Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GTA 4 on Windows XP sp2 cheats and tricks

GTA 4 asks for atleast Windows XP SP3. But it doesn't really need that.

U can make it work( or play actually ) on Windows XP sp2 (which most people have and is the best windOS before Windows 7)

So How Can I make GTA IV work on my old Windows XP sp2 computer ?

Simple.
Modify your registry to fool GTA into thinking u have sp3.

Step 1: Run Regedit by Clicking on Start -> Run , type in "regedit" and press enter
Step 2: Make a backup of your registry (just in case) by File > Export
Step 3: Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ Windows"
Step 4: Modify the value of "CSDVersion" from "0x00000200" (SP2) to the Windows XP SP3 value of "0x00000300" (By double clicking on CSDVersion)
Step 5: Close registry editor
Step 6: Reboot
Step 7: Start GTA


For the bonus, here are some GTA cheats.

How to use the cheats in GTA ?

Type them into ur GTA mobile phone.


You have to enter these game cheats during gameplay with Niko Bellic's mobile. When you are playing the game press up to see Niko's mobile then press up again to find the keypad and use it and that is when you can enter following cheat codes. You must enter code correctly to see the new Cheats menu option underneath options and here you can access cheats without entering the phone number again. These cheats can disable your game achievements so don't save your game after you have used these cheats.

1: To give Niko an Armer dial 3625550100.

2: If you want to restore Niko's Health use this 4825550100

3: For weapons #1 Handgun, Shotgun, MP5, M4, Sniper Rifle, RPG, Grenades, Baseball bat, use 4865550100 this number translates into GUN-555-0100.

4: To remove wanted level (Blocks "Walked free" achievement): 2675550100

5: Raise Wanted Level (Adds a star to Niko's wanted level): 2675550150, number shall translate into "COP-555-0150".

6: If you want to change weather or brightness 4685550100, number shall translate into "HOT-555-0100".

7: Spawn Annihilator: 3595550100, phone number shall translate into "FLY-555-0100".

8: Spawn Jetmax: 9385550100, number translates into "WET-555-0100"

9: Spawn NRG-900: 6255550100, number shall translate into "MBK-555-0100"

10: Spawn Sanchez: 6255550150, number shall translate into "MBK-555-0150".

11: Spawn FBI Buffalo: 2275550100, phone number shall translate into "CAR-555-0100".

12: Spawn Comet: 2275550175, phone number shall translate into "CAR-555-0142".

13: Spawn Turismo: 2275550147, number shall translate into "CAR-555-0147".

14: Spawn Cognoscenti: 2275550142, phone number shall translate into "CAR-555-0142".

15: Spawn SuperGT: 2275550168, number shall translate to "CAR-555-0168".

16: Restore Niko's Health: 4825550100 (this number shall translate to GTA-555-0100, this code also prevents Cleaned the mean streets achievements from being earned.

Easter Egg: Beating Heart in Statue of Happiness


Travel to the Happiness Island via helicopter and climb off at the top of the Statue of Happiness, moving ahead you will find a bluff is stated as” No Hidden content beyond This Point”, step ahead in the statue from there and find a ridiculous and creepy scene (a living heart in side the statue).

Easter Egg: Fire Truck Fun


If you speedup a fire truck, hit the fire button, you are now able to shoot water at audience around you with a very powerful water cannon. This high pressure water shooting and the people’s reaction is funny and hilarious.

Full health

Dial "3625550100" into the cellphone. Note: This phone number translates to "DOC-555-0100". This code prevents the "Cleaned The Mean Streets", "Finish Him", "One Man Army", and "Walk Free" achievements from being earned.

Easy Cash


First of all find an ATM machine then you have to creat a traffic jam in the area, now look for some one cashing out at ATM and kill him or her. Block nearby roads so that ambulance cannot find and approach them for aid, take the money which victims drop on ground and then run a short distance and then come back to pick more money from same place, you can do this as many times as you want, to get even more money find and kill people cashing out at atm.

To Repair an engine

Call 911 if your engine breaks down and it start again.

Maps

To reveal all weapons, health, armor, vehicles, pigeons, entertainment and ramp or stunt locations enter www.whatthedonotwantyoutoknow.com in the in game computers to see maps.

One Man Army Achievements

Walk by the train path which is heading towards 2nd island, to track this path approach bridge which takes you to the 2nd island and has a train path underneath. When you are in middle you should be able to have up to 6 start wanted level. Then you have to stand on train track for 5 minutes to get the achievement. Police cannot shoot you as they are on the bridge right above you also the helicopters.

Hundred Dollars For Themes and Tones

Reach nearest cyber cafe after getting the cell from play boy x. Purchase all of the ringtones and themes from the tones site then log out of the system and you will find that you have only spent $100.

To Avoid Toll Booths

To save 5 dollars and hassle use emergency vehicle with sirens on and attendant will open gates.

