How To Reseed the Lawn

Come fall and all of us are busy reseeding our lawns, hoping to see the green turf in a few weeks. It is the only way to replace the brown, bare spots and replace that with a green turf. Learn in this article how to reseed your lawn so that it assumes a greener look.

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Need to Reseed the Lawn
Brown spots have taken over the best of your lawn and the once green lawn has turned completely brown. 

What should you do in such a case? Your lawn requires reseeding. Some other factors that will determine if your lawn needs reseeding are:
If you find almost half of your lawn grass dead.
If you find the lawn soft and spongy while walking on it.
If you find your lawn infested with fungus, weeds, insects, worms.
If you find brown patches or discolored spots instead of the green turf.

In case any of these conditions facing your lawn, have your soil tested to diagnose the problem and ensure that all the required mineral contents are intact. Making simple modifications too can help sometimes; however, try to reseed the lawn, which is one of the basic lawn care practice and can revive your lawn.

Learn About the Best Way to Reseed the Lawn
Who would not like to maintain a beautiful garden with lush green grass? And reseeding is the best way to revitalize your lawn. In fact, reseeding is the easiest way to adorn your garden or at least replace the dead, brown patches. It hardly takes about three weeks for the grass to come up. 

Best Time
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Although you can reseed in any season, fall and spring are considered the best conditions for reseeding, particularly in the United States. You would find fall as the best time to reseed the lawn for Americans. This season is considered superior because warm soil facilitates rapid germination, giving seedlings a longer time to mature. Else the summer heat and dryness would become mean longer time for the growth of grass. Moreover, weeds pose less threat in the fall. The cooler season is better suited for the growth of grass, as these conditions are not ideal for water evaporation.

Best Grass
When you reseed in the fall, avoid reseeding the same type of grass that has failed on your lawn. The nearby nursery staff that is familiar with the weather and soil condition in your area can guide you best in making the choice of grass to grow. You must identify whether you want to grow cool-season or warm-season grass.

Best Way to Reseed the Lawn
Before reseeding, rake up the lawn to remove the thatch and dead grass on your lawn. A durable double-duty broom rake would come in handy here. While the sharp teeth are ideal for removing the thatch, the protruding side prepares the soil for reseeding. Aerating the lawn is ideal for reseeding. You can apply nutrient-rich compost, including nitrogen, lime, phosphorus, and potash, to the area to prepare it for the growth of new seeds. Adding peat before reseeding would help in the quick germination of seeds and lay a healthy foundation for your turf. 

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In case of summer drought, you could soak the grass so that the dehydrated soil gets the adequate water and moisture penetrates deeper to counteract the problem.  Doing this, ensure that you avoid watering to the point of run-off, which would otherwise move clusters of grass seeds to greater depths, leaving uncovered spots at higher level. You can use a manual seed spreader to reseed the lawn, which would ensure that the seeds are dispersed evenly. Press the seeds into the ground so that these are not visible for any animal or bird to spoil. Your hard work would certainly pay off if you prevent the seeds from birds and animals. Sprinkle water on the area immediately after reseeding. 

On a routine basis, do not forget watering the lawn daily so that the soil retains enough moisture for the seeds to sprout and grass to grow. Or you could also use polyethylene plastic sheets to cover the reseeded areas to retain the moisture in the soil. Routinely monitor the reseeded covered area closely and remember to take off the sheet when you spot the first seedlings. Else it would pose risk to the growth of the grass, as it would kill the seeds in no time. Even after removing the polyethylene plastic sheet, remember to water the area to ensure moisture in the soil. Continue watering until the grass grows three inches tall. 

Now you have a green turf in your lawn, something you have always loved boasting about. Mow your newly grown grass regularly and take good care of it to remain the envy of your neighbor’s eye!

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Steps To Fix a Leaf Blower

You cannot simply throw away your leaf blower if it stops functioning properly. But you are unaware about how to fix a leaf blower. Stop wondering and continue reading this article that throws light on the ways to fix your old leaf blower.

Learning How to Fix a Leaf Blower
Leaf blowers are the best means to getting rid of the litter in your yard. These powerful machines not only vacuum the litter, but also mulch them for easy disposal. If your leaf blower develops a snag, will you throw it away? No, you cannot and should not, because it can be easily repaired. You don’t need to be a technician to repair your leaf blower. No matter which leaf blower type you are using - whether a motor-driven hand-held model or a back-pack engine- driven unit, the following tips on how to fix a leaf blower will help you get your leaves moving again in case of a problem.

