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More Than 1.9 Million Records Released

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in September 2011. Today’s release also includes several visitor records generated prior to September 16, 2009 that were requested by members of the public in November 2011 pursuant to the White House voluntary disclosure policy. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 1.9 million records—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Verizon takes back convenience fee

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Verizon logoYesterday there was news about Verizon planning to charge its customers a $ 2 convenience fee if they didn’t pay their bills over the counter or through auto-billing. Today it looks like those charges won’t ever come into play. According to reports online – Verizon has announced that it will not be charging its customers the $ 2 fee. This comes after the countless complaints from its customers that can be seen on blogs and in the comments section all over the internet, and also after the FCC mentioned that it would be looking into the situation.

What’s interesting is that the fee wasn’t even officially announced yet – it was discovered via a leaked document, so it makes me wonder about what would happen if the document wasn’t leaked and the convenience fees came into play without giving people a chance to complain about it beforehand – would things turn out differently?

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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Detroit Auto Show debuting its first lawn tractor

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Craftsman CTX 9500 Garden Tractor

The new Ford Fusion. The 2012 BMW three Sequence. The Lexus LF-LC. The Craftsman CTX-collection… lawn tractor? Certainly, as peculiar as it sounds, you can depend the latter amid the many debuts scheduled for the 2012 Detroit Automobile Show when the doorways open to the manifeste.

Craftsman’s new top quality tractors go on sale in February and will assortment in price from $ three,000 to $ 6,five hundred, with two lawn tractor and two garden tractor versions accessible. (The backyard tractors are the most flexible, capable to accommodate the entire spectrum of towed, entrance-mounted, and ground-participating attachments, which are offered individually.)

Power will come from Briggs &amp Stratton, whose available thirty-horsepower engine allows for a leading ahead velocity of eight miles for each hour (three mph in reverse). It can be mated to a hydrostatic automatic transmission. Key features consist of electronic gasoline conduite, computerized traction handle (electrical power is independently split in between the rear drive wheels), a rapid-launch mowing deck, electronic cutting height adjustment, digital instrumentation, cruise handle, tilt steering, and the compulsory cupholder. The evolution of creature comforts for these rigs will proceed as nicely. In an job interview with The New York Times’ Jim Motavalli, a Craftsman spokesperson says that an iPod jack is prepared as a potential enhancement for its tractors.

The Craftsman CTX will be shown in the concourse/lobby region of the COBO Middle, so Dodge needn’t be concerned about it stealing the Dart’s thunder on the primary demonstrate ground. Irrespective, that placement makes certain plenty of eyeballs for the new tractor as the manifeste files in and out of the exhibition. And if you believe the CTX looks like an absurd item to showcase in Detroit, think about this: it can be at least much more practical and pertinent to American consumers than the Chinese-automobile vaporware that has occupied premium flooring room at the venue in the previous.

You can go through the entire press blast from Craftsman after the leap.

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C&L’s Top 50 Videos of 2011: #15 GOP Debate Hate

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Audience Boos Gay Soldier At GOP Debate

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Number 15 in our countdown is a tie between several related videos. We like to call it “debate hate.”

The video at the top is from the September 22, 2011 debate, where a gay soldier asked Rick Santorum whether he would roll back the repeal of DADT and the progress gays have made in the military under President Obama. Before Santorum could answer, some in the audience booed the soldier loudly. No candidate spoke up.

But that isn’t the first time debate hate has reared its ugly head. On September 7th, the audience cheered Rick Perry’s record of executing a record number of prisoners in Texas, including at least one who was innocent.

GOP Debate Audience Cheers Perry's Execution Record

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I was there. It was sickening and hateful.

And finally, the last example of debate hate comes to us via the first CNN Tea Party debate, where the audience cheered the idea of a sick person being left to die with no insurance or access to health care.

Tea Party Audience Cheers Idea Of Leaving A Sick Uninsured Man To Die

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There you have it. Number 15, debate hate in three movements.



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Como hacer el jailbreak iOS 4.3.5/4.3.4 iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Tethered

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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Video Rating: 4 / 5

I have tested the new 5870 MFI Bluetooth GPS. Works well with iPod/iPad/iTouch and also with my normal notebook and PDA , thanks to what GNS called dualmode. Really no jailbreak needed works plug´n´play nice device ….take a look
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Demo PowerPoint to Captivate Demo

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

A demo showing how easy it is to convert your PowerPoint presentations into Adobe Captivate content. I did this one to practice screen capture and learn how to convert a presentation for uploading on YouTube. PLEASE NOTE; I WAS EXPLORING BOTH CAPTIVATE AND ARTICULATE at the time so I do confuse the two in the narration, however I am only talking about Captivate, NOTE: I tried 4 SWF to AVIconversion programs that had problems. The 5th worked like a charm, iWisoft.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

How to transform background image into transparent in working powerpoint?

