“Grey Rabbit
from Mississauga, Canada writes:
I wonder who supplies the battery ? Fast forward 6 months…. millions of Zunes recalled after reports of overheating .”

The battery on this thing sucks. I charged it up allllllll night and after my short trip to work, the damn thing was shut down. I hate it right now. The functionality of the screen and keys and setup all suck. They are not easy to use like ipod or convenient either. I can use my ipod while I bike or drive or ANYTHING, Zune not a chance! I’m going ot try a little more to get to know the Zune, that way, I can get over the hump in my learning curve and see all the good it has to offer!

Until next time….

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Canada Day EXTRA-long Weekend…!

This year, Canada Day falls on a Tuesday. To celebrate a great half-year and in appreciation of all your hard work we have decided to close the office on Monday AND Tuesday giving everyone an extra long weekend to enjoy with their family and friends!! And don’t forget the office will be closing at 2pm today! So see you all back on Wednesday, July 2!! Enjoy!

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  • CASIE is the brainchild of David Lovelock, M.J. Ebersole and the late John Bownds. Dr. Lovelock, of the University of Arizona, was the principal programmer of the software in the C-language. The program was designed to simplify most of the calculations related to managing a search emergency using modern search theory. CASIE also introduced innovative applications, like Resource Optimization and quantification of the Influence of Clues, as part of a comprehensive package of SAR analysis tools.
  • The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) is a non-profit organization that promotes multi-language programs and international understanding in K-12 schools in the United States.
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Obsessive internet use is a public health problem which is so serious it should be officially recognised as a clinical disorder, according to a leading psychiatrist.

Internet addiction is a ‘clinical disorder’

British psychiatrists have previously reported that between five and 10 per cent of online users are internet addicts

Sufferers spend unhealthy amounts of time playing online games, viewing pornography or emailing.

They suffer four symptoms: They forget to eat and sleep; they need more advanced technology or more hours online as they develop ‘resistance’ to the pleasure given by their current system; if they are deprived of their computer, they experience genuine withdrawal symptoms; And in common with other addictions, the victims also begin to have more arguments, to suffer fatigue, to get lower marks in tests and to feel isolated from society.

Early research into the subject found highly educated, socially awkward men were the most likely sufferers but more recent work suggests it is now more of a problem for middle-aged women who are spending hours at home on their computers.

Psychiatrist Dr Jerald Block said some sufferers were so addicted to the internet that they required medication or even hospital treatment to curb the time they spent on the web.

He said: “The relationship is with the computer. It becomes a significant other to them. They exhaust emotions that they could experience in the real world on the computer through any number of mechanisms: emailing, gaming, porn.”

He added: “It’s much more acceptable for kids to talk about game use, whereas adults keep it a secret. Rather than having sex, or arguing with their wife or husband, or feeding their children, these adults are playing games.”

Dr Block, of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, in the USA, first made the claims in an editorial for the American Journal of Psychiatry.

British psychiatrists have previously reported that between five and 10 per cent of online users are internet addicts.

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