Sunday, November 12, 2006
An inside look at Sony's Next Generation Console

For those who haven't heard about it, PS3 or PlayStation 3 is the next generation or (third generation) of Sony's gaming console which was released in Japan yesterday on November 11 and is going to release in North America on November 17. I wont be around for the launch but I hope I am going to see lots of them early next year. Until then I suggest you browse some pictures of this beautiful console and some early looks of the cell processer, RSX chip and other parts of the console. Cell processor is jointly manufactured by Sony, IBM and Toshiba and packs a massive 22+ Ghz of power in its 7 cores with each running on approximately 3.2 Ghz frequency. You can also download and install Folding(AT)home project by standford university and can run it in the background to utilize the maximum power of this machine for some good use. Here's how cell processor looks in its package:

Cell Processor inside PS3

You can see more PS3 pictures here in a translated version of a Japanese site.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006
It was Einstein, they say?

Ya I know the title looks a bit wierd but believe me after reading following conversation you'll be sure to say that it was Einstein, they say. I got this on my mail from a very dear friend of mine and I couldn't resist my self from sharing it with everyone. So here it goes:

A Teacher asked the student: "Did God create everything that exists?"

The student couldn't respond to that statement causing the professor to conclude that he had "proved" that "belief in God" was a fairy tale, and therefore worthless.

Another student raised his hand and asked the professor, "May I pose a question? ",

"Of course" answered the professor.

The young student stood up and sked : "Professor does Cold exists?"

The professor answered, "What kind of question is that?...Of course the cold exists... haven't you ever been cold?"

The young student answered, "In fact sir, Cold does not exist. According to the laws of Physics, what we consider cold, in fact is the absence of heat. Anything is able to be studied as long as it transmits energy (heat). Absolute Zero is the total absence of heat, but cold does not exist. What we have done is create a term to describe how we feel if we don't have body heat or we are not hot." "And, does Dark exist?", he continued.

The professor answered "Of course".

This time the student responded, "Again you're wrong, Sir. Darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in fact simply the absence of light. Light can be studied,
darkness can not. Darkness cannot be broken down. A simple ray of light tears
the darkness and illuminates the surface where the light beam finishes. Dark is
a term that we humans have created to describe what happens when there's lack of

Finally, the student asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"

The professor replied, "Of course it exists, as I mentioned at the beginning, we see violations, crimes and violence anywhere in the world, and those things are evil."

The student responded, "Sir, Evil does not exist. Just as in the previous cases, Evil is a term which man has created to describe the result of the absence of God's presence in the hearts of man.

After this, the professor bowed down his head, and didn't answer back.

The young man's name was ALBERT EINSTEIN, they say :)

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