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  1. I first read Ms. Rand's work when I was sixteen and I knew I had found something that will be a part of my life forever. Eight years later and it still holds true! I remember feeling something similar to what Rearden's reaction to Francisco's words were during the wedding anniversary party, I felt as though she was telling me what I hadn't been able to put into words. Dinesh.
  2. sN, Thats exactly what I was thinking. If you read about it, people don't particularly care about the value of those gold coins. They do care about how to market them. The main aim is to recruit more people. I think that even if GoldQuest were to do away with those gold coins and just ask for the money, people would still invest. For me there's no question about investing in such schemes, cause neither am I convinced about its profitability nor do I have the time to go running after people. Dinesh.
  3. A few days back, a friends mom was trying to persuade me to invest in GoldQuest's scheme. It basically goes like this:- 1/ You invest around INR 30,000/- and buy gold coins from GoldQuest. 2/ In turn, you enlist 2 more people who will make the same investment for which you get INR 2000/- each as commission. 3/ Now, for any more members enlisted by those below you, you keep getting Rs. 2000/- as commission (and hence you can form a big tree of associations, bringing in a lot of money, 'supposedly'). 4/ Caveat, you start getting the commissions only after 6 people are under you. The gold coins are limited editions of sorts. Has anyone else heard of this? How do companies like GoldQuest make money? Dinesh.
  4. The 3 video's are brilliant! Have you ever noticed how people like Haggard tend to use the word "somehow" so much? "The eye formed, somehow"! I had a teacher like that once (a very religious one), for each of my questions during debates on various topics, the only answer I used to get was "somehow"! Moose, which particular book are you talking about? I'd like to read it! Dinesh.
  5. First, start by telling him you don't have ESP. So if he wants this relationship to work, he needs to start talking or get the hell out of your way. I cannot bring myself to even comprehend what he means by saying he is indifferent to your presence when he in fact professes love for you. I'm in love and I know that when she's around I barely notice anything else. It takes two to enjoy and cherish a relationship and you deserve better than him saying "its ok that I ignore you." By what standard? Dinesh.
  6. If we are going for not so famous actors, what about Vladimir Kulrich as Galt? He played Buliwyf in the "13th Warriror" Dinesh.
  7. Dr. Sultan is an amazing woman She absolutely rocks!! I actually saw the video following the link from Cox & Forkum, and man did it have a lasting effect! Cox & Forkum's cartoon too is very fitting! I love their stuff Here's to people like Wafa Sultan! Dinesh.
  8. Just wanted to poll the forum here to find out if anyone has read "Shadows of the Mind" by Roger Penrose and also "A Different Universe" by Robert B. Laughlin. What did you think of it? Dinesh.
  9. "Remember the Titans" is an amazing movie! On similar lines, there are two other real-life sport movies I really like - "Without Limits" & "Rudy". The former being one of my all-time favourites Check them out too. Dinesh.
  10. Ayn Rand used to say that in real life you ignore the inconsequential and in fiction you just omit it. This, in my opinion, is the reason behind the absence of religion or for that matter, the distinction between who was black / white in AS (there was a post regarding this isuue too on OO.net). She addresses the root of religion, which is unreason. I think thats sufficient. Dinesh.
  11. "Naughty, but Prometheus" "Prometheus - It Does a Body Good" "Kids Will Do Anything For Prometheus." "The Prometheus That Likes To Say Yes." "Lightening the Prometheus" "Have You Had Your Dinesh Today?" "It's Slightly Rippled with a Flat Dinesh" "I Was a Dinesh Weakling" "A Dinesh A Day Helps You Work, Rest and Play." Hmmmmm. No Comment Dinesh.
  12. What do you think of this article? Also check out Black Light Power, Inc. Thoughts anyone?? Dinesh.
  13. I absolutely love programming in C++ I really like the multi-paradigm programming capability that C++ gives! Java is fun, but personally not as satisfying as coding in C++. And as far as .NET goes, the more I learn about it, the more I like I'm not the GUI kinds Console based programming really gives me the kicks All in all, if I were to migrate, .NET seems to be the likely choice for me! Dinesh.
  14. Would it be possible to get a transcript of the debate? I will not be able to listen to it live. Dinesh.
  15. I am not much into the WoW or AoE genre, but I'm on the whole very fond of computer games Including their programming aspect. Some of the games I really like to play are: 1. SWAT 3 2. Ghost Recon 3. Half-Life (Counter Strike) Dinesh.
