SWTOR Crew Skills

SWTOR Crew Skills are a little different than other MMO professions since you don’t have to do any of the gathering or crafting yourself. The crew skills allow you to assign the task to your companions while you continue questing, PVPing, or doing any other part of the game you are interested in.

Once you hit level 10 you will be able to pick your crew skills. There are 3 types of skills to choose from, Crafting, Gathering, and Mission. You may only have a total of 3 skills at once and you are limited to 1 crafting skill. So basically you will have either 3 gathering, 3 mission, 1 crafting with 2 gathering, 1 crafting with 2 mission or 1 crafting with 1 gathering and 1 mission.

Gathering Skills: You can choose up to 3 gathering skills for your character.

  • Archaeology: Allows you to find imbued items like Lightsaber crystals and ancient artifacts. The crystals that are mined provide resources for Artifice and Synthweaving.
  • Bioanalysis: Allows you to collect genetic material from creatures and plants. These items are used by Biochem.
  • Scavenging: Allow you to recover useful materials and parts from old or damaged technology. These materials are used in Cybertech, Armstech, and Armormech.
  • Slicing: Allows you to access secured computer systems and lockboxes to acquire valuable data and rare schematics. The information is mainly used in Cybertech.

Mission Skills: You may have up to 3 mission skills for your character

  • Diplomacy: the art of conducting and managing negotiations. This provides medical supplies, companion gifts and light/darkside points.
  • Investigation: the skill of examining evidence and following clues to discover valuable secrets. This provides prototype schematics, research compounds and companion gifts.
  • Treasure Hunting: the ability to track down and recover valuable items by investigating a series of clues. This provides lockboxes, gemstones, and companion gifts.
  • Underworld Trading: expertise in the trading of illegal goods and services. This provides luxury fabrics, custom schematics and companion gifts.

Crafting Skills: You may only have 1 crafting skill for your character

  • Armormech: This skill allows you to craft personal armor using hard metals and electronic shielding.
  • Armstech: This skill allows you to craft various weapons such as blasters, assault cannons and sniper rifles. You can also make weapon upgrades and modifications.
  • Artifice: This skill allows you to construct Jedi and Sith artifacts such as lightsaber modifications.
  • Biochem: This skill allows the creation of performance-enhancing chemical serums and biological implants.
  • Cybertech: This skill allows you to create droid armor, earpieces, grenades, armoring, mods and miscellaneous gadgets.
  • Synthweaving: This skill allows you to creating lighter outfits and armors that are imbued with supernatural qualities for Force users.

After choosing your crafting skills, you’re given the ability to reverse engineer certain items in your inventory. Reverse Engineering breaks items down into components you can then use to craft new items, including a higher quality version of that same item. You can reverse engineer most items that you craft and some items that you find in the world. …

Internet – Is Online Tutoring A Good Internet Business For Me?

The internet houses an amazing array of home biz opportunities, but the difficulty has always been finding the right one to fit your time and talent. You can’t always see the wood for the trees in the options available. One of the least advertised is online tutoring. If you are a teacher in a particular subject, or someone with specialist knowledge and looking for a home business, I would like to explore ‘is online tutoring a good internet business for me’?

Traditionally, home tutoring has been a laborious and demanding profession. Without the buzz and interaction of the classroom, working one-on-one can lack the spark and stimulation of group activity. The result has been the tutor’s challenge of keeping his pupil constantly engaged, as well as moving his grades onwards and upwards.

Fortunately, technology has spawned a new classroom – the internet! No longer tied to traditional methods of teaching, home tutors can contact many students at the same time, and with a much less punishing schedule. Once your lesson is up – it can be dispatched to multiple destinations. Teaching over, you can turn your attention to other tasks and simply wait for the homework. So, is online tutoring a good internet business for you?

1) who can do it? People suited to online tutoring include anyone with expert knowledge in specific subjects or specialist skills. You should enjoy helping students learn and have regular time slots to be available to your students. This is especially important to consider if you have another job or need to learn new skills to set up your own internet business.

