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Discussing SRK’s KBC…

Discussing SRK’s KBC…

Interesting thoughts… those expressed in the Blog entry KBC ‘un’gyan. I agree on the celebrity episodes being staged… Actually, this was evident even when Mr AB was hosting the show; and I would be surprised if you missed it then. I think SRK has tried to bring a difference to the way the show interacts …

Drink to live ?

Drink to live ?

Thanks to Slashdot, I hit upon the MSNBC article Want to live longer? Toss back a few cocktails, which quotes a recent research to say “alcohol in moderation may extend life span”. An Italian study “based on pooled data from 34 large studies involving more than 1 million people and 94,000 deaths” concludes that “drinking …

To block or not to blog… That is the question!

To block or not to blog… That is the question!

It happens once again! A fingernail grew too long, and the government decided to chop off the hand! And this is not the first time the Government of India has acted in an ill-informed knee-jerk manner. In 2003, we made international news, when we blocked Yahoo Groups because it hosted an anti-national separatist eGroup… so …

The Media Ombudman

The Media Ombudman

yodha in Readers’ Editor writes: Taking inspiration from The Guardian, The Hindu has appointed a readers’ editor (formally known as a news ombudsman). It states that this is a first in Indian journalism. It hopes that this will help maintain journalistic integrity and increase reader feedback. […] That’s a nice gesture from the side of …

MS “Hacker” sent to prison…

MS “Hacker” sent to prison…

From the pages of Wired.com: Microsoft Tricks Hacker Into Jail Nobody was ever arrested for leaking the secret source code for parts of the Windows operating system in 2004, but a hacker who sold a copy online afterward was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. William “IllWill” Genovese, 29, will serve three years …

You claim first amendment ONLY if you use your real identity…

You claim first amendment ONLY if you use your real identity…

It’s illegal to annoy A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet,you must disclose your identity. Here’s the relevant language.: “Whoever…utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet… without disclosing …

Magic Book on the Net

Magic Book on the Net

Came across an interesting “Magic Book” professed to be Tom Riddler’s Diary, directly inspired from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. http://pandorabots.com/pandora/talk?botid=c96f911b3e35f9e1 I wonder if there are any connections here to Eliza or the updated magician’s version Orville. Nakul

Forwarding fake warnings… Watch out!

Forwarding fake warnings… Watch out!

Before you start getting worked up about an email that tells you that a “woman at a Gas nightclub (Mumbai) on Saturday night was taken by 5 men, who according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her at Bandstand Mumbai,” and warns you about “Rohypnol, date rape drug is an essentially …