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Pakistan and India: A rivalry that threatens the world. OUTSIDERS, especially Indians, have expressed dismay ever since Osama bin Laden was killed this month in Abbottabad, a prim military town in Pakistan.

Pakistan and India: A rivalry that threatens the world

Here is a state that both fights, and protects, Islamic fanatics. Even when Pakistanis themselves are the main victims of attack by jihadis, the state fails to act. On May 13th suicide-bombers sent by an al-Qaeda-affiliated group, the Pakistani Taliban, killed 80, mostly young army cadets, in Shabqadar, a town in the north-west. Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online. The murky reality behind UPA’s Big Bang Friday reforms. How did "Sonia's poodle," an "Underachiever" in UPA-2, and who looked likely to become a "tragic figure" in Indian politics, suddenly metamorphose into Tiger Manmohan on Big Bang Friday - the day the UPA government opened the sluice gates to major reforms?

The murky reality behind UPA’s Big Bang Friday reforms

There are currently more questions than answers. Is this Manmohan Singh's N-deal moment in UPA-2? THE MARUTI WAY. Manesar has been much in the news, with worker violence being blamed for the disruptions in production.

THE MARUTI WAY

Not so, say the workers who claim it’s part of a management plan to scuttle their efforts to form a union. BY SHIVAM VIJ PHOTOGRAPHS ISHAN TANKHAMy name is… let that be. Visualizing the possibility of intelligent life in the Milky Way. How many detectable alien civilizations are out there in our galaxy?

Visualizing the possibility of intelligent life in the Milky Way

In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake developed an equation to estimate the number. Now data journalist David McCandless, who gave the talk “The beauty of data visualization” at TEDGlobal 2010, has created an information graphic for the BBC calculating the Drake Equation — with a twist. It’s interactive, and you can be as optimistic or skeptical as you like as you set the value of each variable in the equation. Any tinkering leads to highly different conclusions. The Kyoto Connection / Creative Commons Music. Einstein's Riddle. Erik Olsen/The New York Times Who owns the fish?

Einstein's Riddle

The following classic, which has appeared in a variety of incarnations over the years, was supposedly given its original form by Albert Einstein. The puzzle is often accompanied by a claim that only 2 percent of the world’s population can solve it. Are you a 2 percenter? Give it a try and find out. Einstein’s Riddle On a certain road there are five adjacent houses. Self Help With Anxiety Attacks. Play offline/Save .flv video files from Web browser cache. Related Utilities Applian FLV Player - Freeware Flv player from Applian technologies that can play all flv files you extract with VideoCacheView.

Play offline/Save .flv video files from Web browser cache

Replay Capture Suite - Capture any video/audio stream and convert it to to 36 popular formats. The ABCs of Apple v. Samsung. The trial that could reshape the market for mobile phones is about to come to some kind of closure.

The ABCs of Apple v. Samsung

There's one more day of legal house cleaning before closing arguments begin in Apple v. Samsung, the patent dispute between two of the biggest players in smartphones. In a lawsuit filed last year, Apple accused Samsung of stealing some of the ideas and technology behind the iPhone and iPad. Samsung countersued and alleged Apple violated some of its patents. On Monday, the parties will likely continue arguing over what instructions the judge will give the jury.

Feds to Break Up Tech's Investor Party. Security and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro.

Feds to Break Up Tech's Investor Party

Photo: Evan Vucci/AP A federal regulatory meeting Wednesday is expected to shed light on how aggressively startups can solicit investments and thus reach beyond venture capitalists and other established investors. “It’s expected to have enormous repercussions in Silicon Valley — it rewrites the venture capital rules.” The One Argument Ayn Rand Couldn't Win. Whenever Ayn Rand met someone new—an acolyte who’d traveled cross-country to study at her feet, an editor hoping to publish her next novel—she would open the conversation with a line that seems destined to go down as one of history’s all-time classic icebreakers: “Tell me your premises.”

