An Incredible New Weight Loss Product: Your Brain!

I would like to introduce you to an incredible new weight loss product: Your brain…

 

A Bit of History

I discovered a very unique mental technique for weight loss many, many years ago from a great New Thought teacher, Dr. Joseph Murphy. When I posted it on my business forum a few years ago, members publicly thanked me for their weight loss a short time later.

In 2005, I decided to conduct a formal test of the technique with a group of volunteer participants to prove the effectiveness of this method, which had not been revealed to the mainstream, for the purpose of potentially adding it to my library of prosperity programs. But first, I wanted to see enough positive results from the general public to support it.

I added my own enhancements to the technique based on my extensive knowledge of the subconscious mind and the results from that challenge proved the value of the process. The experience supported my conviction that to achieve success in any area of our life, we must first create the inner foundation – the mindset. Our bodies are the mirror of our mental, emotional and spiritual states. And the good news is that we can change that reflection!

I believe that whether most people realize it or not, there is a profound hunger for this knowledge (okay, pun possibly intended) – the missing link and shift in consciousness that will produce fast solutions in all areas of life, including what I refer to as “body prosperity.” Everyone is focusing on the outer solutions without attending to that vitally important foundation that will ensure their progress and results – the inner solution.

 

And Current Views

Using mental laws, you can lose weight in a natural, effortless way – by gently shifting the dominant thought in your subconscious mind and no longer thinking of yourself as having to lose weight. You change the focus of your consciousness to what you do want instead of what you don’t want. As long as you keep thinking of what you don’t want, you will continue to manifest more of what you don’t want. That is the nature of the subconscious mind and the foundation of mental law.

You must eliminate any belief in being a “dieter” or having to “lose weight” and instead create a new dominant thought in the mind of a fit, healthy body. Your subconscious mind will accept your new belief and will compulsively guide you to do everything necessary to accomplish that result.

A sculptor does not think at all about chipping away at stone or marble or clay… I believe he (or she) sees in the mind’s eye the image of what they want to create – the vision of the end result. And that’s what you are going to be doing with your body. You will no longer be concentrating on “chipping away” anything. You will be focused on the desired result. You will be creating the body that you want instead of bemoaning the body that you don’t want.

You may have to lose a large amount of weight or perhaps you need to lose minimally. You are not alone in any category and many others share your challenge. That’s what makes this process so interesting. A great teacher once said, “The law is no respecter of persons.” This means that the mental and spiritual laws work the same for everyone, no matter who you are and what your situation is. We are all made of the same mind stuff and spirit. Just as gravity will work for all alike, so will these mental laws, if you align yourself with them.

By instilling new seed thoughts in the subconscious, you will be creating a new set of core beliefs, and those beliefs will in turn create healing and a new physical condition.

 

Magic Pill

What is fascinating is that there is an ever-increasing number of diet books on the market, there is more knowledge available to us than ever before about nutrition and health, there are probably more gyms and fitness centers in our nation than at any other time. Yet our nation is “fatter” than it has ever been (and we need to stop blaming it all on sitting at computers).

The proliferation of weight loss programs and equipment marketed on the Internet, in all traditional media, and specifically on television, speaks volumes to the public’s search for a new and better magic pill.

Something does not make sense here. My opinion is that we are attempting to solve the problem from the outside when what we really need to do is establish a foundation on the inside as well.

All of the books, knowledge, diets and equipment in the world will not result in your “body” prosperity unless you first have the mindset for a fit, healthy body. Only then will those other tools help you. If you don’t have the mindset, then you will automatically keep reverting back to the tangible evidence of your core belief. Thus, the all too familiar “yo-yo.”

Applying the laws of mind and spirit is the closest thing you will ever find to a magic pill – it addresses the problem and provides the solution at the core level of belief which is the foundation for anything that we wish to create in life. And what is unique and refreshing is that this process does not promote any specific diet or exercise – you make the conscious effort to do your part and your subconscious mind will do the rest. Any changes in your habits or routine will be inspired from the inside out…naturally…not from will power or forced action.

The whole point of subconscious conditioning is to bring our consciousness to the point of acceptance that we already are where we want to be. Then the subconscious is compulsive and will intuitively guide us to the right foods, exercise, or whatever it takes to fulfill that vision. But we must instill the right message in our mind at the core level.

