Why Bill Gates sold Microsoft? [Fun]

Why Bill Gates sold his stake in Microsoft?

Letter is from Banta Singh of Punjab to Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft
Subject: Problems with my new computer

Dear Mr. Bill Gates,
We have bought a computer for our home and we have found some problems,
which I want to bring to your notice.

1. There is a button ‘start’ but there is no ‘stop’ button. We request you
to check this

2. We find there is ‘Run’ in the menu. One of my friends clicked ‘run’ he
ran up to Amritsar ! So, we request you to change that to ‘sit’, so that we
can click that by sitting.

3. One doubt is whether any ‘re-scooter’ is available in system? I find only
‘re-cycle’, but I own a scooter at my home.

4. There is ‘Find’ button but it is not working properly. My wife lost the
door key and we tried a lot trace the key with this ‘ find’
button, but was unable to trace. Please rectify this problem.

5. My child learnt ‘Microsoft word’ now he wants to learn’Microsoft
sentence’, so when you will provide that?

6. I brought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon
which shows ‘MY Computer’: when you will provide the remaining items?

7. It is surprising that windows says ‘MY Pictures’ but there is not even a
single photo of mine. So when will you keep my photo in that.

8. There is ‘MICROSOFT OFFICE’ what about ‘MICROSOFT HOME’ since I use the
PC at home only.
9. You provided ‘My Recent Documents’. When you will provide ‘My Past
Documents’?

10.. You provide ‘My Network Places’. For God sake please do not provide ‘My
Secret Places’. I do not want to let my wife know where I go after my office
hours.

Regards,

Banta
Last one from me to Mr Bill Gates :

Sir, how is it that your name is Gates but u are selling WINDOWS?

With Warm Regards

High BP behind 13% of all global deaths

[Publication: Times Of India Bangalore; Date: Oct 29, 2009; Section: Times Nation; Page: 11]

High blood pressure is the world’s leading risk factor for mortality, being responsible for 13% of all deaths globally.

    It is followed by tobacco use (8.7%), high blood glucose (5.8%), physical inactivity (5.5%), obesity (4.8%) and high cholesterol (4.5%) which among them contribute to almost 30% of all deaths globally. According to the World Health Organisation’s latest global health risks report, high BP, high blood glucose, physical inactivity, childhood malnutrition and unavailability of clean water and sanitation are the top five global health risks.

    Addressing these five factors alone — that are responsible for one-quarter of the 60 million deaths estimated to occur annually — can increase global life expectancy by nearly five years, WHO said. “More than a third of global child deaths can be attributed to a few nutritional risk factors such as low childhood weight, inadequate breastfeeding and zinc deficiency,” said Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at WHO.

    Eight risk factors account for over 75% of cases of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. These are alcohol consumption, high blood glucose, tobacco use, high BP, high body mass index, high cholesterol, low fruit and vegetable intake and physical inactivity. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries. The report said obesity caused more deaths than underweight globally.

    Unhealthy and unsafe environments caused one in four child deaths worldwide. WHO said that in low-income countries, easily remedied nutritional deficiencies prevented one in 38 newborns from reaching the age of five.

    According to experts in India, the WHO report should come as a warning signal, specially for India which has the world’s largest number of people with high BP. Over 10 crore Indian adults presently suffer from high BP, the measure of the force of blood against the walls of the arteries. India also has the highest number of people with high blood glucose.

    So what is causing so many people in India to suffer from high BP? Dr Ashok Seth, chairman and chief cardiologist of Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, said, “Lifestyle factors, such as physical inactivity, a salt-rich diet with fried and fatty foods, and alcohol and tobacco consumption are some of the main reasons behind this epidemic. BP should be under control at all ages.”

    Chief of Max Hospital’s interventional cardiology unit Dr Deepak Natarajan said, “WHO recently pointed out that in 2007, seven million people died of heart attacks and an equal number due to stroke. The common risk factor between the two is high BP. What’s worse, in India, 50% people don’t know they have high BP. Of the rest, 25% aren’t even being treated for it. People should therefore come forward and always get their BP checked.”

    A silent killer that has become the single most important factor causing strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, blindness and paralysis, high BP affects 30% of India’s urban population and 10% of rural folk. Cardiologists say that even a slight reduction of high BP can make a huge difference to a patient’s health. “If prehypertension is reduced, 40% of heart attacks can be prevented. If 5 mm of BP is reduced, 21% mortality can be reduced. For every kg you lose, your BP will come down by 1 mm,” Dr K K Agarwal from Moolchand Hospital said.

