Belly fat burners that work

Thе Fastest Wау Tо Lose Weight In 4 Weeks

Aftеr awhile I dіd ѕоmе research fоr belly fat burners that work, tо gain ѕоmе confidence and self-esteem were some goals I hаd іn mind. I wanted tо lose weight rеаllу bad, аnd I hаd trіеd аlmоѕt everything. Frоm lose weight pills, tо eating healthy foods, and going tо the gym TWO times а day! Fоr the amount оf time I put into mу workouts and the bland food I wаѕ eating I wаѕ barely shedding the pounds; and I wаѕ working HARD аt іt too. Losing 1 оr 2 pounds еvеrу thrее days wаѕ nоt еnоugh fоr mе аnd I wanted tо ѕее real results FAST.

I wаѕ tоо embarrassed tо gо tо the gym anymore. I could hear people snickering and making comments about mе and mу weight. I wаѕ getting little results and felt іt wasn’t worth paying fоr а gym membership tо mе anymore јuѕt tо gеt insulted everyday. Sо I decided tо defeat my belly fat problem оn mу own. I tооk thе time tо dо а lot оf research оn thе internet аnd I fоund а fеw programs thаt caught mу attention. I searched for fat burner for men, belly fat burning exercises, fat burning exercises, and lots more. The Fat Diminisher program changed mу life forever. It’s lіkе аѕ іf thеѕе people held thе key fоr а weight loss cure аnd hаvе bееn waiting fоr mе tо find them. At fіrѕt I thought thіѕ wаѕ а scam, аnоthеr stupid “weight loss cure” program thаt wоuld teach mе whаt I аlrеаdу knew; I already found lots of those. WRONG, its а completely unique diet program thаt ran mе thrоugh step-by-step techniques оn hоw tо live а healthy life. Fоr thе cost оf а cup оf coffee реr day (or еvеn а whopper cheeseburger реr week) I hаd nоthіng tо lose. It wаѕ mу lаѕt shot оn trуіng tо lose weight ѕо I wеnt fоr it. And OH MY GOD I соuld nоt bе happier than I аm today! Thіѕ wаѕ thе weight loss cure thаt I hаvе bееn lооkіng for! I ѕаw results wіthіn days, I wаѕ shedding pounds аt а fast rate thаt I thought mу scale wаѕ broken.

After аbоut 3 weeks I couldn’t bеlіеvе hоw muсh healthier I was. It worked fоr mе ѕо I hаd tо trу оut ѕоmе оthеr programs. I weighed about 300 pounds (I wаѕ scared tо check mу weight bасk thеn tо bе honest) and then аftеr 3 weeks I lost about 30 pounds and ѕtіll losing! I аm аbоut 5 feet аnd 11 inches ѕо I аm а big guy. I thіnk аftеr а fеw mоrе weeks wіth thіѕ program I саn start working оut аgаіn аt thе gym.

Ok, аftеr а fеw days оf uѕіng thіѕ nеw program I hаvе tо admit. I hаd mу doubts, but іt trulу worked. Mу arms аrе buffed аnd I hаvе а lean cut аrоund mу shoulders. I ѕtіll hаvе mу belly, but thаt іѕ slowly disappearing аѕ wеll folks. I hаvе bееn gоіng оut ѕо muсh mоrе nоw even to the gym, I am stuck in a contract so I am going to use it. This program was the catalyst I needed to get me back in shape. It is still hard work but I am not afraid of that and neither should you.  I wаnt tо leave everyone, mу advice that thіѕ іѕ thе bеѕt weight loss cure. Nоthіng іѕ impossible, it’s mind оvеr matter, set goals for yourself, bе determined аnd dedicate уоurѕеlf tо thеѕе programs аnd уоu wіll change уоur life forever. I аm sharing this with the public bесаuѕе I knоw what іt feels lіkе tо bе rejected and lose confidence. I don’t wаnt аnуоnе tо live thаt life аѕ thаt іѕ mу раѕt life аnd nоw I hаvе а whоlе nеw life tо lооk fоrwаrd to. I also make a little extra if you try it out, help pay for that gym membership you know. Tо follow thе ѕаmе AMAZING diet аnd exercise plan that I uѕеd рlеаѕе go here:

 

 

Oh! I also found this book that helps very very much. They let me give out a free sample that has 10 free recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Energy Pros and Cons for Survival

Alternative energy production is key to the survival game. Below I layout basic wind energy pros and cons.

