December 31, 2009

Yahoo Answers bypass Internet Explorer multiple session mode

This is a typical feature of Internet explorer 8 to have multiple sessions. If you have multiple accounts in a same sites, like gmail., you cannot log in to all the accounts at once in browsers like Firefox.When you sign in to one of your accounts, even if you open same website in new window, you will be signed in automatically. But in Internet explorer, there is an option called New Session You can see the option under File -> New-> New Session. When you use that option , you can open multiple sessions i.e You can open gmail in multiple windows and you can sign in to them separately such that none of the sessions talk to each other.This is really helpful for people who could not manage their work in a single session.This works for almost all websites.

But now i tried Yahoo answers. I opened IE8 and signed in to my yahoo account.Then i opened a new session, shocking!!!!. I was signed in already. I tried many times but failed. I logged out in one window which in turn made me to lose my login sessions in all my windows.Whats special with Yahoo answers?

This multiple sessions work in most websites , general email, social bookmarks, forums, online societies but not with yahoo answers.


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Unlock the fourth core in AMD Phenom Tricore processor

There are two questions related to this topic.

1. Does AMD tri-core processor has four cores? (If you dont know this?)
2. How to unlock the fourth core , in the AMD Phenom tricore processor?

Answer for first question is Yes.

The tricore processor is actually a four core, commercially called as Quad core processor. The fourth core has been locked. Various sources say, the lock is due to pricing issue. But , the real reason is due the instability of the processor. Its design is a quad core processor of dimension .60nm, with optimal clock frequency, But the manufactures encountered a kind of apparent instability on the processor. So instead of wiping out the design, they fixed the issues by just disabling(locking) the fourth core to make it absolutely stable. Pricing issue may be one of the reasons, but the core reason for locking the core is the stability factor.

Answer for second question is below.

Yes you can break the lock to use the four cores together. For that, you just need to play with the BIOS.

Start your system.
Go to chipset configuration
Change Clock Calibration to AUTO
Now your fourth core is enabled.

Before doing this process, prepare your mind that you may lose your system anytime. Because, the manufactures tested and finally arrived to the conclusion that, the processor is unfit to have four cores running. So you are taking a big risk.

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Recover administrator password in Windows

How to recover Windows XP administrator password?

Losing windows password is definitely an irritating thing. You cannot do anything without an administrator password. If the system has two administrators, then this is not a big issue. Limited users have very limited privileges. You cannot install any software or do any critical operation in a Limited account. If the system fails to boot, you might be reaching safe mode.There you definitely need or privileges.

There are two ways to fix the issue. Installing a fresh copy of Windows. This will not delete any of your files and settings. Remember, reinstalling windows will not fix the issue, as it will just re-copy all the system files.

The second way is the one which am going to recommend.

  • Insert Windows XP CD
  • Restart your PC and boot from your CD.
  • Continue normally, till the window reads text similar to "Setup already found a version of XP installed"
  • There will be an option to repair the same version. (Caution : Not this repair mode, where you will get a command dos prompt).
  • Now windows will proceed to repair XP.
  • At one point, you can see "Installing devices" with a progress bar below.
  • Quickly press CTRL + F12. You will be given a command dos prompt.
  • Type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter.
  • This is it. Now you got the controller. Reset the administrator password or just create an another administrator for your system.
  • Close the Control panel and proceed with the installation

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December 27, 2009

Internet Explorer - No Cut Copy Paste for Blogger

This is weird , really weird. I encountered this while i was trying to create an article for this site. The problem is, i was not able to figure out the basic editor options cut,copy and paste operation in the right click context menu. Sometimes , due to human error, the mouse's impression will be in some other area, so right click opens the option for that area. Initially, i thought that , i did that mistake. So , i clicked the blogger editor once again and made a right click. The menu was like this

There is no Copy, Cut and Paste options.Worst case, even the shortcuts did not work.
Spent some time(wasted) on it to figure out and finally located the options in the browser menu bar under Edit option.
What made them to skip those options under right click context menu.


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What happened to swarme.the?

A long time question. What happened to swarmethe.I remember the last time , the site was up. It was around 4 years before. I found the site was pretty innovative and the concept was very new. The site tells about what the world is doing now online. I lost the screen shot of the home page. The home will have a thumbnails in a cloudy fashion, which direct to the respective websites. I dont know about the correctness of the site. I usually dont see google, youtube and other famous sites over there. But still it was interesting to see , vareity of sites working around. Ofcourse, many p*rn sites are listed as they receive the highest traffic in the internet world. They must have used some kind of algorithm, at the same time they must have indexed millions of sites. They were indirectly driving traffic to all website. I did not notice , whether they had an option of recommending a website.

But for more than 3 years, the site's home page says SWARM is going offline for a bit until hosting issues can be resolved. Sorry. Is this a real hosting issue?. A billion dollar question. Now a days everyone around the world has their own website. Some other reasons??. Did they violate world wide web policy, by peeping in to others' privacy. I was trying to view the website for the pass two years, but still it is in the same state. Missing a good site.

Am not giving any link to the website. Sorry :( As am not sure, what actually happened to that website. Even google has purged all the indexed pages of the site.Even if you give the exact link you cant get the webisite from google. I almost lost the hope about the site. If it gets back online, this article will help them to make everyone to understand what they showed before and what they want to show in future!!!

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December 26, 2009

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a Linux distro, an open source product. Along with other competitors like Fedora, Red Hat ,Ubuntu has a special space among Linux users. Ubuntu is more suitable for newbies and developers. Like other Linuxes ,Ubuntu also possess its own feature. Let us have a look at the salient features of Ubuntu

Useful Commands :

  • apt-get - Call Advanced Packaging Tool.
  • clear - Clears terminal screen
  • cat [filename] - Opens the file in terminal
  • cat > [filename] - Createsa file with name mentioned
  • chmod - Change the mode of a file to read, write, execute, extract etc.
  • gedit - Opens gnome editor
  • gksudo [program name] - Open graphic interface of an application with administrator
  • install - Install a package or a component
  • pon - Trigger a dsl-connection
  • poff - Turn of a dsl-connection
  • plog -PPPOE Log file.
  • sudo -To become an administration for that particular transaction / terminal session alone.
  • privileges.
  • synaptic - Open package installer
  • vi - Opens VI editor

Installing a software:

Ubuntu does not support direct executable files. You will either be provided with a compiled object that can be installed as such or the complete source code itself. In case of source code, it must be compiled first to proceed with the installation. There is no fixed way to compile the code. It depends upon the language in which the software has been written.

