Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Street View Bypassed

Street View is probably point where technology starts peeping on to your privacy zone, just after Google Adsense started reading your emails.

Regarding Street View many people have voiced their concerns regarding the privacy implications of Google’s Street View service - but what if there were a way to “opt-out” of having your neighborhood displayed online?

Yes, it appears that some enterprising resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, has worked out how to completely disable the Street View car’s onboard recording device! Even better, the process doesn’t involve any technical wizardry - all you need to do is stick a plastic bag over the top of the camera.

See the location here

If you're like me, you've been wondering about the vehicles they're using to create those voyeuristic, 360-degree, street-level images in Manhattan's concrete canyons and beyond. Well, here's a hint: that's Immersive Media's vehicle reflected in the Street View picture captured below.

View the Map Here

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Himesh Reshammiya the Rap(Rip)per

"Kallai mattum kandal", it is the only song number from the entire album rewardable. BUT,
Even this song is pathetic rip off from this song from Malayalam movie Sainyam
The irony is, in this video the Vikram and Priya raman are dancing, so Vikram danced to this tune before Kamal did.
I simply don't understand how Kamal approved these songs, such a perfectionist.

Dasavatharam Song:


"Kalaiyai Mattum Kandal, Kalapadam theriyathu
Kalapadam Mattum Kandal, Business nadakathu"

My personal one line Song Review:
Ulaga Nayagan | Lyrics: Vairamuthu, Vocals: Vineet
Nice lyrics praising Kamal, peppy music. Not great

Oh Ho Sanam | Lyrics: Vairamuthu, Vocals: Kamal Haasan, Mahalakshmi Iyer
Heavy middle-eastern feel, not a Bhangra number. Himesh spoiled it in remix version with his voice, Kamal sang it bad too.

Mukundha Mukundha | Lyrics: Vaali, Vocals: Sadhana Sargam, Kamal Haasan
What does Himesh knows about South Indian Bhajan songs?

Kaa...Karuppanukkum | Lyrics: Vairamuthu, Vocals: Shalini Singh
Ordinary Lyrics, Arabian touch again. Cant bare.

Kallai mattum kandal | Lyrics: Vaali, Vocals: Hariharan and chorus
Great song, excellent lyrics. But Ripped from some other album

Who's Fault is this?
Kamal? KS Ravikumar? Oscar Pictures? On thier supervision or
Himesh Reshammiya for his negligence on such a huge project?

But one thing I am sure, only Kamal's name and Fame is tarnished here.