Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Who can be sued for IP

1) Power full companies - Don't sue them,Work with them.

If you sue, they may counter sue and take off your products from market. Finally you end up in protecting your resources and the damage created by them.

ex: Sun counter sued NetApp. Now NetApp is saying its customers - "we are not closed"

2) Equal power companies - Don't sue them, work with them, exchange IP so that both can expand.

ex: Cisco and Apple on Iphone trademark.
Apple and Sun on ZFS.

3) Low power companies - SUE them ( ex: Vonage - they will pay you all lifetime )

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MySQL to PostgreSQL

If you want to convert from MySQL to PostgreSQL, use the following command to have mysqldump spit out same SQL:

% mysqldump $DATABASE_NAME -v -nt --compatible=ansi,postgresql --complete-insert=TRUE --extended-insert=FALSE --compact --default-character-set=UTF8 -u $DATABASE_USER -p -r $OUTPUT_FILE

You should then hopefully be able to load this dump into your
PostgreSQL database using


from within psql.

Still i cannot import tables. I tried without the -nt option and the create statements are not compatible.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

The five richest people in the world with their net worth

Believe it or not, on top 5 two from India, This clearly indicates the who is next big economic power. It time to forget US. Business happens in India.

The five richest people in the world with their net worth

1. Mukesh Ambani ($63.2 billion)

2. Carlos Slim Helu ($62.2993 billion)

3. William (Bill) Gates ($62.29 billion)

4. Warren Buffett ($55.9 billion)

5. Lakshmi Mittal ($50.9 billion)

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bluetooth : standards

N800 made me a bluetooth fan, so was browsing on the standards web site.

The Link goes here

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wimax - IEEE Std 802.16-2004

Cisco Systems acquired Navini networks, This looks more a strategic decision of extending its portfolio to wimax networks. Another big hit for Wimax is ITU approved the IEEE 802.16 (now officially called IEEE Std 802.16-2004).

Expect Big wimax networks soon :-)
( forget north america, mostly we may see in India, Brazil or China )

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Article 49-0 of the Indian Constitution

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per a 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!
Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".
Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled .
Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them .
This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....
Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power,expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on.

--courtesy: viraju
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Vonage Goes To Court III - The AT&T Suit

"AT&T has filed a lawsuit against Vonage, claiming patent infringement. This is the third major lawsuit to have been brought against Vonage by a major phone company. Vonage lost the previous two lawsuits, brought by Sprint-Nextel and Verizon. How much more money can Vonage afford to give away? How can Vonage educate a jury on prior art? 'It said in a filing to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission that AT&T is seeking injunctive relief, compensatory and treble damages and attorneys' fees in unspecified amounts. Vonage said the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin on October 17.'"

from : http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/20/0022232&from=rss

poor voip
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Monday, October 15, 2007

playing with N800

Last some days, its all time with my new N800. yep i was impressed - impressed with the fact that it runs linux, the support it has with the linux community and the applications

looks at https://garage.maemo.org/

you will see around 320 projects hosted.

The real thing to replace mobile phones if wimax become reality.

more at :

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Friday, October 12, 2007

The Calf Love ...

Was browsing through Orcut. Nice to see the Old friends online after a lot years.

The little things came to notice :

The people who was not that into studies, who do all extra activities - almost all - are settled in US / out of India .The best part is most of them are very family oriented ( result from analysis of the pictures and scraps ).

The kids who were doing full time studies are in local jobs ( in India )- they still deserved to be called as kids.

Girls ( no matter how they studied or loved ) are mostly in US due to their spouse.

The collage couples - who were always together in college and were decided to live/die together ( or pretended so ) - 90% have different spouses. The best part was i was able to find the "Calf Love" mostly in their friends list.

Finally i understood .. thatz the way world works.

We need a past to have a future.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

700MHz vs. WiMAX

While speculation runs rampant that Sprint may cut back or cancel its WiMAX deployment, AT&T (www.att.com) signaled it intends to do something in the RF “beachfront property” – 700 MHz spectrum.

Earlier this week, AT&T announced it would buy the largest current holder of 700 MHz licenses in the U.S., Aloha Partners. AT&T will pay $2.5 billion in cash for the licenses and will obtain 12 MHz of spectrum covering 196 million people. The licenses cover all of the top 10 markets in the US and 72 of the top 100 U.S. markets, with a focus on former UHF TV channels 54 and 59.

