These One-liners may blow your Mind

  • A million seconds is 11 days, and a billion seconds is 33 years
  • Anne Frank and Martin Luther King were born in the same year
  • When you say “crisp”, the word travels from the back to the front of your mouth
  • There’s no reason for the alphabet to be in that order 😮
  • The word bed looks like a bed. (shark looks like shark ??)
  • If you’re in a group of seventy people or more, there is a 99.9% chance that two of them share the same birthday. 50% probability with 23 people.
  • Mammoths were still alive when the Pyramids were being built
  • A Venus day is longer than a Venus year.
    Really?
    The length of day on Venus is 243 Earth days. A year on Venus is only 224.7 days. And things get even stranger. Venus rotates backwards. All of the planets in the Solar System rotate counter-clockwise when you look at them from above. But Venus turns clockwise. So, it’s impossible to stand on the surface of Venus and survive.
  • Because information has to travel to your brain via neural pathways, everything you are experiencing actually happened 80 milliseconds in the past o_O
  • No one is going to remember your memories 😛
  • It is impossible to clean something without making something else dirty. (In reality, all we are really doing is just moving a bunch of atoms around, hoping for the best)
  • There are more slaves today than ever in human history.
  • You are just a background extra in most people’s lives 😥
  • There are more possible combinations of a standard 52 card deck than there have been seconds since the Big Bang. This is the amount of combinations. 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000………      [Time is ticking…] o_O

And The Last One… 🙂  

When you remember a life event, you are remembering the last time you remembered it, not the actual event.

😎Possible Thesis:

A lot of people think of memories like they would a file stored in a cabinet somewhere. When you want to remember something, you go fetch it from the cabinet, read the file, then put the file back in the cabinet so you can find it next time.

Well, That’s not how memory works!

When you remember something, you fetch that memory from where it is stored in your brain, and then you copy it. This copy overwrites the original memory, and the copy is never perfect. The copy you make is influenced by the context in which you are remembering the memory. The very act of remembering something changes that memory in your head. Once you’re done remembering it, your brain then re-files that memory to be retrieved again. But the original memory is gone, replaced with a copied, imperfect version of that memory.

Cool stuff.

If you know any other of such, please share in Comments. It could find its place in this list…

 

Do you know what is “The Deep Web”? I’m sure you’ll love it ;-)

What we commonly call the Web is really just the surface. Beneath that is a vast, mostly uncharted ocean called the Deep Web (See Image).

By its very nature, the size of the Deep Web is difficult to calculate. But top university researchers say the Web you know — Facebook, Wikipedia, news — makes up less than 1% of the entire World Wide Web.

When you surf the Web, you really are just floating at the surface. Dive below and there are tens of trillions of pages — an unfathomable number — that most people have never seen. They include everything from boring statistics to human body parts for sale (illegally).

Shopping for LSD and AK-47s online (Click here)

Though the Deep Web is little understood, the concept is quite simple. Think about it in terms of search engines. To give you results, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing constantly index pages. They do that by following the links between sites, crawling the Web’s threads like a spider. But that only lets them gather static pages, like the one you’re on right now.

What they don’t capture are dynamic pages, like the ones that get generated when you ask an online database a question. Consider the results from a query on the Census Bureau site.

“When the web crawler arrives at a [database], it typically cannot follow links into the deeper content behind the search box,” said Nigel Hamilton, who ran Turbo10, a now-defunct search engine that explored the Deep Web.

Google and others also don’t capture pages behind private networks or standalone pages that connect to nothing at all. These are all part of the Deep Web.

So, what’s down there? It depends on where you look.

The vast majority of the Deep Web holds pages with valuable information. A report in 2001 — the best to date — estimates 54% of websites are databases. Among the world’s largest are the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNASA, thePatent and Trademark Office and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR search system — all of which are public. The next batch has pages kept private by companies that charge a fee to see them, like the government documents on LexisNexis and Westlaw or the academic journals on Elsevier.

