Hello there! My name is Chloe a newbie here. I am currently looking for a health & safety advisor. It was my pleasure to give some information. Thank you!

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Hi all, I'm currently thinking about how to make a thread safe queue. Specified as such: [LIST] [*]Single reader [*]Multiple writers [*]Dynamically sized [*]Suitable for both a reader sleeping on a queue or as a polled queue [/LIST] So what I'm looking at so far (pseudo)code wise is the following [code] #define unsigned long u32_t; struct stElement { u32_t size; u32_t* pData; }; class clTSQueue { public: void SetSleepSignal( signal* _signal); /* signal so the reader can sleep on this Q */ void Push( stElement* _element ); stElement* Pop( void ); u32_t GetNumElements( void ); /* if not sleeping on …

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Code Snippet 1/3=0 eliminator

This function I did to improve calculator program by eliminating problems with Pythons problem of dividing integer with integer and giving integer division result.

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Hi I have a static collection class being observed by a number of observers. The objects in the collection are updated when events occur in a 3rd party application and to which the class subscribes. I inform the observers about any changes to the collection, or objects within the collection, by raising an event and passing the object that has changed. I can see that I may run into threading issues with this approach because observers and the 3rd party application all have access to the same object reference. I would be grateful for advice on how to make this …

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According to Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, safety is the social networking site's top priority. Indeed, he [URL="http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=381246352130"]says[/URL] that his team are dedicated to "creating an environment where people can connect and share comfortably" and has revealed a redesigned Safety Centre which provides new safety resources for parents, educators, teens and members of the law enforcement community. However, there's one thing missing, a big red thing with the word [B]PANIC[/B] stamped on it. That's right, despite high profile campaigning by various child safety groups across the UK, Facebook still has no big red panic button. Sullivan insists that Facebook …

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As Safer Internet Day comes to a close, one expert in the field warns that there can be no safety without security. John Colley is managing director of [URL="http://www.isc2.org/"](ISC)2[/URL], a non profit organisation which runs a program helping volunteers visit schools, clubs and parent evenings. They also support council appointed e-safety officers in their efforts to promote Internet Safety and Security. He says, "We must realise that it is the young people that continue to use the internet in new ways and take risks in a world where their parents and teachers are ill-equipped to guide them. Children are only …

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Hi, I am quite new to the world of computers and am looking for some advice. I have a Server which is networked to 5 other machines. On this server we have private databases etc and i would like to password specific folders or indeed the whole hard drive of the server so only the said machines can access the server. I don't have a clue where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated. many thanks Oli

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According to a survey by [URL="http://www.BroadbandChoices.co.uk"]BroadbandChoices.co.uk[/URL], most parents in the UK are not actively monitoring what their kids are up to when using the Internet. In fact, while 40 percent of kids between the ages of 11 and 16 use Facebook and MySpace, 45 percent make new friends in chatrooms and 48 percent regularly download stuff online. Yet 84 percent of parents say they prefer to rely upon 'verbal agreements' to ensure that their children are able to surf safely. The fact that parents do not apparently know what their kids are downloading could be problematical in the UK as …

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Yesterday was, so am I told, [URL="http://www.saferinternet.org"]Safer Internet Day 2008[/URL]. A global initiative driven by the likes of the Virtual Global Taskforce (a network of law enforcement agencies around the planet that work to protect kids online and make the Internet a safer place) and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre here in the UK for example. The notion of getting the message across to a wider audience and ensuring kids are safe online is to be applauded, but the concept of a Safer Internet Day is all wrong in my opinion. What is needed is for the …

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So a US Federal Judge says that [URL="http://www.myspace.com/"]MySpace [/URL]is legally protected from any liability as a result of external criminal acts that have been committed by people misrepresenting themselves to other MySpace users. Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western district of Texas ruled that the 1996 Communications Decency Act excludes web providers and ‘information intermediaries’ from the action of their members when it comes to criminal acts involving content. This is, of course, intended to protect service providers from being put out of business by never ending lawsuits resulting from the actions of people over …

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More than 7 million Sony batteries have now been recalled since the middle of August when Dell made its big 4.1 million battery recall announcement, a figure which has risen to 4.2 million over the weekend interestingly enough. Toshiba has now joined the feeding frenzy by recalling 830,000 laptop batteries; Fujitsu is also doing the recall thing but refuse to comment on numbers. This following the earlier announcement from IBM/Lenovo that it was recalling over half a million Sony batteries, and let’s not forget that Apple has been busy doing the same. So where does this leave Sony? The perhaps …

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[I]I’m the trouble starter, notebook instigator. I’m the Dell addicted, Sony illustrated. I’m a fire-starter, notebook fire-starter. You’re the fire-starter, notebook fire-starter.[/I] With apologies to The Prodigy for ruining a perfectly good lyric, but it does serve to highlight the problem de jour: that of flaming laptops. If you thought it was safe to participate in a spot of mobile computing now that Dell had recalled all their machines thought to be at risk from overheating Sony lithium-ion battery packs, think again or you may never have children chaps. The Yahoo Mission Campus was evacuated after a Dell went up …

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