Google Friends Newsletter - December 2007

POWER TIP

Flight Status Now On Results Page

Our flight stats search feature can now deliver real time status and info on your flight directly on the search results page. Just type the name of the airline and flight number ( e.g. American 123, ua226) into the search box, and we'll return the most up to date information from FlightStats.com.
http://www.google.com

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NEW PRODUCTS & UPDATES

Donate with Google Checkout

Google Checkout's new donation site allows you to help kids achieve their dreams through The Global Fund for Children, combat global warming with Clean Air-Cool Planet, or contribute to the fight against disease and malnutrition with Action Against Hunger. And when you give through Google Checkout, 100% of your donation will reach the organization of your choice.
http://www.google.com/checkout/promotions/donations.html

Updates to Google Maps Street View

Google Maps Street View now features eight more cities - Boston, Dallas, Ft Worth, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, and Providence - to expand coverage to 23 U.S. cities. In addition, you can now easily embed a fully interactive Street View player into your website or blog, just as you can with a YouTube video.
http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/

Gmail Chat integrates with AIM

Gmail users can now log into your AIM account within Gmail and chat with your AIM buddies just as you do with your Gmail chat buddies all with no download required. All your favorite Gmail chat features (chat history, "always show", smart-sort based on communication frequency, buddy photos, and status messages) work the same.
http://www.gmail.com

Google Maps for mobile, now with My Location (beta)

GPS-enabled mobile phones continue to rise in popularity - but most of us do not have that capability. Now, with the latest version of Google Maps for mobile, you can use the new My Location (beta) technology that uses normal cell phone towers to provide you with approximate location information. It's not GPS, but it comes pretty close.
http://www.google.com/gmm

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MISCELLANY

+ Your online privacy +

At the end of August, we wrote here about a YouTube video we made that explains exactly how we handle personal computer information for every individual search query. Since then, we've produced some 15 other short videos -- tips you can use to manage your own information for Google products including Picasa for photos, Street View in Google Maps, Blogger, your Google Web History, and more. There's also an excellent year-end review on privacy protections across the Internet given by Peter Fleischer, our global privacy counsel. All of these are available on a new Google Privacy Channel on YouTube. We strongly believe that you will want to understand the issues surrounding privacy of information, and make your own choices based on that understanding. We hope you find these videos useful, and we'll continue to add new tips on video on this channel, so you may want to bookmark the page, or subscribe to its feed.
http://www.youtube.com/googleprivacy

Syif malam risiko barah

p/s betul ke ni... xyah keje malam dah la...


Lelaki bertugas waktu fleksibel lebih kerap kena kanser kelenjar prostat

MOSCOW: Bertugas syif malam adalah antara faktor penyebab barah bagi golongan pekerja sekali gus membolehkan mereka mendapat hak menuntut ganti rugi bagi ancaman bahaya kerja, kata Agensi Penyelidik Barah Antarabangsa (IARC).

Faktor lain yang disenaraikan termasuk terdedah kepada sinar ultra ungu, asap enjin dan bahan kimia tertentu, lapor akhbar di sini.


Penyenaraian tugasan syif malam dibuat berdasarkan keputusan beberapa penyelidikan sebelum ini, termasuk kajian penyelidik Universiti Pekerjaan dan Kesihatan Persekitaran Jepun.

Penyelidikan mereka berdasarkan pengamatan ke atas 14,000 pekerja dalam tempoh 10 tahun.

Apa didapati, lelaki yang bertugas waktu kerja yang fleksibel dan syif malam lebih kerap mengalami masalah barah kelenjar prostat berbanding rakan yang bertugas tetap syif siang.


Di Belanda, pakar Institut Epidemiologi Barah, mengkaji 7,000 wanita berusia 30 - 54 tahun. Keputusan kajian mendapati wanita yang bertugas sekurang-kurangnya enam bulan pada waktu malam, berisiko besar mengalami masalah ketumbuhan dalam payu dara mereka.

Richard Stevens, Profesor Pusat Kesihatan Universiti Connecticut, Amerika Syarikat adalah saintis pertama yang mengaitkan antara kesan tugas malam dengan barah payu dara pada 1987.

Saintis terbabit menyelidik faktor peningkatan mendadak barah payu dara pada 1930-an apabila banyak syarikat memulakan tugasan 24 jam sehari yang menarik minat jutaan pekerja wanita.

Selain, petugas syif malam juga berisiko besar mengalami masalah jantung, seperti dibuktikan kajian penyelidik Universiti Milan, Itali, ke atas 22 lelaki yang bekerja pelbagai syif tugasan setiap minggu.

