Monday, September 1, 2014

Protect your photos from opening with left click on single click

1. After uploading the picture to your blog post, click on the Edit HTML tab of the writing area.

2. You should see code at the top of the page that looks something like this:

<a href=""><img alt="S7302723" src="" width="184" align="left" border="0" height="244"/></a>

3. Delete the following sections:

<a href="">and   </a>Those are the parts that make the image into a link.

4. MAKE SURE you leave the img section:

<img alt="S7302723" src="" width="184" align="left" border="0" height="244"/>

5. Preview your post.  If your image is still there and does not go to a separate page when you click on it, you did everything correctly and can save your post or continue writing it.

You will have to make changes to each of your already published pictures individually, but if you really don’t want people to be able to bring them up on a separate page, it would be worth it.

Courtesy RS Designs 

Protect your Blog post text or images- No right Click Function

Protect your Images – No Right Click

To help protect your images in Blogger add the following code to a html/javascript widget in Layout and save. There are no absolute way of preventing someone from taking your published images from the internet but this does make it a lot harder.
To create your own message replace Function Disabled! being careful not to erase the ” “.
A big thank you to Cinnamongirlsstudiodesign-
&lt;script language=JavaScript&gt;

//Disable right mouse click Script
//By Maximus ( w/ mods by DynamicDrive
//For full source code, visit

var message="Function Disabled!";

function clickIE4(){
if (event.button==2){
return false;

function clickNS4(e){
if (document.layers||document.getElementById&amp;&amp;!document.all){
if (e.which==2||e.which==3){
return false;

if (document.layers){
else if (document.all&amp;&amp;!document.getElementById){

document.oncontextmenu=new Function("alert(message);return false")

// --&gt; 

Monday, April 18, 2011

LOL and OMG officially added to Oxford English Dictionary; purists alarmed

Much to the dismay of language purists the internet slang term LOL has been officially inserted into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) on March 24, 2011. Their dismay gets converted into horror when they find that giving company to LOL is the internet slang OMG! Love it or loathe it, the official induction of these two initialisms in the 'Bible of Lexicons' Oxford English Dictionary stands as a foolproof proof of overwhelming influence of internet on our lives and on the society in general. Internet enthusiasts are going gaga over this and are viewing this as a 'victory'.
The OED defines LOL as “as an interjection "used chiefly in electronic communications... to draw attention to a joke or humorous statement or to express amusement". The guardians of the dictionary have cited the growing occurrence of LOL and OMG in emails, SMSes, social networking and even in verbal communication as a reason for inducing them in the OED.
Love it or loathe it, "lol" is now a legitimate word in our lexicon, says Graeme Diamond, the OED's principal editor for new words. "The word is common, widespread, and people understand it, he further adds.

Expressions like LOL have become a part of our “internet lives” and needless to mention that internet is a big part of our daily lives. LOL has acquired massive popularity among a section of youngsters who are addicted to the internet. The other day I was a part of a hilarious discussion in an engineering college in Patiala. One of the guys actually said LOL 3-4 times instead of actually laughing when a joke was cracked!

LOL is one of the most widely-used online initialisms. It stands for “laughing out loud”. Other unrelated expansions include the now mostly historical "lots of luck" or "lots of love" used in letter-writing. Back in 1917 LOL stood for a little old lady. Teens in 90s used it as saying “lots of love”. Now it is widely used in electronic communications. People even use it as a token of acknowledgement apart from implying its usual meaning. It was first used on Usenet, an early internet discussion forum. With the advent Yahoo! Messenger, the popularity of LOL soared and now in the age of Facebook, it's all over the internet.
Many believe that such expressions (LOL, ROFL, LMAO et al) have become necessary evils. For them, the word is as exasperating as a power cut during the live broadcast during the final over of a close IPL match. Entry of such words into mainstream English is also being called as infiltration which might pose a threat to the language. There are at least half a dozen anti-LOL groups on Facebook. Even adults have been found mimicking the teen-speak and this is one trend which the purists feel is alarming.
LOL has definitely gained more popularity than its cousins like LMAO, ROFL, BRB, OMG etc. It is a phenomenon on the internet. Here are a few guesses: it's simple to understand, it's subtle, and it can mean something more than just 'funny' and helps us connect better with our friends. Even as the purists continue to frown upon this and go to the extent of predicting literary crises in near future, we should understand that there's nothing much we can do to stop such slangs. The best way out is embrace such additions with open arms as English, much like any other language, subscribes to evolution.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CocaCola to invest $300 mn in Pak

The Coca Cola group will invest over $300 million in an effort to develop the agriculture sector in Pakistan. Karachi, May 15 (IANS) The Coca Cola group will invest over $300 million in an effort to develop the agriculture sector in Pakistan.

A delegation from the company met officials from Pakistan's Board of Investment and said the group is interested to enter into a partnership in mango production, similar to their existing venture in Brazil, reported Saturday.

Pakistan's mangoes are considered among the best in the world. However, they have failed to gather revenue for the country, due to poor post-harvest management, which has led to an annual loss of over $900 million.

The Board of Investment said Pakistan is recognised as the sixth largest producer of mangoes, but it exports only around 2.2 percent of the total output.

Oestrogen patch for sharper memory?

IANS/LONDON: An oestrogen skin patch could boost memory in post-menopausal women, researchers say.

