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Google India2,623,750*Live Now* *About the Hangout* On Monday, March 4th, we will have the Finance Minister of India Mr. P. Chidambaram in a Google+ Hangout! Mr. P. Chidambaram will respond to citizens' questions about the Budget, and discuss the state of the Indian economy with a panel of industry leaders as well as citizens. Watch the live Hangout On-Air! Would you like to ask Mr. P. Chidambaram a question about the Budget? For a chance to hear him answer your question, add it to the comments below using #askthefm, and be sure to tune in on Monday!Hangout with Mr. P. Chidambaram2013-03-04 15:30:003828  
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2014-06-04 04:44:05 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Could not have been explained better.
Oh, now I understand why I have to turn off my phone on airplanes.

Most reshares: 5

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2014-03-19 03:39:41 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

U.S. Freezes Putin's Netflix Account #Sanctions ;-)

“I’m sure I don’t need to remind the Russian President that ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to come back for another season,” he said. “As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.”

0_0 #Crimea #Ukraine

Most plusones: 16

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2014-04-17 02:38:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I voted for the first time ever today in the Lok Sabha General Elections from Pune. :-)

My finger was 'inked' to indicate that I'd voted.

#India #Elections2014 #Vote4India

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2015-06-17 18:16:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

JavaScript For Cats

So easy your human companion could do it too!

JavaScript is a programming language or, in other words, a means by which a computer is instructed to do things. Just the same as one controls humans with hisses and meows, one controls computers with statements written in a programming language. All web browsers understand JavaScript and you can take advantage of that to make web pages do crazy things!

JavaScript For Cats

So easy your human companion could do it too!

JavaScript is a programming language or, in other words, a means by which a computer is instructed to do things. Just the same as one controls humans with hisses and meows, one controls computers with statements written in a programming language. All web browsers understand JavaScript and you can take advantage of that to make web pages do crazy things!___

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2015-06-17 18:10:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Deodorant Ads (Women vs Men) - Gender-targeted advertising

Source: https://goo.gl/4Dj5Un

Deodorant Ads (Women vs Men) - Gender-targeted advertising

Source: https://goo.gl/4Dj5Un___

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2015-06-14 18:36:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#AnimalRights #RoyalExistentials #comic

#AnimalRights #RoyalExistentials #comic___

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2015-05-22 14:08:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow. So, now ISIS joins the fight against Junk Food... 0_0 #JunkFoodJihad

"The American people will hate chips such as Doritos, because it will remind them of the scary footage, and at that time, the sales of these chips will decline,” he says.

His hopes for this outcome are clearly pretty high: The post is titled “A Great Suggestion to Eliminate the American Economy.”

Wow. So, now ISIS joins the fight against Junk Food... 0_0 #JunkFoodJihad

"The American people will hate chips such as Doritos, because it will remind them of the scary footage, and at that time, the sales of these chips will decline,” he says.

His hopes for this outcome are clearly pretty high: The post is titled “A Great Suggestion to Eliminate the American Economy.”___

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2015-04-30 03:02:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The uncomfortable truth is that a sizeable portion of Kiev’s current government — and the protesters who brought it to power — are, indeed, fascists.

If Western governments hope to steer Ukraine clear from the most unsavory characters in Moscow and Kiev, they will need to wage a two-pronged diplomatic offensive: against Putin’s propaganda and, at the same time, against Ukraine’s resurgent far-right.

The uncomfortable truth is that a sizeable portion of Kiev’s current government — and the protesters who brought it to power — are, indeed, fascists.

If Western governments hope to steer Ukraine clear from the most unsavory characters in Moscow and Kiev, they will need to wage a two-pronged diplomatic offensive: against Putin’s propaganda and, at the same time, against Ukraine’s resurgent far-right.___

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2015-04-05 04:58:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We're more than just Mafiosi and Latin Lovers: An Italian responds to Giriraj's attack on Sonia Gandhi

#Stereotypes #Italy #India :)

We're more than just Mafiosi and Latin Lovers: An Italian responds to Giriraj's attack on Sonia Gandhi

#Stereotypes #Italy #India :)___

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2015-03-04 21:09:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'm a Russian Occupant

Russians make excellent #propaganda videos. :)
This creative propaganda video talks about how regions like Siberia, Central Asia etc prospered under Russians, and about the attacks faced historically by Russians from the Polish, Germans, French etc.

