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Online Dating – the secret numbers they don’t tell you

March 29, 2010

Does anyone find the degree of participation of scammers and sex offenders a bit chilling?

Or does it still beat the bar scene?

By the way I am 6’3″, 28 years old, and make a million dollars a year, just in case you are wondering…

 

 Online Dating Statistics
Via: Online Schools

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Peter Mel will be there Saturday {{Mavericks}}

February 12, 2010

Why is it that big wave spots are always so nasty?

This "little" wave at Mavericks is maybe only half the height the contest will see on Saturday.  And yet look at it.  

You can feel the girth, it is thicker than it is tall.  It focuses and wedges its energy all at once in concentrated spots, rather than providing a reasonable spread out canvas like Malibu or Rincon.  The top of the wave dumps like the shore pound surfers avoid at their home breaks.  The water in the trough of the wave sucks up into the wave so violently it is a wonder the boards make any forward progress and escape from the pitching lip.

Of course sometimes the best of surfers cannot escape from the lip of such waves., but Peter Mel is having no trouble here.

Now we imagine it 2-3 times as tall, 2-3 times as thick, and 2-3 times as wide and realize we're talking about at least 8x the water.  The Mavericks surfers will inevitably be taking some of these waves right on their heads

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Mavericks Contest is on for Saturday, February 13th

February 12, 2010

The Mavericks big wave surfing contest has been called for this Saturday, the first time it has been run in several years, as massive waves are expected.

The Mavericks big wave riding contest only takes place when the waves justify it but a 20 foot swell rolling in Saturday may jack into waves twice that height when it hits the Mavericks reef outside Pillar Point Harbor at Half Moon Bay.  It is forecast to be about as big as it can get and be surfed without motorized assistance.  Maybe 40 feet.

Crowds will be lining the cliff trying to see the action from a half mile away with binoculars.  The unique underwater topology at Mavericks amplifies a big swell into phenomenal, but often beautiful, monsters.  A half mile away is close enough, though perhaps better viewing options are the webcast or big screen live broadcast at AT&T Park.  

In all seriousness, the endeavor to surf those waves is as serious as these few surfers are passionate about it.  The contestants are our proxy in a spectacle of Man against Nature writ very large.  Wishing them courage, success, and most of all…. a safe return to shore.

The K38 Water Safety / Rescue crew will in the water trying to secure everyone’s safe return.

Information on seeing the contest can be found at: Mavericks Surf

 

 

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Surprising truths about a *touchy* subject (safe for work)

January 9, 2010
Just the facts at a glance, M'aam. Tell me this is not interesting.  

Pornography may not be socially acceptable but it is socially prevalent in the US. It was arguably the economic engine that allowed the Internet to develop; an Internet we now use for organizing church activities and improving the world.

Does knowing how prevalent the viewing of pornography is change your perception of it? Are we fighting our own human nature; and if we are, should we?

The Numbers Behind Pornography<br />Source: Online Education

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Even the stars do not twinkle

January 6, 2010

Photo courtesy of Image_Editor

Is there anywhere on Earth where the stars do not twinkle at night?

Imagine a place of ice and snow where the air is drier than any desert.  A place of immense cold, that despite being the coldest place on Earth,does not have weather.  A place where the air is still, without even the hint of a breeze.  A place of complete calm and quiet.  The ultimate eye of the storm.

This exists on Earth, but in only one place: the recently discovered Ridge A near the South Pole.

The air above Ridge A is so still, dry, and quiet, that the stars do not even twinkle at night.  The sky is extremely dark and clear.

Images of the heavens taken at Ridge A are 3 times as sharp as images taken elsewhere on our planet, so it is a great place for astronomy.

But even though you do not need to worry about the weather, take your coat.  The average temperature at Ridge A is negative 94 degrees (F).  It is located more 13,000 feet high about 600 miles from the South Pole.

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Breaking Christmas Story – December 23rd Facebook Crisis

December 22, 2009
The Facebook B4 Christmas

T'was the eve B4 the eve B4 Christmas
And all through their flat
Everyone was on Facebook
Even the rat
Who hoped for dropped cheese
And a sip of spilled cheer
But all folks were in cyberspace
Ignoring those near

No party was thrown
No guests did arrive
No merry, no laughter
No hugs nor hand jive
The kitchen was quiet
No noises no smell
The laptops were open
My friends under spell

I lept to their roof
Crazy sword in my hand
Searched out a cable
My diabolical plan
I slashed and I slahed
Until there was no DSL
Just howls and cursing
That's how I could tell

But within the hour
All was set right
The teleco was busy
No internet tonight
The doorbell was ringing
Friends were at hand
Bringing their iPhones
And unlimited data plans
Takeout was ordered
Chinese – a good guess
There was sharing & laughter
And for the rat…
A spilled mess

Merry Christmas

(c) Eric Pederson
Please share with attribution and or merriment

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Guys only: personal suggestion

December 3, 2009

If you’re like me and play too much, you might owe your Mom a pair of these for Christmas. Also useful if you aren’t ready to pop the question to your girlfriend, or if you are married and need to make a few points.

If you are married, face it: you need to earn a few points. Can you tell I have given these before? It seems a good time to buy as prices have come down in the current economy. Less than $50 on sale, or you can go big…

Diamond Stud Earrings - Temporary Sale

As you know, giving diamonds has benefits. Card could read something like: studs from your stud. You have to take it from there.

OK, order and, job well done, reward yourself with 90 minutes on a pitch somewhere, or maybe a pair of tickets.

Oh yeah. You’re welcome!

 

Eric

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Just out – The Top 100 Albums of All Time – Jazz Guitar

November 6, 2009

This is a great list for all jazz fans and guitar players.   All guitarists, even punkers and metal heads gotta respect the jazz cats.  Thanks to jazzguitar.be for this.

This list is like cheating to get your jazz cred. I’ll admit, I’m ashamed I don’t have more of these.  Check them out!

 

