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Friday, 21 October 2011

What to Do During an Earthquake

Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur. Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and if you are indoors, stay there until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.

If indoors

  • DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
  • Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.
  • Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
  • Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, loadbearing doorway.
  • Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
  • Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
  • DO NOT use the elevators.

If outdoors

  • Stay there.
  • Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  • Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.

If in a moving vehicle

  • Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
  • Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.

If trapped under debris

  • Do not light a match.
  • Do not move about or kick up dust.
  • Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
  • Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Comment 15 inShare440 YouTube Now Allows Music Partners To Sell Merchandise, Digital Downloads And Event Tickets

We already know that YouTube is seeing 3 billion videos viewed per day day, but now the online video giant is now seeing a whopping 800 million people per month visiting the site, Google revealed in its third-quarter earnings report last week. And today, YouTube is also announcing the ability to sell merchandise, tickets and more via the site.
Through a feature called the Merch Store, YouTube partners will be able to sell artist merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and other experiences to fans and visitors. YouTube has partnered with a number of companies to launch these stores. Topspin is helping power merchandise sales, concert tickets and experiences; SongKick will help sell tickets for concerts; and iTunes and Amazon will power transactions for music downloads.
YouTube says be rolling out the Merch Store to music partners globally over the coming weeks. YouTube declined to reveal the specific nature of the financial split for these sales, but did say that the site takes a small percentage of sales just to cover costs. However, the artist gets the same revenue no matter if they go through the Merch Store or through the affiliate on other channels.
The ability to add merchandise sales, ticket sales, digital downloads and more to an artists YouTube site definitely gives these sites more of an engaging presence for artists with their fans. These destinations will now become more than just a way to discover music videos, but also a way to transact business and actually see the artist and buy their works.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Kannada-English Dictionary hope it ll help you guys :)

I was looking for a dictionary from Kannada -English . I finally found it. I hope this helps the many visitors who wish to translate from both these languages and many times face a tough time really getting the correct work.
All credit to the website which scanned and uploaded the same, and also to the author of this Dictionary.

Kannada dictionary
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

ಜೋಕ್ಸ್ kannada jokes

ಗುಂಡ ಮತ್ತು ಗುಂಡಿ ಸೆಕೆಂಡ್ ಹನಿಮೂನಿಗೆಂದು ಬಂದು, ಹೋಟೆಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತಂಗಿದ್ದರು. ಗುಂಡ ಒಮ್ಮೆಲೇ ಬೊಂಬಡಾ ಹೊಡೆಯಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ..
ಗುಂಡ : ಯಾರ್ರೀ ಅಲ್ಲಿ, ಬನ್ನಿ ಬೇಗ.. ನನ್ನ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಕಿಟಕಿಯಿಂದ ಧುಮುಕಿ ಸಾಯಬೇಕೆಂದಿದ್ದಾಳೆ..
ರಿಸೆಪ್ಸನಿಸ್ಟ್ : ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಾವು ಏನು ಮಾಡಕ್ಕಾಗುತ್ತೆ ಹೇಳಿ?
ಗುಂಡ : ಕಿಟಕಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಬಿಗಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.. ಬಂದು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಓಪನ್ ಮಾಡ್ರೀ..

ಗುಂಡ : ಸಾರ್.. ನನ್ನ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಕಾಣೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾಳೆ.
ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್ : ಇದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಆಫೀಸ್, ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸ್ಟೇಷನ್ ಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಕಂಪ್ಲೇಂಟ್ ಕೊಡಿ.
ಗುಂಡ : ಒಹ್.. ಸಾರಿ.. ನನಗಾಗಿರುವ ಖುಷಿಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆಂದು ಅರ್ಥಾನೆ ಆಗ್ತಿಲ್ಲ.

ರೋಗಿ : ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ ನನ್ನ ಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಐದು ದಿನದಿಂದ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಕಿವಿ ಕೇಳಿಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ..
ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ : ಏನು? ಐದು ದಿನದಿಂದ ಜ್ವರ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಇವತ್ತು ಬರ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೀರಲ್ಲಾ

