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You can find your Wireless Network Key on Virgin Media Wireless Router

We have a new netbook computer, and don't know where to find network key, which is needed to setup wireless connection.

A network key may also be called WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) key.

A wireless network key is a security feature that prevents unauthorized users from accessing a wireless network. An unprotected network is an unlocked virtual door, anybody within range can piggyback on the network undetected.

I use Virgin media broadband with a Virgin media wireless router, this router has a WPA key taped on the router, that WPA key is an English word consisting of 10 letters.

To tape network key on the router is a good idea, because we may never lose or forget a wireless network key as long as we possess the router.

Dreams of four years old, what's in her head?

The other night, Brenda couldn't sleep, and came to sleep in my bed. She lay down in another side, and started snoring straight away.

Then I heard she singing, "Twinkle, Twinkle, little star...", next morning, I reminded her that she slept singing last night. She remembered it, and told me she had a dream, "a party in the zoo," she said, "lot of people play instruments, so I sing along."

Last night, she sneaked in my room again, and said she couldn't sleep. I asked why she couldn't sleep. "I dream horrible dreams every night," she said, "In my dream, I had a piece of paper and a magic pencil, but the pencil was broken, so I couldn't draw!"

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UK earned citizenship provisions: commerce and transitional arrangements

The Bill was read the third time in the Parliament on 14 July 2009.

The Minister for Borders and Immigration Phil Woolas:

... I told the Committee that I would return to the issue.The original clause 39 was found not to be acceptable. Itrust that Government amendment 17, tabled in thename of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, alongside assurances that I intend to give the House will address the concerns raised by hon. Members about transitional arrangements. I am also announcing today that, as part of our package of transitional measures, we have decided that to give those who are currently inthe UK on a route to settlement time to adjust to the new system,we will allow the earned citizenship provisions to commence in July 2011.

... New clause 7 attempts to reinstate much of the old clause 39. It would provide for a one-year period after commencement in which migrants may apply for indefinite leave to remain or for citizenship under the current rules.

... We have also made it clear …

Why do we need professors if educators are facilitators?

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Recent educational theories from constructive learning theory to active learning and deep learning shift the responsibility of learning to students and degrade educators to facilitators. These modern theories emphasize that learning is an active process and people learn through their experiences. For example, social constructivism encourages the learner to arrive at his version of the truth, influenced by his background, culture or previous experience.

It is not rare in today's higher education and further education that a professor starts a class with an empty flip chart paper, chairs a group discussion, records brainstorming ideas, and concludes the lesson with a filled flip chart.

Having received most of my higher eduation in a conventional way of lecture delivery, I absolutely hate the 'posh' way of learning and teaching through discussion and brainstorming on flipchart. I first came across this new way of teaching in workshops and some one-off softskill training activit…

Child in school has been diagnosed with suspected swine flu

Swine flu has been found in daughter's school , this is letter from the headteacher to all parents:

Dear Parent,

We are writing to inform you a child in school has been diagnosed with suspected swine flu that is circulating at the moment. The child is receiving treatment as a precautionary measure and is recovering well.

We want to reassure you that there is no need for concern. We have taken advice from the Health Protection Unit and the Local Authority. This swine flu is proving to be a mild disease and most affected children/adult are poorly for just a few days.

The school will remain open as normal. Closing the school is very unlikely to help to stop the spread of the flu virus as it is now spreading through the community outside schools. However, as a further measure, we advise children to use tissues, cover any coughs or sneezes and throw away used tissues in the bin and to was their hands.

Anti-viral medicine is only being given to those who have swine flu symptoms. It is not be…

Coat of arms and university logo

The coat of arms is the heraldic symbol of a university. The coat of arms is used in university seal to certify and validate official documents of the university.

In what situations are they used?

The coat of arms is an emblematic description of the founding of a university. The coat of arms or university seal are used only for official or ceremonial occasions of great formality. They are of a higher level of formality than a logo.

In general, they are used on invitations for formal university events, materials for commencement or accreditation, certificates, awards or commemorative pieces. They may also be associated with communications of the Executive Office. In addition, the university seal is used to imprint documents of student academic achievement, such as diplomas, certificates or transcripts. Such use is restricted to the Registrar.

There is only one university seal, for use by all its faculties, schools and departments. The Secretary of the University, as "Keeper of the …

Kid's Birthday Party

Parents hire kid's play center to celebrate their kid's birthday party instead of inviting other children to their own house. This is really a good idea. A lot of kid's activity venues in Derby.

The first invitation from Abi, she celebrated her birthday party in MacDonald. Parents left their children there and picked them up after party two hours later. I didn't know this, so I am the only one who stayed there drinking hot chocolate after coffee.

The next from Mason. He celebrated his birthday in Tubby Bear’s Play Den at Great Northern Road. It's an indoor soft play centre specially for children. Children have to wear socks to play, although if you forget they even have socks you can borrow! Brenda didn't want to wear socks as usual, and she fell over and hurt her knees at the bus stop. She felt miserable, and took long time to cheer herself up. She was caught barefeet on the slides when it was nearly the end of party, though. This is quite large place suitable …

J. M. Barrie's Little Minister

Reading J. M. Barrie's Little Minister. This love story has been so beautifully written, but with so many Scottish words. I have tried to look into dictionaries to find the meaning of these Scottish words and I wish there's a version with notes and translations.
It's because I'm police. I'm the first ane that has ever been in Thrums, and the very folk that appointed me at a crown a week looks upon me as a disgraced man for accepting.ane: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more ("`ane' is Scottish")
It's Gospel that my ain wife is short wi' me when I've on my uniform,though weel she kens that I would rather hae stuck to the loom if I hadna ha'en sic a queer richt leg.ain: belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
weel: well
ken: SCOTTISH ENGLISH, to know someone or something
hae: chiefly Scottish variant of have
I hadna ha'en sic a queer richt leg: Does this mean "I hadn&…

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From Sink to Sewer: Order a free Fat Trap

Being responsible about waste disposal in the home is very important, particularly when it comes to getting rid of fats, oils and greases (FOG).

Many people don't realise the harmful effects of pouring these down the drain, but FOG quickly solidifies when it hit the cool walls of the sewer and sticks to the side. Over time this builds up - preventing the normal flow of waste water and debris from passing through. With no way through, the waste water backs up in the system coming out of drains, sewers and potentially into your home.

You can help to do your bit to collect fats oils and greases in a container and dispose of them in the bin, not down the sink.

Fat Traps are suitable to collect any cooled kitchen fat you produce in the home. Your water supplier may have a free Fat Trap for you. If you are a Severn Trent Water customer, you can order a Fat Trap for your home by completing the form.

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