30 May 2012

Today Doodle Google: Peter Carl Faberge Bday 30052012

Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé - best known for creating the famous Fabergé eggs - has had the 166th anniversary of his birth celebrated with a Google doodle.
The search engine has turned its homepage emblem into a set of six gold eggs decorated in diamonds, precious metals and gemstones in tribute to the designer.
Fabergé was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia on May 30, 1846 to the Baltic German jeweller Gustav Fabergé and his Danish wife Charlotte Jungstedt.
His father was an established jeweller, dealing in fine decorative objects, which his son continued after inheriting the family business in 1870.
Fabergé quickly developed a reputation for producing exquisite jewelled objects including the Easter egg designs which made him world famous.
In 1882 at the Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow, Fabergé won the gold medal. He was appointed as the court jeweller of the Romanov dynasty in 1885.
He died on September 24, 1920 at the age of 74.

23 May 2012

Robert Moog 78th Birthday 23052012

12 May 2012

Inspirational Song #4: The Climb by Miley Cyrus

"The Climb"

I can almost see it.
That dream I'm dreaming, but
There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it
Every step I'm takin'
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin'
But I gotta keep tryin'
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most
I've just gotta keep goin', and
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

Keep on movin'
Keep climbin'
Keep the faith baby
It's all about, it's all about
The climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, woah

10 May 2012

Deep Sea Fishing #1

What Is Deep Sea Fishing?

Deep sea fishing is a form of angling that requires deep waters and usually takes place further away from land. The water depth should be at least 30 meters to be considered deep sea fishing territory. This fishing method is also often called offshore boat fishing, sport fishing, and big game fishing.

How Is Deep Sea Fishing Different From Normal Fishing?

Glad you asked! By going out on a boat into the deeper waters, the fisherman is suddenly exposed to a pool of deep sea fish. These are totally different than your regular shallow water fish. We are talking big game fish - sharks, tuna, marlin, and swordfish just to name a few. You normally will not find these species closer to shore, as they require open and deeper waters to feed. The swimmers and surfers are surely thankful for that.
Check out this video to the see the kind of struggle that often take place during deep sea fishing.

Sometime its being really scary experience..

9 May 2012

Today Doodle Howard Carter Bday 10052012

Doodles from Google are not something new, but the homage, these doodles pay to yesteryear artists, denotes a huge honour, and hence are of utmost importance. People, who have been forgotten, are remembered once again through these doodles.
Today's Google doodle pays homage to an English archaeologist and Egyptologist Horward Carter, who is noted as a discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Here are the top 10 things that you must know about the doodle and the man behind it - Howard Carter.
1. With a view to mark the 138th birth anniversary of Horward Carter, Google today replaced its usual Google logo with a doodle that includes a wide array of Egyptian treasures that cover the term "Google" and make it barely visible
2. Howard's important contribution to his field of archaeology was the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, who was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.
3. Howard Cartern was born on May 9, 1874 in London, and at the age of 17, he was sent out by the Egypt Exploration Fund to help Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan.
4. Even at the young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration.
5. In 1899, Howard was appointed the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service (EAS). Cartor monitored scores of excavations at Thebes (now known as Luxor).
6. On 4 November 1922, Carter's excavation group found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb, by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings.
7. Following his discovery, Howard Carter retired from archaeology and became a part-time agent for museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
8. Carter has been portrayed by many actors in films and TV shows including John Cleese, Robin Ellis and Pip Torrens.
9. He has appeared as a character in many books. Carter appears as a character throughout most of the Amelia Peabody series of books by 'Elizabeth Peters'. James Patterson and Martin Dugard's "The Murder of King Tut" talks about Carter's search for King Tut's tomb.
10. He died of lymphoma in Kensington, London, on March 2, 1939 at the age of 64. He was buried in the Putney Vale Cemetery in London., and on his gravestone is written: "May your spirit live, May you spend millions of years, You who love Thebes, Sitting with your face to the north wind, Your eyes beholding happiness" and "O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars".

