From Celtic to Native American and Baltic, from classical to the edge of jazz and beyond, Braidstream is an eclectic mix of musical styles, backgrounds and cultures coming together to create a whole greater than the sum of it's parts. An evocative mixture of themes and dreams that will excite and inspire, Braidstream wraps the audience in an aural tapestry that elegantly blends the spirit of ancient recognition with bold innovation. With flutes, hammered dulcimer, guitar, sitar, cello, harp, keyboards, vocals and percussion, Braidstream melds classical and modern forms into an exciting weave that defies categorization.

 

 


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Native American Style Flute

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Wood Type, Flute Design and Tonal Quality

Tonal quality is an elusive subject. This is in part due to differences of opinion between individuals as to what exactly is a pleasant or appealing tone. The tone of one flute may be preferred over another by one individual. Another person listening to the same two instruments may have a different preference. So, to a certain extent tonal quality is subjective. I have learned not to be judgmental when it comes to the sound of my Native American Style flutes. Someone else will love a flute whose tone I may not personally appreciate. I have experienced this over and over at flute shows. When people come to my shop to audition instruments they make choices that I might not make.

It is difficult to discuss tonal quality because the words used to describe sound are themselves ambiguous. What, for example, is a sweet sound? Or, what is a mellow sound? When it comes to the word ‘breathy’ there is more agreement. But, again, is ‘breathy’ necessarily a negative quality? Not to the ears of some. Out of this fog of words and meanings I will attempt to draw some clarity. My opinions are certainly not the last word on this subject. I am not a professional musician or musicologist. But, I have been making Native American style flutes for many years. What I relate here is based on that experience.

A flute maker has only his ear to rely on when it comes to creating a sound-producing instrument. My ear is my muse. It is the guide that I have followed as I have slowly groped my way forward in perfecting my craft as an instrument maker. Each maker has his or her own ideal sound. My teacher, Clint Carlyle, makes beautiful flutes. They have a soft, melodic tone – almost a whisper. That, however, was not what I was called to produce. What I intuitively wanted was a strong, clear voiced flute. So, I took what I learned from Clint and began to make modifications in his flute design. I read, I asked questions, I listened and I experimented. I followed the muse of my ear.

With a flute the final sound is a consequence of many factors. Each of these variables has its individual impact of the sound that the flute produces. To make things trickier the variables are interrelated. I think that these variables can be loosely ranked in order depending on the degree of impact they have on the sound of the flute.

The design element with the most impact would be the width and depth of the flue. The flue depth especially has a marked impact on sound. A flue that is overly deep will make for a weak airy sound. The flute will also have little backpressure and consequently not respond quickly to note changes. This makes for what I would call a mushy flute. Flue width is not as critical as depth. But, it is important. If the flue is too narrow you have a weak sound. Too wide and you lose clarity. Then there is the length of the flue to consider. I have found that a flue of about ½ to 3/8 inches in length to be the best for my type of flute. By length I mean the length of the dimensionally constant portion of the flue.

The second factor would be the positioning of the flue. The flue can be either cut into the bottom of the bird or into the flute itself. In my experience a flue in the bird (sometimes called the Plains style) does produce as much volume and clarity of tone as does a flue cut into the body of the flute itself (sometimes called the Woodlands style). T In my opinion the flue in bird configuration does not allow the air stream to optimally impact the splitting edge. This is because the splitting edge is on the same plane as the bottom of the flue. For optimal sound quality the splitting edge should be at or near the center of the air stream.

The dimensions of the True Sound Hole are the third most important element in creating sound. Too deep front to back and the flute becomes airy. Overly constricted front to back and the flute is sensitive to breaking into a higher octave and volume is compromised. Too wide side to side and clarity is compromised. A TSH that is too narrow side to side makes for a weak sound.

The positioning and native American jewelry configuration of the splitting edge has a defining effect on backpressure (responsiveness), clarity and sensitivity. There are as many splitting edge designs as there are flute makers. Is it sharp or blunt? If blunt, how blunt? Where is the splitting edge positioned relative to the stream of air leaving the flue? What are the angles on the top and bottom of the edge? All these factors come into play. In even the most meticulously crafted instruments small variations creep in. Thousandths of an inch one way or the other make appreciable changes in tone. I like my splitting edge to be in the upper half of the air stream. But, its exact position is variable due to the vagaries of handcrafting. These subtle variations are what give a well-made flute its individual character.

