Monday, December 15, 2008

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character!

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish. If the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh. To solve this problem, fish companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish. And they did not like the taste of frozen fish.

The frozen fish brought a lower price. So, fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste. The fishing industry faced an impending crisis!

But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan. How did they manage? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark.

The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move. The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull? Basically in our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active. If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy. Your challenges keep you energized. Don't create success and revel in it in a state of inertia. You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference. Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!

When I read through this, there is one quote that comes to my mind:
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character" - Albert Einstein.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Coming Wireless Revolution



If you believe some radio researchers and engineers, within the next couple of years, high-bandwidth, far-reaching wireless Internet signals will soon blanket the nation. Thanks to a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week, megahertz frequency bands that were previously allocated to television broadcasters will be opened to other device manufacturers. The frequency liberation means that future wireless gadgets will be able to blast tens of megabits per second of data over hundreds of kilometers. They will cover previously unreachable parts of the country with Internet signals, enable faster Web browsing on mobile devices, and even make in-car Internet and car-to-car wireless communication more realistic.

The FCC announcement essentially lets wireless take advantage of unused frequencies in between channels used by broadcast television, so-called white spaces. With the FCC decision, however, researchers and companies finally have the opportunity to turn prototypes into products, knowing that the gadgets could hit the market in the next couple of years. Companies including Motorola, Phillips, and Microsoft have all tested prototypes with mixed results and hope to have robust white-space devices soon.

Source: Technology Review

Sunday, November 9, 2008

ONE PARAGRAPH THAT EXPLAINS LIFE!

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.
From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:
" The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals,
When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'.
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?' "

"Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you humble and
Success keeps you glowing,
But only Faith & Attitude Keeps you going..."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Launching a new Blog Site - "GLADIATOR TV" !!!

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For a long time I was thinking of creating another blog site with something different. Finally I have come up with an idea of a video blog. I call it 'GLADIATOR TV'.

In this Blog I am trying to share all the videos on the web that catch my attention. I am sure you will enjoy this new work of mine.
Thank you everyone for the support, comments and suggestions that I have been receiving for my blog all these time.

Have a look at my new Blog --
Gladiator TV and dont forget to share your thoughts!!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Rodrigo & Gabriela

Rodrigo and Gabriela are two fast-fingered, Dublin-based, Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. The fire in it comes from their life-long passion for metal music.

Rodrigo is a deft finger-picker who can move from raging speed to sensual soul in the space of a fret, while Gabriela employs fast, rhythmic techniques. Her percussionist's thrashing of strings and drumming of the instrument's body inevitably raises comparisons with flamenco.

Rodrigo and Gabriela describe their style as 'Fusion music'. Their works are really amazing. I am really shocked and stunned by the way they both perform. Look at the speed and the passion they have in playing the music.

Watch it yourself. I have been really inspired by them!!!!!! And I am sure anyone who likes music would love these!! WOWWWWWWW is how I would describe them!!








Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Firefox optimization/power tips



We have large different range and variety of web browsers available now. Each one tries to compete with other by introducing more usablilty and security features.Some browsers have nice looking interface, some with good security features, few have better compatibility or are easily custamizable.Amoung all these browsers Mozilla Firefox have always been the fastest and secure web browser and is prefered by most number of people around the world.

Also, need not mention that Mozilla Firefox now hold a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.
But since version 2, it is not the quickest or most optimized version. Increasing number of features have led to unusually high system requirements, not to mention frequent hang-ups and consequent loss of data. Such problems are frustrating for any user. Hence, here are some tips to tweak Firefox's performance:
  • Prefetch: (WinXP only) Firefox’s latest versions take some time to launch. In order to decrease the launch time,we can instruct Windows XP to prefetch Firefox into memory. Right click the Firefox shortcut, and add “/Prefetch:1″ (without quotes) to the end of target field. If Firefox is installed in the default C: drive, then the target field should look like this: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1. This tweak is built-in for Vista.

  • About:Config: You can access a variety of settings by entering about:config into the address bar. If you hate getting dirty with code, you can install Configuration Mania, an addon which does the same thing. Here are some tweaks to get started (all of these assumes that you have opened a new tab and entered about:config into the address box):
  1. Limit RAM usage: I have already ranted about RAM usage. RAM usage can go upto 250 MB when you have several tabs open. In the about:config filter, enter browser.cache.disk.capacity or browser.cache.memory.capacity (either of them works). Double click the value that comes up, and enter a value of 5000 for those of you with 512 MB or less memory. Enter a value of 15000 for memory of 512MB to 1 GB.
  2. Disable prefetch: Firefox’s annoying feature of prefetching links makes it resource-hogging. Enter netwok.prefetch-next, and change the value to False.

