My blogging software keeps logs of what strings people are searching for in search engines when they end up on my site. Some of the search strings people type are very strange. I figured I'd try to answer a few of those odd messages...
|"The United States National Medical Association" whois||
The United States National Medical Association is a non-existent government agency. It is refered to in spam emails that are actually advertisements for a Canadian online pharmacy. You can view the detailed whois info on this scam web site here.
Note that it appears that Godaddy, the domain registrar that was used to create this domain has shut it down due to it being spam.
|eczema and diet drinks||I'm not sure if there is any relation between eczema and diet drinks, since I am not a doctor, but I have found that it seems to be caused by certain soaps (at least for me). You may want to do some research on the bad health side effects of sodium laurel sulfate - a common chemical in most soaps. Try buying soap without this chemical and your problem will likely go away. It did for me.|
|why did my cordless phone stop working after lightning?||Um, probably because your phone got fried by an electrical surge over your electrical wires, caused by the lightning... (duh!)|
|Will my tv still function next year||Yes. I assume this person is asking because of the switchover to HDTV coming in February 2009. This is actually almost 2 years out, not next year. Besides, the only thing that will actually stop working on TVs at that point is receiving TV signals over standard antennas. Most people don't even use antennas anymore. Most people use cable TV or satellite for their TVs. Those will continue to work, so this change over really won't affect most people.|
|your mii riding a cow wii game||You are looking for the Wii game called Wii Play.|
|enumerate files os x c++||If you want to enumerate files in C++ on OS X, you can use the opendir(), readdir() and closedir() C APIs.
If you want to do this in Objective-C on OS X you can do the following:
NSArray* arrayOfFileNames = [[NSFileManager defaultManager] directoryContentsAtPath:pathName];
|slow hd access airport extreme||The hard drive access on the Airport Extreme is slow because you are accessing the HD, at best over a 100Mb/sec network connection. That means at best you'll get 10MB/sec transfer over that connection. THis is compared to USB 2.0's standard transfer reate of 480Mb/sec. That means that accessing the HD attached to the Airport Extreme is at best 1/5th the speed of accessing it directly over USB 2.0.|
|itunes plus better than apple lossless||I wouldn't say songs purchased through iTunes Plus are better sounding than Apple Lossless. Apple Lossless is about the best sound quality you are going to get out of th e iPod. The problem is the files are huge compared to an iTunes Plus file. The iTunes Plus file is the best quality sound your going to get from iTunes though.|
|Cocoa + operator new||I'm not sure what this person is asking for. If they are asking whether the operator new can be overridden in Cocoa, the answer is, no it can't. If they are looking for how to allocate an object in Cocoa, it is usually done like this:
NSArray* pArray = [[NSArray alloc] init];Where alloc allocates the memory for the object (similar to what new does in C++) and init does the initialization of the member variables on creation. Object allocation/creation is a two step process in Cocoa.