Thursday, November 29, 2012

Does ANYONE Know The Meaning Of 'Indigenous'??

THAT is the definition.

Now, here is an article from TOI:

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised India as a "super-power" in the field of information technology as he unveiled the country's first indigenously created low-cost Aakash 2 tablet here.

Emphasis Added.

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How can this be indigenously created when the parties involved have issued statements like:

Some of Aakash's components were made in China - Suneet Singh Tuli, DataWind


DataWind, the London-based company that won a government contract to produce the first 100,000 Aakash tablets, "does only sales". The tablets we sell to DataWind are ready to be sold. They are finished, ready-to-use products. All parts are made in China. We buy the touch screen from a Chinese manufacturer and make the rest of the parts ourselves. We then assemble the tablets into finished products - Li Junhao, Trend Grace (a company based in Shenzhen, China, that is one of several Chinese manufacturers making Aakash-2 tablets, according to invoices sent to DataWind that were reviewed by The Times).

Digital Circuits, in Bangalore, signed an agreement to produce tablets in August, but the managing director of the company, Subhash Goyal, said it had not produced any so far. Goyal said that his company had no experience manufacturing tablets.


An executive from another subcontractor based in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi, said his company had not yet started production

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Dikhaawon pe mat jaao… apni akal ladaao.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

English Vinglish

Sridevi, after all these years - refreshing.

I would say the film is watchable. Could have been a lot better. Probably I didn't like it as much because I was expecting something different from the film. Some parts are actually quite good, but that gets evened out by some rather over the top sequences. The cafe sequence was ridiculous.

Was extremely disappointed by the maker's bastardised version of Mind Your Language.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crap From NDTV

Screen Shot 2012-11-21 at 11.29.30 PM

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The article goes on to mention the film (on the subject of terrorism) A Wednesday (?!?!!) Waah! Kya connection nikaala hai (doob maro)!!

… If this isn't rock bottom for 'news' reporting, then what is?!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trust those who seek the truth, but doubt those who say that they have found it.

Gizmodo's Anti RIM Rants Get Ridiculous

This isn't the first time anti RIM posts have been published. I will admit that at times, there have been valid reasons for bad-mouthing RIM and/or its products, [lack of] certain features/specifications. There have been posts where the sole reason for the rant is personal preference for another device.

But now it has come to a point where editors at Gizmodo will take up just anything about RIM and publish a negative post. I can't think of any reason why Casey Chan would put up this ridiculous post - Caption This Dumb Picture of RIM’s CEO Taking a Picture with a BlackBerry 10 Device at a Basketball Game.

Honestly, I don't see anything funny/confusing/'dumb' about the picture that seems to have caused Chan to have a laugh riot. That said, there ARE some pictures that I DO find dumb (see below). I wonder what Chan would have to say about these:


OR

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

jabtakhaijaan

SRK ghatiya filmen karta rahega… jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan. 

The film successfully highlights the complete absence of logic in film-making. Crap. Don't watch.

Absolutely no character development. The film didn't have to be THAT long given that there really wasn't much of a story to tell or a plot to follow.

I didn't have a choice. I had to watch it (sister is a big fan… yes – same old story). BUT if you do have a choice - don't watch this crap.

In addition to finding this film stupid, illogical, and a complete waste of time – I also found it cheap. Not in terms of production value, but in the way some scenes/dialogues were shot.

I am definitely NOT a prude, but there are ways to depict scenes in a film so that they don't come across as crude/vulgar/cheap. At times film-makers get it right. At times they get it wrong. Then there are some cases where they intentionally get it wrong (shock value).

In my view, there were some scenes / sequences in this film that came across as cheap. It did seem (to me) that this was unnecessary and rather pathetic. 


[Spoiler/Rant]

Samar moves from London. But before that he 'challenges' god. The whole thing is rather stupid, if you think about it. IF Samar really wanted to rubbish Meera's belief (rolls eyes), then all he had to do was snip off one wrong wire while defusing any of those 100 odd bombs that he had been attending to.

