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19 Mindchoking Facts of Bill Gates House

Hemant Verma - 9:16 PM
Bill Gates – a business magnate, dutiful philanthropist, software pioneer, and the world’s richest man. Let’s take a look at 50 of the most interesting things you probably didn’t know about Microsoft’s co-founder.

1. It's worth at least $123 million.

According to the King County public assessor's office, the property is worth $123.54 million as of this year. Gates purchased the lot for $2 million in 1988.

He reportedly pays around $1 million in property taxes each year.

2. Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project.

The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir trees. 300 construction workers labored on the home - 100 of whom were electricians.

3. A high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room's climate and lighting.

When guests arrive, they're given a pin that interacts with sensors located all over the house. Guests enter their temperature and lighting preferences so that the settings change as they move throughout the home. Speakers hidden behind wallpaper allows music to follow you from room to room.

4. The house uses its natural surroundings to reduce heat loss.

Xanadu 2.0 is an "earth-sheltered" house, meaning that it's built into its surroundings to regulte temperature more efficiently.

5. You can change the artwork on the walls with just the touch of a button.

$80,000 worth of computer screens are situated around the house. Anyone can make the screens display their favorite paintings or photographs, which are stored on storage devices worth $150,000.

6. The pool also has its own underwater music system.

The 60-foot pool is located in its own separate, 3,900-square-foot building. People in the pool could swim underneath a glass wall to come up to a terrace area on the outside.

There's also a locker room with four showers and two baths.

7. There's a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling.

No word on how big the trampoline itself is, but we can imagine it would be a fun alternative to your standard exercise routine.

The exercise facilities total 2,500 square feet and also include a sauna, steam room, and separate men's and women's locker rooms.

8. An enormous reception hall could accommodate up to 200 guests.

The 2,300-square-foot hall could seat up to 150 people for a dinner party, or 200 people standing up at a cocktail event. A six-foot-wide limestone fireplace dominates one wall, while another wall has a 22-foot-wide video screen.

9. The house has 24 bathrooms, 10 of which are full baths.

Those bathrooms would definitely be useful if Gates were throwing such a big party. Otherwise, it seems a little over-the-top.

10. There's a total of six kitchens.

They're situated at different parts of the house so staff can be ready for any event.

11. An enormous library houses a manuscript Gates paid more than $30 million for.

The 2,100-square-foot library has a domed roof and two secret bookcases, including one that reveals a hidden bar. On the ceiling you'll find a quote from "The Great Gatsby" that reads: "He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it."

The library is home to the Codex Leicester, a 16-century Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that Gates bought at auction for $30.8 million in 1994.

12. The home theatre can accommodate 20 guests in plush seats.

It's designed in an Art Deco style, with comfortable arm chairs, couches, and even a popcorn machine for snacking.

13. An existing home was removed by barge to make room for a separate activities building.

The 900-square-foot building sits next to Gates' sport court, putting green, and boat docks.

14. The guest house is just as high-tech as the main house.

According to US News, the 1,900-square-foot guest house was the first building to be completed on the property. The house - which has its own bedroom and bathroom - was meant to be a test of the technology that would eventually be used in the main house.

15. All together, Gates' garages can accommodate up to 23 cars.

There are several different garages located at different points around the property. The most interesting one, however, is an underground cave made out of concrete and stainless steel. That garage alone can park 10 cars. Some of the concrete was purposely broken to give it a rough, "deconstructivist" look.

16. Gates has a favorite tree, and it's monitored electronically 24 hours a day.

He reportedly became fond of a 40-year-old maple tree that grew close to the home's driveway. It's monitored by computer, and if at any point it becomes too dry, water is automatically pumped into it.

17. An artificial stream is kept stocked with fish.

The stream and wetland estuary were created to solve any problems with runoff that the property's large walls might have created. The water is kept stocked with salmon and sea-run cutthroat trout.

18. The sand on Gates' beach is imported from the Caribbean.

The lakefront shore contains sand that's delivered in large quantities by a barge from St. Lucia each year.

19. Someone once paid $35,000 just to tour it.

Microsoft holds an auction each year, where employees donate products and services to be bid on. Proceeds go to the company's charitable fund.