Regain Health

leave the mission area and go to Cluckin Bell and the hotdog stand. Eat food to regain your health. Its very useful when on some missions you cannot find health packs. Take taxi to such locations if you cant find the car.

Get away From Police

While running away from the cops barely leave leave the circle which you see in your radar and sit their for 5 seconds. They look for you in that circular area and if you leave the circle and other cop sees you it shall change.

Easier HeadShots

Headshots count alot and some times its harder to get them but with some practice you can gain some perfection. Hit Auto Aim and then use right side analog stick to move auto aim targets around your victim's body, now barely move the stick when you are shooting and it shhit bullets in their heads and chestand instant kill.

Faster Travel

While driving you will waste alot of time so to avoid it call a taxi it shall take you to your desired destination, you can also skip through taxi ride, which allows you to travel whole city in 10 seconds, this can be done in missions as well.

Helicopter along with Rockets

If you want to unlock the helicopter with rockets you have to collect all 200 pigeons.

Buddy Bonuses

Unlock specific characters frienship ability by gaining mentioned friendship level.
1: BRUCE likes to play bowling, easting food, drinking, strip clubs, helirides, boating and his special ability is unlocked at 70%. If you call Bruce he will come up with his chopper which shall help you travel faster in different parts of city.
2: PACKIE enjoys Strip clubs, shows, bowling, drinking, eating and his special ability is unlocked at 75%. To make a car bomb call packie and he will make it for you.
3: ROMAN has interests in bowling, drinking, eating, darts, pool, strip club, shows and his special ability unlocked at 60%. If you call Roman he will send you a cab for no charge.
4: LITTLE JACOB likes shows, darts, strip club, eating, drinking, pool and his special ability unlocked at 60%. Call jacob and he will come with a car full of guns for you to buy.

Rastah Color Huntley SUV

To Unlock Rastah Color Huntley SUV you have to successfully complete 10 package delivery mission.

Wheelie Rider Achievement

Grab a motor bike and approach Francis International airport then go to the one end of runway, now accelerate your bike and do a wheelie, to do this you have to press left analog stick down for 500 feet to get this achievement. Runway is ideal here because here you have a very long and clean path where you can drive without any trouble.

Rolled Over Achievement


Get a fast car and go to the runway e.g Super GT, Infernus etc. Find a yellow ramp scattered along the runway grass then hit one of the ramp with high speed in a way that only half of your car hits the ramp, this will give you enough spins to get the achievement.

At Algonquin Bridge which connects Dukes to Algonquin locate the part where the lanes split at the bridhge when going towards westbound. There is a small ramp at the split, hit that ramp at very high speed and it shall roll over your car several times and if you land in the lower area you will get more spins.

Walk Free Achievement

Go to the airport runway in a car, get out of car and you will instantly score a four star wanted level which you require to get the achievement. Now drive or run to the end of runway and you will get the achievement.

Find cops and if you kill them your wanted level will rise. When you have scored 4 star wanted level get into the vehicle and drive into subway tunnel. As soon as you leave the flashing wanted circle and your wanted level disappears you will score the achievement.

Join The Midnight Club Achievement

To get the achievement keep joining and quitting games/matches until you become the host. Then setup the lap no to 1 and start a new helicopter race with few opponents.

Jizz Reference

There is a detergent inside the laundromat which is being used and displayed above the back washing machine is Jizz! Big Washing Power, its an obvious attempt at cruel humor.

Chain Reaction Achievement

To get this achievement, make a traffic jam in the enclosed area e.g booth tunnel, you can do this by blocking off both lanes with two automobiles. When cars back up, steal some of them and squeeze them in between others so that there are 3 or 4 next to each other then throw a grenade at automobiles in front and use the RPG to destroy the others.

Spider Man Reference

Occasionally pedestrians passing by you will say "Look it's your friendly neighbour.. oh, no never mind"

Brown Note Reference

Around Faustin's house there is a reference to a great legendary musical note. When you are in that area go to dead end about a block away towards the water. Now hop over the fence which is on your left while you are facing the water, there should be a man sitting on a beach reading a book with title "The Brown Note". Musician's joke that this is a note that when played causes bowel movements by the person playing it.

Cops names


During the intermission sequence for the "I'll Get Her" mission, look closely behind Gerry Mcreary. There is a whiteboard for shift changes for the prison guards. Some of their names are Phil McCrevis (feel my crevice) and Richard Head (dick head).

Bowling alley logo


During the bowling date with Michelle, when you enter the bowling alley notice the neon bowling alley sign. Look closely to see that it resembles male genitalia.

Prank phone calls


Take note of phone numbers on graffiti or ads on buildings on in the subway. Call those numbers on Niko's cellphone to make a prank phone call.

