Saturday, December 30, 2006

LAWAK JENAKA: Tips nama anak yang world!! 

Sesiapa yang berhajat nak menimang cahaya mata, boleh le kalau nak consider nama-nama yang di bawah ni..... Semuga "sejuk perut ibu mengandung" hehe... Pilihan nama jawa yang bagus-bagus diperturunkan. eloklah guna nama ini untuk anak...

Pilihlah yg anda berkenan:-

Pandai tanam bunga - Rosman.
Pandai membaiki kereta - Karman
Average dalam golf - Parman
Pandai dlm penulisan - Suratman
Gagah perkasa - Suparman
Boleh mendengar sambil berjalan - Wakiman
Selalu bertanya - Azman (loghat jawa bunyi Asman)
Pandai buat kuih - Paiman
Pakar jualan - Salman
Pakar pasal alam sekitar - JASman (Jab. Alam Sekitar)
Pandai melukis, tulis sajak, nyanyi lagu - Saniman
Doktor gigi - Sugiman
Supaya cepat naik pangkat - Yasman
Bakal kaki pukul dan dera orang - Deraman
Yang ada darah Bengali - Baiman
Pandai organise skim cepat kaya - Pakman (Te'Lo)
Mat rock - Rokman
Jadi polis trafik - Saman
Pakar kunci - Lokman
Baik budi pekerti - Budiman
Buat kerja ala kadar - Kadarisman
Suka bagi orang susah - Sukarman
Suka mengada-ngada - Ngadiman
Dua alam - Herman
Paling tak guna - Koman
Selalu sakit - Deman
Kalau yang kuat berlawan - Ultraman
Yg suka main daun terup poker -Pokerman

tambahan dari komen yang diterima.....
Selalu sudi.....Sudirman
Selalu nooo.....Norman

sekadar mencadang................. ahaksssssss...........
dah.... pi sambung balik buat kerja.................... hehehehehe..........

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Friday, December 29, 2006

How To Learn English! 

Here are some tips which may help you to master the English Language!

Speak without Fear
The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear. They worry that they won’t say things correctly or that they will look stupid so they don’t talk at all. Don’t do this. The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right. Like anything, learning English requires practice. Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.

Use all of your Resources
Just because you study English at school doesn’t mean you can’t learn outside of class. Using as many different sources, methods and tools as possible, will allow you to learn faster. There are so many different ways you can improve your English don’t limit yourself to only one or two. Explore your opportunities.

Surround Yourself with English
The absolute best way to learn English is to surround yourself with it. Take notes in English, put English books around your room, watch English news, movies and television. Speak English with your friends whenever you can. The more English material that you have around you, the faster you will learn and the more likely you will be to begin “thinking in English.” .

Listen to Native Speakers as Much as Possible
There are some good English teachers that have had to learn English as a second language before they could teach it. However, there are several reasons why many of the best schools hire only native English speakers. One of the reasons is that native speakers have a natural flow to their speech that students of English should try to imitate. The closer ESL students can get to this rhythm or flow, the more convincing and comfortable they will become.

Watch English Films and Television
This is not only a fun way to learn but it is also very effective. By watching English films (especially those with subtitles) you can expand your vocabulary and hear the flow of speech from the actors. If you listen to the news you can also hear different accents.

Listen to English Music
Music can be a very effective method of learning English. In fact, it is often used as a way of improving comprehension. The best way to learn though, is to get the lyrics (words) to the songs you are listening to and try to read them as the artist sings. Their are several good internet sites where one can find the words for most songs. This way you can practice your listening and reading at the same time. And if you like to sing, go for it.

Do Your Homework!
Yes, often homework is boring and yes, English grammar is not fun. However, if you have followed Tip #1 and you are speaking as much as you can, you are probably making some mistakes. Only by proper studying and doing your exercises, can you fix these errors.

Take Tests
Tests are not fun. They make people nervous and they take a lot of time to prepare for. However, by taking tests you accomplish two things. First, you force yourself to study and prepare. Second, you give yourself a benchmark to compare your future tests with. Often, it is by comparing your score on a test you took yesterday with one you took six months ago that you realize just how much you have learned. If you never test yourself, you will never know how much you are progressing.

Record Yourself
Nobody likes to hear their own voice on tape but like tests, it is good to compare your tapes from time to time. You may be so impressed with the progress you are making that you may not mind the sound of your voice as much.

Listen to English
By this, I mean, speak on the phone or listen to audiobooks or CDs in English. This is different than watching the television or films because you can’t see the person that is speaking to you. Many new English speakers say that speaking on the phone is the most difficult thing that they do and the only way to improve is to practice.

