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May 27, 2007

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 10:26 pm

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. SETI researchers use many methods. One popular method, radio SETI, listens for artificial radio signals coming from other stars. SETI@home is a radio SETI project that lets anyone with a computer and an Internet connection participate.

url of the same is
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
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May 26, 2007

Gmail…

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 7:53 pm

Gmail increased attachment limit ==> 20 MB!

Check the following urls for more details.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/about_whatsnew.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/bigger-attachments-in-gmail.html

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May 24, 2007

The history of “404 file not found”

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 10:18 pm

Before the beginning of time, when the Internet was still very much under the spell of bare Unix shells and Gopher, before SLIP or PPP became widely used, an ambitious group of young scientists at CERN ( Switzerland )

The same place discussed in Dan Browns’s Angels and Demions] started working on what was to become the media revolution of the nineties: the World Wide Web, later to be known as WWW, or simply ‘the Web’. Their aim: to create a database infrastructure that offered open access to data in various formats: multi-media. The ultimate goal was clearly to create a protocol that would combine text and pictures and present it as one document, and allow linking to other such documents: hypertext.

Because these bright young minds were reluctant to reveal their progress (and setbacks) to the world, they started developing their protocol in a closed environment: CERN’s internal network. Many hours were spend on what later became the world-wide standard for multimedia documents. Using the physical lay-out of CERN’s network and buildings as a metaphor for the ‘real world’ they situated different functions of the protocol in different offices within CERN.

In an office on the fourth floor (Room 404), they placed the World Wide Web’s central database: any request for a file was routed to that office, where two or three people would manually locate the requested files and transfer them, over the network, to the person who made that request.

When the database started to grow, and the people at CERN realized that they were able to retrieve documents other than their own research-papers, not only the number of requests grew, but also the number of requests that could not be fulfilled, usually because the person who requested a file typed in the wrong name for that file. Soon these faulty requests were answered with a standard message: “Room 404: file not found”.

Later, when these processes were automated and people could directly query the database, the messageID’s for error messages remained linked to the physical location the process took place: “404: file not found”. The room numbers remained in the error codes in the official release of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) when the Web left CERN to conquer the world, and are still displayed when a browser makes a faulty request to a Web server.

In memory of the heroic boys and girls that worked deep into the night for all those months, in those small and hot offices at CERN, Room 404 is preserved as a ‘place on the Web’. None of the other rooms are still used for the Web. Room 404 is the only and true monument to the beginning of the Web, a tribute to a place in the past, where the future was shaped.
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Google in Black

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 10:10 pm

Blackle is nothing but a black version of google.

“A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog EcoIron titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The post lays out the following train of thought. “An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts.” Google, which has a white background and gets about “200 million queries a day” could reduce global energy use by 750 Megawatt-hours a year by simply changing the color of its homepage to black.

In response to this post a black version of Google emerged called Blackle.com. According to Blackle’s homepage at publication time, 4,408.917 Watt hours have been saved by. Nice ideas. But how does the search measure up? Very well indeed. Give it a whirl yourself and start saving energy one search at a time.
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May 23, 2007

Cancer Producing Substances – John Hopkins Cancer Update

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 11:19 pm

Cancer cell in the body:

  1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion.
  2. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
  3. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
  4. Radiation and chemotherapy while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
  5. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

Cancer Cells Feed On:

  1. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
  2. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
  3. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
  4. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
  5. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid
  6. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
  7. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins (cancer producing element) from the plastic. Instead, using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.

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May 22, 2007

The Psychology of Color

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 10:48 pm

There’s no doubt that color affects mood. Warm colors, for example, make most people happy and energized… or angry and hostile, depending on which end of the spectrum we’re talking about.
Read more…

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May 15, 2007

Some points to remember for web 2.0 design

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 11:14 pm

Simple layout
Centered orientation
Design the content, not the page
3D effects, used sparingly
Soft, neutral background colours
Strong colour, used sparingly
Cute icons, used sparingly
Plenty of whitespace
Nice big text

For more information on Web 2.0 design click here
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May 12, 2007

May 11, 1997…

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 10:57 pm

May 11, 1997… The day when Machine Bests Man, of course in Tournament-Level Chess Match.

Deep Blue defeats chess master Garry Kasparov.
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May 11, 2007

Epigrams In Programming by Alan J. Perlis

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 11:57 pm

Epigrams on Programming is an article by Alan Perlis published in 1982, for ACM’s SIGPLAN journal. They are a series of short, programming language neutral, humorous statements about computers and programming.

It first appeared in SIGPLAN Notices 17(9), September 1982.
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May 7, 2007

The Top 10 Most Useful Web Sites, 2007

Filed under: Info-shares — prashantjadhav @ 11:31 pm

As per About.com,

Following top 10 most useful web site.

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/readerpicks/ss/useful_sites.htm
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