Keep more cars


At the start of the game it would appear that you can only save two cars parked in the "Residents Parking Only" parking spaces in front of your safe house. However if you can find other "Residents Parking Only" places around the city, you can also save cars there even if you do not have a safe house at those locations yet.

Stay on trucks


Once you have jumped on a truck keep tapping the [Jump] and Niko will stay on. Note this does not work all the time, and if he falls he loses a small amount of health.

Swim under city


Go to the north part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly Street in Bohan. Once there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk towards the corner between the brick wall and the cliff. You can walk through the invisible wall. Lookup towards the city to see the city from below. You can also continue onwards and swim under the city.

Launch up stairs

When walking or running up stairs, jump at the first step to skip or sometimes launch yourself up the stairs.

Police database

Use a computer at a TW@ Internet Cafe to go to the Liberty City Police Department site at "www.libertycitypolice.com". Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get informationon all characters, including Roman and Niko.

You can Date

You can date people from the in-game Internet. When looking at their profile click "Date". You then have to wait a few in-game days for a negative or positive reply via email. If your date accepts, reply to their email and meet them.

Tossed by friend


Invite a friend to hang out with you. Gently nudge him with your car, enough to knock him over but not enough to hurt him. After a few times, he will open the car door and throw you out.



all achievements


Achievements
Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

Off the Boat (5 points): Complete the first mission.
One Hundred and Eighty (10 points): In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts.
Pool Shark (10 points): Beat a friend at pool.
King of QUB3D (15 points): Beat the High Score in QUB3D
Finish Him (15 points): Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes
Genetically Superior (25 points): Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.
Wheelie Rider (30 points): Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike.
Gobble Gobble (10 points): Score 3 strikes in a row, a turkey, in 10-pin bowling.
Driving Mr. Bellic (10 points): Unlock the special ability of taxi.
Rolled Over (30 points): Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash.
Walk Free (50 points): Lose a 4 star wanted rating by outrunning the cops.
Courier Service (10 points): Complete all 10 package delivery jobs.
Retail Therapy (10 points): Unlock the special ability of buying guns from a friend.
Chain Reaction (20 points): You must blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.
One Man Army (40 points): Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
Lowest Point (5 points): Complete mission "Roman's Sorrow".
Over Fulfilled (10 points): Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders.
Manhunt (15 points): Complete the most wanted side missions from the police computer.
Cleaned the Mean Streets (20 points): Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.
Fed The Fish (5 points): Complete the mission "Uncle Vlad".
It'll Cost Ya (5 points): Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.
Sightseer (5 points): Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.
Warm Coffee (5 points): Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house.
That's How We Roll! (10 points): Unlock the special ability of helicopter.
Half Million (55 points): Reach a balance of $500,000.
Impossible Trinity (10 points): Complete mission "Museum Piece".
Full Exploration (20 points): Unlock all the islands.
You Got The Message (20 points): Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text message.
Dare Devil (30 points): Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps.
Assassin's Greed (20 points): Complete all 9 assassin missions.
Endangered Species (50 points): Collect every hidden package in the game.
Under the Radar (40 points): Fly underneath the main bridges in the game that cross water with a helicopter.
Dial B For Bomb (10 points): Unlock the special ability of phoning for a bomb to be placed.
Gracefully Taken (10 points): Complete mission "I'll Take Her".
Liberty City (5) (20 points): After meeting all possible friends, the ones left alive all like you above 90%.
No More Strangers (5 points): Meet all random characters.
That Special Someone (10 points): Complete mission "That Special Someone".
You Won! (60 points): Complete the final mission.
Liberty City Minute (30 points): Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.
Key To The City (100 points): Achieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic.
Teamplayer (10 points): Kill 5 players who are not in your team, in any ranked multiplayer team game.
Cut Your Teeth (5 points): Earn a personal rank promotion in multiplayer
Join The Midnight Club (10 points): Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and with damaged enabled.
Fly The Co-op (15 points): Beat our time in ranked versions of "Deal Breaker", "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II".
Take It For The Team (10 points): Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer team games.
Top Of The Food Chain (10 points): Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked multiplayer deathmatch.
Top The Midnight Club (20 points): Come first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races.
Wanted (20 points): Achieve the highest personal rank in multiplayer.
Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic (30 points): Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races and "Cops 'n Crooks", as both sides.
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie (10 points): Kill a Rockstar de

Fake rock climbing

xkcd is a webcomic by Randall Munroe.

Today's comic was about fake facebook photos.


Is the boy really climing that rock face ? Nope. Its just the camera that's held titled.





Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Funniest craziest laws in the world

Thanks to Shaun Aisbitt for the compilation. Credits due to Shaun. (Da_Taxman)

Source.

America and Canada first, as they have an overwhelming amount of weird laws!. Further down the page are the Irish and English laws and then the rest of the world. If you come across any not listed here, changes of laws or corrections, please inform me giving some evidence (e.g.: a link, a scanned picture or article etc.). And please don't plagiarise this work as some other unscrupulous folks are doing, with some of my other articles. I work hard for this site to entertain and spread the Gospel as well as show that real Christians have a sense of humour.


