Friday, July 31, 2009

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

If Obama makes a mistake of any caliber, would he be impeached quicker than a white president?

I've been wondering about this since Obama was elected.
For example, if Obama was to lie to the public like Bush II did about Iraq, would their be any hesistation to impeach him because of his skin color? Bush II got away with this lie but I'm not so sure that Obama could.



Loss and gain of time

If any person travels from India to US, there is gain in time.
If travels from US to India there is loss of time. Why?



Answer1:
this is not physics issue... hope u have heard of timezones.. IST.. EST.. PST ..this is due to the difference in these timezones

Answer2:
Conventions for standardization of time (you see on wristwatch).

Answer3:
Yes,when we go from INDIA to US there is a gain of time and vice-versa. This is because earth rotates from west to east and US is in west from INDIA so if we go with plane,the relative velocity of plane will increase as plane goes from east to west and vice-versa.



What are Supermassive Black Holes?

A supermassive black hole is a black hole with a mass equivalent to many millions of stars and therefore very different from the normal black holes. Until recently they were considered as a mere work of fiction, some thought they only existed in active quasars. Now science believes that there is a supermassive black hole at the center of each and every galaxy including our good old milky way (3 billion times the size of our own sun).

Black holes once considered being the most destructive and dangerous forces of universe now turned out to be responsible for the formation of galaxies and therefore life as we know it.

MSN- Yahoo Deal Will it Affect Google?

It will take time for microsoft to take over google Search market.

Yahoo clutter + Microsoft unusability will not equal the ingeniousness that is Google.


Hard to beat google.
ppl can beat google in US or UK.
not in "world" stage.



Google has 65% of users and yahoo has 19%, MSN has 8.4% and other search engine is 7%.
After this deal they have to work on their stratgy (yahoo & MSN)
So it will take more time.
Where as bing is not giving relevant results.
So don't think they can give a threat to google





might be
no one thought firefox could take away this much market share away from IE the day it was launched
it depends on the quality n innovativeness of service they give
i think bing search is good as of now n the option u get will hovering to the right side of a search result is great






ya somewhere it would effect but not so soon
it will take 1-2years to give some effect on results table but yes it will be seen on google's result for sure

Friday, July 24, 2009

Orkut to take over Facebook

A few days back one of the users have put up an interesting question to the orkut team "why do you hear the name face book in many of the english movies and why not orkut?" and "why the celebrities would only like to prefer facebook to orkut? - what makes the difference?"

Well at that time I don't have any answers to tell him but now feel glad to post this out. As my status reads - "Future prediction of the day:- Orkut going to take over facebook " that what you are hearing is in fact true



What new on orkut?

->Advanced support system to solve your orkut problems in no time.

If you have never been to the orkut Help Forum then you ought to take a look at it for once. Unlike the other help forums we provide solutions to your orkut problems in no time. You can try comparing it out with any of the other sites and see the difference

P.S:- Some of the typical problems requires the involvement of top contributers and orkut guides to solve out the issue. I am quite contented with friendly approach of the new orkut guides and encourage you to keep bringing up the new issues I assure you that we have been looking up at each and every issue posted at the help center there

->Increase of safety & security and privacy features over orkut

Now you don't need to worry abt the fake profiles anymore! we have been turning down all the suspected profiles and locking up their profiles so as to keep the orkut clean and more beautiful than ever :)

P.S:- We have made quite a few changes to the currently existing policies on orkut:-

a)Creation of fake profiles are no more an illegal issue You can create as many profile on orkut as you would like to! but subjected to the fact that we would lock over all those profiles if we find any unusual activity being carried out through it

b)Unlike frm your past experiences Now feel assured that we will remove all the profiles or communities which have been violating the ToS. We will review your complaints and respond through email in 15 days. However if you don't get a response in 15 days and feel that injustice has been done then you can forward me the issue with necessary details such as

Link of the profile/community you are reporting:-
Complete details regarding the reported content with link pointing out the violation of the topic from help center:-

For example if you are reporting about the profile regarding the usage of nude/porn pictures as profile display make sure to include the same in the details along with the link of the help topic forum

Eg:-
Details:-Nudity or Sexually Explicit Material
Link:-
http://www.google.com/support/orkut/bin/answer.py?answer=16198

P.S:-I don't respond to posts regarding impersonation or copyrighted issues and all the reports are meant to be done via report abuse option on orkut profiles. Also as my display picture would read out "Did you search first?", always make sure to check out the orkut help center[
http://help.orkut.com/support?p=CommMsgPost.aspx&hl=en-US] first before asking out a query

