Wednesday, May 31, 2006

An urgent and highly fluid stock situation...

 The Last Time This Company Took On an Industry Giant and Won - Its Stock Jumped 129% in a Single Day...

A Very Recent California Circuit Court Ruling Against a Major Electronics Company Could Quadruple This Little Company's Cash Overnight... Double Its 2005 Revenues... and Send Its Stock Price Soaring Between Now and November 17, 2006.

 

Dear Reader,

In my 20 years as a professional investor, I have never been as excited about an opportunity as I am about this one.

There’s a lot going on with this play… and time is very much of the essence.

So let me come straight to the point:

This past March 8, a California Circuit Court judge issued a ruling that could pave the way for a patent infringement settlement of epic proportions…

… one that could quadruple the cash reserves of one small company overnight, and add between $12 and $20 million in annual royalty payments the company’s bottom line.

That nearly doubles the company’s current revenue.

When it happens, the company’s stock is sure to respond very favorably – and we have a strategy in place that could very well earn you as much as 500% to 900% in the coming years, and possibly double your money by November 17th, 2006.

It’s that explosive of a situation.

I’ll tell you precisely how we plan to achieve these gains – and how you can get in on the action – in a moment…

But first, let me tell you more about this fast-unfolding opportunity… and why this little company may very well turn out to be “the stock story of the decade”.

A Giant Teetering on the Brink

It’s a classic David vs. Goliath story.

For years a major household name in the video entertainment industry has been using this little company’s breakthrough technology in its gaming hardware products without paying a dime – while other companies that have embraced the technology, like Microsoft, Samsung, BMW, Logitech, Volkswagen and dozens of others, have either paid up or settled lawsuits long ago.

For legal reasons, I can’t reveal the name of this company in this letter, but it’s a name you know. So you can know the story – and better understand the enormous opportunity at hand – I’ll refer to it here as “Company X”.

Despite having a fraction of the cash and resources of a behemoth like Company X – this company refused to back down. It went after Company X hard, insisting the company recognize and pay a fair price for its patent-protected technology.

This tenacity appears to have paid off.

Ruling after ruling has supported its case. The initial lawsuit went in this company’s favor when the court ordered Company X to not only pay the company royalties on future gaming units sold, but also a $90 million cash settlement in back royalties and interest. Company X appealed, but things have not gone their way. Many of the arguments that serve as the basis for appeal have been dismissed by judges along the way.

But this most recent judgment may have been the backbreaker.

Company X had filed a motion 60b to challenge some of the company’s defenses during the trial. This motion, if granted, would have prolonged the appeals process and given Company X’s appeal credence. By denying the motion, many experts feel the Judge has basically skewered any hopes of a successful appeal by Company X.

Even more telling is that this ruling came days after a key ally and co-defendant in the case had said it will settle with this little company – agreeing to pay its share of the claim.  

And just weeks ago Company X suffered yet another legal setback when the U.S. patent office refused Company X’s request to re-examine this little company’s technology patents. In other words, the U.S. patent office is basically saying – this little company’s patents are rock solid… there’s no grounds of a challenge.  

Company X’s Options are Dwindling

Plus there’s this: Industry watchers are speculating that this legal battle is one of the main reasons Company X has yet to release its much-anticipated next generation gaming console, while Microsoft’s rival product – which also contains this company’s technology – has been available for several months. It’s impossible to estimate what the delay is costing Company X, but some estimate that it’s in the tens of millions of dollars – just in U.S. revenues alone.

No doubt, Company X’ lawyers and company officials have been pacing the floor, weighing their options. But the fact is, the recent judgment dramatically reduces their options… which is why many experts close to the case expect Company X to withdraw its appeal anytime now, accept the judgment and release the more than $90 million that’s been sitting in escrow awaiting the appeals ruling.

$90 Million Will Have an Enormous
Impact on this Stock

What kind of impact will a $90 million cash injection have on this company? It’s a little less than four times this company’s sales for all of 2005 – and represents about half the company’s market capitalization.

Plus, it means this costly legal battle is finally behind them and they can concentrate more of their resources on lining up new licensing agreements for their patented technology.

And then there’s this…

The $12 million to $20 million in royalties the company could get from Company X's current gaming products and the new gaming products coming onto the market in the months ahead.

It’ll also give this company’s patented technology an enormous amount of credibility and attention… and send a signal to other companies using it illegally: Settle up and pay up… or else.

Don’t think Wall Street isn’t watching. And don’t think they won’t be all over this stock the minute Company X caves and settles the suit.

That’s Why Time Is of The Essence

As an investor, you want to be in this play now – before the settlement is announced. Why? Because this is the kind of event that can send a stock soaring in a matter of days.

In fact, the last time this company settled a major patent infringement was with Microsoft… and its stock soared 129% in a single day – from $1.85 to $4.23.

