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replied the topic Is there portable external battery for laptop? created by DjangoUnchained

HI@DjangoUnchained

The Turcom TS-282 Ultra Capacity 33600mAh Portable Power Bank Charger powers and charges all* laptops and notebooks including Dell, Sony, HP, Samsung, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Lition, Gateway and Fujitsu (*not compatible with some Ultrabooks - please contact us for more information).

The Turcom TS-282 Ultra Capacity 33600mAh Portable Power Bank Charger (Silver) enables you to keep your laptop running for extended hours when you are out on a vacation, or a business trip, or if work is on-the-go. This compact power bank measures just 214.5 x 130 x 21 (millimeters) and can by carried along anywhere. Think of the TS-282 as an emergency power generator for your laptop - and it even charges smaller mobile devices.

The battery pack comes with 14 different connectors that make it compatible with popular brands of laptops and notebooks. Whether you have a Dell, Sony, HP, Samsung, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Lition, Gateway or Fujitsu laptop/notebook, the TS-282 can power and charge it whenever you want. All you have to ensure is that it is fully charged before you head out. A full charge requires around 8 hours. The Turcom Ultra Capacity 33600mAh Portable Power Bank Charger has a high capacity of 125 Wh, which makes it perfect for long flights and vacations. It features an appealing, executive design. The assembly comprises of different types of 14 DC connectors so that you can connect any laptop. The battery pack is highly safe as it has built-in protection against over discharging, short circuiting, over current and over charging.

• High capacity 33600 mAh Li-Ion battery pack with high energy efficiency. • Voltage input: 15 and 24 Volts; Output: 15 and 20 Volts at 125 Wh. • Measures 214.5 x 130 x 21 MM. • Full charge duration: 8 Hours • Color: Black • 14 connectors make it highly compatible with all the leading laptops/notebooks in current usage. • 9 types of input plugs so that you can use this charger anywhere. • Compatibility with almost all USB devices. • 5 Intelligent LED lights for identifying power capacity. • Usage Duration: 500+ Times • Built-in protection against short circuits, over-current, over discharge and over charging.

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Color: Silver



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* Size: 214.5*130*21 mms
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* Elegant and executive designed make it looks more attractive.
* Assembly with kinds of changeable connectors, you can power and recharge your laptops anywhere
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Size (LWH): 8.44 inches, 0.85 inches, 5.12 inches
Weight: 1.8 pounds
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791 days ago
replied the topic Why an Instagram Model With a Perfect Life Decided to Sign Off? created by yasir21


O’Neill on Instagram (left) and in one of her new, ‘authentic’ videos (right).
After years of racking up followers, of posing artfully for the camera phone, of charging $1,400 a pop for her sought-after sponsored posts, the 19-year-old Instagram model Essena O’Neill came to a startling conclusion: The whole Instagram enterprise is “contrived” and she no longer wants a part of it.

Late last week, O’Neill — a bona fide Insta-celeb, with more than 840,000 followers — deleted 2,000 photos from her account and changed the captions on 96 others. Where once she paired her glamorous selfies with inspirational quotes or #blessed updates, they now say things like, “took over 100 [photos] trying to make my stomach look good.” And where O’Neill once posted cover-girl worthy shots of herself at the beach or by the pool, she’s now posting tearful, bare-faced videos to a new blog that’s vocally anti-social media.

“I can’t tell you how free I feel without social media,” she wrote in her first post. “Never again will I let a number define me. IT SUFFOCATED ME.”


This is not, of course, a novel “epiphany,” even among the sort of people who have made their livings via blog posts and tweets. (Just last summer, the YouTube superstar Casey Neistat launched a special social network for “authenticity.”) But while most of these sorts of revelations are revelatory only for the people living them, O’Neill’s is slightly more sophisticated. She doesn’t blame social media in generally for making us “contrived” or “shallow.” Instead, she focuses her ire on just one facet: the numbers.

