Juxtaposition by the haemoglobin of the atmosphere !
There is certainly something wrong !! I lost most of my regular readers here in V-Lokam and I wonder what the reason is. Like Kanagu had mentioned in his anniversary post, I don’t find any of those old bloggers who were so damn active, once upon a time. Is it because those people have become very busy and responsible in their respective lives (does that mean I am completely jobless in any way?) or is it because I don’t write anything that’s readable? If it’s the latter, then I really cant help it. Though I started off this whole blog thingy for some other purpose, these days I use this space only for having some fun. After all the pressure at work, spending some time with you guys here and over at your place is a feeling that’s beyond words. Moreover, I don’t think writing a serious issue or something ‘worthwhile’ would suit me at all now and I might end up losing even more visitors 😉
Or it could also be because of swine flu ? That’s right, the new super hero in town! You never know !!! Swines have never been this famous; I have never seen people taking swines this seriously before!!! You bite your tongue while having a hot samosa, you blame swine flu ! You cross the road and get hit by a lorry, you blame swine flu ! You don’t blog or you don’t get comments for your posts, you blame swine flu ! Till a couple of months, all those were because of recession. No body cares about the economy or poor old recession anymore !!
And why are diseases named after poor animals? In the past, we have had Rat fever, Chicken pox, Mad cow disease, Bird flu and a remotely close chikungunya. Why would anyone want to name a disease chikun-guniya when it is supposed to be mosquito-gunya???? Cmon, now which animal are we going to target next? Do these animals even know that they are being used this way? And arent the animal activists going to react for all this ? 😀 😀 😀 I hate the way the animals are treated. A.I.D.S. has such a complicated abbreviation; we could have named the disease with a little more easier name, like the ‘Crazy-Human disease’, but we didn’t !!!
Hmm…I am really not going to understand people and their mentality. A couple of months back, when Chennai was supposed to follow the mandatory helmet rule, no one bothered to even buy one. Now that Swine Flu has come into the picture, everyones got one on their head; even the pillion riders! Like you die only because of Swine flu and you don’t when a state bus runs over your head! I am not kidding, but some idiot actually stole my helmet last week. I am sure that rogue would be suffering from a disease worse than Swine Flu after wearing that stinking helmet of mine. Hmmmpphh !!! I mean, its weird when you look around yourself these days, isn’t it? Suddenly, you find a lot of surgeons walking on the streets! And even at the theatres last Friday, I kept wondering if I was in an operation theatre instead of a movie theatre! It is funny, but at the same time, scary. My personal and office inbox are clogged with mails on swine flu. Oh yeah, even blogs ! Theres a lot of information and I don’t do anything about it except for the occasional hand and face wash. Btw, out of those warnings that I got, this particular mail sent by my bro really stood out :
Any warning on Swine flu out there? Be careful..don’t go for movies and places where you can expect a lot of crowd ; and since its you, make sure that any slightest irritation or symptom of any illness, go to the doctor…don’t presume the position of a doctor . You are not presently qualified for such a position, if you didn’t already know.
Oh now you know that sarcasm runs in our blood !! My bro writes really well and it would be great if he blogged some day. But he promised to do a guest post here someday !! He is ‘the saintly sinner’ who occasionally drops over at this space and leaves a nuclear bomb of a comment.
Speaking of comments, if you guys thought I leave irrelevant and idiotic comments, have a look at what a maniac commented in a MICROSOFT forum :
Apologies if this is the incorrect area for this question.
I’ve noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.
I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase from arcade). I generally don’t travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the I am having the same results.
My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB’s = 6oz? I dread the day I need a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.
Thanks in advance!
A support engineer from MICROSOFT even replied for that comment :
Thank you for posting on Microsoft Answers Forum.
If we understand your question correctly, there is no possible way that copying files or installing programs is increasing the weight of your laptop. Also, the same with your Xbox, downloading games from the Arcade will not increase the weight of your Game Console. Just to explain a little bit more as to why the hard drive will not “gain weight”; if you were to look inside a hard drive you would see what would resemble a record player. There are small platters that resemble the record then you have a read/write head attached to an arm. The platters are coated with tiny magnetic particles when the hard drive gets “written on” the read/write head simply alters the polarity of the millions of different little sections on different parts of the hard drive. So when you write on a hard drive you don’t really “Write” on it, you rearrange things on it, and because of that the weight doesn’t change.
If we are misunderstanding your question please clarify so that we may further assist you.
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
And check out what some of the others have got to say :
I’m afraid I have to disagree with you on this one. The fact is that the equation to which you refer (discovered in the XVIIII century, by Lineus Torvaldus) involves gigabytes AND giggawatts (as opposed to your “jiggawatts” which have been deprecated). The correct form is>
“weight of data equals gigabytes divided by giggawatts”
Basic algebra shows that g/g=1, so
Divide both sides by D…
w(D/D) = 1/D
thus eliminating (D/D) it renders.
w = 1/D
Which reads: “The weight is the inverse of the Data”
This is the formal mathematical proof that the more data you store, the LESS the computer weights.
If anything, this person should put his hamburger ON TOP of the laptop, to act as a paperwieght.
I am glad you brought this up actually.
I don’t think this is just a technology problem. The other day, I was reading one of those MS press books (One of the Thick ones) and towards the end of the book (after reading it for about three hours) I wanted to get up for a glass of water and use the toilet eventually.
But, here’s when a strange thing happened. As i was about to get up (I usually read in bed) my head was so heavy that I couldn’t get up. I roughly estimate the wheight increase ~564.32 grams.
Well, I attributed this phenomena to the amount of information that got stored in my brain during that time (Notice the similarity there ? )
I eventually fell asleep and when I woke up a few hours later to take the MS exam guess what?!? My head was light again, and I consequently failed the Exam as I couldn’t remember anything a read on that book.
Based on my experience, what I would suggest, is turn the laptop off, leave it like that for a few hours and then you can carry it around without risking to break your back. You might risk to loose your data but hey, your health is more important.
I hope that helps
Ok, here is the link; go and have some more laughs. Its insane, I tell you !!!
I guess I should stop this post right here. Oh btw, the title has nothing to do with whatever that’s written up there, just that both don’t make any sense. But I was sure you guys would have read this far to see how the title and the post are related !!!
See ya all !! This is Vimmuuu signing off. Have a wonderful Sunday and please keep the swines away from you !!
(For the uninitiated, ‘Juxtaposition by the haemoglobin of the atmosphere’ is part of the Amar Akbar Anthony song, My Name is Anthony Gonzalves)