Essential Hardware Aspects in a PC

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For all the techies that use computers on regular basis, or for that matter people who are not regular users of computer and also do not have enough hardware knowledge of the computer should be concerned about the latency factor in a computer. Though this is a topic that is heavily for the hardware professionals but it is always better to have some extra knowledge about certain aspects of computers in order to facilitate the working so as to make it more understandable for the users. Latency is actually the delay between the execution and the emergence of a command in a PC.

The best computer memory manufacturers in Delhi feel that unfortunately memory issues are probably the least of concerns for people. Most of the vendors that make the PCs considering people’s incomplete knowledge about the subject choose to put anything in the system that is workable for them. On the other hand there are other vendors that put in low latency chips in the assembled PC knowing that most people are not aware of the hardware aspects of the systems, though you are actually paying for that facility. There have been abundant test that have been performed to check the efficacy of the low latency drives as in comparison to the regular RAMs.

Before we proceed any further it is imperative to know what low latency stands for? Every chip comes with clock rate, which implies the rate at which the operations would be performed in the system; Low latency rate means that the clock will run faster than the allocated clock rate because of the ultimate high frequency in which the chip runs on. So actually speaking the computer runs faster than the clock rate because of the high speed frequency at which the system runs on. With the evaluations that were made it was found that the low latency rate only leads to a marginal increase only, So the end result of the analysis is that one does not get the real value for money as one invests in the computer parts, but again there is not really another way out as you would buy only whatever is available in the market!


Smoking Habit

Cigarette, pipe and cigar-smoking are so involving, that not everyone may have enough will to quit. Those, who smoke are entirely bound with such a dreadful habit.
Read the proof points below. Who knows – it might impress you and help you to give up smoking for the rest of your life!
There is no need to say a smoker may have heart diseases more often than a non-smoker. Such diseases as pneumonia, influenza, pulmonary tuberculosis constantly chasing the smokers. An average smoker is always recognized by stained teeth, fingers, and hair. If you smoke, you will, probably, have nausea.
Think about surrounding people now. If they are non-smokers, they will have to stand your stinky breath while talking to you. This is, definitely, not preferable during the first date!
No wonder smokers have often headaches and hack. Besides they have to spend extra money on cigarettes, in stead of buying some nutritious food.
Everybody knows smoking causes cancer of any kind (including lip, tongue cancer). But if this does not impress you that much and you do not care about death coming up, think about decreasing of mental and sexual activity.
Nevertheless, people keep on smoking, disregarding the list of “might-be” problems. But you can decide whether to smoke just for yourself. Do not quit at once. Try to decrease the amount of smoked to half. Proceed gradually. If you became dependent on smoking, do not put it off for tomorrow or next Monday. Start right now.


Living With Down Syndrome: A Personal Story

Down syndrome is viewed by many as a disability, and therefore those who are born with it may automatically be assumed to be dependent, and unable to live a so-called “typical” life. If your child or relative is living with Down syndrome, Homewatch CareGivers encourages you to foster independence — because it’s likely they’re capable of almost everything anyone else is. With the proper developmental, educational and lifestyle support, your loved one — and those who care for them — can lead a fulfilling life.

Addressing Health & Lifestyle Challenges

Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, occurs when a baby is born with three copies of chromosome 21, instead of two. The extra chromosome results in a range of physical characteristics and developmental differences — all of which are widely variable from person to person. According to the Mile High Down Syndrome Association, one out of every 733 live births will result in a baby born with Down syndrome, making this genetic condition the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormality.

When a baby is born with Down syndrome, there is an increased likelihood that medical issues will be present. “Health issues are fairly common in kids with Down syndrome,” says Mac Macsovits, Executive Director of Mile High Down Syndrome Association. “The good news is that the vast majority of health-related issues are treatable through modern medicine.”

Parents of Down syndrome children should know what health problems they may face, and be prepared to provide the best health care possible as necessary. Heart defects, thyroid issues, diabetes and low muscle tone are some of the most frequent health problems that occur, although others, such as increased risk for leukemia, sleep apnea, Celiac disease, and seizures are cited by the Mile High Down Syndrome Association.

Enduring multiple health problems can be exhausting — on both the person living with Down syndrome and their entire family. Consider finding support through faith, professional counseling, or reaching out to community resources and other families living with Down syndrome.

Another common issue those living with Down syndrome face is obesity. Ensuring that your loved one eats healthy foods in healthy portions is essential to maintaining optimal weight and health, as is developing an exercise routine. To engage your loved one with Down syndrome, make this healthy lifestyle a family affair — take family walks through a local park frequently throughout the week, or try new recipes to make healthy cooking and eating fun. Recreational activities, such as swimming and dancing classes, are also available for children with special needs, and can provide another opportunity for fitness.

Addressing Developmental & Learning Challenges

Babies and children who are living with Down syndrome oftentimes experience developmental delays. Certain milestones, such as crawling, walking, and the development of motor skills may be set back due to low muscle tone and cognitive abilities. Speech may also progress at a slower rate, and speech difficulties, such as stuttering can appear. In order to set a child with Down syndrome up for developmental success, a family needs to be fully committed to long-term physical and speech therapies, which should begin as soon as possible.

