New On Netflix

If you are like me, you are dazed and confused when you try to find what is new on Netflix

I’m always trying figure out what’s new and what’s coming up “New” available by streaming.

I know I’ve written about Netflix Roulette, but the site Decider peaked my interest.

what I liked:

  • A week by week overview of what’s coming available
  • Recaps of popular shows on Netflix and seasonal recaps
  • Movies by favorite stars  (My personal favorite is Meg Ryan)
  • Stream worthy for Kids

Another bonus of Decider is that if you don’t have Netflix there are separate sites for Hulu, You Tube, iTunes, HBO,  Amazon and much much more!.

What do you think of Decider?

Do you have other sites that help you get through the maze I call Netflix?

Don’t be shy..

Netflix Roulette

When I watch Netflix on any of my devices, I’m always at a loss for what to watch..I spend at least 10 minutes deciding what to watch.. And if I have my kids around, this time is exponentially elongated to make sure everyone agrees to watch the selected democratic choice

Yes I do have my personal list, but I’m always hunting for something that will catch my interest.

Today I came across this site called Netflix Roulette. This is great because all I do is press spin and a selection is randomly made for me. It’s such a simple site.. I’m going to put it in my favorites!

Of course what that means is that my Instant Queue will never become empty and I’ll never get to my Instant Queue.  It also means, I can’t waste at least 15 minutes trying to find a movie or TV show that I absolutely have to watch and don’t know the name of it.  What am I going to do with all this time I just got back?

Now I’m looking for a site that will tell me what is NEW on a weekly basis on NetFlix so I can flip through that and waste time there!

Now I just need this to be available as an app for my iPhone..

New Sidebar Links

I added a couple of new sidebar links to a few sites that are longtime favorites of mine:

  • Tech Crunch – Excellent site for Technology news for a variety of technology news
  • Clark Howard – Clark is seen daily on CNN. He offers podcasts, RSS feeds for many different topics for a variety of consumer topics. Clark’s advice has been a favorite of Dad’s Taxi for a long time.


If it were My Home

In my endless thirst for obtuse knowledge, I wanted to share a site that I found while I was drinking my Chai on a Saturday Morning (After my Facebook of course!)…. Did you ever want to compare you hometown to another country?

If it Were my home does an excellent job of comparing your hometown to almost every country in the world. The comparisonc can be socio-economic or by size? If It Were My Home lets you do just that.. I always thought that I could put a few countries the size of India in the physical mass of the US. 

Allow the site to use your zip code or your location and you can compare your hometown to almost every country in the world. I’m impressed, you’ll find this on my links site for future refeference

What a great way to compare where you are to how others live in other parts of the world! So when your kids ask you the benefits of where you live you could always say.. you could be living in… I’m sure you will enjoy this one!

I bet you didn’t know the facts below:

If India were your home instead of The United States you would…

have 8 times higher chance of dying in infancy

The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in India is 49.13 while in The United States it is 6.14.

This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
Source: CIA World Factbook

consume 96.38% less oil

India consumes 0.0956 gallons of oil per day per capita while The United States consumes 2.6400

This entry is the total oil consumed in gallons per day (gal/day) divided by the population. The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
Source: CIA World Factbook

use 96.12% less electricity

The per capita consumption of electricity in India is 484kWh while in The United States it is 12,484kWh.

This entry consists of total electricity generated annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
Source: CIA World Factbook

make 93.32% less money

The GDP per capita in India is $3,100 while in The United States it is $46,400

This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year. A nation’s GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank’s PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The differences between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the wealthy industrialized countries are generally much smaller.
Source: CIA World Factbook

die 11.78 years sooner

The life expectancy at birth in India is 66.46 while in The United States it is 78.24.

This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Source: CIA World Factbook

have 54.3% more babies

The annual number of births per 1,000 people in India is 21.34 while in The United States it is 13.83.

This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook

spend 98.72% less money on health care

Per capita public and private health expenditures combined in India are $86 USD while The United States spends $6,719 USD

This entry contains the per capita public and private health expenditure at purchase power parity using US Dollars. This figure combines government, personal, and employer spending on health care
Source: World Health Organization

experience 18.22% less of a class divide

The GINI index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income. In India is 36.80 while in The United States it is 45.00.

