Thursday, 24 July 2014

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

Twitter get awared on Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The unavailability of diversity in Twitter's workforce of around 3,000 people was fished out in data released by the San Francisco company behind the popular short messaging service. The breakdown revealed that 70 percent of Twitter's worldwide workforce is made of men. In the U.S., nearly 90 percent of Twitter's workers are either white or Asian. Racial data wasn't provided for the global workforce. Things look even worse for computer programming positions and other technology jobs that tend to pay the highest salaries. Just 10 percent of those jobs are held by women worldwide. More than 90 percent of Twitter's technology jobs in the U.S. are being handled by whites and Asians. Twitter's scarcity of women, black and Latino workers mirrors similar situations at Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Yahoo Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. All of those companies have released their diversity data since late May in response to a campaign led by the civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow PUSH coalition. Jackson has spent much of this year pressuring major Silicon Valley companies to diversify their workforces because the booming technology industry is expected to be a major source of employment for years to come. Many of those jobs pay high salaries and give out stock options that can become worth millions of dollars. In a statement, Jackson lambasted Twitter's diversity numbers as "pathetic" but called the disclosure of the problem as a "step in the right direction." Twitter Inc. vowed to change its ways. "We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity," Janet Van Huysse, the company's vice president of diversity and inclusion, wrote in a blog post. Like some other technology companies, Twitter is supporting programs that teach women how to program computers and introducing internal training programs aiming to eliminate biases. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook told reporters earlier this month that the iPhone and iPad maker plans to release its diversity data, too. He didn't say when that information will be released.

The Plan Of Designing exascale computers

"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing out how millions of red blood cells jostle and tumble through the small vessels. The simulation can verify the best repair strategy. With a fast enough computer, it could all be done in a few minutes, while the operation is under way." This is the type of Efthimios Kaxiras, the John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics. As leader of an interdisciplinary research group, he has built just such a simulation of "hemodynamics," tracing the movements of several million blood cells through the filigree network of coronary arteries that supply oxygen to the heart muscle. But simulating just one second of blood flow—the duration of a single human heartbeat—took five hours on one of the world's fastest supercomputers a few years ago. If such models are to transform medical practice, they will need computers that run a thousand times faster. Vastly increased computer power could also enhance the detail and verisimilitude of the models. If the simulation could reach down to the molecular level, Kaxiras says, it might directly model the way lipid molecules are deposited on the arterial wall, predicting blockages before they form. Boosting computer performance by a factor of a thousand—and finding ways to make that power readily accessible to the scientific community—is a formidable research challenge. Within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), several groups are contributing to the basic science and engineering that will be needed to create both the hardware and the software for the next generation of supercomputers. Others at SEAS and elsewhere at Harvard are poised to take advantage of the new computing machinery when it becomes available, applying it in fields such as climatology, materials science, molecular biology, and astrophysics. The prospect of a computation-rich future also has a bearing on the educational mission of the university. For example, the master's degree programs, courses, and graduate minor recently launched by the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at SEAS focus on applying computation to cross-disciplinary challenges. In applied computation courses, students experiment with a toolkit of traditional and new methods in applied mathematics and computer science to explore whole systems and worlds, from the nanoscale to the global, from the human genome to atmospheric chemistry and economic systems.

Cash In On The Trillion Dollar Forex Market (Part2)

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cash In On The Trillion Dollar Forex Market (Part1)

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If you think you can delete? AVAST can do better

