Friday, July 31, 2009

PC Fair Pictures:Booth Girls

Just two pictures I took while I was there.

These are booth girls for Avira Antivirus. Pity they have to pose all day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What to do with a Minigun

Have you ever wondered how fast the fastest gun can shoot?

The answer is(Make a lucky guess before scrolling):












=And the answer is 4000 rounds per minute which equals to 66 bullets per second by a minigun (forgot which model) made by the US Army (I think)

As there is no way for us to get our hands on this type of weapon, here are two videos of what will happen if we got ourselves one. Courtesy of the Mythbusters.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We are not alone

Just a short blog post on District 9, An upcoming new movie by Peter Jackson (did I hear Gandalf?)

Here is a synopsis:

"Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them.

Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens’ welfare – they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens’ awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA.

The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable – he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9."

Well, truth to be told. Before I watched the trailer, I was thinking: "Oh yeah, another movie which has aliens in it."
Hmm, you can't blame me. I had big hopes for transformers 2 which was nice but short on story.
Anyways, the trailer really made it interesting so be sure to watch it. It's up there if you happen to miss it which is impossible unless you thought that was a picture.

The reason because I posted this because of Nuffnang, the blogger-friendly advertiser and here is the slogan I put in the site:
"I want to be in District 9 because I want to see how far humanity can achieve the climax of civilisation."

I hope that you guys are as thrilled as me cause I'm going to watch it.(cross fingers and pray for free tickets)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Funny twister video

This is a video I found long ago in an anime called honey and clover.

The video starts as a friend(Takemoto) gets an impromptu birthday party and another friend(Morita) makes a Twister game with disasterous results.

If you are wondering how many colours are there, here is the list:
dark brown
pale pink
mineral violet
moss green
carmine red
permanent yellow deep
passion blue
In the real twister game, only the first four colours are used.LOL

Monday, July 13, 2009

Should my neighbour trim his tree?

My neighbour has been planting a longan tree and some other plant for more than 5 years in front of his house.

The only problem is than the tree has gotten quite big and touching the power lines.

Besides that, it reduced the visibility of my home because it blocked the view.
Here are some pics.My parents told him to trim his tree but the old man is pretty stubborn.

Need some advice.

Do I need to call the officials or should warn him one more time?

The last time I asked him nicely to trim his tree because it was almost touching the power line, he gave a lame excuse.
"Aiya, no need to trim one. The power line got rubber protecting it sure cannot catch fire one."
(he said it in Cantonese)
Even though he said that,we all know that lightning loves to find the shortest distance to Earth.

If you have any views on solving this,please comment.

Paper chromatography

Paper chromatography is one of the most basic methods to separate a substance for identification.
In the case shown in the picture, the sample used was food colouring.
The solvent was used was 3:1 ratio of ethanol:water.

As you can see the colour moves and it took quite awhile.
The first photo at 9.43am and the last one 1.04pm.
Today there are more advanced methods to identify substances and the one shown is only a basic one. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Maths and Science in BM.Why?

When I saw the headlines on The Star, I was a bit shocked as why they want it to be so.

I know that there are many complaints about this issue but most of them do not get the big picture which is when they go to study abroad or just take A-levels locally.

Maths and Science can be a bit daunting even for usual English speakers as most of the terms are not so often used in daily conversations.(Try saying Adenosine Triphosphate to people who never read about or study about Science)

The Government now is not taking the future generation seriously as this can be a serious issue in the future as what was faced by student prior the change to English were facing. Another thing to note is that the time given for the change to happen is too short.

The effects of implementing Maths and Science in English have not even bear fruit yet as most are still studying and if you read the article about half the students prefer it in English but it's quite good considering it is what they have chosen.

The reason they gave for the change is a bit awkward. Most rural students cannot do well when both subjects are in English. This is simply strange in a sense that there are more science books written in English compared to in BM but most are not cheap. Does this mean that if many rural students cannot read or write in BM that they have to lower the standard? Well, certainly not. Bahasa in SPM was quite difficult for me but I managed to get a credit.

However, the only good thing in the headline which I can see is that they are NOW trying to improve the English standard which is a bit too late but there is still hope left for the future.

However, what is set may bring something good but it will be along time before the future generation will feel it's effect.

(People in Japan and Korea manage to develop their technologies whilst using their native language but it took a few decades for them to do so and they were mostly hardworking people with an aim set in their minds to do better)

Well, after 2012 there may be more students enrolling for international schools for those who have lots of money but for those who can't they just have to stick with what has been set.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Finally a new computer

Yeah. Finally got a new computer after my laptop was stolen.

Here are the specs:
Intel E5200 2.5ghz
160gb hdd
dvd burner
2gb ram

My only regret is that I can't get a graphics card because somebody did credit card fraud at my dad's shop. Haiz


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