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Text Editor Described

As time goes by, the huge range of textual content authors available for the use of web designers keep on improving. It is always that the new one has something better or something new to provide. Advantage that due to the number of options they have, they could think about which one would be most appropriate for their venture. Here are the most used textual content authors by web developers:

Notepad

Notepad is the most well-known textual content writer depending on the study. It does not assistance any structure or designs, which creates it very appropriate in a DOS atmosphere. It is one of the most preferred because it identifies both remaining to right and right to remaining dialects. It also does macro-recording and play-back for recurring key strokes, a highly effective frequent appearance search-and-replace, and assistance for many coding dialects. Although you can modify computer file using note pad regardless of what the structure is, it does not study UNIX or MAC-style textual content information perfectly.

Textmate

Textmate is a GUI textual content writer for MAC OS X. It is regularly used for screenwriting. Developers desire Textmate because it functions declarative custom remaking, an eye for start records, recordable macros, foldable areas and thoughts, spend incorporation, and an extensible package system. However, it does not assistance variable-width or huge print designs, right-to-left dialects, (S)FTP, divided opinions and textmate tends to work more slowly when consisting with huge information or long collections. Developers must also be online to be able to confirm their web page because only W3C validator can be used for HTML approval.

Coda

Coda was particularly developed for MAC OS X. It was developed to take care of the issue of ineffectiveness of full-featured web design systems corresponding to database incorporation foundation Xcode. One of its significant function is that it functions a new Find/Replace procedure. It advantages the customers because they were able to do complicated swithces using a technique just like frequent movement. It also can handle bookamarks, which are the specially-formatted thoughts labels in many syntaxes. With the use of favorites, designers can go to the corresponding range of textual content from anywhere in the writer by hitting the weblink in the Value Gps.

Vim

Vim is appropriate with Ms windows, A red hat systemunix system and MAC OS. It is according to orders given in a text-user individual interface. The control range function is where its complete performance occurs. Some opinions it as a programmer’s best companion because it is very practical to use and it is very extensible. Developers are not the only ones who advantage from this textual content writer, but also the kids of Uganda. Although Vim is free and free, its certificate has charityware clasuses.

PSPad

PSPad is a free application textual content writer for Ms windows. It can handle format featuring and hex modifying, and is developed as a worldwide GUI for modifying many dialects such as PHP, Perl, HTML, and Coffee, autocompletion, an eye, FTP customer and find/replace using frequent movement. It also has a function where you can preserve classes to be able to go back to your past set. up.

When deciding on the best textual content writer to use for your venture, it shouldn’t rely on the reputation of the system. It will all steam down to the individual friendliness and performance of the item.

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Malicious Software Is Revised

The riddle of a malicious software program that has spread throughout the Internet deepened Thursday as security researchers examined a new version of the software that they said made it more difficult to eradicate the program.

 

The program, known as Conficker, targets versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system and has now been distributed in four versions, computer security specialists said.

 

Several of the groups monitoring the program said the most recent version, which began to appear Tuesday, appeared to be targeted at improving a peer-to-peer communications system between computers that are infected and hardening the system by making infected machines more resistant to anti-virus software.

 

Several researchers also said there might be a connection between the authors of Conficker and of another program known as Waladec, a malware program that has been used to distribute fraudulent advertisements through e-mail spam. They also noted that the Conficker authors have switched strategies and are using the program’s peer-to-peer mechanism to update the system. Originally, they had appeared to plan to download instructions to Conficker by generating new Internet addresses that infected machines could download instructions from.

 

An earlier version of the program had been set to begin contacting servers on April 1, raising widespread concern about the authors’ intent. Now, however, the system for programming Conficker uses a peer-to-peer mechanism that can be initiated from any one of millions of infected systems.

 

The consensus within the computer security industry is that although there are now some indications that Conficker’s authors are intent on building a giant spam system, there is no hard evidence.

Summer movie video games seek to terminate stigma

LOS ANGELES—Video games based on blockbuster movies typically get panned, yet shamelessly benefit from the buzz of their film inspirations. But the developers of this summer’s movie games are more intent than ever on transforming gamers’ groans into grins.

 

“Movie games have a bad history,” said Jeff Poffenbarger, senior producer at “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” game developer Raven Software. “There is a stigma to movie games, for a thousand different reasons. They come out and they don’t live up to the hype people create. For us, it was all about creating the definitive Wolverine experience, not recreating the movie.”

 

Traditionally, movie games are daunting to develop because they face opening-day deadlines yet take double the time to produce as the films they are based on. Veteran game director Joby Otero, chief creative officer at “Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen” developer Luxoflux Studios, said upgrading the genre’s quality has become a primary goal in recent years.

 

“I think Hollywood is communicating with the games industry on a different level now,” said Otero. “There’s a recognition that a game’s quality can impact the overall franchise. I think part of the reason is that more of the key creative decision makers grew up as gamers themselves. There’s an understanding of how wrong these things can go.”

 

In hopes of saying “hasta la vista, baby” to a poorly received game, the Halcyon Co., which owns the rights to the “Terminator” franchise, allowed the “Terminator Salvation” game developers to work under the same roof as the film crew when creating the apocalyptic third-person shooter based on the flick directed by McG and starring Christian Bale.

 

“It meant that the game developers, art directors and designers could literally sit in the same production studio as the film guys,” said Cos Lazouras, Halcyon Games development vice president. “They worked collaboratively side by side. They had access to McG, who was intrinsically involved in the game.”

 

Set two years before the film, the “Terminator Salvation” game serves as a prequel to the film, establishing what John Connor has been up to since “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” An increasing number of movie games, such as “Watchmen: The End is High,” are using characters from their films to tell stories independent of their movie counterparts.

 

Because the “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” movie mostly deals with the origins of hooded villain Cobra Commander, the developers of the accompanying arcade-style shoot-’em-up decided to let their game serve as a quasi-sequel instead, recruiting elements from the 45-year history of the toy line and cartoon series to enhance the story line.

 

“We pick up where the movie ends,” said Electronic Arts senior product manager Jason Enos. “We tell a genuine story that’s exclusive to the game but ties in key plot points in the film. That also allows us to leverage the larger ‘G.I. Joe’ universe — characters, vehicles, things you’re not going to see in the film but you’ll get in the game.”

The Truth behind the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early nineties signaled the end of the cold war and also the arrival of a n unipolar world order lead by the United States of America.US has steadily promoted itself as the all powerful superpower which cannot be questioned by anyone. The international organisations like the IAEA,NSG or the United Nations or just pet dolls of the United States.The US has time and again over powered decisions taken by reputed international agencies.The US vetoes sanctions on Israel,continues an inhuman economic blockade on Cuba,bombs Baghdad in its ostensible quest for the weapons of mass destruction(read it Oil ).These measures are continuously criticised by people with egalitarian principles.

It is in this context that we need to analyse the Indo-US civillian nuclear cooperation agreement signed and proclaimed as the panacea for all our energy security woes.The right wing media has announced that this deal as one of the best foreign policy initiatives taken in free India or in the very word of the Prime Minister “It is the arrival of India at the global stage”.The United states campaigns for Nuclear non proliferation in Iraq and in the Indian Subcontinent the Bush administration is so magnanimous in guaranteeing uninterrupted fuel supply without even signing the NPT(Nuclear non-proliferation Treaty) or the CTBT(comprehensive Test Ban Treat) why is this dichotomy?.Remember Iran is a signatory of the reprehensible NPT.

History Teaches one thing regarding the political objectives of the US i.e it will never accept the raise of any other nation challenging the unipolar hegemony and the imperialistic designs of it.In this context the US wishes to control the oil-gas rich middle east and centarl asia.Now the raise of India,China,Russia in the last decade has put tremendous pressure on the energy availabilty scenario.The global clout of these nations is unbearable to US’s imperial designs.Hence it wishes to tame India as its junior partner which is a classic case of divide and rule.With signing the nuclear deal India’s foreign policy initiatives would be made more congruent to that of the US.

India’s stratergic autonomy and its independence in foreign policy issues has a taken a dent of late i wish to quote two examples for the very same:

1) The vote against Iran was a case in point of India’s change in policy directions .India’s comment on the vote “It is not in India’s interest that Iran posses nuclear weapons”.Now the CIA itself had ample evidence that Iran does not possess any nuclear weapon or the capability to do so.So this shows the lack of independent analysis of the world happenings on the part of India.

2)The government which claims itself as the messiah of energy security has been dragging its feet in signing the gas pipeline deal with Iran.

The Us-India stratergic partnership also involves a logistics sharing agreement in which both millitaries will share its bases for mutual operation.The US will have access to sensitive economic areas like that of agriculture upon which majority of Indians depend on.India will support US initiatives in promoting freedom and democracy around the world as its now doing in Iraq with the help of bombs and missiles.

Thus this is a clear step in making India a junior partner of US and ditching India’s long stand of Non-alignment and independent foreign policy initiatives.

In the next post we will concentrate on energy security promises claimed by the government if the deal fructifies.

Sub-Prime Mortage Crisis bane of free market

Free market fundamentalists have time and again argued the self healing nature of markets and have criticised any regulation to the operation of market forces.But as Marx put forward the capitalistic system is a system of crisis.This happens due to the accumalation of production and as there are no takers in the market the investment dries out leading to a collapse.The sub-prime mortage crisis that has affected the US and also the world financial markets is a one that has resulted out from greed for market financial operations without any logic remainds us of the economic crisis of the thirties. For those like me with no knowledge on economics the traditional banking system works the following way any bank has depositors who invest money for long time interests and security.The bank lends this money to those asking for loans based on the logic that the amount of money withdrawn would be far less than the money invested thus guaranteeing that the financial system is stable.But what happens in case of a rumour that investors start demanding money they invested in that case the central bank lends support as the whole process is short-term in nature.The traditional banking system was highly regulated in the aftermath of 1939 economic crisis.But in case of time all regulations were replaced by an adhoc system.

