Thursday, July 29, 2010


1. Breath Deep. More air in means more oxygen in the blood and therefore in the brain. Breath through your nose and you'll notice that you use your diaphragm more, drawing air deeper into your lungs. Several deep breaths can also help to relax you, which is conducive to clearer thinking.
2. Meditate. A simple meditation you can do right now is just closing your eyes and paying attention to your breath. Tensing up your muscles and then relaxing them to start may help. When your mind wanders, just bring your attention back to your breath. Five or ten minutes of this will usually relax you, clear your mind, and leave you more ready for any mental task.
3. Sit up Straight. Posture affects your thinking process. Prove it to yourself by doing math in your head while slouching, looking at the floor and letting your mouth hang open. Then do the mental math while sitting up straight, keeping your mouth closed and looking forward or slightly upwards. You'll notice that it's easier to think with the latter posture.
4. Good Thinking Habits. Just use a problem solving technique for several weeks and it will become a habit. Redesign everything you see for a while, and that will become a habit. You can develop many good thinking habits with some effort, and then be more resourceful effortlessly from that point on. Use the power of habit.
5. Use Dead Time. This is time that is otherwise wasted or just under-utilized. Driving time, time spent in waiting rooms, or even time spent raking your yard can be included in this. With a tape player and a trip to a public library, you can start to use this time to listen to books-on-tape. You may spend 200 hours a year in your car. What could you learn in that time?
6. Learn a Language. Learning a new language has been shown to halt the age-related decline in brain function. It also introduces your mind to new concepts and new ways of looking at things (in English we are afraid, whereas in Spanish we have fear). It is one of the best brain exercises.
7. Rosemary. This common herb may have an effect on the brain when the scent is inhaled. We are waiting for the research, but some people swear that just sniffing rosemary wakes up their brain. It seems safe, so if you have rosemary in your spice rack, give it a try.
8. Mindfulness Exercises. Concentration and clear thinking are more or less automatic once you remove distractions. Learn to stop and watch your busy mind. As you notice things that are subtly bothering you, deal with them. This might mean making a phone call you need to make, or putting things on a list so you can forget them for now. With practice, this becomes easier, and your thinking becomes more powerful.
9. Write. Writing is good for your mind in a number of ways. It is a way to tell your memory what is important, so you'll recall things more easily in the future. It is a way to clarify your thinking. It is a way to exercise your creativity and analytical ability. Diaries, idea-journals, poetry, note-taking and story-writing are all ways to use writing to boost your brain power.
10. Listen to Mozart/Music. In a study at the University of California, researchers found that children who studied piano and sang daily in chorus, were much better at solving puzzles, and when tested, scored 80% higher in spatial intelligence than the non-musical group. In another study, 36 students were given three spatial reasoning tests on a standard IQ test. Just before the first test, they listened to Mozart's sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448 for ten minutes. Before the second test, they listened to a relaxation tape. Before the third, they sat in silence. The average scores for all 36 students: 1st test: 119. 2nd test: 111. 3rd test: 110. A nine-point boost from Mozart!
11. Develop Your Intuition. Intuition can be an important part of brainpower. Einstein and others have relied heavily on their intuitive hunches. We can have a separate topic* on how to develop our intuition.
12. Avoid Foods that Cause Subtle Allergies. These can include wheat, corn, peanuts and dairy products. Watch yourself to see if you have a problem with any of these. They cause digestive problems and brain fog in some people.
13. Sleep Better. As long as you get a certain amount of sleep - probably a minimum of five hours - the quality seems to be more important than the quantity. Also, short naps in the afternoon seem to work well to recharge the brain for some people. Sleep LESS and have MORE energy by optimizing your sleep patterns in order to create an abundance of energy in your life.
14. Caffeine. The research shows higher test scores for students who drink coffee before major exams. In other studies, it has been shown that too much caffeine leads to poorer quality decisions. Caffeine affects individuals differently, and has some nasty long-term side effects for some of us, but short-term - it works!
15. Avoid Sugar. Any simple carbohydrates can give you "brain fog." Sometimes called the "sugar blues" as well, this sluggish feeling makes it hard to think clearly. It results from the insulin rushing into the bloodstream to counteract the sugar rush. Avoid pasta, sugars, white bread and potato chips before any important mental tasks.
16. Hypnosis Audios. The power of suggestion is real, and one way to use it is with hypnosis tapes, CD's or downloads. This type of brain "programming" has more evidence for it than subliminal.
17. Speed Reading. Contrary to what many believe, your comprehension of material often goes up when you learn to speed-read. You get to learn a lot more in less time, and it is definitely a good brain exercise.
18. Exercise. Long term exercise can boost brainpower, which isn't surprising. Anything that affects physical health in a positive way probably helps the brain too. Recent research, though, shows that cognitive function is improved immediately after just ten minutes of aerobic exercise. If you need a brain recharge, you might want to walk up and down the stairs a few times.
19. Imaginary Friends. Talking to and getting advice from characters in your mind can be a great way to access the information in your subconscious mind. Imagine a conversation with a person who has a lot of knowledge in the area you want advice in.
20. Develop Your Creativity. Creativity gives power to your thinking. Raw computation can be done by computers now, but humans provide the creative thought that shapes our world. We can have a separate topic* on developing your creativity.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What is Faith

Don't miss even a single word… Every second is worth reading ... Too good..