Features of Bill Gates's House

  • The house occupies 50,000 square feet on 5.15 acre land. Garage space and outbuildings occupy an additional 16,000 square feet.
  • A 17 × 60 foot (5.1 × 18.2 metre) swimming pool, which has an underwater music system and a fossil-motif floor.
  • Swimmers can dive under a glass wall and emerge outdoors by a terrace.
  • Lights automatically come on when you enter a room.
  • Speakers are hidden beneath the wallpaper to allow music to follow from room to room.
  • Visitors to the residence are surveyed and given a microchip upon entrance. This small chip sends signals throughout the house, and a given room’s temperature and other conditions will change according to preset user preferences.
  • grand staircase.
  • large private library with a domed reading room.
  • formal dining room.
  • exercise room.
  • outdoor sports courts.
  • Property records indicate eight bedrooms and four building levels.
  • Much of the Bill Gates house is built underground into the hill, so the house looks smaller than it actually is.
  • The beach sand on the bank of the lake is not from Lake Washington, it is barged in annually from a tropical beach in St. Lucia.
  • The wood columns from main floor to roof in entry area are over 70 feet tall
  • Some of the interior passage doors weigh over 800 lbs, but are balanced for easy use
  • The roofing is stainless steel
  • Hidden cameras are everywhere, including the interior stone walls
  • Gates insisted on saving a 40 year old maple adjacent to the driveway. The tree is monitored electronically 24 hours per day via computer. If it seems dry, it gets just the right amount of water automatically delivered.
  • All woodwork is flawless. Much of the woodwork is of various rare types from all over the world – imported especially for this house.
  • The theater (underground in a concrete shell) is the most state of the art theatre in the world according to specialty contractor.

22 Unknown Facts of United States of America

Hemant Verma - 8:09 PM
Everyone has their own facts related with it, even one of the biggest power having countries are also has some facts which we can't know because we are only the common men.

So here are have some the unknown facts of the United States of America.
  1. The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
  2. Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
  3. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
  4. Just 2.5 Million people lived in the USA in 1776 and today it's 314 Million.
  5. If you have 10$ in your pocket and no debts, you are wealther than 25%of americans.
  6. An american soldier ran across the border to north korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
  7. 7% of Americans clam they never bathe.
  8. 1 in 8 american workers has been employed by Mcdonald's.
  9. Americans spend 5 cents per day by flushing their toilets.
  10. A slave in america in 1850 would cost over 12,000USD in 2013 Dollars.
  11. Just because of smoking nearly 50,000 deaths each year exposure only in the US.
  12. The borders of Russia and America are less than 4 KM apart at the nearest point.
  13. Mostly 25% of Adult Americans believe  in reincarnation.
  14. One American consumes as many resources like a 32 Kenyans consumes.  
  15. America's first slave owner was a black man.
  16. 1 in 3 americans are obese.
  17. 9 million people are in prisons around world and a quarter of them are in the US.
  18. There are at-least 97% people called "LOL"in the US.
  19. In 1962, the US blew upa hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
  20. The US purchased alaka from russia for just US$7.2 million in 1887.
  21. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
  22. Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.

Source: FactSlide and Google Wikipiedia

Pro-ISIS pilots operated commercial flights in Indonesia – leaked reportis

Hemant Verma - 7:32 PM
Two former pilots for Indonesian airlines were found to have been radicalized by Islamic State after they expressed sympathy for the jihadist group online, while still performing passenger flights, a leaked Australian police report said.

Ridwan Agustin, who worked for Air Asia Indonesia, and his colleague from Premiair airline, Tommy Hendratno, fell under the allure of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in mid-2014, the document obtained by the Intercept website said.

The report entitled “Identification of Indonesian pilots with possible extremist persuasions” was distributed by the Australian Federal Police to partner agencies in the US, UK Turkey, Jordan as well as the Europol.

“Both [pilots] appear to be influenced by pro-IS elements including extremist online propaganda by well-known radical Indonesia outlets and a suspected Indonesian foreign terrorist fighter who is likely to be in either Syria or Iraq,” the document said.

Agustin and Hendratno began leaving positive comments under photos showing alleged terrorists posing with weapons in a conflict zone.

They also befriended other pro-IS profiles, including those by Indonesians, who went to Syria and Iraq to fight for the terror group.

The pilots changed their profile names to Ridwan Ahmad Indonesiy and Abu Alfatih Hendratno, expressing interest in joining IS themselves.

The photos on their pages also documented how their appearance over the last months changed under the influence the IS ideology, the report said, with both men growing jihadist-style beards.

In March 2015, Agustin posted his location on social media as Raqqa in Syria, a city proclaimed to be the capital of IS-held territories.

The leaked police report pointed out the extreme dangers, which a radicalized pilot could pose to international security.

