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Google Friends Newsletter - August 2006

POWER TIP

Saved locations in Google Maps

We've gotten numerous requests to be able to store a list of personal addresses on Google Maps, and now you can with our new Saved Locations feature. To get started, just click on the "Saved Locations" link in the upper right corner of http://maps.google.com and sign in to your Google Account. If you're already signed in, this link will display your existing list of saved locations. By default, we'll automatically save every location you enter into Google Maps, but you can choose to disable the auto-saving from this screen. From here, you can also add, modify, or delete locations, or create a label such as "home" for any of your saved locations. The next time you start typing a location or label into any search box on Google Maps, we'll offer to auto-complete it for you. When a list of auto-completions is suggested, you can quickly select the first one by hitting the Tab key.
http://maps.google.com/

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NEW PRODUCTS

Map search gadgets for homepage

If your personalized homepage doesn't yet have a map, how about adding the new Google Map Search Gadget? This is an easy way do local searches and then quickly scroll through the results on a map.
http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=mapsearch.xml

Google Desktop 4

No matter where in the world you live, you should be able to find your own information on your computer. Google Desktop 4 is now out of beta and available in 26 languages. You'll find a batch of new and improved features, including an improved interface to find international Google Gadgets, a configurable "gadgets" button, and greater support for developers. Windows only.
http://desktop.google.com

Google Talk file and photo sharing

We've released some new Google Talk features this month, including file and photo sharing. Now you can drag and drop one or more files directly onto a chat window. As soon as your friend on Google Talk clicks "Accept," the transfer begins, and when it's done, the
recipient can open the file or find it on disk with a single click. As for photo sharing, when you drop up to 10 photos on Google Talk, smaller previews automatically appear right inside the chat window, so you can chat about them right away. The previews adjust to the size of your chat window, so just enlarge the window when you want to see more detail. To view the images at full size, or to save them for later, click the "Download Originals" link. If you've already downloaded Talk, these additions will auto-update. Or you can download the new version directly from the site. Windows only.
http://talk.google.com

Two new downloads for Mac users

Share photos with friends and family using the Picasa Web Albums Uploaders for Mac. It comes with two handy tools for uploading photos: a plug-in that lives within iPhoto, and a stand-alone uploader for sharing the occasional picture.
http://picasa.google.com/web/mac_tools.html

Get your Gmail and Calendar notifications on the Mac-only upgrade of the Gmail Notifier, now called the Google Notifier. It offers built-in
pop-up notifications for upcoming events and unread mail, custom sounds, and of course some fun new icons.
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/notifier/notifier_mac.html

And this isn't a download - but we just released Google Calendar support for Safari!
http://calendar.google.com

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MISCELLANY

+ Supporting women in technology +

For several years, Google has honored the legacy of computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg with a scholarship program designed to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and technology. The awards are $10,000 scholarships for outstanding female undergraduate and graduate students completing their degrees in computer science or related fields. Why are we doing this? Because we believe in what the Anita Borg Institute calls the "virtuous cycle." Through this scholarship program and other efforts, we hope more women can be encouraged to embrace engineering and technical professions and learn the skills of leadership. Then they can use those capabilities to influence how technology is designed and used, and focus on practical solutions to global issues - energy, food, illiteracy, environment, elder care, disease control - that confront us all. As the products and services resulting from their innovations permeate the global market, new generations of women will follow, in a profession that is increasingly more supportive of women.

The Institute is named for a renowned computer scientist who spent her life inspiring and motivating women to become active participants and leaders in the technology revolution that can benefit all of us. For the 2006-2007 academic year, Google received 324 applications from students at 90 different universities across the country. We awarded scholarship support to 47 young women, and look forward to their successes in the coming years.
http://www.anitaborg.org

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Teacher's Pet - Warisan Wanita Terakhir (mp3 download)

Bila kita dalam salam perpisahan
Namun aku tetap bersamamu
Ku rasa bagai satu sentuhan
Dalam mimpi ku terbayang wajahmu

Dalam dirimu penuh kelembutan
Semakin hari namun semakin rindu
Tapak tanganmu akan ku genggam
Akan ku sentuh ketika sayu

Untukmu akan ku semaikan
Cinta yang sejati tiada bandingan
Dalam kerinduan ku sendiri
Dalam kesyahduan kita hadapi

( korus )
Warisan wanita terakhir
Jiwa raga ku serah
Kau ingin milik segalanya
Di mana kasihmu tiada kau memberi
Apa yang ku perlu hanya kau dapat memberi
Hanya satu yang ku pinta kasih
Kau warisan wanita yang terakhir

