Natural and man made disasters are happening around the world on a regular basis. Is there any way to get a birds eye view of the accidents and disasters happening around the world in real time (if possible)?
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This tutorial explains how you can install Windows 7 from a USB pen drive.
A few days back, I had to install Windows 7 OS on a PC that did not have a DVD drive. How do you install Windows 7 on a machine without a DVD drive? The obvious choice was for me to transfer the Windows installation DVD contents to a USB pen drive and boot the PC with the pen drive.
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A few weeks back, our Induction cooker (cook top) stopped working for some unknown reason. Unfortunately, this Induction cooker I bought at a consumer exhibition was imported from South Korea and was not a branded product. So I couldn’t get any after sales service from its manufacturers.
However, we used the Induction cooker for over 5 years without any problems. I can vouch that Made in Korea products are top quality products. Even my Samsung cell phone (SGH-J210) which is Korean make, still works without any problem even though it has fallen on the hard floor umpteen times. Nowadays, Samsung manufactures its cell phones in China.
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Some time back, I had written about a wonderful stock tracking software called JStock which allows you to manage your investments in company stocks. This software written in Java runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
JStock has now been released as an Android app as well. If you own an Android device, you can download JStock App from Google Play store and update and keep track of your portfolio while on the move.
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I came across this cool YouTube video that teaches you to fold a shirt in under 2 seconds. No kidding! I have always struggled to fold my shirt the right way. This video has taught me a new way of folding a shirt quickly.
Watch the video below.
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If you use a computer, much less log on to the Internet, you will have dealt with using passwords to keep your account secure. In today’s world, most people have an online presence. You use the Internet to log into your bank account, you have possibly created a Facebook and Twitter account. And if you are like me, you might even have registered with umpteen other websites. For all this to happen, there is a common criteria – that being you need to create a password for each account you create – to keep it safe from others.
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This is a video of solving the Rubik Cube. Ravi Fernando a Stanford University student, amazingly solves the Rubik cube while juggling.
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This is a review of the Intel DG41TY motherboard which is an entry level motherboard that supports the following Intel processors – Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core, Celeron Dual-Core, and Celeron 400 sequence processors that use LGA775 socket.
A little after three years, the motherboard of my computer – an Intel DG31PR became faulty with the USB and on-board Audio not working. I realized that it was time to replace my motherboard.
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The Kumbh mela takes place every 12 years at the confluence of the rivers – Ganges and Yamuna – at Prayag in Allahabad. It is believed that a third river Saraswati (which has since dried up) used to flow into the confluence during ancient times. The Mela will go on for two months and will conclude on Maha Shivaratri on March 10.
The Maha Kumbh is specially unique this time as it is taking place after a cycle of 144 years. The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years, at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik.
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I love bamboo products. Bamboo are flowering perennial evergreen plants that belong to the grass family. Bamboo is used extensively as building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. I love bamboo products. They are environmentally friendly, light weight, and last for a long time. A couple of weeks back, I went to an exhibition that showcased bamboo products. And I snapped a few photos of the various products made using bamboo cane.
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