Thursday, February 26, 2009

Windows 7 shipping this Fall... according to Compal, anyway

While Steve Ballmer himself declared that Windows Mobile 7 would be coming out next year, we've got a somewhat less reliable source suggesting that the desktop version of Win7 will be landing this fall. Ray Chen, president of Taipei-based Compal Electronics, was quoted as saying that "according to current planning," Windows 7 should be on its machines by "late September or early October." For those unaware, Compal is responsible for crafting HP and Acer laptops, and honestly, we're not exactly sure how this bigwig secured these dates. Of course, it stands to reason that everyone else in the industry is either 1) clueless or 2) just better at keeping secrets. For what it's worth, we're taking this with a huge spoon of salt, and just between us, you should probably do the same.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Listening online FM is easy. All you need is to use GTalk. Though you can use it via other messenger too but here we will talk about gTalk only.
Listen online FM free (FM on Computer) Hindi, english, punjabi and lots more fm channel / radio station

This is done using Gtalk2Voip, it is a free and publicly open voice gateway for major Instant Messenger clients.

Steps to listen to any channel listed below:

1. Sign in your Google Talk application.
2. Add this ID in your Google Talk, when you will first add then you will get following screen with some welcome messages.
Google Talk
3. Now add another ID with radio station ID Here 110 is ID for hindi FM station Teen Taal.
4. Now make call to, once connected enjoy hindi songs are random. Once connected you will listen music in few seconds.
FM online using Gtalk

Similarly you can add other channels too, all you need is to add

100 - - Kickin’ Country (Todays Best Country!),
101 - 1.FM - Country,
102 - Atlantic Sound Factory - ASF Radio,
103 - 100.7 Jack FM, San Diego,
104 - 102.7 FM The Fringe,
105 - - The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!),
106 - - The Mix Channel (70s, 80s, 90s and Today’s Best Music) ,
107 - - The Eagle (Your Home For REAL Classic Rock!),
108 - .977 The 80s Channel,
109 - 1.FM - Channel X,
110- Teen Taal Radio (HINDI),
111 - Radio Helsinki - 92.6 MHz,
201 - KCRW World News,
202 - Sporting News Radio,
203 - KPFK - Southern California’s 90.7 FM News, Talk & Music,
204 - WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston’s NPR News Station,

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Average GMAT scores.....

The average and median GMAT scores for some of the top  business schools ..... [clk on the image to zoom]

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Geekiest Math Clock

If you are good at notations and mathematical jazz, I am sure you would love to flaunt this clock and perhaps your skills at numbers too. Well, if this were the geekiest math clock you have ever seen in your life.

Explanation of the clock numerals
1 Legendre's constant  
2 "An infinite number of mathematicians..."  
3 A Unicode character XML "numeric character reference"  
4 Modular arithmetic  
5 The Golden Mean reworked a little  
6 Three Factorial (3*2*1)  
7 6.99999.. Though a different number than 7, still equals 7  
8 Graphical representation of Binary code  
9 An example of a base-4 number  
10 A Binomial Coefficient 
11 An example of Hexadecimal encoding  
12 The cube root is the inverse of 12^3 

Lost city of atlantis found on google earth ??

Monday, February 16, 2009

SMS Lingo

With only 160 characters per text message here's a list of abbreviations you will find useful and a lot more fun. Try sending these to your freinds on their Mobiles and have unlimited fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AFAIK: As Far As I Know 
AFK: Away From Keyboard 
ASAP: As Soon As Possible 
ATK: At The Keyboard 
ATM: At The Moment 
A3: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace 
BAK: Back At Keyboard 
BBL: Be Back Later 
BBS: Be Back Soon 
BFN/B4N: Bye For Now 
BRB: Be Right Back 
BRT: Be Right There 
BTW: By The Way 
B4N: Bye For Now 
CU: See You 
CUL8R: See You Later 
CYA: See You 
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 
FC: Fingers Crossed 
FWIW: For What It's Worth 
FYI: For Your Information 
GAL: Get A Life 
GG: Good Game 
GMTA: Great Minds Think Alike 
GR8: Great! 
G9: Genius 
IC: I See 
ICQ: I Seek you 
ILU: I Love You 
IMHO: In My Honest/Humble Opinion 
IMO: In My Opinion 
IOW: In Other Words 
IRL: In Real Life 
KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid 
LDR: Long Distance Relationship 
LMAO: Laugh My Ass Off 
LOL: Laughing Out Loud 
LTNS: Long Time No See 
L8R: Later 
MTE: My Thoughts Exactly 
M8: Mate 
NRN: No Reply Necessary 
OIC: Oh I See 
PITA: Pain In The A*8 
PRT: Party 
PRW: Parents Are Watching 
QPSA? Que Pasa? 
ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing 
ROFLOL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud 
ROTFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off 
SK8: Skate 
STATS: Your sex and age 
ASL: Age, Sex, Location 
THX: Thank You 
TTFN: Ta-Ta For Now! 
TTYL: Talk To You Later 
U: You 
U2: You Too 
U4E: Yours For Ever 
WB: Welcome Back 
WTF: What The F... 
WTG: Way To Go! 
WUF: Where Are You From? 
W8: Wait... 
7K: Sick

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

100th POST

I raise this toast to celebrate our 100th blog post.
I warmly congratulate all Geeks as we have reached a milestone which most Blogs can only Dream of..
andddd plzzzz
I don't want to receive any request of GRAVITY or somewhere else.. as i know you people go wild with a little spark only... [:)]

Web history

With Web History service on google, you'll be able to:

View and manage your web activity.
You know that great web site you saw online and now can't find? From now on, you can. With Web History, you can view and search across the full text of the pages you've visited, including Google searches, web pages, images, videos and news stories. You can also manage your web activity and remove items from your web history at any time.

