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REFUND OF DUTY: SOME BASIC CONCEPTS

some times less duty is paid and some times more duty is paid by the assessee or more duty is ‘taken’ by the Department. In Central Excise Act, both situations are fairly dealt with. The Department is entitled recovery of duties short levied and short paid along with interest and penalty, (Sec 11A of ACT). Similarly the assessee is entitled for the claim of refund, if the Duty is paid more or if the assessee is entitled to get the…

Go Hack Nights at Cloudflare

At Cloudflare we’re extensively using the Go programming language to build a better Internet. Go is a free and open source programming language created by Google in 2007 and open sourced in 2009. Earlier this year, Go made news when it entered the list of top 10 programming languages on the TIOBE Index. Recently we launched an internal monthly Go Hack Night at our San Francisco office, open to anyone who works at Cloudflare regardless of their department or position.…

A New Cybersecurity Strategy for Europe

October is European Cybersecurity Month, an annual advocacy campaign to raise awareness of cyber risks among citizens and businesses, and to share best practices in cybersecurity. This year’s campaign was launched at an event in Estonia, a country which both holds the current Presidency seat of the European Council and is well known as being highly cyber aware and digitally savvy. It is fitting, therefore, that it is under Estonia’s Presidency that the European Commission announced a number of initiatives…

What’s coming in the next five years? — ScienceDaily

Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks, such as aerial photography and security patrols. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem. Now a single operator using emerging human-brain interfaces can control a swarm of drones, making possible new classes of applications, according to Panos Artemiadis, director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control (HORC) Lab at Arizona State University. Artemiadis…

Genes which determine animal complexity, or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin, have been identified for the first time — ScienceDaily

Genes which determine animal complexity — or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin — have been identified for the first time. The secret mechanism for how a cell in one animal can be significantly more complex than a similar cell in another animal appears to be due to proteins and their ability to control ‘events’ in a cell’s nucleus. The research, by biochemist Dr Colin Sharpe and colleagues in the University…

Serving 100 Gbps from an Open Connect Appliance – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

By Drew Gallatin In the summer of 2015, the Netflix Open Connect CDN team decided to take on an ambitious project. The goal was to leverage the new 100GbE network interface technology just coming to market in order to be able to serve at 100 Gbps from a single FreeBSD-based Open Connect Appliance (OCA) using NVM Express (NVMe)-based storage. At the time, the bulk of our flash storage-based appliances were close to being CPU limited serving at 40 Gbps using single-socket…

Physical abuse and punishment impact children’s academic performance — ScienceDaily

A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children’s cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation. Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology and co-funded faculty member of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and Jamie Cage, assistant professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, found that children’s performances and engagement in the classroom are significantly influenced by their exposure…

UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures — ScienceDaily

Ice analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between -210°C and -120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets. Molecular bonds in the ice are severed when irradiated by ultraviolet light inside interstellar molecular clouds, facilitating the formation of complex organic substances including prebiotic molecules. Thus, scientists believe interstellar ice to be “cradles” of organic compounds, but little has…

Let’s Encrypt & App Engine, pt. 2 – Square Corner Blog – Medium

The easier way to renew Let’s Encrypt certificates on an app engine site For more background on using Let’s Encrypt with Google’s App Engine, read the original post Setting up https for your website When it came time to renew my Let’s Encrypt certificates for Google’s App Engine, I wanted to see whether I could improve the process. For my first attempt, I tried out the DNS verification method. I updated the appropriate TXT records for my domain, but either wasn’t…

Analyzing distributed trace data – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Brittany Herr | Pinterest engineering intern Naoman Abbas | Pinterest engineer, Visibility Earlier this year we open sourced Pintrace, a distributed tracing pipeline. A trace follows a request as it moves through a backend, tracking where and how it spends its time. Traces are made up of spans, each of which represents an operation. At Pinterest, there are tens of services and hundreds of network calls per-trace. The information from distributed tracing provides deep visibility into what goes on in our…