The Game Layer On Top Of The World

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I watch probably more TED Talks than I should, but these talks are so informative and insightful that more often than not I find myself thinking differently about the subject the speaker has presented. Seth talks about how game layers are built into the world via social networks and you begin to understand just how much control these layers have over our life than many of us would like to admit. Seth is a “Proud Princeton dropout” and runs SCVNGR, a mobile start-up trying to build the game layer on top of the world.

Looking Back At Computers In 1960

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I admit that I did not own my first first computer until 1991 and even in the early 1990’s I affectionately refer to the 386SX-25 and CRT as boat anchors; they were huge, well so I thought. Who would have ever thought just 40-50 years ago that we would be walking around with a computer over our shoulder or even placed securely in a pocket? I’m sure not any of the folks in the following videos. Be sure to check out the Computer History Museum YouTube Channel for more history on computers. Now, this next video explains logic, rules, and validation. While the video was originally produced in 1965, there is still a great deal of modern day facts that still hold true. I can only imagine what they early pioneers of computing must have felt like. It make one wonder what computers will be like in another 40-50 years.

Microsoft Academic Software Discounts And Programs

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If you’re currently a student pursuing your education in hopes of landing the job of your dreams then pay attention. Microsoft provides a number of wonderful programs that will help you to purchase much needed software such as Word that might otherwise be to expensive for you to purchase at you local computer store, obtain certifications, and even participate in a program that allows you access to development tools for free. If you’ve been in need of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office products you may be surprised to learn that you can grab Office Professional Academic 2010 for a cost of only $79.95. Other great savings include Microsoft Office for the Mac at $99.95 and Windows 7 Pro Upgrade for $64.95. Microsoft even provides discounts on technologies related to their products in the form of Certification Exams. Not a bad deal if you ask me. This is a great opportunity to reinforce your education with a certification which will help to set you apart from your peers. for example, If you plan to get a job in IT after school, getting a Microsoft Certification will help improve your resume by differentiating you from others competing for the same jobs. …

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Product Review: Diskeeper 2010

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Listen up, if you own a computer, then I want to share a problem that everyone encounters and fortunately the solution is easy and cost effective. The problem is hard disk fragmentation which is a one of the major causes of performance bottlenecks. Fragmentation may result in crashes, slowdowns, freeze-ups and even total system failures; therefore it is important to understand what you can do to be proactive. Many people are aware of the defrag utility that Windows comes with, but it is a manual process to defrag your disk and it is slow. At the very minimum you should be using this utility on a monthly basis. If you’re not familiar with what a fragmented hard disk represents, then think of it as individual files on a disk which is unorganized across the surface area. With a product such as Diskeeper your disk will be kept defragmented and in fast working order. Also Diskeeper can handle drives that are compressed and encrypted. One of my absolute favorite features is the ability to establish a schedule to run in the background while you continue your favorite activity with no disruption in the sense of performance. There are a number of …

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