Don’t Put Laptops on Laps?
Yeah! That’s the friendly message you’ll see on the user manual of the new Apple MacBook. Reason? It kinda heats up and they don’t want to get their arse sued by sensitive skinned folks. The manual also says the machines should instead be used on a desk. A desk, did you say? Isn’t that what we call a , umm, desktop?!
I’m glad atleast they open up on this. I have a Samsung ‘Laptop’. A great looking piece alright, but 10 minutes into using it, I invariably reach for a magazine or newspaper to place it under the laptop to save my thighs. I can’t tell you how irritating it is that these guys haven’t figured out a way to cool these things.
So, What is Victoria’s Secret?
Now, here’s a secret that caught my attention. Victoria’s Secret does its bra outsourcing in Chennai. New York Times states that, last year, 6.5 million bras were made in Chennai and exported to other countries. Whoa!
Via Ram Vishwanathan
The Superman Poster
There’s almost a childlike expectation in me for the movie’s release. I saw the first three Superman movies when I was a kid and distinctly remember the enthu and thrill I had waiting to catch these movies. When I saw this poster, it was deja vu.
Bubble Gum Ban Video and Singapore
“If it starts with bubble gum, where will it end?” Such is the emphatic, if not somewhat comical, concluding question of a video that compares “bubble gum policy” in Singapore with Melbourne, Australia as a case study of the age-old debate between personal freedom and social utopianism. Preetam Rai says that the video has inspired a healthy conversation about the role of government in modern society.
From Global Voices Online
The Beeb Goofs Up !
I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much after seeing a video. So much that my tummy ached. This is brilliant I tell you.
Here’s the heads up. BBC is doing a story on the Apple v/s Beatles court story and they invite Guy Kewney, editor of newswireless.net, to the TV studio to give his expert comments. The producer of the show goes to the wrong reception and asks for Guy. Guess who raises the hands? Guy Goma, a guy from Congo, who had come in for a job interview.
And what follows is simply hilarious. Those face expressions of Goma, when he realises the goofup, are absolute gems.
Leave everything you are doing and watch this video. If you can’t listen to the audio, catch the transcript of the interview.
My favorite conversation of the interview are the opening statements.
BBC Interviewer: Were you surprised by this verdict today?
Mr Goma: I am very surprised to see… this verdict to come on me because I was not expecting that.
You must give it to the BBC. They covered this incident in their entertainment section of their website. How appropriate! And it still beats me how they can mistake a black guy for a white guy!!