Simple Thoughts (Technology) – Monthly Newsletter January 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New MacBook Air In India

DELHI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- Apple introduced the first generation MacBook Air two years ago and despite the hullaballo surrounding it the light weight laptop drew a lot of flaks. It was incredibly light for sure and had stylish looks as well. However, a sole USB port, lack of Ethernet and the steep price were its …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : New MacBook Air In India.

Google Hot Trends ( Hot Searches ) Gone Cold, Stops Updating

Kolkata (The Gaea Times): Since November 29th, Google Hot Trends ( also known as Google Hot Searches ) has stopped updating. The Hot Trends page ( http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends ) is showing links from November 29th 2010. The top link is still long-dead Leslie Nelson who passed away on November 28th.

Modifying the search string to return Hot …. Source article  : Google Hot Trends ( Hot Searches ) Gone Cold, Stops Updating.

How To Build a Quantum Computer?

Quantum computing today is quite considered to be the “nirvana state” as far as most technical researches are concerned. The concept is backed up by the underlying theory of Quantum Physics.
What is Quantum Physics?
Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the … Read more »».

Chrome OS Sports Cloud Computing Architechture

Google is all excited about it’s latest buzz — The Chrome Operating System, so are we all. The interesting fact that came into light recently is that Google Chrome OS for netbooks and PCs will offer a new, cloud-based operating system architecture.
Well, it was at a recent conference, that Google CEO Eric Schmid himself …. Original article  : Chrome OS Sports Cloud Computing Architechture.

Rosa Parks Honored By Google

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Fifty years ago on December 1, 1955, a black woman had the courage to take a stand against racial discrimination by refusing to give her bus seat to a white woman during a ride to Alabama. However, the simple act of defiance showcased by the African American woman Rosa Parks turned …. Source  : Rosa Parks Honored By Google.

WikiLeaks suspect ‘designed Facebook’ as a schoolboy, say pals

LONDON – Friends of Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of top secret documents to the WikiLeaks website, have revealed that the 23-year-old was such a computer expert that he designed a version of Facebook years before modern social networking sites took off.

Manning was born in Oklahoma but spent his teenage years …. Source  : WikiLeaks suspect ‘designed Facebook’ as a schoolboy, say pals.

Delhi BPO gangrape case: Two men arrested

NEW DELHI – Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with their alleged involvement in the abduction and rape of a 30-year-old call centre employee here last week.

The two identified as Shamshad and Usman have a criminal background and were allegedly involved in a gangrape case earlier also.

DCP (South) H G …. Source  : Delhi BPO gangrape case: Two men arrested.

Apple iOS 4.2 ‘Network Controlled Fast Democracy’ Reduces Network Traffic

A test conducted by the Nokia-Siemens duo revealed that the latest iPhone OS i.e. iOS 4.2 supports a technology named Network Controlled Fast Democracy which helps the networks and smartphones to work more quickly without creating unnecessary traffic.
They performed their study after noticing that the iOS 4.2 actually cutted down the smartphone signaling …. Original article  : Apple iOS 4.2 ‘Network Controlled Fast Democracy’ Reduces Network Traffic.

How To Set Up a File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

A file transfer protocol (FTP) program is what lets users get connected to an FTP server. This protocol provides the liberty for users to upload, exchange or sync files from their computer with the FTP server. There are quite a number of FTP programs that can be found and used to perform the FTP service … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : How To Set Up a File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?.

Google Earth uncovers second ‘Star of David’ in Tehran

LONDON – A satellite image taken from Google Earth service has uncovered a ‘Star of David,’ a symbol associated with Judaism, on the roof of the Iran’s national airline’s building at the Tehran airport.

According to an Iranian media report, the Iran Air building was “built by Israeli engineers,” who operated in the countries before the … Original source on Gaea Times at : Google Earth uncovers second ‘Star of David’ in Tehran.

Chrome 8 Unveiled By Google

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- The Internet search giant Google released version 8 of its popular web browser Chrome. The browser, which took the browser market by storm since its inception two years back, is now available in stable 8th version and in this release Google has added a plethora of new features. The biggest addition …. Read the original article  : here.

NASSCOM to seek amendments in UK policy for overseas software professionals

CHENNAI – The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has said that the software industry would seek modifications in United Kingdom’s norms prescribed for overseas software professionals.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Nasscom President Som Mittal said: “Efforts will be made to request not to implement the new UK Government visa policy which … Original article on : NASSCOM to seek amendments in UK policy for overseas software professionals.

Snake Game Serves Social Mission

MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The well known NGO, CRY has introduced a new virtual game. The game is one of those ever popular indoor games, snake and ladder, that we grew up playing. It was released last week, to get super popularized in the market within just a few days.
This snake game is just of … Read more : Snake Game Serves Social Mission.

Google Ventures Into The e-book Market

Google Inc is putting in the finishing touches as we speak on a new venture into the e-book business. People affiliated with the Google camp have mentioned that the year end US debut is imminent. Needless to say that Google had to plow through a several technical and legal limitations. This new venture could …. Source  : Google Ventures Into The e-book Market.

ReSearch.ly as a Life Saver For All Social Marketeers

PeopleBrowsr a social media analytics whose clientele includes the big wigs like Sony and Kodak has launched its social search product ReSearch.ly. The new tool will allow social marketers and brand managers to find the 1% of the Twitter users tat might be interested in buying their products. This whole new idea is designed … Read more »»».

Finally A Software That Lets You Test Google’s OS on your Windows Laptop

Splashstop an instant on web focused OS with Chromium which was available as a bundled product with laptops is now available as a free download. The catch being HP Mini and Pavilion laptops, and one Compaq, that can run it, at the moment.
The list of available products in which this app is compatible are …. Source article  : Finally A Software That Lets You Test Google’s OS on your Windows Laptop.

South Korea Deliberates Ban on Internet For Teenagers

This is definitely not a good time to be a teenager in South Korea. According to South Korea ministry sources the Government is deliberating on the serious Internet addiction problems that faces the average teenager. If the rumors are correct anyone under the age of 16 will be facing a blanket ban on Internet … Original source on Gaea Times at : South Korea Deliberates Ban on Internet For Teenagers.

Two arrested in New Delhi’s BPO rape case

NEW DELHI – Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two of the four men accused in the rape of a woman working in a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in New Delhi.

Interacting with mediapersons, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi) H. G. S. Dhaliwal, said the vehicle used was also recovered.

“Two accused involved in Dhaula Kuan incident …. Source  : Two arrested in New Delhi’s BPO rape case.

