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Cutting the Fiber Optic Wire

Fiber optics technology can be considered as one of the greatest revolutions in the communication field. The first application for the fiber optics technology was based on the theory presented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1800s. The theory stated that the light can carry the voice recording through the wiring’s use.
In 1970s, the minute glass tubing was created by the Corning Glass Works. The people could use this glass tubing as the wave guide for transmitting the information by using the light media. This invention then was largely used not only in United States but also in the world. By the middle 1990s, the telecommunications industry then replaced the conventional copper wire with the fiber optic cable.
You probably are including to the people who also use this wire in your home. To apply this wire, you sometimes need to adjust the wire and need to cut the wire. You will find cutting the fiber optic wire is similar in cutting the conventional cable with little difference. Since the difficulty level is moderate, you can do it by yourself in your home. You will need some things like the metal scissors, sharp knife, wire strippers, gloves, and the wire cutters.
The first thing you should do is removing the outer wire jacket by using the sharp blade or the wire strippers. You should cut through the jacket material then you pull off the jacket. You will find the Kevlar fibers protruding and the coated wires with the glass fiber tubing when you remove the jacket.
After that, you should twist Kevlar fibers to the strand like the rope with your finger. You need to snip the fibers with the metal scissors. The next thing you need to do is scoring the glass tubing with the sharp knife. This will help you to make the scratch on the glass tubing to mark the place where you will cut. Use your fingertips to hold the cable so you can score the tubing. After that, you bend the glass tubing which is exposed and break it off cleanly. You can snip the remaining wire with the wire cutters.…

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How Do You Install Linux on Your Playstation 3?

How Do You Install Linux on Your Playstation 3?

It’s no secret that Sony’s PlayStation 3 is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world. However, it can be more than just a gaming console. You can install Linux on your PlayStation 3 to turn it into a fully functioning desktop computer. It is perfectly legal to do so and, as a matter of fact, Sony even allows for this as the company included an “OtherOS Install” option in the cross menu bar (XMB). even further, Sony named Fixstar Solutions’ (formerly Terra Soft Solutions) Yellow Dog Linux distribution as the official distribution for the PS3. So with Sony’s blessing, installing Linux is perfectly legal and it will not void your warranty.

Installing Linux on your PlayStation 3 allows for your already first-rate gaming console and Blu-ray player to be an additional home computer. You can surf the web with a feature-rich browser like FireFox, create documents and spreadsheets using open source applications such as OpenOffice, communicate with friends and family using instant messaging applications, and it allows for a fully featured desktop environment just like a regular home computer will offer.

Remember, doing this will not take away from your PlayStation 3’s native operating system. It will still work as a gaming console but installing Linux to its hard drive will partition the console’s hard drive so that both can live and work together without corrupting the other’s capabilities.

If you are ready to take the plunge and make your PlayStation 3 into a more robust and feature-rich console, the first thing you should do before doing anything else is back up your files. Repeat, BACK UP YOUR FILES. This cannot be said enough. Though installing Linux on your PS3 will not erase its operating system, it will erase any saved games. If you do not want to lose them, back up your data.…

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Cruising The Information Technology Superhighway

Cruising The Information Technology Superhighway

As I watched the news on the tube last evening I couldn’t help but appreciate the efforts and resources that media houses are putting into their businesses in a bid to stay afloat in the competition as well as stay relevant. Giant screens at every corner, cutting edge furniture and even iPads for the news anchors. This station has gone as far as showing the robotic cameras in every corner of the newsroom! Real-time news streaming is also offered in a strip at the bottom of the screen. While this is a common phenomenon almost everywhere in the third world, much more is in the offing in the first world. Fast rewind some years back we only had one national broadcaster and things were quite analog then. Behind the anchor was a placard with the name of the station roughly inscribed on it. The furniture was quite standard and the news were on many sheets of paper that were carefully set aside one after the other until all the news were read!