It involves lending loans to buy homes to capitalise on the housing bubble to people without any financial backing to repay the loan.Thus when the housing bubble burst the loans became bad and the financial institutions thriving on sub-prime mortages went bankrupt and the share value of these companies collapsed(For example Bear was taken over by JP morgan for 2$ per share).The complete dichotomy was that those flag bearers of deregulation of the financial system are asking for tax payers money to bail out that system from a complete collapse.The Fed has been reducing the interest rate and trying to improve liquidity without any positives.

Effect On India:

Indian banking system is highly regulated and any moves for capital convertibility will prove fatal for financial stability.The Fed rate cut means dollar value going down against ruppee which has affected our export oriented industry.I think its better to consider some cap on FIIs investing in India it brings a lot of speculative capital into the Financial Market.

The global food crisis coupled with the sub-prime crisis may lead to a situation of stagflation in the world economy we are in tough times .

Four Years a look back.,I will miss TCE

Hmmm time moves so fast with so much happiness my college life gonna end now.It has been a great time of life learnt a lot some amazing experiences amazing people whom i am gonna miss.I was a blank slide when i came in computers bit nervous whether i could cope or excel had a lot of aprehensions i think this college and my seniors provided me with some great passions to chase like free software among others.Thanks to one and all first of all to have made this expedition fruitful.

In the first year i was bit nervous as with most juniors caught up many times with seniors in ragging tussle and had lots of fun started with friends making with like minded people.I entered the department in second semester and i still believe it was the best of all semester for all the good reasons.

In the second year i got involved with the free software community and participated in free software related  works like GLUGot and Fstival et al.I also was part of the organizing team in cyber and other symposiums held in the department.I learnt a lot inteam work,organising things.

In third year i was selected the joint secretary of the association and lead my class in organizing Cyber 07 which stands by forth the amazing memories in my life.I had to fight some personal troubles in my third year which painted some bad wounds in my memories.

In addition to it all i was part of poster design for Fstival once,designed site for CTech a private company nad redesigned TCENET css and designed the tecuthsav site.I was part of python development in TCENEt for a short period.Plaisir gave me some oppurtunities to explore my co-curricular abilities to a greater extent.

In the final year i got placed in TCS and motorola and enjoyed throughout with many different activities from my project to floodlights cricket etc.

It was some of my great friends who supported me some have walked with me during midnight performing some painstaking work be it cyber or fstival ho made it possible.Thanks a lot will misuu you all :S.

The ghost of Nandigram

The 24X7 media ensures that every incident gets over covered and the private media was in cloud nine when the left parties were cornered in the nandigram incident.The media got so over board that it in the process killed the broad principles on which Indian journalism stands on.There was even comparisons with the genocide that took place in Gujarat.To make things clear Nandigram incident was an attempt to capture territory.It all started with the West Bengal government announcing its plan to setup a chemical hub in Nandigram and the haldia authority unilaterally issued a notice regarding land for the project.Rumors were wild that land will be confiscated,mousques will be destroyed,no compensations will be paid and what not.The location of the chemical hub was selected as nandigram only after the legislature committee containing all political parties found it apt.Now there was an opportunistic alliance under the banner of BUPC containing forces from far-left to far-right.The house of the left sympathizers were looted,burnt,the panchayat office was set ablaze,the panchayat chairman a woman was abused and attacked.This all happened when the panchayat was discussing about the health care achievements of Nandigram.Twenty seven left sympathizers were killed mostly those who were willing to give land for the project.3500 people of Nandigram mostly left sympathizers were driven out of their homes and lived for eleven months in camps.Now what was the need of a movement when the chief minister himself has clarifies that there will be no project if the people does not wish it.Now there was no administration,no police in Nandigram for eleven months.The government wanted a political solution called for an all party meeting innumerable times which the opposition trianamool congress rejected what was the government expected to do.What about the plight of the people in the camps.

Amidst all this the private media channel CNN-IBN showed a clipping of a man shooting a person who’s identity no one is sure of.It comes to conclusion that it was a left worker who is a shooting.It comes up with a poll that “Is the cpi(m) hand in blood?”.The very next day the person who recorded that video(a freelance journalist) clarifies that he is not sure of that identity and circumstantial evidence shows that it was actually a BUPC worker.

Now think of a political party in J&K having an alliance with the Mujahetheens for political mileage.This is simillar to the trinamool having alliance with the maoists.It is a grave situation and the consequence of the mistake would be a threat to the nation.