Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dell Unveils Blu-ray Laptop For Under $900

As the dust from the high-definition DVD format war starts to settle, Dell (NSDQ:Dell) is jumping on Sony's Blu-ray bandwagon by offering an optional Blu-ray disc drive on its Inspiron 1525 notebook, with a sale price starting at $879.
"Dell has been a backer of Blu-ray from the beginning, and we've actually been offering Blu-ray notebooks for close to 18 months now," said Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden. "The big news now is we are actually able to offer it at a price that puts it at a mainstream user's reach."

A company release said the disc drive is fully backwards compatible, and will play as well as burn traditional DVDs and CDs. The company is also offering consumers a Blu-ray burner drive, which Dell recommends for backing up and storing files like digital photos, videos, financial records. Blu-ray discs have a significant advantage over standard DVDs, with 50 GB of data available versus 8.5 GB available on a typical DVD disc.

"Blu-ray is definitely moving into the mainstream," Camden said. "If somebody is thinking of investing in a Blu-ray library, now's the time because not only are they able to watch it at home but they can leverage that library and take it on the road, and it's affordable to do."

The laptop also features a 15.4-inch high definition wide aspect display with 720p resolution and an HDMI port for easy connectivity to high-resolution displays and HDTVs. In addition to the Blu-ray feature, the laptop can be customized with several different color options, blue included.

Dell said the Inspiron 1525 is currently available on the company's Website. As the Blu-ray offering is likely to appeal most to consumers who watch DVDs on their laptop, Dell is pushing accessories like a slim travel power adapter and a remote control that can be stored in the ExpressCard slot. The laptops are available to U.S., Canadian and European customers, Dell said in the release.

Top 10000 April Fools' Day joke Web sites

Dear friends,

Most of us eagerly waiting to make fun on April 1st. Lets make this April 1st as a memorable.
Wikipedia says "April First is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible."

Here is the Top Ten sites to get the April Fool day Jokes. ( Source: Computerworld).

10. Facebook Funnies

9. Dead Fairy on ebay and Euts

8. PodShave and PodShaveLady

7. Wikipedia Britannica

6. Water On Mars

5. Animated Tattos

4. Indescribably Geek-elicious

3. Beyond Buggy

2. Opera Soundwave

1.Deer in Camouflage

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sleeping Style describes your Personality

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Hacked

In a hacking contest pitting a Macbook Air laptop loaded with OSX 10.5.2, a Sony Laptop living with Vista Ultimate SP1 inside, or a Linux box running Ubuntu 7.10, the Mac platfokrm was hacked within 2 minutes by one of the researchers who discovered a vulnerability in iPhone last year .

Charlie Miller took only two minutes (although some say 30 seconds) to hack the mack by directing the laptop browser, Safari, to a compromised website which then gave him access to the laptop; the move was similar to a phishing attack and Apple has already been notified by the sponsor of the event, Intrusion detection specialist Tipping Point.

The Pwn2Own challenge, which comes with a $10,000 reward attached, took place in Vancouver, Canada during the CanSecWest which is marketed as the "world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security [and] is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking"

All the laptops were patched and in typical client configurations with typical user configurations according to CanSecWest's website and the instructions on how to claim the reward were actually left in the laptops.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Teacher Jokes

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say
prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on "My Dog" is
exactly the same as your brother's.
Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No, sir. It's the same dog.

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math
multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables. __________

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?"
GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D- I-A-L" TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O. TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that
we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie. .... Always say, "I am."
MILLIE: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's
cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know
why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on
talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Master piece of Ilayaraja

Music Meastro Isaigani Ilayaraja has composed a complete song by just using 3 notes ( Sa-R2-G3).

Watch the video here:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

India vs South Africa 1st Test Live from Chennai

We will be posting the live stream links when the match starts!

India vs South Africa 1st Test Match at Chennai Live

Day 1 highlights:

Virender Sehwag's 300 against South Africa

Monday, March 24, 2008

Alibaba and 40 thieves

சிறு வயதில் என்னை மிகவும் கவர்ந்த படம் அலிபாபாவும் நாற்பது திருடர்களும் .
இதோ உங்களின் பார்வைக்கு :



Sunday, March 23, 2008

புல்லாங்குழல் இசைக்கலாம்

இணைய நண்பர்களுக்கு வணக்கம்,

புல்லாங்குழல் இசைக்கு மயங்காதவர் எவரும் இலர். உங்களில் பலருக்கும் அதனைக்கற்றுக்கொள்ள ஆசை இருக்கும், நானும் உங்களில் ஒருவன் தான். என்னிடம் இருப்பது ஆறு துளைகள் கொண்ட ஒரு புல்லாங்குழல் (கடைகாரர் தெரியாமல் என்னிடம் விற்றுவிட்டார் , பாவம் என் அறை நண்பர்கள் !).

கீழே கொடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ள அட்டவணை நீங்கள் கற்றுக்கொள்ள உதவியாக இருக்கும்.

Legend: x - open, h - half open, space - closed.

Western scale: s- C, r1 - C#, r2 - D, g2 - D#, g3 - E, m1 - F, m2 - F#, p - G, d1 - G#,d2 - A, n2 - A#, n3 - B.

s   xx 
r1  hxx 
r2  xxx 
g2 hxxx 
g3 xxxx 
m2xx  xx
d1     h
d2     x
n2    hx
n3    xx

செந்தில் குமார்.