How to Mute a User on Twitter

How to Mute a User on Twitter

So you have been following someone on Twitter for a while now. But you don’t want to see their tweets anymore. Blocking them is too aggressive, you don’t really want to unfollow them.
A good way to stop seeing them on your timeline without them finding about it is to mute them. Here’s how you can do that.

MUTING A USER ON WEB

  • Click on … icon at the bottom of a tweet by the user you want to mute
  • Click  Mute
Alternatively, you can go to the profile page of the user you want to mute, click the gear icon and select Mute.
When you’ve muted a user you will see a confirmation banner. If you want to unmute them you can click on Undo and do so instantly.

MUTING A USER ON ANDROID

  • Tap a tweet by the user you want to mute
  • Tap the overflow button (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner
  • Select Mute
Or you can go to the profile of the user you want to mute, tap the overflow button and select Mute

MUTING A USER ON IOS

  • Tap a tweet by the user you want to mute
  • Tap ••• icon
  • Tap Mute and confirm
To mute them from their profile, tap on the gear icon > Mute and confirm.
Once you’ve muted a user, their Tweets and Retweets will not show on your timeline anymore. Muting will not cause you to unfollow them. They will not know that you have muted them. The muted user can still send you Direct Messages and mentions by them will show on your Notifications tab. You will not receive push or SMS notifications from muted account.

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8 Quick Tips to Extend Battery Life of Your Android Phone

8 Quick Tips to Extend Battery Life of Your Android Phone

A phone is termed “smart” when it can perform lots of stuffs like browsing internet, playing music, streaming videos, etc. That’s why a smartphone is not just a phone. Doing all these sorts of stuffs it is obvious to see its decremented  battery life.
If your phone vendor has promised you 6-7 hours of run-time, you might not even get near to that number because the battery might be draining inside due to some settings or your preferences which might not be necessary for you every time.

QUICK TIPS TO EXTEND BATTERY LIFE OF YOUR ANDROID PHONE

So here are some quick tips which can come handy to help you at-least make your smartphone live for some more hours.
  • Turn off GPS (Settings > Location), switch the menu to off.
  • Turn off Bluetooth (Settings> Bluetooth), switch the menu to off.
  • Turn on Power Saving mode (Settings > Battery). Tap the battery mode option and select Power saving.
  • Turn off WiFi. When you’re not browsing the internet then its wise to turn off the WiFi.
  • Turning off Mobile data.
  • Visit Settings > Battery, and check which app is eating your battery charge the most. If you don’t really need that app, force stop it.
  • Turn off Keyboard Vibrations (Settings > Language & input > Android Keyboard Settings > Preferences), switch off Vibrate on keypress. You might as well turn off Sound on keypress.

DISABLE SYNC FOR APPS

This is one of the main reason behind less battery life. Apps run behind the scene and decrease battery charge.
  • Open up Settings
  • Scroll down and tap Accounts
  • From the options, uncheck the box Auto-sync data
You can also manually select those apps which you do not want to sync.
How to Remotely Disable Active Gmail Sessions

How to Remotely Disable Active Gmail Sessions

Security Advice: Never trust the guy next to your side, he may be peeking your passwords. Prior to that never use your friends gadgets to check your vital information. Go INCOGNITO even in your own device becaus somebody is always watching you!!!
Tips today we are writing about is not a new one, but when it comes to the security aspects of cyber world, nothing is old or less important. Whenever we use somebody’s laptop, tablets or smart phones our advice to you is go incognito, always use private browsing.

REMOTELY DISABLING ACTIVE SESSIONS OF GMAIL

  • Login to your gmail account
  • Scroll down to the bottom, in the bottom right corner, you will see details, Click it.
  • Now a new screen appears , there you can see the details of the active sessions. Your current session is marked with an * sign. Then to disable other active sessions(if any)  there appears a bottom to signout remotely.
That's it! Just few clicks and you are free from vulnerability.

Hack Back: The first ever real time hacking competition in Nepal!!!




This is a promotional content for IT MEET 2017 being held at Kathmandu University.
If you weren’t psyched already about IT MEET, here is something that will absolutely fry your brains off.

IT MEET 2017 presents you with the opportunity to test your hacking skills against systems built by us. Come join us at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel on 21st January and prove yourself a worthy hacker that can disarm and penetrate through any system in front of you.

The event will consist of several missions of variable difficulties with the participants given points for succeeding in each level according to the difficulty level.

