Windows Xp slow shutdown

How Do I Speed XP's Shutdown?

You could hard-boil an egg in the time it takes some Windows XP systems to shut down. If your PC doesn't know how to say good night, Gracie, try these tips.

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Most expensive antiques

Can you afford it?

A look at some world's most expensive antiques
A silver openface keyless lever chronograph watch (L) and an over sized silver hour angle aviator's wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds are pictured during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva April 1, 2011. The items signed Longines, formerly the property of Air Marshal Italo Balbo and received probably from Col. Charles Lindberg for the wristwatch, carry a price estimate between US$ 30,000 and 50,000. 

A look at some world's most expensive antiques
Mathias Rajani, Danish luxury product company Aesir's chief commercial officer, holds a model of his company's new mobile phone during a press presentation in Moscow September 5, 2011. It doesn't do email, the internet, have a camera, games or GPS navigation, but a new mobile phone from Denmark is literally solid gold. Danish retailer Aesir said it hopes to sell its $57,400, limited-edition 18-carat gold phones to Moscow's fashion-forward elite. 

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Block Strangers on Facebook

Stop strangers from contacting you on Facebook

Eager to stop people you don't know from sending messages or friend requests on Facebook? Follow these three easy steps so it won't happen again
Facebook offers a gateway for sharing your thoughts, memories, and pictures with friends and family. Unfortunately, spammers are hard at work trying to take advantage of all that information, sending messages and friend requests to people they want to market to or scam. Even worse, creepy people might befriend you based on looks alone.
To avoid receiving messages or friend requests from people you don't know, you just need to tweak a few of the privacy settings on Facebook. Doing so will save people who get a lot of these requests some hassle, and will ensure that you don't inadvertently accept friend requests from strangers.
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Duplicates in Bollywood

We look at lookalikes in Bollywood trying to cash in on the glamour of established stars.

 (Source: Mail Today)

Two much!
There are many in the industry who feel Nidhi Subbaiaha, the Oh My God actress looks absolutely similar to Chitrangada Singh. Says Nidhi, 'I get that all the time, but I don't want to be somebody's mirror image. I think Chitrangda is gorgeous, but I am my own person."

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Google Maps tricks on Android

Android tip: 5 gotta-know Google Maps tricks

5 must know tips for Google Maps on Android Android tip: 5 gotta know Google Maps tricksWish you could send customized Google Maps directions from your desktop to your phone—or save a map to your phone’s memory for when you’re out of wireless range? Done. Also: get a 3D view of your maps, zoom in with a single finger, and more.

1. Zoom in with one finger

Want to zoom in on a location, but don’t have an extra hand free for “pinching” the screen? Try this…
  • Double-tap the screen, and keep your fingertip pressed on the display after the second tap.
  • Now, slide your fingertip up and down the screen; as you do, the map will zoom in and out.
Another option: add “+” and “-” zoom buttons in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Tap the “overflow menu” key (the column of three dots in the bottom-right corner of the screen) and tap the Settings, Display.
  • Check the box next to “Zoom Buttons.”
  • Go back to Maps, and you’ll see two little “+” and “-” buttons in the bottom corner of the display.
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India's cricket records

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Record-man Sachin Tendulkar has many to his name, but the most memorable and difficult to beat would be his amazing feat of ‘a ton of tons’.

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The safest hands in slips, Rahul Dravid holds the world record for most number of Test catches by a non-wicketkeeper fielder. His tally – 210.

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Common myths about Exercise

Busted! 7 Most Common Fitness Myths

The definition and idea of fitness is often misunderstood by people and their minds are ingrained with numerous myths about the same.
Read through the article to know the most common fitness myths.

Cool Pics

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Top 10 Largest Funerals

Some people touch us in an amazing way. When they pass away their funeral becomes a public affair where people who have often only seen them on TV perform a public outpouring of emotion. I may be lucky to have two or three people attend my funeral. Some people have had a few more though. Occasionally around the world there are people whose funeral brings millions of people onto the street to mourn. Here are the biggest ones.

01. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was known as the Princess of the People. The world was shocked by her sudden death and in the UK she turned overnight from an oft ridiculed Princess, into a national heroine. The funeral of Diana was held in London on September 6th 1997. The procession drew an estimated three million mourners, who lined the streets of London to pay homage to their Princess. 09 more after the break...

Smartest People

The 16 Smartest People on Earth

IQ is a problematic measure of intelligence. Many have never been tested, while others have taken the test many times to improve their scores. Still, psychologists consider it the best measurement of intelligence out there.

So who has the highest score?

The World Genius Directory, created by Dr. Jason Betts, is a fluid list of the world's top mind compiled from certified IQ tests sent in by listees. Betts says his site is the definitive ranking.

"Other [IQ] websites had existed, and some still do, but they are based and limited by local constraints, for example, written in Spanish, for Europeans only, only accept their friends' tests, and so on," Betts told us in an email. The directory "has no preferences nor bias, except test quality."  

The average score on an IQ test is 100. Most people fall within the 85 to 114 range. Any score over 140 is considered a high IQ. A score over 160 is considered a genius IQ.

If you're wondering, Betts includes himself on the directory. His IQ is 168.

Courtesy: Ivan Ivec16. Ivan Ivec has an IQ of 169


Ivec specializes in high end IQ tests, competitions and statistics. He's a member of Croatia's MENSA and teaches advanced mathematics.

Ivec has puzzle competitions and other tests of academic strength on his website.

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Angry cricket

When cricketers lost their cool

Their is no shortage of energy, passion and the desire to win in the game of cricket. However, the gentleman’s game is a sport involving the least amount of physical contact with the opposition and some of the hot-headed cricketers can sometimes feel a little deprived of ways to express their emotions to the full extent. (Besides, not everyone is expected to be a Master Blaster who lets his bat do all the talking.) There are times when cricketers lose their cool and the game loses its gentlemanliness. Here’s a look at some famous incidents of cricketers being involved in strong verbal exchanges.

When cricketers lost their cool (© Reuters)
India's Sreesanth celebrates after dismissing Australia's Symonds during their second one-day international cricket match in Kochi.

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Jaspal Bhatti dies in road accident

Jaspal Bhatti dies in road accidentZeenews Bureau
Jaspal Bhatti, the man who made all of us laugh our hearts out with his ‘Flop Show’ and ‘Ulta Pulta’ comedy, is no more.

57-year-old Bhatti, along with his son Jasraj and the lead actress Suril Gautam of his upcoming film ‘Power Cut’ were on their way to Jalandhar from Bhatinda for a promotional event. The car in which the three were travelling collided with a tree on Thursday at around 1am. Jasraj and Suril were severely injured and were rushed to a hospital, while Bhatti succumbed to his injuries.

Bhatti’s cremation is scheduled to take place on Thursday evening. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

The 1980s and early 1990s saw the emergence of Bhatti as a cult figure. A common man could relate with his satirical take on the socio-economic state of affairs and the problems of aam aadmi.

He had graduated in electrical engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh and had worked as a cartoonist with a reputed media house before venturing into TV.

Basic wireless routers problem

Troubleshooting Home Network Router Problems

By , Guide

You've carefully followed all the instructions in the network router setup guide, but for whatever reason your network isn't working. Perhaps everything functioned before and just started failing suddenly, or maybe you've spent days or weeks trying to get through the initial installation. Use these troubleshooting guidelines to isolate and solve network problems involving your router: Keep in mind there may be more than one issue involved.

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Iron Man 3

Iron_Man_3 movie poster
Release Date: May 3, 2013 (3D/2D theaters)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Shane Black
Screenwriter: Drew Pearce, Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of "Tales of Suspense" (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man" (#1) in May of 1968.

"Iron Man 3" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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Cure for Dengue

Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue

It could be a miracle cure for dengue. And the best part is you can make it at home.
The juice of the humble papaya leaf has been seen to arrest the destruction of platelets that has been the cause for so many deaths this dengue season. Ayurveda researchers have found that enzymes in the papaya leaf can fight a host of viral infections, not just dengue, and can help regenerate platelets and white blood cells.
Scores of patients have benefited from the papaya leaf juice, say doctors.