Я Русский Оккупант | I'm a Russian Occupant [Subtitles]: http://youtu.be/T65SwzHAbes

I'm a Russian Occupant

Russians make excellent #propaganda videos. :)
This creative propaganda video talks about how regions like Siberia, Central Asia etc prospered under Russians, and about the attacks faced historically by Russians from the Polish, Germans, French etc.

Я Русский Оккупант | I'm a Russian Occupant [Subtitles]: http://youtu.be/T65SwzHAbes___

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2015-03-01 10:03:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

“If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth.”

“It’s hard to tell the truth in a world that rewards you for lying, but without the truth there is nothing. Everybody cannot handle the truth, this is true, but that is their challenge, not yours.”

“If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth.”

“It’s hard to tell the truth in a world that rewards you for lying, but without the truth there is nothing. Everybody cannot handle the truth, this is true, but that is their challenge, not yours.”___

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2015-02-10 17:52:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#Interesting

The Taliban will cheer the loudest for Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup

Cricket sat easily with Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. The sport bears significant resemblance to the old Afghan game of top danda. Both games involve a wooden bat hitting a spherical object. Cricket’s dress code also proved amenable to the Taliban. Unlike football, where the kit marked out those who wore it out as heathens in the Taliban’s eyes, cricket kits accommodated religious and cultural requirements. “Cricket became one of the favourite games of the Taliban because of the clothing,” Noor reflected. “They were not allowing sports with half trousers [shorts]. In Islam, your knees should be hidden under your trousers and that’s it. Your knees should be hidden because that will allow you to offer prayers.” In contrast to other sports, there is no direct physicalcontact between... more »

#Interesting

The Taliban will cheer the loudest for Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup

Cricket sat easily with Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. The sport bears significant resemblance to the old Afghan game of top danda. Both games involve a wooden bat hitting a spherical object. Cricket’s dress code also proved amenable to the Taliban. Unlike football, where the kit marked out those who wore it out as heathens in the Taliban’s eyes, cricket kits accommodated religious and cultural requirements. “Cricket became one of the favourite games of the Taliban because of the clothing,” Noor reflected. “They were not allowing sports with half trousers [shorts]. In Islam, your knees should be hidden under your trousers and that’s it. Your knees should be hidden because that will allow you to offer prayers.” In contrast to other sports, there is no direct physical contact between players in cricket.___

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2015-02-10 15:36:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Anti-Corruption Comedy Skits - with CPC's blessings #China

The irony — that political satire had to be commissioned by the party – has not been lost on the social media chattering class. One advertising copywriter wrote on microblogging platform Weibo, “Pushing the envelope? That’s arranged by the party.” One Internet user commented, “They are following orders from party officials when they make fun of party officials.” Another agreed: “When the party needs these performers to satirize they must do it, but when it doesn’t need them they must shut up.”

Anti-Corruption Comedy Skits - with CPC's blessings #China

The irony — that political satire had to be commissioned by the party – has not been lost on the social media chattering class. One advertising copywriter wrote on microblogging platform Weibo, “Pushing the envelope? That’s arranged by the party.” One Internet user commented, “They are following orders from party officials when they make fun of party officials.” Another agreed: “When the party needs these performers to satirize they must do it, but when it doesn’t need them they must shut up.”___

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2015-02-10 06:41:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm glad that AAP won in Delhi so decisively.
The BJP needs to be jolted into performing what it promised.
The Congress party totally deserved its ZERO.

Most People (including me) voted for Narendra Modi because of his development vision for India and his personality, not the RSS/VHP Hindutva ideology and ridiculous campaigns by extremist elements.

A reminder to all the political parties including the winning AAP - the people of India will punish arrogance and non- fulfillment of promises. Do not take them for granted.

People will not continue to vote for BJP, just because of Modi. So, listen to them and fulfil your promises. Ostracize and punish the religious and caste leaders, irrespective of party affiliation, religion and caste, who cause unrest and incite violence, as the Constitution prescribes.

Hopefully, the AAP too will focus on governance... more »

I'm glad that AAP won in Delhi so decisively.
The BJP needs to be jolted into performing what it promised.
The Congress party totally deserved its ZERO.

