- Producer14/12/2017just for GRUMBLEPOTGRUMBLEPOTThe GRUMPY side of social media, no happiness, rainbows, glitter or self serving smiles parading about as empowering or prattling about emotional intelligence.Hard mod in effect - take the sappy sunshine elsewhere. Brian...
- Producer14/12/2017Santa's Reindeer Identified.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (God bless them, every one) has positively identified the Species commonly called 'Santa's Reindeer'. They are Rangifer tarandus saintnicolas magicalus. (Rudolf and another few like him are thought to be...
Comments14/12/2017 #4 Ken BoddieThank you, Aleta, for praising my deer,
So good to see your post, full of good cheer,
Hoping the Curry home’s still full of spice,
And that you haven’t been naughty but nice.
Now, on Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph and Olive.
Cant wait to get back to Oz very, very soon.
Don’t forgett to leave out the carrots.
- Producer14/12/2017Nobody Wants To Believe They Are WrongChallenges to our core beliefs often backfire. An “amygdala hijack” occurs which triggers our walls to go up and we stop listening. Sometimes we just want to be stupid if it allows us to do things that our cleverness forbids. Intellectually smart...
- Producer14/12/20172018 – Il Calendario della Felicità Il Calendario gratuito 2018 contiene 12 pagine con immagini, frasi e consigli per portarti ogni mese ad un livello superiore di Felicità. L’Obiettivo di tutti noi è la felicità. Conosci i passi per meritarla?… In realtà i segreti della felicità sono...
- Producer14/12/2017What is Eyebrows Microblading?What is Eyebrows Microblading?Obviously, it's not a perfect world, if it did then puppies would stay puppies forever, and everyone would have naturally perfect eyebrows.The truth is, our eyebrows are not created equally. In reality, all eyebrows...
- Producer13/12/2017Get in Shape, but Skip the GymIf you are like many people, getting in shape is important to you. Whether you are wanting to lose weight, have more energy for your daily activities or if you just want to stay activity and healthy, you know the importance of exercise. However, you...
- Producer14/12/2017MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA SAYS MANAGED MOORING FIELDS ARE BENEFICIAL ... "[By] the use of mooring facilities, boaters don’t unintentionally harm seagrass beds with their anchors, and due to the exceptional holding capacity of moorings, the vessels are well secured, protecting those vessels as well as shoreside...
- Producer14/12/2017Seed Resort – Chilling out in Rote IslandRote Island, on the Southern most tip of Indonesia, is a remote outer island with a charm all of its own. It’s a timeless place. The roads are basic, with hardly any cars and very few traffic lights. The beaches seem endless, and have very few...
- Producer12/12/2017The Challenges Of Being The Patient or The Care GiverDo you ever have so much going on in your mind that you find it impossible to write about? That's where I've been lately, so many life events that I find hard to put into words. I think I will start from the present first, and possibly go back in...
Comments14/12/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#32 Thanks @David B. Grinberg, now that his pneumonia is not acute he's an easy patient. Actually, he's been working from the home office off and on, keeps his mind busy. His strength amazes me. Many times my burn out comes from worry when I'm not busy doing something. As long as I can stay busy my mind isn't over thinking things. Hoping he gains some 'lung power' back too.
I can't imagine what you went through when you took care of your dad. I can only relate in the sense of my mom and all of our circumstances differ. I agree, time for ourselves is important. I almost feel guilty though taking time because he's not able to enjoy things or even do things he used to love to do. Praying, the new specialist we see on Monday will have some more answers that are positive!!14/12/2017 #32 David B. GrinbergLisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope and pray for his good health to return. Your writing here struck a chord with me because I was a caregiver for my late father...and it wasn't easy. I learned that despite the duties and demands of being a caregiver it's important to still carve out some time for yourself to unwind and detach.
That's because being a caregiver can be both extremely stressful, as well as emotionally and physically exhausting. But one will never regret the kindness and love they extend to a relative or loved one, especially when the person being care for is no longer here.13/12/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#20 Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, drawing strength from each other is so necessary. Oh I gave him a big wet kiss and he said, "What was that?" I told him it was from YOU LMBO!