Have Fun
Smile, laugh, have fun while you are learning. I can’t explain why but by having fun with something, you immediately understand it better and learn faster. Try it. You’ll be surprised.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

3D picture of the day 

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Communication channel 

Memo from CEO to Manager:
Today at 11 o'clock there will be a total eclipse of the sun. This is when the sun disappears behind the moon for two minutes. As this is something that cannot be seen every day, time will be allowed for employees to view the eclipse in the parking lot. Staff should meet in the lot at ten to eleven, when I will deliver a short speech introducing the eclipse, and giving some background information. Safety goggles will be made available at a small cost

Memo from Manager to Department Head:
Today at ten to eleven, all staff should meet in the car park. This
will be followed by a total eclipse of the sun, which will appear
for two minutes. For a moderate cost, this will be made safe with goggles.
The CEO will deliver a short speech beforehand to give us all some
information. This is not something that can be seen every day.

Memo from Department Head to Floor Manager:
The CEO will today deliver a short speech to make the sun
disappear for two minutes in the form of an eclipse. This is something
that cannot be seen every day, so staff will meet in the car park at
ten or eleven. This will be safe, if you pay a moderate cost.

Memo From Floor Manager to Supervisor:
Ten or eleven staff are to go to the car park, where the CEO
will eclipse the sun for two minutes. This doesn't happen every day.
It will be safe, and as usual it will cost you.

Memo from Supervisor to staff:
Some staff will go to the car park today to see the CEO
disappear. It is a pity this doesn't happen everyday.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Swiss smog : The Castels of Valere and Tourbillon overlooking the city of Sion in the Swiss Alps are shrouded in smog. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

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Former U.S. President Gerald Ford died 

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (R) is pictured with George Harrison (C) and Billy Preston (L) in the Oval Office in this December 13, 1974 file photo. Ford, 93, has died, according to a statement from his wife Bette on December 26, 2006.


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James Brown died of heart failure 

Music legend James Brown arrives with his wife Tomi Rae Brown for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in this Feb. 13, 2005 file photo in Los Angeles. Brown's widow said Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, she was denied access to the home she shared with the singer and their 5-year-old son when she returned home hours after her husband died of heart failure, claiming the gate was padlocked at the request of Brown's lawyer and accountant. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Email Photo Print Photo

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Orang Buta Dgn Sudu 

Seorang lelaki buta memasuki sebuah restoran. Abu, pemilik restoran itu yang juga berperanan sebagai pelayan mendatanginya dan menghulurkan menu.

"Saya orang buta dan saya tak boleh membaca menu. Tolong bawakan sudu kotor yang telah dipakai oleh pengunjung sebelumnya dan saya akan menciumnya. Dari situ nanti saya tahu masakan apa yang enak untuk dipesan," kata lelaki buta tersebut.

Abu mengumpulkan beberapa sudu bekas dipakai yang ada dan memberikannya kepada lelaki tersebut. Ia mencium sudu itu dan akhirnya berkata, "Saya pesan ikan paus dan sayur masak asam bang"............

Dengan agak terperanjat Abu mencatat pesanan lelaki buta itu. Menu itu memang menjadi kegemaran para pengunjung restoran tersebut.

Beberapa hari kemudian lelaki buta tersebut datang lagi. Sekali lagi dia minta sudu bekas dipakai untuk dicium, tetapi bukan yang habis dipakai utk makan ikan paus dan sayur masak asam. Hanya ada satu sudu yang habis dipakai untuk makan menu lainnya. Abu memberikannya kepada lelaki buta tersebut yang kemudian memcium sudu itu dan berkata, "Bau sudu yang ini sedap juga, seperti habis diguna untuk makan ayam bakar dengan sayur ulam dan sambal belacan."

"Dasat juga mat ni", bisik Abu dalam hati. Abu mengiyakan sambil merenung lubang hidung si buta.

Lelaki buta itu untuk ketiga kalinya datang semula beberapa hari kemudian. Dia datang lebih awal ketika belum ada satupun pengunjung yang datang sehingga tidak ada sudu bekas diguna yang boleh diberikan untuk dihidu. Entah dari mana datangnya, tiba-tiba sifat nakal bodoh Abu muncul. Dia menghampiri isterinya yang berperanan sebagai tukang masak di dapur. Diberikannya satu sudu dan berkata, "Leha, kamu usapkan sudu ini di ketiak kamu"

"Apa-apa lah abang ni ?" tanya Leha tak faham.

"Sudahlah ikut je lahhhh, untuk kemajuan restoran kita," kata Abu setengah memaksa. Leha, tanpa confident, mengusapkan sudu tersebut di ketiaknya dan menyerahkan kembali kepada Abu. Dibawanya sudu tersebut kepada lelaki buta yang duduk menunggu.

