Thursday, January 31, 2008
When a person is exposed to radiation cells (his/her) begin to malfunction, which results in weakening of chemical bonds and the destruction of DNA and hence the reproduction of cells is prevented. This can cause even slow death.
Scientist intend to manually inject these preservatives into the cells which strengthens the bonding and preserves the DNA from external environment. Thus cells would be shielded from the harmful effect of radiation.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The scientists say that this man made gene can be tested against the virus, new drugs and observed. They say that they have found out the chemical which repairs the damaged cell and hope to stimulate it artificially during viral attacks.
A group of skeptics fear that scientist may change the structure of these genes and grow it into a complete new organism or to research biological warfare.
Next step would be to insert the synthetic DNA into living cells and hope it becomes the world's first artificially created, self-replicating organism.
Monday, January 28, 2008
AMD finally announced its Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card today. Its priced around $450 .this high end card actually two Radeon HD 3870 chips onto a single 3D card package.this card is a very good competitor for the n vidia 8800 gtx and 8800 ultra cards.
But even with the power of this dual cards both Nvidia and ATI could just score 30 frames per second at a resolution of 1,280 x 1,024. we all know that 60 frames per second is a must foe all first person shooter games. crysis really is very demanding and is supposed to be a next generation game. ceratainly hardware isn’t able to be at par with software
If you had removed say a 40GB hard drive out of your notebook and replaced it with say 160GB then what would you do with that old hard disk?. Ever wonder what you should do with the leftover drive? The answer is Simple: stick it in an enclosure and use it as a portable USB hard drive.
It's compatible with all 2.5-inch IDE and SATA drives, and it includes both IDE and SATA external interfaces (cables, too)., just 11 bucks is all you need after all the data in it will be worth more
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Born in 1953.
1+9+5+3 = 18 = 1+8 = 9
First suicidal attack on heron 18 Oct.
1+8 = 9
Second Suicidal attack in which she died.
2+7 = 9
She died in the year2007
2+0+0+7 = 9
And the Total Period she lived from 1953 to 2007 is 54 years
5+4 = 9
She got married on18 Dec.
1+8 = 9
She was ousted from pakistan for 9 years in1998
1+9+9+8 = 27 = 2+7 = 9
She Came back in 2007
2+0+0+7 = 9
His Brother Shahnawaz bhutto has been murdered in1980
1+9+8+0 =18 =1+8 =9
If the name of Benazir Bhutto is written in urdu langauge (urdu text),it contains 9 alphabets!
Isnt Amazing? I am Totally Amazed ..!!
The U.S Airforce has given a green signal for full production of the AEROVIRONMENT backpack-sized Wasp III micro air vehicle will soon to be a standard inventory for combat controllers and USAF special ops. U.S. Marine Corps have already placed a large order, of Wasp III
It weighs just a pound with 29-inch wingspan and capable of lifting heavy loads in addition to its IR cameras it can also stream video directly to ground control. tr operates in GSM technology and can be controlled automatically. The Wasp III can survey enemy targets from 5 Kms away and it gives a great tactical advantage to the side using this technology.("KNOW YOUR ENEMY"i would say)
It can be manually controlled too
Its cheaper than its other counterparts
Its light and can be launched practically anywhere
No special launch pad is needed even our hands are enough to launch it
It was another victory for Maria sharapova without loosing a set. she said her inspiration towards Bille Jean King is her secret of her success, last year she had lost to Sareena Williams in the finals but last year she was down with shoulder injuries yet she had made her mind to win this year,she didn't loose her focus. Finally it took everything out of the fifth seed Maria sharapova to defeat Ana ivanovic 7-5,6-3 for her 3rd Grand Slam title, it was a well deserved victory . It was an emotional moment for he as she her victory to her mom,said it was a birthday present for her mom. She plans to spend 1.2 million dollars to celebrate her victory. (that's a lot of money!)
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
The Sydney Test between Australia and India was filled by complaints of bad umpiring and sportsmanship. A disciplinary hearing after the test match saw Harbhajan Singh being banned for three Tests for an alleged racial abuse against Andrew Symonds. Posted is the full coverage of the incidents and reactions of the two teams India and Australia.
