Archive for July, 2011
» posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 12:50 pm by admin
The Ethernet is a computer networking technology for Local Area Networks (LAN). It has been commercially available since 1980 and has been replacing most of the competing wired LAN standards. People use the Ethernet everyday without knowing that they do so. Most of the people using it will not even know what Ethernet really is.
Working in an office one uses Ethernet all the time. LAN connects all the equipment in offices, such as printers, computers, scanners and others. If somebody is working on a computer and wants to print out his results he uses LAN connections, and therefore Ethernet, to send the information to the printer, which prints the results on paper. Or somebody scanning a document the data is transferred through these LAN cables from the scanner to the computer. There are many more examples for the use of Ethernet in an office.
Large companies need their employees to communicate all the time. It can be quite a hassle to run from one office to another and talk to people face to face. But there are important information to pass on and arrangements to make. Therefore people have to communicate on a regular basis. Using Ethernet people can send short messages from one computer to another within the office building. This saves a lot of time and nobody can claim to not be informed over important changes. Documents can also be sent from one computer to another using internet. Today a lot of companies use the internet to send documents and emails but using the internet is not as save as using a local network. Email accounts can be hacked and important details or information can be stolen. Companies which try to prevent this still use local networks to communicate.
The Ethernet can be used in many different ways. LAN does not only connect all the equipment in an office it also can be used to communicate within it. Therefore Ethernet is very useful and is a great invention. Many companies use Ethernet and it will continue to be important the life of employees which use it every day.
» posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 12:49 pm by admin
Online gaming is very popular these days but there is also an alternative to gaming online. LAN parties are still very popular. During a LAN party the participants connect their computers or laptops via a LAN cable so that they can interact in the game with each other. LAN parties can either be private or for a big number of people. The advantage of a LAN party is that people can interact with each other face to face while gaming. This makes the whole game experience much more communicative.
Private LAN parties are held amongst a bunch of friends or sometimes even family members. After the date for the party is set the participants meet in one location and set up their computer and connect them via a LAN cable. The games played can be of different kind. Some like to play computer based role plays or military games. But each single game which has a multiplayer mode can be used for a LAN party. These parties can go on for hours or even days. People usually drink and have snacks during the game and also take breaks on a regular basis.
LAN parties for many people are organized by a group or company. They take place in assembly halls or other big public places. Sometimes an entrance fee is required. Taking part in a public party can be a lot of fun, too. One gets to meet a lot of new people and can compete with them in the game. During the time people are not playing they can eat or drink and most of the times there is also music playing. This is very similar to a regular party but gaming is still the center of everybody’s attention. During these public LAN parties there is usually a contest. The player wins, who defeats all the others or successfully finishes the quest. Sometimes there is a trophy or some price money to win. But for most of the players it is not about winning but about having fun and competing in a game against each other.
» posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 12:49 pm by admin
People use the internet everyday without thinking about the importance of it for their life. Since the internet was invented it grew more and more important. It seems normal that people use the internet to shop, get information, book hotels and flights and many more but only 30 years ago this was not possible. The internet affects all areas of people’s life today and it will continue to become more and more important.
Shopping on the internet is very popular. Everything is available, can be ordered and sent home. Prizes can be compared and the best offer can be gotten. Shopping online takes very little time, one has a huge selection of products and it is most of the times cheaper than shopping in a mall. Online auctions become more popular every year. Online auction houses offer the opportunity to get rid of stuff which is not needed anymore and the opportunity to buy stuff which is looked for a long time. Booking flights and hotels online is also very popular. People only need to visit the web side type in destination and date and instantly many results show up. Now the best one can be chosen and booked.
The internet is also very useful while trying to find information. Before the internet could be used people had to find information in books and magazines. That took a long time and sometimes the information could not be found. Using the internet information can be found quickly and a lot of information can be researched. This is very helpful for students and people doing research.
The internet also gives a lot of job opportunities. Some jobs are solely based on the internet and the computer, such as programming and online marketing. But all kinds of companies use the internet to promote themselves. If a company can be found online it gets more customers and also satisfies the needs of long term customers better. In most countries presenting a company online is necessary and has direct influence on the success of the company. Therefore the internet influences everybody’s life and is a useful tool for research.