Fully compiled software will have standard extensions which Ubuntu understands by their extension.Some standard file type are

  • .run - These files types must be executed with shell command as
  • sh .run
  • .deb - Deb is the abbreviated form of Debian packages. These packages can be installed right away by double clicking.It opens itself in package installer.
  • .bin - These are standard binary files. They might be locked sometimes. They must be provided privileges before executing. The privileges can be changed by the command chmod with the switch +x.To install the software, use the command ./[FILENAME].bin (note the dot in the beginning)

There are many other ways of installing a software.

Synaptic Manager:

This is a built-in Ubuntu installer. Ubuntu , keeps track of many useful and popular packages. They are indexed in the synaptic manager. You can install the software using the synaptic manager, if the software is listed in it.

To start synaptic manager, use the command sudo synaptic

Application Package Tool :

APT is one of the typical features of Ubuntu. There are plenty of software and utilities that can directly be installed in your system without having a downloaded soft copy. Just naming the package would suffice. Some famous package that can be installed with APT are

sudo apt-get install
sudo apt-get install xmms
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo apt-get install mvn
sudo apt-get install ant
sudo apt-get install svn

Almost all applications can be opened using a command line. Command line version of software are faster than graphic interface as they occupy less memory.This could be a handy guide for beginners. But this is just a piece of Ubuntu. There are many things are there to be learnt to play with Ubuntu.

December 25, 2009

Hindu crossword puzzles

Crosswords, are one of the interesting puzzles. They give real work out to human brain. The specialty of crossword puzzles is , anyone can make a puzzle in the domain where he/she is strong in. Puzzle makers adopt their own architecture. For example, crossword puzzles in tamizh are very much simple, as they will always have direct questions. Similarly, crosswords puzzles which are put in Hindu Young world magazine are easier to solve with the help of a single dictionary. Likewise, they are no specific rules to device the puzzle grid.The only restriction is, all questions should adopt a protocol in common.

Crossword Grid:

The layout of Crossword is simple. It is just a square frame containing internal squares.The squares are represented in two colors.
1. White - called as Light
2. Black - called as Dark.

Answers or the solutions must be filled in the Lights. All crossword puzzles provide at least two ways to complete the grid.

1. Filling the answers from Left to right. The clues will be sorted under ACROSS category.
2. Filling the answers from Top to Bottom. The Clues will be sorted under DOWN category.

There are some other kinds of puzzle where the clues follow two more directions Right to Left and Bottom to Top. Those puzzles look a bit tricky as the words need to be written in the reverse direction.

The Standard format of a Crossword Puzzle Clue will be.

{Clue Number} {Clue - Description} (Dimension)

The Clue numbers are mentioned in the crossword grid and the answers will be the solution of the corresponding Clue. The dimension is equally important., because sometimes, the solution might point to two words.In such cases, the dimension will be mentioned as (dimension1, dimension2). Some solutions can be predicted , if the related boxes are filled correctly. This is mostly applicable to words which are smaller in length , as a simple permutation or combination will do the trick.

Hindu Crossword puzzles:

Like every crossword puzzle, Hindu Crossword puzzles follow an unique way. These puzzles are not for beginners and even a mighty English dictionary cannot help solving the clues. The puzzle has to be broken into pieces. Once you get accustomed with it, then it is just a piece of cake.

General format:
[Synonym/Similar Word of the Answer] [Clue to find the Answer]
Every clue will have a hint to find the answer and there will be a synonym of the answer itself

Find the Broken Heart in the World(5)
Here the clue is "broken heart" and World is synonym of the answer.
The answer for this puzzles is EARTH. You will come to know , how to solve this in the later section.


It is mandatory to know the terminologies used. not just the name, but also its' descriptions.

Anagram Indicator - Anagram is a deformation of a word to get a new word. There wont be any direct clues like Anagram of . Instead, there are some words which will indicate that one or more words need to be jumbled to get the solution.

Heart is the Anagram of Earth. The Clue will be

Broken Heart(5)

Here the word broken is an Anagram indicator.Broken thing will have a different shape. So broken heart will get a new shape "EARTH"

The other way can be
Earthquake (5)
Here the word quake is an Anagram Indicator. Shaking the earth will change it shape and makes it HEART

Telescopic Indicator -
In some clues, the solution will be a part of the question itself. The answer will be folded or embedded in the question itself.

Hear them inside to find the broken heart(5)
Here the clue is "hear them" and the word inside is the telescopic indicator. So the solution is in the question itself. The puzzle can be cracked as

HEAR THem inside to find the broken heart. The answer is Earth which is broken HEART.

Homophone Indicator - This indicator, indicates that the actual solution sounds similar to the answer of the clue.

These are some basic indicators. There are many more indicators which are extension of these indicator.

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Joomla - A Short Overview

Joomla ,a component management system. Web design has been made easy with these Component Management Systems abbreviated as CMS. The challenging part in web designing is not just the user interface , but other back end dealings like communication with the server, interaction with the data source and many more. Manual coding accomplished such tasks in olden days. Things become monotonous and complicated, when the user count started increasing. The technology desperately needed an automation. Many architectures, languages brought the automation in their ways. One of them is this Component Management Systems(CMS).

One such famous CMS is Joomla. Joomla is an open source platform or can be called as a software. It can be downloaded from Joomla Homepage. Joomla follows a simple installation process which requires a little domain knowledge.It offers a fully customized control panel with multiple user support. Joomla carries a database named "Joomla" . So the back end has been occupied well to handle all your needs. This database is not a mandatory one. This can be replaced by custom database with corresponding configuration.

