Windows 11: A TikToker’s version of Windows 10

On this Tuesday morning, I jumped out of the bed and straight ahead went to check my PC health, whether I can install Windows 11 or not. While most OEM installed laptops bought within last 3 years should qualify for this upgrade, for Desktop computers it could be tricky. I know a lot of schools and computers that run decade old hardware, they most probably won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 11.

First thing I found was, TPM 2.0 was not enabled in my computer, that’s easy, went to BIOS settings and enabled it, I’m not running NVME SSD on PCIE 4 slots, so it didn’t complicate things.

Next, I got, Secure boot is not enabled. Now this complicates thing. I’m running on Legacy so for me to enable Secure boot, first I have to disable CSM, now to disable CSM first I need to convert my file system from MBR to GPT. all of these steps come with precautions.

Now, fortunately I wasn’t dual booting with any other OS at the moment so I went through all these steps and with a bit of luck didn’t encounter any problem while converting my OS drive to GPT.

Nothing could stop me anymore, so finally I installed Windows 11.

But now, what do I get in return?
— Start Menu doesn’t make sense anymore.
— Right click is horribly nerfed.
— Shift + Right click is fuckin gone.
— as Simple as Renaming file is now restricted in Quick access.
— Ryzen machines are slowing down by at least 15%

You can’t place the taskbar icons wherever you want. The widget thing, what the heck is that?? I’ll give someone a coke on a hot day to explain to me what that thing is. I mean on Windows 10 the weather on taskbar actually made some sense but this is shit.

After a day of use in my personal machine, I have already shifted the start button to Left position, otherwise every time you open a window start menu will keep moving to a different location.

Overall, I feel, Windows 11 is bright, colorful, dumb, and almost like a TikToker’s edition of Windows 10.

Rhea Chakraborty: latest victim of India’s deep-rooted misogyny

In a conservative paradise ‘Bahu’ takes the blame for every dreadful thing happening to the son’s family.

Starts with this classic Indian overdramatization, where the common mass couldn’t accept a suicide of someone known to have Bipolar disorder, rather the media houses made a godly figure out of him. He is Sushant the Flawless, the Chivalrous, the Pinnacle of Male kind whereas lesser-known facts about his luxurious lifestyle and million-dollar club parties are carefully downplayed as that would’ve portrayed their ‘fabled hero’ in a bad manner.

Now, who would be the Godkiller? Such a charming guy always looks so happy on Instagram, surely he wouldn’t commit suicide, depression is such a western weakness, here in India depression is only good for writing essays on @facebook, nothing less, nothing more. Probably why India is in Top 10 depressed countries of the world. Now, coming back to the point which is, at this point his followers and media houses have successfully Sherlocked the post-truth that he was indeed murdered.

Next, is to ridicule the idea of Suicide to a degree where people begin to say Gandhi did nothing for India’s freedom and whoever says he is the father of the nation is uneducated or less informed and the counter idea that Sushant was murdered becomes a public knowledge sort of thing. Public knowledge can be hideous as people tend to use available public knowledge to base their further theories.

This is important as people have unconditionally accepted this as common knowledge that Sushant was murdered and Rhea was a gold digger who has done it.

Now, why Rhea of all people? Because, it’s easy to blame her, she represents everything a typical conservative population hates. In typical conservative families very often the Bahu gets blamed for taking their Son away, brainwashing their son with ill, controlling their perfect children like a witch. Not to mention, those conservatives subliminally possess a crooked sense of what women should be, how women should behave. Why I’m saying subliminal? Because, there are quite some people who’d be vocal on social media about a progressive society, however, in their mind they have been passively brainwashed from an early age, how a woman should behave in this country and judging by so they have formed their own standards, like cuddling with a fatherly figure becomes unacceptable, women in the industry are mostly fraudsters and ‘charitraheen’ who only use men to climb up the ladder. In almost all such scenarios the common public would easily find it acceptable that the ‘Bahu’ or the ‘Girlfriend’ figure is the culprit.

