Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I am Hobbes!! :)

This post may be self-centred but still I am what I am????

You're Hobbes!
You're Hobbes. First of all, the makers of this
quiz would like to congratulate you. You have
our seal of approval. You are kind,
intelligent, loving, and good-humoredly
practical. You're proud of who you are. At the
same time, you're tolerant of those who lack
your clearsightedness. You're always playful,
but never annoying. For these traits, you are
well-loved, and with good cause.


Which famous feline are you?


Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Brainless BAN

Enough of this bullshit "ban"/moratorium on non-Kannada movies in Karnataka! X-(

I)Commercial Kannada movies for the last 10-15 years have sucked. They still suck.
The actors can't act. The directors and story writers are retarded. The audience for these has narrowed down incredibly, and truly represents the lowest common denominator amongst Kannadigas.

II) Alternative/Art Kannada movies still kick A**. Sadly, no distributor will risk his/her money on them.

III) This brain-dead "moratorium" will do no good to the Kannada movie industry. The same garbage masquerading as movies will be churned out, the same tiny taste-less fraction among Kannadigas will watch it.

The funniest part of this episode is the Telugu and Tamil film-wallahs et. al. threatening to do the same to Kannada movies in their states. REALITY CHECK! Kannada movies are hardly exhibited in these places anyway. And when nobody watches them in Karnataka, what are the odds of (Kannada)people living in Tamilnadu and AP watching them? (They'll still have Udaya TV!)

One oft-used counter-argument against those Kannadigas opposing the moratorium has been "When Tamilians and Telugus support their movie industries, why can't you people do the same for the Kannada movie industry?" In other words, you're either with us, or you can't call yourself a Kannadiga. What a load of garbage! Who the hell gave the "Kannada film industry" the right to think that they represent Karnataka and Kannadigas? I for one, am ashamed of creatures like Upendra, Ravichandran and other "stars" of Kannada moviedom. We need more Karnads and Kasaravallis, for crying out loud!


Post-Rant Disclaimer: I am a Kannadiga. The last Kannada movie I watched in a theatre was 3 years ago. I fortunately don't remember aything about it. When I am in a particularly masochistic mood, I turn on a Kannada/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu channel and watch movie trailers and songs. I hold most Indian movies in absolute contempt.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Google Adsense

Guys dont you think we should sign up for Google Adsense? We can earn a hell lot of money if that clicks. But we need more ppl to read our blogs. Suggestions for this please

Friday, October 08, 2004

Some scientific facts

Found accidentally at GNU site


The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays,
exams, and class room discussions; most were from fifth- and sixth-graders.
They illustrate Mark Twain's contention that the "most interesting
information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop."

Question: What is one horsepower? Answer: One horsepower is the amount of
energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to
getting hit. If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind.

Talc is found in rocks and on babies.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms.
But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

Clouds are high flying fogs.

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When
planets do it we say they are orbiting.

Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is
really only centrificating.

Some day we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back
into a sun in the daytime.

Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees
between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and
south.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered.
Finding them all means living forever.

There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of
so much population stomping around up there these days.

Lime is a green-tasting rock.

Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be
oil.

Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don't why you should.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're
there.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so
sometimes it's brother against brother.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never
been able to make out the numbers.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets
blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions
are things that are still all mixed up.

In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as
many H's as O's.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that
is the important thing.

Clouds just keep circling the Earth around and around. And around. There is not
much else to do.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a
drop, it does.

When there is fog, you might as well not mind looking at it.

Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.

We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe.

In making rain water, it takes everything from H to O.

When rain water strikes forest fires, it heckstingwishes them. Luckily it
affects we of the humans unlike that.

Rain is often spoken of as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue will kill the
strongest man.

A blizzard is when it snows sideways.

A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.

A monsoon is a French gentleman.

A thunderstorm is like a shower, only moreso.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important that their names sound.

It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people there have to live
other places.

The wind is like the air, only pushier.

Question: In what ways are we dependant on the sun? Answer: We can always
depend on the sun for sunburn and tidal waves.

Until it is decided whether tornadoes are typhoons or hurricanes, we must
continue to call them tornadoes.

Dilbert Quotes

A MAGAZINE RECENTLY RAN A "DILBERT QUOTES" CONTEST. THEY WERE LOOKING
FOR PEOPLE TO SUBMIT QUOTES FROM THEIR REAL-LIFE DILBERT-TYPE
MANAGERS.

HERE ARE THE TOP TEN FINALISTS:

1. "As of tomorrow, employees will be able to access the building only
with individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday
and employees will receive their cards in two weeks." (This was the
winning quote from MS)

2. "What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might
encounter." (Lykes Lines Shipping)

3. "E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should
be used only for company business." (Accounting manager, Electric Boat
Company)

4. "This project is so important, we can't let things that are more
important interfere with it." (Advertising/Marketing manager, United
Parcel Service)

5. "Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Plant
manager, Delco Corporation)

6. "No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been
working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll
let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D supervisor, Minnesota
Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

7. Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say."
(Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

8. My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday.
When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have
to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could
change her burial to Friday. He said, "That would be better for me."

