Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chacha Chaudhry & Billo are Here !!

Reminds me of my School Days.... Clever Chacha and Saboo's stories were great time pass to read and enjoy. I remember buying them especially for my train journeys or sometimes borrow it from a Hindi library near my house, from where i use to get several binded volumes of Chacha Chaudhary, Tinkle, Biloo, Bhokal nd many other comics from Diamond Publications.......Well I came across a forum where there was this link which had a collection of few of them. I downloaded a few and thought to share it with you alll..... The collection include
  1. Chacha Choudhary-Digest II
  2. Chacha Choudhary-Digest III
  3. Billoo Dadagir
  4. Raman Digest
  5. Chacha Choudhary-Storm of Raka
  6. Chacha Choudhary-Sabu Aur Football
............... many more

Download it from Rapidshare. Click Here

There are 2 types of files with extensions (.CBZ & .CBR)
.CBZ This is a renamed .ZIP file and can be decompressed with any .ZIP file utility. Just rename the file to [filename].cbz to [filename].zip then decompress it with Winrar/Winzip/Windows Decompression Software or view directly viewed using CDisplay program (download CD Display) which displays the comic book images.

.CBR This is a renamed .RAR file and can be decompressed with any .RAR file utility. Just rename the file to [filename].cbr to [filename].rar then decompress it with Winrar or view directly viewed using CDisplay program (download CD Display Software) which displays the comic book images.

Happy reading ......

31st Jan, 2008

Orkut Is Banned !!!!


Don't worry friends....Orkut isn't really banned... Its just that off late some viruses & worms have been causing this problem...[Not in the real sense....M Talking about the Computer ones !! ;) ]. This is just a mischief of the W32.USB Worm which blocks you from using Mozilla FireFox and open

This is usually spread through any USB devices...It may be a Pen Drive or Thumb Drive or your personal Mp3 player, which may be even your apple iPod.
The Worm creates and runs an exe file (MicrosoftPowerpoint.exe) and install Autorun.inf in the root of your USB Drive. A duplicate svchost.exe is created which is the main culprit. It Brings out Pop Ups which may get on your nerves and drive you mad, because everytime you try to either use Firefox or browse your favourite it Popsup a very funny message saying that:

"Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!" with title ORKUT IS BANNED" (sounds funny !! )
or "I DNT HATE MOZILLA BUT USE IE OR ELSE..." ( Or else wat,,, ?? Let it start first)

Not only popups this worm/script also hides your hidden files and folders and doesnt even show them even after Enabling "Show Hidden files and folders" in the Folder Options-->View Menu.

Well every Worm has a cure and fortunately we have found one for this too.....
Following these simple steps will help you to eradicate the Worm and the annoying Popups

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to enable the task manager.
  2. Go to the Processes tab
  3. Search for svchost.exe under the image name . There are many of them but look for the one which has your username under the "Username" field.
  4. Press DEL or Right Click and End Process to stop the scripting of these files
  5. Look if any more of these are there (usually theres only one or max 2 copies of it) If you find more instances of them Repeat Step 3 and 4. (A word of caution here: Do not end process svchost.exe with "username" field as System, Local service or Network service.
  6. Click on Start and Run and type C:\heap41a and enter & delete all the files in that folder.
  7. Now go to Run and type regedit to open the Windows Registry Editor and Press Ctrl+F
  8. Type "heap41a" here and press enter. The search results will show [winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(41 or 64a or 66a)\std.txt"
  9. Select that and Press DEL. It will ask "Are you sure you want to delete this value?", click Yes. exit out of the regedit.
  10. Thats it you are done.. No more Popups and you can even browse Orkut

31st Jan,2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Unexplained becomes Explained-- An Essay

The Unexplained becomes Explained

Let There be light……….and, this was the beginning of the creation processof this wonderful universe. So vast, unbound, unexplored a mystery thatsurvived and surpassed anything, beyond compare. Truth is stranger thanfiction, but the undefying truth is the presence of life only on thisplanet named Earth. The miracles of man-made inventions only complementthe creator’s own. Genetics is undoubtedly one such a miracle that has andcontinues to explore the unexplored vistas of mysterious realms. The listis endless, be it an invention of genetic forces or adding values to thefood-consumption. Taking this factor into consideration, this essay wouldtake up the task of highlighting on three such marvels.

The discovery of living cells by Robert Hooke provided naturalists withnew vistas on life. Perhaps it was the excessive enthusiasm of this newworld, of the very small that give an ascend in the development ofgenetics -the field of genes and human kind. Developmental genetics hadalready grown its roots during 883-859 B.C during the reign of kingAssurnasirapalli II when scientists of his kingdom had started artificialpollination of date palms. Today the major crops have undergone extensivegenetic alterations to increase their yields and provide desirable traits,such as disease and pest resistance and special nutritional characters.Several million people in the world, most of them in Asia, go hungry eachday. Imagine a genetically engineered rice crop that could potentiallyreduce this number significantly, and provide resistance to diseases.Genetic modification of food has been going on for quite some time but itwas thirty years ago when a man named Norman-Borlaug won the Nobel PeacePrize for his development of high-yielding wheat varieties that helpedfeed people in developing countries. In 1999, Swiss and German scientistsannounced the development of a golden-rice genetically engineered toproduce beta-carotene, a substance that the body can convert to Vitamin A.The new rice was quickly heralded as a miracle cure for vitamin Adeficiency (VAD),a condition that afflicts millions of people especiallychildren and pregnant women. Severe VAD causes partial or total blindness;less severe deficiencies weaken the immune system. Hence Golden Rice todayhas proved to be very helpful in overcoming VAD.