->Introduction of regular Updates which will never keep you feel "orkut is boring"

We have been occasionally introducing the new updates on orkut and would keep on moving a head so as to make your orkut experiences even better

A few of the Updates that have been introduced recently:-

3.1Introduction of "automatic face detection" system on orkut albums ;)

3.2Introduction of rating system to rank the existing orkut applications

3.3Introduction of orkut promote feature to show up your ads on other orkut profiles :D

3.4Turning down the ability of the users to post scraps containing anonymous links as a matter of safety and security policy over orkut.(Well the orkut team may choose to turn down this feature in the later updates as per the user interests but I personally feel that it is necessary so as to prevent users frm getting exposed to phishing links)

->Fixing of the existing bugs from time to time so as to keep moving a head :)

I am glad to inform you that we(the orkuteers) have been working out colleberately with the orkut guides since the last week to keep fixing the existing bugs to make your orkut experiences even better. A few of the recently fixed out issues :-

4.1.Users are unable to add videos from the youtube site

Details:-Please enter a valid YouTube url.

4.2.Users are sometimes unable to scrap the users not present in their friend list or if their posts contain links/basic orkut smileys that are prescirbed by the orkut.

Details:-"The content you're posting looks like spam, so it's being sent to the recipient's spam folder. Surprised? Keep your computer clean by running an anti-virus program. You can get one with the Google Pack"

4.3.Users are unable to send scraps to their friends.

Details:-"Posting to this user has been temporarily disabled"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bing Image of The Day 23 July 2009



Green Turtle, Maui, Hawali -- Reinhard Dirschert / Visuals Unlimited Inc

Bing Wallpaper Green Turtle on July 23.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Black hole may act as pathway

Does black hole can provide a pathway between different part universe?

If black hole is able to do so than we can make a portal like that for moving different part of universe.As we know if we want to reach the distinct part of our galaxies & universe because our instrument can gain the speed of em waves not more than that
but if we want to reach the different part of universe than we required some thing than shorten the path or more many time faster than em waves.

A doubt in Special Relativity

I was reading a introductory text on Special Relativity. It said somthing about Space time which I couldn't logically suffice.
For space time interval, we have the relationaship :

s^2 = (x^2)+(y^2)+(z^2)+(ict)^2.

If this is the case, then, if something would have just stood where it is, and would have travelled only through time, the space time interval in travells would have shortened (as i^2=(-1) ) with passage of time. Should it not have increased with passing time, logically?

Another thing - How in the holy heaven did Einstein ever imagine that speed of light is independent? He certainly didn;t know about michaelson experiment when he came to this conclusion. Was it by Maxwell Equations (that speed of light depends only on permittivity & permeablity of medium)? If it was, then why didn't somone see that very obvious thing for decades?


Monday, July 20, 2009

Amazing Tata Docomo Ads

We Must Appreciate TV ads which are very creative like this!
This Advertisement of Tata Docomo are creating waves every where!


It uses the logo Objects as a new theme!
The objects present(each letter in word docomo) dances in its own pattern.
The Video of Docomo Ads are Here...

The Original Docomo ad article is here

http://www.chaaps.com/tata-docomo-advertisements-are-beautiful.html

You Can download and watch all 5 Videos of DOCOMO TV ads here
http://www.chaaps.com/tata-docomo-advertisements-are-beautiful.html

Also Watch This Docomo ad

Here is The Youtube Video



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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trust Breaker digg Hacks Your digg shortened urls

Have You Done Any URL shortening using digg??
Bad News for You,
whatever you have shortened using the digg.com...say the url like http://digg.com/d1npA4 will be redirected to its original content before..
But Digg has cheated all of us!
This UnTrusty Digg forwards the url to its Landing Page of Digg if You are not logged in with your digg account!
Rediculous!

Here are the Screenshots which you can understand the clear cheating of digg url shortner...
Have a look at the first Screenshot where the link http://digg.com/d1npA4 is shown


When a Logged in Digg user clicks The digg link everything is fine and good...
Have a look at this screen shot: No Problem when a Logged in user of digg clicks on digg shortened url...



