srijeda, 26. listopada 2011.

How To Switch From Traditional To Electronic Cigarettes

If you've finally decided that you want to get rid of the dangerous cigarettes that you've been smoking for years but aren't quite ready to drop the nicotine addiction part a good idea to try out would be electronic cigarettes.

There are a lot of advantages when it comes to electronic cigarettes compared to traditional ones and not all are health related. The first advantage you will like is that you will save money, if you add a few numbers up you will see that a lot of money goes into cigarettes especially if you're a chain smoker. Electronic cigarettes are the much cheaper alternative; the nicotine fluid used in electronic cigarettes is much cheaper to traditional cigarettes.

The other advantage that will probably be enjoyed by the people around you, but maybe you will like it as well. One of the major cigarette problems is the odor, even if you're a non-smoker you spend 30 minutes in a room filled with smokers and everything on you will smell like cigarette, your clothes, your hair and you notice that when you get in a smoke free environment.

One of the best electronic cigarette companies to have emerged recently is v2 cigs. The company is good for a number of reasons, first of all their products are of good quality and will last you a long time. Second they have great customer service you get that "small company" feeling when you have a problem (which is rare but it happens).

Also v2 cigs has a great economy started kit as they call it. This is basically one of the cheapest ways to try out electronic cigarettes and is also great for those who are not really interested in long-term usage at this point but want to see what e-cigs are like. Another interesting thing is that they allow you to pick the flavor of the fluid in your started package.

utorak, 25. listopada 2011.

How To And Why You Should Change Your Default Router Password

When you first buy a router it will have a default router password and username. While the usernames and passwords aren't the same for all routers out of the box one router brand usually has the same default router password for all its models.

The first thing you should do after setting the network up is changing the default router password. If you don't do this anyone who has access to the router either wireless or wired can go into your router and possibly they can even collect usernames and passwords on your network.

Usually changing the password is very straightforward, you just go to the default IP of your router this also like the default router password depends on the brand of your router but in most cases it is but other common default IPs are and

When you go to that address and provided that you used the correct one for your router you will most likely see a prompt that requests your username and default router password. The default password for your specific router will probably be in the manual but if you don't have the manual you can try admin, root or Administrator as the username and admin, 1234 as the password. It is also common that you don't have to enter anything, just click OK.

After you've logged in go to the Administrator panel and you will probably have a field somewhere that allows you to change your password. If you don't see it at first look around it has to be somewhere. IF you can't find it refer to your router's manual or if you don't have the manual at hand but have internet access you can just Google for the model of your router with manual behind it - for example: Linksys BEFW11S4 manual.

ponedjeljak, 10. listopada 2011.

Big East Basketball Tournament

The Big East Men's Basketball Tournament is a championship tournament in the men's basketball. The winning team gets the automatic bid of the conference to NCAA's Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Starting with 1983 the tournament is being held in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The tournament is the longest running conference in college basketball. Before 2009 only 12 teams were in the conference but starting with 2009 it was expanded to 16. The first 9 to 16 teams play first-round games and the 5 to 8 teams get a bye into the second round and four of the top teams get a double-bye into the quarter finals.

Also in 2009 the tournament had a game with six-overtimes, this was the quarterfinals game between the Connecticut Huskies and the Syracuse Orange, the Syracuse won the game with a score of 127 to 117. The overtimes made it the second-longest game in the history of the NCAA; the game started in the evening of March 12 and ended in the early morning hours of March 13.

For the seeding procedure the members are seeded based on their conference records. Games outside the Big East are ignored then tiers are broken down using tiebreaker rules. Usually the first two tiebreakers are very close and then the others are played against the next best conference team.

Something else that is noteworthy about the Big East conference is that it's the only conference had every of it's games broadcast on TV nationwide and in 2011 for the first time it was broadcast in 3D on the channel ESPN3D. Also in 2011 Connecticut was the first team in the Big East to ever win 5 games in a row in 5 days and win the championship.

To learn more about the Big East and for a 2012 Big East basketball tournament schedule please visit our site.

