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Monday, November 19, 2007

50 % Politics! 50 % Business!

New York Time's Best Industrialist Award for the year 2006 has been given to Dubai Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. People wonder how an Industrialist Award could be given to a ruler who is a politician. Mohammed answers like this: 'I would say I am primarily involved in the politics of business'. Certainly, a far sight and long term plans are needed to make the desert bloom in fertility. His tactful activities have made the entire world to listen to him. Among surprising announcements that come from Dubai, the one which came recently was very much surprising. That is, they are planning to construct revolving buildings. A multistoreied buiding with each floor revolving about 360 degrees will be constructed by construction experts of Israel (Note it, it is really Israel) and Italy using the technology of Dynamic Architecture. It seems that the building will be dancing ever like a belly dancer. They say that this building which is going to be constructed at a cost of 350 million dollars will have 68 floors. The building can be operated even by your voice control. You can direct your flat to turn to east to see sun rise. You can rotate it to face west to see sun set. They say that electricity needed for this kind of operations would be generated by wind mills. All this is the brain child of 58 year old David Fisher. He has not constructed even a single multistoried buiding so far. He says with a lot of confidence: 'This is the future, One building — endless shapes'. But some people say, 'He's nuts'.

Pictures of other mega-projects of Dubai are given below.
Burj Dubai
Palm Island
Dubai Marina
Dubai Sports City
Dubai Waterfront
Dubailand Ski Dome
Golden Dome
Madinat Al Arab
Old Town
Space Science World
The World

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Anyone there, not hooked up with the Murphy's Law?

Assume that you are waiting at the bus stop for 12B bus. That 12B bus will never come. But many 17D buses will be coming and going every now and then. One day, you come to catch 17D bus. But the road will be flooded with 12B buses. You will not be able to see a 17D bus even after an hour. This kind of happening is called the Murphy's Law. That is, "Things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance".
Our people explained this as "They say that it will happen but it will not happen. They say that it will not happen but it will happen"

This Murphy's Law is the trouble which all of us experience daily in our life.
When you are standing in a long queue, it appears that your queue does not move forward but the adjacent queue will be moving fast.
On the highway, the lane in which you drive will always move slower than the next lane.
When you carry an umbrella, it will not rain but when it rains you will not have an umbrella. (Tamil song 'There is heavy shower when I go out to sell salt' plays in my mind.)

When we rush in emergency to take a print out, paper will get stuck up in a jam.
When there is no food at home, we will feel very hungry. When food is readily available, appetite will be missing. If water is not accessible to our hand we will feel thirsty.
Only when there is no restroom in and around, we will get that urge.

Many many things like this.

Only the family that has been affected will again and again get affected. When God starts giving He will tear the roof to shower wealth. That will be enough only to mend the roof.
All this has the essence of that Murphy's Law. Like this, rules such as”Anything that can go wrong, will, and at the worst possible moment" are called, in the name of Edward A. Murphy, "the Murphy's Law".
Hereafter, during these troublesome moments, think about this Murphy's Law.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

America for Sale

Today's world economic condition is quite interesting. Even people who do not have any interest in the subject economics have started developing some curiosity about it. People say that sensex is going up. Along with, the price of gold and crude oil also goes up. The value of Dollar and allied currencies goes on falling down. Interestingly, Reliance Mukesh Ambani who is making a lot of money in the share market denies that he is not the richest in the world. World economy is trending ahead like this. Dubai construction workers have come to the street to demonstrate that they have been much affected with the trend in the value of Indian Money that is becoming stronger.

With the decrease in the value of American dollar and increase in the value of Canadian dollar, it is said that many cars from Canada come to America for shopping. They get goods at cheap rates in America. Not only goods, almost all items have got their value lowered very much. For example, Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank is going to buy America's Commerce Bancorp at cheaper cost. How? If it were purchased in 2006, they must have given 9.5 billion Canadian dollars to America. But, because of the fall in the value of American dollar, it is enough if they give 8.5 billion Canadian dollars to America. There is a profit of 1 billion Canadian dollars.

To take advantage of this situation, in a hurry, world countries have bought many American companies at cheaper rates. Along with them, the money making patents of these companies also have been bought. There are 2 million houses in America left vacant as no buyer is available to purchase.

Entire America is available for sales at cheaper costs because of fall in dollar value. Who are the people making advantages from this situation? This is not known yet. While many people are converting their dollars into gold, Warren Buffet, one of the richest persons of the world, has converted his dollars to some other currency. This is some radio news. Is it true Mr.Buffet?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

FedEx UPS Ad War

Its always interesting to find top brands like Coke,Pepsi,FedEx,UPS fighting on the market.