2) What do I need? If you want to be an online tutor, you will require a degree or college certification. Online tutoring companies ask for degree certificates, and if you are starting your own internet business, students need supporting evidence of your accomplishments. A basic understanding of the internet is needed to be able to teach via webinar and send and receive lesson material to students. You will also have to undertake a criminal background check.

3) How do I Set Up? If you want your internet business to be freelance, join an agency for part-time online teaching options. Basic training of interactive methods is given and students will either be given or you will need to find your own. Check out Universal class, Home Tutors.org or Tutor.com.

To start your own internet online tutoring business, you need to know how to set up your own website, organise webinars or Skype sessions, publish and upload your lesson material and know how to advertise your service. These skills can be learnt from any of the internet centres that offer a coaching programme.

I hope I have given you a good idea of the internet, and whether online tutoring is a good internet business for you. To see some of the actual training provided by one of the top internet mentoring centres, make yourself a coffee and check us out. Not only will …

CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) – Machining on Steroids

Machining techniques for creating parts has advanced and changed dramatically in the past 25 years. Today, computers and software are used together with technologically advanced CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) machines to create both high-quality custom and mass-produced parts. Those skilled in the fine art of old school machining are now forced to either update their skills to the new computerized techniques, or find a new line of work.

Let's face it, human beings, even exceptional ones, can not compete with the repeatability and accuracy of today's computerized machines. Today's 5 axis CNC milling and turning machines can crank out part after part with tolerances tighter than 1/1000 of an inch without ever having a lapse in judgment due to overexertion or long hours. Try working your regular employees 20 hours a day, and see what kind of scrap rate develops. The only human factor that is required is for maintenance and programming.

Additionally, robots and the concept of "cells" can be used for more complex parts. An automated assembly line consisting of different machines can be set up to increase the efficiency and independence of the individual machines. A series of holes can be drilled in one cell in a given part. The part is then moved by a robot or some other type of mechanical process to the next cell while a new part is loaded into the last cell. The part continues from cell to cell until a finished part comes out of the last cell. This setup often requires only the presence of one relatively low skilled worker to monitor the setup and handle any jams or mechanical malfunctions that occurs in addition to doing some loading and unloading of material.

CNC machines are not cheap. The price varies very depending on the capabilities of the machine, but it is not unusual to pay over $ 200,000 for this equipment. However, compare this against the cost of paying a crew of skilled machinists to do the same job, and the high price tag not only sees more reasonable, but actually makes good business sense. It is possible to replace 3 skilled machinists with 1 low skilled "maintenance" worker, 1 high skilled CAM programmer, and a few CNC machines. Plus, part throughput will go up while scrap rate will go down.

CAM is just one more example of how old processes are being improved by technology. More and more, the mundane and repetitive tasks previously performed by human beings are being automated by machines and robots and people are being used more for their brains than for their muscles. Computers, software, and machines can be used to turn one person into a super machinist capable of doing the job of three normal machinists. It's machining on steroids, and a trend that is going to continue to gain momentum as time progresses. …

Let Dish Network Be Your Source Of Relaxation

For most people, the television is a source of current news, sports, and entertainment. When you watch your television you want reliable service with plenty of choices in programming and high quality picture and sound. Of course, you want the price to be reasonable too, because television should be a source of relaxation, not stress. With cable TV, prices have been rising quickly while programming selection has been stagnating. In fact, many areas still can not access service like digital programming and HDTV. Dishnetwork, however, offers only digital programming and brings the latest technology and best programming to your screen- all at a very low cost. And, because Dish Network offers the most choices in programming and equipment, you can select the best options to meet your needs.

When you sign up for a Dishnetwork package, you need to determine what type of programming you want and how many channels you need. By using Dishnetwork's channel directory, you can see what channels are included with each package. For a limited selection at a great price, DishFamily brings the best family-oriented entertainment to you. With channels that include Food Network, Discovery Kids, C-Span, and TV Land you are sure to be guided with this package. If you are enticed by the idea of ​​a larger selection, America's Top 60 might be for you. This package includes favorites like VH1, TNT, ESPN, and Comedy Central for a good all-around selection. Budget-minded sports fans might like the America's Top 60 Plus- a combination of the Top 60 and a regional sports network at a great price. For a great mid-level package with plenty of options and a low cost, America's Top 120 provides most of your favorite channels and extras like SIRIUS satellite radio. And America's Top 180 offers an even larger selection with channels like Bloomberg TV and Encore Mysteries. For the ultimate in television entertainment, America's Everything Pak combines all the channels of the other packages with the HBO, Starz, Showtime, and Cinemax movie packages.

