Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Audi R8 Launched In Hyderabad

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German auto maker Audi’s R8 was launched recently in Hyderabad.

R8 is one of the most successful super cars in the world and this beauty comes with 420 bhp FSI engine, can dash from zero to 100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 301 kmph.

The two-seater car comes ready-equipped with R Tronic gear shifting system, LED tail lights with a three-dimensional effect, 140-watt audio system, driver information system with integral stopwatch for taking lap times, sports seats trimmed in combined Alcantara/leather, 18-inch wheels fitted with cast alloy wheels besides a range of additional accessories. It also comes in custom-ordered colours based on customer’s preference.

This mean machine costs Ex-showroom price Rs. 1.17 cr. Audi’s Hyderabad showroom has already got 2 bookings.

sources: motorbeam , Hindu

Saturday, December 27, 2008

9-year Girl From India Becomes Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-year old Indian girl from Tamil Nadu became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional .Lavinyashree set a record by passing this exam at 9.

Source :

gizmodo , NDTV

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ghajini Set Record For Highest Ever Advanced Booking

ghajini_promotion1 Even before its release, the Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini has made history of sorts, recording the highest ever advance booking for any film in Bollywood.

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Aamir Khan has left no stone unturned in promoting the movie. First up he got a very good web site http://www.rememberghajini.com/  made for the movie And its a known fact that Aamir becomes excessively media friendly when the release dates of his movies get closer .This time he walked the ramp , he even turned barber and and gave some of his fans the Ghajini hair cut.Ghajini promoters have tied up with leading multiplexes in Mumbai where multiplex staffs have volunteered to sport the famous Ghajini hairstyle.

So much for the publicity.           

 

Source: Yahoo.

Hero Honda Introduces Three New Variants

Hero Honda introduced three new variants including refurbished variants of two of its 125 cc executive segment motorcycles- Glamour and Glamour Fi (fuel injection).While, the new variants of Glamour will be available between Rs 45,800 and Rs 47,700 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Glamour Fi variants will be priced between Rs 51,450 and Rs 55,450 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Also a auto start version of its entry level bike CD Deluxe was announced, with the introduction this bike Hero Honda can now boost of self-start variants for almost all its entry level bikes( Hero Honda recently introduced self start variants of Passion and Splendour during the Dewali Season) other industry players like TVS and Bajaj brought self start options to their entry level much earlier.

Hero Honda also hopes to deal with the sluggish market with this releases.

Source:

expressindia, vicky.in

Merry Christmas

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Techblues wishes all its readers Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Completed 100 Posts

These days I'm not really obsessed with my blog stats as i once was this made me miss one of the major mile stone .I recently published 100Th post(link) and this post is officially 107Th  .I was also not keen on celebrating milestones , the only post i wrote about milestones was when my blog got 5000 visitors now the visitors have grown considerably with the official count nearing 40000 visitors i felt its time for one more celebration to keep going. So here i am celebrating 100 posts on my blog.A special thanks to all the regular visitors.Keep Coming back for more and this new year we are going to make some changes to the blog with more focus on bikes and more.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chinese-make phones without IMEI number may be banned in India

The Department Of Telecom of India might ban China mobiles in India .According to a government source, the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which is investigating the recent terrorist attacks that took place in India, fake IMEI numbers make it almost impossible for the law enforcement agencies and investigators to track down suspicious calls.

"An IMEI number consists of 15-17 digits. Genuine branded phones carry valid IMEI numbers. When the SIM card in a mobile phone gets activated, the IMEI number gets automatically registered with the GSM service provider and it becomes possible to trace a call and find out the caller's identity and the location from where the call was made," the official said.

These Chinese made mobiles either use fake or no IMEI numbers.In Delhi, these 'Made in China' mobile phones are sold in Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place and Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh and in Hyderabad at Jagadish bazar and there is a big market for these mobiles as they come cheap . The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the Centre have gone on record on the proposal to ban the Chinese sets.

