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Comment: Re:In coming calls are free in India. (Score 2) 177

by priyank_bolia (#41506753) Attached to: Indian Minister Says Telecom Companies Should Only Charge For Data
That is too costly, you need to change the plan :P. Most good plans are 1paisa/2second or 30 paisa/minute. And in practice, the 1paisa/2 second call are much cheaper, unless you are a girl or have to talk to your girl friend. So, the status call, like I am waiting outside the MacD, costs only 10 seconds or 5 paisa. 100 paisa = 1 rupee, 53 rupee = 1 USD. 1 USD = 5300 paisa = 10600 seconds = 3 hour talk time. And if you have to talk to your girl friend, you can always take free unlimited call plan on the friends circle.

Comment: Re:I wish I could say I'm surprised (Score 2, Informative) 160

by priyank_bolia (#38722330) Attached to: Facebook, Google Argue Against Web Censorship In India
I agree it isn't technologically feasible, but anyone in India have the right to file a case in court. But don't worry, the pace at which judgements are delivered in India, human would have abandoned the mother earth and we all would be governed by the Galactic Empire laws. :P Also I don't think Indian govt. has any wish to create the gr8 wall of India. But things are different here, you can publish a cartoon in Europe, burn some book in US, but in India, it would mean communal riots, and millions dead, so I guess its OK for the govt. to step in sometimes and take care of their little children.

Comment: Just Spicy News (Score -1, Troll) 188

by priyank_bolia (#33337412) Attached to: Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested In India
Is Slashdot has become like TV news channels, who would show anything for TRP. What the fuss about Hari Prasad, he stole some EVM and is being arrested for the same. Just because he says that the EVM is hackable by changing all the hardware doesn't mean EVM are hackable, at least no one in India believes him. Nobody is making hackable machines and as a voter I have full trust on the world largest democratic country, Election commission. Slashdot should have verified such posts before posting, if there was any foul play, then why didn't I read this news in any of the morning newspaper in India. The reason is simple, no one cares for stupid tricks shown by him and people of republic of India have full trust on the most trusted institution in India the election commission.

+ - $35 Tablet makes an appearance on Indian TV->

Submitted by priyank_bolia
priyank_bolia (1024411) writes "The Gadget Gurus, the Subcontinent's answer to The Engadget Show, got a special hands-on with that $35 Tablet PC the world's been buzzing about — delivered by none other than India's Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal himself. While constantly referring to "the $35 laptop" (we guess you could hold it in your lap) Mr. Sibal gave us the following info: it sports 2GB RAM, WiFI and 3G, microSD storage, and it runs the Android OS. Additionally, it rocks video out and a webcam — in short, it's an Android tablet. Don't expect to see this bad boy hit retail channels soon: the government plans on making it available to students and universities in mid-2011, with no plans yet for sales to the general public."
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Comment: Re:DreamHost (Score 1) 456

by priyank_bolia (#31245496) Attached to: Things To Look For In a Web Hosting Company?
Don't know about their service quality, though I won't do business with such fraud companies. Based on your stupid post, I contacted DreamHost support for details, and they asked to create a free account any try for seven days, and when I created a free account, my credit card has been charged without any notification. Even some of biggest and ..... companies like PayPal notifies user before charging card for validation. DreamHost is fraud company.

Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates 204

Posted by Soulskill
from the somebody-forward-this-to-the-riaa dept.
bhagwad writes "The Delhi High Court has found Microsoft guilty of using money and influence to make it expensive to defend against piracy cases. According to the judge, 'When the constitution of India provides equality before law, this equality has to be all pervasive and cannot be allowed to be diluted because of money power or lobbying power.' Furthermore, the judge said that Microsoft had to deposit a certain amount of money beforehand, and, if they lost the case, the money would go to the defendants for their legal and travel expenses. For icing on the cake, the court also appointed a commissioner to probe the matter further and ordered Microsoft to pay the costs. In an age where muscled corporations harass the ordinary person through expensive litigation, it's highly pleasurable to see them rapped for it by a judge."
GNU is Not Unix

MS Pulls Windows 7 Tool After GPL Violation Claim 186

Posted by kdawson
from the least-they-could-do dept.
Sam notes an Ars story on Microsoft pulling the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store website after a report indicating that the tool incorporated open source code in a way that violated the GNU's General Public License. Whether the software giant is actually violating the GPL, a widely used (including by the Linux kernel) free software license, is not confirmed. "We are currently taking down the Windows USB/DVD Tool from the Microsoft Store site until our review of the tool is complete," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. The fact the company pulled the tool doesn't bode well, so we'll have to watch closely to see what the company puts back on its servers.

+ - Microsoft banned from selling Word-> 3

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priyank_bolia writes "It sounds like a joke. But, it's real and it's anything but a joke for Microsoft. Judge Leonard Davis, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, has issued an injunction (PDF link) that "prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML.""
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Oracle Beware — Google Tests Cloud-Based Database 123

Posted by Soulskill
from the db-two-point-oh dept.
narramissic writes "On Tuesday, the same day Google held a press event to launch its Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, the company quietly announced in its research team blog a new online database called Fusion Tables. Under the hood of Fusion Tables is data-spaces technology, which would 'allow Google to add to the conventional two-dimensional database tables a third coordinate with elements like product reviews, blog posts, Twitter messages and the like, as well as a fourth dimension of real-time updates,' according to Stephen E. Arnold, a technology and financial analyst. 'So now we have an n-cube, a four-dimensional space, and in that space we can now do new kinds of queries which create new kinds of products and new market opportunities,' said Arnold, whose research about this topic includes a study done for IDC last August. 'If you're IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, your worst nightmare is now visible.'"

+ - SPAM: Tata OneCat compressed air car by 2009 1

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talkingclipboard writes "Tata Motors plans to launch the OneCat, a car running on compressed air by 2009. The car is expected to be a five-seater with a glass fiber body, which would weigh just 350 kg and cost just about Rs 2 lakh. The project is backed for an undisclosed sum by Tata, which says it may also use the technology for power generation. A BBC report has pointed out that Tata's backing makes the idea much more marketable and that the Indian company will be putting finishing touches to the engine."
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