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  1. Folding Microsoft Surface With Two Screens Is Reportedly Pocket-Sized Rumours of a dual-screen Surface have been kicking around for a little bit, but here's a surprising new detail: It's built for your pocket. That's what it sounds like, anyway. The revelation comes from an internal document obtained by The Verge, though Microsoft hasn't confirmed it. "It’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience," the document — which is merely quoted, rather than reprinted in its entirety — reads. From the sound of things, this dual-screen device isn't a Surface by way of the Nintendo DS. The folding screen lies on top of the hinge, meaning you see a single display when you crack open the device to use it. The Verge notes that Microsoft's "current engineering samples" resemble 3D concept art created by the Austria-based designer David Breyer, who used existing patents as a guide. While the device is still in development — Microsoft is reportedly experimenting with a stylus, as well as different ARM processors — and could still be cancelled, the document says there's a tentative plan to release in 2018. As with any rumour, take all of this with some measure of scepticism. Absent any official statement or reveal from Microsoft, none of this is confirmed.
  2. Puzzle: River Crossing A farmer wants to cross a river and take with him a wolf, a goat, and a cabbage. There is a boat that can fit himself plus either the wolf, the goat, or the cabbage. If the wolf and the goat are alone on one shore, the wolf will eat the goat. If the goat and the cabbage are alone on the shore, the goat will eat the cabbage. How can the farmer bring the wolf, the goat, and the cabbage across the river? Answer: Did you solve the puzzle? Was it easy? Tell us in the section below!
  3. Microsoft Solitaire turns 30 years old today and still has 35 million monthly players Microsoft is attempting to set a new Solitaire record today Microsoft’s Solitaire game is turning 30 years old today. Microsoft is celebrating the occasion with a world record attempt of the most games of Microsoft Solitaire completed in one day. 35 million people still play Solitaire monthly, according to Microsoft, with more than 100 million hands played daily around the world. Microsoft's iconic Solitaire computer game turns 30 years old today. The iconic card game was first digitised as part of Windows 3.0, which was released on May 22, 1990 Microsoft's iconic Solitaire computer game turns 30 years old today. The iconic card game was first digitised as part of Windows 3.0, which was released on May 22, 1990 Microsoft Solitaire was originally included as part of Windows 3.0 back in 1990, designed specifically to teach users how to use a mouse. Grabbing virtual cards and dropping them in place taught the basics of drag-and-drop in Windows, which we still use today in many parts of the operating system. Microsoft Solitaire, originally known as Windows Solitaire, is one of the most played games in the world as it shipped in every version of Windows for more than two decades. That means it has shipped on more than a billion PCs, and it only stopped being a dedicated part of Windows with the release of Windows 8 in 2012. Microsoft intern Wes Cherry initially programmed the game, and pixel art and Mac GUI pioneer Susan Kare designed the original card deck. Cherry initially programmed a “boss mode” into Windows Solitaire, with a fake spreadsheet designed to fool bosses and co-workers. Microsoft made Cherry remove the boss mode from the game before its release. If it had remained, it could have saved one man from being fired by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Solitaire is still actively played across the world by millions today, thanks to its broad appeal. It was even inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame last year. Microsoft has localized the game into 65 languages, and it’s played in more than 200 markets. Microsoft Solitaire only got its first major update back in 2012, coinciding with its removal from Windows 8 into a standalone app. The new app included five new game modes, daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox Live integration, and even the ability to choose a difficulty. This standalone app also led to Solitaire returning as part of Windows 10 back in 2015. It’s also now available across every major OS platform. If you want to help Microsoft reach its record attempt, Microsoft Solitaire is now available across Windows, iOS, Android, and even on the web.
