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Vinod Kulkarni
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Beautiful duck to fly orchid
This is a very rare flower is in the southern and eastern Australia. Its appearance resembles a flying duck, hence the name flying duck Orchid.
#flower #Orchid #Australia
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Revolutionary ideas indeed! Remove all traffic controls, and people will become far more aware resulting in less accidents.

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Water Hyacinth can be turned into useful product!

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Almost 150 one-hour sessions to learn Sinskrit - By Advaitha Academy.

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Simple question, as to what causes mass, and hence inertia, to exist, is still not resolved!

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Great talk on movie "Inception", basically arguing that the whole movie itself was a dream for key protagonist. 

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When folks put forward different views, the article's intention will be to highlight that particular point or points. But this requirement also takes away the requirement of integrating those points in broader context. Probably only wikipedia policies allow it to bring all points in one umbtella to make an informed decision.

In this particular article in suppory of FreeBasics, the author makes case for curated free content, which, he says from his experience, is real need of rural people.

The article makes two assumptions:

1. Content owners / app owners are not having interest in simplified access to their content and apps. Of course, I don't see why this should be case, i.e. owners would always target their contents to platforms such as mobile. Are we saying rural folks require a totally new type of interface?

2. Intelligent aggregation of useful content/app for rural people by one entity (i.e. Facebook) will make it easy for people to experience internet, much like newspapers. Well, we already have variety of aggregation apps already. And new ones will come as per new opportunities. It is foolish to reduce this capability to just one provider. Moreover, Facebook can still do what it wants, without tying prioritised access to itself. It can even offer free WiFi like Google. But it should keep means of access independent of content itself.

But the bigger issue I find is that the focus turns to individual points such as these. We need integrative approach i.e. how systems evolve, and whether it is good for civilization. By its very nature, scholarship will be in minority in any civilization. And money can always influence public policy. And yet, we have to hope that it is the neutral democratic processes which will establish a better world for all of us.





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