Oh yea, I saw the call for action and stole it immediately. Well borrowed, since you politely and kindly posted it. Lead, really?? Wow!13/12/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#25 @Cyndi wilkins it sounds like your plate is over flowing. Stress sure can kill you, who's helping YOU right now? You are such a giver by nature and it's my hope that someone is lending a hand. We all need our space and time to re-energize. Sending good thoughts to you!12/12/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins#21 Challenging to say the least...Another 'care taking' situation...right on the heels of losing my father last Christmas we have another family member in need of care. Fortunately, she's not quite as debilitated as my dad was...However, that being said, it's only a matter of time. These things can go on for years...
This is a difficult time of life...that sandwich generation when you are raising children and caring for elderly parents...The stress alone can kill you, so you really have to take good care of yourself too...Not easy to do when juggling all that AND a career...Something's got to give...I just hope it's not my own sanity;-)
So hang in there @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...You've got plenty of company...and support...especially from those of us in the trenches with you!12/12/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#11 Thank you so much for your words of compassion @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I had a few days when he was on the high doses of steroids (I should say moments w/in those few days) my mind did wander and thought, I wish I could run away... just a fleeting thought and I would never do that. When he thanked me for doing so much for him, I thanked him back because he doesn't realize how much he has done for me and our family as well. He's been a work-aholic/Type A personality for as long as I've known him and I think that in part, keeps him going even when he feels he can't.12/12/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#10 It can be very exhausting @Cyndi wilkins, you're so right. "Don't kill the care giver." LOL, those thoughts come to mind at times. I remember how angry mom would get at times. It wasn't often but oh boy when she was, you wanted to run, even though no one did :)) We had to make light of it. My husband is functioning right now, so for the time being I'm getting a break until evening arrives. He seems to get worse at night for some reason. I'm glad you and Deb met! How are things going on your end now?12/12/2017 #18 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand AmbassadorYour husband is very fortunate to have you and your dedication to his health and well-being. Sometimes its not the sickness or disease but our attitude that sets us apart.
Your devotion and love is exclamatory to all.
My prayers for you and your family.
Many thanks for the great buzz.12/12/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 Hi @Laura Donnelly, I'm very sorry for the loss of you mom. It's hard to watch someone with COPD because the illness can last for sometime as they struggle before it over takes them. Kudos to you and your brother for being there for her, never an easy task. There are many emotions people go through when they are taking care of a loved one... worry, extreme fear, yes anger (or frustration), sadness and many days, numb because you're just going through the motions per se. I think the numb part is protective in many ways, it helps people to manage through each day. Thank you for sharing your story. How long has it been since you lost your mom?12/12/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala#15 You have encouraged me to gather my wits and move ahead in life. The question of me failing to save her had almost consumed me but reading about your experiences has given me enough courage to start anew. Yes, now I am eating well comparatively what I did before.
How lucky your husband is to have you as wife. And your mom was the privileged one to have you as a daughter. You are a very strong woman and am glad to be connected with you, my friend @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
- Producer14/12/2017Retired, consider teaching part timeJust retired and looking for something to do, ever thought about teaching as a second or third career? If you are just preparing to enter the ranks of professional teachers and you are not a recent college graduate, it is easy to feel a bit insecure...
- Producer13/12/2017Can we truly renew ourselves?We live in a very fast paced technological world, running from one place to another and tasking ourselves from one thing after another, it is not surprising that we cannot prioritise exactly what is important in our personal and business lives....
Comments14/12/2017 #6 Randall BurnsGreat post @Geoff Hudson-Searle Wonderful message. The "renewing" is very important, every moment that we have is a new opportunity to not only improve and strive to be better but it is another chance for us to be happy and joyful.