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    Before I was a Mom/Dad

    Before I was a Mom/Dad Before I was a Dad. I made and ate hot meals. I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversations on the phone. Before I was a Dad. I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday. Before I was a Dad. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunisations. Before I was a Dad. I had never been pooped on, spit up on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers. Before I was a Dad. I had complete control of myself; my thoughts, my body, and my mind. I slept all night. Before I was a Dad. I never held down a screaming child so, that doctors could do tests or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Dad. I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Dad. Before I was a Dad. I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a father and his child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important. Before I was a Dad. I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderfulment, or the satisfaction of being a Dad. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Dad. Before I was a Mom. I made and ate hot meals. I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversations on the phone. Before I was a Mom. I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday. Before I was a Mom. I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies. Before I was a Mom. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunisations. Before I was a Mom. I had never been pooped on, spit up on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers. Before I was a Mom. I had complete control of myself; my thoughts, my body, and my mind. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom. I never held down a screaming child so, that doctors could do tests or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom. I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom. I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important. Before I was a Mom. I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderfulment, or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
  5. Stop Hate For Profit: Coca-Cola Joins Facebook Boycott Coke and Unilever will not advertise on Facebook and other social media platforms for the next 30 days. The giants have joined at least 90 others in the Stop Hate For Profit campaign. Its aim is to get Facebook to take action against racism and hate speech on the platform. Global consumer products giants Coke and Unilever on Friday joined a growing list of more than 90 advertisers that have temporarily pulled ads from Facebook but went a step further and pulled ads from other social media platforms over complaints the industry is profiting from hate speech. Coke said it will pause paid advertising on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days. Early on Friday, Unilever shook things up when it joined the ranks of Verizon and others who have backed the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign. But the global brand behind supermarket staples like Dove soap, Hellman’s mayonnaise and Lipton tea went a step further than the others. Not only will it stop advertising on Facebook and Instagram platforms in the US for the rest of 2020 - it is also staying away from Twitter. Twitter shares fell 7 percent on the news. Citing “divisiveness and hate speech during this polarized election period in the US,” Unilever went on to explain in a statement. “Continuing to advertise on these platforms at this time would not add value to people and society.” In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the NAACP and digital civil rights group Color of Change have urged companies to pressure Facebook to do more to stop hate speech. Twitter responded in a statement, saying it has developed policies and platform capabilities designed to protect and serve the public conversation and is committed to amplifying voices from under-represented communities and marginalized groups. And will continue to work with its business partners. In his weekly Facebook video chat with employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t address the protest directly but said Facebook will start labelling newsworthy content that would otherwise violate its policies. Unilever, the maker of household brands including Dove soap and Hellmann's mayonnaise, said it would stop advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S. through the end of the year. The company, which is one of the world's biggest marketing spenders, cited a need to end divisiveness and hate speech during a polarized election season. "Continuing to advertise on these platforms at this time would not add value to people and society," Unilever said in a statement. The announcement sent both social networks' shares lower on Friday, with Facebook closing down 8.3% and Twitter shares falling 7.4%. Updated Facebook will put warning labels on posts that break its rules but are considered newsworthy, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday. The new policy marks a reversal for Zuckerberg and comes as more brands pledge to stop advertising on the social network until it does more to curb hate speech and harmful content. The decision opens the door for Facebook to label posts by President Trump, much as Twitter has done with some of the president's tweets about mail-in ballots and the protests against racism and police brutality. When Trump posted the same messages on Facebook, the social network did nothing, saying the posts did not break its rules. Zuckerberg did not mention the advertising boycott, even as several big brands said they would halt spending on the platform. Zuckerberg also announced a number of new policies aimed at cracking down on voter suppression and curbing hate speech. He said Facebook will ban a wider category of hateful content in ads, including those targeting immigrants. It will take additional steps to ban posts that make false claims about voting. And it will put labels on all posts discussing voting, linking to "authoritativeinformation." Rashad Robinson, Color of Change's president, described Zuckerberg's announcement as "11 minutes of wasted opportunity to commit to change" and renewed his call to advertisers to pull their money from the platform.