Other companies’ shares have taken off following favorable settlements and licensing agreements as well…

  • Rambus, Inc. shares shot from $18.20 to $34.25 in 10 days after it looked like it would prevail in its lawsuit with Hynix this past January…

  • Patent litigation settlement with some major players in the digital camera industry paved the way for Ampex Corporation’s shares to rocket from $4 to more than $50 over a three-month period…

  • A little company called Patriot Scientific went from pennies a share to $1.76 when Fujitsu agreed to license its technology…

  • In fact, subscribers to my newsletter Accelerated Profits Report recently booked a quick 88% gain on a company called Lexar when Micron Technology took the company over once it recognized millions could be made from a patent lawsuit against Toshiba…

But this is much bigger – with bigger dollars and bigger markets at stake. That’s because this company’s technology – which is protected by more than 550 patents issued or pending – could not just impact the video gaming market, but the automotive, medical, casino, wireless phone, computer markets and more. 

Make no mistake about it. The Company X settlement – when and if it happens – will be a watershed event for this little company. And we’ll be there to profit when it does – using a unique “accelerated profit strategy” we’ve used to cash in on stock moves like this one many, many times before.

But That’s Not Where This
Company’s Story Ends…

Long-term, the investment potential here is enormous.

In fact, some market pros are calling it “the next Qualcomm” – simply because the companies’ business models are so comparable and their technology so similarly revolutionary.

Qualcomm, you’ll remember, is the stock that soared from a $3 stock to over $80 once investors grasped the impact its proprietary CDMA technology would have on the global cell phone industry. 

Simply put, CDMA, which stands for ‘code divisible multiple access,’ allows many more people to share the airways simultaneously than other wireless technologies.

Today, CDMA is the dominant wireless technology, and much of Qualcomm’s $5.7 billion in annual revenue is a result of royalty arrangements from wireless phone manufacturers who must use the technology to compete in the marketplace. 

Had you foreseen the dramatic impact Qualcomm’s CDMA technology would have on the wireless communications industry, you would have watched a $10,000 investment rocket to over $267,000 in just a few years.

Even if you had held on through the high-tech crash, you’d still be sitting pretty; your $10,000 stake would still be worth roughly $160,000 today.

Needless to say, the Qualcomm opportunity has passed…

But the opportunity presented by this company has the potential to be even bigger and more exciting.

Like Qualcomm, this company owns patented technology that is just now having a dramatic impact on the multibillion-dollar wireless phone industry. Samsung – one of its largest partners – is already integrating the technology into many of its digital phone lines. 

But unlike Qualcomm, this company’s technology is also making its way into other industries… like the $10 billion video gaming industry… the automotive industry… the medical industry… the computer industry… the casino business and more.

It’s a huge market – estimated at around $270 billion. As this company’s technology begins to filter into these markets, this stock could climb steadily from the $8 range it sits now well into the $50 to $70 range over the next 36 to 60 months – much like Qualcomm’s stock did just a few years ago.

And our first opportunity is unfolding right now. 

Should Company X settle this case in the coming months, November 17th is our target date, and many experts believe it will, you'll have an opportunity to earn a huge return on your holdings, after all, the company should walk way with more than $100 million in cash, close to $5 per share... for a company that is trading between $6 and $7. And I'd like to send you a very special report detailing how we plan to do it absolutely free.

It’s one of four special gifts I have waiting for you – just for taking a subscription to Accelerated Profits Report – at the low price of just $49.50 a year.

What is the Accelerated Profits Report?

It’s your access to some of the fastest-moving and most profitable moneymaking opportunities the market has to offer.

We take ordinary market situations and events likely to move a stock in one direction or another – and then use simple but more advanced trading strategies to “accelerate” our gains.

These are strategies that can lead to some very nice gains. In fact, we’ve used these strategies to book gains anywhere from 35% in a single day… to a 247% in a few days.

The Best of the Best

As I mentioned to you, I’ve been in the business of trading for over 20 years. For the better part of 15 of those years, I’ve focused specifically on options – and how to use them safely to your advantage.

Most of my personal wealth has flourished because of the safe strategies I use to trade options in my own accounts. My point being: I’m not one of these guys telling other people to do one thing while I do something completely different.

And as editor of two other very successful options based trading services… Chairman of Mt. Vernon Research… founder of the Agora Wealth Options Conference… and host and participant of so many Options Seminars around the country each and every year – I’ve seen a lot of options trading systems over the years.

Some work. Most don’t.

Nothing Beats the Thrill of Big, Fast Profits

My objective as Founder and Chairman for Accelerated Profits Report was to provide you with the best trading systems I’ve found – from the most successful and consummate pros in the business.

It’s such a simple and exciting idea… and I’ll introduce you to some of these folks and their systems in a moment…

Maybe you’ve experienced the excitement of gaining 40% on a stock in a single day… 216% in a week or two… 655% in a few months – where your little $1,000 investment suddenly turns into some serious cash.

Quite a feeling, isn’t it?

That’s the kind of success we shoot for here at Mt. Vernon Research with every recommendation in our Accelerated Profits Report. And I’m happy to say, we’ve had some very good success… using some of the very strategies used by professional investors, top brokerage firms and hedge fund managers.

