Friday, February 11, 2011

Online and Web-influenced in store sales will grow to 53 percent of total retail sales by 2014

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose MySQL for Online Retail



Online and Web-influenced in store sales will grow to 53 percent of total retail sales by 2014 according to independent research firm, Forrester Research, Inc. *

New technologies have offered people greater choice in the way they shop. Winning retailers adopt Web 2.0 technologies and best practices in order to improve their customers' online experience, cost-effectively create "buzz" about their offerings and boost their revenues.
This Whitepaper will help you better understand how to leverage MySQL to get the most of the opportunity the social web represents.
* US Online Retail Forecast, 2009 To 2014, Forrester Research, Inc., March 5, 2010

Publish to your Blogger blog from iGoogle

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Publish to your Blogger blog from iGoogle



Today, we’re releasing our Blogger Post Gadget for iGoogle. Now you can edit and publish posts directly from your custom iGoogle homepage, making it even easier to share your thoughts with the world.


Add to Google

To get started, just click that “+ Google” button to have the Blogger Post Gadget added to your iGoogle page.

You can use HTML in the text box, but if you want more rich text editing — for example, to upload a photo — just click “Save Draft” and you’ll get a link to edit the post in the full Blogger post editor.

http://www.google.com/ig/adde?source=atgs&moduleurl=www.blogger.com/gadgets/post.xml

The gadget xml url: http://www.blogger.com/gadgets/post.xml

Thursday, February 10, 2011

1080i vs 1080p - Similarities and Differences Between 1080i and 1080p

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How 1080i and 1080p Are Both The Same and Different
1080i and 1080p are both High Definition display formats for HDTVs. 1080i and 1080p signals actually contain the same information. Both 1080i and 1080p represent a 1920x1080 pixel resolution (1,920 pixels across the screen by 1,080 pixels down the screen). The difference between 1080i and 1080p is in the way the signal is sent from a source component or displayed on an HDTV screen.

In 1080i each frame of video is sent or displayed in alternative fields. The fields in 1080i are composed of 540 rows of pixels or lines of pixels running from the top to the bottom of the screen, with the odd fields displayed first and the even fields displayed second. Together, both fields create a full frame, made up of all 1,080 pixel rows or lines, every 30th of a second.
In 1080p, each frame of video is sent or displayed progressively. This means that both the odd and even fields (all 1,080 pixel rows or pixel lines) that make up the full frame are displayed together. This results in a smoother looking image, with less motion artifacts and jagged edges.
Differences Within 1080p
1080p can also be displayed (Depending on the video processing used) as a 1080p/60 (Most common), 1080p/30, or in 1080p/24 formats.
1080p/60 is essentially the same frame repeated twice every 30th of a second. (Enhanced video frame rate.)
1080p/30 is the same frame displayed once every 30th of a second. (Standard live or recorded video frame rate.)
1080p/24 is the same frame displayed every 24th of a second (Standard motion picture film frame rate.)
The Key is in the Processing
1080p processing can be done at the source, such as on a Upscaling DVD Player, Blu-ray Disc Player, or HD-DVD player - or it can be done by the HDTV itself.
Depending on the actual video processors used, there may or may not be a difference in having the TV do the final processing (referred to as deinterlacing) step of converting 1080i to 1080p.
For instance, if the TV is utilizing a Faroudja Genesis, DVDO, Silicon Optix HQV, or homegrown processors, such as the ones used in higher-end Sony, Pioneer, Hitachi, and Panasonic sets for example, may be equal to the processors used in many source components - so the results displayed on screen should be equivalent, or very close. Any differences would be more noticable on larger screen sizes.
1080p, Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD
Also, keep in mind that with both Blu-ray and HD-DVD, the actual information on the disc itself is in the 1080p/24 format. Players, such as LG BH100 Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo player (no longer in production), have the ability to output 1080p/24 direct from the disc to its output.
However, since not all HDTVs can display 1080p/24, when you connect the LG BH100 to an HDTV that does not have 1080p/24 input and display capability but only has 1080p/60/30 or 1080i input capability, the LG BH100 automatically sends its 1080p/24 signal from the disc to its own video processor which then outputs a 1080i/60 signal. This leaves the HDTV to do the final step of deinterlacing and displaying the incoming 1080i signal in 1080p.