20 Great Ways to Find More Free TIME

Are there a hundred different things you wish you could do with your life someday — anything from exercising to meditation or yoga to writing that novel you always wished you could write to reading more to relaxing and watching the sunrise? But perhaps you never have the time, like most people.

The truth is, we all have the same amount of time, and its finite and in great demand. But some of us have made the time for doing the things we love doing, and others have allowed the constant demands and pressures and responsibilities of life to dictate their days.

Its time to move from the second group back into the first. Reclaim your time. Create the life you want and make the most of the free time you lay claim to. Its not hard, though it does take a little bit of effort and diligence.

Not all of these will be applicable to your life choose the ones you can apply and give them a try:

1. Take a time out. Freeing up your time starts with taking a step back to take a good look at your life. You need to block off at least an hour. Several hours or half a day is better. A whole day would be awesome. A weekend would be even more ideal, though not necessary practical for many folks. With this block of time, take a look at your life with some perspective. Is it what youve always wanted? How would you get to where youve always wanted to be? What do you enjoy doing, but dont have enough time to do? What things actually fill up your day? Are there things you could drop or minimize to make more time? Well look at some of these things in the following items, but it starts with taking a time out to think and plan.

2. Find your essentials. What is it that you love to do? Make a short list of 4-5 things. These are the things you want to make room for.

3. Find your time-wasters. What do you spend a lot of your time on that isnt on your essential list? Take a close look at these things and really think about whether theyre necessary, or if there are ways to reduce, minimize or eliminate these things. Sometimes you do things because you assume theyre necessary, but if you give it some thought you can find ways to drop them from your life. Figure out what you do simply to waste time  maybe surfing certain sites, watching TV, talking a lot at the water cooler, etc. Youre going to want to minimize these time-wasters to make room for the more important stuff, the stuff that makes you happy and that you love to do.

4. Schedule the time. As you sit down and think about your life and what you want to do, versus what you actually do, you will be looking at ways to free up time. Its crucial that you take a blank weekly schedule (you can just write it out on a piece of paper, or use your calendar) and assign blocks for the things you love the stuff on your essentials list. If you want to exercise, for example, when will you do it? Put the blocks of time on your schedule, and make these blocks the most important appointments of your week. Schedule the rest of your life around these blocks.

5. Consolidate. There are many things you do, scattered throughout your day or your week, that you might be able to consolidate in order to save time. A good example is errands  instead of running one or two a day, do them all in one day to save time and gas. Another example is email, or any kind of communication batch process your email instead of checking and reading and responding throughout the day. Same thing with meetings, paperwork, anything that you do regularly.

6. Cut out meetings. This isnt possible for everyone, but in my experience meetings take up a lot of time to get across a little information, or to make easy decisions that could be made via email or phone. As much as you can, minimize the number of meetings you hold and attend. In some cases this might mean talking to your boss and telling her that you have other priorities, and asking to be excused. In other cases this might mean asking the people holding the meeting if you can get the info in other ways. If so, youve saved yourself an hour or so per meeting (sometimes more).

7. De clutter your schedule. If you have a heavily packed schedule, full of meetings and errands and tasks and projects and appointments, youre going to want to weed it out so that its not so jam-packed. Find the stuff thats not so essential and cancel them. Postpone other stuff. Leave big blank spaces in your schedule.

8. Re-think your routine. Often we get stuck in a routine thats anything but what we really want our days to be like. Is there a better way of doing things? Youre the creator of your life  make a new routine thats more pleasant, more optimal, more filled with things you love.

9. Cut back on email. I mentioned email in an earlier point above, regarding consolidating, but its such a major part of most peoples lives that it deserves special attention. How often do you check email? How much time do you spend composing emails? If you spend a major part of your work day on email, as many people do (and as I once did), you can free up a lot of time by reducing the time you spend in email. Now, this wont work for everyone, but it can work for many people: choose 2-3 key times during the day to process your inbox to empty, and keep your responses to 5 sentences.

10. Learn to say “NO”. If you say yes to every request, you will never have any free time. Get super protective about your time, and say no to everything but the essential requests.

11. Keep your list to 3. When you make out your daily to-do list, just list the three Most Important Tasks you want to accomplish today. Dont make a laundry list of tasks, or youll fill up all your free time. By keeping your task list small, but populated only by important tasks, you ensure that you are getting the important stuff done but not overloading yourself.

12. Do your Biggest Rock first. Of the three Most Important Tasks you choose for the day, pick the biggest one, or the one youre dreading most, and do that first. Otherwise youll put that off as much as possible and fill your day with less important things. Dont allow yourself to check email until that Big Rock is taken care of. It starts your day with a sense of major accomplishment, and leaves you with a lot of free time the rest of the day, because the most important thing is already done.

