What Are HTTP Proxies?

What Are HTTP Proxies?
There is an ever-increasing amount of fraudulent activity, manipulation of information and identity theft happening behind the scenes whenever you look for information on the Internet. Individual’s rights to privacy are also rapidly decreasing as employers monitor IM (instant messaging) conversations, e-mail activity, and web surfing habits. HTTP proxies are able to be used by companies and individuals who wish to hide their real-life identity by allowing for a temporary change of IP (Internet Protocol) address. A specific IP address is assigned to any device that attempts to logon to the Internet. An IP address is not just a stream of numbers – rather it is a way of identifying your location, and your ISP (Internet Service Provider)… And if that information got into the wrong hands, there wouldn’t be very nice consequences (I suppose you could consider an IP address as a vehicle registration place). Many users turn around and rely on HTTP proxies to give them some...

How to Install Gutters

How to Install Gutters
Installing a new gutter may seem to be a complicated task for the uninitiated. Learning to do it is important though as Knowing how to install gutters will not only save money, it will also teach one the some DIY skill essential for keeping one’s home in top shape. For this how to install gutters guide, one will need the following parts: a new gutter, gutter pieces such as elbow and downspout, caulk, some chalk, a ladder, straps, and some screwdrivers. The first step in this how to install gutters guide is obviously to take down the old gutter. After doing that, check the fascia’s condition and repair if necessary. Mark a line across the top of the fascia as a referential point using some chalk. Use a string one the other hand to mark the slope from the dropping end to the upper end of the run. Give 1/4-inch per 10 feet for the gutter pitch. Give 30 inches for each bracket placed in the sloping line. When learning for the first time how to install gutters, it is also important...

How to Disable Windows Live Messenger

How to Disable Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger (formerly Windows Messenger) is automatically installed upon the installation of Windows XP. If you decide not to continue using Windows Live Messenger, you have the option of disabling, rather than uninstalling it. Disable Windows Live Messenger by following the steps below. System Requirements Windows XP or Windows Vista Instructions Start Messenger. On the Menu bar click Tools, and then click Options. NB If the Menu bar is not displayed, press the ALT key on your keyboard. On the left side of the Options window, click Sign In. Clear the following check boxes: a) Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet and b) Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows. Click Apply and then Click OK. Alternatively, you could uninstall Windows Live Messenger. Doing so would remove it from your computer completely. Further Reading on How to Disable Windows Live Messenger How do I Disable Windows Live Messenger? How to Disable Windows Live...

How to Eat a Guava

How to Eat a Guava
Generally, guavas are known for their nutritional values and health benefits, which are believed to be excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C. Compared to other fruits, this particular group has high amounts of calcium that is not common among fruits. Add to that, the rinds of guavas are packed with high levels of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system of people naturally. Because of its numerous nutritional benefits, it is but good for people to learn how to eat a guava and get the most out of this all-important fruit. Procedures The very first step that people must keep in mind when learning how to eat a guava is to carefully select the fruit. People must always keep in mind not to pick an unripe guava because it is hard, and the taste is somewhat unpleasant. When selecting the right guava, be sure to pick a fruit that is ripe enough, preferably one with a relatively firm texture. Picking an overripe guava is not that good, and so is one that is still too hard for...