Monday, 22 November 2010

Hail Google! - Bolo Google Devta ki- JAI!!

Just Like That: Bolo Google Devta ki- JAI!!:

Transliteration -

Om Jai Google Hare !!
Swami Om Jai Google hare
Programmers ke sankat, Developers ke Sankat,
Click main door kare!!
Om Jai Google Hare !!

Jo Dhyawe vo pawe,
dukh bin se man ka, Swami dukh bin se man ka,
Homepage ki sampatti lawe, Homework ki sampatti karave
kasht mite work ka,
Swami Om Jai Google hare!!

Tum puran search engine
Tum hi internet yaami, Swami Tum hi internet yaami
Par karo hamari Salari, Par karo hamari appraisal,
Tum dunia ke swami,
Swami Om Jai Google hare!!
Tum information ke saagar,
Tum palan karta, swami Tum palan karta,
Main moorakh khalkamii, Main Searcher tum Server-ami
Tum karta dhartaa !!
Swami Om Jai Google hare!!

Din bandhu dukh harta,
tum rakshak mere, Swami tum thakur mere,
Apni search dikhaao, sare research karao
Site par khada mein tere,
Swami Om Jai Google hare!!

Google devta ki aarti jo koi programmer gaawe,
Swami jo koi bhi programmer gaawe,
Kehet SUN swami, MS hari har swami,
Manwaanchhit fal paawe.
Swami Om Jai Google hare.


Thanks Birdie!

Loose Translation - 

Hail Google The Divine!
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!
Programmers’ difficulties, Developers’ difficulties,
 You remove with a Click!!
Hail Google The Divine!!

What is asked for is provided,
You remove all sadness Teacher, You remove all sadness,
You bring fortune to our Homepage, you bring fortune (complete) our Homework
Remove the Burden of work,
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!

You are the Oldest (Original) search engine
You are the one who commands the internet, Teacher, You are the one who commands the internet
Please increase our Salary, Please improve our appraisal,
You are the World’s Teacher,
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!

You are the Ocean of Information,
You take care of us, Teacher, You take care of us
I’m an fool and commit bad deeds, I’m a Searcher You are the Server-ami (Swami/Teacher)
You are the righteous Doer!!
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!

Friend to Lowly creatures’ - their Sorrows you remove
You are my Protector Teacher, You are my Master ,
Show us Your Search Do Your Research
On your Wensite do I stand (and implore)
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!

Which ever programmer, Sings these paeans of Google,
Teacher, Whichever programmer sings them
So Say The “SUN” Teacher and The “MS” God Like Teacher,
All Desired Results are obtained
Teacher “Om” Hail Google!!

Say (Out Loud) “GOOGLE DEVTA KI – JAI” (Victory to Google The Divine)

Friday, 12 November 2010

The art is in telling them apart _ The Apple & The Android

This is not the first time that i'm bouncing off Seth Godin's Blog

But his post "Problems and constraints" Is an AWESOME Juxtaposition with Edward Harrison's post

Here is "Problems and constraints"
"Gravity is a constraint. If you're a designing an airplane, it would be a lot easier without gravity as a concern, but hey, it's not going away.
A problem is solvable. A constraint must be lived with.
For years, Apple viewed retail distribution as a constraint. They had to live with cranky independent computer stores, or big box mass merchants that didn't display or sell their products well.
Using the internet and then their own stores, they eventually realized that this was actually a problem that could be solved, and it changed everything for them.
On the other hand, there are countless entrepreneurs who believe they can solve problems relating to funding or technology that are out of reach given their scale or background. They'd be better off if they accepted them as constraints and designed around them."
The art is in telling them apart.
This is an excerpt from Edward Harrison's post - 
"See, I am an early adopter who has invested in obsolete technology enough times to be wary of the new, new thing. Remember the wireless internet service provider Ricochet? I was on that. How about Sony’s MiniDisc players? I was on that too. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of format wars – like Mac vs. Wintel, Betamax vs. VHS, or Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD – and have learned to sidestep these things pretty well now. In a lot of these cases, the losing technology was pretty cool. I loved my Ricochet and MiniDisc a lot more than dial-up or a Walkman. But the defining element in each of these format wars has been distribution, not marketing, functionality, or coolness. The company with the most robust distribution channels won – end of story."

Distribution trumps functionality. It trumps coolness.
The art is in telling them apart... I'm still chewing the cud on this one...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Android Platform Now Reaches More than 1 in 5 U.S. Smartphone Subscribers

comScore Reports September 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share - Nokia, Nokia... where art thou?

