EBook about IPL, Teams, Matches & Schedule - 2009


Much talked about IPL matches are on at South Africa.Various state governments as well as central government were not assuring security on account of Lok Shabha election now. Here is one EBook gives some information on IPL, its teams, matches and schedule for 2009 season.

Here is the EBook about IPL - feel free to download it
http://tamilnenjam.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/ipl-ebook.pdf

How can I download Videos from Youtube?

We have huge number of special applications, web services, firefox add-ons for downloading internet videos.

Internet is like a Big Ocean. We can get all free software applications here.

Here I am giving one of the Firefox add-on to do download Video from famous sites like Youtube,Google Video, Myspace, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Veho, Blip.tv, Megavideo.

The add-on name is NetVideoHunter. Even You can download MP3 from online streaming sites.

You can handle the download application very easily. After installing it, you can see the tiny blue icon on the right hand side bottom of your Firefox browser.

For More Info and downloading : http://netvideohunter.com/

Garlic - remedy for lowering Cholesterol


Possible remedy for cholestrol? Read and understand varioue views and research reports.

This research report about how to lowering Cholesterol - Please download this PDF file

Back pain - How to avoid it?


Hello,

This is a common problem of many, irrespective of age due to constant sitting to carry out activities related to bread earning to spending time in front of TV,PC, Playing games on play station etc etc.

Some useful tips are attached. Not some thing new. We are used to constant hammering on important things to realise importance.

Please see this Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation.

Akshaya Tritiya - Special EBook


Thanks for TV commercials, for advance remainders, with their interest, about auspious days.

It is also become a custum to do things as majority of ones, residing around does it with out knowing much about the importance of the day.

Being a post operative one to understand, delayed posting should not be an issue.

This PDF Ebook gives some information on today's Akshaya Tritiya.

Men's Logic - Logic of a Man Vs Women


A man and his wife were in a court for their divorce case.

The Problem was who should get custody of the child.

The wife screamed and jumped up and said: "Your Honor. I brought The child into the world with all the pain and labor. The child Should be in my custody."

The judge turned to the husband and said: "What do you have to Say in your defense?"

The man sat for a while contemplating...then slowly rose. "Your Honor... If I put a dollar in a Pepsi Vending Machine and a Pepsi Comes out...

Whose Pepsi is it... The machine's or mine?"

Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health too!!!


Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health Friendships are good for your health. During hardships, they are a source of comfort and strength. Learn how to find and nurture friendships and how to be a good friend. They offer the shoulder to lean on. The good advice. The unspoken comfort. The good times and the shared laughter. Friendships offer all these
benefits, and lots more. They boost your self-esteem, provide companionship, and even help protect your overall health and mental well-being.

It's not always easy to form the close bonds of friendships, though. It may be especially hard to develop and keep up friendships when your life is hectic — work demands, family time, school. But friendships are important for both men and women. Take a minute to think about the friends in your life. Do you have close friends? Would you like to develop more friendships?

Why friendships are so important Good friends are good for your health. Talking with a friend over a cup of coffee, going to a ballgame together, chatting while your kids romp on the playground, or hitting the links for a round of golf can offer simple but powerful ways to connect.

Benefits of friendships

The connections of friendship can:

- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose
- Boost your happiness
- Reduce stress
- Improve your self-worth
- Decrease your risk of serious mental illness
- Help you weather traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or
the death of a loved one
- Encourage you to change unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive
drinking or lack of exercise
- Share in your good times, such as a new baby, a new job, a new house

Friends can celebrate the good times with you or offer comfort during the bad. Just knowing that friends are there for you can help you avoid unhealthy reactions to stressful situations.
Ways to actively seek out friendships Some people benefit from large and diverse networks of friends, while others prefer a smaller circle of friends and acquaintances. You may have certain very close friends you rely on for deeply personal conversations, and more casual friendships for movies, a pickup game of basketball or backyard cookouts.

But many adults, especially men and those in troubled relationships, find it hard to develop new friendships or keep up existing friendships. For one thing, time may be short. Friendships may take a back seat to your other priorities, such as long days on the job, keeping up the house, or caring for aging parents. Or maybe you've moved to a new community and haven't yet
found a way to meet people.

Developing good friendships does take some work. But remember that friends don't have to be your age or share a similar cultural, religious or educational background. And because friendships are so important to your overall sense of well-being, it's worth the time and effort to create friendships.

Meeting new people
Here are some ways you can develop friendships:

- Get out with your pet. Seek out a popular dog park, make conversation with those who stop to talk on your daily neighborhood jaunts, or make pet play dates.

- Work out. Join a class through a local gym, senior center or community fitness facility. Or start a lunchtime walking group at work.

- Do lunch. Invite an acquaintance to join you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

- Accept invites. When you're invited to a party, dinner or social gathering, say yes. Resist the urge to say no just because you may not know everyone there or because you may initially feel awkward. You can always leave if you get too uncomfortable.

- Volunteer. Hospitals, places of worship, museums, community centers, charitable groups and other organizations often need volunteers. You can form strong connections when you work with people who share a mutual interest.

