26 January, 2006

Bruce Eckel's MindView, Inc: Thinking in C++ 2nd Edition by Bruce Eckel

Bruce Eckel's MindView, Inc: Thinking in C++ 2nd Edition by Bruce Eckel:
"Free Electronic Book Volume 1 & Volume 2"

Doi need to say anything more ?

About the AIDS & HIV Charity AVERT

What is AVERT?


AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.

AVERT has a number of overseas projects, helping with the problem of HIV/AIDS in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India.

And through our highly successful web site, www.avert.org, we take education and information to people in almost every country in the world.

But there is still no cure for HIV/AIDS, and many millions of people around the world are dying each year. More effective treatment is needed, and so AVERT continues with HIV/AIDS medical research to contribute to this."

17 January, 2006

Atheism in Hinduism

Atheism in Hinduism:
"DOES HINDUSIM ALLOW ATHEISM ?
Sujoi Karampuri

There are many religions in the world and they usually have a propounder i.e. a person who has started the religion like, Prophet (Islam), Christ (Christianity), Guru Nanak (Sikhism) and many more like Jain, Zarasusthra. But Hinduism does not come into this class as it has no propounder. It has come into existence through time suiting the lives of the people of the land.

And many of these religions have been founded on few steadfast rules. ONE who obeys them shall be a part of that relgion. You need to abide by few rules to be it's follower. IF you go against it you are thrown out. One of the steadfast rules in most of the above relgions says that you should definitely believe in a particular person, idol or an icon to be it's follower. It has few axioms. Hence are not debatable."

16 January, 2006

a woman from inside out

a woman from inside out - http://www.pelourinho.com/movies/c003702/
Awesome artisitic work

12 January, 2006

DHTML WindowMaker Sim

DHTML WindowMaker Sim

This is terribly out of date. Nearly all of the links are old and broken. My contact information (icq & efnet nick) no longer apply. The JavaScript is from an era when document-based events (as opposed to layer-based events) were what you had to work with.

WindowMaker has come a long way since the time this sim was written (a few years ago). Are you old-sk00l enough to remember those green workspace buttons on the clip? (It was so long ago that there was still controversy over whether to call it the fiend or the clip!) One day, my long-promised rewrite will become a reality. But don't hold your breath... it's going to be a while.

By the way... this may be viewed ONLY with Netscape Navigator version 4.x. Not IE, not Mozilla. Not Netscape 6. Certainly not Opera, NetPositive, or Konqueror.

The page might take a while to load. Don't click anything until it's finished loading!

View DHTML WindowMaker Sim

08 January, 2006

Etymologic: the toughest etymology (word origin) game on the Web

Etymologic:
the toughest etymology (word origin) game on the Web

must i add anything more ?

06 January, 2006

Star Trek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Star Trek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Star Trek collectively refers to six science-fiction television series spanning 726 episodes and ten motion pictures in addition to hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s.

It depicts an optimistic, almost utopian future in which humanity has overcome sickness, racism, poverty, intolerance, and warfare on Earth, and has united with other intelligent species in the galaxy; the central characters explore the galaxy, discovering new worlds and encountering new civilizations, while helping to promote peace and understanding.

'Star Trek' (or sometimes merely 'Trek') is one of the most popular names in the history of science fiction entertainment, and one of the most popular franchises in television history."

05 January, 2006

Positronic brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Positronic brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"A positronic brain is a fictional technological device, originally conceived by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Its role is to serve as a central computer for a robot, and, in some unspecified way, to provide it with a form of consciousness recognisable to humans. When Asimov wrote his first robot stories in 1939/1940, the positron was a newly discovered particle and so the buzz word positronic, coined by analogy with electronic, added a contemporary gloss of popular science to the concept."

More on Star Trek coming up soon

Google as Big Brother

Google as a monopoly on search engine - http://www.google-watch.org/bigbro.html

Intresting read

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is the alleged burning of a person's body without a readily apparent, identifiable external source of ignition. The combustion may result in simple burns and blisters to the skin, smoking, or a complete incineration of the body. The latter is the form most often 'recognized' as SHC. There is much speculation and controversy over SHC. It is not a proven natural occurrence, but many theories have attempted to explain SHC's existence and how it may occur. The two most common explanations offered to account for apparent SHC are the non-spontaneous 'wick effect' fire, and the rare discharge called static flash fires. Although mathematically it can be shown that the human body contains enough energy stored in the form of fat and other tissues to consume it completely, in normal circumstances bodies will not sustain a flame on their own."

Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk'

BBC NEWS | Health | Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk': "Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk'
Prostate scans
Researchers were assessing prostate cancer risk
Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular masturbation, researchers suggest."

Must Read

Prosopagnosia ( Face Blindness )

Something intresting.

Prosopagnosia ( Face Blindness ): "My name is Cecilia Burman, and I am 'face-blind' in the sense that I can not recognize people by their faces. The medical term for this condition is prosopagnosia. I have written these pages to try to give you who read them a better understanding for what it can be like to live with prosopagnosia. "

03 January, 2006

Firestarter

Firestarter - Firewall for Linux desktop user. Mandriva 2006 user, and above should not be needing it. Do install it if you use broadband connection. Dial-up user should be happy with built in firewall confguration.

Something like Zone-alarm for Windows.

Easy Urpmi

Easy Urpmi

Wanna pick up the latest and the best packages for your Mandriva Linux system ?
This is the site, and make sure you have a fat pip, aka, broadband.

OpenOffice.org: Home

Office for Linux - OpenOffice.org

Easier to use than MS Office, for me.
Best picked from easy urpmi repository

GNOME Human Interface Guidelines 2.0

GNOME Human Interface Guidelines 2.0

One of the best interface designers guide i have read.
Must read for all developers, before you start firing away glade

DVD-Video under Linux with mkisofs and dvdrecord

How to burn a DVD-Video under Linux with mkisofs and dvdrecord

Other tools to watch for

dvdauthor
tovid
gnomebaker

02 January, 2006

Simpson

Ad's featuring Simpsons.


http://japander.com/japander/simpson.htm

Isaac Asimov Home Page

"The Three Laws of Robotics"

The movie faithfully quotes Asimov's three laws of robotics:

1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law."

More on Isaac Asimov Home Page: