Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dog Puzzle with Economic Stint

Dog Puzzle with Economic Stint

This is a puzzle I leave you to solve in the coming new year.

If you are an American I sympathize with you for using American businessman as a case study.

You should not be worried.

He/she is hypothetical in my puzzle

The dog is typical Sri-Lankan Paraya (stray ) dog.

He/she was speculator, Hedge Fund Raiser and a swindler par excellence in money markets world wide.

He/she (hereafter only he) is 25 years of age and recently had a bypass surgery.

He wishes to live up to ripe old age of 80 with the ill-gotten money.

He would like to raise a dog for his companionship.

Because of his swindling he no longer has friends.

Q.1.How many dogs he has to raise in the next 45 years?

Q.2. When he has to have a bypass operation for his dog to prolong its life by 5 years (equivalent to 30 to 50 human years).

Q.3. How much it costs for a bypass for the dog?

Q.4. What happen to the will that was written in the name of the first dog?

Q.5.Is there a Carry Over Hedge Fund (C.O.H.F) for the next dog?

Q.6. How much is the value of it?

Q.7. When he actually dies at 80 what is the age of the dog (dog age not human)?

If you have correct answers not hypothetical please post it under comments.

Dream 20 and its interpretation

Dream 20 and its interpretation
Dream 20 was somewhat different.
I was investigated for being in my birthday suit.
Twice I had being availing myself the freedom of not wearing cloths in a godforsaken place.
Not at home
Not in my office
Somewhere in my dreamland I cannot still figure out.
First time was brief.
I was guilt stricken.
What will my home people say?
What will my colleagues would say?
Then the second time was more of time for it to be detected by the outside world.
That include my colleagues.
The end result was an inquiry into my behaviour.
Unfortunately for me inquirer was a female with whom I had strained relationship on some unrelated academic matter.
The inquiry went like this.
Why did you do that on the first occasion.
I said it is my privilege and right to be naked when I wanted to be.
I was born naked and I do not understand why I need to wear a dress except to protect from elements.
Especially when the climate is too hot to wear a tie and a coat.
Then I was asked why you did it for the second time.
I said well it is easy the second time.
It is difficult to lie the first time but the second and third lies become almost spontaneous.
So me being naked in public was less of a problem
Didn’t you have any guilt or shame?
First time yes.
If my family members knew it would have been a difficult ground to defend and they would have assumed many more reason for me to be stark naked.
What about the second time?
Well now my home people knows it before it becomes world-wide gossip, it is the done for it to be repeated, say while watching a cricket match which is dull.
The the question, why did you do that?
I said it is my human right.
Animal can do that.
My cat does it.
My dog does it.
Even the big elephants do it.
So why not me?
I do not find any logic in it.
When I see young ones, often the married females do almost everything to bear themselves free, almost naked in public nowadays why when a man is found naked it is obscene.
This expression the lady investigating me a back step.
She was appropriately dressed.
I hope if she was more bare perhaps wearing only a tiny weeny bikini to witness my innocence.
Besides I have only a very limited span to reveal unlike in the females.
Some soft parts and some hard parts were revealed.
Then I said the soft part was not made hard anyway?
The the lady in gear was in a state of shock and the investigation abruptly ended without any conclusion.
I was left without any objective finding what the rationale for wearing cloths which are getting expensive by the day especially the foot wear.
I expound the wisdom that only underwear should be absolutely expensive but not the over-wear or the overcoat to protect us from elements.
This was good one for Maha to interpret.
I include two more and he was promptly available by Voice Mail.
He asked me why did you send three instead of one.
The I told him I was down with a flu and the first two were when i was down a bit.
The last one was when I had almost recovered except I could not bear the rain and the cold weather accompanied.
Then he asked which one I preferred interpretation first.
I told him the last and the others were under bad weather conditions physically and I told him the last one I enjoyed the most the inquiry into my simple behavior change.
Before he could commence, I asked him do gods wear cloths?
No he said.
Don’t co?
Yes we do not have to wear cloths and we merge our bodies with the environment as it were one whole gracious thing.
I cannot understand that.
You got to come here and see.
When?
I am not supposed to tell.
So if I am coming to heaven it is no point having a nice dress rehearsal for the funeral parlor guys.
Yes.
Why do they spend a lot for the last dress which I am not really wearing myself, anyway.
You got to ask the funeral guys we are not experts on human clothing.
You mean to say if one is going to hell, he or she should wear a nice dress.
Yes, I suppose so, the guys in the hell won’t let you have one or borrow one to wear.
You go to be ready and be naked if necessary.
Then I am the one who is going to hell. 
In my dream I was without any cloths in my birthday suit.
Isn’t it?
Well it is not like that.
If you really won’t to be naked you may choose to go to hell but coming back to the interpretation, you were handling the inquiry very well and I was enjoying your real human logic.
then why did you stop me in my dream?
I did not.
Who did it?
The lady did it.
Why?
Don’t you realize?
NO.
She has not had a real HARD one for sometime.
Didn’t she?
That is why some of them get involved in investigations and administration and NOT REAL LIFE.
Or I see.
Are you really want to hear the interpretation.
YES.
Interpretation.
It is not at all related to you.
It is futuristic.
In time to come with debt crisis rising to trillions in America people will not get good salaries.
The food prices will go up.
Clothing will go up.
More importantly the global warming will hit America if they wait till 2020 to rectify the CO2 issue.
They form clubs called NAKED TRUTH and NAKED APES especially in California.
You were dreaming one of those places you wished you would have gone on your holidays in retirement but could not.
It was not my faculty.
No.
Thank you for that information.
Who was that lady investigating me.
She was from the American Embassy for VISA processing and documentation.
The people who wish to go to America stark naked and without any corruption in Sri-Lanka get preferences.
She was picking the docile ones without hard parts, lest they get into trouble once they land in California.
So people with soft parts as opposed to hard parts get VISA.
Yes.
See you soon.
Wait for Dream 18 and 19 interpretation. 
They will come soon.

