Friday, 16 September 2011

Use mutiple versions of Firefox on Ubuntu 11.04 at a time

Recently, I had been facing some issues regarding the firefox crashing very frequently. I have finally figured out a way to downgrade the firefox browser to any lower version inorder to get rid of this crashing problem. This is really very simple but it just needed to be figured out.

1. First of all, you need to download the package for the version you want to install. You can get it from anywhere on the internet. I found out this official location for all mozilla releases

2. Download the version that you need and that supports the architecture of our current FAI of Ubuntu 11.04-32 bit.

3. I tried this for Firefox-3.6. What you get from this link is a tar.bz2 file which needs to be extracted. Extract it and you will get a file named firefox in this extracted folder.This firefox file is a self executable file, just double click and you are ready to go with firefox version you want.

4. To make things easier for the users, create a launcher on the desktop and convert it into an icon. Here is a screenshot:

 Same way, this can be done for any version you want and it also enables you to use multiple versions of Firefox at any time.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Hack into Awesomeness through Google Gravity

Google Gravity was launched back in Mar 18, 2009 according to the date posted on the author site. The effect behind the creation of the Google Gravity is actually javascript with the extension box2d-js. It allow you to play with the element from Google homepage where all the thing in the site will simply breaks apart and fall down. And yet you can’t stop searching what you need you know.

“Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.”

How to Play/ Enable Google Gravity ‘I am Feeling Lucky’?

  • Visit Google.
  • Turn off the Google Instant Search
  • Type in Google Gravity into the search box.
  • Click on I’m Feeling Lucky button.
  • Move the mouse.
  • You can start play with Google Gravity enjoy


  • Go to and you could start play with Google Gravity immediately.

How Google Gravity ‘I am Feeling Lucky’ Works

So you are in the Google Gravity right now? Ok let me explain how that work actually, when you click the ‘I am feeling Lucky’ button you are being redirected to other page which is not, check out your address bar and you will notice that. But how do you end up with the page when you click the ‘I am feeling lucky’ button? What this button does is that it takes you directly to the topmost result of a search result by bypassing the search result page. Try typing any search word in Google and hitting ‘I am feeling lucky’ button. What do you find? Now try this, type ‘Google Gravity” in but this time hit the search button instead. What happens? Yes you are taken to the search result page. Not click on the topmost result. Can you see the Google homepage losing its gravity?
Why make the elements in the page to lose their gravity? As mention above it is due to the effect of the JavaScript and box2d-js embedded in the page.

8 Tricks of Google Gravity

Well guys what kind of tricks you could play with the Google Gravity?

Trick 1. Move Them Around
If you thought that once the elements fall down, that’s the end of the magic - you are wrong, its the beginning. Try holding any piece. To hold a piece click and hold the element and drag then around the screen. You can grab and move all the pieces.

Trick 2. Drop Them
In addition to the above one, you will see that once you un-grab the elements (by leaving the mouse button) it falls below. Well its like the real world you see, gravity is acting over here.

Trick 3. Hit Them Hard
Its the fun part. Grab any piece and use it to hil others. Fun. Also the size of the element you are using has effect on the force it generates. Try using the logo or the search-bar.

Trick 4. The Pendulum
Hold the Google logo by one of its sides and hold it up and shake it, It starts to oscillate like a pendulum. Try spinning it around!!!

Trick 5. Shake Effects
Restore the window to a smaller size. Now hold the window and try shaking it around. Didn’t expected the elements to move around that way? Well it does!!!

Trick 6. Enlarge Effect
While the window is still restored to a small size, maximize the window and see the elements jump.

Trick 7. It’s Alive
If you have not realized it already, all the elements in the screen is actually working. All the links, buttons, radio-buttons work exactly in the same way they meant to be. Try typing on the search-bar,,,

Trick 8. Search Still Working
This is the one which very few people actually know. Try typing any query into the search-bar and click the search button (or if you cant find it in the debris hit the enter button). WOW! Right? The results are dumped into the screen as if by some invisible hands. Again these links are actual results and are working.

This is what i found when i tried it for my name, check it out:

Humans had sex with now-extinct relatives

Our species may have bred with a now extinct lineage of humanity before leaving Africa, scientists say.
Although we modern humans are now the only surviving lineage of humanity, others once roamed the Earth, making their way out of Africa before our species did, including the familiar Neanderthals in West Asia and Europe and the newfound Denisovans in East Asia. Genetic analysis of fossils of these extinct lineages has revealed they once interbred with modern humans, unions that may have endowed our lineage with mutations that protected them as we began expanding across the world about 65,000 years ago.

