Friday, November 30, 2007

Wats ur Pirate name??

Friday, November 30, 2007

So i am 'Crafty' Hidalgo Blythe ....chk out ur pirate name at http://gangstaname.com/pirate_name.php and let me know it thro ur comments..:D

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

where are you hiding baby....

Thursday, November 29, 2007
People glancing at me for the first time would all think am a sweet innocent girl(ha ha ha... truly guys)but you should ask my mom how sweet and also how very innocent i am,she would burst out crying at this question as i had given her a huge run when i was a kid,fell into a ground well,got my head caught into our gate, had a fracture and lots more... but this one incident was the best of all and it proved wat an evil genius i am.
My mom was pregant around 7-8 mnths and was carrying my sister.Now usually she would bathe me and leave me to play with the water for sometime.And so that day too the same thing happened she left me and went inside.After playing for sometime i decided to trick her and hide somewhere.Here comes my brilliance,we had slabs put in our store room and beneath it was a huge wooden box and on either sides of the box there articles.I went to one side of the box and hid behind the gas cylinder he he he... it was so full that noone could have guessed me there.
When i dint come inside my mom came to chk in the bathroom and as it was empty she guessed immediately that i must hiding somewere and started to search everywere. Under the sofa,bed,kitchen,everywere and couldnt find me(told ya na it was absolutely perfect).she thought that i might have ran outside and so asked my neighbours to search outside.They went searching the whole quarters and couldnt find me.When they said this my mom was so scared, and she started to cry badly calling to all gods and praying to save me.i felt sad seeing her cry so came out of the hiding and imagine what would have happened to me i was smacked like anything(ouch it hurts).i would still tease her saying how i could go out of house without her noticing it and why she searched the whole neighbourhood.she would reply that i was so naughty that i can manage with anything.oh please dont flatter me now...;-)

Would like to hear all your mischeifs too guys

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Its snow time

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Since its winter, and we all love snowfall I decided to create one for my self. So after all my research work (he he he…), I found out this cool trick with photoshop and imageready and decided to share it with u all buddies. Hope u all enjoy it

To create a snowfall we first create the effect with photoshop and then jump in to imageready for the animation part.

1.Open the image u wanna apply snow in photoshop. I ve selected this Christmas image



2.Create a new layer
Layer-> newlayer.

4.Using brush tool of a small size draw snow over the picture careful not to smudge into each other.Then with the free transform tool pull the layer down.



5.Then select layer-> duplicate layer, a copy of the present layer will be created. Now using the same tool pull the layer copy upwards.

6.Select layer->merge down now both the created layers will be merged as one.

7.Now once the layers have been merged.Select the jump to imageready option in the tool box.And the edited image will be opened in imageready, were we will be creating the animation part.

8. Here you will notice that in the animation palette a single frame containing the image will be created. Now select the small arrow on the top right corner of the palette and from the menu that displays select new frame.

9. In the new created frame select the layer and using the transform tool pull the layer slightly down.



10. Then again select the arrow in the palette, this time choose tween and give fifteen as the number of frames.Select file-> save optimized as… that’s it your done and your snow is ready to fall


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School memories

I am trying to sleep but i cant,random thoughts kept moving.I could hear the clock ticking,my thoughts went back to my childhood days.I still remember my LKG days,my mom said that i use to cry everyday for about one month to goto school.My class teacher kushitha will say my mom to leave when my mom hesitate to leave me crying.I once ran out of the class before the lunch bell watching my mom waiting outside,then my class teacher dragged me back to class and left me only after the bell.My mom also said that she too cried at home after leaving me at school for the first day and later was consoled by our neighbors.How much affectionate she is towards me,what i am going to do for her in return???with this question in my mind,i started to test my memory.I tried if i can list all my class teacher names and started to list in order.
LKG-kushitha(My tuition teacher too till 4th)
UKG-saraswathi
1st-Aunty(thats how everyone call,so i dont blame my memory)
2nd-Ambujam(one who made my hand writing better)
3rd-Devaki
4th-Ruby(She is the one who made me sit with sindhu,my GF then)
5th-Geetha & Dhanalakshmi(Geetha left the job in mid)
6th-Sujatha
7th-Saroja
8th-Gomathi(She made me the class leader for the first time)
9th-UshaRani(very good friend)
10th-Vimala
11th-Krishnamuthi
12th-Pattudurai
Yes,i did it.Now i am confident of my memory power.Took a deep breath and started to sleep.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bus beauty!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007
I often miss my college bus as i am lazy enough to wake up by 7:15 to catch my 8:00 0'clock college bus. So the other alternative obviously is the fully loaded city bus. That day i woke up only by 7:20 so i had to go by our crowded city bus. While i was waiting impatiently at the stop, my eyes hit upon a beautiful girl. Wow,what a girl she was, i couldn't take my eyes off from her, oh yeah, she got that perfect shape. But i dint fail to watch my bus coming, i stepped into the bus and thanked god as she too boarded the same bus. I kept admiring her but at one point i got to get down. It was like i reached my destination with in seconds and was sad to leave her in the bus but i got to go to college. I should have bunked my college to see where she gets down, i said to myself. Nevertheless, the next day i woke up by 6:30 and went to bus stop by 7:30 expecting her. I dint wait more than 15 mins, there she came looking even more beautiful than i felt yesterday. I felt very happy that i got her back again, continued admiring but i dint go on to miss my college as i was confident that i can meet her every day. Now it has become a routine that i missed my college bus everyday and whenever I boarded the city bus my eyes searched for her lovely face and failed to turn away once found. Finally,one day she caught me drooling over her, guess what she dint bother and what more she too started to make unknown glances. It was real fun, I would see when she doesn’t and she would when I don't, we enjoyed this hide n seek every day. Opportunity knocked the door one day, the bus was unusually fully packed and I was just a breath away from her, I must admit that I felt a bit shy to watch her at that close quarters so i turned back. Then suddenly I felt a sweet softness in my back, her touch, wow I was covered with a frenzy of emotions from head to toe. U r damn lucky dude, i said to myself as i was savoring that exquisite moment. I was forced to miss the college as i dint witness that i went past my stop enjoying her touch. Suddenly, when i glanced through the window i saw her moving with her friends down the street. I was really shocked not because that i missed the college but i could still feel that same touch at my back. With huge disappointment, i slowly pushed myself away and turned around to find an old lady….