Considering how people are legally entitled to their opinions, I’m not gonna question their personal opinion, however, I’m going to protest is how the Media houses mainly a certain someone called Goswami, has taken up the responsibility of Witchhunting. For those of you don’t know what witch-hunting means, it was a mediaeval custom where every social or natural disaster was blamed upon a random woman, condemning her as a Witch and then she’d have been sacrificed to god by the trial of fire.
Evidently, this wouldn’t have helped with whatever disaster they were facing however, this was enough to sway the Commoner’s emotion into thinking the state is Just and is taking care of them.

For months now, we have been in this ordeal of a joint economic and health disaster. Rising cases, Job losses, flood, Exam dilemma all are important issues at hand, however, the ‘media’ here is broadcasting hatred of another kind like an eyewash to more important issues at hand. The specific media houses I talked about has a long track record of finding soft targets and inciting hatred, however, until now their target audience was limited to the blind follower category in Political spectrum, the current SSR episode, in contrast, have invited even the most retarded group among them all, the apolitical mob into their target audience.

As mentioned earlier, these whole toxic SSR bhakts have administered a force field to rationality, where they’d not believe any verifiable evidence at all and they’d make anyone’s life a living hell, deny even the basic human rights to people who are just ‘accused’. They need not wait for any court verdict at all, simple escalation in legalities is enough for them to be convinced in their hard coded beliefs. Following which, they went ahead banning lots of films and people from the industry not considering even once how that’d affect so many workers who work under those personalities. The toxicity drives madness on the street, Rhea recently posted a heartbreaking video of how her family is being tortured and harassed by the mob, even if her father is a retd. army officer, his service to the nation was not enough for the mob to restrain themselves from lynching him. Not to mention, these people would celebrate anytime Karan Johar commits suicide.

For me, this entire Sushant Singh Rajput episode feels like a display of India’s hideous Misogyny and expose of those apolitical Bhakts which certainly is a display of Collective conscience too. On a personal level, I’ve been rage-blocked and even Insulted by many fan-girls from this category recently, some of whom I’ve had helped immensely regarding their resumé and job recommendation. Some of them who even went ahead disrespecting me had completely forgotten I had helped them in their needs. The hatred has taken over their better senses, they have become so much invested in this emotionally that rationality has completely left their intuition.

People get into debt by buying things they don’t need and can’t afford

Epicurus said, the meaning of life lies in the pursuit of happiness, since then world has become so fast-paced nowadays, that every once in a while one has to update himself just to stay relevant, stay social. Needless to say, people in twenty-first century have become obsessed with materialistic possession. In the whim of maintaining common ground with peers or in other words to go with the trends many people usually tend to buy things which would prove to be disastrous to their credit scores later.

This kind of behavior is becoming quite common in present days, might be due to the fact that it is possible to procure things at will on monthly installment basis through credit cards; which when added with the upgraded convenience of mobile banking and online shopping has significantly deluded the conscience of one’s immediate possession. In addition, there is a psychological factor to this excessive consumption. The modern day targeted advertisement mechanism that works in personal data being collected on a gargantuan level helps manipulate our decisions about a product subliminally. Not to mention, Social media sensations and peer influence play a great role in this.

The solution to this problem is simple yet hard to nurture: logging expenses on a daily, monthly and yearly basis in essence keeping track of expenditure will sure help individuals gain insights of their ledger balance. Furthermore, public awareness programs should be conducted on how targeted advertisement affects our conscience in spending money on things that we don’t necessarily need. Schools should take a proactive role in administering mandatory courses about merits of maintaining a good credit score and to circumvent a bad one.

Overall, there are increasing instances of people falling victim to this consumer centric society mostly due to surrounding temptations and personalized advertisements. However, this can be avoided by monitoring expenses on a regular basis and in being extra cautious about dealing anything related to money.


