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+ - SPAM: Media Player for Disc, ISO and Video

Submitted by Bobdvd0
Bobdvd0 (3899061) writes "DVDFab Media Player is a Windows based full function media player which can be called the ultimate and best media player so far. This media player can play every thing to meet your various needs: DVD and Blu-ray discs (2D&3D), DVD and Blu-ray folders, iso files, and videos in any formats."
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+ - Atrial Septal Defect Surgery in India->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The doctor removes a small part of this sac and uses it to patch the hole. A cut will be created in the right upper chamber of the heart, the small hole will be closed with sutures."
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+ - Bag Printing For Unicef->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Bag printing companies planned to increase their contributions to UNICEF for about 25% from their sale proceeds. Brag printing manufacturing in Australia fulfill to committed to support several charities in order to expand their manufacturing influence and product to everyone."
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+ - Australia's Acquire buys Shore Communications->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Australian BPO provider, Acquire, has completed its acquisition of Philippine based Shore solutions. Acquire’s global workforce is now 7,000+, expanding the organisation’s global foot print. The acquisition also expands acquires capabilities in Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO).

Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers have been part of the business world for centuries. In today’s dynamic economic environment, companies are often faced with decisions concerning these actions-after all, the job of management is to maximise shareholder value. Through mergers and acquisitions, company can develop a competitive advantage and ultimately increase shareholder value.

Whats unusual in this case is that its an Australia BPO doing the takeover and it signals the birth of a new major league player on the BPO scene. The move positions the merged operation for a seriopus tilt at international growth especially as it intendes to open up in the USA in 2015. One of the resaons that companies take over other companies is to diversity service offerings and expand new revenue streams. This offers opportunities to increase revenue and sales as well as creating a more international presence."

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+ - SPAM: How to Set Up the GP750 Gyro

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "1. Connect the gyro's gain wire into the gain channel of the receiver, then connect the rudder channel into channel 4 (sometimes labeled "RUDD") of the receiver.
2. Plug the rudder servo into the servo input on the gyro, located on the bottom right edge of the device.
3. Turn on the RC helicopter and receiver, then rotate it left to see whether the rudder gyro compensates by moving the aircraft to the right. If the helicopter doesn't move to the right, press the "SET" button until the "NOR/REV" light illuminates, then use the right joystick to change the setting form green (NOR) to red (REV) or vice versa.

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+ - BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0 And Three New Paid Products Coming In 2015

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "BitTorrent today outlined the company's plans for its file synchronization tool Sync. Next year, the company will launch Sync 2.0, finally taking the product out of beta, as well as three new paid Sync products. Ever since its debut, Sync has provided a wide variety of solutions to various problems, BitTorrent says, from distributing files across remote servers to sharing vacation photos. BitTorrent thus believes it needs to build three distinct products for each of these separate audiences, including a Pro version for $40 per year."

Comment: Re:Change the road signs (Score 1) 1387

I agree. The speedo sticky label was a nuisance, but eventually everyone here in oz "got" metric measurements. I still think in feet and inches, but measure in metric, especially those metric volts and amps on my DMM! Lots of things and info from the US are marked in both imperial and metric anyway.
My kids (eldest nearly 40) know nearly nothing of the old imperial system...

Comment: Re:To the author of the summary: (Score 1) 64

by David at Eeyore (#42086297) Attached to: Another Player In the World of Free, Open Online CS Courseware

you're a bit late to the the party! AS has already been explained, UNSW is University of New South Wales (one of the older universities in Australia). Maybe Slashdot editors should insist the ALL acronyms, esp. the US ones, be explained at least once per article.

+ - SPAM: If Keyboards Could Talk

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This subject includes the different situations and circumstances that brought about the creation of the Universe, as well as the origins of where the basic life forms came from. Therefore, quantum physics has a lot to do with our existence, which makes it critical in our quest for self-discovery. This science has a close relationship to our thoughts, ideas, emotions, feelings, and even our own spirituality."
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+ - Microsoft bans Firefox on Windows ARM-> 1

Submitted by Kjella
Kjella (173770) writes "In another case of "if you can't beat them, exclude them" Microsoft has decided to not allow third party browsers on Windows ARM. The reasons cited by Microsoft's Deputy General Counsel David Heiner are: "
  • ARM processors, which power virtually all iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets today, are different from the x86 chips that power PCs. The chips have new requirements for security and power management, and Microsoft is the only one who can meet those needs.
  • Windows RT — the version of Windows 8 geared for ARM devices — "isn't Windows anymore."

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+ - Microsoft bans third-party browsers from Windows on ARM-> 1

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MrSeb writes "In a twist that's very reminiscent of Microsoft's naughty nineties, Mozilla has revealed that Windows RT — aka Windows 8 on ARM — will only support one web browser: Internet Explorer. While Firefox will technically be able to run in Metro mode on Windows RT, it will be so crippled as to be unusable; in "classic," Desktop mode, third-party browsers such as Firefox won't be allowed to run at all. This restriction seems to stem from Microsoft locking down some vital APIs in Windows RT, so that it's impossible to build a browser that competes with Internet Explorer. At first blush this sounds like a classic ploy to stymy the opposition and regain market share — and for all I know, maybe it is — but there are also a few logical reasons for Microsoft's decision. From the get-go, Microsoft has been leery of developers porting x86 code to ARM, in case these ported apps don't have the efficiency and stability that a low-power (and battery-powered) ARM tablet requires. It's for this reason that Microsoft didn't offer some kind of OS- or hardware-level x86>ARM translation. For users, however, the implications are extensive: Windows RT won't have browser add-ons, or web apps, or the ability to use WebGL sites. In the long term, if Windows on ARM is a big success, we could even return to the mid-'90s digital dark age, where more than 90% of web surfers used Internet Explorer — a fate worse than death itself."
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