  6. What was Symbian OS? Symbian OS was the most widely-used smartphone operating system in the world until 2010, when it was overtaken by Android. Development of Symbian OS was discontinued in May 2014. Symbian OS began as an operating system called EPOC, which was developed in the 1980s by a company named Psion. In 1998, in a joint venture with telephone manufacturers Nokia, Ericsson, and Motorola, Psion became Symbian, Ltd., and EPOC became Symbian OS. In 2008, Nokia acquired Symbian, and the majority of Symbian OS's source code was released under an open source license. At the time, it was one of the largest open-source code bases ever released to the public. As of 2014, developers are no longer able to publish new Symbian applications, but existing applications are still available for download. Symbian’s origins are firmly routed in the PDA world. It sprang from an OS developed by Psion for its handheld organisers — pictured below is a precursor OS to the one that evolved into Symbian. A PDF flavour was certainly evident in some of the Symbian variants that subsequently made it to market on different hardware. Symbian’s clear run extended right through to the mid noughties, as Nokia pumped out a steady stream of candybars, flips phones and other weird/wonderful form-factors from cylinders to spherical squares, all powered by its various flavours of the OS. This was Symbian cooking on gas. The crunch time for the OS came when Apple’s iPhone arrived in 2007 to usher in the capacitive touchscreen era, putting a new more fluid touch-centric user experience at the fore and elbowing out keypads, Qwertys and fiddly menu systems that relied on wielding a stylus to navigate. The iPhone’s arrival was of course compounded by Android’s debut in 2008. Soon a whole army of touchscreen iPhones and iClones were crowding into a mobile playground that had formerly been Nokia’s and Symbian’s to rule. Unlike Symbian, these incoming platforms were starting fresh — designed for the Internet era, not the quaint pocket PDA. Android and iOS had huge advantage over the decade-old Symbian platform. Symbian was stuck in its own folder-strewn rut, desperately needing to evolve to compete in the slick new mobile world order. Add to that, Android was free for mobile makers to use vs Symbian’s licensing fee model. Symbian was being outgunned and out-priced. A crushing combination for any long-in-the-tooth technology. Symbian’s great strengths as an OS were its kernel, which supported highly complex real-time system apps, and networking stack, which unlike the competition was written for mobile so was built for switching between radio technologies. Symbian also had platform security implemented in the kernel, making it robust in a way he argues Android is not. “It was virtually impossible to hack the system. Look at Android even today, it struggles with a load of malware, etc. This would not have happened to Symbian. But despite these native strengths at the OS level, failure to unify and evolve the user interface fast enough killed Symbian — by pushing mobile users into the arms of rivals who focused on usability first. As is often the case with prominent technologies, not changing fast enough, got the better of Symbian. Whether it was down to: leadership miss-management Complexities of its OS An outdated user interface Industry politics Or a combination of all those things is hard to say. Regardless of the specific combination of reasons, the cautionary outcome always remains the same: innovate or die.
  7. Managing Passwords Typing in a password to access one of the tens or hundreds of services that we use has become such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely give it a second thought. Quite often we try to keep our passwords simple and easy to remember so we can move quickly past logging in and get on with what matters. That is just one of the many mistakes we make when it comes to something that we rely on to secure a part of our digital identity. Tips for Selecting & Managing Passwords Never reveal your passwords to others. Use different passwords for different accounts. Use multi-factor authentication (MFA). Length trumps complexity. Make passwords that are hard to guess but easy to remember. Complexity still counts. Use a password manager. 5 common password mistakes you should avoid 1. Password recycling One of the most common and prevalent mistakes is password recycling. The problem often starts with the creation of the password itself. Often, people create passwords that are easy to remember, which usually means that they are short and simple, although now most services have requirements for a minimum length and the types of characters that must be included. Once we have memorized the password and then sign up for another service, and another, and another, we don’t want to have to remember another one, and another one, and another one, so we reuse the password we have already committed to memory. According to a Google survey, 52% of respondents reuse the same password for multiple accounts, while a surprising 13% use the same password for all their accounts. Substituting letters for numbers or lower case for upper case and vice versa is also considered password recycling, although some might consider it to be a slight improvement. The gravest problem with password recycling is that it opens you up to credential stuffing. That is an account takeover attack that leverages bots to hammer sites with login attempts using stolen access credentials from data breaches at other sites until they stumble upon the right combination of new site and “old” credentials. As you can see, diversifying your passwords is in your best interest. 