· January 25
Procter took Australians' word in Harbhajan hearing
Sydney was harder than the Oval - Procter
· January 23
Sydney aftermath was over the top - Gilchrist
· January 14
Harbhajan appeal to be held after Tests
India withdraw charge against Hogg
Catching agreement scrapped
Criticism drives Ponting to improve
· January 13
Clarke makes up with Kumble
Australians hold Perth meeting on spirit of cricket
'Spirit was breached' - Kirsten
Lee wants to smooth things over with India
Madugalle invites captains for 'cool-off' sessionSymonds 'not sensitive' about racism
'We'll address Sydney issues' - Nielsen
· January 12
Ponting wants more elite umpires
'No question of tour pull-out' - Pawar
· January 11 Benson should have consulted Bucknor - Ganguly
Kumble says team not unnerved
Pawar's power over tour future
Catching agreement in doubt
· January 10
Madugalle confident of defusing crisis
ICC will not back down - Speed
Symonds broke 'pact', which led to incident - Chauhan
Ponting wants team to be loved
· January 9
New Zealand judge to chair Harbhajan appeal
Australia's behaviour upsets greats
Ponting turned down request - Kumble
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland defends team Australia
ICC defend Bucknor decision
West Indies board hits out at Bucknor dropping
· January 8
'Tour will continue for the present' - BCCI
Bucknor removed from Perth Test BCCI welcomes Bucknor's dropping
Hogg charged for 'offensive remark'
Border and Waugh blame cultural misunderstanding
Indians unhappy with Procter’s One-sided decision
Harbhajan ban appealed
· January 7
Bucknor will stand at Perth: ICC
'I stand by my decision' – ICC Match Referee Mike Procter
Symonds tells his side of the story
Tour will go ahead – James Sutherland (CA)
Indian team stays on in Sydney to push ban appeal
India deny rumours of tour being called off
Indian team supports Harbhajan Singh
McGrath backs former team-mates
· January 6
Harbhajan hit with a three-match ban
Kumble questions Australia's spirit
A frustrating end
· January 5
Harbhajan hearing postponed
· January 4
Harbhajan charged with offensive behaviour of Racial Abuse
Despite Kareena’s success during 2007, especially ‘Jab We Met’, and hiked performance price, Kareena Kapoor has been dropped from director Imtiaz Ali’s next film. Deepika padukone will be replacing Kareena .Things became still worse for Kareena when director Imtiyz Ali has told a magazine that he had taken Kareena Kapoor for ‘Jab We Met’ even without liking the actress’ and he said those words which should not have been spoken, he said that Kareena is not a good actress at all. The actress was recommended by the her boy friend saif-ali khan who is not only the hero of his next film but also its producer. I really don’t know what is the problem between them, looks like Imtiyz Ali is man with strong likes and dislikes, yet question remains does he have the guts to reject a request of Amir Khan or Shah rukh? Well time will answer it.
Procter:Well, Mr. Harbhajan, Is it true that you called Symonds as Monkey?
Bhajji: No Sir, not at all. I just called a monkey as Symonds.
Procter: So you accept that you did.
Bhajji : (Silence Prevails)
Procter : (In a furious note)How dare you insulted a monkey, Mr.Harbhajan?. You are banned for 3 Test Matches.
Bhajji : (Deeply sad and disappointed).
Ponting& Co : !!???( Completely Overjoyed)
Ponting : Hey,Symonds.What he said? How come the judgement had turned in our favour?
Symonds : Whatever it is,he is banned.You can bat well in the next game.Finally, in this series you can bat without getting afraid of Harbhajan.
Ponting : No,Anil Kumble is also there,ask Procter whether he can ban Kumble also.
Symonds : We'll see in next match,if he takes your wicket,we'll definitely complain.
Ponting; Then ok. Come..
(See, Still they can't win us. They lost the match in their so called HOME-TURF at WACA(Perth))
In the 1980s, the Government began planning for a new railway network inside the Chennai city by laying new railway lines as the Suburban Lines offered no connectivity to Central and South Madras ( South Chennai now). The planning for MRTS began in the year 1985 and construction was started in 1991, six years after commencement of the Plan. The first phase was bifurcated into two construction phase-(Chennai Beach Jn to Chepauk, Chepauk to Tirumayilai) and finally opened in the year 1997. In this section of the line , the first three Stations —Chennai Beach Jn, Fort and Park Town, is at ground level and after Park Town, it begins to ply on an elevated surface. All the Stations after Park Town — Chintadripet, Chepauk, Tiruvallikeni, Lighthouse and Thirumaylai are situated on an elevated position
The second phase of the MRTS was planned to connect Thirumaylai to Velachery, a southern suburb of the Chennai city. The stations that are located in between- Mandaiveli, Greenways Road, Kotturpuram, Kasturibai Nagar, Indra Nagar, Tiruvanmiyur, Tharamani, perungudi.Till Perungudi, all the staions are elevated . One of the main stations in this strtech is the Thiruvanmiyur Station which is located just opposite to the Tidel Park, caters to the need of employees working in the IT firms situated in that Corridor. The elevated track between Thiruvanmiyur and Velachery was opened to public on November 19, 2007.
The MRTS runs from Chennai Beach Jn to Velachery and travelling time is about 40 minutes (compared to 2 hours in peak hours for the same distance). The first train from Beach starts at 6.05 am and runs till 8.30 pm. In reverse the first train from Velachery starts at 6.50 am and runs till 9.15 pm.
