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Android Programs Accessible for Cellphone Gadgets

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An anonymous reader writes "Back then when Android OS has long been developed into the market place additionally these have received even more and a warm challenging reception as time passed. It's broadly accepted in the community of IT professionals and everyday people alike today. By late, the Android OS is deemed as one of the absolute most well known operating systems in regards to to mobile gadgets.

It ranks second to your uber- iOS that are famed. Presently, you'll be able to filter through 500,000 apps that is available into the Android market nowadays and there are up-to-the-minute developments. More every single day should come. Aside from the programmers who are used by Google, 3rd party freelancers also have developed these programs when it comes to Android marketplace since, as we now have mentioned before, it has grown into an open source OS.

This is certainly the android in the iOS's biggest advantage. The Android marketplace is a well-oiled industry that's constantly completely loaded with apps that technically apply to everything that'll make life a better place. It has a number of of traveling, instruction, medical, household, leisure apps, etc. You may have heard of some of these apps, the most significant ones in the educational facet include the Kids Numbers, the NASA app, Children Contour Puzzle, US Presidents, etc. As for finance and company, some contain the Card barcode scanner, Company travel, Expenses, Payment Processing, Inventory, etc.

Many businessmen find these applications the perfect partners for the most rushed up excursions and business meetings, making trades and payment deals simpler and more effective than ever. For those who love music more than anything else, there's undoubtedly something for your needs. Simply check-out in the many apps that are accessible when it comes to music aficionado in you. For example, the Pandora Internet Radio is one of the preferred music apps into the Android marketplace. The good thing is the reality that it is available when you look at the Apple app store, plus it is developed by freelance developers of third party nature, which makes it possible for you to obtain access to similar on-line apps that are related to music.

An app store is incomplete if it does not have a vast variety of the most extremely thrilling games, where you are going to undoubtedly find everything which you will desire take a look at the Android market. Below are some associated with games which were developed particularly when it comes to Android OS:

— Robo Defense
— Fruit Ninja
— Live Holdem Poker pro
Free — Sudoku
— Furious Birds
— iRunner
— Star Legends, etc

These games are grouped under fitting categories so that you can have free choice whenever you need them. It's definitely no surprise the Android OS is almost growing in numbers every day due to the budding programmers that bring to its developments that are upgraded. It's the possibility that is lucky indeed that doors has opened."

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Benefits of Using Time and Attendance Tracking Mobile Apps

clockedin (3742055) writes | 11 minutes ago


clockedin (3742055) writes "Considering the significant advancements in human resource software and business management tools, one might speculate what the next big thing will be. For employee time and attendance tracking, the big thing is already here – cloud computing. But it’s not just the cloud computing, it’s actually how time and attendance tracking systems have evolved to make a vital impact in their efficiency. With more and more businesses utilizing cloud computing, you can rest assure they will also utilize and make the most of time and attendance mobile apps based on cloud computing. The numerous benefits of these mobile applications include eradication of time theft and the ability to clock in and clock out using the mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android phones. This not only saves a lot of time but also the money.

When you pay attention to the present day employee time and attendance tracking system which involves paper time sheet and manual entering of log in and log out time, you will notice a certain connection between accurate time tracking and lower labour charges. If you consider the same concept with cloud computing, you will find a clear connection between accurate time and attendance tracking and smooth business processes, better productivity, more accountability and low time theft. Actually, if you use time and attendance tracking app based on cloud computing, you can successfully put an end to time theft and “buddy punching, thus saving a significant amount of money in the process. These apps are commonly used by remote workforces such as those in construction and manufacturing industries. They are designed to work using geo-locations and pre-set hotspots for clocking in and out. For example, instead of first reaching the office to clock in manually, a supervisor employed at a remote site can drive straight to his job site and clock in using a time and attendance tracking mobile app based on cloud computing. Geo-location technology let employers to set parameters that their employees must be within in order to clock in or clock out from the job site.