“Pilots, air crew and others with access to and within the aviation environment can pose obvious threats if these persons are radicalized. Their access and knowledge of security and safety regimes provides the ability to attempt attacks as witnessed by past global events,” the report warned.

In the paper, the Australian police also stressed that terrorist propaganda has been recently encouraged attacks by those involved in aviation.

RT contacted Air Asia Indonesia, where Agustin worked, with the company only saying that the man is no longer employed there.

Premiair responded by saying that Hendratno had left the company in June, three months after the Australian report was issued.

Former commercial pilot Mark Weiss told RT that the “numbers that radicalized are certainly a lot greater than the two that we already know about” as there are tens of thousands of pilots around the globe.

“Pilots and flight attendants get a certain level of training that provides them with the inside knowledge on how to protect an aircraft and its passengers and crew. But conversely it also points out areas of weakness,” he stressed.

“The real troubling part about it is that there’s no definitive way to stop this. It’s really going to be a matter of trying to out up nets around everything,” Weiss added.

Trust in pilots has been shaken for airline passengers in recent years by a few incidents where cockpit crews have deliberately caused disasters.

In March, Andreas Lubitz, who suffered from severe depression , downed a Germanwings plane in the Alps, killing 149 people.

In November 2013, investigators concluded that a Mozambique Airlines pilot intentionally caused an accident, in which 33 people lost their lives.

Security expert, Binoy Kampmark, said that danger that a plane may be used as “very dangerous weapon” is real.

“Aviation industries have very strict recruitment, screening and vetting procedures. You can’t really go much more than that. But unfortunately, you have to always realize that there will be instances where people will also get through,” Kampmark told RT.

Drug Lord of Mexico 'EL Chapo' Guzman Escapes by Tunnel from Jail

Hemant Verma - 7:07 PM
Top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, Mexico's top security official announced Sunday.

Guards at the Altiplano Federal Prison discovered during a routine check on Saturday that Guzman, who known as "El Chapo," was missing, a statement from the commission said.

Guzman was captured in early 2014 after having eluded capture for more than a dozen years.

Guzman is the storied boss of one of the world's most powerful and deadly drug trafficking operations.

He escaped in 2001 from a high-security prison in a laundry cart, and was not apprehended again until February, 2014, when he was arrested at a Mexican beach resort.

On the run after his 2001 escape, Mr. Guzmán rose to the top of the Sinaloa cartel, and embarked in ambitious wars with other cartels, including the Gulf and Juarez cartels. His attempts to take over Ciudad Juárez from the Juarez cartel turned the city, immediately across the border from El Paso, Texas, into a bloody battleground and cost the lives of thousands. Mr. Guzmán also tried to muscle in on Nuevo Laredo, then run by the Gulf Cartel, a move that also led to an explosion of violent deaths.

Mr. Guzmán first daring prison escape in 2001, and the apparent inability of the Mexican government to recapture him, made Mr. Guzmán a hero to many Mexicans, a sort of Mexican Robin Hood, who thumbed his nose at authorities. He was the subject of many narcocorridas, or ballads celebrating his exploits.

Beware from Mobile Alcoholic Female Gang

Hemant Verma - 5:57 PM

All PARENTS Should be extra careful these days. According to reports, there is a gang of more than 1000 women roaming in the different part of these CITIES, finding an opportunity to kidnap children.It is an ENTIRE ORGANISED CRIME RACKET.They have taken women above 50 years to avoid any Suspicion.

To make children unconscious, they carry chloroform ,Alcohol and Drugs with them beneath their clothes.Once the child in their custody ,they are sold to Brokers,Brothels and PIMPS who later use them for BEGGING during the day and Prostitution at the NIGHT.

Recently, Mumbai police caught five females at Dolbhat Talao for kidnapping kids.
There is an ENTIRE MAFIA associated with this FILTHY FLESH TRADE.This industry is GROWING day by day and will not STOP unless we Raise our VOICES.

Here is the photos...

The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide

Hemant Verma - 4:56 PM
Not everyone has had the opportunity to take the time and read a ton of information on online privacy, but I will explain what I know in detail to make things easier. Sometimes we all worry about our privacy being leaked somehow to the internet, but with a little care and measures taken you will never have to worry about something like that happening to you. Today I would like to go through some very important steps you should use to watch out for attacks and prevent them from happening.

Trusting with Social Media

I know in today’s society everyone likes to share their events with family and friends through social media, but the majority of the time most have total strangers also. You should make sure who you have as friends on these social media sites as sharing too much information can be a very common thing.
Did you know that most social media sites contain a GPS system for all your posts allowing people to see where you are posting from whether it is text or photos? Turning these sorts of features off is vital for your own personal safety and to help prevent any sort of privacy invasion.