The planned route for the MRTS will see it turn North after St Thomas Mount and touch the Suburban Line to Arakkonam at Villivakkam before continuing further North East and eventually going down to Grade, i.e. Surface Level again and merging with the Suburban Line to Gummidipoondi at Tondiarpet. The Project is already behind schedule and after the government approved plans for the Chennai Metro, one of whose lines has the same alignment, the MRTS project may never progress beyond St Thomas Mount.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Besant Nagar is primarily a residential neighbourhood comprising of mainly posh dwellings, but also comprises a few slum colonies, mostly belonging to the fishermen toiling the seas near Besant Nagar Beach. It is also home to a number of eminent personalities residing in the area. Originally a quiet residential area, the popularity of the nearby Elliot's Beach, has led to a steady increase in commercial activities.Educational Facilities are also very good in this area,good schools such as St.Johns English School and Junior College are situated in this area.
The road leading from Malar Hospitals to Besant Nagar is quite busy and is shady due to trees planted on either side. Apart from the usually crowded and extremely vibrant Elliot's beach, It is also home to many popular places of worship - The Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple, Ashtalakshmi Kovil, Arupadai Murugan Kovil and the Velankanni Church. The area also boasts a wide variety of eat-outs like Eden, Cascade, Lotus Pond, Subway, Vishranthi, Planet Yumm, India Chat corner, Dhabba Express, Barista, . Nearby localities include Adyar and Thiruvanmiyur.
The high density network, which comprises rail routes along the golden quadrilateral, its diagonals and the Delhi-Guwahati route, accounts for about 28 per cent of total rail route length in the country. However, about 75 per cent of total freight traffic moves on these routes. Thus, the Ministry has decided to invest about Rs 20,000 crore over the next three to five years in strengthening the high density network.
The investment would be routed to over 100 projects that include doubling, building third lines, improving signalling and building overbridges.
Since Railways has set a target to move 1,100 million tonnes traffic per annum by the end of the Eleventh Plan, it should have created incremental capacity to handle such traffic. With the current infrastructure, Railways expects to handle about 785 mt traffic per annum — that too when it is operating at over 100 per cent capacity utilisation levels in several of the high density routes. During the last three to four years, Railways has primarily augmented capacity by increasing the carrying capacity per wagon and improving the wagon turnaround time.
The highest winning bid, at $111.9 million, was made by Mr Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, who got the Mumbai rights. On his heels came the UB Group, headed by Mr Vijay Mallya who won the bid for his home city, Bangalore, at $111.6 million.
Deccan Chronicle bagged the rights for Hyderabad at $107.01 million while Mr N. Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director on behalf of India Cements, won the bid for Chennai while GMR Holdings won Delhi.
Bombay Dyeing scion Mr Ness Wadia and actor Ms Preity Zinta, Mr Karan Paul and Mr Mohit Burman (of the Dabur family) formed a consortium to win the bid for Mohali. The ‘Bollywood’ team of Mr Shah Rukh Khan, Ms Juhi Chawla and her husband Mr Jay Mehta won Kolkata and Emerging Media bagged Jaipur. Announcing the bids, Mr Lalit Modi, Vice-President of BCCI and Chairman & Commisioner of IPL, said, “It is a historic day as corporates are convinced about the product and have shown their appetite and passion for the game of cricket.”
The IPL franchisees will be paying their bid amounts over a period of 10 years. In addition, they would get “central revenues” comprising 80 per cent of the amount paid for the global media rights (to BCCI) in the first five years and another 60 per cent for the remaining five years. The bidders would also get 60 per cent of the sponsorship revenues garnered over the 10-year period.
“The bidding for each of the eight official franchisees has been fair and transparent and is indicative of the revenue earning potential that the Indian Premier League represents,” said Mr Modi.
Speaking to Business Line after winning the Chennai bid, Mr Srinivasan said India Cements viewed its winning bid as a “good investment.” ICL, he said, had always been a supporter of sport, particularly cricket, and the bid reaffirms its commitment to cricket. “We expect to build this into a viable and vibrant franchise,” he said.
Interestingly Mr Anil Ambani also bid for the teams through his company, Emeralds Telecom, and there were others such as DLF and Deutsche Bank who did not win the bids, said sources close to the bidding process. The other bidders who were disqualified due to their late entry were Sahara India, Future Group and ICICI Ventures.
Mr Modi claimed that IPL is a brand on which one of the highest expenditure commitments have been made in the country. The IPL media rights were sold for $1.026 billion (for a 10-year period) to Sony and WSG. O&M would be the creative agency while Mindshare would take care of the media buying rights.
If it is Tendulkar’s last Test in Australia, Adelaide, Don Bradman’s hometown, is a fitting farewell venue for a number of reasons. Aside from his visits as India's master batsman to Australia that began in 1991-92 when he was 18, he was also in Adelaide for treatment for a severe back injury in 1999.
Peter Roebuck in the Sydney Morning Herald says Australia need not fret about their Perth loss, as the return of Matthew Hayden and Brad Hogg will help immensely, while India must retain their focus.
“India must surge again. Rows about the one-day side will not help. Nothing in Sourav Ganguly's batting or fielding in Perth suggested that he deserved a place in a 50-over side chosen to play on large, antipodean fields. Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will also be going home, and not a whimper has been heard from their supporters. India cannot allow anything to distract them from matters in hand”.
In the Daily Telegraph, Jon Pierik suggests Ricky Ponting faces one of his toughest challenges in Adelaide.