Lelaki buta itupun menghidu sudu itu,dengan mengerutkan keningnya, lelaki buta tersebut berkata, "Sungguh tak ku sangka menyangka makwe lamaku Leha bekerja disini...... boleh aku jumpa dia kejab tak!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Opps! Phuket did it again!!!! 

A western tourist takes photos of Thai woman dressed in a Santa mini-skirt Sunday, Sec. 24, 2006, near Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourist are returning to the popular beach area in large numbers just two years after a massive tsunami struck the area on Dec. 26, 2004.
(AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Children look at a snow figure of a pig in a park at Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 23, 2006. Picture taken December 23, 2006. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA)

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Kenali Para Parasit Komputer 

Virus komputer,ia suatu nama yang cukup popular dikalangan pengguna komputer tidak kira yang sudah berpengalaman atau yang baru berjinak dengan IT,kehadirannya sudah menjadi kebiasaan.

Bagaimana pula Adware, trojan, dialer,worm, keylogger, hijacker, cookies dan sebagainya,pada pemerhatian saya ia masih kurang dikenali terutamanya mereka yang baru mengenali dunia IT dan ada yang beranggapan ianya virus.Jadi,sudah menjadi suatu kewajaran untuk kita mengenalinya untuk membolehkan pencegahan yang lebih berkesan
dapat dilakukan.

Walaupun penerangan saya nanti serba ringkas tapi saya yakin ianya pasti berguna.

Virus komputer
Suatu nama yang cukup popular dikalangan pengguna komputer disebabkan keupayaannya mengundang pelbagai masalah kepada komputer.Dunia
IT akan terus digemparkan dengan kehadirannya sehingga ia merupakan suatu kebiasaan yang tidak dapat dielakkan.Virus komputer merupakan
suatu program yang dicipta untuk pelbagai tujuan dan juga boleh tersembunyi didalam sesebuah perisian.Virus komputer berkemampuan
mereplika iaitu menyalin diri dan menjangkiti bahagian atau program lain dalam komputer,dokumen,boot sector dan sebagainya.Apabila
kita menjalankan program yang dijangkiti,virus tersebut akan mengaktif serta melakukan salinan diri sendiri dan akhirnya akan melakukan
pelbagai kerosakan seperti membuat paparan skrin,memadam data dan pelbagai kemusnahan lagi.

Worm atau cecacing berkemampuan melakukan eksploitasi terhadap kelemahan suatu sistem operasi serta mereplikasi diri pada rangkaian komputer.
Contoh Worm sasser teleh melakukan kerosakan pada sistem komputer persendirian dan korporat.Contoh lain pula ialah Worm CodeRed telah mengeksploitasi
kelemahan windows 2000 iaitu pada file idq.dll iaitu kelemahan buffer overflow Windows 2000.

Program yang memunculkan pop-up iklan atau iklan yang tersembunyi yang dimasukkan oleh pembuat program ke dalam sesebuah program,
biasanya program tersebut adalah program yang freeware,shareware dan sebagainya.Jadi,pengguna terpaksa menerima iklan tersebut.

Program intipan yang berupaya mendapatkan dan mengumpul maklumat pengguna sesebuah komputer tanpa disedarinya.Pencerobohan privacy
ini boleh menguntung pihak pengintip kerana sesuatu maklumat terkumpul boleh dijual kepada pihak yang berminat atau untuk sebarang strategi
dan promosi produk keluaran syarikat mereka.Program intipan ini boleh didatangi bersama secara tersembunyi melalui program berbentuk
freeware,shareware atau demo yang boleh dimuat turun dengan mudah internet.

Program ini sangat berbahaya kerana ia memampukan penggodam komputer untuk mengawal serta melakukan sebarang perubahan kepada komputer tanpa
pengetahuan pengguna komputer tersebut.Selain itu ia juga mampu mencipta,menghapus dan memindah sesuatu fail tanpa diketahui.

Kebolehan program ini ialah mengubah apa yang telah disetkan pada pelayar web,menukar arah carian ke laman tertentu
seperti laman web lucah.Program ini juga berkemampuan mengubah haluan carian ke enjin carian yang ditetapkan oleh
pembuat program ini dan yang paling teruknya ialah apa yang telah diubah oleh program ini tidak dapat diubah kembali,malah,
anda mungkin tidak dapat melayari internet seperti biasa.

Program ini berkeupayaan memasukkan fungsi sambungan ke internet,memutuskan sambungan komputer dari ISP tempatan dan kemudian
ia menukar atau menghubungkan kembali sambungan anda ke ISP lain dan telefon antarabangsa.

Program yang mampu merekod apa sahaja yang anda tekan di keyboard anda,termasuklah perbualan email dan chat.

