Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in Visalia, CA

BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in Visalia, CA


Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a
High School about 11 things they did not
and will not learn in school. He talks about how
feel-good, politically correct teachings
created a generation of kids with no concept
of reality and how this concept set them up for
failure in the real world.


Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your
self-esteem.The world will expect you to
accomplish something BEFORE you feel
good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right
out of high school.
You won't be a vice-president with a car
phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough,
wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your
dignity.Your Grandparents had a different
word for burger flipping -
they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your
parents' fault,so don't whine about your
mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents
weren't as boring as they are now.
They got that way from paying your
bills, cleaning your clothes and listening
to you talk about how cool you thought you
were. So before you save the rain forest
from the parasites of your parent's generation,
try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with
winners and losers, but life HAS NOT In some
schools they have abolished failing grades and
they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to
get the right answer.
This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to
ANYTHING in real life..

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters.
You don't get summers off and very few employers
are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do
that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life.
In real life people actually
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds.
Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Tearful Farewell !!!

A Tearful Farewell !!!

July the first' 06, the world witnessed the most dramatic world cup football match ever to be seen in a long period of time.
The match was between England VS Portugal , with England being the clear favourites to win it right from the start.But until half time the score line remained nil-nil.
Moments after the break England's most cherished and inspired skipper, David Beckham was substituted after suffering a slight knee injury.
The match was half over for England. Adding insult to the injury , England's key striker and wonder boy Wayne Rooney was sent off by referee Horacio Elizondo, from Argentina(The same referee who sent off David Beckham in the 1998 World cup) for a slight push on Christiano Ronaldo.
There were I'm-innocent-me protests. With Rooney there always are.He is the ultimate grunt - the sort of man that future generations will clone to go to war - a player you would always want on your team, even though you know he's always primed to explode. Today he did.

The sad thing is that Rooney's dismissal came just when England were imposing their will after a cagy first half. Aaron Lennon, on for the limp and limping David Beckham, had just scared the life out of Portugal only for Joe Cole to thrash over, while Frank Lampard should have done better from Steven Gerrard's pinpoint corner.

Yet the sending-off didn't unduly bother England. Sven, the defensive Serie A schemer, looked to be in his element, while Portugal sorely missed the art of Deco. On the break, Lennon's crude speed tormented poor Nuno Valente.

Even at the death England were running, harrying, chasing. Owen Hargreaves, in particular, was magnificent. By the final whistle, the mob that had bombarded radio phone-ins to protest at his inclusion in this World Cup squad were serenading him.

There were many a one decisions that went against england, with handballs not being given penalty kicks,several aggressive tackles by the portugese players ignored and so on..

But then penalties arrived, and the songs turned to howls