Archive for September, 2010



CEO Mike Lazaridis announced the company’s new tablet — the PlayBook.
The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX
(just as we’d heard previous to the announcement) called the
BlackBerry Tablet OS which will offer full OpenGL and POSIX support
alongside web standards such as HTML5 (which is all tied into RIM’s
new WebWorks SDK). Lazaridis was joined on stage by the company’s
founder, Dan Dodge, who said that “QNX is going to enable things that
you have never seen before,” and added that the PlayBook would be “an
incredible gaming platform for publishers and the players.” RIM also
touted the PlayBook’s ability to handle Flash content via Flash 10.1,
as well as Adobe AIR apps. The new slate — which Lazaridis described
as “the first professional tablet” — will sport a 7-inch, 1024 x 600,
capacitive multitouch display, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU
(the company calls it the “fastest tablet ever”), 1GB of RAM, and a 3
megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear lens (and
yes, there will be video conferencing). There was no mention of
onboard storage capacity during the keynote, though the devices we
just spied in our eyes-on post are labeled 16GB and 32GB on their back
panels. The PlayBook will be capable of 1080p HD video, and comes
equipped with an HDMI port as well as a microUSB jack, 802.11a/b/g/n
WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1. The device clocks in at a svelte 5.1- by
7.6-inches, is only 0.4-inches thick, and weighs just 400g (or about
0.9 pounds).

In terms of interface, the OS looks like a mashup of webOS and the
BlackBerry OS, even allowing for multitasking via what amounts to a
“card” view. Interestingly, RIM and QNX boasted of the PlayBook’s
multimedia and gaming functions, but Mike Lazaridis also described the
tablet as “an amplified view of what’s already on your BlackBerry.”
That’s due largely in part to a function of the tablet which allows
you to siphon data off of your BlackBerry handset via Bluetooth
tethering and display it on your PlayBook (a la the ill-fated Palm
Foleo). While the PlayBook doesn’t seem to rely on phone content
alone, the press release from the company says that users can “use
their tablet and smartphone interchangeably without worrying about
syncing or duplicating data.” RIM didn’t hand out any solid launch
dates beyond “early 2011,” and of course, there was no mention of
retail price. We’ve got a slew of content after the break, including
the PlayBook spec rundown, the company’s press release, and a full
video of the device (and UI) in action — so take a look!

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Funny – India’s view of the world


India's View of the World


We all go through periods of depression and stress. Maybe it’s because of the weather-you know, a change of season. Or for women, it could be “that time of month.” Of course, pressures at the office don’t help, nor do tense relationships or problems at home. Then there are additives in foods and side effects from medications that can cause chemical imbalances that may lead to depression and stress.

Common Causes of Depression

  • Inheritance
  • Changes in brain structures or brain function
  • Pessimistic attitude
  • Stress (home, work or school)
  • Major diseases ( cancer , heart attack etc.)
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial problems
  • Menstrual cycle changes
  • Menopause
  • Bereavement

CAUTION: For cases of deep depression, extreme stress and/or chronic fatigue, we suggest you seek professional assistance to help pinpoint the cause and recommend treatment.

Whatever the reason, valid or not, when you’re going through a bad time and you reach the point where you say to yourself, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!” -then you’re on the road to recovery.

Basic Solutions

If you are really ready to help yourself, you might start by cutting down on your sugar intake. Excessive sugar can help cause depression, nervous anxiety and spurts of energy followed by extreme fatigue.

Caffeine products (such as coffee, non-herbal tea, cola, chocolate and some medications), cigarettes and alcoholic beverages may also contribute to nervous anxiety, depression and highs and lows of energy. Take them out of your life. They’re taking the life out of you.

Natural home remedies

  • Lying down, in a dark room, maybe getting a 1/2 hour of sleep,will always make you feel better.
  • Add a handful of fresh Rose petals to a cup of boiling water. Add sugar and drink as and when a feeling of depression sets in.
  • Boil some seeds of cardamom in water with tea. It will give a very pleasing aroma to the tea.

Dietary Remedies

  • Have a pizza with lots of oregano. If you don’t have the oregano, forget the pizza. In fact, forget the pizza and just have the oregano. Oregano may ease that depressed, heavyhearted feeling.
  • If you have a juicer, whip up half a glass of watercress and half a glass of spinach. Throw in some carrots to make the juice sweeter. Then, bottoms up and spirits up.
  • Eat two ripe bananas a day to chase the blues away. Bananas contain the chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine, which are believed to help prevent depression.

