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New music from September / October 2017

These are the new CD’s / MP3’s that I have purchased in September and October 2017.  If you click on the album photo, it will take you to purchase the CD’s.

 Wage War - Deadweight
Wage War – Deadweight
 Convictions - I Will Become
Convictions – I Will Become
 Death Therapy - The Storm Before The Calm
Death Therapy – The Storm Before The Calm
 Spoken - IX
Spoken – IX
 NF - Perception
NF – Perception
 Fozzy - Judas
Fozzy – Judas
 Thi'sl _ Levitate
Thi’sl _ Levitate
 Red - Gone (Deluxe Edition)
Red – Gone (Deluxe Edition)
 Seventh Seal - The Ghosts of What We Are
Seventh Seal – The Ghosts of What We Are

 August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
 Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War
Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War
 Lecrae - All Things Work Together
Lecrae – All Things Work Together
 Seventh Seal - The Crown
Seventh Seal – The Crown

You can view this new music on my Google Play playlist by clicking here.

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Listia

Listia, in short, is like eBay, but instead of getting money for your purchases, you get credits.  With those credits you can buy other items.  If you so desire you can also cash them out for real cash, but in my opinion, you would get more bang for your buck to keep the credits and get items you want with it. Listia is so much easier to list and sale items than eBay.

Currently, as of 11/11/17, the transaction rate for credits is 27,500 Credits per US$1 .


About Listia:

Listia is a free online marketplace and mobile app for trading goods between individuals without using money. The platform has a system known as Listia credits to facilitate the trades. Users earn credits for giving away items they no longer need and can then use credits to get items that other users have listed. The marketplace uses an auction system where users bid on each other’s items until the auction ends and the highest bidder wins. The user who listed the item then arranges for a pickup or ships the item directly to the winner.

In addition to the web site, Listia is also available as a native mobile app on both Android and Apple iOS devices.

Users may leave feedback at the end of transactions and there is a dispute system available, should someone not follow through with stated rules. The Listia support team handle cases and acts as a mediator between the buyer and seller. Sellers have the option to charge for shipping or provide free shipping. Buyers can filter listings based on their preferred shipping method.


Credit system:

Listia has created a system called Listia Credits to help facilitate trading on the site. Users earn credits during sign-up and then continue to earn more as they place items in the marketplace. Purchasing credits is also an option, and is Listia’s main business model. Users may also gain credits by leaving feedback, completing offers on the site, participating in promotions, and general courtesies.

Closed Loop System

Listia credits are not classified as a true currency, but are a closed-loop stored value system. Credits are usable only within the limited scope of the Listia marketplace and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for money at any time. Credits also cannot be gifted or transmitted between users outside of a legitimate auction in the marketplace.

Inflation and Deflation

The number of credits a particular item will sell for has fluctuated over time due to various causes such as inflation and deflation during the early part of Listia’s history. As the marketplace matured and liquidity increased, the fluctuation has decreased but prices still shift up and down based on current supply and demand trends. Looking at the history of one of the most popular items on Listia (Amazon gift cards) the scale of the price fluctuations can be seen.

In October/November 2009 a $5 Amazon gift card would sell for about 300-600 credits. By August/September 2010 $5 Amazon gift cards were going for double the price, 1000 credits. Looking at Amazon gift cards in May–October 2011 a $5 card sold for 2900 credits. Current auctions for these gift cards top 1500 credits per dollar.[

Credits to Cash

Starting in 2015, Listia silently released the option to sell credits for cash to select users. In order to qualify, the user must have the Trusted Seller’s Badge (15 consecutive positive seller feedback on auctions they hosted and maintained a minimum 95% seller rating for 20 days)[ and have had accumulated 500,000 credits through their own auctions in the previous month. The user’s payment is handled through PayPal. Since the option to sell, credit inflation has sky rocketed. As of now in March 2016, $1 = 7850 credits. Just last week it was 7500.

 

Listia also backs their buyers & sellers fully.

What’s Covered?

Buyers get a FULL REFUND of credits:

  1. If an item won on Listia is not received or significantly not as described in the listing
  2. If a seller changes the listing terms (as outlined in the description) after it ends, and the buyer disagrees
  3. If a seller claims to have not received payment for shipping, and the buyer has proof the funds were transferred through a Listia Assurance protected payment method

Sellers can KEEP ALL credits*:

  1. If a winner does not pay shipping, is non-responsive, or otherwise experiences buyer’s remorse
  2. If a winner claims they did not receive an item, but the seller has provided a valid tracking number indicating the item was delivered to the winner’s verified address
  3. *Applicable after a winner has paid for the item. If a winner does not pay, the seller may cancel the transaction, list the item again, and listing fees are fully refunded.

