Don't give up.....Beautiful inspirational...

Don't give up.....

One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality...... I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I t ook very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
"In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit." He said..
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared
to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6
months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots".
"I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others.."
He said.
"The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?"
I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord is!


Heavens door open this morning, God asked me...
"My CHILD, what can I do for you?"
And I said, "God, please protect and bless the one reading this message."
God smiled and answered, "Request granted."

This message is now in your hands.
What will YOU do with it?


Never regret a day in your life.
Good day give you Happiness.
Bad days give you Experiences.
Both are essential to life.
Keep going...
Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trails keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But only God keeps You Going!
Have a great day! The sun is shining!!

God id so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart.

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India develops Rs.1500 'laptop' for schools

India has come up with a 35-dollar touch-screen "laptop" -- a computing prototype that it aims to make available to students from elementary schools to universities.

The gadget, developed by the elite Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, is part of a push to give students a better education and technical skills needed to boost India's economic growth.

The first users are expected to be university students with introduction of the Linux-based computing device targeted for next year.

The ministry is going to install broadband Internet at all of its 22,000 colleges so students can use the 1,500-rupee (35-dollar) device, government spokeswoman Mamta Verma told AFP on Friday in New Delhi.

The tablet gadget, which can be run on solar power, is equipped with an Internet browser, video-conferencing capability and a media player, among other facilities.

"This is part of the national initiative to take forward inclusive education," Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters on Thursday.

"The solutions for tomorrow will emerge from India," he said.

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New Porsche Cayenne will avaiable soon in Kochi

Porsche Kochi Shoroom expected to be open soon!
German luxury car maker Porsche, launched its second-generation Cayenne, priced between Rs 65.82-lakh to Rs 1.27 crore in India (ex-showroom).

Porsche, which launched its new five models, Cayenne, Cayenne S, Caynne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S Hybrid--in the Indian market has already received bookings for all models.

The company's ex-showroom price for the five models are, Cayenne (Rs 65,82,000), Cayenne S (Rs 78,62,000), Caynne Turbo (Rs 1,27,10,000), Cayenne Diesel (Rs 59,22,000) and Cayenne S Hybrid (Rs 75,46,000).


Presently, the company has two showrooms and plans to open five more by December 2020.

"We will open five more showrooms in Chandigarh, Channai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad by this calender year," Chordia said.


Its Cayenne S Hybrid's highly sophisticated parallel full hybrid drive ensures fuel consumption of just 8.2 litres/100 kilometres. Cayenne Diesel with its 240 bhp three-litre V6 likewise reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent, down from 9.3 to 7.4 litre/100km.

Fuel efficiency is also up significantly on the high-torque Cayenne S with its 4.8 litre V8 power unit. However, Cayenne Purbo, with its 500 bhp 4.8 litres V8 biturbo consumes just 11.5 litre/100 km, representing a reduction in fuel consumption of 23 per cent.

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Amazing Optical Illusions Compilation

India vs Australia ODI at Kochi on October 17, 2010

One Day International Cricket - India vs Australia, October 17, 2010

India vs Australia First One day International cricket match rescheduled to October 17(Sunday). Previous date was October 19.


Last time when they played here victory was with the Aussies. India got defeated by a margin of 84 runs.

The first ODI will be played on October 17 in Kochi and second on October 20 in Vizag.

The third ODI will be played on October 24 in Goa.

Read more at: http://cricket.ndtv.com/storypage.aspx?id=SPOEN20100146764&cp

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Rupee Symbol vector graphic and 3D for free download

Symbol of Rupees - Indian Rupee symbol - INR

Finally, the Rupee will have a symbol like the Dollar ($) or the Euro (€) or the Pound (£). The Cabinet today finalised the design for the Rupee.
Rupees Symbol
Click here to Download the Rupees Symbol Vector


IIT post-graduate Uday kumar's entry has been selected out of five shortlisted designs as the new symbol for the Indian Rupee.