China’s High Speed Rail Setting New Record

BEIJING, CHINA (GaeaTimes.com)- In a recent development that is being called as a major technological breakthrough in transport sector, a state of the art high-speed train named CRH380 in China set new speed record Friday. It became the fastest ever commercial train and reached a peak speed of 302 miles per hour. The trial … Read more : China’s High Speed Rail Setting New Record.

Strawberry Shortcake Now In Apple Stores

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Now its time to experience the world of Strawberry Shortcake as you see it on the new cable network, The Hub. Yes Apple Stores is selling away this new game application. The Strawberry Shortcake app. developed by the Strawberry Shortcake 2010 has been launched and is easily available at any Apple Store. … Original source on Gaea Times at : Strawberry Shortcake Now In Apple Stores.

Pak cyber army hacks 270 Indian websites, including that of CBI

ISLAMABAD – A group of Pakistani hackers going by the name of ‘Predators PK’ have hacked 270 Indian websites, including that of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

“This Is A Result Of What You People Did on 26/11/2010,” Predators PK wrote on the hacked Indian websites, claiming that they did so in retaliation against the recent … Read more : Pak cyber army hacks 270 Indian websites, including that of CBI.

Limewire The Bastion Of Peer To Peer Sharing, Falls

Lime Wire is no more. The p2p (Peer to peer) sharing service will now have to close down the shop after being beaten black and blue in the Federal court. Earlier in October, Limewire stopped distributing software through its servers in compliance with the court ruling in a landmark judgment.
To add insult to injury …. Original source  : Limewire The Bastion Of Peer To Peer Sharing, Falls.

Facebook Users Changing Display Pic To Cartoon Characters

Here is a very interesting trend that is going on in the world of Facebook. Many Facebook users have started to change their Display pics to cartoon characters. It is expected that Facebook is going through a cultural revolution at this point regarding what we can safely say the chip and Dale effect.
The Facebook … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Facebook Users Changing Display Pic To Cartoon Characters.

Google Chrome 8 ’s Secretive Launch

It is highly very likely that Google will ever release anything without any of the speculations. Google has released a much awaited update to Chrome without making any noise. This now brings us to the new version of Chrome as we know it or Chrome 8.
The version is ready for download as you read … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Google Chrome 8 ’s Secretive Launch.

Gazaro Tracks Best Buy Purchases For Cash Back

iOS apps just got a whole meaning to functionality. Gazaro a price comparison app will allow you to get cashbacks if the price drops after your last purchase with Best Buy. It effectively tracks all the purchases you make so you don’t loose out. Gazaro protect is one handy app in the wake of … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Gazaro Tracks Best Buy Purchases For Cash Back.

Classic Cartoon Character Again Goes Virtual

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- The classic cartoon character Mickey Mouse, will once again make a come back to the virtual reality, in the form of a video game. The new game, after the name of Mickey Mouse, was launched right before the World Cartoons Day, so that the old fans of the cartoon hero could …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Classic Cartoon Character Again Goes Virtual.

Facebook’s Cartoon Profile Pic Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Facebook is now playing the role of the perfect platform to launch a campaign. The mission is against the violence inflicted on kids. Facebook has been chosen for it so that the issue can be dealt with and a positive outcome results out of it given the ever-increasing popularity of social-networking sites …. Original source  : Facebook’s Cartoon Profile Pic Campaign.

Verizon Unveils 4G Network

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Verizon Wireless which is one of the top US carriers is soon going to launch its much touted 4G network this Sunday, the company has confirmed. The caveat is that there is not enough phones offered by Verizon that can take advantage of the ultra high speed and other advantages … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Verizon Unveils 4G Network.

PayPal suspends donations to WikiLeaks

BEIJING – PayPal, the online payments service, has blocked donations to WikiLeaks and to a German foundation that raises funds for it following the release of 250,000 confidential US government cables.

A statement on thepaypalblog.com dated Friday said PayPal had permanently closed the donations account because terms of service had been breached, adding that PayPal did … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : PayPal suspends donations to WikiLeaks.

Chinese politician behind Google hacking: WikiLeaks

BEIJING – Secret cables released by the whistleblower website ‘WikiLeaks’ have revealed that the hacking of Google, which forced the search engine out of China, was masterminded by one of the politicians of the country.

The Telegraph quoted the secret cables sent to the State Department in Washington as saying that the Chinese politician … Read : Chinese politician behind Google hacking: WikiLeaks.

Conman posing as Prince Harry steals from Diana charity

LONDON – A conman posing as Prince Harry on social media website Facebook has diverted donations from a charity the prince had created in memory of his late mother Princess Diana.

The identity theft has cost the prince thousands of pounds intended to help African orphans, reports the Daily Star.

The fraudster is understood to have tricked … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Conman posing as Prince Harry steals from Diana charity.

Invalid Java 7 API: Attributes.readAttributes()

Update: It appears JDK 7 API has drasctially changed over several iterations. The current javadoc doesn’t contain the mentioned method.

In my over a decade of Java experience, I have never found a fully documented API in Java docs which doesn’t exist even in the latest builds!
Attributes.readAttributes() is a very well documented API:
public static Map<String,?> readAttributes(FileRef??file,
…. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Invalid Java 7 API: Attributes.readAttributes().

How to fully backup hard drive on Linux intelligently without using dd

dd, while an excellent tool to back drive / partition images, copies entire hard drive including unused blocks and even bad blocks (where possible). I have found another way to backup which not only creates an exact duplicate as far as operating system is concerned but also allows you to elongate and extract the remaining … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : How to fully backup hard drive on Linux intelligently without using dd.

How to reduce space required by (Linux utility) dd created drive image

a. Use gzip
An example command:
dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=1k conv=sync,noerror | gzip -c | ssh -c blowfish user@hostname “dd of=filename.gz bs=1k”

Notes:
1. gzip ensures less storage requirement for the image
2. blowfish algorithm is used while transferring the data because it reduces overhead, which leads to faster transfer, for the SSL connection

b. Reduce storage space by zeroing unused blocks
dd …. Original source  : How to reduce space required by (Linux utility) dd created drive image.

How to add a new partition to RAID array in Linux using mdadm

Behold the wonders of mdadm:
mdadm –manage /dev/md1 –add /dev/sdb2
Notes:
1. Replace md1 with the name of the raid array
2. Replace sdb2 with the name of the drive
Read the original article on Gaea Times at : How to add a new partition to RAID array in Linux using mdadm.