The fifth variable affecting sound is the surface of the flue. The type of surface within the flue affects the laminar flow pattern of the air traveling through the flue. If the surfaces are rough the the laminar layer is thick and the flow is turbulent. Smooth surfaces allow the air to slide through the flue with minimal turbulence. The difference between an oil finished surface and a varnish finished surface although not detectable by the eye or hand is detectable by the ear.

The dimensions of the Slow Air Chamber exit hole have a pronounced effect on tone. A large, smooth and properly angled exit hole contributes to good sound quality.

The importance of the way the air from your lungs enters, circulates through and exits the SAC cannot be stressed enough. This flow must be made as direct and smooth as possible. What we are concerned with is reducing turbulence. When the stream of air molecules leaves the flue and enters the THS those little fellows should not be jostling each other for position. They should be friends with a common purpose. So, the blowhole or mouth hole diameter and length, the SAC size and finish, the ramp leading out of the SAC all come into play.

I will put the diameter of the flutes’ bore as factor number eight. The bore diameter is related to the key of the flute. Higher keys – smaller bore. Lower keys – larger bore. The ratio of the bore diameter to the length of the bore is open to question. But, most students of the subject agree that it should be in the neighborhood of one to eighteen. A lower ratio can lead to a hollow tone (some would say mellow). Higher ratios may lead to a thin or weak tone lacking in richness.

I know you’ve been waiting for a discussion of the type of wood used to make the flute. Here it comes as factor number nine. Some might put it higher on the list. They may have good cause. But, I have let it slide down to number nine. I mean no disrespect to the wood. Perhaps I have been prejudiced by all the hype I have heard about wood type and mellowness.

With an acoustic guitar or violin the type and dimensions of the wood with which it is made have a defining effect on the sound it produces. This is because the wood acts as a resonator projecting the sound waves out into the surrounding environment. The wood of a guitar, violin or other similar instrument actually picks up the vibration of the string. It itself then vibrates in harmony with the string and magnifies its sound. It does this by beginning to vibrate in sympathy with the vibration of the strings. However, the vibration of the wood is much stronger than that of the string itself. Those of you who are familiar with the sound of an unamplified electric guitar understand what I am talking about. If you pluck the string of an electric guitar that is not turned on the sound is practically inaudible. The body of an electric guitar is solid wood. It does not resonate. The electric guitar depends on an electric pickup and amplifier to project sound.

With a flute the effects of this sympathetic vibration are much less pronounced. Yes, you can feel a good flute vibrate under your fingertips. But this vibration of the wood has only a secondary effect on the tone. The primary sound of a flute comes from pulses projecting out from both ends of the bore of the flute. Sound pulses or sound waves come out of the end or foot of the flute. Sound waves also come from the True Sound Hole. The native American jewelry flute acts more like a speaker box. The speaker box is called a cabinet resonator. It has a vibration of its own. Similarly, the wooden flute (if properly constructed) has a vibration of its own. It does not amplify the tonal vibration that the flute is producing. Instead it should add overtones that stem from its own characteristic tonal quality.

Now, the wood of which a flute is made affects tone in two ways. First, softer wood (more hollow space within the cell walls) tends to absorb or dampen sound vibration. Think of a car muffler. Second, hard or dense wood by not absorbing these same vibrations begins to vibrate in sympathy with the sound of the flute. You can get an idea of what I am talking about by rapping a piece of wood with the knuckle of your hand. If you do this to a piece of softer wood the resulting sound is rather dull. A harder wood will have a more pronounced and sharper quality. PVC plastic, which is used to make cheaper flutes and recorders, has practically no resonant quality. Try rapping on a piece of hard plastic. These instruments have a very sterile sound.

In order to fully appreciate what I am describing you need to know what overtones are. This requires a discussion of sound waves and notes or keys. The key of a flute in A above middle C on the piano is a sign wave that vibrates at 440 Htz. This wave has a certain fixed length. A pure sign wave is almost impossible to create. And, in fact for musical instruments we want a wave that is pure – composed predominantly of a particular wavelength. But, not too pure sign wave or sound loses its character. Sound character, as in human character, comes from the pleasing mixture of inconsistencies. Mixed in with the 440 Htz sound waves of an A flute you hear other higher and lower waves of varying lengths. These are the overtones. Too many overtones and the A sound wave is obscured (approaching too close to chaos). Too few overtones and the tone sounds dry or sterile (like a personality that is too predictable).

