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Things You Might Not Know About Gaming

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 6:44:00 PM
Things You Might Not Know About Gaming
No matter whether or not you are an avid gamer or you have only started playing video games, there is always something new and exciting to learn about this form of entertainment. With that being said, read on to discover some of the things that you may not know about video games.

Video games can help with depression – Video games can help people suffering from depression because they provide a form of escapism. You can get lost in a world that you have control over and there are no true consequences or problems. This is something that was highlighted in an article in the New York Times. The piece discussed a woman who used Bejeweled, the popular gem-based game, to help cope with depression.

You can get free bonuses for online games – If you like online games, be it video slots or poker, there are plenty of bonuses available today, which you should definitely make the most of. This includes everything from free spins to free chips. Click here to see a full selection of them. If you do make the most of these bonuses and promotions, make sure you read the terms and conditions first. Some bonuses will come with wagering requirements and other steps you need to fulfil before you turn the money into real cash that can be withdrawn.

Sony’s graffiti tactic – Did you know that Sony hired graffiti artists in 2005 to promote their PSP? Needless to say, it did not go down very well! It led to a number of angry mayors filing lawsuits against the company.

Video games can assist with literacy skills – Not only can video games help fight depression, but a study conducted by the RTL Education Development Center in America found that digital media, including video games, can help to boost early literacy skills. They state that the gaming must be coupled with strong teacher and parental involvement. Needless to say, the games must also be age appropriate!

Super Nintendo had to be shipped during the night – An interesting story about the Super Nintendo is that the consoles had to be shipped during the night. This is because the owners of Nintendo were worried that the Yakuza would rob the consoles. The Yakuza is Japan’s mafia, and it is known to be one of the most violent in the world.

Hopefully, you will have learnt a few things that you did not know about gaming, including both online gaming and video games. Do you have any interesting facts or opinions about video games?

Enterprise browser check-up: 6 Chrome Browser policies every IT admin should know

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 2:18:00 AM
Enterprise browser check-up: 6 Chrome Browser policies every IT admin should know

There is an important statement from pres google that is specific to IT admin, about chrome browser policies. Here is the full explanation.

With more than 300 policies available to IT admins, we’re constantly expanding Chrome’s support for enterprises. Here’s a round-up of policies—some old, some new—designed to help IT admins make their organizations more secure and productive.

1. Enforce policies through forced sign-in.

Administrators can decide if they want to set many of their policies at a device level, or manage them by user. But if a user isn’t signed into their Google account, IT is unable to enforce some user-based policies in their organization.

Especially handy for organizations that use G Suite, the Forced Sign-In policy requires users to sign in to their Google account before they can use their browser. This helps you better enforce policies that you want to manage at the user level, for example enabling or disabling password manager or managing outdated plugins. This policy has been available since January 2018 for Windows and since April 2018 for Mac.

2. Make sure your users are running the latest version of Chrome Browser with relaunch notifications.

Chrome Browser automatically updates to ensure users are running the latest version of Chrome, which helps protect businesses against known security vulnerabilities. But if employees are in the middle of working, they might not always restart their browser for the latest updates.

Starting with Chrome 66 (released in April 2018), you can now set a policy that prompts your users to re-launch their browser to finalize updates. You can select from a variety of options for when and how to prompt users, such as indicating whether a restart is recommended or required, or setting forced restarts after a specific number of days. With this policy, IT can balance the need to ensure users are running on the latest, most secure version of Chrome Browser with giving them the flexibility to re-launch at a time that’s convenient for them.

3. Balance security with productivity through extension controls.

The Chrome web store already continuously monitors extensions to detect suspicious activity using Google’s machine learning tools. But many enterprises would like even more granular control.

To help, Chrome Browser allows you to whitelist and blacklist extensions for added assurance. You also have the option to change specific access of an extension, like if you want to specifically prevent an extension from requesting to access a camera. This gives you the flexibility to open up the use of extensions as much or as little as makes sense for your organization.

