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Saturday, January 12, 2019

What It Means to Be a High-Functioning Sociopath—and How to Tell If You Know One

Chances are good that you know or have at least met someone with antisocial personality disorder, aka a sociopath. According to some estimates, up to 4% of the population (mostly men) have the disorder, making it more common even than bipolar disorder.
Although there’s no official diagnosis of a “high-functioning sociopath,” it’s a term that could apply to most people with antisocial personality disorder, because they often don’t have any trouble getting by. Their behavior tends to hurt others more than themselves, which is why so few actually seek or receive treatment.
“Most are out there leaving a trail of broken hearts and pain,” Stephen Salzbrenner, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, tells Health.

Cityblog Special : Laws they don't teach you at School

Kovac's Conundrum:
When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged tone.

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Customer : Wifi nahi chal raha hain
Customer Care: modem restart karo
Customer : Abhi bhi nahi chal raha hai
Customer Care: Abhi ko bhi restart karo

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Born before 1985? Then you’re a ‘digital immigrant’

2014’s best new music sounds lonely. As a firm believer in the theory that music’s evolution follows the path of technological progress (the Vox distortion pedal begat Hendrix and the face-melting solo, the Linn drum begat the Human League and 80s pop and so on), I had put this down to the fact that artists at the cutting edge these days work alone, by night (music doesn’t pay much, so they all need day jobs), on a laptop or home studio. That’s not a qualitative judgement, by the way. As much new music as ever is excellent – but, I believe, the circumstances of its construction leaves an audible imprint.
Listen to the Clash and, along with other things, you will hear traces of their cultural context – an alternative scene which was collective, political and urban. The sound of the capital now (artists like Azekel, Kwes and Deptford Goth) is almost the opposite – languid and nocturnal, conjuring the hypnagogic state between waking and sleeping, occasionally becoming claustrophobic. It sounds isolated. Musically and lyrically it speaks to the modern city at night and a creative community whose members now mostly work alone – a product of financial necessity as much as an individualist culture. The days of local rehearsal rooms and recording studios are on the wane thanks to rocketing property prices and technological advances (though Kwes has a cool-sounding place in a remodelled freight container).

Cityblog Special; Laws they dont Teach in the Schools

Anthony's Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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My Statistics teacher told me that I am average. He is so Mean.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Citizen astronomers discover new planet that NASA algorithms missed

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope might not be doing much anymore, but discoveries are still being made thanks to the data it left behind. By analyzing its historical records, and crowdsourcing help from volunteer astronomers, a citizen team has discovered a new planet roughly twice the size of Earth. The planet, known as K2-288Bb, could be rocky, or gas-rich, similar to Neptune. Its discovery is particularly exciting because the planet's size (just slightly smaller than Neptune) is so rare among those beyond our solar system – known as exoplanets.
K2-288Bb is located 226 light years away, in the constellation Taurus and part of a stellar system which contains two dim stars roughly 5.1 billion miles apart. One of the stars is half as large as the sun, the other around one-third the size of the sun. The research team found that the new planet orbits the smaller star every 3.1 days. According to the discovery's supporting paper, this star is theoretically capable of sustaining biospheres with the same productivity as Earth.
The planet was discovered largely because of volunteers examining light-curve data from the Kepler with their own eyes, rather than via software. Volunteer scientists from a citizen program named Exoplanet Explorers were able to spot the planet that software algorithms had missed. Adina Feinstein, the study's lead author, said "it took the keen eyes of citizen scientists to make this extremely valuable find and point us to it."
Rachel England

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Lorenz's Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

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River cannot hear because woh behri hoti hain

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches.

At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, most of them from avalanches.

In Norway, attempts to find the bodies of four skiers were again put on hold due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. A 29-year Swedish woman and three Finns, aged 29, 32 and 36, were presumed dead after a 300-meter (990-foot) wide avalanche hit a valley near the northern city of Tromsoe last week.
Romanian police on Tuesday found the frozen body of a 67-year-old man in a parking lot in the southern city of Slatina after his wife reported he hadn't returned from work. Temperatures in Romania plunged to a low of minus 24 Celsius (minus 11.2 Fahrenheit).

Giridarshan Trek to Dhak Cha Bahiri

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A zoo claimed to have five rhinos.

