The Symptom – Power Reboots For No Reason


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I found this fascinating quote today:

There may be a simple explanation. With most modern computers, the system comes with built in circuitry to monitor the state of the computer. One of the checks built into your system include testing the power supply levels. The power supply is not a component most people expect to fail. Most are concerned that their disk drives will be the major cause of failures, but in fact power supply problems are relatively common. The power supply will communicate to the mother board with a power good signal if the power output is within specification. If this power good signal is not present, the computer will simply not start up. This seems simple enough, however things do not always fit into the good or not good categories. Where you have a power supply that is failing, its outputs can fluctuate. The computer may then boot up correctly, but a little later when the power supply falls out of range the computer will detect this and activate the reset logic. The reset logic shuts the machine down, thus relieving the load on the power supply, which can then support a re-boot. It is the same as if you pushed the reset button yourself, but it appears to you as a random re-boot.The Symptom – Power Reboots For No Reason, Nov 2008

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Making Your PPC’s Ring True


The reason why you should incorporate PPC into your affiliate marketing program is that earnings are easier to make than in any other kind of affiliate program not using PPC. This way, you will be making profit based from the clickthroughs that your visitor will make on the advertiser’s site. Unlike some programs, you are not paid per sale or action.

PPC can be very resourceful of your website. With PPC Search Engines incorporated into your affiliate program, you will be able to profit from the visitor’s who are not interested in your products or services. The same ones who leave your site and never comes back.

You will not only get commissions not only from those who are just searching the web and finding the products and services that they wanted but you will be able to build your site’s recognition as a valuable resource. The visitors who have found what they needed from you site are likely to come back and review what you are offering more closely. Then they will eventually come back to search the web for other products.

This kind of affiliate program is also an easy way for you to generate some more additional revenues. For example, when a visitor on your site does a search in the PPC Search Engine and clicks on the advertiser bided listings, the advertisers’ account will then be deducted because of that click. With this, you will be compensated 30% to 80% of the advertisers’ bid amount.

What Really Got Us To Where We Are – Bailout 2008


This is a little bit of information on the Act the democrats passed that created this entire mess. The bailout of 2008 should be called the flummoxing of the US economy. Let’s call a spade a spade and read for yourself what a bad piece of legislation that looks like social engineering on steroids looks like. Below is the wording of the “Community Reinvestment Act” – Google it and be astonished at what the Demon-cats fail to let you know.

The CRA was passed into law by the 95th United States Congress in 1977 as a result of national grassroots pressure for affordable housing, and despite considerable opposition from the mainstream banking community.[1] Only one banker, Ron Grzywinski from ShoreBank in Chicago, testified in favor of the act.[2] The CRA mandates that each banking institution be evaluated to determine if it has met the credit needs of its entire community. That record is taken into account when the federal government considers an institution’s application for deposit facilities, including mergers and acquisitions. The CRA is enforced by the financial regulators (FDIC, OCC, OTS, and FRB).

The bill encouraged the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, to enable mortgage companies, savings and loans, commercial banks, credit unions, and state and local housing finance agencies to lend to home buyers. It also encouraged the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, to buy mortgages on the secondary market and sell them as mortgage-backed securities on the open market.[3] Due to massive financial losses, on September 7, 2008 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the conservatorship of the FHFA.[4]

This video also gives a really good accounting of who did what when:

Is Your Blog Aging Like a Fine Zinfandel


The
process of aging starts immediately after the grapes are picked,
crushed and pressed. The grapes are then put into an oak barrel or
steel vat, with some winemakers preferring to add oak chips to the
vat. During the aging process acids, sugar and tannin interact. By
having more tannin present the winemaker is able to age the wine for
a longer period without fear of oxidation. This along with
temperature, light conditions, and alcohol complete the aging
process. Wines age faster with a warmer temperature. So the
winemaker tries to maintain a cool

stable
55-65 degree temperature in a dark area as the ideal aging
atmosphere. A big fluctuation in temperature or light conditions on a
daily or weekly basis is detrimental to a good wine.