Most People (including me) voted for Narendra Modi because of his development vision for India and his personality, not the RSS/VHP Hindutva ideology and ridiculous campaigns by extremist elements.

A reminder to all the political parties including the winning AAP - the people of India will punish arrogance and non- fulfillment of promises. Do not take them for granted.

People will not continue to vote for BJP, just because of Modi. So, listen to them and fulfil your promises. Ostracize and punish the religious and caste leaders, irrespective of party affiliation, religion and caste, who cause unrest and incite violence, as the Constitution prescribes.

Hopefully, the AAP too will focus on governance instead of drama in Delhi, and cooperate with the BJP.

#politics #India #Delhi #Election___

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2015-01-27 16:46:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The 'Rat Tribe' of Beijing #China   #Migrants  

The 'Rat Tribe' of Beijing #China   #Migrants  ___

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2014-12-22 05:53:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

As 'Interview' is shelved, a peek at what North Korean cinema really looks like

'Comrade Kim Goes Flying' is a glossy and rare instance of the country's cinema.

From the trailer, it seems pretty much like any formulaic inspirational sports movie with some romance mixed in.

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

As 'Interview' is shelved, a peek at what North Korean cinema really looks like

'Comrade Kim Goes Flying' is a glossy and rare instance of the country's cinema.

From the trailer, it seems pretty much like any formulaic inspirational sports movie with some romance mixed in.___

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2014-12-21 18:28:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It is rather disappointing.

I don't regret buying the OnePlus One though. ( It came with #cyanogen   )

Court Judgement:
http://lobis.nic.in/dhc/MAN/judgement/16-12-2014/MAN16122014S37612014.pdf

#Android   #OnePlus   #Micromax     #Smartphone  

Amazing read by +David Ruddock​ showing Kirk McMaster to be the grade A dick I always thought he was. He now joins Steve Kondik and Abhisek Devkota on the complete wankers list.

+CyanogenMod​ is an amazing ROM and left in the hands of every day developers will continue to be however as for +Cyanogen Inc.​ as a company, ran by these three asshats, I hope and pray it fails miserably.___It is rather disappointing.

I don't regret buying the OnePlus One though. ( It came with #cyanogen   )

Court Judgement:
http://lobis.nic.in/dhc/MAN/judgement/16-12-2014/MAN16122014S37612014.pdf

#Android   #OnePlus   #Micromax     #Smartphone  

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2014-12-21 18:13:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

With a lot more people navigating to their website from India and elsewhere, looks like #ISRO  finally decided that their website needed a #makeover. :-)

Their old one looked like something from the 90's...
( http://web.archive.org/web/20141218171804/http://isro.gov.in/ )

Could still look a lot better though...

#space   #India   #Government  

With a lot more people navigating to their website from India and elsewhere, looks like #ISRO  finally decided that their website needed a #makeover. :-)

Their old one looked like something from the 90's...
( http://web.archive.org/web/20141218171804/http://isro.gov.in/ )

Could still look a lot better though...

#space   #India   #Government  ___

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2014-12-21 17:34:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why it takes time for a video to load

Just saw this ad while waiting for a video to load...
Silly, but interesting concept 0_0

   #Advertisement   #Cadburys   #Chocolate   #Youtube   #Loading  

Why it takes time for a video to load

Just saw this ad while waiting for a video to load...
Silly, but interesting concept 0_0

   #Advertisement   #Cadburys   #Chocolate   #Youtube   #Loading  ___

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2014-12-06 03:23:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

India and Bangladesh Near Resolution on Border Dispute

The Indo-Bangladesh border is also home to the world’s only third order enclave, the Indian Dahala Khagrabari.

To see just how crazy this is, understand that this means that it is a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.

India and Bangladesh Near Resolution on Border Dispute

The Indo-Bangladesh border is also home to the world’s only third order enclave, the Indian Dahala Khagrabari.

To see just how crazy this is, understand that this means that it is a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.___

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2014-10-17 05:26:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

o_O
You'd almost think that Apple's iPhone 6 Plus was the first phablet to be ever released...

Shanghai’s *#Unicom** store offers alteration service to enlarge pants’ pockets so to fit* #iphone6 http://t.co/uvjuTskGcn

o_O
You'd almost think that Apple's iPhone 6 Plus was the first phablet to be ever released...

