384-256+512=640

A few days ago,while I was browsing/blogging/studying for BITSAT(I don’t exactly remember),Firefox crashed followed by GNOME crashing and the login window appeared.I logged in and checked System Monitor immediately to see what had gone wrong.It displayed

Memory:128 MB

No,there’s no typo there,I actually had 384 MB SD RAM(128+256MB).I immediately realized that there was something wrong with the 256 MB RAM.I talked to Ankur about it and we concluded that the RAM had died of an overdose of current.

I took out the RAM and saw a sticker and a hologram with ‘Lifetime Warranty’ written on it.It was manufactured by a company called ‘DIGITAL Memory’.I realized that I had bought it from my Mama(Mom’s Brother in Hindi).I called him up and asked him the exact meaning of ‘Lifetime Warranty’.It turned out that Lifetime meant till the product is manufactured.

For noobs,a SD RAM is legacy stuff and almost nobody manufactures it anymore.Its the old stock which is sold these days.Anyways I sent it to him(He lives in Jaipur) through a relative(Uncle) of mine who had to go there to organize the IPL matches there.My Mama sent it to the company to claim the warranty.In the meantime,I had to work with 128MB RAM.Using my computer was an unpleasant experience.My sister used Windows and it was damn slow.Firefox took a complete minute to start.I booted up Ubuntu and was surprised to see that Ubuntu was pretty fast even with 128MB RAM.

Coming back to the main topic of discussion here,the warranty.My mama sent it to the company and told me that they would reply in a day.The next day,my Mama called me up telling me that 256 MB RAM is no longer manufactured.

Sad News?Not exactly….Read on.

The company thus sent a 512 MB RAM which is still manufactured or is still in stock(no sure about this one).

Hooray!

I was thrilled to hear this.I had already planned to buy a new RAM module and had no hope of getting 256MB back.

So this is the situation now,I will have 640MB RAM in 4 days from now.Effectively,I exchanged a dead 256MB RAM for a brand new 512MB RAM for free.All’s well that ends well.

PS-You can boil your head on Vivek’s blog for some action packed stories related to warranties.

Father’s Day In HD

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Participating is the Father’s Day in HD very simple.All you have to do is to fill in your email and your Father’s email and other private information on this page.You then have to submit an essay answering the question-“Why does you dad deserve the nations biggest HDTV?”.Simple,isn’t it?

Here are the details of the Prizes.One lucky Father will win these exciting prizes-

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FREE Charter HD service for life
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Prizes for runner-ups include

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The contest is open till June 8th,so hurry up and participate if you love your Dad and want him to be the lucky one.

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Back to Blogging

All of my exams are finally over and now you can expect lots of posts because I have nothing to do at all.Here’s a summary of all the exams-

IIT JEE-As expected,I didn’t qualify in JEE 2008.

VITEEE-VITEEE was easy but the no negative marking policy is cruel.I can get into VIT but I won’t get CS or IT,so what’s the point?Secondly,I don’t feel that VIT is a good college as I have heard numerous negative remarks about it.

AIEEE-AIEEE was a relief after JEE and VITEEE.I am expecting a good result in AIEEE and a seat in CS in a good NIT.

BITSAT-BITSAT was a shocker.I probably made too many silly mistakes and reduced my marks.Perhaps the time slot didn’t suit me that well.

CEE-I appeared for the DCE,NSIT common entrance exam(CEE) today.Those guys took away the question paper too so its difficult to say anything.All I can say is that I have a chance of getting through.

Conclusion-I will probably get into a decent engineering college this year.

Difficult Is Worth Doing

I enjoy watching commercial advertisements.I particularly enjoy funny and action-packed advertisements the most.Honda always makes great commercials.Their ads are always meaningful and convey the message clearly as opposed to some ads which don’t even make sense.The latest Honda Accord advertisement is yet another addition to the list of great Honda Ads.This one conveys the quality and integrity of the Honda Accord.Before reading further,have a look at the video.

You can view the new Honda Accord advertisement-Difficult is worth doing by clicking on the link.
Here’s a short video of the making of the ad.

So what do you think about this ad?Awesome ad,isn’t it?The tag line ‘Difficult is worth doing’ sums up the advertisement really well.Honda Accord is a great luxury car and it deserves nothing less than this great ad.The advertisement has done justice to the car.