Tricky Questions

How many of these can you get? Especially the last 4 are challenging. They are great for bars.

Q1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

Q2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

Q3. A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, "that's nothing, I can stay under water for 10 minutes using no type of equipment or air pockets!" The magician told the kid if he could do that, he'd give him \$10,000. The kid did it and won the money. Can you figure out how?

Q4. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

Q5. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away?

Q6. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Q7. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching!

Q8. You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Q9. If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Q11. Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Now how many could you answer?

A1. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.

A2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

A3. The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.

A4. Colour and Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the barrel. You will be able to tell which water came from which jug.

A5. The answer is Charcoal. In Homer Simpson's words: hmmmm... Barbecue.

A6. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

A7. The letter "e", which is the most common letter in the English language, does not appear once in the long paragraph

A8. If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

A9. If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?!

A10. Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator!

A11. Nunu? NO! Of course not. The fifth daughter is Mary. Read the question again.

March 12, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 11 March 10

ControlPad can help turn the numeric keypad on your keyboard to a Windows command execution system - Execute any program, open any document, open any web address or send any series of keystrokes to the OS. It's easy to use, press and hold the * key on the numeric keypad, for about a second, enter any keyword or numeric code into the pop up window. Pressing the code followed by Enter will execute the associated command. Commands can be easily configured through this interface, and instead of numeric codes words can be used. For laptops (without a numeric keypad), there is a special Laptop Mode feature which uses F12 (press and hold) instead of * as the launch key. ControlPad is highly customizable. You can: Configure the location of your commands file - for easy backup, Change almost every aspect of the user interface (colors, transparency, size, font), Change sounds / add your own sound sets. ControlPad is equipped with a simple installer and uninstaller, does not register anything in the Windows registry.

xVideoServiceThief

xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) can help download video clips from a lot of websites, currently supports 75+. It also facilitates conversion of each video to most popular formats like AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, and MP3. xVideoServiceThief 's other features include Drag & Drop functions: Drag and Drop the video link directly to the xVideoServiceThief; Session Manager to save and restore download lists; Pause and resume downloads; Simultaneous downloads - Download more than one video at same time; Download Log: Save a list with all downloaded video (Date + Title + URL); Children protection: Disable adult website support; Choice of websites for download; and Tray Icon functions - xVideoServiceThief can work in background mode.

The xVST is developed under the GNU General Public License.

PIXresizer

PIXresizer is a photo resizing program to easily create web and e-mail friendly versions of images. The reduced files are saved in a different folder, the originals remain unaltered as they are retained in a separate folder. PIXresizer offers several different resizing methods to choose from, and can automatically recognize image sizes to calculate the best fit. It can also convert between image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF), rotate images, convert to grayscale and resize multiple images in a batch mode. The other features of PIXresizer are Simple Four-Step Workflow; Easy 'Apply recommended' option to make it even more user friendly; Works with single files as well as with multiple files, all at once; Can be used to create thumbnails (takes one move on a slider); Smart Ratio Calculation (image proportions can be overruled by the user); EXIF support, JPEG compression, and TIFF compression, DPI settings.

The 3.3. MB PIXresizer for Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7 can be downloaded at http://bluefive.pair.com/PIXresizer.zip

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Please suggest a free disk defrag utility.

You could try the 3.83 MB Quicksys Disk Defrag at
http://www.qdiskdefrag.com/qdiskdefrag_setup.exe
It uses QSICA (Quicksys Intelligent Clusters Allocation)
for clusters optimization.

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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

"We have become irrevocably involved with,
and responsible for, each other."

