Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are among the biggest and most diverse of the flowering plant (angiospermae) families, with over 800 described genera and 25,000 (some sources give 30,000) species, and another 100,000 + hybrids and cultivars formed by horticulturalists. The Kew World Checklist of Orchids includes about 24,000 conventional species. As regards 800 new species are added each year. Orchids, through their floral complexity and their connections with pollinators and their symbiosis with mycorrhizae, are considered by some, along with the grasses, to be examples of the most difficult floral evolution known.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Network Monitoring

The term network monitoring describes the use of a system that always monitors a computer network for slow or failing systems and that notifies the network administrator in case of outages via email, pager or other alarms. It is a subset of the functions occupied in network management.

While an interruption detection system monitors a network for threats from the outside, a network monitoring system monitors the network for troubles due to overloaded and/or crashed servers, network connections or other devices.

usually measured metrics are response time and availability (or uptime), although both consistency and reliability metrics are starting to increase popularity.Status request failures, such as when a connection cannot be established, it times-out, or the document or message cannot be retrieved, usually produce an action from the monitoring system. These actions vary: an alarm may be sent out to the resident (SMS, email,...) sysadmin, automatic failover systems may be activated to remove the disturbed server from duty until it can be repaired, etcetera.Monitoring the performance of a network uplink is also known as network traffic measurement, and more software is listed there.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is the use of the Internet to advertise and vend goods and services. Internet Marketing includes pay per click advertising, banner ads, e-mail marketing, associate marketing, interactive advertising, search engine marketing (including search engine optimization), blog marketing, article marketing, and blogging.

Internet marketing is a factor of electronic commerce. Internet marketing can sometimes comprise information management, public relations, customer service, and sales. Electronic commerce and Internet marketing have become popular as Internet access is becoming more extensively existing and used. Well over one third of consumers who have Internet access in their homes report using the Internet to create purchases.Internet marketing first began in the early 1990s as simple, text-based websites that offered product information. Over time Internet marketing evolved into more than just selling information products, there are people now selling advertising space, software programs, business models, and many other products and services

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Monday, February 04, 2008


Health is the altitude of functional and/or metabolic effectiveness of an organism at both the micro(cellular) and macro(social) level. In the medical field, health is commonly defined as an organism's capability to efficiently respond to challenges (stressors) and effectively restore and sustain a "state of balance," known as homeostasis.

Another widely conventional definition of health is that of the World Health Organization (WHO), which states that "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". In more current years, this statement has been modified to include the ability to lead a "socially and economically industrious life." The WHO definition is not without criticism, as some argue that health cannot be defined as a state at all, but must be seen as a process of unremitting adjustment to the varying demands of living and of the changing meanings we give to life. The WHO definition is therefore considered by many as an idealistic goal rather than a realistic proposition.

An increasing measure of the health of populations is tallness, which is strongly synchronized by nutrition and health care, among other standard of living and quality of life matters. The study of human growth, its regulators and its implications is known as auxology.

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