Cultural transgression and relics of patriarchy

Cultural norms revolve around our society’s progression. This patriarchal culture and mindset will be changed over time and it’ll happen so spontaneously; while Love is a constant, binding people together since eternity, the cultural norms around it have evolved ever since, Marriage being a mode of conduct for social acknowledgement of ownership to it becoming notion of lovers being united forever. But in all cases a true motive of marriage remains that is to announce to the society that this woman is taken. While there are some tribes where they mark the man with symbols as well but the underlying idea of it hovers around marking a good commodity with a sold out tag. However the society has progressed much from the days of King Oedipus when it was socially acceptable if not celebrated to marry a deceased king’s wife like an Inheritable property similar to the throne. Social acceptance around two people loving each other has a long line of history an marriage being just one aspect of it. If love be the foundation of marriage then it can still be seen in some parts of the world Love is considered as least valued factor while arranging a marriage.55554480_1980540078711045_4320504896664109056_nIn a progressive society also, there could be extreme measures taken to ensure none can take ownership of the commodity called Wife after a man’s death as not a long time ago this country itself was suffering from Satidah. And the freakish thing about it was at that time it was socially justified and was morally acceptable as well, logics were inferred that if you take an oath to be a partner in life and death and life after death then its only romantic for you to die when your partner dies. Now this is quite unthinkable right now but back in the day if some woman thought it so then she would have been criticised by the society. This gives us the insight that Our moraliy and ethics should not be static or firm beliefs they should be challenged whenever our perception changes or grows. The mediaeval customs are mostly perished but still the relics of patriarchy remains. One can argue a person should only go with a partner who believes in same ethics as he or she does but that leaves out a question for us, what if this acceptance of a dominant symbolism is just as wrong as accepting Satidah in their respective timelines? What if some certain man a century ago was so ahead oh his time that he accepted marrying a widow without any second thought but the society around them cursed them for it. The society has no place in their decision making but it can sure smash a newer thought to dust and thus unnecessarily slow down the path of progression. For all I could say we need to accept the other person in our lives as a complete different person altogether, in that we respect their individuality and unique personality. I can fall in love with a woman for all the reasons there is and for all the reasons there isn’t but what if suddenly she says, she won’t be displaying relics of patriarchy by wearing vermillion on her neatly parted hair that her mother told her to maintain since adolescence? Shall I forget all the love I have for that woman upon hearing this and declare it a deadend for our relationship? Or should I make her believe that for sake of social acceptance and my inner cowardice of not being able to fight the social norms for better, she should wear it even after she found a profound reason not to do that? Or should I use the old trick of forcing her to do it for Love or should I use my ego and peer support to logically or forcibly brainwash her mind in a process of questionable enlightenment so that she would submit to acceptance of it herself and would feel guilty of thinking as such? This lives me with one diring question of what would I have done if I was born two centuries ago in the age of Satidah

Pritam Utpalodhi

Why Supreme Court Struck down Section 497 Adultery law?

Supreme court has struck down another archaic law on 27th September that is IPC Section 497 the Adultery law. The 158 years old law stated a woman has absolutely no say in the case of adultery, she can not even be punished for adultery, she is just a commodity, she has no say in it. Such medieval mentality is because of the time when this law was created 158 years ago, women were seen as properties of their husbands.
So if your wife involves in adultery with a person then that person will be punished. A typical case of Adultery means a conflict between Two Men about the Ownership of a property called ‘Woman. Furthermore, the law states, A Man can not involve himself in a relationship with another Man’s wife.

This again emphasizes the fact women were treated as properties of men and also there is another important thing be noted here, Read attentively the line where it says, a Man can not be in relationship with another man’s wife, that means a Man actually Can involve in relationship with other unmarried women, and there will be no legal issues.
This is the reason why so many marital rapes happen in the subcontinent and in most marriages in typical orthodox families, the woman has to suffer a lot of ordeals of what one being ‘not-being-loved’, with this kind of archaic laws active and where marriage is rather treated as a service agreement with non-negotiable terms for lifetime, people of this subcontinent often forget Marriage is based on mutual understanding and above all Love.

