* Posts by Ray Miles

7 posts • joined 24 Jan 2008

India's GPS alternative launches second satellite

Ray Miles

Re: The poverty argument

This has singularly failed in India, poverty indexes have hardly moved in the last few decades.

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Re: Wrong!

Having the worst child malnutrition rates in the world and half the population with zero access to clean water and sanitation is i would suggest also shameful.

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I think you will find that UK state aid to India is very much on the decline, mainly at the insistence of the Indian government.

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Re: Poverty

No, poverty in India is absolute poverty, less than a dollar a day stuff.

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Meh

Its worse than that, half the population defecates in the street, in parts of Delhi there is one water tap for up to 100,000 people, largest slums in the world, child malnutrition worse than sub Sharian Africa etc, etc, etc, but heah nuclear weapons, a space program and the largest importer of weapons in the world, no problem.

Technology wise, great, but somewhat warped priorities.

PC virus forces three London hospitals into computer shutdown

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rayamailes

This have nothing to do with the OS and everything to do with the muppets running the system. If the desktops were properly locked down, and the users had the correct level of access none this would not have happend. Over the last ten years or so I have worked on mission critical networks with over 5000 Windows PC and have NEVER had any issues with viruses or malware.

Yes a Windows based network is easy to setup badly, but its also piss easy to setup well. Using some obscure minority OS which does not work with the mountain of lagacy systems being used out there in the real world is not the solution.

Apple's record Q1 no match for pessimism over economy

Ray Miles
IT Angle

More numbers ....

Microsoft has now shipped 100 Million copies of Vista, not great but also not a complete disaster.

OS X is just not a serious player in the corporate world, (outside of desktop publishing), if it was that great they would use it. TCO defeats Macs every time.

You may recall that Apple was the first to market with a decent GUI OS, however they blew it and this was mainly down to the arrogance of Jobs, some things never change.

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