Thursday, August 28, 2008

Upgraded to Google Reader!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Stuff is going to be on Pownce now:

Monday, July 02, 2007

No DNA test required.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

England smoking ban in effect -

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rushdiehumbled by knighthood but others upset | Top News | Reuters

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Time Wasted? Perhaps It’s Well Spent - New York Times

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Largest Known Primes

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Virtual Barbershop

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

CEO: GM Will "Fight Hard for Every Sale" -

Monday, April 23, 2007

NASA - STEREO - The Sun in 3D

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

CAT scores hit all time low

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Word of the year

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Deep Fritz wins 4-2

Monday, December 04, 2006

Game 5 a fighting draw

Friday, December 01, 2006

Game 4 a tough draw

Bill Watkins, Seagate CEO

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."

You think tech execs are boring?

Scoble and Winer

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Game 3 Drawn

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

An Hour With Bill Gates

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

J Allard

Monday, November 27, 2006

Kramnik allows mate in one!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Kramnik draws with White

Man Vs Machine

Game 1: 1/2 - 1/2

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Don't bet against the internet

It's simply the best

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

Monday, November 20, 2006


Thursday, November 16, 2006


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

yourdraft - World Editable Drafts

Friday, November 10, 2006

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Cool is this!

Photosynth is seriously cool!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It's time!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Explore the Tree of Life

Will blow minds.

Tree of Life Web Project

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Most Corrupted Countries in the World

An interesting report

"Countries which saw a major improvement included Algeria, the Czech Republic, India, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Paraguay, Slovenia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uruguay."

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Duel: man vs. machine

Kramnik vs. Deep Fritz

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

popurls - A meta-meta aggregator!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

An interview with Andrew Viterbi

Btw, Qualcomm owns Eudora!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Vladimir Kramnik – World Chess Champion 2006

World Chess 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Your Online Bookshelf.

Monday, October 09, 2006

World Chess 2006 at Elista.

Results, pgns and more.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Future Me

Send emails to your-future-self!
Guess at your future and verify how accurate you have been when the email arrives!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Syntience Inc.

Awesomest 8 Queens solution!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Grisha Perelman, where are you?

Elusive Proof, Elusive Prover: A New Mathematical Mystery

Here's a follow-up.
Urbanization - see how the cities have grown in population, over the past 5 decades.
Steve Job's Speech in Stanford Ceremony

Had earlier read the transcript. The video is even more impressive ... rather inspiring.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

We know that the Voyager 1 has recently reached a distance of 100 AU from the sun. Read this exhilarating piece to know more!

Exciting? Read this too. And, the official website too, just in case!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

We've seen how empty an atom is. Before you start feeling queasy about that, look at how packed the solar system is..

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Indra Nooyi's Graduation Remarks

Was going through a few articles on this highly accomplished lady on the eve of her being named the CEO of PepsiCo. Came aross this graduation remarks of hers.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Google Maps Flight Simulator

*Very* addictive!

Monday, August 07, 2006

An extremely cool, informative, and interactive flash application explaining evolution - right from the Big Bang!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Help finding the stardust - project stardust@home

Monday, July 31, 2006 - Scientists: Cosmic blob biggest thing in universe - Jul 28, 2006

It's like 200 million light years wide. Just for comparison, the width of our milky way is estimated to be around 0.1 million light years.

Friday, July 28, 2006

The World Map of Happiness - University of Leicester

"We were surprised to see countries in Asia scoring so low, with China 82nd, Japan 90th and India 125th. These are countries that are thought as having a strong sense of collective identity which other researchers have associated with well-being."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

sanskrit tubhyam rocate? (do you like sanskrit?)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dr.Gift Siromoney's Home Page
Given a sheet of printed music in SouthIndian musical notation, the computer recognizes the different symbols and prints them out in some standard notation...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Oklo: Natural Nuclear Reactors - Fact Sheet

Nature creates our first nuclear reactors in Oklo, Gabon - 2 billion years ago!
20_06_06_iap_evolution.pdf (application/pdf Object)

A joint statement by national science academies all over the world on the teaching of evolution.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Size Of Our World

Keeping things in perspective!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

PhD Thesis: Cascading Style Sheets

Ph.D Thesis of Håkon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hydrogen Atom Scale Model

So you think you are a solid person?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Discovery_The_Lost_Temples_of_India.avi - Google Video

An amazing video of a programme aired on Discovery Channel.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Ray Ozzie: Chief Software Architect

The new CSA of Microsoft.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Plugged in: A kinder, gentler Microsoft - Jun. 13, 2006

A newly likeable Bill Gates isn't afraid to admit his company is lagging in some areas, says FORTUNE's Adam Lashinsky.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

EO Study: Bright Lights, Big City

Mapping urbanization by using satellite images of the light cities generate at night...
Visible Earth: Maximum Ozone Hole Extent (1980-2004)

The ozone "hole" is not really a hole...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Net Neutrality

A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality

By Eric Schmidt.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Deccan Traps, India

This is one of the two notable volcanoes in India, the other being Barren Island in Andaman.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

FORTUNE: RAZR'S edge - Jun. 1, 2006

How a team of engineers and designers defied Motorola's own rules to create the cellphone that revived their company.
Psychology Today: Getting Out From Under

Follow the 10-minute rule!
Legion of Little Helpers in the Gut Keeps Us Alive

How are you going to deal with the fact that about 90% of cells in the human body are actually bacteria?

These 100 Trillion (that's right) bacteria weigh only about 3 pounds though.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Media Executive Interview Series: Tom Glocer, CEO, Reuters:

Key Quotes:

"On the enterprise side, the company has been facing strong competition from Bloomberg"

'Glocer has a "seeder of clouds" view of the incumbent big media companies'

"We chose India intentionally, because the economics of the market suggested that we could launch a new service there and still make money from it."

"The television channel in India, which we launched in January, has already captured a 10% share of the local market."

Anyone following this channel?
Periodic Table - Flash Version

A visual periodic table that associates elements with images.
Discovery Channel :: News :: Study: Milky Way Is Tentacled Beast:

"Our galaxy is a much wilder looking tentacled beast than suspected, say astronomers who have used a new technique to map the Milky Way."

"It’s like trying to figure out the shape of a forest when you’re sitting in the middle of it," said Blitz.

Friday, June 02, 2006

ACM: Press Release, March 01, 2006:

"The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Peter Naur the winner of the 2005 A.M. Turing Award. The award is for Naur's pioneering work on defining the Algol 60 programming language."
Kerala is now selling ... Monsoon.

One more from Nikhil's blog about how Brand Kerala is targetting a very niche market with this promotion.

Loved the picture.
Chark Blog - Book and media statistics

Richard Charkin is the CEO of MacMillan publishers (they publish the science journal Nature for example). Some key quotes from the post:

"On average across the world people spend 6.5 hours a week reading. The most of amount time spent reading is in India (10.7 hours), the least Korea (3.1 hours). UK is very near the bottom at 5.3 hours, Germany and USA a little higher at 5.7 hours."

"On average people now spend more time on the Internet for leisure (not work) than reading - 8.9 vs 6.5 hours. Mexico uses the Intenet for leisure least (6.3 hours) and Taiwan the most (12.6 hours)."

"Internet use reduces the time people have for reading by around 20%."

"40% of Europeans do not read books."
FORTUNE: Banish the HQ - Jun. 1, 2006

An interesting look at MySQL, the company, which apparently employs 320 workers in 25 countries, 70 percent of whom work from home.

Thursday, June 01, 2006