Thursday, December 30, 2010

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

- Oscar Wilde

Hostel Microsoft (!!?)


50 “beded” hostel & some residence blocks


You have GOT to be joking!

As per TechCruch, a while back there was a Googlle Institute of Software Studies opened up in the same city that offered courses with titles such as GCPA (Googlle Certified Professional in Advanced Computing – !!!).

Yes, the word Googlle is NOT a typo, that WAS the name of the ‘institution’.

Fucking bunch of idiots.

Skype iPhone App Now Allows Video Calls

What's New in Version 3.0
  • Make Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G*
  • Call Skype desktop users (Mac OS X or Windows) and other iPhone users.
  • Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen.
  • Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch 3rd gen, with no camera.
  • Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
  • Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.

*Additional Data charges may apply


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hustle – Season 7


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Been waiting for this. Season 7  starts off on Jan 7th, 2011.

iPhone Auto Correct Moments


It should be pretty obvious by now (to anyone) that when it comes to being a productive smart-phone – there is very little the iPhone has to offer.

But for time pass – as I have mentioned time and again, this device can certainly provide hours of entertainment (assuming the bloody battery would last a couple of hours at least).

Fucking hilarious. Some of my personal favourites are listed below.

You could also click here and read tons more!

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Dear Mr. Gacy


Supposed to be based on real life story of a college student’s interactions with John Wayne Gacy (serial killer on death row).

Jason Moss also authored the book The Last Victim – based on his interactions with Gacy. I haven’t read the book. As much as I am fascinated by the stories about serial killers - I have no intentions of reading this book ever.

I read the reviews and then watched the film. After I was done watching it, went back to re-read the reviews. Still can’t believe the reviews are for the same crap I ended up watching.

A ridiculous film. Total crap, waste of time. IF the film accurately depicts real life events of Jason Moss, then in my opinion – he had a very ridiculous/pathetic/pointless life and I am surprised that he didn’t shoot himself earlier.

I looked it up and Jason Moss shot himself on June 6, 2006. Guess he was just waiting for 06-06-06 (as in 666).

Venn Diagram Of People Who Touch Your Junk



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Smuggler Caught Hiding Cocaine In Easter Eggs Before Christmas

Last Thursday night, Galtes' luggage was allegedly found to conceal more than 14 pounds of cocaine during a search by customs officers, officials said. Much of the cocaine was camouflaged as pastel-colored Easter egg candies, and the remainder of the cocaine was hidden under a cardboard false bottom of a paper shopping bag, authorities said.


Easter eggs - This time of the year?! What were you thinking?? No, seriously - what made you think this would be a good idea?!

Perhaps Mr. Galtes was too high to remember which holiday was coming up. He would have had a better chance with Christmas tree ornaments.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

All Good Things


Wonderful performances by all. Frank Langella is always good to watch. Kirsten Dunst managed to surprise me with this one.

I enjoyed watching this film. I would have preferred if the last half hour or so was done differently, but that’s just me. Not sure if many people would enjoy it though. Some of my friends found it too slow and boring.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

- Mark Twain

Haath Uthe Hain Magar Lab Pe Duaa Koi Nahin

Ahmed Faraz…

Haath uthe hain magar lab pe duaa koi nahin
Kii ibaadat bhi vo jiss ki jazaa koi nahin

Ye bhi vaqt aanaa tha ab to gosh har aavaaz hai
Aur mere barbaad-e-dil mein sadaa koi nahin

Aa ke ab taslim kar len tu nahin to main sahi
Kaun maanegaa ke hum mein bevafaa koi nahin

Vaqt ne vo khaak udaai hai ke dil ke dasht se
Qaafile guzre hain phir bhi naqsh-e-paa koi nahin

Khud ko yuun mahasuur kar baitha hoon apni zaat mein
Manzilen chaaron taraf hai raastaa koi nahin

Kaise raaston se chale aur kis jagah pahunche 'faraz'
Yaa hujuum-e-dostaan tha saath yaa koi nahin

9-11 Responders Health Care



Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jet Airways Boarding Card Delights

To avail of this attractive offer, all you need to do is present your Jet Airways/ Jet Airways Konnect or JetLite boarding card at our partner outlets/establishments across India. Boarding cards generated through the Web, SMS and Kiosk Check-in, will be accepted along with their respective photo identification.


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Marussia – Russia’s First Luxury Sports Car


Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

- Mark Twain

Clothes For Your Phone !!?


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Now this is just sad.