Top 100 Albums – Jazz Guitar

  1. Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy
  2. Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue
  3. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave
  4. Baden Powell – At the Rio Jazz Club
  5. Barney Kessel – Kessel Plays Standards
  6. Barney Kessel – The Poll Winners
  7. Barry Galbraith – Guitar and the Wind 
  8. Bill Frisell – East/West
  9. Bireli Lagrene – Gypsy Project
  10. Bireli Lagrene – Standards
  11. Bucky and John Pizzarelli – Contrasts
  12. Charlie Byrd – At The Village Vanguard
  13. Charlie Byrd – The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
  14. Charlie Christian – Genius of the Electric Guitar
  15. Charlie Christian – Solo Flight
  16. Charlie Hunter – Bing Bing Bing
  17. Danny Gatton – Untouchable
  18. Django Reinhardt – Djangology
  19. Django Reinhardt – Quintet du Hot Club de France
  20. Earl Klugh – One on One
  21. Ed Bickert – Live at The Garden Party
  22. Eddie Lang – Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
  23. Emily Remler – Firefly
  24. Ernest Ranglin – Below the Bassline
  25. Frank Gambale – Thinking Out Loud
  26. George Barnes – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  27. George Benson – Bad Benson
  28. George Benson – Breezin’
  29. George Benson – Beyond the Blue Horizon
  30. George Benson – The George Benson Cookbook
  31. George Van Eps – Mellow Guitar
  32. Grant Green – Green Street
  33. Grant Green – Idle Moments
  34. Grant Green – The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
  35. Hank Garland – Jazz Winds From a New Direction
  36. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Seven, Come Eleven
  37. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Two for the Road
  38. Howard Alden/George Van Eps – 13 Strings
  39. Howard Roberts – HR Is A Dirty Guitar Player
  40. Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow
  41. Jim Hall – Concierto
  42. Jim Hall – Live
  43. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Intermodulation
  44. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Undercurrent
  45. Jim Hall/Ron Carter – Alone Together
  46. Jimmy Bruno – Burnin’
  47. Jimmy Raney – Wisteria
  48. Joe Beck – Strangers in the Night
  49. Joe Diorio Trio – Live
  50. Joe Pass – For Django
  51. Joe Pass – Virtuoso
  52. John Abercrombie – Timeless
  53. John Basile – The Desmond Project
  54. John McLaughlin – Extrapolation
  55. John Scofield – A Go Go
  56. John Scofield – Hand Jive
  57. Johnny Smith – Johnny Smith
  58. Johnny Smith – Moonligh in Vermont (w Stan Getz)
  59. Jonathan Kreisberg – Unearth
  60. Kenny Burrell – Guitar Forms
  61. Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
  62. Kevin Eubanks – Guitarist
  63. Kurt Rosenwinkel – Deep Song
  64. Larry Carlton – Last Nite
  65. Larry Coryell (w John McLaughlin) – Spaces
  66. Lee Ritenour – Rit’s House
  67. Lenny Breau – Live on Bourbon Street
  68. Luiz Bonfa – Solo in Rio 1959
  69. Martin Taylor – Spirit of Django
  70. Mike Stern – Play
  71. Mike Stern – Standards (and Other Songs)
  72. Mike Stern – Upside Downside
  73. Mundel Lowe – Guitar Moods
  74. Nguyen Le – Walking on the Tiger’s Tail
  75. Norman Brown – After the Storm
  76. Pat Martino – El Hombre
  77. Pat Martino – Footprints
  78. Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life
  79. Pat Metheny – Question and Answer
  80. Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden – Beyond The Missouri Sky
  81. Pat Metheny/John Scofield – I can see Your House From Here
  82. Peter Bernstein – Earth Tones
  83. Peter White – Caravan of Dreams
  84. Phillip Catherine – Summer Night
  85. Ralph Towner – Solstice
  86. Rene Thomas Quintet – Guitar Groove
  87. Robben Ford – Tiger Walk
  88. Ronny Jordan – The Antidote
  89. Rosenberg Trio – Caravan
  90. Stanley Jordan – Stolen Moments
  91. Steve Kahn – The Suitcase (Live)
  92. Sylvain Luc – Trio Sud
  93. Tal Farlow – Verve Jazz Masters 41
  94. Ted Greene – Solo Guitar
  95. Tuck Andress – Wreckless Precision
  96. Wes Montgomery – Boss Guitar
  97. Wes Montgomery – Bumpin’
  98. Wes Montgomery – Full House
  99. Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ at the Half Note
  100. Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Do you agree with this list? Who was ignored? Which albums if any should be tossed? Comment please

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Just out – The Top 100 Albums of All Time – Jazz Guitar

November 6, 2009

This is a great list for all jazz fans and guitar players.   All guitarists, even punkers and metal heads gotta respect the jazz cats.  Thanks to jazzguitar.be for this.

This list is like cheating to get your jazz cred. I’ll admit, I’m ashamed I don’t have more of these.  Check them out!

 