- Join a cause. Get together with a group of people working toward a goal you believe in, such as an election or the cleanup of a natural area.

- Join a hobby group. Find a nearby group with similar interests in such things as auto racing, music, gardening, books or crafts.

- Go back to school. Take a college or community education course to meet people with similar interests.

- Hang out on your porch. Front porches used to be social centers for the neighborhood. If you don't have a front porch, you can still pull up a chair and sit out front with a cup of coffee or a good book. Making yourself visible shows that you are friendly and open.

- Join a church or faith community. Many churches and faith communities welcome new members.

You may not become instant friends the first time you meet someone. But the seeds of lasting friendships can be sown with something as simple as a friendly wave as you're mowing the lawn or bringing in the newspaper. Keep friendships nurturing and healthy Developing and maintaining healthy friendships involves give and take. Sometimes you're the one giving support to your friends, and other times you're on the receiving end. Letting friends know you care about them and appreciate them will help ensure that their support remains strong when times are rough. It's as important for you to be a good friend as it is to surround yourself with good friends.

Here are some ways to make sure your friendships remain healthy and
supportive:

- Go easy. Don't overwhelm friends with phone calls or e-mails. Communication can be brief — five minutes on the phone or several sentences in an e-mail. Find out how late or early you can call, and respect those boundaries. Do have a plan for crisis situations, when you may need to
temporarily set aside such restrictions.

- Be aware of how others perceive you. Ask a friend for an honest evaluation of how you come across to others. Take note of any areas for improvement and work on them.

- Don't compete. Don't let a friendship turn into a hidden battle over who makes the most money, has the best clothes or the coolest car. Don't fight over other friends. This will only turn friendships into unhealthy rivalries.

- Adopt a healthy, realistic self-image. Both vanity and constant self-criticism can be turnoffs to potential friends.

- Resolve to improve yourself. Cultivating your own honesty, generosity and humility will enhance your self-esteem and make you a more compassionate and appealing friend.

- Avoid relentless complaining. Nonstop complaining is tiresome and draining on friendships. Talk to your friends about how you can change the parts of your life that you're unhappy about.

- Adopt a positive outlook. Try to find the humor in things. Laughter is infectious and appealing.

- Listen up. Make a point to ask what's going on in the lives of your friends. Don't talk about your own problems all the time. Friendships can't last when you're self-absorbed.

Friendships pay dividends Friendships provide a sense of belonging and comfort. Friendships act as a buffer against life's hardships and help you develop resilience. They offer compassion and acceptance. And friendships can make you feel important and needed by giving you a chance to offer someone else comfort and companionship, too.

Relationships change as you age, but it's never too late to build new friendships or reconnect with old friends. The investment in your friends will pay off in better health and a brighter outlook for years to come.

What a funny C++ and Java Code - Must see

First one is C++ Code

#define Cute beautiful_lady

main()
{
goto college;
scanf("100%" ,&ladies);
if(lady ==Cute)
line++;

while( !reply )
{
printf("I Love U");
scanf("100%" ,&reply);
}

if(reply == "GAALI")
main(); /* go back and repeat the process */

else if(reply == "SANDAL ")
exit(1);

else if(reply == "I Love U")
{
lover =Cute ;
love = (heart*)malloc( sizeof(lover) );
}

goto restaurant;

restaurant:
{
food++;
smile++;
pay->money = lover->money;
return(college) ;
}

if(time==2.30)
goto cinema;

cinema:
{
watch++;
if(intermission)
{
coke++;
Popecorn++;
}
}
}


Here is the Java Code

class Srilankan_Bachelor_ female_professio nal
{
double styles;
short skirts;
long time_to_understand_ problems;
float mind;
void knowledge();
char non_co_operative;
}

class Married_female_ Software_ Professional
{
double weight;
short tempered;
long gossips;
float hopes;
void work();
char unstable;
}

class Female_Engaged_ software_ professional
{
double time_on_phone;
short attention_on_ work;
long boast;
float on_cloud_nine;
void understanding( );
char edgy;
}

class Srilankan_Newly_ Married_software _professional
{
double dinner_invitations;
short time_at_work;
long lunch_breaks;
float talks;
void bank_balance( );
char hen_pecked;
}

class Srilankan_husband_ wife_software_ professional
{
double income;
short temper;
long time_no_see;
float new_software_ company;
void love_life();
char money_minded;
}

Thanks to : skylinelk

Cool One Liners


If I save time, when do I get it back?

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally

The statement below is true. The statement above is false.

As I said before, I never repeat myself.

War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's left.

Your future depends on your dreams. So go to sleep!

ALCOHOL KILLS SLOWLY So what? Who's in a hurry?

If you think your boss is stupid, remember you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.

When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.

Join the army, see the world, meet interesting people, and kill them.

Until I was 13, I thought my name was 'Shut Up.'

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?

I've never been drunk, but often I've been over served.

The road to success is always under construction.

Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce.

Everyone has a photographic memory; some people just don't have film.

If our constitution allows us free speech, why are there phone bills?

They say God is one, then why so many Gods?