Creating Complex Password

Using the internet means you will have multiple accounts floating around in cyber space. It is wise to have unique and complex passwords attached to these accounts especially if they are accounts that may contain very personal information such as bank statements or credit card numbers. If you are like me and have problems creating complex passwords on the fly, then you might want to check out generators online, or check out some really nice detail guides on how to transform an everyday password into something hard to crack.

Unsolicited Emails and Filtering

There have been many cases where people get scammed due to email phishing and fraudulent government mail. How email phishing works is frauds will attempt to contact you with an address that looks relatively similar to its official counterpart in order to fool the user into giving up important information. 
Try to stay away from any attachments that might be added with these types of email as they could be malware or system hostage bugs. Some of the information these scams usually request are:
  • Home Addresses
  • Full Names
  • Medical ID Numbers
  • Social Security Numbers

Disposing of Devices Correctly

Everyone has a few old devices lying around the house, phones, old beat up hard drives, and even tablets. These devices should be properly disposed of as they could contain vital information without you even knowing, even though it is a physical object it can affect your online life. Take the time to properly format drives and delete old contacts, if you have problems doing so you can look online for digital manuals that can guide you through the process.

Public Wi-Fi Use

It is now easier to find free public Wi-Fi than it is to get a free glass of water, but did you know these connections are extremely unreliable? Most Wi-Fi connections are not secured and can be hacked by a lurker attempting to steal someone's identity or banking information.
There are many hackers that use luring public network names to basically reel in people. Once connect to “Free Network” you are now going to get streamed and even stripped of all private information. A great way to make sure you don’t fall victim to these types of scams is to ask around to see if it is a legit connection. If at a café don’t be afraid to ask the waiters, as it could potentially bite you in the rear.

Virtual Private Networks

These are tools to mask the users from basically anything online, if connecting to a public Wi-Fi network you instantly become undetectable. It is highly recommended to activate a virtual private network when outbound, as it can protect your system from malware or human invasions. Getting into detail, what the program does is takes all the information that goes into and out of your system and scrambles it, using encryption software, making it unreadable to hackers.
This is also a great way to bypass restriction like country censorship and administrative blocks. When traveling, a virtual private network can be used for many purposes, and that is why it is high on my list of online security.


With people being more aware of what’s out there, the anti-virus market has risen and now is flooded with many mainstream brands. I will say that most anti-virus programs due offer their own unique look at online crime fighting. Taking the time to look through them all and research them would be your best bet as some might not be offering what you are looking for.
The good thing about anti-virus software is that you will always be warned if being attacked and will always be updated to fight against some of the more advanced malware and malicious website phishing schemes.
I hope you are able to put some of these protection methods into practice and keep yourself safe when surfing the web. Knowing what threats are out there and knowing how to disable them is the best thing anyone can learn as a computer user. Identity theft is a serious matter and with technology becoming easier to handle, I am afraid things will only get easier for criminals.

About The Author:

This guest post was contributed by Caroline on behalf of, one of the best possible online sources for information regarding internet security. Caroline is a technology enthusiast and blogger who enjoys writing about technology and her main area of interest is internet security.

Top 10 Ways Teenagers Can Make Money Online

Hemant Verma - 6:24 PM
Money is the only phrase which attracts users from a highly skilled business man to a common young child. Teenagers are known as the most vital asset of a nation, but usually they spend most of their time playing video games and surfing the internet which is destroying their capabilities. According to the scientific approach Teens are the brightest aspect of the world, so its time to make them realize that instead of wasting their precious time on uneventful activates they need to concentrate on building their future. However, they are adopting insignificant traditions due to lack of proper guidance. 

For Music Lovers

1. Music Xray-Sign up for free to become a fan. *You must have a Facebook account to use the fan side of the website because the site is built around Facebook functionality. Answer some questions about the type of music you like and start receiving music to listen to in your inbox. Get paid up to $0.10 for each song you listen to. The minimum payout amount to PayPal is $20. 

2. Slice the Pie-Upon signing up, there will be some questions asking about the type of music you like. Songs will then be displayed for you to choose from. Write a review (between 4-5 sentences) and receive payment. Most reviews pay $0.09, and you can redeem to your PayPal once you have earn $10. Earn more money by referring your friends to try the service! My students, of course, do not like to write! However, we were able to talk through a quick writing template for each review so that their time was maximized. 
Sentence 1: Did you like the song?
Sentence 2: Why or why not?
Sentence 3: What stood out in the song (beat, melody, vocals, etc)?
Sentence 4: What did the song make you want to do (i.e. workout, dance,sleep, etc)?
Sentence 5: Would you recommend the song and why or why not?

