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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

500 Million GBP Per Year To Enact Three Strikes

500 Million GBP Per Year To Enact Three Strikes 

One of the largest stories regarding file sharing and copyright enactments of the year, has been the "three strikes" proposals across the globe, most famously, that of the United Kingdom. A joint ISP report today outlined the costs and requirements for any such bill to be enacted in the United Kingdom, and as if the story weren't already enough to make your blood boil, once you hear the price tag you're sure to become aggravated.

The report states that a "three strikes" plan which is already in works by UK Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, whom leads the Department of Business and Innovation and Skills, will be not only an extreme intrusion into the people of the UK's privacy and rights, but it will be an even larger intrusion into their wallets.

The voracious task of implementing all the proposals for dealing with illegal file sharing online, has been somewhat of a game for Lord Mandelson, and has made him the direct target of those accusing the "three strikes" policy of costing more than it's worth to the people of Great Britain.

Usually paying someone to strip you of your rights doesn't sound like a pretty means of taxation, but in this circumstance, the people have no choice or even voice in the matter. The estimated cost of the overall "three strikes" policy, will be over £500 million ($799.5 million) per year. This would add up to an amount of approximately £25 ($40) per internet subscriber per year.

Many internet service providers though are feeling the squeeze as well, stating that due to them having to charge higher priced subscription fees, that they will lose a temporal gain in customers. Thus, they take a loss while the industries of entertainment are set in motion to receive the largest benefit by cutting down on "illegitimate piracy", which also in the eyes of the ISP, will force many users away from extremely high speed broadband packages.

Charles Dunstone, of whom is the Chief Executive of Carphone Warehouse, which also owns Talk Talk, the UK's largest consumer based supplier of bandwidth, believes that the ISP's will suffer greatly from the proposed "three strikes" measures. He states that "Broadband consumers should not have to bail out the music industry. If they really think it’s worth spending vast sums of money on these measures then they should be footing the bill; not the consumer."

Valid points that make up the differential question of  "Why are we paying for a proposal in which we the people have had no say in deciding?" Other ISP's such as BT, another major network provider, has openly voiced his opposition to the so called "collective punishment" which targets only a mere IP address instead of actively trying to prosecute the person(s) whom may be responsible for any form of counterfeiting or piracy.

BT Retail Consumer Division Manager, John Petter, said "Put yourself in the shoes of a small businessman who has a rogue member of staff. Your internet access could get cut off because of the actions of one individual. It really feels like the UK is out on a limb with these proposals compared to the rest of the world."

This would be the equivalent of you riding in a car with four friends, the car itself, was suspected to be used as a getaway vehicle a few weeks before for a bank robbery, and then you are all pulled over by the police, and charged with the robbery of a few weeks before. Even if they couldn't pinpoint who did it, just because you were in that car, all of you being charged with robbery. This type of charge would absolutely not stand in a court of law, without having substantial evidence towards the person(s) responsible. So why does this new form of "three strikes" which holds a single IP address accountable stand as reason to be penalized? That's a question many are asking.

The internet service providers are also very distressed and angry over the fact that the proposal requires all broadband customers regardless if they share files online, to provide financial backing for a bill that only helps the entertainment giant corporations to continue the same failing business prospects which have accounted for most of their losses. They say that supporting a "bail out" of the entertainment industry will only result in a slump in economic growth and prevent the spread of new and exciting technologies that will force the entertainment industry to compete.

Although there are many who've expressed their disliking and concern for the bill, there are some such as the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) which have stated that they believe the plan is within "everyone's interest due to the overall benefits to the country which far outweigh the costs", yet they've offered little to no facts to support their claim.

I fail to see any true benefit to the people of the UK, considering that the proposal introduces a guarantee that record labels will profit even if they cannot meet the high demands of the consumers who buy their products. With the only current opposition to the record industry as "free" distribution via file sharing, this pretty much ensures that they will rake in some type of profit.

The entertainment industry already succumbs to extreme profits via legal online purchases and downloads, from cell phone videos, ring tones, to handheld downloads, and many other various forms. This also decreases what they deem as a threat, which is p2p use.

In the end, the people of the United Kingdom end up in a situation where if they do download "alleged" copyrighted material, they can be disconnected from the internet, or even fined. Even if they don't download via file sharing networks or applications, they are still "fined" by having to pay a minimum tax to pay for the proposal. The record companies, and movie industry can claim a victory over file sharing, and the governments have repaid promises to campaign donors, such as the entertainment industry. Everyone wins, except for the hard working people.

Then it begins a new frontier, a methodology of where file sharers are evolving, into more discreet and efficient ways of not being detected. The government will eventually have to battle the new means of file sharing too, which only leads to further tax increases and funding to combat the new age of piracy. It's a revolving circle, where only the people suffer. File sharing doesn't decrease, nor does the financial gain in which corporate interests will make from the measures. I guess someone is happy now. Just not the people.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

7 surprising facts about sleep

7 surprising facts about sleep

1. Set a Bedtime Alert

Most of us already use an alarm to wake up in the morning, but sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, author of Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep, suggests setting it at night as well. "I tell people to set their alarm for one hour before bedtime, which reminds them to begin what I call the power-down hour," says Dr. Breus, who is also a spokesman for the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach. He says you should spend the first 20 minutes of that hour taking care of any necessary chores (like walking the dog or making your kids' lunches), then spend the next 20 minutes on hygiene (washing up, brushing your teeth, etc.), and save the last 20 minutes before bed for relaxation. You don't necessarily have to meditate, if that doesn't appeal to you; you can also do deep breathing exercises, read a book or even watch a little TV (as long as it's not too stimulating).

