Saturday, June 16, 2007

Viralink - This will increase your page rank!!

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Below is a matrix of 120 stars, I have already added a link to my blog onto one of the stars, all you need to do is copy and paste the grid into your blog and add your own link to one of the other spare stars, and tell others to do the same!


When I receive a ping back once you have added the Viralink to your site I will add your link to this grid, and each person who copies the grid from here will also link to your site!
RulesNo Porn SitesOnly 1 link per person (i.e don't hog the viralink!)Please don't tamper with other peoples url'sEnjoy!

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

_____Global Warming Awareness 2007

Welcome to global warming awareness 2007.

Well I accidently felt over this seo contest surfing the internet and on normal circumstances I would nerver participate in such at thing as the “global warming awareness 2007” contest, but by clicking around the sites in the contest, I decided that maybe this was right for me.

The thing is that the keywords, global warming, and awareness said something to me, and it hurts me to see some peoples reaction, to this contest and the keywords to it. I was shocked when I visited this site (I wont link to it ) globalwarming-awareness2007.isabloodycloaker dot com) This stupid moran have got this whole thing wrong, because I think that the global warming keywords are a totally great idea. Now you are probably thinking why is that. ?

The world seo championship has here by added a totally new thing to the contest by choosing these keywords, and that new thing is responsibility ! and I bellive that it is time that what all start to take responsibility to our actions in live, and to this contest. it is our responsibility to make our global warming awareness sites as informational as possible on this issue, so that when people surf the net, looking for global warming sites, and they enter one of the sites from this contest, they will get what they have been looking for, and not some crap site written by a totally idiot.

I am not a professor in global warming, but I will tell some of the facts I know, and besides that I will try to collect as much information on the awareness of the global warming, and post it here on this page.

A couple of weeks ago I went down to the gas station in my neigbor hood to rent a film, and on the dvd staples I saw a film called AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

I had seen some commercials in the televison for this film, and understood that this was a movie about global warming and on planet crisis. So I thought why not ? And rented it.

And I must admit that I was totally shocked when I saw this film. If you havent seen it I highly recommend that you do ASAP. The movie is made by former Vice President Al Gore, and I must admit that I have become a fan of this man, and his awareness of the global warming situation on our planet earth. The main reason why I was so impressed Al Gore, is that he takes responsibility for the global warming. As I look on Amercia they have always been the good guys (and always make it look that way) especially when it comes to the us government. But in this movie Al Gore speaks straight from his heart, and tells that America is the worst country, when it comes to creating global warming, and pollution in all kinds. And that is what I call taking responsibility, and if we all learn to do that everything will be way easier to manage.

I will be updating this site on a daily basis. If you are a professor or just a person who are aware of the global warming situation and feel that you would like to share something with other people do not hesitate to mail me my mail is you are also more than welcome to use the Blog.

Global warming is a much disputed issue that can leave the average individual quite confused. Unfortunately, there are no straightforward answers. For those of us who are not scientists, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the contradictions. It is much more convenient to just give the whole thing up and enjoy the weather or not, as the case might be.

However, just because you are not a scientist does not mean that you must be misinformed or uninformed. There is a middle ground where you can get a reasonable perspective on global warming and global climate change.

Climate science is very complicated and the controversy surrounding it is only natural. It is in the nature of science to evolve and change. Through all the debate in climatology, a consensus is now beginning to emerge which accepts that our planet is experiencing the effects of global warming.

The following article gives a brief outline of the history of our planet, its current state, and what you may expect in the near future. The facts listed here are based in climatology.

Greenhouse Effect

Though this term is often tossed around as a problem, the fact is that the greenhouse effect is a natural aspect of the Earth's atmosphere and more than that it is a key component of the climate as we know it today. Left in its natural state ,the greenhouse effect would keep the average temperature at around 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would probably not support the life we know as the temperature would be 0 degree Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius).

The term greenhouse effect comes because the effect is propagated through greenhouse gases with Carbon Dioxide (CO2) forming the biggest contributor. Greenhouse gases trap the heat that the planet receives from the sun ,thereby leading to a livable atmosphere and a stable climate. Carbon dioxide is produced through animal respiration. This mixes into the atmosphere and is absorbed by plants that use photosynthesis and release oxygen. The same oxygen is inhaled by animals and this cycle goes on in perpetuity.