Moral of the story: When opportunities come your way you mustn’t turn away but hug it up with open arms….;-)

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Download BLUE Videos(HQ)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007
If u r a BLUE fan ,then u should be having these videos,if not ,do download it n enjoy the High Quality print.If u ve not tried BLUE songs yet,then u must try it out and i bet u ll become die hard fan of them if u really love music.Let me tell you these are the best music videos i ever seen and i love BLUE.

Too Close
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CW904000

U Make Me Wanna
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9CO9VYZP

U Make Me Wanna(Alternative Video)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EO8G4MF3

Guilty
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2FX1FQZF

If You Come Back
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1H042HNF

If You Come Back
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ILFJ73Z2

One Love
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JH4SX7KU

Sorry Seems To Be Hardest Word
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5ODQTK1I

Sorry Seems To Be Hardest Word(Studio)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IETRAB5F

A Chimi Dice (Breathe Easy Italian Version)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M7ZSKD5S

All Rise
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZPS4I51O

Best In Me
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6T9ZJ4K0

Breathe Easy
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TQA6SC0Y

Bubblin
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=27ESAHSE

Curtain Falls
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=85SSIG9A

Fly By
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FF5JK90K

Enjoy the ultimate music :)

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Goodbye office ;-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How nice it would be if we don’t have to wake up early and rush amidst the hectic traffic to the office. It’s the new trend that’s catching up now, which is not going late to office or bunking it altogether no no no. Its virtual assistance the new way to earn right from your home, it is a professional service of remote administrative office by an independent contractor called a virtual assistant(VA) who works with clients in an ongoing, collaborative professional relationship.
Its pretty simple, all you have to do is get yourself a PC and broadband connection then make your skill a service available to the needy. You can provide administrative services, answer fitness queries, help students with their homework; the choice depends on the skill you possess. The huge benefit of this is you can decide the working hours and arrange it according to your convenience, not to mention escaping your grumpy boss and taking holidays as long as you wish.
To start off the single-most important qualification to become a virtual assistant is at least five years administrative experience earned in the real (non-virtual) business world working in occupations such as administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager, etc.From this level of experience, a VA is expected to possess the superior skill sets, training and business knowledge which are the hallmark of a truly qualified virtual assistant. You can also register into VA organizations and business directories which will put you through prospective clients.
A VA can earn upto 400-500 per hr or even more based on his recognition and qualification. There are about 8000-10000 VAs in the world, in India the number is small but its steadily growing since the services are cheaper than abroad.Though its all enticing to hear some facts are also to be considered, by becoming a VA he will be losing the status of an employee which provides job security, pension, and health concessions on job. But still many professionals are turning into virtual assistants for the convenience it provides and the ease of work and independence.

Lets all hope for a new work experience….

www.va4business.com
www.ivaa.org
www.virtualassistantforums.com
www.vadirectory.net

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Hi-speed Fight at Night !!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Formula one's first night race will be held in Singapore in 2008 after the 18-Grand Prix calender was already confirmed by the sport's governing body.The city will host the Sept. 28 event,which it hopes will draw 80,000 spectators and generate S$100 million($68 million) in tourism spending.
Singapore has teamed up with Italy-based Valerio Maioli S.p.a,which specializes in the engineering of lighting and telecommunication system.Lighting plays an important part in the race and the company said it will use lights to guide the drivers.The entire track will be fitted with close to 1,500 projectors,placed 4 meters apart.This makes it almost four times brighter than an average sports stadium.But the brightness will not be too glaring for the drivers.This is because the projectors will be erected 10 meters above the course.The power surge will not result in any power outage or blackout,thanks to 12-twined power generators.The light will be brought to Singapore in early January to be tested in a controlled environment.
Contractors will then take approximately two to three months to set up the system,so the lighting system will likely be up in the second quarter of 2008."It's never happened before,so its very exciting for the world,and everybody's waiting for this night race.For instance, there are 400 reporters going for each grand prix.For Singapore,probably 600 are coming,almost double in number,because of the interest,"said Colin Syn,President of Singapore Grand Prix.
No wonder we are about to see a real "NFS Underground" live next year on 28th September.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blessing or Curse

Thursday, November 15, 2007
People in the IT field are earning huge amounts of money in comparison with others but, what are they paying for it, their health. Many take it for granted but in the long run it could be more harmful than anything else. And one more fact to be understood is that just because you exercise regularly and are fit and do not work for fifteen hours a day doesn’t mean you will not be affected. And its not the usual burning eyes, headache, back pain, its far more serious.
A banglorean and IT employee vijayakumar first suffered from numbness then pain; ultimately he stopped driving his car and couldn’t lift his kids. Similar situation happened with nitin, he is a long runner and could lift 40-pound barbell , but cant switch to second gear and had to stay at home for two to three months, all this because of computer.
Computer related injuries(CRI) are at large now and many fail to see their significance and end up in trouble. Our bodies can endure a certain amount of repetitive stress and bad posture before the nerves begin to come apart. The reason why it’s so alarming is how acute the injuries can be. While most repetitive stress can be fixed, the risk of relapse is permanent and could lead to lifelong damage and pain.
The most significant of it all is the RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).RSI is a multifactor complaints syndrome affecting the neck, upper back, and shoulder, upper and lowers arm, elbow, wrist or hand, or a combination of these areas, which leads either to impairment or to participation problems. Diagnosis of RSI is entirely based on a skilled musculoskeletal examination by an expert, and no "special" tests including MRI scans or nerve conduction studies can reliably diagnose it.