Good. You have make up your mind to give your old Android phone a second life more suitable than the junkheap and so you delete all your files and hope that the phone will be well in perfomance with its new owners. Reality alert. Read the new AVAST study first. Every day Americans are selling away their identity by selling their smartphones, found the study. Sending an older phone off for resale or to charity is a frequent practice but the phone's data wipe tools might not do the job. That is the news from Prague-based security software company AVAST, which carried out a study announced Tuesday. The test was able to demonstrate the risk people take when selling their used smartphone. The AVAST team recovered, from just 20 phones they bought online, some 40,000 pieces of information that included personal photos and emails and, in some cases, even the identities of the sellers. Jude McColgan, president of mobile at AVAST, said that the company, in obtaining various Android devices from U.S. sellers, used "readily available recovery software" to dig up information on the phones, All this information was information which the owners thought was deleted. The team at the mobile security provider were surprised by how quickly they were able to find data on phones that had been reset. "From just 20 phones," he stated, "we found over 40,000 pieces of information." Everybody who sold their phone, he added, thought that they had cleaned their data completely. "The take-away is that even deleted data on your used phone can be recovered unless you completely overwrite it," said McColgan. He noted that "More than 80,000 used smartphones are for sale daily on eBay in the U.S. Along with their phones, consumers may not realize they are selling their memories and their identities. Images, emails, and other documents deleted from phones can be exploited for identity theft, blackmail, or for even stalking purposes," he added. Selling your smartphone may be a great way of making extra money, but it's a bad way to protect your privacy, he said. Among the types of items the AVAST team were able to see were family photos of children, selfies, Google searches, emails, text messages, contact names and addresses, a completed loan application, and in four cases, the owners' identities. AVAST had this advice in their video of the findings: If you are going to sell or trade in your cellphone, AVAST recommended you follow these steps: Go to the Google Play store and install a free app like AVAST Anti-Theft which will not only erase but overwrite your old data. Activate the thorough wipe feature. "Wipe the phone, Now your phone is safe to sell." Tom's Guide said there are a few third-party tools that will properly wipe

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

MTN Free Browsing Setup For Iphones, Ipads and PC

As MTN Bis tweak keeps on meeting all device, I have decided to publish a working MTNBis tweak that meets with the demand of on iPhones/iPads and PC users nationwide. Today’s stroll, I will talk little on the setup of the MTN Bis on symbian device with the use of Simpleserver program. Here is the way to setup the MTN Bis Tweak on Symbian device: First thing you need to do Download simple server for symbian Goto settings, And Create new access point With The following information. Apn:- web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net IP:- 127.0.0.1 Port:- 8080 Now Open The simpleserver app Acess Point:- choose the access point name you created i.e Mtn Local Host:- 127.0.0.1 Local Port:- 8080 Click On HTTP Query:- Frontquery:- None Middle Qury:- None Back Query:- None Reverse Query:- None Inject Query:- web.blackberry.com Inject Method:- HEAD Inject Newline:- \r\n Inject SplitLINE:- Default Click on HTTP Header:- Add/Del/Rep Header 1 : Host Add/Del/Rep Header 1 : web.blackberry.com Add/Del/Rep Header 2 : none Add/Del/Rep Header 2 : none Add/Del/Rep Header 3 : none Others should be : None Click On server Config:- Fetch Server:- none Keep Server:- None Url Replacer:- None Advaced Mode:- yes Tunel Proxy:- No Https Connection:- yes Server Buffer:- 1024 Screen size:- Normal Proxy Host:- 10.199.212.2 Proxy Port:- 8080 Exit and Open it again You can use any of the browsers, Ucweb, Opera, then Connect with the access point you created Leave Exit, then Open it again:::::::::::::::: Now goto your Ucweb, Opera then Connect with the access point you created In the first Place and start surfing.. NB: The MTN Daily and Monthly BIS equally gives you 3GB. And the daily bis is just for #120, while the monthly is just for #1000. To subscribe for their daily Bis, simply sms BBDAY to 21600 and for monthly, BBC to 21600.

