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SearchWiki – Google Becoming Social

It’s just two days but may be already you noticed Google results coming with two buttons “promote” and “Remove”. What is that ?

Google launched SearchWiki at 20th November, they called “make search your own”.

Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results? Maybe you’re an avid hiker and the trail map site you always go to is in the 4th or 5th position and you want to move it to the top. Or perhaps it’s not there at all and you’d like to add it. Or maybe you’d like to add some notes about what you found on that site and why you thought it was useful. Starting today you can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs.

SearchWiki lets user to put notes for links, and you can see other’s note by clicking “See all notes for this SearchWiki” at bottom of the search results page.

Quite interesting, Google going to take the market of digg/delicious ?

Loreum Ipsum Effects! So funny…

… “Summarizing, then, we assume that the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is necessary to impose an interpretation on the extended c-command discussed in connection with (34). We will bring evidence in favor of the following thesis: a descriptively adequate grammar is not quite equivalent to the levels of acceptability from fairly high (eg (99a)) to virtual gibberish (eg (98d)).”

Got what that means? …before you jumped and start brainstorming, wait a minute. Visit here, watch out and follow this

In short, for those lazy one: The Chomskybot is a program that generates paragraphs which appear similar to those in the corpus of Noam Chomsky’s linguistic works, but are humorously devoid of any meaning, by combining at random phrases taken from Chomsky’s actual works. The Chomskybot is derived from another program called Foggy, which originally generated “fake” managerese —i.e., the language of business management. The phrases from Chomsky were originally collected by John F. Sowa, the program was redesigned by Anthony Aristar and John Lawler, and the Perl version was written by Kevin McGowan.

An example of the Chomskybot‘s output was given above 😉

You know ABUSE always a bad word, mistakenly I put that text on some forum, the effect was so funny that I could not resist me to not to post here, check bellow:

..”আর, ওমর ওসমান, ইংলিশ এ কাশতে হলেও মনে হয় ভালই কাশতে পারব। বজ্গজাত ইংরেজ না হতে পারলেও আশা করি আপনাদের অনেকের মতই, Subject-Verb Agreement বুঝে Sentence বানাতে অন্তত ভুল করব না।

দাদাভাই আপনার উদ্ধৃত অংশটুকু “ল্যআটিভ” ইংরেজী না, বরং খুব গভীর বা উচ্চমার্গীয় পর্যায়ে ব্যবহৃত বাক্যাংশ। সাধারণত এসব ব্যবহার হয় আইন বিষয়ক কাগজে বা গবেষণা পত্রের ভেতরে। ঠিক যেমন নিচের বাংলাটুকু প্রাচীন বাংলা কবির রচনায় পাওয়া যায়:

কা তরুবরো , পন্চবি ডালো
চন্চলো চিত্র , পৈঠা বিকালো!

অথবা, ধরুন,

টালোত মোর ঘর নাহি পরবেশী
হাড়িতো ভাত নাহি নিতি আবেশী

(উচ্চারণ বুঝাতে বানানের পরিবর্তন করা হয়েছে। অনেক আগে পড়া পদদ্বয়ের বানান মনে নেই) ….”

All these happened due to misunderstanding and I’d hope that all of you would just take it as fun, and laughing out loud

X/HTML 5 by Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WhatWG)

Web Applications 1.0, more commonly referred to as X/HTML 5, is a new version of HTML that is vying to replace HTML 4 and XHTML 1. The X/HTML 5 specification is being developed by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG).

X/HTML 5 introduces new elements to HTML for the first time since the last millennium. New structural elements include aside, figure, and section. New inline elements include time, meter, and progress. New embedding elements include video and audio. New interactive elements include details, datagrid, and command.

Development of HTML stopped in 1999 with HTML 4. The W3C focused its efforts on changing the underlying syntax of HTML from Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) to XML, as well as completely new markup languages like Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), XForms, and MathML. Browser vendors focused on browser features like tabs and RSS readers. Web designers started learning CSS and the JavaScript™ language to build their own applications on top of the existing frameworks using Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax). But HTML itself grew hardly at all in the next eight years.

Recently, the beast came back to life. Three major browser vendors—Apple, Opera, and the Mozilla Foundation—came together as the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WhatWG) to develop an updated and upgraded version of classic HTML. More recently, the W3C took note of these developments and started its own next-generation HTML effort with many of the same members. Eventually, the two efforts will likely be merged. Although many details remain to be argued over, the outlines of the next version of HTML are becoming clear.