Get the search results most relevant to you.
Web History helps deliver more personalized search results based on the things you've searched for on Google and the sites you've visited. You might not notice a big impact on your search results early on, but they should steadily improve over time the more you use Web History.

Follow interesting trends in your web activity.
Which sites do you visit frequently? How many searches did you do between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.? Web History can tell you about these and other interesting trends in your web activity

but remember to get all your history, you just need to search google after login into your gmail account.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Difference b/w Notebooks and Netbooks

Notebook, or laptop, is a portable computer that normally have :
Screen size : 12 Inch and up
Processor : Intel Pentium Dual-Core,Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion X2
Graphics : Integrated or External Graphic Card, from Intel GMA x3100 to AMD Mobility HD 3870X2
Weight : 1.9kg and up

Netbook, a smaller variant of notebook, 1st poineered by Asus with their release of Asus Eee PC 700,and now laptop companies such as Acer and MSI released their own netbooks (Acer aspire one and MSI wind respectively), have :
Screen size : 12 Inch max
Processor : VIA C7 1.2GHz, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz or AMD Geode 800MHz
Graphics : Integrated Graphic Card, mostly Intel GMA 900 or 950
Weight : 1.1kg and below

While netbooks will take you onto the Internet, they won't replace notebook computers, since they lack the processing power to create media and handle advanced graphics and video—and they will not allow you to multitask. Netbooks are low-cost and highly portable, but they're designed for one task at a time.

Win XP Tip - Hidden Back-up utility

>> Insert your windows XP disc into your PC.
>> Click exit if your installation screen comes up.
>> Now go too your CD drive in *My Computer*. Right-click and select open.
>> In the *files of type* drop down list be sure that *select all files* is on.
>> Click on the NTBACK-UP.msi file and click okay.
>> Click the finish button and now go over too the start button\ALL PROGRAMS\ACCESSORIES\SYSTEM TOOLS\ and there it is now.. BACK-UP FILES...

Great little tool that Microsoft never should have hidden.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How Much Bandwidth Is Enough?

BandWidth Explained

Most hosting companies offer a variety of bandwidth options in their plans. So exactly what is bandwidth as it relates to web hosting? Put simply, bandwidth is the amount of traffic that is allowed to occur between your web site and the rest of the internet. The amount of bandwidth a hosting company can provide is determined by their network connections, both internal to their data center and external to the public internet.

Hosting Bandwidth

Each time you visit a website, you are creating traffic, because in order to view that web page on your computer, the web page is first downloaded to your computer (between the web site and you) which is then displayed using your browser software (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.) . The page itself is simply a file that creates traffic.

A web page may be very small or large depending upon the amount of text and the number and quality of images integrated within the web page. For example, the home page for is about 200KB (200 Kilobytes = 200,000 bytes = 1,600,000 bits). This is typically large for a web page. In comparison, Yahoo's home page is about 70KB.

How Much Bandwidth Is Enough?

It depends (don't you hate that answer). But in truth, it does. Since bandwidth is a significant determinant of hosting plan prices, you should take time to determine just how much is right for you. Almost all hosting plans have bandwidth requirements measured in months, so you need to estimate the amount of bandwidth that will be required by your site on a monthly basis.

If you do not intend to provide file download capability from your site, the formula for calculating bandwidth is fairly straightforward:

Average Daily Visitors x Average Page Views x Average Page Size x 31 x Fudge Factor

If you intend to allow people to download files from your site, your bandwidth calculation should be:

[(Average Daily Visitors x Average Page Views x Average Page Size) +
(Average Daily File Downloads x Average File Size)] x 31 x Fudge Factor

Let us examine each item in the formula:

Average Daily Visitors - The number of people you expect to visit your site, on average, each day. Depending upon how you market your site, this number could be from 1 to 1,000,000.

Average Page Views - On average, the number of web pages you expect a person to view. If you have 50 web pages in our web site, an average person may only view 5 of those pages each time they visit.

Average Page Size - The average size of your web pages, in Kilobytes (KB). If you have already designed your site, you can calculate this directly.

Average Daily File Downloads - The number of downloads you expect to occur on your site. This is a function of the numbers of visitors and how many times a visitor downloads a file, on average, each day.

Average File Size - Average file size of files that are downloadable from your site. Similar to your web pages, if you already know which files can be downloaded, you can calculate this directly.

Fudge Factor - A number greater than 1. Using 1.5 would be safe, which assumes that your estimate is off by 50%. 

However, if you were very unsure, you could use 2 or 3 to ensure that your bandwidth requirements are more than met.

Usually, hosting plans offer bandwidth in terms of Gigabytes (GB) per month. This is why our formula takes daily averages and multiplies them by 31.


Most personal or small business sites will not need more than 1GB of bandwidth per month. If you have a web site that is composed of static web pages and you expect little traffic to your site on a daily basis, go with a low bandwidth plan. 

If you go over the amount of bandwidth allocated in your plan, your hosting company could charge you over usage fees, so if you think the traffic to your site will be significant, you may want to go through the calculations above to estimate the amount of bandwidth required in a hosting plan.