  16. I voted to prove you right Manav, I'm Indian too Though I live and work both in India itself Dinesh.
  17. Manav, I haven't read the whole thread, but I'd like to just share my experience about how I found my love. You are apprehensive about following up on a woman based solely on physical traits, thats understandable, but consider what it is that you look for when you are judging a person physically. It's not just a fair face or a beautiful body, it's the way the woman carries herself, the way she holds her face, the way she smiles, the way she laughs! That is at least for me the first step in judging a woman. And that's precisely the way I met my love! I saw her on the very first day of the beginning of my course in C-DAC, Bangalore and I was simply transfixed!! I couldn't take my eyes off her, she carried herself and laughed in a way that just mesmerized me! I've never been the ogling kind but involuntarily for the next 2 weeks before we first talked, I kept staring at her, observing her every move and realizing that this is the girl I always wanted! I had nothing else to follow on other than what I saw - just the way she looked, the way she held her face, the way she carried herself and the way she laughed!! It was an awesome visual experience We first talked only 2 odd weeks later but every time we talked, she just affirmed the image I had created of her in my mind!! Not only did she meet my expectations, but she just went way beyond them!! It's been 8 months now and every day our love and respect for each other is just growing!! So I'd like to say, don't be afraid to talk to a woman who you find attractive, finding someone attractive physically goes beyond just a face, you make your own value-judgments about a person when you see them, whether you are aware of them or not. Since the human mind is not capable of telepathy, so the only thing you are left with at least initially is your visual senses and what you find attractive! So the first step is knowing what you find attractive and then keeping a look-out for such woman!!! Trust your judgments and pursue them, even if you get burned a few times!! Best of luck for your search and I'd like to say, as I feel every single day with her, it's absolutely worth the effort!! Dinesh.
  18. Alas Kevin spoke the truth! Andromeda, what the hell is wrong with you? A good and satisfying (emotionally & physically) relationship stems from love and respect for your woman! So step back consider what exactly is respectful about "wanting to play the girl to get laid"! Yikes! If you were to say all the bull you just said on a woman's face, you should rightfully be slapped by her!! You got a lot of thinking to do before you go looking for someone to have a relationship with. Dinesh.
  19. You got me hooked too by this particular phrase and I did have a hard time figuring out the answer!! It took me about 10 minutes to figure it out! I'm not sure if I should be happy or go and whack my head against the wall for taking so much time!!! Dinesh.
  20. If you wish to learn C++ from scratch, I'd suggest that you start with either Robert Lafore's C++ book or Stanley Lippman's C++ Primer. Once you get to know what's happening you definitely have to go for Bjarne Stroustrup's "The C++ Programming Language" which is definitely one of the best C++ books out there! And once you are done with that you can try Nicolai Josuttis's "The C++ Standard Library". That too is a great book! Eckel's book is ok, I personally don't like the structure of the book! I've been doing C++ for around 5 years now and I absolutely love the language and it's definitely worth a try! C++ enables you to write some really good code with the help of the Standard Template Library (STL) which is a fantastic library! Go ahead, learn and enjoy :) Dinesh.
  21. Greatest Movies I have ever seen: (not in any particular order, just off the top of my head) 1. Without Limits (movie about Steve Prefontaine) - PLEASE WATCH THIS ONE!! 2. Rudy 3. October Sky 4. The Shawshank Redemption 5. The Matrix (Part 1) 6. Gladiator 7. Remember The Titans 8. Dangerous Minds Humour Wise - "Analyse This"
  22. Welcome to the forum zak. I'm sure you are going to have a great time here. Don't hesitate to ask anything. Ash: Even I wish I had read The Fountainhead when I was in school. Dinesh.
  23. Brent: How'd you know that I love cricket? Have we talked about this before? I can talk about cricket for hours, I love the game Not been able to follow the one-dayers as the schedule here is hectic (which is great by the way). Manjari: I am in Electronics City Getting a Post-Graduate Diploma in Software Tech from C-DAC (NCST). I'm boarding at the hostel in the institute, so practically living in one of the best places in Bangalore Are you from around here? Thanx for the link by the way. Dinesh.
  24. I'm definitely in. Never been part of a book club before though. It would be great if we could start with excerpts from Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead, as I have those books in my possession (I'm away from home). If Victor Hugo or the likes it is, then I have to go on a cheap book hunting spree, so make sure to name the book, much in advance. Dinesh. p.s. - It's been a long time since I last posted. This is my first post from my new college, feels good
  25. I get TIA Daily too. It's simply fantastic. Dinesh.
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