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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:42:51 +0000
Top Crowdfunding Site Rankings Revealed

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The best of the crowdfunding websites have been ranked and announced by the Internetʼs top crowdfunding reviewer website. Www.Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com has reviewed and ranked Leverage PR and EquityNet.com . "These are the No. 1 sites out there," said Howard Orloff, president and founder of www. Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com . "If you are interested in crowdfunding either as an investor or someone seeking funds, these are the companies for you. They do everything right." GoFundMe - Top crowdfunding site GoFundMe earned 5 stars for the thee ranked categories of traffic, customer service and usability. GoFundMeʼs often has a heavy traffic load, which can work against some websites because it slows response times. GoFundMeʼs servers are capable of handling the load, according to Crowdfunding Reviews. The forums and community at GoFundMe were ranked "best."GoFundMe" is the crowdfunding company to watch," Mr. Orloff said.

 

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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:07:54 +0000
Six Signs Your Gadget’s Screen Sucks
Forget about speeds and feeds. Here are six surefire signs that laptop, phone or tablet display just won't cut it.

Source: http://feeds.digg.com/~r/digg/topic/tech_news/popular/~3/Kksy8QpcEZg/six_signs_your_gadget_s_screen_sucks

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:45:40 +0000
Found Objects, Worldviews & High On A Hill

Winter of 1946–1947 in the United Kingdom

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Couple of things have been on my list of things that I have been
considering posting to the list over the past few days. Some different
topics, some directed to different people, though to the group
generally as well. Because that's how it works, eh.

Generally and specifically.

Concurrently.

Somewhat like, if you will imagine, first and third, with a weather
eye on second position.

Some topics that were generated as responses to posts on list. Some
topics from my day-to-day experiences. Some topics that were bought up
by friends on and off the net as being issues for them in recent
times. So here these subjects float in and around my brain,
occasionally bumping into the mundane activities that needs must be
carried out, and floating out into a wider orbit ... they will be
back, as surely as the sun will rise in the morning. Or so I believe.

 

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Sun, 03 Oct 2010 04:46:10 +0000
Chasing Mummies: Archeology as Reality TV

Dr. Zahi Hawass at the British Museum - Speech

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Dr Zahi Hawass the Egyptian archaeologist is well known to those who enjoy historical documentaries.  He is highly respected in his field and is the current Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.  I have always found his manner rather abrasive and have tended to avoid his offerings.  However, his new TV show program on the History Channel: 'Chasing Mummies' is quite a different affair; this is actually riveting and addictive television.  The producers of 'Chasing Mummies' seem to have recognised the potential of Dr Hawass' explosive temper and have harnessed it to great effect.

In one incident, Dr Hawass' assistant Casey Fitchner gets completely blasted by the good doctor for being late to work.  Later, while exploring inside the Stepped Pyramid, Fitchner asks if there is somewhere she can go to the bathroom.  Dr Hawass informs her in no uncertain terms that the pyramid is a holy place and of course she can't go.  Later, she can no longer resist the call of nature and wets herself on camera.  Dr Hawass' outbursts make Gordon Ramsey look kindly and avuncular.

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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:42:51 +0000
Top Crowdfunding Site Rankings Revealed

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The best of the crowdfunding websites have been ranked and announced by the Internetʼs top crowdfunding reviewer website. Www.Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com has reviewed and ranked Leverage PR and EquityNet.com . "These are the No. 1 sites out there," said Howard Orloff, president and founder of www. Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com . "If you are interested in crowdfunding either as an investor or someone seeking funds, these are the companies for you. They do everything right." GoFundMe - Top crowdfunding site GoFundMe earned 5 stars for the thee ranked categories of traffic, customer service and usability. GoFundMeʼs often has a heavy traffic load, which can work against some websites because it slows response times. GoFundMeʼs servers are capable of handling the load, according to Crowdfunding Reviews. The forums and community at GoFundMe were ranked "best."GoFundMe" is the crowdfunding company to watch," Mr. Orloff said.

 

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Tue, 04 May 2010 02:28:14 +0000
Software Piracy
Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection for a variety of literary and artistic endeavours. Everyone who has used the internet has at one time or another copied material illegally. This is due to the popular misconception, that once material is posted to the internet it can be freely copied: this not the case. Unless the author of the material has stated that is available for public use, then permission has to be obtained from the author for the material to be used. File sharing sites, is another issue that ...

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection for a variety of literary and artistic endeavours. Everyone who has used the internet has at one time or another copied material illegally. This is due to the popular misconception, that once material is posted to the internet it can be freely copied: this not the case. Unless the author of the material has stated that is available for public use, then permission has to be obtained from the author for the material to be used.
File sharing sites, is another issue that concerning copyright laws. These sites/programs allow people to share material over the internet, this allows for copyrighted material to be shared and copied form one person to another. Some people believe this is okay as there is no transaction of money for the material: this is not true. File sharing is one of the biggest problems concerning copyright laws on the internet as there is no way to monitor all the information being shared between people and block and copyrighted material from being sent.
Now days because it is so easy to share copyrighted material over the internet and it is so frequently done many people do not see it as a crime that affects the authors finically. Although many people would not steal a cd from a store, download free music from the internet is socially acceptable on the internet.
The reason why people copy and break copyright laws is because they don’t want to pay for it. What most people don’t think about while there waiting happily as their download finishes, is that they are part of a mass group that is stealing from the author. This author has probably spent many hours of work developing a program hoping that in the end he can share with all of us and maybe get paid, to earn a living so he can continue provide us with software we want and need. But all those people who pirate software and wish for everything on the internet to be free or cheaper, are really just saying , we value what you have created but could you just do it for free? Would you do your job for free? Or cheaper? Highly unlikely, but that being said people that claim authors aren’t protecting their material enough, well all that can be said about that is, if people really want something enough, they’ll do anything, even if it might cost them jail time or a $50,000 fine.

