Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Funny Google Search Results

GOOGLE, Who hasn't heard of it? You might use it daily for a whole bunch of information.But do you know the funny side of this? Try searching some Queries and Google gives you very "FUNNY" results. Here are some of the very famous examples:

Who is a failure?
Just type in ” who is a failure ? ” in the Google search box and hit enter. And the first result is…well..see it for yourself.


If you type the word search in the Google search box and hit enter, the weird thing is that Google itself shows up somewhere down at 8th place.BTW, the first result is AltaVista!!!


This one is really hilarious and probably the most desired one too. Type the word Achieving in Google search box and see the first result. LOL !

What to do if inside of the grill gets wet

Ask Google what to do if inside of the grill goes wet. Well, I think Google is pretty good at assuming things too…accurate!

Find Chuck Norris

So you wanna find Chuck Norris, huh ? Type it in Google and click on I’m feeling lucky, and then see what it has to say ( It’s actually a site created probably by a Chuck fan. Neat idea ! )

But here comes the BEST!
Do a google search for....

US President George.W.Bush a Big Winner
Needs no explaination!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Yahoo shares fall sharply

 Yahoo Inc. shares fell Monday after the struggling Internet icon revealed that it rejected Microsoft Corp.’s latest purchase offer, made with activist investor Carl Icahn.

The stock shed $1.13, or 4.8 percent, to $22.43 in afternoon trading. In the past year, the stock has traded between $18.58 and $34.08.

On Saturday evening, Yahoo rejected a sweetened Microsoft-Icahn offer made Friday. Icahn, who has no experience running an Internet company, would have been left in charge of Yahoo’s remaining pieces had an agreement to sell the search engine to Microsoft been reached.

Yahoo shares gained 10 percent last week on hopes that Microsoft’s decision to side with Icahn might pave the way for a deal.

Four reasons why Yahoo! shook its head 

1. Yahoo!'s existing business plus its recently signed commercial agreement with Google has superior financial value and less complexity and risk than the Microsoft/Icahn proposal.

2. The Microsoft/Icahn proposal would preclude a potential sale of all of Yahoo! for a full and fair price, including a control premium

3. The major component of the overall value per share asserted by Microsoft/Icahn would be in Yahoo!'s remaining non-search businesses which would be overseen by Mr. Icahn's slate of directors, which has virtually no working knowledge of Yahoo!'s businesses.

4. The Microsoft/Icahn proposal would require the immediate replacement of the current Board and removal of the top management team at Yahoo!. The Yahoo! Board believes these moves would destabilize Yahoo! for the up to … one year it would take to gain regulatory approval for this deal.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Major Internet Flaw discovered

U.S. security experts have discovered a major flaw in the design of the Internet's address system that affects virtually every corporate computer network. 

The flaw in the Domain Name System could allow hackers to steer most people using corporate networks to malicious Web sites, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

So far, hackers haven't taken advantage of the flaw, and the security experts say every major software company affected is in the process of issuing patches to fix the problem.

The man who discovered the flaw, Dan Kaminsky of the Seattle-based security firm IOActive Inc., says he hopes the patches will be broad enough that hackers won't be able to reverse-engineer them.

"We got lucky in this particular bug, because it's a design flaw," says Kaminsky. "It shows up in everyone's network, but the fix is a design fix that doesn't point directly at what we're improving."

Kaminsky says it took only a couple of hours to find the flaw but fixing it will take several months.

-Make sure you keep all Internal DNS requests internal, block them at the firewall and use a DNS proxy/"external"DNS server to make requests on their behalf.
-There is little need to use recursion within the Internal network.
-if using 2003 server from microsoft, set up all Internal DNS servers as "secondaries"
-remove the DNS Root servers from your internal/secondary DNS server so they can not send requests out the firewall/dns proxy server. replace them with your last-"external" DNS server.
-point all internal DNS servers to the "external" DNS proxy server or DNS server instead of the root name servers.
-avoid using forwarders that point to external DNS servers like your ISP's or the root DNS servers. Force the DNS clients and Internal DNS servers to make the request by forwarding directly to the DNS proxy or DNS server that is the "external" or last hop out.
-set up DHCP so that client computers use the appropriate Internal DNS server for their network/subnet.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G-Complete Guide

The new iPhone 3G debuts this Friday and the anticipation is building for the latest device from Apple. It is expected that long lines will form outside the Apple stores for the new iPhone 3G just as they did at the introduction of its predecessor the original iPhone.