Time and attendance tracking mobile apps based on cloud computing are equally beneficial for both employees and employers. By using the mobile app, HR personnel can easily access employee work hour data directly from their mobile devices. They just need to log into the app to check which employee has come late, who is currently working at the job time, where each employee is, who is going overtime, which department is short staffed etc. It is the flexibility and cost effective of mobile technology that has encouraged employers to utilize time and attendance mobile apps based on cloud computing.

With cloud based time and attendance, the complete employee work hour data is stored in the clock and can be accessed only by authorized managers, supervisors and business owners. This attendance data can be retrieved from any part of the word through a mobile device having a working internet connection. The biggest advantage of using time and attendance tracking mobile app based cloud computing is that the cloud computing storage is safe and secure and needs no special hardware. ClockedIn employee time and attendance tracking mobile app track all your employees and sub-contractors on one device, with GPS precision, all in real time."

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Menurunkan Kadar Gula Darah Penderita Diabetes

Anonymous Coward writes | 1 hour ago


An anonymous reader writes "Hormone Research melaporkan bahwa pemberian ½ sendok the ekstrak lidah buaya kepada 5 orang dewasa penderita diabetes setiap hari selama 14 minggu, menurunkan kadar gula pasien diabetes yang tidak bergantung dari insulin (DM tipe II) hingga 45%, tanpa perubahan berat badan."
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Choosing Your Legal Business and Domain Names

Anonymous Coward writes | 1 hour ago


An anonymous reader writes "I will cover some of the points you need to consider when choosing domain and business names below. As a disclaimer, this article does not cover everything you need to know to protect yourself legally from infringing on someone's trademark or copyright. This article is meant as a starting point for you as you go about finding out everything you need to know to register your domain and legal names for your business. A good way to go about choosing the two names you need is to have them match identically. This would be preferred and should be your first priority. Fire up your web browser and have a look at "Google" and "Yahoo" search engines for the name you want your business to be called.

Search variations, and search for a long time to see if results pop up for a business already named the same thing — and that is in a similar niche as the one you are starting. Business names can be duplicates, as long as the niche they operate in is significantly, substantially different. A court of law would decide that. Searching through search engines is mandatory because your state will let you register any corporation name that isn't already taken by someone else — without a nationwide search. If someone in the state next to you, or across the country in Hawaii is named the same thing — you need to know, and you need to know whether your business is similar to theirs in any way — or, you may find yourself in court someday. If you wanted to choose a company name like, "McDonald's". A cursory check in Google or Yahoo would show you that 75 million (a guess) entries already show up for that keyword, and many of them are referring to businesses.

One of those businesses makes hamburgers, fish, and chicken sandwiches. This means, if you make any food items close to something McDonald's makes you will probably receive a letter from their team of lawyers asking you to change your name because it conflicts with their client's business name. You'd probably want to choose another name anyway — right? Maybe you want to name your business "Duke's McDonalds" and serve hamburgers to dogs. Has a negative connotation doesn't it? Dog burgers at a drive through are not going to be tearing up the business scene anytime soon. Again, you wouldn't want to face the ire of the big McDonald's corporation either. Maybe choose a different name. Maybe you could name your business "Tim's Hamburgers"? Does Google show any? Probably.

Maybe it's in Maine and you're in Hawaii. Is it OK then? You can choose it — yes, and maybe you'll be fine for a while. Maybe forever. But, there is always the chance that as one or both of your businesses expand that your two businesses will start to butt heads. If there is a court case it will probably come down to which business registered the name first and used it in commerce first. That wouldn't be you — so you are probably better off staying away from that name too. What about "Thick Sally's Hamburgers"? If you don't see any businesses named that with some Google searches that's a good sign.