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11 digits Mobile Numbers in india

India may run out of mobile numbers by 2013

Summary: Current 10-digit series is fast approaching limit, with the country's subscriber base estimated to surpass one billion, and an inefficient number allocation system.
All current mobile phone number series in India are rapidly being used up and coming closer to capacity, as the country's subscriber base is estimated to shoot past one billion by 2013.
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Free pdf to doc

Free PDF to Word

From Free PDF Solutions:

If you're looking for a fast and efficient PDF-to-DOC conversion program then you'll have made a good choice here. The program itself is pretty simple to use and you won't be confronted with too many options when using it. You can change output variables like the destination and name, you can choose to convert a whole PDF document or just specific pages and to save time and processing power you can also choose to ignore any images in the source PDF document when it's being converted so you get pure text output instead. Free PDF to Word is absolutely free and has not trial date.

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Flower Garden

AL-Ain Paradise

The garden had set the Guinness World Records achievement last year with 2,426 hanging baskets. This year however, Akar Landscaping Services and Agriculture (the company responsible for the garden), had decided to expand the garden to make it even more impressive, and hopefully to break their own record. The general Manager of Akar Landscaping Services and Agriculture Est., Abdelnasser Rahhal, today announced that the company will organize a Guinness World Records attempt for the largest number of hanging flower baskets on Monday February 28, 2011 in AL-Ain city, United Arab Emirates. 15 more images after the break...

Simple ways to save Mobile's battery life

Here's a guide to conserve a mobile's battery life in dire situations!

5 Ways To Conserve Mobile's Battery Life
Close Unwanted Apps.
Usually, there are more than few apps running in the background which a user is completely oblivious of that don't really need to be running at that precise moment. Be smart, go to the multi-tasking option and shut them down. They are silent assassins and drain the battery of a mobile unmercifully.

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Golden iPhone 5

World's first 24 karat gold plated iPhone 5

Apple's iPhone 5 may be the most sought after phone in the world but for some it does not have enough bling as a Vertu has. For those who love the flashy, Gold & Co. of London has created a  24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5.

Apple's iPhone 5 may be the most sought after phone in the world but for some it does not have enough bling as a Vertu has. For those who love the flashy, Gold & Co. of London has created a 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5.

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Honey In different colors

It seems that in France the bees have got a taste for M&M’s. Instead of collecting Nectar they have been collecting the left over produce from an M&M’s Factory. The processed sugar that they collect results in this amazingly different honey. 08 more images after the break...

Most eligible bachelors

They are handsome, talented and exactly the kind of man every mother would want for her daughter. Here  is the of the greatest Indian Bachelors


1. Neil Nitin Mukesh: Tall, fair and handsome, Neil is indeed the heart throb of many women.

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Google and Samsung created a new path for notebook- the Chromebook.

Lets see what we get from Google.

The new Chromebook, for everyone

As a kid growing up in India, I was fascinated with computers and the endless possibilities they presented. I had to wait until college to finally get my hands on one in the computer lab and since then began dreaming of a world where everyone could have access to one. We’re not quite there yet, but every day we get a bit closer.

A few years ago, we set out on a journey to build a better computer that’s faster, simpler and more secure. When we introduced a few Chromebooks into the market, many of you early adopters joined us on this journey. For folks living entirely in the cloud, the Chromebook is now a primary computer.

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Dangerous actors

Most dangerous Indian actors on the internet

If you are interested in downloading photos and videos of Bollywood actors, than be careful.

May be next time while downloading something like this can send you some malicious software saying that it is a survey by the software security agency McAfee. Here are the chances to hit by the virus.

Most dangerous celebs
Sunny Leone: 9.95 per cent

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Best mobile phones

20 best mobile phones in the world today

UPDATED Top mobile phones compared: what phone is best for you?  updated the top 20 mobile phones at present date. 