Using mental techniques does not “replace” healthy eating habits. It creates them! That’s the whole idea. The subconscious is the seat of habit. And of intuition. With the right mindset, your habits will become just that – healthy habits – instead of the compulsively unhealthy ones.

If your weight situation is not the result of wrong eating habits, then your subconscious knows the answer and is capable of creating the adjustments that are necessary for you to achieve your goals. There is that Universal Storehouse of Knowledge that is All Wisdom and knows all answers – all we need to do is tell it what we want by aligning ourselves with the laws – and it knows how to get us there.

So again, we use our minds to accept the idea, thought and picture of a fit, healthy person at his/her ideal weight. Once that idea is instilled in the mind, you will automatically be guided and directed to all that is necessary for you to fulfill that vision. You will intuitively want the right foods and pass on the wrong ones. You will adopt the proper exercise habits. You will be guided to the right coach or nutritional information to manifest your subconscious idea. It must happen because that is the law – the nature of mind. Mind will always create according to the seed thought.

 

When the imagination and the will are in conflict, the imagination always wins. – Emile Coue

 

Mindset of Being a ‘Dieter’

Here is something that I want you to think about carefully. I want you to consider this and keep considering it until you grasp it fully. It will be a very important factor in your solution.

If you have the mindset of being a dieter, of having to lose weight, if that is what you consistently feel like, then your subconscious keeps adjusting your habits to conform to that idea. It keeps you being “a dieter” or “on a diet.”. The subconscious does not think or reason, it just takes orders. Those orders are your thoughts and feelings.

In other words, when you do manage to lose some weight, your core belief of being a dieter will have you gain weight again so that you can continue being a dieter because that is what your subconscious mind thinks you are and thinks you want.

When you are constantly criticizing and condemning your body for its weight, you are reinforcing the very thing you don’t want. Your mind will perpetuate the condition because your mind thinks that’s what you want.

Do you get this?

You now have conflict between what you desire on a conscious level and what your subconscious mind thinks you want – opposing ideas. That great teacher Dr. Murphy said that if you tell a taxi driver to go to two different addresses, you will never get to your destination.

 

Am I qualified to make such claims about this mental process? I will let you decide. But the photos of me that appear online were taken within the past couple of years and with minor fluctuation, I have maintained this body for most of my life. I am healthy, trim, fit and look 20 years younger than my years. However, I come from a “fat” family. My mother wasn’t just overweight…she was obese, and when she died in the 80s, she was younger than I am now. My younger sister is gone too. But don’t think I can’t gain weight easily. Oh, yes I can, but my mind won’t let me. I have mentally conditioned my subconscious to it to never let me go beyond a specific weight and to keep me fit and healthy. I don’t think about what I have to do to maintain it, my mind does it for me – I lift weights, I eat healthy foods and I can indulge in fattening foods sporadically without repercussions. Automatic pilot. Will the mental technique work for you? I say…what have you got to LOSE? Body back guarantee.

Forget the word “diet.” This is the natural way we are created to use our minds – constructively and in alignment with Universal laws.

 

Footnote

As a teacher of mental and spiritual laws, I learned these universal laws and prosperity principles from the most brilliant New Thought teachers, far ahead of their time. It is time for this valuable esoteric knowledge to become more mainstream. Are you ready to become your own case study?

How’s this for a marketing idea: Mental weight loss clinics called “Brain Watchers International.”



The Psychology Of Racism

The root cause of racism is hatred and antagonism against the minority. These feelings are founded on feelings of superiority by the majority. There are places in the United States where white people vacated and left blacks. They will have businesses there, work there, but they cannot live in the neighborhood. Need some proof? Go to Baton Rouge.

How brainwashing has been used to control the mind.

Brainwashing is a form of mind control which targets a person’s ability to make choices without being pressured or coerced. When a person has been brainwashed, they are denied the ability to analyze and make deductions without caring what other people tell them. In the psychology of racism, prejudiced individuals have been brainwashed to think that they are superior and some of us are here to been seen and not heard. Some blacks have also been brainwashed to believe that they are worthless.

Racism and denying yourself worth.

