Killers in disguise
What is your killing method of choice?
Modern day killers appear in different levels and they conceal their weapons of mass destruction in broad daylight so that none will notice. Just look around you and will see a killers.
Even look in the mirror and you will see a killers.
I am sure most of us did not start out as killers but modern society has made us what we are today. . . . . .
How many animals are you planning to kill today?
Or aren't you planning at all? - your plastic bread wrapping or supermarket bag has to find its own way to the ocean. Most killers think once they have dump their plastics into a black bag they are off the hook!
Once the knot are tied the black bag becomes someone else's problem. How many knots do you have do you have to tie realise that’s exactly where your little indiscretions become a major issues
Starting the review list with 2019 Petrol guzzlers
Audi Q8; SuV, Coupe style - One word - Boring! Same o, same o.
BMW X5; SuV, Coupe style - Over priced! Nice car for middle management, wanna b’s, and poachers. It will impress and let everyone know you have arrived. (familier 2 bubble grille is back)
Cadillac CT6; Lagging behind. GM is planning to catch up in 2020 by crossing over into SUV market. The Super cruise 2018 onboard technology is like a goolge extension abb. Although the electronics doesn't really compare to VOLVo ‘s Pilot Assist.
Mercedes AMG GT; Sedan 4 Door, Flashy and High performance, Must have car if you are a overpaid government official in South Africa with a company petrol card.
More economical everyday cars to drive in 2019
Lexus ES - Hybrid drive system; Lower, wider and longer!
Hyundai Veloster; Boring!
Kia Forte; Fuel efficient
Nissan Altima; Boring
Toyota Avalon XLE; Redesigned with an ugly big grill.
VW Arteon; Sedan in a bad yellow design.
The above reviews is purely from using my own criteria to evaluate each unit.
Pine’s Car Evaluation Criteria
The Smart kitchen appliance race is still on this week.
Senior manager Richelle Barker tells about recent innovations about Sense fry together with assisted cooking. The precision temperature together with built-in sensors will help amatures achieve a more consistent result.
Have showcased their new Standmixer and proline blender at the Good Food and Wine Show this week end. Marketing director Filiz Bensan stands behind the products quality and craftsmanship.
Received 2 design awards!
>One for advanced induction cooking
>The other for bagless hygiene vacuum cleaner model CX1
Q Led TV has impressed on the following Keys.
Smart; Integrate with Smartphone to become voice-activated.
>The Samsung One remote control control all AV products( tv, washing machine, and vacuum cleaner).
Style; The black screen now adapts to surround decor when the TV is not on. The user has three choices, Personal images, info like time or weather or amber content.
>No more unsightly cables - only one clear combined cable for power and signal.
Picture; All Q9f and Q8F series has full array backlight technology to give a high quality image on the big size(75-inch) screens. The full array backlights create sharper edges, deeper blacks and less halo effects.
Gaming; QLed Tvs 2018 has reduced input lag with with gaming mode. Also the Samsung gaming Tv’s are LCD based which stops “Burn-in”
Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks (Gen5x1) (20hq,20hr) has been recalled because of a fire hazard. The notebooks overheat due to unfastened screw at the battery. Units were sold from Dec 2016 to October 2017.
Philips v; Keven Barrow is out and Matt Morgan is the new MD. Hopefully he will be able to keep Phillips in the ever changing healthcare game.
Are you still an addict or are you just living in denial? Years ago cocaine and heroin were common drugs used by everyone and they were freely available over the counter - same as we are now indulging with Methylxanthine - Molecular formula C8H10N4O2 .
Just because everyone are consuming the Psychoactive drug to stimulant the Central Nervous System - doesn’t make it O.K to use.
Once taken it takes about 30-45 minutes for the drug to kick-in and the effect lasts 3 - 4 hours before the effect starts to diminish. The biological life of the drug in the body is only about 3 - 7 hrs but in Infants it last 65 -130 hrs before it is excreted with no accumulation in the human body.
