Sunday, July 25, 2010

Delete temporary files and folders

While I surf I see at many places people ask how do I delete the temporary files or cookies or the content which they have viewed from there computer permanently or you can say surfing history. I though it will be good if I share the same thing with my viewers, so that they don't have similar problem.

There are various ways by which you can delete temporary files/folders from your PC and save memory. I'll tell you the trick to remove the stuff which aren't necessary for top 3 browsers & one general way.

If you are using Internet Explorer then just menu bar and search for TOOLS then click on it. Then click on INTERNET OPTIONS then you see a windows with some tabs, click on GENERAL tab (by default that is the tab selected) and then click DELETE button under browsing history then it ask you which part/section to delete if you want to delete full browsing history then click DELETE ALL. Otherwise select accordingly.

If you are using Mozilla firefox then press Ctrl+Shift+Del then you see a window popping out, there you can see time range, that is the time interval for which you want to delete browsing history and you have options to select to delete.

If you are using Google Chrome then follow the procedure as I said for firefox :D

Now general method by which you can delete the browsing history of all the browser simultaneously. There is a application called CCleaner (a freeware), you can download it from there official website, free of cost, install the application (that is, .exe file) and launch the application, there just click on run CCleaner and it will take care of deleting browsing history & temporary files and folder. Also, CCleaner is helpful in repairing history and managing start-up programs and installed programs.
The official website from which you can download CCleaner is, CCleaner.

There is private browsing in chrome and firefox, when you use this feature cookies aren't stored.
So, now you can save more memory.. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Top 10 richest Football clubs in the world !!

Recently the list of top 10 richest club was released and the only factor for the basis of the ranking was the value of the club, that is the price of there assets. The list is as follows,

S.No./rankClub/TeamLocation Value (in $million)
1Manchester UnitedEngland1,835
2Real MAdridSpain 1,323
3ArsenalEngland 1,181
4BarcelonaSpain 1,000
5Bayern MunichGermany 990
6LiverpoolEngland 822
7AC MilanItaly 800
8JuventusItaly 656
9ChelseaEngland 646
10Inter MilanItaly 413

Note: All the numbers in the column 4, that in the Value column are approximated, they are not absolute. :)

You could see Manchester United leads the table and its value is more than $500 million than its competitor. And England has 4 clubs in the top 10, then comes Italy which has 3 clubs in the top 10 list and then Spain (The world champions) which has 2 clubs !

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Top 10 expensive cities of the world !!

Forbes has disclosed another top 10 list, which comprises of most expensive cities in the world. The factors on which the list was released are Monthly cost to rent a luxury two-bedroom apartment, Cup of coffee, Two movie tickets and Fast-food hamburger price. Also, ranks of the cities have changed from last year, you could see there present rank (as indicated by S.No.) and the previous year rank from the below  :)

S.No./present rankcityrank in the year 2009
1Luanda, Angolanot ranked
2Toyko, Japan1
3Ndjamena, Chadnot ranked
4Moscow, Russia3
5Geneva, Switzerland4
6Osaka, Japan2
7Libreville, Gabonnot ranked
8Zurich, Switzerland6
9Hong Kong, Hong Kong5
10Copenhagen, Denmark7

If you are planning to go for holidays in any of the above mentioned cities then make sure you have enough money to have fun ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Top 10 Places to live in the world !

Now are you planning to go out on a holiday ? Then check out this article, it is perfect for anyone who is planning to go out for a holiday for minimum of 3-4 days. Also, if you planning to change your location permanently then settle in one of the cities which are on the list, as they are the best in the world :)

The list was released by forbes recently & the factors on which the list was released are, Quality of Life Index & Eco-City Index. The list is as follows in tabulated form,

S.No./rankcityQuality of Life Index Eco-City Index
1Vienna, Austria108133.5
2Zurich, Switzerland108 133.5
3Geneva, Switzerland107.9 131.5
4Auckland, New Zealand107.4 133.6
5Vancouver, Canada107.4 133.6
6Düsseldorf, Germany107.2 130.7
7Munich, Germany107 130.7
8Frankfurt, Germany107 123.1
9Bern, Switzerland106.5 133.6
10Sydney, Australia106.3 125

You could clearly see that most of the cities listed are from Europe continent and that to majority from Switzerland and Germany. Also, you can see there is a tie in between Auckland and Vancouver, I've placed them in the list in alphabetical order. Also, while giving the rankings Quality of Life Index has more priority over Eco-City Index.

How many of you are living in these cities & how many are planning to live in these cities now ? 
Check it out ! ;)

Happiest countries world wide !!