13. Delegate. If you have subordinates or coworkers who can do a task or project, try to delegate it. Dont feel like you need to do everything yourself. If necessary, spend a little time training the person to whom youre delegating the task, but that little time spent training will pay off in a lot of time saved later. Delegating allows you to focus on the core tasks and projects you should be focusing on.

14. Cut out distractions. What is there around your workspace that distracts you from the task at hand? Sometimes its visual clutter, or papers lying around that call for your attention and action, or email or IM notifiers on your computer that pop up at the wrong time, or the phone, or coworkers. See if you can eliminate as many of these as possible the more you can focus, the more effective youll be and the less time youll waste. That equals time saved for the good stuff.

15. Disconnect. The biggest of distractions, for most people, is the Internet. My most productive times are when Im disconnected from the grid. Now, Im not saying you need to be disconnected all the time, but if you really want to be able to effectively complete tasks, disconnect your Internet so you can really focus. Set certain times of the day for connectivity, and only connect during those periods.

16. Outsource. If you cant delegate, see if you can outsource. With the Internet, we can connect with people from all over the world. Ive outsourced many things, from small tasks to checking email to legal work to design and editing work and more. That allows me to focus on the things Im best at, the things I love doing, and saves me a lot of time.

17. Make use of your mornings. I find that mornings are the absolute best times to schedule the things I really want to do. I run, read and write in the mornings — three of the four things on my Essentials List (spending time with family is the other thing on the list). Mornings are great because your day hasnt been filled with a bunch of unscheduled, demanding, last-minute tasks that will push back those Essentials. For example, if you schedule something for late afternoon, by the time late afternoon rolls around, you might have a dozen other things newly added to your to-do list, and youll put off that late-afternoon Essential. Instead, schedule it for the morning, and itll rarely (if ever) get pushed back.

18. The Golden Right-after-work Time. Other than mornings, I find the time just after work to be an incredible time for doing Essential things. Exercise, for example, is great in the 5-oclock hour, as is spending time with family, or doing anything else relaxing.

19. Your evenings. The time before you go to bed is also golden, as it exists every single day, and its usually completely yours to schedule. What do you want to do with this time? Read? Spend time with your kids? Work on a hobby youre passionate about? Take advantage of this time.

20. Lunch breaks. If the three golden times mentioned above dont work for you, lunch breaks are another good opportunity to schedule things. Some people like to exercise, or to take quiet times, during their lunch breaks. Others use this time to work on an important personal goal or project.

To Be Popular At Work

Power, money and fame are definitely the top three things that can make a person popular at work? If not, read on to find out how to be everyones favorite buddy at work:

Be friendly: Do your colleagues think youre a real snob? Do they have to think twice before talking to you? Do you always get to hear negative comments about you in office? If your answers to all these questions are yes, how can you expect your colleagues to be fond of you? First learn to be friendly with them. Feel free and communicate with your colleagues. Enter office with a smile on your face and make an effort to greet people cheerfully once you reach office. Try and adopt a friendly mindset. The more time you spend with your work mates the better theyll get to know you.

Show empathy: Your empathy reflects your capacity to see things from another persons point of view and to experience his/her feelings. When you connect with someones feelings, and they believe youre with them, it really makes a lot of differences.

Dont gossip or complain: If you know all the office gossip, please keep it to yourself or dont open your mouth youre sure about anything. Watching a colleague progress in the firm is always the number one topic for gossip. There are people in every office, who fuel the gossip fire and tell you stories about what they think he/she has done to achieve success. But remember its best to take such rumors with a pinch of salt and never repeat them to anyone. If you do, itll harm your own reputation. So, just stay away from gossip and gossip mongers.

Drop a compliment: Tell your boss that you like the new ad campaign s/he came up with. Genuine flattery goes a long way. In fact even if your boss or a colleague is looking good you can always compliment them but, at a proper time and occasion. Theres no harm in saying, ‘You are looking gorgeous today or what a cool bag where did you get it from? Your colleagues will simply love you for this.

Be a funny person: Laughter is the best medicine. If you have a great sense of humor you can make your colleagues laugh, nothing like it. Your workmates will love you for your humor and you will always be remembered as a funny character.

Be there for your colleagues: If you colleague is disturbed about something, dont leave him/her alone. Try talking to your colleague and find out whats the matter? Ask if there is anything you can do to help him/her out. If you manage to help your colleague, you will always be admired for being there in times of trouble.

