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Hla Min (Lifelong Learner)

Life Long Learner, Educator, Distinguished Toastmaster, Writer, Editor, Expert in Computer Science and Technology

Google

Update : February 21, 2020 Google is a deliberate misspelling of Googol (1e100, or 1 followed by 100 zeros). Google is not the first search engine, but it leveraged the power of multiple processors, Page ranking, translation, and Ad Sense. Several books have been written about Google, GooglePlex, […]

Garawa

Update : February 21, 2020 It is a time honored tradition to pay respect to one’s parents, mentors and elders. Garawa can be performed at any time. Thadingyut is one occasion where most Burmese pay respect to their elders. In our younger days, some come to our parent’s […]

Gandhi and Nehru

Update : February 26, 2020 Mahatma Gandhi Born Mohandas K Gandhi, he became known as “Mahatma” and “Gandhiji”. Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi is the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India. Nehru’s letter to his daughter became a model for some writers (e.g. Saya U Aung Zaw […]

Fire

Update : February 21, 2020 Fire is a good servant but a bad master. Fire is one of man’s five enemies. There are several causes of fire. They include : failure of power and gas lines lightning negligence hate crimes arson. Three Wild Fires in California In 2018, […]

Feature

Update : February 21, 2020 During the design phase, the product manager and the developers categorize the requirements as (a) Must have (b) Nice to have. During extensive testing and often much later, bugs (of varying severity) show up. Some subtle errors are dubbed “features”. Facebook has a […]

Awareness and CERT

Update : February 21, 2020 U Khin Maung Zaw (EC76) commented on my Trivia post on “Disaster“. No matter if there is a somewhat connection with the ‘climate change‘ concept, the natural disasters, storms/earthquakes/tsunamis are getting as often and more powerful in the past several years. These has […]

Analog

Update : February 21, 2020 Analog may stand for “a person or an object which may be compared to another”. An analogy is a comparison of two things that are similar. An analog device uses information represented by a continuous variable. An analog thermometer measures temperature via the […]

Alumni

Update : February 21, 2020 Latin alumnus means “male student” almuna means “female student” alumni means “male students” alumnae means “female students” Modern usage To save time and space, we use alum to represent all the four cases. The modern usage of the term “alumni” applies to both […]

Album

Update : February 21, 2020 Photo Many years ago I received a photo album as a present. Photos were expensive. It costs about 25 – 50 pyas per photo. There is a base cost for processing a film roll, and extra cost for printing the reasonably good photos. […]

Active

Update : February 21, 2020 In our younger days, we had to study Active Voice and Passive Voice. Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi reminded us to be Physically, Mentally and Socially Active. Physically Active Saw Maung Maung Htwe (Intake of 64) says active by competing in long distance events. […]