She and me were walking across the roads. It was empty and extended till the horizon. It was just after a heavy shower from the sky and the roads were wet. Still the clouds were spraying the drizzles and the whole scene was like a beautiful poem. The scent in the air was seductive and the cold breeze was kissing my face. That was a perfect situation for me to tell 'I love you' to her. But, what would she respond? She will tell 'I love you too, dear!' and kiss me or reject me straight away. If she doesn't say yes or no. It will push me into still an ambiguous situation. But, the place and the ambience was perfect and I was about to tell her what i had locked inside my mind for several months. When I tried to turn towards her and open my mouth to tell 'I love you', I could feel something. It was her hands touching my shoulders. Oops, I swallowed in. I turned aside and smiled at myself. I could feel her smiling too. She held my shoulders tighter as she walked along with me through the roads. There was no one in the road except too few sheep. I heard her humming some melody. Oh man. She was damn happy.
"Dear, shall I tell you something?" I asked.
Along with the humming tone, she said "hmmmm'.
"Dear, I love you" I said without thinking about anything.
Immediately her hold from my shoulder was off and she stared at me furiously as both of us stopped walking.
Whats next? The arc bobs against a god.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Knowledge then seems to me to be nothing but the perception of the connexion of and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of any of our ideas. In this alone it consists. Where this perception is, there is knowledge, and where it is not, there, though we may fancy, guess, or believe, yet we always come short of knowledge. For when we know that white is not black, what do we else but perceive, that these two ideas do not agree? When we possess ourselves with the utmost security of the demonstration, that the three angles of a triangle are equal to two right ones, what do we more but perceive, that equality to two right ones what do we more but perceive, that equality two right ones does necessarily agree to, and is inseparable from, the three angles of a triangle? A man infallibly knows, as soon as ever he has them in his mind, that the ideas he calls white and round are the very ideas they are; and that they are not other ideas which he calls red or square. Nor can any maxim or proposition in the world make him know it clearer or sure than he did before, and without any such general rule. This then is the first agreement or disagreement which the mind perceives in its ideas; which it always perceives at first sight: and if there ever happened any doubt about it, it will always be found to be about the names, and not the ideas themselves, whose identity are; nor can it possibly be otherwise
Saturday, January 10, 2009
half cup of Urad Daal and another half cup of cup Moong Daal and one Onion finely chopped, one tea spoon Ginger, 1-2 Green Chilies finely chopped, Salt to taste, 1/4 tea spoon of Baking Soda
How to make vada sambhar :
* Pick up, wash and soak daals for three to four hours.
* Care fuly grind them coarsely in a blender.
* Then add onions, ginger, green chilies as required salt and baking powder and mix well and set aside for five to ten minutes.
* Heat oil in a pan or kadhai and deep fry a spoon ful of batter till golden color comes.
* Serve with chutney as a breakfast or sambhar or rasam as a meal.
I want every one to try this out and enjoy the happy meal!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Man, though he have great variety of thoughts, and such from which others as well as himself might receive profit and delight; yet they are all within his own breast, invisible and hidden from others, nor can of themselves be made to appear. The comfort and advantage of society not being to be had without communication of thoughts, it was necessary that man should find out some external sensible signs, whereof those invisible ideas, which his thoughts are made up of, might be made known to others. For this purpose nothing was so fit, either for plenty or quickness, as those articulate sounds, which with so much ease and variety he found himself able to make. Thus we may conceive how words, which were by nature so well adapted to that purpose, came to be made use of by men as the signs of their ideas; not by any natural connexion that there is between particular articulate sounds and certain ideas, for then there would be but one language amongst all men; but by a voluntary imposition, whereby such a word is made arbitrarily the mark of such an idea. The use, then, of words, is to be sensible marks of ideas; and the ideas they stand for are their proper and immediate signification.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Voice over IP is about transmitting voice information across an IP network, for example the Internet. The classical application of VoIP is as a telephone alternative.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is a part of the TCP/IP architecture. The protocol itself offers only a best-effort service: packets can be delivered out of order, corrupted, duplicated or not at all. Also, each packet takes a different amount of time to reach its destination. Applications normally do not use IP itself, but the higher level protocols: TCP, which offers a reliable byte stream service, and UDP, which offers a similar service as IP.
The speech signal is transmitted by digitising tiny pieces of it at regular intervals and sending these to the destination where an analogue signal is reconstructed. For good quality communication, the overall delay should be below 200 ms. Delay variance or jitter should be eliminated through buffering. Speech communication is fairly tolerant to lost or corrupted packets.
When the digitised speech signal is left uncompressed, a bandwidth of 64 kbps is needed for telephone quality communication. Various compression techniques can reduce this amount. The most successful among them model how the speech was produced rather than the signal itself. Various compression standards allow interoperability between applications.
To transmit the speech data, TCP is not a good choice: it has a lot of features which are unnecessary for VoIP, but which increase the overall delay. UDP itself is too simple, but we can extend it: this is the way RTP is used in the TCP/IP architecture. The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) provides information for synchronisation, flow and congestion control and identification. To provide some quality of service (QoS) guarantees, resources can be reserved by using RSVP, the Resource Reservation Protocol.
For VoIP in virtual environments, speech data will have to be sent to several destinations. This can be done in an efficient way by using multicasting. When a packet arrives at the receiver, the voice signal is extracted and a 3D effect is added to it, corresponding to the position of the sender. A sound appears to be localised because of interaural differences. These differences can be captured in Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) which can then be used to recreate localised sound.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Self depends on Consciousness, not on Substance. –Self is that conscious thinking thing, -whatever substance made up of, (whether spiritual or material, simple or compounded, it matters not)-which is sensible or conscious of pleasure and pain, capable of happiness or misery, and so is concerned for itself, as far as that consciousness extends. Thus every one finds that, whilst comprehended under that consciousness, the little finger is as much a part of himself as what is most so. Upon separation of this little finger, should this consciousness go along with the little finger, and leave the rest of the body, it is evident the little finger would be the person, the same person; and self then would have nothing to do with the rest of the body. As in this case it is the consciousness that goes along with the substance, when one part is separate from another, which makes the same person, and constitutes this inseparable self: so it is in reference to substances remote in time. That with which the consciousness of this present thinking thing can join itself, makes the same person, and is one self with it, and with nothing else; and so attributes to itself, and owns all the actions of that thing, as its own, as far as that consciousness reaches, and no further; as every one who reflects will perceive.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
City of Ember is a very nice movie which was released in October 2008. The movie is starring Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan. The story line of the movie is quite different from the other usual movies. This is actually a science fiction fantasy film based on the novel by the same name which was released in 2003. The director has made good hard work in picturizing the story to reality. The thrilling sequences was the very highlight of the movie. I suggest you guys to watch the movie soon and enjoy with your family. The movie was distributed by 20th century fox and Walden media.