2. Creating simple passwords As we have already mentioned, a lot of the problems begin when the passwords are created. Simple ones tend to lead the pack. You may have seen the movie Wrongfully Accused, where Leslie Nielsen attempts to hack a computer by guessing the login credentials, which simply turn out to be Login and Password. If you think that in real-life people are more careful about their choice of passwords, sadly you would be wrong. An annually compiled list goes to show that when it comes to passwords, people make questionable choices, with 12345 and password ranking in the top five most popular passwords. Aside from simple patterns and obvious words, a frequent mistake you may be making when creating passwords is incorporating details into the password from our personal lives that can be easily guessed or found. Six of ten US adults have incorporated a name (theirs, their spouse’s, children’s or pet’s name) or a birthday into their passwords. Ideally, switching to a strong passphrase is preferable to using a password. Two-factor authentication (2FA) should also be activated when possible, since it adds an extra layer of security against various types of attacks aimed at revealing your login credentials. 3. Storing passwords in plain text. Another oft-occurring mistake is writing down our passwords. This takes two forms: jotting them down on paper or sticky notes, or saving them in spreadsheets or text documents on our computers or smartphones. In the case of the former: unless the bad actor wants to add breaking and entering onto their record, there is no way to access it. That’s not saying that you should write them down or have them just lying about; if you do (but don’t!), they should be more of hints that help you remember, and should be stored in a place safe from prying eyes. In the case of storing them on your devices, you have a series of challenges you are contending with. If hackers hack your device and rummage through it, they will have access, with little to no effort, to a whole trove of sensitive data, including your passwords that you stored in plain text. Alternatively, if your device gets compromised by malware that copies your data and sends them to a remote server, a bad actor can access all your accounts before you have a chance to notice. Or, in some cases, they can just go through your device with a fine-toothed comb to see if they can find any exploitable data on it, including the file with the passwords. It suffices to say that storing passwords in plain text on any connected device is a bad idea. 4. Sharing passwords “Sharing is caring” does apply to a lot of areas in life, but passwords are an exception. Yet some would beg to differ, like the 43% of US respondents who admitted to sharing their passwords in the past with someone else. Those included passwords to streaming services, email accounts, social media accounts, and even online shopping accounts. Over half of them said they shared their password with their significant others. While sharing a password to a streaming service account is a widespread phenomenon, it is less dangerous than the rest of the mentioned choices. Once you share your password with someone else, the security of your account plummets dangerously, since you’ve lost your tight grip on it. You cannot be sure how it will be handled and if the person you trusted with it won’t share it with someone else. A lot of rides on how you shared the password: did you type it in for them into your account and save it? Or did you perhaps send it to them by email or through an instant messaging app in plain text form? In the case of the latter, you are at the mercy of their discretion and you must hope that their devices are secure, since we have discussed the implications of saving a password in plain text form in the previous section. Another important thing to remember is that if you shared your password to any communication platforms you use, the people you shared them with can wreak havoc on your relationships, be it business or personal, since they can now log in under your identity. If you shared your credentials to any of your online shopping platforms and your payment methods are saved, then the party you shared with can easily rack up a bill on your credit card, which you may live to regret. Even if the person you’re sharing your credentials with is your spouse, keeping all your eggs in one basket is ill-advised. 