What does “GBP” mean ?

July 29, 2014

GBP - The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted.

The British Crown dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey produce their own local issues of sterling: “Guernsey pound” and “Jersey pound”. The pound sterling is also used in the Isle of Man (alongside the Manx pound), Gibraltar (alongside the Gibraltar pound), the Falkland Islands (alongside the Falkland Islands pound), and Saint Helena and Ascension Island in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (alongside the Saint Helena pound). Manx, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands and Saint Helena pounds are separate currencies, pegged at parity to the pound sterling.[citation needed] The Bank of England is the central bank for the pound sterling, issuing its own coins and banknotes, and regulating issuance of banknotes by private banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Banknotes issued by other jurisdictions are not regulated by the Bank of England; local governments use Bank of England notes as backing for local issuance by allowing them to be exchanged 1:1 at face value.

Sterling is the fourth most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen. Together with those three currencies it forms the basket of currencies which calculate the value of IMF special drawing rights, with an 11.3% weighting as of 2011[update] (USD 41.9%, Euro 37.4%, Yen 9.4%). Sterling is also the third most held reserve currency in global reserves (about 4%).

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Source: Wikipedia


Harris Poll Online – Survey Site Review (July 2014)

July 28, 2014

Name: Harris Poll Online

Link: http://www.harrispollonline.com/

Who Is Eligible To Participate: Anybody

Type of Award Or Payment: Points / Instant Prize / Sweepstakes /

Points Or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0  – 100

Sign-Up Time: Very Short

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 5

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: You’ll be long dead before you get the prize you really want, unless you are really really lucky.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 – Harris Poll Online has some very cool rewards available. But the overall decrease of surveys invites (month over month) are downright unfair point value wise. Which will keep you from the cool rewards for a really long time.

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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”


Blog Update #333 – Time Off -Week 3-

July 27, 2014

Dear Readers,

As the title suggests this is week 3 of the time we are taking off from our regular duties. We will still be posting 4 posts a week minimum and answering comments. That would be our Survey Site Reviews our Terms and Definitions and Fan Mail Fridays and our Weekly Blog Updates. We will also keep reviewing our current slate of programs such as SUPERAntiSpyware, AVG and IObit Malware Fighter plus some I have not mentioned.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


EPD 208: Fan Mail Friday’s (07/25/2014)

July 25, 2014

Dear (CSW) Scam Watch Team,

How does Hotmail/Outlook actually legitimately contact you ? if there is a problem legit problem with your account ?

Sent In By “Always Silent, But Never Alone.

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How does Hotmail/Outlook actually legitimately contact you ? if there is a legit problem with your account ?

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Remy’s Reply: Thus far I’ve only seen banner like text used when you log-in. Otherwise I can’t confirm any legit e-mails. Also I know they don’t call you that’s for certain.

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Matt’s Reply: As far as I am aware, Hotmail have never tried to contact me legitimately, via emails or phone or anything. You can get alerts if you or someone else has failed to login to your account a certain amount of times, requiring you to change your password and security information. If it is indeed Hotmail contacting you, then they should have some key information about your account, like your secret question or alternate email address, and they wouldn’t need to ask you about it all.

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Erin’s Reply: It’s a great question. Because we know what is not legit phishing scams and the like. But confirming a legit interaction is a lot harder even from us. The devil is in the details. If it is really Hotmail/Outlook then they will have key info about your account. That they should have without you telling them. Like your IP address of the offending e-mail account.

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Danny’s Reply: We refuse to give anymore details on what they should or should not have. As we have already had 2 recent incidents of hack and or scam calls from fake Hotmail call centres in both the US and India. All that I would advise is to not provide details about your account or your computer to someone claiming to be from Hotmail or Outlook. Because if they were Hotmail or Outlook they would already have all your details and would not need anything from you to get into your account.

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So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .

 

PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.

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Till Next Friday,

Erin


What is “Dreamweaver” ?

July 22, 2014

Dreamweaver – A proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems. Dreamweaver was created by Macromedia in 1997, and was maintained by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005. Adobe Dreamweaver is available for both OS X and Windows.

Following Adobe’s acquisition of the Macromedia product suite, releases of Dreamweaver subsequent to version 8.0 have been more compliant with W3C standards. Recent versions have improved support for Web technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, and various server-side scripting languages and frameworks including ASP (ASP JavaScript, ASP VBScript, ASP.NET C#, ASP.NET VB), ColdFusion, Scriptlet, and PHP.

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Opinion Outpost – Survey Site Review (July 2014)

July 21, 2014

Name: Opinion Outpost

Link:https://www.opinionoutpost.com (US Site) or http://www.opinionoutpost.ca (Canadian Site)

Who Is Eligible To Participate: US or Canadian Residences Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Cash (points) / Instant Prize / Sweepstakes / Donation To Red Cross / Amazon e – Gift Certificates / Alawar PC Game Online Gift ID / Paypal Payment / Request a Cheque -Only for US residence- /

(10 point = $1.00 USD/CAD)

You must have 100 points or $10.00 CAD/USD to redeem for a $10.00 Amazon E- Gift Certificates

But to redeem for a Paypal payout. You must have at least 100 points or $10.00 CAD/USD in your account to redeem.

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 100 points

Sign-Up Time: Very Lengthy

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 1 – 30 (Generally, you’ll see at least one general invite in your inbox everyday. But saying that does not means you’ll get any points.)

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: About half a months to 1 year. Doing all the surveys sent to you in full. It really does depend on your level of engagement and interest in Opinion Outpost.

(Sometimes it can take a lot longer, Depending on how much you want before you claim your reward or cash out) -Example $50.00 or $100-

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5Opinion Outpost seems to have smoothed out most of it’s rough edges. Most of the issues that plagued it during my last few review are not completely gone. They are still have been some major hindrances in the overall difficulty of the surveys and qualifying for the rewards. I have often found myself in mid-survey. When I am kicked or glitch-ed out for no reason (What So Ever). I don’t even get the screen. That asks me if I want to try for an Instant Prize/Donate/ or Leave.

That is honestly a really rather sad situation. When we put in the time and effort into said survey. And are receiving ABSOLUTELY nothing in return, other then the run around or just really rather lame excuses why it is our fault. That to me is just unacceptable in every respect.

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Extra Important Information: You must complete your full profile as well as update it at least once a year. To continue to receive your survey invites from Opinion Outpost. If you fail to do so, Opinion Outpost will just stop sending you survey invites to you without any warning at all.

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Till The Next Review,

Kirbe


Blog Update #332 – Time Off -Week 2-

July 20, 2014

Dear Readers,

As the title suggests this is week 2 of the time we are taking off from our regular duties. We will still be posting 4 posts a week minimum and answering comments. That would be our Survey Site Reviews our Terms and Definitions and Fan Mail Fridays and our Weekly Blog Updates. We will also keep reviewing our current slate of programs such as SUPERAntiSpyware, AVG and IObit Malware Fighter plus some I have not mentioned.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


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