Here is one of them.
Fedex claims in the following picture like they deliver UPS vans too.
(Click the pictures to enlarge)

And here is the reply shot from UPS

Some more Advertisement Wars
BMW Audi Subaru Ad War
King Fisher AirDeccan GoAir Ad War

Monday, November 12, 2007

Keychain Gadgets

Look what are all the gadgets we have here to keep it on our key chain. May be soon we would have Keychain MP3 Players, Keychain IPods, Keychain Cell Phones, Keychain GPS Navigators, Keychain Computers as well. As of now my favourite is Keychain Digital Photo Viewer. :)

Keychain Hand bag holder can be used at Hotel table,Office table etc

Keychain Digital Camera

Keychain Torch Light

Keychain Thermometer

Keychain Compas

Keychain Digital Photo Viewer

Keychain USB Flash Drive

Keychain Universal Remote Control

Keychain Ash Tray

Keychain Calculator

Keychain FM Radio

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Need a Google for this

Misplacing TV remote control under the sofa and searching for it through out the house, misplacing the key somewhere and searching for it everywhere, losing the spectacle somewhere and searching for it with difficulty in sight, losing the purse and searching for it with tension... all this is usual happening in an ordinary person's life. Here is a great electronic solution for those people who yearn for putting an end to all this confusion. Sharper Image's "Now You Can Find It!" Things Locator is a handy device that may help you to get rid of such troubles. For example, it is enough if you just link the pendant of a particular color that comes with this device to your key bunch. When the key bunch is misplaced, if you just press the corresponding color button of the device having reference to the key, a kee... kee... voice will come from the key bunch. The only thing required is that you must be within a distance of 40 feet. Please do not ask what to do if you misplace the device itself.

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If you are not impressed with this type of device and if you are still adamantly singing that you need Google to solve this problem, please see below. A google search device as explained below may come in future. But you may have to wait for sometime.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dhirubhai Ambani's words of wisdom

*True entrepreneurship comes only from risk-taking.

*Pursue your goal, even in the face of difficulties. Convert difficulties into
opportunities. Keep your morale high, in spite of setbacks. At the end you
are bound to succeed.

*My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of
odds. Challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and
conviction. I believe that ambition and initiative will ultimately triumph.
The success of the young entrepreneur will be the key to India's
transformation in the new millennium.

*Dhirubhai will go one day. But Reliance's employees and shareholders
will keep it afloat. Reliance is now a concept in which the Ambanis have
become irrelevant.

*I have trusted people and they have put their trust in me. I have
encouraged youth, and they have never let me down. I have asked my
people to take initiative and to take risks. It has paid me rich dividends. I
insist on excellence. This helps us to be leaders. Reliance is built on some
of these principles.

*The secret of Reliance's success was to have ambition and to know the
minds of men.

*Growth has no limit at Reliance. I keep revising my vision. Only when
you dream it you can do it.

*The problem with Indians is that we have lost the habit of thinking big!

*We can prove to the world that India can do it. That Indians are not afraid
of competition. That India is a nation of achievers.

*I dream India of becoming a great economic superpower.

*We must forge a new partnership for a great India. A strong and
constructive partnership between industry, government and society.

*We must always go for the best. Do not compromise on quality. Reject if it
is not the best -- not only the best in India, but globally.

*If India wants to be a great nation, we must have courage to trust. This is
my sincere belief.

*All we have to do is to break the shackles that chain the energies of our
people, and India's economy will record a quantum leap and move into a
new, higher orbit of growth, competitiveness and productivity.

*I can never fully repay the debt I owe to Mumbai. To all of you. My past
was shaped in Mumbai.

*For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win!

*I am deaf to the word 'NO.'

*I am 100 per cent pro-liberalisation. I do not think any industrialist is
against it. But we should protect our industries, from unfair competition.

*There is no question about that (retirement). Business is my hobby. It is
not a burden to me. In any case Reliance now can run without me.

*I give least importance to being Number one. I consider myself to be
fortunate in this position and would like to contribute to nation building
in some way.

*Does making money excite me? No, but I have to make money for my
shareholders. What excites me is achievement, doing something difficult.
In this room extraordinary things must happen.

*Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly.

*Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment
deeper. And our efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance and for

*First and foremost, I owe my success and achievements to the affection,
friendship and trust of millions of employees, customers, shareholders,
and business associates, who have stood by me and been a major source of
my strength all along.

*I believe that the success of Reliance cannot be attributed to the qualities
and achievements of one individual, or even a group of individuals, but
has to be viewed as a triumph of a process, and a spirit that binds the
entire Reliance family together.

