How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Linus Torvalds? Who is he?

I do not know much about IT, but having a close friend who used to be a software engineer, I am bombarded with frequent updates on computers, mobile phones and the like, as well as their OS or operating systems. I was introduced to Linux (open system) many years ago, and was told it was to open up the monopoly held by Microsoft Corp. and their Windows, which could be found in almost every computer before. Well, Apple has their own unique systems, and they are still holding on well to their innovative products. Since then, the IT world had seen giant corporations created, like Google, and lately, Facebook, which made their founders multi-billionaires. I get the impression that Linus could have been as rich as, if not more than, Bill Gates, had he been more mercenary in his approach.

My friend has been informing me of all the advantages of Android, and lately NFC (Near Field Communication), which he thinks would be the tools of the future in mobile phones and convenience in payments or even for checking purposes before boarding at air or other terminals.

So it was supposed to be a great endorsement that the founder of Linux uses an Android phone...

Linus Torvalds uses an Android phone
http://www.coolsmartphone.com/2012/06/13/linus-torvalds-uses-an-android-phone/

Look up Wikipedia, for his achievements...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds

Depending on when we get involved with computers, his early computers were nothing to shout about by today's standards, but certainly better than those mainframe computers which were huge like filing cabinets (with embarrassingly small memory!) and need continuous air-conditioning to maintain them...

"His interest in computers began with a Commodore VIC-20.[13] After the VIC-20 he purchased a Sinclair QL, which he modified extensively, especially its operating system. He programmed an assembly language and a text editor for the QL, as well as a few games.[14] He is known to have written aPac-Man clone named Cool Man. On January 5, 1991[15] he purchased an Intel 80386-based IBM PC[16] before receiving his MINIX copy, which in turn enabled him to begin work on Linux.[8][17]"
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