Proven Options and Stock Strategies
that Exploit Unique Market Conditions 

Earlier, I mentioned the 88% gain we booked when Micron Technologies made a play for Lexar recently.

We also pulled in a very fast 18% gain when we “tested the waters” with the stock I’ve been telling you about – well before the fireworks that are likely to be set off by the Judge’s recent decision.

We earned a nice 84% winner on fast-moving Goldcorp, using a unique yet ultra-safe options strategy…

We racked up a nice 55% gain off Microsoft when that stock bounced a couple bucks higher in recent months…

And these are just a few of the gains we’ve earned the past few months – against just one 30% loss that came when a recommendation moved against us and hit our safety stop loss.

Which brings me to another point about Accelerated Profits Report…

Safety is the Lynchpin of Our Success

Just because we’re having fun going after big, fast profits, we’re never reckless in our approach. In fact, Accelerated Profits Report is far more about safety than anything else. Accelerated Profits Report is not about buying a naked option and hoping against hope that the stock moves in our favor.

Far from it.

In fact, each strategy we use… each recommendation we make… comes with a carefully constructed safety net built in to it. It’s the # 1 rule of any professional investor and it’s ours too: The more you can minimize your risk – the more successful you’ll be in the long term.

One of the strategies you’ll discover, for instance, uses long-term options called LEAPS (Long-term Equity Anticipation Securities) to minimize the risk typically associated with options. With LEAPS, you enjoy the unlimited upside potential gain of options – but because they don’t “expire” for upwards of two/three years, they don’t lose value as quickly if the stock moves temporarily against you.

Combine this with a very simple, yet sophisticated, “bull-spread” technique and you can rack up some very nice gains with dramatically less risk…

  • Like this strategy did with Chesapeake Energy recently, when it earned $2.50 for every 5 cents net at risk – a staggering 4,900% gain…

  • Or Placer Dome, when it returned $4.10 on every $2.40 net at risk – a 71% gain…

  • Or International Gaming Technology, when it returned $3.60 on every $2.80 net at risk – a 29% gain…

  • Or Interactive Corporation, when it returned $2.45 on every 5 cents net at risk – a whopping 4,800% gain…

  • Or Intel, when it returned $1 on every 35 cents net at risk – a 186% gain

Profiting When the Market Overreacts

Another strategy that’s been proving itself nicely of late is Penny Option Profit System – or P.O.P.S., as it’s known – which is the brainchild of Steve McDonald, a colleague of mine and an advisory panelist with Accelerated Profits Report, with more than 13 years of options trading experience.

This strategy may seem very simple, yet there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. It looks for companies that meet a set of 15 stringent technical benchmarks involving such things as past earnings, volatility beta, stock and option trading volume, and so on.

Once a stock passes muster, the system buys a pair of “at- or in-the-money” near-term options. One option is a “call”, betting the stock will go up. The other’s a “put”, betting the stock will go down. As an upward or downward trend develops, you get out of the losing position and let the winning position run.

But here’s the thing: The system only executes a trade 30 days prior to the company’s earning announcements.

When Volatility Breeds Profits

Why? Because that’s when the stock’s most volatile. Rumors swirl. Anticipation heightens. The company’s more likely to be “in the news”. It all makes for a perfect breeding ground for increased volatility – just what this strategy thrives on.

Simple, huh? Not really. But you don’t have to worry. As a subscriber to Accelerated Profits Report you just have to execute the trade the system recommends, which is clearly explained to you each time.

And judging from Steve’s preliminary track record, you could be in for some nice fast profits following this system…

  • Like the 257% total gains (winner and loser combined) earned in under two weeks with Neoware Systems recently…
  • Or the 33% net gains earned with Red Hat in two days…
  • Or the 80% net gains earned in eight days with Texas Instruments
  • Or the 308% net gains earned with TD Ameritrade in eight days…
  • Or the 36% net gains earned with Accredited Home Lenders in four days…
  • Or the 50% net gains earned with Marvel Industries in four days…
  • Or the 35% net gains earning in a single day with National Semiconductor

And that’s just a sampling of the 51 winners out of 77 plays I’ve seen go by since I began watching this system late last year.

My Personal Favorite

Here’s another strategy you’ll discover.

It’s the one I attribute much of my success as an investor, since I trade as much as 70% of my portfolio using this investing technique. I depend on it for its safety… and the way it produces consistent, solid, market-beating returns year in and year out.

It works very simply: You find a stock you think has good upswing potential and you buy the shares, just as you normally would. But you then sell a call option on the same stock into the market – for which you are paid the price of the call. The net result is, you own the stock at a nice discount – sometimes as high as 40%.

That 40% is your safety net. It means the stock can fall by nearly half and you can still make money. Meanwhile, if the stock goes up… your profits are even greater, since your net cost of the stock was less than market value. 

