Monday, September 27, 2004


A computer software company which is worth mentioning is SysInternals. There are various useful freeware utilities that make the use of Windows much easier..

I believe that every computer using windows should have at least Process Explorer, which is a utility similar to default Task Manager of Windows, but much better and with more options.

A very useful utility is Autoruns, which shows all the auto-starting programs that start at System bootup or login. With this program it is very easy to boost you system's boot time, as you can indicate which programs you want be executed at start up and which not.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Is the use of mobile phones at gas stations safe?

There is a rumor that mobile phones could cause explosion if used in gas station. I couldn't believe it so easily, so I did a research on it. I found that there might have been some explosions at gas stations in the past, but there is no evidence that the reason was the use of mobile phone. Motorola and others, including petroleum industry organizations, have looked into this matter at length and have conlcuded that mobile phones are safe. Their report is here.

A test that a British technology TV programme did, is also interesting. They filled an old caravan with petrol and petrol fumes and then placed six mobile phones inside it. More information here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Mobile phones on airplanes

It was some days ago, when my friends and I, were trying to find the reason of forbidding the use of electronic devices on an airplane. I decided to do a small research on internet about this and I found this.

The result of researches on the impact of mobile phones on airplanes lead to the permitting of the use in the near future. This is stated here.

To conclude, there was no reason to forbid the use of mobile phones on airplanes..

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


I heard and used the SETI program 4 years ago. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. It is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. Everyone having internet connection can participate in this effort by downloading a software that listens and analysis artificial radio signals coming from other stars. You can download the software from here.
And who knows, maybe your computer will detect Extraterrestrial Intelligence!!
More information about SETI, click here.

Sunday, September 12, 2004


Για όσους συνεχίζουν με πάθος να πιστεύουν στην αστρολογία, υπάρχει αυτό.
Αν και μετά από αυτό, συνεχίσουν να υπάρχουν κάποιοι που πιστέυουν στα ζώδια, τότε υπάρχει και αυτό.
Ελπίζω να είναι αρκετά.. Τα παραπάνω sites έχουν πολύ καλά παραδείγματα και αποδείξεις για αυτό το οποίο υποστηρίζουν..