How to remove a drive from RAID array in Linux using mdadm

Sometimes a little code is worth a thousand words, no?
mdadm –manage /dev/md1 –remove /dev/sdb2

Notes:
1. Replace md1 with the name of the raid array
2. Replace sdb2 with the name of the drive
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Delhi BPO rape case: Fourth accused arrested

NEW DELHI – Delhi Police have arrested the fourth accused from Haryana’s Sohna district in connection with the rape of a 30-year-old call centre employee here last week.

Iqbal, alias ‘Bada Billi’, was apprehended from Fatehpur Beri in Sohna district by a team of Delhi Police, which had gone there in search of him.

Two accused-Shamsad and … Original article on : Delhi BPO rape case: Fourth accused arrested.

How to check symbolic link in Java and why Apache common.io.FileUtils implementation is wrong

Checking for symbolic link (in supported platform) is a long time requirement of Java developers.
Patrick @ onyxbits solved the problem using JNI which is a legitimate approach. However it is platform dependent and consequently you will have to provide precompiled binary for every supported platform.

Apache commons project used an interesting approach in an attempt … Read more >>.

Facebook won’t block Wikileaks page for now

WASHINGTON – Facebook, the social networking giant, has no plans to ban content from a ‘fan page’ associated with Wikileaks-at least, as of now, say bosses.

“The Wikileaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted … Read : Facebook won’t block Wikileaks page for now.

Delhi BPO rape case: Fifth accused arrested

NEW DELHI – The leader of a five-member gang which had allegedly abducted and raped a 30 year-old call centre employee here, was arrested last night from Haryana.

Kamru alias Mobile (25) was arrested from Lakhuwas village in Sohna police station area of Gurgaon.ith this, police claimed it has arrested all the five youths.

Delhi Police had … Read more >>>.

Tumblr Down For Hours Now

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Micro-blogging website Tumblr has been down for several hours and the users seem to be getting restless. The site has taken to Twitter to get the message across to the users that it is working hard on the restoration of the site and is incredible sorry for the inconvenience. Tumblr has … Read more : Tumblr Down For Hours Now.

Pak investigating hacking of govt. websites by ‘Indian Cyber Army’

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan government has reportedly formed a high-level investigation team to check the hacking of several government websites allegedly by the ‘Indian Cyber Army’.

According to the Dawn, the team headed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s Additional Director has collected data from National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) to trace the hackers.

A senior FIA official …. Source article  : Pak investigating hacking of govt. websites by ‘Indian Cyber Army’.

Google’s Cash Reserve Attracts Cautious Glares

Analysts are speculating that the cash heaps that Google are currently sitting on have to be used wisely, else its investors will be given the hard end of a stick. The leading search engine’s $33 billion in cash and short term investments is probably being followed more than Wall Street Indices at the moment.
Google’s … Original source on Gaea Times at : Google’s Cash Reserve Attracts Cautious Glares.

Vodafone Introduces HTC Desire Z at ??35/Month

Telecom giant Vodafone has decided to bring a smile to it’s customers face as they plan to give out HTC Desire Z for only 35. They are also planning to introduce various tariffs that will be available with the phone.
HTC Desire Z is the hottest new phone introduced by HTC this year. It … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Vodafone Introduces HTC Desire Z at £35/Month.

How to monitor NFS, Lustre File System Performance using Collectl

What makes Collectl, a performance monitor for benchmarking, monitoring a system’s general heath different from other monitoring tools is that unlike most tools that focus on a small set of statistics and runs either in an iterative manner or a daemon it tries to do it all. The user is free to choose any … Read more »»».

SAS hit squads move to protect UK malls

LONDON – With Christmas just 18 days away, Britain’s SAS hit squads have been deployed in packed shopping centers to protect visitors and shoppers from terrorists.

According to The Sun, they have been given orders to shoot to kill in the event of a Mumbai-style carnage on Christmas crowds.

The … Read more : SAS hit squads move to protect UK malls.

Google eBooks Makes Waves

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- The famous web giant Google has launched its new application Google eBooks. This service would enable the readers a more convenient experience of online virtual reading. Backed with a cloud based technology, Google eBooks can be accessible from any given browser and would not need any dedicated devices to read …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Google eBooks Makes Waves.

Wikileaks sympathizers behind website, credit card info cyber attack: Palin

WASHINGTON – Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has claimed that Wikileaks supporters are behind the cyber attack of her website and credit card information.

Hackers associated with the group “Operation Payback”, an organization comprised of individuals who support Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, have reportedly tried to shut down the SarahPAC Web site and infiltrate hers and … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Wikileaks sympathizers behind website, credit card info cyber attack: Palin.

‘India Telecom 2010??? kicks off today

NEW DELHI – Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal will inaugurate the fifth edition of ‘India Telecom 2010′, which begins here today.

Ministers of State for Communications and Information Technology Gurudas Kamat and Sachin Pilot will also be present during the inaugural ceremony.

Finland Communications Minister Suvi Linden, who has come with a delegation …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Waze, real Time Traffic App Raises $25 Million in Fundings

One of the few exciting startups with a killer product Waze, that monitors traffic in real time has announced a $25million Series B. The most recent in the long list of investors like Vertex Venture Capital, Magma Venture Partners being Qualcomm Ventures. The last funding it received was a $12 million last march. The …. Source  : Waze, real Time Traffic App Raises $25 Million in Fundings.

How to Get Rid Of Unwanted Options From “Open With” Contextual Menu in Mac

The Mac may be a pinnacle of utility and usability. But even the most veteran Mac lover admits that the open with contextual menu may get be a little too crowded thanks to duplicates doing the rounds. Well that is were we come in.
When you have this sort of problems it generally means that … Read more >>>.

Foursquare Registers 5 Million Users

FourSquare the popular Android service has passed yet another milestone. The userbase of this service has swollen upto 5 million users. IT has managed to show an astounding growth by almost 10 times in the past nine months.
Co-Founder and CEO of FourSquare, Denis Crowley revealed the data on stage of the LeWeb conference. the … Read more »».

4Chan Attcks Visa, But It Recovers

4Chan is definitely the wild west of the Internet. In a shocking development a group of hackers somehow connected with the imageboard had launched an attack on the MasterCard and the PayPal sites under the flag of “Operation Payback”. But as I write this report the group has handed another premier transaction site, Visa.com.
The …. Source  : 4Chan Attcks Visa, But It Recovers.

Salesforce Aims Big, Unleashes 5 New Platforms for Cloud App Development

The Dreamforce conference that is being organized this year has become the platform of yet another of the CRM Giant, SalesForce’s exciting announcements. For starters they have announced information’s on its features like Database.com, Chatter Free and its acquisition of Ruby platform for an estimated 212 million dollars. It is further pushing its endeavor …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Salesforce Aims Big, Unleashes 5 New Platforms for Cloud App Development.

