New tech varsity for TamilNadus premier colleges

The Government of Tamilnadu has planned to create a unitary technical university that would comprise of Guindy College of Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, A C College of Technology, and School of Architecture and Planning.This is a move towards promoting research and to relieve the professors of Anna University of their over burden arising from having to look after the administrative works ,thus being left out with little time for research.

The government would float the new university this year itself after the expert recommendation to create  a unitary university that offers world-class  masters programmes and research facilities . Anna University (Chennai) vice-chancellor P Mannar Jawahar said the creation of a unitary university would fuel high quality research.

Correct your expressions

This series is published in the tuesday issues of Deccan Chronicle .

Micmanz Language building series

Here are a few mistakes people make when they use certain expressions.

One in the same thing : The correct use would beone and the same thing.” Meaning, identical with each other.

Could care less: The right use would becouldn’t care less.” This means that you don’t care anymore.

Once and a while: This should beonce in a while,” which means it could happen every once in a time period.

This will wet your appetite: The spelling here should bewhet.’ This means it will sharpen or make your appetite keener.

Other misused words are…

Irregardless: There is no such word — regardless is what you should use.

Alright: Should be speltall right’.

Here are homonyms (words that sound the same but have different meanings) gone wrong…

TheirThis is the possessive form of ‘they’.
They’remeans ‘they are

Other errors:

To’ is a preposi- tion, ‘two’ is a number and ‘too’ is an excessive degree.
Similarly, ‘who’s’ is the contraction of who is or who has;
whose’ is the possessive form of who;
your’ is the possessive form of you and ‘you’ll’ is the contraction for you all;
you’re’ is the contraction for you.

Chinese products banned in India

say no to chinese products

The Central Government of India has banned cheap and low quality Chinese products.

Amongst all the imported low quality products , the Chinese  mobiles are the major source of headache to the Indian Government. 99% of the imported Chinese mobiles dont carry an IMEI number(International Mobile Equipment Identity)and even if they do have it ,more than one mobile carry the same IMEI number.These are major concerns as they are a good tool for the terrorists who plan attacks in India.Several terrorist operations earlier have proved this point.

Apart from the mobiles,imported Chinese milk is highly adulterated and Chinese dolls have deadly chemicals as their constituents.

So now ,not only the Chinese military is a threat to India , but also their products follow the same policy !
Beware ! Watch out !

Additional readings :

The whole world is scared of China made “black hearted goods”
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? Let me
tell! u … If the  first 3 digits of barcode are  690.691.692 then it is “Made in China” .
Do not ever buy it for your own health.

471 is Made in Taiwan

00-13: USA & Canada

20-29: In-Store Functions

30-37: France

40-44: Germany

45: Japan (also 49)

46: Russian Federation

471: Taiwan

474: Estonia

475: Latvia

477: Lithuania

479: Sri Lanka

480: Philippines

482: Ukraine

484: Moldova

485: Armenia

486: Georgia

487: Kazakhstan

489: Hong Kong

49: Japan (JAN-13)

50: United Kingdom

520: Greece

528: Lebanon

529: Cyprus

531: Macedonia

535: Malta

539: Ireland

54: Belgium & Luxembourg

560: Portugal

569: Iceland

57: Denmark

590: Poland

594: Romania

599: Hungary

600 & 601: South Africa

609: Mauritius

611: Morocco

613: Algeria

619: Tunisia

622: Egypt

625: Jordan

626: Iran

64: Finland

690-692: China

70: Norway

729: Israel

73: Sweden

740: Guatemala

741: El Salvador

742: Honduras

743: Nicaragua

744: Costa Rica

746: Dominican Republic

750: Mexico

759: Venezuela

76: Switzerland

770: Colombia

773: Uruguay

775: Peru

777: Bolivia

779: Argentina

780: Chile

784: Paraguay

785: Peru

786: Ecuador

789: Brazil

80 – 83: Italy

84: Spain

850: Cuba

858: Slovakia

859: Czech Republic

860: Yugoslavia

869: Turkey

87: Netherlands

880: South Korea

885: Thailand

888: Singapore

890: India

893: Vietnam

899: Indonesia

90 & 91: Austria

93: Australia

94: New Zealand

955: Malaysia

977: International Standard Serial Number for Periodicals (ISSN)

978: International Standard Book Numbering (ISBN)

979: International Standard Music Number (ISMN)

980: Refund receipts

981 & 982: Common Currency Coupons

99: Coupons

With more and more milk products from China and Taiwan having problem.
We really got to check where the things are produced. Here is a way to
differentiate Taiwan made products and China made products : by
looking at first three digits of its Bar Code.

If the 1st 3 digits are 690, 691 or 692China made
If the 1st 3 digits are 471 Taiwan made

Additional Links :

TANCET 2009 results

Get to know your TANCET 2009 marks the faster and easier way .

Just enter the following URL,followed by your register number and hit enter:

For example , if your registration number is 123456  , then your URL should look as follows:

Congrats in advance !


TANCET 2009 un-official ranklist

Counselling Schedule for M.C.A/M.Sc.(5 Years)/M.B.A/M.Sc.(2 Years) Degree Programme 2009 – 10 (PDF)

TANCET ME 2009 official ranklist here .

Manipulating the time-out during XP-Ubuntu dual boot


Do you want to increase or decrease the Grub loader time-out during an XP-Ubuntu Os selection in a  dual boot ?
The method is simple and straight forward .

xp_ubuntu dual boot

Just open the Terminal / Console ( Application –> Accessories –> Terminal)

Type the following and hit <enter>
$ sudo vim /boot/grub/menu.lst

You will be prompted to enter the password . Go ahead and enter your password and hit < enter > .
What you have actually done is to open the menu.lst file as a root user ,using an editor like vim .
You can also use an editor of your choice , say kate or leafpad.
In this case you should type

$ sudo kate  /boot/grub/menu.lst
$ sudo leafpad /boot/grub/menu.lst

In menu.lst file , search for the word “timeout” .It would be set to the default value 10 , like the following :
## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).

timeout         10

Now change the time-out value to 60 and thus it should look like
## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).

timeout         60

Thats all !

if you have used vim or vi editor for viewing the menu.lst file , then press <esc> then type :wq and then hit <enter>. Thus you have saved and quit the editor . If you use leafpad or kate , justsaveit and quit .

All done !
Reboot and feel the difference !
Happy ubuntuing 🙂

Article updates:

You may be wondering that menu.lst is not found in karmic koala(ubuntu 9.10). Thats because Ubuntu 9.10 has moved on from Grub legacy to Grub2 (or grub-pc as the package is called). Editing menu.lst is a thing of the past. Grub2 uses grub.cfg which is automatically generated from script. DO NOT EDIT  /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Instead edit the timeout or default OS to boot in /etc/default/grub. Changes made in this file will be imported into grub.cfg when “update-grub” is executed.

so in short, ubuntu 9.10 users should the following commands (in order):

$ sudo vim /etc/default/grub

make edits then run the following command

$ sudo update-grub

more details could be found here.