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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fwd: boss is watching? look busy - LOL :-)



A smart thought!
 
Take a look at www.redbus.in
 
Therz a link "boss is watching? look busy"
 
When you click, an excel sheet with graphics, statistics appear…!
 
So if you are on this site and suddenly your boss is watching, click this.... and it will make him/her assume that you are on a serious analysis :-)
 
Clever thought...... This should be on social networking sites or some news/cricket sites as well :-)
 

Friday, July 23, 2010

FW: Amazing and heart touching...................! and read it and feel... (Must Read Please)





 
Amazing and heart touching...................! and read it and feel... (Must Read Please)

    DATE WITH A WOMAN

             


            After 21 years of Marriage, my Wife wanted me to take another Woman

            out to Dinner and a Movie.

            She said I Love You but I know this other Woman loves you and would Love

            to spend some Time with You.


            The other Woman that my Wife wanted me to visit was my
            MOTHER,

            who has been a Widow for 19 years,

            but the demands of my Work and my three Children had made it possible

            to visit her only occasionally.


            That night I called to Invite her to go out for Dinner and a Movie.


            'What's wrong, are you well,'
            she asked?

            My Mother is the type of Woman who suspects that

            a Late Night Call or a Surprise Invitation is a sign of Bad News.


            'I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,'

            I responded.


            'Just the two of us.'



            She thought about it for a moment, and then said,

            'I would like that very much.'



            That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit Nervous.
            When I arrived at her House, I noticed that she too seemed to be Nervous

            about our Date.

            She waited in the Door with her Coat on.

            She had Curled her Hair and was wearing the Dress that she had worn to

            Celebrate her last Wedding Anniversary.


            She smiled from a face that was as Radiant as an Angel's.


            'I told my Friends that I was going to go out with My Son, and they were impressed, '


            She said, as she got into the Car.


            'They can't wait to hear about our meeting'.


            We went to a Restaurant that, although not Elegant, was very Nice and Cozy.

            My Mother took my Arm as if She were the First Lady.


            After we sat down, I had to read the Menu. Large Print.

            Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting

            there staring at me.


            A Nostalgic Smile was on her Lips.


            'It was I who used to have to Read the Menu when you were Small,'


            She said.


            'Then it's Time that you Relax and let me Return the Favor,'


            I responded.


            During the Dinner, we had an Agreeable Conversation, nothing

             Extra-ordinary, but catching up on recent Events of each others Life.

            We talked so much that we missed the Movie.

            As we arrived at her House later,

            She said,
            'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.'

            I agreed.


            'How was your Dinner Date?'
            asked My Wife when I got Home.

            'Very Nice. Much more so than I could have Imagined,'
            I answered.


            A few days later, my Mother died of a Massive Heart Attack.

            It happened so suddenly that I didn't have Time to do anything for her.
            Some time later, I received an Envelope with a Copy of a Restaurant Receipt

            from the same place Mother and I had dined.


            An Attached Note Said:


            'I paid this Bill in Advance.

            I wasn't sure that I could be there;

            But nevertheless, I paid for Two Plates 
             
             
            One for You and the Other for Your Wife.

            You will never know what that Night meant for Me.
             

            I Love You,
              My Son.'


            At that moment, I understood the Importance of saying in Time:

            'I LOVE YOU!'


            and to give our Loved Ones the Time that they Deserve.

            Nothing in Life is more important than
            God and your Family.

            Give them the
            Time they Deserve, because these Things cannot be
            Put Off till
            'Some Other Time.'


            Pass This Along To Everyone

            With An
            Aging Parent,
            To A
            Child,
            To An
            Adult,
            To Anyone With A
            Parent,

            And Most Importantly,
             

            To Someone
              
             You Truly Love  


    Express the Feelings, Dont ever cheat yourself...



    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Very good buying guide for LCD TVs

    HOW DO LCD TVs WORK

    LCD monitors work by blocking light. By sandwiching a solution of TN (twisted nematic) liquid crystals between two perpendicularly aligned panes of polarized glass, it becomes possible to manipulate the intensity of light as it passes through this crystalline matrix and out the glass panel at the other end. Depending on the voltage of the electrical charge running through them, liquid crystals will untwist so that the intensity of light able to pass through the second polarized pane is affected. Basically, these displays can switch between light states (where the liquid crystals are fully twisted) and dark states (where the liquid crystals are fully untwisted), or somewhere along the gray scale in between.

