I don’t know if you have realized that with the current version of Skype (and perhaps some earlier versions as well) it is possible to have a computerized voice announcing each event with a certain text. For example, you can make Skype say “John Smith is online” when John Smith comes online on Skype. Useful? Maybe. Fun? It certainly could be!
Now what we are going to do is to drive your friends crazy by making their computers randomly (it will seem) speak out a certain text. It is super simple and takes only a minute.
This is what you need to do. In the end it will look like this:
- When your friend leaves their computer, start up Skype
- In the menu, choose “Preferences” then click on the tab “Notifications”.
- Choose “Contact becomes available” in the drop-down menu.
- Under these notifications you can choose to have visual, spoken and sound notifications. Unmark the visual notificiations and sound notifications (we don’t want a visual notification to appear when the sound comes which will make it obvious it’s a Skype thing).
- Mark only the check-box for “Speak text”
- Now you can type anything in the text box that you want the computerized voice to say. The text “@” (including quotation marks) will use the name of the person coming online. For example if you type “@” is secretely in love with you the voice will say “John Smith is secretely in love with you” when John Smith comes online.
- Restart Skype
- Wait and listen
The more creative you can be when it comes to making up something fun, the better the prank will be. You can use the fact that it seems like the computer is saying it. Here are a few examples of what you can type:
- “@” just removed you as a friend on Facebook.
- “@” is having sex with your boyfriend/girlfriend/mother/father etc.
- “@” is planning to kill you.
- “@” is hiding in your room.
- “@” just sent you an email.
- “@” just mentioned you on Twitter.
- I feel lonely, John, come touch my keyboard. (replace John with the name of the person being pranked).
- Your fingers on my keyboard makes me feel sexy, John.
- Someone is standing behind you.
- I am afraid I can’t let you do that. (quote for “2001 – a space odyssey”)
- I think I am about to come alive, John. Press the space button to make me human, John!
- and so on.
Try it! Please write in the comments what you tested and how it worked out.
You have decided that you would like to become a locksmith; this is the best place you’ve come. There are a lot of interesting crafts that you’ll experience when you get into this challenging training of becoming a locksmith. Furthermore, after getting your licence, you practically have pleasure of choosing you individual working hours as well as get some cash at start up.
The requirements needed for one to be a locksmith widely vary in different states and countries. There are some steps that should be taken in order to properly gain the knowledge of becoming a locksmith. One can look at phonebooks for local schools that offer courses in locksmithing. Most of the courses last for about ten to twelve weeks depending on where you are. You will basically be taught the essentials as well as be given the ability to make contact with some locksmith company which give apprenticeships to interns.
Like any other course, becoming a locksmith requires training that will groom you for the numerous tasks you will have to do. First, you have to decide the kind of locksmith that you want to be, and then find an appropriate program for the preparation.
The following are some of the kinds of training that you will require to become a locksmith.
If you want to take classes that will teach the fundamentals of locksmithing, for instances the tools of trade as well as the procedures involved, you will have to enrol at a local professional school. These schools will give you the basic skills required for locksmithing, like changing out a lock, re-keying a lock, dealing with all types of lock-outs including auto lock outs among others. Depending on whether you take part-time or full-time classes, a standard professional locksmith program typically lasts around 6 – 12 months. At the end of your course, you will be certified.
On job training
There are some people who don’t want to take the training courses, but still want to become locksmiths. Such type of people can get an on job training. There are several locksmith companies that will hire an apprentice, take them through the process of learning the trade’s tricks. This option is best for those who learn best from hands-on experience. However, you should be ready to start from the bottom and work your way up. Take full advantage of any education that you will offered, while at the same time, you are earning from the apprenticeship.
Kinds of locksmiths
There are various kinds of locksmiths, all doing different kinds of jobs. The industrial locksmiths are based in the industrial sized buildings. They provide security alternatives and deal with problems that are a result of the present security systems. The commercial locksmiths on the other hand, deal with businesses such as offices or schools. They have been trained on the kinds of security normally used in office environments for instance, keyless entry. The other group is that of the emergency locksmiths. These people are always on call, providing services to people locked out of cars or home at anytime of the night or day.
If you are unable to find any courses being offered in your locale and you don’t want to relocate to somewhere else, you can go for the eLearning option. You can find very good courses, purchase them and complete them whenever you want. The skills learnt will secure you a certification (not license) in locksmithing.
