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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

DiGi ada 3G?


This is an original post from Lowyat.net

http://www.lowyat.net/v2/latest/digi-ada-3g.html


Make no mistake, the image above does indeed show a 3G connection via the DiGi network. How this is possible, we're still trying to figure out, but as you read this, we've already received one confirmed report of a successfully made a 3G video call to a Maxis number. And if that wasn't ridiculously awesome enough for you, check out the crazy 1.72Mbps downstream! Rest assured that we're hard at work here trying to make another 3G video call through DiGi, but all attempts have failed so far.

Could it be a glitch in the system? Or have the 3G networks already opened up for testing? Unfortunately, we can't say for sure right now, so you'll have to hang tight till we get more details on the matter.

What we do know for sure though, is that the image above is genuine. In fact, it was taken directly off se7en's iPhone, so this one's about as real as it gets!


by Wern Shen
Monday, 28 September 2009 07:47 PM

Nang me!


LG BL40 Touch Chocolate


The LG BL 40 Chocolate is one of those phones that try to beat the iPhone 3G in terms of design and usability.

As I did not have the money, I did not have the chance to sample both but the specifications seems promising.

Now the question is....

Would you buy the phone if there are beautiful Korean models?

(scroll down for pic)

General

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 

3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
 

Size

Dimensions 128 x 51 x 10.9 mm 

Weight 129 g

Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

345 x 800 pixels, 4.01 inches

- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- S-Class Touch UI
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gesture controls

Sound

Alert types

Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones

Speakerphone  Yes

- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Dolby Mobile sound enhancement

Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photo call

Call records Yes

Internal 1.1 GB storage

Card slot microSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB,  

Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

HSCSD Yes

EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps

3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA

Bluetooth Yes v2.1 with A2DP 

USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB

Camera

Primary 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, autofocus, LED flash

Features Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection

Video Yes, VGA@30fps (MP4)

Secondary Yes

Features Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, IM

Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter

Games 7 + Downloadable

Colors Black

GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

Java Yes, MIDP 2.0

- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- 3D image gallery
- Document viewer
- Organiser
- TV out
- T9

Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh

Stand-by Up to 400 h (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G)

Talk time Up to 6 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)

Specs taken from

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_bl40_new_chocolate-2916.php



http://www.akihabaranews.com/news-18991-LG+BL40+Touch+Chocolate+Promo+Babes.html


Nang it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cool Chain of Events

A video where a small action triggers a chain of events to do something simple.(Rube Goldberg Machine)

Opera 10:Fast Browser For your computer


For people who use Windows, we are mostly stuck between using Mozilla Firefox or

Microsoft Internet Explorer.

However, if you have been using both for a long time there are pros and cons.

For IE, there is always security issues where loopholes seem to appear very often as hackers always target it.

As for Firefox, you will notice a slow down if you have a lot of add ons.

As for Opera, it is proclaimed as the fastest browser and in version 10, they added Opera Turbo function which will speed up web page loading time but lower quality of pictures.

Another thing is they have Opera Mini which you can use for your web-enabled mobile phone for a better experience and Opera Link to synchronize your PC and mobile phone configurations.

You can try it now for free here:

http://www.opera.com/browser/

Seasonal flu shot increases A(H1N1) risk: Canadian study

This is what we should be worried about.

OTTAWA: Preliminary results from some studies have found that seasonal flu shots may increase the risk of catching Influenza A(H1N1), Canadian scientists said Wednesday.

About 2,000 people from four Canadian provinces were involved in the separate studies, which showed that people who had received the seasonal flu vaccine in the past were more likely to get sick with the A(H1N1) virus, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing the scientists as saying.

Researchers know that, theoretically, when people are exposed to bacteria or a virus, it can stimulate the immune system to create antibodies that facilitate the entry of another strain of the virus.

Dengue fever is one example, scientists say.

But experts stressed that these are very preliminary results and need to be validated.

“This is some evidence that has been floated; it hasn’t been validated yet, it’s very preliminary,” cautioned Dr Don Low, microbiologist in chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

But this is nevertheless very important data to help guide policy decision, as the time comes for seasonal flu shots, he said.

This latest finding raises questions about the order in which to get flu shots.

Across Canada, public health authorities are fiercely debating the idea of shortening, delaying or scrapping their seasonal flu vaccination campaign in favour of mass inoculation against A(H1N1).

The main reason is because A(H1N1) may be the dominant strain of influenza circulating when the fall flu season hits, meaning it could be a waste of time and resources to mount a seasonal flu vaccine campaign. -- Bernama


http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/24/nation/20090924093710&sec=nation

My blog Visits




My blog visits increased using Innit by Nuffnang by 5 times.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Medical Secrets on Facebook

It seems that medical students also cannot keep secrets.

"Having trouble remembering your medical history? Try Facebook. Some 13 per cent of US medical schools have reported that their students have leaked confidential information about patients via blogs or social networking websites.


The students didn't name names, but did provide enough personal information, such as the medical condition involved and hospital, for patients or their families to recognise who is being described. The information was provided by medical school administrators as part of a survey into students' behaviour online."

Full Article:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17828-for-medical-secrets-try-facebook.html

Intel Core i5 in Malaysia


Core i7 is the latest Processor from Intel but is not within the budgets of many people.

The Core i5 was created for people who want a similar experience for a slightly lower price.

It's still expensive but you still save money.


Intel’s new Cores are out





NEW: The Intel Core i5-750 processor, featuring the new LGA 1156 socket.

