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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Android ICS Stock OS for Samsung Galaxy S2 and Guide for How to Flash using ODIN

ODIN DOWNLOAD LINK

UK version of ICS for Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Drivers



Odin Flashing Guide I9100XWLP7: How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to Official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware

To those who are struggling to upgrade their Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to the Official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade with build number I9100XWLp7. This method is useful if you are having issues updating on Kies server due to some reasons that your devices is currently running with unofficial firmware or by means of rooting and etc, that’s the main reasons why Kies or OTA update ignores from updating. This is the step by step procedure on how to manually upgrade to ICS 4 by way of using Odin downloader tool, as used by many advance users instead of Kies. All you need to have is the original and unmodified official I9100XWLp7 stock firmware that has been build according to your country or carrier providers.
Firmware Flashing Precaution
This method is a little bit risky to those who doesn’t have any experiences in tweaking around the phone’s operating system, just do some extra caution when you decide to do such flashing. This guide are meant for advance users only.  If your Galaxy s2 currently runs with an official firmware, I always recommended  to update or upgrade on Kies or via OTA only.
Disclaimer: AndroidROMupdate  shall be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide.
Step 1: Grab the relevant files for flashing
- Odin Downloader tool
- Samsung Galaxy S2 USB driver, (Only needed if you do not have Kies installed on your PC)
Stock ROMs: choose the correct firmware according to your device country and carrier origin. These firmware may have the same firmware build number but it has it’s own specific default settings for each country.
Note: These stock ROM is for Samsung Galaxy S2 with product code GT-I9100 only. Do not ever attempt to flash this ROM on any other US, Canada and Australia Galaxy S2 variants like the following.
* AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD SGH-i727
* Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100G
* China Telecom Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos
* Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE SHV-E120S
* Virgin Mobile and Bell in Canada Samsung Galaxy S II 4G SGH-T959V
* AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Attain SGH-I777
* T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-T989, Samsung Hercules
* Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710, Samsung Within
* Telus Samsung Galaxy S II X SGH-T989D.
* AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-I927, Samsung Gidim
* Rogers Samsung Galaxy S II LTE SGH-i727R
You should check first your device’s model number in Settings » About phone. or type this code *#1234#.
Product Code: dial this code > *2767*4387264636#
example: UK Generic is GT-I9100LKAXEU
Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Product Code: GT-I9100LKASEB
Latest firmware: Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OXXLPH/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 8:39:19 PM
Germany
Product Code: GT-I9100LKADBT
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100DBTLP5/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/9/2012 11:50:27 AM
Germany (O2)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAVIA
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100VIALP2/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 6:29:25 PM
Ireland (O2)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAO2I
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100O2ILP1/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/10/2012 3:23:34 PM
Italy
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAITV
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OXILP5/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 6:42:38 PM
Italy (Wind)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAWIN
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100WINLP2/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/10/2012 9:23:15 PM
Italy (H3G)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAHUI
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100HUILP5/I9100NELP3/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/10/2012 9:20:35 PM
Netherlands
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAXEN
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100XENLP3/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/9/2012 7:28:17 PM
Norway (Telenor)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKATEN
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100TENLP1/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 7:10:09 PM
Russia
Product Code: GT-I9100LKASER
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OXELP7/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 7:11:08 PM
Spain
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAFOP
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OXXLPH/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 8:39:19 PM
Switzerland
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAAUT
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OXXLPH/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/6/2012 5:35:22 PM
Turkey
Product Code: GT-I9100LKATUR
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OJVLPB/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/10/2012 6:02:48 PM
United Kingdom / Ireland
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAXEU
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100XEULP5/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/9/2012 12:17:27 PM
United Kingdom (Carphone Warehouse)
Product Code: GT-I9100LKACPW
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100CPWLP5/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/9/2012 11:09:27 AM
Added:
Bahrain
Product Code: GT-I9100LKAARB
Latest firmware: I9100XWLP7/I9100OJVLPB/I9100XXLPS/I9100XWLP7
Release Date: 4/12/2012 12:17:20 PM
After downloaded the stock ROM, extract it using winrar,winzip,7zip or other extracting program you have.
Step 2: Some preparation before flashing
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
- Use the USB cable wire for your Galaxy S2.
- Make sure that your galaxy S2 battery is fully charge.
- Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.
- Remember or back up the APN settings of your device.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
- Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.
Now, if you have those things all done, get ready to have some crackling thing in your device.
Step 3: Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ is remains checked.
Now, click on the PDA button, then select and load the I9100XWLP7_I9100XXLPS_I9100XENLP3_HOME.tar.md5  ( I used UK firmware on this guide, firmware build numbers will vary on other countries) that you have previously extracted.
Step 4: Boot your Galaxy S2 into Download Mode.
To put your galaxy S2 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or decline.
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.
Step 5: Flash it!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.
It may only takes about 3 to 5 minutes, depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in along time. Disconnect the phone, remove battery, re-insert it, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus.  Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.
The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “S” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.
Boot in recovery mode – press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.
How to reboot Samsung Galaxy S2 into Recovery mode
1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S2 in Normal mode.
How to reboot Samsung Galaxy S2 into Recovery mode
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.
Change the default text to your desired language.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pencil Vs Camera: A New Era