Aloha was in the process of conducting several market trials and all of the 700 MHz spectrum it has purchased will be available for use after the DTV transition date in February 2009; in some area UHF TV stations are still operating either on or near the spectrum that Aloha had the rights for.

The 700 MHz band is frequently described as “beachfront property” for its ability to propagate through buildings and other obstacles, as well as its longer range when compared to other spectrum in U.S. A major metropolitan area that would require many 2.5 GHz WiMAX transmission sites could be served by one or two 700 MHz sites, depending upon geography and transmission power.

Meanwhile, Sprint is being pressed by Wall Street investors and analysts to cut back or shut down its WiMAX rollout. The no-WiMAX-camp wants Sprint to focus on being a cellular company, but others point out that without new products, Sprint has little new to offer customers in a time where cellular phone sales have leveled off in the United States. Both Intel and Motorola have committed substantial resources to deploying WiMAX equipment and Intel has also invested substantial money into second-largest U.S. WiMAX provider Clearwire.

In the end, Sprint may have no other strategic choice than to continue with their WiMAX deployment because they may not have the resources necessary to engage in aggressive bidding in the final round of 700 MHz auctions scheduled in January 2008. Sprint could have a fully deployed 4G WiMAX network deployed, operational, and with paying customers in 2008, while the 700 MHz spectrum won’t be fully “clear” until the DTV switchover in 2009

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Orginal By Doug Mohney

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Found on our white board - 2

"Even though 31 Oct = 25 Dec
Halloween will never come on Christmas" WHY ???

Clue :
Look on your calc program (scientific mode )

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Found on our white board.

There are 10 types of people
Those who understand binary,
And those who don't.

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Binary Dec
00 - 0
01 - 1
10 - 2
11 - 3

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Summary of best and worst with promise

Lot lot things , i feel i missed a lot because i didn't write timely

A) The best is qtopia's full open source phone: yep qtopia relased full source code.

Link : http://qtopia.net/modules/devices/

B) The worst is Vonage's Loss on IPR issue: read the Patent and felt sad to the people who allowed it to be a patent ( ex: a server which responses to queries to translate uri to a phone no: etc ). I wonder its just an application of database and its a server - i don't know its a database server - ODBC can do this, or if the patent is for combination of server, transaction etc then DNS do it. I belive the patents need to be more better.

C) Exciting ones ?

Yep its telepathy : http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/

Why ?

Look at http://laptop.org/laptop/ . An excellent stuff. I really love to get one or some hands on this for some time.

Look at N800 from Nokia: a full Linux tablet. An excellent device to have potential to replace all mobile phones in future with Wimax with sprint ( Sprint CEO stepped down - so what 'll happen to the wimax project ). Acanac offerd me one for free ( thanks to them - they are my VOIP provider )



Both uses telepathy and jabber.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

VoIP will make money, not save it

There are two problems with the hype around IP telephony.

First, it probably will not save users as much as they would end up spending on extra hardware to maintain call quality ­ the promise of savings is a red herring.

But there is a bigger problem in that most people punting IP telephony completely miss the point about its real value. They are stuck in a 130-year-old mindset in which telephony begins and ends with the ability of two people to talk when they are apart. Several embellishments have been added ­ voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding ­ but it is still all about talking. If all that has changed is the way the voice signal is carried, then voice over IP (VoIP) changes nothing.

But if voice is simply another data stream, then it can be mixed up and enriched with other data streams. Once that happens ­ once phone systems are connected to financial and customer records ­ a world of opportunities opens up. Business can start being extracted from a system that was previously just part of the furniture.

Link caller ID with other information, for example, and suddenly when customers call, their profiles pop up on screen even before the call has been answered. Everything can be seen ­ from outstanding invoices, to what happened last time the customer called the company, to how profitable the account is.

Making well-integrated information available to the right people as soon as or even before they need it makes for better, faster customer service and happier customers.

Even better, an integrated system makes it easy to keep information up to date. Suddenly, a customer relationship management system simply is an address book and it automatically tracks every phone call, SMS or email exchanged with every customer. The customer database is always up to date and shared throughout the organisation. It can also become a rich source of information for new business creation.

That is the true value of VoIP. Forget about saving pennies on phone calls and look instead to the new business it can create

from : http://www.dailypayload.com/2864
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