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Sowmyan Tirumurti
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Attended Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
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Flow Hive: Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
This hive is revolutionary!

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#technology   #sustainability   #honey  
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Network analysis of Wikipedians!
 
Analysis of massive online data can reveal what information matters to us and with whom we have most in common. For example, networks can be used to study how information travels from one part of the world to another.
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Children come with a BIOS.
 
I find this (to be) interesting (IFTI) #ifti
Can they really tell right from wrong? What researchers are cooing about.
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RK Lakshman, the most loved Indian cartoonist is no more. May his soul RIP. - Common man.
Rasipuram Laxman (24 October 1921 - 26 January 2015)) was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is best known for his creation The Common Man, for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" in The Times of India, which started in 1951.
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He was a true legend. He will  be missed. He deserves the Bharat Ratna.
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CSR funding!
 
‘Eight Indian companies in Fortune 500 spend $81 mn/year on CSR’ http://fexp.in/lCo136650
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Whhatt? The moon is not the only natural satellite of the earth? It could be on the other side of Sun relative to earth, and takes 800 years to go around the earth. My head spins in an as complicated orbit as Cruithne. Of course this is a provocative reference to a co-orbital. But interesting enough. Look up Wikipedia for "3753 Cruithne". 
 
We all know and love the moon. We're so assured that we only have one that we don't even give it a specific name. It's just The Moon. But the moon is not the Earth's only natural satellite. Here's what you need to know about 3753 Cruithne and what its weird orbit reveals about the solar system.
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Word gap affects children's development. Talk more to children of tender age. 
During the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers. Children who experience this drought in heard words have vocabularies that are half the size of their peers by age 3, putting them at a disadvantage before they even step foot in a classroom.
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My take on Delhi elections and the impact of AAP. 
When the leadership team of AAP was with the Anna movement, they were teased by some leaders of Congress and challenged to come to power through elections before asking for some amendments to law etc. They took the challenge and astounded every one by winning significant number of seats in the Delhi assembly elections in 2013. That was incredible. But when they rushed through to contest the national elections, they faced defeat. They have risen from the ashes again, to do well. Irrespective of whether they win ultimately as predicted by exit polls or not, their performance is commendable. 

They now have a long list of proposals and one wonders if they will have enough resources for all of them or not. Given they will be sandwiched between a local body the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and The National Government at the center, they face the prospect of some confrontational governance. Just as corruption was a evil, spending beyond the available resources is also an evil plaguing the local governance in India. Are we headed for a relief from one evil and a greater indulgence into another? 

To my mind, the impact of a movement that took eradicating corruption as the core ideology should be changing the entire system, by shaming others indulging in corruption and proving it is possible to operate with zero corruption. Some leaders have asserted in the past that corruption is universal. Others have suggested that as long as elections cost so much, the candidates are bound to look for return on the investment, and this leads to corruption. In the light of this wide spread belief, it would be meaningful to show elections can be contested on a shoestring budget and won. I think AAP should take such a path in any future by election in Delhi. Rather than contest in large numbers in future elections, they can choose to field just one honest local in other metro cities, and support them to win with a low cost election campaign. It is more important to make every party to replicate a desirable behavior than be the sole party professing this behavior. AAP's objective should not be to capture government every where, but to change the unwritten rules of the game everywhere. 
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Ha, ha, ha... Prof Saab, I do get into such Utopian dreams often!

I think both Congress and BJP had enough money to throw at the poor to buy their votes. If the return on that investment does not happen, what would they do in due course? Also, there is no way the one who paid money can individually identify the ones who cheated after taking money. So individuals can vote differently.The voter ultimately pays for the corruption indirectly. If they have to continue to suffer poor infrastructure or uncontrolled price rise, they would lose much more than the few notes they gained. What the few corrupts gain is many times more than the what they pay the voters. So obviously the voters lose collectively, when they support the corrupt. 
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Swach Bharat would happen this way! Kudos to these beautiful and anonymous Indians.  
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To the Ornithologists among my circle.
 
Dear Jim Carver (jimcarver),

Thank you for creating an account with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. [I already have an account. I'm a member, remember:)]This will allow you to access the online courses we offer.

Using the same login name and password, you can also participate in any of the following citizen-science projects:

Great Backyard Bird Count -- http://birdcount.org/
Celebrate Urban Birds -- http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/
Project FeederWatch -- http://feederwatch.org/
eBird-- http://eBird.org/
NestWatch -- http://nestwatch.org/
YardMap -- http://yardmap.org/

We invite you to visit these project websites to learn more and get involved.

Thank you!
Join us for the next count from. February, 13 -16, 2015! precount. Bird Watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Find out how to get started » · How to Participate. How to Participate bird photo. Learn how to take part in this global event.
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Wikipedia's birthday. 
 
Today in History: Wikipedia was launched, 2001.
On January 15, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the open-sourced, collaborative, online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The online encyclopedia’s name is a combination of the words (1) “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick,” and (2) encyclo*pedia.* According to recent estimates, Wikipedia has more than 60 times as many words as the traditional standard of encyclopedic comprehensiveness, Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition (Rivington, 2007), Wikipedia is better referenced than Britannica, meeting a Robert K. Merton (1942) scientific method requirement of reliably sourced citations for published claims and thereby reflecting “organized scepticism.”

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http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Sanger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mertonian_norms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_K._Merton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nupedia

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•Wikipedia logo (Bottom left): By version 1 by Nohat (concept by Paullusmagnus); Wikimedia. (File:Wikipedia-logo.svg as of 2010-05-14T23:16:42) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWikipedia-logo-v2.svg
•Jimmy Wales (Top middle): By Niccolò Caranti (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Conference_2013_-_board_meeting_10.JPG
•Larry Sanger (Top right): By Larry Sanger (http://www.larrysanger.org/lsanger02.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AL_Sanger.jpg
•Wikipedia Growth (Bottom right): By HenkvD (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
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  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), 1964 - 1969
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Precision Engineering, 1974 - 1976
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Native of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, India. 
Currently settled in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. 
Studied at GCT - Coimbatore, and IIT - Madras. 
Worked at ISRO, DCM Data Products, ORG Systems, TVS E, and Honeywell Technology Solutions- Bangalore
Currently a Freelance Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor. 

I have a very wide range of interests. Science, Technologies for online education, Alternate sources of energy, Strategy, Six sigma, Statistics, Systemic thinking, Mathematical modelling, Embedded systems, Manufacturing cost, People development, Supply chain management, Hoshin Kanri, General management, Philosophy, Quotable quotes, Tamil language, Japanese language, and Carnatic Music.  I pursue life long learning. 

At this stage, I am a consumer of information, limited distributor, and a low key contributor. As I am expanding the circles with different interests, I have restricted sharing to the public and switching to re-sharing to specific interest groups.  
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Consultancy and training - Six sigma, Hoshin Kanri, General Management
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  • Freelance Consultant
    2009 - present
  • Indian Space Research Organization
    1969 - 1977
  • DCM Data Products
    1977 - 1978
  • ORG Systems
    1978 - 1987
  • TVS Electronics
    1987 - 2000
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions
    2004 - 2008
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