Samar would die, Meera-God Deal Making bullshit would be proved wrong. Samar would have made his point and won the argument. Of course, an added advantage would be – the film would have been significantly shorter. 

But, as SRK would put it – Haar kar bhi jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hain… he doesn't cut off the wrong wire. NOT ONCE!

The idiot doesn't understand that by staying alive he is further validating Meera's pointless argument.


Treating a patient suffering from Retrograde Amnesia – What would be a more 'sensible' option to help trigger the patient's memory?

Option 1 - Telling him the truth and exposing him (in a controlled / supervised manner) to the events/places/people that he seems to have forgotten.

Option 2 - Setting up an elaborate lie and convincing him about - Events that never happened. Life he never lived. Family that doesn't exist.

Had the intention been to 'trigger' Samar's memory – The doctors could have started off with showing him the 'documentary' that was filmed by Akira. Failing which, they could have given Samar the journal he has kept (in his own handwriting).

Surely these would have a better chance of triggering Samar's memory as opposed to the bullshit they ended up doing.

If one does opt for the second option – clearly the recovery of the patient's memory is NOT the priority. The priority (in this film) was possibly to give some more screen time to Katrina Kaif.

If the retarded morons film-makers would just use their brains, there could have been a much better way of accomplishing that (more screen time for Katrina) without using this illogical 'twist'.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Shit From Shining India, This Time Thanks To The Election Commission

I have read the news article a couple of times, and … I still find it difficult to swallow.

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The EC guidelines allows its officials to use any car for a token payment if they need the vehicle.

A senior officer of a corporate company, refusing to be named, said, "I was returning to Vadodara with my driver on Saturday evening, when the cops just took away the six-seater car saying that they needed it for the elections. We pleaded that this was the company CEO's car, but they refused to hear anything." He said the cops did give them a receipt and promised to pay Rs 800 per day for the vehicle as rent.

Another corporate honcho said, "My driver was coming back after dropping guests at the city's international airport. The cops just took away the car and asked the driver to go back in auto-rickshaw. We tried our level best to get back the car, but the cops refused to even hear us."

The Ahmedabad traffic police have so far confiscated 21 trucks, seven buses and 13 light motor vehicles. "Till election, there are going to 60 companies for security and each company would require eight vehicles and hence Ahmedabad city police will require 480 vehicles," said a senior officer.

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What nonsense! It's not as if the vehicles were commandeered in the course of a pursuit. They need the vehicles for monitoring / observing the state elections!

If the officials need cars, let them get the cars from the rental agencies. Lease them, rent them, buy them. You can't have cops confiscating private vehicles without the consent of the owner.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

BBM 7 (BETA) Brings Voice Calling Over WiFi

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Customers can initiate a BBM Voice call directly, or instantly switch from a BBM text chat to talk, and back again.

The split-screen feature allows customers to talk and text at the same time, so for example, they can send a picture to their contact while talking with them. They can also check other BBM text chats, check email, or navigate to other apps while engaged on a BBM Voice call.

  • BBM provides a visual indicator that shows when contacts are available for a voice call.
  • BBM Voice is compatible with any accessories a customer has now for making voice calls on their BlackBerry smartphone, such as a Bluetooth® or wired headset. Customers can also use BBM Voice over their BlackBerry smartphone's speakerphone.
  • If it's not an ideal time to talk, customers can simply choose to respond by texting back.
  • Another important feature of BBM version 7 is its integration with a customer's BlackBerry ID, which is designed to back up their BBM profile, groups and contacts so they can automatically be restored in the event they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone, including to a BlackBerry® 10 device.

BBM version 7 with the new BBM Voice feature is currently available in Beta for BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry® 6 OS or higher with support planned for smartphones running the BlackBerry 5 OS at a future date.

