Yes, apparently so, as Samsung, the largest maker of memory chips in the world, will pay $300 million fine for being guilty of conspiring with its rivals in the $7.7 billion US market & fixing prices and thus cheating customers, the result of a three year investigation by the Justice Department, Yahoo! reports. 👿Read More
Yes, come 2007 & those might be the words that come out of your mouth when you see an advertisement in a print magazine. As Margaret Kane posted on Blogma, the German electronics maker Siemens has come up with paper thin TV Screens that can be put in a newspaper or magazine!! 😕
So these screens can show moving pictures, the same way magic photos appear to be in Harry Potter stories!! 😉 A spokesman for Siemens said that these screens would likely start as ads in high-end magazines & further elaboratedRead More
Yes, crackers are burning, the bursting sounds, fireworks, the lighting, the prologue to Deepawali, Dussehra is symbolic of the victory of Good over Evil, celebrated as the day when Lord Ram killed the Demon Ravan.
But the celebration is good only when you get the message the occasion imparts, Kill the Evil spirit in yourself. Otherwise its no good burning the crackers, lighting fireworks!! But then who cares? Yeah, that’s right, people hardly care!!Read More
No, this is not a rant about someone’s Bad Behaviour, but the Bad Behavior plugin for WordPress!! 😉
I’ve just installed it & lets hope it’ll stop the bandwidth wastage to some extent, its really getting out of hand as the domain almost used 2GB of bandwidth last month, with more than half of it going to this blog only, most of which was due to referrer spam!! :curse:Read More
The next version of Microsoft Office, v12 which is due out at the end of 2006, will support creation of PDF files from various Office tools like Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc., reports Yahoo!
Up until now, people have to rely on third party tools to create PDFs from their Word documents or Excel sheets, many of which are commercial ranging from $20 to $450, the most popular(& most expensive) being Adobe Acrobat. A few of them are also free, like pdf995, PrimoPDF, CutePDF Writer.Read More
If you take some kind of input from a user in an application(whether its online or offline, it hardly matters) and then perform some action using that input, then you must check if the input is empty or not before proceeding with the action, its common programming sense, unless ofcourse you also allow NULL values.Read More
So after Google Print, its about time Yahoo! announced something similar!! 😉
Yes indeed, as c|net reported, Yahoo! will also start its own project of digitizing print-editions of several books & will allow people to search through them and also download full books!! 😀 But what’s different in their program & Google’s is that unlike Google, Yahoo! has decided to avoid the controversies & probable law suits by sticking to only public domain content!! 😉 Google is ofcourse having a tough time as The Authors Guild sued them last week alleging infringement of copyright as Google is digitizing the copyrighted stuff as well. Their stand is that they adhere to the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law which allows people to place excerpts from the books in reviews etc.Read More
Dad got discharged from the hospital & came back home today, after spending 13 days in hospital, 6 of which were in ICU. 🙂
As per the neuro surgeon Dr.P.Bishnu, he’s much better now than he was when he was taken to the hospital. He’s recovering, but still not in any satisfactory shape, still has trouble balancing himself when sitting & tend to roll-off the bed. 🙁Read More
Looks like so, dad was shifted from ICU to his ward day before yesterday & looks better to me now, the docs are also pleased to see his improvement. 😉 He’s out of danger now, thanks to everyone who expressed their best wishes & my uncles who stood by my side!! 🙂 He’s not fully conscious yet, but replies a bit when someone talks to him, the docs say that we should talk to him as much as we can, that’ll help in recovery. One thing I’m glad about is that he’s not lost his memory(looks like so till now), no amnesia as was in the case of my mom’s dad when he got brain haemorrhage 3 years back. And the paralysis on his right-side doesn’t look as bad as it was earlier, he’s able to move his right arm & leg a bit. Still, it’ll be quite a bit of time before he’ll be back in satisfactory shape!!Read More