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Friday, January 20, 2012

Rajinikanth’s Website Allaboutrajni.Com Runs Without Internet

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Rajinikanths website allaboutrajniRajinikanth’s website allaboutrajni.com runs without internet. It’s not a joke but some thing special for the dedicated fans of Super star Rajanikath. Visitors to the website are being greeted with a warning ‘"He is no ordinary man, this is no ordinary website’. This site was developed by Gurbaksh Singh for desimartini.com.     

 When visitors enter the site, they are greeted with a warning 'that "He is no ordinary man, this is no ordinary website'. Tasted some thing special? The message follows 'It runs on Rajini Power, the only way to enter this site is to switching your internet off'. At the bottom of the site there is a small button indicating -How to use the site. If we press the button then appears a page which indicates to disconnect the internet connection.   Just after the internet is disconnected, visitors are invited to a world only about 'Rajanikanth' with a greeting 'Aye Macha Vanakkam Ayyappam – Welcome, Welcome, Pick one, read one machaa'. You can browse in reading the story of the legend Rajani, go through some of the stories behind the screen and also go through some of the popular Rajani jokes. It keeps the visitors stick to it with special music mix, thrilling colours, quick quotes and descriptions making it a true website for Rajani. Gurbaksh Singh, the creative director of Webchutney has developed this mini site for desimartini.com.
  Just after the news went around the internet world, it really had gone viral while thousands of visitors started enjoying the site with true interest. People who were mesmerized by this new idea started sharing the link in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter making it a huge success from day 1. Any way this would be the world's first website which runs without internet.  

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FBI Strikes Down Megaupload- Let The Internet War Begin!‎

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Megaupload.com Gets Hit by Mega Piracy IndictmentWELLINGTON, New Zealand - With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. Big enough, according to a U.S. indictment, that it earned founder Kim Dotcom $42 million last year alone.
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The movie industry howled that the site was making money off pirated material. Though the company is based in Hong Kong and Dotcom was living in New Zealand, some of the alleged pirated content was hosted on leased servers in Virginia, and that was enough for U.S. prosecutors to act. The site was shut down Thursday, and Dotcom and three Megaupload employees were arrested in New Zealand on U.S. accusations that they facilitated millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content, costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. New Zealand Police also seized guns, artwork, more than $8 million in cash and luxury cars valued at nearly $5 million after serving 10 search warrants at several businesses and homes around the city of Auckland. News of the shutdown seemed to bring retaliation from hackers who claimed credit for attacking the Justice Department's website. Federal officials confirmed it was down for hours Thursday evening and that the disruption was being "treated as a malicious act." A loose affiliation of hackers known as "Anonymous" claimed credit for the attack. Also hacked was the site for the Motion Picture Association of America. On Friday, New Zealand's Fairfax Media reported that the four defendants stood together in an Auckland courtroom in the first step of extradition proceedings that could last a year or more. Dotcom's lawyer raised objections to a media request to take photographs and video, but then Dotcom spoke out from the dock, saying he didn't mind photos or video "because we have nothing to hide." The judge granted the media access, and ruled that the four would remain in custody until a second hearing Monday. Dotcom, Megaupload's former CEO and current chief innovation officer, is a resident of Hong Kong and New Zealand and a dual citizen of Finland and Germany who had his name legally changed. The 37-year-old was previously known as Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor. Two other German citizens and one Dutch citizen also were arrested and three other defendants — another German, a Slovakian and an Estonian — remain at large. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends free speech and digital rights online, said in a statement that the arrests set "a terrifying precedent. If the United States can seize a Dutch citizen in New Zealand over a copyright claim, what is next?" The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to make it easier for authorities to go after sites with pirated material, especially those with overseas headquarters and servers. Before Megaupload was taken down, the company posted a statement saying allegations that it facilitated massive breaches of copyright laws were "grotesquely overblown." "The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch," the statement said. Several sister sites were also shut down, including one dedicated to sharing pornography files. The $8 million in cash seized had been invested in various New Zealand financial institutions, and has been placed in a trust pending the outcome of the cases. Police spokesman Grant Ogilvie said the seized cars include a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe worth more than $400,000. Two short-barrelled shotguns and a number of valuable artworks were also confiscated, he added. According to the indictment, Megaupload was estimated at one point to be the 13th most frequently visited website on the Internet. Current estimates by companies that monitor Web traffic place it in the top 100. Megaupload is considered a "cyberlocker," in which users can upload and transfer files that are too large to send by email. Such sites can have perfectly legitimate uses. But the Motion Picture Association of America, which has campaigned for a crackdown on piracy, estimated that the vast majority of content being shared on Megaupload was in violation of copyright laws. The website allowed users to download some content for free, but made money by charging subscriptions to people who wanted access to faster download speeds or extra content. The website also sold advertising. Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others. The company listed Swizz Beatz, a musician who married Keys in 2010, as its CEO. He was not named in the indictment and declined to comment through a representative. The five-count indictment, which alleges copyright infringement as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering and racketeering, described a site designed specifically to reward users who uploaded pirated content for sharing, and turned a blind eye to requests from copyright holders to remove copyright-protected files. For instance, users received cash bonuses if they uploaded content popular enough to generate massive numbers of downloads, according to the indictment. Such content was almost always copyright protected, the indictment said. The Justice Department said it was illegal for anyone to download pirated content, but their investigation focused on the leaders of the company, not end users who may have downloaded a few movies for personal viewing. A lawyer who represented the company in a lawsuit last year declined to comment Thursday. Efforts to reach an attorney representing Dotcom were unsuccessful. Although Megaupload is based in Hong Kong, the size of its operation in the southern Chinese city was unclear. The administrative contact listed in its domain registration, Bonnie Lam, did not respond immediately for a request for comment sent to a fax number and email address listed. The indictment was returned in the Eastern District of Virginia, which claimed jurisdiction in part because some of the alleged pirated materials were hosted on leased servers in Ashburn, Va. Prosecutors there have pursued multiple piracy investigations. The Justice Department also was investigating the "significant increase in activity" that disrupted its website. It said in a statement that it was working to "investigate the origins of this activity, which is being treated as a malicious act until we can fully identify the root cause." The site appeared to be working again late Thursday. A spokesman for the Motion Picture Association of America said in an emailed statement that the group's site also had been hacked, but it too appeared to be working later in the evening. "The motion picture and television industry has always been a strong supporter of free speech," the spokesman said. "We strongly condemn any attempts to silence any groups or individuals."   source :http://www.680news.com/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Yahoo Co-Founder, Jerry Yang Resigns

