May 112011
 
Do You Schmucks Need a Chromebook?

All ye schmucks have heard of a notebook and netbook but does Chromebook ring a bell? Most likely not given your Bollywooded and Kollywooded brains. 😉 Ain’t you putzheads lucky for y’all got SI to walk you through the thicket of technology. What is a Chromebook? Chromebook is Google’s small form factor computer designed for the web. At the core of Chromebook is Google’s web browser Chrome, which is said to have 160-million users currently. Here’s what Chromebook promises: * Boot faster. Say in about 8 seconds. That means your Facebook, blog and other online junk will load faster by […]

Quote of the Day – Higher Apes

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May 112011
 

[H]owever different an ape may fancy he is, the glory of the ape is that as he is now so he always has been, unchangeable and unchanged. – Higher Apes in the upper branches in The Ape p.284 from V.S. Pritchett Complete Collected Stories We’ve read many short stories in a long life but The Ape is certainly one of the more interesting ones. V.S. Pritchett is, of course, a fine storyteller. We recently purchased his Complete Collected Stories and wading through it with great delight.

May 112011
 
Paradise Indian Gwynn Oak Review - Avoid

It’s all fine and dandy to grandly name your restaurant Paradise Indian Cuisine. But if your food turns out to be mediocre, you end up looking silly. The sole consolation of our recent meal at Paradise (1660 Whitehead Court in Gwynn Oak, MD) was that only a few items were obscenely bad. Cold Chutneys at Paradise When an Indian restaurant shovels cold Chutneys to diners it’s a bad sign. At Paradise, both the Coconut and Mint/Green Chutneys were cold. Worse, Coconut Chutney was a tasteless abomination. There was no evidence any green chilies went into its preparation. Thank God, the […]

Tamil Hedge Fund Manager Raj Rajaratnam Convicted

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May 112011
 
Tamil Hedge Fund Manager Raj Rajaratnam Convicted

Sri Lankan Tamil hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam has been found guilty on all 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy by a 12-member jury in New York City. Great day, folks. The Augean Stables of Wall Street are certainly ripe for a thorough cleansing. Raj Rajaratnam is the most well known name to be convicted in the government’s current crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street. Raj Rajaratnam, founder and head of the Galleon Fund, faces up to 19 and a half years in prison. Of course, Rajaratnam will appeal his conviction. Arrayed against Raj Rajaratnam was the prosecution […]