- Marshall McLuhan

March 5, 2010

'Sir' Sachin Tendulkar

 - Today once again Master-Blaster has proved that why British Prime Minister is suggesting him for the honor of Sir ......... one of the best innings in an ODI from 'The Master', who becomes the 1st person on the planet to score a double hundred ( 2JJ ) in an ODI. "Sir" Tendulkar   Just have look at the records held by Sachin Tendulkar. New Records................ 1.        Highest Run scorer in the Test Cricket 2.        First Cricketer to pass 12000 run in the Test Cricket Records Held by Sachin Tendulkar 1.        Highest Run scorer in the ODI 2.        Most number of hundreds in the ODI 41 3.        Most number of nineties in the ODI 4.        Most number of man of the matches(56) in the ODI's 5.        Most number of man of the series(14) in ODI's 6.        Best average for man of the matches in ODI's 7.        First Cricketer to pass 10000 run in the ODI 8.        First Cricketer to pass 15000 run in the ODI 9.        He is the highest run scorer in the world cup (1,796 at an average of 59.87 as on 20 March 2007) 10.        Most number of the man of the matches in the world cup 11.        Most number of runs 1996 world cup 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16 12.        Most number of runs in the 2003 world cup 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup 13.        He was Player of the World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. 14.        Most number of Fifties in ODI's 87 15.        Appeared in Most Number of ODI's 407 16.        He is the only player to be in top 10 ICC ranking for 10 years. 17.        Most number of 100's in test's 38 18.        He is one of the three batsmen to surpass 11,000 runs in Test cricket, and the first Indian to do so 19.        He is thus far the only cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honor 20.        In 2003, Wisden rated  Tendulkar as d No. 1 and Richards at No. 2 in all time Greatest ODI player 21.        In 2002, Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman. 22.        he was involved in unbroken 664-run partnership in a Harris Shield game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, 23.        Tendulkar is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts 24.        In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire 25.        Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them. 26.        Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODI's 7 times 27.        Tendulkar has scored 1894 runs in calendar year in ODI's most by any batsman 28.        He is the highest earning cricketer in the world 29.        He has the least percentage of the man of the matches awards won when team looses a match.. Out of his 56 man of the match awards only 5 times India has lost. 30.        Tendulkar most number man of match awards(10) against Australia 31.        In August of 2003, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by                    Zee News. 32.        In November 2006, Time magazine named Tendulkar as one of the Asian Heroes. 33.        In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year 34.        The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi                   among others. 35.        Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket 36.        Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 75 centuries in international cricket:79 centuries 37.        Has the most overall runs in cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), as of 30 June 2007 he had accumulated almost 26,000 runs overall. 38.        Is second on the most number of runs in test cricket just after Brian Lara 39.        Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,271 runs                   in 128 matches 40.        The 20 century partnerships for opening pair with Sourav Ganguly is a world record 41.        Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999 42.        Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid 43.        Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998 44.        Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs (41 Centuries and 87 Fifties)(as of 18th Nov, 2007) 45.        the only player ever to cross the 13,000-14,000 and 15,000 run marks IN ODI. 46.        Highest individual score among Indian batsmen (186* against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999). 47.        The score of 186* is listed the fifth highest score recorded in ODI matches 48.        Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations. 49.        Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs 50.        Most number of Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds 51.        Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185 52.        On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant in the world 53.        When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century 54.        Tendulkar's record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record 55.        Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side 56.        Tendulkar has scored centuries against all test playing nations.[7] He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten 57.        Tendulkar has 4 seasons in test cricket with 1000 or more runs - 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs).[6] Gavaskar is the only           other Indian with four seasons of 1000+ runs 58.        He is second most number of seasons with over 1000 runs in world. 59.        On 3 January 2007 Sachin Tendulkar (5751) edged past Brian Lara's (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home 60.        Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings 61.        Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches 62.        Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara. 63.        Tendulkar is fourth on the list of players with most Test caps. Steve Waugh (168 Tests), Allan Border (158 Tests), Shane Warne (145 Tests) have appeared in more                   games than Tendulkar 64.        Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches(144) for India (Kapil Dev is second with 131 Test appearances). 65.        First to 25,000 international runs 66.        Tendulkar's 25,016 runs in international cricket include 14,537 runs in ODI's, 10,469 Tests runs and 10 runs in the lone Twenty20 that India has played. 67.        On December 10, 2005, Tendulkar made his 35th century in Tests at Delhi against Sri Lanka. He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 centuries to become the                   man with the most number of hundreds in Test cricket. 68.        Tendulkar is the only player who has 150 wkts and more than 15000 runs in  ODI 69.        Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wkts and more than 11000 runs in  Tests 70.        Only batsman to have 100 hundreds in the first class cricket So Pass this to all your friends who are indians and take pride to be an indian !!!!!

Vande Mataram

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March 4, 2010

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