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  There are no free lunches on the internet


Hot data: An IT technician checks the network servers at a data farm. Alamy Photograph: Juice Images/AlamyPhysics has Newton's first law ("Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed"). The equivalent forinternet services is simpler, though just as general in its applicability: it says that there is no such thing as a free lunch.The strange thing is that most use...

   Free lunch,Facebook,Google,Privacy information     2011-11-21 03:03:31


  How To Find Link Prospects Without Using Google


I’m obsessed with Google. (I mean, you kind of have to be if you’re in this industry.) But sometimes, you need a break from the hand that feeds. There’s no denying the power of advanced search queries, but you’d be surprised how many other and different prospects you can find without using the search engine at all. Curated Lists OK, I lied. You do have to use Google for this, but not nearly in the capacity you would with normal searches. With lists, you have less sources to sift thro...

   Search engine,Web site prospect,SEO     2012-02-25 12:02:50


  Discovery kills distribution: why the web needs a new leader


[Apple and Google have locked application discovery and distribution within their app stores. VisionMobile's Andreas Constantinou explains how Facebook is using the web to disintermediate Apple/Google and why the web needs a new leader].The platform duopoly.In just the space of 3 years, the mobile platforms landscape has changed from an election race to an oligarchy. The network effects at the heart of the Apple and Google business models have created formidable barriers to entry. The growth in ...

   Web,Leader,New era,Google,Apple,Mobile     2011-10-18 02:53:29


  China to expand 4G network across the country


According to Xinhua news, China Mobile, the country's largest telecommunication company is expanding its commercial trials of 4G network across the country including Tibet. On Tuesday, the Tibet branch of China Mobile held a ceremony to mark the beginning of its 4G network trial in Tibet. This plan includes building new 4G base stations there and also provide support for connecting to the 4G network. In this new plan, China Mobile's high speed network services will soon benefit people living in ...

   4G,China Mobile,Tibet     2013-06-13 05:06:41


  Vim anti-patterns


The benefits of getting to grips with Vim are immense in terms of editing speed and maintaining your “flow” when you’re on a roll, whether writing code, poetry, or prose, but because the learning curve is so steep for a text editor, it’s very easy to retain habits from your time learning the editor that stick with you well into mastery. Because Vim makes you so fast and fluent, it’s especially hard to root these out because you might not even notice them, but it’s worth it. ...

   Vim,Anti-pattern,macro,syntax     2012-02-08 10:06:15


  Big file transfer in Linux


It's very common that we need to transfer files between two different hosts such as backups. It is also an very simple task, we can use scp or rsync to complete the task well. But what if the file is very big, it may take some time to transfer it. How can we transfer a big file with high speed? Here we propose one solution. Copy file If we copy one uncompressed file, then we should follow below steps: Compress data Send it to another host Uncompress the data Verify the data integrity This will...

   Linux, SCP,ZIP     2013-01-10 05:55:50


  Top 5 Hot WordPress Social Media Plugins


Social media has become a great need for businesses as well as personal brands in order to carve a vital presence over web. It has become necessary for everyone to have an energetic presence in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Youtube etc. Having a great virtual persona, you can be in constant touch with your followers. If you are using a platform like a WordPress then there is a great pool of social media plugins. Some of its plugins are free to download and others are paid...

   Custom WordPress Development     2015-07-10 00:21:57


  What should video website do besides buying copyright?


Several major video sites in China seem to be designed by the same team, they look the same from the main interface to advertising scheme. The question is whether video sites really do not need to improve their products and user experience in addition to smashing the money to buy the copyright to attract users, is there no other choice? After reading this article, perhaps we can somehow have different views.The Web 2.0 era's video siteIn Web 1.0 era, the main way for users to obtain information...

   Video site, Copyright,User experience     2013-03-06 03:15:39


  Why I left Google


Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no drama here, no tell-all, no former colleagues bashed and nothing more than you couldn’t already surmise from what’s happening in the press these days surrounding Google and its attitudes toward user privacy and software developers. This is s...

   James Whittaker,Google,Leave,Microsoft,Ad     2012-03-14 13:43:44


  In iOS6, no need to enter password for downloading free apps


In this coming autumn, Apple will release iOS6. User experience for downloading free apps or  upgrading apps will be largely improved. Users are no longer required to enter password again when downloading free apps or upgrading downloaded apps(free or paid). This means that users only need to enter password when downloading paid apps.In iOS5, users need to enter password when they download or upgrade apps.In iOS6, if users want to download free apps, they only need to click the "Free" butto...

   Apple,iOS6,Password,Free app     2012-07-25 10:53:16