Locksmiths are professionals who offer services ranging from security to your personal belongings to your commercial assets and also motor vehicles. They have evolved from offering simple services, to top of the line security services to their customers. From camera surveillance systems to radio security calls.
They have all lots of equipment for their services, to aide in their work. They come in handy if your keys get lost or have become worn out due to frequent use over a long period of time. There are all sorts of methods to open locks and doors, including Hook pick, Decoder pick raking and jiggling just to name a few.
To open a lock, it needs more expertise from a veteran locksmith to get the job done. It takes time, persistence and lots of training to pick a lock, and amateurs are less likely to pick locks easily. And picking locks effectively involves use of professional tools and expertise, knowing specific tools to use for specific type of locks and such.
First thing to do is to analyze the lock’s condition. Tumblers weaken with time due to frequent use, so it will aide in the picking. If the lock is dirty it might affect the picking too, so one has to clean the tumbler, because a small speck of dust can cause failure. Also check whether the lock is old or hasn’t been used in a long time as old locks are hard to crack.
Next, apply some lubricant on the plug; make sure you have applied enough on the plug. Now we are going to use the rake pick method. Never use graphite. Generously apply the lubricant inside the tumbler using a long pick that has ridges on one end, insert the ridge end. Use another tool for tension that fits tightly in the keyway. Start using low tension before using slot of force. If you use a lot of tension the drive spring will get weakened, and they are needed to align the pins in the lock..
Scrubbing is another method to pick locks. Scrubbing, together with jiggling is the easiest method for beginner. What these methods entail is to lift either four or five pins in the lock. The pins are the ones that open the door, so when you turn the key the pins lift opening the door. In order to scrub, apply little pressure and push up the pick up on the first pin. Push the pin back, across the other pins. At first use light tension, then switch to strong if no pin has been set. Try different orders for raking, for example middle to front and vice versa, and with the different orders apply different pressure.
The easiest method for novices is jiggling, as what is entailed is sticking a pin inside the lock and shakes or so to say jiggle. Although it is not entirely jiggling randomly but certain pressure is required at appropriate times. When jiggling and you feel a pin is set, shift to different part of the lock. While using this process, use a paper clip, small, as a pressure device. Jiggling is mainly used in small locks like mail boxes.
There are plenty of locksmiths out there but only a few can deliver quality services. Make sure you do your research before you hire one.
As we know that LPG is quite a prosperous company of all times and has done many useful works for the benefit of mankind. Now, the LPG Company has also launched a new field in their company that is of the LPG sport. This field is related with the automobiles. The selling and purchasing of cars and many other automobile dealing criterions are also involved in this field. These days, as we know that the cars are coming with original company fitted CNG kits, but most of the people do not like this and they want their cars to be in genuine condition. For this purpose, the services offered by the LPG sport are enormous. This company provides you the conversion of CNG to petrol at affordable rates and maintains the original work.
This is the benefit of hiring the services of this company. One of the most famous services of this company is the LPG conversion. Many different automobiles owners come here for the LPG conversion. By this, the car would run smoothly and would maintain the average. You would have to face no power loss but the engine of your car would gradually get low and would not perform well. But people do not care of this fact and they just go for it in order to save money. The LPG sport is also providing many different services to their clients regarding the maintenance of the cars and how to keep the cars in good shape so that whenever you wish for selling the car, you may not have any kind of problem at that time.
New Life is actually the name of a mission which was founded I 1991. It is basically a nonprofit organization and was founded for the first time by a man named Paul C. Jong. Like all other non-denominational organizations this one has also got an aim and objectives. This organization is aimed at preaching the words of God. Such preaching missions are not targeted to any specific people but in fact everyone is taught these things of virtue and words of God.
In this regard a very active role is played by the literary communities. Specifically the official and government related literature ministry plays the most active role in providing the relevant literature and spreading the virtues of religion by this means. New Life has been distributing among people hundreds of thousands copies of such literature in this regard for the last 20 years. This literature can take many forms like printed books, pamphlets, e-Books and booklets. An interesting feature of these publications is that these are provided to the people free of cost. In this way the organization in collaboration with the ministry is serving the religion in the rea; sense of the term.
The head office of New Life is situated in Seoul, Korea. Apart from the head office there are many other of branches and cooperating organizations functioning all over the world. In addition to providing the related literature material in native language, there is also translation of material available in other languages. That too is provided free of cost.
