Canon Selphy Es40 The Small Photo Printer That Talks}

Canon Selphy ES40 – The Small Photo Printer That Talks



Everett Woods

No, you’re not dreaming. You heard it correctly. That’s really your printer talking to you. The Canon Selphy ES40 revolutionizes the way we print photos by having a printer talk. Yes. For the Selphy ES40, talking is absolutely normal. Apart from being a chatterbox, this dye sub photo printer has a number of very impressive features you would want to know before making your purchase.

Very similar in features to the Selphy ES3, the Canon Selphy ES40 packs more punch than its predecessor. The look is sleek and incredibly compact, and it doesn’t look in anyway like a printer. It looks much more like an electronic nebulizer or a children’s toy with a 3.5-inch colored LCD. It has soft round edges, and a small handle you can hold unto to carry it around. No wonder the Canon Selphy ES40 looks like a children’s toy, because even a child can work it with very little effort. The ES40 comes with a handy voice guided feature that can tell you exactly how to access its creative print, so you are in no way left clueless. The printing is blazingly fast, allowing you to process 4×6 prints in only 55 seconds. For the best photos, the Canon Selphy ES40 has some of the best image optimization features built in. The noise reduction feature reduces the graininess of your images, so you get incredibly clear photos every time.Operating the Canon Selphy ES40 is a breeze with its easy to access control panel. It comes with Canon’s Easy Scroll Wheel for better navigation of your images, four buttons which are large enough for fat thumbs, the On button, the Creative Print button, the Print button, and the Back button, with additional eight smaller buttons for other options. There is a very sleek crevice that runs on the width of the printer which serves as the printer’s paper path. This crevice is internally connected to another slot on the top of the printer, where your photos will be ready for output. The printer comes with a built-in memory card reader, a fifty-sheet output tray, and an optional Bluetooth feature. The mechanism weighs at 4.8 pounds, light enough for you to carry around inside your bag for travel.Setting up the Canon Selphy ES40 is incredibly quick and easy. You only need to insert a print pack at the side of the printer, attach its accompanying power cord, and you can print images from your memory cards or from any PictBridge cameras. If you’re planning to print from your camera phone or your blue-tooth capable laptop, you can purchase a Bluetooth adapter to attach into your Canon Selphy ES40. You can also print from your computer by connecting a USB cable and installing the installation program with its accompanying CD.The Canon Selphy ES40 is available at an estimated retail price of $149.99 – a very affordable price for its very astounding features. If you’re planning on printing high-quality photos in a printer that talks for ease of use, then the Selphy ES40 is for you. Click the links below to for the best deals on Canon Selphy printers.

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The Wikipedia – Can Teenagers write an Encyclopedia?



Sam Vaknin

The vast majority of Wikipedia contributors and editors are under the age of 25. Many of the administrators (senior editors) are in their teens. This has been established by a survey conducted in 2003 and in various recent interviews with Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of the enterprise.

