Jun 29, 2012

An interview with Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson. Arguably one of the best managers in world football today. Loved by the United faithful. Hated by everyone else. This is a mock interview with Fergie and not to be taken seriously. Just for laughs.

Jun 22, 2012

The Expressionless: Fact or Fiction?

A few days ago, I encountered a story on the internet. An Urban legend, the details mentioned there are pretty creepy as well. It feels like the story has been taken right out of a horror flick. Although I believe this is more fiction than fact, I would like to take you though the story nonetheless.

Jun 20, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04: Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu 12.04: Precise Pangolin is the April release candidate of the Ubuntu operating system by Canonical Ltd. It is based on the Debian Linux Distribution and distributed as free and open source software under the GNU General Public License. Popularly known as 'Linux for human beings', Ubuntu mainly targets personal computers.

Pangolins are nocturnal animals, and use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects.

The name Precise Pangolin must have been given keeping in mind that the people who love Ubuntu the most are programmers, and noctural is an understatement for them. Ubuntu 12.04 is the 16th release candidate, and the 4th and current LTS(Long Term Support) version.

Jun 14, 2012

Even you are a Pirate!

Back in the days of Captain Jack Sparrow, the boundary between a pirate and a privateer was not sharp. The function both of these groups performed was pretty much the same: raid ships. The only possible difference is that a privateer was sanctioned by a Government to do so. However, if a privateer were to be captured, either party would deny involvement with each other. So, that was it. No proper way to separate them.

In modern times, the act of computer piracy is pretty much the same. We generally say that the action belongs to a "Grey Area" and perform it anyways. In fact, most of the times, a person doesn't even realise that he is committing an act of piracy. Let's have a look at few cases where technically, you can be termed a pirate.

Jun 8, 2012

The new IIT JEE: Too much too soon?

Everyone's angry at Kapil Sibal. Every single soul who is a part of the education system in the country of a billion hearts. I am no exception. However, let me very clear here. I am writing this not to criticize him. This is to express my views on the pathetic system of education in India.

At school, the education is given, but, higher education is acquired...

Jun 5, 2012

"How to Unblock Everything on the Internet"- Redundancy Redefined?

http://www.bookchums.com/EditorImages/ankit%20fadia.jpgFew years back, you probably would have heard of the 'hacking' stories of Ankit Fadia, and how he prevented some attack on some site by listening into the conversation of the would-be hackers. Maybe you have read somewhere that he was offered a job by some online magazine as he mailed the webmaster some vulnerability and also a solution to it. You might have noticed somewhere in your busy schedule that he had written a book when he was 13, which turned out to be a(n) (international) bestseller. So I pick out 'How to Unblock Everything on the Internet', his latest book, for just over a hundred bucks having high hopes.

Football vs Cricket: Why I prefer Football

As a child, I loved Cricket. Believe me, every one in the country does. And once you start watching it, you get glued. However, over the years, my focus has shifted towards football (soccer?) and cricket just doesn't excite me anymore. If I wonder how that happened, I come up with a lot of things, in particular the ones listed below.