A few things to remember while sitting before a computer
  • Keep your wrist unsupported while typing. Do not use gel pads as wrist-rests.
  • Sit with your back supported against the chair’s backrest, and with thighs sloping down slightly so that your hips are higher than your knees
  • If your boss won’t do it for you, invest in an ergonomically sound office chair: ideally, one with a head-rest and lumbar support. The seat-height, and the angle between seat and chair back should be adjustable.
  • If you feel a CRI coming, address it early. Learn preventive stretches from a CRI expert.
  • Make sure a light source or window is not directly reflecting off your screen—for instance, by building a simple shade out of file folders.
  • Blink regularly or use a solution to keep your eyes lubricated; running a humidifier in an air-conditioned office can also help avoid dry-eye symptoms.
  • It is better to have your head angled down to your screen than up—having to look up at a screen reduces blink-rates.
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Laptops are an inherently un-ergonomic device as the screen and the keyboard are attached. When using a laptop at home or office, use an external keyboard and mouse, and a laptop stand to prop the screen to eye level. Ideally your keyboard and laptop should be placed just above the level of your lap, with your elbow at an angle of 100 degrees
  • Consult an expert before using any medication targeting CRIs.
All this is not frighten you away from the system but to make you aware, and use it sensibly and properly. After all earning in big numbers is not at all important but u should also be fit enough to enjoy them.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Watch it!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Time is said to be precious but these beauties are simply luxurious......



The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch for men features an 18K gold case and bracelet. The Royal Oak watch has automatic movement. Price: $24,800, though some Royal Oaks are priced as high as $599,400.





The Blancpain Tourbillon Rattrapante Chronograph watch (model 218-9F1-3427-0001) features automatic winding and comes in a limited series of 99 pieces. The casing and band are platinum. The face features a white dial with white Roman numerals and a window to view the tourbillon escapement. The retail price is $132,000.



The Franck Muller Curvex Tourbillon Imperiale Watch (model L133368) features an 18K gold case and a bracelet buckle. The blue tourbillon dial has luminous numbers. With manually-wound mechanical movement and a hand-stitched blue leather strap this lists at $87,663.



The Datograph by Lange watch (model 403.035) is another highly coveted Lange & Söhne series. This model is in platinum, with Calibre L951.1 movement. It also features a manually wound chronograph, with flyback, and precise jumping minute counter, under a sapphire-crystal glass and caseback. This lists for $49,600.




The Patek Philippe Grand Complications Mens Watch (model 5036/1J) comes in an 18K yellow gold case and bracelet. It features day, month, moon phase and power reserve indicator sub dials. It has a see-through sapphire crystal back with self-winding automatic movement. This limited production series model has a list price of $34,200.

Looks great to admire but u must have hit upon a huge fortune to own them. The interesting fact is that their price tag doesnt stop them from being purchased,the swiss watch exports enjoyed a sustained growth in 2006 with demand remaining stronger for luxury products and even in September 2007 the value of Swiss watch exports amounted to 1.327 billion francs.Really there are must be a whole bunch of millionaires out there who could afford them, but there are a lot more ways to spend it worthwhile instead of just owning a fancy metal piece.With more the money,responsiblities should also increase,we can also share it with the less fortunate than throw it away in unimportant trivials.Luxury is not a necessity,its all in our minds to choose the right thing.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Amazing anagrams

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Da Vinci Code tops the list among the few books i have read so far.Everyone should have loved the way Dan Brown used anagrams to reveal the secret about the Tomb of Mary Magdalene and i am no exception.I wondered how Dan Brown created such powerful anagrams like "O,Draconian Devil,Oh Lame Saint!" and "so dark the con of man" and went on to try Google as usual where i found some interesting anagrams.Here are few,
  • Dormitory == Dirty Room
  • Desperation == A Rope Ends It
  • The Morse Code == Here Come Dots
  • Slot Machines == Cash Lost in 'em
  • Animosity == Is No Amity
  • Snooze Alarms == Alas! No More Z's
  • Alec Guinness == Genuine Class
  • Semolina == Is No Meal
  • The Public Art Galleries == Large Picture Halls, I Bet
  • A Decimal Point == I'm a Dot in Place
  • The Earthquakes == That Queer Shake
  • Eleven plus two == Twelve plus one
  • Contradiction == Accord not in it
  • A Telephone Girl == Repeating "Hello"
  • Debit card == Bad credit
  • Dame Agatha Christie == I am a death case, right?
  • Conversation == Voices rant on
  • Heavy rain == Hire a Navy
  • Statue of Liberty == Built to stay free
  • Stone Age == Stage One
  • Tony Blair == Only a Brit
  • Hansie Cronje ==A sincere John
  • George Bush== He bugs Gore
  • Madonna Louise Ciccone == Occasional nude income
  • William Shakespeare == I am a weakish speller
  • The meaning of life == The fine game of nil
  • Acorn Computers == Crap on customer
  • Osama Bin Laden == Old man in a base==A damn alien S.O.B
  • President Saddam Hussein == Dispensed human disaster
  • The best things in life are free==Nail-biting refreshes the feet
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show == Oh wow! Fine hyper-trash!
  • Whitehouse Intern Miss Monica Samille Lewinsky == Hey! William Clinton arouses me. Hi! I'm Ken's witness!
  • William Clinton == An ill clown: I'm it
Also i found out that Dan Brown used a software called "Anagram Genius" for creating his masterpiece.I downloaded it and tried out for my name and my hero.The best result i got was
  • prabhu == Ah!Burp
  • Sachin Tendulkar == And i lack the runs (u got to be kiddin)
Try out this software and do share the anagrams you found.
Note its a trail version.
Download:

