Archive for March, 2008

Douglas Adams Quote 2

In Relativity, Matter tells Space how to curve, and Space tells Matter how
to move.

– H2G2 series, Book 3. 

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Why I dont want to watch ‘RACE’

Check out this RACE review from Aditya, the film i.e. (There have been atleast four to five confusions whether the talker is referring to the movie or to the F-1 race, so henceforth all F-1 races will be called F-1 races and the general term race will refer to the movie). Anyways, Aditya has reviewed both so it doesn’t matter to you. However, I do want to watch the race, F-1 i.e.

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Jet Engines: Go beyond text book limits.

To all my fellow classmates, (especially to those who are interested in reading more about their subjects), just go through the matter on jet engines on Wiki. Some really good stuff here with a nice chart with all types’ advantages and disadvantages. Also go trough the individual engines (if you still want to read more). It is tremendously helpful for the experiment to be written on it in Energy conversions ( In case you have not copied it from someone else already… or the less probable done it yourself by copying from local author books). Some brilliant diagrams, animations here to resolve all doubts.

For all you lazy ones , here’s where you can start.

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Douglas Adams quotes

So currently I am reading the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2, as it is popularly known), so thought would just put in some of the most brilliant stuff Douglas Adams has written:

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”

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Kote phor the dey

No shortcuts

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

(Photo from a mail I had received a long time back…)

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Go Force INDIA!

Well, since last year, I have been somewhat following F-1 racing and this year with the advent of FORCE INDIA, I have decided to watch the races this year. Accordingly I watched the Australian GP on Sunday morning. Sadly, Fischicella could not make it out of the first corner and Sutil had to retire. However, I believe that Force India must be given some time to make their place in F-1 racing. It is unlike cricket where any team can win on any given day. It involves much more patience and perseverance on part of the team just to earn some championship points. In India where people are rooting for miracles to happen around the corner and ‘ kismat chamak jae’ (may my destiny shine), it will take some time to accept Force India’s performance. The major and priority task will be for the drivers to finish an entire race. Its all about getting the experience in and increasing the reliability. Then only Force India can think ahead. The fact that none of the cars with Ferrari engines finished the race last sunday will be a cause for worry foe many teams.

In the end, wishing Force India all the very best for the season. Hopefully , we fans will have something to cheer about! Chak de!

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Pointless words 2

aprosdoketon: A figure of speech where an expected word in an idiom is replaced unexpectedly by an unusual one.

ctenophile: a lover of combs.

lexeme: The abstract unit of vocabulary, roughly corresponding to the set of inflected forms from the same lemma.

Some from the ‘word of the day I received…

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