The Beta can be downloaded for free from BlackBerry Beta Zone**. Customers can sign up to BlackBerry Beta Zone for free at www.BlackBerry.com/betazone.

For now, BBM Voice is available ONLY over WiFi. No 2G / 3G / 4G support.

Woman Runs Down Husband For Not Voting

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(Reuters) - An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday.

Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.

…Witnesses reported the argument broke out on Saturday morning in a parking lot and escalated. Mrs Solomon then chased her husband around the lot with the car, yelling at him as he tried to hide behind a light pole, police said. He was struck after attempting to flee to a nearby street.

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THAT time of the month OR another frustrated bitch wife OR just another crazy Republican??

Monday, November 12, 2012

Return Of The Attention Whores

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Activist Anna Hazare on Sunday warned the government that he will go on fast if a strong Lokpal bill was not passed by Parliament by 2014.

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Yawn…

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"Yes, our team has spilt. But I believe both the paths are necessary. We thought that politics is not our way. We will not be enemies. A volunteer can choose his path. They should be clear in their mind. It should not be that they change minds frequently," he said.

Err… like the way Anna changes his mind after every other press conference / core group meeting?!? Nautanki saala.


In other news

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Singh on Sunday compared Kejriwal with Sawant, saying that they both try and expose, but without any substance. Singh had tweeted: "Arvind Kejriwal is like Rakhi Sawant . They both try and expose but with no substance. Apologies to Rakhi Sawant I am an old fan of hers !"

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As if to prove the point that Digvijay Singh was trying to make, Rakhi Sawant responded - "He will now know, what I can do. I am in talks with a lawyer and will definitely drag Singh to the court for insulting a woman. Why don't they concentrate on their work rather than talk about others in a derogatory manner".

I am not a fan of the politician, but I think Singh's tweet was pretty cool / funny.


BTW, I missed out on the TOI typo - Screenshot below:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

US Elections




Vo Ahad Ahad Hi Kya Jise Nibhaao Bhi

Mustafa Zaidi…

Vo ahad ahad hi kya jise nibhaao bhi
Humaare vaada-e-ulfat ko bhool jaao bhi

Bhalaa kahaan ke hum aise gumaan vaale hain
Hazaar baar hum aayen humen bulaao bhi

Bigad chalaa hai bahut rasm-e-khudkushi ka chalan
Daraane vaalo kisi roz kar dikhaao bhi

Tumhaari neend mein doobi hui aankhon ki qasam
Humen ye zid hai ki jaago bhi aur jagaao bhi

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

- George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Apophis – Zana Design

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Apophis is the latest creation of ZaNa Design . This unique usb flash drive is designed for the most demanding Clients looking for exceptional and one-of-a-kind products.Thanks to the use of the authentic and certified meteorite this usb flash drive refers to “Apophis”, the famous planetoid. The high-purity diamond is an excellent complement for the 4,5 billion years old meteorite. The casing of the Apophis is made of 200 years old African Black Wood considered to be the most luxurious wood in the world. The whole device is covered with 925 silver and 18-carat gold in the most exclusive version.

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The price – USD 1,130 for the Silver edition, or USD 1,990 for the Gold edition [Link].

What a waste…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Heroine

Just wanted to point out that the poster is err… inspired.

About the film – Waste of time. The plot is… nothing much to talk about, really. The film is rubbish and the execution is pathetic.

Kareena 'can't act' Kapoor is her usual talentless self. I don't even think she is good looking. Nope, not even average. I find her ugly. But there are plenty who don't, so they can watch her pathetic attempt at 'dancing' while they listen to the horrid Halkat Jawaani item song (Thuuu… Some people have no taste).

Message for Madhur Bhandarkar – Phir puraani wahi kahaani… Same shit story, same crappy treatment, same nonsense, same gay/bisexual characters.

Seriously mate, have you ever interacted with a gay individual? This may come as a shock to you, but it is not a necessity for every gay man to behave like Karan Johar. Not every fashion designer / stylist is gay. And having a limp wrist is NOT a pre-requisite for being gay.