The truth is that teenagers cannot do the referencing and research that are the prerequisite to serious scholarship – unless you stretch these words to an absurd limit. Research is not about hoarding facts. It is about identifying and applying context and about possessing a synoptic view of ostensibly unrelated data.Moreover, teenagers can’t tell hype from fact and fad from fixture. They lack the perspectives that life and learning -structured, frontal, hierarchical learning – bring with them.Knowledge is not another democratic institution. It is hierarchical for good reason and the hierarchy is built on merit and the merit is founded on learning.It is not surprising that the Wikipedia emerged in the USA whose “culture” consists of truncated attention spans, snippets and soundbites, shortcuts and cliff notes. The Wikipedia is a pernicious counter-cultural phenomenon. It does not elevate or celebrate knowledge. The Wikipedia degrades knowledge by commoditizing it and by removing the filters, the gatekeepers, and the barriers to entry that have proven so essential hitherto.Wikipdians boast that the articles in their “encyclopedia” are replete with citations and references. But citations from which sources and references to which works and authors? Absent the relevant credentials and education, how can an editor tell the difference between information and disinformation, quacks and authorities, fact and hearsay, truth and confabulation? Knowledge is not comprised of lists of facts, “facts”, factoids, and rumors, the bread and butter of the Wikipedia. Real facts have to be verified, classified, and arranged within a historical and cultural context. Wikipedia articles read like laundry lists of information gleaned from secondary sources and invariably lack context and deep, true understanding of their subject matter.A recent (late 2006) study by Heather Hopkins from Hitwise demonstrates the existence of a pernicious feedback loop between Google, Wikipedia, MySpace, and Blogspot. Wikipedia gets 54% of its traffic from Google search results. The majority of Wikipedia visitors then proceed to MySpace or Blogspot, both of which use Google as their search service and serve Google-generated advertisements.Google has changed its search algorithm in late 2005-early 2006. I have been monitoring 154 keywords on Google since 1999. Of these, the number one (#1) search result in 128 keywords is now a Wikipedia article. More than a quarter (38 out of 128) of these “articles” are what the Wikipedia calls “stubs” (one or two sentences to be expanded by Wikipedians in the future). Between 7 and 10 of the articles that made it to the much-coveted number one spot are … empty pages, placeholders, yet to be written! (These results were obtained in early 2007).This is Google’s policy now: Wikipedia articles regardless of their length or quality or even mere existence are placed by Google’s algorithm high up in the search results. Google even makes a Wikipedia search engine available to Webmasters for their Websites. The relationship between Google and Wikipedia is clearly intimate and mutually-reinforcing.Google’s new algorithm, codenamed Big Daddy, still calculates the popularity of Websites by counting incoming links. An incoming link is a link to a given Website placed on an unrelated page somewhere on the Web. The more numerous such links – the higher the placement in Google’s search results pages. To avoid spamming and link farms, Google now rates the quality of “good and bad Internet neighborhoods”. Not all incoming links are treated equally. Some Internet properties are shunned. Links from such “bad” Websites actually contribute negatively to the overall score.The top results in all 154 keywords I have been diligently monitoring since 1999 have changed dramatically since April 2006. The only common thread in all these upheavals is one: the more incoming links from MySpace, Digg, Tehnorati and similar Internet properties a Website has – the higher it is placed in the search results. In other words: if Website A has 700 incoming links from 700 different Websites and website B has 700 incoming links, all of them from various pages on MySpace, Website B is ranked (much) higher in the search results. This holds true even when both Websites A and B sport the same PageRank. This holds true even if the bulk of Website A’s incoming links come from “good properties” in “good Internet neighborhoods”. Incoming links from MySpace trump every other category of incoming links.An unsettling pattern emerges:Wikipedia, the “encyclopedia” whose “editors” are mostly unqualified teenagers and young adults is touted by Google as an authoritative source of information. In search results, it is placed well ahead of sources of veritable information such as universities, government institutions, the home pages of recognized experts, the online full-text content of peer-reviewed professional and scholarly publications, real encyclopedias (such as the Encarta), and so on.MySpace whose 110 million users are predominantly prepubescent and adolescents now dictates what Websites will occupy the first search results in Google’s search results pages. It is very easy to spam MySpace. It is considered by some experts to be a vast storehouse of link farms masquerading as “social networks”. Google has vested, though unofficial and unannounced and, therefore, undisclosed interests in both Wikipedia and MySpace. Wikipedia visitors end up on various properties whose search and ad placement technologies are Google’s and Wikipedia would have shriveled into insignificance had it not been to Google’s relentless promotion of its content.

Sam Vaknin ( ) is the author of Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain – How the West Lost the East.

He served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, Global Politician, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101. Visit Sam’s Web site at

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WLAN Security, Customers and POS


Mary Bush

The widespread acceptance of Wireless Local Area Networks is a money maker for the e-commerce market. Not only has the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) been a welcomed market for the manufacturers of wireless devices ( Cisco/Linksys), the acceptance of wireless networking is saving millions of dollars to these markets. Organizations are reaping profits in the region of billions of dollars in cost and productivity savings. The customer base is generally unquestioning and accepting or at times even unaware of the presence of these technologies. One only has to venture into a Target, BestBuy, or Macys to be exposed to the transparent use of Wi-Fi.


Marketing is a remarkable skill. With the recent stampeding of a store attendant in a New York store, I’m in awe of the magnificence of marketers. Only an earthshaking advertising campaign could possibly entice a shopper to fall in line thousands deep to purchase a new toy. This, in a winter chill that is almost anti-human. Oh the brilliance of marketing. The everyday shopper follow the routine of choosing the item and forking over the plastic. Very few are aware of WLAN compliance requirements for wireless networks. Not many question the secure handling of their confidential information. Analysts from organizations like the Gartner group, Frost & Sullivan Research have posted numerous articles that are meant to educate the customer. I salute them for their in depth work. The question though remains, “How many shopper would read a technical article?” Should one expect the everyday shopper to understand PCI, Sarbenes Oxley or WLAN security best practices. I hear your answer. A resounding NO! Neither should one anticipate a memo from the large retail outlets identifying their due care or due diligence in protecting your confidential information.

