Tag Archives: Kerala

Fishing with Chinese Fishing Net

Fishers are performing early morning fishing with Chinese fishing net at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India.

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Nandu

His name is Nandu and he is living somewhere in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala. Right now he is feeling very sleepy and don’t want to get disturbed and want to enjoy his lazy Sunday morning.


Data on Paper : Seems Interesting But….

As reported in Arab News, A Kerala MCA student Sainul Abideen has

Sainul Abideen explains the features of his Rainbow Technology.

developed a technique for portable data whereby the data can now be stored on ordinary paper.

The two interesting feature of his technology are:

Rainbow Technology :- It uses Rainbow Formatting for data storage i.e. geometric shapes like circles, triangles with various colors instead of usual 0 and 1 bit. So all data has to be converted into this format for storage which i think needs extra calculation and computing time. Also for me this format is like enhanced version of Bar Code.

Biodegradable:- Another controversial feature is biodegradable as its uses normal paper for storage. As most of the papers are created using trees (so there is more cutting 😦 ). Also using paper is like we are circling back to file era of previous decades.

He also proposes that it will reduce the cost from normal CD or DVD but there are some others who have some questions with support of various mathematical calculations for feasibility (or in-feasibility) of this technology or roughly considers it as scam. I don’t think it is a scam because he did not made any false money yet instead he presented his thought or say his research work which may be right or wrong.

Anyway there is still not enough information available to conclude anything.


Kerala : Free and Open Source

After banning Coke and Pepsi, Kerala(a state in India) is distancing from Microsoft now.

Here on, nearly 1.5 million students in the 2,650 government and government-aided high schools in the state will no longer use the Windows platform for computer education. Instead, they have switched over to the free GNU/Linux software.

“We have decided that we will use only free software for computer education in Kerala schools. We have implemented the Linux platform in high schools; it will be implemented in other schools step by step,” Kerala Education Minister M A Baby told rediff.com.

They also started giving training of the Linux platform to around 56,000 teachers.

Linux PC dealers are excited about the government decision to promote Linux platforms in schools and also receiving lots of inquiries now.