The original Apple iPhone was a love it or hate it device - and incredibly slick and stylish handset, but one with a number of serious flaws. The replacement iPhone has been rumoured for months and finally we can see what Apple have kept very secret - the new Apple iPhone 3G. Billed as "Twice as fast. Half the price", the iPhone certainly addresses two of the key concerns of the original - that it was expensive and slow.

iPhone 3G Benefits

iPhone 3G will retain the look and feel of the original model but will sport a much more attractive price tag of $199, half of what the original iPhone cost. This iPhone 3G uses a new cellular technology that is extremely fast over the cell network called 3G. It also has a new operating system that will allow for wireless synchronization with your email and calendars.

Apple has improved the audio on the new iPhone and the speaker is much louder for both music and for the speakerphone. But the camera on the iPhone 3G is still not impressive, with just a resolution of 2 mega pixels and it still can't record video. For U.S. users the power adapter is now tiny and there is no longer a dock for charging, just a cable.

Apple is introducing a consumer service called Mobile Me for the new IPhone 3G and for upgraded older models. MobileMe offers functionality such as synchronized push email, calendars, photo and contact management.

There are other improvements on the new iPhone 3G such as the ability to delete multiple emails at once, set parental controls, search contacts, save photos in emails and open Microsoft PowerPoint files sent as attachments.

iPhone 3G Hidden Costs

The new iPhone 3G has two hidden costs that have surfaced in testing of the phone. The first cost being that the iPhone's 3G battery drains much faster than the battery did on the original iPhone. Because of the demands of the 3G network, the new iPhone 3G requires a lot more power for the same functions. This problem becomes quite significant because the new iPhone 3G has a sealed battery that can't be replaced with a spare, it has to be charged.

While the Apple iPhone 3G is certainly a much better device than the original iPhone, a lot of flaws still exist. Many of Apple's competitors will be breathing a sigh of relief that the iPhone 3G is certainly not as good as it should be. Still, we think that it will sell well and even the hardest of cynics were impressed by the original iPhone when they get their hands on one.

Source: AssociatedContent and MobileGazette

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Future Technology from Japan

You've just seen something that will replace your PC in the near future. This is not a pen with cameras. They are the revolution makers of IT Industry.

Ladies and gentlemen... 


You've just looked into the future... yep that's right! You've just seen something that will replace your PC in the near future.

Here is how it works:

In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists have made great developments with Bluetooth technology.. . This is the forthcoming computers you can carry within your pockets.

This 'pen sort of instrument' produces both the monitor as well as the keyboard on any flat surfaces from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.

Don't worry, the new laptop you bought can still be used for a couple of years!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

MIRACLE MAN Walks Without legs


He survived against all the odds; now Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again. When his body was cut in two by a lorry in 1995, it was little short of a medical miracle that he lived.

It took a team of more than 20 doctors to save his life.
Skin was grafted from his head to seal his torso - but the legless Mr Peng was left only 78cm tall.
Bedridden for years, doctors in China had little hope that he would ever be able to live anything like a normal life agan.But recently, he began exercising his arms, building up the strength to carry out everyday chores such as washing his face and brushing his teeth.

Doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing found out about Mr Peng's plight late last year and devised a plan to get him up walking again.

They came up with an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body with two bionic legs attached to it.

He has been taking his first steps around the centre with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame.

Mr Peng, who has to learn how to walk again, is said to be delighted with the device.

Oh! what a world!!!

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Friday, July 4, 2008

YouTube ordered to give complete user logs to ViaCom

If you've watched "Cat goes in toilet" more than 200 times,Viacom's lawyers will now know! What is this? Privacy Invasion? or just Embarassing!

As part of its $1 billion lawsuit against user-video site YouTube, Viacom will receive a complete log of all users’ activities, which will include a list of usernames, IP addresses, and videos that each account has viewed in the past.
Viacom says it wants to use the data to prove that copyright-infringing videos draw higher amounts of traffic than user-generated and fully-legal content. If Viacom’s hypothesis turns out to be true, it could increase penalties against YouTube if found liable for contributory copyright infringement.

