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Rapidshare ends up being India-friendly and more flexible for free users

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Oh, great Rapidshare. Thanks you so very much. I no longer have to point out the cats and dogs in an image to authenticate my genuineness as a human to your download servers. And what do I see? Free-users can download and upload files up to 200MB in weight? Nice, really nice. Oh you’ve decreased the download speeds to max 62.5KB/s to make it up for your server load. But that doesn’t really matter much to me (it does, but it’s painful to contemplate that even for a moment).

Here’s the kicker: only 60 seconds to wait before pointing to a new download. Well, what can I say, good luck Rapidshare – you’re well on your way to soar higher in this list. Also, you have 1 less premium user to worry about now.

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Techtree Newsletters

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Techtree newsletter

Oh, red-and-white Techtree. This is so ridiculous. I understand you’ve got automated newsletters & mailing lists at work here. But when you are forwarding your super exclusive daily newsletter to thousands of real users, the least you can do is take the pains of going through it once. Don’t just forward updates for the sake of sending newsletters daily.

You don’t have control over what junk some people post in the form of comments. Agreed. That answers why the site is filled with hilarious and off-topic comments left, right and centre. How about some moderation in what you send to thousands of inbox? Some of us are mortals who do go through the newsletters. After all, that’s one (somewhat) ad-free way to get the contents of your website.

What a day this has been, What a rare mood I’m in…

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Okay, I won’t quote the entire song. I was just dying to use it once after listening to it first on a CSI episode.

Getting back to the topic of this post:

Couldn’t have asked for a better day after the exams. Bunked college, slept like crazy for 10 hrs in the day. Got up, did my rounds of browsing the internet for interesting stuff and news. A very long day in that.

The India-England 6th ODI went right down to the wire. Sachin played true to his real self. Robin Utthapa somehow managed to play some cheeky shots and won the game for India. I don’t think anyone else in the Indian team would have pulled 20-odd runs from 15 balls. Not even Dhoni. So, that was some time well spent watching cricket on TV.

Between cricket and surfing, I got linked back here on sourabh.net from engadget for tipping them on a news. For the Lenovo ThinkPad Reserve Edition. Actually, I wanted to get it linked back to LaptopLogic, but the Engadget news editors had something else in mind. So, they linked the source to some PR agency. We had recieved the news directly from Lenovo (agreed to embargo). So, well, the backlink, got a lot of hits for my blog. Feels nice! But the original aim of tipping Engadget was not achieved. So, I kinda feel bad for it. It wasn’t in my hands.. so, I guess nothing can be done about it.

The Apple Special Event was a 10/10 on the excitement scale. Honestly, the most kick-ass ever within the last couple of years that I’m tracking them. Most of the stuff which were announced are some real VFM. The new 4GB Nano or the 80GB iPod classic would be my choice of PMP at the US price. Conversion in rupees when it’s launched here will make me change my decision. I know. I don’t think this will ever change. Greed, taxes or just inflation (is that the right word?)..whatever be the reason behind it.

A few days back I expressed my love for Kubrick as my personal preferred choice of WordPress theme. Out-of-nowhere, some coders have started expressing similar affection for it by rolling out modded themes similar to it. The good ones. There’s a three-column Kubrick and Kubrick with some good AJAX abilities. Will give them a try later this weekend.

So, that’s just about it. Couple of hectic days ahead at college and then the much needed weekend.

Demonoid is screwed up

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

I am done with demonoid. Their so called private trackers no longer excite my download speeds anyway.

Demonoid Trackers Hash Fails

All the ongoing torrent from Demonoid trackers are messed up coz of these hash fails. It took me nearly four days to realize this. Shame on me.

Talk about a rip-off

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

L-Computers is a PC maker which had shut the company down in late 2004 due to lack of financing, but has reborn itself since then and become a public company listed.

They were in news today for their plans to manufacture a Quad SLI gaming laptop. Honestly, no comments over it. The company has a past history of announcing vaporware products.

Hell with their products, just take a look over their website. Looks familiar doesn’t it?

Apple would surely be proud of the fact that someone from the same business, actually has the guts to rip their layout from top to bottom and the left to the right.

MPAA Employs Piracy-Sniffing Dogs

Friday, May 12th, 2006

There is two new members in the fight against pirate DVDs: two black Labrador Retrievers named Lucky and Flo. The MPAA has backed the Federation Against Copyright Theft in training the two dogs to sniff out DVDs in packages coming into the United Kingdom.

lol, Check out the comment over at Betanews

Whats up with Tata Indicom Broadband?

Friday, May 12th, 2006

I get a feeling that Tata Indicom has completely forgotten about the basic fact that they run a ISP business and not some web services business via their customers. The list of their services which are accessible from the Tata Indicom Broadband id know no limits. Net Telephony, Web2SMS, Movies, Songs, Videos, Games, Online Encylopedia, Matrimonials – you name it. They have even started their own Domain Registration and Webhosting .

Its high time they get their wits together and do something about it. The tariff plans are a big joke and I dont even wanna talk about them. Stuck with them coz I have no other option to suit my requirements.

Beware of the n00b

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

This is in regard with a blog over at wordpress.com http://gaurish.wordpress.com. I noticed yesterday that this dude has completely ripped one of my blogpost and posted it there . What could be more silly than copying my very own About Me page!

It was all ok, probably a new blogger testing out something and getting a feel of what blogging is all about. But now I see him ripping blogposts from some other friends personal blogs – Batty and Andy (from the blogroll)

If you are reading this Gaurish, this is not the way…

Food for thought

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

If anyone else reading this is tired of using their browser with a blank homepage and need some change, here is a nice site with random quotes. It throws in a nice balance of witty quotes, humour and other nice lines which are even signature material. Almost all the stuff in there is new and unheard mostly, so you would never end up reading known things again. I have it as my homepage from quite a while. Its atleast better than having the wordpress dashboard as your homepage and clear the spam messages the first time you start your surfing session.

Here is the link : Macgyver.com

The last time I refeshed, here is what it gave.

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one
technical problem — how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

Have a nice day..

What is a small goofup?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Dell is refusing to give a refund to a customer who believes she was wrongly sold a server.

Kate was asked by her boss to contact Dell to buy two new desktop computers and “something to link them”. Dell sold her two PCs and a PowerEdge server, ironically with only one network card.

Kate realised her mistake because she spoke to a more technically-literate friend (Register reader Chris Morton) who told her she needed a cable to link two computers, not a server. Chris asked Dell to refund Kate because the server was effectively mis-sold. Her company has only two employees.

But Dell refused to give her a refund because the order was made through its business channel.

Late last week Kate got this email from an “EMEA customer relations executive”: “We have followed up internally by checking our records, and have discussed this matter with the sales person concerned.

“It is our understanding that the sales conversation was clear, and full and included a discussion about providing a solution that would allow for system growth in future. The solution proposed therefore seems to have been a reasonable one, and the purchase seemed to be an informed one, so we see no reason to cancel the order.

“We regret that your experience seems not to have been positive, and we respect your right to pursue this matter further.

Our position remains as stated above.”

Source: Y!News

Am I the only one to find it funny than being sorry for the woman. A server to connect 2 systems? Nice scope for expansion. No wonder Dell doesnt sell basic switches.