Monthly Archives: August 2012

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The Next Internet? Inside PARC’s Vision of Content Centric Networking | Xconomy

The fundamental idea behind Content Centric Networking is that to retrieve a piece of data, you should only have to care about what you want, not where it’s stored. Rather than transmitting a request for a specific file on a specific server, a CCN-based browser or device would simply broadcast its interest in that file, and the nearest machine with an authentic copy would respond.

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How Alcohol Companies Are Targeting Kids |

Parents might do their best to shield their kids from advertising related to alcohol, but alcohol marketers are doing their best to reach them anyway. That’s the finding of new research that discovered that the content of alcohol ads placed in magazines is more likely to violate industry guidelines if the ad appears in a magazine with sizable youth readership.

The research, which was done by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that ads in magazines with a substantial youth readership (15 percent or more) frequently showed alcohol being consumed in an irresponsible manner.

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Your Data for a Donut: The Price of Paying With Your Phone |

Among the many cravings your smartphone can satisfy, add fat, sugar and caffeine to the list.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new mobile payment app released today lets you set up an account and pay by scanning an on-screen barcode at the checkout counter. As with Starbucks’ popular mobile app, the system works like a glorified gift card. You can add money to your account by feeding the app your credit card information, and in the case of the Dunkin’ Donuts app you can send gift cards to friends. The Starbucks app tracks your purchases and rewards frequent buyers with free drinks.

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Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? |

Depression and diet may be related. Some preliminary research suggests that having a poor diet can make you more vulnerable to depression. Researchers in Britain looked at depression and diet in more than 3,000 middle-aged office workers over the course of five years. They found that people who ate a junk food diet — one that was high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression.

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Imperial Theme Duo Floppy Drive Version | sh4dowww90

It is useless to resist. The Emperor is your master now.

The Anti-Google Movement is Gaining Momentum | Site Reference – Internet Marketing Articles

I have been always providing “great content” and got myriads of natural organic links plus all those things Google demands you to do. All that white hat SEO stuff people recommend to you. It doesn’t work though. Yes, I said it.

White hat SEO does not work.

You can be the whitest hat alive like I was on this blog and in the end you get a kick in your guts. Black hat SEO gets you penalized even faster but white hat SEO does as well.

The only thing that works is SEO 2.0 as in my original concept. You have to become independent of Google. You need to establish an audience on social media and direct traffic alias subscribers and returning visitors. Google is not a reliable traffic source whatsoever.

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Stop Denying Benefits to Veterans with Mental Disorders |

Target: U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki

Goal: Award military benefits to veterans diagnosed with personality disorders.

Nearly 26,000 veterans have been denied military benefits after being diagnosed with a ‘pre-existing’ personality disorder. The military screens each recruit extensively to ensure that they’re psychologically healthy before enlisting, however, so clearly these conditions are not pre-existing. The military must award benefits to these men and women who have served our country.

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How to Tell If Your Boss Is a Narcissist– And 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Fired by One |

I learned about narcissistic personality disorder for the first time in 2003 during my training as a marriage and family therapist at Fairfield University.  When I read about the disorder and its symptoms, I was completely stunned.  I realized then that throughout my life, I’ve been plagued with the misery and suffering of having to work with a narcissist or report to one.

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Panoramic image: At home in a retired Boeing 727 – PhotoBlog

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