So, when you take out/absorb too many of the higher overtones (think of these as the exciting overtones) the flute doesn’t have that bright edge. Some call this mellow; I call it dull.

Number ten in the list of factors affecting tonal quality is the way the inside of the bore of the flute is finished. Is it rough, smooth, does it have a hard finish etc. Finishing the inside of the bore with varnish or oil and sanding it smooth contributes to the sweetness and volume of the flute.

Number eleven is the size and placement of the tone holes. I like my tone holes to be on the large side rather than constricted. I feel that this gives greater fullness and volume to the notes. This is especially important for the first hole (hole #1) above the fundamental. If it is too small the note will sound constricted in comparison to the fundamental note.

Another factor that I will mention is the dimensions of the chimney. A chimney is created by having two wings on the end of the bird. A bird with a chimney flanks the True Sound hole on three sides. Some flute makers don’t use a chimney. I feel that this is a mistake for two reasons. First, a properly dimensioned chimney seems to enhance volume. It also imparts richness to the tone. Perhaps this is my imagination. But, without a chimney the tone sounds a little raw. Second and more noticeable is the sheltering effect the chimney has on cross currents of air. Without a chimney even slight currents of air can distort or interrupt the air stream leaving the flue. This has a very negative effect on the sound of the flute.

One last thing is direction holes. Direction holes are those holes (usually four in number) on the top, bottom and sides of the foot end of a flute. Direction holes are the effective end of the flute. The area beyond these holes is not part of the vibrating column of air that is producing sound. Having this extra length makes a flute look larger and perhaps more imposing. But, this extra length of dead air space can have a dampening effect on tone. Some makers like this effect (more mellow etc). I like clarity and therefore I don’t use direction holes on my native American jewelry flutes.

Originally posted 2013-12-15 07:49:26.

Get Targeted Twitter Followers

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He is by no means a Social Media Purist, but still he teaches what he considers the “right way” to interact on Twitter & other Social Media platforms (hint: it ain’t by spamming people your offers). Harris has a number of years of success in the internet marketing realm and I feel very honored to have him as a guest author today.
With that … here’s Harris’ blog post entitled “The Easy Way to Get Targeted Twitter Followers”:
Maybe you’re like I was just a few months ago, thinking:
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I’ve introduced a number of people to Twitter and I hear things like this all the time. Especially the last statement. Typically what happens is someone will join up, invite some of their friends, and then lo and behold, sit there and wait around for something to happen. Although the founders of Twitter claim that it’s just a micro-blogging tool, it really has become a rapidly growing , if somewhat rudimentary, social network.
Like I said in my last blog post on the subject, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about attacking Twitter for your own purposes. If you’re jumping into Twitter and looking at it primarily as a way to make money, you’ll fail miserably and you’ll fail quickly.
Allow me to remind you of my rules for “right” Twittering:
1. First get a good network of followers going.
2. Build relationships with your network.
3. Get your followers to click on your links & tell others about you by retweeting your messages
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Lower Your Auto Insurance Premium

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Owning and maintaining a car costs a lot of money, but it doesn’t have to leave you broke. Here are eleven strategies to help you reduce your auto insurance premium:1. Reduce Coverage on Older VehiclesIf your car is old and paid for, consider eliminating your collision coverage. This is the coverage that pays for any damage that you cause to your own vehicle, and it makes up a big portion of your insurance cost.2. Use One Insurance CompanyGroup all of your insurance policies – auto, home/renters, etc. – at one insurance company, and you’ll earn a multi-line discount, good for up to 10% off of your total premium.3. Raise Your DeductibleSlash your auto premium drastically by raising your deductible – the amount you pay out of pocket when you make a claim. The difference between a $ 250 deductible and a $ 500 deductible is usually quite substantial, and the difference between a $ 250 deductible and a $ 1,000 deductible, even more so. Decide how much you can afford to spend out of pocket, and then adjust your deductible accordingly.4. Get a Quote Before You BuyBefore buying a new vehicle, call your insurance agent to find out how much it’s going to cost to insure the vehicle. Premiums can vary widely based on the make, Great Automobile Policy Rates model and year of a vehicle. This is one instance where smart shopping really pays.5. Drive CarefullySafe drivers are rewarded with a better insurance premium. Avoid speeding and stay out of accidents, and you’ll save 5% or more on your premium. Most companies will further reduce your rate every time you go three years without a traffic violation.6. Drive LessAre you an infrequent driver? Then, tell your insurance agent about it. Less time on the [...] Continue Reading…

