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11 September, 2009

Principles of being stupid

  You're stupid!

– “Ahh, can’t believe how stupid she is!”

– “Why do you call her stupid?”

– “Of course she is stupid! She doesn’t even have Facebook!”


…and I think to myself: now that’s one heck of a reason to be stupid nowadays.

10 September, 2009

Bye, good bye, bulb



A “green” decision was recently adopted by the European Union Council, and this decision is pointing out towards the popular old-fashioned light bulbs. They have decided to ban them from the EU, and instead they’re promoting a different alternative: the more eco-friendly compact fluorescent bulbs.

In order to pursue this decision, the EU is not allowing the retailers to sell anymore these bulbs. However, they are still allowed to sell, only until they deplete their existing stocks. As EU is moving forward towards this new direction, the US is watching in background, and if everything will turn out well, this ban against the incandescent bulbs will be implemented in the US during 2012 too.


Source: http://cleantechnica.com/2009/09/10/european-union-begins-ban-of-incandescent-light-bulbs/

Windows 7 shortcuts


This post is for those of you who use Windows 7. Still unreleased though, but at this point is very stable and cool. Below you’ll find a list of shortcuts that are quite useful. Some of them will run on other versions of Windows, such as XP and Vista. Hope you’ll find them useful!

Win + Up Arrow Maximize the current window
Win + Down Arrow Restore down or minimize current windows
Win + Left Arrow Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win + Right Arrow Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win + [number] Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar, running program won’t be affected
Win + Home Minimize all but the current window
Win + Space Makes all windows transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Win + Pause/Break Open System Properties
Win + Tab Flip Aero 3D [press Tab to cycle through windows]
Win + B Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win + D Show/ Hide desktop
Win + E Windows Explorer is launched
Win + F Search
Win + G Bring all gadgets on top and foreground
Win + L Lock Computer
Win + M Minimize all windows
Win + P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win + R Run Command is launched.
Win + S OneNote Screen Clipping Tool
Win + T Show preview thumbnail of running applications in Windows Taskbar one by one without mouse over
Win + X Mobility Center
Win + # Quick launch
Win + = Magnifier
Win + [+/ –] Enables the magnifier and zooms in/ out
Win + Shift + Up Arrow Maximize vertical size
Win + Shift + Down Arrow Restore vertical size
Win + Shift + Left Arrow Jump to left monitor
Win + Shift + Right Arrow Jump to right monitor
Win + Shift + M Undo all window minimization
Win + Shift + T Cycles backwards
Win + CTRL + F Opens the Active Directory Find Computers dialog
CTRL + Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
CTRL + Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL + Click A pinned taskbar icon to cycle through the program’s open windows (e.g. IE)
CTRL + Win + Tab Persistent flip 3D
CTRL + Shift + an arrow key Select a block of text
CTRL + any arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
CTRL + Shift + ESC Open Task Manager directly
CTRL + Shift + N Create new folder


Source: http://bharatbaba.com/blog/window7-shortcut-keys/

06 September, 2009

Last.FM moderator abuse?

Couple of days ago I got a friend invite on my Last.FM page (http://www.last.fm/user/xKoP) from a random girl who had Very high musical compatibility with me. So I have accepted her friend request, and I went to her profile. In her friendlist there were like 2,000+ people, and another weird thing that I could not understand is how it was possible for her to get 160,000 plays in less than 24 hours. She subscribed to Last.FM one day before she added me.
     So I went to their forums to inquire about this. Is it normal, or maybe there are some glitches in their system? I’ve started a new thread on this topic and some moderator answered and did also something else. He banned the girl. For which reason you may ask? Because she had 2,000 contacts in her friend list!!! So what is wrong with that???
The same moderator explained that this (aka Last.FM) is not MySpace where everybody is in the race to beat the friend count of Tom (the MySpace founder). What kind of lame reason is that? How could somebody get banned only because they have 2000 people as contacts?
You gotta see his description from his personal profile: “For the record: I do have a tendency to step on toes. Sometimes by accident, and sometimes on purpose.
Oh, and because of that... If you have questions or (moderator) issues, PM me, rather than shouting. I'd like to keep things a little apart.” – what does it say about him? His will should be done whenever he does not like something!
I do not know the exact reason, but it sounds like an abuse to me. He, the mighty moderator, how he bans the user, according to his will and might. Friend spamming? I do not find it fair, all I see is this mod taking advantages of the privileges that have been given to him. I wonder if it is described in their ToS this particular fact.

See the thread on Last.FM: http://www.last.fm/forum/21713/_/563193