information technology foxed…

The foxy lady Olivia Munn is back and back with a ‘bang’! She is the new starlet hosting the viral video  for Dell Computers “IT Through The Decades…” The clip is more of a marketing ploy that is directed at the goof-ups or poor IT-related decisions companies have made the past few decades i.e. ’78 thru 2008. In the clip, Mike ‘the IT guy’ suggests ‘new’ technologies like databases and bar codes and gets made fun of by his colleagues. Olivia doesn’t have a million lines but then she was never hired to speak anyways, she does what she does … Continue reading information technology foxed…

Socially aware technology…

Viky recently blogged about a fantastic new mobile handset that is for the visually impaired. "…Exclusive here doesn’t mean its some premium phone with some million-dollar price tag. But I think this phone is priceless cause it allows blind people to enjoy keeping a mobile phone. This phone will be made by Spice for blind and visually impaired; the phone doesn’t have a screen and the keypad is in Braille and on the top of that if you press the button, the phone will tell the person, which button he/she has pressed…" read the rest of the article here… Vikram … Continue reading Socially aware technology…

A ‘Common’ Child writes…

Some of the people whom I met and heard from about the movie ‘Taare Zameen Par‘ and their verdicts/opinions before I actually went out to see it…

My boss, “It’s a great movie… superb!”

A neighbor “You’ve not seen it? Yet? Why?… it’s a very good movie”

A senior person at my company “Very good movie but I felt that there was no need for the first part, the real movie start after the intermission…”

Actually when one of my colleagues suggested I go and watch this movie I reverted with a caustic remark saying “Who needs to see a movie about a little guy’s sufferings? Everybody gets flogged once in a while at school, if he escapes that then he is made fun of at the school, if the lucky titter escapes that he is Ishaan's painting in Aamir's hands bound to get his fair share when he gets ragged at college. In case of he escaping all this he is sure to be screwed enough at work, and believe me that makes up for all the hassled years that he’d have spent… There is no chance but if he is the luckiest guy and escapes this too… he marries and that’s the end of everything… he gets beaten up by his wife [this is more plausible than you think, if you are single, you are happy] and last but not the least it’s the children…” By this time the colleague had given up any hope of me ever watching this movie…

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Beware: Japanese UFOs are coming…

OK so here’s the thing. Please note that Tooth Fairy regularly visits children who are at teething stage Santa exists and only visits Christian families Elves exist and they life in holes right below you (if you stay in a high-rise do not call the tenant below you an ‘elf’ – especially if he is a body builder… there are chances of some serious damage) UFOs exist – the Japan government has confirmed – Do you even need more proof? Japan’s chief government spokesman has announced that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) exist. Earlier, in response to a question from an … Continue reading Beware: Japanese UFOs are coming…

Bloody Engineer…

His real name was Yehiya Ayyash, but he was known to the world as “The Engineer.” During a twenty-four-month campaign of terror beginning on April 6, 1994, he killed 130 Israelis and wounded nearly 500. His first car bomb, detonated by a suicide bomber, killed eight and wounded thirty people; a week later a man devastated a crowded bus with 50 pounds of explosives strapped to his body. More bombings, all masterminded by the Engineer, followed with horrible regularity. As the carnage in the streets of Israeli cities mounted, the Engineer became the most wanted man in modern Israeli history. … Continue reading Bloody Engineer…

Media/The power women wield

Sir Humphrey: “You know what happens: nice young lady comes up to you. Obviously you want to create a good impression, you don’t want to look a fool, do you? So she starts asking you some questions: Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the number of young people without jobs?”
Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
Sir Humphrey: “Are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?”
Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
Sir Humphrey: “Do you think there is a lack of discipline in our Comprehensive schools?”
Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
Sir Humphrey: “Do you think young people welcome some authority and leadership in their lives?”
Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
Sir Humphrey: “Do you think they respond to a challenge?”
Bernard Woolley: “Yes”

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