Ia sebenarnya dicipta untuk disimpan pada sistem untuk membolehkan diakses kembali tapi ada juga menyalahgunakanya
dengan berkongsi pada laman lain serta mengumpul maklumat seseorang pengguna yang mungkin bercirikan peribadi
untuk dijual bagi perolehi keutungan.

melibatkan kegiatan e-mail yang tidak diundang kehadirannya yang dihantar dalam jumlah yang banyak dan ia mungkin kegiatan
suka-suka,mengacau pemilik e-mail atau aktiviti pengiklanan yang salah iaitu tanpa kebenaran penerimanya.Ia pasti
mengundang masalah kepada pengguna dari segi ruang e-mail dan masa.

Majalah PC

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Pain relief effectiveness down to mind-set? 

Research by the Human Pain Research Group at The University of Manchester suggests that people's responses to placebo or "dummy" pain relief varies according to their way of thinking.

40 pain-free volunteers took part in an experiment funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign using an artificial pain stimulus, and were led to expect reduced pain after the application of a cream which was actually a placebo.

Lead researcher Alison Watson said: "Any medical treatment involves a placebo element; the psychological suggestion that it is going to work. So we theorised that a proportion of any treatment's effectiveness would relate to how much we wanted it to work, believed in it or trusted the person administering it.

"Doctors and nurses can transmit a lot of information about a treatment and its effectiveness through their words and gestures. We know that when people visit their preferred GP the treatment or advice they receive will be more effective than that given by a GP they prefer not to see. Similarly, red pills have been shown to be more effective than green ones; so we wanted to test whether all this was due to expectations of successful treatment and trust in the person giving it."

24 of the volunteers initially received a moderately painful heat stimulus to both arms. The placebo cream was then applied to the skin, but they were led to believe that the cream on one of their arms may be a local anaesthetic.

After the application of the cream, the intensity of the heat stimulus was turned down on one arm without informing the volunteer. Subsequently the intensity was returned to its previous level, but - in contrast to the 16 people in the control group - 67% of the treatment group continued to perceive the heat as less painful.

Alison said: "The expectation of pain relief leads to a release of endorphins, the brain's natural pain killers, which is likely to contribute to a sensation of reward and well-being.

"Interestingly, there was an exact split in the range of responses to the placebo; a third of people reporting a reduction in the pain intensity in the "treated" arm only, another third in both arms and the remainder's intensity-ratings not being influenced by the application of the cream. The different responses can be related to the different levels of pain relief the volunteers expected, which may have allowed their individual suggestibility to influence their assessment of the pain experience.

"Our findings suggest that different individuals may have different styles of placebo response, which is likely to affect how they respond to real treatments too. Understanding these differences could better inform the way doctors and nurses provide treatments in the future.

"It could also facilitate more effective clinical trial design, which could substantially reduce the costs of developing new pain killers for patients with conditions like cancer and arthritis.

"A further, exciting possibility is that we could develop talking and drug-based therapies to enhance people's response to placebos. The experimental methods we're using will allow us to test out such possibilities as a method of treating pain."

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Snake Manu 

Manoharan, known as Snake Manu, 30, practises with two brown tree snakes by running it through his nasals and mouth in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Manoharan is awaiting a sponsor for a chance to make a performance for the Guinness Book jury. (AP Photo/ M.Lakshman)

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

F1: McLaren legends 

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Miss USA 

Miss USA Tara Conner listens to Donald Trump during a news conference in New York, December 19, 2006. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Temporary work bad for men's health 

A study of the health of workers found that men in temporary jobs are more likely to suffer health problems than men in secure employment.

Dr Vanessa Gash from The University of Manchester's School of Social Sciences spent two years examining health statistics of Spanish and German workers.

The results, she says, are relevant to any country where there are temporary workers - including the UK.

Her team's work chimes with Scandinavian research which found that fixed-term contract workers are more likely to die from alcohol and smoking related causes than permanent workers.

She said: "Getting a job is good for your health, but according to our research it's less good for your health if you have a fixed-term contract - especially if you're a man.

"Fixed-term contract workers can lose their jobs more frequently as their contracts run out within short periods.

"This job loss often results in unemployment which usually causes a deterioration of general health indicators and health status.

"Fixed-term contract workers are also disproportionately affected by job insecurity which is also thought to affect health status.

"There may also be stresses linked to the comparatively poor job quality of some fixed-term jobs which tend to be relatively low paid.

"For sure it's a major trend across Europe. In Spain where we did some of our work, a third of all workers are on fixed-term contracts.

"But it's also common in the UK especially as according to a recent EU report, new forms of work arrangements - including freelance or temporary agency workers - have increased to almost 40 percent in 2005 across the EU."