Click here


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Monday, November 12, 2007

Now who's taking the picture

Monday, November 12, 2007







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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Clean Sweep!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007




Is it possible ???lol,yeah only if we cheat, but how
  1. Open minesweeper and start the game by clicking any one of the grids.
  2. The time starts as soon as u click the grid.
  3. Now press windows key+D so that the minesweeper window gets minimized.
  4. Then maximize the window by clicking it by mouse.
  5. You can witness the timer got stopped and it wont run even if u click on grids.
  6. Finish the game by your own talent.
Note:To finish the game in one second,drag the window near task bar so that it gets minimized as soon as u press windows key+D.

If u cant finish the game but want to set best times,then try this
  1. Open Run from start menu,type regedit and press enter.
  2. find the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Winmine in the left side of the window.
  3. On the right side you ll find name1,name2,name3 and time1,time2,time3.
  4. Right click on each name and time ,select modify and type your name and the best time u desire.
  5. Now challenge your friend to beat it:p

Cheats apart ,wanted to share my best times in all levels:D





Also want to see your best times through your comments.No proof needed ,i believe u guys;)

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Microsoft Officially Opens @live.com Email Registration

Saturday, November 10, 2007
Microsoft has officially opened the much anticipated and well overdue registration for the new @live.com email addresses. This minor update along with the rest of wave 2 of Microsoft’s Windows Live Suite allows users to now fully take advantage of Windows Live.

Microsoft should have opened registration to the @live.com acronym when the company first started Windows Live, but nonetheless this is a welcome change. The company now gives users a change and the ability to get away from the old “Hotmail” acronym and finally puts their email service in-line with the rest of the Windows Live Suite.

Link : http://get.live.com/en-us/wl/signup


BTW my id is prabhuism@live.com

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Learning for learning’s sake

Friday, November 9, 2007
The same scenario exists in every student’s life if there is a test tomorrow. The first thing they do is call up their friend and ask”machi question kedachudu da?”, copy down whatever he says then again another question”dei idula enga da iruku, patha mariye illaye” and the common sarcastic comment comes back “ellam book la dan iruku ama unkitta book iruka” tension catches up on this side “ayyayo book illaye, seri vidu college la vandu pathukalam” that’s all take that piece of paper throw it off somewhere. Then carry on with more important work, chatting with friends online. Here again we continue to boast our preparedness for the test “ na suttama tottu kuda pakala da” ,”inda subject lam padikka mudiadu ore kadi”,”anda staff ku iduve jasthi”, the conversation goes on interrupted by the usual gossip and kalaai. At last after completing the routine work retire to our beds. Just before closing our eyes we ponder that tomorrow is test and that we havent touched one word. But still we wouldn’t budge a bit, we simply turn around and start dreaming.
Our sincerity still takes over us in the morning, we get up pretty late run around and make a big fuss and somehow make it to the bus stop. Even while traveling we wont give a glance through the notes, stay cool and enjoy the not so good scenery outside. On arriving inside the classroom we catch hold of someone who managed to study and ask him to give some hints for each question, reach the exam hall and develop the hints walk of marginally clearing the test. This enthusiasm and reverence will be repeated for all the tests and also the university exam. God only knows how we ended up as first class graduates.
This is all fun to hear and read but, if we contemplate over our achievements we will realize we truly are not worthy of it. Education must be something above all grades and certificates. It must ensure we acquire the knowledge imparted by each subject and not just marks. This can happen only if we decide not to simply study the facts but learn their nuances and try to put it to practice. There is no use in simply saying I was born intelligent education ruined me, because no one can ruin anyone unless we let them to.

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I Love You!!!

I still remember the first day of my French class,waiting eagerly to enjoy as we all know well about our french sir,a fun loving guy as said by our seniors.There he is,still looking like a high school student,Mr.Antony,my first french sir has arrived with his usual smile in his face.He introduced himself and we too did in turn.Then the conversation between us went this way,

Sir: So,shall we start??

we: nooooooo(usual chorus)

Sir: ok(big smile this time),then tell me what is the word or sentence you guys want to know in french ??

we: blah blah....(as usual, i am sure nothing reached him)

Sir: Though you all come up with different words n sentences now ,as you leave the class you ll feel that you missed to ask about this sentence...(he took the chalk n wrote something on board),this is that sentence "I love you"...so note it down..

we: (grinned, and recorded the sentence "Je t'aime" in our mind)

It was an awesome first class that i couldnt ever forget in my life.How true it is,he just gave away what we needed.He very well read our mind as he too had once went past the student age.I wish every teacher to be like him(not to teach that sentence in different languages) but to read the students mind and act accordingly.