2. Don't Clear Your Mind

Experts say anxiety and depression top the list of reasons people have trouble sleeping. Part of the problem is that many of us just can't seem to quiet that internal voice that starts rambling on about the worries of the day. Of course, if you can clear your mind, go ahead and do it. But if that's impossible, don't force it--you'll only end up panicking about the fact that you're not sleeping, says Paul McKenna, PhD, author of the soon-to-be-released book I Can Make You Sleep. Instead, try slowing down your thoughts. "Practice saying anything and everything that comes into your mind to yourself in a slow, monotonous, drowsy tone," says Dr. McKenna. It doesn't matter if you're thinking about what to buy tomorrow at the grocery store or how a big presentation at work is going to go. If you slow everything down and talk to yourself in an even tone, you'll find it's that much harder to keep worrying (or stay awake).

3 - Another great way to quiet those racing thoughts is to count backward from 300 by 3s, says Dr. Breus. Unless you're a math ace, you probably won't be able to focus on anything else while you're doing this, which means you'll end up distracting yourself from your stressful thoughts.

4. Get Up a Half-Hour Earlier

Yes, you read that right! If you're suffering from chronic insomnia, try getting up, for example, at 6:30 instead of your usual 7 wakeup time--no matter what time you fell asleep the night before. You may be extra- for a little while, but this is hands-down the most effective way to reset your body clock, says Dr. McKenna. It works because it teaches your body that it can't catch up on sleep in the morning, so eventually you'll start feeling drowsier earlier in the evening.

5. Consider Seeing a Professional

A sleep psychologist is someone who specializes in gathering info about your emotions and your behaviors specifically as they relate to sleep. Often found at sleep centers, a sleep psychologist can usually help resolve your sleep issues in just four to six sessions, says Joseph Ojile, MD, founder of the Clayton Sleep Institute in St. Louis and a spokesman for the National Sleep Foundation.

6. Don't Worry If You Can't Sleep Right Away

You shouldn't p a s s out the second your head hits the pillow. If that happens all the time, it's a sign that you're sleep deprived. (Ditto for nodding off during boring meetings and long movies.) Ideally, it should take 15 to 25 minutes from when you lie down to when you drift off to sleep, says Dr. Breus.

7. Go to Bed When You're Tired

If you're having ongoing sleep troubles, don't worry so much about the fact that it's almost midnight and you have to get up in less than seven hours. Forcing yourself to stay in bed when you're not is just going to contribute to more tossing and turning, says Dr. Ojile. Instead, get up, do something relaxing, and go back to bed whenever you do feel tired. You might end up exhausted the next day (but that was bound to happen either way under these circumstances), and the following night you should have better luck getting to bed earlier.

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Thought of the Day

"When he reached the new world, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his crew was well motivated"

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Monday, December 28, 2009

A chilli pill that cuts as many calories as 80 minutes walk

A chilli pill that cuts as many calories as 80 minutes walk

LONDON: Scientists claimed to have developed a slimming pill that can burn off as many calories as 80 minutes of walk or a 25-minute jog, while you sit

The pill -- Capsiplex -- which is made from hot peppers and capsicum, utilises the weight-loss potential of red-hot peppers.

Chilli and capsicum help speed up the metabolism, thus, helping people lose weight more rapidly. However, consuming these chillies or their extract in large quantities causes irritation as these are unbearably hot.

The scientists overcame this problem while developing the capsule. The pill eats up the calories without causing any irritation, the Daily Mail reported.

"For decades, scientists have known about the weight-loss potential of red-hot peppers. The problem has been the ability to consume such a highly concentrated amount, but we have overcome this by putting a protective coating on the ingredients which stops any gastric irritation," a spokesman for Capsiplex said.

"At last we have a safe and healthy supplement to help weight loss," the spokesman added.

Trials of the pill conducted at University of Oklahoma in US showed adults taking Capsiplex burned off 278 more calories before, during and after a bout of exercise than those on placebos.

The pill is already in use in the US. Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears are known to have used the pill. 

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India's First Android Device Soon


India's First Android Device Soon

Hyderabad based Notion Inc, a startup formed by six IITans and an MBA graduate, might just be the company that would make the country's first Android device.

The tablet PC from the company will feature Nvida's Tegra processor and will run Android as mentioned earlier. The yet unnamed device will feature a writable 10.1-inch touchscreen and will weigh in at just 770grams. It will be feature packed with technologies like Blue tooth, a 3 megapixel camera, video recording, USB charging and a data storage capacity of 32GB all crammed in. Then, there is the much sought after Wi-Fi connectivity as well.

It's Lithium Ion batteries would be able to power the device for almost 48 hours, claims the company. The Notion tablet PC is expected to cost less than $400 (Rs. 18,640 approx.), and could be in your hands by June 2010, if all goes as planned. 

