Another fact collection

  • If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  • If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
  • The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'.
  • The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
  • The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
  • The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
  • Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
  • Dalmatians are born without spots.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings).
  • Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left.
  • The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
  • The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee.
  • Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
  • The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
  • Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
  • Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  • The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
  • When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
  • When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
  • The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
  • The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
  • Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
  • Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
  • It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
  • The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
  • There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  • Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
  • The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
  • Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
  • In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling).
  • Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The average person laughs 13 times a day.
  • Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil).
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
  • Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
  • Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  • Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
  • If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Silverchair - Miss You Love ( lyrics + mp3 )

Silverchair - Miss You Love

Millionaire say
Got a big shot deal
And thrown it all away but
But I'm not too sure
How I'm supposed to feel
Or what I'm supposed to say

But I'm not, not sure,
Not too sure how it feels
To handle every day
And I miss you love

Make room for the prey
'Cause I'm coming in
With what I wanna say but
It's gonna hurt
And I love the pain
A breeding ground for hate but...

I'm not, not sure,
Not too sure how it feels
To handle everyday
Like the one that just past
In the crowds of all the people

Remember today
I've no respect for you
And I miss you love
And I miss you love

I love the you love
But I hate the way
I'm supposed to love you back

It's just a fad
Part of the teenage angst brigade and
I'm not, not sure,
Not too sure how it feels
To handle everyday
Like the one that just past
In the crowds of all the people

Remember today
I've no respect for you
And I miss you love
And I miss you love

Remember today
I've no respect for you
And I miss you love
And I miss use love

I love the you love
But I hate the way
I'm supposed to love you back


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Fake Money Stolen From Thai Bank - Yahoo! News

Fake Money Stolen From Thai Bank - Yahoo! News:
BANGKOK, Thailand - Three teenage robbers in Thailand have been arrested after a sharp-eyed street vendor noticed they were trying to spend fake money ? that had been stolen from a bank ? police said.

The two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl broke into the Siam Commercial Bank in the seaside resort of Pattaya early Monday, making off with a bundle of notes and mobile telephones, said police Maj. Sutham Chaosithong.

But the teens' haul also included a stack of fake bank notes, Sutham said.

Branch manager Kitiphol Kramwong said the bank had detected 30 fake notes in the past week, marked them as such, and left them in an easy-to-access drawer ? which robbers had pilfered. It was not clear whether they realized they had stolen fake money.

While police were inspecting the scene of the crime, they were told that vendors at a nearby market had caught the three teenagers trying to buy goods with forged money, Sutham said Tuesday.

The young suspects have since been detained at a social welfare detention center pending a juvenile court ruling on the case, he said.

Pattaya, 110 kilometers (70 miles) southeast of Bangkok, is a beach town popular with Thai and foreign tourists.

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Barangsiapa yang duduk dengan lapan macam manusia akan ditambah Allah baginya lapan corak hidup:
  1. Barangsiapa suka duduk berserta orang kaya, Akan ditambah Allah kecintaannya kepada dunia dan keinginan kepadanya.
  2. Barangsiapa suka duduk berserta orang miskin, Akan dijadikan Allah baginya kesukaan bersyukur dan redhamenerima pembahagianyang ditentukan Allah.
  3. Barangsiapa suka duduk dengan Sultan (Pemerintah Negara), akan ditambah Allah kasarnya dan sombongnya.
  4. Barangsiapa suka duduk dengan perempuan, (bukan muhrim) akan ditambah Allah bodohnya dan syahwatnya.
  5. Barangsiapa suka duduk bersama kanak-kanak, akanditambahkesukaannya bermain-main dan bersenda gurau.
  6. Barangsiapa suka duduk dengan orang fasiq, akan bertambahlah beraninya berbuat dosa dan menunda-nunda taubat.
  7. Barangsiapa suka duduk dengan orang-orang soleh, akan bertambahlah keinginannya untuk taat.
  8. Barangsiapa suka duduk dengan para ulama' maka bertambahlah ilmu dan waraknya

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This day in history - Dec 26, 2005 - Tsunami in Southeast Asia (2004)

The deadliest tsunami in recorded history, the Southeast Asia tsunami killed over 310,000 people. It was triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean that registered between a 9.1 and a 9.3 on the Richter scale. The disaster prompted a huge worldwide effort to help victims of the tragedy, with hundreds of millions of dollars being raised for disaster relief. How much energy was estimated to have been released during the earthquake? More...

