Monday, October 31, 2011

Sushil Kumar - 5 crore Jackpot Winner on KBC 5

The Fifth Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 (KBC 5) has finally got its Jackpot Winner -- Sushil Kumar from Motihari Bihar who has won the Mega prize of Rs 5 Crore on the game Show. Its the highest prize ever won by a contestant on an Indian Television Game show.

Sushil Kumar is a computer operator and tutor who earns Rs.1,000 per month. He is also preparing for competitive examinations that made him think that he can easily win as much as Rs 12.5 Lakh - Rs 25 Lakh from KBC. But it was his fortune and the intelligence that resulted him to win the top prize of Rs 5 crore in the show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Love Brings Smile Of Contentment






You are in a relationship to be happy, to smile, to laugh & to make good memories. Not to constantly be upset, to feel hurt & to cry. When someone comes into your life, God sent them for a reason. Either to learn from them, or to be with them until the end. Please stop searching for perfection. Imperfect moments make the greatest stories. Imperfect people are often the most wonderful. Life is an imperfect, completely unpredictable experience. i don't know much about Love but i guess Love is something that does not need compromises or explanations, Its spontaneous, sudden and surprising . It is the only thing that can connect you with the smile of contentment ♥. You may have felt it in the past, Like your first kiss, or the feeling when you found your lost dog, those are the moments when you connect with " Smile of Contentment ".

 Armaan.









Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nokia unveils its first Windows Phone devices


The world's largest cellphone maker Nokia unveiled its first phones using Microsoft's Windows Phone software on Wednesday, hoping to kick-start a rescue of its ailing smartphone business. The Nokia Lumia range of the company's first Windows Phone powered-devices include Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. The Finnish mobile phone giant also launched four other new mobile phones, the Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201.

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music.






Sunday, October 23, 2011

Campus placements: 10 preparation mantras

A great first job can go a long way in paving the road for a rewarding career. That's why campus placements occupy a student's mind right from the day he or she enters professional college. But approaching them in a systematic manner is a must.

Step 1: Build a resume

IIM students get started six months ahead of placements. What's more, the resume undergoes at least 30 cycles of change and review! 
Start by reading at least 15 articles on resumes, online, and develop your own understanding of what constitutes a good resume.The layout must be clean avoid unnecessary clutter, fancy fonts or colours. Keep the text sharp by editing out unnecessary words but at the same time highlighting your strengths.
Choose your words strategically. For instance, 'Was captain of my college cricket team at the inter-college sports meet' could read as 'Led my college cricket team in the inter-college tournament'.A useful rule of thumb while deciding what to include in the resume - see if it really helps the recruiter make a decision about you. For instance, writing your father's name or marital status (in most cases) adds no value.Projects, training and internships must be described in such a way that they reflect your contribution. You could use a three-point format, each point not more than one sentence - project objective, what you did and what you achieved, that is, the result.Highlight extracurricular activities where you excelled over others.Show the first draft to your Training & Placement Officer (TPO), a lecturer who has worked in the industry or anyone with professional exposure whom you can trust for the right guidance. Get it reviewed by as many people as possible and incorporate whatever feedback that makes sense to you.


Step 2: Know the opportunities

Talk to your TPO and keep abreast of companies visiting the campus, the roles on offer and their selection processes. Some companies may cancel their visits at the last minute and some new ones may be roped in. Keeping track of these developments as they happen could prove to be vital.