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20. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

When we talk about a Phoenix Phone, it will forever be the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which in the end made way for the Xperia Arc S, which makes things even better.
It's taken a right old tumble down our rankings (from number one last year) thanks to now being usurped as a flagship device by the Sony Xperia S - but given it's now got a lovely low price.
From the beautiful Reality Display with Bravia Engine to the powerful-yet-simple 8.1MP camera with Exmor R technology, this is one of the phones that people actually want to hold and play with when you show it off - plus it now boasts a 3D panorama mode, although you have to hook it up to a compatible big screen TV to view.
The Sony Ericsson overlay has cool features such as an 'exploded widgets' view, and the integration of YouTube searching for videos of songs currently playing is super cool too - plus the Xperia Arc S is now rocking deeper Facebook integration and Android 2.3.4, although it's not certain to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.
OK, it's not dual-core powered, but Sony Ericsson has looked to fix that with a boost to a 1.4GHz processor, and until we start seeing some applications that really start to challenge these smartphones, we're happy to recommend a phone that is slick under the finger, slim in the pocket, satisfying in the hand and kinder than many on the wallet to boot.

Quick verdict

The hardware is extremely impressive, both in terms of looks and performance. When done right, a single-core processor can still do it all at the cheaper end of the budget, and it costs a whole lot less.
As it is, we're prepared to overlook the Xperia Arc S's minor flaws, thanks to its stunning good looks, superb screen and very decent photo performance.
You can't help but love it once you've held its magically thin body and gazed adoringly into its dazzling Reality Display - but it's best to check out the new HD display on the newer Xperia S before deciding if this is the phone for you.

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Microsoft Surface

Microsoft is setting the stage to release its tablet the ‘Surface’ running Microsoft’s latest OS offering — the Windows 8.

Surface will have two versions: Surface RT, powered by an ARM chip running on Windows RT, another version of the new OS, and an Intel-based version called Surface Pro.

Microsoft is planning a midnight launch for the Surface on October 25, as the firm seeks to build momentum ahead of its debut in the tablet market.

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Pictures from National Geographic

Take a look through these stunning entries for the National Geographic Photography Contest 2012

Govida players at Dahi Handi fest in Mumbai

Stunning pictures from the National Geographic Photography Contest 2012 (© Money Sharma, National Geographic Photo Contest)
Money Sharma: "Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to make a human pyramid to try to catch and then break an earthen pot high in the air with the help of a rope, in order to win the set prizes. Janmashtami and Dahi Haandi was celebrated in Mumbai. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi and try to break it in a bid to win prizes."

24 amazing images after the break

Facts about Narendra Modi

The 10 things about Narendra Modi you didn't know

What is Narendra Modi the man like? Writer and columnist Aakar Patel shares a few facets of the Gujarat CM, as someone who knows him and as someone who has observed him over the years. (Text: Hindustan Times)

October month Festival

10 Festivals Celebrated in the Month of October

10. Tübingen Duck Race

Every year since 1999 over 7000 yellow rubber ducks are let loose in River Necker that courses through this historic town near Stuttgart in Germany. This is almost a third of the city population. The competition starts at midday and anyone with a rubber duck can participate; and if you left yours at home in the bathtub, ducks can be rented before the race. Spectators stick their name and number on the ducks, release the toy in the water and cheer along the riverbank as the mass of yellow bob up and down the designated stretch of the Neckar. A metal weight is attached to their underside so that they don’t topple over on the way. The ducks race from Alleenbrücke to Neckarbrücke is taken very seriously, because there is €10.000 worth of prizes to be won. 28 More after the break...

Cool pics

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The Alphabet and the Famous Movies

If you are fond of movies, here is the A to Z lists of movie, have fun..
The Alphabet and the Famous Movies (26 Photos)

selection of movie names in alphabetical order...
The Alphabet and the Famous Movies (26 Photos)
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Galaxy S3 Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini looks almost identical to its larger cousin, save for the smaller screen.
(Credit: Samsung)
Today Samsung globally launched the rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that hit shelves globally in May, and arrived in the U.S. this summer on five separate carriers.
In addition to having a more petite 4-inch screen and build than the Samsung Galaxy S3, the S3 Mini also scales back the specs to make the Mini a more middle-of-the road option. Samsung's original Galaxy S3 serves as its flagship premium model; in the S3 Mini, Samsung has the opportunity to flush its design and brand into the midtier markets and emerging markets.
Although Samsung didn't announce pricing or availability with this worldwide announcement, the asking price is sure to come in lower than its larger, more powerful cousin.
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Office 2003 installation on your computer is corrupted

While installing Windows 2010, i have seen this message:
"Office 2003 installation on your computer is corrupted and setup cannot continue. Remove or repair the Office 2003 product and re-run setup."

