May 29, 2020

Telltale Indicators Your Automatic Transmission Is Failing

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Transmission repairs can be some of the most costly repairs to any vehicle. While you may not be able to completely avoid a repair, regular transmission service is very helpful in keeping your automatic transmission in top shape for as long as possible.

If you do complete regularly scheduled automatic transmission servicing you will find the technicians can often provide you with a heads up for potential areas of concern. This may be based on the age of the vehicle or known issues with a particular make or model. With this information, you can then determine if it is time to sell or to start saving in the event you will need a repair or rebuild.

In between regular maintenance work, you should also be aware of the common signs of possible transmission problems or failure. By catching these signs yourself, you can avoid being stranded or on the road when the transmission problem occurs.

Delay to go in Gear

If it seems you have to wait before the car starts moving when you take it out of park or neutral, you have an automatic transmission problem. The vehicle should be immediately in gear and moving, providing you are on a level surface.

Fluid Leaks

Automatic transmission fluid is red if it is in good condition and dark brown is if it burnt. When there is red liquid under the vehicle it is very likely a leak. When it is burnt it is much more likely to be a repair issue within the transmission itself.

Leaks or low levels of automatic transmission fluid are problematic as this is what cools and lubricates the transmission. You can easily check the transmission fluid levels with the dipstick after the vehicle is warm.

Check Engine Light

When the check engine lights come on or goes on and off, it may be a sign of a problem with the automatic transmission. You may or may not see or feel any of the other signs, but this is a serious issue and should be checked as soon as possible.

You can take this to a garage or any repair shop, and they will use a computer to read the sensors in you engine’s computer to understand what is wrong. Based on the code it provides they will be able to tell you if it is an automatic transmission issue or if it is something else.

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May 27, 2020

Egypt protests: Army say they will not use force on demonstrators as Mubarak announces cabinet

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The president of Egypt has suffered a “devastating blow” after the country’s army announced they would not use force against their own people, who continue to protest against the government tonight. The news came hours after six journalists who reported on the protests were released from custody.

Hosni Mubarak yesterday announced a new cabinet, which does not include several figures who protesters largely do not approve of. Analysts have, however, suggested little had changed within the government; many positions, they say, are filled with military figures.

To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people … have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.

In a statement broadcast on state media in Egypt, the army said: “To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people … have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.” A BBC correspondent in Cairo said the announcement meant it “now seems increasingly likely that the 30-year rule of Mr Mubarak is drawing to a close.”

“The presence of the army in the streets is for your sake and to ensure your safety and wellbeing. The armed forces will not resort to use of force against our great people,” the statement added. “Your armed forces, who are aware of the legitimacy of your demands and are keen to assume their responsibility in protecting the nation and the citizens, affirms that freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to everybody.”

Earlier today, six journalists from the independent news network Al-Jazeera were released from custody after being detained by police. The U.S. State Department criticized the arrests; equipment was reportedly confiscated from the journalists.

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Egyptian officials yesterday ordered the satellite channel to stop broadcasting in the country. Al-Jazeera said they were “appalled” by the government’s decision to close its Egyptian offices, which they described as the “latest attack by the Egyptian regime to strike at its freedom to report independently on the unprecedented events in Egypt.”

In a statement, the news agency added: “Al-Jazeera sees this as an act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalists. In this time of deep turmoil and unrest in Egyptian society it is imperative that voices from all sides be heard; the closing of our bureau by the Egyptian government is aimed at censoring and silencing the voices of the Egyptian people.”

On Friday, Wikinews reported the government had shut off practically all Internet traffic both out of and into the nation, as well as disrupting cellphone usage. A spokesperson for the social networking website Facebook said “limiting Internet access for millions of people is a matter of concern for the global community.”

A reported 50,000 campaigners, who are demanding the long-time leader step down and complaining of poverty, corruption, and oppression, filled Tahrir Square in Cairo today, chanting “We will stay until the coward leaves.” It is thought 100 people have so far died in the demonstrations. Today there have been protests in Suez, Mansoura, Damanhour, and Alexandria.

Speaking to news media in the area, many protesters said the new cabinet did little to quell their anger. “We want a complete change of government, with a civilian authority,” one said. Another added: “This is not a new government. This is the same regime—this is the same bluff. [Mubarak] has been bluffing us for 30 years.”

In Tahrir Square today, protesters played music as strings of barbed wire and army tanks stood nearby. Demonstrators scaled light poles, hanging Egyptian flags and calling for an end to Mubarak’s rule. “One poster featured Mubarak’s face plastered with a Hitler mustache, a sign of the deep resentment toward the 82-year-old leader they blame for widespread poverty, inflation and official indifference and brutality during his 30 years in power,” one journalist in the square reported this evening.

