Nvidia RTX 30 Series Just Destroyed Xbox Series X

Microsoft has been on a media blitz recently, promoting its Xbox Series X (and lower-grade Series S) game console. The company says the device will usher in a new era of home gaming. However, ahead of the Xbox Series X launch in November, the Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPUs will launch and Microsoft’s console will be instantly obsolete.

The new Nvidia 3000 Series launches September 17, 2020, and is promising big things. While the RTX 3090 is the leader of the pack with 8K/60fps capabilities and a $1,499 price tag, it’s the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 that stand out. These GPUs promise to deliver 4K abilities and significant performance gains over what the Xbox Series X is capable of.

In fact, as 4K displays become more prominent, the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 arrive at a good time. New Nvidia 3000 series silicon will standardize 4K gaming for most users who are switching to higher resolution screens.

Shifting Dynamics of the Console Market

For Microsoft, the pitch is simple. Xbox Series X is the most powerful gaming console ever, and it will cost $499. As always, the company is leaning heavily on the fact most consumers want simplicity. They want to be able to turn on a machine, pick up a controller, and play their favorite games. It will also ship with Xbox GamePass. PC gamers can tap into this subscription service to access games for a monthly fee.

Consoles have had a basic recipe for success that has served the market for decades. PCs always provide more gaming power, but most users don’t want to pay huge sums for a gaming rig. They also don’t want to get bogged down by more complexity in controls. Consoles offer a nice balance between performance, comfort, and affordability.

As we head to the ninth generation of consoles, there are some problems with this formula. Specifically, PC gaming technology is becoming increasingly compact and price competitive. In other words, it’s now possible to get high-end PC technology in console-style hardware at an affordable price.

PC Gaming Tech Can Replace Consoles

It’s taken a while to get there, but in recent years improvements in PC gaming tech make it clear consoles are under threat.

While the RTX 3080 delivers guaranteed 4K performance for $699, it’s hard to ignore the RTX 3070 for $499. Yes, that’s the same price as the Xbox Series X, but Nvidia’s baby GPU bests Microsoft’s “next-gen” console in almost every metric. Sure, 4k/60fps will depend heavily on system requirements at this level, but the RTX 3070 will easily provide 1440p/60fps gameplay.

You may already know the Xbox Series X promises 4K/60fps thanks to Microsoft tweaking AMD’s RDNA 2 chipset. However, the Nvidia’s GPU promises more power than the 12 TFlops of the Series X. IN fact, the Nvidia 3070 has over 14 teraflops at its disposal.

Is This the End of the Console Era?

That’s the multi-billion-dollar question, and the answer is probably no. Or at least, the console market will remain the go-to for many consumers during the coming years. It’s still hard to argue against the convenience of a console for someone who may not really care about the finer details of performance.

When discussing PC gaming, it is always with the caveat of cost. Nvidia has done a fantastic job creating an Xbox Series X-killing GPU (both the Nvidia 3080 and RTX 3070), but that’s only part of the puzzle. Customers still need to build a gaming rig capable of getting the most from the GPU, which would not come cheap.

Theoretically, the cheapest viable rig to see the benefits of Nvidia’s chips would cost $1,000. These days, that rig could fit into a console-size body, but there’s clearly a price difference between consoles and PC gaming that means Microsoft will remain safe for now. But make no mistake, Nvidia’s GPUs make the technology Microsoft is boasting about in the Xbox Series X seem instantly obsolete.

What About Sony and the PlayStation 5?

There’s an elephant in the room I have been ignoring. Microsoft may be relatively safe from the Xbox Series X-beating tech Nvidia is creating, but the company is on less secure ground against Sony. That’s because the Japanese company will launch the PlayStation 5 (PS5) at the same time as the Series X.

Interestingly, the PS5 also pales in comparison to the Nvidia RTX 30 GPUs, while it is even less powerful than the Xbox Series X. However, Sony is heading into the next generation of consoles on winning ground.

The PS4 dominated the Xbox One through the eighth generation. In fact, it was not even a competition, becoming one of the clearest hardware victories we have ever seen in the gaming market. There’s little reason to doubt Sony won’t continue this hot streak with the PS5.

Certainly, the signs are there that the PS5 will beat Xbox Series X in terms of sales. Firstly, many markets around the world still favor the PlayStation brand over Xbox. If those markets stay loyal, Microsoft won’t compete just from sales in the United States and the United Kingdom (where Xbox leads).