Shanghai’s *#Unicom** store offers alteration service to enlarge pants’ pockets so to fit* #iphone6 http://t.co/uvjuTskGcn___

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2014-10-04 13:11:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Interesting theory - Rise in Urbanization leads to Rise in Nationalism

From the Article:

In China, as in 19th century Europe, rapid industrialization and a boom in international trade have led not to peace and understanding, but to increased military spending and the rise of populist nationalism. This is being encouraged by ruling elites to bolster their legitimacy in the face of social unrest.

Britain, the pioneer of the industrial revolution, was the first country to become predominantly urban, with more than half the population living in towns by 1850. Subsequent decades saw a surge in popular patriotism, with words like "chauvinism" and "jingoism" entering English political discourse (in 1851 and 1878, respectively).

A similar process is now under way in China, which only recently crossed the 50 percent... more »

Interesting theory - Rise in Urbanization leads to Rise in Nationalism

From the Article:

In China, as in 19th century Europe, rapid industrialization and a boom in international trade have led not to peace and understanding, but to increased military spending and the rise of populist nationalism. This is being encouraged by ruling elites to bolster their legitimacy in the face of social unrest.

Britain, the pioneer of the industrial revolution, was the first country to become predominantly urban, with more than half the population living in towns by 1850. Subsequent decades saw a surge in popular patriotism, with words like "chauvinism" and "jingoism" entering English political discourse (in 1851 and 1878, respectively).

A similar process is now under way in China, which only recently crossed the 50 percent urbanization threshold, in 2012. In the past three decades over 300 million Chinese have left the countryside for city life, experiencing the same "shock of the new" documented in Charles Dickens' novels of Victorian England. In scale, the Chinese rural-urban migration dwarfs that of Europe, where some 40 million peasants made the trek from village to town over the course of the 19th century.

Why does urbanization cause nationalism? The answer was provided by the late Ernest Gellner in his 1983 book Nations and Nationalism. In 19th century Europe, millions of peasants left behind their familiar rural communities, rooted in family, church and local traditions, to live in the anonymous, teeming townships that grew up around the mines and factories of the industrial revolution. Some of these domestic migrants turned to socialism to defend their rights and to make sense of their new world, while others joined religious revival movements. Likewise, contemporary China is witnessing a resurgence both of Maoism and religion.___

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2014-09-14 09:11:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So, will she get any compensation? You could say it's her (and her lawyer's) fault that they agreed to the deal. Maybe she was actually involved and had an accomplice who did the crime, which is why she took the deal.

Not sure why plea bargaining is even permitted for murder cases. (except for the "financial" reasons...)

SOMEONE strangled a prostitute in Portland, Oregon in 2002. The police arrested Lisa Roberts, the victim’s ex-lover, who spent more than two years in custody awaiting trial. Shortly before the trial the prosecutor told Ms Roberts, via her lawyer, that tower data collected by Verizon, her mobile-telephone network, showed precisely where she was at the time of the murder. As her lawyer recalled, the prosecutor said Ms Roberts could be “pinpointed” in a park shortly before the victim’s naked and sexually assaulted corpse was found there. Shewas tol... more »

So, will she get any compensation? You could say it's her (and her lawyer's) fault that they agreed to the deal. Maybe she was actually involved and had an accomplice who did the crime, which is why she took the deal.

Not sure why plea bargaining is even permitted for murder cases. (except for the "financial" reasons...)

SOMEONE strangled a prostitute in Portland, Oregon in 2002. The police arrested Lisa Roberts, the victim’s ex-lover, who spent more than two years in custody awaiting trial. Shortly before the trial the prosecutor told Ms Roberts, via her lawyer, that tower data collected by Verizon, her mobile-telephone network, showed precisely where she was at the time of the murder. As her lawyer recalled, the prosecutor said Ms Roberts could be “pinpointed” in a park shortly before the victim’s naked and sexually assaulted corpse was found there. She was told she faced 25 years to life in prison. She accepted a deal to plead guilty and serve 15 years.

