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Posted on December 30, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

hi,

this is a much awaited reply of the post longwaited replies by ZERO.

I appreciate your endevour in digging out information and viewing the whole thing scientifically.

Your calculations are well performed and what i understand as a jist of it ,that human power can be limited upto 500 watts,but a vaccum cleaner may require upto 2200 watts,right?

But what i fail to understand is that how vaccum cleaner may run on just 150 watts?

I checked Eureka forbes website(http://www.eurekaforbes.com/products/product.php?catid=34&&prid=22)
and(http://www.eurekaforbes.com/products/product.php?catid=34&&prid=21)

and found this data:

For some product of theirs:

Rated Voltage 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Rated Current 0.65 amps
Rated Power 150 watts
Maximum Suction 4116 Pascals
(420 mm water column)
Dimension (l*d*h) 480 * 100 * 100 mm
Net Weight (main unit) 1.10 kg
Std. Accessories 4

And yet for another product,what you said was true:

Voltage 230 V AC, 50 HZ
Input power 2100 Watts
Suction 1600 mm/H20 or 15680 Pascals
Dimension (L * B * H) 400 * 355 * 500 mm
Net Weight 14.2 Kg

It boggles me how the first one runs on 150 watts power.
So,i think it might just not be impossible to build a mechanical vaccum cleaner.

What say?
Hugs for a great new year,
sameer

 

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Now Then – Instant mobile messaging and blogging.

Posted on December 30, 2006. Filed under: mobile, social networking, web services |

I came across this new service as one of my friend pointed it to me. Nowthen is one nice simple service, doing nothing more than what it is stating, with a very clean, calming interface, with a smooth scrolling image viewer. Its not blogging in pure sense but it is very much same. For messaging a MMS it is open only for US and UK(as usual). But people from other countries can send their text as well as multimedia messages as an email, which is a nice option. This USP of this service is the instantaneous of send the messages, its not like flickr or any other similar service, but is targetted for some casual mobile photography, so that you can share your pics with your friends on go, and ‘on go’ is the main part of USP.

They will be providing mobile alerts and from wha ever I read it seemed that they are not charging any thing for that. Then as usual they are providing links to feed the MySpace and networks.

I think they are just running it for fun as there is no obvious revenue generating system,and I think it will remain so. Soon they might start a video blogging on similar lines. And it will be good option.

The only thing I wish is that they shoud keep it simple and thats it, they should not try to match Flickr or others and should concentrate on mobile market.

I dont know if there are any other player like them, but I think there would be some similar players, doing round about similar thing. So this topic squares on a single point, the service which would be faster to penetrate in youngsters life, and simpler the service faster it would grow.

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PS3 is too powerfull, that is why I won’t buy it.

Posted on December 30, 2006. Filed under: gaming, Technology |


Mr Phil Harrison, a SONY executive says that, developers are not using even half of PS3 muscles. This certainly means that he want us to believe that PS3is very powerful and will give us out of world gaming experience. But if that is so then I wont buy it, why should I pay some 600$, and get something which is not up to the mark, whatever the reasons may be. Why should I spend high sum on a piece of technology which is way advance from its time, I would prefer buying technology which is very much of present time, so that I can enjoy it to fullest. Gaming industry is growing leaps and bounds and will continuously do so, weather it be console based or be computer based. I have always said that in this war only that product will win who provides better convergence. And here I think that Microsoft is having a clear advantage. But they never get things right in first stroke, so this gives other some catching up time.
Lets come back to the Sony PS3 power…
The so called paranormal potential of the PS3’s architecture is in direct comparison with Xbox 360 as both are powered by 3.2 GHz cores, nearly same GPU, with matching clock speeds, and have 512MB RAM. The 360 adds two additional cores running simultaneously, whereas the PS3’s “Cell” architecture eschews the extra cores in favor of seven smaller “Synergistic Processing Units” (SPUs) that act as vector processors with a separate instruction set and a tiny amount of on-board memory. There is one fact that software industry is behind in one respect to hardware industry that is designing softwares for much faster hardware speeds. So are games lagging behind in gaming industry, none of XBox 360 game has done justice to machine’s power till yet, and it will remain very much same with PS3.
Gaming industry have lots of scope, as it is still not global in true sense, and this can be doe only through with slightly cheaper consoles. If sony would have made PS2.1, with some hard memory and making it more connecting then I think they would have certainly made some fast profits. Quantum jumps in gaming always going to create title trouble, and this is very much so with PS3, if they would have made an intermediate product with more connecting and Wifi capabilites then they would have created a good and powerful base in gamers species for the PS3. Yes I agree that would have been a kind of regessive step if looke from present scenario, but if they would have done it say some 2-3 years back then it might have been a master stroke. But presently we are with a raging question, Which console to buy? Whats your say.

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PS3 is too powerfull, that is why I won’t buy it.