Screenshot 3: Here lies the Problem..when a person other than digg user clicks on the same link it lands on the digg landing page!! so that digg has cheated clean and clearly! now forget about whatever urls u might have shortened using the (till-now) famous digg, Cause it fails in redirecting to your original source page, if the clicker is not a digg user!!!!!!
Have a Look at this Screenshot when a non-digger clicks on digg shortened url




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Francis Frank McCourt Death: Rest In Peace

Francis "Frank" McCourt (born 19 August 1930) is an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, best known as the author of Angela's Ashes.

Frank McCourt has died on July 19 2009 due to malignant melanoma with meningeal involvement


Frank Has passed away today

Responses:
It is the sadest news, Frank has passed away today. Gods speed. Thank you for your great words.
he was my shining example as a teacher!
RIP Frank McCourt
Wonderful Writer and Teacher! God bless you FrankIe
Lovely man. Wonderful sense of humor. Gifted writer.

I LOVE this man, his work and all he represented. I was lucky enough to hear him speak a year ago Thanksgiving and he was everything I hoped for- witty and charming- a truly unique storyteller. His message? Don't wait, live your life, experience it, don't let it pass you by :) Frank I'm starting right this minute!


R.I.P Frankie.
And, to the end, there was that wonderful Irish self-deprecating humor..

"I don't want funeral services or memorials. Let them scatter my ashes over the Shannon and pollute the river."

I was stunned by the news. May he rest in peace. The world is a richer place because of his work.

One of my favorite authors of all time. I am sad that there will be no more books! My thoughts go out to his family and fans! What a shame.

I loved Angela's ashes and have been putting off reading Tis. His work is so engaging and full of wit. Surely he faced his final struggle with the courage and humor he chose to share with us. RIP....

SLAN Frank!
I was so saddened to hear of Franks Passing. He was trully an inspirational writer. His Books put me in a time and place that made me understand what my family had endured as a strict Irish Catholic Family. Frank made me very proud to say I am Irish.
RIP Frank.
" May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows your Dead"

So sorry to hear of his passing. "Angela's Ashes" gave me nighmares, I couldn't put it down, and made my children be thankful for the food they ate. Thank you for such a memorable book.







Cause of Francis Frank McCourt Death:
How did Frank McCourt Die?
Pulitzer Prize winning author Mr Frank McCourt has died after a long battle with malignant melanoma with meningeal involvement at the age of 78.

His 3 follow up works are
Tis (1990)
Teacher Man (2005)
Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007) .

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse on July 22 in India

Total Solar Eclipse is on July 22 2009 in India which begins at 5:28 am.



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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

15th NAM Summit Opens in Cairo

Will Terror Top NAM Agenda??
NAM SUMMIT BEGINS IN EGYPT
Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt Starts His Speech..

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived in Egypt to attend the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit..............

Issues like global economic downturn,

terrorism,,

climate change

and food security

are expected to be on top of the agenda at the Summit.

Other summit themes are international solidarity for peace & development & current economic and financial crisis.

Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday with other bilateral meetings.

Dr. Manmohan Singh will address the plenary session of the NAM Summit


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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mumbai Terror Alert July 15

CNN IBN reporting and Times of India Reporting
Security Stepped up in Mumbai following Intelligence Report
Agencies: Public Places Like Banks, Mall, Railway stations, 5 start hotels on The terror hitlist..
The alert from Intelligence Bureau warned that at least 7 to 8 places in Maharashtra— a reputed bank in Mumbai & railway junction in Navi Mumbai—could be attacked.
The alert,which was dated on July 8, also contains photographs of the seven ‘targets’.....

But this alert did not specify the number of terrorists planning to enter Maharashtra and did not provide any information about possible local involvement.
Mumbai Terror Alert
More info on

Update:
Security in Churchgate and Andheri Intensified.
IB confirms terror Alert.
Mumbai on High Alert.
UN Warns of LeT attack.
UN official: The Lakshar May Attack India Again.
Three Railway Stations on Terrorist's HitList...
Pak-based Let still active in Pakistan and waiting to strike...

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Dash Snow is No More...
Dash Snow Photos..
Dash Snow, Downtown Artist, Said to Be Dead of Overdose
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Dash Snow, a promising young New York artist, died Monday night at Layfayette House, a hotel in Lower Manhattan.

Sacer. You gotta watch out for those hot shots. Especially if you’ve been clean for a while.

It’s tragic, but Dash walked it like he talked it. Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse. It might seem like a cliche, but that’s only if you didn't know the guy, who was intelligent and gifted, but also had a penchant for violence, unpredictability, impulsiveness.