Fact collection (T)

The largest insect egg belongs to the Malaysian jungle nymph, a sticklike insect, and measures about 1.3 centimeters long larger than a peanut! (Some insects, mainly mantises and cockroaches, lay egg cases that are larger, but they contain about 200 individual eggs.)

The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.

The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it's still growing.

The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.

The largest painting in the world is The Battle of Gettysburg, painted in 1883 by Paul Philippoteaux and sixteen of his assistants. The painting took two and a half years to create and is 410 feet long, 70 feet high, and weighs 11,792 pounds.

The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.

The largest sculpture ever made are the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.

The largest ship in the world is the French oil tanker that is nearly 415 mts. long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.

The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or "corpse flower". They are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42 inches.

The largest single-ticket jackpot winner in history is Jack Whittaker Jr. of West Virginia. In December 2002 he had the sole winning ticket for a $314.9 million jackpot in the U.S. Powerball lottery.

The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be seen on the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet long by 23 feet high

The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be found in the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet long by 23 feet high.

The largest US city in area is Juneau, Alaska, which covers 3,108 square miles. Los Angeles covers only 458.2 square miles.

The last member of the famous Bonaparte family, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died in 1945, of injuries sustained from tripping over his dog's leash.

The last thing to happen is the ultimate. The next-to-last is the penultimate, and the second-to-last is the antepenultimate.

The lead in a normal pencil would draw a line of 35 miles.

The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built on the site of a river estuary. The land under the town has several layers of silt and soft clay. The 15,000-ton tower tilts to the south because the subsoil is too unstable.

The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart.

The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and vice versa.

The left testicle usually hangs lower than the right for right-handed men. The opposite is true for lefties.

The lemur of Madagascar is one of very few of the human species' ancestors that has survived unchanged down the long corridors of evolution. Having developed after the first primates, it is classified as a prosimian, meaning "before monkey," and is one of the ancestors common to both monkeys and men.

The letter "I" is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The letter "W" is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have just one syllable – it has three.

The letter J does not appear ANYWHERE in the periodic table of elements.

The letter most in use in the English language is "E" and the letter "Q" is least used.

The letters in the abbreviation e.g. stand for exempli gratia – a Latin term meaning "for example."

The Library of Congress has approx. 327 miles of bookshelves.

The lie detector was invented by John Augustus Larson in 1921.

The light from your computer screen streams at you at almost 186,000 miles per second.

The lights of Las Vegas at night can be seen from outer space.

The linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.

The liquid inside coconuts can be used as blood plasma substitutes!

The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.

The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.

The little overhang of bone and feathers over an eagle's eye is there to protect the sensitive eyeball from the mountain and desert sun. It's not meant to make the bird look fierce.

The Lone Ranger's "real" name is John Reid.

The longest movie ever screened was a 1970 British film that lasted 48 hours, 0 minutes. Believe it or not, its name is The Longest and Most Meaningless Movie in the World.

The longest muscle in the human body is the sartorius. This narrow muscle of the thigh passes obliquely across the front of the thigh and helps rotate the leg to the position assumed in sitting cross-legged. Its name is a derivation of the adjective "sartorial," a reference to what was the traditional cross-legged position of tailors (or "sartors") at work.

The longest one syllable word in he English language is "screeched".

The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with Russian Far East provinces. It is 9, 288.2 kilometres (5,787 miles) long and spans 8 time zones.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The longest recorded gloved boxing match took place in 1893. Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fought for more than 7 hours. After 110 rounds, the fight was declared a draw because both Bowen and Burke were too exhausted to continue.

The longest reign in the history of the world was that of Pepi II of the sixth Egyptian dynasty. He ruled from the age of 6 until his death at age 94.

The longest reigning monarch in history was Pepi II, who ruled Egypt for 90 years; 2566 to 2476 BC. The second longest was France's Louis XIV, who ruled for 72 years, 1643 to 1715.

The longest river in the world, the Nile, is 4,145 miles long.

