Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Saturday, September 8, 2012
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Monday, August 20, 2012
Filled under: Communalism , Ethnic Conflicts , India , Indian Civil Society , Muslims , National Identitity , North-East
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Saturday, July 7, 2012
Posted by: danish Ahmed 5:46 PM
he latest cyber-attack on Iran through the malware "Flame" (dubbed Stuxnet 2.0) wasn't surprising enough, it was expected. In a post I had made on October 2010, regarding the advent of cyber-weapon in most probability, Stuxnet being a precursor to a range of cyber weapons. After all Stuxnet had proved that a cleverly crafted code snippet can do what perhaps air-strikes may not be able to. This malware was successful in taking over control the computers in one of Iran's nuclear research facility,destroying centrifuges and pushing Iran's nuclear programme some years back. Given the huge return on investment, , 0 casualty and stealthiness it provided, cyber weapons if properly executed, it is only natural that other nation-states follow the same.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Posted by: danish Ahmed 8:41 PM
A web services company running 400 portals sues Google for anti-competitive practices,according to thenextweb.com . What I find interesting is that the former says that Google indulged in discriminatory practices in Adwords. Now, I haven’t used Adwords myself but all these years I haven’t come across any other advertising mechanism capable of delivering as contextually relevant ads than those based on web analytics. And no one does that better than Google Recently, Forbes reported how Target Corporation figured out that a teen girl was pregnant before even her father did. NYTimes provides a more comprehensive view on how companies learn your secrets.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Posted by: danish Ahmed 2:16 AM
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Famous for its structural
Recently I set my Facebook profile favorite quote to "World worships mediocrity", I am not sure who first said,who it can attributed to,if any one does please let me know. Now if the statement sounds snobbish,read again! The word is mediocrity not mediocre, its about attitude not people. And the quote is intended to be part of a self-prescribed therapy. The malaise I diagnosed myself with is the inability to complete tasks, any task.
Its an attitudional problem I have been grappling with all my adult life. It is not just procrastination and laziness but also the fact that I am not satisfied with the outcome. Am I a perfectionist ? This thought never occurred to me before,but more importantly I have never been referred to as such. But then I have never achieved any success,radical enough and/or little cranky to be considered that.