This might be a crude description of the situation today, but I believe it paints the picture as is. The world of information technology is on a relentless hurry, with what is hot today losing its appeal by the next week. Take the mobile phone industry for example. Just the other day it was hot and prestigious to own one. Today it is more of a necessity than a gadget of prestige. In fact, the battle is now on how much your mobile phone can do for you, apart from making and receiving calls! Thinking of function, I do all my banking on my mobile phone today. All my bills are usually cleared at the comfort of my sitting room and visiting the bank is more of the exception than the rule!

Technology has brought the world to our finger tips especially through the internet. And this is getting more and more simplified each passing day. What was science fiction yesterday is reality today. The magic of the Knight of Knight-rider fame is possibly in the making somewhere in Japan! It will not be a very strange phenomenon anyway. And many more technological breakthroughs are obviously coming tomorrow. It is an unstoppable industry, partly owing to business competition as we as human’s quest for a more comfortable and convenient living. My only worry is that compliance is not an option in the modern living and it looks to me like we are in the end days and that we are already getting booked for the rapture. But what choice are we getting to opt out?…

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What Causes the Yellow Light of Death?

What Causes the Yellow Light of Death?

Having your PS3 crash while you are trying to turn it on or while playing games can be extremely annoying and frustrating. Unfortunately, the yellow light of death is not something that just goes away like Sony suggested.

If you read the manual, they recommend you turn off the game and allow it cool. Unfortunately, no one has reported getting their console back on using this. If you are curious and want to know what causes yellow light of death on the PS3 console, here are a few of the most common causes.

1. Power Surge

The power cable is pretty delicate and fragile. Unfortunately, it looks like Sony never planned for things like power surge. So, when there is a power surge, it causes a partial disconnect of the power cable resulting in a burnt diode or capacitor.

2. Over Heating

The guys who designed the console were either short sighted or did it intentionally. If you have opened the console, you will find that the HDD and the PSU are both in close proximity. Since they both generate huge amounts of heat, this often results in a melted contact point or soldered wire.

There is little or no room -except the vents- for heat to circulate and leave the console. Thus, wires melt, soldered points become weak and the board becomes weak. The combination of all these often contribute to what causes yellow light of death.

3. Dust

Who would have thought this could do a lot of harm. However, dust is a major factor in what causes the yellow light of death too.

These three are the primary culprits; every other problem stems from them. So, now that you know what causes yellow light of death in PS3, what can you do to fix the problem?

1. If you already have it, send it to Sony for repairs. It will cost you $150, a formatted HDD and 6-12 weeks without your console. Apart from this, you never get any recommendations as to what you can do to prevent a further recurrence. In fact, it sometimes looks like Sony just wants us to keep paying them after buying their “cash burning” appliance.

2. The second and best option is to repair it yourself. There are a few proven instructional guides with step-by-step videos that you can watch, replicate what they’re doing and voila, your PS3 comes back on. Even if you aren’t tech savvy, you can still do this as they are very easy to follow and are explained in layman’s terms.

Apart from this, you get to recover your saved games, get it back up in less than 2 hours -tech savvy people can do it in less than 60 minutes- and prevent a recurrence following the recommendations you will get from the guides.…

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It Is All About 4D CAD Technology

Till now 3D cad technology is predominant. Recently researchers at Stanford University spending much time on projects about 4D technologies. Every technology try to upgrade constantly and cad is no different.
The new 4D technology is much emphasized on empowering project managers and engineers’ role in managing and minimizing risk throughout all stages of a construction project; effectively communicate the design, schedule, and other project data and rapidly explore design and construction alternatives.
During 1990s 2d and 3D of cad means advancement in visual representation of cad designs. It is just limited to graphics. At large we can access designs in various formats. The concept of 2d and 3D is just about animation and formats.
But 4D is a breakthrough of this decade. Researchers are mainly into bringing solution for core problem on functionality. Functionality to generate and manipulate model-based project data specifically object-models of the construction project.
Through 4D technologies one can generate multi views and clearly communicate the spatial and temporal aspects of construction schedules to all project participants. Planners, designers, and engineers will use 4D environments to visually relate data much like the way engineers use gradated color 3D models to visualize the stresses on structures.
The thought process is to produce object models of construction project visually in effective mode on the desktop, and in a web-browser. Now planners also can go for a visual-basic macro in Excel and a set of MaxScripts in 3D Studio Max.
4d technology indeed will bring smile on planners and cad analysts’ face as much importance also given to organization of models. Placing the geometric information in one layer onto two or more layers, Regrouping CAD components found on several layers onto a different set of layers. Breaking a component into smaller pieces and putting the pieces on separate layers. These above are main features of 4D technology.
Having said there are few challenges still to be solved. utilizing and extending current industry standard efforts such as STEP and IAI, the 4D simulation/visualization progresses and large displays vs. desktop displays.
With the help of tools 4D cad has to undergo process that contain importing the schedule data into the Java 4D application, importing the CAD data into the Java 4D application, organizing the CAD data into appropriate groupings, linking the components to the activities, assigning action-types and exporting 4D model to CAVE and to Java 4D easy to import the 4D associations exported from the Java 4D application.…