PETALING JAYA: INTEL recently announced the release of several new microprocessors based on the company’s Nehalem microarchitecture.


Intel Core i5-750 box


The new processors, namely the Core i7-870 (2.93Ghz), Core i7-860 (2.80GHz) and Core i5-750 (2.66GHz), come with 8MB of Intel SmartCache, integrated PCIe controllers and an all-new LGA 1156 socket.

The new socket means that users who wish to upgrade will need to buy a whole new motherboard, specifically one based on the new Intel P55 chipset.

All three are quad-core processors and the biggest difference between the Core i7 series and the Core i5 is that the Core i7 supports Intel’s HyperThreading technology while the Core i5 does not.

HyperThreading can significantly enhance the performance of supported applications (such as video encoding and transcoding) by allowing each core to be treated as two processors instead of one by the operating system. This thereby allows up to eight processing threads to be shared amongst the four physical cores and four virtual cores, Intel said.

According to Intel Malaysia country manager Ryaz Patel, the lower price point of the Core i5 family means that a consumer can get a high-performance quad-core system for as low as RM2,199. — TAN KIT HOONG

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www.intel.com


http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2009/9/23/technology/20090923171437&sec=technology

Monday, September 21, 2009

Auslogics Disk Defrag


Ever wondered why your computer slows down?

One of them is disk fragments scattered around your hard drive which is the main storage component of your PC.

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free disk defragmenter which is fast and easy to use compared to Windows disk defrag which is very slow.

So give it a try and visit:

http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

Got a tune stuck in your head?


Got a tune stuck in your head and you want to know what you are humming?

Try Tunatics to find out what the song name is and it is absolutely free.

"Ever thought ‘what is this song?’ Let Tunatic hear it and you will get the artist's name and the song's title within seconds. Tunatic is the very first song search engine based on sound for your computer. All you need is a microphone and Internet access."

http://www.wildbits.com/tunatic/

Mcaffe Site Advisor

Reduce chances of visiting fake websites using this.

Works with Google and Yahoo in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

No support for most of the other search engines,Opera and Google Chrome browser yet.

Free version available.

How It Works

With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives.

These site ratings are based on tests conducted by McAfee using an army of computers that look for all kinds of threats (detailed below). The result is a guide to Web safety.

The SiteAdvisor technology is free, easy to install and even easier to use. And it doesn't collect any personally identifiable information.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP1+ or Vista
  • Interner Explorer 6 and above, or
  • Firefox 2 and above


http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/windows.html

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The meaning of Puasa


Taken from exabytes free e cards:

http://exabytes.com.my/webhosting/currentpromo/raya09/gcards/compose.php?imageid=9&PHPSESSID=76a481740d9ba45007893a1f5358e9f7

Hari Raya is just around the corner or tomorrow to be precise.

After a month of 'puasa', our Muslim friends are celebrating this meaningful event where they gather as a family and have a wonderful time.

As a non-Muslim,  I was curious about what the true definition of 'puasa'.

With the help of wikipedia.com, I found out that the word puasa was derived from the Arabic word:

Sawm.

"Sawm (Arabic: صوم‎) is an Arabic word for fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. In the terminology of Islamic law, Sawm means "to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse".[1] The observance of sawm during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, but is not confined to that month."


"Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in sexual intercourse from dawn (fajr) to sunset (maghrib). Fasting is essentially an attempt to seek nearness to Allah and increase one's piety. One of the remote aims of fasting is to sympathize with those less fortunate ones who do not always have food and drink readily available. Also one must try to avoid cursing and thinking evil thoughts. Fasting is also viewed as a means of controlling one's desires (of hunger, thirst, sexuality, anger) and focusing more on devoting oneself to God.

Sawm also carries a significant spiritual meaning. It teaches one the principle of love: because when one observes Fasting, it is done out of deep love for God."

Hmmm.. Pretty deep.  A single word could mean so much.


Ep2 - Fourfeetnine Project Alpha

The second episode of Project Alpha Bloggers by Nuffnang and Adidas Action3.

Hosted by Jojo Struys and featuring fourfeetnine from fourfeetnine.com

This episode shows where fourfeetnine.com is written.

Grape Vineyard in Malaysia

This is not a joke or hoax.

We can and have grapes growing in Malaysia.

Read on:

Duo growing grapes in Sendayan

By C.S.NATHAN

GRAPES here? That can’t be possible. That’s the response I got after telling friends of my visit to the Sendayan Fruit Valley — a vineyard and orchard located on a 20ha site, practically in my own backyard.

But for software engineer turned grape grower Azrul Nazim Abd Aziz, it was the question of “Why not?,” that encouraged him to try his hand at cultivating grapes here.

“In Thailand, they have been growing grapes for decades so why not here? After all, we share the same climate.

Good crop: Azrul (right) and Baumann showing off the fruits of their labour.

“No doubt we may not be able to cultivate a large variety but we can still churn out good-quality grapes for local consumption,” he said.

Azrul, the managing director of A-WINN Global Market Services said he approached grape growers in Thailand for their expertise in the field before setting up his first vineyard.

“We started off a few years back on a plot of land in Selangor. With Thai know-how, we experimented with different varieties of grape until we had a winning formula for sweet table grapes.

“Once we were confident of a good product, we started scouting for land and that is when we decided to set up in Sendayan,” he said.

The vineyard is just a 20-minute drive from Seremban’s town centre (about 80km south of Kuala Lumpur), located on land leased from the state government.



Growing well: Two-month-old grape vines at the vineyard.

