Number of mobile telephone subscriptions equal to the global population

Worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion equivalent to half the global population. In other words number of mobile phones now equal to half the human species.

In recent years the industry has seen surging growth in outskirts of China and India, helped by constantly falling phone and call prices, with cellphone vendors already eyeing inroads into Africa’s countryside to keep up the growth.

GSM is the most popular technology followed by CDMA technology.

=> Global cellphone penetration reaches 50 pct

How to: WordPress Count Words in a Post

Here is sample code I use to count words in a post ( I found it somewhere while searching something else). Put the code in functions.php (no need to write plugin)

function blog_post_wordcount() {
        global $page, $pages;
        if ( !function_exists('str_word_count') ) {
                return str_word_count(strip_tags($pages[$page-1]));
        } else {
                return count(explode(" ",strip_tags($pages[$page-1])));

You can call blog_post_wordcount() from template. Following code will display ad only if a post has more than 100 words:

if ( $words >= 100 ) { show_ad(): }

Windows Vista the worst operating system ever

Trust me I was forced to work with Vista and it was a nightmare. Hardware will stop working or suddenly control panel get disabled because I apply latest security update to Nvidia graphics card.

Now Windows vista is in top ten terrible tech products list:

Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.

I just hope this project get over and I can through out Windows Vista :D

Parallel Universes

Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe (multiverse) – in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them. Many consider it as science fiction and fantasy idea.

IN AUGUST, radio astronomers announced that they had found an enormous hole in the universe. Nearly a billion light years across, the void lies in the constellation Eridanus and has far fewer stars, gas and galaxies than usual. It is bigger than anyone imagined possible and is beyond the present understanding of cosmology. What could cause such a gaping hole? One team of physicists has a breathtaking explanation: “It is the unmistakable imprint of another universe beyond the edge of our own,” says Laura Mersini-Houghton of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Parallel Universes

More information about Parallel Universes and new Evidence supporting idea…

=> Great ‘cosmic nothingness’ found

=> Multiverse

=> What are Parallel Universes?

Fight Global Warming With Methane-Eating Bacteria

Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.

The geographic distribution of surface warming during the 21st century calculated by the HadCM3 climate model if a business as usual scenario is assumed for economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions. In this figure, the globally averaged warming corresponds to 3.0 °C (5.4 °F).

Fight Global warming With Methane-Eating Bacteria
Now, NEW Zealand scientists hope a newly discovered bacterium that eats methane could ultimately help counter a key global warming gas.

The bacterium was discovered living about 30cm below the ground in the hot, acidic environment at Hells Gate in Rotorua, a geothermal area.

Windows Vista Turn on Windows Aero Eye Candy 3D Effects

This is a band new feature available in Windows Vista. This feature is hardware dependent. It is named as Windows Aero – an acronym for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open. The new interface is intended to be cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing than those of previous Windows, including new transparencies, live thumbnails, live icons, animations, and eye candy.

If you have high end 3D graphics card and Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or ultimate edition you can turn on these effects.

Turn on Windows Aero Eye Candy Effects

By default it was turned off on my desktop. After adding latest Nvidia GeForce FX driver, I had to turned it on by visiting:
Desktop > Right click > Select Personalize > Select Theme > Select Windows Vista Theme > Apply > Ok
Windows Vista Turn on Windows Aero Eye Candy 3D Effects

Test Windows Aero Effects

  • Hit Win+Tab keys to get Windows Flip 3D effect
  • Hit Alt+Tab keys to see Windows Flip effect
  • Hit Win+T keys to see Live Thumbnails
  • You will also notice improved notifications, fonts and icon etc

If you have Radeon from ATI or the GeForce FX series from NVIDIA, you will get the best result out of Aero interface.

Five things that can lead to nervous breakdown

There is a famous Sanskrit proverb which specifies the five things that can lead to serious nervous breakdown (depression or anxiety). Try to avoid following:

[a] Unsettled debt

[b] A Bad service of government

[c] Disgrace of one’s people

[d] Separation from a loved one

[e] And a friend who runs away from you because you are poor

Trust me, these 5 things burns the body without fire.

Watch .bin movie file with Windows VLC player

If you got .bin as movie file (many downloaded movie file has .bin extension) don’t waste your time with Windows media player. Get VLC player for Windows XP / Vista. It can directly play .bin file.

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats including DVDs and VCDs. For movies I always use VLC. It is one of the best free program.

Watch .bin movie file with Windows VLC player

Download VLC Player

=> You can download VLC player here.

Windows Vista Internet Explorer Crashes or Hangs with an Error

There are many reasons for Internet Explorer crashes or hangs. Following are common errors:

=> Internet Explorer has stopped responding…

=> Internet Explorer has stopped working…

=> Internet Explorer is restarting…

First scan your computer for computer for malicious software / malware , viruses or spyware. They can cause lots of damage. Run your anti virus and anti-malware software to scan computer.

Next always update your Windows to latest version and apply all patches.

Finally remove / disable all IE addons.
a) Click on Start > Start Search.
b) Type Inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
c) Select Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

This will reset all settings and disable add-ons. Now start Internet explore again.