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Friday, January 30, 2009

DETRITUS...(I mean dust) vs IT

1. People ask me about why I choose words like “detritus” when I could have chosen a simple word like Dust which is more familiar to the aam Indian janta…well….even I don’t know why I sometimes try to make simple thing complex….so that’s not the subject I am going to discourse here….the subject relates to the kinship, the affinity and the relationship between IT in India and dust.

2. Not so long back I remember in my school computer classes we were made to remove shoes and then countenanced to enter the consecrated Mandir ie the computer lab of the school. Be it the school principle or the vice patron/patron or be it any Hifi panjandrum..(I mean a VIP)..he would only enter the sacred mandir of the school after removing his/her shoes. There on, I was made clear in the mind that dust and IT share a typical gali ka majnu(Dust) and a pulchritudinous or more simply a beautiful girl(IT) relation….where the majnu will be always after the girl and girl would try make a vague attempt to repudiate the undesired advances from the majnu…..and the winner will be majnu.

3. In came so many IT giants in India viz SONY, Samsung, Philips, Moser Bair and the list goes on…they introduced Zero Dust Labs in there respective manufacturing units. I have been fortunate to visit most of these wherein I was made to look like an astronaut covered in beautiful, neat, clean white tailored cloths with boots of snowman before I could enter these labs.It was an exercise beyond doubt for an employee who would go through this drill of changing clothes in the morning as he enters,in the afternoon twice as he breaks of for lunch and then rejoins to again finally breakoff in the evening.All said and done the IT giants made every ounce of effort to make the ZERO DUST LAB a success…but the moment the test tube babies came out of the lab…I mean as the manufactured units in form of CDs,DVDs or harddisks etc..they would again be exposed to DUST and that’s where it would again go out of control…..the dust interacts again……

4. So off late when I read articles like a recent one where SONY has kept Indian demographics and usage environments in mind and has introduced the AD-7220S-ID DVD-RW drive with 'dust proof' technology. This drive offers 22x DVD read/write speed and has six sponges in the inside of the bottom cover and bezel and PWB to make it dust-proof; a 20 percent increase in product life is claimed by Sony due to this. The drive is available in SATA format and supports 48x CD read/write speed and maximum 12x DVD-RAM write speed.

5. The sponges might make a fringy & marginal difference by absorbing dust and keeping the drive clean but the madhur Milan of the majnu would never fail and the dust would always be there at the end to meet the IT.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

THE NAME IS RAJNIKANTH


1. Now whats Rajnikanth doing here in this BLOG..which deems itself to reflect IT news and small things about life.Actually a personal favorite of mine...I thought I must include this favourite of mine...this guy is amazingly amazing for those who know him....and for those who do not know him...I really understand that they r missing something.....i mean not someting...but quiet a LOT...ek baar rajni ka issssshtyle dekhogey to vaaakai TENSION free ho jayogey.....

2. This guy has stupefying,flummoxing,baffling or more simply just amazing SCREEN PRESENCE.I have a lot of respect for him for he is unlike a superstar in so many ways we see other actors and still dooms large on them.The XXX factor could be measured when crowds from all sections of the society Hindi/Telugu/TAMIL off course/Kannada/Japan/Russia throng the cinema theatres.Google is the place where one would be able to measure the scale of strength he modulates when he appears in his movies today....even as a youngster.....(though he is closing on 60 next year).

3. Here is a list of characteristics of the character that Rajnikanth entertains on in his list of HITS...

a. Rajnikanth makes onions cry

b. Rajnikanth can delete the Recycle Bin.

c. Ghosts are actually caused by Rajnikanth killing people faster than Death can process them.

d. Rajnikanth can build a snowman..... out of rain.

e. Rajnikanth can strangle you with a cordless phone.

f. Rajnikanth can drown a fish.

g. When Rajnikanth enters a room, he doesn't turn the lights on,......... .... he turns the dark off.

h. When Rajnikanth looks in a mirror the mirror shatters, because not even glass is stupid enough to get in between Rajnikanth and Rajnikanth.

j. The last digit of pi is Rajnikanth. He is the end of all things.

k. Rajnikanth does not know where you live, but he knows where you will die.

l. Rajnikanth calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Rajnikanth.

m. If you spell Rajnikanth wrong on Google it doesn't say, "Did you mean Rajnikanth?" It simply replies, "Run while you still have the chance."

n. Once a cobra bit Rajnikanth' leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.

o. Rajnikanth was once on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and was the first to spin. The next 29 minutes of the show consisted of everyone standing around awkwardly, waiting for the wheel to stop.

p. It takes Rajnikanth 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.

q. Rajnikanth once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"

r. Behind every successful man, there is a woman. Behind every dead man, there is Rajnikanth.

s. Rajnikanth destroyed the periodic table, because Rajnikanth only recognizes the element of surprise.

t. Rajnikanth got his drivers license at the age of 16 Seconds.