Is the name easy to remember? Fun? I think so. Oops, check Yahoo — any business named that? No? OK — doing good so far. Next type the name in your web browser address bar like www dot thicksallyshamburgers dot com. Try plural and non-plural on sally and hamburger. Not found?,.net,.

tv, etc. If nobody has those then you're probably OK. Next step is to visit Godaddy (.com) and choose their domains link and then "bulk register" function. Now you can enter up to 500 different possible domain names in the box, one on each line. Enter as many possible domain names as you can think of — using plurals and non-plurals. Use dashes between words, and not.

You're trying to find someone that already has a business but that doesn't show up in Google search. Any of those domains taken? If not... well, not so fast. Now go to the Patent and Trademark office at PTO (.gov).

Unique names and phrases are able to be trademarked. You want to search to see if anyone has trademarked the full name of your business, or any word or phrase in the business name. The word, "Pepsi" is trademarked. Nobody can use the word Pepsi in advertising or business except the owner of that trademark. In reality — many still do — but, if the owner of the Pepsi trademark wanted to start prosecuting everyone that uses the mark, they could do so and probably enjoy a high success rate in court prosecuting others using the name. Check to see if "Thick Sally's Hamburgers" is trademarked. Check "thick sally".

Check plural and not. Don't bother checking common words like hamburger, car, automobiles, hair, etc. — common words cannot be trademarked. No need to check common words by themselves — like hamburger, comb, fan, car, bottle, etc — because common words and phrases are not trademarkable. So far so good? At this point you probably have a name you can use to name your business — and a domain name to match. Once you choose your business name, make sure that you can get,.

org, names — and the plurals as domain names too. It's a good idea to register all of those names to protect the image of your business in case someone wants to jump on your train of success by selecting a domain name that is very close to yours. This process, though you might think is excessive is absolutely necessary for every business you want to start. As I said earlier, this is not everything you need to know — but, a good starting point. Choosing a name for your business is a tricky ordeal and better that you are too thorough than not thorough enough. Ready to choose your business name now?"

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Book Review: On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

joshuacalvert (2867557) writes | 2 hours ago


joshuacalvert (2867557) writes "Richard Carrier is a well know author of books critical of certain Christian dogma. This most recent book was highly anticipated by "mythicists", people who believe that the historical figure of Jesus never actually existed as a real person. Carrier is also famous for introducing statistical Bayes Theorem into historical analysis. Bayes statistics is used, for instance, in email filtering to identify spam, and Carrier's book intends to use these methods to put hard numbers to whether Jesus existing or not.

Carrier begins with a slightly self-congratulatory discussion about his own objectivity in the matter, i.e. that he was previously faithful to the secular view that a non-miraculous real person named Joshua actually existed, but had to completely change his view after deeper consideration. I think this is completely forgivable considering the controversy of the subject matter. Carrier explains various general logical fallacies in great detail, giving fascinating examples and counter-examples showing the inconclusive nature of many typical historicist and mythicists arguments both for and against.

Carrier's process of thought is razor sharp, and he indeed seems to embody the objectivity he boasts. In Chapter 2 he defines the historicists argument in precise terms useful for a Bayesian analyses, without drawing any conclusions. Similarly, in Chapter 3, his competing mythicists argument is drawn. Chapters 4 through 7 present enormous amount of background information, including background about mythical heroes who are known to have never existed. How evidence is weighted probabilistically is explained. In Chapter 8, 9, 10, and 11 evidence from the extrabiblical sources, acts, gospels, and epistles is considered respectively. Each of those chapters end by concluding probabilistic weights for input into Bayes.

Finally in Chapter 12, Carrier concludes with the actual calculated figure of the probability that Jesus existed. I won't spoil the game by divulging the score. When you read it you can only smile to yourself with great satisfaction, and realize that the world as we know it is now going to be quite different.

The book is absolutely mesmerizing to read in that it shows how true academic analysis can tackle the most controversial of subject matter with a cool head. Carrier has positioned himself like a scientist by putting method and numbers first and foremost: if he is at all wrong it is in terms of his numbers being slightly off — only time will tell if they hold up to scrutiny.

