Dr Deepak Purohit wrote to President about Swine Flu

> My dear President,
> I agree with you that swine flu awareness is needed, but there is no
> need to be panicky and join the publicity propaganda carried out by
> media and others which acts as a vehicle to spread misconception than
> to spread scientific information.
> These are few facts about swine flu when discussed with the leading
> epidemiologists.
> 1) Swine flu, that is H1N1 flu is not new, first detected in 1987
> 2) Infective stage of flue is 5 days, 1 day before and 4 days after
> onset of symptoms
> 3) The best way to prevent it spreading is asking patient having
> symptoms of flu like fever cough and running nose to take rest at home
> for 4 days so he does not transmit it
> 4) Masks are of limited value if any, in this disease, it can spread
> through droplets on your skin, through contact etc, and I have seen
> that the masks in Pune are worn as fashion statement, while walking on
> road today morning I saw people wearing masks coming out for a morning
> walk with their dogs!, many wearing masks around their necks, and so
> on, infact these masks shall act as the vehicles to carry the virus,
> instead, avoiding crowded places or cinema halls or malls where
> airconditioners are on, is advisable, because you get recirculated
> air, where the virus density multiplies
> 5)Death after H1N1 flu is not common, infact infections like measles
> is taking toll of thousands more every year, and we are oblivious of
> the facts. Swine flu is being blown out of proportion by media trying
> to create hysteria among lay people.
> 6) Fever accompanied by respiratory distress, should be immediately
> notified which is likely to be a complication of H1N1 flu
> 7)The mortality is less than .01 percent of those affected, that means
> may be one in 10,000 affected is likely to suffer the life loss.
> 8) If you remember, 2 years ago SARS was blown out of proportion, what
> happened? Humans develop immunity to the virus, the same is going to
> happen, we develop immunity in due course of time, the virus is in the
> air, you can not stop it, our body is already developing the immunity
> so nothing to panic.
> We need to take care of children and elderly who have less immunity
> and do not let them go to crowded places that is all .
> I am amazed to hear that people are selling masks of RS 20 each which
> are available to less than Rupee 1 in the market.
> See who is getting benefitted?
> Please spread the scientific info, do not join the band wagon and
> stick to science, that should be the order of the day.
> Deepak Purohit
> District governor
> 3131
> Rtn Dr Deepak Purohit
> ARajagopalan
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Each Mexican state issues license plates of a different design. Most states change designs more or less every third year, with each state on its own plate replacement cycle. Every year Mexicans pay the "tenencia" or "revalidación de placas" (car plates renewal tax). A set of Mexican plates includes one pair of plates, a windshield sticker, and in a few states a plate sticker. In 2001 the size of the plate number was reduced in order to accommodate the addition of the state number, legend indicating the position of the number plate on the vehicle ("delantera" (front) or "trasera" (rear)), and additional graphics. European-sized plates do exist in Mexico, but are not official or technically even legal[3]. These generally contain the same design as the standard-size plate in use at the time, and bear the standard letter and number sequence.

Mexican number plates come in several different classification: Private, Private Fronteriza, Public, Public Frontera, Servicio Publico Federal, Inspeccion Fiscal y Aduanera, Armada de Mexico, and Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. The Fronteriza plates were introduced in 1972 and are available in the Mexico-USA border zone. This zone is formed by the Baja California and Baja California Sur states, as well as parts of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas. While the state of Nuevo León shares a 15 km border with the U.S., it does not have any cities within the border zone.
In the USA, ANPR systems are more commonly referred to as LPR (License Plate Reader or License Plate Recognition) technology or ALPR (Automatic License Plate Reader/Recognition) technology.

One of the biggest challenges with ALPR technology in the US is the accuracy of the Optical Character Recognition (OCR)—the actual identification of the characters on the license plate. Many variables affect OCR accuracy, starting with the fact that each state has multiple license plate designs that must be recognized by the ALPR system. Also, the shape of the characters, color of the plates and whether the characters are raised or flat can affect accuracy. Many times the letter D is mistaken for a Q or an O and some colors, especially reddish tones, are hard to read and as a result many system vendors will quote accuracy rates that are misleading. So potential buyers must be wary of any quoted % rates and ask what they mean as you will find that 90% really means 90% (N-1 or N-2). This little detail in the brackets (which will not be either obvious or explained up front) allows the vendor to get all chracters in a plate correct except one (N-1) or two (N-2).
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Help Line Loser

"Word Perfect Technical Desk, may I help you?"

"Yes, well, I'm having trouble with Word Perfect."

"What sort of trouble?"

"Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away."

"Went away?"

"They disappeared. "

"Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"



"It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."

"Are you still in Word Perfect, or did you get out?"

"How do I tell?"

"Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?"

"What's a sea-prompt?"

"Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?"

"There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type!"

"Does your monitor have a power indicator?"

"What's a monitor?"

"It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.

"Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?"

"I don't know."

"Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?"

"Yes, I think so."

"Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall."

"........Yes, it is."

"When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"


"Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable."

"Okay, here it is."

"Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer."

"I can't reach."

"Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"


"Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"

"Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle-it's because it's dark."


"Yes-the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window."

"Well, turn on the office light then."

"I can't."

"No? Why not?"

"Because there's a power outage."

"A power... A power outage? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?"

"Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."

"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."

"Really? Is it that bad?"

"Yes, I'm afraid it is."

"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"

"Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer."
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A Jobless Man

A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at
The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor
as a

"You are employed."

He said." Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the

application to fill in, as well as date when you may start."

The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email."

I'm sorry", said the HR manager, "If you don't have an email, that

means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with

$10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a

10Kg tomato crate..

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two

hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the Operation

three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can

survive by this Way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return

late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought

a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later , the man is one of the biggest food
retailers in the US.

He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the

conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man

replied, "I don't have an email". The broker answered curiously, "You

don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can

you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!"

The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy


Moral of the story:

M1 - Internet is not the solution to your life.

M2 - If you don't have internet, and work hard, you can be a

M3 - If you received this message by email, you are closer to being
office boy,

than a millionaire . . .
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