Thursday, 14 February 2013

Telefon Android termahal di dunia

Kalau anda tiada tempat untuk 'buang' duit, apakata anda beli salah satu daripada telefon bimbit Android yang berharga lebih RM60,000 ini.

Tentu seronok kan.

Telefon bimbit Vertu Ti

Bagi mereka yang mempunyai duit yang banyak, kenapa tak laburkan ke telefon pintar dari Vertu? Syarikat yang dahulunya dimiliki oleh Nokia, kini telah mengeluarkan telefon terbaru mereka yang dipanggil Vertu Ti.

Menggunakan sistem operasi Android, ianya adalah peranti Android pertama dari syarikat pembuat telefon pintar ini, yang sebelumnya menggunakan sistem operasi Symbian. Ianya mempunyai spesifikasi berikut:
Prosessor            – 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdradon S4
Storan                   – 64 GB
Skrin                      – 3.7 inci dengan salutan kristal nilam (Sapphire Crystal)
Kamera                 – 8 megapiksel (belakang) 1.3 megapiksel (hadapan)
Telefon pintar ini juga menggunakan logam Titanium sebagai sebahagian daripada bahan pembinaannya. Untuk mereka yang sanggup membeli telefon ini, pihak Vertu telah memberikan senarai harga untuk model-model yang ditawarkan:
Titanium Black Leather     - $9,600 (RM29,745)
Titanium Pure Black          - $11,500 (RM35,632)
Titanium Black Alligator   - $12,800 (RM39,660)
Black PVD Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals - $19,900 (RM61,660)

Sumber: Yahoo news

Gambar Najib dan Zambry disimbah cat

Kalau ya pun tak suka, tak perlulah simbah cat. Lebih baik gunakan cat tu untuk mencantikkan rumah, pagar, lanskap, dll. Betul tak?


BATU GAJAH -- Empat individu membuat laporan polis hari ini berhubung perbuatan pihak tertentu menyimbah cat merah di papan iklan tertera gambar Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Menteri Besar Perak Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir di sini.

Mereka mewakili Pemuda UMNO Cawangan Pusing, Pusat Khidmat Masyarakat dari Regrouping Area Lahat Perak, Persiaran Puncak Jelapang 6 Taman Puncak Jelapang Maju, Ipoh, dan Padu Batu Gajah dari Jalan Sri Wangsa 10 Taman Sri Wangsa. Laporan dibuat pada pukul 2.30 petang di Balai Polis Pusing di sini.

Ketua Polis Daerah Batu Gajah ACP Shaharon Anuar Abdul Latif dalam satu kenyataan berkata, siasatan dibuat di bawah Seksyen 427 Kanun Keseksaan yang memperuntukkan hukuman penjara dua tahun atau denda atau kedua-duanya sekali jika sabit kesalahan.

Beliau berkata siasatan awal di tempat kejadian berhampiran Taman BG Perdana Batu turut menjumpai sepasang sarung tangan.

"Temubual dengan beberapa penduduk setempat bagaimanapun tidak memberi sebarang petunjuk lain kerana mereka tidak nampak kejadian tersebut," katanya.

Papan iklan itu kepunyaan Majlis Daerah Batu Gajah turut tertera slogan ''Tiada Tertinggal Tiada Terpinggir'' (4T) dan Prinsip 3P, ''Kita Turun Padang, Kita Selami Perasaan, Kita Laksana Penyelesaian''.

-- Bernama, 12 Feb 2013

World's 'ugliest woman' buried in Mexico

Amazing, isn't it!

Julia Pastrana was born in Mexico in 1834. Photo source

World's 'ugliest woman' buried in Mexico 150 years after death

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The "ugliest woman in the world" was buried in her native northern Mexico on Tuesday, more than 150 years after her death and a tragic life spent exhibited as a freak of nature at circuses around the world.

Born in Mexico in 1834, Julia Pastrana suffered from hypertrichosis and gingival hyperplasia, diseases that gave her copious facial hair and a thick-set jaw. These features led to her being called a "bear woman" or "ape woman".

During the mid-1850s, Pastrana met Theodore Lent, a U.S. impresario who toured the singing and dancing Pastrana at freak shows across the United States and Europe before marrying her.

In 1860, Pastrana died in Moscow after giving birth to Lent's son, who inherited his mother's condition. The son died a few days later, and Lent then toured with the mother and son's embalmed remains. After changing hands over the ensuing decades, both bodies ended up at the University of Oslo in Norway.

"Imagine the aggression and cruelty of humankind she had to face, and how she overcame it. It's a very dignified story," said Mario Lopez, the governor of Sinaloa state who lobbied to have her remains repatriated to her home state for burial.

"When I heard about this Sinaloan woman, I said, there's no way she can be left locked away in a warehouse somewhere," he said.

Crowds flocked to the small town of Sinaloa de Leyva on Tuesday to pay their respects to Pastrana, who was buried in a white coffin garlanded with white roses.

