2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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Guys, I have moved my blog to dedicated hosting with domain name knowtheworldfacts.com !

I have started blogging few days back, and with the time i have realized that it’d be good to host my blog with seperate hosting, as i have lot’s of things to share and only an independent hosting can give me that possibility..

Id like to say thanks to all visitors and all users who have liked my posts. I’d like to welcome all of you at the new destination of ‘Explore Unknowns’ at knowtheworldfacts.com

Thanks,

RJ.

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knowtheworldfacts.wordpress.com is moving to http://knowtheworldfacts.com soon !!!

Guys, I have moved my blog to dedicated hosting with domain name knowtheworldfacts.com !

I have started blogging few days back, and with the time i have realized that it’d be good to host my blog with seperate hosting, as i have lot’s of things to share and only an independent hosting can give me that possibility..

Id like to say thanks to all visitors and all users who have liked my posts. I’d like to welcome all of you at the new destination of ‘Explore Unknowns’ at knowtheworldfacts.com

Thanks,

RJ.

Shipping tragedy costs 5 lives, 1400 Mitsubishis !!

The 485-foot long Baltic Ace carrying 1,417 Mitsubishi vehicles collided with 439-foot Corvus J in North Sea, claiming five lives and another six still missing. While the Corvus J sustained damage, it won’t sink and the crew onboard is safe. But Baltic Ace on the other hand went under.

The tragedy occurred in busy lanes of North Sea off cost of Belgium and Netherlands. Three ships from Royal Dutch Sea Rescue Organisation along with coast guard aircrafts and helicopters managed rescue operations and were looking for survivors late in the evening.

“The Mitsubishi cars bound for Russia have been lost,” Mitsubishi spokesman Daniel Nacass said, adding that the Tokyo-based carmaker is “deeply sorry for the tragic loss of lives.”

Dutch police are investigating the matter to check if further action is necessary in the case, despite the fact that accident occurred in international water.

Know how to disable the Windows 8 lock screen!!

Windows 8

Windows 8 (Photo credit: Andy_BB)

Did you know that, back in the Windows 3, 95, and 98 days, you could simply type in your password to log into your computer? It sounds crazy, I know, but it’s true. Since Windows XP, the process has become steadily more convoluted — picking your avatar from a list, or hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del before being allowed to log in (this was actually a security feature, believe it or not). Windows 8 is the worst offender yet, positively spitting in the face of keyboard users — but fortunately, it’s quite easy to disable the new Windows 8 lock screen.

In essence, the new Windows 8 lock/login screen is meant to act as a dashboard, flashing up notifications for new email, IMs, and so on. On a tablet, where you swipe the lock screen away and then begin typing, this makes perfect sense. On a desktop PC, though, the lock screen is clunky (you might say this is a bit of a recurring theme in Windows 8). Yes, theoretically you only have to tap a key and it slides away, but for some reason Microsoft introduced a delay so that you can’t immediately type your password. As a result, you often end up losing the first few letters of your password, waiting for Windows to tell you that your password is incorrect, and then typing your password in correctly.

Windows 8 group policy editor: Disabling the lock screenHow to bypass the Windows 8 lock screen

To remove the lock screen entirely, so that locking is just a plain password prompt — and booting up goes straight to the same password prompt — just follow these very simple steps.

 

  1. Hit the Start key, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
  3. Double click “Do not display the lock screen,” and select Enabled from the dialog that pops up. Click OK.

The change is immediate. Go ahead and press Win+L and admire your new, minimal lock screen.

Windows 8 lock screen begone!In addition, if you’re feeling really sassy, you can also tweak your computer to boot straight to Desktop, either with Windows 8′s built-in Task Scheduler, or by using a third-party Start menu replacement, most of which include this functionality as a configurable option. This way, the Desktop will be the second screen you see, instead of the fourth.

Read more Windows 8 tricks at ExtremeTech