Latest theories suggest that the hormone, which drops during menopause, also has a protective effect on nerve cells in the brain, including those involved in memory.

The implications of the clinical trial could be enormous, say researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute on Ageing, both in the US.

The new trial in Massachusetts will see 60 participants being divided into three groups - post menopausal women aged 45 to 55 and 70 to 80, and women under 40 who have experienced an early menopause, the Daily Mail reports

By scanning the brains of the women at 48 hours into the trial and then again at 30 days, the researchers will track any changes in the areas associated with ­working memory and declarative memory, according to a Massachusetts statement.

Using two types of brain scans - PETs and functional MRIs, which track blood flow and ­physical changes - researchers will be able to see whether these memory regions become more active in women wearing an oestrogen patch.

Increased blood flow in a brain region, along with the area becoming thicker over a period of time, signal an increase in brain cell activity.

It has also been suggested that the hormone may lower the risk of dementia, possibly by protecting brain cells (neurons) from harmful chemicals produced in the ageing process.

Japan upgrades nuclear emergency

Japan has upgraded its nuclear emergency to a maximum seven on an international scale of atomic crises, the first time the highest ranking has been invoked since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

The regrading to a "major accident" with "widespread health and environmental effects" puts Fukushima on a par with the world's worst ever peacetime nuclear event 25 years ago in the then Soviet Union.

Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency said radiation emissions from the Pacific coast plant, whose cooling system was knocked out by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, were equal to 10 per cent of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Safety agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama said, however, that the two events were markedly different.

"In Chernobyl, there was acute exposure to a high level of radiation, and 29 people died from it. This is not the case in Fukushima," he said.

"In Chernobyl, reactors themselves exploded. In Fukushima ... the reactors themselves have stayed intact, although we are seeing some leakage."

The earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan is confirmed to have killed 13,219 people, with more than 14,000 more still unaccounted for.

Nuclear experts have said a partial meltdown took place when the cooling systems failed, causing a series of explosions that leaked radioactive material into the atmosphere.

Tens of thousands of residents were evacuated from an exclusion zone covering a 20km radius from the plant and many more living close by have been advised to stay indoors.

On Monday the government said it would order people to leave certain areas outside the exclusion zone due to concerns over the effect of long-term exposure to radiation, but that a uniform extension of the zone was not appropriate.

Emergency crews at the plant have battled around the clock to bring the disaster under control and on Monday the government said the danger of a large leak of radioactive materials was becoming "significantly smaller".

Level seven incidents involve a "major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended countermeasures", according to the UN's International Nuclear Events Scale.

The meltdown at Chernobyl in the Ukraine spewed a large volume of toxic radiation, poisoning large areas of land and affecting thousands of lives.

The longer-term death toll from the accident ranges from a UN estimate in 2005 of 4,000 to tens or even hundreds of thousands, suggested by non-governmental groups.

The re-assessment from level five on the scale came as Japan was rocked by yet another powerful aftershock from the 9.0 magnitude quake that unleashed a devastating tsunami on March 11.

The 6.2 magnitude tremor hit 77km east of Tokyo on Tuesday and swayed buildings in the capital, temporarily shutting down subway services and halting bullet trains. US geologists originally put the magnitude at 6.4.

Japan has experienced more than 400 major aftershocks stronger than 5.0 in magnitude since March 11.

In a fresh setback, a fire broke out early on Tuesday morning at a battery unit outside a building at Fukushima's No. 4 reactor, but was quickly extinguished and did not spread to other areas, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power said.

The operator said it was not related to Tuesday's quake.

Frayed nerves were strained further Monday when coastal areas were put on alert for a possible tsunami after a 6.6 magnitude quake, which Jiji Press said was known to have killed at least one person.

Authorities withdrew the warning less than an hour later as the nation marked a month since the March 11 natural disaster, Japan's worst since World War II.

People around the country had fallen silent at 2:46 pm Monday in remembrance of the victims.
Around 150,000 people are still in emergency shelters after losing their homes or being evacuated from around the leaking Fukushima plant.

This robot will be elderly people's caregiver

IANS/Wellington: A company in New Zealand has developed a robot that reminds the aged people about their medication, monitors their vital signs, and will soon be able to entertain them too while encouraging exercise and mobility. Christchurch-based gaming company Stickmen Studios has developed a game - Kung Fu Funk - that can help rehabilitate people who have suffered brain injuries.

Stickmen Studios and the University of Auckland have teamed up to customise the robot with gaming facilities that will help elderly people stay active through interactive games, reported the New Zealand Herald Monday.

The robot, Eldercare, has been developed with the Intelligent Robot Division of South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute to reduce the strain on healthcare resources as the aging population grows and to improve the lives of people who are dependent on care.

According to David Cotter, business development manager of UniServices - a division of Auckland University that commercialises its research - the robot could monitor a person's blood pressure, or insulin levels and then transmit the data to a centre using wireless connections where a nurse or doctor can access it.

The robot can also fetch and carry and monitor, when a person has fallen over, through a bracelet that communicates with it. It then decides whether emergency services are needed.

Cotter said the robot, which is still in a development phase, would help balance out the volume of elderly people to caregivers.

"We can use technology to help keep people active and in their own homes (for longer periods). The robot can also be used to monitor spiking insulin levels and monitor readings. Telecommunication medicine is the next generation of rest homes," Cotter said.