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

So you believe in God?

Absolutely, sir.

Prof :
Is God good?


Is God all-powerful?

Student :

My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.

Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student is silent.)

You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?


Is Satan good?

Student :

Where does Satan come from?

From...God.. .

That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?


Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?


So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

Yes, sir.

So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.
Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

No, sir.

Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

No, sir.

Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Yet you still believe in Him?


According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist.
What do you say to that, son?

Nothing. I only have my faith.

Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Professor, is there such a thing as heat?


And is there such a thing as cold?


No sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student :
Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.
But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go
any further after that.

There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of
.. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student :
You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright
light, flashing light....But if
you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In
reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make
darkness darker, wouldn't you?

So what is the point you are making, young man?

Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Flawed? Can you explain how?

Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student :
Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so.. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent.. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable. )

I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

That is it sir... The link between man & God is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. ..and if'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't you?....
this is a true story

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How to Play VU Lectures on DVD Player

One of our friend has asked how to run VU lectures on DVD or on TV. Dear friends there are Two Methods to run the lectures on TV, but mind you both of them involve money, Theses are:

  1. First Method involves one time expenditure of money and that is simply to buy a TV out Card for your PC. Just install it in your PC and watch all lectures on TV while running then from PC. Here it does not matter which format you are playing as it is being played on PC and display is your TV.

  2. Second Method involves recurring money expenditure as you have to buy DVDs for burning your lectures on DVD and then running it on DVD Player. However this may be reduced if you have a new DVD Player with USB Drive Support. Here is the procedure to convert your real player files to DV Format.

How To Covert Real Media Files to DVD Format

  1.  First of all download the Mpeg Encoder Ultimate.
  2. Install it and register it.
  3. Now just change the output format to any format which is liked by your DVD Player.
  4. Convert Videos and burn it on DVD, Now play it and run it on DVD Player.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recover Hard Drive Data

Hard drive data recovery refers to the act of retrieving important information from the hard drive that cannot be recovered with the use of ordinary retrieval processes. There are several reasons why computer users want to retrieve data. One of the most common reasons is when the drive crashed. Another reason is that there are physical damages in the drive. Knowing the real cause is very important to successfully lost hard drive data.
How do I recover hard drive data? Recovering data from the drive requires attention and commitment from computer users. Before starting the process, it is important to make sure that the computer has the minimum system requirements. Below are the steps that you need to follow to make sure that you recover important data from your hard drive successfully.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Laptop or PC that features any of the following operating systems like Windows 1998, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003
  • 64 megabytes RAM


  1. Restart the computer and make sure that the system is identified by the BIOS.
  2. After restarting the system, press esc, f2 or del to enter BIOS.
  3. As soon as you enter BIOS, a summary screen will appear, which indicates that the hard drive is still detected by the computer system.
  4. Purchase a new disk and a new operating system.
  5. Install the system in the computer and attach the corrupted hard drive to the computer’s second cable.
  6. If you are using a SATA laptop, you need to attach it to a desktop that has SATA.
  7. However, if you are using an IDE laptop, then you need to attach it to a desktop with IDE using USB.
  8. As soon as the drive is ready, then you can start retrieving your lost data.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you are having problems retrieving the data, you can look at the USER file because this is where the main files of the computer are located.
  • If ever that the summary screen does not appear in step 3, you need to seek help from computer technicians or computer engineers to recover the corrupted data in your hard drive.
  • To avoid experiencing problems related to the lost of hard drive data, it is best that you always create back-up for the important data.
  • You can make back-up data by storing them in external drives and disks.
  • Whenever you encounter problem related to the retrieval of data, do not hesitate to seek advice from professionals.

How To Recover Hard Drive Data?

