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Why Wood Burns Easily?

Posted by Busines Internet Sunday, September 5, 2010 0 comments

This sounds like a question of the Stone Age. All grade school students have probably done an experiment relating to this in their science class or in their backyard. The moral of the story is to keep the matchsticks away from misguided children.

All living things burn but dry wood burns very easily

All living things are made up of organic matter meaning oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Living things burn because of the presence of oxygen in them, and wood burns because it has little water especially when it's dried in the sun. This is the reason it easily catches fire as its carbon and hydrogen component burn. However, not all types of woods are vulnerable to catch fire easily.

Generally, wood oxidizes easily but does not catch fire unless it reaches its supposed flash point. At this point, the wood releases gas where there is an interface between the flame and the surface, the part appears to be on fire but in fact it's not. The oxidation-reduction happens in the gap in which fire supports itself up to 900 degrees F.

Parts of wood

Those parts of wood that catch fire are the organic compounds that are found in large remains in its bark and juice. The juice of the tree contains remains of glucose that is volatile and flammable. Carbon and ash is also present in wood that prevents it from burning, in fact they are potassium, magnesium and calcium deposits.

The smoke seen in the burning wood is actually a group of hydrocarbons that are freed from the wood's surface. When the temperature increases to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, this is the point when they start evaporating. If it gets higher than they are going to catch fire

When charcoal is burned, much fire is not seen because charcoal is pure carbon. The little burning fire comes from the remaining glucose and hydrogen deposits.

The uses of wood

Wood is biodegradable in its natural state and this is because it enriches the earth. It keeps the surrounding air cool and even when it is burnt; it requires less energy than steel. Wood is always renewable.

Wood is used for building houses, furniture, shelter, fences, bridges and many other objects. According to many designers, wood pleases the eye more than concrete or metal.

The uses of fire

Fire was not just used by the prehistoric men for keeping themselves warm during the night. They also used it for many other activities like cooking meat and root crops, lighting their way for hunting and scaring the wild animals. Our ancestors were able to mark their places with fire in the immense darkness of jungle while hunting. This process led to the discovery of burning grass that proved good for both the land and the jungle. Ash serves as a good fertilizer for the ground making place for new grass, crops and plants to grow.

As the climate change is on the rise, forest fire will not be a good idea and it would be the last thing one would wish.

Phones were meant as a necessity for instant communication especially for people who travel. This generation's technology has advanced to more sophisticated styles of mobile phones which serve every need of different individuals; from computer software to a wide variety of mobile ringtones. Ringtones have been enhanced to suit every personality who will be utilizing mobile phones. In addition to being a call indicator; to let you know who is calling, mobile ringtones have been improved to serve as a source of entertainment.That said, mobile phones have become a fashion statement more than being a telecommunication device.

Users are now concerned with the type of phone ringtones that will sound when somebody calls or sends them a short message. Reflecting the kind of personality and preferences of its users, mobile ringtones have become more than a call indicator. Dissimilar to before, people can now choose any kind of mobile ringtone to use on their cellphone. They might use their theme song or even their personal favorite songs. Free Phone Ringtones can now easily be downloaded from any computer with an internet connection. Many websites have a wide variety of mobile ringtones to choose from.

Obtainable in different ways, mobile ringtones can be obtained by mobile transfer, internet service provider MMS, or by going on line. Usually free, mobile ringtones can be downloaded from different websites over the internet. Apart from pre-installed ringtones, most users would want to download their favorite mobile ringtones. Most mobile phones have designed their device to be customized. You can find mobile phones with the ability to have different ringtones set for different contacts. That way, you will be able to tell easily who is calling you through identification of mobile ringtone. Having more than a hundred contacts requires the need to have different mobile ringtones. That in essence, require numerous downloads of free phone ringtones.

The importance to update ringtones for quick identification of calls has become a habit for most people who care about style and convenience. Free ringtones can be downloaded as quickly and conveniently as changing the settings of your mobile device. Since we have seen the benefits of having mobile ringtones on your mobile device, it is important now that we get the best downloads of free phone ringtones. Though many websites are offering these downloads, it should be our consideration to find a safe place to do it. Despite the antivirus software that we have installed on our computer being cautious of the websites we are downloading mobile ringtones from should be a priority. Mobile5.com offers not only the greatest and the hippest ringtones but also it is a safe website to get valuable mobile ringtones.