May 26, 2020

Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

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Friday, January 12, 2007

The iPhone only made its appearance as a prototype and there have been controversies aroused.

The dispute has come up between the manufacturer of the iPhone (which was resented on Wednesday for the first time) – Apple Inc. – and a leader in network and communication systems, based in San JoseCisco. The company claims to possess the trademark for iPhone, and moreover, that it sells devices under the same brand through one of its divisions.

This became the reason for Cisco to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc. so that the latter would stop selling the device.

Cisco states that it has received the trademark in 2000, when the company overtook Infogear Technology Corp., which took place in 1996.

The Vice President and general counsel of the company, Mark Chandler, explained that there was no doubt about the excitement of the new device from Apple, but they should not use a trademark, which belongs to Cisco.

The iPhone developed by Cisco is a device which allows users to make phone calls over the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

Small Flats For Sale In Kolkata Offer A Great Living Experience

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Submitted by: Abhijit Dass

Checking out flats for sale in Kolkata? You must be looking for the ideal abode for yourself and your family. Purchasing a flat is one of the biggest decisions one makes in life. Do not hasten it. Be patient and careful when you think about buying apartments flats Kolkata. Nowadays, real estate prices are touching the sky. But that does not mean you cannot get an apartment of your choice at an affordable price. Yes, you will have to compromise a few preferences, but in the long term, you will realize that you are not really living in a disagreeable condition at all.

Sometimes, you have to give location the preference over size. If you are a busy executive, or you run your own business, what would you do with a huge house in the outskirts when you can get a small flat near your workplace? Of course, the number of family members is very important because you have to accommodate them all. That is why; you have to seek flats for sale in Kolkata that can be modified according to your need. Besides, small flats are easier to sell also, which means, if you feel like you can move to a better flat at a better location you can sell it without problems. If it s at a well-connected location, it will get you a good resale value as well.

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If you just have to have some greenery, make your own garden in your balcony. If the balcony is too small, get some hanging planters. You can also have indoor plants in your living room and bedroom. There are many plants that grow healthily inside apartments flats Kolkata.

A little bit of imagination can elevate the feel of your rooms a lot. Use paint cleverly, to avoid creating the impression of smallness. Read some indoor painting advice on the Internet and you can also make a tiny apartment look large.

Have large glass windows and mirrors placed in every room. They enhance the light in the indoors and make small rooms look large. Not all flats for sale in Kolkata have provision for large glass windows but you can definitely try to modify the architecture of your apartment.

Use soft, muted colors of draperies and upholstery. They can make your room look large and inviting. You can use dark shades in some places such as shelves, but you will have to experiment to see what works with the color and d cor of your interiors.

Just because you have shifted into a new apartment, does not mean you will have to discard your old furniture. If you have always lived in a large house with lots of furniture, you will definitely face some space crunch, but you can avoid that space crunch by keeping the furniture and other belongings that you don t need immediately in a storage safe offered by a moving company. A number of moving companies offer secure storage containers to keep such belongings locked and well-guarded. When you are looking for flats for sale in Kolkata, search for such a storage facility as well. Best of luck!

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Fuel leak prompts 17,000-vehicle recall by Toyota

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Toyota announced on Friday that it will recall around 17,000 Lexus vehicles in response to risks of the fuel tank in the cars leaking after a collision.

The Lexus HS 250h model was subjected to the recall following a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation. Despite previously passing Toyota safety inspections, the conclusions of an NHTSA sub-contracted investigator were that; when the vehicles in question collided with an object at more than fifty-miles-per hour, more than 142 grams of fuel, the maximum allowed by US law, leaked from the crashed car.

According to Toyota, further tests did not show any additional failure of the fuel tank.

In response to the findings, Toyota issued a recall of all affected vehicles, since the company had no solution immediately available. The recall includes 13,000 cars already sold, as well as another 4,000 still at dealerships.

Toyota says it plans to conduct further tests to determine the cause of the leak. A Toyota spokesman, Brian Lyons, said that the company was “still working to determine what the root cause of the condition is.” It’s still unclear when exactly the recall will take place, or when dealerships will be allowed to sell this model again. Lyons said that Toyota is “working feverishly to get this resolved as soon as possible.”

Toyota isn’t aware of any accidents stemming from the leaking fuel tank in the affected vehicles, first introduced in the summer of 2009.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Liberal candidate Kate Holloway, Trinity-Spadina

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Kate Holloway is running for the Ontario Liberal Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Trinity-Spadina riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.

If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.

There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”

There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.

Spss For Theses

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Submitted by: Robert Duval

In real time, once you put in all your data and analyze the whole thing, you will have big output file with many results. Now what? Find out how to organize your output, create good graphs and charts, and put them on your paper or else thesis.