"The mass was beautiful," said New York-based Mexican artist Laura Anderson Barbata, who has led a nearly decade-long campaign to have Pastrana returned to Mexico for a proper Catholic burial. "I was very moved. In all these years I've never felt so full of different emotions." (Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Simon Gardner and Christopher Wilson)

Source: Reuters

Topless women in Paris church

Look what's happening around us. The world is getting old!

Activists from the Femen women's rights movement protest in Notre Dame cathedral, Paris on Feb 12, 2013

Topless women fete pope's resignation in Paris cathedral

Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement.

The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar.

"Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!"

Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval.

"This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman.

The Femen women's power group has been making headlines since 2010 for topless feminist, pro-democracy and anti-corruption protests in Russia, Ukraine and London. The protestors were dragged out of the cathedral by security but remained outside for some time shouting "In gay we trust" and "Get out homophobe."

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe condemned the action. Calling it a "useless provocation," Valls expressed his "support to French Catholics who could have been offended by this rude gesture."

Delanoe expressed his "sadness" over what happened.

"I reprove an action which caricatures the fine struggle for female-male equality and needlessly shocks many believers," Delanoe said.

Source: AFP via Yahoonews

Obscene gesture to Queen and cop: Man jailed, fined

Be careful with what you do.

Eyes and ears are everywhere, even if you don't believe that God is watching you.

Leong being taken away after the sentencing, Wednesday

BALIK PULAU: A quantity surveyor was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM8,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two counts of flashing obscene hand gestures in public last Monday.

On the first count, Leong Pei Koe, 29, was charged with flashing the obscene hand gesture to the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah while the car carrying her was passing the departure hall of the Bayan Lepas International Airport near here at 11.50am last Feb 11, 2013.

He was also charged with showing the obscene hand gesture to a policeman, ASP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid, at the same place, time and date.

Both the charges were made under Section 294 (a) of the Penal Code which provides an imprisonment for up to three months or fine or both, upon conviction.

On the first count, Magistrate Muhamad Hidayat Wahab sentenced Leong to 30 days' jail and fined RM6,000, in default two months jail.

Leong was sentenced to seven days' jail and fined RM2,000, in default a month's jail, on the second count.
The court ordered Leong to serve the jail sentences concurrently from the date of his arrest on Feb 11. When handing down the sentence, Muhamad Hidayat said he took into consideration Leong's guilty plea and aplogy, as well as public interest.

Earlier in mitigation, Leong, who was unrepresented, apologised for committing the offense. Prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim. -- Bernama

Source: Bernama through Malaysiandiagest.

Ferris Wheel by George Washington Gale Ferris

Do you know George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.?

Never mind.

Have you ever ride a giant wheel, the Singapore Flyer, the Eye of Malaysia, the Ferris Wheel? Yeah, that's the wheel we are talking about here. Click on Google front/landing page today and you'll be told that today is the birthday of George Ferris, the creator of the Ferris Wheel.

Ferris was born on February 14, 1859 which happens to be the world famous Valentine's Day.  So, let's dedicate a little bit of blog space to him this day.

He is most famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition (wikipedia).

             The original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel. Source

    The famous Singapore Flyer (Ferris Wheel) in the city state of Singapore. Source

There is always place for people who have been kind to others and who become the source of inspiration for others. George Ferris died in 1896, but his piece of work would remain to be enjoyed by people of many many generations.

Sources: as per links given

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Medical humor - Is wrong spelling a problem?

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So wuold you pealse hit 'Share' 
if you can magane to raed tihs.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Prisoner caught by ringtone in his anus

You cannot hide anything anywhere nowadays. Not even in your anus!

Sri Lanka prisoner caught by his ringtone

The 58-year-old convict had to be admitted to the national hospital in Colombo where doctors later retrieved the handset from his rectum.

"The man had concealed the phone inside his person," the official said, asking not to be named.

"Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end."

He said the man was in hospital for two days but was discharged and sent back to prison Friday after the mobile phone was taken out.

The prisoner is serving a 10-year term for theft at the high security Welikada jail in the capital.

Source: The Telegraph

Ahli parlimen mak nyah dihalang jadi timbalan speaker di Poland

Dunia, dunia, apa sudah jadi?

WARSAW - Ahli-ahli Parlimen Poland semalam menghalang usaha seorang mak nyah, Anna Grodzka untuk menjadi timbalan speaker selepas pencalonannya mencetuskan perasaan tidak selesa dalam kalangan masyarakat Kristian Katolik di negara ini.

Para penyokong Grodzka berkata, Parlimen telah kehilangan peluang untuk menunjukkan bahawa negaranya mempunyai nilai-nilai masyarakat terbuka kerana tidak memilihnya menjadi timbalan speaker.

Seorang ahli perniagaan yang mempunyai ijazah psikologi, Grodzka sebelum ini merupakan seorang lelaki yang menggunakan nama Krzysztof Begowski.

Dia menukar jantina tiga tahun lalu.

Grodzka dipilih menjadi anggota Parlimen mak nyah pertama pada Oktober 2011.

Ketika ditanya jika kemungkinan dia akan kehilangan jawatan itu, Grodzka berkata: "Saya berasa kesal tentangnya."

