Friday, December 17, 2010

Google's Web History

I didnt know about this, until now. Ignorance was bliss. Now that i know, i did the right thing. Turn it off!! I would have appreciated if Google had sought my permission before they choose to save my search history. It is one thing to store it on my computer's cache, but a wholly another thing to make this available online, even if it is accessible only by me. All this only increases my paranoia levels.

Note from Google on privacy: Web History is accessible only by signing in to your Google Account with your username and password. As long as you don't share your username and password, your Web History should remain completely private.

Google Web History tracks (i should say store, but i am paranoid and very pissed), all online searches done thru' google. Lucky me, i still use Yahoo for my searches. Now that i discovered this truth, am need to ferret the same about Yahoo. I do know that when Yahoo introduced search perferences long while ago, this was not one of the options.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Math QnA

Funny!! Not always does a student get to poke fun at the teacher in class. Like a friend of mine (senior from school) who narrated the incident in a biology class.
Shantha maam: tell me the name of an amphibian?
Friend: Frog (after help from behind)
Shantha maam: Give me another one? (knowing how this chappy figured out the answer).
Friend: Another Frog
So i got this in the mail, a while ago. This the response by a smart student, to a tough (well maynot be so tough) math question.

Smart eh?!
Well not if you see how the teacher graded him/her.
Full grades the teacher on this one.

I also recall another one where my Stats professor, help my friend understand that his marks where "not out of 50", but purely "out of pity".