Friday, March 16, 2018

Airbus is switching to a Cloud-based American product - Google's G Suite - Is Airbus out of its mind? [COMPACTIDEA]

I actually couldn't believe my eyes when I read that Airbus - one of the crown jewels of Europe and one of the most important competitors of America in both passenger aircraft and defense/military products - is switching to a Cloud-based service [Google's G Suite] from its current on-premise product [Microsoft Office]. Is Airbus's CIO really such a fool that he's going to put all of Airbus' sensitive communications, documents, emails and other stuff right in the hands of the Americans? Does he really not believe or know that the Americans are going to get real-time access to all of Airbus' data stored in the Cloud? Perhaps this is what the famous British saying “penny wise, pound foolish” means. This CIO will practically outsource his own job to Google to save some money and give away all Airbus data to his competitors. He should be fired without any delay.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Huawei is a giant now, and there are real reasons why America is so afraid of it

Just one read of the introduction summary of Huawei on its current Wikipedia article is enough to thoroughly impress the reader. Huge number of employees, huge revenue, huge profits, vast number of countries served, huge spending on R&D [spread across the world], large proportion of employees engaged in R&D, very wide product portfolio, and so on. In short, impressive in everything it's doing. And it's growing by leaps and bounds. No wonder the US is scared of Huawei. To the point that it's routinely using lame excuses to slow down Huawei's growth [it won't work]. The fear is real. In Asia, Europe and elsewhere, Huawei is stealing business from American competitor companies. Huawei is making innovations which threaten America's current lead in electronics/semiconductor technology. Huawei is earning China truckloads of foreign exchange through exports. And in a way Huawei is also an instrument of China's foreign policy. America is rightfully frightened by Huawei's rapid ascend, but fortunately it cannot and will not be able to stop Huawei's - and China's - rise. America's era is fading away.

Friday, March 02, 2018

It shouldn't be ruled out - it's possible that climate change, global warming, etc., are concepts created by America's CIA to weaken oil-dependent enemies such as Russia and Iran

I'm myself a science and mathematics guy, but I also see pretty well how America's CIA works behind the scenes in unimaginable ways to influence the minds [and ultimately actions] of the world's people, ultimately to harm America's perennial enemies - Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. So when I say that it's possible that contemporary global concerns such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, environmental damage, etc., have been created and fueled by pro-US and anti-world agencies of US [chiefly CIA], it shouldn't be labeled a conspiracy theory and quickly written off. Instead, the possibility should be allowed. The CIA has every reason to make people switch from fossil fuels and petroleum to electricity and other renewable sources of energy - it would severely weaken crude-dependent economies of US adversaries such as Russia and Iran, and increase the relative power and dominance of US. What's not to like here?

The modules for Handspring's Springboard Expansion Slot can be thought of as apps installed on a mobile operating system [COMPACTIDEA]

If you think about it broadly, there isn't much of a difference between the hardware modules that were available for Handspring's line of PDAs, and the software apps that we routinely install on mobile OSes such as Android or Windows Phone. The PDA device itself can be thought of as an OS, which provides a platform for expansion. And we insert various hardware modules into the PDA to add/provide specific capabilities. Sounds just like what applications do to an operating system.

Friday, February 16, 2018

British newspapers regularly report news about Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand and South Africa [COMPACTIDEA]

The regularity and interest with which British newspapers cover these former colonies seems to suggest that the hangover of Britain's imperial past hasn't yet gone. By frequently reporting on these nations [both news and opinion pieces, as well as usual British foreign policy propaganda], it appears that British news media is still trying to express or exert some sort of indirect control [or maybe "claim"] over these countries/territories, as if it's still the "duty" or "right" of Britain to stay interested in the affairs of these independent, sovereign countries. British newspapers' coverage of Hong Kong, for example, is quite nasty at times, as if Britain has anything to do with HK.

Friday, February 09, 2018

America likely has, or will have, an eye on Russia's Aeroflot airline - because Aeroflot's use of Russian-built aircraft helps Russia's defense industry too

Just like the vast military-related orders received by Boeing also directly or indirectly help its passenger planes business, use of Russian-manufactured airplanes by Aeroflot also helps Russian defense industry. In light of this, would America be comfortable with the increasing use of Russian-built civilian aircraft by Russia's legendary international airline Aeroflot? The loss to America is double - lost revenues/profits at Boeing and significant financial support to the Russian defense-industrial base. 

When Aeroflot's CEO makes statements like the one below, he obviously exposes his company to scrutiny by anti-Russian American hawks:

"In today's geopolitical context we believe it is essential that there is competitive Russian-made technology, and that it is of the highest quality and competitively priced. For this reason our partnership with Rostec, our largest partner and a shareholder of Aeroflot, is of critical importance." - [link 1] [link 2]

Monday, February 05, 2018

Vladimir Putin could secretly be baiting America to bankrupt itself by spending hundreds of billions of dollars on nuclear weapons that won't ever be used

So many times it has been said that the development costs of the F-35 fighter aircraft are too high. They complain about wasted tens of billions of dollars on this white elephant. And then, all of a sudden, they go out and commit between 1,200 and 1,700 billion dollars for modernization/overhaul of nuclear weapons. In comparison, the complaints about F-35's "steep" costs start looking rather childish. America's military-industrial complex now has its ambitions in the trillions. Billions won't wet the tongues of these big guys anymore. The milking of the public must be in trillions now. But could it be a calculated move by Vladimir Putin? To "force" America to spend trillions on atomic bombs [that won't ever be used]? Perhaps implying a zero return on investment? Thus making America hollow from within and eventually imploding and bankrupting it? If Mr. Putin can pull this one off, it will be one of the greatest contributions to mankind by anyone in the world's history. Just imagine how much peaceful this world will become without America's never-ending wars and bombardments and drones and missiles and fighter aircraft.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

South Korea should develop national dignity and a national identity instead of always licking America's dirty bottom [COMPACTIDEA]

South Korea should stop being so womanly all the time. It always bends down too much for the US, as if feeling no shame in publicly admitting that it considers America its master, which can whip it as it pleases. When South Korea gives out such statements, it's the South's own dignity and identity that gets shaken. It appears that the South is always eager to please America [and also to not offend it in any way]. This is too girlie and not befitting of an economic, manufacturing and technology powerhouse. South Korea shouldn't think that there's no world possible without America. There is. And it's actually a better world.

Airbus is prostituting itself and endangering its future in order to save its flagship A380 program - but it isn't the only one doing this [COMPACTIDEA]

This is somewhat similar to what Russia is being forced to do, most unfortunately. Airbus is desperate for the survival of its flagship A380 program, and in its desperation it's doing what a prostitute routinely does - sell her body, her mind and her dignity in order to make money for her survival. That's the harsh truth about the so-called "industrial partnership" that Airbus has offered to China for the A380 airliner. This uncomfortable reality - that the A380 has been converted into a sort of industrial prostitute - has been nicely packaged into sophisticated sounding phrases such as "industrial partnership" by cunning MBAs who are naturally concerned with only their own jobs and care least about the future of the iconic company or of Europe. China will quite obviously and rightfully milk as much know-how and technology as it can from this "partnership" in return for throwing airplane orders at Airbus, and it'll help them advance at a higher pace in their domestic aircraft programs such as the C919 and CR929.

Good for Asia and good for the emerging world order!