Friday, 30 October 2009

Full speed ahead . . . or is it? - Times Online

Full speed ahead . . . or is it? - Times Online

" MY WATCHWORDS OF THE WEEK ARE CAUTION IN ALL THINGS AND DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ" ?

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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Trick Out Google Apps for Your Domain [Google Apps]

Trick Out Google Apps for Your Domain [Google Apps]: "

You registered a domain name and set up the free Google Apps Standard Edition to get Gmail, GTalk, GCal, and GDocs running behind it. Now, take a look at some advanced settings Google Apps (for your domain) makes available.

What the what? Sometimes we refer to all of Google's regular, free, public products as "Google Apps," but today we're referring to the product formerly known as "Google Apps for Your Domain" as just plain "Google Apps." (Note to Google: Come up with a clearer naming convention.) Give this flavor of Google Apps a domain name you own—like yourfamily.org or example.com—and it puts Google services behind it. If you've got a regular Google Account and you@gmail.com email address, that's cool—you can forward mail for you@yourdomain.com address to and from it. But Google Apps lets you create and manage several users associated with your domain and enable various services for them. Google Apps (for your domain) comes in several flavors: Standard Edition (free for individuals and non-affiliated groups, what we're going to cover here), Premier Edition (for businesses), Non-Profit Edition, Education Edition, and Government Edition.

Nerd Threat Level: Orange

This flavor of Google Apps is only useful to people who own their own domain name (or want to purchase one), and who plan to set up a workgroup behind that domain. For example, if you're Carol Brady and you register thebradybunch.com domain name, you're going to want to set up several users at that domain. With Google Apps, Carol could create a greg@thebradybunch.com account, a marcia@thebradybunch.com account, all the way down to Cindy, Bobby, Alice, and Tiger. When Marcia gets hitched? Carol can add her spouse to the family domain. When Alice moves onto greener pastures? Carol could shut down or suspend her account.

The two key advantages to using Google Apps this way are: 1.) you get a custom you@yourdomain.com email address that you can take with you to another email provider if Gmail goes away or you want to transfer it. Your regular @gmail.com address is married to Google's service, so you can never use it with another provider. 2.) You get system administrator-level capabilities for setting up your workgroup's IT needs with Google's easy interface. We've already done an overview of what Google Apps can do; if you haven't already, here's how to get it set up with your domain.

If you're not using Google Apps but you're interested, know that it takes a low level set of system administrator skills to get it up and running. You'll need to configure domain settings, such as your email MX record for your domain at your registrar. It depends on who you used (I recommend NameCheap), but most likely your registrar offers a settings panel to configure these things. You'll also have to verify your domain by adding files to the web site, most likely via FTP or another method.

With me? Good. Take a look at some of the gems buried in Google Apps' administrative interface. Access it at google.com/a/yourdomain.com, replacing the 'yourdomain.com' part with, well, your domain name.

Name Your Domain

Google Apps give you the option to give your domain a human-readable label beyond just example.com. For fun and an inflated sense of self-importance, I called mine "Gina Trapani Enterprises," which you'll see in many of the screenshots here. You can set up your domain's name in the Google Apps Dashboard, under Domain Settings>General. You and your domain users will see this name in your apps tab titles, and when you sign into any service.

Map Multiple Domains to Your Account

If you own multiple varieties of your domain name—for instance, multiple top-level domains like example.com, example.org, and example.net—you can map those to a single Google Apps account using domain aliases. To add another domain to your primary domain, from your Google Apps Dashboard> Domains settings> Domain names, click "Add a domain alias" to set another up. (This is located at https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/yourdomain.com/DomainSettingsDomains, but replace "yourdomain.com" with your domain.) As you can see from the screenshot, I've got both ginatrapani.org and ginatrapani.com running under Google Apps. This means that if someone emails user@ginatrapani.org or user@ginatrapani.com, those messages all wind up in the same place. This also works for totally different domains, not just different top-level domains (.org, .com, .net, etc).

Manage Domain Users and Groups

If you've got only a few users to create, you can add them to your domain one by one. However, if you've got a large group, Google Apps offers a bulk upload option. To use it, you make a spreadsheet of user's first and last names, username and password, and upload that to your Google Apps Dashboard. (Visit https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/yourdomain.com/Users, but replace "yourdomain.com" with your domain.) You can also create user groups or mailing lists with various flavors of permissions—accessible to the outside world, only reachable from people sending from inside your domain, and with custom roles for each user (member or owner). For example, a softball league might have an "Umpires" group, a "Coaches" group, and a "Players" user group.