The longest war between two nations in history, The Hundred Years War between England and France, really lasted for 115 years(1338-1453).

The longest word in the dictionary with only one vowel is "STRENGTHS."

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

The longest word that can be typed on the top row of letters on a "Qwerty" keyboard is TYPEWRITER.

The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.

The lowest point that a person can reach on Earth, outside of riding a submarine or going down a mine shaft, is where the Jordan River enters the Dead Sea. It's 1,290 feet below sea level.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in the world was 129 degrees below 0 at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

The lowest valued note in the world is the Hong Kong 1 cent note of which

The magician's words "hocus-pocus" were taken from the name of a mythological sorcerer, Ochus Bochus, who appeared in Norse folktales and legends.

The magnetic North Pole shifts by about 7 meters a day.

The magnolia tree is named after Pierre Magnol, a French scientist.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, the engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

The male penguin incubates the single egg laid by his mate. During the two month period he does not eat, and will lose up to 40% of his body weight.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.

The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.

The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.

The man who commissioned the Mona Lisa refused it.

The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -which is why it literally melts in your mouth.

The Mesopotamians were the first people to keep records of lunar eclipses. The earliest records show that they started sometime around 2200 B.C.

The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device.

The metric system was to blame for the loss of the Mars Climate orbiter.

Adab dalam meminang

DARIPADA Ibnu Umar, katanya, Nabi Muhammad SAW bersabda bermaksud: "Jangan kamu beli barang yang sedang ditawar oleh saudaramu; jangan kamu pinang wanita yang sedang dipinang saudaramu, melainkan apabila telah diizinkannya." (Hadis riwayat Muslim)

  1. Khitbah dalam bahasa Arab bererti bertunang. Ia mukadimah atau permulaan kepada az-zawaj (bahasa Arab) kepada nikah atau kahwin.
  2. Allah menjadikan khitbah antara syariat/perundangan dalam Islam. Hikmahnya untuk memberi peluang berkenalan dengan pasangan masing-masing sebelum bernikah atau berkahwin.
  3. Hukum khitbah adalah harus, tetapi mengikut Imam Syafie (rujuk buku Mughni Almuhtaj) hukumnya adalah "al-istihbab (sunat). Dr Abd. Karim Zaidan (buku Almufassal fi Ahkam Al Mar'ah) mengatakan bahawa hukumnya adalah sunat iaitu lebih aula utama daripada hukum harus tadi.
  4. Khitbah adalah dilarang bagi seseorang wanita yang telah dipinang orang lain. Begitu juga dilarang membeli barang yang dalam urusan jual beli orang lain. Hal ini untuk menjaga kehormatan dan mengelak daripada berlaku perebutan dan pergaduhan selain daripada menjaga keharmonian dalam kehidupan bermasyarakat.

Sumber: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia

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Amorphis - Eclipse (2006) track list & cover

Track listing for Amorphis new album Eclipse (to be released on Feb. 17, 2006)
  1. Two Moons
  2. House Of Sleep
  3. Leaves Scar
  4. Born From Fire
  5. Under A Soil And Black Stone
  6. Perkele (The God Of Fire)
  7. The Smoke
  8. Same Flesh
  9. Brother Moon
  10. Empty Opening
  11. Shame Flesh
  12. Stonewoman (bonus track)

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle ( lyrics + mp3 )

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
you know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin' home son
I don't know when, we'll get together
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw",I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
And he, he walked away and smiled
And said "You know I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
"I'm proud of you, could you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, we'll have a good time then
You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired, my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
"I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
He said,"I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
you see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, we'll get togither then
You know we'll have a good time then.


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`Bigfoot' dipercayai wujud di hutan Johor

JOHOR Bahru 23 Dis. - Ia dipanggil dengan pelbagai nama, antaranya ``Bigfoot'', ``Orang Mawas'' atau ``King Kong'' dan kewujudannya sering dianggap sebagai mitos tetapi bagi mereka yang pernah terserempak dengan makhluk tersebut, ia bukan lagi suatu bahan khayalan.

Penasihat Persatuan Alam Malaysia (MNS) Johor Vincent Chow berkata, beliau yakin dengan kewujudan ``Bigfoot'' di hutan Johor dan ia dibuktikan dengan beberapa insiden orang ramai terserempak dengan makhluk itu.