Why bother making films? You should consider working with Ekta Kapoor and churning out same crappy Star Plus soap episodes, day after day. And when you finally have a good story / plot – THEN make a film.

I have been trying really hard - for a few years now, to avoid putting up crap like this. But… just can't help it anymore. So here goes:

This was posted on a forum yesterday:

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Over the Eid holidays...we got to see some live 'action' too.

It happened near Al Kout, Fahaheel. An Indian driver (of a Q80) family was coming out of the parking, onto the main road, when he abruptly came in front of a Q80 chap n nearly met with an accident. The Q80 chap braked suddenly n shouted (something) at the Indian driver. The Indian driver too....replied (not in similar manner but almost)....which, pissed off the Q80 chap. He moved his car in front and blocked the path of the other....and rushed out and went over to the driver's side.

The window on the driver's side was down n after a few heated words....he started to punch the driver. Though the driver was taken by surprise from the sudden left n right jabs....he too retaliated in kind and threw blows after blows, at the Q80 chap. The only thing restraining the driver was the seat belt tat he had worn....otherwise I'm sure he wud hav given the Q80 chap a real thrashing. The other occupants of the car....an old lady n her Indian maid...came out, to separate both of them....but on seeing their driver returning the blows equally n at par...they backed off.

Anyways...after a few minutes....the punches stopped n the Q80 guy backed off...thinking...."enuff was enuff....n it wud be wise to back off...while I'm still able to stand"...and went back to his car. Tats when I noticed his face had blood oozing n a few scratches below his eyes.

The other thing was tat it was just at the round-about of al Kout n traffic was backed up, till the fish market entrance...but none of the other drivers, came out, to stop or separate them.

And I thot tat they exchanged gifts during Eid, instead of 'blows to the face'.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but… you were there. Did YOU get out and intervene?


[Rant]

It's not like YOU did anything about it. Other than sit and watch the 'live action'.

Perhaps I should give you the benefit of doubt.

Perhaps it wasn't your intent to highlight the 'no one gives a damn' or the 'why should I bother' attitude of the people. Perhaps you weren't criticising the attitude of the other motorists who did not jump to help the sparring parties or intervene to solve the problem. Perhaps you honestly just wanted to give an account of what you witnessed. Perhaps…

The primary reason for me not being able to extend the benefit of doubt to you is - THIS ISN'T the first time you have said or done something like this. I DO know you. We have interacted personally. I HAVE been reading your posts for YEARS now. I KNOW EXACTLY what you intended to highlight towards the end of that post.

Seriously mate, this is NOT cool. Stop it.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao.

Now, Rajasthan Panchayat Says No Mobiles For Girls

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Jaipur: A community panchayat in Rajasthan has unanimously favoured prohibiting girls from using personal mobile phones in order to ensure that they do not get involved with boys.

…Girls using mobile phones are easily connected and approachable and this freedom may create unnecessary problems for her family", Durga Lal, Sarpanch of Bhandarez,

… "It was a common opinion, passed unanimously, not a binding decision. If anybody wants to allow girls in his family for using and carrying personal mobile phones, he can do so but I hope that everybody would follow the common opinion because ultimately it is for good", he added.

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The cunts Panchayat is of the opinion that a girl and a boy can get connected / involved via mobiles and that may lead to unnecessary problems for the family.

For a second, let us all believe that there is absolutely no other way / medium through which a boy and girl may be able to get 'connected / involved'. Now my question to the 'elders' of Bhandarez is - Why prohibit just the girls from using mobile phones? Why not prohibit the boys as well??

Wouldn't it be 'ultimately for good' if the mobiles were taken away from the boys as well?

Bharat maata ki… (for the ones who want to make an issue over that phrase - its a song, you fucking retard).

Duniya mein chutiyon ki kammi nahin hai.

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