  • Change the option of continuing tabs from last time. If you had opened several tabs previously and set it up to remember and load those tabs at startup (via Tools > Options), this can result in a dramatic increase of launch time. Go to Tools > Options, and change “When Firefox starts:” to “Show a blank page”.

  • Install Fasterfox addon to tweak various settings.
Source: Techzilo





Search torrents, mp3s, videos and ebooks easily with Filewin

I got to know about FileWin which search through all files on the internet to find any filetype! FileWin.com can find torrents, mp3s, videos, images, ebooks, roms, zip files, or anything else you can think of. Filewin is a front end for searching on the internet to find files any specific type. FileWin is powered by custom Google Search. This search utilize Google hacking.
When you search for something, Filewin also shows the search query it used - so you can learn to search directly with Google using the complex commands if you like to.


Visit FileWin to try this.. I felt it amazing and helpful.

Disclaimer: I neither encourage nor discourage using Filewin. This content is solely for the information purpose. Usage is at your own discretion.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

George Constanza's WORDS OF WISDOM

When I read this for the first time, it did not intrest me much may be coz I did not understand what exactly he was trying to convey.... The I went deep into it and gave another thought.... ha!! I felt it great and thought would be an amazing experience... :D!!!! Read on guys!!!! I felt it interesting...



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

BMW's Shape-Shifting Car

BMW's GINA Light Visionary Model, a two-seater concept car, wears a flexible, virtually seamless skin made of a textile fabric and stretched over a metal wire structure enforced with carbon fiber. What this does is to give the owner flexibility to change the shape of the car as he fancies, from within and without. All at the touch of a button. Just too bad this will sit in the research labs for another decade before BMW design chief Chris Bangle reckons such cool tech will hit the roads.

Nail watch: The future of telling time



In the year 2154, no one will want to wear wrist watches anymore. They'll probably be out of fashion or too bulky for our hands. The in-thing will be the nail watch, known as the TX54. Well, that is what Timex and Core77.com think will be the future in their 150th anniversary of the global design competition themed "2154: The Future of Time".

TX54, the runner-up in the event, is a concept by three Americans designers: Napoleon Merana, Steffen Schubert and David Takacs. The nail watch is designed to be hooked to our thumbnail. The user should be able to view the time in the dark just by pressing the tip of the thumbnail. There's also the ability to switch between colors available. It is also disposable. One hopes it's waterproof as well, just in case you forget to take it off while you are in the shower.

Although the TX54 is a good concept, I can't imagine how small the numbers are going to be, probably putting a strain on your eyes.

Source: Crave- A blog from CNet Asia

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Taj Mahal - An Ultimate Epitome of Love

 
 
 
 

World's Mort Expensive Saree

World's Mort Expensive Saree -




How often have you come across a Rs. 40 lakh ($100,000) silk saree?

Chennai Silks, a textile unit has come up with one of its kind and it is seeking an unmistakable entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most unique and expensive saree.

The exceptionally stunning saree is meticulously woven with 12 precious stones and metals to depict 11 of Raja Ravi Verma's popular paintings. Explicitly projected is 'Lady Musicians', one of the painter's very famous works that displays women belonging to diverse cultural backgrounds.Besides, the border of the saree pictures 10 other paintings of the artist that pays tribute to 20th century artist.

The best part of the saree being that the women in the paintings are intricately hand-woven and beautified with jewels of gold, diamond, platinum, silver, ruby, emerald, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat's eye, topaz, pearl and corals.

Already in the Limca Book of Records, this 40 lakh saree will be the first silk saree that required the use of 7,440 jacquard hooks and 66,794 cards during the weaving process. Moreover, a group of consummate workers took nearly 4,680 hours.

101 fantastic freebies

Who doesn't like free stuff? Recently I came across an article that has listed 101 of the best free online services and downloadable programs to keep you productive, entertained, and more secure. Hope will be helpful for you.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

World's First Dynamic Architecture - FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION!

Dr. David Fisher's revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the first building in motion which is the first skyscraper to be entirely assembled in a factory from prefabricated parts, factory made buildings will offers the advantages of any modern industrial product, it saves energy, reduces construction time and dramatically cuts building costs.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Virtual HairCut - Listen with your headphones on to experience the difference!

Surreal, mind-blowing, crazy and insane mind trick performed with only a set of headphones! DO NOT USE SPEAKERS, use headphones or you will blow this amazing sound illusion! Listen to this with headphones you will defintely enjoy!!!








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