That’s precisely how we pulled in a quick 18% gain with the stock I’ve been telling you about…

Back when it was trading at $5.44 – and before we knew what we know now about this company’s legal situation – we recommended the stock… and immediately instructed subscribers to sell the November $5 call option, for which $1.20 was received. That means the net cost of the stock was $4.24. That means…

…If the stock closed anywhere above $5 – we’d see a nice 18% gain…

…If the stock were to fall $1.20 – we’d break even (while those who bought shares at full price lost 22%.)

…Even if the stock tanked we’re better off – because the $1.20 “safety net” built into the play dramatically reduced our downside risk!

So what happened? As we predicted, the stock moved higher. Our $5 option was called… and we walked away with a nice 18% gain in a couple months.

Earn those kinds of gains every couple of months and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your portfolio grows – with less downside risk than owning the stock outright.  

In fact, this year alone I’ve closed out nine plays using this strategy. Seven of them were winners, with gains ranging from 6% to 18%.

Again, please don’t be concerned if these plays sound complicated. They’re not. And every recommendation in an Accelerated Profits Report issue is explained in clear, concise detail. Simply do what the trading instructions say – or read it over the phone to your broker – and you could be enjoying the thrill of the kind of fast-paced gains these kinds of strategies can produce.

Like the opportunity I’m writing to you about today…

A Company of the Verge

Very rarely does a stock come along with so much upside potential. Since it’s inception in 1993, this company has wisely been amassing patents – over 500 issued or pending – to protect its technology along every stage of development.

It’s a move that’s paying off – as evidenced by recent court rulings and settlements.

It’s becoming quite clear this company has a stronghold on this innovative technology – and it’s just a matter of time before companies who need it to remain competitive in the marketplace understand that – and begins paying up to use it.

That’s when the dollars start rolling in…

According to the research firm Gartner, Inc., annual cell phone sales alone are expected to exceed $1 billion a year by 2009 – more than double 2005’s annual sales. And like Qualcomm’s CDMA technology, many industry experts predict this firm’s technology will be in virtually all of them.

If this company averages a mere 10-cent royalty on each unit sold – low by industry standards – that’s $100 million in revenues.

Using Qualcomm’s 36% profit margin (royalty-based businesses are known for their hefty profit margins), that translates to over $36 million in pure profits

But as I’ve told you, this company’s technology – which allows users to experience motion and movement through static user interface technologies, objects and screens – has applications in many industries.

The video gaming industry alone could boost that profit figure another 50%.

The automotive industry is just starting to introduce this company’s technology to consumers – and it’s already inked deals with BMW and Volkswagen.

Add to that the casino, medical industry, banking applications and more – and you’re looking at markets worth between $70 million to $100 million in profits over the next three to five years.

Let’s be conservative…

With 25 millions shares outstanding – and a conservative p/e of 18 – that would put the value of this company’s shares in the $50 to $72 range… which is why a prudent strategy would be to buy the stock today – and wait for the profits to roll in.

Based on today’s $6.50 stock price, you could turn a $5,000 investment into between $31,250 and $45,000…

…a $7,500 investment into between $46,857 and $67,500.

…a $10,000 investment into between $62,500 and $90,000.

…a $15,000 investment into between $93,714 and $135,000.

And these potential gains come with very little down side. Remember, the stock is already priced at a low “under the radar” price. Once this legal issue is resolved – and the cash starts flowing into this company’s coffers… the price will have a far better chance of moving substantially higher than it will of falling any lower.

It’s all very exciting…

And you can find all the up-to-date recommendations on how we plan to take advantage of this unique opportunity in a very special profit report you’ll receive free with your subscription to the Accelerated Profit Report.

But here’s the thing to remember as far as this opportunity is concerned.

The Company X settlement is just one event that could drive this company’s shares higher. Given all we know about this company – and the huge potential for its patented technology in such a wide range of markets – we’re confident that there will be other events that will drive the price higher and higher.

As a Accelerated Profits Report subscriber, you’ll be privy to every development regarding this company – and know how to profit from each and every “leg up” on this company’s imminent journey from penny stock to leading provider of this new and exciting “touch” technology.  

But I can’t stress enough – given the recent court ruling and Company X’s desire to release its next generation gaming console as soon as possible – this settlement could happen at anytime. And this company’s stock price will react immediately.

You want to be in this trade when that happens. That’s why I urge you to subscribe to Accelerated Profits Report now – online – so you have this “Special Situation” report in your hands within minutes.

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I don’t know how much more fair I can make this opportunity – or how much easier I can make putting this information in your hands.

But there’s something I need to make very clear...

Time is Very Much of the Essence

Time is crucial here.

I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the first “profit burst” that could happen should Company X decide to settle in the coming weeks. I can’t stress enough that, given the most recent ruling, it could happen any day now.

That’s why I urge you to subscribe today.

Please click here immediately to sign up. The instant you’re a subscriber, you’ll have immediate access your 4 FREE reports… including your “Accelerated Profits: Special Situation Report”, which contains everything you need to know about this company… and how to profit from it in the months ahead.

