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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

sonamchauhan Re: Finally! (474 comments)

I think china tried both prohibition and non-prohibition, sometime back. The latter didn't work out so well for them.

about two weeks ago

Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

sonamchauhan Re:complex application example (161 comments)

Try putting a load balancer (Cisco ACE, Citrix NetScaler) on a virtual IP and load balancing the UDP packets across several nodes behind the balancer.

about two weeks ago

The Billionaire Mathematician

sonamchauhan Re:education (96 comments)

" Very useful! "
- Mr. McAfee and friends

about three weeks ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

sonamchauhan Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

Planes and runways have lights.

about three weeks ago

India Launches Five Foreign Satellites

sonamchauhan Re:Is it true, or is it another lie. (85 comments)

You know Russell Peters is a comedian, right? :-) I'll wait for the meta-episode where Peters makes fun of people who got suckered into believing what he said.

about a month ago

3D-Printed Material Can Carry 160,000 Times Its Own Weight

sonamchauhan Re:Really? Stiffness correlates with density? (60 comments)

No, read it as....
"Normally, stiffness and strength declines with the [decline in] density of any [single] material;" ...because of that follows next:
"that's why when bone density decreases, fractures become more likely."

about a month ago

After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email

sonamchauhan Hmmm.... (372 comments)

The IRS probably still has Exchange server logs with message-IDs, recipients, timestamps and message sizes.

Some mail recipients may still have copies of the 'lost' emails filed away -- either emails themselves, or portions forwarded, replied to, or otherwise quoted in some manner. Server logs will make this known.

about a month and a half ago

The Computer Security Threat From Ultrasonic Networks

sonamchauhan As others have pointed out... (121 comments)

... Its a covert transmission channel, not an attack...

A camera pointed at a computer monitor slowly shifts its average hue (a la 'f.lux') is another such example.

about a month and a half ago

iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

sonamchauhan Re:Apple Actually Cares About Privacy (323 comments)

Thanks - I suspected that this was the case, but wasn't sure.

Location tracking stays turned off in my iOS device. A nuisance when you want a quick look at the streetmap of the area you're in.

I suspect this entire ploy is so that iBeacons can be marketed more effectively.

about 1 month ago

After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

sonamchauhan Re:Since when is SOLVING CRIME a fiasco slashdot? (170 comments)

Murder is murder. You either bring justice to the situation, or a higher party holds you to account.

In this case, 'You' being the British/Northern Ireland Govt., and 'higher party' being God.

about 2 months ago

Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

sonamchauhan Re:So what's the alternative? (422 comments)

I laugh. And you're correct: I don't know advanced computing.

But Fortran is still no alternative to spreadsheets.

Saying it is, is like saying SAP ABAP is an alternative to Microsoft Basic. Sure, at some deep fundamental level, it is. But you have to migrate environments, and more importantly, migrate the user interface and user skills.

about 2 months ago

Gigabyte Brix Projector Combines Mini PC With DLP Projector In a 4.5-Inch Cube

sonamchauhan Re:Good idea (44 comments)

Just saw the price jump on (the price that one seller was charging, out of 3 sellers on Amazon) -- from about $300 to $600 :D

Guess I now know about how much Gigabyte charge the channel for these units.

about 2 months ago

Gigabyte Brix Projector Combines Mini PC With DLP Projector In a 4.5-Inch Cube

sonamchauhan Good idea (44 comments)

Nice idea, but check for one thing... these little projectors can be supremely noisy. It would be great if this unit had some sort of quiet cooling mechanism. Even liquid cooling.

I bought a DLP pico projector recently for around $200 (at a Japanese supermarket in Osaka). It has the same resolution, HDMI-in, a tripod socket, a battery, and a built-in Wifi access point that lets PC and tablet clients project content wirelessly. But man, its noisy.

This Gigabyte unit seems to have HDMI-in and a tripod socket too, and the pico projector can power up separately from the NUC unit (the PC). Given Intel HD 4400 graphics that the NUC uses can drive a triple head setup, I think the entire unit can drive two LCD displays, plus the projector separately. It would make a sweet unit to drive an external display or two, with an FTIR-projected touchscreen as the user input interface.

about 2 months ago

Luke Prosthetic Arm Approved By FDA

sonamchauhan robotic assembly with human involvement (59 comments)

Imagine one amputee (or even an able handed person) controlling hundreds or thousands of these to assemble things in a follow-my-lead manner. Computer vision based verification could compare the state of each of the things or 'gizmo' being assembled, with the 'master gizmo' the human is interactively building. In case of mismatch, gizmos with problems could be put away to sort out later.

about 3 months ago



Wiki Delivers Baby

sonamchauhan sonamchauhan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sonamchauhan (587356) writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling "how to deliver a baby" on his mobile phone.

From the article: Leroy said before the birth of Mahalia on December 1, his wife disapproved of his BlackBerry because he was always playing with it but now she has "changed her tune". "She doesn't mind the BlackBerry now"

The site he used was wikiHow, not wikipedia."

Link to Original Source



About Jesus

sonamchauhan sonamchauhan writes  |  more than 9 years ago

The Good News as recorded by John

Chapter 1

In the beginning of all, was the Word -- the Word was with God, and the Word himself was God.
This Word was with God in the beginning.

This Word made all things. Without him not one thing was made that exists today.

This Word had life within himself -- this life was the light of men. The light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has never understood it.

God sent a man; whose name was John. John came to give witness about that light, so that through John all men might trust the light. John himself was not the light; only a witness -- that the true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

The Word was in the world. Even though he made the world, the world did not recognize him. He came to the people who he had named as his own, but they too did not receive him. Yet to all those who did receive him, to those who believed in his name -- to them he gave the right to become children of God. These were children born -- not born from blood, nor of fleshy lust, not by people's willpower -- these were children born from God Himself - from God's spirit.

The Word put on flesh and set up his tent among us. And we saw his glory with our own eyes -- the glory the One and only child, of his Father God, full of graceful, beautiful and perfect truth. ...

(The Bible)

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