Now that this medieval law is withdrawn, this is one step forward towards a better and more mature society. In a good society, Marriage should be meant after Love only. In a healthy society think of marriage as an act of officially committing or publicly acknowledging being in a relationship with someone. But in reality the Indian marriages are often like a formal contract that you sign for Life, like owning a slave in medieval ages. So now, if a married man or woman stops loving his wife or husband at some point or if he or she fell in Love with someone else or in a typical conservative Indian marriage where She is never Loved by her husband, but she finds someone who loves her, in these cases the marriage should be considered as Failed marriage and that the official relationship is to be considered as already over.

Up until now what was happening here is that the husband files a case against the other man and that other man by law is declared a Criminal, and in all this the wife has no say except she could face severe Mal-treatment from her Sasural. The remedy Supreme Court suggested is, when an incident of adultery takes place then instead of putting a case on that other Man and tagging him as Criminal the married couple should just divorce and move on with their new life. Cause when you do not even love your officially acknowledged wife or husband anymore then that relationship is but just a contract only, and the Other Man or the Other Woman should not be tagged as Criminal for loving someone with conscience. The statement “adultery is legal” is not appropriate, it can mean many things, but what Supreme Court emphasized is on Decriminalizing adultery meaning, loving someone outside of marriage can be anything but isn’t an act of Crime by any means, and so the parties involved are not to be referred as Criminals.

One should remember adult relationships are conscientious, when it is conscientious from both sides then it isn’t rape or any crime like that. An adult man or woman is no one’s property thus none can forbid them from loving anyone. Now the question of morality comes whether you should do it or not, now decriminalizing adultery doesn’t mean its mandatory, if someone truly loves his or her life partner then there’s no logic in involving in extra marital affairs. The law simply means this Conscientious act of Love is not to be considered as a crime, this may very well mean the official marriage is over but this is no act of Crime.

Actually in a way this will enforce the responsibilities of a relationship, cause in southern Asia in Indian subcontinent specially marriage is a bond often taken for granted. Marriage here is like owning someone for life, the husbands here more often than not usually don’t care much about their wives after marriage, treat them as luxury commodity. Now that this law is changed, the men and women of the subcontinent finally will have to understand, that they need to put actual effort in Maintaining the relationship from both sides and have to take care of each other’s problems and needs.

Now there are several divorce laws and relationship laws some of them are even based on Mīmāṃsā, Manusmiti, Muslim laws, some of them makes the man liable to pay for his divorced wife’s living. Many women exploit that but now that the case of adultery is struck down, now in a case of a woman who is leaving a man for another man I think new laws will be made and the Man can defend himself financially.

I think this is a liberal step, western countries long have this liberty. Loving someone other than your wife or husband is not a crime but what that means is that the current marriage is over. We are likely to witness an increase in divorce rates but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the society, faulty marriages will be over. Divorces will be like breakups and marriages be like commitments and that is how it should be.

Einstein DID NOT believe in God

No! Albert Einstein did NOT believe in God

Enough damage has been done already cause people greatly misunderstood Einstein’s stand on god and religion. Einstein did not believe in a personal god or the kind people worship this days. And here comes the great confusion, people come with a quote from one of Einstein’s letter and claim he believed in god.

Einstein’s definition of “God” was different, he saw the vast universe as God, he thought the molecules we’re made of are God, He used the word God to describe Nature.
To him the beautiful nature and the Universe is God, his view on God was purely a poetic metaphor, which religious people tend to overlook while arguing.

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He quoted himself believing in Spinoza’s definition of God. Which is the same thing described above. In his time, Atheism had a different meaning, it was like a hatred toward Religious organizations, many times atheism was considered as Anti-Christ or Satanist or Socialist propaganda. That’s why, many people used to avoid the word atheism back then, Einstein himself have said he is rather Agnostic in a letter. Spinoza although had created a path to modern Atheism. Spinoza’s beliefs were called pantheism

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which was clearly a pioneering thought on Modern Atheism

1. Letter to Eric Gutkind (partial) Albert Einstein (1954)
2. Letter to H.Raner on September 28,1949 Einstein

(this further lights on why he wanted to be called an Agnostic rather than an Atheist)

Mosquito classifier | Tensorflow

Researcher can use this classifier to automatically distinguish a particular type of mosquito from a large dataset



  1. Clone the project or download here

    git clone

  2. Start the docker image

    docker run -it -v ~/mosquito_classifier/:/mosquito_classifier/

  3. Run the mosq script to label the image

    python /mosquito_classifier/ <path_to_file>



Cyber Attack: Wannacry 2.0 and Prevention

So thats pretty much what this ransomware is, it exploits a vulnerablility within Windows system and eventually encrypts all your files and data making your
computer completely unusuable, then it demands a handsome amount of ransom
to Decrypt your files and make your Computer usable again.

Over 2 million systems all over the world are already affected by it and of which
5% from India only.

The Indian government is trying every bit to prevent this attack. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has organized a live session this morning
for awareness and prevention of this virus, they even mass mailed Indian citizens

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This is the first question that comes to mind right now, so here is how you can do that:

Windows update MS17-010
The virus uses EternalBlue exploit, which is closed by Microsoft security update MS17-010 released in March. I recommend that you check update center for presence of such an update (by code) on your computer (for example, code for Windows 7 will be KB4012212 or KB4012215).

If updates are not installed, you can download them from official Microsoft website:

For older systems (Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 R2), Microsoft released special patches:

Close ports 135 and 445
To prevent penetration, block the ports 135 and 445 through which the virus penetrates (in most cases they are not used by ordinary users).

To do this, open the console with administrator rights (cmd.exe -> run as administrator). And execute in turn two commands (after each command there should be status OK).

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule dir=in action=block protocol=TCP localport=135 name="Block_TCP-135"

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule dir=in action=block protocol=TCP localport=445 name="Block_TCP-445"

Disabling SMBv1 support
The vulnerability can also be closed by completely disabling SMBv1 support. Run this command in cmd (run as administrator).

dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:SMB1Protocol

Smart stay
Apart from these technical methods I’ll additionally recommend you to Search Safe,
Surf Safe, that is for this time being don’t even browse or download from Untrusted
Websites, torrents etc. And if possible then avoid using Windows for this time being.
Dual boot a free Linux distro and you don’t have to worry about these.
Please do not open any email which has attachments with tasksche.exe
Or rather don’t download any email attachments for the time being.


Well, thats definitely a bad news for sure but you have to take some important measures
If you find yourself infected then Do these without wasting time:

Immediately isolate the system from Network

Run cleanup tools and clean your computer of the virus, Download here 

Preserve the data even if its encrypted
So before cleaning up you might want to backup all your data in an external hdd,
Cause maybe in some days a Cure for this will be discovered and then you will be able to recover your data

If you are from India then Report the incident to CERT-In and local law enforcement agency

Send the Report to


Ransomware is writing itself into a random character folder in the ‘ProgramData‘ folder with the file name of “tasksche.exe” or in ‘C:\Windows\‘ folder with the file-name “mssecsvc.exe” and “tasksche.exe“.

Ransomware is granting full access to all files by using the command:
Icacls . /grant Everyone:F /T /C /Q

Using a batch script for operations:

use endpoint protection/antivirus solutions to detect these files and remove the same

Hashes for Wannacry:


Network Connections
The malware use TOR hidden services for command and control. The list of .onion domains inside is as following:

  • gx7ekbenv2riucmf.onion
  • 57g7spgrzlojinas.onion
  • Xxlvbrloxvriy2c5.onion
  • 76jdd2ir2embyv47.onion
  • cwwnhwhlz52maqm7.onion
  • sqjolphimrr7jqw6.onion


#FIX Ubuntu: Realtek 8723BE Weak WiFi

So, I bought my new Laptop on November 2015,  two months after my old Lenovo Z510 was stolen. And this is a hp pavillion with i5 6200U ULV Processor. Well, I couldn’t tell how much frustrating it was to downgrade from Ravaging quadcore i7 to an i5 that has only 2 cores. However, it couldnt be helped and I gotta improvise now.

Now, this laptop came with preinstalled Windows 10 but I am pretty much a Linux guy,
you see. So I needed to get any Linux distro running on my system asap.
I chose Ubuntu over any other Linux distro (2nd fav Fedora 😀 ), cause I’m very much fond of it.