Dalam dirimu penuh kelembutan
Semakin hari namun semakin rindu
Tapak tanganmu akan ku genggam
Akan ku sentuh ketika sayu

Untukmu akan ku semaikan
Cinta yang sejati tiada bandingan
Dalam kerinduan ku sendiri
Dalam kesyahduan kita hadapi

( korus )
Warisan wanita terakhir
Jiwa raga ku serah
Kau ingin milik segalanya
Di mana kasihmu tiada kau memberi
Apa yang ku perlu hanya kau dapat memberi
Hanya satu yang ku pinta kasih
Kau warisan wanita yang terakhir

Hati sucimu ingin ku miliki
Hanya satu yang ku pinta... Kasih...
Kau warisan wanita ynag terakhir
Kau warisan wanita... Yang terakhir...
~download

Terima Kasih kepada yang bagi lagu ni. :-)

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Singapore: One nation under Wi-Fi

Singapore: One nation under Wi-Fi | CNET News.com:
As part of its Intelligent Nation 2015 program, the island nation will be able to boast of countrywide Wi-Fi coverage in a few months, Bill Chang, executive vice president of wireless service provider SingTel, said in a recent interview.

"At the end of the year, Singapore will be one mega hot spot," he said. "They are breaking Singapore into three regions and looking at ways to maximize coverage."

The country had a pretty good head start. The official report released with the unfurling of the Intelligent Nation program pointed out that Singapore already had one public hot spot for every square kilometer at the end of last year. Communication between hot spots will be augmented by mesh networking, according to the Intelligent Nation report. Commercial WiMax--a wireless standard that allows signals to travel over longer distances than those using Wi-Fi--will begin in Singapore by the end of the year, said Chang.

The Intelligent Nation program, officially unveiled last year, seeks to make Singapore a global leader in communications technology in a decade. The country doesn't have the large domestic market, manufacturing base or low costs of places like India and China, so the idea is to focus more on industries with a large intellectual property component, similar to what South Korea and Israel are doing. The program is backed by various government subsidies and incentives.
p/s: Malaysia bila pulak?

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Favicon for your blog

Here is a guide to create favicon:
Favicon for your Blogger blog.




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The Most Incredible Knife


The Most Incredible Knife
Here are all 85 tools included in Giant Knife, Version 1.0:

1. 2.5” 60% Serrated locking blade
2. Nail file, nail cleaner
3. Corkscrew
4. Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
5. Removable screwdriver bit adapter
6. 2.5” Blade for Official World Scout Knife
7. Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
8. Removable screwdriver bit holder
9. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
10. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
11. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
12. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
13. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
14. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
15. Magnetized recessed bit holder
16. Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
17. Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws
18. Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10m hexagonal key for nuts
19. Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver
20. Removable 10mm hexagonal key
21. Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver
22. Universal wrench
23. Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
24. 1.65” Clip point utility blade
25. Metal saw, metal file
26. 4 mm allen wrench
27. 2.5” blade
28. Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
29. Double-cut wood saw
30. Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
31. 12/20-Gauge choke tube tool
32. Watch caseback opening tool
33. Snap shackle
34. Telescopic pointer
35. Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
36. Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
37. 2.4” Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
38. Shortix key
39. Flashlight
40. Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
41. Micro tool holder
42. Micro tool adapter
43. Micro scraper-straight
44. Reamer
45. Fine fork for watch spring bars
46. Pin punch 1.2 mm
47. Pin punch .8 mm
48. Round needle file
49. Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
50. Removable tool holder
51. Multi-purpose screwdriver
52. Flat Phillips head screwdriver
53. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
54. Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter
55. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
56. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
57. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
58. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
59. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
60. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
61. Can opener
62. Phillips head screwdriver
63. 2.5” Clip point blade
64. Golf club face cleaner
65. 2.4” Round tip blade
66. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
67. Golf shoe spike wrench
68. Golf divot repair tool
69. Micro straight-curved
70. Special tool holder
71. Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm
72. Screwdriver 1.2 mm
73. Screwdriver .8 mm
74. Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
75. Removable screwdriver bit holder
76. Magnetized recessed bit holder
77. Tire tread gauge
78. Reamer/awl
79. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
80. Special Key
81. Toothpick
82. Tweezers
83. Adapter
84. Key ring
85. Second key ring

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Vietnamese robber hid for 20 years as policeman

Vietnamese robber hid for 20 years as policeman:
HANOI (Reuters) - A convicted Vietnamese robber who escaped from prison 20 years ago chose a sly way to hide from the law -- inside the police force and as a member of the ruling Communist Party.