Pencil Vs Camera is ‘new visual invention’ which mixes drawing, photography, imagination and reality. Creator Ben Heine says the initial idea of this “Pencil Vs Camera” concept came by coincidence while he was writing a letter.



Example Gallery of Ben Heine’s Pencil vs. Camera:


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5 Steps to Ensure Computer is Secure

  1. Check to see if you have antivirus protection. Most computers (desktops and laptops)come with antivirus protection. However, most times the protection is limited and you eventually have to pay for full service. A good free antivirus software is AVG free Edition, which you can download at www.download.com.
  2. Check to see if your Windows Defender is on. Go into your Control Panel then click System and Security. If you do not see Windows Defender that does not necessarily mean you don't have it. If you do not see it then close the Control Panel. Click the Windows Start Menu and in the search box type "Windows Defender. If it shows up, great! If not, download it from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17. After it is downloaded, open it. Turn it on, and then let it do a full computer scan. Once done, it should protect you from any unwanted spyware.
  3. Check to see if your Windows Firewall is on. Take the same steps to find the Windows Defender. This time, it will definitely be in the system and security section.
  4. Update Windows with the latest updates, patches, and service packs.
  5. Download SpyBot Search and Destroy from download.com. Let it do a full system scan and remove any unwanted spyware.

7 Steps to Learn a Programming Language

  1. Decide what you want to do. Some programming applications with strong Web presence and good materials for beginners are game programming, Web site creation, automation of common tasks ("scripting"), text processing, and scientific problem solving. If you just think programming would be cool to learn and don't have any specific applications in mind, that's okay, but thinking about what you want to program in advance will help you make informed decisions during your learning experience. Also remember that programming can be a frustrating job if you don't pay proper attention or make too many mistakes while writing code.
  2. Choose a programming language. Firstly learn a simple language such as Python. It will teach you a lot.Then move on to C/C++ to understand how exactly programs run and interact. Perl and Java are other popular languages for beginners. Research your target application to learn if there are languages you should definitely know (e.g. SQL for databases) or avoid. Don't be confused by jargon like "object-oriented", "concurrent", or "dynamic"; these all mean things, but you won't be able to understand them until you actually have some programming experience.
  3. Find learning resources. Search the Web for good places to start on the languages mentioned above, and be sure to check the language's home page (if it has one) for an official guide or handbook. Also, find someone who already knows how to program. Online tutorials are nice, but they can be frustrating at times if you can't get answers to specific questions. Sometimes library and videos help a lot.
  4. Start small. You can't expect to write a bestselling 700-page masterpiece if you have no practical writing experience; programming is the same way. Start with basic constructs and write small programs (10 to 30 lines) to test your understanding of the concepts. Stretch yourself, but don't try to run before you can walk.
  5. Put in the time. It takes many hours of practicing problem-solving skills on different types of problems before you can call yourself an expert. Project Euler has many small programming assignments, ranked roughly by difficulty, that are useful for honing your skills and keeping in practice. Also learn making flowcharts.
  6. Keep at it. Programming can be very frustrating, but successfully completing a program can be intensely satisfying and pleasing. Don't give up if you don't understand a concept; programming can be a very abstract thing to learn. When working on a particularly intricate problem, take periodic breaks to let your brain relax and relegate the problem to your subconscious mind. Make a good schedule for working.
  7. Keep learning. Knowing one programming language is good, but knowing four or five is better. Regardless of what language you use most often, having knowledge of others to draw on will make you a better programmer and better able to understand common constructs and problems in the abstract. So learn several programming languages, especially two or three with different design philosophies, such as Lisp, Java, and Perl. But learn each of them properly.

