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There's been a lot of fuss regarding Google's recent map feature that allows anyone to get a street view photos within major cities, hence compromising the privacy of those who are within the photos. ...
Google - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Happy Birthday Shuzak! [replies: 35]
If I remember correctly (and if WHOIS is correct) Shuzak was registered exactly one year + one day ago. The development on the site didn't begin until a l...
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Two months ago, I stumbled upon a series of amazing lectures and books that changed how I perceive the world. I've come to think of these new ideas as the key motivation behind anything we do. If I co...
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I love the new profile feed. I've everyone added on my friend's list, so I can keep track of everyone's activity. I think you guys will find it equally useful. Since everyone has already experienced i...
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Hey guys, it's been a long time since I learned any new programming languages. I was thinking about doing some LISP but mobile programming appeals to me more because it's an emerging field. ...
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I got hit in the stomach with Possum's latest email to me. Shuzak is in a desperate state at the moment. The primary cause of the problem has been due to my negligence. On that note, I have a few thin...
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A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Bushcronium." Bushcronium has on...
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A few days ago, out of curiosity, I googled "Jawad" and discovered that I am listed among the top 10 results. Though, when I clicked on the link, I was forwarded to my zakbook, and then asked to signi...
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A few days ago, out of curiosity, I googled "Jawad" and discovered that I am listed among the top 10 results. Though, when I clicked on the link, I was forwarded to my zakbook, and then asked to signi...
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It's been a loooong time since an update. Actually, as I mentioned in the last topic, there are several new features just waiting to be released. I think Josh has had difficult time staying online for...
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First, apologizes for not appearing on Shuzak as often as I usually do. I wanted to write this post to give everyone a sense of direction with regards to Shuzak. As most of you might already know, Shu...
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I received an email from Paul Graham today and he kindly suggested that we eliminate the front ...
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During a chat session, a couple of weeks ago, Possum, Fibbs, Rob, Ati and a few others suggested that we need a better help file. I think Paul (or Josh) further added that we should host a wiki for th...
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Shuzak is unfocused [replies: 32]
A disturbing pattern is emerging on Shuzak; it seems to be losing focus on geeky material. The original purpose for creating Shuzak was for discussing science/tech/math but now a lot of the topics see...
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Hey guys, Rob Masson, the anti-christ, has created a wikipedia entry for Shuzak. I have added a little detail on "...
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There are some very interesting topics on Shuzak that I feel would interest a wider audience as well. Digg is an ideal place to post these topics since it encompasses a large geek community. The quest...
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Found this lying somewhere in my email. I thought it might help out some of us hopeless romantics. Don't hesitate to add your own open source code to it, enjoy [code=cpp]...
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Hey guys, There is another interesting initiative on Shuzak. We are collaboratively writing an article on "...
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From Slashdot:...
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I am python_kiss on yc.news. Please introduce yoursel...
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This questions has been bothering me for a while now. If I were to do a statistical analysis of the various religions on Shuzak, it would most likely yield atheism as the most popular belief by a l...
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"A new theory suggests that creativity comes in two distinct types quick and dramatic, or careful and quiet. What researchers found is that genius whether in art or architecture or ...
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What is intelligence, anyway? When I was in the army, I received the kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100, scored 160. No one at the base had ever seen a figure li...
Science - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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I am interested in learning what are some of the things on Shuzak that makes your hair grow white? It can be anything that frustrates you. So please share ...
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1. Shake a leg. Lack of blood flow is a common reason for lack of concentration. If you've been sitting in one place for awhile, bounce one of your legs for a minute or two. It gets your blood flowing...
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Found this great article on the preliminary basis of the divine ratio. There is, at the end, also an illustration of the golden mean applied to a woman's anatomy. The image is somewhat graphical, but ...
Sex - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Some of you have already come across Pirana0's awesome chatroom (far less buggy than mine) and it is really a testament of the wonders collaboration brings. In the past, I have asked you guys for spec...