When someone dies in an accident, they say "It's God's will." And if you survive an accident, they say, "It's God's grace."

Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without... but whatever you do, you'll regret it later.

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me.

Let me See if I could round this series off with the Cool One Liners - Revolutions edition...



(i)Expecting the world to treat u fairly coz u r a good person is like

expecting the lion not to attack u coz u r a vegetarian.

Think about it.

(ii)Don't walk as if you rule the world, walk as if you don't care who rules the world!

That's called Attitude…! Keep on rocking!

(iii)Every lady hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did...

And is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did!!!

(iv) He was a good man. He never smoked, drank n had no affair.

When he died, the insurance company refused the claim.

They said: he who never lived, cannot die!

(v)A man threw his wife in a pond of Crocodiles?

He's now being harassed by the Animal Rights Activists for being cruel to the Crocodiles!

(vi)So many options for suicide: Poison, sleeping pills, hanging,

jumping from a building, lying on train tracks...

But we chose Marriage, slow sure!

(vii) All desirable things in life are either illegal, banned, expensive

Or married to someone else!

(viii)When things go wrong, when sadness fills your heart,

When tears flows from your eyes always say these words…

Eh Ganpat, chal daru la…

(Translation – Ganpat bring out the booze!!)

(ix)10% of road accidents are due to drunken driving.

Which makes it a logical statement that....

90% of accidents are due to driving without drinking!

(x) If time doesn't wait for you, don't worry!

Just remove the damn battery from the clock and Enjoy life!

They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance.

Love thy neighbour, but be sure her husband is away.

I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

Where there's a will, there are five hundred relatives.

A beautiful relationship does not depend upon how good we understand someone but on how well we avoid misunderstandings.

A diet is a selection of food that makes other people lose weight.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Do you have trouble making up your mind? Well, yes or no?

A hard thing about business is minding your own.

Death is hereditary.

An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.

America is a country where half the money is spent buying food, and the other half is spent trying to lose weight.

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. But . . . an onion a day keeps everyone away.

An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Be of use, but don't be used.

Borrow money from pessimists.They don't expect it back.

Consider how hard it is to change yourself; and you will understand what little chance you have trying to change others.

Thanks to : http://blog.hickson.in/

Latches vs Enqueues in Oracle

Enqueues are another type of locking mechanism used in Oracle.

An enqueue is a more sophisticated mechanism which permits several concurrent processes to have varying degree of sharing of “known” resources.

Any object which can be concurrently used, can be protected with enqueues.

A good example is of locks on tables. We allow varying levels of sharing on tables e.g. two processes can lock a table in share mode or in share update mode
etc.

One difference is that the enqueue is obtained using an OS specific locking mechanism.

An enqueue allows the user to store a value in the lock, i.e the mode in which we are requesting it.

The OS lock manager keeps track of the resources locked. If a process cannot be granted the lock because it is incompatible with the mode requested and the lock is requested
with wait, the OS puts the requesting process on a wait queue which is serviced in FIFO.

Another difference between latches and enqueues is that in latches there is no ordered queue of waiters like in enqueues.

Latch waiters may either use timers to wakeup and retry or spin (only in multiprocessors). Since all waiters are concurrently retrying (depending on the scheduler), anyone might get the latch and conceivably the first one to try might be the last one to get.

Deep Copy Vs Shallow Copy in C#

Deep copy involves using the contents of one object to create another instance of the same class.

In a deep copy, the two objects may contain ht same information but the target object will have its own buffers and resources.

The destruction of either object will not affect the remaining object.

The overloaded assignment operator would create a deep copy of objects.

Shallow copy involves copying the contents of one object into another instance of the same class thus creating a mirror image.

Owing to straight copying of references and pointers, the two objects will share the same externally contained contents of the other object to be unpredictable.


Using a copy constructor we simply copy the data values member by member. This method of copying is called shallow copy.

If the object is a simple class, comprised of built in types and no pointers this would be acceptable.

This function would use the values and the objects and its behavior would not be altered with a shallow copy, only the addresses of pointers that are members are copied and not the value the address is pointing to.

The data values of the object would then be inadvertently altered by the function.

When the function goes out of scope, the copy of the object with all its data is popped off the stack. If the object has any pointers a deep copy needs to be executed.

With the deep copy of an object, memory is allocated for the object in free store and the elements pointed to are copied.

A deep copy is used for objects that are returned from a function.

FAT 32 Vs NTFS

FAT32

FAT32 is an acronym for File Allocation Table, and the 32 stands for the bit version (there are also FAT12, used for floppy disks, and FAT16, that was the original FAT released with Windows).

It has been around since 1996 with the release of Windows 95 OSR2, the advantage to that is that alot of operating systems have support for it.

These include all the current Windows operating systems as well as a number of the MacOS's

There are several limiting factors to FAT32, namely:
* Limited to 8.3 filenames (unless you setup LFN)
* Must begin with a letter or number
* Can't contain spaces
* Not case sensitive
* Limited to 4 GB partition size

NTFS

Created to make up for what was lacking in FAT. That certainly explains the the acronym New Technology File System. Only NT kernel operating systems (Windows NT, 2000, XP) can access a drive that is using NTFS. So if you are running multiple operating systems on the same computer you should probably just go with FAT32 for formating the hard drive. This allows all operating systems to see the entire hard drive.