Afghanistan War Facts

The Afghanistan War began after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Shortly after the US would launch its war on terror and American and British armed forces would make it their goal to take Al-Qaeda, the terrorists responsible for the attack, down. The forces were on their way to Afghanistan with the objective of taking down the Taliban government and replacing it with a democratic one. Among the Afghanistan war facts that remained controversial is the legality of the invasion which is still disputed today.

In the first weeks alone the American and British forces had great success, and already during those first weeks Taliban leaders and officials started fleeing to neighboring Pakistan. Al-Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden soon became the most wanted man on the FBIs most wanted list. The initial motivation to go to war was to bring Al-Qaeda members to justice. However the war has been going on for far longer than anyone expected as the Taliban have proven themselves strong opponents because of their advantages of knowing the land they're fighting in, their ability to conceal themselves among the locals and maybe most important of all their ability to wage guerrilla warfare. Among the prominent Afghanistan war facts are the civil casualties caused by the US forces in the country.

In 2011 under the Obama administration a team of Special Forces killed the leader of Al-Qaeda Osama Bin Laden. Because of the cost of this war, which increases with every year the US declared that they will be pulling out most troops in 2011, around 10 000 in total. Even though Bin Laden has been killed there are still reasons to why the US has to remain in Afghanistan, the main reason is that the current government under President Hamid Karzai can't handle the remaining Taliban groups which still regularly terrorize the people of Afghanistan with frequent attacks and bombings.

War Facts

Whenever there is a war of any kind you can count on each side claiming that they're doing the right thing and they might even believe in it. The problem is the perception of war, even after the war is over. The best example of this problem is World War II, before, during and even after World War II each side claimed that the other side was evil and that it was a treat to their lifestyle and even their very existence. The best way to explain this problem is probably "History is written by the victors".

War facts aren't necessarily what happens or what happened it is what the leaders want you to believe, World War II is an important example because never before was so much propaganda used like in this war. Every major power in the war claimed that they're the good guys and that the enemy were the bad guys, this is an understandable position but it get's problematic when you can't find the real war facts after the war itself ended. Because of one thing or another governments are reluctant to admit that their propaganda wasn't true and for some that isn't even necessary, nobody asks the winners if they're telling the truth, only the losers have to justify their actions.

After World War II came the Cold War and that may be an even better example of the distortion of war facts. While the US and USSR didn't really fight in the Cold War there was a battle of ideologies and because of that both sides heavily depended and used their propaganda machines. The US government made a great effort of convincing the general public of the need to fight communism and while the USSR didn't directly have to do that they needed the people to keep them in power so they did anti-capitalist propaganda as well. As you can see, modern warfare isn't just fighting the enemy with guns and tanks, the distortion of war facts is just as important if not even more important than the battles themselves.

How To Delete Firefox History

When you surf online you load all kinds of web sites, as these sites load browsers like Firefox save images, the look of the site and other information so that the site will load faster when you visit it next time, this is known as cache.

Other than cache Firefox can also save your browsing history, the passwords you use to login into sites and the preferences you selected on the various sites you visit. After a while all of these can grow in size and make Firefox run slow and sluggish. To delete all of this data and restore Firefox to its full speed you can clear Firefox History and the other data that it stored like the previously mentioned history, cookies and so on.

While there are tools that you can use to clear Firefox history the easiest way to clear Firefox history using the built in option. In the Firefox menu click on Tools and then click on Clear Recent History or you can also use the Ctrl+Shift+Del shortcut for faster access to the option. Once you click on Clear Recent History a new window should appear where you can select the time range to clear and which data you want to clear as well. To select which data you want to clear click on Details and the data types like Browsing & Download History, Cookies, Cache and so on will appear. If you just want to clear Firefox History deselect all other data types and just check History. If you haven't already done so select the time range to clear and click on Clear Now. Wait for Firefox to clear the data and that's it, you can now continue using Firefox like before. All the data you selected should be deleted and you should see a performance boost in Firefox.

Clearing Firefox History and the other data it stores is not only a good way to boost Firefox performance but also it can save you quite a bit of disk space.