    SCREEN SIZE

    As a buyer, screen size is the first thing you need to decide on. Users generally fancy large size LCDs. The general view is the bigger the LCD, the better. However, ideally one must decide the screen size depending upon the space and distance available. For a proper viewing experience, one must maintain the right distance between viewing area and television screen.

    This is important as a larger display when viewed from closer distance shows grainy or pixelated images. It also causes eye strain.

    The accepted distance for LCD displays is two to five feet for 20-27-inch displays, six to eight feet for 32-37-inch displays, 10-14 feet for 42-46-inch displays and 16 feet for 50-inch display and above.

    Also, LCD scores over CRT models in physical depth. Most are less than 3 inch in depth. Along with size, it is important to check viewing angle. LCD TVs have a good side-to-side view angle, with wide angle ranging from 160 degrees to 80 degrees from the center viewing spot.

    RESOLUTION

    Resolution or picture detail defines how finer or sharper the picture quality would be. Better the resolution, sharper the picture quality.

    Average LCD TVs offer a minimum pixel resolution of 1280x720. This should be treated as the minimum pixel count one should go for.

    Some large screen LCD TVs have as high pixel resolution as 1920x1080 , accompanied by obviously a high price tag.

    Like LG's popular Scarlet range which comes in 47 inch to 42 inch range has 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution while the 37 inch and 32 inch models offer 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.

    CONTRAST RATIO

    Another factor to note is the contrast ratio. It determines the degree of variation of the whitest and darkest parts of the image.

    If LCD TV has a low contrast ratio, dark images will look grey and while light images looks washed or blurred. An average contrast ratio to have in an LCD TV is 10,000:1 for 32-inch.

    Toshiba's new range of LCD TVs offer Higher Dynamic Contrast ratio (maximum 30,000:1 in 37-inch LCD). Samsung's latest LCD LA46A650 has a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 50,000:1 in 46-inch.

    LG's Scarlet series also has a Dynamic Ratio of 50,000:1 in all models.

    MOTION RESPONSE TIME

    In case you are a sports lover or action movie buff, Motion Response Time is a must check. Motion Response Time is the ability of an LCD TV to display fast moving objects.

    This is important as otherwise fast moving scenes like say a speeding car or in a tennis match scene, you may see notice a blur. It is described as fast motion blur.

    So, before you buy, check the specifications for Motion Response Time (ms = milliseconds). On an average, an LCD TV should have a Response Time of either 6 ms, 8ms or 12ms.

    CONNECTORS

    Check for the connectors offered. If you have a home entertainment equipment, make sure that the LCD TV has all the connections necessary to hook up to your home entertainment systems.

    Also, your LCD TVs can work as a computer screen. So, check for connections for composite, S-video, component video and RGB SCART inputs.

    You may also want to connect your TV to gaming console, HD DVD or Blu-ray player.

    ADVANTAGES OF LCD TV

    • Easier to watch as LCD TVs are significantly brighter and feature higher contrasts than traditional CRT sets
    • Improved LED backlighting system enables better black levels and a brighter more energy efficient TV performance
    • Direct-view models are only a few inches deep.
    • Saves space
    • Good picture quality
    • Environmentally friendly
    • 15" flat panel gives same viewable screen as a 17" CRT monitor

    DISADVANTAGES OF LCD TV

    • LCD has the problems producing true blacks. Some light always passes through when the liquid crystals untwist, so the best black on most LCD panels is a very dark gray.
    • Because of the way light passes through an LCD cell, direct-view LCDs usually have a narrower viewing angle than plasma TVs.
    • Low-resolution LCDs exhibit distinct pixelation and screen-door effects when blown up to big screen sizes. For front projection, using a model with XGA (1,024 x 768) or higher resolution will reduce screen-door effects

    LCD TV and LED TV

    LED or Light Emitting Diode TVs are part of the LCD TV family. The display screen on a LED is a liquid crystal display the same as it is on any other LCD TV. The main difference between the two lies with different backlighting techniques which may change the picture quality characteristics dramatically.

    LED TVs are better than LCD TVs though are more expensive currently.

    You can check more in the article: Compare LCD TV, LED TV, plasma TV, DLP TV and OLED TV

    LCD TV vs Plasma TV

    LCD TV and Plasma TV have their own benefits and disadvantages, you can check them in the article: Compare LCD TV, LED TV, plasma TV, DLP TV and OLED TV

    LCD TV PRICE AND BUDGET

    LCD TV price depends on the size and features you are looking for. As the features and size go high, so does the price. In some cases, it may depend on the brand. LCD range starts from Rs 20, 000 and can go up to Rs 5,00000.