We have to face some facts here. Racism entails comparing and contrasting the superiority of a person or group to the inferiority of another. This is not a win-win game. One party uses the perceived inferiority of the minority to show their superiority. The accused becomes both the jury and the judge – what a twisted world! Whenever racism is introduced, you can be sure someone will lose – and it’s always the minority.

Control The Mind Control The Person.

When it comes to the psychology of racism mind control is a pillar. Mind control also known as brainsweeping or coercive persuasion involves indoctrinating people to the extent that their freedom of thought is impaired. The indoctrinated individual has no capacity to ask themselves why they do what they do. Indeed, when you control a person’s mind, you have them in your grip and they will do your bidding.

Inferiority complex and racism.

In America racism is common and come in various forms and shapes including police brutality and racial profiling among others. This has resulted to low self-esteem among the minority especially blacks. Actually, low self-esteem is the number one reason for involvement in felonies. Why? Because racism is all about real power and when one human being is denied their power, they will react to show their displeasure.

Superiority complex psychology.

It is both laughable and ridiculous to know that superiority complex is a form of defense mechanism which people employ to recompense for inferior complex. Such people believe that their value is depended on abasing and hurting others.

Assassinating a person character with racism.

The psychology of racism involves character assassination. Character assassination can be described as a premeditated and consistent process which intends to malign or mess up with the credibility of a person or group of people. People who assassinate others’ character use various methods including misleading information, abasing, defamation and manipulation. This may lead to rejection by others who may not know the real truth – does this ring a bell? Racism is powerful and will often fight back through character assassination.

Nothing is impossible. If today we are living in well built houses and not caves, if today we are using modern stoves and not firewood, if today we are walking fully dressed and not naked, nothing is impossible. One day – racism will be history.



CCTV Cameras Guide

If you have ever walked into a place of business and seen the little cameras that hang around the room, aimed at entries, exits, and cash registers, then you already are familiar with the term security camera. But do you know these cameras are actually called CCTV cameras and they are used primarily for surveillance and security purposes.

Does it sound a little creepy to you to know you are being watched? You can relax because it is not like you are being stalked or spied on for the day. The cameras are strictly used for monitoring doorways for watching would be intruders, thieves, or attackers. It is re assuring to know that if someone has entered the building in hopes of robbing the cash register or kidnapping a child that the CCTV cameras will capture and record the face of the perpetrator and hopefully lead to their arrest.

While security cameras cannot prevent a crime, they can catch the theft in action that eventually will help police find the intruder. This is nice to know, especially when stolen children are involved.

Many kidnappers and thieves know they are being watched through the cameras. Businesses have wised up to this, also, and have learned how to combat the allusions from the intruders. The result of this new knowledge was hidden cameras. Now security cameras can be placed in everything, in anything, and in every place. The CCTV cameras are so small and tiny, you never know where they may be lurking. Bad for the intruder, good for the business! This offers a peace of mind to a business owner who is tired of their merchandise disappearing for free. It is no surprise that companies want this added protection.

There are some cameras that can transmit the data straight to the computer while some systems place the data onto a screen like TV. These cameras are used in places like malls, bigger sized business complexes and most government installations. CCTV cameras are installed in all kinds of places where you would never imagine them to be but you can rest assured that professional businesses and companies are not using them in a bad way. They are merely for monitoring the safety of businesses, children, and anti-theft purposes. They are used for good things and are needed in the public places. They have been used successfully to track down burglars, intruders, bank robbers, and kidnappers, among other things as well.



New CD and DVD Technology — Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

The compact disc has been around since 1978, developed by Phillips and Sony. The reason it was developed was to take over for the Laserdisc as the industry standard digital audio disc. Since its invention, we have seen many updates on the compact disc technology. The most recent being the CD-R and DVD discs. With the CD-R, you can now burn your own discs at home, and then modify those discs at a later date. DVD technology allows us to record video onto a disc, where we used to only be able to record audio and data. As time rolls by, and the disc industry advances, we are presented with new forms of these technologies. The two new contenders are Blu-Ray discs and HD-DVD, here’s a little information about each of these new disc types.

