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surviver_cat* Cat packed in moving box and shipped to Hawaii, survives 36 days without food or water

“As Ashley Barth and her family were getting ready for a big move from Suffolk, Virginia to Maui, Hawaii, they lost their beloved family cat, Mee Moowe. Unbeknownst to the family, movers had packed their kitty into a cardboard box, and she sailed out to Hawaii in a ship container without food and water.Read more..

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December 4, 2014 - Posted by | News

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  1. sir i want to access the high and heavy quality of games on pc without graphics card so how can i do this please help?

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    Comment by juzer radiowala | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • juzer radiowala,
      Depending on the age/hardware quality of the PC, sometimes you can play “graphics intense” caliber video games by turning down the game’s graphics options to their lowest settings, and turning off advanced effects.
      But… gamers need graphics cards in their PC’s. And even the lowest priced ones are a help (you don’t need the latest, $400 card). It is simply ‘mechanics’. There’s no way around it. (In fact, some games practically require you have dual cards…)

      Gamers need to buy a card, or a console. It’s basically that simple.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  2. hello i need advise i want to security for my pc from malicious virus and hackers how can i make safe and secure my pc from hacking kindly advise thanks.

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    Comment by suraj | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • suraj,
      Unfortunayely, there’s no such thing as “safe” or “secure”. But there is “safer” and “more secure”.
      * Install, and keep updated, an Internet Security Suite/Antivirus. (If you don’t want to pay, at least install Avast! or Avira, or AVG, or Panda, or BitDefender.)
      * Keep all your software updated.
      * Don’t Torrent or “file share”.
      * Only install software you truly need. Uninstall programs you no longer use.
      * Use strong/complex passwords, and change them often.
      * Don’t open emails from strangers/never click on the link in an email.
      * Don’t visit shady websites (aka porn, hack, crack, and any with a domain ending in other than “.com”, “.edu”.)
      * Sandbox your browser with Sandboxie.

      … I’ve been writing advice for 7+ years.. but there is my ‘in a nutshell’ list.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  3. how antivirus works and detect any types of virus,malware,trojans etc.

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    Comment by juzer radiowala | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  4. your blog is too good is very nice my question is how can i increase my pendrive size currently i am using 2GB of pendrive i want to expand them upto 4Gb so please tell me.

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    Comment by billu mat | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  5. Sir tell me all reason why internet speed slow down sometime like in network and server problem why any reason behind all.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  6. which is the fastest browser to get better internet speed which is the between in chrome,firefox,uc browser and operamini which is best in overall performance to get better speed.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj/billu mat/juzer radiowala/suraj,
      * Wikipedia’s “antivirus software” page offers a good overview of how it works.

      * I am not sure what you mean by “increase pen drive size”. Such things are fixed. If you want a larger flash storage device, you have to buy one. If you mean, use more for “Ready Boost”, that is not a setting, it is done purely by the operating system (you want more Readyboost, plug in a larger drive).

      * Your web browser won’t increase your Mbps (Internet “speed”), but there is an ongoing debate about which browser is “fastest” (in terms of rendering a page/”page load”), and frankly, it’s all hullabaloo. Most people think Google’s “Chrome” browser has the fastest pageloads, but I won’t use it — why tell Google more about myself than they already know?

      * Internet speed can be affected by many variables, and those factors vary somewhat depending on what type of Internet connections are involved.. some are within User control, and others are not — but typically, if you want faster Internet, you have to pay a higher fee to your ISP for more bandwidth, and/or upgrade your devices to the latest standards. (“Internet Boost” software, and “tweaking” your settings doesn’t work.. those are scams.) To learn more about how things work, I highly recommend reading the User Forum on DSLReports.com.

      I applaud your curiosity, and encourage you to take computer classes and read manuals. A book on TCP/IP would be a good place to start.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  7. sir thanks for your last sweatest reply now my query is tell me some good websites to download games,apps and any types of other softwares on pc?

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    Comment by billu mat | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • billu mat,
      Reputable download sites for PC include CNet’s Download.com, MajorGeeks, Softpedia.com, Tucows, and FileHippo.
      For Android, and other devices, there are the “Stores” (Google now calls theirs “Google Play”) which are somewhat risky, but safer than non-official download sites.

      But I recommend purchasing software titles rather than “downloads”, or “subscriptions”. (A good adage to remember: nothing in life is truly free.)

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  8. sir how can i play access online games,apps in offline mode without net connection pc and any other smartphones example android mobiles?

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    Comment by juzer radiowala | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • juzer radiowala,
      By definition, online games (online anything, really) require(s) an Internet connection.
      Some online game platforms allow an “offline” mode, which you would have to investigate, and employ, on a game-by-game basis, when/if available.
      I did post a How To for the Steam platform some years back. I don’t know if the method has changed since then, but you can read it here: How To Play Your Steam Games Offline

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  9. hello techpaul why youtube vdos is buffering when i watch on smartphones and pc both i use 2g connection but sometime is vdo was play clearly but sometimds they was buffering more and more.

