The Evening Post: The Evolution of Nintendo Controllers


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Tonight, I am presenting the latest video from the PBS Game/Show YouTube channel.  The History of Nintendo is defined by its wacky controller designs. From the NES to the WiiU, nearly every new generation of console brought some new way to control their games. The NES had the D-pad, the SNES had shoulder buttons, the N64 had the Z-Trigger, and so on. But why? Why do we find such innovate use of controls in Nintendo and not in Sony or Microsoft? Join Jamin on this week’s episode of Game/Show as he answers the question and looks at the incredible history of Nintendo’s controllers!

The Evening Post: How Powerful Is Liberland


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While we are celebrating our Independence Day, let’s talk about the newest country in the world, Liberland.  The YouTube channel TestTube News talks about how powerful Liberland really is.  And if Liberland which is in-between Croatia and Serbia is even a country.  Well, celebrate our independence and enjoy the video!

Good News Fridays: CGP Grey Explains The Confederate Flag


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The YouTube channel CGP Grey has gotten himself into a big argument about the confederate flag.  And the official confederate government did not recognize the battle flag until they just about surrendered to the north.  I like to talk to those who say the confederate flag represents “southern pride”, why are you using the rebel flag and not using the stars and bars flag instead?  Anyways, watch the video below and see why in my opinion the rebel flag represents slavery, racism, and bigotry.

Enjoy Some Alabama Road Rules For The Upcoming 4th Of July Holiday Weekend


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UPDATE: This post is written by Gilbert Nicholson for Alabama NewsCenter.  Learn more at: http://alabamanewscenter.com/

If you are hitting the road this holiday weekend, here are a few hints to help you along the way:

MPSummer3They can get you coming AND goingAlabama State Troopers have radar technology that can catch you speeding from behind or from in front. Troopers just received a grant to add another 25 “Stalker 2X” speed detectors to supplement the 400 already deployed. So SLOW DOWN!

Beware the Marine Police – You can also get busted speeding in a boat, courtesy of the Alabama Marine Police, which has similar technology. When boating season is over, Marine Police hit the highways to help troopers catch speeders.

Talking on the cellphone a “no-no”… for young drivers – Alabama bans 16- and 17-year-olds who have a driver’s license less than six months from talking on a cell phone. Some Alabama cities – Montgomery is one – ban all ages from talking on a handheld device while driving. The state bans all ages from texting, emailing and Instant Messaging while driving.anti texting & driving Church sign

Tahoe next to anti-texting signAggressive driving leads to death – According to AAA, aggressive driving accounts for more than half of traffic fatalities. “Aggressive” means racing, tailgating, seeking confrontation with drivers and speeding.

Be cool about coolant – Before taking that five-hour trip to the Gulf, or a 25-hour trip to Los Angeles, check the coolant level in your radiator to make sure it is full and has the correct mixture of coolant and water.

As always, don’t drink and drive, buckle up and change lanes when possible for law enforcement or disabled vehicles on the shoulder.

For a state-by-state listing of driving rules, visit the Governor’s Highway Safety Association website.

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Polar Ice Tray


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Are you wondering why the drinks you make at home don’t taste as good as the ones you buy at a bar? Do you know that ice has huge impact on drinks? Do you have to spend a lot of time chiseling ice before you drink?  Then Polar Ice Tray is what you need.  Perfect for drink lovers and home parties, Polar Ice Tray is the first ever patented device that allows anyone to make a sphere of crystal clear ice in an ordinary home refrigerator.  The ice that comes out of your freezer contains air bubbles and other impurities, which can ruin the taste of your drink. Crystal clear ice, on the other hand, is flavorless and odorless.

By lowering the serving temperature of your whiskey or mixed drink, clear ice enhances your beverage by adding a cold, crisp taste.  Shining with dazzling brightness, or glimmering under dim light, crystal clear ice in your fancy craft drink transforms your beverage into an exquisite work of art.  Moreover, adding a flower or piece of fruit between the silicone layers can turn your clear ice into an amazing show piece! It’s perfect for a romantic occasion and it’s a great way to impress you friends!  Here are the features!

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR ICE: the unique, patented design separates water molecules from impurities. Clear ice brings out the best taste of drinks.
  • EASY TO USE: add water in it, put it into a freezer, wait for some hours, the end.
  • FROSTBITE PREVENTION: the Polar Ice Tray is made of PU foam and silicone mold; it never causes frostbite.
  • MELTING SLOWER: ice made from our tray has a round shape and a relatively big size, so it has less surface area than general ice cubes. That means the clear ice in your drink melts slower, and your drink stays colder for longer without dilution.
  • FAIR PRICE: an 50% off the average selling price of similar products!

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As of July 3rd, this project has raised around $130,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $30, you will get one Polar Ice Tray.  For a pledge of $50, you will get two Polar Ice Trays.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/230120275/polar-ice-tray-the-perfect-ice-for-the-perfect-dri