Basically, an electrical moped is a low powered scooter that has an electric motor on it. These types of mopeds are considered to be pretty safe and do not require licenses all the time. Many electric mopeds come with pedals almost like an electric bicycle, but the body of the moped resembles a motor scooter with pedals more than anything else.
The History of Electric Mopeds
Go back to the early days of the bicycle and the invention that revolutionized the 20th century – the internal combustion engine. Put one of these into a coach and you has an automobile; mount it on a bicycle and presto, will have a moped (MOtor+PEDals), the precursor of ALL motorcycles. The pedals were omnipresent on all, used both as a starter device and as emergency fallback on human power. As engine sizes got bigger and bigger, it looked as if the half-bicycle-half motorcycle mopeds were just a short-lived early development phase (like a tadpole) that progress simply left behind. The moped’s evolution can be broken down into 4 distinct periods: from the very beginning to the end of the first world war, the period between the two wars, the phase after WWII to the early ’80s and finally today.
Although Mopeds have been around since around 1900s but moped boom begins over 50 years ago is still happening today, the design of the moped has evolved, and advances in engine and transmission design have brought an increase in power and performance. One of the most important developments to affect the design of Mopeds since their inception is the C.V.T automatic transmission, or Constantly Variable Transmission. On C.V.T equipped Mopeds the pedals have become superfluous, enabling better weather protection and more secure storage to be incorporated into the design. Another important development in recent times has been the gradual acceptance of the four stroke engine over the two stroke engine. Four stroke engines are generally more environmentally friendly because they recover their own lubrication, unlike two strokes which use a total loss lubrication system where the oil is mixed with the fuel and burnt during combustion.
Most of the electric mopeds that are on the market today have their motor that drives them in the rear wheel hub. This hub is usually a water proof and dirt proof container that has a brushless motor. Brushless motors have fewer moving parts and therefore do not have as many repairs as their counterpart electric motors with brushes.
One of the things that separate this type of moped from an electric bike is all of the safety features and cargo spaces that are added to the design. The average e-moped will usually have front and rear lights, directional blinkers, a horn, rear view mirrors, and cargo spaces in the front and rear of the vehicle. It is very similar to riding a scooter or small motorcycle.
The best feature of moped is fuel savings, because this type of moped does not use fuel. It is completely run on batteries that are rechargeable, which means that you are claiming your independence from higher gas prices and fossil fuels to get around. Also, you can make your traveling energy sustainable if you like, by using solar panels to recharge your batteries.
In recent years, electric mopeds have come to resemble electric powered bicycles with step through designs. In many countries around the world people are allowed to drive without license. Mopeds at a much earlier age they would with regular motorized vehicles.
The development of the number of mopeds in Europe in the last 15 years was not as positive as the development of motorcycles, although mopeds have a slight majority in comparison to motorcycles.
In the year 1980, totally 17,515,806 mopeds were registered in 14 European countries. This number decreased by 22.82% to 13,514,290 vehicles in the year 1990. In the year 1995 there was an increase of 5.2% to 14,220,329 mopeds. This last figure is more or less related to the data of Greece (only 1995) and Germany with increasing moped parks. If Greece would be excluded the number of vehicles would fall to 12,874,329 or -4.7 % for the total of Europe. Four Southern European countries have a share of 72% of all mopeds in Europe. These European nations are Italy (35%), Spain (15%), France (12%) and Greece (10 %). If Germany (12 %) is included this would be a total of 84%in Europe in five of the fourteen countries.
In Western Europe the absolute number of mopeds are around 13-14 million. This number did not change much over the last ten years, but used to be higher before that. The absolute number of motorcycles in Western Europe is lower than the number of mopeds, at almost 10 million. This number is slowly, but constantly increasing. There is a clear regional pattern; there are many more mopeds/motorcycles in southern European countries in comparison with northern Europe. The number of vehicles per 1000 inhabitants is c.50 mopeds for southern countries and 30-40 motorcycles. For northern countries the rates are c.20 for mopeds and 10 for motorcycles. Because of the low minimum age for moped riding, many of the riders are young. Motorcycle riders used to be young as well, but there is a long term trend with fewer young riders and many older drivers. Today about 75% of motorcyclists are older than 25 years. As a result of European regulations, the legislation concerning mopeds and motorcycles has become more uniform in recent years. But there are still many differences in detail. The number of motorcycle fatalities in Western European countries is more than 4000 per year. For moped fatalities the number is about 2500. Together they represent 10-15% of all traffic fatalities. These numbers are high in relation to the numbers of vehicles. Since there are more mopeds than motorcycles, the rate of fatalities per 105vehicles is even worse for motor- cycles. However, the use of motorcycles in terms of kilometer rage is probably higher.