Diagnose Problem
First, you must identify whether the problem lies with vacuum or impeller. In most of the cases, the vacuum tube is clogged and does not perform well. Ensure that no litter clogs the tube. Sometimes in the case of motor-driven device, the power cable isn’t working. In case of engine-driven machine, the empty gas tank might be the cause of the snag. In such a case, ensure that the gas tank is never empty, especially when the blower is ready for use.

Required Equipment for Repair
Before beginning with the repair work, some of the following tips will come in handy:
Leaf blower manual
Hand gloves
Screwdriver
Clean cloth
Required replacement part
Lubricant
Epoxy resin

Tips on How to Fix a Leaf Blower
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Wear gloves to ensure that you do not end up hurting yourself in the process. Keep the leaf blower manual handy before going ahead with the leaf blower repair project.
If the problem lies with the clogged vacuum tube, shut down the blower to clear that up immediately. After the power is shut, remove the vacuum tube and clear up the litter. Here the leaf blower manual on removing the tube will come handy.
If you find cracks in the impeller housing, you must repair it. First clean the area with brake cleaner. You can also use a sandpaper to roughen the area so that the crack opens up and can be filled up with metal-impregnated epoxy resin. Keep it for drying for some time so that it sticks firmly. Thereafter, use the sandpaper again to smoothen the area.
If the impeller is giving problem, it might be broken. You must replace it then. The leaf blower manual will guide you how to unscrew the cover. After unscrewing the cover, lift it off and replace it with another one of the same size.
If your petrol leaf blower does not start, check if there is petrol in the blower. However, if you find enough petrol for the blower to start, check its power outlets, cords and switches. If any of these is cracked, there is no other way than to replace them.
If your electric motor-driven device isn’t working, check the power cable for damage. Ensure that the power is on at the outlet. If this isn’t the case, the problem might lie in a faulty switch or motor.
If you sense some problem with vibration, it might be due to a loose part. Ensure that all the parts are screwed tightly and in their respective places.

Besides, ensure that you keep your leaf blower clean. You can use a lubricant to clean the interior of the machine to help it function properly. Always remove any litter from the blower so that it does not clog the tube, creating problems in the proper functioning of the instrument. However, if the aforementioned tips do not solve the problem, then the need of the hour is to take your leaf blower to a repair shop. After all, some maintenance is necessary to ensure that the leaf blower continues to clear the debris in your lawn and keep it clean.

Your Guide to Keeping Your Leaf Blower in Good Shape
A properly functioning leaf blower is essential to keeping your lawn healthy and clear from any debris, and this article is your guide to keeping your leaf blower in good shape. It is necessary that you catch the problem in its initial stage before it escalates. This will save your time and money and keep your leaf blower healthy for years to come. Always keep your leaf blower manual handy before going ahead with the repair project.



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Sachin Tendulkar Announces Retirement

Master Blaster or Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar has announced retirement from test cricket. The star batsman has declared that he will say it quits after playing his 200th test. The announcement will deal a heavy blow to the Indian cricket team, which has been relying heavily on this genius. The God of cricket, as Sachin is fondly called in India, has already taken retirement from ODIs and IPL.

Ever since India won the World Cup, all eyes have been on Sachin, who had always dreamed of winning the biggest cricket event. Critics have been eagerly awaiting his retirement decision.

In Sachin's words, "All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day."

Without doubt, Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest cricketer India has ever produced. As one of his greatest fans, I am writing with a heavy heart, because cricket to me begins with Sachin. In fact, I started watching cricket for Sachin when I knew nuts about the rules of the game. It was Sachin's classic cover drives and exceptional talent that taught me why cricket was such an exciting game and why Sachin himself was an entertainer.

As a keen follower of Sachin, I admire him for his every single achievement for cricket in general and Indian cricket in particular. He has innumerable mammoth records for his successors and fellow cricket players to imitate and break. However, most of his records seem unbreakable. Can anyone break Sachin's records? I doubt it!