Apparently, has clothes for your iPod, GPS and… well any other handheld gizmo you may want to cover up.

POOP Phone !!??



The logo is ripped off from OPPO.

Almost everyone would have come across a knock off phone named/branded in a fashion similar to another popular brand (BlackCherry and HiPhone are pictured below). Nothing new about that. But who in their right mind would believe that launching a phone branded as POOP would be a good idea??!New Picture

BlackBerry, Apple, Orange – The One Ronnie



BlackBerry Lite - Zain


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If you subscribe to one of the two BlackBerry Lite Packages before December 31st, you will enjoy the full range of services on your BlackBerry device for KD 7 / month for 3 months.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BlackBerry 9780






Had a hands on with the 9780.

Well the camera is better and yes, it does have twice the RAM but… with OS6 running just about fine on my 9700, I don’t see myself wanting a 9780.

Also, I prefer the chrome panels on the 9700. Looks classier than the blacked out one of the 9780. Same goes for the back panel. The plain one (on 9780) just doesn’t appeal as much (to me).

Click here for a detailed comparison

People ALWAYS disappoint. Be sensible - don’t expect anything from anyone.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shameless – Season 2

Watch Shameless Season 7 Episode 4 - Episode 4

Done with Season 2.

Don’t have a favourite character. I like them ALL!

Haath Mera Ai Meri Parchhaai Tu Hi Thaam Le

Zahoor Nazar… 

Haath mera ai meri parchhaai tu hi thaam le
Ek muddat se mujhe to soojhta kuch bhi nahin

Shahar-e-shab mein kaun-saa ghar thaa na di jiss par sadaa
Neend ke andhe musaafir ko mila kuch bhi nahin

Umr bhar umr-e-gurezaan se na meri ban saki
Jo kare karti rahe main poochta kuch bhi nahin

Vo bhi shaayad ro pade viraan kaagaz dekh kar
Main ne us ko aakhri khat mein likha kuch bhi nahin

Mobile Friendly Version For Your Blogspot

We know many of you like to view blog posts on your smartphones. However, it can be difficult at times because of the small screen size. This is why we are excited to announce our first launch of mobile templates!


If someone were to access your blog from a mobile device, they will automatically be redirected to a mobile version of your blog.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

TSA Messes Up, AGAIN!

Houston businessman Farid Seif says it was a startling discovery. He didn't intend to bring a loaded gun on a flight out of Houston and can't understand how TSA screeners didn't catch it.


TSA will screen you, wand you, grope you - all in the name of “security” but they seem to miss a loaded gun in your carry-on. Shaabaash!

They will give you a tough time over hair-gel and lighters, but a Glock is perfectly ok!?

Psst, this isn’t the first time. Link 

ABC News reports - Two weeks ago, TSA's new director said every test gun, bomb part or knife got past screeners at some airports.

Now people can say it’s a human error and the TSA personnel are doing the best they can, but evidently they are more interested in hassling travellers, feeling up passengers and watching naked images on the screens as opposed to keeping contraband off the plane. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shameless - Season 1



Almost done with the first season. I find it enjoyable. Yet to come across a super annoying character in the show. They all seem fine, for now at least.

Not going to bother with the American version of the series. Pretty sure it will be disappointing.

Wataniya iPad Offer

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

iPhone Time Pass


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New time pass ‘App’ to help you feel better about your crappy iPhone (I can’t emphasise this enough, the bloody thing is a glorified toy).

Both of them are pretty much the same thing. For those who can’t find a FREE version of Fruit Ninja, simply download Veggie Samurai.

Restore Contacts - Gmail




Now you have the option to restore your Gmail Contacts to any point within the past 30 days.

Don’t know about others, but my primary contact list is on Gmail (Outlook is for idiots who don’t know better). With Google Sync – automatically syncing my BlackBerry contacts (and calendar) to my Gmail account – over the air, keeps my contacts updated at all times. Most importantly - my contacts are now available even if I misplace my phone.

Not to mention, switching devices has never been easier. No need to bother with installing bulky PC Connect Suite applications.

With the restore feature – all the more reason to stick to Gmail. There have been times when I have accidentally merged the wrong contacts. Let’s not even get started on how many times I have deleted contacts by mistake (just because I like to believe I am Superman, doesn’t necessarily mean that I am. I do fuck up, at times).

Monday, December 13, 2010

FaceBook Error 2102


For those of you who use FaceBook on your BlackBerry – Some users are experiencing Session Expired Error (Error 2102).