Life on mars?
All of you know that there is no life in mars but the images released by NASA has caused an internet buzz indicating life on mars. The image looks like a naked woman with outstretched moving on the mountains (don’t try look for a close shot you perverts).
Though NASA hasn’t confirmed the reports people have began speculating the possibility of aliens in mars.i personally believe its an optical illusion caused by a landscape on Mars.
If anyone had criticized Tendulkar’s innings in the first three Tests they should have simply landed up here. He was attacking, authoritative in
He had a very slow start and didn’t score for fist 18 balls but soon runs began to pour. It was interesting to hear Tendulkar talk about the first couple of straight drives here; she felt the ball travelled precisely where he wanted it to go. His game was dynamic and kept changing his style after each miss. This made things difficult for the Aussie bowlers but the bowlers began to bowl really good deliveries but they too were dispatched to the fence.
It was an innings where the good balls were put away, amply illustrated when Brad Hogg said his "best ball of the day" was struck for six. He also revealed his rare shorts: charging the spinners and dispatching them back to the stands for a six. , Tendulkar shook off a personal hoodoo at Adelaide Oval to score his 39th Test hundred and keep
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
For Australia, talented young cricketers like Michael Clarke, Mitchell Johnson and a revitalised Brett Lee are providing the source for a continued run of success. On the other side, RP Singh, Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma are inspiring an Indian side that has for long been only a batting power house. The successful injection of new blood into both teams provides ample evidence that this rivalry is far from a dwindling affair.
India is unearthing a new breed of Test match player, more competitive and resilient. Kumble has embraced this trend and Mahendra Singh Dhoni embodies its spirit. The resurgence of Irfan Pathan is a particularly pleasing aspect of India's determined performance. IRFAN has always been a talented and smart cricketer but that doesn't make him immune to the peaks and troughs all players have to undergo. The good signs at the WACA suggest he's been to the valley and is now on the ascent.
His grit and strokeplay when batting was encouraging but it was the sight of him swinging the new ball at a reasonable pace that suggested his confidence was returning. Moreover, he strode to the wicket as a night-watchman and after outlasting four illustrious partners, returned to the pavilion a bonafide top-order batsman. He won't always have good days but this Test should have given him the confidence to avoid slipping back to the dark times he has just endured.
On the other side, a young Australian fast bowler will have learned a good lesson after a few demoralising days at the WACA. With so much talk about the pitch being fast and bouncy, Shaun Tait was sucked into making an ill-advised comment about bowling the fastest ball ever delivered. Tait should now know that it's wiser to let your deeds do the talking and that Test matches.
Test cricket can be an absorbing contest when bat and ball are evenly matched. And in a game that can be sheep-like in its ability to follow meaningless trends, it's to be hoped the impact of swinging deliveries on recent Test series has been noted. (The fate of the Ashes in 2005 turned on England's ability to swing the ball, and last year India turned the tables on Michael Vaughan's side in the same way. Now we've had the result of a wonderful contest at the WACA determined by the swinging ball.)l. There's nothing like a healthy rivalry and a keen contest to quickly erase any thoughts of madness and conspiracy
The need for better visibility will make radar technology favored over other automotive obstacle detection technologies.
Earlier technologies like sonar, lidar and cameras were thought as a solution but radar clearly outperformed them. Radar uses radio waves that bounce of obstacles. The Radar can determine not only the obstacle, but also its speed in relation to the vehicle. It works efficiently even if the object is reflective but that’s not the case in lidar. It (lidar) uses low power laser beams to determine which are easily deflected by objects and hence isn’t accurate and doesn’t work well during snow, heavy rain or foggy days
The development of SiGe chips in 2009 would greatly reduce the price of radars and we can start expecting the cars to be equipped the radar soon. The sensors used in radar systems will also soon be coming down in price.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Army of two is a stunning game produced by Electronic arts. Most of the gamers like to play alone (like army of one) until they find themselves in a situation in hostile ground. Electronic Arts has addressed these concerns and announced a new game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it focuses on game-play, the game is designed to be played with a human partner or a computer-controlled Partner AI (PAI). It’s the first game in the history of gaming to put players inside tactical warfare involving Private Military Corporations. This game focuses on a co-operative game-play.
The missions include assaulting, rescuing, collecting intelligence one can play as a friend or PAI, it's about the two man missions, two man strategies and the two man advantage that really sets this game apart.
I personally believe two heads are better than one, don’t you?This game is a must for all gamers.
Its totally a new concept
We and our partner work as a team for the private firm, their mission is to “REMOVE OBSTACLES”. It so happens that the relationship with our partner smooth gets worse. It’s up to us to cooperate and complete the missions. It’s up to us to complete the story by completing the game.
Meg Whitman, chief executive of auction giant eBay, is planning to retire, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. She has held the top post since 1998. Whitman, 51, recently has been entrusting more of the day-to-day responsibilities to others and "," Sources said the decision about her retirement could happen shortly, M.R John Donahoe who is the president of e-bay is likely to replace her.
