Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Goggle Buzz - hot target for spammers

Spammers found a new way to lure people. They are utilizing the Google Buzz service to fool people. I received the below mail which says that Google is compensating the buzz users in cash...

Note: This is a SPAM mail. I posted it here for the interest of Google Buzz users. If you receive this mail, you are a victim of spammers. Please do not respond or click any link in the mail.
Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.

Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.

The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.

Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com (Do not open this link).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Practical Tips For Boosting The Performance Of Windows Forms Apps

This article discusses:

* Improving application startup time
* Tuning up control creation and population
* Improving painting performance
* Rendering text and images
* Efficient resource management

in reference to: Practical Tips For Boosting The Performance Of Windows Forms Apps (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Google's new search index: Caffeine

With Caffeine, we analyze the web in small portions and update our search index on a continuous basis, globally. As we find new pages, or new information on existing pages, we can add these straight to the index. That means you can find fresher information than ever before—no matter when or where it was published.

in reference to:

"With Caffeine, we analyze the web in small portions and update our search index on a continuous basis, globally. As we find new pages, or new information on existing pages, we can add these straight to the index. That means you can find fresher information than ever before—no matter when or where it was published."
- Official Google Blog: Our new search index: Caffeine (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

History of Hacking

Interesting one

in reference to:

"EMBED THE IMAGE BELOW ON YOUR SITE"
- History of Hacking - Online MBA (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, May 28, 2010

CBSE Class X Result 2010 – How to Calculate Percentage

Today, CBSE Board, India declared class X result for year 2010. But here is a catch – this year they changed the rating from numbers to grades. Most of the students are apparently confused how to get percentage from their GPA.

How to convert CGPA to Percentage

Here is the simple method to  convert GPA into percentage:

Percentage = 9.5 × CGPA

Example:

CGPA = 6.8

Percentage = 9.5 x CGPA = 9.5 x 6.8 = 64.60%

The percentage calculated by this manner is the overall percentage.

How to convert GP to Percentage

Here is the simple method to calculate percentage from GP:

Percentage = 9.5 x GP

Example:

GP = 06

Percentage = 9.5 x 6 = 57.6%.

The percentage calculated in this manner is the percentage in that particular subject.

 

 

SUBJECT WISE GRADE POINT:

Marks Range

Grade

Grade Point

Percentage

91-100

A1

10

95%

81-90

A2

9

85.5%

71-80

B1

8

76%

61-70

B2

7

66.5%

51-60

C1

6

57%

41-50

C2

5

47.5%

33-40

D

4

38%

21-32

E1

-

-

20-0

E2

-

-

 

The magic number 9.5:

The number 9.5 in the percentage calculation is not a magic number. This is derived using following formula:

Percentage = (10 x GP) - (GP/2)

Percentage = GP(10 – 1/2)

Percentage = GP(9.5) = 9.5 x GP.

 

Hope this will clear students confusion.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Microsoft Office 2020

Microsoft’s long-term productivity vision explores how we will create and share content; collaborate across teams, organizations and networks; and gain contextually relevant insights based on preferences and intent. Each scene showcases real technologies being explored by Microsoft teams and partners and others in the industry. To see current prototypes we are exploring, go to www.officelabs.com.

in reference to: Microsoft Showcase: Productivity Future Vision (view on Google Sidewiki)

First man to be infected with "computer virus"

A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus.

in reference to:

"A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus."
- BBC News - First human 'infected with computer virus' (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

LINQ-to-Entities - The Pain

So enter LINQ-to-Entities – the ADO.NET team’s “answer” to LINQ-to-SQL. Unfortunately, while LINQ-to-SQL was a wonderful, polished jewel of functionality that was a nice example of IJW (“it just worked”), LINQ-to-Entities seems to be a product of Architecture Astronauts who would rather bamboozle us with their cleverness than actually provide useful solutions.

in reference to:

"So enter LINQ-to-Entities – the ADO.NET team’s “answer” to LINQ-to-SQL. Unfortunately, while LINQ-to-SQL was a wonderful, polished jewel of functionality that was a nice example of IJW (“it just worked”), LINQ-to-Entities seems to be a product of Architecture Astronauts who would rather bamboozle us with their cleverness than actually provide useful solutions."
- hackification.com - Rediscover the Joy of Coding :: LINQ-to-Entities: The Blackberry Storm of ORMs? (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rules Driven UI using WF (Screencast)

Moustafa has put together this screencast to show off how you can use the Rules Engine capabilities contained in Windows Workflow Foundation outside of a workflow, and leverage it to drive the business logic of a Windows Forms application. Check out the video, and if you're interested in more, then head on over to our community site where you can download the sample.