To fix the problem, simply log on to FaceBook on your computer and change the Password. Then, log on to FaceBook app on your BlackBerry using the new Password. You should not be getting Error 2102, again.

You can always change it back to the old password and it will work fine.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


devil-movie-poster (1)

I did like the poster and was about to download the film when I read “From the mind of M.Night Shyamalan”.

I will agree that The Sixth Sense was a good film, but after that - it’s just been one pointless/absurd nonsense after another.

After watching The Happening, I had decided - no more Shyamalan crap. And as much intriguing the poster is, Shyamalan’s name is warning enough that it’s going to be yet another waste of time.

Republican Math


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nexus S


Launch Date: 16th December 2010.
USD 529 Unlocked.

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory
  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0
  • 4.0" WVGA (480x800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating
  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Front-facing Camera: VGA (640x480)
  • Back-facing Camera: 5 megapixels (2560x1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Software noise-cancellation
  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion!/index

Hillary Clinton Needs A Reminder


The woman is obviously suffering from serious memory loss. Hopefully someone will remind her about her earlier statements. OR are we going to need another Wikileak for her to take notice?

This is from the Associated Press on 29-11-10:

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents is an attack not only on the United States but also the international community.

In her first public comments since the weekend release of the classified State Department cables, Clinton said Monday that online whistleblower Wikileaks acted illegally in posting the material.

She said the Obama administration was "aggressively pursuing" those responsible for the leak.

She said the leaks erode trust between nations. But Clinton also said she was "confident" that U.S. partnerships would withstand the challenges posed by the latest revelations.



Not so long ago, Hillary had harped on about Internet Freedom. Here is the text for that:

We are also supporting the development of new tools that enable citizens to exercise their rights of free expression by circumventing politically motivated censorship. We are providing funds to groups around the world to make sure that those tools get to the people who need them in local languages, and with the training they need to access the internet safely.

The United States has been assisting in these efforts for some time, with a focus on implementing these programs as efficiently and effectively as possible. Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.

We want to put these tools in the hands of people who will use them to advance democracy and human rights, to fight climate change and epidemics, to build global support for President Obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons, to encourage sustainable economic development that lifts the people at the bottom up


Technology To Determine When You Are Thirsty (??!!)


The device works by giving advice based on real-time data gathered by the bottle, which is transmitted wirelessly to a smartphone application.

Intelligent sensors in the i-dration bottle can be used to monitor the external temperature, drinking frequency and quantity, and this data is then sent via Bluetooth to its user’s smartphone.

The phone’s inbuilt accelerometer and gyroscope can measure exercise levels, and by ‘fusing’ the data from a heart rate chest-band and information pre-entered using the smartphone interface (such as height, age and weight), the application can perform an assessment of a user’s hydration levels.

The i-dration bottle then responds accordingly by flashing a blue light if the athlete needs to drink more.



So our future versions are going to be so stupid, that they will need sensors to tell them that they are thirsty!!

There seems to be a strong belief that the next generation is going to be super dumb. Personally, I believe the present generation HAS ALREADY crossed the ‘super dumb’ mile marker and are hopefully heading towards extinction.

How else would one explain that someone would not only come up but also fund such a pointless concept?!

Kill me…. kill me NOW!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps


The first one was amazing.

This one… err… average – at best (feeling generous). Shia LaBeouf can’t act and shouldn’t act. Extremely irritating. He is like this bitch who just won’t shut up. Aaarrgghh

Michael Douglas – Doesn’t matter what this guy does. Always manages to make it look cool. 

Batman Is Just Pissed Because He Is Not The ‘Mayor’ Of The Bat Cave




Just had to share this.

Merlin – Season 3



Done with Season 3.

Ended better than the way it had started off. Not expecting much of Uther in Season 4, so shouldn’t be too bad. Also hoping that with Uther out, the other characters will no longer have to be AS lame.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Town


Loved it.

New Life form Discovery



Haath Chhute Bhi To Rishte Nahin Chhoda Karte


Haath chhute bhi to rishte nahin chhoda karte 
vaqt ki shaakh se lamhen nahin toda karte

Jis ki aavaaz mein silvat ho nigaahon mein shikan 
aisi tasveer ke tukade nahin joda karte

Shahad jeene ka mila karta hai thoda thoda 
jaane vaalon ke liye dil nahin thoda karte

Lag ke saahil se jo bahta hai usse bahne do 
aise dariya ka kabhi rukh nahin moda karte

Diplomatic Cables, Post Wikileaks


Wafaa Bilal, Once More


Remember Wafaa Bilal, the nutty professor who was getting a camera installed in the back of his head? Well, he did it. He got the surgery done and now has a titanium plate in his head which will hold a thumb sized camera (magnetic, I guess).