Another example of 1080p processing, is the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player (no longer in production) - what it does is even more complicated. This Blu-ray player reads the 1080p/24 signal off the disc, then it actually reinterlaces the signal to 1080i, and then deinterlaces its own internally made 1080i signal in order to create a 1080p/60 signal for output to a 1080p input capable television. However, if it detects that the HDTV cannot input a 1080p signal, the Samsung BD-P1000 just takes its own internally created 1080i signal and passes that signal through to the HDTV, letting the HDTV do the final deinterlacing step.
Just as with the previous LG BH100 example. The final 1080p display format depends what deinterlacing processor is used by the HDTV for the final step. In fact, in the Samsung case, it may that a specific HDTV has better 1080i-to-1080p deinterlacer than Samsung has, it which case you may see a better result using the deinterlacer built into the HDTV.
1080p/60 and PC Sources
It is also important to note that when you connect a PC to an HDTV via DVI or HDMI, the graphic display signal of the PC may indeed be sending out 60 discreet frames every second (depending on source material), instead of repeating the same frame twice, as with film or video based material from DVD or Blu-ray Disc. In this case, no additional processing is required to "create" a 1080p/60 frame rate via conversion.
Final Take
In the final analysis, the proof is in the actual viewing - how the image looks to you in the real world with your specific HDTV. Short of having a tech come out and doing actual measurements, or comparing results using different TVs and source components yourself, even if you don't have a 1080p input capable Television, as long your HDTV has 1080p internal processing, you may still be able to get the benefits of 1080p. The key is in the processing, and, of course, not all HDTVs and video processors are created equal - let your eyes be your guide.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Michelle Monique Reis

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Michelle Monique Reis

(Chinese: 李嘉欣; pinyin: Lǐ Jiāxīn; born 20 June 1970) is a Hong Kong actress.

Biography

Michelle Monique Reis
Reis was born in Macau which was then a Portuguese colony. Reis is of mixed ancestry as her father is Portuguese and her mother is Chinese. So, she can be considered as a macanese. Reis attended Maryknoll Convent School, and matriculated from St. Paul's Secondary School.
Reis started modelling at the age of 14. She first came to fame when she won the 1988 Miss Hong Kong Pageant at the age of 18. Reis was also the first Miss Chinese International in the same year. Following her Miss Chinese International crowning, she went on to participate in the Miss World 1988 pageant, where she promoted the image of Hong Kong. She was then supposed to compete in the Miss Universe 1989 pageant but withdrew due to health problems.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Jules Verne

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Jules Verne


Jules Verne (Jules Verne, 1828.2.8 ~ 1905) was born in Nantes, western France, the harbor, he constitutes a part of the city on the river Feiyi De Lao Aer island living and learning to graduate from high school. Father was a highly successful lawyer, as one hopes inherited his father. But Verne childhood love the ocean, longing for adventure voyage. 11 years old, he volunteers on board when the interns, India voyage, the results found by his family back home. Dayton beat Jules Verne has endured this, and lying in bed with tears that: "In the future to ensure that only travel in the fantasy of lying in bed." Perhaps it is precisely because of this childhood experience, the objective to promote Verne surf in the fantasy life, to create so many famous science fiction works.
 
