Monthly Archives: September, 2008

INDIAN car with International Design features for just 1.3 Lacs

INDIAN car with International Design features for just 1.3 Lacs by Mahindra competition of TATA’s mini car.

According to XE-currency converter, 1–U.S Dollar = 46.5755 Indian Rupees.

In India:

1–Lac = 100,000.00 Rupees(one-hundred thousand rupees),

therefore: 1.3Lac = 130,000.00 Rupees(one hundred and thirty thousand Rupees).

In U.S dollars, is approximately $2,791.00(two-thousand, seven hundred and ninety one United states dollars).

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In Nigeria, this brand new, locally innovated and designed car would amount to NGN450,000.00(four hundred and fifty thousand Naira only) at an exchange rate of 1–USD=NGN150,000.00

Question: when will such an achievement be possible locally?

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lost online – please help Novena University

There is an ‘Undergraduate Admission for 2008/2009 session’ advert in todays edition of the Nigerian Guardian Newspaper, calling for admission into 4-colleges.

Its my first time to hear of this University. I feel the stakeholders of this University could have done better on the name. To google dot com I went and discovered its one of the newly licensed private universities, according to this post from Nairaland. Much ado about being uninformed about whats happening in this fatherland.

This excerpt is from a reply to someone looking for info about Novena University on yahoo answers:

The first private university in Delta State, Novena University, Amai, has taken off with about 200 students. The Vice Chancellor, Professor W.O. Olu-Aderounmu announced that the institution would start with 26 courses.

Novena University is also listed in a list of University and degree awarding institutions in Nigeria, which I downloaded from here. Another suprising info in the advert was the 2008-contact phone number of this University: novenauniversity@yahoo.com.

For God’s sake, are we saying that a University that got an operating license since 2005 cannot get a fully qualified domain name after 3-years? they cannot setup an email-server and have a contact email address that doesn’t sound ‘yahoo’? and yet, there is a department of natural and applied sciences, under which the department of computer science and mathematics belong. I wonder what the curriculum at Novena looks like.

The most reliable info about Novena University website directs to: http://www.emrproject.com/novenauniversity/ which is more of a project page.

The upper portion of the advert informs us that the University’s website is: www.novenauniversityogume.com, which as of this writing defaults to nothing but a page generated by Parallels Plesk Control Panel application.

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A ping test to novenauniversityogume.com:

C:\>ping novenauniversityogume.com -t

Pinging novenauniversityogume.com [67.228.227.8] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=747ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=745ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=739ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=745ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=739ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=737ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=736ms TTL=47
Reply from 67.228.227.8: bytes=32 time=734ms TTL=47

Then I thought otherwise: a ping test to novenauniversity.com:

C:\>ping novenauniversity.com -t

Pinging novenauniversity.com [38.97.225.135] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=719ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=720ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=696ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=709ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=715ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=713ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=701ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=711ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=710ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=710ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=728ms TTL=237
Reply from 38.97.225.135: bytes=32 time=689ms TTL=237

with a default webpage at:

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Definitely, the first University in Delta State is misinforming its online audience.

3D browsing with exitreality

I just installed ExitReality’s 3D browser and oh, what a bunch of software. This is how www.google.com looks like:

click the picture to enlarge:

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The browser can be downloaded from: http://www.exitreality.com

Hit the free-download button and run the downloaded software to install. An icon should be added to your internet explorer toolbar after installation. This makes it easy to switch between 2D and 3D browsing. I had to add the icon to my tool bar manually.

Heres how to add the 3D icon:

Launch Intenet explorer >> click View >> click customize

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select ‘Visit in 3D’ >> click ‘Add’ and the icon will be transferred into your ‘current toolbar buttons’

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If you relaunch internet explorer now, you would see the 3D icon. Click on it and select ‘visit in 3D’

Happy 3Ding.