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Photoshop: crazy pics 

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

INFO: Tahukah anda? 

Belut elektrik mampu mengeluarkan arus elektrik yang mampu menyalakan 12 buah lampu dan mampu membunuh manusia! Elektrik yang terdapat di tubuh belut ini sebenarnya adalah bertujuan untuk membunuh mangsanya.

Helang mempunyai jarak penglihatan yang terbaik di kalangan haiwan. Helang mampu melihat mangsanya pada jarak sejauh 3 km.

Labah-labah betina akan membunuh dan seterusnya memakan pasangannya (labah-labah jantan) sebaik selesai mengawan.

Burung terbang jauh bagi mengelakkan musim sejuk. Contohnya, burung-burung di kawasan kutub utara (Artik) boleh terbang sejauh lebih kurang 17 500 km menuju ke kutub selatan (Antartika) dan kemudian berpatah balik ke artik setiap kali perubahan musim berlaku . Apa yang menarik ialah mereka tidak pernah tersilap jalan – sesuatu yang masih menajdi fenomena (sesuatu yang mash belum terjawab) tetapi saintis percaya burung-burnug ini mungkin menjadikan medan magnnetik bumi sebagai 'penunjuk arah' mereka.

Nyamuk mengepakkan sayapnya sebanyak 500 kali dalam tempoh satu saat.

Pernahkah anda terfikir, mengapa ular suka 'menjelirkan' lidahnya keluar? Ular menjulur lidahnya keluar dan masuk kerana ingin mengetahui keadaan udara di sekelilingnya. Ular mempunyai sebuah organ di lelangitnya yang boleh menguji udara yang 'terlekat' pada lidahnya.

Haiwan apakah yang paling besar di muka bumi ini? Jawapan dinosaur adalah salah, kerana Ikan Paus Biru yang masih wujud sehingga kini adalah lebih besar dari dinosaur yang paling besar. Paus biru mempunyai berat sebanyak 150 tan atau 150 000 kilogram atau seberat 30 ekor gajah.

'Ikan Paus' bukanlah ikan. Ia adalah mamalia kerana bernafas melalui peparu - sama seperti manusia dan bukan melalui insang seperti ikan-ikan lain.

Paus biru ialah haiwan yang mampu mengeluarkan bunyi yang paling bising sekali. Ia mampu mengeluarkan bunyi yang mampu didengari oleh manusia yang berada sejauh 850 km darinya.

Kura-kura merupakan haiwan yang boleh hidup paling lama - iaitu sekitar 150 tahun. 152 tahun adalah rekod paling lama pernah dicatatkan.

Haiwan mana yang akan menang jika berlumba? Bukan arnab atau kura-kura, sebaliknya sejenis burung layang-layang. Dalam sejam ia mampu terbang sejauh 170 km (halaju 170 km/j). Harimau bintang pula menang dalam kategori haiwan darat terpantas iaitu dalam sejam ia mampu berlari sejauh 105 km. Jadi apabila berjumpa harimau, jangan lari.

Jangan lari jika terserempak harimau kerana ia jauh lebih pantas dari manusia. Jadi apa harus buat? Jangan panjat pokok kerana harimau menyimpan bangkai haiwan buruannya di atas pokok! Tetapi didapati haiwan ini menghadapi kesukaran apabia ingin turun semula ke bawah selepas memanjat pokok.

Sejenis ular 'Rattlesnake' boleh 'melihat' haba - sesuatu yang mustahil bagi manusia kerana kita merasa haba melalui kulit. Kebolehan ini digunakan reptilia ini untuk menangkap haiwan pada waktu malam.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Picture of the year... 

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

10 adegan tak logik dalam drama tempatan. 

Untuk renungan bersama...

1. Seorang lelaki berjalan menuju ke pondok telefon dan memasukkan syiling. Kemudian dia mendail nombor yang hendah dihubungi. Setelah sahaja menekan nombor, tidak sampai dua saat dia sudah berkata... Hello. Satu adegan yang tidak logik sedangkan talian telefon memerlukan masa lebih kurang lima saat untuk disambung. Belum dicampur lagi masa yang diperlukan oleh si penjawab bangun, berjalan dan menjawab panggilan. Adegan tidak logik ini memang wujud dalam drama tempatan melayu sejak dahulu hingga kini.

2. Dalam drama bersiri Gerak Khas, sebelum babak perbualan di pejabat polis, kamera fokus diluar ibu pejabat polis dimana terdapat dua anggota polis wanita berjalan seiringan keluar dan masuk... Dua anggota polis berkenaan muncul hampir setiap siri drama tersebut dengan gaya seperti orang berkawat malas.

