Meaning of Saurorja

सौरोर्जा – Saurorja –  is the Sanskrit word for Solar Energy.   Saura means Solar and Oorja or Urja means Energy.  We receive 173 petawatts on earth, but the Sun produces 384 yottawatts of energy in total.

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The story of water from two continents: the Amazon River and Lake Baikal

Let us start with two tricky questions. Pause here and take a wild guess. Q1: Suppose the entire Lake Baikal is drained on Russia, how deep a water pool would it create? Q2: Suppose the water flowing in the Amazon river is used to fill an equivalent of Lake Baikal, how much time it wouldContinue reading “The story of water from two continents: the Amazon River and Lake Baikal”

Building Android App without IDE from the command line

Recently I got the source code of one particular Android App from github and I wanted to build that on my Debian Unstable latest.  I was just trying to see how I could build without installing the IDE.  This is what I did. apt-get install default-jdk From Android site I downloaded both commandlinetools and gradle.Continue reading “Building Android App without IDE from the command line”

gstreamer pipeline to stream raw audio over network

Normally all audio pipelines use an audio codec and RTP encapsulation. I searched a lot for a raw audio pipeline, but I could not find much information. Then, I tried different options and came up with the following. gst-launch-1.0 -v filesrc location=/tmp/musicfile.mp3 ! mpegaudioparse ! mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! audio/x-raw, rate=16000, channels=1, format=S16LEContinue reading “gstreamer pipeline to stream raw audio over network”


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