Using A VPN To Encrypt Your Internet Traffic

With more and more people spending a large part of their lives online these days, privacy is becoming a concern for many users. We often send information in emails and in instant messaging (IM) chats which we would hate to be released onto the public domain. Unfortunately, public WiFi hotspots, internet cafes and even public libraries are vulnerable to breaches of security and theft of your internet traffic. Not to mention that different governments around the world often have laws which allow law enforcement agencies to monitor all of your transmitted web traffic.A VPN for increased securityFor the security and privacy conscious users out there, you don’t need to live in a cave to avoid these potentially dangerous environments to be using the internet. You can use what is known as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to securely route all of your internet traffic from your computer to its final destination. This VPN acts as a virtual tunnel for your data to privately pass through, encrypting every bit and byte along the way.Using VPNs to access geo-centric resourcesOne of the added benefits of using such a VPN to route your internet traffic through, is that the VPN server, which creates the tunnel for you, will show any websites or services you visit the IP address of its own server. Where this comes in particularly handy, is when you are outside of the United Sates and trying to access an online service which either restricts its usage to US residents only, or is blocked by the country you are connecting from. ie, in China, the government’s Great Firewall of China blocks access to popular US sites such as Facebook and YouTube.Sometimes it may not be a country, but perhaps even your university’s network will not allow you to access certain outside websites. As long as you are able to connect to your VPN, you will be able to bypass such restrictions.Choosing a VPN providerTo fill the demand, there are more and more companies supplying Virtual Private Network services for a monthly fee. I have personal experience using HMA, StrongVPN and Witopia. I would also rank them in that order of quality. If you are looking to access a certain country’s online services, all of the above vendors offer multiple geographically located VPN servers for you to connect to. You should not expect to pay more than $100 per year for such a service.VPN speed issuesI believe the issues of speed when using a VPN are highly dependent on the VPN provider you choose. The method the company uses to “tunnel” your data and encrypt it from end to end, can add increased packet overhead to each transmission of data you make. On the other hand, at least HMA claims to compress some packets of data for you, which can even speed up transmissions more than if you were not using the VPN.Geographically, you should expect some increased lag if you access your neighbor’s computer via VPN rather than without. Though if you are mostly accessing websites in a location on the other side of the world, going through a VPN server closer to that location should speed things up for you in general. The reason for this is that the data you send and receive is usually passed between many different servers to reach you. When using a VPN, however, a more direct route is established.VPN for a peace of mindIn summary, VPN’s offer increased security, privacy and in some cases speed for all of your internet traffic. If you can put a value on your information and security, I’m sure that the cost of a VPN for a year is much less.


What Is Digital SLR Photography?

Are you into digital photography? Is your favorite camera a simple “pocket” version of digital cameras with a “zoom” lens and a few settings for portrait, landscape, and “action” shots?Do you notice that the professional photographers you see at weddings and other events are using SLR cameras and realize those pictures for sale on the web or published in National Geographic and other magazines are usually taken with SLRs or digital cameras (DSLR or dSLR cameras)? Would you like to expand the scope of your hobby but don’t know what a digital SLR camera is?Digital SLR?SLR is an acronym for a “single-lens reflex” camera that uses a mirror and prism system giving the photographer a through-the-lens, what-you-see-is-what-you-get view. A digital camera is just an SLR capturing the image in electronic form rather than on film. One advantage for the camera arrangement is the many settings controlling picture quality and visual effects and the cameras production in two parts.

Part I comprises the main body containing the digital light sensor (film in the SLR), digital viewer, electronics, shutter mechanism and lens motorPart II is the photographers choice of interchangeable lenses and filters for different applications from close-ups to telescopic views, including hand and auto focusing or single and variable focal lengthSettingsFind a digital photography magazine or a digital photography website as sources of reviews of cameras and lenses to help you in choosing a complete dSLR camera outfit and bag to fit you budget. Read your manual completely, then place it in your bag and never go without it.Read it often while you experiment with and ultimately learn how to use all your digital SLR camera setting to maximize digital SLR photography techniques for any subject. Digital SLR cameras boast a multitude of setting controlling exposure and focusing including:ISO speeds determine the digital SLR camera sensor’s sensitivity to light (for a SLR it refers to film speed). Learn why outside in sunny conditions, ISO settings of 100 or 200 are typical while 400 to 800 is used for overcast conditions and 1600 is used at night.Learn the effect of aperture (F or f) settings that define the amount of your picture (range) that will be in focus. Simply put, for landscape pictures a high F-number like F11 (closed) setting is used while an extreme close up might use an F4 setting.Shutter speed is measured in seconds (1/500. 1/250. 1/100,1/2, 1 etc.) or even a setting to hold the shutter open indefinitely. The extremes are obvious, a fast speed for action shots and very slow for a night picture, the rest is best learned by experience and experimentation.

