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Think about it. Even if you walked into the biggest store in the world, it’s quite likely that you may not get all that you want. But what if all the shopping malls in the world came home to you? That’s precisely what any good online store is like. Online stores are not limited by physical world constraints – space stretches forever, products zoom in and turn around to show their features and qualities, people give you testimonials, comparisons pop up and you have all that you ever dreamt of in a shopping experience. Unlimited choice and unmatched convenience is the guiding mantra of online stores as they help you shop, search and save.

Enter the online store with a click of your finger (like a genie) and you get all the categories listed conveniently. Apparel, footwear, computers, electronics, gifts, travel products, toiletries, watches, fashion and much more. Another click takes you deeper into each category, each product. Another click and there are price comparisons, deals, offers. All top brands vie for your attention with their latest offerings showcased beautifully and springing to your service promptly, so you can decide in peace, at your pace. All this is available on the screen of your computer or your mobile.

Getting the store to you instead of you going to the store is a huge saving itself. But what makes online shopping truly attractive is that sellers offer great deals on their products. Download Jabong Coupons and check out how attractive they are. Online stores cut several costs for sellers and they are only too happy to pass on the benefit to the customers. No wonder there are more deals online than offline! Other offers you can check are Yebhi Coupons and Tradus Coupons. Search precisely for what you want, look for best deals in that category, choose what fits and pay then and there. Your payment options range from credit cards, debit cards, cash on delivery, net banking and Its card. If the product is not to your liking there are returns policies. Shipping is free. You save time, money, trouble, petrol and your health (who wants to run about in the pollution). The entire deal is done in the time you would have got your car out of the garage!

Online shopping improves your quality of life in every way, whatever age you are at. If you have not yet tried online shopping, try it now and discover a whole new world that improves your lifestyle.

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UNION HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has finally announced and launched the “Sakshat” Tablet. It is now called the “Aakash” Tablet. The device is being currently manufactured by Datawinds and is going to be distributed to students for a price of Rs. 1,799 /- or approx US $ 35. Alternatively if you are a non-student buyer you will be able to buy the tablet off from shelves for Rs. 2999/- or about US $ 60.

Features: –

Unbeatable Price:

  •     Only Rs.2,999 for the UbiSlate
  •     Monthly internet charges: Rs.98 / 2GB

High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere:

  •     Connect via GPRS or WiFi
  •     GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere
  •     WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots
  •     Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology
  •     Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!

Multimedia Powerhouse:

  •     HD Quality Video
  •     Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen
  •     Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs

Applications Galore with Android 2.2:

  •     Games
  •     Productivity software: Office suite
  •     Educational software
  •     Over 150,000 apps!

Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot:

  •     Expand memory to 32GB
  •     Use any ordinary pen-drive
  •     Even plug-in a 3G dongle

And It’s a Phone!

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A computer scientist claims to have solved one of the world’s most complex and intractable mathematical problems by proving that P≠NP.

Deolalikar, who works at the research arm of Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California, said that he has proven that P is not equal to NP.

The solution, if right, could earn him 1 million dollars as prize money.

P vs NP is one of the seven millennium problems set out by the Massachusetts-based Clay Mathematical Institute as being the “most difficult” to solve.

Deolalikar claims to have proven that P, which refers to problems whose solutions are easy to find and verify, is not the same as NP, which refers to problems whose solutions are almost impossible to find but easy to verify.

Scott Aaronson, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pledged on his blog to pay Deolalikar an additional 200,000 if he is right.

“If P not equal to NP has indeed been proved, my life will change so dramatically that having to pay $200,000 will be the least of it,” The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

For instance, calculating how to accommodate 400 students in 100 university rooms.

The Clay Mathematical Institute says, “To complicate matters, the Dean has provided you with a list of pairs of incompatible students, and requested that no pair from this list appear in your final choice.

“This is an example of what computer scientists call an NP-problem, since it is easy to check if a given choice of one hundred students proposed by a co-worker is satisfactory (i.e., no pair taken from your co-worker’s list also appears on the list from the Dean’s office), however the task of generating such a list from scratch seems to be so hard as to be completely impractical.

“Indeed, the total number of ways of choosing one hundred students from the four hundred applicants is greater than the number of atoms in the known universe.

“Thus no future civilisation could ever hope to build a supercomputer capable of solving the problem by brute force; that is, by checking every possible combination of 100 students.

“However, this apparent difficulty may only reflect the lack of ingenuity of your programmer. In fact, one of the outstanding problems in computer science is determining whether questions exist whose answer can be quickly checked, but which require an impossibly long time to solve by any direct procedure.”

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India’s latest supercomputer ‘Annapurna’ was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in Chennai on Friday. Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee unveiled the country’s seventh fastest high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30TB storage space cluster capacity.

Banerjee lauded the technical team behind the effort for creating the super computer in a completely non-commercial domain. Complex issues ranging from biological applications and others could not have been approached in the absence of a supercomputer, he said.

“Among broad-based scientific institutions in India, the Annapurna cluster is the third fastest, ranking below the IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai,” an IMSc release said.

The device will be used in simulations and numerical calculations in the areas of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics among others, it added.

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Hilarious web URLs

Every website has to have a domain. But some are better than others. In fact, some are downright dodgy, and these are referred to as slurls, or slur URLs. This book has revealed some of the Internet’s most inadvertently amusing web addresses.

The home page for celebrity agent database Who Represents, is addressed http://www.whorepresents.com, the book titled “Slurls: They Called Their Website What?” reveals.

The volume compiles over 150 of these naively addressed “slurls”, or slur URLs.

It shows how spaces, rather the lack of it, can change the meaning of a word: Big Al”s bowling alley in Vancouver named its site “I love Big Al”s” which read with spaces removed says “I love bi gals”.

The list also includes names such as the Mole Station Nursery, a business in Australia selling gardening goods which took on the web name “molestationnursery” before it was changed to “molerivernursery”.

“In a world without spaces we mentally insert out own. And you might not stick yours where I stick mine,” the Telegraph quoted author Andy Geldman, as saying.

Another blooper, the home of Pen Island is named http://www.penisland.net, while Les Bocages, a British firm of tree surgeons working in France who are named after the French word for “groves” bear the web moniker “lesbocages“.

Some spoofs are glaringly amusing – the Italian home page for energy company Powergen carries the address “powergenitalia“.

Some funny web URLs include:

  • Kids growing out of their clothes?  Just check out http://www.kidsexchange.com
  • “Who Represents” is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity.  www.whorepresents.com
  • And don’t forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales,  www.molestationnursery.com
  • Experts Exchange – a site where programmers can exchange advice – is listed at http://www.expertsexchange.com
  • Speed of Art – an art collective – can be reached at http://www.speedofart.com
  • Therapist Finder – a directory for therapy services – is located at www.therapistfinder.com.
  • La Drape – www.ladrape.com
  • Ben Dover (Finance Guru) – http://www.bendover.com
  • www.penisland.net

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