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Vaporizers are often used within the smoking culture as a way to create steam from a concauction of herbs and water. Their popularity arises from their ability to remove harmful elements bu turning chemicals in the smoke into vapour before they reach a certain temperature. Without vaporizers, those temperatures can reach more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. It isn’t essential to use vaporizers for smoking herbs
, but many purists swear by them and won’t use anything else. Vaporizers are available in very simple, inexpensive versions or expensive, more complex versions. If you want t o use one as part of your smoking experience, choose the type that best suits your budget and needs.
Some of the simplest versions of smoking vaporizers utilize a lighter as a heat source and are very inexpensive. You can also find vaporizers that use electrical heating elements or electronic temperature control, each
with a higher price tag than the previous type. High end smoking vaporizers can cost into the several hundreds of dollars. Many smoking purists like to use the more elaborate and expensive vaporizers to get the very best effect possible whe n smoking. Vaporizers are often grouped into how they go about heating the herbs. The two methods used are convection or conduction.
Vaporizers that use convection heating use hot air that is passed over the herbs to heat them up quickly. The actual herbs never come into contact with a heating element when convection h
eating is used for vaporizers. With conduction heating, the herbs are placed onto a hot surface such as a metal plate, then heated up to release the active constituents of the herbs. Convection style vaporizers are generally thought of as superior because the direct heat of conduction vaporizers can cause the herbs to burn during the process.
The types of hoses used in vaporizers for delivery of the smoke can also vary. Some vaporizers use different grades of plastic hose, while others use silicone hoses. The extraction chamber of vaporizers can also vary, with some using glass and some using metal. The way the vapor is delivered to your lungs from vaporizers is another aspect that is different with different types of vaporizers. Basically, the vapor is going to be delivered through a stored vapor method or a direct lung method.
If you’re using vaporizers that use the stored vapor method, you use the vaporizer as normal and the vapor is stored in a bag or glass dome as it’s created. Then, you have vapor, ready to
go when you need it. The direct lung method in vaporizers doesn’t store the vapor at all, instead sending it directly to your lungs as it is heated. You’ll likely get more volume through the direct lung method, and a cleaner and fresher taste, as the vapor hasn’t been sitting for any length of time. Whichever type of vaporizers you prefer, follow the direction properly to ensure the cleanest possible burn and greatest effect.
If you are involved in the smoking culture, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is what type of pipe to use. For some people, the exact kind of pipe they use doesn’t really factor into the overall experience, but for others only a certain kind will do. There are a handful of different smoking pipes that are commonly used to smoke herbs, and
although each one will ultimately burn the herbs and deliver the smoke, many people gravitate toward one specific type.
Glass is a common material used for smoking pipes that many people prefer over all other types. Glass pipes don’t leave an aftertaste when the herbs are burnt, which is a complaint of many smokers who use other types of pipes. Glass pipes also make it possible to see inside so you always know how much is left. For smokers who aren’t fans of the heat, a glass pipe won’t heat up as quickly or become as hot as other types of smoking pipes. For those who aren’t sold on glass smoking pipes, there is always ceramic, metal or wood. These three options aren’t as popular as glass smoking pipes, but they will certainly get the job done and are even preferred by some smokers.
Sometimes, situations dictate that your smoking pipe should not be recognizable as a pipe, and for these occasions an incognito pipe is preferable. Incognito smoking pipes may be made from a section of plastic or piping, and aren’t in the shape of a traditional pipe. Some smokers become quite skilled at crafting incognito smoking pipes, as they are often at events or venues where a standard pipe can’t go. For those who prefer a more elaborate smoking session, a hookah or bong may be used. Some people may not consider these smoking pipes, but they are still vessels that burn herbs and deliver the smoke. A bong can be purchased or made out of materials that
allow for a bowl and stem to deliver the smoke. A hookah is generally a glass water pipe with a bowl and hose to deliver the smoke. Some hookahs are set up with multiple hoses so more than one person can smoke at the same time.
Smoking pipes vary in size, shape and performance, and the pipe you ultimately use will depend on which one gives you the most enjoyable experience. Some people will prefer to keep a variety of different smoking pipes on hand to suit their mood on any given day, while others will always use the same kind regardless of any other factors.