In my opinion - if they were going to cut up his head to 'implant' something, I seriously think he should have opted for a BRAIN implant instead of that titanium plate.

When I had first read the news, I figured that a CAMERA would be ‘implanted’. Turns out it’s a stick on camera and a PLATE was implanted.

Now, just use your non-camera mounted head for a second and think. Couldn’t the same pointless objective be achieved if he were to wear a hat with a camera at the back? Or attach the camera to his head with something as simple as a rubber-band and avoid a painful surgery?

Have said it before as well, and will say it again – Some people do extremely stupid things in the name of art. It’s even worse when other idiots appreciate it.

The last time Bilal went all cuckoo and did something equally pointless (if not more) was in 2007 when he allowed virtual users to fire paintballs at him. At that time, The Chicago Tribune decided to name Buffoon Bilal as “Artist of the year” (!!!???).

Sigh… idiots encouraging other idiots.

9780 Available in Dubai

Thanks Yousef


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Floor Cleaning Shoes




When I saw the picture of this product, the first thought in my head was – StormTrooper shoes! The Empire Strikes Back!

It’s a concept product. The How to Use guide states when your foot is ON THE FLOOR, the device will switch off automatically. To make it work (clean), LIFT the foot a little and the device will switch on.

Might not be as weird as I think, but what I am actually picturing is - A ballet dancer with these shoes on, trying to clean the floor while practicing a routine.

errr… am I the only one who thinks using a normal vacuum cleaner would be a hell lot easier?

TSA Policies Need Serious Revision



Tammy Banovac, a 52 year old retired surgeon who uses a wheelchair got tired of her wheelchair buzzing off the scanners every time she travelled. Since her wheelchair sets off the scanners, she ends up being hand-searched at the security checkpoint.

According to reports, Tammy didn’t like the idea of being hand-searched, thanks to an earlier “unpleasant hands-on experience”. So, she tries a different approach.

On her most recent travel, Tammy arrived at the airport dressed in black lace lingerie and a trench coat. She refuses to go through the metal detector (given that her wheelchair is metal, it would go off any way) and takes off her trench coat.

Tammy’s view – “Here you go. I am not hiding anything, so you don’t really need to perform a hand-search or grope me”.

What happened next?

TSA officials give her an hour long hand-search and questioning. Tammy misses her flight. If you think about it, the only thing that needed to be checked would have been the wheelchair and there is no way that would take an hour.

Given the woman wasn’t wearing anything other than her lace bra / panties and a pearl necklace, I don’t see why it would take the officials an hour to “check” for whatever they thought she might have been concealing in her lace underwear.

TSA officials claimed that they found traces of nitrate residue on her body. My point is – nitrate residue or not, how the hell would it take an hour to search someone who is wearing nothing but her underwear?? Where did they think she would be hiding the weapon(s)???

Tammy did the exact same thing the following day and still got a hand-search but this time managed to take the flight.

I don’t know Tammy and she just might have more issues than her disability. Probably she is messed up in her head as well. Perhaps she has a mental condition or just a disturbed individual, who knows. Look at the video and you will realise why some people are commenting that she looks lifeless and / or a robot.

Regardless of her probably being a cuckoo brain or (highly unlikely) a humanoid, I can’t seem to understand why she was subject to an hour long secondary security screening!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Guzre Dinon Ki Yaad Barasti Ghataa Lage

Qateel Shifai…

Guzre dinon ki yaad barasti ghataa lage
Guzroon jo us gali se to thandi havaa lage

Mehmaan ban ke aaye kisi roz agar vo shakhs
Us roz bin sajaaye mera ghar sajaa lage

Main iss liye manaataa nahin vasl ki khushi
Mere raqib ki na mujhe bad-duaa lage

Vo qahat dosti ka padaa hai ki in dinon
Jo muskuraa ke baat kare aashnaa lage

Tark-e-vafaa ke baad ye us ki adaa 'qateel'
Mujhko sataaye koi to us ko buraa lage

Groping Or Non-Groping



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Teacher Bans Students From Bringing Pencils To School



When I first read the headline, I thought – perhaps the teacher wanted every student to have their own Netbook (which wouldn’t be a bad idea). But the teacher’s argument against pencils is…… ”pencils can be used to build weapons”!!