4. Add additional layers of protection with Site Isolation.

With browser-based threats like universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) increasingly prevalent, it’s always a good idea to consider additional layers of protection. Site isolation ensures that pages from different websites are always put into different processes, each running in a sandbox that limits what the process is allowed to do. It also blocks the process from receiving certain types of sensitive data from other sites. As a result, a malicious website will find it more difficult to steal data from other sites.

Since the release of Chrome 63, Site Isolation has been available to IT admins. Starting with Chrome 66 (released in April 2018), Site Isolation is automatically turned on for some users. If you want to manage centrally, IT can override this via policy.

5. Time updates or handle them manually.

Because Chrome Browser offers continuous release cycles—with new versions available every six weeks—you can rest assured that you’re protected from vulnerabilities without having to wait on manual patches. That said, if your business is performing testing or internal security checks, you may need more control around rolling out these updates.

Chrome Browser allows you to time when these automatic updates happen, or handle them manually so you can pace based on your internal processes or testing schedules. This makes it easier for you to control when updates happen so you can keep your users secure without disrupting business activity.

6. Update your Symantec Security Certificates.

In an effort to help businesses stay secure, we announced a temporary Chrome Browser policy in 2016 to protect those companies that rely on Symantec security certificates pre-dating June 2016. This policy is going away in Chrome 73 (estimated release in January 2019).

If you have this temporary policy turned on, now's a good time to check in on the status of your certificate updates. This will ensure that your users aren't exposed to security warnings when the policy expires.

To configure any of these policies, you can either use Group Policy in your Windows environment with the templates available in the enterprise bundle, or Google Admins can use the management console through Windows, Mac, or Linux computers. Just visit Device management > Chrome > User Settings in the Admin Console, or check out these instructions.

Chrome Browser also now offers release notes so you can stay updated on critical enterprise policies with each release. And if you’re interested in learning more, we’ll have several breakout sessions this year at Google Cloud Next to help you get the most from Chrome Browser. Visit the Next ‘18 website for more information.

World Cup Russia 2018

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 1:35:00 AM
World Cup Russia 2018 An unofficial app about the World Cup. It's not endorsed or affiliated with the FIFA. Any trademarks used in the app are done so under "fair use" with the sole purpose of identifying the respective entities, and remain the property of their respective owners.

All information about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Feature:

  • Schedule of matches;
  • Match Results;
  • Live score;
  • Classified teams;
  • Groups;
  • Stadiums;
  • News.

Enjoy World Cup 2018!

Kingdom Wars

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 1:27:00 AM
Kingdom Wars Kingdom Wars is a real time strategy-based game that puts you in control of an army that must face a rival evil army. The battles take place inside 2D settings where each army is placed on either side of the screen.

With each passing second you’ll receive a small amount of cereal that you can either use to recruit more soldiers or to increase your cereal production. The key here is to create a balance between increasing your cereal production and recruiting the soldiers that’ll defend your castle. Using this strategy is the only way to get rid of your enemy’s castle.

Easy to Play! Focused on Level up and Strategy!
Win the war against the Evil Army! Save the Kingdom!
Various Characters and Stages!

Feature:

  • Over 400 various stages
  • Over 200 unique allies and enemy units
  • Over 100 allies units have their unique Limit-break looks
  • Collect treasures in each stages and trigger various option effects
  • Play differently and strategically with 6 kind of Booster Items


Loot Boxes Might Contain Small Parts That Form a Choking Hazard

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 2:51:00 PM
The usage of ‘loot boxes’ has been in the news a lot lately. These are in-game supplements that can be earned but are usually bought with real-world cash, which contain a random set of cosmetic, or even sometimes game-altering, upgrades. The key is that you don’t have any control over what the rewards will be, hence the randomness. You might end up getting the same item repeatedly and never that missing piece of the item you are after. It’s very reminiscent of those Panini sticker collectables where you had 10 Sol Campbell’s but no Paul Gascoigne, no matter how many times you got a new pack. It’s no different to trading card games, where every booster pack contained the same low-level cards. One could argue that Kinder Surprise Eggs follow the same concept as ‘loot boxes.’

