Camera and Radar to monitor accident prone areas, with GPS installed in every vehicle

Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
The Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – A controversial new traffic-camera system to nab speedsters is threatening to become a political liability for the ruling Barisan Nasional.
The nationwide Automated Enforcement System (AES) started operating on Sept22, as one answer to Malaysia’s soaring accident rate.
But motorists say the cameras are located in areas where speeding is either rare or impossible, and there are no clear signs. Meanwhile, the opposition says the project was improperly awarded to two private companies linked to the ruling Barisan Nasional government.
Traffic accidents on Malaysian roads rose from 363,319 in 2007 to 449,040 last year, according to the Malaysian Department of Road Safety. Last year, 6,877 people were killed in half a million road accidents, costing the government RM9billion (S$3.6billion) in ambulance, clean-up, investigation and other costs. So far, the Transport Ministry has set up 14 AES cameras on accident-prone stretches in Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur. A total of 831 will be deployed around the country.
Unlike conventional speed traps, AES cameras’ locations are fixed and marked with signs. Speeding tickets are mailed within two weeks to the offender’s residence and can be challenged only in court.
By mailing summonses directly to offenders, the government hopes to reduce opportunities to bribe the traffic police.
But some motorists say several AES spots do not have adequate signs. Others say they were unjustly given traffic summonses while driving at the legal speed.
“It feels like the AES is to torment us road users, not to educate us,” said Ms Hayati Haris on Facebook.
In four states controlled by the opposition – Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan – leaders say they want to defer the system pending review.
The system is managed by Beta Tegap and ATES, local partners of traffic systems providers Redflex Traffic System of Australia and JenOptik Robot of Germany respectively.
Each company is expected to spend RM350million a year to maintain the system. They will take RM16 of the RM300 that motorists pay per summons.
“This commercialisation and privatisation of summonses is not in the public interest and done solely for the private profiteering of BN crony companies,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in a statement yesterday.
Mr Chang Lih Kang, a senior leader in Parti Keadilan Rakyat, said in a statement yesterday that one of the AES contractors was tied to a senior Johor Umno politician.
Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister for Transport, defended the project, saying that it has already reduced traffic violations by 60per cent in the areas implemented.
But with public dissatisfaction mounting, several Barisan Nasional leaders have also called for the project to be reviewed.
The controversy is erupting a few months after a cattle-farming scandal that forced Umno’s top woman leader to resign from her ministerial post, and just as the Barisan Nasional heads into a crucial general election, which must be called by April28 next year.
Given the current political heat against the traffic camera project, the government may decide to hold off implementation. “Anything that can disturb the people’s pocket will not be implemented too soon,” said Dr James Chin, a political analyst at Malaysia’s Monash University.
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You need to install GPS into every vehicle not to track them but gather very accurate evidence over accident prone areas, which a radar will be monitoring when you exceed the speed limit and camera will film your vehicle, licence plates with GPS co-ordinates when you break the law, so there is totally no argument or mistakes with a summon.
It is not feasible to implement a “pay as you use” system like Singapore because the area is too large with vehicle population too many that will jam up the GPS system and need a lot of money to maintain, not to mention the online data transfer required.
Project vendors, you need to do capacity planning with the vehicle population and the online link to the GPS system via satellite, and the rate of data transfer, to find out the exact costs of maintaining the systems, you do not need to use the GPS system online all the time to save costs.
Do not expect me to do the work of others, I only concentrate on what I do best, I am not interested in any projects except my research for the UN, with it, I am already so busy, so even with research, I will provide the solutions, the views and the pointers but do not expect me to implement it. You got problems I solve it for you but do not expect me to do your work. You need to prepare the reports, provide me the info, and the goals you want to achieve, I do not create miracles out of thin air, so if you provide me the wrong info, the results will be skewed and I will also tell you.
– Contributed by Oogle. 

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Do you know the history of Bidadari Cemetery?

