Microsoft Robotics Studio Released

I had referred to this before and I was eagerly waiting for a release. Well, there you go, Microsoft has released the commercial Robotics Studio (1.0). It is quite exciting and I hope to be able to play around with it some time soon. Yes, you can download it for free for personal use: That means if you are student, …

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The sanctity of a complete album

Does having playlists of mp3s in random order mask the “full album” experience that we used to have a not so long time ago? Back in the tape days, I would have complete albums which I would play and get used to – discovering more songs, hearing the artists’ (or music label’s) version of what they value and in what …

Conversations at SI

Him: What was your undergrad major? Me: Computer Engineering. Him: Wow!!! Me: How about you? Him: Psychology. Me: Wow!!! [We both are interested in Human Computer Interaction]

… I love you … Please Repeat?

Me: What time is it? She: It’s 10:48 pm Me: What day is it? She: The date is Tuesday, December fifth two thousand and six. Me: When is my next appointment? She: Tomorrow at 4:30 pm in 2260 USB Me: Play music She: Do you want to listen by genre, album, artist or anything? Me: Artist She: Do you want …

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Free copy of Microsoft Office 2007

Zdnet had reported a Microsoft give-away which allowed one to get a free copy of Office 2007 or Vista. I jumped at the opportunity and I completed the requirements and this is what Microsoft has to say: Congratulations! You’ve completed the number of Webcasts or vLabs required to receive a free, fully-licensed copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Once we’ve …

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Intel 4004

via Slashdot: The Intel 4004 Processor celebrates it’s 35th Birthday and Intel designs a hands-on 130x magnified processor. It also has a Java simulator. Visit the Intel unofficial website for this at http://www.4004.com. Anyone with some basic knowledge in logic circuits and processor design will be able to easily identify all the parts in the schematic. But, 35 years from …

Wikipedia asking for what content should be freed

Jimmy Wales is asking people to come up with ideas and suggestions about what premium content they would like to be freed up and made available in the public domain if they had the money to do it. Dream big. Imagine there existed a budget of $100 million to purchase copyrights to be made available under a free license. What …

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits – Alchemy Live!

Alchemy version of Sultans of Swing seems to be one of the most beautiful songs ever! He had performed it again when he was in Mumbai – it was really amazing – but not quite like the Alchemy version.

Google’s Privacy Policy for Orkut

I wanted to find out what Google expresses to do with the extremely large amount of information it gathers from its social networking website Orkut. When going through the terms, I was felt happy for a second while I was mid-sentence, but it immediately turned to frown. I will explain why. This was the sentence I was reading. You can …