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Jerry Yang rode Yahoo Inc.'s swift rise and subsequent decline over 17 years. Now the co-founder of the onetime dominant Internet company has decided to stop hanging on.
Founder Severs Ties to Yahoo
Seventeen years after co-founding Yahoo, Jerry Yang walks away from the Web portal, and it could signal a clean break now that it has a new CEO, according to tech editor Dan Gallagher, who talks about potential restructuring. Stacey Delo reports. (Photo: Getty Images)
Mr. Yang, 43 years old, said Tuesday he was resigning from Yahoo's board, severing ties to the company he co-founded with David Filo in 1995 while both were Stanford University graduate students. Mr. Yang also said he would leave the boards of Yahoo Japan Corp. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., in which Yahoo owns significant stakes. Mr. Yang has been under pressure for weeks, grappling with criticism over his multiple roles at the Sunnyvale, Calif., company—including co-founder, director, former chief executive and large shareholder. Some investors questioned whether Mr. Yang had conflicts of interest as Yahoo in recent months explored its strategic options, including whether to sell all or part of the company.

The History of Yahoo

Mr. Yang is leaving after Yahoo this month hired a new chief executive, Scott Thompson, the former president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal unit. He fills a void created four months earlier when the board fired Carol Bartz. Yahoo is also closing in on a deal to shed its Yahoo Japan and Alibaba stakes without creating a hefty tax bill.

