Reblogged from boredpanda.org. You must see!!
Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people…………..
Continue reading and meet the witnesses of a disappearing world!
You can make yourself a simple and quick test which allowing you to test your security is in working order. E.I.C.A.R. – European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research, provide a Test method that many Anti Virus products “detect” as if it were a virus.
Check your Anti-Virus Software just in a few steps as following:
- Open Notepad on your PC
- Copy and paste the following line into the Notepad file: X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
- Save the File with selection type “Save As” change to “All Files”. Then save the file with any name ending as “.com” e.g. test.com (Alternative, try to Rename the saved file or run a Scan with Anti-Virus program)
In a few seconds during the file being saved, your antivirus should block and warn about the new file and notify you that the file has been automatically deleted or moved to the chest/quarantine as shown in pictures below with Avast! Anti-Virus. Any of these messages is a good sign and you can be assured everything is in proper working order – your antivirus is working perfect.
If you didn’t get warned about the file when you saved it or renamed it and it wasn’t found in a scan, then it may be time to investigate as your computer may have been compromised and your security is under threat. This method may to ensure your antivirus’ protection and scanning routines are working exactly as they should be, without damaging the security of your computer.
Source E.I.C.A.R. site
Excel – Indenting Cell Contents
The contents of a cell can be left-aligned, right-aligned, or centered. By default, numbers are right-aligned, and text is left-aligned. Figure 1 shows a table of data that uses the default alignment. As you can see, entries in the Sales and Region columns appear right next to each other, making it difficult to read.
Figure 1: Default cell alignment can make information difficult to read.
One solution is to change the alignment of the Region column. By making the text centered or right-aligned, the text wouldn’t be next to the numbers in the Sales column. Another option is to indent the Region text.
You might not think about it when you’re caught up browsing the web, shopping and interacting on social media, but you are the first line of defense to protect against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer and more enjoyable for you and your colleagues.
Read the seven good habits at HP Technology at Work, take only minutes to learn and are easy enough to incorporate into your daily computing.
How many countries in the world use the metric system? What are the most common surnames in Europe by country? Which side of the road traffic drives on by country? Where the bribes are? How many Writing Systems in The World?
The answers to all these questions and many more are presented in a collection of 40 maps, providing a sometimes surprising, often interesting, and overall quite unique perspective of our fantastic world!!
Here’s one which surprised me…….(Map of the world where red represents countries which use the imperial system!)
I thought everywhere in the world use the imperial system!!! 🙂 LoL Also suprised me the map of Countries with the most violations of bribery!
Definitely worth a look. See the full collection of maps here: 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World
Highly recommends: The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever and The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013
Flash-based storage (SSD) Vs Hard Disk drives
Storage in the enterprise is not simply about capacity – how many gigabytes or terabytes of data you can cram into your storage array. In today’s online, virtualized, cloud-based world, storage is also about performance. How quickly can customers complete a purchase from your Web site? How long do employees have to wait for their virtual desktop to respond? How much latency can your customers tolerate when accessing cloud-based services? Flash-based SSDs (solid-state drives) can be the solution to performance problems that hurt your bottom line……..
Read more at HP Technology at Work page
Most Excel users probably believe that a VBA macro is required in order to display a drop-down list in a cell. But it’s not. You can easily display a drop-down list in a cell, no macros required. Figure: 1 shows an example. Cell B2, when selected, displays a down arrow. Click the arrow, and you get a list of items (in this case, month names). Click an item, and it appears in the cell. The drop-down list can contain text, numeric values, or dates. Your formulas, of course, can refer to cells that contain a drop-down list. The formulas always use the value that’s currently displayed.