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Masti di Paatshala…

Posted by lapstre on January 30, 2006

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Rang De Basanti is definitely THE MOST HYPED MOVIE of the hindi movie era (atleast as far as i know!). The songs are the best of Rehman since a long time, and theres Aamir on the screen, what better reason do u need to go watch the movie? The story of course! and i heard the story was a good one so no reason not to go and catch it on the big screen. But as much as i would like to go, i havent gone yet, Partly because i’m too lazy to move out and partly because the tickets were’nt available…

But a couple of friends to my envy went out to catch the movie, Heres what one of them had to say about the movie…
“Aamir (Khan) is back with a bang. Though “MANGAL PANDEY” had a terrific opening, that did not click not just at the box office but also at the people’s heart. But Rang De Basanti is quite different. U get to see a cool dude in Aamir. The cast has brought out the beauty of friendship and patriotism in a out-of-box way (meaning not the regular stereotyped bollywood tale).
Soha (ali khan) is electric on screen, the others we’re beautiful enough in their own way. All performances we’re upto the mark. Music was(is) Rocking! A movie worth watching with friends but its good with family too (Now now, how many of these kinda movies come out these days???). I’m not going to break the fun of the movie before u watch (Boohoo! She refused to tell me the story!!!).”
Damn thats all she said about the movie!, now i am going mad trying to get a ticket for the movie(I called up my friends and ordered em to get the tickets for the movie! Phew, thats hard work!). So for the next one week whomsoever can get me 3 tickets to the movie i’ll declare them to be equal to god and kiss their feet!
PssT1: If u came looking for a full review of the movie, Check this review of the movie on Deccan Herald. Also this review on
PssT2: Check out a Special feature on Rang de Basanti at
PssT3: Check out the Official Rang de Basanti site here.
PssT4: Haven’t watched the movie yet? Join the lazy joe’s club here.
Confession: I seem to remember later that She did offer to tell me the story, but i refused politely as it’d spoil the fun of watchin the movie…
Go watch the movie! and post your comments back here! Have Fun!

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Nitroboost your XP experienze…

Posted by lapstre on January 27, 2006

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How many of you uses XP on a 128mb/256mb RAM, Think your OS is slow(Despite it claiming to be 36% fater than 98)? A sure way to get your system running faster is to kick out all unnecessary services running on your xp. And thats exactly what this article on Techtree helps you to do… Click HERE to read the article…
Most regular LApstrEz BLoG readers will remeber i posted a similar link to another PC World article a month ago for christmas, The text went sumthin like this …
Is your PC too slow, Think it’s time to upgrade? Think again, Have you ever wondered how fast your pc was when it was new? If u thought it was just old age that ur pc is workin slow, you can’t be more wrong. As time passes by we tend to fil our computer with a lot of programs we think might be useful to us, then promptly forget about it. All these small programs you install tend to startup with your computer, running background taks and updates. YOu can boost your pc speed 100%(No kidding, Well unless ofcourse you have a well maintained system) just by gettin rid of these programs. Wanna know how? Pc world presents this guide on how to get ur Pc up and running faster than ever. If you ask me what i do to keep my PC up and running, I simply follow the boring old routinue of Msconfig, spybot and Registry Cleaner…Read the PC world Gunk Busters article here.
For those who missed their chance to fame on the Microsoft Code4bill contest, Heres our very own IIT kharagpur’s BITWISE 2006.

We had a go at this contest last year and managed to solve a couple o questions. We figured we would be somver on the top 20 bcos of the toughness of the questions and the 750 only crowd. Just when we we’re ready to savour our first real victory in the ubergeek world, the programs which compiled on our compiler(Turbo C++) didnt compile on their GNU compiler. So if u are attending this contest a work of advice , get the GNU C++ compiler and learn the differences and usage… and if u do register leave a comment here.
Hoping for a better contest this time atleast, but am afraid we wont be able to make it bcos of the training up ahead. Last time we called ourselves…%*^(^$ i really don’t remember what we called ouselves last time. But this time around we are calling ourselves Deranged Programmers (Pretty apt some might say!). I got the questions up somewhere on the hard disk, I’m just hoping i dint format it along with my collection of over a hundred bookmarks the last time i did a format. Will put it up here as soon as i find it. But they’re probably there on the site(i din’t bother to look there yet!).
College is ending tommorow, so time to start our projects. But i gotta lot of other stuff i want to do in mind… will blog about that later
Before i say bye, this is a quote a friend wrote on a slam book of another friend, i do believe its his original creation (I have no words not to doubt his words).

A seriously good one…

“Rose is a flower that stands for an hour,
But, Friendship is a power that lasts forever…”
-Gandhi S (Not the Mohandas Karamchand variety)


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Gandhi -The AD

Posted by lapstre on January 27, 2006

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Click here to view an Italian advertisement containing my favourite idol of all times – Gandhi

There are more ads on the site, and all of em are cool, Have a look around…

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BillyG upto it again…

Posted by lapstre on January 25, 2006

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Hi there,

Long time since i sat down to write. College,Projects and Training, One hectic combination enough to drive u mad and tired by the end of the day. I tried to catch up but couldn’t write any good blogposts. Felt guilty and put in a few scrap blogposts, and tried to get rid of that strange feelin…
Amidst all this hullaboo came Code4Bill , A Microsoft talent hunt contest in India. I took the first attempt and made mockery of myself, for the second i was too tired to even try. So i just shut up and went to bed. Got the questions for the 1st and 2nd at the end of the post, Have a look and see where u figure…
Bill Gates (aka BillyG) was spotted showing off his pet toys at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apart from showing off Vista, the big kid also bragged about his latest new soft toy, The new Windows Media Center Edition. For more on his inaugural keynote address at CES click HERE.
Another person who was in the lime light recently was me(Bleargh!), who caused up quite a stir by requestin my HOD to cancel my previously approved project. The class was flabbergasted at the idea, especially since lots of projects got rejected. I claimed the reason to be lack of time, but the HOD convinced me to tone down the project to suit the time constraints(Why din’t i think of that before??? Darn!).And hey, Guess what i found when i was browsin the web, A “Hangman” script i can add to my site, Hangman is one of my favourite games, have a go at it, u’ll like it…

Hah and now, Back to preparing for my reviews in college.

Before i go “Congratulations ot all those who made it thro the first round of Code4BIll…”

Gotta run, Bye

CODE 4 BILL CONTESTQuestions for attempt1
(Psst : Don’t curse me please, I din’t set the Questions)

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The biggest post yet!

Posted by lapstre on January 18, 2006

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Arrgh, Damn, ^$&(“%, these are some of my thoughts recently when i sat down to write sumthin for my blog. And so it is My latest blogpost, smack on my blog for all to read!

Darn is this writers block???

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Changed my project again

Posted by lapstre on January 18, 2006

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Changed my project title again(Oh yes! this is the third title…) Well i just din’t do it for kicks, but then i changed it bcos the depth in the ATM project wasnt quite enough. But hey, I found a couple of more interesting projects, Wonder how they escaped my eye the first time…

Well, This project is going to be fun, atleast i like it better this time and guess what it’ll help me a lot in the future with my scientific u know wot …

Arrgh Gotta Run! Catchya later…

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