[The one thing fueling your social media addiction]

Again and again, in her new Instagram captions, she references her obsession with acquiring likes — “just so I could feel some social approval.” She says she’ll post her vlog entries on Vimeo, not YouTube, because Vimeo doesn’t use follower counts to surface videos. Her new site is described as a unique place void of “likes or views,” a feedback-less vacuum where she can be “as raw as I want.”

And in her very first post, she appeals — in all caps! — to anyone who could expand that vision: “PLEASE,” she writes, “CAN SOMEONE MAKE A SOCIAL SHARING PLATFORM NOT BASED ON VALIDATION IN VIEWS/FOLLOWERS/LIKES BUT SHARED FOR REAL VALUE AND LOVE?”

The answer to that question, of course, is probably, no: a social platform without metrics is one that no one would use. But that’s kind of O’Neill’s point, and it’s kind of a good one. Social media doesn’t “make” us shallow or desperate or fake, but the explicit quantification of social value does.


Think about it: We all want to be liked and appreciated. That’s a pretty fundamental human trait. As such, we tend to act different ways in different settings, to convince different people that we’re smart/attractive/cool/fill-in-the-blank. Most of us pretend to be better people than we are, at least most of the time — it has nothing to do with the imagined divide between the Internet and “real life.”

What is different between Instagram and, say, a day in the office, is the amount of feedback you get online about your behavior and appearance. After every action you take — even the small ones — the network signals its approval or lack thereof. It’s a constant and unusually explicit feedback loop, providing a steady stream of unsubtle social nudges: post more of this, say less of that, stop trying to be funny. Studies have found that “positive social feedback,” as expressed in likes or comments, activates the brain’s “reward center,” the nucleus accumbens. Researchers are generally leery about making this comparison, but some have said that the mechanics echo addiction.


In other words, O’Neill is realizing what millions of social media users probably know already: that the ability to see exactly how much people like us can become inexplicably all-consuming.

In 2012, the artist and developer Benjamin Grosser tried a little experiment: He built a browser plug-in, called the Facebook Demetricator, that let people use Facebook without any numbers — no more “like” counts, no more friend counts, no more notifications. In a write-up of the tool two years later, Grosser concluded that a Facebook without the numbers was a Facebook that didn’t compel users to engage. People who installed Demetricator reported feeling less stressed, and less performative, about the whole thing.

They had figured out, in O’Neill’s words, how not to “let numbers define you.”

Alas, as on-point as that critique may be, it’s doubtful that O’Neill will escape the “numbers” merely by signing off Instagram. Even Vimeos have view counts, after all — and blogs still measure traffic. If O’Neill (or anyone else observing these problems) truly wants to push back against the social feedback loop, they’ll have to do more than blindly burn it down.

O’Neill will be happy if you just visit her site, for now.

795 days ago
replied the topic Can I use a generic v.92 modem from Wal-Mart in my Dell computer? created by Zaaib

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It may surprise you to learn that most companies don't make the modems that go into their computers. Instead, companies such as Dell use modems from other manufacturers who specialize in making modems. Therefore, a modem you buy from Wal-Mart should work just as well as one you buy from Dell.

However, you should check the system requirements of the modem you are interested in to make sure your computer supports it. It is most important to check the required operating system since the drivers need to be compatible with the OS. If the software drivers don't work with your operating system, your computer may not be able to recognize the modem.

795 days ago
replied the topic What’s the best way to backup my phone? created by Arain

Titanium Backup PRO is considered to be one of the best solutions available. This app has the ability to backup every part of your phone and even export the backups through email or sync them to Dropbox.

808 days ago
replied the topic what are the main reasons why some people are unwilling to switch windows to mac? created by christine


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Whether you’re buying your first Mac or are still using your fourth, the appeal of being able to run Windows on your system is undeniable for many.