Set up in 2007 and aiming to produce grapes on a commercial scale, Sendayan Fruit Valley is neither the first nor the only vineyard in the country but Azrul believes the high investment cost may be a deterrent for many other hopeful grape-growers.

“There are a couple of small-scale vineyards here but not many people are willing to take a chance on cultivating grapes commercially. Costs are high and we ourselves have put in about RM6mil into the business.

“The bulk of the costs were chanelled into research and development and we spend about RM10,000 monthly on labour, maintenance and equipment,” he said.

However, the 35-year-old is pleased with his venture and has no regrets despite the many challenges he faced in the beginning.

“It took some time to get it right but that first harvest makes it all worth it. It’s a very satisfying labour of love.

Currently, the vineyard is home to 6,000 grapevines with four varieties namely the black opal, shiraz and black pearl — all dark grapes and the white malaga, a green variety.

For a start, the grapes are harvested twice a year and 1,000 vines yield about three tonnes (3,000kg) of grapes which works out to an average of 30 tonnes (30,000kg) per year.

Yield is also dependent on the variety of grape as the size of the fruit differs.

At present, less than half of the land is used for grapes and Azrul is sure production will leapfrog once more vines are put in.

“By the middle of next year, we hope to have a continuous supply of grapes all year-round. Grapes are grown in a cycle and it takes about a year from seedling to fruit.

“We are also growing mangoes, lychee, dragonfruit, guava, bidara (Chinese apple) and longan here among others so there’ll be quite a harvest of fruit,” he said.

Azrul is assisted by his Swiss-Thai project director Arthur Baumann @ Adil Mustafa Abdullah, 49, who is just as passionate about growing grapes as he is.

In fact, Baumann had been growing grapes in Thailand for over a decade before he was roped in to help.

“I jumped at the chance as my wife is Malaysian and had wanted to come back for a long time,” he said.

Grapes need tender loving care to grow well and for that Azrul has employed four local women, whose job it is to check on the vines daily.

There are no machines involved as the grapes have to be picked entirely by hand.

Another five people including two Thais work on the vineyard full-time while Azrul and Baumann make weekly trips to check on its progress.

For a taste of these locally-produced grapes, consumers have to visit the vineyard as they are not in the market just yet.

“Our grapes are much cheaper than the imported varieties plus it is good for you. Pesticides are kept to the minimum and we use our own organic fertiliser,” said Baumann.

Bonsai grapes and grape seedlings — starter kits for aspiring home grape-growers are also for sale at the vineyard.

Although the vineyard does not resemble its Napa or Loire valley counterparts in the Napa or Loire just yet, it is still a nice place to visit for a change of scenery and a taste of made-in-Malaysia grapes.

Both Azrul and Baumann hope that the Sendayan Fruit Valley will become an agro-tourism site where visitors can come and pick their own fruit and have picnics among the vines.

“Now, all we have to do is wait for the trees to mature and to provide a cosy spot for picnickers and the like. That’s what this is really - a sort of orchard, only with grapes instead of durian.

“You’ll not find a combination like this anywhere else,” said Azrul.

As for me, a visit to the vineyard with my friends are on the cards — nothing else will wipe the disbelief off their faces than a taste of one of those sweet crunchy Sendayan Fruit Valley grapes.

To buy grapes from the vineyard, contact 016-228 8819 (Arthur Baumann) or 012-376 4751 (Farah).



http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/9/17/central/4713021&sec=central

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ep1 - Fourfeetnine Project Alpha

The first episode of Project Alpha Bloggers by Nuffnang and Adidas Action3.

Hosted by Jojo Struys and featuring fourfeetnine from fourfeetnine.com

This is for those who are in the dark about the show.

Enjoy!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Malaysian Radio stations on ur PC


Have you ever thought that you could listen local radio stations especially if you live somewhere with bad coverage?

Now you can. 


Drewbuzz Radio is a software for you to tune into Malaysian’s top radio stations.
Relax and refresh your mind with Hitz, Era, THR and much more channels.

Get some quality music from Drewbuzz Radio.

Features
Streams major radio stations in Malaysia
Easy volume control
Stop/Pause station and playback anytime
Works with Windows XP, Vista ( .NET Framework Required)
*On planning : Record and save audio file.

Requirements
.NET 2.0 Framework or higher
You must have a high speed internet connection(DSL, Broadband)

Official site:
Drewbuzz Radio is a software for you to tune into Malaysian’s top radio stations.
Relax and refresh your mind with Hitz, Era, THR and much more channels.

Get some quality music from Drewbuzz Radio.

Features
Streams major radio stations in Malaysia
Easy volume control
Stop/Pause station and playback anytime
Works with Windows XP, Vista ( .NET Framework Required)
*On planning : Record and save audio file.

Requirements
.NET 2.0 Framework or higher
You must have a high speed internet connection(DSL, Broadband)

Official site:
http://www.adwraj.com/my-softwares/radio/

Download here:

http://www.adwraj.com/my-softwares/radio/download/


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rojak!: We are Malaysia

The 15th and final video for 15Malaysia, Rojak! is one of the unique videos as the only video which utilizes CGI effects throughout the video through the eyes of a roadside Rojak seller.

Entertaining nonetheless. Enjoy and Happy Malaysia Day!


Google hopes readers will ‘flip’ over new format

Have you ever thought whether there is an easier way to read news online? Google has now started a new service to make it easier. Read on:

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc is testing a new format that is supposed to make reading online stories as easy as flipping through a magazine, a shift that eventually could feed more advertising sales to revenue-starved publishers.


