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The technology behind Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol’s claimed “Magic Glove” or “Electronic glove”

Posted by admin On January - 18 - 2012

It was an interesting coincidence that I came to know about the Bio-Inspirated Engineering at Yahoo! Tech Pulse 2011 just before I watched MI4. The presentation was done by Professor Robert Full who is the “Principle Investigator and Director” of CiBER-IGERT at UC Berkeley. The theme for his presentation was about “How Engineering innovation is […]

Indian Rupee Symbol Font – “Rupee Foradian” Download

Posted by admin On July - 31 - 2010

After the announcement of Indian Rupee symbol one of the 1st question that came to the minds of many was which key will be used to insert the Rupee symbol. A font named Rupee Foradian has been released. The latest version is 3.0. Their Official Blog is http://blog.foradian.com/. The blog claims that “We have made the […]

The Corporation

Posted by admin On June - 23 - 2010

The Corporation is a canadian documentary film released in 2003. The documentary movie shows how business corporation evolved and associates it’s identity with different topics or themes (book-like chapter). The list is as follows What is a corporation? Birth A Legal Person Case History Harm to workers – layoffs Harm to workers – union busting […]

African Grey Parrots & A Parrot named Einstein

Posted by admin On June - 21 - 2010

Experts believed and documented the fact that African Grey Parrots one of the most intelligent animal species capable of imitating other species. Dr. Irene Pepperbergs have researched for many years and says  that they posses the ability to associate human words with meanings and intelligently apply the abstract comcepts of shape, color, number, etc. They […]

Orange Orange – Annoying Orange

Posted by admin On May - 28 - 2010

Orange is very interesting…. This article is intended to annoy the readers. The last section is the “annoying” section but before that…. Orange County(not country) is a county in California(Google Maps) known as city of orange is located 376 miles away from SJSU at Santa Ana. It is the second most populous county in CA. […]

It was an interesting coincidence that I came to know about the Bio-Inspirated Engineering at Yahoo! Tech Pulse 2011 just before I watched MI4. The presentation was done by Professor Robert Full who is the “Principle Investigator and Director” of CiBER-IGERT at UC Berkeley. The theme for his presentation was about “How Engineering innovation is possible by the inspiration taken from nature!”. He terms this as “Bio-Inspired Engineering”. It was a very interesting presentation. He has studied the movement of cockroaches a lot and the findings help in building better robots. Had I known about these things before few years (4 or 5 years back) my career choices might have been different (I mean! It was so inspiring!). I would recommend this engineering to all those young-guns who are interested in building robots. During the presentation, he was talking about a reptile, Gecko Lizard. This science behind this lizards toe is the technology behind the MI4 claimed “Magic Glove”. Gecko has amazingly sticky toe that can adhere to any surface (without the use of liquids or surface tension).

The following video will explain what I trying to explain.

Stanford’s StickBot in 2006

Stanford’s StickyBot in 2007

Lyn Verinsky is know as Gecko Woman since she was the first one to try Gecko Glove

For More eager reader (a lengthy video)

Professor Robert Full at TED Talk

For more of this better search in yahoo/bing/google! :P

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A better solution for Indian Rupee Symbol

Posted by admin On July - 31 - 20103 COMMENTS

There are problems with Foradian fonts. When you send a document with “Rupee Symbol” in it to others and if they don’t have the font installed then the symbol will be replaced with its corresponding grave acent symbol.
A better solution has been formulated by Raju. He has introduced a font which will use “Rupee Symbol” if the font in you system supports it else it will be replaced by “Rs”.

All this problem will vanish once the new symbol is officially included in Unicode Character set. Then “Rupee Symbol” can be used everywhere: computers, mobile phones, internet etc. It will take 3-4months to include the symbol in the character set by Unicode Consortium. Until then this is good solution.

Usage

1. Download and Install the font

2. In office word use “insert symbol” option. Select “Indian Rupee” font and use the symbol.

3. Alternatively you can insert the symbol by holding alt key and typing 8360 in your numeric key pad.

Check more details at Raju’s Space


Credits

http://rajudasonline.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=793103837

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After the announcement of Indian Rupee symbol one of the 1st question that came to the minds of many was which key will be used to insert the Rupee symbol. A font named Rupee Foradian has been released. The latest version is 3.0.