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Naruto Manga 477

Naruto Manga 477

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6 Simple Stress-Melting, Muscle-Relaxing Moves

6 Simple Stress-Melting, Muscle-Relaxing Moves

Got a pain in the...back? You're in good company. Forty-five percent of women report aches in their upper or lower back, a poll shows (other achy areas include the neck and knees). For me, it's usually a sign that I need to de-stress, pronto. But while the pain is treatable, the stress can be hard to shake. 

You don't need to pony up for a pro massage to undo your knots (though that certainly is wonderful!). Take matters into your own hands by doing these moves daily. They were created by Jill Miller, a yoga instructor in Los Angeles and creator of Yoga Tune Up, a program that uses balls to relieve muscle tension. To do them, use a pair of Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls ($10 per pair, or a pair of tennis balls or racquetballs.

Lower-back loosener
Lie faceup, knees bent, feet flat. Place balls under lower back, one on either side of spine. Lift upper body off floor, propping yourself on forearms. Keeping lower back on balls, raise hips and butt off floor. Roll lower back up and down over balls for up to two minutes.

Upper-back relaxer

Stand against wall. Place a ball on either side of spine, above bra strap. Walk feet out about 12 inches, hip-width apart, knees soft, arms down, back pressing onto balls. Squat, rolling back down over balls and raising arms overhead. Return to standing, rolling back up over balls and lowering arms. Repeat for up to two minutes.

Neck nurturer

Sit on edge of chair, feet flat, ball in right hand, head turned to right. Press ball on left side of neck wherever you feel tension. Holding ball in place, slowly turn head to left. Return to start. Reposition ball on another sore spot on the left and turn to left again. Return to start. Continue for up to two minutes. Switch sides; repeat.

Knee fixer
Lie on right side, legs extended, with right forearm supporting upper body. Place ball under right outer thigh, then bend left knee and position left foot in front of right thigh; put left hand in front of body for support. Slowly shift body so ball moves up to hip and down to knee, then back, for up to two minutes. Switch sides; repeat.

Wrist rescuer

Place balls inside their mesh bag and tie it. (If using tennis balls or racquetballs, substitute a sock.) Kneel; place right forearm, palm up, on balls. Roll forearm over balls, from wrist to elbow and back, for up to two minutes. Turn palm down; repeat. Switch arms; repeat.

Sole saver

Stand, holding back of chair for support with right hand, left hand on hip. Place ball under center of right foot, pressing body weight on ball. Roll ball under arch, up and down the length of sole and from side to side, for up to two minutes. Switch feet; repeat.

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10 tech triumphs

Hi-tech gadgets reached the masses as the communications revolution kicked off.Aspace programme took India to where it had never been before with an impactor carrying the tricolour landing on the moon. In medicine,new frontiers were breached with every passing year. 

Maruti to Tata Nano
In 1983, the Maruti 800 revolutionised the way India travelled. Two years later, it was the largestselling car in India, recalled India Today in 2003.
Almost 25 years later, when Tata drove the Nano on to the stage, it was clear that Indian innovation had shifted to a higher orbit, 
Clearly, good things continue to come in small packages.

The modernisation of telephone systems got underway in 1986 when Mahanagar Telephone Nigam was established to operate systems in Bombay and Delhi.
There's good news for subscribers: the waiting list of 3.7 lakh in the two cities could disappear by 1990, noted India Today in 1986.
The current situation is best described by this 2006 report: Telecommunication has gone from a total of five million telephone lines in 1991 to five million telephones every month.

Nuclear Energy
India's first atomic explosion, at Pokharan,Rajasthan,on May 18, 1974, may be the last. It raised so much political dust that it has taken three years and a change of government in Delhi to bring it down to earth .
This was the mood of the nation in 1974, captured by India Today. In May 1998, India conducted five nuclear tests at the Pokhran test range demonstrating its tremendous capability in nuclear technology and science.
Spelling more development, 10 years later, the Nuclear Suppliers Group lifted a ban which denied India from accessing the global nuclear market for 34 years.

Biotechnology can be used to increase productivity with cash crops and a whole range of vegetables. Experts believe this tissue culturebased business has enormous potential. That was India Today's take on biotechnology in September 1991. It got better, as an August 2006 report counted that 2,378 biotechnology patent applications were filed in India between 1995 and 2003 .

IT sector
India churns out two million English-speaking graduates each year, employable at wages 80 per cent less than their Western counterparts. No wonder, said India Today in 2002, that it is the new global IT capital with over 336 call centres springing up in the past five years, providing jobs to over 1.5 million people.

Medical Transcription
Would you have thought that a satellite and some enterprising Indians could change the meaning of a visit to the doctor? This is what medical transcription enabled. Doctors in the US just pick up the phone and everything they say is picked up by companies here, who transcribe the data, explained India Today in August 1997, when the technology was launched.This made studying medical reports and prescribing medication much easier.

DNA fingerprinting
In 1989, science presented mankind with another gift.
It enabled parents to know if their child was truly theirs and also became a foolproof way of solving murders. Nature's photocopying machine, DNA, kept its secrets well for centuries. Scientists are now beginning to crack its blueprint, said an India Today report in March 1996 about DNA fingerprinting. The Naina Sahni murder in 1995 set the ball rolling for the technology.
Now, apart from forensics, it is involved in the ambitious study of genetic diversity among Indian tribals along with the Anthropological Survey of India. Similarly, the DNA typing of animals is underway in order to conserve endangered species, said a report in August 2008.

