Some tips to help you stay safe during Diwali
1.) Buy legally manufactured fireworks.
2.) Supervise children while they light fireworks.
3.) Light fireworks outside the house.
4.) Hold away sparkles from the body. Never make circles in the air.
5.) Do not bend over fireworks while lighting it. Don’t go near in hesitation whether it is burnt or not.
6.) Keep flower pots on a flat ground while lighting.
7.) Don’t light fireworks holding in hand.
8.) Rockets like fireworks should be lighted during heavy winds and busy areas but in open grounds.
9.) Never keep extra fireworks in pockets.
10.) Keep fireworks stock away while lighting a particular firework.
11.) Don’t wear Nylon clothes prefer cotton while bursting crackers.
12.) Wear footwear while lighting fireworks.
13.) Never try to light used fireworks.
14.) Keep a water bucket handy.
15.) Best of all, Be Prepared for Emergency
May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here's hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead.
Best wishes on Diwali and New year.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
An aircraft carrier gets about 6 inches per gallon of fuel.
The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight (120ft).
The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827.
George Seldon received a patent in 1895 - for the automobile. Four years later, George sold the rights for $200,000.
Coin Operated Machine
The first coin operated machine ever designed was a holy-water dispenser that required a five-drachma piece to operate. It was the brainchild of the Greek scientist Hero in the first century AD.
Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.
From the smallest microprocessor to the biggest mainframe, the average American depends on over 264 computers per day.
The first "modern" computer (i.e., general-purpose and program-controlled) was built in 1941 by Konrad Zuse. Since there was a war going on, he applied to the German government for funding to build his machines for military use, but was turned down because the Germans did not expect the war to last beyond Christmas.
The computer was launched in 1943, more than 100 years after Charles Babbage designed the first programmable device. Babbage dropped his idea after he couldn't raise capital for it. In 1998, the Science Museum in London, UK, built a working replica of the Babbage machine, using the materials and work methods available at Babbage's time. It worked just as Babbage had intended.
[This article was received through an email from my friend Awni]
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm
Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th position now.
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web based email program)?
A. Sabeer Bhatia
Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli
Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika
Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.
Q. We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America , even faring better than the whites and the natives.
There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,
38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
12% scientists in USA are Indians.
36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
28% of IBM employees are Indians.
17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
13% of XEROX employees are! Indians.