A police-run newspaper reported on Friday that Ngo Thanh Tam, 51, was re-arrested on Tuesday, two decades after joining the police under a false identity in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

The An Ninh Thu Do (Capital Security) newspaper described Tam as a "dangerous criminal" on the national wanted list. After his arrest he was purged from the party, which he joined in June.

It was unclear how Tam's real identity was discovered.

Tam was sentenced to four years in jail in 1984 for a series of robberies, but he escaped from prison in 1986, the newspaper said. In 2003 Tam was promoted to police chief of Dak Ru commune.

He had also been elected to the Dakru People's Council for the 2004-2009 tenure.
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radiusIM


radiusIM is all about location. It’s a free web service that shows you who’s around and let’s you IM them. Sign up now to see who’s hanging out in your favorite neighborhoods.

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Good girls Vs Bad girls

  • Good girls say "thanks for a wonderful dinner"... Bad girls say, "what’s for breakfast?"
  • Good girls never go after another girl’s man... Bad girls go after him AND his brother.
  • Good girls wear white cotton panties... Bad girls don’t wear any.
  • Good girls wax their floors... Bad girls wax their bikini lines.
  • Good girls loosen a few buttons when it’s hot... Bad girls make it hot by loosening a few buttons.
  • Good girls make chicken for dinner... Bad girls make reservations
  • Good girls blush during bedrooms scenes in movies... Bad girls know they could do better
  • Good girls never consider sleeping with the boss... Bad girls never do either, unless he’s very, very rich.
  • Good girls believe they’re not fully dressed without a strand of pearls... Bad girls believe that they are fully dressed with JUST a strand of pearls.
  • Good girls love Italian food... Bad girls love Italian waiters.
  • Good girls prefer the missionary position... Bad girls do too-when acting out a "virgin" fantasy.
  • Good girls pack their toothbrush... Bad girls pack their diaphragms.
  • Good girls save for a rainy day... Bad girls save for a Chanel suit.
  • Good girls own only one credit card and rarely use it... Bad girls own only one bra and rarely use it.
  • Good girls wear high heels to work... Bad girls wear high heels to bed.
  • Good girls think the office is the wrong place to have a romance... Bad girls think NO place is the wrong place.
  • Good girls have stocks... Bad girls have stockbrokers.
  • Good girls collect silk shirts... Bad girls collect chiffon teddies.
  • Good girls just say no... Bad girls just say when.
  • Good girls never do "it" on the first date... Bad girls wait to see what kind of car he’s driving.
  • Good girls read best-sellers... Bad girls sleep with their authors.
  • Good girls write condolence notes... Bad girls marry the widower.

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Fishermen survive months at sea eating birds

Fishermen survive months at sea eating birds - Yahoo! News:
SAN BLAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen have been rescued after drifting for about nine months across thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean in a small boat, an ordeal they survived by eating raw birds and fish and drinking rain water.

The shark fishermen said on Wednesday they left their home town of San Blas on Mexico's Pacific coast in November and were blown 5,000 miles off course after their 25-foot (8-meter) fiberglass boat ran out of gas and they were left to the mercy of the winds and the tides.

Their families had given them up for dead, but they found a way to survive in what appeared to be one of the most impressive feats of endurance on the high seas.

"We ate raw fish, ducks, sea gulls. We took down any bird that landed on our boat and we ate it like that, raw," Jesus Vidana, one of the three survivors, said in a Mexican radio interview from the ship that rescued them.
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rarhost - free file hosting for .rar only!


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JARING launches 3 new services

JARING launches 3 new services:
JARING has rolled out three new Internet applications to boost security, select content and provide a mix of education and entertainment for children.

JARING chief executive, Dr Mohamed Awang Lah said on Aug 15 that the applications were an anti-phishing software GRID Authenticator, content selector SurfRight, and an education and entertainment portal for young children LetzHop.com.

He said GRID Authenticator was an add-on for subscribers’ Internet browsers and installed as a toolbar.

“It will verify whether subscribers are connected to a genuine website, while preventing fraudulent websites from deceiving users into revealing their personal identity or login credentials.

Mohamed said Internet users who performed online banking would benefit most from the GRID Authenticator’s technology by confirming the authenticity of websites. This would also help promote Internet Banking in Malaysia, he added.