8 Steps to Become a Tech Savvy


An easy-to-follow guide on how to become comfortable cool and "savvy" with technology.

  1. Use Google. Google is your friend. If you have a question about something or need to research a certain topic, search using Google.
  2. Find info about Computers. Find info about computers. Info can be in E-books, on websites, or even in books you can find at your local library. As it says in the last tip use Google to find them. Also you might want to use Usenet to find some info about computers.
  3. Be knowledgeable in many fields. For example, you may never need or want to pick up a digital camera or be able to answer questions about it but it is worth your while to get an understanding of what a digital camera is because it increases your know-how. Everything you learn will come in handy at some point in your life.
  4. Become an expert. What is something technology-related that interests you and that you enjoy? Say it's blogging using Wordpress; research the topic and get to know how to use things first hand.
  5. Learn how to treat computer Viruses, Spyware, and And learn how to avoid Malware. Some great Anti-Virus/Spyware programs are Avast, Malwarebytes, Spybot, AVG, and Spyhunter. There are many Anti-Virus/Spyware programs out there, and some are free.
  6. Learn How to Program. Programming is one of the most important skills in technology, if no one could program there would be no world wide web or even Windows! We wouldn't even have video games, Mp3 players, or just about anything else electronic. (We would still have lights, of course.) Some programming languages are Python (Recommended for beginners), C, C++, C#, Java and PHP. You can learn some programming at websites all over the web. If you want to start programming, try HTML. There are some very nice tutorials at http://www.w3schools.com/
  7. Use a Unix or Linux The Unix family of operating systems are very common with some of the most tech savvy people in the world. This family of operating systems is free, in there price and you are free to view the source code used in them. In these families of operating systems there is also better programming tools and better technical tools than what you can find on windows. A easy distribution of Linux for people who are new to Linux is the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, It can be found at http://www.ubuntu.com
  8. Join an online community of other tech gurus and don't be afraid to ask questions.

5 Steps to Be a Computer Genius

  • Work on the computer and figure out what does what. Such as on a Mac computer what happen when you hit a picture with two fingers on the trackpad. If you have a friend who likes fiddling with machines, feel free to ask him/her for tips or explanations on certain components on the computer you are wondering about, such as how they work.

  •   Go to the Internet and type in something on Google like "computers for beginners" or go to a store and buy the book "Computers for Dummies".

  •   Experiment with what you know and thus learn what you don't know.

  • Study computer languages such as C++ and Python. These languages will help you making programs and websites.

  • Go to a computer institute and sign in to learn things that will help you such as the ISDL and other great things.

    * Following the above requires lot of effort and passsion. Obviously, Nothing can be attained unless an effort is made.

5 Steps to Become an Entrepreneur

        An entrepreneur is someone who creates his or her own business. An elementary study of economics teaches us about the four factors of production, material, labour, capital and the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur brings all the three other factors together for production to take place. He is the visioner and risk taker.
Here's how to become your own boss.