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Fix My Ps3 Red Light Error – PlayStation 3 Red Light of Death, Can I Fix It?

Fix My Ps3 Red Light Error – PlayStation 3 Red Light of Death, Can I Fix It?

How can I fix my Ps3 red light problem? Are you the person who’s saying this? You just pressed the power button that’s on your PlayStation 3 and all of a sudden your console gets a red light error? This is a really annoying situation. This error is caused because of the heat, and it could be solved easily right now, with a little help.

3 ways to fix my ps3 red light error.

1) The first option you’ve got is that you send your PlayStation 3 to Sony This way, you let them fix your Ps3 problem although, it will take at least 1 month before you will get your console back. Also, if your warranty has been expired, it will cost you $150,- And that is a lot of money, but let’s see the other options first!

Send your PlayStation 3 to your local repair shop This is basically the same as option 1, only this one is slightly different. This will cost you around $75,- and it will take 2-4 weeks to get your console back. If you don’t feel like spending so much money, and waiting 2-4 weeks, then you really should fix your PlayStation 3 by yourself.

The last option you’ve got left is that you fix your ps3 red light error by yourself. This might seem a bit strange, because you’ve never done this before. But as long as you have a guide on your side, nothing can go wrong. Why would you spend $100’s of dollars on repair costs, if you could actually repair it by yourself, right now, within one hour? Fix the PS3 red light error by yourself is actually the best way to repair your PlayStation 3.…

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Have Some Fun in Your Marketing With Christmas Time Promotional Gadgets – Here Are 3 You Must See

Have Some Fun in Your Marketing With Christmas Time Promotional Gadgets – Here Are 3 You Must See

The gadgets I would like to introduce to you to in this article are not cheap but they are available personalised in small quantities. What’s more, they are available all over Europe and the US. If you have a few clients you would like to impress this Christmas, here are a few ideas that will do just that. There are, after all, promotional gifts for the majority of our customers and then there are those for our long time loyal customers that help drive your businesses. Many of whom may even be good friends.

Even if none of these gifts appeal to you, this is only an introduction. There are hundreds of fun gadget gifts on the market that can be found on the internet and at gift shows. Have fun looking. Believe me, I do!

The Slazenger iPod sports jacket and rucksack: These items are available separately from this well known brand. Anyone who watches sporting events on TV will know the Slazenger brand which will make these gifts even more special and exciting to receive.

The iPod Jacket – This attractive black water resistant jacket is manufactured in 100% ribstop polyester with comfort lining of 100% polyester mesh. The hood is detachable and the zippers reversible with plenty of pockets. What makes this jacket special is that it has a special pocket for iPod, iPhone and MP3 players. It also has a remote control panel sewn into the bottom of the left hand sleeve which allows you to forward or reverse the tunes and also to turn it up or down. The jacket is washable, but you might like to remove your iPod first. There is quite a hefty price tag so look around for the best price.

The iPod Rucksack – Manufactured in high density nylon, this rucksack is like no other. The iPod control panel is in the left strap. Like the jacket, it allows you to control the volume and music while your iPod is tucked away in its special pocket. The rucksack can also easily and safely carry a laptop.