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Basketball Shoes: Low Tops, Mid-Tops or Hi Tops

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What are the Important Features of Basketball shoes?
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In August 2012, the DC Heath Benefit Exchange Authority was established to implement the Affordable Care Act, President Obama‘s new health care law. DC residents, small business owners, and their employees will soon have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage. Enrollment begins on October 1, 2013, with coverage starting January 1, 2014. Individuals and families will have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in the plan of their choice and small businesses will be able to shop for coverage at any time during the year.

The DC Health Benefit Exchange is a new online marketplace, also called DC Health Link. DC Health Link is for DC residents and small businesses to get the facts about their rights and benefits, shop for coverage, and compare options side-by-side before choosing the plan that best meets their needs and budgets. For more information, visit www.dchealthlink.com or call (855) 532-5465.

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Originally posted 2014-02-19 13:49:43.

Gold Information: Gold in IRA

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Gold information is very important to all gold investors, collectors, and enthusiasts. Lots of financial experts say that it is an excellent idea to invest in gold since it provides numerous benefits. Gold is considered by all investors as the best retirement asset to invest for an IRA (Individual Retirement Account). When an economy is experiencing unstable stock market or struggling, gold is really a good investment due to the fact that it is left untouched.Gold are included by the investors in their retirement accounts for these special reasons. Below are gold information which is very helpful for new and young account owners in investing one of the most lucrative metal around the world.· Gold is a tangible asset that is not affected by any phenomena other than time. It is affected positively because the value of gold increases over time which is a good thing for their retirement plan. Even while the investors are out and are not attending their retirement plan, the gold in IRA is still productive.· Another reason gold information is helpful to the cause of investors gold backed ira http://www.whichgoldbackedira.com is that gold can be used as a currency. Gold for the most part history is deemed to be a very essential aspect of trades. Gold, until now, is not only considered to be a commodity but rather an asset which produces great income.· Fiat currencies depend greatly on the decree of the government. Gold, on the other hand, is safe from the implemented policies of the government because it has a natural value of its own. Hyperinflation is not able to affect the gold.Gold, along with silver, are used as hedges against inflation and currencies. There are numerous inventors who have experienced their retirement portfolios’ value to decrease but have managed to counter it though the use [...] Continue Reading…

Originally posted 2013-10-07 13:36:34.

What Is a Cash Advance Loan?

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Insurance Careers

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Careers in Insurance: There are two principal functions within insurance companies, underwriting and investment. Underwriting entails the measurement of risk and the charging of premiums that are appropriate to the degree of risk that the insurance company assumes by writing a given policy. An actuary holds an important technical job, trained in statistical analysis and the scientific determination of insurance policy terms and premiums.

The investment function is equally important. A well-run insurance company will have, at least in the long run, a surplus of premium income over actual payouts of claims. This surplus needs Direct Auto Insurance to be invested, so insurance companies have substantial staffs dedicated to earning good returns on this money. Insurance companies are thus major employers of money managers and securities research professionals, often with excellent opportunities in entry-level positions.

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The insurance industry also employs large numbers of sales people, work either for the insurance companies themselves or for independent insurance brokers.

For more detail on major career paths within insurance, look at the more in-depth discussions that we have prepared. This is hardly an exhaustive list, but it includes some of the larger and better-paying lines of employment in this industry. Just note that, as in any industry, job titles and responsibilities can vary somewhat from employer to employer. That said, here is our list:

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Best Way to Find a Car Insurance Policy

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Car insurance can be expensive. It is worth taking the time to look for the best policy available to you. You may need to get quotes from several different companies to find the best deal on car insurance. It is worth the time it takes to look at several companies to find the best insurance quotes. You need to understand how car insurance works, before you buy a policy.

