Monday, September 29, 2008

IQ of famous people

Name Position country IQ

Abraham Lincoln President USA 128
Adolf Hitler Nazi leader Germany 141
Al Gore Politician USA 134
Albert Einstein Physicist USA 160
Albrecht von Haller Medical scientist Switzerland 190
Alexander Pope Poet & writer England 180
Andrew Jackson President USA 123
Andrew J. Wiles Mathematician England 170
Andy Warhol Pop artist USA 86
Anthonis van Dyck Artist Belgium 155
Arnauld Theologian France 190
Arne Beurling Mathematician Sweden 180
Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor Austria 135
Baruch Spinoza Philosopher Holland 175
Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Israel 180
Benjamin Franklin Writer, scientist & politician USA 160
Bill Gates CEO, Microsoft USA 160
Bill(William) J. Clinton President USA 137
Blaise Pascal Mathematician & religious philosopher France 195
Bobby Fischer Chess player USA 187
Bonaparte Napoleon Emperor France 145
Buonarroti Michelangelo Artist, poet & architect Italy 180
Carl von Linn Botanist Sweden 165
Charles Dickens Writer England 180
Charles Darwin Naturalist England 165
Christopher Langan Bouncer & scientist & philosopher USA 195
Sir Clive Sinclair Inventor England 159
David Hume Philosopher & politician Scotland 180
Dr David Livingstone Explorer & doctor Scotland 170
Dolph Lundgren Actor Sweden 160
Donald Byrne Chess Player Irland 170
Emanuel Swedenborg
Sweden 205
Felix Mendelssohn Composer Germany 165
Sir Francis Galton Scientist & doctor England 200
Friedrich von Schelling Philosopher Germany 190
Friedrich Hegel Philosopher Germany 165
Galileo Galilei Physicist & astronomer & philosopher Italy 185
Garry Kasparov Chess player Russia 190
Geena Davis Actress USA 140
George Washington President USA 118
George W. Bush President USA 125
George Sand Writer France 150
George Friedrich H?ndel Composer Germany 170
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Writer England 160
George H. Choueiri A.C.E Leader Lebanon 195
George Berkeley Philosopher Ireland 190
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Germany 205
H. C. Anderson Writer Denmark 145
Hillary Clinton Ex-President wife USA 140
Hjalmar Schacht Nazi officer Germany 143
Honor de Balzac Writer France 155
Hugo Grotius Writer Holland 200
Hypatia Philosopher & mathematician Alexandria 170
Immanuel Kant Philosopher Germany 175
Sir Isaac Newton Scientist England 190
James Woods Actor USA 180
James Watt Physicist & technician Scotland 165
James Cook Explorer England 160
Jayne Mansfield
USA 149
Jean M. Auel Writer Canada 140
Jodie Foster Actor USA 132
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany 210
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer Germany 165
Johann Strauss Composer Germany 170
Johannes Kepler Mathematician, physicist & astronomer Germany 175
John H. Sununu Chief of Staff for President Bush USA 180
John F. Kennedy Ex-President USA 117
John Adams President USA 137
John Stuart Mill Universal Genius England 200
John Quincy Adams President USA 153
JohnLocke Philosopher England 165
Jola Sigmond Teacher Sweden 161
Jonathan Swift Writer & theologian England 155
Joseph Louis Lagrange Mathematician & astronomer Italy/France 185
Joseph Haydn Composer Austria 160
Judith Polgar Chess player Hungary 170
Kim Ung-Yong
Korea 200
Leonardo da Vinci Universal Genius Italy 220
Lord Byron Poet & writer England 180
Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosopher Austria 190
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer Germany 165
Madame de Stael Novelist & philosopher France 180
Madonna Singer USA 140
Marilyn vos Savant Writer USA 186
Martin Luther Theorist Germany 170
Miguel de Cervantes Writer Spain 155
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomer Poland 160
Nicole Kidman Actor USA 132
Paul Allen Microsoft cofounder USA 160
Philip Emeagwali Mathematician Nigeria 190
Phillipp Melanchthon Humanist & theologian Germany 190
PierreSimon de Laplace Astronomer & mathematician France 190
Plato Philosopher Greece 170
Ralph Waldo Emerson Writer USA 155
Raphael Artist Italy 170
Rembrandt van Rijn Artist Holland 155
Ren Descartes Mathematician & philosopher France 185
Richard Nixon Ex-President USA 143
Richard Wagner Composer Germany 170
Robert Byrne Chess Player Irland 170
Rousseau Writer France 150
Sarpi Councilor & theologian & historian Italy 195
Shakira Singer Colombia 140
Sharon Stone Actress USA 154
Sofia Kovalevskaya Mathematician & writer Sweden/Russia 170
Stephen W. Hawking Physicist England 160
Thomas Chatterton Poet & writer England 180
Thomas Jefferson President USA 138
Thomas Wolsey Politician England 200
Truman Cloak
Ulysses S. Grant President USA 110
Voltaire Writer France 190
William James Sidis
USA 200
William Pitt (the Younger) Politician England 190
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer Austria 165