The Internet search leader unveiled the experiment, called “Fast Flip,” on Monday at a conference hosted by TechCrunch, a popular blog.

The service is meant to duplicate the look and feel of perusing a printed publication. The stories are displayed on electronic pages that can be quickly scrolled through by clicking on large arrows on the side instead of a standard weblink that requires waiting several seconds for a page to load.

Readers can sort through content based on topics, favourite writers and publications.

For now, Fast Flip will only show the first page of a story. Readers who want to continue will have to click through to the publisher’s site, where the display reverts to a traditional webpage.

More than three dozen publishers, broadcasters and Web-only outlets have agreed to share their content on Fast Flip. The participants include two major newspapers, The New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as large magazines like Newsweek and BusinessWeek.

The publishers providing the stories to Fast Flip will get most of the revenue from the ads that Google intends to show in the new format.

That’s a switch from Google’s main search page and its news section, where the Mountain View, California-based company keeps all the money from ads shown alongside headlines and snippets from stories. — AP

Taken from:

http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2009/9/16/technology/20090916154956&sec=technology


Go here to check it out:

http://fastflip.googlelabs.com

Friday a holiday for all schools



PETALING JAYA: All schools will be given a special holiday on Friday, Sept 18 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, which is expected to fall on either Sunday or next Monday.

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Cabinet made the decision to enable parents to make plans for their families to travel earlier to their hometowns and avoid traffic jams.

“This decision covers all schools and educational institutions under the Education Ministry,” he said in a statement.

Muhyiddin who is also the deputy prime minister, said the decision meant the ministry’s earlier circular on additional holidays for Hari Raya Aidilfitri was revoked.

Taken from:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/16/nation/20090916174640&sec=nation

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lollipop: Of pedophiles and the government

15Malaysia: Lollipop

This video features social problems involving pedophiles and politician in the government

Synopsis

A haunting portrayal of a pedophile preparing to hunt, interspersed with metaphors on the state of Malaysian politics.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Beware of email scam

An email claiming that I've won*yeah* which is fake*sob* after I checked the email.

This site does not exist so it is fake:

microsoftwindowlive.co.uk does not exist

Here is the email:

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Microsoft Corporation,
40 Ryecroft Way Stopsley ,
London SW1E 5JL
England UNITED KINGDOM
FILE REF: HL/5564/06/07/MICS
BATCH: MC11/834/5PDH /E

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

We wish to use this medium to congratulate you over your success in this
year’s annual promotion of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes
organized by Microsoft Corporation, in conjunction with the foundation for the
promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held recently in the United Kingdom.

The main reason for this promotion is to enhance and encourage the use of the
web, Trust, Confidence and Knowledge Base of Microsoft users. Your email
address luckily emerged as one of the online Winning email addresses in the
2nd category and therefore attracted a cash prize of 450,000.00(four hundred
and fifty Thousand pounds sterling).
Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes
accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:

CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
1st. 2 500,000.00 Pounds each
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We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact
the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more
Information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of
the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information
was released with the following particulars attached to it.

These are your identification numbers:
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For verification purpose be sure to include:
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To file for your claim, Please contact your Claims Representative for
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The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically.

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100 Cempaka students to get iPhones


The iPhone 3GS is one of the most wanted tech gadgets from the tech enthusiast to the average day teen.

Last time there was news that schools in Japan that use the iPhone to deter truancy by tracking them.

However, there is one college that is giving 100 of them for free.

Read on:

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KUALA LUMPUR: One hundred students of the soon-to-be-opened Cempaka International Ladies College (Clic) are getting an iPhone 3GS each for free.

The Apple phone, courtesy of local distributor Maxis Communications Bhd, will be used by the students as an education tool and a communications device.

Clic, which is to be a private college in Sepang, will open its doors on Sept 26.

Iskandar Hamzah, Cempaka Schools vice-chairman, said Clic students would be introduced to a series of iPhone applications that would be used in their everyday classroom curriculum.

They will use their iPhones to record sounds, take photographs and shoot videos for student projects, for example.

“Math students will use a quiz application called Braintune on the phone while chemistry students will have access to resources like the periodic table on it,” said Iskandar citing more examples.

“They will also be using Google Maps when studying geography. There are many other applications that they can use to complement their classroom learning.”

There will also be access to newscasts where reports on school events will be made and uploaded to YouTube by students at all the four Cempaka schools in the country.

The existing schools are in Cheras and Damansara Heights in Selangor, and in Labuan in East Malaysia. These offer primary to A-Level education.

Datin Freida Pilus, Cempaka Schools chairman, said students should be embracing technology because this opens up more ways of learning.

“We need to bring about change and we need to start with the youth,” she said.

Two years ago, Cempaka introduced Macbooks — portable Apple computers — to its secondary school students.

Maxis said it is looking at implementing similar iPhone programmes in other schools.

Taken:

http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2009/9/14/technology/20090914093323&sec=technology

Plants as Mosquito Repellants



Mosquitoes are always annoying especially when they buzz around your ear when you sleep.

To deter further intrusion, most of us will use mosquito aerosols which can kill us in high concentrations.

So I scoured the Internet and found 5 plants that can repel mosquitoes.

5: Catnip

Catnip is a perennial that's related to mint. Its aroma may attract feline friends, but it's that same scent that keeps mosquitoes away.


4: Marigold

Marigolds are a popular plant with gardeners, but mosquitoes don't like them at all. The scent is rumored to deter mosquitoes, which we think makes this carefree annual even more attractive. 