So, the concept of paying for something that 1) you don’t know the exact outcome of and 2) resembles gambling in a way that you spend with real-world cash for that uncertain outcome, is not new, in fact, it has been around since the 1800s! Google ‘tobacco cards’ if you find that hard to believe. Tobacco products are obviously not kid-friendly, but baseball cards certainly were, and you can see the first ones produced in 1948 by Bowman. Panini introduced their first FIFA World Cup sticker album for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Kinder Surprise Eggs are manufactured since 1974.

Loot Boxes Might Contain Small Parts That Form a Choking Hazard
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Fast forward to modern day, Belgium and the Netherlands have deemed loot boxes in games as gambling for kids and therefore illegal. One could imagine that it's just a matter of time that there will be some form of restriction via EU legislation. Back at home, the UK Gambling Commission has ruled that loot boxes are not considered gambling, but it has expressed concerns about the practice of it in video games and says the lines between games and gambling are becoming increasingly blurred. It looks like there will be continued discussion for some time to come, but what has set it all off as it didn’t seem to be ‘a big deal’ in the past?

A fair share of the blame can be put on the avalanche of throw-away mobile and social games we have had the pleasure to experience over the last ten years. Remember FarmVille? A free-to-play game on Facebook that combined a low threshold to play and social element to gaming that became a smash hit. You might not have been that person that was spending real life money on it, but chances are you knew someone who did. FarmVille and similar games fuelled Zynga’s meteoric rise. And as smartphones became more powerful, many remembered the profitability of Zynga’s early days, which led to a flood of free games with in-app purchases. The list of free games on both the iOS and Android seem endless, with most of them, which you will only discover after spending some significant time in-game, unplayable until you pay in. You would think that most ‘gamers’ would be forever cured of this after encountering this pay-wall once or twice but think again. Candy Crush Saga makes around $1.3 million a day in the US. Likely more than half of that is kids who got hold of the tablet and just keep clicking that purchase button until a parent notices when they either check their game account or their real life one - maybe simply showing us how easy these things are spend on.

The ‘traditional’ triple-A game developers in the West took notice of the runaway success of in-app purchases and followed suit. Team Fortress 2 was the first big name game to incorporate the concept of loot boxes, called crates, which you could earn through regular play, but could speed up with real life money. After TF2, others quickly followed. FIFA, Counter-Strike, League of Legends, DOTA, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and Star Wars Battlefront all had variants of the loot box system. Some put it at the center of the game, with the game being free-to-play and offering cosmetic upgrades, other made it more a ‘pay-to-win’ system.

What’s changed now is not only how much money goes around in the loot box side of the game industry, but also how rampant the ‘greed’ seems to be. If you are paying out for the game itself, but also need to pay for DLC and game-changing items, it is starting to feel that the balance between creating a good content-rich game and profitability of a game has vanished. The game community will complain and that in turn leads to additional scrutiny, which is not wholly undeserved. If you collected old baseball or Pokémon trading cards at least you had something physically in your hands, in rare cases it would even be worth money. Getting rare ones or duplicates would open the possibility of an aftermarket which extended the life of these type of collectibles way beyond the original intended purpose. With most of these in-game items, there is literally no production cost involved in generating additional ones, and they usually can’t be traded between individuals. The in-game items are purely to generate more money from that specific individual.

It’s hard to say what will happen when everything is said and done, but it seems that we will be able to have loot boxes in the UK for the time being. The best thing that comes out of it all is that the game developers are taking pause and re-assessing their business models. That might not stop most of the throwaway mobile games where it really is ‘pay to win’ at times. And, if you are of the appropriate age, you can do some proper gambling, check out no deposit mobile casino bonus. Kinder Surprise Eggs, as mentioned earlier, are banned in a few countries though. Not because it’s gambling (although there are similarities), it’s because the FDA, the US Food and Drugs agency, deems the small parts of the toy inside a choking hazard.

Illegally importing can lead to a $2,500 fine per egg.