Here is my simple effort to let u all know "I love you" in different languages...
Je t'aime(French):D
Ich liebe Dich(Germen)
Ti amo(Italian)
Eu te amo(Portuguese)
Te quiero(Spanish)U should ve known this if u r an Enrique fan(Bailamos song).
Ik houd van u(Dutch)
It ll be helpful for me and many others if you can translate this in other more languages known to you.Au revoir.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Its festival time

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
As we are celebrating diwali down here we are not the only one's celebrating festivals in this month there's a whole bunch of others around the world.As they say smile and the world smiles with you
and if you celebrate again you are not the only one

The Ellerslie International Flower Show,New Zealand.
Every year, for five days during November, the grounds of Auckland's Botanical Gardens in Manurewa are transformed into a plant paradise with thousands of glorious blooms, a selection of spectacular show gardens and some of the finest examples of horticultural excellence in the world.


Elephant Polo World Championships,Nepal
Elephant Polo, the world's unique sport, which has been there for twenty-five years yet remains so novel and still like a big tale to many as it remains yet to be discovered. Yes, the long journey of the great elephants, their admirers and this grand game is reaching its twenty-fifth year in coming November 26th. The silver jubilee of World Elephant Polo is being celebrated at the famous ground of its origin, Meghauly with its regular host, Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge with yet another awe-inspiring tournament of World Elephant Polo.


Festival Internacional del Globo, Mexico
International Hot Air Balloon Festival Leon, Guanajuato, November 29 to December 2nd
The skies above Leon's Metropolitan Park will be host to at least 80 hot air balloons during this festival and there will be concerts, contests and exhibitions for all ages to enjoy.


Sionna Festival,
Sionna 2007 is the seventh in a series of annual festivals of traditional music taking place in Limerick city. The festival features music, song and dance from , song and dance, featuring performers from Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Scotland, USA, Rwanda, Lebanon, South Korea, and Kurdistan. Venues around Limerick host events, ranging from schools workshops to masterclasses, sessions, concerts and ceilís.Sionna is hosted by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, under the directorship of Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabhain.

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Advantage Insurance Quote Services

Love is such a fantastic thing as it changes our whole view about life, when something bad happens to us the first thought in our mind is what will happen to our loved ones.we cannot change the way of life,but atleast we can create a strong future for them.Yeah, life insurance is the best way of fulfilling our responsibilities and showing our care for our dear ones.But with so many options available its hard to make up our mind, not to mention the trouble of running between the offices of various companies to check bout their offers.Oops, that can be real tiresome with the existing work load and the meager time left.
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So if your planning for insurance and need assistance all u have to do is visit Advantage Insurance Quote Services , enter some basic information required,then they will provide a list of policies for our selection.once we have selected the appropriate policy matching our requirements,they will help us proceed with the procedures.This is pretty easy indeed and we will be able to compare the policies of various agencies in one single place which is the real benefit of this system.
So what are you waiting for just goto Advantage Insurance Quote Services and check out the advantages of this great site.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

am feeling sleepy

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Messaging my friend late into night, finally falling into sleep to be woken up early next morning by mom, man wat a bad luck, sleep is very much an indispensable thing for me and i have quite a fan following for my rebellious sleepiness in classroom. Once even one of my lecturers mentioned me as an example, ha ha ha those were the days. Well talking bout sleep there are supposed to be two types of them, well its not snoring and nonsnoring, its rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.
In REM, the brain is active and the body inactive, and this is when most dreaming occurs During REM sleep there is loss of skeletal muscle tone, and an active sympathetic nervous system. Also during REM sleep our muscles are paralyzed so that we don't act out our dreams. In NREM sleep, the body is active and the brain is inactive, and there is relatively little dreaming. Non-REM encompasses four stages; stages 1 and 2 are considered 'light sleep', and 3 and 4 'deep sleep'. They are differentiated slence, or "drowsy sleep".Sleep is a dynamic time of healing and growth for organisms. For example, during stages 3 and 4, or slow-wave sleep, growth hormone levels increase, and immune function changes.
Well the interesting stuff is sleep is considered to be related to learning, funny isn’t it how many times have we all been smacked for sleeping now check this out, Many studies demonstrate that a healthy sleep produces a significant learning dependent performance boost. Healthy sleep must include the appropriate sequence and proportion of NREM and REM phases, which play a different role in memory consolidation-optimization process. A study has also found that after sleep there is an increased insight, that is, a sudden gain of explicit knowledge. Thus during sleep the representation of new memories are restructured. Sleep has been directly linked to the grades of students, results have shown that those who sleep less do poorly.
The National Sleep Foundation maintains that eight to nine hours of sleep for adult humans is optimal and that sufficient sleep benefits alertness, memory and problem solving, and overall health, as well as reducing the risk of accidents.A widely publicized 2003 study performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine demonstrated that cognitive performance declines with fewer than eight hours of sleep.now dats y i sleep so much ;-)

Generally, lack of sleep may result in
aching muscles;
blurred vision;
Cardiovascular disease;
clinical depression;
colorblindness;
daytime drowsiness and naps;
decreased mental activity and concentration;
depersonalization/derealization;
weakened immune system;
dizziness;
dark circles under the eyes;
fainting;
general confusion;
hallucinations;
hand tremors;
headache;
hernia;
hyperactivity;
hypertension;
impatience;
irritability;
Lucid dreaming (once sleep resumes);
memory lapses or loss;
nausea;
nystagmus (rapid involuntary rhythmic eye movement);
psychosis;
pallor;
slowed reaction time;
slurred and/or nonsensical speech;
weight loss or gain;
severe yawning;
symptoms similar to:
Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
Alcoholic Intoxication.

sleep deprivation severely affects the human body's ability to metabolize glucose, which can lead to early-stage Diabetes.Sleep deprivation can adversely affect brain function, it also suppresses growth hormone,also obesity

