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Microsoft extends warranty for all Xbox 360s

Saturday, December 23, 2006

On December 22, 2006 Microsoft has announced that it has extended its warranty for all Xbox 360 video game consoles to one year in the United States. While this one year warranty applies to all Xbox 360 software as well, Xbox 360 accessories will still carry their original 90 day warranty.

According to a statement by Microsoft:

“Customers that experience hardware issues with their Xbox 360 within one year of purchase will have their consoles repaired at no cost. Moreover, the new warranty policy is retroactive, so consumers that may have already paid for out-of-warranty Xbox 360 repair within one year of the console’s purchase will be eligible for reimbursement of their console repair charges.”

This extension should help ease customers’ minds who have been concerned with the Xbox 360’s reputation for hardware failures. A partial list of hardware issues can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems

People who have paid for Xbox 360 repair will be automatically distributed a reimbursement check in about 10 weeks from the present date.

Previously in September, 2006, Microsoft had waived the cost for repairs on all Xbox 360 consoles made before January 1, 2006, and refunded any fees already paid.

A full description of the updated warranty can be found here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemsetup/xbox360/resources/warranty.htm

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Laser Lipo Reviews The Advantages Of I Lipo

By Louise Smith

Hi this article is a quick review of I lipo which is a new popular weight loss procedure in this I lipo review we will be looking at the treatment, the results and the cost of this sort of treatment.

I lIpo is a relatively new weight loss procedure, it is called I lipo due to the results it produces being very similar to that of a traditional liposuction surgery procedure, the advantage however of this procedure is that it is totally non-intrusive, this means there is no surgery required at all, this will obviously mean that there will be no pain and no unsightly scars after the treatment like what you would expect after any kind of surgical procedure like liposuction or other procedures like tummy tucks which both involve extensive surgical procedures.

So what is I lipo and what does the procedure consist of?

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It is basically a technique that uses laser energy emitted through pads that are placed on your body in the specific area you are treating this effects the structure of fat cells in the body causing them to break down into free fatty acids and glycerol, which are then absorbed through the cell membrane channels and then transported around the body to be used for energy, this process is something that already happens in the body naturally when the body needs to use stored energy reserves therefore the procedure merely helps with an already natural accruing bodily function that happens in the body in the right situation naturally, this also means there are no adverse effects to the surrounding cells tissue or skin.

The procedure itself has been through a number of independent medical trials and is often compared to surgical procedures like liposuction.

Ultra sound has shown that after just 1 treatment in some cases up to 30% of fat in the treated area has been reduced, results can be seen almost instantly however it is recommended to do some light exercise after the procedure to speed up the process by burning the broken down fat that has been distributed through the body.

Possibly the best thing about this procedure is that I Lipo is completely painless unlike other common weight loss surgerys which can cause a lot of pain and scarring and remain painful for quite a while, a lot of people consider the feeling of I Lipo to actually be quite relaxing due to the pads that emit the laser being nice and warm.

So how much does ILipo cost? Well it is quite an affordable procedure each treatment costs around 100 with a recommended 8 treatments on average obviously some people will need less and some may need more but at an average of just 800 this really is an amazingly cheap alternative to real cosmetic surgery.

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More teenagers attracted to computer crime, say experts

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Security experts warn more and more teenagers are now into hi-tech computer crime. Alarmingly large number of teenagers are found peddling credit card numbers, phishing kits and cracking tips in some Internet forums. The young offenders are very likely to get caught and prosecuted due to their inferior technical skills, claim experts.

Swapping malicious programs, knowledge, stolen data, exploits and virus code are very popular with teenagers exposed to the world of computer crime. Online communities and web forums sharing application cracks, exotic exploits and virus code make it easy for teens to do the illegal activities. Many nuisance programs are written by teenagers to exploit users of social networking sites, says Chris Boyd, director of malware research at FaceTime Security.

“Some are quite crude, some are clever and some are stupid,” said Mr Boyd. Attempts to make money by dabbling in cyber crime quite often fails due to a lack of technical skills. “They do not even know enough to get a simple phishing or attack tool right,” said Kevin Hogan, a senior manager of Symantec Security Response. The teenagers often end up damaging their own PCs by the viruses they have written.