ಗುಂಡ : ಬೊಗೊಳೊ ನಾಯಿ ಯಾಕೋ ಕಚ್ಚಲ್ಲಾ?
ತಿಮ್ಮ : ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲಾ.. ನೀನೆ ಹೇಳಪ್ಪಾ..
ಗುಂಡ : ಪೆದ್ದ, ಒಂದೇ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಕೆಲಸ ಹೇಗೋ ಮಾಡಕ್ಕಾಗುತ್ತೆ?
ಗುಂಡ ಅಡುಗೆ ಮನೆಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಡಬ್ಬವನ್ನು ಓಪನ್ ಮಾಡಿ, ನೋಡಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮುಚ್ಚಿದ. ಪ್ರತಿ ಒಂದು ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಒಂದು ಬಾರಿ ಈ ರೀತಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ. ಇದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಗಮನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಗುಂಡನ ಮಡದಿ ಗುಂಡಿ...
ಗುಂಡಿ : ರೀ ನಾನು ಆವಾಗಿಂದ ನೋಡ್ತಾನೆ ಇದ್ದೀನಿ, ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಡಬ್ಬ ಓಪನ್ ಮಾಡ್ತೀರಾ, ನೋಡ್ತೀರಾ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮುಚ್ಚುತ್ತೀರಾ. ಏನು ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೀರಾ ನೀವು?
ಗುಂಡ : ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಪ್ರತಿ ಗಂಟೆಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸುಗರ್ ಲೆವೆಲ್ ಚೆಕ್ ಮಾಡೀಂತಾ!

ತಿಮ್ಮ : ಯಾಕೋ ರಮೇಶ್ ಮನೆಯ ಗೃಹ ಪ್ರವೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲಾ?
ಗುಂಡ : ಬರಬೇಕೂಂತಾನೆ ಇದ್ದೆ, ಆದ್ರೆ ಯಾವ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಮಂಟಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತ ಅವ್ನು ಹೇಳೇ ಇಲ್ಲಾ.

ತಿಮ್ಮ : ಯಾಕೋ ಅಳತಿದ್ದೀಯಾ?
ಗುಂಡ : ಜುಲೈ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮಪ್ಪ ಸತ್ತು ಹೋದ್ರು, ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋದ್ರು. ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ತಿಂಗಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಅತ್ತೆ ತೀರಿ ಹೋದ್ರು ಅವ್ರು ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಲಕ್ಷ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋದ್ರು. ಹೋದ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಾವ ತೀರಿ ಹೋದ್ರು, ಅವರು ಕೂಡಾ ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಲಕ್ಷ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋದ್ರು.
ತಿಮ್ಮ : ಸಾವು ಏನು ಮಾಡಕ್ಕಾಗಲ್ಲಾ. ಅಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ದುಡ್ಡು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದಾರಲ್ಲಾ. ಮತ್ತೆ ಯಾಕೆ ಅಳತಿದ್ದೀಯಾ?
ಗುಂಡ : ಈ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರು ಸಾಯಲಿಲ್ಲಾ ಅದಕ್ಕಪ್ಪಾ!

ಒಂದು ದಿನ ಗುಂಡನ ಹಿಂದೆ ಒಂದು ನಾಯಿ ಓಡಿ ಬರುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇದನ್ನೇ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಗುಂಡ ಸಂತೋಷದಿಂದ ನಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದ..
ತಿಮ್ಮ : ಯಾಕೋ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಗಿದ್ದೀಯಾ?
ಗುಂಡ : ನೋಡೋ ನಾನು ಬಳಸೋದು ಏರ್ ಟೆಲ್, ಆದ್ರೆ ಹಚ್ ನೆಟ್ವರ್ಕ್ ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದೆ.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Nanotubes help cloak objects in a mirage

Underwater cloaking devices could be a step closer thanks to heated sheets of carbon nanotubes that deflect light from the surface of an object – just like a mirage.
Desert mirages occur when surfaces warmed by the sun bend light rays so that photons from the sky, rather than those reflected from the surface, reach an observer's eye – an effect known as "photothermal" deflection.
Existing invisibility cloaks use arrays of electromagnetic antennas to steer photons around an object, but these so-called metamaterials typically cover a narrow range of frequencies.
Ali Aliev and colleagues at the University of Texas in Dallas embedded a sheet of carbon nanotubes into aerogel, a foam-like material. When electrically heated, the nanotubes bent light waves to create a mirage, effectively cloaking the sheet and anything behind it.

Now you see it

Aliev says the mirage forms because the nanotubes transfer heat to the surrounding air more efficiently than regular metals, allowing a steeper temperature gradient to form near the device's surface. Because photothermal deflection depends on light's ability to propagate faster through hotter, less-dense material, the device works better when the temperature gradient is steeper. Plus, he adds, because carbon nanotubes do not store heat well, the mirage can be turned on and off quickly.
It works best when immersed in liquids, which tend to support steeper temperature gradients than gases. Aliev says it could also be used to create acoustical mirages using a similar effect, which might be used to hide future stealth submarines. The temperature required depends on the medium, but is less than the boiling point of most liquids.
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Friday, 7 October 2011

arowhead turner fox theatre

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