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Recent posts by Maky

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of
the heaviest element yet known to science. This new element has been
tentatively named "Administratium".
Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy
neutrons and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons,
which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called
Since Administratium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be
detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.
A minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over 4
days to complete when it would normally take only a few minutes.
Administratium has a normal half-life of 3 years; it does not decay
but instead undergoes a reorganization, in which a portion of the
assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons and assistant deputy neutrons
exchange places, and additional peons are added.
In fact, Administratium's mass will actually increase over time, since each
reorganization causes some morons to become neutrons forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to
speculate that Administratium is formed whenever morons reach a certain
quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as
.."Critical Morass."
17 years ago
At its Tech Ed 2002 Europe developer conference Monday, Microsoft released the final version of Visual J#.Net, a tool that lets programmers use the Java language to build software that works only with Microsoft's .Net technology. The tool doesn't allow programmers to build standalone Java software
Found the last line very intriguing...
[ July 01, 2002: Message edited by: Maky ]
17 years ago
After the humourous Dubyaman articles, I only think its fair to bring up the unflattering article by time on Vajpayee... I'm surprised that its not been discussed here even though its far from meaningless...
For those interested, the link is at,13673,501020617-260747,00.html
Personally, I think its in ver poor light and Mr. Perry stretched journalistic freedoms a little too much this time.
17 years ago
Which mailbox ? Several ISP's have filters installed on their gateways. Yahoo, HotMail etc. have spam filters.
You may already have one available to you only if you activate it.
17 years ago
OOH goody.. my first encounter on the net with a fellow goenkar.. so where r u from ?
17 years ago
D'Souza.. Are you from Goa by any chance ?
17 years ago
now here's one on the Mighty Vajpayee..
[ May 31, 2002: Message edited by: Maky ]
[ May 31, 2002: Message edited by: Thomas Paul ]
17 years ago
Would you please put a disclaimer for the blondes ;-) Or did i just ruin the point of this post ;-)
[ May 29, 2002: Message edited by: Maky ]
17 years ago
its GERMANY all the way !!
17 years ago
From the times of india.. Make no mistake. The Times of India's Dubyaman - George W Bush as a costumed superhero - has become an international brand leader. The caped crusader, who first soared out of the pages of The Times of India shortly after 9/11, has sparked off a number of wannabe clones in publications as diverse as The Economist, Guardian and cult American humour magazine, Mad.

The latest Economist shows a gathering of American superheroes, including Batman and Spiderman, in which Superman bears an uncanny resemblance to the current US president. The Guardian, too, had lampooned the war in Afghanistan by depicting Bush in superhero garb. And a recent cover of German magazine Der Spiegel showed Bush as Rambo, flanked by defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld as Conan the Barbarian and Vice-President Dick Cheney as Mad Max. Secretary of state Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice lurk in the background as Batman and Red Sonja, respectively.

[ May 23, 2002: Message edited by: Maky ]
17 years ago
Ravish.. I think u mean ARLEM.. Dont even touch it. Go for kingfisher beeeeer..
17 years ago
Hey Steve..
Thats wonderful.. I'm from Goa.. I was born and brought up there !! Its a wonderful place.. You shouldn't miss it if you are going to India.
Caveat, next month = June.. Its monsoonal season in India (and Goa).. In Goa, the beaches will be deserted and water too turbulent to venture in. The fishing trawlers will be beached for safety (ask me.. my family runs a couple) and fresh fish (fresh as in - waiter, this fish is still alive in the sauce) wont be available..
In general, June / July is not the right time to visit India, specially the southern part unless you (1) want to see monsoonal rains and (2)are getting some really good deals since its not really tourist reason. December - March is the best time for India trips, specially to Goa.
17 years ago