Monthly Archives: February 2006

Chidambaram promises more funds for scientific research

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sought to promote research and development activities by promising funding for three universities, concessions for technology entrepreneurs and support for research focus.

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The Shepherd, his “sheep” & the IT consultant

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt.

The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoe! s, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie, gets out and asks the Shepherd: “If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?”

The shepherd looks at the young man, and then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies: “Okay.” The young man parks the car,connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Webster, scans the
ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with logarithms and pivot tables, then prints out a 150 page report on his high-tech mini-printer. He turns to the shepherd and says, “You have exactly
1,586 sheep here.”

The shepherd cheers,” That’s correct, you can have your sheep.” The young man makes his pick and puts it in the back of his Porsche. The shepherd looks at him and asks: “If I guess your profession, will you return my animal to me?” The young man answers, “Yes, why not”. The shepherd says, “You are an IT cons! ultant “.How did you know?” asks the young man. Very simple,” answers the shepherd. “First, you came here without being called. Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew, and third, you don’t understand anything about my business…
Now can I have my DOG back?”

New Site of Mine on Google

Microsoft IE 7.0 beta2 Lauched

The most awaited IE7 is now available for beta evaluation with some great features as follows:

o Tabbed browsing
o RSS feed manager
o Advanced print previews
o Dynamic security protection
o Web test recorders
o IE DOM explorer to explore HTML source in tree view

Find More at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/tour/default.mspx

Ack : ~ Ankit Jain

Google Page Creator Launched

Want to create an online photo tour of your vacation to Bali? An overview of the South American precipitation cycle for your science class? A shrine to your pet ferret?

Google Page Creator

Now’s your chance. We’re testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one click. There’s no software to download and no web designer to hire. The pages you create are hosted on Google servers and are available at http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com for the world to see.

At Google, we’ve found that listening to our users early helps us develop the best possible products. So we’re giving our users a chance to play with Google Page Creator even though it’s not yet fully baked, and we’re counting on you to send us your feedback and suggestions. If you’d like to stay up to date on all the latest Google Page Creator happenings, sign up for our updates mailing list.

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Today’s Beggar

A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him Rs. 10 and that Continues for a year. Then suddenly the daily donation changes to Rs. 7, 50.
“Well,” the beggar thinks, “it’s still better than nothing.”

A year passes in this way until the man’s daily donation suddenly becomes Rs. 5.
“What’s going on now?” the beggar asks his donor. “First you give me Rs. 10 every day, then Rs. 7.50 and now only Rs. 5. What’s the problem?”

“Well,” the man says, “last year my eldest son went to university. It’s very expensive, so I had to cut costs. This year my eldest daughter also went to university, so I had to cut my expenses even further.”
“And how many children do you have?” the beggar asks.
“Four,” the man replies.

“Well,” says the beggar, “I hope you don’t plan to educate them all at my expense.”

Indianblooddonors Site

Indianblooddonors.com is a Wireless (SMS) and Email based alert System for voluntary blood donors. It enables us to directly alert our registered blood donors in “real time” via SMS and Emails .

Gmail – New! Chat is coming soon

Google New Chat

Chat with your friends from right inside Gmail. There’s no need to load a separate program or look up new addresses. It’s just one click to chat with the people you already email, as well as anyone on the Google Talk network. And now you can even save and search for chats in your Gmail account.

Google New Chat feature introduced in Gmail

Copyscape

Copyscape is dedicated to defending your rights online, helping you fight against online plagiarism and content theft. Copyscape finds sites that have copied your content without permission, as well as those that have quoted you.

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GTalk Intorduces Chat History Saving

One of our users’ most commonly-requested features is finally here! Now you can save your chat histories to your Gmail account. There, your chat histories are just like Gmail messages–you can view them, forward them, print them or search for them. Never worry about losing something important from your chats again.
-GMail Help Center

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