The Cost of Technology | A trip down memory lane as we compare some of our favorite electronics to those of yesteryear. The Cost of Technology We always complain when we see the price tag on that crazy new gadget or new TV. Game Consoles In 1977, an Atari 2600 cost $200. Cellular Phones In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x cost $4,000. Television Sets In 1979, a JVC 19” color TV cost $560. Budget Computers In 1977, the radio Shack Tandy TRS-80 was a 1.77 MHZ processor with four kilobytes of RAM. Printers In 1975, a Dot Matrix printer printed one page per minute in black and white only. Mac Computers In 1977, the Apple II had a 1 MHZ processor with 48Kb of RAM and a 5.25” floppy drive. Turn Your Home Router Into a Super-Powered Router with DD-WRT Wireless is everywhere and routers are the force that makes it happen, so why not supercharge yours to take proper advantage of it? DD-WRT will let you boost your router’s range, add features, and more. DD-WRT has a ton of features—more than we can cover in this guide, which is focused on helping you get your router upgraded. Stay tuned, as we’ll go into more depth in a couple more days on all the great things you can do with it, but even if you don’t use the additional features, DD-WRT is worth installing to make your router work better. What Is DD-WRT? Here’s our router. DD-WRT is an open-source alternative firmware for routers. Router Support Turning your home router into an almost professional-level tool is a great project that has one major caveat: support. For our purposes, the important spec to consider is NVROM, or ROM. Preparation The most important thing in any project is research. The friendly forum gave us some useful info for our particular model. The Process
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Who's Suing Whom - The Battle Continues By Jawad Masood | November 2nd, 2010 We live in a consumer market where profit means everything and companies will do anything to beat their competitor out. There has never been this much patent registration before as we see today, and their has never been so much lawsuit against each other as we see today. Here’s a graphical representation of the recent lawsuits that companies filed against others: It is quite evident from this info-graphic that the companies who revenue is decreasing (shown in red) tend to file more lawsuits against others. The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome Geeky Computer Pranks Everybody loves a good prank… unless you are the one on the receiving end of the fun. It’s time to hone your pranking skills, not just to make sure you are the best, but so you can avoid being pranked by others. Yeah, sure, we could go with the old standards, like a blue screen of death screensaver or something like that, but it’s time to use our geek skills and come up with something better. We’ll cover some of the old favorites too, but maybe with a twist. Disclaimer: Get a sense of humor. Make the Space Key Write the Word SPACE Here’s a clever prank for you: Make the victim’s computer actually type the word “SPACE” every time they hit the space bar. Just create a new AutoHotkey script and drop in the following two lines of code—the first one is to hide the tray icon, and the second sets up the hotkey for replacing the text. #NoTrayIcon *Space::Send,SPACE You’ll probably want to right-click on the script and compile it to an executable before putting it on their computer. That’s it.
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Table of keyboard shortcuts In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a sequence or combination of keystrokes on a computer keyboard which invokes commands in software. Some keyboard shortcuts require the user to press a single key or a sequence of keys one after the other. Other keyboard shortcuts require pressing and holding several keys simultaneously (indicated in the tables below by this sign: +). Comparison of keyboard shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are a common aspect of most modern operating systems and associated software applications. General shortcuts A note regarding KDE's shortcuts is that they can be changed and the below list contains the defaults.  Power management Screenshots Text editing Many of these commands may be combined with ⇧ Shift to select a region of text. Text formatting  Web browsers Tab management Window management User interface navigation (widgets and controls) Command line shortcuts Accessibility See also
Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt - the Seventh Wonder of the Ancient World Arabian proverb says, "Everything in the world is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the pyramids". A year ago Sergey Semenov tried to rent a helicopter in Cairo to shoot the pyramids. It didn't work. We had to hurry up, because pyramid of Cheops was the only one of "Seven Wonders of the World" still standing; and the last "Transformers" movie made me think that the militant robots might actually destroy the pyramids for real next time :) Frame from the movie «Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen» We assembled the team and sent it off to Egypt. So the guys left for Egypt to photograph pyramids. It is considered rather rude in Eastern culture to accept the first price offered, so your counterpart would appreciate if you bargain just a little. This price included access to the photographic location and police escort for entire day. "Quit playing games, boys! "Which Cairo? Here I am admiring desert beauty of Egyptian landscapes, passing by our airplane windows.
Top 5 Places to Work Online and Make Money There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ways to make money online. All of these ways are derivatives of two basic ways, which are selling your own products & services, and selling other people’s products & services. Each has their advantages and disadvantages, and I personally do a little of both. Today’s post is basically to show you a few of my favorite places to work online. I do offer web services and have my own websites to make money as well, but now we will focus on other places I go to make even more money. Here are the top five places I do a lot of my online work: 1) Microworkers (Paid To Do Short Tasks) This is a place to make a little bit of money quick. 2) Fiverr (Create Five Dollar Gigs) Fiverr is the marketplace for $5 gigs, basically you get to list things you would do for $5. 3) Social Media (Paid to Tweet, Share on Facebook) 4) Freelancing (Find Paid Online Work Fast) 5) Write Articles (Get Paid For Your Writing Skills)
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