Interestingly enough Windows 2000 and XP format programs can only create FAT32 filesystems up to 32 GB.

For more information on the specifics of about NTFS read Microsofts own article here.

For further >>>>

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/choosing_between_ntfs_fat_and_fat32.mspx?mfr=true

Windows Recovery Console Commands

Windows Recovery Console Commands - Microsoft Windows Tips

The Windows Recovery Console is used to obtain access to your computer without starting the Windows graphical user interface. With the Windows Recovery Console, you can:

- Use, copy, rename, or replace system files and folders.
- Enable or disable services or device startup for the next time that you boot your computer.
- Repair the file system boot sector or the Master Boot Record.
- Create and format partitions on drives.

Here are the available commands that can be used with the Windows Recovery Console.

ATTRIB
Use the attrib command with one or more of the following parameters to change the attributes of a file or a folder:

BATCH
batch inputfile [outputfile]
Use this command to run commands that are specified in a text file. In the command syntax, inputfile specifies the text file that contains the list of commands to be run, and outputfile specifies the file that contains the output of the specified commands. If you do not specify an output file, the output appears on the screen.

BOOTCFG
Use this command for boot configuration and recovery.

CD and CHDIR
Use the cd and chdir commands to change to a different folder.

CHKDSK
chkdsk drive /p /r
The chkdsk command checks the specified drive and repairs or recovers the drive if the drive requires it.The command also marks any bad sectors and it recovers readable information.

CLS
Use this command to clear the screen.

COPY
copy source destination
Use this command to copy a file.

DEL and DELETE
del drive: path filename
delete drive: path filename
Use this command to delete a file.

DIR
dir drive: path filename
Use this command to display a list of files and subfolders in a folder.

DISABLE
disable servicename
Use this command to disable a Windows system service or driver.

DISKPART
diskpart /add /delete device_name drive_name partition_name size
Use this command to manage the partitions on your hard disk volumes.

ENABLE
enable servicename start_type

You can use the enable command to enable a Windows system service or driver.

EXIT
Use the exit command to quit the Recovery Console.

EXPAND
expand source [/F:filespec] [destination] [/y]
expand source [/F:filespec] /D
Use this command to expand a file

FIXBOOT
fixboot drive name:
Use this command to write the new Windows boot sector code on the system partition.

FIXMBR
fixmbr device name
Use this command to repair the MBR of the boot partition.

FORMAT
format drive: /Q /FS:file-system
Use this command to format the specified drive to the specified file system.

LISTSVC
The listsvc command lists all available services, drivers, and their start types for the current Windows installation.

LOGON
The logon command lists all detected installations of Windows and then requests the local administrator password for the copy of Windows that you want to log on to.

MAP
map arc
Use this command to list drive letters, file system types, partition sizes, and mappings to physical devices.

MD and MKDIR
The md and mkdir commands create new folders.

MORE
more filename
Use this command to display a text file to the screen.

RD and RMDIR
Use rd and rmdir commands to delete a folder.

REN and RENAME
Use the ren and rename commands to rename a file.

SET
You can use the set to display or modify four environment options.

SYSTEMROOT
The systemroot command sets the current working folder to the %SystemRoot% folder of the Windows installation that you are currently logged on to.

TYPE
type filename
Use the type command to display a text file.

RegCure - windows registry cleaner


A reliable computer software repair tool is the solution to overcome this problem and save money.

Keep in mind that computer repair companies can charge you a lot for a simple problem, which you could have easily fixed at home.

Computer repair software can fix most of the common PC problems.

You do not need any technical knowledge to run this software.

It is just a matter of a mouse click or two.

Make your slow PC a thing of the past! Realize your systems true potential!

RegCure – unparalleled system performance at the click of a button.

RegCure Feature List

* Automatic/Manual Removal
* Shows scan progress
* Back-up Registry
* Built in scheduler
* Compress or Defrag Registry
* Manage/Cleanup Startup Programs
* Scans for Invalid Program shortcuts
* Removes Duplicate files
* Deletes empty registry Keys
* Checks invalid Class Keys
* Checks Shell Extension
* Checks invalid Help Files
* Checks Invalid CLSID/Typelib/Interface Entries
* Checks Invalid Shared known DLL’s
* Checks invalid Paths
* Checks Application Path Keys/Orphan References
* Checks Invalid Fonts
* Checks Invalid File Types//Extensions/Entries
* Startup manager

RegCure – unparalleled system performance at the click of a button...
RegCure uses the most sophisticated technology available to analyze your registry for missing, obsolete, and corrupt entries.

Compatible with all Microsoft products and third party applications, RegCure seeks out those remnants left behind on your registry from failed installations, incomplete un-installations, disabled drivers, and spyware applications.

RegCure has many features like backing up and restoring of files, fixing start-up problems, correcting incorrect program shortcuts, fixing registry errors etc.

