Ancient computers - (source unknown)

History has a nice way of putting things in perspective. Imagine this: the first hard disk drive was a monstrosity consisting of 50 platters, each two feet in diameter. It required four able-bodied men to lift it into the back of a truck for transportation. And all of this provided a grand total of 5 MB of storage space, just enough for a single MP3 song! Oh, and it cost US $ 50,000.

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[solved] Macbook asks for password every time I add, edit, delete a file

I had a terrible problem with MacBook thatall Apple apps would freeze. To fix it, I made a new user account and gave it Administrator rights. But then I faced a new problem.

Whenever I tried to do any operation on any file, it started to ask for my password which was very annoying.

Apple support told me you have to right-click on the file or folder and click on "Get Info." In there, add yourself as a user and give permission to "Read and write." I still had the same problem....

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How to fix macbook if only your apple apps not responding

I got a new MacBook Pro with the maximum configuration possible and after a week, it started to crash. The odd thing was that only apps provided by Apple were crashing. So the apps, you would think have no chance of crashing, would crash - often one after the other. The only saving grace was that they started working after a reboot, only to freeze again in acouple of hours.

What frustrated me more was that even though my old Windows system was painfully slow, it didn’t hang on me like...

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Broken Dreams by Lauretta P. Burns As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend.
I brought my broken dreams to GOD
Because He was my Friend.

But then instead of leaving Him
in Peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
With ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried
"How can You be so slow"?
"My child," He said,
"What could I do?
You never did let go."

We turn to God...

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Unbiased writing - How to write for an intelligent audience

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell Expressing ideas and opinions with conviction:This is something I have battled with for a long time and still do.

In college, when evaluated for group discussions, I would be told many times"Youare not confident in your sentences, therefore your argument appears weak." I usedlots of "can, could, may, might, about,...

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Is your perspective really your own?

Most of our independentthoughts aren’t independent. They are shaped by our culture, religion, and people around us.

We just take it for granted that this is the way things are. We don’t question why and if they are true.

But it’s not your fault. All animals are set that way by default - to believe unquestioningly.

Here are two short stories which, I hope, will inspire you to question the "truths" you have inherited.

Story 1: Five friends in Belfast When I was a...

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Smart life Philosophy digest [incomplete]

To make money we lose our health, and then to restore our health we lose our money. We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived.

My wall You become what you think. Think positive, think happy. You become what you eat. Eat healthy, eat for health. Your outer world is merely a reflection of your inner world. Make the inner world happy. Your mind can only hold one thought at a time. Positive or negative. Force happy thoughts long enough, your destiny will accept...

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Short Stories that touched me

Hats off.....British Airways This scene took place on a British Airways flight betweenJohannesburg, South Africa & London.A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to ablack man.

Very disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. "Youobviously do not see it then?" she asked. "You placed me next to ablack man.I did not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnantgroup. Give me an alternative seat.""Be calm please," the hostess replied."Almost all the places on...

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Riddles [ongoing]

Lateral thinking Try to asnwer these questions before you look at the answer

Q.How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Examination Topper)

Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it takefour men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four applesand...

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Speeding ticket A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and hasthe following exchange:

Officer: May I see your driver’s license?
Driver: Idon’t have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5thDUI.

Officer: May I see the owner’s card for this vehicle?
Driver: It’s not my car. I stole it.

Officer: The car is stolen?
Driver: That’s right. Butcome to think of it, I think I saw the owner’s card inthe glove box when I was putting my gun in...

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