Step 3: Practise interviewing

What would you do if you were asked to give a guitar performance at the Taj Mahal in six month's time? You'd learn to play the guitar and practise till your fingers hurt. And then, practice some more! Do the same for your campus interview performance: Read all you can about interviews, by logging on to the Internet. Create, collate or download a list of common interview questions.
Reflect on who you were as a child, a teen, an adult, a student and a friend. What excites you in life and what depresses you? What are you good at and what are you bad at? The key is to know yourself. Only then you'd be able to tell others about yourself with conviction. Next, think about the interview questions: strengths/weaknesses, long-term/short-term career goals, what motivates you, skills, career interests. Develop and answer your list of questions.
Get someone with industry experience (and of course, the willingness to help), to review your answers. Revisit your answers and incorporate whatever feedback makes sense. The objective is to portray that you know yourself well enough to be able to make sound career decisions. When someone asks you about your strengths and you take two minutes to blurt out a badly-formed answer, he would think you don't know yourself well enough and hence he cannot trust you when you say you are interested in working for his company. All the thinking that can be done before the interview should be done before the interview.
Get someone - Ask your friend, senior or TPO to interview you and give you objective feedback.


Step 4: Practise for written tests

Talking of hurdles, this is one big one! If you don't get through the written tests (aptitude or technical), you don't get to see those smart company executives who will eventually hand over your job offer letter.


Step 5: Review curriculum

Information is power, and having prior information about who is coming to recruit on campus, will help you determine what you need to study beforehand. For instance, for an IT job, data structures, sort algorithms and basics of C/C++ would generally suffice. Similarly, a VLSI design job might require basic knowledge of digital circuits, Boolean algebra, electronic systems design and finite state machines etc.
If you are clueless about the kind of questions the interviewers will ask, then be ready with a list of three to four 'favourite subjects'. Some companies try to test how good you are in your strength areas and select you on the basis of that knowledge even if that is not relevant to the job profile on offer.


Step 6: Ace group discussions

One, surf the Internet for some good tips on GDs for the ground rules. Then form a GD practice group along with some serious fellow students. GDs can be tricky affairs because you need to walk a fine line between being too aggressive and too meek. You can't hog all the limelight, yet you can't hide in the background. You can't be too loud or too soft. Practise well to get the balance right.Two, you must share your own views, or else you will not be able to speak with conviction. But to develop a viewpoint, you need facts and awareness. Read newspapers, magazines and watch news basically, know the world around you. Awareness will give you sufficient fodder for a discussion.


Step 7: Research companies and industries

Surf the Internet for information regarding the company - history, locations, main products/services, and for any major news story in the past two to three months. Also read about the industry-major players, industry history, major challenges, trends and future direction.
Knowing the company and industry, adds credibility when you say you want to work there. Being well-informed reflects interest, a potential to become productive early, and also one's ability to make a sincere effort.


Step 8: Get a set of formals

You may already possess a white shirt and a pair of black trousers. But get a new set! The best policy is to be conservative. Go for plain white well-fitted full sleeve shirts, black trousers without pleats (and other fancy stuff) and plain black leather shoes.You could give the tie a miss. If not, then make sure you are comfortable - wearing a tie in the hot summer sun and getting drenched in sweat is hardly impressive. Just to reinforce, err on the conservative side. For instance, avoid metal embellishments on shoes and breast pocket buttons on shirts.
Women have several options when it comes to formals. A light-coloured formal shirt and black trousers or a simple, light-coloured saree or salwar suit, will do. Avoid something too flowery or ornate, and team it up with a pair of formal shoes (but avoid pencil heels!).


Step 9: File all certificates

Get together all your educational/ non-education certificates including Class 10 and Class 12 marksheets, technical certifications, the one that you received for singing on Gandhi Jayanti in Class 5 and NCC/ NSS certificates every documentary proof of achievement so far. Arrange them neatly in a file folder, have them at hand during your interview.


Step 10: Enjoy the ride!

This is more important than it seems. After all, how can you give a winning performance if you do not enjoy it? People invariably do much better in the interviews they enjoy while messing up the ones they are too 'psyched up' about. Just before the interview, think of your past successes and achievements. Get into a positive, confident mood. Now its not the time to remember the weaknesses in your preparation and go, 'Oops, I did not revise bubble sort!' Just go out there and have fun.

Campus placements can be one's ticket to a great future. Plan well, prepare hard and be positive. 

CREDIT: yahoo campus

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Famous school/college dropout

1. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar never attended a college.

