The Appeal of Science Fiction

I’ve been fascinated with science fiction stories for as long as I can remember, although, I must confess, I never thought of science fiction as being mainstream literature. I, like many readers, pursued science fiction as a form of escapism, a way to keep up with speculation on recent scientific discoveries, or just a way to pass the time.

It wasn’t until I met with my thesis adviser to celebrate the approval of my paper that I had to think about science fiction in a new light. My adviser works for a large, well-known literary foundation that is considered to be very “canonical” in its tastes. When he asked me if I liked science fiction, and if I would be willing to select about one hundred stories for possible inclusion in an anthology that they were thinking about producing, I was somewhat surprised. When he told me it might lead to a paying gig, I became even more astounded. I went home that afternoon feeling very content: my paper had been approved, and I might get a paying job to select science fiction, of all things.

Then it hit me: I’d actually have to seriously think about some sort of a method to select from the thousands of science fiction short stories that had been written in the past century. When I considered that the ideals of the foundation would have to be reflected in the stories which I selected, something near panic set in: science fiction was not part of the “cannon.”

“While I pondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,” I reached a decision: I’d first try to figure out what science fiction “was,” and then I’d develop a set of themes that related to the essence of science fiction. So, armed with this battle plan, I proceeded to read what several famous authors had to say about science fiction. This seemed simple enough, until I discovered that no two authors thought science fiction meant quite the same thing. Oh, great, thought I: “nevermore.” (Sorry, Edgar, I couldn’t resist).

Having failed to discover the essence of science fiction, I selected four authors whose work I liked to try to determine what they contributed to the art of science fiction. The authors were: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Orson Scott Card, and Arthur C Clarke. At the time, I didn’t realize that two of the authors, Asimov and Clarke were considered “hard” science fiction writers, and the other two, Silverberg and Card, were considered “soft” science fiction writers. check

Florida Lottery History and Education

The Florida Lottery was established in 1986. Its proceeds are used to enhance public education in Florida. Tickets started being sold in 1988. The Lottery was so successful from start up that it returned its loans to the state only 17 days after the startup. FL LOTTO and CASH 3 were introduced in April 1988, FANTASY 5 was launched on April 1989, PLAY 4 in July 1991, and MEGA MONEY in February 1998. The Quick Pick option became available in April 1990 and the Advance Play option was introduced in 1993. In 1994, FANTASY 5 started playing five nights a week and FL LOTTO twice a week in 1999, when its data hk matrix changed from 6 out of 49 numbers to 6 out of 53, generating larger jackpots more often. MEGA MONEY game also changed in time and increased its jackpot to $2 million. In January 2005 the Lottery introduced the lottery game GROUPER. By April 2005 the Lottery had more than 12,000 retailers in operation all over the state. The lottery offers now between 30 and 50 Scratch-Off games of various themes to choose from at any given time.

Florida Lottery provides educational funding for Florida’s school children. The proceeds from Florida Lottery ticket sales are transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) and appropriated by the Florida Legislature. The lottery is involved in programs like Classrooms First and Classrooms for Kids, mentoring programs, literacy programs and many more. The lottery is committed to the state as a community. If prizes are unclaimed 80% of the sum is transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

FL Lottery tickets cannot be sold over the Internet, mail, phone or fax. Lottery winners cannot be anonymous. By law the Lottery has to provide a winner’s name, city of residence, game won, date won and sum won to any third party who requests the information. Yet FL Lottery winners’ home addresses and telephone numbers are confidential. In terms of prize claiming and their rules you should know that sums between $600 to $250,000 can be claimed at any FL Lottery District office or Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee; winnings of $600 or more require the completion of a FL Lottery Winner Claim Form and an Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification” form; and winnings bigger than $250,000 must be claimed at FL Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

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How to Achieve a Stress-Free Car Rental

The average car rental is a process that should be given more than last minute attention during travel. Unfortunately, many families (and business travelers) fail to do a few small things in advance that could lead to a more stress-free car rental travel experience. As any frequent traveler knows, getting the car rental right at the beginning of the trip can certainly result in a much more enjoyable trip for all concerned at the end. Below are 5 keys to a successful car rental that every traveler should make note of:

1. Do a little homework. As with any wise buying decision, even a little preparation can save dollars. For example, the wise and experienced traveler will make sure their own automobile insurance is up to date and sufficient for their planned car rental needs. It is widely accepted that travelers need not take the rental company insurance offered if their own coverage can protect them adequately Auto Boutique Rental. The only exception to this might be: lack of insurance because the renter does not have a personal car. In this case, the higher-priced rental company insurance is better than none at all.

