Link : 64-bit Firefox for Windows should be prioritized

The Mozilla foundation is de-prioritising the development work on 64bit version of Firefox for Windows. This is a good article which points out why not, while also explaining the benefits of 64bit browsers. It does make me think however – that browsers these days are fundamentally broken.

Source: Ars Technica. | 64-bit Firefox for Windows should be prioritized, not suspended

Early civilisation and the first Gods

The bronze age of man bought with it a more organised religion than which was practiced in the stone age.  The great civilisations of the period, – Ancient Egyptian in Africa, Mesopotamia in Central Asia and the Indus Valley Civilisation in north India – developed the first thought forms of the Godhead, the beginnings of religion. Their beliefs evolved slowly over the centuries and gradually developed into a comprehensive world view shared by the people.  Continue reading “Early civilisation and the first Gods”

Link : Nokia’s ‘Here Maps’ is a buggy eyesore

The Nokia Here app on iOS is reminiscent of the Nokia maps I used on my N95. Not as polished as the current maps app on the Lumia or Symbian Belle devices.

The map data however is much better (for India anyway) than that of the iOS 6 Maps app, so that is a small plus.

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app has received so many complaints and been the butt of so many jokes that you’d think Nokia could capitalize on Cupertino’s fail by releasing a stunning maps app to dominate the iOS space. No such luck. Nokia’s Here Maps is a mess.
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Examining Hinduism

The history of a religion traces the history of a people. Religion and belief form around the existing conditions in a peoples life.

The word Hindu and the religion know as Hinduism is not new. The faith or belief system is older than even the name given to it by the migrators, traders and even invaders coming from central Europe. The people of the Indus (Sindhu river) Valley Civilisation were called the Sindhoo people (from Sindhustan as early as the time of the Persian invasions if not earlier.It was the Portuguese & other European traders (later conquerors) that used the term Hindoo or Hindoostani to describe the people of the continent. Christian missionaries however identified the people with the religion, giving birth to the term – Hinduism.  Continue reading “Examining Hinduism”