Recently forbes conducted a survey and found out the happiest country in the world and organised them continent wise. The numbering is given to the countries based on 4 factors, that is Percentage thriving, Percentage struggling, Percentage suffering and Daily experience. The list has top 3 countries from there respective continent & it is as follows,

Asia & Australia:
  1. New Zealand
  2. Israel
  3. Australia
Africa:
  1. Malawi
  2. Libya
  3. Botswana
South & North America:
  1. Costa Rica
  2. Canada
  3. Panama
Europe:
  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
Asia & Australia continents were combined in this survey because number of countries in Australia are very less in number. 
Is your country in the list of happiest countries in the world ?
Just check it out !! ;)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

India v/s Sri Lanka

As Indian Tigers are playing against Sri Lankan, some of the records are set to tumble and some record may go further. Indian and Sri Lanka will be playing 3 test matches in the ongoing series, and the first test match will be last test match for the great spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan (who already has 792 wickets, and that is a record for highest number of wickets taken by any bowler in test cricket history).

Now, what are the records that can go further, that is might get extended and what are the record which can tumble in the series & some facts related to Indian v/s Sri Lanka test series.

From India's (No.1 Test team in ICC ranking) point of view:
  • To start with, The WALL of India (Rahul Dravid) needs only 87 runs to complete 1500 runs against Sri Lanka in test matches. And he will be the 2nd Indian batsmen to achieve this feat.
  • Rahul Dravid requires only 3 test fifties to complete 90 test fifties, and then he will be 4th batsmen in the history of test cricket.
  • Sachin Tendulkar need another century (100 runs or more) against Sri Lanka and then he becomes the first player to score nine or more test 100's against two spicific oppositions.
  • Now, it is between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid as well in this series, they both hold the record for highest number of half centuries (more than 50 runs and less than 100) against Sri Lanka by Indian. They have scored 12 half centuries each till now against Sri Lanka.

From Sri Lanka's (No.4 Test team as per ICC ranking) point of view:
  • Kumar Sangakkara needs only 84 runs to complete 7000 runs in test cricket.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan needs only 3 wickets to take 100 or more wickets against India & then he becomes the first cricketer to get 100 or more wickets against India in test cricket. Also, he need 8 wickets to complete 800 test wickets.
  • Aravinda de Silva (retired from international cricket) and Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for scoring highest number of centuries against India by a Sri Lankan, that is 6 centuries each. Now if Mahela Jayawardene scores another century in this series then he would surpass Aravinda de Silva and will hold numero one position, in this regard.

Now we compare and contrast players from both the countries:
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (former Indian player) with 27 catches hold the record for highest number of catches in India-Sri Lanka test matches. For Sri Lanka, Hasan Tilakaratne holds the record with 16 catches, highes number of catches by any Sri Lankan player in Indis-Sri Lanka tests.
  • SAR Silva (former Sri Lankan player) with 22 dismissals holds the record for highest number of dismissals by wicket keeper in India-Sri Lanka test matches. For India, Nayan Mongia holds the record with 18 dismissals.
  • Indian have posted 43 three figure partnership, that is 100 or more runs by a pair, against Sri Lanka in test matches and Sri Lanka have posted only 33 100+ partnerships against India test matches.
Now the schedule for the test series is as follows,
1st Test is from 18th July to 22nd July, 2010
2nd Test is from 26th July to 30th July, 2010
3rd Test is from 03rd August to 07th August, 2010

And then they will play triangular ODI series. We will keep updating it, keep surfing have fun !!
We will come back with more facts and record in future as well.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Top 10 Indian luxury cars !!

Recently survey was conducted and the top 10 luxury cars for Indian available in India are considered to be as follows,

  1. Germany's Audi A4 sedan
  2. Germany's Mercedes Benz S-Class
  3. BMW 5 series Gran Turismo
  4. Audi A8
  5. BMW 7 series
  6. Mercedes Benz E-Class
  7. Audi A6
  8. BMW 5 series
  9. BMW 3 series sedan
  10. Mercedes Benz C-Class


Have you observed the irony, none of the cars are modeled by India. All the cars are modeled outside India, though Indians could be part of modelling team :)

IITians rocks and gives Rupee its symbol !!

D. Udaya Kumar, a Postgraduate student from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) has proposed a symbol for Indian Rupee and it is among the 5 shortlisted symbols which have gone for approval to the ministry. The symbol is an amalgam of the Devanagari 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' without the stem, it is very much appreciated by Finance minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

The Indian ministry organized a design competition for the cash prize of Rs.2.5 lakh, that is Rs. 250 Thousand. The symbol should be applicable to the standard keyboard, be in the national language script or a visual representation and should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country.