Dell Takes Veil Of Social Media Listening Command Center

Dell’s CEO and CMO Karen Quintos have launched something really big. As reported in mashable The Electronics giant is going to officially launch the company’s Social Media Listening Command Center. Dell’s VP of the Social Media and Community, Manish Mehta commented that the program is planned for launch at Altimeter’s Rise of Social Commerce [..] Read the original article: here.

Government is not interfering in probe on 2G spectrum scam: Sibal

NEW DELHI – Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the 2G spectrum scam is an independent body and maintained that the Government of India is not involved in the investigations.

Commenting on the raids being carried out by the CBI, Sibal … Read more : Government is not interfering in probe on 2G spectrum scam: Sibal.

Dutch police arrest teenager over pro-WikiLeaks hacking incidents

AMSTERDAM – Dutch authorities have reportedly arrested a 16-year-old teenager over his alleged involvement in the pro-WikiLeaks hacking attacks on the Visa and MasterCard websites.

The Wall Street Journal quoted a spokesman for the Dutch prosecution office as saying that police have arrested the suspect at his home in The Hague late Wednesday night, adding … Original article on : Dutch police arrest teenager over pro-WikiLeaks hacking incidents.

SalesForce Buys Ruby Based Platform For $212 million

SalesForce has announced the acquisition of Heroku, which is a very popular cloud platform for the development of Ruby Web apps. They reportedly paid $212 million by cash purchases.
Marc Benioff the CEO of SalesForce said
The next era of cloud computing is social, mobile and real-time. I call it Cloud 2. Ruby is the language [..] Read the original article: here.

You Tube Increases Upload Time For User Videos

The annoying videos of You Tube may get even longer. The premier video channel has increased its upload time limit.
The YouTube blog says that the users who have a previous and presumably long history of complying with the guidelines set by the community will not be limited to the draconian 15 minutes upload limit. …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : You Tube Increases Upload Time For User Videos.

Google Announces Tools That Backs up Email with Gmail

Google has announced the launch of the Message Community, a cloud based enterprise to enable them to back up corporate email in the case Microsoft Exchange goes down. The product is being powered by Google’s 2007 acquisition of Postni. This focuses on providing the companies another access point of their email accounts.
This new solution [..] Read the original article: here.

Foursquare Launches New API

We reported Yesterday that Foursquare had surpassed 5 million subscribers. Today it has made its new API and now the developers have access to it. The new version “APIv2″ has been fine tuned by the start ups. The focus is on speed, consistency and clarity.
However the new API drops the support of XML so … Original article on : Foursquare Launches New API.

Facebook Founder Gives Away Half Of His Wealth To Charity

Mark Zuckerberg is known around the world as the youngest Billionaire in the world. This time he wants to be in the news by giving a portion of his immense wealth to charity. He is the latest in the line of billionaires to join Bill Gates and Warren Buffets initiative known as “Giving Pledge”.
The …. Original article  : Facebook Founder Gives Away Half Of His Wealth To Charity.

Gingerbread Keyboard Comes Knocking in Android 2.2

One of the most improved section of the Android’s Gingerbread update, the incredibly intuitive and elegant keyboard is getting a release on the current generation of Android based phones.
The stock keyboard of the Android was widely criticized for being a bit messy to used. The Gingerbread upgrade saw a complete overhaul and now the … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Gingerbread Keyboard Comes Knocking in Android 2.2.

US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial

ISLAMABAD – The WikiLeaks-Assange episode indicates that the ‘backwardness’ of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, which was called ‘retrogressive’ for banning social networking site ‘Facebook’, has now spread to the developed world, an editorial in a …. Source article  : US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial.

Twitter-mad Brit mum sends 104 live updates during son’s birth!

LONDON – A British mother is so obsessed with Twitter that she delivered a live account of her entire labour to her friends.

Rachael Ince, 29, sent 104 tweets detailing every step of the birth of her son until she was discharged nearly three days later, reports the Daily Mail.

The tweets began on December 3 evening … Read more >>>.

How To Clean Your Linux Boot Menu With Automated Bash Files

The Ubintu/Linux boot menu after using the same installation for many times would look incredibly messy with entries of older Linux kernels remaining active. One way to get rid of them is by manually uninstalling the older kernels. Understandably that process can lead to huge complications and if any thing goes wrong? Well you … Original source on Gaea Times at : How To Clean Your Linux Boot Menu With Automated Bash Files.

How To remove Restriction From Sites Like Megavideo, Megaupload or Veoh

If you are tired of the draconian limitations of the popular video sharing sites like Megavideo, Megaupload or Veoh we have got just the hack for you. A program that serves as Browser Extension like Illimitux is going to be the ray of light for the annoyed souls.
The software will play more than the …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : How To remove Restriction From Sites Like Megavideo, Megaupload or Veoh.

“Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” Now Flipboard Style on iPad

Flipboard which was the proud winner of the iPad app of the year, a title given by none other than Apple has one more trick up its sleeve. The app has recently integrated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition feed to the app.
The feed finds itself as a part of Sports Illustrated Everywhere strategy by which …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” Now Flipboard Style on iPad.

How To Use Google Goggles to Find a Wallpaper You Like

Tired of searching or that one picture that caught your fancy? Well then you will be able to search any picture directly with the help of Google Goggles. The popular search by sight mobile app will allow you to browse the web by using the Android or iOS camera feature.
The app is popular for … Read more >>.

Pummelvision Lets You Catch Life in a Flash

How would you like your life to flash by within a blink of the eyelids? If you are affirmative of the idea, you might be interested in checking out Pummel vision. The enticing software takes all the photograph from your Social or Photo sharing accounts like Facebook, Flickr,Tumblr to form a very rapid …. Source  : Pummelvision Lets You Catch Life in a Flash.

Are terrorists using Facebook to exchange bomb recipes?

WASHINGTON – According to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security, terrorists may be using Facebook to share operational information and to target.

According to the November report, terrorists and jihadists use Facebook as:

a way to share operational and tactical information, including bomb recipes and weapons maintenance; a gateway to extremist forums; … Read : Are terrorists using Facebook to exchange bomb recipes?.

Meet the Facebook couple who tied the knot at 82 and 77!

LONDON – Who says Facebook is only for the young? Even, the not-so-young can find love and happiness on the social networking site.

Barbara Moore and Laurence Brocklesby, a couple from Shipley, West Yorkshire, who are set to celebrate their first Christmas together as man and wife, found love on Facebook.