Blogging/Social Media Options For  Teens To Make Money

3. Bubblews (parental consent needed)-Get paid for your thoughts, opinions, experiences through social media. Receive compensation from advertisement revenue-share based on the number of likes, comments, and views your post receives. You can redeem to your PayPal once your account has reached $50. This site reminds me of Tumblr with the built in network of users and tags that you can search for and follow.

4. MyLikes (parental consent needed)-Create a social website that you own and share content you like on Twitter, Pinterest,, Facebook, Tumblr, and any other social media site that you have. You will be shown an estimate of how much you can make based on your gallery. Payment options include PayPal, Amazon gift cards, and wire transfers. For PayPal and Amazon, you will need at least $20 for redemption. Payment is made weekly if you have a lifetime PayPal balance of less than $10,000 and have earned at least $20 that week. If you have made more than $10,000; you will be on a monthly payment schedule. Wire transfers need to have at least $50.

Ways For Teens To Make Money Doing Gaming and Website Testing

5. Game Testers-Sign up to become a game tester. No gaming experience is needed, and there are games for all platforms available. There are only a certain number of slots available to sign up and become a tester on a daily basis, so the best time to check would be in the morning. If you qualify for a study, there will be several options to receive payment.

6. Userlytics-Become a website tester. You will need a webcam as this will be used to record your reactions. Make sure that if you are testing, sit in front of a blank wall so that there is no identifiable information about you. Tasks include speaking your thoughts outloud about the website, video, or prototype. Note: Not all tasks require the use of a webcam. Payment per test is $10 (PayPal), sometimes more depending on the test and will take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Most tests need to be completed within 2-3 hours.

Ways For Teens To Make Money Online With Get Paid To Sites/Ads

7. Perk TV-Combination website and mobile phone app. Available on iPhone,iPod touch, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows phones (yes, I said Windows!), and some Kindle devices. I’m not going to go into extreme detail with this (that’s another blog post), but I will say that you should easily make $5 a month in passive income. I joined on July 21, 2014, and I currently average between 700-1000 points a day on the videos alone. If you are thinking about joining Swagbucks, check to see if it is available through Perk first and earn a quick 10,000 points! Every 1000 points is equivalent to $1, except for the PayPal redemption. The Perk TV app is available to users in the countries of US, UK, CA, IN, and AU. *New: Earn points taking trivia quizzes. ****As of January 30,2015; I am not recommending this app until they change back to their old point system for videos.

8. Designing a LOGO to earn money:

Teens are known for their creativity this is the reason why most they have vast knowledge about designing. they love to play with colors and prefer designing Logos. There are many online companies which require logo for their community and on this occasion teenagers can convert their talent into money by designing awesome logo. To design perfect logo they need to learn Photoshop, and if they have full command on Photoshop then they can work as professional designers. Learning Photoshop is not complicated at all it requires just few months to get use to it. Following are website where teens can sell their logos. : Where anyone can earn up to $50/Logo : A Place where anyone can design logos and can earn up to $500/Logo.

9. Giving Lessons Online – Teaching:

Scientifically teens are the most promising aspect of a nation. Teenagers are capable enough to start their own online community. Where they can teach other on specific topics and can earn lavishly. By sharing their inspiring ideas they are not only educating others but also providing awareness among the younger generation.

10. Vlogging – Earning on YouTube:

Vlogging is a shorter version of Video Blogging it is a type of blogging in which video is used as a medium. With Vlogging teenager can make money easily without any stress. They can start off their career in Vlogging by creating a video on any topic that they like the most i.e. SEO, Blogger, Cooking, Sport and etc, once the video is created they can upload it to YouTube and can make extra money with their Google Adsense account.  

This is the reason why they accept every proposal which is offered online. Teenagers of 21st century are smart and courageous enough to start their own online business which will allows them to earn extra cash. Few teenagers, as young as fourteen have discovered unique ideas to earn, more then a man working from a nine to five job. Usually they required some sort of money to fulfill their needs.  They can give a huge boost to their pocket money if they are keen to earn. There are many ways they can make extra money on-line or off-line, as their interest. However, it appears to be an uphill task but if They maintain balance between online working and daily life success can be achieved. So today we will discuss how young teens can earn more money online.

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