Medicines

Number of pages in the latest edition of the TIME Magazine - 115
Number of pages in the latest edition of the TIME Magazine containing ads about medicines - 23

That is - 20% of the pages of the TIME Magazine talks about medicines. The pharmaceutical companies must be spending a lot of money to get these ads out.

I have not had any medicine for the past 25 months. I had antibiotics in Sept 2007 because I had the Chikungunya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikungunya). I do not take flu shots (Even the swine flu shots). I do not take medicines unless it is absolutely necessary.

Nokia E 71x

http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/phones/nokiae71x#/main/landing

I got this phone 4 months back. AT&T sells this phone in USA. Cost $0 - $350 (Depending on offers from AT&T or wirefly, letstalk etc)

Solid metal case, slim and sturdy mechanical design. Good keyboard, wifi works great. Looks great.


Problems I know -

Some software designed for Nokia E71 does not work on the E71x.

The audio jack is a 2.5mm one. I did not like that. Plus, with standard 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapters, only one channel works. The normal 2.5mm to 3.5mm stereo adapters will not work! I will post the one that works if I find it!

EDIT: I found it at Radio Shack #2740004, priced at $10. (See a pic http://picasaweb.google.com/githin/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCOa2pu_DqLbZmgE&pli=1#5409662756939014306)

This adapter works - I hear sound on both L and R channels with a 3.5mm earphone. However, the mic will not work on the iTouch headset. I guess the connector is only for STEREO, not for the mic.


If you use this phone's WIFI connection with an AT&T internet connection (a hotspot or even at your own home), AT&T might charge you on the pay per KB for internet usage. This applies to people without the data plan. I have two friends who have this issue.

Keeping a wifi connection alive or just running any application that uses the WIFI will drain the battery in 5-8 hours.

AT&T also has limitations regarding ring tones etc. (I don't care about this!)


Overall: Good phone. Sturdy, reliable. Good for busy people!

Places I have visited

Places I have visited - incomplete list!


In India - (Outside my home state Kerala)

North India - Delhi, Agra, Manali, Shimla, Kullu, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Wagah Border

South India - Goa, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Pune, Velankanni, Ooty, Sivakasi, Pondicherry, Hokkanakkal, Kodaikanal, Kanyakumari


In Kerala, India - God's own country
Munnar, Palakkad - Silent Valley , Thekkady - Periyar National Park, Boothathankettu, Ponmudi, Kodanad, Alappuzha - Beaches, Bolghatty, Wayanad, Idduki, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Thrissur, Guruvayoor, Kottayam, Thiruvalla, Kumarakom, Edappal, Palaruvi


In USA
Illinois - Chicago, West Lafayette
Florida - Orlando, Daytona
North Carolina - Charlotte
South Carolina - Anderson, Seneca, Clemson
Georgia - Helen, Atlanta


In Sri Lanka
Negombo

June 9

- June 9 -
You are stylish, friendly and funny. You have the potential to think deeply and rationally and you always have time for your friends. QuizGalaxy.com
Positive Traits:
tolerant, compassionate, idealistic, sensitive, sympathetic
Negative Traits:
bad judgment, immorality, delusional, arrogance, bitterness

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