The government had organised a symbol design competition with a prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh. Five designs were shortlisted from a competition and all new notes will bear the design finally approved.

The growing influence of the Indian economy in the global space is said to have prompted this move that will result in the Indian rupee joining the select club of global currencies like the US dollar, the British Pound, European Euro and Japanese Yen that have unique symbols.

Symbol of Rupees
The abbreviation for the Indian Rupee, 'Re' or 'Rs' is used by India's neighbours Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Symbol Design Winner. D. Udayakumar


The other four finalists whose Rupee symbol design had been shortlisted are: Nondita Correa-Mehrotra (architect); Shahrukh J Irani (creative director, Publicis Ambience); Shibin K K, (a teacher at school near Thalasserry in Kerala); and Hitesh Padmashali (creative director, JWT).


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Kerala to become 'Keralam' officially

Kerala Government would look into demands for changing the official spelling of the state to "Keralam" to make it conform to the way it is pronounced in Malayalam, chief minister V S Achuthanandan told the state Assembly on Wednesday.

He, however, said a decision on the matter would be taken only after evloving a consensus through discussions with experts.

Responding to Babu M Palissery (CPI-M), who raised the issue as a submission, he said there had been demands from various quarters to change the official spelling of the state to "Keralam", as it is written and pronounced in Malayalam. They had reinforced their argument by citing instances like changing the name of "Bombay" into "Mumbai."

There was a committee headed by the revenue minister to consider the issue of changing the names of places so as to make them conform to the way they were spelt or pronounced in Malayalam. The usual practice was that before finalising the change,it would be discussed with experts and others concerned

In his submission, Palissery pointed out that colonial spelling of places like "Trichur" had already been changed to "Thrissur" and "Calicut" to "Kozhikode. So there was no justification in delaying correcting the official spelling of the state itself into "Keralam", which means "land of Keras" (coconut trees).

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DIY Internet Chess Table

The Internet Chess Table is a project for playing internet chess on a 3d board with real pieces.

For the display, a small DIY 20W-LED low-resolution (64x64px) LCD projector was developed. It is used for displaying the move of my opponent as well as to show me information about the game (e.g. time). Moreover, there is a move recognition system which gives me feedback of the recognized move on the display.

Move recognition works with an ultra cheap webcam (320x240px) which is also mounted inside the box.


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PR2 Robot Fetches Beer from the Refrigerator

BlackBerry 6: Another Sneak Peek!

BlackBerry 6 software sneak peek. Previews upcoming features, including the new BlackBerry Browser and Social Feeds app.


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Google Takes YouTube to TV, Launches Leanback

YouTube Leanback is designed to start playing a personalized feed of videos in full screen and in high definition as soon as you launch it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. http://www.youtube.com/leanback




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Tata Motors to introduce Air Car - Where are you MiniCAT?

This is the aftereffect of the news (I seen the news now only) came on rediff.com

Fuel price hikes regular intervals these days! - We need these type of cechicles desperatley. Does anyone know the status of this project?

Here comes the news

Tata Motors is taking giant strides and making history for itself. First the Landrover-Jaguar deal, then the world's cheapest car and now it is also set to introduce the car that runs on air, compressed air.

The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre for Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air, as opposed to the gas-and-oxygen explosions of internal-combustion models, to push its engine's pistons. Some 6000 zero-emissions Air Cars are scheduled to hit Indian streets in near future.

The Air Car, called the MiniCAT could cost around Rs. 3,50,000 ($ 8177) in India and would have a range of around 300 km between refuels.The cost of a refill would be about Rs 90.






An overview of the air car

The technology that MDI vehicles use is not really new. Compressed air technology allows for engines that are both non-polluting and economical.

After ten years of research and development, MDI is prepared to introduce its clean vehicles onto the market. Unlike electric or hydrogen powered vehicles, MDI vehicles are not expensive and do not have a limited driving range. MDI cars are affordable and have a performance rate that stands up to current standards. To sum it up, they are non-expensive cars that do not pollute and are easy to get around cities in.

