Monday, May 15

A micro nation in the making.

Written by Duncan Campbell for Guarian News, this article appeared in the "The Hindu" dated 14th May 2006.

"Artist calims sovereignty of new Arctic island".

" Nymark, situated in the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic, was discovered by London artist Alex Hartley in 2004, when he was part of an expedition of scientists and artists collaborating on a project on global warming.

With the melting of ice, previously hidden prehistoric rocks started to emerge and the protuberance spotted by Hartley.

This island is about the size and shape of football pitch is being claimed by Hatley since he says he landed on it.

When he started exploring the possibility of getting micro nation status, he applied to the U.N.
The Norwegian Govt challenged his sovereignty claim."

Article source: The Hindu

Quite an interesting news really-is it not?

Sunday, May 14

Do you know designer baby?

" Now coming- Designer baby "

A british woman has conceived a " designer baby" selected specifically to avoid an inherited cancer. The woman used controversial genetic screening technology to ensure she does not pass on to her child the condition retinoblastoma, an hereditary form of eye cancer from which she suffers.
Doctors tested embryos from the woman and her partner using invitro fertilisation methods for the cancer gene. Only unaffected embryos were implanted. The pregnancy could increase controversy over the proceedure pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

News source: "The Hindu" dt 14th May 2006

Wednesday, May 10

Do you know WiMax?

Do you know WiMax?

When expanded it reads Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access.

What exactly it is?
WiMAX is a wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances.

Where it is applied?
Can provide broadband internet acces without cables.
WiMAX is used for last mile broadband connections, hotspots and cellular backhaul, and high-speed

Samsung calims the world’s first mobile WiMAX phone. Based around Windows Mobile for pocket PC the handset itself comes with a 65,536 colour 2.8in TFT screen running a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

Courtesty: Wikipedia, wimaxxed

Tuesday, May 9

Do you know Tendulkar's pooja crashes a web site?

I read this amusing news story in "The Hindu" dated today.

Web site records 9 lakh hits in six hours.

Sachin Tendulkar came to Kukke Subramanya temple in Karnataka, India to offer his prayers.
This made big headlines in the media (dailies and television channels) all over India and across the world where Tendulkar's every move is big news.

Ok, what this has to with a web site crashing?

Netizens all over the world started searching the web site of the temple in news.
When searched Google has directed the visitors to, a web site developed and maintained by Mr.Raghavendra Sastri, corporate president of Getit Yellow Pages, the top selling yellow pages in India.

The website which usually attracts 1000 visitors in a day, it recorded 9 lakh visitors between 6 pm on Sunday to 10 am on Monday. The web site crashed by 1.30 pm on Monday.

The latest news is the server is now upgraded to take in 5 lakh visitors at a time.

Courtesy: THE HINDU

Monday, May 8

Do you know Podcasting?

Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The distribution format of a podcast uses either the RSS or Atom syndication formats.

Podcasting's essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen or watch when they want, where they want, and how they want.

The term podcast, like "radio", can mean both the content and the method of delivery. The host or author of a podcast is often referred to as a "podcaster".

Podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their files, however a podcast is distinguished by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS or Atom feeds.

Neither podcasting nor listening to podcasts requires an iPod or other portable player, and no over-the-air broadcasting is required.

Podcasting as a medium was first associated with, but never limited to, audio data. As use of RSS enclosures for video spread in 2005, podcasting of video data was called, among other things, "video blogging", "video podcasting", "vidcasting", "vlogging", "vodcasting", or "videocasting".

Podcasting is an automatic mechanism by which multimedia computer files are transferred from a server to a client, which pulls down XML files containing the Internet addresses of the media files. In general, these files contain audio or video but also could be images, text, PDF, or any file type.

The content provider begins by making a file (for example, an MP3 audio file) available on the Internet. This is usually done by posting the file on a publicly-available webserver; however, BitTorrent trackers also have been used, and it is not technically necessary that the file be publicly accessible. The only requirement is that the file be accessible through some known URI (a general-purpose Internet address). This file is often referred to as one episode of a podcast.