You may register yourself as a team or an individual participant here: https://bit.ly/2j1a7nr

The event, Hack Back which is the first of its kind to be ever held in Nepal, is supported by Rigo Technology. An IT Security Company which pride itself in being the leaders for expertise in Financial Services, Audit, Taxation, Management, Software Development and System Security.
You can know more about Rigo Technology here: https://rigotechnology.com/


SOURCE: IT MEET 2017

Branching the Domains of Unified Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is a dominant field of Computer Science where streamlined researchers and enthusiasts are exploring & sharing their contributions in its various domains. Artificial Intelligence binds a dozens of its branches from various subject fields like Philosophy, Mathematics, Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Engineering, Control Theory and cybernetics and Linguistics. All those domains of Artificial Intelligence are incorporated by the classical definitions of Artificial Intelligence. These definitions of Artificial Intelligence falls under four categories which are ‘Thinking Humanly, Thinking Rationally, Acting Humanly and Acting Rationally’. We will discuss about the origin of these four categories below. We will also divide the domains of AI and branch them according to these four categories of definition of Artificial Intelligence, which will be the main objective of this blog.

Understanding Unified Artificial Intelligence

We entitled our blog “Branching the Domains of Unified Artificial Intelligence”. Hence readers’ mind want to know ‘What is this Unified Artificial Intelligence?’ Well the explanation can be that we are not trying to propose any form of intelligence. We are simply trying to illustrate various branches that falls under this dominant field of Computer Science. And we are phrasing Artificial Intelligence in a unified term because of its fascinating influence from several field of studies. As mentioned above AI is inspired from different subject studies, so it is unified. The four categories of definitions for AI, they are influenced as well. These categories are formed based upon the key elements like thought processes and reasoning, behaviors, fidelity, human performance and rationality. These elements are keys for subjects like philosophy, mathematics, psychology, control theory etc.

Before heading towards the definition and categorization of Artificial Intelligence and its Sub Domains, if you are new to this subject field and are still exploring about this interesting subject field of Computer Science, we have mentioned some useful links below the reference section where we share more about our research, findings and collections about Artificial Intelligence.

Turing Test as a basis of Four Categories of Definition

Alan Turing proposed a test “Turing Test” during 1950 which is till the date a satisfactory operational definition of intelligence. The test phrases “A computer passes the test if a human interrogator, after posing some written questions, cannot tell whether the written responses come from a person of from a computer.” This test therefore became an inspiration for the proposition of four categories of definition. Programming a computer to pass a rigorous test would require it to think humanly, act humanly, think rationally and act rationally. 

Four Categories of Definition of Artificial Intelligence 

Thinking Humanly
Declaring that a machine thinks like a human, we should have some sets of tests or methods to determine that it is actually thinking humanly. Also we need to know how a human actually thinks while performs any action. This is done by three approaches and while performing these aspects some domains of artificial intelligence pops up to perform those operations and they are: through Introspection: trying to catch our own thoughts as they go by, through psychological experiments: observing a person in action, through brain imaging: observing the brain in action. These tasks cannot be performed by a machine so easily. In order to perform such actions different domains are established in the field of AI and they are:
  • Cognitive Science:- a fascinating field in itself, worthy of several textbooks and at least one encyclopedia (Wilson and Keil, 1999).

Acting Humanly
If a machine could pass the Turing Test then the observer would fail to determine whether the assigned test was performed by a machine or a human being. Machine should possess following domain knowledge in order to do so:
  • Natural language processing:- to be able to communicate with real world.
  • Knowledge representation:- to store the information seen, heard or written and prepare them for proper utilization.· Automated reasoning – to use the represented knowledge for answering questing on a real time basis.
  • Machine learning:- being able to incorporate the real environment and the changes for performing its best.
  • Computer vision:- to perceive objects
  • Robotics:- to manipulate objects and move about.

Thinking Rationally
Thinking rationally discusses about the approaches that a human apply for reasoning, providing logic during a problem solving. Rationality in a sense that provided a machine to solve a complex problem it should not only follow the steps according to the category of a question but should be able to find out the rational ways to choose solutions nearer with least loops and costs. This category of definition is widely adapted from the foundations like psychology and philosophy which entirely focuses on proper reasoning, analyzing the process of mind during thought creation and rational thinking.

Acting Rationally
This category of definition of Artificial Intelligence deals with controlling and performing the rational thinking created by a machine or by a rational agent. Therefore this category of definition is also entirely dependent upon foundations like psychology and philosophy.