Activist investor Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC in recent months has threatened a proxy fight against Yahoo and called for the resignation of Mr. Yang and several other directors. In a reflection of investor sentiment toward Mr. Yang, Yahoo's stock gained 3% to $15.90 in after-hours trading after the co-founder announced his departure from the company's board. Mr. Yang himself made the decision to exit Yahoo's board, said two people familiar with the situation. Mr. Yang didn't immediately inform all of his fellow directors that he would step down, these people added. In making his decision, Mr. Yang also didn't discuss potential external pressures facing the board, said one of the people. "Mr. Yang just decided that now was the time," this person said. "Anything else is speculation." But another person familiar with the situation said Mr. Yang may have wanted to avoid being a target if a proxy fight were to occur. "He's rich. He doesn't need all this [fuss],'' this person said. "He has a great reputation and he doesn't need it sullied.'' Mr. Yang's departure comes several weeks before shareholders can nominate rival directors to Yahoo's board, beginning Feb. 24, though the company could postpone the schedule. All nine Yahoo directors are up for re-election this year. Yahoo hasn't yet announced the date for this year's annual shareholder meeting.
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Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported the company was searching for several new board candidates to replace possible outgoing directors, including Chairman Roy Bostock, according to people familiar with the matter. In a statement, Mr. Yang said "the time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo." He didn't respond to requests for further comment. A spokeswoman for Yahoo said she had no information about whether Mr. Yang would be replaced and who would take his posts on the boards of Alibaba and Yahoo Japan. Mr. Yang's exit is the latest chapter for Yahoo and underlines the widening gap between old Internet companies and newer ones. Yahoo was part of an earlier crop of Web companies from the 1990s that helped spark the dot-com boom and came of age as users world-wide began going online. But after riding that wave, new companies such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.—often with younger leaders like 27-year-old Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook—came to prominence with Web technologies such as search and social networking, leaving older firms like Yahoo struggling to catch up. The resignation of Mr. Yang—who as of November still owned a 3.8% stake in Yahoo, compared with a 5.9% stake held by co-founder Mr. Filo—is a far cry from the glory days of Yahoo. The company began as a hobby for Messrs. Filo and Yang, who created "David's and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web," a list of their favorite websites. In 1995, the duo dropped out of Stanford, took a $2 million investment and incorporated Yahoo. The founders chose the name Yahoo largely for its dictionary definition: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth," according to an official company history. When consumers started surfing the Web in the mid-1990s, Yahoo became their trusted guide, a kind of Yellow Pages for the new age. Yahoo went public in 1996 in an IPO that instantly made Messrs. Filo and Yang multi-millionaires. The company adopted an anti-corporate image, with executives who wore jeans and put their feet on their desks.

Journal Community

Mr. Yang, the more visible of the two co-founders, quickly became a poster child of the dot-com boom. At its peak in 1999, Yahoo was worth more than $120 billion—bigger than companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. today. But even then, the seeds of Yahoo's decline were being planted. The company failed to realize a crop of "algorithmic" Web-search engines such as Google were a potential threat to its business. More recently, Yahoo grappled with the rise of Facebook while failing to establish a big footprint in mobile devices and new methods of selling online ads. "The near-term Wall Street reaction is that he [Mr. Yang] wasn't doing a good job, but the longer-term perspective is that he will go down as one of the top 10 Internet entrepreneurs," said Mark Mahaney, an analyst at Citigroup Inc. who has been covering the Internet industry since 1998. During the dot-com bust last decade, Mr. Yang used his star power to help Yahoo draw in badly needed advertisers by meeting with them personally. "For big clients, Jerry was the man," said Greg Coleman, a former top Yahoo executive. "He was the iconic rock star…and he knew how to work that magic." In the mid-2000s, Mr. Yang fostered a friendship with Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba Group. In 2005, Yahoo opted to hand its Chinese operations over to Alibaba, while buying a 40% stake in the Chinese firm for $1 billion. That stake was recently estimated at $14 billion, making it one of Yahoo's most valuable assets. On Tuesday, Mr. Ma said his relationship with Mr. Yang "has withstood some ups and downs over the past few years, and I have great respect for what he has built and I wish him well." Mr. Yang was Yahoo CEO between mid-2007 and early 2009, during which time he grappled with an offer from Microsoft Corp. in 2008 to buy Yahoo for more than $45 billion. Mr. Yang and fellow directors turned down the offer, igniting a barrage of criticism.
 
