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Menggunakan Software Legal, Sudah Siapkah Kita?

“Migrasi ke opensource” yach kata ini ini yang sering terdengar oleh kita jika menemui seputar polemik dalam pemilihan atau penggunaan sistem operasi yang akan digunakan di warnet, instansi baik swasta maupun pemerintah dan untuk keperluan pribadi. Antara menggunakan Windows atau Linux (Opensource), antara ramai atau sepi, untung atau rugi? Bagi user atau pemakai menggunakan windows …

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PC Protection Part 2

How to protect your PC with Ad-Aware BargainBuddy, 180 Search Assistant, NavExcel: these names strike fear and loathing into the hearts of Web surfers the world over. But these are far from the only spyware components you need to worry about. Cyberspace is crawling with all kinds of vicious critters that can wreak havoc on your system, and the problem is only getting worse, as unsavory software developers spawn more malignant and sneaky spyware variants virtually overnight. One of the most popular spyware-combat tools on the market is the free Ad-Aware, but don’t let its cute baby-blue interface and price tag fool you: It’s a powerful program capable of dealing with many of the newest, most serious threats. In fact, it took top honors in the latest edition of our spyware obstacle course. Step 1: Stay up to date Like most antispyware utilities, Ad-Aware works by comparing your PC’s contents …

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PC Protection Part 1

Lesson 1: Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses in this lesson, you’ll learn what viruses and worms are, how they can enter your PC, and how you can remove them quickly and easily. Viruses and worms are computer programs deliberately designed and written to alter the way your computer works, without your permission or knowledge. A virus has two properties: It must be able to run itself. It must be able to replicate or duplicate itself. Some viruses are designed to cause damage to the PC they are on by destroying programs, deleting user files, or reformatting the hard drive, but other viruses are merely prankster programs that spread and present a message in one form or another. But even these joke viruses must be removed because they can consume valuable system resources or cause the computer to crash. A worm is different than a virus; it is a program that …

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Brainwave Controlled Video Games Are Becoming Reality

San Jose, Ca.-based NeuroSky has developed brainwave-reading technology which could potentially end up used in next-generation video games. Engineers at NeuroSky Inc. developed a “ThinkGearTM module with Dry-Active Sensor” which captures and amplifies brainwave signals, eye movements, and other bio-signals. The signal is then run through their signal processing unit which runs proprietary interpretation software to translate biosignals into useful logic commands. As a demonstration, they equipped an employee with Darth Vader costume which hides beneath the helmet their brainwave sensor. The “light” sword she carries is lit when she is concentrating. The player maintains focus by channeling thoughts on any fixed mental image, or by thinking specifically about keeping the light sword on, AP reports. When the mind wanders away, the sword goes dark. One of the co-founders, South Korean Koo Hyoung Lee, used biofeedback to improve concentration and relaxation techniques for members of his country’s Olympic archery team. …

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Bersihkan Komputer Biar Cespleng

Debu dan kotoran merupakan salah satu faktor yang dapat menghambat kinerja sistem komputer, di samping juga banyak hal lainnya. Simak beberapa tips berikut ini, agar komputer terhindar dari masalah. 1. Rajin bersihkan kipas pendingin Komputer yang mengalami crash tak selalu disebabkan oleh kerusakan software, namun juga bisa disebabkan oleh suhu komputer yang terlalu panas. Keadaan itu bisa terjadi jika terdapat lapisan debu dan kotoran dalam komputer yang menghambat kinerja sistem pendingin komputer. Untuk mencegah suhu terlalu panas, gunakan ‘senjata’ seperti isopropil alkohol, cotton buds dan sekaleng udara terkompresi. Komputer desktop biasanya memiliki kipas pendingin untuk prosesor, power supply, motherboard dan kartu grafis. Mulailah dengan menyemprot kipas-kipas ini dengan udara terkompresi. Tindakan ini akan menyingkirkan kotoran di antara jari-jari kipas.

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Google Earth Adds 3D Layers to Celebrate America’s Architecture

The president of the American Institute of Architects announced that in celebration of AIA’s 150th anniversary Google has added two new 3D layers called America’s Favorite Architecture and Blueprint for America. RK Stewart said on Google’s official blog that: “starting today, there are two new Google Earth layers with which to explore architecture’s most popular structures and take away some ideas to help enhance the communities we live in.” Announcing his enthusiasm for the collaboration with the Mountain View-based giant, Stewart said the partnership is a result of AIA’s 150th anniversary. According to him, the 3D layer called America’s Favorite Architecture features “American public’s favorite architecture (as selected though a national poll announced earlier this year)”. Among the buildings included in the layer are The White House, Washington National Cathedral, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Empire State Building. However Stewart says there are more than 150 structures (buildings, ballparks, bridges, …

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Google Launches Toilet ISP on April 1st

Google continues its string of technical innovations. On April 1st, to celebrate the ~500th April Fool’s Day, they launched a new service: Google TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider) BETA. The new internet service, codenamed “Dark porcelain,” delivers online connectivity via users’ plumbing systems. “We’ve got that whole organizing-the-world’s-information thing more or less under control,” said Google Co-founder and President Larry Page, a longtime supporter of so-called “dark porcelain” research and development. “What’s interesting, though, is how many different modalities there are for actually getting that information to you – not to mention from you.” “I couldn’t be more excited about, and am only slightly grossed out by, this remarkable new product,” said Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. “I firmly believe TiSP will be a breakthrough product, particularly for those users who, like Larry himself, do much of their best thinking in the bathroom.” As …

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