RESTON, VA, November 3, 2010 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending September 2010. 
The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone. The September report found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 23.5 percent market share, while RIM led among smartphone platforms with 37.3 percent market share.
OEM Market Share
For the three month average period ending in September, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 23.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.7 percentage points from the three month period ending in June. LG ranked second with 21.1 percent share, followed by Motorola (18.4 percent share), RIM (9.3 percent share, up 0.5 percentage points) and Nokia (7.4 percent share).
Top Mobile OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Sep. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jun. 2010
Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Jun-10Sep-10Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Smartphone Platform Market Share
58.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in September, up 15 percent from the preceding three month period. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 37.3 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.3 percent share. Google continues to gain ground in the market, rising 6.5 percentage points to capture 21.4 percent of smartphone subscribers. Microsoft accounted for 10.0 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.2 percent. Despite losing share to Google Android, most smartphone platforms continue to gain subscribers as the smartphone market overall continues to grow.
Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Sep. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jun. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Jun-10Sep-10Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Mobile Content Usage
In September, 67.0 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.4 percentage points versus the prior three month period, while browsers were used by 35.1 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 2.2 percentage points). Subscribers who used downloaded applications comprised 33.1 percent of the mobile audience, representing an increase of 2.5 percentage points. Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 1.8 percentage points, representing 23.2 percent of mobile subscribers. Playing games represented 23.1 percent of the mobile audience (up 0.5 percentage points), while listening to music increased 0.8 percentage points, representing 15.2 percent of subscribers.
Mobile Content Usage
3 Month Avg. Ending Sep. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jun. 2010
Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Jun-10Sep-10Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Sent text message to another phone65.6%67.0%1.4
Used browser32.9%35.1%2.2
Used downloaded apps30.6%33.1%2.5
Accessed social networking site or blog21.4%23.2%1.8
Played Games22.6%23.1%0.5
Listened to music on mobile phone14.4%15.2%0.8
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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path" - Morpheus


Even though Inception was touted as the most happening SciFi film in recent history, i still feel it did not top The Matrix Trilogy (My FAVOURITE SciFi Flicks followed by Star Wars & Star Trek)

One of the most profound (yet confusing) scenes in The Matrix Trilogy comes near the end of The Matrix Reloaded when Neo is confronted with The Architect.

It is profound because it discloses the main concept to what most thought the purpose of The Matrix was. It is confusing because so much information is given in such a short period of time.

Even after seeing the movie several times, it's hard to remember everything that was said. To help out, here is a complete transcript of the scene -

The Architect: Hello, Neo.

Neo: Who are you?

The Architect: I am the Architect. I created the matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also irrelevant.

Neo: Why am I here?

The Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.

Neo: You haven't answered my question.

The Architect: Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.

*The responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "Others? What others? How many? Answer me!"*

The Architect: The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.

*Again, the responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors: "Five versions? Three? I've been lied too. This is bullshit."*

Neo: There are only two possible explanations: either no one told me, or no one knows.

The Architect: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.

*Once again, the responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "You can't control me! F*ck you! I'm going to kill you! You can't make me do anything!*

Neo: Choice. The problem is choice.

*The scene cuts to Trinity fighting an agent, and then back to the Architect's room*

The Architect: The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.

Neo: The Oracle.

The Architect: Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program, while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.

Neo: This is about Zion.

The Architect: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.

Neo: Bullshit.

*The responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "Bullshit!"*

The Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

*Scene cuts to Trinity fighting an agent, and then back to the Architects room.*

The Architect: The function of the One is now to return to the source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the matrix 23 individuals, 16 female, 7 male, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.

Neo: You won't let it happen, you can't. You need human beings to survive.

The Architect: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world.

*The Architect presses a button on a pen that he is holding, and images of people from all over the matrix appear on the monitors*

The Architect: It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were by design based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the one. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love.

*Images of Trinity fighting the agent from Neo's dream appear on the monitors*

Neo: Trinity.

The Architect: Apropos, she entered the matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.

Neo: No!

The Architect: Which brings us at last to the moment of truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both beginning, and end. There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the source, and the salvation of Zion. The door to the left leads back to the matrix, to her, and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know what you're going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic, and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple, and obvious truth: she is going to die, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it.

*Neo walks to the door on his left*

The Architect: Humph. Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.

Neo: If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.

The Architect: We won't.

(Neo takes his exit)

I will not add a commentary as, if you've seen the films (if you haven't go and see them) you'll realise the significance... Safe to say, it harks back to eastern theology.

"...the course of biological evolution is not a random drift in the cosmos, which is the claim of current text- book orthodoxy. Rather, evolution-and by extension, the technium- has an inherent direction, shaped by the nature of matter and energy. This direction introduces inevitabilities into the shape of life. These nonmystical tendencies are woven into the fabric of technology as well, which means certain aspects of the technium are also inevitable..." - Kevin Kelly.

"After The Matrix, I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me."
- Carrie-Anne Moss 

Kudos & Thanks to  scottmanning13 at gmail dot com.

&  Kevin Kelly