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review 2019-01-09 23:41
Outdated Part 1 (DNF)
Computers Of Star Trek - Lois H. Gresh,Robert E. Weinberg

Computers of Star Trek by Lois H. Gresh & Robert E. Weinberg is exactly what it states to be in its title. It examines the various pieces of technology used in the different iterations of Star Trek through the years and compares it to the reality (and future of) technology.The problem was that it  is so outdated that there was little point in me reading beyond page 20. Computers of Star Trek was written in 1999 and re-published in 2001 which predates the beginning of Star Trek: Enterprise not to mention the reboot movies or Discovery. It was also written before the first iPod (end of 2001) or the first smartphone that didn't rely on a stylus (2007).

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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url 2019-01-07 03:53
Expert Oracle Application Express (2nd Edition) – eBook for only $6

Found a really good deal on this Oracle PDF eBook on cTextBooks. While this goes for around $45 on Amazon Kindle, I was able to download the PDF version for only $6 :) :)


Win Win!

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url 2018-12-19 07:25
Computers Peripherals Software Email List | Computers Software Executives

Attain CampaignLake’s high-quality, high-responsive Computers Peripherals and Software Email List to link with decision makers of this competitive industry.

Source: www.campaignlake.com/computers-peripherals-software-email-list
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review 2018-11-30 16:58
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media - P.W. Singer,Emerson Brooking

[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]

A very interesting, though worrying study about the influence of social media in areas that we don’t necessarily consider ‘social’, such as the political world, or even as warfare. The past few years especially (but not only) have led to quite important changes in how people use internet in general and social media in particular, with the advent of giants such as Facebook, and other easy access platforms like Twitter.

As much as I stand for a ‘free’ Internet (I’m a child of the 90s, after all, and my first experiences of the web have forever influenced my views of it, for better and for worse), the authors make up for valid points when it comes to listing abuses and excesses. The use of internet as a tool for war is not new, as evidenced by the examples of the Zapatistas in 1994, or the ‘Arab Spring’ in 2011; but the latter quickly turned sour, as some governments, quick to respond, turned the same weapons of freedom into tools of control and oppression. These are the same tools and the same internet we know, but with a much different outcome.

The 2016 US elections are, of course, one of the other examples in this book, one that shows how social media, through sock-puppet accounts, can be used to influence people. The hopeful part in me keeps thinking that ‘people can’t be so stupid’, but the realistic part does acknowledge that, here too, the authors make very valid points. The rational seldom becomes viral, and what gets shared time and again is all the provoking matter (not in a good meaning of this word), the one that calls to base emotions and quick response (again, not in a good way). I kept remembering what I try to practice: “if tempted to post a scathing comment on internet, stop and wait to see if you still want to do that later” (usually, the answer is ‘no’). And so we should also be careful of how we react to what we see on social networks.

Conclusion: 4.5 stars. Kind of alarmist in parts, but in a cold-headed way, one that could have a chance of making people think and reflect on online behaviours, and perhaps, just perhaps, remain cold-headed in the future as well

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url 2018-10-30 03:12
Wireless Remote Control Power Switch

If you’re sick of flipping switches all over your house just to turn the lights on or you find yourself so lazy that one of your irritations is that the Home Theatre in the bedroom requires that you actually get up out of bed to turn it on. In that case, getting a set of remote control power switches may be the perfect solution


Remote control power switch gives you the comfort of switching on and off your appliances without taking the pain of walking to the switch. For example, like you have a remote control for your air conditioner, you can easily switch it on, off or change the temperature remotely. This often gives you the joy of using a much technologically advanced system than the primitive one.


However, wireless remote control power switch have been argued over, especially for the credibility of their safety. There have been questions on the need of having a wireless remote control power switch. But with the advancement in the technology, these switches are becoming a household name and comfort. The new switches which are coming up have been tried and tested for performance in the most unearthly conditions also and have been proved feasible. The new age switches are very safe, reliable and also perform fairly well. Many of the brands are even offering a warrantee in order to prove their point.


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