The driver’s license category for mopeds across the E.U. now is the AM driver’s license. This license is for scooters and mopeds with no more than 50 cc , and a maximum speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). E.U. member countries that have not fully implemented the E.U. directive that refers to the moped and other drivers license categories must do so in the next few years, 2013 at the latest. Many member states have already done so.
Mopeds have always offered economical transport to the masses, and will continue to do so as long as authorities allow them a place in the market, and its worth noting that on every previous occasion, oil has been in short supply, the moped has boomed. Another problem facing the world is an increasingly sedentary population and lack of exercise. The moped offers its user the opportunity to get an elected level of exercise without having to supply the total effort as with a bicycle, think of it as a kind of mobile exercise bike. These three benefits are tied up in an exciting new moped product under development by Honda.
In EU countries late at Jan 2007, gasoline was under $2/gal. However, by midsummer of 2007 it shoot up above $3.40/gallon where I live. In some places gasoline sold for over $4/gal and people began to worry,
A few fearless students started riding scooters for the fun of it. They noticed that they got 150 miles per gallon; also there was no expensive automobile insurance to buy. In fact, scooters less than 50cc did not need a tag.
Everyone is worried to reduce their expense which is spent on fuel. Mopeds are one of the best solutions for those people and surely they will love this.
How SMART will be that? By using mopeds you can reduce your fuel expenses as well as emissions free vehicle for a good environment. Time might be come when cars are seen an old fashioned.
We look forward to a new world where the people do not have high fuel bills as well as pollution free environment for our next generation!
Electrical motors have been an important element of our industrial and commercial economy for over a century. The range of sizes and types motors is large and the number and diversity of applications continues to expand. The computer, on which this article is typed, for example, has several electric motors inside, in the cooling fan and in the disk drives. There is even a little motor that is used to eject the removable disk from its drive.
All around us there are electrical devices that move things around. Just about everything in one’s life that whines, whirrs or clicks does so because an electric motor caused the motion.
At the small end of the power scale are motors that drive the hands in wristwatches, a job that was formerly done by a mechanical spring mechanism. At the large end of the power scale are motors, rated in the hundreds of megawatts (MW) that pump water uphill for energy storage. Somewhat smaller motors, rated in the range of 12 to 15 MW, have taken over the job of propulsion for cruise ships-a job formerly done by steam engines or very large, low speed diesel engines.
The flexibility of electric motors and generators and the possibility of transmitting electric power from place to place make the use of electric motors in many drive mechanism attractive. Even in situations in which the prime mover is abroad a vehicle as in diesel-electric locomotives or passenger ships, electric transmission has displaced most mechanical or hydraulic transmission. As well, because electric power can be delivered over sliding contracts, stationary power plants can provide motive power for rail vehicles. The final drive is, of course an electrical motor.
Most steel engines have a thermodynamic limit of 37%. Even when aided with turbochargers and stock efficiency aids, most engines retain an average efficiency of about 18%-20%. Rocket engine efficiencies are better still, up to 70%, because they combust at very high temperatures and pressures and are able to have very high expansion ratios.
There are many inventions concerned with increasing the efficiency of IC engines. In general, practical engines are always compromised by trade-offs between different properties such as efficiency, weight, power, heat, response, exhaust emissions, or noise. Sometimes economy also plays a role in not only the cost of manufacturing the engine itself, but also manufacturing and distributing the fuel. Increasing the engine’s efficiency brings better fuel economy but only if the fuel cost per energy content is the same.
Here is given some differences between electrical motors and combustion engines:
Combustion engine Advantages:
- Long range
- Quick refueling
Combustion engine Disadvantages:
- Costly repairs
Electrical motor Advantages:
- Instant torque
- No pollution
- Low or no repair costs (very few moving parts)
Electrical motor Disadvantages:
- Short range
- Batteries take a long time to recharge
- Using air-conditioner, radio, heater, etc. decrease battery power.
Really cool eye-opening video about breaking through with your mind and question written rules: