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want to automate the shutdown of your computer or laptop? I know your pain; it
would be great if you could set your laptop to shutdown without having to
install special software.
you've come to the right blog as you only need to know a little DOS and how to
use Command Prompt.
procedure is very simple, really. You first right click and create a shortcut
as shown below.
you enter the command “shutdown.exe -s
-t XXXX” and click Next.
give the shutdown timer a name. In this case I called mine “shutdown delay timer”.
will appear on the desktop as a regular shortcut as shown below.
activate, double click. It’ll then give you a band warning you of the impending
Note: if you mistakenly clicked on the shutdown times, load on the Command
Prompt and enter the command shutdown -a
to disable the automated shutdown. You can also assign a different image to the
icon and adjust other options in Properties.
the shutdown times is also a breeze:
1.Right-click the shortcut icon
3.Change the seconds value in the Target
that's it folks; never go to sleep with your computer screen running. Just
automate the computer shutdown. Sharing is caring so share this simple but
useful tip with your friends.
to WhatsApp's support page, you can WhatsApp product (Web or desktop app) if
you have one of the following smartphones:
3.Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1
4.Nokia S60, Nokia S40 EVO
5.BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10
on this mobile social media platform makes you seem dumb, as the spellchecker
does such a poor job of correcting your typos. So I was quite pleased to learn
that WhatsApp has a website version for us typists out there!
how does you enable the WhatsApp Web on your Laptop or Desktop computer?
How to use WhatsApp Web
– Mirror, mirror on your Desktop Computer
to note that isn't a bypass of WhatsApp; you still need to have your smartphone
and you need to be accessing WhatsApp via Wi-Fi, allowing the WhatsApp Web or
App to mirror your smartphone.
1.Load up Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,
Opera, Safari or Edge browser
2.Visit the website https://web.WhatsApp.com/
3.A QR code will appear on the screen
4.Follow the instructions and scan the QR
Code using WhatsApp on your smartphone
WhatsApp messages on your phone will start appearing in the browser. You can
disconnect the Wi-Fi connection for your phone but why would you? It’s free and
you can save on using mobile data. Always remember to log out using the three
dot menu, otherwise persons coming after you can log in and read all your
if you forgot to do so, you can log out all active sessions by scanning the
same QR code to log out all active sessions and log in a new one. Sharing is
caring so share this interesting WhatsApp Web tip with your friends.
a government, we recognise that we have to embrace technology, and as we
improve the way citizens do business on the Internet, the Government has
committed to removing the barriers to facilitate use of these fantastic
services, especially as it relates to citizen-to-government interactions”
Minister of Science,
Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley announcing Free Wi-Fi CAP (Community
Access Points) and Smart Cities
Wi-Fi may be coming to a town near you, all thanks to the USF (Universal
Service Fund). And if all indications are on point, the first smart city in
Jamaica may be New Kingston.
made this pronouncement during the fourth staging of the National Cyber
Security Conference at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West
Indies, Mona, by CAIMAC (Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication) on
Tuesday November 29th 2016.
two-day conference held under the theme ‘Mobile Money, Online Banking and
Citizen Awareness’ was a platform to introduce the initiative of Free Wi-Fi and
Smart Cities. These upgrades, including the move to Smart city status are also
free, costing the government nothing other than access to GOJ infrastructure
that is in need of a facelift, to quote Dr Andrew Wheatley: “It will not cost the Government anything -
apart from what we've invested in the infrastructure that has been there for
many years. We're simply energising that infrastructure and fully utilising it”.
where is this free Wi-Fi?
Location of Free Wi-Fi
in 2017 – Devon House already lit, more to come
House already has free Wi-Fi if you frequently visit this historical location,
most likely to buy their famous ice cream. But free Wi-Fi is also coming to
other locations around Jamaica:
2.Emancipation Park in Kingston
3.Spanish Town, St Catherine
4.Montego Bay, St James
5.Ocho Rios, St Ann
Free Wi-Fi, is being funded by the telecom cess to the USF, an agency of the
Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology. The USF will be doing the
installation of the CAP (Community Access Points) in rural centres across the
Smart City Initiative -
New Kingston and Montego Bay Guinea Pig for connected communities
there is more to this free Wi-Fi initiative.
Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology is also pushing to establish the
idea of Smart Cities, with New Kingston as the guinea pig as noted in the
Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming”, published Thursday December 1, 2016, The Jamaica Gleaner.
