Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creating Backups - Digital Copies of your Copyright DVDs

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is one of the newest software options available from Digiarty.  WinXDVD Ripper Platinum is a Windows-based, user-friendly software capable of converting any DVD, as it is designed to allow access to all DVD encryption types for various regions.  This ensures that you can make back-up copies of your important DVDs.  Updates are being continuously added to ensure that new technology advances in copyright encryption don’t keep you from creating the backups that you need.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum allows you to do more than just make a secondary DVD copy of your important disks.  It allows you to a rip your DVD into different format, allowing you to easily watch your movies in other devices.  Currently, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum supports the following formats: 
  • AVI 
  • MP4  
  • MPEG 
  • WMV 
  • 3GP 
  • MOV   
  • FLV 
  • WMP 
  • Android
  • HTC 
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Samsung
  • Nexus
  • Kindle Fire
  • Surface
  • Lenovo
  • PSP
The formats supported by WinX DVD Ripper Platinum ensure that you can rip a DVD into a format that can be viewed on virtually all smartphones and tablets as well as some gaming systems.

Unlike other DVD ripping programs, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum allows you to edit your DVD as well.  You can remove specific content and to rip only specific segments of your DVD.  The in-program movie previewer also allows to you to take photo stills of the movie, and then save them in JPEG or BMP format.  You can also rip just the audio portion of the DVD, allowing you to create sound-bytes or your own soundtrack.

As if the versatility of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum wasn’t enough, it is remarkably easy to use.  The WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a simple four step process to ‘rip’ your DVDs.  
  1. Insert the DVD into your computer.
  2. Choose the output type you want.
  3. Select where you want to save your file.
  4. Click the RUN button.

After that, you simply need to follow the directions of how to install the file into the device you want to use it in.  And that’s it.  Your DVDs are now backed up and available for use on other devices.

For those not running on a Windows machine, there is also MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Update: Surfing hidden and quiet

Read my blog long enough and you will come upon my post about big corporations like the music industry and movie mongrels trying to monitor our internet usage.  However, if you missed it, read all about my quiet revolution.  Digital rights and the lack of big business to change with the ever changing technology world has forced the private citizen to remain 'private'.  I refuse to be monitored.

Now if you listen to the liberal media, they would have you believe that it is illegal to share anything that you have paid for.  Just read my post about how this type of attitude has never worked.  In short, trying to regulate digital downloads like music and movies encourages piracy.

To update my last post regarding digital downloads and the use of VPNs, it has been several months since I started the experiment, in which I have been using BTGuard VPN service to download files from The Pirate Bay, utilizing BitTorrent.  So far no warnings from the internet service or any indication that they have even detected my downloads.  You can read how I setup and implemented BTGuard and the VPN experience.  I will not give you exactly what I downloaded but needless to say I really enjoyed all the downloads.

The question is "Did the Internet Services regulating threat encourage my digital Piracy?"  I would say that the answer is yes.  If the information I downloaded were available at a reasonable cost and in digital format I would have no reason to use piracy sites to get the info.

Stand up for your rights, refuse to be monitored.  Join the revolution.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Evolution of Mathematics

Years of Math 1950 - 2013

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $ 2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register.

I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters , but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

Why do I tell you this?  Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In1970s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living?

Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok. )

6. Teaching Math In 2009
Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la roducciones es $80. Cuanto
dinero ha hecho?

 7. Teaching Math In 2013
Who cares, just steal the lumber from your rich neighbor's property. He won't have a gun to stop you, and the President says it's OK anyway cuz it's redistributing the wealth.