Shit Happens Part 1

If you want to live in Pakistan or You don’t have a choice in that matter these survival tips may help you.

Bliss

TIP 1:
Avoid watching News Channels. If you are unable to avoid watching them watch the news and keep reminding your self that “As long as its not me its all ok”.

Relax

TIP 2:
Avoid eye contact with street children and in case you unconsciously do; pay them some change and think instead of begging he should be working then roll your window and forget about him.

Poverty

TIP 3:
If police stops you and asks for bribe negotiate and give it to them. Don’t forget to curse them once you are back in your car and think of ways to justify you not having the right papers, being drunk, stoned, breaking traffic rule, tinted windows e.t.c.

Bribe

TIP 4:
Steal electricity, as why should you pay as half the time there is no electricity.

Theif

TIP 5:
Be prepared to take part in Mob activity. Burn tyres on roads as they barely exist anyway and as long as its not your business, car or home burning; join in since every one is already doing it. It will help in reducing the stress.

Mob

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Transition To IPv6 Started

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Yesterday, the Internet Society began the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Currently we are using IPv4, the system that assigns a series of four numbers to each device. IPv4 only allows for about 4 billion addresses and the Internet needs more room than that. IPv6 is the new version of the Internet Protocol and expands the number of available addresses to a virtually limitless amount – 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses.

You don’t need to prepare anything for IPv6; your applications and devices will work just as they did before. The complete transition to IPv4 to IPv6 will take time as every website and Internet Service Provider must make the switch. In the meantime, both systems will work together until IPv4 is no longer needed.

To find out whether you are already using IPv6, visit ipv6test.google.com to find out. Many devices you use already support IPv6; however, the websites you visit and your Internet Service Provider must first enable IPv6 before you can use it.

(Source: PreSurfer)

Newsmap

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Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. Google News automatically groups news tories with similar content and places them based on algorithmic results into clusters. In Newsmap, the size of each cell is determined by the amount of related articles that exist inside each news cluster that the Google News Aggregator presents.

In that way users can quickly identify which news stories have been given the most coverage, viewing the map by region, topic or time. Newsmap also allows to compare the news landscape among several countries, making it possible to differentiate which countries give more coverage to, for example, more national news than international or sports rather than business.

(Source: Presurfer)

All Newspapers Of The World On A Single Page


When news breaks in some part of the world, you are often curious to know what the local newspapers of that country have to say on that event. The question is how do you find all the good news outlets of that region?

Enter Newspaper Map, a comprehensive catalogue of all the prominent newspapers of the world arranged on a Google Map. You can zoom-in to any region of the map, or use the search feature, to see the names all of the major newspapers that are published from a particular region.

More info on Newspaper Map.

(Source: PreSurfer)

US Army opts for Android over iPhone

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Wired is reporting that the US Army has chosen to use an Android-based phone as its first smartphone for US troops. Now in prototype stage, the US Army Android smartphone is called the Joint Battle Command-Platform and will have its SDK released to Android developers in July. Currently, the phone has mapping apps and apps that track where friendly forces are.

It’s really no surprise the US Army opted for an Android phone over an iPhone. Android phones allow the US Army to build its own specific hardware and not rely on a company like Apple for system-level improvements.

Also, a sleek design style doesn’t seem to be a priority for the army as troops need smartphone hardware that can take a beating, which a phone like the iPhone, or even current Android phones like the HTC Thunderbolt, don’t seem capable of. The prototype Joint Battle Command-Platform currently weighs in at two pounds.

It should also be noted that while the US Army is currently testing Android as its smartphone OS of choice, Wired states that could change. However, given Apple’s relatively closed iOS ecosystem, it’s hard to imagine the US Army choosing Apple’s platform over other smartphone OS makers.

(Source: TUAW)