3. Kebanyakkan filem seram tempatan memaparkan banyak adegan menjerit. Pengarah filem tersebut lupa bahawa sebenarnya penontonlah yang perlu menjerit ketakutan, bukannya pelakon.

4. Jika anda orang utara, pastinya anda meluat dan menyampah bila melihat pelakon-pelakon yang cuba berlakon dan bercakap loghat utara. Ini kerana mereka fikir mereka boleh membawa watak orang utara. Pada hakikatnya tidak.

5. Dalam drama melayu, jika ada babak perbualan antara seorang wanita cina dengan ahli keluarganya, perbualan tersebut dalam bahasa melayu!!! Bukannya bahasa cina. Tetapi dalam drama cina pula, babak perbualan antara wanita melayu dengan ahli keluarganya adalah dalam bahasa melayu juga....

6. Ayat yang sering digunakan dalam drama bersiri Gerak Khas.... "Tuan ada baca akhbar semalam?" .

7. Satu babak dalam drama bersiri slot Samarinda... Seorang lelaki bekerja di pejabatnya... Tiba-tiba handphonenya berbunyi.. Handphone yang digunakan adalah jenis Nokia yang mengunakan ringtone polifonik tetapi bunyi yang kita dengar adalah bunyi handphone biasa (monofonik).

8. Babak ini yang kelakar... Seorang pelakon memberitahu rakannya bahawa dia hendak menulis email kepada seseorang. Dia kemudiannya duduk di hadapan komputer dan mula menaip. Kamera yang ketika itu fokus pada monitor jelas menunjukkan pelakon berkenaan melulis email menggunakan Microsoft Word!!!.

9. Dalam satu adegan dalam sebuah filem, satu babak tembak-menembak telah berlaku diantara polis dengan penjahat. Pihak polis menggunakan sebuah kereta Mitsubishi Lancer (evo berapa tak ingat) sebagai perisai dan berlindung di balik kereta berkenaan. Polis secara berterusan dihujani berpuluh-puluh peluru dari penjahat... Tetapi kereta tersebut hanya kena satu das sahaja.

10. Semua filem seram karya penerbit tempatan akan berakhir dengan mimpi semata-mata. Anda tak perlu lagi ke panggung wayang... (Jika ada filem seram baru) kerana kesudahannya sudah anda ketahui, hanyalah mimpi.
Ini adalah garis panduan yang telah ditetapkan oleh Lembaga Penapisan Filem.... Jadi dengan sebegini punya garis panduan... PERLUKAH KITA MENYINTAI FILEM KITA? DRAMA KITA?? anda jawab sendiri....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Solat: tatacara ruku & sujud 

Berikut saya kutipkan Beberapa Hadis mengenai tata cara ruku dan sujud seperti yang dicontohkan Nabi. Untuk lebih jelasnya, silakan tanyakan kepada yg ahlinya... :)


"Nabi saw meletakan kedua telapak tangannya pada kedua lututnya."
(HR Bukhari dan Abu Dawud)

"Beliau menekan kedua tangan pada kedua lututnya (seolah-olah ia menggenggam kedua lututnya)". (idem)

"Beliau merenggangkan jari2nya". (Disebutkan dalam kitab shahih Abu Dawud Hadits No. 809)

Nabi saw bersabda:
"Jika kamu ruku', letakanlah kedua tanganmu pada kedua lututmu, kemudian renggangkanlah jari2mu, kemudian tenanglah sampai ruas tulang belakangmu mantap di tempatnya."(HR ibnu Khuzaimah dan Ibnu Hibban dalam kitab Shahih mereka)

"Bila beliau ruku', beliau meluruskan dan meratakan punggungnya (HR Baihaqi dgn sanad Shahih dan Bukhari) sehingga bila air dituangkan diatas punggung beliau, air tersebut tidak akan bergerak."(HR Thabarani, 'Abdullah bin Ahmad, dan ibnu Majah)

"Nabi saw tdk mendongakkan kepalanya dan tdk pula menundukannya."(HR Abu dawud dan Bukhari) "Tapi tengah2 antara kedua keadaan tsb." (HR Muslim dan Abu 'Awamah)


"Beliau meletakan tangannya ke tanah sebelum meletakan kedua lututnya"(HR Ibnu Khuzaimah, Daraquthni, dan Hakim)

"Beliau meletakan tangannya sejajar dengan kedua bahunya".(HR Abu Dawud dan Tirmidzi)

"Terkadang beliau meletakan tangannya sejajar dgn kedua daun telinganya."(HR Abu Dawud dan Nasa'i)

"Beliau menekankan hidung dan dahinya ke tanah". (HR ABu Dawud dan Tirmidzi)

beliau bersabda:
"Apabila kamu sujud, sujudlah dengan menekan" (HR Abu Dawud dan Ahmad)