(Shipping executive, FTD Florists)

9. "We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not
going to discuss it with the employees." (Switching supervisor, AT&T
long Lines
Division)

10. One day my Boss asked me to submit a status report to him
concerning a project I was working on. I asked him if tomorrow would
be soon enough. He said, "If I wanted it tomorrow, I would have waited
until tomorrow to ask for it!" (Hallmark Cards executive)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

guys, lets really compile it

well, booze party had ots of fun and lots of stupid acts. mama, thil anyone of u guys can compile all wonderful dialogues and give a comprehensive picture about he party. anyone taking this initiative. those who boozed that night need not compile....

Chikku

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Muddy and XXX Rum.....in detail!

I think Harish missed out on certain very important aspects
of Muddy's rum story.
It started with us sending Muddy out to get rum for himself.
Muddy, being the innocent ignorant idiot, wanted our advice.
He was clearly told to buy "Khoday's XXX Rum".
Muddy returns with a bottle of rum.On unwrapping, we saw that
the idiot had got some unheard of obscure stuff labelled
"Amruth XXX Rum". Well, a lot of jaws dropped thanks to Muddy's discovery
of a new brand of rum. Somehow, all of us were in a generous mood and attributed
it to the shopkeeper misguiding poor innocent Muddy!
But guess what muddy's story was?
Muddy: "No man, that guy suggested Khoday's rum itself"
Us: "Then why the f*** did you get this stuff?"
Muddy: "Well, it said XXX Rum, so I asked him about it"
Us: "And?"
Muddy: "This cost 40 bucks, and that Khoday's stuff you guys suggested cost 45 bucks"

All I'll say is, no one drank a drop of "Amruth XXX Rum" that night.

Muddy and his XXX

I dont know whether this article has come up or not i didnt check it out...

Guys will surely remember who had made to this So-Called Farm House where we had the only Guy's party. In fact it around 7 or 8 in the night when people started landing into the farm house. We were around some 15 - 20 people i think and those who wanted to booze had got all the required stuff and muddy was desperate "avathu yene agalli yenne hakle beku antha decide madidha". They went to some wine shop to get more of those stuff and some one asked muddy whether he will be having Bear or a Vodka , and to our surpise he told no i dont know i need yenne that's all(In the last report or comment he states that he is bewada that means drunkard, then how come he doesn't know what is Bear and Vodka????). Avagle avanige full kick hodedithu. And in the end he got a RUM which is famouslly know as XXX. Still our muddy remembers his XXX....

Muddy we need Ur expert comments for this...XXX

Another edition to kannada Slangs

hey sakat maga full entertainment happening in over here...
makla kelasa illa antha bari inthve madi...

adake nanu ondistu contribute madtha idini..

Sakat - andre nice one. Ex : yele alli nodo sakat piece bartha idde

Nayi - means dog it can be associated with any thing. Ex: nayi maga aah hudigi, nayi thara ithu
maga aah film athva aah spot.

Goobe - that means owl u use when someone acts stupidily loo goobe thara adabeda.

Yentha - andre its supposed to be mlore language its for asking what?

some yet to come in the coming episodes.....

Monday, October 04, 2004

Hey guys,

Sitting in my cubicle on the day which i loathe the most (everybody, infact!), i've begun to wonder...WHERE THE HELL IS EVERYBODY TODAY???? no blogs, no mails, Monday morning blues has had quite an effect on everyone...Well, like Jyo said, there have been very few participants in this blog including those who shouted in that corner box for a brief period of time! All those who have stayed quiet all these days are requested, rather ordered to put down something, not forwards, something about the class or yourselves so that the regular participants can put their comments or columns...ok, i agree few people do no have net connection unlike the lucky people like me :) but atleast those who have can put down some shit! anyways, let me start some discussion..
Vj mentioned about the "give up" level chinki and her IEEE paper. thinking of that, i was just wondering abt the 8th sem seminars which we had and which will now be removed from the curriculum(unfortunately). How many of us actually made a proper presentation, building the whole thing from scratch..like we did not use one source for most part of the presentation, something on those lines. Lets be honest, ok? I accept that 50% my presentation came from a single source. we can also give our feedback on some interesting seminars like Muddy's for e.g. if we remember anything...Howzzat??..........i know it sounds crappy, but can be fun..i am not asking all the plagiarists to confess, just some curiosity and also interested abt levels of plagiarism that can take place after engineering, like in our jobs, masters, etc...anybody have any experience in that, not necessarily theirs, which they can share? Over to u guys...

Vicky

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Advanced Kannada Slang

Here are some slightly 'advanced' Kannada slang terms. Yenjaayy!
(Please refer Nidhi's posts for basic terms.. :D)

1. Bharatharatna :- person who is very honest. (Any such creatures here?)

2. Achchu\Batti :- To copy in exams. (Been there, done that!)

3.Seize :- Caughted Redhand.

4.Sinku:- Escape ,Ex:- Poice baruva munche baa maga sink agi bidona

5.Kalakar:- Jack of all.

6. Chamcha : A Person who uses lot of 'Maska' to promote his self interest. The villan in old kannada movies,nowadays potrayed as a statesman.

7. Batti/Fitting :- Pimping. ex:- Lecturerge namma mele Olle batti itta maga aa attender. (As evidenced by the one and only Dork Lord!)

8. Yenne/Gundu : Liquor. Booze. Usu. followed by a 'Thalping'session. The in-thing to do in the pubs esp. by young people. (Does muddy qualify for the term 'people'?)

9. Thalpu : Eat rather, Gobble. eg. "Thalp it all I say !" is famous when you go for a free Luncheon/Dinner in a star hotel. (Personal experience guys!)