5. Changing passwords periodically (without giving it much thought) Some organizations force their users to change their passwords every two or three months “for security reasons”. But contrary to popular belief, changing your password regularly – without evidence of a password breach – doesn’t automatically make your account more secure or harder to hack. Secure Password Make it long — This is the most critical factor. Choose nothing shorter than 15 characters, more if possible. Use a mix of characters — The more you mix up letters (upper-case and lower-case), numbers, and symbols, the more potent your password is, and the harder it is for a brute force attack to crack it. Avoid common substitutions — Password crackers are hip to the usual substitutions. Whether you use DOORBELL or D00R8377, the brute force attacker will crack it with equal ease. These days, random character placement is much more effective than common leetspeak* substitutions. (*leetspeak definition: an informal language or code used on the Internet, in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters.) Don’t use memorable keyboard paths — Much like the advice above not to use sequential letters and numbers, do not use sequential keyboard paths either (like qwerty). These are among the first to be guessed. Strong Password with Examples A strong hacker will have a dictionary-based system that cracks this type of password. If you must use a single word, misspell it as best as you can or insert numbers for letters. Use a word or phrase and mix it with shortcuts, nicknames, and acronyms. abbreviations, upper- and lower-case letters provide easy to remember but secure passwords. For example: “Pass Go and collect $200”– p@$$GOandCLCt$200 “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall” — humTdumt$@t0nAwa11 “It is raining cats and dogs!”– 1tsrAIn1NGcts&DGS! You may also find remembering a sentence for your password if it refers to something easy for you, but complex for others, such as; “The first house I ever lived in was 601 Lake Street. Rent was $300 per month.” You could use “TfhIeliw601lS.Rw$3pm.” You took the first letters of each word, and you created a powerful password with 21 digits. If you want to reuse passwords across numerous accounts, this technique is particularly useful as it makes them easy to remember. Even though, as already mentioned, you really should use separate passwords, you can customize each per account. Utilizing the same phrase as above, “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall” we created a secure and reliable password, and now you can use it on Amazon, Netflix, or Google accounts: Here are good password examples using this technique. AMZn+humTdumt$@t0nAwa11 humTdumt$@t0nAwa11@gOoGL humTdumt$@t0nAwa114netFLX Password Manager Here are some of the best password managers: Dashlane. The free version of Dashlane is a capable password manager for a single device, capable of storing logins for up to 50 accounts in a secure vault with multi-factor authentication, Like LastPass, it can do much more than just fill in passwords for you; it can also store all kinds of information and fill out forms with delivery addresses and contact details automatically. So far so good, but Dashlane's premium service is even more impressive. Not only does it let you synchronize all your passwords across all your devices (both desktop and mobile), it also monitors the dark web for data breaches and sends you personalized alerts if any of your stored details appear in a batch of stolen data. There's secure file storage too (ideal for scanned ID documents, insurance policies and receipts) and even a VPN for browsing the web more securely via Wi-Fi hotspots. Unsurprisingly, all of this comes at a price, and Dashlane's premium plan is one of the most expensive options around, but the extra services (plus remote account access and priority support) do justify the cost. LastPass. The free version of LastPass is superb, but premium accounts are very reasonably priced and offer an extremely useful extra feature: the ability to log into apps on your phone. Very few password managers offer this, and it could prove invaluable if you ever lose your phone, preventing people accessing your emails and social media. LastPass is easy to use, super secure, packed with features, and offers both free and premium tiers so you can choose the option that suits you best. All data is stored using AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256 and salted hashes to keep them secure - and it's not limited to passwords either. You can also store credit card details and delivery addresses so they can be entered automatically when you're shopping online, plus encrypted notes, details of insurance policies and much more besides. One of the best features is its support for multi-factor authentication, which helps protect you from phishing attempts by requiring an additional form of authorization to log into your accounts, such as a code generated by a mobile app or a fingerprint scan. Although it's becoming more widespread, not all sites and services offer this yet, so having all your logins secured in a vault that's protected this way is a real boon. Keeper Password Manager There's no free version of Keeper Password Manager, but you can try it for 30 days before deciding whether to commit to a subscription. As you'd expect from a purely premium product, Keeper is one of the most sophisticated password managers around. Not only does it offer plugins for every major browser, plus mobile apps for iOS and Android, it's also available as a desktop app for Windows, macOS and Linux. There's support for biometric authentication on mobile devices too, and syncs your data across an unlimited number of devices. Like the paid-for version of Dashlane, Keeper will warn you if any of your passwords appear in a data breach. It will also alert you if any of your passwords are particularly weak, or have been re-used, and help you create strong replacements. There's an excellent family plan as well. This not only protects the login details of everyone in your household, it also lets you share files securely between one another and offers an encrypted messaging tool that's a solid alternative to WhatsApp if you'd prefer to avoid Facebook products. 