The letters AV or A depending on camera maker represents aperture priority mode meaning that the cameras setting are automatically chosen based on the aperture. You can also choose a totally manual mode.You should be aware of the advantages of the use of RAW versus jpg file formats for saving the entire digital image for further manipulation before doing formatting with the camera.InformationNumerous websites and a choice of any digital SLR photography magazine are abundant sources covering everything about the subject of digital SLR photography for the hobbyist to the professional that include countless digital SLR photography tips with pictures comparing the effects of different settings. Sites discuss stock photos, competitions, portfolios, weddings and other commercial aspects.

Alaffia Everday Shea Extra Gentle Body Lotion for Babies and Up, Unscented, 16oz

About the Alaffia Company: Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources. One key to sustainability is empowerment of individuals within the communities. We encourage empowerment through our community projects, our women’s cooperatives, and education and involvement in our customer communities.
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1998 Kawasaki VN 800 B Vulcan Classic Tip Over Switch

1998 Kawasaki VN 800 B Vulcan Classic Tip Over Switch

The Tip Over Switch is an electro-mechanical safety device which will automatically shut off the engine of a bike that has fallen over. The Condition of this part is Used.

All used Tip Over Switches are thoroughly tested before they are placed in inventory. The Tip Over Switch and plug will be undamaged, and electrical connections will be clean.

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Three Lollies Preggie Pop Drops, Natural Green Apple, 21 Count

Three lollies preggie pop drops natural green apple. Description: the natural way to ease morning sickness. Made with brown rice syrup and cane juice. Dr. ug-free. Doctor recommended. Green apple. Natural green apple flavor eases nausea brought on by pregnancy. Natural green apple will satisfy the cravings of anyone looking to reduce queasiness. Disclaimer: these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Recommendations When Looking For Top Digital Cameras Online

If you check over the Internet, there will be a lot of top digital cameras online. So whether you’re an amateur or a veteran, there are a lot of options available to you when you go online looking for a top-notch digital camera. But regardless of your skill level, you will always want to find the best DSLR camera. What’s a little bit problematic is that what defines best is not clear-cut. What is best for you might not work for others and vice versa. It’s a good thing that with so many great items, you won’t have to worry about your options.When looking for top digital cameras online, you may not have any expert at your side to give you some advice, so here are some recommendations to help you out.

Getting startedIn the world of these devices, several brands have made their mark, proving themselves to be staples. Again, as to which brand is the best, this will depend on a combination of personal and external factors. Whatever your needs are, you can’t go wrong though with reputable brands in the market like Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, and Pentax. These brands have been favored by many people, both amateurs and veterans, so they are good places to start when you’re looking to find the best of them. If you can, make the time to be able to handle different brands so you can get a feel of what you’re comfortable with. They are generally built the same but controls may be laid out differently so it’s a good idea to give your options a go before you decide. This is also a good time to check out the kinds of pictures that top they can take.Can you choose based on price?More often than not, options are narrowed down because of your budget. The same goes with any kind of those DSLR cameras. Products will be categorized based on pricing brackets so you can choose accordingly based on which ones fall within what you can afford. While helpful in giving you an easier list of options to consider, don’t be mainly guided by your budget in choosing because the cheap ones are not always the way to go. It’s better to find a compromise between your budget and available SLRs if you can. Getting a better model anyway will also benefit you since tinkering with a better SLR camera will train you better. Don’t forget to factor in accessories as well in your budget when you’re looking for top digital cameras online.

Roleo Pain And Stress Reliever

Generic Dimensions: -9.5\” H x 5\” W x 8\” D. Dimensions: Overall Height – Top to Bottom: -9.5 Inches. Overall Width – Side to Side: -5 Inches. Overall Depth – Front to Back: -8 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -1.54 Pounds. The Roleo Massager (pat.pen.) was invented by a Licensed Massage Therapist to treat Repetitive Stress Injuries in his forearms, wrists and hands from thousands of hours of massage work. While heat, ice, exercise and stretching helped, deep tissue massage of the forearms was necessary to release the tension in the muscles responsible for hand and wrist movement. Roleo (pat. pen.) provides such a massage. The alternatives, such as drugs and surgery, are invasive and expensive, and many health professionals believe these solutions should only be undertaken as a last resort. Physical therapy and/or massage by a licensed therapist are expensive and time-consuming. Very few people have the time or money to have a massage daily. Roleo provides the massage action needed to relieve and prevent these symptoms, and does so at a tiny fraction of the cost. And it feels Great
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