So Soon all these Chinese made mobiles may be banned .

 

Sources:

http://in.ibtimes.com/articles/20080928/cheap-chinese-mobile-phones-threat-india-imei_1.htm

http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/21/stories/2008122158570200.htm

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Cheap_China_mobiles_or_new_tools_of_terror/rssarticleshow/3524090.cms

http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/21/stories/2008122157440600.htm

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBOM339447

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

From India To Major League Baseball

Before talking about the title story .I just want to recall a incident few months back when my friend Naveen told me about a reality show where we need to throw a baseball the as hard as we could and the fastest pitcher would win some million dollars and will also be selected for playing baseball in USA .When I first heard about this contest it sounded real weird because you don't normally have talent hunts for baseball players in India but Naveen was desperate to participate though he couldn't as result of lack of information.

And months later I read this story .It was a pleasant surprise , the contest was true and the winners Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, two 19-year-olds from small villages in India, have been signed up by the Pittsburgh Pirates.They became the first athletes from India to sign professional baseball contracts, agreeing to deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Rinku,the winner who hails from Uttar Pradesh and whose father is a truck driver, won a cash prize of USD 1,00,000.

The two youngsters will receive 12 months' intensive training under the supervision of prominent international trainers and scouts in San Francisco.

If all goes well during their year-long stint at the University of South California, they may get into a Major Baseball team for the 2009 season.

 

 

And before I forget the contest is called The Million Dollar Arm.All the people with strong arm get ready as the second season is round the corner .

 

You also catch the blog written by the two selected players here .

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bajaj Motorcycles Sales Down

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Bajaj auto India's second largest two-wheeler maker reported a drop in its sales for the second consecutive month .The sales for the October month stood at 1,63,850 units, against 2,48,307 units in the same month last year a 34.01 per cent fall.Bajaj reported a 37 per cent decline in motorcycle sales during November at 131,681 units against 209,876 units last year.This drop in sales is a result of the economic slow down.

Bajaj as a step to counter the slowdown is all set release 6 new models from January 2009 . A new model will be launched every month. And also the finance wing of Bajaj ,Bajaj Auto Finance has introduced a retail finance scheme with low interest rates of 7.99 per cent across almost 300 Bajaj dealers all over the country to revive sales in the short term.

source:

http://www.utvi.com/industry-news/other-industry-news/14671/bajaj-auto-bike-sales-drop-37--in-nov.html

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/industry/bajaj-motorcycle-sales-down-34-october

Sunday, December 14, 2008

How Munjal Built Hero Honda

This story in rediff gives a comprehensive history of the Munjals and the Hero Honda. It covers the full story of evolution of the hero group right from the transition from the ancestral vegetable trading to bicycles and how they went on to become World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer.In the early eighties, personal transportation for the middle class Indian was defined by the scooter. Bajaj and Lambretta were the two brands that dominated the Indian roads. To acquire a good scooter often entailed a wait of six to 10 years after the booking and if one wanted it earlier, one had to pay large premiums over and above the showroom price.

Motorcycle brands like Escorts, Rajdoot, Yezdi from Java and Bullet from Royal Enfield had a small but niche presence, this was the time when Hero group the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world collaborated with Honda- the then largest motorcycle manufacturer of motorcycles to take over the throne later .

Here is a link to the page with major milestones of hero group from their official web site.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Inspirational speech by Steve Jobs

                  Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yuvraj Gets The New CBZ -Xtreme As Man Of The Match Award

Yuvraj Singh's 138* runs against England helped India get 387 runs, India's highest total against England and a huge win by 158 runs.This century is also second fattest hundred by any Indian.Yuvraj won the man of the match award for his scintillating knock despite of back pain, his award was the new CBZ-Xtreme with the ATFT engine and new graphics.

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The new CBZ-Xtreme with ATFT engine and new graphics.




Related Topics:

New Hero Honda CBZ-Xtreme ATFT .