Video-conferencing became popular in 2000. In 200, India Today quoted Saurabh Gupta, state informatics officer, Bihar: There are many good teachers but students of other universities can't gain from their knowledge. So, we use this facility.

WiMax Wireless
It allows cellphone users to download data at 2.5-3 MBPS while the current data download capacity is only 134-256 KBPS, noted India Today in 2005 when this technology was about to enter the Indian markets.
Also known as the last-mile connection, the broadband technology extended the benefits of connectivity to rural areas and long distances.

Nanotechnology was 2001's top scientific achievement, said India Today in its January 2002 issue. A nanometre a billionth of a metre was the smallest, yet the biggest breakthrough the year could have gotten. The tiny miracles were no longer a matter of science fantasy.

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Balle Balle to weight loss

Balle Balle to weight loss

Treadmill vs. Masala Bhangra Workout®

Indian for the past 10 years sees a marked difference in people's attitudes towards fitness.

"People want to look good and Bollywood is a great influence. I also feel that group exercise classes work very well."

More important for women to workout because they lose bone density and lifting weights should be an essential part of their workout regime.

"It's been a decade and people are still not bored, so I don't think it ever gets monotonous"

Vouch for the fact that it is a more fun way of losing weight than the treadmill!

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Thought of the Day

"Our own heart and not other men's opinion, from our true honor"

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Change ur IP with FireFox

Change ur IP with FireFox

Hi Folks ,if u are using firefox and want to know how u can change ur ip or unblock .....block site in ur country With any harmful software ,u just need good proxies and u can also us Socks 4 or 5  

1. First go to Firefox Add on and search for FoxyProxy addon

2.Install Standard version .. restart firefox

3. FireFox Go to Tools -> FoxyProxy

Or FoxyProxy Add icon will be at button right side Corner of ur Browser just click it and this window pop-up 

4. Click on Add New Proxy

5 . Add Good Working Proxy

6 . And Just Click ok And ur done

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Thought of the Day

"Act well at the moment and you have performed a good action for all eternity"

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Some people 'really feel pain of others'

Some people 'really feel pain of others'

May not be all, but some people really do feel the pain of others, say researchers.

A new study by Birmingham University has found that around one in three people actually feel physical discomfort when they see someone else in agony, leading British newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.

For the study, the researchers conducted an experiment in which they invited 123 university students to watch video clips and photographs of patients and sports stars in painful situations.

The videos included a footballer breaking his leg, a tennis player turning over his left ankle and a patient getting an injection in the hand.

All the students said that, for at least one of the images or videos, they had an "emotional reaction" -- such as feeling sad, disgusted or fearful. But a third, also claimed to feel real pain in the same part of the body as the victim they were watching.

Some experienced tingling or aching, others felt a heavy or stabbing pain. For some the pain was fleeting -- others complained that it lasted for several seconds, the findings revealed.

A picture of an athlete running on a racetrack with a clearly broken leg generated the most physical pain in the students, according to the researchers.

The researchers then asked 10 of these "hypersensitive" students to repeat the experiment while their brains were being scanned with fMRI -- the functional magnetic resonance imaging used in hospitals.

Subsequently, the results were compared with the scans from 10 people who said they felt nothing while looking at the upsetting images. The researchers found that while viewing the painful pictures, both groups showed activity in the parts of the brain that deal with emotions.

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New IT Events are coming

New IT Events are coming:

3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2010

Started: 24-March-2010
New World Hotel Makati City
The Roadmap of Mobile Commerce is to be revealed in Asia.
The 3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2010 will be happening in the premier spot of Mobile Commerce in the World – Manila, Philippines. This will bring you the untold story of how the ecosystem should get together in achieving the most rewarding benefits of Mobile Commerce Services in this dynamic world that we are living in. A must attend event in the mCommerce Space that will give the most interesting conference experience in 2010. This conference will be held at The New World Hotel in Makati City 24 – 25 March 2010.

Certified Scrum Master - Ottawa ON

Started: 11-January-2010
Canada, Ottawa 100 Kent Street
2 Days - This course results in a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) designation from the Scrum Alliance.
Expand beyond classic product/project paradigms and learn why agile/scrum works.
Understand Scrum • Use Agile Metrics and Reports • Apply Adaptive Planning

Final Cut Pro 7 - Level 101 Class w/ Diana Weynand!

Started: 02-April-2010
AirTel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys
7277 ValJean Ave
91406 Van Nuys CA, USA
Classes from (9am to 5pm)
This three-day introductory program is designed for those who want to learn the feature set of Final Cut Pro 7 and how to use it in an editing environment. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, project management, marking and editing, drag and drop editing, timeline editing, adjusting and trimming edit points, slip and slide editing sub clips, story board editing, applying transitions, mixing audio tracks, multicam editing, adding titles and graphics and finishing and outputting, and all the new features of FCP7.

The Internet Show - Melbourne, Australia

Started: 13-April-2010
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia
The Internet Show is a series of seminars and a showcase. It is the only event that brings together large, medium and small companies, all eager to find new ways of doing business online. This is a business, not a technology show.

