Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sunny Leone gets an expensive surprise gift, a Maserati


Sunny Leone was super excited to receive a Maserati car from her husband as a surprise gift.

Former adult film star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is on cloud 9 as the actress was pampered with an expensive gift from husband Daniel Weber.
The actress, who was super excited to receive a Maserati car from her husband as a surprise gift, took to Twitter to share her happiness with her fans.
“Maserati b******!! My new car!! Thank you @danielweber99 for gifting me the sickest car ever!!” tweeted Sunny Leone.

Sunny Leone, who entered Bollywood with ‘Jism 2′, is riding high on her successful innings in Bollywood. Last seen in ‘Ragini MMS 2′, Sunny Leone is currently enjoying her much-needed vacation in US with her friends and family. Sunny Leone was shooting for Bollywood sex comedy, ‘Mastizaade’ along with Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das before heading to US. ‘Jackpot’ actress will be seen playing a double role in the film, named Lily Lele and Laila Lele. The film’s next shooting schedule will be held in Thailand. ‘Mastizaade’ is written and directed by Milap Zaveri produced by Pritish Nandy. Sunny Leone will also be seen in ‘Tina and Lolo’ along with Karishma Tanna soon. ‘Tina and Lolo’ is an out-and-out action film and requires both Sunny Leonne and Karishma Tanna to indulge in some heavy duty stunts

Ebola Hits United States

What we know

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first-ever case of Ebola diagnosed in America.
— The patient left Monrovia, Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, CDC director Tom Frieden told reporters on Tuesday. The patient was not involved in the Ebola response in Liberia as far as government officials currently know. He came to the United States to visit family.
— The patient had no symptoms upon departing Liberia. Around September 24, he started to feel ill, and around September 26, sought care. The CDC didn't say where, but the man was sent home, it seems his travel history was not taken, and Ebola was not suspected. 

— On September 28, the man was admitted to the hospital in Texas and placed in an isolation ward. On September 30, the CDC confirmed that this person has Ebola.
— The CDC says it has identified all people who have come in contact with the patient while he could have been infectious. This includes "several family members" and a possible "two to three community members." Ebola patients are not contagious while they are asymptomatic. Only someone who is sick can spread the disease.
— This Ebola outbreak is by far the largest on record, killing more people and spreading to more countries than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined. The virus has made it to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal (a separate outbreak has also occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
— Ebola is a difficult virus to transmit  and is only transferred through bodily fluids: vomit, sweat and blood. It cannot go airborne which makes it usually containable by sophisticated health care systems.
— The Ebola outbreaks are concentrated in low-income countries with incredibly weak health care infrastructures like Guinea and Sierra Leone. Conversely, richer countries like Senegal and Nigeria have managed to contain the disease. The United States has a health care infrastructure that would likely prevent the large, Ebola pandemic that has ravaged West Africa. Other Americans have been diagnosed with Ebola while in West Africa and then brought to the US for successful treatment of their illness.
— There is currently no Ebola cure, although doctors have tried different treatments during this outbreak that have varying levels of research behind them.

What we don't know

— Whether the Ebola patient is an American.
— What type of contact this patient had with anyone else in the United States that could lead to another Ebola infection.
— Whether the patient traveled to the United States on a commercial flight.
— What symptoms the patient is experiencing right now and the type of treatment he is receiving at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Oculus introduces 3D Gaming headset

Virtual Reality gaming is here in the form of Oculus Rift. This history-defining 3D headset lets you mentally feel that you are actually inside a video game. In the Rift’s virtual world, you could turn your head around with ultra-low latency to view the        Thre are premium products in the market that can do the same, but Rift wants you to enjoy the experience at only $300, and the package even comes as a development kit. This is the beginning of the revolution for next-generation gaming.
oculus rift
(Image Source: Kickstarter)
The timing is perfect as the world is currently bombarded with the virtual reality topic that could also be attributed to Sword Art Online, the anime series featuring the characters playing games in an entirely virtual world. While we’re getting there, it could take a few more years to reach that level of realism. Oculus Rift is our first step.

Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8?

Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8

oday, Microsoft took the wraps off the next version of Windows. You’ll be able to install a free, unfinished “technical preview” version this week, or get it in final form sometime next year. It’s calledWindows 10.
(Why is it Windows 10? What happened to 9? Making sense of the Windows naming sequence is like solving one of those Mensa “What’s the pattern?” puzzles. So far, we have this: Windows 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. OK, whatever.)
Windows 8, as the world now knows, was a superimposed mishmash of two operating systems. There was the touchscreen-friendly TileWorld interface, as I called it. (Microsoft, at various times, called it Modern or Metro; it has officially retired both of those terms and replaced them with nothing.)
And, underneath, there was the regular desktop:
Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8 (Mostly)
They are quite separate, these two environments. Each has its own Help system, its own Web browser, its own email program, its own control panel, its own conventions and gestures. Worse, each runs its own kind of programs. Regular Windows programs open at the desktop, as always — but TileWorld apps open in TileWorld, with no menus overlapping windows. Like iPad apps.
Microsoft believed at the time (2012) that the world was going touchscreen crazy. That, sooner or later, every PC would have a touchscreen.
Betting on bothIt bet wrong. Most computers still don’t have touchscreens. Windows 8 was a massive flop with critics. “Windows 8 is a failure — an awkward mishmash that pulls the user in two directions at once,” wrote Woody Leonhard in InfoWorld. “A horribly awkward mashup of two fundamentally incompatible approaches that worked poorly on both PCs and tablets,” wrote Galen Gruman.
Windows 8 was a massive flop with consumers, too. Today, 51 percent of desktop PCs still run Windows 7; only 13 percent have “upgraded” to Windows 8 or 8.1, according to Net Applications.
And at the Windows 10 announcement, you would not have believedthe words coming out of Microsoft’s mouth.
“In Windows 8, when users launched a Modern [TileWorld] app, it sort of had a different environment,” OS Group VP Joe Belfiore said in his demo. “We don’t want that duality.”
Now, when I wrote exactly that in The New York Times, Microsoft PR descended on me like the beasts of hell.
The answer has always been screamingly obvious: Split up the two halves of Windows 8. Or, as a wise man once wrote, “Put TileWorld and its universe of new touchscreen apps on tablets. Put Windows 8 on mouse-and-keyboard PCs.” (OK, it was me.)
Anyway, here’s the big news: In Windows 10, Microsoft has done just that.
Mouse-and-keyboard modeIf you use Windows 10 with a mouse and keyboard, the Start menu is back. Not just the Start button, not just the secret Windows key+X utility menu of Windows 8.1 — the real Start menu.
And TileWorld is gone. No more screen of big flat tiles taking over your monitor.
Tiles aren’t gone completely; they still pop out of the regular Start menu, a little weirdly.
Windows 10 Start menu

And what about all those TileWorld apps that could run only in TileWorld? Since TileWorld is gone, these apps now open up on the desktop, in regular windows with regular title bars and window controls. You can still see your desktop, and you can see TileWorld apps and regular Windows programs side by side

Flying Watches from Nixie !!

Facebook to fly Wi-Fi drones above the Earth!!!!

Google has its Project Loon balloons for beaming Internet to Earthlings and now Facebook is planning to test drones which will be able to do the same. The company will carry out tests to check the feasibility of hosting Wi-Fi hotspots in the sky in 2015. The social network’s Mark Zuckerberg has announced it to be part of the efforts of Internet.org to connect the entire population across the world to the web.
Apart from the flying Wi-Fi drones, there will be satellites and infrared lasers too which will be built to provide Internet to all. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the future is going to be very exciting indeed. It’s a noble effort to try and get everyone online so they have access to the vast amount of information the infinite virtual spaces hold, and also to Facebook.
Of course, issues such as the costs, benefits and capabilities of beaming Wi-Fi from high up in the air come into consideration here. This is why the Facebook-backed organization has chosen not to stick with a single solution, unlike Google and its balloons. So going with invisible laser beams using light to transmit data through space is another option.
While talking about the reasoning behind using drones, Zuckerberg makes it a point to note that precise control over the location of these aircraft, unlike balloons, will be possible. The guys behind the world’s longest flying solar-powered unmanned craft called Zephyr, will be joining the Facebook Connectivity Lab to work on the upcoming project.
With regards to Google’s lofty ambitions, it’s busy planning a ring of balloons to fly 20km above the Earth’s surface and provide Internet access to everyone on the ground. Maybe we’re being too skeptical about the search giant’s concept, but Facebook’s Internet beaming drones sound more achievable.

Good bye orkut -Google has shutdown orkut!!!!!