Activate Your Services

Once you've set up your domain's users, it's time to activate the services you want to provide. Google Apps Standard comes with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, an iGoogle-like start page, Google Docs, Sites, and Mobile services. (Sadly, there's no Google Reader. Wah!) Activate services from the front page of your GApps Dashboard, and log in and use them at the /a/yourdomain.com URL provided in green below each service.

If you click on the 'More Services' link, you'll see more (less popular) services, like Contacts (for accessing your contacts list outside Gmail in Calendar and Docs), Sites (which appears to be a simple intranet application), custom applications hosted on Google App Engine, and even Labs services that include a URL shortener and Google Moderator. I haven't used any other services extensively besides Gmail, GCal, and GDocs in my Apps account, but the more adventurous should dive right in.

Enable Pre-Release Features

One of the biggest complaints about Google Apps accounts is that they're usually the last to get new and experimental features like Gmail Labs. (Yes, that took an excruciatingly long while.) To speed up the process and get new features in your Google Apps account faster, in your Dashboard under Domain Settings>General, check off "Enable pre-release features."

(While you're there, it can't hurt to check off 'Enable SSL' box in the section below that to encrypt your users' sessions automatically for a higher level of security.)

Create a Catch-all Email Address

One of the advantages of having your own domain name is that you have control and access to every single word combination @ yourdomain.com email address that you want. If you create a "catch-all address," you can forward any email that comes to your domain and doesn't match a user to a specific address. This means that if you wanted to use custom email addresses on the fly—like amazon@yourdomain.com when you register for an account at Amazon, or lifehacker@yourdomain.com when you register for an account at Lifehacker, you can do so without having to create custom addresses. Instead, set up your domain's catch-all address to forward to your user account. To set up a catch-all address, in your Google Apps Dashboard, from the Service Settings drop-down choose Email. There you can either reject mail that comes to addresses that don't match a user, or set up a catch-all forwarding address as shown above.

Share Calendars, Contacts, and GDocs Within Your Domain Only

Where Google Apps really shines is in its workgroup-level permissions-handling. In Google Docs as well as Google Calendar, you can choose to share docs and calendars with everyone within your domain only. That means if someone leaves your team and you suspend their account, they automatically lose access to sensitive workgroup data in one shot. You don't have to remove them from every doc and calendar you've ever shared with them. Conversely, when you choose the 'Share' option in Docs and Calendar, you have the option to share with everyone in your domain, instead of individuals, as shown here.

Likewise, Google Apps can automatically share a global address book across your domain users. When you add, remove, or update a user from Google Apps, with Contact Sharing enabled, everyone's Google Apps Gmail Contacts list gets automatically updated. (So when someone changes his or her name, that change goes out to everyone's address book in the domain, too.)

Essentially, Google Apps Standard Edition gives you IT director-level administrative control over your workgroup's domain, for free. For more adventures in Google Apps migrations, see Scott Hanselman's thorough writeup on how he switched his family from Outlook and Thunderbird to Google Apps.

This article only scratches the surface of what you can configure Google Apps to do. GApps users, what are your favorite tips and settings? Give 'em up in the comments.

Gina Trapani, Lifehacker's founding editor, likes her GApps goodness and a portable domain name, too. Her weekly feature, Smarterware, appears every Wednesday on Lifehacker. Subscribe to the Smarterware tag feed to get new installments in your newsreader.








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Tax havens 'cannot rely on UK bailout'

Tax havens 'cannot rely on UK bailout': "The future of Britain's tax havens is in question after a Government report raised doubts over Britain's willingness to act as a lender of last resort."

These seem like it should just be answered with a simple well why should they, but as usual it has hidden implications for 1000`s of ex-pats who in good faith put their life savings into offshore banking structures, but now the bank has gone into trouble due to risky investment strategy.

The answer should again be simply well serves them right, but these are simple working men and women that took accountants and tax lawyers advice and invested in what they called safe tax havens, now they find everyone breathing down their neck. So maybe it would be better if they do not receive any UK bail-out funds as there will always be strings attached and one day when investors least expect it they will have to pay the piper when he comes to call.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Homeless in America

Homeless in America: "

Today's LotD selection is about the spirit of permission and idea spreading.


