Re: [silk] You Are What You Grow

2007-04-25 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh wrote [at 01:22 PM 4/25/2007] : this is also why a fresh carrot is more expensive than a frozen one, which is more expensive than a canned one; This is not my experience, in any vegetable market I've seen. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] You Are What You Grow

2007-04-25 Thread Udhay Shankar N
sweetened with grape juice concentrate. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Where is the US economy heading?

2007-04-28 Thread Udhay Shankar N
prices. Tough times ahead. Caveat emptor, whatever it is that you're a buyer of. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Where is the US economy heading?

2007-05-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
that have been made in India. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] India 2.0

2007-05-04 Thread Udhay Shankar N
at the Powerpoint level. I haven't heard much about the other websites mentioned in the article, except for stray mentions during conversations about new Indian web startups. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Astronomers Report Biggest Stellar Explosion

2007-05-08 Thread Udhay Shankar N
light. As for extinguishing life on Earth, “We can sleep quietly tonight,” Dr. Livio said, adding that the puzzle of the supernova would keep astronomers awake for quite a while. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Freebase

2007-05-09 Thread Udhay Shankar N
For those who wanted to try out freebase, I have a few more invites now. Let me know in private mail. Udhay Udhay Shankar N wrote: [ on 10:13 AM 3/16/2007 ] This is a VERY interesting (note that it is still in alpha) attempt to leverage folksonomies on a grander scale than has yet been

Re: [silk] Apols again...

2007-05-11 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Thaths wrote: [ on 09:26 PM 5/11/2007 ] I shall subscribe again. Apols to the listkeepers. Why do you have to subscribe again? Can't you just go into the Junk folder and mark the message as not being junk? Besides which, you still seem to be on the list. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N

[silk] Beer is the basis of modern civilization

2007-05-13 Thread Udhay Shankar N
-- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Lack of seed level funding in India: further thoughts?

2007-05-14 Thread Udhay Shankar N
, but that's a topic for another forum entirely. It would be interesting to see what the various VCs here have to say. ;-) Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Lack of seed level funding in India: further thoughts?

2007-05-14 Thread Udhay Shankar N
of the above. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Splitting the bill

2007-05-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
of others. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Splitting the bill

2007-05-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote: [ on 04:23 PM 5/15/2007 ] It's sometimes awkward when the bill arrives at a large gathering of people at a restaurant - figuring out who pays what, c. Here's an interesting study of precisely this problem. I'd be fascinated to hear comments from Madhu (and others

Re: [silk] Lack of seed level funding in India: further thoughts?

2007-05-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
accruals, or by some other method. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Lack of seed level funding in India: further thoughts?

2007-05-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote [at 06:57 AM 5/16/2007] : Since marketing costs in the US are an order of magnitude higher than in India, voilà. So, even for those US companies which take $100k as a seed round, they'll need further cash infusions earlier than an equivalent US company er

[silk] Shaping the future, by Stross

2007-05-16 Thread Udhay Shankar N
make a huge difference to the lives of millions, even billions, of people in decades to come. Thank you, and good afternoon. Posted by Charlie Stross on May 13, 2007 10:44 PM | -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-16 Thread Udhay Shankar N
from 10 cities. In Ahmedabad, women placed sex at 4, the highest in the country, on the 0-5 importance scale. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-16 Thread Udhay Shankar N
it. Somebody who gre up listening only to Gangubai Hangal (or John Cage) might well find it tedious. The point is that phrases like artistic value are extremely contextual. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-16 Thread Udhay Shankar N
? In this context (there's that word again!) crab's comment about it being quite possible to protest the destruction of a lousy painting has resonance. That's not a rhetorical question (or, not _just_ a rhetorical question). Some responses appreciated. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Vinayak Hegde wrote [at 12:54 PM 5/17/2007] : I am tempted to quote George Bernhard Shaw here: Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. Democracy is where everybody gets the government the majority deserve. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay

Re: [silk] moderating online conversations

2007-05-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
On Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:20 pm, Udhay Shankar N wrote: From Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Some things I know about moderating conversations in virtual space http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/006036.html#006036 In the same vein, making many of the same points: http://fortuito.us/2007/05

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
/message/10054 I recommend you look up Sapta Sindhu. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] The Walled City of Sustainability

2007-05-18 Thread Udhay Shankar N
and prioritizes sustainability. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-19 Thread Udhay Shankar N
, it might be useful to ponder if there is any truth in the article at all, irrrespective of the history or personality of the writer. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. And it is *there* that I take issue with the claims that you're making. I'm not sure just what rhetorical stunt you're trying to pull here, but the most obvious explanation - setting up a martyrdom argument - is not convincing to me. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
you believe it is, and why? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] More greenhouse bad news

2007-05-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
of the 500 gigatons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere by humans. The possibility that in a warmer world the Southern Ocean - the strongest ocean sink - is weakening is a cause for concern, said Chris Rapley, director of the British Antarctic Survey. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay

Re: [silk] Art, or what

2007-05-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Can be taken as meta-commentary on the current thread. :-) http://xkcd.com/c263.html Udhay (g,d,r) -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Silkmeet, Charles's house Wed May 16 [food from Impys]

2007-05-21 Thread Udhay Shankar N
should send Udhay out for. I'm in. I already know where you live (cue ominous laughter) Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Interesting jet lag cure

2007-05-22 Thread Udhay Shankar N
to wait for more research to know whether this will work in humans. Pfizer, the makers of Viagra, said the drug should only be used in accordance with the approved labelling. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Fwd: Letter to a Young American Hindu

2007-05-22 Thread Udhay Shankar N
be suffused with moral concerns. It is not enough to win; one must strive to create, what Gandhi called, Truth in the world. = snip -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Psychoceramic of the week

2007-05-28 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Not touching the great heights of danwinter.com (as it once was) but mildly amusing nevertheless: http://pages.total.net/~fishnet/ Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Indian Economy's list of best Indian books.

2007-05-29 Thread Udhay Shankar N
in English . I don't know who the publisher is, though. I have BCC:d the person who translates Asokamitran's work on this message - he may respond with the required information. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Indian Economy's list of best Indian books.

2007-05-30 Thread Udhay Shankar N
/group/silk-list/message/4794 Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Indian Economy's list of best Indian books.

2007-06-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
asks. Udhay [1] http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2208/stories/20050422000708500.htm -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Living adventurously...

2007-06-02 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Thubron, whose latest presentation about the Silk Road generated so much interest that hundreds of people had to be turned away. Udhay (Where's the IPO, then?) -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Fwd: Did you happen to catch the UFO?

2007-06-02 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Eugen Leitl wrote: [ on 04:52 PM 6/2/2007 ] What's the chance of Mandarin being the next lingua franca? Low, I think. But any number of events could prove me wrong. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Fwd: Did you happen to catch the UFO?

2007-06-02 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Eugen Leitl wrote: [ on 05:30 PM 6/2/2007 ] But the compartments seem to be quite stable, it takes a conscious effort to see them. Expand on this, please? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Fwd: Did you happen to catch the UFO?

2007-06-02 Thread Udhay Shankar N
still it would not quit. Sure got some people like and some do not like. Singlish and English, they'll still live side by side. [1] http://www.demos.co.uk/files/As%20%20You%20like%20it%20-%20web.pdf -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] which twin is the father?