``Ia (Bigfoot) memang wujud. Kami menerima banyak maklumat tentang insiden manusia terserempak dengan makhluk itu seperti di kawasan hutan di Tanjung Piai, Mersing, Kahang, Taman Negara Endau Rompin dan Kota Tinggi.

``Ia (insiden terserempak) bukanlah sesuatu perkara yang baru. Malah saya menganggapnya (Bigfoot) sebagai suatu perkara unik dan khazanah fauna hutan Johor. Kita perlu mengambil langkah untuk melindunginya,'' katanya kepada Bernama di sini, hari ini.

Menurut Chow, dalam insiden terbaru bulan lepas di Kampung Mawai, Kota Tinggi, tiga orang pekerja yang sedang membina kolam ikan di kampung tersebut mendakwa terserempak dengan satu keluarga makhluk itu.

Pekerja tersebut katanya mendakwa, keluarga ``Bigfoot'' yang mereka lihat itu terdiri daripada dua dewasa dan satu anak dan membuktikan teori bahawa makhluk ini tidak mempunyai suatu komuniti tetapi bergerak di dalam satu keluarga.

Selepas insiden itu, para pekerja kolam ikan tersebut kembali semula ke tempat kejadian di mana mereka telah menemui kesan tapak kaki makhluk bersaiz kecil dan besar, sepanjang 45cm, menurutnya.

``Kewujudan kesan tapak kaki pelbagai saiz itu membuktikan kemungkinan apa yang mereka (pekerja) lihat itu sememangnya satu keluarga `Bigfoot'. Dakwaan mereka tentang penemuan itu adalah berwibawa,'' kata Chow.

Beliau menganggarkan bahawa makhluk tersebut mempunyai ketinggian di antara lapan hingga 10 kaki berdasarkan kepada ketinggian bahagian ranting pokok yang patah di tempat makhluk itu ditemui dan memiliki bulu berwarna keperangan berdasarkan penemuan bulu dipercayai milik haiwan itu.

``Bulu yang ditemui itu juga memiliki bau seakan-akan bau ketiak manusia,'' katanya.

Penasihat MNS Johor itu juga berkata, beberapa insiden penemuan Orang Asli Empan a/p Melai, 5, yang hilang selama enam hari di Hutan Simpan Lenggor awal bulan ini ketika bersama-sama keluarga mencari rotan di hutan itu.

``Adik saya nampak `King Kong', tinggi dan lengannya besar, sebesar batang pokok dan berbulu hitam. Dia lari apabila nampak (King Kong) itu,'' kata abangnya Awin a/l Sentok, 25, kepada pemberita di Balai Polis Daerah Kluang selepas adik serta dua sepupunya berumur empat tahun itu ditemui oleh pasukan penyelamat.

Chow berkata, pihak MNS Johor bersedia untuk menjalankan kajian saintifik mengenai kewujudan ``Bigfoot'' di hutan negeri itu bagi memperoleh lebih banyak data terperinci tentang haiwan itu.

Data yang lebih terperinci tentang makhluk itu katanya, akan membolehkan usaha-usaha pemuliharaan dan perlindungan ``Bigfoot'' yang turut dikenali sebagai ``Hantu Jarang Gigi'' oleh masyarakat Orang Asli di situ.

Beliau juga berharap, Jabatan Antropologi universiti-universiti tempatan dan kerajaan negeri Johor turut serta dalam kajian saintifik itu.

``Ia (Bigfoot) boleh menjadi tarikan besar pelancong ke negeri Johor,'' kata Chow sambil menambah, isu sama ada makhluk itu benar-benar wujud atau tidak merupakan ``suatu yang amat besar'' di Eropah dan Amerika Syarikat. - Bernama

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The Stranglers - Golden Brown ( lyrics + mp3 )

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

Golden brown texture like sun
Lays me down WITH my mind she runs
Throughout the night
No need to fight
Never a frown with golden brown

Every time just like the last
On her ship tied to the mast
To distant lands
Takes both my hands
Never a frown with golden brown

Golden brown finer temptress
Through the ages she's heading west
From far away
Stays for a day
Never a frown with golden brown

Never a frown
With golden brown
Never a frown
With golden brown


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The Star Online : DVM launches Genico broadband telephony

The Star Online : TechCentral - Malaysia Technology:
DVM Technology Bhd has come up with a new broadband telephony solution known as Genico Broadband Telephony, which they claim is the first complete class of carrier-grade broadband Internet Protocol (IP) telephony solution suite.

