Monday, March 13, 2017

The history behind the phrase 'America First'

In his inaugural address, newly minted President Donald Trump made it clear that his administration will put "America first."
In fact, he used the phrase twice.
As Los Angeles Times writer Doyle McManus pointed out during the campaign, however, the phrase "America First" has a bit of a loaded history.
"Seventy-five years ago, the America First Committee was an isolationist movement that opposed U.S. entry into World War II," McManus writes.
He adds that its most famous leader, aviator Charles Lindbergh, argued that Nazi Germany was certain to defeat Britain and that U.S. intervention would be useless.
"His followers included more than a few pro-Nazis and anti-Semites," McManus writes.

Source: The Los Angels Times

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

About Flash Video

Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver digital video content (e.g., TV showsmovies, etc.) over the Internet usingAdobe Flash Player version 6 and newer. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same manner as they are within SWF files. The F4V file format is based on the ISO base media file format and is starting with Flash Player 9 update 3.[1][2]Both formats are supported in Adobe Flash Player and developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia. In the early 2000s, Flash Video used to be the de facto standard for web-based streaming video (over RTMP). Notable users of it include HuluVEVOYahoo!, and many other news providers.
Flash Video FLV files usually contain material encoded with codecs following the Sorenson Spark or VP6 video compression formats. The most recent public releases of Flash Player (collaboration between Adobe Systems and MainConcept) also support H.264 video and HE-AAC audio.[3] All of these compression formats are restricted by patents. Flash Video is viewable on most operating systemsvia the Adobe Flash Player and web browser plugin or one of several third-party programs. Apple's iOS devices, along with almost all other mobile devices, do not support the Flash Player plugin and so require other delivery methods such as provided by the Adobe Flash Media Server.[4]
Collected from: Wikipedia.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The history of 404

 Before the beginning of time, when the Internet was still very much under the spell of bare Unix shells and Gopher, before SLIP or PPP became widely used, an ambitious group of young scientists at CERN (Switzerland) started working on what was to become the media revolution of the nineties: the World Wide Web, later to be known as WWW, or simply 'the Web'. Their aim: to create a database infrastructure that offered open access to data in various formats: multi-media. The ultimate goal was clearly to create a protocol that would combine text and pictures and present it as one document, and allow linking to other such documents: hypertext.
Because these bright young minds were reluctant to reveal their progress (and setbacks) to the world, they started developing their protocol in a closed environment: CERN's internal network. Many hours were spend on what later became the world-wide standard for multimedia documents. Using the physical lay-out of CERN's network and buildings as a metaphor for the 'real world' they situated different functions of the protocol in different offices within CERN.
In an office on the fourth floor (room 404), they placed the World Wide Web's central database: any request for a file was routed to that office, where two or three people would manually locate the requested files and transfer them, over the network, to the person who made that request.
When the database started to grow, and the people at CERN realised that they were able to retrieve documents other than their own research-papers, not only the number of requests grew, but also the number of requests that could not be fulfilled, usually because the person who requested a file typed in the wrong name for that file. Soon these faulty requests were answered with a standard message: 'Room 404: file not found'.
Later, when these processes were automated and people could directly query the database, the messageID's for error messages remained linked to the physical location the process took place: '404: file not found'.
The room numbers remained in the error codes in the official release of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) when the Web left CERN to conquer the world, and are still displayed when a browser makes a faulty request to a Web server. In memory of the heroic boys and girls that worked deep into the night for all those months, in those small and hot offices at CERN, Room 404 is preserved as a 'place on the Web'. None of the other rooms are still used for the Web. Room 404 is the only and true monument to the beginning of the Web, a tribute to a place in the past, where the future was shaped.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

পর্ন সাইট বন্ধ করা দরকার
তবে কে কে পর্ন সাইটে ঢোকে তার তালিকা প্রকাশ করার কথা বলাটা অত্যন্ত হাস্যকর । লোম বাঁছতে কম্বল উজাড়ের অবস্থা আর কি ।
আমি যে ব্রডব্যান্ড চালাই সেটা শেয়ার্ড আইপি ।
আবার , আমার ঘরে রাউটার দিয়ে অন্তত ৫ টা ডিভাইসে নেট চলে একই ।
খুবই হাস্যকর কথা বার্তা এটা আসলে ।
বাংলাদেশের সমস্যা হলো এক্সপার্টাইজ ছাড়া মানুষ জনকে মন্ত্রানলয়ে বসিয়ে দেয়া হয় ।
আর মন্ত্রীদের পাশে যারা থাকে বেশির ভাগ হয় চাটুকার টাইপের । মন্ত্রীর কাছে তারা যে তথ্য এনে ধরেন , মন্ত্রীরা সেটার উপর ভিত্তি করে বলে ।
যাই হোক ,
একেকবার একেক সিদ্ধান্ত হয় আর হাঁসির রোল উঠে সবার মাঝে ।

Monday, November 7, 2016

"...আশা ছিল মনে মনে
বাঁধব বাসা তোমায় নিয়ে..."

Thursday, November 3, 2016

"তোমাকে যখন দেখি, তার চেয়ে বেশি দেখি- যখন দেখি না!"
____সুনীল গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quote of Rabindranath

তুমি যাকে ভালবাসো সে যদি মহা অন্যায়ও করে আর তুমি যদি তাকে ক্ষমাই করতে না পারো তবে তাকে ভালবাসো কেন? 
--রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর|