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The Happy New Year Team At Google

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There Is Bollywood And Then There's Sports

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U.S. Navy personnel using a VR parachute trainer (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What Bollywood is in India, sports is in America. Because Hollywood, big as it is, is not in America what Bollywood is in India.

How You Watch Sports Is About to Change Forever With Virtual Reality
We live in an era of unprecedented global interest in live sports. .... The Summer Olympics holds the highest estimated total viewership, with almost 5 billion people tuning in at some point—approximately 70% of the world’s population.
The entire sports market is worth $700 billion per year, or 1% of global GDP....... Sport has a unique, almost unparalleled power to permeate boundaries and bring people together. ..... Yet, the viewing choices for fans are essentially binary: to watch sporting events on TV, or go to a stadium and watch the game live. The former lacks the energy of a live event, while the latter can be expensive and, for most games, is too far away to attend. ..... an exciting new alternative emerging. …

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Microwave

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The Times Of India: 14 uses of microwave no one told you
It becomes very easy to peel garlic if you microwave it for a few seconds as the skin comes off very easily. ...... You can toast nuts and almonds faster in the microwave, rather than doing the conventional way which is time consuming. Spread the nuts on a microwaveable plate, set the heat on high, and let it sit for 1 minute, stir and microwave again. Repeat this process for 4-5 minutes or till done. ....... You can make clarified butter or ghee in microwave in an effortless and fuss free manner. ..... Microwave lemon for 20 seconds and you will be able to extract more juice. ..... It becomes easier to peel fruits like tomatoes, apricots and prunes if you microwave them for 1-2 minutes.

Top Unicorns

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A Touch Of Autism

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Major brain structures implicated in autism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)A Touch Of Asperger's

“There is no black and white dividing line between mild autistic traits and having a label of autism, and geeks and nerds in Silicon Valley” ....... “Mild autism can provide some intellectual advantages and severe autism is a great handicap” ...... “If all the autism traits were removed, we would lose many creative minds in music, art, math and science.” ..... It’s possible that some people with autism may focus intensely on their own thoughts, to the exclusion of listening to others speaking to them, and this might lead autistic people to generate less conventional thoughts and expressions ...... “The finding that people with high levels of autistic traits offer fewer responses to creative questions, but more original ideas does not surprise me” Study says individuals with autism are more creative
312 participants who were found to have “subthreshold autistic traits”, or those who were cate…

Elon Musk, Talulah Riley

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Larry Ellison on stage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have a theory or two about self made billionaires doing exciting work. If the work is exciting, they get interesting. The billions are just tools they need to do what they need to do. Plus, I guess you can buy things with the money.

Elon Musk seems to have had some bad experiences growing up in apartheid era South Africa. Looks apartheid was not just hard on the black people. That can impact you. And I am not sure therapy helps, although it might. But if you are simply focused on your work and are obviously good at it, is that focus a problem? Something that needs to be "cured" through therapy? I think not.

A prior billionaire also all over the map in terms of private life is Larry Ellison. So he is with his first wife. And they barely get by. She has a job. He does barely enough work to be able to help with the bills. And one day he goes ahead and puts a down payment on a boat. For a future billionaire, that is no big dea…