Take the time to experiment with different smoking pipes to see if you like the smoke hotter, cooler, smooth or even a little rough. No one pipe will appeal to every smoker and no rules apply to which one you should use. It’s more a matter of going with the flow and with what makes you happy, which is probably why you got involved in the smoking culture to begin with.
Hookah pipes or the “hubble bubble”, were first designed in Persia in the sixteenth century, and have been known by many different names over the globe. In Arabic water pipes are called the shisah or nargeela. In Eastern Europe it is called the lula, sometimes the lulava. Nargeela or nargilah is derived from the Sanskrit word for coconut, Narikela. Many have surmised that the original devices may have been made out of coconut shells.
The Indian term for the water pipe, “hookah” has become the English word as well. This is largely the result of the Raj during British colonial times when Britain occupied the Indian sub-continent and disseminated Indian culture across the world.
is make up of several parts. The bowl occupies the top of the water pipe and may be made of clay, marble or some other non flammable, heat resistant material. The tobacco or other material is placed in the bowl with some sort of metal or glass screen dividing the substance to be smoked from heat source which is traditionally hot coals. This design is meant to vaporize the tar in the material rath er than burning it.
A windscreen around the bowl is also common. Usually with air holes, it is meant to limit the amount of oxygen getting to the coals and tobacco so that it is not consumed too quickly or allowed to get too hot.
In order t
o actually draw smoke from the device, a hose is attached to the pipe with a woo d or perhaps a brass mouth piece. In some public smoking facilities, plastic may be used for the mouth pieces and several hoses may be attached to facilitate communal smoking.
The water jar, the base and raison d’etre of the water pipe serves to cool and humidify the smoke for easy consumption. The water jar, typically made of glass, but of other substances as well can be filled with water, fruit juice or some combination of water, mint leaves or fruit to add flavor to the smoke and to increase enjoyment of the smoking experience.
Finally the purge valve, consisting of a ball bearing enclosed by a knurled, threaded ring is positioned to allow sta
le smoke from inattention to be released from the water jar.
To operate this type of water pipe, the jar is filled with water up to the base tube, but without submerging it deeply enough to make it difficult to pull air through. Tobacco and coals are placed in the bowl and the smoker draws on the hose which creates a vacuum in the body of the pipe, pulling smoke down into the water where it is cooled, humidified and sometimes flavored.
Hookah smoking with hookah pipes is very common throughout the Arab world. In Syria for example, one can be found on nearly every corner. It is not uncommon for women or even on-duty police to stop and socialize around the hookah throughout the day. A gathering place for socializing, people may enjoy a game of backgammon or cards while sipping tea and pulling off the water pipe.
MMPORG Internet Sites Are Exploding
(PRWEB) April 2, 2006
— One MMPORG RuneScape, which plans to have more than 850,000 paid subscribers by the end of 2006 and millions more free players, seems to have players hooked.
On RuneScape, players can achieve high-level combat skills in three different ways, which is through magick, archery or weaponry. The game also offers other unique skills such as cooking, fishing, farming and many more beyond imagination.
GP or gold pieces are the standard RuneScape currency, used for buying and selling goods within the game. It goes against the rules of the game to use real money to purchase any game item.
Players learn leadership skills, meeting and making friends from all around the world, by involving themselves in Clans and player groups that exist within the game. Beyond the skills and the friendships, there lies strong relationships, some are sworn brotherhood and sisterhood, others love and marriage.
This is what had made this game so interesting. RuneScape has become a dating site, providing daily a virtual spot for couples to meet and share their love. It is not surprising to see players with such usernames as IbelongtoJay or JaybelongtoJoy. Although it is a perfect spot for dates, adult players are restricted how they can express themselves freely in the game. This is due to the rules set up to protect the younger age group of players in the game and it has motivated Adults ups to set up independent RuneScape chat forums. One such a place is http://www.gaiacircle.com
At http://www.gaiacircle.com mature adult players gather to continue their love for the game through constant group discussions as well as finding friends and partners. It is a place where adult players can meet without offending the younger generation of RuneScape players. The site features photo rating, private messaging and public forums.
As you can see MMPORG sites are exploding right now and the simple reason is they provide something for everyone.
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Internet Offers Biggest Tarot Revolution In Over 280 Years
(PRWEB) April 26, 2006
Tarot, one of the oldest and most widely used divination arts, has traditionally been seen as hard to master. Now a revolutionary internet based multimedia course has changed all that, opening up the world of fortune-telling to anyone with a web browser.
