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Monday, September 22, 2008

Malaysia's 'worst in the world' taxis tarnish national image

The ads promoting "Malaysia: Truly Asia" aim to welcome visitors with a warm smile to a prosperous and modern nation, so the taxi fleet branded "the worst in the world" can come as a bit of a shock.
Even the locals are not spared the shabby service of unkempt and hostile drivers behind the wheels of decrepit vehicles who refuse to use the meter, overcharge and pick-and-choose which destinations they will travel to.
Complaints about taxis are common in many countries, but in Malaysia it has escalated to an outpouring of frustration, on blog sites and in letters to newspapers.
In a survey by the local magazine The Expat, some 200 foreigners from 30 countries rated Malaysia the worst among 23 countries in terms of taxi quality, courtesy, availability and expertise.
The respondents lashed the fleet as "a source of national shame" and "a serious threat to tourists -- rude bullies and extortionists".
Salvation is in sight though, as a number of smaller, up-scale operators enter the market to provide a more expensive but quality taxi service for frustrated visitors and locals.
The uniformed drivers, behind the wheels of smart new multi-purpose vehicles and sedans, switch on the meter as a matter of course and do not refuse destinations -- surprising and delighting commuters in the capital.

That is a shame for all the taxi driver and fall down our tourist image in the nationwide.

MU low form in the recent match

MU forced to draw with Chelsea at the 80 minutes on the last Sunday EPL match. I knew you are in the better than Chelsea in this match. That is a terrible start of the session 2008/2009 for MU. Sir Alex Ferguson, MU manager need some strategy to overcome this situation and start to win the rest of the match include leagua cup, Premier League, FA cup & European Champion League. MU come on... I am fully support you since 1993 year.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good News for Penangites

Penang launches statewide free WiFi project



GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has launched “Penang Free WiFi” - the first step in making Penang the country’s first WiFi state.
The initiative, which is the first component of the state’s Wireless@Penang project, is aimed at giving Penangites free wireless broadband services.
“Today, Penang takes a bold step to make the entire state connected through wireless broadband and it’s a journey we want to complete within the next 18 to 24 months.
“This effort is 100% private sector driven with nearly no or minimal cost put in by the state government. However, there are no rights to exclusivity and all qualified and recognised industry players are welcome to interest of promoting competition,” Lim said at the launch in Komtar on Thursday.
He said the project was different from the Federal Government-initiated High Speed Broadband (HSBB) project costing RM11.3bil.
Lim said a preview of WiMAX@Penang, the state’s next step in providing for serious mobile Internet users who require faster speed, was scheduled for next week.
The Penang Free WiFi project is currently headed by content manager REDtone Telecommunications Sdn Bhd and service enabler Hotgate Technology (M) Sdn Bhd which will set up 750 wireless access points over the next one year.
He said the free WiFi service was already available on Komtar’s concourse level and 28th floor which houses the Chief Minister’s office.
“The WiFi service will be deployed on a ‘ripples strategy’ with simultaneous initial roll-outs in several core market centres on the island and mainland before they spread to cover the entire state,” Lim said.
REDtone group managing director Wei Chuan Beng said they would begin setting up access points in Queensbay Mall and the service should be available within the next four weeks.
“This will be followed by the areas located in Macalister Road, Burma Road, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Drive, Bukit Jambul Complex, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Butterworth and then Tanjung Bungah.
“The connection speed offered is at an average of 10 Mbps, depending on the specification of the notebooks, the speed can vary,” Wei said.
He said the REDtone-Hotgate consortium planned to invest at least RM10mil in the project but expected it to be self-funded from advertisements in the near future.



Source from:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/18/nation/20080918201219&sec=nation

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Animation Through Pro-Engineer Wildfire 3.0

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Happy Engineer Day -15 Sept


Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1860.1965) was called a wizard in engineering. He was also called the precursor of economic planning in India. He took an interest not in engineering alone, but was capable of applying his talent to many allied matters connected with the development of the nation.
His learned discourse on economic planning in India entitled 'Planned Economy for India and Reconstructing India' was the first available document on the planning effort of the country and it is still held as the parent source matter for economic planners.
To commemorate the birthday ofBharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, the Council of the Institution decided to observe September 15 as the Engineers' Day every year. This is celebrated throughout the country through all the Centres of the Institution "'ith learned discourses on a theme specified by the Council every year.

Grand Challenges for engineering :
Make solar energy economical
Solar energy provides less than 1% of the world's total energy but it has the potential to provide much, much more.
Manage the nitrogen cycle
Engineers can help restore balance to the nitrogen cycle with better fertilization technologies and by capturing and recycling waste.
Provide energy from fusion
Human-engineered fusion has been demonstrated on a small scale. The challenge is to scale up the process to commercial proportions, in an efficient, economical and environmentally benign way.
Secure cyberspace
It's more than preventing identity theft. Critical systems in banking, national security and physical infrastructure may be at risk.
Reverse-engineer the brain
The intersection of engineering and neuroscience promises great advances in health care, manufacturing and communication.

Ranaldo Can't Break Through Deadlock - ECL


Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal in their first group match European Champoin League. MU recently performed unconsitent and dispointing the fans. Although Ronaldo came back from injury and played at second half, MU still can't break through the villarreal defences and got a goal. Ferguson will need no reminding the last time Villarreal gained a draw at Old Trafford, three years ago, United did not make it out of the group.
It is unlikely to happen again but as Chelsea are lying in wait on Sunday, they need some of those 42 goals Ronaldo scored last season.

What is these?? Hand bag Or Notebook??


Oh Yes.. These are a series color of Notebook. Have You Seen These Notebook before?These notebook look like handbag. These notebook is really simple, fashionable, light (1.02kg) and thinnest (less than 0.7 inch) notebook. It has all the function of notebook. More detail refer to http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2007/tc20070523_272039.htm