Two technologies have been developed to meet different needs:

  • Single energy compressed air engines.
  • Dual energy compressed air plus fuel engines.

The single energy engines will be available in both MiniCATs and CityCATs. These engines have been conceived for city use, where the maximum speed is 50 km/h and where MDI believes polluting will soon be prohibited.

The duel energy engine, on the other hand, has been conceived as much for the city as the open road and will be available in all MDI vehicles. The engines will work exclusively with compressed air while it is running under 50 km/h in urban areas. But when the car is used outside urban areas at speeds over 50 km/h, the engines will switch to fuel mode. The engine will be able to use gasoline, gas oil, bio diesel, gas, liquidized gas, ecological fuel, alcohol, etc.

Both engines will be available with 2, 4 and 6 cylinders, When the air tanks are empty the driver will be able to switch to fuel mode, thanks to the car's on board computer.

How does it work?

MDI explains that 90m3 of compressed air is stored in fibre tanks. The engine is powered by compressed air, stored in a carbon-fiber tank at 30 MPa (4500 psi). The tank is made of carbon-fiber in order to reduce its weight. The engine has injection similar to normal engines, but uses special crankshafts and pistons, which remain at top dead center for about 70 degrees of the crankshaft's cycle; this allows more power to be developed in the engine.

The expansion of this air pushes the pistons and creates movement. The atmospheric temperature is used to re-heat the engine and increase the road coverage. The air conditioning system makes use of the expelled cold air. Due to the absence of combustion and the fact there is no pollution, the oil change is only necessary every 50 000 km.

The car

  • The end product is a light weigh vehicle that can reach speeds up to 220 kmph.
  • MDI's vehicle's have fibreglass bodies which makes them light, silent urban car. The car's body is tubular, light weight, and is held together using aerospace technology.
  • The vehicles do not have normal speed gauges. Instead, they will have a small computer screen that shows the speed and engine revolutions. The system allows for infinite possibilities such as GSM telephone systems, GPS satellite tracking systems, programs for delivery people, emergency systems, internet connections, voice recognitions, map presentation, traffic information, etc.
  • The seatbelt system is different from what we know. One part of the belt is anchored to the floor of the car, like traditional cars. The other part of the belt, in stead of being attached to the side of the car, is also anchored to the floor of the vehicle. This helps to secure the bodies of the driver and passengers in the case of a collision.
  • The vehicle's electric system is also revolutionary. MDI has bought a patent that is bound to reduce the important of electrical systems in all cars. The trick consists in using a small radio signal. The system makes the car 20 kilos lighter and considerably quieter.
  • There are no keys - just an access card that can be read by the car from your pocket.
  • In the single energy mode MDI cars consume around Rs 45 every 100 km.
  • When there is no combustion, there is no pollution. The vehicle's driving range is close to twice that of the most advanced electric cars (from 200 to 300 km or 8 hours of circulation).
  • The recharging of the car will be done at gas stations, once the market is developed. To fill the tanks it will take about to 2 to 3 minutes at a price of Rs 90. After refilling the car will be ready to driver 200 kms.
  • The car also has a small compressor that can be connected to an electrical network (220V or 380V) and will recharged the tanks completely in 3 or 4 hours.
  • Because the engine does not burn any fuel the car's oil (a litre of vegetable) only needs to be changed every 50,000 km.
  • * The temperature of the clean air expulsed form the exhaust pipe is between 0 and 15 degrees below zero and can be subsequently channelled and used for air conditioning in the interior of the car.

MiniCAT

The smallest and most innovative: three seats, minimal dimensions with the boot of a saloon: a great challenge for such a small car which runs on compressed air. The MiniCAT is the city car of the future.