2. Understand your rental agreement. Wise car rental customers will make absolutely sure they understand the terms and requirements of any car or vehicle rental agreement. This is a major part of preparation for travel and car rental, and should not be something that is studied only when a problem arises. Some details that should always be confirmed include: 1) How many miles are allowed per day (experienced rental customers agree that unlimited mileage is best for most travelers), and 2) Is the customer required to refill the gasoline tank when the car is returned? Rental companies generally offer a fuel option that allows the customer to pay up front for a tank of gasoline. This means that the driver can return the car without filling the tank. In most cases it is best to buy gasoline when needed, filling the tank just before returning the car.

3. Know what you are renting. While many travelers will actually consider insurance, mileage and gasoline when renting a car, most will not take the time to look at the car’s physical condition to check for dents, scratches and other appearance problems. Feedback from customers and customer complaints indicate that car rental companies will sometimes try to blame these problems on the current renter. To avoid this difficulty, wise car rental customers will point out any problems prior to taking the car, making sure that the company representative notes scratches, dents and upholstery problems, in writing. Tip: Experienced renters use their digital cameras to document any problems before driving away.

4. Look for value but pay for happiness. The car rental industry has grown quickly and now includes dozens of choices. This level of competition has led to reduced prices, even from some of the top-name companies. Of course, the best deal for the lowest price is everyone’s goal. However, experience in the field of car rentals has taught many people that the lowest price is not always the key to happiness. (It’s always a good idea to pay particular attention to the “howevers.”) As the choices expand, customers are tempted to choose lesser-known companies to save money. Many of these occasional renters assume that state and federal laws will protect them from any major problems. While it is generally true that the “name-brand” corporations and many smaller companies will provide a quality, worry-free experience, problems can arise with some of the smaller start-up businesses. The wise renter will be sure to clear up any doubts about terms and car conditions, especially with smaller fleet businesses. The pressure of creating and growing a business may lead some to cut corners. In the end, the customer may have to pay for that pressure.

5. Stress the small details. There are a number of items in the small print of rental agreements that can add to or subtract from the overall cost you finally end up paying. Two that should be understood fully at the start are: 1) Return requirements – Is the original renter required to bring the car back to the same location? There may be a charge for returning the vehicle to another site. 2) Will there be an extra charge if the driver is under a particular age. Companies may include a surcharge if the driver is under 25, for example. These are the most popular and can mean hidden charges at the end of your trip you weren’t counting on. Make sure you read the small print and ask questions before driving that rental car of the lot.

Vacations can be hectic enough without adding the stresses of a bad car rental into the equation. The mistakes that the average traveler makes when renting a car vary from a lack of planning before the trip begins, to doing small things during the rental process that end up costing him or her more money in the end. Wise travelers can avoid these mistakes by following the five tips outlined above to achieve a successful stress-free car rental.

Dry or Wet Dog Food: Which Is Better?

Have you been feeding dry dog food to your dog only because you were told that it prevented tarter and dental disease? Do you feel guilty when you add canned food because of the harm that it may cause? Dry food does not prevent dental disease and wet or canned food does not cause dental problems. Each type of dog food has its own benefits and drawbacks. A combination of wet and dry combines the best of both foods.

The Dog’s Unique Feeding Style

The belief that dry food prevents dental disease is derived from the belief that chewing causes abrasion on the tooth surfaces to prevent or shave off tarter. And that is true, but dogs do not chew their food! Anyone who has witnessed or stepped in dog vomit knows that the vomit looks just like the food, just wetter.

As pack animals, dogs killed and feasted in very competitive groups. Individuals tore flesh from the carcass swallowed and then repeatedly dove back into the frenzy for more. Taking the time to chew would have meant less food and possibly starvation.