Now
why are red wines aged more than white wines? A simple explanation is
that all grapes are white inside, which means that red wine needs to
allow the exterior skin to mix with the interior when being crushed
to give it the red color. This mixture contains tannin, which also
aids the aging process significantly. You also get tannin from the
oak sides of the barrel. Compounds within these, known as phenolics,
allow the wine to age longer while keeping the wine from oxidizing.
So the red wine is able to age longer and develop a more full
flavored bold taste.

White
wines have these same compounds but at much lower levels. This is
because the inside of the grape is what wine manufacturers mostly use
and by not using as much of the exterior skin less tannin is present.
This results in a considerable shorter aging process than a vat with
a large amount of tannin present. Attempting to age most white wines
over an extended period causes it to flatten and lose some of its
aromatic freshness.

So
go ahead and save that special red wine for your Grandchild’s
marriage, but be sure to serve the white wine within two or three
years.

Wines
go through the above process to be ready for consumption. Next the
wine is bottled and stored in wine cellars to finish the aging
process. Most wines are consumable when the purchased. The main
reason is because no one expects to plan the dinner menu for that
special party two or three years in advance in order to age the
correct wine for the occasion. And how many people have a wine cellar
to complete the aging process of their favorite wine?

Wine
is also used in religious ceremonies in many cultures. The Bible
mentions wine no less than 191 times. The references in both
testaments often admonish the reader to use wine, but to use it
properly and not to misuse it.

“Forsake
not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him. A new friend
is as new wine: when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.”

Ecclesiastes
9:10.

“Wine
was created from the beginning to make men joyful, and not to make
men drunk. Wine used with moderation is the joy of the soul and the
heart.” Ecclesiastes 31:35-36.

“Drink
no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.”

I
Timothy 5:23..

The
health effects of wine are also the subject of considerable ongoing
debate and study. In the USA, a boom in red wine consumption was
touched off in the 1990s by ’60 Minutes’, and other news reports on
the French paradox. But now research indicates that moderate red
wine consumption may help protect against certain cancers and heart
disease, and can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and
blood pressure. It now seems clear that regular consumption of up to
1-2 drinks a day does reduce mortality, due to 10%–40% lower risk
of coronary heart disease, for those over the age of 35. This is
because of the presence of antioxidants in the wine as well as
significant amounts of resveratrol, which is naturally present in the
grape’s skin. The original studies showed this more in red wines
due to the higher concentrations of resveratrol.

Resveratrol
has been shown previously to have a number of potentially beneficial

properties,
including antioxidant, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory and
anti-cancer effects.

Here
are a few common and uncommon global varieties of wine.

The
king of white wines is Chardonnay. It has a vanilla or smoky type
aroma and flavor and goes especially well with fish and white meat.

Sauvignon
Blanc is another popular white wine which gives off herbal or
vegetatal and an ocassional peppery aromas. It has a higher acidity
level than the Chardonnay and seafood is a good match for this wine.

Semillon
is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc to fill out this more acidic
variety of white wines. Semillon alone has more subtle aromas and has
a relatively low acidity. Its golden color along with the scent of
figs and lemons adds to its attractiveness and it goes well with
cheese. This is one of the few white wines that age very well.

Riesling
is a excellent wine to have with food, because of its balance of
sugar and acid and its relatively low acidity. It can pair with white
fish just like a dry wine, or with pork, and it can also stand up to
Thai and Chinese cuisine. Riesling’s typical aromas are of flowers,
tropical fruits, and mineral stone. This wine is almost never oaked,
which then leads itself to suitability with most foods.

Email Tips For Keeping Subscribers NewsHungry


Be
concise

Less
definitely means more. When you are answering and email you don’t
have to include the original message as well. The person that sent it
to definitely has a copy of the message, and if you are planning to
say just “so do I”, it really wouldn’t make sense.

Experts
say any message of more than 100 lines is considered long and it will
probably end up not read. Some companies are taxed for every second
of internet connection, so they will not gladly accept messages that
are too long.