Pemantauan harian ke atas degupan jantung mereka mendapati kadar degupan, aktiviti saraf utama dan paras hormon tidak mengalami sebarang perubahan ketika bertugas syif malam.

Atau ringkasnya, aktiviti fizikal dan saraf pusat mereka masih berfungsi jika lelaki terbabit tidur kerana kesan bertugas pada syif malam.

Ketua penyelidik, Rafaello Furlan percaya yang tubuh manusia tidak boleh disesuaikan bagi menerima aktiviti malam yang menyebabkan rentak atau degupan jantung mereka bermasalah.

Bagaimanapun, saintis pula tidak tahu punca sebenar masalah itu pada masa ini. Namun, mereka menyenaraikan beberapa teori yang mengaitkan kesan tugas malam ke atas kesihatan manusia.

Asas penting dan utama adalah hakikat yang manusia adalah makhluk yang hidup pada waktu siang dan tindakan bertugas pada waktu malam dan tidur pada sebelah siang, menjejaskan degupan jantung dan menyebabkan pelbagai masalah berkaitan.

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Makna bacaan dalam solat

Allah Maha Besar


Doa Iftitah

Allah Maha Besar dan segala puji bagi Allah dengan banyaknya.
Maha suci Allah sepanjang pagi dan petang.
Aku hadapkan wajahku bagi Tuhan yang mencipta langit dan bumi,
dengan suasana lurus dan berserah diri dan aku bukan dari golongan orang musyrik.
Sesungguhnya solatku,
Ibadatku,
hidupku,
matiku
adalah untuk Allah Tuhan sekelian alam.
Tidak ada sekutu bagiNya dan kepadaku diperintahkan untuk tidak
menyekutukan bagiNya dan aku dari golongan orang Islam.


Al-Fatihah

Dengan nama Allah yang maha Pemurah lagi maha Mengasihani.
Segala puji bagi Allah, Tuhan semesta alam.
Yang maha pemurah lagi maha mengasihani.
Yang menguasai hari pembalasan.
Hanya Engkaulah yang kami sembah dan hanya kepada Engkau kami mohon pertolongan.
Tunjukilah kami jalan yang lurus.
Iaitu jalan orang-orang yang Engkau kurniakan nikmat kepada mereka, bukan jalan mereka yang Engkau murkai dan bukan jalan mereka yang sesat.


Bacaan ketika rukuk

Maha Suci TuhanKu Yang Maha Mulia dan dengan segala puji-pujiannya.


Bacaan ketika bangun dari rukuk

Allah mendengar pujian orang yang memujinya.


Bacaan ketika iktidal

Wahai Tuhan kami, bagi Engkaulah segala pujian.


Bacaan ketika sujud

Maha suci TuhanKu yang Maha Tinggi dan dengan segala puji-pujiannya.


Bacaan ketika duduk di antara dua sujud

Ya Allah, ampunilah daku,
Rahmatilah daku,
kayakan daku,
angkatlah darjatku,
rezekikan daku,
berilah aku hidayah,
sihatkanlah daku dan
maafkanlah akan daku.


Bacaan ketika Tahiyat Awal

Segala penghormatan yang berkat solat yang baik adalah untuk Allah.
Sejahtera atas engkau wahai Nabi dan rahmat Allah serta
keberkatannya.
Sejahtera ke atas kami dan atas hamba-hamba Allah yang soleh.
Aku naik saksi bahawa tiada Tuhan melainkan Allah dan aku naik saksi bahawasanya Muhammad itu adalah pesuruh Allah.
Ya Tuhan kami, selawatkanlah ke atas Nabi Muhammad.


Bacaan ketika Tahiyat Akhir

Segala penghormatan yang berkat solat yang baik adalah untuk Allah.
Sejahtera atas engkau wahai Nabi dan rahmat Allah serta keberkatannya.
Sejahtera ke atas kami dan atas hamba-hamba Allah yang soleh.
Aku naik saksi bahawa tiada Tuhan melainkan Allah dan aku naik saksi bahawasanya Muhammad itu adalah pesuruh Allah.
Ya Tuhan kami, selawatkanlah ke atas Nabi Muhammad dan ke atas keluarganya.
Sebagaimana Engkau selawatkan ke atas Ibrahim dan atas keluarga Ibrahim.
Berkatilah ke atas Muhammad dan atas keluarganya sebagaimana Engkau berkati ke atas Ibrahim dan atas keluarga Ibrahim di dalam alam ini.
Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Terpuji lagi Maha Agung.


