This is the budget version.
"Indian Mars probe successfully completes mission as slashdot twits eat large quantities of Humble Pie!!"
This project is life changing for a billion people. By the end of the decade and into the next decade its effect on Indian society and the economy will become clearly visible. Such projects have great challanges to overcome and there will be some cases of fraud but it will be on a substantially smaller scale than currently happens.
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I like my all knowing computers to constantly remind humans of their insignificance and gross inferiority. No computer personified this more than ORAC from the 1980's British Sci-Fi "Blake's 7".
and remember "modesty would be dishonesty" for such an intelligence!
Do I get a reason why this submission was declined?
Also with a per capita GDP of about 1,500 USD your definition of middle class is pretty low-end.
Have you heard of "Purchasing Power Parity"? If not then hit up Wikipedia and learn about it so I don't have to waste precious seconds of my life correcting your ignorance.
Its not like most slashdotters are getting any.
Only on Slashdot does an AC get modded Informative for pointing out that the LHC is in Europe.
and modded as 'Insightful' for pointing out that Europe is not part of America.
When Google are testing their cars in India then we know they are about ready...
This is just what India needs to energise public opinion and motivate politicians and government to actually rebuild India's decrepit old infrastructure.
The Amiga was probably the first affordable personal computer that had a mutitasking GUI as shipped. Plus specialised multi-processing of sorts if you included the custom chips.
CP/M did not have multitasking at all. AmigaOS did but the lack of memory protection and / or virtual memory made it very flakey.
Memory Management Units (MMUs) integrated into CPUs were not common place till much later - MC68030s and onwards firsted used in big box Amigas such as the A3000. You need this hardware to efficiently implement memory protection and virtual memory. Yes, flakey apps would bring the system down quickly but that meant bugs were either fixed quickly or the application was not used. I used many applications on my Amiga and stability was usually pretty good, especially comapared to the MSDOS/Windows of the time. It is not that hard for a good software developer to eliminate those bugs from his application that would crash the system.