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Which mineral was recently discovered in Seke and could make electronic components?

PC Joke Of The Day: Beware of Wishing to Windows!

A man was stuck in a desert he got the urge for some water. He saw another man coming toward him carrying a gym bag, so he asked him for some water. The second man opened the gym bag and took out a HUGE bottle of cold fresh water .
“Where did you get that ?” asked the first man.
“There’s a genie down the beach granting wishes,” the second man answered.
So the first man walked along the desert and sure enough, there was a genie.
“Do you grant wishes?” the man asked, and the genie answered “Yes, but only one wish to a customer.”
“I want a million bucks,” the man asked. The genie waved his hand, and suddenly the sky was full of ducks flying in from all directions.
“Hey,” the man said, “I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks.”
“Sorry, one wish to a customer,” the genie answered. Angry, the man walked back in the desert until he ran into the man with the gym bag.
“That’s some screwed up genie,” he said.
“I asked for a million bucks, and all I got was a million ducks.”
Then the man replied!
Which one did you choose?, coz there are two and the crazy one uses windows software!

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Who is the New Telone Chief Executive and for how many years had she worked at the previous entity before coming to telone

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Mtasa not the panacea to Telone`s woes

ZIMBABWE’S state fixed telephone landline provider, TelOne has recently appointed Mrs Chipo Mtasa as its new managing director.
Chipo takes over the reigns from Mr Hampton Mhlanga, the Telone`s Technical Director who has been acting for the position for years now and I feel the demands and expectations from the new MD are hugely outrageous.
Mr Mhlanga is largely credited for installing optic fibre transmission between the capital Harare and the country’s third largest city of Mutare as well as Bulawayo.
The new Managing Director is coming to a parastal which is debt ridden with very little hope of regaining their financial position as it is also heavily owed funds with both the public and private sector .Government owes Telone a bigger chunk of the total $300 million they aim to recover.
The new MD, among other key transformation developments to take place at the state’s under performing fixed telephone operator is to ensure that broadband connectivity has been installed across the country, restoration of telephone network links .
TelOne is facing stiff competition from other broad band players like Econet, Africom and Powertel who own huge chunks of the internet market in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to journalists in Harare, Zimbabwe’s transport, communications and infrastructural development permanent secretary, Munesu Munodawafa, said the appointment of Mtasa would spearhead the telecommunications industry.

He noted that one of the immediate expectation from Mtasa was ensure that the forthcoming UNWTO General Assembly to be held in Victoria Falls this year was well linked to enable participants from across the globe to experience fastest internet connectivity as well as quality voice communications.

“TelOne needs to restructure in order to strengthen its already extensive infrastructure and asset base. Mrs Mtasa’s experience will greatly assist in this process,” Munodawafa said in the speech read on behalf of Nicholas Goche, the minister of transport, communications and infrastructural development.
The huge expectations against Mtasa are rather outrageous if government is going to use a wait and see approach, not much can be changed by merely assigning a performing managing director especially if Telone`s environment is also not favourably changed.
Government will need to set pace by first repaying the ISP before they expect everyone else to produce results.
Private sector bills emanate from the Zim-dollar era where some subscribers haven’t paid a single cent yet still enjoying the services.
It costs less than 6 cents per minute for land line to landline calls but due to poor servicing most Zimbabweans are not motivated to join the unnecessarily long waiting period era and let alone succumb to poor service provision, the same old parastatal way of doing things.
Things have greatly changed and parastatals like Telone would need to pull up socks! Gone are the days where they would sleep on the job with no one challenging them with good competitive services or products, the land line although cheap has been abandoned.
Customer confidence can still be reinvigorated should Telone seriously take the matter and it would not take us years before Zimbabweans again trust their sole landline provider.
While Telone owns and runs its own fibre across the length and breadth of the country, this is a sure sign that it can fairly compete against other players and use that to its own advantage as it does not incur operational costs of buying bandwidth from an Internet Access Provider.
Besides the fibre advantage, Telone has a serious advantage of being the sole ADSL technology provider which they can use to woo clients.
Prior to joining TelOne, Mtasa was at the helm of Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) as the chief Executive Officer for 8 years.

PC TIP OF THE DAY: How to hack into password protected windows XP

if you want to log on into other users computers just follow this trick….

1) start computer
2) when it asks for password press ctrl+alt+delete keys twice
3) now another window opens asking for password.
4) in this at the place of user name just type administrator….leave the password field blank and hit enter
5)wow u have logged in as a normal user
6) now u have full authority the only problem is that u can’t open my documents of the original account
6) don’t worry about this just use any file recovery software and move the files from My documents to any other folder.


BCC: Telecel Illegally constructed 14 base stations!

Bulawayo city council came out guns blazing and blasting the nation`s second largest mobile network provider, Telecel Zimbabwe for building 14 base stations without their approval.

It is required by law for telecoms companies to obtain approval for the construction of base stations, but according to Simela Dube, the city council’s Director of Engineering Services, Telecel was violating the Regional, Town and Country Planning act together with municipal by-laws.

Fourteen base stations were constructed illegally by Telecel throughout Bulawayo, according to the city council. The reason for Telecel’s rapid expansion is due to the company wanting to increase its subscriber base from two million to 2.7 million.

“The illegally developed base stations were either on virgin council land, private properties or on council tower lights,” read the city council’s latest minutes report. The tower lights invaded by Telecel include the Bulawayo townships of Emakhandeni, Lobengula, Mpopoma, Mzilikazi and Nkulumane.

The city council has since requested the intervention of the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) since attempts at getting Telecel to comply with municipal by-laws allegedly failed.

Francis Chimanda, Telecel’s spokesperson, maintains the company did comply with the by-laws. “It is our understanding that the applications were tabled before a full council meeting in December 2012 and Telecel is currently waiting for the formal communication regarding those applications. Telecel has also followed all the other procedures including neighbour notifications and placing adverts in the press.”

Last year a similar incident occurred when a group of residents in Harare accused both Telecel and Econet of setting up base stations in the city illegally.