Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
U.S. lauds fragile respite between Turkey, Kurdish fighters in Syria
8/30/2016 3:07:51 PM
By Angus McDowall , Orhan Coskun and Phil Stewart BEIRUT/ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States welcomed an apparent pause in fighting between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on Tuesday, both of them members of the coalition fighting Islamic State, but it was far from clear that any truce would hold. Washington has been alarmed by NATO ally Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, launched almost a week ago. The operation, dubbed "Euphrates Shield," aims to push back Islamic State but also to prevent U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters from seizing more territory along the Turkish border.
Islamic State leader in charge of foreign attacks killed in Syria
8/30/2016 3:18:32 PM
By Angus McDowall and Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday that one of its longest-serving and most prominent leaders, responsible for attacks overseas, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, had been killed in Aleppo province in Syria. Adnani had been one of the last living senior members, along with self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that founded the group and stunned the Middle East by seizing huge tracts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. As Islamic State's spokesman, he was its most visible member.
Talks start at U.N. on possible Syria sanctions over gas attacks
8/30/2016 3:02:44 PM
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council began talks on Tuesday on whether to impose sanctions on people or entities linked to two chlorine gas attacks on civilians that the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog blamed on the Syrian government. A year-long U.N. and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inquiry, unanimously authorized by the 15-member Security Council, also found that Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas. "It is incumbent on the council to act swiftly to show that when we put that Joint Investigative Mechanism in place we were serious about there being meaningful accountability," U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said on Tuesday.
Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb
8/30/2016 3:12:45 PM
By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. China condemned the attack and urged Kyrgyz authorities to "quickly investigate and determine the real situation behind the incident. "China is deeply shocked by this and strongly condemns this violent and extreme act," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing in Beijing.
Car bomb outside Somali President's Palace kills at least 10
8/30/2016 8:54:54 AM
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab exploded outside the Presidential Palace and also damaged two nearby hotels, an official said. Information Minister Mohamed Abdi Hayir told state radio that a meeting of security officials was under way inside one of the hotels, the SYL, at the time of blast and that one minister and some state radio journalists were injured in the attack. The hotel is frequented by government officials and police said it believed the facility was the likely target.
Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis
8/30/2016 1:56:11 PM
By Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced criticism in Germany for launching her policies of welcoming refugees a year ago, also told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Germany and the EU will need patience and endurance in dealing with migration of people to Europe. "There are political issues that one can see coming but don't really register with people at that certain moment - and in Germany we ignored both the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she said.
Kurdish-backed fighters in Syria agree Turkey truce
8/30/2016 3:23:17 PM
Kurdish-backed militias in Syria agreed Tuesday to a US initiative to stop fighting Turkish forces whose week-old incursion in the country has stoked tensions between Washington and Ankara. The truce was announced separately by a senior US defence official in Washington and the Kurdish-backed Syrian fighters, but Turkey neither confirmed nor denied it had agreed to hold fire. Turkey launched an unprecedented cross-border offensive into Syria last Wednesday, saying it was aimed at ridding the frontier of both Islamic State group jihadists and a Kurdish militia.
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8/30/2016 3:21:22 PM
NEW DELHI (AP) вЂ The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow. The savage beating of the men вЂ all "Dalits" from the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy вЂ in the small town of Una in the western state of Gujarat last month stirred outrage across the country. The men were beaten by a group of upper-caste men, highlighting how the rigid social hierarchy persists more than 65 years after India instituted laws banning caste discrimination.
What next? Opaque Uzbekistan faces transition anxieties
8/30/2016 3:21:07 PM
MOSCOW (AP) вЂ Whether Uzbekistan's president is at death's door or has already passed through is unclear, but that may not be the greatest uncertainty facing the country вЂ it's what comes after his death.
The Latest: Sam Querrey can't build on Djokovic win
8/30/2016 3:19:13 PM
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Arsenal signs Perez, Mustafi, as Hart set for Man City exit
8/30/2016 3:17:51 PM
LONDON (AP) вЂ Arsenal strengthened its squad by signing striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia on the next-to-last day of Europe's transfer window on Tuesday.
U.S. targeted Islamic State official in Syria strike: U.S. official
8/30/2016 3:17:23 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out an air strike in Syria's town of al-Bab targeting a senior Islamic State official, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Tuesday, declining to disclose the target and saying the operation was still being reviewed. Islamic State said its spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the group's longest-serving and most prominent leaders, had been killed in Aleppo province. A senior Syrian rebel official had said earlier that Adnani was most probably killed in al-Bab. ...