_But the high-tech evidence against her was bunk. Routinely collected tower data can place a mobile phone in a broad area, but it cannot “pinpoint” it. That would require a special three-tower “triangulation”, which cannot reveal past locations. It took a decade for Ms Roberts’s guilty plea to be thrown out. On May 28th she left prison, her criminal record clean, after nearly 12 years in custody.____

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2014-06-06 17:02:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

But my grocer told me it was a Herr Adolf Hitler from Braunau in Austria, and that he was leader of a tiny political group which called itself the “German National Socialist Workers Party”. He lived as a boarder in the apartment of a small artisan, wrote articles for an obscure paper called the Völkischer Beobachter, and orated in hole-and-corner meetings before audiences of a dozen or two. Out of curiosity I bought the paper once or twice, and found it a scatter-brained collection of wild anti-Jewish stories and articles interlarded with panegyrics on the Germanic race. My obliging grocer closed his information on Hitler by remarking that he frequently purchased things in his shop and was, despite his eccentric appearance, quite a pleasant fellow, though inclined to talk sixteen to the dozen about anything and everything.

But my grocer told me it was a Herr Adolf Hitler from Braunau in Austria, and that he was leader of a tiny political group which called itself the “German National Socialist Workers Party”. He lived as a boarder in the apartment of a small artisan, wrote articles for an obscure paper called the Völkischer Beobachter, and orated in hole-and-corner meetings before audiences of a dozen or two. Out of curiosity I bought the paper once or twice, and found it a scatter-brained collection of wild anti-Jewish stories and articles interlarded with panegyrics on the Germanic race. My obliging grocer closed his information on Hitler by remarking that he frequently purchased things in his shop and was, despite his eccentric appearance, quite a pleasant fellow, though inclined to talk sixteen to the dozen about anything and everything.___

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2014-06-04 06:12:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

0_0

so satisfying....___0_0

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2014-06-04 04:44:05 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Well, that explains it. ^_^

Could not have been explained better.
Oh, now I understand why I have to turn off my phone on airplanes.___Well, that explains it. ^_^

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2014-06-04 04:38:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Ha!

Ha! Well played.___Ha!

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2014-06-03 16:21:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hmm... 0_0 #InvasiveSpecies #Starling

A Shakespeare Fan Who Loosed the Bard's Birds on America

Over 100 years ago, Eugene Schieffelin set out to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays to America. Today, one of those birds is causing irreparable crop damage.

Hmm... 0_0 #InvasiveSpecies #Starling

A Shakespeare Fan Who Loosed the Bard's Birds on America

Over 100 years ago, Eugene Schieffelin set out to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays to America. Today, one of those birds is causing irreparable crop damage.___

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2014-06-01 18:05:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

^_^

Martin had always been a bit high strung

#guitar  ___^_^

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2014-06-01 17:57:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Enemy of My Enemy

✇ Nearly 125 years ago, a British bacteriologist observed that the holy waters of the Ganges and Yamuna had curious bactericidal properties, limiting the spread of cholera. It took another 20 years before two microbiologists independently proposed the existence of viruses. Observing small clearings on a lawn of dysentery-causing bacillus on an agar plate, d'Herelle coined the term bacteriophage for the virus that devours bacteria; now affectionately abbreviated to "phage".  

A Voracious Appetite: Found everywhere bacteria exist- in the soil, deep inside the earth's crust, within the bodies of animals and plants, and densely packed in the oceans, there are an estimated 1×10^8 different types of phages, each infecting only a specific type of bacteria.  Almost comical in appearance, a phagehas it... more »

The Enemy of My Enemy

✇ Nearly 125 years ago, a British bacteriologist observed that the holy waters of the Ganges and Yamuna had curious bactericidal properties, limiting the spread of cholera. It took another 20 years before two microbiologists independently proposed the existence of viruses. Observing small clearings on a lawn of dysentery-causing bacillus on an agar plate, d'Herelle coined the term bacteriophage for the virus that devours bacteria; now affectionately abbreviated to "phage".  

A Voracious Appetite: Found everywhere bacteria exist- in the soil, deep inside the earth's crust, within the bodies of animals and plants, and densely packed in the oceans, there are an estimated 1×10^8 different types of phages, each infecting only a specific type of bacteria.  Almost comical in appearance, a phage has its genetic material tightly packed into the capsid head, that can be injected through the stalk-like tail into the bacterial cell. Once inside, it can stage a peaceful coup (lysogenic) or burst open the bacterium (lytic) when it multiplies. It is estimated that there are up to 10^32 phages in our biosphere, destroying half the bacterial population every 48 hours! 

