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Microsoft could buy BlackBerry: Analysts

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2011 at 6:07 am

Microsoft could buy BlackBerry: Analysts
by Rahul » Wed May 11, 2011 1:11 am

TORONTO: With its newly launched PlayBook tablet failing to make a splash and this week’s bold announcements about updating its aging smartphones not enthusing investors, speculation has begun that Microsoft may soon buy BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM).

The speculation has been triggered by the presence of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at RIM’s BlackBerry World annual conference of customers, developers and partners in Florida this week.

Though RIM unveiled new thinner BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones, multi-platform BlackBerry enterprise solution, a new BlackBerry operating system and announced to update its aging handset line-up at the annual gathering, the gloom has not lifted from the Canadian wireless giant.

RIM stock, which started plunging after the company last week slashed its quarterly outlook on lower sales, has found few takers, prompting analysts to say that the company that virtually invented the smartphone is in terminal decline and ripe for takeover.

They cite the presence of the Microsoft CEO at BlackBerry World conference as a hint of the obvious happening in the next few months.

These analysts say that if market value of RIM — about $24 billion — keeps sliding at the current rate, the BlackBerry maker will soon be reduced to just $15 billion.

“Microsoft (currently) has $48 billion in cash. If RIM’s value drops to $15 billion, it will become an attractive target for Microsoft. Maybe Steve Ballmer was planting that seed during his keynote appearance at Blackberry World,” Harry Wang, director of mobile research at Parks Associates, told the premier PC Magazine.

Moreover, with its main rival Apple now worth over $320 billion, analysts say the economies of scale will make the BlackBerry maker just uncompetitive against the world’s largest technology company in terms of R&D spending.

Furthermore, as computing has moved from desktop to laptop and now to smartphones and tablets, Microsoft has realised that it has to enter the mobile space quickly if it has survive. Towards this goal, it has launched Windows 7 Phone and just entered into a strategic tie-up with global handset market leader Nokia which will now adopt Windows 7 Phone as its main smart phone strategy.

But if Microsoft ever have to take on Apple and Google in the mobile space, the software giant would need to target a hardware vendor giant like RIM which fits the bill because the BlackBerry maker will also bring its huge base of enterprise users to Microsoft.

RIM’s just announced partnership with Microsoft to adopt its Bing as the default search engine on its smartphones is an obvious hint of things to come in the next few months, say analysts.


Model Upsets Family

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2011 at 6:01 am

Muslim Model Upsets Family by Posing Nude for Playboy
London: A Muslim model has upset her family by stripping for a series of saucy shots for Playboy. Until now, Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin, had been regarded as a glowing example of how a modern Muslim girl should behave in a multicultural society. A successful actress starring in German television soap opera ‘Good Times, Bad Times’, she pleased her many fans and made her Turkish family proud. But her latest move has outraged her family and Muslim fans, reports the Daily Mail. Posing provocatively on the cover of German Playboy magazine with one breast exposed, Sahin seems to be sending a clear and deliberate message to her conservative Turkish family. “I did it because I wanted to be free at last. These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood,” she said. Her family has, unsurprisingly, reacted with horror, and her mother has cut off all contact with the actress.

“My mother is still angry. It will be even more difficult with my grandparents, my aunts and my uncles,” she said on the website devoted to her television soap. She has, however, managed to talk to her actor father, who expressed concern over the pressure she will inevitably face from the Muslim community. Sahin’s declared intention was to use the controversial Playboy photoshoot as a call to action for other Turkish girls who suffer the effects of their strict backgrounds, where women’s choices are often limited, husbands are chosen for the girls and chastity closely controlled. Her message to these girls? “For too long I tried to do everything right. I want these photos to show young Turkish women it’s okay for you to live however you choose,” she said. ‘Many of my countrymen think it’s great that I can be so free. With the shoot I hoped to say to them that we do not necessarily have to live under these rules given to us,” she added. In what is undeniably a groundbreaking move, Sahin is the first Turkish woman ever to strip for the cover of Playboy. Indeed, in the 12-page article that accompanies the revealing photographs, Sahin says she feels ‘like Che Guevara’, adding that the semi-naked photoshoot was a bid to express her freedom. ‘My upbringing was conservative. I was always told, you must not go out, you must not make yourself look so attractive, you mustn’t have male friends,” she told Playboy. “I have always abided by what men say. As a result I developed an extreme desire for freedom. I feel like Che Guevara. I have to do everything I want, otherwise I feel like I may as well be dead,” she added. But despite her bold move, Sahin wants her family forgiveness. “I hope you can forgive me. Please let me come home,” she said in an emotional TV interview.