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Hero Honda CBZ X-treme

Few pics of the new hero honda CBZ Xtreme

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The red colour is beautifully used at the rear near the grab rails, shocks and also only the rear wheel has red alloys and mild usage of red on the rear view mirror make the new Cbz X-treme look beautiful.

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The tails lamp and overall back view is better because of the new clear lens indicators.

Here is what the Hero Honda has to say about the new CBZ X-treme:

The X-treme attitude of the bike, is reflected in the features and styling. Bold colours and bold patterns are complemented with a unique styling philosophy. Some of the features are adapted from race track patterns. The style follows the 'X' pattern, where the tank, visor, front fender and the rear cast wheel have the same colour; and the seat, engine and the front wheel are black. This feature of different coloured wheel is a firstof-its-kind in India. The new vibrant orange colour which has been introduced also goes with the sporty character of the bike.

Features like New aggressive visor, Racy speedometers, colour changes in Handlebar, Muffler cover & Side cover scoops add to the character.

The CBZ X-treme engine features ATFT - Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology. This revolutionary technology creates a Tumble Turbulence of air and petrol mixture to improve combustion to get the optimum balance of Power & Fuel Efficiency.

Some features of the New CBZ X-treme

  • Dual tone / new three colour scheme
  • 'X-treme' design concept - Diagonal Styling colours & unique wheel colour combination - different colour cast wheels (For the first time in the Indian two-wheeler market)
  • Sporty Dual tone rear view mirrors
  • Sporty new graphics and new X-treme logo
  • New aggressive visor & headlight with chrome trims
  • Brushed aluminium side cover scoops.
  • Carbon matt finish console and Racy dial design.
  • Sporty Matt silver Handlebar.
  • Clear lens indicator.
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Related Topics:
Yuvraj gets a new CBZ-Xtreme ATFT.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What Do You Call This .............. Luck ?

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This photo taken at Kandivili station Mumbai shows a man who slipped and fell in the gap between the train and platform .

 

On the advice of a bystander this person laid still as 8 bogies of the train passed over him just inches away from his head . The man was unhurt after the incident .

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What do you call this ?

Pure Luck ?

Timely smartness of the bystander ?

Or

The bystander is some angle just present at the scene to save the person's life ?

  

via time2know

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Suzuki GS150R

Suzuki launched a 150cc bike on 23rd October called GS150R .Here is the press release about the latest bike from the official website .

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23rd October , 2008

Suzuki Launches all-new GS150R

Suzuki Launches all-new GS150R
~ Enters 150cc Bike Market Segment ~

New Delhi, October 23, 2008: Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, announced the launch of its all-new GS150R for the Indian market today in Delhi. This also marks the motorcycle major’s arrival in the country’s 150cc market segment. The dynamic GS150R will be offered in four electric colours – blue, orange, grey and black.
Giving cutting-edge technology a new name, the latest bike from Suzuki stable would ensure a smooth, comfortable riding experience to the rider. GS150R’s engine has been specially designed to fulfill conflicting demands of acceleration and fuel efficiency – the most significant aspect in city riding.
Launching the charismatic bike Mr. Atul Gupta, Vice President (Sales and Marketing) said, “Riding on the burgeoning biking segment in India, we, at Suzuki, are all geared up to spice up the competition with our impulsive GS150R. Packed with the perfect combination of terrific power and stunning looks, GS150R will be synonymous with authority on the Indian roads.”
“Suzuki has maintained a leading image by leveraging high-quality Japanese technology with its thorough understanding of the local automotive market. We are confident that GS150R will fascinate bikers across India with its agility, comfort and affordable price. This will further provide impetus to our aim to capitalize on the emerging opportunities in the Indian motorcycle industry,” added Mr. Gupta.
Armed with world’s first eco-mode-equipped engine rpm indicator, the new bike has a unique GSX-R-derived engine rpm indicator lights that provide indication to the rider about the optimum up-shift timing. Moreover, sporty style headlight, with built-in positioning light inspired from Suzuki international super bike, GSX-R, gives GS150R a very distinct and muscular look. The bike also boasts of a super sleek, streamlined aerodynamic shaped LED Tail Lamp and Integrated Rear Turn Signals based on GSX-R styling, which takes the style quotient to the next level.
In addition, the bike has a Majestic Fuel Tank bringing high user satisfaction with the impression of being ‘stronger’. The shock absorber has a separate oil reservoir, which facilitates oil cooling effectively, thereby, ensuring growth in its performance. Its Engine Balancer Technology, equipped with ‘balancer driven gear fitted with a rubber damper’, further delivers a more comfortable riding experience to the bike enthusiasts.
“Launch of GS150R is a part of our effort to constantly provide the Indian market with high quality products and services. Renowned for its safety features and durability, Suzuki has maintained its competitiveness across all market segments. Suzuki aims to be very active in the coming year and this launch is a step in the same direction,” concluded Mr. Katsumi Takata, Joint Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Diwali