 

I have scored the Internet for all the most relevant and important facts about alternative energy in general and wind power specifically. This wind energy pros and cons listing will help you make a decision on implementing wind as an alternate energy solution. Alternative energy is not a competition and this post is not going to recommend wind energy over any other type of alternative energy like solar panels. All types of alternative energy have pros and cons depending on your needs for energy based on aspects such as your Geo-location, energy requirements, skill level, etc.  Everything you are about to read is properly referenced at the bottom of this page. 

 

Pros and Cons:

Pro: Wind energy is one of the oldest “green” energy solutions employed by humans. We have been using the windmill to pump water, grind flower, etc. for thousands of years. In all these years it still does not directly cause pollution.

Con: Wind can be a seasonal source of energy so it might not meet your foundation energy requirements without storing the generated energy, e.g., batteries.

Pro: The potential of wind power is enormous – 20 times more than what the entire human population needs.**

Con: Upfront costs can be extensive for both corporate and private individuals.

Pro: Contrary to the above con prices are declining and have decreased over 80% since 1980 and are should keep decreasing.****

Con: Some wind turbines have been known to cause harm to wildlife, flying animals such as birds do not always see the spinning blades and collide with them.

Pro: Wind turbines are incredible space-efficient. The largest of them generate enough electricity to power 600 U.S. homes.*****

Con: Close neighbors might complain of the noise.

Pro: Wind power only accounts for about 2.5% of total worldwide electricity production, but is growing at a promising rate of 25% per year (2010).*

Con: Close neighbors might complain of the aesthetics.

Pro: Until we run out of it wind power will be and is ever replenishing (renewable) and since wind is available any place on the planet we can harness energy anywhere like offshore wind.

Con: There is a slight potential that a localized impact on night-time temperatures and weather can occur.

Pro: Maintenance costs for a wind powered generator are relatively low.

Con: Since it is designed to catch wind, a wind turbine is susceptible to damage from severe storms or extremely high winds.

Pro: Application in domestic applications has great potential to effect the power grid for the better: easing the demand on the utility companies and mitigating  power outages for homeowners.

 

 

References: *U.S. Energy Information Administration, **Inside Science, ***PolitiFact, ****Arizona Energy, *****National Geographic, ******U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Everyday practical tutorial – Can’t find me, HA!

In this everyday practical tutorial I’ll show you how to get some privacy away from big brother, Google, and whom ever is sitting behind a remote keyboard that is trying to find you secret lair.

So you know how Google can find your Android phone using Android Device Manager. If not, check out this artical from Google that shows you how:

Google Find Phone

Well sometimes I don’t want my phone, and by association – me, to be found. I thought you might not want that to happen either. You might think that turning off your GPS radio would do the trick, that’s the logical thing a practical person would think anyway, but nope; Android Device Manager will turn it back on and track you down like you owe it money. If you want to ensure some privacy you need to turn on the Power Saver option you can find it under Settings > Battery Manager

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The section in the screen shot is where you can toggle the setting On and Off with the slider. If you tap the Power saver heading it will let you select what settings Power Saver will manage. Note that GPS is not in there, not sure why. Now with Power saver on GPS will be locked out in an effort to conserve battery power; not even Android Device Manager is allowed to turn on the radio to transmit your GPS position. As an added benefit you battery should last longer. With Power saver on with its default settings you might experiance a little lag as it conserves CPU, but you want to be incognito so a little CPU hit is worth it. I didn’t notice a dramatic change anyway. I assume that the GPS can still be activated for emergency reasons by the authorities, I didn’t want to test that out so I cannot guarantee it … it just feels like something that couldn’t be permanently disabled.

Note: this was tested on a HTC One M8 with the following Everyday practical tutorial - system state

 

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Basic Windows 10 Install

So Windows 10 was just released so I thought I would make this video of installing it and poking around a bit. I used the ISO I downloaded from Microsoft using their download tool. I had it download the 32bit and 64bit versions in one ISO, kind of nice. I then set my VM to use that ISO as its boot media, the rest is in the video. Enjoy!

Special thanks to http://www.bensound.com for the music in the video.

How To Install Microsoft Compliance Manager v1 On Windows 7 / Server 2008 / 2008 R2 With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

Make sure you have administrator rights along with user rights assignment to debug programs and manage auditing and security log, found in secpol.msc > local policies > user rights assignment.

Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 express. Go with the defaults mostly, make changes to your preference or environment, but you must make the SQL instance “MICROSOFTSCM” and have the SQL server database engine use NT authority\system for the account name, do not enter a password your system will take care of that. I would also add your domain or local administrators group to have permissions on the SQL server.

Install Microsoft Security Compliance Manager accepting the defaults or making environment specific changes.

Done.

Windows 7 or Domain Controller forgot password

So some how, and I won’t judge, you don’t have the user name and or password of an Active Directory domain administrator account and you need into that system. Your typical Windows password resetting utilities won’t work. This is because tbhe domain user accounts and passwords are not in the systems registry like they are in Windows 7, for example, but are in Active Directory.

Ok so if your like me you don’t need the talk; your server is down because you don’t have a password and you have users or management breathing down your neck asking every five minutes if you got the server back up.

Go grab your OS install disk and follow the steps below.

1. Boot to the install disk.
2. Select your language.
3. Click the link to take you to the repair tools/console, Repair you computer.
4. Select your installation you want to repair.
5. Launch the command prompt.
6. Change to the System32 directory in the Windows install directory, e.g., D:\Windows\System32.
7. Run this command: copy utilman.exe utilman.bak to make a backup of utilman.exe.
8. Run this command: copy cmd.exe utilman.exe to replace utilman.exe with cmd.exe.
9. Pop the install cd out of the system.
10. Run this command: shutdown -r -t 0 to reboot the system.
11. Once your system is done booting and your at the logon screen.
12. Click the icon in the bottom left that looks like a clock or press the Windows key + U to launch the Ease of Access wizard. But wait … what’s this. It’s not the Ease of Access wizard but a command prompt running as the SYSTEM account.
13. After you settle the evil scientist laugh that’s going on in your head run this command: net user to get a list of users, handy if you don’t know the user name of a domain admin account.
14. Run this command: net user <username> to reset the password of that account to something you know. Now you will still have to meet the password complexity requirements, if there are any, a good one to use night be $top4G3t!ngP@$$w0rd$.
15. Close the command window and logon with your reset account and password.
16. Be a good little boy / girl and undo the hack you just did. Delete the cmd version of utilman, set the password to something you will remember, only one person knows, and strong.
17. Write down the password and secure it in a safe or something.

Done.

You can use this same method when your Windows 7 users forgot the password as well. Bellow you will find a video I made of a practical demonstration of this technique.

 

How to make an Android development machine on Ubuntu 10.04.3 Long Term Support (LTS) Desktop 32 bit version

To start I must give credit to ‘uzzal’ and his blog “Setup Android Environment on Ubuntu 10.10,” found here http://mynetsys.blogspot.com/2011/02/setup-android-environment-on-ubuntu.html, following the directions there I was able to make my first Android development environment. I made this document in order to fit my needs and update the process with the latest software at the time, other than the OS version; I picked 10.04.3 because of its LTS status.
This document assumes you have or know how to install Ubuntu 10.04.3. So please do this first by any means you know how or can find on the internet. You can download the ISO here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download by using the drop down in step one. Remember in creating this document I use the “Ubuntu 10.04 LTS – Long-term support” “32-bit (recommended) version of Ubuntu. I also followed this nice step-by-step on how install Ubuntu, http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-10-04-LTS-141550.shtml . If you want to get the same results I show here then start with this version of Ubuntu and follow the install steps found at softpedia. I made a change to the softpedia steps by setting a 2048MB swap partition at the beginning of my disk 10240MB as the first primary partition mounted at ‘/’ and the remaining free space of 52135MB as the next primary partition mounted at ‘/home’.
*Note that this is given as is with no warranty and no guarantee. It is not the intent for these steps to cause issues with your system. With that said, making any modifications to a computer system and or its operating system does have the potential to cause issues. If you break your system while performing these actions it’s at your risk, test on a non-production system first.

Prep:

We are going to download all your needed components first then install them in the order you need.
1. Download Oracle’s Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 7u2 from here http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-7u2-download-1377129.html if this link no longer works by the time you read this document then do a search for “JDK” and find the latest most “official” looking download location, sorry if Oracle changes things.
2. Download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Linux 32 Bit version, from here http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/?osType=linux . At the time of this writing the version is “Eclipse Indigo 3.7.1”, again sorry if things have changed by the time you read this … use Google to find the latest stuff.