The book is fascinating for another reason: so much quackery has been written on the subject that it is extremely difficult for the lay person to identify worthwhile authors. Carrier's thoroughness and depth gives one the compelling sense that this book is the first to properly weed out the gold truth from the mountains of lies and guesswork.

Carrier gets 10/10. A highly recommended read. 696 pages."

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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

blackbeak (1227080) writes | 6 hours ago


blackbeak (1227080) writes "The Washington Post reports that the Journal of Vibration and Control's review system was hijacked by a ring of reviewers. 60 articles have been retracted as a result. If a relatively nonpolitical field like JVC covers is subject to this kind of nonsense, what might be lurking behind peer reviews in the pharmaceutical or petroleum fields? Maybe non peers should be partnered with peers to do the reviewing."

Amazon seeks US exemption to test delivery drones

angry tapir (1463043) writes | 2 hours ago


angry tapir (1463043) writes " has asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration permission to test drones outdoors for use in its Prime Air package delivery service. In the run up to launching the service, which aims to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, the online retailer is developing aerial vehicles that travel over 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, and will carry 5pound (2.3 kilogram) payloads, which account for 86 percent of the products sold on Amazon."
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Jakarta Worries Over The Future Of The Tentative Agreement

maricelclint (3516823) writes | 2 hours ago


maricelclint (3516823) writes "

INDONESIA is especially concerned that the Rudd government's hold-up on processing some refugee claims will scamper an uncertain agreement to stop the six-month argument with Sri Lankan asylum seekers in the Indonesian port city of Merak, a senior official said yesterday. This subject matter is supported by Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore.

Almost 30 of the Sri Lankans run off from the protected area in recent days and are supposed to have hired a people smuggler to help their departure.

There were about 200 ethnic Tamils who escaped the conflict in their homeland stayed on the boat subsequent to what they provisionally settled to get off the vessel and into accommodation. The five-day time frame given for the end of the standoff has since passed and the Indonesian foreign affairs official in charge of negotiations, Sujatmiko, said he was growing more pessimistic about a resolution.

''I'm really very worried that they will change their minds or more will escape,'' DrSujatmiko said. ''We believe that there has been an impact from the Australian government's policy of suspending processing [of Sri Lankans and Afghans].''

The government said on Friday that it would freeze the processing of refugee applications for Sri Lankans and Afghans for three and six months respectively in an attempt to stem the flood of unauthorised boats entering Australian territory.

Two days after DrSujatmiko said the Sri Lankans had agreed to leave the boat, the announcement came.

''Nimal'', a spokesman for the asylum seekers at Merak, said people on the vessel were ''disappointed and scared'' by the Australian government's decision.

''No one knows where [the escapees] have gone,'' said Nimal. ''They don't know other people in Indonesia, so I think they would have had contact with an agent [people smuggler].''

However the Sri Lankans were also disturbed that the Indonesian government would not inform them where they would be accommodated or guarantee they would not be deported.

The Sri Lankans was cut off by the Indonesian Navy in October following a personal request from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

When one more boat was intercepted by the Australian vessel Oceanic Viking days later and its cargo of 78 Sri Lankans were rapidly resettled after refusing to come ashore in Indonesian waters, it grew some hopes of those in Merak that they would be given a alike deal.


Child Thought to Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

Anonymous Coward writes | 3 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "The Mississippi child, who was born with HIV passed from her mother, received HIV treatment for 18 months after her birth. In the course of over two years after the treatment, her blood indicated no trace of the virus or of HIV-specific antibodies, leading many to hope that she may have been cured completely. Earlier this month, however, the virus was detected again. Nearly 4 years old, the child is once more being given HIV treatment, and scientists are trying to figure out how she could have gone so long before relapsing."

