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# 052 - Jupiter in new colors ... A woman-only language ... Diesel as backup
I'm going to start a new section called 'Nice to know facts' from this edition. It is a brief section that will provide you with one or two pieces of useful information that you may not be aware of. Please give me your honest feedback.
Blinkit, now a subsidiary of Zomato, launched photo copying service for Rs 9 per page in certain areas of Delhi. While it is expensive compared to the 1 or 2 Rs charged by the local xerox wala, one might have to consider the delivery 🚚 charges as well.
Seems like some fashion companies are minting money with NFTs. The leader? Nike. After its acquisition of RTFKT, the company apparently made $185 million from NFT sales. Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) is a distant second with $ 25 m in sales
IRCTC, which has a complete monopoly on train tickets and train catering, is under pressure to generate additional revenue. As a result, it recently announced a strategy to monetize customer data. Following a massive uproar and backlash, the company decided to abandon this plan.
More stunning images of Jupiter
NASA has released 2 stunning images of Jupiter captured by James Webb Telescope by applying multiple filters and processing them together.
The resultant images show rainbow 🌈 colored auroras at the poles, the redspot in blue/white, a planetary ring and a galaxy that photobombed the image
Filters are usually applied and processed to visualize details that are invisible to the naked eye.
Major Datacenters to stockpile diesel as a backup
Datacenters across the world use up to 200 to 250 terrawatt hours of energy per year. This amounts to roughly 1 % of the world’s energy consumption. The Russia-Ukraine war has put strain on the future supply of energy sources.
So, the two largest datacenter operators in the world, Equinix (89 data centers worldwide) and Digital Realty (113 data centers worldwide) are stockpiling diesel as a backup and have signed priority supply agreements with various diesel sources. (Via Financial Times)
Nushu - a secret language known only to women
Women in olden days of China had little freedom and no access to formal education, as is common in many other cultures around the world. As a result, some women in Jiangyong County devised a secret script that was passed down from mothers to daughters and practiced among sworn sisters and friends. The script was created and is only used by women. Nushu literally means ‘women’s writing’
No man could read the script at that time, and even the kings were unaware of it. On the third day of homecoming after marriage, women in the household would give their daughters a book written in Nushu script. There were seven characters per line, and they should be sung, rather than being read.
The government came to know of it only during the 1960s. Fearing it as a code for espionage, the Red Guard unfortunately destroyed many books and fan-works that had this script and forbidden women to practice this script. Now, there is a growing interest in the language and scripts in the past couple of decades.
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