Poll: What can MIcrosoft do for $44B?

March 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm (developers, digital life, internet, quiz, web) (, , , , , )

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What can Microsoft do for $44B? (hmmm…. instead of bothering Yahoo & rest of us!)
  1. Eradicate hunger from a good part of the world for decades to come, so once they are hungry no more, they can join as coders in MS’ open source movement!!
  2. Build a World Trade Ctr (twin tower, not one) in every state of US.
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YaWho? mail

February 6, 2008 at 7:58 am (digital life, internet, web) (, , )

Hotmail, the first to create the free online email was sort of Silicon Valley pioneers in mid 90’s. They started a generation of free email providers on the Net. Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, and many followed. And then one fine day MS woke upto the web based email revolution and being cash rich, they bought off hotmail for $300+million! That was the end of the road for hotmail. Today Hotmail is one of the worst free email services on the net.

HotmailHotmail, I believe still has a limit on email storage, while Yahoo & GMail are virtually free. And try not logging into your hotmail account for more than a month. Next time you log in, all your emails will be cleaned (though they retain your email address), which is brutal!! Happened to a colleague of mine, who had some important emails saved in his acct. He contacted their tech support, was ready to pay them a price to recover his mails, but all he got was a cold reply ‘Sorry’!

So Microsoft has done it with Hotmail, and now they are going to repeat the history with Yahoo! MS+Y! means the end of one of the best webbased emails of the current generation!

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Copyright Violation & StSanders???

February 4, 2008 at 11:04 pm (digital life) (, , , )

One of my previous posts, I wrote about StSanders videos, the hillllaaaarrriiioooouuussss take on live concert footage by guitar heroes like Santana, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Slash, Angus Young and many more …!

StSandersUnfortunately, the videos have been removed by YouTube as a copyright violation!! The account suspended!!

Really??? Copyright violation?? Anyone who has seen at least one of his videos, can vouch that its original to every sec of it. He created the sound and pasted on a live video of a concert footage!! The result was hysterical! For no ordinary reason, it was ranked amongst the best of 2007 online videos by Wired magazine (“The Year in Online Videos” #4)!! The following was the Wired detailed article on it. Hilarious YouTube Parodies ‘Shred’ Guitar Gods

While tons of DVD rips of live concert are streamed every sec out of YouTube servers, how can they go after such wonderful creation? Apparently its not YouTube, its probably the producers of the original video footage. Wonder if they are really serious or doing this to gain cheap publicity!

http://www.StSanders.com

Long live StSanders, you are the man! Hope to be able to see some of your whackiest creation elsewhere on the web! They can kill the creation, but not creativity!!

Note: found a video on YouTube, an interview with Santeri Ojala (a.k.a. StSanders) from Jimmy Kimmel show. Slash (GnR) was on the show too, and StSanders got to murder Slash video right in front of his eyes, LOL 🙂 Of course, towards the end, Slash couldn’t take the mockery anymore!!

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HD Radio commercial

February 4, 2008 at 6:03 pm (digital life) (, )

HD radioHeard a radio commercial on the way to work … well, the have been playing this series on HD radio. Its a guy talking, as if its your old radio. In one it says,

“Hey, its your radio talking, you know the old guy! Heard you got a new HD radio? Now you don’t even look at me! You want to hear everything crystal clear. You don’t want to hear between the stations? May be I could hit the gym and try some of those new stations you are into… haan?”

Another one said:

“Remember those lonely nights, long drive, you and me? I would sing you non-stop, and you don’t talk, just listen …”

Yet another one today said,

“Hey, I see you got a new HD radio by my side. Here I am laying all my buttons for you, but you don’t touch my buttons anymore. Don’t you like my buttons??”

Yuck!! That’s so Gay!!!

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Music (Un)video – StSander’s Youtube videos

February 2, 2008 at 11:20 am (digital life, music, online video, video, youtube) (, , , )

I saw this voted as one of the top 10 youtube videos of last year, ranking by Wired magazine … this is a series of music videos, mashed up (or messed up) super creatively by the youtube user StSanders – you have to watch all of them.

Pardon me if you piss in your pants laughing …

The ultimate fun is to watch Steve Vai: the expression, the action, the emotion, yikes … and the guitar playing. [Oh no, they removed Steve Vai because of copyright violation!! Copyright? Wha??????? StSanders is anything but copying stuff … a super creative mashup of Vai’s video – how can you call it copyright violation, stupid?? The original youtube url used to be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsXS5fCq4LU
( will try to get the video from StSanders and will post)]

I was initially sent a link Slash’s (un)shredding by a friend – couldn’t stand it beyond a min, and told my friend, Slash is really lost it on this video! Only to realize a little later, I got fooled!! Another friend of mine seriously thought Eric Clapton was really having a bad day!

The whackiest of all is the fake applause he’s got …

Wired review: http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/2007/10/shredders

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