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.

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.

Redesigning the entire structure of the next quantum computer for Intelligent OS using ZFS

ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems. The features of ZFS include data integrity verification against data corruption modes, support for high storage capacities, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID-Z and native NFSv4 ACLs. ZFS is implemented as open-source software, licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). The ZFS name was a trademark of Oracle[3] until September 20, 2011.[4]

Want to see I re-engineer everything from scratch to design both the hardware(quantum computer) and software for the next generation Intelligent OS? 

ZFS(Everything) on a chip? Yes you can after the introduction of ARM technologies where video, sound every chipset will be housed on a single chip
I am bringing everyone at least 10 years ahead where the semiconductor business will change rapidly when ZFS and ARM technologies will merge to create the next generation of powerful CPUs that can run everything, small powerful and does not consume much power. Everything can be squeezed into a quadcore ARM processor with the computer no bigger than a Mac Mini, we are talking about a quantum computer, mind you. Intel will still be around, but they need to invest in R & D to create the future of these powerful chips.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Not practical to think you can solve the problem bilaterally with individual countries involved, UN may have to be involved

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands
AFP
Monday, Nov 05, 2012

VIENTIANE – The Philippines on Monday pushed its call for an international solution to overlapping claims in the South China Sea at an Asia-Europe summit, saying vital global shipping lanes were at stake.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino raised the issue in bilateral meetings with leaders of the European Union as well as with Swiss President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in Laos.
“We noted the increasing importance of maritime security” in what Manila calls the West Philippine Sea, said Aquino’s chief spokesman Herminio Coloma.
“There was agreement that it was a matter of international interest considering that a significant amount of world trade passes through that body of water,” he told reporters in the Laotian capital Vientiane.
“Switzerland and the EU and to some extent Norway indicated their firm support to the Philippines in terms of our position that conflicts and disputes in that area are to be resolved peacefully and following international law.”
Coloma said Aquino is also likely to raise the issue at a plenary session of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) later Monday and in bilateral discussions with the leaders of Japan and Italy.
More than 50 Asian and European leaders or their representatives are attending the ASEM summit, held every two years.
Any instability in the South China Sea, home to global commercial shipping lanes, will affect Europe because it would lead to higher insurance premiums for their ships, Coloma added.
China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, even waters near the coasts of neighbouring countries. The Philippines and Vietnam have accused Beijing of becoming increasingly aggressive in staking out its claims.
The Philippines has since April been engaged in a stand-off with China over a disputed shoal. Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei also have claims to parts of the sea.
Aquino has insisted in the past that solving the dispute needed a multilateral approach, but China has insisted on solving the problem bilaterally with individual countries involved.
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If you look at it’s history, the Chinese were the first to inhabit the islands, it is only after WW2 that the Japanese took control, but after they lost the war, US move into the picture. To solve this dispute, China should have Administration rights, but mining rights can be shared with Japan, as it is an international sea lane, all countries should have access, as such all claims will be invalid, and all these disputes can only be resolved at the UN at the highest courts. Therefore nobody can erect any structures on the islands. Japan, is it worthwhile just to fight for mining rights when you are losing millions every week? Settle with China.
– Contributed by Oogle.