Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thought Bubble - 7

"The harder you try, deeper it hurts when you don't succeed...."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shiney Ahuja remanded!!!

I guess the old saying "Whether thorn falls on a leaf or leaf falls on thorn, the damage is always to the leaf" doesn't hold good anymore (At least for celebrities)....

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

India out of T20 worldcup!!!

After the mighty Australians, the world T20 champions "India" are out of the world T20 2009 edition. Brickbats are being thrown at the man who was praised by the entire Indian population less than 6 months ago. His effigy was burnt in his own home town two days back. Indian media is discussing on whether he should continue as the captain. I wonder how easily people forget, what he has done for Indian cricket. (Trust me, am no Dhoni fan)

Makes me think... makes me wonder.. this world and the people!!!

Thought Bubble - 6

"Orthu chirikaanum, karayanum.. pinne orikalum marakanavatha orayiram disvasangalum anubhavangalum ente jeevithathil samaanicha.. Ente priyapetta kootukaarikku orayiram piranaal aashamsakal...... "

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Desperation!!!



Atti Alagappa Muthusamy, just came back to office after the maternal leave. She was talking to her friend Tude Gopalasamy.

T: Hows your baby boy? What’s his name?
A: He is doing fine. His name is “Almu”.
T: How old is he now?
A: He is 6 months old now. He was born on 16th January.
T: That’s great Atti!!! Am happy for you…

A: You know what Tude, I was so desperate to give birth to “Almu” on 15th January.
I mean, I tried really hard you know. It was Muthu’s birthday on Jan 15th that’s why I tried so hard… L

Suddenly “Ergo Singhania” who sits near Atti and Tude fell on the floor. Apparently he is still lying down there redefining “ROTFL”.

P.S: As per Wiki, “A sense of humour is the ability to experience humour, although the extent to which an individual will find something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence, and context.” So people who can’t relate please roll back in time.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Facebook's privacy policy!!!

I read this article sometime back on Guardian. Though the writer is pretty harsh on Zuckerberg and Thiel, I found this part interesting. Read on...

1 We will advertise at you


"When you use Facebook, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalised features."

2 You can't delete anything

"When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information."

3 Anyone can glance at your intimate confessions

"... we cannot and do not guarantee that user content you post on the site will not be viewed by unauthorised persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of user content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your user content."

4 Our marketing profile of you will be unbeatable

"Facebook may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Facebook service through the operation of the service (eg, photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalised experience."

5 Opting out doesn't mean opting out

"Facebook reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications."

6 The CIA may look at the stuff when they feel like it

"By using Facebook, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States ... We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Facebook service or using the Facebook name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies."

Read the article at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook