Sunday, June 29, 2008

Earthquake in San Francisco in the near future

There has been a lot of talks on the possibility of earth quake in the bay area. I April, scientists calculated that there is a 63 percent chance a magnitute 6.7 or greater quake will hit on a bay area in the next 30 years.

The last major earth quake: October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta
Magnitute: 7.1
Worst since 1906
Killed: 62
Injured: 3757
Homeless: more than 12000
Damage: 3 billion dollars

It took 3 days to fully restore power

What precautions or steps have the residents of california taken to face this?
Currently there are systems which can provide 10-20 second warning. How well can this prevent deaths and help people to be safe?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Intuit cuts 7% of its workforce

Intuit Aligns Organization to Invest in Connected Services Strategy

Intuit cuts 7% of workforce or 575 positions in its plans to focus on both traditional and new markets across the globe , while embracing social networking and mobile technology trends.

The company will reallocate those resources to invest in key growth businesses and accelerate innovation.

Source: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/docudrama/2008/06/26/intuit-aligns-575-jobs-out-of-existence.

50 Free US Uncirculated Quarters

Great news for coin collectors.

WRME is giving away uncirculated quarters from 50 states for free to those who meet the 48 hour deadline for a $197 release fee plus shipping charges. You can order a complete set of uncirculated 50 State Quarters released up to this point including one quarter from each of the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) mints. You need to order over phone with in 48 hours starting 7 am on June 27, 2008.

Phone Nos:
South West: 1-800-731-4576
North West: 1-800-731-4576
North East: 1-800-731-4563
South East: 1-800-731-4558

Claim Code: FQ603

Each time a state is released a small number of quarters with the fewest contact marks and best overall appearance are select and place into archival safe Mylar flips.

Its staggering how much some of the uncirculated state quarters have already increased in collector value. In fact, the uncirculated Tennessess State Quarter has already increased in value an astonishing 1100% according to the Red Book values. The values of the Ohio and Louisiana Sate Quarter have also risen dramatically since their release date.

It's important to get both mint marks. The collector values of coins can differ dramatically and there are never any guarantees. Thats why savvy collectors always make sure to grab up both mint marks when they can ge them.And for those who do get the 2008 State Quarter Dollars it wouldn't be surprising if they wer worth significantly more at this same time next year.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dasavatharam Review

Dasavatharam - More of K.S.Ravikumar movie than of Kamal's

The movie is a masala movie with too much of bad graphics.

A good time pass film that has been shot in three countries and tells a story that travels from 12th century to 21st century and Kamal Haasan playing record 10 characters in the film. This is a world record as no actor has ever dared to do so.

Sanjeev Kumar did nine roles in 'Naya Din Nayi Raat' and
Sivaji Ganesan did the same in film 'Navaratri'

Having said all this, the movie doesn't give importance to all the roles. Most of the roles were enacted by Kamal just to create the count of 10. I would say, it as a effective number of roles as five.

With holywood crew, such kind of graphics is very annoying. But the effort made in depicting different roles is a great. Kamal has proved himself.

The comedy is good.Must watch for those looking for some kind a fun. They call this movie trend as butterfly effect. You know what is happening, but cant predict the next moment through out the movie. This makes a movie kind of dragging, especially the second half.

Those who expect perfection and good story, should not watch this movie.

Watch the movie for fun.

My First Blog

I feel like following a long followed tradition for the first time. When most of my friends started writing blogs, I didn't know what it is for. When I knew, I don't have the time for it. Let me see if I am able to dedicate some time for this.

I will be completing 25 years of my life in a month. Quarter century has passed by. No one knows how many left. Hard work and live your life.

Thanks for reading my first blog, though nothing useful.

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