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A PITA Mystery Solved

Apparently not a mystery anymore.

OS : Windows 7/Ubuntu 8.10
Acer Timeline 4810TG
Wireless Adapter : Intel(r) wifi 5100 AGN

The Intel(R) wifi 5100 Agn has been giving me headaches. But not anymore. My wifi connection dropped constantly for no reason. Googled it and found that I'm not alone. I tried various things like changing Adapter settings,resetting my router but nothing but one worked. All I did was changing my wireless channel in my router. It was originally set to channel 1 and I changed it to channel 12. (I just took a wild decision) Bang, My wifi connections is still fine. Today is the second day. I actually saw this fix on the Internet but it was not highlighted. What happens is that some electronic device is interfering my wifi channel. May be its our microwave oven. Not sure. :P Im soo happy now coz I spent a lot on this laptop.

Heres how I tweaked my router.
It's a Prolink Hurricane 6300G
1.Go to your router through your web browser by typing 192.168.254.254 (…

Discrimination, Globalization & Hypocrisy

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When I grow old Id like to migrate to another country. Probably USA,Canada or any other European country. I think I'd be much happier there. I'm not saying that Sri Lanka is bad place to live,But its my personal choice. But my best friend says that he does not want to live abroad. Reason as he points out is that Discrimination. He says that he doesn't want to be treated as a second class citizen in a foreign country. He wont be able to bear the alienation and don't want to be a victim of their double standards. My counter arguments are....

How can you expect those foreigners to treat us the same when you don't do the same EVEN for your own Sri Lankans. Most of us clearly discriminate people regarding their caste and ethnicity.Its your hurt pride my friend.Its your ego. Why should you be bothered by their attitudes? 
We should think globally. We often talk about globalization and its positive impacts but we cant even think as a one nation. We discriminate other in var…