Children with Down syndrome will also inevitably face intellectual challenges. Due to the chromosomal abnormality present, IQ is affected, which can make learning difficult. Though most people with Down syndrome won’t develop an education level consistent with their chronological age, they are still completely capable of excelling in certain areas.

Many with Down syndrome are able to attend public schools and classes with other children, and may just need special attention in certain areas of study. “People living with Down syndrome range from moderately to severely delayed cognitively. With that being said, all people with Down syndrome are capable of learning,” noted Macsovits. “The best course of action when looking to help a person with Down syndrome learn a new skill or trade is to approach the experience with patience in mind.

Down syndrome does not exclude people from learning, it simply means they learn differently.” Families living with Down syndrome should never give up hope, and should be persistent in helping their loved one achieve the highest level of intellect possible.

Addressing Social & Autonomy Challenges

Although those living with Down syndrome may experience feelings of being different from most of their peers, socialization is imperative to thriving. “People living with Down syndrome face many challenges from a social perspective. Many of these challenges however, are similar to those faced by their typical peers,” said Macsovits. Encouraging your loved one to make friends in any social situation is important, and there are plenty of community programs and social groups that are a great way for them to meet others.

“Treat them as the individuals that they are. Recognize that as with any person, they will have strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes,” noted Macsovits. “By creating a warm and welcoming environment for your child to learn and grow in, and with support and resources, any child will learn self-esteem and value.” It’s also important to ” … applaud their efforts as they strive for independence and empowerment,” added Macsovits.

Having a sense of self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence will provide the space for your loved one who’s living with Down syndrome to experience a fulfilled, happy life.

More about Mac Macsovits

After the birth of his first son, Guion, Mac Macsovits and his wife, Rebecca, learned that Guion had Down syndrome. Mac then decided to concentrate on learning more about his new son and the world of Down syndrome. He began volunteering for Special Olympics Colorado, which eventually led to a paid position as the Director of Development. In 2009, Mac formally joined Mile High Down Syndrome Association as the second Executive Director. Currently, Mac serves on the board for Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (a national Down syndrome non-profit).


Comparing Civilizations

Mesopotamian, Ancient Egyptian, Hellenistic Greek, and Roman were great civilizations that enormously influenced the following development of the world. Each civilization contributed a large amount of it’s achievements to the overall progress of the world. However, I think that Hellenistic Greek was the most important out of the chosen civilizations to impact the world. Hellenistic Greek was the culmination of the advancement of the ancient world. By using the following comparison of these civilizations I will try to prove my point of view of Hellenistic Greek being the greatest.

Mesopotamian is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It is very interesting that Mesopotamians had a started some sort of democracy. They solved all the rising questions and problems by public assemblies and voting. They used debates to have pros and cons presented and then decided about the following actions or solutions. However, their class structure was sharply divided. At the top were kings and noble classes. There were also slaves who could engage in business, own property, and even testify in court.

The daily life of Mesopotamians was very boring. They only worked and worshiped their gods. The main industry that people were engaged in was agriculture. The tools used to work in the field were made out of stone. This shows not much of the progress in innovations that would make the very day life much easier.
The main reminding of Mesopotamian art are the frescoes that were found as decorations of sanctuary rooms. Bull and bear heads were also used as decorations. Scholars also found drawings that probably were the musical notes for Mesopotamians. Mesopotamian did not achieve much in architecture. Their houses were plain without any decorations which is probably the result of people being busy working and not having time to decorate their houses.

Mesopotamian philosophy is revealed in their myths that were the combination of Babylonian, Assyrian, Akkadian and Sumerian myths. Each of these regions had their own myths but due to the closeness all of them were related and had a lot of similarities. Myths were mostly about the religious events and importance of worshiping their ancestors. Most of the writing, though, that survived from Mesopotamian times consist of laws, accounting records, list of kings and enemies.
Ancient Egypt had a different concept of political structure comparing to Mesopotamia. In Egypt it was all up to the pharaoh and there were no debates and public discussions. The social structure was similar to the Mesopotamian. On the very top was the pharaoh, then vizier, then high priests and nobles, then priests, engineers and doctors, then scribes and craftsmen. On the very bottom of the social pyramid were soldiers, farmers and tomb builders.

Agriculture was the main occupation for Egyptians just like for Mesopotamians. The Egyptians were one of the first groups on earth to begin farming, probably around 10,000 BC. They were also great at building. The Egyptian pyramids were built throughout ages and still remain one of the wonders of the world.
Most of what we know about Egyptian art comes from the paintings the Egyptians created in the tombs of rich people when they died. It is very similar to Mesopotamians. These pictures were supposed to help the dead person when he or she reached the next world, where the Egyptians thought a person lived after the death in this world. So the paintings showed all sorts of things that people did in their regular lives.