Wolfer-2-main-lalau-i386-Update

Wolfer-2-main-lalau-i386-Update
Ubuntu based Wolfer is pretty good Linux distribution which boots up fast and breezy.
It is Gnome but appearance is sleek and looks like KDE.
It does not have Cloud Utility and Abiword.
Installation is easy and has some Sinhala capability.
Software download is easy and has Abiword as the first package under office.
It has open office as a base.
It is a pretty good distribution but point to point download took over one day.
I hope they leave a torrent file at Linuxtracker in future.

When One is troubled with Windows What one can do?

When One is troubled with Windows What one can do?
It is strange that when one is troubled with Windows he or she goes into shell and blame oneself and not the operating system.
It is the opposite when one is troubled with Linux.
If he / she is a one who comes from the windows background without batting an eyelid he / she blames the distribution as if the whole hell has descended on him / her. 
It is often a minor glitch he or she has overlooked to configure or may be downloading a suitable alternative package or worse come file a bug report to which a ready solution is available within 6 weeks.
If that does not help one can swap the distribution and select one that suits and download it.
(I have two books already available, not digital yet selecting a distribution and also the utilities and packages, if this blog entry is not adequate enough).
One problem with this approach is if one is not using a torrent download (even this can be painful if there is one seeder who has gone into hibernation at night-simply switched off the computer) it can be time consuming. 
The download time can be awfully long and painful (I have enough of stories often due to failure of the telecoms but now never or do not complain because I download several at a time and I know one will be finished by morning when I am in deep sleep and dreaming some bizarre episode of Cloud Computing like star wars of yesteryear).
But once one has a CD (ideally D.V.D with almost everything one needs in one pack) the live session is breezy and installation is cakewalk if not catwalk.
Only thing Linux guys forget is to keep it running 24 hours (cron jobs at midnight are vital to get rid of the junk files that collect is one switches off the computer regularly; leave seeds for others to access) at least once or twice a week.
If you are lazy use a the sweeper or do it manually which I prefer now because of the frequent downloads.
Now come to Window guys/girls.
Steps.
1. Do not blame yourself.
2. It is often the operating system at fault.
3. It can be due to a corrupt file or large macro sitting on the file and spying on you.
4. The pet device to blame is the latest virus and I bet you will not have a solution this side of 6 months.
With so many holes in the operating system which Microsoft will never able plug and then they will promise you the new version is very beautiful (but very slow to run unless you doubled up your RAM) and one should change and upgrade and works better (of course till the next ultra new version is ready for upgrade).
You are in this vicious cycle (V.C) and never get out of it.
If a guy of my age descends on me with a problem, I do not try to convert the guy to Linux fearing one gets a heart attack.
I ask a few questions.
If it a pirated copy.
If the answer is yes, thrash the pirated copy and get a copyrighted version.
This is I am openly campaigning for the guy to remain with Microsoft.
Microsoft should be happy with my efforts now but I do not charge anything for this advice.
The poor guy has to pay through his nose anyway.
Do not forget the virus guard and that also will cost you some quids.
Get somebody to format and install, I won’t do that for you unless he or wishes to have a Linux distribution dual booted.
His has to spend a half a day with me with food and beverages ready and ample.
This is Christmas time anyway.