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I very much look forward to having you on board.

These are exciting times.

There are so many opportunities to profit. But none as grand as the one I want so badly to share with you today. This truly is one of those rare stocks that can make any “early in” investor extremely wealthy…

This is the kind of situation where when people talk about your new found wealth, it might go like this: “That’s the guy that made all that money on that new “touch” technology… you know, the one that’s in all the cars and games and phones now. Don’t know how he knew about it, but I sure which I had…”

Please take advantage of the “new subscriber” deal we’ve arranged for you without delay. And remember, its entirely risk-free to you.

Sincerely,

Karim Rahemtulla,
Chairman, Mt. Vernon Research
Founder, Accelerated Profits Report

 

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Third International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics

An initiative of the NetherlandsThird International Symposium on
Bioinformatics Centre Networks in Bioinformatics

The Third
International Symposium
on
Networks in
Bioinformatics

29, 30, 31 may 2006
Amsterdam
the Netherlands

isnb.amc.uva.nl

Symposium focus: Bioinformatics of networks

Bioinformatics of biological networks involves a range of interconnected multidisciplinary research topics. Research areas include the quantitative understanding of the dynamics of regulatory and metabolic networks by using modeling and simulation techniques, the reconstruction of biological pathways from experimental data, identification of pathway modules, the analysis and interpretation of experimental data in the context of biological networks, the construction and use of (public) pathway databases, network visualization and the development and use of pathway markup languages such as SBML and BioPax. Biological questions and new experimental techniques as well as ongoing (bio)informatics and statistics efforts will guide the development of the next generation of bioinformatics software packages. The combination of computational and genomics research will accelerate the detailed understanding of biological networks, which will find many applications in all application domains of life sciences.

Bridging the gap between disciplines

ISNB is specifically aimed at researchers working in life sciences, which includes disciplines like molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, informatics, computational life sciences and mathematical biology. Since more and more researchers are focusing on biological networks from different perspectives there is large interest in a dedicated symposium like the ISNB. ISNB provides a platform to bring together these different researchers in this field to exchange ideas and facilitate new national and international collaborations. Experience from ISNB2004 and ISNB2005 learns that there is a significant interest in this symposium. This symposium will also contribute to merge ideas and research from scientific programs in the field of bioinformatics, computational life sciences (e.g. simulation and modeling) and the experimental genomics work.

Scientific program and tutorial lectures

The Third International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB 2006) is likely to continue its success from previous years by bringing together different disciplines to discuss ongoing research in this exiting field of biological networks and bioinformatics. In continuation of ISNB 2005 we aim to organize a three day meeting during which we will again schedule a mix of tutorial lectures and scientific presentations. The scientific program includes research and poster presentations from Dutch and international acknowledged researchers but also from young researchers starting in the field. The tutorial lectures provide an excellent opportunity to have well known researchers in the field give an introduction to junior and senior researchers and students who recently started working in related projects. The setup of the symposium facilitates sufficient possibilities to meet and talk to colleague researchers, which will facilitate many new and exciting collaborations and research projects.

ISNB and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Center (NBIC)

ISNB is part of ongoing initiatives of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Center (NBIC) to strengthen and promote bioinformatics research in the Netherlands. ISNB will feature Dutch bioinformatics researchers who are successful in the field of the bioinformatics of biological networks and who are support by the Dutch BioRange research program that is executed by NBIC.

ISNB as the leading “bioinformatics of biological networks symposium”

We specifically aim to give ISNB an internationally recognized and leading position. ISNB is unique as there are no other symposiums that are dedicated to the bioinformatics of biological networks. As part of this aim we try to motivate internationally leading researchers in this field to attend and present at ISNB. We expect that continuation of ISNB contributes to this goal and that the quality of this symposium increases every year. Again we aim for 175 participants.

Life sciences companies

More and more companies are active in the field of bioinformatics and computational life sciences. Several companies even have a focus on the development of pathway analysis software and databases for biologists and bioinformaticians. In several cases their products provided clear value. ISNB 2006 is again supported by several leading companies in the field of life sciences. Several commercial parties have been asked to present a scientific case to demonstrate how their product helps in advancing our understanding of biological networks.

Sponsors

ISNB 2006 is supported by

  • Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC; www.nbic.nl)

  • The Academic Medical Center (AMC; www.amc.nl)

  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Reseach (NWO-EW; www.nwo.nl)

  • Other sponsors to be announced

Organizing committee

Dr. Antoine H.C. van Kampen Dr. Jaap .A. Kaandorp

Academic Medical Center Section Computational Bioinformatics Laboratory Science K2-215 Faculty of Science Postbus 22660 University of Amsterdam 1100 DD Amsterdam, the Kruislaan 403 Netherlands 1098 SJ Amsterdam, the 020-5667096 Netherlands a.h.vankampen@amc.uva.nl 020 5257539 / 020 5257463

jaapk@science.uva.nl

Program committee

Dr ir. Perry D. Moerland (chair) Room J1B-206 Bioinformatics Laboratory Academic Medical Center

Prof. dr. ir. Marcel J.T. Reinders Information and Communication Theory group Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Delft University of Technology

Dr. Joke Blom Center for Mathematics and Computer Science Univerity of Amsterdam

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Blogging My Life :: A Never Ending Experience

Blogging My Life :: A Never Ending Experience

How to Choose a Good Computer Username?