Hence, after dividing the definitions of Artificial Intelligence into four categories we came to know that the first two categories Thinking Humanly and Acting Humanly is solely derived from the foundations of Mathematics, Economics and Computer Engineering. While the last two definitions are derived from the foundations of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, control theory and linguistics.

References
[1] “Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach, Third Edition, Stuart Russel, Peter Norvig, 2010, Pearson Education Inc., ISBN: 9780136042594
NOTE: This single reference is more than enough for referencing because the book alone is prepared by referencing more than 2000 Research papers..

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Second Sight Provides Treatment for Blindness

Second Sight Provides Treatment for Blindness


Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Retinal Pigmentosa is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe visual impairment due to the progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptor cells in the retina[1] Wikipedia ko]. In common language it is an eye disease which effects any age group from child to adult. 

Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System

As a cure of this disease Second Sight presents Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System[2]. Argus II is also known as bionic eye which is intended to provide electrical simulation of the retina to induce visual perception in blind individuals.

How does Argus work?

Inside the human eye an antenna is set which receives the signals processed and transmitted wirelessly by Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. This system consists of a miniature camera housed in the patient's glasses which captures a scene. Video is than sent to a small computer which is also worn by the patient known as VPU(Video Processing Unit). VPU processes and transforms the image into instruction which are sent back to the glasses via a cable.
The treatment will start in 2017 in two hospitals Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. The patients will then have to do the follow up for a year which will decide it the implant was a success.[3]

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Can Computer suppress Human Intelligence?


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Computers today have achieved attention of the global audience to an extent never before seen on this earth. We humans have amazing capabilities that computers can't dream of, for example we are extremely brilliant to identify what we DON'T know. If you ask someone if s/he knows what is the meaning of 'Mameluke', s/he will answer immediately 'no' if s/he doesn't know it. Just that easy for us. But ask the biggest database in the world for any kind of information, and it will need time to search the full database just to identify if it has the information or not.And with this attention comes the power to influence people's thinking which has indeed given a raise to an open question: Are computers smarter than a human brain? Are they more intelligent? 
Computers will never be as smart as humans because they can only do what a programmer “teaches” them to do, and the programmer cannot teach them more than a subset of what he himself knows as "an intelligent creation has to have an intelligent creator" but Why is the idea wrong? Because it assumes that an intelligent creation has to have an intelligent creator.an,an intelligent creation has to have an intelligent creator
On our first thought, we might think that computer are superior to human brain. Computer can perform complex task very quickly, it has a huge storage and does not forget information as easily as human brain. Computer is not tired performing complex string of tasks while we human need to take a coffee break every couple of hour to keep our mind functioning properly.
However, these task are virtue of faster processing speed and diligence rather than intelligence. Computer are not able to adapt and learn new things like human brain. Our brain is capable of analyzing new and unfamiliar system in a way computer cannot. It can also recognize complex patterns while in computer it is limited to only superficial level. Also, computers today are not capable of learning from past experience as us human and rely mainly on the information it gets during the operation and that limitation of computer make it inferior to human brain.
Even though, the task of creating an intelligent computer have eluded computer scientists and engineers for decades they have not given up. Moreover, they have been succeeded in it more than ever before. We have systems that can understand narrow subsets of human language, solve problems in well-defined areas of knowledge, navigate restricted real world spaces without human assistance, and perform other limited tasks. Also, Scientist in IBM developed a super computer Deep Blue that defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. This feat is considered to be most significant breakthrough in task of creating truly intelligent machine.
As much as we have talked about intelligent computers there must be a method for distinguishing a whether a machine is intelligent or not. There are several method for testing this and the most influential but also highly criticized is called the Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950. It requires a judge to engage in natural conversation with a human being and a machine which is designed to generate performance indistinguishable from that of human being. If the judge cannot reliably tell the machine from the human, the machine is said to have passed the test. A program named ELIZA, developed by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966, is claimed by some programmer to have passed the Turing Test but this view is highly contentious. Till today scientists and engineers are developing program that can successfully pass the Turing test with any contention.
Development of intelligent system has come a long way, near intelligent system which can perform various task without human interference has been developed and such system is being called Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). An autonomous vehicle developed by DARPA (Defense and Research Project Agency) of US and Carnegie Mellon University drove almost 2850 miles from Washington DC to San Diego without human help. PEGASUS, a spoken language interface connected to American Airlines is used to obtain flight information and make flight reservation over the phone. Major Smart-phone companies are equipping their device with personal assistant which can perform near human conversation and learns and displays information according to how user use their device.
A number of artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiasts have been predicting that machines will eventually surpass human intelligence in the foreseeable future. In some cases, when tasks are easily broken down into sequential, smaller arithmetical components, computers outperform the human brain, reflecting the lack of adaptation of the later to such problems. Despite this, the current overall consensus in the field is that computers still need to evolve significantly to match the efficiency and complexity of the brain. Unlike computer power, which is very well defined, we are still far from understanding how to express the processing power of the human brain.
At the fundamental level, the intelligence of machines, as well as the cognition of the brain is a based on the storage of information and electrical currents conducted through highly specialized and sophisticated architecture of wires. In machines, these signals flow at the speed of light while in the brain, the velocity of impulse conduction in the axons is between 0.2-120 m/s. Supercomputers have approached roughly the estimated computing power of the brain, several petaflops, but at an enormous cost: about 10 million watts of power consumption versus 20 watts in the brain.
However, with development of intelligent machine human being will have to prepare for new changes socially and mentally as well. Humans are used to seeing themselves as the only intelligent beings in the world. If we are going to deal with truly intelligent computers, we will have to adjust very deep beliefs about our uniqueness and superiority. For intelligent computers will not only possess human-level capabilities, they may be functionally immortal and ultimately possess powers beyond our ken. Initially, they may be dependent upon us, but, if we do not deliberately impede their progress, they could become autonomous in relatively short order. Under these circumstances, it is unclear whether they would integrate into our society or form a parallel civilization. As mechanical beings, intelligent computers could potentially modify themselves much more rapidly than humans and evolve at a faster pace.
For as long as computers have been around, they've been doing things better than humans. But we cannot deny the fact that when logic is concerned, we humans rule. So for today, in the question of which is more intelligent, Human brain takes away the title. Computers are only as smart as their users and programmers are.