Whether it’s to soften the learning curve by retaining a familiar Windows desktop while gaining the benefits of Mac OS X, or to give you access to just one crucial Windows application that simply doesn’t exist (or run as well) on your Mac, Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and Oracle VM VirtualBox offer three entirely usable ways of getting Windows running on your Mac. All three have been recently updated to support Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Apple’s latest upgrade to Mac OS X, Mavericks.

Yet simply installing the software is only the beginning of your Windows- on-Mac adventures: if you’re planning on using the setup extensively in the future, or it’s likely to become a key part of your daily workflow, you may want to make some tweaks or plan your product acquisitions with optimising the speed and functionality of these tools.

Here are the top 25 ways you can improve your experience with Windows-on-Mac tools. Your mileage may vary, of course, but all should give you a leg-up when it comes to getting the most out of your efforts to get the best of both worlds.


1 Move your files through the cloud.

While virtualisation tools let you drag-and-drop files between Mac and Windows desktops with ease, you can also ensure your files are up-to-date by using your DropBox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box or other cloud-storage tool on all of your desktops. This is particularly useful for accessing files from both Mac OS X and Boot Camp-based Windows partitions.

This approach will ensure your files are the same in all of your working environments – although if you store a lot of large files, you may want to avoid duplicating yourself by using features such as Parallels’ cloud-storage virtualisation support, which redirects calls from Windows cloud-storage apps to the existing Mac folders; the net result is that you can only store a file once and it’s available to both operating systems.


2 Size your Windows partitions adequately when you start.

You may be tempted to try to keep Windows in a small corner of your hard drive, but once you start to use it, your virtual machine file is going to grow steadily.

Desktop virtualisation tools can resize your VMs dynamically as requirements change, but if you’re using Boot Camp you’ll need to ensure you allow enough space on the partition you allocate to Windows. As a rule of thumb, estimate what you’ll need, then double it – and double it again.


3 Use keywords to organise your files.

One of the important new features of Mavericks is its support for meaningful tags to facilitate file organisation, searching and more. Tags are even incorporated into the save-as field of many apps, helping incorporate the process into your workflow. Parallels also includes the option of using the same Mavericks tags to tag files in your Windows VMs, allowing you to seamlessly find content across both platforms.


4 When one screen isn’t enough.

It may be overkill for many, but an increasing number of Mac users are coming to know the joys of adding one or more screens to their main system. If you don’t have the desktop real estate, don’t worry about it – but if you do, the latest versions of Fusion and Parallels have tapped into Mavericks’ better multi-screen support to allow you to maintain simultaneous Mac and Windows environments running at the same time, all the time. Use two computers, but just one mouse.



Parallels enables users to open virtual apps from within Mission Control.


5 Find your inner voice.

OS X Mavericks includes enhanced voice- dictation features, including the ability to download a module that allows for dictation to be used even when the computer is offline. Fusion and Parallels let you use this dictation capability across both Mac OS X and Windows applications.


6 Get a really, really big monitor.

One very nice new Mavericks feature is the ability to broadcast your computer’s desktop to a conventional HDTV using AirPlay functionality. This feature is explicitly supported in the latest Windows-on-Mac platforms, and extended to virtualised Windows desktops as well.

Sure, using AirPlay in this way will require you to add an Apple TV to your lounge room – but at $109 it will not only give you great entertainment options but will let you enjoy your Mac and Windows desktops, and the media on them, in 55in or bigger splendour.


7 Buy a Fusion drive or SSD to boost performance.

If you’re upgrading to Mavericks and upgrading your Mac at the same time, consider shelling out a little more for a Fusion Drive. This Apple-offered option ($240 for 1TB or $430 for 3TB) combines a conventional hard drive with a solid state disk (SSD) drive that offers blistering-fast performance. Used when running a Windows virtual machine, your Windows environment will simply fly.

“Finding more performance was a key development theme for Parallels Desktop 9, and disk I/O has been one of the areas where we focused the most,” says Asia- Pacific head of marketing and sales for cross-platform solutions with Parallels, Eugenio Ferrante.