  • Think of a great idea. If a great idea comes to you, evaluate if it is realistic. Think of cost, manufacturing time, and popularity.Always be open to different ideas. Ask and record if people would actually buy the product. If you don't have an idea yet, it is a good start to think of your target market first. Then brainstorm a list of things like places they shop, things they like, and things you like. Narrow the list down to about three items, keeping cost, manufacturing time, and popularity in mind. Find the easiest, most realistic product you can realistically offer.
  • Write a business plan. Include details and descriptions, and plan everything out realistically. Take your time and evaluate your product at each section.
    The sections of a good business plan include:
    • Product description: develop your product. What will it look like? What materials will you need? Make your product eye-catching.
    • Market Analysis: Who is your market? Where do they shop? Where are they located?
    • Competition: Who is your competition? What are their strengths? How will you beat them?
    • Marketing: How will you market your product? What kind of image do you want to display? Where will you advertise? What is your tagline? What is your packaging like?
    • Sales: Where will you sell? How will you get your customers to buy? When will you sell? What is your estimated sales forecast?
    • Manufacturing: How do you make your product? Explain this in detailed steps. What materials do you need to make your product? When and where will you manufacture? What is your COGS (cost of goods sold)?
    • Finance: how much money do you need to start your business? What is your gross profit?

      Or, don't write a business plan. A business plan is a work of fiction, anyway. If you don't have much experience in business, or the market is new and unknown, a business plan might be a waste of time, or, worse, a path to self-delusion. Plan just enough to make your first sale. The main thing is to make at least one customer happy, and complete the entire cycle of "make product, sell product" as quickly as possible. Then you will have a business, and then you might be in a position to understand some problems of the sort that extensive planning can help solve.

  • Pitch your idea to any potential investor to get money to start your company. If you have a good idea, they will love to invest their money in your company. Make a PowerPoint presentation explaining why your product is the best, including each part of your business plan in the presentation. Tell them how much your estimated gross profit is and how much percentage of that they will earn in interest. Many VCs are not set up to make you successful. A wonderful success for you might be to earn $80,000 a year doing work you love. Starting small and pleasing a small number of customers at first is a high-probability way to get there. A VC will not allow such a success to happen, because a VC's strategy is to become a billionaire by rolling the dice on many low-probability but potentially gigantic-returning businesses. The price you pay for taking on a VC is control: control of your dream. If you can get the business started without spending a lot of money, that might be your best route.
  • Sell. Sell and distribute your product. If you're getting revenue, then you're in business. You're testing your theories about the market, you're finding out what really works and what doesn't, and you're getting fuel for more ideas and improvements. If you're not getting revenue, then it's all in your head.
  • Hang out with entrepreneurs. By meeting entrepreneurs socially, you gain contacts and hear about opportunities. More importantly, you learn how entrepreneurs think. You pick up their attitudes, their nose for opportunity, their willingness to explore every idea and its opposite (they know that often both work), their contrarian nature, the great diversity in their styles.

“Amen” — its Origin, Use, and Meaning

          There's a word at the end of every prayer, the word “Amen”. Where did this word come from, why do we say it, and what does it mean? It still remains a myth. So here it is. As you read and traverse through the end, you have a clear understanding about it.

  • Origin of “Amen”

The word “Amen” makes its first appearance in the Bible under the most solemn circumstances. When a husband accused his wife of adultery, and she protested her innocence, and she had not been caught in the act, the matter was settled by God under the test of bitter water (Num 5:12-31). The woman was taken to the priest, and the priest put her under oath. She submitted to a ceremony in which she drank some water containing dust from the tabernacle floor. If she had committed adultery, she was be cursed with a wasting disease, but if she did not get sick, then she was proven innocent and her husband was proven wrong.
During the ceremony, when the priest pronounced the curse, the woman was required by God to say, "Amen, Amen". (Num 5:22). That is the first occurrence of the word in scripture. The Lord commands it to be said by a person who is yielding herself to examination by him in his presence.
The word “Amen” probably goes back a long way. Some think it is of pagan origin (there was an Egyptian god called Amen-Ra). Perhaps that ancient usage reflects an even earlier existence of the word. As to its use in the Bible, however, we first encounter the word in this commandment spoken by the Lord (Num 5:22).
  • Why do we say “Amen”?

