How to Become A Clickbank Super Affiliate

Making money through affiliate marketing is one of the most rewarding careers one could ever have. What’s good about this business is that anyone can join and make their way to success. Affiliate marketing has been known to be cost-efficient, assessable method of conveying long-term results. In fact, you can start even with a shoe string budget. And with affiliate marketing, you can have the benefit of working from home and enjoying the freedom and…

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Is an MBA “worth it”?

I decided to do a quick post on the value of MBA degrees while I am working on my “ants” article. If you look at the bottom line: If you are already doing better than most of your peers by 20% or so (in terms of salary), you likely will not benefit financially even if you get into a top school.  If you don’t get into a top school, say a top 50 school or an online…

"Is an MBA “worth it”?"

The Singularity is a Cool Idea but Probably Not Near..

There’s an interesting article in the Technology Review by MIT, written by Paul Allen regarding the Singularity concept.  The gist of the article is that the Singularity is, in fact, not so near because some of the breakthroughs required to bring machines up to super human level intelligence do not follow an exponential growth rate.  I think this is a fair criticism, especially regarding replicating consciousness.  Although, Ray Kurzweil (creator of the Singularity concept) does address the software issue…

"The Singularity is a Cool Idea but Probably Not Near.."

Acer announces C110 and K330 portable projectors in India

  Acer India announced two DLP pico chipset based portable projectors, a pocket sized C110 and the first LED pico projector K330. C110 is a cheap one yet bundles itself with some unique features. This tiny projector weighs just about 175 g and can easily be carried along in pocket. It has just one input, and that’s a USB 2.0 port through which you can connect it to a notebook or tablet (Windows/Android tabs). It…

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What are Limit Switches

 What are Limit Switches? Limit Switch are basic switches that have been encased to protect them from external forces, water, oil, and dirt. Many models are available, such as those resistant to head, cold, or corrosion, as well as high-precision models. Limit Switches A Limit Switch is enclosed in a case to protect a built-in basic switch from external force, water, oil, gas, and dust. Limit Switches are made to be particularly suited for applications that require…

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Car Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Are more and more car accidents all over the world caused by cell phones? People talking on the phone, text, browse, or check their e-mails while driving. As a result of this, they do not keep both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. They are more prone to accidents if they have this. Fortunately, Samsung has a phone that will prevent such accidents happens. They did this with the Samsung Galaxy…

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Differences Between The Samsung Fascinate vs. iPhone 4

  It’s about time the iPhone 4 has a worthy competitor in the expanding mainstream phone market, and that alternative is called the Samsung Fascinate. But does this newcomer compare to the classic groundbreaking technological capabilities that we saw in the iPhone 4? What about design, user friendliness, and most of all performance? Are there any ways in which the Samsung Fascinate outperforms the iPhone 4? Is there really any competition here? Just like the…

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Ratio Detector Circuit for FM Demodulation

  This view is not far from wrong because the operation of FM detectors is widely regarded as mysterious. The ratio detector to find out how it works, without going deeply into the theory at this point, or studying other forms of FM detector that are also used, and somewhat similar are covered here. To give an output voltage that is proportional to the deviation from the center frequency is necessary, a much more difficult…

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How to Read online articles Later or Offline in Windows 8.1

I figured out some awesome stuff from my friend’s windows 8.1 Notebook, where it took her little more time to understand and get familiar with Windows 8, as previously she used Windows XP PC. But I really love Windows 8.1 even though it’s somewhat confusing for others. One of the great features is the Metro Apps, which were preloaded with some efficient apps, is the ‘Reading List’. This app lets you to save online articles…

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HVAC Coordination Drawings

Coordination drawings are the insurance to the HVAC design engineer that the contractor has a well thought out plan for the installation of all the specified HVAC equipment in locations that allows all the above ceiling systems to work correctly. Whew, what a mouth full! What this means is that the routing and installation locations of the above ceiling systems do not conflict with the routing and installation of all the other systems such as…

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Mechanical Engineering Salary and Factors Affecting It

Mechanical Engineers can be found in different professional fields as they are known to be highly trained professionals who offer their service with respect to different methodologies that they are trained for. They are known to work with different kinds of machines that use power and are either involved with transmission or production of something. They design tools that are used by other engineers and in most cases they also work as part of teams…

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Without 10 Smartest Android Apps Your Phone isnt Smart

Without 10 Smartest Android Apps, Your Phone isn’t Smart! If you want to be smart as like as your smart phone, this post is only for you. Do your daily works smartly by the help of your Smart Phone. Users always prefer Android Phone for this. According to your demand, we are going to inform you with 10 smartest android apps. These apps will save Your Time, Force Your Work and Organize Your Life. Google…

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Torrentz2eu has brought Torrentz to life again

  As if the news of shutting down of Kickass Torrent was not enough to create a chaos among the Torrent lovers that soon it was announced that Torrentz.eu is also coming to a halt. In amidst of all kinds of drama happening on Internet regarding the Torrents, Kickass Torrent was brought back to life and soon Torrentz.eu followed the path. Torrentz.eu sprung back to being online in the form of a clone site (just…

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How to put my iPhone in DFU mode

Your iPhone was blocked and only the apple symbol appears on your screen? Have you put in recovery mode and still act? You’ve probably heard that the best solution to these problems is to put your iPhone in DFU mode, but what is it? The Device Firmware Update mode allows you to connect the handset with iTunes without having to go through the iBoot boot loader and therefore does not load the original iOS version. This method…

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How to Recycle A Used Cellphone

The average lifespan of a mobile phone is estimated at 24 months, then there is a need to replace it with a newer and more efficient. This practice inevitably leads to accumulating technological devices used in some remote corner of your own home and forget them there, without thinking, however, that should be properly recycled or disposed of in accordance with the procedures laid down by law, the Ministerial Decree n. 65 of 8 March…

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Un-Hackable Operating System From Linux

Tails Os: The Amnesic Incognito Live System Linux’s Tails operation system have been recently,renowned for being the best and topmost secured operating system among experts. Most of the spynetworks,hackers and cyber experts are now turning to this version of Linux. Features of Tails OS: Built in online anonymity Built in Tor browser with super anonymous browsing Best ad blocker: built in adblockplus Best java-flash blocker: built in Noscript Built in encrypted email and chat Built in…

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Gaming In The Workplace

Technology at its best and worst The workplace for most can be a very tedious place. I mean we can’t all be baseball players, video game testers, or movie stars. No, for most of us, work consists of sitting at a desk, and punching away at a keyboard. According to Margaret Robertson of BBC, the tedium of work could be changing, and video games might be the cause. In Robertson’s article, she talks about how…

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WhatsApp is finally rolls out the much-awaited video calling feature in Android iOS and Windows

WhatsApp is finally rolling out the much-awaited video calling feature in the stable version of its Android, iOS, and Windows Phone applications. Till now, this was only available to selected users running the beta build of the popular messaging app. The Facebook-owned company aims to use its massive over 1 billion user base to compete with video chatting apps like Skype, FaceTime, Viber, newly launched Google Duo, LINE and even the social media giant’s Messenger. The…

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has been seemingly the most foreseen graphics card of this year. The 1080 arrangement is Nvidia’s top-end GPU for gamers, and the current year’s cycle even outpaces the Titan X in a few respects. Valued at $699 or £699 (about AU$930) – the same as the pre-marked down Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 – this card offers staggering execution that is frequently equivalent to the Titan X. Past being Nvidia’s…

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How To Install Jelly Bean 4.2 On Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is probably the creative as well as most recent custom-made rom about install jelly bean 4.2 on samsung galaxy y device. That converts ones android 2.3.6 on your Samsung device for you to install jelly bean 4.2 on samsung galaxy y. What’s more, it enhances the appearance and feel of your mobile phone. Thanks to S5360 custom ROM about install jelly bean 4.2 on samsung galaxy y, you can now update your Galaxy Y to install jelly bean 4.2 on samsung galaxy y.…

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5 MacOS Sierra Hidden Features You Should Know About

Apple has finally refreshed its operating system for their Mac computers and renamed it to macOS. The latest version of macOS is the macOS Sierra and it brings so many new things to the table apart from a new name. In this post we will look at some of the best 5 hidden features of macOS Sierra that will prove themselves to be useful to you. No More Find tabs as a browser With MacOS…

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Purchasing a New Hard Disk? Heres Why You Should Go for a SSD

  A Solid State Drive (SDD) stays a standout amongst the most huge methods for giving your PC and tablet a gigantic execution support. Furthermore, there’s no time like the present to move up to one, because of low costs for SSDs. What makes the SSDs so speedier? SSDs are similar to Ferraris. They work quick in light of the fact that dissimilar to typical hard circles, they have no moving parts like a turning…

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How to Use Your Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate

There are many people who want to use their nest eggs to invest – to create a larger nest egg or an ongoing stream of income… or both.  Unfortunately, with many retirement plans, you get penalized when you withdraw funds.  Not to mention that you reduce the principle amount and thus the amount you can accrue.However, there is a unique retirement account which gives you the benefit of tax deferred savings as well as the…

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Download Install Viber App For Windows 781810 PC Free Apk

Today I am going to tell all of you about how to download as well as install Viber in your windows 8.1, windows 8/7in your personal computer or in your laptops. Viber has many features like we can do free voice calls, we can also share images as well as text freely. There are many other applications available for smartphones such as Wechat, Hike, BBM, Kik, Whatsapp, etc. but this app is not officially made…

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Free Apps that Pay for Themselves

WHAT IS “FREE” REALLY COSTS YOU? Who doesn’t like free stuff? Most people can hardly resist apps and software that are coming for free,especially when it is so easy to download.But did you know “FREE” could cost your cyber security big time? In 2013, it was found that several flashlight apps were being used to spy on smartphone users. These apps are designed by hackers. They were being used to collect personal information such as…

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Kodak SP360 Review – 360 Degree Camera

  Kodak SP360 Is Perfect For Those Who Look For: A great 360 degree video camera with excellent image and video quality. A cool “action camera” with built-in WIFI.Related Products We Recommend Buying:Kodak SP360 Alternatives :Ricoh Theta M15 360 Action cameras are very popular nowdays. It seems like everyone own a GoPro camera (or a cheaper action cams). Most of those sports cam work nice, and the video quality is great. But – the thing is…

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Top 3 GPS Service Providers in India

  What is GPS tracking system? GPS stands for Global Positioning System. The GPS tracking system is use to find out or locate the position and location of any person, device or vehicle to which the GPS system is attached. Also the path is traced out by locating its position at uniform time period. All this data is gets recorded and stored within the system. Finally the data is transmitted to the desired location at…

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UK Government Asks All ISPs to Block Adult Content to Protect Children

  UK government is making a blueprint to come up with radical laws which will compel Internet service providers to block all adult content. Internet users will be able to access pornographic content only when they opt for it. UK Prime Minister David Cameron stressed on the moral duty towards protecting users, especially children from unwanted exposure. Search engines like Google and Bing are already told to make their search results in accordance with family…

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New wearable gadget Near Field Communication NFC Ring

  Rings! It is one of the beautiful accessories which everyone loves to wear whether a girl or boy. Just imagine if the technology relates to your lovable accessory then what new power it can get? John McLear, a UK based innovator, has tried this experiment and created a glittering Ring having certain technique, NFC (near field communication) attached to it. Yes the resultant id NFC Ring. Near-field communication (NFC) is a technique which allows…

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Green Technology – Solar Car Designed by Indian Students

With petrol prices going up every month, it is very important to find an effective alternative energy source for automobiles. There have been various efforts from time to time but no one of them has really been proven effective. Continuing this quest for alternative fuel to Car, some students from Manipal institute of Technology have designed a solar car named as SolarMobile. The car is supposed to be launched in the market in February 2014…

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How to Fix slmgr is Not Recognized as an Internal or External Command

How to Fix Error: slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command If you get error “slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command” after entering slmgr -rearm commandthen something you are doing is wrong. There are many reasons why you are getting this error message. These following reasons may be the reasons why you are getting this error: 1. Check you have type SLMGR -REARM command Correctly.Solution: Type command slmgr…

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How to Encrypt Text to Blank Spaces : Convert Text to Blank Spaces

    Ever wondered if you could encode your text into just blank spaces. By blank spaces I actual mean blank spaces i.e. ASCII 32 in computer encoding term which confirms it’s a blank character. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably interested in doing this. So, let me explain you how to encrypt text to blank spaces using my favorite online tool located at spammimic.com Encoding / Encrypt text to blank spaces Step 1.…

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How To Jailbreak iPhone iPad and Other iOS devices For FREE

What is Jailbreaking ? Jailbreaking is the process by which and iphone firmware is modified to run  unsigned code in order to gain access to files that Apple wouldn’t normally let you access. Jailbreak basically allows you to free your iOS device from Apple’s restrictions to let you install anything you want. Via Jailbreak you add unofficial application installers to your iPhone like Cydia, which let you download many 3rd-party applications that are previously unavailable through app…

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Figure Out How To Take Wonderful Images Quickly And Easily

Digital photography can be a calming, artistic hobby. If you love digital photography, it is possible to see the significance of second issues that you may possibly never ever expertise yet again. Photographs capture more than terms can possibly show. Probably the easiest way to get premium quality pictures is usually to consider lots of pictures, so it’s critical that your camera has a major memory card. If you have a spacious memory card, you…

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Skype Updates Conversation Style Join One By Just Clicking An URL

    Recently, the developers of Skype released a new update for this application that allows anyone to join a conversation even if they don’t have the Skype application installed. All you will need to is to share a unique link with someone via Facebook, WhatsApp, email or whatever other ways you can and anyone who clicks on it will be able to join Skype via the web application. In addition, the user who clicks…

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Minecraft Pocket Edition 0130 Update Reworked UI with Added Rabbits

If you are a Minecraft fan, you’ve probably already played the Minecraft: Pocket Edition that costs 6.99 dollars and can be installed on mobile devices. Since the version 0.12 update, you’ve probably noticed that the game is getting closer and closer to the PC version with all new features that have been added or reworked. However, the developers of Minecraft, don’t stop here, as they are currently working on releasing the Minecraft: Pocket Edition version…

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How to Get the Most Out of Android App Shortcuts

  If your Android device recently updated to 7.1, you might have noticed a particular feature has returned, one that brings new levels of efficiency to the platform. The feature I speak of is application shortcuts. This new addition to Android (originally appearing in the second developer preview of Nougat, only to be pulled before final release) allows you to gain quick access to certain features of your apps, without requiring you to first open…

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OK GOOGLE Voice Commands With New Additions

If you’re too lazy to scroll through your phone options, you can access a list of voice commands on your phone by tapping the mic and saying “What should I do now” or “Show me what you got” App-specific voice commands “Send an  [Allo] message to [will]” (you’ll also have to say “Yes” to send the transcribed message) This same voice command works with WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Hike, Viber and Next Plus and there is a…

