MH17 Tragedy 2014: The Final Goodbye For The Departed Part 2

MH17

I thought the Dutch had served justice to the victims of the MH17 crash and nothing will top that off but I was wrong. (Image source: Astro)

The Malaysian Government (yes Najib does look sad this time) may have copied what the Dutch have done but it was worth the final send-off & respect before the bodies were passed back to their families for the final goodbyes.… [Click to read the rest] “MH17 Tragedy 2014: The Final Goodbye For The Departed Part 2”

India’s Got Talent 101: Almost Getting Killed Is Not a Talent!

india's got talent

(I have done up Part 3 of the trip to Oriental Paris but that post on India’s Got Talent has to wait for this classic – it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen in Youtube)

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Technology 101: Unsecured Website Astro Now Secured

astro website security

(Validation through email, SMS and PIN number – I really did not expect that from Astro after the earlier snub but then again, it is a welcome change)

A couple of years ago, I highlighted just how unsecured some of the popular websites are and one of them was Astro. I did write to them officially but the response was lukewarm (almost patronizing from the webmasters).

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Tech News 101: Rebooting the Internet Under Attack

internet reboot smartcard

(The smart cards that are going to be a lifeline when the internet comes down and needs someone to reboot it back to normal. Image source: The Guardian)

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Almost Haircut

(Image source: http://www.joelapompe.net)

We were back in Taiping for the holidays and true to my philosophy “Taiping is a rest area”, I did not venture out from the house for the last 3 days we were there.

It was perfect staying in my in-law’s house – there were good programs on Astro, a comfortable bedroom to take short naps (with no one to question), laptop for games & movies and of course, delicious home cooked food.… [Click to read the rest] “Almost Haircut”

Tech News 101: Is Astro Website Best Place to Steal Personal Info?

Astro, Website, Security, Secured

Last year, I blogged about how unsecured was the Astro’s online customer detail maintenance and after several correspondences with them, the matter seems settled then with Astro promising to improve the security details of the website.

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TV Serials 101: Clash of the “Titans”

titans TV serials

ATA – ANTI TELESERIAL ALLIANCE is the way to go now in the clash of the titans. I am going to put up this logo on a permanent basis on my blog until the “war” is won. It could take forever but I don’t give a damn – Logo source: Visithra

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Flavors indeed!


(A film review)

I was watching the movie “Flavors” at Astro couple of days ago and I must say that it was a refreshing Indian Movie. Made entirely outside India, it was a story of Indian staying and working in US and showing different but inter-related sub stories.

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