Now researchers analyzing the human genome find evidence that our species hybridized with a hitherto unknown human lineage even before leaving Africa, with approximately 2 percent of contemporary African DNA perhaps coming from this lineage. In comparison, recent estimates suggest that Neanderthal DNA makes up 1 percent to 4 percent of modern Eurasian genomes and Denisovan DNA makes up 4 percent to 6 percent of modern Melanesian genomes.

"We need to modify the standard model of human origins in which a single population transitioned to the anatomically modern state in isolation — a garden of Eden somewhere in Africa — and replaced all other archaic forms both within Africa and outside Africa without interbreeding," researcher Michael Hammer, a population geneticist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, told LiveScience. "We now need to consider models in which gene flow occurred over time."

Haplotype hints
Hammer and his colleagues gathered DNA samples from the Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms in Paris and sequenced about 60 regions of the human genome that apparently have no function. These genes are less subject than functional DNA to change as a result of recent evolutionary pressures driving the survival of the fittest; in such a way, they can give a clearer view of how populations might have mixed or not in the past.

The investigators focused on three populations that presented a good sample of the geographic and cultural diversity of sub-Saharan Africa — Mandenka farmers in western Africa, Biaka Pygmies in west-central Africa, and San Bushmen of southern Africa — looking for unusual patterns that suggested ancient interbreeding with other lineages. This included a hunt for long haplotypes, or sets of DNA sequences, not seen in other modern human groups, the idea being that while short haplotypes could potentially be explained by a few chance mutations within these modern human populations, comparatively long haplotypes were instead likely inherited from a significantly different lineage.
"If interbreeding occurs, it's going to bring in a whole chromosome," Hammer explained. Although this genetic contribution would have dwindled over time, remnants would still exist as shorter, unusual fragments, and "by looking at how long they are, we can get an estimate of how far back the interbreeding event happened." (The longer these odd haplotypes are, the more recently they occurred, having less time to get diminished by other genetic inputs.)

The researchers discovered especially strong evidence for such genetic mixing in the Biaka and San, in the form of a trio of unusual haplotypes. By comparing these sets of genes with those from comparable modern human ones, the investigators estimated the unusual genes may have come from a lineage that first diverged from the ancestors of modern humans about 700,000 years ago. For context, the Neanderthal lineage diverged from ours within the past 500,000 years, while the first signs of anatomically modern human features appeared only about 200,000 years ago.

"The populations that interbred in Africa were on a similar scale of divergence as the expanding modern population and Neanderthals were outside of Africa," Hammer said. "They were similar enough biologically so that they were able to produce fertile offspring, thus allowing genes to flow from one population to the other."
The length of the exotic haplotypes from this extinct lineage suggests interbreeding might still have occurred until as recently as 35,000 years ago."We think there were probably thousands of interbreeding events," Hammer said. "It happened relatively extensively and regularly."

Homeland of extinct lineage
A broader survey of where this trio of exotic haplotypes from this extinct lineage might now be found revealed they could be seen in modern human groups across sub-Saharan Africa, but apparently just one central African population of Pygmies, the Mbuti, had all three. Since this group is relatively isolated from other modern human populations, including other Pygmies, the scientists conjecture that central Africa may have been the homeland of this extinct lineage.

In the future, Hammer's team wants to look at the entire genome sequences of several modern human groups in Africa to get a better picture of how interbreeding might have occurred.
"Did it occur in a single burst in a single locale, or was admixture an ongoing process such that genes were flowing over large geographic distances and long periods of time?" Hammer asked. "This has many implications for how modern humans acquired the features that make them unique."

The researchers also want to look for ancient DNA from this extinct lineage that might have conferred some evolutionary advantage to hybrids with modern humans. This process of modern humans interbreeding with other lineages as they expanded across the world "may have accelerated the evolutionary process by allowing genes that are beneficial in one locale to spread to a new population that has not yet had time to adapt to those new conditions," Hammer said. "This may be a major mode of acquiring novel characteristics and one of the ways that we became the species that we are today."
So far no traces of the haplotypes from this newfound lineage have been seen in modern human groups outside of Africa. However, "we can't be sure until we do a better job of searching for them," Hammer said. "Another question for the future."
The scientists detailed their findings online Sept. 5 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Hottest Celebrity Weddings of Summer 2011

A string of celebrity guys and dolls spiced up the summer of 2011 traditional-style by tying the matrimonial knot. Here's a look at a heaping handful of famous ladies and gents who took the plunge into the fabled river of love. And just for fun, we've included a few guesses as to which matches will live on in wedded bliss, and which will probably be over by the time the first Autumn leaf falls.

