Thursday, September 29, 2011

ExRated.com

 

A site to post shit about your ex. Here is what the About ExRated page has to say:

EX|Rated's mission is to empower singles by giving them character reviews of potential dates, and allow them to express themselves through multiple choice reviews designed to help them realize what went wrong in the past and how to make the right dating choices in the future.

How does it work?

It's simple. Search for a name to see the 1 to 5 star rating of the person. To see the entire review, become a member. It doesn't cost anything - just write a review of one of your EXs. If anyone else has written a review on the same person, you are automatically linked as friends and can comment on each other's reviews, and see where you check in.

In other words, if former President Bill Clinton were to write a review on Monica Lewinsky, and you dated her and wrote a review on her, you would be "ex-friends" with Bill Clinton, and be able to see his check-ins as well as be notified when he posts new reviews. How cool is that?!

How cool is what?

I fail to see how this serves any purpose. According to the website, this is how people are using it:

  • Networking through ex-girlfriends who date financial power-players or musicians (if you've been searching for that great drummer to complete your band....)
  • Dating resume - date one model, you can date another according to George Costanza from Seinfeld.
  • Break a girl's heart, give her a good rating and recommend her to a friend (or "exfriend".)
  • Figure out what it is you really want by filling out a form of "why it didn't work with this one."
  • Instead of having to listen to your single friends' constant dating complaints, direct them to the site.
  • Improve people's dating manners by encouraging them to strive for a good rating.

I will never understand how one can come up with such crap ideas and then find time to actually work and launch a crap project like this.

Yet another domain name wasted.

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Why? Why is it SO difficult!

BTW, which idiotic groom would think it’s ohh soo cool to lead the baraat and reach his wedding in a bloody rick!?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is My Son Gay – Android App

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5 Stars – Wow. Seriously, What the fuck is up with these ridiculous apps! The app figures out if your son is gay or not by reviewing the Yes/No answers your son gives to a series of 20 questions.

OMG Christopher / Vincent – What are you going to do now? It’s the end of the world, isn’t it??

You know what – it would be a blessing if the entire world turned gay. Reproduction of this dumbed down version of the human species just HAS TO stop.

(Let's just leave a few straight guys around for the straight women. There is absolutely no reason to be mean, now is there).

Dog Sneaks Into Labour Room, Takes Away Newborn

AJMER: At a time when the government has just launched a special scheme for expectant mothers and newborns in the state, a street dog managed to enter the labour room of the government hospital at Kishangarh town and took away a newborn on Saturday. The body of the infant was later recovered by the hospital staff and relatives.

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What does one say to that?

Doob maro.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Whole Hand Skeletal Bracelet

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Normally I would put this under the WTF label, but for some reason don’t feel like doing so for this one. Could be because it’s designed by Delfina Delettrez. Delfina… nice name.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NFC Coming Soon To Yale Door Locks

 

During CEDIA Expo 2011, Yale demonstrated what appears to be the first consumer door lock that employs near field communication - just hold your NFC-enabled smartphone near the lock and the latch responds, as long as you have the right permissions.

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Interesting. I am pretty sure a conventional key would also unlock the door in case the handset runs out of battery, or gets nuked / bricked.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rock Legends REM Announce Split

Members of legendary US rock band REM have announced they are splitting up after 31 years.

"We have decided to call it a day as a band," the band said. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

The group found fame with a string of albums, notably 90s hits Out of Time and Automatic for the People.

The band's website was unavailable on Wednesday afternoon after the announcement was made.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TOI Nonsense Continues

For some reason, the reporter thought this story was so interesting that he reported it twice in the same article!

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That’s how it starts off and then you scroll down reading the tale of the idiotic engineer who just kept shelling out the cash. After reading the account, you notice that the story starts off again from the beginning just worded differently.


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I have marked the Address Bar in both the screenshots in order to highlight that it’s the same link.

Electree

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After bathing in the sun's light for about a day and a half, the tree's 27 solar panel "leaves" will have more than enough power to charge your phone.

Muller even wants to see the trees lining streets to power whole cities. Which is... ambitious. The Electree is currently on presale for $370

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Forget about everything else (including the price tag), this thing looks absolutely horrid.

You may want to call it inspired from Tree of Life (Avatar) or whatever nonsense you want, to me – it looks like Medusa’s head.

INR 22 Crore For A Nano

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Mumbai: The Tata Group Monday unveiled a Nano car - made with gold and silver, and studded with precious stones - worth an astronomical over Rs.22 crore.