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NTC INTRODUCES 4G LTE NETWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEPAL

NTC INTRODUCES 4G LTE NETWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEPAL

Source: ntc.net.np

To bridge the gap between cutting edge technology, Nepal Telecom introduces 4G/LTE Network service to its GSM mobile subscribers for the first time in Nepal at an affordable cost.[1]

Nepal Telecommunication

Telecommunication services in Nepal dates back to 1970 B.S. While Nepal Telecommunication was formally established in 2028 B.S as fully owned Government Corporation after the enactment of Communication Corporation Act 2028. Vision of Nepal Telecom is to remain a dominant player in telecommunication sector in the Country while also extending reliable and cost effective services to all. Goal of Nepal Telecom is to provide cost effective telecommunication services to every nook and corner of country.[2]

4G/LTE Network Coverage

Nepal Telecom mentions on its official website that "the network will initially cover most parts of Kathmandu and Pokhara". Hence we can call this launch as an experimental one. Further it mentions that "soon the coverage will be expanded throughout the country. Where 4G network is not available, you can still enjoy the data browsing using NT 3G and 2G networks."
4G is the fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G. 4G technology includes applications like mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming service, high definition mobile TV, video conferencing and 3D Television.[3]

Bandwidth of 4G/LTE
Nepal Telecom plans to provide a bandwidth of 20Mbps. The bandwidth of 4G Network is 5-15Mbps while it can reach to its optimum of 40Mbps.

How to take advantage of 4G?
To use 4G/LTE service, your mobile device needs to support 4G/LTE and in case you have older version of SIM card, you will need to replace it with newer 4G enabled SIM(Universal SIM i.e. U-SIM). Subscription to 4G/LTE service and configuring it in your handset is easy – in case of any confusion feel free to contact our customer care center. There is no service activation fee for 4G/LTE. And usages charges are the same as before – it’s not more expensive.[1]

Nepal Telecom encourages its customers to get optimum benefit of this new feature provided for the first time ever in Nepal. While Nepal Telecom Launched its new feature 4G/LTE, Ncell (An Axiata Company) another competitive private Telecommunication Company of Nepal is experimenting 4G Network in Kathmandu. NCell has applied for the 4G License with NTA. An article was published by The Himalayan Times entitled "NTA to soon approve 4G service for NT, Ncell". While Nepal Telecom did launch it today, NCell is still exercising to get it done and launch among its subscribers.

