Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books

By Shajan Miah
BBC News

Wasik's parents hope government funding will help him achieve his computing dreams
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A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh is hoping to become the world's youngest computer expert after becoming obsessed with his mother's PC at the age of two.

Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha, who turned six in January, is hoping his skills will be recognised by Microsoft and Guinness World Records.

As a toddler, Wasik started to show an aptitude for computers and before long he had mastered several popular video games, including Modern Warfare and Metal Gear Solid.

He began typing in Microsoft Word as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download game emulators at the age of four.

His mother Cynthia Farhan-Risha said: "I knew he was very different since his birth. I couldn't believe my eyes when he began computing when he was just seven months old.

"Wasik started to play and master many complicated games and started installing them just after he turned two and also started typing in MS Word from around the same time."

By the time he was of school age, Wasik was not integrating at his local primary and so his parents decided it was best for him to be taught at home.

According to his mum, Wasik's English is still fairly limited. But he did have a few words to say in Bengali.

"I really enjoy playing on the computer and learning new skills," he told the BBC.

"My ambition is to be a computer expert and to work for a big computer firm in the future."

Wasik - who comes across as a very quiet young boy - has now been working with computers for more than four years, but he still enjoys mixing with other children of his age, playing football and listening to music.

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If Wasik receives the right support here in Bangladesh and from the best colleges and universities in the world then who knows what he will go on to achieve"

Cynthia Farhan-Risha
Wasik's mum
However, computers are his main passion and his parents are determined that their son will not let his talents go to waste. They are hoping to get some government funding to help him fulfil his potential.

'Fantastic career'
"If Wasik receives the right support here in Bangladesh and from the best colleges and universities in the world then who knows what he will go on to achieve. I think he is in on the right track at this stage of his development," Ms Farhan-Risha says.

"My son has achieved so much already without any computer training or guidance. He has already gained some knowledge of C++, which is one of the most popular programming languages. He is also able to write sentences on a keyboard efficiently and swiftly without having to look at the keyboard.

"As a mother, I dream that in the future he will go on to become a great computer scientist and help to introduce a new episode in the cyber world," she added.

Wasik has already received extensive media coverage in Bangladesh.

"He has visited several IT institutions in and around Dhaka, who have all said positive things about his talent," his mum says.

"Although he is still very young, everyone that I have met believes Wasik can certainly go on to have a fantastic career in the world of computer programming."

'Discipline and focus'
Ms Farhan-Risha says she also hopes to get Wasik mentioned in Guinness World Records "because currently they do not have anyone listed as the youngest computer programmer in the world".

"But we will have to wait and see and as long as Wasik continues to progress then the world can become his oyster," she says.

Guinness World Records said: "We do not monitor such a record in our database at the moment, but Wasik's family is welcome to make a claim on our website."

Like many parents with gifted children, Wasik's parents say they have struggled to rein in Wasik's behaviour. He can sometimes show signs of stubbornness, but his parents hope to keep his feet firmly on the ground.

Ms Farhan-Risha explained: "Since he was very young, Wasik has tried to get his own way. For example, he wouldn't have his meals without us letting him go on the computer.

"It was awkward for us to find the right balance, but we realise that every child needs discipline and focus.

"We hope to keep him grounded and as he grows older let him know that he has been blessed with a gift which he shouldn't take for granted."

Note: I can't imagine what if!!!!! In the future. Matrix reload guys??

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Medicine for Snoring Biker

The guys were on a bike tour.
No one wanted to room with Mick, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first guy slept with Mick and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.

They said, "Man, what happened to you ?"
He said, "Mick snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."

The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.
They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful !!"
He said, 'Man, that Mick shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."

The third night was Bill's turn to sleep with Mick. He was a tanned, older biker, a real man's man.
The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
"Good morning !!" he said.
They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?"

He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Mick into bed, patted him on the bum, and kissed him good night on the lips. Mick sat up and watched me all night."

With age comes wisdom !!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Influential Person To Us

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Acheivements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?

The lesson : The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles Schultz's philosophy.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cannibal

A cannibal was walking through the jungle And came upon a restaurant operated by a fellow cannibal.

Cannibal Restaurant
Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu...

+Tourist: $5.00

+Broiled Missionary: $10.00

+Fried Explorer: $15.00

+Politician: Baked Labor or Grilled Green $100.00

The cannibal called the waiter over and asked,

"Why such a high price for the politicians?"

The cook replied,
"Have you ever tried to clean one?

They're so full of shit, it takes all morning."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Obedient Wife

You gonna love this! Have a goooood laugh............... 
 
Are you totally submissive and obedient ?
 
If yes rate yourself !
The Obedient Wife'

There was a man, who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money,
And was a real miser when it came to his money.

Just before he died, he said to his wife...'When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me.

I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.'

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him.

Well, he died. L

He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there - dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said,

'Wait just a moment!'

She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away.

So her friend said,
'Girl, I know you were not foolish
enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'

The loyal wife replied,
'Listen, I'm a Christian;

I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.'

You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?'

'I sure did,' said the wife..
'I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a cheque....
If he can cash it, then he can spend it.'

Send this to every clever female you know, and
to every man who thinks they are smarter than women!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Natural therapy for opening the veins of the heart.

Natural therapy for opening the veins of the heart.

Please pass it to your colleagues or friends.


For Heart Vein opening:

Lemon juice              01 cup
Ginger juice               01 cup
Garlic  4 pods to get  01 cup 
Apple cider vinegar    01 cup

Mix all above and boil on low heat, approximately half  hour, when it becomes 3 cups, take off stove and let cool. After cooling, mix 3 cups of natural honey and keep it in bottle. 

Squeeze lemon, followed by liquidising ginger and extracting the juice, then do the garlic, adding some apple cider vinegar to assist the liquidising process.  
Use the balance vinegar to wash the liquidiser. Note:  

1. Not necessary to strain the garlic juice. 

2. Use cloth to strain juices to prevent mixture turning green - there is no harm if it turns a little green 


Every morning before breakfast  use one Table spoon regularly. Your blockage of Vein's will open.

No need now for any Angiography  or Bypass...

Please pass on this to your real well wishers...

Wishing you a healthy life..

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dentist

The female dentist pulls out a numbing needle to give the man a shot of Novocain.

"No way! No needles. I hate needles" the patient said.

The dentist starts to hook up the nitrous oxide and the man objects.

"I can't do the gas thing. The thought of having the gas mask on,
suffocates me!"

The dentist then asks the patient if he has any objection to taking a pill.

"No objection," the patient says. "'I'm fine with pills."

The dentist then returns and says, "Here's a Viagra.

"The patient says, "Wow! I didn't know Viagra worked as a pain killer!"

"It doesn't" said the dentist, "but it's going to give you something
to hold on to when I pull your tooth!"