Begin by looking for any discounts you qualify for. A professional organization, your employer or your alumni association may offer you a discount at a major auto insurance company. If you have a discount with a particular company you should definitely call for a quote to see if you can save money by using the discount.

Decide on the level of coverage you need, as well as the types of coverage you need. You will need collision and liability coverage through your state law. The liability will cover the medical costs if you are at fault for an accident. The amounts are set up with the amount the insurance will cover per person, the Great Automobile Policy Rates amount of medical they will cover per accident and the amount they will cover in property damage. A typical amount would be $ 100,000/$ 300,000/$ 300,000. You want enough coverage to protect your assets if you were to be sued. Collision will pay for the cost of replacing your car if you were in an accident. You are required to have this and comprehensive insurance if you have a loan on the car. They will issue a check for what you car was worth before the accident.

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Originally posted 2013-08-24 19:34:57.

How to Use A Wireless Dog Fence

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The Manual Lawn Mower

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Every experienced gardener knows that a high quality lawn mower is essential for a well-maintained lawn. With many different kinds available, you need to make sure that you choose wisely.
The traditional approach of using a manual lawn mower can give that nice striped look and may be very cheap to run, as it doesn’t require electricity or petrol.
However, unless you are extremely fit, a manual lawnmower can be hard work—especially if it is heavy.
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Originally posted 2014-02-02 01:39:33.

Few Things to Know about Electric Dog Fence

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The name electric dog fence doesn’t suit this kind of an invisible dog fence that is placed around a small area to prevent dogs from fleeing away. Maybe it is a misnomer, but such kind of products already is a great hit amongst dog lovers. Basically, this apparatus comprises of a unique setup in which the transmitting wire is buried some inches into the ground, and the receiver is wrapped around in the form of electric dog collars which administer a beep like sound and oozes out a mild shock when the animal moves in towards the transmitter wire.
While the level of shock is certainly adjustable, many dog lovers still claim that these kinds of electric dog collars have a terrible effect on the dog’s behavioural pattern. Probably, the worried owners are too much bothered about the way the dogs get treated for their mischievous acts, when the electric devices are used on/around them. However, this is a highly debatable topic and touches some aspects related to being cruel or kind to one’s pet. So, let’s not delve into this. We can discuss about a few advantages and disadvantages of using this electric dog fence and its accessories that keep dogs in check.
The first striking fact about the wireless electrical dog fences is the cost involved. These fences are considered to be way too cheaper than other fences that serve the same purpose, say, for example, metal fencing or vinyl fencing or even wooden fencing. You don’t need to squat down on the floor to measure the total area that needs to be fenced; with electric fencing, there’s absolutely nothing for your dog to dig under or jump over, so you’re actually bypassing the disadvantages pegged to other types of physical fences.
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Originally posted 2013-10-15 01:38:53.

How to Conduct a Basketball Tryout

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Originally posted 2013-07-07 01:33:36.

Is the .XXX Domain the Playbook for a New Generic TLD Registry?

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Is the .XXX Domain the Playbook for a New Generic TLD Registry?

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In November, the .xxx domain expanded its unusual business model with the addition of a search engine focused on adult content Related Topics: .xxx, controversy, domains out west, icann, icm registry, marketing and promotions
Launched about a year ago, to plenty of questions and criticism, the .xxx domain, operated by ICM Registry, has evolved into a totally unusual offering in the domain name space, with a handful of unique characteristics and what is looking more and more like a model to be emulated by the new generic TLDs that will be arriving in the next year or two.
The domain, and the registry, were a long time in the making. ICM registry originally applied for the .xxx domain in 2000 and again in 2004. A squashed agreement with ICANN was put through review by an independent panel before ICM registry was finally granted approval for the application that ultimately resulted in the .xxx domain’s launch in 2011.
The application process, the approval and the launch was contentious throughout, with ICM Registry facing opposition from ICANN itself, from some leaders in the adult industry the domain was designed to serve, from the trademark lobby and from people who generally are concerned about the influence of adult content on the world.
In spite of opposition from many sides – and some fairly off-base assertions that the xxx domain in general is a failure – ICM registry has built what it considers a successful business out of the xxx domain, in the process establishing what might prove to be some new measures for success – beyond the basic registration-fee-times-number-of-domains-registered model – in the modern domain world, which is about to see a lot of new entries.
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Originally posted 2013-07-04 13:37:48.

