Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wifi vs WiMax ??

Wifi or Wimax ??

Australian wireless carrier Buzz Broadband has shuttered its WiMAX network, describing the technology as a "disaster" that has "failed miserably".

Other side ??

Intel Wi-Fi Provides 6 Mbps Over 100 km

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Home Market - My view on Vancovuer

Last few days, was browsing through for home listings and was talking to realtors, private sellers and some friends who own houses.

The people who brought houses some year back are trying to sell and get profit.

The new people who brought houses are really struggling on the payment.I am strongly expecting the housing crash to affect Vancouver too. Reason : more people take loans through consultant, the job of consultant is to get a big money,so lot people have taken more than they can afford.They all expect the money to go up and get more money out of it.

If a home has income of 60k /annum he gets 5k per annum, in a normal scene without tax, 5 k to hand and 2.5 k for mortgage. But the fact is total money is not coming to hand, there is taxes, and then people wont consider other expenses related to home while buying (heat and hydro ). They are going very up than expected. If one person of home goes sick ? full budget to more loans.

The high pay jobs are information based and they are shifting to places where there is low pay. Now how people can expect they will get paid high for providing services to the low pay people.

Finally these people who brought houses for high money expecting somebody will buy for more money is going to end up as losers.

The finance guy was saying : "If you need i can arrange more money ". I felt he is saying "my commission is based on how much you take".

The realtor was saying " For buying a house: buy a house and them wait than waiting to buy a house" . I felt its this way, " i wanna get my money, so buy now".

What i decided is wait, and not to pay a 250k worth house 500k because somebody is saying prices are high. As there is no more high pay job opportunities no point in saying prices are up.

The fun part is last day ( march 28 - spring ) was snowing in Vancouver )
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Is the chip war back on?

2 cores, 4 cores ? 3 cores next 6 cores

Happens, Thatz how chips works. AMD came up with a 3 core chip at a lower price than quad core.

read :

and Intel planning for a 6 core chip.

parallelism in OS may be a very great stuff for some time.

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TCL PCAP (tcap ) lib makefile for mac

$ cat Makefile
all: tcap.c pcaputil.c
gcc -O2 -Wall -pedantic -g -c -I/usr/local/include/tcl8.3/
gcc -O2 -Wall -g -c pcaputil.c
gcc -dynamiclib -g tcap.o pcaputil.o -lpcap -ltcl -o

mkdir -p /System/Library/Tcl/tcap
cp pkgIndex.tcl /System/Library/Tcl/tcap/pkgIndex.tcl
cp /System/Library/Tcl/tcap/

rm -f *.core *.o *.so

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Google Summer of Code 2008 is on

The Google summer code is on, check the link : for more details.

Lot lot open code ..., lets see how much translates to useful code.

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HTC names Google phone 'Dream'

The mobile phone High Tech Computer (HTC) has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called "Dream," and it will have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.

HTC may become the first handset maker in the world to put out a mobile phone developed around Android, but it faces stiff competition from Samsung, a separate source said. Samsung has stepped up its effort to put out a Google phone, the person said.

HTC's Google handset is just over 5 inches long and 3 inches wide, with a keypad underneath the screen that either slides out or swivels out. The aim of the keypad is for easy e-mail, note-taking, and writing Web addresses. Internet navigational controls are situated below the screen on the handset.

The handset will likely hit the market near the end of this year, the person said.

The company officially remained mum on the handset. "We cannot comment on this product," said Maggie Cheng, an HTC representative.

Last November, HTC became the first company to admit to developing a mobile phone based on Android, although Samsung, Motorola, and other handset developers are part of the group dedicated to furthering the software, the Open Handset Alliance.

Android, an open source software platform that includes an OS, is designed to take advantage of Internet services for mobility. The software could become a potent new rival to Windows Mobile and other handset operating systems. At the launch ceremony, Google announced that over 30 companies had joined the Open Handset Alliance.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

100-year-old model for electric car coming back

To promote itself, Detroit Electric--a new joint venture between Zap and China's Youngman Automotive Group--plan to release a limited number of cars based around the Detroit Electric, an electric car produced by the Anderson Electric Car Co. in the early part of the 20th century.

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Child like intelligence created in Second Life

Do you really think we are in a second life ?

Hindu philosophy says all around you is maya. The news is man is able to create intelligence in the virtual world called second like. so the creature in second life thinks like a 4 yr old person.

read details at :,childlike-intelligence-created-in-second-life.aspx

I think we too are. there are 4-5 virtual worlds created initially and somebody was doing experiments. Then they tested the server to server communication and that how we have whites, Blacks, Asians , South Asians etc etc happened.

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Open AIM 2.0

I was a big fan of AOL chat while in 1999 time, later i don't know why , i left.

Some days before, found an interesting article on AOL's new Open AIM .


AOL published its protocol and inviting developers.

Now my question is where all a developer need to concentrate - XMPP, SIMPLE, AIM or some more as they get published.

A simple 2.0 dilemma :-)

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Iphone SDK

writing 2 days late. March 6 the Apple announce the Iphone/Ipod Touch SDK. This is a great move when we look on the direction of the Mobile industry.

Every body trying to do the "Non Core stuff is Open".

Now we have 3+ SDKs for Mobile apart from the J2ME

You can find more details at

The best part is money associated with it. There is an iFund associated with the applications. Apply with business plans and get 100M as fund.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

2 escalators :Simple life, Its just choice

Was walking from skytrain station to work, there are 2 escalators in front of me, I came to one and found its not working, still lot people walking on it as 2 raws. Switched to the second one which is working, stood on the raw which doesn't walk, the walking raw was almost null and i found later one guy walking up on that raw.

Was wondering life is also like this :

Lot people walks on the stagnant one - and they reach up
Lot people are stagnant but they reach up because the system is moving.
Some people who walks on the moving system so they reach up in half time than rest.

Which one is good ?

I don't know, i felt all has its advantages

The walking on stagnant on says : When going gets tough the tough gets going and they are healthy because of walk.

The stagnant people : They enjoy the free moments on laziness still moves (look at me and my thoughts at that time )

The walking people on working system : They reach to half time so they can do more things in the time others reach that level

Simple life, Its just choice.

NB: escalator: a power-driven set of stairs arranged like an endless belt that ascend or descend continuously

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