Their Official Blog is http://blog.foradian.com/. The blog claims that “We have made the first font with support for Indian currency symbol.”

You can find wallpaper, updated foradian font version and how to use the symbol in different office versions.

Usage

1) Download the font (version 3.0)

2) Install the font

3) Open office and select rupee foradian font
Type the Rupees Symbol in Microsoft Word through the grave acent symbol (`)
(the key just above “tab” button in your keyboard. Below Esc button).

4) If you keyboard does not have the specified key then press “Alt” and type “0096″ (zero-zero-nine-six) on your keyboard.

More details about usage can be found here


Credits

http://blog.foradian.com/

Jithin Jayanath

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Endiran Audio Launch – Rajini Speech

Posted by admin On July - 31 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Rajini continues to inspire with his simple and truthful speech.












5 Minutes Trailer







Credits

http://onlysuperstar.com/?p=7619

Video: Rajesh, onlyrajini, TamilRelease, Tamilosai

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Endhiran Robo Audio Songs Released

Posted by admin On July - 31 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Finally a much awaited movie’s audio songs has been released. Robo (Endhiran) composed by ARR has come out good. The songs are more focused towards the movie rather than Superstar which reflects the work that has gone into the movie. A very good work by ARR. Vairamuthu’s Lyrics are especially good.

The story of Endhiran that is being rumored: Scientist Vaseegaran (Rajini), creates a robot (Rajini) with artificial intelligence. The robot learns different aspects of humans and starts to  behaves like a human and falls in love with Aishwarya Rai. The villain, aware of the power of robot, acquires it to do evil. To set the consequences right Vaseegaran sets out on a mission to rescue the robot from evil hands. How he succeeds in his mission? Will Robo Rajini be rescued or killed? Wait and Watch

The Endhiran team, Superstar Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai and director Shankar, left for Malaysia today for the grand audio launch on July 31, 2010.

When one buys an audio CD they will find an interesting booklet. Some call it a treasure!!! Don’t know the reasons!!! Buy a CD to know more.

The movie has 6 songs with 1 additional music for a dance showcase. The details about the songs are as follows.

1. Puthiya Manidha
Singers: S. P. Balasubramaniam, A. R. Rahman, Khatija Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Comments : If SPB sings it must the intro song. Song with philosophical messages. I am not sure whether Scientist Rajini has any intro song!!!!

A different Intro song. 4/5 Stars.


2. Kadal Anukkal
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Comments : Romantic duet song between Scientist Rajini and Aishwarya Rai. Scientist has very few songs compared to the Robot Rajini.

Melodious song. 4/5 Stars.


3. Irumbile Oru Idhaiyam
Singers: A. R. Rahman, Kash’n’Krissy
Lyrics: Kaarki
English lyrics: Kash’n’Krissy

Comments : Gives a feel of a dream duet song between Robo rajini and Aishwarya Rai.

hip hop song. 4/5 Stars


4. Chitti Dance Showcase
Singers: Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani, Yogi B
Additional Arrangements and Programming: Pravin Mani

Comments : Karnatic-Techno remix song would be part of the movie where Robo rajini would be dancing or something.

Remix song. 5/5 Stars


5. Arima Arima
Singers: Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
Additional Vocals: Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Comments : A kind of a vengeance song. Even song is about Robo Rajini. Wondering what Real Rajini has got to do in this movie!!!

Vengeance Song. 5/5 Stars.


6. Kilimanjaro
Singers: Javed Ali, Chinmayi
Lyrics: P. Vijay
Additional Vocal Arrangements: Clinton Cerejo

Comments : A jazzy entertaining songs shot at Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa.
A Jazzy Song. 5/5 Stars.


7. Boom Boom Robo Da
Singers: Yogi B, Keerthi Sagathia, Swetha Mohan, Tanvi Shah
Lyrics: Kaarki

Comments : A descriptive song about Robo rajini. I don’t know Who is the Chutti Robo?? A very short part of this song gives a gentle reminder of  ”Thigu Thigu Thigu ena rathiri……” from SJ Surya’s movie “Ah Aah”

Rap song by yogi B. 5/5 Stars.


