Tuesday, December 11, 2012

US Secretary of State

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanks Giving

I am  (not only on thanx giving, but everyday) for the friends and family that I have been blessed with. Happy 

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Bringing Back the "Draft"

During his interview on NPR about his book, The Generals, Thomas E Ricks was asked about his thoughts on the Draft. It was really interesting.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Skydive from Space

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2012 Nobel Prize

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physiology or Medicine - 
  • Literature - Mo Yan
  • Peace - 
  • Economic Science - 
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Monday, October 01, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dishnetwork - Cut My Monthly Fees by Half

Feeling pretty good. I know I'll have to go back and add a few things / features (got rid of HBO in the process) but am totally determined to try to get my intertainment expenses down.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gratitude, the True Secret to Happiness?

Interesting. Saw this link on LinkedIn, clicked on it and started reading the article. Immediately I was about to tweet, when I thought - maybe I should add my thoughts first before I tweet this.

Our ability to be grateful seems to be a fundamental requirement to be being happy. But is it truly absolutely necessary?

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

2012 Wimbledon Ladies Championship

Agnieszka Radwanska vs Serena Williams

Serena Williama breaks Radwanska twice in the 1st set to take it 6-1.

Rain delay

Radwanska drops 2nd service game to give Serena 3-1 lead.

Radwanska breaks Serena to tie the 2nd set 4-4

Radwanska leads the 2nd set 5-4.

Radwanska breaks Serena for the 2nd time to take the 2nd set 7-5. Ties 1-6, 7-5

Radwanska first game of the 3rd set. Mini lead of 1-6, 7-5, 1-0.

Serena has Double Break Point at 1-1 in the 3rd set

Radwanska holds to keep the mini break 1-6, 7-5, 2-1

Serena blasts 4 aces in a row to take the 4th game of the 3rd set

Serena breaks to take the lead 3-2 in the 3rd set.

Serena breaks again to grow the lead to 5-2 in te 3rd set.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I Learned Today

I was listening to a morning talk show and it was there that they asked the question - "What did you learn today?" that made me think - I should start a blog with such a question. The basic idea is to dot down what I learn each day, preferably everyday. But as usual, I am already 3 days behind :(

Before I go any further, here's what I thought I had learned when I heard the question:

I am NOT as weird as I thought

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Nadal Sets HIS70RY

Nadal sets HIS70RY winning his 7th French Open 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Djokovic vs Nadal in the '12 French Open Final

Nadal poised to break Borgs 6 French Open Title and Djokovic to equal Rob Lavers' record of all four Grand Slam.

The Road to the Final:
Nadal has lot to Djokovic in the last 3 Grand Final Finals. The last time Nadal won against Djokovic was in the French Open Semi Final last year.
In this years French Open, Djokovic has played 2 5 setters and has had fought off 3 match points agains Tsonga in te QF.

The Game:
Rain Delay I - 6-4, 5-3. Court does not get covered. Play eventually resumes after almost 35min break.
Rain Delay II - 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2. Court is covered immediately.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

French Open '12 Begins

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Columbia University Janitor Graduates With Honors

First heard this story on NPR over the weekend - a week ago. It really caught my attention and meant to make a note of it - but, big surprise, I forgot :( When the story was repeated this morning, it felt like "it" somehow reminding me that I had forgotten.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Oscar '05

No, Sideways didn't win the Best Picture award :o( I didn't really believe it had a real shot, even a long shot, at winning. But the fact that it WAS nominated had sparked the tiniest of hope in me that maybe, just maybe, an Indy Film would win the coveted Academy Award.

But instead, Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby won it..


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Monday, April 09, 2012

Facebook Acquires instagram for a Billion Dollar

First off, congrats to the "instagram" team. I have been using the app on my iPhone since October '11. As a matter of fact, instagram was one of the reasons I have been wanting to update / upgrade to the new iPhone 4S.

But I have to admit that this is causing me to pause and think. They have developed this app, this most awesome app with about a dozen employees in about a year and a half and has $0 in revenue - all of a sudden they are valued at $1B.

