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Man's best friend

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Easy to see why :-)

Avatar

It is not often that you are witness to a human-alien war and you side with the aliens - Avatar is the experience that will bring this change in you.

I'd been hearing about this movie for a long time now, and saw the first visuals only last year. And I was so hoping that it is not one of those movies where the special effects guy takes over as the director. Well it turns out the director here took over as the special effects guy, and found a way to let us peek into his mind and see what he is visualizing. Yes he did do that.

For once you will not feel betrayed at paying the prohibitively costly ticket prices, you might in-fact feel lucky to be able to witness something so path-breaking and so revolutionary for a couple of hundred rupees. As it happened in my case, you will also not mind the long wait for parking, the utterly mis-managed queues for 3D glasses distribution, and the jostling crowds. Yes it is that kind of a movie.

There is nothing much to say about the story, it is fair…

Siamese Fruit

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saw these at the pantry area in my office. Ever seen anything like this?

Opera Browser

This post has been a long time coming (better late than never I guess). I have been a long time user of the Opera browser (around 4 years now) and have been mighty impressed by its performance.

In the sample space of Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 8), Firefox (2, 3 and 3.5), Safari, Chrome and Flock; Opera has come out as the fastest, sleekest, and the first to provide most new features. It is available across all popular platforms and works the same on all of them. I am really not sure why it hasn't as much market share as I believe it should have.  They have also come up with the best mobile browser I have come across.

This is not even remotely a detailed (or superficial) review of the browser. Just wanted to put in a good word for a product that I have come to love.