Bidadari Cemetery (Chinese: 比达达利坟场, Malay: Perkuburan Bidadari) is a defunct cemetery in Singapore. There were two sections: the Muslim section was at the base of Mount Vernon, bounded by Upper Aljunied Road, Upper Serangoon Road, and Bartley Road; the Christian section was across Upper Aljunied Road from the Muslim section, and bounded by Upper Serangoon Road as well.
Apart from being a place of remembrance, the trails inside Bidadari Cemetery used to be very popular as a running route for members of the Gurkha Contingent. Bidadari Cemetery is no longer in use, and most of the graves have been exhumed for redevelopment. Woodleigh MRT Station now occupies part of the former site.
The word bidadari means “fairy” and is probably derived from the Sanskrit word widyadari, which means a nymph of India‘s heaven or a houri of paradise. The bidadari are depicted as kindly fairies and genies that preside over the union of flowers. In the local context, the name is a reference to the beauty of the wife of Maharajah abu Bakar of Johore who had a house there. The cemetery took the name after the sultan‘s wife ceased to reside there. The grounds were leased to a Japanese person who built moats with typical Japanese wooden bridges and a teahouse.

The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international movement known for its charity shops and other charity work, operating in over 120 countries.[2] The organisation was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom by William and Catherine Booth as the North London Christian Mission, operating with a quasi-military structure, which has been retained to the present day.[3] The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follow mainstream Christian beliefs, and its articles of faith emphasise God’s “saving purposes”. Its objects are “the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.”[4]

Everything has been prepared for me, and soon everything will fall into place. – Contributed by Oogle.

A Balance of dreams, realities and opportunities

http://www.todayonline.com/CommentaryandAnalysis/Commentary/EDC121107-0000015/Of-dreams,-realities-and-opportunities

If you cannot create the idea environment, where wage increases need to be balanced by lower business costs, lower housing costs by eliminating excessive demand by building a mix of Micro, Shoebox and other housing, productivity that will lead to more skilled jobs, a lifelong education plan with world class education system that can offer training in technical and knowledge skills at the lowest costs possible thru distance learning, where healthcare and insurance rising costs need to be controlled by separating the business of advice from selling medication, and insurance to be more profitable by re-investing their pool to lower insurance costs, the final beneficiary is your pension plans which will be guaranteed when you retire, without solving all these problems with a balance, do you think everyone can move forward? Wealth with GDP growth is important but not as important as jobs with a sustainable population where there needs to be replacement for the aging population, without family values and a stable environment will there be growth in the creation of babies, especially the basic needs of puting food on the table, everybody needs to upgrade before this can happen. Especially the needs of everyone in a globalised world, the money required is tremendous and I can only offer one solution to solve the needs of the entire world, which God has commanded me to do for the coming of Jesus in the UN, so actually everything does not belong to me. Once I complete my mission then what others give then I will keep. The coming of a Perfect world with a Perfect Economy.

– Contributed by Oogle.

Germany’s key indicators will be more than 10% growth in the key areas highlighted in red