References:
[1] Nepal Telecom : 4G/LE
[2] Nepal Telecom : Organization Brief
[3] Wikipedia : 4G

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Archive: Linus Torvalds First Linux Announcement

Archive: Linus Torvalds First Linux Announcement

Linus Benedict Torvalds announced his first open operating system project bak in August 1991. His open letter was sent to all the minix users via an email thread of comp.os.minix. It is a group used for discussion of Tanenbaum's MINIX system. The title of email thread was "What would you like to see most in minix?". There Linus Torvalds announced his project. His announcement was like this:
Path:gmdzi!unido!fauern!ira.uka.de!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!zaphod.mps.ohio-state.edu!wupost!uunet!mcsun! news.funet.fi!hydra!klaava!torvalds From: torv...@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)Newsgroups: comp.os.minix Subject: What would you like to see most in minix? Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMTSummary: small poll for my new operating system Keywords: 386, preferences Message-ID: <1991aug25 .205708.9541="" klaava.helsinki.fi=""> Organization: University of Helsinki Lines: 20 
Hello everybody out there using minix - 
I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).
I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and
I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-) 
Linus (torv...@kruuna.helsinki.fi) 
PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(. 
NOTE: The email group was hosted by google. The discussion was a part of GOOGLE GROUPS. But I was suspicious about the dates. This email thread dated 25 August, 1991[1] while Google Group was initially released on February 12,2001.[2] On wikipedia it describes Google groups takes other rising online groups. This must be the reason it has archived conversation that occurred a decade ago. But there still exists the group comp.os.minix which is hosted by compgroups[3].


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THE EVOLUTION OF 5G

G. Marconi, an Italian inventor, unlocks the path of recent day wireless communications by communicating the letter ‘S’ along a distance of 3 Km in the form of three dot Morse code with the help of electromagnetic waves. After this inception, wireless communications have become an important part of present day society. Since satellite communication, television and radio transmission has advanced to pervasive mobile telephone, wireless communications has transformed the style in which society runs. The evolution of wireless begins here and is shown in Fig. 1. It shows the evolving generations of wireless technologies in terms of data rate, mobility, coverage and spectral efficiency. As the wireless technologies are growing, the data rate, mobility, coverage and spectral efficiency increases. It also shows that the 1G and 2G technologies use circuit switching while 2.5G and 3G uses both circuit and packet switching and the next generations from 3.5G to now i.e. 5G are using packet switching. Along with these factors, it also differentiate between licensed spectrum and unlicensed spectrum. All the evolving generations use the licensed spectrum while the WiFi, Bluetooth and WiMAX are using the unlicensed spectrum. An overview about the evolving wireless technologies is below:



From Generation 1G to 2G and from 3G to 4G, this world of telecommunication has seen a number of improvements along with improved performance with every single passing day. This fast revolution in mobile computing changes our day to day life that is way we work, use, interact, learn, implement etc. Until now we have achieved 4G technology and yes the smartphones manufactured now a days are a featured example of this generation. The underdeveloped countries such as Nepal itself had not been able to use of this generation unlike other countries where the research and innovation towards the next generation has already been on its way. All we can say is that 4G is a significant achievement for the further development of the 5G technology.

Now, let’s dig up what 5G is all about. The 5G aims to achieve the vision of essentially unlimited access to information and sharing of data anywhere and anytime for anyone and anything by providing affordable broadband wireless connectivity at very high speed (higher than 1 Gbps, 4G offers the wireless internet connectivity of about 1Gbps). The in use EDGE technology in 3G devices and now, Wi-fi using LTE in 4G will ultimately be developed into WWWW( World Wide Wireless Web ) to provide global sharing in a large scale through a common connected network from different devices also called ubiquitous (global) computing which means the user can simultaneously be connected to several wireless access technologies (2G, 3G, 4G or 5G mobile networks, Wi-Fi, PAN ) and seamlessly move between them and result in multiple concurrent data transfer. It’s not just about super-fast internet connection and capacity, it’s about not compromising the needs of thousands of people. Suppose if you are in a Stadium along with other 30,000 people who are accessing mobile data to upload a photo in a social media then by 4G it’s a great deal but 5G uses innovative technology that can allocate each users with their own antennas. So, that makes 5G almost 10 times faster than 4G.



