Tuesday, June 08, 2004

B-schools : In a Class of their Own

Read the article @ http://www.businessworldindia.com/june1404/indepth03.asp

It talks about the possibilities for Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai. Also mentions about some issues that Indian School of Business faces.

Friday, June 04, 2004

On May 15, 2004, Josh Findley, a volunteer in the Mersenne.org research project called the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), discovered the 41st known Mersenne Prime, 2 to the 24,036,583th power minus 1. The number is nearly a million digits larger than our last find and is now the largest known prime number! Josh's calculation took just over two weeks on his 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 computer. The new prime was verified by Tony Reix in just 5 days using only half the power of a Bull NovaScale 5000 HPC running Linux on 16 Itanium II 1.3 GHz CPUs. A second verification was completed by Jeff Gilchrist of Elytra Enterprises Inc. in Ottawa, Canada using eleven days of time on a HP rx5670 quad Itanium II 1.5 GHz CPU server at SHARCNET. Both verifications used Guillermo Ballester Valor's Glucas program. [kuro5hin.org]

View my Vizag trip photos @


Vizag is a very nice place to visit and is a must in the list in case one is interested in travel. Beautiful beaches !!

A Former Microsoftie Forecasts Microsoft Doom

Jeff Reifman, a columnist for Seattle Weekly, has written a toe-curling editorial analysis of Microsoft's past and current missed opportunities, contrasted with its financial success, while covering in fair depth some of the most serious threats to their business model. Beyond the many choice quotes, I've found this article to be a very interesting read from somebody who has not only been on the inside, but also significantly developed his professional career thru Microsoft solutions

Source: http://www.slashdot.org

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Invitation to subscribe to Microsoft's monthly newsletter

Has anyone in your organization been looking for a single, consistent source of information from Microsoft about security? If so, please let them know about the free Microsoft monthly e-mail newsletter:

It's an excellent source of security information for both developers and IT staff about upcoming webcasts, new articles, security bulletins, newsgroups, tips and training.

View the latest Microsoft Security Newsletter: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews/newsletter.htm

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An Analysis Of Email Disclaimers ...

Recently more amd more organisations have required email sent from their accounts to contain an attached disclaimer. This disclaimer is supposed to describe the recipient's rights to 'use' that email. This slate article analyzes the legality and impact of one such disclaimer, and finds it somewhat lacking.

Source: http://www.slashdot.org

Wipro ready with linux set top boxes

The Wipro group is ready with embedded solutions for linux-based set top boxes and mobile phones, Wipro Technologies, Embedded and Product Engineering Group President Ramesh Emani said today.

More @ http://sify.com/finance/equity/fullstory.php?id=13488413