List is compiled from You can take free IQ test from the site.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Google Chrome blocking Adsense ads

I don't know if it is because of my slow internet connection or anything else but adsense ads are not being shown. Ads are only being shown on the youtube video player like in the case of Adblock Plus of firefox. Please tell me what to do.

Friday, September 26, 2008

11 must-have free Windows Mobile apps

The iPhone and Google's android might be hogging all limelight but one can ever ignore the most dominant OS maker,for both PC and SmartPhones, MicrosofT Windows. This a list of several free apps for your Windows mobile. Please note that I have provided links to the page where you can download the softwares,but in any case if the link is broken you can Google search the software's name to find relevant links.

Task Manager: vBar is a task manager for windows mobile devices. It is available for free at The vbar icon locates itself neatly in the title bar and has two basic options- close all and close all but active. The software is of 21 kb.

Data Backup: PIM is a free software from DOTFRED. Contacts,call logs, messages,etc can be backed up. You can restore these files in other devices as well.Option for compression of data and you can schedule to back up data automatically.

PDF Viewer: Windows official PDF reader is available at Adobe. It is of 3 mb. You can view files in portrait as well as landscape mode.You can zoom in and out.

Feed Reader:Stay updated on the move. Get the latest news,blog posts and podcasts on your mobile. Screenyx RSS reader is available for download from

Cleaner: Speedclean is a utility to clean up temporary files and cookies. This increases the performance of your mobile. It is available for download from

Web Browser: Opera has two browser options for Windows mobile. Opera mini - which works on most mobile and Opera mobile which is feature rich. You can download them from

Video Player: TCPMP is free open source media player like VLC of P.C. It is available at The video player is quite good but there are several plugins to make it even better.

Screen Capture: CECapture is a free tool of 54 kb size available at Another one is Screencap of 11 kb and is available from
These softwares save the image in my documents folder as uncompressed bitmap files.

Unzip utility: EasyUnZip from is a 461 kb free download that helps you handle all your zip files

Activity Simulator: It is necessary to have the backlight of your mobile on while reading a doc,etc. But the backlight will automatically go off after some time. To avoid this you can use KeepAlive from .

Notepad: MADE is a text editor of 100 kb available at It can handle multiple files at a time, open large files and can handle different formats. You can edit html,CSS, XML,etc.

Image Viewer: PocketCM image viewer from is a image viewer for Windows Mobile that uses touchscreen functionality to it full potential.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Create and design ringtones for your mobile phones

You can create your own ringtone of your favourite song by following these steps.
1. Log on to and register.

2.On the 'ringtone maker' click browse and select the song of your choice from your computer.

3. Upload the track.

4. Check whether the track plays by clicking the play button.

5. Crop the track using the start and end tab. Preview your tone.

6. Download to PC and then copy to your phone.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Phenomenal power of Human mind

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Spielberg Signs Movie Deal with India's Reliance

DreamWorks SKG, the movie production vehicle for star director Steven Spielberg, on Friday completed a widely expected new financing deal with Reliance Entertainment of India.
The Wall Street Journal said on its Web site Friday that Reliance will invest $500 million and provide another $700 million in debt through JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The deal will give DreamWorks its independence from Viacom Inc. subsidiary Paramount Pictures, which bought the production house for $1.6 billion in 2006, and save Paramount overhead costs by cutting loose the high-priced director.
Paramount released a statement wishing the DreamWorks principals well and said it would waive certain provisions of their original deal to allow them to join the new company without delay.
Spielberg is,however, expected to continue to direct "Indiana Jones" sequels with Paramount and Lucasfilm as production companies.
Meanwhile, Reliance Entertainment — part of one of India's top conglomerates, Reliance ADA Group — is deepening the ties between Bollywood and Hollywood.
Reliance Entertainment has as many as 100 films in production and development in India, and Reliance Big Entertainment, a subsidiary, is focused on striking cross-border collaborations involving gaming, movies, online, animation and music.
During the Cannes Film Festival in May, Reliance Big Entertainment announced that it would invest $1 billion to develop and co-produce movies with Hollywood stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and Nicholas Cage and filmmaker Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

NY ex-Mayor to help banned Indian drugs maker

n a severe setback for Ranbaxy Laboratories, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has banned the entry in the US of over 30 medicines manufactured by the drug maker at two of its Indian facilities. The regulator has also decided not to grant any new approval to Ranbaxy to sell drugs in the US that are manufactured at its facilities in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) and Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh).