Microbe Hunters: d'Herelle and his fellow scientists were quick to grasp the potential of phages as antibacterials. After consuming a preparation to confirm its safety, he administered the phage to a 12-year old boy with acute dysentery. The boy fully recovered. This set off a golden era in the commercial production and use of phages, centered largely in eastern Europe and Russia. In the 1940's, companies like L'Oreal and Eli Lilly marketed products with catchy names like Bacté-coli-phage and Staphylo-gel! There were set backs (d'Herelle's science partner in Tbilisi was executed by Stalin) and with the discovery of antibiotics in the 1940's, Western scientists lost interest in this line of medical research. Unfortunately, most published studies (written in Russian or Georgian) are not accessible to the western world and clinical trials did not follow current protocols of controls, making them difficult to assess retrospectively. 

Evolutionary Arms Race: With growing resistance to antibiotics, a resurgence in phage therapy may be warranted. One advantage to phage therapy is that when bacteria develop resistance to a phage, we should be able to rapidly select (in a few days or weeks) for mutant phage versions in a tit-for-tat evolutionary arms race! Phage therapy is already around us in some form:the USDA has approved a phage spray (ListShield) that can be used on cheese, chicken, and processed meat to prevent infection with Listeria. Is this the start of a new phage in the way we treat bacterial infections? :)

REF: (1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC90351/#B21
(2) http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/8/1096.full

Image: T-phage infecting E. coli , false-colored EM via http://goo.gl/fmDVCi

#ScienceSunday  ___

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2014-06-01 08:39:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hmm... (Dis)Advantages of Online Social Networking o_O

___Hmm... (Dis)Advantages of Online Social Networking o_O

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2014-05-22 04:26:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Pizza Delivery by Drones in Mumbai #India

I bet the government will interfere, citing safety, if they try to regularly do this...

Still, it would be awesome if this becomes normal in a few years :)

(Except for the Pizza delivery guys, who would lose their jobs)

Pizza Delivery by Drones in Mumbai #India

I bet the government will interfere, citing safety, if they try to regularly do this...

Still, it would be awesome if this becomes normal in a few years :)

(Except for the Pizza delivery guys, who would lose their jobs)___

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2014-05-20 16:46:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Temple of Democracy

I don't remember the last time, an MP bowed down in respect while entering the #Parliament of #India (or, anywhere else, for that matter)...

Loved his speech. :'-)

#NarendraModi #Elections #PM

Temple of Democracy

I don't remember the last time, an MP bowed down in respect while entering the #Parliament of #India (or, anywhere else, for that matter)...

Loved his speech. :'-)

#NarendraModi #Elections #PM___

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2014-05-18 22:04:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Aah... An Amul ad on the #India General Elections Result

A reference to the BJP election slogan "Ab Ki Baar, Modi/BJP Sarkaar" which means "This time, Modi/BJP Government".

"Ab ki Bar, Bhajap(BJP) Sweekar!" means "This time, BJP Accepted/Welcomed (Elected) !"

( #BJP & #NarendraModi  are the names of the political party and its PM candidate, that were elected with a majority to the Lok Sabha this year)

Aah... An Amul ad on the #India General Elections Result

A reference to the BJP election slogan "Ab Ki Baar, Modi/BJP Sarkaar" which means "This time, Modi/BJP Government".

"Ab ki Bar, Bhajap(BJP) Sweekar!" means "This time, BJP Accepted/Welcomed (Elected) !"

( #BJP & #NarendraModi  are the names of the political party and its PM candidate, that were elected with a majority to the Lok Sabha this year)___

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2014-05-18 21:45:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A Silly #Amul Butter advertisement :-)

#GameOfThrones   #HouseBaratheon   #India  

A Silly #Amul Butter advertisement :-)

#GameOfThrones   #HouseBaratheon   #India  ___

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2014-05-16 12:31:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Modi Wave, Saffron Alliance Sweeps Elections

+Narendra Modi is the new PM of #India & the Congress party has been kicked out! :)

The people have spoken and elected the #BJP alone to simple majority and the #NDA to almost 2/3rd supermajority in the Lok Sabha.

