Monday, November 26, 2012

Warp drive….now being developed at warp speed…!!!

Ahh.. warp drive… Even the term brings back fond memories of Star Trek!

For the un-initiated, or people still living under rocks,

Warp drive is a hypothetical faster-than-light (FTL) propulsion system in the setting of many science fiction works, most notably Star Trek. A spacecraft equipped with a warp drive may travel at apparent speeds greater than that of light by many orders of magnitude, while circumventing the relativistic problem of time dilation. In contrast to many other fictional FTL technologies, such as a "jump drive" or the Infinite Improbability Drive, the warp drive does not permit instantaneous travel between two points; instead, warp drive technology creates an artificial "bubble" of normal space-time that surrounds the spacecraft (as opposed to entering a separate realm or dimension like hyperspace, as is used in the Star Wars, Stargate franchise, Warhammer 40,000, Babylon 5 and Andromeda universes). Consequently, spacecraft at warp velocity can continue to interact with objects in "normal space". Some of the other fictions in which warp drive technology is featured include: Stars!, Freelancer, EVE Online, Earth and Beyond, StarCraft, Mass Effect, DarkSpace, Starship Troopers, Doctor Who, Halo and Star Ocean.

(*Above courtesy Wikipedia)

Although hypothetical is a pretty speculative term in itself (considering that a 100 years back, majority of current innovations were hypothetical), NASA physicist Harold White has boldly stated that he and his fellow NASA members are developing a faster-than-light warp drive!

Did you hear? Faster than light!

Yeah right! But what about this guy?

Well, Harold has no intention of angering the Relativity Gods as all development and implementation of this Warp speed would be without violating Einstein's law of relativity. So there! Now, all should be well!

Read here the full Sci-Fi inspired real world implementation of the Warp drive!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I am reading - John Dies at the End

File:John Dies at the End.jpg

I am currently creating highly excited neurons in my head with stuff out of…

“John Dies at the End”

From the W’pedia -

John Dies at the End is a comedic horror novel written by Jason Pargin (published under the pseudonym David Wong) that was first published online as a webserial beginning in 2001, then as an edited manuscript in 2004 and printed paperback in 2007 via Permuted Press. An estimated 70,000 people read the free online versions before they were removed in September 2008. Thomas Dunne Books published the story with additional material as a hardcover on September 29, 2009.[1]

Personally, I genuinely feel that this book kicks some serious ass!

A sample quote…

“Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 percent of the universe, and they don't know what it is. Well I do. It's apathy. That's the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a F*ck.”

About the author -

David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, online humorist, National Lampoon contributor, and editor in chief of He is the author of John Dies at the End.

Get this, you won’t regret it one bit… I promise. You can scourge the web if you want a copy of the same in epub or .mobi version.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This is just plain awesome! 25 Years Of Cell Phones In A Single Image

A Single Image!

Can you imagine!?!

Don’t stress, just check this out!

Courtesy NTT docomo, who is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the evolution of mobile phone handset technology. Check it out…NOW!

UPDATE: Check the video too – (direct link for Vimeo non-lovers)

evolution of the mobile phone by docomo from designboom on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Need your (official) windows laptop/desktop to stay awake? Try Caffeine!



If your company’s group policy has necessitated “system in-activity auto lock”, and you need to do otherwise, caffeine will keep it awake.

The application is having a very small footprint, and works by simulating a key-press once every 59 seconds. So, your diligent machine thinks that you're still working at the keyboard. Hence, no locking the screen!

Just download and add the executable to the (Windows 7 –> Start Menu –> All Programs –> StartUp). You are done!

Get it now ( (14k)), and thank me later!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We are in JSMAG! The JavaScript Magazine!

November 2012

After having ourselves in our own 2-megawatt spotlight in October’s GroovyMag, we are now having a nice reflowing write-up in JSMag

Below excerpt From the JSMag site -

JavaScript & DOM Reflows - Why Reflow Is Expensive And How To Minimize It - Chetan Khurana & Chandan Luthra

If you use JavaScript for your web development, you need to know about DOM reflows. Here we discuss what reflows are and why they happen. We also go through ways to minimize reflow issues in order to improve java-script performance.

I suggest all my JS inclined friends to go ahead and check it out!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

JAVA ALERT! - A Busy Developer's Guide to RESTful Services in Java


I came across this good DZone article today (A Busy Developer's Guide to RESTful Services in Java)

A very good read describing the important aspects of Restful basics; for people who want to know the nuances of REST based Web Services; also provides a great comparison with the traditional Web Services (SOAP/WSDL)!

Nicely done and should be helpful!

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