 

Pick a username and e-mail address that's easy to remember - for you and for others.
Steps:
1.  Choose a name that's easy to spell, type and remember.
 
2. Keep it simple and more or less free of special symbols.
 
3. If you'll be using the name to receive e-mail for professional purposes, stick with permutations of your name: mjones, yang36, monica_velasquez and so on.
 
4. Try "fun" names for a strictly personal account, but keep them short and sweet so people aren't misspelling them or forgetting them all the time: mamabear, cookiebaker and so on.
 
5. Use your ZIP code to add a number to your username, if you need to do so: smith60615 or ngo_90814, for example. (Some popular ISPs and free e-mail systems have so many subscribers that it's impossible to get your first choice of name, so they suggest adding a number to the end.) You'll remember it, at least, if no one else will.
 
6.  Avoid using profanity of any kind in your username. Many systems have an "autokill" function that will automatically and instantly terminate your account if it detects an inappropriate username. Review the system's terms of service for more information.

7.  NEVER USE WORD AS A PASSWORD. No such words that's found in Dictionary be used!

 

How safe is your password?

The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password - i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won't easily be able to guess in a short period of time. To help you choose a secure password, we've created a feature that lets you know visually how safe your password is as soon as you create it.

Tips for creating a secure password:
Include punctuation marks and/or numbers.
Mix capital and lowercase letters.
Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O' or
'$' for the letter 'S'.
Create a unique acronym.
Include phonetic replacements, such as 'Luv 2 Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.


Things to avoid:
Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good
password.
Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.)
Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters.
Don't use repeating characters (aa11).
Tips for keeping your password secure:
Never tell your password to anyone (this includes significant others, roommates,
parrots, etc.).
Never write your password down.
Never send your password by email.
Periodically test your current password and change it to a new one.

 

These were what you can get from your email client as email tips or FAQs.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

LowConcept

LowConcept

Color clues to the sexual you!

Your Favorite Color is the Key to Your Sexual Life
The clothes you wear, your home furnishings and the car you drive all
give clues to your sexual personality. The key is the colors you
select for your possessions. Most people claim they haven't a favorite
color. But look around you, and you'll notice a pattern, especially in
your clothing and home decor. The predominant color for you is the one
that appears most frequently -- it's the one that mirrors the sexual
you. A panel of psychologists, speaking at the 1975 Home Interior
Design Forum, explained the association between color and sexual
patterns.
RED: People who like red tend to be tigers in the sack. They are
easily aroused and enjoy sex in every way imaginable. Once the sexual
spark is ignited, it may take hours to extinguish. When two reds get
together, the ensuing erotica could make Lady Chatterly blush. Lovers
of red tend to be aggressors and weaker colors should be aware.

YELLOW: If you tend to favor yellow, your sexual drives are complex
and turn toward the adaptable. The favorite color of homosexuals is
yellow. But don't panic -- not everyone who wears yellow is queer. In
most cases the person will consent to the stronger partner's desires
in a passive manner. You will never enjoy sex to the fullest, but you
will never turn down an invitation from somebody you enjoy or admire.

PINK: Persons who like pink show a reluctance to mature in sexual
matters: women tend to tease, to promise more than they intend to
deliver. In some cases they flaunt their femininity -- but because
they secretly hate men. A great percentage of prostitutes boast entire
wardrobes in pink. Men who like pink are the philanderers and flirts.
They are the type who will make three dates for the same evening and
not keep one, preferring to pick up a dish in some bar instead. Women
whose husbands like pink should keep a secret nest egg.

PURPLE: Lovers of purple frequently consider themselves to be too
sophisticated for a fun romp in the sack. Women sometimes are the type
who hate to mess their hair. Men are business-like in their approach
to lovemaking. In both sexes purple partners are more concerned with
their fulfillment than anyone else's gratification.

BLACK: Black color preferences point to black sex (not necessarily
meaning black partners). These people are the misfits of the sex world
and seek out each other in kinship. They tend to prefer perverted sex
and are usually masochistic or sadistic in nature. They are moody
people and often perform at their peak when under stress or during
unhappy times. Police psychiatrists claim that sex offenders prefer
the color black. And it is no coincidence that the uniform of mobsters
and teenage gangs is black attire.

GREEN: Those who prefer green are fresh and innocent in their approach
to sex. Women who love green will always make love like virgins all
their life. And a man may always be a trifle clumsy and awkward but in
a charming and endearing sort of way. Green lovers are gentle, but not
passionate. If chosen as a mate, one will never need worry about
infidelity.