Additionally, it focuses on (Voice over IP) VOIP enabled devices that user will experience a high level of call volume and data transmission. It will give you the concept of intelligent Internet phone where the mobile can prefer the finest connections. It will support IPv6 where a visiting care-of mobile IP address is assigned according to location and the connected network. 5G will also provide wireless connectivity for a wide range of new applications and use cases, including wearable devices, smart homes, traffic safety/control, and critical infrastructure and industry applications, as well as for very-high-speed media delivery, documentation, supporting electronic transactions (e-Payments, e-transactions), and multimedia newspapers, also to watch T.V programs with the clarity as to that of an HD T.V. It is expected that the initial Internet philosophy of keeping the network as simple as possible, and giving more functionalities to the end nodes also using 5G with cloud computing and nanotechnology in real wireless world with no more limitation to access and zone issues.



Evolution beyond mobile internet from analog through to LTE (Long Term Evolution), each generation of mobile technology has been motivated by the need to meet a requirement identified between that technology and its predecessor, the next generation must be about the advancements in all existing mobile technology so smart that it can ultimately result in artificial intelligence. By 2020, 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra HD 2K content and remote medical service will be common on a smartphone resulting in need of 5G networks.


Refrences:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G
A Survey of 5G Network Architecture and Emerging Technologies

KU IT MEET 2017, ONE HUGE TECH FESTIVAL OF NEPAL

Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) is a non-profit, independent Club formed by students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the year 1997 with registration number in Student Welfare 001/1997. Celebrating its eighteen years of success in the field of Information and Communication Technology, KUCC organizes many ICT related workshops and events. IT MEET is an event organized by KUCC every year to showcase the emerging innovative technology.

KUCC has more than 1000+ members from Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Every student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are general members of KUCC. Apart, from these members, KUCC is supervised by the experienced Professors in any event conducted by the club. This club collaborates to conducts various project and workshop in and outside Kathmandu University. It has executed various small to large scale programs to raise awareness of ICT in different levels.

“IT MEET 2017” is an ICT event organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) and Department of Computer Science and Engineering to encourage interaction between students from various institutions of Nepal and youths from various walks of life. The event is a platform that gives momentum to the ICT Campaign. KUCC envisions to empower youths to promote their technical talent that will ultimately produce a technically reinforced society. KUCC advocates that the existing problems be solved using an innovative approach by bringing IT students and professionals together in a podium and share the solution to the general public.

KUCC has been organizing the IT MEET every year, commencing from 2006. The IT MEET of 2010 was conducted at IT Park, Banepa and that of 2011 conducted at Kathmandu University premises and it had been a trend until 2016, which was conducted at IT Park again. IT Meet 2017 assures a similar event, where we tirelessly probe the enhancement of IT throughout the nation and assist the overall development.
Development, however, is a vague notion. It is the consequence of various individual developments. Without collaboration and cooperation, the development process becomes fragmented, resulting uneven distribution and grotesque arrangement. Thus, at IT MEET 2017, we hope to work together with several institutions beside the IT institutions. Institutions such as School of Science, School of Law, School of Arts, School of Management and many more might have diverse areas of interest as well.

We have anticipated together about 20,000 people. Among them, most of which will be students and general public from colleges in and around Kathmandu Valley, Youth working in social sectors, Media personnel, ICT enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs, local audience from Kavrepalanchowk and others. The event, however, is open for people from any field. The event is planned as a series of three days’ festival dated January 20, January 21 and January 22 at the premises of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, during the office hours. Several programs will be held that embodies the principle of prosperity of IT through collaborative effort and entrepreneurship involvement. The following are the list of programs that will be conducted during the event:
  • Software Competition 
  • Hardware Competition 
  • Project Demonstration 
  • Hackathon 
  • Coding Competition 
  • Theme Based Seminars 
  • Developers Meet (VR, PHP, Android, Python, WordPress, FOSS) 
  • IT Quiz 
  • Daily Workshops 
  • Treasure Hunt 
  • Googling 
  • Designing Challenge 
  • Gaming Competition 
  • Movie Screening 
  • University Tour 
  • FOSS Communities 
  • LTSP e-library 
  • Arduino Training 
  • Musical program 
  • Acoustic Night 
  • Robotics Event 
  • Photography Contest 
  • Idea Pitching 
  • Django Girls Training 
  • AR VR Workshop 
  • Paintball 
  • Localization 
  • Flash Mobs 
  • Pen Testing Competition 
  • AVR Training 
  • Blood Donation 
  • MIC Nepal Demo 
  • All Nepal Inter College Project Competition
Most of the times, the projects done by the students and IT enthusiasts/experts go unnoticed by mass of people. KU IT Meet 2017 addresses this problem and provides an ample platform for the students and IT experts to share the projects they have had done. While most of the participants will be student groups who are involved in their in-college projects, we expect the IT enthusiasts and experts who do late night hacks to participate in the event. The winners will be chosen based on the feedback from a panel of judges consisting of IT experts from both academic and industrial fields. Likewise, the feedback provided by the audiences will also be considered. The top two projects will be awarded with cash in both categories (software and hardware).