U.S NAVY TO BUILD T-CRAFTS
The U.S. Navy has planned develop a Transformable Craft capable of ferrying heavy tanks from ships at sea. T-Craft is expected to travel at 40 knots and carry at least six tanks, and is able to survive 57-knot winds and 60-foot waves. It must also mitigate wave motion, to allow the transfer of vehicles from one ship to the other while rocking on the high seas.
The companies Alion Science and Umoe-Mandal have been give the enormous task of bringing this technology to life. The T-Craft would enable the rapid transfer of Army and Marine Corps equipment ashore. This capability does not currently exist. The main objective of this project is to reduce the dependence of U.S forces on foreign ports during aggressive campaigns.
looks like the airport authorities are getting little serious about the safety of passengers as, there are still threats to a commercial airliner from the anti social elements.The multinational company BAE Systems plans to install its jeteye aircraft missile defense systems on as many as three American Airlines planes to evaluate its compatibility with daily passenger airline operations.
The defense system uses special sensors to pick up and track heat-seeking missiles heading toward the aircraft, and then fires a laser to disrupt a missile's infrared capabilities. It’s actually not a new concept and already used by the U.S fighter aircrafts i already in use on military aircraft, is safe, easy to use, and compliant with FAA regulations.
According to a survey, at least 40 civilian aircraft have been hit by shoulder-fired missiles the last 30 years.
The Pentagon, has a plan of equipping the passenger aircrafts with ballistic missiles designed to counter even ground targets.
Easy to use
Its 100% safe
Its compliant with FAA norms
From December 4, Xbox 360 owners will have an opportunity to download the latest dashboard update from Microsoft. This update would allow users to download original Xbox titles, which will also cover a wide range of features to its interface. But the problem is these updates cost a lot and are released only twice a year.
Supports DIVX video codec:
Enhanced parental controls:
Advanced online profile :
Advanced friends list access:
Better navigation between the game menu’s
Monday, January 21, 2008
π = 3.14159 26535 89793 23846.. …
3.14 = March 14 happens to be pi-day every year. Curiously, it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. For example, a search for 15081947 gives
“The string 15081947 occurs at position 604,341 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. The 3. is not counted.
The string and surrounding digits:
99538905839657483550 15081947 01003364946075415680″.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
AMD:THE HYBRID CROSSFIRE
AMD is all set out to release their new budget card “THE HYBRID CROSS FIRE”.THE all new budget AMD graphics card will be able to share processing tasks with the graphics chips built into forthcoming AMD-based motherboards.
AMD recently demonstrated that their two low-end chips worked together make even new 3D games playable. Hybrid Crossfire rigged some of most graphically demanding games games like Crysis, Unreal tournament 3 and call of duty. Their performance was impressive and scored better than many of the low end graphics cards in the market. With just a budget Radeon card by itself. Nvidia is rumored to be working on its own version budget cards. I think this will be preferred by Indian gamers
This is actually a lower end version of quad-SLI technology that Nvidia introduced in 2006, which means there will be no support for DirectX 10 graphics. 3-Way SLI only works with Nvidia's GEFORCE 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra graphics cards; this means 3-way SLI has been designed for those gamers who already have very high-end systems. If The performance of 3-way SLI tests has been very convincing and has shown significant gains over their traditional two card setups. There’s no wait for 3-way. Just a 3way connector is needed but these connectors will work only on any Nvidia 680i SLI motherboard that has three PCI Express x16 slots.
Apple iPods are a cultural phenomenon and that also explains the constant influx of iPod accessories in the market.
Bose joins some of the biggest names in computer and home audios that have responded with systems specifically made for the iPod (and, just as significantly, incompatible with other portable players).
With its Rs 24,637 SoundDock speaker system, Bose uses the now-familiar dock connector base for iPod connectivity. Most small speaker systems — even those with a built-in iPod dock — have a variety of input and output terminals, so you can connect them to your computer, or use them with other makes of MP3 players.
Not the case with the SoundDock, though. It’s designed for use with the Apple iPod and no other brands need apply. The only input connection possible for the SoundDock is through the docking terminal. Just place the iPod in the dock, and start listening.
Because there are slight size differences between the various models of the iPod, Bose includes several adapters that slip down into the docking recess.
Simply snap the appropriate iPod adapter in place, and the player is ready to roll. Bose avoids the issue of multiple outputs as well; the SoundDock’s only output is a headphone jack.
This way, one can either let the SoundDock system send music into room or listen in privacy through headphones. Since the SoundDock is essentially a docking station, iPod is automatically charged whenever connected so there is no worry about running out of power.
If you’re looking for the best sound for Rs 25,000, then Altec Lansing iM7 should be on your list too. These speakers provide a deep bass and the best sound that you can get for this money.
The iM7 provides good performance at the high frequencies and the system’s subwoofer design allows a decent bass, as well. When compared to the SoundDock, the differences are more subtle.
The SoundDock— best for its rich mid-range sound—edges the iM7 in the mid-range, whereas the iM7 with its adjustable treble and bass levels, has the advantage at the extremes.