3: Ageratum

Ageratum, also known as flossflower and pussy foot, is an annual grown for its tiny blue blossoms. A relative of the sunflower, these pretty plants also send mosquitoes on their way.


2: Lemon Balm

The sweet, lemony scent of lemon balm makes it perfect for teas and wine. It's also perfect for keeping mosquitoes from lurking around.


1: Lavender

The top plant for keeping mosquitoes out of your garden is one of the most popular herbs around: lavender.



Taken from:

http://homeideas.howstuffworks.com/insects-pests/5-plants-that-repel-mosquitoes.htm

Healthy Paranoia: Malaysia's Rejected Health Proposals

15Malaysia: Healthy Paranoia

A tale showing that having to much enthusiasm without thought can cause an ideas to fail.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Last 2 days to win an iPhone 3GS

Contest ends 14/9/09
A contest that I joined from Exabytes.
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iLoveMalaysia

This year is Malaysia's 52nd Independence Day! Yay! As always, we will be running a few special campaigns to commemorate this special day.

Stand a flag in front of the house,.. check.
Stick a flag on the car rooftop,.. check.
Put an iLoveMalaysia logo on website to win iPhone 3GS,.. REALLY?

YES! This is a chance for you to win yourself one fancy, must-have smartphone - iPhone 3GS worth RM 2500 each! That's not all. The best part is, you can also refer someone to join this campaign, and if they are selected as winner, you as the referer will win the exact same prize! - all while expressing your love to the country!

Don't be disheartened if you fail to get the grand prize. We still have other cool and expensive consolation prizes waiting for you. We hereby kick off this campaign today!

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Click here:http://www.exabytes.com.my/merdeka/2009/refernwin.php

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Duit Kecil: Small change?

15Malaysia: Duit Kecil

A video that discusses how hard life is now with the increase of food prices and taxi fares through the eyes of a person visiting a brothel.

Hari Raya Cheer: Toll Discounts

Selamat Hari Raya to those who are celebrating!

Toll discounts for motorists during Hari raya



PETALING JAYA: The North-South Highway Project (PLUS) will be offering up to 20 percent discount on toll charges to Class 1 motorists using the North-South Expressway and ELITE in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebrations.

PLUS Expressways Chief Operations Officer Nik Airina Nik Jaffar said the discount would be valid from midnight to 7am on Sept 16, 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25.

"The discount will be an addition to the current 10 percent discount enjoyed by Class 1 motorists using both highways at off-peak hours daily," she said at a news conference, here Friday.

Nik Airina also advised motorists to follow the Proposed Travel Schedule which was introduced by PLUS Expressways two years ago.

He said the schedule enforced was for six days starting on Sept 18, 19, 22, 23, 26 and 27.

"We expect the traffic volume on our highways, especially the North-South Expressway, to shoot up to 1.3 million vehicles during peak hours compared to the usual 1 million vehicles on normal days," she said.

"We hope motorists will follow the schedule which has been proven to contribute to smooth flowing traffic on the highway.

"We will distribute the schedule to motorists starting next week at all main toll plazas nationwide," she said.

She added that around 2,500 PLUS personnel and 400 policemen and members of the St Johns Ambulance will be stationed at toll plazas and rest and service areas along the highway to deal with the increasing traffic. - Bernama

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/11/nation/20090911195047&sec=nation

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A little late since this was put up a while back.

Anyways, Happy Merdeka from students at SPUS at TAR College!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Solar Powered Cell Phones

Do you want one of them?




Kenya's biggest mobile phone company, Safaricom Limited, has introduced the nation's first solar-charged cell phone to avoid the hassle of electric-charged mobile devices. There are many factors that Kenyans go through in order to communicate with others. People in small towns or villages have to walk miles to a mall to charge their cell phones because the electricity is non-existent in some parts of Kenya. Secondly, landline communications are not dependable and often become dysfunctional.

Safricom Ltd. saw an opening and immediately jumped on it. Kenya’s biggest cell phone company will release a solar-charged phone in Kenya, which also includes an electric-charger, for $35. Each handset device will come with solar panels, which charges the phone by using the sun’s rays.

Each device was manufactured by a Chinese company called ZTE corp. The Kenyan company will introduce an initial supply of 100,000 mobile phones in the market.

Safricom’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Joseph told CNN, in a telephone interview, “People are excited about these phones. I expect it to be sold out in a week. The power crisis here has been going on for ages. Safaricom phone's solar panel is small and portable, unlike charging devices some Kenyans now use. There's an enormous need for a device like this. They will continue to charge on natural light, even on cloudy days.”

Kenya does have limited ability when it comes to power however; the nation has one of the largest cell phone markets in all of Africa with an estimated 17 million Kenyans using a mobile device.

Safricom is not the only company who is introducing this eco-friendly device. At global trade shows, several companies have touted their solar cell phones such as Samsung, who unveiled a solar-charged cell phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. They also showed a sun-powered mobile device in India in June.

After successful runs, Samsung plans to launch similar handset devices in other Asian countries, Europe and Latin America.

Charging a phone can cost 70 cents per week (50 shillings) and now the solar-charged cell phone will pay for itself.


Taken from:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/278002
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I guess it would be be pretty good as a second phone and maybe used for camping, assuming that there is coverage at the campsite.

Maybe we can make it a "One orang Asli, one mobile phone".

Hey, it may be possible. USD35 is about RM140.

Here is the video:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Proposal in newspapers


What would you do if it happened to you?

I saw an advertisement in the Star today using the movie "The Proposal" as the main idea.