Almost all web hosting services now have fantastico installer. Joomla can be injected in the web server through the fantastico installer. The installer will guide you through out the setup process.

Joomla website does not lack in any feature that other website has. The main advantage of Joomla is , it is an open source . Also, third party plugins are plenty in deed to satisfy all your requirement. Joomla currently supports 1000s of plugins.Not only plugins, but there are some online merchants who sell professional joomla web templates which can directly be used to deploy a business website.

The threatening drawback of Joomla is, it is not immune to hackers. The plugins are the entry point for hackers. Most hackers develop attractive plugins and release them as free components. People who use those plugins in their website, welcome hackers without their knowledge. Joomla experts are reporting harmful plugins frequently. Having a tie up the joomla community will update you about the recent vulnerabilities. Many faulty plugins are being reported every week and they have been replaced by trusted ones.

Developing a simple website with Joomla:

Before launching a website in the online server, its better to try making a kick start. This guide helps you make a simple website in your local machine.

Get WAMP server. WAMP is nothing but Windows Apacha MySql PhP Server. You can get WAMP from their website.

Install WAMP.

  • Get the latest version of Joomla, from Joomla website
  • Unpack Joomla (if it is compressed) and put it in the WWW folder of WAMP.
  • (To open the WWW folder of WAMP, run WAMP and Left click the system tray icon and Click "www directory"
  • Rename the Joomla directory to your website Name (Here i use the name Syndrome)
  • Open a web browser and go to the address http://localhost/Syndrome/installation/index.php
  • Select a language and proceed.
  • Skim through the pre-installation check and click Next.
  • Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
  • Database configuration : use these configuration.

Database Type mysql
Hostname localhost
Username root
Pssword no password
Database Name joomla

  • FTP Settings : select No. Assuming that we dont have FTP for now.
  • Main configuration :Enter your site name,email Address,Administrator password (Note : This is your password for logging in to the control panel. Keep it safe) and click Next
  • Setup is almost over.
  • Delete the installation folder from the www directory to complete the setup.
  • After completing, you can enter the site as a admin by visiting the address http://localhost:8080/Syndrome/administrator
  • Login with username : admin and password :
  • Add articles and play around with the menus to bring colorful website online.

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December 24, 2009

Maintaining a Hard Disk

Hard disk , usually called as Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The name is quite a controversy. Hard disk is not a hard component. A single shake in the reading head or a single drop of water is enough to make your hard disk to break down. Being a magnetic material, it has got many enemies around to spoil its health. 80% of hard disks fail due to improper power supply, especially in India where none of the houses have proper earthing. If your computer is receiving a bad power supply, then first thing that has a highest chance to get affected is your hard disk.So perform this check, before you connect your hard disk.
  • Connect your CPU without Hard disk.
  • Turn it on
  • Take a tester and touch each and every spot in the cabinet.
  • The tester light should never turn on.If the tester light glows, there is some problem with the power supply.

Remember ,cabinet has nothing to do with you computer. You can make a computer run in a flat table. The cabinet just holds all your components in position.Connect the hard disk , only if you have cleared all your connection problems.

Frequently reported problems:

1. Disk boot failed - You cannot expect your system to tolerated every time you cold boot it. Some motherboards still struggle to detect the hard disk and other peripherals after a cool boot or an abrupt shutdown. So always try to shut down the computer properly.

2. Disk read error - This is really a critical problem in deed. Read errors are common if you encounter them after you the operating system is loaded successfully.But , if your computer cannot boot, then there must be some kind of problem in the boot sector itself. Sometimes , this situation can be handled by just connecting the device to an alien system and scanning it inside the operating system. If you believe in third party software, you can try this recovering your hard disk with them.History says, loosely connected or corrupted bus can also be a cause for this problem.

3. Disk not detected: The common problem, when either the motherboard switches a new hard disk or the hard disk switches to a new motherboard . Again i can divide it into two types.
Simple and Critical.

  • The problem is simple, if you are connecting the device the very first time.The remedy is, open BIOS settings, and under standard setting, manually change the Primary and Secondary device. Your device should be listed under one of them. Save your settings and reboot.If you have an older motherboard say GIGABYTE ss-61, it wont support hard disks of higher capacity. So you need to do this process every time you start your system (not reboot).

  • The problem is critical, when the head breaks down. This can happen due to rough handling. Rough handling does not point to physical damage alone. You can spoil the device even by overloading it. Turning off your PC while installing some critical software. Cold booting the PC due to lack of patience when the system hangs.

These are some major problem reported very frequently.


  • Scan your hard disk twice a month. It may fix some unrecognizable errors.
  • Keep at least 20% of free space in each partition.
  • Create optimal number of partitions.
  • Protect your hard disk from moisture and shock.
  • Keep you hard disk well placed inside the cabinet and ensure that the screws are fastened.
  • Have a airy cabinet. Now a days the size of graphics cards are a bit large. So it might run across the length of the cabinet. So the hard disk wires might touch the graphics card which in turn causes unnecessary heat.


  • Never carry the disk in your shirt or pant pocket, where it is vulnerable to dusts.
  • Do not keep on creating partitions from C to Z.
  • Never leave the hard disk unscrewed, inside a cabinet. Disturbance might cause the hard disk to fall.
  • Do not touch or punch the hard disk with strong materials like screw driver. Not only HDD but also the motherboard. It may cause some severe damage ,may be unrecoverable sometimes.

This is it for now. More on the way on the Course of my life

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Total Video Convertor - Buggy?

The same fingers once praised Total video converter for it's versatility and functionality. But this time , the fingers are going to type something bad about it.

I downloaded some good videos from my friend's computer. Wished to export them to my mobile, my hands stretched towards total video converter. A pretty simple task of converting a MPEG format file in to a 3GP file, ate an hour of my time. The reason is application crash. Whenever i clicked "Convert", the application threw me different types of error.