    Sony's Bravia series (W,V,S) is priced between Rs 24,990 to 299,900. Sony's new Bravia series BX, EX and NX are priced between Rs. 16,900 to Rs. 3,49,000. You can check more about them here.

    Panasonic's recently launched LCD TV line-up is priced between Rs 45,000 to Rs 75,000.

    LG's Scarlet series is priced between Rs 57,000 to Rs 1,60,000 depending upon the model variant. Sansui Kyuuten LCD 324H is available for Rs 39,990.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Educational sponsorship for SSC or Class X students

    Hi
     
    Please pass on this info for a benefit of students of your surroundings.

    If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2010) and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO-Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation). The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies. Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form:

    580, Shubhakar, 44th cross, 1st A main road, Jayanagar, 7th block, Bangalore.
     
    Contact numbers:
    1. Ms. Saraswati - 99009 06338
    2. Mr. Shivkumar - 99866 30301
    3. Ms. Bindu - 99645 34667
     
    Even if you don't know anyone,
    please pass on this info, someone might be in need of this help.

    India’s youngest organ donor

    Four Days old baby becomes India's youngest organ donor

    Kishore Kumar is a young Revenue Inspector in Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh.  His wife, Hymavathi, a school teacher, delivered a pre-term female baby on 8th July at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad.  Although the infant was normal for two days, she developed complications, as a result of which, the doctors ventilated her, and informed the parents that the chances of survival of the child were remote.  Unfortunately, the baby expired on the morning of 12th July.  While the parents were still in a state of shock, uncle of the baby, (also named Kishore Kumar), who is a Reporter at Saakshi newspaper broached the subject of organ donation with his namesake. He took the initiative of calling MOHAN Foundation's CEO, Mr. Raghuram and enquired if the child's organs can be used.  Mr. Raghuram mentioned to him that her heart valves and eyes can be used. 

    Kishore Kumar, Saakshi Reporter, motivated his cousin and convinced him that the child's organs can give life to other children, and that he should consider this option.  He also spoke to other members of the family who responded positively as this was going to save lives of those unfortunate children that are suffering due to absence or underdeveloped heart valves, and give vision to two people.  After obtaining a consent from the family, Mr. Raghuram, CEO of MOHAN Foundation swung into action and had the baby shifted to Innova Hospital, Secunderabad, where her heart valves and eyes were retrieved under sterile conditions.

    Unfortunately, some children are born with absence / under developed heart valves. These birth defects in the heart are called Pulmonary Atresia and Truncus Arteriosus etc. The babies born with such conditions do not have proper blood flow to the lungs. They need re-construction of blood vessel from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery (which supplies blood to the lungs). This can be done by harvesting heart valves from deceased donors. Obtaining small sized valves from the baby donors is very difficult and rare. Commercially available heart valve tubes are to be imported from abroad and are very expensive. Neonatal donors give a fresh lease of life to these unfortunate heart disease babies. 

    Baby of Hymavathi and Kishore Kumar has managed a "big achievement" in her "short span of life".  Her heart valves will breathe life in two children and two patients will enjoy the beauties of this world.  


    Lalitha Raghuram
    Country Director
    MOHAN Foundation
    #6-3-634, Flat B-1/A, Second Floor
    Green Channel, Khairatabad
    Hyderabad 500 004.
    Ph : 040 66 369 369.
    Mobile : 98490 28795
    Email : lraghuram2002@yahoo.co.in
    Website : www.mohanfoundation.org

    Don't take your organs to Heaven
    Heaven knows they are needed on earth.

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Football - Who will win the FIFA world cup 2010?

    Math has always played its part in superstitions around the globe and football is not immune to it.

    Here is a small proof (did not verify the facts, but a funny read nevertheless!):

    1.Brazil won the world cup in 1994. b4 tat they also won in 1970.. 1970+1994=3964.. 2.Argentina won the cup in 1986.b4 tat in 1978.. 1986+1978=3964.. 3.Germany won the cup in 1990.b4 tat in 1974.. 1990+1974=3964.. 4.Brazil also won the cup in 2002.b4 tat in 1962.. 2002+1962=3964.. 5.so this time.. subtract ...2010 from the magic number 3964.. 3964-2010=1954.. 1954 world cup was won by Germany..:):):)
    We will see if this theory holds fort, either in a week's time or as early as tonight, in Germany's showdown with Spain !