Beliau juga bersabda:
"Tidak sah shalat seseorang bila hidung dan dahinya tidak menekan ke tanah". (HR Daraquthni, Thabarani, dan Abu Nu'aim)

"Beliau juga menekan kedua lututnya dan bagian depan kedua telapak kaki ke tanah".(HR Baihaki dgn sanad Shahih)

"Merapatkan kedua tumitnya" (HR Thahawi, Ibnu Khuzaimah)

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

F1: Steering column 

For a sport in which hundredths of a second can mean the difference between pole position or a mid-field grid slot, a car's ability to handle well is paramount. As Phil Gallagher, Senior Design Engineer at McLaren Racing, points out, the steering system provides the driver with his first indication as to how well the car is handling. The steering column is an essential link in the chain of events that sees a twist of the steering wheel turn the car's wheels. The column is joined to the steering wheel at one end and the rack and pinion at the other. This means that the steering column stretches from the edge of the cockpit down to the front bulkhead.

Quite simply, when the driver turns the steering wheel, the column rotates the pinion gear and the rack moves laterally. The track rods are put into action, shifting the wheels.

Constructed primarily from carbon fibre, the steering column is made of two tubes. They are linked together by a constant velocity joint, which makes sure that the two parts move at the same speed. It also provides high stiffness and low friction. As the man responsible for designing the steering column, Gallagher says these are two of his main concerns. "If there is too much friction or not enough stiffness then it will adversely affect the way the driver can handle the car," he says.

The column features an electrical plug which connects the steering wheel's electronics to the chassis control unit via a wiring harness. This end of the column also has quick disconnect, which means the driver can remove the steering wheel in a hurry. "There's an FIA rule which stipulates that the driver must be able to exit the car in five seconds, so the quick disconnect is very important," he says.

At the steering rack end of the column, a splined joint is used to link the two together, this then connects to the power steering valve and then on to the pinion. Without the power steering, which uses a 200 bar hydraulics supply, the driver would have to work the steering twice as hard.

Another of the requirements for the component laid down by the FIA is the aluminium crush tube. "We have to perform a test in which we drop a weight on the end of the steering column and measure the deceleration," he says. "The peak deceleration must be less than 80g in a crash."

The steering column takes around ten hours to make, and the team takes three or four spares along to each race. They are inspected after completing 1,500kms and serviced after 3,000kms. A typical service would involve complete disassembly, followed by a crack check of the safety critical parts. It would then be re-assembled - with new parts where necessary - and finally tested on the test rig before being signed-off for use on the circuit.

Having arrived at a design that is both light and stiff yet reliable, Gallagher says the steering column is not changed regularly. However, frequent design reviews are carried out and a new design will be put in place if the monocoque changes sufficiently. The current example has been in action for two years with limited change. Proving that, when it comes to steering, Team McLaren Mercedes is always moving in the right direction.

Technical Specification Length: Approx. 950mm
Diameter: Approx. 35mm
Material: Carbon fibre, titanium, steel, aluminium

Source: McLaren

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Monday, December 11, 2006


In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built. Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome.

With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge. The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move.

"We told them so." "Crazy men and their crazy dreams." "It`s foolish to chase wild visions." Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever.

He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.

It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.

Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal. Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.

Even the most distant dream can be realized with determination and persistence

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sotong kurita? 

In this photo released by Tsunemi Kubodera, a researcher with Japan's National Science Museum, a giant squid attacking a bait squid is being pulled up by his research team off the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo, on Dec. 4, 2006. The research team, led by Kubodera, has succeeded in filming the giant squid live, possibly for the first time, at the surface as they captured it off the remote island of Chichijima, which is about 960 kilometers (600 miles) southeast of Tokyo. About seven meters (24 feet) long squid died in the process of being caught. The photo was made out of the video they filmed. (AP Photo/Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum of Japan, HO)

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Monday, December 04, 2006

New Anti-Psychotic Drugs No Better Than Older, Cheaper Ones 

A study led by The University of Manchester's Division of Psychiatry has found that schizophrenia patients respond just as well - and perhaps even better - to older psychiatric drugs as newer, costlier alternatives.

A study led by The University of Manchester's Division of Psychiatry has found that schizophrenia patients respond just as well - and perhaps even better - to older psychiatric drugs as newer, costlier alternatives.

According to the study, funded by the NHS and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, patients with schizophrenia whose medication is being changed gain little benefit from being put on the newer drugs - despite their much larger market share. This runs contrary to the widely-held view that second-generation anti-psychotics are safer and more effective than the less expensive first-generation.

