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Shura Balaganov

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Recent posts by Shura Balaganov

Originally posted by Axel Janssen:
I have invited Abilash and ex-MD starlet Shura (nice to see you, btw.).



Axel and Punit, thanks for invites.

Axel, I thought "stralet" is used in reference to female actresses, and last time I checked I am neither nice to see ya too
15 years ago
Good day folks,

Can you send me 2 invitations?
Don't want to seem greedy but I need one for myslef, and with a few sites I am running one for webmaster issues. Can you send me a Private Message, or do I have to post email addresses? Don't want to publish emails, spam bots have been pretty nasty lately.

Thanks
Adios
15 years ago
Hi,

You can visit our site RusUsa.com - Russian America Today! to find that information. We have Russian Yellow Pages section where you should be able to find russian stores in the area. If you don't see what you are looking for, PM me or send email to the webmaster of RusUsa.com, I am sure someone will be able to help you out.

For anyone - if you are interested in great discussion on rusian-american politics, read info that you may not find on CNN and such - you are welcome on our site. Here's russian-american forum.

Shura.

P.S. Is this JR place getting any brighter? :roll:
15 years ago
Man, it's like I never left.
Still a dream...
15 years ago
Bullshit or scam. I entered url of my website, got the same 5 Ravish posted above. Someone is making a quick buck here, I'd sensor that URL, if I was a Sheriff... :roll:
[...hmmm...rereading my post...]
On second thought:
1. Hi Map
2. Didn't mean to sound offensive, but this link smells fishy.
Shura
[ August 20, 2003: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
16 years ago
This is one of the most spiritual threads I've read in MD.
16 years ago
I just ran into this issue, so I'm learning. Apparently, some researches state that Indigo Children phenomenon started in mid 80th. Since late 90th they say that 80-90% of all children are Indigo, which makes it a Top news to me.
Not sure if it's another hype though.
Shura
16 years ago
Thomas Paul: The other things you mentioned are part of a trade-off. We live with greehouse gases because if we stopped using fossil fuels then millions of people would die.
:roll: But if we keep using fossil fuels the way we use them, millions of people WILL die. Asking government and large corporations to sponsor research of new fuels is like letting a fox guard a henhouse.
You can choose not to work for company A. In fact one (hopefully) considers all different aspects of job offer before accepting a position. You can also choose not to drive a monster SUV to and from work.
Shura
16 years ago
Sriraj: Citizenship should be based upon where the loyalty of the heart lies. Not where the accident of birth took place.
Jim Yingst: Ideally, yes - if we had a means of reliably determining "loyalty of the heart". But since we don't, using birthplace as a starting point seems reasonable...

Yeah, and State Governments will be really happy with providing that... :roll: My loyalty of the heart will be to a place with highest paycheck and least amount of taxes then (lots of these "me" popped up lately and moved their businesses to Bermuda and such)
Shura
[ April 29, 2003: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
16 years ago
What do you guys think about this new fenomenon of Indigo children? Any encounters?
http://www.indigochild.com/
Shura
16 years ago
Eugene Kononov: You know what I think religion and God are? They are just a tradition, 10,000 (or more) years old, coming from the prehistoric times. It's still with us not because it is a good practice, or because there is any validity to it, but because it's so deeply embedded in our genes, from those times when the lightning struck the tree to produce fire that we used to get worm and cook the food. It's just like the class cast system in India and racial problems in America, -- it will take a long, long time before people come to their senses and realize that if there is such a thing as God all mighty, powerful, infinite, pure, loving, and just, he doesn't need people to worship him, -- in fact, it would be a mortal sin to do so.
Very poverfully atheistic. You don't honestly believe you descent from a monkey, do you?...
Why do people always regard "God" as a physical object? Without starting a theological debate, if you consider that there maybe commonalities between "religious" (or spiritual for that matter) believes, maybe Change of Faith makes no difference whatsoever. Changing a name doesn't nessesarily make a person change his or her beliefs.
Shura
16 years ago
Marilyn de Queiroz: The real Shura is registered and can post this in the appropriate forum.
it was the real shura. Anyway, I will neither announce company names nor I have any personal ties there, you'd have to go through normal channels. All I know is that, being in consulting business, I occasionally run across information that can lead to believing a company A is looking for talent X. I can email company names to interested parties, and you can just go to Jobcircle.com and search for jobs yourself.
16 years ago
Thomas Paul: Looks like about 20 posts per day. When he gets up to 1,000 we'll see how his idea works.
Alexa traffic rank of joelonsoftware.com: 70,431
Looks like it peaks at rank of about 40,000.
http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=joelonsoftware.com
For comparison: Alexa Javaranch.com traffic rank: 55,410.
http://www.alexa.com/data/details?url=javaranch.com
So in essence site traffic is pretty equal on both sites He does have a lot fewer posts though.
If you want to research a high-traffic community, try webmasterworld.com (Alexa rank 355, i.e. 355th site by traffic in the world!). They are a Webmaster resource site, and their rules are quite strict. I would've never bothered going there if not for great Webmaster resource discussions they have. They have a lot less sence of a community then MD had.
Shura
[ April 12, 2003: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
16 years ago
Here's a few suggestions for MD from JoelOnSoftware:
"Q. Your list of topics is sorted wrong. It should put the topic with the most recent reply first, rather than listing them based on the time of the original post.
A. It could do that; that's what many web-based forums do. But when you do that certain topics tend to float near the top forever, because people will be willing to argue about H1B visas, or what's wrong with Computer Science in college, until the end of the universe. Every day 100 new people arrive in the forum for the first time, and they start at the top of the list, and they dive into that topic with gusto.
The way I do it has two advantages. One, topics rapidly go away, so conversation remains relatively interesting. Eventually people have to just stop arguing about a given point.
Two, the order of topics on the home page is stable, so it's easier to find a topic again that you were interested in because it stays in the same place relative to its neighbors."

There's plenty more where it came from:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/BuildingCommunitieswithSo.html
Shura
16 years ago
Melvin Menezes: If I were Paul, I would avenge your post by actually conducting a social experiment - make you a moderator for MD for a few days
Can I be a moderator of MD? Oh, the revenge I'd have!...
16 years ago