If only there was an alternative universe where the world of Android phones have the Motorola Droid/Milestone, HTC HD2, Nexus One and Acer Liquid A1 yet to be released, then Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 would still be lording it out with baited anticipation for a launch date sometime in the first quarter, or is it the second?

Unfortunately, in the only universe we live in, the X10 is fast approaching antique status. All these new high end Android phones are already here and have wittingly stolen the thunder right out from Sony Ericsson.
At the recent Barcelona Mobile World Congress, there are a slew of smartphones with the latest clair flavor of the Android to drool over, the least of which are a couple of so-so XPERIA derivatives that still use the antiquated Android 1.6 - the X10 Mini and QWERTY-side-sliding MiniPRO which hardly anyone was interested in looking at. We now start to wonder if Sony Ericsson will ever release it, though its website already has pages extolling it.
According to Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson, 'There has been an enormous buzz around Xperia X10 so it is really exciting to be already unveiling compact versions of this powerful proposition.' Exactly, it would seem that all that remains of the Xperia X10 hype is its shadow and some nostalgia that has rubbed off on those two new but unexciting X10 derivatives on a smaller scale, inside and out.
Reviewing its Feature Set
But we're not losing hope that it will be out soon. It may be a good idea to get nostalgic about the X10 with a review of its promised features that have been aped into diminutive versions on the Mini and MiniPro, as if the market cares when it has better forthcoming Android options.

  • The promise of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 really hinges on two things - its 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor, considered the most powerful on a smartphone todate and the multi-tasking Android 1.6 Donut that Sony has modified with a User Interface it calls the UX, short for User eXperience which used to be known as Rachel.
  • It's a quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE on 2G a tri band UMTS on 3G with HSDPA at 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA at 2 Mbps for fast internet surfing speeds. Its local data connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g with DLNA for wireless hotspot surfing and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR for fast wireless data synching and microUSB 2.0 for wired data transfers between your handset and your PC. 
  • What immediately strikes you is its 4-inch WideVGA capacitive touchscreen at 16:9 aspect that brings unparalleled movie watching experience on the road. It comes with the usual gravity accelerometer for auto-rotate viewing orientation
  • Its imaging pushes up the heights of camera phones with an 8.1 megapixel autofocus camera with touch-focus, face/smile detection, photo-video light, geo-tagging with it's A-GPS receiver and DVD-quality WVGA video recording at 30fps. Multimedia is best served with the same media players but without DivX and Xvid support, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth A2DP for wireless stereo earphones. There's no stereo FM support.
Internal memory is a generous 1GB with 384 MB RAM and microSD expandability for up to 16GB. Its retail sales kit is expected to come with an 8 GB microSD card.

You have decided to zero in on product creation? You have reached the point were you know your goals inside out. You have even written your goals down.

They are tacked onto your refrigerator and taped over your computer. You also have your goals written in your pocket-size "ideas" booklet. It appears you are ready to rumble! Let's get it on!

You finally decide that the theme for your website is going to be "Men's Shoes Of The 50's." From here on in, everything on the website should dovetail nicely into the theme.

Don't bring in men's trousers. For now, during the early going, stick with this specific shoe.

Put your shotgun away, at this point, you need your rifle. People are savvy. They know what it is they want. They're smart enough to know not to type in men's shoes. They zero in on a specific shoe, mens shoes of the 50's.

It's coming early, but here is a priceless golden nugget.

You now know the way people search online. Try to marry your selling strategies to the way people search. When you can accomplish that, you will be looking your target customer dead in the eye.

Lets dig into this a bit more. People who go online to buy a "men's shoe of the 50's" are interested in just that, a mens shoe of the 50's. That's it!

The trousers that you thought they might buy when they come to your 50's shoe website are what you want. Not what they want.

Crucial error!

Learn a lesson here because most of the money spent on promoting 50's shoes and trousers is unfocused and wasted. That money could have gone to increase your variety of 50's shoe on display on your website.

Or better yet, it could have boosted your marketing budget thereby bringing more targeted traffic to your website. You also now have to redo your divided website.

Picture this!

Your website is perfectly themed. Content is intricately woven throughout your website and is spot on. You have done your website homework. Your articles and reports are singularly focused with great content on the mens shoe of the 50's.

The search engines have sent the spiders to comb your website and they love it. Your google ads are specific and focused.

Deep into the country, in a small unknown town, daddy's birthday is approaching.

Mother is secretively asked, "what does daddy want for his birthday?"

She shoots back with a smile, (the children have remembered) "get him a pair of two-tone shoes from the 50's."

Perplexed, the children respond, "they don't sell those shoes in town, where can we get them?"

Mother smiles again, "try the internet."

"Oh why didn't we think of that," replied the children.

They go to the computer, fire it up, and guess what they type in? You're correct, mens shoes of the 50's. And guess which website is staring them in the face?

This scenario is played out over and over and your internet cash register is ringing steadily. Stay focused, set up one singular site, but set it up well. Then watch that one website turn over again and again. Sort of like money in the bank.

Your Cell Phone And The Environment

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An astonishing number of people own and use a cell phone (celular), with current figures totaling over 800 million worldwide. It has has become an important part of daily life, and improves business and travel opportunities, whilst providing the best possible level of communication across the globe.

However, the high numbers of users are also subject to changing trends for a number of reasons including improved features, fashion and accessories. This means that upgrades are a regular occurrence, with each device being used for an estimated 12 to 18 months. This means that there is a lot of cell phone waste.

Many users are not aware of the potential damage to the environment that incorrect disposal of cell phones (celular) can cause. Incorrect disposal means throwing any cell phone away, which is the typical fate assigned to an unwanted device. However, components within it can have a terrible impact on the environment and so need special disposal. All cell phones (celular) contain persistent metals which do not degrade in the environment. They also contain bioaccumulative metals which become toxic over period of time.

For instance, cadmium which is present in a cell phone (celular) is significant enough to cause damage in small doses. It is the seventh most harmful known chemical, and is capable of causing cancer. Cell phones also contain lead which causes liver damage in adults and neurological development problems in children when entered into the bloodstream. Other hazardous substances such as nickel and mercury provide further cause for concern.

If not disposed of properly, the metals from the cell phone (celular) can leak into the environment through corrosion and cause a series of problems in the environment. If thrown away, it will go to a landfill where it will remain. As many elements do not decompose, the level of harmful toxins increases and so does the potential damage. Lithium can burn with water exposure, and so can potentially begin underground fires when present in large quantities. Any of the hazardous or poisonous substances could contaminate local water supplies or the nearby soil. If either of these is affected than the toxins enter the food chain with terrible results. <

In effect, incorrect disposal of the cell phone (celular) can create a form of poisoning. The immediate effects include health problems such as genetic or reproductive defects and detrimental effects upon the nervous system and delayed general development. The long term effect is global pollution. When waste that can not be broken down properly such as that in a cell phone (celular) is decomposing it creates methane gas. Methane gas is more damaging than CO2 and so has major impact on global warming. Not many people realize that all this can be caused by disposing it in an incorrect manner.

The best way to combat cell phone (celular) damage to the environment is to recycle it by returning it to a shop. This includes the accessories also. Some shops will ensure the product is sent to developing countries for reuse. Others will reclaim the metal parts to prevent them going into a landfill. Some cell phone companies even make a charity donation for every recycled device to encourage the practice. The other possibility is that they will ensure the product is sent for proper disposal. This includes disposal of hazardous materials.

Whichever option is used, the positive side effect is that less hazardous waste goes into the environment. Now that you know the facts, make sure that you dispose of your cell phone (celular) properly and remain environmentally sound with this one simple gesture.

The Htc Desire Offers True Smartphone Technology

Posted by Busines Internet Wednesday, August 25, 2010 0 comments

HTC handsets have a reputation for innovation and quality. After being announced in February 2010, the HTC Desire promises an impressive spec list as one would expect from the manufacturer. Due for release in April 2010, fans of the brand are sure to be impressed.

The Desire handset measures 119x60x11.9mm and weighs in at 135 grams. Whilst it may not be the lightest handset out there, it certainly leaves no doubt about the build quality of the handset, and will indeed appeal to many users. A large 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen is capable of displaying up to 16 million colours at 480x800 pixels. This ensures users will experience on screen content at its best with unsurpassed colour and depth. An accelerometer is built in which senses when the phone has been tilted and automatically rotates the image on screen accordingly so it can be viewed in both portrait and landscape forms. An optical track pad offers an alternative way to browse menus.

Users are alerted to incoming calls by vibration and ringing with the option to customize ringtones by assigning MP3 and WAV music files for the purpose. A useful speakerphone is built in allowing hands free communication. A 3.5mm audio jack can accommodate hands free kits as well as headphones for listening to music.