Egyptian homes were made of dried mud bricks. Towns had small narrow streets. Throughout the Egyptian history the styles in architecture were changing. In the beginning, they built mainly mastabas, a kind of tomb with a flat roof like a house. Then during most of the Old Kingdom, the Egyptians built the pyramid tombs which are now so famous. In the Middle Kingdom, the mastaba tomb came back again, although in a more elaborate form for the Pharaohs. No more pyramids were built. Finally in the New Kingdom there was a lot of building that was not tombs: temples for the gods especially, but also palaces for the Pharaohs.

The main philosophy of the Egyptians was to be afraid of nature gods. They believed in Gods, sacrificed, and were afraid of them. Each natural thing had its own God. What we have left of Egyptian writing, like Egyptian art, mostly comes out of tombs. Because of this, most of what we have left is prayers. Other writing like laws and lists of who gave their fair share to the temple mostly has rotted away over the years. We do not know whether the Egyptians wrote novels or stories, but if they did then these stories have also rotted away.

The civilization that I believe is the greatest is Hellenistic Greek. During the Hellenic era Macedon was the most popular, important, and interesting city-state of Greece. Hellenistic Greece was more similar to Mesopotamia than to Egypt in its political structure. Huge Greece was divided into city-states that has own governing bodies. Macedon was also kind of buffer to protect the rest of the Greek empire from the aggressive neighbors. However, Macedonians were always unappreciated by their fellow Greeks. Hellenistic era was also called “the age of the Greeks” because Greeks’ culture was spread all over the world.

Unlike the previous civilizations Greeks were not afraid of finding something new about the Earth. Greeks were the first to find out that the earth was round. Greeks wanted to know more about the universe, heavens, and themselves. They studied the sky, moon, connection to other planets.

The main fact that reminds us about the Hellenic architecture is Hellenic Pyramids. Greeks borrowed the idea from the Egyptians. Greeks also got a lot assembled in their culture from different cultures. By doing this they created the best known culture at that time. By the 300’s BC, in the Hellenistic period, there are some new architectural types. Less time is spent on temples. The new form is the theater, and many theaters are built all over the Greek world. Also, there is new interest in town planning at this time: streets begin to be laid out in straight lines, instead of just developing naturally. With the conquests of Alexander the Great, architecture becomes an important way to spread Greek culture and show who is in
charge in the conquered countries.
The main trend in philosophy at that time was unique that was never practiced before. It was called autarkeia which meant self-sufficiency. It was introduced by cynics who were headed by Diogenes. Behind his rejection of traditional allegiances lay a profound concern with moral values. What matters to human beings, he taught, was not social status or nationality but individual well-being.
The Hellenic language is the most perfect human achievement in the linguistic field. And this, of course, is not incidental. This language, therefore, is the creation of people with superior thought and mental consistency. The qualities characterizing the language of the Hellenes, also characterize their being. Proof is that the same qualities (clarity, providence, power, expressional wealth etc) are found in their mental and artistic creations.

Roman civilization was basically a copy of Greek. That is the main reason why I think it is not as great as Greek. The conduct of political affairs was heavily dominated by the senatorial class, particularly by a small number of noble families. The upper classes generally followed one of two informal political factions: Populares (“the party of the people”) Optimates (“the party of the best men” or of the aristocrats).

The main occupation of Romans was agriculture. Latium which was the area around Rome was an agricultural region. That is very similar to all civilizations that I wrote before. Romans also had a new industry – pottery. Pottery was introduced from Campania and the art of bronze-casting from Etruria. A Roman would usually get up early and work a six hour day.

One distinct difference between the civilized Roman world and others was their housing. Whereas others lived in primitive huts, Rome took to housing its people in sophisticated brick-built houses, not so different from what people live in today. The Romans brought a lot of new ideas to architecture, of which the three most important are the arch, the baked brick, and the use of cement and concrete.
Roman art grows out of Etruscan art and at first it is a lot like Etruscan art. Because of this, it has a close relationship to Greek art as well. Roman art as a type of its own really gets going around 500 BC. The Romans were particularly interested in portraiture: in making statues that really looked like one particular person, especially a famous person. As was the habit of Roman society, the Romans did not invent their music. The music of Rome has its origins in Greek traditions. Our term for music itself is derived from the Greek term Mousike, which means “the art of the muses.” Early Greek music was purely melodic, or homophonic, utilizing only one melody without chordal accompaniment. The Greek musical system used Pythagorean mathematics to organize the chief concodant intervals according to simple numerical ratios.

Roman philosophy is thoroughly grounded in the traditions of Greek philosophy. Interest in the subject was first excited at Rome in 155 BC by an Athenian embassy, consisting of the Academic Carneades, the Stoic Diogenes, and the Peripatetic Critolaus. Of more permanent influence was the work of the Stoic Panaetius, the friend of the younger Scipio and of Laelius; but a thorough study of Greek philosophy was first introduced in the time of Cicero and Varro. In a number of works they tried to make it accessible even to those of their countrymen who were outside the learned circles.

Roman authors turned primarily to Greek sources, when composing the cultural heritage that became known as Roman ancient culture. For example Virgil, when describing the mythical origins of Rome in his Aeneid, turned to Homer’s tales about Troy.