Seamless Sinks, a Great Idea For Your Kitchen Improvement

The latest modern materials are creating a quiet revolution in the kitchen, with ever more affordable options of previously unheard of quality and value. This does not only go for kitchen worktops, where cutting techniques have put granite into the affordable bracket for many, and where quartz has quietly gained market share for it’s convenience, hardwearing ruggedness and simple good looks.Modern manufacturing techniques have also improved the way that sinks are made – and for this article we’ll be looking at Corian sinks, and how they can add some wow to your kitchen.Corian is manufactured by Dupont and is a completely synthetic material resembling stone. It has some great properties that really should make it worth considering even for a sink.It is completely non-porous so will not soak in water that can help breed bacteria. That also makes it rather stain resistant. It is also very tough – hard as rock, and because it is a ‘solid surface’ material it can have scratches polished out and even repaired with new sections.And here is where it gets interesting for architects and kitchen designer: it can be thermoformed: in other words, melted. This enables seamless joints between Corian surfaces… including your worktop and your sink.While there are advantages to having a stainless steel sink, including superb stain resistance and ease of replacement, a Corian sink and worktop solution does have some great things going for it.For a start, the joins between different surfaces are a great place for muck and bacteria to lurk in, and a seamless sink is just so much easier to clean. Next there is aesthetics… A corian worktop and sink combination has a sleek modern look to it that has plenty of wow-factor. Uncluttered, clean elegant lines while not at home in a country farmhouse, just look amazing in a modern kitchen.Corian sinks come in four colours: glacier white, cameo white, bone and vanilla and can be fitted in a “Seamless” or “Classical” way. Seamless is when all surfaces are flush, and Classical is when there is a slight over hang of the worktop to the sink.As an option too, there is a combination model featuring a Corian bowl with a stainless steel base that is suitable for applications where chemicals, bleaching agents or dyes might be used.So, when planning the design of your new modern kitchen, have a think about fitting a Corian worktop and sink, it might be just the ultra-modern clean and sleek look you need!

Computer Forensics Investigators – What Do They Do?

Computer forensics courses may be new to some of us out there. One of the reasons may be because the course is not made known to the public as much as a career such as doctors, nurses, teachers and policemen. Everyone knows what forensics is but what they do not know are the branches in forensics and this course is one of the branches.Technology is getting more and more advance each day and the job scope gets larger and larger each and every single day. Investigation involves investigating the possible crimes at any crime scenes involving the use of computers or any digital devises as evidence. Here, you may find the basic things that an investigator does. Investigator first needs to prepare evidence and chain of custody forms.
Evidence forms will contain the name of the device, the measurements, model, and serial numbers. This form is to ensure that there will be no confusions of devices and that particular device is for one particular case and will not be mixed up.
Chain of custody forms answers the five questions of “what”, “when”, “who”, “where”, “why” and “how” of the particular evidence.
After filling up those forms, the investigator will have to analyse on how to retrieve the data from the device. There are several things that a computer forensic investigator has to follow and below are a few examples:
not to boot a computer when it is off
not to off a computer when it is on
protect the evidence from getting destroyed by using a write protection software
When analyzing the data, the investigator has to make sure that every section of the device is checked. If it is regarding an email account, the data obtained has to be not only from the inbox but also sent files, drafts, spam mails, trash bins and other links provided by the email address provider. If it is the whole computer, then there is the necessity to check the temp files, recycle bin, recent link file, internet history, printed files, and also retrieve deleted files by using trustworthy software.

Conflict and Technology – Who is to Blame – Man Or Machine?

We’ve all heard the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people!” So, with this statement extrapolated can we also apply it to other technology advances that kill people? For instance; Landmines do not kill people. Atomic Bombs do not kill people. Automobiles do not kill people. Is it the technology which is bad or the human element we have to watch out for?Not long ago a gentleman emailed into a think tank after reading an article about Conflict and Technology which essentially pointed a finger at mankind and their inherent problems and let technology off the hook for the deaths that it happened to cause. This gentleman asked three simple questions. Indeed, perhaps we might discuss them;

Would you say the splitting of the atom had a good impact on society rather than a bad one?

Would you say that the discovery of fossil fuel and the advent of the combustible engine were worth “it”?

Also, do you think we could have still had the advancements in the surgical fields without any of the aforementioned?
Okay, let me share with you some thoughts from my perspective. First, I am pro-nuclear power. And I am pro-microwave ovens, even if I wouldn’t want to cook a secret Cheese Cake recipe in one, they are great for many things. I also like communicating on this little human invention we call the Internet, ARPA predecessor to DARPA. I like Jet Aircraft Travel too.So, I’d say splitting of the Atom has led to many great innovations (energy as an example) and understanding of how things are. Of course, my grandfather was a nuclear physicist, so, I am good on that. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were unfortunate, but history agrees that it ended the war and actually saved lives. And yes, I know the victorious army always re-writes history, but it is a good point.The invention of the reciprocating engine is a great way to get lots of power in a small motor. Coal, Kerosene, Oil, yes, all good, and it sure beats burning wood to boil water to make steam to have an energy form you can use to do work, right? Are there better ways to do things, more efficient means of converting energy to the proper form to do work, sure there are and as mankind progresses and learns more, they’ll figure it out.There would be innovation in the surgical fields without all the other technologies, yes, I believe this to be true, but, I would submit to you that the combination is what really makes things fly. Perhaps, this is why it is worthy to discuss Ray Kurzweil and his theories on the “Singularity” as when you take computer science, bio-science, new materials, nano-technology, alternative energy, and combine them all, well, wow!You have a bunch of different areas of innovation coming together at once, thus Moore’s Law seems almost indefinite. The future comes, technology is good. Now with that said will some of this new technology be used to for war? Unfortunately, we know it will, but we must look back at history and note that technology built for conflict has considerably advanced the human species in so many ways. So think on this.