The Universe and Planets etc.

The Key to Success in KBC – Part 1 – The Universe


Christmas and New Year Wishes

Anurag Bansal wishes Happy Holidays to all readers of Technomania.
Have safe and fun filled holidays with your family and friends.
Merry Christmas
Very Happy New Year 2008
to all of you!
May the New Year 2008 brings lots of happiness and prosperity in your life.
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Some Facts of Life

Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do?
Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes.

It’s funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged.
It’s like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.

A man who surrenders when he’s wrong, is Honest.
A man who surrenders when not Sure, is Wise.
A man who surrenders even if he’s Right, is a Husband.

There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.
There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it.

Prospective husband: Do you have a book called ‘Man, The Master of Women’?
Salesgirl: The fiction section is on the other side, sir.

Man receives telegram: Wife dead-should be buried or cremated?
Man: Don’t take any chances. Burn the body and bury the ash.

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Do you sign on back of your credit card?

credit_cards Supposedly the safest way (according to banks) is to sign on the back of your card as soon as you receive it. So that when you shop, your signature be matched to ensure you are the one who has authority to use that card.

But in my personal opinion, it is very risky to sign on the back of your credit/debit card. Because by signing on the back you are providing a copy of your signature so that any ill-willed can try to make a copy of that signature and pretend to be you. At the same time if you don’t sign, then also you are at risk. As then you are opening more door to fraud.

Instead what I generally do on my credit cards, I write ‘See picture I.D.’ to make sure that the merchant always sees my drivers license or state ID before approving the purchase. So I am saved….Of course the transaction sometimes takes long time but it is always safer in my opinion to do so. At least I am not paying any hefty bills on my account.

What do you do on the cards? Do you sign?

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How good is your mobile phone ?

I got this in a forwarded mail, so I don’t know the authenticity of this. But should be fun to check where your mobile was manufactured and how good it is.
  • Press *#06# on your mobile phone.
  • It will give you a 15 digit number.
  • Note down that number.
  • Check the 7th and 8th number.
If the 7th and 8th digits are :
  • 02 or 20 – mean it was assembled in the Emirates which is very Bad quality.
  • 08 or 80 – means it was manufactured in Germany which is not bad.
  • 01 or 10 – mean it’s manufactured in Finland which is Good.
  • 00 – means it was manufactured in original factory which is the best Mobile Quality
  • 13 – means it was assembled in Azerbaijan which is very poor quality and potentially very dangerous to your health!!!
So go ahead and check yours.