2. Steve Jobs got himself enrolled in Reed College in Oregon, but one semester later, he dropped out.

 3. Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani was only 16 when he left for Aden to work as a clerk owing to financial issues in family.

 4. After scoring a near-perfect 1590 on his SATs, Gates enrolled at Harvard but left without a degree to start Microsoft Corp.

5. Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder, attended the University of Illinois but left at the end of his second year, as he skipped the exams following the death of his adoptive mother. He then went to the University of Chicago, but didn't stay beyond a term.

 6. After the wonder effect of Facebook, Zuckerberg packed his  dreams and left Harvard to relocate to Silicon Valley.

 

7. Steven Spielberg was not known for his academic excellence. Interestingly, he even failed to get admission into a film-making institute!

 

8. Sir Richard Branson had a difficult time in school because of his dyslexia. He left school when he was only 16.

 9. Doris Lessing, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, had to end her formal schooling when she was 14. She had worked as a nanny, telephone operator, stenographer, and a journalist before becoming a novelist at the age of 31.

 10. Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell dropped out of school at age 16 and landed a job in the mailroom at EMI. At 23 he left to start his own record label, Fanfare.

 

 




Sunday, October 2, 2011

Linux Directory Structure Explained


 

One of the largest hurdles with learning Linux is always the directory structure. it is very different from any Windows based operating system which is where most new Linux learners come from. Here's a quick explanation of the most important directories on a Linux distribution  ---------------------->


/bin - This directory contains most of your non-privileged system commands such as ls, mkdir, rm, etc.
/boot - Contains the systems boot image, bootloader, and the kernel
/dev - Symbolic links to system devices such as optical and removable drives
/etc - Contains all system configuration files and most configurations for installed packages
/home - Contains a directory for each user and contains profile information
/lib - Contains dynamic libraries and modules for the Linux system and installed packages
/media - Contains mount points for optical drives and removable media
/mnt - Used as a location for mounted drives and shares
/opt - Contains user installed packages and custom software not handled by the system or package manager
/proc - An interface between the kernel and the system, useful for 
diagnostics and system information
/root - The root superuser's home directory
/sbin - Contains privileged commands that are usually run as superuser (root/sudo)
/sys - An interface between the kernel and the system, used for modifying system settings
/tmp - A location for temporary files such as sessions on a web server
/usr - Contains most installed packages that are not part of the system, user installed programs
/usr/bin - Contains commands related to user installed packages in /usr
/usr/sbin - Contains privileged commands related to user installed packages in /usr
/var - Contains files that change often or accessed frequently
/var/log - Contains all system logs and most logs generated by installed packages

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Googler Builds Site That Shows You What Top Tech Companies Pay

Last night at an informal gathering of tech people, someone likened Silicon Valley to a “Las Vegas for people who want to make crazy shit” equating VCs and angel investors to gamblers of sorts.
Well if investors are gamblers, and startups are hands of cards, what does that make engineers? I don’t know (in the Vegas analogy I’m Hunter S. Thomson), but it sure seems like they get paid a lot.
Attempting to match up actual numbers to that “a lot,” Google Customer Solutions Engineer Gareth Jones has set up a site called TechCompanyPay, which allows you to comprehensively search for what $$ various postions will pay at tech heavy hitters, replete with LinkedIn links for said positions so you can put faces to an amount.
According to TechCompanyPay, the top five tech companies, in terms of moolah doled out, are Twitter: paying $120K on average, Apple: paying $113K on average, LinkedIn: paying $112K on average, Facebook: paying $110K on average and lastly (which surprised me) Google, at 104K.
In a disclaimer Jones says that the data on the site is “very accurate” — probably using H1B records — but like most issues of salary should probably be evaluated on a case by case basis. And incase anyone was curious, a Customer Solutions Engineer at Google makes $86K.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Govt to launch $35 computer on Oct 5



Govt to launch $35 computer on Oct 5


NEW DELHI: The much-awaited $35 computing-cum-access device, to be made available to students right from primary schools to universities, will be launched on October 5.

