Learning More About the Drum Heater

drum2Great Minds apparently want to learn more about the drum heater and what it has to offer. At least that is what the readers of this blog have expressed to a large degree in the many letters piling up in our mail room. Quite honestly the workers in the mail room are having trouble dealing with the incredible volume of letters and assorted parcels we receive on a daily basis. In our limited capacity to sort through this avalanche we have determined with a relatively reliable degree of certainty that this is an issue the readers feel requires our attention.

GIVING THE GREAT MINDS WHAT THEY CRAVE REGARDING THE DRUM HEATER

If this is the subject that the great minds want to learn more about then who are we to deny them? Obviously we are not obligated by contract or otherwise to give the audience what it asks for. However, we to a certain extent must cater to our audience as they are the ones who keep our lights on so to speak. And there really is no conflict here. We do not mind catering to our audience in this way. To a certain extent it is what we are designed to do.

And so cater to them we will both because it is what we are designed to do but also because we enjoy providing this service. Much like the heating element on a drum is designed to heat the drum and by extension heat the contents of the drum. Certainly it is important for certain contents of certain drums to remain above a specific temperature in order to avoid spoilage or sub optimal performance. Accordingly, we can think of it this way. We are the drum and our audience is the contents inside of the drum. It is our desire to keep our contents heated (so to speak) by catering to their whims.

Take the ASVAB Practice Test Again!

Hi there. It is me, Frank Lee the content creator for the Great Minds Learn Blog and I am writing again about why you should take the ASVAB practice test if you are planning on sitting for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in the near future. The A. S. V. A. B. is an entrance test administered by the U. S. Armed Services to any candidate for enlistment. This applies to all candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services regardless of whether they plan to enlist in the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Coast Guard or the U. S. National Guard.

THE ASVAB PRACTICE TEST WILL START YOUR CAREER!

A career in the U. S. Armed Services can be an exciting and rewarding experience for any young person. For this it is important that the candidate for enlistment properly prepare themselves for the entrance exam. By taking a practice version of the A. S. V. A. B. the candidate for enlistment with both familiarize themselves with the test format as well as familiarize themselves with which of the ten distinct subject areas tested on the A. S. V. A. B. will require further study for mastery.

The A. S. V. A. B. itself consists of two parts. The first part consists of a written format. The second part consists of a multiple choice, standardized test format. Both parts test the same ten subject areas including:

  • General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
  • Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Assembling Objects (AO) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

(Source Wikipedia)

The Importance of SEO Salt Lake City

shutterstock_111903647-character-with-planThe Great Minds Learn Blog would like to call the attention of its most loyal readers to the idea that if their business is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a web presence it must employ the tactics we like to call SEO Salt Lake City. The reason we would like to call your attention to this subject is because SEO or search engine optimization are the techniques used to make a website appear higher in the search engine listings in response to a search using specific key words. This is important because if your business appears higher in the listings it is more likely that a person surfing the web will visit your website.

HOW SEO SALT LAKE CITY WORKS

Search engine optimization (be it in Salt Lake City or anywhere else) is a complicated area of knowledge and is constantly changing. The main idea behind search engine optimization is to make the content of a website appear more relevant to the web bots employed by search engines. There are many factors that will influence this calculation. For example the presence of key words in the content is considered to be important. The key words are the words entered into the search engine by the web surfer.

Another example would be the presence of back links or referring links to the website. Back links or referring links are simply hyper-links from another website that refer back to the website whose content is being optimized. The logic behind this is simple. If a number of websites link to another website, that other website appears to be more important or relevant. The relevance of course is always in relation to the key words used by the web surfer in the search engine itself. Of course there are many other factors that are considered as well.

Take the ASVAB Practice Test

militaryIf you are a candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services it is important that you take the ASVAB practice test to prepare for the entrance exam. The entrance exam to which I refer is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or A. S. V. A. B. test. The A. S. V. A. B. is required for all candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services regardless of the branch in the U. S. Armed Services they seek to enlist in. These branches include the U. S. Army, the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard, and the U. S. National Guard.

Proper Preparation Includes the ASVAB Practice Test

The A. S. V. A. B. consists of two parts. These parts are a computerized multiple choice format and a written part respectively. Both parts cover ten distinct subject areas. These subject areas include the following:

Computerized test format

  • General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
  • Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Assembling Objects (AO) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

Written test format

  • General Science (GS) – 45 questions in 20 minutes
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 30 questions in 36 minutes
  • Word Knowledge (WK) – 35 questions in 11 minutes
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 15 questions in 13 minutes
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 25 questions in 24 minutes
  • Electronics Information (EI) – 20 questions in 9 minutes
  • Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 25 questions in 11 minutes
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 25 questions in 19 minutes
  • Assembling Objects (AO) – 25 questions in 15 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

(Source Wikipedia.org)

By taking the practice version of the ASVAB the candidate for enlistment will become familiarized with the ASVAB test format as well as inform the candidate as to what subject areas will require additional study.

Saved By Rosary Beads

green_bernadette_rosary_beads_3I ask myself this question every day. Was it real or did I just imagine it? I heard the voice whisper to me something I could not exactly understand at first. And so I strained my ears and listened harder. It is not so much that my efforts increased the volume of the whisper but I think I simply became accustomed to it and through this increased familiarity I became better able to discern its variables in pitch and tone. And amidst this faint breath of sound I heard the words that I have heard several times before.

Join Scentsy,” it said.

Now when I heard the words I experienced this uncanny feeling that I had heard these words before. Or perhaps it was that I felt I had been in this exact situation before. It was the same place and same time and it was the same voice whispering those haunting words.

Mind you, I grew up a strict, pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic and had always been advised that witchcraft, Ouija boards and the like were all strictly anathema to me and a danger to my soul. So when I heard those whispered words, “Join Scentsy” I knew straight away that I might be in some sort of cosmic jeopardy. And so at that moment I took immediate action to protect myself from whatever might follow.

I ran to the kitchen and opened the drawer. I kept a small plastic box with rosary beads behind the yellow pages. After a few minutes of rummaging I found them and held them in my hands. I made the sign of the cross and blessed myself. I affirmed my belief by reciting the Apostle’s creed and then proceeded bead after bead with my prayers. My memory after this point in time fades. When I awoke the darkness had left me and I felt safe and at peace.