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India may scrap gay sex law over HIV fears

Yahoo! news has a coverage about this

The government's main AIDS prevention agency has filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, supporting a request by an AIDS activist group to scrap the law.

The National AIDS Control Organization, part of India's Health Ministry, argued in the affidavit filed last week that the 1861 law creates a public health risk.

"So long as the gay community is forced to go underground, it limits the access to them and makes it difficult for the AIDS prevention campaign to reach them," Sujatha Rao, who heads the AIDS Control Organization, also known as NACO, told The Associated Press.

I hope this law gets scrapped. This is covered under the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of 1860.

"of unnatural offences: Who ever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years and shall also be liable to fine.

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Nokia turns cellphones into webservers

Nokia ports apache to Symbian , the name of the project is "Raccoon". The phone can serve as a web server. Check out their concept demos. I especially liked their Access to Core Data. They suggest "Mount a read-write view of the /Apache directory using WebDAV and edit your webpages directly.". Nice. Now I have to get my hands on a 6630 asap - just so that I can have a webserver running on it

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Yahoo! bangalore is hiring

Do you want to come work for Yahoo! Bangalore ? Our team is looking for one more team member. A major benefit for coming to work with us will be that you get to hang out with me and people who are 10 times cooler than me :-). Besides that, we know all the good bars and restaurants in Bangalore.

In addition to the stuff listed in Desired Skills , it will be great if you have the following qualifications

  • Know all the pubs in Bangalore
  • You are a good table tennis or foosball or pool player
  • You can willingly participate in flamewars about emacs/vi, php/perl, Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore
Send your resumes here

Technical Lead for Media Ops


Media Systems Engineering (Media Ops) is the engineering and operations team in Media. Team does varied tasks, which includes architecture review, performance analysis, troubleshooting. Each member is will be doing varied tasks from on-call to performance analyst, systems engineering to capacity planning, architect to tool development. A tech lead is expected to drive individual projects which may involve members from within and outside the team.


B.Tech/MCA or equivalent with good experience in UNIX

Required Skills:

  • Good experience in UNIX Systems, performance tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Good understanding of IP Networking and ability to analyze network performance and behavior with standard tools.
  • Understanding of high-volume production systems monitoring and management. Good scripting skills in any of shell, Perl, PHP etc.

Desired skills:

  • Experience in Mysql/Oracle
  • Programming in c/c++

Role and responsibilities:

  • Self motivated in leading projects which requires interaction with various teams
  • Willingness to work on operational projects which requires massive cleaning, overhaul, survey and detail oriented Thoroughly responsible in closing/deploying projects.
  • Take up periodic on-call

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