Posted on December 30, 2006. Filed under: gaming, Technology |


Mr Phil Harrison, a SONY executive says that, developers are not using even half of PS3 muscles. This certainly means that he want us to believe that PS3is very powerful and will give us out of world gaming experience. But if that is so then I wont buy it, why should I pay some 600$, and get something which is not up to the mark, whatever the reasons may be. Why should I spend high sum on a piece of technology which is way advance from its time, I would prefer buying technology which is very much of present time, so that I can enjoy it to fullest. Gaming industry is growing leaps and bounds and will continuously do so, weather it be console based or be computer based. I have always said that in this war only that product will win who provides better convergence. And here I think that Microsoft is having a clear advantage. But they never get things right in first stroke, so this gives other some catching up time.
Lets come back to the Sony PS3 power…
The so called paranormal potential of the PS3’s architecture is in direct comparison with Xbox 360 as both are powered by 3.2 GHz cores, nearly same GPU, with matching clock speeds, and have 512MB RAM. The 360 adds two additional cores running simultaneously, whereas the PS3’s “Cell” architecture eschews the extra cores in favor of seven smaller “Synergistic Processing Units” (SPUs) that act as vector processors with a separate instruction set and a tiny amount of on-board memory. There is one fact that software industry is behind in one respect to hardware industry that is designing softwares for much faster hardware speeds. So are games lagging behind in gaming industry, none of XBox 360 game has done justice to machine’s power till yet, and it will remain very much same with PS3.
Gaming industry have lots of scope, as it is still not global in true sense, and this can be doe only through with slightly cheaper consoles. If sony would have made PS2.1, with some hard memory and making it more connecting then I think they would have certainly made some fast profits. Quantum jumps in gaming always going to create title trouble, and this is very much so with PS3, if they would have made an intermediate product with more connecting and Wifi capabilites then they would have created a good and powerful base in gamers species for the PS3. Yes I agree that would have been a kind of regessive step if looke from present scenario, but if they would have done it say some 2-3 years back then it might have been a master stroke. But presently we are with a raging question, Which console to buy? Whats your say.

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Orkut is down…in viral? {UPDATED}

Posted on December 29, 2006. Filed under: google, social networking |

Orkut which is the only social network in Alexa rankings of top ten barring MySpace and YouTube, is down and as Techcrunch is reporting it is down for 15 hours…and counting. I woke up early morning and put on my PC to see orkut down, and I am still seeing Orkut down. There can be few theories, they are going for some major major upgrade which only few people wanted to do, none was agreeing them and then to get their thing accepted they shut the whole system down and now they are doing it all from beginning. Second they are down due to some really big virus, probably of the size of human. Thirdly the recent earthquake near Taiwan can be the possible culprit…OK there can be many more and we really dont know what the possible reason is.

But to see that Orkut had got some huge publicity in India and Brazil though not for some good reasons, and thus increasing their traffic in folds is really enthralling. Why enthralling, just because its Google venture and Google, I think is very weak in community run ventures.

By the way due to Orkut viral, I was not able to contact many of my friends. So if by any chance any one of you are here, then have a Hi from me in this my small space.
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Update…

After hours of waiting I checked it once again and it is on…bye the way it is 1:30 am in India, and I was digging in some physics books. Now on a serious note I think that google is getting serious about Orkut, and by now they are also fed up with DONUTS, so I think it would me much of a server overhaul and it took them some 18+ hours to do so. And on optimistic note they would have done some major arrangement for 1 Jan celebrations, by providing us a video+audio integration, and unlimited image posting. They already have server power and necessary services in place, what they miss is a bridge, which can join them all. Lets hope we have more skit options, to think beyond that awkward blue.

Update…
This morning there was an official statement from Orkut and here is what it says. So no… surprises…But life would still move on.

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Profilelinker: Your social network aggregrator

Posted on December 29, 2006. Filed under: social networking |

Too many profiles on too many networks? It certainly takes lot of time to go on individual network and then messaging them. Searching for old friends on many networks is also one hell of a task. So here it is an aggregator, which aggregate your networks from many networks, mainly MySpace and Facebook,biggest 2 of the social networks. But they have listed nearly every social network, barring few like Multiply, Vox and probably it can not include Orkut and Flash based networks due to their structure. But still it covers most of them. And over this it in itself is as good as a social network. It also allows searching in the networks. They are also giving you an option to suggest them the name of unlisted social networks, as even God can not track the budding of new social networks. They are also providing a widget kind of thing which they are calling as portable profiles,through which you can link all of your selected networks as widget to put on any of the network or blogs which is also one nice innovative idea.

So far so good. But it is not the simplest of all, and there await lot of problems for them if any of the social network closes their doors for them. Because any of the big brother can feel that it is not good and bang you are not having the access to that network through Profile Linker. But they would have certainly thought of this and would have made necessary arrangements.

But I have one question, I agree that many of us have many accounts, but how many of us actively use many accounts. I dont… And if you do then you must go and check Profile Linker, to ease your troubles to certain extent.

On other front I still yearn for more simpler interface, with less graphics and more substance, an ideal for such aggregation would be the interface of google reader, simplest to the hint of super-super ease. But still Profile Linker is a nice idea in itself and presently they are clean from any of the advertisements which stop me to go to many of the social networks.

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Listed 10* : Have you listed your 10?

