Friday, January 26, 2007

Heh

Check this page in wikipedia : KKK.
I seriously doubt if section 1 is supposed to be "wtf!!! wtf is ur problem kkk!!!" :-)
Just to remind all who consider wikipedia an authorative source of info :-P

*Update* Damn, it got fixed ! :-)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that's why WP is a reasonably authoritative source of information (on non specialist subjects atleast). :)

1/30/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

this one was way way too obvious !
it was just a matter of hours before it was to get fixed (it did last around for much much longer though).
But there are so many inconsistencies in most of what you read that frankly I dont use it anymore.

2/02/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous NY said...

hey this ain't the smae infamous kk from crec is it :P

2/02/2007 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither do I really but it's okay for simple things like technical topics and other non-controversial subjects.

2/14/2007 11:15:00 AM  

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Hypocritical bunch of prudes

I have no idea why politicians keep assuming that they have the right to decide what is 'right and wrong' for the general public.
In matters where they should really make that sort of decisions, ofcourse the chicken hearted bunch of cowards will hide.

The recent episode of banning AXN till march smacks of prudishness.
Considering that this is a program which is being aired at night, and contains less obvious sexually explict content than most bollywood movies (which btw are becoming more vulgar and crass) ofcourse has no bearing on the decision.

God knows when there will be any sort of transparency to this whole adhoc and at most times asinine decision making process. Though qualifying it as decision seems to indicate some sort of analysis of the rights & wrongs - I think whims will be a better word : morons.
If you dont like it, change the f*@king channel you a$$holes ! And if your kids are a bunch of corrput spoilt immoral brats : that reflects badly on your parenting - not necessarily on the content which comes way past their bedtime.
And please, dont tell me you are a better judge of what I can and cant watch.


In a related incident, the Indian Government went hyper and over sensitive against some video showing Gandhi doing a pole dance. It is high time people in power learned to be more mature and not be bothered by frivolous content like this. Censorship is NOT an option - especially in this age : and any outdated views that you can enforce it is only exposing your stupidity.

Not sure what is so offensive about it - I personally dont give a shit about the video, and if Gandhi was alive today, he would have had a nice laugh at it - but whatever be the case, unless something is done with the intent of inciting public unrest it is better for all concerned that Governments try not to be smartasses and weild their 'power'.
Disagreement with views MUST NOT lead to supression.

Instead of moving towards a more open, democratic, pluralistic society, both incidents indicate a less tolerant Government which is trying to move us backwards towards a more medieval world.
I seriously hope someone takes both actions to court and royally f*@ks them up - the Minister should be help personally responsible for the losses incurred by the channel and made to cough up from his purse : not that dishing out 100 odd crores will have much of an impact on the illgotten wealth amassed by those corrupt bastards.

Politicians - stupid f*@king prudish hypocritical pricks : the whole lot of them.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two deep breaths, some cold water and nice game of CS is what the doctor prescribes.

1/19/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

I think we should mobilize crack teams in every city. Who at night somewhere around 8:30pm will project objectional material onto public buildings & monuments. Something like the laser shows at Pink Floyd concerts. Also footage from sting operations on corrupt officials that expose their true colours can be displayed for the viewing pleasure of all.

Media bombs can be planted at street corners, so when a pedestrian passes by he'd be assaulted by 'filth' that the govt. is trying hard to put down.

Of course this would amount to a lot of sound POLLUTION or audio terrorism (to use a buzz word) and the people & govt. will opt to have crap were it belongs - in the idiot box.

1/19/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger Unawoken said...

Dude I agree with you, but why so much bile?

1/20/2007 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@ anon
ya ya bugger :-)

@ moonjungle
heh, I am not 'for crap' - more for the fact that I would like to decide what is good for me and what is not, not some braindead power hungry greedy politician.

@ unawoken
well, it was totally pissing me off - sucessive governments thinking they can decide what the general public should/shouldnot see totally sucks : that too when they are not really doing a objective job of it.

1/20/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger aaditya said...

"unless something is done with the intent of inciting public unrest"

Slippery slope. Who defines public unrest?

1/22/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger AK said...

choodagelle maashe!

1/24/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger AK said...

namakku rashtrapathikku oru letter ezhuthaam.. banglorile paavam software engineer maarude oru hargi..namukku parayaam "who dares wins" polathe progarms aanu namme inspire cheyyunnathu ennokke.. "Rashtrapathikku Oru Suparsha"

1/24/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@ aaditya
true, that is slippery slope : but there are cases where national security or harmony in society is at grave risk.

