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Almost Switched to Tumblr..

...but decided to stick with Blogger.

Tumblr blogs are definitely better looking, and the interface is cleaner, but its an absolute pain to customize or add anything external. You can't change the theme once you have added simple things like facebook buttons, and it has no comments!

Price History

If you are thinking of buying something, but are not in a hurry, and want to make sure that you get the best deal, check out camelcamelcamel.com. They have an awesome amazon and 3rd price history of different items.
Happy shopping! Dwipal

Health Care or Health Insurance

Of all the news, debates, articles and bills that are going on regarding 'healthcare reform', most of the talk is more about 'health insurance reform', or 'how to get a net increase in health insurance payments from people'.
Everyone is talking about taxing the rich to get more money in health insurance, putting surcharges on so called cadillac plans, making it mandatory for everyone to take health insurance, etc. without any significant (if at all) improvement in the actual health care.
How about our politicians re-think this problem again, and go to the root of this: Healthcare is ridiculously expensive in the US, so try and reduce the actual cost of health care. If this happens, then, automatically, insurance premiums will go down and people will be able to afford it.
From my personal experience, healthcare is a big mess because of these main reasons: Its ridiculously expensive. Even something like a regular physical runs into 1000s of dollars.People are not us…

How does google know what websites I am visiting?

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I recently signed up for a lot of dating websites, including Plenty of fish. Now, whenever I visit some website (like techcrunch) with google ads on it, I get this advertisement:


The question is,
How the heck does google know that I have used POF? This is outright creepy. I don't have google toolbar or any of those things turned on, so there has to be something that google is doing.