Posted on December 28, 2006. Filed under: Mine, social networking |

Where can you find top ten list for any genre, I googled and I found none. I am a firm believer in the power of social networking. Just these two things lead to Listed 10*, its not a blog in true sense, neither it is a website, nor it is a social networking site. Its a highly social form of blog, we are basically trying to keep it uber simple. SO that the content can take the main seat and not the everything else than content.

We are presently using blogger blogging platform to our benefit, and will continue to do so, till we really get a large following. Till then it would be a manual process and nearly every thing will pass through a human check.

Okkkay… that was some clarification… now what is i all about…

Pretty simple… it all about listings, you have a list and you publish it on our blog, by sending it to us as a mail to 10listed@gmail.com

We will publish it as soon as possible, and and will send you your link, which will enable you to circulate among your friends, so that they can start commenting on your list. We certainly believe that every list have potential to bring up some intelligent conversation in their own respect.

So just think of a subject, think of a list and then mail it to us.

Since it is a blog, so you can always cross reference it on your blog or your site, you can always get the RSS feeds, so for us it is blogging at its best.







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2007 Year of Broadband in India

Posted on December 27, 2006. Filed under: Society and technology |

India is a vast country not just because of its geographical size but also due to its diversity. And any technology can become a successful technology in India. As it is being predicted in many quarters of media, that 2007 will be the broadband year for this nation, I am also voicing in same pitch.

I am using BSNL’s broadband flat rate plan, and I am enjoying it. Presently they are supplying it with 256 Kbps, which is indeed below international standards, but wohaaa…. they are upgrading to the level which can handle 2Mbps. And certainly it will seep down to us.

But I am one person who wont be happy, because we want more as we believe we can do more, there is always a scope for improvement. America can never match us in numbers and price, and China can never match us in market openness, so I think the future is only bright. And then there are few nations like Israel and South Korea, Japan which are ahead of India on the basis of internet penetration, and this is one place where I think we need to improvise and bring in some better results.

But I will always put this talk in back burner as it can certainly take lot of web space and will become very social/economical.

The point is that urban India is ready to become uber cool and they are ready to hug broadband. Bangalore office of BSNL is keeping thousands of customers on waiting list as they are unable to supply to their needs and similar is the story in many other class one cities. Slowly and slowly it will seep in to the ring of class two cities.

Service providers private and states are ready with technology and we and many more are ready to pick it.

So for 2007 anticipations list you can certainly put this phrase, 2007- Year of Broadband in India.

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Governent websites and a social structure.

Posted on December 26, 2006. Filed under: India, social networking, Society and technology |

This is another post from my college premises, and let me tell you that AC over her eis working top class. And the computers are uber cool and the one thing to sum it all is that I am enjoying it.
Now let us come back to our central theme, now this idea struck me just now and I am glad that I am first to werite about it. Indian government is having lot of sites, which are there to provide information about XYZ of India. Now that is ther job, but is that all, or to frame it other way cant there be more things which our Governments can do to their websites. And the answer is indeed they can do lot of things and I think they should do it quickly, because it is allways better to be first than being last.
After the arrival of Youtube and the rising of social networking culture, if your site is socialy hip then it will certainly be a big plus point.
Look it this way, count the number of video tutorials over internet after the arrival of Youtube and the brigade of its clone and you will realise that what I mean to say. The fact is that you wont be able to count them, as they just keep on increasing. It is same with the flickr and brigade. Now the photo is not just the end but itsa new starting as lot of meta data is being attached to photos and which certainly make them more usefull. Why can Government can make its informative sites more social, why not let people submit their data at very same place from where they are finding it.
Its not that difficult because it is only taking some 150$ to have youtube clone. And very same ammount for devloping forums and social networks. And if you have them around your central theme what ever it may be, then itcan allways be a plus point. They can always add wikis, they can add forums, they can certainly add lots of other features which can make them more of Web 2.0 class and lesser of the old breed.
Newer is certainly better in this case. Now one must be pretty hopefull to see all the govt. sites bitten byweb2.0 bug.

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Bypassing firewalls.

Posted on December 26, 2006. Filed under: google, Tips and Tricks |

We all have as per over human nature have some grey shades in us, and most of the time we enjoy it, when it comes out once in a while. And when we see that some one is jepardising our freedom, we feel like tied down and when it comes to internet then it increases many folds. The famous thing which stops us using few of the mosty wonderfull site on net is fire-wall, and typicaly to the students its one thing which we all like to break.
Here I will be telling you how to bypass most of the firewalls, not break them, because breaking allways create more problems then solving.
One ofthe method which most of you would be familiar to is using proxy server, but once they are identified by an intelligent administrator then you have problem at your hands. There is one site ehich none of the administrator worth his blood can block, and that is none other than google.
The two tricks which I found some where in on net and the ones which I am please to share with you all so that you all can enjoy My Spcae, Orkut and many more are….

  1. Use Google Translate or BabelFish to translate the front page from any language to english, and bingo you will be haivng your front page ready.
  2. The other method is also from Google, that is to use cached versions of the website.

Ok try them, as I havent, and do tell me if they are unsuccessfull. And if they are good enough for your use then just use them and enjoy, do not bother to tell it to us as we will be happy to find you enjoying on net.

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