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Lol

I never write lol. Sad or sympathetic as it may sound, I hardly ever laugh out loud. The few times that I do, I really don’t write it down, since I don’t fucking care to. Lol. To hear it In a conversation is a misfortune that i really wish you never encounter. I mean to hear it. In a conversation. Lol.

Transit of venus – June 6, 2012 – watch it upclose

So I just, through a tweet, got to this blogpost which explains step by step instructions to watch this phenomenon using binoculars.

Interesting – now only if I can spare some time, this looks like a good DIY project – it’s not time consuming at all – to get to make this contraption.

What’s this astronomical event? Well, go here for more info (again taken from Ian Musgrave’s blog)

What, you don’t have binoculars? Go get them – may I suggest playgroundonline.com for that – decent price ( at about 2k you can buy the one I bought a few weeks back – solognac 200) – will put the link later. Gotta go right now #ShutterDown, @dukaan band

Go go – you can also click some pics (says Ian’s post) – let’s see if I get to do that. If I do, you know where to find them ( hell, I need to stop talking to myself — sometimes it’s like no one’s here and I’m still ranting about it – something like Google +)

Who do you trust?

Yeah, so the Google drive is out, wow(after its announcement in 2006). And it has 5GB free storage, wow, wow.

A definite Dropbox killer, eh? Especially with their huge userbase already locked in to so many google services, right? (somehow, i’m having a deja-vu, G+ was a fb killer, wasn’t it.)

A quick comparison of 3 cloud services (not their services, rather terms or service)

Google drive Vs. Dropbox Vs Skydrive

just a glimpse at their ToS:

Google Drive
“When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”

SkyDrive
“Except for material that we license to you, we don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don’t control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.”

Dropbox
“By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below.”


Although it’s not advisable to have some really personal file (yeah, that pic that only you have seen, or your bank statement) on any cloud service, the audacity of terms of Google is amazing.

Scary, isn’t it?

Movies sans sense

Yeah, I know. They are aplenty and yeah, bollywood has some sort of expertise in making movies that are absolute fantasy of a deranged mind.
No, actually I’d imagine that would be somewhat artistic.
Anyhow, with some time to kill and some weird scenes in my head right now, here is the list of some of these, that I have faced & endured:

  • Ready – starring Sallu bhai (he is going to be featured a lot here)
No matter what you think, you will never be ready for it.
  • Robot – starring Rajnikant, or is it Rajni starring robot, i’m not certain.
  • Dabangg – starring Sallu bhai – see it for ‘munni badnaam hui’ (and Malaika’s scars) and definitely go highly intoxicated

and that, my patient friend, is just tip of the iceberg

contribution of the corporation

more often than not, the following is the general belief:

- android/google is a for-the-people company, providing affordable stuff to people – choices, as they would want to call it

- Apple is closed, absurdly priced evil corporate giant.

is that so?

I’m in no position of saying who is evil – besides, I’d be biased.

There is no such thing as a for-the-people corporation. It is an oxymoronic sentence.

What’s the best contribution a corporation can do to this people-world?

Set new benchmarks in your field, what was not thought possible and doing it – setting new standards. Certainly not by producing mundane, regular, average quality stuff – that is just a company – a business, nothing more.

Apple produces the best quality products – by a far margin, the best. Some may come close (I have not seen though), but nothing matches their finesse – and that is big. 

I’m an apple fan but I’d readily become a fan of some other IF there was one. My loyalty is with supreme quality – the option I have available.

Just like mail, the best option out there is gmail – and I love it. Best search is google (but it’s getting muckeir with search, plus your world – whoever came out with that) – and I can’t imagine life without it.

For devices, it is Apple.

Until someone better comes up, my loyalty is with Apple.

ah, and this do no evil, is the most evil cloak I have seen or heard. 

Since rejoining the Company in 1997, Mr. Jobs had not sold any of his shares of the Company’s stock. Mr. Jobs held no unvested equity awards. The Company recognized that Mr. Jobs’s level of stock ownership significantly aligned his interests with shareholders’ interests.

Apple’s 2012 Proxy Statement

In a world where the likes of Steve Ballmer and many others routinely sell huge portions of their shares, Jobs kept all of his. $2,319,515,000 worth, as Dustin Curtis points out.

That’s dedication and loyalty. That’s putting your money where your mouth is.

(via parislemon)

Happy to have lived at the same times as Steve Jobs. What a phenomenal personality