Monthly Archives: March 2010

Moving in with roommates, need help with internet privacy?

Question by Paula: Moving in with roommates, need help with internet privacy?
I know there are tech savvy people out there who can break into computers, especially if they’re living with you and have the same internet connection. So how can I make sure no one’s spying on my internet activity or going through my folders? My laptop is password protected, but if we’re using the same wireless connection, can’t someone use a program or other means to tap into my computer and see the screen/keystrokes? I’m looking for advice on keeping things private. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by Arnold V
well unless they know how to create viruses, then no. i suggest you turn off network sharing. also install a good virus scanner, like avira. also make sure that your password is a hard one!!!

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Introducing ‘Earth Journalism’

Introducing ‘Earth Journalism’
In the grand scheme of environmental affairs, journalism is almost always an afterthought. The media world seems to return the disfavor: the environmental beat is one of the least prestigious, and the journalists covering it seem to be among the first laid off during tough times; even journalism schools sometimes give it short shrift .
Read more on Columbia Journalism Review

Erik Rasmussen: The World’s Most Dangerous Epidemic
The world is facing an escalating global epidemic. Today, it claims 350,000 deaths per year and in 2030 the annual death toll will be approaching one million — the majority of them will be children.
Read more on The Huffington Post

Project studies electrons in the Van Allen radiation belt
Scientists at Lancaster University are working with colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey on a £400,000 project to understand how particles from space affect the Earth’s atmosphere.
Read more on the Engineer

What wordpress plugins do i need to make a review website?

Question by Erick B: What wordpress plugins do i need to make a review website?
I want to make a review website but i dont know what plugins i need and i dont know how to code any help.

Best answer:

Answer by nitaoe
If you are making a website, it’s not plugin you are looking for. You need to register with a hosting service, and then either use a template, or create your website from HTML code.

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How to choose the best Singapore web hosting company and Services?

Question by Sofia Tristen: How to choose the best Singapore web hosting company and Services?
How to choose the right kind of Singapore web hosting service can be a very daunting task at times as there are some very important features that you need to make sure of. Some factors for selecting the best web hosting service are FTP access, web space,Dependence and support,Data Transfer etc

Best answer:

Answer by KC_SDG
Good = $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

If budget is not an issue, Webvisions is quite reliable.

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What are some funny American Idol videos to watch on YouTube?

Question by Archie, Cookie, and Castro fan!: What are some funny American Idol videos to watch on YouTube?
I love watching funny American Idol videos (NOT auditions!!!) but I have run out of ones to watch. Can you please help me? Give a link, please, or tell me what to write in the search bar. (Please don’t say something like “type in funny American Idol videos”) Thank you SO much!!!

Best answer:

Answer by Kayla
Hey!! Ok type in Rant on Nosey People-Nigahiga i love there videos they are so funny!! Well Good luck!

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Baseball or ‘American Idol’? A North Carolina teen’s dilemma

Baseball or ‘American Idol’? A North Carolina teen’s dilemma
The latest season of “American Idol” is still just getting going, but one of the early contestants to turn judges’ heads has a decent fallback plan if he isn’t performing in L.A. during the show’s final rounds. It’s called baseball season. According to the News & Observer, Garner (N.C.) High pitcher Scott McCreery made a big impact in his initial audition , impressing judges with deep-toned …
Read more on Prep Rally

‘American Idol’ judges are in the spotlight
The most intriguing part of the 10th season of “American Idol” will have nothing to do with which young singer is the next Lee DeWyze or William Hung. This time, it’s all about the judges. With the departure of Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres, producers need new star judges Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler to hold on to the audience.
Read more on Clarkson Integrator

Idol producer says show back from dark side (Reuters)
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “American Idol” season 10 just started, but if you think Nashville auditioner Lauren Alaina has the contest in the bag, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says just you wait. “You haven’t really seen how strong the talent is yet,” he cautions. “We can afford to lose 10 great ones this year because they’re that good!” It’s a good reminder to all “Idol” worshipers …
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American Idol alum to open Nashville transitional home

American Idol alum to open Nashville transitional home
Singer Danny Gokey plans to turn a 76,000 square foot facility into a transitional family home.
Read more on WKRN Nashville

‘American Idol’ EP Nigel Lythgoe: ‘I Worry About Being Called Karaoke’
Shirley Halperin The original Mr. Nasty talks to THR about ratings pressure, new talent (Lauren Alaina isn’t the only contestant exciting producers) and life after Simon Cowell. read more
Read more on The Hollywood Reporter

‘Idol’s’ 1-2 Finish Helps Fox to Ratings Victory
Although viewership for “American Idol’ continues to lag behind last year, the second-week episodes of the season were the two most-watched prime-time programs last week, helping Fox Broadcasting to a first- place finish.
Read more on Beverly Hills Courier

how can I tell wordpress plugins are secure?

