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What I do!

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

“So, what do you do..” ..”I am a developer in the “Complex Event Processing” team at Oracle” … “Oh hehe, sounds “complex” !” “Hehe, yeah it does !”

So go the usual what do you do conversations with me…

If you reeeeaaalllly want to know, this post on the CEP blog should give you a peek into my work!!

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What is a VIP?

September 11, 2008 2 comments

VIP: Very important person.

Important? To whom? To a nation? To a city, town, village? Seriously?

Important enough that ONLY they can enjoy exclusive rights to core reserve areas of national forests?

Found this on India Uncut, where also I stumbled upon this blog by Souvik Chakraverti who claims to be India’s only libertarian blogger. I am in almost complete agreement with his thoughts!

Who would have thought after last nights conversation with Unawoken that I might have an answer to “Who am I”. I am a libertarian of course 😉

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How do you…

September 11, 2008 2 comments

… search Google for the name of an object? For instance, while on a nature trail you see a bird that you cannot recognize. What do you search for in order to identify the bird? Beats me.

Marissa Mayer, VP at Google wrote this entry about the future of search on the official Google blog. In it, she paints a scenario where people would use search ubiquitously. One of the questions she puts forth as an example is:

“What kind of bird is that flying over there?

Ans: A turkey vulture
Search: [turkey vulture flying] on Google image search”

But back the truck up a minute. If you don’t know what bird it is, how the heck did you figure out that you had to type “Turkey Vulture flying” into Google search?!

Interesting article nonetheless and with the Google satellite being launched into outer space, it is only a matter of time before the world is genuinely mobile and connected and search-enabled. Muhahahahahahaha.

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The sky is falling ….

September 8, 2008 3 comments

As Asterix fans will remember, thats what the indomitable Gauls used to say when they sensed impending catastrophe! For some, the large hadron collider with its mini-black-hole-creating-forces is going to be the end of the world. One second a bunch of scientists gawking at their monitors, running their mathematical models through supercomputers, the next – nothing, nada, kaput. No more earth, no more planet to save, no more wars to fight, no more nothing!

So, as Amit Varma asks on India Uncut :

“1] If the world was to end, would you prefer that it end suddenly without your being aware of it, or that you had some time to contemplate your end, and maybe do some things still left undone?

2] If your answer is that you’d like some time, how much time would you like?

Okay, now here’s the deal: you’ve got that time. It starts now”

Kinda reminds me of a resolution I made a few posts ago 🙂

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Go green!

September 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Two polar bears at a Japanese zoo took the phrase “Go green” to heart, and emerged out of a bath in a pond, looking like Greenpeace activists!

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Obamamania

September 1, 2008 2 comments

I like Barack Obama. I like the way he articulates his ideas. I like the conviction in his demeanor. But most of all I like the fact that he wants to play fair and win an honest battle.

I chanced upon this quote recently:

“I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people’s families are off limits.  People’s children are especially off limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.”

“You know, my mother had me when she was 18.  How family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be the topic of our politics. I hope that anybody who’s supported me understands that’s off limits.”

Barak Obama

I think in this man America will get a true leader. His policies might be unpopular but his effort will be genuine. I hope he wins.

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