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May 27, 2013

One of the most popular and maybe the most needed safety gear is helmet but one of the best skiing safety tips is really a matter of personal choice – to wear, or not to wear.  Although it isn’t really mandated, it is encouraged to use helmet.

Unquestionably skiers should be just as cautious if you think about those who usually wear protective headgear, namely football and baseball players, construction workers, horseback riders, rock climbers, bicyclers, auto racers, and motorcycle riders.  The most important safety gear for skiers is helmet and as well as the following.

You will definitely enjoy it more and will have much more fun on the slopes if you’re in good shape. Exercise in advance and work your way up to skiing by exercising constantly year-round.

Use proper ski equipment and don’t just borrow equipment. Rent from a ski shop or the ski resort and make sure that the shop is legit.  When purchasing equipment, be certain your ski boots are fitted properly as it should be. In any case, confirm your bindings are properly adjusted.

Get ready for the weather.  Be dressed in layers of clothes and put on a helmet liner, a hat, or a headband.  Also put on gloves or mittens.  Always carry an extra pair lest the first pair gets wet.

Acquire proper instruction. Either individual or group Sign up for ski lessons. Experienced skiers still polish up their skills with a lesson every now and then.

Ski goggles are also important.  Put on ski goggles that perfectly fit around your helmet. There are goggles for those who wear eyeglasses, buy goggles that fit comfortably over your eyeglasses or you may also consider prescription goggles but it would me a bit costly.

If you’re exhausted, take a break and rest for a short time in the lodge.  As you’re resting, ensure you eat and drink enough.  Although done in ice, skiing burns a lot of energy! At what time it’s the end of the day, there’s no need to attempt and obtain in a final run, or two, if you are tired.  It’s okay and in fact better to stop as you’re ahead and spare your energy for next time.

Ski with a friend or with a group; it’s at all times safer to ski with a friend so he can watch out for you and you watch out for him too.  Appoint a meeting area if in some point you lost each other and walkie-talkies will come handy so you could stay in touch.

Respect your limits. Do not ski trails that are on top of your skill level.  Do not go off-trail.  At the same time, maintain to be in control of your skis and the trail you are skiing should be the center of your attention. Accidents happen more often when you lost guard.

Obey the rules.  Comply with posted trail closure and other warning signs.  Remember that there are skiers who are in front of you, and below you, on the trail have the right-of-way.

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Posted: May 27, 2013 8:00pm
Mar 26, 2013

http://blackhawk-mines.com/2013/03/22/outdoor-adventures-in-thailand/

Do I have to tell you why Thailand, well then let me give you reasons why you of all countries will enjoy this country if you love outdoors!

Have you tried caving, if not then try it in Thailand.  Get inside of Thailand literally by exploring ancient caves and tremendous caverns like those in the Pang Mapha District of the Mae Hong Son Province.  Dare and see the underground and discover wildlife, history and geology, it’s a caving venture you will never forget.  Caves like Cave Lodge have expert guides.  Expert guides will escort you so you need not to worry, they will lead you through geologic labyrinths, vertical caves and collapsed caves.  For additional thrill and blood rushing, your journey comes along with forest hikes or rafting to see even more of the Thai landscape.

For animal lover and wild life enthusiasts out there, we are sure that you will enjoy Jungle Trekking in the wilds of Thailand by hitting the unmarked trails.  To make the most out of your trip, try at least a 3-day trek to see mountain ridges, rainforests and experience camping in the beautiful Thai wilderness.

Elephant Riding, sounds like fun, yes it is!  This will be a whole new experience that you shouldn’t ever miss, taking an elephant ride through local Thai villages and surrounding forests.  Miss it and it will feel like you have never gone to Thailand at all.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2013 9:28pm
Feb 27, 2013
First things first, why do you go on camping?  Is camping really fun?  The outdoor is a great experience to anyone.  The adventure of living in the outdoors makes camping fun for everyone.  Camping is an escape of the hustle and bustle of the busy life in the city.  The nature and fresh air in addition to great sceneries can satisfy anyone.
 
Although camping is such a common word, everyone was to heard it in some point of their life but what is camping exactly?  Camping is an act of spending time in the outside, it is an outdoor recreation activity.  Campers would pack their essentials, travel the wilderness, and camp overnight or for several days.  It is basically spending time in the other shelter, preparing meals by cooking over a campfire and sleeping without your beds.
 
So why is camping fun again?  Aside from what nature can offer, camping is a great opportunity to spend time with your family and friends, have fun with your kids while you get the same fun as they do with no destructions from the modern world.  You can do a lot of things while you are in camping outdoors like fishing, hiking, swimming, biking, and canoeing.
 
Everyone in the world are so much into taking pictures more especially in moments like camping with the family an friends.  The dilemma is, bringing a big tripod with you would cause you more hassle but if you wont bring it, chances are, you would be the camera person as a result you are absent in every picture.
 