Question by Jack: how can I tell wordpress plugins are secure?
What steps can I do to see if a wordpress plugin doesn’t have malicious code or call outs to some websites? I’m thinking maybe if the plugin has some binary code?. I know there’s the Theme Authenticity Checker and I’m lokking for somethingn similar for plugins. Thx!

Best answer:

Answer by Maarten K
You could check the source code. If you download it you should be able to check the php/html code it contains. But in general if you get it from the wordpress site it should be ok. If it is from elsewhere take care!

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how can I defeat the idiotic bandwidth throttling of my ISP?

Question by redkubu: how can I defeat the idiotic bandwidth throttling of my ISP?
I’m pissed at Comcast. How can I defeat the throttling they are putting on my bandwidth? I have logs, and can prove that they are doing it. I’m just browsing the web watching online video at ad-supported sites (like Hulu, CBS.com, etc.). I am not doing anything wrong, and furthermore I pay them for the full speed!

How can I defeat this immoral, Communist regime?

Best answer:

Answer by WRRY
There isn’t really anything you can do expect write into blogs like the consumerist with your logs and report them. Cause they are not allowed to throttle your bandwidth unless you have excessive usage as defined by them.

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Can’t afford a Super Bowl ad? Get one banned

Can’t afford a Super Bowl ad? Get one banned
Pocketing $ 3 million for 30 seconds of time sounds pretty good, no? Yet every year, it seems, you hear that the network broadcasting the Super Bowl has rejected one or more ads.
Read more on MSNBC

The Reality of Implementing Green Buildings in Cities Webinar is the First in a Series of Educational Webinars Hosted …
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – 02/01/11) – BasicGov Systems , Inc., provider of software for local and state governments, is hosting and moderating a series of complimentary educational webinars in 2011. The first webinar “The reality of implementing green buildings programs in your city” is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. In this webinar, attendees will …
Read more on Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance

Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results
Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google’s results, then uses that information to improve Bing’s own search listings. Bing doesn’t deny this.
Read more on Search Engine Land

American Idol: David Archuleta’s Thoughts On The New Judges

American Idol: David Archuleta’s Thoughts On The New Judges
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are now settling in nicely as the new judges of American Idol on FOX, but do past contestants think about them? Though he can’t speak for all of them, David Archuleta did share his thoughts on the new season ten judges. Keep reading to hear what David had to say! [...]
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“American Idol’s” David Archuleta on the new season
“American Idol” Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta doesn’t watch much TV, but he wasn’t about to miss the momentous Season 10 premiere! In fact, he and the rest of the Archuletas made it family night and sat together as the world was introduced to new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. “It feels like the first season of American Idol is starting again,” he says. “That same excitement is …
Read more on Reuters via Yahoo! News

American Idol: Rejected Contestant Sues the Show For A Third Time!
As the season ten auditions of American Idol on FOX are now well underway, who can forget last year’s finale crasher Ian Benardo? Word has it that Bernardo, who has tried to sue the show in the past, has just filed a third lawsuit against them. Keep reading for all the crazy details! Former American [...]
Read more on Reality TV Magazine

I need to delete the plugins from WordPress via PHPMyAdmin?

Question by just a quiet person: I need to delete the plugins from WordPress via PHPMyAdmin?
I need to delete the plugins from WordPress via PHPMyAdmin. The web page admin login page of my wordpress installation is messed up as are all the other pages. If I can delete the plugins from WordPress, I might be able to get the old installation working again. What table in PHP WordPress do I need to access to delete the plugins? Thanks. Like I said, I cannot reach the plugins page via the browser.

Best answer:

Answer by Citrus
This site has the answer.

http://perishablepress.com/press/2008/02/18/quickly-disable-or-enable-all-wordpress-plugins-via-the-database/

It looks like you just need to update the activate_plugins field from the wp_options table. This is a serialized array that stores all the plug-in data.

You should be able to execute sql queries via phpmyadmin.

Hope this helps.

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