GrowWear's lens Homeless in America features powerful black and white photos and quotes from photographer Tom Stone. 'All images are from American Poverty, a set of 186 photographs of the homeless and poor in San Francisco. Ten images are presented below along with Tom's commentary about each one.'


She uses the content with his permission, generously organizing the highlights for a whole new crowd of readers. Because she thought it was important. Because she was affected by Tom's work. Because she wanted to get it in front of more people.


Think about what happens when you give your fans the platform, the freedom and the power to quote from, point to, 'top 10' (yes it's a verb), highlight, spotlight, excerpt, mashup, recommend, talk about your content.


What happens when you make something great. And then give your fans room to run.


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This is a real great lens from Tom Stone and is really worth your time to visit and donate as all his proceeds go to charity, hope you get more money in your coffers Tom ,your photos are really good. Ian

Monday, 26 October 2009

RBS chief executive Stephen Hester warns politicians not to demonise banks

RBS chief executive Stephen Hester warns politicians not to demonise banks: "Stephen Hester chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland has backed George Osborne's calls to reform bank pay but warned politicians 'not to demonise' the sector."

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland has warned the politicians not to demonise banks and he backed George in Osbourne`s call to to reform bank pay. Does this not seem like the we are being asked to feel sorry for the banks having taken all the cream and now that is has gone sour, they are asking us to understand that they are really nice people after all.

Does this not smack of banks now trying to persuade consumers to trust them again after losing their life savings ?

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Adam Christian Business Services: The Post Bail-Out Crisis | BTalk Australia

Adam Christian Business Services: The Post Bail-Out Crisis | BTalk Australia

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The Post Bail-Out Crisis | BTalk Australia

The Post Bail-Out Crisis | BTalk Australia: "[podcasts] Rising government debt in the US could have repercussions for the world economy through significantly higher long term interest rates. It could also see the US losing its significance as the reserve economy of choice.


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Read my comments on the BNET site and add your own to the discussion. Ian

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Another earthquake hits Indonesia

Another earthquake hits Indonesia

"AND THERE WILL BE EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES AND SO THE STORY GOES AND THE SIGNS ARE STARTING TO SHOW"

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

NYT: Tech Talk for 10/22/2009

NYT: Tech Talk for 10/22/2009: "Pedro Rafael Rosado reveals his audiophile's approach to ripping CD's. It's National Cybersecurity Awareness month and J.D. Biersdorfer catches up with Trend Micro's director of global education, David Perry. Times social media editor Jennifer Preston drops by the studio for a chat with Bettina Edelstein on her new role and what the Times is doing on Twitter. Plus, tech news of the week, including the release of Windows 7."

LATEST PODCAST FROM PEDRO RAFAEL ROSADO ON TECH TALK INTERESTED L WILL MAKE IT A REGULAR SPOT CALLED " ACE POD CASTING COUCH"

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Cyber Security « blogband – Broadband.gov blog

Cyber Security « blogband – Broadband.gov blog

An update on Cyb er Security for anyone interested in protecting themselves on-line or to be able to have knowledge of what your broadband is doing for you.G

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blogband – Broadband.gov blog

blogband – Broadband.gov blog

FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN BROADBAND CHECK OUT THIS BLOG SITE AND KEEP UP TO DATE

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Lehmans’ clients may claim interim income, court rules - Times Online

Lehmans’ clients may claim interim income, court rules - Times Online

Latest news about the creditors of Lehman Brothers it is the bankers that triumphed once again as all interest accrued is not paid to the people that it should be and they may only claim an interim income ,court rules. G

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The 10 Ways Startup Advice Is Flawed

The 10 Ways Startup Advice Is Flawed: "

The 10 Ways Startup Advice Is Flawed http://trim.li/nk/rgD

0 comments Source: gigaom.com

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As the crisis deepened and more people lost their jobs the last thing you want to hear is this post until now, but let me try to say that all advice is flawed until you understand the HOW, WHAT and WHEN of what you have to do to make your life better, first. So let us start with the how can l make my life better and in the process help my family and people in need of a helping hand? It is a question and the answer is in all of us to learn but only so few will ever learn the way ? Are you one of those people that really wants to change your life or is the first thought in the morning how can l do this job, if you are one of the few tell me your thoughts and l will help you to change your life and still earn a living. It is not easy or really difficult but it starts with giving of yourself and that is the most difficult in this world to do, believe me. Do you see it is not a question now but an answer, you have taken the first step.

