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Indian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes

nixish Re:China? (409 comments)

Nope. It is simply because Vegetarianism is very much a part of the mainstream culture in India and Nepal. Most people including the priests and the spiritual ones (many Hindus and most Buddhists) follow a Brahmin diet in India and Nepal.

about 2 years ago
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If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:

nixish Re:narfled the garthok - I'm not dead yet (405 comments)

The question "If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:" kind of assumes you're going to die. I'd rather re-word it, I would prefer: "If a science-fiction villain were to attempt to kill me I'd rather:"

You cannot deny your mortality. Get in in your head, buddy. We are just dust in the wind, in the end. If you accept that, firstly, you face the truth and not hide from it as can be inferred from the wording in this post. (pardon, if this is not correct but do not change your perception and tell me I was wrong after you have changed your perception. That's just mean.) Secondly, you can channel your thoughts, actions and your life accordingly. You actually become more powerful, with truth by your side. Lo and behold, truth is liberating.

about 2 years ago
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I most recently switched ISPs ...

nixish two months ago (250 comments)

And that was because I moved. From AT&T Elite DSL, I now have Business Comcast Cable internet (one of my housemates works at home and her work pays for most of the internet bill :) ). It's a bit of an upgrade but on a couple of occasions (once a month in the last two months), it has slowed down to a crawl for several hours notceably. I hope it's not a chronic problem.

more than 2 years ago
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EA To Provide Free Distribution To Kickstarter Games

nixish Fuck EA (120 comments)

After they botched up Command & Conquer, my feelings for EA has gone down to the level of contempt. Fuck them.

more than 2 years ago
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What Is Your Beverage of Choice In the Morning?

nixish Green Tea with Intermittent Fasting (209 comments)

I tend to fast about 16 hours a day. That's counting about 7 hours of sleep plus nine hours in the morning and day. I do this for some health benefits and weight control (managing to lose about 20 pounds in a month and a half was a bonus). Now I am working on my six-pack abs and fitness. Anyway, my point is, because of this Intermittent fasting, I have switched to Green Tea in the morning and perhaps a coffee in the after noon. I love the concentration boosts due to these beverages.

more than 2 years ago
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Childhood Stress Leaves Genetic Scars

nixish The Three S's (334 comments)

Stress is general is bad for one's health. The three S's are a good foundation to build your health: Sleep, Sun, Stress. P.S. Sex would fall under Stress (i.e. inversely proportional)

more than 2 years ago
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Are Rich People Less Moral?

nixish Re:Money doesn't spoil character, ... (1040 comments)

This was probably the most illuminating comment I have read in a while. Some great points made here. Thanks. Best.

more than 2 years ago
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Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

nixish Can't happen without some basic house cleaning (438 comments)

Interestingly, did the ambition of a robust space dream for the US die when the US had no real competition from the Russians or anyone else in the world? It looks like the US accumulated all the technical know-how (probably in some super secret programs) while never really unleashing its full potential. What a shame. Obviously, it's not clear if even with all the technical knowledge, how viable colonizing other terrains is. But having all that technical knowledge gives humans an edge without doubt. And to make a U-turn in my comment, it all goes back to basic human distrust. If the countries could actually agree and work on this together, there would be proliferation of knowledge and a better chance at space colonization. That's not happening any time soon. Space colonization is an issue that probably cannot happen with some basic human unity and cooperation between the countries.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Mark Zuckerberg the Next Steve Case?

nixish Re:There's one BIG difference. (470 comments)

That could be because initially, only college students were invited to use facebook. This trend lasted for a year or two and between such a close group, having pseduo names didn't really make sense. People generally trusted each other. And the trend stayed.

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Should...

nixish Interview (469 comments)

After reading these interviews on Forbes and Timeand reading up on wikileaks, I came to the uncomfortable conclusion that Assange is doing what he has stood for and has spoken of. He has been very consistent in his actions and his views are visionary.

When I read some of the stuff he has said, he comes off as a cynic. However, his underlying motivations are anything but cynical. He truly believes that putting this data out into the world will prevent/has prevented wars(Iran-US war) and that things will progress in the positive direction. I, while more than a decade younger than Assange, have become a bit jaded in my world view unlike Assange.

