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What Is Reverse Engineering
Reverse-engineering is a term that is used for the process of taking apart something to figure out how to use it, basically. In many cases, something new and great has come about. In order to understand how it works or to recreate it, engineers will pull it apart and study it. Understanding how it works is one thing. But in order to recreate it, they will have to make it different somehow. This can be challenging but is often necessary. Reverse-engineering is quite a fantastic, but ...
The Value Of Document Shredding
Document shredding is a necessary function of business. There are many areas in which you will find the various tools that you need to do this, but we are going to let you in on a secret. That is, you can find some excellent equipment to take care of your document shredding needs right here on the web for quite a bit less than you would expect. Okay, so maybe it isn’t a big secret anymore but the fact is what you need is available through the web at excellent prices including the ...
Computer noise is normal ... somewhat. Then there is the dreaded silence of death ... You see, there are several moving parts inside of your desktop computer. These parts are going to make noise, so that part is normal. Your computer has at least two fans, one on the CPU (central processing unit, or the brain of the computer) and the other on the power supply unit. An option third fan is sometimes located in the middle of the back of the case, directing airflow directly onto the ...
One Method of Data Recovery from a Dead Hard Drive
Here is the situation. A laptop comes to us with a dead hard drive. Unfortunately, the user needs some files off the dead drive. After much research on the internet and a couple of data recovery quotes we decide to try and recover the information ourselves.
Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Three Myths About Cisco Exams
One of the drawbacks to the Internet is that it allows myths and "friend of a friend" stories to spread quickly, and usually the story becomes more exaggerated as it's passed along. Cisco exams are no exception. Here are three often-repeated myths and exaggerations regarding the CCNA and CCNP exams.
What Is Electronic Data Interchange?
Electronic-data-interchange, or EDI is a method of computer to computer exchange of various types of information. While many people know of the internet and the World Wide Web as communication methods, the electronic-data-interchange is much similar. It allows the transfer of data from one place to the next with very minimal need for people to get involved.
Easy Computer Tips
Things you can do to keep your computer running smoothly. 1. Empty your recycle bin, delete the deleted files from Outlook, you can also delete files in your sent folder that are no longer needed. 2. Get rid of those cookies, they can take up alot of space. Marketers also use this information to track your buying patterns. 3. You can delete your Temp files these end with *.tmp you can use F3 in Windows to search for that extension. 4. Run Microsoft ScanDisk at ...
Home Computer Security
10-18-05 This is a paper about securing your home computers and networks. The goal of computer security is to keep unauthorized users from using your resources. This can be anything from your computer to your printer or even your web camera. Detection is another important aspect that should be monitored as well. I often get asked "Why should I worry?" Maybe you shouldn’t. If you are concerned about any of your files or the possibility of losing them you should ...
Interlace Vs Progressive Scan: What's the Difference?
Interlaced scanning Interlaced scan-based images use techniques developed for CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TV monitor displays, made up of 576 visible horizontal lines across a standard TV screen. Interlacing divides these into odd and even lines and then alternately refreshes them at 30 frames per second. The slight delay between odd and even line refreshes creates some distortion or 'jaggedness'. This is because only half the lines keep up with the moving image while the other ...
Tiff to SVG My Method of Converting Scanned Images
Digital Light Processing
In essence, DLP is a nanotechnology implementation of the old survival technique of using a mirror to signal for help -- its purpose is to shine a controlled series of light flashes on a target to send a message. The mirror in this case is part of an optical semiconductor called a digital micro mirror device, or DMD. The DMD chip contains not one but an entire array of up to 2.1 million microscopic mirrors, each just 16 micrometers square (less than one-fifth the size of a human hair) and 1 ...
Give Your Old Laptop the High Def Monitor It's Always Wanted
There it sits: the shiny new high-definition monitor that you just picked up for a killer price. You pull out your laptop with dreams of sharp, hi-res graphics dancing through your head, only to realize that your laptop only has a VGA out port. You could always get a VGA to DVI adapter, but with only an analog signal, what do you do about the picture quality? The resolution? The definition? Without the digital, what’s the point?
The Hard Drive Buyers Guide
As home computers become more advanced, and our uses for them become more complex, the need for higher performance and capacity hard drives increases. It is now possible to choose hard drives with vastly different capacities and rotational speeds, making things more confusing for the consumer.
How Safe is Your Mail?