Think about every breath that we take, as we take that breath we are "renewing" ourselves, bringing in fresh new energy, releasing old unwanted "baggage"; every breath that we take is a "renewing".14/12/2017 #5 Debasish Majumderhuman civilization progressed out of technological development and ushering the means of production which eventually renewed the life style. as nothing is absolute in nature, sometimes it too emerge with a phase of dazzling shine and sometimes with dismal note and both enriched us in the passage of time. however, lovely buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
- Producer13/12/2017On Writing Less & Making It Worth MoreThere was a time when the people I was connected to across a number of social media platforms kind of got used to seeing something longer format posts from me every day.And I have to admit that for a while there it became a self-imposed obligation....
Comments14/12/2017 #16 Phil Friedman@Jim Murray > "... [I] just wanted to let you know that if you are reading less from me, I do hope you understand that it’s not because I am drying up … ."
Not to throw cold water in your face, but ... You and I like to argue *with each other* just for fun. And each of us stands ready to express strongly-held opinions. But I do hope you understand that there are some people who wish we'd just STFU. Don't listen to them, JimBob, they're mostly just nattering nabobs of negativity (to quote Spiro "Bagman" Agnew", the archetypal predecessor of the current POTUS).Cheers! :-)14/12/2017 #15 Pascal Derriensssssssssssimple guys like me think you do what you got to do no rules even at Christmas :-) . As long as the articles are good I don't really care about the frequency both in reading or making an attempt to produce some decent stuff......... absence or withdrawal is healthy but cannot be part of a marketing plan if that's what people are thinking, creativity does not work like that. Ciao for now14/12/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHey, I have a penchant for being prolix but that is me thinking out aloud, so I have no prescriptions for what one should write, other than the pill I still find difficult at times to swallow, which is one utilized in some comments below, that less is more. The line that caught my eye was
"In short, I have slowly begun the arduous process of actually picking my battles that much more carefully, with the end in mind of elevating my blogging game to the point where some crazy organization or other will actually pay me to do this shit."
As metacognitive value I can see the value of that insight as a personal cultivation. Much like Voltaire wrote in Candide, ultimately no mater how great or terrible our own life story is, at the end of the day we have these moments where we tend our garden.14/12/2017 #7 Anonymous@Jim Murray is a chronicler of horror and chaos, but also the greatest happiness in writing and deep thinking. That's it :) The same applies to Mr No-Muzak aka Mr @Phil Friedman. Writers 4 Writers (W4W), forever.The continuation is called Friends 4 Friends (F4F). And finally #FFF...14/12/2017 #6 Anonymous@Jim Murray, I am writing less, luckily only in social media. But that's why I recently wrote several scientific papers, numerous project proposals, industrial projects, several peer reviews for scientific journals and a professional chapter for a book that will be published by Elsevier. I write every day, while outside of my profession only when I have inspiration. I think that time and the possibility for earning money by writing on social media has passed. You are great writer Jim and I like your way of writing. Sometimes you are a little bit too edgy for my taste, but it is also part of your greatness. Writing is also important for the writer, perhaps most of all. It's our turn and the ultimate return to unconscious, sometimes (when we forget about "content marketing"). For me, it's the biggest nonsense in social media: "content marketing", because there are commercials, self-commercials and writing in social media (with all aspects of the agony and the ecstasy that change periodically). Social media enters the stage of supersaturation and self-sufficiency, i.e. promotion of pre-arranged content and ideas and suppression of all types of disturbances with a short-form posts white noises, let alone most creative writers and creators. There are no more interesting discussions anymore, everything become "content marketing", more or less. I think you would be a great reporter Cheers my friend and keep the faith. Fractals forever, again :)13/12/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorQuality over quantity is always my choice, but even a quality post on a daily basis is more than I care to read. I save some posts to one of my hives for later reading. I agree with @Renée 🐝 Cormier View moreQuality over quantity is always my choice, but even a quality post on a daily basis is more than I care to read. I save some posts to one of my hives for later reading. I agree with @Renée 🐝 Cormier and I believe recirculating posts is a good idea. Close13/12/2017 #3 Mohammed A. JawadWe, human beings harbor paradoxical equations that relate our attitudes and preferences and as lives differ, exposures keep flipping level by level. And then, writings that come with variations, are after all influenced expressions. Sometimes, more writings, with concise content, are enough to inspire barren hearts!13/12/2017 #2 Renée 🐝 CormierQuality is important and sometimes in spite of best efforts, it is difficult to find the time to produce as much content as we might like. I try to publish something every week. Sometimes, I'm just too busy or distracted to get my head into it. I have noticed that producing multiple posts in the same week, does not help with your reach. Another thing I noticed on beBee, is that my older posts which were previously shared in three hives can now be shared one more time. You'll notice the posts show that they are in two hives. Not sure if that is deliberate, but it has allowed me to revitalize some of my older content. There's nothing wrong with recirculating your blogs. Different people will see them at different times.