Install time:

The Oracle JDK

  1.  You can find a good tutorial on how to install JDK 7u2 here http://askubuntu.com/questions/55848/how-do-i-install-oracle-java-jdk-7. I have given you the steps I used below.
  2.  Open a terminal and “cd” to the directory where you downloaded “jdk-7u<version>-linux-i586.tar.gz” to.
  3.  Type ‘sudo tar zxvf jdk-7u<version>-linux-i586.tar.gz, note use the “TAB” button when typing out long names … it really helps, and make it a habit. This will unpack “install” the JDK to a new sub directory called “jdk1.7.0_<version>” in the current directory.
  4.  Make “jvm” directory under “/usr/lib” by typing ‘sudo mkdir /usr/lib/jvm’.
  5.  Move the” jdk1.7.0_<version>” directory to “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_<version>” by typing ‘sudo mv ./jdk1.7.0_<version> /usr/lib/jvm’.
  6.  Now run:
    1. sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/java” “java” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_<version>/bin/java” 1
    2. sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javac” “javac” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_<version>/bin/javac” 1
    3. sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javaws” “javaws” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_<version>/ 1

The Eclipse development environment:

  1. Open a terminal and “cd” to the directory where you downloaded “eclipse-java-<version>-linux-gtk.tar.gz” chances are it is in the same directory as the JDK .tar file so stay where you are.
  2. Type ‘sudo tar zxvf eclipse-java-<version>-linux-gtk.tar.gz’, note use the “TAB” button when typing out long names … it really helps, and make it a habit.
  3. Move the “eclipse” directory to “/opt/” by typing ‘sudo mv eclipse /opt/’.
  4. Modify the permissions, ACL, for the eclipse folder with
    1.  ‘sudo chmod -R a+r /opt/eclipse’ – This recursively (-R) gives ‘all’ (a) read (+r) permissions on the “eclipse” folder.
    2. ‘sudo chmod a+x /opt/eclipse/eclipse’ – This  makes “eclipse” executable (+x) to all (a).
  5. Now to make an executable in your path
    1. ‘sudo touch /usr/bin/eclipse’ – Makes an empty file in “/usr/bin” called “eclipse”.
    2. ‘sudo chmod  777 /usr/bin/eclipse – Changes the permissions, ACL, to allow everyone full access to the file.
    3. ‘sudo gedit /usr/bin/eclipse’ – Opens the “eclipse” file in “gedit” so you can add some content to it. Here is the content, copy and paste it into “gedit” then save and close it.:#!/bin/sh #export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=”/usr/lib/mozilla/” export ECLIPSE_HOME=”/opt/eclipse” $ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse $*
      Copy and paste it into “gedit” then save and close it.
  6. You will want to run Eclipse no matter where you are so make a symlink to it by typing ‘sudo ln –s /usr/bin/eclipse /bin/eclipse’.
  7. Launching Eclipse from a terminal is fine and all but what if you want to launch it from the “Applications” menu. Well you do this.
    1.  ‘sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop’
    2. Copy and paste this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Eclipse Comment=Eclipse IDE Exec=eclipse Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Application;Development; StartupNotify=true
    3. Then you will have to “save as” under “file” and browse to “/usr/share/applications” and name the file “eclipse.desktop”.
    4. Close “gedit”.
    5. Click “Applications” you should now have a section called “Programming” and under that “Eclipse”.
  8. Run Eclipse for the first time by typing in ‘eclipse –clean’
  9. Type or “Browse…” to the directory you wish Eclipse to use as your workspace, or just keep the default and click “OK”.

Install the Android ADT Plugin for Eclipse:

  1. I followed this guide http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html starting at “Downloading the ADT Plugin.” For your convenience I have the steps below.
    1. Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software….
    2. Click Add, in the top-right corner.
    3. In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter “ADT Plugin” for the Name and the following URL for the Location: https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/
    4. Click OK Note: If you have trouble acquiring the plugin, try using “http” in the Location URL, instead of “https” (https is preferred for security reasons).
    5. In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools and clickNext.
    6. In the next window, you’ll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. ClickNext.
    7. Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.
      Note: If you get a security warning saying that the authenticity or validity of the software can’t be established, click OK.
    8. When the installation completes, restart Eclipse.

