Rahman, our very own A.R.Rahman has finally did it.
He bagged two Oscars for best original score and original song (with gulzar). His acceptance speech was awesome and I’m happy that he talked in Tamil in the end.
Before coming, I was excited and terrified. The last time I felt like that wasduring my marriage. There’s a dialogue from a Hindi film called “Mere paas mahai,” which means “I have nothing but I have a mother,” so mother’s here, herblessings are there with me. I am grateful for her to have come all the way. AndI want to thank the Academy for being so kind, all the jury members. I want tothank Sam Schwartz, I/D PR, all the crew of Slumdog, Mr. Gulzar,Raqueeb Alam, Blaaze, my musicians in Chennai and Mumbai. And I want to tellsomething in Tamil, which says, which I normally say after every award whichis ella puhazhum iraivanukke:“God is great.” Thank you.
And for the second award for The Best Original Song “JAI HO” acceptance speech,
I just want to thank again the whole crew of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, especially Danny Boyle for giving such a great opportunity. And the whole, all the people from Mumbai. The essence of the film which is about optimism and the power of hope in the lives, and all my life I had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I’m here. God bless”.
Exploring the oceans no longer requires a wetsuit.
Ocean in Google Earth, which launched today, builds on the free, popular 3-D mapping software Google Earth by allowing users to navigate underwater in unprecedented clarity.
New “layers” to the satellite-based software include topographic maps of the seafloor; locations of shipwrecks and algal blooms; and even maps of the tiny phytoplankton that provide the bulk of the ocean’s food chain.
Within the layers, users can explore multimedia features that combine data and maps with videos, quizzes, and other interactives.
The new fish-eye view—accessible via a free upgrade—aims to provide a public platform for users to talk about the oceans, said John Hanke, director of Geo Products at Google. “It really is a means… [of] raising geographical awareness of oceans and … the pressures that are being put on life in the ocean,” he added.
Into the Blue
The idea first came to well-known marine biologist Sylvia Earle at a conference in Madrid a few years ago, when she addressed Hanke during a presentation.
“I just blurted it out,” Earle, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, recalled. (National Geographic News is owned by the National Geographic Society.) ”
I said, I hope someday, John, you’ll finish [Google Earth]. You’ve done a great job with the dirt, but there’s all that water out there—the world is blue.”
Seventy-two percent of the Earth is covered by oceans. For More News >> Courtesy: NGC
The world’s first fully computerized airliner was ready for its maiden flight without pilots or crew. The plane taxied to the loading area automatically, its doors opened automatically, the steps came out automatically. The passengers boarded the plane and took their seats.
The steps retreated automatically, the doors closed, and the airplane taxied toward the runway.
“Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,” a voice intoned. “Welcome to the debut of the world’s first fully computerized airliner. Everything on this aircraft is run electronically. Just sit back and relax. Nothing can go wrong … Nothing can go wrong…nothing can go wrong….”
Top Ten Signs Your Co-worker is a Hacker
You ticked him off once and your next phone bill was $20,000.
He’s won the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes three years running.
When asked for his phone number, he gives it in hex.
Seems strangely calm whenever the office LAN goes down.
Somehow he/she gets HBO on his PC at work.
Mumbled, “Oh, puh-leeez” 95 times during the movie “The Net”
Massive RRSP contribution made in half-cent increments.
Video dating profile lists “public-key encryption” among turn-ons
When his computer starts up, you hear, “Good Morning, Mr. President.”
You hear him murmur, “Let’s see you use that Visa card now, jerk.”
Doctor! I have a serious problem, I can never remember what i just said.
When did you first notice this problem?
Who is great? It’s u
Who is smart? It’s u
Who is sweetest? It’s u
Who is jolly? It’s u
Who is lying? Of course, it’s me.
6 facts on Earth
1st fact : U can’t touch all ur teeth with ur tongue.
2nd fact : After reading this , all fools will try it.
3rd fact : Now u will smiles Bcoz u have become a fool.
4th fact : Now u want 2 fool ur friends.
5th fact : Now u forward it 2 all fools.
6th fact : Fact 1 is false.
There are two times a man doesn’t understand a woman,before marriage and after marriage!
Why did you hit your husband with chair?
“I couldn’t lift the table”