Author Archives: Aditya Mandrekar

A Temple Of Pseudoscience: Not the Creation Museum, but Whole Foods Advertisements

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But it’s only words!

Headline-writing is an art form, I accept that. The few times that I’ve been asked to come up with a sufficiently descriptive, yet concise and catchy phrase to preface an article, I’ve failed miserably. So what follows next is anything … Continue reading

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WinAmp and the risk of making Freeware

WinAmp shuts down next month. Quite a shame, though its retirement won’t affect me as much as that of certain cricketers. I stopped using it what… ten years ago? A little after v3 was released.

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A Tale Of Two Dashboards

In May this year, I rented a car. That, by itself, isn’t newsworthy of course, but two things on the dashboard caught my eye and have bugged me ever since. This is what the dashboard looks like:

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The Different Ways Men And Women Talk On Facebook This is depressing in how true it is to stereotype. How much of it is learned and how much of it is intrinsic, I have no clue.

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Dear Google, Part Deux

Close on the heels of my previous post, this happens: A number of sources, including tipsters reporting directly to TechCrunch, as well as Google support forum posters and individuals on Twitter are reporting that Google’s Hangouts service is having some … Continue reading

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Dear Google, WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Is it just me – or me and a couple of others – or has Google started to lose it? Before I rant, here’s a friend’s complaint: *******s discontinued Creative Kit. It was a cloud-based enhancement to Picasa that let … Continue reading

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