Tripod Multi-tool is the best gadget for you.  A camera-friendly multi-tool that functions as multi purpose tool and a tripod called Steady.  Costing only $65, Gerber has done a very nice job on this one.  Tiny arms fold out from the handle to offer the tripod’s three legs of support. Form the knife blades to driver heads and all the other components of the multi-tool are all made of stainless steal.
 
Built for campers and adventurers, Steady can hold digital cameras up to 340 grams and smart phones up to 170 grams.  This tool has 12 different components that are most essential to campers and even at home.  All these in one tool with rubberize coating.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:30pm
Feb 5, 2013

http://www.zimbio.com/General/articles/G-GGs2gUMTD/Chinese+coal+equipment+fraud+burns+almost?add=True

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) announced late on Friday that it will take a charge of $580 million related 

to accounting fraud at a recently acquired Chinese company.

Caterpillar – the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturer – said it was writing down 87 cents a 

share in the fourth quarter – almost 10% of its expected 2012 earnings of $9.10 a share.

The company is also getting rid of the senior management of Siwei, a division of ERA Mining Machinery, 

which Illinois-based Caterpillar acquired in June last year for $650 million.

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chief executive, said in a statement that prior to the acquisition Siwei 

management deliberately inflated the coal mining equipment manufacturer's profits:

“The actions carried out by these individuals are offensive and completely unacceptable. This conduct 

does not represent, in any way, shape or form, the way Caterpillar does business or how we expect our

 employees to work”.

“Despite these actions we continue to believe that the Siwei acquisition is well aligned with our strategy 

to expand our role as a leading equipment and solutions provider for the Chinese coal mining industry,” 

said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Resource Industries.

“We intend to utilize Siwei roof support products and manufacturing capabilities, combined with Caterpillar’s 

strong commitment to technical innovation and safety, to help our mining customers in China become more 

efficient and safer within their mines,” Wunning added.

Caterpillar on more than one occasion last year had to cut back earnings estimates due to reduced orders 

in the construction and mining sectors – particularly from companies doing business with China.

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Posted: Feb 5, 2013 9:50pm
Jan 9, 2013

Planning a camping adventure for first timers can be very frustrating at first.  You maybe unsure as to what you should bring along with you and if you have the rights tools.  Although a camping vacation can be fun and exciting, it can sometimes be stressful to plan.  But don’t worry, like they say the first time is always the hardest.  And again don’t worry because it is not as hard as you think.

When it comes to camping you will have to bring multiple items with you because you will be in the wilderness and convenience will be provided for you rather you must bring it with you.  It is your first time so what you need to know is how to purchase the right tools and how to avoid fraud while buying.  

more info:
Safety Tips on Purchasing Camping Gears

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Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:28pm
Jan 8, 2013

http://actionondepression.healthunlocked.com/blogs/697614/blackhawk-mines-corpSafety-Tips-on-Purchasing-Camping-Gears

Planning a camping adventure for first timers can be very frustrating at first. You maybe

unsure as to what you should bring along with you and if you have the rights tools.

Although a camping vacation can be fun and exciting, it can sometimes be stressful to

plan. But don’t worry, like they say the first time is always the hardest. And again don’t

worry because it is not as hard as you think.

 

When it comes to camping you will have to bring multiple items with you because you

will be in the wilderness and convenience will be provided for you rather you must bring

it with you. It is your first time so what you need to know is how to purchase the right

tools and how to avoid fraud while buying.

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Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:05am
Jan 6, 2013

http://blackhawk-mines.com/2013/01/07/fraud-warning-safety-tips-on-purchasing-camping-gears
 

Planning a camping adventure for first timers can be very frustrating at first.  You maybe unsure as to what you should bring along with you and if you have the rights tools.  Although a camping vacation can be fun and exciting, it can sometimes be stressful to plan.  But don’t worry, like they say the first time is always the hardest.  And again don’t worry because it is not as hard as you think.

 

When it comes to camping you will have to bring multiple items with you because you will be in the wilderness and convenience will be provided for you rather you must bring it with you.  It is your first time so what you need to know is how to purchase the right tools and how to avoid fraud while buying. 

 

These are your fraud warnings and safety tips:

 

Meeting the buyer- whether you’re going to meet up or the buyer would go to your place make sure that you have someone with you.  Never go alone or never allow him inside your house alone.

 

Meeting the seller- same goes in meeting the seller.  It is best if you meet them at their home addresses where the item for sale is placed.  At least no matter what happens you know where the seller is situated.

 

Accepting and paying money- if the item is worth only a few bucks then it is easier and more convenient to pay in cash but if it involves larger amount of money it is safer to carry a check rather than cash.

 

Purchasing online- Only buy from a legitimate site, research information about the site first and read reviews about it.  Also you can ask friends who bought items online and go for the same site.  If the advertiser wants you to send cash up front you shouldn’t do it.  Remember not to sent cash or cheques through the post, or place money directly into a seller’s bank account, in advance of receiving goods.

 

Ask for the warranty or receipt of the product- once you bought an item from a private seller you will have no legal comeback if it turns out to be faulty so better check it thoroughly before handling the money.