Another 13% of pages lie hidden because they’re only found on an Intranet. These internal networks — say, at corporations or universities — have access to message boards, personnel files or industrial control panels that can flip a light switch or shut down a power plant.

Then there’s Tor, the darkest corner of the Internet. It’s a collection of secret websites (ending in .onion) that require special software to access them. People use Tor so that their Web activity can’t be traced — it runs on a relay system that bounces signals among different Tor-enabled computers around the world.

It first debuted as The Onion Routing project in 2002, made by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a method for communicating online anonymously. Some use it for sensitive communications, including political dissent. But in the last decade, it’s also become a hub for black markets that sell or distribute drugs (think Silk Road [Pic]), stolen credit cards, illegal pornography, pirated media and more. You can even hire assassins.

While the Deep Web stays mostly hidden from public view, it is growing in economic importance. Whatever search engine can accurately and quickly comb the full Web could be useful for Big Data collection — particularly for researchers of climate, finance or government records.

Stanford, for example, has built a prototype engine called the Hidden Web Exposer, HiWE. Others that are publicly accessible are InfopleasePubMed and the University of California’s Infomine.

And if you’re really brave, download the Tor browser bundle. But, surf responsiblyTo top of page

 

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India: Now Call to any Mobile for free with no internet plan!!

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For those who have been using smartphones, making calls over the internet, through services like Skype and Viber are not unfamiliar territory. But now a Bangalore-based startup FreeKall has brought the same to feature phones with no internet connection.

The idea for FreeKall came about in the dormitories of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore. “The response has been phenomenal. Our servers crashed about seven times and we had to bring it back up,” Yashas Shekar, the 23-year-old co-founder told Economic Times. Shekar cofounded the company with college-mates Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh Eshwarappa, and FreeKall was launched last week. It’s still in beta, but around four lakh calls have been made so far using the service.

The concept is quite simple and easy for anyone to understand, which could be the key to its success. To make a FreeKall, all you have to do is dial 080-67683693, which connects you to the cloud-powered service. The call is disconnected after just one ring, but the user will receive a call back from the system. Here they can input the number they wish to call and the system will connect it. It’s very much like a trunk call service, but for the internet age. The amazing part is you don’t need an internet-enabled handset to make a FreeKall.

But it’s a business after all and even free services need to support the business. Freekall has tied-up with Streetsmart Media Solutions for this. The service will play ads instead of the dial tone and also interrupts the call every two minutes so both speakers can listen to ads. If you have not registered, you can make a FreeKall for up to three minutes, while for those who have signed up, the calls can last up to 12 minutes. The company plans to remove these restrictions soon and will also be introducing international calls soon.

The ET report states that FreeKall aims to enable 10 million calls a day in India and expects to make $30 million by the end of next year. The company raised Rs 10 lakh in seed capital from Ranjith Cherickel, a telecom professional with experience in the field and is planning to take FreeKall international, starting with Africa. “I expect them to expand internationally in less than a year. This will work well in developing countries and potentially in high-tariff developed markets,” Cherickel was quoted as saying by the report.

While call costs have come down in India over the past few years, there are still markets where calling over a cellular connection is significantly more expensive than in India. Here is where FreeKall can make an impact.

FreeKall is targetted at feature phone users and those who are on a pre-paid plan. However, as we all know feature phone adoption has fallen dramatically in the face of smartphones that can be bought for under Rs 5,000. While FreeKall is no doubt a big deal for feature phone users, it is just another app for smartphone users. Here, the extra step of dialling a number is an entry barrier, which is what apps like Viber and Skype aim to remove. So while the initial success has to be congratulated, FreeKall has its work cut out when it comes to the smartphone battleground.

Source Link ^^

Introducing Bing Code Search for C#

Supported by latest version of Visual Studio, i.e., VS 2013

The Bing Code Search add-in for Visual Studio 2013 makes it easier for .NET developers to search for and reuse code samples from across the coding community, including MSDNStackOverflowDotnetperls and CSharp411.

Bing Code Search improves developer productivity and speed by bringing the experience of searching for reusable C# code into Visual Studio IDE.