For most listeners, the SoundDock and iM7 will be fairly comparable in sound quality, although some people will prefer the iM7 because of its ability to fine-tune the treble and bass.
Equaliser and compression is not the best on Bose, and this is where the Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 or JBL speakers step in. Another drawback of Bose SoundDock is that they need to be plugged into AC power.
Also, there is no dock connector on the Bose unit, so you can’t sync your iPod with your computer while it’s in the SoundDock; you must remove it from the SoundDock and connect it to your computer via the iPod’s dock cable or dock base
A growth rate of around 12 per cent, an impressive human development index (HDI) and development with a ‘human touch’ while ensuring economic prosperity is what the Gujarat government under Narendra Modi is aiming at in the coming five years.
“Gujarat will compete with the developed countries as far as the human development index is concerned. I know it’s difficult, but we will make a sincere attempt,” said Modi. Stating that the outcome of the elections had given a big boost to his government’s development agenda, Modi said the new government would carry forward its agenda.” It gives more strength and motivation to work when we know that people want development and nothing else,” he said while mentioning that schemes such as Nirmal Gujarat will be extended and new ones like ‘Nirogi Balak’ (healthy child) would be introduced.
He said his government was confident of achieving the target set by the Planning Commission to attain a growth of 11.2 per cent.” Modi also promised that all remaining works of the Narmada project would be complete by 2010”. Stating that Gujarat was the only state in the country, which had achieved a high growth of 10.7 per cent, Modi said the model development through people’s participation would be expanded on a much wider scale in the next five years and converted into people’s movement.
This provides SET(Sony Entertainment Television), the partnership and shared rights to the series for 10 years, and brings with it a change of direction for them. Its is to be noted that the Indian cricket team’s early exit from last year’s ICC World Cup resulted in a significant financial loss for SET. Reports estimate SET’s accumulated debts as high as around US$100m.
SET has now turned to the IPL for its future cricket coverage.
The new deal gives World Sport Group the international media rights for internet, mobile and radio, with Sony Max bagging the South Asian TV rights to the competition, which begins on April 18. Auction of the players is to take place on February 20.
The first of the products is the MiLeap X series at Rs 13,990, a 1.4kg ultra portable with a 7" LCD, running Linux with a GUI. The X-series has 2GB flash-based storage instead of a hard drive, built-in wireless, USB and PC Card socket. It has soft faux-leather cladding to make it shock-resistant, which allows it to be carried without a laptop case.
The second product, the MiLeap Y series, is a sub-Rs 30, 000, fully loaded ultra portable tablet PC with Microsoft Vista. The 980 g laptop has multiple navigation (thumboard, stylus, keyboard, touch and voice), The Y series has a 1.8" 80GB hard drive, and a battery life similar to the X, of about 4 hours. It’s priced at Rs 29,990.
The laptops have built-in Wi-Fi, and use Intel mobile processors. Intel has been a key partner, and both laptops appear to be based on an Intel reference design, with the X-series looking remarkably like the Intel Classmate PC that was designed in Bangalore. Intel has also offered special pricing to HCL for its processor and chipsets. According to HCL, the laptops are "simple, sturdy and reliable, energy efficient, safe and rounded with no sharp corners or edges, and environment friendly".
On an organisational level, Chennai has a reasonably efficient public services, public buses(MTC), and the Local Electric trains(EMU) run smoothly. Industrial expansion has taken place at a rapid pace in Chennai recently, with the booming of engineering plants, automobile industries, educational institutions, and textile manufacturing units. Chennai is a jubliant city that manages a beautiful balance between the modern and the traditional, a metropolitan city with a distinct old and new- world charm.
How to Get There?
Chennai is well connected with almost all the places in India and also with many parts of the world
Air: Kamaraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Meenambakkam & Tirusulam respectively about 20 kms from the city.
Railways: Chennai is connected by railways with all the major towns and cities in India. The main railheads are Chennai Central and Egmore.
Roadways: Chennai is connected by a good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.
B.S. Yeddyurappa, who met senior BJP leaders, said "I have asked the party leaders to convince the Election Commission for early polls" in the state. He said the BJP was demanding early elections since development work in the state has been affected and various welfare schemes have become Stagnant. Yeddyurappa is planning to undertake a state-wide.
Suresh Raina, who last played an ODI in January 2007 makes a comeback after being out of the side for a year and Praveen Kumar, the allrounder who played an ODI last season, benefited from good performances in Ranji Trophy season and Piyush Chawla have been included in the squad..
Explaining the reasons behind ignoring Ganguly and Dravid, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said, "The emphasis was on fielding abilities and they wanted a young fielding side for the series. That's why you see a lot of youngsters in the side."
India's fast-bowling attack will be led by RP Singh, Irfan Pathan and Sreesanth, who missed the Test series against Australia with a shoulder injury, and Praveen. Sreesanth was recalled after a brief stint at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, India's Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan is ruled out because of a heel injury. Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan and Munaf have been placed on standby and will join the squad in case of any injuries. Team INDIA Squad for the ODI Tri Series:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt & wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Researchers at OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY AND DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have developed a sophisticated, unmanned aircraft small enough to fit into a soldier's pocket (size of a cigar).