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Privacy Issues Surrounding Biometric Technology

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center have provoked in-depth discussion and study of existing security measures, their deficiencies, and how to enhance security to prevent similar terrorist attacks from occurring in the future. Biometric technology has risen to the top of the list as a possible solution. The government is not the only entity exploring biometric security systems. The financial services industry see biometrics as a way to curb identity theft. Biometrics are intrinsic physical characteristics used to identify individuals. The most commonly used biometric is fingerprints but others include, handprints, facial features, iris & retinal scans, and voice recognition.

Soon after 9/11 there were calls for the issuance of national ID cards containing biometric information on an RFID chip implanted on the card. The argument is that national ID cards will increase security by identifying individuals with their unique fingerprints which are much more difficult to counterfeit than standard photo ID cards. There is also a movement toward biometric passports. It looks like biometric passports are coming soon. National ID cards may follow.

Biometric identification is nothing new. Humans have been identifying other humans biometrically since the beginning of time. You recognize people you know by their facial features, their voice, and other biometric features. What’s new is introducing technology into the mix that compares a given biometric with a stored database of biometrics to verify the identity of an individual. An individual place their finger on a fingerprint scanner and the image is compared with the database to verify the person’s identity. Promising as it is, biometric technology has not been without hiccups but biometrics are advancing quickly and becoming more and more prevalent in security systems.

Fingerprints are the most commonly used biometric identifiers. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a study that showed single fingerprint biometric systems had a 98.6 percent accuracy rate. The accuracy rate rose to 99.6 percent when 2 fingerprints were used and an almost perfect 99.9 percent when 4 or more fingerprints were used. The study results show that biometric identification is nearly perfect which is not surprising given the uniqueness of human fingerprints.

The US-VISIT program, which is an acronym for United States Visitor & Immigrant Status Indicator Technology, currently requires foreign visitors to the US to present a biometric passport containing 2 fingerprints and a digital photo for identification purposes before being granted admission to the U.S. Of course the biometrics are compared against a vast network of government databases full of known and suspected terrorists and other criminals.

On the surface biometric technology may sound like a panacea but it’s use has raised significant privacy concerns that need to be addressed. Here are six major privacy concerns: storage, vulnerability, confidence, authenticity, linking, and ubiquity.

Critics wonder how the data will be stored and how vulnerable it will be to theft or abuse. Confidence issues center around the implications of false positives and false negatives. Can the biometric data be used to link to other …

LG Shine – Elegance Personified

Telecommunication advances have made many of yesteryears imagination take shape in real life form. Some mobile makers have stepped farther to assimilate superior technology into a state-of-art communication device. As a result, today, we relish the luxury of displaying a sleek, innovative gadget fully loaded with technology and reflecting our own class and status. Now, with the availability of LG Shine, the term luxury has attained a new definition.

An EDGE variant LG KE970 and LG KU970, a HSDPA form, are the two twin siblings of Shine family and are ready to hypnotize their onlookers with their shining vivacity. With LG Electronics, the South Korean electronics giant comes up with a state-of-the-art design that reflects style and substance in a single entity.

Along with the elegant mirror-finish metallic look, with each click igniting a smooth tactile feeling, both slider phone variety by virtue of their smooth slide opening and laser-etched stainless-steel key-pad, give an impression of class and solidity.

Both the variants of LG Shine come combined with Schneider-Kreuznach lens-equipped 2 megapixel camera and a 2.2 '' large screen with resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The screen of both the phones supports 262 colors and offers a sharp and clear viewing facility. It gives a stylish mirror effect while in power-off mode.

The LG KE970, like its KU970 counterpart, is equipped with WAP, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. The allocation of expandable memory options in both the models help users to store large music, video, image, or text data on-the-move. An innovative blogger program that add multitude to the gorgeous styling of the phone, with an ideal cellular network support, can help user in 'any-time' blogging. The 3G as well as EDGE supporting versions are fully equipped to offer superior internet browsing experience to the user.