If the guy has not got the money, then the scenario changes.
I ask what are the things that he uses computer for, regularly.
Invariably, the answer is that he uses the email and nothing else to be in contact with the family and friends.
Then I give him a breezy Live CD and ask the guy to use it till he himself try to find a remedy for the malady or ultimately ditch Microsoft and ask me to install the new distribution in his computer.
The long course works well for Linux and I of course have to have two visits instead of one.
That of course keeps our friendship lasting and viable.
Who says Microsoft is bad.
It makes “my sphere of activity” to enlarge and expand.

Dogs and Digital Tombs

Dogs and Digital Tombs
This is the best feature article I read during Christmas,2011.
Unfortunately it is taken off the main page and I had to search for it today.
I have some extracts below for your perusal.
I have a suggestion for French and People in Paris.
Instead of stoned tombs in the cemetery, they should have a server with DIGITAL TOMB with all the photographs and videos of the dogs when they were alive and well for not so dog lovers or dog loving Sri-Lankan administrators to see.
For the poo (“crottes de chien”), I have suggestion, they must send them to Sri-Lanka as fertilizer for the Banana Plantation we are growing in the thick of virgin forest to feed American entrepreneurs.
We love anything including “poo”, if it is foreign but make sure they are scented with French cosmetics for poos, please.
This is good for our City Planners in Kandy and Colombo where dogs are rounded up and slaughtered and some end in dinner plates as “chicken substitute”.
It is no point saying all the beings be happy and content like a mantra.
Without them (dogs) we cannot protect our things from petty thieves.
Extracts
The pampered pooches of Paris
By Joanna Robertson Paris
Pet dogs in the French capital appear to enjoy the freedom of the city, accompanying their owners just about everywhere – and even have their own cemetery.
The pampered pooches of Paris
By Joanna Robertson Paris
Pet dogs in the French capital appear to enjoy the freedom of the city, accompanying their owners just about everywhere – and even have their own cemetery.
There are hundreds of thousands of dogs in Paris.
They can be chosen from puppy-shop windows or ordered from countryside breeders.
They are seen traveling about the city, nestled amongst the groceries in shopping trolleys or peering out of handbags.
Dogs perch on the running boards of mopeds – ears flying in the wind – or sit, swathed in blankets, in bicycle baskets.
They are petted on the bus, the tram and the metro and, for a flat-rate ticket costing 5.10 euros (£4.25), the smaller ones can escape the metropolis and take the train to anywhere in France.
Access all areas
When on all four paws, dogs in Paris can choose from 72 gardens to walk in – from formal palace grounds to tiny urban squares.
In between, they can mark lamp-posts, trees, ornamental masonry and the corners of Art Nouveau metro stations to their hearts’ content.
Paris dogs snooze under cafe tables and sit politely in restaurants.
They are allowed into shops – even when officially not – and, from time to time, sneak into cinemas, usually for a matinée on a wet afternoon.
Each dog has its own preferred vet and there are hundreds to choose from.
Each vet has a preferred dog diet. Calves liver, braised. A little “blanc de poulet” (white chicken meat) or a slice of rare roast beef.
What goes in must come out, and Paris dogs apparently drop 20 tons (20,000 kg) of “crottes de chien” (dog poo) on the city’s streets every day, although who exactly weighs it remains a question that even the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) cannot answer.
From time to time, the city’s more creative residents have used the crottes as pavement art, sticking them with coloured flags, photographing and painting them.

