Sunday, March 30, 2008

Google earth hour—use more electricity.

Google has turned their home page black in support of Earth Hour. Little do they know that LCD monitors use more electricity keeping pixels dark than they do letting them remain white, so Google is actually causing more electricity to be consumed with this gesture.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fitna by dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Controversial movie that sparked islamic world. "Fitna" by dutch politician Geert Wilders basically shows the words and actions coming from Islam. Normally one would say, 'actions speak louder than words'.In this case they tell a similar past, present & future.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rat temple.

Millions of people are starving, yet they chose to feed rats, thousands of them. Karni Mata — rat temple.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Food service.

Some personal observations..

Q: How does a server know that you are ready to order?
A: If the menu is closed.

Most of good restaurants have thick menus with fancy foreign named dishes. When server comes, one has to open menu again and spend time looking for his/her choice ..again.

Italian restaurants ordinarily serve lots of bread and oil, before main dish is ordered. By the time waiter arrives, people are not as hungry, thus they tend to order less than they originally planned — before the bread.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

No arms, no legs— life is still a wonderful thing.

Sincere respect! Most of us would end up in a gutter or (the ones who have guts) hanging with a loop around neck.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

iPhone expensive? try Vertu.

Ready to pay $310,000 for a cell phone? Take a look. There are two countries in the world that buy most of these phones — United Arab Emirates and...Russia :-)

P.S iPhone can get expensive too. This one is around $200K

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Daylight saving time (DST).

Do not forget to shift your life back one hour this weekend.
Some interesting facts:

The practice of DST is controversial. Adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but causes problems for farming and other occupations tied to the sun.

An early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity; modern heating and cooling usage patterns can cause DST to increase electricity consumption (power companies of course have nothing to do with this law).

Hawaii and some parts of Arizona ignore this.

Each year in the U.S., the Daylight Saving Time period closes near the end of October, about a week before Election Day. The extension of Daylight Saving Time into November has been proposed as a way to encourage greater voter participation.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Statistics — the greatest tool ever!

For some reason, no one is paying lots of attention to a really great tool in the making — Google Trends.

Here is some interesting trends

#1: If you are a high tech industry investor, looking for a company to invest at hight risk high return, take a look at this trend for example. As you can see, interest to a blogging industry have steady uptrend ..

#2: This one just proves a well known fact about new year resolutions..Weight Watchers ..

#3 Another well known fact proved—Xmas online shopping

Sunday, March 2, 2008

24X7 camouflage.

Camouflage allows a soldier to blend into any environment.