8 May 2012

The Truth about Mr Bean

Today I found out Rowan Atkinson, the guy who played “Mr. Bean”, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling in an EE master’s program at The Queen’s College Oxford in 1975.  While working towards this degree, he also pursued acting on the side with a variety of clubs, including: the Oxford University Dramatic Society; the Oxford Revue; and the Experimental Theatre Club.
The character of Mr. Bean, though not the name, was originally developed during this time period.  The character’s modus operandi was to be a “child in a grown man’s body”, based on similar brands of “physical humor” comedy portrayed by such famed actors as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Jacques Tati (particularly the character of “Monsieur Hulot” portrayed by Tati).
In retrospect, the development of the character of Mr. Bean proved to be a more profitable use of Atkinson’s time in college than actual course study.  The subsequent TV program based on this character lasted five years and was wildly popular throughout the UK with peak ratings as high as just shy of 19 million viewers.   In addition to that, the two films made to date featuring this character, “Bean” and “Mr. Bean’s Holliday”, combined grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide in theaters ($250 million and $230 million respectively), while only costing $22 million to make the first film and $25 million for the second.
Bonus Factoids:
  • In his early days of acting, Atkinson earned a truck driver’s license as a way to make extra money while he established himself as an actor.
  • In the UK, a truck driver is called a “lorry driver”.
  • Thanks in large part to the Mr. Bean character, along with various other roles he’s performed, Rowand Atkinson is today estimated to have a net worth of around $150 million.
  • Atkinson’s oldest brother, Rupert, in 2000 barely lost the post of leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (by a mere 16 votes).
  • Buster Keaton, whose style of comedy was very similar to Mr. Bean, also inspired Jackie Chan’s brand of comedy, according to Chan’s autobiography.
  • Keaton was named the seventh greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.  Further, he is ranked as the “21st greatest male actor of all time” by the American Film Institute.  In his early silent films, he was known for delivering his brand of physical comedy with a completely straight face, which he found typically drew bigger laughs than if he was more animated in his expressions.
  • Keaton got his start in show business at just four years old in 1899, performing in his parent’s comedy sketch.  His role was typically to get his dad angry at him, at which point his dad would toss him across the stage to land in the orchestra pit or to slam against the scenery.  While this may sound rough, his dad taught him how to land such that he wouldn’t ever get hurt. Although, his father faced being arrested several times for child abuse, only getting off when Keaton would show that he had not been hurt in any way by being tossed.  Keaton stated “The secret is in landing limp and breaking the fall with a foot or a hand. It’s a knack. I started so young that landing right is second nature with me. Several times I’d have been killed if I hadn’t been able to land like a cat. Imitators of our act don’t last long, because they can’t stand the treatment.”
  • Keaton was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1966, but his doctors never told him he was going to die; they told him he just had bronchitis, though they knew it was lung cancer.  His last wife, Eleanor Keaton, also died of lung cancer 32 years later.
  • A major car enthusiast, Atkinson occasionally writes for different British automobile magazines, such as Car, Octane, Evo, and SuperClassics and has appeared on the motor vehicle show, Top Gear.  He also owns several cars including the exceptionally rare McLaren F1, which he has wrecked twice, once in 1999 and once just a few months ago in August of 2011.  In the first wreck, he rear ended a $600 Mini Metro car with his car worth then about $1+ million (today worth more in the vicinity of $4 million).  In the second accident, he hit a tree.
  • The McLaren F1 can go from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of around 240 mph.  McLaren only produced 106 of these cars.
  • One of the earliest known performances of the Mr. Bean-style character done by Atkinson was in a 1979 show called “Canned Laughter”.  The character, while similarly portrayed as Mr. Bean, went under the name “Robert Box”.
  • The name of “Mr. Bean” wasn’t thought up until after Atkinson landed the Mr. Bean show.  During early production, they threw around a variety of names for the character, originally “Mr. White”, then several possible names based on vegetables and other plant life like “Mr. Carrot” or “Mr. Cauliflower”.  Eventually, they settled on “Mr. Bean”.
  • Other notable characters done by Atkinson include: Zazu on Disney’s The Lion King;  Johnny English; and various characters on the historical sitcom Blackadder, among many others.
  • The Queen’s College Oxford was founded nearly 700 years ago in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield, who was a chaplain to the wife of King Edward III of England, Queen Philippa of Hainault.
  • The city of Oxford was originally named Oxenaforda, which just meant “Ford of the Oxen”.

Funny toons

The most used apps on iphone 2011??

Earlier this month, comScore released statistics regarding the top application downloads of all time for Apple's iPhone platform. According to that information, which showed that nearly half of the top 25 are games, many people assumed that games are making the iPhone the success it is today.

However, when looking at another metric, it seems that games might not be as popular as originally thought. When it comes to everyday use of applications, you see, there are several others that rank higher. Can you guess what they are? As it turns out, the most heavily used iPhone apps aren't games - they're weather applications.
This is according to new data from an upcoming report from market research firm Compete (and reported by MediaPost). The report states that 39% of iPhone users cited weather applications as the apps they used the most frequently, with 13% citing The Weather Channel app specifically. Following weather apps, there comes Facebook. The app earned second place with 25% of users reporting they accessed the Facebook iPhone app regularly. It's possible that it won't be too long before Facebook beats out weather for first place, though. The application is growing in popularity, adding nearly 1 million active users per month, and is at 30 million actives worldwide. It was also recently recognized by Apple as the #1 All Time Free App in the iPhone app store.

