Monday, February 16, 2009

Pirate Bay file-share case starts

The founders of a website which carries links to unauthorised copies of music, films and TV programmes go on trial in Sweden on charges of copyright theft.

The Pirate Bay is the world's most high-profile file-sharing site and is being taken to court by media firms including Sony and Warner Bros.

On Sunday, two of the four defendants said the site was "100% legal".


Body Of Lies


I liked the movie. It was interesting. There were things I didn’t like - Russell Crowe using the hands-free through out the movie. Got a bit annoying. Other than that, not bad. I wouldn’t call it a great performance though. It was ok.

There were things I did like – Mark Strong (Hani). Really enjoyed his performance. Well done. For me, he was the best part of the movie.

Dicaprio .. err – I think it was a decent performance. I wouldn’t say it was awesome or anything. Awesome would be – his performance in Departed.

The suspense, was lacking. I was able to see through and predict the TWISTS and TURNS (as mentioned in most of the other reviews). I really would have enjoyed the movie even more if the dialogues for Crowe and Dicaprio’s character were a bit more witty.

The romantic angle in the story – wasn’t really required, actually. Would have been better without that – my view

Definitely watchable. No questions about that. Not a waste of time.

Friday, February 13, 2009



I agree that I have been impulsive and rash, in the past. I also agree that I still am impulsive about a few things. But I have never been rash or impulsive when it comes to important things. Especially things that concern people that I care about.

What makes them doubt me - is beyond my comprehension. Why they insist that I am (and will remain) an idiot? I do understand if my decision/suggestion is being questioned or someone wants me to elaborate on my reasoning. But rejecting them simply because it came from me!! come on! What makes you believe that I am THAT incapable?

What makes this even worse, is – I am not the only one suggesting this. There are other individuals too who are saying the same thing. You think I am stupid - fine. How about the others? These are individuals who have proved time and again that they can be relied upon. Why doubt them!

The ones you do believe, the ones about whom you can’t stop talking about, the ones you are so proud of - for the love of god - in the past 28 years.. have they even as much as called you to ask how you are doing?? Don’t say yes. I have been around and they haven’t! Even today, it was YOU who called THEM!! and yet!!!!! $%*&

Chuck the way I feel. May be there is something wrong with me. For sure I am not doing what I should be doing. But, there are others who really don’t deserve to be treated this way. Please. We are NOT your enemy. Not all of us can be that incapable. Why is it that you can trust everyone else - BUT me? What the hell have we done to make you feel this way???? At least tell me where the fuck have I gone wrong? What have I done to disappoint you this much?!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Signature To Show - Where You Are - Gmail



an experimental Gmail Labs feature that detects your location and appends the city region and country names to your signature, like this:


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

General Availability for Windows 7 Beta Ending This Week

February 10th: Starting at 12am Pacific Time, no new downloads will be available. If you have already begun downloading the Windows 7 Beta, you have until Feb. 12th to complete the download.

February 12th: Starting at 9am Pacific Time all downloads will no longer be available for the Windows 7 Beta. If you have not finished your download, you will be unable to do so.


Monday, February 9, 2009



Engaging. You actually do want to know ‘what happens next’, which – I must say – is rare now a days.  Didn’t seem like it was a Two and Half hour movie. Well made. One of the better movies from Clint Eastwood.

'I am a PC'

Cute Ad.

Friday, February 6, 2009

You care a lot about someone. And now this person is going through a tough time. You know for sure, that it’s going to get a lot worse before it starts getting better… BUT…. there is absolutely nothing you can do to help. Trust me, there are times when you REALLY can’t do anything to help.

What does one do, in such a situation?

Ohh BTW, the situation is even worse, once your stupid mind registers that this person is in this position because of you. The good part is, now it’s obvious that this person cares a lot about you, as well (in case anyone had any doubts). BUT… the question remains – What do you do now!!??

Lost - Season 5



Just browsing through my bookmarks, and I noticed a link to the LOST (Yawnnn) website. Had pretty much forgotten about that sad show.

See, when you watch one episode a week – it could be a little difficult to notice some pathetic characters or some stupid lines or whatever. But when you have a bunch of episodes and a lot of time on your hands…. well you can’t help but notice all the goof ups. It’s obvious where the script-writer has forgotten what he had jotted down just a few episodes before this one.

And once that happens, you are surprised when someone says things like ‘lost is an awesome series’. Well, add to that – me being overly critical - and that would explain why I think this is a sad series. Not to mention, the fact that it’s become like the Energizer Bunny – keeps going on and on and onnnnnnn!! (that’s not always a good thing) 

Anyways, so I just noticed that Season 5 is airing now (started Jan 21). Have put up some episodes for downloading. Will comment on those later.

Kitchen Cocks – ??!


Waseet Issue 549 – 3-02-09

Obviously, they have forgotten to include, in the requirements - a secretary with reasonable knowledge of English.




If there was a I Hate Bush club, I would probably be one of it’s most active members. Now you can imagine, just how much I was looking forward to watching this movie.

It wasn’t nearly as funny as it should have been. I felt like I had wasted my time. Sure, I could put it that - since Bush is a pathetic character, any movie based on him, will end up being pathetic too. But – that would just be an excuse for making a bad film.

Parts of the movie are funny. Some of it is over the top. The character playing Condi – err.. seriously – not happening.

Multiple Inboxes - Gmail

Starting today, you can try Multiple Inboxes, a Labs experiment which makes it possible to have more than one 'inbox' in your default Gmail view.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

12 MP Camera-phone From Samsung – ???

Telecoms Korea says that, according to another Korean publication, the world’s first 12 Megapixel camera phone will be unveiled by Samsung at MWC 2009, thus in about two weeks from now.


Does anyone really need a 12 MP camera-phone? Why not get a proper digital cam. Anyways, there seems to be a market for everything.

TOI Typos Continue


If you can’t read it, click on the image to view a bigger size of the screenshot.


I have commented several times, in the past, on the reporting standards of TOI. Here is another example.


Doesn’t anybody proofread anymore? It’s fine if there is a typo on a blog, but something like this being overlooked on the website of a leading newspaper!!?!

Swing Vote


Time pass. Not bad. Didn’t annoy me.