Another clear issue is Microsoft is heading into the next era of home gaming without stellar first-party exclusives. In many ways, the success of a console is defined by what exclusive games it delivers. People can play games like Watch Dogs Legion, Call of Duty, and Fortnite on both consoles. It’s the exclusive games that entice customers.

Sony has far more games that will only be available on PlayStation and nowhere else. Microsoft has few titles that jump out at launch, especially with Halo Infinite delayed until 2021. More importantly, the term “Xbox exclusive” doesn’t really exist anymore. Microsoft’s main titles, from Halo to Forza, and from Fable to Gears for War, all now get a simultaneous release on PC.

No longer do people need to buy an Xbox to get to play Microsoft’s admittedly stellar stable of exclusive properties. Instead, they can do it on PC, and ultimately as technology becomes more affordable in the PC gaming market, that could spell the end for Xbox over the long term.

Coffee Facts for Coffee Lovers

 

Coffee – One of the most popular drinks in the world is what almost everyone needs to kick start a busy day.

For some reasons, coffee seems to fix almost everything – including a bad day.

That may explain why it’s so hard to get through the day without having a cup of it or even more.

Now, I know that there are a lot of you who consider yourself as coffee lovers, but how far do you really know your drink of choice?

 

Here are fun facts about coffee that every coffee lover needs to know.

 

Food not a Drink

How would you like a coffee energy bar? Sounds cool right? Well, that’s how East African Tribes consumed coffee years before it was consumed as a Drink.

Coffee berries were mixed with animal fat and Surprise!! They then have a pack of energy bar that could get them through the day.

Having it nowadays may not be a bad idea.

 

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There are four main types of Coffee Beans.

Although for some, they’re almost the same, coffee beans has four main types and are different from each other: Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, and Liberica. So what’s the difference between these four types of beans? Let’s start with Arabica. Also known as Arabian Coffee or “Coffee Shrub of Arabia” Arabica is the world’s most consumed coffee – This is what most coffee shops would serve. Although Arabica beans make up to about 60% of the world’s coffee consumption, it’s more expensive than another type of seeds which is Robusta. Unlike Arabica, Robusta is more resistant to pests and diseases. That’s probably the reason why it’s 50% cheaper than Arabica – despite the higher caffeine content. A unique floral and fruity aroma – Liberica is also another type of beans that grows in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Some describe it as having a woody, smoky, nutty taste. Exelsa- recently reclassified as a type of Liberica represents 7% of the world’s coffee consumption. It grows mostly in Southeast Asia and has a dark, fruity and tart taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decaf is not coffee free.

You read that right. Decaf is not coffee free. It’s called decaf because it has gone through the decaffeination or a process of caffeine removal from the coffee beans. However, not 100% of caffeine is removed – So technically, decaf is not 100% coffee free. Only about 97% of caffeine is removed, so you’re left with 3% on your cup. 

  

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Brazil produces 40% of the World’s Coffee.

Say “thank you” to Brazil coffee lovers. Considered as the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazil, generated more than 2.5 metric tons of coffee beans in 2016. They have kept the record as the highest coffee bean producer for over 150 years.

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How to Download and Install MAME on Your Computer

Currently, more and more connoisseurs of retro arcade games choose MAME, a multiple arcade machine emulator. This program makes it possible for you to run classic arcade games on your Windows computer even without having a physical console. MAME reliability and functionality have been approved of and verified by lots of users. Therefore, it remains one of the most frequently downloaded and utilized arcade emulators available in the Internet.

Downloading and Installing MAME

We suggest visiting the MAME official website to get the program. The site always has the latest releases and necessary updates for its product.

Of course, you may find and download the emulator from elsewhere. Still, in such a case, you can’t be sure that you’re getting completely safe software. Be choosy and never get any soft from non-reputable third-party sources to save your comp from any possible damage.

Once you are on the website, find the latest available link and follow it. Make sure to select the version of the emulator that will be compatible with your Windows system. After that, save the downloaded compressed file to your desktop.

The next step will be extracting the necessary files from the emulator. To do it, navigate to the desktop and click on the archived file. When the extraction process is complete, it will be necessary to choose the folder you want to save the program to.

Creating a new folder and name it according to the content you want to store in it (e.g. MAME).

Getting ROMs for the Emulator

You will also need to get the games to run on your new emulator. Such games are called ROMs. They represent images of the games or cartridges you once used to play on a console. MAME site has lots of approved ROMs you can use to play on the downloaded emulator. Therefore, we recommend using its services.