Project Demonstration
IT Meet 2017 will be a platform for all the students, academics, individuals or organization to display their ICT projects or showcase how they make use of technology and how the technology has helped them in their projects.

Hackathon
This is the event where Programmers dedicate a night to develop something small yet impressive within 40 hours. The participants will be kept in a computer lab with internet connection for one night. They will be provided a theme and they have to present (pitch) their project proposal based on the idea and finish the project within a night. The participants will also be provided with the facility of meal. The panel of judge will decide the winner based on the creativity, innovation, completeness, and other critical factors.

Coding Competition
In this competition, a programming problem will be given to the participant and they have to solve the problem in limited time using any programming language of their choice. The chosen problem will be based upon interesting scenarios. The person who solves the problem first with desired result will be awarded with an attractive gift hamper.

Theme based Seminars
“Ideate | Startup | Innovate” being the theme of IT Meet 2017, we will invite different speakers to talk about technologies, entrepreneurs to share about their stories motivate aspiring entrepreneurs and expertise from different field to talk about opportunities for ICT in the respective fields. We will also incorporate topics such as : 
  • National Branding Issue: ICT Branding 
  • Industry-Academia Gap 
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Organizational Culture 
  • Advanced Computing Resources 
  • Developers Meet
IT experts gather lots of experience while working on ICT based businesses. This event focuses students as well as professionals working in various programming environments (PHP, Android, Python et al). In this seminar, professionals from different backgrounds share their ideas, by giving presentations and participating in discussions. This will give an opportunity for the tech-communities to come together with academics, non-technical audiences and industries.

Daily Workshop
Workshops are required to enhance the skills of all the enthusiasts helping them to earn the experience from those training sessions. In the daily workshop of this program, there will be expertise from different organizations related to IT field who will conduct technological based workshop for 3 days.

IT quiz competition
An inter-college (+2 / High school) quiz competition will be organized in IT Meet 2017. The two teams will be awarded impressive gift hampers and a running shield. This event is to encourage and motivate students from early age towards ICT.

Designing Competition
This program is fully a creativity based program where a designing competition is held between students under a theme. Participants can show their creativity using any designing platform. The best designs will be chosen and awarded with attractive gift hamper.

Cyber Gaming Competition
“Unite all Gamers” as a true gamer would say, IT Meet 2017 will be hub to bring together all gamers for an open competition, promoting the cyber gaming culture. Cash prizes will be provided to the winners.

Googling
In this event, a group of four participants will be given a problem and the competitors will have to find the solution using search engine. The person who finds the highest number of solutions in shortest time will be awarded with attractive gift hampers.

Movie Screening
To engage the visitors in an entertaining way, we have proposed several movie and documentary screenings to be scheduled at various times throughout the main event.

University Tour
Kathmandu University is one of the best academic institutions in Nepal. We want to utilize this opportunity to give the visitor organized tour of the University campus.

Career Counseling
Students and faculty members from different departments of Kathmandu University will provide free career counseling by explaining to the visitors about career choices, university course for the career, pros and cons of the career choice and scope of the career choice.

Robotics Event
This event is done in collaboration with Kathmandu University Robotics Club. We encourage community enthusiasts to participate in demonstration of various robotics project within and outside KU.

Arduino Training
This training is mainly focused for KU students, +2 students and other engineering students. Arduino is an easy yet powerful single board computer that has gained considerable attraction in the hobby as well as professional market. The main advantage of Arduino is that it uses simple programing language which is derived from C and is user friendly.

IT Exchange Program via AIESEC
AIESEC is a non-profit student run organization which focuses on leadership development of students through exchange i.e. by providing internships in countries all over the world. Students come for volunteering projects (6-8 weeks) or internship program (3-6 month). In this IT meet we would like to showcase the possible IT projects the students could get engaged in (outside Nepal as a volunteering projects and internships) which would help the students get practical skills in the relevant subjects. This in turn would benefit both the students as well as the institutions related.