ORANGE: Lovers of the color orange lean toward sexual fantasies. The
sex act is regarded as a dramatic one-act play in which they are the
star. Foreplay is as important as the act of love. They whisper sweet
nothings, meaningless dialogue; they feel it is their image. Orange
people often do not experience orgasm -- but they put on a darn good
act. Men tend to pull their partner's hair, and women leave red welts
on the sex partner's back.

BROWN: If you love brown, you're a real treasure for the right mate.
Brown lovers tend to be warm and deep, sensitive to the needs and
desires of their partners. Sex is a 24 hour a day thing. Where you
can't say "I love you" often enough. Snuggling by the fire, walking in
the rain or catching snowflakes on their tongue is a turn-on to a
lover of brown. They need lots of time and privacy to make love. But
their emotions are such that one harsh word could end the affair.

GREY: The color grey a preferred by people who are indecisive. They
can't get excited about anything -- including color -- so they choose
a noncommittal shade. Men who prefer grey look at sex as a way of
relieving tension -- but nothing more, nothing less. It's wham, bam,
thank you ma'am. Women don't make love, they have intercourse. And for
one of two reasons only: to accommodate their mate, or to become
pregnant. They count the cracks in the bedroom plaster until the sex
act is over and done with. But when teamed with another color, the
grey spouse considers the other's infidelity a blessing. When a grey
marries another grey, the marriage is made in heaven.

BLUE: Lovers of blue are wonderful sex partners. They are sinners,
affectionate and sensitive to their partner's needs. They consider
love making a fine art and their approach is elegant. Men who love
blue are like concert pianists, delicately ravaging their partner like
they would play a baby grand. Women in the blue category enjoy sex to
the fullest. They are exciting partners but their passion may be
compared to a tidal wave rather than fiery aggression. Both women and
men enjoy foreplay and the aftermath of lovemaking, as much as the sex
act itself. In marriage a blue person is a wonderful mate -- never
seeking outside interests.

WHITE: If a person is infatuated with white, sex often seems filthy.
These people are puritanical in nature. French kissing is obscene and
to make love in the daylight in unheard of. Women who love white will
undress beneath the covers. Men will shower before and after the sex
act. These people still use pet names for their genitals.

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Number 11 :: Facts or mere coincidence?!?

 
Facts or mere coincidence?!?
Presented here are few exampli gratia <is it?> of number 11 and its association with things around. Especially the US woes over mankind of September 11. Must Read!!!!

1) New York City has 11 letters

2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.

3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.

4) Bill Clinton has 11 letters.

 

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:

1) New York is the 11th state.

2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.

3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9+ 2 =11

4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11

5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11

6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.

 

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:

1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.

2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.

3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3+1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.

4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

 

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:

Now this is where things get totally eerie:

The most recognised symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:

"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."

That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.

Still uncovinced about all of this..?! Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.

2. Highlight the Q33 NY.

3. Change the font size to 48.

4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

Q33 NY

 

Did You see something like this? Highlight below...

 
Q33 NY
 
 
 
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

It's the Time for 2GB hotmail

For more than 7 months Microsoft has been working to find complications related with the hotmail and its peripheral services. Though, Google is know to give its things @ Beta version, Microsoft has been following this trend of Googling for quite a large time. You may check out your gmail or related services including but not limited to the Google groups. The similar trend continues with the Yahoo Messenger and the MSN Messenger.

Now its time for the 2 GB hotmail account. Have you gotten one? Or should you write to me for invitation. The Live version of Microsoft services can be reached @ Live.com along with your customizable, RSS enriched home page. This is the ultimate outcome of Microsoft’s more than 7 month’s toil. De fact, they seem to fix well everything before the release of the newer Window’s version named Window’s Vista.

If you are still using your 2 MB hotmail, now the time has come to upgrade it to 2 GB. The trend in the hotmail history trace back to the not a completed decade of the top tier free email provider. Beginning with a 2 MB space, they provided a 250 MB for country specific, especially the US territories, and now the turn for 2 GB. However, the service is invitation only till the date. You can write to me for an invitation. This service is still under the beta testing and is more convenient to use like a customized outlook express where you have your own choice of color coded pages and enhancement. However, if you are still using your hotmail in you email client especially the Outlook Express, you might experience some connectivity problems with the server.

The new 8.0 version of the MSN Messenger is termed the Window’s Live Messenger /Messenger Beta and Live is encoded everywhere. Once you use it for now, you realize how many bugs are still remained to recover. The look however is realistic and more natural.

The more you use your single passport account to use Microsoft’s these services, the more proverbial you become. However, everything rest on us users whether to use 2.8 GB+ gmail, 1 GB Yahoo with increasing tech services or 2 GB enhanced hotmail. But how loving the word BETA seems with the developers?

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

More Time Honored Truths

 
If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

If God dropped acid, would he see people?

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?

If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?

If you're born again, do you have two bellybuttons?

If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?

