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Frequent Masturbation In 20s And 30s Linked To Higher Prostate Cancer

ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2009) — Men who are very sexually active in their twenties and thirties are more likely to develop prostate cancer, especially if they masturbate frequently, according to a study of more than 800 men. However the UK research team also found that frequent sexual activity in a man’s forties appears to have little effect and even small levels of activity in a man’s fifties could offer protection from the disease. Most of the differences were attributed to masturbation rather than sexual intercourse. The study, led by the University of Nottingham, looked at the sexual practices of more than 431 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 60, together with 409 controls. Men who took part in the study were asked about all aspects of their sex life from their twenties onwards, including how old they were when they became sexually active, how often they masturbated and had intercourse, how many sexual partners they had had and whether they had h

Offline Gmail

Many year ago, I used POP/SMTP based email service from my local ISP. Back then, I used to dial my ISP's number and then use Outlook express to send/receive emails. The beauty of this sort of email practice was being able to read emails even when we're offline. But then still accessed my limited POP/SMTP subscription based emails from third-party service like to break my limit. At some point, I was uncomfortable if my emails were compromised during the course though that might have never happened. Ever since, the concept of web email came, the whole scenario got changed. People gradually stopped using ISP provided POP/SMTP limited subscription based email service and opting out for free web based email services. People can access their emails anywhere from around the world where there is internet connection. The only problem they have is they can't check their emails if they don't have internet connection. So, people started grabbing the pop/smtp

Antivirus 2009 - Genuinely Fake

Five Desktop and Laptops in a row to fix(already fixed and source of my inspiration to write this post) and all with the same problems. These all systems were infected with 'genuinely fake' Antivirus software. All these naive and technically ignorant people got pop-up warning out of nowhere which indicated 'Your PC is Infected with Virus' sort of messages. Had it been just the pop up messages, they would have ignored(I assume) but the messages kept coming up from within the browsers and taskbar just like 'Windows Security Alert System' does it's way. Frantically, they installed it unknowingly giving the open invitation to more problems. That more problems urged them to buy their software. And, just like an enslaved one,they used their credit card to buy useless crap spending over $100 dollars. Despite their stupid spending, they got nowhere. That was total rip-off. And, that's when they seek help of people like me. My first note, if you don't know

UFO shot Down

The news of 'UFOs' being shot down is going to be a hot-cake news in coming days and pretty soon. The RAF(British Air Force)RAF is getting closer to shooting down a UFO according to a former Ministry of Defence employee. Nick Pope - who worked on the MoD's UFO desk for three years claimed pilots had fired at UFOs on several occasions - but failed to bring them down. He told The Sun: "We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down - with little effect to the UFO." Mr Pope added the RAF attacks were "not automatic but happen when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat". He added: "In the case of UFOs, whether the object is causing a threat is very much a (pilot's) judgement call." Mr Pope revealed when the day comes that a UFO is shot down we might not find out. He said: "The public won't know unless it comes down in a heavily-populated area." He added: "I do believe we will bring one do

How to remove Conficker virus / worm

Conficker Virus or worm has already hit more than 9 million windows users all around the world within a very short span of time and counting is growing. I don't want to write here all the typical nonsense like 'this virus steals informations, blah blah blah, congest the network..' thing. Lots of the media reporters just create hype without knowing the real fact. To make long story short, on October, 23rd 2008, Microsoft released the security bulletin MS08-067 about the serious vulnerability in Windows . Microsoft listed it as critical risk which could allow remote code execution. As usual trend, followed by Patch Tuesday ritual, there came Exploit Wednesday, and that's how Conficker worm/virus was born. This worm exploits the unpatched(bulletin MS08-067) systems. (Patch Tuesday is every second Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases the patches/updates to download and Exploit Wednesday is the day soon followed by the patch Tuesday when Virus Writers take note

