Monthly Archive:: October 2012

If you’ve been following the tech blogosphere for any length of time, you’ve probably come across the term big data. What is big data, exactly? What makes data big? Why does it matter? These questions are more important than you think, and the answers directly affect your business and how it performs on the web. What is Big Data, Exactly? This is the best place to start. If you don’t have a solid grasp on what big data is, it’s hard to talk about more sophisticated aspects of how it behaves. In very simple terms, “big data” refers to databases that become so large that they become awkward to manage. To put this into numbers, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data everyday. In fact, 90 percent

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Since it arrived on the scene in January this year, Netflix has been keen to establish itself as the go-to service for streaming film and television. Now, with 4G network services being rolled out across the UK, users may be more likely to want to take advantage of the company’s mobile app – but does it deliver? Value for money While the app itself is free to download, there is of course a monthly subscription fee of £5.99 to think about. However, Netflix has been offering new users a free one month trial since it started and looks set to continue this, so to be fair there’s no reason why you shouldn’t at least give it a try. The monthly fee is pretty good value

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Valpak, the company behind those familiar blue envelopes filled with coupon deals that arrive regularly in our mailboxes, recently announced their newest public relations program to encourage and emphasize the success of small businesses throughout the US and Canada. The “Dough to Grow Award” is a prize designed to demonstrate the company’s recognition of the struggles and odds that small businesses must overcome in order to be successful. The program makes a lot of sense when one considers Valpak’s early history. Valpak’s Small Business Beginnings Now owned by Cox Target Media, Valpak first began in the 1960’s by an unemployed forklift operator, Terry Loebel, trying to make a living during tough times and feed his family. Loebel’s company began at the dining room table with him, his wife

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To enjoy the greatest success when searching for a job, you must take the time to develop an amazing resume. A resume is often the first thing that prospective employers will see from you, and in most cases, the resume will inspire the potential employer either to call you in their office for an interview or to immediately discard you from the running. An effective resume is clear and concise. With today’s tight labour market, employers may receive dozens or even hundreds of resumes from candidates for a single job opening. One of the aspects of the resume that challenges many job seekers is how much detail to include on their resume about their education. The Highest Level of Classroom Education In most cases, you

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Facebook a powerful social networking site introduced a new feature of Timeline which is like an organizer for the facebook users where they are being able to telecast all of their contents on a single space. The timeline feature benefits the Social Video Sites to a greater extent and it grabs more users towards their site which is a welcoming aspect for them. Timeline allows its users to post their favorite videos and personal videos through the video sharing sites. These social video sites have launched several video sharing apps integrating it with Facebook’s timeline through Open Graph. How Social Video Sites uses up the Facebook’s Timeline The video sharing sites ever since it has been launched struggled to gain its traffic but once they

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Knowledge is power and preparing for your open heart surgery by learning about the process can be empowering. During open heart surgery, your chest is surgically opened and repairs are performed on the muscles, valves, tissue or arteries of your heart. These days, you may be receiving: Robot-assisted open heart surgery, where precision is needed to repair heart valves Endoscopic heart surgery, performed with the aid of a camera Traditional open heart surgery, where a heart-lung machine helps pump blood to your organs while the heart is operated on Equipment Used in Open Heart Surgery Most open heart surgery is performed with a transesophageal echocardiogram or TEE. The TEE consists of a probe fitted with an ultrasound transducer, which is then passed into the body through

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What is HIPPOmsg? HIPPOmsg provides a safe and secure messaging platform to healthcare professionals, enabling them to communicate with each other in a quick and efficient manner. Following HIPAA compliance, this platform is created by healthcare professionals to cater to specialists in the same field and eliminate communication barriers among them. With HIPPOmsg, users can communicate with other physicians and medical experts without having to locate their office contact number; it means they can instantly reach them in case of emergency. HIPPOmsg is available in two versions, i.e. webpage and mobile application, which further simplifies the information-sharing procedure. Under normal circumstances, sending protected health information via text message is illegal. With HIPPOmsg, however, healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, medical students, doctors and licensed medical

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By Jennifer Marsh Jennifer Marsh is a software developer, programmer and technology writer and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. The cloud offers the security, affordability, and convenience of backups for business networks without paying for the computing power, support and staff of a backup data center. After a business commits to a cloud backup, the next question is: “How much storage space do I need?” Establish Data Requirements What storage space the business uses now will increase as business picks up. Database administrators account for current database storage requirements, but as data is input into the database, the growth of the database increases substantially. The storage space available for the incremental backups of the database must have enough space to provide storage for a growing business. To

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“How do you take pills from a strip?” It is pretty obvious that you take it in a sequential manner for daily use, the sequence might be horizontal or vertical. Similarly, the mechanism which hard drive follows to store its data is logical & sequential. Let us take an example of a graph strip which has many square boxes on it, and each box has a capacity to hold 1KB of data. So, it needs 1000 such boxes to hold 1MB of data. With this simple concept, let us try to understand how files get saved in a hard disk. Let us assume that your hard disk is fresh, if you create a word file of 1 MB and store it in your hard disk

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For all the talk of pollution pouring into the outdoor air every day, it’s easy to forget that some of the biggest air quality threats exist inside your home. Your indoor air pollution has the potential to be several times more polluted than the air outside those walls, in large part because the contained interior spaces allow for pollutants to become trapped and recycled.                 However, another compounding factor is the ignorance many consumers have toward this issue. The good news is that, with a little heightened awareness of the potential threats you are facing, it is easy to enact simple changes that dramatically improve the quality of your indoor air. Here are some simple solutions for this

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  Are you contemplating a divorce or do you wish to prevent one from taking place? Nothing inspires hot passions and heated emotions as much as divorces do. Sometimes you just might wish the ground to open up and swallow you when it is time to face your one time lover. Many people get bogged down with haunting experiences about matters related to divorce negotiations and settlements especially where children and property inheritance is at the center of the dispute. It is very stressful and emotionally depleting to have to deal with all legal issues pertaining to separation and divorce. You can avoid most of that by getting formidable legal representation to help you walk away with everything you desire and start life afresh.  

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While t shirt screen printing has been done for a long time, the basic elements of this art, such as screens, film and inks, remain largely the same. Many new machines make the manual aspects of screen printing much easier. Machines that make as many as eight or 12 t-shirts at a time are now the norm, replacing most of the physical labor with cutting-edge technology. Innovative printers are always being launched. With new technology that includes “direct to garment” printers, computers will probably replace screens one day, which sets the stage for this review of the Canon LP17 and its many advantages for making films. To make screens, users have to convert artwork on the computer into a positive film paper that’s used for

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