Top Songs – 6. Kilimanjaro, 5. Arima Arima


Credits

http://onlysuperstar.com/

http://www.endhiran.org/

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The Corporation

Posted by admin On June - 23 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

The Corporation is a canadian documentary film released in 2003. The documentary movie shows how business corporation evolved and associates it’s identity with different topics or themes (book-like chapter).

The list is as follows

  • What is a corporation?
  • Birth
  • A Legal Person
  • Case History
    • Harm to workers – layoffs
    • Harm to workers – union busting
    • Harm to workers – factory fires
    • Harm to workers – sweatshops
    • Harm to animals – Habitat destruction
    • Harm to animals – factory farming
    • Harm to animals – experimentation
    • Harm to animals – rBGB / rBST / Posilac
    • Harm to biosphere – clearcuts
    • Harm to biosphere – CO2 emissions
    • Harm to biosphere – Nuclear waste
    • Harm to biosphere – Corporate paradigm
  • Personality Diagnosis
    • Callous unconcern for the feelings of others
    • Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships
    • Reckless disregard for the safety of others
    • Deceitfulness: repeated lying and conning others for profit
    • Incapacity to experience guilt
    • Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviours
  • The pathology of commerce
  • Monstrous Obligations
  • Mindset
  • Boundary Issues
  • Basic Training
  • Perception Management
  • A Private Celebration
  • Advancing the front
  • Unsettling Accounts
  • Expansion Plan
  • Hostile Takeover
  • Democracy LTD
  • Psycho Therapies
  • Prognosis

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African Grey Parrots & A Parrot named Einstein

Posted by admin On June - 21 - 20104 COMMENTS

Experts believed and documented the fact that African Grey Parrots one of the most intelligent animal species capable of imitating other species. Dr. Irene Pepperbergs have researched for many years and says  that they posses the ability to associate human words with meanings and intelligently apply the abstract comcepts of shape, color, number, etc. They are also claimed to perform cognitive tasks at the level of dolphins, chimpanzees, and even human toddler. In 2004 a bird named N’kisi had a vocabulary of 900 words and was noted for creative use of language. For example, when Jane Goodall visited N’kisi in his New York home, he greeted her with “Got a Chimp?” as he’d seen pictures of her with chimpanzees in Africa. Because of their social interest Grey Parrots are considered excellent pets.

About Specific Gery Parrots

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Orange Orange – Annoying Orange

Posted by admin On May - 28 - 20102 COMMENTS

Orange is very interesting…. This article is intended to annoy the readers. The last section is the “annoying” section but before that….

Orange County(not country) is a county in California(Google Maps) known as city of orange is located 376 miles away from SJSU at Santa Ana. It is the second most populous county in CA. Los Angeles County and San Diego County have notable population. Orange County is famous for tourism attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and few beaches. Read the rest of this entry »

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IcoFX – The Free Icon Editor

Posted by admin On May - 23 - 20101 COMMENT

If you into web development you must know about the favicon which is known as website icon. Below in the image you can understand what is website icon and where it is useful.

When you own a website and if you need to get this icon you need to create a “favicon.ico” file and put in your root folder. Do remember to clear you temp file in IE and Chrome (not required in Opera, Firefox, and safari). To create .ico files Photoshop is not sufficient. You need a icon editing software. IconFx is a free icon editing software which I thought I should share.

Read more about How to Display Your Website Logo on the Address Bar?

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It has been almost an year I wanted google Adsense in my website but last year around this time my site had very little traffic. So I was facing a deadlock problem which few or many might have faced. I understood that Google does not activate ad sense account that easily. There is always a concern for fraud. In April 2009 my site has decent traffic but it all started only a month or two back so when I applied to Google AdSense they could have given proper reasons rather I was facing the deadlock problem. It will be useful if Google AdSense team gives proper reason why they are not approving an account. It was a very frustrating experience back then. Now in May 2010 it just took hardly a day to get an account.

But I am wondering how this happens since in 2009 I was pretty active blogging but it has been almost a year I stopped blogging. Great Thanks “Little Master Sachin Tendulkar” who’s keywords brought lot of impression and click to my site.  Apart from Sachin Tendulkar there have be very few key words that has brought in traffic to my site. It was not an intended effort but I am happy.

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