September 2006


here you can find almost all VOIP and SIP programs:
http://www.myvoipprovider.com/Directory/VoIP_Provider_Directory/VoIP_Providers/
and rates:
http://www.myvoipprovider.com/Free_VoIP/
Important:
http://www.unwiredview.com/2006/02/20/nokia-6136-motorola-a910-cell-phones-uma/

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VOIP- ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP) Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.
A broadband hard phone is a self contained IP telephone that looks just like a conventional phone but instead of a conventional phone jack, it has an Ethernet port through which it communicates directly with a VoIP server, VoIP gateway or another VoIP phone. Since a broadband hard phone communicates directly with a VoIP server, VoIP gateway or another VoIP phone it does not require any personal computer nor any software running on a personal computer to make or receive VoIP phone calls. It can be used independently, all that is required is an internet connection.
A soft phone is an IP telephone in software. It can be installed on a personal computer and function as an IP phone. Soft phones require appropriate audio hardware to be present on the personal computer they run. This can either be a sound card with speakers or earphones and a microphone, or, alternatively a USB phone set. Soft phones are inferior to hard phones but cheaper to obtain, many are available as a free download.

VOIP is also possible to use with mobile phone with significant reduced prices for connections.
What are you thinking about implementation such a possibility as a way of economizing company phone rates?

Subliminal spam techniques emerge
By computing.co.uk
Sep/14/2006

Spam message that use subliminal advertising techniques have started to be distributed for the first time, according to Pandalabs.

At first glance the messages gives the user the opportunity to buy certain stocks online. However, the user not only sees a static image, but also a sequence of images that are rapidly displayed. These images show the word ‘Buy’ in different positions.

Subliminal advertising techniques have been used for a long time and are based on composing images that users perceive, even though they are not aware of it. In the case of this email message, the word Buy appears on screen for a maximum of 40 milliseconds, and in some cases, for only 10 milliseconds.

By doing this, although the recipient is not consciously aware of the ‘Buy’ message, the subconscious levels of perception receive it and store it, influencing the recipient.

Luis Corrons, director of PandaLabs, said:

‘This is the first time we have detected an Internet threat that uses subliminal techniques. Although in this case the author cannot boast a fine-tuned technique, it is worrying to witness how cyber-criminals are trying to introduce new strategies to increase the effectiveness of their attacks. And, worse still, we can expect new and more sophisticated threats of this kind to appear. Think about the damage that this type of message could cause, especially to young users.’

Almost all worldwide advertising legislation bans the use of subliminal techniques.

It is obvious that by tapping into the consumer’s unconscious mind without their knowledge, the advertisers are engaging in deceptive practices. It is also an invasion of privacy. There are numerous legislation that prohibit advertisers from using subliminal messages in their ads. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Act Sec 5 – “prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in interstate commerce.” They also claim they “have primary responsibility for regulation of advertising in this country.” However, Key writes that “there appears to be nothing here that would provoke the FTC into a charge of deceptive advertising.” The TV Code of the National Association of Broadcasters (IV, 14) states: “Any technique whereby an attempt is made to convey information to the viewer by transmitting messages below the threshold of normal awareness is not permitted.” Unfortunately, these laws are vaguely stated yet greatly limited. The most potentially effective regulation is made by the U.S. Treasury Department, Division of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). It states:
Subliminals are inherently deceptive because the consumer does not perceive them at a normal level of awareness, and thus is given no choice whether to accept or reject the message, as is the case with normal advertising. ATF holds that this type of advertising technique is false and deceptive, and is prohibited by law.

The problem in this legal fight is not legislation, unfortunately. It is the proof. Because of its nature, subliminal messages are nearly impossible to prove. How do you prove to the judge there is a naked women in the Diet Coke can? How do you prove to the jury there are screaming faces hidden ice cubes? In this legal system, you can’t. The evidence would be considered circumstantial. Advertisers would of course deny any such activity and claim that if you stare into anything long enough, you will find it. The most substantial evidence is they spending billions annually on research and subliminal advertising. Therefore, it must work?!? Another crutch against us is that no one, including the advertisers, know how the brain works. They just know that it does. Until we can scientifically prove subliminal perception, this quest may be in vain. Key writes: “The rules prohibiting repressed media content have been ignored. None of the regulations have ever been enforced.” It seems like we are on losing grounds in this legal battle.