The aim of the design is to provide Indian rupee international recognition and it will distinguish Indian rupee from Nepal's, Pakistan's and Sri Lankan Rupee. The symbol has been approved by Indian Ministry. Now Indian Rupee will join the elite group of  dollar, euro, pound and yen.


The symbol selected looks something like I've shared in below image,


Have fun.. And happy surfing !

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spain wins the FIFA World cup 2010 & Paul,the octopus gets it right again !

The 19th edition of the FIFA world cup is concluded, and Spain wins it !!
The final, 64th match of the tournament was played between Spain (presently at World No.2 in FIFA rankings) & Netherlands (presently at World No.4 in FIFA rankings), that is you can say Holland or Dutch and Spain won the match with a score line of 1-0. Both teams played more cautiously in the 1st half  and then Spain started attacking from the word go in the 2nd half and at the end of 2nd half the score-line was 0-0. The result of the match was decided in extra time.

I must say Netherlands were bit more defensive and I observed that at an average of 15 minutes they were passing the ball to there goalkeeper, that is atleast for 6 times they passed the ball to there goalkeeper, and I think it is very cautious and defensive approach from them.

This is the first time the team losing its opening match, Spain lost to Switzerland in there opening encounter, and then winning the world cup. And at last but not the least, Paul, the octopus predicted the result accurately and that takes his tally to 8 out 8, that is his prediction are 100% correct until now. Paul predicted result of 8 matches (including semifinal and final) and they all went in the same way. Though Mani parrot lost the battle against Paul octopus, it has nothing to loose, as it has already gained popularity in Singapore ! :)

The snapshot showing Spain team with the world cup,






Highlights:

  • Spain's goalkeeper,  Iker Casillas wins the Adidas golden glove award.
  • Germany's Midfielder, Thomas Mueller wins Golden boot/shoe & best young player award.
  • Uruguay's Diego Forlan wind Golden ball award.
  • Spain's Midfielder, Andres Iniesta wins Man of the Match (MoM) award in the finals.
  • Spain, as team won FIFA fair play award.
  • The highest number of goals scored by any player in this world cup is 5, and there are 4 player who achieved this, they are Thomas Muller of Germany scoring at an average of 0.8 goals in each game, David Villa of Spain, Diego Forlan of Uruguay & Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands scoring at an average of 0.7 goals in each game
    The final tournament rankings are, as follows (in that order),
    1. Spain
    2. Netherlands
    3. Germany
    4. Uruguay

    Stay tuned for next edition of the world cup which will be held in Brazil in the year 2014 .
    have fun.. :)

    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Roger Federer hits rock bottom in last 6½ years !!

    Roger Federer, I don't think he needs any introduction, has slided to the lowest rank ever in his last 6½ years. That is, he is now at No.3 (his lowest rank since November, 2003) in the latest ATP ranking, which was released after Wimbledon. He lost the match against Tomáš Berdych(from 13th position he jumped to 8th position after his performance in Wimbledon) in quarter finals of the oldest tennis tournament in the world, that is Wimbledon and then from No.2 he slipped to No.3. Earlier in this year after French open he lost is No.1 position and Rafael Nadal took over his place on June 7th.

    Federer was 1 week short of Pete Sampras record of being on top for 286 weeks. Rafael Nadal after winning Wimbledon, for the second time, is on No.1 and extends his points lead. Tomáš Berdych being the runner up of the tournament. The top 15 players according to latest ATP ranking for Men's single are (in that order),
    1. Rafael Nadal 
    2. Novak Djokovic
    3. Roger Federer
    4. Andy Murray
    5. Robin Soderling
    6. Nikolay Davydenko
    7. Juan Martin Del Potro
    8. Tomáš Berdych
    9. Andy Roddick
    10. Fernando Verdasco
    11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    12. David Ferrer
    13. Marin Cilic
    14. Mikhail Youzhny
    15. Jurgen Melzer
    The top 10 players of Tennis in category women singles after Wimbledon 2010 are as follow,
    1. Serena Williams
    2. Jelena Jankovic
    3. Caroline Wozniacki 
    4. Venus Williams
    5. Samantha Stosur
    6. Elena Dementieva
    7. Kim Clijsters
    8. Francesca Schiavone
    9. Vera Zvonareva
    10. Na Li              
    Note: All the ranking are updated till todays date. They might change as the players compete against each other in various tournaments.

    And the winner is...

