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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Epic Movie … Comments :-|

Starring … too many people whom I don't know. I know only Kal Penn, the guy in Van Wilder(Taj). Review of movie in one word – "Crap". But it's certainly an entertainer if you watch it with your friends. It will certainly make your ROFL. This movie has several parodies in it. Here are they.

  1. The Da Vinci Code
  2. Nacho Libre
  3. Snakes on a Plane
  4. X-Men
  5. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia
  7. Mission Impossible 3
  8. American Pie
  9. Superman Returns
  10. Harry Potter
  11. Pirates of Caribbean
  12. The Lord of the Rings
  13. Starwars
  14. Click
  15. Borat

I might be missing some movies. There were parodies of some shows like Punk'd, American Idol, Britney Spears song, Paris Hilton etc. Movie was crap. But if you don't have a habit of using brain while watching the movie. Here you go, it's a good time pass for 100 minutes ;) Don't miss to list out all movies in the movie :D

Once again, name of the movie is "Epic Movie" ;)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Good Morning India !!!

Cricket is such a wonderful game. India lost to Sri Lanka in world cup league match and total India is disappointed. Well, total 'average cricket crazy' population is disappointed but not everyone. Real lovers of cricket are supposed to be happy for the result. Yeah, I've my own silly but logical explanation. Here it goes.

Some key points to be noted


  1. India's defeat will be big loss in market for ICC, media everyone
  2. Woolmer is dead – Police are running behind bookies, sub-continent players
  3. Many people were thinking India wont loose coz of the big market share
  4. Even now Bermuda can win over Bangladesh and still India can come to second spot

Well, here is my explanation for yesterday's result. People were mailing/texting/telling me that India won't lose coz of the complications in the market and bookies will make sure that India won't lose and result in huge loss of money. But, it happened. India lost!!! Their guesses were wrong. No bookie could do any magic there. Reason was Woolmer's murder. Jamaican cops were keeping track of sub-continent players especially Indians, Lankans and Pakis. If anyone tries to do now with those teams, they will certainly in big trouble. So, yesterday's result was a true result.

But, there may be another version of the same story. Yesterday's match might be fixed too. Reason, people were thinking NO ONE will dare to lose such huge market, so certainly one or other will make sure that India will win. And betting's on India were very high. India's defeat will certainly bring in more money and market can be fixed with Bangladesh and Bermuda match. Bookies may try to fix Bangladesh and Bermuda match as they are smaller teams and it won't make much difference as cops are not behind those teams.

So, if Bangladesh wins over Bermuda, then it must be the time when every cricket lover must celebrate. No bookies, no fixing, everything is going normal. Such a true and wonderful game of cricket is not spoiled by market. I'm an Indian and I'm a cricket lover. I won't mind as long as the deserving team wins. Any team might win over India in cricket, but they certainly can't beat India in the number of cumulative ads they act in.

East of West, Team India is the Best (in ads)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I’m going to sound techie !!!

Good evening Junta. My teamies call me geek (even though I hate it when they call me geek, coz I've bigger and better life other than being a techie freak). I don't want to sound really geeky but I want my friends to know some important things about technology. So, I'm writing something here. It's not a big thing but in the same time it's not a small thing too. Whether it's a small error or a big error who would care? There is an error and it's a bad thing. Well, I'm not going to write any codes or real exploit here coz it's not good to write them. But, yeah, I'm going to explain what's wrong and what could be done with that.

At office we guys use Lotus Domino as our mail server. I guess they use Lotus Domino R6. And in our office Internet Explorer is suggested browser for browsing purpose. Well, these are pre-requisites for the bug. Ooh Yeah, I'm going to write about one bug in our MAIL SERVICE !!!

  • He should use webmail. Yes, not Lotus Notes (failure at first step. But, there are people who use webmail)
  • He has to use Internet Explorer (checked, as its default browser given/available)
  • He has to open mail and click on the attachment which is an Image (checked, coz most probably people will do is try to open their attachments, which are specially images)
  • He shouldn't close your browser or logout as soon as he clicks on that attachment(OPTION varies from person to person)
  • He has to stupid enough to be fooled (OPTION still available. Fill whatever you want to fill)

Well, if those five pre-requisites are true then we'll play our hack here. There is a bug in IE that it will parse scripts of specially crafted images i.e. if there is JavaScript in an image file IE will run the JavaScript. But, there is not good thing about that bug. IE won't parse the script if image is embedded in html file. It will parse only if you try to open image directly in the browser (Here, all professional mails like Gmail, yahoo, hotmail pass and our Lotus Domino webmail fail) I guess you got the bug now. I'm going to send a JavaScript disguised as an image which the victim will open thinking as if it's just an image.