Certified ScrumMaster Workshop - HTUDetroit

Started: 16-January-2010
Comfort Suites in Livonia
Detroit, MI, USA
This course is aimed at helping those who are experiencing hardship during these turbulent economic times. We schedule these courses wherever they are called to alleviate the burden (Seattle, Detroit, Miami, DC e.g.).
Ask for a course in your area if you do not see one. Other local chapter members will work with you to help launch a course in your area. Unique opportunities exist for those who become vetted to be a Conductor for a local chapter.

Oracle Business Intelligence Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan

Started: 07-January-2010
Taipei Grand Formosa Regent Hotel 4F VIP Room 1
(Taipei, Zhongshan North Road, Sec 41)
Oracle Business Intelligence allows you to even more powerful through the same business vision, in-depth business information and evidence-based decision-making capacity, allowing you to develop better decision-making; to provide modeling capabilities to assess, test and then help you choose the best course of action.

Final Cut Pro 7 - Level 101 Class w/ Diana Weynand!

Started: 05-February-2010
AirTel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys
7277 ValJean Ave
91406 Van Nuys CA, USA
Classes from (9am to 5pm)
This three-day introductory program is designed for those who want to learn the feature set of Final Cut Pro 7 and how to use it in an editing environment. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, project management, marking and editing, drag and drop editing, timeline editing, adjusting and trimming edit points, slip and slide editing sub clips, story board editing, applying transitions, mixing audio tracks, multicam editing, adding titles and graphics and finishing and outputting, and all the new features of FCP7.

Introduction to HTML - learning course in London, UK

Started: 01-March-2010
Highlander Ltd
London, UK
Introduction to HTML is a school day learning-based course covering the basics of HTML. It is designed for those who are completely new to HTML, and is an ideal base to then develop more advanced skills at the top.

Fast Track to MySQL/PHP - training course in London, UK
Started: 14-June-2010
Highlander Ltd
London, UK
Highlander FastTrack to PHP / MySQL training course combines instructor took 2 days FastTrack to PHP / MySQL class with 6 months access to our Learning Management System (LMS) including course slides and demos, discussion forums, PHP and MySQL extensive glossary, additional exercises and samples, and other online learning support.

Oracle WebCenter seminar - Kiev, Ukraine

Started: 23-December-2009
Oracle Office
2 Mechnikova str.
Kiev, Ukraine
Oracle WebCenter - is instrumental creation environment and execution corporate Web-next-generation applications that allow users to solve information and complex business problems of enterprise rich set of Web 2.0 components, as well as business services, integrated into the application. To ensure more effective users of the application components created using Oracle WebCenter, have developed a means of sharing data, determining the current context solve business problems.

Microsoft Excel 2003 Advanced Level Training Course - Birmingham, UK

Started: 28-January-2010
Blythe Valley Business Park
Birmingham, UK
Features of Excel training
- Highly qualified instructors certified by Microsoft as competent to train in Excel
- ALL Microsoft Excel software versions available
- Monitoring email and telephone support for 90 days following its course
- Receive all the exercise files to a CD to keep practicing in the office
- Certificate of Completion

Oracle Data Integration Forum - forum in Seattle, WA, USA

Started: 13-January-2010
W Hotel Seattle
1112 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101, USA
You are invited to a special forum to discover how Oracle's comprehensive platform for data integration products to deliver data faster and more scalable architectures real time at a total cost of ownership. We unified the best of its kind in the ability of real time data movement, massive data processing and quality data to help improve business insight across the enterprise.

Social Media World Forum Europe - London, UK

Started: 15-March-2010
Olympia Exhibition Centre
London, UK
Europe's leading social media event. Two-day event with four dedicated conference streams, workshops and exhibitions.
Currents of the conference include: World Forum on Social Media, Enterprise Social Media, Social, TV, Mobile Social Media Cloud Computing Congress.

PEMD 2010 : The 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Brighton, UK

Started: 19-April-2010
Thistle Hotel
Brighton, UK
Join a stellar list of international engineers from industry, research and academia to discuss, debate
and learn about recent developments and future trends in this area of large and rapid change.

Business Continuity Breakfast Seminar - London, UK

Started: 13-January-2010
Ambassadors Bloomsbury London
United Kingdom
A-Server is proud to invite you to a series of exclusive seminars about business continuity for small and medium-size businesses. During the seminar, we will demonstrate our managed backup and disaster recoverys solution (BDR). The product is specifically designed for IT Resellers. Join us at a place where IT companies meet in London: 'Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel'

eComm (Emerging Communications & Awards) America 2010 - Burlingame, CA, USA

Started: 19-April-2010
San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94,010 USA
Emerging Communications (eComm) Conference & Awards was established to promote and accelerate innovation in communications.
Telecommunications, mobile and to a lesser extent, Internet-based communications, innovation has been stagnant for too long. However, innovation opportunities that have never been stronger. These opportunities are only going to grow as the dramatic changes that impact multi-billion dollar a year telecommunications industry.


Started: 10-February-2010
Madrid, Spain
QRP International organises a Workshop on the methodology of PRINCE2 and the new 2010 version on Wednesday the 10th of February in Madrid and the 24th of February in Barcelona
It’s a FREE Workshop is aimed at who are not familiar with PRINCE2 and wish to deepen their knowledge in this area.
This seminar presents the PRINCE2 methodology by providing a clear view of its benefits. It will also present how PRINCE2 can be used to increase the success of a project.