"The computer will be launched next month," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said at a function. "This is not just a dream, it is a reality," he added. Officials in the Ministry said the low-cost device will be launched on October 5.

Sibal said the name has already been finalised for the device and will announced at the launch. He, however, did not elaborate about the device, which is being billed as the cheapest computer globally.

The computer will bring in immense benefits to the students and will be connected to the internet and perform "all the functions that any other computer can perform. That's an enormously empowering tool," he said.

Sibal, who gave away the first IGNOU-instituted Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for technology in education development to Azim Premji in recognition of his foundation's role in the education sector, said IT has come to play an important role not only in the education sector but in other sectors as well.

He said while it gives scope to a child to transcend boundaries and acquire knowledge using the net, IT can also be used to root out corruption from the country.

"Much of the talk of corruption that we have had in the recent past will be dealt with through initiative of IT. What we need to do is to ensure the scope of human intervention which is the scope of all corruption is dealt with and IT plays an important role in finding solutions and we are in the process of doing it," he said.

The Minister, however, expressed concern over the quality of teaching in educational institutes and teachers, regretting that "we just don't have that quality teachers out there".

"For the last 64 years, we have felt that we just don't have that quality teachers out there. So one of the big initiatives of the 12th Five Year plan is going to be a mission on teacher education.
"This is what we are proposing to the Government in 12th plan to make it a very central mission in one its many missions," he said.

The prototype of the low cost computing device which Sibal had unveiled in July last year is likely to be a 5/7/9 inch touchscreen gadget. It would be packed with internet browsers, PDF reader, video conferencing facilities, open office, sci-lab, media player, remote device management capability, multimedia input-output interface option, and multiple content viewer.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

How To Activate Facebook Timeline Now............

 Here’s how to do it:

1. Log into Facebook
2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.
3. Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar)
4. Create a new app (don’t worry — you wont actually be submitting this for anyone else to see/use). Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.
5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page
6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link.
Create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or “eat” a “sandwich”
7. This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings (I changed the past tense of “read” to “redd” — again, only you can see this unless you try and submit your application to the public directory), and click through all three pages of settings
8. Wait 2-3 minutes
9. Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page
And you’re done! We’ve seen this work quite a few times now, so it should work without a hitch for just about anyone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Social Governing dynamics (part 1)

Abstract is beautiful: Everything is beautiful for us because we are mortal.we have to die someday,if not today ,not rite now but for sure some day we have to say Adios(bye bye). Beauty of an object or a person lies in its mystical arcane secret.we look at the abstract layer and this layer decides our next action but once we unravel the hidden secret all the beauty,all the charm is gone. Like when we meet a beautiful stranger with charming attributes, we start calculating our chances and all the possibilities.suppose you started a nice conversation and then at that very moment you advance to more deep layers and peels the covers of all the defense mechanisms and tear them apart,and then you find a simple individual,helpless in few situations,no matter how happy but always seeking more contentment in life.This nature of looking for more makes everyone vulnerable.Everyone has those mood swings and lonely moments of helpless nature when we wish to cry but do not know why we are crying or why we are upset.


Deep down behind all those layers there lies a very simple human being, hoping for love and care,optimistic,scared and looking for permanent stability and demanding more.Golden rule is that it is Stability which give birth to instability or we can say stability of one system gives birth to instability of another system.
Anything that does not have a little complexity is not so appealing to our mind. Like for a 16 year old teenager on drugs will view every girl as an individual beautiful mystery covered in clothes. Now what will happen if he began to generalize girls and view them as a single girl he had seen on the Internet like million times.How much will be the reduction in his interest when the secret individual turns in to a general individual with all the same common attributes.Therefore its not a good idea to move from abstract layer to other hidden layers as the beauty of an object lies in the beautiful intriguing mystery that it holds,


Saturday, April 16, 2011

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows


How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows from VirtualBox, you'll also need an OSX86 ISO. The group Hazard has put out a good patched Snow Leopard installer that should do fine (just search for it on Google). Of course, if you feel bad about downloading the ISO of Snow Leopard, you could always go buy a copy to feel a bit better, karmically.