1Password Features packed into this excellent password management tool include a strong password generator, username and password storage, secure sharing, and an intuitive user interface. It even includes a built-in “watchtower” service designed to notify you of ongoing website breaches. The software’s digital wallet securely saves everything from logins and credit card information to sticky notes and network passwords. The developers are so confident in this tool’s security that they offered a $100,000 prize for anyone who could break it. 1Password’s biggest drawback is the lack of a free version, the subscription not only allows you to sync everything locally, but sync your info between computers too via Dropbox, iCloud, or another convenient method. NordPass. Is a very capable password manager with browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera, as well as desktop apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux, plus iOs and Android mobile devices. As well as storing encrypted passwords, NordPass can also suggest strong passwords as well as offer to safely and securely store credit card and banking details for faster checkouts on ecommerce websites. With the premium edition, you can then sync this information across up to 6 devices per licence. The free version only allows one, but you get to try out other premium features for a week. Another positive is that there is no limitation to the number of passwords you can save, unlike some others that have restrictions. However, one limitation is that it won't autofill forms such as for your name and address and email, like some other password managers offer. Overall, though, Nordpass is a very capable password manager that does a little more than would be expected, and though the missing autofill is annoying, apparently, it's currently in development for a future release. RoboForm. The free version is superb, providing you with a secure vault for your logins (though you also have the option of only storing your data on your device if you prefer), an auditing tool to help you identify weak or duplicated passwords, and a password generator for replacing them with strong, unguessable combinations of numbers, letters and special characters. RoboForm is another versatile password manager, with plugins for all the major browsers and mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Unlike LastPass, the free version of RoboForm doesn't sync your passwords across multiple devices. For that you'll need a premium subscription, but prices are very reasonable. You'll also get a host of other useful features, including the ability to share logins securely, multi-factor authentication, and priority 24/7 support.
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    5 Riddles

    5 Riddles 1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him? 2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be? 3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away? 4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? 5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so! Answers Did you solve all the riddles? Tell us in the section below!
  9. Here's What 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G And 5G Actually Mean! 1. 1 G 1G, the first generation of the phone was developed around the 1990s. The connection of these phones was purely analog and the phones looked like the ones seen in the above picture. Only voice calling was possible on these phones! 2. 2G 2G, actually made the texting possible. It became a real thing to actually send texts over which was not possible before, so it was really a great step forward in the technological world! 3. 3G 3G, actually made video calling possible. However, there were some disturbances and the picture quality were also not at par. It took a while to download the data on 3G, but it is much better than the 2G technology! 4. 4G 4G, revolutionized the gaming world! The speed is too much better than the 3G phones and video calling is also possible in an uninterrupted manner! 5. 5G Is it very different to 4G? Yes, it's a brand-new radio technology, but you might not notice vastly higher speeds at first because 5G is likely to be used by network operators initially as a way to boost capacity on existing 4G (LTE - Long-Term Evolution) networks, to ensure a more consistent service for customers. The speed you get will depend on which spectrum band the operator runs the 5G technology on and how much your carrier has invested in new masts and transmitters. The fastest current 4G mobile networks offer about 45Mbps (megabits per second) on average, although the industry is still hopeful of achieving 1Gbps (gigabit per second = 1,000Mbps). Chipmaker Qualcomm reckons 5G could achieve browsing and download speeds about 10 to 20 times faster in real-world (as opposed to laboratory) conditions. 