Alabama

· It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

· Brewerton: Use of motor boats forbidden on city streets.

Alaska

· It is forbidden to push a moose out of a plane in motion.

· It is against the law to look at a moose from an airplane.

· Fairbanks: No moose is allowed to have sex on city streets.

Arizona

· Glendale: It is against the law for a car to back up.

· Mohave County: Anyone caught stealing a soap, must wash himself with it, until it's all used up.

Arkansas

· A man has a legal right to beat his wife, but only once a month.

· It's illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.

· Little Rock: Flirtation between the members of the opposite sex on the streets may result in a 30-day jail term....

California

· A woman cannot drive a car while she is dressed in a house-coat.

· It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.

· It is illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

· Belvedere: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash."

· Blythe: A person must own at least two cows before he is permitted to wear cowboy boots in public.

· Hollywood: It is illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard simultaneously.

· L.A.: A man can legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than two inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap, preferably in advance.

· L.A.: You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

· L.A.: If robbing a bank, shooting at the teller with a water gun is prohibited.

· Oakland: Illegal to rob a birds nest from a public cemetery.

· Ventura County: Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

Colorado

· Denver: It is illegal to mistreat rats.

· Denver: it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbour

· Logan County: Illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

· Pueblo: Illegal to raise or permit a dandelion to grow within the city limits.

· Sterling: Unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight.

Connecticut

· You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

· Devon: it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset

· Hartford: Crossing the street walking on your hands is not allowed.

· Hartford: Illegal to educate dogs.

Delaware

· Lowes Crossroads: It is a violation of the local law for any pilot or passenger to carry an ice cream cone in their pocket while either
flying or waiting to board a plane.

District of Colombia

· It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place.

· Washington: The only acceptable sexual position is the missionary-style position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

Florida

· Illegal for single, divorced, or widowed women to parachute on Sunday afternoons.

· Rats are forbidden from leaving the ships docked in Tampa Bay.

· An elephants tied to a parking meter must pay a regular parking fee.

· Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, and some may the salon owner.

· Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

· Hunting and killing a dear while swimming is illegal.

· You're not allowed to break more than three dishes a day, or chip the edge off more than four cups and/or saucers.

· Miami: Illegal to go around imitating animals.

· Saratoga: Illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.

Georgia

· It's unlawful for a barber to advertise his prices.

· It is a misdemeanour for any citizen to attend church worship on Sunday unless he is equipped with a rifle and it is loaded.

· Jonesboro: Forbidden to say "Oh, boy".

Hawaii

. It's against the law for a person to insert pennies in the ear

Idaho

· Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.

· Coeur d'Alene: If police officers suspect a couple is having sex inside a vehicle they must honk their horn three times, and wait two minutes before being allowed to approach the scene.

· Idaho Falls: Forbidden for anyone over the age of eighty-eight to ride a motorcycle.

· Wallace: Unlawful for anyone to sleep in a dog kennel.

Illinois

· Women must address bachelors as master instead of mister.

· It is against the law to speak English in Illinois.

· Prohibited to drive a car without a steering wheel.

· Chicago: Eating in a place that is on fire is forbidden.

· Cicero: Humming on public streets on Sundays prohibited.

· Evanston: Unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.

· Kenilworth: Roosters must be at least three hundred feet away from any residence if he wishes to crow.

. Hens that wish to cackle must be two hundred feet away from any residence.

· Oblong: It is a crime to make love while fishing or hunting on your wedding day.

· Urbana: No monster may enter the corporate limits.

· Zion: Illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

Indiana

· Bathing is prohibited during the winter.

· Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theatre nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.

· Elkhart: It is illegal for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears.

Iowa

· No kiss may last more than five minutes.

· Aimes: A husband may not take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife, or holding her hands.

· Ottumwa: "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted."

· Marshalltown, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants

Kansas

· Wichita: A father cannot frighten his daughter's boyfriend with a gun.

· Natoma, it's against the law to practice knife-throwing at men wearing striped suits.

· It's against the law to annoy squirrels in Topeka

Kentucky

· "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club."

· An amendment to the above law: "The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses."

· Forbidden to appear on the streets of any town or village in bathing dress without police protection.

· Transport of an ice cream cone in your pocket is prohibited.

· Anyone who has been drinking is sober until s/he "cannot hold onto the ground".

· Everyone must take a bath at least once a year.

Louisiana

· In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered 'simple assault' while biting someone with your false teeth is 'aggravated assault'.

Maine

· Rumford: Illegal to bite the landlord, no matter how much he deserves it.

Maryland

· It is illegal to mistreat oysters.