Smart City initiative will be rolled out in Q3 of 2017. Regular visitors to New
Kingston will be able to use the Free Wi-Fi in the area, which will be powered
by a consortium of companies including JPS Co and Digicel, whose Fiber Optic
capacity is being used to power the CAP in the area as noted in the article “Digicel
fibre network to help create 'smart cities' in Jamaica”, published
Wednesday, December 03, 2014, The
Jamaica Observer .
Co has already begun installing self-dimming LED Street lights in the New
Kingston since November 2016 to quote Director of Corporate Communications
Winsome Callum: “More than 200 LED street lights have been installed in the New
Kingston area in the last two weeks as part of the first phase of introducing a
smart street lighting system in New Kingston. Over the next two months, smart
modules will be installed to facilitate remote management, automatic dimming,
may also be plan for a traffic management system in collaboration with the NWA
(National Works Agency) and is set to be launched in Q3 of 2017.
they may not achieve Smart city status by 2017, they will definitely have the
first demonstration smarthouse, again built by JPS Co, to quote Winsome Callum:
“It is not likely to be for 2017”
New Kingston, which is a part of Kingston, may benefit immensely from the Smart
city Status as the free Wi-Fi and other connected services would boost the foot
traffic and thus increase entrepreneur occupancy in the business district.
has resulted in Telecom Providers losing out on potential revenue from offering
such services themselves. With smartphones, Tablets and wearables i.e.
smartwatches, fitness trackers becoming a part of our lives, from shopping to
paying the bills, how we socialize and get the news, Telecom Providers are
losing out big time.
have become addicted to these services, forcing Telecom Providers to compete
with each other by adjusting their monthly plans and rates to keep the addicted
using their Data plans.
how do Telecom Providers break this cycle and make money from their own data
GSMA's RCS now Advanced
Communications - One single embedded messaging client to rule them all
has now relaunched RCS as Advanced Communications (Kumbhar,
2016, December 28) with support from Google. The GSMA’s Universal Profile
for Advanced Communication, launched in November 2016, will see the
proliferation of Advanced Communications among Telecom Providers in 2017.
put, for the end user, this means with build-in advanced messaging services
embedded in smartphones, Tablets and wearables with the ability to do the
global standard for all Telecom Providers and Telecom Equiptment providers,
making it possible for anyone with a smartphone, Tablet or wearable that
supports GSMA's Advanced Communications standard to instantly communicate
across the Internet anywhere in the world without having to install an app.
this is one single messaging client to rule them all that's already built into
your smartphone, eliminating the need to switch between apps, as is currently
the case when you want to add someone to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or
Profile and MaaP - Interlink legacy SMS and IP messaging services by Q2 of 2017
part of GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Communication is Universal
Profile and MaaP (Messaging as a Platform), the idea is that your SMS could
become one seamless IP based platform, where SMS (Short Messaging Services)
would have the same features offered by Instant Messaging Apps.
would Telecom Providers to monetize their SMS services by allowing app
developers and enterprises, to build Universal Profile standard applications to
send and receive messages and possibly use chatbots to enhance the services
clients offer in A2P (application-to-person) interactions.
will interlink legacy SMS and IP messaging services and Universal Profile will
make all devices across the globe have a single standard to identify users
while using an Advanced Communication enable handset. By the second Quarter of
2017, Developer kits for app developers and enterprises for Advanced
Communications suite will be coming with the following:
few handsets support the RCS standard today. with the launch of Universal
Profile and the MaaP by the GSMA, the groundwork is being laid for a
standardised interoperability framework, this will allow Telecom operates to
over from being a dumb pipe to being able to make revenue directly from their
Data plans by delivering advanced and enriched messaging experience.
S. (2016, December 28). Advanced Communications: Connectivity to everything and
disrupting OTT services. Retrieved from
therapy is a new field of Medicine that is being used in surprising ways. This
as the human body is effectively opaque to light and light is a form of
electromagnetic energy. So photons are the equivalent of an electric jolt for
certain cells in the body not exposed to light.
researchers exposed mice to light flickering at 40Hz, which is just 20Hz below the
60Hz frequency at which an incandescent bulb flickers on and off. They
discovered that the flickering light triggered gamma waves in the brains of
mice that seemed to remove beta-amyloid plaques.
what does Gamma Waves in the brain have to do with beta-amyloid plaques? And
when can this be applied to humans?
MIT’s 40 Hz flickering
Light - Gamma Waves in Lucid Dreaming a Alzheimer’s Cure
disease is a form of dementia that is a global problem without an effective cure
or treatment. The Global health cost of treating the disease is expected to
reach US$2 trillion by 2013, dwarfing cancer and heart disease health costs in
the US of A!