Germany is the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and fifth by GDP (PPP) in 2008.[12] Since the age of industrialisation, the country has been a driver, innovator, and beneficiary of an ever more globalised economy. Germany is the world’s third largest exporter with $1.408 trillion exported in 2011 (Eurozone countries are included).[13][dated info] Exports account for more than one-third of national output.[14][dated info]
Germany is relatively poor in raw materials. Only lignite and potash salt are available in economically significant quantities. Power plants burning lignite are one of the main sources of electricity in Germany. Oil, natural gas and other resources are, for the most part, imported from other countries. Germany imports about two thirds of its energy.
The service sector contributes around 70% of the total GDP, industry 29.1%, and agriculture 0.9%. Most of the country’s products are in engineering, especially in automobiles, machinery, metals, and chemical goods.[15] Germany is the leading producer of wind turbines and solar power technology in the world. The largest annual international trade fairs and congresses are held in several German cities such as Hanover, Frankfurt, and Berlin.[16]
Of the world’s 500 largest stock market listed companies measured by revenue, the Fortune Global 500, 37 are headquartered in Germany. In 2010 the ten largest were Volkswagen, Allianz, E.ON, Daimler, Siemens, Metro, Deutsche Telekom, Munich Re, BASF, and BMW.[17] Other large German companies include: Robert Bosch, ThyssenKrupp, and MAN (diversified industrials); Bayer and Merck (pharmaceuticals); Adidas and Puma (clothing and footwear); Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank (banking and finance); Aldi, Lidl and Edeka (retail); SAP (computer software); Infineon (semiconductors); Henkel (household and personal consumer products); Deutsche Post (logistics); and Hugo Boss (luxury goods). Well-known global brands are Mercedes Benz, BMW, Adidas, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Bayer, Bosch, Lufthansa, SAP, and Nivea.[18]
Between 1991 and 2010, 40,301 mergers and acquisitions with an involvement of German firms with a total known value of 2,422 bil. EUR have been announced.[19] The largest transactions[20] since 1991 are: the acquisition of Mannesmann by Vodafone for 204.8 bil. EUR in 1999, the merger of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler in 1998 valued at 36.3 bil. EUR.

Everybody knows I am not capable of doing everybody’s jobs, but I can give indicators, pointers and views no one has access, only the right people will have the key to understand everything, and I will orchestrate the global recovery without any problem at all, the key markets will be US, EU with China in Asia, and there will be tremendous growth, everything will be completed by end 2014 when widespread reforms are completed by EU member states with US debt written off, and the opening of China Financial markets.
– Contributed by Oogle.

The Next Generation Internet that will support 100 Billion Devices

“The big push towards the Cloud, the Internet and ARM devices where contents of all kinds will drive sales where even TV and media will also embrace as more seek to drive costs down with an explosion of data to target customers where traditional media cannot provide, innovations will drive changes as global companies fill in the gaps to drive consumer demand with greater ROI.” – Contributed by Oogle.

TD-SCDMA (UTRA-TDD 1.28 Mcps low chip rate)

TD-SCDMA uses the TDMA channel access method combined with an adaptive synchronous CDMA component[7] on 1.6 MHz slices of spectrum, allowing deployment in even tighter frequency bands than TD-CDMA. However, the main incentive for development of this Chinese-developed standard was avoiding or reducing the license fees that have to be paid to non-Chinese patent owners. Unlike the other air interfaces, TD-SCDMA was not part of UMTS from the beginning but has been added in Release 4 of the specification.
Like TD-CDMA, it is known as IMT CDMA TDD within IMT-2000.

New TD-SCDMA with automatic switching to Extended WiFi
Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) or UTRA/UMTS-TDD 1.28 Mcps Low Chip Rate (LCR),[1][2] is an air interface[1] found in UMTS mobile telecommunications networks in China as an alternative to W-CDMA. Together with TD-CDMA, it is also known as UMTS-TDD or IMT 2000 Time-Division (IMT-TD).[1]
The term “TD-SCDMA” is misleading. While it suggests covering only a channel access method based on CDMA, it is actually the common name for the whole air interface specification.[2]
TD-SCDMA uses the S-CDMA channel access method across multiple time slots.[3]
TD-SCDMA was developed in the People’s Republic of China by the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT), Datang Telecom, and Siemens AG in an attempt to avoid dependence on Western technology. This is likely primarily for practical reasons, since other 3G formats require the payment of patent fees to a large number of Western patent holders.[4]
TD-SCDMA proponents also claim it is better suited for densely populated areas.[1] Further, it is supposed to cover all usage scenarios, whereas W-CDMA is optimised for symmetric traffic and macro cells, while TD-CDMA is best used in low mobility scenarios within micro or pico cells.[1]
TD-SCDMA is based on spread spectrum technology which makes it unlikely that it will be able to completely escape the payment of license fees to western patent holders. The launch of a national TD-SCDMA network was initially projected by 2005[5] but only reached large scale commercial trials with 60,000 users across eight cities in 2008.[6]
On January 7, 2009, China granted a TD-SCDMA 3G licence to China Mobile.[7]
On September 21, 2009, China Mobile officially announced that it had 1,327,000 TD-SCDMA subscribers as of the end of August, 2009.[8]
While TD is primarily a China-only system, it may well be exported to developing countries. It is not likely to be replaced with a newer TD-LTE system over the next 5 years. The present TD-SCDMA can be furthur developed to fully utilised the spectrum by studying the way ZFS technology packs data for transmission to create a new alogorithm. TD-LTE network is too expensive, it is not compatible to new future standards where you not only have to change base stations but handsets as well.