Most of all, though, he was a sweet guy, not the sort of privileged, slumming asshole that people who didn’t know him assert when they hear about his de Menil pedigree. That was also part of his life, but it was never his fall back. He was committed to the edge.

Bye Sacer. RIP.


Sources tell Gawker that hard-living, cop-dodging artist, photographer, and graffiti writer Dash Snow has died from a heroin overdose at 27.











And here I really thought this guy would live a long and fruitful life, eventually passing on to his grandchildren the secrets of ejaculate art. Oh Dash, Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty

The problem with addiction is that you don't exactly "choose" to pursue it. I mean, you do have to make a serious, committed choice to breaking out of it. And not making that choice is a choice in itself.

But it's bigger than choice, too. It's like having too much weight on the bench press, and the bar is coming down on your chest, and someone says, "No! Just choose to lift it off!" At a certain point, it's no longer an option; you do need help. And we don't have any kind of idea what kind of help dude was getting. We don't know if he had some awesome people doing what they could but one jackass who kept hooking him up. We don't know. Yeah, it's grossly irresponsible to bring a kid into the world and then not to do everything you can to stay alive for that kid, but the bitch of addiction is that you know that and it's that kind of pressure that just makes you use harder.

I'm not trying to let the guy off the hook. I'm just saying that if addiction were an easy problem to solve, it wouldn't be the giant issue it is. And that the "what a dumbass" attitude isn't really helpful to anyone and probably isn't worth perpetuating. I mean, if someone's that worked up about the poor left-behind kid, consider that there's a good chance they'll still be here for said kid to read someday. That's what I'd want to see: a bunch of people who didn't know his story calling my dad a dumbass within minutes of learning he had died.


Actually, it kind of is. Heroin is so often the drug of choice for Park Avenue kids. It's like they're trying to do the worst thing they can imagine to freak their parents out.


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Youtube cuts support for IE6

Youtube cuts support for IE6. Step in the right direction to show MS that they should make people update - AND to produce better browsers...

YouTube is dropping support for IE6, if Facebook can follow suit then things will start to look very nice for the larger webdev community :)

YT is dropping IE6 support. I just had to spend 2 hours fixing a jQuery plugin to work in that damn browser.

Google is finally doing what we've all secretly wanted to - put the final nails in IE6's coffin:

So happy about the news that big sites are starting to phase out support for IE6. Update your goddamn browsers people, OR get a real one.

Why is YoutTube dropping IE6 support a thing? They're still supporting other versions of IE; it isn't dead yet (unfortunately).


This is a major step in the right direction for Youtube, as well as for the entire internet community. With a website as widespread and well known as Youtube directing IE6 users to modern web browsers, this could be the beginning of IE6’s long-awaited downfall. Other websites are sure to follow suite.

Microsoft’s failure to take action and shift it’s Internet Explorer users to newer versions of the web browser is largely responsible for keeping IE6 afloat. They should have made an attempt a long time ago to keep their users updated to the latest version of the software.

The recent Windows auto updates that helped install Internet Explorer 8 on computers everywhere may have contributed to the cause, but help was far overdue. When IE6 was released in 2001 there were no complaints. But as the internet evolved and more modern web browsers were released in following years, things had to change. Despite the constant uproar from the online community action was not taken against IE6, even as newer versions were released.



IE6 not to support YouTube Videos. YouTube doesn't work in Internet Explorer 6


YouTube ditching IE6 like a tired meme

People that use Internet Explorer 6 won't be able to watch youtube anymore.

YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye- Shared 37 times Judging by this screenshot taken by an IE6 use...

Google phasing out IE6 support

YES! Google is phasing out support for IE6


oh my god! That's hilarious! Youtube hates IE6's old balls. Probably in another 5 years IE6 will be out of the system

Internet Explorer 6 not to support Youtube Videos

that would be really funny maby give them a warning that ie6 is crap try using firefox/chrome would be amazing


I would seriously love to drop IE6 support for our sites, but I fear our customers wouldn't wear it?


YouTube is no longer supporting IE6 - yay!http://tr.im/siEK #IE6 #YouTube Will Be Next #iedeathmarch


YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye

YouTube to end support for IE6 - Nice to see a big site take this step: supporting IE6 is an expensive,...


WebWars, Google's Youtube set to reject IE6 users:


first digg talked about dropping IE6 support and now youtube also. funtastic! in august, #ie6 will be 8 years old. good riddance.