If u wanna stay healthy just sleep off,sweet dreams

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A place called Akhnur

Having a younger sibling is such a tedious job doing record work,math,writing down essay and watching them relax with music while we are sweating it out for them. so while i was fervently doing the map work i hit upon this place,akhnur. Now i dint know there is a place in India with such a name so decided to dig-in. And in the google search page the first link i found for this tag was why pakistan lost akhnur?, pretty interesting right, things happen like this sometimes.
okay now coming back on this place.As we all know bout the Pakistani's trying to capture kashmir the day since independence and the many wars that have been waged for this cause, the war of 1965 which is considered as the second war of kashmir was a great loss for Pakistan, though at the strategic level they were far superior, the poor implementation of the plan and the miscalculations of the military personnel lead it to a tactical draw which it turned out to be.
Akhnur, is a town north-east of Jammu and a key region for communications between Kashmir and the rest of India. Operation Grand Slam was part of the war and was four phased; the capture of Chamb, the crossing of river Tawi and consolidation, followed by the capture of Akhnur, and finally severing the Indian lines of communication and capturing Rajauri.
The situation with Akhnur in Pakistani hands would have been disastrous for India. Perhaps if Akhnur had been captured and the Indian lines of communication severed, the Indian attack on Sialkot could never have occurred! Perhaps. But that we will never know. What we do know is that Akhnur was never captured and this led us into the attack on Lahore and later Sialkot in the wee hours of September 6 1965.
But the war of 1965 saw some excellent strategic planning in pakistan's military the initial thrust in akhnur and with superior technology they could ve caused considerable loss to India. well all that was history, though, still there has been no positive conclusion between the two countries and tension is remaining near LOC. With the present pakistani leader's liking for military uniform things don seem bright in the near future. Anyway who knows what might happen,but i never though that doing my sister's homework could lead to so much warfare.

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Sense and Simplicity

Monday, November 5, 2007

Two time world champion, currently ranking No.1, the pride of Tamilnadu, the man of simplicity Chess GrandMaster Viswanathan Anand has always been an inspiration for me and he influenced me a lot in the recent past that i couldn't stop myself from writing about one of my heroes. After winning the world title for the second time, vishy as called by his close friends, came back home first to Delhi where he got a warm welcome and then to chennai as he was interviewed by the local channels. As i am a sports freak, i used to see only sports news whether its TV or newspaper, and i caught up with vichu(the way i call my hero) in TV news. There i felt the realism of vichu when he conversed in his local language Tamil which many people feel difficult to talk these days in our very own state though they are of tamil origin.

For the stature of vichu, who tour different countries most of the time its almost possible that he lose touch with his mother tongue. But he proved its not possible unless you fake yourself of being so. When men like spinner muttiah muralitharan and speedster narain karthikeyan can speak in tamil, why people who live in tamilnadu should pretend to ve lost touch with the language just because they learnt to speak English. I feel really proud of the man vichu, who always use tamil whenever he talks to the local people. There are many occasions i caught up with people faking as though they were brought up abroad, especially in shows like jackpot in jaya TV, jodi no.1 in vijay tv, some callers in sun music, almost all tamil heroines (though their english sucks big time), some tamil heros and the list goes on. My question is why use other language taking so much pain when both speaker and listener are of same origin. Why should people ignore their own language???why people look up and down if i converse in tamil in my own state???Yes, English is needed for so many reasons but why make it a prestige issue, use it when needed to, why show off with the few known words. I am not ashamed of speaking in my mother tongue rather i feel pity for people living a fake life. Its high time these people learn from the great ones like Anand and our own former president Dr.A.P.J.Abdul kalam to live a real and simple life.

P.S. I am not a follower of Dr.Ramdoss and i am not against English as i like it too. Its just my simple effort to make my language stand high.

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

ESET Smart Security 3.0.551.0 Final

Saturday, November 3, 2007

ESET Smart Security is a fully integrated security solution and includes antivirus, anti-spyware, a personal firewall and antispam. While some competitive solutions purport to have similar functionality, ESET has developed a unique approach that provides true and full integration of point security solutions. The key advantage of this approach is that individual protection modules are able to communicate together seamlessly, to create unparalleled synergy to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of protection. Moreover, the integrated architecture guarantees optimal utilization of system resources, so ESET Smart Security continues ESET’s well know reputation for providing rock solid security in a small footprint that will not slow down an individual’s computer.


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• Advanced threat protection network – ESET solutions are backed by ThreatSense.Net, a global early warning system built into the products. ThreatSense.Net extends the power of ThreatSense’s powerful analytics by automatically submitting samples of and information about new malware to ESET researchers for analysis, thus helping to close the window of vulnerability opened by new threats.

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ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3.0.551.0 Final

NOD32 Antivirus System provides well balanced, state-of-the-art protection against threats endangering your PC and enterprise systems running various platforms from Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / 2003 / XP, through a number of UNIX / Linux, Novell, MS DOS operating systems to Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Domino and other mail servers. Viruses, worms, trojans and other malware are kept out of striking distance of your valuable data. Advanced detection methods implemented in the software even provide protection against the future threats from most of the new worms and viruses.


The fourth generation of the NOD32 Antivirus System features a fully integrated software suite characterized by an unprecedented detection track record, the fastest scanning rates and extremely low utilization of system resources.

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UltraISO Premium with Crack

UltraISO can extract, create, edit, and convert CD/DVD image files. It can directly edit an ISO file, make images from CD/DVD-ROMs, or create a new one from files and folders on your computer. In addition, UltraISO can convert nearly all known CD and DVD image formats to ISO, BIN/CUE, Nero (NRG), Alcohol 120% (MDS/MDF) and CloneCD (CCD/IMG/SUB) formats, as well as burn CD/DVD images directly through Nero Burning ROM or Microsoft cdburn/dvdburn utility. UltraISO can be used as an universal CD/DVD image (including ISO and BIN) extractor, creator, editor, and converter with most CD/DVD-burning software and virtual CD/DVD drive software.

