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+YouTube launching YouTube for Kids on Monday

If you're a parent with small children, I think you agree with me and say finally in unison. A child friendly YouTube is something that we've needed for for quite some time. Kids today are more often than not consuming content on YouTube versus using traditional television and for some even Netflix or Hulu comes in second and third to YouTube. While all of the details aren't clear at this time, I'm excited for parental controls and safe and child friendly content as my children continue to become YouTube addicts for their media consumption.

#airportpushing  
Google wants to do their part to make sure kids have a good stream of entertainment without the bad bits. USA Today reports that the company will be looking to launch a kids' version of the YouTube app on February 23rd.
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The world can not sustain life for ever. There is no God going to come and save us. If human race has to sustain, we have to look after ourselves.

Yes, there are risks, we might find a more advanced civilization that would come and conquer us, but its a risk we have to face. Humans have faced this forever. We started looking at world as our own neighbourhood, then we invented more advanced travelling machines, then we got to know about continents, and then globalization came into being. Every time, we had to face a lot of challenges, slavery, misunderstanding, yet, we have come out as winners.

Its high time we forget the petty issues, this inch of land belongs to me, it belong to you, blah blah, it 'belongs' to no-one, a simple meteor strike can wipe the entire humanity out in no time.

The interplay between economics, fundamental science, human thinking is fascinating. I wish/hope there is a way to incentivise humans to think of the future that is billions of years away, and stop thinking of the span of a single person's lifetime. I think it might be one of the reasons, our ancestors, brought in the concept of soul, as an indestructible one and that lives on and on, so that we stop searching for for happiness and satisfaction in the lifetime, and work towards a life that is billions of years long (yugams - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuga).

Screw you religion, lets live for the greater good of humanity. I still have a feeling that religion was never part of Indian culture, and is never is, and should never be. Wishing for a time when humans put all their collective energies to advance our understanding of the universe and whats beyond it. Lets keep the unknowns as unknowns (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nQDNNYyjJ4), its okay to theorize, but its not okay to say an unknown as known without evidence, and applying psychological pressure and societal pressure to force a thoughtful mind into the world of imaginative knowns without any proof.

Great laws are out there, which have been theorized, and are yet to be proved, and are looking for people to help prove/disprove, enhance/deconstruct, and we are spending our time trying to convert people from one belief system to another trying to incentivize them through psychological and economical means. We fail to understand that these numbers mean nothing, millions of square kilometers and the count of billions of people mean nothing, if the day comes, and earth is not a suitable planet to survive, none of these counts is going to help.

We all are still observing time as a linear concept like the individual observer from his plane own plane of reference. Its high time we teach spacetime and not space and time!

There was a time when seafaring was dangerous. Space is the next big frontier, time to make the next big leap!

PS: I know that all above is incoherent bits of blabbering, just frustration coming out. For those who took time to read it, thanks  and would appreciate the thoughts, if any!
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Great work! Wow! That definitely seems like some complex maneuvering at great speed!

That requires some great precision!
 
Humanity can do some pretty awesome stuff when we try. #Philae #Rosetta
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Its high time we get rid of the human centric designs!
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Never realised it was just 55 years ago... Wow..
 
Just 55 years ago Ruby Bridges, six years after (!) Brown vs. BOE, became the first black girl to attend a white elementary school in the deep south - escorted by US Federal Marshals. 

There was a massive crowd of white people throwing things and shouting "two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate!" 

Not weird white people. Not outliers of society. Normal every day white people. Expressing their superiority over N** and N**.  That is the scary part. How normal people thought all this was ok and even their right.

People pulled their kids out of school that day (500 kids!). All teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Barbara Henry was the only person who agreed to teach Ruby. And for over a year taught Ruby alone.

Ruby was a brave girl. Her mom deserves an astonishing amount of credit for deciding to send Ruby to the school and sticking with it even has her entire family suffered. Big props to all of them, AND the white people who continued to send their kids to the school, who helped the Bridges family.

There is almost no one who would read Ruby's story today and not think it was all so despicable and racist and many other things. There is almost no one who is not filled with outrage at what people believed then and how terribly they acted.

And yet, today so many continue to discriminate. A majority in many states and countries!

Take gay rights. The passion you see expressed in this three min short movie against Ruby, http://goo.gl/ns09Qg, is the same you see so often in protests against gay rights. Or we are against other religious. Or reproductive choices. Or so many other things.

Why don't we see that 50 years from now (or 5 years from now) people watching our religious/sex/origin/skin color/gender protestations will think of us as being just as awful, bigoted, and despicable as those people who protested against Ruby?

I am deeply proud of the progress our country has made. I hope that we will see our bigotry not in a rear-view mirror but right when we express it, right when we trample on the rights of another human. It is harder to see it in the moment. But I pray that we do.

#lifelibertyandthepursuitofhappiness  

PS: Please watch, and show your kids, this brief three min clip: http://goo.gl/ns09Qg And here's a short Wikipedia page on Ruby, absolutely worth a read: http://goo.gl/qk4ozd
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IBM researchers in Bangalore, India devised a way to re-purpose discarded laptop lithium-ion batteries as energy sources for people in areas without access to power. The device is called UrJar, and it can be produced for ½ to ⅓ the cost of other rechargeable portable lighting devices available. http://bit.ly/1wbMQzy
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Congrats +Mohit Jain and team! :)
 
Congrats to team from #IBMResearch - India and their colleagues for winning best paper award at ACM BuildSys 2014 ibm.biz/BdESEh
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Congrats +Tanuja Ganu! 
This IEEE member developed a gadget to help evenly distribute electricity
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Lets take it to the next level!
Geostationary orbit - done!
Man on Earth Orbit - Pending...
Moon Orbit - done!
Moon Landing - Pending...
Mars Orbit - done!
Mars Landing - Pending...

Waiting to see ISRO finding extraterrestrials too!

Well done ISRO! Long way ahead!
India has now successfully launched its mission to Mars. The mission was achieved at an extraordinary low price tag of $74 million - 1/10 of what a similar mission would cost NASA or ESA. If this successfully reaches Mars, India will be the first country to have the Mars mission succeed on the ...
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Meanwhile right wing is questioning evolution, insisting it be called theory on par with creation with latter "true" because certified by old testament (which catholics are not allowed to read, it was Jewish after all), called bible which just means book or as Fiddler On The Roof beleaguered poor father of five says "good book" (unless his good book is Torah). Also, the same right wing and their fellows are going on pointing and identifying India with cow worship (what is wrong with a little gratitude to species that makes it possible for poor of poor nation to survive?!!) and trying to propaganda about how Sanskrit and Vedas and Aryans were not the same as Hindus or India today but were from anywhere else and how Yoga does not belong to or relate to India or Hinduism. Stealing Ayurveda failed, so now steal everything and point fingers about cow worship while powerful rich worship rock stars and sport jocks and pets approved like cats and dogs and spiders and everything but cows, .....
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Awesome food... The first veg food that I really liked in my 5 years at Bangalore.. Cursing myself for not finding this place before. Would have been better had the place been more spacious... Authentic Tamil food!
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