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How to vote when all contestants are corrupt ?

RULE 49-O is a Rule in the The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 , which governs elections in India . It covers the procedures to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote , and decides to record this fact. Recording one's vote under Rule 49-O is a choice that voters can exercise to prevent electoral fraud , and misuse of their vote. " If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters in Form-17A and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required under sub-rule (1) of rule 49L, decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark. " Why should you go to polling booth and use 49-O? Convey that your name in the electoral roll has been used (so that no one will misuse it) Convey that none of the candidates appeared fit to vot

Google's advice to Students

How do we find these non-routine savants? There are many factors, of course, but we primarily look for ... ... analytical reasoning . Google is a data-driven, analytic company. When an issue arises or a decision needs to be made, we start with data. That means we can talk about what we know, instead of what we think we know. ... communication skills . Marshalling and understanding the available evidence isn't useful unless you can effectively communicate your conclusions. ... a willingness to experiment . Non-routine problems call for non-routine solutions and there is no formula for success. A well-designed experiment calls for a range of treatments, explicit control groups, and careful post-treatment analysis. Sometimes an experiment kills off a pet theory, so you need a willingness to accept the evidence even if you don't like it. ... team players . Virtually every project at Google is run by a small team. People need to work well together and perform up to the team'

Google Phone Search - Voice Search for Hyderabad, India

Hurray, Google has introduced voice search for Hyderabad. It is a google labs product. I just called the number and found that they even connect our call to the destination we search, for free... Dial from any phone 1-800-41-999-999 (toll free) Don't believe still? Find the same at

Online 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program from Bits Pilani

BITS is offering an online (not classroom) 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program. Whoever interested can go through this link: You can contact: George Daleep ( ; 09959188837) Santha_Oommen ( ; 09849427215) More Info From Bits Advertisement: Since we have received a number of queries from associates on the MS program from BITS Pilani, we would like to clarify matters. BITS is offering an online (not classroom) 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program provided you meet conditions. Some basic information about eligibility, requirements and fees is given below: Eligibility Criteria: First Class BE / MSc / MCA / MBA / BITS BS (Minimum 60% aggregate) or equivalent degree and at least 12 months of relevant post-qualification experience. Candidates with 3-year BSc, BCA, BBA, BCS, BIT etc are NOT eligible. Additional (M

Cartoon Physics

A page in wikipedia tells about the laws in cartoon world. I found it in a blog. Look at some of the laws: Explosives , even if detonated close to a character's face, will cause only scorching of the skin. (Prior to the efforts of the American Civil Rights Movement , characters would often take on the appearance of blackface and sometimes briefly sing a short song such as Way Down Upon the Swanee River .) Similarly, a gun discharged directly into the face will seldom fire an actual bullet but will instead fire what is essentially a directed explosion with the same properties as above, or a flag with the word "BANG!!". Similarly, if a cartoon character is hit by a flat object, such as a cymbal or a large hammer, it will be flattened, and will appear like a pancake for the remainder of the scene, until it either walks off screen or 'springs' back into its normal shape. Characters or objects can come out of telephones. Characters are allowed to swim or blow the

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