1. Blu-Ray

This type of disc, also known as Blu-Ray Disc, is the next generation of optical disc. It was developed by the Blu-Ray Disc Association, a group of consumer electronic/PC/media manufacturers, including: Apple, HP, Mitsubishi, Phillips, Sony, and others. The Blu-Ray disc type was mainly developed for recording, rewriting, and playing back high-definition (HD) video. It’s also perfect for storing large amounts of data, exceeding previous DVD-R disc storage capabilities. It can hold more than 5 times the amount of information that a traditional DVD can hold, up to 25GB single layer, and up to 50GB dual layer. One of the main differences of the Blu-Ray disc is the type of laser that the disc is read with. Normal DVDs are read with a red laser, the Blu-Ray discs are read with a blue-violet laser. The main benefit of this change is the wave length of the laser types. The traditional red laser has a wider focus, so the blue-violet laser can be focused more precisely allowing more tightly packed data. This equals more data in less space on the disc, this results in the additional storage space available on the new Blu-Ray discs. These new discs are backwards compatible with regular DVDs, which they are expected to replace in the near future.

2. HD-DVD

HD-DVD discs, High Definition Versatile Discs or High Definition Digital Video Discs, are very similar to the Blu-Ray discs. This disc type is being developed by a group of consumer electronics/PC companies, headed by Toshiba. They also use a blue-violet laser to read the contents of the disc, which results in an increase in storage capacity compared to normal DVD discs. The HD-DVD can store 15GB single layer and 30GB double layer, making their storage capacity 10GB per layer smaller than the Blu-Ray. But Toshiba has announced a triple layer disc that can hold 45GB of information, and the HD DVD discs can hold both HD DVD and regular DVD information on one disc.

Right now these two disc types are battling it out to become the next generation of DVD disc technology, conjuring up images of the battle between Betamax and VHS in the 80’s. I guess we’re all wondering who’s going to come out on top? In my honest opinion, I believe that Blu-Ray will become the new standard. Both disc types offer HD capability and large data storage capacity, so it’s kind of hard to say which is better. The Blu-Ray, with its greater maximum storage capacity and the fact that it’s being backed by more of the large consumer electronic/PC/media manufacturers, I believe will win the battle. But it’s all still up in the air, so only time will tell.



Fortunate and Lucky Baby Names As Per Numerology

Shakespeare asked, what’s in a name? But I say everything lies in a name. Ones name is the key to his/her success or failure in life.

Names have many hidden meanings which will make your baby stronger or weaker, intelligent or dumb and successful or failure in his/her life.

Selecting the perfect name for a baby girl or baby boy is one of the most challenging tasks for parents. But Parents who believe in Numerology don’t think so.

Names as per Numerology for a baby will make them Strong, Healthy, Active, Energetic, Intelligent, Successful and will create great opportunities in life.

For example baby born on 9.18.27 of any month should have a name number which works out to be 36 or 45. Otherwise baby may have to face lots of difficulties in life.

At the same time, I would like to say one should be thorough professional to do so, otherwise it could be harmful for your baby.

In baby name numerology report you will get your babies Fortunate Numerical name, which will bring great opportunities to your baby and also Characteristics, Finance, Lucky Numbers, Lucky dates, Lucky life partner number, Lucky Profession or Business, Lucky line of Education, Lucky Gems, Lucky Days, Lucky Period and many more.

So what are you waiting for? Take some professional Numerologists help and gift your baby a fortunate name which can create great opportunities to your baby.

So what could be the best gift that you can ever give your baby than the lucky name for their better future?



Water Fuel Cars – Are They Useful?

Many consumers & companies across the world are looking for alternate options to fuel their vehicles. Since so many people are affected by the price hike in fuels, running a car by water as its fuel can be a simple solution. The whole world is facing a fuel crisis. This is not only attributed on the price grounds but also lead to environmental hazard. The high price of the fuel and several other damages to the Mother Nature is a matter of concern for many.

Current price of fuel can be easily tackled with a water fuel car which is quite cheap. Newspapers,   TV  and other  media  have been sending out the awareness message to people about the rising financial crisis and increase in the fuel costs. Many people in this world need cars for their everyday life. But, because of the price hike in fuels, maintaining the car expenses seem to be a major concern.

If it is possible to make the cars to run on water as its fuel on a mass scale then it can suitably solve a lot of financial problems for the people. Not everyone is aware by the water fuel cars and thus they lose a lot from the existing system that makes them spend more than they can afford. Oil companies have lobbied since a long time and have controlled the oil prices in the market. If water fuel cars are manufactured, then the people will have the freedom to decide. Moreover, this alternative source will definitely lower the demand for fuel which can alternatively lead to decline in oil prices.

