Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mumbai attack pics....

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/mumbai_under_attack.html

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A shattering moment in America's fall from power...

The global financial crisis will see the US falter in the same way the Soviet Union did when the Berlin Wall came down. The era of American dominance is over

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The LHC...

The Large Hadron Collider will put to test 5 major physics theories...


And the LHC is operational !!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

80''s music videos

Tons of em.....

Google Chrome tips....

Check it out

Google chrome....

I have started using this & it is blazingly fast.... Especially when it comes to downloads. Even faster than firefox... the page loads are also equally fast. the layout is plain & clean as other google products.... a must try out...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

15 Exercise Video Tutorial Sites to Pump You Up...

There’s no need to invest in expensive DVDs you’ll watch only once when you have a wealth of instructional videos at your fingertips. Try these sites instead...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Great article...

8 steps that question the socially accepted & estabilished.... & ya it will take real guts to stick to this

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams....

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.
Randy died July 25 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47. At the time of giving this lecture he knew he will die...

New Short Films from the hottest moviemakers - Hungry Man TV!

A film buff tells a friend that he's finally broken "the code" - the mystery behind the character & story threads that bleed from one Quentin Tarantino movie or screenplay into the next. His friend is less than impressed. Starring Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic) and Selton Mello (Tarja Preta). A short film by Brazilian directing duo 300ml.

Stream....


Stream your data to others....

Quite enlightening....

An interview with Linus Torvalds....

wooooooooo.....Yummy..

Slurp......

NASA Images....


Mind Blowing

Nuclear explosions....


Creations of man.....

Friday, July 18, 2008

The most dangerous roads in the world.....


& i thought nothing could beat the ones i've seen till now....

check it out

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

20 Abandoned Cities from Around the World: Deserted Towns and Other Derelict Places

There are many reasons why cities are abandoned; some, like the ghost towns of the American West, have become tourist destinations while others have been condemned or simply forgotten. These 20 abandoned cities of the world share an eerie, haunted quality that is part of what makes them so fascinating.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

* Environment * Travel and transport America's love affair fades as the car becomes burden of suburbia....

Nice article on how the something that was reveled for the past 5 , 6 decades, that which shaped the very image of a country has turned out to be its biggest bane now. Americans are waking up to the realization of the end of the car era....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

some stuff..the world's scariest drug.....

Colombian drug called scopolamine. For those who haven't heard, it's some pretty frightening stuff...... 9 part series

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fucking awesome...

IT Guy Vs Dumb Employees

IT Guy Vs Dumb Employees - Watch more free videos

High Intensity Interval Training

Best way to lose that belly fat....
Take Your Fitness and Fat Loss to the Next Level

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The ultimate RSS tool box....


120+ RSS resources
.....RSS readers for all of the major operating systems, online, mobile and more tools to take full advantage of Real Simple Syndication.

Sending bigger amounts of data....

How to send data bigger than that usually offered by gmail & such....

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol...

Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum' - From times online

The Times Archive...


200 years of history as it appeared in the original pages of The Times newspaper from 1785-1985

Saturday, June 14, 2008

BMW's fascinating GINA...


BMW presents GINA The GINA replaces the traditional metal/plastic skin with a textile fabric skin that’s pulled taut around a frame of metal and carbon fiber wires.

Pic of Rear lights shining thru the skin....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Awesome virus....

Hope it don't hit you....If it does, you are screwed. Read more

Download Any Torrent Through Your Browser

TorrentRelay allows you to download any torrent without a torrent client on the target hardware...so you can even download to your phone or playstation !!!

And a web site that changes according to your moods...

It displays audio, video based on the type of emotional mood you are looking for...dunno whether it really is effective. But the web site presentation is definitely worth a see....

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ever Had Trouble Sending or Receiving Music?

SoundCloud is an online audio platform for sending and receiving music. Take a tour. Getting an account is by invite only...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The 100 best movie posters of all time...

Hollywood only !!!

Amazing collection of videos....

Another example of state of the art UI presentation for the same...Definitely worth a check. Lots of info inside too...

AWESOME.....

A GUI based reader.... THE GUI IS SIMPLY INNOVATIVE & COOL....

like a window within a window

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Free Live Online TV Streams...


Most television studios have caught up with the web and made their shows available online, either with their own websites or with an aggregate effort such as Hulu. However most studios are still far away from offering live television online, leaving web users having to revert to an alternative means to source live TV web feeds. TVChannelsFree is a website that has aggregated live streaming video sources for almost 3,000 TV channels, and they can all be viewed with just a web browser.

Issue with profiles in Windows & Vista...


Today when i started my PC, somehow for reasons i can't fathom, my firefox browser had reset itself to default. I thought restarting Vista would resolve this problem. And Lo ! what do you know,i not only lost my browser profile settings but my Windows as well now...Well, welcome to Windows. But after toying around for about couple of hours i was able to fix BOTH the issues. So not beating around more, here is what i did.
1. Resolving the issue with windows profile

0. To be safe if this is the only administrator profile you have, create another one before playing around with this.
1. you should be in administrator mode. Open Regedit.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Back it up first before you modify the registry.
3. There you will find few keys. Look for 2 keys that has the same name one shorter than the other , the longer one having .bad or .bak to it.
4. Well, the longer one with .bak or.bad is your orginal profile. since windows could not load this, it created a new profile with the same name (the shorter one ).
5. rename the shorter one with some extension & take out the extension from the longer one.
6. Exit regedit & restart windows.

