iJoy Tornado RDTA Review


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Today we will be taking a look at the iJoy Tornado RDTA. The Tornado RDTA was made with advanced vapers in mind who want to buy vape liquid online, and is advertised as capable of handling 300w. The Tornado comes with the T4 build deck, but has the option of purchasing the T6 deck which is capable of holding six coils.  I’m not into those crazy builds but I was excited to get the opportunity to give the Tornado a try.

Specs & Features:

  • 24mm Atomizer Diameter
  • 17.8mm Deck Diameter
  • T4 Build Deck has two 2mm terminal holes per post
  • Stainless Steel and Pyrex Glass Construction
  • 5.0ml Tank Capacity
  • Dual Adjustable 15mm * 2mm Airflow slots
  • Direct-to-contact 24K-plated 510 connection
  • Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
  • Slide-and-lock gasket for top-side refilling
  • PEEK insulator
  • Optional T6 deck, sold separately

What’s in the Box?

  • Tornado RDTA
  • 2- prebuilt coils
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Spare o-rings, Screws, Hex Key

Design & Function:

The Tornado is a nice looking RDTA, measuring in at 58.6 by 24mm it holds a nice amount of e-liquid with a 5ml capacity. The Tornado features a huge, wide bore, non-standard sized drip tip. You can use the included 510 drip tip adapter if you’d prefer to use your own tip. The tank comes all the apart for easy cleaning. The Tornado comes with the T4 build deck and features a two post, velocity style deck with dual 2mm post holes per post. The build deck is 17.8 mm wide with plenty of room for those large, more exotic coil builds. I have seen people put four coils in the T4 deck, but I don’t ever build more than dual coils, so I can’t comment on that. You can also buy the T6 deck separately which has three 2mm post holes per side for a potential of six coils, which seems crazy to me, but it’s nice to have options for people that want them.

There are dual airflow slots on each side measuring 15 by 2mm that feeds into the internal dual 5mm airholes that read more

American Idol Review: David Cook


Last night, David Cook sang an amazing version of “Billy Jean” (originally sung by Michael Jackson). He took inspiration from the Chris Cornell version released a few years back.

I loved the arrangement with the orchestra coming in at precisely the right time. Although maybe not your typical Idol, beneath the long hair and quiet demeanor David Cook has obviously played his fair share of local venues and it shows in all his performances. He has a tremendous voice and looks absolutely comfortable on stage, engaging the crowd.

He reminds me of Blake Lewis from last season, but is way more inventive and creative. In my opinion, he has performed well consistently despite what the judges may say. I believe he can win this thing hands down, but unfortunately, this show usually becomes somewhat of a popularity contest, and starts focusing less on talent as the weeks go on.

As Simon once mentioned, “If this show remains a talent competition rather than a popularity competition, you actually could win this entire show.”

Even though Simon has a penchant for meanness, generally speaking he is usually right and he is bang on with this one! I am predicting to see him and Carly Smithson in the final round. Even if David doesn’t make it that far, or win this thing, I am certain he will still keep on rockin, will always have an audience (more so now that before) and end up making a hit record on his own.

When he does, I will be the first person in line to buy it. read more

Writing Tips – How to Avoid Redundant Articles


If you write a large number of articles, you may forget what you have and haven't written about. This article will give you some tips on how to avoid redundant articles.

I have been doing a lot of writing over the last couple of years, and I found that sometimes I had to stop and think to remember if I'd written about a certain topic before. It can get annoying to have to go online and check through everything you've published to make sure. So I now have a system that keeps me from writing redundant articles, and also helps me come up with new ones.

It's actually rather simple. All you need to do is make a list of every article that you've ever written. I have a document on my computer that has the title of each article and a link to where it's posted online. I set them up in an outline format, grouped by topic and sorted alphabetically. This helps me quickly find articles on the topic I'm wondering about.

Whenever I think that I may have already written an article about a particular topic, I check the list. If I have already covered it, I move on. If I haven't I write about it. I also keep a list of all my article ideas, and I periodically compare this to the list of articles I've already written, and remove any ideas that have already been turned into articles.

Not only will keeping a list of all the articles you've already done keep you from accidentally writing the same content again, it can also help you come up with new read more

Why I Write at Night


Tonight is the first night in a long while that the weather has been gentle enough for me to leave the fan out of the window and listen to the serenade provided generously by the scores of crickets in the dew-ladden grass. The air still held traces of our last summer storm, carried in on the breeze that now danced with the curtains across the floor that I admittedly needed to clean. But the cleaning could wait, for I had waited all day for this chance, and now I would not let it slip away.

The idea had come to me that morning as I attempted to rouse myself out of bed. Fumbling for the pen and paper that I knew lay somewhere near the pile of books I slept next to, I struggled with every effort to form sentences and phrases and word choices in my mind.

