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Forever Chemicals, made by humans are now threatening their very own existence – The deadly PFAS

When you wash your cosmetics with fresh water, it actually goes through your sink via drainage system and gets mixed into the soil, oceans, and other water bodies, but these chemicals never go through any cleaning or filtration process before they are mixed in rivers or soil. And later, these chemicals boomerang, as we consume these hazardous chemicals as part of our daily drinking water and eatables. This is a serious threat, and the problem is โ€” we still donโ€™t know about it.

They say that diamonds are forever, they say some friendships are forever. But unlike diamonds, friendships, and these emotional bonds, there are some chemical bonds which are forever as well, and they are highly dangerous. They are cancerous, they can reduce our responses to vaccines, limit our growth, increase the level of cholesterol in our bodies, and can put us at a risk of heart diseases. In short, these chemicals can shorten our life span, and ironically these chemicals are called Forever chemicals.

Forever Chemicals are raining on us and further contributing towards the climate disaster. As part of the evaporation process, these harmful chemicals are being cycled through environment and effecting each and every inch of space on earth. Along with this carbon emission danger, this another carbon-fluorine variant has added more to our struggle for fighting against the climate change.

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The NEXT VOTE should go to a climate aware government having 10 merits

Greenhouse gasses are trapping heat and making this planet warmer, And the only major source that can significantly help on an immediate basis are Governments. If you donโ€™t elect a right government today, your future generations may loose the reason to live a happy life.

“Carbon” is shorthand for greenhouse gas emissions, which includes CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and other man made gases. And These gases are released by many different types of activities โ€“ not just by burning fossil fuels, like farming, deforestation and even some industrial processes contributes to green house gas emissions. On a larger scale government plays important roles in policy making and sanctions, and tweaking the approach may can change everything.

On policy levels there are certain expectations that we as conscious citizens should have with governments. Please understand why this is so important, Globally, greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 50% from 1990 to date.

Here are the asks:

  1. Climate Change Awareness Programmes
  2. Replanning Transportation
  3. Moving to Renewable Power Grids
  4. Policy Binding for Businesses
  5. Recycling Mandate
  6. Reformation of Agriculture Industry
  7. Carbon Taxation
  8. Regulating Meat and Dairy Production
  9. Supporting Startup and Innovation Centers
  10. Privatisation

We can solve the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced and we can protect our air, water and land for future generations with the help of global leaders and government.

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THE MINDSET to have as an Individual for fighting Climate Change- PART 2

Turn off your room air conditioning and water heater if you arenโ€™t using it, as just by saving on this electricity waste we can save thousands of lives every year.

This episode is the part second of the previous episode but you donโ€™t need to necessarily listen to part 1 for catching up on this. This episode has its own independent pointers that will help us as individuals to understand the possible ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. The overall idea is to help derive a mindset โ€” so that the reduction happens by default and through our habits.

Almost everything in this world runs on the chain of demand and supply. The more you will demand, the more it will be produced. So the easiest way to minimise anything which is adversely affecting us is to reduce its demand.

In this episode of Conscious Citizens we will learn about four things that will help us fight the climate emergency:

  1. The Habit of Recycling
  2. Home Energy Usage
  3. Shopping Habits
  4. Exercising your Rights

Climate change is a complex problem in need and it demands a unified global response, but every individual effort towards building a safer future is valuable. And By making changes to our individual lifestyles based on environmental concern, we can help to influence the attitudes and behaviours of people around us in relation to addressing the climate crisis.

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The Mindset to have as an Individual for fighting Climate Change – PART 1

In this Podcast Episode of Conscious Citizens, we will learn about the contributions that we can make as individuals. Like, how our car, our usage of public transportation, our eating habits, impact the climate. This episode is targeted to give an introduction of being climate conscious citizen. Climate change is the biggest threat to mankind, and it is very important to consider that this is a matter of a huge concern. This second Episode is a Part 1 and a subsequent Part 2 completes this episode, do not forget to listen that as well.

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COVID-19 is Awful but Climate Change will be disastrous | Conscious Citizens

In this Podcast Episode of Conscious Citizens, we will learn about the preface of the concerning matter of Climate Change. Climate change is the biggest threat to mankind, and it is very important to consider that this is a matter of a huge concern. This first Episode is a baseline introduction, prefixed with an introductory prologue with COVID-19 and how the shift in mindset due to Novel Coronavirus can motivate us to take actions for fighting this Climate Emergency.