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Bloomberg NewsJerry Yang has severed all ties with Yahoo.
In an on-stage interview at a conference in San Francisco that year, Mr. Yang deflected suggestions he had let his feelings for Yahoo cloud his decision making. "I know I will be labeled with that forever," he said. After Ms. Bartz became Yahoo CEO in 2009, Mr. Yang receded from the spotlight. Following her firing last September, Yahoo began entertaining potential investments by private-equity firms to take a controlling or minority stake in the company. Some Yahoo investors expressed concerns because one of the proposals discussed by Yahoo's bankers involved Mr. Yang aligning himself with a private-equity firm or other buyers and becoming part of a new Yahoo ownership group, people familiar with the matter have said. The activist hedge fund Third Point said Mr. Yang must "declare whether he is a buyer or a seller—he cannot be both." Yahoo denied there was any conflict and people close to Yahoo said Mr. Yang was acting with the board's blessing and that he had retained his own lawyer to advise him on potential conflicts. Another person close to Yahoo said company directors hadn't expressed any concern about Mr. Yang's motivations. Within Yahoo, Mr. Yang stepped up his presence after the firing of Ms. Bartz, people familiar with the matter have said. He has attended high-level company meetings and been involved in engineering and corporate development strategy, including Yahoo's $270 million acquisition of ad-technology firm Interclick Inc., announced in November, these people said. Source : http://online.wsj.com

Wikipedia, Google Go Black to Protest SOPA

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy WalesWikipedia and other popular websites converted their homepages into virtual protest banners early Wednesday as part of an effort to stop Internet piracy legislation that is being considered by the U.S. Congress The online encyclopedia, the tenth most popular website in the U.S., shut down most of its English-language services and replaced its familiar white and gray design with a black homepage featuring information about the bills. Known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the legislation—backed by major American media companies—would allow the Justice Department to seek a court order requiring U.S. search engines to scrub certain results from the sites, among other antipiracy measures. "This bill is poorly constructed, quite dangerous and won't actually address the real problem of piracy," said Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, in an interview. "Internet policy shouldn't be set by Hollywood." Wikipedia, run by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, is expected to be joined over the day in a blackout protest by thousands of other, mostly smaller websites including Reddit Inc. and the humor sites run by Cheezburger Inc The protest was joined, too, by search giant Google Inc., which didn't shut down its site, but around midnight covered most of the logo on its U.S. homepage with a black box, and added a link asking users to tell Congress "please don't censor the web." Craigslist Inc., the popular classifieds site, also put up a black homepage that offered information about the laws and scolded "corporate paymasters" to "keep those clammy hands off the Internet!" Mr. Wales of Wikimedia said he first proposed the idea of temporarily turning off Wikipedia as a protest in December, and it came into fruition after weeks of discussion by the site's volunteer editors. "The community got together and had a huge conversation and decided we needed to take a stand," said Mr. Wales.  The move to shut the site for a day was designed to make Congress hear a different point of view on the issue, said Mr. Wales. "To date, they've only really heard from professional lobbyists and Hollywood, and haven't heard from people about how they use the Internet and why it should remain the way it is," said Mr. Wales. But in turning off its site, the nonprofit Wikipedia is also taking up the mantle of a cause that is tied to the business interests of major tech firms. "Our view is that Google is big enough to look out for themselves," said Mr. Wales. "Our interest is really about the fundamental structure of the Internet." He said he wasn't certain how the bills, if passed, might affect Wikipedia. "We could be barred from linking to websites that are classified as foreign infringing sites, and that raises quite obviously a lot of very deep First Amendment issues." The Wikipedia blackout affects its English-language site for users around the world, but the versions in other languages and versions formatted for mobile phones continue to operate.   Source : http://online.wsj.com/

Monday, January 9, 2012

Complete list of Facebook Chat Emoticons

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While playing with Facebook Chat I wondered if it supported emoticons. Turns out it does. But when I tried the >:-) emoticon (a 'devil') and saw it printed as boring text, I wondered, "what smilies does facebook actually support?"
So with the help of Safari and some javascript hacking I present to you a complete list of facebook emoticons.
 smile
:-) :) :] =)
 frown
:-( :( :[ =(
 tongue
:-P :P :-p :p =P
 grin
:-D :D =D
 gasp
:-O :O :-o :o
 wink
;-) ;)
 glasses
8-) 8) B-) B)
 sunglasses
8-| 8| B-| B|
 grumpy
>:( >:-(
 unsure
:/ :-/ :\ :-\
 cry
:'(
 devil
3:) 3:-)
 angel
O:) O:-)
 kiss
:-* :*
 heart
<3
 kiki
^_^
 squint
-_-
 confused
o.O O.o
 upset

>:O >:-O >:o >:-o
 pacman
:v
 curly lips
:3
 robot
:|]
 Chris Putnam
:putnam:
 Shark
(^^^)
 Penguin
<(")
 42
:42:
Enjoy.