On another note, I always like reading your posts, Jim. There are a few people's posts I always make sure to read, and you are one of them.
- Producer13/12/2017No one is YOU, that’s your Super Power.18 days to 2018! Isn’t it awesome? I love this time of the year, it is just exciting!! There are so many things to do, so many messages to be sent full of best wishes and love to our friends and family on social media. I have dozens of them “in the...
Comments14/12/2017 #9 Lupita 🐝 Reyes#5 Thanks you so much @Susan 🐝 Botello! I agree with you, our experience determines in some way who we are. But in fact, they’re the files we keep or delete, you see? Then is when -in my opinion- we can see that we are.not those files, they are just a part of us. No one is You, but you are just YOU. That’s you’re super power!! :D14/12/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 BotelloWe are always evolving. It's almost time for dinner in San Diego so maybe that is why I am thinking about meals. But if you taste flour by itself, it is not tasty. If you add other ingredients to it and mix them. Fire is not always good for food, but when we back the mixture we can produce a very tasty product. Maybe a cake or bread, maybe something else. My point here is that the we are all a bit like that. All we have experienced, all our emotions, all our sensibilities...they all create who we are and if we can embrace it we can realize power we did not know we had. And in return, we can inspire and benefit others to bee themselves. Maybe we cannot be who we want to but we can embrace who we are, and in return we may love who we are and rgreat and powerful article, Lupita 🐝 Reyes! @Lupita 🐝 Reyes
- Producer13/12/2017How Do Vegetable Oil Affect Testosterone?The body produces hormones which are natural substances acting as factors on how one grows or develops. These are both in males and females. Hormones are unique chemical messengers originating from the endocrine glands. These influence bodily...
- Producer13/12/2017Coaches, why only 4% and 1% really will work .... 4U 'The Power of Nothing...'There are universal principles working in and through all of us. Simply look around you, notice what you can touch, pick up, drink, eat, close your eyes and imagine what you want. Without any limitation, without any caring of any opinion or...
- Producer13/12/2017Emergence and InteractionsIs there a difference between a person living alone in a place and same person living with thousands of other people in same place if the community doesn’t interact whereby every person lives as if he/she was the only person in the place? The...
Comments14/12/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala#24 Exactly. Because the family's doom lies in the fact of not interacting with one another. I belong from a family where everyone has equal say on a matter and after reflecting we come to a conclusion. The families where members don't interact would create a void which no one can fill.
I like the way you appreciate my comments in a constructive way, am glad that you do, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee14/12/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 What I like about your comments @Tausif Mundrawala is that they bring new perspectives/ examples. Here I attend to your writing "It starts from home where the family works together to live peacefully and achieve common goal". I couldn't agree more. One emergent phenomena of human interactions is culture. I could rephrase your comment to culture at home. The way family members interact will eventually lead to the emergence of a certain culture. Family members shall then interact with others based on the culture prevailing at home. I may dare to say that a poor culture at home will reflect on our behavior at home. People coming from such cultures shall do the same at work such as bringing irrelevant discussions or trying to impose their ideas. Creative people will tend to come up with "ideas in the tail" not because they are aggressive; more because they are imaginative and see beyond the average.14/12/2017 #23 Tausif MundrawalaDisruption caused by a person whose ideology and rational thinking doesn't match with the other would either try to indulge in an intellectual debate or if he thinks his ego is hurted than that person would ruin the idea of discussion itself. If we work on a common mission than we should respect everyone's opinion and views. It starts from home where the family works together to live peacefully and achieve common goal. There is no problem in indulging ourselves in a discussion with an average person but if they try to be irrelevant with the subject discussed than there lies the problem.
