DirecTV is the Better Deal

When my cable company changed the channel line up, I got upset. While I could still watch my favorite show if I wanted to, it meant that I would have to subscribe to their most expensive package. I didn’t think that was fair that they put such a popular channel in the highest priced package, and I decided that I was not going to play their games. I looked at the channel information for DirecTV because I knew that they had some impressive prices for new customers. When I saw that the channel I wanted was in a mid level package, I contacted them to get more information.

They told me all of the perks that I would get for switching over to them. Not only would I get better prices, but the installation would also be free. When the rep started telling me about the Genie receiver, I knew that I was going to switch. I didn’t even know technology like that existed because my cable company had nothing like it with their equipment. I would also get free channels for the first few months, including the premium movie channels like HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax.

I had never had those before because I couldn’t afford them with my cable company. The price was similar with DirecTV if I wanted to keep them, but it was a better value because I would get up to ten channels in one package as opposed to just two with my cable company. There was not one thing that the rep told me that I did not like, and I started the process with that phone call to change my providers. When I called the cable company to let them know, they tried to convince me to stay, but their offers couldn’t begin to match what DirecTV was offering me.


Understanding How Capacitive Touch Screen Works





This video is from a student preparing for Final project for PHY 12 at Tufts, fall semester 2015.

Video Transcripts

Have you ever wondered how the
touchscreen on your phone or laptop

We’re here to explain!

These devices use capacitive touch sensors
with property of capacitance to
detect a conductive object like
your finger when it touches the screen.

Before we can explain what a capacitive
touchscreen display is, you need to have a basic
understanding of circuits.

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A circuit is a closed loop that charge can travel
through at any point in the circuit.

The charges have a voltage or potential
which corresponds to their electrical
potential energy measured from a
reference point called ground.

A battery creates a potential difference which
allows charge to flow around the circuit
and through any circuit elements or
devices connected in the circuit.

A capacitor is a vice that stores electric

A common type is the parallel
plate capacitor which consists of two
conductive plates and an insulator.

Between them initially, these are
neutrally charged meaning that positive
and negative charges on them.

When you put a battery onto them, the negative
charges accumulate on one side and the
positive accumulate on the other.
The difference in charge creates a voltage
across the capacitor and this voltage
can be used to power another circuit
element like let’s say a light bulb.

Capacitance is the amount of charge that
something can hold. The capacitance of a
parallel plate capacitor is modeled by
this equation.

C equals epsilon a over D.

Epsilon I will get to that later.

A is the area of the parallel plate and D is the
distance between the two plates so if
you make the area bigger you’re going to
have higher capacitance you make the
distance smaller you get higher

Now epsilon is the
dielectric constant which is a
characteristic of how difficult it is
for charge to move
in the insulator.

Here we’re going to show you how a capacitor can be charged
and then used to light an LED.

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First we’re going to check that the LED works
by connecting it to a power source through resistor.
The resistor slows down the flow of charge.

The led doesn’t burn out . Now we’re going to charge the
capacitor by connecting it to the power
source. When we touch the capacitor to
the LED.

The LED lights up notice how the LED fades out.

This is because the resistor keeps all the charge from the
capacitor from flowing through the LED
at once although it doesn’t look at the
cylinder. The cool capacitor we used in the
demo is actually a parallel plate

It’s made of two conductive
sheets separated by an insulator and
rolled up. You can build a capacitor for
materials you can find at home here.

We’ve built one by separating two
conductive sheets of aluminum foil with
a sheet of plastic.

So here we have our capacitor even
though it’s this big, it actually only
has a capacitance of a couple nano farad.
That is about a thousand times smaller
than what we used to light the LED so we
can’t use this one to light an LED.

We can’t show you that it will hold
charge. This machine is called an
oscilloscope and the line here shows us
the voltage on the capacitor over time.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to
hook up the capacitor to a voltage
source and I’m going to disconnect it.
Something interesting is going to happen,
you see how this line curves down.

That shows us that the charge when we
disconnected the battery didn’t go away
right away. There was something
holding on to the charge and that
something could only have been our

Now we can look at how capacitive touch screens work.

Let’s consider just a single point on your
phone screen so when your finger comes
in contact with the glass of your phone
screen then your finger forms a
capacitor with an electrode that is
underneath the screen.

For now imagine that your finger is actually connected
to ground it might be some other voltage
but the results are the same so your
phone uses a two step process to figure
out this capacitance.

