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  • Best Way To Pit A Mango Easily, Safely and Cleanly

    You’ve been doing it wrong, or not as safely or cleanly. How do you pit a mango (take out the seed) cleanly? You may simply eat your mango without a knife but if you want to serve someone, you need to cut it properly. But mangos are very slippery and you have to be very careful when peeling a mango with a knife.

    A mango is one of those fruits that people avoid buying because they don’t know how to cut them. I’ll show you the easiest way.

    Of course, there are many other ways to cut and eat the mango:
    Top 6 methods To Cut and Eat A Mango

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    DIY: Easiest, Cheapest & Best Way To Peel Orange

    “The Least Messy Way to Cut & Store a Watermelon”:

    part two The Least Messy Way To Cut & Store Watermelon

    Part 3, The Least Messy Way To Cut & Store Watermelon

    The Craziest Way To Crack An Egg

  • What Is this Thing Called “Multi-Level Marketing?

    What Is this Thing Called “Multi-Level Marketing?

    This article by Robert L. FitzPatrick is an economic “portrait” of multi-level marketing (MLM) in the USA. The report has compiled and analyzed the data on three of the oldest and largest MLM companies, Amway, Herbalife and Nu Skin in a readable and understandable way to paint a recognizable picture.  Together, these three constitute 10% of the entire MLM operations in America and serve as representatives of all others. About 1.5 million Americans are signed up in them each year. Most quit within a year.  The report shows shocking loss rates among participants and an extreme transfer of money to the 1% at the top. The study also examines the potential for “retail” sales by distributors, which turn out to be non-existent. Finally, the report examines  the financial chances of success  of a new recruit joining any of the three today.


  • Clean Install Windows 7

    1. Make Sure You have the windows 7 (as well as other products’s license number if any) license number.  If your license is not very clear, you need to estimate how many different combination you need to try. You may also use a software to extract the license number,  you can use a keyfinder program such as Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to pull your product key from the Registry, or from any directory even though your computer did not actually booted it from.

    2. Download the windows 7 ISO (you need to match your version) file from Digital River, a licensed distributor of Microsoft products. These downloads are each > 3GB in size, make sure your DVD or USB’s size is larger than this

    3.  Download Microsoft’s tool:  Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. This utility lets you use the iso file you downloaded in step 2 to burn a  bootable DVD or USB flash drive. Whether you choose DVD or USB makes no difference; just confirm that your PC can boot to the media type you select.

    4.  Boot your computer using the Windows 7 DVD or USB flash drive (you may have to press F12 to choose the media). Follow the prompts to prepare the destination hard drive and install Windows.

  • 3TB disk only 2.7TB

    Why A 3TB disk is only 2.7TB and what is the future trend?  

    Just bought a 3TB hard disk drive. However this 3TB disk is 2.72TB in size according to my computer. How do I “lose” 271 GB disk space?
    You may not have noticed this when the storage was in mega bytes, because you only lost 5% at that time. You lose 10% in tera bytes age, you will “lose” more percentage when the size of storage increases in the future again.

  • January Barometer

    The January barometer is the hypothesis that stock market performance in January (particularly in the US) predicts its performance for the rest of the year. So if the stock market rises in January, it is likely to continue to rise by the end of December. Probably the best known is “as January goes, so goes the year”. Another says that the first 5 trading days determine the market’s returns for the whole year ahead. And another says that how January performs predicts the direction of the market for the remaining months of the year. The January barometer was first mentioned by Yale Hirsch in 1972. Historically if the S&P 500 goes up in January the trend will follow for the rest of the year. Conversely if the S&P falls in January then it will fall for the rest of the year.

    If an investor believes in the ability of the January barometer to predict the equity market’s performance, he will only invest in the market in the years when the barometer predicts the market will rise, and stay out of the market when it forecasts a market pullback. It is difficult to produce excess returns based on this theory. Since the improved performance by staying out of the market during bad times can be more than offset by larger losses incurred when the barometer incorrectly predicts a bull market. January tends to be one of the market’s best months every year, rising an average of 1.3% since 1929, see our January Effect. And because the stock market rises in most years, there’s some inherent bias in the data itself. So, while the barometer works well in predicting up years (some studies even suggest that up Januaries mean up years 85% of the time), it doesn’t do so well in predicting down years. When January is down, the market continues to fall only 46% of the time.

    From 1950 till 1984 both positive and negative prediction had a certainty of about 70% and 90% respectively with 75% in total. After 1985 however, the negative predictive power had been reduced to 50%, or in other words, no predictive powers at all. The following table shows the wrong prediction of January Barometer :

    Year January S&P End of Year S&P Comments
    1946 7% gain Loss 17.6% Start of bad misfire
    1947 2.4% gain Loss 2.3% Not right, but no biggie
    1948 4% loss Gain 3.5% What the f?
    1956 3.6% loss Gain 6.5% Minor
    1960 7.1% loss Gain 4.5%  
    1966 0.5% gain Loss 13.5%  
    1968 4.4% loss Gain 12.6%  
    1970 7.6% loss Gain 8.4%  
    1978 6.2% loss Gain 7.7%  
    1982 1.8% loss Gain 16.8%  
    1984 0.9% loss Gain 2.3%  
    1987 13.2% loss Gain 9.9%  
    1990 6.9% loss Gain 0.3%  
    1992 2% loss Gain 6.6%  
    1994 3.3% gain Loss 4.6%  
    2001 3.5% gain Loss 13%  
    2003 2.7% loss Gain 26.4% significant
    2005 2.53% loss Gain 8.36% Minor disappointment
    2009 8.5% loss Gain 35% Worst loss
    2010 3.9% loss Gain 12.6%  

    5 wrongs for the most recent decade:

    Year 2001: gain of 3.5% but loss of 13% year end.

    Year 2003: The S&P has a loss of 2.7% but the S&P finished with significant  26.4% gain.

    Year 2005: there was a minor misfire in 2005.

    Year 2009: the January barometer is a big fake. January 2009 saw the S&P 500 fall 8.5%, only to finish with one of the best years on record as stocks soared 35% the rest of the way. Anybody who followed the barometer religiously in the year 2009 missed out on one of the most profitable market swings in a generation.

    Year 2010: After a 3.9% January loss, the S&P finished with a 12.6% gain.

    The year 2011 is not finished yet, what 2011 is going to be? What about 2012? Evidence also suggests that other months, such as April and November, are just as good at predicting the year as January. So why does January get all the attention? Read our other theories such as the January effect, Presidential Cycle and Halloween indicator.