Layoffs coming at Microsoft?

whoever57 (658626) writes | 3 hours ago


whoever57 (658626) writes "Shaun Nichols at The Register interpets Satya Nadella's open letter as "prepare for layoffs". The letter suggests radical changes are coming to Microsoft and, combined with duplication of functions because of the Nokia handset business acquisition, he thinks that layoffs are highly likely. Wes Miller, research vice-president at Directions on Microsoft, says that Microsoft is shifting from the Windows-everywhere approach, towards supporting productivity applications on different platforms. More details will be forthcoming from Microsoft on July 22."
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries to Re-Classify Itself as Cable Company

Anonymous Coward writes | 4 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "Rather than completely shuttering its TV-over-the-internet business, Aereo has decided to embrace the Supreme Court's recent decision against it. In a letter to the lower court overseeing the litigation between the company and network broadcasters, Aereo asks to be considered a cable company and to be allowed to pay royalties as such. Cable companies pay royalties to obtain a copyright statutory license under the Copyright Act to retransmit over-the-air programming, and the royalties are set by the government, not the broadcasters. The broadcasters are not happy with this move, of course, claiming that Aereo should not be allowed to flip-flop on how it defines itself."

Where will we all be in 100 billion years?

StartsWithABang (3485481) writes | 4 hours ago


StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "We've come a long way in the Universe to get to where we are: we had to form protons and neutrons, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, many generations of stars and galaxies and clusters on the largest scales to create the Universe we see today. And yet, the 13.8 billion years that have passed since our Big Bang is just a drop in the bucket compared to what's coming in our future. How would we perceive our Universe differently if we, instead, came about in this Universe 100 billion years ago? The differences are shocking, but maybe even more shocking is how much we'd be unable to know about our cosmic origins!"

Unattended maintenance windows

grahamsaa (1287732) writes | 5 hours ago


grahamsaa (1287732) writes "Like many others in IT, I sometimes have to do server maintenance at unfortunate times. 6AM is the norm for us, but in some cases we're expected to do it as early as 2AM, which isn't exactly optimal. I understand that critical services can't be taken down during business hours, and most of our products are used 24 hours a day, but for some things it seems like it would be possible to automate maintenance (and downtime).

I have a maintenance window at about 5AM tomorrow. It's fairly simple — upgrade CentOS, remove a package, install a package, reboot. Downtime shouldn't be more than 5 minutes. While I don't think it would be wise to automate this window, I think with sufficient testing we might be able to automate future maintenance windows so I or someone else can sleep in. Aside from the benefit of getting a bit more sleep, automating this kind of thing means that it can be written, reviewed and tested well in advance. Of course, if something goes horribly wrong having a live body keeping watch is probably helpful. That said, we do have people on call 24/7 and they could probably respond capably in an emergency. Have any of you tried to do something like this? What's your experience been like?"

NNSA Reveals Supercomputer Set to Take Over China's Top System

Anonymous Coward writes | 6 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "The National Nuclear Security Administration just unleashed news that it's invested close to $200 million for a new system so powerful, it could topple the far-dominant Chinese supercomputer, called Tianhe-2. Powered by the next generation Haswell processors and the upcoming, still mysterious self-hosted Intel Knight's Landing chips, the machine might be capable of close to 100 petaflops, at least if my math is correct given the node and rack figures leaked here."
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AMD Publishes Open-Source HSA Radeon Linux Driver

Anonymous Coward writes | 7 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "AMD finally brought the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) into the open-source world with the announcement of a Radeon HSA driver for the Linux kernel. AMD published a massive open-source driver today with plans to incorporate into the mainline Linux kernel that allow for different processor types to share system resources better. The supported AMD GPUs being their Radeon "Sea Islands" hardware and newer for this Radeon HSA Linux open-source driver."
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast to Make THC

meghan elizabeth (3689911) writes | 8 hours ago


meghan elizabeth (3689911) writes "How do you get weed without the weed? By genetically engineering yeast to produce THC, of course.
Once theorized in a stoner magazine column more than a decade ago, a biotech startup working in Ireland is actively trying to transplant the genetic information that codes for both THC and another cannabinoid called CBD into yeast so that "marijuana" can be grown in a lab—no plants necessary."

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