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Not Another IQ Test!

No, this isn’t just another average IQ test. I came across this test (or rather, these tests) a year and a half back. Most tests I’ve seen are more about understanding of English than about intelligence. This one (although I still don’t see how a test can measure intelligence) is far better. Take the “Ultimate IQ Test” and see if you score higher than me. I got a 139 last time I took it. Do tell me if you even attempt the “Test for Exceptional Intelligence”. That one’s sure to give you a headache.

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New Yahoo and Hotmail

They say stuff like “Gmail’s blown away” and “Much superior to Gmail” but the only thing I see is that they’ve turned the usual web-based mail experience to the usual desktop experience. Find screenshots of Yahoo Mail beta and Hotmail Beta and it looks just like Outlook.

Now I agree that the message preview pane is very helpful but Gmail’s conversation view and tag system for archiving mails is very very useful. Why not incorporate those too? Web2.0 apps almost all seem to be using tag system simply because it’s way more powerful and usable than the folder hierarchy system.

Just for the record, I find Yahoo’s tab system very good too. I’ll just have to wait to see how it actually works. I’ve only seen screenshots as of yet.

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Linux back in demand

Microsoft’s in more trouble. Google’s great work with linux has finally convinced the computing giants that Linux is the only possible replacement to Microsoft’s monopoly on desktop operating systems. Linux is now being backed by IBM, Intel, HP and others.

I believe linux is the best replacement for Windows. If only the GUI was a bit stronger (and faster).