Posts Tagged ‘china’

Shocking facts you did not know a minute ago :)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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I've stumbled on a video on youtube exposing very interesting facts collection. The video few seconds start up is a bit of manipulative with those back counting but anyways some of the facts exposed in the video seem to be quite interesting. Just to mention few of the facts one could be wondered is:

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  • The education system prepares students / pupils for unexisting jobs
  • Google Searches exceeed 31 billion per day
  • India has more honour kids than the kids in America (and probably in Europe)
  • About 25% of India's educated population has highest IQs
  • In short future China will become the largest English speaking country in the world
  • every 1 of 8 Americans marriages are a cause of online dating
  • Number of Internet devices in 1984 was 1000; In 1992 was 1 000 000; In 2008 1 000 000 000 (1 Billion
    Nowdays probably there are at least 1.2 billion inet connected devs
  • English language has current about 540 000 words; 5 times multipled from Shakespeare's time
  • weekly worth of The New Your Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in lifetime in the 18th century
  • More than 4 exabytes of information (4.0*10^19) is generated approximately yearly (more than the overall information generated the previous 5 000 years
  • Amount of new technical information is approximately doubling per year
  • By 2013, a supercomputer might be built that exceeds the computational capabilities of human brain
  • Some scientists predict by 2049 (if still is earth) a 1000$ computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species

Bulgaria silently signs for ACTA / Why ACTA, SOPA and PIPA are bad for our freedom

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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r freedomYesterday silently with zero publicity, Bulgarian representatives ratified the ACTA (Trade agreement for fighting counterfeit.)
The name sounds really good, but it has not much to do with what ACTA is about, when applied to digital medias and data sharing.
The ACTA legislation has been ratified in Tokyo last week, where 22 of the European Union membership countries signed in favour of these "malicious" treaty.

The basic idea of ACTA looks tempting as it gives more freedoms to copyright holders, however if you look closely you will understand actually this copyright infringement clauses are not so in favour of us the users but mostly in favour of multinational corporations.
For all those who have not heard about ACTA and SOPA in short this is anti freedom of speech treaty, which if put in action could lead to serious filtering of the internet.
The ACTA 's controversial treaty has already raised an outcry from dozens of computer literated individuals who daily use the internet. Unfortunately, ACTA is less known among non-tech guys … and hence most people on the internet have no about its existence.

If ACTA is ratified and set to be valid as a legislation to Bulgaria, this could lead to total Internet censorship in BG (more or less like it is in china now).
ACTA legislation will make sharing files via torrents and other P2P community file sharing networks a criminal activity.
Another effect of ACTA is that practically free software which reads a proprietary formats like DVD becomes illegal in Europe (like it is currently in America) and I will become guilty for just reading the non-free format..
As a result of ACTA our ISP (Internet Service Providers) will be forced to log and keep all traffic flowing through their (Routering servers). Filters on a local ISP level that will be censoring free speech could also become totally lawful…
Already there are plenty of ANTI-ACTA and ANTI-SOPA propaganda website which are trying to bring some more awareness to the public for the issue… Once an individual is suspected, to fraudulent activity or anything that breaks what is in ACTA is he is presumed to be guilty of crome …
Just watch the two videos below and you will see how terrible the consequence could be if this legislation is integrated with todays Bulgarian government laws. If you're hearing for ACTA for a first time and you live in a country which has still not rafitied ACTA as a local country legislation, make sure you spread the word and let all your friends about the bad impact of this anti-human legislation. We have to really stand up and protest to retain our digital freedom !

The Internet can be censored if Protect IP ACT (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are put in action !

ANTI-ACTA – Hmmm But What can you do??
 


Cheap tech gadgets from China

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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A friend of mine Amridikon has suggested me a nice website containing plenty of valueable tech gadgets.
Some of them include things like Wifi/WLAN/Wireless Network Signal Detector (keychain) – That’s a nice keyholder which detects the open Wireless/WLAN networks and saves you time and efforts in bringing out your notebook everytime you’d like to check if open wireless network is available for connection. There are a couple of models you can choose from.
Some of the other handy gadgets are:
Dual SIM Cards .
My personal favourite is 5-Band GSM/CDMA/3G Handheld Phone Signal Blocker (20M range)
.One more nice thing about this cool website is that all shipment of gadgets bought for sums higher than 50$ (bucks) is free!END—–