Moore, 77, began using a computer … Original article on : Meet the Facebook couple who tied the knot at 82 and 77!.

Facebook’s decision to guard ‘illegal contents’ spurs debate over free speech on internet

WASHINGTON – The step taken by social networking site Facebook to establish a “hate and harassment team” as part of a virtual police squad charged with taking down content that is illegal or violates Facebook’s terms of service, has spurred debate over freedom of speech on the Internet.

The Facebook’s move came into sharp focus … Read more : Facebook’s decision to guard ‘illegal contents’ spurs debate over free speech on internet.

Girl gangraped in a moving car in north-west Delhi

NEW DELHI – Barely three weeks after the rape of a BPO employee in the city, in yet another shocking incident an 18-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in a moving car in Sultanpuri in north-west Delhi on Saturday night.

The police have so far taken four persons into its custody, including a minor, in connection with …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Girl gangraped in a moving car in north-west Delhi.

Oracle and Apple Make OpenJDK Project Available for Mac OSX

REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA (GaeaTimes.com) — The long discussion that went on for some time between Oracle and Apple is now going to take a shape. The two tech giants have announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X.
Apple has agreed to support most of the key components, tools and technology, required for a Java [..] Read the original article: here.

TravelMath Does The Time Management For You

For the busy traveler time seems to be a burning constraint. You never seem to have enough of it. That is if you are not wel adapted in the art of Time Management. If you are like me and sometimes stutter during the process we have a great solution for you.
TravelMath’ trip calculator will … Read : TravelMath Does The Time Management For You.

LikedIn Enables Simple Updation Of Resume Online

Updating and maintaining a Resume may be a very repetitive but an ever daunting task but thanks to the new Linkedin now users can automate the entire process. Thanks to this tool a mundane task has just been made a relatively simple process.
The user requires to use one of the many preset templates thus …. Original source  : LikedIn Enables Simple Updation Of Resume Online.

Power Widget Plus A Custom made Device For the Android Control Freak

If you are the kind of the person who would like have control over everything on your home screen we would have to recommend the Power Widget Plus. This is quite a tool for the control freak Android user in You.
The widget adds many user settings right on your home screen like Wi-Fi, …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Power Widget Plus A Custom made Device For the Android Control Freak.

Google Providing Tech Support For Parents

For all the people who are frustrated with teaching computer to your folks at home, Google has come up with a novel solution. With their motto of keeping Tech Support a home Business a few of the people who work there has come up with a site that will teach the not so technologically …. Read the original article  : Google Providing Tech Support For Parents.

Twitter Analyses What the People Were Talking of in 2010

Twiiter has ploughed through all of 25 billion tweets which were sent in the year 2010 and has subsequently published the top 10 list. The list has been compiled on an out and out as well as category specific lists like news events, people, movies, television, technology, World Cup, sports and hashtags.
This list is … Read more : Twitter Analyses What the People Were Talking of in 2010.

Review: 5 Cheapest Shared Web Hosting Solutions Shared Web Hosting

For small scale businesses or a blog the major concern is in finding the right web hosting solution. It can be taken for granted that most startups would be on a shoestring budget, making it certain that they would be on the look out for a web hosting solution that is going to be … Read more >>.

Hurley affair: Warne admits on Twitter that his marriage is over

MELBOURNE – Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has announced on Twitter that his marriage with Simone Callahan is over following reports of him being in a relationship with British actress-cum model Liz Hurley.

The former Australian cricketer posted a statement on his website which he drew attention … Original article on : Hurley affair: Warne admits on Twitter that his marriage is over.

Google Latitude app now available for Apple’s iPhone

After 22 months since its announcement in February 2009, Google Latitude application is made available for iPhone. The app was initialy disapproved and rejected from the App store.

Google Latitude is a free application that allows users to see current locations of their friends and share it with others. The new app uses the multitasking capabilities …. Original source  : Google Latitude app now available for Apple’s iPhone.

Google Voice Arrives in the iOS Platform

From the Maria Sharapova starring user community created shortfilm to 0the iOS Google Voice is making Waves. No, we are not making a pun of the Failed Wave experiment here.
Now all the lucky iOS users will have the facility to send SMS, listen to your voicemail, get notifications. What’s more is that you will …. Original article  : Google Voice Arrives in the iOS Platform.

Google Promoting Demo Slam On their Home Page

The theme for today’s Google Homepage is the promotion of Demo Slam. For those not in the loop it is a site which allows filmmakers to show of their recent techniques and also compete against other would be film makers.
The site was given a very soft launch without much publicity a month ago. Google …. Original source  : Google Promoting Demo Slam On their Home Page.

NetFlix Plans To Go The Facebook Way

Netflix Plans on total World or Facebook (same thing) domination as it would seem. Netflix the popular video streaming Service has not announced the planned integration with the Popular social media platform. However our sources tell us that the company is on the look out for “a founding member of the new Social Systems … Read more : NetFlix Plans To Go The Facebook Way.

GoDaddy.com Wants You To Get Co Domains Promises Less Clothed Women For Super Bowl

The Dot Com world is becoming a very crowded place. So much so that one of the worlds most popular domain registration site GoDaddy.com is planning to push the .co domain in its now iconic SuperBowl commercials. The commercials since 2005 have been produced by GoDaddy themselves and generally contain scantily clad women who … Read this article on Gaea Times at : GoDaddy.com Wants You To Get Co Domains Promises Less Clothed Women For Super Bowl.

Top 10 Powerful Tweets in 2010: Are You On The List?

Describe your new note here. Twitter the immensely popular global micro-blogging phenomenon has brought about a great cultural evolution. The site originally designed to enable users to post bite site thoughts of the mind is now being used in as diverse activities like market Survey, Customer support and it helps that its user base …. Original article  : Top 10 Powerful Tweets in 2010: Are You On The List?.

Welsh gran, 103, is world’s oldest Facebooker who uses iPad for updates

LONDON – A great grandmother from Wales has become the world’s oldest Facebook user at the age of 103, and she updates her status using an iPad.

Lillian Lowe revealed she had signed up for the website to keep track of what her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren are up to, and said that she is … Read more >>>.

How to make Case-Sensitive Search in MySQL for a Particular Field / Column?

Databases in MySQL are known to correspond to directories within the data directory. Each table within a database relate to at least one file within the database directory (and possibly more, depending on the storage engine). Standing on these grounds the fact remains that, the case sensitivity of the underlying operating system plays a …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

How to to Set the Collation for the Table (or column) to be either Binary or Case-Sensitive?