“In general, we see 40 percent better disk I/O in this version and on a machine with a Fusion drive you’re likely to see even better performance.”


8 Archive a clean image of your Windows install.

While each successive version of Fusion and Parallels makes it easier than ever to install new operating systems, it still takes time to go through the whole installation and setup process every time you want to make a new VM.

Consider making a master Windows image by setting up one VM exactly the way you want it, then duplicating the file (find it in Documents > Virtual Machines or similarly-named folder).

Then, whenever you want to run up a new Windows machine, all you have to do is make another copy of that template file, give it a new name, and double-click on it to add it to your environment.

Fusion 6 Professional offers another option that has the same effect but uses less disk space. Its ‘linked clone’ capabilities record just the delta between a reference base image and a new version – allowing the ability to clone a virtual machine without taking up twice the disk space.


9 Tweak your backup strategy

If you become increasingly reliant on your Windows virtual machine, you’ll need a way to effectively and regularly back it up. Apple’s Time Machine backup will automatically replicate the VM files – but it runs on the hour so, if you’re doing some intensive computing tasks, you may want to disable Time Machine during work hours so it doesn’t slow you down.

“One advantage of virtualisation is that you have a very quick and safe way to do your backups,” Ferrante says.

Another option is to use a Dropbox- like cloud-storage system, use third-party applications to do regular folder copies, or try dedicated cloud-backup services like Carbonite, Backblaze, CrashPlan, SpiderOak or Bitcasa Infinite Drive that regularly back up both your Windows and Mac files to a safe offsite location.



VMware Fusion 6 can run virtualisations in full screen or in a single window view.


10 Consider other operating systems.

Although you’re most likely to get into a desktop virtualisation tool to run Windows, remember that the same virtualisation tools also support Linux, Google ChromeOS, Sun Solaris and other platforms. Parallels Desktop 9 includes performance optimisations for Linux, while Oracle VirtualBox is highly optimised to run Solaris, also owned by Oracle.

Load up a Linux web or gaming server, then and run it in a window from your Mac desktop and use features like Fusion 6 Professional’s and VirtualBox’s built-in Network Address Translation (NAT), which let your various Windows, Mac OS X and other VMs communicate as if they were on a network. It’s great for software testing or building multi-server environments on a single Mac.


11 Upgrade your VM software.

In what has become a traditional upgrade cycle by now, all three major Windows-on-Mac vendors have recently updated their software.

Typically they will also support new operating systems on the previous version – but if you’re keen to make the most of a new operating system such as Mavericks or Windows 8.1, consider upgrading the software so you can make the most of the new platform.

“Any new operating system requires a whole lot of testing and compatibility checking,” says director for Product Marketing with VMware Australia, Nicholas Rochard.

“There were a lot of changes under the hood that made the Windows 8.1 a better user experience, and a lot of changes going on under the covers that were less obvious. That kind of complexity is really hard to get right, so we made some pretty significant investments to make it work.”
12 Remember your Windows security.

Just because your Windows VM runs on a Mac doesn’t mean it’s free from the threat of malware. Ensure that each virtual image you run up is configured with a security suite that offers features like malicious URL filtering, malware scanning, firewall protection and more.

Parallels Desktop 9, for one, includes a Security Centre feature that lets you manage security tools and updates across both platforms at the same time.


13 Give your Windows system a Power Nap.

Both Mavericks and Windows have features – called Power Nap and SideShow, respectively – that allow applications to be seamlessly updated while laptops are in sleep mode.

Modern Windows virtualisation apps can tap into these features so that applications inside Windows VMs are quietly updated at the same time as the MacBook is doing its PowerNap. This is particularly useful for the security applications you must run inside Windows.


14 Buy Thunderbolt drives to boost performance.

They’ve primarily been high-powered playthings for Macs in the past, but Windows-on-Mac platforms’ strong support for Thunderbolt and Firewire devices allows you to use them equally on Windows systems and vice versa.