The Performance Amulet Scam Is A Myth

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2011 at 7:51 am

The Performance Amulet Scam Is A Myth
by jason

The Performance Amulet contains vocal frequencies that improve athletic performance. These frequencies increase energy output and result in a marginal improvement in the performance of a body.

Living in the modern society of today, we cannot escape exposure to the Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF). Survey has found that our daily exposure to EMF is very much higher than what it was some years back. This type of exposure to EMF will surely affect our ability to function. Scientists say that these fields EMF’s have a negative impact on our natural energy levels. Researchers have studied and found out that long term exposure can cause cancer, heart disease, brain tumors and other diseases also.

See How The Performance Amulet Helped Others.
We have to learn how to save ourselves from the affects of these fields because we cannot stop the growth of technology.
There are a number of players who have been satisfied with The Performance Amulet. Some of the reviews provided by these players are:
A player met the dealer at the Natural Cures Seminar and bought four Amulets for himself and his family. He went home and put one Amulet on his dog and surprisingly, the changes they saw in the dog were amazing. The dog was 1 years old and the dog slept well at night and the next day, he was full of energy. The family was very happy and they have ordered one more Performance Amulet from Alternative Two Inc and they hope to meet the natural cures Seminar people in September again in Orlando.

Another player has been using The Performance Amulet for about two months now, and his life has changed completely. He feels that his energy levels at the gym have increased and his stress levels at work have reduced considerably. He says everybody needs to try and wear The Performance Amulet.
A person living in California says that he has been wearing The Performance Amulet since very long and it has helped him a lot and made him feel like a totally different person. He would never want to take it off.

A personal trainer gives his views and suggests that he would recommend all his students to wear The Performance Amulet. It has helped him in training and it is an awesome product to be used by all.

More People Who Personally Use The Performance Amulet
A person who was suffering from hypersensitivity had tried everything and nothing helped. Then he tried the amulet and it has helped him, he says that his life has been saved because of The Performance Amulet.

This product gave amazing results to a player and made him feel strong. This player tells all his friends that he was never so sure of this product but now after using it, he has seen the changes it has given him in his body and he recommends the same product to all.

A person was afraid to fly because he got motion sickness, a friend of his suggested the amulet and on wearing the Amulet, he did not get sick on the plane.

A player on knowing about the effect of radiation on our body was under a state of shock, when guided about the benefit of The Performance Amulet, purchased it online and now has found changes in himself and the confidence level while working has improved.

Is The Performance Amulet a Scam?
With the advent of technology and various devices around us, the normal human is surrounded by a lot of Electromagnetic radiation, which de-harmonizes the body and also makes it more susceptible to diseases like cancer, brain tumor and various heart diseases. While it is not entirely possible to stay in a place where such electromagnetic radiation is not present, there are some methods or devices, which can help reduce the impact of these EMF and keep the body more fit and healthy.
One of these devices is the Performance Amulet. The Performance Amulet is actually a pendant, which has harmonic frequencies embedded in it.

The Performance Amulet has been designed with a technology that counterbalances the effects of the EMF and also keep the body cells resonating with the frequency that is best suited to them. This stabilization of the body cells may result in the better functioning of our body and we may be able to live healthier and be able to concentrate on things more precisely. The Performance Amulet will be able to improve the way we live it is said to be based on science and not psychosomatics but the frequencies can only work with a change in the mind of the person who is wearing it.

Is The Performance Amulet Magical?
What needs to be understood is that The Performance Amulet is not a magical device, which change the physiology and strength of a person overnight. Moreover, while the results may vary from person to person, the pendants will in no way increase the physical capacity of the person in a short term. The muscle testing techniques provided to check whether the product is working or not are not too effective to prove that the energy levels increased suddenly, but over a period of time, with regular usage and improving of physical and mental being, the person will be able to increase his potential and also immunity to other diseases.

The other important aspect that the vibes and energies produced by the The Performance Amulet work on is to protect a person from electromagnetic radiation and allow him to focus more without being disturbed by outside influences. You feel stronger, sharper and more focused once you wear The Performance Amulet and hence it can improve the productivity of the person with extended usage of the product thus making it useful.