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Fix iPhone Storage Full Message With These Simple Steps

“iPhone Storage Full?” Well, don’t worry, no need to curse your iPhone, it’s just to tell you that its time to let go of some old useless stuff stored in your iPhone and make up some additional space. Try out these easy steps to make up space in your iPhone and start collecting new stuff. Find out what’s taking up your space Well, first of all, find out what’s taking up your space so follow…

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Content Extraction for Marketing & Native Advertising

In 2009 I was hired as a digital marketing consultant and brought on to augment the digital product platform for a $6 billion dollar corporation. We had over 340,000 customers and a very aggressive sales force. Our fulfillment department pushed out roughly 17 website a day. Needless to say the key to all of this being successful was how efficient we could be. What we quickly learned was that the longest part of the process…

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Is Bangkok Stuck with Snarling Traffic

In 2013 the BBC gave Bangkok the first slot in its “Monster Traffic Jams” story. This was not breaking news to any locals, expats or tourists. Traffic congestion has been a chronic complaint for decades. Every time the high tides of traffic seem to be abating a little, a new wave of motorists hits the streets to flood the gridlock with yet more vehicles – as was the case in 2011 when the administration of…

"Is Bangkok Stuck with Snarling Traffic"

Tips On What You Should Not Share On Facebook For Safety

Facebook spite of being the world’s largest social network, can also become a place of many dangers, where rumors are disseminated faster than the speed of light, so it is able to provide cyber bulling because unfortunately it is also used by ill-intentioned people who watches his way and interprets itself. Why do you get these tips on things you should never share on Facebook. 1. Problems with your partner Do not post it! It…

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Building a Personal Brand In College

Looking back, I regret that I did not start building my personal brand until after college. I started to build immediately after I graduated, using LinkedIn and eventually my blog to collect my thoughts and present my ideas in an organized and branded format. But man I wish I would have started just a few years earlier. If I had to do it over again here is what I would have done. Made Better Use…

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A Small Business Marketing Decision

Back in the day, the YellowPages was where it was at. If you could get noticed in the book, you were sure to get customers calling. When I was doing consulting, I spent a lot of time with the sales team at directory companies. I heard stories about how small business owners would line-up outside the YP office, waiting to get their ad in the book. Picture black Friday at a Walmart and that is…

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Common C file operations

  C # append files StreamWriter sw = File.AppendText (Server.MapPath (“.”) + “/ MyText.txt”); sw.WriteLine (“test”); sw.WriteLine (“Rochael Zhang”); sw.WriteLine (CSharp learning. “); sw.Flush (); sw.Close (); C # copy file string OrignFile, NewFile; OrignFile = Server.MapPath (“.”) + “/ MyText.txt”; NewFile = Server.MapPath (“.”) + “/ MyTextCopy.txt”; File.Copy (OrignFile, NewFile, true); C # delete the file string delFile = Server.MapPath (“.”) + “/ myTextCopy.txt”; File.Delete (delfile); C # move files string OrignFile, NewFile; OrignFile…

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WindowsXP install Oracle9i two

Environment: WindowsXP Database: Oracle9i One problem: The first installation of Oracle9i in WindowsXP encountered the following error: You may not have the appropriate permissions to create the directory or disk space, unable to create the directory c: …. ” My c drive 4G space, my God! This is it? After careful analysis, I think the temporary folder path is too long, once through the network installation Oracle8i seemed to come across such a mistake. So…

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C Enum Enum Type

1. The most common method public enum Suits { Spades, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, NumSuits } the public void PrintAllSuits () { foreach (string the name in Enum.GetNames (typeof (Suits))) { System.Console.WriteLine (suit); } } / / Z 2012-2-16 17:49:28 PM IS2120 @ alychidesigns.com (2) Extension Methods (more general, more convenient) public static class EnumExtensions { / / /   <Summary> / / / Gets all items for an enum value. / / /   </…

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C members of the different types of default values of the variables field

Transfer from: Create an instance of the class before the constructor is executed, if you do not have the initial value given to the member variables, C # compiler default every member variable is initialized to the default value. If the variables are local variables of the method, the compiler will set a value before the variable, the code must give it displayed. “Use of unassigned local variable” error will occur. In other cases, the…

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DLL files created in VC step Mac

The method steps to create a DLL file in VC Mac Source: Published :2007-11-17 Views: of 2862 passengers Font: [medium and small] Teach you to create a DLL file in VC steps together to learn about, is not very difficult, I believe you will see. Win32 dynamic link library Production steps: (1) the new WIN32 Dynamic-Link Library project, the project called MyDll select A simple DLL project type. (2) The MyDll.h the contents are as…

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How to Query for all User Tables in Oracle Table Name Primary Key Name Indexes Foreign Keys Etc

1, the lookup table for all indexes (including the index name, type, constitute a column): select t. *, i.index_type from user_ind_columns t, user_indexes i where t.index_name = i.index_name and t.table_name = i.table_name and t.table_name = query table 2, the lookup table’s primary key (including name, constitute column): select cu * FROM user_cons_columns the cu user_constraints au where cu.constraint_name = au.constraint_name and au.constraint_type = ‘P’ and au.table_name = table to query 3, the lookup table unique…

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Can You Really Trust A Framework ?

If you are a PHP developer you will probably be pushed by everybody to learn how to use a framework to develop your application. But nobody tells you in a clear way what you’re going to obtain doing this. For every developer who is in this phase of personal growth, this choice is never easy and the main reason is the fear of being conditionated by this link in a bad way. In the journey…

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New Zealand Professor has Autocomplete Nonsense Paper Accepted for Atlanta Physics Conference

It’s tempting to imagine that randomly hitting the autocomplete option a few thousand times would be enough to write a comprehensive academic paper – and many a student has tried. So, for the weariest among us, the news that Professor Christoph Bartneck, from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, received an invitation to speak at the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics in Atlanta by doing just that may offer some hope. It’s…

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Top 5 Female Computer Programmers in The World

Programming is a enthralling career option in today’s world.It has riddle,charm and money provided you do hard work to achieve the best.However it is a male dominant field. We often hear about top 10 programmers,web developers and all of them are males. But now a days we can see many females in this field. If we talk about the first ever female programmer,there is only one name”Ada Lovelace”.”Ada Lovelace” have same status in the world…

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Do Smart Thermostats Save Money

Sometimes you have to take the claims of companies who push their product as “the best” or “money saving” with a grain of salt. So when a smart thermostat company (Nest Learning Thermostat) claimed to save customers hundreds of dollars, I had to investigate.Why You Should Buy a Learning Thermostat I decided to purchase the Nest Thermostat when it went on sale on Amazon in the lead up to the holidays for two reasons: 1.…

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Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Earbuds Review

Audio is already a part of everyone’s lives. Well, you may have known other people who really don’t like audio but there is a small part in them that say that they love having it in their lives. There are some who would like to listen to their favorite songs in the stereo. While others, they would just like to hear it at their own convenience. Before you turn on your radio, insert a cd…

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How to Apply for a US Student Visa in Nigeria

Do you would want to enter the United States of America as a student? Then you must first obtain a visa. You can get a non immigrant visa if you want to stay in the US temporarily or an immigrant visa if you want to remain in the US permanently. Whichever be the case, you MUST have a Student visa to Study in the US. Generally, the course you plan to study and the type…

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Allo Brings Googles Smarts to Messaging

Google first introduced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer convention earlier this 12 months. Duo launched a few month in the past and right this moment it’s Allo’s flip. With Allo, Google is combining every thing it has discovered from its earlier messaging merchandise with the corporate’s machine studying smarts. Certainly, Allo marks the primary time you’ll have the ability to use the Google Assistant, the corporate’s extra conversational model of Google…

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The Digital Camera Guide

It’s time for a digital camera huh? Well, buying one can be more than a little difficult. What types of features should you look for? Well, this guide will tell you that plus get you a little more familiar with what these cameras are capable of. Megapixels When it comes to megapixels, the more the better. I recommend a minimum of 2, but 3 or 4 is great. We did a test to see if…

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Top 10 Popular Torrent Websites of 2017

Below is the list of torrent sites 2017. Torrent websites are platforms where people share their bought software, books, movies, software. Some hackers also develop cracks and keygens for different software and share them through his platform. It is the best place to get all above mention things on unlimited downloading speed. So now the question is how to download torrent? Answer of this question is that we need a torrent client software. UTorrentBitTorrent and…

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How to Design 3D Logos Animation

It’s not just about a beautiful visual layer – although that comes as standard – good design must communicate with clarity and be informed by a creative insight. A great logo is the lifeblood of any successful business. A logo’s design is for immediate recognition, inspiring trust, approval, loyalty and an implied dominance. Customers will start associating your brand name with the logo and it will be memorable part for them to visualize. A great…

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Top 10 Best Laptops

There are many laptops available in market but the thing is about their performance and durability against many kind of technical platform. The laptops are depend on type, processor name, processor speed, platform, ram, weight, screen size, touch screen, graphics card, storage capacity etc. So these are some of the few factors to find the best laptops. It will help you in finding a best laptop for you and will also make you knowledgeable when…

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Yamaha YSP 4300 Review – Best Soundbar

The Yamaha YSP 4300 provides a true, high quality 7.1 surround sound system in an attractive package. The package includes a slim sound bar that projects audio from the room walls. The timing and perceived direction from the Yamaha soundbar YSP 4300 sound is developed by an array of 22 speaks using the best Yamaha soundbar intellibeam technology. Yamaha sound system also provides a wireless connected sub-woofer unit. This delivers a bass with the punch…

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Samsung HW-K360 ZA Soundbar Review

Welcome to our in-depth Samsung HW-K360 ZA Review. The HW-K360 ZA is one of the best soundbars to have emerged in the year 2016 with an incredible performance, outstanding features, and unmatchable specifications. It is officially designed and engineered in the Samsung’s Audio Lab located in sunny California. It is, in fact, a home theater solution as it comes with a subwoofer and powerful Samsung’s rear satellite pair that adds a lot to the overall…

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Torrent Tips and Tricks That You Should Know

If you are not an alien, then you must have using torrents. It was founded by Bram Cochen. It is a network to distribute large amounts of data over the internet. Peer to peer (P2P) file sharing through the Bit torrent network is responsible for about 3.35% of worldwide bandwith. More than one third of internet traffic, and around 2.5 million people use Bit torrent monthly. We use different kinds of torrent clients like uTorrent…

"Torrent Tips and Tricks That You Should Know"

How Will the 5G Connection Change the World ?

  When we wear clothing that connects to the Internet and buy cars without a driver we will need a better Internet connection. For when we wear clothing that connects to the internet, we buy cars without drivers that talk to each other to avoid accidents and use smart trash cans that warn us when they are full, we will need a much better internet connection. That is why the global race to develop 5G,…

"How Will the 5G Connection Change the World ?"

Set Up Minecraft Servers

It is a rage amongst many to set up minecraft servers. If you come across someone talking about online minecraft servers, it is definitely not uncommon. The popularity of minecraft has reached new heights and eventually the minecraft servers are becoming common. There are certain things that you must keep in mind while you look out for free minecraft servers. To begin with, you need to have a decently good memory on your computer. A…

"Set Up Minecraft Servers"

Take Ipad To Edit Your Avi Files

Take Ipad To Edit Your Avi Files iPad is a product being positioned between smartphones and laptops. It just has four buttons which can realize to surf on internet, send and receive E-mails, view e-books, play video and audios, play games and so on. At the beginning when it was released, I wondered about the positioning of this product. For game functions, it is not as good as PSP and PS3. For internet, we have…

"Take Ipad To Edit Your Avi Files"

How to Register Your Own Gmail Account

In this article, am going to teach you how to register your new Gmail account. Let’s go there! Created by the famous American company Google in 2004, Gmail can be said to be one of the best free email service that you can find on the internet today. This free email service can be found at www.gmail.com. Gmail offers you so many advantages. For one it offers its users a large storage capacity; 15 GB…

"How to Register Your Own Gmail Account"

Facebook Communicated Badly on Emotions Study

Facebook, whose secret psychological experiment has stirred a global debate on privacy and protection of user data, on Wednesday said it was just like any other product testing and was aimed at improving the quality of service for users. The company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, who is on a five-day visit to India added that Facebook “communicated really badly on this (experiment) issue.” The social networking giant had conducted a study in January 2012 to see…

"Facebook Communicated Badly on Emotions Study"

How to Merge Your Facebook Pages

  Are you having two or more facebook pages with lots of likes and you want to merge them both  and you don’t know what to do and how to do so , you are searching for how to merge your pages on google search, then here is your solution. To merge your facebook pages : Log in to your facebook account. Go to facebook.com/merge/pages. On the first dropdown menu list click the page you want to…

"How to Merge Your Facebook Pages"

Difference between the Google Analytic impression VS clicks

Good question asked! Let me justify you difference between the Google analytics impression VS clicks. And which is the most important role in Google analytic. For your first question, it would depend on where you are seeing the impressions metric however in general this means the number of times an ad was shown or your site was shown in SERP’s. The number of time someone searched for a term. Your site will not show up…

"Difference between the Google Analytic impression VS clicks"

Facebook Kills Off Poke Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed off two of its apps, but you’d never even know unless you somehow went to download them from Apple’s App Store. The company is otherwise mum about the death sentence it recently bestowed upon Facebook Poke and Facebook Camera — both apps that were basically competitors-slash-clones of far more successful apps, Snapchat and Instagram. Although both apps are officially gone from Apple’s App Store, a Facebook-created landing page for Facebook Camera…

"Facebook Kills Off Poke Camera Apps"

Apple India Quietly Increases Prices

It may be the week of online sales in India, but Apple has quietly increased prices across the entire Mac lineup. The hike ranges from Rs. 4,000 for the entry-level Mac Mini to Rs. 30,000 for the top of the line Mac Pro. The new prices of all Macs (except the Mac Pro) are now listed on Apple India’s website. In addition, Gadgets 360 has learnt India pricing details of the Mac Pro, as well…

"Apple India Quietly Increases Prices"

Amazon Updated Kindle App But Warns Users Not To Update

The online retail giant has warned iOS users not to download the latest update to its Kindle app because of a glitch that wipes an existing customer’s entire library from the device. However, Amazon told CNET that it has already created a fix and is working to release it. After downloading the update, existing Kindle users are logged out of their accounts, and everything they had downloaded is deleted from their devices. They also lose…

"Amazon Updated Kindle App But Warns Users Not To Update"

Effective Strategies for Tech Blogging

Now-a-days blogging became a career to some people. In blogging field most of the bloggers source was tech blogging. Some blogs daily with blogging tips and some other with latest technology updates and some others with social media tricks related and some other with other type of buzz. So today I’m giving you some effective strategies for tech blogging. These below strategies will help you to grow your blog. 1. Google up Yes, all these buzzwords and…