The content provider then acknowledges the existence of that file by referencing it in another file known as the feed. The feed is a machine-readable list of the URIs by which episodes of the show may be accessed.

This list is usually published in RSS format (although Atom can also be used), which provides other information, such as publish dates, titles, and accompanying text descriptions of the series and each of its episodes.

The feed may contain entries for all episodes in the series, but is typically limited to a short list of the most recent episodes, as is the case with many news feeds. Standard podcasts consist of a feed from one author. More recently multiple authors have been able to contribute episodes to a single podcast feed using concepts such as public podcasting and social podcasting.

The content provider posts the feed to a known location on a webserver. (Unlike the episode file itself, the feed is published to a webserver, usually not by other means.) The location at which the feed is posted is expected to be permanent. This location is known as the feed URI (or, perhaps more often, feed URL). The content provider makes this feed URI known to the intended audience.

A consumer enters this feed URI into a software program called a podcatcher or aggregator (the former term is specific to podcasting while the latter is general to all programs which collect news from feeds). This program retrieves and processes data from the feed URI.

Do you know wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a Web-based, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers and sponsored by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. This site's contents are written collaboratively by contributors around the world.

It has editions in roughly 200 different languages (about 100 of which are active) and contains entries both on traditional encyclopedic topics and on almanac, gazetteer, and current events topics. Its purpose is to create and distribute a free international encyclopedia in as many languages as possible.

This formally began on 15 January 2001 as a complement to the similar, but expert-written, Nupedia project.

It has since replaced Nupedia, growing to become a large global project. As of 2006, it includes millions of articles and pages worldwide, and content from hundreds of thousands of contributors.

Wikipedia's Sister projects:

Wikitionary wikibooks wikinews wikisource wikispecies wikiquote commons meta-wiki.

Wikipedia:Signpost (Shortcut: WP:SIGN, RSS).The community newspaper of this encyclopedia.

Wikipedia:Announcements (Shortcut: WP:A, RSS).Important announcements related to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia:Village pump (news).The news section of the village pump is used for news or updates that are expected to require public discussion.

Wikipedia in the media.Mentions of Wikipedia as a topic unto itself and as a reference resource. Weekly news bulletin about the Wikimedia community sent by e-mail to the announce-l mailing list

Wikimedia News.Cross-project news, primarily project milestones.

Wikimedia goings-on.More cross-project news.

Wikimedia Foundation news.News about the Wikimedia Foundation, the international non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of various Wikimedia Projects.

Readers, if you would like to know more on anything specific, post a comment or email me. It is my pleasure to look for it and present it to you. I also gain a new knowledge. In fact I should be gratified to you for giving me an opportunity to learn.


Sunday, May 7

Do you know?

"Do you know?" This is going to be the title for all my posts.

But why?

Based on a small survey I conducted, info seekers are always excited when they see a new informnation right in front of them, while they have been wondering where and how to look for the news or information. Most of the times they (including me) would have procastinated the action due to lower priority or lack of knowledge.

I know what you are thinking right now- "Hey, yes, thats true"

Of course any information you want, it is available in the internet free of cost. Only it takes time to search, compile and save-is it not?

Well, thats where I present myself to you. I will save your TIME!
Beleive me, I am a workaholic. I take full satisfaction in whatever I do because I will never compromise on my inner satisfaction.

From my next post onwards, I will write about a topic which is at that moment is the most sought after in Google.

News and events around the world in the fields of:
Money making
Womens Interest
Web Promotion
Movie world
Video games
Computer Security
Search Engines and Directories
Home and Garden

But surely I can't be expected to know everything in the world.I just do a research, recognise and compile information for those who look for it.

In this way, I gain some valuable knowledge, you get to know the same just in front of your screen.

Will keep meeting you quite often.

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