Specifications:

  • Airbag, air conditioning, ABS, 3 seats, 1.5 m3.
  • Dimensions: 2.65m, 1.62m, 1.64m
  • Weight: 750 kg
  • Maximum speed: 110 kmh
  • Mileage: 200 - 300 km
  • Maximum load: 270 Kg
  • Recharging time: 4 hours (Mains connector)
  • Recarge: 3 minutes (Air station)

CityCAT

A spacious car with seats which can face different directions. The vehicle´s design is based on the needs of a typical family.

Characteristics:

  • Airbag, air conditioning, 6 seats.
  • Dimensions: 3.84m, 1.72m, 1.75m
  • Weight: 750 kg
  • Maximum speed: 110 kmh
  • Mileage: 200 - 300 km
  • Max load: 500 Kg
  • Recharge time: 4 hours (Mains connector)
  • Recharge time: 3 minutes (Air station)

The MDI Group

The MDI Group is headed by Guy Negre, a former Formula One engineer. MDI is a small, family-controlled company, founded in Luxembourg but now located at Carros, near Nice (southern France) where Guy and Cyril Negre, together with their technical team, have developed a new engine technology with the purpose of economising energy and respect severe ecological requirements -- at competitive costs.


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Mouseless - an invisible computer mouse



Mouseless is an invisible computer mouse. It provides the familiarity of interaction of a physical mouse without actually needing a real hardware mouse.

As the computer mouse has remained largely unchanged over the last decades, we have become increasingly proficient at operating the two-button mouse. Recently, various multitouch and gestural interaction technologies have been explored as means to implement alternative methods to interact with a computer. Despite these advances in computing hardware technologies, the two-button computer mouse has remained the predominant means to interact with a computer. The Mouseless invention removes the requirement of having a physical mouse altogether but still provides the intuitive interaction of a physical mouse that we are familiar with.

Mouseless consists of an Infrared (IR) laser beam and an Infrared camera. Both IR laser and IR camera are embedded in the computer. The laser beam module is modified with a line cap and placed such that it creates a plane of IR laser just above the surface the computer sits on. The user cups their hand, as if a physical mouse was present underneath, and the laser beam lights up the hand which is in contact with the surface. The IR camera detects those bright IR blobs using computer vision. The change in the position and arrangements of these blobs are interpreted as mouse cursor movement and mouse clicks. As the user moves their hand the cursor on screen moves accordingly. When the user taps their index finger, the size of the blob changes and the camera recognizes the intended mouse click.


For more visit, http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/...

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Oracle Paul 'Psychic' Octopus puts Spain, not Germany to WC final

Football's psychic sea creature - Paul The Octopus - is making yet another World Cup prediction. But this time, the eight-tentacled oracle is betting on Spain winning the semi-final against his home country, Germany. Paul has a perfect record when it comes to predicting the outcome of Germany's World Cup matches. So fans better keep their fingers crossed for Wednesday's clash. The psychic cephalopod's even gained a few worldwide followers of his own. And there's no truth to the rumour that if Paul turns out to be right this time, he could end up on the sushi menu.


A few numerology facts to ponder upon

This world cup is already determined by the numbers....

1. Brazil won the World Cup in 1994; before that they also won in 1970. Adding1970 + 1994= 3964

2. Argentina won its last World Cup in 1986; before that they also won in 1978. Adding 1978 + 1986= 3964

3. Germany won its last World Cup in 1990; before that they also won in 1974. Adding 1974 + 1990= 3964

4. Brazil also won the World Cup in 2002; before that they also won in 1962. Adding 1962+ 2002= 3964

5. Therefore if you want to know what nation is going to win the World Cup in 2010, you only have to subtract 2010 from the magic number that we have determined: 3964. 3964 minus 2010 = 1954...


In 1954, the World Cup was won by Germany !!

Probably not scientific.... but pretty interesting..

Wait and See :)

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7 Billion People Must see This - Show The World !!! ... Please Copy. Please Share.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6zYzva3BHw

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Famous Scorpion Save, by Rene Higuita of Colombia

Master of Unpredictable! unbelievable


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