After Sachin's retirement, the world of cricket will still look up to him and admire his cricketing achievements and wonder that such a genius was ever born to play for India. Sachin Tendulkar has been an inspiration and idol for many. The best cricketer in the world, as his opponents call him, has many firsts to his credit -

  •  the first cricketer to score 200 runs in ODI
  • the cricketer with maximum runs in both forms of the game
  • first cricketer to score 100th century in the game
  • most number of centuries in Tests – 51.
  • maximum number of centuries in ODIs – 49
  • maximum number of man of the match awards (62) in one dayers
  • highest number of man of the series awards (17) in one dayers
  • best average for man of the matches in one dayers
  • the first player to score 10,000–11,000–12,000–13,000–14,000–15,000–16,000–17,000–18,000 runs in the one day internationals
  • only cricketer to score 14,000–15,000–16,000–17,000 and 18,000 run marks in one day internationals
  • highest run getter in World Cups (2,278 - 56.95)
  • maximum man of the match awards in World cups.
  • maximum runs in the 1996 World cup – 523 runs - average 87.16
  • maximum runs in 2003 World cup – 673 runs 
  • maximum Fifties in ODIs – 96
  • greatest number of 50+ scores in one dayers – 145 (49 hundreds and 96 Fifties).
  • the first to score over 100 innings of 50+ runs in one dayers
  • maximum number of test appearances  – 198
  • maximum number of ODI appearances – 463
  • first to accomplish the all-round feat of 10,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches
  • Is the only cricketer to have made three scores of more than 175 
  • Is the only cricketer with five scores of more than 150 
  • has the record for getting 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year on maximum number of occasions – 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007
  • has scored more than 1,000 runs against all major Cricketing nations in ODIs
  • has played with 866 players (including teammates and opponents) – highest for any player in ODI 
  • has most scores in 90s: 18 .
  • involved in maximum number of 99 century partnerships 
  • the first to score 3,000 runs against his opponent (scored 3,077 runs against Australia) and Sri Lanka (3,113 runs)
  • quickest to reach 10,000 runs in only 259 innings
  • has the highest batting average among other batsmen with 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • only Indian cricketer to have scored a century in his ODI captaincy debut (scored 110 v Sri Lanka at Colombo - 1996).
  • first Indian to score 100 runs and capture four wickets in the same ODI (he achieved this feat against Australia at Dhaka on 28 October 1998).
  • first batsman to score more than 50 hundreds in international cricket
  • first batsman to score more than 75 hundreds in international cricket
  • has the maximum overall runs in cricket, including ODIs, Tests, and Twenty20s 
  • has maximum number of stadium appearances -90
  • has scored centuries against all test playing countries
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Tendulkar was the top-scorer for India on a maximum number of 129 occasions in ODIs. He is the only batsman watching whom Sir Don Bradman relived his cricketing life. Don Bradman said that he felt Sachin's batting style reminded him of his technique and compactness.

His batting exploits throughout his cricketing career are phenomenal. But I specially love his Sharjah storm innings - the way he batted that night was sublime. It appeared as if God was batting for India.


Sachin Tendulkar's National honors
With so many achievements to his credit, Sachin Tendulkar has won several awards:

  • Arjuna Award
  • Padma Shri,1999
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 1997–98
  • Maharashtra Bhushan 
  • Padma Vibhushan, 2008


  • I and most of Sachin's fans hope and pray that our favorite cricketer gets the much deserved Bharat Ratna for all the stunning achievements made for his country.There can never be another Sachin, and thus the country must acknowledge his tremendous feats and award him the most prestigious national award.

    As a Sachin fan, I wish my best cricketer continues to be the light in darkness for Indian cricket even after his retirement from all forms of the game. All the best Sachin. May you have all the happiness in the world!

    Yes, I cannot imagine cricket without Sachin and Sachin without cricket!! God alone knows if I ever will watch cricket again once Sachin hangs up his boots!

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    Guide to Pruning Oak Trees

    All of us love strong, healthy, and beautiful plants, but do you know that to get attractive plants, pruning and training hold utmost importance, and oak is no different. This article will throw light on how to prune and train a live oak tree to help you get a healthy plant.

    Learn How to Prune and Train a Live Oak Tree
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    We prune trees to make them look attractive. Understanding of the basics of pruning can help you get a beautiful oak tree. Ornamental trees, such as oak, need additional care and caution during pruning, which helps increase the timber value and augment fruit and flower production. 

    Necessity of Pruning Oak Tree
    Pruning for health implies removal of insect-infested wood. It also involves tapering the crown in order to help aeration to reduce any type of pest problems. It is also the removal of crossing or bisecting branches. This is to ensure that proper growth of a strong tree structure, which negates the likelihood of damage due to inclement weather. Remember, the removal of broken and damaged limbs heals wounds. This in turn helps boost the strength and longevity of plants.
    Pruning for safety implies removal of loose branches that might fall under pressure and cause injury, removing stretched branches that obstruct utility lines, and trimming long branches that block streets, roads, or driveways.
    Pruning for aesthetics implies improving the form and appearance of trees. It also implies augmenting fruit or flower production.

