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June 10, 2009

Data storage mediums and the Development of Technology

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:04 pm

Data storage mediums and devices have been absolutely crucial to the development of most every modern technology there is. From the hand held digital audio player in your pocket, to the personal laptop computer in your bag, to the Blu Ray player you have at home, all of these devices rely on a variant of the same technology which allows them to write and read, and subsequently, process various data types; the .mp3s on your audio player, the text documents on your laptop, and the video and audio off of a Blu Ray disc on your Blu Ray player. Let’s take a look at the three most predominant types of mediums that exist today.
The laptop or desktop that you are likely currently using to read these words use what’s known as a hard disk drive. It’s core components consist of one, two, or more, rapidly spinning magnetic disks that are known as platters. An “arm”, as it is dubbed, extends over the platter when it is in operation, conveying data that was previously written to the disk to the device in which it is being used, or overwriting old data with new data that is being assigned to be written by that earlier mentioned device. Originally developed by IBM in 1956, it has now become the most popular storage medium for use in computers, but with new advancements in the development and manufacturing of Flash Memory, the mechanical, failure-prone hard drive medium is a dying breed that will eventually be entirely replaced by it’s solid state brethren. Speaking of computers, if you are having trouble obtaining one due to debt consolidation issues, you may need some Credit Counseling. In this area, the Community CCC can be of tremendous help to you in finding superb Credit Counseling help, I highly recommend them.
Your optical media mediums; Blu Ray, HD DVDs, CDs, are a bit different from the previous two. Like hard drives, the medium requires is and requires a spinning disc. However, the aparatus used to read and write data is quite different, and the medium itself, has differences as well. You’ve no doubt layed eyes on a CD or DVD before; it consists of a polycarbonic plastic based disc with a reflective material layed in on one side of platter.

May 27, 2009

Nebuad is out of Business

Filed under: Internet Issues — netmobil @ 6:53 pm

I am back in denver from Highlands Ranch…The Internet company NebuAd has closed their business after they have faced opposition about their methods of gathering Internet user’s information. The company, with their office located in Redwood City, California, was in business as a targeting advertising system that was to track Internet use for ad that could be made appealing to the interest of Internet surfers. There way of collecting information has come under question and the subscribers did not realize NeBuAd’s tactics. I wonder if they had a solid corporate, internet business, copyright lawyer for themselves.

At one point the company had over 30 Internet providers using their service, these users later filed a lawsuit for over $5 million dollars. There has also been a request to turn the suit into a class action lawsuit for the thousands of Internet subscribers. They must have had agood SEO service?
Documents that have been filed with the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California by NebuAd states they cease to exist with their closing. By the way if you spend a lot of time on the internet and you decide to obtain a new set of, it is highly recommended that you take into account the ergonomic aspects of the chairs. This is especially important if you send a lot of time on the computer, in my opinion. All in all, ergonomics are a key component of office chairs, and there has been a lot of research into this area recently.My friend who is a Denver trademark attorney was telling me about this stuff.
Phorm Inc. a British owned firm is having similar problems with Internet users concerned about their privacy. The company has deals with the three largest Internet providers that account for approximately 70 percent of the British broadband market.

April 8, 2009

Man Stopped For Speeding To Place Ebay Bid

Filed under: Legal Headlines — netmobil @ 10:47 pm

According to reports, State Police Trooper Dan McDonald stopped a driver from Fall City, identified as James Garrett age 46, for driving his vehicle at a speed of 110 miles per hour on Interstate 90 in the eastbound lanes. I hear about this happening in San Francisco, LA and Orange County, California before as well.

Garrett was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 when trooper McDonald spotted him passing other vehicles and clocked him at a speed of 100 miles per hour. The trooper got a second radar reading while trying to catch up to the driver to pull him over of 110 miles per hour.By the way if you need a reliable Orange County car accident lawyer then by all means check this law firm out, they also do Los Angeles personal injury and Orange County wrongful death legal matters, in addition to the car and truck accident stuff.

