San Su

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Recent posts by San Su

Originally posted by madhup narain:
My strategy in AOE is to start with a good economy and build that economy.I dont build an army initially and therefore concentrate on buliding up as much resources as i can .Once im comfortable on the resoures side i then start buliding the army.

However if the game is set to tough then i lose because the PC attacks very fast and at that point of time im just buliding my resources.

The longest strech i have played is 8 hrs

I havent tried playing on a network.



If you have good internet connection, you should try online. It is fun. I liked the max resource - no build time or 20 mins build time options (we used the map with no resources). You should try the first option if you are really good and quick at this game, the attack will start with in a min the game starts. I knew a bug to crash the client in all the connected players machine. I have used it few times
13 years ago

Originally posted by Svend Rost:

No, I quit years ago. It can be abit addictive plus the game was
turning in the wrong direction (I played it almost since beta).
First Catskills then later Europe when it opened.

[ August 24, 2005: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]



Dang.. I though if you play in Atlantic, we could go for a group hunt .

There are so many changes to the game in the last 1 year. First came Samurai empire (ninjas and samurais) and now comes the Mondain legacy (Elves race). I never read original dungeons and dragons story and don't participate in PvP, so, nothing bothered me . But I see so many people complaining about the new changes in stratics website. So many people left to play WoW.

Before this game, I was totally addicted to Age of Empires. I was in a pretty good clan called "Unarmed". Not sure whether it still exists.

[ August 25, 2005: Message edited by: San Su ]
[ May 15, 2007: Message edited by: San Su ]
13 years ago

Originally posted by Svend Rost:
Ultima Online



Are you still playing? What shared?

2 games I like the most are

1. Age of Empires (played for 3-4 years)
2. Ultima Online (going on for 3 years now).
13 years ago

Originally posted by Ja vardhan:
Indians are more dedicated than others...this is the main reason; I can bet about it.



good joke. Had a good laugh. Thx. I hope the other forum members will not take it as a serious statement.
[ August 19, 2005: Message edited by: Sankar Subbiah ]
13 years ago
There is a tiny lock icon in the status bar of IE browser. For internet transactions, always make sure the lock icon is in locked state before you submit your credit card details. The secured sites usually encrypt the data before it is trasmitted on the net. Most of the bill payment web sites are secured. Never ever enter your credit card details (or other important details) if the site is not secured.
13 years ago

Originally posted by Jack Gold:
Sankar,
It appears you are not reading my text. You keep accusing me of making assertions that I did not make. Please read my posts again.



:roll: accusing you? hmmm... Jack, I was merely pointing the errors (so many) in your statements. Here are some.. I am still waiting for the source of all your assertions. I expect a better response than the one above.


despite huge flow of cash into the coutry and leadership in IT, is the literacy rate really rising? I suspest in 20 years it will still be very low, and no one will be laughing.





India is essentially an upper caste of intellectuals living on the backs of their countrymen.




I suspect that India root's in a caste system underlies the lack of desire to really improve the lives of everyone.




outsouring jobs to a nation that is cheaper by the vitue that they do not attend to their social ills.


[ August 13, 2005: Message edited by: Sankar Subbiah ]
13 years ago

Originally posted by Jack Gold:


Here you go. . .
India Literacy

In year 2000, literacy in India was below 60%. You've got a conundrum. Once these people are educated, they are going to demand better wages and compete with you for resources. That will be good for your society, but will price you out of many IT jobs that are shipped to India solely because of cost savings.



#1. Sorry, I don't have time to read the entire document to find out where they say Indian literacy rate is not increasing at all. Since you take it as your source, could you please point it out where it says there is no improvement from 1991-2001?
#2. What is THEIR source? The xls file link doesn't work for me.
#3. Let me help you out here. If you like to see hard data, check the official Indian government website.
http://www.censusindia.net/results/provindia3.html

2001 Male Female 1991 Increase in %
INDIA 1 65.38 75.96 54.28 51.63 13.75

The increase is more than 1% per year. The absolute number would be nearly half of US population (if you add the population increase in 10 years). I won't consider it a very bad achievement, would you? Can you imagine a number after 20 years?


That will be good for your society, but will price you out of many IT jobs that are shipped to India solely because of cost savings.



I didn't get your point. Are you being sarcastic here? I thought you said Indian literacy rate is not increasing and upper class people are riding on back of poor lower class people.
13 years ago

Originally posted by Jack Gold:
The reason I say the quality of living *may* improve in India is that despite huge flow of cash into the coutry and leadership in IT, is the literacy rate really rising? I suspest in 20 years it will still be very low, and no one will be laughing.



