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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. :-)

Diaspora – Invite

Diaspora is not something that someone built after Google Plus. If anything, it has been around from the beginning of the year. Diaspora is a decentralized social network. It is not hosted on one server or on servers owned by a company like Google or Facebook. If you want you can host it on your own server, and get your family to join, maybe a few friends too. If you happen to have a killer domain name, you might end up with thousands of users. The server version that you can install on your own server has been available from the beginning of the year and there are many servers available which will allow you to join Diaspora. However, the developers have made the platform available on their servers too. So you already have Facebook and most probably have Google+, what can you get from Diaspora that you can’t from either …

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What If – Selective Telepathic Mutation

What if… A genetic mutation allowed humans to communicate telepathically? – wait, there is a catch. You will have a predefined pool of 10 people with whom you can communicate. But the actual question is, would you rather marry someone with whom you are linked telepathically or someone who is telepathically linked with 10 other people, but not you? Some might argue that two people who are attuned to each other are likely to be together, and some might argue that mystery is what would keep them together. Hypothetically, if you are so in sync with another person, it might be impossible to get a tickle response from that person. It is possible that at first we might live with it because of how convenient it is, but would that kill what we call love? I read a Sci-FI where a few humans had gone to a distant planet. The …

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Big Three-O

ripple

I turned 30 recently… Older, wiser, better… with a bit of grey hair. I don’t care much about celebrating my birthdays, and this was no different. Yet, there was something about this particular birthday. It was the day I left my youth behind to face the world with maturity that comes with age, and hopefully with more patience. A point in time where I should leave some habits and traits that I have acquired over the last 10 years which doesn’t fit me any more. These are not usually sudden changes that you make, but these are changes that I hope to make. Some might not agree that 29 is youth and might say 21 or 24 to be the cut off age to be considered as youth. Well, all I can say is, I just realized that I have to live my age. There are some who think they are part …

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Google Plus Invites

  So the big news out there is Google Plus with quite a few people trying to get an invite. This time around the rush is not as big as Gmail or Wave, but it is still there and from the looks of it, Google is not restricting invitation as it did previously. I did get my invitation and I am in the process of inviting those I know to Google Plus. Would you like an invitation? Post a comment and I will hook you up with one. Before you ask for an invite. Here are the two things you should know before you ask for an invite. Google Plus works only with Google accounts that have an active Google profile. If you haven’ t created your Google profile yet, you won’t be able to sign up for Google Plus. You can create a Google Profile by going to http://profiles.google.com …

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Who Killed Evolution

I have written a few posts about evolution in the past, and I had blamed us humans for standing in the way of evolution. I blamed humans of killing evolution by inventing the institution of marriage. I also blamed us for changing the rules of the game, from survival of the fittest to survival of the richest. Then I went ahead and blamed us for protecting the weak thereby contaminating the gene-pool. What about the time when I said humans bangaloored evolution by inventing tools to overcome their limitation. I had however put a disclaimer at the bottom of almost all of those posts and am I glad I had done that. I knew there were too many things I didn’t know. But yesterday when I was at work I realized that why evolution came to a sudden standstill, and this time, I can’t blame us humans for it; at least not directly. We come …

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Currency Of Civilization

World Currency

I have long held on to the belief that the purpose of life is not to earn money. Money was invented to facilitate transactions. Unfortunately it has become a measure of success. I am not against someone making millions, but the purpose of life is more than that. The following sentence has been nagging me for months and I have been trying to put my thoughts into words with little success. Knowledge should be the currency of a matured, intelligent civilization. Chasing wealth is a never-ending quest; some will do it till they die, and some will give up and start enjoying their life. Invention of Zero has made it possible for us to comprehend how little wealth we have. Is it possible to measure what you have with something that can’t be measured? Isn’t that we are trying to do when we try to increase our net worth? Quality …

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