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Difference between Australian and Indian education system

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The author of this blog was invited to address Indian students commencing higher education at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. The speech was part of a pre-departure session hosted by Griffith University at Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 30/Jan/2019.
The speech covered wide range of subjects but one topic that needs to be briefly summarised here is the difference between Indian and Australian (western) education system. Indian education system clearly sets out the knowledge that students need to learn and assesses whether student has acquired that knowledge or not. Western education system at times sets student on discovery of knowledge through research in addition to traditional education system where student acquires knowledge from textbooks and classrooms.
The author also wants to thank Griffith University for felicitating the beautiful memento pictured below.

Recomendation To Belacam.com To Allow Embedding Content On Other Webpages.

Blog Post No– 002 in ‘Missing Features’ SeriesAt the time of writing this post sifting through the support content on Belacam.com did not show information to embed the user posts from Belacam to other websites and webpages.

When a main stream media (MSM) outlet embeds a social media post in the digital edition of an article or a news story then the chances of the post becoming viral increases. An embedded post going viral also increases chances of more internet traffic to; 1) social media website where the embedded post is published, 2) the user's social media page who posted the content, and 3) the social media post.

If Belacam considers more internet traffic generated towards their website as a positive success indicator (like other social media websites) then they should allow the easy embedding of their users' posts on other websites.

Work around to set about:blank (instead of about:NewsFeeds) as a default homepage in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and future versions.

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It appears Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 users do not have an option to set ‘about:blank’ as their default  homepage location, instead the new option is ‘about:NewsFeeds’ as can be seen in below screenshot.


Only problem with about:NewsFeeds homepage default is it downloads the multimedia content which slows the starting of the Internet Explorer and loading its homepage. A user who does not want to access the multimedia content can make the browser more efficient by manually changing the homepage to about:blank as per below screenshot.


JioGigaFibre Cometh. IoT and Smarthome Implications Of Ultra High Speed Internet For Indian Households.

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In New Gandhinagar (Gandhinagar, Gujarat) a residential building was receiving JioGigaFibre installation on 23/12/2018. Further enquiries reveal all buildings in Sargasan and Kudasan area of New Gandhinagar are receiving JioGigaFibre installations.

Arrival of JioGigaFibre marks a watershed moment for Indian households and small businesses. It heralds dawn of IoT and smart home product and services for Indian consumers.

Internet of Things (IoT) involves connecting any electronic or mechanical device (or object) to internet that traditionally does not connect to internet. Philosophically IoT aims to allow objects and devices to process and communicate information, data and knowledge in order to improve its usefulness for the user.

A smart home system aims to automate the control household devices such as lighting, heating, cooling, climate, microphones, speakers and appliances.

As JioGigaFibre starts internet service provision using Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network it makes both IoT and sma…

Smartphone applications abusing user trust – and why code audit may not be sufficient to control this abuse

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Majority of Smartphone users are not software engineering or application development experts, or a technology expert for that matter. Application users trust their application distributor (application store or equivalent) and application owner to be honest while transacting with them. Craig Silverman at BuzzFeed News reported a research under taken by Kochava on 26 Nov 2018 alleging that a number of popular Android applications (developed by Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech) have been committing advertisement fraud. The article explains ‘click injection’ and ‘click flooding’ concepts in very simple terminology along with the help of easy to understand diagrams.
The challenge of inserting malicious code in an application or a software by an unscrupulous technology company may be mitigated by; making the audit of source code compulsory by an independent code audit professional, andplacing necessary controls in place that only the audited code goes in to the production.
An argument against sour…

Statue of Unity - Photo Weblog

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Shri Vallabhbhai Patel – The man:

Shri Vallabhbhai Patel, born on 31 Oct 1875 was an Indian freedom fighter best known for uniting India – then divided in approximately 575 princely states – upon her independence from British Crown rule in India. Thousands of pages and millions of words are written to describe his; ethical character, disposition to jurisprudence, diplomatic acumen, visionary foresight, dedication to work ethics and arguably strongest resolve and determination of mind ever witnessed in any man.

Statue of Unity – The Monument:
Statue of Unity is a 182 metres tall monument – tallest in the world at the time of writing – dedicated to Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is likely that the statue will be inaugurated on 31 Oct 2018.

India - The Country:
Successfully achieving the architectural and engineering feat of this magnitude reflects India has skills and capabilities that will benefit the world.

Recommendation to Youtube to allow auto publish Linkedin user videos

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Blog Post No– 001 in ‘Missing Features’ SeriesThis blogging website was originally planned to publish analysis of missing features of various online platforms. However the scope for the posts being published was broadened to innovation, engineering, fintech, design, and ethics to include the discussion on those subjects too.
With this post commences the publishing of blog posts with ‘missing feature’ theme.
After releasing Linkedin native video functionality in July 2017 the feature has received immense popularity on LinkedIn. The feature is used by users for personal branding as well as business to business lead generation.
Linkedin already has a feature where Linkedin allows Linkedin users to share the user’s Linkedin post on the user’s Twitter account connected with Linkedin. If Linkedin can provide a feature to share the user’s video on Youtube as well it would be beneficial to both Linkedin users and Youtube.
Benefits for Linkedin Users: At the time of writing this article Youtube is …