Doa Qunut

Ya Allah, berilah aku petunjuk sebagaimana orang-orang yang telah Engkau tunjuki.
Sejahterakanlah aku sebagaimana orang-orang yang telah Engkau sejahterakan.
Pimpinlah aku sebagaimana orang-orang yang telah Engkau pimpin.
Berkatilah hendaknya untukku apa-pa yang telah Engkau berikan padaku.
Jauhkanlah aku daripada segala kejahatan yang telah Engkau tetapkan.
Sesungguhnya hanya Engkau sahajalah yang menetapkan, dan tidak sesiapapun yang berkuasa menetapkan sesuatu selain daripada Engkau.
Sesungguhnya tidak terhina orang yang memperolehi pimpinanMu.
Dan tidak mulia orang-orang yang Engkau musuhi.
Telah memberi berkat Engkau, ya Tuhan kami dan maha tinggi Engkau.
Hanya untuk Engkau sahajalah segala macam puji terhadap apa-apa yang telah Engkau tetapkan.
Dan aku minta ampun dan bertaubat kepada Engkau.
Dan Allah rahmatilah Muhammad, Nabi yang ummi dan sejahtera keatas keluarganya dan sahabat-sahabatnya.



"Wahai Tuhan ku tak layak ke syurgamu ...namun tak pula aku sanggup ke Nerakamu.... kami lah hamba yang mengharap belas darimu . "Ya Allah jadikan lah kami hamba2 mu yang bertaqwa..ampunkan dosa2 kami, kedua ibubapa kami, dosa semua umat2 Islam yang masih hidup mahupun yang telah meninggal dunia"

AirTalkr - Instant Messenger on the web.

AirTalkr Web 2007 Beta . Instant Messenger on the Web.

Benazir Bhutto Killed In Suicide Attack

Al Jazeera English - News - Bhutto Killed In Suicide Attack:
Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani prime minister, has been killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack at an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi. Link

Man has bullet removed after 30 years


Doctors have safely removed a bullet that had been painlessly lodged in a Vietnamese man's lung for nearly three decades, his surgeon said Monday.

Doctors at Thanh Hoa hospital removed the bullet and presented it to Vu Van Thanh, 50, about two weeks ago. The 2.5-centimeter AR15 bullet had been stuck in his lung since he was shot while fighting in neighboring Cambodia in 1978.

"I have never seen a case like this," Dr. Nguyen Van Chung, who removed the bullet, said Monday. "It's amazing that he didn't feel pain until recently."

Chung said tests revealed his patient was fine after the three-hour operation was completed, and he was sent home.

Thanh, a farmer, wanted to remove the bullet a long time ago, but could not afford the operation. He did not feel any pain for the last 30 years, said Thi Tu village head, Nguyen Van Thai, where Thanh lives. Link

Paddy field

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From my trip to Sg Petani. Taken by Melati.

Darkthrone wallpaper

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Avantasia - Shelter From The Rain (mp3+lyrics)

Avantasia - Shelter From The Rain
from Scarecrow album 2008


Like a wheel
I keep on turning
Straight ahead
It's got me burning the melody, the dignity
Something is speaking to me

Night is cold and my soul is badder
Not afraid for the first time ever
I realize
Going inside
Never belong to the try

And my soul is calling the truth
This ship of fools

Dying for a sign
When fate is beyond the line
When you find your lover
Wasted cries
You're take into the sound
Shelter from the rain

No return from the way I've chosen
Cast away chasing rainbows
Cut down the line
How could I
Make up believe I'm blind

We create by angel wishing (mission)
Calling fate
The dark of fate is in your soul
Feeling cross out
Carry on over the cry
All that's left is a sun
Giving shelter from the rain then

Dying for a sign
When fate is beyond the line
When I find my lover
Wasted crowns
I take into the sound
And shelter from the rain

It's a dark and stormy night
Being fooled what it takes
To read the signs
But I'm always there
I'm the footprints to your right
My own ? will running high
Young and blind

In your darkest lonely nights
Hear the voice to take you higher
Take you higher

As you ?
Let the spirit take you higher
In your soul

Oh, and the soul
I can hear a song

Dying for a sign
When fate is beyond the line
When you find your lover
Wasted crowns
You're take into the sound
Shelter from the rain

Dying for a sign
When fate is beyond the line
When I find my lover
Wasted crowns
I take into the sound
Shelter from the rain


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What is your Diva Pro Wrestling Name?

