Monthly Archives: August 2010

Swimming in filth

MSNBC has this photo which captures everything that is there to India today.

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Hari Prasad: E-voting machine whistle-blower

Hari Prasad, an Indian researcher from Hyderabad who, along with J. Alex Halderman and Rop Gonggrijp, demonstrated how the voting machines used in India can be tampered with, has been arrested.  He was taken to Mumbai for questioning after he … Continue reading

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Saudi Hospitals Are Asked to Maim Man as Punishment

New York Times: A Saudi Arabian judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man’s spinal cord as punishment for his attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, the brother of the victim … Continue reading

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Fights on flights

The JetBlue flight attendant got into a real fight on the flight.  On a Lufthansa flight, one of the flight attendants got into a friendly fight.

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God’s number is 20

Solving Rubik’s cube: Every position of Rubik’s Cube™ can be solved in twenty moves or less. With about 35 CPU-years of idle computer time donated by Google, a team of researchers has essentially solved every position of the Rubik’s Cube™, … Continue reading

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Teacher wins burqa battle at university

The teacher at West Bengal’s first Muslim university who was being asked by the student union to wear a burqa to classes has won her case. The university administration contacted Middya on Monday, asking her to resume duties without a … Continue reading

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Cargo ship sinking off Mumbai coast

Here are some pictures of the badly listing ship that is sinking. The ship collided with another ship on Sunday. Update: More photos here.

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Efforts to bring Afghan woman featured on Time cover to U.S.

Women for Afghan Women, a non-governmental organization based in Fresh Meadows, NY, wants to bring Aisha, the 18-year old woman featured on the cover of Time magazine. The report in Flushing Times, a local newspaper in Flushing, NY has more … Continue reading

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Facebook as traffic cop

Delhi police using Facebook to catch traffic offenders. The traffic police started a Facebook page two months ago, and almost immediately residents became digital informants, posting photos of their fellow drivers violating traffic laws. As of Sunday more than 17,000 … Continue reading

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