I can never blame my system as it is brand new with fresh copy of windows running. Then it should be in their side. This is a common problem with all software makers. As they elevate to higher versions and add more functionality, they end up with unpleasant bugs which hides the real features what they intended to present.

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December 20, 2009

Windows Live Bug - Very Funny

I never used my windows live id for communication, as i feel comfortable with my gmail Id. After a long time, i was forced to use my windows live id, for accessing msdn forums. I tried signing up with my usual name harishsyndrome. I got an error, stating "Id Already Exists". Am sure no one uses the nick name harishsyndrome.So i tried recovering the password for I clicked recover password. The screen was as shown below

Windows Live asks me to select an email id to which it would send the reset instruction.
They are
2. Alternate email - I provided.

The first option was shocking but funny at the same time. They are sending the password reset instructions to the email, for which i lost the password. How i can i open the email Id.

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December 15, 2009

How to get rid of phishing sites

Some one is trying to play with me. Am not the one whom they are looking for. Recently i received a mail with a name PAYPAL.
The mail is apparent that , this is some kind of fraud. No special knowledge is required to identify a phishing site. Just look around the mail for suspicious information. Some critical clues
The Contents of the mail is as Follows

1. In Sender address - the domain name is other than paypal(i.e it is not
2. The mail is found in SPAM folder
3. The Mail greets me as Dear PP member. But the fact, Paypal greets every member with their Name.
4. The Web Link. This is quite tricky. It almost looks like paypal official website. But if you can look a bit deeper, you can see some other names are also appended.

Many people might not notice everything and blindly click the link and provide their secret information and lose themselves. Mostly busy people are trapped as they fail to notice due to lack of time.

I put forward my own experience here in this article. It is very much important to know what you are doing, and to whom you are sharing your information.

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December 8, 2009

RapidManiac - Rapid Search Rapidshare files

Now you can search Rapidshare files in a rapid manner with this rapid website called RAPIDMANIAC.

Rapishare is/was like AREA 51. Only the uploader knows what files are present in which locations. Now the castle has been broken. Just type in what you want, get the result along with the download link in a single click.

Currently the site indexes 2253198 files and growing on. So you are not away from your favorite items around the web world.The Site blossoms with a cool GUI. An highly categorized tabbed menu, which ensures correctness of search results. Very simple graphics makes the site load faster and easier.

The files are segregated as
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Video
  • CD/DVD
  • Doc
  • Archives
  • Applications
with recent files listed at the top.

The site is 100% percent legal and they ensure no copyrighted materials are entertained. If you find something against law, they welcome your valuable feedback.

Do you think you have something odd and worth sharing? You can very well submit it .It gets reflected in the site at once The contact form is open to everyone . All requests are processed within 72 hours.

Get it. Get Going.

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December 6, 2009

Michael Jackson - Heal the world

This is one of my favorite MJ(Michael jackson)'s Albums. The reason why i like this is
1. Lyrics
2. Music

The Lyrics is quite touchy. Most part of the song can be related to real Life.

Secondly , the music. It is just like a tamil song , a melody and the important thing is that i did not hear MJ shouting with peculiar voice anywhere, which he does in most of his

Lyrics :

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Preface :

Think about the generations and to say we want to make it a better
world for our children and our children's children. So that they know
it's a better world for them; and think if they can make it a better

Song :
There's a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow.
And if you really try
You'll find there's no need to cry
In this place you'll feel
There's no hurt or sorrow.
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space, make a better place.

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

If you want to know why
There's a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving.
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing
Make a better world, make a better world.

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race.
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

And the dream we would conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth, crucify it's soul
Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly
Be God's glow.

We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel
You are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we'll cry happy tears
See the nations turn
Their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space to make a better place.

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.

MJ and a girl voice

Make a better place
Make a better place
Make a better place
Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children
Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children
Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children
Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children

The significance of the final stanza is , MJ's voice is predominant in the beginning, but slowly it gets suppressed and the small girl's voice comes up.

Brilliant effort

Getting an unique nick name

Selecting username in website is a terrible tasks. Because name is not a primary key . OOPS!! sorry for using technical terms. I mean to say, name is not unique all the time. It would be irritating to see the error message USERNAME ALREADY EXIST. The problem is , it will be even more terrifying when we try to create a formal email ID which should contain only formal names. So people use to append their date of birth , favorite colors and other things they like along with their ID. Like harish 234, harish_chocolate etc,

Lets put a full stop to all. Take your full name.

Visit Anagram Site, type in your name and get the list of anagrams.Select the one you like.When selecting, try to choose an odd one ,so that the probability of others selecting your nicky(nickname) will be reduced and vice verse.

Bingo! You got an unique ID.

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Anagram - Get it Here

If you want to find the anagram of a word or jumble, you need a pen and paper to write down all possible combination. Now you can through them off. Here comes a handy website to find anagram for all the words.

Just type in the Jumble, in the text box and hit return key. See the list of anagrams. The salient feature of the site is, it always returns a valid English word.


If you have a jumble "EARTHY". You will get the word "HEART" and "Y" separated with a delimiter.I found this useful in solving Hindu crossword puzzles. Hope this helps all puzzle lovers.


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Calender Vs Calender

This is a common spelling mistake or can be called as typographical mistake (Typo in short). The fun behind the words CALENDAR and CALENDER is they look almost same. But they bear two very different meanings.

I just amazed to see, while i was typing in MSWORD , the editor accepted both Calender and Calender. Then i made a quick Google to find the difference and discovered one more thing. Google gives more preference to Calendar than Calender. Type Calender and search. Ofcourse you will see some results, with a Suggestion , DO YOU MEAN CALENDAR.Lets know the difference

CALENDAR - An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac.

CALENDER - A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper, etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating.

Great is it not!!

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2012 End of the world?

This is a hottest question around the world and am no exception for that.Still there is no clear evidence about what is going to happen.Theoretically , the Mayan calendar ends.After that a new Era emerges, which will be similar to restarting the world.