The system has the facility to schedule tasks. This software tool is very useful to use as a preventive maintenance tool. It can automatically repair potential future problems even before it occurs.

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Get EBooks for Technologies in Tamil



Do you want to get Technology based EBooks?
Here are the links.

Windows XP

Photoshop

Web Designing

Computer Dictionary

Linux

Java

Sun Star Office

Thanks to : Ponmalar

What a funny Javascript code?


Do the following steps one by one.

1) Click here to search Flowers in Google

2. Copy and Paste the following JavaScript Source Code in your browser's address bar.




3. Can You see Images circling your browser in Google image search result?

Note : This JavaScript works on Google image search results and flickr.

What is a Torrent? The Top 35 Torrent Sites of 2009


Torrents are part of an extremely popular peer to peer (P2P) file distribution system used for transferring large files within a large network of people.

Define Torrent?

"BitTorrent networking is the latest form of Internet P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing. BitTorrent works by simultaneously downloading small bits of files from many web sources. BitTorrent downloading is extremely easy to use, and is completely non-profit and free of user subscription fees."

What is Torrent Client?

A torrent client is a simple software program that manages your torrent downloads and uploads. Here are my picks for the best torrent clients on the Web.

Where can I download Torrent Clients?

Azureus

It is a free torrent client; "Azureus implements the BitTorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users."

BitComet

BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, fast, very easy-to-use, and completely FREE. It contains many advanced features for BitTorrent download and extends its leading BitTorrent technology to HTTP/FTP to accelerate downloading up to 5 - 10 times faster, or more."

The Top 35 Torrent Sites of 2009

Free EBook for Microsoft Dot Net Technologies



If you are a programmer and looking to learn C#, http://www.red-gate.com gives you wonderful offer to download Illustrated C# 2008 Ebook .

Download Illustrated C# 2008 Ebook


Astrological Predictions for 2009 - EBook

Do you want to get the E-Book for Astrological Predictions for year 2009.

Please click here >>>

Creating Animated .GIF using Adobe Photoshop



As web pages develop into more sophisticated works of art, it becomes necessary for designers to use different techniques to attract a viewer. One technique that is utilized is the animated .gif graphic. The following tutorial describes how to create an animated .gif graphic using Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Visit Shaise.com for more great tutorial.



IE8 with Accelerator


Accelerator providers enhance your ability to work with text that you select on a webpage, enabling you to map addresses, define words, and more.

Please visit here for more >>>

Here too >>>

What is Favicon? How to change the favicon for your blog?


A favicon (short for "favorites icon"), also known as a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.

A web designer can create such an icon, and many recent web browsers can then make use of them.

Browsers that support favicons may display them in the browser's URL bar, next to the site's name in lists of bookmarks, and next to the page's title in a tabbed document interface.

Please upload your .ico file in any photo sharing sites like photobucket etc., The width x height is 16x16 for the .ico file (that is my choice)

How to change the favicon for your blog?

Please login to your blogger using your credentials.

Open Edit HTML on the Template tab.

Please search for <title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>

Insert this code next to it
<link href="'URL" rel="'shortcut" type="'image/vnd.microsoft.icon'/">

6. Save the template

7. Please reload your blog post to see the changes.

What is DreamScene?


Windows DreamScene is a Windows Ultimate Extra. Windows Ultimate Extras are designed for Windows Vista Ultimate customers to extend Windows features to make using your computer more fun.

With Windows DreamScene, you can change your desktop background to a video clip, which runs in a continuous loop to make your desktop come to life.

Ten Tips for Better Sleep


Feeling crabby lately? It could be you aren't getting enough sleep. Work, household responsibilities and child care can make sleep difficult to come by. Factor in other unexpected challenges such as financial worries, layoffs, relationship issues or an illness, and quality sleep may be even more elusive.

You may not be able to control or eliminate all of the factors that interfere with your sleep, but you can create an environment and adopt habits that encourage a more restful night. Try these suggestions if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep:

Go to bed and get up at about the same time every day, even on the weekends. Sticking to a schedule helps reinforce your body's sleepwake cycle and can help you fall asleep better at night.

Don't eat or drink large amounts before bedtime. Eat a light dinner about two hours before sleeping. If you're prone to heartburn, avoid spicy or fatty foods, which can make your heartburn flare and prevent a restful sleep. Also, limit how much you drink before bed. Too much liquid can cause you to wake up repeatedly during the night for trips to the bathroom.

Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol in the evening. These are stimulants that can keep you awake. Smokers often experience withdrawal symptoms at night, and smoking in bed is dangerous. Avoid caffeine for eight hours before your planned bedtime. Your body doesn't store caffeine, but it takes many hours to eliminate the stimulant and its effects. And although often believed to be a sedative, alcohol actually disrupts sleep.

Exercise regularly. Regular physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, can help you fall asleep faster and make your sleep more restful. Don't exercise within three hours of your bedtime, however. Exercising right before bed may make getting to sleep more difficult.