The assimilation of luxury and state of art technology in a single entity of LG Shine has offered an invaluable option before an user to select a mobile phone that worth value for money. In a nut shell, this gorgeous stylish gadget, in addition to its exterior aesthetics, certainly carries more than one reason for its ever increasing popularity to inflate farther. …

What is Your Purpose in Life?

Have you ever thought of asking yourself that question? While most of us waft through the days, our minds on work and rest, we do not stop and ponder that quintessential question. Why am I here? What am I doing with my life? Am I where I want to be? These are the questions anyone should be asking themselves and I will tell you why. The fact is, most of the people you meet are really either unhappy or indecisive in their lives. They are confused and they have no idea where to go and what to do next. This person could be you and it is quite easy to recognise these traits. For example, a person who goes to a job they do not truly like, or is stuck in a relationship that makes them unhappy. The philosophers of the modern world have said that there is a sociological shift towards ‘satisfaction’.

Satisfaction in society is not one that is truly fulfilled, but one that is making do with what they have. This is true of love, of work and of life in general. They seek not to question but just to do. They seek not to discover, but to find and grab the first thing that they see. They look around the world and find that happiness is highly subjective, and they have translated their lives into one of contentment. The constantly have to defend their lifestyles and rationalise why they do not need to push themselves further or even to explore new frontiers of work and love. What has happened is that this sort of thinking has endemically affected the rest of society, and it has become a mindset and a mould that we all seem to fit in. It is a disease that has now afflicted us all, from young to old and if we do not do something about it, then it would be truly too late for anyone of us.

The problem here is the mind. What we see every day and the constant failures and disappointments have penetrated our subconscious mind and left the negative images that are driving us towards unhappiness. It is because of this that we are content to live life only through the means that we can achieve, or within reach – and not the means that we have the potential to get. We have to change how we think and it is not enough to say it out loud and forget about it the next day. We need to turn to technology that splits apart the conscious mind and drives the messages of success and ambition right into the subconscious. Only through that can we break out of the shell that has trapped us every day of our lives. It is time to be all that we can be. It is time to change the satisfactory into the irrelevant. It is time that the human race put on its running shoes and run as hard as we can …

E-Fit- The Latest Technology For Perfect Fit

Introduction

Before some years there was no concept of readymade garments only custom made clothes were there. In economically backward families, the women of the family use to stitch the garments, and families from upper class get garments stitched by the tailors. The professional fit of the garment itself recommended the class differentiation.

But now-a-days sewing clothes at home have become more of a hobby and leisure activity and people prefer readymade garments and tailor made clothes. Buying ready-to-wear garments has become more economic than getting the clothes custom stitched. Since specifically made clothes require more money and time as the tailor has to individually take measurements, do the designing and stitch garments.

The major breakthrough in garment manufacturing came during the beginning of 20th century. The tailors instead of making customized clothes for their customers, began to grade the sizes, ie a set of standard sizes that would suit maximum number of people. However due to industrialization and invent of power looms the costs of ready-made garments were minimized.

The advent of ready-made clothing declined the class differentiation preceded due to the clothing of the masses. Although these ready-to-wear garments were better in fitting than custom-made clothes. When the tape measures were not invented, the tailors used to keep the body measurements of individual customers through strips of parchment. This was time consuming procedure, also was difficult to maintain.

E-fit

In today's world of technological advances, apparel firms are resorting to various computer softwares in order to offer perfect fit and designs appropriate to individual so customized clothing could be done with ease and without much expense.

The process of getting proper fitted clothes by feeding the details of body measurements in the computer which would let us know the garments from the entire store that could fit us perfectly, is known as 'E-fit'. There are different types of e-fit methods used by different apparel firms to offer the customized fit and designs to their customers. In some branded jeans stores the customers could choose the styles, finishes, fabrics, seam lengths and leg opening sizes, further individual measurements are fed into the computer along with these details. Then the computer reflects the jeans from the entire stock of the store that would fit the customer. Thus, one can find exact fitting jeans of their choice. This data is kept in computer records so that next time it could be retrieved without wasting time.