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

Weisz and Craig pulled off a celebrity rarity on June 22: They got married in New York and managed to elude the prying eyes of the press. In fact, the ultra-private couple --who tended their blossoming relationship far from the usual celeb spotlight-- said I do before just four other people: Weisz's son, Craig's daughter, and two good friends. She beautiful, he's James Bond; what's not to love?  
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America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams

June 27 was a beautiful day for Ugly Betty. The actress, 27, donned a spectacular Amsale Aberra gown and tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend at co-star Vanessa Williams' Chappaqua, New York home. So far, so good: The pair has been spotted out and about together since the big day; most recently they were photographed holding hands following an Adele concert in Los Angeles. Ah, newlyweds.

Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II of Monaco

Wittstock and her prince made it official on July 1, but they didn't do so under the best of circumstances. Rumors of Prince Albert's alleged infidelity dogged the couple in the days leading up to the ceremony. If Albert doesn't stray and the bride can overlook those pesky bits from the gossip rags, they may have a shot at making in long-term. If not, well, she can always joined Sarah Ferguson's ex-royals club.

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey

A secret, intimate wedding on a privately owned tropical island? Yes please! The former 98 Degrees frontman transformed the dreams of his girlfriend of five years into reality when the two wed on July 15 before a small group of close friends. The two took the slow lane toward marriage following Lachey's dramatic break-up with first wife Jessica Simpson in 2006, and their future as a couple --and as parents, if they get their wish-- looks bright.

Joy Behar and Steve Janowitz

It took more than 20 years, but the "The View" host and her super-de-duper longtime boyfriend finally tied the knot on August 11, just a few days before fellow co-host Sherri Shepherd's scheduled ceremony. The duo's certainly weathered their share of storms over the course of their lengthy dating life, but will the temperature change with rings in place? Probably not, but keep your eyes peeled.

Brooke Burke and David Charvet
The "Dancing with the Stars" babe and her "Baywatch" beau tied the knot in beautiful St. Barts on August 12. Given that the pretty pair were engaged for a whopping five years and already had two daughters together before getting hitched, the wedding took celebrity watchers by surprise. But hey, they've proven they can make it work as a couple. Chances of long-term survival? They're about as likely to make it as "DWTS" star Maksim Chmerkovskiy is to appear bare-chested on TV this Fall. In other words, it's lookin' good.

Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally

After celebrating their engagement the day after Christmas, the happy couple got hitched on August 13 in the Windy City. Before the big day rolled around, this summer 2011 celebrity bride praised her beau for his adoration of her son, age 5. The kid likes him, Sherri likes him. Looks good from here!

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" starlet and her NBA boyfriend got hitched in what gossip rags tried to bill as a wedding to rival that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Their August 20 ceremony was hardly the stuff of royalty, but it was a star-studded affair attended by big names from the notorious Lindsay Lohan to "DWTS" pro Cheryl Burke. But will the hoops star and the raven-haired gal known primarily for her sex tape and a substantial booty make it? Given the length of their relationship before Humphries put a ring on it, don't count on it: They just don't know each other well enough and will probably enter some seriously rough waters once that newlywed glow fades and reality sets in.

Tara Reid and Zack Keyahov

Kim K and her hubby hardly have a choke-hold on "maybe it's too soon"-style celebrity weddings, though. See if you can keep up with this one. Reid, 35, began dating Danish businessman Michael Lilleund in November of 2010. When the actress Tweeted her happy news to fans following her mid-August nuptials, she didn't specify the groom's name so some media outlets naturally named Lilleund the lucky guy. In reality, Reid got hitched to a dude named Zack Keyahov. (Yeah, we don't know who he is, either.) If your fans can't tell who you've married, your long term chances of success probably aren't all that good.

Hottest hairstyles of 2011

From long Rapunzel braids to retro quiffs, curls or slick middle parts -- this fall's hair trends couldn't be more varied. A style that suits almost everyone is the Brigitte Bardot-inspired 1960s look, with or without a headband.