Perhaps he is a cynical optimist,as illogical and paradoxical that sounds.

more than 3 years ago
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How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

nixish Errrr... (311 comments)

It depends!

more than 3 years ago
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The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...

nixish letter j (715 comments)

the letter 'j' on my keyboard. Now, whenever I try to type my last name which has a j, it looks like I spelled it wrong when I try to type fast. bummer. I had to force that letter hard to do it right now. :( The component which literally turned green before this was the webcam.

more than 3 years ago
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Where I am now, it's ...

nixish San francisco (525 comments)

I am in San francisco, the city which was described by Charles Dickens as "the coldest winter I had was a summer I spent in san francisco". I like it.

more than 4 years ago
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Fark Creator Slams 'the Wisdom of Crowds'

nixish Obligatory xkcd (507 comments)

http://xkcd.com/756/ Mildly related to the summary (the secret hovering remark from this particular comic): "News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones."

more than 4 years ago
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Did the US Take the Back Seat In Science In 2009?

nixish Re:I have seen the lecture you are referring too. (502 comments)

Buddhism also "gives you a text or other teachings that must be questioned, that must be doubted, that must be tested, that has flaws because it's holy and that you can improve " Just saying! Although one can argue that Buddhism is not a religion too. And in the context of the world's major religions, Christianity, Islam and "Jewish"(?), it is not.

more than 4 years ago
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Did the US Take the Back Seat In Science In 2009?

nixish Re:I have seen the lecture you are referring too. (502 comments)

Buddhism also "gives you a text or other teachings that must not be questioned, that must not be doubted, that must not be tested, that has no flaws because it's holy and that you cannot improve because it's been taught by God or some other holy being." Just saying! Although one can argue that Buddhism is not a religion too. And in the context of the world's major religions, Christianity, Islam and "Jewish"(?), it is not.

more than 4 years ago
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Math Indicates Pollster Is Forging Results

nixish Re:What's wrong with this data? (319 comments)

When looking for fraud, Silver was not looking at the poll numbers but the raw data numbers themselves (essentially hundreds of thousands of numbers , if not millions). Out of all the raw numbers, when analyzed there should not be any distribution. But the numbers were slanted towards 6 & 8 suggesting (proving perhaps) tampering. There's plenty of sound theory in this. Just look it up.

more than 4 years ago
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Net Radio Exec Says "Don't Mention Linux"

nixish Re:Competitive advantage (442 comments)

Since the Director of Marketing was the one who said this, it makes sense only if Linux has a negative connotation attached to it (they probably had some verifiable data for this so called "commercial stigma". Personally though, I don't think people are THAT afraid of the unknown but I am just an engineer and I am most probably wrong in my thoughts regarding this.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Poaching Apple Retail Staff

nixish oh.. (375 comments)

and i expected much more from you, M$

more than 4 years ago

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Student arrested for 'modding' Xbox consoles

nixish nixish writes  |  about 5 years ago

nixish (1390127) writes "Homeland Security officers arrested Cal State Fullerton student Michael Crippen on Monday for modifying Xbox video game consoles to play copied games. Xbox "modders" defend their actions by claiming the game console is personal property and that modification is necessary to upgrade console hard drives or play legal backups of games they already own. However, bypassing DRM security is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which states, "no person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.""
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US tech market could be bouncing back finally

nixish nixish writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nixish writes ""The recession and the big drops businesses made in investments — and technology investments in particular — are the reasons for the decline. Businesses and governments overreacted to the global recession and credit crisis, Forrester said, by cutting back too much on spending in the past nine months. As companies realize that the recession is not as deep, or as long-lasting, as they feared, they will resume technology spending."

Also, interestingly, "The global tech market is faring worse than in the U.S. Forrester now expects 2009 spending to decline by 11 percent, far below than the 3 percent decline it had predicted in December. A worsening worldwide economy, along with currency fluctuations (the strengthening dollar), are big reasons for this."

Despite (or maybe because of) the downturn however, the outsourcing market still saw an increase of 2 percent."

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