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Little Lluon: smallest PC with Core 2 Duo!

Trigem has been offering for a while a compact computer named Little Lluon that we already showed you on video.
There’s a new even more compact version today, named Little Lluon+, which is only 4.4cm thick! In only 3kg, Trigem packed a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7200, a 320GB SATA hard disk (or you can also chose a Core Duo T2250 with a 250GB SATA hard disk), 512MB of RAM, and WinXP Media Center Edition.

PS: Press conferences in Korea are much more sexy than in Japan!


NODE 12050, the intelligent wall-mounted power outlet

Metaphys designed a very interesting wall-mounted power outlet. As you can see on the picture, this outlet as some grooves all around it. Since Japanese plugs are flat, you can plug one or more appliances wherever you want on the outlet.
The outlet also has an intelligent system that warns you when a surge may occur, with a red light located at the center. It indicates how much current you pulling and fills the entire area when a surge is likely to occur. Quite smart!


10 biggest computer flops of all time

--'Upravlator' is stunning, but what is it?
--All Flickr, all the time
--Inside details about Zune's battery life
--A gadget that reads road signs
--iLamp: The loudest lamp, ever
--Kegs on a Segway
--Fashion lesson from IBM
--There's platinum hidden in your car
--Zune fondled by gaming blogger
--Success toward 'cloak of invisibility'
--No 'Halo' effect for Jackson's salary
--Snowboarding for Floridians
--An iPod Nano for me? You shouldn't have, Apple
--Sony's LocationFree hits a roadblock
--Souped-up golf carts
--Sony taking its time with Blu-Ray player
--Breakdown of PlayStation 3 games
--In Japan, trains join the hybrid crowd
--Are there two new PSPs on the way?
--Self-illuminating hair gel


How to Set Up a Satellite TV

New subscriptions usually include free installation so subscribers do not have to worry about signal reception. At times, however, you might have to install the dish yourself, especially when you move to a different location. The steps here will guide you through the process of setting up your satellite TV.

  1. Carefully go through the user manual you received with the satellite TV system. Familiarize yourself with related terminology and different components of the dish. Most requirements and a list of do's and don'ts are stated in the manual.
  2. Use maps to find the latitude and longitude of your location. You can also go online or use a GPS to correctly determine location coordinates.
  3. Find the satellite nearest to your coordinates. Any of several websites such as can help you identify an appropriate satellite.
  4. Look for a place free of trees, tall buildings and mountains where the dish can be mounted without any obstruction. While identifying a site for the dish, consider that the coaxial cable, connecting the satellite TV receiver to the dish antenna will need to be drawn across from your television set to the dish. A generally secluded area further avoids mishaps occurring from people, particularly kids, tripping over the dish.
  5. Mark a suitable place from where the dish can point up in the general direction of the satellite.
  6. Either fix a mounting bracket or a pole onto which the dish can be safely mounted. Mounting brackets can be fixed to hard surfaces whereas installing a mounting pole requires digging up a hole, inserting the pole and then filling up the gap with concrete.
  7. Mount and secure the dish antenna to the mounting pole or bracket.Align the dish and receiver to start watching digital picture quality programs.
Overall Things You'll Need:

Dish antenna
Nuts and bolts
Mounting bracket or pole
Carpenter's level
User manual
Internet connection
Concrete mix and shovel if using a mounting pole
GPS or maps

Overall Tips & Warnings

To assist subscribers moving to a new location, some satellite TV companies arrange free dismantling and re-installation of the satellite TV equipment. This, however, depends on the kind of plan you subscribe to. Call your satellite TV provider to see if you are eligible for this service.
Try different spots in the yard or balcony to identify a suitable obstruction-free location that will receive a strong signal. Changing the location even by a few feet makes a lot of difference in receiving a clear signal.
People living in the Northern Hemisphere should point the satellite into the southern sky. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere will catch the signal by pointing the dish north.
When searching an appropriate location for the dish, use a compass to correctly determine the directions.
Use a carpenter's level to check the level of the mounting pole. Check if someone you know has already set up a satellite TV system. Getting help from a person who has already successfully installed a dish will save a lot of time.
Check your location coordinates before making a decision about the spot where the dish can be mounted. This will ensure that you can later properly align the dish antenna without trouble.
When installing a mounting pole, be careful to mount it at right angles to the ground.


Scientific reasons for having sex?

The reasons for not engaging in sex include transmission of diseases, heart attack due to exertion, and many others. The reasons for engaging in sex are numerous. Among these are:
  • Sex helps boost the immune system. According to Dr Carl Charnetski of the Department of Psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, people who reported one or two sexual "episodes" per week enjoyed higher levels of Immunoglobin A. This is an antibody that helps fight disease.
  • Sex helps boost longevity. In one study cited by Dr Charnetski, men who had more orgasms over a 10 year period boosted their longevity compared with those who had fewer.
  • Sex helps ward off cancer. In another study cited by Dr Charnetski, men who had more ejaculations over a 35 year period had 33 per cent less prostate cancer compared to those with fewer ejaculations.
  • Sex results in a more youthful appearance. According to a study by Dr David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland and co-author of Superyoung (1999), men and women who reported having sex an average of four times per week looked approximately 10 years younger than they really were.
  • Sex helps reduce stress. Numerous studies show that it does this through lowering anxiety levels, boosting relaxation, and aiding sleeping.
  • Sex helps fight depression. A study by Dr Gordon Gallup of the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany found that women who regularly engage in heterosexual sex in which they come in contact with semen were significantly less depressed than those women that did not. he causal relationship is unclear. Dr Gallup speculates that "possibly because when absorbed through the vagina, semen may have an effect on mood in women". However, Dr Gallup is quick to point out: "Regardless of the findings, this study does not advocate that people abstain from using condoms. Protecting oneself from an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease is far more important."
  • Sex helps coping with middle age. This is the inference drawn from research by Dr GA Bachmann at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey and published first in 1995 in the International Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies and continuing in The Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2006.
  • Sex is good exercise. Exercise helps circulation, lowers cholesterol, and releases helpful endorphins.
  • Sex helps in losing weight. Well, at least a little. One burns approximately four to five calories per minute or perhaps 300 calories per hour during sex (depending upon how, shall we say, "vigorous" the sex is). About 7,000 to 8,000 excess calories must be burned to lose one kilogram of fat (3,500 to lose one pound). You do the calculations.
Asked by Jill Howard of Alexandria, Virginia, USA