Monday, January 31, 2005

IBM's "donations" to the community (which community?Medical?Mechanical Engg?Gel embodiment?)

Quoting Jonathan:

"ps. You've got to love IBM's ability to play the community. Going through some of the patents they "donated" to the open source community a few weeks back, it looks as if they all, curiously, seem to be due for payment - and thus potential expiration - this year. Were they destined for the bit bucket (turns out IBM is among the largest patent expirers in the world, along with its largest issuer).

And some of the patents have nothing to do with open source software - my favorite in the heap is this one. Not sure that's going to be quite the comfort the community's looking for. Here are a few others - for those working in gel embodiments; and for the open source doctors in the crowd.

We know we need to help the community understand how to take advantage of our grant - but at least all 1600 of the patents we've granted to the world were for operating systems and software (USPTO 700, for the wonks in the crowd)."

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Nothing like snubbing a slashdotter

Got really infuriated by a posting by stupid linux-only idiots on slashdot (on the eve of sun releasing the sources for solaris.) This was my reply...

Numbskulls like you deserve to be sued the shit ouf of, by someone like SCO. Learn to give credit where it's due. All you ingrates at slashdot will one day realise that calling sun evil & throwing the Linux buzzword takes you nowhere. Can you count upto 10 million? No? That's how many lines of code sun will be giving up. They're opening up their crown jewel.They didn't have to do that. S10 has enough great features to make it scorch the market, beating your low end, kick ass cheap linux servers hollow. They did that to reiterate their commitment for the community. They've ALWAYS given more to the community that IBM or HP. The latter 2 are the evil ones, hoodwinking shortsighted slashdotters by throwing the Linux word. Yes. Linus torvalds did a great thing by giving away the kernerl free. But so will sun now. FREE.OPEN SOURCE. Enough is enough. You now have a SUPERIOR OS open sourced. Go with it or be left behind, using some ancient linux version and dancing to the tunes of IBM & HP. btw, look at the 500 patents IBM has given out & the 1670 that sun has.You'll see that sun's patents pertain to current,hot, bleeding edge technologies. And of course, i shouldn't even mention HP. Who cares even they give out the code for ALL their rickety management software and the legacy HP-UX. They're just an integrator, an imaging & printing company. They never have & never will matter.Time you saw the light, ungrateful, dim witted slashdotters!I'm sick of your brainless anti-sun rhetoric.Use some logic.Get your grey cells working. There's nothing wrong in supporting another open source initiative for a superior OS. And this has nothing to do with M$, for chistsake.

Here's the original thread...

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Amazing quote by Swami Vivekananda

This is the actual source : "We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."

Sun's the #1 Unix server seller. Really comforting. :-) (I didn't know this.What an idiot!!)

I read about that in this article that talks about the release of DTrade sources.That's the first installment of OpenSolaris:Sun to release first OpenSolaris tidbit Tuesday .

"Rivals have responded differently to the arrival of Linux. Hewlett-Packard and IBM, the No. 2 and No. 3 sellers of Unix servers after Sun, embraced the operating system years before Sun and did so with more enthusiasm. IBM and HP see Linux as a way to advance their favored processor designs--IBM's Power and Intel's Itanium, respectively..."

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

And the geek shall inherit the earth...

Hee Haww!!!I found the link to this test on Alan Hargreaves' page and took it up.And,guess what...

I am nerdier than 83% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

What does it mean?Well, this was the final verdict, after the test...
"Overall, you scored as follows:
17% scored higher (more nerdy), and
83% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean?
Your nerdiness is:

High-Level Nerd. You are definitely MIT material, apply now!!!"
Now, how flattering is that? :p