Why one should use DuckduckGO-Bodhi Supports it

Why one should use DuckduckGO-Bodhi Supports it
DuckduckGO has a trendy support of Linux community.
With cloud computing in full swing soon, the emergence of DuckDuckGO is a healthy attribute.
Bodhi and lot of  Debian derivative which port light weight Midori as a browser by default support DuckDuckGO including Puppy Linux.
By the way Bodhi enlightenment desktop has produced and excellent distribution come this Christmas.
It is light weight and has beautiful desktop effects.
Bodhi supports Sinhala too
 Below is the information reproduced directly from DuckDuckGO home page.
It has a strong Privacy Policy.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that is based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and uses information from crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia) with the aim of augmenting traditional results and improving relevance. The search engine philosophy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information.
At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referer header). We call this sharing of personal information “search leakage.”
For example, when you search for something private, you are sharing that private search not only with your search engine, but also with all the sites that you clicked on (for that search).
In addition, when you visit any site, your computer automatically sends information about it to that site (including your User agent and IP address). This information can often be used to identify you directly.
So when you do that private search, not only can those other sites know your search terms, but they can also know that you searched it. It is this combination of available information about you that raises privacy concerns.
DuckDuckGo prevents search leakage by default. Instead, when you click on a link on our site, we route (redirect) that request in such a way so that it does not send your search terms to other sites. The other sites will still know that you visited them, but they will not know what search you entered beforehand.
At some other search engines (including us), you can also use an encrypted version (HTTPS), which as a byproduct doesn’t usually send your search terms to sites. However, it is slower to connect to these versions and if you click on a site that also uses HTTPS then your search is sent. Nevertheless, the encrypted version does protect your search from being leaked onto the computers it travels on between you and us.
At DuckDuckGo, our encrypted version goes even further and automatically changes links from a number of major Web sites to point to the encrypted versions of those sites. It is modeled after (and uses code from) the HTTPS Everywhere FireFox add-on. These sites include Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon to name a few.
Another way to prevent search leakage is by using something called a POST request, which has the effect of not showing your search in your browser, and, as a consequence, does not send it to other sites. You can turn on POST requests on our settings page, but it has its own issues. POST requests usually break browser back buttons, and they make it impossible for you to easily share your search by copying and pasting it out of your Web browser’s address bar.
Finally, if you want to prevent sites from knowing you visited them at all, you can use a proxy like Tor. DuckDuckGo actually operates a Tor exit enclave, which means you can get end to end anonymous and encrypted searching using Tor & DDG together.
You can enter !proxy domain into DuckDuckGo as well, and we will route you through a proxy, e.g. !proxy breadpig.com. This feature is part of our !bang syntax. Unfortunately, proxies can also be slow, and free proxies (like the one we use) are funded by arguably excessive advertising.
Because of these drawbacks in HTTPS, POST and proxies we decided to take the redirect approach to combat search leakage. However, we leave the choice up to you. You can deviate from the default on our settings page by toggling the redirect or address bar settings. You can also use our encrypted version.
Other search engines save your search history. Usually your searches are saved along with the date and time of the search, some information about your computer (e.g. your IP address, User agent and often a unique identifier stored in a browser cookie), and if you are logged in, your account information (e.g. name and email address).
With only the timestamp and computer information, your searches can often be traced directly to you. With the additional account information, they are associated directly with you.
Also, note that with this information your searches can be tied together. This means someone can see everything you’ve been searching, not just one isolated search. You can usually find out a lot about a person from their search history.
It’s sort of creepy that people at search engines can see all this info about you, but that is not the main concern. The main concern is when they either a) release it to the public or b) give it to law enforcement.
Why would they release it to the public? AOL famously released supposedly anonymous search terms for research purposes, except they didn’t do a good job of making them completely anonymous, and they were ultimately sued over it. In fact, almost every attempt to anonymize data has similarly been later found out to be much less anonymous than initially thought.
The other way to release it to the public is by accident. Search engines could lose data, or get hacked, or accidentally expose data due to security holes or incompetence, all of which has happened with personal information on the Internet.
Why would search engines give your search history to law enforcement? Simply because law enforcement asked for it, usually as part of a legal investigation. If you read privacy policies and terms of service carefully you will notice that they say they can give your information on court order.
This makes sense because they may be legally obligated to do so. However, search engines are not legally obligated to collect personal information in the first place. They do it on their own volition.
The bottom line is if search engines have your information, it could get out, even if they have the best intentions. And this information (your search history) can be pretty personal.
For these reasons, DuckDuckGo takes the approach to not collect any personal information. The decisions of whether and how to comply with law enforcement requests, whether and how to anonymize data, and how to best protect your information from hackers are out of our hands. Your search history is safe with us because it cannot be tied to you in any way.