Employed Today, Employed Tomorrow: Career Options With the Future In Mind

Nurdin Budi Mustofa 12:22:00 AM
It’s not easy figuring out what you want your career to be. Indeed, many people have to ensure plenty of soul searching and dead-ends before they find the one that’s right for them. But imagine this: let’s say you ultimately find something that you love to do, and then, in a decade or so, that job just simply doesn’t exist anymore. This isn’t as outlandish as it may sound. With the rise of AI, some 40% of jobs are likely to be lost. While there will undoubtedly be new jobs created, who can say what they are, and whether you’ll want one of them? It’s much more logical to pick a career that you know will be around in the coming years. We take a look at a few of these options below.

Employed Today, Employed Tomorrow: Career Options With the Future In Mind
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A Creative Mind

Sure, the robots that are on their way are going to be smart, but are they going to be creative? Well, yes, they probably will be. But - and this is important - they’re not going to be human, and when it comes to creativity, this is what really counts. A machine is unlikely to write a novel that pierces to the core of what it means to be a human. It won’t impress us if it can draw a lifelike replica of a scene or a face; only humans can do that. Of course, it’s not easy to carve out a career in a creative industry, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, if you’re drawn that way.

Healthcare Options

AI is going to boost healthcare, but it won’t replace it. While it might be used to make surgeries flawless, it will be incapable to replacing doctors and nurses, purely because it’s going to lack one important feature that’s so important to patients: the human factor! As such, it’s one of the most future-proof industries you can work in. The job market is expected to grow by around 15% in the coming years, and especially for nurses that have an online rn bsn qualification. And what’s more, these jobs aren’t just worth pursuing because they’re going to be around in the future; they’re also high on the list of job satisfaction, too.

Working in Employment

How do you employ the right people? It’s a question that many companies are trying to answer at the moment. As there’s something of a skills shortage, it’s becoming harder and harder to fit the right people into specialised roles. While AI will be able to filter out the initially unsuitable candidates, it takes a human to get a feel for a potential employee. If you’re good at working with people and consider yourself to be a good judge of character, then HR might be the right avenue for you.

Everything Tech

It’s easy to get into the thinking that the technological revolution is beyond us, but it’s not really. We’re only two decades into that sphere, which means there’s a long way to go until it’s all complete. As such, being involved in the various aspects of tech is one of the best long-term career options out there. If you have a basic understanding of most aspects, then you’ll be able to move from one aspect to the next. While some aspects of tech will become obsolete, if you’re able to navigate the coming trends, then you’ll be fine - and not just fine, you’ll be at the forefront of the industry that will be powering the world.

Cyber Security

Yet, while we entrust more aspects of our lives than ever before to technology, there’s going to be a dangerous side to this rise in tech, too - cybercrime. If you’re able to identify the threats and then make sure they’re not exploitable by would be hackers, then you’ll have more work than you can handle coming your way.

Problem Solving

The world is going to need a lot of smart people in the future if we’re going to avoid the risks of climate change and the like. If you’re a natural problem solver and want to play a part in making the world a safer, more equal place, then look at entering the climate change industry. There’ll also be a demand for urban planners, who can help make cities more functional.

Employed Today, Employed Tomorrow: Career Options With the Future In Mind
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In the Kitchen

Ah, food. So delicious, so creative, so satisfying. There’ll be little doubt that a robot will be able to prepare simple meals and the like, but are they going to be running the show in restaurants across the world? We better hope not. There, the chef will rule, just as they do now. So if you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, it may be worth taking some steps to becoming a professional chef. The world will always need/want people who can create a delicious meal.

The Great Outdoors

We’re going to be living in a world that the tech giants create for us. They’re the ones with the keys, and if they decide that we must have automation, then that’s what we’re going to have. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone will be happy with going in this direction. In fact, there’ll be whole swaths of people who want to escape the increasingly tech-dominated society and return to something more authentic. If you love the outdoors and have a good understanding of it, then why not look at becoming a nature guide? You’ll take people on adventures into spaces where technology has no presence. Taking a trek through nature, with like-minded people, and getting paid for it: what could be better?