At 18, he told his father to comply, to Paris to study law, but he was not interested in the law, but fell in love with literature and drama. Time, from a Jules Verne or early evening, when he suddenly innocence down big time, leisurely slide down the handrails along the stairs, do not want a fat gentleman who was hit. Jules Verne is very embarrassing apologies casually asked not to eat each other, the other replied, just had scrambled eggs Nantes. Jules Verne, shaking his head after hearing, claiming that there is no authentic Paris, Nantes scrambled eggs, because he is human and good dish of Nantes. Fat gentleman heard rejoicing, invites performed Verne door. Two of friendship from the beginning, and once to write a drama, for the Jules Verne took the road of creating favorable conditions. The fat gentleman's name is - Alexandre Dumas. After graduation, he was obsessed with poetry and drama of the creative input, this not only severely reprimanded by his father and lost his father's financial support. He had to struggle in poverty, to read for pleasure. He admired Hugo, Balzac, Dumas and Shakespeare in England. In Paris, he created 20 scripts (unpublished), and some poetry is full of romantic passion.
 
Later, Jules Verne and Alexandre Dumas co-writing the screenplay "broken straw" and can be staged, which marks the Jules Verne in the literature have achieved initial success. Continue the creative process, Jules Verne was a lack of literature seems way out, and he discovered that the literary world who are finding a way, other areas are trying to melt into the drama of knowledge. Such as Alexandre Dumas is melting into the history of literature, and social ethics Balzac put into literature ... ... At this time financial Verne found that only geography has not yet been developed.
 
So Verne tested using one year, creating a "glacier above the winter" and other works, but not published.
 
1856 Verne train to the northern city of Amiens, met a beautiful widow with two children, saw the end of love and marry him, and then get married. Then move past Verne, began serious production. The time 29 years old.
 
Jules Verne create a "balloon on the five weeks", the 16 publishers ignored, angrily into the fire, rescue by his wife, sent to 17 publishing houses after publication. Herzl called the book's editors appreciated, from Jules Verne met Concert, forged lifelong friendships with them. Hegel signed a contract with the Jules Verne, published in the year two of its science fiction.
 
"Balloon on the five weeks" after the publication of Jules Verne's creation has entered a period of many aspects of exploration, he tested a variety of writing, the direction toward a variety of exploration, out of control. Two published annually, the general heading of "strange trip", including "geocentric Travels," "From the Earth to the Moon" "around the Moon," "Haideliangmoli" "Mysterious Island" and so on, to include land, sea and sky ... ... After exploring stop, began to mature into a stable period of development, creating a "80 days around the Earth," "The Adventures of the solar system" (Chinese translation of "big raft") "two-leave" and other outstanding works. As the popularity increased, the Jules Verne's wealth is growing rapidly.
 
Jules Verne's later years is not very happy, creative and enter the weak reduction of its "Kaer Ba Qian's Castle" has some autobiographical, showing the hidden side of life.
 
March 17, 1905 Jules Verne appears paralysis, loss of consciousness 24, 25 8:00 on the morning of the death.
 
March 28, 1905 a large funeral procession, around the world have electronic condolence in tribute to the great science fiction writer.
 
Jules Verne story vivid and humorous, witty phenomena, but also inspire people, especially young love science, yearning passion for adventure, so a hundred years, has been welcomed by readers around the world. According to UNESCO data show that Jules Verne is the world's most translated work of one of the ten masters.
 
Jules Verne is an excellent writer of popular fiction, there is a way to get the illusion of their own ability to touch, the feeling is comprehensive, from the dull literature conveys a human passions. But the characters in Jules Verne's novel is exactly the same apart from a few outside, he seems to create no more important figure, the characters are simply bad and good profiling, there is no mental activity; characters from the works of a single sex He can also be seen on the woman's prejudice, faintly showing by its bitter state of mind. Besides the works of Jules Verne is full of clear social orientation, is a patriot (preferably French), National Liberation advocates (to support the struggle of oppressed peoples), to some extent is an anarchist (from Some works show no order), with a galactic imperialists finally (with the desire to create a universal empire.)
 
Verne's works are full of knowledge, but he himself is a mystic universe, the world has a mysterious cult. In his novels, sometimes deep enough to think the theme is often repeated.
 
But in general, Jules Verne attempt is still great. Although he wrote all ordinary matter, but still make us excited about reading. As the Pope met with Verne in 1884 when he said: "I do not know the scientific value of your work, but I treasure the most is their pure, moral values and spiritual strength."