The teacher (Wendy Scott) sent a memo to the parents of her sixth grade students stating that from Nov 15, any student bringing writing implements to school would face disciplinary action for having materials to build weapons! It also said that pencils would be provided for students in the class.

Just curious - how are Wendy Scott’s pencils different from the ones that the students are getting?

Fists and feet can be used as weapons too, so… err… what would Wendy suggest next? Chop off the hands and legs of the sixth grade students?

I bet Wendy would love to implement TSA’s ‘security measures’ before anyone enters her class.

Friday, November 26, 2010

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blogger Sentral's Guest Author Ignoring Own Advice


I saw this today morning. The Post is titled 10 Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts.


Anything you can do to shorten your post will be improve your writing immensely.


Tip No:7 says Proofread. Which I totally agree with, but then there is a typo in the very next ‘tip’.

What’s even worse - There is a Tip No: 6 that says: “Don’t Ignore Your Readers”. Now, I had submitted a comment for this post on Blogger Sentral today morning, highlighting the typo and suggesting that the author refers to his Tip No: 7. The comment has not been published.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the typo hasn’t been corrected and it’s 11:49 PM.

Sometimes absence is required to feel someone’s presence more intensely

Sarah Palin AGAIN!


CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea?
PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –
CO-HOST: South Korean.
PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

If she does win the republican nomination to run for president, she should be referred to as the republiCUNT candidate. Dumb bitch.

Judging by the crap Palin keeps saying and tweeting time and again, I seriously believe that she just puts words together and prays that it makes some sense. More often than not – it’s meaningless.

To quote Frank Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond – “I could’ve eaten a box of Alphabits and crapped a better interview”.

Two And A Half Men - Season 8 Episode 10



You guys remember Courtney, right (I am sure everyone does)? Well Jenny McCarthy is back!

Another reason to watch the show. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Transfer Funds To Any Bank Via Mobile



Read this today morning on TOI. Simple enough concept that facilitates 24X7 fund transfers in real time. Register with the bank for a Mobile Money Transfer Identifier Number (MMID). Install the Mobile Banking app on the handset and that’s pretty much it. Of course, goes without saying that you need to have a mobile number and a Bank Account.

The article quotes “anofficial” (typo on the site) as saying “Nowhere in the world is a facility of this magnitude present”.

From all the places in the world one could think of - even a BETTER service is available in….. KENYA! It has been available since 2007. The users don’t need a Mobile Banking app or even a Bank Account. In March 2010, USD 351 million were transferred using this service.

Here is the link to the Kenya story.

I had read the news (about Kenya) the other day and was impressed that all the user had to do was send a TEXT message to transfer cash. What further impressed me was there was no need for a Bank Account!

Obviously the OFFICIAL can go ahead and claim he was referring to Bank Transfers specifically and NOT money transfers in general. Or he could go on and say that he MEANT it in terms of population.

Well - if you have a higher population, obviously there will be a higher number of users. There is very little to brag about on that front. Having a huge number of cellphone subscribers or bank accounts doesn’t really hold much weight when you are the second most populated country in the world!

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao…. Apni akal ladaao!


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

TSA Nonsense




Concept Traffic Light - Continued




Here is another one.

Was just thinking, instead of having an hour glass (highlighted in the previous post) or having a marker thingy / loading bars (as pictured above), why not just make it numeric? It’s called – KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Something like – Keep a 2 position system. Top for Stop, Bottom for Go and instead of displaying just a solid colour, it displays a countdown timer.

Would be large enough to be readable. The different positions would make it usable for the colour blind as well and there would be no need for an extra display unit to show the timer.

New Traffic Light Concept – Flawed



Does look interesting. However, I would like to add that I have seen standard traffic lights with attached timers which serve the purpose just fine.

Looking at the concept and thinking about it, there are a few problems. Using the orange twice is going to be a bit confusing, but what’s really wrong with the concept is – they didn’t think about people who are colour blind!

Now before someone comes with wise ass remarks, please read - the present traffic light design works fine for the colour blind because of the positioning of the lights. Top is Stop, Bottom is Go, Middle is Prepare to Stop.

And just for the record, there are different types of colour blindness. The major ones are:

  • Red-Green - those who have difficulty distinguishing between red and green.
  • Blue-Yellow - those who have difficulty distinguishing between blue and yellow.

Wiki Link on Colour Blindness