After Garrett was stopped he told trooper McDonald the reason he was speeding, was because he was late placing a bid on the Internet auction site Ebay prior to the auction ending. Someone I know who is a San Francisco DUI attorney and also federal criminal defense lawyer based in San Francisco was telling me about a similiar case.
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For his part, Trooper McDonald arrested Garrett for reckless driving, his car was impounded and he was placed in the King County Jail. According to trooper McDonald, Garrett has had multiple criminal convictions in the past for driving offenses. The officer did not go into detail what the other driving offenses were for that Garrett was convicted of, whether or not it was drunk driving, DUI, DWi, automobile accident related or whether or not he needed a bail bond. I hope for his sake he has a good car crash lawyer.

April 7, 2009

Mother Pleads Guilty In Philadelphia Craigslist Prostitution Case

Filed under: Internet Issues — netmobil @ 9:08 pm

The woman that made up half of the mother-daughter team in a Craigslist advertisement pleads guilty in a Philadelphia courtroom.

The advertisement with picture included of them sitting on a couch and in bold letters above the picture “Make The Right Choice And Call Us” with their post allegedly offering erotic services.

Tracy Young age 39 and her daughter Tami Smith age 22 were arrested after police officer Donald Paxton answered the post and visited their Northeast Philadelphia home in Port Richmond. Paxton was told the fee was $200 and he would start with the mother and finish with the daughter according to Officer Paxton on October 2, 2008.

For the $200 Paxton was told by Young he would get a full 30 minutes of service and when the women began to undress, he called in the other officers according to testimony by Paxton. By the way if you are in need of a competent Philadephia personal injury lawyer then may I suggest the offices of mark Rosenberg.

Both Young and her daughter were arrested, along with Young’s boyfriend David Riley who police arrested for having a small amount of marijuana. The charges against Riley were later dropped for lack of evidence.He must have had a good personal lawyer.

When sentenced May 14th Young will face from 3 months to 23 months in the county jail, along with 3 years of probation. Other charges of criminal use of a communication facility and criminal solicitation were dropped against Young in exchange for her guilty plea. Some people wonder about these types of cases because no personal injury was actually involved.

Young’s daughter Tami Smith will go to trial on April 17th for the alleged prostitution charges.

April 5, 2009

Technology Bringing Braille To Cell Phone Displays

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 9:45 pm

Technology involving Braille could make it possible with some learning to allow the blind to read mobile content. This will work by raised dots that will have an intense vibration, lower level vibration will be gaps and there are longer lasting buzzes. This according to the New Scientists the cell phone display is able to be read by the blind in approximately a little over one second.

At the University of Tampere in Finland to prove this new technology could work and work with existing cell phones they wrote custom software and used it with a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. This software is able to mimic the bumps that would be used by the blind. What is dependant to make this system work correctly is a cell phone that has a piezoelecrity layer in the display screen.

This is a large technological advance for the blind and should be put into use quickly, since there are no major barriers and the learning process is uncomplicated to be able to work the Braille cell phone.

March 13, 2009

Mortal Kombat Game Publisher in Trouble

Filed under: Legal Headlines — netmobil @ 9:31 pm

Midway Games, a video game publisher that created the popular video game, Mortal Komabat, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 12, 2009. They are obviously having some funding issues and non profit Debt Settlement as well. All in all, someone may need legal advise. On that note this leading site for Law Firm marketing and Attorney SEO firm can help with Lawyer lead generation, internet markting and the like.

One of their former majority share holders, Sumner Redstone, sold off 87 percent of his stake in the company in late November, 2008. A private investor by the name of Mark Thomas bought the shares for $100,000 plus $70 million in debt. This allowed Midway’s creditors to request full repayment for two series of Midway Bonds. After the Debt Settlement company obtained extensions from the bondholders, Midway decided to go ahead and file for bankruptcy protection so they could restructure the funding their debt without worrying about a Lawsuit. The company owed $150 million in debt to its bondholders. By the way if you need a competent Lawsuit Funding attorney I suggest happy Rock LLC as they are a superb outfit to help with your Debt Settlement cases overall.

Midway spokesman Geoffrey Mogilner reportedly stated, “We felt this was a logical next step for our organization, considering the change in control triggered the acceleration of the repayment options.” According to Moligner, the company will “reorganize and to come out on the other side stronger.”
Although Midway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, their business operations outside of the United States are not included in the filing. First Day Motions have been sought in the bankruptcy and Debt Settlement legal proceedings, by Midway, so that it can continue normal business operations and to maintain ordinary options.

