Saturday, February 21, 2009

Getting Things Into Perspective

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There would be:

  • 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere(both north and south),8 would be Africans
  • 52 would be female, 48 would be male
  • 70 would be non-white, 30 would be white
  • 70 would be non-Christian, 30 would be Christian
  • 89 would be heterosexual, 11 would be homosexual
  • 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
  • 80 would live in substandard housing
  • 70 would be unable to read
  • 50 would suffer from malnutrition
  • 1 would be near death;
  • 1 would be near birth;
  • 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education;
  • 1 (yes, only 1) would own a computer.

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

And, therefore . . .

  • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.
  • If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
  • If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
  • If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
  • If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
  • If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
  • If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
  • As you read this and are reminded how life is in the rest of the world, remember just how blessed you really are!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How Life Changed

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed from a maverick college life to strict professional life…...

How tiny pocket money changed to huge monthly paychecks
but then why it gives lesss happiness….

How a few local denim jeans changed to new branded wardrobe
but then why there are less people to use them

How a single hotdog changed to a full Pizza or burger
But then why there is less hunger…..

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a bike always in reserve changed to bike always on
but then why there are less places to go on……

How a limited prepaid card changed to postpaid package
but then why there are less calls & more messages……

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a general class journey changed to Flight journey
But then why there are less vacations for enjoyment….

How a old assembled desktop changed to new branded laptop
but then why there is less time to put it on……….

How a small bunch of friends changed to office mate
But then why we always feel lonely n miss those college frnz.….

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed….. How it changed……..

Monday, February 16, 2009

Incredible Hotel Atlantis



It's the latest word in Gulf excess - a sprawling $US1.5 billion ($A1.8 billion) resort boasting a $US25,000 ($A30,044.50)-a-night suite and dolphins flown in from the South Pacific, all atop a palm tree-shaped island.




Inspired by the legend of the lost continent, the resort offers "experiences that are new to the Middle East," said its president and managing director Alan Leibman



At Atlantis, this includes water thrills, a marine habitat and more than a dozen restaurants run by world-class chefs including Japanese sushi mogul Nobu Matsuhisa and Michel Rostang of France.




"Aquaventure", a water playground of over 18 million litres of water, is accessible to visitors for prices ranging from A$64 for children to A$75 for adults.




The waterscape features water slides with names such as "Leap of Faith", including two which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons




Atlantis' marine habitat will be stocked with thousands of marine animals and include a "Dolphin Bay".




The hotel opened on schedule despite a recent fire which ravaged its lobby, though the pomp and ceremony have been put off until the formal inauguration in November





A room with an underwater view ... the interior of a suite at the Atlantis Hotel.



Much of the focus at the Atlantis, modeled on a sister resort in the Bahamas, is on ocean-themed family entertainment.




The hotel's top floor aims squarely at the ultra-wealthy. A three-bedroom, three-bathroom suite complete with gold-leaf, 18-seat dining table is on offer for $25,000 (A$30,000) a night




A few employees work on the computers as the rest listen to their boss at the Kid's Club of the Atlantis hotel.




A water slide made as a historical building, Zigurat, at the Atlantis hotel.




Environmentalists have long criticized both Palm Jumeirah island and some of the features of the Atlantis hotel



For the moment, the Atlantis shares the Jumeira Palm Island only with rows of high-end houses and construction sites. But other international names are set to move in.




















Sunday, February 8, 2009

Story Behind The Concept Of Paid Leaves?

Before you know the story do the following.

Have u ever seen the calendar for September 1752???
If you are working in UNIX or Solaris, try this out.
At $ prompt, type: cal 9 1752
Surprised????



See the explanation for what you see.

Isn't the output queer? A month with whole of eleven days missing. This was the time England shifted from Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian calendar, and the king of England ordered those 11 days to be wiped off the face of the month of September of 1752. (What couldn't a King do in those days?!) And yes, the workers worked for 11 days less, but got paid for the entire 30 days. And that's how "Paid Leave"was born. And that is 100% fact.

Long live the King :)))

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Planets & Stars - Size Comparisons

Ever wondered or asked yourself the question, how big is Earth compared to other planets. Well these pictures should help! We are so tiny compared to some planets in our galaxy it blows your mind! Compared to the sun we are tiny, but the sun is tiny compared to Arcturus and Arcturus is tiny compared to Antares!



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