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blogactionday: RT @awearnessblog: Green Tush: Just b/c #BAD09 is over doesn't mean we should stop looking 4 ways 2 end climate chang.. http://bit.ly/4

blogactionday: RT @awearnessblog: Green Tush: Just b/c #BAD09 is over doesn't mean we should stop looking 4 ways 2 end climate chang.. http://bit.ly/4EeO8o: "blogactionday: RT @awearnessblog: Green Tush: Just b/c #BAD09 is over doesn't mean we should stop looking 4 ways 2 end climate chang.. http://bit.ly/4EeO8o"

" LET US KEEP UP THE PRESSURE AND MAKE 24TH OCTOBER 2009 A NEXT STEP TO CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

CNN News Update (10-20-2009 1 PM EDT)

CNN News Update (10-20-2009 1 PM EDT): "The latest news happenings in the U.S. and around the world.


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LATEST PODCAST FROM CNN NEWS UPDATE APOLOGIES TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR THE ONES FOR THE WEEKEND I HAD A FEW PROBLEMS TO SORT.

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Starting a Business Amid Gloom and Doom

Starting a Business Amid Gloom and Doom: "As part of WSJ's May 'Insight Exchange,' Mother Nature Network CEO Joel Babbit talks about how to use the economic downturn to your advantage as an entrepreneur."

This is video shared on delicious and highlights the recovery over small business after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and how resilient the people are when the going gets tough and the people get more inventive. Take a look link provided and add your comments of how your small business is doing?

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Syndicating Your Content » Blog Archive » Here's A Tool For ...

Syndicating Your Content » Blog Archive » Here's A Tool For <b>...</b>: "I allotted myself 15 minutes this morning to check out my Google Reader and share links to articles. I was pleasantly surprised that the 15 mins. I gave to the task was really all I needed, and I finished right on time. ..."

WHEN I STARTED WITH GOOGLE READER I WAS ABLE TO ALLOCATE THE SAME TIME BUT NOW IT TAKES MORE LIKE 2 DAYS TO READ ALL THE ARTICLES BUT THE MORE YOU USE IT THE MORE GOOGLE ADDS OTHER UPDATES MAKING IT EASIER TO SHARE.

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

blogactionday: 7 Blog Action Day 2009 Videos You Should See: http://bit.ly/bad09videos #bad09

blogactionday: 7 Blog Action Day 2009 Videos You Should See: http://bit.ly/bad09videos #bad09: "blogactionday: 7 Blog Action Day 2009 Videos You Should See: http://bit.ly/bad09videos #bad09"

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VIDEOS AND ADD YOUR NAME TO BLOG ACTION DAY AND LET THE DAY BE A REALLY #BAD09 DAY TO REMEMBER. G

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Qik v1.00(14) S60v3 OS9.x signed {Stream Live Video directly from your phone} UPDATE

Qik v1.00(14) S60v3 OS9.x signed {Stream Live Video directly from your phone} UPDATE: "

Qik v1.00(14) S60v3 OS9.x signed {Stream Live Video directly from your phone} UPDATE




Qik is a little piece of software that lets you stream video live from your mobile phone to the web, where your audience can chat back in real time to your device's screen while you broadcast. With Qik, you can share with anyone and everyone what's going on anywhere and everywhere you go.



With Qik you can stream engaging video live from your phone to the world or use your phone like a camcorder to capture entertaining, interesting and special moments. Go LIVE with your life by streaming anytime, anywhere - right from your phone. Be an eyewitness, capture those first steps, or whip up your own streaming video blog.

Requirements:

· Symbian S60 3rd/5th Edition

What's New in This Release:

· This Symbian client update enables you to sign-up/sign-in using Facebook Connect and share your videos directly to your contacts on the phone with a cool, new Speed Sharing Ribbon.

Signup Here:

http://www.qik.com/sign_up



qik_s60_1_0_14
Direct link to file: Here!
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SECOND POST FOR OUR BLOGGER OF THE WEEK SPOT THIS TIME STREAMING LIVE VIDEO FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHILE YOUR AUDIENCE CAN CHAT BACK AND TO YOUR DEVICES SCREEN WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO BROADCAST.

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Mobileways Gravity v1.24.6082 S60v3 SymbianOS9.x Unsigned Full-OPDACnPDA

Mobileways Gravity v1.24.6082 S60v3 SymbianOS9.x Unsigned Full-OPDACnPDA: "

Mobileways Gravity v1.24.6082 S60v3 SymbianOS9.x Unsigned Full-OPDA/CnPDA

Gravity is the first fully-featured and native Twitter client for the S60 platform. It supports multiple accounts, Twitter Search, Laconica, Ping.fm, posting of pictures via MobyPicture & TwitPic and wraps everything into a gorgeous looking interface.

Overview of Gravity’s Features:
Compatible with Twitter and Laconica
All functions available on your S60 phone: tweet, reply, retweet, DM, follow & unfollow, block, create favourites, search, auto-update and many more …
Tabbed view of your Timeline, Replies, Messages, Friends, …
Profile View to see information about a Twitter User
Configurable Audio Alerts for Timeline/Replies/DM’s & Searches
Auto-Connect to any Access Point and Auto-Fallback to WLAN
Setup and use as many accounts as you want at the same time
Group support for creating custom tabs with user-defined filters
Post URLs from tweets to del.icio.us or Instapaper
Twitter-Search section with multiple search tabs and Twitter Trends
Post pictures to MobyPicture, TwitPic, TwitGoo, Posterous, Yfrog or img.ly
Preview pictures from MobyPicture, TwitPic, TwitGoo, Flic.kr, Yfrog and img.ly
Ping.fm support by simply sending “p message” or “p #group message”
Open URLs from any Tweet
Kinetic scrolling on S60v5 ( Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97 )
Theme support ( fixed dark and bright theme )
Full-Screen mode
Includes a Homescreen Widget for the Nokia N97
Built-in auto-update function and beta access for testing the latest features

v1.24.6082: Google Reader Bug Fixes and Share/Unshare & Tweet-About feature

Mobileways.Gravity.v1.24.6082.S60v3.SymbianOS9.x.Full-OPDA
Direct link to file: Here!
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ADAM CHRISTIAN HIGHLIGHTED BLOGGER OF THE WEEK SPOT - THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BLOGGER SITE AND IS ALL THINGS MOBILE TAKE A LOOK AND JOIN THE MYBLOGLOG CONTACTS LIST AND ADD TO YOUR GOOGLE READER OR RSS READER MORE SOON - G

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Official Google Reader Blog: Calling All Ideas!

Official Google Reader Blog: Calling All Ideas!

KEEP THIS LINK TO ENABLE ALL READERS OF MY BLOG TO CONNECT TO GOOGLEREADER BLOGSPOT FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON NEW EDITIONS TO READER.

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blogactionday: Don't forget, it isn't too late to register and participate in Blog Action Day! http://bit.ly/H4MBV

blogactionday: Don't forget, it isn't too late to register and participate in Blog Action Day! http://bit.ly/H4MBV: "blogactionday: Don't forget, it isn't too late to register and participate in Blog Action Day! http://bit.ly/H4MBV"

IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR BLOG ACTION DAY AND MAKE YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD AND JOIN ALL FELLOW BLOGGERS SIGN UP NOW AND ADD YOUR VOICE AND WE WILL ALL HELP TO MAKE IT A BETTER WORLD. JOIN THE GIRAFFE AND SAVE MORE ANIMALS BEING HARMED.


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blogactionday: From @Tutsplus Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce their Carbon Footprint http://bit.ly/3mxjHL #BAD09

blogactionday: From @Tutsplus Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce their Carbon Footprint http://bit.ly/3mxjHL #BAD09: "blogactionday: From @Tutsplus Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce their Carbon Footprint http://bit.ly/3mxjHL #BAD09"

"MORE OF WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING TO SHARE NEWS FOR HOW TO REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT"

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blogactionday: Hooray! We've passed the 8,000 mark! 8,005 ... 8,006 participating blogs and counting! Thank you dearly. #bad09

blogactionday: Hooray! We've passed the 8,000 mark! 8,005 ... 8,006 participating blogs and counting! Thank you dearly. #bad09

IT IS THAT DAY AGAIN WHEN WE ALL SUPPORT BLOG ACTION DAY AND ADD #BAD09 TO ALL YOUR POSTS HAVE A GOOD ONE - GIRAFFE

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" Quantitative Easing Working" ?