In its pure state this Psychoactive drug is a white powder with a intense bitter taste. Most insects tend to avoid this bitter taste (we just don’t learn from nature). This bitter taste is also what gives soft drinks their distinctive taste.
The drug name derives from the German word Kaffee meaning Caffeine!
In French - Cafe means Coffee.
Withdrawal symptom of Caffeine is similar to other addictive Drugs
Talking rubbish has become a dear and sensitive subject - Every time when the dogs and I go for a walk next at the ocean the washed up rubbish seems to be increasing. We pick up bags of litter and plastics that has washed up with the tide.
The beaches are literally covered in with rubbish ranging from materials written in a foreign language but the majority of rubbish are from south africa. This tell me that is not only passing ships that are dumping their rubbish into our ocean, we are also dumping our electronic equipment into rivers and landfill that eventually are finding their way into the ocean
Electronic devices has become so cheap and easy to replace. Thinking about it - Everyone has some kind of electronic appliance or plastic device that will eventually be dump to become RUBBISH.
If you guys can only see the amount of small electronic material pieces that wash up on the beach, ranging from electrical cords, shavers, cell phones and many more. It is just frightening to see all the rubbish between the rocks during the off season.
Holidaymakers and tourist only go to the main beachers where there are regular cleaning services cleaning and they don’t see the real effects that their pollution is having on the ocean.
It just boggles the mind how people can dump these cheap electronic equipment indiscriminately without giving it a second thought to the consequences of their action. worse the manufacturers of these cheap equipment that has a short lifetime take no responsibility and walk away counting their profits.
Local communities must pay-up to get Rubbish sorted not to even talk about the devastating effects the rubbish has on the sea-life.
Its time manufactures pay up in advance for the Rubbish their products are going to create!
Once they can prove how many of the their product they have recoverd and recycled they then can get some of their money back.
The manufacturer's should set up collection point for the faulty electronic equipment through their distributors network. The distributor can then in turn offer incentives and buy-back schemes to their retail stores. Retailers and wholesaler stores can offer financial incentive to local communities and municipalities to collect discarded appliances / plastic materials.
If one look at the size of the appliances manufactures - then their declare earning per share one can imagine how many electronic appliances get manufactured dailly.
This brings me to another point;
Ultimately the Rubbish control process starts with government to enforce Rubbish and manufacturing protocols
The buyback, trade-ins and recycling will create more jobs for local communities.
I urge you to give Rubbish some serious thought - then if we all just try to control our own Rubbish first, it is going to give a Whale or Dolphin a better chance of survival.
The Smart-Race is on!
All Appliance manufacturers are now trying to get ahead in the Smart Appliance race and the has been some interesting developments this past week..
Samsung new smart appliances are now available in Australia, Mielie are keeping a tight lid on their new smart-appliance launch in Berlin and California are taking the lead with their appliance energy policies.
California is leading the states with their energy policies, by been the first setting energy-efficient standards for Appliances. Now they have done it again by ordering that all new houses build should be fitted with rooftop-power. Solar power panels will now become the norm and it will no longer be that only the rich and famous has them on their roofs.
Solar companies are smiling but this energy policy will be pushing up the prices of new homes.
It is estimated that the additional solar energy will produce the same as a solar farm accounting for a extra 260 megawatts feeding back into state system.
Samsung announced that their new “smart” home appliances can now be bought in Australia but not yet in South Africa. All you need is a WiFi connectivity and artificial intelligence will design the appliances so that they work together creating a home ecosystem. Some of the new products are;
LG Appliances are the leaders in the “Smart Appliances market” and it seems with the launch of their new appliances Samsung are taking a swing at the Koreans (Lg) and I’m sure they will be taking some of their market share.
Mielie is a 120 year old family owned appliance business who are going to launch their new “smart” appliances at the IFA Berlin exhibition in September 2018.
According to Co-owner Dr Reinhard Zinkann who is very secretive about the new appliance launch we will be impressed and they will be more energy efficient
This company has always put traditional quality first and combined with their elegant designs
Mielie has somewhat of a status symbol.