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The Sunday Opinion From Live Your Way

The Sunday OpinionThis morning, as I sit and watch the Sunday morning talk shows, I have one thought, for both Democrats and Republicans:  Get On Board or Get Out!

Americans want to be strong again and they are absolutely tired of political squabbling. 

Republicans, enough with your silly Grover Norquist pledge.  Obama did win the election and one of his tenants was to cut the tax breaks on those earning over $250,000.  So do it!  And while we’re at, enough squabbling about the Benghazi attack.  Even if it was not handled properly (which I do not necessarily buy), your side missed signals that would have prevented the largest terrorist attack in America.  So, zip it!  And, John McCain, I love ya buddy and you are an American hero, but you’ve become an anachronism.  You live in Arizona and are older than most retirees.  Start enjoying some golf…

And Democrats, it was not landslide.  Something like 47% went with the other side.  You have to give on entitlements.

And to those of you who are still lost in right-wing talk radio that bashes just about everything…YOU’RE NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY!

I voted for Obama because he understands the world better than the latest version of the Republicans, who still live in a black and white “we’re the best, bomb people if they dont’ realize it world”.  Have you see the latest stats on America?  We’re way behind in a bunch of categories.  Read this…we’re not even in the top 10 in standard of living among civilized countries. 

Do you want to be on top again? 

We need leaders who set aside their political partisanship and do what is best for the country. 

I was a huge Ronald Reagan fan because he was a true leader, a trait I think Obama has and one that I hope he soon displays. 

Let’s end today’s rant with one of Ronnie’s famous quotes:

“If you’re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.” 

Richard CummingsThe Sunday Opinion From Live Your Way

Beyond the iPad: The True Legacy of Steve Jobs

legacy of Steve JobsFor many, the legacy of Steve Jobs may be the device you hold in your hand or the computer on which you are reading this right now. But the true legacy of Steve Jobs is not one of technology, but of life.

In the many accounts of the life of Steve Jobs recently written, we read articles such as how Steve Jobs changed the way we interact with music and how Steve Jobs Told Us What We Needed Before We Knew. Certainly, Steve Jobs will be remembered 100 years from now for the way he created the perfect marriage between art and technology.

But, if we stop there, only acknowledging the great technical products that Steve Jobs bestowed on the world, we miss the greatest lesson that Steve Jobs has given us.Read More

Richard CummingsBeyond the iPad: The True Legacy of Steve Jobs

Jenna Marbles: How To Get Ready For a Date

This morning, I just came across the video Jenna Marbles, How To Get Ready for a Date.

After seeing her video, I realized that Jenna Marbles has had nearly 5 million hits on this video and many others. Why? Because she’s funny, raunchy, self-deprecating, and…pretty hot. Check out here video below How to Get Ready For a Date. If you like it, visit her YouTube channel to see more of her weekly ramblings.

Richard CummingsJenna Marbles: How To Get Ready For a Date

Verizon 4G Wireless Internet 5GB Bandwidth Limitation: The Fastest Internet You Can’t Use!

Verizon Wireless 5GB Bandwidth LimitIf you are considering Verizon 4G LTE Wireless Internet, you might want to stop right now. Their current package has a 5GB bandwidth limit, which makes Verizon Wireless Internet the best Internet service that you can’t use.

A few days ago, I wrote this Verizon 4G LTE Wireless Internet Review. I wrote glowingly about this Verizon 4G Wireless Mi-Fi product because it was truly remarkable: easy to setup, easy to connect to, and Internet speeds the likes of which I have not seen in a home network. And, on top of that, it was all wireless–you could literally take it with you anywhere you wanted to go.

And then, as I was filing away the contract paperwork, I saw a little note that said: 5GB Bandwidth Limitation.

Verizon 4G Wireless Internet 5GB Bandwidth Limitation: You Can’t Be Serious

Excuse me? I thought I had read this wrong. A 5GB bandwidth limitation?

The reason people need fast Internet is to do things that consume bandwidth! I dont’ need superfast Internet to check email or view web pages. All of these things are fine on DSL. I, and you, need fast Internet to watch YouTube videos, NetFlix movies, Hulu Online TV, and everything that is “downloading” or “buffering” when I wish I could start watching it right away.

Most people are unaware just how limiting 5GB of bandwidth really is. Well, let me tell you. One movie of decent quality video consumes about 1GB of bandwidth. Read More

Richard CummingsVerizon 4G Wireless Internet 5GB Bandwidth Limitation: The Fastest Internet You Can’t Use!

Verizon 4G LTE Wireless Internet (MiFi): Review and Setup Instructions

4G Verizon WirelessIn the article, I will provide a live review of the new Verizon 4G wireless Internet, tell you why we chose it, review speeds of this device versus our current DSL service, and provide you with instructions as I am setting it up.

Verizon 4G Wireless MiFi Mobile HotSpot Versus DSL: Quick Take

Before we get to the meat and potatoes of this review, I will provide a summary for folks who do not like details:

  • The setup of the Verizon 4G Wireless MiFi Internet device is the easiest technical setup that you will ever encounter. It’s basically plug-and-play.
  • The performance of the Verizon 4G Mobile Hotspot solution blew away our existing DSL, averaging speeds in excess of 15 times faster than DSL.
  • The Verizon 4G literally provides Internet everywhere and the mobile hotspot (the device provided), which is about 1/2 the size of an Apple iPhone, can go anywhere.
  • The MiFi device provides WiFi and can connect up to 5 users.
  • The price of Verizon Wireless WiFi is extremely competitive, about $50 per month for extremely fast Internet–anywhere!
  • Wait! Buyer Beware: Read about the Verizon 4G Wireless Internet 5GB Bandwidth Limitation. I returned my Verizon 4G Internet because of this.

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Richard CummingsVerizon 4G LTE Wireless Internet (MiFi): Review and Setup Instructions

What Would You Do For Five Dollars?

What would you do for five dollars?

Over the weekend, I had a boring technical task that I needed to accomplish and I searched the Internet to see if there were people out there who did it.  Maybe they like to do it; I didn’t.

This search led me to a website called Fiverr.com: “The place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5.”

After finding someone to do what I needed done for $5, I began to wonder…just what are people willing to do for $5? It turns out that in this economy people are willing to do a whole lot of things for $5.Read More

Richard CummingsWhat Would You Do For Five Dollars?

Chat Roulette: A Live Review of ChatRoulette.Com

I am just reading in the entertainment section of the newspaper about this website called ChatRoulette.com.  It´s a website on which everybody is LIVE on webcams.  No doctored photos or photos of people from 10 years before.  It´s all apparently live, pimples and all.  So, I´m gonna pop on the computer and see what all the fuss is about.

It sounds like some sort of online version of hot or not.  But without Lorenzo Lamas, can it really be any fun?  Well, I´m gonna try!

So, here I go…firing up the webcam that I never use (it seems to be blurry which is good because when people pass on me I can blame the blurriness)…going over to  ChatRoulette.com.

Ok, so you visit the site and up comes two picture windows:  one is a video from your webcam and the other one is a video of other people.

This is too weird!!!  After you see your image, you just start seeing images of other people above you.  You are able to choose to chat with them or click a button that says next, meaning¨you don´t impress me much!¨Read More

Richard CummingsChat Roulette: A Live Review of ChatRoulette.Com