Be
careful with attachments

They
are a great invention, but they should be used carefully. If you send
a short message as attachment, you will certainly annoy the reader.
He will open your email, wait for another program to open the
attached document, and find out that you only wrote in the attachment
that you will all meat at 20 at some restaurant. if an attachment is
required, let the recipient know what it contains. Attachment with
strange extensions can contain viruses.

Be
careful when you send mail to multiple recipients

Before
doing this, ask yourself if every person in your list really wants to
find out details about how you spent your weekend. Recipients will
get annoyed if the information is of no interest to them. It can even
be considered spam if repeated many times.

And
also, remember all the addresses you have in you address book before
sending the email. Some years ago, an employee forgot the addresses
in his address book and sent a message in which he critiqued the
boss. The message got to the boss as well and, of course, the
employee got fired.

Be
careful how you write

Emails
that are too familiar are not appreciated by everyone, and “john
doe” emails are not appreciated at all. If you are not
addressing a person you know, don’t use short phrases. you
shouldn’t use the quite emoticons either, that might seem too
forward. Then check your text to correct the misspellings. Emails
with lots of mistakes don’t look to good and make a bad
impression.

Formatting
problems

Not
all email programs are simple, so keep the simplest format possible.
Maybe the recipient cannot see the green font and the flower send by
you. Email is for communication, not a design exercise, so keep it
simple.

Starting
and finishing

Don’t
start a message with at least a simple “Hello”. Lots of people
jump right to the subject. It doesn’t have to be formal, just
something polite. “Dear” or “hi” are very appropriate. At the
end “Sincerely” might seem too formal so use “All the best”
or “Yours truly”.

“Hardball” Treatment For Obama Supporter


It’s been slow coming and of course missing from all of the mainstream media. This guy King Obama has really been treated with “kid gloves” over his “non-accomplishments”. What really qualifies this bean-pie salesman from the church of the Weather Underground to be president of the United states? Certainly, if he can’t author legislation or vote for high quality resolutions while service as a senator, where does he get the “balls” to be Commander in Chief.

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Facebook Semantics And Everything In Between


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Individuals, of all different ages, enjoy meeting and communicating with other internet users.  Despite the fact that individuals of all ages use the internet to socialize, there are certain groups of individuals that do more than others. Those groups of individuals include students, both high school students and college students. For that reason, it is only fitting that there should be a social networking website that has a focus on these particular individuals. That networking website is known as Facebook.
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Facebook may not be as well known as other popular social networking websites, such as Yahoo! 360 or MySpace, but it is still popular.  That popularity is mostly among high school students and college students, mostly because Facebook focuses on these individuals in particular.  With Facebook, you are required to register for a specific network. That network can either include the high school or college which you attended or are currently attending.  Once you have joined the website, you should easily be able to make contact with others who are in the same network.

The network in which you join can be considered an advantage of Facebook, as well as a disadvantage.  See, Facebook does not work like most other social networking websites.  Instead of being able to communicate with all site members, you are limited to contact with those that are in your particular network, the high school or college you that selected.  The creators of Facebook state that this is for your own safety.  Although it is safer for your profile and personal information to be viewed by a small number of individuals, you may not necessity want it to be that way.

Although a large amount of focus is placed on high school students and college students, Facebook has added another popular feature to their website. That feature is workplace networks. By joining a specific workplace network, you will be granted access to other community members who work for the same company as you. This feature is nice, especially since many companies have become large corporations or expanded across the country.  You may be able to make contact and become friends with a long-distance coworker that you never knew you had.

When Fred Nearly Died


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Fred just got hired as a consultant for a financial services company. This new position is different from the previous job since this will require a lot of traveling. There will be a lot of changes, and getting organized is the best thing to do before doing anything.

The first that needs to be done is to organize the office. Some things are needed more frequently on the desk while others need only to be used once in a while. The person can organize this by frequency.