Security: Whatever - An Information Security Leaders event in Manchester, UK

Started: 02-February-2010
Radisson Manchester Airport
Manchester, United Kingdom
Information Security Leaders introduces Security: Whatever it is, the 2nd chapter of exhibitions as a continuation of the successful 'Optimize transaction or series'.

Business Continuity Seminar - Rotterdam, Netherlands

Started: 19-January-2010
Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
Rotterdam, Netherlands
A-Server is proud to invite you to an exclusive seminar about business continuity for small and medium-size businesses. During the seminar we will demonstrate our backup and disaster recovery solutions. The product we offer is specifically designed for IT resellers.

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US Court Tells MS Not To Sell Word, Pay $290m

US Court Tells MS Not To Sell Word, Pay $290m

Seattle: A federal appeals courts ordered Microsoft to stop selling its Word programme in January and pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the judgment of a lower court.

But people looking to buy Word or Microsoft’s Office package in the US won’t have to go without the software. Microsoft said Tuesday it expects that new versions of the product, with the computer code in question removed, will be ready for sale when the injunction begins on January 11.

Toronto-based i4i Inc sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the technology behind a tool in the popular word processing program. The technology in question gives Word users an improved way to edit XML, or code that tells the program how to interpret and display a document’s contents.

A Texas jury found that Microsoft Word willfully infringed on the patient. Microsoft appealed that decision, but the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld the lower court’s damage award and the injunction against future sales of infringing copies of Word.

Michel Vulpe, founder and co-investor of i4i, said in a statement that the company is pleased with the decision, calling it “an important step in protecting the property rights of small inventors.”

Microsoft said it has been preparing for such a judgment since August. Copies of Word and Office sold before January 11 aren’t affected by the court’s decision. And Microsoft said it has “put the wheels in motion to remove this little-used feature” from versions of Word 2007 and Office 2007 that would be sold after that date. “Beta” or test version of Word 2010 and Office 2010, expected to be finalized next year, do not contain the offending code, the software maker said. Microsoft added that it may appeal further, asking for either a rehearing in front of the appeals court’s full panel of judges or in front of the US Supreme Court.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

CCleaner v2.27

CCleaner v2.27
New features

- Added support to Wipe MFT Free Space.
- Added cleaning for Windows Explorer breadcrumb bar.
- Added cleaning for Opera beta versions.
- Added option to turn off CCleaner jumplist tasks on Windows 7.
- Added menu option to Registry Cleaner to add key to exclude list.
- Improved support for SeaMonkey 2.0.
- Improved Windows 7 Taskbar progress accuracy.
- Improved minimize to system tray functionality across all platforms.
- Improved Opera cleaning by including opcache and temporary_downloads folder.
- Improved performance of Compact database routines.
- Improved Wipe Free Space code to avoid locks.
- Improved security when deleting files.
- Minor GUI and interface improvements.
- Minor bug fixes.

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Microsoft Secuurity Essential

About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free  download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Key Features
  • Comprehensive malware protection
  • Simple, free download
  • Automatic updates
  • Easy to use

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thought of the Day

"Who travel for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one."

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Exciting ways to relax in this holiday season!

Exciting ways to relax in this holiday season!

After every holiday we feel the need to take another small holiday to relax and rewind. Here are a few tips to help you sink into that cushion and relax just so completely!

The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year. Here is help to dodge those seasonal blues and stay happy, healthy and energised. From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer.

Hike your mood with sunlight
It stimulates the production of feel-good serotonin and also helps relieve seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which impacts millions of people each year. To ease SAD symptoms, spend time outdoors or near a window on sunny days, or ask your doc about phototherapy (a treatment using a box that emits full-spectrum light).

Take a whiff of citrus
Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of wellbeing and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an all-day pick-me-up, dab a little lemon or orange essential oil on a handkerchief to tuck in your pocket.

For some extra colour and more cheer, you can even display citrus fruits on your dining table. They look good and their aroma fills the entire house!

Walk away from worries

Another proven fact is that the rhythm and repetition of walking has a tranquilising effect on your brain, and it decreases anxiety and improves sleep. Aim for a brisk, half-hour walk every day.

Do less, enjoy more
Don’t we just go overboard to please others during the holidays: shopping, cooking, sending cards, and attending every event! Instead, take care of yourself by saying no at least once – and maybe once more.

Stick with your daily routine to prevent stress and keep your mood stable. Prioritize your workouts, book club, etc., and don’t try to squeeze in more holiday than you can handle.

Laugh a lot

Laughing like crazy reduces stress hormones. That, in turn, helps immune cells function better. Watch films you enjoy, meet the people who make you happy – stay from toxic.

Padding and cushions
Don’t fret if you put on a few kgs over the holidays. The extra weight can boost your immune system by increasing energy reserves, according to research from Indiana University at Bloomington. Just make sure to burn off the added weight by winter’s end.

Get out of the house
If your family members often pick on one another at the holiday table, taking the fun out of meals, consider eating family brunches or dinners in restaurants. Take your pet along and see how wonderful it feels to have your furry friend with you at every occasion!