That will tell how far your finger is from the screen
because capacitance changes with
distance so the first thing it does is
it actually puts a voltage on this
electrode and that puts some charge on.

A fundamental equation of capacitors
is that the voltage across a capacitor
is equal to the charge on that capacitor
over its capacitance so this puts a
fixed amount of charge on because this
is a steady capacitance.

We want to figure out the next thing that happens
is the phone disconnecting this voltage
and actually connects this electrode to
ground through a second capacitor.

This capacitors capacitance is known and
since we now have two capacitors going.

That is to ground the total of capacitance
increases since this increases the
voltage right here. It must decrease and
that decrease will actually be related
to the capacitance here so by measuring
the voltage here after making this
connection the phone can figure out
whether it’s being touched or not so a
two-dimensional touchscreen is made up
of a bunch of rows and columns of these

It figures out where your
finger is in two dimensions by just
looking at all the electrodes together
and seeing which ones are being touched.

This specific type of touchscreen is
called a self capacitive touchscreen.

It can only accurately detect one touch at
a time. When you touch it with two
fingers, the controller knows the rows
and columns that have been touched but
it can’t tell whether the contact points
are here .

Here is a newer form of
touchscreen is called a mutual
capacitive touch screen which can detect
two touches because each row and column
intersection has a capacitor multi-touch
touchscreens that allow you to do things like
zoom in and drag.

For More Information on Capacitive Touch Screen , check out this touch screen manufacturer, Faytech North America


We Wanted a Three Bedroom Apartment

I am a single mother raising two teenage girls. They are 15 year old twins. They are eerily similar in so many ways, but they are distinctively different as well. They share an amazing bond, yet they are their own individual persons too. That is why I have always wanted them to have their own bedrooms, which has not always been possible. When we were forced to move so I could take on a new job, I really hoped that I would be able to find three bedroom apartments in Hattiesburg Mississippi.

I went online and did a search just for that alone, and I was really surprised with one of the results. I figured if I was able to find a three bedroom apartment, that the rooms would be small and the girls would still need to share a bathroom. I absolutely was not expecting to find the three bedroom apartment with three bathrooms that I did. If that was not perfect enough, the apartment also has a large living and dining room, an amazing kitchen, a huge patio, more storage than we have ever had, and it even has a washer and dryer as well.

I thought that I would need to pinch myself to make sure that I was not dreaming about this. My bedroom even has a walk in closet. That is something I thought the girls would want too, but they are so happy that they each have their very own bathroom. Also, the closets in their room are not shabby, which helps. The patio is right off the living room, and each girl has a bedroom on either side of the living room. This helps them so much since they are right across the room from one another but still have their own personal space too. Moving is usually hard, but we were all looking forward to it this time!


Eating Better Changed My Life

I felt like I was at the end of my rope. I was single, but it was worse than that. I had never had a serious boyfriend, ever. I knew that it was probably because of my weight, and I vowed to change. The breaking point was when I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s third wedding. She had found three men who wanted to marry her, and I couldn’t even find one who wanted to take me out to dinner. I found something online that said to click here for information on nutrition and exercise, so I did just that.

I knew that I needed to up my exercise, but I also had to understand nutrition a lot better too. I was overweight because I was overeating, but there had to be a reason for it. It did not take me long on that site to finally understand what was going on. I was eating too much food, but I was not getting the right nutrients. I was robbing my body of the things it needed to survive, which meant I was always feeling hungry.

I learned on this site which foods to eat, and I also learned which ones to avoid. I knew that potato chips and candy bars were no good for me, but they were so tasty that I kept going back for more when I had a craving. Well, I started eating the right foods, and those cravings went away. The first couple of weeks were hard, but it was smooth sailing after that. I actually had to buy a new bridesmaid’s dress because mine literally hung on me, it was that big. Even better than getting a new dress was having one of the groomsmen ask me out. I don’t know where this will go, but I know that I am going to enjoy life from now on!


I Really Needed a Way to Get More Attention

I had a few different accounts online that I utilized on a regular basis to try to get customers to notice us. I felt like I was not doing a good job with them, though. I could not figure out what makes some businesses stand out so well online, vs. my accounts that seemed mostly quiet. Searching around for a solution gave me a good answer, though. If your account looks quiet, most followers will not be very interested in what you post. That is when you must do something like buy real Instagram followers so that you can get the traffic you need.