Upon downloading the desired game, choose the option to extract the content of MAME ROMs download to the default “ROMs” folder. (You don’t need to bother creating this folder, since the system does it automatically).

After that, you will need to hold down the “Shift” button and right-click on the folder.

In the emulator, avail yourself of the “Open Command Window Here” option. It is necessary to use command prompt to start playing the downloaded games.

Then, you will need to type the name of our emulator and follow it up with the name of the folder containing the extracted content of your games. As a result, you will have something like “mame supermario” (provided that you have downloaded Super Mario, of course).

Once you are done, don’t hesitate to press Enter. By doing so, you will prompt your game to load and display on-screen.

Configuring Keys

It is always up to you to decide how to control your game. Therefore, developers of emulators provide you with an opportunity to remap the keys according to your liking. Suffice it to press Tab and get into the configuration menu, from where you will be able to select the buttons to control your game. Still, if you are reluctant to tinker with settings, you always can take advantage of the default configuration options.

Once you are done with configuring, start your MAME, select your favorite game from it, and head straight into the magical word of arcade adventures!

 

 

 

Things To Try Before You Die

“What will you do if you’re not afraid?”

This question from the book “Who Moved My Cheese” by Doctor Spencer Johnson will make you pause and think. There are a lot of things that we want to do. But fear stops us from doing what we want. Most of us have been probably wanting to quit our jobs and just live life to the fullest. But we can’t, I mean we can but it would be too difficult to adjust. Every time we want to do one thing, we always wonder what’s ahead. We’re pressured on ‘what ifs’. What if something bad will happen? What if we can’t pay our bills anymore? What if we can’t find a better job? We worry – in fact too much on what the future lies.
But then what if you only have a few weeks to live. Will you be brave enough to try new things?
Here we gather some of the things that await you if you let go of fear and just well..carpe diem

 

Dive with the Sharks

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If you prefer to add a twist to the diving activity, you might want to consider shark diving. You read it right, sharks. Nowadays, there are already a lot of shark diving destinations that you can visit anywhere in the world. Have a close interaction with these sweet giants in Belize or in Beqa Lagoon in Fiji where you can meet different kinds such as the blacktip and whitetip reef sharks or even bull sharks. If you also happen to be in Asia, you can visit Malapascua Island in Cebu.

 

Portaledge

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If you’re a daredevil who’s looking for a more challenging activity, try portaledging. The activity’s derived from portaledge which is what climbers use to set up their “not so ordinary beds” up in the air- like a couple of feet above the ground. They attach it to rocks where they sleep to regain energy and also- stargaze. What could be better than you hanging above ground while looking for some constellations!

 

Skydive in Mt Everest

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Whether or not you have tried skydiving before, skydiving in Mt Everest will always be a one of a kind experience. Imagine jumping off from a chopper approximately 23000ft just below Mt Everest and land at the Himalayan dreamlands Syangboche  (12340ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft). With the glorious view of the Himalayas and the thrill! Wow, it must be worth the $30,000 price. Well, if you can afford, money’s won’t be an issue, right?

 

Enter the Cage of Death in Australia

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If you ever find yourself visiting Australia, you might as well head to Darwin where you can find the Cage of Death. In Crocosaurus Cove, tourists are given the chance to have a close interaction with what else, crocodiles! Tourists are placed in a glass tank where they’d be lowered down to where the crocodiles are waiting. To add more fun, meat is placed on the glass tank to attract the crocodiles to go near to where.. you are. Just pray though that the glass will not be broken else, crocs will go food tripping. Of course, we’re kidding. Pretty sure it’s safe though.

 

Bungee Jump in South Africa

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Some of you may have already tried bungee jumping before but you might consider doing it as well in South Africa. This 216m Boulkrans bridge is one of the highest commercial bungee jumping sites in the world. In 2010, Mohr Keet was recorded as the oldest person to bungee jump at the age of 96. So what’s our excuse?

 

There are still plenty of things to explore and places to go if fear won’t stop us. Life’s short and this life should be filled with adventures.

Unusual Hotels in the World

One of the important things that tourists should consider when traveling is getting a place to stay. After a day full of adventure, they all want to go back to a place where they can relax, spend the rest of the day or probably have more fun. Staying in an amazing hotel is an adventure in itself. Great hotels might sometimes come with huge price tags, but with the amenities and other things that the hotels can offer, they might be worth every penny.

Here we came up with the list of the most unique and amazing hotels in the world – for your future travels.