U.S. Consumer Prices Up Slightly in September: "Inflation pressures remained modest in the month even though gasoline prices edged higher, the government reported.




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I was reading a very involved article on Quantitative Easing and it states that it is so difficult to know how much money is needed to be put into purchasing assets and securities as it can cause one of four causes to happen?

1.Firstly higher taxes in the future?

2.Devaluation of the currency?

3.Destroys confidence in the country and its government?

4.Higher prices in consumer goods sold?

Well my question is we have seen a part of the first three and this is the fourth and as with all snowballs they start with a just a light flurry but end up with an avalanche, is it starting to snow or are we having a bout of snow blindness ?

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The Arctic will be ice-free in summer within 20 years, research says

The Arctic will be ice-free in summer within 20 years, research says: "Ships will be able to sail in open water to the North Pole in the summer of
2020, according to a study that found a rapid acceleration in the loss of
sea ice."

It is great that ships will be able to sail on open water but how high will the oceans have to rise due to Global Warming as a result of Co2 emissions being able to melt the Artic Ice-cap.

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Ace US News Podcasting Couch

CNN News Update (10-15-2009 8 AM EDT): "The latest news happenings in the U.S. and around the world.


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THIS IS OUR LATEST PODCASTING NEWS REPORT FROM THE US AND WILL BE ADDED DAILY AS IT ARRIVES PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN

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Marine plant life holds the secret to preventing global warming - Times Online

Marine plant life holds the secret to preventing global warming - Times Online

On the day of " BLOG ACTION DAY " l thought l would share with people reading these articles my slide-show of how nature can help us all as well as being destroyed by mankind.



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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Senate Finance Committee Approves Health Care Bill - ABC News

Senate Finance Committee Approves Health Care Bill - ABC News

Senate Finance Committee In Favour 14 to 9 now starts the struggle to get things moving ?

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Microsoft still fighting claim it distributed 'spyware' to XP users

Microsoft still fighting claim it distributed 'spyware' to XP users: "

Even as Microsoft's product groups focus on Windows 7 and beyond, its lawyers are still battling disgruntled PC users over the way the company distributed an anti-piracy tool for Windows XP -- the version of the operating system that debuted nearly eight years ago.

0 comments Source: www.techflash.com

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This article is interesting as l have a theory that this has been going on for a long time as a way to control users computers and they call it updates to improve your security.As l have now switched my allegiance to Google and having indexed all files and added google-gears together with my profiles l have found that l have been able to block programs and improve my networking and surfing on-line.

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

google: Sergey Brin's opinion piece on Google Books (first on @nytimes, now on official @google blog) http://bit.ly/15EE5z

google: Sergey Brin's opinion piece on Google Books (first on @nytimes, now on official @google blog) http://bit.ly/15EE5z: "google: Sergey Brin's opinion piece on Google Books (first on @nytimes, now on official @google blog) http://bit.ly/15EE5z"

This article is Sergey Brin`s and should be treated as such as l believe that this can only improve the chance for youngsters to be able to access books on their laptops and make surfing a knowledgeable experience. Take a look on the " Official Google Blog " G

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google: Learn about our anti-malware efforts and what webmasters can do on their sites: http://bit.ly/4pm8Jb

google: Learn about our anti-malware efforts and what webmasters can do on their sites: http://bit.ly/4pm8Jb: "google: Learn about our anti-malware efforts and what webmasters can do on their sites: http://bit.ly/4pm8Jb"

Useful article on how to prevent anti-malware on sites and how webmasters can improve their security for their visitors, because who comes first your sales or your consumers ? G

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Current CO2 Levels May Be Highest in 15 Million Years

Current CO2 Levels May Be Highest in 15 Million Years: "A new study suggests that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere are higher now than they have been in 15 million years. Reporting in the journal Science, U.S. researchers said that by studying the shells of ancient marine algae, they were able to determine that the last time CO2 levels were this high occurred 15 to 20 million years ago when the earth was 5 to 10 degrees hotter, sea levels were 75 to 120 feet higher, and there was no permanent ice cap in the Arctic. Until now, the best available climate record — obtained by examining ice bubbles in Antarctic ice cores — showed that concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are higher today than at any time in the past 800,000 years. If the research by Arhadhna Tripati of the University of California at Los Angeles proves correct, that would mean that science has been able to extend the climate record much farther into the past. Tripati and her colleagues determined CO2 levels in the algae shells by studying the ratio of the chemical element boron to calcium, and Tripati reported that her findings matched the overall CO2 trends seen in Antarctic ice cores. She called her findings “slightly shocking” and said that if CO2 levels, now at 387 parts per million, keep going up, the earth could be in store for the high temperatures and major sea level rises of the Middle Miocene period 15 million years ago."