Arranging Your Output

It is important to keep in mind that all of the SPSS output are not going to be saved all along with the set data, which is used to make them. They require to be saved alone. The saved outputs are opened presently by clicking “Open Menu Option” under “File” menu and after that by selecting “Output.” Keep in mind that you can include only one data set plus one output viewer open at one time.

Displaying and Hiding Results

You can selectively show as well as hide individual tables or else results from a complete analysis by clicking on arrows. For every analysis, there is one blue arrow, which can be used to show or hide the exact sections. If an arrow is pointing downward, the table or chart is open; if it points right, it is closed.

You may want to offer your analyses more helpful names than the “Descriptive Statistics” and “T-Test.” In the left frame double-click on the name of an analysis to change it.

Placing Figures In Your Paper or Thesis

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In SPSS, putting graphs and analysis tables in the Word documents is very easy. In addition, you can save the output as web page document as a result it can also be viewed by your colleagues, lecturers, or project teammates.

Copying Graphs and Charts in Word

1) Open an Output file from where you plan to take the charts option, or the graphs, or tables.

2) Select the item or items that you want to copy in an outline frame or in viewing frame.

3) Then click on “Copy Option” from an “Edit Option” menu in SPSS.

4) Open the Word document.

5) Put the cursor where you like to put your graphic.

6) Choose “Paste” from “Edit” menu in Word.

7) As you will see that the chart or the graphic, which you have copied from the SPSS will come out in your Word document.

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Matters of sizing and post can be addressed by just clicking on the graphic when it has been imported in Word Document.

Exporting Your Output as Web Page

1) First open your output file.

2) Choose “Export” from “File” menu.

3) You have to define what you would like to export. You can then select to export with or without the graphics and charts, you can select to export your complete output or just chosen items and you can select what kind of file you want to create. For the web page, it is good to export in an HTML file.

Export Output Window

If you select “Output Document Option”, or else “The Charts Only” under “Export Option:” then you also have an alternative of adjusting the file of the graphics you are going to export just by a click on the “Options” button.

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May 25, 2020

News briefs:May 27, 2010

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May 24, 2020

Israel Journal: Is Yossi Vardi a good father to his entrepreneurial children?

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone is currently, courtesy of the Israeli government and friends, visiting Israel. This is a first-hand account of his experiences and may — as a result — not fully comply with Wikinews’ neutrality policy. Please note this is a journalism experiment for Wikinews and put constructive criticism on the collaboration page.

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Dr. Yossi Vardi is known as Israel’s ‘Father of the Entrepreneur’, and he has many children in the form of technology companies he has helped to incubate in Tel Aviv‘s booming Internet sector. At the offices of Superna, one such company, he introduced a whirlwind of presentations from his baby incubators to a group of journalists. What stuck most in my head was when Vardi said, “What is important is not the technology, but the talent.” Perhaps because he repeated this after each young Internet entrepreneur showed us his or her latest creation under Vardi’s tutelage. I had a sense of déjà vu from this mantra. A casual reader of the newspapers during the boom will remember a glut of stories that could be called “The Rise of the Failure”; people whose technology companies had collapsed were suddenly hot commodities to start up new companies. This seemingly paradoxical thinking was talked about as new back then; but even Thomas Edison—the Father of Invention—is oft-quoted for saying, “I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.”

Vardi’s focus on encouraging his brood of talent regardless of the practicalities stuck out to me because of a recent pair of “dueling studies” The New York Times has printed. These are the sort of studies that confuse parents on how to raise their kids. The first, by Carol Dweck at Stanford University, came to the conclusion that children who are not praised for their efforts, regardless of the outcome’s success, rarely attempt more challenging and complex pursuits. According to Dweck’s study, when a child knows that they will receive praise for being right instead of for tackling difficult problems, even if they fail, they will simply elect to take on easy tasks in which they are assured of finding the solution.

Only one month earlier the Times produced another story for parents to agonize over, this time based on a study from the Brookings Institution, entitled “Are Kids Getting Too Much Praise?” Unlike Dweck’s clinical study, Brookings drew conclusions from statistical data that could be influenced by a variety of factors (since there was no clinical control). The study found American kids are far more confident that they have done well than their Korean counterparts, even when the inverse is true. The Times adds in the words of a Harvard faculty psychologist who intoned, “Self-esteem is based on real accomplishments. It’s all about letting kids shine in a realistic way.” But this is not the first time the self-esteem generation’s proponents have been criticized.

Vardi clearly would find himself encouraged by Dweck’s study, though, based upon how often he seemed to ask us to keep our eyes on the people more than the products. That’s not to say he has not found his latest ICQ, though only time—and consumers—will tell.

