Saturday, May 12, 2012

Never Too Careful With Social Networking Websites...!!!

I was just surfing the internet the other day when I came across an article about security on Social Networking websites, well i mainly covered Facebook though, but it was a real eye opener. I mean we spend so much time on these websites, share so much about ourselves, our lives, and we don't even realize how, some jerks can use this information against us.... Here take a look for yourself.....

Facebook’s privacy settings can sometimes be a source of confusion for the social network’s millions of users, and in the US, nearly 13 million of them are either unaware of, or simply don’t use, the privacy controls the site offers.

In a recent study, Consumer Reports shows exactly why that figure is nothing short of disastrous, and how over-sharing publicly can be used against Facebook users.

4.8 million people have shared details about their plans for a certain day, making it publicly known when their houses are going to be empty, and 4.7 million have ‘liked’ a Facebook page related to health issues or treatments – exposing details that can be used against them by insurance companies.

Out of the 150 million Facebook users in the US, almost 9% are sharing personal information, but seem to be completely oblivious of the fact, and the lack of awareness has had its consequences. A projected 7 million households with members on Facebook have been harassed or threatened or had users log in to their accounts without permission, a 30% increase on the previous year.

While Facebook has highly customizable privacy tools, giving users control over how much information apps are allowed to see, according to the study, only 37% of them have actually put this feature to use.

Consumer Reports released some interesting figures on what kinds of personal information is being shared publicly online:

39.3 million identified a family member in a profile
20.4 million included their birth date and year in their profile
7.7 million “liked” a Facebook page pertaining to a religious affiliation
4.6 million discussed their love life on their wall
2.6 million discussed their recreational use of alcohol on their wall
2.3 million “liked” a page regarding sexual orientation
While a lot of the responsibility lays firmly on the shoulders of the users, Facebook’s own responsibility cannot be ignored.

A recent study showed that Facebook and Google’s privacy policies are more complicated, and more difficult to understand than credit card agreements and government notices.

Users are more than happy to agree to a site or application’s terms of service without ever reading them, but the study shows that once they do, it can have a negative effect. The study stated:

On average, 70 percent of respondents correctly answered comprehension questions for government notices and 68 percent of respondents provided the right answers for credit card agreements, far more than the percent of readers who correctly answered questions about Facebook’s and Google’s privacy policies.

After reading the privacy policies, 47 percent of respondents felt less comfortable with how Google collects and stores information about activity. Only 33 percent of Facebook users felt comfortable.

Consumer Reports also points to the fact that Facebook can track each time a user visits a site with a ‘Like’ button, whether or not they actually click the button, whether or not they’re logged in to their Facebook accounts, or even have a Facebook account to begin with.

Luckily, there are ways to stop it, but if 13 million US users are unaware of Facebook’s privacy settings, it’s highly likely they’re unaware of this as well.

Facebook has said that several precautions are in place, including “privacy access checks tens of billions of times a day”, and the social network plans to offer users access to “records of their past Facebook activity”, but user awareness is just as important.

Consumer Reports offers users 9 tips on how to understand privacy tools:

Think before typing. Even if a user deletes his/her account (which takes Facebook about a month), some info can remain in Facebook’s computers for up to 90 days.
Regularly check Facebook exposure. Each month, users should check out how their page looks to others. Review individual privacy settings if necessary.
Protect basic information. Set the audience for profile items, such as town or employer. And users should remember: Sharing info with “friends of friends” could expose them to tens of thousands.
Know what can’t be protected. Each user’s name and profile picture are public. To protect one’s identity, they should not use a photo, or use one that doesn’t show their face.
“UnPublic” the wall. Set the audience for all previous wall posts to just friends.
Turn off Tag Suggest. If users would rather not have Facebook automatically recognize their face in photos, they could disable that feature in their privacy settings. The information will be deleted.
Block apps and sites that snoop. Unless users intercede, friends can share personal information about them with apps. To block that, they should use controls to limit the info apps can see.
Keep wall posts from friends. Users don’t have to share every wall post with every friend. They can also keep certain people from viewing specific items in their profile.
When all else fails, deactivate. When a user deactivates their account, Facebook retains their profile data but the account is made temporarily inaccessible. Deleting an account, on the other hand, makes it inaccessible forever.

Friday, May 04, 2012

ORACLE and SAP at war...

Oracle and SAP are at odds over the matter whether the concept of "hypothetical" software license fees can be factored into damages in the upcoming retrial of Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against SAP, and the outcome could sharply affect the scope of any judgment in the case.
Oracle sued SAP in March 2007 for actions taken by a former subsidiary, Tomorrow. Now, that provided the lower-cost support for Oracle applications.