Other Mood Lifters

  • While running a warm bath, prepare a cup of chamomile tea. Add the used tea bag to the bath, along with a new one. If you use loose chamomile, wrap the herb in cheesecloth before putting it in the tub to avoid messy cleanup. Once the bath is ready, take a pen and paper along with your cup of tea and relax in the tub. Make a list of a dozen wishes as you sip your tea. Be careful.. the things you wish for may come true.
  • To lighten a heavy heart, drink saffron tea and/or thyme tea that has been sweetened with honey. (Incidentally, “thyme” was originally called “wild time” because it was thought to be an aphrodisiac.).
  • Sniffing citrus essential oils every hour you’re awake may help you get out of a funk. You can buy lemon or orange oil at a health food store. Do not take the essential oils internally. If you have a citrus fruit in your kitchen, you can use a cardboard cutter to carefully make slits the peel and squeeze it so that the volatile seeps out. Then take a whiff hourly.
  • Cheer yourself up by wearing rose colors-pinks and scarlets. The orange family of colors are also picker-uppers.
  • Making love can help people overcome feelings of depression-unless, of course, they have no one to make love to and thats they’re depressed.
  • If you’re mildly depressed, simply change your physiology and your emotions will follow suit. In other words, do the physical things you do when you’re happy-and you’ll feel happy. Smile! Laugh! Jump up and down! Sing! Dance! Get dressed up!

If you’re not willing to go along with this suggestion, then you’re not willing to let go of your depression. There’s nothing wrong with staying in a funk for a brief period. . .as long as. you understand that it is your choice.

Dietary Stress Relievers

  • Juices seem to be calming to the nerves. Throughout the day, sip apple, pineapple, prune, grape or cherry juice. Make Sure the juice has no added sugar or preservatives and drink it at room temperature, not chilled
  • Chop a large onion into very small tidbits and add a tablespoon of honey. Eat half the mixture with lunch and the other half with dinner. Onions contain prostaglandin, which is reported to have a stress-relieving effect.

A Berry Good Idea

  • If strawberries are in season, eat a few as a dessert after each meal (without the cream and sugar). You may feel a difference (you won’t be as edgy), and you may see a difference (they’ll make your teeth whiter).
  • Acupressure away the pressure of the day by getting a firm grip on your ankle. Using your thumb and third finger, place one just below the inside of the anklebone, and the other finger on the indentation directly below your outer anklebone. Keep steady pressure on the spot as you count down from 100 to one, slowly (taking between one and two minutes in all).
  • Peppermint tea has a wonderful way of relaxing the system and relieving moodiness. Drink it warm and strong.

Seeing Green…and Blue

  • If you are on edge, high-strung and, generally speaking, a nervous wreck, surround yourself with calming colors. Green has a harmonizing effect, since it’s the color of nature. Earth colors should make you feel better. Wear quiet blues and gentle grays. Color helps more than we realize.
  • Sage tea can help relieve the jitters. Steep a sage tea bag or 1 teaspoon of sage in 1 cup of warm water for five minutes. Strain and drink three cups a day.

Bonus: Sage tea also helps sharpen one’s memory and brain power.

  • There’s a reason why Epsom salt, an ancient natural healer, is still popular-it works! Pour 2 cups of Epsom salt into a warm-water bath. Set aside a half-hour for pure relaxation in the tub-no interruptions-just 30 minutes of stress-free fantasizing.

Phtheasy for You to Say

  • According to European folklore, celery helps you forget your troubles from a broken heart and soothes your nerves at the same time. It’s probably the phthalide in celery, which is known to have sedative properties.

Nervous Tics

  • From time to time I get a tic around my eye. I feel like I’m winking at everyone. The tic-off switch that works like magic for me is vitamin B6-200 mg.

CAUTION: Do not take more than 300 mg of B6 a day. Higher doses can be toxic.

A nervous tic may also be your body’s way of telling you that you need more calcium or magnesium-or both. A good supplement can help you get the 1,500 mg of calcium and 750 mg of magnesium you need daily.

http://www.herbal-home-remedies.org/remedies/depression-stress.htm

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.


This site is very informative, which ever diseases you click-upon (I wish you dont have one),…. it gives you the    video explanation !!!!

Interactive Sites on Medical Information

The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.


JUST CLICK ON YOUR PREFFERED AILMENT


NOTE: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 6 or above… If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.


Why do Sharks swim circles around you before attacking??

Two great white sharks, swimming in the ocean, spied survivors of a sunken ship.

“Follow me, son,”  the father shark said to son shark, and they swam to the mass of people. “First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing.”

And they did.

“Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few more times with all of our fins showing.”

And they did.

“Now we eat everybody.” And they did.

When they were both gorged, the son asked, “Dad, why didn’t we just eat them all straight off?Why did we swim around them, round and round?”
His wise father replied, “Because, my son, they taste better without the shit inside!”


I got this via an email from a friend. The email claims only two people in the world can do it. I am not sure of the integrity of that fact but this feat is amazing for sure. Most of us cannot do a Summersault with two hands and this guy does it with just two of his fingers. Really amazing!

Two Finger Summersault

Two Finger Summersault


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Check out this article on how America’s effort to curb terrorism by providing military and arms aid to Pakistan is backfiring on them. The article also describes how by buying oil from Saudi Arabia is indirectly funding Islamic terror.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/opinion/01friedman.htm?_r=2


Awesome flash site where you can sift through the blog pages just like you sift through your book,

http://www.silkairexplorers.com/light/winner.php

Really cool imagination and execution of the concept.

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