While we all keep hearing about iPhones, iPods, iPads, and their increased sales, diehard Apple fans are convinced they are getting the best product for their money. I think otherwise. Below are five reasons why PCs are still a MUCH better option than Macs. PCs Cost Less Macs continue to be priced way too high. Tell me you do not agree. And if you don’t, then you have been hypnotized, as well. Apple stores and apple.com have formulated a one-world pricing market for all things Apple, while in the PC universe, you will find multiple brands, plenty of retail stores, tons of sales and rebates, and many inexpensive refurbished components on the market that folks can use to create their own dream machines. Apple’s lowest [&hellip
The Tankless Water Heater vs Tank Water Heater debate is getting closer each year as the price of tankless water heaters continues to go down. Tankless Water heaters, or sometimes referred to as On-Demand Water Heaters, are the type of heating system that provide hot water only when needed. Compared to conventional water heating systems (tank), Tankless Water heaters don’t use up energy when not in use and this brings in a lot of power savings. Also, in general, they take up far less space and can be installed much easier than storage water heaters. Before, the process of heating water in households is through a water tank. When hot water is needed, you “turn it on” and minutes later once there is enough hot [&hellip
Once upon a time, houses were big boring blocks of stone or wood. But in the next few decades, all of that will change. A new wave of home designs, many from the eco-conscious design group Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology), have been proposed and may soon appear in your area. Among these are such wonders as tree homes and even a house made of living meat! Say hello to the designs of tomorrow. With the way these structures are built, determining who has the best air compressor brand may be a moot point.
The In Vitro Meat Habitat
Starting with one of the most bizarre proposals, Terreform ONE has proposed the construction of homes using laboratory grown pig cells (without harming any pigs). While this design doesn’t seem to have made it far past the initial design phase yet, it created quite a lot of media attention when it was announced. The house itself consists of several different ingredients to aid in the preservation and care of the fleshy walls, and incorporates recycled materials for maximum eco-friendliness.
Fab Tree Hab
One of the most amazing concepts to come out of Terreform ONE is the Fab Tree Hab. Designed as a replacement for the older solutions of Habitat for Humanity, this is a house literally grown out of native trees, which are grafted to produce a living shell. Rainwater feeds both structure and home, with waste composted to keep the soil rich. Even the heat is naturally controlled, with windows positioned for maximum efficiency. The dome-like buildings are built from interwoven branches, and the leaves aid in soil growth. Meanwhile, humans and animals benefit from the food and shelter the houses provide.
One of the current hot items out there is the tiny house, which is available from several manufacturers such as Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. One of these houses is around the size of a large room, with a loft for storage and sleeping. Many houses are also a trailer, so your home is both quaint and mobile. Other tiny houses are more complex and stationary. Cheap to build and often resembling an adult-sized playhouse, these little wonders are highly space efficient in a world where land is at a premium.
Largely inspired by Tolkien’s Shire, the hobbit house label covers a wide range of designs. Some of these designs are little huts, while others are built into hillsides. Building materials also vary, with concrete being a favourite.
One of the most popular types of hobbit house are made out of prefabricated 12 foot sewer pipe. These tunnels create a small underground network of rooms and corridors, with the ceiling and floor hiding all of the wires and pipes. Like previously mentioned, these future houses will not require contractors to read endless reviews of air compressors, table saws, drills, or any other popular power tools that are used in home construction today. Like in the Hobbit movies, the roof of the hobbit house grows over to produce a pristine-appearing hilltop.
Of course, some hobbit holes are carved into rock or built of debris. Some are also built of stone, resembling the Viking structures which inspired Tolkien. With such endless possibilities and natural heat regulation from living underground, hobbit homes are springing up worldwide.
Tankless water heater such as those made by Navien are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional storage water heaters. Made and distributed by a company called Kyung Dong Navien Co Ltd., a Korea-based boiler manufacturing company that specializes in oil boilers, gas boilers, heat transfer control systems and more including air conditioners and fan coils. With their Navien tankless water heater system, a typical household can have hot water without resorting to conventional water heating systems. As we all know, traditional storage water heaters create energy losses even in stand-by mode and this in turn cost money.
The adults in our extended family have been playing bocce for years. Younger kids have always wanted to get involved but of course, the grown ups always won. Enter the game of BOOCHIE, an incredibly fun take-off of bocce but intented for kids of all ages. The manufacturer’s recommended age is 8-15 years but in my opinion, that recommendation should change to 4 to 100. The great thing is that even the youngest player has a chance at winning.