5G will provide the speed, low latency and connectivity to enable a new generation of applications, services and business opportunities that have not been seen before. There are three major categories of use case for 5G: Massive machine to machine communications – also called the Internet of Things (IoT) that involves connecting billions of devices without human intervention at a scale not seen before. This has the potential to revolutionise modern industrial processes and applications including agriculture, manufacturing and business communications. Ultra-reliable low latency communications – mission critical including real-time control of devices, industrial robotics, vehicle to vehicle communications and safety systems, autonomous driving and safer transport networks. Low latency communications also opens up a new world where remote medical care, procedures, and treatment are all possible Enhanced mobile broadband – providing significantly faster data speeds and greater capacity keeping the world connected. New applications will include fixed wireless internet access for homes, outdoor broadcast applications without the need for broadcast vans, and greater connectivity for people on the move. For communities, 5G will enable the connection of billions of devices for our smart cities, smart schools and smart homes, smart and safer vehicles, enhance health care and education, and provide a safer and more efficient place to live. For businesses and industry, 5G and IoT will provide a wealth of data allowing them to gain insights into their operations like never before. Businesses will operate and make key decisions driven by data, innovate in agriculture, smart farms and manufacturing, paving the way for cost savings, better customer experience and long term growth. New and Emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality will be accessible by everyone. Virtual reality provides connected experiences that were not possible before. With 5G and VR you will be able to travel to your favourite city, watch a live football match with the feeling of being at the ground, or even be able to inspect real estate and walk through a new home all from the comfort of your couch. 5G will keep us connected in tomorrow’s smart cities, smart homes and smart schools, and enable opportunities that we haven’t even thought of yet. 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband and IoT will revolutionise agriculture and farming.
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    Secrets to Inner Peace

    Secrets to Inner Peace…. If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time. If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without alcohol, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, then you are probably the Family Dog! Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, Pee on it and walk away!!
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    Annoy Stuff

    Annoy Stuff People who point at their wrist while asking for the time. I know where my watch is buddy, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the bathroom is? People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually. People who waving money to try to get served, there’s a queuing system for fairness. Everyone at the bar has money and intends to use that money to buy a drink. Holding out a tenner as evidence of this won’t get you to the front of the line. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Screw off. What good is a goddamn cake if you can't eat it? What, should I eat someone else's cake instead? When people say "It's always in the last place you look". Of course, it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? When people say, while watching a movie "Did you see that?" No, paid $25.00 to come to the theatre and stare at the frigging ceiling up there. What did you come here for? When something is "new and improved", which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it. When a cop pulls you over and then asks if you know how fast you were going? You should know a*shole, you are the one who frigging pulled me over. When people say "Life is short." What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What? Are they going to do something that's longer? When people ask "Can I BORROW a piece of paper?" Sure, but please don't return the favour! It's one god damn piece of paper! People who use reply all the time, it is a great function when you’re working on a group project or delivering information to your whole family in one fell swoop. However, in most settings, there’s no reason to deliver your response to everyone on an email chain. When you are waiting for the bus and someone ask you "Did the bus come yet?" If the bus came, I would not be standing here! People who ask "Can I ask you a question?" Didn't really give me a choice there, did you buddy?