Internal memory is 576MB RAM and 512MB ROM as standard. However, because of the microSD slot a memory card of up to 32GB can be installed providing a generous amount of storage for media files and other data.

An array of connectivity options is included ensuring continued connection to networks on the move. Initial means of connection is via class 10 versions of both GPRS and EDGE. Where 3G coverage is available, HSDPA is possible at speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, and HSUPA at up to 2Mbps. If there is a wireless internet router in the same vicinity as the phone, then Wi-Fi connectivity can be utilized for even faster access to the internet. Additionally, Bluetooth version 2.1 is installed as standard offering an option to share files and data with compatible devices in the same locality. GPS is included with A-GPS support.

The HTC Desire is equipped with a camera boasting an impressive 5MP. This operates at a pixel resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. This includes autofocus and LED flash so quality photos can be taken in lower lighting conditions. It also has the ability to shoot video in D1 quality at a rate of 30 frames per second.

A versatile media player supports a range of both music and video file formats. These can easily be transferred to and from a computer by utilizing the micro USB (v2.0) port. Additional entertainment options include a range of pre-installed games and Stereo FM radio player. Fans of social networking will not be disappointed with the HTC Desire, with dedicated applications offering direct connection to FaceBook, Flickr and Twitter.

HTC have opted for the renowned Android Operating system. In this case it is version 2.1 (Eclair) which is the same version as found in the highly regarded HTC Google Nexus One. As well as the wide range of impressive software and applications, the hardware is also impressive. A very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz Processor handles demanding applications with ease.

The HTC Desire offers Smartphone technology at its finest, and is a true representation of why the brand is so highly regarded in its field.

Efficient collaboration with clients is essential for any service firm. Traditionally, collaboration has focused on face-to-face meetings, supported by email to share work in progress.

Over the past several years, a new tool has grown in popularity: the client service extranet. While face-to-face meetings remain the most effective (and essential) collaboration tool, extranets have replaced email as the favored forum for sharing and organizing the vast number of documents that are part of all client/agency relationships.

Increasingly, service firms are using extranets as a platform to share work with clients securely and efficiently. They allow clients to log into a secure workspace and access the materials that pertain to them.

An extranet allows clients to:

• Access draft documents for approval or comment
• Preview artwork or multimedia presentations for approval or comment
• Provide important background information from the client before the project begins
• Archive past projects for easy comparison
• Access time and billing information
• Access a log of all project communication
• Reduce the number of or eliminate the need for face-to-face meetings which can make servicing remote clients easier and less expensive

Since most clients are busy people, using an extranet can save both time and frustration for the client and improve the agency's level of service and as a result, the client's overall satisfaction.

How Do You Set Up An Extranet?

You can set up and in-house extranet or purchase a hosted extranet from an application service provider for a monthly fee.

Building an in-house extranet

If you select an in-house implementation, you will need to have an existing intranet infrastructure available. Then you can purchase the necessary equipment and software and either hire or train personnel to maintain the system. The initial cost can be significant and may be beyond the reach of smaller firms.

Building an in-house extranet offer the following advantages and disadvantages compared to using a hosted (ASP) solution:


• Complete control of user interface design
• Ability to customize functionality for each client
• Integration into internal systems
• Direct access to all user activity


• High up-front development cost
• Requires staff expertise in the development of extranets
• Commitment of internal staff for 6 months to a year for planning, execution, review and implementation
• On-going commitment of internal staff for internal and client support, hosting, maintenance and upgrades
• Extensive internal and client training

Using a hosted solution

If you decide to purchase the extranet from an application service provider, you will pay a monthly fee for as long as you use the service. The hosting company provides the infrastructure, security, setup and maintenance of the system. It isn't even necessary for you to have an internal network. Many will also provide training for your staff as well.

Using an Application Service provider (ASP) offers the following advantages and disadvantages compared to using an in-house extranet:


• Proven track-record of web-based application
• Low cost of entry and predictable cost over time
• Rapid implementation as quickly as one day
• No internal staff commitment to internal and client support, hosting and maintenance
• Upgrades available at no cost
• Savings on internal server use
• Easier to learn, easier to use


• Less freedom in user interface design
• Fixed functionality

Whether you choose to build and maintain your own extranet, or choose to use a hosted solution, your firm will streamline client services by providing faster access to critical documents, and by reducing the turn around time for review and approval. Which one you choose will depend on your company's needs and existing resources.