But, it's not for sale - the valuable and fully functional car is a unique branding and promotional initiative by Goldplus Jewellery, part of Titan Industries, a Tata Group company, an official said.

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Don’t we make enough fun of the Nano already?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Agniyan – Ignite Hope

In India, cricket is a religion and the entire nation comes to a standstill when the "Men in Blue" walk out to the field. Our recent victorious campaign in the World Cup 2011 has only helped us to love our cricket even better. Also in India, poverty is still a major concern. 38% of our Indian population is poor and this is one third of the world's poor. On a brighter note, India's poverty rate is expected to drop in the upcoming years.

Irrespective of their financial status, every single Indian cheers for our country when India plays cricket. This unity is special. We feel it will help us to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

Agniyan is a platform for Indian cricket lovers across the world to do social good by pledging their support for Team India. We raise funds for non-profit organizations by pledging our support for Team India.

Join us to pledge your support for Team India. We've made the first step.

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Fake Tricolour

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Faaltu ki nautanki.

Now you want patriots to sit and count the number of spokes printed in the Ashoka Chakra on the flag they are buying? You want them to waste the time checking the authenticity of this flag (costing between INR 1 to INR 3) when they could be out there waving these damn things and protesting?

Given that most of the protestors don’t even know what exactly they are protesting for, it would be a bit of a stretch expecting them to be aware of the correct number of spokes that should be present in the Ashoka Chakra.

Dishonour to our national flag – Arrey bakwaas band kar. After any rally, just take a look at the streets. They are carpeted with the tricolour. Take a walk in Delhi after the Independence Day parade is over and see for yourself how much honour is being given to your national flag.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lotus HQ Desktop Clock For BlackBerry – ???

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Errr… Can ANYONE please tell me what the hell does this USD 89.99 app actually do (other than show time)? What exactly about this app translates to high class unique design (other than the ridiculous price tag)??

Just been made aware that similar nonsense is on the Android Market as well. How the hell does such (cr)app  come up on App Market / World / Store in the first place?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The PowerBag – Charge On The Go

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Inside the Powerbag is a 3000 mAh or a 6000 mAh battery that can charge four devices at once using the included micro-usb, mini-usb and Apple charging cable. The $139 Powerbag is slated to arrive in October at major retailers like Best Buy and Office Max.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Clicked At City Centre, Shuwaikh

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As much as I hate going to this place – at times, I have to. Mom and sis just have to shop here (clueless about the reason).

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Can’t figure out why there was a need to rip off the poster. Watchable. Some parts were actually enjoyable.

Khwaabon Ke Parinde – beautiful song.

Politics Of Love

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Yawn…

Boring. Waste of time.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ayam Zaman – Crowne Plaza

http://www.kuwait.crowneplaza.com/dinning/kwikw/ayam_zaman.html

My friend really likes this place and we all ended up over there last evening. I can’t comment about the food (I really don’t know when it comes to food), but the service was rubbish.

I didn’t like the chairs to begin with, but I am sure my friend would point out that we were sitting in the wrong place and should have gone to the other side/section whatever. But that’s not the only reason why I thought this place was rubbish.

Nobody bothered to even empty our ashtray. It might not sound like a big deal to many, but it is for me. There are two people smoking on the table, and there is just one tiny ashtray. If you can’t get us a fresh one every 20 mins, well at least empty this one!

I got my drink in a smoked glass with the 7 up logo (yes, it does bother me). And the Indian waiter serving us believed that there was actually a drink called moGGGEEto (mojito is pronounced as mōˈhētō).

Extremely disappointing.

Damadamm

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Just listened to the songs. There is not a single track that is worth listening to for a second time.

Absolute crap.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

South Indian Heroes Can Type… In Windows Media Player!!

Thanks Shauki

WTF!

The morons could have at least run it in Full Screen mode. Sheesh.

Blu e-Cigs

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Now in Smart Pack offering:

  • Convenient cartomizer: Smart Packs include blu's most recent innovation, a one-piece flavour cartridge and atomizer that lets you choose your nicotine strength and flavour in one simple step -- offering unmatched consistency and flavour.
  • Instant inventory: The blu Smart Pack will eventually trigger automatic reordering when your supply runs low, based on parameters each user sets in advance.
  • Homing device feature to locate other blu users close by.

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Future versions to also include Social Networking capabilities (??!).


Err… well, let’s just say I prefer the real thing. Social Networking, Homing device… whatever. All I want to do is enjoy my horrid habit in peace. The entire concept of e-Cigs just doesn’t appeal to me. I did try it out once, just didn’t work as well as I had hoped.

Seriously doubt there can be a proper substitute for the real thing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BlackBerry App World 3.0

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App World 3.0 now available for download.

It’s just a new UI. Oh, and you can share apps with your BBM contacts (or some crap like that).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi

Irshad Kamil…

Tera shehar jo peechhe chhoot rahaa, kuch andar-andar toot raha
Hairaan hain mere do naina - yeh jharna kahaan se phoot raha

Jab-jab chaaha, tune rajj ke rulaaya
Jab-jab chaaha, tune khul ke hansaaya
Jab-jab chaaha, tune khud mein milaaya
Ik tu hi….

Mendha to hai - rabb kho gaya, mendha to hai - sab kho gaya
Teriya mohabbatan ne lut put saayaan - teriya mohabbatan ne sacheya satayaan
Khaali hath modi na tu - khaali hath aayaa

Kaanch pe chalna, aanch mein jalna - jitne bhi dard hain, maaye seh na sake ye jindadhi
Zehar ko peeke, sooli pe jee ke - nikle jo dum kabhi, to inn dardon se chchute jindadhi
Yun waqt kate - meri jaan ghate - armaan sabhi tukadon mein bate 

Kaanch pe chalna aanch mein jalna -jitne bhi dard hain, maaye seh na sake ye jindadhi
Teriya judaiyaan agge dukh saare chhote - teriya judaiyaan agge gham saare khote
Pal-pal hote mere dil de totte

Dil ki gaagar se, saat saagar se chalke hai to kyon ye - paancho dariya bhi hairaan ho gaye
Saaz tan-man ke, sone se khanke - saath mere tha jab mera, ab to yeh veeraan ho gaye
Tere gham ko mitawaan kaise - tujhko bhulawan kaise - lagiya nibhawaan kaise - bhichde ko paawan Kaise

Dil ki gaagar se saat saagar se chhalke hai to kyon ye - paancho dariya bhi hairaan ho gaye
Teriya mohabbatan ne haq bhi diye hain - teriya mohabbatan ne dukh bhi diye hain
Tere bina lakh vaari mar ke jiye hain


Beautiful…. I can’t think of any other word to describe this song. This is one of those songs where I just want to highlight (bold) every line. 

There are three versions of the same track. If I were to rate them, it would be:

  1. Wadali Brothers (Mehfil Mix) – embedded in the post.
  2. Hans Raj Hans
  3. Shahid Maliya (Reprise)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cheney’s Memoirs

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PR Agencies No Longer Needed – For Some

After promising to go nude if India won the 2011 World Cup, Poonam has partially fulfilled her promise. She posted an image of herself in a bikini on the micro blogging site Twitter, which she calls a 'Motivational Surprise' for the Indian team.

She tweeted: "The world will see that I lived up to my inspiration. Now, I am sure my team will beat England. Our time has come... the Pics r in Series every Match they win in England will release More... but for now its a Inspirational one for them."

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That’s a quick way to hike one’s popularity (and spike the number of followers on Twitter and / or FaceBook). I seriously doubt anyone could possibly be so delusional as to TRULY believe that her steamy pics are responsible for a cricket team’s performance in a particular match / series.

If Poonam Pandey IS of that opinion, then I guess she just thinks a bit too highly about herself. Team India is going to play better to see her go nude! That’s pretty much as deluded as one can get.

It seems that for aspiring actresses / models (at least) there is no longer a need to hire PR agents. All they need is a Twitter account and post a few nude or semi-nude pics.

Sigh. Hota hai, chalta hai… duniya hai.

For those interested, Poonam Pandey’s Twitter ID - @iPoonampandey

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vacation Auto-Reply Email – Finally An Honest One

I am currently out of the office on vacation.

I know I’m supposed to say that I’ll have limited access to email and won’t be able to respond until I return — but that’s not true. My blackberry will be with me and I can respond if I need to. And I recognize that I’ll probably need to interrupt my vacation from time to time to deal with something urgent.

That said, I promised my wife that I am going to try to disconnect, get away and enjoy our vacation as much as possible. So, I’m going to experiment with something new. I’m going to leave the decision in your hands:

  • If your email truly is urgent and you need a response while I’m on vacation, please resend it to interruptyourvacation@firstround.com and I’ll try to respond to it promptly.
  • If you think someone else at First Round Capital might be able to help you, feel free to email my assistant, Fiona (fiona@firstround.com) and she’ll try to point you in the right direction.

Otherwise, I’ll respond when I return…

Warm regards,
Josh

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