Hi all will be doing research on company UPC#s to see what more I can find. Will be my weekend project.
Today I got my new computer! Yay!!! It is fast and has 1 TB hard drive, 6 GB ram but added 8 GB stick for increased speed. Also has Windows 8, seems to be okay, was a little worried about the new windows but seems to be user friendly. Have made all necessary disks and back ups and registered everything. All I have left to do is finish installing printer, camera etc software. Oh by the way looks great and my new monitor, which is perfect for this one. And they match! LOL
So tomorrow will be setting up my aunt's MP3 for her. Probably switch this new keyboard back to my old one, this new one seems a bit small. Tomorrow night will let Foxy post, or Little Boy if he can work up the nerve, lol.
Next week only working 4 hours each day so yipee more time for reading /writing blogs and reading books (although I read everyday,wish I could read more) and a little time to work on a special project for the Oz Altered Celebration. Okay just switched keyboards, this is a lot better, can type faster with less mistakes!
Since it is faster means no more waiting for pages to load while doing research, was amazed how fast it is compared to my laptop, which was not that bad, until it decided it wanted to act funny.
For the readers out there I bought some more books, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I know, but I have never read it before) it came with another copy of the Hobbit, (paper back- all four books $20.00) which is okay since the one I am reading is on Kobo.
I also bought Secret of the Dragon (hardcover also on sale for $2.00) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
I swear some of the best books I have read I bought on sale, how weird is that? Also a great way to read new authors and different styles of writing.
Do any of you remember a series a while ago called Flash Forward, I believe, wasn't a big hit, but I read the book, Flash Forward by Robert J Sawyer about a year before (one of my $2.00 ones) and the book was fantastic! If you like Sci-fi you would like the concept of this book. God I love imagination. ;~)
EAN Country CodesThe first two or three digits of an EAN-13 barcode identify the country in which the manufacturer's identification code was assigned. They do not necessarily indicate the country in which the goods were manufactured. Many countries have EAN coding authorities which regulate the use of retail barcodes. For names, addresses, and telephone numbers, click here to view our list of Standards Organizations. In the United States the UPC-A and UPC-E symbologies are used for marking retail products; the administering authority is the Uniform Code Council in Dayton, Ohio (tel. 937-435-3870).
ISO country code
00 to 13
UCC (USA & Canada)
20 to 29
30 to 37
400 to 440
45 + 49
Distribution Code Center DCC (Japan)
460 to 469
UNISCAN - EAN Russia (Russian Federation)
EAN Sri Lanka
EAN HELLAS (Greece)
EAN-MAC (FYR Macedonia)
600 - 601
EAN South Africa
EAN Maroc (Morocco)
EAN Algerie (Algeria)
EAN Saudi Arabia
690 - 695
Article Numbering Centre of China - ANCC
EAN Norge (Norway)
Israeli Bar Code Association - EAN Israel
EAN El Salvador
EAN Costa Rica
EAN Republica Dominicana
CODIGO - EAN Argentina
789 - 790
80 to 83
Camera de Comercio de la Republica de Cuba
EAN YU (Yugoslavia)
EAN DPR Korea (North Korea)
EAN Korea (South Korea)
90 - 91
EAN New Zealand
978 - 979
981 - 982
Common currency coupons
I keep finding this warning on the sites I have checked!
Tips & Warnings
The country of origin indicated in barcodes may not be the same country where a product was manufactured. It is the country where the company that produces the product is headquartered. A company located in Switzerland could have manufacturing sites in India, China or other country. A more reliable method for finding the country in which a product was manufactured is to look for a "made in" label on the product packaging.
Saw this on Faceebook had to share (it is from Useful info):
An Information Must share HOW TO READ BAR CODES...(everyone must know)
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK---CAREFULLY!
With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the supermarket and especially when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. The whole world is concerned about China-made "black-hearted goods".
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? The world is also concerned about GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods; steroid fed animals (ex: 45 days old broiler chicken).
It is important to read the bar code to track its origin. How to read Bar Codes....interesting !
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan . If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 00-09 then it's made or sourced in USA.
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA", so they don't show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to the barcode -
remember if the first 3 digits are: 890......MADE IN INDIA 690, 691, 692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA 00 - 09 ... USA and CANADA 30 - 37 ... FRANCE 40 - 44 ... GERMANY 471 ........ Taiwan 49 .......... JAPAN 50 .......... UK
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I saw a story on the news, CHCH Hamilton, that I would like to share.
It is about a little boy, 7 months old, don't worry it is a good story.
Before he was born it was discovered he had Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) called Transposition of the Great Arteries (d-TGA). (the "great" arteries are reversed in their origins from the heart, with the aorta connected to the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery connected to the left ventricle-exactly the opposite of the normal heart's anatomy) Here is the address to the article I found on-line: Gives Back Fundraiser in Honour of Jack White When he was born he had to have to surgery's to correct this problem. Happy to say that to date all has worked out and he is a normal 7 month old baby. Everything seems to be great, his heart is normal and it looks like all that remains are the scars from the surgery. I am so happy for him and his parents plus 2 older brothers. Here is the address for the video I saw on CHCH news: The heart of a fighterI do not know how to post the video's from this site. The reason I put this here is two fold, one to share this good news that a child has been saved and two that there is a Charity Ball called Jack Gives Back in Hamilton at the Renaissance Hall on February 9, 2013. Here are the details: Jack Gives Back (Facebook)
Renaissance Hall-2289 Barton St, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W8
We are holding this Charity Event for the Hospital for Sick Children's Labatt Family Heart Centre. Our son Jack was born on June 12, 2012 with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) called Transposition of the Great Arteries (d-TGA)
Tickets are only $40 (per person) Include in the price is a buffet style meal served throughout the night Chances to win great door prizes too!!
The venue consists of 3 bands and Dj
Share is you like, the money is going to a good cause,