50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First

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Not everyone who's on top today got there with success after success. More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous obstacles that forced them to work harder and show more determination than others. Next time you're feeling down about your failures in college or in a career, keep these fifty famous people in mind and remind yourself that sometimes failure is just the first step towards success.
50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First
Business Gurus
These businessmen and the companies they founded are today known around the world, but as these stories show, their beginnings weren't always smooth.
  1. Henry FordWhile Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn't an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five time before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
  2. R. H. Macy: Most people are familiar with this large department store chain, but Macy didn't always have it easy. Macy started seven failed business before finally hitting big with his store in New York City.
  3. F. W. WoolworthSome may not know this name today, but Woolworth was once one of the biggest names in department stores in the U.S. Before starting his own business, young Woolworth worked at a dry goods store and was not allowed to wait on customers because his boss said he lacked the sense needed to do so.
  4. Soichiro Honda: The billion-dollar business that is Honda began with a series of failures and fortunate turns of luck. Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job after interviewing for a job as an engineer, leaving him jobless for quite some time. He started making scooters of his own at home, and spurred on by his neighbors, finally started his own business.
  5. Akio MoritaYou may not have heard of Morita but you've undoubtedly heard of his company, Sony. Sony's first product was a rice cooker that unfortunately didn't cook rice so much as burn it, selling less than 100 units. This first setback didn't stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.
  6. Bill GatesGates didn't seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn't work, Gates' later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.
  7. Harland David Sanders: Perhaps better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his chicken at first. In fact, his famous secret chicken recipe was rejected 1,009 times before a restaurant accepted it.
  8. Walt Disney: Today Disney rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a bit of a rough start. He was fired by a newspaper editor because, "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn't last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept plugging along, however, and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.
Scientists and Thinkers
50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First
Famously Successful People
These people are often regarded as some of the greatest minds of our century, but they often had to face great obstacles, the ridicule of their peers and the animosity of society.
  1. Albert EinsteinMost of us take Einstein's name as synonymous with genius, but he didn't always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.
  2. Charles DarwinIn his early years, Darwin gave up on having a medical career and was often chastised by his father for being lazy and too dreamy. Darwin himself wrote, "I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." Perhaps they judged too soon, as Darwin today is well-known for his scientific studies.
  3. Robert Goddard: Goddard today is hailed for his research and experimentation with liquid-fueled rockets, but during his lifetime his ideas were often rejected and mocked by his scientific peers who thought they were outrageous and impossible. Today rockets and space travel don't seem far-fetched at all, due largely in part to the work of this scientist who worked against the feelings of the time.
  4. Isaac NewtonNewton was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally blossomed into the scholar we know today.
  5. Socrates: Despite leaving no written records behind, Socrates is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the Classical era. Because of his new ideas, in his own time he was called "an immoral corrupter of youth" and was sentenced to death. Socrates didn't let this stop him and kept right on, teaching up until he was forced to poison himself.
  6. Robert Sternberg: This big name in psychology received a C in his first college introductory psychology class with his teacher telling him that, "there was already a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another." Sternberg showed him, however, graduating from Stanford with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa and eventually becoming the President of the American Psychological Association.
Inventors
These inventors changed the face of the modern world, but not without a few failed prototypes along the way.
  1. Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything." Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked.
  2. Orville and Wilbur Wright: These brothers battled depression and family illness before starting the bicycle shop that would lead them to experimenting with flight. After numerous attempts at creating flying machines, several years of hard work, and tons of failed prototypes, the brothers finally created a plane that could get airborne and stay there.
50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
From politicians to talk show hosts, these figures had a few failures before they came out on top.
  1. Winston Churchill: This Nobel Prize-winning, twice-elected Prime Minster of the United Kingdom wasn't always as well regarded as he is today. Churchill struggled in school and failed the sixth grade. After school he faced many years of political failures, as he was defeated in every election for public office until he finally became the Prime Minister at the ripe old age of 62.