Make your bedroom cool, dark, quiet and comfortable. Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Adjust the lighting, temperature, humidity and noise level to your preferences. Use blackout curtains, eye covers, earplugs, extra blankets, a fan, a humidifier or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.

Sleep primarily at night. Daytime naps may steal hours from nighttime slumber. Limit daytime sleep to about a halfhour and make it during midafternoon. If you work nights, keep your window coverings closed so that sunlight, which adjusts the body's internal clock, doesn't interrupt your sleep. If you have a day job and sleep at night, but still have trouble waking up, leave the window coverings open and let the sunlight help wake you up.

Choose a comfortable mattress and pillow. Features of a good bed are subjective and differ for each person. But make sure you have a bed that's comfortable. If you share your bed, make sure there's enough room for two. Children and pets are often disruptive, so you may need to set limits on how often they sleep in bed with you.

Start a relaxing bedtime routine. Do the same things each night to tell your body it's time to wind down. This may include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or listening to soothing music. Relaxing activities done with lowered lights can help ease the transition between wakefulness and sleepiness.

Go to bed when you're tired and turn out the lights. If you don't fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and do something else. Go back to bed when you're tired. Don't agonize over falling asleep. The stress will only prevent sleep.

Use sleeping pills only as a last resort. Check with your doctor before taking any sleep medications. He or she can make sure the pills won't interact with your other medications or with an existing medical condition. Your doctor can also help you determine the best dosage. If you do take a sleep medication, reduce the dosage gradually when you want to quit, and never mix alcohol and sleeping pills. If you feel sleepy or dizzy during the day, talk to your doctor about changing the dosage or discontinuing the pills.

If you're having problems sleeping more than three times a week for a month's time, see your doctor. You could have a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome. Identifying and treating the cause of your sleep disturbance can help get you back on the road to a good night's sleep

A little trivia informations

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand ...

And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.
(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". ?

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Nine Words Women Use


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they
are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an
hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five
more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means
something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing
usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal
statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are
an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing
with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a
women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard
before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint.
Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true,
unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not
thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a
'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying Go & Jump in the Bay
of Bengal!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times,
but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's
wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

What is Microsoft Surface?


Microsoft Surface is another glorified and hyped touch screen computer.

The touch screen computers enable users to do away with keyboard and mouse. They can navigate the menu by touching various options to reach a logical end of viewing data or printing. And there ends the comparison. Microsoft Surface can do many more things, which you think are not possible!

One can touch a color in the one-screen palette and draw an image on the screen. Touch blue and draw the sky, Touch green and draw grass. Microsoft Surface can understand all this. It also recognizes various objects. The system can be designed to set up a plate on the surface and the system throws up a menu! And many more possibilities await us as we progress.




The technology itself is not new. It is called Multi-touch. University of Toronto had some pioneering work on multi-touch tablets and Bell Labs on multi-touch screens, way back in early 1980s. Steven Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research conceptualized leveraging multi-touch and thought about Microsoft Surface as product in 2001.

The work went on briskly and a presentation about Microsoft Surface was given to Bill Gates in 2003. The first prototype was nicknamed T1 and the development team designed specific applications like photo browser, puzzles, games etc.

Better lighting...for your computer



Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.




F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

For More Details and Download F.lux >>>>

How to Extract Text From PDF documents?



A-PDF Text Extractor is a free utility designed to extract text from Adobe PDF files for use in other applications.

The program is freeware, which means that you can use it either persionally or commercially for free.

To extract text from a PDF file, the PDF file must meet the following conditions:

>> The file is formatted to contain text and not just images.
>> The file containssecurity restrictions which disable text selecting. (You may remove the security by using the A-PDF Restriction Remover)

http://www.a-pdf.com/text/index.htm

Kids Are Quick - Jokes


TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.


TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.


TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
GLENN: KROKODIAL'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this kid)


TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.


TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have
ten years ago.
WINNIE: Me!


TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.


TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'



TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree,
but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish
him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.


TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.


TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your
brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people
are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher

Make someone laug! Laughter is the soul's medicine!!

iCloud - A Web OS


icloud is a web site that turns your web browser into an online computer. Your icloud computer comes with the following features out of the box.

Open http://icloud.com in your web browser, log in, and your very own desktop will emerge in seconds.

The desktop is the starting point of your icloud experience. Here you'll keep your most frequently used files and applications.

To the right, you have a sidebar where you can keep small useful applications, e.g. clock, calendar, weather update etc.

To the lower left you'll find the start menu for easy access to all features in icloud.

A free online computer with desktop, applications and storage.

icloud consists of a desktop with applications and files that you run through your web browser.

Because it's running in the cloud (the internet) it can offer you impressive features such as easy sharing and rich collaboration.

The icloud team is 100% committed to providing you with an exciting, reliable, and productive computing experience.

How can I try icloud?

First make sure you've signed up for an account here. Then open http://os.icloud.com in your web browser. It's as easy as that. When your done, close your browser and icloud and all traces of your activities will be gone.

http://icloud.com

Inspirational Quotes - Must read


Success is stairs you can not climb while your hands in your pocket.