Does this not tell you that business in this world has increased Co2 levels as we destroy our Earth in favour of profit and not giving our children a chance to have a world whereby they are able to have a life, free of disease and heartache.

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Friday, 9 October 2009

Pound Falls again as UK Manufacturing Data Disappoint

Pound Falls again as UK Manufacturing Data Disappoint: "Sterling has had a poor trading week, resulting in it being the weakest G-10 currency this week. GBP/EUR has closed at €1.0793, a fall of 0.77%. UK economic data have been mixed - whilst the services PMI rose to 55.3, marking the 5th consecutive monthly expansion in the sector, the..."

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Best Jobs in America 2009 - Top 50: Commercial Property Manager - Money Magazine on CNNMoney.com

Best Jobs in America 2009 - Top 50: Commercial Property Manager - Money Magazine on CNNMoney.com: "

RT @IREM_info Commercial property manager is one of the best jobs in America in 2009 according to CNNMoney.com http://bit.ly/EZUJF

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Take a look at the " Top 50 Best Jobs In America in 2009 " and be amazed at what job is top ?

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Inside AdWords: Meet the Google team at ad:tech

Inside AdWords: Meet the Google team at ad:tech

For all you google adwords followers hope this will be of interest and improve your revenue stream. G

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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Official google.org Blog: Google PowerMeter's first device partner

Official google.org Blog: Google PowerMeter's first device partner

Take a look at this amazing power meter courtesy of google.org and read the post on NYTbits it is very interesting and quite revealing.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

FTC GUIDES GOVERNING ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS

FTC GUIDES GOVERNING ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF THIS AS IT WILL AFFECT A LOT OF US BLOGGER`S AND WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF NEW RULES AS FROM 1ST DECEMBER 2009 AND FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED.


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Current account charges to be made clearer - Times Online

Current account charges to be made clearer - Times Online

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A Practical Guide To The New AdWords Interface

A Practical Guide To The New AdWords Interface

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Groundbreaking Agreement Between Verizon Wireless and Google to Leverage

Groundbreaking Agreement Between Verizon Wireless and Google to Leverage

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Repossession risk areas in focus

Repossession risk areas in focus: "Residents of England are more likely to have their homes repossessed if they live in the North West or the West Midlands."

Latest update on home re-possessions in the your area this time North West and West Midlands are hardest hit.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Google CEO Eric Schmidt On Newspapers

Google CEO Eric Schmidt On Newspapers & Journalism

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How Moses Shaped America

How Moses Shaped America

The Roving Giraffe says that as Moses used the 10 Ten Commandments to enable people to follow God then l will use the 10 Commendments to enable people to understand my business ethics. G

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Chrome's Pin Tab Feature Shrinks Tabs to Favicons Only [Google Chrome]

Chrome's Pin Tab Feature Shrinks Tabs to Favicons Only [Google Chrome]: "

Google Chrome's Pin Tab feature shrinks any tab down to only a web site's favicon to save precious tab bar real estate—no extension required.

In August we detailed how to set up space-saving, icon-only tabs in Firefox so you've always got quick access to your most-used webapps (like Gmail and Google Reader) without wasting a lot of tab bar real estate. The FaviconizeTab Firefox extension is the secret sauce to that setup, allowing you to shrink any tab down to just the site's favicon (the small icon image already in the tab); in the most recent dev channel releases of Chrome, you get the same functionality without needing to install anything. Here's how it works:

Either you can right-click the tab you want to shrink and click on Pin Tab, or, if you've already pinned a tab, you can just drag new tabs over to the left of the window and they'll shrink automatically. Pinned tabs aren't permanent, but it would be really nice to have the option to choose whether or not pinned tabs will stick around between sessions.

The Pin Tab feature's not brand new (it's been around since at least earlier in September), but it's a pretty nice one that slipped by our notice. Thanks Bennett and Santhosh!








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