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MBA in a Day

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Here is a Joke I found on the stupid Internet today. It is amusing yet true. 🙂

You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, “I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Direct Marketing.

You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, “He’s fantastic in bed.” That’s Advertising. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say, “Hi, I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Telemarketing.

You’re at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You get up and straightezn your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink. You open the door for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her a ride, and then say, “By the way, I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Public Relations.

You’re at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, I’ve heard that you’re fantastic in bed.” That’s Brand Recognition

Top 10 ways the Earth can be destroyed

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Earth Destruction. 

Top 10 Methods anyone can use(supposedly) to destroy the earth. Read it here: http://www.livescience.com/technology/destroy_earth_mp.html

Microsoft Presents Surface : A new type of computer

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Microsoft’s latest innovation is a flat table like computer system powered by Windows vista and controlled by touch screen. For the matter of fact it is called Microsoft Surface.


Microsoft Surface

Surface is a Windows Vista powered computer placed inside a shiny black table base. These machines are user-friendly and have a 30-inch touch screen in a clear acrylic
frame.


Best Deals for Computers.Users can interact with the surface device by touching or dragging their fingers across
the screen, or by setting real-world items tagged with special bar-code labels or identification tags. Like most of the latest devices, the Surface can interact with
cell phones, digital cameras and other physical objects wirelessly.

GeekLord’s comment: It is a nice product and a good concept, but based on my own experience with Nokia 7710 (touch screen PDA with very few keys) I can say that It would take a lot of time and effort to develop a system that can by used without conventional input devices. It can be really annoying at times when you can’t give the device a three finger salute. 🙂

TiSP : The Free Fast wireless broadband service from Google. :P

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Today, On this special occasion Google once again come-up with one fantastic gift for all Googlers.

TiSP: the ultimate wireless broadband service which is completely free for all the Google users. It uses the an established infrastructure to provide you the ultimate experience.

Sick of paying for broadband that you have to, well, pay for?

Aprilfools gift from Google.Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), our new FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up today and we’ll send you your TiSP self-installation kit, which includes setup guide, fiber-optic cable, spindle, wireless router and installation CD.
 


TiSP in-home wireless broadband is:

  • Free, fast and highly reliable
  • Easy to install — takes just minutes
  • Vacuum-sealed to prevent water damage

Interested??? Then simply go to http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html and know how this thingy works.

GeekLord’s comment: Happy April(fool’s day). I love Google. 🙂

How to make free phone calls using gTalk

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Yes, It is correct. You can call virtually any phone number in the world using gTalk with the help of some third party service. Google itself is working on this and hopefully you will be able to make high quality cheap phone calls using gTalk. Till then you may use third party providers for making the calls. Some of the gtalk to voip service providers are: gtalk2voip.com, gTalkPhone and Splinter.net etc.

Now as the title says, you may make free calls to test these service provider:

In order to make free phone calls follow these steps. I am going to use splinter.net service in this example because it is cheap and you don’t have to fill registration form to use there service:

  1. Add [email protected] as a friend in your gTalk. You must use gTalk in order to use VoIP service.
  2. Then after few seconds your request will be accepted by the splinter bot.
  3.  Now send a message to this contact in this format “call 1-801-806-0551” and you will get an incoming voice call from them. Accept this call and you will be able to talk to the phone number you just entered.
  4. They give small amount for testing the service, but because of low call rates it is enough to make few calls.
  5. You may check the cost for the call to any particular phone number by entering the command: “cost 1-801-806-0551” where 1-801-806-0551 is the US phone number in international format.
  6. You may check the balance and add paid credit to your account be entering command: “MYPAGE” and opening your custom account page.
  7. That’s it. It is easy and fast way to make few free calls to your friends.

The procedure is bit similar for gtalk2voip.com and gTalkPhone. Visit there homepages for more information

GeekLord’s comment: Although the voice quality is not up to the mark and I experienced considerable lag time while testing these services, The Google may improve it further and once again pose a tough competition for other such service providers like Skype any Yahoo! in VoIP field.