Li Huei Tsai and her team discovered that by exposing mice to light flickering
at 40Hz for 1 hr a day for a week. Their work was built on the research of Dr. Li
Huei Tsai, who made the link between gamma wave and Alzheimer’s when her
research team discovered decreased Gamma Wave activity in hippocampus of mice
with Alzheimer’s disease!
discovered that the flickering light caused brain cells in the animals’ visual
cortex to oscillate together. This resulted in the creation of Gamma waves that
seemed to boost the cells that clear beta-amyloid plaques, decreasing the
production of beta-amyloid plaques in the process.
Human Brain produces the following Brainwaves which consist of three (3) types
of brainwaves named after letter in the Greek Alphabet:
1.Alpha Waves (8 to 12Hz) are associated
2.Beta Waves (13 to 30Hz) are associated
3.Gamma Waves (31 to 130Hz) are associated
with consciousness during wakefulness i.e. Lucid Dreaming
It also reduced the number of tau tangles in
this section of the brain.
exciting discovery does not mean that they've found a cure for Alzheimer’s.
After all, the effect on the reduction of beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles
was noted in the cells in the animals’ visual cortex, not the memory areas that
Alzheimer's damages first. Also the mechanism by which this occurs is still
this research suggests that a basic treatment for humans could involve
expensing humans to a flickering 40Hz light source for 1 hr for a week or more
to produce similar results. So getting grandma a go-go LED flasher similar to
the Lifx Color 1000 bulb as described in
my MICO Wars blog article
entitled “How the
US$60 Lifx Color 1000 makes Lighting a Strip Club easier” may be just the
thing the doctor orders in the future!
daily use of mouthwash was shown to reduce the duration of untreated infection
and/or reduce the probability of acquisition of N. gonorrhoeae then this
readily available, condomless and low-cost intervention may have very
significant public health implications in the control of gonorrhoea in men who
have sex with men”
Comments by the authors
of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council on the
effectiveness of Listerine in killing oral gonorrhea
like oral sex lovers, both homosexual and heterosexual all over the world this
December 2016 can rejoice......and gargle longer than a minute with Listerine!
Also disclaimer, I'm not a homosexual as I love women, especially when shaved
and coated with chocolate, whip cream or Ice Cream! So cue the song Peaches and
cream by the group 112 from the album Part III (2001).
helps to prove a claim made by the manufacturers of Listerine since 1879 that
their produce does indeed cure Gonorrhoea. And just in time too, as the
bacterial infection rate for the disease is on the rise globally, not just in
the USA alone, thanks to increasing pervasiveness of oral sex among
heterosexuals and homosexuals, which brings you in direct contact with the body
fluids of your sex partner.
Now before you go on a gay bashing rampage while reading this, keep in mind that
heterosexual also get gonorrhoea via oral sex as well.
the prevalence of condom-less sex, this research is relevant to both parties,
as it opens up the door for the use of off-the-shelf non-prescription
interventions to reduce the spread of the disease to paraphrase the researchers
comments, quote: “Interventions such as this are urgently needed in the context
of rising rates of gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men and the likelihood
that condom use may fall further as condom-free HIV preventions are more widely
to note here, the researchers aren't even sure what ingredient in Listerine
i.e. alcohol or eucalyptus kills or if it is a combination of ingredients in
Listerine that killed the N. gonorrhoeae bacteria.
one this is sure; Listerine reduces the bacteria' ability to survive beyond the
mouth, the usual source of the infection among oral sex partners as implied by
the authors of the study, quote: “In addition, if the load of N. gonorrhoeae
was reduced by the mouthwash after a single dose then one might expect that
daily mouthwash over weeks would potentially reduce the viable number of N. gonorrhoeae,
and hence reduce further transmission or reduce the mean duration of
how exactly did they conduct their experiment?