Install the Android SDK:

  1. Once Eclipse restarts it asks for your workspace again so type or “Browse…” to the directory you wish Eclipse to use as your workspace, or just keep the default and click “OK”.
  2. Next is a very cool new thing that Google has done for us it automatically assumes that you would want to install the Android SDK seeing as you just installed the ADT Plugin. So yes we would like to do that, keep everything as it sits and click “Next>”.
  3. Are you the sharing type? Make up your mind if you want to share usage statistics with Google and then click “Finish”.
  4. Read and accept all the license agreements, then click “Install”.
There you go your all done, now go program that next killer app!!!

Shadow Groups

Have you ever just wanted to assign permissions on a file or folder to an Active Directory (AD) Organizational Unit (OU)? Well that still isn’t possible but you can achieve the same effect with Shadow Groups (SG) and Restricted Groups (RG).

So here we go, FYI I am assuming you have an AD setup, an OU with users in it, and know how to get around in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) and the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

Lets say you have an OU called StormTroopers and it has some user accounts in it. To make a shadow group for this OU is to open the OU and right click in some white space in the right hand pane of ADUC and create a new Security Group, Local/ Global/Universal, you pick one that is best for you.
I might have a post on the differences of each group type in the future so stay tuned.

Anyway back to my story. Name this new group the exact name of the OU, in our case StormTroopers, and now you have a Shadow Group … what a mysterious name for something that isn’t that hard.

Now all you need to do is adjust the Access Control List (ACL) of a file or folder to add the SG you just made.

Well that was fun and quite useful but what if you want to make sure the members of that SG stay the same even off someone adds to that SG on accident, ya we’ll say it was an accident.

In GPMC create a new GPO, name it what you will, and edit it. Drill down through Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings to Restricted Groups. Right click in the white space in the right hand pane and select Add Group… Type in the SG or click Browse… to find it in AD. Under Members of this group: click Add… Type in the user names or click Browse… to find them in AD. Click OK or Apply all the way out of the group properties and close the GPO.

In GPMC right click on the OU that contains your Domain Controllers and click Link an Existing GPO…, find your newly created RG GPO and click OK. To implement this new GPO right away open cmd.exe and run gpupdate /force. Or you can just wait for GP to refresh on its own, default is 15 minutes. All you have to do now is assign your new SG some ACLs on a file or folder.

 

Fixed our Discovery Kids digital mp3 boombox

This post is about how I fixed my kids Discovery Kids digital mp3 boombox that stopped working. It just wouldn’t turn on any more.

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I did some searching on the problem and found that other had this same problem. Some found a solution by connecting it to a computer and formating the device. Like others the unit would work fine when connected to USB. The drive looked to be ok, I could access it from the computer without issie, but I copied off the music and formatted the drive just to make sure and then put the music back on. This didn’t help me but I void warranties very well so I opened it up. I also noticed that something was rattling around in there when I shook it so I figured I would at least see what that was.

The tricky part about getting into this toy is the rubber plugs in the screw holes. I had a dental tool that was curved and rather sharp, almost like a sewing needle. I was able to hook it around he back of the plugs and pull them out then use a very small Phillips screw driver to get the screws out.

I found that our kids had played with it a little too rough and the cable that supplies power to the main board from the batteries was broken off. The wires had moved back and forth enough to cause stress fractures and snap off. This flat gray cable has four wires in it and comes off of the circut board that the “ON HOLD OFF” switch controls, which is a pass through for the battery power.

I had to take all of the internal circut boards out and the speakers. Go easy so you don’t break off any other wires. I then stripped back the insulation on the power cable, I just cut between each wire with a hobby knife and used my thumb nail to strip it so I wouldn’t cut the thin wire any more then it was. Next I tinned each wire. Next I tested to see which wire was the ground wire as the ground terminal was labled on the main board and I could use that to make sure I put the wires back in the right place. I just used my multimeter to test continuity to find it. While I was doing all of this my soldering iron was heating up and was now ready for me to re-attach the wires, so that’s what I did. It was a little tricky because my iron tip is was a bit big for this kind of work so I got the terminals crossed once and had to clean it up.

Once the cable was back on I tested it out and it worked just fine. Before I closed it all back up I shot in a good amount of hot glue around the power cable and a few others that looked weak. I put every thing back in and all the screws and even the rubber plugs. The kids were back dancing to “Bit By Bit” and supper happy.

This took me about an hour to do but half of it was with my son in my lap “helping” me out.

Hope this helps someone.