The court order to turn over site logs came as part of a sweeping request by Viacom, where it attempted to acquire source code for the site’s search engine and copyright video filter – which YouTube wrote as the result of previous litigation with copyright holders – as well as copies of YouTube parent Google’s advertisement database schema, and copies of all videos on the site marked “private.” U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton, who is presiding over the case in New York, struck down Viacom’s other requests.

YouTube will, however, also have to produce information on how private videos are viewed, including information on who watched them and how many times.

Google argued that revealing site logs – 12 terabytes in total and the sole source of information for video view counts – would constitute a massive breach of user privacy and place an undue burden on the company, who would need to vet the data for relevant information. Stanton called these claims “speculative,” and in denying them noted that site logs could be copied onto a handful of “over-the-shelf four-terabyte hard drives.” He agreed with Google, however, in their claims that turning over copies of site’s search engine source code, the “product of over a thousand person-years of work,” noting that such an order could do “catastrophic competitive harm” to the company.

CNet notes that Viacom v. Google is about more than a copyright complaint -- with Google’s frequent invocation of the DMCA’s safe harbor defense, one of the most lauded, fundamental rules of the oft-maligned Digital Millennium Copyright Act may be at stake.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that, under federal law, courts may not request personally identifiable information unless it is absolutely necessary – which may be beyond the bounds of Viacom’s investigation. Either way, the requestor is obligated to notify consumers beforehand, and allow them a chance to contest the claim.

“Today’s court order made no finding that Viacom could not be accommodated by any other means, nor were the YouTube users provided with notice and an opportunity to contest the claim,” said the EFF. Instead, it writes, Stanton referred to a Google blog entry, where the company says that it believes IP addresses cannot identify users, and used Google’s own logic against it.

Viacom originally launched its lawsuit in 2007, where it alleged that YouTube users viewed over 160,000 unauthorized clips of Viacom property. The company believes that YouTube’s business model is “based on building traffic and selling advertising off of unlicensed content,” and it demanded a court injunction to stop it.

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July 4th Special:Origins of Famous Patriotic Songs

First of all,a "Happy Independence Day".You might know the lyrics of some of the popular patriotic songs, but have you ever wondered how these were penned?

We give you the details of some of the songs like "Yankee Doodle","The Star Spangled Banner ","My Country 'Tis of Thee / America", "God Bless America"

Yankee Doodle
Though often played during events commemorating America's revolutionary era, "Yankee Doodle" was originally sung prior to the Revolution by British military officers who mocked the unorganized and buckskin-wearing 'Yankees' with whom they fought during the French and Indian War. It has become Connecticut's state song.

The Star Spangled Banner
"The Star Spangled Banner," sung to the melody of a drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven," is based on a poem written by Francis Scott Key called "Defense of Ft. McHenry." During the War of 1812, Key overheard the British plans for attacking Baltimore while on board a British ship under a flag of truce trying to negotiate the release of a local doctor. The British, unwilling to release Key or his fellow negotiator, held these Americans on board as the British navy attacked Fort McHenry. Upon seeing the American flag still flying in the morning as his ship entered Baltimore harbor, an inspired Key wrote his famous poem. "The Star Spangled Banner" became America’s national anthem by President Wilson's executive order in 1916. Congress would confirm this order in 1931.

My Country 'Tis of Thee / America
Samuel Smith wrote this song while studying in a seminary outside of Boston, MA. Based on the melody from Britain's national anthem "God Save the King," it was first performed in 1831 at a children's Independence Day celebration in Boston. "My Country 'Tis of Thee" went on to become the de facto national anthem of the United States for most of the 19th century.

God Bless America
Irving Berlin wrote this song in 1918, but its tone was not in line with the comedic show for which it was written. When looking for peaceful song as war loomed in Europe two decades later, Berlin pulled this tune off the shelves and modified it to reflect the current conditions. The radio broadcast of Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" on Armistice Day in 1938 rocketed this song to national acclaim. Woody Guthrie, unhappy with Berlin's song, wrote "This Land is Your Land" in 1940 in response to this patriotic tune.


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