First thing first, you need to check out with the available collations in the system. SHOW COLLATION can do that for you. This statement lists collations supported by the server. By default, the output from SHOW COLLATION includes all available collations. The LIKE clause, if present, indicates which collation names to match. The WHERE … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : How to to Set the Collation for the Table (or column) to be either Binary or Case-Sensitive?.

FBI Allegedly Spying On the Internet Population Since The 90’s

Internet,FBI
In a shocking revelation it is being reported that FBI had planted a “number of backdoors” inside OpenBSD’s IPSEC (Internet Protocol Security) stack, its a stack used by major sites around the world. The person responsible for this and who has claimed to carry out the actions said
I wanted to make you aware of …. Read the original article  : here.

How to ALTER a Table to make it Case-Sensitive in MySQL?

ALTER TABLE enables you to change the structure of an existing table. For example, you can add or delete columns, create or destroy indexes, change the type of existing columns, or rename columns or the table …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

I’m Feeling Lucky With Google Gravity

A quick update on an easter egg that has been discovered about Google’s Home Page. When any one types in Google Gravity on the search bar and clicks on the Im Feeling Lucky button a remastered version of the home page appears. Ricardo Cabello the person behind this is one happy man tonight after …. Original source  : I’m Feeling Lucky With Google Gravity.

How to CREATE a Case-Sensitive Table in MySQL?

MySQL creates new columns for all elements in the SELECT.
For example:
mysql> CREATE TABLE test (a INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
-> PRIMARY KEY (a), KEY(b))
-> ENGINE=User_avik …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Bing Keen On Taking the Fight To Google With Revamped Image Search

Microsoft is not letting go of the title for Web Supremacy to Google without a fight. In order to revive user interest in its popular search engine Bing Microsoft has managed to launch an overhauled image search feature quite like Google had done earlier this year. The redesigned product was unveiled at the Bing … Original article on : Bing Keen On Taking the Fight To Google With Revamped Image Search.

China launches Twitter Like Services, Posts Boring Mao Quotes

The market of China is known for selling workable knockoff products but now it has managed to out do itself by announcing the impending launch of a Twitter like service. The best part of all is that the project is entirely Government funded. The service has already been called names like “Red Twitter” …. Source article  : China launches Twitter Like Services, Posts Boring Mao Quotes.

Gmail Multiple Accounts Managing Might Be Fun But Stay Cautious

The Gmail is fast becoming the cyber equivalent for a free lunch. The rate at which they keep updating and offering new features will amaze its competitors. The newly introduced feature in question is the newly announced improvement of the e-mail Delegation. This new feature will enable users to manage multiple gmail account without …. Read the original article  : here.

Facebook founder Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of Year

WASHINGTON – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was Wednesday named Time magazine’s “2010 Person of the Year” “for connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them” by starting the world’s largest social-networking site in 2004.

The prestigious US publication said it chose Zuckerberg, 26, for “creating a new system of …. Read the original article  : Facebook founder Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of Year.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg selected as Time Person o the Year

WASHINGTON – Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder of social networking website Facebook, was selected Wednesday as Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

The distinction has been awarded since 1927, when it was initially called Man of the Year.
Last year, the person selected was head of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke, and in 2008 …. Read the original article  : Facebook’s Zuckerberg selected as Time Person o the Year.

Conman has sex with 70 Facebook pals to ward off bad luck

KUALA LUMPUR – A conman apparently cheated 70 Facebook friends into having sex with him to ward off his ill luck.

China Press reported that a 15-year-old victim ‘Ah Sze’ from Hong Kong discovered the man known as ‘Ah Dick’ had 1,060 nude photos of at least 70 young girls and more than 10 video clips … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Conman has sex with 70 Facebook pals to ward off bad luck.

Facebook Outage Issue Resolved

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Facebook the popular social networking website that has more than 550 million users worldwide is hogging headlines today and appearing in web searches. In fact the social networking service hardly stays out of the limelight. The users of the service found yesterday that they could not log in to their profiles. …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Facebook Unveils Most Popular Trends of 2010

With the year 2010 coming to an end, Facebook has decided to share with us a list of the words and phrases which were used the most in status updates on the site last year.
In global aspect, Hit Me Up or HMU was the most popular word used. It was followed by The World …. Source article  : Facebook Unveils Most Popular Trends of 2010.

Facebook Now Recognizes You and Your Friend!

Facebook, the leading social networking site has become an integral part of many of our private lives. Now it is aiming to get even more personal to you. From now onwards, Facebook will try to make it easier to identify friends in photos by using facial recognition software to suggest people that users may … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Facebook Now Recognizes You and Your Friend!.

How to manage quality of Groovy / Grails code using Sonar, Quality Management Platform

Java developer are well-acquainted with the two terms Groovy and Sonar. While Groovy enables them to write far more expressive and readable code, Sonar helps them manage code quality.
More specifically, Sonar is a one-stop shop for code quality metrics. Groovy/Grail Code Quality management can be easily achieved using Sonar. If you are using Maven …. Source  : How to manage quality of Groovy / Grails code using Sonar, Quality Management Platform.

Open Source Quality Management Platform: Sonar Review

Sonar has been a very popular quality management platform for quite some time now. The platform is billed as to continuously analyze and measure the code quality. If anyone is serious about maintaining code quality namely coding standards, best practices, complexity, and also monitor associated statistics such as the number of unit tests run and …. Read the original article  : Open Source Quality Management Platform: Sonar Review.

How to speed up compilation times in Linux / CentOS / RHEL / Fedora using Ramdisk, much faster than SSD / SAS

Compilation time is the time required by a compiler to successfully transform source code written in a programming language into an executable program. The time taken for compilation depends mainly on two important things- CPU speed i.e processor speed and the harddisk speed. Most of us are concerned about only the CPU speed performance … Original article on : How to speed up compilation times in Linux / CentOS / RHEL / Fedora using Ramdisk, much faster than SSD / SAS.

Facebook Announces ‘Hacker Cup’ in 2011

The Facebook Hacker Cup is an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the coveted Hacker Cup. Now, what are they looking for exactly? Exceptionally talented hackers?
Reportedly, People are free to apply and compete online and a final 25 will be flown to compete …. Read the original article  : Facebook Announces ‘Hacker Cup’ in 2011.

Top 5 File Compression (Lossless Compression) Software for Windows Today mainly based on Performance and Compression

These days not using a data compression software is almost unthinkable because not sometimes but almost every time size really matters. No don’t get me wrong, I am talking about the enormous size of files that tends to occupy a large amount of space on your hard disks. Whether you’re tight on space, or need … Read : Top 5 File Compression (Lossless Compression) Software for Windows Today mainly based on Performance and Compression.

