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Entries from February 2007

How athletes’ sex is verified

February 4th, 2007 · No Comments

You must remember that I wrote about an Indian Athlete who failed a sex test. I was left wondering what test it was that could possibly identify a female as a male. I also wondered why the physician doing the test would’nt simply ask the athlete to lower his/her pants.
The reason why the pants stay [...]

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Wipbox: Research before listing on eBay – Make more money

February 4th, 2007 · No Comments

From Lifehacker I learnt about this cool new mashup website called Wipbox that lets you research a product before listing it for sale on ebay.

You can lookup the average, high and low prices it has sold for on ebay, which enables you to see what you can expect from the sale, or set a reserve [...]

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The Forer effect or Why Horoscopes seem so true

February 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Today I was searching for the name of the phenomenon by which positive affirmations, predictions or personality analysis always seems true. There is no end to the number of personality tests online – ones that aid self-discovery and promote a better understanding of one’s self – you get what I am talking about.

Turns out there [...]

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Acer Includes an ActiveX Control to Launch Apps in your Notebook

February 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Via slashdot, I came across this article that describes an activex control that acer includes in all its laptops. The activex control offers a method for any webpage that uses it to execute programs, open and modify files etc on any laptop that has it.
The page includes the html code for a webpage to test [...]

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