In that JavaScript, I'll redirect to my server along with cookie details of your login and an image from my server is served to the user so that he won't get any suspicion. The script in my server will use the cookie details sent and logs into your mail box and reads every email in your email box. Did I mention … that it's going to read your mails? YES, I mentioned it. You are officially hacked if you've opened that attachment and dint recognize that XSS (Cross Site Scripting) bug.

I know that it sounds little techie, but just can't help it coz, it is little serious issue. I'll try to take it forward to respective group and get it fixed. Well, if you want to know one solution for the problem, here is the solution. When you are in your office, please use Lotus Notes rather than webmail and if you are outside where no one is there to restrict you, please use Firefox !!!

- कार्तीक (By the way, this a cool option in new blogger. Type in English, it will convert to Hindi. Check your dashboard for the option)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Innovations in Democracy !!!

You must be thinking what could be innovative in democracy. Well, yeah, it happens only in India. As per some great guy, India is a vibrant, chaotic and rambunctious democracy. One of the characteristics of democracy is electing their leaders. One incident happened in a South Indian state Andhra Pradesh which was very much innovative in filtering deceivers.

Here is the version I read in news paper. Political parties are having a new problem that their guys might be cross-voting to the opposition party guys. So, they started killing democracy by keeping an agent in the booth, to check every vote before it was dropped into the ballot box. In that method, they made sure that none of their party guys are cross-voting for their competitors. Well, not just that use, they started counting votes and declaring themselves as winners as soon as the elections are over even before official counting was started.

Well, it's one of the greatest innovations in election procedures (other than rigging, stealing ballot boxes) followed in India. Well, may be election procedures are battered more in some other places (Hint : United States)

Internet Zindabad !!!

Well, for those downloaders up there. Here are some links for music.

Songs.pk is a nice site. They have loads of Indian as well as Pakistani music. One small tip while downloading stuff from songs.pk :-D Just follow the song link on the browser. Go one step up the folder in the url. You'll get links to all the songs of that album. Eg: If you get http://sound4.mp3pk.com/artist/lucky_ali/kabhi_aisa_lagta_hai/kalh10(www.songs.pk).mp3 as the link, just strip that kalh10(www.songs.pk).mp3 and go to the folder and leech all of them ;)

Well ... in very small letters ... Piracy DownDown and in big letters Internet Zindabad

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Deceiving the blue billion :-(

I was watching world cup match between India and Bangladesh. Well, you know what I'm going to write now. It's nothing but a complaint, one very big complaint. It's not a complaint against Indian team; it's not a complaint against any Indian player. It's against us; you, me and every other Indian who loves cricket.

It's good to love anything. But anything in excess is very bad. Just is the craze for cricket in India. I saw people doing poojas. I read in news papers that some people are doing yagnas. Same people are throwing stones on ad-boards and burning posters of their cricket super heroes. No wonder, there are many hopes for the country that our team will bring home … The Cup. Pressure on our team is building up so much that, I think if I were in any of their positions; I would be running away from this world to save myself from these cricket maniacs.

Okay, enough complaints against us. Now, I want to write something about companies which are playing with our passions/sentiments/etc. Some cool drink guys are giving India … India ads in India and Pakistan … Pakistan ads in Pakistan. Same company wants India to win the cup and Pakistan to win the cup. One mobile network is telling to wish Sachin Tendulkar so that you can get a 'Thank You' call from Mr. Tendulkar. Some cool drink guys are making half the team to run for their bottle, and make them see some crazy fans shouting India … India. When that team can't even fight for a bottle of drink from Indian fans, how can it fight for The Cup from all those teams and their fans?

Every company supporting Indian team is doing that for money. Every guy in the team playing there is for popularity which in return will bring Ads and money from those companies. Any average Indian fan is getting nothing except but one big depression. Companies, media, team management and last but not least, The Team is doing nothing but deceiving the blue billion.

Well, as one of them, I can do nothing except … wish them good luck. Guys, please win the cup, it will bring you more popularity, more ads, more money. You need not do that for the country. We are idiots who think that you are doing that for us, even though we see doing you more ads than playing good cricket.

If the match is played on a pitch named deception, each one of you will score a century !!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

God save the world !!!

Today, I was checking news around the world and saw two items. Both are from so called "First World" countries. One is from England, second is from United States.

Both the stories are different. Both are at extremes. One is some people exploiting the innocence of little girls. Another one is .. -no comments-

Here is the first news item from England.

Women are being sold into prostitution in modern day "slave auctions" at Britain's airports, it emerged yesterday. The illegal immigrants are sold to the highest bidder for up to £8,000 a time. They are then forced to work in brothels where they can earn up to £800 a day for their "owner". They were even selling girls of age 14 !!!

Here is the second one from United States of America.