    Proper Tools Required to Prune and Train an Oak Tree
    Most of the oak tree species can grow quite high and thus require pruning to maintain health and ensure longevity. If you know how to prune and train a live oak tree yourself, then you must be aware of the need for proper pruning tools. Using proper tools and information on pruning techniques will ensure health and aesthetic beautify of your oak tree. 

    Remember that the tools basically depend on the size of the branches to be pruned. While hand pruners should be used for small branches, pruning saw is a better option if the branches are over 3 inches in diameter. For branches larger than 4 inches, you need a chain saw. Remember to keep safety equipment with you. It always comes in handy to have safety equipment while pruning. You never know when wound dressing might be required to prevent constant sap flow.

    Learn When to Prune and Train an Oak Tree
    Prune and train your oak tree any time between November and March, just before spring. The late dormant season is appropriate for pruning of oaks. This will ensure that any wounds will be exposed for a short period, as new growth will initiate the wound sealing process. Avoid pruning in summers, as oak trees can attract small beetles, which are the primary culprits behind the spread of oak wilt fungus disease. Thus avoid oak wilt disease from afflicting your oaks by not pruning them between April and July. In case oaks must be pruned during this time, ensure proper wound dressing to prevent the scent of freshly cut wood from attracting beetles. Also, avoid pruning during rainy or humid season.

    Basics of How to Prune and Train a Live Oak Tree
    Pruning is the best way to maintain a healthy and attractive plant. Pruning must be begun when the oak tree is still young, as removal of bigger branches later might take the form of a major operation, which might even result in deformation of the tree.

    Pruning Young Oak Trees
    Begin pruning to give shape to young trees; however, remember not to chop off the leader. 
    Remove lower branches to get a raised crown.
    Remove crossing branches or those that spread toward the tree center. 
    Remove the branches narrowly spaced on the trunk. 
    Pruning Well-Built Oak Trees
    Large established oak trees must be pruned for:
    Crown Thinning: It is the removal of branches spread throughout the crown. This is to ensure better light penetration and airflow for a healthy tree structure. 
    Crown Raising: It is the removal of lower branches to create ample space above sidewalks, streets, or driveways. 
    Crown Reduction: It is the removal of larger branches to restrict rise in height.  Removing more than the required lower branches will obstruct the growth of a strong stem. The pruning cut should be made at a lateral branch.
    Pruning Small Branches
      Cut 1/4 inch above the bud to shorten either a branch or twig. 
      Prune above the bud that faces the exterior of a plant. This will force the new branch to spread only in that direction.

    Pruning Large Branches
    When removing large branches, it is important to avoid tearing the bark; thus three to four cuts are necessary to ensure that the bark remains secure. The first cut should be made underneath the branch and more than 18 inches away from the trunk. The second cut must be made one inch further on the branch. 
    Before severing the branch from the main stem, it is important to identify the branch collar. Ensure that only branch tissue is removed and no stub is left. Leaving the branch collar intact after pruning will ensure quicker and effective wound sealing. This will ensure that the stem tissue will not decay. Make an undercut through the branch and then sever it.

    Know How to Treat Pruning Wounds
    Everybody knows that trees combat invasion by pests and pathogens through sap, resin, and gums; however, only a few of us are aware of the fact that excessive sap flow can weaken trees, very much like excessive bleeding in humans. At times when oaks are wounded from storms or pruning or other unforeseen mechanical wounds, they require immediate wound dressing. However, extra care must be taken during wound dressings, as they are unnecessary in most of the cases and can even be detrimental. 

    Wound dressing does not in any way prevent decay or treat infectious diseases. Instead it might affect the protective benefits provided by tree gums or resins, thus preventing wounds from healing as quickly as they might have healed naturally. However, wound dressing is certainly effective in preventing trees from pathogens and insect transmission of certain diseases, especially oak wilt. In such cases, prefer using latex to oil-based paint. 

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    How Metabolic Diet Helps Diabetes

    While suffering from a chronic condition like diabetes, you must choose a diet that complements your physical and metabolic requirements well and controls your blood glucose levels.  Management of Type 2 diabetes and the metabolic diet are correlated. How? Please read further.

