Recession Effect

I got this as a forward. Its really great kudos to the mind. Want similar laugh see this post too.

Dear Staff,

Due to the current financial situation caused by worldwide slowdown of economy since end of 2007, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 30 plus years of age on early retirement.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retiring Appropriate People Early). People selected for RAPE can also apply to management for eligibility in SHAFT scheme (Special Help, After Forced Termination). People who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW scheme (Systematic Coursing Retired Early Workers). A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Management deems appropriate.

People who have been RAPED can only get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants or Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance). Obviously people who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by management.

People left and staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Management has always prided itself on the amount of SHIT it gives to its employees. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring to the attention of your Supervisor. They have been trained to give you all the SHIT you may require and handle.

Yours Sincerely,

The Management

Going Offline

I wont be available for next few days but this site will be available. I am off to my native if you any one wants to contect me just call me or leave a SMS on my number. Please if you planning to mail or ping me on messenger. I wont be able to reply as i will away from the internet. So see you guy till than

Klued

This is the time of year when the web is filled with frenzy thanks mostly to the holiday season and people are busy surfing for gifts, e-cards, booking last minute tickets and remembering the ones they have forgotten for Loooooooooooong. For me it was again the same time of the year when some like and unlike minded people come online to crack Klueless. For the uninitiated this a game which can be addictive and frustrating. Can lead to sleep, food and work deprivation. So be careful. Its the 4th version of the game and hence named Klueless 4. Its an online treasure hunt type of game where you are given the link to the first page and are required to find the rest of the pages. For rules visit Klueless.

Yeah i have finished the game and ranked 39 with Abhishek of IBM Pune .The link to the famed hall of fame. Last year it was 372nd rank

Here are a set of hints for those who are stuck.

Level 0.  Simply Click

Level 1. What do you want to do?

Level 2. Universal Resource Locator is thy name.

Level 3. If you have attended your english classes you finish this level

Level 4. No one was before him. He was the first.

Level 5. Find the CORRECT link and look out for “power of .. ”

Level 6. Who is he?

Level 7. This One is really simple. It has two part first complete the series than you have use the image name to fill the answer.

Level 8. This one had me thinking. Solve the poem and find what is being talked about and just name him. Most of the things point to just one thing. (It has got a two word answer)

Level 9. The gibberish here is language in it self find the language and you are done :)

Level 10.  FInd the couple who are missing and give them a single name.

Level 11. Find the thing talked about and its original location

Level 12. This one makes you think alot. my advice find the geomatrical figure. and than try relating it to the perosn.

Level 13. Secret of 52 helps alot.

Level 14. With Regards. The source clue may help

Level 15. This has 3 part and to solve the the 3 part start with door 3 than door 1 and than door 2

Level 15c: You can find the answer in2 ways either by decoding the poem or by looking at the pic. If you cobine the both than  its the fastest way.

Level 15a. look up and find me.

Level 15b. WHy are you here. Go back in time.

Welcome to upperechelon!! You have completed 15 levels. BTW this was the level where Abhishek Joshi joined me on Gtalk and we started solving this together. BTW i must say Abhishek is a great guy with a superb mind.

Level 16. Convert everything that can be converted to chat language. and than apply the formulea.

Level 17. The first level where the hint can lead you to wrong path all together. Its just the first half of the hint that matters.

Level 18: Solve the first two questions and than do a simple search on the answer. Abhishek found out the answers and I found the way to solve

Level 19: FInd names of the all the things shown. and than Say Yahoo! (i found the name of the fish and abhishek gave us the answer :) )

Level 20. This was really easy and it took us less than 10 minutes to come up with  an answer. Found the river name and voila we were done.

Level 21. This has got two things to do. One is to to change the URl and than do as the new url askes you to. Again Abhishek came to rescue :)

Level 22. Whats common between I and J

Level 23. Instead of finding the cipher just rack your brain and you will know the answer. BTW the answer is not Prudential

Level 24. Find who was laid to rest. You will find his worth there.

