Thursday, December 28, 2006

How to use Hiren

Just insert Hiren's cd and boot.
Remember to make CD as your first boot device in BIOS.(Press del/F2/f10 at boot for BIOS).

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

bit VS Byte

Why do i get 32KB/S when they say its 256kbps?

I would be a millionare if I got a dime every time I heard that question.

So to make it clear...... i am going to write a paper on Download speeds(Well...I will call it a paper .....but normal people will call it a guide)

Ok, Lets start.

Every data in the computer world is represented by 1 or 0 (TRUE or FALSE).
Each 1 or 0 is called a bit. So, we can say that a Bit is the smallest amount of data in the digital world.
The way 12 inches make a foot and 100 centimeters make a metre.
Similarly...... 8 bits make 1 byte.
Say it in ur head...

8 bits make 1 byte
8 bits make 1 byte
8 bits make 1 byte
8 bits make 1 byte


Also .... 1000 bits = 1 kilobit


1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte

All was fine till here..... bit and Byte were happy with their own identity.

Problems arised between them....... when few lazy tech geeks started abbreviating kilobyte and kilobit by KB. Mr. Byte and Miss. Bit were not cool with this new handle. There was an identity crisis. Both didnt want to giv up their names and the only way to solve this problem was to call in more tech geeks.
These geeks again turned out to be lazy. What they did was to assign small "b" to bit and capital "B" to byte (maybe because bit was younger to byte....8 times younger).After this both had their own handles.

Thereafter kilobit was addressed as kb
and kilobyte was called kB.

And also there is a covention adopted for internet speeds (the geeks didnt want any future misunderstandings)
If mentioned in Bytes we use kB/s
and in bits....... its kbps.

Now I can see some of the questions erupting inside your head!!

Q. So what do we hav to do to convert Bytes to bits?
A: Multiply it by 8.
eg. 64kB = 64*8 kbits =512kbits=512kb

Q. How do we convert bits to Bytes?
A: Divide it by 8 (duh!!). No.. example for this.(DIY)

Q. WTF? What abt my internet speeds?
A: What about your internet speeds?

Q. Where the heck is the close button?
A. Right top corner :)


Actually...there one more unit called the kibibyte (KiB) ......I wont be disscussing it here coz.. thats out-of-my-scope.
KiB resulted when few bored geeks(International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC) reopend the Mr. Byte v/s Miss Bit case in 1998.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Gandhi 'giri'

Got a chance to watch Munnabhai 2, good movie. Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani were not as good as they were in the previous version. The guy who portrayed Gandhi was not up to the mark(thats what i think). But the reason you should watch the movie is for the one-liners by Cirkeshwar ( circuit for the uninformed); man, they were awesome!!

Are Gandhian values back into the mainstream. If we were able to get freedom this way, why not use it solve national problems and not-so-national problems ?
The only problem now would be that people just understand what the values actually means(not saying that I undersatnd it!). Recently, I saw a post in a forum where a fellow country man suggested everbody to send flowers to "bastard" Arjun Singh along with Get Well Soon cards.
Now, is he trying to do this to ' irritate ' the HRD Minister? Is this what Gandhi preached; to irritate-the-enemy-till-the-end; Or to make the opponent realize that what he is doing is wrong.

Now what i was thinking is .....What if Mr. Singh also sends flowers and cards to the 'he' ?, will that solve the problem?....Googly isnt it??

Friday, September 15, 2006

Speed Trap

Which one would be faster? speed of sound or speed of a bullet. I was thinking of a method to find the answer. I got one.. but no specimen to try the experiment.
Anyway, hav you ever wondered what will happen if you shoot yourself in the head. Will you be able to hear the BANG!!; or the bullet would hav zipped past your brain before that. That would answer my question. With all this sucidal thoughts, the chemicals in my brain has started surging.
If we slash and separate the head and the body, which part of the two will feel the pain. As the body will hav no brain to process the pain and the head will not have any parts to have pain shots.
(Ok... the 'parts'-'shots' rhyming was intentional but brain -pain wasnt.)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Reason.....

I really dont know why am I starting this blog; maybe this wud become a place where I can store my day to day thoughts so that I can recollect it when I want to( head is running out of space..lik my disk) .
Now that I hav started this... I cant think of any thing thoughts have vanshied....need to use Hiren's to recover them....