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WHEN YOU SAY "NO ONE'S PERFECT", RAJNIKANTH TAKES THIS AS A PERSONAL INSULT.

Monday, January 19, 2009

COMPRESSION.... has a LIMIT?

1. Compression of files to me means diminution or simply reduction in size of data in order to save space or transmission time.So till recently I used to use the famous winzip which used to give an average reduction of 30-40% of the original file size.But that stood till recently before I met a file of size 716kb....even less then one MB and when I unzipped it ..it stood out to be a complete 696 MB...amazing..yes a compression beyond belief.

2. For information compression can be as simple as removing all extra space characters, inserting a single repeat character to indicate a string of repeated characters, and substituting smaller bit strings for frequently occurring characters. This kind of compression can reduce a text file to 50% of its original size and this is made possible with the help of various programs that uses various obscured formulas or algorithms.

3. This lead me to hounding for various zipping softwares available in the web world and I found one KGB....now the KGB site claims (http://kgbarchiver.net/)  that it reduces 1 GB into 1 MB......I said in my mind.....ke bhaiya this is impossible till i tried compressing one avi file of 700MB ...........and the reduced size was 726kb...........so was it!!!!!!!so I mailed it to my mail box....downloaded it in my office next day.and yes...i downloaded 700kb file and I got extracted with a 700 MB file...so theorem proved LHS =RHS.

4. So where is the discommotion?...good things never come easy........i had to wait for 135 minutes for compression and "Yes" before you try it make sure you have a good processor which can bear the load of work that would be given to the bechara processor combined with gooooooood RAM......the other problem is availability of the software at a price...where did I get it from? do u wish to know? the answer starts from T & ends with Z.........still not understood......better mail me ur email id.......will let u know!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

HOLOGRAPHIC TEXT Messages

This thing I had heard and discussed long back when I was being graded in an institute or still clearer ...when I was studying few years back ....then it was taken as an IT hoax that would never happen or would take light years to become a reality...not any more for those who believe that IT is the biggest biggest thing to have happened in the history of mankind after the invention of wheel...zyada to nahee bola....khair any way....this video shows what can be the impact of a holographic text message....needless to explain this...it is to be understood by seeing!!!!!!so watch it to believe it......

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Google & Carbon Dioxide : The relationship most of us don't know

1.   Now this again is something new that I came across. I certainly know about a typical data center and its long term cordial relation of janam janam with heat generation. Now what I came across new is something to do with statistical data about equivocalness and measurement of this heat connection with the Google hits.

2.    A recent study survey says that performing two Google searches from a desktop computer generates about 15 gm of Carbon Dioxide which tantamounts to boiling a kettle for a cup of tea. Isn’t it something nonplussing. Now I am sure you would read the sentence again. Meanwhile I will go ahead…… 

3.    So hunting in Google has a definite environmental wallop. So why is everyone after google…..y measure in terms of google hits …y not measure in terms of hits of http://anupriti.blogspot.com  Ha...ha ha….ha  …its simple because Google has the largest number of hits about 200 million global hits every day andhttp://anupriti.blogspot.com has only the author who reads……SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!

 4.  Further in store is says that CO2 emanations caused by individual use of internet generates about 0.02 gm of CO2 per second. This increases by 10 fold to 0.2 gm of CO2 when viewing a website with complex images, animations or videos. 

5.  So what’s the worry folks…is their something to worry…….Yes I unfeignedly believe it’s a critical issue. The internet revolution has just begun in last 8-9 years and has a long way to go and if this is the beginning what’s in store ahead ???What now then?........let the brain techies think over it and we can just appreciate later……..thats what 99% of us belong to and do most of our lives………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Software Leloooo....Software lelooooo

1.  I have spent my bachpan in the middle class galiyaan of Saket wherein I was frequent to hearing the sabzeewala singing and doing cantabile on his cycle with loads of subziyaan ....."AALLLU LELOOOO....Baigan lelo..........." and so on and the list went on till he recited his entire list of subzees in his bunny bag.

