Monday, December 29, 2008

Balaji Temple


Today, I had visited Sri Venkateswara Temple in Bridgewater, NJ. The temple is good and the statue is a bigger one as like Tirupati.

Thanks to my friends to take me there.

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Heavy snore burns more cal

Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The heavier your snores are, the more calories you burn, that's the conclusion of a new study, which claims that snoring is an healthy habit.

According to the study, heavy snorers burn more fat than light counterparts, even while they are awake and resting.

The study has been published in the December issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Sleep-related breathing disorders include snoring, pauses in breathing (sleep apnea) and other conditions in which airways are partially or completely obstructed during sleep.

"Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of sleep-disordered breathing, and changes in body weight are associated with changes in sleep-disordered breathing severity," the researchers write as background information in the article.

"It is unclear whether weight gain is simply a cause of sleep-disordered breathing or whether sleep-disordered breathing may be associated with alterations in energy metabolism that, in turn, lead to weight gain and complicate the treatment of these two disorders that often coexist," they added.

Body weight is based on the balance between energy or calorie intake and expenditure, the authors note. Resting energy expenditure, or the number of calories burned while resting, is one component of total daily energy expenditure.

To reach the conclusion, Eric J. Kezirian, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues assessed the resting energy expenditure in 212 adults with signs or symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders.

Participants' medical history was taken, and they underwent a physical examination, sleep monitoring through polysomnography and determination of resting energy expenditure using a device known as an indirect calorimeter.

The calorimeter measures oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production, which can be used to determine resting energy expenditure in calories per day.

Among the 212 participants, the average resting energy expenditure was 1,763 calories per day. Several measures of sleep-disordered breathing severity were associated with increases in resting energy expenditure. For example, those who scored the highest on a scale of apnea and hypopnea (disruptions in breathing) had a resting energy expenditure of 1,999, while those who scored the lowest expended an average of 1,626 calories per day resting.

Resting energy expenditure may be affected by responses of the nervous system that occur during sleep-related breathing disorders and has been previously shown to increase when sleep has been disrupted.

"This study advances our knowledge concerning sleep-disordered breathing and metabolic rates, but it does not define the connection between sleep-disordered breathing and body weight," the authors write.

"Body weight is determined by the balance between energy intake and expenditure. Although the findings of this study suggest that sleep-disordered breathing increases energy expenditure, it ignored two important aspects of this balance," they added.

"First, sleep-disordered breathing often results in fatigue and other decrements in daytime functioning that can limit physical activity. Second, this work does not specifically incorporate the emerging evidence that suggests that sleep-disordered breathing may alter energy intake, whether through hormonal or other mechanisms. Future research considering the effect of sleep-disordered breathing on body weight can include the effects on energy intake and expenditure," they said. (ANI)

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~ Gangadhar Kotu

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not feeling well


Since morning, I am not feeling that much good. Somehow, feeling how having stomachache and headache. By evening, it is got into severe condition and by 7PM, I couldn't control myself and took CROCIN pain relief and applied ZANDU BALM on to my forehead. Also, felt like kind of fever.

After an hour and half, I got recovered a while. But donno why it happens. Suspecting that is caused by food poision.

This is the first time, I felt in US.

Dec17: Feeling like some body banging on my head. Also feeling like somebody pinning/burning in my stomach in the morning.

~Gangadhar Kotu

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Drive in Community roads


Hahhahaa.a.hahhaa.. Hehehehehehehehe...

Today is one more rememberable day in the life. First time, I drove the car on US roads (in Lawrenceville community). As usual, Sudhakar was there in the car as a co-driver.

Look for more time to drive..

Today, again I drove the car for another 3 rounds in the community with experienced drivers (Yaseen & Muzeeb). I got some tips on driving.

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Friday, December 12, 2008

WD TV HD Media Player

Western Digital - WD TV HD Media Player for USB Storage Devices

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USB 2.0
Composite A/V
Full HD 1080p video playback and navigation
Dock-and-play convenience
Collect without limits – no need to delete movies, just add more USB drives
Supported USB Device file systems: FAT-32, NTFS, HFS+ (no journaling)

Support Media Formats
Video:MPEG 1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4. Xvid. AVC). H.264, MKV. MOV (MPEG4. H.264)
Package Contents
HD Media Player
Compact remote with batteries
Media converter software (Windows only)
Composite AV cable
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide
Stand for My Passport portable drive

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    1 year limited
  • Warranty Terms - Labor
    1 year limited
  • Product Height
  • Product Width
  • Product Weight
    10.7 oz.
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  • Internal or External
  • Drive Connectivity
    USB 2.0
  • Software Included
    Media Converter

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Delloitte Position


Delloitte has the requirement for the following position.

Position: Application Hosting


Gangadhar Kotu

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Apple iPod Video 30GB

Apple iPod Video 30GB (Black)

Price: $124.00


Specifications: -
Brand Apple
Series iPod video
Model MA146LL/A
Capacity 30GB
Color Black
Display 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Audio support AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
Photo support Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats
Video support H.264 video: up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Battery life Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 3 hours of slideshows with music; up to 2 hours of video playback
Charge time About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
iPod Ports Dock connector, stereo minijack, composite video and audio through minijack
Dimensions 4.1" x 2.4" x 0.43"
Weight 4.8 oz.