Top 100 Albums – Jazz Guitar

  1. Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy
  2. Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue
  3. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave
  4. Baden Powell – At the Rio Jazz Club
  5. Barney Kessel – Kessel Plays Standards
  6. Barney Kessel – The Poll Winners
  7. Barry Galbraith – Guitar and the Wind 
  8. Bill Frisell – East/West
  9. Bireli Lagrene – Gypsy Project
  10. Bireli Lagrene – Standards
  11. Bucky and John Pizzarelli – Contrasts
  12. Charlie Byrd – At The Village Vanguard
  13. Charlie Byrd – The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
  14. Charlie Christian – Genius of the Electric Guitar
  15. Charlie Christian – Solo Flight
  16. Charlie Hunter – Bing Bing Bing
  17. Danny Gatton – Untouchable
  18. Django Reinhardt – Djangology
  19. Django Reinhardt – Quintet du Hot Club de France
  20. Earl Klugh – One on One
  21. Ed Bickert – Live at The Garden Party
  22. Eddie Lang – Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
  23. Emily Remler – Firefly
  24. Ernest Ranglin – Below the Bassline
  25. Frank Gambale – Thinking Out Loud
  26. George Barnes – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  27. George Benson – Bad Benson
  28. George Benson – Breezin’
  29. George Benson – Beyond the Blue Horizon
  30. George Benson – The George Benson Cookbook
  31. George Van Eps – Mellow Guitar
  32. Grant Green – Green Street
  33. Grant Green – Idle Moments
  34. Grant Green – The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
  35. Hank Garland – Jazz Winds From a New Direction
  36. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Seven, Come Eleven
  37. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Two for the Road
  38. Howard Alden/George Van Eps – 13 Strings
  39. Howard Roberts – HR Is A Dirty Guitar Player
  40. Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow
  41. Jim Hall – Concierto
  42. Jim Hall – Live
  43. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Intermodulation
  44. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Undercurrent
  45. Jim Hall/Ron Carter – Alone Together
  46. Jimmy Bruno – Burnin’
  47. Jimmy Raney – Wisteria
  48. Joe Beck – Strangers in the Night
  49. Joe Diorio Trio – Live
  50. Joe Pass – For Django
  51. Joe Pass – Virtuoso
  52. John Abercrombie – Timeless
  53. John Basile – The Desmond Project
  54. John McLaughlin – Extrapolation
  55. John Scofield – A Go Go
  56. John Scofield – Hand Jive
  57. Johnny Smith – Johnny Smith
  58. Johnny Smith – Moonligh in Vermont (w Stan Getz)
  59. Jonathan Kreisberg – Unearth
  60. Kenny Burrell – Guitar Forms
  61. Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
  62. Kevin Eubanks – Guitarist
  63. Kurt Rosenwinkel – Deep Song
  64. Larry Carlton – Last Nite
  65. Larry Coryell (w John McLaughlin) – Spaces
  66. Lee Ritenour – Rit’s House
  67. Lenny Breau – Live on Bourbon Street
  68. Luiz Bonfa – Solo in Rio 1959
  69. Martin Taylor – Spirit of Django
  70. Mike Stern – Play
  71. Mike Stern – Standards (and Other Songs)
  72. Mike Stern – Upside Downside
  73. Mundel Lowe – Guitar Moods
  74. Nguyen Le – Walking on the Tiger’s Tail
  75. Norman Brown – After the Storm
  76. Pat Martino – El Hombre
  77. Pat Martino – Footprints
  78. Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life
  79. Pat Metheny – Question and Answer
  80. Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden – Beyond The Missouri Sky
  81. Pat Metheny/John Scofield – I can see Your House From Here
  82. Peter Bernstein – Earth Tones
  83. Peter White – Caravan of Dreams
  84. Phillip Catherine – Summer Night
  85. Ralph Towner – Solstice
  86. Rene Thomas Quintet – Guitar Groove
  87. Robben Ford – Tiger Walk
  88. Ronny Jordan – The Antidote
  89. Rosenberg Trio – Caravan
  90. Stanley Jordan – Stolen Moments
  91. Steve Kahn – The Suitcase (Live)
  92. Sylvain Luc – Trio Sud
  93. Tal Farlow – Verve Jazz Masters 41
  94. Ted Greene – Solo Guitar
  95. Tuck Andress – Wreckless Precision
  96. Wes Montgomery – Boss Guitar
  97. Wes Montgomery – Bumpin’
  98. Wes Montgomery – Full House
  99. Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ at the Half Note
  100. Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Do you agree with this list? Who was ignored? Which albums if any should be tossed? Comment please

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Just out – The Top 100 Albums of All Time – Jazz Guitar

November 6, 2009

This is a great list for all jazz fans and guitar players.   All guitarists, even punkers and metal heads gotta respect the jazz cats.  Thanks to jazzguitar.be for this.

This list is like cheating to get your jazz cred. I’ll admit, I’m ashamed I don’t have more of these.  Check them out!

