I was reading an article from Wired and I came across a sentence which mentioned that chewing gum is banned in Singapore. I was really surprised to know about this.
I then googled a bit and found out that this is actually true. In Singapore, the import, sale and possession of chewing gum is banned! [link]
Searched a bit more, and it seems that in 2002, the ban was partially lifted to allow sale of sugarless chewing gum for medical purposes.
“The import, manufacture and sale of chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992, and the penalty for smuggling gum into the country is a year in jail, and a 10,000 Singapore dollar- ($5,500-) fine.”
Great movie! The beginning 15 mins or so is shot in Goa. It seems that portion was shot sometime in March 2004.
– Bourne Supremacy website
– Yahoo Movie Review
I had 25 spam comments in my blog today. That was just too much!
Update(3:34 AM 7/21/2004): MT-Blacklist
Thanks to Brajeshwar for the tip. I have installed MT-Blacklist and it is working great. It has a huge database of blog spammers. More about this later.
– Latest blacklist file
RelianceIndiaCall.com is great for making long distance calls to India. I started using it at the beginning of July and I must admit that I am really satisfied with the service. Call quality is excellent.
The rate is 11.9 cents per minute for calls to anywhere in India. Payment options are pre-paid and post-paid. The nice thing about it is that I can make calls for 2 minutes and I will be only charged for that. I don’t have to worry about connection fees etc.
Two of my other friends are using the service and they are also really satisfied with it. If the quality stays like this, I will be using their service for a pretty long time.
Note: If you are not calling ALL INDIA i.e. if you are calling cities like Hyderabad and Chennai, then I think other calling cards will be better for you. I heard that with some of the calling cards, you get about 6 cents per minute rate for calls to Hyderabad.
I always forget the syntax and always have to google for it. So I am putting this code here. Am so lazy, you see. :o)
Example folder: C:\Documents and Settings\bobby\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
Command: del *.* /f/s/q
Sample batch file:
del "C:\Documents and Settings\bobby\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.*" /f/s/q
del "C:\Documents and Settings\bobby\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\*.*" /f/s/q
Nigritude Ultramarine – Single Post Wins Google Contest [from Wired.com]
Very interesting article.
Anil Dash won the second, and final, round of the two-month SEO Challenge, which called on webmasters and site owners to use any method at their disposal to score the top Google ranking for a made-up term, “nigritude ultramarine.”
Dash’s strategy differed greatly from that of the first-round winner, named a month ago, who claimed his victory through the use of backlinking, a technique in which the required words on other people’s sites were hyperlinked back to his site.
The post: Nigritude Ultramarine
Watched Spiderman 2 today. It was a nice movie. Had also watched Farenheit 9/11 a couple of days back.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Amzanig huh? 🙂