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Hey, I thought this would be a neat idea (Thank Ati for forcing it ). How about you guys suggest or design the profile page? There are a number of webpa...
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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has a function to perform the following. Basically, what I need is a function that replaces smileys like :-) with html tags [code=css]...
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Over at the chatroom Possum suggested that Shuzak should charge more karma for creating communities and threads. Right now, Shuzak charges 3 karma for creating a community but he emphasized that numbe...
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I wasn't active on Shuzak for the past two days because I was busy coding this nifty feature. About two weeks ago, Ryan and Hobs had this ...
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Hey, I discussed this with a number of people in the chatroom and it w...
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Hey guys, sorry I was away for two days (Valentine's shopping ). Almost everyone on Shuzak has been suggesting that we add a chat app. on Shuzak in order to beef ...
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As you might guess, I get a lot of zaks I love being able to communicate with the very people who keep this community alive and well. The problem, though, is that...
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Hey guys, over the past couple of months, concerns have been mounting up that super-star startups like Digg are beginning to lose focus by appealing to everyone. It used to be just us geeks that ruled...
Digg - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Hey guys, I got a call from Google today and they are interested in monetizing Shuzak. They want to provide us the tools to place adsense that are usually not available to the public. Anyway, I told t...
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My VoIP Service Sucks [replies: 3]
I am a cheap guy so, about two months ago, I switched my phoneline to VoIP. Life has been hell. Just setting up the system was hectic enough (worse than installing PHP on Windows ...
VoIP - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Hey guys, it is becoming difficult for me to email everyone since Shuzak has grown to about 2400 members. I wrote a script to send emails through my hosting company's SMTP; but it isn't a good alterna...
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Your Digg Profile [replies: 17]
I thought this might make for an interesting topic since a lot of people on Shuzak are also Digg members. Post your Digg profiles here and also have a look at ...
Digg - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Mine has to be GMail/Yahoo notified and Google Notebook. What are your fav. Firefox Extensions...
Firefox - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Shuzak went down for a period of about 12 hours due to a certain surge in traffic. I have had a terrible time dealing with my hosting company regarding this issue. Shuzak has potentially lost traffic ...
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Flip a coin 100 times, and it will fall heads up half those times. What intrigues me is that the coin could've just as easily fallen over the other side on each attempt. This raises the question; ...
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Apple Announces iPhone [replies: 18]
From tec...
Apple - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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A number of people, such as David and Hammaad, mentioned that the person who starts a thread also deserve some karma for posting the topic. This was not possible on Shuzak until now. Be...
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Many implications of this M-Theory seem to be a bit twisted. For example, as a direct consequence of the string theory some theorists predict that there could be parallel universes just adjacent to ou...
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Here is a list I found on E-Books. It might be useful for some of you programmers out there: Java http://more-java.blogspot.com Unix/Linux http://more-unix-...
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1. Age of Empires 2 2. Stronghold 3. Command & Conquer 4. ?...
Games - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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I thought this should be a nice topic to kick off this community. Does anyone have suggestions on optimizing Shuzak for search engines? For example, a few weeks ago I added an extra par...
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Guys, mathematics is making its debut on Shuzak tonight. I love equations. I love the smell, look, feel, curves, and everything about them. So I am extremely happy that as of this day, anyone can conv...
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I thought it would be really cool if we could somehow add an algo that keeps track of replies made by our friends. So for example, if I am on your list of friends, you could see where I am participati...
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Samus and Martin pointed out that we need a way to preview text before posting. This, of course, helps in formatting text. I thought it was necessary too especially when submitting code, long posts, o...
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Introducing Einstein [replies: 2]
ahhh, as most of you could guess, the previous set of emoticons used on Shuzak were copied from somewhere else (wordpress to be exact). Well, considering Shuzak's culture, it was only fair that we int...
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Near Future Plans [replies: 8]
Guys, just thought you might want to know what's happening the next few days. I am going to concentrate on the site usability and graphics. Instead of focusing on extra features, we will focus more on...
