YAMAHA TTR

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Yamaha TTR 110 was my first trail bike. The 2013 Yamaha TT-R is a serious trail bike that’s available in four versions: the TT-R230, TT-R110E, TT-R50E, and the TT-R125LE. All four models are capable performers off-road and share many features, including an electric starter and a four-stroke engine. The 230 is obviously more powerful than the 125LE, but both bikes are accessible to a wide range of riders.

The 2013 Yamaha TT-R230 is a formidable trail bike with a long travel suspension, 11.6 inches of ground clearance, an electric starter, and a beefy four-stroke engine that’s perfectly suited for conquering trails. With handling and styling both inspired by the legendary Yamaha YZ, and a 223cc air-cooled SOHC, four-stroke engine, the TT-R230 is a great bike for beginners and intermediate level riders. Rider mobility is good, thanks to a competition-style flat seat/tank junction. Starting the bike is as simple as pushing a button with the reliable, low-maintenance CDI magneto electric starter. Much of the TT-R230’s accessibility to different riders and ability on trails is due to its long-travel suspension and ample ground clearance. Handling and strength are also both great, thanks to the 2013 Yamaha TT-R230’s steel, diamond-type-design frame. The bike’s 223cc SOHC four-stroke engine is reliable, air-cooled and generates smooth, widespread power that’s ideal for riding trails. The bike’s six-speed transmission shifts smoothly and the heavy-duty clutch is geared towards maximum versatility and optimal delivery of power. The need for engine maintenance is minimized and longevity is increased thanks to an automatic cam chain tensioner. The bike has a lightweight exhaust system with a quiet muffler. The 2013 Yamaha TT-R230’s steel frame combined with its low seat height, and compact wheelbase mean that the bike is accessible to new or smaller riders. The compact wheelbase and low seat height also contribute to the bike’s superior maneuverability and responsive handling. The TT-R230’s fuel tank is sleek-looking and has a 2.1-gallon capacity, lending the bike increased range. Colors inspired by Team Yamaha, graphics, and front and side number plates further add to the TT-R230’s distinctive styling.

Nokia 3310

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The Nokia 3310 was my first phone. It is a GSM mobile phone announced on September 1, 2000, and released in the fourth quarter of the year, replacing the popular Nokia 3210. The phone sold extremely well, being one of the most successful phones with 126 million units sold worldwide. The phone has since received arguably the biggest cult status of a mobile cell phone, and is still widely acclaimed today.

The 3310 was developed at the Copenhagen Nokia site in Denmark. It is a compact and sturdy phone featuring an 84 × 48 pixel puremonochrome display. It has a lighter 115 g battery variant which has fewer features; for example the 133 g battery version has the start-up image of two hands touching while the 115 g version does not. It is a slightly rounded rectangular unit that is typically held in the palm of a hand, with the buttons operated with the thumb. The blue button is the main button for selecting options, with “C” button as a “back” or “undo” button. Up and down buttons are used for navigation purposes. The on/off/profile button is a stiff black button located on the top of the phone.

The 3310 is known for having many features that were rare for the time. These include many utilities, such as a calculator, Nokia network monitor, stop watch and a reminder function. It has four games: Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi, and the hugely popular Snake II. The Snake series of games had been popular on Nokia handsets since the late 1990s. The 3310 was popular for SMS text messaging because it allowed long messages three times the size of a standard SMS text message, at 459 characters. It also featured threaded SMS writing, SMS Chat. The phone also has voice dialing for the quick dialing of selected numbers.

King Cobra

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The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. This species is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length up to 18.5 to 18.8 ft. Despite the word “cobra” in its common name, this snake is not a member of the Naja genus, which contains most cobra species, but the sole member of its own genus. It preys chiefly on other snakes and occasionally on some other vertebrates, such as lizards and rodents. The king cobra is considered to be a dangerous snake and has a fearsome reputation in its range, although it typically avoids confrontation with humans if possible. It is also considered culturally significant and has many superstitions around it.