The Floating Desktop Globe: This is really a gift for the customer who already has everything. The floating glove is a new techno invention that will amaze anyone that sees it. It is manufactured in stainless steel with acrylic sides. You can pass your hands over and under the globe and you will touch nothing but air. The globe floats like the real earth over a magnetic base. This top quality gift is slightly expensive but well worth the advertising you will receive from all those that see your logo and details printed on it.

Wireless Internet Radios: Do you have customers that are still listening to their old fashioned am/fm radios? A wireless internet radio is the answer. It can be set to listen to radio stations in the country or genre of your customer’s choice. The Internet radios I have seen also feature remote controls, clocks, alarms and calendars. This is just another one of the gadget gifts that will be cherished and used for years promoting your business all along the way.…

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Embracing Technology

Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Linkedin, YouTube, Plaxo and hundreds of other seemingly strange assemblage of letters are all words that have recently become part of our daily vocabulary. Each one of these new words represents new technology. Chances are, many of you are familiar with some, or perhaps all, of these technological systems. Many of you have embraced this new technology and are using it every day.
Another new technology that works very well in many Dealership’s today is, automated, New and Used Vehicle Inventory Management. There are several companies out there doing this including mine. It has long been known that inventory management can make or break a company. In fact, part of Chrysler’s problems over the past couple of years was largely due new vehicle inventory mismanagement. One of the secrets of success of the world’s largest retailer-Wal Mart, is precise inventory management. Each store location knows, without any doubt, the speed of the turn of over 15,000 individual items. They know how many they have on the shelf, how many they have in the pipeline, if the rate of turn is increasing or decreasing, their return on investment, how price effects shelf movement and many more key indicators that relate to increasing sales with a more effective inventory. If it works well, they get more, if it doesn’t, they cut back. They do pay attention to regional trends but I can assure you that different stores, in different locations, in the same market area, have vastly different inventories. A good example is North side Chicago vs. South side Chicago. Same Regional Market, completely different demographics, completely different inventories.
Any Vehicle Inventory Management system or process you choose must focus on your store, your location, your traffic, your activities and your demographics first. Market area information is important but your inventory needs to match your stores specific needs. The vehicle inventories that you have investments in are no different than any other type of investment portfolio. Some investments clearly perform better than others. It is only natural that when a specific portion of your portfolio is producing a significant return, you would want to do more of it. Conversely, when other portions of your investment portfolio are underperforming, you would want to do less of it. The secret to maximizing this profit center is to know exactly what each individual investment has done for you in the past, what it is doing for you now and how the investment needs to be structured to grow your sales in the future.
Here are a few of the types of information available for your Dealership with today’s technology and a few clicks of your mouse.
• The top ten new vehicles you are furthest away from the target supply on the long side (by model #)
• The top ten new vehicles you are furthest away from the target supply on the short side (by model #)
• The top ten used vehicles you are furthest away from the target supply on the long side
• The top ten used vehicles you are furthest away from the target supply on the short side
• The vehicles (both new and used) that retailed 2 or more times in less than 15 days that you are out of
• Your return on investment by year, make, model, category, target inventory and actual stock
• Specific statistics by appraiser including % acquired, retail and wholes gross average and much more
• The top 50 new units in inventory that are likely to cost you the most interest to the ultimate day of sale by model number and color
• The retail speed (in days to sale) of new vehicles by specific model number, color and equipment
• Specific activities like web hits, demo drives, pricing rank in your market area
• Where to find the vehicles you need and want
• A Stocking Guide for both New and Used vehicles
You must first come to the realization that your store cannot be all things to all people. Many factors are in play in determining why your customers are coming to your lot and what they are looking for. These factors include Demographics, New Vehicle Franchises represented, reputation, lot size, location, advertising budget, sales people, inventory choices and many more. Some vehicle categories, model years and specific models, simply cause you wholesale pain. When you determine what these specific categories and vehicles are, you can simply “stop doing that”.
For the used Vehicle department, I advocate the implementation of a system that will separate your sales, gross and inventory first by categories of vehicles (Small cars, Mid size cars, Sporty cars, Full size cars, Small Pickup, Full size pickup, Small Sport utility, Large sport utility, Mini-van and Regular van.) and then by the …

