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Bread: Food staple throughout centuries August 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Drinks News.
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Bread, in one form or another, has been one of the principal forms of food for man from earliest times. In the Stone Age, people made solid cakes from stone-crushed barley and wheat. Wheat has been found in pits where human settlements lived 8,000 years ago. A millstone used for grinding corn has been found that is thought to be 7,500 years old.

The trade of the baker is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Loaves and rolls have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. In the British Museum’s Egyptian galleries you can see actual loaves which were made and baked over 5,000 years ago. Also on display are grains of wheat that ripened in those ancient summers under the Pharaohs. Bread, both leavened and unleavened, is mentioned in the Bible many times. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew bread for a staple food. Even in those days people argued whether white or brown bread was best. This debate still continues.

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Official warning on Windows bugs August 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Internet Safety, Microsoft.
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The US Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to install the latest patches from Microsoft as quickly as possible.

In particular it warned about one bug fixed in the latest batch of security updates that, if exploited, could put a PC under the control of an attacker.

Microsoft’s recent update fixed 23 flaws found in Windows software.

Many of these bugs are known to malicious hackers and some are already actively exploited on the net.

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Google gets its MTV August 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Google.
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Google Inc. later this month will begin distributing clips from 100 hours of MTV Networks shows — including “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and MTV’s Video Music Awards — to other Web sites. Under the deal, which is in a test phase, MTV parent Viacom reportedly would receive more than two-thirds of the ad revenue; in addition, the companies will sell 17 Viacom shows for $1.99 each via Google Video.

read this at > Google to Distribute MTV Clips With Ads

Will user-generated advertising go mainstream? August 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Advertising.
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While advertising created by engaged consumers is a popular topic in the trade media, few user-created advertisements have enjoyed any publicity outside of the Internet. Some agencies are looking for a way to take advantage of the trend, but for that to happen on a large scale, there must be some model in place for compensating these do-it-yourself creatives.

Read this at > Leave It to the Professionals? Hey, Let Consumers Make Their Own Ads

Advertisers join forces to create online auction August 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Advertising.
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Nine of the biggest advertisers on TV, including Toyota Motor, Wal-Mart Stores and Microsoft, have joined forces with eBay to build an online marketplace for buying advertising time that would replace the upfront ad-selling system. The group has held preliminary talks with Discovery Networks, but no broadcast or cable network has signed on to participate in this so-called e-Media Exchange.

Read this at > Advertisers Turn to eBay To Buy TV Time