I’m so sick of emails some people send me saying that “Please forward this e mail if you have a heart” or “Please forward this message to everyone you know” or “Please help to save a life”. They claim they are so authentic (yeah, and I’m Superman in disguise). It might be something else like “forward this 100 time and it will bring you fortune. The last one I got was named “Fwd: Pleeeeease forward …it costs nothing 2 u.”. Costs nothing?!!! It costs my patience, my nerves, my bandwidth, my time and sometime my sense also when I notice the sender is sometimes an IT student!

I won’t mind promoting a cause which I know of and I could verify, like the fund raiser to support a university student who was dying from a cancer. But all the other things which no one can verify the validity (which is the common case) are not going to pass though me.

To make it clear I’ll just say: “Those mails are hoaxes, so stop spamming!”. Give some thought on these points. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese! 😉

1. E mail systems were never designed to track E mails.

E mail were never designed with a facility to track the emails sent. Later facilities were added to support delivery receipts and return receipts. But this is just for the servers. This means that as far as I know Microsoft, AOL or any other (unless of course they are employing Hana Gitelman) *cannot* track any emails you send.

2. There’s no reliable way I know of which can track data across the Internet

Internet had a vast number of server interconnected in some means. I guess all of you remember that basic introduction. So,… when you send a mail, that piece of data travels thought this forest of servers, through numerous nodes and so on. Some servers strip data from that, some add to that. So don’t expect that there’s a reliable technique to track e mail. So what ever some mails claim, it is not effective up to my knowledge.

3. You are helping Spammers!

I once got a chain mail which had over 2000 e mail addresses in it. Yes! over 2000. Some were wide open to read. Some were hidden in the header. However, should a spammer get his/her hand on that mail (which I’m pretty sure of) he/she will have another 2000+ e mail adresses to their database. Just imagine the number of e mail addresses passing in the Internet in pure text format!

It is believed that most of these chain mails originate from professional spammers. 🙂 And I’ve seen some locally originated stuff too. Whatever the cause may be, it’ll still be for spammers advantage.

4. You are offending/harming others

By including your friends e mail addresses in a spam mail list, you are doing a harm to them. Then you are also affecting their productivity, time, bandwidth, etc. You also expose them to phishing and other forms of scams, and also could carry malware like trojans, worms, spyware, etc. If you don’t listen to any other reason, at least stop because of this security concern. Need I say anything more? You know the pain for yourself.

5. You are harming yourself

By continuously sending chain mails, you are not only jeopardizing your friends, but also damaging your credibility and reputation. 

Some of these mails will tell a heart touching story of a sick child, sick husband or someone like that and mention something like “AOL and Microsoft will track this e mail and contribute 5 cents per every message you forward”. Else it might me like “Dialog is offering brand new free Nokia phones, forward this 100 times to qualify for a N95 draw.” Sounds familiar? It should be. I doubt some of you have even been forwarding such mails. If so please give up in the name of real people suffering from your spam.

I know most (if not all) of the people who send me these kind of emails have a good intention of supporting an innocent soul. But I’m so sorry to tell you that there are jerks you are feeding upon your good human soul. So please stop, now. You are not helping anyone. No you are not donating anything when you forward those mail. For make the point clear, no one is tracking how many times you send that e mail. So stop hitting forward button in vain.

If you are not ready to take my word for it try googling to be ashamed of continuing chain mails. For those who are too lazy to click on that link, I’ll list a few things you should see.

Your mails will not be tracked, will not be counted, will not help, will not bring good luck, will not win you prices, will not do any good.

Drop spamming your friends today!

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Hansika Motwani


Web 2.0 is the next age of websites.. Just like robots were to normal machines and super computers were for computers.

Web 1.0 can be known as Web-as-information source. These websites cannot be altered and content in it could be modified and updated by the website owner only. 

Web 2.0 is Web-as-interaction source. These websites offer users of the websites to update, modify cotent in it, thus making the websites more interactive. 

As you can see, most of the networking sites like orkut, flickr, facebook are all web2.0.

For that matter, even wikipedia,imdb.com are also web2.0.

Its as good as having a room discussion online. thats Web 2.0 for you. 

It has many many many internal components. I am still learning on this. My suggestion for you is to go thru the education videos of youtube on web2.0. You will understand what I spoke of. 


Patriotism!!!

09Oct08

        I use to browse across youtube weekly once.  This week i found some amazing footages emphasizing patriotism and unity. I loved it a  lot, so i am posting it too.It can touch your soul too..have a look at it.. 

