Month: June 2007

The gift of kindness

In this world of money, things and needs. This is one thing we should all practice. Read this article on npr by David Copperfield.

Here are few words from the article

I work in the entertainment business, where kindness just never seems to be “in.” It’s not macho. It doesn’t sell tickets. In the movies, the hero never kills the bad guy with kindness. But I believe Economics 101 is right. The value of a thing is determined by its scarcity. Which makes kindness spiritual gold.

Stop Piracy and here is how

Want to really stop piracy in India do this.

There are so many films releasing in india every year people don’t have time to go to the theatres, and once the movie is off the theatres and music channels people tend to forget those movies. tell me last summers top five films, that’s the whole point.

Piracy will go on as long as people don’t have time and DVD’s are not released within a day or two of theatrical releases. My solution to the problem is release the dvd’s’ as soon or in a few days, after the theatrical release.

There are lot of advantages if you do this. Imagine a situation where a family wants to go to a movie, but its busy in theatres. Even if they want to go the timings are off etc. So why not release
the dvd’s the same day of the theatrical releases that way more and more people in india will buy dvd’s, and see your movies. 

There might be people who will argue that people will buy dvd’s’ and share them, which they are already doing with the pirated ones, now at least your are getting 40 Rs of that. And also if I was making a movie I would want more people to watch it. This way you will get the money in theatres and also the money in dvd’s. To make the dvd’s adoption cheap sell dvd’s’ at 40 to 50 Rs that way people will stop sharing and start buying.

This is not the only way but one of the ways.

All our Natural Talents were just diseases

Imagine how when you were a kid you thought you had some kind of special ability. but as you grown up and learned about more stuff you realize all your talents are now labeled as diseases. Let me list some of them for you.

Talking to your imaginative friend

Kid : Wow he has some very good imagination
Grownup: He has some mental problems.

Holding on without having to eat food

Kid: He doesn’t eat that much but has so much energy
Grownup: He has eating disorder

Holding on without going to toilet

Kid: He can hold on very long
Grownup: He has piles

Hold on to breath

Kid: He can hold on to his breath the longest
Grownup: He has heart disorder

You get the idea you too can come up with some. All our talents are now diseases. So kids enjoy your talents as long as you can once you know what they really are you will regret them.

Oceans 13 movie review

oceans13

This time its back to Vegas to take revenge on Al Pachino who cheats them in a business deal.

This one is cleaver as the first one and with as many twists and turns. This movie is way better than the second one and on the same level as the first one.

There are some very funny moments when Danny ocean and Rusty watch Oprah Show on TV.

All in all an interesting movie which brings back all the tricks and style of the first movie. If you liked the first one you will love this one.

More details about Oceans 13

So much data will cost you dearly if you loose it.

Everyday we hear about new storage device that can store so many terabytes more than the previous one. It nice that we are getting so much storage now a days. Before a 512 Mb pen drive was more than enough now 4 Gb seems small.

But have anyone thought of what will happen if you loose your now bigger storage drive. Imagine few years back if you would have lost a floppy you might have lost a few files or some documents which was a big deal. But now if you loose your pen drive you would loose so much more either your entire music collection or all your most important files in some case your whole hard drive. So with bigger and bigger hard disks and memory card chance of it costing us dearly is also increasing. Hopefully some one is also developing, some new ways not to loose them or if we loose it, not making it cost us that dearly.

Until then keep copying…

Send free sms in India&internationally

callwave

Now a new site called callwave is giving ability to send five sms every day to any mobile in the world. You need to register before your can send sms.

First when you register they ask for your mobile send you a sms which has the a code which you should put it on the site to confirm. Once this is done you can start sending sms five of them for free. Even international sms.

If you are using vista they have very cool sidebar gadget which you can use. And its just one click away for sending sms.

I am using this service and have tried sending it to my friends in India and works flawlessly. i have yet to try internationally.

Go ahead and give it a try send free sms anywhere today.

Send free sms in India&internationally

callwave

Now a new site called callwave is giving ability to send five sms every day to any mobile in the world. You need to register before your can send sms.

First when you register they ask for your mobile send you a sms which has the a code which you should put it on the site to confirm. Once this is done you can start sending sms five of them for free. Even international sms.

If you are using vista they have very cool sidebar gadget which you can use. And its just one click away for sending sms.

I am using this service and have tried sending it to my friends in India and works flawlessly. i have yet to try internationally.

Go ahead and give it a try send free sms anywhere today.

Vista hibernation problem and how to fix it

vistahibernation

Has hibernation been missing from vista which was available earlier.

Here is what you might have done to make it disappear. If you use the disk cleanup to clean your hard disk  and selected the hibernation file cleaner in the disk cleanup. The hibernation option disappears. I think its a bug.

Here is how to fix it. click windows key + r and in the run command type cmd.exe and click ok.  Then type powercfg -h as command at a command prompt to get back the hibernate.

More can be found about the vista hibernation problem here

Podcast’s you must listen to

If you are new to the Internet thing then let me explain what Podcast are they are like blogs but in audio. Most of them are weekly released which you can listen to using buy going to their website or by using other Podcast down loaders like itunes etc.

Here are some of them you should definitely listen to.

TWIT – This should be your one stop shop for all the tech news of the week. And other geeky stuff.

Buzzout Loud – This is a daily podcast released by cnet and has really fun hosts who bring a different view to the tech news everyday. This is a must for you if you are into technology and tech news.

My Extralife – The is the podcast by scot Johnson who is a comic artist. Every week he joins two other regulars and a guest and talk about all kind geek entertainment.

Political Gabfest – Weekly discussion by the editors at slate. they give their views on the whole political situation around the world in an interesting way. A must listen.

1Up Your – This is the must for all the gaming addicts. It gives views and reviews every week by the guys at 1Up.

Angry Gamer – This is a fun gaming podcast, listen to it, its hard to explain.

Cranky Geek’s – Tech news by John Dvorak I think that should be enough for you to listen to this podcast.

Diggnation – The news and stories on Digg.com presented by Kevin and Alex.

DailyGizWiz – A daily show about gadgets, not your regular gadgets. But something different, hosted by Leo and Mad’s Maddest writer Dick Dibartolo. Must listen

Football Weekly – Football podcast hosted by writers of guardian newspaper. They cover all the world football leagues. So its a must if you want to be on the ball.

India Forum Podcast – A show about bollywood music they play top tens, retro music etc. Very interesting music podcast.

There are many more out there this is just to get you started on the right track.

Finally local search comes to Indian mobiles

mobilelocalsearch1This is a new website called Owap.in which I recently knew about. Its made for mobile, so loads quite fast on mobiles with gprs connection. At present only the major cities are covered. You can search for all kind of stuff, hospitals, theatres, hotels, ATM, cyber cafe etc. Just give what you want and the area in which you want it, and it will give you the details, rather than giving you another website it give you the address of the thing you asked for, it even has a link where you can click to call the particular result.mobilelocalsearch2Which is a great help because you don’t have to write the number down just to call. if you search for a movie theatre it will give you the movie that is currently playing, show timings and its ratings too, which is really nice. Its not 100% accurate it still misses many small business. But still for someone in a new city this website will be of great help. Hopefully they will include more cities soon. Click her to got to the website

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