    As Spain and Netherlands are preparing for the final combat, we know the winners, that is even before the final of football world cup is started we know the winners, thanks to Paul octopus (also knwn as paul baba), predicting Spain as the winner and Mani parrot( known as tota, in Hindi), predicting Netherlands as the winner. They are two genius in predicting the winners of the match in football world cup 2010 and this time they differ in there prediction. So, it is now Paul v/s Mani.. Paul is eight legged aquatic animal, presently located in Germany and Mani is from Singapore.



    Paul octopus whose record is 100% with respect to predictions about the winners of the football matches, that is octopus has till now predicted 6 out of 6 correct prediction, the latest correct prediction was Spain winning over Germany in Semifinals. Now the same Paul has predicted that Spain will win the finals and Germany will win the play-off match, that is Germany will be third, Netherlands (or Holland) will be second and Spain will be on top. See the video showing Paul predicting the winner.

    video

    On the other hand, Mani-the parrot has chosen Netherlands over Spain to win the Soccer world cup 2010. Mani has predicted correctly the winners of all the quarter final final till now. See the video below to know how did Mani choses Netherlands.

    video

    Now the match is not only between Netherlands and Spain, but also between Paul-the octopus and Mani-the parrot. Let's see whose prediction comes true and who looses the game !!

    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    FIFA world cup 2010 -- Semi finals

    What happened in Quarter finals was really hearting and dramatic !!
    Motivated and spirited Netherlands (or Holland or Dutch) defeated World No.1 team Brazil in 57th match of the tournament and the 1st match of the quarterfinals. And in the next quarter final match, on the same day, Uruguay defeated Ghana (the lone country from Africa continent to reach Quarterfinals) in the penalty shootout,  in the match Uruguay's Luis Suarez stopped the ball with the hand (could have been the winning goal for Ghana) in the dying moments of the match, known as Hand of GOD by Uruguay team supporters and Hand of DEVIL by Ghana team supporters, and that sealed the fate of Ghana to reach semifinals... And debate continues, should a FOOTball player, other than goalkeeper, be allowed to stop the ball in a FOOTball match in such tense moments or any other moment with hand?

    You can see how Luis Suarez stopped the ball with hands in different views,

    How does it look from backside of the net ?



    How does it look from the back side at an angle more than 30 degrees ?


    How does it look from the front of the net ? (The Ghana team players view)



    Next day Germany thrashed Argentine by 4-0 and ensured that they go into semifinals comfortably and they will  meet World No.2,Spain (defeated Paraguay with a scoreline of 1-0 in quarterfinals, that is 60th match of the tournament) in the Semi-finals.

    The four teams qualified for the semifinal's are,
    1. Uruguay Uruguay
    2. Germany Germany
    3. Netherlands Netherlands
    4. Spain Spain
    The Semifinal matches will be held in two days, that is on 6th July and 7th July.  And then there will be match for the 3rd place on 10th July. In the match for 3rd place, the teams losing in the semifinal match will be facing each other !
    The fixtures for the semifinals are as follows,


    Uruguay  Uruguay  v/s Netherlands  Netherlands, on 6th July,2010 at Cape Town
    Germany Germany v/s Spain Spain, on 7th July,2010 at Durban


    And at last on 11th July, the judgement day, the world will come to know  who is the World Champions in the field of football !!

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    FIFA world cup 2010 -- Quarter finals

    Finally the Round-2 was complete with some controversies, and now there is another knock-out round that is Quarter finals, in which 8 teams qualified after winning there respective matches in round-2 of  FIFA world cup 2010, also known as football world cup. The teams which qualified for the Quarter final stage are,
    1. Netherlands Netherlands
    2. Uruguay Uruguay
    3. Argentina Argentina
    4. Paraguay Paraguay
    5. Brazil Brazil
    6. Ghana Ghana
    7. Germany Germany
    8. Spain Spain
    The matches of this stage will be completed in the span of 2 days,that is on 2nd and 3rd July, with two matches every day. The fixtures are as follows,

    Netherlands Netherlands  v/s Brazil     Brazil, on 2nd July,2010 -->57th match of tournament
    Uruguay      Uruguay v/s Ghana     Ghanaon 2nd July,2010 -->58th match of tournament
    Argentina    Argentina v/s Germany Germanyon 3rd July,2010 -->59th match of tournament
    Paraguay    Paraguay v/s Spain       Spainon 3rd July,2010 -->60th match of tournament

    After this round total of 60 matches will be complete and then there will semifinals, match for the 3rd place and then the Finals.

    Lets see how the tournament progresses and who is going to be world champions this time !!