TWIL - Week #44
This Week I Learned:
- Cookieless auth will never be secure.
- Out of nearly 2,000 PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets (and functions) on Windows 8, over 25 percent of them use the verb Get.
- The Battery API within Mozilla’s WebAPI can inform about the status of the battery.
- MSDN Channel 9 has started providing Web VTT format captions for its videos. One nice side effect of this feature is that you video content will now be searchable and you can read a transcript when you are on a low bandwidth Internet connection instead of watching the video. Currently, Google isn't indexing those files yet but Bing does and you can get at the content using Bing's advanced operators.
- Sam Dutton has built a nice tool to read transcripts of videos related to Chrome Development Tools.
- Google was orginally named Backrub
- An ant can lift up to 50 times its own body weight.
- The human brain represents only 2% of the body weight but consumes up to twenty percent of the energy used by the human body.
- Between 2000 and 2012, jobs in India have increased at an abysmal rate of just 2.2% per year.
- Gandhi wanted the central government to have very limited powers...But Ambedkar declared that villages were cesspools of cruelty, caste prejudice and communalism. World Bank research confirms that, the world over, central governments tend to be far more egalitarian and secular in outlook than villages. Source: Swaminomics, Times of India
- The Indian government has concrete proof to say that Pakistan has successfully replicated Rs100, Rs500 and Rs1,000 denomination currency notes of the pre-2005 era, which were low on security features. Source: Economic Times