Happy 65th Independence Day of Pakistan!

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English: Celebration on midnight (Pakistan independence) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is the 65th Independence day celebration of Pakistan. Wishing whole nation the greetings of the day.  Read the rest of this entry »


23rd March, The resolution day of Pakistan Ohh I did forget…

Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, where the Pakistan R...

Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, where the Pakistan Resolution was passed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

23rd of March  is the remarkable day in the history of Sub-continent (South Asia). Read the rest of this entry »


Mother of all matches or festival?

The cricket match between India and Pakistan had always been consider more a festival than a match. People of both country love cricket. There’s always a severe contest between the two teams. And cricket fans of any country love the match between India and Pakistan. One reason for this is that both the countries had faced three wars between them in 1947, 1965 and 1971. This enhances the enthusiasm as well. That’s why this match is called “mother of all matches”

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Bunnies and Horses and Goats…oh my!

Originally posted on Katie Bernard Photography:

I am absolutely loving Laughing Place’s farm animals. They just had a litter of new born bunnies, who were born no bigger than a quarter. The baby goat in the picture is Lydia, and she is so sweet. The mini ponies are Patrick and Buttercup- they are pros at birthday parties and pony rides..if you can catch them. The Alpacas are Xavier and Snowball. I cant get over their teeth, they are so hilarious. Riding at this farm is a bad influence on me..only because now I will have tons and tons of goats sheep alpacas pigs bunnies and horses when I get older.

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Kids they are

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Real Flowers or Dow work?

Real flowers

Or Dow work?

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Springs Spring in Spring

March has been started with it’s zeal and zest. I can feel the change in weather. I can feel the spring season has erupted. I can feel it in many different ways.

Brassica flower

I can feel the Spring in the fragrance of Brassica plant paling everything with its color and aroma. 

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We want Peace not Pieces

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Peace (Depeche Mode song)

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Everlasting Ordinary Photographs

What is Photography?

Photography means to see the things from different angles and to take the picture of their best dimension. A good photograph is the one which depicts multiple stories by itself. Similarly the best photographer is the one who can create many stories out of a single picture.

About Photography

Photography is always thought to be the a fun to collect some pictures of nature. The pictures in this world may number millions of millions, perhaps more than the stars on the sky. But pictures can be categorized in many categories. Read the rest of this entry »


Infinite Scrolling Wins, Users Die

Hey Matt says about infinite scrolling here

Howdy guys, thanks for the feedback.

The initial usage stats from infinite scroll look really good — people are reading more posts which means they’re spending more time on your site. As you might guess, people are way more likely to just scroll down than they were to click the “next page” button — it’s faster and better. It’s the future of all web pages with more than one page of content.

We’re still working out some bugs, and as some of you noted your footer widgets are temporarily inaccessible, and figuring out the best way to deal with that and other edge cases.
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Arfa, The Youngest Microsoft Professional has Passed.

Introduction

Arifa Karim was declared the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional of the world in 2004, when she was just 9 years old. Arfa was born in 1995 in Faisalabad Punjab Pakistan.

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Arfa karim at microsoft headquarter

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Sitara, A World Record holder Pakistani Girl

Sitara’s Achievement

Sitara Brooj Akbar, at the age of 10, passed six O’level subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. She is the youngest candidate of the International English Language Testing System  (IELTS).  She Secure 7 bands out of 9 (maximum requirement of largest universities of the World) in testing system. She is the youngest student to do that. She is the youngest top position holder in O level.

About Her

Sitara is an Ahmadi Muslim girl living in Rabwah (Punjab). She is a fan of Dr. Abdus Salam (The only Nobel Prize Laurate of Pakistan).  She is a fond of Chemistry and aims to become a researcher in the field of Biochemistry (May her dream comes to true). She is working as a teacher in a local academy which is quite interesting.

Sitara Receiving her distinction

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Some beautiful places of Pakistan


Faisal Mosque; One Of The Largest Mosques Of The World

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque

The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan and is located in the national capital city of Islamabad.
Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan. It is the largest mosque in South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world.
The Faisal Mosque is named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who supported and financed the projectThe Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken in size by the completion of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Subsequent expansions of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia during the 1990s relegated Faisal Mosque to fourth place in terms of size.