Teenagers desire to win recognition for their exploits make them post revealing videos in sites such as YouTube. They commonly sign on with the same alias used to crack a site, run a phishing attack or write a web exploit. They are thus easily tracked down by computer security experts.

Some are quite crude, some are clever and some are stupid.

Mathew Bevan, arrested as a teenager cyber criminal and then acquitted, says teens enjoy the “thrill and power to prove they are somebody”. Thus they end up sticking to the same alias, even at a risk of being caught. “The aim of what they are doing is to get the fame within their peer group,” he said. “They spend months or years developing who they are and their status. They do not want to give that up freely.”

Graham Robb, a board member of the Youth Justice Board, cautions about the life-long stigma on being caught. “If they get a criminal record it stays with them,” he said. “A Criminal Records Bureau check will throw that up and it could prevent access to jobs.”

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Scientology website hacked

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Church of Scientology’s European website was hacked and defaced earlier today by hackers claiming to be members of Anonymous. Anonymous proponents previously hacked Scientology’s main website, www.scientology.org. The group also protested the church in February 2008.

Another website run by the church, freedom-belgium.org, was also hacked and defaced. The hacked websites contain content taken from .whyaretheydead.info, a website critical of Scientology which lists members of the Church who are alleged to have died while in its care. Anonymous has stated that whyaretheydead.info was not involved in the hacking, but the hackers merely used content from their website.

This is not the first time hackers have defaced Scientology websites. In January 2008, ‘Anonymous’ hacked the Church’s international website by using a denial-of-service attack. The attack caused the website to be inaccessible for nearly 24 hours.

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Aug
04
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Surgeons reattach boy’s three severed limbs

Tuesday, March 29, 2005A team of Australian surgeons yesterday reattached both hands and one foot to 10-year-old Perth boy, Terry Vo, after a brick wall which collapsed during a game of basketball fell on him, severing the limbs. The wall gave way while Terry performed a slam-dunk, during a game at a friend’s birthday party.

The boy was today awake and smiling, still in some pain but in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery, according to plastic surgeon, Mr Robert Love.

“What we have is parts that are very much alive so the reattached limbs are certainly pink, well perfused and are indeed moving,” Mr Love told reporters today.

“The fact that he is moving his fingers, and of course when he wakes up he will move both fingers and toes, is not a surprise,” Mr Love had said yesterday.

“The question is more the sensory return that he will get in the hand itself and the fine movements he will have in the fingers and the toes, and that will come with time, hopefully. We will assess that over the next 18 months to two years.

“I’m sure that he’ll enjoy a game of basketball in the future.”

The weight and force of the collapse, and the sharp brick edges, resulted in the three limbs being cut through about 7cm above the wrists and ankle.

Terry’s father Tan said of his only child, the injuries were terrible, “I was scared to look at him, a horrible thing.”

The hands and foot were placed in an ice-filled Esky and rushed to hospital with the boy, where three teams of medical experts were assembled, and he was given a blood transfusion after experiencing massive blood loss. Eight hours of complex micro-surgery on Saturday night were followed by a further two hours of skin grafts yesterday.

“What he will lose because it was such a large zone of traumatised skin and muscle and so on, he will lose some of the skin so he’ll certainly require lots of further surgery regardless of whether the skin survives,” said Mr Love said today.

The boy was kept unconscious under anaesthetic between the two procedures. In an interview yesterday, Mr Love explained why:

“He could have actually been woken up the next day. Because we were intending to take him back to theatre for a second look, to look at the traumatised skin flaps, to close more of his wounds and to do split skin grafting, it was felt the best thing to do would be to keep him stable and to keep him anaesthetised.”

Professor Wayne Morrison, director of the respected Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and head of plastic and hand surgery at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, said he believed the operation to be a world first.

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Why A Paver Is A Great Alternative To Traditional Decks}

Why A Paver Is A Great Alternative To Traditional Decks

by

Vince J. Paxton –

Wouldnt it be great if after a long day working like a dog you could just go outside and relax on your deck and sip a cold beverage? Or, how about spending the whole day on a Saturday or Sunday with the barbecue going, simply enjoying a nice warm summer day without all the worries?

If youre looking to build a deck for yourself, and a place to enjoy the days as described above some wood decking tools will be necessary. Youll probably be looking for a paver through this, because they bring many advantages into the task of building the ultimate patio deck for your home. Read on and youll be pleasantly surprised in the benefits of a paver instead of the conventional wood deck.