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Hero Honda's Diwali Launches

Hero Honda India's largest bike manufacturer has launched four new motorcycle and scooter variants to cash in on the diwali festive season.

First among the new releases is the ' Passion Pro Power Start ' which is the self start version of the popular 100cc segment bike Passion.' Passion Pro Power Start' is priced at Rs 44,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Secondly , the new Splendour NXG which got some graphics change and a self-start but the price remains unchanged at Rs 41,990 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Thirdly , the new CBZ Xtereme which is all set to get a new engine. The ATFT technology which is already present in HH Hunk will be seen in the new CBZ Xtereme there will also be some graphics change .

Lastly, there is also a slightly changed gearless scooter HH Pleasure which is set to be sold at Rs 36,950 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Economic Crisis and the Environment

This article in huffingtonpost.com look at the effects of the present economic crises on the environment.

Upside:

The good news is that economic hard times will cause people to drive less, fly less, and otherwise consume less energy, thus lowering expectations for greenhouse-gas emissions. According to the most recent projections from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, global oil demand in 2008 will be 240,000 barrels per day less than in its earlier predictions, and 440,000 barrels per day less than in its predictions for 2009. Many experts believe, moreover, that demand will drop even further in the weeks and months ahead as the economic crisis deepens and consumers around the world cut back on their travel and energy use — and the less oil consumed, the less CO2 emitted.

Downside:

But there is a downside to all this as well. Most serious is the risk that venture capitalists will refrain from pouring big bucks into innovative energy projects. At an energy forum organized by professional services firm Ernst & Young on October 9, experts warned of a sharp drop-off in alternative energy funding. "The concept of alternative energy has a lot of momentum," says Dan Pickering, head of research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities in Houston. "But lower oil prices make it harder to justify investment. At $50 a barrel, a lot of that investment will die."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Real Funny Incident

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Optimism

This short little story about optimism is a must read.

 

Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.

When someone would ask him how he was doing, would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

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If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.

You can choose to be in a good mood or .. you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life, choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.

You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.

The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a
serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of! intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon to be born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or... I could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read "he's a dead man. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Michael. "She asked if I was allergic to anything.

"Yes, I replied." The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my
> reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity."

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Enjoy each day, each breath and mostly---each and every friend

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Trip to Andamans-I

Few pics taken at the breath taking beaches of Andamans .I tried my best with my limited photography skills to capture the exotic beaches of Andamans .

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The beautiful mangroves.

 

 

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One of the very few places in India were you will find a clear water beach

 

 

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Path just as beautiful as destination

The path that leads to the beautiful beach in the above picture.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm back

I am back after a long layoff (last post was on 28th august), and if you are wondering what kept me out of blogging for so long , the reason is too many things happening in my life .Firstly there this fest which happened at our college and guess what i was part of the organizing committee .And secondly i went on a trip to Andamans with my family.hopefully i will be writing more frequently from now on.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Did You now ?