"Effective Strategies for Tech Blogging"

20 Businesses Ideas That Can Be Started in India With Rs 1 Lakh

  Now a days more & more people are looking to start their own business. Many people are seen to be unhappy with their jobs and try to find various different reasons to quit the job that they are presently in and start a new business. Even many unemployed people who is not having enough money can start a small business. But one of the main factor i.e. investment is blocking their ways to take…

"20 Businesses Ideas That Can Be Started in India With Rs 1 Lakh"

Disable Hidden iPhone Map Showing All the Places You Have Been

  Go to the privacy menu in the settings and under Location Services tap on System Services. In this section, you’ll see all the services which have been tracking your location, like cell network, traffic, etc, which are essentially aimed at improving your overall experience with the service and offer accurate location-related information. Once you scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, you’ll find the Pandora’s box- Frequent Locations. Tap on it…

"Disable Hidden iPhone Map Showing All the Places You Have Been"

Fallout 4 How To Customize Your Character

When Fallout 4 was just released and in the first seconds after installing the game you will find yourself in the Character Creation menu. Your character will stay in the front of the bathroom mirror, where you will be able to customize its face according to your preferences. It is good to know that you can edit both female and male characters, but you will be able to play only as one of them. So,…

"Fallout 4 How To Customize Your Character"

iOS 9 Bug Prompts Google To Block Third-Party Keyboards In Chrome For iOS

Google has released an updated version of its Chrome web browser for iOS, effectively disabling support for third-party keyboards on Apple’s mobile platform. The search engine giant said crashes caused by a bug in iOS 9 were the reason it had to disable third-party keyboards in Chrome for iOS. The new version 46.0.2490.85 also brings some improvements and fixes. Bugs seem to be an integral part of iOS 9 Users have reported dozens of bugs…

"iOS 9 Bug Prompts Google To Block Third-Party Keyboards In Chrome For iOS"

Heres How To Fix The Redownload Unavailable Problem

Sometimes when you buy an app and get rid of it and then want it back, you might run into an error message screen telling you that it isn’t available for purchase anymore. Well, there is a fix for that and in this guide we will teach you how to straighten it out. After requesting an App store refund for an app you might find yourself in need of, but you keep running into an error screen telling…

"Heres How To Fix The Redownload Unavailable Problem"

Durable Laptops: An In-Depth Review of Durable Laptops

  Not every individual needs a rugged laptop computer. You can find enough laptops which sufficiently exceed the desires of a high percentage of consumers, users that aren’t planning on using their laptops somewhere other than inside buildings as well as far from mess and havoc. The majority of these laptops are usually capable of being equipped with some top-notch security programs in order to best safeguard the user. However, there are lots of individuals…

"Durable Laptops: An In-Depth Review of Durable Laptops"

Popular Programming Languages In 2018

Over the years, hundreds of programming languages have come into existence. And, with the revolution of internet and the technological advances that come with it show no sign  of slowing down. As a result, there are lots of companies who are on the lookout for people with right skills so that they can get the most from the digital economy and single market. It has also created promising careers for technical professionals who are looking…

"Popular Programming Languages In 2018"

Transfer Call logs Messages From One Android Phone To The Other

The first concern that comes to your mind when thinking of getting a new phone would be about your call logs and messages. How to transfer everything to the new phone from the old one would stand as a big tall question mark before you. But don’t worry anymore. We have got the perfect solution right here for you. Dive into the article to learn how to hack this simple trick. Note: Make sure both…

"Transfer Call logs Messages From One Android Phone To The Other"

How To Disable Siri On Mac

  Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren’t using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they’d rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS, which will completely turn off the voice assistant service as well as remove the Siri icon from the Mac menu bar (and Touch Bar if applicable).…

"How To Disable Siri On Mac"

Change Windows Password by CMD Without Knowing Current One

Have you ever been thinking about the ways using which you can hack into the other accounts in your Windows system? What if I tell you that you are not required to know the current password to set a new password to any one of the Windows user accounts? Now the question arises: How can it be done? Do we need an additional software to achieve this hack? Well, what I am going to tell…

"Change Windows Password by CMD Without Knowing Current One"

Apple Facebook and Google Top Greenpeaces Clean Energy Report

Apple has again earned the title of greenest tech company in the world for the third year in a row, according to a new report from environmental organization Greenpeace. In a new report, “Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet,” Apple lead the pack with an “A” grade and a clean energy index score of 83 percent. Facebook and Google also did well, with scores of 67 and 56 percent, respectively,…

"Apple Facebook and Google Top Greenpeaces Clean Energy Report"

This 20-cent Whirligig Toy Can Replace a 1000 Medical Centrifuge

  Centrifuges, which separate materials in fluids by spinning them at great speed, are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with…

"This 20-cent Whirligig Toy Can Replace a 1000 Medical Centrifuge"

The Best Unsung Features of Windows 10

  There are things about working with large companies that can be really frustrating. For instance, when both Windows Vista and Windows 8 were coming to market, a number of us pointed out that things needed to be fixed before the product was released, but we were ignored, with catastrophic results. This time, however, Windows 10 is looking better than any OS I’ve ever reviewed, and it is largely because Microsoft did two things I’ve…

"The Best Unsung Features of Windows 10"

Gadget Ogling A Mighty Little Amp a Credit Card-Sized Phone and a Food Tray Keyboard

  In our night skies this week are a portable USB headphone amplifier, a cellphone that takes things back to basics, a fast food tray that’s also a Bluetooth keyboard, and a smartwatch with wireless local storage. Remember, these are not reviews, and the ratings are relevant only insomuch as they indicate how much I’d like to use each item.On-the-Go Audio Boosts Thankfully, tinny, terrible laptop speakers seem a relic of the past, but there…

"Gadget Ogling A Mighty Little Amp a Credit Card-Sized Phone and a Food Tray Keyboard"

How To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pen Drive Or PC

Today I will tell you how to remove shortcut virus from pen drive or hard disk. When I was a newbie to computers I also suffered from shortcut virus problem. Its most irritating virus problem we get in our computers. Sometimes we get pop up on opening file or file is not opened. So don’t worry today you will learn how to remove shortcut virus from pen drive. What is shortcut virus? First we need…

"How To Remove Shortcut Virus From Pen Drive Or PC"

How To Start a Blog-Advanced Guide

How To Start a Blog -Advanced Guide How to start a successful blog?? What are blogging resources??How to write a blog?? These are few common questions which arise in mind of person thinking to start new blog. If you are that person and confused from where to start process of starting and building successful blog than this guide is for you. You will learn how to get started as blogger. In this blog starting guide…

"How To Start a Blog-Advanced Guide"

Easy Fix : This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine Build 7601

If you are Windows 7 build 7601/7600 user than at some moment of time you might get error windows not genuine popup message stating “This copy of Windows is not genuine build 7601 / 7600“, after few days of installing Windows maybe 1 month or after doing updating windows 7 build 7601. This copy of Windows is not genuine error occurs due to three reasons: Windows is not genuine windows 7. Windows 7 validation error.…

"Easy Fix : This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine Build 7601"

Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired at Google

Well for some NOOGLER could be a term that they would have heard of while for some the heading above could just have raised a question, “ NOOGLER ? WHAT IS THAT ? ” So rendering to the needs of the second category of people, let me first tell who actually is a NOOGLER. Nooglers are New Googlers (new joinees and interns). A Noogler is a new employee of Google. Former Google employee, or Xoogler,…

"Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired at Google"

Easiest Methods to Change Mac Address on Android

Do you use public WiFi hotspots frequently than you must be worried about online privacy than I have solution for you? All you have to do is change MAC address android phone on which you browse via public WiFi. It’s really good idea to change MAC address of your device as your device info will be secured. Today I will tell you how you can spoof or change MAC address of android phone. Yes MAC…

"Easiest Methods to Change Mac Address on Android"

Learn About Benefits of Social Media to Students

Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, Twitter, StumbleUpon, MySpace. The list of social networking sites can go on and on. And today the fact is, that there is hardly any population that is left untouched or unaffected by such networking sites. The fact of the current scenario is that maximum usage of such social networking  sites is the majority done by students. While Facebook is a tool for connecting to and staying in contact with family members and…

"Learn About Benefits of Social Media to Students"

Animation Effect Jquery: How to animate Div or Element using Jquery

Today I am going to show you code on how to move div or how to create animation effect in Jquery.  1) Move elements Right and Left

Demo: Move elements Right and Left >> Go Right Come back Left 2) Move elements Up and Down

Demo: Move elements Up and Down >> Go Up >> Come back down

"Animation Effect Jquery: How to animate Div or Element using Jquery"

How to go about creating login page in asp.net

Today I am going to show you how you can go about creating login page in asp.net website. Whenever you want to keep your information safe or stop unwanted traffic on your website, a login system works the best. My ongoing ASP.NET tutorial series will show you a complete demo of website creation. I will try my best to show you the easiest way to create a nice and secure website using ASP.NET. And therefore…

"How to go about creating login page in asp.net"

100 Fill In Blanks Questions From IBPS Exams

Today we are sharing 100 Fill in blanks questions which are asked in previous years exams of IBPS, PO IBPS, Clerk IBPS, SO IT,IBPS RRBs. These question are asked by IBPS board several times so it’s a great idea to practice them for your upcoming exam of IBPS. Questions Fill appropriate prepositions in the blanks : Day 1 1. The Ravi subscribed a handsome sum — the Flood Relief Fund. 2. His friends condoled — him…

"100 Fill In Blanks Questions From IBPS Exams"

500 General Awareness Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams

Hello Dear aspirants! Today we are sharing 500 general awareness questions for competitive exams for various competitive exams like IBPS , SSC, Railways exams, SBI. These questions are asked in various exams so these are very important. 1. Why are the Fundamental Freedoms under Article 19 suspended during emergency? 2. Which acid is used in synthetic lemonade? 3. Economic Planning is a subject of which list? 4. What is the position of Indian Railways network in…

"500 General Awareness Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams"

Best Alternative to Cable TV – How I Finally Got Rid of Cable

In an attempt to save money towards buying our own house in a few years, my wife and I just moved to a cheaper rental. I took the opportunity to re-evaluate my cable TV situation and decided to bite the bullet and get rid of cable altogether by looking at other options instead of cable. I decided to start a search for the best alternative to cable tv. In our old house we were paying…

"Best Alternative to Cable TV – How I Finally Got Rid of Cable"

Aerospace Engineering Schools

Aerospace engineering includes the research, design and development of launch vehicles, satellite systems, missiles and other space systems and aircrafts. Aerospace engineering programs include fluid dynamic, materials science, software development and propulsion. Students also experience design, simulation and testing of aircraft systems. Aerospace engineering is an excellent career choice since there approximately 5000 job openings every year and only approximately 600 new graduates to fill these openings. There are several exceptional aerospace schools worldwide.  …

"Aerospace Engineering Schools"

Best Linux Distros

Best Linux Distros The web is teeming with Linux distros ( distros short for distributions )  and with such a wide array of potential candidates; it is easy to understand why those who would want to change are somewhat intimidated. All of these distributions (distros) were run on the same system with the same setup to get the best comparative results. Also, all of them were reviewed using the same standards and all of the same…

"Best Linux Distros"

Mandriva Linux Distributions – Customization With Style

Mandriva Linux – Customization With Style It took me literally hours to figure out which Linux distributions I would want to download and test. The choices are so varied and there are so many features each distribution offers that it was difficult just choosing. In this little article I will try to go over some of the basic features of one of my favorites, Mandriva. Unlike the competition in this sector, Mandriva offers an incredible…

"Mandriva Linux Distributions – Customization With Style"

How To Get Your First 500 Engaged Roposo Followers?

Roposo is one of the largest fashion networks of India. This is a much-needed outlet for the young fashionistas of the country to showcase their sense of style and fashion. The Roposo fashion social network is a free platform which connects millions of users from all over the world who have the same taste in clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags and much more. It is a smart lifestyle option and repository of beauty tips which you…

"How To Get Your First 500 Engaged Roposo Followers?"

Rovio’s Bad Piggies App For iOS & Android Review: Make Pigs Fly 

Bad Piggies App Review When the developers Rovio initially came out with ‘Angry birds’ they had no idea it was going to be such a big hit. “Angry birds” is what we have termed as “Viral” in every aspect of its nature. Think about all the different merchandise available in shops and markets, genuine or a knock-off that incorporates the faces of these very popular birds. What could be done to follow it up? The…

"Rovio’s Bad Piggies App For iOS & Android Review: Make Pigs Fly "

ETMoney App – Manage your Personal Finance Life with Smartphone

Money management is a necessary thing to start working on after you start earning money. Money is volatile and one needs to allocate and invest it properly in order to retain it for a long time. Have you ever wondered about your skills or regretted that you are not good at managing money or handling your personal finances easily? Then worry not! The Times Internet has re-branded their old Money Manager app “SmartSpends” and launched…

"ETMoney App – Manage your Personal Finance Life with Smartphone"

Best Free Cloud Storage Services

There are tons of cloud storage services available to users, but most of these do not live up to my standards. However, below you will find a collection of some of the best free cloud storage services. These combine plenty of storage from the start, easy to use functionalities as well as file sync and backup. All of the versions tested were completely free of charge and none of these little services asks for any…

"Best Free Cloud Storage Services"

Shell Script To Find The Area of Rectangle

This shell script accepts the length and breadth of a rectangle from the user and finds the area of Rectangle. Formula:

Shell Script:

Output:

 

"Shell Script To Find The Area of Rectangle"

How to Perform Ubuntu 13.1 Password Reset

Need to know what to do if you forgot Ubuntu Password? Have no fear if you ever forget your password and are unable to log into Ubuntu in your computer . There is a very simple and quick way to reset your password with the help of recovery mode option in the Grub menu. Do the following steps to reset your password: Start your computer. In the Grub Menu which appears by default when you…

"How to Perform Ubuntu 13.1 Password Reset"

What is Fstab in Linux?

What is Fstab in Linux? The /etc/fstab file contains information about file systems.  It is used by several commands on Linux to define how file systems are mounted.  Every filesystem that Linux supports supports many different mount options depending on the file system.  For example, a filesystem called XFS, supports custom options like barriers/nobarriers, but ext4 supports options like discard if you are using solid state disks. The /etc/fstab file is comprised for six fields…

"What is Fstab in Linux?"

A Story Review of Pokemon Y

Before you say anything—I know. Pokémon isn’t meant to be played for the story. The point of any Pokémon game is the Pokémon themselves—catching them, (EV) training them, and making the best team you can put together. The goal is always to beat the Elite Four, and then the Champion. It is to be the very best, like no one ever was (yes, I went there). Here is my Pokemon Y review. In case you…

"A Story Review of Pokemon Y"

Top 5 Pokemon New to the Sixth Generation

I have been spending a LOT of time playing Pokemon Y as of late. It’s a little ridiculous how much time I’ve logged into the game since getting it. I’ve finished the story lines, almost caught ’em all, and my time with the game is winding down as I find less and less reason to play it. But all the time I’ve spent playing Pokemon Y has made me an expert on the new generation…

"Top 5 Pokemon New to the Sixth Generation"

Considering Buying A Chromebook as Thin Client ?