France rules out imminent EU-US trade deal, wants talks halted
8/30/2016 3:12:59 PM
France said Tuesday it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande underlined there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. "Our position on this has not changed," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The EU commissioner in charge of the negotiations said talks have not broken down and the aim is still a deal by the time Obama leaves office.
Britain, France seek UN sanctions against Syria for chemical attacks
8/30/2016 3:12:02 PM
Britain and France called Tuesday for United Nations sanctions to be imposed on Syria after a UN-led investigation found the regime had carried out chemical attacks. The UN ambassadors from London and Paris described the use of chemical weapons against civilians as a war crime ahead of a council meeting to discuss the investigation's findings. "France favors a quick and strong Security Council response," said French Ambassador Francois Delattre.
Canada's National Energy Board on Tuesday suspended Montreal hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline for the rest of the week after protests disrupted the first day on Monday. The move is the latest blow to hit the project, which would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from Alberta's oil sands to the east coast of Canada. Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec.
Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
8/30/2016 2:57:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) вЂ The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors.
Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria
8/30/2016 2:57:21 PM
BEIRUT (AP) вЂ The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.
Egypt approves law on churches despite Christian opposition
8/30/2016 2:55:21 PM
CAIRO (AP) вЂ Egypt's state news agency says parliament has approved a first-ever law to regulate the construction of churches despite opposition from rights groups and Coptic Christian leaders.
3,000 migrants saved off Libya a day after record rescue
8/30/2016 2:55:12 PM
Rescuers saved 3,000 migrants in the waters off Libya on Tuesday as they tried desperately to reach Europe, a day after a record 6,500 people were rescued in the Mediterranean. "Around 3,000 migrants were saved Tuesday during 30 operations coordinated by the coastguard," the Italian coastguard said in a statement. After several weeks of relative calm in the stretch of Mediterranean between Italy and Libya, more than 1,100 people were rescued on Sunday and another 6,500 on Monday.
AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants
8/30/2016 2:53:23 PM
HARDAN, Iraq (AP) вЂ Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.
Tropical systems churn off North Carolina, Florida coasts
8/30/2016 2:53:04 PM
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - As a tropical system whipped up heavy seas off North Carolina's far eastern coast on Tuesday, U.S forecasters warned residents along Florida's Gulf Coast to prepare for another, potentially more menacing system later in the week. An unnamed tropical depression, posing a relatively minor threat to North Carolina, was expected to pass near its Outer Banks region on Tuesday evening before turning out to sea. It could strengthen into a tropical storm later in the day, but forecasts showed it tracking away from land by Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Ex-Guantanamo detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuela
8/30/2016 2:52:24 PM
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) вЂ A resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now been deported back to Uruguay, authorities in the South American country said Tuesday.
Sexual offense complaints in Canada military up 22 percent: report
8/30/2016 2:52:10 PM
The number of sexual-offence complaints in the Canadian Armed Forces increased 22 percent this year, but that is a "positive indicator" because it means more alleged victims are speaking up, according to a military report released on Tuesday. The progress report was the second on Operation Honour, a military program to tackle the issue started in 2015 after an external investigation said the Canadian military had an underlying sexualized culture hostile to women and gays. A Pentagon report in May said sexual assaults in the U.S. military are still underreported.
Estonian presidential vote delayed until late September
8/30/2016 2:51:45 PM
Estonia's divided parliament failed on Tuesday to elect a successor to two-term liberal President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, delaying the choice until September 24. The head of state plays a largely ceremonial role in the Baltic NATO country of 1.3 million people and is elected by parliament or electoral college rather than direct public vote. "Everything is still open and everything is still up for grabs," Andres Kasekamp, a professor of political science at Tartu University told AFP Tuesday.
Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera
8/30/2016 2:51:38 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ Already filled with towering skyscrapers, Dubai will soon offer soaring arias inside a new opera house.
Gabon on edge as it waits for election results
8/30/2016 2:47:36 PM
Security forces deployed on the deserted streets of Libreville Tuesday as Gabon awaited official results of the weekend presidential election that both the incumbent Ali Bongo and his main rival already claim to have won. The interior minister said he would announce official results after the Cenap election commission meets at around 7:00 pm (1800 GMT), reiterating that it is illegal to release results before then. Presidential challenger Jean Ping, a 73-year-old career diplomat, was said by his team to have a 60,000-vote lead over Bongo which could only be overturned with "massive fraud".