Assuming this as just an assumption. The Assumption is based on the fact that scientists believe that, the planets and other bodies in space, might undergo physical changes (Spiritual in case of Astrologers) which might cause a natural calamity.

The Universal fact says "EARTH WILL BE ALIVE AS LONG AS THE SUN IS". So it is clear that, world will not end, but we will face an end.

The actual meaning of the phrase "WORLD ENDS" is , the huge mass called EARTH should explode and scatter into the space as small pieces losing its gravitational force. So there wont be any chance for living creatures to exist once again.

But research and prediction say, EARTH will be restored after a huge disaster. Living creatures will not survive the disaster.

Which is true!!!

If you can read this blog after 2012 Dec 21. I will delete this post. Deal or No Deal!!!!!!

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Small Wonder - An Eternal Series

This really gives me Nostalgia. I watched the series in three languages. Tamil, Hindi and English. The characters are still in front of my Eyes. The names are also catchy.

The Series involves just two families with some guest appearances. The characters are namely

Ted Lawson - Creator of VICI the ROBOT. A robotics engineer. He creates VICI in the business point of view , but in future it/she becomes a part of his family.

Joan Lawson - Mrs.Ted Lawson. Who loves Jamie and VICI. She considers VICI as her daughter rather than a ROBOT.

Jamie Lawson - Son of the Lawson couple. A 12 year old enthusiastic child.

Victoria "Vicki" Ann Smith-Lawson - Voice Input Child Identicant (V.I.C.I.) the ROBOT created by Ted Lawson.The Story is woven around her.

Harriet Brindle - The Girl Next Door who has a crush on Jamie.

Brandon and Bonnie Brindle - Harriet's parents. They have a common practice of peeping in to others' privacy

Reggie Williams
- Jamie's best friend.

There are just 8 characters in the series.But still it never lost my attention. Missing it very badly. Hope there should not be any remake which will never be like the original one.

Infected with Harish Syndrome

Tom and Jerry - New series review

Whenever the word "Cartoon" comes in to the picture, the two great characters Tom and Jerry come to our mind. This is an exception to delegate only to children. Everyone , from small children to aged people like to get in to this adventure.
The story, the mannerism of the Cat and Mouse and last but not least the background music which adds additional dose to the entertainment. Even though the episodes are repetitive in television, we like to watch it again and again.

The traditional Tom and Jerry is a 2D Cartoon. Now a newer version of Tom and Jerry has come. It is a 3D cartoon. Both Tom and Jerry with all other characters (Spike and Tike) look realistic and shinny. But still i dont like it. I find something is missing in it. Might be one of the following.

  • Poor screen play
  • Irritating music and discreet sound effects.
  • Characters talking (Which never happened in Older version .... That was the beauty)
  • Too much of realistic objects.
  • Bad voice for Tom and Jerry.

Finally, a newer series of Tom and Jerry with the features of Older version will claim it's place again.

Infected with Harish Syndrome

Nokia 5800 - Price Slashed

I dont know whether this is a news that has to be celebrated or to be left unnoticed. Nokia 5800 is/was the first touch screen mobile from Nokia. The phone is entirely dependent on the Screen with just around three keys in the key pad to support.

I still remember the price when it was newly launched. It was nearly Rs.22000. Within a month , the rates have come down, varying from Rs.18,000 - Rs.20,000. Still it was under costly mobiles category. Accidentally i visited univercell website. Shocking!!!. The cost of the Nokia's first touch mobile is just Rs.12.,500.

This price variation raises two questions.

1.Is Nokia 5800 is full of bugs and drawbacks?
2. Did Nokia 5800 reached people big time?

Anyway. Those who dreamed of buying a symbian touch mobile can now make their dream true.

Infected with Harish Syndrome

November 29, 2009

Nvidia Latest Driver - Buggy?

With a good thought of playing Call of duty in better graphics, i download latest video driver for my graphics card from nvidia official site. Replacing my old driver 191.x to 195.x. Then i questioned myself, did i make a mistake.?

The game which was running at 1280 x 720 resolution with full graphics turned on, started stammering while running in the latest driver. I reduced the graphics effects and resolutions, but no use. Finally i ended up in 640 x 480 resolution with all graphic options turned off. The game was smooth, but running a game at 640 x 480 resolution in a AMD phenom Quad Core processor and nVidia 8800 video card is an insult am making to my computer.

After a great struggle, i rolled back to my older to complete the game.

Nvidia...What happened...Who is wrong..??

Infected with Harish Syndrome

Death to spies - A big disappointment

A big shock in deed. When i saw the credits at an unexpected time which implicitly said "THE GAME IS OVER".

The very first scene is almost same as in the previous version. Even i was confused whether i bought a correct one or not. All the environment and moves are 100% same. The game went a little lazy in the middle mission as i saw similar locations, civilians and soldiers already in the previous version.

The time i thought of stop playing the game , a good mission decorated my screen where i need to plant a dead body to conceal an escape. But it was unbelievable that i can wander around hardly ten buildings in a small street.

In the successive mission, the objective was to kill three people (officers). It was just a piece of cake. When i took over the last officer and exited the area, the GAME WAS OVER.People who played the first version of death to spies will really feel bad when they play it's sequel.

The game is over rated with drastic system requirements.

Death to spies...Death to gamers

Infected with Harish Syndrome

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Sorry , i took a couple of hours extra to complete this game due to lack of Time. Overall a five hour game in recruit level. The start was a little sluggish , but the climax was a typical tamizh movie climax, portraying an eternal hero who fights after he has been stabbed.

As usual Call of Duty, modern warfare 2( COD MW2) or so called Call of Duty 6, is lacking the cut scene feature ,which i consider as critical for better understanding of the story. Every mission is really good to play, but it appears very discreet to play the next mission as the story part is conveyed in the loading screen, which almost lasts some seconds in my AMD Phenom quad core processor. So most of the time, without having patience to control the anxiousness, i press escape to get in to the play, knowing very little about what am going to do.