  12. Brand New iOS Jailbreak Tool Can Unlock Any iPhone Or iPad The iPhone jailbreak community has a new tool at its disposal that will unlock any iPhone or iPad running any iOS version from iOS 11 to iOS 13.5. Called Unc0ver, the iOS jailbreak uses a 0-day vulnerability issue that could be patched soon. But it can currently offer unrestricted access to the software of iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and the latest iPad Pros. Jailbreaking or rooting refers to unlocking a phone from the manufacturer’s software protections allows users to sideload apps, and gives them more control of the device. That’s not to be confused with unlocking a phone which was purchased from a carrier and which might be locked to that operator’s network out of the box. Some iPhone users have relied on jailbreaks to run software that never made it to the App Store or to study the security of iOS, and jailbreaking has been around for almost as long as iOS. Hackers who discovered hardware or software security issues that allowed them to unlock access to the iPhone operating system have been playing a cat-and-mouse game with Apple for years. As soon as they’d find some new vulnerabilities ta attack, Apple would patch them. It’s now 2020 and jailbreaking a phone or tablet is probably not what most people want to do, or have to. But a hacker group just released the most important jailbreak software in years, a tool that can break not just old devices, but also the latest iPhone 11, 2020 iPad Pro, and iPhone SE. Even better, Pwn20wnd’s Unc0ver tool works on the newest iOS release, which came out just a few days ago. The jailbreak will not compromise battery life or other Apple services, including iMessage, Apple Pay, and iCloud. The hackers say the jailbreak preservers Apple’s user data protections and doesn’t undermine iOS’s sandbox security. “This jailbreak basically just adds exceptions to the existing rules,” Pwn20wnd, told WIRED. “It only enables reading new jailbreak files and parts of the file system that contain no user data.” Even so, you should tread carefully when attempting to use such tools on your devices, make sure you understand what jailbreaking means and what the risks are. We won’t tell you how to do it, and most people probably shouldn’t go for it in the first place.
  13. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Here are the finalists: The award winners will be announced on 13 November.
  14. Sweetening The Deal A used car salesman was having a little trouble selling a particular car to a young man. Finally, the salesman said, “I’ll tell you what. If you buy this car, you can have that cute blonde in my office for the rest of the afternoon.” So, the young man bought the car and took the blonde out to Lover’s Lane. As he put his arm around her, he whispered something into her ear. “Oh, no!” she replied: “You already got that when you bought this car!”
  15. You Know You're Drinking Too Much Coffee When...... Charles Manson thinks you need to calm down. Instant coffee takes too long. People get dizzy just watching you. Some farmer in Colombia names his donkey after you. Starbucks gives you your own parking spot. The only time you're standing still is during an earthquake. When someone says. "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop." You answer the door before people knock. You can outlast the Energizer bunny. You can play the “Minute Waltz” in 38 seconds. You can't even remember your second cup. You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore. You don't get mad, you get steamed. You don't sweat, you percolate. You don't tan, you roast. You get a speeding ticket even when you're parked. You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee. You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee. You grind your coffee beans in your mouth. You sleep with your eyes open. You have a bumper sticker that says: "Coffee drinkers are good in the sack." You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug. You have a tattoo that says, “Born to Brew.” You watch videos in fast-forward. You haven’t yawned since 2016. You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse. You lick your coffeepot clean. You name your cats "Cream" and "Sugar." You ski uphill. You sleep with your eyes open. You soak your dentures in coffee overnight. You speed walk in your sleep. You think being called a "drip" is a compliment. You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in. You want to be cremated just so you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can. Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil. Your eyes stay open when you sneeze. Your favourite coffee shop has a day in your honour. Your first-aid kit contains two pints of coffee with an I.V. hook-up. Your lover uses soft lights, romantic music, and a glass of iced coffee to get you in the mood. Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale. Your nicknames for your kids are “Star” and “Buck.” Your Thermos is on wheels. Your three favourite things in life are...coffee before, coffee during and coffee after. Your T-shirt says, "Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's blend." You're offended when people use the word "brew" to mean beer. You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers. You've worn out the handle on your favourite mug. You've worn the finish off your coffee table. You introduce your spouse as your coffee-mate.
  16. Employee Benefits A woman, searching for a job, inquired about the benefits. The Personnel Manager informed her they had group health and life insurance, but the costs were deducted from the employee's pay. She said, "My last employer had full health coverage, as well as five years’ salary for life insurance and a month's sick leave AND they paid the full premiums." "I can't help but asking madam why you would leave a job with such benefits," the interviewer replied. The woman shrugged her shoulders and said: "The company went bankrupt."
  17. If a child refuses to nap……Are they guilty of resisting a rest.
  18. Why did the cannibal leave the restaurant? Because he got cold feet.
  19. Man goes into a shop, do you sell helicopter crisps……Shopkeeper, sorry, we only sell plane ones.
  20. What do elves learn in school……The elf-abet.
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