Overheating Laptops Are a Serious Issue

Excessive heat is an enemy of functioning computer parts. Desktop computers benefit from lots of open space for several fans. This makes the dissipation of heat simpler. Sadly, it’s more challenging when you are dealing with a laptop. There are only a few ways to control the operating temperature of your laptop.

For some reason, laptops are typically built with ventilation on the bottom. If these vents become covered up with comforters, thick carpets or even your legs, they will not be able to draw heat away from the interior and the laptop will begin to overheat. The unfortunate thing is that this means laptop fans will not be able to circulate air when resting in your lap. While a little heat every once in a while won’t instantly permanently damage your computer, this will wreck the delicate components over time.

Some laptop overheating problems are not caused by obstructed vents, although it is an extremely common issue. Resting your laptop in an excessively hot environment can sometimes result in internal heating issues. It’s better not to use your laptop on a hot surface like a metal table in the sun or near a hot stove. Keeping laptops off of hot surfaces and away from sources of heat are two easy ways to reduce overheating problems caused by environmental issues. Read more...

Getting Freelance Graphic Design Clients

Are you interested in becoming successful graphic designer or graphic artist with a strong, limitless client base? Whether you are principal of your own small design firm, or you freelance part-time or full-time as graphic designer, your main goal should be to create a strong and steady base of clients. Here are some tips to build and maintain a strong client base as a new designer. Read More...

Looking For A Date?

If you have decided that this is the year that you are going to go out and find Mr. or Miss Right, then you better know what you are getting yourself into or you will spend a lot of money, time, and energy trying to find someone that does not exist. When it comes to finding the right person for you to spend forever with there are three major factors that you must take into effect.

What is it that really makes you happy? Where do you want to be in five years? What are you going to do to find the love of your life? Read more...

Birthday Party Ideas For Men

Dinner and a movie dates have their purpose but when you have been dating for a while, some added spice might be needed. Stepping outside of the box and trying something new together can greatly improve your relationship. These three date ideas are new and exciting ways to strengthen your bond while having a good time.

Most men have been to an all American steakhouse but what about a Brazilian steakhouse? While still serving top quality cuts of meat, Brazilian steakhouses are served gaucho style. Essentially, your meal is similar to a game of red light, green light. Once seated you have the option of a huge salad bar. A server delivers you a basket of delicious cheese bread known as pão de queijo and polenta sticks. Read more...

Free Dating Tips on How to Land a Hot Date!

If almost all of your friends have paired off and you seem to end up being the odd man out every time you guys go out, it may really become hard to meet new people and get a date. To make matters worse, whenever you do ask your friends to go out with you in places where you usually get a date, since they have their own relationships, they tend to shy away from these places and you end up going to couples activities like brunches and furniture shopping where you get as much as action as playing your PS3 at home. However bleak your situation may be, here are some ways to meet new people and land that date you want.

Dating Tips # 1: Internet dating may be taboo to some people. Your friends may think that only girls that are “crazies and weirdos” are found there but this is not the case anymore. And if you want to be specific, say you are looking for a social network specifically for singles that love bikers, then there are several choices for you. Just make sure you learn about online dating manners first before you dive in to the online dating world. Read More...

Running Against Depression

We all know that any aerobic exercise, and especially running, is great for your cardiovascular health. However, not as many people are fully aware of just how strong the link between exercise and an improved mood can truly be.

- Keeping yourself in shape and engaging in regular physical activity can be extremely beneficial in helping those suffering from depression, to stay on an even keel.

Running and depression are closely linked; taking up jogging or running could actually help you reduce your medicinal intake or even possibly eliminate the need altogether. Read more...

Always Ask, Never Assume

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.
He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.
He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.
The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.
Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'
'Why?' asked the pilot.
'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to getsome close up shots.'
The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

Life is short.......
Someone said:
When you ASSUME = you make an ASS out of U and ME....

Have Breakfast… or…Be Breakfast!