Antipsychotic medication is the main method of treating schizophrenia, with most UK patients currently receiving second-generation drugs through the NHS which cost at least 10 times more than their predecessors. Previous, industry-sponsored trials reported these newer drugs to be more effective and better tolerated, leading most experts to currently recommend using them first despite their additional cost.

Study leader Professor Shôn Lewis said: "The development of second-generation anti-psychotics was thought to be a major advance, as the first trials seemed to show they reduced side effects. Claims that they were also more effective than first-generation drugs shifted treatment patterns away from these medications, even though previous research comparing the drug classes has had mixed results."

The NHS commissioned the study " the first ever to compare treatment results in this area - to assess whether the additional costs of second-generation anti-psychotics were off-set by improvements in patients" quality of life or reductions in the use of health and social care services.

"We undertook the study thinking that we would show the NHS that their misgivings about the previous data were unfounded," Professor Lewis said.
The team, which includes colleagues at the University of Cambridge, Institute of Psychiatry and Imperial College London, studied 227 schizophrenia patients for whom a change in drug treatment was being considered (because of ineffectiveness or harmful side effects). The participants were randomly assigned to receive one class of drug or the other, with doctors determining which of the first- or second-generation medications would be best for each patient.

They were assessed before and 12, 26 and 52 weeks after the change in treatment using a quality of life scale, and symptoms, side effects, treatment costs and satisfaction with the drug were also measured.

The results failed to reveal the advantage in side effects or effectiveness predicted for the second generation drugs; instead there was a trend towards the older drugs working better.

Professor Lewis said: "We estimated that the second-generation anti-psychotics would produce a five-point improvement in quality of life scores, compared with first-generation anti-psychotics. But after 12 weeks, the quality of life scores averaged 49.2 for the first-generation group and 46.6 for the second-generation group."

After 26 weeks, the first-generation group score averaged 49.2, compared with and 50.4 for second-generation, but after a year it was 53.2 for first-generation users and 51.3 for second-generation. Participants in the first-generation group also showed a trend toward greater improvements in symptoms.

"We were so certain we would find exactly the opposite that we went back and checked the data," Professor Lewis continued. "But it all suggested that careful prescribing of first-generation anti-psychotics, at least in the context of a trial, is not associated with poorer efficacy or a greater adverse effect.

A parallel trial, also funded by the NHS, did confirm previous reports that the second generation drug clozapine stood out from the others in terms of effectiveness for people with severe schizophrenia. "This drug improved quality of life and symptoms better than the other newer drugs, and patients preferred it," Professor Lewis said.

"However, our research suggests that, despite modern prescribing patterns, second-generation anti-psychotics are not the great breakthrough they were once thought to be - and certainly may not justify their ten-times higher price tag. Further trials to evaluate both the role of second-generation anti-psychotics in the management of schizophrenia and the usefulness of cheaper, older drugs could save the NHS millions of pounds."

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Nobel Prize winning atom-splitting scientist honoured by University of Manchester 

An historic University building that housed one of Manchester's most famous scientists was officially renamed in his honour on Monday 4 December 2006.

The Coupland Building just off Oxford Road was officially renamed and opened in honour of Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford.

To mark the occasion, there was a special ceremony involving Rutherford's great-granddaughter Professor Mary Fowler.

Established in 1900, the Physical Laboratories at the University were, at the time, among the largest in the world. They soon became a centre for the study of atomic and nuclear physics.

New Zealander Rutherford led the laboratories between 1907 and 1919. During this time he made some of his most significant contributions to science, including the splitting of the atom.

The newly-named Rutherford Building houses the University's International Development, Student Recruitment, Admission and Widening Participation activities, and also a small exhibition celebrating Rutherford's work in Manchester.

Professor Alan Gilbert, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, said: "The renaming of this historic building is a fitting tribute to one of the University's best-known pioneers.

"It will ensure that the contribution made by Rutherford to the world of science is celebrated and remembered by staff, students and the wider public in years to come."

The University of Manchester's modern reputation as an outstanding academic institution is built on decades of innovation by great figures like Rutherford.

At the birth of the industrial revolution many leading scientists were drawn to Manchester. In 1824 they established the Manchester Mechanics' Institute, which later became part of The University of Manchester.

Rutherford is the latest pioneering scientist to have a University building named in his honour.

Just a stones throw from the new Rutherford Building is the Kilburn Building, named after Professor Tom Kilburn, who built and demonstrated 'The Baby' in 1947 the world first computer capable of storing a program.

Manchester was also home to John Dalton, who developed atomic theory and was considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of his time.

The Dalton Nuclear Institute was opened in July 2005 and is one the largest facilities of its kind in the UK, with research encompassing electricity generation, fuel cycles, waste treatment and disposal, decommissioning, policy and regulation.

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