The latest innovation in e-fit is offering the customized clothes through the medium of 3D body scanning. Here the 3D body scanner takes the body measurements of the customer, this detail is entered into the computer, with the assistance of a trained sales person, which allows one to select the style, design, fabrics and fitting styles. Here the customer gets perfect fit garments. The scan data and other information are stored in the computer for future orders.

The technology behind it

Many technologies like body scanning, bar codes, laser cutters and various web applications are being …

Remote Computer Repair Saves You a Bundle

As technology changes so does our buying habits. When it comes to getting support for your computer the same is true.

In the past most people when they got infected with a virus or had a computer repair issue they would haul their computer into a repair shop, a few days later and a few hundred bucks we would then get our computer back and do the whole thing all over again the next time an issue happened.

All of that has changed over the past year. More and more people are just hearing about something called Remote Computer Repair. This is a service were you can have your computer repaired right online. No hauling your computer all around town, no waiting in line and having to wait several days to get your computer back. After all people rely on their computers more then ever before.

The types of repair you can have done online are endless. Any were from operating system repairs such as XP or Vista related issues, virus and spyware removal, Printer installs, Network setups, anything that does not have to do with hard ware replacement can be done online now a days. Even diagnostics like detecting bad hardware parts can be done.

There are many reasons to have your computer repaired online. One of the biggest to most people is the fact that you can have your computer repaired then and there. No waiting around. Another one is the price point. Places like this remote computer repair company repair computers for half of what most retail computer repair shops charge. Besides the savings more and more Americans are aware of their carbon foot print. By having your computer repaired online you are cutting down on your carbon foot print because you are not having to drive all over or have a tech drive out to your house.

Some things to watch out for is to ensure the company you go with has a good reputation. Be sure to ask were the company is based and if they are industry certified.

Most remote computer repair companies use remote screen sharing software. This is a very secure way to have your computer repaired. In a nut shell it will allow the computer tech to remote into your computer only once. This way they can repair the issue and then after that they will not be able to remote back in.

If you have never used this kind of service before it’s well worth a look. It’s very cool to have someone work on your computer and you watch them move around and all you have to do is sit back and sip your coffee.…

Sony Ericsson K810i – Ace Shooter …

Over the years, Sony Ericsson has earned a world-wide acclaim by designing some of the most efficient and user-friendly gadgets. Consequently, Sony Ericsson emerged as a big name in the world of mobile phones with lots to offer. All the new handsets from Sony Ericsson are studded with the latest technologies and also add a lot in your overall style. Moreover, Sony Ericsson has been offering some special features in its gadgets and these things have become quite popular among users. For photography lovers, Sony Ericsson offers its K-series, which is studded with amazing camera phones. Beside, all these phones are duly endowed with various other essential features. The Sony Ericsson K810i also belongs to the category of these camera phones, which are all set to replace your digicams.

The Sony Ericsson K810i is a fully loaded sharp shooter, which lets you enjoy photography with the ultimate precision. As it comes under the CYBER-SHOT range, it has been endowed with various significant camera features. On the other hand, it is quite easy to carry around, as it weighs only 103.5 grams and looks truly enticing. If we talk about its camera features, this gadget is definitely the one good thing with loads to offer. It's camera artillery is comprised of a 3.2 mega pixels camera with various other exciting features like digital zoom, xenon flash, red eye reduction, and auto focus – just decide upon your perfect moment and treasure it with the ultimate precision. To make all this possible, this phone is endowed with an image stabilizer feature, which is supported by the anti blur technology to add that clarity in all those pictures. Furthermore, you can also capture all the live action with its video recording feature. With so much to offer in camera features, the Sony Ericsson K800i is definitely a delight to have.

Although, its a camera phone, but the Sony Ericsson K800i offers a lot in other features also. It comes with an inbuilt music player, which can play all your favorite tracks in various file formats such as AAC, AAC + and MP3.You can also enjoy music by its PlayNow feature. As being a 3G phone, the Sony Ericsson K800i also provides swift access to Internet, RSS feeds and other compatible features. So, bring your Sony Ericsson K800i and shoot all the desired targets with precision. …