  2. Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln's life wasn't so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you're not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.) Lincoln didn't stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.
  3. Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was "unfit for tv."
  4. Harry S. TrumanThis WWI vet, Senator, Vice President and eventual President eventually found success in his life, but not without a few missteps along the way. Truman started a store that sold silk shirts and other clothing–seemingly a success at first–only go bankrupt a few years later.
  5. Dick Cheney: This recent Vice President and businessman made his way to the White House but managed to flunk out of Yale University, not once, but twice. Former President George W. Bush joked with Cheney about this fact, stating, "So now we know –if you graduate from Yale, you become president. If you drop out, you get to be vice president."
Hollywood Types
These faces ought to be familiar from the big screen, but these actors, actresses and directors saw their fair share of rejection and failure before they made it big.
  1. Jerry Seinfeld: Just about everybody knows who Seinfeld is, but the first time the young comedian walked on stage at a comedy club, he looked out at the audience, froze and was eventually jeered and booed off of the stage. Seinfeld knew he could do it, so he went back the next night, completed his set to laughter and applause, and the rest is history.
  2. Fred Astaire: In his first screen test, the testing director of MGM noted that Astaire, "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful actor, singer and dancer and kept that note in his Beverly Hills home to remind him of where he came from.
  3. Sidney Poitier: After his first audition, Poitier was told by the casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?" Poitier vowed to show him that he could make it, going on to win an Oscar and become one of the most well-regarded actors in the business.
  4. Jeanne Moreau: As a young actress just starting out, this French actress was told by a casting director that she was simply not pretty enough to make it in films. He couldn't have been more wrong as Moreau when on to star in nearly 100 films and win numerous awards for her performances.
  5. Charlie Chaplin: It's hard to imagine film without the iconic Charlie Chaplin, but his act was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because they felt it was a little too nonsensical to ever sell.
  6. Lucille Ball: During her career, Ball had thirteen Emmy nominations and four wins, also earning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors. Before starring in I Love Lucy, Ball was widely regarded as a failed actress and a B movie star. Even her drama instructors didn't feel she could make it, telling her to try another profession. She, of course, proved them all wrong.
  7. Harrison FordIn his first film, Ford was told by the movie execs that he simply didn't have what it takes to be a star. Today, with numerous hits under his belt, iconic portrayals of characters like Han Solo and Indiana Jones, and a career that stretches decades, Ford can proudly show that he does, in fact, have what it takes.
  8. Marilyn Monroe: While Monroe's star burned out early, she did have a period of great success in her life. Despite a rough upbringing and being told by modeling agents that she should instead consider being a secretary, Monroe became a pin-up, model and actress that still strikes a chord with people today.
  9. Oliver StoneThis Oscar-winning filmmaker began his first novel while at Yale, a project that eventually caused him to fail out of school. This would turn out to be a poor decision as the the text was rejected by publishers and was not published until 1998, at which time it was not well-received. After dropping out of school, Stone moved to Vietnam to teach English, later enlisting in the army and fighting in the war, a battle that earning two Purple Hearts and helped him find the inspiration for his later work that often center around war.
Writers and Artists
We've all heard about starving artists and struggling writers, but these stories show that sometimes all that work really does pay off with success in the long run.
  1. Vincent Van GoghDuring his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting, and this was to a friend and only for a very small amount of money. While Van Gogh was never a success during his life, he plugged on with painting, sometimes starving to complete his over 800 known works. Today, they bring in hundreds of millions.
  2. Emily DickinsonRecluse and poet Emily Dickinson is a commonly read and loved writer. Yet in her lifetime she was all but ignored, having fewer than a dozen poems published out of her almost 1,800 completed works.
  3. Theodor Seuss GieselToday nearly every child has read The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham, yet 27 different publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
  4. Charles SchultzSchultz's Peanuts comic strip has had enduring fame, yet this cartoonist had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Even after high school, Schultz didn't have it easy, applying and being rejected for a position working with Walt Disney.
  5. Steven Spielberg: While today Spielberg's name is synonymous with big budget, he was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. He eventually attended school at another location, only to drop out to become a director before finishing. Thirty-five years after starting his degree, Spielberg returned to school in 2002 to finally complete his work and earn his BA.
  6. Stephen King: The first book by this author, the iconic thriller Carrie, received 30 rejections, finally causing King to give up and throw it in the trash. His wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it, and the rest is history, with King now having hundreds of books published the distinction of being one of the best-selling authors of all time.