Although it has been in service for several months, DVM only officially launched it last week.

They are offering the solution suite to telcos, mobile operators, network service providers and Internet service providers in various countries.

DVM Technology executive director Chen Chee Peng said that the suite is complete because it comes with back-end systems, middleware and front-end clients.

?Being complete is a very important distinction in the telco industry as other solutions are focused only on the back-end or front-end,? he continued, adding that this contributes to efforts in branding Malaysia as a technology exporter.

He claims that the suite, which uses globally accepted communication standards like Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) RFC3261 and Internet Protocol Multimedia Services (IMS), can be used like a ?plug-in? while preserving existing telco infrastructures.

?The suite is interoperable with major types of SIP-compliant voice gateways in the market. This speaks enormous volumes about its ability to fit in any telco's infrastructure,? said DVM chief technology officer Owen Chen.

For consumers, DVM demonstrated their end-user application LiveContact using Jaring as the service provider to show it can be used to enable two-way voice and video communication with most standard communication devices.

?LiveContact enables voice calls to be made or received from PCs, Global System for Mobile (GSM), and fixed-line phones. In addition, it offers voice and video conferencing between PCs, PDAs, GSM and fixed-line phones,? Owen said.

For example, a person using a PC can call someone on mobile phone and vice-versa ? if either device has a camera, then voice conferencing can also be enabled.

LiveContact is only available for Windows-based PCs currently, but DVM plans to release versions for PDAs and 3G phones next year.

Google Friends Newsletter - December 2005

Translate and convert currency using Google SMS By sending a text message to 46645 in the US, or 64664 in the UK (GOOGL or 6GOOG, respectively), you can translate a word or simple phrase into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish - to or from English. Just enter 'translate' or 't' followed by a word or expression, and the languages to and from which you want it translated ( e.g., 't gas station from english to german'). To convert from one currency to another, simply enter the conversion you'd like completed (e.g., '3.5 USD in GBP').


Froogle local shopping
Sometimes you're just looking for the best deal online, but sometimes you need to head to a nearby store to feel the goods. Froogle offers both options. Search for "digital camera New York" and click on "Local Shopping" or "Online Shopping" to toggle between the two result sets. Going local is especially great for things you want to physically handle or don't want to have shipped.

Google Base
Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we'll host and make searchable online. You can describe any item you post with attributes (the words or phrases that help describe the characteristics and qualities of your items that will help people find them when they search Google Base). And based on the relevance of your items, they may be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle, Google Base and Google Local.

Music Search
Some of our specialized searches can deliver a subset of results at the top of the page which highlight the most relevant information for that kind of query. For example, a stock quote search will yield a chart at the top of the results. Or look for a current film and see theatre showtimes up front. In this same vein, now you can search for a popular musical performer and often Google will show some information aboutthat artist (cover art, reviews, and music store links where you can download or buy). Right now this feature works best for artists popular in the U.S., but we plan to expand it.

New Firefox extensions
We have two: One alerts you if a web page you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretenses. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more widespread. Google Safe Browsing combines advanced algorithms with reports about misleading pages, and is often able to warn you automatically when you encounter a page that's trying to trick you into disclosing personal information.

The other is Blogger Web Comments for Firefox. This makes it easy to see what bloggers are saying about a page you're viewing in Firefox, and even make your own blog post about it, all without leaving the page you're on.

Polite Bank Robber Waits to Be Arrested - Yahoo! News

Polite Bank Robber Waits to Be Arrested - Yahoo! News:
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A polite bank robber was ordered evaluated at a Buffalo hospital after taking $50 and waiting for police to arrest him.

"Please give me $50 so I can go to jail," the 32-year-old man's note to a teller said. "No one will get hurt and I will wait for the police outside. Sorry for the inconvenience."