Source please? It is easier to say something but harder to back it up. Do you have official indian literacy data from 1991 - 2005 (IT boom years when the so called HUGE flow cash into the country, that is yet another baseless statement)? I know how much improved since 1991 but I will let you search on the net to back your statement.


I do not believe the problem is entirely economic -- I suspect that India root's in a caste system underlies the lack of desire to really improve the lives of everyone. This is conjecture however.



I am not sure how you came to the conclusion. In my persional experience, I know several of the so called non-upper class, non-upper caste persons occupying high paying jobs. Hard work pays in India, doesn't matter whether you are upper caste or lower castes.

There are still problems in India, but it will be sorted out slowly by the PEOPLE and very few indian politicans, not by the majority indian politicans or outsiders.
13 years ago
I have travelled with only 4 airlines. Out of the 4, Air France was the worst. Air hostess was barking at people and the service was very poor. Delta and Lufthansa ranked next. The service is ok but the planes suck. No individual TV (IMHO, Lufthansa is overrated). Singapore airline was the best. SA's Service was good, food was good and there was a TV monitor in front of everyone. The only drawback was, I had to wait 8 hours in Singapore.
14 years ago

Originally posted by Jason Menard:
And did I mention the women? Boomer, Six, or Starbuck... tough choice.



The newer one seems to be a bit different from the old one. For Ex. Starbuck was a playboy (guy) in the old version. Boomer was shown as an African-American guy. But here, Starbuck is pretty looking female. Boomer is also a female. Anyway, I really liked the old series. The new seems to be much better than the old one. Waiting for this friday to see the next episode.
14 years ago
It appears to be a scam.. How many of you have voted? (how many times?? ). AFAIK, it is a major hit in India. My native town, Madurai, is still in n7w fever. I keenly watch the stats on their website. I noticed something wrong with their stat. Either there is a bug in their polling software or they are scaming people.. Please check the past week stat below. I have observed the India's stat only.


Jan 12, 2004 statistics :
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India : 17.32 %
Taj Mahal, India: 52.95 % (Weekly stat)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 45.49 % (Weekly stat)

Taj Mahal, India: 7.70 % (Overall)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 0.75 % (Overall)

Jan 14th 2004 Stats:
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India : 17.35 %

Taj Mahal, India: 7.70 % (Same as 12th Jan)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 0.75 % (Same as 12th Jan)

Jan 16th Stat:
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India : 17.46 %

Taj Mahal, India: 7.71 % (Over All)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 0.76 % (Over all)

Taj Mahal, India: 49.50 % (Weekly)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 48.58 % (Weekly)


Jan 17th Stat
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India : 17.51 %

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 55.30 % (Weekly)
Taj Mahal, India: 42.60 % (Weekly)

Taj Mahal, India: 7.71 % (Overall)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India: 0.77 % (Overall)

=========================================

As you can see, Out of 100% polled for a week, nearly 98% goes to either Taj or Meenakshi. But the overall percent of those monuments do not seem to increase the way India's % increase.

From 12th - 17th, India's share of votes increased by 0.19%. But the combined increase of Taj and Meenakshi is only 0.03%. Where did the other votes go? There is no contact information in their website, there is no clear definition of how the votes are counted.

To me, it seems a money grabbing venture. What do you guys think?
14 years ago
Vijay,

Not sure how my friend approached that company. He has around 10 years experience. He sent me a mail saying he got an offer and need to know about that company. I don't have any other information. Sorry...

Address:

VENTECH SOLUTIONS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.
6 / 69, THIRUMALAIPILLAI ROAD
T.NAGAR, CHENNAI - 600 017
TAMIL NADU - INDIA
Phone : +91 - 044 - 28341040 / 42
TeleFax : +91 - 044 - 28341041

Website: www.ventechsolutions.com

Sankar S.
[ November 02, 2004: Message edited by: Sankar Subbiah ]
14 years ago
Hi guys,

One of my friends got an offer from VenTech Solutions in Chennai (based in US). He just wants to know how good the company is doing before he switch his current job. He wants to know the general information about this company (nothing particular about the programming). If anyone know any information about this company, please let me know as soon as possible .

Thanks,
Sankar S.
14 years ago

Originally posted by Chris Mathews:
Mozilla is soooo 2002. Real developers use FireFox.



I started using the latest FireFox for the past 2 days. So far, I found 2 problems.

1. It doesn't show my router configuration page when I type "http:/192....". Comes with a blank page.
2. It doesn't render some of the pages properly. Since most of the websites target IE browser, this will be a problem for the Firefox users.

I am not sure how long I will stick with FireFox. I like the sbrowser though

SlimBrowser
15 years ago
Now, it is hotmail's turn..

http://www.betanews.com/article/1087553239

"We are going to respond in a big way and will eliminate email storage as an issue for our users," said Irving.



1GB?
15 years ago