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@NSure @vimoh actually part of that movie has already been made, dunno if you guys saw District 9. So many have thought of taking the story/legacy forward but none have had the courage so far. It's a beautiful movie if not seen.

imdb.com/title/tt1136608/

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@AKanisetti @Nadika @sankarshan My best experience in life so far was the museum in Cape Town, South Africa. That was to put simply overwhelming. I didn't want to post too much because that was just beyond this world. But still I did put up some bits at -

flossexperiences.wordpress.com

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@KayKap @gemlog it actually all depends and also where you are coming from. For e.g. in free software groups which used e-mail as one of it's main discussion fora the convention is always to have all the interested parties in the to: if you want to separately send people the same stuff but other people not to know use BCC, so at least for me that convention and usage has stayed for me for two odd decades now.

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@Irrationalist @kushal @jamewils @ranjona @rupagulab @Atticus_finch kushal's tweet reminded me of puri.sm although don't know when, what price-point, warranty etc. will it be launched in India. I had known it from before but had interaction with him last year at kerala debtusav

flossexperiences.wordpress.com

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I dunno what to say about myself. I have been a GNU/Linux user for about 15-20 odd years. Have had the pleasure to travel all over India for workshops and such. Have been on mastadon and the bluebird site since long although have started social media more so in the last 6 months or so.

interests are varied, I love learning and sharing about law, technology, environment, sci-fi, books, music, movies, the list is endless.

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RT @SaketGokhale@twitter.activitypub.actor
The fact that BJP feels a migrant isn’t “real” because they aren’t traveling with 3 suitcases & an LED TV just shows how out-of-touch these shameless sanghis are with the grim reality of poverty.

No wonder then that Modi is willing to starve millions for his incompetence.

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RT @JairajSinghR@twitter.activitypub.actor
People want to go home. Do you know that feeling? When nothing makes sense. Your life has come crashing down.. and you want to be around people you love the most and you'd rather die to get a glimpse of them. Because you're so afraid you'll never see them again. Do you get that?

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Gujarat Congress MLA Tests COVID-19 Positive Hours After Meeting Chief Minister

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The CJI asks AG
"How will ensure the foreign prisoners will not disappear, if they be allowed to be released?"
Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves: They are not foreigners in real sense. Living here for 5 decades but don't have papers to show.
@DColinGonsalves@twitter.com

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At 5 pm Indian time today (Wednesday 1 April) I will be speaking on Covid-19 and the impact on the global economy, at an open lecture organised by students of CESP, JNU. All are welcome to join.
youtube.com/channel/UCzlhCgRfh

Was half-asleep and a thought occured. Few years ago, we used to have movies, hollywood movies which pictured people living in hiding, escaping from zombies, replace zombies with coronavirus and the same thing is happening in reality today. It's almost unreal not to see people or see so few people on the roads when you go to buy veggies as that's the only thing we revolve around nowadays. Unreal and real at the same time, unprecedented.

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@musafir The guy is an economist to the core.. Oxford doesn't hand out Eco degrees just for the heck of it.. that course is even tougher than LSE's. Jokers don't go to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), from 1966 to 1969....

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@SilkyNsa@mstdn.social @sakie339 @DrNikhil_P_B

Hi @sakie339 ...

Just click on the lock in the bar below the reply window...

and select either "unlisted" or "public" among the options.

Just like I did.
This toot will be unlocked, if u notice.

Everyone replying to any of the above toots need to do the same.
Once an option is selected, every reply continue in same mode as previous toot by default.

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"Jo bhi main
Kehna chahoo
Barbad Kare
Alfaz mere."
-this is basically me trying to write today.

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for people in Chennai only, seems booksbyweight will be coming soon to your city,

Sri Sankara Hall
New No 281 Old No 267, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, India 60

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@shirishag75 @VivekT @TheDonkeySays @IshaKaushik @Samyukth @shinjini @milcom @Iwalkalone @KayKap @ashwin @Pranavgupta @Vishsai @musafir @Battrebeet @Poonamsharma @Aousepp @wabbster

Exactly! It was Asimov who put forth the theory that for a model of the universe to faithfully reproduce all of the Universe's quirks, the model will have to be as large as the universe itself!!

I know Asimov pinched bottoms, but I put it down to his brand of eccentricity! 😆

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

I just saw Ad Astra, I had seen almost all of it yesterday night except for half an hour. Saw it, for those who are looking for high-octane action there's nothing, those who are looking for drama, there's lots. In many ways, it is very similar and closer to Matt Damon's 'The Martian' so if you liked that, you are surely going to like this. Ain't going to give the story away :)

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