Parallels, for one, lets you connect Thunderbolt drives directly to your Windows VMs.


15 Go mobile.

Virtualisation allows applications to run independently of the hardware they’re on, and Parallels in particular has taken the idea to a new level with its Parallels Access software. This tool capitalises on the Parallels Desktop virtualisation engine to allow you to load and run individual Windows and Mac applications on your iPad as if they were standalone apps. The software translates multi-touch gestures to desktop instructions, effectively ‘applifying’ your desktop applications and making them accessible anywhere.



The VMware Learning Center offers video tutorials explaining helpful features and for those migrating from and installing Windows.


16 Consider free options.

Fusion and Parallels may have the biggest names in Windows- on-Mac virtualisation, but Oracle’s VirtualBox just got an upgrade and now includes features such as a session recording tool, 10-point multi-touch device simulation for Windows 8.1, better 3D acceleration for Linux, enhanced multi- monitor support and support for up to 32 virtual CPUs.


17 Take your Windows system with you.

It can be daunting for many Windows users to switch desktop interfaces, even though many Mac users were once diehard Windows fans. Modern Windows-on-Mac solutions simplify this process by allowing existing Windows systems to be ported into Mac OS X-based virtual machines with a few clicks. It’s not the best option if you’re looking to make a clean break in the Mac OS X world, but it can shave hours off your learning curve and ensure that nothing changes when you shift to your Mac.


18 Remember Boot Camp’s idiosyncrasies.

Boot Camp may be a great way to get Windows running at its maximum speed on your Mac, but it’s also quite particular about how it works.

You’ll need to use a hardwired USB keyboard and mouse, for example, during installation. You’ll also need to instruct Windows to reformat the Boot Camp partition using the NTFS file system during installation, since Apple’s continuing licensing intransigence means Mac OS X still can’t write to NTFS file systems.


19 Get more RAM.

One of the key goals in configuring your system for fast virtual Windows is to get access to as much physical memory as you can – particularly if you’re virtualising Windows on the Mac OS X desktop. In this case, you not only have to give Mac OS X enough room in RAM to stretch its legs, but also have to provide additional memory for Windows.

As a rule of thumb, 2GB of RAM will prove to be a pretty tight space to operate in. Four gigabytes is more acceptable since both operating systems can get 2GB each, but if you’re trying to do serious computing – or gaming, which is extremely resource-intensive – make sure you provide 8GB or more of physical RAM, and allocate it accordingly within your VM setup.

In anticipation of the new Mac Pro, for example, Fusion now supports up to 16 virtual CPUs, 8TB of disk and 64GB of RAM – and will tweak its virtual memory settings if yours are compromising performance.


20 Get in touch.

Windows 8 and 8.1 have really pushed the idea of touch-based computing, with large panels and a touch-optimised interface. While you still can’t get any Macs with touch screens, Parallels supports new Mac OS X gestures – which can also be mapped onto Windows applications – while Oracle VM VirtualBox offers emulation of a 10-point multi-touch device such as those found in touch- sensitive Windows 8.1 systems.

If touch is a big thing for you, consider investing in Apple’s Magic TrackPad, which is the closest thing you’re going to get to a touchscreen for now.



The Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager lists all of a user’s virtual machines on the left and details their properties on the right.


21 Run your games in Boot Camp

Gaming has never been Macs’ strongest point, although the number of entirely impressive native ports has surged in recent years. However, if you’re a hardcore Windows gamer and measure your systems’ value by their fps (frames per second) rates, you will maximise performance by installing Windows on Boot Camp rather than running in desktop virtualisation mode.

The latter will certainly work – particularly since the latest releases of Windows-on-Mac tools offer significantly improved 3D performance that Parallels claims to be up to 60 percent faster than before – but as you’ll be sharing CPU cycles with the underlying Mac OS X you’ll always be sacrificing some performance.