The table can have the computer with the telephone nearby to receive calls. If the printer doesn’t fit on the desk, perhaps putting this somewhere nearby will suffice, since the cords of this machine are not that long. Some pen and paper, which can be used to write a small memo, can be stored in the top drawer.

A box of calling cards should also be ordered since the job will entail meeting a lot of potential clients. Giving calling cards away will make it easier for potential clients to get in touch with the company.

The person should also have an inbox-outbox counter on the table. This will make it easier for the person to know which of the documents are done and which of them still require some action.

Being in meetings and traveling around a lot, the person will probably be better off by carrying an organizer around. There are the primitive ones that use pen and paper while there are those that are electronic.

Some of these high tech models also serve as mobile phones, which are light, easy to carry, and fit in the breast pocket.

The office where the company operates has probably been in that building for a long time. The person can sift through some of the old documents that are not needed anymore and have these thrown out. This will make the office clutter-free and will make it easier to find things when these are needed.

There is a lot of responsibility in being a top executive. Important documents should not be left lying around. These should be locked up in a safe (if there is one in the room) or in a drawer when not in use.

Some executives can organize activities for the week in advance using an organizer. Those that can’t will probably need the help of an assistant.

The person can plan everything to be done on a single day. This means writing everything down, and then crossing out things once they are done. Other pending tasks that are not yet close to the deadline can be put off so that these can be finished the following day.

An efficient employee is someone who is always ready. He is aware where everything is and makes sure the office is organized.

Do You Really Understand Social Media?


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Are you interested in meeting new people online?  If so, there is a good chance that you have heard of social networking websites before.  Social networking websites are, in a way, like a community. They allow internet users to connect with and communicate with each other.  Despite the fact that social networking website have rapidly increased in popularity and their popularity is only expected to keep on  rising, there are many internet users who are unsure as to whether or not social networking websites are for them.

If you are interested in determining whether or not you should join an online networking website, you are encouraged to think about why those websites are so popular.  Doing so will enable you to determine why other internet users make the decision to join an online social network.  After that close examination, you may even find that those are the same reasons why you should or want to join.  One of those reasons is the ability to easily meet other internet uses.

Before social networking websites, it was difficult to meet other internet users. If you tried, you would have to rely on chat rooms or instant messaging services. As nice as these popular internet features are, they are not always considered safe. With chat rooms or instant messaging programs you were often given little reassurance that a person was who they claimed to be. Without profiles, there was no way that you could learn more about a particular internet user, even if you wanted to. Social networking websites have changed that.

Not only have social networking websites made it safer to meet people online, it also allows you to meet people that have the same or similar interests as yourself.  Most social networking websites allow you to create your own profile; in fact, many even give you your own webpage.  These profiles or pages will allow you to share information on yourself, including your likes and dislikes.  Since all other network members should have the same pages and profiles, it should be fairly easy for you to meet up with other internet users, especially those who enjoy or believe in the same things that you do.

Another one of the many reasons why you should join a social networking website is because you literally have a wide variety of different choices. As social networking websites increased in popularity, so did the number of websites that could be found online. Although MySpace is often deemed the most popular online social networking website, there are others that are just as easy or as much fun to use. You should easily be able to find those websites by performing a standard internet search.

In your search, for social networking websites, you will come across a number of different networks. Many of those sites will have a particular focus.  Unlike MySpace, which accepts just about any internet user, there are online networks that aim to accept internet users that have a particular hobby, view, or belief.  Online, it is not uncommon to find social networking websites that focus on politics, religion, pets, sports, and more.  If you are unsure about joining an online networking community, specialty networking sites may be your best bet. They are a great way to test the waters and they are nice because they automatically pair you with internet users who have the same interests, views, or beliefs as you do.

Perhaps, the greatest reasons why should join a social networking website is because most are free to use. Popular free networks include Yahoo! 360, Orkut, and MySpace. In addition to free social networks, there are online networks in which you are required to pay to join. Although you may not want to pay for something that you can obtain for free elsewhere, you will find that most paid networks offer you more membership benefits, when compared to free social networking sites.