What a lot of people don’t know about a Chromebook is it appears to be the first mainstream device heavily marketed to consumers as a “thin client” laptop to the “Cloud”.  Face it.  Most people are used to using their PC’s as a “fat client”, that is, a computer storing programs run directly by the user from the computer itself.  In fact, your tablets and smartphones are still considered a “fat client” because you have…

"Considering Buying A Chromebook as Thin Client ?"

What is Basic Input Output System

Today we answer a question by a reader… what is basic input output system? Whenever a machine is powered on , the 1st program to run is the Basic Input Output System or BIOS. Basic Input Output System or BIOS is a simple an assembly language program . Primary jobs of BIOS are: POST :  Performs the Power On Self Test, or POST , to test the peripherals if they are functioning properly at hardware level. CPU Initialization : BIOS checks the clock…

"What is Basic Input Output System"

Step By Step Tutorial : Write Linux Device Driver Char

Now, let’s do a small exercise of writing Linux device driver char. Let’s assume that you have attached an imaginary character device named my_device with your computer. Let’s write driver for this device from whatever we have discussed so far.   Step 1: Creating the device node First step includes creating a device node in user space. Just go to your home directory and create a device node by using ‘mknod,. # cd /home/llk # mknod /dev/my_device c 256 0 Fig. 5.6 creating a…

"Step By Step Tutorial : Write Linux Device Driver Char"

Device Drivers Basics Char : Putting it all together

Now let’s put whatever we have learnt so far into writing a basic char device driver. Here is the code of a basic char driver for you, Finally. unsigned long copy_to_user (void* destination_address, const void* source_address, unsigned long num_of_bytes_to_copy); /* Your First Driver – Basic Char Driver ** Author: LLK ** Kernel version: 2.6 */ #include <linux/module.h> #include <linux/fs.h> #include <asm/uaccess.h>  // for copy_to_user & copy_from_user. #include <linux/init.h> #include <linux/sched.h> #include <linux/types.h> #include <linux/cdev.h> /* Initial Declarations */ static int                 char_device_id; #define CHAR_DEVICE_NAME   ”llk_chrdev” #define MAX_LENGTH         4000 #define MY_MAJOR                         254…

"Device Drivers Basics Char : Putting it all together"

Magnetic Phone Charger Adaptor ZNAPS Its’ Way to its’ Kickstarter Goal

If you are a regular reader, you will probably have picked up on the fact that we do enjoy great and innovative new charging solutions, devices or gizmos that take some of the pain away from having so many power thirsty gadgets. Well, here is another one in the form of ZNAPS, a magnetic phone charger adaptor that has already met its Kickstarter pledge target with 24 days remaining! The project was aiming for $120,000…

"Magnetic Phone Charger Adaptor ZNAPS Its’ Way to its’ Kickstarter Goal"

Asus Transformer T100 review: Long live the New Netbook

The good: The Asus Transformer Book T100 runs full Windows 8.1, comes with a keyboard, has great battery life, and is a steal if you can find it for $350. The bad: The cramped keyboard feels like an old Netbook’s used to; not as fast as zippier, larger, more expensive Windows products; display not that vibrant. The bottom line: The Asus Transformer Book T100 revives the Netbook value proposition (and Netbook usability issues) in a…

"Asus Transformer T100 review: Long live the New Netbook"

Find yourself asking , ” I need SEO help for my website.” : Follow the Rules

Many online business people will always tell you the most important factor to their growth online is traffic to their site, and then proceed to ask the industry experts the same question they’ve heard many a times. I need SEO help for my website? When it comes to producing content for the web, checking that every page is search engine optimised is vital. Doing so is less time-consuming than you’d think and can do wonders for…

"Find yourself asking , ” I need SEO help for my website.” : Follow the Rules"

How to Secure Your WordPress Site

Web security in General, or the WordPress security in particular is a very important issue that needs to be done early, as often, in parallel with the construction of the content and SEO for website. By probably one day, you wake up and the website with the enthusiasm and effort disappeared, hacked, inserting malicious code … The feeling at that terrible that you don’t want to experience. So let’s make the WordPress security method today…

"How to Secure Your WordPress Site"

Best Automotive Engineering Schools in Asia

Huge international demand for professionals in automotive industry has made reputable automotive engineering schools renowned in many world regions, including Asia. From Malaysia to China and India, these automotive engineering universities and colleges are famous for producing skillful professionals in automotive field, and offering opportunities for Asian students to pursue professional career in automotive. Top Automotive Engineering Schools Asian Region Offers Here are some reputable automotive engineering schools in Asian region (including a couple in…

"Best Automotive Engineering Schools in Asia"

How To Do BLUESTACKS Install And Run Android Apps In Windows/Mac OXP/7/8 PCS FREE

Bluestacks is a software based and designed for the purpose of virtualizing Android in our PC itself. It allows the users to run their desired Android apps and games in pc itself. The program was first released in 2011 and it began to grow in size along with reputation. Here I will show you how to complete a Bluestack Install Step 1: Bluestacks Install You need to download the Bluestacks software first and then install…

"How To Do BLUESTACKS Install And Run Android Apps In Windows/Mac OXP/7/8 PCS FREE"

Supercharge Your Router with OpenWRT

If you think your wireless router is only good enough to dish out IP addresses to devices around your house, you need to infuse new life into it with OpenWRT Router. The OpenWRT project produces custom firmwares for a variety of routers. The cool thing about the OpenWRT firmware is that you can flesh it out by installing apps and services just like you would on a normal desktop Linux distribution. Using OpenWRT’s package manager,…

"Supercharge Your Router with OpenWRT"

Get PHP Code for Chatting Online with phpFreeChat

Want to run a chat room on your website to make it more social? phpFreeChat is an open source, AJAX-based chat server that you can install on your site. Compared to other chat software, phpFreeChat is a breeze to set up. It doesn’t even require a database! Here I will give you my php code for chatting online. phpFreeChat is also highly customizable. Below is a chat room I designed for using in office environments…

"Get PHP Code for Chatting Online with phpFreeChat"

How to Turn Off or Disable the SmartScreen Filter In Windows 8

Windows 8 has a new layer of security that builds in the SmartScreen filter from Internet Explorer right into Windows itself. If you don’t like that idea, here’s how to turn off smartscreen filter Windows 8. Editor’s Note: The SmartScreen Filter included in Windows 8 and probably should not be disabled, as it helps prevent malware infections. This article is intended for educational purposes only. Disabling the SmartScreen Filter Open up the classic control panel,…

"How to Turn Off or Disable the SmartScreen Filter In Windows 8"

10 Top Tips How to Survive the Recession

Economic recession is the major problem faced in today’s world. It results from financial crisis, unemployment, and market profiles. This financial situation may last for a few months to years. Follow these tips to survive in economic recessions. Here are the top ten tips how to survive the recession. Be debt free: Clear your debt as soon as possible. Take the help of a financial consultant to plan an effective strategy. Prioritise your debts. Pay the…

"10 Top Tips How to Survive the Recession"

Database Management System Companies Among Largest Investors in New Technologies

Managing a large database on a daily basis and dealing with all possible issues and undesirable events that occur during the functioning of such a sophisticated tool can be a very challenging task, which can also test the expertise of otherwise well-established database management companies. Software applications used to deal with large business databases are usually sophisticated software solutions that feature numerous software modules, which in turn are in complex inter-dependencies. A customer relationship management…

"Database Management System Companies Among Largest Investors in New Technologies"

Benefits of Using AJAX for Web Development

Over the years, AJAX Development has become more popular with web apps acting more like desktop apps. The AJAX programming language can provide many functional features that cannot be accomplished otherwise. AJAX is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. A group of interrelated web development techniques, it is used on the client-side to create customized web applications. The web apps can launch data retrieve from servers without disturbing the page in any way. Before…

"Benefits of Using AJAX for Web Development"

Hiren : BootCD iso image from http server

Now we will take GPXE to boot an iso disc image through http protocol. This time I tried with an Hiren BootCD iso image – a very famous and popular All-in-One BootCD. It takes about less than 30 seconds to load and boot the image using 100Mbps LAN network. If move to Gigabit network, the time will be much better. To boot the iso file, grub4dos does use (0xff) mapping instead of (hd0). Detail entry…

"Hiren : BootCD iso image from http server"

How to Run Windows XP in Ram Memory

  Objective : As you know, PC memory (RAM) works at super fast speed. Maybe it is the second fasted factor in PC architecture (slower than CPU cache memory). This post will show you how to load and run Windows XP in RAM to see how fast it does run. Requirement : Suppose that you have already known how to : Make a vhd disk image which includes winxp. Make winxp to minimal size. Boot a…

"How to Run Windows XP in Ram Memory"

Using NLite for Windows XP Minimal Size

Objective : In normal circumstance, after installing, a full version of windows xp takes around 1GB (after turn off paging file) hard disk space. Windows XP has been shipped with alot of components which maybe you don’t need and maybe never use them like : support for netware network, transmeta cpu, netmeeting, help and supports, driver and dll caches, … While alot of people want to run winxp in minimal space environment like usb disk…

"Using NLite for Windows XP Minimal Size"

How to Protect your Mac from Viruses

The Mac OS was said to be the safest in the world when they first hit the market. There were no harmful applications or scripts coded for them, not to mention about the advanced technologies used by Apple. For quite a lot of time, they maintained their safety status at high standards. Today, things have not changed too much, except for one thing – the apparition of malicious scripts.   The rise of the problem…

"How to Protect your Mac from Viruses"

How to Create Windows XP Install to USB

  Objective : Winxp is really a good member of windows family. It is maybe the most common version of windows has ever used until now. This post will show you how to put a full winxp on usb disk to use it anywhere. Requirement : Ability to use some VirtualMachine Management like VirtualBox, VMware, … Good knowledge at using Winxp. Terminology : Vhd file : It looks like an image of a disk (and…

"How to Create Windows XP Install to USB"

Easy Troubleshooting 500 Internal Server Error Linux [Fix]

I am here again with a new topic and most common error while transferring from one server to another server or after uploading new files. The 500 Internal Server Error Linux is mainly due to conflict of user permissions as well as user ownership. Mostly after moving files from one linux server to another server, first thing which we encounter is internal server error. For new comers, making transfer for the first time, it is like…

"Easy Troubleshooting 500 Internal Server Error Linux [Fix]"

How to Upgrade MySQL 5.1. to 5.5 Latest Version on CentOS

Today, I came up with a simple solution to update MySQL from version 5.1 to latest version 5.5. If you are importing database MySQL and getting error about # 1273 Unknown Collation or having other issues while moving from one server to another and need to upgrade MySQL than go through solution provided below. Some simple SSH commands will do all for you. First of all confirm that you are using older version of MySQL…

"How to Upgrade MySQL 5.1. to 5.5 Latest Version on CentOS"

[Guide] Setup FTP Server & Complete Configuration on Centos

I am back again with a new article. This time I am going to explain you how to setup FTP centos with all of its options. FTP server is one of the most useful product for web servers as we usually need to upload and download files from the server. In absence of graphical control panels like cPanel, it becomes difficult to upload data so best product available for this is FTP server. Installing and configuring…

"[Guide] Setup FTP Server & Complete Configuration on Centos"

Motion: Use Your Webcam as a Security Camera

Last month, my landlord told me he had to send an engineer to fix the heating in my room. I could not be at home at the time they would come, but they would have access anyway. This is one of the many occasions in which you wish you had a hidden security camera at hand (together with when you want to know if you roommate is really stealing your chocolate and when you suspect…

"Motion: Use Your Webcam as a Security Camera"

MailMe: How to Get Notifications Automatically via Email through BASH

In my job, I have to perform calculations on a remote machine to which I connect through ssh. It happens quite often that I have to run a few jobs overnight, if not for days. I could check manually for their termination, but I came up with a better way. In a previous post I described how useful it can be to run script in background on the machine without having to be logged-in. Combining…

"MailMe: How to Get Notifications Automatically via Email through BASH"

Screen in SSH Server : How to Run Processes in Background After Log Out

So, you want to run a very long process on your ssh server but you need to log out. It sounds like an impossible problem, but as long the computer is on, why can’t it run processes in the background? Well, it can, and there is a simple solution using a quite clever command-line window manager: Screen Screen can create multiple windows in a shell, from which you can “detach” and leave them running in…

"Screen in SSH Server : How to Run Processes in Background After Log Out"

Ethernet Connection Troubleshooting

So your ethernet connection is not working or it is really slow. It is pretty common and Linux has a big number of tool to try to pinpoint the problem. Here we will go over some steps for ethernet troubleshooting. The first easy steps that really help understand what is wrong in the connection do not actually require any hack or software. I will call them Safety Checks. It includes parts of the routine checks they…

"Ethernet Connection Troubleshooting"

Quickly create new empty files on Gnome (Nautilus) desktops

I don’t know if you, like me, use the Desktop as a place for urgent notes. I do, and a lot! I create empty files and rename it with the note I want to write in it and dispose of them easily deleting them whenever I don’t want the note to appear. Unfortunately the way to create those files is not one of the nicest, if you are in a rush: right-click on Desktop, find…

"Quickly create new empty files on Gnome (Nautilus) desktops"

Ethernet Connection Not Working in Debian after Fresh Installation

Just after I installed Debian Squeeze, at first boot, the wired ethernet connection, which worked so well during the install, was not working in the X system (Gnome). I wondered a lot trying to find an error in ifconfig or dmesg, but could find none. After a while, I noticed that the “status” of the connection in Gnome whenever I clicked on the network manager icon was: “Wired device not managed” The device was simply not…

"Ethernet Connection Not Working in Debian after Fresh Installation"

Change Thunderbird, Firefox Language Settings

Just after I installed Debian, I immediately felt the need to install Firefox and Thunderbird, as they are my favorite web and mail browsers. As they are not present in the debian repositories, I had to use the ones from linuxmint (I added to my/etc/apt/sources.list): deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free And after I installed Firefox and Thunderbird, I found myself with a Firefox in Afrikaans and Thunderbird in Arabic. Why this weird combination? It…

"Change Thunderbird, Firefox Language Settings"

ImageMagick Mogrify: Scale and Crop Multiple Images in One Command

When dealing with a lot of pictures, sometimes we want to make a common modification such as a change of resolution. In the case of multiple screenshots it is also common to crop all of the images at a fixed position (such as selecting only the same window). Here we will take a look at the command using ImageMagick mogrify. Doing this job by hand, even just for three or four times, using the same…