· Baltimore: Illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get.

· Baltimore: Illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.

· Baltimore: Illegal to take a lion to the movies.

· Halethrope: Illegal to kiss for more than one second.

Massachusetts

· Christmas was outlawed in 1659.

· It is forbidden to put tomatoes in clam chowder.

· It is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies.

· All dogs required to have their hind legs tied during the month of April.

· Cooling one's feet by hanging them out the window is forbidden.

· Law declares that peanuts may not be eaten in court.

· Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.

· Snoring is illegal unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

· Goatees are illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

· Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

· Boston: Illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so.

· Brockton: Any person need a license before they are permitted to enter a sewer.

· Fitchburg: Barbers are not allowed to carry combs in back of their ears.

· Holyoke: It is unlawful to water your lawn when it is raining.

· Salem: Even married couples are forbidden from sleeping nude in rented rooms.

· Southbridge: Illegal to read books or newspapers after 8 p.m. in the streets.

Michigan

· A woman's hair legally belongs to her husband, consequently she's not allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

· If any man kisses his wife on Sunday, the party at fault shall be punished at the discretion of the court.

· Detroit: Couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.

· Rochester: Anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.

Minnesota

· Alexandria: Illegal for a husband to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions, or sardines. The wife can by law force her husband to brush her teeth.

· Blue Earth: Law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless accompanies by a parent.

Missouri

· Kansas City: Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they can, however, buy shotguns freely.

· Merryville: Women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."

· St. Louis: Illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

Montana

· Bozeman: You can't perform any sexual acts in the front yard of any home, after sundown, and if you are nude (socks is OK).

· Helena: A woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothing weights more than three pounds, two ounces.

Nebraska

· A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.

· A motorist approaching a horse at night must send up warning red rockets and Roman candles, throw a scenic tarpaulin over his car to conceal it from the horse, and take his machine apart and hide the parts in the grass it the tarpaulin doesn't soothe the horse.

· Hastings: Hotel owners are required by law to provide a clean, white cotton nightshirt to each guest. According to the law, no couple may have sex unless they are wearing the nightshirts.

· Omaha: It is against the law for a barber to shave a man's chest.

Nevada

· It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

· Sex without a condom is considered illegal.

· Eureka: Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

New Hampshire

· It is against the law to tap your feet, nod your head or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant or cafe.

New Jersey

· Cresskill: Cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.

· Liberty Corner: Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail.

· Trenton: Unlawful to throw any tainted pickles in the streets (good pickles, however).

New Mexico

· Carlsbad: During lunch breaks no couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.

· Carrizozo: It is forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).

New York

· Albany: Disallowed to play golf in the streets.

· Carmel: A man cannot go outside wearing unmatching jacket and pants.

· Greene: Illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalk during a concert.

· NYC: Illegal for a man to turn around and look "at a woman in that way", and violators are forced to wear horse blinders.

· Rochester: Firemen must wear ties while on duty.

· It's against the law in New York City to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.

North Carolina

· It is illegal to take a dear swimming in water above its knees.

· Asheville: You can't sneeze on the streets.

· Barber: Cats and dogs are not allowed to fight.

· Thomasville: No airplanes are allowed to fly over the town on Sundays during the hours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

· Winston-Salem: It is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.

North Dakota

· Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

· Illegal to go to bed wearing boots or shoes.

Ohio

· Berea: Any animal that is out after dark must have a tail light.

· Cleveland: Women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.

· Cleveland: Operating a motor vehicle while sitting in another person's lap is forbidden.

· Oxford: Illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

· Paulding: A policeperson may bite a dog to quiet him.

·
Portsmouth: The law ranks baseball players with "vagrants, thieves and other suspicious characters."

· Youngstown: Running out of gas is illegal.

· If you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.

Oklahoma

· Criminals can be fined, arrested or jailed for making faces at a dog.

· Whale hunting is strictly forbidden throughout the entire state.

· Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

· Dogs need a mayor-signed permit to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

· Clinton: Masturbating while watching two people having sex in a car is forbidden.

· Tulsa: Kisses lasting more than three minutes are forbidden.

· Tulsa: Against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.

Oregon

· A dead person cannot be required to serve on a jury.

· Use of canned corn in fishing is illegal.

· Hood River: You can't juggle without a license.

· Willowdale: No man may curse while having sex with his wife.

Pennsylvania

· "Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue."

· Housewives may not hide dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

· No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

· Danville: All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

· Harrisburg: Illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.

· York: You can't sit down while watering your lawn with a hose.

Rhode Island

· Newport: Illegal to smoke a pipe after sunset.

· Province: Illegal to sell toothpaste and toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

South Carolina

· Fountain Inn: Horses were once required to wear pants at all times.

South Dakota

· Sioux Falls:
Hotels are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. There should be a minimum of two feet between the beds, and it is illegal for a couple to make love on the floor between the beds.

