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Mani Ram

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Recent posts by Mani Ram

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10 years ago
Try this
The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.

You will be surprised to see the number of emails you would have received saying "Restarted the computer & trying to resend the email as per your suggestion"!
10 years ago
You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, you wouldn't have received anything at all.
10 years ago
Chrome: To browse Google sites (Gmail, Reader, Blogger etc)
Firefox: Almost everything except when using Chrome.
Safari: When browsing from my iPhone
Internet Explorer: For the sites that doesn't work with Firefox (or other browsers).
Lynx: When I don't want others to know that I'm browsing!
10 years ago

Originally posted by ankur rathi:
Many a times you get error message in an alert sort of box and you wish if you could copy the text and google it...

But that's the case even now isn't it? In Windows XP at least. Here is the copied message when I tried to close an unsaved text in notepad.

The text in the Untitled file has changed.

Do you want to save the changes?
Yes No Cancel

My system has German version of Windows XP and I don't understand most of the error messages. I always copy the message and paste it in Google translate to find what it means.
10 years ago
Wear a masked helmet.
That should solve the second & third issue (insect & pollution) and you will learn to live with the first one (cold).
10 years ago

Originally posted by Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj:

Is the movie so boring after the first 10 minutes?

Well, it depends. I was too harsh with my initial comment only because I was expecting a lot more from Kamal. It is still a better movie than most of the ones out there, especially on technical grounds.
The make-up for certain characters (out of the 10) looks very amatuer. But thanks to Kamal's talents, he compensates it with his body language.
Music is a big negative and the story & screenplay could have been much better.
My friends who came to the movie, "just" for entertainment liked it. Keep your expectations right, and you might like it as well. All the best!
10 years ago

Originally posted by R K Singh:

did we had this conflict in 12th centuary...

I think it was in early AD or in BC ?

I may be wrong.

Not sure which one you are referring to, but the one that is shown in the movie is the conflict that happened in Tamilnadu and it was at it's peak during the 12th century. It was the time when Ramanuja was exciled from Chola kingdom for the same reason.
10 years ago

Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:

What's there in first 10 minutes?

Shaivite & Vaishnavite conflict during 12th century.
10 years ago
Make sure you don't miss the first 10 minutes of the movie. It's spectacular and all the money you paid is justified for the first 10 minutes alone.

And also make sure that you walk out of the cinema hall after first 10 minutes, unless you want to spend much more on buying aspirins. Rubbish!
10 years ago
Petrol: Honda City
Diesel: Ford Fiesta

Not sure about the current price of Skoda Octavia, but if affordable go for it. I would rate it higher than Toyota Corolla!
10 years ago
True. But couple of years back, I read an article saying that programming a computer to defeat an amatuer, even in a 9X9 Go board would take another decade. Now that a computer has defeated a 5th Dan [Go Master? ] looks impressive.

Agreed, 19X19 is still long way to go.
[ April 14, 2008: Message edited by: Mani Ram ]
10 years ago
When I try to reply to an old thread, Javaranch warns me saying
The posts in this thread are you still want to reply to this thread?

And I get one option - a 'OK' button, which will take me to the screen where I can post my message.
Shouldn't there be another option 'Cancel' which should make the life easier for the poster, if he / she doesn't want to continue posting?
10 years ago
Computer Wins a Game Against a Go Master

During the Go Tournament the MoGo artificial intelligence (IA) engine developed by INRIA running on a Bull NovaScale supercomputer, won a 9x9 game of Go against professional 5th DAN Catalin Taranu. This was the first ever officially sanctioned 'non blitz' victory of a 'machine' over a Go Master.

10 years ago