Posted by adityavempaty on June 21, 2008
One of the funnier sides of politics that was sent to me recently. “An entrepreneur has found his own way to “have fun” and to profit from the U.S. presidential race — putting the candidates’ faces on condom packages”
This one cracked me up especially with what each canadates comdoms say:
Sherman said the Obama condom carries the slogan “Use With Good Judgment.” The McCain version says “Old but not expired.” McCain is 71.
Sherman started his company a few weeks ago for fun and stated “We’ve done it in fun.” Here is to hoping that he does not get sued for any type of copy right infringement, because we all need a little more humor from these candidates. Thus if you want them they will run you : 9.95-dollar-per-pair “keepsakes” and supplies are running so low he had to order another shipment
Posted in Elections 2008, Random | Tagged: Barack Obama, Candidates and Campaigns, Condoms, John McCain | Leave a Comment »
Posted by adityavempaty on June 18, 2008
Fire Fox 3 downloads yesterday due to official release
Posted in Random, Web 2.0 | Tagged: Downloads, FF3, FireFox | Leave a Comment »
Posted by adityavempaty on June 18, 2008
What if we could not blog like we did today or share information between people as we have become accustomed to over the internet? This was a reality (one which I would not know how to live without), but all this was made possible with the creation of :
Kinda makes you think huh?
“This is the first known photograph of the great grandfather of modern digital computers – a room sized, one ton jumble of wiring, valves and racks that was 640 million times less powerful than its descendant, the pocket-sized iPod.”
Imagine an iPod, an iPod is more powerful then whats pictured above. Now lets look at what was announced today by IBM: IBM’s Roadrunner is the worlds Fastest and most efficient computer to date:
The fastest supercomputer in the world is also one of the most energy efficient. That’s according to the Top500 supercomputers list, to be released Wednesday at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany.
What more could we want; technology improving by leaps and bounds while doing it efficiently. Just take a look at where the fastest computer was last year in comparison to this years:
This year, the 31st time the list has been put together, the honor of top supercomputer goes to IBM’s Roadrunner, which is housed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. It’s the first system to reach 1.026 petaflops (1 petaflop is equal to a quadrillion, or one thousand trillion, calculations per second).
For perspective, last year’s most powerful computer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s BlueGene/L–also made by IBM–reached 208.6 teraflops. This year that computer ranked No. 2, reaching a max processing speed of 478.2 teraflops.
The fun fact of all this is that these computer are baised on the same archtecture as the IBM processors used in the PS3. Imagine that, a supercomputer uses the same processors as your good old gaming system. Thoughts comments?
Posted in Random, Technology | Tagged: Blue Gene, Consumer Electronics, Hardware, IPod | 1 Comment »
Posted by adityavempaty on June 13, 2008
I can whole heartedly say today is a sad day for tech, it will be the day many remember as when Yahoo gave up its independence in order remain “independent.” This Yahoo!Google search deal almost sounds as though Google is the younger brother that pays the older brother not to try to make it big on his own and uses the older brothers friends to make more money. This deal stinks and does not I repeat sound like it will pass regulators once MSFT starts to get involved. This could be tied up in courts for ages and create nothing for share holders except discontent and angry and many people losing value (money) in the stock. Just view the amount of search Google would have :
To quote Kara Swisher:
“It is bad for advertisers, it is bad for consumers, it is bad for innovation, no matter how well-intentioned Google is.
And no matter how many flashy moves Google and Yahoo make, it is flat-out wrong for one player to so dominate such an important sector.”
Upon hearing this new I instantly thought of ColdPlay’s new song Viva La Vida and these lyrics in particular :
“I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eye.”
These lyrics convey the sentiment shared by many about Yahoo:, once a power house a place for innovation creation and a true passion for the delivering amazing products and user experience. Is now a company hanging on by a thread, a former shell of its self. There can be plenty of blame to be placed on everyone but the truth is the company is pretty much left to decay. This search deal with Google only shows how far behind Yahoo is, and how the mighty have fallen. This deal is horrible for Yahoo due to three main areas : Antitrust, Google viewing yahoo’s display ads, and if Google pulls the plug a year down the road then nothing.
There is a lot of risk placed in this deal which Yang may feel is warranted, but what was really accomplished? You took away a great bid for the fear of being consumed, to becoming totally dependent on another enemy that can leave you for dead after gutting you. It is a sad day in the valley as a innovative and proud company has just fallen to its knees. Thoughts? Comments? tears of sadness?
Posted in Business, Google, Microsoft | Tagged: Carl Icahn, Google, Google-Yahoo, Kara Swisher, Microsoft, Yahoo Inc | Leave a Comment »
Posted by adityavempaty on June 12, 2008
Today i discovered how long it’s been since i have heard some truely amazing music with regard to main stream and not indie bands. The last good main stream album from a band or artist in my view was Future Sex Sound as it was cleanly produced, had a little bit of every thing for everyone. The last good album (since Future Sex Sounds) period was Death Cab Narrow Stairs and before that was Cold Play X&Y. The great thing about X&Y was that it stands the test of time, even now when I click on it in my itunes i am still amazed at how well it has me immersed in the cords vocals etc. Thus when I was watch the NBA finals last night, and there was an ad for Cold Play’s single “Viva La Vida”. This caught me by surprise and i started searching if Cold Play had a new album (Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends) and much to my chagrin they did.
Thus i proceeded to see if they were releasing it online, and Cold play being the amazing band that loves their fans actually has http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/news/sections/special/coldplay.html where you can stream it. Thus the moment I found the stream source i was hooked and couldnt stop listening to it. The first single of course was Viva La Vida, this reminded me alot of XY with its tone and sense of speed. Then the next one was “Yes” as this song was totally different from the last album, totally new tune and sense of feel of the song.
I wont bore you with an in-depth analysis of the Album since I am not a critique nor an expert in this area. But i would suggest that you take an listen to this new Album. It gives a feel of amazing joy yet modesty as you listen to it. Thus It should easily be the best album of the year (in my view) next to Death Cab. This album is a great follow up to X&Y, but with the band taking the next leap towards altering themselves to branch out into new areas of focus with their music. I hope you enjoy the streaming link as much as I have in the last 24 hours that I have discovered it! Also purchasing the album when it comes out next week so you can repeat it over and over and over again as I did with X&Y. Thoughts, Comments please let me know.
Posted in Music | Tagged: Cold Play, Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs, Viva La Vida, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, X&Y | Leave a Comment »