The Human Contribution

Humanity has always relied on fuel of some sort but it is the beginning of the industrial revolution around 1750 that we started burning fossil fuels with utter disregard for consequences. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the popular forms of fossil fuels and all of them, when burned, release CO2 into the atmosphere. Besides CO2, other human activities release other greenhouse gases. Agriculture leads to methane and nitrous oxide excess while aerosol propellants produce CFCs (Chloroflourocarbons) that are directly damaging to the ozone layer. However, when viewed in terms of sheer volume nothing compares to excessive CO2 and its effect on the atmosphere.

At the beginning of the industrial revolution, CO2 had a concentration of 275 parts per million as a global average. Today, that same value stands at 350 parts per million, a staggering 30% increase that is increasing. The second half of the twentieth century has witnessed a further acceleration in this phenomenon.

Data from all over the world shows that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is steadily increasing as more and more countries are industrialized.

Global Temperature

Recording temperature at one place is quite easy but how does on figure out the global temperature?

There are temperature records from many locations all over the world that are more than a century old. As is to be expected, these records show a huge variation depending on where the data was recorded. However, between all the confusion there is still the fact that everywhere the temperature seems to have gone up by 1 degree Fahrenheit (or ½ degree Celsius) and this change is most precisely seen since the 2nd half of the 19th century. A 1 degree change may not sound like much but it has some huge effect on global climate.

However, there remains the problem of getting accurate data records from all over the world in order to arrive at a reasonably precise figure for global temperature. Some of the problems in doing this are as follow.

* The thermometer has undergone several changes and today it is far more accurate then it was a century and a half ago. So how reliable are the temperature recordings from back then?

* There is something known as an "urban heat island" effect. This basically involves land use and it is known that land use has an effect on local temperature. Cities are hotter than the surrounding countryside. This means that with urbanization a location might record higher temperatures that are not related to global warming. Locations for data recording change ,so their reliability becomes questionable.

* Most records are maintained in industrialized locations. This is known as a geographical bias.

These factors tend to confuse the whole global warming issue because you never know if the data is reliable or not.

This is why the 1 degree change is not taken from raw data but is adjusted to compensate for these factors.

Climate Models

Climatologists use CGMs (Computer Generated Models) in order to predict the change in global temperature based on an increase in greenhouse gases. The CGMs suggest an increase of 1 degree Celsius that is not so far from the actual increase reported but still double and hence a cause for worry. This discrepancy has been among the leading causes of controversy with global warming.

However, science is an evolving mechanism and newer climate models along with modern observations of changes to the Earth's environment have eliminated the reluctance of most climatologists towards global warming.

It is difficult to ignore the effects of global warming when there is clear evidence for rising sea levels, receding glaciers, migrating plants and animals, dying coral reefs, reduced temperature fluctuations, and unexpected and frequent precipitations. All of these events are being recorded all over the world to varying degrees.

Most climatologists are now of the opinion that we are indeed experiencing the ills of global warming.

The next obvious concern is the expected global climate change and its effect on the environment and on the future of humanity.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Intel readies new chipsets

Intel is set to take the wraps off its latest chipsets and a new low-cost laptop.

Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's sales and marketing group, plans to unveil the chipsets during his keynote address on Tuesday at Computex Taipei trade show in Taiwan. The new chipsets are needed to accommodate Intel's Penryn generation of processors that it expects to release in the second half of the year.

During the keynote, Maloney and Asustek Computer CEO Johnny Shih will also show off a new notebook jointly designed by the two companies for emerging markets. The notebook will cost under $200 and will run either Linux or Microsoft's Windows, Maloney said.

A chipset is the basic plumbing of a PC. It connects the processor to system memory, graphics and storage, and it routes data among those components. Intel tends to refresh its chipset designs each year. It needs new designs this time around because the Penryn processors, which use a new, smaller manufacturing technology, won't fit into Intel's existing 965 and 945 series chipsets, Maloney said.

Two types of chipsets, P35 and the G33, will be officially launched Tuesday. The P35 is designed for use with graphics cards from the likes of Nvidia or Advanced Micro Devices, while the G33 uses integrated graphics and is designed for basic PCs.

Intel plans to have three different chipsets for PCs with integrated graphics, which account for 75 percent of notebooks and 60 percent of desktops. The G33's performance will fall in the middle, flanked by the G31 and the G35, both of which will launch in the third quarter.

Intel says it has improved the memory and video performance for the new chipsets. However, the G33 and G31 lack the improved graphics transistors that Intel put into its 965 chipset but can't activate due to driver problems.