Since water fuel cars will benefit the people as well as the environment, many people actually favor this option. In the changing world scenario, it is important that this eco-friendly product is launched in the market. Moreover, a product with environmental benefit will tend to gain popularity much faster if it is also cheaper as compared to existing technology. It is a great opportunity for any company to launch a car that runs on water fuel as it will not only generate huge number of sales but also paves way to innumerable kudos and accolades.



Work From Home – Do Not Misstep

Nowadays, if you want to work from home, you do not have to look too far. This was not always the case, however. Major advancements in the World Wide Web have put us in a position to earn a full-time living from our home computer. The fact of the matter is that individuals have gone from earning below the median annual income, to earning incomes in the top ten percent due to home business. Just keep in mind that there is nothing automatic about work from home success. With that being said, we will discuss some of the things that you must look out for below.

1. Create a Business Plan From the Start

A business plan should be the first order of business. After all, how can you get somewhere that you have not been before without directions. With that being said, do not become deterred by the thought of having to create a business plan. Your plan does not have to be anything elaborate. Rather, it just needs to identify your short-term and long-term goals, as well as how you will accomplish such goals, and the significance of doing so. It should also identify your target market, what problems this market faces, and what solutions you can provide in the form of a product.

2. Registering a Domain, Designing a Website, Getting Hosting

These are all critical factors to any online business. When it comes to your domain name, you want something that is easy to remember. Shorter and pronounceable is usually better. If you can include a keyword which is highly relevant to your target market, that helps too. Keep in mind that your website is the storefront to your online business. This is what your customers are going to base their first impressions of your business on. Therefore, you need to present a professional image by having a professional website. As far as hosting goes, the best hosting companies are not those which have irrelevant commercials running on television. Do your research, read reviews, and find the best plan for your work from home business.

3. The Right Product is Essential

One thing that you have to love about the internet is the fact that you do not even need your own product to make money. We have affiliate marketing to thank for this. Essentially, affiliate marketing enables you to promote products which belong to others, and earn a commission every time you make a sale. Of course, you must be certain to only promote products which will be of value to your niche market.

4. Keep Your Full-Time Job For Now

If you have been wanting to work from home for a while now but have not pulled the trigger, you have probably been bombarded with schemes that claim overnight success. Do not buy into this fantasy. There is no such thing as overnight success online. As such, you will have to work hard and be consistent overtime to experience a degree of success which will enable you to leave your full-time job. This is important to know up front in the event that you are not willing to put forth such an effort.

5. Become Self-Educated

You must know your niche market inside and out in order to adequately assess their needs. This is how you will build a relationship with your market. Also, make sure that you keep up to date on all of the marketing tools which are available to your work from home business. This is how you will stay ahead of the competition.



Developing Your Business Plan

Most individuals who want to open their own retail business or internet business need to approach a lender to secure financing. For your request to be successful, you need to have a very powerful business plan. The more detailed your business plan is, the more it shows the lender that you are dedicated to following through on your project. It also shows you have the skills to work through all the aspects of your business including day to day operations and long term plans.

Don’t make the mistake of simply going in to talk to your lender without a business plan in hand. To make it easy to read, you need to have it divided up into sections. Together, the sections of your marketing plan are going to discuss what your product or service is, who your target market is, how you plan to reach them, and the estimated profits and expenses for the next five years. Simply place it all in a binder or clear cover to make it look more professional.

The first part of the business plan needs to be your introduction. It needs to be short, but also very powerful. If the lender isn’t impressed with the introduction, they may decide not to finish reading what you have to offer. This is the perfect place to include information about your skills, desires, and motivations for operating your own business.

The next part of your business plan needs to discuss your target market. This section needs to be very detailed. Make sure it covers why you think there is a need for your product or service, how you will reach your target market, and discuss each of your marketing strategies in detail. It is very important that you have at least two distinct marketing strategies in your business plan.

In this section you will also discuss the elements of your product or service. It needs to include the cost of making it, how much you plan to sell it for, and how you will distribute it. All of your prices need to be as accurate as possible. This shows the lender that you have been doing your homework and that you have a realistic idea of the profits and expenses involved in the business.

