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.