Friday, September 01, 2006

life is like that

saying it the c'n'h way:

Motorola has come up with a new linux phone- but selling for 256$ ... com'mon .

Friday, August 11, 2006

Your Personality Is Like Heroin

Your Personality Is Like Heroin

You're capable of the highest highs and the lowest lows.
Addicted to feeling good, you'll do almost anything to avoid pain.
People seek you out, even though you can be quite moody. They're hooked on you!

paradise, lost ??

BBC quoted "At UK airports on Thursday - with the country on its highest terror alert of "critical" - bottles of water were taken from passengers and mothers asked to taste their babies' milk before it could be taken on to flights."

Havent we already lost to the "terrorists" ... after all, the main purpose is to create terror.

Havent we lost the paradise, where every one had the right to live - we called it earth. I miss the smell of earth; happy faces. Every one is so flustered.

The christians angry - so are muslims, jews, hindus, buddhists ...... Did we all forgot the first lesson - that of love and compassion towards fellow beings.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Michael Crichton's Congo

I recently read Congo - this is that classic which has been adapted into a movie - about Gorilla having the capacity to communicate, intelligently.

Like in most productions, it is very differant from the original text - there is no mushy story ...

I am fond of Michael C.'s work -- I loved Jurassic Park and the Lost World. This book is no differant .. I read it in a day ... short fast good read ..

The real cool part was to understand that how difficult vocalization actually is .. and how easy do we take it to be.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

blast indeed

My friends are really angry over the executors of the explosions on 7/11


Impotent Rapists

A long time ago, I read it somewhere: "Terrorists are not born, they are created".

How can a human have it lives of millions on his/her concience; unless ofcourse, they are convinced that it is evil. Who amongst us has not killed a bug; or a swatted a fly, because we know that they are bad.

It could be revenge, but that also does not cause a mass killing.

This is not as simple. The executors are blind people; may be even very sick blind people. But they are not as vile as the people who lead them to do such atrocious acts.

If we put ourselves to their situation, we may be even worst; What did Zidane do, in front of the whole world, when he was verbally assaulted.

What happened was very sad. but the problem does not end; by catching a few executors. What we need is to find the real "terrorists". People who may have never lifted a gun, but have killed millions.

We cannot kill these "terrorists" either, as there is a queue in waiting. Someone would replace the one, if they are killed. We need reform. That can only happen, by passive resistance. By love and care. If they are convinced, that killing doesnot help, then and only then would it change.

The change has to come from within. I am not too sure, I am ready for it. But I do think that it is high time now.

may be it is very easy to give gyan; and very difficult to act on it.


Monday, July 03, 2006

Some fun work

I have a long list of todo's: one of them was listed here

Well the idea was pretty simple, just to hook up the RF controller of one the ubiquous RF controlled toys to the parallel port; and use software to run the same.

I did the same - had a latch ( an optocoupler to isolate the parallel port) and passed the same to an AND gate. This was it - the and gate drives the "switches" of the r/f controller; which "drives" the car.

The OS is Linux ofcourse - I used simple outb on 0x378 (o/p port of the parallel port) .. it requires the sudo mode - so what - this is not a POC for some manager - it is fun; in its native RAW form. Will copy the photos soon.

Happy over small things.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fractal Curves and ...

Just completed Jurassic Park. I had read Michael Chricton's The lost world a long time ago, and I loved it .. this is better.

The following is just how the iterations on a fractal curve, and the chaos theory work together. (This is out of the book).

"At the earliest drawings of the fractal curve, few clues to the underlying mathematical structure will be seen."
"With subsequent drawings of the fractal curve, sudden changes may appear."
"Details emerge more clearly as the fractal curve is redrawn."
"Inevitably, underlying instabilities begin to appear."
"Flaws in the system will now become severe."
"System recovery may prove impossible."
"Increasingly, the mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications."

Friday, June 09, 2006

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try using mailinator ..

pronounce as mail - i - nator