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Google Drive to offer free storage in the cloud
Google is expected to shortly launch a major new consumer service offering cloud-based storage for photos and other online content.
The effort – dubbed Google Drive – is likely to offer 5GB (gigabytes) of free storage with more available for a monthly fee. It would challenge services including Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Experts suggest it could also force rival Facebook to enter the cloud market.
April 24, 2012 in Android, Google, Hardware, Linux, Netbooks, Technology, Ubuntu
Tagged Android, chrome, Chrome OS, chromebook, cloud, Cloud computing, Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, gdrive, Gigabyte, Google, google android, google drive, gOS, Microsoft, OS, Skydrive, wikipedia, Windows Live SkyDrive
Posted in Memorial, Music
Tagged Billy Bryans, bryans, cancer, celebrities, Conditions and Diseases, entertainment, health, Lung, lung cancer, parachute club, Support Groups, Video, www youtube
Has our world gone upside down? False allegations against teachers and why it’s not like the old days anymore
We expect teachers to be educators, psychologist and the parent. However what do you do when children make false allegations?
A substitute teacher, was investigated after a student made false allegations over a banana. Unfortunately there is no middle ground and common sense. One false accusation will destroy a teacher. We hardly even have male teachers in school. There must be consequences for false allegations, however what is the solution? Is education like the good old days? Maybe we need video camera‘s in the class? What do we do about parachute parents or bad teachers?
April 24, 2012 in Canada, Education, News
Tagged Allegation, BC, education, Educators, false, False accusations, Men, NASUWT, people, teacher, Violence and Abuse
Now is that evil or what? It was almost like she hired me just to get my kidney
A New York Long Island woman said she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.
Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, filed a formal complaint with the New York State Human Rights Commission last Friday, claiming her boss used her for her organ then fired her “after the woman got what she wanted.” Stevens’ boss, 61-year-old Jackie Brucia, is one of the West Islip controllers for Atlantic Automotive Group, a billion-dollar dealership operator. Brucia hired Stevens in January 2009 as an assistant. ”She just started treating me horribly, viciously, inhumanly after the surgery,” Stevens told ABCNews.com. “It was almost like she hired me just to get my kidney.”
April 24, 2012 in News
Tagged Atlantic Automotive Group, Debbie Stevens, donate, Human Rights, Jackie Brucia, kidney, Long Island, New York, New York State Human Rights Commission, NY, Stevens, West Islip New York
New Flashback variant silently infects Macs
A new Flashback Trojan has been discovered that infects Macs without prompting the user for a password. If you haven’t updated Java on your Mac, or disabled it entirely, you could be a victim.
April 24, 2012 in Apple, News, Technology
Tagged Apple, Flashback, flashback trojan, infection, Java, mac, Macintosh, Malware, password, Symantec, trojan, Trojan Horses, virus
Alberta votes to keep the right progressive. With the Federal Conservatives looking more like the Wildrose party and working to help the party, and not the Progressive Conservatives, has the relationship been strained?
Originally posted on National Post | News:
HIGH RIVER, ALTA — Defying the odds of pollsters and naysayers, Alberta’s long-ruling Progressive Conservatives elected their 12th straight majority government Monday night.
Despite the most contentious election campaign in living memory, the Tories were on track to become the longest ruling provincial party in Canadian history.
Posted in Alberta, election, News, politics
Tagged Alberta, alberta election, alison redford, canada, Conservatives, Danielle Smith, election, Majority, only 20 seats, PC, Personal computer, politics, progressive, Progressive Conservative, Progressive Conservatives, right-wing, wildrose, Wildrose Alliance Party
iCarly – I Dream a Dance absolutely funny episode
Watching iCarly “I Dream a Dance” with the family on Netflix and I have to say that this is an absolutely funny episode. If you are looking for a little humour it’s a good watch for anyone!
April 22, 2012 in Entertainment, Funny
Tagged Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Carly, Dance, Dream, funny, I Dream a Dance, iCarly, Jennette McCurdy, jokes, netflix, Nickelodeon, Television, United States
Ontario general election, 1999 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ontario Liberals and New Democrats are meeting again today, trying to negotiate a deal before Tuesday’s crucial budget vote to keep the minority government alive and avoid another election.
Sources with both parties confirm the talks continued all weekend, but aren’t saying when NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Premier Dalton McGuinty will hold a face-to-face meeting.
THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE HAS REQUESTED AN “AMBER ALERT” FOR AN ABDUCTED CHILD IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA.
TORONTO, April 21, 2012 /CNW/ -
Victim’s name: Joshua LOW
Date of Birth: 28 April 2003 (8 years of age)
Physical Description: Oriental
Height- 4 ft
Weight- 40-45 lbs
Hair color- Black
Eye color- Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing dark hooded sweat shirt, blue and yellow shoes.
Believed to be in the company of: “Jessica” Yi Qing LOW-ZHEN
Date of Birth: 28 August 1966 (45 years of age)
Physical Description: Oriental
Height- 5 ft 1″
Weight- Thin build
Hair color- Long black hair
Eye color- Brown
Click here for photos and more details from the Toronto Police Services
Posted in Canada, Emergencies, News, Ontario, Toronto
Tagged $2000, Amber Alert, BAME697, Black hair, Brown, corolla, four−door, Human hair color, Joshua LOW, Metro Areas, Ontario, Qing Dynasty, Toronto, Toronto Police Service, toyota
So far Google Chrome has not seen much traction. With a new version of Windows coming out soon, Google will need to somehow pull itself from obscurity. I have always thought that the problem is the price point and applications. With so much focus on Android, how does Chrome fit in? Chrome, the browser, is already doing well. But will Chrome, the OS, ever get any headway? http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/255604/scitech/technology/is-google-chrome-looking-more-and-more-like-windows
With all of the controversy over a the Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine, I thought it would be good to look at the following book. Remember the movie Gattaca? Unlike those who believe in “weeding out imperfection”, what happens in communities that prefer boys or girls? Please take time to read and review the following book “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men”.
Book: Unnatural Selection
Posted in Canada, health, Multiculturalism
Tagged Assisted Human Reproduction Act, canada, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Gattaca, india, Indo-Canadian, Reproductive Medicine, sex selection, Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine
XOLO X900, First Smartphone with Intel Inside Launches
Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside. The device will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23rd April at a best-buy street price of approximately INR 22000.
Lava also announced its long-term partnership with Croma, a national chain of mega stores of consumer electronics and durables, for promotion and sale of the XOLO X900.
April 20, 2012 in Smartphones, Technology
Tagged Android, best-buy, cell, Consumer electronics, india, inr 22000, Intel, Intel Atom, intel inside, lava, Mobile phone, phone, smartphone, x900, xolo