Simple Thoughts (Technology) – Weekly Newsletter for January 1-3, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

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

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.

Kate Middleton’s pal questioned over ’shooting illegal immigrants’ joke

LONDON – Kate Middleton’s friend was called in for questioning after she joked about ’shooting illegal immigrants’ on Facebook.

Events organiser Emma Sayle, who became friends with Kate after persuading her to sign up for a charity boat race in 2007, was questioned over her comments on Facebook.

The 32-year-old socialite had posted a message saying: “Just … Read more »»».

GMMXIE is the new Google Doodle for New Year 2011

Today you might be surprised by the new Google Doodle ‘GMMXIE’. Don’t go for a dictionary since I am here to unwrap the meaning of this latest Google Doodle. MMXI means nothing but 2011 in roman numerals.
Standing at the threshold of a new year, Google has released this new doodle that shows MMXI in …. Source article  : GMMXIE is the new Google Doodle for New Year 2011.

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