On SurfRight, he said parents and educational institutions could control, monitor and guide Internet usage. It would block young Internet users from accessing unwanted websites.

“We want to help adults manage their own children and practice self-censorship because content selection at user level is so much easier than at the ISP level,” added Mohamed.

LetzHop.com provides a formal and informal learning platform for children to gain knowledge and have fun at the same time.

He said these new products would be available by Aug 31 and would be offered to all Internet users.

“It is not limited to JARING subscribers. Anyone with an Internet account can get these products from us,” he added.
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US sending 300 newly returned troops back to Iraq

US sending 300 newly returned troops back to Iraq - Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 300 U.S. soldiers who just weeks ago returned home to Alaska after a year in Iraq are being ordered back to try to help bolster security in Baghdad, the U.S. Army said on Monday.

The soldiers are part of the 3,900-strong 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska. Facing rising sectarian violence in Baghdad, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on July 27 ordered the unit to remain in Iraq for up to four months past its scheduled departure.

That order provoked anger and disappointment among some of the soldiers' families in Alaska. It also made clear that any significant reduction in the 135,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq was unlikely in the immediate future.

The brigade was so far along in the process of flowing out of Iraq after its yearlong tour that 378 soldiers had returned home to Alaska and about 300 had arrived in Kuwait en route home, the Army said.

All of the soldiers who had reached Kuwait were sent back to Iraq, the Army said. Now, 301 of the 378 who made it to Alaska will be sent back to Iraq in roughly a week, with the remainder allowed to remain home, said Maj. Gen. Charles Jacoby, head of Army forces in Alaska.

"Of course, this comes as a huge disappointment to the families and perhaps a greater disappointment to kids that were really expecting dads and moms home," Jacoby told reporters.
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ATM robbers yank out the wrong machine

ATM robbers yank out the wrong machine - Yahoo! News:
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Three would-be thieves broke into a bank in northern Malaysia but failed to make off with any cash as they yanked out the wrong machine — a check deposit machine instead of an automated cash dispenser, the national news agency Bernama reported Wednesday.

The three men broke into the entrance area of the bank in the northern town of Bukit Mertajam early Wednesday, and tied a rope — attached to two vehicles — around a machine, police district investigation chief Chor Ah Sing said, according to Bernama.

They jerked the machine off its hinges, sending it crashing to the ground floor, Chor added.

The crashing sound alerted a security guard to the breach who chased them away, it said.

The three men had already managed to open the machine, but found no cash as it was a check deposit machine, the national news agency said. It is not immediately clear if they made off with any checks.

Local police officials could not be immediately contacted for comment.
Nan merampok pun bijak la sikit :|

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Synchronized tree climbing


Originally uploaded by Boered.

Mesranya ;-)



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Interesting facts

1. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

2. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"

3. Almonds are members of the peach family.

4. The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

6. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

7. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

8. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

9. There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

10. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

11. The only other word with the same amount of letters is its plural: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosesl.

12. The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill.

13. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reinade los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size,L.A.

14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

15. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

16. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

17. Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

18. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

19. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

21. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

23. There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

24. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

27. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

28. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

30. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti

31. 'Stewardesses' is the longest English word that is typed with only the left hand.

33. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways; the following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

34. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

35. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

36. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian seal for that reason.

37. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

38. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."

39. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

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Why People Quit Their Jobs

Top Ten Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs:
There are many reasons why good employees quit, most are preventable. From my years of experience as a consultant, I’ve identified a “Top Ten” list of reasons why people leave jobs:

1. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.

2. Management cuts back on administrative help, forcing professional workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing and other clerical duties.

3. Management puts a freeze on raises and promotions, when an employee can easily find a job earning 20-30 percent more somewhere else.

4. Management doesn’t allow the rank and file to make decisions or allow them pride of ownership. A visitor to my website E-mailed me a message that said, “Forget about the “professional” decisions—how about when you can’t even select the company’s holiday card without the President rejecting it for one of his own taste?”

5. Management constantly reorganizes, shuffles people around, and changes direction constantly.

6. Management doesn’t have or take the time to clarify goals and decisions. Therefore, it rejects work after it was completed, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.

7. Management shows favoritism and gives some workers better offices, trips to conferences, etc.

8. Management relocates the offices to another location, forcing employees to quit or double their commute.

9. Management promotes someone who lacks training and/or necessary experience to supervisor, alienating staff and driving away good employees.

