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Good Morning Junagadh

The mighty sun behind the mountains. On the way to Somnath with Tushar Trambadiya and Kiran Patel.

At Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh

Had lunch at Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh with Tushar Trambadiya and Kiran Patel.

Linux Powered Rifle

If you are an open-source enthusiast and love Linux, then you would be surprised to know that your favorite operating system is now powering rifles !!!

TrackingPoint is a manufacturer of Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs) and Intelligent Digital Tracking Scopes for Hunting and Tactical Shooting. TrackingPoint builds customized hunting rifles. And now, they have added a Linux-based computer scope to their rifles. This not only allows accuracy, but the shooters can also record their experience and post it on YouTube.

Price of the rifle starts with $17000. The scope of this rifle displays a video of the scenario instead of a direct visual as in traditional rifles.

How the rifle works ?

For shooting, first we need to mark the target and as soon as you identify it, the built-in laser illuminates it. After that, the scope measures the range of the target, the temperature and humidity and several other parameters. After this, the display shows where the bullet will go.

The weapon doesn't fi…

What is Reincarnation ?

Past 2 days I am reading ‘The Fakir’ by Ruzbeh N. Bharucha. In this book, Baba explains Rudra on what is reincarnation ? Baba explains - Reincarnation is nature’s way of settling all pending issues and allowing us to go through all experiences necessary to take us up the ladder of evolution. Without reincarnation we would not have the opportunity to work out our destiny and work at our karma. Further he explains by giving the example of playing an outdoor game like football or basketball. Each game has its own set of rules which we, as players, need to follow or else we are penalized. Similarly life is one of the biggest game we play. We play by the rules, it is great. We break rules and we get penalized. Penalties may be limited for that particular game or may be passed on to future games. So if we do not obey life’s rules, we get penalized in the form of sorrow. Some penalties are for only the current game (present life), while some may be passed on for future games too. The player (i.e.…

Identify The Best Time To Tweet

If you are a regular twitter user who wants his chirping to be heard/read by most of his followers or a blogger who wants to publicize his recently written post amongst his twitter followers, then you need to know when is the best time to tweet. Tweroid is the best utility through which you can check the best time to tweet.
Tweroid analyses your tweets and your followers’ tweets and then identifies the best time to tweet. Once you authorize Tweroid to gain access to your Twitter account using your credentials, it will analyze the tweets and give you a detailed report.
Two types of reports are available : Free as well as Paid.
The free report gives the general statistics about the times when your followers are online the most. The analysis is shown using graphs and numbers. The free report analyses only up to 1000 followers.
The premium report shows data for all the days of the week, the time when most of the followers are online and hourly graphs. The detailed report can also be down…

Three Ways To Cloud Compute

Attended a Knowledge Share event yesterday at Hotel Almond Inn, Near Sanand Cross Roads, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad. The event was organized by CodeLogic and the presentation was given by Mr. Deep Patel of CodeLogic. The event was quite informative and the concept of sharing knowledge freely amongst the people was well appreciated. The speaker lived up to the expectations and explained the concept of Cloud Computing very well. I wish such events occur frequently and the process of sharing knowledge leads to an informative world.