Friday, May 29, 2009

Nation trembles with exultation and excitement as Plustek launches ultra slim OpticSlim 2400+ scanner in India


- High performance, high resolution, and ultra-slim elegant layout –

Plustek launches ultra slim OpticSlim 2400+ scanner to empower Mobile Executives

- Supports all file and image formats, power cord free and needs no time to warm-up -

New Delhi, May 28, 2009: Plustek Inc., one of the leading scanner brands worldwide has announced the availability of its latest ultra slim scanner, OpticSlim 2400+ in India. This new scanner is just 3.3 cm in height but has an impressive 1200x2400 dpi resolution and a 48bit color depth. With Contact Image Sensor (CIS) technology, it is much superior to a traditional CCD-based scanner in terms of performance and resolution. OpticSlim 2400+ is extremely compact, light weight and power efficient to run on the notebook power through a USB port without warm-up.

According to Dr. Karen Ku, Vice President, Plustek Inc., "The ultra slim and compact OpticSlim 2400+ can prove to be the perfect companion for Mobile Executives. It can be easily packed in a briefcase alongside a laptop. Whether you're in the office or on the road, the Optic Slim 2400 will not only lighten your load but also empower you to scan and manage your documents, photos, articles, brochures and business cards easily and efficiently."

Because of the CIS technology, OpticSlim 2400+ is really ultra-slim (3.3 cm height) even in flatbed orientation. Owning to its ultra-slimness, OpticSlim 2400+ can be easily accommodated alongside the notebook in the same briefcase or bag. It can scan A4-size documents at an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and be of great help to mobile workers, event management companies, expo organizers and PR agencies. The OpticSlim 2400+ is always ready to scan and organize all of one's documents.

Even the home & Soho users, fashion designer, freelancers, etc. who take project works and always work on the deadlines, can take advantage of this scanner. They can scan their photographs, designs and creatives and send those to the clients at the last moment. It is also a great help for lawyers as well as they can move around with this scanner.

"We are confident that our customers will find it difficult not to be attracted to the OpticSlim 2400+. Its five one-touch action buttons i.e. Copy, OCR, E-Mail, Custom and Scan can make their work much easier and faster than they can imagine. They can perform the actions - whether to copy or e-mail - with a single button immediately after the scanning. Additionally, as a global product, it identifies 177 languages and comes with user interface in 13 different languages," added Dr. Ku.

Like most of the other scanners from Plustek, OpticSlim 2400+ also comes with extremely useful patented software including NewSoft Presto! Mr. Photo 4.0, NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5, NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10, ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint. Therefore, the users need not buy extra software for editing or managing their scanned images.

Apart from editing images using the aforesaid software, the user can also save the documents in various file formats including BMP, PCX, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and open files of BMP, PCX, DCX, JPEG, TIFF, PNG format. They also can export the saved documents into various file formats like MS Word, MS Excel, Word Pro, WordPerfect, etc. The TWAIN interface supports for automatic fine-tuning of the documents during scanning.

Also included in the package are the Quick Guide, USB Cable 150cm (59.05"), User manual (PDF file) and Setup/Application-ROMs.

The Plustek OpticSlim 2400+ is available at the MRP of Rs. 2800/-

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cheap gas or lower greenhouse emissions?

Asked to choose between lower gasoline prices and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline, 66 percent of Americans in a new online survey chose lower gas prices and the rest said that reducing the emissions that cause climate change was more important.

The survey also found that 56 percent of Americans think that the federal government should stop subsidizing production because they're afraid that it boosts , while the rest said that the subsidies should continue. When they were asked to choose between government subsidies for food crops or for ethanol, 82 percent chose food and the rest chose ethanol.

TED launches TED India

The TED Conference is traveling to South Asia for the first time in its 25-year history, TEDIndia, as TED descends to the Mysore campus of Infosys between November 4-7, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Some links

5 Citi moment of disaster: Robin Jackman totally DLF-ed his way to fame when instead of the canned “Citi moment of success”, he slipped out a “Citi moment of disaster” when a catch went to ground. Which, when one thinks about it, is truly the most ironic corporate metaphor ever used during IPL commentary. Now, can someone please get Jackman a bailout package? And file a Chapter 11 on Rameez Raja while they are at it?

Awesome view of the milky way

Friday, May 22, 2009

Worst offenders of pesticides:

Want to buy organic, but don't have it in your budget to do it across the board? Consider at least opting for organic when buying these fruits and vegetables, as they're considered the top 10 worst offenders for pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group:




Grapes (imported)






Sweet bell peppers

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Behold the visual trickery of the musical zeitgeist

When the fuck will we have a google android phone in India goddammit

And I hope it's for cheap. We don't want another 35k phone. Boo to Apple! Boo to Iphone users!! I hate you all!!!

Actually, you know what I'd watch? A series about a maniac who drives around singling out iPhone owners, slapping their stupid toys out of their hands and stamping on them. That's the first three minutes of each episode; the remaining 57 consist of an unflinching close-up of said iPhone owner's sorrowful face as they scoop all the bits of shattered iPhone off the pavement, clutch it to their bosom, and stagger down the pavement, weeping and lost and alone, unsure whether to carry the remains to the nearest A&E department or drop them in a bin and buy a new one.

Hope you all enjoyed watching Charlie booker's Newswipe, the episodes are available on youtube

Buddhist Temple Built from Beer Bottles : TreeHugger

Buddhist Temple Built from Beer Bottles : TreeHugger

Funny pic that explains capitalism

What's he trying to say here? Is it about capitalism and western imperialism, or is this about colonization, corporations, and wars of aggression? I love the irony of the Mickey mouse face, windows and coke logos..

Some guy clicked this at a restaurant and posted this on the internet and now i am unloading this on to you.

But it's art and it's fucking brilliant imho

This picture is not photoshopped


A short history of America

It's a study of how urban landscapes evolve over time by Robert Crumb. Just saw a documentary about him, he's quite a brilliant cartoonist and writer.

This is what I call cypherpunk

He's a tibetian nomad from National Geographic Vol 175, June 1989.

In this animated gif we study the pattern of incursions made by man and ask if it's a good thing or not

So this is a picture of some place in the US, I think it's Nevada or Arizona or Vegas... It's awesome to see it cause it looks like a microchip of sorts,

Note: diminishing water table.

Funny pictures on my hard drive

hope these show up on blogger

I'm gonna blag like a twitter twat you know what

what what what