Frankly Speaking - Answers... Again!!!!!!!!

Posted by redthil On 4/27/2009 07:35:00 AM

i think this time, a lil tough ones, than the previous one. most of the questions, i'm thinking it for the first time.. so, tried to be as frank as i can be.. anyways, enjoy...

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
Go for an outing, leave ur sadness (if any), come back afresh...

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
Always had two types of Dreams.. Short & Long Term... If Short, like getting an mobile or lappy or SLR or Car (My 4 GFs, impressed 3, eyeing on the 4th one) , i would make sure that money is not just wasted in those... If Long, like travelling into outer-space, i wont return... ;)

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
i have to practice yoga and aasanas for that...

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
4GF is still left for me... and of-course Long-Term Dream.. Waiting for you to give it to me...

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
May be.. But for sure, my lover would be my best-friend from then.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
i would rate 2nd as more blessed. whatever it is, someone is blessed.

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
Until my parents find "someone" else.

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
Same as Question 1

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? your gf/bf or an actress/actor?
"All the world's a stage..." - i always keep this in mind.

10. What takes you down the fastest?
whatever it may be, someother thing will bring me up thousand times faster than that.

11. How do you see yourself at this time ten years down the line?
In some part of the world, definitely not in India, playing with kids in swing.

12. What’s your fear?
I always fear on what will make me fear.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
One - Expert in cooking, atleast prepares nice dosa.
Two - who likes to see everyone around him, be happy, like how he is.. :P

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
try both... but always, a Poor Kid

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
make sure that i switch off my alarm before it shouts, so that it wont wake my brother.

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
i would like to know what 'all'? and in what 'relationship'?

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
its always sequential you kno..

18. Would you forgive and forget, no matter how horrible a thing someone has done?
All i need is, refer: Question 1.

19.Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?
Again, 2nd.

20. List 2 people to tag.
Chandrasekar (want him to start bloggin again)
Harsha (macha... enjoy maadi..)

According to the Press Release by Reserve Bank Of India on 26th March,

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation new coins of Rs.10/- (Bi-metallic) issued by Government of India on the following theme: -

"Connectivity and Information Technology"

Shape and outside diameter


Outer ring metal composition

Centre piece metal composition

27 millimetres

7.71 gms
(Outer ring: 4.45 gms. and
Centrepiece: 3.26 gms.)

Aluminium Bronze

Cupro Nickel













This face of the coin is divided into three portions with two horizontal lines. The centre portion shall bear the "Lion Capitol" of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "mel³ecesJe pe³eles" inscribed below.

The top portion contains word India in Hindi and English. The bottom portion contains the year in International Numerals.


In the upper periphery, the outward radiating pattern depicts growth and connectivity. In the centre, there shall be denominational value "10" in International Numerals and in Lower periphery the word RUPEES in Hindi and English.

The new Rupee Ten coin is a legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906.

"greenwashing" sins

Posted by redthil On 4/16/2009 02:11:00 PM

When i hear the word "sin", the first thing which comes to my mind is "Untouchability is a sin. Untouchability is a crime. Untouchability is inhuman." These are the three sentences which shows up in the Title Page of Any Text Book in TamilNadu (India). Thats fine, but whats this "greenwashing" sin???

Its election time, hence you will be familiar with the word "whitewashing" - a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context. In similar terms, "Greenwashing" is defined as "the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service."

Perfect example for this would be, these days, in this tough recession times, most of companies say that the company is "going green". But actually, they are into cost-cutting measures, which they claim otherwise. (Not all, but most companies do that) Though their intention is Cost-Cutting.

So, how can we say that, a company is greenwashing? According to An Environmental Marketing Company named "terraChoice", A company is greenwashing if it commits ANY of the following 7ven SINS:

Sin of the Hidden Trade-off
A claim suggesting that a product is ‘green’ based on a narrow set of attributes without attention to other important environmental issues. Paper, for example, is not necessarily environmentally-preferable just because it comes from a sustainably-harvested forest. Other important environmental issues in the paper-making process, such as greenhouse gas emissions, or chlorine use in bleaching may be equally important.

Sin of No Proof
An environmental claim that cannot be substantiated by easily accessible supporting information or by a reliable third-party certification. Common examples are facial tissues or toilet tissue products that claim various percentages of post-consumer recycled content without providing evidence.

Sin of Vagueness
A claim that is so poorly defined or broad that its real meaning is likely to be misunderstood by the consumer. ‘All-natural’ is an example. Arsenic, uranium, mercury, and formaldehyde are all naturally occurring, and poisonous. ‘All natural’ isn’t necessarily ‘green’.