What's New in This Release:

· Show free space (or overload) size of current disc
· Can change media type with popup menu
· Fixed a bug with editing some dual-layer .NRG images
· Fixed a bug with erasing CD/DVD-RW discs on Pletor PX-755A
· Some minor improvements and bug fixes...

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Alonso quits Mclaren

Friday, November 2, 2007
McLaren have announced that former world champion Fernando Alonso is to leave the team, after both parties agreed to a ‘mutual parting of ways’. Alonso, who joined the British squad from Renault at the start of 2007, did have two years left to run on his contract.

The statement released on Friday revealed that, after discussions, it had been decided ‘it would be in the best interests of both parties to bring the relationship to an end’.

Although Alonso won four races during the 2007 season, and finished third in the championship battle, relations between the Spaniard and McLaren had become increasingly strained in recent months.
“He is a great driver but for some reason the combination of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Fernando has not really worked out, and in the end we reached a stage where none of us could find a way to move forward," explained McLaren team principal Ron Dennis. "We all believe that our joint decision to part company is for the best, and we will now continue to focus on our 2008 world championship challenge.

“Everybody at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, especially McLaren’s Spanish Partners Banco Santander and Mutua Madrilena and the team’s title partner Vodafone, want to wish Fernando all the best for the future,”

For his part, Alonso said that, although he never really felt at home at McLaren, he still believed they were a great squad.

“Since I was a boy I had always wanted to drive for McLaren, but sometimes in life things do not work out," explained the 26 year-old. "I continue to believe that McLaren is a great team. Yes, we have had our ups and downs during the season, which has made it extra-challenging for all of us, and it is not a secret that I never really felt at home.

“I know there have been suggestions of favouritism within the team and people say a lot of things in the heat of battle, but in the end I was always provided with an equal opportunity to win. Today’s decision allows all of us to focus on 2008, and I wish the team, Vodafone, Banco Santander, Mutua Madrilena and all the other team partners who I have worked closely with during the year, the best for the future.”

The team also revealed that an announcement on Alonso’s replacement would be made in due course.

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Lavigne takes MTV awards double

Pop star Avril Lavigne and band Muse each took home two honours at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich, Germany.

Lavigne was named best solo artist and her song, Girlfriend, was voted the most addictive track.

Muse also scooped two awards for best UK and Ireland act and best headline act. The ultimate urban prize went to R&B star Rihanna.

Amy Winehouse, who sang Back To Black, took the Artist Choice gong which is an award chosen by fellow musicians.

'Babyshambles philosophy'

Winehouse was a last-minute addition to the bill for the ceremony.

Her win comes just weeks after the 24-year-old was arrested and fined in Norway for possession of cannabis.

In September she cancelled an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas while she received treatment for her various problems.

On accepting her award for best solo artist Lavigne said: "I'm so happy to be able to stand up here tonight and accept this award. It's an honour.

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse performed her single, Back To Black

"It's an honour to have you guys all the way in Europe listening to my music. It's crazy."

Rapper Snoop Dogg hosted the event, which also featured live performances from Mika, Lavigne, My Chemical Romance and the Foo Fighters.

Pete Doherty, who was handed a suspended jail sentence on Monday over drug and motoring offences, also performed with his band Babyshambles.

"It's a whole turnaround in the Babyshambles philosophy," he told reporters on the red carpet, when asked to explain his band's punctuality for rehearsals.

Justin Timberlake, who won two awards last year, led the field with four nominations but failed to pick up any prizes this year.

Linkin Park won the award for best band of 2007 and German rock band, Tokio Hotel, took the prize for best international act.

Actor Jared Leto's group, 30 Seconds to Mars, took home the rock out gong and French duo, Justice, won the video star award for their track D.A.N.C.E.

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Sharing something about Shares

1.What is a share ?
A share or stock is a document issued by a company, which entitles its holder to be one of the owners of the company. A share is issued by a company or can be purchased from the stock market.
By owning a share you can earn a portion and selling shares you get capital gain. So, your return is the dividend plus the capital gain. However, you also run a risk of making a capital loss if you have sold the share at a price below your buying price.

2.How does one trade in shares ?
Every transaction in the stock exchange is carried out through licensed members called brokers.
To trade in shares, you have to approach a broker However, since most stock exchange brokers deal in very high volumes, they generally do not entertain small investors. These brokers have a network of sub-brokers who provide them with orders.
The general investors should identify a sub-broker for regular trading in shares and place his order for purchase and sale through the sub-broker. The sub/broker will transmit the order to his broker who will then execute it .

3.What is a Demat Account ?
Demat refers to a dematerialised account.
Just as you have to open an account with a bank if you want to save your money, make cheque payments etc, you need to open a demat account if you want to buy or sell stocks.
So it is just like a bank account where actual money is replaced by shares.
You have to approach the DPs (remember, they are like bank branches), to open your demat account.
Let's say your portfolio of shares looks like this: 40 of Infosys, 25 of Wipro, 45 of HLL and 100 of ACC.
All these will show in your demat account.
So you don't have to possess any physical certificates showing that you own these shares. They are all held electronically in your account.
As you buy and sell the shares, they are adjusted in your account.
Just like a bank passbook or statement, the DP will provide you with periodic statements of holdings and transactions.

4.Is a demat account a must?
Nowadays, practically all trades have to be settled in dematerialised form.
Although the market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has allowed trades of upto 500 shares to be settled in physical form, nobody wants physical shares any more.
So a demat account is a must for trading and investing.

