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Is It In South Africa?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered whether an IP you have come across is international, or is it local? Now that is easy to find out. All you need to do is click here and plug in the IP address and boom. It really is as simple as that. No fancy tricks or knowledge needed. Just one simple website.

The website is not amazingly complex. In fact, it is so simple and to the point that all it returns is either a new page with the word ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Click here to find out where that IP came from!

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What The Trend

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

Trendy topics are called Hash tags, and are used constantly on Twitter and Gatorpeeps. So when you see #gatorpen or #capetown on Gatorpeeps, they are trending topics. Now do you want to follow all of the latest topics and be one of the cool kids on the block and know all of the latest trends? Of course you do!

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With this new website, What The Trend.com, you can simply visit their website, and get all of the latest trends. Not only that, but they give you some more details as well as explaining what that trend is all about. Awesome!

Bookmark this site and you will always have the latest news to talk about with your friends. You will be like the local news desk for your friends!

Don’t forget to add me on Twitter and Gatorpeeps by looking under Connect With Me.

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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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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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