Next, after Facebook, comes the games. 20% of iPhone users reported games as the apps they used the most often. 10% reported music-related apps, and then the apps that followed dropped down to single-digit percentages. What may be most interesting about this study, though, is that it found people are seeking out apps for download by themselves instead of relying on recommendations from family and friends. According to the report, 60% of both iPhone and other smartphone users said they found the apps they wanted to download on their own. "It's surprising to see people actually spending time to self-discover," said Danielle Nohe, director of telecom and media-related research for Compete. That just goes to show these modern-day smartphones are really personal computers after all, aren't they?

6 May 2012

How to use tachymeter on your watch bezel??

On some of the analog watches or wristwatches from branch such as Omega and Casio, there is a outer scale bezel that inscribed around the rim and named tachymeter (also known as tachymetre or tacheometer). If you flip through the watch’s user guide or manual, you will not likely to find any explanation or definition on what is tachymeter or how to use the tachymeter functionality. Tachymeter is actually a tool used to compute speed based on travel time over a fixed distance travelled (like one mile or one kilometer). Thus, the tachymeter bezel or dial is a logarithmic scale (actually it’s not, as spacings between the marks on the tachymeter dial are proportional to 1/t where t is the elapsed time) that simplifies the computation of speed of an object, by computing the following function:

Tachymeter Dial = 3600 / Elapsed Time In Seconds
 Depending on on the range of the scale printed on the bezel, tachymetre timer normally works and valid for all elapsed times from about 7.2 seconds to 60 seconds, thus only able to measure speed greater than 60 miles per hour or 60 kilometers per hour.

To use tachymeter, simply start the chronograph or stopwatch when the object measured passing the starting line. When the object reaches the next mile or kilometer marker, stop the chronograph or stopwatch. The point on the tachymeter scale that adjacent to the second hand of the watch indicating the speed (in miles per hour or kilometers per hour) of object traveling between the two points.

For example, we want to measure the average speed of a vehicle is moving. Start the chronometer or stopwatch function when the car passes the starting line, and stop the timer after the vehicle traveled exactly 1 mile or 1 kilometer. Then look at where the chronometer hand (the second hand of the watch) is pointing to, and get the reading or value of the corresponding number at the tachymeter bezel or dial. Let’s say the stopwatch stop at 3 o’clock position, meaning 15 seconds had elapsed for the car to travel 1 mile or 1 kilometer. At 3 o’clock position, the tachymetre value shows that number of 240, which means the average speed of the vehicle was 240 mph or km/h.

Due to the limitation and constraint on the tachymeter scale mentioned above which makes tachymetre measurements works and valid only for certain range of speed, so in order to calculate and measure slower speeds or higher speed, user can decrease or increase the unit of measurement (e.g. change to half-miles or half-kilometers, or ten miles or ten kilometres). However, simple calculation is needed in order to get the correct average speed by using this technique. It’s also true if the length of the distance does not exceed a unit of mile or kilometer, or other unit which the speed will be based on.

For example, if we want to measure how fast the 200m athlete is running. Start the chronometer when the race starts, and stop the stopwatch when athlete crosses the finishing line. Let’s say the athlete used 20 seconds to finish 200m running, so according to tachymeter, the speed of the athlete is 180 km/h. However, the athlete only ran one fifth (1/5) of a kilometer, so we should divide 180 with 5 or 1/5 of 180, which mean the actual speed of the runner is 36 km per hour.

The above example can be used for object or thing that moving too slowly too, as when the object travels 1 mile or 1 kilometer, the duration would have exceed 60 seconds, the maximum limit of tachymeter. So the possible workaround is to measure the time taken for the object to move a shorter distance (such as 100m) and divide the tachymeter value with 10 (as 100m is 1/10 of a kilometer).

What if the object travels too fast, such as a rocket or plane. In this case, user can increase the units of the distance covered by the object to measure a longer period of time so that the duration is greater than at least 7.2 seconds (typically the lower limit). We can measure the time taken by the object to cover 10 miles, let’s say it took 30 seconds, so the tachymeter will tell us the the speed is 120 miles per hour. However, 10 miles have been traveled, so that actual speed is 120 times 10, which is 1200 mph.

5 May 2012

#1 Facts about Euro until Now!

