Saturday, March 28, 2009

Donate a car to charity

So I was just wondering if anyone has ever donated a car to charity:D, sounds weird though. What do you think is the reason people would want to do that. The only thing that comes in my mind is that if you own a car which stops working every other day,and you are sick of paying for fixing it, and no one's actually ready to buy it,then its time you should donate it:P. For free maybe.
No actually its a serious thing. You can know more about it from here:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Computer Hard Drive Data Recovery

Data loss is now a common problem after the widespread use of computers in daily life. Its not just because of those nasty viruses seeping through your hard drives and costing you damages but also because of the accidental deletion of data by the user himself.

So the question arises what to do in such a freaky situation. Obviously get the data back, but how??? The answer is simple but not "FREE". Most of the data recovery softwares available on the internet are shareware based.So you have to either buy them or subscribe to the organization paying them a monthly fee which surely most of us don't prefer. I did a project on data recovery from removable devices i.e flash drives(FAT12,FAT16 and FAT32), SIM cards and memory sticks. It works by making a copy of the disk and acquiring data from that copy so that the original disk isn't compromised. But it doesn't go well with hard drives as their size is in GBs and making a copy of that requires a lot of space.Ok so the point is that its possible and you can do it on your own if you are good at programming. But before that, you need to have a sound knowledge of the underlying file system.

Tip: Always keep a backup copy of all your important data and don't forget to lock it in a strong password. Data recovery on hard drives supporting FAT file systems is easier than the ones with NTFS file system.

Mesothelioma Peritoneum

You must be wondering what the hell is this Mesothelioma???
Well this strange sounding word is the name of one of those infinite diseases that a layman is unaware of. It just occurred to me that I must share it with you.

Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma (affecting the lining of the abdominal cavity) include belly pain, weight loss, nausea and vomiting. Minor ailments can often cause these same symptoms. Sometimes resembling viral pneumonia, Peritoneal Mesothelioma (affecting the lining of the lungs) patients may suffer shortness of breath, chest pain and persistent cough. Some patients show no symptoms at all. Pleural effusion, or an accumulation of fluid between the lining of the lung and the chest cavity, represents one of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma. As the volume of fluid increases, shortness of breath, known as "dyspnea", and sometimes pain may occur. If you have worked with asbestos and you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor right away.

Here's more about it: More about Mesothelioma