I was looking for a WordPress theme for this blog. While I was hunting for suitable theme for Revolutioners, I stumbled upon a theme website. The theme is fine but the content on the demo site made me post this article. Website has a lot of Profile Pictures of a single person. I thought it would be a good idea to all profile pictures posted at a single point to refer in case someone is looking for profile picture ideas for his/her next Soclail Network profile picture. So I quickly saved the entire website as image and posted the entire profile pictures in single image file. All profile Pictures are taken from different angles and they all look really professional and awesome. I really liked the ideas of the profile pictures shown on the blog. If you need inspiration for clicking your next great profile picture for your social network website then look nowhere else. The image is really long and huge in size. So be careful.
I have been following wikileaks for a long time now. This website has given journalism a new image. Website launched in 2006 has gained a lot of popularity. Website won a lot of awards as well. Everything funded by people around the world.
More about Wikileaks : WikiLeaks (sometimes Wikileaks) is an international organization that publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of otherwise unavailable documents while preserving the anonymity of sources. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents.
The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the U.S., Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Newspaper articles and The New Yorker magazine (June 7, 2010) describe Julian Assange, an Australian journalist and Internet activist, as its director.
There was a time when email spam was so popular and seemed never ending. But now after a lot of efforts and inventions at least we have been able to minimize the spam mails if not able to stop them.
Anyways lets get to the real topic of discussion. I have been receiving spam messages where the senders number is not visible, just a text instead of number. This is due to the mass messaging services provided by various companies now. In fact, I also received a message which was about this service. The message was about an offer to purchase 10,000 messages for 1000 Rs that I can send to any mobile in India and that too anonymously. I am a NDNC (National Do Not Call) subscriber but still I am receiving these kind of messages. Yes I checked it. Thank God there is a national database to check your registration and the shocking part was that it worked. Check yours here. I have complaint about it numerous times to my carrier (Reliance) but never got a solution. And the funny part is that even reliance used to send me those promotional messages and when I asked them to stop sending those promotional messages they said it would take 45 days to get it done. What crap !
Extraordinary People # 1 – Kim Ung-Yong: Attended University at age 4, Ph.D at age 15; world’s highest IQ
This Korean super-genius was born in 1962 and might just be the smartest guy alive today (he’s recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest IQ of anyone on the planet). By the age of four he was already able to chilread in Japanese, Korean, German, and English. At his fifth birthday, he solved complicated differential and integral calculus problems. Later, on Japanese television, he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German, English, Japanese, and Korean. Kim was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ”; the book estimated the boy’s score at over 210.
Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang University from the age of 3 until he was 6. At the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA. He finished his university studies, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics at Colorado State University before he was 15. In 1974, during his university studies, he began his research work at NASA and continued this work until his return to Korea in 1978 where he decided to switch from physics to civil engineering and eventually received a doctorate in that field. Kim was offered the chance to study at the most prestigious universities in Korea, but instead chose to attend a provincial university. As of 2007 he also serves as adjunct faculty at Chungbuk National University.
I recently got an opportunity to talk to my PC and I did not miss the opportunity to take an interview.
Kuldeep : Why do people call you PC ? Is that your real name ?
PC : PC is not my actual name its an abbreviation of Personal Computer.
Kuldeep : OK, Do you have any other name ? I mean pet names.
PC : Yeah, actually I have several pet names. Persoanl Computer is used for machines like me that are used in homes.
Kuldeep : Can you name some ?
PC : Ofcourse ! People like to call me System, computer, machine etc.
Kuldeep : How old are you ?
PC : Well I am not that old ? I am just 6 months old. Are you talking about me specifically or the history of me.
Kuldeep : Favorite Outfit ?
PC : I prefer to be naked as I am so hot.
Kuldeep : Yeah, I mean for how long you’ve been here ? The other half ?
PC : I was actually conceptualized by Chales Babbage for professional usage only. At that time we used to be very expensive. Then came IBM. They wanted to make Computers personal, so in 1980s IBM introduced Personal Computers.
Kuldeep : So how would you describe the changes ever since ?
PC : Just one single word. Drastic especially in the last decade. If you see the initial PCs were like a huge suitcase and if you hear the configuration, you would laugh. It ran on anI Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz CPU with Memory 16 kB ~ 256 kB and had DOS Basic. And now these parts are not even manufactured. We don’t even talk about in kbs. We’ve gone miles ahead and talking in peta bytes. Look at me I am running with 2 gigabyte of memory with almost 2 tera bytes of hard drive and lets not even talk about the CPU.
Kuldeep : Well, that was an amazing fact; so where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane ?
PC : Me ? You must be joking and you know that very well. I am not going to stay with you for more than 2 years. I will be replaced with a newer faster version of PC. We are living in an exponential time. Everything is just rapid fast. Its predicted that by 2049 a $1000 PC will exceed the computational Power of the entire Human species.
Kuldeep : Whoa ! Is that correct ?
PC : Well its a prediction and I second that. Just go back a year and see the situation. Everything was so damn costly. Now as you’ve moved on things are cheaper and powerful. So yes I think it will come true and I feel it will be way early than predicted.
Kuldeep : Alright. Do you have family ? Are you married.
PC : You must be joking right. Marriage ! Well We’ve been single ever since. We were designed to serve the humans. We don’t get married. We only marry to people like you who divorce us after some time. Our life is very short.
Kuldeep : So you’ve got no one ?
PC : You can’t say that I’ve got no one. I have so many brothers and big brothers around the world.
Kuldeep : Where are they ? Can I meet them and say Hi ? Can I take their interview as well. I would like to hear their story as well ?
PC : Well they are everywhere. Servers, Laptops and Datacenters. They are all my siblings. We all work together if connected. You know, you would not have been this much intelligent if we were not born.
Kuldeep : What do you mean by that ?
PC : I mean look at people now. There is something called Internet. Have you heard about it ? I guess, Yes. So We guys are connected to each other and we offer various kinds of service. If One stores data then the other one processes. We provide all kinds of information to people in need. That is why you are intelligent. We are the most used source of communication between you guys.
Kuldeep : Well that is true. You guys have simply been outstanding in your work. OK Can we have a rapid fire round if you don’t mind ?
PC : Sure, go ahead. But please hurry up. I am about to sleep. Its my sleep time.
Kuldeep : OK, I will finish it in 2 miutes.
PC : Shoot then !
Kuldeep : What is your biggest fear ?
PC : Virus
Kuldeep : What do you love most ?
PC : Windows
Kuldeep : Your favorite past time ?
PC : Playing movies and songs.
Kuldeep : Your Inspiration ?
PC : I wanna be a Mac.
Kuldeep : Your Preferred User ?
PC : Girls
Kuldeep : Favorite drink ?
PC : I prefer Liquid Nitrogen, it keeps me cool.
Kuldeep : Favorite Destination ?
PC : Under the table
Kuldeep : Well thanks alot PC. I am really grateful to you. I appreciate you taking out some time from your busy schedule.
PC : My pleasure.
Please leave your comments if you want to ask any question to Mr. PC.