writes "For years,I have been an on and off Linux Guy. Though I use linux quite often, I am not too gung ho on the admin front esp when it comes to webservers and hosting.
So while getting a VPS, a managed VPS does make better sense. However, since I am setting something up on a small scale, I think I can afford to be a little "adventurous". So I have decided t go for an unmanaged VPS, and start from scratch, setup apache, configure domains/subdomains, setup email and take care of the security, and then going on to setup a CMS(The part I am familiar with).
So what do you suggest as a good guide to get started. The web is full of tutorials and advice, but I was to sift through the clutter. So help me out, and suggest the best resources for a newbie like me."
writes "If this comes to pass, complaining about poor service may be a thing of the past. Vodafone India is suing a customer for posting defamatory status messages on his facebook wall.
Dhaval Valia, was disgrunted with vodafone after getting poor 3G service. Apparently, vodafone has only 50% of cell sites supporting 3G connection in Mumbai. After lot many heated arguments with the management and customer care, he vented his ire on his facebook page, as a result of which, vodafone India sent a legal notice to the customer."Link to Original Source
writes "Indian state of Tamil Nadu is planning to place an order for 1.4 million laptops. In the recently concluded elections, the winning party had pledged one laptop for each +2 student(equivalent of highest class in school).
The estimated number of students fitting the profile is 1.4 million. To put things in perspective, total laptop sales in India for the year 2009-2010 were approximately 2.5 million. This order, by conservative estimates is worth almost 80 million USD, but actual costs are expected to be much higher(even when taking an ultra low price of 150$/laptop)."Link to Original Source
writes "In a first of its kind comprehensive study of the Himalayas, Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has revealed that 75% of the himalayan glaciers have retreated in the past 15 years.
The project studied 2190 glaciers using satellite imagery, as well as visits by experts. From the study "75% of glaciers have retreated, 8% have advanced, and 17% show no change". This brings back the focus on Himalayan ecosystem and its susceptibility to global climate change. These glaciers collectively serve as water towers to almost 1 billion people in South-East Asia, and such drastic change can wreck havoc on crop patterns.
This brings back into focus the Climategate scandal, and it can be said without doubt that this study will go through intense scrutiny."Link to Original Source
writes "White in the west wikileaks cable releases have been met with skepticism and negativity towards the messenger, the scene in the developing world is quite different. Unlike their western counterparts, the Indian press is taking the govt to a task, and opposition parties are stalling the parliament.
More than the content of the leaks, what is really interesting is the way the reactions to the cables have been in the general public. While most western voters stood by their leaders, and even called Assange a traitor, in India its quite the opposite, with everybody baying for govt's blood.
It could be because democracy is more democratic in India, or maybe because the general notion of the public that all politicians are crooks, and if there is a bribery allegation, it must be true!"Link to Original Source
writes "Indian students duped by the dodgy Tri-Valley university in California have been fitted with GPS radio collars by the immigration authorities.
Scores of Indian students were caught in a scam where the university violated immigration norms and illegally got the students F1 visa and immigration status. To keep a track on the movements of the students, the authorities put GPS radio tags. This is spiraling into a major diplomatic row between India and USA, with the former calling the practice inhuman and unwanted."Link to Original Source
writes "0-100m above MSL
100-500m above MSL
500-2000m above MSL
2000-4000m above MSL
4000+m above MSL
I reside in Heaven
I burn in Hell"
writes "Indian scientists have decoded the Tuberculosis genome, and released all data under open source. Anybody in the world can use the data and develop the drug based on it.
From the Article
"OSDD is a completely new formula across the world. Here we are making all our progress available to public. Anyone can take advantage and develop a drug based on our research. The aim here is not patents but drug discovery for a neglected disease"
Hopefully, this will pave the way for new age drugs for this neglected disease which kills millions every year."Link to Original Source