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K2 mountain the second highest mountain of the world.
Beautiful swat valley
Nanga parbat the second highest mountain of Pakistan.
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Mount Nanga Parbat the second highest mountain in Pakistan

Mount-Nanga-Parbat

Mount Nanga Parbat the second highest mountain in Pakistan

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain on Earth, the second highest mountain in Pakistan.Nanga Parbat means Naked Mountain.Its height is 8126 m (26660 ft). It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until it was climbed in 1953. A lot of mountaineers have perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895. Even in recent years it has claimed a heavy toll of human lives of mountaineers, in search of adventure and thrill. Its victims, have included those in pursuit of new and absolutely un-climbed routes leading to its summit.

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Nanga parbat the second highest mountain of Pakistan.
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K2 The Second Highest Mountain Of The World

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K2 the second highest mountain of the world situated in Pakistan.

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. Read the rest of this entry »


Badshahi mosque

pakistan cultural beauty

badshahi mosque lahore

The Badshahi Mosque or the ‘King’s Mosque’ in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.
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Misuse of Facebook Interest Lists

Restricted lists

In 2011 a new feature has been introduced on Facebook, the Restricted lists. That was somehow a good feature in different ways. People are notified of every single post/activity from their loved ones. One can add its family, special(close) friends, acquaintances etc into a separate restricted list.
In this way one can make sure that one doesn’t miss any post from his loved ones. Restricted lists are only visible to the creator. Restricted lists feature was almost a failure and it was unable to draw attention of users.

Interest Lists

Later the restricted lists were modified into and added as a new feature, interests lists. Interests lists are visible to the public too and unlike restricted lists, non friends (following) and even pages can be added into the interest lists. A follow interest list button was added which was the most important option in drawing huge attention of users.

What are interest lists for?

According to an FAQ document

Interest lists are an optional way to organize the content you’re interested in on Facebook…For example, you could create a Top Indie Bands list that features bands’ Pages and public updates from band members.

It means an interest list should be a list of specific kinda content say “classic eastern music” and different pages of classic music and singers’ profiles should be featured in that list so that to get updates of similar interest and people having same interest follow that interest list to get updates.

Misuse of Interest Lists

Having a quick look on interest lists, it becomes quite apparent that these lists are misused on large scale.

Firstly on these lists, same or at least similar content was never been featured as it supposed to be. For example if a list name is Chelsea fans, it had featured Lio Messi in it.

Second and the most idiotic and absurd misuse of the lists was:
Getting Followers, should be termed as “Fake Followers”.

People creating the list with the title “Follow it to get thousands of followers” and featuring themselves into the list. Anyone who follows the interest list in temptation of getting followers, considered as a “follower via list” of the creator and other people featured in it.

A screenshot showing number of Fake interest lists.

A screenshot showing number of Fake interest lists.

Before investigating it further let me clarify it, Following a list doesn’t give you any follower

These are only the featured ones in the list who get followers.

Firstly these lists weren’t supposed to feature oneself to get followers. Secondly the titles of those lists are just scam like and untrue. That’s why they are just illegal and unlawful and is a misuse of a feature.

How do people get Followers via lists?

People exchange their lists, i-e adding/featuring one another in their lists and getting followers. (When a new person in featured on a list, all of the list followers are considered as his followers via list). In this way people start getting followers from the lists which are updated every 24 hours and reach as many as tens of thousands followers even a million in some cases. Many groups and pages have been created to promote hundreds of thousands of those lists.

List followers, why fake?

List followers are directly added to one’s timeline as real followers as “followed by 45k” for instance, which creates misconception. Yet list followers never see the activity of the following user in their “News feed” nor they ever been notified of the activity. The only way for the lists followers to reach the user is by click to see what’s new in the list where the activity of featured user is posted. But who would bother to click to see another bunches of posts when they have already plenty of them in news feed? So the posts of the user with even a huge number of followers from lists usually go unnoticed.
How awkward would it be if someone has 100k followers and his posts get as few as 10 or even fewer likes/comments.

So the Followers which don’t give you any likes or comments are just for the pomp. So those followers are nothing more than the Fake Followers

How can Facebook discourage Fake lists and their creators?

• First any FB member should not be able to create an interest list. Facebook should add some or many interest lists by its own and ask people to categorize their pages accordingly. Some top 100 or so pages may be featured in each list. People should not be featured on the lists.

Or to a lesser extent list followers should not be behaved as real followers and should be added separately as “List followers” on one’s timeline to avoid confusion.

Author Remarks

I think adding interest list feature in its present form was the most ridiculous and opposable feature of Facebook. What is your opinion about it?

Are you still willing to get thousands of FB followers via lists?


Spring prolonged this year!

I have collected some pictures of Islamabad Pakistan during this Spring.


Google Pakistan Search Engine Hacked

The Google Pakistan (google.com.pk) search engine was been hacked today. The initial reporters believed that that was just a bug caused when the mobile and other wireless  services were disabled for a short interval of time.

Within a few hours Pakistan telecommunication authority (PTA) declared that the site had actually been hacked by some international hackers and the search engine had been reconstructed and restored.

The search engine was believed to be hacked by a Turkish hackers group Eboz. The same group was involved in taking down of hundreds of other sites.

The early morning today the hackers broke into Google Pakistan search engine and changed the logo header with a picture showing two penguins on a bridge. They also left a message in Turkish.

What was and is their aim from hacking the search engine and other sites is still a question. Though the message left by those hackers on one of the defected sites says that they were just trying to highlight the vulnerabilities.

Whatever was their aim, this hacking has caused a real threat for many other high rated sites.
The boundless acquaintance of anything is dangerous. And the boundless acquaintance of web is HACKING!


Hypocrisy And The Shooting of Malala Yousafzai

The shooting of 14 year old Malala Yousafzai has shocked the world, and shocking it should be, as children don’t deserve such ruthlessness.

What Malala stood for, and what she was fighting against, is not my concern at the moment, for such concerns, whether right or wrong, have already been addressed by a large number of so-called advocates for Human rights and justice. I am not even concerned in knowing who actually tried to kill her, for I as a Muslim do not condone such an act. What I am really concerned about is the hypocritical stance taken by some of the voices who are standing up for Malala today.Two days after the activist girl was shot, American singer Madonna, dedicated a song for her, and said, “This made me cry. The 14-year-old schoolgirl who wrote a blog about going to school. The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you realise how sick that is?” Now whether Taliban is responsible for this act or not, I am not sure, but why doesn’t Madonna cry when drone attacks launched by her country kill hundreds of innocent men, women and children every day in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen? The children killed here, also wanted to go to schools, they wanted to live too. Doesn’t she realises how sick that is?UNICEF tweeted on October 11 that, “Today our thoughts are with Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational 14-year-old activist for girls’ rights.” What made this organisation for children rights remain mum, when 16 year old Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki , the innocent son of Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed by the United States, when he was having barbecue with his cousin and friends?

What moral rights do countries like UK, USA, and their warmongering allies have, to condemn this shooting, when their hands are coloured with the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq?

More than half a million children died due to U.S. sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s, and continue to do so till today. When asked whether these killings were worth the price, the then U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said ’We think the price is worth it’. And the result? Ms. Albright got the Honorary Chair for the World Justice Project for this audacity of her’s, and her victims got Metal Contamination, and Birth Defects as lullabies to go to sleep.

The question we should all be asking is does the blood of children become worthless, when the super-power of the world does it, and is sacred when its adversaries allegedly do it? I don’t think so.

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The WordPress Bloggers Union, A public forum

The two forums Off Topic and Showcase forums had been closed. And people are deprived of social activities and community.So there was a need.

So to get contacted with the people we want to meet and to create a community we have recently created a forum, The WordPress Bloggers Union. Read the rest of this entry »


Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

The month of July has come and gone and we featured over 600 posts on Freshly Pressed. So here is a look back at ten of these stories: those we thought were the most interesting and those the WordPress.com community loved and engaged with the most.

Torridon

Photographer Fraser McAlister shares the shots he took on a trip to Scotland: photos of hills, lochs, insects, and more spotlight the country’s beauty. The unique green/gray palette made this photo series feel visceral.

Crocheting to Change the Planet

We get a glimpse at the Crochet Coral Reef project in St. Petersburg, Florida and learn about climate change’s effect on the biodiversity of the ocean. And how could you not love jellyfish made of yarn?

Why Blogging Scares Me

A young blogger shares why she waited a month to put up the first post of her new blog devoted…

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