The word “Amen” is almost always the last word of a solemn statement. In the first example, it was said by the woman at the end of the priest's pronouncement of the curse and of her taking the oath. We find the word “Amen” as the last word in several instances in the Bible.
·  The word is found in the last verses of the Bible (Rev 22:20-21).
·  The first three books of Psalms end with Amen (Psa 41:13, Psa 72:19, Psa 89:52).
·  Most books of the New Testament end with it (KJV).
·  In the land of Israel, when a prayer or prophecy was made, or a law of God was read, "All the people said, “Amen”" (Neh 5:13, 8:6).
·  The Lord’s example prayer ends with “Amen” (Mtt 6:13).
·  Paul uses the word seven times in his letter to the Romans at the end of doxologies or benedictions  (Rom 1:25, Rom 9:5, Rom 11:36, Rom 15:33, Rom 16:20,24,27)
·  Paul implies that people should say “Amen” at the end of a prayer in church (1Co 14:16).
The word “Amen” appears therefore to be the fitting last word for solemn utterances made before God.
  • Meaning of “Amen”

Oddly, to get a scriptural answer to what “Amen” means, we go to a place where it is used not as the last word but the first word. Jesus would often start a solemn statement by saying "Verily" or "Truly". In John's gospel (eg Jhn 3:3) Jesus is recorded as using the word twice in succession, "Verily, verily, I say to you...". This is actually the word “Amen”.
When we compare an instance of this in Mark, with the same statement in Luke, we find Mark has left the word untranslated (just as αμην “Amen”), but Luke has translated it using the word αληθος "Truly". (Mark 9:1, Lke 9:27). This shows us that the underlying meaning of the word “Amen” is truth and verity. It is a solemn affirmation. When we say, “Amen” we are saying, "Yes before God I agree with that, I believe that to be true, I want that to be so".
In some other interesting and helpful passages...
·  Instead of saying, "Amen, Amen" Jeremiah paraphrased the second Amen in his statement, "Amen, the Lord do so" (Jer 28:6).
·     One of God’s names or titles is "The God of Truth". If we left the last word untranslated, the title would read, "The God of Amen" (Isa 65:16).
·     Paul uses the word as an affirmation when he says of Christ, "For as many as may be the promises of God, in him they are 'yes' and in him 'Amen'" (2Co 1:20).
·     One of the names of Jesus is "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness" (Rev 3:14).
These passages show us that the word “Amen” is a solemn affirmation of truth, a special word that we can use whenever we have said (or heard) something that is true before God.
Amen....

10 Optimus Prime Quotes Useful in the Workplace


Optimus Prime, the Leader of the Autobots, says a lot of cool things. Most of it is very inspirational and motivates you to achieve beyond your full potential. Occasionally he’ll spew out a wacky line or two that seems kinda funny when it wasn’t meant to be.
The great Autobot leader has a bunch of famous quotes that you can use in your everyday life. I have compiled 10 such lines and they appear below in no particular order. Use them at your own risk.n :P :P
 
“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.”
Source: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
Context: Sam Witwicky, being the whiny little bitch that he is, just wants to party his head off at the local U in the middle of a Decepticon invasion. Prime urges Sam to answer his calling and help the Autobots save Earth and everyone on it.
When to use: If you are in charge of a project and your whiny staff members are just watching the clock and waiting to go home, inspire them a little by using this line. Suggest that the project is their calling and they are the only ones who can see it to completion. You can always fire their sorry ass if they are still unmotivated.
 
“Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.”
Source: Optimus Prime’s motto on his Tech Spec bio since G1
Context: N/A
When to use: If your boss wants you to work overtime on nights and/or weekends with no overtime pay, throw this line in his face. Freedom is a right, including freedom to not work.
 
