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HD Wars Episode 42: The Emperor Speaks Back

By on May 17, 2007 in Tech Takes | 5 comments

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Over the past few days, GQB contributors Boris and Eeshu have been slugging it out over, well, hard disks, as you can see here, here, here, here, here and here. My visitors found it pretty amusing, but then, off late the feedback’s been that the mighty Roman Emperor (ahem) should reign in his two gladiators and end the debate. Ah sigh, there goes a stream of posts. So here’s what I have to say about what they both have been saying:

Basically, kudos to Boris, who’s proved his high technical competence – just like a Code Warrior should. There had been skepticism initially when I put his name forward last year during Code Wars 2006, when he joined as a photographer. Now I feel contented that I possibly made the right decision. So Boris, I look forward to seeing you as our digital media and hardware event guy this year. As for Eeshu, look dude, I don’t want to be hard (disk) on you, but don’t take this too seriously. Although screw-ups like these (especially the KB vs kb thing) don’t do ANY good for your image, nor that of the Code Warriors.



5 Comments

  1. Abhishek Nandakumar

    May 17, 2007

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    You’re violating PPP terms and conditions by posting paid articles on a group blog. I remember you telling me to put back my blogger navbar to stop violating their T&C.

    PPP has got every reason to ban you from their site and they can very well do it just on the day they have to pay you a large sum.

  2. Ace

    May 18, 2007

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    Nice of QC to conclude the battle ………………. so what could be next maybe power connectors or DDR RAMS

  3. Boris

    May 18, 2007

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    nice one GQ.lets c what he says bout this one.
    probably will say that my spex number had gone up and i was seeing double so i saw it as a 8-pin instead of a 4-pin connector.

  4. GQ

    May 18, 2007

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    @Abhishek: Thanks. As for that PPP thing, they don’t mention it in their FAQs, but yes, in the ToS they do say they can reject a group blog. Well, they didn’t. When I applied, the contributors list was right at the top, and even posts need to be approved by them, so they do know I guess. Anyway, they don’t seem to care anyway as there are loads of team blogs on PPP. When I said that Blogger thing, it was more of propriety and ethics I was talking about than ToS violation. What I wanted to say was – look, here’s Blogger giving away loads of free storage and bandwidth for zilch, no ads too; so we can at least be nice and let them have their navbar for their publicity. That’s all I meant. As for ToS’s, we all violate that don’t we? ;) Us having orkut IDs, you having multiple Gmail IDs…come on, who doesn’t. What really freaks me out (and the reason why I read ToS’s before agreeing) is that I want to know whether it says I’m foregoing my intellectual rights to let them market it for free.

    @Ace: QC? Tch tch, I’m more CW than QC!

    @Boris: Nice one. I wonder whether Eeshu’s seen this.

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