* Posts by amolbk

19 posts • joined 27 Jan 2015

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries says it's built its own 5G kit and hopes to sell to all comers

amolbk

Re: Great disruptor

In related news supporting your theory, the two seats reserved in Indian parliament (lower house) for Anglo-Indians were recently scrapped.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/two-lok-sabha-seats-reserved-for-anglo-indians-to-be-scrapped-after-cabinet-approval-2412635.html

Now waiting for reserved seats for Indian-Anglos in House of Commons.

Academics: We hate to ask, but could governments kindly refrain from building giant data-slurping, contact-tracing coronavirus monsters?

amolbk

This letter sponsored by...

Corporates building giant data-slurping, contact-tracing social monsters.

Indian city floats camera-packing surveillance balloon to zoom in on quarantine-quitters

amolbk

Re: Buttle/Tuttle

For the record:

- "Aarogya Setu becomes fastest growing mobile app with 50 million users in 13 days": https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/news/aarogya-setu-becomes-fastest-growing-mobile-app-with-50-million-users-in-13-days/ar-BB12E7DH

- "...the app could also have feature phones versions, with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras working on IVRS-based features, with testing reaching “maturity levels.”": https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/beyond-contact-tracing-aarogya-setu-may-find-use-in-policy-inputs/articleshow/75078678.cms

India crowdsources COVID-19 response – startups told to make YouTube vids to win

amolbk

COVID-19 status in India

In case anyone interested: https://covidout.in/.

It is 50 years since Blighty began a homegrown and all-too-brief foray into space

amolbk

Re: Poor project management? Never!

Yes, i misread. Thanks.

amolbk

Re: Poor project management? Never!

"The disappointing performance of Black Arrow launcher R2 in September 1970 was not due to poor project management, bad fundamental design, or low grade effort. We know we were taking a gamble in trying to make do with so few test launches, and the gamble went against us."

Hmm. No, the management is never at fault. It's always the workers. In our software project RCA (root cause analysis) the cause almost always is "coding and unit testing"! Victors write history.

Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

amolbk

Culture & Empire

Reminded me of Culture & Empire by Pieter Hintjens.

The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

amolbk

Hang on, Mozilla

The only hope i see for Firefox is to hang on till the next disruption displaces one or more of the current rulers (Google, Apple) and promotes Firefox.

India to launch moon mission in March 2018

amolbk

Re: Lunar rover design

More likely, a modified Range Rover.

For now, GNU GPL is an enforceable contract, says US federal judge

amolbk
Unhappy

It's 2017

and we are still interpreting/debating GPL. Greed wins.

PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

amolbk

A telling sign of the times

As Britain exits a weakening EU, India -- its erstwhile biggest and most lucrative colony -- enters SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization).

UK web host 123-Reg goes TITSUP, customer servers evaporate

amolbk

In related (hoax) news

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/man-accidentally-deletes-his-entire-company-with-one-line-of-bad-code-a6984256.html

India to educate 60 million more village homes about tech

amolbk

"The world's most-populous nation..."

Not until 2022.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India

How Microsoft will cram Windows 10 even harder down your PC's throat early next year

amolbk

Re: Windows 7 on a P4 (Unsupported PCs)

I hope they don't automatically download Windows 10 on unsupported PCs.

Boffins feud over Indian PM's Silicon Valley visit

amolbk

Rebuttal

A comprehensive rebuttal to the academics' open letter by Minhaz Merchant:

http://www.dailyo.in/politics/us-academics-open-letter-silicon-valley-ceos-narendra-modi-digital-india-2002-gujarat-riots/story/1/5976.html

Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that...

amolbk

> but the URL explaining *which features will be available* is not yet active

It is now:

http://windows.com/windows10specs

Massive police 'heavy equipment' robot drags out suspect who hid inside television

amolbk

Maybe they are testing/training on the equipment in reasonably controlled environments?

Indian phone buyers decide home is where the heart is

amolbk

Re: Is it about national pride, or about language support?

It's about price, features (including language support).

Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? NOT SO FAST

amolbk

How to move offline maps to SD card

@Eddy Ito -- I used 'Storage Check' app to 'move' my maps to the SD card. This app has been replaced by Storage Sense, which unfortunately does not have the moving maps to SD card feature.

See here for details: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-move-offline-map-data-your-sd-card-windows-phone.

Notes:

- Storage Check does not show up in the Store. Use the download link given in the above article to install it.

- You need to delete your existing maps on the phone, and then download them again after switching their location to the SD card.

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