 

Top 100 Albums – Jazz Guitar

  1. Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy
  2. Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue
  3. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave
  4. Baden Powell – At the Rio Jazz Club
  5. Barney Kessel – Kessel Plays Standards
  6. Barney Kessel – The Poll Winners
  7. Barry Galbraith – Guitar and the Wind 
  8. Bill Frisell – East/West
  9. Bireli Lagrene – Gypsy Project
  10. Bireli Lagrene – Standards
  11. Bucky and John Pizzarelli – Contrasts
  12. Charlie Byrd – At The Village Vanguard
  13. Charlie Byrd – The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
  14. Charlie Christian – Genius of the Electric Guitar
  15. Charlie Christian – Solo Flight
  16. Charlie Hunter – Bing Bing Bing
  17. Danny Gatton – Untouchable
  18. Django Reinhardt – Djangology
  19. Django Reinhardt – Quintet du Hot Club de France
  20. Earl Klugh – One on One
  21. Ed Bickert – Live at The Garden Party
  22. Eddie Lang – Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
  23. Emily Remler – Firefly
  24. Ernest Ranglin – Below the Bassline
  25. Frank Gambale – Thinking Out Loud
  26. George Barnes – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  27. George Benson – Bad Benson
  28. George Benson – Breezin’
  29. George Benson – Beyond the Blue Horizon
  30. George Benson – The George Benson Cookbook
  31. George Van Eps – Mellow Guitar
  32. Grant Green – Green Street
  33. Grant Green – Idle Moments
  34. Grant Green – The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
  35. Hank Garland – Jazz Winds From a New Direction
  36. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Seven, Come Eleven
  37. Herb Ellis/Joe Pass – Two for the Road
  38. Howard Alden/George Van Eps – 13 Strings
  39. Howard Roberts – HR Is A Dirty Guitar Player
  40. Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow
  41. Jim Hall – Concierto
  42. Jim Hall – Live
  43. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Intermodulation
  44. Jim Hall/Bill Evans – Undercurrent
  45. Jim Hall/Ron Carter – Alone Together
  46. Jimmy Bruno – Burnin’
  47. Jimmy Raney – Wisteria
  48. Joe Beck – Strangers in the Night
  49. Joe Diorio Trio – Live
  50. Joe Pass – For Django
  51. Joe Pass – Virtuoso
  52. John Abercrombie – Timeless
  53. John Basile – The Desmond Project
  54. John McLaughlin – Extrapolation
  55. John Scofield – A Go Go
  56. John Scofield – Hand Jive
  57. Johnny Smith – Johnny Smith
  58. Johnny Smith – Moonligh in Vermont (w Stan Getz)
  59. Jonathan Kreisberg – Unearth
  60. Kenny Burrell – Guitar Forms
  61. Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
  62. Kevin Eubanks – Guitarist
  63. Kurt Rosenwinkel – Deep Song
  64. Larry Carlton – Last Nite
  65. Larry Coryell (w John McLaughlin) – Spaces
  66. Lee Ritenour – Rit’s House
  67. Lenny Breau – Live on Bourbon Street
  68. Luiz Bonfa – Solo in Rio 1959
  69. Martin Taylor – Spirit of Django
  70. Mike Stern – Play
  71. Mike Stern – Standards (and Other Songs)
  72. Mike Stern – Upside Downside
  73. Mundel Lowe – Guitar Moods
  74. Nguyen Le – Walking on the Tiger’s Tail
  75. Norman Brown – After the Storm
  76. Pat Martino – El Hombre
  77. Pat Martino – Footprints
  78. Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life
  79. Pat Metheny – Question and Answer
  80. Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden – Beyond The Missouri Sky
  81. Pat Metheny/John Scofield – I can see Your House From Here
  82. Peter Bernstein – Earth Tones
  83. Peter White – Caravan of Dreams
  84. Phillip Catherine – Summer Night
  85. Ralph Towner – Solstice
  86. Rene Thomas Quintet – Guitar Groove
  87. Robben Ford – Tiger Walk
  88. Ronny Jordan – The Antidote
  89. Rosenberg Trio – Caravan
  90. Stanley Jordan – Stolen Moments
  91. Steve Kahn – The Suitcase (Live)
  92. Sylvain Luc – Trio Sud
  93. Tal Farlow – Verve Jazz Masters 41
  94. Ted Greene – Solo Guitar
  95. Tuck Andress – Wreckless Precision
  96. Wes Montgomery – Boss Guitar
  97. Wes Montgomery – Bumpin’
  98. Wes Montgomery – Full House
  99. Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ at the Half Note
  100. Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Do you agree with this list? Who was ignored? Which albums if any should be tossed? Comment please

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