How it Works

  1. Contact the seller or buyer if you have an issue and try to resolve it.
  2. If that doesn’t work, just file a dispute from your listing page.
  3. We work with both parties and make a decision based on the guidelines above.

Which methods of paying for shipping protect my credits under Listia Assurance?

When items you win on Listia have shipping fees, you will need to send payment to the seller. The following methods of payment have you protected under Listia Assurance:

  1. PayPal and Google Wallet
  2. Personal checks
  3. Money orders

If the auction seller claims they did not receive payment, but you are able to show proof that the funds were transferred, then you will be eligible for a full credit refund.

The remaining payment method that is allowed by Listia, but not protected under Listia Assurance, is concealed cash. Sending cash in the mail is essentially untraceable, and using this method does not guarantee that you will be eligible for a full credit refund should your seller claim that shipping payment was not received.

What’s Not Covered?

Listia does not handle the payment of shipping costs between buyer and seller, and therefore is not able to refund shipping costs incurred by either party. When paying a seller shipping costs, the best way to protect your money is to use a payment processor such as PayPal, which offers PayPal Purchase Protection. For more details, please see our rules page.

You can join through this link right here!

Five Star Homefoods – Get Your Free Sampler Box

Not Your Typical Grocery Delivery Service

Delivering All-Natural Meats & Organic Vegetables to Families Since 1994

If you hate to grocery shop or just simply want to buy healthier, more natural foods, then you’re in the right place.

Five Star delivers a seasonal order of your main menu items, flash frozen to lock in flavor and keep them tasting as fresh as the day they were harvested – guaranteed! 

Why We’re Different:

  • Orders are 100% customizable
  • Cuts out the expensive overhead cost of the grocery store
  • Only home food delivery service in the country licensed to carry Certified Angus Beef®
  • Meat is flash-frozen to lock in flavor and preserve your food naturally
  • No added hormones, preservatives or chemicals in any of our meats
  • No price increases for the duration of your order, guaranteed

We’ll Even Let You Try Us, For Free!

Request a free Chef’s Sampler to compare the quality of our food to your local grocery store. Each all-natural sampler includes:

  • Two Certified Angus Beef Steaks
  • Two Chicken Breasts
  • Two Pork Chops
  • Organic Vegetables

Simply submit your information, we will contact you to confirm your delivery date and time.

Please note that we currently deliver to about a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia.

Below are photos of our most recent delivery.

You can check it out here!

 Freezer is full
Freezer is full
 Size of my freezer, you can ignore the mess I have around it.
Size of my freezer, you can ignore the mess I have around it.

PT Cubes, a Cool Desk Toy for Science Teachers, Students and Technology Admirers, Invites Kickstarter Contributions

 

PT Cubes, a Cool Desk Toy for Science Teachers, Students and Technology Admirers, Invites Kickstarter Contributions

York, PA — Everyone today is familiar with, and still admires, the very organized and functional periodic table without which no chemistry class could be run. An innovative project is now bringing sleek, cut and polished elements from the periodic table in the form of cubes that can be kept on a desk or working table.

B-My’s is now inviting contributions for making small, one inch polished cubes from elements such as Aluminum, Zinc, Iron, Chromium, Titanium, Nickel, Copper and Zirconium. All cubes will contain at least 90% of the original metal, and the surface will be polished and laser labeled with the element’s name, symbol, atomic number and atomic weight.

“If you are a teacher, you are bound to talk about these elements. How impressed would your students be if you handled them a block of a real element?” says Brian Meyers Jr. of B-My’s.

The PT cubes will be a great possession for teachers, students of various faculties, engineers, and everyone who admires the world and receives inspiration from the wonders of nature. PT cube will form a portion of the periodic table, which enlists all basic elements that the world is made of, right at an arm’s distance or to be held and touched, or compared. For visitors too, the PT cubes will form an interesting topic of conversation.

“Have the excitement of metals from the Periodic Table at your fingertips. We have delivered fully and on time for our previous Kickstarter projects, and we plan on doing the same for this one,” says Brian Meyers Jr.

The PT Cubes crowdfunding page is now open for funding, and is an all or nothing project, to be funded only if the goal is met by December 16, 2017.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bmy/pt-cubes-metal-elements-from-the-periodic-table

MEDIA CONTACT

Brian Meyers Jr.
B-My’s
York, PA, USA
Phone: (717) 978-0099
Email: Brian@b-mys.com

 

New Kickstarter is Live! – PT Cubes

We have just launched our newest Kickstarter called PT Cubes – Metal Cubes from the Periodic Table.

