Monday, February 19, 2007

Bad Indian Railway Coaches -> Death Trap

The biggest problem with the coaches in Indian trains is that in cases of accidents like today's fire on the Samjhauta express, people can't escape in time. A second class sleeper coach can house 72 people. And there are 4 narrow doors and a narrower aisle and one or two windows marked as emergency exits. All windows have a metallic grill. So if the doors were to get blocked or jammed, there is no escape route.

Actually, shouldn't each window be an emergency exit, whose grill can be removed easily and quickly to allow people to escape?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Balloon with a tin foil in a microwave oven


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Moto Perl

Motorola has a naming convention for its mobile phones quite easily evident in the names Razr, Rokr, Pebl, Rizr etc. Suppose they were to create a phone inspired from pearl, what would they name it? Moto Perl? Hmmm.... What will Larry Wall say to that?

Btw, RIM has a new BlackBerry Pearl model.