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  • Silver 19:29 on June 1, 2011 Permalink |

    We all are serious gahbah’s! 

    The Earth…. A wonderful place that provides us with all the living conditions: food, water, oxygen and most of all a place to exist. This small planet, that we can call our own, has served its purpose for millions of years. But will there be millions to come? The ancient people, The Mayas would like to disagree. In fact, the world, according to them, will come to an end in late 2012. But can there be even a peak of truth in this abstract and outrageous claim, which has been around much longer than every one of us can remember? Some people tend to agree yet some others do not. Will the gods come to Earth again to start another cycle of life? Will the, more powerful than ever, magnetic storms from the Sun make us lose all of our technology thus making us immobile and dazed? Or will we just go through the period like it was nothing, living to tell the tail? Answers to these questions are to be answered when the time comes, may it be one or the other.
    Putting the sudden combustion of the earth aside for now, we might still wonder whether we, humans, are to exist here for another million years. It may well be that way, but the way that some people are spending, consuming and wasting today, there is no bright future to be seen. As global warming may or may not be a major issue, we can be sure that the activities we find ourselves in now, are certainly not so healthy to our mother earth or to ourselves.
    What about OIL? Is it not the single most used resource at this very moment? Me, writing and You reading are spending valuable energy, collected into fossils. But could this energy be used in a more productive way? The simple answer to this would be no. This is just because a small group of people can’t make a difference, or can they… well don’t get your hopes up… what is a thousand, ten thousand people percentage wise, when it comes to the roughly 7 billion people of the world… nothing. People of our generation, of our global universe have just got to used to the fact that we have all the wonderful technology. But the question remains… will there be an end? Well… no, because as the greedy bastards we are, we will be constantly moving in the direction of discovering new ways of cheap energy, that will yet again power our need for economically unfriendly technology.
    But what about all the litter we produce, will we once be buried within? One might guess that’s the answer, but there could be many possible solutions. We could hire space-mutant-Martian-guys to take all of this waste to some other unsuspecting planet (more debris around Uranus? :P), or realistically speaking, make the best out of the situation… let’s recycle trash and use it once more. Then we shall inhabit this planed for another million years.
    For more information CALL 1800 – HAHA SUCKERS –> You too can make a difference!

  • Silver 09:41 on May 31, 2011 Permalink |


    Da mihi feedback

    • Erik-Silver Toomere 09:52 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dear Silver, let me start this right off with a pun: you are positively charged!
      Now to the bad bits!
      I am sure you have noticed how we all make jokes about your horrible English? Well there’s a simple solution to that! Seeing as you have acquired a personal laptop (good job! +10 Bro points) I suggest you install this nifty little application: http://wordweb.info/cgi-bin/geoip/wordweb.exe (GET IT NOW!)
      I understand that IB wants you to bullsquirrel a lot but PLEASE get to the point more often/faster, essays are the place where to bullsquirrel a lot about different kinds of bullsquirrel but try to acquire more… verbal agility if I may say so.
      Otherwise: all is improving well!

    • Sander 09:56 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The good
      You’ve got interesting viewpoints and alot to say. Also, very strong views on which type of computer is best. It is always nice for someone to chime in with an opposing (wrong) viewpoint.

      The bad
      L3RN 2 5P311

    • Brent 09:59 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You have a kickass laptop!
      As pointed out earlier, you are positively chargerd.
      You take stuff seriously enough, sometimes there are fact errors or you have just misunderstood stuff, but otherwise Well Done!

      Your English sometimes fails, but this hasn’t happened in a long time, so Okay!
      Mayhaps don’t see the humor in things and take them Wayy too seriously, but that’s only my opinion.

    • alex 10:12 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You know how to give good constructive criticism but sometimes you let your own opinions cloud your judgement. You should concentrate really on your grammar because this is a vital aspect in writing essays. When you are speaking in front of the class then try to do it a bit more calmly and not be so nervous because when you start to mutter words and get lost then it really distracts the listeners. The coding part is a challenge for you because you were absent practically all the important lessons but until now you have managed somehow. You should invest more time into this because summer is approaching.