For nearly a month after she was stabbed to death, Linda Damm's body lay in the trunk of her car inside her garage while her 15-year-old daughter and friends used her debit card to "do teenage stuff," police say. In a nutshell, 15-year-old daughter and her boyfriend hated girl's mom and they killed her.

First one was about little girls who were sold by some idiots and being harassed by their so called "owners" being raped, locked up in apartments. Second one was about a so called 15-year-old little girl killing her mom with help of her boyfriend and keeping her safe in the trunk of her car.

I clearly know that I don't make any meaning talking about this, but I've one big doubt. When they have so many problems in their countries themselves, why the hell are they calling us backward/third-world countries ???

Sources : thisislondon cnn

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The 50 Most Important People on the Web

No wonder that there are many important people in this world. But, Web became one very important part of your life. These are people with Top 10 ranks in that part.

1. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin - Executives, Google
2. Steve Jobs - CEO, Apple
3. Bram Cohen - Cofounder, BitTorrent
4. Mike Morhaime - President, Blizzard Entertainment
5. Jimmy Wales - Founder, Wikipedia
6. John Doerr - Venture capitalist, Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers
7. Craig Newmark - Founder, Craigslist
8. Peter Levinsohn - President, Fox Interactive Media
9. Marissa Mayer - Vice president for search products & user experience, Google
10. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen - Founders, YouTube

Well, the total list is at PCworld

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Shutdown day !!!

Well, well, well. Guess whats going to happen on 24th March 2007. Thats DooM Day, oops, I meant Shutdown day. Thousands of people around the world are thinking about switching off their computers on that day. And some thousands accepting the fact that they cannot live without computers.

Well, atleast in this, I can challenge those folk at google. On Shutdown day, I will shut down my computer. Can you guys DARE to do the same with your servers ** Evil Grin **

Yes !!! I can do something which those guys at google can't do !!! Ok guys, no more crap here. If you think you can be one of those guys who can switch off and you want yourself to counted among those great ones, here is the site, shutdownday

Monday, March 5, 2007

Apple Windows ;)


One of my hobbies is to customize my computer. Now, I've customized it. I named it Apple Windows ;) More or less, it looks similar to OS X. But, its Windows XP.



Softwares used
  • Windows .. obvious :P

  • Litestep - A free shell replacement utility - The Core

  • Scite - A opensource text editor - To modify scripts of Mac OSX theme by Josh

  • Paint .NET - A free Image Manipulation toolkit - The background

Let me know if you like it ;)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Microsoft lost to crackers again !!!

Well, story in a nutshell : Vista Activation is cracked

Paradox(PDX), a very famous warez group that has cracked loads of applications. Not just their programs, I love that cool techno music they keep in some of their releases.

Enough about that clan, the rest is .. Windows Vista can now be PIRATED as normal as other Microsoft Products. Actual story is here.

Good luck Microsoft. Hope you make better softwares in future ;)

India's Hottest College Chick

No idea, what made people to do this. But, they did it. Yeah, I'm late as usual in noticing this. There was an online contest for the hottest college chik in India (Its over now) Well, its more or less, Hot or Not copy for India. But, the little change is, it declared a winner.

Well, if you are bored of those model pics ... check pics of these hot college chicks at Bunkd

Friday, March 2, 2007

I'm making a difference !!!

Well, whenever you see a mail from your friend .. that forward this mail, you'll get a check from Mr. Bill G ..... I don't know what you do .. But, I just .. get pissed off !!!!

Well, I aint gonna tell about those idiots ... who dont use their brain and forward mails. I'm going to tell about Mr. Bill G and Instant Messaging.

You can read it as I'm making a difference or .. IM making a difference. Well, in a nutshell .. the story is .. "Microsoft donates to charity for every IM you send !!!"


i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. We've set no cap on the amount we'll donate to each organization. The sky's the limit.

So any time you have an i’m™ conversation using Windows Live Messenger, you help address the issues you feel most passionate about, including poverty, child protection, disease, and environmental degradation. It's simple. All you have to do is join and start an instant messaging conversation. We'll handle the donation.

Punchline : There's no charge, so join now and put our money where your mouth is.

You can start making a difference by visiting http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/

Microsoft Launches New Web Site for Beginner Developers

The Beginner Developer Learning Center (BDLC) is a free, one-stop shop for learning Windows and Web programing fundamentals. It includes a learning path which starts with the absolute basics like how a Web browser works and builds on that with videos, tutorials, and downloadable sample projects using CSS, JavaScript, HTML, ASP.NET, VB, and C#

Are you interested in creating dynamic web sites, or building online applications and services? Then this is the Development Track for you!

Would you like to customize your desktop with cool utilities or build fun Windows applications and PC games? Then you should explore this Development Track

Looks like .. Microsoft started to think about new programmers ....... finally ! Well, here is the site http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner

 


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