Tennessee

· It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

· It is illegal to drive a car while sleeping.

· You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

· Dyersburg: Illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

· Memphis: Illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists if the vehicle is going over 5 mph".

· Oneida: Forbidden to sing the song "It Ain't Goin' To Rain No Mo'".

Texas

· Criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

· Illegal to raise alligators in your home.

· When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

· You need a five-dollar permit to go barefoot.

· Kingsville: Two pigs cannot have sex on the city's airport property.

· Lefors: Illegal to take more than three swallows of beer at any time while standing.

· San Antonio: Illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.

Utah

· Birds have the right of way on all highways.

· A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

· Utah state legislation outlaws all sex with anyone but your spouse.

· Adultery, oral and anal sex, masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment.

· Sex with an animal - unless performed for profit - however is NOT considered sodomy.

· Polygamy - provided only the missionary position has been applied - is only a misdemeanour.

· Tremonton: No woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment.

· Trout Creek: Pharmacists may not sell gun powder as a headache cure.

. Preaching or sharing (discussing) the Christian Gospel in Temple Sq Salt Lake City is illegal

Vermont

· It is obligatory for everyone to take at least one bath each week, on Saturday night.

· Rutland: Cars are forbidden from backfiring.

Virginia

· The statute of The Virginia Code: "To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates."

· Norfolk: No woman may go in public without wearing a corset.

· Norton : It's against the law to tickle a girl.

Washington

· All lollipops are forbidden.

· Having sex with a virgin is illegal under any circumstances (including the wedding night).

· "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town."

· Seattle: Goldfish can ride the city buses in bowls only if they kept still.

· Seattle: You may not carry a concealed weapon that is longer than six feet.

· Wilbur: Illegal to ride upon the streets on an ugly horse.

West Virginia

· Children may not attend school if their breath's smelling "wild onions".

· Peewee: It is illegal to let your horse fall asleep in the airport.

Wisconsin

· Connersville: No man shall shoot of a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.

· Racine: Illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

Wyoming

· Newcastle: Couples are banned from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer.

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Canada

(With apologies to all our Canadian Brothers and Sisters, especially friends in Chatham and Guelph (You too Stephen!)



· 30% of a radio stations content must be "Canadian Content"

· You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

· Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

· It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.

Alberta Provincial Laws

· Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

· Wooden logs may not be painted.

· It is illegal to set fire to the wooden leg of a wooden legged man

· You may never use dice to play craps.

City Laws

· If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

British Columbia Provincial Laws

· It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.

New Brunswick Provincial Laws

· Driving on the roads is not allowed.

Nova Scotia Provincial Laws

· When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

Ontario Provincial Laws

· The speed limit is 80 kph for cars, but bicyclists have the right of way.

City Laws

Etobicoke

· Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.

Cobourg

· If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m.

Gananoque

· Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.

Guelph

· The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

Kanata

· The colour of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine). It is also illegal to have a clothes line in your backyard.

· You can't work on your car in the street.

Oshawa

· It's illegal to climb trees.

· Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks. If sidewalks is not cleaned within 24 hours after a snowfall, city workers will clean it and the cost will be placed on the homeowners tax bill.

Ottawa

· It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.

Toronto

· You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday.

Uxbridge

· Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.

Wawa

· You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.

· It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.

Quebec Provincial Laws

· It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.

· All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the business operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs. -Bill 101 (Passed 1976)

· No language other than French is permitted to be shown out doors.

City Laws

Beaconsfield

· It is considered an offence to have more than two colours of paint on your house.

· You may not own a log cabin.

Montréal

· The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.

· You may not wash your car in the street.

· You may not park a car in such a way that it is blocking your own driveway.

· "For Sale" signs are not permitted in the windows of moving vehicles.

· Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.

· One's rear license plate may not be protected by glass or plastic.

· You may not swear in French.

· Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street. Punishable by a fine of over 100 Canadian dollars.

Outremont

· Not only do all exterior painting jobs require a permit (for colour) but, for instance, the City went to Appeals Court over the exact type of division inside a window frame.





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Even Ireland has some weird laws!:

It is illegal for a student to walk through Trinity College without a sword.

In Trinity college students can demand a glass of wine at any time during an exam, provided they are wearing their sword.

It is illegal to smoke any form of tobacco on Grafton St. in Dublin

Practicing or pretending to practice any form of witchcraft or occult arts (that includes horoscopes, tarot cards, crystal ball reading, palmistry, reading tea leaves, iridology, divination etc). This also includes healing by occult means (that would include Reki, energy balancing, acupuncture or acupressure, yoga and many other new age pseudo scientific methods which have their roots in eastern religions) is punishable by being locked in the stocks of outside of Dublin Castle (roughly around the Temple Bar area) for 6 months and rotten fruit can be pelted at the culprit. (anyone want to rat out fabulous Fergus or the operators on the tarot line who's advert is shown on TV all the time!)

