Category Archives: technology

Frownies, not smilies!

My favourite blogging software, WordPress, and my favourite blogging site, WordPress.com, by far the best in the world, seemed like they could simply do nothing wrong. The WordPress team are the most capable folks out there, design the best sofware, … Continue reading

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Patents versus Patients! (Part 2)

I am writing the second part of one of my previous posts titled Patents versus Patients! after a long time. The Indian courtrooms are witnessing a series of battles that are going to determine the fate of millions of Earthlings … Continue reading

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Can animals warn us of an impending earthquake?

Three undersea earthquakes shook the Andaman Islands yesterday and the tremors were also felt in Chennai. Click on this link for news reports about the tremors. The behaviour of animals can be used for predicting earthquakes . . . Image: … Continue reading

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A green ride on the Greenfly!

My previous post was about cars that use Auto LPG. This one is about the world’s first motorcycle that is designed to run on Auto LPG- the Akhurst 500 Greenfly. The Greenfly . . . Image: Kyoichi Nakamura (www.motorradonline.de) The … Continue reading

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Damn the spam!

When I signed in to my e-mail account this morning, I was shocked to see a spam message in my inbox. Of course, spam messages are a part of life in the online world and a message or two promising … Continue reading

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Indian scientists set a world record!

India’s advanced space program has come of age! Indian space scientists, engineers and technologists set a new world record today with the launch of India’s 230 metric tonne Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV-C9) that successfully placed ten satellites in orbit. It … Continue reading

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Ooh . . . ooh . . . Ubuntu . . . Ubuntu . . . Ubuntu!

This is a small test report about Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Unlike the last time, I had absolutely no problems whatsoever in installing Ubuntu. I tried the live CD version first(you can boot Ubuntu 8.04 from the CD itself without installing … Continue reading

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