@ ak
heh, now i am cool :-P
and no to your 'letter' - those have accomplished nothing so far.

1/25/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

@ Aaditya & Mridul

I think a slippery pole is in order for Ghandhiji. Not a slope.

1/26/2007 02:09:00 AM  

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Great mallu phone call!!"

That was the title of the mail I recieved from a colleague at work.
And I must say, it was pretty funny :-)
If you are a malayali, you will enjoy it more !
I have hosted a copy here - let me see if the great daku makes sense of this one ;-)

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Blogger  said...

Perhaps a translation will kill it?

1/19/2007 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

Essentially, he wanted to crap badly so kept trying to push it for later :-)
There is one in the comments here - not verbatim, though conveys the actual 'meaning' : http://bombaylives.blogspot.com/2006/10/great-mallu-phone-call.html

1/20/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger AK said...

:)

1/24/2007 09:29:00 AM  
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Makes you wonder ...

... how Microsoft managed to sell so many windows copies with ads like these . Check it out !! Try not to give up early and sit through the whole thing :-)

I was actually laughing through it instead of being bored senseless ... but then I am a clinically diagnosed loony :-P

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

You will enjoy this one !

Ok, shitty title - but I do hope you enjoy this one.
Vipin sent me this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2Igd6uCrA.
Totally rocking : from the description :
"The year is 1978. A team of 12 year olds have decided to make a Super8 film of their own based on Jaws. (It's what everyone was talking about at the time). This may not be as slick as today's digital videos...which makes it even more genius. (we had to pay $20 [a lot for 12-year olds in 1978] for every 3 minutes of film) And wait till you get a hold of the shark we built.....(it sank after the first scene and you'll only see the fin after that."

I checked out other movies uploaded by the same person and loved every one of them !
If nothing else, check out Devil's babe - the ending will crack you up !
I seriously do hope some, if not all, of them made it to the movie industry :-)

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Blogger Moonjungle said...

Eda, from now on I'll leave a comment everytime I read a 'new' post on your blog. Just so you know I can read.

1/11/2007 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

I know you read - just that you miss some of them :-P

1/12/2007 06:04:00 AM  

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Coolness

Check this post out : http://blogs.sun.com/toddfast/entry/five_things_most_people_don.
He was was one of my architects when I was in tools team : cool guy or what ! :-)
I was in tools team for about 1.5 years, and met him 1 year after I left the team !
Collaborative development at its best ? :-P And now I work in instant messaging team (more specifically, I do the server) : which enables exactly that ;-)

Other things that are absolutely cool - daku ofcourse !
Gorging myself on chocolates (in perpetual sugar high now ?! :-P) - daku has given me boxes of some absolutely divine ones before she left this weekend ! (and no, she is not cool only cos of this ... ah well >:-) )

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Friday, January 05, 2007

"25 years of Indian Renaissance"

This is the title of the dec 31st 2006 edition of 'The Week' : a "silver jubilee special double" as the cover proclaimed. Sounded a bit too corny for my taste, but was bored waiting for my dinner at Casapicolla so gave it a shot.
I must say, I was pleasently surprised at the edition.
It attempts to document the progress of India in the past 25 years through articles by and about luminaries in various fields and chronicles the progress made.

It is a very good read - some of the essays are heart warming.
It is an apt answer to the tirade I hear from my friends & relatives about the lack of progress made in India (esp from the one holed up in Amsterdam :-P).

Disclaimer : I do not work and am not associated with The Week in anyway - other than as a occasional reader.

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Blogger  said...

When all of us agree we could have done _much_ better, I am pleased that at least we are moving into positive direction, though slowly. Imagine the progress we could have made sans corruption/religious issues/bad politics/terrorism ...

1/05/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

Very true - I would love it if the progress was faster : what atleast it is going at a nontrivial rate forward !

1/07/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger V said...

All magazines come up with this kind of editions in the end of every year. We should have monthly review of the progress.

1/08/2007 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

25 years is good enough period to review and evaluate the change in the society (remember 5 year plans ?).
Some mags and newspapers do this sort of review ... but it rarely is as exhaustive as this edition - ofcourse, there might be fields the issue has missed.
But I particularly liked about the edition was not only what was done, but who where doing it and how it was presented.

1/08/2007 02:41:00 AM  

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