Nothing came. Nothing.

Furious, I jotted down a few inadequate words and vowed to myself that I would try later.

Mid-day. I tried. Again, no sentences or phrases or even words manifested themselves in even the corners of my mind. Furious, I crossed out the words I had hastily written earlier that morning and replaced them with words that proved equally inadequate.

Late afternoon. The sky had clouded over with the promise of a desperately-needed storm to eliminate (or at least reduce) the absurd humidity that had set in over the past couple of days. The leaves whispered to each other a secret I wished I could decipher. Their voices steadily rose like a musical crescendo and then suddenly, as though from nowhere, rain began to fall read more

Why go solar? Ask the Pope


It looks that not only ordinary people want to work for saving the environment – Pope Benedict XVI has a project of installing solar panels at his house in Bavaria. The panels will generate up to $3500  per year by selling energy to the German electric grid, and the money will be used for helping people in the region. The panels were donated to the Pope by volunteers. [CleanTechnica]

The Pope, already known as the “Green Pope,” also attracted attention when he decided that he would use solar panels in Vatican as well. Let’s take a look at what makes solar panels popular green solutions, their advantages and drawbacks, and where you can get them (or if you have the skills, how you can build them).

Solar panels use photovoltaic cells to directly transform the sun’s light energy into electricity. All around the world, the industry of solar panels is one of the most dynamic energy industries as it increases its production by 50% each year. In most states, there are government subsidies available to help with the cost, since solar panels have high initial costs.

The main advantage of using solar panels is the green, renewable nature of the electricity it produces. While it may cost a lot to install initially, it dramatically reduces your spending on utility bills, and may even make money

A huge disadvantage is that solar panels systems usually have very high costs. As you can see  on the SolarKits product pages, you can easily spend upwards read more

Joyetech Cuboid 150W TC Box Mod review


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The Cuboid 150W TC box mod is Joyetech’s answer for vaping enthusiasts looking for a high wattage vaporizer at a budget price. At the time of its release this box mod was Joyetech’s flagship high wattage device and offered a range of innovative new features and top-notch technology. The Cuboid has established its place on the market and remains up to date, mostly thanks to the upgradable firmware. Having heard plenty about this mod and at the low price of only $49.99 we just had to try it with our own hands so we did. Here’s our take on the Joyetech Cuboid 150W TC.

Joyetech Cuboid 150W TC specs and build quality

The Cuboid utilizes one of the most advanced temperature control systems. It is one of the first e liquid vaporizers (click here) to feature the ability for users to input specific temperature coefficiency parameters in addition to the common settings such as temperature, with a range of 100°C to 315°C, and atomizer resistances of just 0.05 Ohm up to 1.5 Ohm. Nickel Ni200, titanium and 316 stainless steel coils are all supported. In variable wattage mode this box mod now fires to up to 200W after an upgrade to the 3.1 firmware.

The design is nothing special, to be perfectly honest. Considering it fits two 18650 batteries it is still fairly small in size, thread points are made of stainless steel and we can’t hear any rattling or loose buttons. The display is well organized but unfortunately we found it to be rather dark so when used outside there’s a fair chance that all you’re going to see is the read more

California Workers Compensation Class Codes


Here is a complete list of all of the California Workers Compensation Class Codes for you to view. You can click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the complete list of CA workers compensation classification codes.

Some of the more popular California workers compensation classifications are:

8820 & 8821: Attorneys — including Outside Salespersons and Clerical Employees

8810(1): Clerical Office Employees

5552: Roofing —hourly wage below $23.00 per hour

5553: Roofing —hourly wage equals or above $23.00 per hour

5507: Street or Road Construction

These are but a few of the CA workers compensation class codes. The full list is 113 pages long. Too long to post all of them here. For your benefit there is a link below for the entire list.

Encouraging Children to Learn


  • 1.) Fill your child with reading- their home should be filled with real books about real people or events. There should also be plenty of books and magazines that cover their interests as well as the parent making time on a regular basis to read to their children. If they are surrounded in a world of literature, with ample opportunity to read and explore books on their own, have parents read to them and to see the adults themselves making time to read, more than likely you will have children learn to love reading and books as well.
  • 2.) Get excited about your children's interests- if you show a deep interest in things your child likes and is interested in, this will help foster even more excitement and inspire even more learning. When one finds something interesting, they want to share this excitement with someone else who may find it interesting as well and the excitement can be contagious leading to many other things rather than killing the interest with an uninterested quick response to leave you alone, you are too busy.
  • 3.) Get excited in a learning project yourself- when children see adults following learning pursuits, passionately, they will learn how fun it is to learn from this exposure as well as see that learning never stops and will be a lifelong journey. Many times they may even want to help and get involved in what they see you doing!
  • 4.) Make their world interesting!- Fill your home with many interesting items that
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