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Sunil J

I write ideas that strike me, sometimes just to remember them later, and just once in a while, you might find something useful. :-)

Who owns what?

Micro Persuasion: Web 2.0 Maybe Consolidating Even as it Expands Who owns what in Web 2.0? Nice list of websites owned by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOL and a couple more.

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Post Independent India

More than half a century back, long before most of us were born, Mahatma Gandhi introduced a few innovative tactics to bring the British to their knees. We, the present generation all over the world applaud it even to this date because being the savages that we are, we are mesmerized by the lack of violence. Unfortunately, to this date, many people are unaware, and those who are aware choose to ignore, the reason why he was so successful. Non-violence was just a strategy, one that Gandhi believed in, but still just a strategy to frustrate the British. The real weapons that broke the British back were non-cooperation and civil disobedience. Instead of non-violent non-cooperation and non-violent civil disobedience, he could have chosen violent non-cooperation and violent civil disobedience. The result would have been the same, but the defeat would have been crushing and humiliating to the British. Instead of …

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Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch

JOHN TIERNEY of the www.nytimes.com writes how Our Lives might be controlled from some guy’s couchRead the article before you move down. Let me quote René Descartes, “I think, therefore I am”. It can be argued that the ‘thought’ is planted in our mind, and so, just because I think does not mean I exist. Some might even say that I exist, but in a VR program. If I am indeed a part of a VR program, then am I writing this because someone else is making me write it? I don’t think so. Because, I am writing it instead of the guy next to me. Either the VR program has to select me as a person who will write something, or has to choose me at random. If I was chosen at random, then I am getting chosen a lot of times. If I was supposed to write, then …

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Scientists break the speed of light | the Daily Mail

Scientists break the speed of light | the Daily Mail: “It was supposed to be the one speed limit you cannot break. But scientists claim to have demonstrated there is the possibility of travel faster than the speed of light.” Click on the link for more.

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Happy 25th Birthday, compact disc!

Happy 25th Birthday, compact disc!I can’t believe this! CD is almost as old as me… “Philips says that its very first CD rolled off the production lines on August 17th, 1982, which history will forever remember — perhaps unfortunately — as a copy of ABBA’s The Visitors”

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US Comptroller Slams US Economic Inequity

US Comptroller Slams US Economic Inequity: Follow up on my last post yesterday. “According to the Treasury Department, from 1776-2000, the first 224 years of U.S. history, 42 U.S. presidents borrowed a combined $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions, but in the past four years alone, the Bush administration borrowed $1.05 trillion.” What did he do with $1.05 Trillion?

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