Dia gagal untuk menjadi timbalan speaker selepas pemegang jawatan itu membuat keputusan untuk tidak meletakkan jawatan. - Agensi

Sumber: Kosmo! Online

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Orang mati naik pangkat

Macamanalah agaknya dia orang buat kerja ni. Orang yang sudah meninggal dunia pun masih tersenarai untuk kenaikan pangkat.

Penjawat Awam sudah meninggal dunia dinaikkan pangkat

JAKARTA - Seorang lelaki yang sudah meninggal dunia setahun adalah antara 422 pegawai perkhidmatan awam dinaikkan pangkat oleh Kerajaan Petadbiran Aceh baru-baru ini telah mengundang kritikan daripada pelbagai pihak.

Kesilapan itu hanya disedari setelah surat keputusan kenaikan pangkat para pegawai berkenaan yang dikeluarkan itu, didapati mengandungi nama Rahmad Hidayat yang sudah meninggal dunia.

"Kami terperanjat ada nama Rahmad Hidayat dalam pelantikan itu, padahal dia sudah meninggal dunia pada Januari 2012. Kami tidak tahu penyakitnya tetapi Allahyarham pernah mengalami pendarahan otak," kata seorang rakannya seperti yang dilaporkan akhbar harian Kompas semalam.

Ketua Badan Perjawatan Pendidikan dan Latihan Aceh, Nasrullah yang mengesahkan kesilapan itu, percaya ia berlaku kerana pihak yang mencadangkan kenaikan pangkat pegawai tersebut tidak mengetahui bahawa beliau sudah meninggal dunia.

Ketua Badan Perundangan Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Aceh, Abdullah Saleh berkata, kesilapan yang berlaku itu mencerminkan buruknya sistem pentadbiran pegawai dan makanisme badan perjawatan Aceh. Perkara tersebut mengecewakan orang ramai dan DPR Aceh. - Bernama


Friday, 8 February 2013

Would you like Mopane Worms for lunch?


What is considered disgusting in other parts of the world is a delicacy to others. This is what you'll find in Africa.

That's how big the mopane worm is.

Collect and process in large scale

Fried with onion, ready for consumption. Wanna go for lunch now?

About Mopane Worms

Mopane worms are large edible caterpillar found in much of Africa.

A mopane worm hatches and as it grows, it sheds skin 4 times in its five larval stages, after which the mopane worm is considered most suitable for harvesting. Otherwise it goes into pupal stage and transforms into giant moth, commonly called emperor moth due to it size.

The worms can be eaten dry, as crunchy as potato chips, or cooked and drenched in sauce to enhance the taste.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

The dual-display YotaPhone

The YotaPhone which was showcased at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas will be available in the second half of this year.

It is a dual-screen (less than 10mm thick) device that's half Android smartphone and half ebook reader. On one side is a standard full-colour screen, but flip the phone and you have an electronic paper display, the kind that is found in e-readers.

I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea, but fiddling with the slab should give an idea.

The YotaPhone screen is Colour on one side and Grey-scale e-reader on another.

The YotaPhone Specifications

Processor.           : Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus
Memory              : 2GB RAM
Screen size          : 4.3 inch, not bad.
Resolution           : 1,280 x 820
Thickness            : 9 mm, about the same thickness of the iPhone 4S
Connectivity        : 4G LTE, and NFC
Camera               : 12 MP, front camera 1.3 MP
Video                  : 1080p HD video
Storage capacity  : 32GB and 64GB
Expansion slot     : Not available. Reminds me of the iPhone.
Weight                :139g

The reason for the grey-scale screen? To preserve battery life. Well, we'll just have to see about that.


Malaysia takes top spot: Bribery Table

We all want to make headlines, but not for the wrong reason!

Despite all this, I still love my country and hope it will make amend one day. Soon, I hope.

The Wall Street Journal.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 2012.

Despite Malaysia’s high-profile anticorruption crusade, half of the corporate executives surveyed by a global corruption watchdog believe that competitors have obtained business through bribery, underscoring the hard task ahead for Prime Minister Najib Razak‘s government in weeding out graft.

Transparency International said Malaysia scored worst in the 2012 Bribe Payers Survey. It asked about 3,000 executives from 30 countries whether they had lost a contract in the past year because competitors paid a bribe—and in Malaysia, 50% said yes. Second on the dubious honor roll was Mexico, at 48%.

A Transparency International survey suggests businesses in Malaysia must navigate a haze of corruption. Japan ranked as the world’s least-corrupt place to do business, with just 2% of respondents saying they had lost out due to bribery; Malaysia’s neighbor Singapore was second-cleanest, at 9%. Even Indonesia, with a long-standing reputation for corruption, fared better than more-developed Malaysia: Southeast Asia’s largest economy came in at 47%.

By comparison, 27% of respondents in China said they thought bribes had cost them business.


Friday, 1 February 2013

World Press Freedom Index 2013 questionable?

So, you are saying that if the finding is not in your favour, it is biased?

Come on. Take it positively. At the very least, it gives an indication that there's something not right in the media freedom in Malaysia.

At the worst: The ranking of 145 out of 179 is the truth!

Politically motivated? Give me a break!