Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mechanized Moo Juice: Everything You Need To Know About Milking Machines

Way back in the old days, milking was a time-consuming chore for dairy farmers, who would have to collect bucket upon bucket of milk from their cows by hand. In 1916, a device that could draw milk away from the cow with minimal human intervention while minimizing the chance of infection to the cow was introduced to the market. The modern milking machine was born.

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Today, milking machines are a standard fixture in many dairy farms today, ranging from smaller portable milking machines utilized by smallholdings to larger, fully automated carousel-like devices that could draw milk from an entire dairy herd. They have enabled farmers to save a considerable amount of time in milking large herds.

Regardless of their size, milking machines operate on identical principles: they use vacuum power to draw milk from the cow’s udders.

Great care is made with every machine to reduce the likelihood of injury and to reduce the risk of mastisis (udder infection) in the cows. Each of the cow’s four teats are hooked up to suction devices, which consist of a teat cup to prevent injury, vacuum tubes, a collection cup, and tube to draw the milk. These are operated by a vacuum source that is regulated by a pulsator in cycles.

Most machines today also have an automated detacher to quickly remove the teat cups. Larger rotary milking parlors are run by computers, though they would still need to be set up manually. Today, a few systems are relying on increasing automation, with a few allowing cows to decide for themselves when they would like to be milked.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Should the Knicks actively pursue Rondo?

Just a week or two away from the rumored Porzingis trade—which drew an uproar among Knicks fans—there’s been a lot of talk from NBA analysts that the team is keen on getting Rajon Rondo.

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At least the Kristaps drama has stopped.Perhaps Phil Jackson realized the huge backlash letting the Latvian superstar go would deal the team and his personal legacy.Now, we can focus on this new Rondo talk and what getting the point guard can bring the Knicks.

A lot of people see the wisdom in this, as Carmelo Anthony and Porzingis already make the Knicks good inside and in the wings. Acquiring a pass-first guard does complement New York’s big men. Plus, with the acquisition of shooting guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and having their draft guard pick Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks could use a veteran mentor in the position.

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The Bulls have recently acquired Zach Levine and guard Kris Dunn from Minnesota in exchange for Jimmy Butler. This might be a big hint that Chicago is letting go of Rondo.However, it doesn’t help Rondo’s case that despite his excellent passing skills, his shooting is mediocre at best. And in an increasingly Curry-led, shooting point guard driven NBA, Rondo might not be what New York needs moving forward.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Kristaps Porzingis: An NBA Unicorn

“He can shoot, he can make the right plays, he can defend, and he’s a seven-footer that can shoot all the way out to the three-point line. That’s rare. And block shots – that’s like a unicorn in this league.” This was how former MVP and current Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant described Kristaps Porzingis in January 2016.

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From then on, Porzingis was described as such by various media personalities and writers who appreciated what the Latvian big man brings to the table.

Ever since Dirk Nowitzki, the consensus greatest European to ever play in the NBA, has wowed the basketball community with his uncanny ability to shoot the ball from anywhere in the half-court since 1999, teams were always on the lookout for the “next Dirk Nowitzki.” Various teams drafted plenty prospects, but most of them ultimately failed to live up to the hype.

The New York Knicks drafted Porzingis in 2015, and once the season started, it was apparent that he was just as good as Nowitzki in shooting the ball. But pundits say that the seven-foot-two Porzingis has higher upside because, in addition to his shooting prowess, he can also dribble the ball like a guard and plays much better defensively.

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The Knicks were able to snatch a unicorn; we hope that the team will be able to keep him long-term.
Bennett J. Kireker here, a resident of Pismo Beach, CA. But I am an avid supporter of the sports teams of New York. For more updates on my fave NY teams, subscribe to my blog.

Friday, March 10, 2017

How Do Hang Gliders Fly?

Hang gliders, unlike other aircraft, are unpowered. They maintain flight by using what is called an aerofoil, or a wing. They require air movement to stay aloft. So how does a hang glider fly?

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Since a hang glider doesn’t have motors, it can’t take off from the ground. It has to be launched from somewhere higher like a hill or mountain. There are four forces involved in flying: Thrust, drag, weight, and lift

Thrust: This is the force that makes anything move forward. You get this from running, and the wind the pushes you forward. You get thrust when you overcome the force that stops it.

Drag : Drag is what keeps us steady. When drag is overcome, we move forward.

Weight : The weight of the pilot and the glider is the main force on a hang glider, which is gravity. The aerofoil is shaped as such, so you don’t fall like a rock but instead move forward mid-air.

Lift : The lift of course is responsible for getting you aloft. The wings are designed to let air pressure gather up beneath the wings and speed by atop it, thus generating lift.

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Hi, I’m Bennett J Kireker. I’m an agricultural salesman and a fan of the New York Jets. I visit the New York twice a year to watch their games live. Follow me on Twitter to get more updates.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Must-See Nyc: The Hottest Spots To Visit

New York is always a whirlwind of activity, with famous sites at every turn, there’s never enough time to visit all of them. The vacation possibilities in this city are endless. I go there a couple of times a year to watch my beloved Jets. If you’re planning to visit, here are some of my top places to see in New York.

1. The Statue of Liberty

If you haven’t known yet, Lady Liberty was a gift of the French people to the Americans. It is the world’s largest statue and stands just less than 152 feet tall. Not only is it a beauty to behold, but there are also guided tours you can purchase. Just make sure to pre-purchase during the high season.

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2. Empire State Building

Along with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building is New York’s most famous landmark. The 381-m tall, 102-storey building was the tallest in the world until the 1 World Trade Center tower rose higher 41 years later.  On clear days, visitors can see distances of up to 80 miles, looking into neighboring cities of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

3. Times Square

There’s just something in Times Square that you can never find anywhere else in the world. The moment you step there, you’ll know you are in one of the happiest places on earth. New York won’t be New York without Times Square. The mammoth billboards, Broadway marquees, shopping centers, and restaurants are what makes it so special.

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Bennett  J.  Kireker here. I’m a big fan of the New York Jets. I work as an agricultural equipment salesman in Pismo Beach, CA. Follow my blog to get more updates.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Three More Must Experience Vr Games

I’ve written about groundbreaking and iconic VR games in the past. But with the thriving platform, more and more games are being developed. Here are another three games that gamers everywhere should experience.

Elite: Dangerous

This was the first ever game released commercially that used native virtual reality support. It is the also the perfect game to showcase the true power of VR tech. Everything about the game screams tech power, from the incredibly detailed cockpits of ships to the intensely chaotic dogfights. The backdrop is amazing as space rocks are everywhere you look. On a 2-D screen, the game feels immersive enough, but on a VR platform, very few games can confirm.

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Not only does this game have one of the best video game titles of all-time, but it is also one of the more innovative and original games out there. The game is quite simple. You are in a room trying to solve a puzzle with the given instructions to disarm a bomb. The tension is palpable, and there is a strange sense of fun knowing that one misstep means doom.

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Superhot VR

Superhot is an action game where time stands still until you move. This means you can plan complex attacks and take out multiple enemies in the amount of time you decide to do so. It’s a first-person shooter. It’s loads of fun even if you’re not allowed to run, because agents come up in waves, and it’s up to you to plan and exterminate them all.

Bennett J. Kireker moved to Pismo Beach, CA, from New York to pursue his passion in agribusiness. He is a huge New York Jets fan and a lover of VR tech. Learn more about his passions when you follow him on Twitter.