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With the creation of computers, the Internet and geekdom, coders have always left their mark on programs, websites and anything that is worth having fun on, also called an easter egg.

An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, video game, movie, book, or crossword. According to game designer Warren Robinett, the term was coined at Atari by personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by Robinett in his already widely distributed game, Adventure.

 

Easter egg, go to the Vogue website: Vogue.co.uk

On your keyboard, hit the arrow keys in the following sequence: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right.
Then on your keyboard press the keys b, a, b, a and then enter.
To activate the easter egg hit A to get the fashionable T Rex’s to run across the screen with the latest winter fashions.

For more website with hidden easter eggs go to: http://konamicodesites.com/

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wifiBathurst has had terrible Internet for many years now. If you are lucky you are able to get an ADSL line and generally it works well. You might even have 3G reception. But a new wifi service is being installed that has been worked on for the last 12 months. It has successfully connected up a few farms, a guest house and a pub in the local western area of Bathurst.

Currently high sites are going up on the eastern side of Bathurst and providing highspeed internet directly to an upstream provider in Port Elizabeth. In total three major nodes are installed and a fourth will be setup in the next couple weeks to cover a larger area and interconnect the current high-sites.

The possibilities once we have support,  so a community effort is require to make this a success.If you are a guest house, farm, business or a family home, we can provide a hotspot system, free or paid for wifi for customers, family and friends.

Planning and progress is being happening and a couple companies and private individuals are putting this together. If you are located in the Bathurst, Martindale, Trappes Valley,Waters Meeting and Shaw Park area please email wifi@bathurst.co.za if you might be interested. No need for telkom lines or monthly landline rentals. Pay for what you use at affordable costs for reliable Internet.


wifiinacan  Bathurst now has wifi on the western side on the way to Grahamstown. Running Ubiquiti, TP-Link, BIllion, and Bubba B3. It supplies INTERNET access using ADSL from the Agricultural Museum in town. The network spans about 15 square kilometers and will soon provide INTERNET access to a local school.

The project has been running for just under 1 year now and steadily grown to indude fams, a pub, a guest house, a business , providing radio and internet to areas where there is currenlty no alternative.

Open source technology has been deployed to provide a robust and reliable wifi service. The hotspotsystem.com Management software has been used to manage the services.

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wifiinacanThe entire mobile economy is based on a tenuous assumption—that we’ll be able to access the mobile web, whenever and wherever we want it, at ever-increasing speeds. The reality is not so rosy: We’ve already seen mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon stop offering their unlimited data plans—and the struggle for bandwidth is going to be even more grueling as the number of tablets and smartphones continues to explode.

Limited access is more than just an annoyance, it’s a mortal threat to innovation. By 2020, wireless technology is expected to have a global impact of $4.5 trillion. But growth depends on our ability to scale up. We need access that matches the number of devices demanding it.

Readily available Wi-Fi could help fix that problem. Internet and phone companies are already starting to deploy small cells—essentially tiny mobile phone towers that serve Wi-Fi along with 4G—in densely populated areas. But those companies have little incentive to build out the massive infrastructure required to connect the rest of the world.

One company has come up with a uniquely audacious solution—a Wi-Fi antenna in a spray can. Chamtech Enterprises has developed a liquid filled with millions of nano-capacitors, which when sprayed on a surface can receive radio signals better than a standard metal rod. With a router, Chamtech’s antennas can communicate with a fiber network, receive signals from targeted satellites, and set up a daisy chain with nearby nodes, potentially creating a mesh network of low-cost, broadband Wi-Fi hot spots. Because the antennas can be painted onto any surface, there would be none of the NIMBY-ism that greets every new cell phone tower. If that’s not fantastic enough, try this: No more cursing AT&T.


Give Linux Mint a try because it’s an exceptional alternative to Ubuntu or any distro you might consider your favorite desktop Linux environment.

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The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

Started in 2006, Linux Mint is now the 4th most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Canonical’s Ubuntu.

Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:

  • It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.

  • It’s both free of cost and open source.

  • It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.

  • Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.

  • It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc).

www.linuxmint.com

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