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Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:51:15 GMT
How To Create a Microsoft Access Macro to Export Information to Excel or Word:
1.Click on the "Macros" option in the "Objects" menu.

2.Click "New" in the upper-panel of the database window to create a new macro.

3.Click in the "Action" field.

4.Click on the drop-down arrow and go to "MsgBox".

5.Go to the "Action Arguments" pane by clicking in the "Message" field or pressing "F6". To toggle to and from the "Action Arguments...

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The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)
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Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:35:27 +0000
Voki: free animated talking avatars, use your own voice
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:17:55 +0000
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Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:31:14 +0000
WordOff: cleans nasty Word HTML, generates nice clean code
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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:14:05 +0000
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Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:21:11 +0000
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 07:05:48 +0000
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:02:02 -0400
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, aid is offloaded to be used in the fight of the Ebola virus, as it arrives by air from America at the airport in Conakry, Guinea. No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight the Ebola epidemic, and angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia got up to protest at a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last "They said as far as they are concerned, nobody wants to talk about Ebola," said Jeggan Grey-Johnson, a governance expert. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.


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Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:13:36 PDT
15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:49:09 GMT
More remains found at MH17 crash site
INVESTIGATORS have recovered additional human remains in eastern Ukraine after gaining rare access to the site where MH17 was downed in mid-July.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:49:06 +0000
How to Create a Storify Slideshow from a Pinterest RSS Feed
It's very easy to create an embeddable slideshow sourced from a Pinterest RSS feed. This might be a feed of all your Pinterest pins, or pins from a particular board. To complete this (very) simple tutorial, you'll need a Pinterest account and a Storify account.


It’s very easy to create an embeddable slideshow sourced from a Pinterest RSS feed.  This might be a feed of all your Pinterest pins, or pins from a particular board.  To complete this (very) simple tutorial, you’ll need a Pinterest account and a Storify account.

  1. You need the URL of your Pinterest RSS feed.  Pinterest doesn’t seem to publish links to RSS feeds but they are there.
    Main Pinterest feed: http://pinterest.com/userid/feed.rss
    For a Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/userid/boardname.rss
  2. Login to Storify and click ‘create story’.
  3. Make sure that RSS has been added to media sources.  Click the + to edit media sources
    storify screenshot
  4. Now add a title and description and you have created a dynamic Storify story which will update as you post new pins to Pinterest
  5. Enter your Pinterest RSS feed URL in the URL field
  6. Press Enter; a list of RSS items will appear.  Drag and drop the best ones or add them all
    storify screenshot
  7. Add a title and description, click ‘Save Now‘ and ‘Publish‘ and you have created your first Storify story.  You also have the option to add text and reorder items; just drag and drop.
  8. To create a slideshow, go back to your profile and open your story.
  9. Click the ‘Embed‘ button, set template to ‘slideshow’ then copy the code.

    Paste the code into your blog in html view; enjoy! :wink:
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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:05:46 +0000
Comment on How To Fix an Overheating Laptop that Shuts Down Randomly by Troy
I was at my wits end with the heat issue on my 1525....total dis-assembly and everything....no dice... Ran into this and decided one last attempt and unscrewed the heat sink assembly...lifted....and what do ya know!?!?!? Commpletely jammed with dust/lint/crud.....looked like a tiny blanket blocking the entire exit path for heat!! It's pinned against the shell frame and deceptively appears to not be a point of potential accumulation....WRONG! Life saver! As info here are my before and after heat/speed specs Before removing blanket of crud: fan1 - 4900-5400 RPMs (ZINGING) HD0 - 120 deg F Temp1 - 193-200 deg F Core 0 - 192-200 deg F CPU - 195-210 deg F DIMM - 193-205 deg F GPU - 163 deg F AFETR removing blanket of crud: fan1 - 2950 RPMs (stable) HD0 - 104 deg F Temp1 - 106 deg F Core 0 - 106 deg F CPU - 109 deg F DIMM - 105 deg F GPU - 91 deg F

I was at my wits end with the heat issue on my 1525….total dis-assembly and everything….no dice…

Ran into this and decided one last attempt and unscrewed the heat sink assembly…lifted….and what do ya know!?!?!?

Commpletely jammed with dust/lint/crud…..looked like a tiny blanket blocking the entire exit path for heat!! It’s pinned against the shell frame and deceptively appears to not be a point of potential accumulation….WRONG!

Life saver!

As info here are my before and after heat/speed specs

Before removing blanket of crud:
fan1 – 4900-5400 RPMs (ZINGING)
HD0 – 120 deg F
Temp1 – 193-200 deg F
Core 0 – 192-200 deg F
CPU – 195-210 deg F
DIMM – 193-205 deg F
GPU – 163 deg F

AFETR removing blanket of crud:
fan1 – 2950 RPMs (stable)
HD0 – 104 deg F
Temp1 – 106 deg F
Core 0 – 106 deg F
CPU – 109 deg F
DIMM – 105 deg F
GPU – 91 deg F

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:13 GMT
UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering.






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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
Pirate Bay founder gets jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:27:31 +0000
Battle Report: Evolve Big Alpha on the Xbox One
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It seems like many of the major game studios are currently trying their hand at some form of mostly online first person shooter, placing greater focus on the online gameplay than anything else. […]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:04:33 +0100
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