Thursday, 29 October 2015

List of GPS Stations in Antarctica


If you are reading this post, I can only wonder what is your motivation for knowing about the GPS stations in Antarctica. I am glad you are interested in Antarctica. The list is of the unique four character codes of the GPS stations in Antarctica. You can use to get the station product files or RINEX files if you wish to process them yourself.

  1. HOWE
  2. AMU2
  3. BUMS
  4. PECE
  5. WLCT
  6. FALL
  7. BENN
  8. WHL1
  9. LAO2
  10. RAMG
  11. GZ19
  12. LAO9
  13. WHL2
  14. STEW
  15. GZ01
  16. RMBO
  17. IGGY
  18. CRDI
  19. REC1
  20. WHTM
  21. REC2
  22. WWAY
  23. DEVI
  24. LWN0
  25. PIRT
  26. WILN
  27. WHN0
  28. WAIT
  29. WAI2
  30. WAIS
  31. BURI
  32. FTP4
  33. MIN0
  34. PATN
  35. SCTB
  36. MCM4
  37. MCMC
  38. MCMD
  39. COTE
  40. UTHW
  41. DRIL
  42. CON2
  43. CONG
  44. FLM5
  45. MACG
  46. E1GP
  47. HOOZ
  48. HOG2
  49. E1G2
  50. RAYG
  51. HOWN
  52. PHIG
  53. NAUS
  54. LEHG
  55. ELHT
  56. BOMZ
  57. ABBZ
  58. CLRK
  59. SDLY
  60. HAAG
  61. ROB4
  62. LTHW
  63. MCAR
  64. KHLR
  65. FIE0
  66. BEAN
  67. TOMO
  68. BRIP
  69. PIG1
  70. PIG2
  71. SUGG
  72. MKIB
  73. BOAR
  74. SOW1
  75. SOW4
  76. SOW3
  77. SOW2
  78. LNTK
  79. INMN
  80. BERP
  81. BACK
  82. HTON
  83. GMEZ
  84. LPLY
  85. JNSN
  86. BREN
  87. THUR
  88. VL01
  89. VL12
  90. FOS1
  91. WLCH
  92. VL30
  93. TRVE
  94. ROTB
  95. CAPF
  96. PRPT
  97. LPRD
  98. FLSK
  99. ROBN
  100. VNAD
  101. FONP
  102. HUGO
  103. DUPT
  104. PAL2
  105. SPGT
  106. SOG1
  107. SOG3
  108. KEPA
  109. SOG2
Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

What Racism Taught Me About Feminism

Get, set, rant!

United States of America has witnessed several cases with high media attention where black men were killed or harassed by policemen out of proportion of their crimes. For a white man, he might have just walked free. An elderly Indian man who was visiting his son in the United States was left in a state of paralysis after police manhandled him. You can read about it here. A lot of incidents of racism lead people to protest with "#BlackLivesMatter". People who believed that these incidents are gathering too much attention retaliated with "#AllLivesMatter".

There is a reason why "#AllLivesMatter" in-spite of being a Utopian dream and true is wrong in this context. There exists structured racial discrimination against Blacks in USA. White kids were not gunned down for roaming around at night. I could go on and on, but it should suffice to say that when you deflate "BlackLivesMatter" to "AllLivesMatter" you are trying to take attention away from the problem of structural racism against Blacks. You have become a part of the problem. You are refusing to see your own privilege. AllLivesMatter is a denial of the injustices faced by a whole section of people simply because of their skin colour. Some people see BlackLivesMatter as a form of reverse racism. Just the way equal women's rights are seen as subjugation of men.

In all honesty, all lives are not equal. They have never been. We can only work towards making them all matter equally. Example joke: Bush: We are planning to kill 25 million Iraqis and a bicycle repairman.
Clinton: Why would you kill a bicycle repairman?
Bush: See! I told you nobody cares about 25 million Iraqis.

Here comes feminism, I am sure every feminist has been asked "don't you believe that men are equal. Then why are you fighting only for women's rights?". When #HeForShe was trending an acquaintance said "why #HeForShe" instead of "#HeForHimselfAndEveryoneElse". You have effectively denied all the problems that are perpetrated on women by men only because of their gender. You do not want to see your privileges because of being a male. It is also important to understand the concept of intersectionality of privileges and discrimination. As a girl born to 'educated open-minded parents' I am privileged compared to those girls who were killed at birth or those who were denied education by their parents because of gender. Because of my family's financial status I could afford to go to good schools and end up in a reputed college. This makes me more privileged than a hell lot of people, simply because my parents could afford to send me to a good school. Since I am not lesbian I don't have to face homophobia. I am privileged. Since I have lived in conflict free zones, my life has been stable compared to several others. I am not physically handicapped which makes me privileged in a wide variety of areas. BUT I am less privileged than a male born in absolutely same conditions. He can step out at night without the fear of being sexually assaulted by random romeos on the streets. Yes, mugging is there but that is not because of his gender. His education will never be questioned but there are people who raise questions about "Return of Investment" on women's education. Yes, I might get a few advantages here and there in companies looking to recruit women, but that will diminish exponentially as I age. And it's not me saying this but a lot of working women have complained of their equal work being undervalued compared to their male colleagues.

Feminism taught me that the problem of women's rights being questioned, their problems being undervalued is not specific to feminism. NO group wants to see its privileges and another group being discriminated in the same areas where they are privileged. All of us have a misconception that while removing discrimination we are giving up our rights. No, we are just giving up our privileges. And, no, that is NOT subjugation. During the suffrage movements, posters depicting how equal voting rights for women would lead to subjugation of men.

I have also learned that humans have very less empathy for each other. If drinking each others blood would give us a million gold coins, humans wouldn't refrain from doing that. Yes, I have no faith in homo sapiens. Yes, I have given up on humanity. Because people use it only when it suits them. But the only thing I can do is realize the discriminated groups and work for them.