2007-06-04 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. This is, by definition, untrue. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Better than blood

2007-06-06 Thread Udhay Shankar N
therapy to emergency rooms across the country—perhaps as soon as next year. Nicole Davis is a journalist based in Brooklyn. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] QotD

2007-06-06 Thread Udhay Shankar N
My baby's left my lily pad My legs were both deep-fried I eat flies all day and when I'm gone They'll stick me in formaldehyde oh, I got the greens I got the greens real bad... Gary Larson, _The Far Side_, July 5, 1990 -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] Introduction

2007-06-07 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Aishwarya Subramanian wrote [at 11:33 AM 6/7/2007] : (I've been here a couple of months and still haven't introduced myself. Must I?) Always a good idea. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] [tt] Tesla vindicated: wireless power

2007-06-07 Thread Udhay Shankar N
%22ie=utf-8oe=utf-8aq=tnum=100 Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] [tt] Tesla vindicated: wireless power

2007-06-07 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. The challenge with that, as with many other applications for this, is safety - how not to cook say, your cat that gets in the path of the beam? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] What's the best camera I can buy for $300?

2007-06-08 Thread Udhay Shankar N
come to the conclusion that there isn't sufficient RoI for me to replace my existing camera, which I am quite happy with. Nothing against the cameras - it is, as I said, a cost vs benefit thing. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] The Book of All Hours

2007-06-09 Thread Udhay Shankar N
the first one savoring every very intentional word. If you like this sort of thing, I think you'll enjoy this one... jb -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Forbes editorial on the future of urban surveillance

2007-06-11 Thread Udhay Shankar N
-21cities_cx_mn_de_0611cities_land.html -- -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Forbes editorial on the future of urban surveillance

2007-06-12 Thread Udhay Shankar N
(or various someones) to bell the cat by running the mix network. Spreading cheer, Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Light is both particle and wave at the same time

2007-06-13 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Source: Rowan University -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] aqvavit

2007-06-13 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote [on Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:25 am]: Also see lifestraw.com Udhay http://www.engadget.com/2005/08/18/lifestraw-purifies-water-instantly-for-under-2-a-year/ LifeStraw purifies water instantly for under $2 a year Here's a follow up: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19121634/site

Re: [silk] aqvavit

2007-06-13 Thread Udhay Shankar N
for reasons of taboo...) The idea is to have 1 straw per person, at $3 for an object that will filter a year's worth of water for one person. Seems reasonable - especially for a large aid organization (Gates Foundation, this means you). Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] aqvavit

2007-06-13 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote [at 01:10 PM 6/13/2007] : Udhay Shankar N wrote: Zero B works by using a resin impregnated with iodine. See http://www.zerobonline.com/products.html Zero B's made by a company called Ion Exchange India Ltd .. and does have ion exchange products, only the lower

Re: [silk] Audiophile advice

2007-06-14 Thread Udhay Shankar N
not significantly to my ear), but more expensive. What were the others components you considered? In particular, did you look at any of the BW floorstanding speakers? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-16 Thread Udhay Shankar N
-- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
to an evening meet, then? What about others? Mahesh? Karra? Yazad? Others? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Spousal unit A, do you copy?

2007-06-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] google looking for subpoena compliance legal assistant

2007-06-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
large repercussions. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Good Indian restaurants in Northern Virginia/DC?

2007-06-17 Thread Udhay Shankar N
is anywhere from Rs 40 to Rs 100 per kilo, depending on the breed. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Evil Attack Squirrel Of Death, redux

2007-06-18 Thread Udhay Shankar N
to the mating season or because the squirrel was ill. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] google looking for subpoena compliance legal assistant

2007-06-18 Thread Udhay Shankar N
of a privacy threat it becomes. More on this, from another list: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0%2C1895%2C2147350%2C00.asp Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-18 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Ingrid wrote: [ on 10:43 PM 6/18/2007 ] mahesh lunch home at juhu? basilico? royal china? Um. I dunno - pick one. Ideally, a place where one can chat, and both drinks and food are available. Speaking for myself, I'd prefer an evening meet. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

Re: [silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-19 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Ingrid wrote: [ on 10:43 PM 6/18/2007 ] mahesh lunch home at juhu? This one sounds promising (especially given you recommend the seafood). Let's meet here around 7 PM Sunday? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Introduction

2007-06-19 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Interestingly, 420 means cheat in India. (rummages through wikipedia) Ah yes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_420 Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Just another forward?