READ MORE ON:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/02/17/introducing-bing-code-search-for-c.aspx

Check out this demo video for more info

Try it out online now!!!

For More: Link

A practical guide to learn HTML and CSS for Beginners

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Learn.shayhowe.com is a Practical Guide to HTML & CSS has one goal – to teach people how to build beautiful and intuitive websites by way of clear and organized lessons. The guide covers a variety of topics within web design and development, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels. Shay Howe, Designer and front-end developer, created this learning session.

This website has 2 sections. A beginner’s Guide to HTML & CSS and An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS. So if you are a beginner or expert, you can learn HTML & CSS more from this website.

A Beginner’s Guide to HTML & CSS is a simple & comprehensive guide dedicated to helping beginners learn HTML & CSS. Sections covered are

  1. Terminology, Syntax, & Introduction
  2. Elements & Semantics
  3. Box Model & Positioning
  4. Typography
  5. Backgrounds & Gradients
  6. Unordered, Ordered, & Definition Lists
  7. Images, Audio, & Video
  8. Building Forms
  9. Organizing Data with Tables
  10. Coding Practices & Additional Resources

Link to Beginner’s guide : http://learn.shayhowe.com/html-css/

An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design & development, teaching the latest for any designer.

  1. Performance & Organization
  2. Detailed Positioning
  3. Complex Selectors
  4. Responsive Web Design
  5. Preprocessors
  6. jQuery
  7. Transforms
  8. Transitions & Animations
  9. Feature Support & Polyfills
  10. Extending Semantics & Accessibility

Link to Advanced Guide : http://learn.shayhowe.com/advanced-html-css/

So if you want to learn Web designing or to improve your HTML & CSS skills, This is the best option for you.

Another great website to learn CSS from scratch (for beginners mainly) is LearnLayout.com.

If you are starting out in Web Design and Development, then you’d want a resource exactly like this!

The website runs through all of the fundamentals for CSS layout. It gives information step by step on everything you need to know from floats, display and even media queries for responsive web design.

You can find LearnLayout.com right here make sure you check it out.

Difference between a URI and a URL?

According to RFC 3986:

 A URI can be further classified as a locator, a name, or both. The term “Uniform Resource Locator” (URL) refers to the subset of URIs that, in addition to identifying a resource, provide a means of locating the resource by describing its primary access mechanism (e.g., its network “location”). The term “Uniform Resource Name” (URN) has been used historically to refer to both URIs under the “urn” scheme [RFC2141], which are required to remain globally unique and persistent even when the resource ceases to exist or becomes unavailable, and to any other URI with the properties of a name.

In Simple Words…

URIs identify and URLs locate; however, locations are also identifications, so every URL is also a URI, but there are URIs which are not URLs.

Consider a specific edition of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, of which you have a digital copy on your home network.

You could identify the text as urn: ISBN: 0-486-27557-4.
That would be a URI, but more specifically a URN because it names the text.

You could also identify the text as file://hostname/sharename/RomeoAndJuliet.pdf.
That would also be a URI, but more specifically a URL because it locates the text.

Another Example

  • Bruce Wayne

This is my name, which is identification. It is like a URI, but cannot be a URL, as it tells you nothing about his location or how to contact him. In this case it also happens to identify at least 5 other people in the USA alone.

  • 4914 Wayne Manor, Gotham City, USA

This is a location, which is identification for that physical location. It is like both a URL and URI (since all URLs are URIs), and also identifies me indirectly as “resident of…”.

Receive Android notifications in your browser !!!

It’s established that Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform used by hundreds of millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the world. I use it too…

Recently, i came across this wonderful app/extension from Google Chrome. Now, you can receive notifications of your Android phone on your Browser(Google Chrome)! How cool is that!!

In order to use this cool app you need to download and install an app for your Android phone or tablet. After installing the app on the phone, it randomly generates a code. Enter the code in the settings of this Chrome extension to start receiving notifications.

If you are interested in getting notifications on Desktop, then visit following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hcilab.projects.notification