Monthly Archives: February 2010

Mebibyte(Mib)


I used to have a dual booting system with windows and Linux. In windows the size of the partition  will be shown Mb(Megabyte) and in Linux it will be shown in Mib. For a long time I was thinking that both are same it just different symbols for same measurement. But it is wrong. In general the prefix “Mega” denotes 10 power 6. Mib which is abbreviation of  “Mebibyte” denotes 2 power 20. In computer terms “Mega” was for some time used to denote 2 power 20, which was in conflict with SI definition of “Mega”.

1 MiB = 220 bytes = 1024 kibibytes = 1048576bytes

The prefix mebi is derived as a mnemonic from the words mega and binary, indicating its origin in the closeness in value to the SI prefix mega.

Sachin’s Double Century


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has made yet another record.He is the first man to score a double century in an one day international(ODI). He scored 200(not out) which is also the highest score by an individual in ODI. He has broken the 200 run barrier which most batsmen were unable to do. He has so many record to his credits and this one I feel will be crown jewel of all of his achievements.

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Put your Glass


Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students

"How much do you think this glass weighs?"
’50gms!’ ….. ‘100gms!’ …..’125gms’ …the students answered.

"I really don’t know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"

‘Nothing’ ..the students said.

‘Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.

‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student

"You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"

"Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!"
.. ventured another student & all the students laughed
"Very good.

But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?"
asked the professor.
‘No’. Was the answer.

"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?"
The students were puzzled.

"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.
"Put the glass down!" said one of the students
"Exactly!" said the professor.

Life’s problems are something like this.Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.
It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life,But

EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’

at the end of every day before You go to sleep That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh & strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way !
So, when you leave office today,
Remember to
‘ PUT THE GLASS DOWN ! ‘

Actor Ajith’s Interview


He’s in the thick of a controversy that is threatening to split the Tamil film industry. The police and security guards have formajith01ed a cordon around his house and film unions are demanding apologies from him, but actor Ajith Kumar maintains that he only spoke his mind. On February 6, he asked chief minister M Karunanidhi to put an end to stars being forced to appear in public to show support for political agitations. The actor opens up in an interview with Ajith Kumar.

Q. When you spoke out, was it because you had been manipulated? Was it the result of personal suffering?

It was not a prepared speech, but a spur-of-the-moment thing. It came from the bottom of my heart. I have not said anything wrong. I have only expressed the truth and whatever is happening now validates my speech that the industry is being held to ransom by a handful of people.

Q.When actors and sports icons are created by society. Don’t you think they owe it to society to take a stand on social and political issues?

It is debatable that only celebrities owe society. Every citizen owes society. But when there is a sensitive political issue, we always have a classic case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. When there is a political issue, we owe it to the government and the agencies concerned to sort it out. I have a great regard for our political system, and I only hope that the political leaders empathise with the film fraternity.

Q.Why can’t a star freely express an opinion on an issue?

There is one group that feels there is a need for stars to come out and endorse issues, but there is another group that says it is not a star’s business. We are caught in the crossfire. When an actor wants to take a bigger step and enter politics actively, he is prevented, even ridiculed. If you think stars should not enter politics or territories not familiar to them, you should not expect them to endorse social issues.Why is his nativity and loyalty to the land questioned? If you have a million people following a star and if he has a voice that is heard, and he wants to take a bigger step, why stop him?

Q.Do you think nativity is an issue here?

It is becoming so everywhere. When a fan buys a ticket for a movie or a cricket match, he does not question who is sitting next to him, his colour, creed or religion. That is the power of the arts. It binds people of an entire nation. So bringing in a communal flavour is appalling. Look at the fan base of any actor or sportsman. Fans are from different regions, strata and language groups but they are united by the sport or the cinema.

Q.Speaking of cinema, would you play the role of a suicide bomber or a Naxal?

After what has happened in the past few days, I do not feel like facing the camera again. There is not much creative freedom for artistes. If you say an actor should not smoke on screen because he can influence a generation, agreed. But if that same actor wants to enter politics and influence a generation, people ask, ‘What is your business here?’

Q.But you have signed your 50th film…

Yes. I have given a commitment to producer Dayanidhi Alagiri, which I will honour. But the one thing I want to do after my nativity became an issue is to get back to motor sports and do India proud. My entry for F2 has been accepted and I will be participating in the eight-country European circuit from April to October. The state should be proud that eight of the 10 top motorsports persons are from Tamil Nadu. Apart from Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok — both of whom will hopefully make it to F1, we also have Armaan Ebrahim, Parthiva Sureshwaren, myself, Aditya Patel and Ashwin Sundar in various categories. Among the bikers, we have V Naren Kumar, Preetam Dev Moses and Dileep Rogers. I hope the sport gets more sponsorship. I also wish Chennai would have a street motorsport rally, like the ones abroad.

About pages in Google chrome


Google chrome has list of special pages to display various information about memory used, cached pages,and important data.So here is list of about pages to Google chrome.

about:version

Google Chrome shows the version number the browser, WebKit and V8 (JavaScript engine). You can also find the user-agent used by Google Chrome.

about:plugins

The list of plug-ins that are available in Google Chrome: Shockwave Flash, RealPlayer etc.

about:cache

A list of all the web pages cached by Google Chrome. The browser doesn’t have an option to limit the cache’s size, so it’s recommended to regularly empty the cache.

about:memory

This pages compares the memory used by all the active browsers and by Google Chrome’s tabs.

about:histograms

A  list of histograms for Google Chrome’s internal metrics.

about:dns

Google Chrome prefetches the DNS records for 10 frequently visited hostnames. This feature can be disabled in Options > Under the Hood by unchecking "Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance".

about:crash

Crash the active tab. Google Chrome displays the "sad tab" image, followed by this message: "Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, press Reload or go to another page".

about:hang

Type this in the address bar of a tab when there’s already an active web page to hang the process (this means that the process no longer accepts any signal, but it’s still running). The other tabs will continue to work and the active tab can be closed.

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