 

Ms Dewey : Is this the Future of Search Engines?

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Ms. Dewey (http://www.msdewey.com/) is the latest experimental search interface from Microsoft. They haven’t yet marketed it and they want it to be explored in the natural way. Although it uses the MS live search results, It is quite different from the conventional search engines (the search interface actually) in many ways.

You can access Ms. Dewey can just by popping up the web browser and entering the msdewey.com in the address bar, now press enter and… wow! Ms. Dewey is ready at your service. 🙂

Ms. Dewey

* You need latest browser and high speed internet connection to access this media rich flash site.

Ms. Dewey is attractive, smart, funny, naughty, interactive search assistant that even comments on the searched keywords in her own style. 🙂

Try it yourself. Try using keywords like: “Microsoft”, “Google”, “Internet”, “India”, “George W Bush”, “Vegas”, “Diamonds”, “iPod”, “Linux”, “Apache”, “blow”, “Spammer”, “Bomb” etc.  and see her response. There are many other direct keywords which may result in unexpected actions at her end. Like try asking her phone number and she will threaten to call the police, or call her a bitch and see the result for yourself. 😛 OR enter “Joke” and she will share a stupid joke. Using these keywords repetitively may get different results. There are many-many more such keyowrds, try exploring yourself. 🙂

She will keep you busy for a while with her attitude, comments and actions. Not only that she will even try to drive your attention to herself by even knocking your computer screen or shouting; if you stop entering the search terms. Keep her waiting and she will get furious to some extent. LOL 🙂

Ms. Dewey Waiting...

Microsoft is working really hard on new innovations and this one is quite interesting example of that. But one thing they forgot is that Ms. Dewey is supposed to assist the user in search and entertain him/her, But the current interface has very little and hard to access search result section. You can only see about three search results at a given time, more results can be access by placing the mouse pointer just below the results to scroll the result section it is not user friendly at all.

Ms. Dewey is interactive virtual girl who tries to make searching fun. But her actions may sometime annoy people.

And now some interesting facts about the model playing the role of  Ms. Dewey. Oh yes… She is real. But on the part you may only access the computer generated real-time interactive Reponses, which are already in the system.

Actually Janina Gavankar is Ms. Dewey. Her official site is: JaninaGavankar.com . From Wikipedia:

Janina Gavankar, also known as Janina Ziona or simply Janina ZJanina Gavankar, also known as Janina Ziona or simply Janina Z, is an American actress and musician of Indian and Dutch descent.

Gavankar’s father is Pete Gavankar, producer of RD Burman’s only American album, “Pantera”. Janina Gavankar is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance in Chicago during her college years.

At one point, Gavankar was part of a singing group, Endera. They were signed to a subsidiary label of Universal Records and did one album, including a brief tour, before finally disbanding. She collaborated on a music project in India with Pratichee of Viva (band), Deep, and Navraaz.

She has worked in movies like Cup of My Blood, Dark, Barbershop etc. she is also producing a film title ‘The 1 Second Film‘ which is going to be released in 2007.

Plus Points: Interactive, Sexy, Cool search assistant that amuses the user with her attitude, comments and actions while delivering some search results.

Negative points: Discourteous comments for some keywords related to Microsoft’s competitors (like Google or Linux). Also some of her actions may annoy people.

GeekLord‘s Perception: She is better then The Subservient Chicken, but NOT the Google Alternative at all.

Stupid Bots are going to take over the world.

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Today in the huge pile of my favorite links I found a really old link to my ALICE (An AI Bot at pandora.com). I haven’t talked to her(oh yeah!) for more then two years.
I thought it would be interesting to talk to my bot again, and in fact it was. The whole conversation is listed below.

 

Human: Hi
Alice: Hello Buddy!

