Outgoing Twitter CEO explains he didn’t want to be a lame duck

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Fortune

Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who revealed late Thursday his plans to step down, insisted his departure had nothing to do with the company’s disappointing financial performance. Rather, he said it was just time to go and that leaving without a full-time replacement – a telltale sign of trouble – was for the best.

“The scrutiny of the company would intensify if I remained CEO while the search process takes place,” Costolo said on a conference call.

He’s right about the scrutiny. Investors have been agitating against his leadership and the company’s direction for some time. Twitter’s outsized profile as an online bulletin board is in stark contrast to Twitter, the underwhelming business.

Although the company has 302 million monthly active users, an 18% increase over last year, that pace of growth is short of investor expectations. As Fortune’s Erin Griffith reported earlier this year, Costolo has been pushing…

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Tips for Hibernating a Motorcycle During Winter by SharkMotorcycleAudio

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Motorcycle storage, especially during the winter season, is a headache for every household. During this period, the weather gets colder and as a result riding time slowly decreases. The best thing you must do to keep your motorcycle in top shape during the winter season is to store it. You don’t just push it into the garage and dump it there. You must prepare it before you think of storage. Below are some steps to get your motorcycle ready for storage over the winter.

Step 1: Fill Your Motorcycle’s Fuel Tank and Add Fuel Stabilizer.

Unused fuel in a motorcycle tank gets old when it is left unattended for long. It starts to clog up the carburetor causing problems next time you try to start your bike. Before you put your bike for storage, you will need to add a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank. A fuel stabilizer slows down the aging motorcycle fuel. It does this by reducing the moisture in your gas tank.

Step 2: Purchase a Battery Tender And Place It On Your Motorcycle

From personal experience, a battery tender is necessary if you are planning to store your motorcycle for a week or more. If you fail to place a battery tender on your motorcycle, after a month or so, your motorcycle battery will die, and you will need to replace it. If you are purchasing the cheapest battery tender from Shark Motorcycle Audio, you better place it up on your battery because it will be dead quick.

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Step 3: Clean Your Motorcycle before Storage

You will need to clean up your motorcycle before you store it. If you fail to do it, fresh dirt will harden up over time, and you’ll find it hard to clean it off. You will also need to rinse off moisture from every part to prevent them from rusting. To remove this moisture, you will need to apply chrome polish to chrome and wax to any part that has been painted. Then, you will need to use a degreaser machine to clean grease and oil from the outside of the gas engine.

Step 4: Start Your Bike regularly

Remember to start your bike for at least ten minutes every week of the winter period. Just start it up and leave it to run for at least five minutes. Frankly speaking, throughout my entire riding years, I have been doing this during the winter period, and I haven’t had any single problem. You may not have time to start your motorcycle every week of the winter time, but remember doing so will save you a lot of money if the engine knocks.

Conclusion

That’s it. You will need to follow these motorcycle winterization steps when you are preparing your motorcycle for storage. You can do the first two steps in less than one hour. For the third step, motorcycle cleaning, it depends on the extent of dirt in your motorcycle. It can take you longer or less. The fourth step is a continuous procedure that you’ll need to do until spring is near.

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New Google Doodle Honors First American Woman in Space, Sally Ride

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TIME

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride made history when she became the first American woman in space. On Tuesday, Google honored what would have been her 64th birthday with an animated Google Doodle.

Ride was born in Los Angeles on May 26, 1951. While finishing her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1977, she applied to join NASA and was among one of six women selected to be astronaut candidates.

At the age of 32, Ride became the first American woman in space while on board the Challenger space shuttle. She made another mission into orbit the following year, also on board Challenger.

Ride’s partner Tam O’Shaughnessy wrote in a blog post that while in space Ride “realized how important it is for all of us to take care of our fragile home in space, and became an environmentalist.”

After leaving NASA, Ride became the director of the California…

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Riding Motorcycle with Your Favorite Music

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If you riding a bike with your music and you are tired with earplugs plugged. Mount the speakers to the handlebars on your motorcycle using the supplied mounts the amp under the seat, removed the toolbox and put a small piece of wood flooring and listen your favorite music with FM Radio as well.

When you are going on the highway with your Motorcycle music, rock everyone with your favorite music. Shark Motorcycle audio or motorcycle speakers will give you prefect experience and it’s just for your own musical beats.

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If you are buying audio equipment then use PMPO (Peak Music Power Output) also, Shark Motorcycle audio systems come in many different wattage and sizes.

Shark motorcycle speakers are light weight and easy to install on your bike. They are 100% water proof. Remote controls let you freely shuffle songs on your FM radio which comes with a huge lit up display.

Riding Motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car so every motorcycle rider should have first priority to be safe riding you can avoid the accident with understand the rules of the road and wear safety.

Get your own today and sit back and enjoy your motorcycle ride.

Wireless Home Monitoring and Security System

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PLEASE NOTE THE VHS200 JUST IT INCLUDES A EXTRA door/window sensor set. Control, monitor and protect your home with your smartphone and the most advanced wireless monitoring and security system from the world’s leading name in security.

Viper – Wireless Home Monitoring and Security System 

The Viper home represents a new way to do home security from the leading brand in security. It’s a “do-it-yourself” system that is powerful yet easy to install, and that you can access anywhere with your smartphone.

How It Works

The starter kit includes a central hub (with backup battery), a motion sensor, and qty 2 door/window sensor set. Simply connect the hub to your home router, register on the Viper website and install the sensors. Download and log in to the ViperConnect Read More..

Tips for Safe MOTORCYCLE Riding

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Motorcycles are frequently found on our roads, especially during the warmer months of the year. With the high price of fuel, it isn’t surprising that the number of motorcycle riders out there is significantly on the rise. It is everyone’s job to do all they can to prevent motorcycle accidents from happening. What can you do while you are on the road to prevent them?

For motorcycle riders, Make sure that you always wear the proper safety gear. Don’t exceed the posted speed limit or ride your bike in adverse weather conditions. If you aren’t confident of your riding abilities or if you are riding with Motorcycle speakers then don’t take that motorcycle onto a street that is busy or onto a highway or interstate. Doing so will only put yourself and others at risk of an accident. Always make sure everything on the motorcycle is in excellent working condition and that you can safely reach all of the necessary controls on the bike.

You should avoid drinking and driving for anyone behind the wheel of a vehicle, and that includes a motorcycle. Unfortunately, there are numerous motorcycle accidents that involve the bike operating consuming alcohol. Motorcycle operators have the responsibility of watching all the other vehicles on the road. Many vehicle operators don’t stop to consider a motorcycle may be behind them or in a blind spot. You always have to be on top of such issues as you are riding. Make sure your motorcycle is has everything it needs to be operational at night. This includes a working headlight.
Experienced motorcycle riders are less likely to have an accident. This is because they understand the rules of the road in greater detail. They are also more relaxed as they are enjoying cruising on their motorcycle. However, a seasoned motorcycle operator can still end up in an accident if they aren’t paying attention. Always keep an eye on obstacles that may be in the road ahead of you. While most vehicles can run over a board or other debris without problem, it can be a major threat to a motorcycle.