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JIRA Workflow for software development and quality analyst (QA) teams

Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions.ย It is used by over 25,000 customers in 122 countries around the globe. JIRA Workflow is one of the administrative utility for JIRA administrators for managing their task hierarchy.

This blog is to specifically help JIRA based organisations to manage their workflow mechanism to achieve a matured and structured project tracking and management system.

 NOTE: If you are reading this blog, then it is assumed that you have knowledge about what JIRA does and why it is used. The context is to help the software development and quality analyst (QA) teams to start functioning on the core system rather than drawingย their workflow which is sought of standardised across the companies. 


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Configuring redirections with apache htaccess for www, non-www, http and https | All patterns

There could be 10 different reasons to have a specific pattern of domain name considering brand value, technical architecture, personal liking, search engine optimizations, etc.

 Understand, this blog is just to help you achieve the results and not about explaining each bit of code. 

Prerequisites

  • This tutorial assumes that you have enough technical knowledge about setting up a website on apache.
  • If you are using Linux make sure you have superuser privileges, i.e. sudo or root, on the server that is running Apache.
  • It is assumed that you have Apache installed.
  • You must be able to add records to the DNS that is managing your domain. If you do not already have a domain, you may purchase one from a domain registrar, and manage it with the registrar’s DNS.
  • Enable Rewrite Module:ย In order to perform the 301 redirect, we will use the Apache mod_rewrite, or Rewrite, module. Doing so will ensure that your users can access your site with or without the www. prefix, and be redirected to the domain that you prefer.
  • Created an .htaccess file on the web server root folder.

Apache htaccess configurations to redirect from www to non-www and vice-versa with https options on/off.

If you are reading this post, it means you are technical enough to understand about this topic. So let me quickly jump to specific solutions to different requirements:

Condition 1:ย To get www withoutย https

Example:

  1. http://example.com โ‡จย http://www.example.com
  2. https://example.com โ‡จย http://www.example.com
  3. https://www.example.com โ‡จ http://www.example.com

Result:ย http://www.example.com

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Post Launch Challenges: A guide for startup companies to minimize risk with server infrastructure plan

World knows how to be cruel and becomes more cruel when you have no answers in adverse situations. For product companies, this is no myth. You should consider this article as a guide for startup companies running internet business who face a lot of post launch challenges due to inefficient server infrastructure plan.

NOTE:ย This article does not belong to big data administrators and developers who are working with distributed systems, Hadoop, Hbase or other such technologies.

Businesses run with high inspirations and on huge costs. Even the smaller setups need to maintain a lot of trust and breakthrough service so that customers can be pleased. When a business is starting on pre-defined rules everything goes smoothly as planned. However one’s the business multiplies or let’s say the traffic on website or application increases, uncertainties creates doom days for stakeholders.

If you are reading this article I assume you to be a business owner or a product manager or a product developer who knows how an internet business works and the meaning of an internet product.

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Setting up Python framework Django and no-sql database Cassandra for web development – Step by Step Tutorial

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Setting up environment for God sake

Guys, I will be blunt. I am not teaching 100s of available ways to install Python, Django and Cassandra and to develop applications around it. My development environment is just defined below and everything is practiced around it. Because there are many ways to do things using these languages I have chosen the favorites that made me think is good for beginners to start with.

  • OS: UBUNTU 14.+ or 15.+
  • Python: 2.7
  • Level: Beginners Guide
  • Type: Getting Started
  • IDE: Brackets 1.5 (Experimenting with this one these days)
  • Environment:ย VirtualEnv 13.1.2
  • Framework: Django 1.8.6

 This content has been updated and tested with the versions defined above. I have been periodically updating the content to match the pace of new releases. 

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50 Python Libraries and Add-ons programmers cannot live without

There are plenty of Python libraries who really counts in projects and dramatically help-out programmers to reach a standard maturity level.

The list below is with my over all experience with python. I fond these 50 libraries to be basic for a programmer to use and build efficient applications. Many of these are now industry standards, and others are some nice geek stuffs. Just explore all of these and I am sure if you have these on your tips than you are among the best developers out there. And yeah you are fabulously costly priced ๐Ÿ˜€

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