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Dr. Ponnappa assumed office, as the new president of Kodagu district dentist association,


    In a function held at the spice rack meeting hall, Dr. Ponnappa accepted the charge from the outgoing president Dr. Rathish. As vice president Dr. Rama was elected in, Dr. Chandru, as secretary Dr. Kripashankar was elected, as treasurers Dr. Shashidhar and Shashikanth Rai were elected, Dr. Aashik, Dr. Vinay, Dr. Boppanna were elected as executive committee members. 

Formation of a new taluk involves government policy


If any hobli or a place is to be declared as a taluk, there must be a geographical and administrative requirement plus, it depends on the financial situation, of the place, according to the revenue minister, R V Deshpande . He answered the question raised by MLC Veena Achaiah during the session regarding the formation of Kushalnagar and Ponnampet taluks and mentioned that there were frequent protests, about the same.  The minister said that it has been accepted that to form these taluks, the financial situation should also be considered during the formation of taluks. Apart from this, the formation of a taluk is an issue of the government. Bearing all these issues in mind formation of new taluks will be considered, he said.(This article is translated by xklsv internet media pvt. Ltd, from shakthidaily.info; the Shakthi Daily is not liable for any errors in translation.)

The Convergence Of The Phone And Laptop


The Gotham Gal wanted to get a new laptop. Her late 2015 Macbook has started to fade on her. So yesterday we made a visit to the local Apple Store and checked out the options. We looked at the Macbooks, the Macbook Airs, and we also looked at the iPad Pros. We debated the choice and she ended up deciding to go for the iPad Pro. We work with a few people who have iPad Pros and love them. And she noticed how much I am using and enjoying my Pixel Slate. One of the most interesting things about these hybrid tablet/laptop devices is that they run operating systems that are designed for the tablet or phone. They are touch devices like our phones vs mouse devices like our laptops. A good example of this is how I do email on my Pixel Slate. I could run Gmail in the browser on my Pixel Slate. But I have found it much more pleasing to do email in the Gmail Android App on my Pixel Slate. I swipe emails away like I do on my phone. But I also have the keyboard when I want to write a long response. It is literally the best of both worlds. I am writing this post on my Pixel Slate (in the WordPress web app in Chrome). When I want to go back up to the start of the post and re-read/edit it, I just swipe up. No messing around with the touchpad, up button, or down button. It is so much more natural, although it took me a while to get used to it. I am helping the Gotham Gal set up her iPad Pro this morning and we are downloading all of the mobile apps she likes to use on her iPhone. I think that is how she will want to use her new “laptop”. So if this is the future we are heading into, where the user interfaces and applications our computing devices and our phones use start to converge, it suggests that there is a bit of an opening for new applications that are designed from the ground up to work in this way. https://avc.com/2019/02/the-convergence-of-the-phone-and-laptop/

The Convergence Of The Phone And Laptop1


The Gotham Gal wanted to get a new laptop. Her late 2015 Macbook has started to fade on her. So yesterday we made a visit to the local Apple Store and checked out the options. We looked at the Macbooks, the Macbook Airs, and we also looked at the iPad Pros. We debated the choice and she ended up deciding to go for the iPad Pro. We work with a few people who have iPad Pros and love them. And she noticed how much I am using and enjoying my Pixel Slate. One of the most interesting things about these hybrid tablet/laptop devices is that they run operating systems that are designed for the tablet or phone. They are touch devices like our phones vs mouse devices like our laptops. A good example of this is how I do email on my Pixel Slate. I could run Gmail in the browser on my Pixel Slate. But I have found it much more pleasing to do email in the Gmail Android App on my Pixel Slate. I swipe emails away like I do on my phone. But I also have the keyboard when I want to write a long response. It is literally the best of both worlds. I am writing this post on my Pixel Slate (in the WordPress web app in Chrome). When I want to go back up to the start of the post and re-read/edit it, I just swipe up. No messing around with the touchpad, up button, or down button. It is so much more natural, although it took me a while to get used to it. I am helping the Gotham Gal set up her iPad Pro this morning and we are downloading all of the mobile apps she likes to use on her iPhone. I think that is how she will want to use her new “laptop”. So if this is the future we are heading into, where the user interfaces and applications our computing devices and our phones use start to converge, it suggests that there is a bit of an opening for new applications that are designed from the ground up to work in this way. https://avc.com/2019/02/the-convergence-of-the-phone-and-laptop/

The Consumer-to-Blockchain Paid Model Is Coming


Source: http://startupmanagement.org/2019/02/10/the-consumer-to-blockchain-paid-model-is-coming/ Here’s a bold prediction: a consumer-to-blockchain revenue model will be emerging. We know that the current publisher-driven content pay model sucks. Fred Wilson chimed on it again here, The Free and Open Internet. Paywalls are not a panacea. We know that most ISPs are highway robbers. I don’t know any user that would admit they aren’t overpaying for Internet access services. Telcos profits and ISP monopolies are there to prove that point. We know that public blockchains need a “continuously viable” economic model to ensure their ongoing decentralized independence. Today, the economic equation is driven by a mix of mining revenues, gas related tolls, transaction fees, and rising token prices,- all summing up to actual monetary value changing hands. Today, miners are paid to validate transactions. Developers pay to run blockchain programs (smart contracts). Most processors (or central exchanges) charge additional fees (off-chain) to ensure the finality of transactions. Some blockchains have built-in on-chain fees as part of the transaction’s journey. Sound economics of public blockchains depend on a delicate balance that needs to always be in place. That balance depends on actual stakeholders, sponsors, activity, validators, stakers, etc. all humming together.   What if there was a consumer model where a user would pay something nominal, say $10/month to start with, in order to have access to a given public blockchain and all the goodies that are running on it? Imagine if that type of revenue would then be divided-up programmatically (according to a known protocol) among the various stakeholders, including the node operators, core developers, storage resources, and related supporting peer to peer networks. Incentive-driven blockchain payouts are emerging. We already have models that have provided those beachheads: Steemit pays users for publishing content, Blockstack’s App Mining distributes payouts to populars apps, and the Kin’s Reward Engine incentivizes successful developers according to their contributions. Of course, not all blockchains will be able to practice a paid model. Only the truly open, decentralized, universal, scaleable ones that have a large enough ecosystem of applications and developers will be able to contemplate that model in their future. And I would envision this possibility only when a blockchain is stable, and not still in development. Ethereum is a good contender for that model. Perhaps Blockstack as well. Imagine a new paradigm where mobile Dapps are not subservient to the Google or Apple stores, and rather retain a lot more of the value they earn, while still being rewarded for their overall contributions on a more fairly and equitable basis. Imagine a new marketplace where we will find the next generation of decentralized apps there, the ones where privacy and data are in the hands of owners and not monopolies. I don’t believe Google or Apple will be the gateways to such a future because they are currently its gatekeepers. If you think of the blockchain as a universal utility, just like the Internet or the telephone or water, then the idea of paying for it may not be a crazy one.