Nokia Hidden Secret codes

[1] #3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *#3370# (2) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) – if Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is reduced my approx. 5% (3) *#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec – Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time. (4) *#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec. (5) *#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type. (6) *#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work. (7) *#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number). (8) #pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols). (9) #pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols). (10) #pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols). (11) #pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols). (12) *#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last. (13) *#1471# Last call (Only vodofone). (14) *#21# Allows you to check the number that “All Calls” are diverted to. (15) *#2640# Displays security code in use. (16) *#30# Lets you see the private number. (17) *#43# Allows you to check the “Call Waiting” status of your phone. (18) *#61# Allows you to check the number that “On No Reply” calls are diverted to. (19) *#62# Allows you to check the number that “Divert If Unreachable (no service)” calls are diverted to. (20) *#67# Allows you to check the number that “On Busy Calls” are diverted to. (21) *#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330 mostly. (22) *#73# Reset phone timers and game scores. (23) *#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature “SIM Clock Stop Allowed”, it means you will get the best standby time possible. (24) *#7760# Manufactures code. (25) *#7780# Restore factory settings. (26) *#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110. (27) *#92702689# Displays – 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs) 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again. (28) *#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem. (29) **21*number# Turn on “All Calls” diverting to the phone number entered. (30) **61*number# Turn on “No Reply” diverting to the phone number entered. (31) **67*number# Turn on “On Busy” diverting to the phone number entered. (32) 12345 This is the default security code. Some of more hidden codes here>> press and hold # Lets you switch between lines Provider lock status: #pw +1234567890+1 Network lock status #pw +1234567890+2 Provider lock status: #pw +1234567890+3 SimCard lock status: #pw +1234567890+4 Enhanced Full Rate: *3370# [ #3370# off] Half Rate: *4720# NOKIA 3110 IMEI number: *#06# Software version: *#0000# or *#9999# or *#3110# Simlock info: *#92702689# This will show your warranty details *#92702689# *3370# Basically increases the quality of calling sound, but decreases battery length. #3370# Deactivates the above *#0000# Shows your software version *#746025625#This shows if your phone will allow sim clock stoppage *4370# Half Rate Codec activation. It will automatically restart Restore Factory Settings To do this simply use this code (*#7780#) Manufacturer Info Date of Manufacturing *#3283# *3001#12345# (TDMA phones only) This will put your phone into programming mode, and you’ll be presented with the programming menu. 2) Select “NAM1″ 3) Select “PSID/RSID” 4) Select “P/RSID 1″ Note: Any of the P/RSIDs will work 5) Select “System Type” and set it to Private 6) Select “PSID/RSID” and set it to 1 7) Select “Connected System ID” Note: Enter your System ID for Cantel, which is 16401 or 16423. If you don’t know yours, ask your local dealer for it. Select “Alpha Tag” 9) Enter a new tag, then press OK 10) Select “Operator Code (SOC)” and set it to 2050 11) Select “Country Code” and set it to 302 for Canada, 621 Nigeria and 310 for the US. 12) shut down the phone and power it back on again ISDN Code. To check the ISDN number on your Nokia use this code *#92772689# N/B: codes working based Nokia model so might no work in all.

Monday, 7 July 2014

virtual sports betting(3)

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Scientist claims technology to take over humans by 2045

Physicist Louis Del Monte has declared that humanbeings would be taken over by the new artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the next 30 years. According to Business Insider, Del Monte said that today there's no longer legislation in respect of how much interconnected and intelligent the machines can be, and if this exponential trend keep on going, then many experts have forecast that they would reach the singularity in the time frame, News.com.au reported. They have also started to learn self-preservation, which was an involvement, regardless of the point to whether or not they're conscious and that could mean that humans would no longer be the top species, but machines would take their place, he further added. Machines have already become the major part of people's lives, as they replace their own limbs with the artificial ones, so the physicist alleged that they would become cyborgs, part human and part machine and the technology would be a threat to the survival of humankind. Del Monte was concerned that the future might come down to man versus machine, when machines become more intelligent than humans and that machines, like robots, might view humans as unpredictable and dangerous.

Trigger Finger Cure(Part5)

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

virtual sports betting(2)

What is virtual sports betting
Ok, now that the basic stuff is behind us, let’s jump into the real fun and let’s learn how to make money at virtual football betting. First of all, what is “Virtual Sports Betting?” Well, it’s very simple. Since a couple of months, many sportsbook are now offering this new kind of online betting. This is very new concept In fact, this is the same thing as betting on a real event but instead how waiting for the outcome and then waiting the next week to place another bet on your favorite team, you can do it every 90 seconds! Yes, at virtual sports betting, a week of plays last for only 90 second. And you’ll play a complete season every hour. So, you can play 24 seasons a day. This is over 918 weeks of football every day! Imagine when you know a very good system; you can make a fortune because usually, it should take 24 years to achieve the same results. Now, like I said before, more and more sportsbook enter this field and they offer this opportunity to their clients. Now, there’s 5-6 reputable sportsbooks that offer these kind of betting. Even if I’ll give you all these sportsbooks later in the ebook, I will concentrate on only one here to show you everything step by step. We will use Eurobet as an example for everything. When you log at eurobet, you will find this screen.
As you can see, eurobet.com offer you the possibility to click on Virtual Sports at the top of the screen. So, when you click on this link, you’ll be taken to this page: we shall stop here today, to be continued next time.

