Monday, 10 June 2013

Details on PRISM

PRISM - the flaw law or the method by which individuals are allowed to be monitored and their details are freely available to the apparent beacons and pillars who individually and collectively ensure the security for the helpless civilians.

Link, with dates when the companies started providing information, types of information and companies sharing information, here

Friday, 7 June 2013

The first million is what matters the most

Great article on entrepreneurship and estimating the money that one would need [to spend, mainly].


When you don’t have stuff like a house, a car, and nice furniture, the perception of its riches is extraordinary.  You think that the delta must be some astronomical number that you could never achieve.  But do you really know what that number is?
What you’ll likely find is that the delta between you being “rich” and where you’re at now is less than a million dollars.  What’s blowing up your perception is that you’ve never actually taken home a million dollars, spent it, and realized that it covered most of what you ever wanted.  So let’s go spend it – hypothetically.

Link click

Finally... got to the root. Almost

Have been looking at IBM's numbers and a few ore companies numbers and though I knew something was wrong and it doesnt seem right, I couldnt get the right links to prove to myself that the lingering hypothesis in my mind can be proven factually and graphically... till I got the gem now.


In order for profitability to surge, despite rather weak revenue growth, corporations have resorted to four primary weapons: wage reduction, productivity increases, labor suppression and stock buybacks. The problem is that each of these tools create a mirage of corporate profitability. Furthermore, as I will discuss below, each have a negative impact on investors and/or the economy.

Link here

You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet

Good HBR article on the dangerous of exposing the private details and how we have no control over the data on the cloud.

Link here

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pay the price

P Chidambaram has put his foot firmly into his mouth again by saying that the country will pay the price for not establishing NCTC.

Mmh. Interesting.

Country pays the price? Really, now. Is that so. A sitting minister wishing or vaguely making dire remarks about a country, that he also tries to govern, needing to pay the price. That is pathetic. Despicable. Deplorable. And I am surprised that no one in the ruling party or the opposition has picked those words and really questioned him on the choice of words.

Its simple, Chidambaram - you either try to do your best to govern the nation... against all odds, and dont wish for danger to befall the nation; Else, move on. The country will be better off without you.

No one is indispensable. Even you.