Published by Faye on 17 Apr 2015

Internet access on a per-minute basis?

Group of high technology companies, such as Apple Computer, Netscape and America Online formed a group that will oppose the idea of charging internet access on a per-minute basis. This is a proposal issued by phone companies. They believe that charges would certainly be shouldered by internet users which will potentially stifle future growth of unlimited exchange of ideas and information.
Most net users pay flat monthly rate to a provider for unlimited access to the internet over their regular home phone. But local phone companies assumes that internet access adds up in clogging their line. The FCC started to work on the issue and is planning to make its decision by the middle of 2009.

Published by Faye on 10 Apr 2015

How to gain local points

Finding a way into local search can be a very handy way of attracting highly relevant traffic. A lot of search engine marketing professionals will recommend that companies enhance their local search capabilities as a new avenue with the search engines. Getting a top-ranking listing in a local search helps your target users find you more easily and can enhance your overall relationship with the search engines.

Local search is one of those areas that many businesses haven’t really thought about, and it’s a good idea to talk to your search engine optimisation company about what is required. You can discuss your local search ideas with our consultants at www.seoconsult.co.uk. Although search engine optimisation for local search isn’t really much easier than optimising for mainstream search terms, there are certainly some simple steps you can take to enhance your site’s local feel.

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Published by Kitch on 02 Apr 2015

FML

There are so many incredibly awesome websites on the internet right now and FMyLife is clearly up there. Here’s a brief introduction to how FML originated. First, it stands for “F*ck my life” which is often used by melodramatic teenagers who believe they have the worst life ever. It is used often so it’s quite clear that people who say this use this term in a highly exaggerated manner. Superbad, the movie by Judd Apataw back in 2007 is what popularized this phrase. Now that it’s universally known, it is just clever that a website was created in devotion to it’s use. The popular website gets at least 1.7 million hits everyday! Yes, that much people enjoy reading other people’s misfortunes. It somehow makes people believe they’re still doing pretty well compared to others! Here are some examples of what you’ll likely read on the site:

“”Today, the guy I like and his friend came home with me to work on a project. I opened my front door and my mum was at the top of the stairs completely naked, bent over, drying her hair with the hairdryer. It took a few moments for her to realise we were there. FML”

“Today, I got my very first yeast infection. Thinking she would help me, I went to my mom. Instead she began yelling about how I’m lying and it’s an STD and I don’t believe in the power of Jesus. FML”

 

Published by editor on 26 Mar 2015

MySpace in China

Launched in April 2007, the Chinese version of MySpace, has a lot of censorship-related disparities from the global editions of the service. Topics of discussion in forums such as religion and politics are not present and they have a system that strains that averts of posting sensitive topics like the independence of Taiwan, Falun gong and the Dalai Lama and several more “inapt issues” has been included. The users are now capable of reporting the “transgression” of offensive users involved in “jeopardizing national security”, spilling state secrets, sabotaging the government, discouragement national unity, and rumors going around distracting social order.

Published by Faye on 19 Mar 2015

Intel plans to release a Six-Core Xeon processor?

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Bad news for that certain someone who leaked the info at Sun Microsystems. Intel is furious when news of a particular PDF document that outlines the year-old partnership between the twp companies. It does not contain highly- sensitive information however there are pricing details and other information on a new high-end Xeon for multiprocessor server. Sources state that the leak came from the Austrian offices of Sun and has wormed its way outside the company’s network. However, Intel still refuses to comment on said leak.

SOURCE: Internetnews

Published by Kitch on 12 Mar 2015

Internet Addicts

There are a growing number of internet addicts in the world. Majority of these addicts are young children – teenagers. In South Korea, studies show that at least 680,000 children ages 10-19 are addicted to the internet. Two-thirds of this number own a smart phone and can access the internet anywhere they go. The South Korean government has now addressed this important issue and is now encouraging these children to undergo a horse-riding therapy. The harsh truth is, a person addicted to the internet (or addicted to anything, for that matter) will eventually have behavioural disorder. The time spent in front of the computer is also the time spent not interacting with another human being and it is essential for children at that age to be able to interact with people to develop communication skills. The Government has also now enforced the “Shutdown Law” which blocks online gamers from playing anything between midnight to 6 in the morning. This has limited success but more actions would be done in the future.

Published by Faye on 05 Mar 2015

Installing SataHardisk


Image source: www.egs-howto.com
The Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M) driver seems to be the one you’re looking for.  You desire to put that on a CD or floppy and when you start installing xp the blue screen with white text appears on the far end “Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver….” press F6 and put in your disk with the sata driver. I found plenty of sites with the driver download by just googling “Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M)”.

People with notebooks usually don’t have a USB Floppy to install SATA drivers from, so you will also have to use nLite to merge them with install CD, or search in BIOS Setup for an entry like “SATA Native mode” and set it to disabled – that will allocate legacy software to detect your HDD as a normal PATA drive.

You have to install the SATA driver earlier than turning the native support off.

Published by Christine Zafra on 26 Feb 2015

Youtube once again.

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The rise of Youtube’s popularity, not only to teenagers but to all ages indefinitely, has been proven by the millions of viewers they receive everyday. Almost everyone can post in the said website, from personal videos to videos ripped from the television, as long as the person has a username. It is a fact that Youtube receive so many hits every month as some of their videos already have as much as 8,000,000 views.

The problem with this “access for all” website is that some use it to gain fame. In Florida, there was this girl who was beaten by a gang of teenaged cheerleaders. The teenaged cheerleaders professed afterwards that their main aim on why they hit the girl and videotaped it was so that they could post the video on Youtube.

Photo taken from Youtube video snapshot.

Published by editor on 19 Feb 2015

Internet Down in Mid East and India


No email or PM yet from your family member or business partner in India or the Middle East? Don’t worry, they’re not evading you or anything like that. They’re having a small problem: they have been disconnected from the World Wide Web; and it’s not because of some strict government crackdown or terrorist activity, but rather because of two damaged undersea cables in the Mediterranean.

There was disruption to 70% of the nationwide network in Egypt, and India suffered up to 60% disruption.
UK firms such as British Airways have told the BBC that call centres have been affected by the outage.
Industry experts said it could take up to one week to repair the damaged cables and resume full service.
International telephone calls, which have also been affected, are being rerouted to work around the problem.

Reports are saying that the internet connection will be up within a week or so.

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Published by Faye on 12 Feb 2015

“w00t!”

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Thanks to gamers from all over and l33t-speak (that�s hacker language for the laymen out there) shout — “w00t!” — has just been named as the “Word of the Year” by the Merriam-Webster Online Web Site. According to the Merriam-Webster Web site, the word �w00t!� (spelled with two zero�s instead of two letter O�s) is an acronym for �We owned the other team,� but is mainly used as an interjection to express joy, most especially in the case of triumph.

Such as other coded languages, l33t-speak was developed for exclusivity so as to make it harder to detect hackers� online conversations. And as the nature of speakers of coded languages, despite the popularity of “w00t!,� I�m sure that these guys have moved on and have coined another term to substitute for it. But I�m sure that whatever that new term is, it would eventually get out of its exclusivity and may even be the next catch phrase of 2008.

Source: Yahoo! News

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