Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HDD Weight

Does the weight of your hard disk increase as you install more programs? Some people seem to be worried and have posted questions. Read the entire thread on the Microsoft forum for a hearty laugh.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ho(r)ney bees

How does Pranab Mukherjee describe the average Indian taxpayer?

Watch the video below, from 2:35 and specially from 2:50.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cyborg Name


Artificial Networked Assassination and Nocturnal Troubleshooting Humanoid

Get Your Cyborg Name

Going by 'Nocturnal Troubleshooting', I guess Customer Support won't be a bad option for me as a profession.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Foreign Accent Syndrome

I StumbledUpon a page that listed a bunch of 'bizarre mental disorders'. In the list was Foreign Accent Syndrome. It is a rare medical condition (mostly brought about due to injury), which causes the afflicted to speak their native language with an (apparently) foreign accent. There have been 50 recorded cases of this.

I guess the key word here is 'recorded'. If we were to record cases, then there would be a few hundred thousand (if not million) cases in India alone. And the condition wasn't brought upon them by trauma. A short visit to any natively English speaking country (US, UK etc) seems to be 'injury' enough. ;-)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Stupidity... taken to all new levels... down

Google has recently announced plans for the Chrome OS. And many articles have popped up on the www including one on CNET by Peter Glaskowsky.

A quote from the article:

"Turning the Chrome browser into the Chrome OS is technically straightforward, though of course it'll take a lot of work. A browser already has most of the key elements of any OS: application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow application software to display content and accept user input, store and retrieve data from mass storage, communicate over the Internet, and so on."

I am unable to control my laughter over this guy's ignorance of computers. And he is a tech analyst!!! Poor guy doesn't seem to know that the browser needs the OS achieve each of the 'element' that he lists. He doesn't seem to know that anyone with a bit of programming experience can write a simple app to read a file system and send it over a network. Well...

Thursday, July 02, 2009

FF 3.5 - ACID Test

FF 3.5 (released yesterday) scores 93 on the ACID3 Test. Not bad. But one point less than the previous version. :)