Sin of Worshiping False Labels
A product that, through either words or images, gives the impression of third-party endorsement where no such endorsement exists; fake labels, in other words.

Sin of Irrelevance
An environmental claim that may be truthful but is unimportant or unhelpful for consumers seeking environmentally preferable products. ‘CFC-free’ is a common example, since it is a frequent claim despite the fact that CFCs are banned by law.

Sin of Lesser of Two Evils
A claim that may be true within the product category, but that risks distracting the consumer from the greater environmental impacts of the category as a whole. Organic cigarettes could be an example of this Sin, as might the fuel-efficient sport-utility vehicle.

Sin of Fibbing

Environmental claims that are simply false. The most common examples were products falsely claiming to be Energy Star certified or registered.

It also reports its Key Findings this year as:

  • Greenwashing is still abundant, with over 98% of ‘green’ products committing at least one of the Sins.
  • Kids (toys & baby products), cosmetics and cleaning products (diapers, toothpaste, and window cleaner, for example) are the three categories where green claims – and greenwashing – are most common.
  • Legitimate eco-labeling is almost twice as common in this study (23% of products) as it was last year (14% of products).
  • More products are making environmental claims. In stores that were visited in both 2007 and 2008/2009, the number of ‘green’ products increased by 40% to 176% per store.
  • Greenwashing is an international challenge.
Hope this post is just a starting for creating awareness among people on this on-growing sins committed be most of companies around the world.

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Mesmerizing Red!!!!

Posted by redthil On 4/14/2009 07:53:00 AM

Like the pure white Jasmine's scent
In the soft Rose petals
With the brightness of Sunflower's yellow
The colour ReD mesmerizes me... Always.

But I will still, I will still love you...

Posted by redthil On 4/10/2009 11:13:00 AM

Time may take us apart, but I will still love you. I promise
And when the stars, stars are falling, I'll keep calling
I promise that you'll be my one my only everything, I'll never be untrue
And I promise back that for your love I will do anything
I will give you the stars
I will buy you the moon
And even through longest of our nights
And Even through the darkest days our
Love will find away

And when the stars are falling, I'll keep calling
I will still love you
And when your dreams are fading, I'll be waiting
I will still love you

You are my summer breeze my winter sun, my springtime soul, my autumn touch of gold
You are my sky my rain a way which my love flows cuz you're all
The smile of my heart and the breathe of my soul
Even if we find ourselves apart
We will hold out hopes and dreams
Forever in our hearts

(And when the stars are falling....)

Tell me how you feel
I finally know how to feel. Tell me if it's real
And my heart is tells me it's real
So real, so real

(And when the stars are falling....)

Time will take us apart that's true
But I will always be there for you
Your in my heart and you'll be in my dreams
No matter how many miles between
I promise you that I won't forget
The day we kissed or the day we met
The sky may fall and the stars my too
But I will still, I will still love you

(And when the stars are falling....)

Unzip more than 2GB file in Linux

Posted by redthil On 4/09/2009 04:34:00 PM

If you're facing problem while unzipping file of more than 2GB, and if it gives the following error:

End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
note: may be a plain executable, not an archive
unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of ZIPFILENAME. or, and cannot find, period.

Download and install the rpm @
or download it here.
Now try unzip.

LG Electronics builds global single instance on Oracle EBS R12

Posted by redthil On 4/09/2009 09:22:00 AM

LG is building an Global Single Instance (GSI) covering the entire LG enterprise. And Its building that with the #1 Business Software Company Oracle's EBusiness Suite Release 12. Great news to hear. This project has been ongoing since 2005, with one of Oracle's close partners "LG CNS". First successful roll-out on few branches happened Jan 2008, and the project is expected to complete across all LG's branches by the end of 2010.

Before GSI:

LG is a Giant in Consumer Electronics. It has branches across the globe. It was running on 90 distinct applications. The problem, rather, the difficulty when running with so many different solutions, for single enterprise, is the inconsistency across those different solutions. Its rather a pain-taking work on consolidation of all those data, in various forms, stored in various locations. and also maintaining those data becomes a huge headache.

What does GSI offer:

> Quick Response to the global changes, and adapting to it.
> Less operating cost - by having single place for managing all the data
> More options for utilizing the Business Intelligence
> And Lot More.....

Technology Behind:

As mentioned, its being implemented with Oracle's EBusiness Suite Release 12 Software. Fusion middleware SOA suite, Weblogic were also being used in this process. This has Advanced DB options for managing, maintaining the huge data. And to avoid the Single-point-failure problem and other problems that arise due to the single DB , this is being implemented in 4 nodes of Real Application Cluster (RAC) Technology.

Courtesy: View Original Article

but not you

Posted by redthil On 4/02/2009 08:27:00 AM

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