In this video Mercola.Com talks about Omega-3 fats vs Omega-6 and Omega-9 fats. The speaker suggests eating fish like salmon on a regular basis, because it is a natural source of long chain Omega-3 fats. The second suggestion is to stay away from supplements containing Omega-6 and Omega-9 fats; those should be consumed in its natural forms, like olive oil (contain Omega-9 and Omega-6 fats) and most liquid oils (usually contain large amounts of Omega-6 fats). Typical western diet has sufficient amounts of Omega-6 and Omega-9 fats and does not require dietary supplementation. Watch the video below for more details.
BP published its internal investigation report for Deepwater Horizon rig explosion at Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 (Links to Video, Presentation Slides, Executive Report and Full Report are below).
The investigation found eight major factors that contributed to Macondo well explosion and oil and gas leak. A sequence of failures involving a number of different parties, mainly BP, Transocean and Halliburton, led to the explosion and fire which killed 11 people and caused widespread pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP’s managers and contractors involved with well exploration made mistakes that contributed to the tragedy. In its report BP blamed many of the errors on Transocean Ltd, the owner of Deepwater Horizon rig, and on service provider Halliburton Co.
Bloomberg.Com reports that: “BP’s report concealed the well’s “fatally flawed” design, which “set the stage” for the explosion, Vernier, Switzerland- based Transocean said Sept. 8. The driller, Transocean, cited a series of cost-savings decisions by BP that added risk. Cathy Mann, a spokeswoman for Houston-based Halliburton, said the report had “substantial omissions and inaccuracies” and that BP dictated design and testing procedures for the well.”
Dropbox is a secure hosting service which enables users to synchronize files automatically between multiple computers and mobile devices. A change made to a file on one computer will be nearly immediately updated online and on other computers and mobile devices linked to the Dropbox folder. This is by far the easiest way to share files and folders across desktops, laptops, computer tablets and smart phones.
Dropbox service was founded in 2007 by MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. The service uses SSL transfers for synchronization and stores data via AES-256 encryption. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. The free service comes with 2 GB of free online storage.
Dropbox supports different versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (official and unofficial), as well as versions of mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry, and a web-based client for when no local client is installed. Dropbox has now an App for iPhone and iPod touch in the AppStore!
Dropbox main features are demonstrated in this video:
Below is Drew Houston’ video presentation of Dropbox file syncronization between computers with different operating system, Mac and Windows:
One of the most successful innovations in touch screen typing is Swype (www.Swype.com). The idea behind it is simple: you put your finger down on a touch screen and drag it from letter to letter. Even if your accuracy is off, the program can make excellent predictions about what you meant to type. A developer’s kit for Android was released in February 2010 and some are using Swype typing on their phones. In addition to Android, Nokia and Samsung are testing this technology. Video below demonstrates Swype typing. A comparison shows that typing with Swype on Android phone is faster than typing on iPhone. Some experts say Google may buy out Swype Inc.
Viking Poseidon ROV recorded on June 13th, 2010 at 2:58 AM EST oil leaking from seabed near MC252 well in the Gulf of Mexico. ROV was located about 55 feet away from the leaking well head when it came across oil seeping from the ground.
BP’s Bob Dudley took questions from PBS and from public on Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting was aired on PBS and posted on YouTube.
Dudley says he saw reports about fractured sea bed and uncontrolled oil flows at sea floor, including the Russian report circulated recently, but BP’s ROVs do not support this information.
Below is quote from the video transcript (video below) regarding fractured sea floor:
Time Stamp 49min:21sec — >> DUDLEY: I’ve seen some of those reports. We’ve actually taken the ROVs and looked around to see if that’s right. That persists. There’s — I’ve saw a Russian report that said that the seabed was permanently fractured and that there were submarines down there that knew that. I mean, there’s some pretty unusual reports out there. But there’s no evidence at all about fractured seabed and uncontrollable oil.
Kevin Costner spent $20M over several years and hired a team of 15 engineers to develop centrifuges to separate water from oil at up to 200 gallons per minute. BP has a contract for 32 of the centrifuges from Ocean Therapy Solutions (Kevin Costner’s company) BP tested the devices for a week and they worked as advertised.
Just one of the company’s V20 machines can clean up to 210,000 gallons of oily water per day. There are 3 V20 centrifuge machines currently operational in the Gulf. Ten more should become operational within weeks. ”Once production at our factory in Nevada ramps up in July, OTS will be able to produce 10 machines a month,” said Pat Smith, Chief Operating Officer for OTS. ”We are currently ramping up production of new machines with a goal toward deploying the machines along the entire coast,” he said.