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Month: August 2009

India to launch Mars mission by 2015

India to launch Mars mission by 2015

Just a day after Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) aborted its moon mission Chandrayaan-I, the agency is planning another ambitious odyssey into space. It wants to launch an unmanned mission to the Earth’s closest planetary neighbour, Mars. ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair on Monday said the mission was still at conceptual stage and would be taken up after Chandrayaan-II. He said a country gets an opportunity for the mission once in two years. Like Chandrayaan-I, which had cost less than…

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A Nightmare in Paris – Indian Farmer Couple Deported Without Reason

A Nightmare in Paris – Indian Farmer Couple Deported Without Reason

A father and mother on their way to see their son in Finland were deported after been abused by those idiots the french. Who do these people think they are? A piddly little banana republic of a country with their collective heads up their own A Holes. They no doubt like the smell there and think the rest of the world smells of shit. Fellow bloggers, please spread this. And ask your readers to boycott air france and all things…

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Chandrayaan-1 moon mission over: ISRO

Chandrayaan-1 moon mission over: ISRO

ISRO has acknowledged that the Chandrayaan-1 mission is over. India’s first mission to the moon was launched last year (2008)on Oct 22 and was expected to last for 2 years. ISRO lost radio contact with the spaceship at 1.30 pm today and can no longer control it. Well done ISRO. I hope you keep up the good work and continue India’s space program. I hope my children or theirs will one day see the Tricolor over a human settlement on…

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Google Profiles

Google Profiles

I created my Google Profile last week – http://www.google.com/profiles/gautam.satpathy Then I noticed a difference between the way FireFox 3.5.x renders the page and the way Internet Explorer 8 does. Google Profile page displayed by FireFox 3.5.x Google Profile page displayed by Internet Explorer 8.0 Google Profile page displayed by Safari 4.0.2 I just cannot figure out why IE8 will not display the profile picture! It is a PNG image and both FireFox and Safari display it!

Google Makes EBooks More Accessible

Google Makes EBooks More Accessible

Yesterday Google announced that it is making over a million public domain ebooks available for download from the Google Books web site in EPUB format in addition to PDF format. This is great news for all book lovers. Project Gutenberg has been distributing ebooks in plain text as well as other formats including Plucker for quite some time now. Gutenberg however is a well kept secret on the internet and only die hard readers looking for content have found and…

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Gross Income of a Teacher vs a Call Center Agent

Gross Income of a Teacher vs a Call Center Agent

Source: Data Source: Prices and Earnings 2009, UBS Not only are Indian Teachers the worst paid but the students they teach end up earning more than them by working as call center agents which is definitely the low end of the job spectrum. Think about this for a moment. How does a Teacher’s job compare with that of a Call Center Agent? It is more difficult. It requires far greater intellectual knowledge & skill. It requires patience far beyond anything…

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