Tarot – a seem
ingly simple deck of 78 picture cards – has always had an unfairly dark image. An image that’s certainly not been helped by Hollywood, whose films generally portray the tarot reader as a hunchbacked old woman sitting in a darkened room, dishing out warnings of impending doom or even death, to terrified individuals who cross her pa lm with silver.
In fact, tarot is one of the most widely used methods of divination – of answering questions about the future. It’s power lies within its complexity. There are 78 cards, each with a picture symbolising their meaning.But those meanings change depending on where each card is drawn during a tarot reading. And there are lots of different ways of drawing the cards, multiplying the possibilites exponentially.
No wonder the tarot has always been the domain of those who have been able to dedicate huge amounts of time to learning its intricacies.
But all that is about to change. Tarot is moving into
the internet age. And it’s doing so in style – multimedia style – with the launch of the world’s first, and only, video tarot course.
Author James Steem takes up the story:
“I’ve been teaching people tarot for years. It’s always the same. The people I teach start of by believing that the cards are difficult to learn.
Most of them have already tried. But when I sit down and show them how tarot works, one on one, they pick it up very quickly.”
“Having previously worked on another very successful internet project, I decided the time was right to move tarot to the web. Using the latest technology, I created a complete tarot video tutorial set,
and made it available for instant viewing through a web browser.”
Steem says that the great
advantage of his video tutorials is that he can explain the art of tarot reading to anyone anywhere in the world, just as if he were sitting next to them.
“I take each card, and on the screen, draw on the card actually showing people the hidden meanings in each picture. In the later videos, I demonstrate how to perform tarot readings. There’s a world of difference between reading about a subject, and actually seeing it done. The internet makes it possible to take an ancient subject and teach it in new ways to anyone in the world with an internet connection. It truly is a revolution!”
Jame Steem’s Tarot by Video course comprises thirteen videos that can be viewed instantly on-line. It also includes a full set of workbooks, and additional background material.
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Hookah pipes, also sometimes referred to as water pipes, are glass based instruments which are used for smoking tobacco
mixes. They are either multi or single stemmed and feature a large base which is filled partially with clean water. The devices are fairly popular in the United States, Middle East, Australia, and Great Britain and their usage can be trace d back to the fifteen hundreds. And though smoking hookah is historically considered a long standing tradition, they are growing increasingly popular among college and grad school students.
The device can be traced back hundreds of years to North Western India and was reportedly invented by a professional Iranian physician there. After the European explorers introduced tobacco to the country the physician, Abu’l-Fath Gilani envisioned an elaborate device which would allow Indian Noblemen to smoke their tobacco through water so that they could be sure it was purified. He designed the glass blown contraption and it soon became extremely popular among gentry and aristocrats, who considered it a major status symbol.
Throughout the Arab world, smoking with hookahs is a major part of the tradition and culture. Social smoking is a popular hobby in which people, whether they’re attending a party or other social gathering, share the prepared tobacco together via one of the hookah’s hoses until it all runs out. If a single stemmed device is used the participants use personal mouthpieces when it is their turn to prevent the inevitable sharing of germs.
In the United States they became well known throughout the 60s and 70s as an efficient way to ingest flavored tobacco. Their growth has stayed constant there mostly thanks to America’s introduction of strict anti tobacco laws in public venues.
Businesses such as hookah bars provide a place where customers can get together and they are mostly exempt from these smoking laws thanks to permits they are eligible for. These types of cafes are especially popular near and on campuses and they are also very famous for their casual atmospheres and large menus of flavored tobaccos.
The contraptions feature of a number of important features such as a hose, bowl, windscreen, and purge valve. The bowls, also known as heads, are generally made out of ceramic or fired clay and sit on top of the device. They are used for
encasing the tobacco coal during the smoke and usually feature a little aluminum windscreen which keeps the smokables from blowing out and safe from debris.
The hoses are slender and flexible pieces that attach to the device’s base. They allow the utilizer to draw out the smoke from a distance, roughly two to three feet, and ensure that the hot smoke is cooled down enough before it reaches their lips. The base or water jar of the hookah is the largest and most recognizable part of the device. It holds the necessary water, which the smoke is passed through before reaching the hoses.
Many, particularly newer ones, also come with small purge valves that sit on the side the water jar and are used to purge used air from the compartment.