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Small and Medium Business - Guy Kawasaki on Innovations Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010, and since that time Oracle's hardware and software engineers have worked side-by-side to build fully integrated systems and optimized solutions designed to achieve performance levels that are unmatched in the industry. Early examples include the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8, and the first Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, both introduced in late 2010. During 2011, Oracle introduced the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, a general-purpose, engineered system with Oracle Solaris that delivered record-breaking performance on a series of enterprise benchmarks. Oracle's SPARC-based systems are some of the most scalable, reliable, and secure products available today.

Packing Clothes I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value. How To Pack It Although perhaps somewhat more relevant to business than vacation travel, most of us do not want to spend our days looking like an untidy mess. Thus a natural concern is how to arrive at our destination(s) with our packed clothing in a fairly pristine state, with unwrinkled garments that have creases only where we want them. Folds, Creases, & Wrinkles Some of this will be determined by the clothing fabrics themselves: natural materials acquire and retain creases much more readily than synthetic ones. Creases result from applying pressure to folds. Wrinkles are essentially tiny folds that most often result from garments moving against each other and adjoining surfaces. But What About … ? Over the years, many (mostly ineffective) approaches have been promoted to reduce the problem of wrinkles and creases … Bundle Wrapping Begin … Continue … Finish …

70 Beautiful Dual-Screen Desktop Wallpapers | Graphics | Smashin Advertisement Dual displays come in handy when you are working on several projects at the same time. They allow you to separate everything, organize and work efficiently. Dual displays are highly suitable for Web designers, Web developers and graphic designers and they are rapidly gaining on popularity in last years. We presented hundreds of fullscreen and widescreen wallpapers in our1 previous2 selections3; however, we did not cover dual screen wallpapers so far. Dual Screen Wallpapers in action. Nature UFO / Flower4 Dual screen wallpaper: the one for the left monitor (up to 2560×1600), the one for the right monitor (up to 2560×1600). Blood Mountain5 2560×1024px. Stinker Deux6 Dual screen wallpaper: the one for the left monitor (up to 2560×1600), the one for the right monitor (up to 2560×1600). 3DataDesign Dual Screen Wallpapers7 2560×1024px and 3200×1200px. Nature Dual Screen Wallpapers8 40 nature-related dual screen wallpapers in resolutions up to 2880×900px. Wood at the beach14 2560×1024px.

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twitterpage2_slice Weird Science! NYU Student Invents Virtual Girlfriend -- Daily I Photo: Courtesy of Drew Burrows You work late. Like, every night. It's simple to behold — a single mattress, tucked into a dark, curtained back room of the showcase space. As for satisfying those not-so-innocent late-night desires, this lady adheres to her role as steady girlfriend. "Long enough to come up with this idea," he sighed.

30 Awesome Websites for Adverturous Urban Explorers: Urbex Forum 30 Websites & Online Forums for Adverturous Urban Explorers Article by Urbanist, filed under Urban Exploration in the Travel category. Ever wonder what is inside that dark tunnel or deserted structure you pass on your way to work every day? There are a vast number of spooky and surreal abandoned buildings that populate even the densest countries, states and cities. [Introduction to Urban Exploration - The Best Sites to Start With] Opacity is a great place to start developing a taste for the allure of abandonments. Infiltration is one of the oldest and most respected urban exploration websites around. 28 Days Later is definitely one of the most active urban exploration forums on the web and is focused mainly on British building infiltration. UER is another very useful urbex forum that is structured somewhat differently from 28 Days Later. Flickr has many collectives dedicated to different kinds of abandonment imagery, including the above-linked Urban Abandonments group. Page 1, Page 2

Eureka! Science News | Latest science articles & news Twitter Traffic Explosion: Who’s behind it all? Twitter has made headlines for some amazingly powerful stuff lately; breaking the news of recent China’s earthquake; partnering with MySpace for it’s "data availability" project; even helping a student get out of jail! All of these speak to the growing popularity of Twitter, and also help to explain it’s recent scaling issues. But how big is twitter, who uses it and how? Growth a tween would be proud of. In the past few months, Twitter has grown rapidly. The chart above shows Twitter’s share of daily attention for the past 180 days, and reveals some interesting patterns. In terms of time spent on site as a share of all time spent online, Twitter has grown dramatically – more than quadrupling over the period.Twitter is a weekday event — While its difficult to tell in the chart above, the valleys in the chart below coincide with the weekend, while the peaks represent weekdays. Its fun to hang with the Y.M.T.A Who are these 1.2 million visitors, and how intensely do they use the site?

M I L A N When Bodybuilding and Steroids Go Too Far - Life in the Fast Lan If you're new here, you may want to sign up for email alerts or to subscribe to my RSS feed . Enjoy ! Synthetic anabolic steroids are potent medications designed to mimic the function of testosterone which can even perform better at promoting muscle growth than equivalent levels of testosterone. Often coined as being juiced or juiced up amongst those who use the drugs, some say “steroids are as American as Apple Pie.” While it’s not as common to suffer critical or life-threatening effects, steroids are far from safe, causing potentially harmful side-effects with some being irreversible. Both genders can experience increased acne on the face, chest and back. Depending on the drug, anabolic steroids can cause a person’s behavior can change with increased aggression and irritability. Body Builder Anabolic steroids have also been known to cause behavioral effects including euphoria, increased energy, sexual arousal, mood swings, distractibility, forgetfulness, and confusion. Tom Platz. fitFLEX

Television in the Future: Q&A with Christopher Kent - TVWeek By Allison J. Waldman Television today is in a state of flux. New technologies, multiple platforms, time-shifting, decreasing audience share for the major networks, emerging digital channels, interactivity—how will the industry adapt to the changes and make them work to keep television viable and thriving in the decade ahead? To get a glimpse at what’s to come, TelevisionWeek correspondent Allison J. Waldman spoke with Christopher Kent, a futurist with Social Technologies, a global media consulting firm. TelevisionWeek: Where is TV going to be in the next 15 years? TVWeek: How is that going to affect content and programming? TVWeek: If television seasons cease to exist, will we ever again look forward to a fall TV premiere like we did in the past? TVWeek: Is the term “appointment television” a thing of the past? TVWeek: What about something like the Olympics, which NBC is banking on as event viewing? TVWeek: How is this going to affect advertising in the future? - Convert your tweets to images Acquisition 2.0: Driving revenue with social, experiential marke Will you survive the logged-in user revolution? If you don’t think identity plays a significant role in user experience, think again. Case in point: I was recently browsing my favorite footwear site on my smartphone for the perfect pair of shoes, but when I returned to purchase my pair of choice via desktop, I had to spend upwards of 10 minutes trying to find it again. How much better would my experience have been if I had instead been greeted with a personalized product showcase featuring my 'most recently browsed' items? Read more... Crocs shows in-store technology and assisted selling works There's a healthy scepticism around in-store technology. The challenge is to find technology that can add value for the retailer, without disupting the magic of in-store shopping and customer service that the consumer already loves. Apple and Audi are perhaps the best examples. Endless aisle, via a store associate's tablet or a fixed hub in store, is something many are dubious about. Read more...