Harambe Cheeto Sells for $99,900.00

I found an eBay auction last night. Someone was selling a cheeto that they claim looks like Harambe. I continued to watch the auction for the next 5 hours, until it finally ended around 10:30 PM (Chicago). After 78 bids, the cheeto sold for $99,900.00. I looked around, and found that another Harambe shaped cheeto sold a few days before, for around $100,000.

harambe cheeto

What is sickening about this, is that people are spending a hundred thousand dollars on a cheeto, while other’s are living in the streets, and can barely afford food. So many people can barely make it in day-to-day life, because they are so poor. Yet, we have others, who are, apparently, so wealthy, they can flush money down the toilet.

It seriously makes me wonder, what kind of world we are living in, when some people struggle just to have enough to eat, and others, can spend $100,000 on a cheeto.

Bicycle Accident

Yesterday, while riding my bicycle to the grocery store, I got hit by a driver that wasn’t paying attention. She was coming out of the bank’s parking lot, and didn’t stop. I ran into the driver’s side door, and my bike slid down the side of her car. The lady continued to drive off, without even hesitating.

The police are trying to figure out who it is, because the plate number I had appears to be incorrect. Hopefully, they are able to find something from the video cameras at the bank. I will update if I ever hear back from them. It could take a while for them to do the investigation.

Sean Spicer Tweets Password?

Did President Trump’s press secretary tweet his password? On two different occasions, during the last few days, Sean Spicer has tweeted a random string of characters, which looks very similar to a password.

What do you think? Is Spicer giving us his passwords, or is something a little more mysterious going on… Maybe it’s a signal to aliens!

sean spicer password

Genius Math

This brain teaser is more of a critical thinking question, than a math question. You might have seen it floating around the Internet in various places. Every time I’ve seen this problem posted, there’s always a heated debate as to the correct answer…

Well, it’s time to solve this problem, once and for all, but first, give it a try yourself. I’ll update this post in a couple days, with the correct answer.

Genius Math Problem

math problem 1

Anxiety Affects All

Since I joined an anxiety support group a few weeks ago, I have learned that anxiety affects all types of people. My ignorance led me to believe that it was mainly an American problem, however, I’ve learned that it affects many types of people, from many different cultures.

I see people from all over the world, and they’re all suffering from the same basic set of symptoms, regardless of where they’re from. I see men, women, young, and old; people of all shapes and sizes. I am really quite astonished with the impact that anxiety has, on various types of people, from all around the world.

Computer Programming

Computer programming is a process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable computer programs.

Programming involves activities such as analysis, developing understanding, generating algorithms, verification of requirements of algorithms including their correctness and resources consumption, and implementation of algorithms in a target programming language.

The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate performing a specific task or solving a given problem.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_programming

Programming Defined

The goal of programming, is to find a sequence of instructions to automate tasks, or perform a specific task, such as processing credit card transactions, or generating daily sales reports.

Primary Steps Involved

The primary steps involved with computer programming are:

  1. Analysis
  2. Developing Understanding
  3. Generating Algorithms
  4. Requirements Verification
  5. Resource Consumption
  6. Implementation

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NES Classic Edition

Now You’re Playing with Power… Again.

NES Classic EditionThe nostalgic console is back! Nintendo ran an old school advertisement on their YouTube channel, on July 21st, 2016, promoting their newest “console,” the NES Classic Edition.

It won’t technically be a full console, it will, however, resemble the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The chamber lid doesn’t actually open, so there will be no way to insert your classic games into the console; however, it already comes preloaded with 30 classic NES games.

While you won’t be able to add additional games to the console, the preloaded games are a nice touch. You won’t need to worry about any blinking red lights on this system. You won’t need to blow into it, and there won’t be any issues with the 72-pin connector. All the games are preloaded onto the console, so all you need to do, is press the power button.

You’ll be able to experience some of the best classic NES games, without needing to drag out, and hook up, the old box. The console comes with an AC adapter, one classic controller, and an HDMI cable, so you can hook it directly to your HDTV.

According to Nintendo, these are the games that will be preloaded onto the console:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts’N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The console will not be able to connect to the Internet, and there will be no way to download, or install additional games.

The expected release date is November 11th, 2016, and the initial price is set at $59.99. You can purchase a second controller for an additional $9.99.

Jail Pass

In 1996, a 19-year-old man was arrested, and charged with murder. Although, the man claimed he was innocent, he was convicted of the crime, and sentenced to 25 years in prison. In 2006, after serving ten years of his sentence, a man came forward with an incredible story, that he, in fact, was the person that committed the crime, and the wrong man had been in prison for the past ten years.

After an intense investigation, it was concluded that the man was, in fact, telling the truth; he committed the crime. He had too many details of the crime that were never released to the public, and could answer questions, that, until now, remained unanswered.

After a short trial, this man was convicted of the crime, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The 19-year-old man (now 29) that was wrongly imprisoned was released the next day. He was issued a formal apology, and was given a check for a measly $5,000, to help him start a new life, and find a job.

Shortly after the man’s release from prison, a third man came to the police department, and confessed that he, and the now 29-year-old man, committed a robbery, in 1993. So, after being released for only 6 days, the 29-year-old man found himself arrested once again, and back in the court room. After a trial that lasted 5 weeks, and all the evidence was presented, along with a confession from both men, they were both convicted of the robbery.

The third man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his part, and the 29-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison, for his part in the crime. Now, the 29-year-old man obtains a lawyer, and asks to have his case dismissed. His lawyer presents the argument that he should be released from prison. His sentence is ten years for the robbery; however, he has already spent ten years in prison for a crime that he was acquitted of committing.

The victims of the robbery seek justice, and want both men placed in prison.

Critical Thinking

  • What does the judge do?
    • How does he decide the fate of the 29-year-old man?
    • Should the man remain in prison, and serve his ten-year sentence, or should the previous ten years that he served for a crime that he didn’t commit, be applied to his current sentence? It was a sentence for a different crime, but he was wrongly convicted because of a failure in the justice system.
  • Should the man be required to give away another ten years of his life, or should the system give him a break, and set him free, with time paid?
  • Should the judge give him a jail pass?
  • Would it even be legal, for the judge to give him a jail pass?