One Small Step for Man – One Giant Bill from Tech. Support

Written by Pete McFraser

Beaming data torepparttar moon—it sounds intriguing, but is it reallyrepparttar 133365 answer to offsite backup?

Dozens of businesses were unable to recover from 9/11. Having all of their files and backup data in one location added incredible economic damage torepparttar 133366 already tragic losses of life. Should businesses anticipate a graver disaster than that ofrepparttar 133367 World Trade Center?

Jumping forward ten, maybe twenty, years... North Korea’s nuclear arsenal builds to an astounding 50,000 warheads (more thanrepparttar 133368 USSR atrepparttar 133369 peak ofrepparttar 133370 Cold War),repparttar 133371 ozone hole exceeds 15 million square miles, andrepparttar 133372 war on terror wages on. Nevertheless, it’s business–as–usual back inrepparttar 133373 good old US of A. Investments grow, as doesrepparttar 133374 price of gasoline and real estate. Cures for would–be–lethal diseases are onrepparttar 133375 brink of discovery, and space travel is available to anyone willing to pay.

Nobody saw it coming. Or more precisely, no one believed it would really happen. Astronomers warned ofrepparttar 133376 dayrepparttar 133377 asteroid would come. And it does.

Barreling through space at unheard–of speeds,repparttar 133378 asteroid, aptly named “the end of days,” smashes againstrepparttar 133379 earth like a 400 billion ton hammer. Hundreds of thousands of lives are lost almost immediately. Dust and ash spread acrossrepparttar 133380 sky, andrepparttar 133381 earth whimpers as ifrepparttar 133382 wind were knocked out of her. Overrepparttar 133383 coming months,repparttar 133384 damage is address byrepparttar 133385 Red Cross like a troupe of girl scouts servicingrepparttar 133386 Normandy invasion. The economy is in shambles as consumer confidence falls throughrepparttar 133387 floor...and thenrepparttar 133388 basement.

Out ofrepparttar 133389 smoke comes Dennis Laurie, CEO of TransOrbital. In a speech matched only by Sir Winston Churchill, or maybe even Morgan Freeman, he assuresrepparttar 133390 world that rebuildingrepparttar 133391 economy is possible. The companies that had invested in TransOrbital by sending their backup data torepparttar 133392 moon could fly past their competitors and reshaperepparttar 133393 new world. By retrieving data stored safely in space, these companies redefinerepparttar 133394 Fortune 500 and becomerepparttar 133395 new leaders inrepparttar 133396 global economy.

RSS: News You Choose

Written by S. Housley

Why is RSS So Magical? The answer is simple: RSS is news you choose.

How Does it Work? Publishers and webmasters provide content and news in an RSS feed. Users viewrepparttar content of interest in an RSS reader or news aggregator. The aggregator or reader containsrepparttar 133364 collection of feeds that are of interest torepparttar 133365 user. Asrepparttar 133366 RSS feed is updatedrepparttar 133367 content inrepparttar 133368 reader or aggregator updates withrepparttar 133369 new information. At any point, users can remove a feed from their aggregator or reader and no longer receive information from that source. Ultimately,repparttar 133370 user is choosingrepparttar 133371 news and content they wish to view.

As RSS has increased in popularity more and more webmasters and publishers have adopted RSS as an alternative communication stream. Webmasters use an RSS graphic to indicaterepparttar 133372 content is available via RSS.

RSS Aggregators and News Readers Generally, there are three types of RSS readers that users use to view feeds that they've subscribed to. Feeds can be viewed in a desktop application, web-based aggregator, or plug-in aggregator.

Desktop RSS Readers Standalone desktop applications generally run inrepparttar 133373 background, similar to an e-mail client, automatically refreshing headlines as newfeeds are updated. The RSS readers collectrepparttar 133374 feeds and refresh items inrepparttar 133375 feeds each time they are updated. An example of a popular standalone desktop RSS reader is: FeedDemon -

Web Based Aggregators Web-based news aggregators are online services. In simple terms, you can personalize a web page. Each time that page is accessed or each time you login torepparttar 133376 service,repparttar 133377 web page news headlines from feeds that you have selected will refresh. Examples of popular web-based RSS aggregators are: SurfPack - , FeedScout - or ActiveWeb Reader - . My.Yahoo even hasrepparttar 133378 option of including RSS feeds on My.Yahoo start pages.

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