list freak

October 5, 2008

a blog only dedicated to list, with topics like

top 10 Most likely ways to die

top 10 funny ( spoof ) articles on uncyclopedia

TOP 10 failed PREDICTIONS

top 10 fatal terror strikes in INDIA since 1993

Last 10 Deaths in F1

and more intresting things, check it out and help me gain a direction

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Google is the next GOD! Its controlling the way i think (another paranoid boring controversy on the web)

October 5, 2008

Google knows everthing about me, what i search on the web, where I live, my habits, my mails, details, it even has a picture of mine. I know we trust google, but history has shown us that all big companies , no matter how ethical they are cannot be relied upon and strive towards achieving  monopoly over the minds and thoughts of people.

Best example is the pepsi ad campaign in 80s showing the hip and smart crowd drinking pepsi, which led to decline in Coke’s share or free softwares with windows which famously drived out Corel, Lotus and Netscape from the markets in the 90s, maggi in india.

Similarly people are going crazy for google now, you BROWSE, CHECK MAIL,  WRITE BLOGS, STORE PHOTOS, STORE DOCUMENTS, MAKE 3D MODELS, SEE THE WORLD ON google earth, MEET PEOPLE, WATCH VIDEOS, LISTEN TO MUSIC, READ BOOKS, CHAT, USE PHONE and the biggest of all YOU DEFINETLY SEARCH on GOOGLE. its like almost evry thing you do on the internet .

Recently Google has been under microscope for its controversies (which have started to surface recently, like that of Microsoft did after 10 years of craze)

  • Google recently  when defending its reproductions of professional photographs of scantily-clad women through its popular image-search feature claimed that the photographs are not “creative” enough to enjoy copyright law’s full protections because they’re intended primarily for “sexual gratification“. A federal court rejected that claim earlier this year.( click the link for more)
  • The statement  “Reining in Google” has becoming rather popular in cyberspace. It discusses Google’s attempt to re-write copyright laws or at least reach a point of acceptance through persistence. They have already begun scanning books in 3 large libraries despite the looming lawsuits.MICROSOFT feels its being left out and is soon to join the race with google
  • Youtube, orkut, blogger, sketch up and now next small company in the pipeline to be gulped is NAPSTER.
  • Google NEWS now no longer in the BETA mode, has the news guys and reporters in a fix they say                   “‘They’re building a new medium on the backs of our industry, without paying for any of the content,’ Ali Rahnema, managing director of the association, told Reuters in an interview. ‘The news aggregators are taking headlines, photos, sometimes the first three lines of an article — it’s for the courts to decide whether that’s a copyright violation or not.'””-(hitokiri)
  • Rumor has it that GOOGLE provides biased search  (quote)”The New York Times reported that Google will give AOL preferred placement for AOL’s videos in Google’s video search in Google’s new Google Video search site. In addition, Google will include links to AOL videos on the Google Video home page — and won’t label any of those links advertising, or call the preferred listings advertising, even though they clearly are ads.”(unquote)-(click for source)
  • Scariest thought is  about” indexing” the entire human knowledge -wait! what did I say?
  • Gmail(creepy)  gives you so much space that “you never need to delete ” anything, not bad, but Google admits that deleted messages will remain on their system, and may be accessible internally at Google, for an indefinite period of time.
  • On reading the privacy policy their is no mention that “google will not keep a list of keywords scanned from incoming email, and associate these with the incoming email address in their database”
While doing some background for this article i came across a website hosted by none other than Steve balmer(ceo microsoft), Liz Figueroa (senetor) and Mark Rasch , It has more techincally sound opinions than my blog does, you can check it out at http://www.google-watch.org/
Well upto some extents normal users like me won’t get affectd, I am just one of the 200million people a day who surfs internet, the possibility is scary. What if google sells information to governments  when you type the key word “free” ,”mp3″ “Download”, or when you click on the “pirate bay ” with your chrome browser and download something you shouldn’t.
 
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check out these sites after you see google-watch
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where do u go for answers

where do u go for answers


on “Death” and on “Gita”(Indian media neglecting Orrisa violence and bajrang dal)

September 30, 2008

CAUTION:looking for gyan ? this is not the right place

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.“-Bhagwad Gita

Gita says say don’t grieve death, its inevitable anyways. Truth , says Gita, is nothing but the concepts of ISHWARA(supreme controller), JEEV(soul),PRAKRITI(matter, nature), KARMA(action), KAALA(time).

We don’t seem to go beyond this, like reading a guide book with shortcuts for your exams.