    • Paavo Viilup 10:44 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think you are generally doing quite well and the others have already pointed at the major issues. Just to recap:

      • work on language (a lot), especially spelling
      • try to catch up on the coding, feel free to asks questions via e-mail

      Continue on the same path, basically, you’re not doing anything wrong, quite the contrary.

    • Taavi 17:11 on May 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great ideas
      Strong opinions
      Good presentations

      Silver (2nd place)

  • Silver 11:58 on May 25, 2011 Permalink |
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    Joel, could you please, for our convenience create a simple registration form (name, pw, email) that, when filled would save to the database
    may be if you could create another (2boxes for name,pw) that need the info put into them, basically a log in thing. When filled correctly it lets you through.
    This could give us an actual working example, how api, php should work.. and it would provide us with a basis on which to build our further knowledge/research (we could expand from that)
    I at least think that I could go from there (creating add more, search etc)

  • Silver 14:09 on May 23, 2011 Permalink |

    We all sprang from apes, but some didn’t spring far enough. 

    Since the invention of the first computer general purpose computer “ENIAC” in 1956, people have been hooked to the world of computers. Nowadays personal computers of various shape and size keep track of everything we do. So it seems that we, as humans, could not keep track of all of the information that that the computer age provides us with. But considering the effort that it takes to manufacture computers, keep up servers and get rid of the debris, is it all really worth it? Would it be better, if we turned back to our ancestors’ ways of living, thus ensuring our existence on this planet?

    As mentioned, our life greatly depends on computers and the capabilities they provide. Computer technology is used to keep track, use and distribute the information that we acquire in daily bases. If this information was to disappear, could we function the way we do? Could we really have the life we have now, if there was no possibility to “Google” for information, to book flights online, to look for online-news, to communicate with our friends online? The list of possibilities that the computer offers extends close to infinity. So could we live now, how our ancestors used to live, knowing that a simple device offers all of the solutions? As of now, no, we are just in too deep.

    Unfortunately, as to anything, there is two sides to this topic. The capabilities, as mentioned before, are endless, but does anyone at this moment consider how much harm is done to our environment due to PC casualties? According to Chris Arnold, the pollution and energy cost in 2003-2004 in the USA alone spans for over 1$ billion on a yearly bases.” For all computers, that is nothing” one can say. No this loss of energy is only due to computer monitors, not being properly shut-off after use. If all the losses were to be added together, the outcome would be in billions of tons of pollution gas, not to mention all the financial losses it causes. But who is to be blamed for this? The, in this case, inconsiderate human. So at this point, the option would be to turn back to the ways of our ancestors. Only this could decelerate our journey to total extinction, who knows, may be we could just be healthy once again.

    In conclusion, the question,whether the human should live in luxury and suffer the consequences or live in peace and harmony with nature is to be decided by every individual separately. One thing is for certain: at this pace, the human race is heading for a luxurious extinction.

    • Paavo Viilup 08:52 on May 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting perspective on the issue, I esspecially like the phrase “luxurious extinction”. Minor language and grammar annoyances, though. “just inn too deep”?

  • Silver 17:23 on May 18, 2011 Permalink |


    Skype, a mostly free Internet calling application was acquired by Microsoft for 8.5 billion dollars. Since Skype is the application of the century, there will be a lot of users influenced by the plausible changes that could occur, while Microsoft is at power. So to all of our interest, what will the changes be?

    Firstly Microsoft will most likely push skype to be their main communication system (replacing Lync), it can be expected that Microsoft will try and make the system as enerygy/money sufficient as possible. Fortionately to the user, when skype is used on a mobile-phone, this would mean a drop in cost.

    Secondly, “eBay” has tried to put Skype to better use before, but with little success because they were unable to put the code of Skype to work. Seemingly, when this incident was to happen to Microsoft, there could be a change in the code of the application. Although this would be a change of large scale, it would fortionately not affect the regular user, as Microsoft will try and leave the outlook and usability the same/similar to what Skype had before. Because, lets face it, why change something that is as brilliant as it is?

    Thirdly, as a mobile gamer, one could experience difficulties. Users of the Playstation Portable (PSP), used to use their device to make calls through Skype. Now that Microsoft has hold of the software, It could turn out that for PSP users, this application would not be available anymore as it is left to Microsoft to decide whether or not let users continue using the application. Although this could turn out either way, it can be expected that Microsoft will not cancel the privileges, even though one can expect fees for the luxury.

