Monthly Archives: April 2007

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April 30: A Day of Silence on the Blogosphere

According to OneDayBlogSilence.com:

Silence can say more then a thousand words.This day shall unite us all about this unbelievable painful & shocking event and show some respect and love to those who lost their loved ones.

On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor towards the victims of Virginia. 33 died at the US college massacre.

The Blogosphere is in deep mourning.

All you have to do is spread the word about it and post the graphic on your blog on 30th April 2007. No words and no comments. Just respect and empathy.

via: Lorelle on WordPress

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Intolerable Cruelty at VirginiaTech

Have spent the last hour or so trying to gather my thought and do a post on this blog. But I don’t have words to express my sorrow at what’s happened at VirginiaTech. The only two words that I can think of are “intolerable cruelty”. What could provoke a 23-year old docile looking human being to kill not one but 33 people who didn’t even know him! I don’t think anyone can answer this question, and it doesn’t matter anyways.

An eye witness account of the incident on Wired.com

“Shooter is an Asian male, showed up at his girlfriend’s dorm (it was co-ed) and shot her to death. He wound up shooting the RA as well when he or she attempted to investigate the gunshots. Two hours elapse where the campus is NOT locked down and authorities attempt to search for the gunman. Well gunman appears at an engineering building looking for his (now dead) girlfriend’s new lover, chains the doors shut, and proceeds to go classroom by classroom wearing a bulletproof vest and wielding 2 9-MM pistols opening fire on students and faculty alike. The current count is 32 dead, 29 wounded and the gunman dead to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

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Read this Before Buying a UPS

UPS is short for uninterruptible power supply, and that’s exactly what it does. It allows users to continue or complete on-going operations during a power outage. The keyword here is “uninterruptible” as the user can continue working normally without any hindrance.

But why do most UPS devices start making loud annoying beeps at short intervals during a power failure? This beep sound is so annoying that the user is left with no choice but to turn off the system and wait for regular power to be restored. I consider this as interruption, and ironically a UPS does just that.

Common logic states that a UPS should be silent and start beeping say 5-7 minutes before the battery is about to run out? On the brighter side, some manufactures have models that can be controlled through the operating system.

So if you are planning to buy a UPS in the near future, look for one that allows you to at least increase the beep frequency, if not disable it altogether.

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Google Thinks I'm a Virus

Google’s ten results per page limit helps keeps things in context and the user is not bombarded with too many search results. But over the years I have learned to handle the the results I get from a Google search, and thus like to keep the results to display per page at 100. I would have liked to set it to even higher, but that the maximum Google allows. For the “uninformed,” to increase the number of results per page, click Preferences on the Google homepage and choose the required number from the Number of Results drop-down menu followed by Save Preferences, which returns you to the Google homepage.

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Google Commemorates Man's Foray Into Space

Google.com - Yuri GagarinToday’s Google logo is dedicated to Yuri Gagarin who on April 12th, 1961 became the first person in space and orbit the Earth.

During the 1 hour, 48 minutes he spent in orbit, Gagarin is speculated to have commented, “I don’t see any God up here.” Of course no one has been able to confirm or deny this.

Gagarin didn’t have to go all the way up there to see if God really exists, I being an earth-bound misfit, am living proof that God just doesn’t exist, not there and certainly not down here!

Gagarin, lost his life in a training accident on March 27, 1968 in the city of Kirzhach, in erstwhile USSR.