10. Management creates a rigid structure and then allows departments to compete against each other while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation.
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Konsert reunion Bumi Putra Rockers


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TARIKH : 12/8/2006 MASA : 10 pm
TEMPAT: Backroom, No.15, Lengkuk Raja Laut, KL
TIKET: RM30 (mula dijual 23/7 @ Backroom)
CONTACT: 03-4044 2177 (Backroom)
017-633 0519 (Fadzli - Backroom)
016-622 8422 (Zeezam - Life Rekod)

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Today's shot

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Italian plans beaches for Muslim women

NJ.com: NewsFlash - Italian plans beaches for Muslim women:
ROME (AP) — An Italian resort plans to create all-female beach sections for Muslim women wishing to shed their headscarves and long robes to enjoy the sun in privacy, officials said Thursday.

Riccione, a resort town on Italy's eastern coast, will let hotels set up partitions on the shoreline to satisfy requests from growing numbers of Arab and Muslim tourists.

"Our beaches are big enough to answer this need," said Loretta Villa, Riccione's councilwoman. "We live on tourism and we can't survive if we don't satisfy the requests of our customers."

By making some areas off-limits to men, observant Muslim women will be able to ease up on religious restrictions to cover up if men are present, Villa said.

The reserved beaches would be waited on by by waitresses and watched over by women lifeguards.

The partitions will not reach into the sea as a section, Villa said.

To allow Muslim women to swim without covering up in robes and headscarves, Riccione would consider building reserved seaside swimming pools, she said.
p/s: Malaysia bila pulak?

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New Lycos email tops Gmail in storage, attachment size

New Lycos email tops Gmail in storage, attachment size:
Lycos announced today that their beta email service now offers 3 GB of storage and allow attachments of “essentially unlimited” size to be sent and received. Gmail is currently topping out at 2.75 gigs of storage, Hotmail at 250 MB and both limit attachments to 10 MB. For $20 per year, Lycos will up the limit to 5 GB of storage.

To prevent infrequent use just for sending huge files, there’s a stipulation that Lycos mail accounts that go unused for 30 days will be deleted, but for $6 per year that limit is removed. Upping the storage and attachment size limits will probably be of interest primarily to people working with multimedia files, for which there are plenty of other options online to store and send such files, but adding this functionality to an everyday email account is a good move.

Whether Lycos can offer search and spam filtering as good as Gmail’s remains to be seen. It also stands at a disadvantage via Gmail’s integration with the rest of Google’s offerings.

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Government's plan to control internet

Malay Mail:
The Government’s warning to bloggers to stop rumour-mongering and spreading malicious gossip has caught the ears of the on-line community.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi warned that offenders could be detained and have their websites or blogs investigated.

He said that the freedom given had been abused, resulting in some people spreading lies.

We checked with some well-known bloggers for their take on the issue.

Most, however, agreed that 90 per cent of blogs are not malicious as they mainly deal with trivial issues, serving as a diary of sorts.

Most believe that only the remaining 10 per cent touch on sensitive issues, and whether intentionally malicious or not, are involved in spreading half-truths and gossip.

All the respondents felt that the Government should not cast aspersions or blame the community squarely because some blogs ran malicious comments.

They said blogs are media to express constructive opinions and other thoughts, in the name of freedom of speech. Here are their comments:

- Mack Zulkifli, 35, www.brandmalaysia.com:

"First, the authorities should investigate thoroughly before detaining the person running the blog or website.

"Once found guilty of the crime, only then can they act on it.

"But I don’t want to see a scenario where only certain bloggers will be investigated, because their opinions run contrary to the ‘official’ stand.

"I also hope the public as well as the authorities know the difference between blogs and other types of media. A blog is a medium to express a person’s thoughts and share it with other bloggers.

" It’s like a diary. Most bloggers speak about themselves and diary up their life. However, some abuse it for political or personal gain.

"Most of the time, there’ll be disagreements on certain topics among bloggers which is healthy, though. Bloggers should not fear action by the Government. I think as long as you know you’re telling the truth and not posting rumours or malicious comments to damage the other person’s reputation, you’re okay.

"I think disclosing your identity for the readers doesn’t necessarily enhance a blogger’s credibility. You can be anonymous for many reasons. Maybe you don’t want your employer or family to know about your stand on an issue. It’s the freedom you choose. If you are an anonymous blogger but still have your comments linked to other sources of information from the reliable mainstream media, you can still maintain credibility."

- Muzaffar Mustapa, 31, sultanmuzaffar.blogspot.com:

"The Government can take action but they must get those who are involved in making malicious comments.