 

Playa Viva Hotel, Mexico

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If you are almost at the edge of giving up your career because stress is just eating you up and you know you can’t just drop it because there are we call “bills” this place might be for you. Consider taking a leave, book that flight to Mexico where you can find Playa Viva Hotel. Located North of Acapulco, relaxing tree houses await you. The hotel offers meditation classes so you can breathe that stress out and get yourself ready for that urban jungle again.

 

Bubble Hotel, Indonesia

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Have you ever wondered how it feels to live in a bubble? Like literally. A hotel in Bali Indonesia offers that experience. You can stay at bubble hotel and get a full view of the beach and the sky and have the feel of getting stuck in an island yourself. It’s like a date with nature. So if you’re sick interacting with humans and just want to spend time yourself, this hotel is perfect for you!

 

Montana Magica Lodge, Chile

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When the urban jungle makes you sick, it’s probably time to experience living in an actual jungle. In Chile, a magical hotel lies inside the magical rainforest. Every night, the hotel breathes life. Okay, that’s exaggerated but this hotel which requires someone to pass through the monkey bridge to reach the lobby is just probably pretty normal. Plus the fact that it’s surrounded with unusual animals makes it more normal too. Jungle trekking, zip wire experience and bathing in spa waters are just a few of the activities that this hotel offers.

 

Manta Resort, Tanzania

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Imagine waking up and the first thing that you see is a school of fishes staring at you as if they’re asking how’s your sleep?  Well, that might be weird, yet awesome. This hotel in Tanzania gives you the unlimited access to the beach and an underwater bedroom. So after swimming, you might want to lay down on the bed and greet the fishes that pass by and say hello! Oh, that sounds interesting, you think?

 

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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A boutique hotel situated in Nairobi Kenya offers guests close encounters with giraffes. This even to a point of letting them share your breakfast with these tall yet adorable creatures! If you’re one of those who wants to get to know these creatures better, you might consider booking a room at this hotel soon!

The Best Jobs In the World

 

What would you want to be when you grow up?  – This was probably the most common question that we dealt as kids. And quite often , we would base our responses with what we loved doing or what we usually see on tv or the books that we read. Some probably wanted to become doctors, musicians, lawyers, teachers or even astronauts. As those were we thought as the best jobs in the world, what you’re about to read might break your heart as a child. Because here are actually – the coolest jobs in the world.

 

Private Island Caretaker

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What if we tell you that someone got paid for $150,000 for six months just to take care of an amazing private island? I mean we’re even willing to do it for free right? Imagine waking up every day to the sound of the waves instead of the alarm to remind us that it’s Work time whether we like it or not! Ben Southhall beat the 35,000 applicants for the “Best Job in the World”. A luxury villa was his “office’’ and he was loaded with fun water activities for work. Oh well, talking about good luck.

 

Professional Sleeper

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Sleep is a luxury for adults. Regardless if you got enough sleep the night before, once you hear the alarm, you just got to be ready for work. You can’t sleep in the office either. Unless you want to be kicked out by your boss. But if you want to make sleeping as a profession, this job actually exists! Professional sleepers are usually hired for scientific research purposes. In 2013 NASA declared that $18,000 would be paid to anyone willing to lay in bed for 70 days at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Well what they say that one should not give up on their dreams just got real.

 

Mermaid

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Some grew up to be so fascinated with Ariel that they wanted to be just like her – a Mermaid. Well, for some companies, if you want it, you can have it! Just this year, Florida State Park Weeki Wachee held its auditions for anyone willing to be a mermaid and get paid. You read that right, you can get a career out of being a mermaid. If you don’t find it cool enough, then guess  nothing will ever will.

 

Video Game Tester

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You can play video games for as long as you want as that’s your job anyway! Dreaming to hear this line! Well, you can make it as a reality as the Video Game Tester Job exists!  Hurry up now, dust off that resume and get ready to be paid by doing what you really love!

 

Professional Chocolate Tester

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This is probably the best job for those who love chocolates! Imagine tasting something that you really like without spending even a penny and getting paid for it instead! Well, that’s the job of a professional chocolate tester! Cadbury had announced that they were hiring for chocolate beverage and chocolate testers! For the love of chocolates, this might be who knows your job soon!

So have you decided on which among these jobs you’re capable of doing? Move and get the job that you want! You are not a tree!

 

 

 

 

 

Files With Unknown Extensions

Those working on the computer have encountered the problem of inability

to open a certain file at least once in life. This may perplex a user and cause significant delays in work.

