Category: Culture

DNA mapping proves Internationalism – Video

most of our genetic make up originates from a melting pot of different areas and continents. For some, it was even the races they truly disliked. Ironically, two of the individuals in the group even turned out to be related!

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The Truth Behind Genius

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Interestingly enough, you will quickly find that if you are completely and self-deprecatingly truthful about how much you owe other people, the world at large will treat you as though you did every bit of the invention yourself and are just being becomingly modest about your innate genius.

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Nurturing a small software project to success

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

From the beginning of the project, I got bug reports of a quality most developers would kill for, often with good fixes attached. I got thoughtful criticism, I got fan mail, I got intelligent feature suggestions.

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Don’t Read if you are not a Developer

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

source-code awareness by both parties greatly enhances both good communication and the synergy between what a beta-tester reports and what the core developer(s) know. In turn, this means that the core developers’ time tends to be well conserved, even with many collaborators.

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You Do Agile Development? Open Source?

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

you assume that bugs are generally shallow phenomena—or, at least, that they turn shallow pretty quickly when exposed to a thousand eager co-developers pounding on every single new release.

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Users as Co Developers OR The Secret of Programming Success

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

“the ferment, the innovation mostly takes place in the open part of the tool where a large and varied community can tinker with it.”

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Fight by Software Programmers for their Rights – the beginnings

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Who would have thought that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?

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Engineering seats for Sale – An excerpt from Revolution 2020

‘Why are you going to Sri Ganesh? ‘He is giving me a discount,’ I said. ‘Did you ask me for a discount? Did I say no?’ Jyoti said, his expression serious. I had never seen a businessman-cum-dean before. ‘Mahesh bhai, please leave my stall,’ Jyoti said in a threatening tone.

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BE, now MBA – many private colleges are worthless!

Major branches accounted for 1.47 lakh government quota seats offered through single-window counselling. But, of these, only 46% (68,735) seats were filled in the just concluded counselling conducted by Anna University.

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Shreya, an Indian woman IT employee’s fight against Wipro

Shreya says she had suffered because she is “a woman, an Indian woman and one who submitted to the advances of a senior, powerful man in the company with friends at the top”, and that she was singled out because she “dared to complain that she had been the victim of discrimination, intimidation and harassment”.

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BJP Haryana Chief’s Son Stalks Daughter of IAS Officer

“I was never a big fan of weapons, till last night. Whether it’s a gun or mace or taser or a golf club or a knife, it’s going to make you feel safer and more confident.”

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Private Education Scam Unwinds After Swindling Lakhs of Students

The government officials and vice-chancellors quoted in the article should explain to the students and parents how such “worthless” education providers, who “don’t have proper teaching staff” were allowed to start and operate colleges.

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How Slaves Built American Capitalism

Black people in America live in a Racial Capitalist system. Racial Capitalism exercises its authority over the Black minority through an oppressive array of modern day lynchings by the police, increasing for-profit mass incarceration and institutionally driven racial economic inequality.

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Capitalistic Garbage Man, Destruction of Nature – Memes

Consumer culture pushed by capitalism… fosters greed devastating nature

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Trump, Modi and Megalomaniac Politics -Movie Scenes

Clearly it is a meeting between two personalities with mega sized egos. We can not help recalling an all time classic movie produced by Charlie Chaplin on similar historical characters of 1930s.

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