Sunday, September 30, 2007

BCCI scared of Aussies?

I don't understand the logic behind scheduling matches in places during its rainy season. I think, as it was decided before we won the twenty20 championship, the BCCI might have thought that the Australians will whitewash this series . So to prevent that the kept matches in these places.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

India world champions,Aussies world number one

India might have won the cricket twenty20 world cup but the Australians are still the best team in the world. It's like Roger Federer might have lost few tournaments this year but still he is the best.

India HALOed?

When will India be an important market in video games world. Halo 3 hasn't been released yet in India.

Microsoft Corp.'s alien-killer gaming thrill, "Halo 3," has broken the U.S. sales record for a new video game by garnering an estimated US$170 million in its first 24-hours on sale, the company said late Wednesday.

The performance beat the previous record setter, predecessor Halo 2, which raked in $125 million within 24-hours after its launch.

That's not all. Halo 3 has beaten other records as well. More than 1.7 million copies of Halo 3 were pre-ordered in the U.S., making it the fastest pre-selling game in U.S. history, Microsoft said. The game also drew over a million Xbox Live members to play online in the first 20-hours on offer, making it the biggest day for Xbox Live gaming in history.

The video game industry has enjoyed sizzling sales this summer in the U.S, according to the industry researcher, NDP Group. In August, video game software sales rose nearly 23 percent year over year to $488 million, while overall industry sales totaled $993 million, including consoles and other hardware.

Sales figures for Halo 3 were collected for the U.S. only, and the figure will likely stand much higher after Microsoft tallies results from overseas. Halo 3 launched in 37 countries at midnight on Sept. 25 and is available in 17 languages. It retails for around $60.

The title could go on to become one of the top international sellers of all time, but it faces stiff competition. The top selling console game of all time, not originally bundled with a console, is Pokémon Red, Blue and Green, at 20.08 million units, according to figures compiled from the Web site Magic Box's Japan Platinum Game Chart and its U.S. Platinum Videogame Chart..

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What is the stature of Twenty20 cup?Is it important

India has won the cup,but is it really worth the euphoria exceeding the 50 over world cup. ICC have shown in the past that they can give and take importance to a tournament when they scrapped the champions trophy. And this cup will be played again after 2 years. So how important is it?In contrast there was no euphoria when we won Hockey asia cup. This tournament has its importance . ICC should like FIFA world cup give a stature to a tournament.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dhoni the great

Thanks to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fearless captaincy we have won the inaugural twenty20 world cup. Now I must ask the cricket fanatics (as if India are tired of religious one) who damaged his home to rebuild it.I hope next time (I hope not) India lose we don't return to square one.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Chelsea without Jose Mourinho is like a Religion without God . Now as we know how arrogant stars are you can guess how difficult it will be for the new coach Grant to control the highly paid brats. Jose used to control them with a whip but now god save the team.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Adios,The gentleman's game

Cricket used to be a leisurely game for the gentlemen of England.They used to say "well played sir" even if he clobbered the opponents. Nowadays the fielders are likely to comment something not fit to be broadcasted.
Five day match was supplanted by 60 overs per side match then by 50 overs per side match. It is interesting to note that the two counties England and south Africa who played the longest test during the "timeless era" are hosting the first two edition of the three hours format short enough to capture the eyeballs of soccer,football,basketball fans.
Now the time has come to keep the tickets of the test match as a treasure for future generation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Indian Idol more popular than saregamapa.

After hearing Himesh Reshammaya and Bappi Lahiri bragging about saregamapa's TRP ratings I thought about researching the popularity amongst the reality shows. It was interesting to find that Indian Idol is far ahead amongst people who use google to search. In google trends if we rank by saregamapa I found out that Pakistan has the higest queries for indian idol even though saregamapa has pakistani contestants. When we rank by Indian idol saregamapa doesn't show in most countries.
I think both the music directors should stop shooting their mouth of regarding TRP's.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bad start for australia

Zimbabwe's young and energetic team has managed to put the world number one team Australia in back foot . This shows that twenty20 is good to teams of all tiers.
The current score is 78/4 in 12 overs

Thursday, September 6, 2007

How To Find MP3’s with Google

This How-To will teach you how to use google to find mp3s. This How-To will be highly pragmatic and will focus on the hows and not the
wherefores of the various search strings. Written by my_haz

= Index

0) Key
1) Directories
2) Xitami Servers
3) Directory Listing
4) Andromeda Servers
5) Zina Artists
6) Apache mp3 Servers
7) Individual Songs

= Section 0 - KEY

You this are just some definitions I will use below.

