30 April, 2011

The ATA Hibernation / Shutdown does not impact SETI@Home

The Hibernation (and, possibly, future Shutdown) of the Allen Telescope Array does not affect SETI@Home.

28 April, 2011

Dry Ice on Mars

Massive deposits of Dry Ice have been found on Mars.

We don't have the technology to release all that ice and change Mars's atmosphere. If humankind survives and continues to develop technology over the next 100 years or so .... who knows ? Maybe Mars will be made habitable !


19 April, 2011

How should USA finance it's debt ?

Can USA continue to increase it's debt ? William Pesek wrote about this just before Standard and Poor's did grow something of a backbone and warn of a likely cut in USA's credit rating.


12 April, 2011


Last night, watching a Tech Quiz on Television, I did not know the answer to a question : "Which sporting event was broadcast entirely on YouTube?".
The answer took my breath away : IPL Season 3, last year. **

"My God!". I said. "What a complete waste of electricity."
The hard disks, routers and switches, monitors and CPUs all consumed energy.
** (IPL is the Indian Premier League --- that which converts the gentleman's game of cricket into a spectacle).
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10 April, 2011

Once again, I win a million pounds (GBP Sterling)

Yaay !! For the umpteenth time, I win a million pounds. Soon, I will be able to buy Shell UK !

This is the email that I just received : (Should I send them my personal particulars ?)



* 56 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1RX-United Kingdom

* Dear Winner,

* The UK Shell development Company, congratulate you as one of our Ten (10) Star Prize Winner in our 2011 International Awareness Promotion (I.A.P) held in United Kingdom. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our Computerized Email Selection System (C.E.S.S.) from a database of over a Million email addresses from the World Wide Web. serial number 556543450906 was randomly selected. This makes you owner of a cash prize of
{1,000,000.00} Great British Pounds sterling. one million great British Pound sterling