Some may ask, “What does that have do with me?” The answer is everything. In our advanced shopping society, technology, though unnoticed, is at the forefront. We have become used to technology that is pushed on us without any great introduction. Most of us are leaving our data safety in the hands of organizations who at times do not take the necessary precautions to create a safe shopping environment. Questions are rarely asked. Who would have thought that a certain franchise’s wireless network was so open that we were safer leaving our credit cards in the shopping cart than presenting it to the cashier. Does the customer need to know that despite all the brouhaha wireless networks are not as secure as wired networks? The government mandates legislation for organizations using wireless networks.

I beg to include here excerpts of an article I read that brings to the forefront the dismal task of providing security to the customer.

When thieves stole the PIN pads at a cash register in one of his company’s stores, Daniel Marcotte was amazed. Not that they’d done it — such thefts can happen once a week during the holiday season. But watching it on videotape later, “I couldn’t tell they had it with them when they left” the store, says Marcotte, director of systems and data security at La Senza, a Montreal retailer now owned by The Limited.

A couple of hours later, the thieves were back. They’d doctored the PIN pads to let them get customer card data. They got them back onto the point-of-sale system quickly, too. But here’s where La Senza’s security precautions kicked in: Its PIN pads in effect have their own Media Access Control address, and once they’re disconnected, that address is no longer available. So the thieves were foiled — this time. What you are reading here is an attack on a Point of Sale system. These systems normally comprise the cash register, the bar code scanner, wi-fi access, the in-store voice or IP network and the store inventory management system. The everyday customer is vigilant of the thief who physically walks in to the outlet. Very few are aware of the tech savvy culprit. These are the invisible, bitheads who have compromised these systems for monetary gains. The targets are the uninformed, non-questioning shoppers with no knowledge of wi-fi vulnerabilities. According to one Mr. Keith Aubele, the former loss prevention executive at Wal-Mart and Home Depot, these systems are “incredibly easy to bypass.”

Holiday cashiering is noticeably a seasonal job. A problem exists with this phenomena. It is called under-ringing or sweet-hearting. In this scheme the unscrupulous cashier does not scan all the items presented. This, however, affects the retail outlet. Their loss. Now we address the customer. Point-of-sale technology was not designed to capture customer data. These technologies were designed for tracking purposes, but retailers now use them to capture customer data. Alert! huge management/security issue! The customer is now left at the mercy of the mitigation steps taken by the retailer. Some organizations are managing numerous locations. Most outlets are using known vulnerable systems with a hope and pray approach. In Europe where E-commerce has caught on quicker that other world regions, they use a technology known as chip-and PIN for credit cards. The cost factor to upgrading to this technology is not feasible from the view of the outlet. These point of sale terminals are mostly not understood by the retailers who use them, most are not aware of the information collected by their systems.

Some of these outlets are presently using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) as the encryption of choice. To the knowledgeable attacker this is an invitation. Now back to the customer. What guarantee do we have that our data is protected? Card companies like Visa and Mastercard are trying to pressure retailers to be compliant to PCI ( Payment Card Industry) security standards. We all know that this will be avoided if it costs too much to implement. There has been a promise from Visa to implement fines against non-compliant retailers. I read a disturbing report that the forecast of POS is dismal. The highly respected Gartner Group predicts that by 2009, most attacks against retailers would be through the POS. They further stated that merely 30% of POS software will be compliant.Technology And Life

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New Trends That Are Changing Classroom Learning

Schools are beginning to realize that the previous learning method that is successful yet slow is bottle-necking students performing abilities. There are more and more schools everyday adapting to new technological solutions to make sure there is optimal efficiency in learning and gaining knowledge. It is proven that when more than just one sensory organ is used to learn for example the eyes through reading is slower than two sensory organs being used e.g. Eyes to read and Ear to listen and other combinations of senses. British council now also provides IELTS Tests that are conducted on computer rather than paper based exam. It is essential that we provide the engaging fun ways that students expect in learning.

Students learn better when provided with individual catering instead of group learning. Many students due to better social skills end up performing better than some students who are left in the dust. More and more schools have resorted to taking suggestions and feedbacks on daily or weekly basis to try to cater individual needs and wants for optimal learning.

