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Judge Rejects $324.5 Million Settlement For Tech Workers, Argues For More

junglee_iitk Re:And yet (268 comments)

The only problem with your solution is that you are still assuming that the government works for the people. Government works for lobbies, and people are not a lobby.

about 4 months ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

junglee_iitk Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

Exactly, but in a much larger scale, what US and the west in general has been doing for hundreds of years.

Disclaimer: I am a Gandhian.

about 5 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

junglee_iitk Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

The pin is a seperate 4 digit number which is told to you. You need to enter it in the swiping machine (which isn't used to swipe but 'slid into' the card).

about 10 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

junglee_iitk Re:Karma (255 comments)

That has got nothing to do with GP or my comment, and hence off-topic.

Unless 'All American' tablets are in fact being manufactured in India, there is no outsourcing going on.

about 10 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

junglee_iitk Re:Karma (255 comments)

Who modded this insightful? This is anti-informative, whatever that is. US doesn't 'outsource' drug production to India. Indian firms read patents and create generics from it.

about 10 months ago
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Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

junglee_iitk Re:Propose projects on which newbies can start (332 comments)

Hi!

I am planning to do a MS in OS. If you give me some details I would like to join your course.

- Anupam Srivastava

about a year ago
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Where Does America's Fear Come From?

junglee_iitk Re:Fear and Paranoia... (926 comments)

The whole world is nice to Americans. No one can be on top without other letting it.

Btw, I have lived in Europe and USA (California, to be exact). People are mostly nice at both places. But they will treat you like an equal only if you are white.

about a year ago
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NSA Surveillance Heat Map: NSA Lied To Congress

junglee_iitk Re:Call me cynical, but... (385 comments)

What I find interesting is that they scan India more than Saudi Arabia, considering how many Indians dream the American Dream.

about a year and a half ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

junglee_iitk Re:It works (1215 comments)

You know, sometimes, people really are paranoid and really nobody is out to get them.

And GP lists everything that is correct for majority of people who grew with him reading slashdot and evagelizing free software. I love FSF and have always believed in what RMS says (I even supported GPL 3 when Linus lambasted it). But until that vision becomes reality, for which I work on weekends and on nights, I still need the food on my table - for me and my family! And for that I need to work. And guess what? Windows 7 gets work done.

Yeah, and moderators can mark me down. I post as AC generally anyway. This post is under my user-id so you KNOW that am a real person in a different country and a different culture with same experience as GP.

about a year and a half ago
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Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

junglee_iitk Re:Humm. (220 comments)

Troll? I guess FBI is modding these days... :/

about 2 years ago
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Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

junglee_iitk Re:Humm. (220 comments)

White house?

"Where is the most wanted terrorist hiding out again?" FTFY

Most wanted? Pakistan. Biggest? USA.

Thank you, thank you. I will be here all week :)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Team To Write Good Code?

junglee_iitk Re:Just like snipe hunting (366 comments)

GP is part of the problem. For people like him/her, it is not about good code or bad code, it is about 'my way or the highway'.

Calling someone "factory factory factory guy" without any basis is how you get mod points on Slashdot without being correct. For all one knows the submitter might be exact opposite.

about 2 years ago
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UK Government Mandates the Teaching of Evolution As Scientific Fact

junglee_iitk Re:good (783 comments)

Just a nit pick. Algebra was largely invented in India and then transferred to Arabia via trade routes, where it was preserved while India dissented into political turmoil.

about 2 years ago
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Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

junglee_iitk Re:Tweedledee won ! (1576 comments)

You mean how they are now able to resist 'stealing' whereas they were militarily weak before and open for 'new/better/the only mode of government' and 'upbringing'

more than 2 years ago
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Making a Slashdot Omelet

junglee_iitk Re:Thanks (101 comments)

I know... A big thanks to the meta moderators!

more than 2 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

junglee_iitk I grew idolizing you (460 comments)

Hi Linus,

I have grown idolizing you and what you have done, probably as a side effect, in making accessible my passion to me. I am deeply interested in system level programming but I am confused about its current status. Linux is stable. Unix is unix. And windows might become less popular due to UI changes. Most people haven't even heard of Plan 9.

Do you see any exciting new problems facing the academic area of computer systems? Any itch that Linux kernel is not good enough to scratch (due to pristine design decisions, for example)?