The teller complied and the man calmly waited in the lobby of the HSBC Bank branch to be arrested Wednesday, police said.

The man's name was not immediately released by police. The results of the evaluation were not available early Thursday.

Ini kisah orang sakit mental yang minat MAWI

Satu hari seorang pengawal membuat rondaan disetiap bilik orang sakit mental, dalam rondaannya dia terdengar nyanyian yang merdu walupun tak bunyi macam suara Mawi tapi suaranya memang hebat dengan suaranya yang tersendiri mengalunkan lagu Intifada.

Kata pengawal itu dalam hatinya,"tak sangka ada juga orang yang sakit mental ni boleh menyanyi dengan hebat. Ingatkan radio atau kaset yang dipasang oleh pengawal yang lain." Sambil melihat dari luar pesakit tu menyanyi sambil telentang di atas katilnya.

Pengawal terus melalui bilik itu dan berjalan terus untuk meronda kebilik2 pesakit yang lain. Setelah selesai pengawal berpatah balik. Apabila sampai ke bilik pesakit mental yang menyanyi tadi ia masih menyanyi tetapi kali ini lagu aduh saliha pulak.

Dia menyanyikan! nya memang hebat, bagus sekali tone suaranya, cuma dia sakit mental aje kalau tak boleh buat album....tapi kali ini dia menyanyikan lagu aduh saliha tu dalam keadaan meniarap, lagu intifada yang mula2 tadi terlentang? pengawal tu hairan dan bertanya pada pesakit mental tu...

"kenapa kamu menyanyi meniarap? tadi terlentang?" Jawab pesakit mental tu.....

"Tadi SIDE A...ini SIDE B lah pulak...."

Pengawal tupun beredar dari situ dan berkata dalam hatinya.."betul jugak"

Hehehehe ...

Amateur Transplants - Fitness To Practice ( mp3 )

  1. Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin [download]
  2. Nothing at All [download]
  3. Finals Countdown
  4. Your Baby
  5. Disney Time
  6. Eternal Clerking
  7. The Menstrual Rag [download]
  8. London Underground [download]
  9. Mr Burton
  10. Snippets [download]
  11. Careless Surgeon
  12. Dorsal Horn Concerto
  13. The Drugs Song [download]
  14. Always Look on the Bright Side
  15. A Letter to the Patient's GP Please, Angela
  16. Northern Birds [download] (new)
More info at their website.

Request mp3 here.

Banjir punya cerita

mydia: banjir terkini:
hari-hari mak cikgu dok depan radio, dengar liputan banjir.
dia risau kalau-kalau air bah akan sampai ke kola.

makcik kpb berjaya sudah ambil langkah berjaga-jaga:
semua barang elektrik disimpan di tingkat atas rumah.

setakat pagi ni, jalan hutan kampung, jalan bukit pinang,
kawasan titi gajah, titi besi, ltsah, taman golf, penjara, anak bukit masih ada air bah.
depa kata 'air mati'. air tak boleh surut sebab tak dak air pasang.

ada kata stadium pun bah, bolasepak malam ni mungkin dibatalkan,
tapi, rupanya stadium kangar. lega peminat hijau kuning.

ramai yang sms tanya rumah cikgu ok ka?
alhamdulillah..... sungai kedah tak melimpah.
thank you for the concern. :)

perjalanan ku...: banjir oh banjir 1:
pagi ni aku meluangkan sedikit waktu meninjau sekitar bandaraya alor star,anak bukit dan pantai johor.hajat hati nak tengok sendiri keadaan banjir yang menenggelami sebahagian besar negeri jelapang padi.ungkapan ini aku pinjam dari laporan akhbar utusan malaysia hari ini.

dari tinjauan aku air semakin naik.sekitar jalan tambang badak,lebuhraya darulaman dekat muzium dan restoran mamak Ahmediah(tempat makan kegemaran aku dan batman)dah mula digenangi air.tapi masih belum ditutup kepada lalu lintas terutama untuk kenderaan kecil seperti kancil.

aku terus perjalanan menuju ke pantai johor dan niat terunggul aku untuk menziarahi guruku di anak bukit.disebelah kiri jalan rumah rumah digenangi air separas lutut.termasuklah rumah kawan ku Datuk Paduka Abdul Rahman Ibrahim,sekarang setiausaha parlimen kementerian hal ehwal dalam negeri,yang kedudukannya dibelakang KMC.kediaman resmi menteri besar kedah juga dilimpahi air dibelakang dan hadapan kira kira satu kaki.