England has some pretty dangerous laws too!



England

· With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.

· All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.

·
London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

· It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar).

· It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person.

· A Chelsea Pensioner may not be impersonated.

· A bed may not be hung out of a window.

· It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.

· Mince pies are not to be eaten on Christmas Day.

· Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin.

· It is illegal to leave baggage unattended.

· Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.

· It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.

· If a steam locomotive is driven on roads, a man must walk in front of the vehicle with a red flag during the day and a red lantern at night to warn passers-by.

· All steam locomotives are limited to 4mph on roads.

· You may not make out in public.

· It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.

· Committing suicide is classified as a capital crime.

· Interfering with the mail or sleeping with the consort of the Queen is classed as treason, and as such, carries a maximum penalty of death.

· Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.

. Freemen (or women) of the city of London (Those who have had the honour of the freedom of the city bestowed upon them) have the right to heard their cattle over any of London's bridges at any time)

Chester

· You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

Hereford

· You may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

Liverpool

· It is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store, or in a bank if handling foreign currency.

London

· Companies may vote in local elections.

York

· Excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow

Scotland:

You may not fish on Sundays.

It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.

Trespassing on someone else's land is legal.

You are presumed guilty until proven innocent for some crimes.

If someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter.



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Australia:

· A life sentence is 200 years.

· Children may not purchase cigarettes, condoms or alcohol, but they may use them.

· You may never leave your car keys in the door of an unattended vehicle.

· It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.

· It is illegal to dress up as batman

· It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath.

· Under Australian Communications Authority (ACA) regulations, a modem can't pick up on the first ring. If it does the, ACA permit for your modem is invalid and there's a $12,000 fine. -Telecommunications Act 1991.

· Taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in the trunk.

· Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

· The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.

Victoria

· Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb. The fine for not abiding by this law is 10 pounds.

· It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.

· You must have a neck to knee swimsuit in order to swim at Brighton Beach.

Tasmania

· Until the Port Arthur Killings it was legal to own an AK-47 but not legal to be gay



Belgium:

A driver who needs to turn through oncoming traffic has the right of way unless he slows down or stops.

In Antwerp it is illegal to wear a red hat and walk down the main street (Het Meyer)



China

· You may only have one child, or you will have to pay a fine.

· To go to college you must be intelligent.

Beijing

· Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yen, or a warning. -Article 40 of the Beijing Traffic Laws.



Denmark

· Before starting your car you are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn. Try that at 4:00am!) You also need to make a visual check to make sure there are no children underneath the car.

· If your vehicle stalls and you leave it on the side of the road, you must mark the vehicle with a red, reflecting triangle. This equipment is only mandatory when the car stalls, not at any other times, however.

· If a horse drawn carriage is trying to pass a car and the horse becomes uneasy, the owner of the car is required to pull over and if necessary, cover the car.

· Attempt to escape from prison is not illegal, however, if one he is caught he is required to serve out the remainder of his term.

· No one may start a car while someone is underneath the vehicle.

· Encrypting data files, owning, distributing etc. of encryption programs and creating such programs for any electronic medias is now against the law in Denmark due to fear for terrorists, left and right wing extremist, fundamentalists and distributors of illegal pornography.

· Headlights must be on whenever a vehicle is being operated in order to distinguish it from parked cars.

· When driving, you must have someone in front of your car with a flag to warn horse drawn carriages that a motorcar is coming.

· Any carport added to a building increases the value of the building by 15.5 times the cost of building the addition.

· There is a penalty of 20kr for not reporting when a person has died.

France:

· Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of music on the radio must be by French artists.

· It is illegal to kiss o

Monday, October 26, 2009

Geocities closing today !!!!


Yahoo Geocities which was first just plain Geocities before being bought by Yahoo is being closed.

Today 7.5 million webpages and 8 million images will be deleted from the internet Permanently !! [ http://www.Geocities.com ]



Windows 7 in India - Prices in rupees

Windows 7 has come out and its definitely better than Win XP (which was better than Vista).

Here lets have a look at the prices in India.


What you pay and what you get
* Windows 7 Starter (via OEM only): Up to three concurrent applications, ability to join a Home Group, improved taskbar and JumpLists.

* Windows 7 Home Basic: For Rs 5,899, users get unlimited applications, live thumbnail previews that enhance visual experience and advanced networking support.

* Windows 7 Home Premium: For Rs 6,799, you get Aero Glass and advanced windows navigation, improved media format support, enhanced Windows Media Centre and media streaming, and also multi-touch and improved handwriting recognition.

* Windows 7 Professional: For Rs 11,199, users can join a managed network with the Domain Join feature, protect data with advanced network backup and encrypting file system and print to the right printer at home or facilitate intuitive printing with Location Aware Printing option.