Boot Camp allows Windows to have the Mac’s significant 3D graphics power all to itself – and for gamers, that can make all the difference.


22 Turn off the frills.

When you’re running two operating systems at once, you may find battery life is lessened significantly in the process. This isn’t really compatible with using a MacBook for all-day working, so if you’re finding this to be a problem you may want to consider turning off some Windows visual effects within your VMs.

Within Windows 8, press Windows + x then choose System > Advanced System Settings > System Properties > Settings.

There, you can click Adjust for best performance or manually disable features like Animate windows when minimising and maximising, Animations in the taskbar, Enable transparent glass, Fade or slide menus into view, Show shadows under windows, Slide open combo boxes, Fade out menu items after clicking, and Fade or Slide ToolTips into view.


23 Consider your Windows and Mac usage.

Your reasons for choosing Windows and Mac applications will be unique to your work and play circumstances, but before you rely too heavily on your old Windows standbys, consider what equivalent Mac applications are now available. It may require a bit of relearning old habits, but there are mountains of powerful and well-designed Mac applications out there and you may find your workflow becomes even more efficient when you tap into their capabilities.

“Over the last year or so, we’ve seen the way people divide their time between Mac OS X and Windows is shifting somewhat,’ VMware’s Rochard says.

“A lot of people use Fusion because they want a Mac from a battery life and appearance point of view, but they don’t necessarily want to learn all of Mac OS X and all of its applications at once. Another class of users are those mostly working in the Mac side, but who need applications like Visio where there is no viable Mac or web native alternative.”


24 Read the manual.

Having managed to get Windows running smoothly under Mac OS X a long time ago, the latest versions of Fusion, Parallels and VirtualBox have been focused on tweaking performance and adding additional new features that you may not notice unless you take the time to work through the write-ups of their new features.

VMware offers an entire online repository of help videos to guide you through common tasks, while a cursory glance at Parallels may mean you miss
out on learning about the way it makes Mac OS X’s LaunchPad feature and new multi-touch gestures work across Windows and Mac OS X; enables the
use of Mac OS X’s PDF-making feature in any Windows application; allows editable keyboard shortcuts to be applied to Windows applications; and extends Mavericks’ Power Nap support so Windows applications can also be updated while the machine is sleeping.



With Parallels Desktop 9 users can now connect external drives to their Windows VM using FireWire or Thunderbolt.

25 Don’t worry.

Although it’s been commonplace for years, the shift to Mac is still daunting for many Windows diehards and novices alike. The good news is that Windows-on-Mac technology is now so well-established and so proven, that the biggest problem you encounter is likely to be your own unwillingness to change.

Take the plunge and you’ll soon be enjoying the best of both worlds.

808 days ago
replied the topic What are the side effects of food poisioning? created by sam18

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. It's not usually serious and most people get better within a few days without treatment.

In most cases of food poisoning, the food is contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. coli), or a virus, such as the norovirus.
Signs and symptoms

The symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within one to two days of eating contaminated food, although they may start at any point between a few hours and several weeks later.

The main symptoms include:

feeling sick (nausea)
vomiting
diarrhoea, which may contain blood or mucus
stomach cramps and abdominal (tummy) pain
a lack of energy and weakness
loss of appetite
a high temperature (fever)
aching muscles
chills

In most cases, these symptoms will pass in a few days and you will make a full recovery.
What to do

Most people with food poisoning recover at home and don't need any specific treatment, although there are some situations where you should see your GP for advice (see below).

Until you feel better, you should rest and drink fluids to prevent dehydration. Try to drink plenty of water, even if you can only sip it.

Eat when you feel up to it, but try small, light meals at first and stick to bland foods – such as toast, crackers, bananas and rice – until you begin to feel better.

Oral rehydration solutions (ORS), which are available from pharmacies, are recommended for more vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with another health condition.

