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Sanat Gersappa
Works at Stylus Systems Private Limited
Attended St. Thomas High School, Goregaon, Mumbai, India
Lives in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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"Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works."
The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed
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Hmm..yeah, it sounded a little too good to be true.
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All things being equal, speed will determine whether your company succeeds or not. Here's how to make it core to your culture.
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Still my favorite planet.
NASA released the first image of Earth from its Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite
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I continue to be amazed by the kinds of things you can do with this little computer.
BBC Click's Kate Russell gives a step-by-step guide to setting up your own virtual private network using a Raspberry Pi.
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Direct to the point of aggression, but incredibly informative and well-researched article about GMO foods, worth reading by both sides.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html

Let me explain why I think GMO opponents should read this article, despite the fact that its tone will feel hostile:
(1) The author shares many of the goals of GMO opponents.  At one point he lists values like "environmental protection, public health, community agriculture" as worthy.
(2) The author is not a blind shill for GMOs.  The last section of the article looks at how they've been involved in increased herbicide resistance.  This isn't done as a concession to opponents but as a serious illustration of the complexities involved in the topic.
(3) This is not a mere opinion piece.  The article contains literally hundreds of links to studies and other literature, from both sides, so that interested parties are welcome to go further down the rabbit hole.  In fact I can't recall another article I've read on the internet with so many source links embedded in it.
(4) The consequences are important.  Opposing GMOs could mean you get dosed with more pesticides, that companies like Monsanto make more money, that the environment is harmed, and that people die of malnutrition.  Many of these are precisely the sorts of outcomes that GMO opponents fear GMOs will lead to, which means that determining what course of action will actually cause them is in everyone's interest.

Overall, the article is a damning indictment of most aspects of the anti-GMO campaign.  The section on Bt corn in particular demonstrates a blatant willingness on the part of organizations like Greenpeace to simultaneously put forth contradictory arguments, presumably in hopes that someone will believe at least one of them.  It also highlights a number of cases of arguing that (genetically-engineered) Bt production is dangerous by using data that actually came from studies on Bt sprays -- the very thing that would be used far more if the GMO corn wasn't grown.

The problem with opposing GMOs is that it focuses on a tool rather than focusing on an outcome.  As the article repeatedly makes clear, labeling GMOs doesn't actually tell you what you want to know: it doesn't tell you that your food is safer, or that the environment has been helped, or that local or needy growers rather than large corporations have made money.  Instead, fighting over GMOs wastes time, money and energy that could be used to address these problems, and it actively harms a number of beneficial cases.
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled. Whole Foods will soon...
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Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of smart interactive experiences.
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"A British man has become the first person in the world to receive a bionic eye implant that corrects for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the most common cause of vision loss in adults. The implant was a success: previously, the patient had no central vision at all; now, he has low-resolution central vision. The operation was carried out at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital; the recipient of the implant was Ray Flynn, aged 80."
Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in adults.
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We’re thrilled to announce that Pixate has joined Google! Pixate adds to our ongoing effort to develop new design and prototyping tools, including Form 1.3. Explore the latest features of both products by following the link below, and check out our roundtable conversation http://g.co/design/tooling-up with +Matias Duarte, VP Design at Google, and the the founders of Pixate and Form.
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  • St. Thomas High School, Goregaon, Mumbai, India
    1976 - 1986
  • Sri Vidya Mandir High School
    1986 - 1988
  • MES College of Arts, Science and Commerce
    B.Com, 1988 - 1993
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There's no kill switch on awesome.
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Web Guy, Gopher, Early Adopter, Alpha Geek, Options Trader
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Specialist in web technologies. I'm good with ASP.NET, Node.js, Go, Client-side Javascript frameworks
Employment
  • Stylus Systems Private Limited
    Technical Manager, 2001 - present
    Offer consulting services to overseas clients, elicit and brainstorm requirements, rationalize business processes, generate proof of concepts, identify and architect solutions, liaison with development teams and vendors.
  • Lycos Asia Internet Private Limited
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2001
    * Worked with an interface and content design team to create rich and interactive web interfaces with highly dynamic content using ASP, CGI and XML * Implementation of content management systems, interactives and liaison with co-brand partners for content syndication. * Interfaced with web designers and other back-end database and development teams.
  • Mirronex Technologies Private Limited
    Web Developer, 2000 - 2001
    * Worked with an interface and content design team to create functional specifications and complex web interfaces, including prototyping with ASP, JSP and XSLT for the mxConnect® product. mxConnect was Mirronex's web-based ecommerce hub that acted as a marketplace between companies and their staffing suppliers. The system automated and managed the entire staffing process, from staffing supplier selection through requisitions and resume responses to timesheet and invoice processing. * Interfaced with web designers and other back-end database and development teams
  • VXL eTech Limited
    Programmer/Project Lead, 1999 - 2001
    * Worked with an interface and content design team to create functional specifications and complex web interfaces, including prototyping with ASP, JSP and XSLT for the mxConnect® product mxConnect was Mirronex's web-based ecommerce hub that acted as a marketplace between companies and their staffing suppliers. The system automated and managed the entire staffing process, from staffing supplier selection through requisitions and resume responses to timesheet and invoice processing. * Interfaced with web designers and other back-end database and development teams
  • Southstar Data Consultants Private Limited
    Programmer, 1998 - 1999
    Worked on Paystar®, a highly customizable pay administration package with a user-friendly GUI. This was developed using the Oracle RDBMS and Oracle Developer 2000 Application Development Environment.
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A Lonely Rain Cloud Giving Water Back to the Sea
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Huw Alexander Ogilvie was flying over the Pacific Ocean in 2005 when he shot this peculiar photograph of a lone cloud dumping rain onto the

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists
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The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.

Isis Burns Down Mosul Library, Destroys 8,000 Rare Books and Manuscripts
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The Mosul library was established in 1921 and was seen as a symbol of the birth of modern Iraq.

Sorry, But Google Glass Isn't Anywhere Close to Dead | WIRED
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"People like to lambast it because it’s too this or not that—but it’s still a much-matured device, certainly compared to the wearable stuff

Carnivorous Plant Is Clever Even Without a Brain : DNews
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An insect-eating plant proves that evolved strategies can sometimes be just as effective as thinking through problems.

Google makes it faster and easier to search for flights in India
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If you love to travel and shop around for great deals, Flight Search can offer inspiration and help you find the best flights available. Now

How Apple Pie Became 'American'
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For more than a century, we've declared things to be "as American as apple pie" -- but can we really lay claim to the pastry?

The Man Who Invented Scotch Tape
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How a scrappy "misfit" engineer with no college education revolutionized the world of tape.

How we grin to bear it – the science of smiling | Life and style | The G...
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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World
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To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency launched its latest weather satellite called the Himawari 8 this past October. A few days ago the agency rel

The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps | WIRED
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The Google Maps team refines their maps and keeps them up to date with a combination of computer vision algorithms and meticulous manual lab

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A shell etched by Homo erectus is by far the oldest engraving ever found, challenging what we know about the origin of art and complex human

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A great place to shop. Love the variety and quality. Also, free WiFi.
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A great place to take your kids. Don't miss the earthquake simulator.
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Love the sandwiches here. Also, the banana milk shake.
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Great deals. Friendly staff.
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Definitely worth a visit if you're in town. The simulated habitats are wonderfully done. You get to see a lot of creatures you won't see otherwise.
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Friendly service. Hearty portions. Try the Day's Special (they have one for each day of the week).
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