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Submission + - A 10 year old child worker is murdered in India (

indogiree writes: This is so sad. I am from India and I am so ashamed of this. I think the culprit is on the left with the face of a goat.

"Moin was one of four children who worked at Kalimullah's bindi-manufacturing unit which operated out of two small rooms. The children worked 18 hours a day, seven days a week. If they said they were tired, they were attacked by a vengeful employer or managers, sometimes with hot iron rods."

Other reports on the same subject:

Submission + - India's $35 Android 7-in Tablet to Hit in Jan '11 ( 2

indogiree writes: Link:,11255.html

"Engadget reports that India has just awarded the manufacturing contract to HCL Technologies. The first shipment will supposedly only contain the 7-inch model and is set to arrive on January 10. It's unclear if the $35 price has stuck or whether India's been successful in plans to eventually drive the price down to $10 with the help of large orders and government subsidies."

Additional Info:

"HCL Technologies plans to initially produce 100,000 units. Among the key features of this India-based tablet include 2GB of RAM, web-conferencing, PDF reader unzip, WiFi, camera and USB connectivity.

The Sakshat tablet will be available in an array of screen sizes. It will come out in 5, 7 and 9 screen sizes."


Submission + - Obstruction of research on Mexican Gulf oil spill (

indogiree writes: "Some scientists say they're being locked out of research on the oil spill because they refuse to sign confidentiality agreements."..."The only information or the facts that are allowed to be collected belong to the parties involved. That's BP and the U.S. government. And because both BP and the feds have a vital and monetary interest in the amount of oil still in the water and on the wetlands, you have to get past the lawyers first, before you can go on to public property and waterways.'..."Much of the information obtained from research and monitoring will be tied up in the courts rather than being made publicly available and scrutinized."...

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year