Thanks for this buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee14/12/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#17 great thoughts @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You make a great point that even famous scientists may oppose in-the- tail ideas. The first paper on the Butterfly Effect was rejected few times till was accepted. Sometimes we are dragged by what I call The Force of the Average.
You Vgreat explain in very simple and practical way why organizations are learning ones. Because we may forecast the weather in California we may not do the same with same predictability inToronto. One has near-average weather and the other goes to the extreme. But we learn. The first lesson we learned ironically is our realization that our predictions may go wrong. And even when we may make better predictions something rare, but
extreme would happen like an earthquake.
Simply we have one optimal choice- to keep learning.14/12/2017 #20 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#15 thank you @Isabella M H Wesoly. It is for this reason i call for the exchange of ideas and your comment is the example of what I mean.
What emerges at the end that average ideas give average priducts. Ideas like those of Steve Jobd come from the tail. They are the disruptive ones that create new realities and new lives. You remind me of another example about the discovery of America. One reason that this country has been exceptionally fertile is that people who migrated there had to deal with new lives, new challenges and new responsibilities. They were immersed in waters far away from their average depth. They were near the tails. Does being in a tail position call for in the tail solutions? You make me think my friend.14/12/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 you know your deptbh is fascinating @Joanne Gardocki. The oscillation of population betwee prey/predator is smashing observation. Yes it is an emerging beha vior. On the ants and bees it is again that the capacity has its force. When a bee hive gets crowded the scouters look for new locations. Do bees fight over who leaves and who stays? Not to my knowledge. It is a form of self-organization.
In forests when a tree gets very high and may obscure sunlight from other trees voluntarily it stops growing vertically; rather it makes its stem thicker.
It is taken care of self and other that may make us realize the limited capacityvwe have and so self-organize.14/12/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 I love your thinking and suggestion @Joanne Gardocki. Yes, it isbetter to have both individuality and sociability. I agree fully and this is better than separation thinking meaning this or that.
I checked the connection to the bacteria research and surprisingly it is missing even though the abstract still shows the summary of the research.
I also thank you for spottong the light on the comment of @Mohammed A. Jawad. It is worthy.14/12/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI have met the intellectual who was too smart to handle delicacy of their sensitives and who have to resort to drink (alcoholism) in order to shield themselves from their own capacity for felt-experience. I have seen the innovator shunned for having a thought that was ahead of their time and even Benoit Mandelbrot was pillared and mocked for originally voicing his mathematics he called fractals. Over time the intellectual alcoholic may find a way of adjusting to their feelings, the innovator become realistic about human capacities for tolerating change and the scientist whose name is rescued from the scrapheap of history. All of this is also a part of emergence and interaction.
This is why we both embrace the word paradox and more to the point why we welcome life as a producer of variety. For sure when processes become extreme, there are societal adjustments, whether they be war, revolution, disaster or politics. Then there is the emergence of our humanity, which is very nascent and at a very early development - one that will face its true first test when artificial intelligence itself emerges. What lies beyond these emergence's are infinite possibilities. As future tellers we can only make predictions that will look ridiculous when the future that we predict actually emerges. However at the personal level all of this is an investment in our own individual learning - and here within us, we shape that emergence or the emergency we create from it.14/12/2017 #15 Isabella M H WesolyIn our circles of work (what I'll call) 'group think', can mean that people who've great ideas sometimes get excluded because their thinking is slightly different, e.g. progressive, peaceful, not-anti-this-or-that but promoting alternatives. In this, the breakthrough can more readily come (with the emerging ideas) by detaching completely and creating a new strategy or reviewing the exisitng one.