Moreover, the positive radiations of The Performance Amulet also ensure that the blood is richer in oxygen and the body immunity is much higher, thus ensuring that the wearer remains hale and hearty.

The Truth about The Performance Amulet
All in all, while The Performance Amulet Pendants are slightly expensive and work on different aspects of immunity, they cannot be considered to be scams. The only thing that needs to be remembered is that these are scientific devices, which provide some benefits to the wearer and these are not miracle devices, which can change the impact of a health issue or strength all of a sudden.

The benefits of wearing the performance amulet are:
It immediately enhances coordination and balance.
It helps safeguard against the effects of poisonous and harmful toxins and also against the rays of electromagnetic pollution.
It increases awareness, increases the ability to concentrate and also removes stress and relaxes the mind.
It instantaneously increases strength, endurance and flexibility in the body.
Researchers tried by conducting a study using a group of players. The results were very positive. This shows that wearing a Performance Amulet does benefit a player. Athletes in the weightlifting group showed an improvement in their category compared to the other athletes who did not wear the Amulet. The time recorded by athletes in running also improved by more than 15 %, so it showed the benefits of the Performance Amulet.

The benefits of the Amulet were seen in all the participants and it gave an increase in the flexibility, strength and endurance.

All the players who wore the performance amulet showed the benefits they got by wearing the Amulet:
It reduced pains and aches in the body.
It increased strength and energy in the body.
The quality of the work got better by wearing the Amulet.
They were able to stay awake for longer times and train the other players faster.
This helped in reducing the Recovery time.
This also helped in reducing mental stress and felt happier.
They enjoyed doing competitions.
They also felt more focused.
The Amulet made them feel mentally more concentrated on the work and helped them to do things faster.

who is this lady with Trashy Lingerie in Los Angeles

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2011 at 5:38 am

Paris Hilton at Trashy Lingerie in Los Angeles

Plonking or PLANKING

In Uncategorized on June 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

It’s called “plonking”.

Why Men Should Maintain a ‘Horny’ Disposition, and How?

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

Why Men Should Maintain a ‘Horny’ Disposition, and How?

A man’s desire for different sexual partners, and for frequent sexual activity, is a natural, instinctive, biological drive. It has been a highly desirable and successful attribute in our species. It must also have been a great evolutionary strategy too (otherwise it wouldn’t be so prevalent). Men that did not possess a strong sex drive might typically not have passed on their genes to subsequent generations. So, what we see in the gene pool today are mostly instinctively strong sexual drives, and behaviours that have been so successful throughout man’s evolution that they are characteristic of virtually all males.

It turns out that most women do not walk around all day ready to have sex at the drop of a hat like we do. Many women are ‘not receptive’ to sexual advances most of the time and have to be switched on. So what triggers a woman’s sexual receptivity, you ask? It’s usually a combination of factors, one of the most important being male lust.

Most women are highly sensitive to desire in men. Men behave differently, or talk differently, or give off pheromones, and women can sense it. Either they feel it, smell it, or catch you looking when you shouldn’t. Probably they know it’s there because the chemistry of your attraction affects their chemistry too, part of that “woman’s intuition” thing. If you don’t think this is true, try to hide your attraction from a woman who really turns you on. It’s hard if you are around her a lot. And if she doesn’t know, her sexual receptivity can be triggered anyway, without her knowing how, or why.

That is not to say that all male lust will turn a woman on, or even that male lust is always necessary. But it can exert a powerful effect on a woman’s chemistry in combination with the right mix of other factors. Because male lust affects women’s chemistry and can help to trigger sexual receptivity, it can be one of the most important assets in a man’s seduction toolbox. This is one of the reasons why it’s a good idea for you to maintain a high sex drive.

This is why the movement in the late 80′s to implement Seduction rules on many student campuses, to deal with date rape issues were so lame. These proposed “rules of conduct” would have taken away one of the most important catalysts in female sexual chemistry and consequently male/female bonding. Most women know this at a gut level. Some women light up when guys come on to them, and seem to want lots of horny guys paying attention to them, even if they are not interested in any of them. They just enjoy being switched on, but they need the horny guys to make it happen.

It is therefore a males “job” to be horny to assist in triggering female receptivity and to initiate the possibility of sexual activity. Because the presence of a strong male sex drive is an important initial catalyst in triggering a women’s sexual receptivity, it is also important for male-female bonding and for that relationship in our species. A strong female sex drive is not needed to trigger male receptivity and is therefore less critical. So guys, cultivate a strong sex drive, it is good for your relationships too.

