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8 Different Ways To Sign In To Gatorpeeps

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

With the arrival of Gatorpeeps recently, you might find yourself not wanting to sign up to it as you might feel that you already have a twitter account and what is the point in getting another account? Then there is also the fact that there are now more usernames and passwords to remember, and if you are like me, you struggle to remember all of these different accounts. The gents over at Gatorpeeps are taking this into consideration, and you are now able to sign up to Gatorpeeps using anyone of the following eight services.

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I think that it a really important feature that they have added! Here is a quick video to show you how to do things if you are a little bit lost.

 

 

 

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Pentagon Creates New Posts For Cyberspace Warfare

Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Politics, Web | 0 comments

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, administration officials said Thursday, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare.

The military command would complement a civilian effort to be announced by President Obama on Friday that would overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks.

Mr. Obama, officials said, will announce the creation of a White House office — reporting to both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council — that will coordinate a multibillion-dollar effort to restrict access to government computers and protect systems that run the stock exchanges, clear global banking transactions and manage the air traffic control system.

White House officials say Mr. Obama has not yet been formally presented with the Pentagon plan. They said he would not discuss it Friday when he announced the creation of a White House office responsible for coordinating private-sector and government defenses against the thousands of cyberattacks mounted against the United States — largely by hackers but sometimes by foreign governments — every day.

But he is expected to sign a classified order in coming weeks that will create the military cybercommand, officials said. It is a recognition that the United States already has a growing number of computer weapons in its arsenal and must prepare strategies for their use — as a deterrent or alongside conventional weapons — in a wide variety of possible future conflicts.

The White House office will be run by a “cyberczar,” but because the position will not have direct access to the president, some experts said it was not high-level enough to end a series of bureaucratic wars that have broken out as billions of dollars have suddenly been allocated to protect against the computer threats.

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Free Programs For Windows 7

Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Web | 4 comments

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With Windows 7 constantly being in the news with the anticipation rising as new builds are released, I managed to find this amazing list of free programs for Windows 7. There are some that I am using, but there are also some that I would never touch, but more importantly, they have all been tried and tested, and they all work. 

Some of the programs available include:

  • AVG Antivirus
  • Eraser
  • iReboot
  • ISODisk
  • Network Monitor
  • Quick Media Converter
  • 7-Zip 

Click here to go and have a look at the full list.

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Windows Rant

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Gossip, Technology | 0 comments

 

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I found this letter on the SevenForums where someone had given their thoughts on Windows 7. This guy doesn’t hold back at all, but he does have some extra valid points. Take  a read and tell me if you agree with him or not!

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Fired Over Facebook

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Gossip, Web | 0 comments

Johannesburg – An employee has been fired and two others suspended for posting Facebook updates considered unacceptable by the their companies, The Times reported on Wednesday.

A 23-year-old administration clerk at a clothing factory south of Durban lost his job after being reported by a co-worker for calling his boss a “serial masturbator” on Facebook.

Wits Law Clinic Professor Willem de Klerk said the Constitution promotes freedom of expression “provided that what is expressed is based on fact”.

“There is a huge difference between having your say based on fact and using the platform to slag off your employer,” De Klerk said.

Bloggers have previously come under fire for writing defamatory statements about people or employers, but being fired on the basis of a Facebook status update is a relatively new phenomenon to South Africa, say experts.

A 25-year-old Johannesburg-based Facebook user was suspended for punting a competitor?s product on her profile homepage.

Another, also 25, was suspended for venting about his Pretoria-based employer’s alleged laziness.

Malicious comments illegal

De Klerk warned that malicious Facebook comments are as illegal as verbal defamatory statements.

But he suggests that the employer should consider whether that was the only outlet to express a grievance.

“But if the employee crossed the line and deliberately made comments to be malicious, then he should be fired,” De Klerk said.

Labour lawyer Johann van Zyl said many South African companies have blocked Facebook but are also wising up to the need for labour policies designed to prevent employees from bringing the company into disrepute in their private time.

Van Zyl said labour lawyers expect to see more cases of internet abuse and online defamation being brought against employees as the technology continues to grow, the newspaper reported.

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MXit Skin Builder

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Technology | 5 comments

 

Are you tired of those boring, repetive themes on your MXit? You can’t even find a decent one when you are prepared for it. Now you can build your ultimate theme, customised completely to your wants and desires for no cost. Introducing the MXit Skin Builder!

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I seriously sounded like a sales person there. Maybe I can do that next year? Below my levels of asperation, but I guess money is money.

Anyway, this is a seriously nifty piece of software and allows you to customise MXit to the exact look and feel you want. I am going to be to making me own theme this week in between exams. I will post it up for you guys and make it available for download.

You can grab all the files you need from here.

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