Found the answer here as well. In Registry modify the following;

Celebrities Then and Now

George Clooney

An excellent collection of famous people that they look more good year by years, 21 more images after the break...

Celebrity engagement rings

Take cue from these celebs to pick the right ring to pop the question.

Celebs engagement ring
Elizabeth Hurley's sapphire and diamond ring given to her by Shane Warne.


Windows Anytime Upgrade

Yesterday, I purchased two Sony Vaio SVT 13 laptop for my client, which carries Windows Home basic 64 bit operating system. Client asked to change O.S to professional. So, for confirmation whether we can upgrade or not, i called Sony technical support. They told me that i can install the Professional version but, Sony will not give any support on O.S trouble. So i arranged two copies of Windows 7 professional 64 bit operating system's disk for these laptop. I thought that to install fresh O.S, i need to format the inbuilt Home basic. I started the procedure, but it didn't recognize hard disk. I got stuck. Two copies of  Windows 7 professional became a big headache. So instead of formatting, i went to upgrade O.S. Over there it gave me an error that you are already using Windows 7, which won't be upgrade by this way. Firstly, i thought "this is it". no way to change the O.S, than while going through that error, i came to know about a great term-

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Killing English

1. Principal To Student..." I Saw U Yesterday Rotating Near Girls Hostel Pulling Cigarette... ? "

2. Class Teacher Once Said :" Pick Up The Paper And Fall In The Dustbin!!!"

3. Once Hindi Teacher Said...."I'm Going Out Of The World To America.."


5. Don't..Laugh At The Back Benches...Otherwise Teeth And All Will Be Fallen Down.....

6. It Was Very Hot In The Afternoon When The Teacher Entered.. She Tried To Switch The Fan On, But There Was Some Problem. And Then She Said " Why Is Fan Not Oning" (Ing Form Of On)

7. Teacher In A Furious Mood... Write Down Ur Name And Father Of Ur Name!!

8. "Shhh... Quiet... The Principal Is Revolving Around College"

9. My Manager Started Like This "Hi, I Am Madhu, Married With Two Kids"

10. "Will U Hang That Calendar Or Else I'll HANG MYSELF"


12. Chemistry HOD Comes And Tells Us... "My Aim Is To Study My Son And Marry My Daughter"

13. Tomorrow Call Ur Parents Especially Mother And Father

14. "Why Are You Looking At The Monkeys Outside When I Am In The Class?!"

15. Lab Assistant Said This When My Friend Wrote Wrong Code.. "I Understand. You Understand. Computer How Understand??

16. Seeing The Principal Passing By, The Teacher Told The Noisy Class.. "Keep Quiet, The Principal Has Passed Away"

17. Once Teacher Told "If U Talk So Loudly I Will Stand Uping U"

18. Teacher To Students:don't Spit Outside, The Understanding People Will Suffer

19. I Have 3 Daughters, All Are Girl


Luxurious Cave House in Historic City (14 Photos)

The Domus Civita is a house located on the top of the Etruscan tombs and caves in Italy. Originally built in XIV century, the owners have attempted to preserve all the natural beams, stone walls and floors while transforming this natural cave into a comfortable living space. The house has been fully restored, maintaining all historical value, and now boasts a heated pool and wine cellar.
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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Royal Rajasthan on wheels

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' - India's most luxurious train - is a joint venture between  Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (RTDC).

Every Sunday, between October and April the train willl run from Delhi. It will travel across three states - Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

Royal Rajasthan on wheels
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