Kinda matches the area I keep visiting as a tourist :)
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Tried many things.. eventually ran into some pages which recommended running permissions repair..
The following seemed to have solved my problems.
0. Reinstall the latest flash player.
1. Run permissions repair (via disk utility: applications-> utilities -> disk utility).
2. Restart the machine.
It seems this has some thing to do with the recent flash player and snow leopard.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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13.3 years of HDTV content. That's approximately 58,292 movies, which means an equal number of large pizzas. So one petabyte equals 52 tonnes of pepperoni pizza. Yes, my head has assploded. For other equivalents, click and zoom in.
How big are 20 million four-drawer cabinets? As big as the Sears Tower? I have a hard time visualizing that. Strangely enough, I don't have any problem visualizing 52 tonnes of pepperoni pizza. [Mozy]
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Date: Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 20:39
Appalling journalism. Absolute blasphemy! As I watch the news from home, I am dumbfounded to see Barkha Dutt of NDTV break every rule of ethical journalism in reporting the Mumbai mayhem. Take a couple of instances for example:
In one instance she asks a husband about his wife being stuck, or held as a hostage. The poor guy adds in the end about where she was last hiding. Aired! My dear friends with AK-47s, our national news is helping you. Go get those still in. And be sure to thank NDTV for not censoring this bit of information.
In another instance, a General sort of suggests that there were no hostages in Oberoi Trident. (Clever.) Then, our herione of revelations calls the head of Oberoi, and the idiot confirms a possibility of 100 or more people still in the building. Hello! Guys with guns, you’ve got more goats to slay. But before you do, you’ve got to love NDTV and more precisely Ms. Dutt. She’s your official intelligence from Ground zero.
You do not need to be a journalist to understand the basic premise of ethics, which starts with protecting victims first; and that is done by avoiding key information from being aired publicly—such as but not limited to revealing the number of possible people still in, the hideouts of hostages and people stuck in buildings.
Imagine you’re one of those sorry souls holed-up in one of those bathrooms, or kitchens. A journalist pulls your kin outside and asks about your last contact on national television, and other prying details. In a bout of emotion, if they happen to reveal more details, you are sure going to hell. Remember these are hotels, where in all likelihood, every room has a television. All a terrorist needs to do is listen to Ms. Barkha Dutt’s latest achievement of extracting information from your relative, based on your last phone-call or SMS. And you’re shafted—courtesy NDTV.1
If the terrorists don’t manage to shove you in to your private hell, the journalists on national television will certainly help you get there. One of the criticisms about Barkha Dutt on Wikipedia reads thus:
During the Kargil conflict, Indian Army sources repeatedly complained to her channel that she was giving away locations in her broadcasts, thus causing Indian casualties.
Looks like the idiot journalist has not learnt anything since then. I join a number of bloggers pleading her to shut the f⋅⋅⋅ up.
Update: In fact, I am willing to believe that Hemant Karkare died because these channels showed him prepare (wear helmet, wear bullet-proof vest.) in excruciating detail live on television. And they in turn targeted him where he was unprotected. The brave officer succumbed to bullets in the neck.
Update 2 [28.Nov.2300hrs]: Better sense appears to have prevailed in the latter half of today—either willfully, or by Government coercion2, and Live broadcasts are now being limited to non-action zones. Telecast of action troops and strategy is now not being aired live. Thank goodness for that.
Update 3 [30.Nov.1900hrs]: DNA India reports about a UK couple ask media to report carefully:
The terrorists were watching CNN and they came down from where they were in a lift after hearing about us on TV.
— Lynne Shaw in an interview.
Oh, they have a lame excuse pronouncing that the television connections in the hotel has been cut, and therefore it is okay to broadcast. Like hell!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008
It snowed after 30 years in Vegas and on the exact day we were to fly to Vegas! Our flight got rerouted to Phoenix and we had to drive down to Vegas and it was colder than Boston!
Also, for the first time I got stuck in snow, happened in the Grand Canyon National Reserve and our vehicle had to be towed out!
Ok.. now that I am done with the rant.. the trip was awesome! Gambled, indulged in food, went for shows, shopped, went for a helicopter ride and had a relaxing time :)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Winter is upon us.. apart from the chapped lips, extra clothing and lack of "carefreeness".. some of my fav pics have been clicked in winter.
Hoping to get back to clicking pics without an occasion and snapping some keepers this winter!
In the mean time here is one from one else that I really liked.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These days I am surprised to see that Orkut behaves much better than facebook..
1) Why do I keep getting logged out?
2) Why when i click on some links you tell me I do not have permission which works usually?
3) And please! If you are unable to accept text from me atleast show the text I painfully typed, don't eat it up
It is a pitty I have more current friends on facebook than Orkut.. they both suck but facebook pisses me off.
Ah.. needed to get this rant out of my system. The fact that Google is developing an infrastructure which scales is going to eventually going to win. Upgrades and architecture changes can get really tricky specially when your data keeps growing and you cannot stop serving data.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Sent to you via Google Readera Million dollar a month on Electricity bills and half million on Bandwidth. That is massive. I guess its time to host their stuff someplace else. Maybe at Amazon AWS?
Lets hope the Dubai lords are also smitten by the social bug. Obviously the environmental discussion will follow soon when I write about the dangers of not just the effects on the economic meltdown but also the meltdown of the data centers as we keep uploading beer and bras (See Nick's post here) on Facebook. I sometimes really wonder how useful Facebook really is, talk about oversubscription. Let's not call electricity a bitch,we just have to get real. These are pragmatic times and money isn't coming easy this time.
This week, the TechCruncher has reported, Facebook chief financial officer Gideon Yu is in Dubai, "possibly" discussing fund raising options with Dubai International Capital, the private equity firm owned by the city's ruler - who also happens to be the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Sources told Arrington that Facebook is spending "well over" a million dollars a month in electricity alone and "likely" another $500,000 for bandwidth, as shameless social networkers post billions of photos and other solipsistic pixels. Recently, the company said that users upload two to three terabytes of photos each day. And every second, it serves as many as 300,000 pics the other way.
The word from TechCrunch is that Facebook has set aside $100m to buy 50,000 servers this year and next. And it's supposedly buying a $2m NetApp storage system each and every week.All this should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if mammoth electricity bills have Zuckerberg and Co. sidestepping a melting US economy for large money bags in the Middle East.
Monday, September 22, 2008
A definite link to visit if you like pics.