Now, they expect the elected leaders to fulfil their promises - or a face a rout, like the Congress this year, in the next election.

Modi Wave, Saffron Alliance Sweeps Elections

+Narendra Modi is the new PM of #India & the Congress party has been kicked out! :)

The people have spoken and elected the #BJP alone to simple majority and the #NDA to almost 2/3rd supermajority in the Lok Sabha.

Now, they expect the elected leaders to fulfil their promises - or a face a rout, like the Congress this year, in the next election.___

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2014-05-16 09:13:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#Mario #Monster 0_0

___#Mario #Monster 0_0

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2014-05-07 02:25:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hmm...I'd like to read a good novel with this setting.
( The Discworld series doesn't count as it uses a different model) #PseudoScience #Astronomy #ConspiracyTheory  

Flat Earth Society

The Flat Earth Society (also known as the International Flat Earth Society or the International Flat Earth Research Society) is an organization which aims to further the idea that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid. The modern organization was founded by Englishman Samuel Shenton in 1956 and was later led by Charles K. Johnson, who based the organization in his home in Lancaster, California. The formal society was inactive after Johnson’s death in 2001 but was resurrected in 2004 by its new president Daniel Shenton.

The most recent world model propagated by the Flat Earth Society holds that humanity lives on a disc, with the North Pole atit... more »

Hmm...I'd like to read a good novel with this setting.
( The Discworld series doesn't count as it uses a different model) #PseudoScience #Astronomy #ConspiracyTheory  

Flat Earth Society

The Flat Earth Society (also known as the International Flat Earth Society or the International Flat Earth Research Society) is an organization which aims to further the idea that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid. The modern organization was founded by Englishman Samuel Shenton in 1956 and was later led by Charles K. Johnson, who based the organization in his home in Lancaster, California. The formal society was inactive after Johnson’s death in 2001 but was resurrected in 2004 by its new president Daniel Shenton.

The most recent world model propagated by the Flat Earth Society holds that humanity lives on a disc, with the North Pole at its center and a 150-foot (45 m) high wall of ice at the outer edge. The resulting map resembles the symbol of the United Nations, which Johnson used as evidence for his position. In this model, the sun and moon are each 32 miles (52 km) in diameter.

 NASA employees, they say, guard this ice wall to prevent people from climbing over and falling off the disc. Earth's day and night cycle is explained by positing that the sun and moon are spheres measuring 32 miles (51 kilometers) that move in circles 3,000 miles (4,828 km) above the plane of the Earth. (Stars, they say, move in a plane 3,100 miles up.) Like spotlights, these celestial spheres illuminate different portions of the planet in a 24-hour cycle. Flat-earthers believe there must also be an invisible "antimoon" that obscures the moon during lunar eclipses.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/flat-earth-society-psychology_n_2038198.html___

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2014-04-17 02:38:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I voted for the first time ever today in the Lok Sabha General Elections from Pune. :-)

My finger was 'inked' to indicate that I'd voted.

#India #Elections2014 #Vote4India

I voted for the first time ever today in the Lok Sabha General Elections from Pune. :-)

My finger was 'inked' to indicate that I'd voted.

#India #Elections2014 #Vote4India___

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2014-04-16 16:27:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Lost...and Gained in Translation

"What if the translator chose to capture every originality and turn of phrase and onomatopoeic word when rendering a text into English? The words and the grammar might still pass the OED or the Wren-and-Martin test, but wouldn’t the final version be a mongrel without any literary integrity, the classic washerman’s ass, belonging neither to the home nor to the steps leading down to the river? (That didn’t sound so good in translation, did it?)

I'm not sure why the author thinks that the 'work would be without any literary integrity' - whatever that means. If it means not using any words that are not in the target language's dictionary, that's ridiculous. I don't think there's any way you could convey the nuances of another culture to the reader without using their words. Plus, languages absorb wordsfrom ... more »

Lost...and Gained in Translation

"What if the translator chose to capture every originality and turn of phrase and onomatopoeic word when rendering a text into English? The words and the grammar might still pass the OED or the Wren-and-Martin test, but wouldn’t the final version be a mongrel without any literary integrity, the classic washerman’s ass, belonging neither to the home nor to the steps leading down to the river? (That didn’t sound so good in translation, did it?)