Conclusion

It’s difficult to say exactly how automation is going to affect the world, but it’s certain to shake things up dramatically. To protect yourself and ensure that you’re always able to carve out a wage doing the things that you love, it’s important to keep one on the future, and choose a career that you can at least say with some reasonable authority will exist in the coming decades.

Microsoft Outlook Error 0x800ccc0f Fix Now – Permanent Solution

Peter Baris 4:06:00 PM

Introduction to Outlook Error 0x800cccof

Outlook has became a highly used email client for business and home users. But error in MS Outlook can create a problem for the users as they are hard to fix. Among all such errors, one commonly faced error by the users is:

This message arises when the Outlook’s SMTP-based email send or receive operation fails. Now, in order to fix this error, you have to understand the reason behind it.

Root Causes Of 0x800ccc0f in Microsoft Outlook

  • Corrupt OST file can be a reason behind this error.
  • Improper settings of Microsoft Outlook or due to damaged Outlook profile.
  • Technical issue in the Exchange Server settings.
  • Incoming and outgoing messages are blocked by the firewall.
  • Slow internet connection can also be one of the causes behind this error

These are the various reasons/cases in which Outlook displays this error. Now, to resolve this error, different troubleshooting ways are discussed in the next section.

How to Fix Error 0x800ccc0f in MS Outlook?

Solutions to every error is based on the problem behind it. Try every solution in case you want to know the exact problem behind this error.

1) Check Your Internet Connection

Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet. To verify this, a user needs to check the access gateway connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server. If slow internet connection was the reason behind this error, then the error is resolved.

2) Launch Outlook in Safe Mode

Running Outlook in safe mode will disable any software that is added to a computer for extra features. This will run Outlook in it’s basic settings. It will resolve the error if any add-ins were the root cause of the problem.
To run Outlook in safe mode go to Start Menu, type Outlook.exe /safe in search box then press Enter and launch the programme.

NOTE: For earlier version of Outlook you have to search in the run dialog box

3) Disable the Firewall and Anti-virus

To disable these you have to just follow these simple steps

  1. First of all, go to Start button
  2. Click on Control Panel >> Network Connections
  3. Right-click on the current internet connection of yours
  4. Select Menu from Properties
  5. Click on Security tab and Switch Off the firewall

After this you have to manually select the POP SERVER name i.e. pop.gn.apc.org and the SMTP SERVER name in the email account in Outlook.

  1. First of all, open MS Outlook application
  2. Go to Tools >> E-mail Accounts >> view or change existing e-mail accounts >> Next
  3. In e-mail account dialog box, click on the Add button
  4. Click POP3, then click on the Next button
  5. Enter the information of your POP3 mail server >> Next >> Finish
  6. Check and verify the Outlook Settings

NOTE: Each Outlook version have different settings.

4) Launch the Inbox Repair Tool

Inbox Repair tool is a facility provided by the Microsoft itself for the user to recover PST and OST files. This tool can recover the minor corrupted data in Outlook, which can help you to resolve this error. This repair tool is inbuilt that means you do not have to download or purchase them from other websites. You can use this method if none of the above method is working for you. Using this tool is a cake walk for the user. Users have to select the corrupted PST file and the rest of the work is done by the tool automatically.

Till now you may have fixed your error but if not, don’t worry. There is still one more solution. In some cases the system may not find the main cause of the error. In that case you can try this solution, which is suggested by the experts.

Experts Solution to Fix Error 0x800ccc0f in Microsoft Outlook

The above-discussed manual solution may have some limitations like unable to Repair severely damaged PST file. Thus, to have a guaranteed solution, a user is suggested to try some third-party tool. SysTools PST Recovery tool used to repair damaged PST files and exports it to Outlook PST, EML, MSG and Office 365.

  • Allows to recover deleted email messages from PST file
  • Capable to recover all data items calendars, contacts, etc., from PST file.
  • Repair and export PST file into PST, EML, MSG, and Office 365
  • Allows to recover compressible & highly encrypted PST file
  • Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016 & below versions

Wrapping Up

To fix error 0x800ccc0f in Microsoft Outlook a user can try the various methods discussed above. These troubleshooting ways will surely resolve this error in an efficient way and without any loss of data.