Thursday, April 16, 2009

New 10 Rupee coin

It’s released and now you can have it on your pocket!
RBI is ready to issue a new bimetallic 10 Rupee coin for circulation.

The look: The obverse side has the lion capitol with numeral 10 and year of manufacture. On reverse side, a double line cross with a dot in each pellet of cross and denomination written in Hindi and English around. This design has been prepared by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with the theme of Unity in Diversity. The outer side metal is Nickel-Bronze and the inner side metal is Ferrous Steel.

The weight of the coin would be 8 grams and the diameter would be 28 mm. The coins are being minted at mainly Noida and Mumbai mint. The coins worth Rs.70 million was already stored in its stock till August 2008.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

My 10 minutes of Social Networking in a Day

1 Check Gmail, for emails which I know for sure it will be there, no surprises there. 1.5 min
2 Scan Google Alerts, Check your Google alerts and news 2.5 min
3 Orkut 0.5 min
4 FaceBook, check for updates 1.0 min
5 Twitter, check out your tweeps 1.0 min
6 Google Reader ( all my favs) 3.0 min
7 LinkedIn (weekly) 0.5 min

Till now Life was good……………

After 30 min Start again from Step 1 ooops

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fool Pranks 2009

So many people and mails trying to Prank with April 1st as a reason, few of them are very Interesting from Big Shots in Market, few of them I got hit by today.
If you find more let me know. Also let me know which one you would have or you fell for.


QUALCOMM opens the doors behind their top secret R&D facilities to show you the future of cell phone technology.

Hurry: Adobe Giving Consumers Free Copy of Photoshop CS4

You Tube or EbutUoy
The YouTube front page looks normal at first, but click on one of the featured videos and it'll turn your world upside down — literally. The next page you see will be completely upside down — the writing, the video, the links ... everything.
Try adding &filp=1 at the end of the video link

Conficker Strikes
The Washington Post's Security Fix blog reports various problems caused by the much-feared Conficker worm, set to detonate Wednesday. They include a full-scale DefCon 3 military alert after a nuclear-missile base in Alaska was suspected of being infected by the virus, ATMs in credit-crunch plagued Iceland suddenly spitting out cash and London's Big Ben frozen at one minute after midnight.

Google, which has a long history of April Fools trickery, has a link on its home page today that reads, "Introducing CADIE: a singular upgrade to your online life" that stands for Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. It links here, to an announcement of the "world's first 'artificial intelligence' tasked-array system." CADIE has her own YouTube channel and blog.

Every item on the home page of the user-generated site Wikipedia is fake. The featured article is about the "Museum of Bad Art" in Boston. The headlines include such stories as NASA monitoring diamonds falling from the sky and the Irish prime minister streaking in public — both of which barely stretch real recent news events.

Facial Web Browsing
Norwegian alternative Web browser Opera, famous for introducing mouse gestures to control Web surfing, takes the notion one step further — with Face Gestures. It even provides an instructional video and detailed steps on how to set up the new feature.

Twitter News
London's Guardian newspaper announced on its Web site that after 188 years of printing in ink on paper, it would be switching exclusively to publishing on Twitter. Management notes that any story can be told in 140 characters. Sadly, it was tough to tell whether this was an April Fool's joke or an entrepreneurial idea that really could be the future of news.

Xbox's 'Alpine Legend'
Microsoft's gaming division announced a new music-based game for the Xbox 360 that lets players yodel their way through a mountainous village, record music in a log-cabin studio and compete in a live yodel off.

Fly Me to Mars, Book Me On the Moon
In a press release, announces its newest sale — the world's first rooms on the moon. The site warns that the room prices don't include travel.
Want to take a side trip whie you're there? How about booking a flight to Mars for $99? Expedia is touting "no interplanetary booking fees," and huge savings on the regular Martian-trip price of $3,000,000,000,099.

Google Aprilfoolery
Google's traditional April 1 silliness isn't limited to YouTube. Its Chrome Web browser is now supposedly in 3-D, just like "Monsters vs. Aliens." But before you start surfing the Internet in an extra dimension, you'll need print out a special pair of downloadable glasses.
If you're too busy to reply to every e-mail you receive, Gmail, which has some real features that sound fake, is here to help. It's introduced "Autopilot," a time-saving service that automatically crafts polite responses to incoming messages you'd rather not deal with.

Weighty iPods
Filling up that iPod with tons of music? Then you'd better start hitting the gym. According to, researchers have found that the more music that is loaded onto MP3 players, the heavier they are to carry.