Give up old customs
Abandoning old customs can be a good strategy if you’re lonely or grieving. Stay away from all those things that bring you down. Experiment with a different culture’s customs, or invite isolated colleagues over and start some new traditions.

Pop some pistachios
Research from Penn State University shows that eating these little nuts can actually help you fight stress by protecting one of the organs most harmed by it – your heart. Eating pistachios lowers cholesterol, which can help improve cardiovascular health.

Savour a spicy meal
Hot foods trigger the release of endorphins – the natural chemicals that trigger feelings of euphoria and wellbeing.

Dip into some honey
You’ll get an instant kick and energy for the long haul. Plus, research shows that its antioxidant and antibacterial properties may improve your immunity. Here’s a tip: The darker the honey, the more powerful the antioxidant punch.

Give away the old to the needy
You will feel wonderful and much lighter in spirit once you have given away old clothes, utensils, bed sheets, umbrellas, handbags, outdated music tapes and more to someone who has a need for it. If you don’t want to give to charities, look up urchins on the roadside – they will only be too happy to take them all from you.

Give a "hands-on" gift
In one study, participants who gave massages had fewer medical woes and less stress than those who received rubdowns. Best scenario: You and your partner gift each other.

Graft a sapling from a main plant and place in a colourful container. Wrap it up with a ribbon and it’s ready to be gifted to friends and family. It’s a nice and rare thoughtful gift and just right at this ‘global warming’ time. Maybe a sexy bonsai Christmas tree could instantly help light up a corner of someone’s living room – constantly reminding them of you!

Say yes, yes, yes! – to sex immunity, a satisfying romp can slay stress and raise self-esteem, experts say. Orgasms increase endorphins (natural painkillers) and raise oxytocin levels, which promotes sound sleep.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Facebook's identical twin

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- Created by an unknown user, a networking site for Aligarh Muslim University students is a replica of the social networking hub.

You might mistake it for Facebook. But the 'AMU Community' ( site is not even remotely connected to your favourite social networking website.

It is just a shocking copy of the original, frame by frame. Though the home page of the clone site does not have any information about its creators, the title bar of the site says, "AMU, Aligarh Muslim University".

The site, which has 65 communities related to the University, even asks students for enrollment numbers. 'Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology' is the most visited community with 104 fans.

Users even get points for profile updates and inviting friends and for every 1,000 points, they win a mobile recharge of Rs 20. Not surprising then that there is an update every five minutes.

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Hangover impairs judgment

The effects of intoxication last long after the alcohol is out of the blood, not only leaving a nasty hangover but also slowing reaction times and the ability to concentrate the next morning.

Previous research shows that symptoms of a hangover (headache, nausea, sleepiness) usually lift within a few hours of waking. To look at the effects of heavy drinking on young adults, researchers studied 95 Americans between the ages of 21 and 33. The participants spent two nights at the Boston test facility. One night they were given alcohol (either vodka or bourbon mixed in cola) and the other night they were given a placebo. The researchers determined their blood alcohol levels, sleep patterns and ability to think quickly and over a long period of time. Vodka and bourbon appear on each extreme of alcohol purity: vodka has the least impurities while bourbon 37 times more impurities or congeners (byproducts of the fermenting process) - all other alcohols are somewhere in between.

To approximate the effects of drinking on an empty stomach, researchers gave the participants a standardised meal three hours before the test liquids were given until subjects reached a minimum blood alcohol level of 0.09 grams percent (just above the level considered to be legally drunk).  Hangover correlated with poorer performance on tests requiring both sustained attention and speed. Alcohol decreased sleep efficiency and rapid eye movement sleep, and increased wake time and next-day sleepiness. Alcohol effects on sleep correlated with hangover but did not mediate the effects on performance. No effect of beverage congeners was found except on hangover severity, with people feeling worse after bourbon.

While drinking lots of bourbon causes a worse hangover than drinking lots of vodka, impairment in people’s next-day task performance is about the same for both drinks. Therefore, after a night of heavy drinking it is better to avoid driving even the next morning.

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Eating Disorders Seen In 10-15 Percent Of Women

Eating Disorders Seen In 10-15 Percent Of Women

David Goodhue
Miami, Florida, United States (AHN) - Ten to 15 percent of women have what scientists describe as "maladaptive" eating disorders beyond anorexia, according to Canadian researchers.

Lise Gauvin, a University of Montreal professor of social and preventive medicines, said in a statement that women are bombarded with conflicting messages - lose weight, but also "eat for the simple pleasure of it."
Gauvin and her colleagues interviewed 1,501 women about eating disorders and "disordered eating." None of the participants was classified as anorexic. Their average age was 31, and the majority of the women were non-smokers and college graduates.

Gauvin said that about 13.7 percent of the women reported binge eating one to five days, or one to seven days per month. About 2.5 percent of the women reported forcing themselves to vomit, use laxatives or diuretics to maintain their weight or shape.

The study was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Green tea helps ease depression in elders

Sendai, Japan, December 21 -- According to Japanese researchers, green tea, the miracle beverage packed with many health benefits may be the natural way to help ease depression and lift up the spirits of the elderly.

Late life depression characterized by persistent down moods can elevate the risk of multiple illnesses, worsen the outcome of existing medical illnesses, and also increase mortality in the senior citizens.
Researchers at Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in Sendai conducted a study to assess the potential benefits of green tea consumption in alleviating psychological stress.

