Veena and Dr.Venkat Arun went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down in their tent for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Veena awoke and nudged his faithful friend awake "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Venkat Arunreplied, "I see millions and millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" Veena questioned. Venkat Arun pondered for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that here are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Chronologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful an that we are small and insignificant. Metro logically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?" Veena was silent for a minute and then spoke. "Watson, you ass. Someone has stolen our tent!"
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes over the last couple of weeks trolling technology blogs or cocktail lounges has probably heard about Mail Goggles, a new feature on Google's G mail program that is intended to help stamp out a scourage that few knew existed: drunken e-mailing. the experimental program requires any user who enables the function to perform five simple maths problem in 60 seconds before sending e-mails between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends. That time-frame apparently corresponds to the gap between cocktail No.1 and cocktail No.4, when tapping out an e-mail message can seem like the equivalent of bungee jumping without a cord. Mail Goggles is not the first case of a technology developed to keep people from endangering themselves or others with the machinery of daily life after they have had a few. For years, judges have ordered drunken-driving offenders to install computerized breath-analyzers linked to their car's ignition system to prevent them from starting the vehicle when intoxicated. But as the first sobriety checkpoint on what used to be called the information superhighway, the Mail Goggles program raises a larger question: In an age when so much of routine communication is accomplished with our fingertips are we becoming so-tethered to our keyboards that we need the technological equivalent of trigger locks on firearms? In interview with people who confessed to imbibing and typing at the same time, sometimes with regrettable consequences, the answer seems to be yes.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
TCYonline.com, an online testing platform, has launched "Test Generator", a testing tool aimed at helping MBA aspirants currently gearing up for next month's Common Admission Test(CAT). "This testing tool will help boost students' exam preperation. Now, they would be in a better position to fine-tune his benchmarking by customising length, number of questions, types of questions, number of sections, difficulty levels, megative markings, all leading to better performance," said TCYonline.com CEO, Kamal Wadhera. For more details visit: www.tcyonline.com
The Central Crime Branch police are investigating a complaint lodged by youths from different parts of the country that they were cheated by a couple of job consultants here who promised lucrative jobs and cheated them. According to police sources, the private job consultancy on Nelson Manickam road had posted an advertisement on a popular website calling for applications for jobs under different categories in Singapore and other countries, Candidates from West Bengal, Kerala and many districts in Tamil Nadu had applied online. They were called for an interview and asked to pay Rs.50,000 as consultation fee. The accused issued employment orders, visa and flight tickets that were later found fake. However, whne the victims realised that they were cheated and went to the consultancy office, it was closed. A special team has been formed to investigate.
Your dreams of becoming a real-life James bond have just gone closer to reality. Speaking at the unveiling of a wax model of a 007 actor Daniel Craig, former M16 agnt Harry Ferguson enlisted his secrets. Mr.Ferguson was atteding the new exhibition at London's Madame Tussaud's to mark the latest Bond film, 'Quantum of Solace', set for an October 31 release. According to Mr.Freguson, some of the 007 skills are:
Resourcefulness: "It might surprise people, but unfortunately in real life our gadgets often don't work when we need them."
Observation: " You have to understand what you see, like if someone has you under surveillance, or if you spot a face you saw in a briefing a few months earlier."