Your lender is going to want to find out how your business is going to be operated, and this information goes next. Include all the information about the internal structure of your business. You also need to include information on the equipment necessary to operate your business in this section.

Think about any consultants, marketing agencies, employees, managers, etc. that you will be incorporating into your business. Try to get as accurate of a dollar amount associated with these operating expenses as you can.

Your financial plan for the business is the next section of your business plan. This needs to include projected income and expenses over a five year period. You will need to provide information on how you came up with the figures used. It is a good idea to use conservative figures in your business plan when it comes to income. If you make more that is wonderful, but don’t overshoot your profits.

I suggest that you include risks that can increase your expenses and lower your profits in this section as well. It is not required, but your lender will already be thinking of the risk factor involved with your business venture. By outlining some of them as well as how you will handle them, you show the lender you are willing to take that risk and that you understand some of the challenges you may face on the road to having a successful business.

The last section is to be a brief summary of everything including in your business plan. Focus on the positive aspects of it in this area of the business plan. This is the last information the lender will read so you need it to be convincing.

Writing a successful business plan is going to take you time, but it will be a very valuable tool for securing funding for your business. Try to include as many details in your business plan as possible. It is a good idea to get a friend or family member to read through it before you see the lender.

They may have questions about particular areas, and this gives you a chance to make any changes to the business plan. Don’t forget to include your personal views in your business plan. This is the best way to allow your passion and motivation for operating your own business to shine through.



Beginners Guide to Buying a New Computer

With everyone being so reliant on computers to perform all sorts of tasks like, video editing, image creation, house design, data storage, emailing, social media, conferencing or even just chatting to a friend on the other side of the world, it’s important to know what type of computer and accessories you will need before you make a purchase.

So many of us are not too sure where to start, when it comes to buying a new PC. We rely either on what someone else has told us or on what the computer sales person tells us.

This article with provide you with some helpful tips on purchasing a PC and accessories that will meet your requirements and help prevent you falling prey to pushy sales people.

Misinformed

By not knowing what your computer requirements are and what you should buy, puts you at a disadvantage and at the mercy of some salespeople who just want to make a sale, regardless of whether it meets your need or not. Therefore, being none the wiser we tend to accept what we are being told as gospel, only to find out later on that we have been misinformed.

Extra Costs

You hear stories of people who have just bought a computer based on someone’s say so, only to discover later on that they need to purchase something extra. For example, a software trial program that came with the PC needs to be purchased because the trail version has expired.

Trial versions usually last for 60 days after which you need to purchase a license to continue to use it. Most first PC buyers are not told that they will need to purchase a software license when the trials run out. MS Office and Antivirus trial software are usually the two main programs that come already installed on a new PC.

As a side note, you can save some money by downloading a free MS Office look-alike program such as OpenOffice that does all that MS Office does and downloading a free antivirus program, such as AVG.

I recommend that you purchase a retail version of an antivirus program that includes a firewall. The firewall helps protect your computer from hackers and programs that try to gain access to your computer while connected to the internet. A firewall acts like a security fence.

Checklist

1) Note down what you would like to be able to do with your new computer, e.g., browse the internet, send email, chat with and view live video of distant family and friends, type up letters, play homemade videos, play music, print out photos, etc.

2) Ask family or friends to see if anyone can recommend a good computer store or a good brand of PC they have personally used and have had a good run from.

3) If you have a computer savvy friend ask them to accompany you to help you with your PC purchase.

4) Take your time; it is your money you are spending. Ask a lot of questions. Do not let any salesperson sell you what they want, but purchase what you want according to your checklist. Get them to answer your questions in non-technical language.

Be assertive but polite. If a salesperson can’t be bothered to take the time to explain things to you and answer your questions, then find another salesperson or store that will.

5) Ask what the best price is and what extras are they prepared to throw in.

Selection

Your selection criteria will be based on the following.

A quality brand, one that is well-known and has been around for a while e.g. Asus, Dell, HP or a well-known, locally assembled brand.

My recommended minimum requirements for a PC for basic usage based on current technology is as follows.