    Furthermore, the regular user of the Windows phone 7 as well as an online gamer, using Xbox and Kinect will clearly benefit from this union, as Microsoft will add Skype usability to the previously mentioned phone and gaming device. This will surely be boosted by the fact that Nokia and Microsoft had joined hands some time before.

    Lastly, video advertising will be something that the user of the new, improved Microsoft Skype will most probably have to deal with. This so called problem has two sides, one being that Windows will want to earn some of that 8,5billion back, and the other being that users will terribly suffer the consequences of this change. But would Google or Facebook have bought the software, similar results would have occurred, so that means that this change was inevitable, consider it either good or bad, advertisements will appear.

    In conclusion, Microsoft promises to bring variety to Skype usability, making it compatible with gaming consoles as well as mobile-phones. And although, advertisements will swarm Skype and the PSP user might have to say good bye to the application, the transformation is truly something look forward to.

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    • Paavo Viilup 11:55 on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think MS has stated that they will continue supporting non-Windows platforms, thus I think PSP users will continue to be happy (whether owning a PSP is something that makes you happy is a totally different question).

      I do not understand the eBay paragraph (it’s not “eBay”, they’re actually called that), in what way couldn’t they make the code work?

      Otherwise, it’s okay, not spectacular, not stellar, just okay.

  • Silver 19:06 on May 16, 2011 Permalink |

    The aim The aim of the webpage is… 

    The aim

    The aim of the webpage is to serve as a social network, where people can create and rate fridges(or anything else for that matter).


    Since the homepage is set to be the guiding page for the whole website, it is designed so that to
    guide the user to various actions.

    The underlined “RateMyFood.com” serves as a stationary home button.

    The user can have a look at the most popular fridges, according to user ratings, the default is that 3 of the most popular will be displayed. The fridges have illustrative pictures attached and are clickable for more information.

    Right under the “most popular fridges” lies the “see all” button.

    One can create his/her own fridge by following a link to “create your own”.

    As a “index file”, the user can log in, register and search for a specific fridge or user.
    In addition: there is a company logo/advertisement, to add visual stimulus.

    Fridge page

    The page the same illustrative picture, that was to be seen in the “home page” / ”see all”. Besides it lies a brief description of the fridge (added by the author), the author and the rating for the page.

    There is a list of products that the author has put to the fridge. They all have ratings, a description and a place where the user can leave comments or read others’.

    Under all the list of fridges lies a “add more” button that will allow the user… wait for it…. add more products (assuming of course that the user wants to add products to his/her own fridge)

    The author page

    In addition to some general information and the picture of the user, one will find a list of fridges created by the user. These fridges serve as virtual links while having general information besides them.
    The “add more” button leads to a page where one can create new fridges (again assuming that the user wants to create a new fridge to his/her own profile)

    See all page

    Straight forward list of all the fridges created created.
    As standardised they have descriptions and ratings for one to keep track more easily.
    For user convenience there is a link to the author of the fridge at the far right(under the author category)

    Create your own (new fridge)

    The user is conveniently given a structure to follow to make the process easier.
    Name of fridge -> brief description -> picture of fridge(can be browsed from the user’s computer)

    Register (create account)

    An ordered list of actions to follow
    Choose username
    type password
    Re-type password
    repeat e-mail
    Sex: (M / W)
    date of birth (chosen from a dropdown list)

    PS: for convenience, the input boxes have placeholders (adds neatness)’

    Right after registration, a message appears notifying that the user has registered and that he/she can now log in.

    Add more products to fridge page

    Simple and understandable
    For convenience there are 2 inputs at the same page, to fasten the process, when one needs to add more than one product to the fridge. (mind that they both do not have to be filled in)

    • Joel L 08:09 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Home – “the default is that 3 of the most popular will be displayed”. How can I change this value? Why?
      Why no rating on home page?

      On the home page, the “create fridge” button is labelled “Create your own”. On the user page, it’s “Add more”. Why are these different? (For the same exact action)

      Account creation – Why repeat e-mail, but not username?