However the effect os “phantom” messages isn’t prooven: advertisers, army, politician, and psychologists were trying this method of influence with various results.

Some facts with subliminal messages:
Medicine:
New York psychologist Lloyd H. Silverman ran a series of tests throughout the 1960s on the effects of subliminal messages on people with depression. One test group looked at a photo while the phrase “Destroy Mother” was quickly and repetitively flashed on its surface. A second group was exposed to the same image, this time with the words “People Thinking.” Neither group consciously perceived either message.
Nonetheless, the effects of the subliminal messaging were seen later in the experiment, as the first group’s depression increased but the second group’s depression did not change.
It didn’t take long for advertising agencies to realize that the use of the “extra information” that Vicary and Silverman dabbled with was particularly applicable to their industry, and they were pleased to discover that the hidden message did not even have to relate directly to the product they were selling.

Army
During World War II, tacticians found that pilots and gunners were unable to distinguish the silhouettes of planes seen at a distance. In some instances, pilots and gunners even shot down “friendly” planes. To solve this problem, Air Force psychologists developed the tachistoscope, which is simply a machine that flashes words, numbers or images for varying instants of time on a visible screen. By flashing fairly large pictures of friendly and enemy aircraft at slow speeds, while gradually increasing the exposure speed and decreasing the size of the aircraft image, pilots could be quickly trained to recognize even speck-like representations of different planes when flashed at only 1/100th of a second. In fact, U.S. Navy ship gunners were trained to identify more than 2,000 silhouettes at one sitting without a mistake.
It was also a case with words “Join the Army” shown in cinemas during movie. It happened in time of Vietnam War.

Politicion
PORTLAND, Maine (CNN) — Two Democratic senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission for an “immediate and impartial” review of the Republican National Committee’s controversial “RATS” ad, according to sources in Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign.
A political stir erupted Tuesday when it was discovered that if the ad was slowed down, the word “RATS” appeared clearly while an announcer criticized Gore’s prescription drug plan as one in which “Bureaucrats Decide.”
Full text: http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/09/13/bush.ad/

Public service:
The most useful application of hidden persuasive messages according to my opinion is the self help or self improvement market. This $50-millions a year industry is still expanding at a high rate. Subliminal self-help tapes, CD’s and mp3’s have been used by thousands of people all over the world and there are also numerous testimonials available showing their effectiveness in personal improvement. Examples of areas where concealed audios have been useful are

weight loss

breast enlargement

improvement in sexual function

self-esteem

improved bowling scores

and more. Some of these programs enable you to display your own unconscious communications and use them to change your life the way you want. These audios can be used anywhere; while driving your car, at work, playing with the kids, watching TV, doing workout, etc.

You use the subliminal program to display your own positive affirmations unconsciously in word or picture form. You are in total control of all communications which are displayed and also how they are displayed.

One day I was talking with friend of mine about subliminal transmission, how this can influence our consciousness. So I’ve decided to explore this btw interesting topic here.
Per encyclopedia: subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. For example it might be inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) or might be an image transmitted briefly and unperceived consciously and yet perceived unconsciously.
This definition assumes a division between conscious and unconscious which may be misleading; it may be better to say that the subliminal message (sound or image) is perceived by deeper parts of what is a single integrated mind.

Some of you have heard about Mr James Vicary and famous and fabricated study from 1957 (“Drink Coke”, “Eat Popcorn”) or about Mr Wilson Key and his unbelievable theories about commercials(see http://www.classroomtools.com/sublimad.htm).
Probably you have heard also about SM in music i.e. Judas Priest, Pearl Jam, Queen or Polish KAT were accused of smuggling subliminal message into their songs, playing this music backwards “it’s possible” listen those transmissions.

one, two, three sb can see me??????,