After rate of interest, if there is any thing that most people desire for in a personal loan, then it is instant approval. Instant approval of personal loans has different connotations for different people. While for some people, instant approval signifies approval within a day of application; for others, instant approval of personal loans indicates approval within the time promised. This article deals solely with the latter connotation of instant approvals.
How to Secure Instant Messaging and Improve Communication
Instant messaging (IM) has triumphed in the past 2-3 years among personal Internet users as well as within companies. There are now few school children not in touch with their friends via ICQ, MSN or AOL Messenger — but also stockbrokers, currency dealers, and the IT department are constantly chatting with their most important contacts via Messenger software. According to a recent Gartner poll, instant messaging is used today in 70% of all companies. According to the Yankee Group, ...
Getting Good IT Management Training
Finding a way to get good, solid IT-Management training is the key to having a well developed company and one that can hold its ground against its competitors. If you do go the cheap route, you may be quite sorry down the road when your employees simply do not have the necessary skills to succeed. Likewise, if you are that employee looking for a promotion or just looking for training in the job field you wish to pursue, you will find yourself using a variety of options to find the quality ...
Getting The Linux Server Information You Need
Linux-server information that you need is hard to find. You know that the operating system is something that you want to have or maybe even have, but you need to know about it. Whether you have encountered a problem or need help with implementation, you need a good resource to turn to, to provide you with all that you need. The problem is that this can be difficult to come by. That tends to happen when you can not find the exact answer to your question simply because everything that you ...
Will IPods Change the Way We Watch Television?
The industry was intrigued by Wednesday's announcement that episodes of the hit ABC shows "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" will be available for Apple's new video iPod. Episodes will go on sale for $1.99 on iTunes the day after they are broadcast.
Depending On Email Servers?
How many times has your email server left you out in the cold. It seems so simple, doesn't it? Someone sends you mail, you get it and read it. Then, you file it. Just like the standard postal mail that comes to your home each day. But, with email, things just get so jumbled up. Lost emails are a real pain because the email server always seems to eat the important emails that you send out. But, then again, maybe you just notice those and it's not sending out a ton of your other ...
Mobile Computing: Taking It With Us
For the holidays this year, more people will be getting mobile computing options than ever before in history. With so many various ways of staying connected through computers, people seem to not be able to get enough. This is great news for all of those out there that love new technology as it is the force behind many companies and their drive to have the best of, the latest and greatest of, and of course the public's favorite mobile computing device.
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
When I observe most colleagues and friends working on their PC's they mostly use the mouse as they are unaware of the powerful Windows keyboard shortcuts that will make their lives so much easier. Some people might be aware of the keyboard shortcuts, but they are used to be working mostly with the mouse and old habits are hard to let go.
Effective Document Scanning
Document scanning is the process of inputting a document from its paper form onto the computer screen. While not all computers can handle this, more and more are becoming equipped to do just that. And, when it comes to using this service, it really couldn’t be simpler. If you are in the market to purchase effective document scanning, you’ll want to consider several choices and find the best options out there first. Document scanning is necessary and can be quite good when the right ...
Is It Still Good To Share?
5 Easy Steps To Sharing Files and Folders On Your Network Have you heard all the talk about file sharing and still wondering if there are any advantages for you to enable file sharing? If you are anything like me, it takes a lot to change what works just the way it is. But I must say, once I took the plunge, the advantages of file sharing have proven to be worth it! Advantages of Files Sharing When you turn on file sharing on your computer, you can share ...
Printers - My Pet Peeve
The Cost of Ink This is my third article on the subject you can read my others on my web site www.caveatemptorus.com or at www.ezinearticles.com. I believe in free enterprise and all that but some things are beyond the pale. Ever since the advent of the inkjet printer I think we’ve been getting ripped off A set of OEM cartridges for the average printer cost just less than $75.00 a set of refilled units on eBay go for close to $50.00. I think that’s ...
Purchasing Your Portable Laptop
Before you purchase your laptop you'll want to familiarize yourself with the various features and determine what you need and what you do not. Some folks seek out all the latest bells and whistles. For others it's about getting your typical job done efficiently and cost effectively.
Lapping It Up
The idea of a laptop, or portable, computer was first conceived by Alan Kay, who worked for Xerox, at its Research Center in Palo Alto CA. He called it a Dynabook. He wasn't the first to offer a completed laptop computer for public consumption, however. That honor went to Grid System's William Moggridge in 1979. His brand new concept was housed in a magnesium case that was die cast. Its bubble memory was a total of 340 kilobytes. The laptop also had a luminescent folding graphics ...