Monthly Archives: April 2009

Exun Elite Junior Programming Qualifiers

Here are the teams who have qualified for the Junior Programming Finals:-

Team 1:
Abhishek Chandra X I
Sanchit Abrol X I

Team 2:
Raghav Gupta X M
Bharat Batra X M

*Team 3:
*Aman Agarwal X I
*Shubham Goel X D

Team 3:
Akshita Bhatnagar X M
Tanvi Umashree X M

Team 4:
Sharang Ahuja X F
Shubhorup Biswas X F

Team 5:
Dhruv Batra X M
Mayank Bhatt X M

Team 6:
Kartik Gupta X M
Rohan Singh X M

Team 7:
Pranav Aditya IX L
Barun Patra IX L

* — Non-competitive
The order of the team rankings is not indicative of the marks scored by teams.

The finals will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 on 30th April. All teams are requested to report outside the E-Gurucool Lab on 30th April at 1:00 pm.

Oracle To Buy Sun Microsystems

Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems announced on April 20,2009 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt. “We expect this acquisition to be accretive to Oracle’s earnings by at least 15 cents on a non-GAAP basis in the first full year after closing. We estimate that the acquired business will contribute over $1.5 billion to Oracle’s non-GAAP operating profit in the first year, increasing to over $2 billion in the second year. This would make the Sun acquisition more profitable in per share contribution in the first year than we had planned for the acquisitions of BEA, PeopleSoft and Siebel combined,” said Oracle President Safra Catz.

Chuck Norris prefers a Zune over an iPod

Is this THE iPod killer?
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are looking at the Zune HD (or so the internet tells us). Going by the images, it has loads of that oomph factor but the fact remains that its specs are unknown. However likely features are a HD screen (If you have a sane IQ you have figured this out already), An accelerometer (Quite evident by the picture) and since there seems to be only 1 button, its likely to be a touchscreen. 
It will be intresting to know what is the kind of software inside, the price and the capacity of this thing-all of this decides if this thing turns out to be the much awaited iPod killer. According to me, this thing beats the iPod touch hands-down when it comes to looks and a HD screen will simply be a super bonus. Many iPod owners are also disgruntled with Apple’s policy of charging $10-20 for every software upgrade (Downright cheap in my opinion) and are looking for the switch. The industry might be on the threshold of a dynamic change in the PMP market.
PS: There has been much speculation over the Zune in recent days, something totally different.

Brush your iPod

One problem with Apple products is that they all look the same. Here is tuitorial to get that ‘different’ look on your iPod. Here are some things that you will need:

1. Your iPod. Or just iPod. Steal one.
2. Scotch Brite (Get a fresh one from the market)
3. Something to clean the metallic surface
Step 1: Clean your iPod’s rear surface
Step 2: Place your iPod on a flat surface and grip it firmly with your second hand
Step 3: Get the scotch brite in your first hand and rub it in an up and down motion. Make sure you rub it right or the you’ll get curved lines.
Step 4: Continue the rubbing part till you think it looks good. You’re done.

Open Source WEEKEND – A thinkquest Entry in 2008


Open source software is more than just software which offers permissions to edit source code. It is no more geek matter as it once used to be. Open source is now ready for the masses as we see it and could give closed source alternatives a run for their money. How? Head on to our pages below to know more and get enlightened!


Open source software does more than just cut costs. May be that is why so many corporations and even nations are increasingly turning towards open source and standardizing them. Why? Head on to the pages below and you would discover the sheer impact open source has made on the software world. Perhaps your favorite applications might soon be all open source!

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT Open Source – Click the link below to view our well wishers’ (Varun Mishra, Ankur Banerjee, Prashanth) ThinkQuest Entry for the year of 2008

I found the site quite informative and well presented.