Selepas hujan selama 3 hari berturut2 minggu lepas, rupanya datang 1 lagi musibah di Kedah dan Perlis ; banjir melanda. Di Jitra, dan area Suka Menanti (Pumpong) serta Padang Terap sudah dinaiki air. Ramai kawan2 aku yg tinggal area tu cuti bencana. Kesian pun ada, sebab tahu2 je lah bila banjir ni, bukan sedikit barang yang rosak. Setakat perabot tu boleh tahan lagi. Barang elektrik yg jadi kegunaan harian ni, rosak, susah juga. Kemusnahan berlaku di mana2. Tempat tinggal aku buat masa ni masih selamat.

Just Shut Up and Play Football: today vs yesterday:
yesterday my office banjir. i had to park at ogdc and walk to office.. ya as if. well, i did park at ogdc but hitched a ride wif a friend to office. parked the car, got out and i had to roll up my leg pants and walk barefooted into the office. YUCK!

yes, i cuci my feet straight after, dun worry u wont be catching anything from me! first day back at office and it floods. is someone trying to tell me to go on leave again?

yesterday office wasn't cold. today office freezing. i must be hungry. yesterday had brekkie in car, today only had coffee and an hour's worth of gossip. 3 more days til the weekend. the worst part of coming back to work is that you obsessively count the days and hours til hometime. and its gonna drive my boss crazy soon. well, its ok since she's going on leave anyway! lucky woman!
huhu... banjir melande kampungku. semalam da dengar2 air da lintas jalan. tapi ingatkan pagi ni surutla. pagi tadi, aku siap2 nak gi keje. sampai separuh jalan, tgk ramainya manusia kat tengah jalan. maka tahula aku, air belum surut. malah semakin naik. dorang cakap, xleh lalu. nak tak nak, aku terpakse le pusing balik dan lalu jalan satu lagi yang pastilah lebih jauh. huhu... yang jauh satu hal, ramai orang tu satu hal. huhu... malas tol. tapi sambil tu, amek peluang jugak tinjau2 keadaan. kalo ujan lebat lagi arini, rasenye air kat kampung dorang pon akan naik lintas jalan. tapi xtaula kot2 sistem longkang kampung dorang tu ok. hehe... yang pastinya time cenggini, ramaila manusia kuar umah macam kelkatu lepas hujan, nak tgk air la katakan. entah ape yang bestnyer ek. hehe... cakap orang, kekadang aku pon same. hihi... tapi aku tgk sekali cukupla. xkan pegi acap2 kali. yang sesetengah tu, ngah malam pon kuar sbb nak tgk air pasang. bukan orang lain, femili akuuuu jugak. hihi... xpelah, mungkin bestla tu kot. tu pon semalam dorang plan2 nak gi tgk, tapi ayah aku xkasi. ngeh2, kesian. aku bukan ape, risoula kalo adik beradik aku ghairah nak tgk air, kang silap jatuh ke hape, eiiii... mintak jauh. tu pon ade jugak dorang wat perangai main2 kat gigi air. basuh kakila, seliparla... apola... bahye tol. aku ingat lagi, ms tu tahun 2000, tahun aku spm. pun musim spm mase tu. balik sekolah naik bas. sampai luar kg aku, aku terus jln masuk kg. sampai kat jambatan usang kg aku tuh, aku tgk ramainya manusia nge motor masing2. ingat buat ape, duk basuh motor kat air melintas rupenye. huhu... amek kesempatan yang cenggini bagus jugak. xle sesaje jek air tuh melimpah2. aku yang konon berani ms tu, mengarungla dalam air. bukan satu tempat yang naik air, 2,3 tempat jugak sebelum sampai umah. entah camnela otak aku mase tuh. xpke ke ular ke, binatang ape je lah yang ade kat dalam air tuh. ataupon terpijak ape2 ke... ish... kalo ramai2 xpelah. ms kat jambatan tu ye la budak2 ramai, bukan orang lain, anak beranak aku jugak. tapi yang kat depan2 tu, da la semak, aku sorang2 jalan. huhu... kalo skang, mati pon aku xlalu kalo sorang2. tapi ape orang cakap, itula pengalaman. terlalu lame aku berulang alik sorang diri, pagi, petang, siang, malam... tapi skang... yang malam tu sorry... ade rase takut dan gerun dah skang. sebab ape? entah... hehe... mungkin skang pikiran lebih jauh ke depan. kekekeke... ape pon utk warge jeram hilir, mainla air tu smentare ade nih, esok2 kering kan xsempat lak main air bah. haha...