Car Insurance Portal Offers Tips To Help One Get Lower Car Insurance Rates

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Mendham, NJ, 25-July-2011 — Car Insurance123 is pleased to announce the publication of tips to help one get lower car insurance rates on their website. These tips cover factors that have a direct bearing on how much a person pays for car insurance, such as driving record, safety features in the car itself, and comparing rates from different providers to find the best deal.
South Africa is a rarity in the world because drivers are not required by law to carry car insurance. However, history has shown that having one’s own cover provides significantly more protection in the event of an accident and provides protection one would not have at all in the event of theft or disaster. Sadly, this cover is expensive. Car Insurance Rates This is why consumers need to know all the tricks they can employ to get the cheapest rates possible for cover that meets their needs.
For more information about purchasing car insurance in South Africa, interested persons are encouraged to visit http://car.insurance123.co.za For more information on how to secure the best car insurance rates, they should visit http://car.insurance123.co.za/how-to-get-low-car-insurance-rates/. Members of the press and/or other interested parties can obtain additional information about this firm and/or the content of this press release by contacting the following:
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Originally posted 2013-04-09 08:14:52.

Easy Steps to Get Cheap Auto Insurance

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Originally posted 2013-12-07 19:37:05.

Four Tips – Picking The Best Basketball Shoe

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If you intend to join a betting system shortly then you have to know how to wager wisely. Of training course, everyone who joins a betting program has the intention of successful fast income aside from the exciting and exhilaration that it may well provide. Being a beginner at betting methods could ruin your enthusiasm due to the fact most almost certainly, you will loss the 1st bets. That will undoubtedly take position when you do not get suitable know-how on the betting process you are getting into. Usually know the discounts, terms and guidelines of ibcbet the betting process prior to you wager your money on it.Successful the horse race betting could be tough if you do not know the background of the horses. Initially you ought to know what horse is the most physically in shape and who is the winner in the past races. Learn about your way to strategize your bet. You must know the speed and the functionality of the horse you are betting on. Of class you will want to set your bet on the most consistent winner instead than the occasional winners.The betting programs have diverse rules. If you ibcbet are a starter much better get note of them. If you came to wager to win you should concentration on profitable. Do not get rid of hope if you fall short in your initially consider due to the fact gambling is like that, you reduction some and you win some. Betting wisely is a should. No person likes to eliminate their money. Be knowledgeable of the pitfalls. Your income ought to be put in wisely and so if you like it to arrive back multiplied you must start off learning how to wager at your most fortunate moment.

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Originally posted 2013-11-22 19:38:58.

Seborrheic Keratosis

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Benign lesions that don’t ever turn into cancer, seborrheic keratoses, or Seb K’s for short, can look dangerous. In reality they are just annoying. Also irreverently called barnacles, they come in all different shapes and sizes from large black growths to barely noticeable raised areas.
Characteristics of Seborrheic Keratosis
The wicked witch with a wart on her nose probably had a Seb K not a wart. So how can you tell if that bump on your face or chest is actually a Seb K? They do have some defining characteristics.
Stuck on – They are classically described as looking like someone took clay or a blob of dirt and “stuck” it on the skin. The edge of the seborrheic keratosis is not attached to the underlying skin making it appear that it could be removed by picking it off with your fingernail. This is because seborrheic keratoses arise from the epidermis, or top layer of skin. They don’t extend deep into the skin like warts. What you see is what you get.

Warty surface – Seborrheic keratoses may look like warts but they don’t contain human papilloma viruses that cause warts. As they develop some can have a very rough surface with deep pits and fissures almost like cauliflower being pulled apart.

Smooth surface with horn pearls – Some seborrheic keratoses don’t have a rough surface. If they are smooth, they contain tiny bumps that look like seeds that are lighter or darker than the surrounding tissue. These are called horn pearls and they wart removal are actually bits of keratin that develop in a whirling, circular pattern. Sometimes these horn pearls are best seen with a magnifying glass.

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Originally posted 2013-11-07 19:33:44.

How Long Will I be a High Risk Driver?