This is the article that Moustafa mentions that introduces the Rules Engine available at MSDN.

in reference to:

"Moustafa has put together this screencast to show off how you can use the Rules Engine capabilities contained in Windows Workflow Foundation outside of a workflow, and leverage it to drive the business logic of a Windows Forms application.  Check out the video, and if you're interested in more, then head on over to  our community site where you can download the sample. This is the article that Moustafa mentions that introduces the Rules Engine available at MSDN."
- Rules Driven UI using WF | mwink | Channel 9 (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, March 12, 2010

A day is no longer 24 hours long, confirms NASA,

Recent news reports have focused on Earth's length of day, noting that the Chilean earthquake might have shortened days by as much as 1.26 microseconds out of 24 hours. That's true. Find out more...

in reference to:

"March 11, 2010: Pictures of widespread devastation leave no doubt: Last month's 8.8 magnitude earthquake in coastal Chile was extremely strong. Indeed, say NASA scientists, it might have shifted the axis of Earth itself."
- NASA - Did the Chilean Quake Shift Earth's Axis? (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hack Gmail or Orkut Password

This video tells you how you can hack anyone's gmail or orkut password. Not sure if it works or not.

in reference to: WFh5VsdY7Dc (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) (view on Google Sidewiki)

Taking Rest One Day in a Week

Joshua Becker tells about the countless benefit of taking rest... but is that practically possible?

in reference to:

"Unfortunately, this hectic pace is causing damage to our quality of life. We are destroying every sense of our being (body, mind, and soul). There is a reason we run faster and work harder, but only fall farther behind. Our lives have become too full and too out of balance. Somewhere along the way, we lost the essential practice of concentrated rest. We would be wise to reclaim the ancient, lost practice of resting one day each week."
- The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week | Zen Habits (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Video: Integrate Facebook and Twitter in your website

In this video Pandurang Nayak, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation India (P) Ltd. shows how easy it is to integrate facebook and twitter in web application.

in reference to:

"Pandurang Nayak Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation India (P) Ltd."
- http://www.zeollar.com/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Gmail Killer

Facebook is creating a messaging and mail product that is expected to be the next generation messaging system just like facebook itself.

in reference to:

"Facebook is completely rewriting their messaging product and is preparing to launch a fully featured webmail product in its place, according to a source with knowledge of the product. Internally it’s known as Project Titan. Or, unofficially and perhaps over-enthusiastically, the Gmail killer"
- Facebook's Project Titan: A Full Featured Webmail Product (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, February 22, 2010

How to create Avatar Movie Poster in Photoshop

Dainis explains in a simple step by step manner:

in reference to:

"This tutorial elaborates how you can create a Navi image of any usual photo as you add impressive text and backgrounds to make an Avatar movie poster. Let us begin to see how you can get this amazing Navi photo effect in just 8 easy steps."
- Create Avatar movie poster in Photoshop | Psdeluxe (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What a patience

You have to remember that I have a day job. Mostly it meant waking up an hour early in the morning and writing - every day, day after day; and sometimes, I wrote at night as well. First draft, second draft and so on until the ninth draft. Some people then said it doesn't work. Back to the drawing board, a complete re-write, first draft, second draft and so on upto sixth draft. Then it worked!

And all these steps are slow, without hope of success in sight, and yes not funny at all. I must thank all those people who helped read various versions and took me through to the end.

in reference to:

"You have to remember that I have a day job. Mostly it meant waking up an hour early in the morning and writing - every day, day after day; and sometimes, I wrote at night as well. First draft, second draft and so on until the ninth draft. Some people then said it doesn't work. Back to the drawing board, a complete re-write, first draft, second draft and so on upto sixth draft. Then it worked! And all these steps are slow, without hope of success in sight, and yes not funny at all. I must thank all those people who helped read various versions and took me through to the end."
- Q & A | About Chetan Bhagat | Official Website (view on Google Sidewiki)

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