      Why do I have to log in after creating an account? I just typed my new username and password, and now have to type them again?

      Add more products –
      if I add name, description and image for one product, but only add description to second product, what happens if I try to save?

      • Silver 10:22 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        may it be that the amount of fridges displayed is 3.. when one is more interested, one can turn to “see all” (so no need to change).
        The rating on home page is a good idea.. 😀

        “create your own” applies to, when a person has no fridge (the user should be able to make one immediately, thats the aim)
        “Add more” serves as the same, but it’s intended, when one already has a fridge. The “create new” and “add more” are similar because then the user will already be similar with the simple structure of how fridges are created (no need to make a different one)

        The e-mail is to be repeated so to make it more difficult for a unexperienced person to enter a random email. The inportant thing is that the email will serve as a PW recovery gateway.
        As to the username, there is actually no need for one to retype it because they will most likely not be entering anything pointless there as one will be using it to log in afterwards.
        PS: One doesnt have to log in.. its just that when logged in, the user will have advantages (create his/her own fridge and whatnot) If not loged in one can not do that…
        And isn’t the actual purpose of registering to make the user have the capabilities?

        For the fridge to be created, only the name HAS to be added, the description serves as a social thing.


        only 1 product add
        logg in after register
        add ratings to main page

        • Joel L 10:34 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          “create new” vs “add more” – I understand. My point was, that if the links have identical functionality (Create a fridge!), they should have the same “name”.

          • Silver 10:39 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I get your point. The reason i renamed it to “add more” is that by that specific time (when one has registered), one would/should already have a fridge // add more should be as “add new fridge”. // yes, it should be shanged to ” add new fridge”

        • Joel L 10:35 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Why do I have to log in after creating an account? I just typed my new username and password, and now have to type them again?

          I mean that – if I create an account, why am I not automatically logged in?

          • Silver 10:41 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            *I keed* The register acts as a create account not a log in.
            The log in will help the user memorise his username / PW whatnot.

        • Joel L 10:41 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          “For the fridge to be created, only the name HAS to be added, the description serves as a social thing.”

          Point was – if I add name+description for one fridge, but no name for other, then what happens after I save? Does the first fridge get created, and I get an error for the second one?
          Does neither get created, and I see an error?

          It’s more complicated to do save-one-show-error-for-other logic, so think about what and why you want to do.

          • Silver 10:46 on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            For the fridge to be created, only the name box has to be filled in
            So if you name, describe one and name the other, they will both be created

  • Silver 19:25 on May 12, 2011 Permalink |

    Windows OS, adverisements for mothers 

    For centuries, the noble mind of the fragile human has wondered: is the Windows operating system better than the Linux operating system? In the following piece of writing, uncoordinated streams of light shall be shed upon the question.
    As this is the age of technology and this is why mothers of various ages are becoming more aware of the wonders that wait beyond the humming and rather mysterious box that sits firmly under the desk. So from this moment on, I declare it my duty to inform all mothers, why the Windows operating system is best for taking the first steps in the world of computer technology.

    Firstly, mothers, as newcomers, will find it fairly to get started by following a few simple steps that lead them through the installation process of Windows OS. This is achieved by a guiding and user friendly interface, that compared to the level of difficulty of Linux, is like comparing a carefully polished glass sphere with a rough rock. No research is required, Windows comes packed and ready.
    Secondly, since Windows OS is the most popular operating system used today, mothers will find it easy to get help, if any is required, from more experienced friends and relatives. This kind of peer help, is something that will make it easy for moms to tackle easy problems. If any serious problems occur, contradictory to Linux, Windows OS has a Customer Service that will kindly aid any mothers in need.
    Thirdly, should an active mother of the computer age be confused with various software malfunctions, such as programs not working or music not recognised? No, that is why Windows dominates over Linux, as it has, on top of frequent updates, all the supported software and drivers, that one could need for work of any kind.
    Furthermore, as we are thankful to our mothers, we wish them the best in everything. This also applies to interactive media and text editing. As the Windows OS supports ,genuine, top of the line games and text editing software such as “Microsoft Office”, it has a sure advantage over Linux, which has to deal with cheap rip-offs of the originals such as “Open Office”.