Call of duty modern warfare 1 was a bit clear as the difference between your team and the enemies was apparent. But here in MW2 , most of the time my mission failed with the message "Friendly fire will not be tolerated".

Surprise to all who play, COD 6. You are going to see Captain price again with his follower SOAP, whom you played as in COD4. Unfortunately, you (Sergent Roach) will die eventually in the near climax. The game/story will be continued by Captain Price and Sgt.Soap.

Usually, this game receives the award of most pirated game. Am sure that , even this year, it might get it says my intuition.

Worth playing once. But still i dont understand why there is no Left handed weapon alignment in any of the FPS games. Was struggling to aim initially.

Infected with Harish Syndrome

November 22, 2009

HQL to SQL Convertor

Stepping in to the field of java API. Presenting you my first invention HQL to SQL convertor. This is a Command line version with which you can convert simple Hibernate query language(HQL) to Structured Query Language.

This is my first release and not an exception for bugs and errors. If you find any errors, please feel free to inform me. Your suggestion are valuable.

Usage :

java -jar HQLtoSQLConvertor.jar


java -jar HQLtoSQLConvertor.jar "from Syndrome"

HQL to SQL Convertor

November 20, 2009

Prototype - A Clumsy Game

The most clumsiest game i ever played. There are no rules to follow. You have no obstacles. This is the game where you can find the real meaning of the FREE ROME.

If you want to reach the mission place which is quite far from you. Keep a weight on the Keys FORWARD and SPRINT, you will reach the place. There is no need for mouse. The game is full of bloods, tissues and nauseating infected people. I recommend this game to be played in low graphics to minimize the effect of violence.

One thing attracted me is the variety of powers that Alex Mercer gains. Especially the whip and street sweeper combination. Whenever you find your EP Low, just get in to an infected area and use this Street sweeper to clear out nearby enemies.

The Blade is the most powerful weapon. I drained most of Elizabeth Greene's health with fewer number of Chops with blade.

The Knuckle shockwave happens to be my favorite. And its is fatal as you can wipe out Strike team at ease. Just get in to an infected zone,consume some infected people, get to critical mass and use this power. Wah!!!!

Biggest humbug in the game

As per the story , Alex Mercer is dead. But when you go out of health in game and pass away, the screen will say ALEX IS DEAD. Could have been as ALEX HAS BEEN DEFEATED.

November 15, 2009

Rhinoplasty - Give your nose a new Look

Rhinoplasty Information:

Face is the Index of Mind - Old Saying,

Nose is the Index of Face - New Saying.

Nose is not just a projection, but it is the mirror of one's complexion. If you feel that you have a very bad nose, do not worry , Rhinoplasty is there to help you.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical way of fixing nose related problems. Rhinoplasty can also be called as Nose Reshaping or Nose Job.Rhinoplasty is must for people who suffer from trauma and birth defects. Rhinoplasty not only cures the outer shape of the nose but also fixes critical breathing problems. There are many other surgeries which can be cascaded with Rhinoplasty in order to enhance the results of the Same.

Rhinoplasty is not a pretty major Surgical procedure. It has been performed under local anesthetic but the process may be altered if the doctor finds an alternative which could benefit the patient and protect him from Side effects and post operation agonies..This is again in turn a kind of plastic surgery. The patient's own skin or piece of bone will be used if needed.

Leading Surgeons now encourage and actively practicing the Rhinoplasty Surgical Procedure to treat their patients effectively. This has been approved world wide and the outcome records both success and satisfaction of the patients.

People who have any kind of problem must find a surgeon who recommends Rhinoplasty. Everyone should importance of Rhinoplasty and encourage other to know about this handy cure.

October 24, 2009

Windows 7 - Suffocating out of Drivers

Finally Nvidia has come out with their set of Drivers that support Windows 7. Thanks for that. but here comes an another Issue.

Have a look at this Image.

This is nothing but my motherboard scolded me for running its application in a version of windows that it does not support.

Video Driver is not a problem, as we already have nVidia drivers for it.
Audio, if at all i have 5.1 surround sound, my realtek audio driver is sitting well with other inbuilt drivers.

So what could be the problem. Ofcourse this is not a problem for many users. Its the Co-Processor.

Co-processor driver comes with motherboard DVD. But it has been designed to work till windows vista x64. What about windows seven. Should i run my AMD x4 940 Quad 3.0Ghz processor without Co-Processor drivers until i get a driver from ASUS.

As a final try , i relied on Nvidia to search Drivers, but

Hurry Up!! Manufacturers...Windows Seven is on the way.

October 16, 2009

Install Nvidia Driver in Ubuntu

Nvidia will be restricted in most ubuntu Versions. This is also a hurdle for people who like Desktop Effects. Installing Nvidia is not a big task Just requires some series of steps to do.


1. Download the required driver from Nvidia website. Due to Nvidia's UDA, you cant get drivers exactly for your Video card.

2. Ctrl + Alt + F1.

3. Execute sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop to terminate X-Server.

4. You will be dropped to a non-graphic console.

5. Login to the console and navigate to the Folder where you downloaded the Nvidia Driver.

6. Type sh .run

7. It will guide you to an interactive installation process.

8. In some cases, the installer will opt for compiling a version for your device when it fails to find a kernel module. Accept the offer in such case.

9. After the installation is complete, reboot your pc with sudo reboot.

Launching Ant Inside Java Program

Most of the time, we need to embed Ant in a java program. So if you need to call Ant task inside Java program, this piece of code will do it.

Required Jars:


you can get the jar file by just using the class through this Jar finder Website

Source Code:


public class LaunchAnt
public static void main(String args[])
String[] parameters = new String[2];


parameters[1] = "build.xml";




tools.jar will be available at the location

C:\ProgramFiles\ - Windows

usr/lib/jvm/ - Linux

Install Java in Linux

Installing Java in Ubuntu

Installing Java in Ubuntu is just a piece of Cake. You need not visit any Website to download some file and install.