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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Love

An irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

U.S. Presidents

  • Barack Obama (Democratic) - Jan 20th 2009 - today
    • 2nd Term
    • 1st Term
  • George W. Bush (Republican) - Jan 20th 2001 - Jan 20th 2009
    • 2nd Term
    • 1st Term
  • Bill Clinton (Democratic) - Jan 20 1993 - Jan 20 2001
    • 2nd Term
    • 1st Term
  • George H. W. Bush (Republican) - Jan 20, 1989 - Jan 20, 1993
    • Vice President

  • Ronald Reagan (Republican) - Jan 20, '81 - Jan 20, '89
    • 2nd Term
    • 1st Term
  • Jimmy Carter (Democratic) - Jan 20, '77 - Jan 20, '81
    • Vice President
  • Gerald Ford (Republican) - Aug 9th 1974 - Jan 20th 1977
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  • Richard Nixon (Republican) - Jan 20th 1969 - Aug 9th 1974
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic) - November 22nd, 1963 - Jan 20th, 1969
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  • John F Kennedy (Democratic) Jan 20th, 1961 - November 22nd, 1963
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) - Jan 20th, 1953 - Jan 20th, 1961
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  • Harry S. Truman (Democratic) - April 12th, 1945 - Jan 20th, 1953
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  • Franklin D Roosevelt (Democratic) - March 4th, 1933 - April 12 1945
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  • Herbert Hoover (Republican) - March 4th, 1929 - March 4th, 1933
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  • Calvin Coolidge (Republican) - August 2nd, 1923 - March 4th, 1929
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  • Warren G Harding (Republican) - March 4, 1921 - August 2nd, 1923
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  • Woodrow Wilson (Democratic) - March 4 1913 - March 4 1921
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  • William Howard Taft (Republican) - March 4 1909 - March 4 1913
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  • Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) - September 14, 1901 - March 4 1909
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  • William McKinley (Republican) - March 4 1897 - September 14 1901
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  • Grover Cleveland (Democratic) - March 4 1893 - March 4 1897
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  • Benjamin Harrison (Republican) - March 4 1889 - March 4 1893
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  • Grover Cleveland (Democratic) - March 4 1885 - March 4 1889
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  • Chester A Arthur (Republican) - September 19, 1881 - March 4 1885
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  • James A Garfield (Republican) - March 4 1881 - September 19, 1881
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  • Rutherford B Hayes (Republican) - March 4 1877 - March 4 1881
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  • Ulysses S Grant (Republican) - March 4 1869 - March 4 1877
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  • Andrew Johnson (Democratic) - April 15 1865 - March 4 1869
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  • Abraham Lincoln (Republican) - March 4 1961 - April 15 1865
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  • James Buchanan (Democratic) - March 4 1857 - March 4 1861
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  • Franklin Pierce (Democratic) - Mar 4 1853 - March 4 1857
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  • Millard Fillmore (Whig) - July 9th 1850 - Mar 4 1853
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  • Zachary Taylor (Whig) - March 4th, 1849 - July 9th 1850
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  • James K. Polk (Democratic) - Mar 4th 1845 - Mar 4th 1849
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  • John Tyler (Whig) - Apr 4th 1841 - Mar 4th 1845
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  • William Henry Harrison (Whig) - Mar 4th 1841 - Apr 4th 1841
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  • Martin Van Buren (Democratic) - Mar 4th 1837 - Mar 4th 1841
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  • Andrew Jackson (Democratic) - Mar 4th 1829 - Mar 4th 1837
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  • John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican) - Mar 4th 1825 - Mar 4th 1829
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  • James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) - Mar 4th 1817 - Mar 4th 1825
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  • Jamaes Madison (Democratic-Republican) - Mar 4th 1809 - Mar 4th 1817
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  • Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) - Marth 1801 - Mar 4th 1809
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  • John Adams (Federalist) - Mar 4th 1797 - Mar 4th 1801
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  • George Washington (no party)- Apr 30th, 1789 - Mar 4th 1797
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

End Piracy, Not Liberty

To imagine that anyone would support "Piracy" is quite outrageous. But where exactly is the line to be drawn - that is even more interesting.

Long before the internet came into play people have "copied" copy righted materials to share with their friends. Sure it was illegal to do so back then (as it is today), but for some reason it

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