5.Where do I begin?
Look for a DP to have an account with
Most banks are also DP participants, as are many brokers.
You can choose your very own DP.
To get a list, visit the NSDL and CDSL websites and see who the registered DPs are.
A broker is separate from a DP. A broker is a member of the stock exchange, who buys and sells shares on his behalf and on behalf of his clients.
A DP will just give you an account to hold those shares.
You do not have to take the same DP that your broker takes. You can choose your own.
But many brokers offer special incentives in the form of lower charges for opening demat accounts with their DPs.
Get your documents in place
Once you approach your DP, you will be guided through the formalities of opening an account.
You must fill up an account opening form and sign an agreement with your DP.
The DP will ask for some documents as proof of your identity and address.
Check with them what they require. For instance, some may accept a driver's license, others may not.
Here is a broad list (you won't need all of them though):
• PAN card
• Voter's ID
• Passport
• Ration card
• Driver's license
• Photo credit card
• Employee ID card
• Bank attestation
• IT returns
• Electricity/ Landline phone bill
While they only ask for photocopies of the documents, they will need the originals for verification.
You will have to submit a passport size photograph on which you sign across.
How many shares you need to have to open an account
When opening an account with a bank, you need a minimum balance.
Not so with a demat account. A demat account can be opened with no balance of shares.
And there is no minimum balance to be maintained either. You can have a zero balance in your account.

6.What will it cost?
The charges for account opening, annual account maintenance fees and transaction charges vary between DPs. To get a comparative idea, visit the websites of NSDL and CDSL.

7.Finally?
When you open an account, the DP will allot a unique BO ID (Beneficial Owner Identification) Number, which you need to quote for all future transactions.
If you want to sell your shares, you need to place an order with your broker and give a 'Delivery Instruction' to your DP.
The DP will debit your account with the number of shares sold. You will receive the payment from your broker.
If you want to buy shares, inform your broker about your Depository Account Number, so that the shares bought are credited into your account.

8.What is a Bull Market ?
Bull markets are movements in the stock market in which prices are rising and the consensus is that prices will continue moving upward. During this time, economic production is high, jobs are plentiful and inflation is low. Bear markets are the opposite--stock prices are falling, and the view is that they will continue falling. The economy will slow down, coupled with a rise in unemployment and inflation.

Hope U got some ideas about share market,Happy investing.

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 Final

Mozilla Firefox - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new look, this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation. Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.

Features in Firefox include:
- Easy migration: Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox imports data like Favorites, history, settings, cookies and passwords from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import settings from Mozilla 1.x, Netscape and Opera.
- Smaller Download: Continuing efforts to make this the most efficient browser, the Windows version of Firefox is now only a 5.7 MB download, making downloading Firefox a breeze for dial-up and broadband users alike.
- New Default Theme: A new default theme provides a bright new look for Windows and Linux users.
- SmartUpdate: A new SmartUpdate feature notifies users of new versions of Firefox to ensure that the browser is always up to date.
- Help: A new online help system makes this one powerful, friendly browser.
- Extension/Theme Manager: New Extension and Theme Managers provide a convenient and secure way to manage and update the hundreds of add-ons that set Firefox apart from other browsers.
Mozilla Firefox also includes numerous bug fixes and incremental improvements, including faster page load speed.
- Popup Blocking: Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox's built in popup blocker.
- Tabbed Browsing: View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature. Open links in the background so that they're ready for viewing when you're ready to read them.
- Smarter Search: Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there are a plethora of other search tools including Keywords (type "dict " in the Location Bar), and FastFind (start typing the first few letters of some text in the page and Firefox takes you there).
- Privacy and Security: Built with your Security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls. A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.
- Hassle-Free Downloading: Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they're easy to find. Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.
- Fits Like a Glove: Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you're used to - Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.
- S M L XL XXL XXXL: Firefox is the most customizable browser on the planet. Customize your toolbars to add additional buttons, install new Extensions that add new features, add new Themes to browse with style, and use the adaptive search system to allow you to search an infinite number of engines. Firefox is as big or small as you want.
- Setup's a Snap: At only 4.7MB (Windows), Firefox only takes minutes to download over a fast connection. The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings - Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers - so you can start surfing right away.
- A Developer's Best Friend: Firefox comes with a standard set of developer tools including a powerful JavaScript and CSS error/warning console, and an optional Document Inspector that gives unheard of insight into how your pages work.

Download : Mozilla Firefox v2.0.0.9 for Windows

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Stay Protected

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Many of us use different antivirus programs for our system's protection.But if one ask does these softwares give 100% protection to our pc,the answer will be no av can give full protection as hackers are more skillful to exploit even a small flaw in any software design.So our aim should be to use an antivirus program that is best in industry.
When i started to worry about my computer's security i started off with norton antivirus system and i felt it was the best and was completely satisfied with my pc's security until a worm started to spoil the party.Losing my hope with nortan i started to analyze which av is the best in market and came to a conclusion that kaspersky and nod32 rocks in protecting pcs.
If we take a look at pros and cons of these two security programs,both stand equally good but nod32 suffers with the lack in ease of use when compared to that of kaspersky's.So i used kaspersky and was proud that i was using No.1 security program in the world until i came across this ratings.

Anti-Virus Software Reviews 2008


Listed in order of rating

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I was shocked to see avast at No.12 and AVG at No.8.And dint expect Bit defender to be at No.1 position but it deserve it all cuz its the one now i am using for my pc's security and it detected so many viruses and spywares that kaspersky couldn't.I recommend using bit defender if u guys are fed up with useless crappy security programs.

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