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Understanding Bird Flu

March 12, 2006

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1. Origin

Like us, even birds can catch a flu – blame it on those viruses. This bird flu (or avain flu) is harmful, and different species react to it in different ways. For some birds, the symptoms are mild, while others drop dead. It`s difficult to stop the virus from spreading because birds fly from one country to another carrying the virus with them.

2. How it spreads

It`s believed that the virus spreads through dead, infected birds, contaminated water and infected bird droppings. Scientists say that the migratory birds pass the virus to the birds that we keep in farms. Also, the virus can live longer at cooler temperatures.

3. Human Infection

From what`s been happening, we now know that the virus(H5N1 virus) can affect human beings also. Scientists say that the virus can change its form a bit – this is called mutation – therby having the ability to spread from one human being to another. As of now, we can contract the virus if we touch an infected bird, its droppings and also via contaminated soil.

Did you know?

you can eat chicken and eggs as long as they are well-cooked at a temperature above 70 degrees centigrade. Don`t eat them raw. Till today, there are no cases of the virus spreading through eating.

 

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Don`t Believe Your Eyes…!!!

March 9, 2006

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If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.

If you stare at the the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.

Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating.

It’s amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don’t disappear.

This should be proof enough, we don’t always see what we think we see and what we see is always not right.

(From Buddha)

Never shall I forget the days I spent with you

March 8, 2006

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“The better you know someone, the less there is to say.
Or maybe, there’s less that needs to be said.”

Work ethic: A job or a career?

March 8, 2006

What is common to the likes of Mallika Sarabhai, Harsha Bhogle, Vikram Sathye, Aditi Govitrikar and Shreeram Lagoo – and perhaps many others like them? They all educated themselves for a particular profession but went on to do something else as a career.

On the other hand are people like Azim Premji, Dhirubhai Ambani, Harsh Mariwala and several like them who despite a lack of ‘professional education’ pursued ‘careers’ as entrepreneurs, providing careers to many. Add to this analysis, the many ‘well educated qualified professionals’ who languish in jobs that could be done by someone not as ‘qualified’, and feel miserable about it.

That brings us to the moot question – how does one get educated, how does one choose a career and what role should education play in choosing a career? Education is often seen as a passport to a good job and good quality life. More importantly, when people talk of education, they are really talking about formal education. Even today, in most homes, the emphasis is still on being educated enough to get a primary qualification, like engineering or medicine.When I hear such discussions, I remember a story I read many moons ago. In short, it was about two lads in a village.

One went on to complete his education, got a job in a government organisation and was well regarded. His job, however, never excited him and he would drag himself to work everyday, coming to life only when he reached home. By his mid-forties he looked as if he were in his fifties. The second lad did not complete his education, and went on to work with a mechanic. He was not well regarded in his village.

But, he enjoyed what he did. He keenly observed all that happened in the shop, interacted closely with customers and understood their issues. He also learnt to identify defects and find ingenious solutions to them. His reputation as an ace mechanic grew. He managed to set up on his own and soon collected a large clientele. Whenever anyone met him, he would be extremely cheerful, enjoying every moment of his time. In his mid-forties, he still looked thirty.

So, is education about learning in the formal system or is it about learning continuously from life?When it comes to careers too, the defining criteria for what to take up seems to be a good degree of earning and prospects of life-long employment. Thus, many are goaded into stereotyped careers. First, many are pushed into engineering or medicine

Then many jump on to the management bandwagon. Even there, the field they choose is determined by the latest trend. In all this, a person’s natural talents and what s/he can be best at are often overlooked. As a result, very few take the path of self-discovery and choose a career where they enjoy themselves and meet financial needs. Like the names we spoke of at the beginning. Most keep pursuing a ‘career’, but do not get an adequate thrill from it. This is despite the fact that the choice of careers has really exploded.

So, how should one choose a career? Should money decide your career choice or will money follow if you get into a career where your talents flow naturally and in which you can excel?

The big question is should education prepare you to get a job or should it help you discover what you are good at so that you enjoy what you do, thereby perhaps excelling in it as well? If one sees education as a process of discovery, then there are many people who can facilitate this process: parents, teachers, friends, oneself and perhaps later on the first few employers. This adventure of discovery can help an individual design his career on the basis of his strengths and interests. And remember, it’s never too late to begin the journey.

Error 1606. Could not access network location ” while installing or uninstalling your Symantec program

March 8, 2006

Download and Install the Msicuu2.exe

click Start > Programs > Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

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For each entry that begins with “CC,” “cc,” “Norton,” “Symantec,” “Sym,” or “MSRedist,” click the entry, and then click Remove.

Restart the computer.

Anger Management

February 25, 2006

Once  a king asks a sage what he would do if attacked — just to test him. “I would defeat him.” replies the sage. Intrigued, the king actually proceeds to attack the sage, but finds him calm and composed. Disconcerted, he asks the sage what he meant by the initial utterance.

The sage explains, “By ‘him’ I meant ‘anger’. When anger bursts forth with fierceness, man loses all his reputation. But when one pays no heed to insults and remembers that anger alone is his real enemy, his reputation shines forth like the bright disc of the moon. Bewildered by wrath, man deviates from the path of happiness and treads the path of misery.” Ashamed, the king apologises and asks for forgiveness.

In life, unlike in mathematics, two negatives do not ever make a positive. A negative emotion always results in a negative outcome for the person who harbours it and for the one at whom it is directed. In the long run, the negative outcome affects the former more than it does the latter.

Lesson learned : Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone; you are the one getting burnt!

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Get Out………………..GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 20, 2006

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Wow….watched the new Amityville Horror last night. Must say I was very impressed, it blows the old one out of the water- I’d say it ranked up there with SAW –Two Bloody Thumbs Way Way Up—  icon_cry.gificon_evil.gificon_cry.gificon_evil.gificon_cry.gificon_question.gif

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Agenda for today…..clean out bedroommood_fedup.gif…..letsa see if i find any bodies…. icon_rolleyes.gif