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Setting up an auto-responder in Outlook Express

Here are some instructions and tips that should help you set it up.

There are three parts to this process.

1. Create the response message.
2. Create an Outlook Express rule.
3. Link the message to the rule.

Let's create the message first.

The easiest way to do this is to use Notepad in your Accessories folder (START- Programs- Accessories- Notepad).
Open the program, click "File" menu and then click "New".
The type in the response that you want to be emailed while you are away.
Write something like: "Hi and thanks for your e-mail. I am out of the office between (type in the dates you will be away). I won't be checking e-mail during that time. Rest assured that I have received your e-mail and it is safely in my inbox. I'll get back to you as soon as possible after my return."

Next you'll want to save the auto-response file to your hard drive. Let's call it "outofoffice" and place it in a folder called "email-files" on your main hard drive.

At the top of the window where you created the response e-mail, click the "File" menu and choose "Save As". A dialog box will pop open.

Create a folder called "email-files" to keep the auto-responder e-mail file in. Click on the pulldown box at the top of the dialog box and choose the "C:" drive. Then click on the "create new folder" icon (which looks like a file folder with a star exploding on its edge) at the top of the dialog box. A highlighted folder named "New Folder" will appear. Rename it to "email-files" and hit your "Enter" key. Then double click on the newly created folder to go into it. Make sure it says "outofoffice" in the "File name" field. Click the Save button. Your auto-responder file is now ready to go.

Save your response message in this new folder. It will be created as a TXT file. So you'll end up with a file called outofoffice.txt in the "c:\email-files" folder.

A note to advanced users, you could also create the message in HyperText MarkUp Language as you would a Web page. Part two of the process involves creating an e-mail rule.

In Outlook Express, click the "Tools" menu, click "Message Rules" and choose "Mail". A four-part dialog box will pop up.

Under "1. Select Conditions for your rule" scroll to the bottom of the list and add a check mark to "For all messages".

Under "2. Select Actions for your rule", check off "Reply with message".

Under "3. Rule description" the follow items will now be listed:

Apply this rule after the message arrives:

For all messages
Reply with message

You'll notice that the word "message" in the last line is underscored. Click on it and a dialog box will open. In the "files of type box", choose "Text (*.txt)".

If all goes well your "outofoffice.txt" file will be there. If not click the pulldown menu and choose the "C:" drive, then go into the "email-files" folder. Select the "outofoffice.txt" file and click the "Open" button.

You'll go back to the "New Mail Rule" dialog box that you created the rules in. Under the item "4. Name of the rule" enter a description of what the rule does. You can simply call it "Out of the Office".

The rule is now set up. So click OK. You'll see the rule with a check mark next to it now listed in the "Message Rules" dialog box. When you're in the office uncheck that box. When you're heading out of the office put a check mark next to it to activate it.

To find the rule again and change it, from the "Tools" menu, choose "Message Rules" then "Mail". Select the rule by clicking on it and click the "Modify" button.

Just like you'd update an answering machine message, you also need to keep you auto-responder up to date.

Rammstein - Rosenrot music videos

Download Rammstein - Rosenrot music videos here
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Architects and engineers compete to see whose team can build the most spectacular structure using little more than cans of food at Canstruction, the 13th annual NYC Design and Build competition in New York. The exhibit at New York Design Center is open to the public. At the end of the competition on 23 November 2005, the 130,000 cans that are part of the exhibit will be given to the Food Bank of New York City.

Canstruction is a national charity and has similar competitions each year in over 66 cities throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

Additional pictures are on web sight under 'Competition".