Back in 1979, I made a decision to not pursue research on networks because the available advisor was grumpy and unavailable. But I’ve always thought of it as a fascinating field. Luckily, we have people at LIRNEasia who are conversant, and who do the research as well. This post from Facebook should be of interest. If you are a Facebook ...

Leveraging interactive data mining over Resilent Distributed Datasets (RDD) Motivation We’re in a community that petabytes of transactional data are stored at large clusters, usually partnered with Hadoop. To analyze such data, it’s popular to use interactive data mining tools (e.g. R, Zepplin) over the Hadoop data-space. Going with the technology buzz in big data over last decade, MapReduce acts as a reliable cluster computing frameworks for large scale data ...

MyMalloc – Custom memory allocation library Hi guys, blogging after a long time… :) First of all, this post is about some code I developed in C for an assignment in my degree program, which I think would be very helpful to those who are in need, specially my juniors. ;) But please use this just to get an idea and copy pasting will guarantee a ...

The name, the flag and the anthem of the nation There has been a lot of discussion on the appearance in public of a sticker with a particular spin on what can be argued to be the true name of this island, “Sinhale”. Pic courtesy www.maphill.com “Sinha-Le,” literally (of the) Lion (Sinha) Blood, with the first part in yellow and the last or ‘le’ element in red first appeared in ...

Dr. Vigneswara Ilavarasan shared the findings of the Systematic Review on ICTs and Microenterprises with thirty five junior faculty members, as an invited lecturer at the one day “Quality Improvement Workshop on Industry and Society: Contours of Work in the New Economy”, at IIT Roorkee, 18 Jan 2016. At least ten of faculty members are in the initial stages of ...

Roar Weekly News Roundup: Week 1, February 2016 The first week of February has been far from dull. Locally, the days leading up to Independence Day celebrations saw a number of arrests, and internationally, the Syrian refugee crisis worsens, while the WHO has declared the Zika outbreak a Global Health Emergency. Read on to find out more. Local Yoshitha Behind Bars Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested last Saturday. Image ...

Retired Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardena cruised his way to go into the record books as the first player to reach the 100 run mark in the Masters Champions League. His blinder of a knock steered the strikers to a massive 63 run win against the Libra Legends at Sharjah yesterday.  In comparison with his fellow teammates, Mahela was playing another ball ...

Constitutional Reforms ‒ What You Need To Know Major changes to the Constitution of Sri Lanka are on the cards, with the Government encouraging citizens to submit their own suggestions for constitutional amendments that seek to, among other things, abolish the Executive Presidency, change the electoral system, and bring about meaningful and lasting reconciliation. Roar spoke to legal expert and Research Associate at Verité Research, Viran Corea, on ...

Romance is in the air and right around the corner too. If you are a single, this news might just drive you around the bend. But there is an alternative. Don't be put off by the oh-so-sickening romance that suffocates our city on Valentine's Day. If you would still like to party like everyone else, meet and mingle with singles ...

Google Chrome Can Now Block Fake Download Buttons There’s no harm in admitting it. We’ve all done it at some point. In fact, some of us still do it. You’re surfing the web trying to find that freeware you wanted or that song you really really like and you land on the download page. But to your utter horror, instead of a simple download button, you’re bombarded with ...

Happy Cake Day Stephanie Here’s wishing Stephanie Siriwardhana  (Miss Sri Lanka/Host/ Singer / Talent Competition Judge) an awesome year ahead, from us here at team decibel.lk photo credits: If you are responsible for this click, let us know and we will have you name here

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