Intel said it will deliver drivers in August that will unlock higher-performance graphics transistors in the 965. The drivers won't be baked into an Intel chipset, however, until it launches the G35.

Computex, held every year in Taiwan as a showcase for the hardware industry, will also see Intel and Asustek introduce a new low-cost PC.

"It's a simpler product than the Classmate," Maloney said, referring to Intel's current design for emerging markets.

The notebook will come in several different configurations, ranging from a 7-inch display to a 10-inch display, solid state storage or a traditional hard drive, and a choice between Linux and Windows.

IBM buys Watchfire; collects another security firm

IBM said Wednesday that it would acquire privately held Watchfire, a security and compliance testing software company.

The acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter, comes not that long after IBM bought ISS for $1.3 billion last summer. Terms of the Watchfire purchase weren’t disclosed.

In a statement, IBM said:

Watchfire technology will extend IBM’s governance and risk management strategy, with broad security and compliance capabilities integrated into the software development lifecycle. Watchfire with IBM Rational software will help customers integrate web application security and compliance early on and throughout the software development process. As a result, customers will now be able to define, test and track the compliance of their applications with security, legal and corporate requirements.

In a nutshell IBM is saying that it wants to increasingly build security into processes and software development. Not a bad idea for sure. With Watchfire, IBM can better cater to customers worried about internal attacks.

IBM’s security lineup now includes Watchfire, ISS and IBM Tivoli’s identity, access and compliance software.

Watchfire will be folded into IBM’s Rational unit.

Life without Google Day 1: The Ask experiment

Has Google become so ingrained in our lives that we can’t live without it? There’s only one way to find out: Stop using Google for a few weeks.

While you can stop the Google you can’t stop the Web searching. Hence my experiment to swear off Google and try other search engines.

The first day of this experiment led to some frustration–I actually had to use the yellow pages and the city search on seems disconnected to the rest of the results. Meanwhile, I miss that Street View thing that freaks me out so much.

But there are enough new features to keep me trying for a couple days (see the gallery at right). It may even grab a few points of market share if it can convince people to take it for a spin on a regular basis.

Here are a few thoughts on and its redesign. More detailed views are available in the gallery above.

Being able to save a Web page is a nice touch.

The recommendations are helpful and encourage discovery–something that’s sort of old school for me. Typically, I know exactly what I’m looking for and expect it quickly.

Results in are presented in a nice format, but often I was led astray or given results that didn’t quite add up. It wasn’t the end of the world, but it wasn’t Google either.

Search results from various content types–images, blogs and local could be integrated better. A few times I wound up at Ask City and felt like I was off the Ask3D approach.

Overall, I could survive with as my search and maybe even thrive. On Day 1 though I’m missing Google. I’m sure it’ll get easier.

Another stray thought: Would results improve dramatically with more search engine optimization from content players? Seems like a circular argument, but it seems to be that results may be better on Google since everyone is trying to be seen on it., with its lower market share, may not be on the radar for the SEO types.

Next up I think I’ll try one of Microsoft’s searches. I’m sure it’ll be one of those murky, poorly defined “Live” ones.

Yahoo opens Panama search ad platform

Yahoo announced Monday that its Panama search advertising platform is now open to third parties.

Under Panama, which was launched in February, sponsored search results are based on items such as relevancy and not just on the advertiser's bid price.

Through its new Yahoo Search Marketing Commercial API Program, both businesses and individual developers have access to a series of application program interfaces (APIs) so that they can tweak the Panama platform to suit their individual needs.

The company is offering three levels of partnership, ranging from a free "basic" deal for small advertising agencies and technology companies, to "advanced" and "elite" levels with varying subscription rates.

All participants in the Panama APIs, regardless of partnership level, have access to the software platform and any related technical support. Advanced partners also have account management support and a listing in Yahoo's partner directory.

Elite partners, according to Yahoo, can "leverage the Panama platform, resources and brand via regular business review, product council, road map coordination and joint marketing activities." The inaugural Elite partners in the API program include SearchIgnite, Efficient Frontier, Omniture and The Search Agency.

Yahoo launched Panama earlier this year as a direct competitor to Google's successful advertising programs. So far, Panama's biggest success has been a deal with media giant Viacom to provide sponsored search and contextual ads to 33 of its entertainment sites. Viacom, meanwhile, is famously at odds with Google over a billion-dollar copyright infringement lawsuit over YouTube video clips.

In another strategic move to bolster its place in the online advertising market, Yahoo purchased ad exchange Right Media in late April.