Horses and Bulls

LambhorginiFerrariPorscheOh, by the way, yesterday I got curious to know how the logos of some of the fastest cars came up. Read on the content (courtesy burskey) if you too want to know it…

The Lamborghini logo sports the raging bull or Taurus — Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth sign. Most of the company’s cars have been named after famous fighting bulls (oddly though, most have been Spanish bulls, NOT Italian). It also shows his passion for bullfighting.

The prancing horse or Cavallino Rampante is Ferrari’s adopted logo and is usually with the letters S F (for Scuderia Ferrari), with three stripes of green, white and red (the Italian national colors) at the top. Ferrari has used the cavallino rampante on official company stationery since 1929.

A similar black horse on a yellow shield is the Coat of Arms of the German city of Stuttgart. This horse motif comes from the origins of the city’s name: it comes from Stutengarten, an ancient form of the modern German word Gestüt, which translates into English as stud farm and into Italian as scuderia. And the mention of Stuttgard brings us to our last car logo for this entry – the Porsche.


Adobe + Yahoo = Money

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Oh, by the way, all the new cars coming these days have an option of getting ABS fitted with them. But, what is ABS all about ?

ABS is an acronym for anti-lock braking system. First developed and patented in 1936, ABS is actually derived from the German term “antiblockiersystem.”

ABS brakes could help you to avoid an accident, thus, preventing you from being injured or even saving your life. The correct techniques for using them are almost the opposite of everything that most of us have been taught about emergency braking in cars. Continue reading

4s + 6s = 10dulkar

Oh, by the way, I thought of jotting down a couple of stats which might help in answering some of the questions being raised (and discussed) these days (again, none of my opinion 🙂 ):

Year-wise breakup of Sachin’s performance (Is his performance going down year after year ???)

Runs scored in last 25 matches (see at the bottom of the table) ( Still not sure if he is performing these days or if he should be a part of the team ??? )

Unix History

Oh by the way, Unix is not just Linux or Solaris. I know this is pretty naive piece of information, but still I think it might be interesting to go back in the history and see how it all evolved… click here