2007-06-19 Thread Udhay Shankar N
by [ Lessig ] on [ Jun 19 07 at 2:07 AM ] to [ eye ] -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] The Demise Of The Dollar

2007-06-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
to decipher the above. Are you claiming that the US will freely resile from its debts? Doesn't work quite that way, if that is indeed what you are claiming. And what does the last sentence mean, as well? That Taiwan and Tiber are at military risk? Explain, please. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N

Re: [silk] The Demise Of The Dollar

2007-06-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote: [ on 06:23 PM 6/20/2007 ] The US doesn't make its share of contributions to the UN, nor to global warming. What makes you think they will fear their creditors? Who do you think can cast the first stone? China? They like Taiwan and Tibet too much. Eh? I am not able

Re: [silk] The Demise Of The Dollar

2007-06-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
-- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] UK minister evokes Monty Python to defend Rushdie

2007-06-20 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Dawkins, which puts the case for atheism. I'm sure many people who believe in God will find that a book that offends their sensitivities, but I don't think we should incarcerate Professor Dawkins because he's expressed a view with which we profoundly disagree, he said. -- ((Udhay Shankar N

Re: [silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-21 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. :) Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Silkmeet in Mumbai on Sunday 24th June?

2007-06-23 Thread Udhay Shankar N
be reached at +91-98450-74927 if anybody wants to sync up. Oh, I brought your bag. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] The most annoying words on the web

2007-06-25 Thread Udhay Shankar N
'; a term for personal content Web sites like Facebook and godcast, which is a religious service that has been converted into an MP3 format. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] The most annoying words on the web

2007-06-27 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Eugen Leitl wrote: [ on 12:26 AM 6/28/2007 ] I can't IRC. For some reason the server operators can't tell the difference between Tor exit nodes and middlemen. Explain? Is your IP being blocked by the IRC ops due to your being a Tor exit node? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay

Re: [silk] Freebase

2007-06-27 Thread Udhay Shankar N
to give away. The first 5 silklisters who ask (in private mail, please) get them. Udhay http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/03/freebase_will_p_1.html -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources

2007-06-28 Thread Udhay Shankar N
with friends, to editing, printing, buying, selling, searching, remixing and free hosting, we've lined up a plethora of resources for photo fiends. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] The most annoying words on the web

2007-06-28 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote [at 01:15 PM 6/25/2007] : http://www.techtree.com/India/News/The_Webs_Ten_Most_Irritating_Words/551-81821-643.html The Web's Ten Most Irritating Words Techtree News Staff Email Print Jun 24, 2007 Can you believe that the World Wide Web has actually spawned words

[silk] Role of Economic Instruments in Mitigating Carbon Emissions

2007-06-28 Thread Udhay Shankar N
suggests that the extent of carbon emission reduction is not substantial enough to warrant the use of carbon taxation for mitigating emissions. snip -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] The Transformation of Al Gore

2007-06-29 Thread Udhay Shankar N
type of capitalism in which there is more than one bottom line to consider, more than one master to serve. Feedback: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] German-Indian-Silicon Valley solar power

2007-06-29 Thread Udhay Shankar N
://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2007/06/28/german_solar/print.html -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] IPhone - Thoughts?

2007-06-29 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. Aren't dozens of other phone+media players available? See above. Also see Brian McNett's post in this thread. Udhay [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_distortion_field -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] IPhone - Thoughts?t

2007-06-30 Thread Udhay Shankar N
-- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] 1 lakh car spurs environment worries

2007-07-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
. Keywords: AUTOS INDIA/ENVIRONMENT . Keywords: AUTOS INDIA/ENVIRONMENT -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] 1 lakh car spurs environment worries

2007-07-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1635898.cms Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] 1 lakh car spurs environment worries

2007-07-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
At 07:00 AM 7/2/2007, Udhay Shankar N wrote: I'm pretty sure an electric scooter for half a kilobuck plus PV array could give you a 50 km commute with a daytime's charge. One data point: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1635898.cms And another: http://www.induselectrans.com

Re: [silk] 1 lakh car spurs environment worries

2007-07-01 Thread Udhay Shankar N
://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/ Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Just another forward?