Trigger finger Cure (part4)

Today we are going to continue from where stopped yesterday. Case Study: Musician with Multiple Trigger Fingers In 2010, in an article published in the Archives of Iranian Medicine, the authors reported a rare case of trigger finger in a 46-year-old, male musician. He was initially treated with two rounds of localized steroid injections for five trigger fingers on his left hand, and one on his right, but without significant relief. The patient typically played guitar three hours a day, with even more time spent on his instrument on weekends. All of the involved fingers were used in his playing. There were no nodules clearly evident at the base of his fingers, but he could not make a fist, experiencing both pain and locked digits when he tried. After a complete workup, doctors found no sign of thyroid abnormality, renal disease, gout, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis -- all conditions that can exhibit trigger finger as a secondary symptom. Surgical release techniques were used on all the affected fingers. Only minimal post-surgical dressings were applied, and the man was encouraged to move the hand freely, but not to play his guitar for one month. After 30 days passed, the musician returned to his job playing the guitar. He experienced no discomfort, and no locking of the formerly affected digits. In 1998, a study published in the Journal of Hand Surgery (Trezies, et al) examined 178 patients and found no correlation between occupation and instances of trigger finger. Long-standing wisdom has held that any job requiring the exertion of pressure in the palm while gripping forcefully would increase the risk of developing trigger finger. However, this case clearly illustrates that such force is not an absolute requirement for trigger finger to develop, and that an occupation can cause and/or intensify one or more locked fingers. Source: Yavari, Masoud, Seyed Esmail Hassapour, and Seyed Mehdi Mosavizadeh. “Multiple Trigger Fingers in a Musician: A Case Report.” Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2010 (13) 3: 251-252. Differentiating the Condition from Arthritis The term “trigger finger” is also used to describe the permanently bent fingers that are a consequence of severe osteoarthritis of the hand. While the appearance is much the same, the causes are completely different. In arthritic cases, the joints lock in a bent position because of the degenerative nature of the condition. Arthritis erodes the cushioning materials in the joints, creating a painful “bone on bone” grinding. The Basic Mechanics of Classic Trigger Finger 15 Over time, the tendons also deteriorate, and the fingers drop and often twist. In this case, however, the damaged tendons are not the primary cause of the locked fingers, but a progressive stage of a larger disease. Arthritis sufferers can get some relief with therapy, pain medication (including corticosteroid injections), and assistive devices like splints. Once their joints lock, however, the deformity of their hands is permanent. Classic trigger finger can be treated successfully by a variety of methods, although surgery may be required to resolve the condition permanently.