2.  Lately I got cued of this sequence as I visited Nehru Place,the hub of IT Hardware   selling and Software.Not less then about 30-35 persons with a bag full of CDs and DVDs with a collection of plebeian photocopy list of all the latest softwares (cracked) were found freely dispersing the song "Software Leloooooooo.....Software Leloooooo".I was surprised thus,for the second time I put my ears wide open to get the substantiation again.Yes....indeed they all were selling SOFTWAREs....all including Windows Server 2008,Autocad 2009,Windows 7 beta,Encarta 2009,Encylopedia 2009 and so on...........the list is endless.....

3. I wanted to take a pic of that but regrettably I was not carrying anything to get them clicked.Nehru Place is one real place to be known as IT HUB...the real one.....much like we have sabzee ka bazzaar there we have a IT ka bazaar.People who do not K of computer(.........does it even exist in the word)...are found selling old computers...motherboards,,,,harddisks...RAM....all.....u name it they have it.....and at a price at which BILL GATES WILL ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT AGAIN.SUN,SOLARIS  and all major software developers would get deposited in their closest and respective ICU's............Rs 60/ is all it takes to get a combination of all these softwares in one DVD........yes...a DVD...DUAL LAYER with a capacity of 16 GB........Janta is found even bargaining & dickering on this and they even get it.

4. Is it right or wrong?.........of course it  is wrong !!! but who cares.........oh darling yeh hai India.........

Friday, January 09, 2009

DOES DEMOCRACY MEAN FREE 2 STRIKE?


1. Days will not be far when we search fuel on google!!!!No time to joke anyway.This comes in context of the PSU and the govt dispute.Now an effect, to the scale of effecting the entire nation, over a regular issue that keeps propping every now and then,can happen in apna own democratic HINDUSTAN only.

2. In this country the meaning of democracy is not understood by many.To many it means anyone can speak anything,anyone can do anything,anyone can sit on a dharna or may be anyone can go on strike.This is what is understood by many.Now since yesterday anyone who has been watching TV would have come across usual common man cry over shortage of petrol...kisi kee maa bemaar hai...kisi ki koi meeting hai...someone is left stranded on a NH1 highway for want of petrol....and the list goes on.No body is effected in the PSUs and nor in the goverment.They both are fighting and the common men is being pisoed.

2. This kind of a strike clearly reflects SELFISHNESS,MEAN-NESS,Miserly attitude of the strikers.Have some responsibility towards the nation.There is no difference I find between a cosseted,spoilt,ballsed up tyke and them.For want of a wage revision they are ready to put at stake the NATION.

3. Any outside country watching this could easily take this opportunity if this doesn't get under control at the earliest.Movement/Motility/Commuting across a country,mind it not a city or a town or a village,in context of an entire nation is held up.Imagine at this time ,being struck by a natural calamity,all relief measures would be held up for want of an issue like wage revision of a PSU.Awful!!!Execrable.


4. Now it would be seen I am sure all the echelons in these PSUs would move scotfree,no action would be taken.....because INDIA has the biggest democracy in the world.What does democracy mean,no body knows!!at least the PSUs don't know.The fact that these Mongrel's have put a country at stake before their own meagre selfish mind is enough to prove them guilty of commiting a undesired umbrage.

5. So recommended action is DECREASE THEIR SALARIES.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Get Flummoxed : Futuristic Laptops


1. Got these pics  from http://www.tuvie.com/category/laptop.This site has a collection and details of all these laptops with brief details.Below is a collection of these real good lucrative futuristic laptop sets.Worth a dekkhna.











Tuesday, January 06, 2009

DUAL SCREEN LAPTOP : LENOVA






Saturday, January 03, 2009

MPEG vs H.264

1. A not so techie person like me knows MPEG as the extension of videos also known with the extension name of .mpg,.mpeg,.mp1.We have been seeing this name since the birth of CDs in late 90s(...i m speaking in Indian gali context,thats when this term evoluted to a common man ).

2. Any one who has followed up the term MPEG would know or would have heard names of various versions that followed MPEG1,MPEG2, MPEG3, MPEG4 and lately some thing known as H.264 comes up in the context of video compression technology.So this term aroused my interest to know in some detail about what has been the change and value addition over these various versions that keep following up every 2-3 years.

3. Moving Picture Experts Group(....expanded form MPEG) also known as  ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11 evoluted from MPEG 1 to H.264 2day.
4. MPEG 1 : The earliest standard for compression of video and audio was designed to compress VHS-quality raw digital video and CD audio.This included many severe shortcomings in form of a lower resolution,less efficient audio compression system,lack of flexibility,access control issues,unsuitable for HDTV,did not support interlaced footage.
5. MPEG-2 : Successor tO MPEG 1 Standard that describes a combination of lossy video compression and lossy audio data compression methods also permitted storage and transmission of movies using currently available storage media and transmission bandwidth.This overcame the shortcomings of MPEG-1 mentioned above.