How would you like to have elements from the Periodic Table on your desk that you can feel and touch? Well, now you can! Order the PT Cubes Today! For one low price, you can order a set of 4 cubes.

Are you a Teacher, an Engineer, or just someone who likes cool desk toys? Well, now you can have your very own elements from the periodic table at an arm’s reach with PT Cubes.

When these are on your desk, you can look, touch, and hold them.

If you are a teacher, you are bound to talk about these elements. How impressed would your students be if you handled them a block of a real element?

If you are an engineer, like myself, you are always thinking outside the box about the next big thing. With these blocks, you could play with them, or compare the materials for your next project.

Even if you aren’t a teacher or an engineer, you can place these on your desk or on a table at home for great conversation pieces. Impress your guests with elements that they never heard of!

What elements will you get if you order?

For the lower level (Starting at just $38 USD), you will get 4 PT Cubes with 1 stand. The elements you will receive are Aluminum (AL), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), and Chromium (Cr).

Aluminium is a relatively soft, durable, lightweight, ductile, and malleable metal with appearance ranging from silvery to dull gray, depending on the surface roughness. It is nonmagnetic and does not easily ignite. A fresh film of aluminium serves as a good reflector (approximately 92%) of visible light and an excellent reflector. The yield strength of pure aluminium is 7–11 MPa, while aluminium alloys have yield strengths ranging from 200 MPa to 600 MPa. Aluminium has about one-third the density and stiffness of steel. It is easily machined, cast, drawn and extruded.

Zinc is a bluish-white, lustrous, diamagnetic metal, though most common commercial grades of the metal have a dull finish. It is somewhat less dense than iron. The metal is hard and brittle at most temperatures but becomes malleable between 100 and 150 °C. Above 210 °C, the metal becomes brittle again and can be pulverized by beating. Zinc is a fair conductor of electricity. For a metal, zinc has relatively low melting (419.5 °C) and boiling points (907 °C). Many alloys contain zinc, including brass.

Iron metal has been used since ancient times. Pure iron is relatively soft, but is unobtainable by smelting because it is significantly hardened and strengthened by impurities, in particular carbon, from the smelting process. Crude iron metal is produced in blast furnaces.

Chromium is remarkable for its magnetic properties: it is the only elemental solid which shows antiferromagnetic ordering at room temperature (and below). Above 38 °C, it changes to paramagnetic.

For the upper level (starting at $110 USD), you will get the 4 above + 1 Stand, and the following 4 PT Cubes with another stand. The elements you will get extra include Titanium (Ti), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), and Zirconium (Zr).

Titanium, as a metal, is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio. It is a strong metal with low density that is quite ductile (especially in an oxygen-free environment), lustrous, and metallic-white in color. The relatively high melting point (more than 1,650 °C or 3,000 °F) makes it useful as a refractory metal. It is paramagnetic and has fairly low electrical and thermal conductivity.

Nickel is a silvery-white metal with a slight golden tinge that takes a high polish. It is one of only four elements that are magnetic at or near room temperature, the others being iron, cobalt and gadolinium. Its Curie temperature is 355 °C (671 °F), meaning that bulk nickel is non-magnetic above this temperature.

Copper is one of a few metallic elements with a natural color other than gray or silver. Pure copper is orange-red and acquires a reddish tarnish when exposed to air. The characteristic color of copper results from the electronic transitions between the filled 3d and half-empty 4s atomic shells – the energy difference between these shells corresponds to orange light.

Zirconium is a lustrous, grayish-white, soft, ductile and malleable metal that is solid at room temperature, though it is hard and brittle at lesser purities. In powder form, zirconium is highly flammable, but the solid form is much less prone to ignition. Zirconium is highly resistant to corrosion by alkalis, acids, salt water and other agents.

About the blocks are base:

The base will have 4 cutouts to display; it is made out of Aluminum and will be Black Anodized. This is made in the U.S.A.

All blocks will be made overseas; all will be polished and be labeled with a laser similar to the Aluminum block. Due to high costs, we were only able to obtain some samples of Aluminum, but the other blocks that are smaller are just examples of the final product. Each block is a 1” (25.4 mm) Cube. All metals will contacts at least 90% of the original metal.

We have delivered fully and on time for our previous Kickstarter projects and we plan on doing the same for this one!