I dual booted my laptop with Win10 and Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. It was running on top of latest Linux kernel 3.8.11 , after successfully installing Ubuntu I noticed someting,
I found that my WiFi signal is weak.

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I was completely Stunned at this cause I was just sitting next to my router and my WiFI signal is just two bars only. Not only that it was getting disconnected often due to poor signal. I thought my WiFi driver is not updated so I quickly updated them using following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install rtlwifi-new-dkms linux-firmware

But it Didn’t work . It was a frustrating experience and no solutions could be found.
I thought then this might be a hardware issue so, I booted back to Windows and there
it was all acting normally . I was clueless . I searched in Ubuntu Forums but did found no suitable solution to this problem.

I reinstalled Ubuntu with a version upgrade 15.04
But the problem remained at it was. I thought this maybe some bug in Ubuntu, So
I decided to give it a try with other distros, so one by one Solus, Fedora 23, RedHat, Mint
I installed all these but got the same WEAK wifi signal in not only Ubuntu but in every Linux Distros.

I understood that the bug is in the Linux Kernel itself. So i tried to upgrade the Kernel  to latest mainline version . Even after upgrading the kernel the problem remained.

Months have passed during al these . And there was still no solution to this problem.
I subscribed to every forum concerning this problem. One day, I found something on
a forum about my wifi driver RTL8723BE . A folk named Jerry Gorland wrote some
intereseting things about this problem .

“…for my particular case (HP Stream 11-r010 Cloudbook with N3050 Celeron and HP Model No. 792204-001 30x22mm M.2 Wi-Fi card): Moving the single antenna cable from one connector to the other (as shown in the attached diagram) solved the problem. This would explain why the laptop worked only when sitting right next to the Wi-Fi router: With Linux the card is configured to use the other connector compared to Windows. Now I am two floors up from my router and connected well with Xubuntu 14.04. With Xubuntu, all the hotkeys work…”

In his case the problem seem to have solved after he moved the single antenna cable to the other connector. If you gut-open your laptop then you would probably found something like this. This is the Wireless chip (wlan) inside our laptops and as you could see in the top-left corner of the picture there are two connectors there. By default the cable is connected to port 1 . But in this case as Jerry suggested we have to change it to port 2 .


Well, Jerry’s solution was risky but it was effective. People around the world were saying this is working. But too bad for me is my Laptop is still in warranty period I couldn’t just
gut-open my laptop and operate on it. I had to think of some other solution.

So, I researched a lot and learned that this may be a problem with the Driver Configuration in modprobe . Because the configuration was set up wrongly so the modules weren’t correctly loading into the OS Kernel . I reported this to Realtek  but they didn’t seem to take any notice of it. But, the good thing about Opensource community is here people help each other.

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A FOSS developer named Larry Finger (aka lwfinger) decided to take things into own hands. And he created a new repository and rebuilted the drivers for rtl8192ce, rtl8192se, rtl8192de, rtl8188ee, rtl8192ee, rtl8723ae, rtl8723be, and rtl8821ae.

Now it was all good to go, downloaded the zip and then used simple make command to install it .

$ make
$ sudo make install

Now the problem should have been solved by now but somehow it remained . So, we figured it out that this still have the issue with the Antenna part . The hardware fixing part
was seemed impossible to avoid now. We did a last try using this command

$ sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be
$ sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2

It was an wild attempt to somehow manipulate the kernel to treat the 2nd antenna as active . And Guess what ?


Quite miraculuosly! Did a quick scan around the networks . And it showed all networks with expected signal strength. But the setting wasn’t permanent after a reboot it’ll change back to default .

$ sudo iw dev wlp2s0 scan

But that is easy to handle . One just need to modify the modprobe configuration under root priviledge and save it as permanent.

$ sudo echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=2" > /etc/modprobe.d/50-rtl8723be.conf

Signal strength is Excellent now! The Problem which consisted for so long a time period has now been solved. Finally : )
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Life is all good now .