Have Breakfast… or…Be Breakfast!
Who sells the largest number of cameras in India?
Your guess is likely to be Sony, Canon or Nikon. Answer is none of the above. The winner is Nokia whose main line of business in India is not cameras but cell phones.
Reason being cameras bundled with cellphones are outselling stand alone cameras. Now, what prevents the cellphone from replacing the camera outright? Nothing at all. One can only hope the Sony’s and Canons are taking note.

Try this. Who is the biggest in music business in India? You think it is HMV Sa-Re-Ga-Ma? Sorry. The answer is Airtel. By selling caller tunes (that play for 30 seconds) Airtel makes more than what music companies make by selling music albums (that run for hours).
Incidentally Airtel is not in music business. It is the mobile service provider with the largest subscriber base in India. That sort of competitor is difficult to detect, even more difficult to beat (by the time you have identified him he has already gone past you). But if you imagine that Nokia and Bharti (Airtel's parent) are breathing easy you can't be farther from truth.
Nokia confessed that they all but missed the Smartphone bus. They admit that Apple's I phone and Google's Android can make life difficult in future. But you never thought Google was a mobile company, did you? If these illustrations mean anything, there is a bigger game unfolding. It is not so much about mobile or music or camera or emails?

The "Mahabharata" (the great Indian epic battle) is about "what is tomorrow's personal digital device"? Will it be a souped up mobile or a palmtop with a telephone? All these are little wars that add up to that big battle. Hiding behind all these wars is a gem of a question – "who is my competitor?"

Once in a while, to intrigue my students I toss a question at them. It says "What Apple did to Sony, Sony did to Kodak, explain?" The smart ones get the answer almost immediately. Sony defined its market as audio (music from the walkman). They never expected an IT company like Apple to encroach into their audio domain. Come to think of it, is it really surprising? Apple as a computer maker has both audio and video capabilities. So what made Sony think he won't compete on pure audio? "Elementary Watson". So also Kodak defined its business as film cameras, Sony defines its businesses as "digital."

In digital camera the two markets perfectly meshed. Kodak was torn between going digital and sacrificing money on camera film or staying with films and getting left behind in digital technology. Left undecided it lost in both. It had to. It did not ask the question "who is my competitor for tomorrow?" The same was true for IBM whose mainframe revenue prevented it from seeing the PC. The same was true of Bill Gates who declared "internet is a fad!" and then turned around to bundle the browser with windows to bury Netscape. The point is not who is today's competitor. Today's competitor is obvious. Tomorrow's is not.

In 2008, who was the toughest competitor to British Airways in India? Singapore airlines? Better still, Indian airlines? Maybe, but there are better answers. There are competitors that can hurt all these airlines and others not mentioned. The answer is videoconferencing and telepresence services of HP and Cisco. Travel dropped due to recession. Senior IT executives in India and abroad were compelled by their head quarters to use videoconferencing to shrink travel budget. So much so, that the mad scramble for American visas from Indian techies was nowhere in sight in 2008. (India has a quota of something like 65,000 visas to the U.S. They were going a-begging. Blame it on recession!). So far so good. But to think that the airlines will be back in business post recession is something I would not bet on. In short term yes. In long term a resounding no. Remember, if there is one place where Newton's law of gravity is applicable besides physics it is in electronic hardware. Between 1977 and 1991 the prices of the now dead VCR (parent of Blue-Ray disc player) crashed to one-third of its original level in India. PC's price dropped from hundreds of thousands of rupees to tens of thousands. If this trend repeats then telepresence prices will also crash. Imagine the fate of airlines then. As it is not many are making money. Then it will surely be RIP!

