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Engineers Build Ultrasmall Organic Laser

vencs wave vs particle (22 comments)

...by shuttling data using light rather than electrons.

in other words:

...by shuttling data using photons rather than electrons.

about three weeks ago
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In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

vencs Re:Wifi (183 comments)

This the part that leads to the next phase of ioT: Internet of Living Things.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

vencs Just WATCHed (176 comments)

Cool, just saw this on the WATCH keynote - reminders showing how much you sit/walk/stand in an hour vs the recommended levels! On the topic: I wish airliners take a note of this and show a notification, buzz the arm rest every 2 sitting hours to prompt passengers to stretch/stand for a few mins.

about a month and a half ago
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LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

vencs Re:So start organizing (108 comments)

So what is stopping you from organizing a union?

May be because a threat to form an union is more effective than the union itself.

about 3 months ago
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Foxconn's Robot Workforce Now 20,000 Strong

vencs At Foxconn Republic (213 comments)

Who assembles the Robots?

about a year ago
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator

vencs Much awaited.. (245 comments)

Paycheck

about a year ago
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Rackspace Goes On Rampage Against Patent Trolls

vencs Re:Getting "tough"? (132 comments)

And what about the good ol' "Don't feed the troll"?

about a year and a half ago
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Can Any Smartphone Platform Overcome the Android/iOS Duopoly?

vencs Why just Smartphones? (404 comments)

If you are still thinking about just a smartphone OS then you pretty much left with no options.
However, there is a huge potential for any OS/framework that can tap into Cars, TVs, Office Cubes, Kitchen appliances..

about a year and a half ago
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CES: Automatic Plant Monitoring Through Your Computer or iPhone (Video)

vencs It not all waste! (44 comments)

Finally, all of the Farmville experts have something they can apply their skills to!

about a year ago
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Microsoft Surface Pro Arrives Feb. 9

vencs Coming Soon (268 comments)

Surface Home, Surface Enterprise, Surface Ultimate

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Protest online. Save the planet!

about 2 years ago
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Remote Linksys 0-Day Root Exploit Uncovered

vencs Re:Another announcement (133 comments)

may the most glorious rays of the Internets be shone upon you!

about 2 years ago
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Remote Linksys 0-Day Root Exploit Uncovered

vencs Another announcement (133 comments)

says that, Huawei also reported its routers face a similar vulnerability.

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Protest online. Save the Planet.

about 2 years ago
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Fast-Food Logos Burned Into Pleasure Center of Children's Brains

vencs please (322 comments)

when I see my little nieces/nephews profusely excited at junk food, it feels bad but at the same time an inner voice says 'aren't these the one of the highest levels of excitement he/she is ever going to have, please don't let them down with big facts you know they cannot understand..'

PS: they hate me

about 2 years ago
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Iran Set To Block Access To Google

vencs Re:Halal intranet (279 comments)

if you get them, be prepared for worms/spyware that could get you - there might be an uninformed state sponsored hacker somewhere..

about 2 years ago
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Chinese Man Builds His Own Prosthetic Hands

vencs That glorious (144 comments)

High five he had after finishing it!

more than 2 years ago
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Overconfidence May Be a Result of Social Politeness

vencs Re:spoonful of sugar (263 comments)

negative feedback is acceptable if given constructively and pleasantly

its a convincing point, but the problem seems to be with the three terms (negative, constructively, pleasantly) in the statement which are relative and vary from person to person.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Hands Over Its Own Movie-Making Tools To Gamers

vencs Get ready! (68 comments)

Talking Tom just got aliens, nukes, 5.1ch and whole lotta off the shelf/attic un(der)used gradgets.

more than 2 years ago
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World Cup Memo Written By Steve Jobs Going Up For Auction

vencs Mantra FTA (206 comments)

An insightful Buddhist Mantra:

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

"gone gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening (end)!"

more than 2 years ago

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Reserve Bank of India rejects Islamic Banking

vencs vencs writes  |  about 2 years ago

vencs (1937504) writes "Earning interest on deposits is prohibited under Islamic banking. Instead, the money could be utilised for enterprises and the profit earned from their functioning could be shared by investors. There had been offers of Islamic funding schemes from NRIs and groups in the Middle East and other countries. However, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India said that Islamic banking is not permissible under existing rules.

In its intended form, Islamic banking as advocated by the Prophet would be close to venture capital or even a mutual fund – where the investor earns nothing if his money makes a business loss. He gets a share of profit or dividends if the venture or underlying investment makes a profit."

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China's stealth fighter flight test successful

vencs vencs writes  |  about 2 years ago

vencs (1937504) writes "China has successfully tested its second stealth fighter, a smaller, twin-engine jet that military analysts said could potentially allow it to one day fly missions from an aircraft carrier. Military analysts said the new jet's design suggested the People's Liberation Army might use it to arm and escort aircraft carriers like the Liaoning , which was officially deployed last month. Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of Kanwa Asian Defense Monthly, said the new prototype appears to have borrowed features from the US Air Force's twin-engine F-22 and US Navy's single-engine F-35C."
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Round of massive job-cutting expected at HP

vencs vencs writes  |  more than 2 years ago

vencs (1937504) writes "HP is considering cutting as many as 25,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, to reduce costs and help the company contend with ebbing demand for computers and services, people briefed on the plans said.
The number to be cut includes 10,000 to 15,000 from Hewlett-Packard’s enterprise services group, which sells a range of information-technology services and has been beset by declining profitability, said these people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t final and may change."

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Problems with too much emphasis on looks

vencs vencs writes  |  more than 2 years ago

vencs (1937504) writes "American lawyer and TV host Lisa Bloom argues that by constantly praising young girls for being pretty, we are basically telling them that looks are more important than anything else. Eventually, she believes, it sets them up for dieting at age five, foundation at age 11, surgery at 17 and Botox at 23 and says 25 per cent of young American women would rather win America's Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize."
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India divided over allowing Wal-Mart, Tesco into r

vencs vencs writes  |  more than 2 years ago

vencs (1937504) writes "In other words, a heated argument between Government of India and everyone else about allowing FDI into retail market by giants like Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco to setup their stores in India. Even with the govt's so-called safeguards such as the requirement of a minimum investment of $100 million and entry permission only for cities with populations exceeding one million etc, the people and opposition are vehemently rejecting the proposition saying that this would destroy the super strong local small-scale retailers' business. The governments' supporting points are about job creation, improving economy/competition by opening markets and mainly to meet its target of 7+% growth. The plan is currently suspended ."
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Indias' $35 tablet resurfaces - for real!

vencs vencs writes  |  about 3 years ago

vencs writes "Excerpt: Priced at $35 (about Rs 1,720), the device which runs on a Google android platform,sports a 7" resistive screen, has 256MB RAM, 2GB SD memory card, a 32GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports, apart from wi-fi connectivity for Internet access and cloud storage facility. The tablet has been designed by Datawind, a Canada-based wireless services company. Last but not the least, it has a name 'Aakash' (meaning Sky)."
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