Thursday, February 22, 2007
Microsoft was left far behind in the web world and it is trying to do what it does best, catch up. At least in the live.com space. Checkout the Live Maps and you will see Google Earth like product embeded in the browser. You have to install a 3D-plugin like software but once installed you can control the 3D view of buildings like you would in the Google Earth.
Also, the game Flexicon is a neat mixture of crossword and their new search engine.
It will probably not develop Google Docs like product to compete with its own Office but I am sure it will make the Office complementary to some online document management service. I haven't seen the full version of Office 2007 to say how this will play out.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
You probably would say Habanero. Not even close!! The spiciness of any chilli, or chilli peppers as is known in these United States, is measured in SHU which is Scoville Heat Units. More details about what SHU is and which method is used today to measure the spiciness could be obtained from here. In recent tests done by the Chili Pepper Institute the spiciest chilli was found to be
Naga Jolokia Bhut Jolokia also called Bih Jolokia or Naga Morich from Assam, India. The regular Habanero chilli is at 100,000 to 300,000 SHU, Bhut Jolokia crossed the 1,000,000 SHU mark. It broke the record previously held by California's Red Savina at 577,000 SHUs. The chemical compound Capasaicin, which gives the chillies its heat, is measured to be 16,000,000 SHU.
Most people are reduced to tears at 300,000 SHUs.
For your reference, here are the rough figures of all the various chillies.
|Chilli Name||Units (in SHU)|
|Naga Morich||970,000 SHU|
|Naga Jolokia||850,000 SHU|
|Red Savina||350,000 to 577,000 SHU|
|Habanero's & Scotch Bonnet's||100,000 to 350,000 SHU|
|Chiletepins, Thai & Birds Eye||50,000 to 150,000 SHU|
|Piquin, Cayenne, Tabasco & Rocoto||30,000 to 50,000 SHU|
|De Arbol, Aji's & Shipkas||15,000 to 30,000 SHU|
|Serrano||5,000 to 15,000 SHU|
|Jalapeno, Mirasol & Hot Wax||2,500 to 5,000 SHU|
|Anaheim, Rocotillo, Sandia & Cascabel||1,500 to 2,500 SHU|
|Ancho, Pasilla, Mulato & Espanola||1,000 to 1,500 SHU|
|Cherry, New Mexican||500 to 1,000 SHU|
|Bell Peppers & Pimentos||0 SHU|