2. Resolving the issue with firefox profile

1. go to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox in your explorer.
2. you will find all the firefox profiles there. open 'em up. Looking at some of the extensions & bookmarks, identify your recent profile.
3. Exit firefox. Through the cmd window, type in
firefox.exe -ProfileManager
4. In the profile wizard that appears ( see the fig ), create a new profile. Give a useful recognizable name while creating the profile.
5. Exit the profile manager, go back to the above path in windows explorer.
6. you should see the newly created profile here.
7. go inside this profile folder & delete all the contents. Copy all the file & folders from you original profile folder into this new one.
8. Restart firefox. Firefox should now load with your original profile ( with all your extensions , bookmarks intact ).

Note

1. Take care to backup your profiles periodically.
2. Use the foxmarks extension to save your booksmarks online. This also allows you to synchronize your bookmarks across computers.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Image of apts& homes for sale....


Trulia Snapshot allows you to browse photographs and details of properties for sale in the United States. Pretty cool check it out....you can browse by state & city. The web site is quite user interactive showing list of homes & apts with a slider from most to least expensive & vice versa.

Check this out....Links to whole lotta music sites....

The groovy, trancy, chill out types....gotta read thru the comments though....links are within. There're quite a few playlists also there from shoutcast...

Soma fm

14 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting from San Francisco.

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time...

as per the rolling stone magazine

Monday, May 26, 2008

Beer community...


Beer Suggest is a niche community for beer lovers striving to provide the most informative beer site on the net. Check the about section . you can register free & add to the info....

Awesome...see the world from your couch....

Panaromic shots of places , mostly Australia, some places in west coast...check it out. offers a set of linked maps for you traverse from one place to another

Sunday, May 25, 2008

8 yr old guitarist....

Eat u r heart out....guitar's as big as the prodigy....

Friday, May 23, 2008

Traveller's tool....


25 best web sites that can boost your travel...
. travel search engines
. best dates to buy airfares based on past price trends
. site for best hotel reservations
. finds the best local gas prices in all 50 U.S. states and Canada

& many more....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

12 ways of using twitter to increase productivity....

Pretty neat...check it out..some of 'em are things like tracking your gas mileage, knowing the traffic conditions, weather, tracking shipment !!! & many more....

Spot crime in your neighbourhood....


Applicable only for U.S...you can check the criminal activity right in your neighborhood.

20 Common Cooking Ingredients that Act Like Medicines...


Many common edible herbs can provide impressive health benefits...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

cool website for new music...


Thesixtyone makes music discovery fun again. You’ll like it because it’s like a safari for music junkies. Get rewarded for discovering new music and having discerning tastes. They also have of one the best UI experiences of all the music sites...

Monday, May 19, 2008

From particle physics to the big bang.....

13 Rule-Breaking Films...

Every once in a while a film comes along that takes an assumption about how movies are supposed to be made and changes it, sometimes resulting in something truly memorable...
Check 'em out

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Best Scenic Drives in the U.S...

Yahoo Travel rounds up a few ll-American scenic road trip this summer

Friday, May 16, 2008

Travel tips...

The first steps to a great trip....

Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

The recipe

The Best-ever Freeware Utilities List....

There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good as or better than their commercial alternatives. This community-based site features our pick of the "best of the best."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library

Shopping, garage sales

Now that its Garage Sale Season in the U.S., check out WeekendTreasure.com. The site pulls in sales from online newspapers, craigslist as well as its own users and plots them on a searchable map. Great activity for Weekend mornings!

Internet TV

5tvs.com - Check out TV stations and from around the world that have Internet feeds

Shopping

SomethingStore is a fun new website that operates simply: They'll will send you something, an item selected randomly among many things from their inventory, for $10 (free shipping) and you will find out what your something is when you receive it.

Free Music: 22 Websites....

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the websites where you can find the music that you love for free.some of them are pretty good like critical meters, then there is freemusiczilla that lets you leech music from online music sites while playing em & so on.....

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Banish telemarketers from your phone...

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Determine If Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic...

Web application Glasnost simulates BitTorrent downloads on your computer to determine whether or not your internet service provider (ISP) is throttling your BitTorrent transfers. It does so by measuring the difference between your regular download speed and your BitTorrent download speed, testing against different ports and other variables to get a better idea of what exactly is being throttled. The tool is aggregating the results of the test, which the site is publishing to encourage greater transparency among ISPs. If your ISP turns out to be throttling your BitTorrent traffic, you can still avoid the throttling if you know the right tricks.

World clock....

Lots of interesting numbers...

Check it out

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nine Inch Nails new Album Is Free Online

Check out

http://www.nin.com/

Online Radio....

Internet radio client with recording abilities. It is able to play back streams using WMA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, or ACC streams. Is able to record these streams into many formats.

http://www.screamer-radio.com/download/

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Hello world collection...

http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/hello.htm

Friday, May 2, 2008

Anti virus....

Some of the best anti-viruses that i've come across

1. Nod32 from ESET
2. Kaspersky
3. BitDefender

All of the above have free online virus scanners that one can use for scanning the pc thru the browser.
There are also free anti-viruses that you can use.

check out www.av-comparatives.org for more details...

Another low-down

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Vista tweaks...

Brought a new laptop & ya comes pre-installed with Vista. Turning out to be the biggest screw-up from MS. I've already formatted the system a couple of times & innumerable crashes in between.
Ya, well to cut to the chase I'm stuck with it. so only option is to look for utilities that can try to improve .
Found this utility during my web crawling

check it out. pretty neat. Some of the things i liked was having multiple processes for the desktop & task manager as well as shutdown tweaks