Google shuts down Orkut today: How to back up your photos, scraps and communities

Today is September 30, the day Google has choosen to bid adios to Orkut. To many, Orkut was the first social networking site that got people across the globe to actually engage on the Internet. With time, many have abandoned their Orkut accounts in favour of Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
But what happens to all those scraps, photos and communities? Google has said that it will “preserve” public information in its archives. If your Orkut profiles still exists, you might want to revisit it one last time to make sure your information and personal conversations remain in safe hands. If you haven’t already, note that you only have the a few hours left to take some of these actions, so you’ll need to hurry.
PhotosYou can export your photos to your Google+ account with this link http://www.orkut.com/AlbumsExport or save them to your computer. By default, the albums you export to Google+ will be set as private and only you will be able to see them. You won’t be able to log in to your account to see your photos or export your them to Google+ after today, though you have until September 2016 to save them to your computer using Google Takeout. Google Takeout lets you download your profile, received scraps, received testimonials activities and photos in a zip file. To do this:
1. Go to the Google Takeout page
2. Click Choose services and then select Orkut.
3. Click Create archive.
4. When it’s ready, click Download.
CommunitiesGoogle says on its blog that public communities will get added to Google’s archives once it dumps Orkut. All conversations including polls, topics and comments will be searchable and can be viewed publicly on the web. If you’ve created your own communities, deleting your profile won’t delete the communities you’ve created, but will only remove your name behind your comments. You will need to delete communities separately before deleting your profile.
Scraps and testimonialsAll scraps get deleted by deleting your Orkut account, which is also the case with testimonials. As there’s more sentiment attached to testimonials, so you may choose to save all your testimonials to your computer using the Google Takeout service. As mentioned earlier, you’ll be able to save these until September 2016. However, note that you won’t be able to access any of your scraps or testimonials after you’ve deleted your account.

Mysteries of sea serpent revealed !!!!

sea serpent, mythological and legendary marine animal that traditionally resembles an enormoussnake. The belief in huge creatures that inhabited the deep was widespread throughout the ancient world. In the Old Testament there are several allusions to a primordial combat between God and a monstrous adversary variously named Leviathan or Rahab. Although the references to Leviathan usually indicate a dragon-like creature, the name has also been used to denote a sea monster in general (seedragon). Analogies to this combat are found throughout the ancient Middle East. Babylonian literaturerecords a battle between the god Marduk and the multi-headed serpent-dragon Tiamat, and in Hittitemyth the weather god is victorious over the dragon Illuyankas. Similarly, a Canaanite poem from Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) in northern Syria records a battle between the god Baal and a monster called Leviathan.

The sea serpent is unquestionably one of the most enigmatic aquatic monsters of all time. It is mentioned in mythologies and ship crew testimonies throughout the eras of time. Described as a gigantic serpent-like dragon, it is still "observed" today in all regions of the globe. The most famous sea serpent of all is Nessie, a kind of water horse that haunts the Loch Ness lake, in Scotland. A few hundred sightings have been reported!

Because of the plethora of deep lakes, its numerous and interminable rivers, and its three oceans, Canada is rich with fantastic stories involving marine monsters. Each province counts at least one expanse of water where riverside residents have witnessed mysterious and fleeting observations.

Even if they adopt snake, fish or other strange beast forms, do these creatures really exist? Are these species still unknown? 
Prehistoric animals that could have survived throughout the ages? Simple mistakes? Or the product of our imaginations?
Long before the arrival of Europeans on the Pacific coasts, enormous sea serpents existed in Native folklore. Rock engravings, or petroglyphs, found in many sites show this to be true.

The Cadborosaurus owes its name to Cadboro Bay, south of 
Vancouver Island, where there had been many sightings in the 1930’s. On October 5th, 1933, the Victoria Daily Times front page featured an observation of the Cadborosaurus. The tale of this mythical marine monster traveled around the world and became Caddy to its fans.

Strange animals had been sighted, more than three hundred times, on the water’s surface of Lake Champlain, in both Quebec and the United States.

As early as 1609, 
Samuel de Champlain described enigmatic observations in his journal. Even if the explorer’s descriptions correspond to large fish like pikes, the mystery surrounding the Lake Champlain waters is still present.

Many expeditions were organized to further explore the inlets of the lake. A team of scientists had even recorded sound waves, similar to those a whale produces.

From the 1800’s, fossil hunters have discovered the existence of the plesiosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, dating back 160 million years. The impressive size and ferocious appearance of these marine carnivores captivated the public’s imagination.

Even today, many marine reptile fossils are found throughout the world. Numerous testimonies involving marine monsters with strange forms match the plesiosaur description. Could these marine monsters and other sea serpents actually be survivors from the Jurassic era?
Paleontologists believe the plesiosaurs were probably slow swimmers, due to the morphology of their body. However, they were also clever predators because of their flexible neck and strong pointed teeth.

In 1994, the remains of a 2.6 meter (8.5 ft) long plesiosaur was discovered in a mine north of Alberta. In 1999, a 23 meter (75 ft) long ichthyosaur fossil was found north of British Columbia.