Be an attention seeker: If you want people in your office to like you, learn to gain attention. You also need to be a little unique from the rest of the people in your office. The way you dress and the way you speak has to have a charisma to pull them towards you.

Enjoy being the butt of jokes: If your colleagues often crack jokes on you, dont take it too seriously. It simply means that people like you and enjoy pulling your leg. This also means that you are being noticed. If you take it too personally, you may come across as a sensitive person and your workmates may shun you for good the next time you join them.

One must have the following qualities to be popular in office:

1. Good networking skills.
2. Leadership qualities.
3. A positive body language.
4. Politeness.

Interesting Real Story

The scene: Washington D.C. Metro Station on a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about an hour. During that time, approximately two thousand (2,000) people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes: the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw the money in the till and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes: a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes: a 3-year-old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly, as the kid looked at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time.

Several other children repeated this action.

Every parent, without exception, forced them to move on.

45 minutes: the musician continues to play. Only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while.

About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace.

He collected $32.

After 1 hour, the musician finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed, no one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions rose:

In a commonplace environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments how many other things are we missing?

Little Health Mistakes….

 All of us make little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the long run – simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by many of us.

Crossing our Legs

Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don’t want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realize you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.

Not changing our Toothbrush

How often do you change your toothbrush? Most of us wait until most of the bristles have either fallen off, or are in such bad shape that we’d be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However, since not many of us need to pull out our brush in public, we carry on with our frayed one until we lose it. Replace your toothbrush often. Damaged bristles can harm the enamel, and don’t massage your gums well. If you find brushing your teeth a pain like I do, but know you must do it, you might as well be doing it right. Imagine going through the annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a day only to find out that you’re damaging your enamel every time you clean your teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised otherwise.

Eating out often

There are oils that are high in cholesterol, and oils that cause little harm and are better for your heart. However, no matter how light the oil is, it is never a good idea to eat too much of it. Avoid fried foods. Remember that in all probability your favorite Indian food restaurant throws a huge, HUGE chunk of butter in a tiny bowl of dal. Rita, who worked in the kitchen of a 5 star hotel, was shocked when she saw the cook chop a 500gm butter slab in half, and throw half into a Paneer Makhani dish. No wonder the customers left licking their fingers. And no wonder they felt so stuffed and heavy afterwards. Limit outdoor eating unless you know that you”re getting served light and healthy food.

Skipping Breakfast

Never, ever skip breakfast. Remember, when you wake up in the morning it’s been around 10-12 hours since your last meal. Your body needs food now, more than at any other time. Eat a heavy breakfast. You will then be busy through the day, and the calories will get expended quickly. If you are trying to diet, eat a light dinner. Here are some more common health mistakes we make. Being informed and making a few changes can help make us feel a whole lot better.

High Heels

High heels sure look great, but they’re murder for your back. This however doesn’t mean you should steer clear of stilettos. Wear them, but not when you know you will be walking around a lot. Wear them when going out for lunch or dinner – when the only walking you will be doing is to your car, to the table, and back. Avoid high heels when you are going somewhere on foot. If you are constantly tempted to wear your heels, take a good look at your flats. Is there something about them you dislike? Invest in a new pair of beautiful flats or shoes with a low heel. Buy something you love, that you will enjoy wearing. If possible, get a matching bag. You will then enjoy your flats as much as you do your heels.

Sleeping on a Soft Bed

You don’t have to sleep on the floor be kind to your back, but do make sure you have a firm mattress. Although a mattress on springs is soft and lovely to sink into, it’s bad for your back. If you already have an old bed with springs, you don’t need to invest in a new one – simply get a thick wooden plank put over the springs, and place the mattress on the plank. Similarly, if your mattress is old and lumpy, throw it out and get a new one. Your neck and your back will thank you. The same rule applies to sofas. If you will be spending hours on a sofa, get a firm yet comfortable one. Sofas you completely sink into are not the best idea.

Pillows

No matter how comfortable sleeping with ten cushions is, have pity on your neck and resist. Sleep with one pillow, and make sure it is not too thick. If your pillow gets lumpy, discard it and go for a new one. Get a thin pillow if you sleep on your stomach, and something a little thicker if you sleep on your back, to give your neck adequate support.

Not Exercising

So all of us know we should exercise more, but many of us don’t. This is a health mistake we consciously make! And why is that? Simply because we refuse to admit the damage we are causing to our bodies by not working out.. A number of people only start working out once they’ve experienced a warning signal. Don’t wait for a heart attack to strike before you decide to opt for a lifestyle change. Make the change now. You don’t need to train for the marathon to be in top shape. Half an hour of brisk walking three to four times a week will make a world of difference to your health. You could then increase this to forty minutes, four times a week – and you’re all set. If you haven’t exercised for a week, you’re making a mistake.