    So, if you love yourself and others, get Windows OS. Because it may or may not save a puppy every time you do so.

    • Paavo Viilup 10:42 on May 16, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting prose, but surely many Linux distros have a neat graphical installation wizard by now. Also, most desktop distros take care of critical updates in the background.

      In the end, what remains is the prose with some tidbits of information thrown in.

  • Silver 18:08 on May 9, 2011 Permalink |

    By April 2011, users of Apple products, had noticed that the Apple Locational System has kept a record of where the user has been, sometimes dating back to more than three months. This issue, of course, raised many questions of whether, and why Apple needs to keep a record of a user’s location. As of now, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has claimed, that the situation is caused due to a bug in the system, and that it will be fixed in the next software update. Although the explanation seems to justify itself, can one still consider the fact that their location information is being stored a concern?

    On one hand, relying on Jobs’ answers, it can be seen, that Apple might have no interest in storing user information. In fact Jobs claims that the user locator is only used for a user’s own convenience, as it is to make it simple for a user to spot public Wi-Fi hotspots, overall making it less time consuming for a user to use their device to its fullest potential. Secondly, Steve Jobs, when asked a question about why their iPhone, at all needs to log in to store information. He applies, adding to the previous, that if a user wished to find Wi-Fi hotspots, markets, clubs etc. by logging in on the spot, it would be difficult for the device to rapidly find all of the required information, thus making the device slower than Apple designed it to be. Furthermore, Apple claims that, although they are experiencing some technical issues at this moment, they are still leading the way to a safer user experience when it comes to monitoring and storing user information supported by the fact that they at this time provide the user with a choice whether to allow an application to store locational information or not, making it voluntary rather than mandatory for a person to share his/her personal information.

    Although the previous suggest that Apple has no intention in storing user whereabouts, one might still have to worry about the fact that one’s location is stored somewhere. This might for one thing be because it would make hackers be wary of potential product movement and might set the user at risk of robbery (if one is interested in Apple products). Secondly, because of long term user data storage, one, when visiting places embarrassing to the user, might feel uncomfortable in certain situations, if they were to turn out in public. Overall, this all, could, should raise awareness and possible concern within the public.

    Although Apple has failed to fully justify their actions, whether and why user locations were stored, it can be expected of Apple to repair these so called “system bugs”. Thus hopefully, after a long time, letting people once again breathe more freely about the various hazards that a system malfunction in the main server could cause.

    • Paavo Viilup 10:13 on May 12, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Solid piece of writing.

      But. “Apple Locational System ” only appears in your post, thus it does not exist by that name, especially in a capitalised form.

      Also, no commas before “that”, usually, only in the case of cleft sentences.

      Thirdly, applies = replies?

  • Silver 10:21 on May 5, 2011 Permalink |  

    peaks olema

  • Silver 10:30 on April 4, 2011 Permalink |

    There is no standardised way of delivering CAS diaries to authorised personnel and there is also the absence of the possibility of casual monitoring.

    • Brent 10:51 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply


    • Taavi 10:53 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Does the way of delivering have to be standardised? If so then I do not want to give you a solution. As for the casual monitoring you could create a Tik Õpe like environment where one has to upload their diary by certain deadlines…

    • Erik-Silver Toomere 10:54 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Force everybody to create a CAS blog and then make a collective site for all of the blogs

      • Sander 10:58 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Use TIK TAK. That is, the messaging system that is never used. Or something of the sort.

        • Paavo Viilup 17:48 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Speak for yourself. The messaging system is used often, actually. It could be modified for the CAS diary project, but you’re not proficient enough yet.

    • alex 10:57 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The casual monitoring cannot be done unless to place cameras everywhere. The updating of diaries may be solved in one huge blog or a forum where everybody has their own space where to write. To ensure that everybody write regularly the same method as in do.tik can be used to set a time when the next thing has to be written and if not then it will be noted and writing for that day will be suspended.

      • Paavo Viilup 17:52 on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m guessing casual monitoring refers to the ability of having an occasional look at the diary-in-progress, not having a world-wide surveillance network. I concur with TIK Task being a possible solution, but then that would not really work as a project.

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