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This is a major advancement. It might not seem like it now, but in the near future when the size of Shuzak increases considerably, search will become vital. Shuzak is a community centered network (unl...
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Guys, sometime ago I promised some people that Shuzak will eventually support highlighting programming syntax. I felt this as very important as many people felt frustrated over this on other social ne...
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Modern Satanists donot actually believe in a satan, however, they support the qualities of satan conceptually. Traditional Satanists, however, actually do believe and worship satan. And...
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Ajax Test [replies: 16]
Replies are now updated using Ajax. Testing Ajax.....
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It is widely known that Siddharta was a Hindu, what we don't know (or atleast I don't) is whether or not he was actually religious. Did he believe in a personal God? And more importantly, was religion...
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Hannes and Konartiz have both pointed out that the "Religion" field on profile maybe something too personal to ask. After listening to these guys, I am starting to have doubts as well. I was wondering...
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Here is mine: jawad.shuzak.com I always wanted to start a blog and take out some of my random ramblings onto the world. I got a lot of web traffic in very short period of time, but then...
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Checking Date 2 [replies: 2]
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Checking Date 1 [replies: 4]
Checking Date 1...
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Could someone explain to me what is so fundamental about the fundamental theorem of algebra? :p...
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The french army was quite sure they would win the battle of Waterloo. Had the french taken control over the British in this key battle, the Prussians would've been left encircled by Napoleon's army an...
History - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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For anyone wondering, there are 5 languages running behind the scenes here: 1. PHP 2. MySQL 3. CSS 4. XHTML 5. Javascript :)...
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The unification of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity has been a topic of much discussion over the past century. Physicists working in either fields believe that the two will inevitably be combi...
Science - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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I am sure, for most people, the answer would be The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. I have read three different versions of the book, and they are all excellent. One of the great things about The Art of War i...
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Some decades ago, some people created an "international" language that they hoped would be internationally understood. It included elements of arabic numerals, english, spanish, etc. What is the name ...
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Despite China's advice to not test it, the North Korean's went ahead with their plans. Russia has confirmed the underground test. The important question is, what are the implications of...
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Watch Anime Online [replies: 224]
The nicest collection of Anime: http://anime.peekvid.com/ Share other sites, if you have any....
Anime - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Gentoo or Ubuntu? [replies: 4]
I haven't used Gentoo, so please explain why it is superior to Ubuntu ...
gentoo - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Could someone tell me what the wheel and the other three colors in Indian flag actually stand for? Someone else told me once but I seem to have forgotten :)...
India - Posted By Jawad Shuaib
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Major Site Update [replies: 9]
I mentioned a couple of days ago that there was a major site update underway, well here it is. [8)] The new setting encourages people to "rate" topics more often cz' topics with the highest karma app...
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Test Topic Karma [replies: 8]
Test...
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If you are using Mozilla Firefox (which you should be using [:p]), you can now take advantage of instant replying in your Messages. Go to your "Messages" section, and click on "Reply" ...
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Introducing Shuzak [replies: 7]
Hey guys, welcome to...*Drums roll*....Shuzaaak! =) If you look around, you will notice a couple of distinctive features, such as the "related communities", "karma" and "latest replies". ...
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"Scrapbook" coded [replies: 0]
The scrapbook functionality has been coded. It's called 'Messages'. Try it out and give suggestions. In the meanwhile, I am going to add some more features to it....
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Hey guys, you can now add emotions and format text like in Orkut. But unlike orkut, u can also add YouTube videos. [8)] I thought this feature was necessary since a lot of people on J-Unit refered to ...
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Hover over any photo on the "Latest Members" module and it will enlarge! A lot of people on Orkut and other networks visit profiles just to see an enlarged version of the person's prof...
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Yesterday, the devil came here. Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of. Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this ro...
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mth [replies: 19]
hey...
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Communist Manifesto was co written by Marx & Engels, but it seems to me that Marx takes all the credit in popular media. Why is that?...