AIDS from Pineapple!!! Do you believe?

Recently I received an email from my sister about AIDS from pineapple. Following is the copy of this mail.

Shocked to know that………………..AIDS spread like this also.
It’s in INDIA -karnataka – Bangalore

A 10 year old boy, had eaten pineapple about 15 days back, and fell sick, from the day he had eaten. Later when he had his Health check done… doctors diagnosed that he had AIDS.

His parents couldn’t believe it…Then the entire family under went a checkup…. none of them suffered from Aids. So the doctors checked again with the boy if he had eaten out…The boy said “yes”. He had pineapple that evening. Immediately a group from Mallya hospital went to the pineapple vendor to check.
They found the pineapple seller had a cut on his finger while cutting the pineapple; his blood had spread into the fruit.

When they had his blood checked…the guy was suffering from AIDS…but he himself was NOT aware. Unfortunately the boy is suffering from it now.
Please take care while u eat on the road side particularly tasty vada pav (Paani Puri) and pls fwd this mail to your dear one’s..

This is not true. It is just a rumor.  If you receive this type of email send a response back to sender. FYI

The HIV virus does not long survive outside its host medium of human bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, tears. (Which is not to say HIV can be transmitted by every one of those — according to the Centers for Disease Control, “Contact with saliva, tears, or sweat has never been shown to result in transmission of HIV.”) The CDC reports that except under laboratory conditions, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, and therefore it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host. Were HIV-tainted blood to be mixed into food, the virus would neither survive nor multiply and replenish while it was still viable.

Although such cases are rare, the CDC confirms that people have acquired HIV through oral contact with, or swallowing of, HIV-laden bodily fluids. However, no known infections involving oral transmission of HIV have so far come from contact with, or ingestion of, a food product or beverage — all such infections involved sexual contact.

Source:  http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/pineapple.asp

So don’t fear and enjoy the party!!!

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Linux Foundation Launches Credit Card.

Hey my favorite  The Linux Foundation come up with Credit Cards. There is another way to support Linux apart form coding and testing. You can buy apply for these cards from here. Now probably you will ask why you should buy this. This is the answer.

  • 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months. After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
  • Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
  • $50 donation by the bank when you first use the card plus ongoing contributions.
  • No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
  • Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100% Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.

Linux foundation claims that the money earned through these cars will go directly to community events. The Linux foundation made a deal with CardPartner and will launch these card through UMB Bank. The organisation will receive $50 for each Credit card and of course some percentage of purchase.

So if you want to finentially support linux you can buy a card. I am going to apply 😉

nJoy…

Nokia 5800 Firmware Update v.30 Finally Arrives In India

Hi, the most awaited nokia 5800 v30 update is available in India. You can download and enjoy. I updated my mobile yesterday and did noticed few minor changes. This does not include much features as we were expecting. But few noticeable features are

1. Fast Browsing

2. Noticeable navigation speed enhancement.

3. Little bit better music quality.

4. Camera improved.

DISQUS: Aggregate your comments over the web!

DISQUS is a great service to aggregate your comments all over the web. If you add a comment on a blog / website which is using this system, your comment will be visible in to your DISQUES account as well in post. This way you can keep track of your all comments. Another cool feature is, you can subscribe comment RSS.

For webmasters, It is extremely easy and installed in 5 minutes. There is a plugin available for DISQUS. I recently integrated it into myblog and it took hardly 5 minutes!

Try this and I am sure you will like it!!

cheers 🙂

Do you think it is safe to make transaction on the Internet?

Bangalore: Hosting company and domain registrar Network Solutions has disclosed the data security breach of nearly 6,00,000 credit card holders by malware on a server. The company has notified 4,343 of its nearly 10,000 e-commerce merchant customers about the breach, said Roy Dunbar, Chairman and CEO of Network Solutions. Read full story

Make free internet calls (Google, skype, MSN, SIP, WeFi) from your mobile

Symbian Smart Phones are very popular these days. A lot of hot applications are in market for symbian platform. Thanks to Nokia for creating this platform. Now I am going to tell you about a very useful application of smart phone, If you are a freelancer (like me), CEO and other marketing executive, have to remain online all the time for customer inquiries, then I am sure you will like this application.

Go to http://www.fring.com/ download in install application in your phone. Run this application. It will ask you for permissions, allow all permissions and continue. Now you will be asked for subscription Skype, Gtalk, MSN etc, select desired services and enter login details. Done!

Now you can call buddies from fringe. The call quality is very goon even in EDGE network. Few fetures are as follows

  • Voice calls and chat over 3G and Wi-Fi
  • Skype and Google Talk integration (Voice and Chat)
  • History (Missed calls, Incoming/Outgoing calls)
  • Good voice quality

Hope you will enjoy fringe. Don’t forget to call me my ID is abhinavzone

Manage linux server from your SmartPhone

Today I am going to write something very interesting, Suppose you are enjoying holiday and suddenly one of your visitor call you and inform you that your Database Server is not responding.. You are in hill area and do not have have any cyber cafe around.. hmm?

I tell you the gr88 solution. Download Putty for your smart phone (I have Nokia 5800) and install. Through this application you can execute linux command from your phone console to your server. To use this with your server you must have Static IP of server and SSH access of server.

Note for Indian users: If you are using GPRS Mobile (Internet on mobile) package, then this application may not work. Because operators block all ports other than 80 (http) in case of GPRS Mobile (Internet on mobile) packages. To avoid this you have to activate GPRS Internet on your mobile.

I am using IDEA, GPRS Internet for Rs. 249.00 / month (unlimited download).

let me know if you have any problem 😉

Cheers

Python for Nokia 5800 ExpressMusic s60v5

Hi, yesterday I was browsing around application for My Nokia 5600 ExpresMusic phone. I found some cool applications written in python. I have to install python runtime to run these application.

Thee is no stable version released for s60 v5 Symbian edition, but there is a test release available. you can download it from here .

After installation Python I installed XpressAlarm but nither Xpress Alarm or Python console was starting. I searched enough but did not found anything. Finally I give up.

Today morning I updated my mobile firmware to 21.0.025. and checked python, It worked!!! Yahoooo!!!

So if you are unable to run python on your Symbian phone, update firmware. Here is procedure,

Goto Menu > Settings > Phone > Phone mgmt. > Device update > Option > Check for update

After taping Check for update you will see downloading confirmation and update begin to download. Install it and phone will restart. Don’t forget to take backup of your phone memory also songs come with 5800 ExpressMusic (My music files came with Nokia is not working after update).

Quick php fix to CSS and Javascript browser cache

I am going to post very handy tip for javascript and css files caching. Browsers automatically cache the css and JS files and when you make change to CSS and JS some times change does not appears.

To prevent this use following

<?php
echo '<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css?' . filemtime('style.css') . '" />';
?>

And For JS

<?php
echo '<script type="application/javascript"="main.js?' . filemtime('
main.js') . '" />';
?>

The PHP function filemtime returns last modified date of file, so every time you make change in css / JS files the filemtime will return different value and CSS / JS Url will change and browser will refresh CSS / JS file.

😉