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Problem by fansoff4_926: How to remodel track record image into transparent in working powerpoint?
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Very best solution:

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Format
History
Pull Down Arrow
Watermark or Watermake
Discover saved Picture
Edit coloration to about 35% gray
Really should turn into transparent

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HP ENVY 15 Hands on and unboxing

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The ENVY series of laptops has defined HP’s high end for the last few years, and the trend continues with the newly remodeled ENVY 15. The high-powered series has become popular in the PC crowd thanks to lower and lower prices for some very respectable hardware. The last time we took a look at the ENVY series was the ENVY 17 3D nearly a year ago, and it left us quite impressed. HP sent over the ENVY 15 for us to check out, and initial observations are promising.

The first thing you’ll notice when handling the ENVY 15 is its heft: a largely metal construction makes for a big, heavy unit, even for the relatively mainstream 15-inch screen size. That weight isn’t wasted, however. The premium feel of the ENVY line is present in full force, with minimal seams and laser etching everywhere. The front of the laptop is bare, save for stereo Beats speakers. On the right you’ll find the SD card slot, Kensington lock port, a single USB port, Display Port, full-sized HDMI, a stylish Beats manual analog volume controller, an Ethernet port and the power jack. Switch to the left side and you get the optical drive, two more USB ports, a pair of headphone ports and a microphone in jack.

Lift the matte black lid and you’re greeted with the standard ENVY interior, plus a few surprises. The keyboard steps inside the body via a stylish red ring that matches the Beats audio dial, a nice tough that adds just enough flair to set it apart from the Macbook line (which, let’s face it, early ENVY models aped pretty shamelessly.) Black backlit chicklet keys are comfortable, if not as springy as the ones found on Lenovo’s ThinkPads. The power button, volume dial and a mute switch are the only extra controls on the unit.

The screen is gorgeous, thanks to both HP’s Radiance LED display. A full 1920×1080 resolution is a treat on a 15-inch panel, though the standard base model has only the more common 1366×768 resolution. A relatively thin bezel combined with edge-to-edge plastic (not glass) makes for a well-defined if glossy viewing experience. Flip the laptop over and you’ll see minimum legalese and just one access point for the battery, which HP figures good for 9 hours. The body is considerably thicker than the same-sized Macbook Pro, but not to an extreme degree.

Previous ENVY models had trouble with the Apple-style clickable touchpad. For the most part these seem to be resolved, thanks in part to a small rubber strip that give a separation of the main navigation area and the “buttons”. Two-finger scrolling is unfortunately still iffy – I’ve yet to see a PC notebook that nails the multitouch gestures as well as a Macbook. More’s the pity. The analog volume dial emblazoned with the Beats logo is a nice touch, and allows for quick, tactile changes in sound.

Our ENVY 15 came with Windows 7 Home Premium, in the 64-bit flavor to take advantage of 6GB of DDR3 RAM. Combined with a 2.4Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, a speedy traditional 500GB 7200 RPM hard drive and a 1GB AMD Radeon 7690M, this laptop should fly through high-end applications and the latest games – we’ll be sure to put it through its paces. Looking through the included software, I’m happy to see full versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9, useful tools for any would-be media dabbler. I’m less pleased to see the predictable inclusion of Microsoft Office trial versions, as well as HP and Bing-branded bloatware. It’s by no means the worst that I’ve seen, but a clean Windows experience is always preferable. There are no OS discs included in the package to allow for manual re-installation.

As for the packaging itself, it’s the high-quality stuff we’ve seen on previous ENVY models. The laptop itself gets a free cloth baggie/shammy (necessary, considering how fast that black top accrues fingerprints) and another baggie for the large 3-prong AC adapter. The standard documentation and a few marketing flyers round out the extras. As configure this ENVY 15 would cost $ 1249, with the base model starting at $ 1099.

Take a look for yourself in our unboxing video below:

We’ll be going over the HP ENVY 15 for our in-depth review later this week.

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HP ENVY 15 Hands on and unboxing is written by Michael Crider & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Stop whining and start hiring remote workers

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Each and every day I study a new report about some firm whining about how difficult it is to employ the service of specialized employees. Invariably it turns out that they’re only looking for folks within a commuters length of their office. I refuse to really feel sorry for this sort of organizations.

If we have been only hoping to hire in Chicago, we’d never have the world-course crew we have today. 37signals has people from this sort of distinct tech hubs as Fenwick (Canada), Phoenix, Caldwell (Idaho), Romiley (Uk), Jefferson Hills (Pensylvania), Ann Arbor (Michigan), Boulder (Colorado), Tampa (Florida).

The engineering to successfully operate and manage remote teams has never been far better. We use Basecamp to preserve monitor of our initiatives, Campfire as the virtual drinking water cooler, Skype for calls and screensharing, and iChat and email to top rated it off.

None of it is fancy, costly, or difficult to use. Everything we do to control a enterprise consisting generally of remote staff is one thing anybody else could do also. There’s so a lot untapped tech expertise that does not are living close to your office, but would work for you if you permitted them to.

So end whining, commit a day to get up to speed on remote operating practices, and employ exterior of your commuter zone.


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