WikiLeaks attackers ‘a united group of passionate actors’

WASHINGTON – Cyber crime experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have suggested that the mob mentality behind the current wave of cyber attacks against sites of various banking, credit and other service-industries are not the result of frenzy or mass hysteria – rather they are a united group of passionate actors.

“Leaders of … Original source on Gaea Times at : WikiLeaks attackers ‘a united group of passionate actors’.

Kashmir University to set up advanced IT centre

SRINAGAR – The University of Kashmir has decided to establish an advanced IT centre to promote information technology in Jammu and Kashmir.

The university is all set to establish an advanced centre for IT in the campus, a fundamental step for ensuring development of the software industry and bringing a boom in employment for students.

Students …. Original article  : Kashmir University to set up advanced IT centre.

Anti-Berlusconi tweets swamp Twitter feed at EU summit

LONDON – Critics of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hijacked giant screens at the venue of an EU summit in Brussels to tweet against him.

In one tweet Berlusconi, 74, was called a “Mafioso”, who “makes laws for be not judged”, and another said that he had paid for “for sex, for votes”.

The “tweet wall” was …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Anti-Berlusconi tweets swamp Twitter feed at EU summit.

Bank Of America Denies Services To Wikileaks, New DDOS Wave incoming?

The Bank of America has announced today that it will stop handling payments for Wikileaks. This news comes in the wake of the incident after major get ways like Master Card, Pay Pal and Visa denied services to the site and subsequently faced a torrent of DDOS attacks.

In a statement the Bank said That
his …. Source article  : Bank Of America Denies Services To Wikileaks, New DDOS Wave incoming?.

Google’s The most awesome 450 PAGE Presentation ever You will See Today

This recent viral video titled “The most awesome 450 PAGE Presentation ever” has been doing the rounds on the Web and has become immensely popular. I remember using Google Docs after having misplaced my MS office Cd for some last minute and frantic editing before submitting my term papers. I learned after wards that …. Original source  : Google’s The most awesome 450 PAGE Presentation ever You will See Today.

Gmail Extends Free Telephony Service Till 2011

I said the last time that Google Mail has slowly evolved into a force of nature and just to prove that I was not lying Google has announced another new perk for the Gmail users that is sure going to make your decision to migrate from your existing mail id (Wahoo). The tech goliath … Read more >>>.

Disney Makes a Live Interactive Cake Patent Filing

Well you could say that the cake is a lie (blatant Portal Reference) but to say that the new Disney concept is going to be a rage amongst the young ones is nothing but an understatement. The wonderful cake engineers (not sure if that is a career choice but heck) at Disney has decided … Read more >>>.

Samsung Bada 2.0 To Host NFC and Improvements

Is Bada going to be bigger than Android? Well we are hesitant to make any comments at this point. It is however in our capability to list the reasons why we feel this platform might be worth your attention span.
It was highly improbable that Samsung’s wannabe “Smartphone Platform” would succeed. It seems that the …. Source  : Samsung Bada 2.0 To Host NFC and Improvements.

UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert

LONDON – The British Government and top army commanders have decided to put the country’s crack SAS helicopters on a state of high alert to crush any Christmas terror attack.

Chinooks and Pumas were moved to the elite unit’s Hereford headquarters when fears of a Mumbai-style attack in the UK first emerged, The Sun reports.rmy … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert.

Sony Remix Project Re-Imagining Bob Dylan

Sony is presenting the users with a chance to remix a loved Bob Dylan Classic “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. The best person to remix the song will get an opportunity to go to South Africa on a trip.
Each of the components that had made up the classic number namely vocals, drums, electric guitar and bass …. Original source  : Sony Remix Project Re-Imagining Bob Dylan.

How To Get Travel Tips From Facebook Friends on TripAdvisor

FaceBook the Social Media titan has announced its collaboration with travel website TripAdvisor to enable users to get timely advice from friends as he logs into his Facebook account.
The new easy TripAdvisor’s interface will allow you to select any location from the map and the read the user experience of your friends who have … Original source on Gaea Times at : How To Get Travel Tips From Facebook Friends on TripAdvisor.

Apple Pulls Plug On Wikileaks

Association with the Wikileaks as a brand is something of a red herring for most financial institutions. Now interestingly Apple has all of a sudden joined the bandwagon of banning Wikileaks from its platform. In news today is the recent action of the tech giant where they removed an iPhone and iPad app from … Read more : Apple Pulls Plug On Wikileaks.

Android Gets Stunted SoundCloud

Android users have more reasons to cheer as the newly furnished SoundCloud is arriving on the popular SmartPhone platform. However the app actually cuts corners in a few features. We really think that some more polishing should have been done before rolling it out.
The app was very recently named as one of the Top … Original source on Gaea Times at : Android Gets Stunted SoundCloud.

Sibal meets Sunil Mittal, Anil Ambani on telecom sector concerns

NEW DELHI – Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday met Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group (ADAG) chairman Anil Ambani to discuss issues and ways to ensure that the growth of the telecom sector is not derailed.

Sibal is reportedly meeting … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Sibal meets Sunil Mittal, Anil Ambani on telecom sector concerns.

Rajya Sabha MP Chandrasekhar wants Standing Committee on IT to probe 2G scam

NEW DELHI – Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology urging them to begin an independent probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

Chandrasekhar, who is himself a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, … Read more »»».

Most Common Passwords Divulged

LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes)- There are a good bunch people who are getting more and more net savvy. The internet could be referred to as the center of technologies these days. If a person does not have the internet connection, then he or she is thought to be living in the Stone Age. Roughly, … Original source on Gaea Times at : Most Common Passwords Divulged.

UK paramedics criticised for posting pictures of daft antics on Facebook

LONDON – Paramedics in the UK have been criticised for posting pictures showing them fooling around on Facebook.

The pictures included the NHS emergency staff and 999 operators sleeping at desks, fooling with vacuum cleaners and pulling funny faces.

One snap showed a line of the South East Coast Ambulance Trust …. Read the original article  : UK paramedics criticised for posting pictures of daft antics on Facebook.

Skype Down With Snag, Later Restored

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Popular Internet telephony service provider Skype was down yesterday for as several hours and the outage affected several million users of the service all over the world. The Skype users were confused as well as annoyed when they found that they could not make calls and some others were disappointed to …. Source article  : Skype Down With Snag, Later Restored.