YouTube to drop IE6 support. Time to switch to Firefox or Opera in case you haven't already.

Finally its happening... finally: 'YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye



Most corporations that are locked to IE6 will probably block youtube anyway!

Besides, this warning isn’t saying they’re going to switch off access to IE6 users, it’s saying they are phasing out support. It may actually still “work” for months or years to come.


This is a major step in the right direction for Youtube, as well as for the entire internet community. With a website as widespread and well known as Youtube directing IE6 users to modern web browsers, this could be the beginning of IE6’s long-awaited downfall. Other websites are sure to follow suite.

Microsoft’s failure to take action and shift it’s Internet Explorer users to newer versions of the web browser is largely responsible for keeping IE6 afloat. They should have made an attempt a long time ago to keep their users updated to the latest version of the software.

The recent Windows auto updates that helped install Internet Explorer 8 on computers everywhere may have contributed to the cause, but help was far overdue. When IE6 was released in 2001 there were no complaints. But as the internet evolved and more modern web browsers were released in following years, things had to change. Despite the constant uproar from the online community action was not taken against IE6, even as newer versions were released.


This is a major step in the right direction for Youtube, as well as for the entire internet community. With a website as widespread and well known as Youtube directing IE6 users to modern web browsers, this could be the beginning of IE6’s long-awaited downfall. Other websites are sure to follow suite.


I saw a good doc on Yahoo’s strategy on this, which was “current version of supported browsers and one major version back. This isn’t that different from dropping IE 5.5 support when IE 7 shipped. My employer is also considering this, for similar reasons.



YouTube Will Be Next...WTF!! who uses IE6 anymore! c'mon ppl, move on to bigger n better things. CHROME!!!!!!






Indian reality shows - cheap copy of english ones

Saw a new reality show yday.. named " Jungle se mujhe bachao" ...
The Indian version of Im a celebrity- get me out of here ...
Right from KBC, to Big brother, to biggest loser, Indian Idol....
Even Rakhi swayamvar is who wants to marry a millionaire...
Im waiting for Beauty and the Geeks to be indianised...


Jungle .... also aims at TRP with an scene of 2 girls taking a bath, managing enough skin show ...
Big boss also had enough skin to it ...

Many shows have plumented to the lowest levels of indecency...
Dont we have creative ppl in india, who can think of a game show ??
Does everything need to be copied...

Mumbai Rains: Hindmata, Khar, Sion, Wadala: most effected areas

Live Updates:

Kurla and Ghatkopar are one of the worst affected areas by rains.

heavy showers have started at mulund

The city of Mumbai is going to seek patent on the phrase "when it rains, it pours'.

The water level is over 4 mts at Wadala, Kurla, Sion and Vikhroli in Central line

Every manhole submerged in water is a death trap. Use sticks. Walk slow.

Central and harbour line trains have completely stopped

Very heavy rainfall continue in juhu-vile parle... as water levels start to rise again!

I guess the clouds lost the control on their bladders today after BMC decided to artificially impregnate them Saturday onwards

what's the best route to get to Sion from Fort?

Andheri East! In the morning there was a road, now its turned into a river!! River rafting anyone?

Mumbai Floods July 14 2009
High Tide


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Kurla, is in mess.. all water.. milan subway shut.
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Real Time Alerts:
heavy traffic at all routes that are connecting to the airport.

BMC says, high tide is till 4 pm and low tide will start so water will be wiped out of the city

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More Mumbai Rain Alerts:



flooded areas LBS Kurla,Parel TT towards Sion. Light vehicles avoid Antheri and Khar Subways. Thanks Mirchi junta reporters

Mithi River Overflowing.. FLOOD ALERT Declared.

calm in ghatkopar for more than an hour - water receding in east

new update from andheri station.. trains running but too badly packed to get into


6inches of waterlogged at Kurla Station's railway tracks.

Don't trust rumors,BMC says, high tide till 4 pm & low tide will start so water will be wiped out

Roads leading to Mumbai Airport Jammed..

Vile Parle Flooded Heavily..

news say western train line is delayed, central/harbour stopped. vashi-panvel running..




little bit of flooding in powai before IIT, bit of flooding below flyover after mulund-airoli bridge towards airoli..

aaj tak jus showed 4/5 trains struck in line one after the other at charni road station

Mithi River has crossed the danger mark! Evacuation starts now at Kurla and place nearby

Mumbaikar spoke to BMC they said it says the hightide will end @ 4:15. speak to 22694727