6. MPEG-3 : A coding standard designed to handle HDTV signals but it was soon discovered that MPEG-2, at high data rates, would accommodate HDTV.Thus, in 1992 HDTV was included as a separate profile in the MPEG-2 standard and MPEG-3 was rolled into MPEG-2

7. MPEG-4 : About this I will give a point wise summary in days to come.In brief otherwise it absorbs many of the features of MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 and other related standards adding new features such as support for 3D rendering.MPEG-4 is still a developing standard and is divided into a number of parts. Companies promoting MPEG-4 compatibility do not always clearly state which "part" level compatibility they are referring to. 

8. The key parts to be aware of are MPEG-4 part 2 and MPEG-4 part 10 used by the Nero Digital AVC, by Quicktime 7, and by next-gen DVD formats like HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

9. Now comes the talk about H.264.In short H.264 is a standard for video compression, and is equivalent to MPEG-4 Part 10, or MPEG-4 AVC (for Advanced Video Coding). It uses motion-compensation-based codec standard.Now whats motion compensation?Will speak on this in few days after I get 2 know what it is?

10. Thanks wiki for sharing this.

Friday, January 02, 2009

WHY BLOG?

1. If the answer to this question is asked from people,I am sure we will get varying answers from getting publicity, to earning money, to be in the IN thing,to become blog grok,to be zaraa hat key from the league,to create a discussion,to become a reference,agar vo kar sakta hai to y not me and the list is endless and will go on.We all have different reasons to blog.The purpose is same ....achieving SATISFACTION in some form...be it money or publicity or sharing or discussing .........

2. We all are working some where in some organisation.We all have different interests,different tastes when it comes to plain choice be it any thing like I may be interested in something to do with IT,you may be interested in something to do with cooking,dance,teaching,commerce, share market,art,painting,music etc and we all do different things in office(which obtrudes and eats into maximum time of our active life) which may not gel with the profession in which we are working.Even if we work in some similar environment we may not get the right set of hoi poll oi(ie people) to discuss or to hear what we have in our minds.So here is the job of the BLOG giving you a MUGWUMP(ie independent) platform to voice YOUR opinion on a bailiwick (ie subject) of your interest.

3. First I didn't knew what to start and where to start from,then after I got some time and was able to dig into the abstruser target of writing few lines every now and then in the blog,I realise it has gradually moulded into a regular habit.

4. Irrespective of the scuttle butts,irrespective of any number of visitants,irrespective of any readers BLOG stands out in the world of web reflecting you and you only.To make it shine you keep improving upon it by continuous feeding of good shareable info.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

IPTV - TRIPLE PLAY or QUADRUPLE PLAY?

1. Recently a veri dear friend of mine Nikhil mentioned the word IPTV in one of his comments...i was familiar with the word to the extent that i knew that IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which includes delivery by a broadband connection.

2. To see in the indian context,i just dug google slightly deep to know the scope and horizon for effect on laymen who is used to seeing the TV trash through the sincere loyal galee ka cable walah or the dish tv lot(ie airtel/dishtv/tata sky etc)...the findings were interesting...the word is buzzing in the TV industry and the word is sending shivers down the spine of the effected pers including the gali ka cable walah and the satellite tv lot.

3. The best thing about this is that unlike the satellite tv where u have a multiple choice of combo's of various channel's (with separate monthly tags)IPTV will have all in one thus leading to no confusion no tension about which package to go for.I could find reliance and bsnl already into marketing and commisioning of STB's in selected states.Although initial reaction to this has been lukeworm,since the common men is still wondering in the land of combinations offered by the satellite tv companies lot.

4. Now when the word IP is tagged within IPTV,it is bound to create added advantage with itself....sharing pics/photos across your TV with another frend with access to IPTV...hai na sahee....TV ka TV and sharing also on TV ...this is just the tip of the ice berg...as time grows it will be much more then just watching TV and sharing files.So wait and watch

5. The tariff is approx about 250 per month(price ex bsnl yr 2008) with all channels generally about 125 including all those high TRP types including saas bahu,dance reality shows and sports etc.

6. What does TRIPLE PLAY mean ? The commercial bundling of IPTV, VoIP and Internet access is referred to as "Triple Play" service (when these three are offered with mobility, the service is referred to as "Quadruple Play").That's it.Just simple but a techie word...thats what IT is all about!!!!