Just follow the procedure to do Complete it.

1. Connect to internet.

2. Open Terminal
Application -> Accessories -> Terminal
alt+f2 and type gnome-terminal and press Enter

3. Execute sudo apt-get update

4. Execute sudo apt-get install sun-java6-sdk

5. Java will be installed.

6. .Open terminal and type java --version to confirm java installation.

Get Jar Files

Jar files are the base for developers. The most irritating thing for a developer is "ClassNotFoundException" and "NoClassDefFoundExcpetion".

The problem finally has a solution here.

Visit the Site below and download your jar.

Just mention the class name , that is enough for their engine.


Enter the search in this format, and you will be given your required jar.
org.apache.maven. or org/apache/maven/


September 1, 2009

Nokia 5220 Profile Bug

This is not new. I already found some bugs in Nokia 5220 and posted it in my Blog. Unfortunately , i found a new bug today.

Took my mobile, gone to profile menu. There i had two custom profiles. One of them i named it as Mad Hair Silence. The other was defaulted to My Style 2.

Just had a thought to customize it.Opened the profile. Instead of Selecting, personalize i selected Timed. I should have come back at once. The result , the phone got restarted. i thought it was a one time problem, so i tried again. OOPPS!!! It is a bug.

Hail Nokia 5220 :(

August 30, 2009

Firefox important shortcuts

Dont drag the mouse all the time when browsing.Delegate some work to your keyboard to make your work more easy. Some handy shortcuts to remember.

1. Ctrl + Enter = Adds .com extension

(Example: Type google and press Ctrl + Enter, URL becomes

2. Shift + Enter = Adds .net extension

(Example: Type google and press Shift + Enter, URL becomes

3. Ctrl +Shift + Enter = Adds .org extension

(Example: Type google and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter, URL becomes

4. Ctrl +T - Opens new Tab

5. Ctrl + N - Opens new Window

6. Ctrl + D - Bookmark the current page.

7. Ctrl +W - Closes Current Tab

8. Ctrl + Tab - Cycle Tabs

9. Ctrl+Shift+Tab - Cycle Tabs in Reverse Order.

10. Ctrl + S = Save Webpage.

Enjoy!! Mouse free browsing

August 16, 2009

Remove dark spots in the face

Dark spots are face spoilers. Even being very protective, sometime it goes out of our hands. Dark spots in dark skin is not a big concern. But if you look fair and you have dark spots, that is really a beauty screen.

Stop worrying. Here come the remedy.

Take some Potato(Raw)Grind it well and extract the juice.Add a little amount of lemon juice in it to make it a paste like thing.

Now apply it like a face pack and wash after it dries. Apply it regularly and see your dark spots vanish in no time.

Increase hair growth

Hair growth , a big head ache now a days. Hair once lost is lost for ever.So no point of worrying about it. Prevention is better than cure. Preserving the existing hair might help minimizing hair loss in the future.

Many people are allergic to Shampoos and many find shampoos wont suit them. Natural method is always better than Artificial products sold in the market.

Make your own shampoo Now.

Dry Amla and grind it well to make it a powder.Blend the powder with Lemon Juice in a proper proportion to make it a paste. Apply it in hair and wash it after half ans hour. This could help cleaning you scalp and also gives you a good aroma.

How to tackle Snipers in Counter Strike

This is the deadly question of every gamer who plays counter strike.

It even irritates when we lose our allies one by one to a single sniper. A well positioned sniper is not an easy task to counter. That too in CTs. CTs have no reason to rush, so they shall sit comfortably with their AWP. Even i remember a counter server where CTs had 8 snipers , they almost sealed all the entry points of Ts.

Now coming to the point.

As i said, Sniper in a very good position is really dangerous, as he never moves.So finding him itself is a difficult task.

Artic Avenger in Aztec - Almost invisible.

First and foremost thing is, Never run in a straight line, if you know that there is a possibility of Sniper.Always run in Zig-Zag manner. Also never hug a wall(thin wall to be precise). Sniper bullets can penetrate two walls.

There are two different Sniper action.

Sniper always camp in the following areas

Many snipers have good location in their Spawn.

de_dust2 , the double doors is common to both Ts and CTs. The best thing is to avoid the way. More than one snipers, confuse them with your Zig Zag movement.

Focusing the Doors:

Snipers also focus the Doors. For professional snipers, a small hole is sufficient to take down the enemies behind. So never peep outside a door, blindly. Use Smokes and make your movement hidden.Throwing too many smokes and irritate the sniper as his vision is completely covered. Use this chance and get close to him and he is yours now.

Caution: All snipers will definitely have Night Hawk(Deagle). So it is as powerful as your Rifle.So be careful!!.


Snipers usually come to combat, when all others die or the bomb has been planted.Dont think you can take down snipers in close combats, many experts have very good aim without Scope also. So always be cautious.

When you are in combat with a Sniper, even though you dont get a good aim, keep moving while shooting and approaching, If the sniper missed his shot, CROUCH and Hit him as much as Possible (Even lethal head shot can be made). Dont take too much time crouching, you must be as quick as possible, if he recovers, keep shooting but dont stand still.

Jumping is a biggest mistake.
Never jump when you are countering a sniper. It will make him even more easier to predict your path.When you land , your movement speed is decrease, so it is even more easy for snipers to hit you.

Even if you have 100 health, you hit the sniper with 99 damage. 1 health is enough for the sniper to kill you. So never stand still.Keep moving and change your distance every now and then.

Counter Strike Servers with Low Latency


Atlast i found some counter strike fast indian servers to play. Being having a BSNL connection , was struggling to play counter strike online as my Latency always reaches 300 - 500, so i die after my killer passes me (Lolz). Now the black is white. After a frantic search , bringing you the remedy.

