Teen tech

Odus Savings

Hello, and welcome to our website.

We are team Odus, and we are working on developing a financial app for the teentech competition taking place in Spring 2016

We have created this website as a way to share our ideas and progress towards this project.

Feel free to leave any feedback for us, as it will be greatly appreciated

Thank you

Team Odus

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Love is like

Life through Naked lens

I have always been average with poetry but going through my school notebook i came across few lines written on love .

Love is…the struggle of  trying to hold a shooting star.

Dreaming , Dreaming, Dreaming and time is no bar.

Love is..clasping a hot mug on a cold winter night, warming your inner even you don’t know why.

Love is finding a reason for everything i do, roaming the earth and coming back to you.

Love is..the craziness to jump off a cliff just because i get to hold you tight, falling on my knees and losing all my might.

Love is looking for a pair of eyes in a room full of crowd, see them looking back the jitters settle down.

Love is finding stupid reasons to cry and millions reasons to smile.<3″


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To solve city’s overcrowded subway problem, think outside the train

A quick and effective fix for subway woes: more, better buses

As daily riders of the New York City subway system know, there simply is not very much space left underground. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has seen annual subway ridership increase by 158 million since 2010 and by 381 million since 2000. In the mid-1990s, average weekday ridership hovered around 3.6 million; today it’s 5.6 million, and the subways routinely see 6 million passengers in a day. Yet in that time, the MTA has opened just one new subway station.

From L trains that remain crowded well into late evening to E and F trains underneath Queens Boulevard packed with commuters until 9:30 or 10 every morning, the city is suffering from a subway capacity crisis. Straphangers have to let multiple trains go by before a sliver of space opens up.

To combat the great subway squeeze, the MTA has few tricks up its sleeve. Ongoing work to install communications-based train control on the No. 7 line should allow the MTA to run a few more trains from Queens in the morning, and power upgrades that accompany the looming L train shutdown will eventually add a handful of rush-hour trips to the perennially packed Brooklyn line. Once the Second Avenue subway opens later this year, passengers on a small stretch of the Lexington Avenue line will have new subway options to ease the crowding, but years behind schedule and at a prohibitive $2.7 billion a mile.

The list of problems facing the subway system is lengthy, and options for improvement are few and expensive.

That’s where buses come in. By investing in better bus routing and better bus infrastructure, the city could almost immediately move more people into and out of job centers without spending billions. By creating dedicated bus lanes over popular routes—even those that mirror subway lines—instituting more pre-boarding fare payment systems to reduce the time buses wait as riders slowly dip their MetroCards, and giving buses priority over single-occupancy vehicles, the MTA can make buses more appealing and give New Yorkers more transit options. Why not turn a pair of Manhattan avenues into dedicated bus-only thoroughfares?

New York City’s buses carry over 2 million riders per weekday, but they are often the invisible transit option, a slow-moving, hulking system of incomprehensible routes that do not always connect jobs with homes. If New York wants to expand transit capacity now—and not in 10 or 20 years—it is time to take buses seriously. They may not be sexy, but they work.

Benjamin Kabak, Second Ave. Sagas, Crains New York

The Pin Tumbler Lock

The Inspiration Shots

iPhoneOgraphy – 11 May 2016 (Day 132/366)

The pin tumbler lock (or Yale lock, after lock manufacturers Yale) is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. Pin tumblers are most commonly employed in cylinder locks, but may also be found in tubular pin tumbler locks (also known as radial locks or ace locks).

The first tumbler lock was found in the ruins of the Palace of Khorsabad in Iraq. Basic principles of the pin tumbler lock may date as far back as 4000 BC in Egypt; the lock consisted of a wooden post affixed to the door, and a horizontal bolt that slid into the post. The bolt had vertical openings into which a set of pins fitted. These could be lifted, using a key, to a sufficient height to allow the bolt to move and unlock the…

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File this under “Good to Know”

Micki Allen

One of the ugliest phrases in the English language is “Rumor has it…” Rumors can kill friendships, careers, and reputations. In fact, rumors can kill the human spirit; unfortunately, we females usually tend to be on the fuzzy end of this particular lollipop. If ever you have the opportunity to be the person who stops a rumor in its tracks, just turn it off and shut it down. We gals have to stick together.


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