I need a little inspiration today

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

I need a little inspiration today


In Uncategorized on June 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

If you spend more quality time with your computer than your partner, this will be especially relevant to your interests.

About DEHP

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

About DEHP
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is one of the most cost effective and widely available general purpose plasticisers. It is used mainly for making PVC soft and pliable and it accounts for around 18% of all plasticiser usage in Western Europe .

DEHP (CAS No [117-81-7]) is also known as di-octyl phthalate (DOP). It is the phthalate ester of the alcohol 2-ethyl hexanol, which is normally manufactured by the dimerisation of butyraldehyde, the butyraldehyde itself being synthesised from propylene.

DEHP is a plasticiser which offers a good all-round performance and is therefore used for a great many cost-effective, general purpose products including building material such as flooring, cables, profiles and roofs, as well as medical products such as blood bags and dialysis equipment.

DEHP possesses reasonable plasticising efficiency, fusion rate and viscosity (of great importance for plastisol applications).

The content of DEHP in flexible polymer materials varies but is often around 30% (w/w).

Production process

All manufacturers of phthalate esters use similar processes. DEHP is produced by the esterfication of phthalic anhydride with 2-ethyl-hexanol. This reaction occurs in two successive steps. The first reaction step results in the formation of monoester by alcoholysis of phthalic acid. This step is rapid and proceeds to completion.

The second step involves the conversion of the monoester to the di-ester. This is a reversible reaction and proceeds more slowly than the first.

To shift the equilibrium towards the di-ester, the reaction water is removed by distillation. Elevated temperatures and a catalyst accelerate the reaction rate. Depending on the catalyst used, the temperature in the second step varies from 140°C to 165°C with acid catalysts and from 200°C to 250°C with amphoteric catalysts. Variations in purity may occur depending on catalyst, reactant alcohol and process type.

Excess alcohol is recovered and recycled and DEHP is purified by vacuum distillation and/or activated charcoal. The reaction sequence is performed in a closed system. This process can be run continuously or batchwise.

More background information on DEHP is available in the EU Risk Assessment Reports

Tips on Feng Shui Plants

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2011 at 7:18 am

Tips on Feng Shui Plants

Alyssa Owens is a travel writer with experience as a columnist and reporter. She regularly contributes to community newspapers and online outlets. Owens earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Penn State University.
By Alyssa Owens, eHow Contributor

Healthy plants bring natural energy into your home, and the good chi they emit is said to bring bliss to its inhabitants. They brighten a dull space and represent new life and growth. In addition to their aesthetic qualities, trees make your home healthier by purifying air and absorbing dampness that can cause mildew. Thick plants with many leaves soak up sound waves, creating a calmer environment. Follow these feng shui tips to energize any room in your home with plants, and invite happiness, health and wealth into your life.

General Advice
Place only healthy plants in your home and garden. Take care of the plants so they thrive and immediately remove any that show signs of death. Wilting plants create negative energy. If you live in an apartment, or have no windows in the room you want to energize with plants, purchase plants that can survive on artificial light. While not as desirable as live plants, silk plants can also energize, harmonize and beautify your living space.

Choose Natural Containers
Pot live plants in containers made of earthenware, cast iron or wood. Too much artificial material in the home creates negative chi.
Place an Orange Tree at the Front Door
An orange tree placed at the entrance of your home is said to lead to good fortune. The bright orange color of the fruit symbolizes gold; the Chinese word for orange, “kum,” means gold. Placing a tree with ripe fruit in your home during the first 15 days of the lunar year will invite a prosperous year.
Other Symbolic Plants
If you’re looking for a specific cure, turn to symbolic plants. The money plant (Lunaria annua) brings prosperity and good luck. Bamboo is believed to lead to safety and a bright future. The jade plant denotes wealth.

Plants to Avoid
Cactus plants do not belong inside the home. No matter how lovely the bloom, the thorns will create too much negative energy. This bad chi can lead to illness and loss of money. The sharp needles of cacti plants can also create tension between loved ones. If you have a particular affinity for cacti, place them outside the home in the garden. Bonsai trees, another beautiful plant, represent stunted growth, which is a problem in feng shui. If you have a bonsai tree in your home, you may have trouble advancing in your career or personal goals. In general, plants with round leaves are more advantageous than those with long, pointed ones. Just like the spears of a cactus create prickly relationships, dagger-like leaves create negative energy.