After all you don’t need to read Mahabharatha, if you have seen it on televison, and seen some lines here and there.(or is it?)

Seemingly some religiously motivate people  , have massacered around fifty people in orrisa and I am sure will justify their actions “WITHOUT GRIEF” .Whats more it was’t allowed extensive media coverage like the serial blasts in New Delhi and managed to feature at the second or third pages of the newspapers and five seconds on TV  .There have long been rumours about the massacre of Christians in Orrisa, but such stories are somehow not  much hyped in the Indian media. The so called “secular India” might be going to dogs and we living in the disgraced country are been dragged too. ALL I CAN DO IS VOTE, BUT IT DOESN”T SEEM TO HELP .

“Whats your contribution to prevent the crisis?” you would ask, well I would say “NONE” and am glad to say so because i atleast havent added to the tension.It seems like raising your voice against any kind of violence is to alienate a community which could evetually burn your home down.

I had seen an article on the internet claiming “Bajrang Dal Makes a Village muslim free{click to read full article)”

Stating”The past 10 days have seen armed Bajrang Dal activists on the rampage, driving out about 25 Muslim families from their homes, ransacking their houses and setting them on fire.”           Most people in India will give a full fleged yawn on such a news, it doesn’t make a difference till you are directly affected, see!

Indian  proud of their heritage , dont grieve the dead, but die in the name of culture , without being heard , without producing a single squeek and other Indians like me squeel in such blogs, shame on me.

On the other hand Indian Media ( aaj tak , India tv and similar so called news channels full of crap)  devote most of their time showing the ressurection of Ravan, astrological predictions, similarity between Sita and Helen of Troy et cetra. Why not ?for TRPs.  Sadly but truly this proves our mentality and makes us a nation who does’t mind death as long as it is “by” or “for” Gita.

No wonder if someone concludes that Gita was set in a Battle Ground to jusify evreything possible in the name of God , whch the world has imbibed very conviniently.

(p.s Bhagwad Gita is being misused in present times, but is a great book to read, i love it and hold an unshakeable respect for its teachings )

references from the web

http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-nagaraj290903.htm

http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=5573

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/more.christians.killed.in.india.violence/21306.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajrang_Dal


YAWN-The most boring news in town (weekly)1

September 28, 2008

Manmohan singh and Bush

Manmohan singh and Bush

INDIA – US NEUCLEAR DEAL

 

15 years before I was born, my nation conducted a neuclear test. The world showed the obvious reaction what you expect it to show.

Since then the Indian  diplomats have wasted or used their entire carreers to woo US and the world to feul India’s neuclear demands.

Believe it or not this news comes every 2nd day on Indian News channels for more than a decade now.

YAWN- over that our priminiter goes to US abd tells GEORGE BUSH ” PEOPLE OF INDIA LOVE YOU”,PRESIDENT BUSH”  What the hell!

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Police say teen plotted to kill mom for breast implants

What the fcuk , I mean CNN get over this shity news “A Colorado teenager hired men to kill his mother so he could use her money to get breast implants for his girlfriend, police said.

source http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/09/27/implant.hitmen.reut/index.html

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CHINESE RADIO, CHINESE PHONE, CHINESE ZIPS and finally CHINESE MILK

Frankly speaking Chinese products dont have a reputation for being good in the market, It doesnt surprise me if one more product turns out to be bad or full of melamine.

But people we are loosing lives here! Come on chinese guys you are a great nation , then why such sub standard products.

The World Health Organization said the problem has been exacerbated by “a combination of ignorance and deliberate failure to report.”

Chinese health officials have confirmed the deaths of four infants who had kidney stones caused by drinking tainted milk powder. More than 54,000 babies have been sickened, including 12,892 who have been hospitalized, officials said. State media have reported that two other babies with kidney stones died this summer and that their parents said they had used a brand of tainted milk powder. But local officials have not confirmed a link to the scandal.”-washington post

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JENNIFER ANISTON WANTS TO START DATING 

I mean dude whats wrong with you mam. this is hilariously yawnfull, this way of staying in news, i like it Jenni, keep it up. but try to change some details sometimes or it gets boring.

Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston is desperate to rekindle her romance with ex-beau John Mayer.ennifer reached out to John first. She had a few glasses of wine – then decided to throw caution to the wind and make the first move. John was pleasantly surprised to hear from her,” a source said.

However, Mayer seems to be more concerned about changing her lifestyle rather than getting back with her, as Jennifer has been photographed on several boozy nights with pals.

Jennifer’s pals are worried, as the Hollywood actress is having a tough time dealing with her split from Mayer.“-yahoo news