A heart monitor the size of a paper clip!

It sounds like science fiction, but thankfully for many heart patients, it’s true! A device called “Reveal LINQ“, which has been on the market in the U.S. since February, is produced by Medtronic. The device is basically heart-beat monitor, which has a three-year battery life, is one-third the size of an AAA battery. Its sensors and circuitry record every beat of the heart. The information is stored on a memory chip and transmitted wirelessly (YAY!!) to a patient’s doctor in the middle of the night for review later. The data are also analyzed by a computer programmed to look for…

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Thiruvalluvar in Bangalore

Anything can trigger Tamil-Kannada violence. Even a statue. Unveiling Thiruvalluvar statue in Bangalore caused lot of drama in Bangalore. I feel that there should not be any statue allowed in any public place in the country. Why the hell we need statues? If you like Thiruvalluvar, follow his poems. He advised people against corruption and greed. How many Tamil politicians really respect and follow Thiruvalluvar’s advice? Our roads are small; there are not enough spaces to go around. In the middle of the road, we have lot of statues. If you go to Marina beach road in Chennai, politicians erected…

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Jaycee Lee Dugard

My heart beats fast when I read these kinds of news stories. My blood pressure goes up in a millisecond. I just want to shoot the bastards that kidnap the young children. Just shoot these assholes. No enquiries. No court. Just kill these animals. What kind of animal would kidnap 11 year old girl and keep her in dungeon for 18 years? Only human beings are capable of doing this. A bastard named Garrido and his pathetic wife Nancy kidnapped Jaycee outside her home in 1991. Eighteen years later, California police cracked this case accidentally. This entire thing also shows…

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Venture Capitalists await clearance to enter India

The Indian market has now become a luring bet for the foreign VC firms, who are in the queue seeking clearance from the regulators. Around 66 foreign venture capital investors, like Google holdings, GE Capital Mauritus III, Argonaut Capital and Bessemer India Capital II are put on hold to prevent them from investing in the market at a very low price. I am not sure about the rationale behind this, investors are coming to India mainly because of low price and perceived stability compared to other Asian countries. More cash inflow is good for any country especially in the current…

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Another blow to U.S. Economy

Institute for Supply Management publishes an index called PMI (manufacturing index). It fell to 38.9 in October, the lowest reading since September 1982. Any reading below 50 signals contraction. Any reading above 50 signals expansion of the economy and prospects. The index had been hovering near what economists call “the boom-bust” line for most of the year until its sharp fall in September brought it to the lowest level since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. is in recession. Many of us already guessed that. This report confirms our assumption very strongly.

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American Crisis and Indian Outsourcing

Finally, it hits. American economy crisis has significant impact in Indian IT industry. It’s rumored that Wipro’s chairman Azim Premji asked that toilet paper be rationed in his company’s offices. Salary hikes will be coming down in the years to come. I am not very sure about salary hikes for IT employees, but I can see that dreaded pink slips have arrived in Bangalore and other Indian metro cities. Diwali shopping is not as busy as it used to be. Many people try to take it easy and slow down the spending. I am surprised that real estate prices are…

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Holy Dow!!!

Holy Dow, Green Monday, Moola Mania… Whatever you call it, this is a big relief for U.S. stock market. What a ride we had in the last 10 days! Dow Jones climbed 936 point to offer much needed relief to the investors. U.S. stock market paper gains totaled $1.2 trillion Monday according to the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Composite Index. The massive rebound also pushed the Nasdaq composite index higher by 195 points, or nearly 12 percent, its second-biggest gain in percentage terms. The Standard and Poor’s 500, rose 104 points, its biggest point gain ever and an 11.5 percent…

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Jim Cramer Should Be Suspended!

Whenever Jim Cramer shouts “Boo-yeah” in the TV show, I laugh or change the channel depends on my mood. It appears that Jason Schwarz is really angry at Jim Cramer. He calls for Jim Cramer to be suspended. What did Cramer do? Last week, he asked all investors to sellout. After seeing today’s rally, Jim Cramer may regret his comments last week. No one knows whether today’s rally is sucker’s rally or a real one. I don’t know whether Jim Cramer should be suspended. It would be nice if he can tone down his drama in the television show. Sometimes,…

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