This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the richest. The index is the ratio of (a) the area between a country’s Lorenz curve and the 45 degree helping line to (b) the entire triangular area under the 45 degree line. The more nearly equal a country’s income distribution, the closer its Lorenz curve to the 45 degree line and the lower its Gini index, e.g., a Scandinavian country with an index of 25. The more unequal a country’s income distribution, the farther its Lorenz curve from the 45 degree line and the higher its Gini index, e.g., a Sub-Saharan country with an index of 50. If income were distributed with perfect equality, the Lorenz curve would coincide with the 45 degree line and the index would be zero; if income were distributed with perfect inequality, the Lorenz curve would coincide with the horizontal axis and the right vertical axis and the index would be 100.
Source: CIA World Factbook

have 15.05% more chance of being unemployed

India has an unemployment rate of 10.70% while The United States has 9.30%

This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs.
Source: CIA World Factbook

be 50% less likely to have HIV/AIDS


Twitter and Facebook Links Created

Take a look at the links to the right.. I added a whole bunch of Twitter and Facebook links!.. enjoy..

CRAVE- Gadget Blog from CNET

So you CRAVE information, here’s  a CNET site that I came across that does that.. This site is for those people that are into Gadgets and latest news related to.

The name says it all.. Everything for the geek and the geek wanna be. You all know who you are…


Twitter and Video Tweeting

After the whole world has been tweeting, I finally caught on to the twitter craze. I really have to thank my pal G or as he’s known in my family as C for introducting me to the concept of  Twittering.

Yet I digress, G can be a topic all by himself, which I promised him today during our (multiple) extended conversations. He’s on deck for future posts. G is truly an interesting character.. No, I won’t get started on him just yet.. Don’t worry G, you will be honored with your own posting..

With Twitter you are limited to short notes that you twitter to the world. Now there’s a video version called TweeTube. TweeTube is similar to YouTube in that people upload videos, yet the videos originate as a result of tweets by users! I love this concept.

With Twitter, what I like is that I can send out my random rants and raves quickly from my iPhone, so my word gets out there quickly. Especially when I need help in my technical issues related to my work.

So go and check out TweeTube… Site’s been only up for a few weeks.. very promising.

Tweet, Tweet For Now (TTFN)

Tech News for all – Boy Genius

I came across the site Boy Genius Report today and I though it was fantastic. It told me about features of Gmail that I didn’t even have time to explore.  I could absolutely find myself wasting much of my time here.. As many of my readers know that I’m into reading technology advances..

You have to see the last posting “oh. My. God”. It’s about the Verizon commercials.. Loved it!


Clark Howard Highlights – Tips for your Financia Life

A few weeks ago I talked about Clark Howard. He’s the guy who has is an a excellent advocate for consumers. His tips and tricks give you excellent ideas on saving money in your every day financial transactions.

Today, I came across the CNN site with videos by Clark on his weekly TV Show.

As I’ve said before, what I like about Clark Howard’s information is that it’s very useful in everyday life. Take a look.

Mortgage Refinance

I’m in the market to refinance my huge mortgage. I hear that rates are down, so what do I do?  I first went to my favorite consumer advocates site Clark Howard and researched there first.

First bit of advice:

  • Create a disposable email address. Most of the free email services allow you to do that, as the mortgage search process, will generate much SPAM in your inbox.
  • Get your Credit Report (Free).
  • Document and research!

According to Clark, the two sites you should look at:

  • The Mortgage Professor – New site to me. Really educated me on tips on how to refinance. A must read for everyone that is doing a refi or purchase of real estate.
  • HSH Associates –
  • Lending Tree – Go to this site and get up to 10 offers. I recommend you create a disposable email address, because I guarantee you will be bombarded with Spam emails once you provide your information.

I absolutely recommend that before you start your refinance process, you find out your FICO and credit score. The higher your score, the better the rate you will get.

You must get your free anual credit report BEFORE you start your refi or purchase process. You’ll see other sites in commercials, but in my opinion, this is the only legitimate site (without you having to purchase anything!) for getting your latest credit history.

Tomorrow, I start my refi process.

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