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Love the Chrome Browser ? Have seen the shiny new Chromebooks at your local Best Buy (May be not since they are all sold out :)) ? Wanting to play with Chromium OS on your laptop before you take a dive in the fantastic wo...
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+Gaurav Kumar Thank you for your time. I think the problem is I can't mount the file system to read/write. It gives me an error message.
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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
(by Jame Gleick - http://goo.gl/nNhyS)

In 2011 alone, 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion gigabytes) of data was created. Currently we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, satellites keeping track of deep space events, DNA sequencing, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.

You can check out a sliver of the data we generate in a single minute in this infograph > http://goo.gl/tt1qL - but keep in mind that these numbers are from 2011 which means that by now most of them will have increased by a factor of 2. Here's another infograph, one that takes a look at how big data is changing the IT landscape and how it will continue to do so in the future > http://goo.gl/JwK0l - annual data generation is expected to increase 4300% by 2020... mindboggling! 

The possibilities are limitless. Literally every industry and branch of science will ultimately be affected. Big data can help us to better understand everything from diseases to the environment, it can help alleviate traffic problems and reduce waste, under specific circumstances it even allows us to predict the future. When you take into account developments like Adam, the robot scientist and Eureqa, a software tool that can detect equations and hidden mathematical relationships in your data, the future looks bright indeed. Unfortunately, big data also has a dark side but more on that next sunday. 

Adam: http://goo.gl/qZP4Z
Eureqa: http://goo.gl/TPBXE
Big Data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data

BBC Horizon: The Age of Big Data
In Los Angeles, a remarkable experiment is underway; the police are trying to predict crime, before it even happens. In London, one trader believes that he has found the secret of making billions with maths and In South Africa, astronomers are attempting to catalogue the entire cosmos. These very different worlds are united by one thing - an extraordinary explosion in data.

Horizon meets the people at the forefront of the data revolution, and reveals the possibilities and the promise of the age of big data.

#ScienceSunday | +ScienceSunday  
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Google Now: Popular Science's Innovation of the Year 2012

We're honored by this award and humbled to be in the company of such incredible inventions over the last 25 years like the fluorescent lamp, Mosaic web browser, Large Hadron Collider, and Mars Curiosity (http://goo.gl/iI3ci).

http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-11/google-now

Huge congrats to the Google Now team!
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Congratulations! GOOGLE! A job well done!
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If successful, the technology might allow countries to leapfrog the expense of laying fiber cable, dramatically increasing Internet usage in places such as Africa and Southeast Asia. The first person to get Google Balloon Internet access this week was Charles Nimmo, a farmer and entrepreneur in the small town of Leeston. Nimmo got the Internet for about 15 minutes before the balloon transmitting it sailed on past.
http://news.yahoo.com/google-launches-internet-beaming-balloons-033037499.html
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Whenever a student complains to me that playing the guitar is difficult, I show them this video. We never have that conversation again.

Do you have two arms and ten fingers? You're more than qualified to play guitar. C'mon over. http://www.atmosmusic.com/wordpress/online-guitar-lessons/

Tony Melendez plays "Let It Be" on South Padre Island
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The man who made a forest

It all started way back in 1979, when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng, only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. That was the turning point of his life.
 
"The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested," says Payeng, now 47.

Despite the conspicuousness of Payeng's project, forestry officials in the region first learned of this new forest in 2008 — and since then they've come to recognize his efforts as truly remarkable, but perhaps not enough.

#environment   #trees   #forest  
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    Computer Science, 2001 - 2004
  • University of Delhi
    1997 - 2000
  • The Air Force School
    1984 - 1997
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