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Printer Is An Ink Glutton

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I thought this was interesting:

How your printer tricks you into buying ink and toner when you don't need it

The main idea is that some printers (or maybe most of them) have sensors that claim the ink is empty when there really is a lot left. Some people have found ways to fool the sensors, keep using supposedly "empty" ink cartridges, and still print a thousand more good quality pages.

It benefits the printer ink industry to have printers that jump the gun and signal for more ink too early.

Some printers can burn out if you fool them into using a near-empty cartridge, but others work fine even when ink is so low that the text being printed is barely visible.

Methods of fooling the sensor: 1) Cover the sensor in dark tape. 2) Color part of your ink cartridge with a dark marker. More info at the link above.

Earn 12% With Real Estate Trust Deeds

Friday, April 4th, 2008

When I was watching Die Hard, I heard Hans say that he and his cronies would soon “be sitting on a beach, earning 20%.” I’ve always wondered what it took to get a decent level of return on your investment. I think some “regular” bank accounts offer like ½% per year. PayPal I think has a fund that supposedly was getting 4% a while back, but there’s no guarantee. I figure you’ve got to be rich to earn more than 10%. I mean, that’s the only way, when dealing with big money, right?

Wrong! I’ve just learned how to get a 12% return on an investment, with a “low margin of risk.” The investment is in Real Estate Trust Deeds. “High yield first trust deeds and hard money lending systems” can produce a 12% return which would be fantastic for general income purposes, IRA investment, and retirement. Diamond Bay Investments is a company that can help get you started.

You see all those commercials saying, “Buy gold!” But you see in the news that the Real Estate industry is changing rapidly. I think if you can figure out an edge (and I’ll bet there are 2 or 3), you could do well for yourself. Diamond Bay Investments has a website (AGreatWayToInvest.com) with plenty of information on the Real Estate Trust Deed method, and can help anyone learn about high yield investments. Twelve percent! Sounds good to me.

Moving To The Moon

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

When are we going to colonize the moon? The earth is doomed. Let’s move on.

J/k. I love the earth. Let’s fix it! First, we need to solve hunger, war, thirst…and the housing crisis! Lot’s of people are hopping on the bandwagon and moving out of their expensive homes into cheaper, more affordable housing. With so many people moving, it must be a fantastic time for the moving industry! Such an influx of customers would probably create a need for more companies. And with an ever-widening pool of “professional” help, the chances are greater that you could end up with the lamest of the lame. You know, some company that just started up and doesn’t know what it’s doing? They offer low, low rates because that’s the only way they can sucker you in. And then they go and break your piano! How can we avoid this?

MovingOrbit.com allows you to quickly and easily sort among a bunch of professional moving companies. The real pros have their own moving trucks, and MovingOrbit.com can tell you who’s who. You can compare and see which company will offer the best protection for your personal items, and which will offer superior pricing. Basically, you’ll be able to get multiple estimates for both local and interstate companies.

The only way to avoid an unpleasant hiring situation is to get in the know. With MovingOrbit.com, you can.

Mortgage Industry Is Being Revamped In The U.S.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Obviously with so much bad stuff happening (home foreclosures, people struggling with debt, the downturn of the economy), there are going to be some big changes made, especially in the mortgage industry. After all, when something breaks, you fix it, right? I’m hoping that we’ll see a major rehabilitation of mortgages in general, to such an extent that the problems we’re facing today don’t get a chance to happen ever again.

It makes me think back to the Stock Market Crash. Before it happened, no one would believe (or had any reason to even imagine) that it was possible. Afterwards, we set up a system that should prevent any major market upsets in the future. I’m figuring that banks and other institutions will probably do the same, to prevent another widespread foreclosure crisis.

I think part of the problem was that companies were taking advantage of people, and that ended up causing a massive chain reaction. I’ll bet with all the rate cuts and the continuous revamping, First Time Buyer Mortgages are probably going to look better and better. Not like before, when they’d hook you with a low interest rate, and then jack it up a ways down the line. Hopefully they’ll make things honest and fair, and keep them that way. But you never know, greed could always reassert itself, even after an industry-wide cleanup.