India has two passions. Films and cricket. The two markets were distinctly different. So were the icons. The cricket gods were Sachin and Sehwag. The filmi gods were the Khans (Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and the other Khans who followed suit). That was, when cricket was fundamentally test cricket or at best 50 over cricket. Then came IPL and the two markets collapsed into one. IPL brought cricket down to 20 overs. Suddenly an IPL match was reduced to the length of a 3 hour movie. Cricket became film's competitor. On the eve of IPL matches movie halls ran empty. Desperate multiplex owners requisitioned the rights for screening IPL matches at movie halls to hang on to the audience. If IPL were to become the mainstay of cricket, as it is likely to be, films have to sequence their releases so as not clash with IPL matches. As far as the audience is concerned both are what in India are called 3 hour "tamasha" (entertainment). Cricket season might push films out of the market.
Look at the products that vanished from India in the last 20 years. When did you last see a black and white movie? When did you last use a fountain pen? When did you last type on a typewriter? The answer for all the above is "I don't remember!" For some time there was a mild substitute for the typewriter called electronic typewriter that had limited memory. Then came the computer and mowed them all. Today most technologically challenged guys like me use the computer as an upgraded typewriter. Typewriters per se are nowhere to be seen.
One last illustration. 20 years back what were Indians using to wake them up in the morning? The answer is "alarm clock." The alarm clock was a monster made of mechanical springs. It had to be physically keyed every day to keep it running. It made so much noise by way of alarm, that it woke you up and the rest of the colony. Then came quartz clocks which were sleeker. They were much more gentle though still quaintly called "alarms." What do we use today for waking up in the morning? Cellphone! An entire industry of clocks disappeared without warning thanks to cell phones. Big watch companies like Titan were the losers. You never know in which bush your competitor is hiding!

On a lighter vein, who are the competitors for authors? Joke spewing machines? (Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, himself a Pole, tagged a Polish joke telling machine to a telephone much to the mirth of Silicon Valley). Or will the competition be story telling robots? Future is scary! The boss of an IT company once said something interesting about the animal called competition. He said "Have breakfast …or…. be breakfast"! That sums it up rather neatly.

—Dr. Y. L. R. Moorthi is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a post graduate in management from IIM, Bangalore.

Join a Class to Lose Weight, Feel Good and Make Friends

No matter what type of exercise you’re into, it’s always wise to select something that’s capable of working your entire body at once, including your heart and lungs, so that you develop evenly into a better, stronger person throughout the course of the next year. For many, a rowing class is a perfect solution.

A rowing class, like other types of group exercise, is one of the most effective ways of combining healthy exercise with a good social environment. Rowing is a repetitive exercise and, for some, can get boring over time. Classes add a social element that can keep things more interesting. Rowing classes are often held indoors and dedicated rowing gyms that provide the equipment. The class consists of a group of rowing machines with the instructor’s rowing machine at the head of the class facing back at them. In this way, newcomers to the sport of rowing can observe proper form, and if necessary, they can be corrected by the instructor should they make any mistakes. Read more...

Why Cod Liver Oil is an Essential Health Supplement

Cod liver oil is a popular supplement which has been used by families across the generations as a way to improve their health. It can help reduce depression, augment the immune system and promote better blood circulation. The reason it is so healthy is because it is rich in four sources of essential nutrients, which are the omega 3s DHA and EPA, vitamin A and vitamin D.

Omega 3 DHA - This is a kind of fatty acid that is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system and promoting excellent sight. The skin, hair, bones and teeth all develop better when it there are sufficient levels of it within the body. Additionally, research has also linked it with both the prevention of depression, and the alleviation of symptoms associated with it.

Omega 3 EPA - The main benefits of this fatty acid are that it improves the body’s cardiovascular system and reduces inflammation. A secondary benefit is the slowing of the onset of arthritis. Elderly people especially need this fatty acid as part of their dietary intake, though it is still recommended for younger people too. Read more...

Complete Your Look With Fashion Cowboy Hats

Fashion Cowboy Hats The Most Committed Refer In Hat

Around 1865 , there was a smaller and rented room, where John B. Stetson had a hundred dollars in his pocket, he then bought the tools that he would postulate to be the special bequest he is to this day. He bought ten dollars worth of fur, and then spent a few hours of perseverance and arduous work; the John B. Stetson Hat Company was given birth. The Stetson Hat Company, in 1865 was produced by John B. Stetson, and then he fared to a determination to vary the feel of the hats, As soon as he was over with this, he made a mass production of the hat, and called it the Cowboy hat. Read more...