SAP admitted liability for illegal downloads of Oracle software and support materials performed by Tomorrow . In November 2010 a jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion against SAP based on hypothetical license fees. However, a judge tossed it out in September, saying "it grossly exceeded the harm caused to Oracle" and wasn't backed by enough evidence Oracle presented. Oracle opted to reject a lower award for $272 million, and the court ordered a new trial on damages based on lost profits, which is scheduled to begin in June.
Last week, Oracle said it would seek about $777 million in damages for lost profits in the retrial, but in April it also filed motions asking the court to allow hypothetical license damages too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

windows Tricks

Customizining your system to show your name on place of AM/PM
Step 1: Go to start Menu
Step 2: Click on Control Pannel
Step 3: Than Select or Enter in Regional and Language Option
Step 4: Click on Customize than go to Time tab under that
Step 5: Change AM/PM Name with your name.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Can you calculate...???

Beauty of Mathematics !

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And take a look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Now, look at this…




Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+ 15+18+11 = 98%


K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%


A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

*While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!*
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Check your TITLE...!!!

Hey guys! Here is something fun I learned today. Just a little fun fact, to amuse you when you get bored...
Open command prompt by clicking "Start->then click Run->type cmd in the dialog box->click ok"
Now Check the title bar of your window.
Now in command prompt write:
Now check out your title bar again.
Course you can title it whatever you want... Fun isn't it... ?

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Nano Honecombs coming to Rescue...!!!

I have always found it very frustrating how I have to wait for the processing to finish. But now scientists have developed a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible, taking leap to an entirely new type of Computer processing.
Data storage devices, like hard disk drives, today rely on the ability to manipulate the properties of tiny individual magnetic sections, but their overall design is limited by the way these magnetic 'domains' interact when they are close together. Now, researchers from the Imperial College of London have demonstrated that a honeycomb pattern of nano-sized magnets, in a material known as spin ice, introduces competition between neighboring magnets, and hence it reduces the problems caused by these interactions. They have proven that large arrays of these nano-magnets can store computable information. These arrays can then be read by measuring their electrical resistance.

The scientists have so far been able to 'read' and 'write' patterns in the magnetic fields, at the moment, they are working with the magnets at temperatures below minus 223°C, bt they are trying to bring the temperature up to the room temperature.

Dr Will Branford and his team who have been investigating the matter found that at low temperatures (below minus 223oC) the magnetic bits act in a collective manner and arrange themselves into patterns. The key challenge now is to develop a way to utilize these patterns to perform calculations, and most importantly to do so at room temperature.

Only if these problems were tackled successfully, new technology using magnetic honeycombs might be available in ten to fifteen years.
In experiments, an electrical current was applied across a continuous honeycomb mesh, made from cobalt magnetic bars each 1 micrometer long and 100 nanometres wide, and covering an area 100 square micrometers . It was found that only a single unit of the honeycomb mesh is like three bar magnets meeting in the center of a triangle. There is no way to arrange them without having either two north poles or two south poles either touching or repelling each other, this is termed as 'frustrated' magnetic system.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Second Life

The latest brain-computer interfaces meet smart home technology and virtual gaming

TWO friends meet in a bar in the online environment Second Life to chat about their latest tweets and favourite TV shows. Nothing unusual in that - except that both of them have Lou Gehrig's disease, otherwise known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and it has left them so severely paralysed that they can only move their eyes.
These Second Lifers are just two of more than 50 severely disabled people who have been trying out a sophisticated new brain-computer interface (BCI). Second Life has been controlled using BCIs before, but only to a very rudimentary level. The new interface, developed by medical engineering company G.Tec of Schiedlberg, Austria, lets users freely explore Second Life's virtual world and control their avatar within it.
It can be used to give people control over their real-world environment too: opening and closing doors, controlling the TV, lights, thermostat and intercom, answering the phone, or even publishing Twitter posts.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Job Job Job...!!!

Hey guys. I have just made a new job portal for all of you. It is called OFFCAMPUS JOBS FOR YOU. This blog provides all the latest information regarding new hiring all around India. So go ahead and check it out. And don't forget to follow. Keep visiting to stay updated.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


Hey everyone...! I know I know, I don't even deserve to say sorry being gone so long, but I had some things I had to take care of. Anyways I am back now and I promise never to run away like dis ever again. SORRY all my readers for I ws nt here. Today I am gonna tell you all about HTML5.

 It is the fifth version of the standard HTML which aims at improving the language with support for the latest multimedia technology while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and other devices as well. HTML5 is intended to contain not only HTML4, but also XHTML1 and DOM Level 2 HTML as well...It contains detailed processing models to encourage more inter operable implementations---- it not only extends, but also improves and rationalizes the markup available for documents, and introduces markup and APIs for more complicated web applications hence making it completely suitable for cross platform mobile applications.
Moreover HTML5 can run on low powered devices hence making it even more desirable for applications being developed for smartphones or tablets....

HTML5 is also embedded with many new syntactical features like <audio>, <video> and <canvass> etc... and the Scalable Vector Graphic ( SVG) which replaces the use of generic <object> tags.