Gang of 6...

This blog belongs to 6 ex COE students of NSIT... Though, now, we are all in separate places, studying or working, we hope to remain in touch with each other lest we forget the great time we had back in college. This blog is an attempt to achieve the same. Here's to us...!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


THE World Cup is back, and this time its going to be really fun (if you forget that the 1st round is part of the whole thing :P ). Round of 8 would be interesting, 24 matches among the top 8 teams! Though these top 8 teams are very closely matched, Aus SA and Ind should go through to the semis comfortably, i am sure gaurav would disagree with me :P . But fight for the fourth place would be exciting, still the more likely scenario would be NZ or SL going through, i mean Pak has lost its bowlers to dope; Eng plays with only 2 batsmen, collingwood can be called that after embarrassing the aussies, and flintoff; WI though have the home advantage, dont have enough match winners, and their bowling is a bit suspect. But you never know, kuch bhi ho sakta hai....

now to the interesting ques, who should/will be in the finals.... Aus has won too much recently, they got to loose sometime and they will probably in the semis itself, it helps that many key players are injured :P . But if they find a few more Husseys.... it might be a third straight wc win.
South Africa should reach the finals this time, ab to bahut ho chuka.... they are the now the No 1 team officially, that should boost their confidence and motivation levels and prevent them from doing silly things they are famous for... :D . The second finalist should be India, their batting is good, pace attack is solid, experience of 03 would help but more importantly it could be the last wc for sachin and sourav, they would want to win it.
In the finals whoever bats first will win, unless they get out for a really really low score, because neither team is capable of chasing a decent total in the finals.

Now the sad part, saare matches raat ko aayenge aur subah khatam honge... boohoohoo..

I have one question : why do people hide their identity on the net? i mean you hide behind a pseudonym if your intentions are wrong, you want to avoid publicity (some authors do this).... is there any other reason, am i missing something? even you guys have fancy usernames...why?
(i agree even i tried them, probably because everyone used them, ab main to gadha hoon, per tum log...).
in real world our identity is constantly verifierd, we have all sorts of id cards for this purpose, so why not in the virtual world?

one good news, my btp has finally seen some progress, finally got a paper to implement thanks to STC and ashish, hurray!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Very interesting...

This is the product of a research undertaken to study the baisc human usage over the net. The image is a 24-hour clock showing what people look for at different times of the day. The font size is proportional to the no. of times the term appears in an hour.. This data was collated from over 1997-2000 with the innermost ring representing 1997.

Some very interesting observations can be made:


* There appears to be a dramatic shift away from chat and towards information retrieval between 1997 and 2000.
* People are diurnal - search activity dies down at night and picks up again as people get up for work.


* It is clear that chat is most prevalent when people are home (evening). You can see chat frequency starting to grow around 11am, dominating by 5pm, and tapering off around 1am. It is supplanted by sex around 5am.
* It seems people are curious about adult topics throughout the day. You can see sex jump in frequency around 11pm, reaching a climax around 2am (no pun intended) and dying down to nominal levels by 5am. However, since everyone is in bed, it clings to the top spot until pictures jumps to life, snatching the top spot as people roll out of bed.
* Secondary terms are interesting as well. Entertainment oriented terms are popular in the afternoon and evening. University and software make their main appearance during the work day (8am-5pm). Warez makes it into the top five from 5am-7am thanks to late-night pirates and people who can’t get to sleep.


* Chat and pictures vie for the top spot starting around 5pm, continuing until 2am. However, mp3s (and download) make a strong appearance, especially at night.

1999 & 2000

* These two years are similar, and so I've grouped them for brevity. The data shows chat, mp3s and porn begin to lose out to information, which dominates around the clock. MP3 remain popular in 1999. By 2000, e-commerce has matured; people are increasingly searching for things to buy.

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