I am not hinting towards Hurd, in case you thought so.

more than 2 years ago
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JavaScript For the Rest of Us

junglee_iitk Re:And this is different...??? (285 comments)

How about Hindi? How about Marathi?

Frankly a single day spent learning characters is one day spent not solving the problem and one day delay between the problem and its solution.

more than 2 years ago
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JavaScript For the Rest of Us

junglee_iitk Re:And this is different...??? (285 comments)

Once in a while I come across something that I know a little about, and then I wonder if everything I ever read and took as a wisdom was written but ignorant people on Slashdot.

Yeah I know... am I new here?

Have you ever been to China? Have you ever seen the code they run? Ever seen FORTRAN in Chinese characters? You think they should have learnt English first?

And you a foreigner! Really... I bet an Indian/European who already knew the Latin characters before he/she heard about JavaScript. There are billions of people who don't know Latin script and you are asking them to memorize it.

Just like that.

How many Chinese characters have _you_ memorized? How many Arabic? I am an Indian and have yet to memorize Urdu/Persian script, my grandfather's mother tongue.

more than 2 years ago
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JavaScript For the Rest of Us

junglee_iitk Re:And this is different...??? (285 comments)

Quick question: What is more important?
1. Writing code
2. Being able to read code AFTER it has been written?

Sheesh... Most people in this world already face the problem you are talking about when they see everything written in English. And they are trying to fix it!

PS: Hopefully Slashdot fixes its commenting system. Months have passed since I posted anything and it is complaining that I have reused this form already!

more than 2 years ago

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IP address used to arrest diplomat's daughter

junglee_iitk junglee_iitk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

junglee_iitk (651040) writes "It is not just IP that warrants an arrest based on IP. Indian ambassador's daughter was wrongfully arrested based on the address of a computer used to send threatening email to the a New York school teacher. The daughter has now moved to sue the government for her treatment.

Of course, there is no news anywhere of all this ordeal in American media."

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Thunderbird Group is in Mozilla Labs now

junglee_iitk junglee_iitk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

junglee_iitk (651040) writes "Slashdot readers might remember Mozilla Thunderbird, the flagship product for email management from Mozilla and the most used email client on Linux was given the status of step child in 2007, while the world continued to focus on web. Since then more than 3 years have passed and the web has evolved into a platform in itself. So Mozilla Foundation has decided to dissolve Thunderbird Group and absorb its activities under Mozilla Labs, last heard as the developing grounds for F1 and Raindrop."
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Open source is an elusive business model

junglee_iitk junglee_iitk writes  |  about 5 years ago

junglee_iitk (651040) writes "NYTimes.com is calling the bluff on popular opinion about how Open Source is soaring as a new business model. It argues that "societal and strategic importance" of open source software based companies "far exceed their financial value as operating businesses" due to their poor monetary value, giving examples of MySQL and Oracle-Sun fiasco, to Firefox and Linux as an operating system.

While the title might make an open source enthusiast a little... anxious, the arguments seem to be actually quite sound."

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Discovery of new micro-organisms in the stratosphe

junglee_iitk junglee_iitk writes  |  more than 5 years ago

junglee_iitk (651040) writes "Three new species of bacteria, which are not found on earth and highly resistant to ultra violet radiation, have been discovered in the upper stratosphere by some Indian scientists. These bacteria which do not match any species on earth were found in samples collected through a balloon sent up to the stratosphere in April 2005. The payload consisted of a cryosampler containing 16 evacuated and sterilised stainless steel probes. Throughout the flight, the probes remained immersed in the liquid neon to create a "cryopump effect". These cylinders after collecting air samples from different heights ranging from 20 to 41 km were parachuted down and safely retrieved, it said."
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junglee_iitk junglee_iitk writes  |  more than 8 years ago

junglee_iitk writes "The arrest of tomb robbers has led archaeologists to the first of the graves of three royal dentists. The tomb robbers discovered the site two months ago. "We have to thank the thieves," Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said. Excavation continues (pictures) in hope to find more tombs in the area. Their location near the Step Pyramid of King Djoser — believed to be Egypt's oldest pyramid — indicate the respect accorded dentists by Egypt's ancient kings, who "cared about the treatment of their teeth". Although archaeologists have been exploring Egypt's ruins intensively for more than 150 years, Hawass believes only 30 percent of what lies hidden beneath the sands has been uncovered."

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