Showing posts from March, 2007

a secret yahoo laboratory

There is little talk of Yahoo! Next, a products laboratory of Yahoo! Research. They say, "It's a showcase of some of Yahoo!'s newest and coolest projects - the cutting edge of what Yahoo!'s doing today and working on for tomorrow!"

That's one impressive tag-line!

Many products listed in the site are in Beta stage; however other few of them have just started schooling; such as Yahoo! Audio Search, Yahoo! Mindset, Yahoo! Maps, and Y!Q.

wiki answers

This is about WikiAnswers, a site which contains questions that anyone can ask and anyone can answer. Literally, anyone. The mission of this site is TO ENABLE ANYONE, ANYWHERE, TO ASK A QUESTION ON ANY TOPIC - IN THEIR OWN WORDS - AND GET A COOPERATIVELY-WRITTEN HUMAN ANSWER.

True enough, because you can find lots and lots of Q&A related to wide range of topics.
What are the hand signals for motorcycle riders?What is a tennis ball made of?Why do the Irish wear the colour green?How can an illegal alien become a US citizen?Amazinly enough, there are tonnes of answers related to business, religion, job application, cats & dogs, sports, insurance... you know the list!

'if' by rudyard kipling

Written in 1895, it is one of the most favourite poems of all time for people all around the world.
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about …

google masterplan

When a friend saw this video clip, he admitted that it was a brilliant idea in the first place! He was totally impressed about how far a search engine company could possibly expand. This 3 min 15 sec movie asks a question - "Does Google really worry about our privacy?" - and provides some facts related to the company itself.

an interesting job post

Most of us regularly use Social Networking Sites (SNS) such as MySpace, Orkut, Friendster, Tagged, Ringo, etc.; and some of us might even be getting anxious about how to manage time for all these sites. There can be a number of methods, including this one.

largest hydro-electric project

The greatest single construction project is currently underway - the Three Gorges Project, in China. It is by far the largest construction project following the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. The project started in 1994 and as of May 2006, the construction of the main dam wall has been completed. The Three Gorges Dam is scheduled to begin operation in 2009 AD.

The estimated cost of this project is figured within 25 billion USD. When completed, this dam will stretch 2150 meters across and rise to a height of 185 meters while the reservoir itself will be over 600 km in length. This dam will cause the relocation of over one million people in total. Although this project has raised a number of controversial issues related to environment and human rights. it has been hailed as one of the most remarkable technical feats of all times.

the ninety-ninth post

This is post number 99 of this blog. Some (not so interesting) fire related NINE dates:

999999 BC : Homo sapiens' ancestors might have been thinking whether fire could be created or not.
99999 BC : Homo sapiens might be sure that fire could somehow be created.
9999 BC : Homo sapiens were actually using fire for their daily activities.
999 BC : Homo sapiens might have explored far-away lands by use of portable fire.
99 BC : Homo sapiens might have learnt well that fire could sometimes be harmful.
9 BC : Homo sapiens might have learnt that they could not live without some type of fire.
0 AD : Cities might have been actually burning due to the spread of fire.
9 AD : Homo sapiens might have started to think as to who created fire.
99 AD : Homo sapiens might have been thinking well, actually who created fire.
999 AD : Homo sapiens might have been still thinking as to who actually created fire.
9999 AD : Homo sapiens might actually meet the guy who created fire.
99999 AD : Homo sapiens might just k…

floating bed from amsterdam

No, it's true. The slab that is seen levitating is actually a bed. Floating 40 cm high, unsupported, this bed is the first of its kind - which looks like Trek stuff but if not the ultra-geek thing, it is based on the basic principles of a magnet - that opposite poles attract & similar poles repel. With sets of repelling magnets built on the floors and into the bed, it is capable of holding up to 900 kg. This means it could be used as dining table or a sofa, too.

To sleep on this bed, it looks as though sleepers are required to remove bracelets, chains, earrings, piercings, ATM cards and similar magnetic items before going to bed. But the story is not so. Magnetic fields are greatly reduced at the top - so no worrying about erased data on your cards, says the creator.

jokes for you

WHAT IS THE RALLYING CRY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIC PRIDE MOVEMENT? DYSLEXICS UNTIE! There is a whole lot of similar jokes at this site, but arranged in a unique way. First, you are provided to read some jokes, and then rate them. After that, the site will automatically start to feed you jokes depending upon those ratings. Worth visiting.