Thursday, September 10, 2009

How old is Grandpa???

How old is Grandpa???

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the
shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact

' Frisbees and

' the pill

There were no:

' credit cards

' laser beams or

' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose

' air conditioners

' dishwashers

' clothes dryers

' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

' man hadn't yet walked on the

Your Grandmother and
I got married first, . . . and then lived together.

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant
time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you
could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. a 59.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . .. but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' "grass" was mowed,

' "coke" was a cold drink,

' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.

' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,

' " chip" meant a piece of wood, '

"hardware" was found in a hardware store and

' "software" wasn't even a word.

we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a
husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and
say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

Are you ready ?

Well that was fast, scroll up the answer is just after::

And if you didn't want to splurge, you
could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
This is just one of the tens of thousands of Chinese couples who married on the 9th of September 2009. Because the number 9 is pronounced the same as the word "long-lasting" in Chinese, many think the date of 9/9/09 is an auspicious day to seal the deal.
A picture of Afghan incumbent President Hamid Karzai hangs from a post in Kabul, as doubt grows around the world if he really won.
Cars and boats sit buried in mud after heavy rains flooded Silivri, a town outside Istanbul, Turkey.

Indian farmers stage a protest rally against the aquisition of their farming land for construction of the Ganga Express highway in Allahabad on September 8, 2009. Some 300 farmers gathered to protest the constrution of the 747 km highway connecting the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh state with the pivotal economic region around national capital New Delhi.

Indian villagers wade through flood waters in Udaynarayanpur village some 50 kms northwest of Kolkata on September 9, 2009. Four persons, including two children, were killed in West Bengal state by widespread rains and the release from a Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) reservoir led to a flood-like situation in five districts, local media reports.

Egyptian rhythmic gymnast Yasmin Rostm performs with a rope during a qualification round of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Japan.

Labourers rest on their pushcarts at a market in Karachi.

Ninety-nine paragliders in the air at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Paragliders in Indonesia succeed in setting a new national record for staying in the air, flying for nine hours and nine minutes at Nusa Dua hill, Bali.

Young women sing and dance in North Korea

Young women dance and sing songs in praise of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, at the the Arch of Triumph, Pyongyang, as the country marks 61 years of communist rule.
Supporters of Andhra Pradesh state Chief Minister Y.S.R. Reddy, return after attending Reddy's cremation. Reddy and four others were killed when their helicopter crashed into the jungle amid heavy rains on Wednesday.
Palestinian women stand in line between Bethlehem and Jerusalem as they wait to cross a checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
A boy watches a cricket match in a market area at the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pugs walk the ramp during a pet fashion show organised to mark the launch of an international pet care and accessories brand in New Delhi

Actress AnnaLynne McCord arrives at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino August 30, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
India and Ireland clap as Australia enter  during the opening ceremony of the Eisenhower Trophy held at Grange Golf Club October 15, 2008 in Adelaide, Australia.
India and Ireland clap as Australia enter during the opening ceremony of the Eisenhower Trophy held at Grange Golf Club October 15, 2008 in Adelaide, Australia.

Residents clean up rubble at a house destroyed by an earthquake

Residents clean up rubble at a house destroyed by an earthquake in Pengalengan, West Java, Indonesia.

A visitor looks at a jade figure

A visitor looks at a jade figure at a preview of "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition, in the Palace Museum in Beijing. Featuring 346 pieces from the Cartier Collection, the exhibition will run from September to November 2009.

General specifications
Country of originGermany
Numbers builtN/A
Introduced at2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

ConfigurationM159 90º V 8
LocationFront, longitudinally mounted
Weight206 kilo / 454.2 lbs
Constructionaluminium block and head
Displacement6.208 liter / 378.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke102.2 mm (4 in) / 94.6 mm (3.7 in)
Valvetrain4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feedFuel Injection
AspirationNaturally Aspirated

Chassis/bodyaluminium body panels over aluminium spaceframe
Front suspensiondouble wishbones, anti-dive, coil springs, gas-pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspensiondouble wishbones, anti-dive and anti-squat, coil springs, gas-pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steeringrack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakesventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
GearboxAMG Dual Clutch 7 speed Automatic
DriveRear wheel drive

Weight1620 kilo / 3571.5 lbs
Length / Width / Height4638 mm (182.6 in) / 1939 mm (76.3 in) / 1262 mm (49.7 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)2680 mm (105.5 in) / 1682 mm (66.2 in) / 1653 mm (65.1 in)

Performance figures
Power571 bhp / 426 KW @ 6800 rpm
Torque650 Nm / 479 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
BHP/Liter92 bhp / liter
Power to weight0.35 bhp / kg
Top Speed318 km/h / 198 mph
0-60 mph3.7 s