Blended flipped learning

This is a form of blended learning where students gain their knowledge through topics at home by watching prerecorded lectures with access to online content and then proceed on coming into class to do their homework. This helps learning process to get simpler with critical thinking skills.

Besides this in flipped learning concept classrooms are provided with fast internet access and further on various mobile based applications can be used to create an interactive learning environment. This helps the teachers assess the learning pace and effectiveness of each student with real life statistics recorded through Parent App i.e. the teachers App. This helps the teacher keep a real track of the performance of the student.


Home based online learning

Also known as remote learning, this model allows students to learn online through exclusive online content that can be accessed anywhere at any time. This is the latest way of achieving degrees from reputable universities for a fraction of the price. This is not only cheap but the documents and content is available online for you. This has been awarded as the most eco-friendly way to teaching as it produces nil carbon footprint and no paper is being wasted.

There are teacher available to reach out to if you want to bring in teachers help on a specific subject matter. This provides a higher quality of learning in a small price, with no costs of travelling or living in a different country. All you need to put yourself through online based learning is a reliable internet connection paired with fast mobile, tablet or computer.

Gaming based learning

Like the name suggests this learning model is based on gaming algorithms to try and bring critical thinking and applying it in real time. This method has proven to make students sharper and quicker to respond to changes. The idea is to use games to produce challenges for the learner with rewards and as the students progresses the challenges become harder with equally as good rewards.

Winning will help the brain release dopamine which triggers pleasure and appreciation. This makes this learning model where students aren’t forced into liking or enjoying education. This model keeps on forcing the potential within the pupil to surface.

Mind mapping

Most students complain that they aren’t really gaining any knowledge which is false to some extent as the normal learning technique at times seems passive and there isn’t any direction or at least there isn’t any direction that can be seen which is what leads to students doubting the educational system

Mind mapping is a model with the aim of making it easier for students to recall information and knowledge. Mind mapping can help students bounce ideas off each other which will train students into thinking more creatively. These ideas can be then share over social media or traditional email.


This model is based on similar principles like online or remote learning. Today everyday life is heavily dependent on technology and if all of these tools of technology are harnessed together to provide an endless income of relevant data and knowledge. It can help create an immersive environment where learning is interaction based.

This method provides teachers with useless information like which students is lacking and where the problem is occurring and how many of total students are learning something from the curriculum. This can help the teachers to work on specifically the problems students are going through. It helps students to focus on the learning with teachers help exactly where it is needed. It is easily one of the best ways to improve student learning effectively.

These learning methods can help usher the new education systems into real life where student learning is maximized with interest. So that students don’t have to be forced to study and learn. Instead the learning will be based on self-interest which can help improve the effectiveness of this system in long term. It’s not necessary to use any of the models above in its distinct state in fact it can be changed up after mix and matching styles. Using technology will not only increase their interests but also will help them learn how to use this technology is the most efficient way possible. In short term learning is important you can still get your essay help fromwrite my essay if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

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Judith M. EhlersQuestion: 1

A customer is trying to boot an operating system that is installed on the eUSB on a Cisco UCS B-Series blade server; however, the boot fails. What is the cause of this failure?

A. The local disk must be the first device in the boot order.

B. eUSB is not a supported boot device.C. eUSB support is available only on the Cisco UCS C-Series rack server.D. eUSB is not the first device in the boot order for the server.

Answer: D

Question: 2

A customer is troubleshooting degraded DIMM errors on a Cisco UCS blade server and would like to reset the BMC. What is the correct command sequence to reset the BMC?

A. UCS1-A# server x/y

UCS1-A /chassis/server # scope bmcUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc # resetUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc* # commit-bufferB. UCS1-A# server scopeUCS1-A /chassis/server # scope bmcUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc # resetUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc* # commit-bufferC. UCS1-A# scope server x/yUCS1-A /chassis/server # scope bmcUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc # resetUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc* # commit-bufferD. UCS1-A# scope server x/yUCS1-A /chassis/server # scope bmcUCS1-A /chassis/server/bmc* # commit-buffer

Answer: C

Question: 3

Which commands can you enter to see if a component in the Cisco UCS domain generated a core file?

