Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Ebay launched a new browser extension tool tonight that lets you highlight different products in Firefox or Internet Explorer and compare the pricing of those products on eBay. The tool also includes Skype functionality, which will let you click on a number in your browser and call it directly viaSkype
.The new video upload flow includes these cool features:
- You can enter in your video's metadata (title, description, tags, etc.) while the upload is processing.
- Upload multiple files at once, without downloading a plugin (separate progress bars will display for each file).
- The file-size limit for uploads has been raised from 100MB to 1GB.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The ATS Scholarships (Alten Training Solution)
Eligibility: BE/BTech (12+4) (Final year students may apply)
Domains: Core engineering fields: Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science/IT, Production etc. (For other domains, scholarship details are available on the website)
Duration: Two years (Academic year starting September 2009)
Scholarship amount: Max 20-25,000 Euros/year (all expenses covered)
Number of scholarships: 25
Knowledge of French: Not required at the time of application. If selected, the student is required to acquire a basic knowledge before leaving for France.
Tests to be taken: No GRE/GMAT/TOEFL required
How to apply?
Mandatory registration and on-line application: http://www.nplusi.com/
Application dates: 1st September to 15th November 2008
Application package: To be mailed after completion of the on-line form. Must contain the following documents: 1) 2 copies of the online form (duly signed) 2) 2 copies of the general contract available with the form (duly signed) 3) Mark lists (Up to date) 4) Degree certificate.(4th year students are required to get an evaluation form filled by the current university in India) 5) Letter of motivation: Stating reasons for choosing France, France’s contribution in your domain of interest) 6) Statement of objectives (Stating future career plans after your Master’s degree in France) 7) 2 photographs. 8) 2 letters of recommendation (Suggested format available on Web site) 9) CV
Alliance Française network in India – http://www.afindia.org/ Click on French –http://www.clickonfrench.com/
World Wide Web Consortium
National Science Foundation
The White House
US Goverment website
It turns out that Google doesn't think about or use the word beta the way that most of the rest of us have always done … and still do. We'll dissect that explanation in a moment, but first more about the tally.
"Everyone knows Google is fond of the beta label on its products, but we wanted some actual numbers, so we went through all of Google's products to see how many of them are in beta," Pingdom analyst Peter Alguacil tells me. "It turned out to be a whopping 45%. As far as we know, there is no other company that does this to the extent that Google does."
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Reply given by JP Morgan...to a young pretty girl
A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?
I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm
very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k
annual salary or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary
of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York . My requirement is
not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual
salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry
rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual
income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to
move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden (
? ) , $250k annual income is not enough.
I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and
addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking? I've met a few
girls who doesn't have looks and are not interesting, but
they are able to marry rich guys
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your
girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)
Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls
out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse
your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than
$500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm
not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a
bad decision to marry you.. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.
Put the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of 'beauty'
and 'money': Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and
square. However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but
my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income
might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after
year. Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset,
and you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but
exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be
much worried 10 years later.
By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating
with you is also a 'trading position'. If the trade value dropped we will
sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term - same goes with
the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order
to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be
sold or 'leased'. Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we
would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget
looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make
yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better
chance than finding a rich fool.
Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in 'leasing' services, do
Ideas are due by October 20, 2008. Get started submitting your own ideas, and come back on January 27th to vote on ideas from others. We hope you feel inspired enough to try. Good luck, and may the ones who help the most win.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Oosah offers 1 terabyte of free storage for multimedia files. If you need more you’ll have to pay. Riight. Anyway the service provides a nice file and folder motif interface, which is just about perfect in terms of ease of use, which is nice.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Sakshi Trust launches India's most comprehensive web site on Right to Information for the concerned citizen at www.sakshitrust.org.
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Participate by requesting for a Right to Information training, in your office or apartment complex. You can also do your bit in spreading the good news by forwarding this email to friends who might be suffering at the hands of unresponsive government officials or are just plain interested.
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These five search engines dominate the markets in their respective countries (numbers from FT):
- Seznam, the Czech Republic, 63%
- Baidu, China, “about 60%”
- Naver, South Korea, “about 60%”
- Yahoo Japan, ten guesses, “slightly more than half”
- Yandex, Russia, 46%