This feeding habit has not changed in our modern dogs. Pita Way Examination of a modern dog’s mouth reveals that they share the same sharp, pointed teeth of their flesh eating ancestors. They grab, maybe crunch once, swallow and grab again. No abrasive cleaning action of the teeth takes place during a meal.

Dental Tarter and Food Type

Wild dogs and cats don’t eat any dry food. Studies show that they have less dental tarter than pets fed commercial food, wet or dry. The fact is that dental disease is more complicated than what type of food is eaten. Dental hygiene is less dependent on diet and more dependent on routine care. Regular teeth brushing and availability of hard chew toys has a greater impact on dental health than the type of food. Owners can be comforted that they can feed how they want without guilt.

Dry Dog Food

The major benefits of dry food are convenience and price. Open the bag and scoop, no mess. This makes traveling with a dog much easier. It is also very inexpensive compared to wet food. A 50lb dog can be fed for as low as 13 cents a day.

The major drawbacks of dry food are its quality and the reluctance of dogs to eat it when they are ill.

All ingredients of dry food are put in huge pressure cookers and turned into a liquid at high temperatures. This means any form of protein, carbohydrate or fat can be used. That is why this method is perfect for using meat, grain and processed food scraps as well dead, decayed animals rather than real cuts of meats and whole grains and vegetables.

After the hot slurry reaches the proper time and temperature it is injected through super-heated extruders. As the liquid leaves the extruders the cold air causes it to “pop” into various shapes depending on the mold of the extruder exit. The dry kibble is then sprayed with oil and vitamins before bagging to replenish some of the nutrients lost in this double heat process.

Dry kibble will not “pop” without sufficient carbohydrates. That is why dry dog food tends to be lower in protein and higher in carbohydrates than wet or canned food.

Although dogs eat their dry food when they are healthy, they often refuse to eat it when they feel ill. The refusal to eat can lower their nutritional status and ability to heal. This downward spiral often leaves these dogs very fragile when they are finally taken to the vet. Would you eat shredded wheat without milk if you were sick?

Canned Dog Food

The major benefits of canned food are taste and quality. Only rarely will sick dogs refuse to eat canned food. When wet food is mixed with dry food, dogs eat more heartily. The larger variety of flavors of canned foods allows for more diversity in the diet. Canned food is generally higher in protein than dry food. With canning, ingredients are cooked in the sealed can so nutrients are not lost during the heating process.

A major drawback of wet food is that it is more expensive than dry food. Also many owners object to the smell of canned food and dislike storing partial cans in the refrigerator. And certainly opening a can is more complicated than scooping from a bag.

Why Not Feed Both?

Since food is not a culprit in dental disease, why not spice up your dog’s diet with a combination of canned and dry food? Using the wet enhances the quality, flavor and enthusiasm for mealtime. Adding the dry reduces food costs. Everybody wins. Having wet food available can help maintain your dog’s appetite during illness.

History Behind Online Betting

The urge for making quick bucks may be as old as human civilization. Gambling was prevalent in many parts of the globe from time immemorial. The first reference of betting is found in ancient scriptures where one can see the mention of games of Dice played by Kings and Lords across the world. The betting grew in variety and choice in due course of time and the most thrilling and popular among them was the betting on Horse racing.

With the proliferation and popularity of the Internet, the online betting introduced sometime in the year 1996 with a few casino sites making the debut, became one of the most popular online activity. Today the estimated annual revenue from these sites numbering thousands is more than $7000 million. That works 메이저사이트 out to around $19 million per day and speaks volumes about the popularity and turnover of on line betting sites.

Betting online comes with advantages and risks. The advantages being larger, on line betting has surpassed the conventional betting around the world. The first and foremost among them is the convenience and the variety the Internet offers for bettors. The sites, which continue to grow in numbers every second, offer a variety of games like the familiar slot machine luring the bettors for the ever eluding Jackpot, the common man’s card games, craps, and roulette. Each offers unique excitements.

The advantage of an online bettor is the facility to bet on line at the comfort of his home. The online sites do not demand any dress code, specific currency, or scheduled timings. One can bet in the wee hours of morning or during the night. On line betting saves much time and cost by avoiding travel costs, restaurant food costs, and many other fees incurred during a normal traditional betting excursion.

Today, one can have the thrill of betting on anything from horse racing to baseball with on line betting. On line sports betting has become the latest craze of the bettors where one can try his skill and luck against the odds makers.