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Runing a Universal windows xp VHD from a usb stick

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Runing a Universal windows xp VHD from a usb  stick



Just because I guess I'm not the only one that burned on it many hours I am happy to share all what I could finally understand and make it works for me...



From my experience I can say the most comfortable system for pc repairs/virus cleaning/portable os for internet/multimedia/mail/Quick work with files... is this xp.vhd .
* its small (lass than 1 gb)
* its boot very fast (11 sec with ewf - 19 sec without ewf)
* full multimedia support so you can Immediately play your media
* full printing support
* your anti virus always up to date (no need wait for updates like in pe builds )
* your anti virus real time protection work (Unlike pe builds)
* easy to install driver from driverforce or driver geek including all type of drivers (better than pe builds)
* with ewf you are protected - only when you need to update or install something you commit write to disk and return to ewf protection
* all portable apps are works (i has 8gb collection i made with Thinstall )



Of course our cool developers deserve thanks for there wonderful tools and deep explanations they give here all the time. :thumbup: Just a few steps I incorporated different guides to get the desired result
I can say I tried all the "usb xp" guides we have here in forum,I spent many hours on this :wodoo:

My conclusion until last week was the only way that really works is to go with wimb's Tool, step by step and create xp_ram.img and update it on many computers

But still it did not satisfy me because of the prominent faults
- You can not run on computers with little memory
- takes too much time on computers with slow usb boot
- I wanted to boot immediately to work rather than to dwell with the learning process, etc ...

Then thankfully I read here a few things and added a few things in my mind
Anyone who wants can try the great success: real universal xp.vhd without learning process needed work from winvblock file disk & g4d ram disk from usb without tne BSOD 0x7B i tried on 9 pc's only i get error But I fixed that too (see Part 13) Since I try it on every computer that I just met all work well!!

my steeps are:

1. make file cald xp.vhd on your local drive(fixed, not dynamic!) [i prefer .vhd instead of img for use with virtual pc if i want later ] {I disabled free space checking with nlite so i use 1gb .vhd}

2. make xpsp3.iso with full "chipset"+"mass storage"+"cpu" drivers integrate and Reduced size by removing Unnecessary components (my .iso is 410mb)

3. run this setup command
title start setup xp on img
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd1)
map --mem (md)0x6000+800 (fd0)
map /xp.vhd (hd0)
map --mem /IMAGES/xpsp3.iso (0xff)
map --hook
dd if=(fd1) of=(fd0) count=1
chainloader (0xff)



title continue setup xp on img
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd1)
map --mem (md)0x6000+800 (fd0)
map /xp.vhd (hd0)
map --mem /IMAGES/xpsp3.iso (0xff)
map --hook
dd if=(fd1) of=(fd0) count=1
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /ntldr


4. boot from the vhd from your local disk with this command

title Boot XP from image file 
map /xp.vhd (hd0)
map --rd-size=2048
map --mem (rd)+4 (0x55)
map --hook
write (0x55) #GRUB4DOS\x00v=1\x00xp.vhd\x000x80\x00
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /ntldr


5. connect your usb disk to the pc for the system to recognize it ..reboot when steel connect

6. use wim'b IMG_XP package to Reduced windows size & use all wimb's registry_tweaks (no need to create .img but use the tweaks.reg...) do not install firadisk! winvblock already installed!

7. open device manager and change all "ide&usb" drivers to "standard..." and computer to "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface"... reboot pc...

