Virtual Currency: Bitcoin

Bitcoin is being used to pay for everything from pin to smartphones on the Internet. The Bitcoin is being traded without  tracking, for reducing banking-transaction fees and making it an attractive for those seeking to buy and sell via the Web-stores.

The price of Bitcoin is $1,034 on the http://preev.com/ , and this virtual currency gaining wider acceptance.

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Bitcoins, which exist as software and aren’t regulated by any country or banking authority,surged to a record $1,073 yesterday, up more than 80-fold from a year earlier. The currency has rallied on growing interest from investors in China and the U.S., while merchants are starting to accept Bitcoins for everything from Bears to tuition fees.

1 034 USD · Preev

History

Bitcoin was introduced in 2008 by a group of programmers going under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoins exist as software, which contain the rules governing their supply. New Bitcoins can only be created by solving complex problems embedded in the currency, keeping total growth limited. There are more than 12 million Bitcoins in circulation, according to Bitcoincharts, a website that tracks activity across various exchanges.

Bitcoin also gained further legitimacy and attention when a subsidiary of Baidu Inc. (BIDU), China’s top search engine, started accepting Bitcoins on Oct. 15. Chinese Bitcoin activity has exploded, with the number of yuan-based trades jumping 30-fold in the past two months and making BTC China the top online-exchange by volume.

 

Courtsy: Bloomberg.com

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How to start LAMPP automatically in Ubuntu?

For a web developer LAMPP is the primary application for web development, so to start it every time whenever you login. You can make a script which will automatically start LAMPP on login.

xampp_ubuntu_autostart

Open terminal and run following command.

sudo gedit /etc/init.d/lampp

Use following code in file & save and close the file.

#!/bin/bash
/opt/lampp/lampp start

Now run following command to make this script executable.

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/lampp

In Last run following command to install init scripts to all runlevel.

sudo update-rc.d lampp defaults

Restart the system for confirmation, lampp would be start automatically & you can check it by running http://localhost in your browser.

Voting Rights Bill For NRI (Non Resident Indian)

Parliament has approved voting rights for non-resident Indians in elections with the Lok Sabha adopting the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2010, However, the person will be able to exercise the franchise only if he or she is present in the constituency on the polling day. The new law will allow an Indian citizen residing abroad to enrol in voter’s list and exercise his franchise even if he or she remained away from place of residence in India for more than six months owing to employment, education or otherwise.

But there are more then 20 million Indians living abroad and it is practically impossible to have 20 million people travel to India at the same time.

So a combination of Internet and Postal Ballot is more practical, reasonable and feasible solution in current situation. It can:

-Reduces logistics and finance involved in mailing Postal Ballot from Indian Govt.
-It’s safe and secure way of voting by any Indian citizen residing overseas.
-The time frame perfectly suits to send the casted ballot paper back.

Courtsy: http://www.nrivotingrights.info

Google India celebrated Children’s Day with the Doodle 4 winner

The Google India homepage on Thursday, November 14, 2013 shows Google written with characters that well and truly are Indian.

The doodle is titled ‘Sky’s the limit for Indian women’ and has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman from Pune for the fifth edition of Doodle 4 Google competition. The theme this year was celebrating Indian women.

Google Doodle 4 India

Today’s doodle has G written with a young girl character who is seen leaping in the air with a dupatta and a musical instrument behind her indicating that she is dancing. The two Os are written with a Re 1 coin that has a graduation cap on it while the other O is balance by a house on a beam balance. The other G shows a rocket headed to space, the Mars Mission comes to mind as do Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, Indian women who went to space. L is created by an athlete running on track which is formed by the dupatta. And E is created by a policeman’s hat.

Courtsy: DNA, BGR

WordPress Category template

If you want to create a different category template of wordpress theme to display specific category. You can do this by saving your Category template as category-xxx.php . Please note that adding hyphen (“-“) and the category id to the file name.

So, category-xxx.php will be used to display category that have ID  xxx, & category-1.php will be used for category ID 1.

You can follow the same logic of hyphen and id number for individual post template creation.