2007-07-03 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Udhay Shankar N wrote: [ on 10:59 AM 6/20/2007 ] Larry Lessig, who is a familiar name to some of the folks on silk, has a similar opinion of the political process in *his* country - and he's doing something interesting to try and counter it. http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003800.shtml

[silk] Yawning makes you more alert

2007-07-04 Thread Udhay Shankar N
, says Robert Provine of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Yawning signals a transition between the behavioural states of wakefulness and sleepiness, and boredom to alertness. From issue 2610 of New Scientist magazine, 02 July 2007, page 14 -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com

[silk] Interesting complaint against an airline

2007-07-05 Thread Udhay Shankar N
http://ninjapants.org/files/index.php?image=airline%20complaint.jpg -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Rage Boy, meet Silklist; Silklist meet Rage Boy

2007-07-05 Thread Udhay Shankar N
out! Just for kicks, I sent this to Chris Locke - better known in some circles as Rageboy. (Yes, the Cluetrain guy). :-) Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] A query....

2007-07-06 Thread Udhay Shankar N
1.5 years ago) that Yahoo's spam detection was excellent. I'm not sure if they have temporarily been out-evolved by the spammers, or if Deepa is an outlier. Any thoughts from the others? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

2007-07-08 Thread Udhay Shankar N
women differently from men—the definition of discrimination, under which sexual harassment legally falls—but the opposite: Men harass women precisely because they are not discriminating between men and women. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Gates interview on world health c

2007-07-08 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Just over a year ago, I posted the below (though the source was from 2003) On Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:59 am, Udhay Shankar N wrote: Please note that this is an unedited transcript, so it doesn't flow as well as an article. But it's an incredibly interesting read. Note also that this interview

Re: [silk] Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

2007-07-08 Thread Udhay Shankar N
untrue. Suicide bombing was invented by the LTTE and is still used by them. Just picking a nit: the LTTE bombers don't seem to be doing it for religious causes, so the above quote is not necessarily untrue. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Outlook feature on S. India

2007-07-12 Thread Udhay Shankar N
Charles Haynes wrote: [ on 10:53 AM 7/13/2007 ] Not to keep harping on this, but do you consider the LTTE to be Hindus fighting against Buddhists? I know you didn't ask me the question, but I certainly don't. I think that the whole Lankan conflict is an ethnic one (with linguistic

[silk] Why Terrorism Does Not Work

2007-07-14 Thread Udhay Shankar N
that understanding, the more we mischaracterize the threat and make bad security trade-offs. - - - Bruce Schneier is the CTO of BT Counterpane and the author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] The World’s Largest Solar Energy Farm

2007-07-14 Thread Udhay Shankar N
and local government officials and their constituents. Warren is lead author of the newly released How Green Is Your City? The SustainLane U.S. City Rankings (New Society Publishers). His blog is www.greenacity.com -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Outlook feature on S. India

2007-07-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
shiv sastry wrote: [ on 02:47 PM 7/15/2007 ] Quoted from Somanatha, The Many Voices of a History, Thapar 2004, Thapar is a blithering idiot. Please don't inflict her upon us. What a curious statement. Care to expannd? Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

[silk] More on teleportation

2007-07-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
teleportation via this method,” Dr Haine said. Another scientist at ANU, Dr John Close, intends to implement the experiments over the coming years. -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Outlook feature on S. India

2007-07-15 Thread Udhay Shankar N
://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

Re: [silk] Readings on Indian History

2007-07-18 Thread Udhay Shankar N
what the movie 'Steel Magnolias' was to the actual historical events at Thermopylae. Udhay -- ((Udhay Shankar N)) ((udhay @ pobox.com)) ((www.digeratus.com))

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