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Possible attack page

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Swami Nikhilaananda said:
"Check before you click"

There are a lot of malicious sites out there, and they have innumerable ways of getting to you. Some of them give you the software that you need for free (pirated) and they would have put a payload of malware, trojans etc. in it. Or many pornographic sites have had a history of installing random toolbars and embarrassing spyware on your system, some sites that redirect you to some other sites, some lawyer or old lady who has a large amount of money wanting to share that wealth with you for some strange reason (scam, incidentally) and so on...

Of course, you are aware of these. I just found a new one, and thought I must share it with you guys. I got a mail from facebook, which the facebook team had sent. A very neatly designed mail, that masquerades exactly like the facebook type pages. Just have a look at it

(Just click on the image to enlarge)

It says that the facebook tem has sent me a message. It also has the mail domain name …

Nine words women use

Swami Nikhilaananda said:
"When I had opened the empty book titled 'What do men know about women', I nodded and said that it was going to be a best-seller"

A very interesting mail that I received. But it seems to be very true

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Nine words women use...

1.) Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2.) Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3.) Nothing
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

4.) Go Ahead
This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5.) Loud Sigh
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you a…

How to make a scrapbook

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Swami Nikhilaananda said:
"Memories can be cherished over the years if they are recorded beautifully"

After being together with your friends for four years, you find that pretty soon, things are going to change drastically. People will move in different directions to pursue their own goals in life, and staying in touch is next to impossible. Probably writing on the wall on facebook, or perhaps on some days chatting, as most of the times, timezones and work would prevent you from doing this.

So, I thought that the perfect way to, have memories etched permanently is to create a scrapbook of some kind, where you can store memories forever. The following is MY interpretation of how a scrapbook can be designed. If you liked it, please do drop in a mail or comment. Also, let me know your suggestions.

This scrapbook is designed for a group of people, and therefore, it is not feasible to use conventional paper, glue, photo sticking and writing. Therefore, the entire scrapbook will be de…

The Buffalo Theory

Swami Nikhilaananda said:
"The buffalo theory definitely is a law worth remembering while working in a group"

The buffalo theory is something that I remember from a long time. It goes as follows
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.And this is something that I completely agree with. Many times, when you are working in a group project or activity, that involves the participation of a certain number of people, the overall progress of the project or activity is dependent on everyone. You might be really good, but then, If there are elements that are slow, then the overall performance drops due to these weak links.

Interestingly, there is another quote that says that the chain breaks at th…

The One Way Street

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Swami Nikhilaananda said:
"When life is out to screw you, the whole universe conspires to ensure that it happens"



[Artistick makes fun of Bangalore Traffic here]

This is the current road network close to PESIT on Ring Road where the road branches out to connect to the Nice road.

There is a lot of traffic that comes from the short cut that connects Mysore Road to the Ring Road, because one can avoid the traffic signal and jams at Nayandahalli. However, at this junction, if you go on the right, you can directly join the Ring Road, and saves you about 800 metres of driving, which you would have to do if you took a left. So, people used to do this. They then put a 'No Right Turn' board at point A... Now, all traffic continued to go on the right, and I was one of the handful who thought to myself "I will have no moral right to criticise others for breaking rules, if I myself am breaking them" and started taking a left at that junction.

Then God (in association with t…