Sunday, May 29, 2005

The end of Gyach Crashes

Finally, there seems to be an end to my gyach story. with the help of sridhar, i found out how to avoid crashes, and that its coz of those animated smilies! doh!. Now everything is back to normal, and that i now have the ability to see who are invisible and those who are really offline.

To solve the problem, you have to disable the smilies, using OPTIONS window. Thats it. things back to normal

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Gyach Story

Today i tried GYACH, the Linux Yahoo Messenger clone, with imenvironment support and audoi chat. However it crashes as it pleases, (seg faults) donno why.
The best joke was this
(chatting with Sridhar-CEG-now trilogy)
me: I recommend you to use Gyach for Y!. Really its cool
The second i sent this, gyach crashed. I think gyach was too modest to be called a Y! replacement, so it decided to auto-crash (like auto-pilot)
<--snip-- > seg fault
Sridhar: hmmm
me:You know, the moment i recommended you, gyach actually crashed. eh!
me :-))
Sridhar: :-))
Sridhar: Blog this
(the exact text was replaced(with no change in meaning) to keep the conversation juicy)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Poor Quality of Indian Media

The Poor Quality of Indian Media
Reading about Cartosat-1 i found that the Indian media had under written about the issue. It seems most of them except (India Times) seems to have little idea of the state of the art satellite. It can map to 2.5 mts. With that quality, you can successfully find the roof of your house and also the bin in your street. I guess slashdot had a far better and a relatively accurate information about Cartosat. I am probably more unhappy because Hindu that i read very often gave one of the worst coverage here :-(. God save india, when will the quality of indian papers raise? eh!. Most papers that i read provide sensational news and no to the fact stuffs.
Paying 3 odd Rupees and getting an underquality news is really bad. Slashdot obviously covers with the US taste. You can often see people there howling that why should india pursue space research when half a billion population is in poverty etc etc. Typical Big Brother stuff. Let me quote some of them.
Why is India doing this? It is a developing nation with crushing poverty, corruption, debt, and the caste system. They can't afford the luxury on spending resources on high-tech stuff like this. They should spend on education, public health, agriculture, and social programs.
Thats slashdot for you, typical "India Bashing" and there are some better ones too like this:
India has a population of 1,065,070,607 [] whereas the US has a poulation of 293,027,571 []

52% of 1,065,070,607 is 553,836,715 and 97% of 293,027,571 is 284,236,743. That means India already has 269,599,972 more literate people than the US

Hmm, now what do you say?
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