I thought it was fake until I saw in Loywat.net that this is TRUE.

I think a lot of girls will like it.

I'm a guy so all I think about is the money spent on this.

PS.You can see this at a Billboard in Tropicana City Mall going towards highway.

The boyfriend has too much money.

Meter: Taxi driver's opinion

15Malaysia Video

A video starring Khairy Jamaluddin, the (in)famous son-in-law of Abdullah Badawi,our former Prime Minister.

Kinda funny and look out for a cameo by Amber Chia.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Malaysia Boleh:Malaysian is top English student at London varsity

Malaysian is top English student at London varsity

Who thought it could be possible?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 21-year-old has done Malaysia proud when she was adjudged top student in English at the University of London’s Queen Mary College recently.

Adelina Raisa Sufian, who obtained a Bachelor of Arts (English) degree with first class honours, won the coveted 2009 Westfield Trust Prize for outstanding academic achievement in English at the university last month.

Commenting on her achievement, Adelina attributed her success to encouragement from her parents, businessman Datuk Sufian Majid and Datin Alissa Fitri.

Top scorer: Adelina (left) posing for a photo with friends after she won the Westfield Trust Prize at the University of London recently. — Bernama

“I set a target throughout my study,” she said. “Most importantly, we must have the determination and confidence to succeed.

“I am glad that I was able to compete with native speakers of English, as well as students from other countries,” she told Ber- nama.

Adelina, who is also an accomplished pianist, has represented Queen Mary College in choir and mathematics competitions.

While pursuing higher education at the Oakham School, Britain, in 2004, she won the Headmaster’s Prize and was adjudged top student in Mathematics, English and Chemistry.

On her future, Adelina said she planned to write, pursue a Master’s degree and work in Malaysia.

“I love my country,” she added.


Taken from

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/8/nation/4670488&sec=nation


Malaysia Boleh:McCurry Bests McDonald's

US' McDonald's loses trademark fight against M'sian McCurry

Wow, I don't believe it but it's true. I guess it is possible to beat an international company in a lawsuit.
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PUTRAJAYA: US fast food giant McDonald’s lost an eight-year trademark battle to prevent local restaurant
McCurry from using the ‘Mc’ prefix in a precedent-setting judgment by Malaysia’s highest court.

The Federal Court ruled Tuesday that McDonald’s cannot appeal against another court’s verdict that had allowed McCurry to use ‘Mc’ in its name. The owner says McCurry, which serves Indian food, is an abbreviation for Malaysian Chicken Curry.

The ruling by a three-member panel of the Federal Court ends all legal avenues for McDonald’s to protect its name from what it said was a trademark infringement.

File pic shows McCurry restaurant owner, P. Suppiah, putting the 'c' back onto the signboard of his shop on April 30 after winning the earlier court case. The simple gesture marked the end of an eight-year David and Goliath court case against US fastfood giant McDonalds to keep the name of his Indian restaurant located on Jalan Ipoh. Starpic by Ibrahim Mohtar

“On the basis of unanimous decision, our view is that” McDonald’s plea to carry the case forward has no merit, said chief judge Arifin Zakaria. “It is unfortunate that we have to dismiss the application with costs,” he said.

McDonald’s will have to pay RM10,000 to McCurry, a popular eatery in Jalan Ipoh on the edge of Kuala Lumpur’s downtown. McDonald’s lawyers refused to comment, except to say the company will abide by the judgment.

McCurry lawyer Sri Devi Nair said the ruling means McDonald’s does not have a monopoly on the prefix ‘Mc,’ and that other restaurants could also use it as long as they distinguish their food from McDonald’s.

“This is a precedent for everyone to follow,” he said.

A view of the McCurry shop. - Star file pic

A three-member Appeal Court panel had ruled in favour of McCurry Restaurant in April this year when it overturned a 2006 high court ruling that had upheld McDonald’s contention.

Arifin said McDonald’s lawyers were unable to point out faults in the Appeal Court judgment, which had said there was no evidence to show that McCurry was passing off McDonald’s business as its own. The Appeals Court also said McDonald’s cannot claim an exclusive right to the ‘Mc’ prefix in the country.

McDonald’s asked the Federal Court for permission to appeal against that decision but was denied Tuesday.

“We are very much relieved. We hope to expand. This is what we wanted to do from the beginning and we were stalled for eight years,” said A.M.S.P. Suppiah, the owner of McCurry.

“I am so happy ... we have nothing in similarity with them at all. That’s how we have felt all this while,” said his wife, Kanageswary Suppiah.

The Appeal Court said McCurry’s signboard has white and grey letters against a red background with a picture of a smiling chicken giving a double thumbs-up, in contrast to McDonald’s red and yellow “M” logo. McCurry also serves only Indian food, not competing with McDonald’s Western menu, the court said.

McDonald’s began operations in Malaysia in 1982 and has 137 outlets in the country. -- AP

Taken from
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/8/business/20090908111316&sec=business

Monday, September 7, 2009

Malaysia Satu: Our 1Malaysia Song

This is taken from here:
http://www.1malaysia.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3334&Itemid=122&lang=en

Took me a while to open this.

Tahniah Audi Mok, Nur Fatima & Faizal Tahir! Pemenang Lagu 1Malaysia Kita.

The winning Song:

MALAYSIA SATU

LAGU:
Malaysia Satu
ARTIS:
Faizal Tahir
KOMPOSER:
Audi Mok
PENULIS LIRIK:
Nur Fatima





LIRIK:

Ku teguh berdiri tiada lagi ragu atau gentar
Ku terus berani melangkah maju ke hadapan Satu impian nyawaku pertaruhkan

Genggaman tanganmu, semangatku terus membara janji ku pada mu, harapanmu ingin ku laksanakan

kau adalah ilham pada mereka yang ingin berjaya
Kau terus berjuang demi membawa perubahan satu impian oh berjuta harapan

Genggaman tanganmu, semangatku terus membara janji ku pada mu, harapanmu ingin ku laksanakan

Satu Malaysia,
kita inspirasi pada dunia Nama kan dijulang, kita menjadi kebanggaan Satu wawasan bersama bergandingan..

Genggaman tanganmu, semangatku terus membara janji ku pada mu, harapanmu ingin ku laksanakan



Enjoy!



Gerhana:The Ugly Truth

15Malaysia video

Are you ready to face it?

Video: KD Tunku Abdul Rahman

The very first Malaysian submarine was received in Port Klang. the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman was named after our first Prime Minister.

www.1Malaysia.com.my


1Malaysia-Proton : Hangus

1Malaysia-Proton : Hangus

We should be happy with what we have.

Ciplak: Buy Malaysian products

1Malaysia-Proton : Ciplak

Why you should never buy cheap Rol*x at pasar malam.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Security Issues

In April this year, my house got broken into in the AFTERNOON, right after the Resident's Association had SECURITY GUARDS to look after the main routes entering my housing area.

And guess what, the pondok polis has JUST been upgraded to a POLICE STATION.

Before this incident, there were other cases of break-ins that my neighbours did not report. I don't know why they don't want to do so. (Maybe because of the case above?)

My parents checked the place after the next door neighbour called but had to leave as they had to man the shop.

I reached home later as there was class that day and called my friend KC whose dad in turn informed the police.

The police came and asked us not to touch anything as there might be finger prints of the perpetrators.

They left and I lodged a report together with my mum in the evening.

When I stepped in the police station, it seemed small and there was only one person over there at the time and they had a TV with AXN (yes, they have Astro).

After lodging a report, he asked both of us to wait for the "forensics'" to come and have a more thorough look.

This was very sad for me as I lost my Acer Aspire 4530 which had been maxed out and was less than 6 months with me.*SOBS* Not forgetting a Canon camcorder which had some tapes which I did not convert to DVD yet.

BTW, he did not bother to record the model number of the lost items and also the SERIAL number of the laptop which I placed right in front of him. I wonder if he thinks that he is genius or knows that it will never be found.

Later on, the "forensics" came and took some pictures but did NOT dust for fingerprints and then left.

Something else that I noticed are that the "security guards" are missing the whole afternoon and evening, only to come at night to lock the gate. Something fishy right?

A few days later, I heard that the next door maid saw the prepertrators with the stuff he stole walking slowly out of my house.

There were two Chinese guys in short/medium length pants wearing shoes. One of them had a bald patch and was about 6 feet. The other one is a man in his 20s or 30s which is about 5 feet 7.They were sitting inside a Beige colour sedan car for the whole morning before doing this.

After hearing that, I recorded it all down and went to the police station a few days later.

Upon arriving, I heard that there were 5, yes, five break-in cases in one day in the same area.

The worst part is that one person called that police station as the break-in was HAPPENING and the police officer said this:

"Oh, itu faks machine guna line yang sama dengan telefon"

I imagined myself having a big sweat dripping when I heard this.

They can afford Astro which is non-essential but can't have an extra phone line?

Anyways, I updated my report but they still did not record the serial number down and now I have given up getting back my laptop.

My laptop:

Acer Aspire 4530-721 G6MN
AMD Turion X2 2.1Ghz
4GB RAM 800Mhz
160GB HDD
Nvdia Geforce 9100M
Blue black colour
Serial no. :
LXAREOC039840251392500

On another note, my dad met up with the RA secretary to stop paying for the security fee and she said something that really feels like she is mocking you.

Reenactment (you get the drift)

Dad: I'm not participating in the security programme anymore.

Secretary: Why? You know that this is for security's sake.

Dad: What security? My house has been broken into.

Secretary: At least our guards were first on scene to inform you about it.

(At this point, my dad was very angry, as I said before, the GUARDS WERE MISSING for the whole day)

Dad: Get your facts straight. It was my next door neighbour who informed and the guards were nowhere to be seen for the whole day.

After that, my dad left.

Me and my dad attended the RA meeting once and found out that crime has became very rampant recently.

Ever since they changed the security company, there were lesser break-ins reported but by how much only the police would know...

What police say to my mum

This post is about what happened to my mum who lost her hand bag not once but twice within 10 years.
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Details are hazy as the first time was about ten years ago.

3 Indians entered my dad's clinic in KL in an afternoon before Chinese New Year.

My dad just gave my mum a few hundred ringgit as ang pau money for relatives and their kids and she kept in in her handbag inside a cupboard.

In the afternoon, there were 3 Indians, 2 guys and a women if not mistaken as I was not there. They pretended to sell stuff and carried a something to cover what they were about to do. A big cardboard I presume.

As they were busy distracting my mum, they somehow took the handbag and got into my dad's office and stole his handphone.

Shortly after they left, my grandfather who was there noticed something was amiss and found out what was stolen and chased after them but they were long gone.

Later, my parents went to the police station to lodge a report and he asked a really funny question..

Reenactment (May not happen exactly but the ang pau part was true)

Police: Ok, puan. Kami telah selesai tulis repot. Sila tanda tangan di sini.

My mum signs report.

Police: Nah, ini salinan kamu. Nanti angkat IC baru beri ini sebagai bukti.

Mum: Itu saja-kah?

Police: Oh yeah. Gong Xi Fa Cai. Ang pau na lai

Mum: Ang pau tak dak-lah baru kena curi beg.

I imagine that the police officer at the time did not know what he was doing. He was filing in a report for a stolen bag which contained all the ang pau money for that year's CNY. Haiz~

My mum still had to pay RM 60 for new IC eventhough the bag was stolen from her.
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The second time was about 5 years, give or take, ago after my mum bought some groceries at the morning market in Taman Bukit Maluri.

While my mum and my dad (who was the only other person there) was walking towards the family car, their was a car which was parked nearby with engines turned on.

Suddenly, the car drove by my mum and a person grabbed her bag from the passenger seat window. My dad tried to help but the groceries he was carrying were in the way and the incident happened so quickly. My mum was dragged for a very short distance but her arms and knees were bruised from the incident.

My parents then went to the police station in Kepong main road to lodge a report.

The police officers there said that if you need to lodge a report about SNATCH THEFT, you need to go to Bukit Aman Police Station.

"However, if you want to report it as a LOST WALLET case, then we can write the report here."

When I heard about it, my reaction was What The (insert word here).

How could they do that?!

Now you know the reason why the snatch theft case suddenly rose in these few years.
It was not sudden but gradually as there were many UNREPORTED cases such as this.

In the end, my parents really had something to do later that day and opted for the second one.

My mum got her new IC AGAIN with RM 100 PENALTY FEE.

Zombieland movie

What happens when the world is infested with zombies?

Well, you kill them to survive.

A new movie coming in Oct 2nd (if it gets pass our censorship board).

It sorta feels like Left 4 Dead.

Nokia 3G Booklet

Nokia Booklet 3G.

Powered by the an Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G runs on Windows and offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

The Booklet 3G weighs 1.25kg and measures slightly more than 2cm thick. It supports a broad range of connectivity options including 3G/HSPA and WiFi connectivity."



If movies were real...

What happens when you take movie scenes from movies and place them in real life scenarios?

This is exactly what the guys at smosh did.

Movies spoofed:

Twilight

G Force

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Forrest Gump

Up

Home Alone 2


Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Konsert Pasar: A better place by having fun

1Malaysia-Proton : Konsert pasar

Laughter, dancing and karaoke is all we need.

Kuih muih: What colonisation means

1Malaysia-Proton video: Kuih Muih


Our friends at the pasar malam asks a trader how it feels like to be colonised.

With hillarious results. XD

Lok Lok: We are 1Malaysia

1Malaysia-proton video.

An advertisement which shows us that we are 1Malaysia no matter what race we are.


Censored:Universal Language

Second video from 1Malaysia-Proton.

Some things are universal which we all know but cannot say on TV.

Lesson in Politics:Slovak Sling

15Malaysia video.

I found this very funny especially at the end. I won't spoil it. Watch it.

Synopsis

A comedic re-enactment of how one politician tries to entice another to switch party allegiance as DVD pirates look on.


Stream and beam photos wirelessly with the Samsung ST1000 camera


Cool new Camera from Samsung

Taken from
http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2009/9/3/technology/20090903171732&sec=technology

www.samsungcamera.com



KUALA LUMPUR: THE new Samsung ST1000 is the world’s first point-and-shoot camera that comes with the three wireless technologies built-in.

The camera has Bluetooth, WiFi and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) connectivity, which enables it to share photos and videos through many means sans cables.

With Bluetooth, users can beam images to compatible devices such as mobile phones while users can e-mail or upload their pictures online via WiFi.

The DLNA standard on the other hand makes it possible for the ST1000 to stream images to supported devices such as HDTVs and digital photo frames.

But that’s not all — the 12.2-megapixel camera also packs in a dizzying array of features, including integrated GPS and HDMI connectivity.

The 3.5in wide touchscreen LCD incorporates Samsung’s Smart Gesture User Interface with a built-in accelerator for quicker access to camera features via a simple tap or hand gesture.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Rojak: Equity

I came a cross this ad from TV but forgot about it until I read a another person's blog.

Thanks for finding the vidseos.


Read this from http://navins.biz/blog/3-malaysians-talked-about-malaysia-at-pasar-malam/

who took this from http://1malaysia-proton.com/

Rojak:


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One Future: A perfect Life?

Taken from 15Malaysia

Synopsis

An edgy and powerful science fiction story of a society where everything is perfect, except no one is allowed to speak.

This video seems like something from the Matrix.

Indonesian students pelt M’sian embassy with rotten eggs

Taken from:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/2/nation/20090902151618&sec=nation

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PETALING JAYA: About 30 Indonesian students pelted the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta with rotten eggs and attempted to raise an Indonesian flag at the gate on Tuesday.

The attack, believed spurred by allegations that the Malaysian national anthem Negara Ku had been copied from the Indonesian song Terang Bulan, came a day after Malaysia celebrated its 52nd National Day.

The Indonesian flag was raised from the embassy gate after a tug-of-war between police and students.

The attack was also reportedly triggered by allegations that a Balinese dance had been used to promote a television show about Malaysia, although it was revealed that no Malaysian government agency had a role in the advertisement.

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What do you think?

Do we really love to copycat?

Anyways, I heard that Terang Bulan has been banned from Malaysia since Negara Ku became our National Anthem from my music teacher (few years back).

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