 

And always keeps records about the transactions made. 

 

Fraud warning: Scam ads

·        Adverts that contain very poor grammar/spelling errors

·        Anyone requesting money in advance of you receiving the goods

·        Anyone who says they are in a different town/ area of the country than the postcode entered on the advert

·        Anyone offering expensive items for free, or at a discounted rate, on the condition that you pay large sums of money to cover travel, postage or courier cost

·        Anyone offering to buy you an item for a higher cost than you advertising it at to include shipping to them

·        Anyone asking you to remove your item

·        Anyone offering something that is too good to be true

·        Anyone who wants payment via money transfer

·        Anyone who only corresponds by an email and is unavailable on phone

 

As many kinds of investment, the chances of buying camping gears ending up to a fraud is more likely to happen as well.  And a scam can be devastating for you physically, financially and emotionally.  Hope this served as a fraud warning for you.

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Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:59pm
Oct 12, 2012

A teenage hacker who goes by the name of “Pinkie Pie” will receive $60,000 in prize money from Google, by producing the first Chrome vulnerability at the Hack in the Box conference on Wednesday. The exploit was discovered and successfully launched just ahead of the deadline for completion, according to early reports from the event. Before awarding the cash prize, Google had to first verify and confirm the vulnerability – which it just now did, the company tells us via email. More details have also been posted to the Google Chrome blog.

According to the blog post, the hack involves the following exploit:

[$60,000][154983][154987] Critical CVE-2011-2358: SVG use-after-free and IPC arbitrary file write. Credit to Pinkie Pie.

Google has set aside $2 million in prize money for hackers who find security vulnerabilities in its Chrome web browser, with $60,000 being reserved for those who find “full Chrome exploits.” $50,000 which is offered for partial exploits, and $40,000 for non-Chrome exploits – that is, other bugs found in Flash, Windows, or a driver that are not necessarily specific to Chrome, but could cause issues for users. Google said in February that it would awards those latter prizes because it also served the company’s overall mission of “making the entire web safer.” (The prize amounts have since changed.) Incomplete exploits may also be rewarded, based on judges’ decisions.

This is the second time “Pinkie Pie” has earned the top prize. In March, the hacker also earned $60,000 in the first “Pwnium competition” (as the event is called) by stringing together six vulnerabilities in order to break out of Chrome’s sandbox. According to a report from Infoworld, the hacker was not attending the Hack in the Box event this week, but had a colleague submit his latest entry for him.

In case you’re curious, the hacker is only identified by his handle “Pinkie Pie” because his employer doesn’t authorize his activity, noted Wired in March. (And yes, “Pinkie Pie” refers to the My Little Pony TV show, which has quite the following on Reddit).

Google has been offering cash rewards for those discovering security vulnerabilities and other bugs for some time. In March 2010, for example, the company began offering bounties for bugs found in the open-source browser Chromium (Chrome’s code base), which started at $500 and went up to $1,337 (yep, “leet” in hacker lingo).

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Posted: Oct 12, 2012 12:35am
Jan 1, 2005

http://blackhawk-mines.blogspot.nl/2013/01/the-future-is-now-what-we-imagined-for.html
Predicting the future is hard, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. We’re Wired, after all.

Ten years ago, we boldly declared that we’d be living with phones on our wrists, data-driven 

goggles on our eyes and gadgets that would safety-test our food for us. Turns out, a lot of 

the things Sonia Zjawinski conceptualized in our “Living in 2013” feature way back in 2003 

were remarkably close to what we’ve seen. We even got the iPhone right (sort of).

And so, as we look back on life in 2013 circa 2003, we’re going to spin it forward once again 

to tell you what life will be like in 2023.

Predicted for 2003 (above):

Apple redefined the desktop, laptop, and MP3 player. The next insanely great thing: an LCD 

arm cuff that includes a PDA, wireless Internet, a mini iPod, and, of course, a phone. The 

iPhone bracelet's motion sensor allows you to scroll through apps and files with the flick of 

a wrist, its clasp holds a digicam for use during video calls, and its wireless ear clip lets you 

listen and speak to callers. And everything can be done via voice recognition or touchscreen. 

Delivered in 2013:

Hey, it turns out, Apple gave us an iPhone after all! We got the name right, and even seemed 

to know about FaceTime. But the form factor details? Not so much. While you can wear an 

iPod nano as a watch, or make a call with your iPhone, if you want the watch-plus-phone 

combination that we teased you with 10 years ago, for now you'll need to pick up a secondary 

gadget that can transmit to your phone, like this Pebble.

Looking ahead to 2023:

Here's the thing, the screen on a watch is simply too small to display lots of data. And as an 

input device? Forget it. Yet keeping your phone out of sight means you often can't interact with 

your data on the go. The obvious answer is a variable size display. Samsung has already 

demonstrated a pretty convincing foldable OLED display prototype. Given 10 more years, we can 

easily see one screen serving multiple purposes by taking on multiple form factors, depending on

whether you wanted to simply glance at it to read a message, or unfold it to write your reply.

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