“Sometimes even the wisest of men and machines can be in error.”
Source: Transformers (1984), SOS Dinobots
Context: After the Dinobots saved Optimus and most other Autobots, Prime admits his previous error in judgment of locking away the Dinobots.
When to use: This is an excellent line to use when you have made an error and people have found out about it. Not only do you man up to the mistake you made, you also make the implication that errors are bound to happen and they will be made by everyone given enough time. Almost makes you look good for making the mistake in the first place.
 
“We lost a great comrade, but gained new ones. Thank you, all of you. You honor us with your bravery.”
Source: Transformers (2007)
Context: After the battle with the Decepticons, Prime laments the loss of Jazz, but simultaneously acknowledges their new found friendship with their human allies.
When to use: Management loves to save dollars by slashing the jobs of senior level personnel and replacing them with cheaper workers of less skill and less experience. The thinking here is that the company can pay less and still get the same quality of work as before. Those of us that have been in any industry long enough know that this is rarely the case. But we all know management just loves bad decisions so this is a practice that will continue til the end of time. And when it does happen and you are welcoming the new substitutes into the fold, you can greet them with this line. Losing the great comrade refers to the senior member that was let go, and the new personnel does indeed honor you with their bravery because they have no idea what they’re getting into without the senior member present.
 
“Like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye.”
Source: Transformers (2007)
Context: Optimus ponders on how amazing the humans can be.
When to use: Let’s say you suspect a rival company is up to something. Or let’s say there’s some bad blood going on between your dept/team/group with another one in the same company and you suspect they’re up to no good. That will be the perfect time to whip out this line. You are implying they can be just as crafty as you are, and this is a light warning that you should take heed of their activities.
 
“I will accept this burden with all that I am!”
Source: Transformers War For Cybertron
Context: Cybertron/Primus has chosen Optimus to inherit a portion of his Spark to take with him to the stars. Optimus bravely steps forward and receives the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
When to use: You have just been handed a project and you want to let your boss know he has made the right choice in letting you hold the reins. Show your enthusiasm by uttering this line, loud and clear. Don’t be shy. Management loves people who appear to take responsibility. If the project really does suck, turn around and give it to one of your underlings.
 
“There’s a thin line between being a hero and being a memory.”
Source: Transformers (1984), More Than Meet’s The Eye Part 3
Context: Ironhide tries to battle the Decepticons all by himself and sustains damage. Optimus shares a bit of wisdom with this impulsive warrior that is way past his prime.
When to use: In every office, there are individuals that love to volunteer the entire team into taking on more assignments or doing more work. While that’s great for these over-caffeinated workaholics, you rather spend your spare time napping or playing golf. Curb their enthusiasm by using this quote. Pretend you care by letting them know that if they do too much too soon, they may burn themselves out and not be able to work at all.
 
“We’re putting your company into bankruptcy.”
Source: Transformers (1984), Make Tracks
Context: Prime and company attack a Decepticon installation that was converting stolen human cars into Decepticon drone warriors.
When to use: You are negotiating with a rival company. Thing’s aren’t going well and you’ve had enough. Threaten them a little with this quote. Show them the meaning of “Hostile Takeover”, Transformer style.
 
“Until that day… till all are one.”
Source: Transformers The Movie (1986)
Context: A dying Optimus Prime addresses the Autobots with these final words as he hands the Matrix over to Ultra Magnus.
When to use: A delivery date is fast approaching and your boss wants an update on the status of the project. If the project is not going well, or if you simply don’t have any freakin’ clue on how it’s going, then it is time to answer with this line. This response is cool enough that it sounds like you have given the update and taken responsibility for its status, but at the same time you didn’t actually say anything. Your boss is free the interpret the meaning of this response. More often than not, he’ll just be too embarrassed to ask you what you really mean because he’s afraid he might look stupid. Use that to your advantage.
 
“It’s been an honor serving with you all.”
Source: Transformers (2007)
Context: Optimus addresses his troops before their next battle, where he plans to sacrifice himself against overwhelming odds.
When to use: When you’ve been fired for using any of these quotes in the manner listed above. lol!!!!! :P :)