Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu - FAQ's

Beware of the Swine Flu, Prevention Better Than Cure !!

Q: What are the symptoms?

A: The symptoms of swine influenza in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza infection and include 
  •  Fever

  •  Cough

  •  Sore throat

  •  Body aches

  •  Headache

  •  Chills

  •  Fatigue

  • *lack of appetite

    Some people with swine flu have also reported vomiting and diarrhoea.

    Q: What is swine flu?

    A: It is a contagious respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses.
    Pigs are hit by regular outbreaks.
    There are many different types of swine flu and the current cases involve the H1N1 strain of type A influenza virus.

    Q: How do humans catch it?

    A: While people do not normally catch it, humans can contract the virus, usually if they have been in close contact with pigs.
    It is also possible for the constantly changing infection to spread from person to person, which has happened in the latest outbreak.
    Experts believe it spreads in the same way as seasonal flu – through coughing and sneezing. You cannot catch it through eating pork.

    Q: How dangerous is it?

    A: More than 150 people have died and thousands made ill,.
    However, testing has shown that the antiviral drugs oseltamavir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) appear to be effective against the human swine influenza H1N1 strain,

    Q: Why should we be worried about it?

    A: The World Health Organisation warned the outbreak had "pandemic potential" and countries were advised to step up surveillance and preparation in case the infection spreads rapidly.
    Flu viruses have the ability to change and mutate, making it difficult for drugs manufacturers to ensure effective vaccines are available.
    The new version of the H1N1 virus is a mix of different animal and human versions of the disease. Mixing can lead to the development of changed viruses to which humans have little immunity.

    Q: What is a pandemic?

    A: If the flu spreads over a wide geographic area and affects a large proportion of the population it goes beyond an epidemic and becomes a pandemic.
    According to the Health Protection Agency, an influenza pandemic is defined as a new or novel influenza virus that spreads easily between humans.
    When new influenza viruses are introduced into the environment, humans do not have any natural immunity to protect against them.
    Therefore, there is a risk that new influenza viruses could develop into a pandemic if the virus passes easily from human-to-human.

    our own flu-prevention kit

    * Prices from CVS in New York City unless otherwise noted.
    SoapWashing your hands for 20 seconds with hot water and soap (antibacterial or otherwise) eliminates most germs -- and is the single best thing you can do to avoid contracting the flu, says Pospisil.$2.69 for a 7.5-ounce bottle of Softsoap Antibacterial.
    Hand sanitizerIf you’re in a location where you can’t wash your hands immediately, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a good substitute to kill germs, says Simmons. Waterless gel or foam is fine, as are individually wrapped towelettes.$4.49 for a 15-ounce bottle of CVS-brand sanitizer, or $1.19 for the store’s 2-ounce travel bottle. Or buy a 24-pack of CVS-brand individually wrapped wipes for $3.99.
    Disinfectant wipesWipe down shared surfaces (kitchen table) and those you frequently touch (office desk) to avoid spreading germs.$6.29 for a container of 75 Clorox wipes.
    Particulate maskThe CDC is not currently advising that consumers wear particulate masks, says Pospisil. But if you’re really worried, skip the store brands and go with one marked as “N95,” which is what the CDC advises to control exposure of infectious diseases like tuberculosis.$8.99 for two N95 respirators by 3M on
    GlovesThis isn’t a must-do if you’re regularly washing your hands, but wearing gloves limits your exposure to germs on shared surfaces -- a train handrail, for example. Worried consumers can use their own winter-wear or buy a few disposable pairs, says Simmons. (It’s not foolproof, though, so don’t use this in place of hand washing.)$8.49 for a box of 50 CVS-brand latex gloves.

    source: bbc and

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009


    What is Perl?

    Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall, a linguist working as a systems administrator for NASA, in 1987, as a general purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.[1][2] Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular among programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of the core language, and its upcoming version, Perl 6.


    The Perl Directory

    Perl version 5.10.0 documentation


    Downloading the Latest Version of Perl


    Beginner's Introduction to Perl


    Perl Tutorial: Start


    Learn Perl


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    Beginning Perl by Simon Cozens


    Beginning Perl Tutorials


    Picking Up Perl, Edition 0.12, A Freely Redistributable Perl Tutorial Book


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    Perl - before you begin


    Robert's Perl Tutorial


    Perl Tutorial:Getting started with Perl CGI scripting


    This tutorial will lead you through the steps involved with setting up a Perl CGI web page.


    PERL -- Practical Extraction and Report Language


    Introduction to Perl


    The Perl You Need to Know


    Perl Regex Tutorial


    Introductory Perl Tutorial Course for Windows


    Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples


    Beginner's Guide to CGI Scripting with Perl


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    Unix Daemons in Perl


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    Crawling in Perl - A Quick Tutorial


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    Introduction to Perl - a series by Steven Devijver


    Perl Video Tutorial - 2 - Hello World

    Online Tutorials- Perl Beginners' Site


    Perl Tutorial 2 - Program Basics


    Introduction to Perl: The Friendly Programming Language






    23 perl books available online


    PVM - Parallel Virtual Machine

    What is PVM?

    PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a software package that permits a heterogeneous collection of Unix and/or Windows computers hooked together by a network to be used as a single large parallel computer. Thus large computational problems can be solved more cost effectively by using the aggregate power and memory of many computers. The software is very portable. The source, which is available free thru netlib, has been compiled on everything from laptops to CRAYs.

    PVM enables users to exploit their existing computer hardware to solve much larger problems at minimal additional cost. Hundreds of sites around the world are using PVM to solve important scientific, industrial, and medical problems in addition to PVM's use as an educational tool to teach parallel programming. With tens of thousands of users, PVM has become the de facto standard for distributed computing world-wide.


    Advanced Tutorial on PVM 3.4 New Features and Capabilities


    PVM List of Frequently Asked Questions


    PVM: Parallel Virtual Machine

    A Users' Guide and Tutorial for Networked Parallel Computing


    Parallel Processing using PVM


    An Introduction to PVM Programming


    PVM Installation Guide




    Tutorial Building PVM with SSH Passwordless


    What is PHP?


    PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.


    PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. It generally runs on a web server, taking PHP code as its input and creating web pages as output. It can be deployed on most web servers and on almost every operating system and platform free of charge.[5] PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and 1 million web servers.





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    PHP Tutorials and Forums-PHP Tutorials, Free PHP Scripts, Form Validation With PHP


    PHP Coding Tutorials


    10 useful PHP Tutorials for web developer


    Four New PHP/MySQL Tutorials


    #7: PHP Tutorials for Beginners - Loops


    101 PHP Tutorials for PHP Programmer Wannabe


    PHP Scalar Datatypes


    An Excellent Series of PHP Tutorials


    PHP Tutorials  - Examples of the most usefull scripts by Crivion’s Blog

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    Words of Swami Vivekananda ...

    When I Asked God for Strength
    He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

    When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
    He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve

    When I Asked God for Happiness
    He Showed Me Some Unhappy People

    When I Asked God for Wealth
    He Showed Me How to Work Hard

    When I Asked God for Favors
    He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard

    When I Asked God for Peace
    He Showed Me How to Help Others

    God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
    He Gave Me Everything I Needed 

    - Swami Vivekananda

    A Nice Article about Love by Swami Vivekananda

    I once had a friend who grew to be very close to me. Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool,she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this: "You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love. 

    " This was how I saw it: As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow  it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to  close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the  first cracks it finds. 

    This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love ... they try  to posses it, they  demand, they expect ... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you. 

    For love is meant to be free,  you can not change its nature.   
    If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings. 

    Give and don't expect. 
    Advise, but don't order.
    Ask, but never demand.

    It might sound simple,   but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. 

    It is the secret to true love.To truly practice it, you must  sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an  unconditional caring.

    "Passing thought ... Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take;  but by the moments that take our breath away"

    To download  or read all books of swamivivekananda click here.

    Intesting yet Funny !!

    Intesting yet Funny

    You can bcom an engineer if u study in Engineering college .. u cannot bcom a president if u study in Presidency College!

    You can expect a BUS from a BUS stop... You cannot expect a FULL from FULL stop.

    A mechanical engineer can become a mechanic but a software engineer cannot become a software!

    You can find keys in Key board but u cannot find mother in mother board.

    You can study and get any certificates... but you cannot get your death certificate.


    Imagine that you're a software engineer.

    Answer this with a technical word.... OK!

    READY! scroll down for the question.







    If bill gates mother gets bored, what will you call her?

    Come on..... think of it..





    Still don't know??


    The answer is: motherbored (motherboard)


    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    OpenGL - Open Graphics Library

    What is OpenGL?

    OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is the computer industry's standard application program interface (API) for defining 2-D and 3-D graphic images. Prior to OpenGL, any company developing a graphical application typically had to rewrite the graphics part of it for each operating system platform and had to be cognizant of the graphics hardware as well. With OpenGL, an application can create the same effects in any operating system using any OpenGL-adhering graphics adapter


    OpenGL Video Tutorials


    OpenGL Tutorial #3: Color Video


    YouTube - OpenGL Tutorial #0a: Getting OpenGL Set Up on Windows


    OpenGL Tutorial #1: Basic Shapes


    VIDEO TUTORIAL: Enhanced Open GL in Cinema4D


    How to Add Color to an OpenGL Program


    Opengl Related videos on google



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    Toji’s OpenGL 3 Tutorials


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    CSc 433/533: OpenGL and GLUT Tutorial


    SDL OpenGL


    Introduction to OpenMP


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    OpenGL Tutorials


    Tutorial material on MPI available on the Web


    Tutorial on MPI: The Message-Passing Interface


    Building a Beowulf System


    High Performance Fortran in Practice


    OpenGL Tutorial


    HPF: Programming Linux Clusters the Easy Way