Journal entries year 2017

From raju

2017-01-05

Came to know about a new word called "transclusion". The idea behind it is to "include" one mediawiki page into another. The edits from the source page "flow through" to the target page automatically. The idea is pretty common, but I did not know that there is a technical word for it.

More details at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Transclusion

2017-01-08

As we age, the body accumulates what are known as "senescent" cells. By killing them using genetic engineering techniques, scientists were able to extend the life of mouse by 25%. They plan to use these findings to develop medicines that could delay aging in humans! Pretty cool stuff!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a19277/scientists-can-now-radically-expand-the-lifespan-of-mice-are-humans-next/

2017-01-11

Hamsini usually gets to watch cartoons on phone during the meals. The other day Santhi noticed that she has been on the phone for a while and asked her to put it away. Without skipping a beat and eyes glued onto the screen she said "అమ్మా! అన్నం పెట్టేయి... ఆకలేస్తంది"!

2017-01-26

Respect! Every time I read something about him, I admire him even more! I hope they include a chapter about him in text books so children would know what it takes to be a true hero!

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/Rahul-Dravid-rejects-honorary-doctorate/article17093523.ece

2017-05-25

git branches are awesome!

2017-06-16

Please do not consume coconut oil. It is not good for health. It is shown to increase LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD. The results are statistically significant in 6 out of 7 trials.

The American Heart Association recently put out a press release on this: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/06/15/CIR.0000000000000510 . Click on the "Download PDF" button and read the "coconut oil" section in page-13.