  7. Zane GreyIncredibly popular in the early 20th century, this adventure book writer began his career as a dentist, something he quickly began to hate. So, he began to write, only to see rejection after rejection for his works, being told eventually that he had no business being a writer and should given up. It took him years, but at 40, Zane finally got his first work published, leaving him with almost 90 books to his name and selling over 50 million copies worldwide.
  8. J. K. Rowling: Rowling may be rolling in a lot of Harry Potter dough today, but before she published the series of novels she was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.
  9. MonetToday Monet's work sells for millions of dollars and hangs in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Yet during his own time, it was mocked and rejected by the artistic elite, the Paris Salon. Monet kept at his impressionist style, which caught on and in many ways was a starting point for some major changes to art that ushered in the modern era.
  10. Jack London: This well-known American author wasn't always such a success. While he would go on to publish popular novels like White Fang and The Call of the Wild, his first story received six hundred rejection slips before finally being accepted.
  11. Louisa May Alcott: Most people are familiar with Alcott's most famous work, Little Women. Yet Alcott faced a bit of a battle to get her work out there and was was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family to make ends meet. It was her letters back home during her experience as a nurse in the Civil War that gave her the first big break she needed.
Musicians
While their music is some of the best selling, best loved and most popular around the world today, these musicians show that it takes a whole lot of determination to achieve success.
  1. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart began composing at the age of five, writing over 600 pieces of music that today are lauded as some of the best ever created. Yet during his lifetime, Mozart didn't have such an easy time, and was often restless, leading to his dismissal from a position as a court musician in Salzberg. He struggled to keep the support of the aristocracy and died with little to his name.
  2. Elvis Presley: As one of the best-selling artists of all time, Elvis has become a household name even years after his death. But back in 1954, Elvis was still a nobody, and Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after just one performance telling him, "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."
  3. Igor Stravinsky: In 1913 when Stravinsky debuted his now famous Rite of Spring, audiences rioted, running the composer out of town. Yet it was this very work that changed the way composers in the 19th century thought about music and cemented his place in musical history.
  4. The BeatlesFew people can deny the lasting power of this super group, still popular with listeners around the world today. Yet when they were just starting out, a recording company told them no. The were told "we don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out," two things the rest of the world couldn't have disagreed with more.
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven: In his formative years, young Beethoven was incredibly awkward on the violin and was often so busy working on his own compositions that he neglected to practice. Despite his love of composing, his teachers felt he was hopeless at it and would never succeed with the violin or in composing. Beethoven kept plugging along, however, and composed some of the best-loved symphonies of all time–five of them while he was completely deaf.
Athletes
While some athletes rocket to fame, others endure a path fraught with a little more adversity, like those listed here.
  1. Michael JordanMost people wouldn't believe that a man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn't let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
  2. Stan SmithThis tennis player was rejected from even being a lowly ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match because event organizers felt he was too clumsy and uncoordinated. Smith went on to prove them wrong, showcasing his not-so-clumsy skills by winning Wimbledon, U. S. Open and eight Davis Cups.
  3. Babe RuthYou probably know Babe Ruth because of his home run record (714 during his career), but along with all those home runs came a pretty hefty amount of strikeouts as well (1,330 in all). In fact, for decades he held the record for strikeouts. When asked about this he simply said, "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."
  4. Tom LandryAs the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Landry brought the team two Super Bowl victories, five NFC Championship victories and holds the records for the record for the most career wins. He also has the distinction of having one of the worst first seasons on record (winning no games) and winning five or fewer over the next four seasons.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Engineers KOLAVERI STUDENT Style

Engineers KOLAVERI STUDENT Style..!!!


Yo Engineers I am sing song...
Sem song..
Fail song..
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Rhythm correct
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Maintain this
Why this Kolaveri...............aaa Di.
White colour-u paper-u paper-u.
Paper-u print-u black-u.
Questions-u questions-u danger-u danger-u.
My mind blank-u...
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
White colour-u paper paper.
Paper print-u black-u.
Eyes-u questions-u meet-u meet-u.
My future dark.
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Maama hall ticket eduthuko
Apdiye kaila Calc eduthuko.
Pa pa pa paan Pa pa pa paan
Pa pa pa paan pa pa paan
Sariya vaasi..
Super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4
Wow wat a change over maama
Ok maama now tune change-u.
Kaila book..
Only english..
Hand la book
Book la notes
Eyes-u full-aa tear-u
Empty brain-u
Exam u come-u
Life reverse gear-u
Mam-u mam-u oh my mam-u.
You taught me wrong sum-u
Cow-u cow-u holy cow-u..
Is this in syllabus-u
God i am dying now-u,
Inviglator happy how-u,
This-u song-u for engineer-u.
We dont have choice-u.
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri kolaveri di...



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