Killer Facebook

Now-a-days, it's no surprise to read news of people with suicidal tendency live-streaming their suicide videos over the internet. Mentally discharged anti-social people with haunted depression are prone to risk. These are the people who takes thing seriously online/offline. Taunt somebody online, he might break loose with infuriated anger and go hysterical causing damages. It's happening. Don't ever taunt anyone over the internet chatrooms for god's sake. You might be dealing with some of these people who takes thing seriously. Yesterday, Facebook, a social network site became the only reason for someone's death. (You buy a knife to chop vegetables and you use it to kill people, I don't blame knife, so do I not blame Facebook.) Just because Sarah Richardson, 26 years old hairdresser in Sandbach,UK changed her status to 'Single' in Facebook profile, her overly possessive maniac husband Edward Richardson, 41 stabbed her to death at her mother's h

Goodbye H1 Visa holders

It would be so lame to put 'Microsoft announced 5000 job cuts' as my post's title when every mushrooming tech blog is coming up with the similar title. The core point of Microsoft's announcement is they are no way immune to this discouragingly sour economy. When I watched the keynote of Steve Balmer,Microsoft CEO at Las Vegas, CES 2009, I thought for a moment 'wow, Microsoft is invincible, recession proof'. It was because he talked that way and presented his keynotes. But yesterday, after the Microsoft's press release, it's proved that no business no matter how they bluff their way out, is recession proof. Sooner or later, they would give up in times like this. With this, all the partners and franchise companies working under Microsoft would suffer badly, that's obvious. 1400 jobs were cut off immediately effective soon after their press release. Further lay offs will take place gradually within a year. I heard that most of the laid offs were H1

Circuit City: Game Over

Circuit City, one of the second largest electronic stores in USA, officially announced on Jan,16 2009 that they are going out of business and immediately closing all 567 stores across the US over the weekend. Their Canada based Stores will operate unaffected though. Circuit City filed bankruptcy nearly a month or 2 ago, and now finally reaching it's death. I never bought a single item from their stores whenever I visited them because every item was over-priced than any other stores. I was questioning myself then, how this store was sustaining despite high price-tag. Never knew the reason but the consequence is right in front. They failed to study the market. If anyone has got a Circuit City gift card, it's a good time to use it before company disappears. One can use their gift card during the liquidation process otherwise, it would be priceless afterward. Circuit City has clearly stated on their site that all the items will be sold on clearance rate which means, buyer

Some of the Stupidest and Worst Tech Products at CES 2009

CES 2009, a tech show that was held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada saw some strange and weird stuffs too at the exhibition, well.. from my perspective. I wasn't quite interested to put that on my blog besides some real and innovative stuffs but later I changed my mind and here I'm with that. 1. Fuel-Cell enabled Charger What I expected was totally new Fuel-cell enabled devices, and what we got this year was just a Fuel-cell enabled charger. Fuel-cell enabled devices have been a buzzword since the early of 2003-2004 and no companies dared to bring the gadgets based on fuel-cell technology this year either. Medis Technology brought the world's first, well yes,, something first based on fuel-cell thing, portable fuel-cell charger to charge your mobile phones, Ipod,etc. They claim during the emergency, it could safe life. Operating this charger is somewhat different. Just squeeze this charger between your palm, shake it a bit to activate liquid energy in it, select pr

CES 2009 - Impressive Highlights for upcoming year

CES 2009 , as I watched on Live TV shows and online were one of the best shows I've ever seen. CES 2009 really showcased the outstanding tech products for upcoming year and most of them were jaw-dropping innovations. Few of them exhibited were ridiculously useless and some of the products were over-priced if you ask me. It seemed they didn't really care about the sour economy that we're experiencing but definitely, I'm not gonna blame on those companies. Newer technology and latest innovations have always been expensive as usual when they make entry in the market. My verdict on CES(Consumer Electronic Show) 2009: Upcoming year will see the proliferation in Wireless and Touchscreen technology. Everything, every gadgets,robots or stuffs shown on this year's CES 2009 were somehow and ultimately based on wireless and touchscreen technology. Small and efficient gadgets are priority and with wi-fi, it's even more desirable than ever as it would leave space unclutte