[Directory String] can be any of the following :
1) "index of"
2) "last modified"
3) "parent of"

[file type] can be any of the following :
1) "mp3"
2) "shn"
3) "wma"

[mp3 name] can be any of the following :
1) the name of the album in quotes
2) the name of the artist in quotes
3) be daring and leave it blank and have lots of links
4) be creative!

1) -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls

(inurl:) is optional and may be omitted and in fact most be
omitted if not using a search tool other than google.

(intitle:) can be used in place of (inurl:) and has a similar effect
again you must be useing google.

(-filetype:txt) adding this to the end of your search string can
filter some false positives.

(-playlist) adding this to the end of your search string can
filter some false positives.

= Section 1 - Directories

These are the most common way that mp3s are stored on the www, you
should try these strings first.

String Format :
Type 1 : [Directory String] + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 2 : [Directory String] + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name]

Type 3 : [Directory String] + [file type] + [mp3 name] + [limitors]

Example Strings :
- intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls
- "index of" + "mp3" + "radiohead" -html -htm -php
- "index of" + mp3 + "grandaddy"
- "index of" + inurl:mp3 + "beatles" -txt -pls
- "index of" + intitle:mp3 + beatles
- "last modified" + "shn" + "dylan"
- "last modified" + inurl:shn + "bob dylan"
- "parent of" + inurl:wma + "grandaddy"

Suggestions :
- Try (intitle:index.of + "mp3" + "band name" -htm -html -php -asp) first it
is usually the most effective.

Another Little Trick:
- If you have been getting alot of results on google but the pages don't seem
to be there try adding dates and the "apache" string to your search i.e.

- intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp apache feb-2005
- intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp apache 2005

or if you just want a big list of mp3' doing a search like this everymonth
- intitle:index.of + mp3 + -html -htm -php -asp apache mar

= Section 2 - Xitami Servers

String Format :
Type 1 : "xitami web server" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 2 : "xitami web server" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name]

Example Strings :
- "xitami web server" + "mp3" + "radiohead"
- "xitami web server" + intitle:shn + "beatles"
- "xitami web server" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields"

= Section 3 - Directory Listing

String Format :
Type 1 : "directory listings" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 2 : "directory listings" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 3 : "directory listings of" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 4 : "directory listings of" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name]

Example Strings
- "directory listings" + "mp3" + "radiohead"
- "directory listings" + intitle:shn + "beatles"
- "directory listings" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields"
- "directory listings of" + "mp3" + "radiohead"
- "directory listings of" + intitle:shn + "beatles"
- "directory listings of" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields"

= Section 4 - Andromeda Servers

String Format :
Type 1 : "scott matthews" + andromeda + [mp3 name]
Type 2 : "scott matthews" + andromeda + [file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 3 : "powered by andromeda" + [mp3 name]
Type 4 : "powered by andromeda" + [file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 5 : inurl:andromeda.php + [mp3 name]
Type 6 : inurl:anromeda.php + [file type] + [mp3 name]
Type 7 : "scott matthews"
Type 8 : "powered by andromeda"
Type 9 : inurl:andromeda.php

Examples :
- "scott matthews" + andromeda + "radiohead"
- "scott matthews" + andromeda + "mp3" + "fitter"
- "powered by andromeda" + "gradaddy"
- "powered by andromeda" + "mp3" + "just like women"
- inurl:andromeda.php + "shn"
- inurl:anromeda.php + "wma" + "dylan"
- "scott matthews"
- "powered by andromeda"
- inurl:andromeda.php

= Section 5 - Zina Artists

String Format :
Type 1 : "zina artists"

Examples :
- "zina artists"

= Section 6 - Apache mp3 Servers

String Format :
Type 1 : "stream all" + apache + [mp3 name]
Type 2 : "stream all" + apache
Type 3 : "shuffle all" + apache + [mp3 name]
Type 4 : "shuffle all" + apache

Examples :
- "stream all" + apache
- "stream all" "shuffle all" mp3
- "stream all" + apache + radiohead
- "shuffle all" + beatles

= Section 7 - Individual Songs

Format : [mp3 name].mp3 -playlist -filetype:txt

Examples :
- "ok_computer_live.mp3" -playlist -filetype:txt
- "*ok_computer*.mp3" -playlist -filetype:txt
- kid*a.mp3 -playlist -filetype:txt