Understanding the Zip Codes Used in the US

The US Postal Service uses zipcodes as part of the addresses so that it can direct the mail to the appropriate person. The ZIP part of the word is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. The basic format of all zip codes consists of five numbers, In 1983 a ZIP + 4 format was introduced, which consists of the basic five numbers, a hyphen and then...
Jan 14, 2015 |

XBox Red Ring of Death Codes

Over 20% of XBox 360s have the Red Ring of Death or receive it at some time. Here is a list of codes depending on how many red lights are flashing on your console. Once you know what your problem is, scroll down to the bottom of this article to fix it.
Dec 23, 2014 |

P0171 and P0174 Codes - Don't Replace an Oxygen Sensor Before Reading This

So your car's CEL (Check Engine Light) is on and you had the codes scanned at a local parts store. Your car has either a P0171, P0174 lean fault code or both stored in the computer, these codes are based on Oxygen Sensor (O-2) readings. A lean code or codes indicate that there's too much oxygen in the exhaust. Remember parts stores have...
Dec 23, 2014 |

Bar Codes and Bar Code Scanners

For the benefit of various industrial operations and in order to track of the retail item's price, shipments, management of documents and for various logistic and for other organization's operations, the IT consulting companies developed the bar #code system. It has made the transaction of the product quick and accurate. For example: If a soda...
Dec 23, 2014 |

Home Building Codes - Following Local & Universal Codes is Essential For the Owner Builder

To most people, it's a foreign language. Home building codes and terminologies are just not something you work with every day. But, don't let that blow you out of the water. Would you truly like to be an owner builder and build or remodel your home?
Dec 23, 2014 |

How To Buy UPC Codes

Universal Product Code or UPC refers to the string of numbers below barcodes appearing on products of purchase. The numbers are very important to Amazon sellers as all the items that are listed on the marketplace have their specific numbers associated with them. Most of the products in stores now have UPC codes provided by their respective product...
Dec 23, 2014 |

Dial Codes Plus

Listing of international dialing codes and area codes with instructions.
Apr 4, 2016 |

Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue

Baruch García stood at an intersection Tuesday afternoon after a deadly earthquake, trying to direct traffic away from a road cutting through La Condesa’s lush Parque México. On the other side of... Read More

Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans

One of the defining challenges in the 21st century has been how to balance demands for independence by certain peoples with the sanctity of national borders. Just in the coming days alone, two... Read More

Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam

Russia fought two bloody wars in its Caucasus republic of Chechnya, ostensibly to crush an emerging threat of Islamist extremism on its own soil. Mr. Kadyrov is imposing sharia (Islamic law) on... Read More