For a Web 2.User like myself, I was most fascinated by Fixya, a site that, like Wikipedia, exists on the free work of people with knowledge. Fixya is a tech support site where people who are having problems with equipment ask a question and it is answered by registered “experts.” These experts are the equivalent of Wikipedia’s editors: they are self-ordained purveyors of solutions. But instead of solving a mystery of knowledge a reader has in their head, these experts solve a problem related to something you have bought and do not understand. From baby cribs to cellular phones, over 500,000 products are “supported” on Fixya’s website. The Fixya business model relies upon the good will of its experts to want to help other people through the ever-expanding world of consumer appliances. But it is different from Wikipedia in two important ways. First, Fixya is for-profit. The altruistic exchange of information is somewhat dampened by the knowledge that somebody, somewhere, is profiting from whatever you give. Second, with Wikipedia it is very easy for a person to type in a few sentences about a subject on an article about the Toshiba Satellite laptop, but to answer technical problems a person is experiencing seems like a different realm. But is it? “It’s a beautiful thing. People really want to help other people,” said the presenter, who marveled at the community that has already developed on Fixya. “Another difference from Wikipedia is that we have a premium content version of the site.” Their premium site is where they envision making their money. Customers with a problem will assign a dollar amount based upon how badly they need an answer to a question, and the expert-editors of Fixya will share in the payment for the resolved issue. Like Wikipedia, reputation is paramount to Fixya’s experts. Whereas Wikipedia editors are judged by how they are perceived in the Wiki community, the amount of barnstars they receive and by the value of their contributions, Fixya’s customers rate its experts based upon the usefulness of their advice. The site is currently working on offering extended warranties with some manufacturers, although it was not clear how that would work on a site that functioned on the work of any expert.

Another collaborative effort product presented to us was YouFig, which is software designed to allow a group of people to collaborate on work product. This is not a new idea, although may web-based products have generally fallen flat. The idea is that people who are working on a multi-media project can combine efforts to create a final product. They envision their initial market to be academia, but one could see the product stretching to fields such as law, where large litigation projects with high-level of collaboration on both document creation and media presentation; in business, where software aimed at product development has generally not lived up to its promises; and in the science and engineering fields, where multi-media collaboration is quickly becoming not only the norm, but a necessity.

For the popular consumer market, Superna, whose offices hosted our meeting, demonstrated their cost-saving vision for the Smart Home (SH). Current SH systems require a large, expensive server in order to coordinate all the electronic appliances in today’s air-conditioned, lit and entertainment-saturated house. Such coordinating servers can cost upwards of US$5,000, whereas Superna’s software can turn a US$1,000 hand-held tablet PC into household remote control.

There were a few start-ups where Vardi’s fatherly mentoring seemed more at play than long-term practical business modeling. In the hot market of WiFi products, WeFi is software that will allow groups of users, such as friends, share knowledge about the location of free Internet WiFi access, and also provide codes and keys for certain hot spots, with access provided only to the trusted users within a group. The mock-up that was shown to us had a Google Maps-esque city block that had green points to the known hot spots that are available either for free (such as those owned by good Samaritans who do not secure their WiFi access) or for pay, with access information provided for that location. I saw two long-term problems: first, WiMAX, which is able to provide Internet access to people for miles within its range. There is already discussion all over the Internet as to whether this technology will eventually make WiFi obsolete, negating the need to find “hot spots” for a group of friends. Taiwan is already testing an island-wide WiMAX project. The second problem is if good Samaritans are more easily located, instead of just happened-upon, how many will keep their WiFi access free? It has already become more difficult to find people willing to contribute to free Internet. Even in Tel Aviv, and elsewhere, I have come across several secure wireless users who named their network “Fuck Off” in an in-your-face message to freeloaders.

Another child of Vardi’s that the Brookings Institution might say was over-praised for self-esteem but lacking real accomplishment is AtlasCT, although reportedly Nokia offered to pay US$8.1 million for the software, which they turned down. It is again a map-based software that allows user-generated photographs to be uploaded to personalized street maps that they can share with friends, students, colleagues or whomever else wants to view a person’s slideshow from their vacation to Paris (“Dude, go to the icon over Boulevard Montmartre and you’ll see this girl I thought was hot outside the Hard Rock Cafe!”) Aside from the idea that many people probably have little interest in looking at the photo journey of someone they know (“You can see how I traced the steps of Jesus in the Galilee“), it is also easy to imagine Google coming out with its own freeware that would instantly trump this program. Although one can see an e-classroom in architecture employing such software to allow students to take a walking tour through Rome, its desirability may be limited.

Whether Vardi is a smart parent for his encouragement, or in fact propping up laggards, is something only time will tell him as he attempts to bring these products of his children to market. The look of awe that came across each company’s representative whenever he entered the room provided the answer to the question of Who’s your daddy?

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