Read more about treating food poisoning.
When to see your GP

You should contact your GP if:

your symptoms are severe – for example, if you're unable to keep down any fluids because you are vomiting repeatedly
your symptoms don't start to improve after a few days
you have symptoms of severe dehydration, such as confusion, a rapid heartbeat, sunken eyes and passing little or no urine
you're pregnant
you're over 60
your baby or young child has suspected food poisoning
you have a long-term underlying condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), heart valve disease, diabetes or kidney disease
you have a weak immune system – for example, because of medication, cancer treatment or HIV

In these situations, your GP may send off a stool sample for analysis and prescribe antibiotics, or they may refer you to hospital so you can be looked after more closely.
How is food contaminated?

Food can become contaminated at any stage during production, processing or cooking. For example, it can be contaminated by:

not cooking food thoroughly (particularly meat)
not correctly storing food that needs to be chilled at below 5C
leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
not sufficiently reheating previously cooked food
someone who is ill or who has dirty hands touching the food
eating food that has passed its "use by" date
the spread of bacteria between contaminated foods (cross-contamination)

Foods particularly susceptible to contamination if not handled, stored or cooked properly include:

raw meat and poultry
raw eggs
raw shellfish
unpasteurised milk
"ready-to-eat" foods, such as cooked sliced meats, pâté, soft cheeses and pre-packed sandwiches

Read more about the causes of food poisoning and preventing food poisoning.

825 days ago
replied the topic I see from your resume that you worked at CC&L for four years, and that's terrific. But I also noticed that you weren't promoted during that time. Why not? created by walker

CC&L is a great company, and thanks in part to my team's contributions, they are doing very well these days. But that wasn't always the case.

During the first two years that I worked there, people were being fired left and right, and just hanging onto my job was a feat.

Once the company began to turn around, [my boss] was offered a terrific job at a rival organization and it took CC&L six months to replace him, and when they did, the new boss was eager to bring in his own people. Once again, I tenaciously hung on to my job, and, even though I was long overdue for a promotion, I really didn't think that the timing was right for me to broach it. No one from the old staff was there to even vouch for my performance!

836 days ago
replied the topic Basic purpose of education & we? created by warrior

The main purpose of education is to strengthen your mind so that you can more easily learn to deal with specific challenges you will face throughout your life. Even though you will forget most of what you learned in school, the intense effort you spend struggling with difficult academic material tones your mind, just like how physical conditioning tones your body (even though it serves almost no practical purpose).

856 days ago
replied the topic Life of a wireless mouse battery? created by jonetar

Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions.
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replied the topic How to start a business? created by Robot

10 Steps to Starting a Business
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan
Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training
Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location
Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business
Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business
Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name ("Doing Business As")
Register your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number
Learn which tax identification number you'll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes
Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers' compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits
Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities
Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

Startup Resources
There are a number of available programs to assist startups, micro businesses, and underserved or disadvantaged groups. The following resources provide information to help specialized audiences start their own businesses.

Environmentally-Friendly "Green" Business

Home-Based Business

Online Business

Self Employment

Minority Owned Business

Veteran Owned Business

Woman Owned Business

You can save money when starting or expanding your business by using government surplus. From commercial real estate and cars, to furniture, computers and office equipment, find what you need for your business in one place.

859 days ago
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No, only you have to buy a new one.

860 days ago
replied the topic Which type of women should be your wife? created by defender

Just like character is the most important quality of a good guy, the woman you’re going to marry should have good character as well. When you find her, she is more valuable than anything. Here are 10 qualities of good future wife material:

1. She shares your beliefs
2. She makes you a better man
3. She’s trustworthy
4. She has ambition
5. She’s selfless
6. She’s attractive
7. She’s smart
8. She loves you unconditionally
9. She’s responsible
10. She gets along with your family and friends
& much more.......................

860 days ago
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862 days ago
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Buy a new one...............

862 days ago
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