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Millionaire Terminology

In General, HowTo, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on July 18, 2007 at 10:43 am

How would you term a person worth $5 Million, $10 Million and $100 Million? Here is how,

  • A pentamillionaire is someone with a net worth of $5 million.
  • A decamillionaire is someone with a net worth $10 million.
  • A hectamillionaire is someone with a net worth of $100 million, although most refer to them as Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW).

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Multilingual Google Calendar Error

In General, Google, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on May 9, 2007 at 12:06 pm

To a surprise I got this error this morning when I was on my Google Calendar. I’ve never seen this error before and thought it could be something different. May be it’s just me. The error was described in 18 different languages though I don’t know what all those languages are.

Here is a snapshot,

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Leopard and iPhone – Delayed

In Breaking News, Gadgets, News, Thoughts on April 18, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Initially it was Leopard (the latest Apple Mac Operating System) that was delayed until at least October 2007 because Apple was leveraging engineers from the Leopard team to focus on the iPhone delivery.

But rumors are popping out on the net cloud that the iPhone could also be delayed. It looks like the extra features in the iPhone software is taking a huge drain on the battery life and that’s a huge concern for Apple given that it’s a phone and on top of that it’s $500 with a contract.

I was kinda’ waiting for this iPhone to hit the market in June so that I can think about having one once my Cingular contract gets over. But now given this concern about the battery life I would rather have to wait and decide.

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Amazing HD View from Microsoft Research

In General, IT, Microsoft, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on March 25, 2007 at 5:09 pm

I was looking at the latest research stuff from Microsoft, HD View. It’s really an awesome application that let’s you zoom in so deep that I was able to see the people standing on top of the Seattle Space Needle.. While taking a virtual tour around Seattle Downtown I noticed this, which looks to me as a bug. Notice the pole that has the US Flag. Is that looking unrealistic to you?

May be I’m testing this free for Microsoft. I love Microsoft products and I don’t mind doing this on my free time.

Well done Microsoft Research Team. I hope you guys put in more pictures to view.

Microsoft Research HD View

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20 ways you waste money on your car

In Opinion, Thoughts, Tips N Tricks on January 17, 2007 at 5:13 pm

MSN Money has an advice article on 20 ways we waste money on our cars. I particularly like their advice on the oil change schedule. Some of ’em are really useful and simple to follow.

Read the full article here.