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One good thing about being a high risk driver is it doesn’t last forever, if you make good choices. Understanding how long you will be a high risk driver will allow you to switch to a cheaper insurance policy as soon as possible. The length of time you are considered high risk depends on what made you a high risk in the beginning.No Prior InsurancePaying a higher rate on your insurance because of not carrying insurance for a period of time is frustrating for a lot of people. Car insurance is a important to keep at all times because of the surcharge for a lapse. Once you get car insurance again you will be paying high risk rates for six continuous months. Tip: Once you obtain a policy, it is in your best interest to keep the same policy for six months. Switching before your six months is up, means you will have to start your six months over lengthening the time you pay the high risk rate. It is Great Automobile Policy Rates possible you can use multiple declaration pages to prove six months of coverage, but the hassle usually isn’t worth the savings.Multiple TicketsThree years is the usual time frame for minor violations to affect your insurance rates. If you are high risk due to multiple tickets or at fault accidents, you can get back into a preferred carrier once your oldest violation falls off. After a violation is 3 years old it typically comes off your record, however you have to wait for your renewal to see a difference in your rate if you are staying with the same carrier. Tip: Ask your insurance agent to give you the dates of all your violations. Switching to a preferred carrier the day after your violation falls off [...] Continue Reading…

Originally posted 2013-09-22 13:33:53.

Text Message Marketing Software

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Text Message Marketing Software Sooper Articles Your Best Article Source.. Titles Contents Authors Welcome, Guest Submit Articles Sooper Authors Top Articles Blog Register Login Widgets RSS Feeds FAQ Contact Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Article Categories Art & Entertainment Automotive Business Careers Communications Education Finance Food & Drinks Gaming Health & Fitness Hobbies Home and Family Home Improvement Internet Law News & Society Pets Real Estate Relationship Self Improvement Shopping Spirituality Sports TechnologyAdvancementsArtificial IntelligenceBiotechnologyComputer ArchitectureComputer ForensicsData RecoveryData StorageDatabasesGadgets & GizmosGraphic DesignHardwareIntranetIT TrainingsLaptopsMalwareMobile ComputingNetworksOffice AutomationOperating SystemProgrammingResearchSecuritySoftwareSupport & ServicesTech Updates Travel Writing Subscribe to Latest Articles Enter your email address: Useful Links For Authors Author Guidelines Article Writing Tips Why Submit Articles HomeTechnology ArticlesText Message Marketing SoftwareText Message Marketing Software By Mort Vic on November 03, 2011 0 Now days the marketing field is becoming big and important as all the big or small branded companies regularly use to do marketing of their product to make it reach to every part of the world. There are many form of market available in to the market. Here we will talk about the one of the most successful marketing way and that is text message marketing. The text message marketing also refers as SMS marketing or mass texting.The sms market works by sending advertise by text massages to many different mobile devices. Now days there are many text messages marketing software available that provides best of the best service. The mass texting software is becoming very popular term in the market in current era. The reason [...] Continue Reading…

Originally posted 2013-05-30 13:37:21.

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Before You Buy an Attic Ladder

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If you want to start using your attic for storage, you will appreciate having an attic ladder. Installing attic stairs can be done be any moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer. The stairs come as pre-assembled kits, which can be ordered or picked up at building supply stores and home centers. If you are lucky, installation can be done in as little as two or three hours. If you are less lucky, however, you can easily need most of a weekend to finish the job. Here are some tips on how to determine which category you might fall into and what to look for when you go shopping for an attic ladder.Location, Location, LocationAttic ladder kits are made to fit between existing framing in the ceiling (that is, the floor of the attic). And they typically require that an existing attic access hole be enlarged just a little. If you are lucky, you will be able to take full advantage of that convenience. Often, however, you won’t be so lucky. In this case, you should plan on cutting and framing a new access opening. Also, make sure the bottom of your ladder will rest in a safe spot with room to maneuver.Type of FramingYour attic floor and roof are probably framed with either trusses or 2x lumber. Truss roofs function as an interlocking garage door repair houston system, and the components should not be cut, while 2x framing can usually be reorganized easily. If you have trusses and discover that they are in the way of your planned attic ladder location, seek professional advice before proceeding.Spacing & OrientationAttic ladder kits can be purchased to fit between 24-inch on-center framing. If the gap between your framing measures 22-1/2 inches, and one of those gaps falls over where you’d like to install the ladder, [...] Continue Reading…

Originally posted 2013-06-15 19:34:42.

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