January 28, 2009

Helicopter accident may have been prevented by Software

Filed under: Software News — netmobil @ 9:19 pm

I just returned from the Chicago area and wanted to share some news from the windy city: The NTSB had previously claimed that the pilot flying the medical helicopter which tragically struck the radio tower close to Aurora and killed 4 was simply flying at too low an altitude. Apparently, the helicopter had been equipped with a device that helps with navigation, but the software had inexplicably never been installed, unfortunately. This particular software very well may have signaled the pilot of the obstruction and prevented the said deadly personal injury accident.
The NTSB reported that the competent aircraft pilot Delbert Waugh was, for reasons as of yet unknown, flying many feet below the normal flight altitude.

Waugh had been transporting a 14 month old child, a nurse and paramedic when the accident occurred and no one survived. They had been on route to a hospital in Chicago, Illinois from the town of Sandwich. By the way if you happen to live in either the windy city of Chicago or nearby illinois communities and require a superlative Chicago Personal Injury Attorney then may I suggest the Law offices of John Buden because he is simply one of the top Chicago Personal Injury Attorney and can assist you with a plethera of different accident related cases including boating, aircraft and vehicle crashes. He helps those who have had personal injury and he has a lot of experience.

The helicopter in question was equipped with a standard Global Positioning System which was mounted on the control panel. It appears that this device could have prevented the tragedy by displaying the radio tower, and yet for some strange reason the needed software was not installed.

All in all, the results of this investigation of the tragedy showed no obvious signs of mechanical failure in the aircraft itself. This software really needs to be installed in the future to help prevent needless personal injury as well as fatalities.

November 27, 2008

New York Law Concerning Text messaging While Driving

Filed under: Legal Headlines — netmobil @ 8:46 pm

Good to be back to Milwaukee from Houston. Here is some fascinating legal and technology news coming out of NYC: In Eastern Monroe County, lawmakers also are recommending a law to ban reading, composing, or sending a text message while you are driving. Apparently this law is being pushed aggressively and has become a sort of personal issue ever since 5 Fairport High School students suffered fatal injury in a tragic auto accident recently. Here in Alexandria Virginia it is also a very big issue.

In this particular accident it was determined that the mobile phone belonging to the driver had sent and received messages just prior to the fatal injury in question. Incidentally if you happen to live in Milwaukee or Germantown and you need a superlative Milwaukee personal injury attorney then you should take a look at these highly respected the Law Offices of for Alexandria DUI lawyers as they are indeed some of the leading wrongful death lawsuit lawyer working today in Virginia, as well as Arlington Traffic Attorney in my humble opinion. They also do various Drug Possession related criminal court cases.

Legislators believe that the bans will primarily benefit the younger drivers who have less driving experience and who are statistically much more likely to be involved ina crash and suffer fatal personal injury from text messaging while driving their vehicle. Of course, there is some question marks as to just how enforceable the laws on the books will turn out to be since texting is not as obvious as talking on a cell phone is. Obviously a good attorney might try to argue that the driver was fiddling with his personal beverage holder, for example. Here in Phoenix Arizona this and drug crimes are very common.

New York State in general and new York City in particular was the first place to ban mobile phone use while driving. Even though a Zogby Poll discovered that more than sixty percent of young people send text messages while driving their vehicles, there is little in the way of other data on texting and driving, perhaps because few drivers, especially in the City, want to admit what they were doing just before an accident. It is difficult for authorities to prove since phone companies are not obliged to release these particular records, although an aggressive District attorney might try to demand them in certain cases, potentially. If you are in Arizona and need a Mesa or Phoenix drug crimes lawyers can help with your criminal defense related cases there in AZ, whether it is narcotic possession for sale, marijuana and cocaine possession and the like.

Prior to New York State passing the seatbelt law, only 17 percent of drivers thought it was a good habit to wear a seatbelt, while 89 percent now believe in the practice. Lawmakers may have an easier time passing legislation in the wake of the widely reported commuter train crash in Los Angeles, recently, in which an engineer was suspected to have been “texting” and running a stop signal. Twenty-five people died, and many more suffered personal injury. Federal officials are investigating the crash.  Incidentally, Ehline Law Firm PC, personal injury lawyers for Los Angeles, are also using the CA law as a basis to prove negligence in car crash cases.

