Stories By 'Bibhu Luitel'
At some point or the other, everyone encounters a Captcha on the internet. This little annoyance, designed to differentiate between humans and robots in a reverse Turing test, asks users to input text from garbled images or to identify which pictures includes images of cars or street signs or pavements.
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Pancha Narayan Asta Narayan (Panc), Kathmandu’s oldest bicycle shop, has started selling Electric Conversion Kits (ECKs) that turn normal bicycles into electric ones.
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The International ISBN Association has sought clarification from the Tribhuvan University Central Library about its issuance of ISBN barcodes to books published in Nepal, following a report in The Kathmandu Post earlier this week about the ineffectiveness of those identification numbers in the majority of the books published in Nepal.
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Flip to the back cover of any book and chances are you’ll see a barcode with a string of numbers above it.
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Among mountains of bottles, used electronics, cardboard and paper, Panchamaya Tamang works diligently, sorting out each recyclable into its own pile.
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Whenever Suresh Rajbhandari passes by in his neighbourhood, everyone greets him. A few ask him if he needs help, but he refuses, comfortably tapping his way around with a white cane.
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