* Windows 7 Ultimate (worldwide): For Rs 11,799, it is meant for advanced users who want to protect data using the BitLocker feature on internal and external drives, deploy DirectAccess for seamless connectivity over corporate networks based on Windows Server 2008 R2.

WHAT’S NEW WITH WINDOWS 7
# In Win 7, when you hover over a taskbar icon, you get actual previews that are placed side by side. In simple words, it offers the ability to snap a window to half your screen size simply by dragging it to the left or right of the screen
# Has a cool new feature with which users can drag windows to each side of the screen and they automatically size themselves so that each takes up half the screen
# User Account Control in Win 7 gives users easy control options without complicating the process like Windows Vista
# Win 7 replaces the taskbar context menu with a useful list of frequently used documents and tasks, and even allows you to pin documents or shortcuts to the menu
# Windows Explorer gets a facelift in Win 7. Some minor changes like while browsing between various tabs, you will now see a sliding windows effect, a nice visual effect
# Once you have installed the OS, the first thing you will notice is the faster shutdown and boot. Even the time taken by the machine to enter and come out of the sleep mode is less than Vista and XP
# For those who love to open an array of windows while working, the new Aero Peek feature in Win 7 lets you preview individual windows from the grouped taskbar applications, and even close documents from the thumbnails themselves. Aero Peek becomes a handy tool for users who like to multi-task




Haunted by sluggish performance issues, from playing games to complicated disk access programmes to poor networking features, Vista was undoubtedly Microsoft’s biggest failure. Win 7, by contrast, will run fine on most of the existing netbooks as well as older PCs.

Win 7 delivers a completely revamped user interface and some brand-new features designed to make organising and sharing your files easier. Simply put, the user gets much more than new wallpaper and a different colour taskbar.

The taskbar, in addition to showing the applications being used by the user, also hosts shortcuts to the most commonly used applications (say Word or Media Player). When the mouse pointer is moved over the taskbar shortcuts, the user can preview the application.

Unlike Vista, the re-designed user interface of Win 7 gives the user intuitive shortcuts like ability to maximise a window by dragging it to the top of the screen, minimise it by dragging it to the bottom, maximise to half the screen by dragging it to either edge, or (our favorite) minimising all opened windows by shaking the one you want to focus on.



What type of PCs and laptopscan run Windows 7?
The basic requirements of a PC to run Win 7 are a 1 GHz processor, minimum 1GB of RAM and 16GB hard drive space. In simple words, any hardware that worked with Vista will work for Win 7 too.

Since Microsoft is targeting future generation of casual users who use computers for mainly emails, office documents, Internet and video among other things, Win 7 could be an ideal choice for future PCs.

HP India has started retailing Win 7-preloaded PCs at between Rs 27,990 and Rs 90,000, while Acer PCs with Win 7 OS will be priced at between Rs 15,000 and Rs 35,000. Acer notebooks with the new OS will be priced at Rs 21,000-70,000.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Free HotPrints Photo Book for Facebook Users





HotPrints is offering one free photo book every month per person to all Facebook users. The HotPrints Facebook application allows users to create 16-page, personalised photo books with drag-and-drop simplicity. The application features multiple photo book themes including travel, family and more. Each book is completely customisable and comes in two languages – English and Italian. In addition to the current offer, every new user who downloads the HotPrints application receives their first photo book for free, including shipping and handling. Also, every user who refers 10 friends will receive another HotBook completely free.

Press Release

With some of the biggest photo holidays of the year fast approaching, HotPrints is now offering one free photo book every month per person to all Facebook users. The HotPrints Facebook application allows users to create 16-page, personalized photo books using photographs not only from their personal collection, but also those of their friends. The easy-to-use drag-and-drop application is a great way to share special memories with friends, family and loved ones at little or no cost. In addition to this offer, every new user who downloads the HotPrints application receives their first photo book for free, including shipping and handling.

With more than two billion images uploaded per month on Facebook alone, and nearly 50,000 HotPrint users, there is a fantastic opportunity to create thousands of memorable books to celebrate any occasion or showcase your work. The application features multiple photo book themes including travel and family, which are great ways to capture vacations and family gatherings such as holiday parties, weddings and birthdays. The newest Halloween-themed HotBooks are a wonderful way for parents to spend quality time with their family while re-living all those fun Halloween moments and memories and then sharing them with family and friends.

HotPrints is also simple and easy to use. Each 16-page book picks up the tags from the chosen Facebook photos automatically adding the names and captions under each photo. These high-quality photo albums are delivered speedily by mail providing lasting memories. Each book is completely customizable and comes in two languages – English and Italian. As an added bonus, users will also receive a free PDF version of their album to digitally share with their friends and family, even if they do not order the print version. Also, every user who refers 10 friends will receive another HotBook completely free.

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