melki0r writes: "George Orwell would have loved this. He missed for only 23 years. Insted of 1984 we're getting the Big Brother (a.k.a. Google) in 2007.
Do you want every step of your web-based life traced and stored in one place?
Well you can have it all for free. Google just announced a new service: Google Web History. Not only that it stores all pages that you visited, but it also stores all the videos you viewed, images, even sponsored links.
So it's the works! Everything you've ever seen on the net will be stored in one place.
Now this thing can be useful. Don't get me wrong. But on the other hand, if your Google Account gets compromised, your whole life kinda gets compromised. Read on!"
Bad Labrador writes: "Slashdot readers may remember an article and a powerpoint presentation delivered by Alexander Franklin Mayer last year entitled "The Many Directions of Time". In it, he postulates a slight modification to General Relativity, actually correcting an error Einstein apparently made.
According to Mayer, correcting this error accounts for a large number of "anomalies" in observations, including a small but persistent error in GPS locations, the apparent acceleration and deacceleration of the Voyager spacecraft and so on.
The blockbusting part is when the change is applied to cosmology — according to Mayer, the expanding universe, the Hubble constant and the "big Bang" theory are no more. They are artefacts of his discovery — gravitational transverse red shift. The Universe is not expanding.
The book is freely available for download at http://afmayer.net/index.html
shaunclark writes: "Domain
Name Tips Before
you purchase your domain name you need to do some domain homework.
domain name first before you start your new business or website.
Many times people
start a brand new business by picking out and establishing the business name,
then they attempt to buy a domain name. The new business owners soon find out
that every variation of the business name is taken and they are not sure what
domain name to use.
a huge mistake when they spent millions marketing their new Zune MP3 Player.
They didnt secure the domain name zune.com and as of this writing the
domain zune.com is still under someone elses name with an under construction
sign. Microsoft had purchased the zune.net domain name after the Zune name had
been released. This was a huge blunder for the Microsoft marketing team not
to secure the zune.com domain name before marketing their brand name.
Naming a website
after its domain name can also be very important; when people think of your
website, they'll think of it by the name. A good example of this is amazon.com;
so if your business name is also your URL, the customer will automatically know
where to go.
If you have already
spent a lot time and money to establish your business name and you didnt
purchase a domain name. You can play around with some variations to try to get
an easy name. If you find that your business name is taken in every way thinkable,
Check the "whois"
information for the domain name you are interested in and contact the current
owner listed to see if they're willing to sell it.
is to search the Internet for a company that specialized in deleted domains.
Each day thousands of domains are deleted and are made available for purchase.
Many times people may forget to renew the domain or they simply go out of
business; the domains are then deleted from the current owner and allowed
to be purchased again. This can be a very good way to get the right domain
name by using the deleted domains data base to search for certain keywords
important for your business. A domain name you didnt even think of
may show up as deleted and be the one name that will work.
name should be short, easy to say and spell.
Domain names can
be of any length up to 67 characters. Someone actually bought the domain name
shown below and let it go back. I wonder why???
names are much better, especially for people who have to type them in. There
is less chance for a typo when they are shorter. Premium domains with less than
8 characters are more desirable and very hard to find. You may have to put together
some word combinations to come up with a good domain name. I would try to keep
the name under 16 characters if at all possible.
Type out the domain
name you are interested in buying take a good look at it and say it
out loud. Get friends to look at it and give their advice at what they first
Does it spell
something that could be offensive? www.somethingassociates.com
Is it spelled
correctly or are you trying to spell some word another way? www.gotravlers.com
instead of www.gotravelers.com
Can you easily
distinguish the words or does the domain name make other confusing words?
Does it have
2 or 3 of the same letters together? www.abbotttech.com
Does it sound
OK? Is it easy to understand over the phone?
Can the domain
name be spelled easily by the average person? www.rockefellermontessori.com
Keep in mind
that many times you will have to spell out your domain name to people — will certain letters sound like other letters?...such as the s and
f sound the same; same goes for the n and m; z and b, and so on.
Many websites use
prefixes in their main domain name such as i and e. The i is most commonly for
"Internet," e for "electronic". Many other prefixes such
as all, my, best, pro, go, buy, best, and many more can be used.
mentioned above should only be used when there is absolutely no hope for finding
a good domain name.
or Numbered Domain Names?
Many people forget
to type in the hyphen when typing in a domain name. It can be hard to say when
giving the domain name out. It would be easier to say littleredschoolhouse.com
instead of little hyphen/dash red hyphen/dash school hyphen/dash house.com.
Most of the good
domains are taken and you may have to take a domain that has a hyphen in it
to get the domain name you want. I would try to avoid the hyphenated names if
Domains which contain
numbers have some problems in that you will have to explain that it is a number
4 instead of the word for or four. 4salesonline.com is a good example of the
confusion in telling the domain name to someone.
Of course if you
owned 500.com or 5555.com these would be great names that are worth a lot of
money and easy to remember. All of these good domains are already taken and
very hard to find even on the secondary market.
A domain name like
94529875.com would be hard for someone to remember.
businesses use.com domain names. Most.net domain names have been used by Internet
organizations and.org is frequently used by non-profit organizations.
Most people have.com on the brain, and when typing a domain name in, they will almost always
assume it's a.com domain. Dot coms are the most sought after. Thats
all I own.
Anonymous Coward writes: "When a U.S. legislator describes the Internet as a "series of tubes" you just know that you're going to end up with some wacky laws on the books. Law professor Eric Goldman takes a look at the best and worst Internet laws in the U.S. Eric offers an analysis of the biggies such as the DMCA, but also shines a light on lesser known laws like the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002."