Did you now that Microsoft holds a patent for“Page Up/Page Down” functionality(U.S. Patent #7,415,666).

Via gigaom.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cricket and Olympics

Cricket was a part of Olympics .Don't believe me check out this link.

Cricket was part of 1900 Paris Olympics ,So if ICC is successful in persuading IOC to add cricket (T20) to the list of events it would be a come back for cricket in Olympics.

Also the list of cricketers for cricket in Olympics seems to be growing fast after Gilly stared it.

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Ponting wants cricket in Olympics

Cricket deserves a place in Olympics: Misbah

Younis, Malik back Cricket's inclusion in Olympics

Ganguly joins 'cricket in Olympics' movement

London legislator wants cricket in 2012 Olympics

Waugh backs cricket for Olympics

Friday, August 15, 2008

China's obsession with perfection at the Beijing Olympics

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While every body accepts that opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics 2008 was a visual spectacle .In an attempt for flawless perfection China got a good looking girl to lip sync a song for official singer who according them was Not Pretty enough .

ScreenHunter_01 Aug. 13 22.48Nine-year-old Lin Miaoke becomes instant star with patriotic song.But the real voice behind the tiny, pigtailed girl in the red dress who wowed 91,000 spectators at the National Stadium on opening night really belonged to 7-year-old Yang Peiyi. Her looks apparently failed the cuteness test with officials organizing the ceremony.

This incident shows how obsessed China was with perfection and beauty at the Beijing Olympics

And you thought talent is what that matters.

source.

other related topics:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/olympics/2545387/Beijing-Olympics-Faking-scandal-over-girl-who-sang-in-opening-ceremony.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The world's largest thrash dump


The world's largest thrash dump is not a dump yard of any metropolitan. it resides thousands of Miles away from the land - in the Pacific.

As per the wikipedia :
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch is an area of marine debris in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N. The patch is characterised by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.

The dump is largely composed of non-biodegradable plastic.The plastic which breaks down into small pieces is finding its way into wild life.The size of the dump has almost been doubled in the past 5 years.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hyderabad's Traffic

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Nothing much to say, all the fellow Hyderabadies will know this is a pretty common sight.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Houyhnhnms And The Island Of Anuta

This is a article in BBC talks about an isolated island in Pacific ocean called Anuta.Being one of world's most remote islands the people there have a great community spirit and the harmony, which goes as far as adopting each others children .If a couple was childless for any reason they would be perfectly entitled to ask another family member or friend if they could have their next child.This reminds me of one of the islands that Jonathan Swift talks about in his 18th century classic- Gulliver Travels -The country of the Houyhnhnms wherein there is a slimilar notion about adopting other's childern.The author says

Here likewise the regulations of children is settled:as for instance if a Houghyhnm hath two males he changeth one of them with another that hath two females;and when a child hath been lost by any casualty where the mother is past breeding it is determined what family in the district shall breed another to supply the loss.




Wonder how world will be if everybody has same love and compassion.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Send Your Name To Moon

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NASA gives an opportunity to "send your name to moon".On its moon rover project called Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiters NASA gives general public a chance to send their names to moon.The registration is free and is can be done here .They give you a certificate on your name which is dated and numbered and downloadable too.The last date for registration is 31st July, 2008

How will your/ name go to Moon?
All registered names would be put onto a Micro Chip which in turn would be mounted on to LRO spacecraft by NASA. Further using registration number on the certificate anyone can cross check or retrieve or share their certificates once the database is published on the site after launch of mission in Oct/Nov.

 

Me along with my family will be going to moon.

interested in joining us ?

 

 

Further Details:

http://moonrover.blogspot.com/

 

http://planetarysocietyindia.org/

 

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dhm9pn4f_773fkxkw8dw

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Man Who Jumped From The Space

Joseph William Kittinger II on August 16, 1960 made a jump from a hot air balloon(called Excelsior III) at 102,800 feet.He fell for 14 minutes and 36 seconds (before reaching earth) reaching a maximum speed of 714 mph before opening his parachute at 14,000 feet. Pressurization for his right glove malfunctioned during the ascent, and his right hand swelled to twice its normal size.He set records for highest balloon ascent, highest parachute jump, longest drogue-fall (14 min), and fastest speed by a human through the atmosphere.