FOSS Communities
This event covers different programs of FOSS Nepal and Kathmandu University Open Source Communities (KUOSC). It includes information on Free and Open source software. Various communities working on this sectors like OLE Nepal, Mozilla Nepal, OSM Nepal, HeNN (Help Nepal Network) will share their work on this sector.

LTSP e-library
Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is the program funded by Help Nepal Network and technically supported by Department of Computer Science and Technology (DoCSE), Kathmandu University. There are more than 30+ LTSP e-library sites deployed until now which is helping the rural village to reduce digital gap. IT Meet 2016 will show how our LTSP functions and its contents to general public.

Idea Pitching
Supported by Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center(KUBIC), teams from various academic backgrounds construct ideas on a given theme and present their idea to a panel of judges. The judges will select and award the best pitching under several criteria such as creativity, market feasibility, resources use, etc.

Selfie Contest
In order to flourish and promote IT Meet 2017, selfie contest and photography contests are being held. Selfie contest is basically held through social networking sites where the participants are required to hash tag #ITMeet2017.

Photography Contest
Participants submit their photos related to Technology theme which are printed and put on display. Visitors will vote on the best photo and a prize will be given to the photographer. This event will highlight the status of Information Technology in Nepal in a truly artistic manner.

Django Girls Training
Django Girls Nepal will send their best trainers to a group of dedicated participants who will receive training on Django framework from scratch. The training is open to anyone interested in programming using Django.

Blood Donation
For the first time KU Pharmacy Club is collaborating with IT MEET organizing committee to conduct blood donation program for the visitors of IT MEET.

Musical Program
Musical Program is conducted by KU Society of Music, Arts and Culture for the visitors of Kathmandu University. Professional music artists will be performing on stage.

Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt is an event conducted in collaboration with KU Geomatics Engineering Society. A stall will be provided on-venue for students who are interested in Treasure Hunt. Participants will be given certain hints, based upon which they are supposed to search a series of other hints so as to reach to a destination. Winners will be provided with attractive gift hampers.

Flash Mobs
It is a marketing technique, useful for attracting participants for the program. Group of individuals, perform an impromptu performance and describe about IT MEET towards the end of the performance.

Localization
A dedicated team of about 20 to 30 people gather and localize the open source software for usage in UNIX systems for Nepal. Some examples of such software include Wikipedia, VLC Media Player, Ubuntu Operating System, etc.

Pen Testing Competition
The first of its kind in Nepal, pen testing competition (with the technical expertise of Rigo Tech) is a tournament based competition in which cyber security enthusiasts gather and are expected to break into (hack into) a system or a virtual lab. Winners shall be provided with attractive gift hampers.

Acoustic Night
Acoustic Night is one proud tradition set by KUCC and KUSMAC (Kathmandu University Society of Music, Arts and Culture). Athe the evening of cloging ceremony, students of Kathmandu University perform acoustic music. This tradition of collaboration was set on 4th IT MEET(KU ITMEET 2014).

And many more..!!

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Red Line In Youtube Videos


What is this red line in Youtube videos?

Channel: Traveling Nepal
Have you ever noticed this red line at bottom of your video thumbnail?. It's been about a month that I'm noticing this red strip below the video thumbnails of my youtube channel . And this is noticeable because there is this thin red line in only few videos. So I searched for what was the issue. There was a huge discussion going on in Google Product Forum. But different people had different ideas and nobody were having a common opinion.

Why Red Line?

If you have noticed, after this red line, something has vanished from the video thumbnails. Do you know what is that? Earlier there used to be a already watched notation. And now this is replaced by the red line. So why is this red line? Youtube videos has this red line because those are the videos which you have already watched with same Youtube user account some time before.

In the picture below you see only some fraction of red line in video Zariya. This is because you watched this video to that timestamp and discontinued afterwards.


How to remove this Red Line?

If you donot want to use this feature from youtube you can always opt out from it. In order to do so we have to remove a cookie from youtube. The cookie name is VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. 
  1. Go to your browser's Settings Menu
  2. In privacy section find cookies.
  3. Search for the site 'youtube.com'
  4. Scroll the cookies and fine the cookie with name VISITON_INFO1_LIVE
  5. Rremove Selected and close.
  6. Restart the browser and you are done.
Note: I Tried this in latest version of Firefox browser 51.0