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  • Harshad Joshi 6:14 am on June 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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  • Harshad Joshi 5:23 am on June 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    In 2004, you begged for Gmail invite.
    In 2005, you begged for Orkut invite.
    In 2009, you begged for Google Wave invite..

    Its 2011, they are back at it again..They have introduced a FaceBook Killer under the name Google+..as usual, its invite only of now.

    Stop begging. Say no to invite only scheme!

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:38 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Where? 

    Men fall.. 
    Men rise…
    With the guidance of their everlasting cast,
    Looking at the Moon, following the Sun,
    Marching towards a journey…Where?…Nobody knows…Nobody knows….
    Men fall..
    Men rise…
    Between the spheres of echo,
    The full Moon grows…
    Marching towards a journey…Where?…Nobody knows…Nobody knows….
    Time is still the same,
    Men feel that it has changed….
    Nothing changes…But changes are for the Time,
    Still Men march toward their journey…Where?
    …Nobody knows…Nobody knows…

    Some things should have been deleted a long time ago. But then everyone is stupid at times. This is one of my super stupid stuff…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 11:42 am on June 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    What are good ways to insult a mathematician? 

    A group of unethical psychologists want to find out who is smarter – engineers, physicists, or mathematicians. They design an experiment where they leave a group of engineers, a group of physicists and a group of mathematicians in separate rooms with enough food to last them all for two months, all in cans but with no can opener, and sets of writing utensils and no paper. The doors are locked and they cannot escape.

    When the psychologists check on the engineers, they are all well-fed. It turns out that working together, they figured out how to use their pens to open the cans.

    When they check on the physicists, they are still alive and they see that calculations cover the walls, but they have only eaten about half the food. The calculations detailed a method for throwing the can such that it would break open, complete with theoretical probability that the can will open.

    When they check on the mathematicians, they are all dead, and the walls, ceiling and floor are completely covered in calculations. At the end of the calculations is written "it is possible to open the cans."

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:15 am on June 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    What I typed today from IM client >>> firewalrus [at] gmail [dot] com 

    Posterous has got no word limit like 140 characters and hence its a bonus..wish wordpress also allows some easy way to read comments
     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:47 pm on June 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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  • Harshad Joshi 6:39 am on June 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    As years pass, my blog posts get smaller and smaller, but the meaning and reason they have is far more deep and well thought then what my previous posts were…

    Feeling grown up already?

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:38 am on June 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    you got a brand new mobile handset..people get interested and ask if they can see it ‘closely’….you give it to them..after some time they return it back..you find your messages being read/deleted, your email settings gone haywire, theme is changed, ringtone is something different..thats not your handset..thats you they have tried to change…

    it happens all time..learn to say no..just say no..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:04 am on June 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    ata4 SATA link up 3.0 Gbps SStatus 123… 

    ata4: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300) 
    ata4.00: ATA-7: SAMSUNG HD080HJ, WT100-41, max UDMA7 
    ata4.00: 156301488 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32) 
    ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133

    If you get errors like this while booting into linux, then dont panic. Tighten up your SATA cables and this error disappears. As a thumb rule, dont forget to keep some spare SATA cables handy..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 1:55 pm on June 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Twitter, Facebook and mass hysteria 

    Twitter… Some call it a sensor network, made of people. Some perceive it as a fun way to spread quotes, links. A channel to transfer sparks from your gray matter, without high-level filtering. A screen to show whatever you follow. Those with poor vision may see only blobs but for good eyes, it becomes a glorious scene.

    But is it really possible to have good vision with Twitter? Is it possible to delve into deeper thoughts after all those RTs, quotes, foods and drinks consumed by your neighbours?

     

    No.

     

    Along with Facebook, which provides a constant stream of data from your small world, Twitter does not actually present telepathy but it offers a deformed, uncontrolled version of it: spamopathy. We are spammed every single day, with our consent.

     

    We are not aware of it, because our brains think that information from every familiar source is relevant to our life and can be trusted, compared to unfamiliar ones. However, RTs, likes and such effortless sharing options are elevating the noise from our environment. We better evaluate the value of information when we are forced to spend time to spread it. The size of our networks are also growing fast. It may be easy to control privacy with a bunch of settings but the cognitive burden of the network keeps getting heavier.

     

    Better filtering options can help us deal with some of the noise but still, people, the synapses in the system, won't perform a good evaluation when time for a spark is limited.

    Noise has become constant and an even more dominant part of the Internet. It has evolved to a whole new, real-time form. Real-time… and from your inner circle.

     

    Such an environment pushes us to mass hysteria because we lose our ability to attribute priorities, our ability to allocate time and display correct behaviour against important events.

    There are countless groups for different causes on Facebook. And in bad times (e.g. earthquakes), you can see lots of messages on Twitter about these events. But is our response different than to pointless events on the Web?

     

    No. Because retweeting and sharing has made every event in our network equally important, thus unimportant.

     

    Here's a prediction: Informational equivalence is going to hurt our psychology by destroying cognitive barriers between events. Every bit will be important and every false bit will become fact for at least 60 seconds. Someday, with increasing connection speeds and population, every single person on Earth will have the power to trigger mass hysteria based on lies.

    This entire blog is cut-copy-pasted from this link – http://www.turingroom.com/en/entry/twitter-facebook-and-mass-hysteria

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:25 am on June 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:15 am on June 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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  • Harshad Joshi 2:26 pm on June 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    raining… 

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:50 pm on June 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    What is it to be happy…?? 

    Turtle

    until the turtle realized next morning..its just a dream…

     
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