Gonorrhea – a Quick
history about a really painful STD
is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that is transmitted through:
1.Unprotected Sexual intercourse i.e. no
condom or dental dam
2.Infected Body Fluids
strictly speaking, it’s not a STD but a contact virus, like the common cold. This
means anyone coming in contact with an infected person's body fluids can get
infected, even the unborn baby in a mother who's infected with gonorrhea.
gonorrhoeae can grow and multiply easily in mucus membranes in places such as:
to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) there are approximately 700,000 new
cases in the USA, with teenagers who exchange in unprotected sex i.e. anal,
oral, being the group with the highest infection rate. The disease is prevalent
not just because of the groups it infects, but also because symptoms may take
between ten (10) to thirty (30) days to manifest in women but two (2) to
fourteen (14) days in men.
gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent problems in both women and men.
for men include:
1.Burning sensation when passing urine
2.Yellow or Green discharge during sexual
3.Swollen private parts
4.Lower abdominal or pelvic pain
5.Conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes)
6.Swollen glands in the throat (due to
have similar symptoms:
1.Burning sensation when passing urine
2.Yellow or Green discharge during sexual
3.Swollen private parts
4.Very painful sex
5.Excessive Bleeding during periods
6.Bleeding between periods
7.Lower abdominal or pelvic pain
8.Conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes)
9.Swollen glands in the throat (due to
to the CDC, it's the leading cause of pelvic inflammatory disease which can
3.Chronic pelvic pain in women
4.Epididymitis in men
can scar inside the inside the urethra, making urination difficult. If it
spread to the blood or joints can cause a condition that looks a lot like
jaundice. The virus also seems to be a calling card for HIV, which can lead to
now that you are thoroughly and truly scared, what exactly did the researchers at Australian National Health and Medical Research Council discover?
Health and Medical Research Council and Listerine - A Gonorrhea killer
researchers at Australian National Health and Medical Research Council used
Listerine Cool Mint and Listerine Total Care in their experiments. Good to note
here that both of these brands of Listerine have 21.6% alcohol, which is the
equivalent of Port, Madeira, Sherry and other Fortified Dessert Wines as shown
in the infographic below:
then diluted it into concentration ranging from 1:2 dilution to a 1:32
dilution. Then they placed the Listerine in a petri dish with another petri
dish as a control and added the N. gonorrhoeae bacteria. Surprisingly (like
Duh!), at even very low concentrations of 1:2 and 1:4, it killed the bacteria.
the researchers got a randomized controlled trial with 196 homosexuals and gave
them throat and tonsil swabs. All of them were given a standard treatment of
antibiotics ceftriaxone and azithromycin for gonorrhea. The experimenters split
up the group as follows into experiment and control:
1.104 were told to gargle 20 mL of
Listerine Cool Mint for one minute as far back in their throats (Experiment)
2.92 were told to gargle 20 mL of Saline
for one minute as far back in their throats (Control)
minutes later, the researchers swabbed the 104 and noted only 58 of the men
tested positive for gonorrhea in throat and tonsil swabs. So they then tested
these 58 men split between the Experiment and Control as follows:
1.33 who gargled with Listerine
2.25 who gargled with saline
test results were as follows:
1.52% of the Experimental group (Listerine Cool Mint) tested positive result for gonorrhea
2.84% of the Control Group (Listerine Cool Mint) tested positive result for gonorrhea
this small study implies that approximately 50% of men that test for gonorrhea
bacteria in their mouths will have no detectable levels of gonorrhea bacteria
in their mouths after gargling for 1 minute with Listerine Cool Mint.
proven after 147 years; Listerine does kill 99% of germs in your mouth!
gonorrhea - Killing power may be alcohol-eucalyptus Listerine complex
is a very small study, the first thing their research has going against them.
also is only 50% effective and only on oral gonorrhea, so it's no cure, as you
can't inject it like an antibiotic or use it to cure the genital manifestation
of the bacteria. Remember, this is 21.6% alcohol, which is the equivalent of
Port, Madeira, Sherry and other Fortified Dessert Wines; it's dry out your genitals before it kills any bacteria.
Port, Madeira, Sherry and other Fortified Dessert Wines is good for sanitizing
your genitals kisses down there, as per Kelly Rowland song!
troubling is that they tested for the presence of the N. gonorrhoeae after five
(5) minutes, so the bacterium ingested via body fluids may probably be able to
survive longer than five minutes after a 1 minute gargle with Listerine. Still,
I do gargle with Listerine longer than a minute, so it might be more effective
the longer you gargle.
main thing that interests me is the killing power of Listerine and its ability
to reduce the oral transmission of gonorrhea. This may be a possible cure for
gonorrhea, once they can make nanoparticles of the Listerine molecular complex
and attach it to a liposome molecule coated with antibodies of the cells that
the N. gonorrhoeae attacks.
expensive and more involved studies are needed, as with the killing power of
Listerine being confirmed against gonorrhoea, it opens up the possibility of
using it as a new class of antibiotic, possibly using nanotechnology to make it