The future of cloud computing

Over the past year, the concept of cloud has continued to form momentum as it has rapidly moved into the mainstream. In fact it is now easy to say that cloud as a distinct topic has started to fade into the background – organizations are now simply leveraging all kinds of cloud services as a necessary component of their digital strategies. This growth in cloud consumption means that the boundaries of the enterprise are starting to blur – in particular enterprise IT is no longer defined by ownership or the location of the technology but rather by the value it can bring. But what does this mean for the future of cloud? What will continue to drive this change? From our perspective the cloud represents an opportunity which is also similar to the introduction of shipping containers – an introduction which reduced the delays and risks inherent in integrating components from others and therefore enabled widespread componentisation and specialisation in physical supply chains. Through this process it led to a wholesale reconfiguration of industries and ultimately the whole global economy. In a similar way cloud is rapidly reducing the delays and risks inherent in integrating components from others within the digital realm, opening up huge opportunities for organisations to leverage new kinds of ‘digital supply chains’. We believe that these new specialisation opportunities are likely to change the whole basis of value creation once again. Companies can now create reliable and scalable systems in a matter of days or weeks rather than months or years, using cloud platforms to create components that instantly have global scale and reach. At the same time they can often accelerate their efforts by aggregating and integrating cloud services provided by others. The speed of application development in the cloud – as a result of both higher productivity and the ability to build on the work of others through integration - is therefore a key trend and a real game changer in terms of both the value of IT and the way in which companies leverage it for advantage in an increasingly digital era. Although many current discussions of cloud computing continue to focus on infrastructure elements - such as servers and storage - there is actually a much bigger opportunity emerging. This opportunity hinges on the way in which businesses can leverage external services to rethink the whole business model of their organisation. Cloud provides a platform for businesses to efficiently capture and deliver their business specialisations to others, leading to a new focus on business ecosystems and integration in place of large multi-purpose organisations. There is currently a great deal of talk about the shift to digital business models and the cloud is a key enabler to this emerging – and transformational - convergence of business and technology. Basically cloud answers the increasingly urgent need to quickly build and scale new and highly connected systems which are also reliable from day one; a task which would be extremely difficult – if not impossible - to achieve with traditional approaches. As we consider this rapidly emerging future, one of the key issues that businesses will increasingly have to deal with is ensuring business process continuity and governance across an increasingly dispersed set of assets and resources. In this context integration becomes a fundamental enabler of new business models; organisations will need to integrate a complex web of cloud services, people and devices to gain the benefits of speed and specialisation while also continuing to leverage their existing assets and resources. Ensuring cohesion and continuity of operations while doing this will be critical in the imminent future - and a fundamental determinant of which organisations prosper and which decline. Another factor that will continue to have prominence in everybody’s minds in the coming years is security. While security is a critical topic it is also one which is frequently driven by perception and emotion rather than a comprehensive assessment of the risks and benefits involved. When thinking about it logically, in-house systems often use their position inside the firewall as the single most important factor in ensuring security – but this attitude often simply justifies a lack of development in the kinds of comprehensive security capabilities required to truly secure data and protect it against access from different groups. Cloud services on the other hand have usually been built from the ground up to be both secure and to keep the information and activities of different tenants wholly separate; perhaps counter-intuitively this means that they are often more deeply architected for security than many traditional on-premise systems. These issues of architecture may seem obscure at first glance, but with more and more corporate data needing to be made accessible to people and systems outside the bounds of the firewall – e.g. for mobile access, API exploitation or digital supply chain creation - it becomes critical. The firewall as a security mechanism ceases to make sense when the majority of actors are outside its boundaries – the key is rather to have a much more granular security model focused on securing the actual assets and resources rather than simply creating an isolated community. As a result, many consider the security of cloud services to be higher for emerging use cases, since security is a multi-faceted problem and not simply a factor of ‘where’ data physically resides. In approaching these issues, therefore, organisations need to ensure they consider the different security needs of different kinds of data – for instance treating highly sensitive data differently from standard corporate data – and that they also begin to increase the maturity with which they implement resource-based controls. This should not stop general cloud uptake in organisations, however, since truly sensitive data are usually a small subset and therefore the majority of activities in an organisation remain able to exploit the benefits. Returning finally to the bigger picture it appears clear from our observations and experiences that the implementation of cloud within businesses will only continue to increase and accelerate. As every business is different, however, so will each business’s journey be unique. The general opportunity they all share, however, is to use the cloud and its integration potential to simplify their business models and to mitigate the risks of change by adopting the new behaviours of moving quickly, testing ideas at low cost and rapidly scaling successful outcomes. In the future such speed and adaptability will simply be accepted as the only viable route to sustainable and meaningful business execution.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Trigger finger Cure (part3)

And now, trigger finger. With a new understanding of trigger finger as a repetitive stress injury, locked fingers directly attributable to inflammation and swelling of the tendons and ligaments at the base of the affected digit are now handled as specific-condition cases. They are no longer lumped in with locked fingers that are a secondary symptom of other conditions, and thus in need of different forms of treatment. As repetitive stress injuries continue to increase in number, trigger finger has become a common ailment. Prior to the 1990s, however, it was relatively rare, and usually linked to direct physical trauma. Who Gets It and Why? According to the existing research, occupation does not have a bearing on the presentation of trigger finger. However, a growing body of anecdotal evidence suggests otherwise. Workers in almost any industry who rely on the repetitive movements of their thumb and finger, or who routinely grasp tools or objects with some degree of force, are at risk to experience this condition. Musicians are a good example, as are long-haul truckers who grip the steering wheel for long periods of time and also experience the long-term effects of extended vibration. Rock climbers who use their fingers to secure themselves on steep, dangerous surfaces are at high risk, but even smokers can experience trigger thumb from years of using a lighter. Different Types of Trigger Finger Classic trigger finger symptoms present in a typical pattern and progress through predictable stages. However, fingers may become locked due to other causes, which will be discussed later in the body of this work. “Classic” trigger finger is caused by an aberration in the functioning of the tendons specifically associated with the A1 pulley structure in the hand. It is not difficult to locate these pulleys. Turn your hand over and look at your index finger. The A1 pulley is located just under the last crease of the finger where the digit joins the palm. The A2 is located above that crease, the A3 at the next crease toward the tip of the finger, and the A4 is above that crease.