General specifications
Country of originItaly
Numbers builtN/A
Produced in2009
Introduced at2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

ConfigurationStraight 4
LocationFront, transversely mounted
Displacement1.368 liter / 83.5 cu in
Valvetrain4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feedFuel Injection
AspirationGarrett 1446 Turbo

Chassis/bodyunitary steel
Front suspensionMcPherson struts, anti-roll bar
Rear suspensiontorsion beam axle, anti-roll bar
Steeringelectric power steering
Brakesventilated discs front, solid discs rear, ABS
GearboxC510 5 speed Manual
DriveFront wheel drive

Performance figures
Power180 bhp / 134 KW @ 5750 rpm
Torque230 Nm / 170 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
BHP/Liter132 bhp / liter
Top Speed225 km/h / 140 mph
0-60 mph6.9 s

The Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" makes its world debut at Frankfurt. This new performance version of the Abarth 500 confirms the link between Abarth and Ferrari based on shared values that include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.

Abarth and Ferrari are two great names that have contributed, with conviction and dedication, to the legend of Italian racing that is known around the world. The legendary men behind both marques followed very similar careers: first drivers, then tuners and finally heads of companies that command genuine respect in the world of motor racing. These extraordinary men were associated in the past: in 1953, for example, a unique Ferrari-Abarth was born, the Ferrari 166/250 MM Abarth. The car raced in various international trophies including the legendary Mille Miglia. The tie between the two companies has been reinforced above all by the exhaust systems designed by Abarth specifically for the cars built at Maranello: numerous exhaust systems have been made for various Ferrari models, some of which have won World Championship titles.

The two brands have recently renewed their collaboration. The first result of this was the supply of a limited and numbered series of Abarth 500's to Ferrari's European dealers in recent months for use as "courtesy cars".

Now, attention turns to the new Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari", an exclusive vehicle that not only enables Abarth to extend its range by entering into the luxury sports car market, but also offers Ferrari customers a small but exciting small car for all their mobility needs, including practical urban mobility.

The new Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" is distinguished by a number of stylistic changes, but more importantly by substantial modifications developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. The engine, for a start, is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, tuned to develop over 180 HP. This is combined with an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired paddle gearshift that makes full use of the engine's performance by reducing gearshift times.

To improve acceleration, the car is fitted with performance tyres on 17'' alloy wheels featuring a design inspired by Ferrari wheels. The suspension and braking systems have also been strengthened to cope with the extra power: 284 mm multi-section discs with fixed four-piston calipers, both by Brembo, and special shock absorbers let you enjoy performance in total safety.

And of course there is a "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust, designed to improve engine performance and deliver an inspiring sound over 3,000 rpm.

On the outside, the car is finished in Scuderia Red, with carbon fibre door mirrors and with details like the wheels and rear air intakes in Racing Grey. This new Abarth is equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions for improved light emission and excellent efficiency under all weather conditions. Made by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, these elements deliver three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights.

The interiors are also personalised and demonstrate the attention to detail and the sporting style that are common to both brands. "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" seats are fitted and finished in black leather with a shell and seat base in carbon fibre. These seats offer a perfect blend of racing characteristics - light weight (10 kg less than the standard seat) and the ability hold the body steady against lateral and longitudinal forces, thanks to body support elements filled with crush-resistant foam - with the ergonomics and comfort of road seats.

The black leather steering wheel is characterised by red leather inserts and a tricolour hub on which the MTA gearshift paddles are mounted, while the instrument panel is specially made by Jaeger, and inspired by typical Ferrari instrumentation. Attention to detail has gone into the floor too: the foot wells are covered entirely in non-slip aluminium and the racing pedals are personalised with the Scorpion logo. The interior is embellished with other details too, like special kick plates and a plate bearing the vehicle series number.

Smart Internet search will be able to do with a mobile device in the NEAR future
A mobile device with Touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map (hopefully google earth), google search, image search…

Like this way, when you can see a building through it, it gives you the image search result right on the spot.

Choose a building and touch a floor and it tells you more details of the building. You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much, who built a bridge, etc. etc.

It's got a scanner built in.

so you can use it this way when you want to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc. It would be much easier to read a real book. You can use the dictionary, wikipedia, thesaurus and anything else available on the web. What do you think?

Indoor guide:Works in a building, airport, station, hospital, etc.

Automatic simultaneous translation: here Latin to English.

Search keyword: Helpful when you want to find out a word from a lot of text in newspaper/book.

Nutrition: This kind of function would be helpful for health freaks..

Getting data of a weather forecast, maybe this might be possible.