September 25, 2007

Some Doubts ......

Got a forward from my friend and listed some doubts in that ....

Whichever i think are really puzzling, i've given them down ..........

1.If all the nations in the world are in debt(heard even US has got debts), where did all the money go? (sounds weird isn't it!)

2.When dog food has "New and Improved tasting", who tests it? (to be given a thought)

3.What is the speed of darkness? (absurd query i guess, there is light or no light - which is called darkness, so how can there be a speed of Darkness?!)

4.If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? (very good thinking, na .... then probably the flight can't FLY with such a heavy metal i guess ...)

5.Who copyrighted the copyright symbol? (who knows)

6.Can you cry under water? (let someone try)

7.Why do people say, "you've been working like a dog", when dogs just sit around all day? (i think they meant something else)

8.Why are the numbers on a calculator and a phone reversed? (Does God know?)

9.Do fish ever get thirsty? (probably thirst is not a phenomenon on thos species !!)

10.Can you get cornered in a round room? (u can go in circles, ha ha)

12.Why do birds not fall out of trees when they sleep? (stay and watch)

13.What came first, the fruit or the color orange? (seed for thought)

14.What should one call a male ladybird? (No comments)

15.If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot? (can some Doc help? )

16.Why is it called a "building" when it is already built? (strange isnt it)

17.If you were traveling at the speed of sound and you turned on your radio would you be able to hear it? (interesting)

18.If you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens? (watch on some expressways)

19.Why is it called a TV set when theres only one? (very nice)

20.If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth? (or where does it stop)

21.Why do most cars have speedometers that go up toat least 130 when you legally can't go that fast on any road?(To break the law and give some revenues to the governement)

September 17, 2007

One Two go - Not for Mr.Borland

OG269 of One Two Go Airlines was not lucky for many except Robert Borland, an Australian. The MD 82 McDonnell Douglas carrier met with a fateful accident on this sunday, 16th September, of which close to 91 passengers were claimed to be dead among the 130 passengers on board.

For Robert Borland it was the second survival at Phuket in less than 3 years. Mr Borland's mother Muriel Robertson, 71, said her son, who also survived the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Phuket, did the same now as then - he reassured her.

"He did the same when the tsunami hit. All I got was: 'Hi mum, I'm all right.' And I said: 'Good, what's happened?' And he said: 'I'm in hospital, I was in a plane crash,' '' she said.
Mr Borland told his mother that he had escaped life-threatening injuries - his head and torso were OK, she said - but he had a broken right arm and burnt legs.
She expressed her gratitude to the person who reportedly pulled Mr Borland from the burning wreckage.
"I wouldn't know what to say to that person. I would probably embarrass him by falling all over him."

Mystery saviour
A witness said Mr Borland survived thanks to an unknown passenger dragging him from the inferno.
"There was a passenger sitting close to him who dragged him out of the aircraft," Mr Borland's Norwegian friend, Sten Jensen, said from a Phuket hospital last night.
"There is one man you have to thank for his life. We don't know who, we don't know his nationality - he [Mr Borland] broke one arm and has a little bit of burn … they are planning surgery tonight with his arm.
"He had fire all over his pants … he is alive and that's the important thing. We are glad he is alive and special when so many people died on this terrible accident."
Mr Borland was returning from Singapore, where he had gone to renew his visa for Thailand, where he has worked in property developing for the past 10 years.
He spoke briefly to the Herald from the Phuket hospital, and said only that he was "all right".
courtesy : AP and SMH

September 7, 2007

Short Codes - short circuited ?

What was the response you got on the last ODI between India & England when you SMS'd for the scores?

Did you check your stars and sun signs this week, using your AstroLive SMS?

Was this the reply you got ....“Please send your message to a different number. The numbers have changed as per a government order”.

Mobile VAS industry (estimated at INR 4560 Crores) is claiming the recently implemented rule of adding an extra digit '#5' in all the short codes by TRAI, is hurting their revenues & for the telecom operators as well.

They also claim the operators have Pre-installed the Short Codes for an estimated 120 Million subscribers for accesing their LIVE services through these short codes and it'll be really expensive and time consuming exercise for changing these physically.

But a visit to the TRAI website indicates the Operators & VAS service providers have been given time since 31st July 2006.

The content providers and the operators could have used the technology platform in educating the users of these services atleast indicating to alter the Short codes in near future. Though one might argue its not possible to inform all subscribers, they could have atleast informed people availing these services using their already existing software tools.

Looks like the providers wake up only in the last moment, inspite of of extension in deadlines by TRAI.

So much for customer care ............

September 5, 2007

Letters written by Mother Teresa which reveal she sometimes doubted God surprised and then inspired many among her order, her successor said ahead of Wednesday's 10th anniversary of the ethnic Albanian nun's death.

"The sisters were surprised, I was surprised to learn how she suffered in her thirst for God," said Sister Nirmala, the diminutive superior general of the Missionaries of Charity."She suffered, yet she had a mask on herself of mysterious joy which comes only from complete surrender to God."

Sister Nirmala succeeded an ailing Mother Teresa six months before she died aged 87 on September 5, 1997, and will help lead a special mass to mark her passing.The collection of letters written to colleagues and superiors over 66 years and complied by an advocate for her sainthood are due to be published on Tuesday under the title "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light".They cover a range of subjects dear to the Roman Catholic nun but it is those which portray her as at times deeply tormented about her faith that have grabbed attention.
courtesy :

September 4, 2007

The little things you forget .... Post-it

This ad has caught my fancy and amazingly created one for post-it

it catches the fun element and the product at one go and the ease of use too .......

One of the liked Ads ......

September 3, 2007

You and your colleagues .....

Is it really true, your guess is as good as mine. But it makes a real good argument and sense.

What am i talking about?

Came across an article which talks about increase in stress levels due to stupid colleagues around you and why its harmful. Ha ha :-)

Think of those guys you are working or had worked with some time ago ...... and their funny / stress increasing acts ...........