It is not a secret that all information on the computer is presented in the form of files.

Any file has its name that consists of two parts.

These are the file name and its extension, namely,

the characters preceding the last period in the file name.

The file extension is also indicative of its format, which can help a user determine what software program should be used to open a particular file.

Nevertheless, sometimes there are situations where there is a file

with either unknown extension or with no extension at all.

Still, notwithstanding your burning desire to access the file information,

it is strongly recommended for you to make sure that you are not dealing

with malware that can inflict serious damage on your computer.

Once you are done you may proceed to the next stage and determine the associated

application with the help of which an enigmatic file can be previewed.

First, you may want to Google the file to determine its extension.

But this undertaking would be quite time-consuming and, probably,

less effective. Therefore, one more convenient and effective way can be offered for those taking pains opening obstinate files. You may find filetypesdb  extremely helpful when having trouble opening files with unknown extension. Just go to File Types db and search for the file you have problems dealing with.

Here is an example of how your process of inquiring about a certain

extension may look like. Let’s imagine the file you need to open has APK file extension.

So, File Types db is here to assist you in determining software

you will be requiring to get the necessary information from the file.

There is also another way you can obtain the necessary details about the file

you are experiencing difficulties with.

Right click on your file than select “Properties” where you will be able

to see the file type and its extension; after that you should copy

the attained information. In our case it may be AndroidManifest (.apk).

The information in parenthesis is the extension type you need to copy and then insert into the search bar on FileTypesdb.

 

You may also use the convenient search bar in order to type in the required

extension manually and then press the green “Search” button. The system will provide you with the necessary information about the chosen extension.

 

The given site will not merely reveal technical details of your file

but also generate a list of software programs that are likely to put an end to your

trials associated with opening it.

Check the following screenshot to see how easy it is to resolve the problem of dealing with unknown file extension.

 

 

It is important to note that filetypesdb.com can read and subsequently

identify unique signatures inherent to any file type,

which makes it possible to determine the file format even if there is no extension provided.

After the completion of the identification process, you will be able to use

Filetypesdb for finding necessary programs to open the file on your computer. Also, it would be appropriate to rename the file once identification is completed.

Latin Phrases Tattoo Ideas

Getting a tattoo design  is something that should require a lot of thinking as the mark lives on forever. Although nowadays, there are already various  ways  to have the tattoo removed, we don’t want to end up paying a lot of money and going through another  pain  just to have it removed.

One technique of coming up with a tattoo  is to think of what inspires you  most. If you’re a musician it can be a musical instrument or if you’re a writer, it can be a pen. Or it can also be a wonderful quote or a Latin phrase.

Latin is a great idea for a tattoo as it is wonderful language that ancient great philosophers used and it sounds romantic and poetic.Now called a “dead language” , considering it as a tattoo will certainly put life to what really matters.

Here are the Latin phrases for your first or next tattoo.

 

Dum spiro spero 

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This  is a Latin Phrase derived from two ancient writers, Theocritus and Cicero. In English, it translates to “While I breathe, I hope”. This would work as reminder for each of us  not give up on our dreams  no matter where life would lead us. That, while still alive there’s always hope. This is another way to say, continue living.

 

Quod me non necat me certe confirmat

This interesting Latin phrase translates to “That which does not kill me makes me stronger” in English. This is certainly a great tattoo idea  for anyone who had gone through a  difficult battle in life but chose to focus instead on the lessons from that experience and used that to become a better person.

 

Alis  Volat Propriis

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If you’re a strong and independent woman/man   who believes that you can do things on your own and is not dependent to anyone or any thing, this tattoo might be for you. This phrase means “She flies with her own wings” Although it makes use of the pronoun “she”, this phrase is gender neutral. It just made use of “she’ as this phrase was originally meant to describe a nation.

 

Sed anima plus est quam manere

Some days, we consider living as existing. We wake up, go through our daily activities, end the day and go back to the same cycle. But it that really what life means? This phrase might be an awakening call for us to realize that “Life is more than merely staying alive”.

 

Sed ego laboro supersunt

Although this phrase might have a simple and straightforward meaning which means “I struggle but I’ll survive”, This will absolutely be a great tattoo for people who wants  to be reminded to live on. Struggle is part of our life. Without it,life’s going to be boring. In the case of movies, the protagonist has experience struggles to make the movie interesting. In  real life,  hardships are needed for us to feel alive.