Building a deck is a tedious and often disastrous task for the handy man that isnt skilled in this area. Even the most simple plan and design can lead to much headache and actually cost you a ton of your hard earned money when your cuts arent perfect. Therefore, using a paver is a great alternative.

One part of this project that stops many hopeful deck builders dead in their tracks is the unpleasant fact of building permits. Of course if you live way out in the country with no neighbors within earshot youll likely have no problems with building the deck of your dreams. The problem arises when you reside in a heavily residential area with strict building codes youll have to obey. You dont want to take the chance and spend your hard earned money without chekcing into the codes for your area.

If a neighbor isnt pleased by the noise or any other reason, they can report you and youll likely be fined a hefty sum, as well as having to remove your deck. There goes all your hard work and money. Most areas have requirements on the decks size, the type of wood that youll use, and get thiseven the color. Isnt that crazy. Well it is when its you building the deck but if you had to look out every morning at a neon hot pink deck every morning you might think otherwise.

Most often youll have no choice if youre looking to construct a freestanding deck as opposed to one that is attached directly to your home. Since theres probably limited space think about easement issues too, because your cities building codes certainly arent going to allow you to encroach on your neighbors property, or stop access to necessary utility lines either. Thats one thing that most completely forgets about.

The reason to use a paver is that with it, if you need to move it its completely doable without a lot of trouble. For instance, if you needed to redesign your landscaping, or if something like a pipe bursting affects your yard, you can easily take up a paver and replace it when everything is back to normal. So you should definitely consider a paver for its ease of use and mobility.

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British supermarket chain Tesco to sell its Polish branch to Salling Group A/S

Sunday, June 21, 2020

On Thursday, UK-based retailer Tesco and Denmark-based retailer Salling Group announced their agreement over selling a large portion of Tesco’s Polish operation to Salling Group. Tesco stated its intention to leave the Polish market altogether, Salling its intention to strengthen its Netto chain in Poland.

The deal covers 301 stores, two distribution centers and the head office. With the acquisition Salling said it seeks to improve its coverage in Southern Poland and, over 18 months at a cost of one billion z?otys, intends to merge these stores into its currently 386 strong Netto chain. Salling also takes over about 7000 employees from Tesco — Netto Poland currently has about 5000 employees. Tesco continues to run 19 stores, which were not included in this package.

The sale price, to be payed in cash, is 900 million z?otys (181 million pounds). In the 2019/20 fiscal year, Tesco said its Polish branch had a 24 million pounds operating loss with a 1368 million pounds turnover; to which the sold units contributed with a 947 million pounds turnover for a 107 million loss. At fiscal year-end, the sold units held a value of 681 million pounds in the books.

UOKiK, the Polish anti-monopoly agency, has to approve the deal. The parties said they expect a decision this year.

Tesco has suffered losses from its Polish operation for several years, as customer preference has shifted away from hypermarkets, Tesco’s preferred store size, to smaller discount stores like Biedronka and LIDL. The Sunday trade ban, introduced in 2018, also hurt sales. According to Notes from Poland (NFP), some discount stores resorted to offer postal services, a loophole which allows Sunday opening hours.

In 2015, Tesco centralized its management in the Central European region, comprising Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, but reverted the decision later on. At the time, the company invested in e-commerce and started home deliveries, but Gazeta Prawna reports only 0.5% of Polish grocery turnover comes from this segment, compared to 7% in the United Kingdom.

In the past few years, Tesco Polska has cut expenditures by streamlining its product range, halving its staff, shutting off home deliveries in parts of the country, and closing off stores, reportedly including last year its Poznan distribution center. Deutsche Welle (DW) reported in mid-2019, 62 Tesco outlets had closed within a year. Staff layoffs left meat, fish and delicatessen departments without designated shop assistants, and forced staff canteen closures and administration simplifications.

Tesco sold its roughly 2000 Thai and 74 Malaysian stores to Charoen Pokphand in March; announced leaving its joint venture with China Resources Holdings in February; and in 2015 sold its South Korean chain HomePlus. Speaking to Portfolio.hu, Matt Simister, Tesco’s CEO for Central Europe, explained that the company held a 4% share of the Polish retail market, compared to its 16% share in Hungary, and stated they want to stay in Hungary. In a DW report in March of last year, Dave Lewis, CEO of Tesco, stated they did not have intentions of leaving Thailand or Poland.