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Stoned, For All Eternity

A great deal has been written about and made much of in alternative archaeology books about how and why our technologically primitive ancestors were able to carve out, transport and erect massive multi-ton stone blocks into megalithic monuments of well, monumental size. The implication is that since there is no doubting the existence of these structures, our ancestors must of in fact possessed an advanced technology or had assistance from those who did (i.e. – ‘ancient astronauts’). That runs contrary to the standard model of scholarly archaeology. But the questions remain.
Perhaps I’d better say what I mean by massive multi-ton stone blocks. I mean stones that are at least several tons in weight, up to the largest known carved (but still in-situ and unused) stone block weighing in at roughly 1250 tons. That’s not the record however for there is, apparently, a stele base in China that weighs in at 16,250 tons. I mean these are stones that aren’t trivial to toss around, even today. And while not all major continents and countries have megalithic stone monuments, like North America (USA & Canada) or Australia (including New Zealand) that still leaves a lot of places, and well known places, that do.
How and why these megaliths were constructed is no trivial matter. For our ancestors to go to such lengths and expend such efforts, well these stone monuments were obviously very important to them, and it’s important to us to figure out how and why they did it. Using large stone blocks instead of wood or even small stone blocks or bricks must have served a purpose despite the greater hardships involved. So, why did our ancient ancestors need large stones; and how did they handle them?
As to the why, presumably, for starters, if you decide to use stone, then it’s important enough a material serving a purpose(s) that necessitates lasting for all practical purposes an ‘eternity’. If you build something to last, at least back then, you use stone, the larger the better. But for what purpose did the ancients need such megalithic giants?
Issues Arising: Purpose
These ancient societies or cultures spent an awful lot of resources to build things that were relatively peripheral to their basic needs. The Easter Islanders could survive without those Moai statues; ancient Egypt would still have been a ‘superpower’ even without those pyramids, the Giza Sphinx, massive statues of some New Kingdom pharaohs (like Ramesses II – often called Ramesses the Great), stele and obelisks. The Parthenon in Athens was just a shrine to one of the Greek deities (Athena), and similar observations could be extended to the thousands of other monumental megalithic temples and monuments around the world which were mainly ceremonial in function.
It’s difficult to figure out how Stonehenge contributed to the basic survival needs of the local population – you don’t need to construct something of that magnitude just to tell you what season it is! If you need to mark, say the Summer Solstice, all you need have is a traditionally and permanently well marked and easily identified Point A, where you can observe some fixed structure like a rock on the Horizon, that’s Point B, and when the Sun arises directly over Point B, that’s the longest day of the year. There’s no need to engage in any sort of backbreaking toil or construction whatever.
If a society can afford to spend time and effort and money on secondary projects, say like in modern society various public art works compared to primary projects like roads (transport), schools (education) and hospitals (health care), then you have to conclude that that society was well off given that they could divert basic resources from primary projects to undertake projects of a secondary nature. Either that, or that which looks to us as relatively trivial or unimportant like Stonehenge or Carnac (Brittany, France) or those Easter Island statues or the Sphinx actually held a primary function incomprehensible to us but which rivalled in importance housing and insuring adequate food supplies and similar things vital to their day-to-day survival.
Issues Arising: Logistics
There’s also the logistics problem. You need a large workforce that had to be fed and clothed and housed and cared for, especially fed. There wasn’t exactly a nearby supermarket where endless supplies could be purchased. Further, while employed on these quarrying, transporting and construction projects the workers couldn’t be gainfully employed elsewhere to provide basics like hunting and gathering for food or even tending to domesticated livestock and agricultural crops. The workers couldn’t have been used for serving in the army, or any other useful and necessary task. All of this carving, transporting and construction were not just busy work designed to keep the rabble off the streets and out of trouble, and slave labour wasn’t …