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Ostrich is not a bird but animal?

News
[caption id="attachment_1296" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Ostrich - Image Courtesy: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/ostrich/[/caption] Ostrich is not a bird but an animal, rules Punjab Assembly. The full legal document can be seen here (pdf below) (more…)
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HTC Helpline

Personal
I needed to get my HTC Desire HD's volume key repaired even though it was Nnot in warrenty and Not purchased from Brightex but to my surprise the helpline was very proactive and welcome-ing in offering their services. Of course the services were paid for but at least I had the peace of mind for getting them fixed from the pros. Thats another reason to buy HTC hardware HTC Helpline in Lahore is being offered by Brightex, the official distributor of HTC at 111-111-HTC (111-111-482)
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PTCL EVO device with Tenda Portable 3G wireless router with battery (3G150B)

Experiments, Personal
As promised, I previously reviewed the 3G150M model (without battery) and this time I am going to review the 3G150B (with battery model) [caption id="attachment_1267" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Tenda Portable 3G wireless router 3G150B[/caption] Although the battery model is more attractive and more widely used (Im using 3G150B more as compared to 3G150M) it control panel interface is fairly basic which is a set back for me and im sure for most other users as well. But still, its the best out there There was also an advertisement in Spider magazine for the month of April 2012 as can be seen in the following photo [caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Spider Advertisement of Tenda Portable 3G wireless router 3G150B in April 2012[/caption] [gallery link="file"] This Tenda device cost approx Rs. 4200 in…
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Frantech closed its doors?

News
Frantech.ca closed its doors? well since BuyVM is running smoothly, they might be finding it hard to concentrate on two different brands offering approx the same services. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="818"] Frantech.ca closed its doors? may be temporarily[/caption]
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Youtube restored my video, Finally

Personal
Finally, after weeks of waiting, Youtube has restored my video removed due to copyright claim by WHMCS (yeah, right!!) Today, I saw the email that the video in question has been restored. This video was created by me and uploaded on Youtube as a proof of what I was seeing when WHMCS was hacked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGlf-HBPXK8
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cPanel/WHM 11.30 now supports MySQL TRIGGERS and VIEW privileges

News
I just noticed that cPanel/WHM 11.30 now supports MySQL TRIGGERS and VIEW privileges. From the official release notes In 11.30 we are adding support for the MySQL TRIGGER and VIEW privileges. Systems using MySQL 5.0 and higher can use the VIEW privilege. This privilege will grant the database user the CREATE VIEW and SHOW VIEW MySQL privileges. When using MySQL 5.0, the SUPER privilege is required for the TRIGGER privilege. Due to this caveat, we will not support the TRIGGER privilege on systems using MySQL 5.0. Systems using MySQL 5.1 and higher can enable and use the TRIGGER privilege. However, this privilege is not available if binary logging is enabled for the MySQL service. Neither TRIGGER nor VIEW is available to systems using MySQL 4.0 or 4.1.
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When am I getting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich aka ICS) on my phone?

Android
The most frequent question I have been asked lately is when is my HTC Blah Blah model getting Android's Ice Cream Sandwich? (aka ICS aka Android 4.0) Here is an official note by HTC on when your phone will get the update. Please note that generally its observed that some devices may get updates after 45days of the period announced in Pakistan. So be patient and try the official updates once they roll out.
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Angry Imran game for Android (inspired by the popular Angry Birds)

Reviews
[caption id="attachment_1191" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Angry Imran Android app"][/caption] Angry Imran (Android Game) is a copy of the popular game Angry Birds The description reads Imran's Tsunami in the Android Store! Angry Imran is a game whose main theme is inspired from Angry Birds. This v1.0 (beta) is the result of a request from a group of friends. It is a tribute to the emerging leader of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan. So take on the driving seat and help him in his TSUNAMI of Revolution. *Brain freeze does not have any political affiliations with any party* I gave the game a test drive and while its no where near as good as Angry Birds game, we should not underestimate the potential of this game. I am pretty sure that this "10+…
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Writer on LowEndBox

Personal
After waiting for almost two months, my account has finally been upgraded by Chief (the new admin of LowEndBox) to give me privileges to post offers without waiting for someone to approve them. Approx 2 months ago, I applied and was given the opportunity to write for LowEndBox as a test writer. During this time, I wrote the following posts on LowEndBox OnePoundWebHosting – £4.40 512MB Xen VPS in UK EaseVPS – $3.99/Month, 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Manchester, Jacksonville & Kansas City Corgi Tech – $6 512MB VMWare VPS in UK Jolly Works Hosting – $15/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Phoenix sshVM – $6/Quarter 128MB OpenVZ VPS IperWeb – €1.52/Month 192MB OpenVZ VPS in Italy InceptionHosting – €6/Quarter 128MB XEN PV VPS in Phoenix and Netherlands WHMCS Hacked, Client data…
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