People like learning about what other people like. This holds true in any just about endeavor. People like to share what they think others will like. So to help them see interest in something, a business owner can hire someone else to help make their posts look more interesting. It works. I did no quite know if it would work at first, but it did. And it paid our business back handsomely in no time.

To illustrate what I mean about in helping people to see what other people like, there are many different social media sites that allow users to click on something to show their approval. Other people then see this, and they will read the “liked” post and do the same in return. Then, this often makes them want to share what they’ve seen with others. Other people will then click to show their approval on that shared post. It is pretty smart.

After I paid to have it done to my account, I soon found that people were sharing the things I post more often. I had struggled with getting people to do that previously. Now, I have no trouble at all. People freely click on most things that I put on the account, and more people are coming to my site and purchasing products that I post.


We Need to Build Up Rural Communities

It’s the American dream to find reliable Internet service that doesn’t reach steeply into their wallets. Rural customers are often left in the dark without broadband Internet access due to a lack of a digital infrastructure. It can be costly to dig, lay and bury the lines necessary to deliver access to both cable television and digital Internet. Even cheaper Hughes Net prices will inevitably carry a high cost initially. With low populations in most rural communities the service providers have deemed it unprofitable to build the necessary network leaving individual residents to pay for the costs of establishing a line to the home. Is this fair? I’m on the fence about the subject.

I believe that all people deserve to have convenient access to the web. It’s too important of a modern utility to deny poor or rural family with the same advantages that the rest of the nation has at their disposal. With online classes becoming more popular and even free universities establishing a name for themselves with quality educational content, being able to learn a trade such as programming is becoming easier than it ever has. We haven’t yet done away with diplomas but students can attain a certificate of completion in their chosen class for a variety of useful computer skills.

This can open so many doors for those who are hindered by poor education access. Rural communities can often struggle with funding their schools with modern facilities and books. Children are left behind due to a simple lack of money which can limit their personal options as they grow older. Many choose not to continue on to college. A community is successful only when new ideas are introduced to it but without encouragement to take chances or to even educate themselves further there will be little progress made.


Great Place for All Types of Sports Packages

After my divorce I had to start over with everything, from getting the electricity in my new, to finding a new cable television provider. I had heard of Cox Cable through a friend, so I went online and did a Google search for Cox cable TV. There are lots of little things you tend to forget that you need when you are one half of a couple. So when I got divorced I just started making a list and having a good cable provider was right up there at the top of my list. I am a huge football fan, so I wanted to find a place that I could get a great sports package, so I wouldn’t miss any of my football games. Plus I usually have a huge Super Bowl party each January and I wanted to make sure I had great reception for that.

In the past I had satellite television and was not as happy as I thought I should be with the service provider. I am not sure it is with all satellite television, but every time it rained a little I would lose all television for hours at a time. This could not happen if I was in the middle of a football game. When I found your website, I was able to see that you offered the perfect sports packages. Not only did you have a football package, but you also had a baseball package, my second favorite sport. Since I am single I think I will have a few parties to have some of my other single friends over and having a great place to watch movies or sports is always a plus. Most of all I was very happy with the pricing. Some providers were scaring me when I would call and ask for a quote, and they would say they would have to get back with me. In the end I love my provider and glad I found them.


Water Damage and Roof Repair Go Hand in Hand

Many people after they have a water leak from above are looking for a ceiling fix, which is when I call for a roof repair in Manhattan NY – they always know how to fix my water issues. We get lots of calls from people who have drywall damage because of some water leaking in from above. A person called me this morning that wanted to get the ceiling repaired because of some water damage.It’s good advice to make sure that whatever caused the water damage to your ceiling has been fixed. I asked the person if the thing that caused the water damage was repaired or not. He told me he didn’t know what caused the water damage which means in turn that there is one of two things that could have caused this water damaged ceiling.

One thing that could have caused the water damage to the ceiling below is a bathtub or a toilet overflowing or something flowing down onto the floor. This type of thing is strictly an accident and you just have to be careful not to overflow the bathtub or do something else that would cause the water to spill onto the floor.The other thing might be that you have bad sealing between your shower and your walls or your shower tray at the bottom is not being sealed off correctly to the surrounding walls or floor.