'Urgent' Saudi talks after cyber attacks: media
8/30/2016 2:46:01 PM
Saudi cyber experts held urgent talks on Tuesday after government facilities were hacked, official media reported. The cyber attacks "in recent weeks targeted government institutions and vital installations in the kingdom," the Saudi Press Agency reported, without identifying the targeted agencies. Experts outlined how the attacks occurred and presented "necessary procedures to fix and to protect those sites", Saudi Press Agency said.
Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces
8/30/2016 2:44:06 PM
BEIRUT (AP) вЂ Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria.
The Latest: Turkey slams US criticism of Syria action
8/30/2016 2:37:43 PM
ISTANBUL (AP) вЂ The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):
South Africa's ANC backs Gordhan, urges him to cooperate with police
8/30/2016 2:36:50 PM
By Stella Mapenzauswa JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party backed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday but urged him to cooperate with police investigations, days after Gordhan declined to meet detectives looking into his time at the tax office. Gordhan said last week he had done nothing wrong and had no legal obligation to obey a police summons over the inquiry into whether he used a surveillance unit set up when he was head of the tax service to spy on politicians. The main opposition party Democratic Alliance said last week the police investigation into Gordhan was a "witch-hunt".
Gabon condemns Ping, warns French officials against 'interference'
8/30/2016 2:35:34 PM
By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - The Gabon government accused President Ali Bongo's challenger Jean Ping on Tuesday of trying to destabilize the country, and warned French ruling party officials against "interference" in its affairs. Ping, a former foreign minister, African Union Commission chairman and lifelong political insider, is the main challenger to Bongo, whose family has ruled the oil-producing central African nation for half a century. Bongo's supporters say he is on track to win.
Mexican priest to stand trial in 1990s sex abuse
8/30/2016 2:34:39 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) вЂ Prosecutors in Mexico City say a judge has ordered a priest to stand trial on charges he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s.
Corruption 'epidemic' in Tunisia: anti-graft chief
8/30/2016 2:26:57 PM
Graft in Tunisia has reached "epidemic" proportions, the head of the national anti-graft body INLC said on Tuesday, and urged the new government to eradicate the "barons of corruption". The unity government that took office in the North African nation on Monday has made the fight against corruption a priority. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has also announced the abolition of a ministry previously dedicated to battling corruption to concentrate state resources on the INLC.
US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf
8/30/2016 2:26:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) вЂ The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East sharply criticized Iran on Tuesday for recent high-speed maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf that in one case prompted a U.S. Navy ship to fire warning shots.
Egyptian parliament approves long-awaited church building law
8/30/2016 2:25:03 PM
By Ahmed Aboulenein and Mohamed Abdellah CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliament approved on Tuesday a long-awaited law that governs building and renovating churches, an issue that has led in the past to attacks on members the country's Christian minority by Muslim militants. Egyptian Christians make up about a tenth of the country's 90 million population and are the Middle East's largest Christian community. The new law empowers provincial governors to approve church building and renovation permits, previously the domain of security services.
Yemen reconstruction seen at $15 bn: minister
8/30/2016 2:22:13 PM
Reconstruction of war-torn Yemen could cost $15 billion, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday, citing a multilateral institution. "The World Bank estimates... $15 billion," Abdulraqeb Saif Fateh, Yemen's minister of local administration, told AFP on the sidelines of a workshop on Yemen's post-war recovery. Fateh, who is also chairman of Yemen's High Relief Committee, spoke near the close of a two-day workshop on "post-conflict recovery and reconstruction" in Yemen.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
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The Latest: Some Gulf offshore platforms evacuated for storm
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Details... Alaska agency turns to crowdfunding for park project
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) With Alaska's fiscal crisis drying up funding for a number of state projects, officials hope a crowdfunding campaign will raise $50,000 toward shoring up a crumbling riverbank creeping toward century-old buildings at a state park.
Details... Settlement forces US to decide whether 9 species endangered
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other species. Details...
Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale
LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago. Details...
A corny tribute: Red Sox slugger immortalized in corn maze
STERLING, Mass. (AP) Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Details...
5 face weapons charges in deadly New Jersey highway shootout
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Four men and a teenager have been charged in a rolling shootout on a New Jersey highway that left one man dead and four of the suspects injured. Details...
911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that "he said there were a lot of dead people." Details...