"ImageMagick Mogrify: Scale and Crop Multiple Images in One Command"

How to Reinstall the network manager if you accidentally removed it

Using the aptitude package manager in Debian, I noticed a message that suggested me to use the command: $ apt-get autoremove This would have removed the unused dependencies following to having removed some unused packages. The list was long and I skimmed quickly through it, noting the fact that there weren’t important packages, as someone would expect. Unfortunately, the Gnome network-manager was included in the list, and when I run the command it removed my…

"How to Reinstall the network manager if you accidentally removed it"

Monitor your bandwidth usage: bwbar

The repositories include a nice little program to monitor your bandwidth usage. Very useful if you have a restriction on your bandwidth and you want to track your daily bandwidth usage. The program is called bwbar. It generates a graphical readout of the bandwidth usage locally in a .png and a .txt file. Installation Ubuntu/Debian $ sudo apt-get install bwbar Fedora $ sudo yum install bwbar Usage When installed, you need to modify the configuration…

"Monitor your bandwidth usage: bwbar"

Linux : How to Batch Rename Files

Say you have a bunch of pictures and you want to rename them in a certain fashion. You can do it without the use of any external software and without painfully modifying the name of the pictures manually. You can do it using just one command line! (even without using sed nor rename, if in a bash shell) Strategy Open a terminal and access the folder in which you have the files you want to…

"Linux : How to Batch Rename Files"

How to Install Software on Linux Using Repositories

This is a beginner guide on how to install software through terminal, using package managers. I will list the most common distributions (according to Distrowatch) and their command to search and install a certain software. Search Ubuntu, Debian, Mint (apt) apt-cache search [software_name] Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS (yum) yum search [software_name] Mandriva, Mageia (urpmi) urpmi -y [software_name] openSUSE (ZYpp) zypper search [software_name] Arch (pacman) pacman -Ss [software_name] Gentoo (portage) emerge -s [software_name] Install Ubuntu, Debian,…

"How to Install Software on Linux Using Repositories"

Linux Internet Dongles : Everything you need to Know

Yet another mobile broadband dongle is not working out of the box on your beloved Linux distribution. If you are new to Linux, this might be one of the most annoying problems you will face, as there is a sea of different kinds of these internet dongles and they usually all require different drivers to be detected. Fortunately, as almost every single wireless broadband dongle user seeks for help on Linux forums for his particular…

"Linux Internet Dongles : Everything you need to Know"

Problem with Grsync and (partial) remedy

I seize the opportunity of a recent problem with Grsync to talk about it. Grsync is an useful GUI for the command rsync. This command is very powerful, since it synchronizes two folders that can be on two different machines, or the same machine. Usually, if on the same machine, rsync is used for backup purposes. Grsync provides a lot of options to make synchronizations and backups and is really user friendly: it only needs…

"Problem with Grsync and (partial) remedy"

10 Gnome Nautilus Tips and Tricks

Nautilus is the file manager for Gnome. Gnome is a GUI for many Linux distributions and it is my favourite so far. Here are 10 Gnome Nautilus tips for you. A file manager is the program that manages and lets you access your files. In plain words, it is the window with folders and stuff in it. Knowing how to use it properly can let you save a lot of time (unless you want to use…

"10 Gnome Nautilus Tips and Tricks"

How to install non-free drivers during Debian Installation

As you might know from my previous post, I am a new Debian user. This is the first (and only, actually) “problem” I encountered installing Debian. The Problem I was installing on an amd64 architecture, from a live install on a bootable usb. The install required a network connection and I was using my wireless when I saw this notice: Detect network hardware Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware…

"How to install non-free drivers during Debian Installation"

PDFTK: How to Merge Two PDF Documents

Pdfs are an easy way to share documents through platforms without worrying about compatibility. While this is clearly an advantage, pdfs lack the ease of modification that can be found in other documents types as Word documents. Essentially, pdfs are easy to read, but difficult to modify. Fortunately, in Linux, there are many tricks to make the job easier. There is a piece of software called pdftkwhich allows great manipulation of pdfs. Installation Using Fedora:…

"PDFTK: How to Merge Two PDF Documents"

Installing Sun Java 6 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

About 2 years ago, if someone asked me what the hardest part about using Linux was, I would have replied with “Sun Java is just about impossible”. The instructions supplied never worked or where too hard to understand. My directorys where in the wrong place. It was hell. But now, after countless encounters with Java as Linux grows in popularity among desktop users, I have found a way of installing it that has never failed…

"Installing Sun Java 6 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)"

Pipes Feature in Unix Shell : How to send and get data between ANYTHING

Pipes is probably one of the most important and useful features features that is available in the Unix shell. This feature is simply astonishing, specially to people who are not familiar to the concept of pipes are totally surprised when they see it work. Without further delay, lets get to the core issue. Using pipes can save you time and headachs. Explanation : Pipes as the name suggests is a sort of hollow tube (a…

"Pipes Feature in Unix Shell : How to send and get data between ANYTHING"

How to Configure Iptables Firewall on Linux

Iptables is well known as being one of the most powerful ways to secure and lockdown nearly any linux machine.  But it can be challenging and difficult to understand just how to configure iptables linux.  With a learning curve that can scare or intimidate most people just getting started with Linux it can be a very time consuming quest for information when it comes to trying to just learn the basics of iptables, or to…

"How to Configure Iptables Firewall on Linux"

Restoring Ubuntu (or any distro) Grub Bootloader After Windows Install

If your install of Linux is a dual boot setup with windows you have run into this problem before. You reinstall windows and suddenly you can no longer access your Linux partition or the Grub bootloader. You can always go through the entire install of Ubuntu again, or you can try to repair the bootload, but how do you repair the bootloader? Here we look for the way to restore grub after windows install. Well…

"Restoring Ubuntu (or any distro) Grub Bootloader After Windows Install"

Building Solid Small Business Operating Systems

Running and scaling a business will always be challenging. But having a solid foundation of smoothly operating practices underlying your company can make it much easier. To find out how successful entrepreneurs were building their small business operating systems, we asked 13 founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “As a business owner, what do you feel is most important when it comes to building solid small business operating systems?” Here’s what YEC…

"Building Solid Small Business Operating Systems"

Why MBA after Engineering

There are many engineering students and professionals who choose management fields as their professional career line. For many engineers, it’s a matter of luck while for a few others it’s a field of choice. I am also an advocate of doing MBA after engineering and for that purpose I’ll share some thoughts and opinions which will explain you the myth behind this. Luck brings many Engineers here: This is a fact! When graduating engineers start…

"Why MBA after Engineering"

How to Gain More Followers on Twitter for Free

You need twitter followers? So now you are wondering how to gain more followers on twitter for free?  You think twitter is just a celebrity thing? Don’t think of that. I have some great twitter directories, by using them you can get lots of twitter followers. This is the easiest way to gain twitter followers. Twitter directories helps to grow your twitter following just by adding profile in directories. These twitter directories rank your twitter profile according to your interest, tags,…

"How to Gain More Followers on Twitter for Free"

How to recover lost SMS, phone contacts from Android Samsung Galaxy S5 ?

SMS Texting has been an Important Option for communication by sending short messages. With the Use of Internet and rapid Increase in Tele communication the Use of SMS has been increased and there have been an Important Data in the SMS. So a SMS Handler and Recover is necessary for a Smartphone like Samsung Galaxy s5 of Android Operating system. Here is the Process to Recover Lost SMS and Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5. Coolmuster…

"How to recover lost SMS, phone contacts from Android Samsung Galaxy S5 ?"

How Do Apprenticeships Work for Employers ?

Apprenticeships have had a long history, especially in the UK, where master guilds in the medieval period were ancient seats of acquiring skills and craft. its recent avatar dates back to almost two decades ago in 1994 when the government started to provide funds for what was termed modern Apprenticeship programme. The distinctive feature of this so called Modern Apprenticeship programme in the UK has been to replicate the long established traditions of training in engineering…

"How Do Apprenticeships Work for Employers ?"

9 Top Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers

According to reports, businesses in UK consider the shortage of skills and the difficulties in recruitment a much bigger threat to its performance than reduced consumer spending or increasing oil prices. Many business owners also give vocational work based training a higher rating compared to any other qualifications. There is a reason why 130,000 workplaces have chosen to employ apprentices. Employers recognize that apprentices provide many benefits for their organizations and research has been conducted…

"9 Top Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers"

Metal Gear Solid 4 Review : Guns of the Patriots

I’m weary, I want to just lie down and rest. It’s not just from school work or my job, but from the sheer emotional upheaval that made up Guns of the Patriots‘ final hours. My mind was flooded with information, having spent four hours experiencing what might have been the most philosophy-loaded, action-packed conclusion to a story I have ever seen since Metal Gear Solid 3 and finally reaching the credits…only to discover there was…

"Metal Gear Solid 4 Review : Guns of the Patriots"

Mindjack Review: Chilling Vision of Future Smothered by Awkward Control & Poor Storytelling

If you wait at the title screen of Mindjack for a few minutes, you can see a video that is better than the game itself. In the short clip, you see disembodied minds zipping through the air and hijacking people as they go about their daily business. These minds turn policemen against their fellow officers and lovers against their partners, transforming an ordinary day into a brutal firefight. It’s a menacing scenario that, regrettably, Mindjack…

"Mindjack Review: Chilling Vision of Future Smothered by Awkward Control & Poor Storytelling"

Basic Windows Vista Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting a Vista computer system that is having problems can be a difficult task due to the endless software and hardware configuration possibilities on a machine. However, I’ve put together a basic guide for Vista users that may lend a helping hand in finding out where the trouble lies and how to fix it. System Restore: If you do not know where to start and you don’t have a clue as to why you’re having…

"Basic Windows Vista Troubleshooting Guide"

Steps to Cleaning A Computer Mouse

Mouse cleaning is a process that is often overlooked. You should clean your mouse about every 6 months (depending on use) or whenever you notice the cursor doesn’t move as smoothly over the screen as it should. Here are the steps to cleaning a computer mouse as well as tops to avoid a dirty computer mouse. How to avoid a sticky cursor: Avoid spilling liquids on your mouse. Keep your mouse pad clean and dry.…

"Steps to Cleaning A Computer Mouse"

How to Install and Uninstall Additional Fonts on Windows Vista

  Note: Be sure that when you download fonts from the Internet that you are doing this from a trusted source. Install a Font: Go to Start Select Control Panel Select Appearance and Personalization Select Fonts Select File (if the File option is not visible, press the ALT key on your keyboard) Select Install New Font Select the drive where the fonts you are trying to add are located Select eh folder where your downloaded…

"How to Install and Uninstall Additional Fonts on Windows Vista"

How to Retrieve Files From Windows Old Folder for Vista

The information contained in this article is useful to those that have installed the Windows Vista operating system using the “custom” installation and would like to know how to retrieve files from Windows old folder for Vista. When you perform a Custom Installation of Windows Vista, replacing a Windows XP installation. The old operating systems files will be created automatically in a Windows.old folder. This article will instruct users how they can retrieve their personal…

"How to Retrieve Files From Windows Old Folder for Vista"

How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista

Performing a Clean Install of Windows Vista is the preferred installation method. An alternate method available is an “Upgrade” installation. I do not recommend upgrading. Too many things can go wrong with an upgrade and I have seen this many many times with all Windows operating systems over the years. A Clean Installation gives your system ‘clean’ file paths which will create a much faster and reliable installation. Here I will show you exactly how…

"How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista"

Problem Solving Strategies : Ways In Finding Answers

“In every problem, there is a solution.” In fact, there can be more than one solution to a specific problem. Finding the fastest way to resolve the problem is the goal. Whether you’re facing a problem at your workplace or at home, whatever the problem may be, problem solving strategies can help you find the solution to your problem. There are several problem solving strategies that were developed through extensive researches. These were tested and…

"Problem Solving Strategies : Ways In Finding Answers"

Productive Things to Do On a Snow Day for Adults

There’s snow on the ground, maybe ice on the streets, and it’s a weekend. You don’t feel like going outside, it’s too cold for that! So, while you’re sitting there bundled up on the couch in a blanket catching up on your episodes. How about make your day a little more productive by knocking out that to do list. No, I don’t mean the fixer upper list, I mean your tech list. So here are…

"Productive Things to Do On a Snow Day for Adults"

AOC i2252Vwe IPS LED Monitor Review

AOC i2252Vwe ( Click here to checkout the full technical spec of the monitor ) Happy 2012 guys and there are a lot going on in the past 2011. Now that we’ve ventured into a whole new year, let me start this year off with yet another new monitor from AOC. You can check this monitor out at your local IT stores. The monitor I’m talking about is the AOC i2252Vwe monitor. This is a 22-inch In-Plane…

"AOC i2252Vwe IPS LED Monitor Review"

Basic Organic Search Engine Optimization Defined

There is a lot of talk nowadays about Search Engine Optimization, but not so much about Organic Search Engine Optimization itself. So what exactly is Organic Search Engine Optimization? Organic Search Engine Optimization is just like ordinary Search Engine Optimization in that it is the process of optimizing the design of your website so that search results using keywords in search engines will rank your website higher in the non-paid listings. Organic Search Engine Optimization…

"Basic Organic Search Engine Optimization Defined"

Lead isotopic systematics for native copper-chalcocite mineralization in basaltic lavas of the Emeishan large igneous province: Implications for the source of copper

The Emeishan continental flood basalt, which is widespread in Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces of Southwest China, is the volcanic product of a Permian mantle plume, and native copper-chalcocite mineralization associated with the basalt is very common in the border area of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. The mineralization occurred in the tuff intercalation and terrestrial sedimentary rock intercalation which were formed during the main period of basalt eruption. The orebodies are controlled by the stratigraphic…

"Lead isotopic systematics for native copper-chalcocite mineralization in basaltic lavas of the Emeishan large igneous province: Implications for the source of copper"

The Best 10 Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Colleges

If you are thinking about an enrolling for an engineering course. There are different colleges that you can choose. We have a provided a list of the top engineering colleges for electronics, civil and other fields of engineering. Some of them specialize in a specific field while others offer a variety of programs. Here are the Best Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Colleges to attend. ITT Technical Institute This college offers online programs and…

"The Best 10 Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Colleges"

CrunchBang Linux Installation on Old PC Hardware

In a previous post, I installed WinXP onto a dying Dell desktop. The age of PC hardware is measured in dog years. Mine has a Pentium III 933 MHz processor, to give you some idea. That is quite old. It’s older than WinXP. Installing an old version of Windows onto even older hardware is rather like putting a 500 pound man into a small car with a 90 hp engine and expecting it to keep…

"CrunchBang Linux Installation on Old PC Hardware"