 

 

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Itz hard time that people recognize me in different ways.. I don’t remember correctly,  but it might be the first week of september. It was during an international christian federation (ICF) meeting, its like a small gathering where you can meet new people..esp. a lot of americans. I met an american, he is also a student. We introduced ourselves and started to speak about trivial matters (as usual 🙂 ),.. its the best way to start any nice relationship. Suddenly he started to speak about his previous year visit to colombo. He narrated about the beauty of the city and some names of places in and around colombo(which still I couldn remember 😦  ). I was amazed to learn a lot about the city, which was near to my native.  But he went on speaking about sri lanka for more than 30 mintues. I was bit bored. I was trying to change topics in the middle 🙂 .. He went on for an hour.  But at the end only i came to know that he mistook me as a srilankan ( since my name ends with muthiah 😦 & my face is similar to a srilankan ..this is the explanation he gave me).. I clarified him that I am a pure Indian :)..and my forefathers were also Indians but they got settled in srilanka during british imperialistic days and they migrated to India in 1960’s before the ethnic war started. (Then he started to narrate about his visit to chennai.. athu separate story 😦  ). 

 I have another experience too.  But it is very bad when compared with the previous one.  An Indian friend  mistook me in this case and that too a tamilian.. He mistook me as a gujarati (they call it as gujju here). We were speaking in english during each of our conversation 😦  . We dont know the fact that the other one is a tamilian. Eventually we were laughing like something when we came to know that 🙂 🙂 🙂


It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle? 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. How? ……….By your reaction. You cannot control a red light. but you can control your reaction. Don’t let people fool you; YOU can control how you react. Let’s use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home. When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why? …. Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day? A) Did the coffee cause it? B) Did your daughter cause it? C) Did the policeman cause it? D) Did you cause it? The answer is “D”. You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, “Its ok honey, you just need to be more careful next time”. Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having. Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different. Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction. Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle. If someone says something negative about you, don’t be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don’t have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc. How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it. You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job. The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take outpour frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it. The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It CAN change your life!!!


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இன்று சற்று வித்யாசமாக தமிழில்  குறிப்பெடு எழுதலாம் என்று ஆசை கொண்டேன்   ..:)

இன்று நான் அறிந்த தகவலை பகிர்ந்து கொள்ள விரும்புகிறேன் .தமிழ் நாட்டில் இருக்கும் தமிழர்கள் தமிழின் பெருமையை முழுவதும் உணர்வதில்லை .

இங்கு வந்த பிறகு தான் என்னாலும் உணர முடிந்தது.  😦  .உலக அரங்கில் மற்ற  இந்திய மொழிகளை விட தமிழ் தனித்து விளங்கு கிறது.மற்ற மொழியர்கள் தமிழின் பெருமையை நன்கு அறிந்து உள்ளனர்.

சில தகவல்கள்:

தமிழ் இந்திய மாநிலமான தமிழ்நாட்டின் ஆட்சி மொழியாகும். அத்துடன் இந்திய அரசியலமைப்பின் கீழ் தேசிய மொழிகளாக அங்கீகரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள 22 மொழிகளுள் ஒன்றாகவும் உள்ளது. இலங்கையில் மூன்று ஆட்சி மொழிகளுள் தமிழும் ஒன்று. இந்தியாவில்தமிழ்நாடு மாநிலத்திலும் அந்தமான் நிக்கோபார் தீவுகள்பாண்டிச்சேரி ஆகிய ஒன்றியப் பகுதிகளிலும் தமிழ் அரச அலுவல் மொழியாக இருக்கிறது. சிங்கப்பூர் நாட்டிலும் தேசிய மொழிகளுள் ஒன்றாகத் தமிழ் இடம் பெற்றுள்ளது. தென்னாபிரிக்காவிலும் தமிழுக்குஅரசியலமைப்பு அங்கீகாரம் உள்ளது. மலேசியாவிலும் முதல் நான்கு முகமை மொழிகளில் தமிழும் இடம்பெற்றுள்ளது. மலேசியாவில் தொடக்க இடைநிலைப்பள்ளிகளில் தமிழ் கற்பிக்கப்படுகிறது. நாடு முழுவதும் 525 தமிழ்த் தொடக்கப்பள்ளிகள் அரசுப் பள்ளிகளாக இயங்குகின்றன.

இந்தியாவிலும் வெளி நாடுகளிலும் உள்ள பல தமிழ் அமைப்புக்களினதும், அறிஞர்களினதும் நீண்ட கால முயற்சிகளைத் தொடர்ந்து [6] இந்திய அரசினால் தமிழ் ஒரு செம்மொழியாக அங்கீகரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இவ்வாறு அங்கீகாரம் பெற்றுள்ள முதல் இந்திய மொழி தமிழாகும். இந்திய நாடாளுமன்றத்தின் இரு அவைகளினதும் கூட்டுக் கூட்டமொன்றின்போது, 2004 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஜூன் 6 ஆம் நாள் இந்திய குடியரசுத் தலைவர் டாக்டர் அப்துல் கலாம் அவர்களால் இவ்வறிவிப்பு வெளியிடப்பட்டது.[7]

இப்படிப்பட்ட ஒரு இனிமையான மொழியை தாய் மொழியாக கொண்டதில் பெருமையும் மகிழ்ச்சியும்  அடைகிறேன் ..வாழ்க தமிழ்!! வளர்க தமிழ் !!

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 விக்கிப்பெடிய( தகவல்மற்றும் க்வில்‌ப்யாட்(தமிழ் எழுத்துகள்  உபயோகிப்பதற்கு)..