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The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good.
Greed is right.
Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind.
And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA
That has become a mantra of sorts on Wall Street, thanks to Oliver Stone and Stanley Weiser. Twenty-one years ago, the two paired up to make the film Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.
Now , 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a sequel (called Money Never Sleeps) to 1987’s Wall Street. The modern-day story will again center on Gordon Gekko, who has recently been sprung from prison and re-emerges into a much more tumultuous financial world than the one he once lorded over. The Bud Fox character, played by Charlie Sheen in the original, will not appear in the latest incarnation.
Seems like it is the perfect time for sequel to movie Wall Street when the economy is in crisis and the markets are in freefall.
Robert Collier (don’t know who he is) once said “A single idea / the sudden flash of a thought / may be worth a million dollars.” Well , Google has just proved this to be true . Infact Google is offering 10 Million Dollars for that “Single Idea” which can change the world by helping as many people as possible.
Google has recently launched project 10100 (pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”). Here is how it works
1. Send in your idea before October 20th
2. Selection of one hundred ideas will be put forward with, the public, to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas.
3. Google will bring those ideas to life.
- Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
- Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
- Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
- Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
- Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?
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Mr Zardari described Republican vice presedential candidate Palin as “Gorgeous” . “You look so gorgeous. Now, I know why the whole of America is crazy about you,” Zardari said, while receiving Palin, also the Governor of Alaska, at the Millenium Hotel in New York.”You are so nice,” 44-year-old Palin, a former Miss Wasilla runner up in Alaska beauty pageant, told Zardari, husband of slain former Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto.An aide of Zardari then told the two to keep shaking hands for the cameras.”I’m supposed to pose again,” said Palin, who has energised the Republican Presidential nominee John McCain’s camp.”If he’s (aide) insisting, I might hug,” 53-year-old Zardari replied, for which Palin smiled politely in response.
Now that we’ve had a taste of what the T-Mobile G1 offers, CNET compares it with other phones on the market and see if it brings anything different to the table.
1. Design – The combination of a touch screen and a keyboard isn’t new of course, but I thought it would be good to remind people that others exist. The HTC Touch Pro is a Windows Mobile device that has both a touch screen and a keyboard, while the LG Voyager is a non-smartphone with both a touch screen and a keyboard as well. That said, the addition of a QWERTY keyboard does make it a little more easy to use than touch-screen-only devices like the Apple iPhone or the Samsung Instinct. Also note that so far, it seems that the G1 has a removable battery while the iPhone does not.
2. Interface – Of course, we won’t be able to really tell the difference between the G1 and that of other touch-screen phones until we get one in our hands, but from the demo, it appears that you use the touch screen just like you would with the others. You swipe the touch screen to switch pages and scroll down menus, and you tap an application to open it. However, you can also hold down something (or a long press) to open up options. Just like the LG Dare, the T-Mobile G1 lets you drag and drop any application to the home screen as a convenient shortcut.
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Since the G1 runs an operating system made by Google, it only makes sense that it has excellent search capabilities. Just like that on the Helio Ocean, the G1 has something called one-click contextual search, which lets you search your contacts as well as the Web just by typing in a few letters and hitting Enter. We’ll know more about the G1’s interface once we try it out for ourselves.
Another important factor: The G1 has copy and paste.
3. Connectivity – The G1 is one of the first devices to work on T-Mobile’s 3G network. It also works on both Wi-Fi and 3G, and has quad-band GSM plus dual-band UMTS, which means it will work abroad as well. The iPhone has both Wi-Fi and 3G, but only has tri-band GSM, while both the Instinct and the Dare are CDMA with EV-DO and don’t have Wi-Fi. The HTC Touch Pro has Wi-Fi, 3G, and a quad-band GSM version, but is not yet available in the U.S. The G1 has Bluetooth but not stereo Bluetooth, similar to the iPhone. Other devices like the Instinct and Dare do have stereo Bluetooth. Also, the G1 does not allow tethering as a modem, which most Windows Mobile smartphones allow.
4. Messaging – Like most other phones, the G1 has e-mail and instant messaging with special preference given to Gmail and Google Talk. It doesn’t have Exchange support out of the box, which both the iPhone and the Instinct do (and of course every Windows Mobile smartphone out there). But if you’re a Gmail fan, you’ll love the push Gmail on the G1. Also unlike the iPhone, the G1 does have multimedia messaging, plus you can multitask applications while chatting. There’s a “windowshade” that you can pull down on the G1 to retrieve an ongoing instant message conversation.
5. Browser – The G1 has a full HTML browser present on most touch-screen phones as well as most Windows Mobile smartphones, so there’s nothing new there. It has onscreen controls to zoom in and out, which is a different than the pinching method of the iPhone, but quite similar to other devices. You can open multiple pages and share Web pages as well. The one difference is that it uses Webkit, an open-source browser built to be lean and fast.
6. Location-based services – Here’s where the G1 really makes a difference. It comes with Google Maps Street View built-in, providing you with a street view of any location covered with Google Maps. It also comes with compass mode with the scene on the screen moving as you do. No other phone supports this Street View application just yet. It doesn’t have applications like Where or Buddy Beacon built-in, but with the Android Market application store, I can’t imagine it’ll take too long for more location-based applications to be available.
7. Media – One of the big news of the day is that the G1 is the first phone to offer a mobile version of Amazon’s MP3 store, providing a viable alternative to the iTunes store on the iPhone. This is major news and the implications of it are far larger than can be covered here. Suffice to say that Apple better watch its back. As for the music player, I’m not sure if it’ll provide podcasting support yet, but even if it doesn’t, I’m sure a third-party application will be available for it. The G1 also comes with a 3-megapixel camera, which is better than the iPhone’s, but otherwise not too groundbreaking. I liked that you can trim and crop the image directly on the phone and then drag and drop the image to the home screen, which is similar to the LG Dare.
PS: It also appears that the G1 has voice dialing.
Frank Caliendo at his best
Also watch this one where Bush makes fun of himself (really)
A true story based around Cidade de Deus (City of God) , a housing project which becomes the most dangerous place in Rio De Janerio.The movie tells story of many characters (All through the eyes of a single narrator). This is a must watch movie (though in Portuguese language , with subtitles in English). The tag line of the the movie is “Fight and you’ll never survive , Run and you’ll never escape.”
A definite 9/10