But Visitors could see only Four

Maybe they have hidden  AGENDA

Cityblog Special; Celebrate Team India Success

Thanks Team India from generations of Fans who were near yet far to conquer this frontier in Australia. Captains like Bedi, Gavaskar, Azhar, Sachin, Dada, Kumble, Dhoni  and  Virat were  frustrated by some  one-sided and some close results. Fans were distraught. Forget everything, lets celebrate the achievement despite a weak opposition to take a realistic perspective and avoid overhype, But yet dream come true and hope this will be turning point for 2019 in history for India in all the fields  under able leadership, integrity, ethics, hard work and quality of team. 
Time to Celebrate

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cityblog Feature: Nayakgiri: पुलंना भेटलेला माणूस

मे महिन्याचे अखेरचे दिवस  होते'  हे वाक्य आमच्या घरी एप्रिल पासून जून पर्यंत कधीही ऐकायला मिळू शकते. म्हणजे 'पूर्वीसारखे  पुणे आता राहिले नाही हे वाक्य जसे पुण्यात कुठेही आणि कधीही  ऐकायला मिळू शकते तसे    कारण एक की लहानपणी आम्हाला  आणि मग राष्ट्रभाषेत सांगायचे म्हणजे बीस साल बाद माझ्या कन्येला  मे महिन्याच्या सुट्ट्या लागायच्या . जसे म्हणतात की कोल्हापुर अंबाबाई चे दर्शन घेतल्या शिवाय तिरुपती बालाजी यात्रा पूर्ण होत नाही तसे कोकण महाबळेश्वर ला गेल्याशिवाय आमचे मे महिना पर्यटन पूर्ण होत नाही  . तेंव्हा गाडीत बसल्यावर प्रवासाची सुरवात  ह्या वाक्यानेच होते. पु यांनी म्हैस मध्ये  'अशीच' सुरवात केली आहे. ' आजच्या आपल्या  अध्यक्षांनी त्यांच्या साहित्यात   'असेच' म्हणले आहे' जसे  मिसेस बेचालवर आणि कंपनी त्यांच्या वार्षिकोत्सवाच्या भाषणात म्हणतात 'तसे'.
पु यांना जसा प्रश्न पडतो की ते कोकणात दर वर्षी का जातात तसा  आम्हाला ही प्रश्न पडतो कि आम्ही कोकण महाबळेश्वर ला का जातो. प्रश्न 'पडतो' म्हणजे नानू सरंजामे यांचे नवनाट्य  बघताना मास्टर शंकर म्हणतो तसा नाही.  शंकय्रा त्याच्या वडलांना विचारतो की "पडदा कधी पडणार . म्हणजे दांडी वरून धोतर पडते तसे ". आमच्या मते सरंजामे एकच ज्याला झोपायसाठी ट्राम चा आडवा बाक पण पुरतो  आणि जो हिमालयाची उशी करून झोपतो तो . जो आप्ल्या अंग रक्षकाच्या  जीवावर हजारो कोटी चे साम्राज्य हेलिकॉप्टर मधून शेळ्या म्हणजे तीन चार कर्मचारी  हाकून   सांभाळतो तो नव्हे. पडतो म्हणजे अण्णू गोगटे होतो असे सुद्धा नाही. पडतो म्हणजे पुण्यात दुपारी एक ते चार ह्या वेळेत पडतो तसे म्हणजे आंतु बर्व्या  च्या भाषेत सांगायचे   तर अजगर होतो    असे  पण नाही.  प्रश्न पडतो म्हणजे विध्यार्थ्यांना फोडायला गेंड्या च्या कातडीची की  वेताची छडी चांगली असा पडतो तसा . पु लं प्रमाणे आम्हीही  आमचा शब्द पडून दिला नाही . आमचा प्रश्न म्हणजे ह्या सुट्टीत पांचगणी महाबळेश्वर ला जावे कि दापोली ला हा . आमच्या घरात यावरून भांडणे  होतात. भांडण म्हणजे जसे नळावर दोन काकू भांडतात किंवा बेळगाव वरून महाराष्ट्र आणि कर्नाटक भांडतात  तसे. शेवटी सगळे स्थिर स्थावर झाल्यावर मध्ये गाडी जेंव्हा कात्रज चा घाट ओलांडून शिवापूर फाट्यावर येते तेंव्हा N H वरून आमच्या स्वप्नां मध्ये अजूनहीम्हैस म्हैस” अशी आरोळी येते .. 

Cityblog Special : Pune in 1912

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Teacher : नाड़े ko english में kya kehte hai...???  Pappu : P.H.D. Teacher : Kya....??? Pappu : Pyjaama Holding Device..

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Welcome to Oymyakon, the world's coldest village

There’s cold, and then there’s Oymyakon cold in Siberia. Temperatures in the world’s coldest permanently inhabited place have dropped below -71 Celsius, with average January temperatures sitting at around -50 C. Photographer Amos Chapple

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Boy: I am in love with you, totally... Girl: Tu Totla! Tela Baap Totla!

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