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BSNL DataOne Modem Charges slashed down!

28-November-2006 Leave a comment

BSNL has revised monthly lease charges and sale value of ADSL modems for broadband connections as per following details:

Now, you can purchase the Type-IV modem for Rs.1800/-
Official News Link

These changes are applicable with effect from 01-Dec-2006. All other terms and conditions remain the same.

NEWS FOR BROADBAND GAMERS:

BSNL has decided to introduce Gaming Service in association with M/s. India Games (I.G.) to BSNL Broadband customers. The Gaming Service will be available under the following two packages – Standard and Premium
Official News Link

Categories: Broadband, BSNL

IE 7 Less Vulnerable than Firefox 2?

24-November-2006 Leave a comment


According to reports, Mozilla Firefox 2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE) are both vulnerable to a bug that steals the login-id and password of users, with the help of a fake log-in page.

The bug has been dubbed as “Reverse Cross Site Request vulnerability” (RCSR) by Robert Chapin, who first discovered the flaw.

For complete article, visit TechTree India

Thanks Rati for the Link

Categories: Browsers

Orkut meets GTalk

15-November-2006 Leave a comment

Orkut members will be able to text message and voice chat with other members of the community if they choose to communicate in that way. Google believes the new functions might add a sense of immediacy to member interaction on the social networking site. Now you can find the Orkut Friends online on your GTalk Chat and send the Orkut scraps directly from GTalk.

Categories: Google

Google introduces 5 New features to GMail

15-November-2006 Leave a comment

Recently, Google introduced 5 new features in GMail.

1) Reply on top
No more scrolling to the bottom of a long message to find the “Reply” link. Now there’s a Reply button right on top, along with a lot of other options under the little dropdown arrow.

2) Embarassment-reducing new message notifications
Ever replied to a message only to find out that someone sent a better, smarter reply right before you? Now, if someone sends a reply while you’re in the middle of reading a conversation (or replying to it), you’ll get a notification that a new message has arrived. Click “update conversation” to see what you’ve missed.

3) Forward all
When viewing a conversation, use the new “Forward all” link on the right if you want to forward the entire conversation instead of just one message.

4) Chat even when your friends are offline
Chatting in Gmail just keeps getting better. Now, if you’re chatting with a friend who goes offline, your friend will be able to see whatever you were typing the next time he or she goes online.

5) Get Gmail on your mobile phone
It’s new and it’s fast. To try it for yourself, point your phone to gmail.com/app

Source : GMail Official Website

Categories: Google

DB2 UDB – Truncate Tables

8-November-2006 1 comment

DB2 – Equivalent to SQL Server/Oracle TRUNCATE command

Problem
This technote describes how to delete the contents of a table with minimal logging overhead

Solution
Use the LOAD or IMPORT command in REPLACE mode, and import an input file with no rows. This will cause the table to be truncated with very little or no logging overhead.

There are two ways to do this in DB2® Universal Database™ (DB2 UDB). A fast way is perform an IMPORT REPLACE with a delimited file that contains no rows, for example:

import from c:\ixf\rep.del of del replace into testvar

IMPORT is usually the best choice, because it does not lock the table space. If the table has many active pages in the bufferpool, LOAD will be faster, as IMPORT will flush the bufferpool. LOAD must be used if the target table has referential integrity dependencies or summary tables defined on it. In DB2 UDB Version 7 and earlier, LOAD requires exclusive access to the table space. If you plan to use LOAD a lot, put each table that gets LOADed (or uses LOAD to be emptied) in its own table space, or use IMPORT REPLACE.

Note that on UNIX® and Linux® platforms, you can also IMPORT or LOAD from /dev/null

Categories: DB2 UDB

MS. DEWEY – A Microsoft Creation

6-November-2006 Leave a comment


MsDewey.com – Check this funny Microsoft Live Search. It makes use of Flash, hence takes a very loooooooong time to load. Keep noticing the acting of Ms.Dewey. To enjoy the fun, you need to have your speakers turned on. This is powered by Microsoft Live Search.

It does internet search, but I am really unhappy with its performance. Its really tooooo slow. For serious search, do not forget to click here :-).

By the way, do try these keywords and see her response – “Bill Gates”, “Microsoft”, “Boxing”, “Video”, “Channel 9”, “Google”, “Apple”. And if you leave her alone for too long, she demands attention !

Categories: Uncategorized

Ash turns 33 – 01/Nov/2006

1-November-2006 Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to Aishwarya Rai!

Aishwarya Rai (born November 1, 1973) is an Indian actress and former fashion model. She was awarded the Miss World title in 1994. Aishwarya Rai has also acted in Telugu, Bengali, Tamil and English films.

Although frequently the subject of gossip column speculation about an imminent Hollywood career, it was only in 2004 that Rai finally acted in a foreign film, when British director Gurinder Chadha hired her to play the heroine in Bride and Prejudice, a Hollywood-funded but Bollywood-ized version of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. The movie came just shy of breaking even at the US box office but earned over 400% return on investment in global revenue.

Aishwarya’s latest movie Umrao Jaan releases this Friday. I wish her all the best for a successfull career.

Categories: Bollywood