Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fun with english


English is a very complicated language! Changing one word changes the meaning of the whole sentence, or even changing the punctuation can change the entire sentence and make it something funny like:

“Let’s eat, Grandma!” (eat with grandma)

or

Let’s eat Grandma!” (eat the Grandma)

– Proof that punctuation can actually save your life! lol! 😀

Here is another amusing finding by Professor Ernest Brennecke of Columbia. He is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing one word in all possible positions in a sentence.

The sentence: “I hit him in the eye yesterday.”

The word: “ONLY”

Different positions  and their meanings:

  1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday. (Only I hit, No one else did.)
  2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday. (I only Hit him, did not slap him.)
  3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday. (I hit only him, not others.)
  4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday. (only in the eye, not outside the eye.)
  5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday. (hit him only in the eye, not other organs.)
  6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday. (hit him in the only eye, he doesn’t have another eye.)
  7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday. (hit only yesterday, Not today.)
  8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY. (hit him yesterday only, did not wait for today.)
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Earth: Night Lights

Quotable Quotes #3


 


I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.

I've lost almost 300 games.

26 times, I've been trusted to take the 
game winning shot and missed.

I've failed over and over again in my life.

And that is why I succeed.

- Michael Jordan

Permanently delete Facebook Account


All of you who are on Facebook (which would be more than 90% of the audience I assume), have you ever wanted to get off Facebook, for good… like delete all your stuff, photos comments etc.  and be gone from Facebook forever, for any reasons – maybe privacy, lack of interest or whatever?
So then what do you do?
You go to Account Settings > Security and from there, you select Deactivate your account option and you get the following options:

Select  any one of the options and then, check the boxes next to Groups (to change them into closed groups), if you are the sole owner of a group and the one next to Delete applications, if you are the sole developer of any app.

After doing all these things, when you click on Confirm, It will ask you your password and a security check (captcha code)

after doing these, your Facebook account will be “deactivated”.

BUT, what is this!!, whenever you will log in again in the future with your username-password, your account will be reactivated and all the data (photos, comments etc) will be intact as you left it. means in reality nothing will be deleted and you information will still be with Facebook even after de-activating your account.

Well so how do we really get off Facebook ?

Here’s how: Read the rest of this entry

Fun Fact #5


The Word SET has the most number of definitions in the English language.

It has 464 definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary!

Professor Quirrell in real life


All of you who have seen or read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, must be knowing who Professor Quirrell was, for those who haven’t – well he was a teacher and had a face on the back of his head which was an evil magician Lord Voldemort… anyways.. so, he looked like this

And well, you would be surprised if I tell you that such a person did exist in real life too, He had a head at the back of his head! His name was Edward Mordrake.

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Quotable Quotes #2


Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say

Paulo Coelho

Fun Fact #4


Here is a way to have fun with Microsoft Windows.

Did you know that you cannot Create a folder named CON anywhere on windows? Try it. . .

Were you able to create the folder? On windows 7 , It gives an error like this :

Why? Is it magic? Is it a Bug?

Actually no, the answer is that no it’s not a bug or some magic either. and, In general you can’t create any file named CON on windows either. The reason behind it is pretty simple – CON is a reserve name and it stands for CONsole – i.e. the screen on which Everything is displayed, so by creating a file named CON you would be able to access the screen directly by editing the file named CON which is not wanted. So this name is disabled by Microsoft.

But, there is a way by which you can access the Console, or at least see what is in it

Go to command prompt, and type

>COPY readme.txt CON

where, readme.txt is any text file containing some data. The file must be created in the same directory from which you are giving this command.

What this will do is, it will copy the contents of readme.txt file to the console and it would be visible on the command prompt.

Apart from CON there are some other names too which are not allowed on Windows like – COM1, COM2, LPT1, LPT2,PRN,NUL  as these are used for serial ports, modem ports etc.

Wood Magic!


I will teach you a Magic trick today!

Can you do this?

here the nail is driven through the center two blocks, there is no holes on the side blocks and there is no space on the top of the middle blocks either.

How will you do this?

Guess!!??

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Quotable Quotes #1


It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

— Albus Dumbledore

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