As you state @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
~ 'It is safer to belong to either the lucky powerful few or the few who have the brains to distinguish themselves as niche. '
Bees may not have very large brains, but they certainly are very clever! Like birds of a feather, they 'stick together'
I wonder if there's a differece between loyalty, devotion and the laws of magnetism.13/12/2017 #14 Joanne GardockiI agree that animal societies do not display the same magnitude of disruption in the context mentioned. However, looking across predator/prey interactions in the food chains small disruptions can have huge, long lasting repercussions. Populations of snowshoe hare are closely linked to predator populations and may be an apt model for Pareto Rule or the 80/20 Rule as an example of natural oscillation. Perhaps we are not looking closely enough at animal societies for possible analogies. What is it that triggers the birth of a new queen ant? The disruption causes swarming ants with wings and the start of a new colony. Lions and other pack animals with alpha leaders experience disruption with change of leadership. There are challenges as the dominant rule weakens and pack members must choose sides eventually. What is out of balance is brought into alignment in one way or another. Thank you again for such inspiring material and the rich comments drawn into the discussion.13/12/2017 #13 Joanne Gardocki#8 Wonderful thought provoking buzz, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, so many thoughts vie for expression. The comparison of bacteria and protein microcosms to human behavior is fascinating though I could not access the full article on bacteria. In looking at my own interactions, my contribution is different depending on the group; leader, follower, support, creator, niche all flow seamlessly depending on what is needed. #9 @Mohammed A. Jawad's comment, "With scanty or no interaction, people, in fact, live disconnected lives." has me pondering how few people actually see/know/understand the complete human being next to them. Yet we influence the group. In answering the question, "Are we entering the age wherein it is safer to stay away from the crowd of averages? Survival is not being in the crowds, but away from them?" I would say interaction on many levels that allow maximum individual growth and positive contribution to community will win out as both individuals and society as a whole evolve. I feel we are seeking a delicate balance.13/12/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 good point and question @Debesh Choudhury. When I consider forests and how they prospser after a huge fire blaze. I may say that the value of life becomes more evident. Forests and human societies may share here the same experience. The heavier the price is, the more life and sustaining it become valuable. After the World War 2 and Hiroshima humans learnt so many lessons, but only having disrupted life extensively.13/12/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 Very true what you said @Mohammed A. Jawad. There are people glued to their mobiles interacting with the virtual world because they feel lonely. Even at home, we may find wife and husband not talking to each other, but both busy seeking a way out of their loneliness by contacting old friends or virtual new ones.13/12/2017 #9 Mohammed A. JawadGood, inspiring post!
There are more damaging divisions and doldrums that are happening in this surpassing age of media, and the proof of this is that we oftentimes see people living in vicinity and still are drowned in anonymity. With scanty or no interaction, people, in fact, live disconnected lives.13/12/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes dear @Debasish Majumder- you bring good points. Let me say first people will change when they feel the pain of the current situation is greater than the pain of change. They trade more pain for less pain. However; is the reverse true for changing in good times? The answer is reflected in your comment. Human interactions lead to asymmetry and the luck ones tend to flock alone.13/12/2017 #7 Debasish Majumdernice proposition sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! in terms of intellectual prowess, it perhaps yield loneliness. more we reach high, we tend to remain isolated, which can act as a bliss for us. unless we align with the same wave length, we remain away from the ordinary folks, equally that of the birds which are seen in the sky. surely their numbers are meager comparing to their whole fraternity. but perhaps they equally align with the same feathers, means feeling comforted with the group they are flying. even the advent of social media gives comfort to one who is alone aligning with many of same wave length in the virtual world. however, lovely buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
- Producer12/12/2017Buying Premium Gas, Is It Worth The Extra Cost?The age old question about buying premium gas being worth the extra cost is still around after extensive research. If you believe it is worth the money and you can afford it then it may not matter what research finds. This question has been debated...