Pros and Cons of Playing Online Games

A lot of the youth are inclined to playing online play-offs now. Not only the young but the elders are also equally fascinated by the online games. The sole reason behind this is that the gaming system has undergone massive changes from the earlier days, say, 10 years back. Earlier the games had to be installed in one’s PC and then one could have played. Now, a person can buy gift cards if he or she wants to play a particular game. However, playing online games have advantages as well as disadvantages.

The advantages of online gaming are as follows-

• Online play-offs offer trial versions. This allows the users to buy the games only if they like it in the trial period. This also allows the ease to buy a play-off from the ease of their home without running to the stores.

• In online games, the users get Togel Deposit Termurah exclusive content for the games they are playing. This is the reason why many people choose them.

• Another exciting aspect of online gaming is that they allow communication. The players can interact with their friends and family while they are playing. This is simply a great thing for thy game lovers. The good side of this is that it enhances skills of team building. This will develop memory and lateral thinking in you while adding strategic elements in the game.

• Through online playing, you will be able to analyze your playing skills in comparison to others. You will know your position in the play-off and will be able to compete with others.

The disadvantages are-

System updates – when the user wants to play online or download a play-off they want to play they might have to face with a system update that might delay the game. The person has to wait for the process to complete and restart the PC, phone or tablet, whatever he or she is using.

Server issues or glitches – Viruses in games are also called Glitches. This causes it to run irregularly or slow down suddenly. These are common in all types of games, but more in online games. Also, the server issues can make it more frustrating for the gamer.

Find mesothelioma lawyers for handling your case

It is hard to pass judgment on the character of any individual just by observing them. You can visit the legal advisor’s office and talk about them your case and request some legitimate exhortation. The manner in which they clarify about the claim and how it very well may be dealt with can give you certainty about the attorney.

You can generally affirm with your companions and family members before procuring any individual. There are numerous affiliations and indexes which give rundown of legal counselors and their history. Mesothelioma attorneys are the perfect individuals to look for help when you need lawful help to guarantee for your medicinal treatment.

Albeit going into preliminary isn’t what you need to stress over during the clash of mesothelioma lung malignant growth, it is essential not to compromise in this division. The initial step of designating a mesothelioma legal advisor will take care of things in your mission of petitioning for pay.

Most legal counselors will attempt your case on a possibility premise, which imply that you don’t need to stress over legitimate expenses except if you win. When a pay has been granted, your legal advisor will get a cut in the wake of deducting every single other cost, as a rule in the Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. scope of 30 to 40%. Ensure you work out this course of action with your legal advisor so you don’t need to pay forthright. This course of action will likewise persuade your attorney to work more diligently to support you.

Since this division is exceptionally worthwhile, with pay claims extending in the millions, there are a flood of legal counselor that might not have the stuff to win. Building up your qualification for pay is frequently monotonous and tedious, so you need an attorney with experience and the mastery to assist you with asserting your cash at the earliest opportunity. Remember that remuneration regularly pay for the medicinal charges acquired in mesothelioma treatment, and getting them in time is principal in guaranteeing you get the most ideal therapeutic consideration.

Regularly time individuals get affected by huge workplaces and advertising ploy of legal counselor firms. They will in general take the path of least resistance and leave everything to their attorney without first looking over what they got themselves into. It is essential to realize that because of riotous calendar, legal advisor firms now and again channel your case to another littler firm for commission, or they may even contract an outside assistant to deal with your case. Likewise, enormous firms will now and again pass cases to their lesser staff, while their best lawyers take care of greater, increasingly productive cases.

In these situations over, the law office believability never again apply to your case, since they are not the one that really handle your record. Make certain to ask who is the individual dealing with your case and whether it will be go to another firm or outcast to oversee.

Puzzle Pieces of Your Marketing Funnel

Choosing the right training to invest in will be easy once you keep these three steps in mind: 1) know your preferences and likes, 2) know your target market and 3) construct your marketing funnel. Once you have all three of these steps clear in your mind, you will be more effective in creating success in your online business.

