Showing posts from February, 2012

Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill

In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.

Liquid H2O is the sine qua non of life. Making up about 66 percent of the human body, water runs through the blood, inhabits the cells, and lurks in the spaces between. At every moment water escapes the body through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, among other routes. Replacing these lost stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone. There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose.

Earlier this year, a 28-year-old California woman died after competing in a radio station's on-air water-drinking contest. After downing some six liters of water in three hours in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" (Nintendo game console) contest, Jennifer Strange vomited, went home with a splitting headache, and died from so-called water intoxication.

There are many other tragic examples of death by water. In 2005 a fraternity hazing at California State University, Chico, left a 21-year-old man dead af…

The Most Mysterious Manuscript of All

The much-illustrated book known as the Voynich Manuscript (a.k.a. MS 408 in the Yale Library) is very old, nobody knows who wrote it, and nobody knows what it means. It could be outsider art or a channeled work or it could have deep meanings, possibly alchemical. It it has fascinated and confounded experts in many disciplines for centuries – including professional codebreakers. Since its writing has yet to be deciphered, those who have perused it have grouped its content according to its illustrations. These artworks include botanical drawings, astrological and astronomical graphics including charts, biological works including miniature nude females, nine cosmological medallions, some pharmaceutical art, and some continuous text pages with star-flowers marking each entry (or possible recipe). One of its early, though not earliest, owners was a 17th-century Prague alchemist named Georg Baresch, who was so confused by it that he sent off a copy to Jesuit scholars for translation work. …

What is Microsoft Office 365

What is Microsoft Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is a new cloud-based product suite released by Microsoft in last quarter of 2010. This would definitely be a good competitor to the Google Docs, Mail and other services from Google.

Office 365 is a combination of the familiar Office Desktop suite with cloud-based version of the communications and collaborations services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync online. It is very easy to use and manage Office 365.

There are different version as usual starting with email only level to Microsoft Office Plus and Exchange for email etc. The versions of office 365 available now are "Office 365 for small businesses", "Office 365 for enterprises", "Office 365 for education". Here are some of the benefits of Office 365.

Access your email, documents, contacts and calendars on any device and any where
You can work Microsoft Office and other programs already being used every day

What’s the best phone or tablet for a Google+ Hangout?

The crowning achievement of Google’s budding social network by far is the ability to communicate with up to nine other people across the world instantly, and for free. Since the arrival of Hangouts,Google+ users have done everything from communicate casually to conduct trans-continental business meetings. There’s no limit to what those nine people can do, or how long they can do it. To make things even better, users can even enter a Hangout from an Android or iOS device, be that a tablet or a phone.

If you are an active Google+ user, you may consider how well your next device performs in a Hangout as a tie breaker when choosing your next gadget. Over the last week, we’ve gathered the top devices across manufacturers, operating systems, and mobile networks and put them all to the test. So, what is the best phone or tablet for a Google+ Hangout? NEON VS Non-NEON On paper, most of the hardware required for a Hangout is the same across most of the smartphones capable of joining the Hango…


Lime Chicken Tequila Tailgate

Ingredients2 ounces olive oil1 cup julienned red onion1 tablespoon minced jalapeno1/2 cup roasted and julienned red bell pepper1 roasted chicken, boned, skin discarded and shredded1/4 teaspoon sea salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped garlic2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish4 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish5 ounces mozzarella, grated4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice3 ounces tequila1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes, for garnish4 sourdough rolls, warmedDirectionsLayer 2 (15-inch) sheets of heavy aluminum foil together and fold 1/4-inch of the edges together to create 1 sheet. Repeat with another 2 pieces of foil, to create 2 double foiled sheets. Bend the edges of 1 of the sheets up 2 inches, to help keep the liquid in the foil. On a double sheet of foil, layer (in this order), the oil, onions, jalapeno, red bell peppers, chicken, salt and pepper, garlic, c…

Discovering The Hotels In Downtown Chicago, Illinois

“I give you Chicago,” the journalist H.L Mencken had once written. “It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.” Chicago is a city much romanticized in novels and movies. But who could blame writers and playwrights for paying homage to this great and bustling city? Chicago gushes with elan and vitality. One of the largest cities in the state of Illinois, Chicago is both a major business district and an important seat of culture. Downtown Chicago
Downtown Chicago is the most hip and popular part of the city. The Loop area, in particular, is known for its very tall buildings. In the Loop tower massive skyscrapers like the Sears Tower, the Aon Center, and the John Hancock Center. Downtown Chicago is also the industrial area of the city, and there, major tourist attractions are found alongside offices and big financial institutions. Because of the area’s popularity, there are numerous luxury h…

Best Ways To Get Around Portugal

One of Europe’s cheapest destinations, Portugal is a great place to visit whether you’re holidaying with friends or family. With a great climate, this nation borders the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Mediterranean, offering guests to the country something a little different. Services and facilities are highly developed, offering everything that you could wish for on a break away. And with a great number of resorts and cities providing numerous attractions and entertainment options, there is plenty to see and do. There are a great variety of travel methods in Portugal, and you may find that if you’re staying within a resort complex you don’t even need to venture outside, with everything you need for a great trip away already provided for. However, if you want to explore, one of the best ways is to use car hire so that you can relax and move around at your own pace. Individuals interested in utilising car rental firms can book here, taking advantage of deals to make travelling around …

How to Share Documents over SkyDrive or SharePoint

As your mother undoubtedly told you, there’s no excuse for not sharing. That’s certainly true with Office 2011. You can share your documents all those old passé ways—disc, thumb drive, or email. But now, there are some new options in the mix. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s version of your Mac’s iDisk. It’s a web server out in the clouds where you can store documents. If your coworkers also use SkyDrive, they can view and edit your document according to the permissions you’ve given them. The other advantage of saving your document to SkyDrive is that you can access a single document from different computers, say, your office and home computers.

Note: You need a Windows Live ID and password to use the SkyDrive option. If you don’t already have an account you can learn about the options at

Choose File→Share→Save to SkyDrive.

If this is the first time you’ve tried to save an Office document to your SkyDrive, a window appears where you need to enter your Wind…

Integrating SharePoint and Outlook 2007

Overview Before SharePoint 2007 there was limited integration, at least without 3rd party products, between Outlook and SharePoint.  With the 2007 versions of both products multiple list types can be linked directly to Outlook quickly and easily.  Once linked, items in those lists can be created, edited, and deleted directly in Outlook.  In addition, items like contacts, tasks, and appointments even show up like the tradition Exchange\mailbox based objects.  Furthermore, calendars can even be merged, or overlaid, so items from multiple calendars are shown in a single calendar view. Organizations should be able to use the capabilities covered in this article to start their migration or planning of their migration from Public Folders and shared mailboxes for the items covered in this article.  With MOSS Microsoft has extended the collaboration capability of SharePoint to tie into the most common collaboration tool used by users, Outlook.  This support should help further justify ShareP…