virtual sports betting(1)

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Consent and ethics in Facebook's emotional manipulation study

Significant concerns are raised about the ethics of research carried out by Facebook after which it revealed how it manipulated the news feed of thousands of users. n 2012 the social media giant conducted a study on 689,003 users, without their knowledge, to see how they posted if it systematically removed either some positive or some negative posts by others from their news feed over a single week.At first Facebook's representatives seemed quite blasé about anger over the study and saw it primarily as an issue about data privacy which it considered was well handled. "There is no unnecessary collection of people's data in connection with these research initiatives and all data is stored securely," a Facebook spokesperson said. In the paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the authors say they had "informed consent" to carry our the research as it was consistent with Facebook's Data Use Policy, which all users agree to when creating an account. One of the authors has this week defended the study process, although he did apologise for any upset it caused, saying: "In hindsight, the research benefits of the paper may not have justified all of this anxiety." Why all the outrage? So why are Facebook, the researchers and those raising concerns in academia and the news media so far apart in their opinions? Is this just standard questionable corporate ethics in practice or is there a significant ethical issue here? I think the source of the disagreement really is about the consent (or lack thereof) in the study and as such will disentangle what concerns about consent there are and why they matter. There are two main things that would normally be taken as needing consent in this study: accessing the data manipulating the news feed. Accessing the data This is what the researchers and Facebook focussed on. They claimed that agreeing to Facebook's Data Use Policy when you sign up to Facebook constitutes informed consent. Let's examine that claim. We use the information we receive about you […] for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement. It's worth noting that this in no way constitutes informed consent since it's unlikely that all users have read it thoroughly. While it informs you that your data may be used, it doesn't tell you how it will be used. But given that the data has been provided to the researchers in an appropriately anonymised format, the data is no longer personal and hence that this mere consent is probably sufficient. It's similar to practices in other areas such as health practice audits which are conducted with similar mere consent. So insofar as Facebook and the researchers are focusing on data privacy, they are right. There is nothing significant to be concerned about here, barring the misdescription of the process as "informed consent" Manipulating the news feed This was not a merely observational study but instead contained an intervention – manipulating the content of users' news feed. Informed consent is likewise lacking for this intervention, placing this clearly into the realm of interventional research without consent. This is not say it is necessarily unethical, since we sometimes permit such research on the grounds that the worthwhile research aims cannot be achieved any other way. Nonetheless there are a number of standards that research without consent is expected to meet before it can proceed: 1. Lack of consent must be necessary for the research Could this research be done another way? It could be argued that this could have been done in a purely observational fashion by simply picking out users whose news feed were naturally more positive or negative. Others might say that this would introduce confounding factors, reducing the validity of the study. Let's accept that it would have been challenging to do this any other way. 2. Must be no more than minimal risk It's difficult to know what risk the study posed – judging by the relatively small effect size probably little, but we have to be cautious reading this off the reported data for two reasons. First, the data is simply what people have posted to Facebook which only indirectly measures the impact – really significant effects such as someone committing suicide wouldn't be captured by this. And second, we must look at this from the perspective of before the study is conducted where we don't know the outcomes. Still for most participants the risks were probably minimal, particularly when we take into account that their news feed may have naturally had more or less negative/positive posts in any given week. 3. Must have a likely positive balance of benefits over harms While the harms caused directly by the study were probably minimal the sheer number of participants means on aggregate these can be quite significant. Likewise, given the number of participants, unlikely but highly significant bad events may have occurred, such as the negative news feed being the last straw for someone's marriage. This will, of course, be somewhat balanced out by the positive effects of the study for participants which likewise aggregate. What we further need to know is what other benefits the research may have been intended to have. This is unclear, though we know Facebook has an interest in improving its news feed which is presumably commercially beneficial. We probably don't have enough information to make a judgement about whether the benefits outweigh the risks of the research and the disrespect of subjects' autonomy that it entails. I admit to being doubtful. 4. Debriefing & opportunity to opt out Typically in this sort of research there ought to be a debriefing once the research is complete, explaining what has been done, why and giving the participants an option to opt out. This clearly wasn't done. While this is sometimes justified on the grounds of the difficulty of doing so, in this case Facebook itself would seem to have the ideal social media platform that could have facilitated this. The rights and wrongs So Facebook and the researchers were right to think that in regards to data access the study is ethically robust. But the academics and news media raising concerns about the study are also correct – there are significant ethical failings here regarding our norms of interventional research without consent. Facebook claims in its Data Usage Policy that: "Your trust is important to us." If this is the case, they now need to recognise the faults in how they contrled this study, and Iwill strongly recommend that they look for advice from ethicists on the way to make their approval processes more robust for future research.

