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    February 26, 2004
     

    Technology


    So how many of the top 10 web properties of 1996 still can be found today? Comscore's media matrix goes back in time to find out.
    Bill Gates worries about the fact that fewer young people are choosing to study computer science and is very keen to meet students currently in college to encourage them to take up computer science.




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    With what could potentially be an extremely intrusive campaign, the BJP's e-lection machinery spearheaded by Pramod Mahajan threatens to misuse all available means of technology to reach out to potential voters, including SMS, email, phone calls etc.




    Cricket


    Former Pakistani captain/wicket-keeper and current match-fixing expose specialist Rashid Latif feels that Pakistan definitely have the edge over India based on their recent record in both tests and one-dayers.

    To see if he was far away from the truth, I compared the two teams over 20 Tests and 40 ODIs. Pakistan has a 22-17 win-loss record while India's is 21-17. Not much to choose from there. But when you consider that of those 40, Pakistan played Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand (among the top ODI sides) a total of 24 times, including playing a Kiwi 2nd XI at home a few months ago, while India played those teams 27 times. I must add that Australia and India have played each other rather regularly of late (12 games) while Pakistan don't quite fancy playing Australia (once). Oh, and did Rashid know that Pakistan lost to all and sundry (including England) at the World Cup and failed to qualify for the 2nd round while India were the finalists and lost only to Australia?

    It seems like he may have a case in tests where Pakistan has a 12-6 record from 20 games while India's is 5-6. But of those 12 tests Pakistan won, 7 were against the combined might of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Compare that to India playing Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies and we obviously know who's played the tougher opposition!

    Perhaps Rashid should stick to his matchfixing expose book after all!



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