More than 660,000 commuters are now accessing Virgin Media’s wireless network from ticket halls to platform level on the London Underground, the telco claimed today.
It said it was extending free access to the service, which doesn’t reach into tunnels and requires users to register with an email address, until the end of 2012.

The company had originally planned to begin charging non-Virgin Media customers for its service with the exception of a limited offering “including TfL’s journey planner and entertainment and news content useful for a commute to work or trip into town”, which was expected to continue to be free.

Now the entire service remains gratis until the start of 2013, the company has announced.
Virgin Media also appears to be moving more slowly than planned in terms of its deployment of its Wi-Fi network underground. In June this year the ISP said it would hook up 82 stations on the tube network by the end of July with its service.
However, it confirmed today that it had fallen short on its rollout. Virgin Media said that 72 London Underground stations had so far been “brought online”. This time it was also shy about how many more would get the service before the end of 2012.
It had previously said that a further 38 stations had been earmarked to begin offering internet access by the end of the year.
Here’s a canned statement from Virgin Media boss Jon James about keeping the service free for a little longer:
Wi-Fi on London Underground has been an incredible success with hundreds of thousands of people kept up-to-date and entertained whilst travelling around our capital city. Commuters and visitors will be able to make use of the internet throughout 2012 and we’re in positive talks with potential wholesale partners to ensure a fantastic experience for all Tube passengers throughout 2012 and beyond.

TD-LTE offers asymmetric use of unpaired spectrum.[jargon] It allocates separate channels for outgoing and incoming signals, emulating full-duplex transmission over a half-duplex communication link.[citation needed]The frequency bands used by TD-LTE are 3.4–3.6GHz in Australia[7] and UK,[8] 2.57−2.62GHz in the US[9] and China,[10] 2.545-2.575GHz in Japan, [11] and 2.3–2.4GHz in India[12] and Australia.[7] The technology supports scalable channel bandwidth, between 1.4 and 20MHz.[13] A typical range is up to 200 metres (660 ft) indoors on a 2.57–2.62GHz radio frequency link.[14]

TD-SCDMA uses TDD, in contrast to the FDD scheme used by W-CDMA. By dynamically adjusting the number of timeslots used for downlink and uplink, the system can more easily accommodate asymmetric traffic with different data rate requirements on downlink and uplink than FDD schemes. Since it does not require paired spectrum for downlink and uplink, spectrum allocation flexibility is also increased. Using the same carrier frequency for uplink and downlink also means that the channel condition is the same on both directions, and the base station can deduce the downlink channel information from uplink channel estimates, which is helpful to the application of beamforming techniques.
TD-SCDMA also uses TDMA in addition to the CDMA used in WCDMA. This reduces the number of users in each timeslot, which reduces the implementation complexity of multiuser detection and beamforming schemes, but the non-continuous transmission also reduces coverage (because of the higher peak power needed), mobility (because of lower power control frequency) and complicates radio resource management algorithms.
The “S” in TD-SCDMA stands for “synchronous”, which means that uplink signals are synchronized at the base station receiver, achieved by continuous timing adjustments. This reduces the interference between users of the same timeslot using different codes by improving the orthogonality between the codes, therefore increasing system capacity, at the cost of some hardware complexity in achieving uplink synchronization.