Tesco’s Polish operation, according to Gazeta Wyborcza in March, is too big for a single monolithic sale. The chain’s press release reported 22 sold units in the past year and a half, for around 200 million pounds. NFP named the Kaufland chain and property developer Echo Investment among the buyers.

Both Tesco and Salling entered the Polish market in 1995.

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Russian territory expands by 4.5 square kilometres after seismic activity

Saturday, November 14, 2009

According to scientists, the land territory of Russia has expanded by about 4.5 square kilometres within the last few years in the Far East due to seismic and volcanic activity.

The gained land was recorded in the Sakhalin Peninsula. Boris Levin, head of the Institute for Sea Geology and Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the increase happened primarily due to two seismic events.

The first, in August of 2007, was when a heavy 6.8 earthquake near the city of Nevelsk in the Far East raised about three square kilometres of seabed above the level of the water. The second was in June of this year, when the Sarychev Peak volcano on the Matua Island erupted. GPS trackers on the Matua island were used to monitor the eruption, and the volcano changed its shape, adding 1.5 square kilometres of land, scientists said.

Geologists also reported that the Kuril Islands nearby were slowly moving towards mainland Russia at an estimated rate of eighteen milimetres per year.

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Aug
03
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Buy Iraqi Dinar As Your Long Term Investment

Every sensible person is interested in investment in something for his secured future. As we are living in the age of globalization, the whole world is accessible to us via internet. So we can always opt to invest in some foreign currencies where we can be benefited in the long run. After the demise of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi currency has attracted many investors. Therefore you can always think to buy Iraqi dinar as a good place to invest.

Before you invest your hard earned money in Iraqi dinar, you should be well aware of the foreign currency exchange rates and buy Iraqi dinar accordingly. You need to look for various websites that speculates about the exchange rates and you need to make sure that you are investing at the right time. You have to compare the rates against all other foreign currencies which will give you the clear idea of the current situation. The best way to deal this situation is to opt for a valid currency broker who can guide you to make the right investment. Though before that you need to make sure whether the broker is genuine or not. For that, you can go to the website of that broker and read all the credentials for verification.

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After you have selected your broker who will definitely make sure of your investment will be fruitful, you can look for to invest in multiple of 25000 dinar notes. In the current scenario, as the economy of present Iraq is very poor, you can easily buy 25000 dinar spending only a few dollars. That way, you can easily invest in lots of Iraqi dinar against your savings. But you should be very careful when you buy the 25000 Dinar notes. The present Iraqi government has introduced a new note which is vulnerable of being fake. Therefore, you need to verify the authenticity of these Iraqi dinar notes. You need to hold the Iraqi dinar up to a bright light and an embedded horse head pattern should clearly appear into the paper. You also need to see an image of a dove printed in metallic ink on the top left hand corner of the back of the Iraqi dinar.

In this way, after all the necessary verifications you can simply invest in the Iraqi dinar. It is also said by experts that it is the high time to buy Iraqi dinar as the long term investment for a better financial future.

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Aug
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Bomb blast damages buildings in Athens

Friday, March 20, 2009

Two buildings have been damaged in a bombing in Athens, Greece on Thursday. The target was a building owned by an agency that manages state real estate.

Nobody was injured in the blast, but the building’s entrance was damaged. A nearby store and a parked car also sustained damage. The homemade device, which consisted of explosives placed inside a plastic bag and tied to a pole close to the target, damaged the Hellenic Public Real Estate Corporation building.

The area was cordoned off by police after the explosion, which occurred at 9:30 p.m. local time yesterday. Bomb disposal experts checked the area following the explosion, while anti-terrorism officers began their investigation. The building is about 250 yards from the Athens police headquarters, and is also close to the Supreme Court.

No claim of responsibility has yet been made, but the Greek conservative government has been attempting to control left-wing terrorism in recent months. One group, the Revolutionary Struggle, was responsible for a failed car bombing against an Athens Citibank office on February 28, and also bombed a Citibank branch in the city on March 9. Greece has been receiving advice from police in London after the increase in terrorist activity and rioting last year throughout the nation.

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