A king cobra, like other snakes, receives chemical information via its forked tongue, which picks up scent particles and transfers them to a special sensory receptor located in the roof of its mouth. This is akin to the human sense of smell. When the scent of a meal is detected, the snake flicks its tongue to gauge the prey’s location; it also uses its keen eyesight, intelligence, and sensitivity to earth-borne vibration to track its prey. Following envenomation, the king cobra will begin to swallow its struggling prey while its toxins begin the digestion of its victim. King cobras, like all snakes, have flexible jaws. The jaw bones are connected by pliable ligaments, enabling the lower jaw bones to move independently. This allows the king cobra to swallow its prey whole, as well as letting it swallow prey much larger than its head. King cobras are able to hunt throughout the day, and it is rarely seen at night, leading most herpetologists to classify it as a diurnalspecies.

Michael Jordan

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. He played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels’ national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness“. He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a “three-peat”. Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards. Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments include five Most Valuable Player Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Gameappearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Among his numerous accomplishments, Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press’s list of athletes of the century. He is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame – in 2009 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team (“The Dream Team”).

Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature filmSpace Jam as himself. In 2006, he became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the then-Charlotte Bobcats, buying controlling interest in 2010.

DONDO DA SUPERMAN

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Danil “Dendi” Ishutin is a professional DotA player on Natus Vincere. Well known for his solo mid skills, he is regarded as one of the most creative players in the scene today, and is renowned for his unorthodox play style and unconventional skill and item builds. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Dendi got an early start with competitive gaming in net cafes when his older brother married, moved out and took the family’s PC with him. Dabbling with Counter-Strike first, he soon found Warcraft 3 where he played in local tournaments and built a love for the competition and a thirst to be the best. Though he was quite successful in Warcraft 3 and even won a few local championships in Lviv, he knew he had found his calling when he stumbled upon DotA. He picked up the game quickly and played it almost exclusively over the next few months. Beginning with learning only supports, he practiced heavily and was quickly vouched to the IHCS1 league and soon created his own team for tournaments in Lviv. After he led his team to a championship in Kiev, he was drafted by a team called “Wolker.Gaming” and began his professional career at 17. Dendi started playing professionally with WG in 2006. He was a part of the Ukraine squad that finished third in MYM Prime Nations the same year, and only a few months later WG made it to the grand final of one of the most prestigious tournaments that existed at the time; MYM Prime Defending. When Kingsurf.international merged with WG the next year he became a full-time member of Ks.int. In late 2008 he joined DTS early on in their history, only to return to Ks.int in March 2009. Only three months later he went back to DTS where they secured a second place victory at ESWC 2010, at the end of the year, Dendi achieved arguably the greatest success in his DotA career by getting a 3rd place finish in the most stacked tournament at the time, WDC 2010. Dendi joined Natus Vincere at the end of 2010. Dendi started his Dota 2 career with Na’Vi when they gained fame by winning The International 2011. After that Na`Vi continued to dominate and took a lot of tournaments in 2011 and 2012, mostly due to the stability of their roster compared to other teams.

Tinker

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Boush the Tinker is a ranged intelligence Hero who relies heavily on his assortment of nukes for ganking and pushing. While he does have rather low stat gain, he is able to reset the cooldown on his abilities, which in conjunction with Boots of Travel gives Tinker global mobility rivaled only by Nature’s Prophet, which combined with his two high damage nukes, Laser & Heat-Seeking Missile make him a constant threat. Tinker abilities’ mana costs are very high, however thanks to his ultimate Rearm, and Boots of Travel, Tinker can simply to go back to base to refill health and mana, Rearm and go back to the lane to push or gank once more. Acquiring said boots early with a level advantage is key to success, considering he is lackluster without them. With the right item, mana management, and ability management, there is little that stands in the way of this hero. This hero has four abilities. First, the Laser, it fires an intense energy beam, dealing damage and blinding the target for 3 seconds, causing it to miss all physical attacks. Second, the Heat-Seeking Missile that launches a pair of rockets at the nearest visible enemy heroes within 2500 range. Third, the March of the Machines that enlists an army of robotic minions to destroy enemy units in an area around Tinker. Lastly, the Rearm that resets the cooldown on most of Tinker’s items and abilities, this skill is channeling.