Related Articles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excelsior.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,939169,00.html.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twin Spark

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Royal Enfield India is growing slowly but steadily .The latest offering from the Chennai based company is the new Thunderbird with a twin spark engine and few other changes ,most significant of the changes made is the UCE (unit construction engine) with integrated gear box which according to Royal Enfield reduces the metal wear and tear. The UCE in the Thunderbird Twinspark means that customers will no longer have to deal with the chronic issues of owning a Bullet — the vintage version that has given the company the reputation it basks in today — which means no more push rod adjustment to stop tappet noise, no more oil leaks, no more checking oil level with a dipstick (a glass window now allows an instant check)..Other new features included are the auto decompresser, CV carburetor, powerful disc breaks, a 6-plate low effort clutch and highest payload for any Indian motorcycle(160 kgs) .That plus a torque of 28 Nm ,the company says is the bike's USP.The new Thunderbird @ 20 bhp promises to be more efficient and responsive.The company might phase out the present TBLB(Thunderbird Lean Burn) depending on the response .

Specs:

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Related Links:

Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Curse Of The Finals

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India's curse of the Finals continues to haunt them with yet another flop performance in a final .In the last 22 final matches since 1999 India have lost 18 finals and just won 2 while it shared the title 2 times .This final belonged to Mendis who with his unique bowling action(with the flick of the middle finger ,carrom ball its called!!!!!) bowled superbly for his 8-1-13-6 .Wonder what has to be done to end the curse.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fire Walk Test

Sandeep of Techsavvy reports this unusual way of testing laptops.Really, this type of testing seems to have caught up .Few days back I saw a personal at a multi-brand laptop showroom standing on a laptop to prove the laptop's strength.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Book Your I-Phone In India

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Apple's l-phone 3G in India is going to be launched with the network partner Vodafone (Even Bharti Airtel struck a deal with Apple but no publicity from their side yet). You can pre-register with the Vodafone to be amongst the first to get the hands on the beauty when it is released in India here.

Meanwhile the I-phone 3G will be available across 22 countries from July 11, 2008 (Not India). With a price tag of $199 (8GB model) and $299 (16GB model) in US .

 

 

Update 1:

Link for airtel phone booking here.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Dude Who Made Million Bugs with A Page Full Of Ads

This is the story of a dude who made a million bugs with a page full of ads . The Million Dollar Homepage is a website conceived by Alex Tew, a then 21-year-old student from Cricklade, Wiltshire, England to help raise money for his university education. Launched on August 26, 2005, the website is said to have generated a gross income of $1,037,100 USD and has a current Google PageRank of 4a.

The index page of the site consists of a 1000×1000 pixelgrid (one million pixels), on which image-based links were sold for US$1 per pixel, in minimum ten by ten blocks. The purchasers of these pixel blocks provided tiny images to be displayed on them, a URL to which they were linked, and a slogan displayed when hovering the cursor over the link. The aim of the site was to sell all of the pixels in the image, thus generating one million dollars of income for the creator.

On January 1, 2006, the final 1,000 pixels left were put up for auction on eBay. The auction closed on January 11 with a winning bid of $38,100.00, bringing the final tally to $1,037,100 USD in gross income.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

How Much Do You Pay For Dinner ?

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Amit Verma of India Uncut puts forward a simple question.

What would you tip ?

While this post points at the harsh realty of Zimbabwe in a huge mess with an inflation rate going ballistic.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Me Too

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I'm in love with the new FireFox 3.0 and must confess, personally I didn't like the idea of creating a world record with so much publicity .After all I'm part of history too(Waiting for the official announcement from Guinness World Records.

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