Hard Drive data recovery is the process of recovering lost data from a hard drive when the data cannot be readily accessed through normal retrieval methods. Whether your hard drive has locked up or has completely crashed there is a good chance the data can be recovered by using a variety of hard drive data recovering techniques.
Reasons for Hard Drive Crashes
Hard drive crashes occur for a variety of reasons. One of the main causes for a full blown hard drive crash is generally attributed to a hardware issues. The hard drive is a magnetic disc which spins and has an extended arm that collected data from any area of the hard drive. If the arm fails to function or the motor overheats or stops spinning, then there is a chance your hard drive will crash rendering data seemingly inaccessible from all hard drive areas. Hard drive crashes can also be caused by corrupted registry files or system files. Viruses, Spyware, adware, and Trojan horses can also cause system file corruption resulting in a hard drive crash.
Determining the Actual Cause of a Hard Drive Crash
To determine whether your hard drive has crashed due to mechanical failure or a software related problem is relatively simple. Check whether the flashing light in front of your computer case is blinking or not. If the light is flashing but the computer is not booting up, then the problem may be software related; and in most cases the cause is either virus related or due to a corrupted system file. These types of hard drive crashes can generally be recovered by reinstalling the operating system.
If the flashing light in the front of the computer case is not blinking, it indicates that there is no hard drive activity and is generally attributed to a mechanical problem. In this scenario a qualified computer technician may be needed to fix problematic hard drive issues.
Physical Damage
Most physical damage to a hard drive, such as failed motors or head crashes, cannot be repaired by typical computer users. Physical damage of a hard drive often results in some data loss and in most cases you may not be able to recover all the lost data. However, the physical damage can also result in the damage of the logical structures of the file system which prevents file system structures from being completely written to the hard drive.
If the hard drive has any physical damage, you need to seek a technical expert to assist in recovery or choose a data recovery company to recover as much data as possible. Most hard drive data recovery firms utilize the latest tools like magnetometers to retrieve the lost bits from the magnetic media. The recovered raw bits from the damaged hard drive are used to construct a new disk image, and the logical damage can be repaired.
The Role of Hard Drive Data Recovery Software Programs
Hard drive data recovery software programs play a major role in recovering hard drive data. You will find several companies that offer these types of programs. Most will automatically create backup copies of all your files and folders reducing the worry of potential data loss. A good hard drive data recovery program can recover all the important files or folders which vanish after partition loss, accidental format, file or directory deletion, software malfunction or even a virus attack. Whether you accidentally delete the files or your computer crashes, data recovery software can locate the lost files and recover them from your hard drive.
The main contexts where hard drive data recovery software is found useful include:
1. Missing file or directory
2. Formatted hard drive
3. Deleted file or directory
4. Unbootable hard drive
5. Inaccessible hard drive
6. Recovery of deleted files and folders on FAT and NTFS hard drive or partitions
7. Data recovery on damaged FAT and NTFS partitions
8. Damaged or corrupted partition table
The majority of hard drive data recovery software programs currently available is easy to install, user friendly, and is virtually self maintaining. However, it's a good idea to purchase these programs from a trusted software supplier.
Most software companies understand the consumer's need to be assured of value and ease of use, so if the data recovery software you selected has a trail offer, it may be a good idea to give it a test drive before you make a purchase.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Survey! Question! Read! Recite! Review!

Before you read, Survey the chapter:
·         the title, headings, and subheadings
·         captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps
·         review questions or teacher-made study guides
·         introductory and concluding paragraphs summary
Question while you are surveying:
·         Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings into questions;
·         Read questions at the end of the chapters or after each subheading;
·         Ask yourself, "What did my instructor say about this chapter or subject when it was assigned?"
·         Ask yourself, "What do I already know about this subject?"
Note:  If it is helpful to you, write out these questions for consideration. This variation is called SQW3R
When you begin to Read:
·         Look for answers to the questions you first raised;
·         Answer questions at the beginning or end of chapters or study guides
·         Reread captions under pictures, graphs, etc.
·         Note all the underlined, italicized, bold printed words or phrases
·         Study graphic aids
·         Reduce your speed for difficult passages
·         Stop and reread parts which are not clear
·         Read only a section at a time and recite after each section
Recite after you've read a section:
·         Orally ask yourself questions about what you have just read or summarize, in your own words, what you read
·         Take notes from the text but write the information in your own words
·         Underline or highlight important points you've just read
·         Use the method of recitation which best suits your particular learning style but remember, the more senses you use the more likely you are to remember what you read - i.e.,
TRIPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing, saying, hearing-QUADRUPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing , saying , hearing, writing!!!
Review: an ongoing process.
Day One
·         After you have read and recited the entire chapter, write questions in the margins for those points you have highlighted or underlined.
·         If you took notes while reciting, write questions for the notes you have taken in the left hand margins of your notebook.
Day Two
·         Page through the text and/or your notebook to re-acquaint yourself with the important points.
·         Cover the right hand column of your text/note-book and orally ask yourself the questions in the left hand margins.
·         Orally recite or write the answers from memory.
·         Make "flash cards" for those questions which give you difficulty.
·         Develop mnemonic devices for material which need to be memorized.
Days Three, Four and Five
·         Alternate between your flash cards and notes and test yourself (orally or in writing) on the questions you formulated.
·         Make additional flash cards if necessary.
Using the text and notebook, make a Table of Contents - list all the topics and sub-topics you need to know from the chapter. From the Table of Contents, make a Study Sheet/ Spatial Map. Recite the information orally and in your own words