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    Comment by mithun | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • mithun,
      2G cellular is not fast enough for streaming video. For that you need 3G, or better yet, 4G speeds. That you can watch at all is .. lucky.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  10. sir how printer work how they print all pages in same to same photo copy please reply in short words?

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    Comment by pankaj | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      I don’t understand your question. If you are wondering how a PC and computer printer communicate.. you might research on Wikipedia and/or HowStuffWorks.com.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  11. in my pc this error message is showing daily error-(your hard disk may fail soon) now what i do help me?

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    Comment by jimmy | December 5, 2014 | Reply

    • jimmy,
      Sounds like your S.M.A.R.T. technology has detected enough anomalies in your hard drive’s behavior, that match impending total failure behavior, that it is warning you to buy a new hard drive and copy your files over to it before that happens. Take your machine to a technician. Sooner rather than later.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2014 | Reply

  12. hi hello i am comain again on this fablous blog my query is IP address are available on all websites and blog or available in some websites and blogs.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 7, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      I am not sure what you are asking, or why you are asking. If you are asking: when I visit a website, can someone there see my IP address? The answer is: the webmaster can, yes. If you are asking, can I look up the IP address of websites? The answer is, why would anyone want to? Name translation (DNS) takes care of that for you.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 7, 2014 | Reply

  13. hi,techpaul how websites,blogs are tracking visiters location,ip address through history ,cookies and caches?

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    Comment by suraj | December 7, 2014 | Reply

    • suraj,
      The technical methods for WVT are many, and more are being developed every week (“cookies” are one of the older methods). Tracking, and analyzing our online behavior is how Google and Facebook and the other big names make their money.
      Online Privacy (rather, the utter lack of it) is a huge topic, one that is being argued in courts daily, and there are many resources for learning more about it. Probably the best place to start would be to visit the EFF.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 7, 2014 | Reply

  14. What is the difference between in Ip4 vs Ip6 version and tell me also what is difference between there in speed?

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    Comment by mahipal | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • mahipal,
      Wikipedia would be a great place to look that up and get the short answer. As for “speed”, there’s no difference.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  15. sir,when i use net in pc it consumes more data in comparison of any mobile phone why it consumes more data in pc what is reason.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      I think it would be difficult to create an accurate test to measure and compare actual “consumption” between the two animals.. but a full-computer does establish more network connections (for Services) and is “talkier” than a simple “smart” phone.

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  16. sir can i connected multiconnections on pc i mean access internet through dongel,wifi hotspot,routers,WLAN/MAN,etc. can i connected all these together for access fastest internet on pc what’s your opinion about this?

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    Comment by suraj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • suraj,
      For all practical intents and purposes, no, you cannot. The only true way to get fast Internet is to buy it from your local service provider. (Called “upgrading your service”.)

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  17. sir any difference between in mhz and ghz regarding pc and mobile speed or any device speed?

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    Comment by pankaj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      Are you seriously asking me what the difference between a megahertz and a gigahertz is? They are units of measurement, and like a ruler, doesn’t matter what you are measuring – a millimeter is a millimeter.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  18. techpaul sir,i wanted to lock my facebook profile for privacy and security so how can i lock my fb profile?

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    Comment by suraj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • suraj,
      You can adjust security/privacy settings in Facebook’s “options” area, and read their FAQ for suggested best methods. Which every Facebook user should do.
      (But know this: the people at Facebook don’t believe in privacy.)

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  19. when i put my passwrd on any password box they automatically changes character on to stars like symbol why what is logic?

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    Comment by mahipal | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • mahipal,
      That prevents “shoulder surfing”.

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  20. sir how can i increase my data transfering speed i transfer my data sd card to pc through card reader but there are problem in transferin speed so how can i fix slow transfering speed on moving data pc to mobile oe mobile to pc.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      Many of your questions are asking how to ‘cheat’, ‘workaround’, or otherwise overcome, physical device limitations. You can’t. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bit_rates.
      In tech, if you don’t like something’s speed, the answer almost always is: buy a newer version/upgrade. (And sometime’s the answer’s “that’s the best you’re going to get.”)
      Further truth: if you ask a machine to do more than it was designed to do, it actually slows down.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  21. Hello paultech my question is how can i hide my ip address and location when i connected to internet on my pc for safely and encryption surfing.

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    Comment by y.singh | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • y.singh,
      Googling “hide my ip address” will give you a plethora of options and information.

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  22. hello are torrent files safe to download because i listen there are so many virus are presenting on torrent files if they are secure so tell me how can i download any torrent files through internet download manager app.

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    Comment by Anonymous | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • I will not Torrent because of the ethics, the risks, and the at-best-dubious legality. Therefore, I cannot help/answer Torrent questions.

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  23. when we download any windows operating system on pc they asking the licensed key tell me why are asking the licensed key and how can download any wind os without putting any licensed key code.

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    Comment by suraj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • suraj,
      Yes, they ask, because we must pay for our copy of Windows. Anything else is illegal and immoral.