Trying to touch the candle from it's flame .. your hand will burn out.

Severe storms crashed huge tree .. but it does not affect the Green Brushwood that bow to it.

You can forgot who share laughs with you .. but sure you can't forget who share cries with you.

Beware of door which has many keys.

People are not planning for failure ... But they fail only in the planning.

Don't be so sweet to be eating nor so bitter to be spit out

If we saw ourselves as others see us we wouldn't talked to them for a moment.

Smile a good word without Characters

Those who are fighting fire with fire .. usually obtained ash

Smacks smash windows only .. But refined iron

Wise person who made a boat to cross the river, rather than to build walls around himself for protections from flooding.

Learn to say I do not know .. coz if you say I do not know they will teach you untill you know .. and if you say I know they will keep asking untill you don't know.

The vulnerability of the wall .. Tempt thieves

Who loses wealth loses much .. and who lose a friend loses too much.. and who loses the courage he lose everything.

Stay away from the angry man little bit .. and stay away from The silent man forever.

Do not think of the missing .. So as not to lose the existing.

If you consulted the wise, his mind will become yours.

Whenever you good at dividing your time ... your day will became as a room for many things.

and Finally,

The good word it's not an arrow ... But it's still penetrate the heart'''

“ Be the sky above you,
blue Soft be the road below you,
Affection be the breeze around you,
I pray all the happiness surrounds you.
Have a Good Day....

How To Stay Young?

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,
whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And
the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is
with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets,
keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,
improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next
county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away.

How to find values for Maths Equation using Microsoft Live Search?

We used to do some small mathematics calculations using Google Search Engine.

For Example, If we give 120*32, it will results 120 * 32 = 3840. See the result below.



We can get the Rupees conversion from USD using Google Search.
Type 1$ in inr in the Textbox, it will show 1 US$ = 49.4804552 Indian rupees.




We can find the value for variable, get the results of mathematics equation using Microsoft Live Search. This is new feature only in Live Search.

Type 3x=18 and Press Enter in Live Search. It will display 3x=18 : x=6.



Please enter x+(x*8)=256 there, you can see the value of the variable x;

x+( x*8)=256 : x=28.444444

Have you heard about Throw-Away Email Addresses?

Throw away email addresses concept is very safe because once the time is up, the account just doesn’t exist any more. Here is the list of online temporary email address providers lets you create short-lived email account that will automatically forward incoming emails to your real email address.

Features:

>>> Create temporary email address with auto email forwarding.
>>> Create as many emails as you like.
>>> Control lifespan of your email address (3 , 6 , 12 ,and 24 hours)
>>> No sign up or registration needed.

Do you need a temporary email address?

The following sites are giving the temporary email services.

http://www.yopmail.com/en/

http://www.filzmail.com/

http://www.mintemail.com/

http://meltmail.com/

Qimo - Desktop OS for Kids


Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids.

Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.

Qimo's interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons for all installed games, so that even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.

Qimo needs a minimum of 256MB of memory to run from the CD, or 192MB to install.
At least 6 GB of hard drive space is recommended, and a 400MHz or faster CPU.

BootRacer - Test your Windows boot speed!

BootRacer allows you to check your Windows boot speed. Race your Windows boot using BootRacer and check your boot rating. If your computer boot time less than one minute you will get Excellent rating! Otherwise you need to speed up your Windows boot!

http://www.greatis.com/bootracer/download.htm

Aasaan - Tamil/English Typing Tutor

Aasaan - Tamil Typing Tutor software is a very simple guide to learn touch typing.

Today, large number of software engineers and technical staff are using only their two fingers while typing.

This is because of not learning the touch typing through a proper course.

By using this software, you can learn the basics very quickly, that is within 6 to 10 hours.

Also your time will not be wasted. Depending upon your speed, you can learn other lessons too.

Thus you can master in the touch typing.

The specialty of this software is that typing exercises are provided for three different types of keyboard in a single software.

You will also find that the lessons are being taught in dual language (English and Tamil). Version 1 includes unspecified updates.

How to practice?
Choose your Typing Layout first.
(By default English mode is chosen).

Choose your 'Scheme'(Lessons, Test, Games)
and begin your exercise.

Choose 'Special Lessons' for learning Numeric and Special Characters.

For More Info >>>
Click here to start Download >>>

PDF Split and Merge tool


PDF Split and Merge tool is implemented using the PdfSharp library and is either GUI or command driven.

It is useful for automated document creation.

It allows bookmarks from the input pdfs to be imported and flexibly embedded in the destination document.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfmerge/

What is BumpTop?


BumpTop is a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. Like a real desk, but better.

Your desktop doesn't have to be a boring graveyard for lost and forgotten files anymore! Transform it with BumpTop.

Create the desktop that suits your needs and style.

It lets you visually connect with your desktop.

Pin important files or sticky notes to your wall so you don't forget them.

And with BumpTop, more frequently used files get bigger and heavier so you can find them easily.



For More Details >>>>> http://www.bumptop.com

Free EBooks for Linux Freshers


Now many of our friends are trying with Ubuntu version of Linux. Everybody is feeling better about it than Windows.