After you have them both, install Virtualbox. Open up Virtualbox and click on New at the top left.

At the Create New Virtual Machine window, click Next.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

At this window type OSX as the name and it will automatically change the system and version. The next window will let you choose your RAM amount:

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

If you can spare it, crank it up as far as you can go, but 1024MB should be sufficient.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

This is where you'll make your hard disk. 20GB should be enough so what it comes down to is dynamic or static. Dynamic will expand on use and Static will be a fixed 20GB no matter how much data is actually in it. Dynamic is better for not taking up your hard drive but static should give you better performance. I normally use dynamic. Click next unless you want to change it from dynamic or if you want to increase the disk size or file location.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

It will show a summary of your settings. Click Finish, then click Settings at the top. At this window click on System in the left pane and uncheck Enable EFI.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

Now click on the Storage button on the left. From there click on Empty under the OSX.vdi, then click the folder with the green arrow on the right (next to "CD/DVD Device").

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

At this window click the Add button at the top. Then find and add the OSX86 ISO you downloaded earlier. Then highlight it and click Select at the bottom. Then click OK, and hit the Start button on the left side of the main VirtualBox window.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

As it starts up, click inside the window and hit F8. Then at the boot: prompt type –v so you can see what exactly went wrong if something does go wrong. All the services will run and eventually you should come to the language screen. Choose your language then click next. If you are unable to move your mouse around then hit Right-Ctrl + I. Click Continue and Agree. Next, start up Disk Utility by going to Utilities in the menu bar.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

At this screen highlight 20GB VBOX HARDDISK. Then click the Erase tab, name it what you want in the name box and click the Erase button on the bottom right of the window. It shouldn't take long. Then click Disk Utility in your menu bar and quit it. Now you're back at the installer. Highlight the drive that is now showing up and click Continue.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

The next window is important. Click the Customize button on the bottom left.

AMD Users check:
Any Updates included at the top.
Drop down Kernels and choose Legacy kernel.
AMD option below System support.

Intel Users check:
Any Updates included at the top.
Drop down bootloaders and check the newest Chameleon.
Drop down Kernels and choose Legacy kernel.
Then click Done and hit the Install button. To speed up the process you can click Skip when the disc check pops up.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

As soon as it says "installation finished" and starts counting down to restart, press the right Ctrl key. Click on Devices at the top of the VirtualBox window, hit CD/DVD Devices and click Unmount CD/DVD Device. Then go to Machine > Reset and click Reset at the prompt. Next you'll see the Chameleon loader and then OS X will begin to boot.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

After it boots you will see the setup screens for OS X! You're good to go. The only hiccup I've found is that it can only be virtualized with one core. It could be the OSX disc I was using or it might not be. And I have yet to find the right kext that will allow audio to work and the resolution is limited also. But other than that you'll have a fully functioning OSX virtualized!

Update: I'd like to post some answers to the resolution and audio. I should have looked around before posting this but I just didn't have the time. So anyways heres what you can do:

To fix the resolution issue, open Finder and go to the OS X drive on the left. Open the folder called Extras. Right Click on the file com.Apple.Boot.plist and open it with TextEdit. Under the first insert this:

Graphics Mode
1280x1024x32

or another compatible resolution. Select "Save As" at the top and save it to the desktop, unchecking the check under Unicode and then save it as com.apple.boot.plist. After that drag and drop it into the extras folder and overwrite the original file, entering your password when prompted.

Instructions for the sound issue can be found here.

Don't install system updates. If you want updates you'll have to install another iso distribution with the updates on it. If you install the updates directly from apple it messes with the custom kexts and chameleon. Just a forewarning.

And for those of you getting boot issues try choosing a different version of Chameleon or a different kernel. Sometimes that seems to help. And If your getting one of the USB errors then try disabling USB in the VirtualBox settings and see if that helps.