Things I could not do in 201-Finding a Book on Turtles / Tortoises

Things I could not do in 201-Finding a Book on Turtles / Tortoises
Turtles / Tortoises are now classified in the same species category.

I use to feed tortoises daily.
The were in plenty in Kandy Lake
One day bystander told me not to do that.
Why?
If you do that the our Kassipu /Toddy / Illicit drinkers will take them and eat them was the answer.
His prediction was right in 1973 when food was scarce and children were dying of hunger our population of tortoises vanished.
This the Buddhist heritage city and that was how we practiced Metta to all animals.
Other reason probably was the pollution of its water.
Then they (once the species was exterminated/genocide) pass a law stating it is a protected species.
We are good at closing the stable door once the horse has bolted.
We no longer practice Buddhist virtues.
Animal are food material and then they started catching dogs and cats for food during Perehara festival.
Vanishing species is not FOOD for THOUGHT anymore.
Below is a reproduction from elsewhere for your perusal.
Conservationists have declared 2011 the Year of the Turtle in an effort to raise public awareness of the precarious state of turtle populations around the world. Nearly half of all living turtle species are considered to be threatened with extinction. Of the well-known animal groups, turtles are disappearing the fastest.
We are in the midst of a worldwide decline in biodiversity. A staggering 12 percent of birds, 25 percent of mammals and 30 percent of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Sadly, turtles offer no exception to this trend towards species loss. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an organization that maintains a comprehensive list of the status of the world’s species, categorizes 47 percent of all living turtle species as Threatened.
Turtles first appeared in the fossil record more than 200 million years ago during the Triassic Period. Since that time, they have changed little and today’s turtles bear much resemblance to their ancestors. Despite their long evolutionary history, turtles are now in danger of disappearing due to a variety of threats including habitat loss, over exploitation, pet trade, hunting for use in traditional medicine, by catch, invasive species, disease and climate change.
Many of the threats facing turtles are derived from human activities. Conservationists look to this fact with optimism—if man can create these threats, we can also reduced or eliminate them. They suggest a number of actions that can help ensure a more secure future for turtles. These actions include protecting rare turtle species and the habitats on which they rely, looking after common turtle species to ensure their populations remain healthy and managing crisis situations such as saving critically endangered turtle species and responding to emergencies such as oil spills.