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  24. Thanks very much for awesome reply in my last query.
    sir,tell me there are the two options in opera mini browser on mobile phones in settings and advanced options are http/protocol and only http tell me what is difference between and which is secure one in between two?

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    Comment by y.singh | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • y.singh,
      The idea that anything on the Internet is secure is.. flawed. But I can tell you two things: one, HTTPS is the ‘secure’ version of HTTP; and, that if you want information specific to an application, the best place to look up answers (or post questions) is on that program’s website’s FAQ, Support, and/or User Forum areas.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  25. Thanks for your last reply i want to ask what is the different in ethernet and internet in case of speed which is the fastest 1.

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    Comment by pankaj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • pankaj,
      The “Internet” is a vast interconnection of computers. “Ethernet” is a collection of protocols and methods by which (most of) that connected-communication happens.
      .. if you meant “WiFi”, as in cables vs. wireless, wired is always better (“faster”) than wireless, as a rule. But the very latest wireless equipment can surpass Gigabit speed (until you get too many WiFi devices on its net [aka “LAN”]).
      Wireless and cabling are, both, types of Ethernet.

      But I’ll say it yet again: if you want noticeably faster Internet, you have to call your service provider and pay to upgrade.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 8, 2014 | Reply

      • very nice reply in detailed thanks sir.

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  26. sir,tell me diffrence between in NTFS and NTLDR file in pc and also tell how can i watch these both files on pc?

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    Comment by ali mansoor | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  27. what is the diffr between in BIOS & CMD on pc and what is the role of bios n cmd in pc.

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    Comment by suraj | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  28. sir in mobile when sim card not presented so how can mobile company officers traced the any mobile phone without sim card without network .

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    Comment by y.singh | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  29. tecpaul you blog article is so fablous make more article and update it please ok i try to upload my mobile data and videos on dropbox,google drive and on youtube but there is no option and i unable to upload data on these all websites why we download these websites app for upload data.

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    Comment by h.ali | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  30. sire are file sharing are safe through other pendrives,sdcard and data cable are safe or not?

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    Comment by h.ali | December 9, 2014 | Reply

    • ali mansoor/suraj/y.singh/h.ali,
      * Please at least look something up on Wikipedia before you ask a question on a website, so that you know the basic elements and forms–at a minimum, the meaning of the word you’re using.
      * I don’t know the exact specifics, but simply taking out the SIM card does not disable device identifiers, GPS, nor mask transmissions. But it is the company’s job to locate and stop cheaters. (Because it’s stealing from them.)
      * If you are properly signed in to those ‘cloud’ type accounts/services, you should be able to upload. Why you cannot see a “upload file” button is beyond my knowing from here.
      * It doesn’t matter how the (shared/stolen) files are transmitted, nor stored; they either contain hidden malware or they don’t. Any time you load a “shared” file on to a device, you are gambling. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Is there a way to make sure you are safe? Yes. Don’t Torrent. Go to the store and BUY a copy for yourself if you want it.

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  31. sir in case of make websites and blogs are secure so which type of security i made and which is the securest domain.

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    Comment by h.ali | December 10, 2014 | Reply

    • h.ali,
      There is no such thing a s a safe “Domain” (look up Internet Domain on Wikipedia). (“Domain”s are nothing more than names/identifiers.)
      Websites are text and image files, located on computers called “servers”. There are things you can do to make servers/computers more secure.
      Servers usually are rented from Hosting Services. They all get hacked. What one looks for is the provider with the least ‘downtime’.
      The webite’s files are modifed and edited and arranged and ‘served’ via software programs (WordPress blogging software, for example). All software gets hacked.
      Professionals have various methods to ‘harden’ their websites against attacks. It is an area of Computer Science expertise, (generally refered to as InfoSec) requiring much schooling, constant study, and practice.. and you’re still gonna get hacked.
      Now.. what, exactly, is your question?

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  32. sir when i try to saved pages on opera mini browser on my nokia java phones so maximum all pages are failed to saved error is failed saved pages but they all pages are easily saved to bookmarks but i want to save page category but maximum time they saving process are failed so how can i fix it.

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    Comment by y.singh | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  33. sir que is same like before why saved pages are opened in offline modes and why bookmarks is not opened in offline they need internet connectivity what is actuall reason behind those.

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    Comment by y.singh | December 10, 2014 | Reply

    • y.singh,
      “Bookmarks” are simple text files containing only the site’s URL. Offline webpages are the entire text (aka “code”) and image file that comprise the webpage. If you can store the small one but not the larger one, my first guess is your phone’s memory is full (or the page’s file is larger than available “free space” in memory).
      But I am not a phone technician. Smartphones are toys. (I mean.. if they break, people don’t pay to fix them, they get a new one.)

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  34. Sir which is the larget in hard drive size in computer in between D,E,C drive which is the largest drive.

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    Comment by mahipal | December 10, 2014 | Reply

    • mahipal,
      Wikipedia is your friend. (And the D and E drives are typically not hard drives at all.)

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