Archive for November, 2012

Handy Online Tool

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Interest calculators with contribution are used by car dealers, banks, realtors and others in businesses who use this technology. You can rent them or you can buy them. Cost and possible taxes on products or services can be found out easily with this product. It is an easy way to find out how much monthly payments will be on various items.   If you combine with using a VPN based in another country, you can also check internationally across borders.  The advantage of these is that you can also use the Virtual private network for other uses for instance to access content which is normally blocked like iPlayer USA for example.

In addition, they are easy to use. With most interest calculators they need the input of the following information: the cost of the purchase, the length of time needed to pay for the product and the interest rate. Some calculators can also give you feedback on what you can afford according to your income.

Also, if you want to compare different interest rates, you can find out how the rate affects the amount of your monthly or weekly payments. And, if you want to put more money down during the purchase process, you can see the results of the computation. In addition, an interest calculator can give you an idea of what you can or cannot afford.

With some interest calculators, for instance, a mortgage calculator, you can also get advice on whether to sell, buy or foreclose.

No matter what you want to buy, using an interest calculator can save you time, money and stress. By knowing how much a product will cost and how interest affects your purchase, you can be a smart shopper; without asking for help from an employee. And you will have an edge on an employee by being able to do this yourself and get a better deal.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

In the UK there has been a series of sex scandals relating to famous and influential people.  It started with the revelations of a TV star called Jimmy Saville and every week another celebrity seems to be implicated.  Much of this is often fueled by a torrent of online gossip and speculation on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  But for those of us who do tend to gossip a little too freely online there is a cautionary tale to be told.

Last week a BBC documentary (this link if you’re outside UK) covered yet another of these allegations, with out naming the individual involved.  There were some clues however and pretty soon the rumour mill had started up and guesses and accusations were flying around the internet.  Unfortunately the information in the documentary was basically wrong, and the person implied to be guilty of a series of sex attacks was completely innocent.  The name that was flying about the ether was wrong, the accusations unfounded and the accused man very angry and hurt.

The apology came of course in the end, the shambolic investigation by the Newsnight team led to the Director General of the BBC resigning.  Damages were paid and we thought it would then disappear, but not this time.  The falsely accused individual had emplyed a team of Twitter experts to compile a list of all those who had Tweeted and spread the false allegations.  His aim was to sue them all for damages.  The list includes some TV personalities like the comedian Alan Davies and ran to thousands of names.  There was always a sense of anonymity to using Twitter but the reality is that anyone is easily traced by their IP address even if they use false details.

There is little anonymity for anyone online so you should take as much care with what you say online as you do offline.  Also remember that your audience is likely to be significantly bigger!  If you do wish to try and hide your identity then you should be careful about what details you put on any social media accounts.  Also consider investing in a privately run secure connection software which completely obscures your identity online.  There are bonuses to using these because they come with a wide array of servers you can use different IP addresses in different countries – just like these.  So you can switch to a British IP if you want to watch the BBC Iplayer, a US one for Hulu or whatever you need.  Whatever you do though, always presume you have less privacy than you think you do!