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    Importance of Controlling Type 2 Diabetes and the Metabolic Diet
    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires you to keep a constant watch on your blood sugar levels and control your diet, because your body is not in a condition to regulate blood glucose effectively. Metabolic diet is a strategy of eating foods tailored to your ancestral genetic type and metabolic classification.

    For a diabetic, eating healthier food is a great way to do less harm to their bodies. Being a diabetic, it is extremely important for you to control your intake of carbohydrates, which are known to be easily digested by the body, thus immediately raising the blood glucose levels in the body. According to the American Diabetes Association, in type 2 diabetes, the body finds it difficult to properly regulate blood sugar, thus highlighting the importance of a carb-controlled approach. The metabolic diet has comprises everything that makes it suitable for type 2 diabetics.

    According to the American Diabetes Association, there is ample evidence that both low-carb and low-fat calorie diets help in weight loss over a year. The ADA recommends that besides a low cab and low fat calorie diet, increased physical activity and sustained, moderate weight loss are important for people suffering from diabetes. A low carb diet is based on these recommendations and ensures fat loss through ketosis, under which the body begins using additional fat as fuel due to low carb consumption. This ensures prevention of complications related to type 2 diabetes and the metabolic diet, mirroring the recommendations of low-carb diet, provides satiety as well as all essential nutrients to the body, besides helping treat obesity.

    Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
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    Metabolic syndrome is a combination of several symptoms, including high blood pressure, obesity, high blood fat levels and the body's inability to metabolize sugar, which pose a risk of cardiovascular and related diseases as well as type 2 diabetes. Therefore, maintaining a diet that limits intake of carbohydrates and reduces dependence on red meats and poultry will help fight metabolic syndrome and reduce chances of type 2 diabetes

    Metabolic Diet Constituents
    Complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, whole grain bread and unrefined sugars, are part of your metabolic diet and will help you lose extra fat, because in the absence of carbohydrates, the body would be forced to utilize the excess fat stores for energy. This means that the excess fat would dissolve and no longer threaten the heart. Diabetics are more prone to heart disease than non-diabetics, and limiting the intake of saturated fats can help reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Metabolic diet analyzes your physical appearance, food reactions, dietary preferences and psychological profile to determine whether you have a slow or fast oxidizing metabolism.

    Metabolic diet stresses intake of proteins, such as nuts, meats, eggs, fish and poultry, besides non-starchy vegetables in the form of lettuce, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, cabbage. Metabolic diet recommends increasing your dependence on fiber foods, such as whole grains, legumes, beans, and fruits and green vegetables, and reducing intake of red meats and poultry.

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    For diabetics, metabolic diet holds importance, as the metabolic syndrome is considered a precursor to diabetes, especially because of threatening symptoms, such as high blood sugar, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and apple-shaped body. Making proper food choices can prove to be extremely helpful for type 2 diabetes and the metabolic diet will be like a blessing in disguise in this regard, as it promotes weight loss and helps check insulin fluctuations.

    Consulting Dietician
    Diabetics should never consider starting a diet recommended to somebody else; the best precaution is to consult your physician and dietician, who would determine your diet based on your biochemical and metabolic factors to ensure that the diet helps control type 2 diabetes.
    Type 2 diabetes management is all about regulating your blood glucose levels; thus by recommending removal of a significant amount of carbs, which are a key source of blood glucose, from your diet, the metabolic diet helps regulate blood sugar levels.

    Fighting Type 2 Diabetes and The Metabolic Diet Importance
    Exercise and diet regimen are key to fighting type 2 diabetes and the metabolic diet importance originates from fighting the metabolic syndrome, which is correlated to diabetes. Metabolic diet is your answer to preventing type 2 diabetes to a great extent. Consulting your dietician before joining any dietary regimen is a must.

    Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is no substitute to a registered dietician's prescription. Always consult your dietician, nutritionist, or physician before making any dietary, exercise or medication changes. 

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    Female Foeticide: When Girls Are No Longer Needed

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    The statistics of female foeticide are rising in India.

    An increasing number of unborn girl children are being killed in the womb.

    Are we living in a world where daughters are no longer wanted? If you kill your unborn daughters in the womb, you are a culprit in the most serious crime. Allow your daughters to come to this world and make it a beautiful place to live in by teaching your boys/sons to respect the fairer sex. Both genders are creations of the same lord! So why bereave the birth of a daughter? Give your daughters the freedom to express and explore her. She will change the world! Remember, she is your best friend even in adversity!