 

Natura nihil frustra facit

There are a lot of things that we don’t understand. When a bad thing happens, we begin to ask Why? This even to a point where we challenge God’s existence. “Nature Does Nothing in Vain”  means everything happens for a reason. What we are experiencing today may be something that will help us prepare for what’s to come.

 

 

World’s Strongest Earthquakes

May 17 2018-  Osaka Japan was hit with 5.3 magnitude earthquake. It was reported that 3 people- including a 9 year old child were killed and at least 214 were hurt from the accident. Just also a few days ago, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Chiba prefecture.

Despite the modern world that we live in, the quest on how to predict when the earthquake would actually happen remains a puzzle. For years, many countries in the world had suffered its effects  and at least thousands if not millions died and billions of properties were destroyed.

Today, we’ll look back at the World’s Strongest Earthquakes-

 

Top on the list is the great Chilean earthquake which happened afternoon of May 22 1960. It was a magnitude 9.5 and  lasted for 10 minutes and was considered as the largest earthquake of the 20th century.  It  produced a tsunami that went as high as 82 ft. At least two million people were left homeless.

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On Good Friday, March 27 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in South Central  Alaska. It  lasted for four minutes and 38 seconds and was considered as the largest earthquake in the US history and the second in the world. The Great Alaskan  earthquake produced hundreds of aftershocks and 11 of them  were  even recorded to be more than magnitude 6. The disaster resulted to landslides and many tsunamis-  killing at least 130 people and damaged millions of dollars worth of properties.

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Sumatra Earthquake -December 26, 2004 the coast of Sumatra Indonesia was struck with a 9.1 magnitude earthquake.  Minutes later, waves began hitting the coasts of Northern Sumatra and Nicobar Islands. This was followed with  giant tsunamis in many countries across Indian Ocean.  It was considered as one of the world’s biggest natural disasters to date and had an estimate  billions of dollars loss, more than a million of people were left homeless and about 200,000 were killed.

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More than seven years ago – March 11 2011 at 2:46 pm,  Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.  It started in Northeastern Coast of Honshu and preceded by powerful tsunami.The latter caused a great damage to a Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima. It is known to be the most expensive disaster in the World.

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Kamchatka Russia – Another Strong earthquake followed by a tsunami took place in Kamchatka Russia in 1952. Thousand of people died and millions of properties were damaged.The tsunami even reached the other neighboring  places such as Peru, Chili , New Zealand and Hawaii. Although there was no record of death in Hawaii, the tsunami caused a huge loss on properties.

 

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Getting to know Chef Anthony Bourdain

The world was saddened when it was announced one Friday morning that Chef Anthony Bourdain is already gone. The famous chef – we saw him on TV travelling to different places and trying out culinary cuisines that at some point some of us want to be like him. He had what we thought –a good life. And although we want to settle on the feeling of sadness, we all know that his life was worth celebrating. Today, we’ll try to honor him by remembering who he was that made him for us an inspiration.

 

He Maybe a Culinary Artist, but his Dream was to become a Comic Artist

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Just like some of us who had a dream job when we were Kids, Bourdain was not an excuse. He wanted to become a Comic Artist even before realizing that his fate was to become a famous Chef.  He co-authored  “Get Jiro!”  In 2011.

His First job was a Dishwasher at a Wedding Reception

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Bourdain would describe himself as a happy dishwasher. Stating that as his first job and was able to learn a lot from what he was used to be doing.

He quit smoking when his Daughter was born

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Bourdain enjoyed smoking before his child was born but according to him, he had already more time on this world than what he probably deserved. So, he thought he owe his child a longer life.

 He had a Crime Novel Published

Not only that he was a great chef and great illustrator, but he was also a great writer! His Crime Novel – Bone in the Throat was published in 1995.

He Co Owns the Good and Evil Chocolate Bar

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Okay so he’s a writer, a great chef and a traveler but he was also a chocolate expert! His chocolate bar is out in the market and it’s made up of 72% premium cacao by Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin. Well, guess it deserves a try!

He Showed Us that Adventure Is Out There!

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Being a traveler that he was and a foodie who was brave enough to try different foods even the exotic ones, he showed us that there’s a vast world out there waiting to be explored! He was not an ordinary traveler! He let us see a different perspective where we could learn how to appreciate different cultures!

Truly, Anthony Bourdain was a great loss. He was one of the few who defied the odds. He was brave and adventurous. But he taught us one thing –  life maybe full of struggles and bumpy roads, but nothing would make it better than you just enjoying the ride.