Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy New Year

Here’s wishing everyone a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 
2008 saw Exun touch new heights and lets hope that 2009 will take us higher still!
Looking forward to a wonderful year for all of us!

Philips iPill

A tiny device delivers drugs exactly where they’re needed.

Electronic pills have been used for diagnostic applications such as imaging, but the iPill from Philips Research, designed to treat gastrointestinal disorders, goes a step further, dispensing medication at a location and rate programmed by a physician. The disposable capsule, which is about the same size as an ordinary pill, contains a tiny computer, a wireless transmitter, and a series of sensors; it passes naturally through the digestive system after being swallowed with food or water. Although the iPill is still a prototype, Philips is about to begin testing it in animals and is working with pharmaceutical companies to evaluate what drugs might work best with it.

Exun 2008 Fun Tags

In Exun 2008 – All Exun Members Contributed Two Times More

[Note: Not Inverted Images]

Looking @the Same Goal

With Same Point of View

Talking to each other was so difficult without having Walkies!!!

Red Alert with a Smile of Srajan 🙂

Water Crisis OR Water Fight OR Scary Bottle?

Gaming Factory

[S]olid / [S]mooth Coordination

Happy Ending

[Courtesy: Swati Gupta Exun 2006 – The Photographer]

ACCESS 2008 – Overall Winners

ACCESS 2008 was held at Modern Barakhamba Road on the 16th and the 17th of December. DPS RK Puram, represented by the Exunclan were declared the Overall Winners.

The Individual results are as follows –

Senior Quiz – Second Position

  • Anuj Bhardwaj
  • Ashish Pandey
Junior Quiz – Second Position
  • Dhananjay Goel
  • Tanay Padhi
Junior Quiz – Third Position
  • Aditya Grover
  • Vishesh Kumar
Group Discussion – Second Position
  • Aditya Anand
Sub Junior Quiz – Second Position
  • Manas Jha
  • Rishabh Goel
Sub Junior Quiz – Third Position

  • Utkarsh Agrawal
  • Shreyas Padhi

Cadet Quiz – First Position

  • Tanay Kothari
  • Akshay Gupta

Also a special mention for Adideva Sekhri and Rohan Nagpal for their efforts in the Sub Junior Quiz.

Sorry for the delay in the results.

Congrats Everyone

To the Programmers..

Well, this is an interesting question and deals with a new (for us) and interesting concept. Have a try..

Santa Claus has lined up a row of bowls, each containing some chocolates. Nikhil has been told that he can pick up as many of these bowls as he wants, provided that he never picks two consecutive bowls.

Your aim is to help Nikhil choose a set of bowls so that he maximizes the number of chocolates that he picks up.

Input format

The first line of the input contains one integer N, the number of bowls. This is followed by a line containing N integers, describing the number of chocolates in each of the N bowls.


In all cases, N ≤ 100,000.

Output format

Your output should be a single line consisting of one integer, the maximum number of chocolates that Nikhil can collect.

Sample Input

30 10 8 20 11 12 25 13 20 19 

Sample Output


You can post your solution/logic/hints as a comment.

96245 Page views

Just 3755 page views will consume all 5 digits completely for our lnexun blog. In 4 and 1/2 year of journey, we have posted 897 Posts, (last published on Dec 17, 2008).

I think it is quite an achievement for all of us. Keep posting good news and views (IT related) for the benefit of one and all.

Major flaw revealed in Internet Explorer; users urged to switch

The major press outlets are abuzz this morning with news of a major new security flaw that affects all versions of Internet Explorer from IE5 to the latest beta of IE8. The attack has serious and far-reaching ramifications — and they’re not just theoretical attacks. In fact, the flaw is already in wide use as a tool to steal online game passwords, with some 10,000 websites infected with the code needed to take advantage of the hole in IE.

Virtually all security experts (as well as myself) are counseling users to switch to any other web browser — none of the others are affected, including Firefox, Chrome, and Opera — at least for the time being, though Microsoft has stubbornly said it “cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw.” Microsoft adds that it is working on a fix but has offered no ETA on when that might happen. Meanwhile it offers some suggestions for a temporary patch, including setting your Internet security zone settings to “high” and offering some complicated workarounds. (Some reports state, however, that the fixes do not actually work.)
Expedient patching or switching are essential. Security pros fear that the attack will soon spread beyond the theft of gaming passwords and into more criminal arenas, as the malicious code can be placed on any website and can be adapted to steal any password stored or entered using the browser. It’s now down to the issue of time: Will Microsoft repair the problem and distribute a patch quickly enough to head off the tsunami of fraud that’s about to hit or will it come too late to do any good?
Meanwhile, I’ll reiterate my recommendation: Switch from Internet Explorer as soon as you can. You can always switch back once the threat is eliminated. (To clarify: You don’t need to uninstall IE, just don’t use it for the time being.)

Christopher Null: The Working Guy