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If you compare the difference, you will notice the limitations, I have invented a new standard, using basic TD-SCDMA technology and Extended WiFi, where if you want with present technology, to manually switch networks on your smartphone, but I am not satisfied with the present, new technologies will automatically switch networks between the two, I have studied the specs and both can support the Internet highest bandwidth, to create the next standard where it is possible to encrypt all communications, at the lowest cost possible to rival today’s GSM networks which is not efficient and not possible to support even higher bandwith than LTE networks. This new standard support routing voice and video communications over the Internet. If I want I can easily modify China network to support the new standard, by studying the data paths to improve the efficiency, modifying the protocol to support even higher data paths using Time based compression standards where it is possible to fill in lapses to squeeze even higher data transmission by filling in the blanks. There may temporary technical glitches with the present Internet, the next generation Internet will support 100 billion devices with no issue.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Barrack Obama wins the US Presidential Elections 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

With results in from most states, America’s first black president has secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race.
Mr Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy and a well-funded challenge by Mr Romney.
Mr Obama’s margin of victory is not yet certain because three states have yet to report results.
With swing states Virginia and Florida still too close to call, Mr Obama has won 290 electoral votes to Mr Romney’s 203.
The state of Alaska, where polls have yet to close, is expected to vote for the Republican.
Under the US constitution, each state is given a number of electoral votes in rough proportion to its population. The candidate who wins 270 electoral votes – by prevailing in the mostly winner-takes-all state contests – becomes president.
The popular vote, which is symbolically and politically important but not decisive in the race, remains too close to call.
On Tuesday, the president held the White House by assembling solid Democratic states and a number of important swing states such as Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. His narrow victory in Ohio, a critical Mid-Western swing state, sealed the victory.
Mr Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, won North Carolina and Indiana, as well as the solid Republican states.
But he was unable to win in Ohio or other states needed to breach the 270 threshold.
Also on Tuesday’s ballot were 11 state governorships, a third of the seats in the 100-member US Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.
Republicans are projected to keep control of the House, while Democrats are tipped to remain in control in the Senate.
Mr Obama’s re-election victory came despite lingering high employment – 7.9% on election day – and tepid economic growth.
But voters gave him credit for his 2009 rescue of the US auto industry, among other policy accomplishments, and rewarded him for ordering the commando mission that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan last year.
He and Mr Romney, as well as their respective allies, have spent more than $2bn (£1.25bn) – largely on adverts in swing states.
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“Advance Peek into next week’s headlines”, because Mitt Romney cannot help to write off US debt, my offer is to Obama only. I do not like to meddle with US politics but I got no choice, Mitt Romney cannot handle US economy and will go China bashing, I need to accomplished my mission at all costs. – Contributed by Oogle.

Electronic Voting via the Internet(e-vote)

Electronic voting (also known as e-voting) is a term encompassing several different types of voting, embracing both electronic means of casting a vote and electronic means of counting votes.
Electronic voting technology can include punched cards, optical scan voting systems and specialized voting kiosks (including self-contained direct-recording electronic voting systems, or DRE). It can also involve transmission of ballots and votes via telephones, private computer networks, or the Internet.
In general, two main types of e-Voting can be identified:[1][2]

  • e-voting which is physically supervised by representatives of governmental or independent electoral authorities (e.g. electronic voting machines located at polling stations);
  • remote e-Voting where voting is performed within the voter’s sole influence, and is not physically supervised by representatives of governmental authorities (e.g. voting from one’s personal computer, mobile phone, television via the internet (also called i-voting)).

Electronic voting technology can speed the counting of ballots and can provide improved accessibility for disabled voters. However, there has been contention, especially in the United States, that electronic voting, especially DRE voting, could facilitate electoral fraud.
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Present e-voting is so troublesome, I can easily setup an e-voting system via the Internet, all you need is lots of terminals across all the branches, and you can count the votes with almost instant results, all you need is your ID credentials with cameras monitoring all terminals for electoral fraud. So it is an improvement between e-voting and i-voting, and nobody can play with my server, I modify everything until nobody can touch any of my works.
– Contributed by Oogle.