Trigger finger Cure (part2)

It Snapped Upwards Suddenly motion. As the days passed, the clicking stopped, and the finger returned to normal. One month later, however, the same thing happened to the ring finger on my left hand. Rather than go to the doctor again, I repeated the same heat, massage, and exercise techniques, and once again, successfully healed the condition. By then, I had learned that trigger finger happens most often in postmenopausal women. There is some controversy about whether or not certain jobs or activities increase the risk of developing the condition. I knew I’d abused my hands for years to master complicated musical passages, and I wondered if unknowingly I’d done this to myself. Throughout my experience, I wanted to understand the cause of my trigger finger, and not to opt for a treatment that would either make me susceptible to a recurrence of the condition or worsen my existing symptoms. I wanted to understand why this was happening to me. As a result, I discovered that there was nothing perplexing about this condition, which can be linked to numerous causal factors. Some are purely mechanical, but trigger finger can also present as a symptom of a larger disease, or it can even be a consequence of diet. Although my trigger finger has not returned, I have compiled and updated my research to help others dealing not only with alleviating the conditions, but truly understanding why it happened in In the simplest terms, a trigger finger occurs when one or more fingers of the hand "stick" or become permanently bent toward the palm. To understand this more clearly, hold out your hand and extend your thumb and forefinger the way you may have done when you were a child pretending to shoot an imaginary gun. Pull the “trigger,” and you'll immediately understand what this condition looks like. Trigger fingers fall into two major classes: “Classic” trigger finger associated with specific trauma, dysfunction, or nodule growth at the base of the finger or thumb. “Diffuse” trigger fingers that are symptoms of a larger “systemic” (system wide) problem, for instance, diabetes or gout. We’ll look at the difference between classic and diffuse trigger fingers more closely in Part II. For our purposes at the moment, “classic” trigger finger, in order of most common occurrence, affects:  the ring,  thumb,  long,  index,  and little fingers. Typically, trigger finger presents on the dominant hand, with one or more fingers and/or the thumb involved. Paradoxically, children under the age of six, and postmenopausal women age 40-60 are the most likely candidates to develop this problem. How common is the Condition? Over the past five years, medical science has revised its understanding of trigger finger. The condition was once thought to be exclusively a symptom of osteoarthritis. Certainly, people suffering from debilitating arthritis are prone to experiencing locked fingers, but they are not the primary sufferers of “classic” trigger finger syndrome. Ergonomic and repetitive stress (cumulative trauma) disorders are the fastest growing category of work-related injuries in the United States and around the world. Many of these conditions affect the hands, including, but not limited to: Epicondylitis, which is more commonly known as tennis elbow. It is characterized by pain from the elbow, radiating down the forearm, and into the wrist. Tendonitis, which can occur in any location where the tendons become inflamed at their point of insertion to the bone. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes pain in the hand and fingers due to the compression of a major nerve passing through the wrist. De Quervain’s Disease, also known as washerwoman’s sprain, which is caused by inflammation of the tendon attached to the thumb, causing pain that radiates upwards into the lower arm.

The Way Cloud Computing Works

Let's assume that you're an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need for their jobs to be welldone. Buying computers for individual will not be enough and also, you have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. Whenever you hire,a new equipment, you have to buy more software or make sure your current software license allows another user. It's so stressful that you find it difficult to go to sleep on your huge pile of money every night. Soon, there may be an alternative for executives like you. Instead of installing a suite of software for each computer, you'd only have to load one application. That application would allow workers to log into a Web-based service which hosts all the programs the user would need for his or her job. Remote machines owned by another company would run everything from e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs. It's called cloud computing, and it could change the entire computer industry. In a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user's side decrease. The only thing the user's computer needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system's interface software, which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud's network takes care of the rest. There's a good chance you've already used some form of cloud computing. If you have an e-mail account with a Web-based e-mail service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you've had some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail program on your computer, you log in to a Web e-mail account remotely. The software and storage for your account doesn't exist on your computer -- it's on the service's computer cloud.