Highest Gate 84,459 England v Switzerland
Lowest Gate 103 Andorra v Armenia
Average Attendance21,265
Aggregate Attendance3,104,725
Biggest Home Win Netherlands 11-0 San Marino
Biggest Away Win San Marino 0-5 Sweden
Highest Team Score 11: Netherlands 11-0 San Marino
Highest Aggregate Score 11: Netherlands 11-0 San Marino

Current Win Sequence 6 games: Germany
Current Unbeaten Sequence 6 games: Germany, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Romania, France, Greece
Current Losing Sequence 6 games: Andorra
Current Winless Sequence 6 games: Andorra, Malta
Longest Win Sequence 6 games: Germany
Longest Unbeaten Sequence 6 games: Germany, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Romania, France, Greece
Longest Losing Sequence 6 games: Andorra
Longest Winless Sequence 6 games: Andorra, Malta


4 May 2012

Today Dongle Keith Haring Bday 04052012

Keith Haring Bio(1958 - 1990)

Keith Haring died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1990 at the age of 31.
The Keith Haring Foundation was established in 1989 to assist AIDS-related and children's charities, and maintains the largest resource of archives on the late artist, Keith Haring. 
Haring's bold lines and active figures carry poignant messages of vitality and unity. His legacy made an impact on late 20th century art and grants us all a vision for the future.

2 May 2012

Funny Bird

Yeah right!!

Why Men’s Bicycles Have a Horizontal Crossbar and Women’s Bicycles Typically Don’t

women's bikes vs men's bikesToday I found out why men’s bikes have a horizontal crossbar and women’s bikes typically don’t.
It would seem that having a slanted crossbar like on women’s bikes would make much more sense for men’s bikes, decreasing the chance of racking the guy if he slips off the pedals or the like.  However, there is actually a really good reason to have a horizontal crossbar on a bike; namely, the horizontal crossbar ends up adding quite a bit of strength to the frame of the bike.  This was particularly important in some of the early bikes, which were often made of significantly weaker materials than modern day frames, occasionally even being made of wood.
The problem with this horizontal crossbar was that women all used to wear dresses.  So when a woman wanted to get on a bike, she’d have to lift her leg over the bike frame’s crossbar, which was quite scandalous for the time as it often exposed quite a bit of leg and possibly some underwear under her dress.  Thus, bike makers began making bike models just for women that slanted the top crossbar down so that the women could mount and dismount the bikes without lifting their legs very high.  Modifying the crossbar like that significantly weakened the frames of the bicycles, but this was considered acceptable as it wasn’t very lady like for women to ride their bikes as roughly as some men anyways.
This tradition has continued to this day, even though most women don’t go around riding bikes in dresses or skirts anymore.  For the most part, on modern bikes, this weakening of the frame by slanting the crossbar isn’t significant enough to cause any concern for bikes, even on rough terrain, given modern materials that the frames are made of.  Indeed, many BMX bikes for men are now designed with the slanted crossbar to reduce the chance of injury while doing tricks.
However, among higher end bikes made for women, this tradition of not having a horizontal crossbar is starting to go away, even though the added strength from a horizontal crossbar isn’t typically necessary anymore, particularly with carbon fiber frames.  On these high end bikes, the differences between the men’s and the women’s bikes now tends to be reflected in the design by accounting for shorter torsos and arms on most women; modified hip placement; modified seat design; and the like.
Bonus Factoids:
  • The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle with the rider in an upright position with no external help, such as going downhill or wind or the like, was 51.29 mph (82.52 km/h); this record was set by Jim Glover in 1986.  He maintained close to this speed for about 656 feet (200 m).
  • The highest documented speed reached by any vehicle powered solely by a human without any external help, was 82.29 mph (132.449 km/h); this record was set by Sam Whittingham in 2008.
  • The ball bearing, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, spoke tensioned wheels, and several other technological advances were originally invented for the bicycle, but many of these advancements played important roles in the eventual development of automobiles, as well as contributed to other manufacturing fields.
  • There are about one billion bicycles in existence world-wide.  For reference, there are “only” about 500 million automobiles in the world today.
  • The first model of bicycle that is principally the same as modern day bicycles was created by J.K. Starley in 1885 and was called the Rover.  This bike featured the first successful implementation of a chain drive, which mounted to the rear wheel.  This got around the problem found in many bikes of the day where the pedals were directly attached to the front wheel, which made it difficult to steer and pedal at the same time.
  • The first practical pneumatic tire was invented by John Boyd Dunlop in 1888 and very quickly became standard on all bikes and eventually ubiquitous on all automobiles.   Dunlop created this type of tire for use on his son’s bicycle.  His son had previously had a lot of trouble with headaches when he rode his bike.  The pneumatic tire made for a significantly smoother ride than wheels of the day, so the hope was that creating this smoother ride would decrease his son’s headaches when riding.
Source: today i found out
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