May 31, 2005

Batman pictures

Movie stills from the new Batman movie are online. 55 of them. Can't wait for the movie!

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May 30, 2005

Sulekha has crappy design has a design that can fight the IndiaSlimes people for being crowded, stuffy, and ad-infested.

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Carnival of the Capitalists

The Carnival of the Capitalists for May 30th '05 has a staggering 56 entries. How I wish I could find time to read them all.

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Mumbai on its own

Mumbai may live by own rules, says The Economic Times. Oh cool. Does this mean they can make the city smell less like a fetid drain?

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Hindu girl burnt for being devout Muslim

Hindu girl pays price for being devout Muslim. This is one screwed-up family.

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May 29, 2005

Time to switch off free power

Time to switch off free power, says Manmohan Singh. In other news, Manmohan Singh is slowly waking up from his Commie-induced coma.

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Lousy registration

Businessworld's user registration system is the devil's spawn. Not only do they ask your telephone number, but they won't even let you select a username and password. Instead, they mail it to you. Well, at least they're supposed to. I've been waiting patiently at my dummy mailbox for the last one hour and there's nothing so far.

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May 27, 2005

A TV regulator

Govt to introduce regulator for TV channels soon: Just what we need, more government agencies to "regulate" media.

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Star Wars sucks

The Bynk Zone: I hates Lucas! I hates it forever! A long detailed analysis of how Lucas has screwed the Star Wars saga. I agree with much of it.

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Nike India?

Nike is so committed to the Indian market that they couldn't find the time to add an India-specific page to their corporate web site.

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May 26, 2005

Phallic logos

The most phallic corporate logos. Hehe!

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May 23, 2005

Correct use of the apostrophe

Quick Guide to the Apostrophe - Why the hell do people use apostrophes in plurals? It's all over the damn Internet.

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The Evangelical Atheist

The Evangelical Atheist seems like a promising new blog.

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May 21, 2005

Vegetarian porn

Heard of vegetarian porn? Its apparent purpose is to show that vegetarians "aren’t all sandal-wearing wimps". Get the full video here.

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May 20, 2005

The Google chef is leaving

Google's famed chef is leaving. Maybe I can apply for the job now, if only for some Google stock options.

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May 19, 2005

Reliance cons another

Suman says that Reliance Infocomm conned him by giving him tickets to the Joe Satriani contest, which were declared "invalid" by the organisers. Well, it's Reliance, so it's not exactly a surprise.

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Hot chicks deliver food

Women to Deliver Food in Snug T-Shirts. "A new business called Toasty Chicks Delivery hopes to profit from an invasion of construction workers this summer by having women in snug T-shirts drop off lunches from area restaurants." I am obviously in the wrong business. This is what I should be doing.

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May 18, 2005

Welcome to science

Welcome to science. You’re gonna like it here. This is truly inspiring stuff. Well-written, Phil. I had recommended Bad Astronomy more than a year back.

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The Skeptic's Circle

I think I'll like this. "The Skeptics' Circle is a biweekly carnival for bloggers who apply critical thought to questionable stories. Subjects include frequently repeated urban legends, quackery, pseudoscience, misinterpreted or denied history, analyses of misleading media, and any other articles or essays that fight misinformation with facts." Just the stuff I love.

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Windows powered Toyota Prius?

Toyota Prius hybrids dogged by software woes: CNN reports that "a software problem is causing some Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars to stall or shut down while driving at highway speeds". Uh oh! Now that's a "critical bug".

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May 17, 2005

Colombian town makes gossip a crime

Colombian town makes gossip a crime. With four years in prison as punishment. Ladies and gentlemen, Freedom of Speech has left the building.

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How to fake fingerprints

How to fake fingerprints. This should come in handy some day.

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To hell with good spelling

Incorrect spelling will not be penalised in English tests: What a great solution to students spelling words wrong. Asinine!

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May 15, 2005

New Nuclear Battery Lasts 12 Years

New Nuclear Battery Lasts 12 Years: "A new type of battery based on the radioactive decay of nuclear material is 10 times more powerful than similar prototypes and should last a decade or more without a charge". Just don't bust 'em open, kids. ;)

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May 14, 2005

Standard Chartered Bank to pay Rs. 2 million for sending "enforcers"

Consumer forum awards Rs 20 lakh against Standard Chartered Bank: I love this. Standard Chartered Bank has been asked to pay big money for sending goons to a customer's place and threatening him. We need more judgements like this.

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Windows for India, others won't run on faster chips

Windows for India, others won't run on faster chips: "The operating system will not work on computers running Intel's Pentium 4 processors or the Athlon from Advanced Micro Devices, a public relations representative said on behalf of Microsoft." Microsoft, are you facing a serious brain drain over there? First you want to restrict the number of running programs to three, and now this? Why waste your time?

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May 8, 2005

Google down.

Pigs were seen flying due to Google being down worldwide for 15-30 minutes. They say it was a DNS issue. Some sysadmins will be looking for new jobs.

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May 6, 2005

Physics Behind Four Amazing Demonstrations

Physics Behind Four Amazing Demonstrations: "Here is the physics theory behind four dramatic demonstrations-walking on broken glass, dipping one's fingers in molten lead, breaking a concrete block over someone lying between beds of nails, and picking up an orange-hot piece of silica tile."

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May 5, 2005

New Zealand Police - the nice guys

The New Zealand Police apparently do not carry firearms. Now, that is what you call a safe country. Time to pack my bags and leave, perhaps? Folks, can you lend me a million bucks?

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May 3, 2005

Carnival of the Capitalists

The latest edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists is online.

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Govindraj Ethiraj of CNBC has a blog

Govindraj Ethiraj of CNBC India has a blog too.

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May 2, 2005

Scary article on compulsory national service

A gentleman named "Hari the Hadron" has a freaky article on why "Compulsory National Service" should be introduced in India. Hari should join the Shiv Sena Taliban ranks. He'd fit right in with their "follow our culture or we'll beat it into you" philosophy.

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May 1, 2005

How NOT to make an intelligent argument

If you want an example of how NOT to construct an intelligent argument, simply read this article that advocates quotas for jobs in the private sector. Post your comments here too, please. :)

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The World’s First All-glass Undersea Restaurant

Want to take your date out to a special place to dine? Try this restaurant in the Maldives. It's built under the sea and you get a nice view of the ocean. Only 14 seats, however.

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