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These Photos Of Airline Food From The Past Prove It Truly Was A Luxury To Travel By Air Back Thenpermalink

www-scoopwhoop-com.cdn.ampproject.org

Apart from the healthy and generously served food, one would instantly notice, the tranquility and peace of mind, among these people. 50s to 80s was I guess the golden age of humanity, It had achieved technological advances, yet life was slow-paced, less distractions, plenty of time for leisure and making babies too.

Introducing the new Snapchatpermalink

news.ycombinator.com

distantsounds:
Android’s Camera API has existed for _literally years_ to take high-quality photos and these guys are still just taking a screenshot of the viewfinder and calling it a day. It’s been like this forever and Snap has refused to fix this. I have yet to come across any other app on Android that utilizes the camera this way. The photos are complete garbage.

And here they are, trying to add more ‘features’ into an app where its main feature has been inherently broken since inception.

edit: this post kinda blew up. to see a real side-by-side comparison, https://imgur.com/a/wuaZi

Me:
I wonder if it has got to do with the pic size and bandwidth.. since they have never seemed to focus on Android. Due to a lot of low end devices .. that translates to no value for advertisers and their bottomline … ?? Also they ain’t an Instagram .. or a Flickr.. these are disappearing pics … meant to last few seconds,.. right ?? Or have I got this wrong?

WikiTribunepermalink

www.wikitribune.com

WikiTribune is a wiki based news sharing website, by the Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales 

I don’t get its point at least as yet. Wikipedia works because there wasn’t a free sober extensive alternative available., on the contrary, there are billions of way to get news and authentic ones too. So I don’t see the point as yet. The blogging tried to revolutionize the citizen journalism., later on Twitter and the latest failed attempt was Medium1,  at the end of the day, it’s painfully time-consuming and physically tiresome with little to none rewards. Comparing it to Wikipedia is comparing Apples to Oranges.

1. Why Medium Failed to Disrupt the Media www.bloomberg.com

Elon Musk is believed to be the Bitcoin founder by a former SpaceX employeepermalink

hackernoon.com

Another reason to believe.. Bitcoin is PayPal 2.0 tada! Moreover No worries on the electric consumption1 either., teh solar batteries are gonna mine it for you.

1. The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries www.businessinsider.com

یہ پوسٹ صرف نومونہ کے طور پر لکھی گئی ہے. تاکه میں کچھ ڈیزائن کی درستگی کر سکوں وواؤ! اردو

بظاھر تو ہماری جیسی کمپنی کو اردو ورژن میں ویب سائٹ کی ضرورت نہیں. کیوں کہ ہم عام صارف کی بجاۓ کمپنیز یا اداروں کو اپنی خدمات فراہم کرتے ہیں. اور یہ تو آپ جانتے ہی ہیں، کہ اردو لکھنے کی حد تک تو کارپوریٹ سیکٹر میں بلکل ناپید ہے. خیر اس میں قصور کسی کا بھی نہیں، ہماری سرکاری زبان بھی انگلش ہی ہے. سرکار کی جانب سے تو اردو شاید میرے عزیز ہموطنوں تک ہی محدود کر دی گئی ہے .کمپیوٹر پر اردو لکھنے کا رواج کم ہونے کی وجہ سے بہت سے لوگ اردو کیبورڈ کا استعمال بھی نہیں جانتے. اور ویب سائٹ اردو میں بنانا تو جان جوکھوں کا کام ہے، اس لئیے بہت سے لوگ اور دیگر کمپنیز اردو ورژن میں ویب سائٹ نہیں بناتے.

مگر! ہم نے اپنی ویب سائٹ کا اردو ورژن بلآخر بنا ہی ڈالا. بیرون ملک چائنیز یا یورپین کومپنیز کی ویب سائٹ توشاید لازمی طور پر مقامی اور انگلش ورژن میں ہوتی ہیں. لیکن اصل بات ان سے مقابلہ نہیں، بلکہ ہمیں اپنی زباں اردو پر ناز ہے. انگلش بہت سادہ اور آسان زبان ہے اور اس کی آفادیت اس لئیے بھی ہے کہ ہر کوئی اس کو سمجھ لیتا ہے. لیکن بلہ شبہ اردو سب سے زیادہ نفیس زبانوں میں سے ایک ہے. خیر کاروباری لہذ سے بھی اردو ورژن میں ویب سائٹ بنانے کا بہت معقول جواز یہ ہے کہ، کہ کچھ باتیں صرف اردو میں ہی زیادہ بہتر انداز میں بیان کی جا سکتی ہیں، اور یہ بات ایک میرے جیسے سیلزمین سے بڑھ کر کون جان سکتا ہے.

Missing the Bitcoin bandwagon

Phuck! I heard of Bitcoin for the first time, when a developer had asked me to pay by Bitcoin since Pakistan didn’t allow PayPal. At that time Bitcoin was trading for $50 .. However, I was totally dumbfounded what he had just said. So I politely asked him can he accept another method., because I have no clue what actually Bitcoin is. He didn’t respond back.,  Nevertheless I started googling it. And eventually ended up on local coins exchange where it was priced PKR5100 or $50 at the time … I was like it’s too much hassle. Despite I am one of the early adopters and do not hesitate to risk. But perhaps it was just I could not find a way to en-cash it (locally).. So I totally gave up on that. Today it’s trading at $9000 and now there are plenty of ways to directly or indirectly en-cash it too. It’s particularly astonishing despite the MtGox fiasco. I had guessed it was the end of it. But it proved to be just a naive judgement.

Google's leadership profoundly betrayed the longtime personal trust and friendship of Apple's leadership in stealing what Steve Jobs believed were Apple's most prized possessions.permalink

gizmodo.com

The simple answer is Google’s leadership profoundly betrayed the longtime personal trust and friendship of Apple’s leadership in stealing what Steve Jobs believed were Apple’s most prized possessions. The fuller answer is below, in a telling timeline of the once exceptionally-close Apple-Google relationship.

In an explosive new allegation, a renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate. Source

One would guess it’s a coincidence, but then you realize it isn’t.

LinkedIn

What day of the year, we used to login into LinkedIn? I guess, i skipped it already mofo. see ya next year!

Being Critical

I just gave a below advise to one of my cyber pupils at HN.

and always remember, if one is being ‘critical’, it does not make them ‘right’ too., yep listen to it carefully, but do not assume they are right ‘automatically’.

Vultr introduces $2.50/mo planpermalink

www.vultr.com

Sandbox Plan for $2.50: Our most affordable way to try out cloud computing, this plan features 512MB RAM and 20GB SSD disk storage. This is perfect for test-driving your next application before upgrading to production level specifications.

Actually very smart of them, beating the competition as well as setting 2 x $2.50 VPS limits per account. But I’d still want to give them credit, for allowing students or amateur the chance to try out a Cloud VPS., and learn the basic of Linux and managing a VPS at their own.