Article talks about how the research “output” from India is increasing. I can only hope that the contents are at least half true. IMHO , lack of incentives to do cool research is a bigger impediment that corrupt politicians , anachronistic policies or lagging infrastructure. It is quite heartening to see India’s profile increasing even with these restrictions. Another interesting thing to note was that the full article mentioned that University Of Texas is one of the top collaborators. Nice !!.
This was an interesting news that I guess, most missed in CES. USB 3.0 rocks. Probably, I have to qualify that one of the candidates for USB 3.0 rocks. Time will tell if this standard prevails , but the speeds are fascinating.
An article about China’s high speed rails. It beats other competitors like Japan,Germany and France. Its top speed is 312 Kmph. Wow !! (Where the hell is India and US ? )
I think the idea is cool !!
Probably the article that shook me most. I got it from one of Pals. I think it has made me reevaluate storing passwords in apps. The most shocking revelation was that Pidgin was storing the account passwords in plaintext. I agree with their rationale but I would have preferred a message box saying the passwords will be stored in plaintext when I opted to store my passwords. Atleast it would have alerted me to the possibility without me digging this information from the Net from a (reasonably) obscure article.
The best link of today – Terry Tao’s notes on Probability. I think, to call Terry Tao as a genius is by itself an understatement. I am still digesting the info in the notes. There were some interesting new information like Borel-Cantelli lemma , so I look forward to taking a deeper look. After taking a course on Random Graphs, I also look forward to his course on random matrices . Although , I have to admit, I don’t fancy my chances of understanding most of the topics in the course 🙂 .