This class of airplane can measure anywhere from a foot to less than 6 inches long. It uses plasma thrusters with no moving parts. it very simple to use, all that infantrymen have to do is to pull a pack of six or so out of their pocket and have them ready for use The new line of aircraft would take over some of the duties performed by today's UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) fleet, mainly surveillance of hostile areas, and would be a significant improvement over the UAV equipment available to soldiers today,
The university and DARPA have even more deadlier project in mind: an aircraft that can stay aloft for five years at a stretch.
1. It’s cheaper than the NANO bots.
2. Very light which makes it easier for the soldiers to carry.
3. Gives the soldiers the tactical advantage.
4. Its small, this makes it almost invisible to the enemies.
1. This UAV stays in air for only a short time
Security experts have long warned of the vulnerability of critical infrastructure like power, transportation and water systems to malicious hackers. CIA officials revealed that hackers have penetrated power systems in several regions outside the
In August 2007, researcher Ganesh Devarajan of a security firm threw some light on this matter. He gave a presentation showing techniques that hackers can use to manipulate the SCADA systems and make it vulnerable; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security demonstrated a video which clearly showed how a cyber-intrusion could be used to physically destroy a large power generator. Meanwhile, the CIA is questioning whether or not SCADA is the vulnerability in question.
Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer for security firm BT Counterpane says” Regardless of the tactics used to hack the foreign power systems; he warns that the
Ya, that’s right.Australia not only lost the third Test against India at Perth but were also fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the match.
Aussies were two overs short of their target even after taking into consideration the time allowances.
According to the ICC governing over-rate penalties, the Australian players were fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side failed to bowl in the allotted time. The captain was fined double that amount.
So, punter (ponting) ended paying fined 20 per cent of his match fee while the other Aussie players were fined 10 per cent of their match fee.
Its been a gripping, emotional four days of cricket from both sides, sessions swinging one way, then the other, There were Some great batting, some exceptional bowling, some stunners held and some gone begging. Many expected India to struggle on the world fastest track, Not long ago did Australian captain Ricky Ponting boasted that his 4 pacers would rattle the Indians. We sure gave a fitting reply to it. it was yet again a team performance and gone are those days where we would rely just on a single individual to win matches for us. Kumble felt it was a special victory especially after the trauma at the Sydney test. Aussies were shattered at the first innings scoring just 212 in reply to India, yet came back well to knock out the famous trio (sachin,ganguly,dravid) and India did well to hang in the match thanks to the great start given by sehwag and pathan (providing a vital 85 runs partnership) not to forget the contributions of vvs laxman who patiently and cautiously spent time in the crease to keep the score board ticking (added 79 runs)sachin -dravid partnership in first innings helped India to get the edge over Aussies. bowlers too did play a major role in the victory thanks to pathan(took 3 wickets). He was adjudged the match of the match while Kumble,R.P Singh,sehwag took two wickets each. Michael Clarke played looked dangerous after a shaky start but thanks to the Indian captain who trapped Clarke by bowling a well flighted ball, Clarke was stumped and Aussies began to feel the heat .There were good performances from Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Clark, especially, while Brett Lee was, as always, consistent. The team was let down by the batting, especially in the first innings. All helped in halting Australia's quest for a record 17Th consecutive win. Like India did in 2001. Finally INDIA won the historic match by 72 runs.
INDIANS have come back hard into the series to make it 2-1 going to Adelaide. Australia did well in short periods, and I bet they'll come back hard in the fourth and final Test.
during the post-match presentation, Ricky Ponting was disappointed and blamed the batting and praised India's bowling. He seemed surprised by the pitch, it was as though he wasn’t expecting the pitch to play havoc on them. But he indicated than Indians will have a tough time in the next test by saying these words “I would be surprised if hayden didn’t play in Adelaide”. Anil Kumble, the winning captain. Praised the boys, one could see that his faith in the team was as strong as ever which was evident from these words uttered by him " I thank the boys for a brilliant effort when no one gave us a chance". He was very confident of the young bowling attack. he is looking forward to the next match and said “India will go there with all the confidence.”
Man of the match
Pathan was adjudged the man of the match it was a good come back from him. he seemed pleased with his performance (both with ball and bat). He felt he needed to concentrate on bowling rather than concentrating on being an all rounder.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Permanent Total Disability means:
It is the Loss of sight of both eyes.
Incase of any Physical separation or loss of ability to use both hands or both feet.
Incase of any Physical separation of or loss of ability to use one hand and one foot.
Loss of sight of one eye and physical separation of or loss or ability to use either one hand or one foot.
