Friday, March 27, 2009

CIO Slideshow - 14 Weird and Wacky Keyboards

CIO Slideshow - 14 Weird and Wacky Keyboards - Slide 1 - - Business Technology Leadership

The underwater restaurant -Ithaa

The Indian Ocean: 15 feet below by Daniel Laskowski
The underwater restaurant - a set on Flickr

Scientists film HIV spreading for first time

"Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how HIV spreads through the human body after filming the process for the first time ever."
Scientists film HIV spreading for first time - Telegraph

Hubble's greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images

Staring across interstellar space, the Cat's Eye Nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. One of the most famous planetary nebulae, NGC 6543 is over half a light-year across and represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-l
Hubble's greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images - Telegraph

Cool Bullet Shot Photography

Extraordinary pictures capture the moment a flying bullet tears through a strawberry, paintball and crayons | Mail Online

Crabs do feel pain AND they remember it afterwards, claim scientists

Hermit crab
Okay be ready for a crab coming to you for revenge, if you have happened to trip one, during your last beach trip hehe!
Crabs do feel pain AND they remember it afterwards, claim scientists | Mail Online

Yoooo've been framed: The ghostly images voted best in the world

ghostly face in a car's wing mirror
Yoooo've been framed: The ghostly images voted best in the world | Mail Online How to choose a right mediclaim policy How to choose a right mediclaim policy

Rediff Feature: Watch out for these 7 money facts!

Watch out for these 7 money facts!

Video-Enabling your blog
Riffly is a free service that easily plugs into your site allowing visitors to create video/audio comments and reviews, Video and audio comments bring trust, richness, and a sense of community that text alone can't deliver. See and hear the people that are contributing to your site.this site is offering both paid and free service,It integrates with your standard comment system so it's unobtrusive and easy to use. It's all web-based, so your visitors do not need to download or install anything.

it is all web-hosted, but you will obviously have to procure a plugin, and the official WordPress plugin is available through the site. On the other hand, programmers can employ the provided API in order to integrate Riffly with any other existing configuration. a good way to involve users in a novel way to your blog posts.

Search files Real Time

Fastest way to find Rapidshare and Megaupload files, you can search files with extensions like, ".RAR", ".ZIP", ".MPG", ".MP3" and others, however you may hit up on copyright material using this search and the service provided by this site cannot be termed quite legal, however the developers have given a provision to report illegal file link to be removed, no sign up required, go search any file that's on your mind!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Music meets Gaming - LoudCrowd

If you are one of a kind that loves gaming with music, this site brings best of both the worlds, its a community of people who love to share music and are interested in online gaming as well, call it "social musical gaming" (another social networking site funda), play music themed games, this site supports other social networking sites like Facebook,, MySpace and more

Watchmen - Graphic Novel review

The movie Watchmen has generated quite a buzz in USA and has topped the charts post it’s release this March, by the trailers the movie seems to be slick in its direction by the 300 movie director Zack Synders, I was curious to know more about the watchmen comic series before I get to watch this movie.

I managed to get a PDF copy of this novel from the internet, and I am finding it hard to conclude after reading it, whether it is actually a comic series or a novel woven beautifully in graphics by Alan Moore, if you expect “Watchmen” to be a super-hero story, it is not, even though it involves a group of crime fighting super-heroes, the story runs deep down their super lives, I was amazed to find out how gripping the story is in spite of this comic series released by DC comics way back in 1986.

The story starts with the murder of ex-watchmen, Blake-The Comedian, another group member Rorschach begins investigating his death, Rorschach prefers talking less and  breaking more bones, that’s why most of the criminals fear him, then Miss Jupiter is the female vigilante, who takes over the reins of super girl role from her mother, Jon, the blue guy, who stays with Miss Jupiter in a Military research center away from the world, is termed the “Living Superman” by USA, then there is Nite Owl, who has now retired and leads a quiet life, and Veidt who is a business tycoon now, banked heavily on his watchmen image and commercialized the whole super hero thing.

The story of this comic series takes you through the actual pain of being a superhero, there are many witty lines by Rorschach in this comic series, which force you to think and many of them are applicable to our current times as well, the mystery in this comic series revolves around a conspiracy to set up members from the watchmen team by either killing them or locking them up behind bars, there are multiple stories running alongside the main storyline of the watchmen characters, which take you back to the lives of these vigilantes, how they choose to be superheroes and why they left the watchmen gang, since the members of watchmen group carried ahead the legacy of the  “minutemen”.

Spidey and Batman are close as superhero characters of what is watchmen actually go through, their public life is much darker and painful than that of Mr Parker or Mr. Wayne, many ironical statements that come in this series like, do the superheroes actually need a high tech gadgetry to fight petty criminals like burglars and street goons, and our favorite super characters never run out of baddies, but watchmen actually do, which prompts for the group breaking up, members splitting up and now they are brought back together by an impending fear lurking on all of them.

I was enthralled by the comic narration of a complex yet interesting story of the “Watchmen series” eager to watch it now on the big screen, though I have heard it has not received a positive response from the audiences in USA, still it is not going to be a global hit like the movie 300.