Sardarji is Back – Best of Sardar ever

  • Sardar declares:
    …. . . I will never marry in my life &. . .
    .. . . I’ll give same advice to my children also. . . .. .
  • A donkey kicked a Sardar & ran away
    Sardar ran to catch the donkey.
    He saw a zebra & started beating it & said ‘SALA Tracksuit pahan ke dhoka de raha hai’.
  • Sardar: Darling, years ago u had a figure like Coke bottle.
    Jeeto: Yes darling I still do, only differnece is earlier it was 300ml now it’s 2 ltr.
  • Santa went to Mysore palace.
    Tourist guide – Santaji plz dont sit there, its Tipu sultan’s chair
    Santa – Oye dont worry yaar i’ll get up when he comes.!!..
  • Sardar wanted to make a STD call to punjab,
    He wanted to save money so what did he do?
    Simple, he went to punjab and made a local call..
  • One tourist from U.S.A.asked to Sardar: Any great man born in this village?
    Sardar: No sir, only small babies!!!
  • Teacher: A for?
    Sardar: Apple
    Teacher: Jor se bolo?
    Sardar: Jay mata di.
  • 2 sardars were fighting after exam.
    Sir: Y r u fighting?
    1st Sardar: This fool left the answer sheet blank,
    Sir: So what?
    1st Sardar: Even i did the same thing, now teacher will think that we both copied.
  • Sardar 1: I’m very kanjoos, I went 2 honeymoon alone & saved 1/2 money.
    Sardar 2: You R nothing I saved all my money, my friend was going & I sent my wife with him.
  • Sardar is in a dissection class of cockroach. He cuts its 1 leg, and
    says, “chal”, it walks.
    He cuts 2nd and 3rd legs and said, “chal” , it walks.
    He cuts all the legs and said, “chal…..” Finally he wrote the
    conclusion…….
    ….. “after all the legs of a cockroach are cut – it becomes deaf……”
  • A Tamilian call up sardar and asks ” tamil therima??”
    Sardar got mad, angrily replied…. “Hindi tera baap!!!”
  • 2 sardarjis looking at Egyptian mummy.
    Sar 1 : Look so many bandages, pakka lorry accident case.
    Sar 2 : Aaho, lorry number is also written…BC 1760!!!….
  • A sardar on an interview 4 da post detective.
    Interviewer : who killed Gandhi?
    Sardar : Thank u sir 4 giving me d job, I will start investigating…….
  • A scene from Kohn Benega Crorepati….
    Amitabh : In which state Cauvery flows?
    Sardar : Liquid state…..
    Audience clapped.. Amitabh stunned, looks behind, ALL WERE SARDARS…….
  • Boss: Where were you born?
    Sardar: India …
    Boss: which part?
    Sardar: What ‘which part’? Whole body was born in India .
  • 2 sardar were fixing a bomb in a car.
    Sardar 1: What would you do if the bomb
    explodes while fixing.
    Sardar 2: Dont worry, I have one more.
  • Sardar: What is the name of your car?
    Lady: I forgot the name, but is starts with ‘T’.
    Sardar: Oh, what a strange car, starts with Tea. All cars that I know start with petrol.
  • Sardar joined new job. 1st day he worked till late evening on the computer. Boss was happy and asked what you did till evening.
    Sardar: Keyboard alphabets were not in order, so I made it alright.
  • Museum Administrator: That’s a 500-year-old statue u’ve broken..
    Sardar: Thanks God! I thought it was a new one.
  • At the scene of an accident a man was crying: O God! I have lost my hand, oh!
    Sardar: Control yourself. Don’t cry. See that man. He has lost his head. Is he crying?
  • Sardar: U cheated me.
    Shopkeeper: No, I sold a good radio to u.
    Sardar: Radio label shows Made in Japan but radio says this is ‘All India Radio! ‘
  • NOW THE LAST TWO ULTIMATE:
    In an interview, Interviewer: How does an electric motor run?
    Sardar: Dhhuuuurrrrrrrrrr. …..
    Inteviewer shouts: Stop it.
    Sardar: Dhhuurrrr dhup dhup dhup….
  • Tourist: Whose skeleton is that?
    Sardar: An old king’s skeleton.
    Tourist: Who’s that smaller skeleton next to it?
    Sardar: That was same king’s skeleton when he was a child.