List of Servers:

Server name : Syndrome
Server IP :Dynamic
Connect using the Web Address
Latency : 40-70

Server name : Rookies Only Go Pro
Server IP :
Latency : 80 -110

Server name : Hackers Point
Server IP :
Latency : 65 - 83

Server name : [CTs] vs [T]
Server IP :
Latency : 58 - 77

Server name : Matrix Cyber Zone
Server IP :
Latency : 58 - 77

Server name : Matrix Cyber Zone
Server IP :
Latency : 58 - 77

Enjoy!!! Stop gaming Start Living...lolzzz

Dominos in Red?

Today i visited Dominos website to look at some fresh stuff to pass my weekend. Shocking!!! the Website is down. The reason is even more shocking.

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded Limit

Dominos are unable to pay their webhosting services or there is some problem with their.I always go for Dominos pizza not for the quality but for the versatility.They deliver the pizzas where ever i want with no silly questions like Pizza hut do.

But this is really a bad news for me.

- Dominos , Hungry Kya!!

August 9, 2009

Decrease Latency in Counter Strike

Big question that pulls all the gamers away from Online gaming , especially counter strike is.

"How can i decrease my latency.?"

The Simple answer is "Practically You cannot".

There are two types of connections.
1. Dial Up
2. Cable.

Dial Up- Forget Online Gaming.

Coming to Cable connection.The famous myths..

Myth 1:

"Higher the Speed lower the latency"

As a matter of fact, speed has nothing to do with latencies. I was using 2 MBPS connection and downgraded to 256 kbps connection. the Latencies did not change.

Myth 2:

"Downloading something in the background while playing will affect the latency"

I always play counter strike while downloading something in the background.I never found even a small difference in my latency.


1. Distance is a first factor that affect the latency. Higher the distance , higher the latency.So always select a server from your country or adjacent countries.

2. Routing is the second factor. This depends on the ISP. The routing in BSNL differs from Airtel. Airtel users experience good latency when compared to BSNL users.

3. System configuration is the third factor. When satisfying all the above conditions, your system might be a reason for latency change. Drastic change in speed of the game(latency) can be experienced when more players come in a single screen or when smoke grenades has been used. make sure that you wont lag in these cases too.

Counter Strike Servers

Cant find a good server for Counter Strike and other games.

Getting head shots like a plum , due to a big lag.

Put a fill stop to all your worries.

Visit the Website below and find the server which suits your location and internet connection.The Site contains a highly interactive filter to select your favorite server. You can select.

  • The Game.

  • The Location

  • The Distance.

  • The Constraint(Anti-cheat, password...)

Select the one you feel that would be good for you and start playing.If you are steam users, directly click the link , to open the game through steam.

If you dont have steam, copy the IP and follow these Steps.


August 2, 2009

Yahoo answers Down

This is bad. The well know remedy realm is not reachable.I just tried to enter yahoo answers now, but i got an error message Network timed Out.As i always do typographical mistakes , i checked the URL again whether i entered Yaho Ansers or something else instead of the Correct Spelling.The Selling is correct. Still i did not believe in my self. I googled "Yahoo answers". OOPS!! It is it. Yahoo answers server is down.

My questions is Whether Yahoo is been hammered by too many users or the most famous DOS Attack.

Lets wait and see.

Signature in Google community - Un-officially

The Main problem of Google Community Users is the Lack of Signatures. Even old users who have some decent number of posts, who are theoretically eligible to have signature, are yet to get their signatures. The main reason people look for signatures is they are do follow therein they promote their website and blog.

I got a solution for that. When you type a link.Its is converted to plaint text. is not a link but just a text.

Instead give
Google and Select the text and Click the hyper link in the Editor and Paste the URL.

Now its a URL and it will act as a signature.

Manage with it until you get signatures enabled.

August 1, 2009

Nvidia Unified Driver Architecture(UDA)

Now you cannot find a driver exactly for your Video Card. For example if you have nVidia 8500 GT, you cannot get a driver exactly . Instead you will get a driver which fits universally for the nVidia 8x Cards. All cards which come under GeForce and 8x will have same video driver.

Notable Advantage is, single driver for a whole set of related video cards, so that even upgrading to the same series will make you to use the same driver.

File Size is the biggest disadvantage.Before UDA adoption, size of the driver file will be around 27 - 30 MBs. Now UDA drivers weigh around 160-180 MB.

Zoom Videos on the Fly

Media players are many in deed. With loads and loads of features. Ripping, inverting, enhancing and many more. But i found a typical feature which i dont think is found in even leading audio/video players.

Live Zooming - Zoom the video on the fly.What am talking about. Mouse scroll has not big use in audio players. Just to adjust the volume. But this player has written a new code for Mouse Scroll. Scroll the mouse to zoom in or zoom out a video. As simple as that. Open a video and scroll. See the reality. No jumbling, No Lagging absolute zooming.

Download Zoom Player

Blogger Abnormal Editor

This is quite funny and interesting. I felt this recently when i was making an article. I typed an article what i planned. After completing it , i reviewed it. Found some spelling and grammatic mistakes.I corrected all those. While am in the processing, i deleted a line unfortunately. I did not worry as CTRL + Z is always there to help. But this time CTRL + Z worked a bit extra. When i used the re-do option. The deleted line was restored, in addition to that,the correction what i made before were also rolled back.

This might be a misfunction in Blogger stack. The history gathers more than one item, so that all operations that were carried out will be undone.Weird!!!Adding to it, this is the second weird feature i found in blogger.

Real Player - Convert Audio/Video Files

Real player is not just a player any more.Now you can convert your music to your favorite format.This is even more like a banana.You dont need to search for the apt format for your device. The player/converter comes with a list of formats point their device names. Just select the format and click start.

The Most attractive feature is that , you can rip audio from a video file directly.
Before knowing this, i use to open the video in movie maker and drag the video to the music timeline and export it to get the audio extracted. But the procedure has been called off as Windows movie maker is not bundled with Windows 7.

This might put an end to Windows Moviemaker's Need. real player also comes in a premium version called Realplayer Super Pass which is not a free one. You need to buy it. The free version of real player would suffice.Real player started impressing a bit.