Home Lab Setup – Unexpected issues with installation of WinXP for a staging PC

I’m in the early phase of building a home lab. I ordered some hardware from eBay, the centerpiece of it all being a Cisco 2851 router. I will discuss the details of this lab in future posts. But right now I want to focus on an issue that I encountered while setting up a basic, indispensable, and prerequisite item when building a home Cisco lab. One of the basic workbench items that is required is…

"Home Lab Setup – Unexpected issues with installation of WinXP for a staging PC"

HTC Presents Smartphone “Radar”

HTC Radar has elegant aesthetics, sturdy build, a responsive user interface and great camera response. It has everything going for it except the pricing – with an MRP of Rs. 23,990 it has tough competition from Samsung Omnia W which has powerful processor and the Super AMOLED screen. If the pricing is got to the same level (better still, under Omnia W’s price) this phone can surely be recommended. HTC Radar Specifications HTC is coming…

"HTC Presents Smartphone “Radar”"

5 Fastest Growing Engineering Fields

Fastest Growing Engineering Fields In the post recession scenario every technical field and related professions are being seen with a renewed importance and many engineering specialties are emerging as the fastest growing engineering fields in demand right now. Now professionals of different fields are expected to cope up with the changing technological environment faster than previously assumed. Moreover, the professionals of today, specially those who are working in the fields which has a direct bearing on…

"5 Fastest Growing Engineering Fields"

Automatic Power Factor Control Panel

What is Power Factor? Power Factor (PF) is the ratio of Power Utilized (KW) and Power Drawn(KVA). Generally, when the applied to the electrical motors, the entire power is not converted as useful Work Done(KW). Depending on inductance of the motor a reactive power (KVAR) is generated which results in drawing of excess KVA. PF = KWH / KVAH To reduce the KVA drawn, the inductive KVAR is to be nullified by introducing an equal…

"Automatic Power Factor Control Panel"

Best Quotes About Engineering

Best collection of some funny and some of the best quotes about engineering (Slogans, Punchlines, Sayings). A quotation sometimes also called as a quote is defined as “A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.” Here I have collected some of the famous engineering quotes for you guys from different sources on internet and books. Some among them are real funny while others are quite…

"Best Quotes About Engineering"

Strooder, 3D Printing Revolution and the Innovative Nerd(s)

Where did all the Boffins go? Francis Spufford writes about the British Boffins of yesteryear who weren’t seen, partly because they were socially awkward but mostly because their operations were secretive and only came to public attention years after. The results of their efforts were legendary – Concorde, Mobile Phone Technology, Human Genome Project, Beagle 2, Prospero satellite e.t.c. were all made by the so called Backroom Boys. ‘The backroom boys’ is a phrase from the 1940s.…

"Strooder, 3D Printing Revolution and the Innovative Nerd(s)"

10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town

10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town 1) Bullets. Congratulations you just printed your first gun, it’s just a shame you can’t get your hands on any bullets. You’ll need a gun licence to legally buy bullets in the UK and many other countries. That or you’ll have to ‘know a guy’ that can get them for you because you certainly can’t print bullets. 2) One hit wonder. You might have noticed…

"10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town"

Gamification in Relation to How to Increase User Engagement

Gamification is really a relatively newer term merely introduced in 2002 through Nick Pelling, it did not actually gain notoriety until 2010. By definition from Wikipedia “Gamification is the use of sport thinking and game movement in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve difficulties. Gamification is used in applications and processes to improve user engagement, Return on your investment, data quality, timeliness, and learning.” Even if gamification is a relatively recent…

"Gamification in Relation to How to Increase User Engagement"

Is Getting a PHD Worth It?

I recently asked a friend who’s opinion I hold dearly, Is Getting a PHD Worth It? He pointed me towards an article in The Economist, with the eye-catching title (for one, who is himself studying for one) ‘The disposable academic – Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time’.  Obviously my initial reaction was along the lines of, ‘Thanks Dave, what a great motivational article you’ve found for a young researcher,’ (though perhaps slightly less…

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Blogger Vs WordPress : A Comparative Study

The process of selecting a reliable blogging platform is tedious and confusing. You have have encountered or must be encountering such issue if you are planning to start your blog or migrate your blog. And the biggest confusion amongst this is to identify between blogger platform powered by Google or WordPress platform powered by open-source community. Here we compare Blogger vs. WordPress side by side. Here I have tried to jot down some comparative study between…

"Blogger Vs WordPress : A Comparative Study"

How to Resolve Invalid Token Error – Blogger to WordPress Migration

It is a very common error that prompts up during blogger to wordpress migration. The moment you click on the “Authorize” button, a smiling Google Page appears on the screen which says “Invalid Token” and you are puzzled what to do next. This problem was very common in the earlier versions of WordPress and Blogger Import Plugin and still persists. I have tested this for the latest version of WordPress and Plugin and it still…

"How to Resolve Invalid Token Error – Blogger to WordPress Migration"

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

WordPress is a community driven project that is developed by and for people like you and me. The community offers WordPress in two different flavors: WordPress.com – which is a fully hosted and managed platform by the WordPress community. All you need to do is to register your account and domain on WordPress.com and start your blog. Technical aspects are taken care by the WordPress community. However, if you need to setup your own custom…

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How to Hack Publish Date of WordPress Post

Normally, as soon as we hit the publish button in WordPress, after completing the writing and formatting activities, the post goes live as it was scheduled to be published immediately. But sometime you may require to schedule the publish date of the post either back in time or schedule it to be published automatically at a future date. Here is how to change the publish date of a WordPress post. With a simple trick, both the activities…

"How to Hack Publish Date of WordPress Post"

How to Find PHP Version Details of WordPress

Sometime you may require to find PHP version of WordPress and other PHP details that is currently running on your server. There is a very simple technique to get the same. This tip can be applied for any website developed on PHP platform and is not limited for WordPress only. This tip is very simple and anyone with a little tech know-how can do it. I have tried to make it as simple as it can…

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ASUS ZenFone Review

ASUS ZenFone Review : After taking a break from the over heated smartphone industry and focusing only on computers and tablets,  Asus has re-entered the arena with the ‘Zenfone’ smartphone series announced in the CES earlier this year. The company is all geared up to launch the series in Indian market on July 9th and the debutants are: Zenfone 4 Zenfone 5 Zenfone 6 The numericals against each device denote the screen size. We have…

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How to Setup a Wireless Home Network Using Your Android Mobile

You can convert your mobile in to a Wi-Fi hotspot and share your internet connection with your friends or with your own laptop or desktop. Share your phone’s data connection as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Check Portable Wi-Fi hotspot. After a moment, the phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID),  so you can connect to it with up to 8 computers or…

"How to Setup a Wireless Home Network Using Your Android Mobile"

Best Photo Apps For iPhone

When you look at the world, it’s through a viewfinder: Portrait or landscap? Color or black and white? Photo or video? The world is your studio, and all the things in it merely subjects awaiting the click of your shutter. These best iphone photo apps turn your phone into a pocket paparazzi powerhouse… while compiling this list of best camera apps for iphone we also keep in mind the new iphone 5. Everyone is waiting…

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Top 5 Essential iPhone Apps for Dog Owners

So far, this has been a great year. I finally got an iPhone after years of using other smartphones, and the switch has been amazing in terms of personal and business efficiency. I also got a second dog named Treasure to keep dog number one, Kirov, company. During the process of researching dogs and acclimating Treasure to our home. I found 5 cool apps that are worth adding to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Have…

"Top 5 Essential iPhone Apps for Dog Owners"

13 Hidden iPhone Headphone Tricks

Yesterday we covered some ways to control the iPod app on your iPhone with the headphone cable buttons. But they can do much more than just control your audio ! Read on to be educated! Here’s 10 Hidden iPhone Headphone Tricks The iPhone headphone button does a great many things depending upon what you’re doing at that particular moment on your phone. Here’s a handy list of all of 10 Hidden iPhone Headphone Tricks: Receiving a Call…

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Intel’s Ultrabooks vs. Apple’s Macbook Air

The Apple MacBook Air revolutionized the landscape of laptop computing.  Sleek, extremely light, incredibly thin, no drive for DVDs, minimal peripheral ports and extremely fast due to its flash based hard drive – the MacBook Air created a new level of portability that was unheard of in mainstream laptops at the time.  But despite its incredible dimensions, the trade-off was that the MacBook air was significantly more expensive than regular-sized laptops. The Windows answer to…

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How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio

The multifunction button located on your headphones does a lot more than answer your iPhone or hang it up. You can control the audio that’s playing with a surprising amount of functions hidden in that little button. So much so that I hardly ever touch my iPhone to control my iPod any more. Press button once to begin playing audio. Use the button’s volume controls to increase or decrease playback volume. Press button once to pause…

"How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio"

How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio

The multifunction button located on your headphones does a lot more than answer your iPhone or hang it up. You can control the music that’s playing with a surprising amount of functions hidden in that little button. So much so that I hardly ever touch my iPhone to control my iPod any more. Press button once to begin playing music. Use the button’s volume controls to increase or decrease playback volume. Press button once to…

"How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio"

Now Play Android Games and Apps on PC or Laptop

Ever thought of playing mobile apps on your PC? Well, now with the launch of various simulators in the market, the dream has come true. Now you need not to purchase expensive android based mobile if you are fascinated with the apps and games available for the platform. You can enjoy these apps and games on your pc itself using the available simulator. We bring you here the various simulators available for enjoying the apps and…

"Now Play Android Games and Apps on PC or Laptop"

How to Boot your Android Device in Safe Mode

Perhaps you need to Boot your Android Device in Safe Mode. Similar to the experience that you have with you PC wherein you can start the PC in Safe Mode to rectify any issues with the computer, you can also boot your android device into safe mode. The safe mode in Android does not loads the third party apps during the booting process. Only the apps that came with the phone will get loaded. Therefore, if your…

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Could Smartwatches be as Popular as Smartphones?

Hence the smartwatch revolution took place. The smartwatches are an extension to the smartphones which allows you to take calls, text messages, check your SNS integrations and also acts as traditional watches. These watches were expected to be not so best-selling anmd they were not as well, maybe because of the new concept. There were sold about 1.2 million smartwatches while the number of smartphone users is 1.5 billion in the world. Why the distance…

"Could Smartwatches be as Popular as Smartphones?"

A Simple Core Data Introduction

This guide assumes you are using Xcode 4 Core data is the feature of Cocoa that makes it the best tool for developing applications for the macintosh. It’s what makes Cocoa a better choice for developing full, feature rich applications than Java or Ruby (not that they’re bad languages) for the mac. The simple reason for this is it allows you to develop amazingly complicated applications in precisely 0lines of code. Even then, you can…

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Intro to Cocoa Bindings (As well as Key Value Coding)

Bindings are an incredibly useful feature of Cocoa. Cocoa bindings were introduced in Mac OS 10.3 allowing developers to create incredibly complex applications in very few lines of code and, as a result, eliminate many bugs from their software that would normally arise from the sheer mass of code a developer would normally have to write. Whilst learning Cocoa, bindings aren’t a necessary thing to learn about and many budding developers will skip over bindings…

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Passing Arguments By Address In C++

For reference, I shall now refer to pass by address as PSA Let’s just get something out-of-the-way. Passing a parameter by address involves using pointers. Yes, those horrible little things that you hated/hate whilst you learnt/are learning C, C++. The idea of pointers is hard to understand and the most common thing novices will say is “Why learn pointers?” Well, this is one of those reasons to learn them. PBA relies completely on pointers and…

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Tips on How to Secure Your Account By Making A Killer Password

        HOW TO SECURE YOUR ACCOUNT BY MAKING A KILLER PASSWORD A password is a collection of characters used to verify the identity of a user during the authentication process. Passwords are used in association with a username. They are created to be known only to the user and allow that user to gain access to a device, application or website. Passwords can vary in length and can contain letters, numbers and special characters. Other…

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PostgreSQL ORM

PostgreSQL-ORM is an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that complements Simple. It knows how to map high-level operations to PostgreSQL flavored SQL for Haskell types that are instances of the Model type-class, as well as perform join operations on associations between Model instances. Declaration Creating a Model in Haskell is easy. We simply declare a datatype using record syntax, include a field of type DBKey to hold the primary key and let Haskell Generics do the rest:…

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Getting Started Tutorial: Simple Basic Web Application

This getting started tutorial will get you up and running with a basic web application. At the end you will know how install Simple how to create a Simple application from scratch the structure of a Simple application how to add persistence with PostgreSQL. Guide Assumptions This guide assumes you have a working version of the GHC Haskell compiler, the cabal package manager and an up-to-date version of the PostgreSQL database. The best way to…

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Simple Templates

Simple comes with support for the embedded templating language defined in the package simple-templates. Templates let you embed dynamic content in HTML, JSON or any other text format you return in your responses. Using with a Simple app Adding template support in your app is as easy as declaring an instance ofHasTemplates for your app settings:

HasTemplates has default definitions for all of its methods. However, in most cases you’ll probably want to override…

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The smpl Command-line Utility

Simple ships with a command-line utility, smpl, that helps bootstrap applications as well as run then in development mode. Synopsis

Global Options

Creating an application

Creates a new Simple application in the directory app_name. The Haskell module for the new application is the CamelCase derivation of app_name. For example, an app with the name test_app would be created with the module nameTestApp. By default, only minimal functionality is included in generated apps.…

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How to Make A USB Drive Faster

Do you feel that your USB drive is slow in reading or writing data? Then this post is for you. Hello Readers, today I will be guiding you to make your USB drive work noticeable faster than ever before. However, this technique will work only for windows user. Misconception The common misconception among users is that USB drive/ Pen Drive works slow due to the large amount of data stored in it. But that is…

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How to Get a Pikachu as your Starter in Pokémon GO

Pokémon Go is the latest hype in the video game industry. Pokémon fever is again at it’s peak. Everyone is hunting for their favorite pokémons to become an ultimate pokémon master. If you are also going to start playing Pokémon GO, then first read this. After finalizing your profile in Pokémon GO, the next step is to choose a pokémon to start your journey as a pokémon catcher. Originally, Pokémon GO offers you three choices for…

"How to Get a Pikachu as your Starter in Pokémon GO"

How to Hide Audio, Video, Image Media Files from Appearing in Android Media Players

Android devices come with some built-in apps like Music Player, Video Player and a Gallery to access your media files. Also, there are tons of apps like these on Play Store. But there is a very annoying problem with all of them. They will scan the phone’s storage and will include all the supported files. Thereby mixing up your media as well as non-media files. For e.g. in Music Player unwanted files like WhatsApp audio messages,…

"How to Hide Audio, Video, Image Media Files from Appearing in Android Media Players"

What is a Kernel? – Explained

Hello, readers. After spending some time around Android or Linux forums or discussions, you must have come across the term “Kernel”. A kernel is not a unique part of Android or Linux OS but it is a very important part of every operating system including Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Blackberry’s QNX, Symbian, etc. Most of the people even some programmers/developers misunderstands kernel and operating system to be one and the same thing. So, What is a…

"What is a Kernel? – Explained"

How to Hack WhatsApp Account? (Easiest Way)

Today we will discuss 3 most easy methods on how to hack Whatsapp account. Maybe you are interested in reading the chats of your friends/relatives or someone else.  Well it is super easy even if you don’t have any technical background. Everybody knows that WhatsApp is end to end encrypted and there is no serious loophole, vulnerability and any security bug in WhatsApp. But due to WhatsApp account setup mechanism, we can use WhatsApp on more…

"How to Hack WhatsApp Account? (Easiest Way)"

11 Most Amazing Cool Websites You Didn’t Know About!

The Internet is a never-ending place. It is full of amazing and really cool stuff. Whether you want to learn something or just wanna kill time, there is a lot out here. Although there are millions of websites on the web but here we have got you 11 most amazing cool websites. So, let’s get started. Hackertyper Hackertyper.com is a great website to prank your friends. It makes you look like you really know something…

"11 Most Amazing Cool Websites You Didn’t Know About!"