Comments14/12/2017 #14 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador#13 Engine pinging or knocking occurs when a pocket of the air and fuel mixture detonates ahead of the flame front ignited by the spark plug. This premature ignition causes a drastic increase in the pressures present in the cylinder, and when the two flame fronts meet, the characteristic engine pinging noise is heard. It must be known that when the characteristic engine pinging sound is heard, damage is being done to the internal engine components.
There are a number of engine pinging causes. Some of these causes include a cooling system that isn’t drawing off enough heat from the engine. Spark plugs that are running too hot and super heated carbon deposits, among other things. In low mileage engines, the main cause of engine pinging is improper grinding on valves, leaving very sharp edges that become super heated while the engine is running. If your engine is running too lean, or not consuming enough fuel for the amount of air being burned, this can also cause engine pinging.
Some steps you can take to stop your engine from pinging are listed below.
Adjust the air to fuel ratio, either cutting down on the amount of air allowed into the engine or increasing the amount of fuel being burned.
Adjust the spark timing. Advance the timing until the pinging stops.
Use a higher octane fuel. High octane fuel burns slower and cooler.
Pull the head(s) and round of any sharp edges on the valves.
Check the cooling system. Make sure it’s completely full and that the fan is running properly.
Engine pinging is a very serious condition, that if allowed to continue unchecked, can cause catastrophic damage to your engine. The preceding paragraphs have given you a number of engine pinging causes and some steps you can take to correct them.14/12/2017 #13 Wayne Yoshida#12 Thanks Phil. Interestingly, after reading Jim's post, I thought I haven't hear any cars ping, like many did in the 1970s. Dad's Ford station wagon pinged all the time. Technology has come a long way. I wonder how many kids these days are even aware of what it sounds like. . .14/12/2017 #12 Phil Friedman#11 Actually, @Wayne Yoshida, at stations that offer three octane grades, regular, mid-range, and high-test, the regular and high-test are mixed at the pump to produce the mid-range octane grade. None of it makes anything but marketing sense. Years ago, lead used to be added to gasoline to raise its octane rating. And because the lead also had a propensity to lubricate and help cool the engine's valves, there might have been an argument at that time to use higher "grade" fuels even in lower compression ratio engines -- the operative expression being "might". But it's been many years since lead was used and the fact is now octane rating is raised by diddling with the fuel's chemical structure. So there really is zero reason to buy more expensive fuel if you're not concerned about preventing pre-ignition (pinging). Cheers!13/12/2017 #11 Wayne Yoshida@Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador - As @Phil Friedman said - this is a great consumer alert. My father, who was mechanically inept (his brother, my uncle; however, was a mechanical engineer and owned gasoline stations and did the repair work) - would mix premium with regular. I never understood that.
Meanwhile, I am building a car and it will have a Ford 302 V8, and will take regular fuel. It has EFI, so that takes care of the timing issues.13/12/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI used to have an Audi and it required Premium gas... it sure is more expensive. Now I drive a Subaru and I can use regular octane. I didn't know there were people that thought premium meant it was better for the car. This is good advice for those who aren't aware, why waste the money if you don't have to? Gas is so expensive again, hoping it goes back down this spring!13/12/2017 #8 Phil Friedman@Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador, excellent piece, top public service in publishing it. As a one-time race mechanic and road-course driver this is what I've been trying to tell people for years. In order to assure as complete a burn of fuel/air mixture as possible, the spark plug is a four-stroke gasoline engine is timed to fire slightly before the piston reaches the top of its upward compression stroke. In engines with high compression ratios, this timing "advance" can cause the fuel to burn too early and too fast, resulting in the release of a combustion force that seeks to reverse the direction of the upward moving piston as it nears "top dead center". The noise you hear, dubbed "ping", is the sound of that too early combustion.
