Audible Books: The Evolution of Story TellingWritten by Jesse S. Somer
In days of old, stories were usually told orally from a tribal storyteller or one of wise elders or chiefs. The next progression in storytelling came with first hieroglyphics and visual representations of actual and mythical events. After that came evolution of written languages and alphabets, eventually culminating in printing press that appeared only a few hundred years ago. Books have become main medium for people to tell both tales of fiction and reality and they literally (no pun intended) have taken over world. Millions and millions of books have been written, read, stuck in huge libraries, worshipped, banned, censored, and even burnt because of their perceived potential and powerful effects on societies. The previous century saw advent of film that brought 'life' to many books and subsequently have become one of most popular forms of entertainment in our world. Now however, with Information Age have come E books, and a very exciting new arrival: audible books. Audible books have ensured that books will still be one of main storytelling mediums for generations to come.
The Internet has brought so many new ways for us to communicate with each other, but here I will focus mainly on area of literature. If you aren't good at typing, or have some kind of illness that prevents bodily movement, there are now voice recognition software packages that turn your voice into words on monitor and thus sheet of paper. On other hand, there is now technology that uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio for audio books.
Recently I went on a trip by car with my parents for first time in many years as I had opportunity to get to visit my girlfriend as she lives in same city as they were visiting. The reason why I haven't travelled with them for so long is that our personalities often clash and in a confined space over a length of time it can become unbearable for all those involved. I was still a little dubious of trip ahead but my Dad said that he had an audible book that we could listen to on way through his Apple Ipod. He has a connection called Itrip that you connect from music device to cigarette lighter and then book is heard through any unused radio frequency. This particular story was meant to be a science fiction novel called 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card. I hadn't read Sci-Fi in a long time so I wasn't really looking forward to it, but my Dad assured me that his friend had told him that it was very good.
Video Poker - Best StrategyWritten by Tom McBroom
The table below gives a basic drawing strategy for a Jacks or Better machine (the best kind). There is a perfect draw for every possible combination of cards dealt to you, but that strategy is far too complicated for this article and for casual player.
This basic drawing strategy only give up a few tenths of a percent over a perfect strategy and is fast and easy to learn.
Hold any cards that form a winning combination. The only exception is if you are dealt four cards to a royal flush - always hold those four and try for royal.
If you aren't dealt a paying hand, look at list below and, in descending order, select first combination of cards that applies to hand you are dealt, keep them, and draw for remaining cards.