Know Your Preferences

You don’t have to know how to do everything on the Internet to be successful. Usually, you are best off to focus on what you truly like to do. For instance, if you like being in front of the camera, you might want to focus on video marketing. If you like to write, you would want to include blogging and maybe article writing (like this article). If you are more analytical in nature, you might want to set up a PPC (pay-per-click) campaign and continually next one funnel away challenge be tweaking it. Or, you can combine one or more of the above methods for more synergistic results. There are also options to hire someone to help with the type of media you don’t like.

Know Your Target Market

Before you can do any effective marketing at all, you must define your target market. You must know their concerns, likes, dislikes and passions. You need to know everything about them so you can write effectively to their needs. You need to know what music they listen to, what authors they read and what movies they like. You need to know what kind of food they like. The more you know about them, the better you can serve them and solve their problems. You must know their challenges and what’s holding them back in life. You must know their dreams or if they lost their dreams, why they lost them.

Constructing Your Marketing Funnel

Once you thoroughly know how to connect with your target market, you can now construct your marketing funnel. Your funnel is all about adding value to your customer and providing solutions. You will be able to more easily establish trusting relationships with them and offer solutions that will be happy to pay you for. You must establish yourself as an expert in your field who has value to give. The marketing funnel takes a new prospects and automatically sends them on a journey of discovering who you are and what value you have to deliver. As they get deeper in the funnel, they trust you more and more and will be more likely to buy from you. In fact, they will thank you for all you have to offer.

The key is to get these three structures in place so you can know what training to obtain and what training you can say no to at this time. Too often, marketers buy every available training, and end up scattered and ineffective. They then think the training was not good, but in fact, the training they choose did not fit together like pieces of a puzzle.


Fake Cameras Work

Sometimes businesses and homes utilize fake security cameras as opposed to real ones. This is to give the appearance of a security system without the price of a real security system. There is some debate on how well this strategy works.

Imitation cameras that are high quality and real looking give the impression of a security system without the cost or labor of a real camera system. The appearance of surveillance cameras can be enough to ward off intruders.

Using a fake camera can give the impression that the security camera system is more extensive than it actually is, or can be a placeholder until a real system is put into place. It is important that the fake camera looks extremely real.

They should have aluminum housing and wiring to make it look like a functional camera that does not rust and can endure for years, inside and outside. Fake cameras are great for parking lots, outside stairwells, and other cheap fake ID less accessible areas where installing a real camera is not possible.

Studies show that the presence of a fake camera can prevent crimes including theft, vandalism, and robbery. Even though they cannot actually catch criminals, fake cameras are a cost-effective way of preventing crime. Dummy cameras are a great alternative to a real security system if there is not enough money to realistically increase security around the home or office.

Still, if someone is this worried about crime to purchase a dummy camera, they should get a real one as well. Cameras protect people, and even if money is tight purchasing one real camera and multiple fake ones will give intruders there is a larger, complex security system in place.

There are many arguments against using a fake camera. It is comparable to hanging a scarecrow in a field of crops. It may deter crows for awhile, but soon the birds will figure out the ruse and begin eating the corn. The point of a camera is to record illicit activity. A fake camera cannot do anything real, which could make it a waste of time.

There are a few features on fake cameras that obviously tell criminals it’s not real. Some fake cameras have blinking red lights that is supposed to signal that the camera is on a recording. This indicator is an old camera feature that is not relevant on current technology. Real cameras may have an LED light at the back to let technicians know there is power going to the device.

If the light is visible, it is covered where people on the outside cannot see it. Fake cameras often use cheap materials that make the camera look strange. The lens is an easy indicator. If the lens is flat and made out of plastic, it looks obviously different then rounded and reflective glass.

A lack of wires is the biggest indicator of a fake camera, or wires that are hanging and not connected to anything. An indoor fake camera looks like a box with a ceiling or wall mount.

Box cameras need two conductor wires for power and a coaxial cable to transmit video. Only having one wire or no wires makes it obvious the camera is not real. Criminals have done their research and know what to look for. In order for a consumer to avoid all the problems dummy cameras pose, the fake needs to look as realistic as possible.

Sometimes, mixing fake and real cameras is an even bigger giveaway. The unrealistic parts of a fake camera are all the more noticeable when placed next to a real one. If this is a strategy, then the consumer needs to buy their real and fake cameras from the same vendor and make sure they match as closely as possible.