I am feeling more comfortable with it.

I found these 3 free EBooks for Linux entirely for Freshers. Please feel free to download.

Keep Linuxing.. Here is the download Links.

The Linux Starter Pack
The Easiest Linux Guide
Ubuntu Pocket Guide

Do you want to download Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2007?



Microsoft is implementing more number of changes to promote Sharepoint Platform.

It is used to create and deploy interactive solutions on the SharePoint platform, without having to write code.

Please click here to get Free copy of MS Sharepoint Designer 2007.

How to use Portable Ubuntu?




http://portableubuntu.sourceforge.net/

The Ant and the Grasshopper - Old Vs Modern

OLD VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a
fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is
warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in
the cold.

MODERN VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a
fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
demandsto know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others
are cold and starving.NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the
shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home
with a table filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house.
Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that
grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to
thegrasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .
Opposition MP's stage a walkout.Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh" in West
Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.CPM in Kerala immediately
passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring
about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes Special Reservation for Grass Hopper in educational
Insititutions & in Govt Services.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it "a triumph of justice". Lalu calls it 'Socialistic
Justice'. CPM calls it the 'revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden'
Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.


MANY YEARS LATER...

The ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi billion dollar company in silicon valley.100s of grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India.......

The Consultant

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a
brand-new BMW drives up in a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in an Armani suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban
sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the shepherd: "If
I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give
me one?"

The shepherd looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his
peacefully grazing flock and calmly answers: "Sure. Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects
it to his AT&T cell phone, surfs to a NASA page on the internet, where
he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his
location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the
area in an ultra high resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and
exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany.

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image
has been processed and the data stored.

He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel
spreadsheet with hundreds of complex formulas.

He uploads all of this data via an email on his Blackberry and, after a
few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,
miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the shepherd and
says: "You have exactly 1586 sheep."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my sheep." says the
shepherd.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused
as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then the shepherd says to the young man: "Hey, if I can tell you exactly
what your business is, will you give me back my sheep?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says: "Okay, why
not?"

"You're a consultant." says the shepherd. "Wow! That's correct," says
the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required", answered the shepherd. "You showed up here even
though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already
knew, to a question I never asked; and you don't know crap about my
business... Now give me back my dog."

Are You Good At Maths?

Think of a number (BETWEEN 3 and 999).

Multiply it by 3.

Now add 5 to the result.

Take away the number you first thought of.

Now add 7.

Subtract 2.

Add back the number you first thought of.

Now, close your eyes .

Dark, isn't it?*

What is this?

What is this?

If a barber makes a __________ , it is a new style.

If a driver makes a __________ ,it is an accident.

If an engineer makes a __________, it is a new attack.

If a parents make a __________,it is a new generation.

If a politician makes a __________,it is a new legal principle.

If a scientist makes a __________.it is a new discovery.

If a dressmaker makes a __________ , it is a new fashion.

If a teacher makes a __________, it is a new theory.

If a boss makes a __________, it is our mistake.

If a personal makes a __________,it is a __________.

Computer software - Techvideo

15 Special Puzzles for you

Part A

a) There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?

b) A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

c) A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it’s highest, how many rungs are under water?

d)Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

e) If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field?


Answers:
e) One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.

d) Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you follow the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed before addition.
So, half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.

c) None, the boat rises with the tide.

b) The time is 1:45.
Explanation : The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

a) The word “incorrectly”.

Part B
1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus

--->An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
--->An old friend who once saved your life.
--->The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose?

2. Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don’t know what he looks like but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. The police bust in on a carpenter, a lorry driver, a mechanic and a fireman all playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they’ve got their man?

3. How could a baby fall out of a twenty-story building onto the ground and live?

4. There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each take one of the eggs. How can it be that one egg is left in the basket?

Answers:

4. The last person took the basket with the last egg still inside.

3. The baby fell out of a ground floor window.

2. The fireman is the only man in the room. The rest of the poker players are women.

1. The old lady of course! After helping the old lady into the car, you can give your keys to your friend, and wait with your perfect partner for the bus

Part C

a. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it’s raining! Why? (This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking puzzles. It is a true classic.Although there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying. )

b. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says, “I can’t operate on this boy, he is my son! ” How can this be?

c. A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, lumpier, gloves and balaclava. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

d. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle that can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.

e. A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

f. A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says ‘Thank you’ and walks out. (This puzzle claims to be the best of the genre .It is simple in its! statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.)

Answers :

f. The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock. It worked and cured the hiccups - so the man no longer needed the water.

d. A square manhole cover can be turned and dropped down the diagonal of the manhole. A round manhole cannot be dropped down the manhole. So for safety and practicality, all manhole covers should be round.

e. The poison in the punch came from the ice cubes. When the man drank the punch, the ice was fully frozen. Gradually it melted, poisoning the punch.

c. It was day time.

b. The surgeon was his mother.

a. The man is very, very short and can only reach halfway up the elevator buttons. However, if it is raining then he will have his umbrella with him and can press the higher buttons with it.