8. Optional, use "XPlite Professional 1.9" to Reduce your windows (Very significantly)

9. download UsbBootWatcher.zip from here:
Also download usb_xp_init.cmd from here:
Unzip UsbBootWatcher.zip and put usb_xp_init.cmd into the folder we have just extracted UsbBootWatcher. The directory structure should look like this:
amd64 - directory
x86 - directory

10. Boot into other Windows so you can edit your xp.vhd windows (you can mount the xp.vhd as local drive from windows7/Win7PE disk mangment or boot it on virtual pc)

11. Run usb_xp_init.cmd and type the path of system32 directory of the mounted vhd. (for examle D:\Windows\system32)
When it completed unmount the vhd

12. now you be able to boot this xp.vhd from your usb drive on different machines Without any additional actions (At least I can)

13. If you still encounter screen of death (happened to me once of 9 computers) Copy the .vhd file to the local drive and run it from there (or add --mem to map entry and run from ram disk)
after you boot to desktop wait for system finish the automatic drivers instantiation, then copy the vhd back to usb (or use IMG_XP_Update.exe to update your .vhd that placed on your usb) now its can safely boot from it

14. Optional, use ewfmgr To protect your disk and to improve performance Especially if it is a flash drive that his writing is very slow
how to install ewfmgr?

There may be other ways, my way is to boot the system with ewfmgr.iso (thanks to etboot project) its works in xp rc environment . (in our case we can boot it from virtualpc or from g4d + map vhd ) I brought up for you
select 1 to install ewf
select drive {c:}
select win folder {windows}
restart
after we boot into windows run cmd >
ewfmgr c:\ -enable = protection on
ewfmgr c:\ -disable = protection off
ewfmgr /all = all comand line




15. enjoy!
  :clap: :clap:

some links

winvblock.ima

ewf.iso

Friday, February 04, 2011

Acronis True Image Home 2011 (English) FREE Download

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Acronis True Image Home 2011 (English) Download

Acronis True Image Home 2011 (English)

Acronis® True Image Home 2011 provides home users with reliable backup and disaster recovery of systems, applications, settings and personal files. You can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to backup a PC. Create copies of your hard drive with just a few quick steps while continuing to work.
Download:

Firefox web browser | Help us test the latest beta

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Firefox web browser | Help us test the latest beta: "Help test the future of Firefox! The latest beta version of Firefox is now available as a preview release. Take it for a test drive and let us know what you think! Important Information Please read before downloading This is pre-release software: you may encounter compatibility problems with some websites and add-ons. If you find a problem please let us know or file a bug. For more details, read the release notes and known issues. Free Download 4.0b10 for Windows English (7.7MB)

Telnet vs SSH

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Telnet vs SSH



Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, and Telnet are two network protocols that have been used widely at one point in time or another. They are both used to connect to remote servers in order to facilitate some sort of communications. The primary difference, which also led to one superseding the other, is in security. SSH offers security mechanisms that protect the users against anyone with malicious intent while Telnet has no security measures whatsoever.

Telnet was designed to work within a private network and not across a public network where threats can appear. Because of this, all the data is transmitted in plain text, including passwords. This is a major security issue and the developers of SSH used encryptions to make it harder for other people to sniff the password and other relevant information. Telnet also omits another safety measure called authentication. This ensures that the source of the data is still the same device and not another computer. Without authentication, another person can intercept the communication and do what he wishes. This is also addressed in SSH as it uses a public key to authenticate the source of the data.

Due to the security measures that were necessary for SSH to be used in public networks, each packet contains less data to make room for the data of the security mechanisms. In order to transmit the same amount of data, you would need to take-up a lot more bandwidth. This is called overhead and was such a major issue back when internet speeds were very low because it translates to a performance hit.

source:http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/internet/difference-between-telnet-and-ssh/#ixzz1Cwjb1Obz

The security issues of Telnet forced a lot of people to use SSH in order to protect themselves. It didn’t take a long time before SSH replaced Telnet in a great majority of its uses. Telnet did not fade away though as it is still used in some areas, mostly in testing and debugging. Telnet extensions were developed to provide security but they are not used in most Telnet implementations.


    Summary:
  • 1. SSH and Telnet commonly serves the same purpose
  • 2. SSH is more secure compared to Telnet
  • 3. SSH encrypts the data while Telnet sends data in plain text
  • 4. SSH uses a public key for authentication while Telnet does not use any authentication
  • 5. SSH adds a bit more overhead to the bandwidth compared to Telnet
  • 6. Telnet has been all but replaced by SSH in almost all uses