Issue #77 1st March 2005
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2 Cut the spring onions into 1 inch length. Cut the white onions into cubes. Wash the chili, core them, and cut the flesh lengthwise into thin strips
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5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and fry the onions, spring onions, and green chilli for 2 minutes over fierce heat, stirring all the time. Add chicken pieces and fry for a further minute.
6. Add the prepared sauce to the chicken mixture and stir it over high heat and then remove from the heat.
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Surgeons performing cardiac surgery
A virtual reality system could help surgeons see how heart operations pan out before undertaking them for real

By using pictures of a patient's blood vessels and knowledge about how blood flows, it can predict likely outcomes of different surgical procedures. Taking out the guesswork would help save lives and avoid patients having needless operations, says inventor Dr Charles Taylor of Stanford University. It could become a standard pre-surgery procedure like taking scans, he said.
Currently, a surgeon can order a CT or MRI scan to get an idea of what the blood vessels look like and what is going on inside a patient.
But they have to use their best guess, based on their experience and knowledge of disease and operations, to decide whether surgery would help and what the likely outcome would be.
"But we need to know the answers to the 'what if' questions," said Dr Taylor. "What if it is better to do nothing? What if the patient got a little better but there might have been another way of operating that could have made him or her a lot better?"
For example, if a surgeon operates on the body's main blood vessel - the aorta - to correct a blockage or an abnormal narrowing, it can lead to blood flow problems elsewhere in the body and cause organ damage, he said.
Ongoing research

The computer system would help surgeons try out different options and spot potential problems without having to try it out first in the patient. "The point is to intervene first on the computer before going to the patient. "We don't care if something bad happens to the computer model - it won't harm the patient," he said. Using data from animals and patients before and after surgery, he has been able to test how well the computer model predicts real life outcomes. These trials show it is accurate at predicting what will happen to blood flow within 10%. He said his team is working with surgeons at Stanford to get more data on patients undergoing blood vessel surgery. "Ultimately, I believe it will be part of standard care. Surgeons would check the computer model before going to the patient," he said.
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On my keyboard there is an emboss line under the
 F and J keys. What is this?

I wonder how many people have looked at those marks and wondered what they are there for.
F and J are known as the "home keys". This is a typing term and it is the position that touch typists are first taught.
Your index fingers rest on the home keys and, from there, every key is a short reach away.
And, of course, a blind or partially sighted person finds the touch marking useful to find their way around the keyboard as well.
You will find them on almost every Qwerty keyboard, even tiny mobile phone keyboards - very useful in the dark, I can

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Quid-i-Azam knew that the time for his eternal journey was closing in. The malignant consumption had taken its toll. He turned down the advice of his doctors and kept on writing. With every passing moment he became more alert than ever before. There kindled unusual spark in his eyes.
On September 11, 1948, at 9.50pm, the flow of blood in his veins collapsed. His doctor leaned over and whispered to him (I quote from the book, Jinnah by Hector Bolitho), and said: "Sir, we have given you an injection to strengthen you, and it will soon have its effect. God willing, you are going to live."
The Quid-i-Azam moved his head and spoke for the last time. He said firmly, "No, I am not."
Soon thereafter, he left for eternity.

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I was planning to send this email ever since I heard the "Lahore Lahore Aye" program, but couldn’t for one reason or the other.

I must congratulate you on this great effort. Me and my wife are both from Lahore and I must say we enjoyed it quite a lot. It made us smile and at the same time made us a bit sad when we realized how much we are missing not being in our city.

I think you are doing a marvelous job and to pull it off with a full time job is really something out of the ordinary. We look forward to more informative/entertaining programs in the future. 

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We find our dear fellows studying day and night for the finals exams coming up. Remember to take enough rest and diet as none of us desire to fall ill in the midst of the exams. May Allah be with you. Good luck!
For this time, I will share an observation and the message that it left. Every year, our family goes out to Northern areas of our country-Pakistan, for a week to relax, to enjoy and cherish the beauty of our beloved land. When we set out from home, my little brother pointed to the insect clinging to the windshield of the car. It was not a very conspicuous type. It looked more like a grasshopper. We were wondering how long it will stay like that. As we came to highway, my father accelerated the car when the road got cleared. The poor creature's body was quivering due to the pressure of the wind but it stayed hugged to the windshield. Then my father slowed down as we approached some cars. Soon we passed them and finding the road clear again, we again picked speed. But that was the time when the poor bug lost its fight. When the speed had slowed, the insect had tried to readjust its pose. It loosened its grip on windshield with one leg, but that was the time when the strong wind blowing over the windshield took over it and it was gone.
Although it was a little observation, but the lesson it left is worth sharing.
Allah has not left humans unguided on this earth. Throughout the human history, there have been prophets and Allah's messengers who continued to show humans the right path. Allah sent his Apostles and His books for our guidance and direction.  For every circumstance and trials that we come across, there is guidance. As long as we stay in touch with our Creator and His Message, we stay safe. Just like the bug was safe as long as it stayed hugged with the windshield, likewise we humans are safe till we stick to Allah's orders.  It keeps us safe from being over seized by the day to day tests. It does not let us get strayed. As, to err is human, we sometimes do get careless. We forget to keep our commitments to Our Benefactor. We forget His words. We think of ourselves as great and get over-confident of our strength. We feel that we have better understanding of the circumstances. We let go our contact with Allah. We get negligent of our salat, we forget to read Quran, we stop pondering on the divine words, and we get neglectful of Allah's Zikar. This is the time when we fall prey to the devil's planning. It comes and finds us unprepared. It catches us and drags us away from the right path.  
Difficulties are better dealt with when we are tuned to the right path. When trials come, if we are off the path, we get panicky and lose.  So the bug watching left us a moral. Its experience embedded in our minds the importance of remembrance of Allah.  With Allah's words to guide us, no trial is insurmountable and no problem unsolvable. May Allah safeguard us. Ameen!

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