"What Pak Lah said is important because, apart from having their views aired on topics, bloggers should also be more responsible when giving constructive criticism.

"When there’s a medium to voice their concerns, they should also have the responsibility to give the correct information.

"The freedom to blog should be used wisely and responsibly. Like everything else, there’re pros and cons to blogging. We can read and learn a lot of constructive comments and suggestions from it.

"The Government can closely monitor the content of blogs or websites but proper investigations should be made first before they detain someone. People shouldn’t generalise blogs as negative or malicious. It’s like pornography and the Internet. Just because web-based porn exists, it doesn’t automatically mean that the Net does more harm than good."

- Terrence Smith (aka TV Smith), in his 30s, www.mycen.com.my/duasen:

"It’s not practical. The Government can detain bloggers who publicly disclose their identities, but what about the anonymous ones? There are many bloggers who remain anonymous and have a tendency to come out with malicious comments. If the information or comments on the Internet or blogs are wrong, the Government should dispute it and come out with their side of the story. Detaining the owners is a little extreme.

"We should leave it to people to decide what’s good, what’s bad, what’s malicious and what’s not.

- Patrick Teoh, 58, actor/former radio deejay, patrickteoh.blogspot.com:

"I don’t agree with the Government’s plan to control the Internet. It should be a free medium to express views on something.

"The Internet should be treated as any other media. Give freedom to it."
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Kondom terlucut

MELAKA: Tembelang seorang remaja yang cuba menyorok perbuatan sumbang dengan teman wanitanya selepas ditahan Jabatan Agama Islam Melaka (Jaim) terbongkar apabila kondom yang digunakannya terlucut dan jatuh melalui kaki seluarnya ketika masuk ke pintu pejabat Jaim untuk soal siasat, semalam.

Kejadian itu disedari seorang kakitangan Jaim yang mengiringi pasangan terbabit untuk dibawa masuk ke tingkat satu pejabat itu.

Ketika masuk ke pejabat, kakitangan berkenaan terlihat satu kondom di lantai hadapan pintu dan terus memanggil remaja lelaki berkenaan dan bertanyakan mengenai kondom itu.

Remaja berkenaan mengakui kondom itu terlucut daripada anggota sulitnya.

Ketua Pegawai Penguat Kuasa Agama Jaim, Rahimin Bani, berkata pasangan terbabit ditahan pegawai syarak Pengkalan Badak di Tehel dekat sini, selepas mendapat aduan mereka berdua-duaan dalam kereta di sebuah kebun getah di kawasan itu.

Menurutnya, berdasarkan laporan, pegawai syarak berkenaan bersama beberapa saksi tiba di tempat kejadian kira-kira jam 10.30 malam dan menghampiri sebuah kereta Proton Iswara.

"Ketika menjenguk ke dalam kenderaan itu terlihat lelaki dan wanita di dalamnya dan selepas memperkenalkan diri, mereka meminta dokumen pengenalan masing-masing.

"Ketika itu, pasangan lelaki berusia 19 tahun dan wanita berusia 24 tahun lengkap berpakaian.

"Selepas mendapati mereka tidak mempunyai sebarang hubungan mahram dan berkurung di tempat sunyi sehingga menimbulkan syak, pasangan terbabit terus ditahan," katanya kepada Harian Metro, di sini, semalam.

Rahimin berkata, pasangan terbabit diserah kepada pegawai penguat kuasa Jaim untuk tindakan lanjut.

Beliau berkata, lokasi tempat mereka ditahan agak jauh dari rumah penduduk dan terletak kira-kira enam kilometer daripada jalan besar berhampiran.

"Ketika tiba di Jaim, kami menyedari kondom terlucut itu dan ia diambil untuk dijadikan bahan bukti.

"Mereka mengakui melakukan hubungan seks dengan kerelaan sendiri sebelum ditahan dan masing-masing sempat menyarung pakaian kecuali pakaian dalam apabila menyedari terdapat kereta menghampiri mereka.

"Pasangan itu juga mengakui itu kali kedua mereka melakukan perbuatan itu," katanya

Beliau berkata, pasangan terbabit ditahan mengikut Seksyen 53, Enakmen Kesalahan Syariah Negeri Melaka, 1991, kerana berkurung dan bersunyian dengan bukan mahram.

Katanya, sabit kesalahan boleh didenda sebanyak RM3,000 atau penjara selama 24 bulan atau kedua-duanya.

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