As the water runs down the wall it might be seeping into cracks on your shower wall or seeping into crack at the very bottom where the shower wall meets the shower tray where you stand. So you have to check to make sure that all the walls and everything caulk in and sealed not allowing water to penetrate behind. Other considerations might be that your internal pipes behind the shower wall might be leaking.


I Found a Great Place to Move into After Moving Up at Work

The apartment that I live in now is one that I have lived in for five years. I first moved in because the rent was really cheap and it fit the small salary I got at my job. But since then, I’ve moved up salary-wise, and I was ready for a new place. I had been looking for places to rent when I came across http://www.heronwalk-apartments.com and noticed that I really liked the way the place looked.

But beyond looks, I needed some great amenities. The place I lived in for so long was pretty much barebones, and I wanted a place that had some extras that I could not previously afford.

This place is really beautiful. It looks high end, but when I looked at the prices for the apartment units themselves, I was really surprised to see that the prices were not high end prices! They offer two bedroom apartments for under $900 per month, and which was a lot less than some other places in my area were asking for.

The place is fully gated and you have to have a card to get into the gate. This pleased me for security reasons. They have a basketball court that is indoors, and I love to play with my buddies. They even have a place to wash your car on the property, which seems to be a rarity at other places. They had photos of their clubhouse online, which looked perfect for me to have get-togethers in with friends and family.

I worried that they would not have any available apartments, but when I called, they had three of them in my price range. I was able to fill out the application easily online and submit it. Later that day they called to say that I had already been approved and could move in within only weeks.


Why I Wanted a Security System

I thought that the neighborhood that I lived in was pretty safe, and I guess it was up until about a year ago. I live on the outskirts of Tampa in a very small town, and crime just never touched us here other than juvenile pranks here and there. When houses started getting robbed though, I knew that the feeling of safety was probably gone forever. I debated on whether to call ADT Security in Tampa FL to get an alarm system installed and activated or if I should get a dog to scare away potential burglars.

When I was talking to my mom about it, she asked me if I really wanted a dog to risk his or her life for me just in the interest of saving a few possessions. She had a point that I hadn’t even considered, so I decided to call the security company instead. When I explained why I was calling and what my budget was, the rep I was speaking with was able to go over all of my options with me. I knew that I could have a security system without the monitoring, but that seemed like I would be on the losing end of the battle with that setup.

I wanted to have someone come help me if I was unable to call for help myself. I was not expecting anything to happen to me, but I wanted the peace of mind that I had the protection should something happen regardless. They were able to come out and install the security system for me, and I have 24 hour monitoring seven days a week. I feel so much better having this security system in place, and my neighbor is even getting one now too. I hope that crime still doesn’t touch us, but we are ready if it does.


Getting Consistent and Reliable Home Security

Even in areas of the world that most would consider safe, there is no guarantee that there will not be a freak robbery gone wrong or crazy person that does something weird. The end result can be potentially disastrous, so ignoring security because you think it is unnecessary can be a very bad choice. Maybe back in the day when nobody locked their doors or thought twice about trusting the people around theme it was okay, but in today’s society it is simply impossible to know everyone. ADT in San Diego understands this and while they hope that nobody will ever really need their service, they have it there just in case.

That is the ultimate goal of any security system, as being 100% reliable and consistent is the key to making sure you are safe. If a company provides decent service most of the time but is unavailable when you need it, it is flat out going to do no good for helping you. In fact it could even make things worse when you assume that it will be there to protect you but is actually not getting the job done. This is why ADT has a team of professionals monitoring their center 24/7.

Each of these staff members is trained to identify situations and handle them quickly in a professional and consistent manner. Rather than people having to call the police in a panic when something goes down, ADT will make the call and provide the dispatcher with every important detail about the situation and the location of it. This means the cops are more likely to arrive in time to prevent anything from happening, but it also helps that they will have information about whether homeowners are home or where the potential intruder is trying to get into the house.


Good Advice from Where You Least Expect It

When my girlfriend of five years told me that she had been seeing a aries horoscope psychic to help her make decisions, I nearly broke up with her right then and there. The readers of this blog might understand where I am coming from; I have always stood strong and resistant against fraudulent claims. I loathe the idea of something taking advantage of anyone else, especially so the people that I love and care for. I especially dislike people who fall for those tricks, even if they are the people that I love. And yet, there was some reverent tone in her voice that told me she truly and well believed in this individual.

I decided to meet her for myself.