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It was 6:15 PM in Singapore and I was at my desk working as usual. And then I felt that some one is rocking my chair. And after few seconds I realised that it was an earthquake. The building was shaking and we all should rush down to a safety place. But imagine coming down from 30th floor as ideally that’s what you should do in case of emergency. But nah! I took the elivator hoping that it won’t crash in between the floors. And we all came down safely and stood outside a 60 storey building. If you look for a safer shelter in the city limit I would say that we do not have one. We are surrounded by tall buildings and I could not imagine what would happen if any one of them crashed.

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Welcome Back Steve

Imagine…

End of days for Apple …
All over the place….iPods, iPhones, Macs are lying dead…
And PC’s are taking over….with help of Windows 7…
And….And…much more things…which I can’t imagine right now… 🙂
Steve Jobs dressed in an aluminium dress..perfectly cased as if it was custom made for him….
With iPhone 3GS dangling all over his shoulders and Leopard Snow held in his right hand as if he is holding a Big Gun…

And then he says “I am Back”

in the exact same tone…how Arnold used to say in Terminator :).

Yes indeed…Steve is back to office yesterday. For full story read the CNBC Story

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Types of US Visa’s

Ever wondered what type of Visa you need if you want to enter USA. Here are the different types of Visa for USA.

A – Official Visa

  • A-1: For Ambassadors, public ministers & consular officers
  • A-2: For immediate family members of A-1
  • A-3: Attendants & servants of A-1 and A-2 holders

    B – Business/Visitor Visa

  • B-1: Temporary visitor for business
  • B-2: Temporary visitor for leisure

    C & D Visa (For Aliens in transit)

  • C-1,2: Alien in transit directly through US
  • C-3: Family of C-1,C-2 in transit
  • C-4: Transit without Visa(TWOV)
  • D-1: Sailors departing on vessel of arrival
  • D-2: Sailors departing by other means

    E – Visa (For Traders/Investors)

  • E-1: Treaty Trader, spouse and children
  • E-2: Treaty Investor, spouse and children

    F Visa (Students)

    Want to study or research at a U.S. college? Then F is the visa for you –

  • F-1: Academic Student
  • F-2: Spouse or child of F-1

    H (Temporary Worker) Visa

  • H-1B: Persons in a specialty occupation
  • H-2B: Seasonal nonagricultural workers
  • H-3: Trainees other than medical/academic; also training of handicaps
  • H-4: Dependants of H visa holders

    I Visa (Mediapersons)

    Are you a reporter, film person, Editor? Then you require an I-visa –
    Essential documents: Your press ID, a letter from the editor.

    J & Q Exchange Visitor Visa

  • J-1: Visas for exchange visitors. exchange visitors may be academics, scientists, businesspeople or students.
  • J-2: Spouse or ‘child’ of J-1 under 21

    K Fiance(e) of US Citizen

  • K-1: Fiance(e)
  • K-2: Minor child of K-1
  • K-3: Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (LIFE Act)
  • K-4: Child of K-3 (LIFE Act)Essential documents: Marriage certificate & Photos, Intent of marrying within 90 days in US(for K1).

    L Visa (Intracompany Transferees)

  • L-1A: Executive, managerial
  • L-1B: Specialized knowledge
  • L-2: Spouse or child of L-1

    M Visa – Vocational and Language Students

  • M-1: Vocational student or other non-academic student
  • M-2: Spouse or child of M-1

    O Visa – For Prodigies

  • O-1: For a Genius in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics.
  • O-2: Alien’s (support) accompanying O-1
  • O-3: Spouse or child of O-1 or O-2

    P Visa – Athletes and Entertainers

  • P-1: Athletes & Entertainment groups
  • P-2: Entertainers in exchange programs
  • P-3: Entertainers in cultural programs
  • P-4: Spouse or child of P-1, 2, or 3

    R Visa – Religious Workers

  • R-1: Religious workers
  • R-2: Spouse or child of R-1
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    Archaeologists in Italy have dug a pair of human skeletons, their arms still wrapped around each other in an eternal embrace.

    skeletons-embracing.jpg Archaeologists unearthed the skeletons dating back to the late Neolithic period outside Mantua, 25 miles south of Verona, the city of Shakespeare’s story of doomed love.

    Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are believed to have been a man and a woman and are thought to have died young, because their teeth were found intact, said Elena Menotti, the archaeologist who led the dig.

    Experts will now study the artifacts and the skeletons to determine the burial site’s age and how old the two were when they died, she said. The finds will then go on display at Mantua’s Archaeological Museum.Establishing the cause of death could prove almost impossible, unless they were killed by a debilitating disease, a knife or something else that might have left marks on the bones.

    The two bodies, which cuddle closely while facing each other on their sides, were probably buried at the same time, an indication of a possible sudden and tragic death.

     

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    No GMail for Europe

    German users can’t sign up for “gmail.com” accounts, they get “googlemail.com” instead.

    Daniel Giersch, a German-born 32-year old entrepreneur, has just announced that his company received a positive ruling last week from the Harmonization Office supporting his claim that “Gmail” and his own “G-mail” are confusingly similar. G-mail is a German service that provides a “gmail.de” email address, but also allows for a sort of “hybrid mail” system in which documents can be sent electronically, printed out by the company, and delivered in paper format to local addresses.

    Giersch has been successful in German courts so far, which is why German users can’t sign up for “gmail.com” accounts, and he has now taken his fight to the EU office that handles trademark disputes for the continent.

    Google is certainly interested in using the Gmail name wherever it can—Giersch claims the company offered him $250,000 for it at one point—but it now looks it will be “Google Mail” throughout Europe.

    For More Information Visit Here and Here

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    This deal is applicable only for Singapore

    Now you can check your emails or Instant Messaging (IM) for FREE wherever you are, with SingTel Wireless@SG.

    SingTel Wireless@SG is proud to be part of Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) which offers everyone wireless broadband access at both indoor and outdoor public areas. What’s more, SingTel is offering the basic service at 512kbps FREE for 3 years till 31 December 2009.

    Wireless@SG is also mobility beyond laptops. It is applicable for Internet tablets, PDAs or WiFi enabled handsets such as Nokia N80, E60, E61, E70 and Samsung i600.

    Wireless@SG is available FREE at a speed of 512kbps, or you can choose to take up the higher speed of 1Mbps plan at a nominal fee of $10.40/month (with GST).

    SIGN UP NOW !!!

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    Google Reader should now show videos from YouTube and Google Video (and a few other sites) that you have embedded in your blog posts and articles.

    Other video sites they support currently are MySpace, Jumpcut, Grouper, IFILM, Metacafe, Revver, Vimeo, vSocial, and games from Monsters and Critics.

    If your favorite site isn’t listed, please tell them in the Reader group.

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