Level 25. This one was the toughest. It took us more than 6 hours. We searched from calc help to notepad help. But than the it came to our mind to search for the name of the pic and webpage title. and putting 2 and 2 together gave us the key. And abhishek gave the answer. It was morning 6 so said we called it a night, errrr morning.

Level 26. An unsolvable level with same sort of answer. 

Level 27. What does X and Y stand for. You are Cordially asked to Orient. Again abhishek came to rescue.

Level 28. Who framed what. BTW there are loads of false pointer so just select what is need. Abhishek solved the level the and gave me the answer

Level 29. I think the last levels clue was for this level. If you have solved the clue than think how to relate the solved answer to last levels clue. BTW dont use the clue directly. If you have got the meaning of the image than use the image name to solve this level. This level was helped to me 

Level 30. Abhishek found the answer by fluke and we than went to search how was the answer related to the clue. Find the differences. the most simplest hint will “look differently.” 

For the techies here is another hint.
while(1)
{

find diffrence. 

}

Bearing with auto and telco’s

This post is another crib series which i felt is long due.. its about the two things which i hate the most. one of them is Autos of bangalore. The most irritating and frustrating guys we have to meet each day. They have the meters tempered, ask more extra fare and crib when we reach our destination. Just thing the autos opt to run empty but they will take you as a fare only if you will cough up the extortion money they ask. 

For e.g. the general auto fare to my office comes to 29rs from the point i generally board them. One i was running late so had to agree to paying “10 Rupees extra sir” and upon reaching office the meter was reading 45rs. and i had to pau 10 bucks extra. WTF. asking for extra money on tempred meter. 

The other who can make you feel the same way and don’t even come to face to face with you. They are the credit card to the medical insurance seller. Most of the time i come up with a new excuse. some of them are

  1. Just now i have filled the form
  2. I have applied yesterday
  3. I have your card
  4. I am HIV+ (To medical insurance)
  5. This is police he has committed suicide yesterday.
  6. I am in a meeting call me later
  7. Simply disconnect.
  8. I am jobless or student

There are few more i will add later

BIAL

For those who don’t know what does the above word means than please come to Bangalore by an aeroplane and you will hit on the face by the new bug taken over the city. Confusing!! It’s was the biggest news after the Karnatka Elections, Metro, Road Jam, Night Life (which ends at 11PM sharp).

I am talking about the new Bangaluru International Airport Limited. The airport was scheduled to be kick off on 29th of march but took its flight on 24th of may, full 2 month after the schedule. It was not because that there were some delay in completing the project but it was the breaucacy which marred the inaugration of the airport.

I was there at the airport on 25th may. The second day after the BIAL was officiallly inaugrated and the place was buzzing with people. Here are some of the obsevations i had when i was standing outside the great entrance door. (i am yet to pass throught them..)

  1. There is lots of empty space to stand and wait for the people. At the old airport people had to stand in rain/sun while waiting for the people they have come to receive
  2. You can actually have something to eat as there are few shops just outside the airport. including subway, baskin robins, katti zone and some chat shop. (Price just to pinch youa bit. Nothing much)
  3. They have forgotten sitting for peoplestanding outside.
  4. Cleaing would be an issue they have got these huge cleaing cart but the waste been was bubbling with the litter. They must have some more waste bins.
  5. This was something i never saw at any airport (or may have not noticed). They have got a weighing machine installed just outside departure gate. In case you are travelling over weight you can always do some last minute changes. Kudos for thinking about this.
  6. AC VOLVO buses from the airport to some major points in the city.
  7. No autos allowed. So no more nuicence of fighting with autowala’s. The charge the same as the taxi.

Rest when I visit the airport from inside. which will be soon as i am leaving for my native to meet my parents and eat some mangos and leechi (lyche) on 6th and will be back on 15th night so no blogs till that time.

P.S. -> Will try to post from my native if the dear BSNL dial up allowed me to do the same. :)