Details of the study
Dr. Kaijun Niu, lead author of the study and his colleagues examined 1,058 elderly Japanese individuals aged 70 years and above exhibiting mild and severe depressive symptoms.

Nearly 34 percent of the males and 39 percent of the women in the group demonstrated some symptoms of melancholy, while 20 percent of the men and 24 percent of the women showed signs of severe depression.
The patients were questioned about their daily intake of green tea. Out of all, 488 of the group confessed to drinking four or more cups of green tea a day, 284 said they consumed two to three cups daily while the rest reported having one or less cup daily.

Observations by the researchers
The investigators noted that the gloomy feelings were 44 per cent lower in participants who drank more than four cups of green tea per day as opposed to those who drank one or less.
The researchers found the same effect of the beverage on depressive symptoms even after taking into account factors such as socioeconomic status, age, sex, disease history, BMI, alcohol consumption, smoking, diet, and physical activity.
However, the scientists found that other tea varieties like oolong and black tea did not display similar anti-depression benefits.

L-theanine promotes relaxation
According to researchers green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes feelings of relaxation that has a soothing, calming effect on people who drink it.
Theanine stimulates the production of alpha-brain waves associated with relaxation. It also alters levels of neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine that can affect mood swings.
The researchers believe that green tea appears to be a relative safe option for treating anxiety and depression over prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications which come with adverse effects.
Despite the promising outcomes of the study, the scientists feel there is need for further research to draw a more tangible connection between green tea consumption and mental health.

The study was published in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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A Healthy Life Should Start From A Young Age!

Healthy children are more likely to develop into healthy teenagers and healthy adults. If they are healthy, they can do a lot of things they want to do!

Being active promotes healthy growth and development. Children need at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Playing hide and seek, tag games and sports are great ways to get kids moving while also having fun.

1. Start the day with a healthy breakfast

Healthy breakfast gives them energy for the day. Whole-grain breads, cereals, whole fruits, skim or low-fat milk and yogurt are good breakfast foods.

2. Snack smart

Healthy snacks provide an additional source of calories needed by kids throughout their active day. Yogurt, fresh or dried fruits, cereal bars and raw vegetables with dip are good choices.

3. Eat lots of different foods

Children need to eat lots of different foods including large amounts of vegetables, legumes, fruits & whole grains; and small amounts of dairy & meats to get all the nutrients needed for growth & good health. Macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein) are the body's main source of fuel. Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) are needed for many body functions.

4. Drink plenty of liquid

Children should drink plenty of liquid for hydration while providing nutrients for good health and growth.

5. Be active everyday

Being active promotes healthy growth and development. Children need at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Playing hide and seek, tag games and sports are great ways to get kids moving while also having fun.

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Thought of the Day

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming"

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thought of the Day

....Everyday i like to do something Different as everyday is Different........

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Koobface’ Virus Attacks Facebook

Koobface’ Virus

Koobface, an anagram of Facebook, is a computer worm that targets the users of the social networking websites Facebook, MySpace, hi5, Bebo, Friendster and Twitter. Koobface ultimately attempts, upon successful infection, to gather sensitive information from the victims such as credit card numbers. It was first detected in December 2008 and a more potent version appeared in March 2009.

Name Koobface worm

W32/Koobfa-Gen Sophos
W32.Koobface.A Symantec
W32/Koobface.worm McAfee

Classification Unknown
Computer worm

Subtype Computer virus
Isolation December 2008

A worm responsible for sending Facebook users malicious code appears to be limited in nature, although the social engineering attack may be used again, say experts.
Facebook representative Barry Schnitt said the worm isn't new; it dates back to August, although the variant that first appeared on Wednesday targets only Facebook users.
Craig Schmugar, threat researcher for McAfee Avert Labs, confirmed this in a call with CNET News and said that, in general, Koobface strikes only social-networking sites.
After receiving a message in their Facebook in-box announcing, "You look funny in this new video" or something similar, recipients are then invited to click on a provided link. Once on the video site, a message says an update of Flash is needed before the video can be displayed. The viewer is prompted to open a file called flash_player.exe.

If the viewer approves the Flash installation, Koobface attempts to download a program called tinyproxy.exe. This loads a proxy server called Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) the next time the computer boots up. Koobface then listens to traffic on TCP port 9090 and proxies all outgoing HTTP traffic. For example, a search performed on Google, Yahoo, MSN, or may be hijacked to other, lesser-known search sites.
Schmugar said this version of Koobface includes a bot-like component that could install other malicious apps at a later time.

The virus watchdog blog for McAfee labs reports that Facebook is aware of the Koobface attack and is already working to remove the spammed links from its system. But with dozens of Koobface variants known to exist, McAfee warns that "the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better." 

In the mean time, the best way to avoid Koobface is to adhere to the tried and true rule of internet safety: never open unexpected e-mail attachments, videos or other links, even if they are from someone you know.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

µTorrent Stable (1.8.5)


System Requirements

Windows NT/2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, Wine
32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows supported

µTorrent Features
Multiple simultaneous downloads
Configurable bandwidth scheduler
Global and per-torrent speed limiting
Quick-resumes interrupted transfers
RSS Downloader
Trackerless support (Mainline DHT)

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