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It was a pleasant Sunday morning and I decided to go on a drive. I got ready, got in the car but guess what? Murphy’s Law proved to be true once again. The car refused to start. Although its was a brand new one and hardly been driven it did not start. I would have just left it there and would have taken my bike for a ride but since my dad needed the car in the evening, it was very critical for me to get the car working before evening at any cost. By the way its a Hyundai i10.
Last week was Diwali – the festival of lights. For those who don’t know what diwali is, it’s like Christmas of India. It is one of the major festivals celebrated grandly in India. Therefore, Google decided to send Diwali greetings and some really pathetic gift to its adwords users.
DOT-COM BOOM refers to the late 1990s during which countless Internet companies were riding an enormous wave of enthusiasm that pushed their stock valuations into the stratosphere even though they never made a penny. Billions in venture capital were given to entrepreneurs with little or no experience to fund ideas that were ludicrous. It was a crazy time, and people were very excited. With all of the nonsense, many dot-coms did survive, and countless concepts and techniques were developed that continue today. That was the first version of Web and people did not call it web 1.0.
Someone forwarded this story to me and I thought it was worth blogging. People from no other place on this earth would have done or for that have the guts for what these guys did. It is not the first time they are doing it. They have done it in the past, they did it this time, and they will keep doing it in the future as well. These guys are the real heros.
The actual story….By Ishan I. Bhole
STUNNED – Mumbai Mirror.
7 BLASTS ROCK MUMBAI- Yahoo headlines.
‘Gandhi,’, the film, this paid political advertisement for the government of India, is organized around three axes:(1)anti-racism–all men are equal regardless of race, color, creed, etc.;
(2)anti-colonialism, which in present terms translates as support for the Third World, including, most eminently, India;
(3) nonviolence, presented as an absolutist pacifism.
Many historians and experts object strenuously that the picture of Gandhi that emerges in the movie or for that matter the Indian history books, is grossly inaccurate, omitting, as one of many examples, that when Gandhi’s wife lay dying of pneumonia and British doctors insisted that a shot of penicillin would save her, Gandhi refused to have this alien medicine injected in her body and simply let her die. It must be noted that when Gandhi contracted malaria shortly afterward he accepted for himself the alien medicine quinine, and that when he had appendicitis he allowed British doctors to perform on him the alien outrage of an appendectomy. (more…)
To hear the US government tell it, Gary McKinnon is a dangerous man, and should be extradited back to America to stand trial in a Virginia courtroom.
One US prosecutor has accused him of committing "the biggest military computer hack of all time". If extradited, Mr McKinnon could face decades in US jail, and fines of close to $2m.