*I consider myself a pathfinder. I have been excavating the jungle and
making the road for others to walk. I like to be the first in everything I do.

*I, as school kid, was a member of the Civil Guard, something like today's
NCC. We had to salute our officers who went round in jeeps. So I thought
one day I will also ride in a jeep and somebody else will salute me.

*My fulfillment lies in the satisfaction of every member of the Reliance
family, comprising thousands of workers, managers, business associates
and over five million shareholders. Being instrumental in creating wealth
for over 5 million India families, and bringing prosperity and well being
to their life is the best source of satisfaction and joy for me.

*Give the youth a proper environment. Motivate them. Extend them the
support they need. Each one of them has infinite source of energy. They
will deliver.

*You do not require an invitation to make profits.

*If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.

*Between my past, the present and the future, there is one common factor:
Relationship and Trust. This is the foundation of our growth.

*We bet on people.

*Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my

*Don't give up, courage is my conviction.

*We cannot change our rulers, but we can change the way they rule us.
As A G Krishnamurthy, founder of Mudra Communications, writes in his
book, Dhirubhaism, about some of the Reliance founder's doctrines:
Roll up your sleeves and help. You and your team share the same
Be a safety net for your team.
Always be the silent benefactor. Don't tom-tom about how you helped
Dream big, but dream with your eyes open.
Leave the professional alone!
Change your orbit, constantly!
Money is not a product by itself, it is a by-product, so don't chase it.

Monday, November 05, 2007 that can withstand anything

In fact, I am not a fan of Microsoft. I am to speak about Myspace, here.

It is said that daily 40 billion people visit the web site,, a site thronged by masses of teen-agers. Besides this, everyday, 230,000 persons newly join this site. It seems that all these brisk computers are functioning only with Windows 2003 server - Microsoft .NET Framework and that all applications have been written in C# for ASP.NET. It seems that can withstand any load.

Chris Dewolfe and Tom Anderson, who enjoyed being active in the friends circle at at the beginning wanted to establish a web-based friends circle, in which activities can be performed with greater ease, more comfort and less restrictions and started It has experienced very fast growth with in a short period. All young age people who know English have become almost addicted to this site.
This drew the attention of the News Agency Stalwart Rupert Murdoch. He simply purchased the site for $580 million and put it in his pocket.

Last year, Google gave 900 million dollars to Myspace, asking them to use its advertisements and search facility in Myspace. This amount of money is much greater than the amount for which Rupert Murdoch purchased the site. That grand old man is still making a lot of money. In addition to this,the site has 106 or 107 million fans thronging at it. The amazing fact is that only 300 people are working in Myspace company.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Risk of ‘Cut and Paste’

We can not even think of a computer without the features like, ‘cut and paste’ and ‘copy and paste’. To that extent, we have been accustomed to these facilities. Is there any problem or risk because of this? People say, ‘yes’. What problem is it? It is said that the credit card number or the password which you copied recently for your ease of operation can be easily stolen.

How can that be stolen? When each time you cut or copy particular lines, this information is temporarily stored in a temporary location, called, clipboard. So, if you are able to access this temporary location, then it is, an 'Operation Success’. That is what they do.

Let us do a small experiment here.

Now Select a line and copy it.


Then click at the following link.

What a surprise?

This site simply displays the line you copied. (Look in the yellow region)

How difficult is it to just store the information gathered like this as such in a database?? They themselves explain how this can be blocked. Do that first.

Similarly, certain Key Loggers also can do this job clearly with out making any notice. For example, try the software given below. All lines you cut and paste or copy and paste will be monitored privately and noted.

Download Clipboard Logger here.

Remember, you must be very careful. Yes.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mysterious Softwares

Even though you are not a software programmer, the way in which some software programs work sometimes, happens to be a great surprise to us. When we run most software programs, we will have some idea about their working logic in our mind. But the logic of a few software programs would not be understood at all. One of such a software program was found when I was browsing in the internet recently. Its name is eyedropper. This freeware is definite help to Web Designers and DTP experts. This software helps in several ways. Its primary use is given below.

Web Developers sometimes face a particular type of headache. A color will be given and the web developers will be required to create pages matching with this color. But, it will be an extremely painstaking and Herculean task to find the appropriate html color code, RGB HEX CMYK, for the given color. If you install this software and place the mouse pointer on that particular color, the details of Html Color code of that color will be shown to you immediately.
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“Is this a great magic? Look..Nowadays, scripts are there to read even CAPTCHA letters (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart ....Oh, what a lengthy expansion) those zigzag letters”, do you wonder like this? It only seems that the task of giving eye sight to computers in several ways is accomplished quite successfully.

CAPTCHA decoder reader