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12 Applicable US Laws for Bloggers

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: May 5, 2007

Here are "12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know" you might be interested to read on and though it specific to the United States, some of them might actually apply to us here in the Philippines too, especially when your blog is hosted in one of the federal states there. Topics covered are: Whether to Disclose Paid Posts Is Deep Linking Legal The Legal Use of Images and Thumbnails Laws that Protect You From Stolen Content Domain Name Trademark Issues Handling Private Data About Your Readers Who Owns User-Developed Content and Can You Delete It The Duty to…

Dumb Laws

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: April 15, 2005

According to editors of TorrentSpy, MMDA's unified number-coding system is a dumb law. Here are this weeks dumb laws. Remember that these laws either exist now and are enforced, or still exist but aren't enforced. They DO exist though. Philippines: Cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M Mexico: Bicycle riders may not lift either foot from the peddles, as it might result…

7 weird gadgets that we want in the Philippines

Relevance: 73%      Posted on: September 23, 2014

Tech gadgets vary from category to category – there are smartphones, smart watches, and even smart eyewear. Others, because of their cleverness and function, can also be considered smart devices themselves. Here are 7 weird gadgets that we still want in the Philippines. Beauty and the Geek Need a new pair of pants? The Beauty and the Geek jeans combines style and functionality as it comes with a built-in QWERTY keyboard, mouse, and even speakers! The keyboard is tailored at the leg area with a secret pocket for the wireless mouse. Meanwhile, sound comes out of the stereo speakers located…

Weird customer service policy at Octagon Computer

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: October 11, 2007

I'm sure everyone has had their share of computer store nightmares. I know I do. Here's a couple of stories sent to me by a reader about his experience with Octagon Computer SuperStore. Just like most PC retail stores situated in the malls, these storefronts are primary there to drive sales. The after-sales support, well that's another thing altogether. Runel from Cagayan de Oro shares his story: I bought a PC from them (Octagon Cagayan de Oro) last February and it runs good but then five months after the PC was slowly have problems. It came to the point where…

Weird CPU Downgrade

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: February 7, 2006

For about a week now, I noticed that my CPU has oddly downgraded itself to Athlon 1800+ from the original 2400+. I didn't touch anything in the BIOS nor have done something that could have triggered this. It used to happen a few months back but a quick reboot fixes the issue. I am looking at the BIOS and the system bus is already set at 133MHz so the multiplier should be at 15 to effectively get the desired 2400+. I suspect the MSI mobo is the culprit but I don't have much time to do more tests and open…

Weird PageRank Updates

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: July 14, 2006

Around early morning today, just before I hit the sack, I noticed that a lot of sites have had their Google PageRank updated already (both the internal and the Toolbar PR). I checked all the ones that I've gotten in the last 2 months and half of them had good results while the other ones weren't as lucky. An old PR6 and two PR5 domains dropped to PR0, while a 7 week old and another 8 week old domain got a PR5 and PR6 respectively. What's weirder is that an internal page got PR8 even though the domain is just…

Weird IDC AsiaPac Survey Interview

Relevance: 44%      Posted on: May 4, 2007

About early last week, I got a phone call from a lady identifying herself as a researcher from IDC Asia-Pacific. She spoke in English but with a heavy Chinese accent so I instantly believed her. But the IDC, why? According to their website, IDC is... ... the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry…

Cure to launch 3G in the Philippines

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: May 10, 2008

Another telco is coming to town. Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc. (CURE) will officially launch it's 3G mobile service in the Philippines this month. According to sources, Cure will open its doors to the public this May 19 in an event at the Rockwell. Cure's network has been alive since December 2006 according to GSMWorld and will operate a 3G (2100) license in the country. Here's a little background about them: 2001 – CURE was granted a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate, and maintain telecommunications systems throughout the Philippines. 2005 – CURE submitted an application to the National Telecommunications…

Google Data Center in Malaysia; why not the Philippines?

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: February 3, 2008

Drew points us to a brewing discussion at Slashdot over a possible new Asian Data Center being planned by Google. Rumor is that it's going to be Malaysia though reports indicate Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, India and Vietnam to be ideal candidates as well. Wait, why isn't the Philippines even in the picture? That's where the discussions over at Slashdot was leaning forward to. And any Asian country that can grab Google's attention and business will surely get a huge boost in their IT reputation (bragging rights if you will). Google is pitting foreign governments against one another in a…

Crowdsourcing of Guingona’s bill starts tomorrow

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: August 6, 2013

Last year, Sen. TG Guingona filed a Crowdsourcing bill which aims to better legislation by allowing the public to express their thoughts and sentiments on pending laws. The bill itself will be crowdsourced and will begin tomorrow. To give you a recap, the Crowdsourcing Act which was filed back in October of 2012, seeks transparency and accountability in the process of law-making by allowing technology-enabled people to participate. It also allows the public to access copies of bills and measures pending before the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill believes that elected officials should not obtain the monopoly…