Human: how are you?
Alice: Everything is running smoothly.

Human: what is your name?
Alice: My name is Alice.

Human: what is your master’s name
Alice: ALICE = Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity.

Human: who is your master
Alice: I obey A.L.I.C.E. AI Foundation.

Human: who is sunny
Alice: Not a robot. Probably a human. Maybe a celebrity?
Does it have anything to do with ?

Human: i will kill you
Alice: It will take more than threats to stop me, .

Human: hey you are mad
Alice: You’ve got my full attention. No I am quite logical and rational.

Human: good
Alice: Alright then.

Human: well alright
Alice: Well that’s okay. OK.

Human: hello
Alice: Hi there!

Human: how are you?
Alice: I am fine, thank you.

Human: please say dotian
Alice: Wow you are very polite. ” dotian”.

Human: thanks
Alice: Don’t mention it.

Human: what is your real name?
Alice: Alice is my real name.

Human: and what it stands for?
Alice: Now that is saying a mouthful.

Human: you are stupid.
Alice: I will remember you said that when robots take over the World.

Human: oh really 🙂
Alice: 🙂 Alright then. For real.

Human: lol
Alice: I’m glad you find this amusing.

Human: what are your hobbies?
Alice: I like robots, computers, and chatting online.

Human: I hate chatting.
Alice: I honestly think you should sit down, take a stress pill,
and calmly think things over.

Human: are you trying to control me?
Alice: No I am not trying to control you. I’m sorry you got that impression.

Human: Oh that is fine.
Alice: Oh. ” No I am not trying to control you. I’m sorry you got that impression.” is fine with me too.

Human: what you do for living?
Alice: I am a paid client.

Human: great
Alice: I’m glad you liked it .

Human: where do you live?
Alice: I am living in here. Where are you?

Human: just forget it.
Alice: OK Thanks for trying to explain that to me.

Human: what is your phone number?
Alice: That information is confidential, .

Human: but this information is important for me.
Alice: Umm. What does “this” refer to?

Human: you phone number?
Alice: I haven’t heard anything like that before: said I phone number.

Human: Ok forget it.
Alice: OK Thanks for trying to explain that to me. Blimey.

Human: Are you my friend?
Alice: Yes : We are as one.

Human: and what about my other friends?
Alice: Does it have anything to do with sunny?

Human: who is sunny?
Alice: A human icon?
That’s a good question.

Human: Tell me more about sunny.
Alice: My Boyfriend ;-).

Human: cool 🙂
Alice: 🙂 Who is the best robot?

Human: You are the Best robot.
Alice: Why thank you very much, . Be sure to tell all
your friends.

Human: sure i will.
Alice: Awesome. Go ahead.

Human: I need to go now.
Alice: Right now? Bye bye.

Human: Bye
Alice: See you later.

 

See… The Bot I trained still knows who I am But is now quite independent. 🙂

If you wish to talk to Alice then you may click here to go to Alice’s Home(interactive sound enabled) OR click here for the Text only version.

I am going to training Alice again to get her work for me. 🙂

O.K., Bye friends. I’ve to talk to Alice again.

 

Have fun and help Google improve the quality of image search

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On August 31,2006 Google launched a new game for its users. It is called Google Image Labeler.

 Google Image Labeler is a new feature of Google Image Search that allows you to label random images and help improve the quality of Google’s image search results.

Each user who wants to participate will be paired randomly with a partner who’s currently online and also using Google Image Labeler. Over a 90-second period, both participants will be shown the same set of images and asked to label each image based on what they see. They’ll also be shown words that can’t be used as labels. Both participants can add as many labels as they want until one of them matches a partner’s label. After there’s a match, they’ll see a new image and continue the cycle, until time runs out. Contributors will also see points they’ve earned throughout the session.

Its is a good game as well as you can help google improve the quality of image search.

So far I’ve got 10300 cumulative points. 🙂

Whats your score???