Archive for the “General Interest” category

Vodafone, Iphone and Swine Flu

by Ritwik on August 12, 2009

lack of information from apple + rudeness from vodafone + risk of swine flu = no iphone nirvana.

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Axixa: a technology we need to import ASAP

by Ritwik on July 28, 2009

With the axixa urinal concept, Mexican designer Miguel Melgarejo has hit upon what seems be a jackpot idea which would revolutionize urban living, or at the very least, clean up some walls.

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Is The Matrix coming true?

by Ritwik on July 26, 2009

Impressed and alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, a group of computer scientists is debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting with customers on the phone.

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Recent comments on this blog

by Ritwik on July 21, 2009

Some interesting recent comments on this blog: Naval Das comments on Why statues won’t help Mayawati: Ritwik and Shivam, you don’t truly understand this matter: you shouldnt be talking about this. Mayawatiji is truly the heroine of the hindus of (…)

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This is what packaging should be all about

by Ritwik on July 21, 2009

Help Remedy new medicine packaging is is one of the best examples of product design. From the naming to the witty copy and simple, clean design, it doesn’t get better than this.

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Thank God this doesn’t happen in India

by Ritwik on July 19, 2009

ISA issues licenses to anybody working with kids. This is outrageous. sucks because it makes the system extremely unforgiving. Commit one offence, government can bar you from working in a school, or in a day care centre, or as a school bus driver, even as a traffic warden.

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A world of sheep

by Ritwik on July 16, 2009

courtesy: xkcd, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language.

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Common sense just died

by Ritwik on July 13, 2009

Rock band Deep Purple has been fined for playing “unlicensed” music during a performance in Russia. According to rules, all performers have to obtain a license from Russian Authors Society, an NGO that represents  the rights of foreign performers in (…)

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Boot Cake in Gujarat

by Ritwik on July 8, 2009

This week NDTV 24×7 will be airing Kathryn Millard’s film, The Boot Cake at the following times: The Bootcake – a film by Kathryn Millard – Part 1 July 4: 3 – 4 pm July 5: 1 – 2 pm (…)

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Blogs are an unforgiving medium

by Ritwik on July 5, 2009

Everyone knows that there exist people who make money off their blogs. They run these little “ads served by google” on their online pages and get paid every time someone clicks on one of these links. If one has many (…)

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Installing software makes computer obese

by Ritwik on July 4, 2009

A user on Microsoft Answers discusses a matter of crucial importance: I’ve noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight (…)

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Amnesty International’s new anti-abuse ad

by Ritwik on July 1, 2009

Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it’s a smiling couple; when you look away, it’s a dude punchin’ a lady. Full story on (…)

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