Picking the Best Microphone for You

Have your friends ever told you your microphone has too much static or background noise? Well, you probably considered buying a new one, but you don’t know where to start. There are so many different types of microphones, but you’re not sure what will work best for your voice or your setup. Do you even know what you want? Here’s a guide that’ll help you out and will hopefully allow you to make the best…

"Picking the Best Microphone for You"

Old PC Parts Are Still Relevant

I used an i3-3225 at its stock speed for 3 years. During that time, I rendered hundreds of videos, played hundreds of hours in games, and ran multiple servers. Then, about a few months ago, I decided I would go for an upgrade. This would coincide with my recent upgrades to my drives, case, fans, and GPU. The struggle then hit me: what do I even get? THE CHOICE AND REALIZATION I had been running my PC…

"Old PC Parts Are Still Relevant"

Bose Companion 2 Series III Computer Speakers Review

Look and Feel Right out of the box, the Bose C2 speakers look and smell fresh and clean. Unlike the older Bose C2 (series II), these speakers are fully black and have fabric covering each Bose Companion 2 drivers. They are slightly slanted upwards to face the ears of the listener. All the I/O is on the right speaker, including the left speaker output, AC adapter, and 3.5mm audio jack. On the front of it is also…

"Bose Companion 2 Series III Computer Speakers Review"

LG 55″ Class 1080p LED TV Review

LG has yet to disappoint with their higher-class TVs. They can deliver stunningly high image quality and color reproduction for an appropriate price. Not only do their TVs perform great, but also LOOK awesome with thin bezels, a thin body, and ergonomic feet to hold it steady enough. Here is my review of LG’s 55″ class 1080p LED (non-smart) TV. Design overview The front face of the TV follows a very minimalistic and simple design.…

"LG 55″ Class 1080p LED TV Review"

Scorpio – The Xbox One Design Flaws Gets An Upgrade

In recent months, Microsoft has made a multitude of announcements that interested gamers worldwide. From Xbox exclusives being ported for PC to the confirmation of a slimmer Xbox One, they’ve heard a lot of good news from the tech giant. However, one announcement interested some of them (including me) more than the others: the revelation of a new, upgraded Xbox One codenamed ‘Xbox Scorpio.‘ Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not as if no one saw…

"Scorpio – The Xbox One Design Flaws Gets An Upgrade"

Bose QC15 Review

Bose is well-known for their noise canceling headphones. Ever since the QC2, active noise cancelation has come out from the gimmick category and into happy consumers’ hands. The next generation of Bose’s active noise cancellation headphones, the QC15, does not disappoint – but it has its drawbacks. Here I will detail the features and specs in a Bose QC15 Review. On the Outside The Bose QC15 has a very formal, corporate look. It has a black, leather ear…

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No Man’s Sky Controversy – Geoff Keighley Speaks Out

Oh, boy. No Man’s Sky…where to even begin? Well, I guess to start off, I’ll explain what No Man’s Sky is and the controversy behind it. No Man’s Sky is an action-adventure survival game developed by Hello Games, and was released on the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on August 9, 2016. The game was originally slated to release on June 21, 2016 but was delayed until August because “some key moments needed extra polish…

"No Man’s Sky Controversy – Geoff Keighley Speaks Out"

Creating an Online Server for ANY Game

We’ve all played online before. Whether it be a PC, console, or handheld game. And you’ve always wanted to be able to play with your friends, and them only. Well, luckily, with the power of a tool called LogMeIn Hamachi, you can do that. For any game. Anytime. Brief introduction LogMeIn Hamachi, in short, is free software developed by LogMeIn which allows you to utilize its servers to create your own private, safe networks where…

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How to Install Shaders for Minecraft

Minecraft looks bland. I’ll say it right there. After playing for hours looking at a simple color scheme with no real shadows, no real clouds, or any bit of realistic volume in the atmosphere – I understand your pain. Luckily, there’s a fix! It’s a mod called Shaders, and it completely transforms your game to look amazing – that is, if you can run it. Not all graphics cards can play with shaders, and every…

"How to Install Shaders for Minecraft"

Check Transaction Log and Torn Writes by Help of ESEUTIL

MS Exchange Server, the mail server application, maintains the record of actions executed by the database software in transaction log files. Transaction files help in ensuring the atomicity and durability of the database. When a database shuts down abnormally, a check is done in the transaction log files to see for pending or unexecuted database queries. If there is any pending query it is executed again; partially committed queries are aborted. In some circumstances, the…

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Exchange Database Corruption Issue in Microsoft Exchange Server

Handling corruption in an Exchange server mailbox database is the worst nightmare for any Exchange administrator. In the event of Exchange database corruption, the Exchange services fail to start and all the business comes to a standstill. In such circumstances, the first step should be to identify the corrupt file. If the pub.edb file is corrupt, all data present in the public folders on the Exchange Server would become inaccessible. These folders are often replicated…

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How to Fix Inconsistency Issue in Exchange Database Files

Corruption of Exchange Server database directly affects the work of the organization. Whole communication channel inside and outside the organization cannot be carried out smoothly. In order to solve the above problem, it becomes compulsory to repair the corrupt Exchange Server database. Repair can be carried out with the help of inbuilt methods. But, sometimes inbuilt methods fail when the level of corruption is quite high. Discussed below is an error message that appears on the…

"How to Fix Inconsistency Issue in Exchange Database Files"

Reliable Software to Repair Corrupt Exchange BKF File and Recover Precious Data

If the data is important, it has always been advised to take its backup so that if by chance you lost the data, still you can manage to restore that back. But, without any backup copy, there are chances that you may not get back 100% data. As Microsoft Exchange Server stores all the business critical mail transactions of your entire organization, it is important to keep backup of the mailboxes, using NTBackup utility. These…

"Reliable Software to Repair Corrupt Exchange BKF File and Recover Precious Data"

How to Circumvent Database Corruption in MS Exchange Server

Database file corruption is a fairly common occurrence in MS Exchange server due to various unforeseen causes. After facing a crash, human errors, hardware issue, virus attack or a software conflict, your Exchange database file may get damaged. If your Exchange server starts acting weirdly, unable to mount the database on startup, then you are possibly experiencing serious data corruption in your database pages. If you do not identify and deal with the problem quickly,…

"How to Circumvent Database Corruption in MS Exchange Server"

All About Automobile Engineering in India

Like other developing economies, the Indian economy, which is riding the wave of success, is also largely dependent on its industries. In the recent years, India has emerged as an automobile manufacturing hub which has made it a potential job market.  The Indian automobile market has crossed the million marks in the annual four wheeler productions in the year 2004, which is a big reward in itself. India is now on the way to become…

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5 Strategic Practices to Implement for Enterprise Security

Technology has modified several informational systems and processes into relevant and substantial procedures. It implemented an efficient and modernized way to perform multiple tasks without sacrificing quality and timeliness. However, there are corresponding drawbacks as to technology. The upsurge of different cyber-crimes has risen.  Currently, these virtual attacks are still occurring and proliferating. It stirs up the companies as this issue creates pressure and risks to most enterprises worldwide. Data Threats News Updates As per…

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CSS using Bootstrap – Adding Users and Role Authentication to existing Web Forms project

More wrestling going on here than with a WWE title fight, eh? The project I’m working on is starting to lean away from Bootstrap. It is a GREAT advantage to use this as a framework – especially in terms of responsive design, and not having to muck around with CSS. Bootpress to roll your own themes. I do love using Page Inspector – a new feature in Visual Studio 2013. Here below I can select different…

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Visual Studio and the Entity Framework Diagram – Scaffolding Progress

Been a hectic first two weeks on the job! Seven days in, we have agreement on our first set of entities – and have seeded it with data and some sprocs to generate manufacturing work orders and assembly history. Now comes the fun part – the UI! Big challenge here – we are under extreme pressure to deliver in a short time frame a fairly smooth and intuitive UI. Since I work on a manufacturing…

"Visual Studio and the Entity Framework Diagram – Scaffolding Progress"

Installing a Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine Windows 8 VMware Workstation

Here today we are looking to install Windows Server 2012 as virtual machine in VMware workstation I have a Windows 8 machine that’s great for browsing. Unfortunately, for anything serious development-related – not so much. (There’s that annoying lack of Local Users and Groups, for example, which crippled my BT2013 install.) First make sure you have Oracle’s VirtualBox set up. This is really quite painless and a very light install (as distrustful as I am of…

"Installing a Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine Windows 8 VMware Workstation"

Netflix Company Values : Spoken vs. Actual Values of a Business

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery Over the weekend I was doing some research on retrospectives and found a very enlightening powerpoint presentation from the founder of Netflix about the Netflix company values. It’s 127 or so slides, which seems a little long by about 100 slides;…

"Netflix Company Values : Spoken vs. Actual Values of a Business"

Wargames and the Agile Manifesto

In July and August of 2002, the most expensive and far-reaching military exercise in history was launched. Costing nearly $250 billion, it simulated a military leader in the Persian Gulf – one believed to be sponsoring terrorist organizations – that the American forces were assigned to destroy.   The Pentagon knew that no enemy would be so foolish as to clash with American forces head to head (as with Desert Storm), and foresaw the next…

"Wargames and the Agile Manifesto"

The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester Book Review

Just finished reading “The Arms of Krupp”, by William Manchester. It was kind of a project… but I will say 1) It’s very readable, and even made me laugh at points and 2) Is a fascinating view of the rise and fall of Germany through the lens of its most famous arms merchant. The interesting thing was the story of artillery and the ‘big guns’ that Krupp became famous for. The company only became the…

"The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester Book Review"

Born to Becoming A Great Programmer

Had someone recently ask me about programming and whether it would make a good career for her. I took a few minutes and put down my thoughts. I think the following are good thoughts for people interested in building a career in programming – be in the Microsoft stack or other areas:   Build your own identity and get social: I do think you have to build your own brand as a developer separate from…

"Born to Becoming A Great Programmer"

Why Do Many A Programmer Despise Documentation?

Of course the above is a complete lie. In a shocking turn of events, developers HATE documentation. (Good developers, that is.) That’s because, 1) it’s tedious and painful, 2) programmers prefer to write code, and 3) comments get so easily out of synch with the code.   Unless you can document your code in VS2012 directly and have it truly self-update, it’s just not going to get done, and whatever you DO get done will…

"Why Do Many A Programmer Despise Documentation?"

The Three Laws of Performance , Book Review

This isn’t anything that will ever appear in our book… but I still think it’s interesting. Read “The Three Laws of Performance” by Zaffron and Logan over the weekend. You have to skim past all the dated manager-as-hero stories and MBA-speak and name-dropping. It’s a typical management book – 14 point font, less than 200 pages, lots of positivity and light on the content. That being said, there’s some nuggets of truth here. Here’s some key…

"The Three Laws of Performance , Book Review"

TFS 11 – Finally, An Agile Shovel From Microsoft.

Most people think the most feared weapon of World War 1 was the machine gun – and of course it was. But, in the trenches themselves, what you needed was a shovel. It could handle all kinds of tasks, and in a pinch was better than any bayonet. Multipurpose, flexible, adaptable – it was the true frontline weapon of choice. Being programmers, we tend to obsess a little too much about what tool we use…

"TFS 11 – Finally, An Agile Shovel From Microsoft."

“To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman : The Spanish Armada, Built in Waterfall

Reading an excellent book now entitled “To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman. For you history buffs out there it makes for a pretty compelling story. And the part of interest to us project managers is the disaster (to the Spanish empire, the sole superpower at the time) that was the Spanish Armada. The interesting thing about the Armada was that, by the time it failed, no one believed it would work… One Spanish soldier…

"“To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman : The Spanish Armada, Built in Waterfall"

Windows Performance Toolkit with Windows Vista , 7 , or 8

Easily half of the following is stolen wholesale with mad props from this video –50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Application Sites Faster. We’re going to highlight the Windows Performance Toolkit and how it can help us quantify and isolate performance bottlenecks with our websites. (Most of the following would apply to Windows Store apps, Azure sites, and MVC/ASP websites.) And this blog was excellent as a step by step walkthrough. The presenter, Jatinder Mann,…

"Windows Performance Toolkit with Windows Vista , 7 , or 8"

Agile Development & Scrum at Portland General Electric

Great presentation this morning at AgilePDX Westside, by Mark Menger of PGE. Here’s my notes…   We had to start by defining what our product is. A team mission was not accidental. Our vision is: Keep IT Application Teams fully occupied by delivering quality solutions to the most valuable work for PGE in a predictable fashion. Fully occupied – meaning time not wasted (and not overuse – forced o.t.), and considering creative/career needs Quality –…

"Agile Development & Scrum at Portland General Electric"

Book Review: “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni

I read “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Lencioni. It is very readable, even entertaining… and it takes about 45 minutes to read through the “good parts”. (Like with all business books, the author knows how to use stories to spin 1-2 pages of content into a 150-page book!) Here’s my take. Absence of Trust – This stems from unwillingness to be vulnerable, not being genuinely open about their mistakes and weaknesses. Fear of…

"Book Review: “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni"

Wrestling around with Web API and the first stumbles with the Repository Pattern : Bootstrap Theming.

Not too long ago I was writing WCF data services using entity framework and OData (and feeling weird about how easy it was to create a REST service when your model is set). I thought I would fool around a little with the Web API pattern – which is the way Microsoft is touting serving up JSON to applications using the following pattern:   I’m using the repository pattern, and following these steps: Create a…

"Wrestling around with Web API and the first stumbles with the Repository Pattern : Bootstrap Theming."

ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit

I’m embarrassed to say, I hadn’t visited the AJAX control toolkit suite for a while… with the advent of MVC and the abolition of Postbacks/session state (or so I thought), I was putting all that stuff in my rear view mirror. But, suffice to say, there are still times when you’re going to be using WebForms. So, here’s some of my favorite controls from this suite – and why: Accordion – panels collapse/expand. Animation –…

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Why are Geologists Always the Bad Guys?