The One Argument Ayn Rand Couldn't Win

Once you’d managed to mumble something halfhearted about loving your family, say, or the Golden Rule, Rand would set about systematically exposing all of your logical contradictions, then steer you toward her own inviolable set of premises: that man is a heroic being, achievement is the aim of life, existence exists, A is A, and so forth—the whole Objectivist catechism. And once you conceded any part of that basic platform, the game was pretty much over.

Bane's Plan to Bankrupt Batman Doesn't Make Any Sense - Matthew O'Brien. Why would you buy puts for your arch-enemy right before a market crash?

Bane's Plan to Bankrupt Batman Doesn't Make Any Sense - Matthew O'Brien

If you're watching superhero movies for financial advice, you're probably in trouble. If you're watching The Dark Knight Rises for financial advice, you're probably in worse trouble. Especially if you're looking for ways to sabotage your enemy's finances, like Batman's nemesis Bane. So, for all the would-be super-villains out there, let me strongly recommend that you skip the final act of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. World's friendliest countries. You've travelled for adventure, romance and culture, so why not to make some friends? Taken from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences, here's a list of places where the welcome is always warm. Ireland Centuries of turmoil have certainly taken their toll on the Irish: they've been left with a deliciously dark sense of humour and a welcoming attitude towards strangers. That famous ability of the Irish – to find craic (fun times with convivial company) in boom or bust times – means you’re always in for a treat.

These days, after the end of the ‘Troubles’, a cautious optimism reigns supreme, infecting the land once again with the sense that anything’s possible. Russia's Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals. Eugene Kaspersky, Soviet officer turned software tycoon.Photo: Stephen Voss It’s early February in Cancun, Mexico. A group of 60 or so financial analysts, reporters, diplomats, and cybersecurity specialists shake off the previous night’s tequila and file into a ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. At the front of the room, a giant screen shows a globe targeted by crosshairs. Cancun is in the center of the bull’s-eye. A ruddy-faced, unshaven man bounds onstage. The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale? Photo: Gregg Segal Soon after Steve Jobs returned to Apple as CEO in 1997, he decided that a shipping company wasn’t delivering spare parts fast enough. The shipper said it couldn’t do better, and it didn’t have to: Apple had signed a contract granting it the business at the current pace.

Technology Product Reviews, News, Prices & Downloads. The hymn Prophet Muhammad's uncle wrote in praise of Lord Shiva. Above: The poem etched on a column at the Lakshmi Narayan Temple Prophet Muhammad's uncle (Chacha) Umar-bin-e-Hassham (also known as Abu Hakam or Abu Jahl) was a renowned poet whose famous Arabic poem in praise of Lord Shiva, included in Sair-ul-Okul and cited on a column in the (fire worship pavilion in the rear garden of the) Lakshmi Narayan Temple in New Delhi, runs as under: Kafavomal fikra min ulumin Tab asayruKaluwan amataul Hawa was Tajakhru - 1We Tajakhayroba udan Kalalwade-e liboawaWalukayanay jatally, hay Yauma Tab asayru - 2Wa Abalolha ajabu armeeman MAHADEVAManojail ilamuddin minhum wa sayattaru - 3Wa Sahabi Kay-yam feema-Kamil MINDAY YaumanWa Yakulum no latabahan foeennak Tawjjaru - 4Massayaray akhalakan hasanan KullahumNajumum aja- at Summa gabul HINDU - 5.

SAT Guessing. Hacker News. Brain Implants Powered by Spinal Fluid: Another Huge Step Towards Our Cyborg Future. And the reason they're discovering this? Well... most of our knowledge of nano-scale structures comes from studying organics. As our technology is able to create ever more complex structures ever smaller, we find that by mimicking organic nanoscale structures we can create devices that perform remarkably like their organic versions. Human intelligence can remove much of the trial and error work involved, but one would be very foolish to ignore the fact that nature has been at this game since the first molecules started combining into complex forms.

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