Higher octane fuels resist the tendency to burn top quickly or uncontrollably and so eliminate potentially damaging pre-ignition (ping). That is the ONLY function of high octane. In engines with lower compression ratios, the use of high octane fuel is pure BS. I personally avoid engines with high compression ratios in my road cars as the additional cost of high octane fuels is considerable these days and the only reason for higher compression ratios is to squeeze more HP out of an engine of a given size and weight. My advice is if you want more power when you buy a car, choose the larger engine with a compression ratio that can live with regular fuel. Inthe end, it will be the more economical choice. CC: @Wayne Yoshida
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/life-is-like-a-monza-wall12/12/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd#4 I agree, we do pay a lot of money to maintain our "independence". The absurdity is that it also becomes an identity moniker also. High test gas may be a rip off, but i think 1,500.00 packet books and 200+ sunglasses have the fuel issue beat.
A fool and his money soon part.12/12/2017 #4 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador#3 @Harvey Lloyd when we calculate the total cost per mile to drive our rides it is absurd.Yhe average American could ride Uber or Lyft and save a ton of money. However Americans like their freedom and pleasure of having a vehicle, two or three in the driveway to our disposal.
I predict that in 20 years we have an App on our phone to order a driverless car pick us up and drop off. This will become affordable to the average American, just not sure we will readily accept this technology.12/12/2017 #3 Harvey LloydShould you have the time (HaHa) build a spreadsheet that calculates you cost to move per mile. Car, interest, repairs and fuel etc. Just guess at one of the cars in history the cost per mile. I did this and couldn't stop laughing at what we spend on a per mile basis. One little two seater car that was my foray into the mid life crisis costs 2.50 per mile. We could never drive it because we always do things with family.
As to fuel selection, I will have lean towards @Kevin Baker points. Cars are an engineered set of systems. From oil, fuel and rubber the performance and longevity is all based on a set of criteria on someone's computer design. Maintaining these criteria pays off on the back end of ownership, when you are catching up on the cost per mile.
One more point about fuel. A combustion engine is a real experiment in heat management. Different fuels will cause different heat ranges that could reduce the life expectancy of the car. The smaller the engine the more critical this becomes.
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Comments13/12/2017 #9 Debasish Majumder#5 after all i am not a fish sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. i posses a cerebral unlike fish. yet if you compere me with fish it is surely a honor as you appreciate warmly my post sir. thank you very much for your valued comment. i am privileged and honored sir.12/12/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador"Thus conflicts enjoys a mystic role
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Comments13/12/2017 #11 Wayne Yoshida#10 Yeah @Phil Friedman I noticed that too. Funnily, I thought of that exact same skill when I posted the comment about hands.
The other one was " Negotiate/Haggle," although I was traveling with a co-worker on business a long time ago, and he paid for a first class upgrade. When he saw his boarding pass, it was a coach class seat. He went to the ticket agent, leaned over the counter, and grabbed the guy's collar and said in his scary voice, "I paid for an upgrade."
So I suppose that may be an example of a haggle technique using one's hands.13/12/2017 #10 Phil Friedman#8 @Wayne Yoshida, the list is interesting, although it covers things that I don't generally consider "working with your hands". For example, the list includes "Asking a woman for a date". Indeed, these days including that in MY list would get you into some major trouble (rightfully so). :-)13/12/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida#6 Thank you, Phil. Regarding working with one's hands, I agree.
There is this 100 things all men should know list. I have to say I have most - but not all of these, but didn't realize this list existed until someone at the office had a check list posted on his office space cubicle wall. . .
https://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/09/28/100-skills-every-man-should-know/13/12/2017 #6 Phil Friedman@Wayne Yoshida, what I posted earlier was that I have huge respect for people who can and do work with their hands. And I deplore the creeping culture of helplessness when it comes to performing manual work and crafts.Growing up building and fixing things gives one a sense of self-reliance that is priceless. Kudos to you on this excellent piece.12/12/2017 #1 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand AmbassadorHaving spent most of career in manufacturing management I never throughly enjoyed my work. The reason I chose management was the money and better benefits including retirement which was in September 2012. I guess it’s the lay of the land especially in the US.
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