The US drug regulator has issued warning letters to the drug major where it has cited cross-contamination problems at the Dewas facility and equipment validation and improper maintenance of inspection re-cords at its Paonta Sahib as reasons for its action against Ranbaxy.

“Because of the extent and nature of the violations, US FDA on Tuesday issued an Import Alert, under which US officials may detain at the US border, API and both sterile and non-sterile finished drug products manufactured at such Ranbaxy facilities and offered for import into the US,” said an US FDA statement.

Indian drug firm Ranbaxy has hired ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as an adviser, the company says.

Ranbaxy said Mr Giuliani's consulting and investment firm will advise it and look into compliance issues.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Champions League rights sold for $900 million to ESPN

ESPN-STAR Sports has won the exclusive Global Commercial Rights to telecast the Twenty20 Champions League matches for 10 years starting from the event's inaugural edition scheduled to be held from December 3-10.
The channel bagged the rights for USD 900 million, making the League highest value cricket tournament on a per game basis. On their way to secure the commercial right, ESPN STAR Sports left behind Abu Dhabi Sports Club and DIC.

The status of Twenty20 cricket as the sport's most lucrative avatar has been confirmed with commercial rights to the Champions League being sold to broadcasters ESPN-Star Sports (ESS). This makes the Champions League, promoted by the national boards of India, Australia and South Africa, the highest valued cricket tournament on a per-game basis.

The deal marks ESS's entry into the specialized Twenty20 market; it had lost out on the bid for the Indian Premier League after what seemed like a miscalculation on its part. The IPL rights were eventually sold to a consortium, including Sony Entertainment Television and the Singapore-based World Sports Group, for more than $1 billion. It had seemed like an outrageous price to pay at the time; now, after the overwhelming success of the inaugural IPL, it seems a steal.

ESS are the ICC's television rights holder until 2015 - they acquired the rights in 2006 for $1.1 billion over nine years - but the postponement of the Champions Trophy, originally due to start in Pakistan tomorrow, left them facing a long spell without a major series.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Block ads in Chrome

Those complaining about not having adblock plus in chrome here is a trick from Google Blogoscoped by

How can I install an ad blocker for Chrome?

I received the following small tutorial on how to do this, but I can't guarantee it works and I don't know about potential side-effects... please use with care (quote HTML'ified):

1. Install free software Proxomitron. It stays in your system tray and only eats 3MBs of RAM.

2. In Google Chrome go to Options -> Under the Hood and click on "Change Proxy Settings".

3. A new window will open. Click on "LAN Settings", tick "Use a proxy server for your LAN". In the Address field enter "localhost" and for Port enter "8080". Also tick "Bypass proxy server for local addresses"

That's it really. It's not as effective as the Firefox Adblock extension but it works well nonetheless.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Will Google Chrome be a hit in browser market?

Google announced that the launch of it's browser or OS for the internet Chrome. This is a direct shot at Microsoft's IE as well as desktop dominance. However, surprisingly, this decision shocks me as it's partnership with Mozilla's Firefox was going well. Maybe the top brass at Google did not like the idea of depending on other company to extend it's Internet dominance.

What does this mean for Firefox long term? Google is one of the biggest supporters of Firefox. It has contributed financially and in terms of development talent. According to PaidContent, "just last week Google extended its support of the Mozilla foundation until 2011".

At CNET, Matt Asay writes

Nor can I imagine web developers getting excited about developing for yet another browser. It took years for anyone to start developing for Firefox, and no one got excited about developing for Flock or other spin-offs of Firefox. Google has the brand equity to make people pay attention to Chrome in the way start-up Flock never did, but could Chrome be Google's Zune moment?

In the media player world, the iPod reined despite Microsoft coming out with a good-but-not-good-enough alternative. Firefox has managed to gain a 20 percent market share after years of fighting: 72 percent of web users still slum with Internet Explorer. Are these magically going to dump Internet Explorer just because Google showed up to the party? Unlikely.

Google had many failures in the past. Google desktop, Videos,etc. Hope this does not becomes the same. However, Google has created enough buzz to ensure considerable amount of downloads on the first day.

I don't think the web developers of websites will be happy as they have to create websites suitable for several browsers and their several versions.

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