DNA, with its gentle double-stranded spiral, is among the most elegant ofall the biological molecules. But the double helix is just not a beautifulstructure but it also give DNA incredibility and permanence, asillustrated by the great discovery of the Ice Man. On September 19,1991,German hiking in the Tyrolean Alps near the border between Austria andItaly spotted a corpse trapped in glacial ice. Moreover a copper-axe,dagger, bow and a quiver with 14 arrows were found alongside the body. Thebody was sent to the University of Innsbruck where it was refrozen andsubjected to scientific studies to establish his ethnic origin.Radioactive dating indicated that the Ice Man was approximately 5000 yearsold, who was shot in the chest with an arrow and died soon thereafter,after which the body became dehydrated in the cold air and remainedcovered by ice till 1991. Under sterile conditions, the investigatorsextracted DNA from samples and conducted polymerase chain reactions toamplify a very small region of his mitochondrial DNA a million fold anddetermined the base sequence of this amplified DNA and compared it withthe mitochondrial sequences from present-day humans.

This analysis revealed that Ice Man’s mitochondrial DNA sequencesresembled those found in the present day Europeans living north of theAlps. Together, radiocarbon dating, the artifacts, and the DNA analysisall indicate that the Ice Man was a Neolithic hunter. The Ice Man’s DNApersists and carries his genetic instructions even after the passage of5000 years is a testimony to the remarkable stability of the DNA and anachievement in the field of Genetics.Genetics has stretched its hands so far that today we can even imaginesituations where an extra set of eyes might come in handy, just like thatof Lord Shiva’s. It would be very unlikely for all of these structures todevelop at a site where eyes really don’t exist. Nevertheless, in 1995 agroup of geneticists succeeded in genetically creating fruit flies withextra eyes on their wings, legs and antenna. How was this amazing featcompleted?

This story of creating extra eyes actually began in 1915 when Mildred Hogediscovered a mutant fly with small eyes due to a recessive mutation in agene called eyeless. The product of the normal allele of this eyelesslocus is required for the actual development of fruit-fly-eye. It was in1993 when Walter Gehring and his collaborators genetically engineeredcells that expressed the eyeless gene in parts of the Drosophila where thegene is not normally expressed. When these flies hatched; they had hugeeyes on their wings, antenna and legs. They were not just normal tissuesthat resembled eyes but complete eyes with cornea, cone cells andphotoreceptors. However one drawback was that the flies could not use themto see because they were not connected to the nervous system. Todaygeneticists have found out that the eyeless gene has it counterparts inmice and humans also. The amplification in the developments of geneticshas been increasing day by day.Its not very far when a day would come when we would have 3 eyes forperception and 2 brains for powerful thinking. That’s the power ofGenetics.

Genetics has indeed opened up a deep treasure to be exploitedand explored. The instances --- in this essay are just a tipin the iceberg. A time would dawn when the unexplained wouldbecome explained and when we would come into Light fromDarkness, Into Knowledge from Ignorance and into Immortalityfrom Mortality. Till lead kindly light….!

30th Jan, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Life On Mars ? A new Trip .......

There is no doubt that "LIFE On MARS" is one of the most upcoming topic to grind and research scientists for the today's researchers,,, it may be whether the USA's Astronomers or Russian Cosmonauts..... The Study is still on... They are still wondering whether Life exists there or not... Well the speculations are very high that there is cent percent possibility of Life there....Strong experimental and practical evidences have been already found about the same...

It all began long back in the 17th century when scientists found out the presence of ice caps in Mars, but the thoughts only exploded in the 19th century when scientists came to know that there has been existence of civilizations on Mars long long time ago which was inferred after viewing some canals telescopically.... Later Viking who performed the Labelled Release experiments further proved that there is..........on MARS

In 1996 NASA gave firm evidences based on the meteorite (ALH84001) which fell on earth had the presence of fossilised microorganisms, carbonated globules, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and Magnetic globules (which are usually created by bacteria) were found,....further added to the same fact....

Recently, NASA claimed to visualize a naked woman on Mars,,,, Critics and scientists suppose this to be a mere illusion or some piece of rock or gas,,, watever it may be,, the result is that it has only increased the expectations for scientists to steadfastly prove that there is sustainable life in there....

Who knows after a few years there may be the development of a wholesome new life with different type of ------ beings,,, which may be not called as Human beings but some other beings...... a new civilization there or MARS even transforms into a new tourist spot for we alien Earthietes..... You or I may even go for a summer holiday trip to Marz.....Sounds Interesting....... !!!!!!!!!!

29th Jan,08

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Start Off.....

" Actually, me no Sheikspeare. Me not even little finger of Sheikspeare. (u see, English not my mother's tongue.) But, me rite regularly in my blog. ""

.... This is wat sparked me off to start blogging.......