Intel I 5 2.3X GHz or I 7 2.8X GHz CPU (The speed of the processor)

750GB Hard Drive (The amount of internal storage)

4GB Ram (The amount of memory)

Graphics Card 1GB Ram

Combo CD/DVD/Blue Ray Burner

Keyboard/Mouse

Speakers

Bluetooth

Ethernet port

USB ports (at least 6)

20″ LCD Monitor PC

Windows 7 Operating system

Antivirus Software 1 year license (if possible)

One that has a warranty of 1 to 3 years, preferably 3 years. If it is not too expensive, purchase an extended warranty if the PC only comes with a 1 year warranty. Check what the warranty covers and if it comes with an on-site or return to base warranty.

An on-site warranty is where the service technician comes out to your house to service your computer. This removes the hassle of having to disconnect your computer system, and take it into the service center for service. Though it is more convenient for you to have an on-site warranty, it is not essential, just as long as you have a warranty cover of some sort.

Check if the computer repairs are performed locally or does the computer have to be sent away. If it has to be sent away, inquire as to what the repair turnaround time usually is.

It is much better to purchase a computer that has a local service center, as the repair turnaround time should be a lot shorter. It also has the advantage of you being able to deal with the service center personally if you have any issues, as opposed to dealing with a call center by phone in another part of the country or overseas.

Extras

If you want to do email, chat and view the family via the internet or printout letters, then you will need to purchase additional hardware items, such as a web camera, an inkjet or laser printer, a broadband modem and a broadband package for internet use.

Web cameras are not expensive, so purchase a good quality one. A good entry-level inkjet or laser printer these days are not expensive either, but one important thing to find out before you buy a printer is the cost of its consumables i.e. ink cartridges for the inkjet printer and the laser cartridge and drum for the laser printer. Inquire also, as to what is the average cost per page for black printing and color printing as some printer consumables are not cost-effective to use.

Setup

If you do not have anyone to help you setup your new computer, then you will have to get a PC technician to call round and setup your computer, printer, email and broadband. Before you do this though, inquire around to get the best rate and see if they can give you an estimate of the time and cost involved.

Protection

Finally, you will need to protect your new PC, printer and modem from the possibility of electrical damage by purchasing a good quality surge/spike protector.



Doctor Who – Sci-Fi’s Longest Running Television Series Ever!

Back in 1963 when the first episode of Doctor who aired on BBC television in the United Kingdom, who would have thought that this small budget science fiction series would become the longest running science fiction series of all time and eventually have several spin-offs? The success and popularity of Doctor Who over the years has simply been amassing!

Today in all the mayor English speaking countries most people will have at least heard of Doctor Who. The countries where Doctor Who has been most successful are the United Kingdom, New Zeeland, Australia and the United States. There exist totally dedicated fan groups in all these countries, most are accessible via the World Wide Web. The web has become one of the best places to access the Doctor Who world, with 100s of dedicated websites about anything from simple Doctor Who news and episode reviews to props collecting and other merchandise!

The fan base for Doctor Who, after it’s around 44 years is considerable; as a result there exist literarily 100s of fan made episodes even some films. On the Would Wide Web you can find pages that list lots of the episodes.

The BBC in response to Doctor Who’s popularity, expanded the series to radio and to Audio book. The radio was used as a way to allow some of the past Doctors to play the role once more, in totally new stories written especially for radio and later made available in audio book format. Doctor Who audio books, in addition to covering radio episodes, have also covered lots of the old original episodes, lost episodes, the new Doctor Who series and Torchwood and even episodes written exclusively for audio book! The first ever Doctor Who audio books were available to the public in the mid seventies on tape and LP, now days there are currently over 50 titles available!

Most of the first Audio books were in simple doctor who soundtrack form from the original television series with linking narration by the Drs., but due to there popularity it wasn’t long before the BBC were bringing out the radio episodes and the original audio book episodes. More recently the BBC has been taking the opportunity to use the audio book format as a way of preserving the lost television episodes by making them available to the public once more. They have also just recently been bringing out audio books for the new series and Torchwood. Doctor who soundtrack audio books are the most economical with prices for downloadable versions as low as 13 $!

But the BBC haven’t been the only ones making Doctor Who audio books, there is also a company named big finish who have for some time now been making their own audio books with original content!

Now it’s up to the likes of the new doctor who series and the two Doctor Who spin-offs, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures” to live up to doctor who’s incredibly successful past. So far it would appear that they are on the right track as the shows are proving to be very popular indeed with episodes being broadcast all over the globe.