Friday, October 27, 2006

What a retarded article

There's an article on Gizmodo (an otherwise great site) about Win XP completing 5 full years now. IT IS SIMPLY RETARDED. I've read one million articles comparing operating systems, and there are so many good points about Win XP. However, this guy, whoever he is, has managed to come up with so many lame ideas it makes me wonder ..... man .. Cuz Win XP is a fine operating system, apart from its quirks, but this guy totally misses the point. I hope it's sarcasm, actually.

The first three points sound very reasonable, but move on to the fourth or fifth... it goes downhill from there. Read the whole article yourself, but I'd like to quote some gems from there. This guy has got basically every sentence wrong or warped beyong the point of being just amusing -

And don't even get me started on the awesome case mods that always accompany XP-powered machines.
Hahahahhhahaahaha haha h ahahahahah hahaahhaha ahah. He likes XP because all XP machines come with superb awesome CPU cabinet designs!! HAHAHA. I guess we should stop drooling over iMacs now!! And how the hell does an OS allow more/better cabinet models?!! Damn ..

There are hundreds of companies out there manufacturing machines to run XP. This drives the prices of machines down. Want a complete desktop unit for $300? It's possible with XP.
Hahahah... considering that Win XP costs a couple hundred dollars itself, let's see... putting a free OS on it will give me a cheaper desktop!

The competition may think they are cool with the animated enlarging icons, but that shit eats the ram, hardcore. XP uses less ram and runs a lot faster.
LOL! Now who can claim their Win XP based computer runs mean and slick, compared to a Mac? And... ahem... let's wait for Vista and see how fast it runs and how little memory it takes. Oh by the way, can it run on your wristwatch or MP3 player?

New Technology - What's that? Core 2 Duo? 64-bit processing? SLI graphics? Oh, XP has been doing that for ages now.
Hhahahhahha again! Let's see, ever try installing XP on a SATA harddrive? How about built in packet writing on CD-RW's (let alone DVDs)? Dude what does "for ages" mean according to you? Win XP has supported "new technology" for ages?!!! That doesn't even make sense.

And finally -
Raise your hand if you have ever used a version of XP that wasn't exactly purchased. Windows Genuine Advantage has since hindered that possibility, somewhat, but still. XP helped kick start a generation of kids that do not pay for software with the help of P2P programs like BitTorrent, as of late. Free is always good.
This one takes the cake! Especially the last sentence. Man, how retarded can one be!! :-)

If you want more, you can read the consequent discussion about this article on this webpage.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Why are Subcontinent addresses so long?

For example, Google's Germany office in Hamburg has the following address -

ABC Strasse 19
20354 Hamburg
I could even skip the Hamburg since the PLZ (20354) is enough.
Compare this to the Mumbai address -

Office No. 211, Level 2,
Raheja Centre Point, 294 CST Road,
Near Mumbai University
Off Bandra Kurla Complex,
Kalina, Santacruz (East)
Mumbai 400 098
Or the Delhi address, or the Bangalore address... etc.

Yeah so the PIN code is given, making it possible to skip Mumbai. Big deal. One could imagine the address going on with something like, Patli gali se aage daaye mod par Chimpu paan dukan ke peeche peepal ke ped ke bagal wale dhabe ke paas pohauch kar, kisi se bhi pooch lijiega !! (Sorry to those who do not speak Hindi/Urdu).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

GoEar - the Youtube for audio/music

Just what the title says.

Although it's not as popular as youtube, but I'd encourage people to use it, upload songs etc. so that it gets a database as large as youtube! Then we can have a 24 hr on-demand radio station without the high bandwidth and processing power requirements!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Google buys YouTube!!

Wow. Google is a crazy company. They paid 1.65 billion dollars yesterday, to finally buy out YouTube.Com. I just hope all that copyright shit doesn't hit YouTube..... none of us could live without our 100% free On-Demand music video jukebox, can we? :-) Just the other day I was reading an article titled "Only an idiot would like to buy YouTube." Then there were rumours that Google might be that idiot company. Well, they are, idiot or not.

In unrelated news, this photo here is supposed to be a composite, computer generated face of a very attractive woman, averaged over 15 real faces that were rated "attractive". Interesting stuff. Yes she is pretty but..nahhhhh...... ;-)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

How much more barbaric can religious violence be?

Clipping from a BBC news article (in Hindi) about the recent curfew in Mangalore, India -
ऐंबुलेंस में जा रहे लोगों को खींचकर बाहर निकाला गया और फिर वाहन को आग लगा दी गई. घायल हुए लोगों को एक निजि अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है.
People inside the ambulance were pulled out forcibly, and the ambulance was set on fire. The injured have been admitted to a private hospital.
Makes me shudder..pulling patients out of an ambulance?! Well, at least I can say they didn't just set the ambulance ablaze with people still inside it. Which does not seem too implausible anymore...........

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hahaha.. introducing the REAL Windows Vista

Check this video out !

Voice-over of Bill Gates explaining the "new" features in Windows Vista, with the same things being demonstrated in parallel -- in MacOSX !

Absolutely hilarious.