திருக்குறள் (Thirukural)

Thursday, 31 March, 2011

Netherlands in May

At first glance, it looks like a giant child armed with a box of crayons has been set loose upon the landscape. Vivid stripes of purple, yellow, red, pink, orange and green make up a glorious patchwork. Yet far from being a child’s sketchbook, this is, in fact, the northern Netherlands in the middle of tulip season.
The Dutch landscape in May is a kaleidoscope of color as the tulips burst into life. The bulbs are planted in late October and early November.  More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.


Wednesday, 30 March, 2011

Coolest Computer Mice

Road Mice, in the Shape of Your Favorite Car


Attention car lovers, now you can "cruise" the web in style with officially licensed replica of your favorite car with the Road Wireless Mice ($44.95). These Road Mice have 800 dpi resolution for enhanced accuracy and precision, functioning headlights (with on/off switch to save battery life), and even individual VIN serial numbers so you can get personalized registration and title, just like a real car.


World of Warcraft Mouse

What's a World of Warcraft session without a dedicated WOC mouse? That was gaming peripheral makers SteelSeries' sentiments when they created the SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse ($99.99) for its 11 million devoted users. It would take three hands with all digits intact to match the number of buttons on SteelSeries' new World of Warcraft MMO mouse. That's right - 15 programmable buttons grace the rodent's funky cyborgish exterior, and each one of them was designed in conjunction with Blizzard specifically with WoW addicts in mind. The new mouse level's up its macros skillset by affording macros up to 160 characters long, with over 130 predefined commands for drag-and-drop macro creation in place. But you might find yourself spending the majority of your time grinding away at the light scheme. And get this: the world's first WoW mouse boasts no less than 16 million illumination choices with 3 intensity and pulsation levels. Not bad!


Germ-Free Mouse

The IOGear's Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse ($11.99)is coated with a Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Silver (Ag) nano-particle compound, which uses two mechanisms to deactivate enzymes and proteins to prevent a wide spectrum of bacteria, virus, fungi, and algae from surviving on the surface of the mouse. It has been tested and proven effective against the settlement of harmful microbes on the insulated surface, an excellent tool for medical offices, libraries, schools and public computers in general.


Washable Mouse

If the Germ-free mouse doesn't make you feel clean enough, try the Belkin Washable Mouse ($17.69). With a water-resistant design, the washable mouse can endure spills and you can hand-wash it right under a running faucet. Dirt, food, liquids, germs, bacteria--all wash right off with some soap and water.



Wearable Fingertip Mouse

Meet the Ring-Style Fingertip Mouse ($10.50). This Japanese finger-mouse straps onto your index finger and uses an optical sensor to track your pointing -- a thumb-wheel acts as a clicker as well. The mouse is super-compact and intended for use in cramped circumstances -- you can even use your thigh as a mousing surface, who cool is that?

Keypad Mouse

Meet the Adesso AKP-170 Keypad Mouse ($19.99). The 19 Key USB Numeric Keypad and Optical Mouse offers desktop and notebook users an instant benefit of a full-sized, external numeric keypad in a compact form. It functions as a numeric keypad and as an optical mouse it features a wide flip top transparent cover for the keypad and additional scroll wheel for easy web navigation. It is innovative and portable, definitely designed for mobile professionals.

Heart Mouse

Feel the love with every click of the Pat-Says-Now Red Heart Computer Mouse ($45.99). It may not be a heart shaped diamond, but for a computer geek it’s almost equivalent to one.

Hamburger Mouse

This is one burger at the deskop that won't drop any crumbs into your keyboard - the Hamburger Mouse ($19.95). Its deliciously ergonomic design has a guarantee of approximately three million clicks, probably one million more than you'll ever need in your lifetime, unless you're a sucker for point-and-click RPGs such as old school Diablo.

Bamboo Mouse

  Get environmentally-friendly with the 3BTN Bamboo Eco-Friendly Mouse ($16.73). Elegant for the executive, practical for everyone. For right or left hand use, with optical sensing technology, PC and Mac compatible.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2011

Shocking!!! Girl Has To Eat Every 15Mins

An American girl, who suffers from a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight, has to eat every 15 minutes in order to stay alive. Lizzie Velasquez, 21, from Texas, who is a communications student, weighs just 25.4 kg and has almost zero per cent body fat, but is not anorexic. This, despite 60 small meals a day, consisting of between 5,000 and 8,000 calories daily. Velasquez had been born four weeks prematurely and doctors found there was minimal amniotic fluid protecting her in the womb. Genetic experts could not diagnose her illness, and her case fascinated doctors all over the world. Now she is part of a study run by Professor Abhimanyu Garg in Dallas. Garg believes Velasquez may have Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome which causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from the face and body. People with PRS often have triangular and prematurely aged faces with pointy nose.
Lizzie said: “I weigh myself regularly and if I gain even one pound I get really excited. I eat every 15-20 minutes to keep my energy levels up. I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic. When I meet new people I have to say: ‘Hi, I’m Lizzie and I have this rare syndrome, I am NOT anorexic’.”
Lizzie has a brother Chris, 12, and a sister Marina, 15, who are both normal.She was born four weeks prematurely – weighing just 2lb 10oz.
Lizzie’s parents said: “They told us they had no idea how she could have survived. They told us she would never be able to walk, talk or have a normal life. We had to buy dolls’ clothes from the toy store because baby clothes were too big.”
Despite what her appearance might suggest, Lizzie’s brain, bones, internal organs… developed normally, but she nearly died twice: once when her appendix ruptured at 16 and another time at 19, because her blood cells were not multiplying properly (she was critically anemic).Lizzie was born with two brown eyes, but when she was four, her right eye began to change of color and she became blind from that eye.