Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Behind the underwear bomb

Come to think of it, there seems to be more thought behind the idea of an underwear bomb than just saying "hey, we are still trying"...

the underwear was of course, a strategic location, and a heated debate is still on whether or not to show / hide that section in advanced scanners that see you without your clothes..

But think of the last major change in security - after the shoe bomber. That was the attack that got everyone to remove their shoes...

That must have been the motivation behind the underwear bomb - getting everyone to remove underwear to go through security...looks like that plan failed - at least till they allow the "show all" feature on new scanners

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Outside Air Temperature

Why do they have to tell you the outside air temp when you are flying? This will usually be bundled in with otherwise useful (not too much though) information like current time at destination or origin or distances.

Are they just gently reminding us to behave, else its not a good place to be kicked out?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kevala Marthya Bhasha.... ONV....

Kevala marthya bhasha kelkkatha
Deva dhoopikayanu nee
Oru deva dhoopikayanu nee

Chithravarnnangal nrithamadum nin
Ul prapanchathin seemayil
Njangal kelkkatha pattile
Swaravarnna rajikal illayo illayo

antharashru sarassil neenthidum
hamsa geethangal illayo
shabda sagarathin agadha
nishabda shanthatha illayo illayo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The rest of me.....

Looks like this is going to be my last "physical" music purchase. Not a change I am very happy about...I always loved stacking the albums...from the cassette days to the CD days, running through the stack and picking out a CD to play....maybe a random pick with eyes closed, maybe the farthest one, which usually is the one i haven't listened to in ages....

But the past two years, I have never played a CD i bought. Buy, Rip, Copy (to all the mp3 players around - with the players getting cheaper than a CD itself, this has been an ever growing list - one in car, one in office room, one in travel bag, one in bedroom, one attached to the home theater...the next planned in the loo....)

The little radio I listened to has already moved to podcast subscriptions on iTunes, so effectively an mp3 player takes care of that...and am very close to finishing my first full book completely read on the kindle app....

Are these mp3 players taking over whatever remains of me that Google has left ??