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Open Source Game Console Ouya: $99 freedom to gaming multimedia platform

When I looked at this Ouya console, the start up reminded me of Openmoko the open source mobile phones or One Laptop Per Child programme, the freedom of open hardware and Open Platform. Android (Linux mobile os by Google) came in and gave all of us a taste of open source platform. It shows how investing… Continue reading Open Source Game Console Ouya: $99 freedom to gaming multimedia platform

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Blue Marble 2012 – Arctic View

Blue Marble 2012 – Arctic View, a photo by Saad Faruque on Flickr. Via Flickr: Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7394700302/in/photostream/ A very different view of the earth right above the Arctic, you can see Europe, Asia, Hint of Africa, even the place I come from. Taken by Suomi NPP captured on its entirety from an altitude of 512… Continue reading Blue Marble 2012 – Arctic View

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We decided on our emotions, do logic rules our emotion?

I read this article on emotion and decision making and how they are related few days back and this got me thinking. As the article goes “A few years ago, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio made a ground breaking discovery. He studied people with damage in the part of the brain where emotions are generated. He found… Continue reading We decided on our emotions, do logic rules our emotion?

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How Safe is your password?

Managing and securing password has been one of the biggest challenges. Password leaks news on such a short span of time on linkedin, eHarmony, last.fm makes me think that, these events are gradually getting more widespread. According to Wikipedia: A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or gain access to a resource (example:… Continue reading How Safe is your password?

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Transit of Venus 2012

A transit of Venus across the Sun took place today 6/6/2012 when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against the solar disk. During a transit, Venus was seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.  began at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and will finish at 04:49 UTC on 6 June. The transit is… Continue reading Transit of Venus 2012

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Do not track IE, firefox, chrome? Who is on your side?

Do-Not-track After learning all about Collusion plug-in for firefox, few months back, looking at the images of network of tracker, it was always in the back of my mind while browsing how online advertising companies always trying to predict “what I am looking for” by putting on all these sponsored adds, which most of the… Continue reading Do not track IE, firefox, chrome? Who is on your side?

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Essential tcp ip network tools, network Swiss army knife

Being a Network administrators, systems administrators we always like to have some tools handy to look into, troubleshoot or just to figure things out. There are many open source, free tools available specialized for different purposes In this blog I shall attempt to list some of them, give a brief description and list the available… Continue reading Essential tcp ip network tools, network Swiss army knife