I have overstated things in saying that geologists are always the bad guys of course. I mean neither Hitler nor Stalin were geologists after all. And to be clear… what follows is tongue-in-cheek. Geologists are necessary adjuncts to successful mining engineers but sometimes they think that mining engineers are necessary adjuncts to successful geologists and that really ticks me off when it happens. I have often speculated on why geologists are always the bad guys…

"Why are Geologists Always the Bad Guys?"

Mining Engineering vs. Mineral Engineering

In the early days of mining engineering there was very little distinction between mining engineering and mineral process engineering. The successful engineering graduate had to be as conversant and skilled with rock mechanics as with zeta potential calculations. However, as the work of breaking and hauling rock to a plant became specialized so too did the work of crushing that rock and separating the interesting bits become specialized. For this reason, most engineering schools have…

"Mining Engineering vs. Mineral Engineering"

A Mining Engineer is a Liar Standing Beside a Hole in the Ground

Mark Twain held a low view of mining engineers apparently as a result of his own painful investing experience. Mining has a twin nature which makes it a high risk for both the developer and the investor. In the first place mining projects are always expensive and time consuming to develop. In the second place mining involves the extraction of metals such as gold, the mere mention of which, can cause investors to swoon. In…

"A Mining Engineer is a Liar Standing Beside a Hole in the Ground"

When did it become “Mining Engineering?”

The specific vocation of mining engineering is, in fact, a relatively recent phenomenon. Up until the early 20th Century, “engineering” covered all the newly defined branches including civil, mechanical, electrical, geological, biomedical, petroleum, metallurgical and mining engineering. Formerly, mining engineering was an amalgam of what would now be known as mechanical and civil engineering. And indeed, this is one of the allures of the profession because it is a mix of so many other engineering…

"When did it become “Mining Engineering?”"

A Brief History of 7 Famous Mining Engineers

One of the very sad facts of our “pop” world is that, unless you invent something like the hoola hoop, no one remembers or recognizes you. So here is to those who toil in obscurity making the world a better place for millions. You disagree with this? Well where did all the bits and pieces of the screen you are reading this on come from? Maybe you believe that all the minerals and metal bits…

"A Brief History of 7 Famous Mining Engineers"

What is NAS Storage? A Simple Explanation

Data stored on a computer appliance at a file level that is accessed by an assortment of clients through a computer network is referred to as Network attached storage (NAS). Its elements which are its hardware and software configurations are specially manufactured for this purpose of storing as well as serving files. However, there are times when general computers are used to achieve a similar purpose as that of NAS storage but the output is…

"What is NAS Storage? A Simple Explanation"

Engineering and Business

Well, since its the middle of exams, most of the work has been grounded for now. But knowing me, I’m still hard at it, trying to keep things moving forward! A few months ago, the project took a dramatic turn into a completely new direction and to be honest, this was quite difficult to cope with. Adaptability Well, remember the township caterers, cooking food using treated wood that was potentially making them really sick???  …

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5 Simple (But Important) Engineering Interview Tips To Remember

I recently got a comment from a reader who asked me to share some tips on what to wear for a first interview with some engineering companies.   Having a little experience in that department, let me try and offer some advice. 1.  Be prepared Possibly the most important thing you can do before an interview is your homework.  The interviewer wants to see that you know enough about the company, and that you really want to…

"5 Simple (But Important) Engineering Interview Tips To Remember"

Top Ten Reasons NOT to Marry An Engineer

So, since I am actually dating an engineer (a mechanical engineering masters student, might I add!), Although many people would tell you why engineers make good husbands,  I think I’m allowed to joke about this…although I don’t think this is going to impress EcoHawk very much 🙂 10.   Shirts and jeans are our formal dress. Hot dog and a six-pack is our seven-course meal.   Sadly, this one is very, very accurate I’m afraid – but they really do…

"Top Ten Reasons NOT to Marry An Engineer"

Becoming a Professional Engineer

On the Road: Becoming a Professional Engineer So now that I’ve stopped working like a mad-woman buried under piles of documents, I can get back to the really important stuff…like blogging! So something interesting happened this week. My boss (the tiny but feisty female chemical engineer-I need to interview her for asap) got back from Greece and we had a nice long chat about my future! This is something that had been causing me mild…

"Becoming a Professional Engineer"

Blekko “Izik” – New Tablet Search Engine

The fact is that Google is unmatched and unbeatable as a search engine, however a commendable attempt to offer an alternative is offered by “Izik” created by Blekko, a tablet search engine. Of course, they know their limitations and cannot even be compared to the legendary David with his slingshot against the mighty Goliath. Still tottering around as any two-year-old can, Blekko’s Izik hopes to fill in as a substitute for tablets if not for…

"Blekko “Izik” – New Tablet Search Engine"

Toshiba Satellite C875-S7340: In Depth Review

The basic Windows 8 laptop from Toshiba, the C875-S7340 belongs to the popular Satellite series that is known to be affordable and user-friendly. As it is a basic model, one can only expect the traditional keyboard in the place of the touchscreen that most of today’s laptops sport. However, when it comes to performance, this model from Toshiba is a workhorse that can go on as long as you want it to. In addition to…

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Low Virtual Memory? Get It Fixed

Your system is low on virtual memory! Appearance of this message on your computer could be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean that your computer is in a danger zone. It is just that the system is low on physical memory, to carry out any process.   You might wonder that there should be any problem, when virtual memory is present. What if, the virtual memory is also running on low memory? Your system will not…

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Embed Your Powerpoint Presentation into Website or Blog

With the launch of Microsoft’s Office 365 (Complete Office in the Cloud) and Skydrive, it has become extremely easy to embed your Powerpoint or excel document in your website or blog. I recently came across this feature of Skydrive and figured it out to be childs play to embed my document in webpage or blog. You can have a look the below presentation to see gow to go about if you want to embed powerpoint into…

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What is Google Translator Toolkit?

What is Google Translator Toolkit ? Google Translate Toolkit is a handy tool when you need translating a document from one terminology to another. You can upload the document, directly write the text, get a URL (link) translated, input a Wikipedia article or can too get the captions of a YouTube video translated. Google Translate Toolkit supports the following kind of document that can get translated: Documents HTML (.HTML) Microsoft Word (.DOC/.DOCX) OpenDocument Text (.ODT) Plain Text (.TXT) Rich Text (.RTF)…

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5 Practical Ways to Check if a Website is Legitimate or Fraud

With the high penetration of integration in our daily life, it is becoming riskier to maintain our online identity. It is equally risky to share our details with websites or online business that we come across and may find useful. Online communities are full of useful portals that make our life easier. But there are certain illegitimate websites that may adversely affect you. They can steal your passwords, your banking details, and credit card details or may install…

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Google Handwrite

Google has unveiled a new feature for its search engine which is focused for using the search engine on Smartphone or tablet devices. It is actually very difficult to use the keyboard on these devices especially on move. Use your finger or stylus to instruct Google what you want to search for without using the keyboard facility. Google automatically recognizes the letter and words as you write on the screen. How to enable the feature:…

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Merging tables with “Union” and “Union All”

I’m going to write about SQL Unions. This is a really handy function that lets you join 2 or more tables into one big “uber-table”. The syntax is quite simple. It’s either Union or Union All.  You would use these functions if you needed to join two (or more) tables that were the same structure but in completely separate databases. This is common in companies split into several businesses. The accounts or business package to…

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The Basic Principles of Select Queries

I am writing this update from outdoors, enjoying a glorious spring day on a beautiful terrace in Rome. This is about the basic principles of select queries. Incidentally I will be using the “AdventureWorks” database, which is a demonstration database provided by Microsoft. You can download the install file from here Probably the largest portion of my future updates will be using functions in select queries, so it’s worth covering that now and getting this…

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Renewable Petroleum™ – Oil 2.0?

It’s true. Here in Silicon Valley, several ex-software execs may have found the answer to the $140/barrel oil prices. How? Genetically-engineered bug excretion. That’s right. Bugs eat sugar, and crap oil. It’s called Renewable Petroleum™ and it’s from a biotechnology company called LS9. The bugs are single-cell organisms, that are a fraction of a billionth the size of an ant. The organisms start out as industrial yeast, or nonpathogenic strains for E. coli, and LS9…

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Gundam RX-78-2 Texturing

Part 1 Katana is one type of Japanese sword. This tutorial will explain to you how to model a katana using 3dsmax. This tutorial is divided into 4 pages. The first page explains how to create a tsuba (guard), a piece of metal separate blade and grip. The second page explains how to create the blade. The third page is how to model handgrip. The last, you will learn how to texture this sword. {mosimage}After…

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Benefits Of Microsoft Dynamics AX

So what exactly is Microsoft Dynamics AX? One of those complex tech things? Well, not exactly. If you take some time to look at what it is you will be shocked to realize that it is a very easy thing to get your mind around. To put it simply it is a business management system solution that is integrated and that is adaptable. It works in the Microsoft Dynamics line to streamline customer relationships, financials as…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Review

For any individual that owns a mid-market business and needs to get the accounting of their business done in a quick, simple and tech savvy way, this is one review that you should pay attention to. Not only because Microsoft Dynamics GP is a product from Microsoft so it is quality and service guaranteed but also because it has the potential of placing your business in another level and has the ability to make sure that…

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Managing Active Directory – PowerShell Tutorial

Any system administration task in that is regularly repeated should be automated! With the management of Active Directory (AD), that is a surprisingly high number of tasks. With PowerShell’s ability to easily work with AD, these tasks can made easier or completely automated! So what is a candidate for automation? In short, any task that you regularly do within Powershell Quest Active Directory Users and Computer (ADUC) or Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) should be automated! There…

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Top 10 Android Apps for Creative Artists & Architects

The time has come  to get the wildest in your creative arts with some new android apps. Android has launched many creative apps where you can visualize your imagination and create beautiful arts and architectural designs. Here we are featuring the best android apps for artists and the best android apps for architects. With a mobile device in hand, downloading android apps can be quite useful and tempting as well. There are hundreds of android apps available on mobile…

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Establishing Your Online Reputation Is So Important, But Why?

After you’ve established a system for determining what people are saying about you, your brand, and your industry (and possibly even your competitors reputations!), it’s time to establish your online reputation. Developing your brand’s voice is an art and a science all rolled into one. As you start establishing your online reputation, be sure to consider the following: Remember that quality of relationships trumps quantity of relationships every time. Hiring a college student to get…

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The Personal Branding Process in Relation to Self Esteem

It is important to note that having high self-esteem is not about being arrogant or bragging about what you have and your achievements. But it is taking stock of what kind of person you are in life. Self-esteem also does not shield you from low self-confidence, uneasiness and fear. It is simply makes it easier to stand and handle problems. In the process of personal branding it is imperative to have a great sense of…

"The Personal Branding Process in Relation to Self Esteem"

Situational Leadership : “Not the Same” Old Leadership

When I was in graduate school at San Jose State, we had a rather passionate discussion in an instructional methods class about “to which student do you gear your class?”.  Many opted on the side of targeting the higher achievers as it would challenge the rest of the class. Others, in the spirit of “no child left behind” thought that the class should be geared so that no child was lost in the subject matter.…

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Organizational Trust : What It Means & Why It Matters

Organizational Trust: What it Means & Why It Matters Organizational trust, like personal trust, is based on a person’s experience with repeated patterns of behavior. This concept, coupled with concerns (and in many cases, unfounded fears) about legal compliance in the workplace, has led to a prevailing belief among many HR practitioners and line managers that you must treat all employees the same. This is observed in many organizations where HR assumes the role of…

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Do NOT Treat Your Employees As Customers

No, I’m not touting leadership blasphemy!  Let me start this off by explaining with how my sometimes seemingly counter- culture philosophy came about.  I’ll justify from the start! I first heard the concept “you must treat your employees as customers” when I was attending a public board meeting in the early 1990’s.  A fellow board-member and businessperson explained over lunch how the key to her success was that she treated her employees as customers.   I…

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Customized Work Environments : Let’s Play Baseball

Everyone Knows It’s About Winning “A good friend of mine used to say, ‘This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.’ Think about that for awhile.”  Bull Durham “Most of what I know about leadership and management I learned from playing baseball.”  I said this to a very good friend of mine, Brian, when we were…

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Frugal Innovation, an Indian Approach of Capitalism

“The frugal innovation” is synonymous with quality products and services, accessible to all. Sam Pitroda, an ardent advocate of this approach, wants to make innovation the driving force of growth. “The emergence of India will change the destiny of the world,” says the father of the telecom revolution in India. Serial entrepreneur, visionary and now an adviser to Indian Prime Minister innovations, Sam Pitroda implements a decidedly Indian capitalism: innovation called “frugal” or Jugaad in…

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Water Utility Analytics

Municipal water systems throughout the world face a host of financial challenges. Unfortunately financial management tools for water utilities lag behind other sectors, leaving utilities highly vulnerable to weak financial performance and market changes. The consequences for not meeting financial challenges are serious. Companies see severe anger over rate hikes, layoffs, lawsuits and failing infrastructure such as burst pipes. A company called Valor Water Analytics hopes to equip water utilities with customer sales metrics and analytics to strengthen…

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5 Everyday Uses of Predictive Analytics

Everyday we use applications that leverage predictive analytics to provide us with meaningful content, help us buy product, or protect us from spam. Here are 5 common yet relatively unnoticed uses in our daily lives. 1. Google Suggest Google has simplified online search and made it accessible to the masses. Google Suggest – that drop down list you see below the search input box once you start typing– leverages predictive Analytics to give out query recommendations in real-time. Initially intended…

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Safer Roads through Analytics – Zendrive

More than 90% of automobile accidents result from human error. 30% from phone use alone. These are staggering numbers and it’s no wonder personal and corporate insurance premiums continue to rise. A company called Zendrive hopes to improve driving for everyone through better data and analytics. Zendrive takes a unique approach to data capture by using the sensors on a smartphone to measure anyone’s driving behaviour. When captured, they apply machine learning algorithms to turn that data from the phone’s…

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Predictive Modeling in Healthcare

The opportunity that dig data provides now allows organizations to infer a lot more about someone’s future by analyzing the past of that same person’s cohort. So, while good clean data is an important step, we must remember that dig data has changed the game when it comes to analytics and particularly predictive analytics. A lot more can be analyzed and correlated, sometimes making the idea of ‘sample analysis’ a thing of the past. What…

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Primer on Cognitive Computing

When we as humans seek to understand something and make a decision we go through four key steps. First, we observe visible phenomena and bodies of evidence. Second, we draw on what we know to interpret what we’re seeing to generate hypothesis about what it means. Third, we evaluate which hypothesis are right or wrong. Finally, we decide, choosing the option which seems best and acting accordingly. Just as humans become experts by going through…

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