November 6, 2008

E-Commerce, the Web and Business Insurance Issues

Filed under: Internet Issues — netmobil @ 7:10 pm

The emergence of the e-commerce business and the reliance upon the internet as a means of conducting business has opened the door to new risks which the insurance and tax market is seeking to accommodate, especially here in Kansas City. Here in Denver this type of thing is on people’s minds, at least those whose business is on the internet. Clearly, the Y2K problem did not cause a global apocalypse. Nevertheless, recent events have shown that the use of malicious code and/or attacks on commercial websites pose significant
and continuing risks to businesses that rely on, or are expanding into, e-commerce. On the one hand, some commentators believe that existing forms of property and liability insurance will adequately address such risks. However, it is doubtful whether Y2K remediation costs are covered by traditional forms of property insur¬ance. The Y2K insurance cases will undoubtedly serve as a proving ground for such arguments. By the way if you live in the Kansas City area and are in need of a leading tax and offer in compromise business and corporate attorney then I suggest this firm which is simply one of the best Kansas City tax attorney attorney out there currently, so click here as well as for irls audit and tax levy too.
As noted above, many of the first-party prop¬erty exposures are largely intangible. The harm caused by computer hackers and/or malicious code does not implicate damage to tangible prop¬erty in the ordinary sense. Not surprisingly, the market place is responding to these new risks with the introduction of specially tailored insurance programmes designed to address the risks associated with doing business electronically. Newer policy forms are being introduced to cover losses arising from extortion, theft of money, com¬puters, destruction of data and software by virus attacks or other malicious code, internet business interruption stemming from hacker attacks, denial of website service because of tampering; and virus clean-up. Someone could need a reputable Denver copyright attorney and corporate trademark business lawyer overall. While the outcome of pending law¬suits cannot be readily predicted, in the final analysis the marketplace will fill over time whatever gaps may exist in traditional property insurance forms.

October 31, 2008

Unexpected Y2K Issues?

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:31 pm

Good to be back to Los Angeles (had to speak to my business and franchise lawyer), time to report some business news…Another outstanding expert article from elite Orange County Accident attorney Todd A. Picker: All in all, Y2K business related problem appears so easily solved as to be unworthy of any significant attention. About thirty years ago in an effort to save memory, programmers simplified the date by expressing the year as two digits instead of four. While this was a major deal around the world, it seemed that technology happy Denver was hit especially hard by the confusion. For instance, the year 1999 would be recorded as “99”. Given the limited storage capacity of early computers, shortening the year from 4 digits to 2 thus yielded excellent results. Internally, computers used a very basic form of addition and subtraction to calculate dates and time differentials. You do not need a technology attorney for that.
By using only 2 digits to record the date, the ability to recognise the year 2000 was compromised. Notwithstanding advances in tech¬nology, especially the disk capacity of the computers themselves, the manner in which dates were recorded and the method of calculating time differentials was not modified much over the years. In part, the failure to upgrade was simply a function of basic economics and the fact that the new millennium was still many years away. In other words, the cost of replacing functioning, albeit obsolete, hardware and internet software was easily deferred. Moreover, chang¬ing important computer systems, accounting systems for example, was and is an extremely difficult undertaking. As a consequence an expe¬dient short cut originally designed to save time and memory (that at one time was very expensive) in computers that are crude, slow and bulky by today’s standards, became ingrained into almost every aspect of commercial life. As an aside if you happen to reside in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills and need a qualified Los Angeles corporate franchise business lawyer then by all means look at this Law firm: as he is, in my personal opinion, a first rate and effecient Denver trademark, copywrite, corporate, probate, internet and of course business lawyer and can help with so many types of internet and business related cases.
Intuitively, changing the way dates are recorded and calculated electronically should not be that difficult a task. In fact, to a casual observer correct¬ing the Y2K problem should not be appreciably more difficult than changing the time on a wristwatch. Unfortunately, because of the age of the com¬puter systems involved and the fact that computer¬generated dates can be the product of information stored in different places within the computer’s memory, wholesale and expensive review, and in many instances replacement of electronic data processing equipment, computer-related hardware (e.g. circuit boards) and software was required to correct the problem. The cost of repairing the prob¬lem before the date rolled over to the year 2000 arrived, therefore, was enormous.

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