I'm not sure why the author thinks that the 'work would be without any literary integrity' - whatever that means. If it means not using any words that are not in the target language's dictionary, that's ridiculous. I don't think there's any way you could convey the nuances of another culture to the reader without using their words. Plus, languages absorb words from other languages due to cultural, political and other influences.

*I actually like it when books introduce the actual words/phrases from the native language (the original language in case of a work translation, or of the culture depicted in the story ) to the reader (with the meaning as a footnote. Or, included cleverly in the text as a dialogue - perhaps between a tourist/disciple and a tour guide/guru ).*___

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2014-04-13 16:04:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Masks We Wear...

The Masks We Wear...___

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2014-04-13 16:02:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus - By John McAfee

Wow. 0_0
Not sure how I haven't watched this before...

#Funny

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus - By John McAfee

Wow. 0_0
Not sure how I haven't watched this before...

#Funny___

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2014-04-01 12:59:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Congratulations, You Have Been Martyred!

Syria's jihadists take on #FlappyBird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

o_O  ( This article wasn't published today... )

Congratulations, You Have Been Martyred!

Syria's jihadists take on #FlappyBird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

o_O  ( This article wasn't published today... )___

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2014-03-30 11:10:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Oh my. This is hilarious! :-D

#Project   #Management   #Expert  

My life as a freelance developer summarized. ___Oh my. This is hilarious! :-D

#Project   #Management   #Expert  

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2014-03-30 10:58:52 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Me too.

Me too.___

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2014-03-30 10:56:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Modi / BJP have interesting online ads... 0_0

I first thought: Huh? How did one of those irritating "antivirus" ads get mixed up with a #Modi4PM ad?

#India   #Congress #Virus   #Elections2014   #advertisements  

Modi / BJP have interesting online ads... 0_0

I first thought: Huh? How did one of those irritating "antivirus" ads get mixed up with a #Modi4PM ad?

#India   #Congress #Virus   #Elections2014   #advertisements  ___

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2014-03-19 03:39:41 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

U.S. Freezes Putin's Netflix Account #Sanctions ;-)

“I’m sure I don’t need to remind the Russian President that ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to come back for another season,” he said. “As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.”

0_0 #Crimea #Ukraine

U.S. Freezes Putin's Netflix Account #Sanctions ;-)

“I’m sure I don’t need to remind the Russian President that ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to come back for another season,” he said. “As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.”

0_0 #Crimea #Ukraine___

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2014-03-15 05:46:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ha! #Media #Corporations

Ha! #Media #Corporations___

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2014-02-15 02:10:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Vadodara (Gujarat) gets a State of the Art Bus Terminus!

Narendra Modi inaugurated this unique bus station named as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Bus Station in Vadodara. The station is built on PPP model and encapsulates the history of Vadodara depicted through Photographs and Paintings around the walls of the Bus Station.

#narendramodi #Namo4PM #Gujarat #Vote4India

Vadodara (Gujarat) gets a State of the Art Bus Terminus!

Narendra Modi inaugurated this unique bus station named as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Bus Station in Vadodara. The station is built on PPP model and encapsulates the history of Vadodara depicted through Photographs and Paintings around the walls of the Bus Station.

#narendramodi #Namo4PM #Gujarat #Vote4India___

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2014-02-13 17:29:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Flying over Siberia. Vast areas of white peaks.....

Flying over Siberia. Vast areas of white peaks.....___

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2014-02-13 17:00:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Love the animation style in "True Love Story" :) (though I'd like to watch the whole film...)

Wish the Indian film & TV industry made more than a weak half-hearted attempt at animation...and explored topics other than mythology (though I agree that there is a lot of unexplored content in that).

Sole Indian animator to win at Cannes says we should stop imitating Disney.


Love the animation style in "True Love Story" :) (though I'd like to watch the whole film...)

Wish the Indian film & TV industry made more than a weak half-hearted attempt at animation...and explored topics other than mythology (though I agree that there is a lot of unexplored content in that).

Sole Indian animator to win at Cannes says we should stop imitating Disney.
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2014-02-11 19:24:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sigh...

#Nostalgia #Voldemort #Nokia #PhysicalButtons #HarryPotter

Sigh...

#Nostalgia #Voldemort #Nokia #PhysicalButtons #HarryPotter___

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