The insurance coverage scheme is applicable only for the subscribers of landline including WLL & postpaid Cellular services of BSNL. This scheme will not be applicable for subscribers under Government, PSU, Corporate customers, NGOs, PCOs etc. Capital sum insured per connection is Rs.50000. For Example, if a customer has Three connections i.e. One Landline, One WLL & One postpaid mobile, then total insurance coverage of that customer will be Rs.1.50 lakhs instead of Rs.50000/-.The period of insurance will be initially for one year from 14th January, 2008.
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Officer: Hey Mr, may I see your driver's license?
Driver: Sir, I don't have one. I had it suspended as I got my 5th DUI.
Officer: Is it? In thata case, may I see the owner's card for this vehicle?
Driver: It's not my car at all. I just stole it.
Officer: The car is stolen?
Driver: That's exactly correct. But come to think of it, I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my Revolver in there.
Officer: What!There's a Revolver in the glove box?
Driver: Of Course, yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot a woman and killed her as she owned this car before i stole it from her. I had stuffed her in the trunk.
Officer: What do you mean!!There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?
Driver: Yes, sir.
Hearing this, the police officer immediately called his captain. Immediately, the car was surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the situation
Captain: Sir, may I see your driving license?
Driver: Sure, Sir. Here it is. It is a valid one.
Captain: Who's car is this?
Driver: Ofcourse its mine, Officer. Here's the owner's card of this car.
The driver owned the car.
Captain: Could you open your glove box so that I can see if there is a Revolver in it?
Driver: Yes, sir, but there's no Revolver in it.
There was nothing in the glove box.
Captain: Would you mind opening your trunk? I was being informed by the officer that you said there's a body in it.
Driver: No problem. Here i have opened the trunk.
Trunk is opened; no body.
Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you told me that you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a revolver in the glovebox, and that there was a dead body in the trunk.
Driver: Yeah, I'll bet the lying officer would have told you that I was speeding, too.
( Isn't it a best way to escape traffic ticketing??)
The one and only boss, SuperStar RAJNIKANTH was named NDTV'S Entertainer of the Year-2007 in a glittering function held at Taj Palace, NEW DELHI. The function was attended by celebrities and other eminent personalities. Several Questions were posed to him during the function and the following is the text commentary of the series of questions that were posed to him and RAJNIKANTH’s Reply for them.
QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED TO SUPERSTAR.
1) It is said that you are highest paid actor in the country.
RAJNIKANTH: Is it? Who said? (Laughs….)
The commentators pull his leg by commenting: Don't tell this because finance minister is here. (The whole hall burst into laughter)
2) Do you think that South Indian films are given importance nowadays? There is a common thought that Indian cinema means it is only Bollywood.
RAJNIKANTH: Yes. South Indian films are given importance and its technicians too. Thanks to media and you people for that.
3) What about the one thing that everyone is trying to get answer from you but still inaccessible. Yes, Politics? When you are going to enter into politics directly?
(Rajni just turns his face towards Dr.Manmohan Singh and sees him for a while and replies).
It is purely with God's hand. Day before yesterday I don't know that I will be here today and tomorrow I don't know where will be I am. God has given me a role that of an actor today. When given a role that of politician tomorrow, I will do that surely. (Prime Minister must have enjoyed the answer)
4) So you are not ruling out the possibility?
RAJNIKANTH: I told you that its destiny. (He laughs)
(At this time, Pranoy Roy asks the audiences to shoot the questions. (Audiences here are prominent personalities like Piranha Gandhi, Rachel Gandhi, Makes Amana, P Chidambaram, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh and other eminent personalities.)
(Karan Johar now shoots his question against Rajnikanth).
5) Is there anything that Rajini can't?
(An unexpected question!! It surprised everyone there and Rajnikanth is no exception to it. He taught for a while and laughed. Nothing else one can do in a LIVE Show.).
6) Whom do you think the best actor from Bollywood?
RAJNIKANTH: Amitabh Bachchan
( Pranoy Roy asks Sha Rukh to shoot questions. It’s the turn of KING KHAN now after KARAN JOHAR)
7) SHAH RUKH KHAN: “Sir, pls tell me how to become myself Shahenshah of Bollywood?”. (He was in a mood that he had asked an intelligent question which is difficult to answer)
( An intelligent question indeed!!!)
RAJNIKANTH: One day you will become Shahenshah. God bless you. (One of the Best Answers from the SUPERSTAR)
(Pranoy Roy asks RAJNIKANTH)
Do you have anything to say for Sharukh?
RAJNIKANTH: He is an excellent actor. And I liked very much his integrity. I saw his sports film Chak de. I wanted to do roles like that.
(Shah Rukh interprets : “So, you are praising my sport skills alone. Not acting skills”. (The hall bursts into laughter and Shah Rukh thanks Superstar for attending the event)
NDTV: You rarely come out of Chennai. And they say if you step out of your car, the traffic there comes to a stand still.
RAJNIKANTH: No…no….it's not like that. It is you - media - only giving such reports.
(My heartiest congratulations to AR Rahman and Viswanathan Anand who also bagged the NDTV- INDIAN OF THE YEAR 2007 award along with RAJNIKANTH. Hats off to the three Tamizhans who made Tamil and Tamil Nadu proud).