Skype is Down and Out 68 Million Users in Lurch

Skype, the popular Internet based call service is currently down. The problem was discovered this morning and is now impacting millions of users. According to the only official word from Skype (posted Above) it apologizes for the service disruption.
Skype has long been the economic backbone of startups and small businesses who regularly use it …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Skype is Down and Out 68 Million Users in Lurch.

FireFox 4 Beta 8 Available For Download On FTP

Firefox 4 Firefox 4 Beta is available for download right now for users using Windows/Mac/Linux. The new beta (Beta 8). Thi beta incorporates several bug fixes and fixes more than 1000 of the bugs. Firefox has simplified the syncing process between desktops and mobile browsers.
The Firefox for Windows mac and other platform may be …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : FireFox 4 Beta 8 Available For Download On FTP.

Sony Details Cloud Based Music Streaming Service Qriocity

2011 is already poised to be the year of Sony on the back of the news that their flagship entertainment console PS3 has a more than impressive line up for the year ahead. Today it has launched a cloud based service for streaming music on the console, Internet enabled Bravia TV and the PC.
Surprisingly the … Read more : Sony Details Cloud Based Music Streaming Service Qriocity.

Craigslist Shuts Down Adult Services For Good

The Adult services of Craigslist, which has been in the eye of the storm for quite some time now for being the online equivalent of a red light district has been shut down for good, finally. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal confirmed the fact to the AP Tuesday.
The Adult services listing in the …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Craigslist Shuts Down Adult Services For Good.

Facebook Redesigns News Feed : Details

Facebook is now in the process of offering a new alternative method to enable the filtering of the News Feed.
Till now the users have had two options. The users could either access Top News, the algorithmic news distribution of Facebook or the More Recent Stories, a service that allowed the listing of stories from … Read more : Facebook Redesigns News Feed : Details.

Sibal slams NDA rally for ‘denigrating country’s image’

NEW DELHI – Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rally for attacking government institutions and ‘denigrating the country’s image’.

Sibal said the BJP itself has a lot of flaws in its party, and should not point at other political or governmental institutions.

“This … Read more >>>.

UK council workers visit Facebook more than their own website!

LONDON – A secret audit report has revealed that council staff in UK spends majority of their time online surfing Facebook instead of their own website.

eBay, Yahoo, gaming website i3d.net and BBC news were the other top sites workers at Waverley Borough Council surf through the day. The authors estimated that the cost of the …. Original source  : UK council workers visit Facebook more than their own website!.

US woman with Twitter name ‘theashes’ packing for trip Down Under

MELBOURNE – An American woman, who was bombarded with cricket-related messages due to her Twitter name ‘theashes’, is packing her bags for an expected trip Down Under this Christmas.

“‘The Ashes’ was a nickname my boyfriend gave me. My name is Ashley and he called me ‘Ashes’ and that evolved into ‘The Ashes’,” News.com.au quoted Kerekes [..] Read the original article: here.

Google Corporate Logo Turns Colorful!

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Today the Google users have been delighted to see that the homepage of the Internet search giants looks different thanks to a new colorful logo. The new logo comprising of 17 great images has replaced the Google Corporate Logo. This is commonly called the Google Doodle and it has to be … Original article on : Google Corporate Logo Turns Colorful!.

Wikileaks Barrier Broken By ‘Double Rainbow’ on Twitter

If you were wondering what is the term double Rainbow doing on the trending topics at twitter you have come to the right place.
You see there was this rare weather phenomenon in LA when double rainbows showed up in the sky. And the people of LA flooded twitter with the pictures and the tweets. … Read more »».

AT&T Rolls Up New Update And Payment Options

There seems to be no dearth of paying apps in this Christmas, only funds. AT&T network has launched another payment option on Android market. Now with AT&T direct billing you can pay for apps and the mobile bill directly to your card.
Till now T- Mobile was the only carrier offering such services. The update …. Read the original article  : AT&T Rolls Up New Update And Payment Options.

Top 10 Reasons The Ruby Programming Language Sucks

The Top 10 Reasons The Ruby Programming Language Sucks

Courtesy:– Presentations from vishnu.

…. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Top 10 Reasons The Ruby Programming Language Sucks.

Skype Rrecovering Slowly, More Work Left

A quick update on the severe outage of Skype is that its service is slowly but steadily recovering. However that said the outage started Wednesday is still plaguing many users.
Elaborating on yesterday’s one line tweet Skype explained that the problem is actually in the Supernodes of Skype. In the message it posted on its …. Original article  : Skype Rrecovering Slowly, More Work Left.

Obama’s ‘Spider-Man’ quote at press conference takes Twitter by storm

MELBOURNE – US President Barack Obama has taken Twitter by storm after using the classic Spider-Man quote “with great power comes great responsibility” at a press conference.

Speaking about greater bipartisanship between his Democratic Party and the Republicans, he noted that Republicans recognised that “with greater power comes greater responsibility”, reports the Courier Mail.

The quote was … Original article on : Obama’s ‘Spider-Man’ quote at press conference takes Twitter by storm.

Skype On A High

SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Skype the popular Internet telephony service provider is hogging the limelight for several reasons. The service went down yesterday causing outage to several million users but now it is back on track. The new CEO of the company has some real big plans up his sleeves that are going to … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Skype On A High.

Santa Tracker Activation – A Great Christmas Gift

LOS ANGELES, (GaeaTimes) A great gift for Christmas! North American Aerospace Defense Command once again activates The 2010 Santa Tracker service. With this children are able to track their very favorite Father Christmas. It took place way back in 1955. There was a department store ad that wanted to provide children with the facility …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Now, Palin claims her record-setting ‘refudiate’ gaffe was only a typo

WASHINGTON – In July, Sarah Palin hit the headlines when she compared herself to William Shakespeare, the literary giant who also created words, after coining a word ‘refudiate’ on Twitter.

However, the former Alaska Governor claimed on a recent episode of her reality show ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ that the word was just a simple typing error, … Read more >>.

How to parition a new drive before adding to RAID array in Linux

Run the following command, after reading the notes below:
sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb

Notes:
1. This copies the parition information of sda to sdb. Be very careful with the drive letters, otherwise you might end up overriding the partition of a good drive with the partition from a new drive.
2. sda is the drive from which …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Now, China makes Skype illegal

SHANGHAI – China has the use of the popular internet telephony service, Skype, illegal.Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are already blocked in China and Google closed down its Chinese servers last year.

The state-run People’s Daily reported on Thursday that all internet phone calls are to be banned apart from those made over two … Original article on : Now, China makes Skype illegal.

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