A. 6100-A# scope monitoring

6100-A /monitoring # scope sysdebug6100-A /monitoring/sysdebug # show coresCore Files:Name Fabric ID———- ———B. 6100-A# scope sysdebug6100-A /sysdebug # scope monitoring6100-A /sysdebug/monitoring # show coresCore Files:Name Fabric ID———- ———C. 6100-A# scope system6100-A /system # scope monitoring6100-A /system/monitoring # show coresCore Files:Name Fabric ID———- ———D. 6100-A# scope cores6100-A /cores # show coresCore Files:Name Fabric ID———- ———E. 6100-A# scope logging6100-A /logging # scope monitoring6100-A /logging/monitoring # show coresCore Files:Name Fabric ID———- ———

Answer: A

Question: 4

Which four tech support files can you create with the Cisco UCS Manager that you can submit to Cisco TAC for support? (Choose four.)


B. disk LUNsC. fabric extenderD. memoryE. rack serverF. chassisG. server cache

Answer: A, C, E, F

Question: 5

Which protocols can be used to send to Cisco TAC (Technical Assistance Center) the show tech-support command output information about the Cisco UCS domain? (Choose two.)


B. FTPC. SCPD. TelnetE. SecureTelnet

Answer: B, C

Question: 6


The Cisco UCS Manager displays FSM information for which four of these? (Choose four.)

A. which FSM task is being executed

B. the current state of an FSM taskC. the status of the previous FSM taskD. any error codes returned while processingE. all completed FSM tasksF. multiple FSM tasks that completed over multiple triesG. multiple FSM tasks that failed

Answer: A, B, C, D

Question: 7

How will the Cisco UCS Manager react when all of the FSM tasks fail?

A. retries for 60 seconds

B. raises faults and alarmsC. restarts from the previous known good taskD. sends an NOC SNMP trap email

Answer: B

Question: 8

What should you do when you see faults during the initial setup and discovery process?

A. Take note and address the faults.

B. You can safely ignore these faults.C. Log them and try to address the first one.D. Reboot until the error messages go away.

Answer: B

Question: 9

When using the Cisco UCS Manager GUI to troubleshoot a suspected bad memory, which logs contain data that are related to the faulty DIMM?

A. the System Event log and Faults log that are located under the Admin tab

B. the Events log and Faults log that are located under the Admin tabC. the System Event log that is located under the Server tab in the Navigation panel and the Faults log that is located under the Admin tabD. the System Event log that is located under the Equipment tab and the Faults log that is located under the Admin tab

Answer: D

Question: 10

Which three are valid tech support bundles to collect in the local management shell? (Choose three.)


B. UCSM-MGMTC. Port-ChannelD. AdapterE. SANF. FEX

Answer: A, B, F

Question: 11

The Core File Exporter automatically exports cores to a remote server as they are generated. Which protocol does it use for this action?



Answer: D

Question: 12

Which log file in Cisco UCS Manager contains information about which user took a specific action?

A. user access log

B. system change logC. audit logD. access control log

Answer: C

Question: 13

Which statement is true about system event logs?

A. By default, they require manual clearing.

B. They report operating system crashes and errors.C. They are also referred to as system error logs.D. They can only be accessed from Cisco UCS Manager.

Answer: A

Question: 14

Which piece of information does the FSM provide?

A. the current task and status

B. a collection of blade statisticsC. the last user to access the resourceD. a list of faults currently suppressed by the Cisco UCS Manager

Answer: A

Question: 15

Which of these does not have an FSM associated with it?

A. vCenter connection

B. service profileC. server hardwareD. service profile templates

Answer: D

Question: 16

Refer to the exhibit.

Which tab would be the most useful for troubleshooting a blade discovery problem?

A. Faults

B. EventsC. FSMD. Servers

Answer: C

Question: 17

RBAC is a method of restricting access for a particular user on which two of these? (Choose two.)

A. roles

B. realmC. localesD. RADIUSE. LDAP

Answer: A, C

Question: 18

Which two types of ports does end host mode switching have? (Choose two.)


B. borderC. routerD. serverE. STPF. client

Answer: B, D

Question: 19

In a Cisco UCS environment, what are the three power types in a power policy? (Choose three.)

A. backup

B. gridC. redundD. n-plus-1E. non-redundF. plus-1

Answer: B, D, E

Question: 20

When a service profile is disassociated from a server, what happens to the identity and connectivity information for the server?

A. It is cleared and set to the default that was setup initially by the first configuration.

B. It is maintained and can be reused.C. It is reset to factory defaults.D. It uses master service profile parameters.E. It takes parameters of other servers in the service profile.

Answer: C

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