    The blame for these killings lies heavily on parents, who prefer to snatch life away from their unborn daughters, not allowing them to enter this world.

    But are the culprits being punished? No, these criminals are moving scot-free, without remorsing over the fact that they have taken a life.




    Yes, some parents are cruel enough to kill their daughters merely for the want of a boy. I am saddened at the rising female infanticide statistics that portray a sad picture of the number of girls killed in the womb of their mothers. But how can parents be so cruel? How can a mother be so cruel?
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    If my writeup does stir up your emotions, it is my earnest request to take a resolve to do all you can to save the girl child.

    Female foeticide is a curse - seeing this crime happen before you amounts to participating in it.

    Let us not be an accomplice in this heinous crime against the girl child and save the future of this country by shielding our daughters! Are you ready? What suggestions do you have to safeguard the daughters of this land?

    All would-be parents must take a resolve not to participate in this crime and also not let such criminal acts take place in front of their eyes. Are you prepared to take cudgels in your hands to save your daughters?

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    How Do You Define Computer Ethics

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    Everybody talks of ethics, but computer ethics is a comparatively new term, which is fast becoming popular because of the large-scale software piracy spree.  In today’s world of hackers and pirates, all of us are somehow involved in internet piracy.
    How? Read further…

    What are Computer Ethics?
    If you think that ethics are all about living a more moral and principled life, you must practice the same everywhere, even in the computer field, where sooner or later, you would face a dilemma concerning software piracy. When we talk about computer ethics, software piracy reflects our mind first of all, followed by pornography, unauthorized access to somebody else’s computer, and hacking. So what are computer ethics?  Much like the moral code of conduct in routine matters, computer ethics deal with the conduct shown by computer professionals and common computer users in operating computer and internet.

    Understanding Importance of Computer Ethics and Software Piracy Protection
    Computer ethics are increasingly becoming important because of the rising number of cyber crime issues, including software piracy, unauthorized access, pornography, and hacking. The widespread popularity and use of the Internet has given rise to a number of cyber crime issues and concerns about user privacy. Various computing applications are tampered with to invade into other’s privacy. Malware, spyware, freeware, and browser cookies are some of the notorious computing applications that have spurred the debate of importance of ethical behavior in technology.

    What is Software Piracy?
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    The duplication of computer programs is one of the most pressing computer ethical concerns these days. Commonly known as software piracy, it is the illegal duplication and distribution of software or computer programs and is related to copyright infringement or violation. Also deemed as an illegal trade, the business of software piracy is booming, thanks to our misunderstanding of computer ethics.
    In simple terms, online piracy is:


    • Illegally using the copy of a single-licensed version.
    • Cloning a computer application or copyrighted software.
    • Illegally generating a registration key, thus turning an evaluation version into a licensed version.
    • Illegally uploading a licensed version of a computer application on the World Wide Web to make it easily accessible for downloading.


    Do you know how much efforts and time computer professionals put in developing a piece of software? Do you know when you buy a piece of copied software in the market or download it illegally, it is an offense? Doing this, you are committing a felony and working against computer ethics and marginalizing the hard work, efforts, and time put in developing computer applications. This is a kind of discouragement for the computer fraternity, which discourages them and denies them the fair payment they so readily deserve. This can even scuttle the growth of the flourishing world of information technology. Is it not our moral responsibility to prevent the loss of revenue to the creators of various computer applications? But, how?
    Computer Ethics

    There are copyright laws governing the protection of illegal copying and duplication of software. We must realize the importance of computer ethics and software piracy protection by preventing the unethical business of software hackers and pirates from proliferating. It becomes our moral responsibility to check software piracy and learn the importance of computer ethics.

    Let us shun our habit of taking the virtual world less serious than the real world and use technology constructively. Computer is a great invention and we must understand the importance of computer ethics and software piracy protection to enjoy the benefits of information technology and not let any kind of software piracy proliferate.

    Learn Importance of Computer Ethics and Software Piracy Protection

    In this age of fast developing information technology, it is vital to learn the importance of computer ethics and software piracy protection to secure the future of virtual world. Ensure understanding of computer ethics because nobody wins with internet piracy, instead the developers of computer applications and software packages are the worst sufferers. Practicing computer ethics would ensure a commitment to the safe future of the information technology world.

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