Yandex superseding Google as search engine

We all know Google has set it's name and is almost an icon to a Search Engine. But recently one statistic showed that Google has become less popular than Yandex. What is Yandex? It's a popular search engine for Russian Demographic. When I blogged many months ago in China's Context, Baidu is China's most popular search engine. Now, Yandex has taken the search engine market share of 44% whereas Google is only left with 24% in Russia. The recent tie between Mozilla and Yandex shows that people of Russia are more interested in Yandex and hence Mozilla is removing Google with Yandex as a startup page and search bar on their Firefox browser. Definitely, Yandex Ad revenue sharing with Firefox would have been more lucrative than what Google is offering or may be they are caring about demographic interest. Thank you for reading my post.

Finally Microsoft Windows 7 Public Beta for download

Last week on Jan 7th evening, Microsoft CEO announced the release of Windows 7 public beta due on Jan 9th Friday. All the excited tech enthusiasts, users and testers were eager for the beta to try hands on. But It was delayed due to Microsoft's incapability to handle large volume of visitors on their servers at a given time frame. Personally I was pretty much excited to download the Windows 7 beta and the very next morning on Jan 9th, I searched on Microsoft's website for any recent updates on download link of Windows 7 Beta but to my dismay, Microsoft's website was acting weird then. To me, it was intermittently accessible and very very slow. Other than microsoft's sites, all sites were swiftly accessible and loading properly. Later at work, I checked the news and found that microsoft couldn't handle the unexpected and sudden massive hits on their servers. They went on building their infrastructure to cope up with the massive visits/downloads and for certain ti

CES 2009 kicked off , Microsoft announced Windows 7 beta for public

Yesterday, on January 7,2009 at 6:30 pm pacific Time, Consumer Electronics Show(CES) kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be ON till January 11,2009. I was watching the CES Live Show 2009 and pretty much excited to learn about new innovations and technologies shaping up in upcoming years. This CES 2009 features more than 2700 exhibitors showing their latest products and services and it is believed that more than 130,000 attendees are going to witness the show. The interior of the show was decorated based on 50's diner food. src:cnet 50's theme on the SHOW The show was started by a guy named Gary Shapiro, President and CEO,CEA(Consumer Electronics Association) and after few minutes of his rambling, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.. ooops sorry.. now Steve Balmer took over and presented the keynotes on the CES show. Like everyone these days, they started their talk on key issues of economic crisis and somewhat implied technology as vital as things of basic necessity. Steve

More than 30 celebrities' Twitter accounts hacked

More than thirty celebrities and organizations - President-Elect Barack Obama, Britney Spears, Bill O’Riley, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and Fox News - had their twitter accounts hijacked on Monday. The hacking attack led to bogus and inapt messages being posted on their accounts. In this latest security problem for Twitter, the sham messages Fox News Twitter included comments about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality, and Britney Spears’ private parts, among others. Rick Sanchez had a posting about drugs on his account. A social-networking blog site, Twitter allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook, in not more than 140 characters. The company said that its own internal support tools had been used to hack the accounts. The support tools - which are used by the company’s support team for helping users in editing e-mail addresses associated with their Twitter account and other such things - were used by the hacker to compromise the

Downtown Santa Cruz in California welcomes the year 2009 with joy and happiness

This was my second New year experience in Downtown Santa Cruz,CA. First year was just like that. I wasn't so used to here. Now, I'm immersed here for at least a year. I went out to Downtown Santa Cruz to celebrate New Year Eve. I had a friend there waiting for me to celebrate the evening. When I walked out, I checked the weather then and it was just 43, and I thought It's not that cold. So, I dressed up as for like a day walk.. just a full sleeve t-shirt, leather jacket and jean. I appeared in Town Clock,Downtown Santa Cruz at around 10 pm. I was 2 hours away from 2009. All people were eager to be in 2009. As night grew deeper, I really started feeling cold as hell. The ball-numbing cold didn't last much because at 11:00 pm, county people started open air music and everyone started dancing on the beats. I wasn't left out. Everyone was anxious. I didn't take much pictures and video footages of the moment, because I was enjoying there, to be true, it was da