This new version of HTML—usually called HTML 5, although it also goes under the name Web Applications 1.0—would be instantly recognizable to a Web designer frozen in ice in 1999 and thawed today.

Read the nice article by Elliotte Rusty Harold for details. The Future of HTML by Edd Dumbill could give some good idea about what going to happen next.

X/HTML 5 Working draft by WhatWG is here and this is the W3C Editor’s Draft for HTML 5.

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Most Dangerous Sites In The World Wide Web

Do you surf the world wide web frequently? Do you like to download etc from internet? Do you getting more and more SPAM over email? I recommend you to read bellows…

  1. For major country domains, the riskiest ones are Romania (.ro) with 5.6 percent risky sites and Russia (.ru) with 4.5 percent risky sites.
  2. Island nations, known for offering free or anonymous registration, ranked highest on the danger list. Among them: Sao Tome/Principe (.st) off Africa, at a whopping 19 percent; Tokelau (.tk) in the South Pacific, at 10 percent; the Turks and Caicos (.tc) in the Caribbean, also at 10 percent; and the South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands (.gs) near Antartica, at 9 percent.
  3. For generic domains, the riskiest TLD is .info–8 percent of its sites are rated as risky. Coming in second is the ubiquitous “.com,” with 6 percent.
  4. The least risky sites are hosted by those honest Scandinavians. Four of the five best rated are Nordic countries–Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. Also in the top five: Ireland.
  5. Safest place on the Web: “.gov.” Restricted to U.S. government agencies, it was the only TLD in which no risky sites were found.
  6. Worst places to download: Samoa (.ws), .biz, and Bulgaria (.bg). Web users randomly downloading from these domains face at least a 1 in 10 chance of dealing with a risky site.
  7. Worst places for spam: .info. “A stunning 73.2 percent of the more than 6,000 .info sites that we have tested for E-mail practices are rated risky,” the report says. Trailing .info are Russia (at 22 percent) and South Korea (at 20 percent). In other words, consumers who offer their E-mail addresses to randomly chosen sites in those domains risk a blizzard of unwanted E-mail.

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Google’s Founders didn’t know HTML!

The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. Infact it was noted that the submit button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life.

– Heh, are you kidding?
– LOL

The infamous “I feel lucky” is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it kept. It was a comfort button.

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WordPress 2.1.1 Dangerous, Upgrade Immediately

I noticed personally that this year SPAMMERS taking new approach to sent spam, they were able to pass the ‘wall’ and get into many inbox! Last year there was a large number of RAID from FBI and such agents, they down a lot server and warez groups/community, but there was some continues attacks from some hacker-cracker groups. Specially, Forum/Web-Applications were attacked which had some security holes…It’s a regular story though.

There happened a “kind of thing you pray never happens”, it is WordPress hacked by a cracker who changed two files in the WordPress 2.1.1, put some code which would allow for remote PHP execution!

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Beware, Big Brother May Be Watching and Recording

Few days ago, somewhere, we learned a good lesson from one of our GREAT GURU. It’s seems to me that I should share his experience here, It’ll helps a lot who chats over the net for many reasons.

One day he told:

My friend is a contract programmer and naturally spends a lot of time at different sites. He communicates to his wife using MSN messenger, a pretty common scenario.

Anyway, recently he was sacked from a job because he was considered a security risk. Turns out that they were monitoring his MSN chats and used transcripts of the conversations as justification to fire him.

In reality they were just look for an excuse to let him go because they are having financial difficulties, but it does highlight an interesting issue.

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Google Apps to end Microsoft Office supremacy?

Google recently expand them self and earn lots of user as for example me! I used to with Yahoo, specially I loved Yahoo Notepad, frequently I take note while I surfing the web. Gmail attracted me when I have to check a lot of email address, gmail was the best solution where I can both receive and sent emails using 20+ email address, well, I’ve a lot email address to maintain for multiple sites and services!

I used yahoo and gmail both just because google had no ‘notepad’. Just when I’m getting used to with ThinkFree google release notepad add-ons and then Google Docs, I leave yahoo completely, time to time I checked to keep my old address only!

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Anonymous Web Surfing/Browsing – Hide What You Do Online

One day you may need to hide what you do online, you may don’t want to let people know which site you visits, where you logged in and/or there will once you wants to visit some site and don’t wants to let them know where you came from, what is your location, who you are!

Advance one already know that everyone left their footstep while online, there is always footprint which let caught you, most of the time it’s may be NOT a big issues though. BUT if you want to hide yourself, whatever the reason, how you can hide what you do online? How could you don’t let to LOG your location?

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