Do pediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

On-Line Crash Analysis: An Overview

Background:

These days Online Crash Analysis has received a great attention both to the PC users including analysts and application manufacturers. Differentiations among software developer’s code must be one of the applicable reasons to that. Anyway whatever may causes be we shall talk to them later but now let’s walk thru concept behind OCA.

Wikipedia reports on OCA as ‘a service offered by application software or an operating system that reports details of a crash back to a central database using the internet’. In facts, information that is specifically vital to developers or the company which own the crashed software application is the behind-concept of OCA to resolve or to debug the failure issues with that application. Talked earlier those varying code concepts among developers, incompatibility among programs and hardware, continuous unsolved issues or non-updates pertaining with an application interfering that of another may be possible risks to online crash of the system. When instructions that code a hardware machine to work on its command get ruptured, possible hazards that lead inapt code algorithms is said to cause it crash.

Window Specific:

Whatever the crash circumferences be, OCA is considered to be related only with the Bill Gates’ system. It seems that Microsoft is at present committed to resolve the issue regarding its OC and other software’s failure or inapt use. ‘Microsoft Windows probably contains the most sophisticated form of OCA to date where the central database can be setup to gather additional information from users that are experiencing a particular type of crash (through user approval)’ –further reports Wikipedia. Being reliable and user friendly is not just an issue with Microsoft- it should also have to live on the same world with its cruel opponents. And this must be a show-to-people of Microsoft’s devotion to its software in a place where new applications and codes challenge it every second.

Limited to user specific error issues, you may have your whole system crashed or a particular application malfunctioning at all the times irrespective of how many reports you send differing from users to users. Try uninstalling application that you get to know from Microsoft’s OCA or disable specific uses in order to resume your work without having to send reports and get to get help from manufacturers. What they have to say is ‘the system considers all parts of the debug and release process, such that targeted bug fixes can be applied through Windows Update. In other words, only people experiencing a particular type of crash can be offered the bug fix, thus limiting exposure to an issue’, but you need to update your Windows and use many applications irrespective of failure or whatsoever the cause may be.

Probable Risk and Preventions:

Though application manufacturers say their clients to review their error reports, no users can believe them completely. This have been a practice for quite a long time but found no any solutions, rather crash on crash and users money trash out. The need for non-crash able codes and fluidly flow of software is wanted. Users must be care enough to handle with cookies that error reports enable in your PC and other information that could be stored in your hard disk or shared with third party. Privacy is to be maintained in want of optimization and support.

Microsoft says to display Crash and Stop error reports to its clienteles on its website but nothing can be guaranteed on account of enhancement. You can view your OCA at Microsoft.com having your browser JavaScript and cookies enabled, for 180 days onward your error reports.

To sum up, every user must be sufficiently sentient to let manufacturers know just what have to. Besides, extremely differing variable application need not be installed without acknowledgement. Real solution to prevention application crash would bring a machine with intelligence.

More references can be drawn from

  1. Microsoft’s OCA home page located at www.oca.microsoft.com
  2. Wikipedia’s free online OCA source reached at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Crash_Analysis

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Why is it that computers never have a "B" drive?

The answer to this question always tickle most of us, but Yahoo answers within so few lines and the simple answer is simples.

 

We found the answer to your question, along with several tangents on PC drive letters, on the discussion boards at StorageReview.com. This computer forum is exceptionally civil and informative.

The answer goes back to the glory days of floppy discs and DOS. The early DOS operating system designated two drives, A and B, strictly for floppy drives. Why? Because many early computers didn't have native hard drives -- they booted from Drive A, and ran applications from Drive B.

Later, as computers came with hard drives, the second floppy drive became a useless appendage -- the computer equivalent of an appendix. To avoid confusion during the evolutionary window when computers with new hard drives coexisted beside computers with two floppies, the hard drives were given the "C" slot.

Technically speaking, the "computer" isn't missing the B drive, it's just that later Microsoft operating systems have omitted it as unnecessary. You can read more about the ins and outs of archaic drive systems at Microsoft Support.

Monday, May 01, 2006

New, Hard drive killer virus!

Hi, someone by the name of mr_oonj@yahoo.ca wants to add you to your list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it too. Tell everyone on your list not to open anything from angell11, tewwtuler, and sassybitch. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using these accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience. Right click on your group name of your buddy list and click Send
anonymous mail @ Yahoo!

IT wisdom and Silly Questions

IT WISDOM FOR YOU

 

v      The internet poses security risks. Always has. Always will.

v      User’s don’t understand IT; never have, never will.
All they understand is their job.

v      Data is not knowledgeable. Knowledge is not manageable.

 

 

 

SILLY QUESTIONS

 

v      What is the shortest joke in the field of computers?
A keyboard without the keys Ctrl, Alt and Del.

v      What is Cyber phobia or Logizomechanophobia?
fear of computers or working on a computer.

v      Name a site containing useful information.
Uselessknowledge.com

v      If “A pen is mighter than asword”, what is mighter than a pen?
A keyboard

 

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