Check it here.


p/s: Cowgirl Peaches??

Interesting reasons why people get headaches

Interesting reasons why people get headaches:
Pain medications

Ironically, people who take a lot of pain medications on a regular basis can experience more headaches. Both over the counter pain relievers and prescription pain relievers are the culprits.

Odor

Strong odors from perfumes, new carpet, new car, smoke, or fumes can cause headaches.

Caffeine

Too much caffeine can cause headaches. Caffeine usually helps relieve headaches, however, when it is taken in large doses it does the opposite.

Lots of Stress

Stress is a big culprit, especially chronic stress. People who tend to push themselves beyond the limit tend to experience more headaches. Physical activity and taking breaks can help relieve stress, which in turn will help reduce headaches.

Watching TV or using the computer

Excessive use of computers or watching TV for extended periods of time can cause headaches.

Sinuses

Dry Sinuses or congested sinuses can cause headaches.

Blood sugar

Imbalances in blood sugar, especially low blood sugar can cause headaches. Imbalances in blood sugar can be corrected by eating adequate protein. Protein helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Food

Certain foods that contain a lot of tyramine (amino acid) can cause headaches. Examples include: peanuts, chocolate, and red wine. Other foods that contain nitrates can also cause headaches. Examples include: salami, hot dogs, and sausages. Although not as common, diary and wheat can also cause headaches in certain individuals.

Weather

Changes in weather can cause headaches.

Altitude

Higher altitudes can cause headaches. Many mountain climbers experience headaches as they reach higher altitudes. Even a visit to a town or city that is at a higher elevation than when you currently live can cause a headache.

Hormones

Changes in hormone levels can also bring upon headaches. Women are obviously more susceptible to this type of headache.

Sleep

Very little sleep or sudden changes in sleep patterns can precipitate headaches.

Phantom writers an 'open secret'

p/s betul ke NST ni? mcm tak caya jer.. ingat senang ke nak tulis thesis tentang apa2 yg kita tak tau.. walau profesional mana pun penulis tu..

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KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of master's and PhD students are getting "professional thesis writers" to pen their theses.

The Higher Education Ministry said it was aware of this, but as educational institutions were not complaining about it, little could be done to put a stop to this shameful practice.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Datuk Ong Tee Keat said it was the responsibility of the universities and colleges to investigate the matter as the thesis would land on the table of the professors.

"They are the front-liners who determine whether a thesis is original or not. These institutions of higher learning should check the theses that are handed to them.

"I have heard that some students are even placing notices at campuses requesting for the services of thesis writers.
"There are also those who offer their services by placing notices at the campuses.

"The institutions should immediately find out who these people are," he said when contacted by the New Straits Times.

Ong advised students not to resort to such unethical means to obtain their degrees as they were not only cheating themselves but also society.

He said his ministry was unable to take action as neither the students, the professional thesis writers nor the institutions of higher learning had come forward with complaints or information.

"We need evidence to begin investigations and so far, there are no cases or proof for us to work on."

The New Straits Times managed to talk to some students and professional thesis writers and found that such practices were found in some institutions of higher learning.

Jack, a 38-year-old human resource manager, signed up for a master's degree programme as a gateway to promotion and better pay but his work commitment made it difficult for him to complete his thesis.

Despite having attended the weekend tutorials, he found the going tough.

"That's when I found a small piece of paper glued on the wall of my college toilet, which read: 100 per cent guaranteed pass. For more information call Ben at XXX.

"Being desperate, I made the call and I was told that for RM8,000, I could get my thesis done. So I paid the amount and gave him a brief on my thesis.

"I have since obtained my master's."

According to Jack, Ben runs a company with writers specialising in various fields and there is understanding among them not to to reveal the names of the original writers.

"Ben told me so far he has done work for 35 clients."

Jack said he learnt from Ben that he had a 97 per cent pass rate, with one student having failed because the professor demanded last-minute changes to the thesis that could not be accommodated.

He said that occasionally, Ben declined assignments if the topic was difficult or needed extensive research.

Elena, meanwhile, said she once helped a master's student with his project paper.

"I don't even have a degree, but that person needed my help badly and accepted the fact I don't have the right qualification to do the paper.

"I had a tough time getting the materials together and did my best to help him out for a small fee," she said, adding that she charged him RM2,000.

People like Ben and Elena are seen as saviours by those who are unable to do their academic work due to various reasons.

Charlie's busy work schedule and having two young children forced him to "sub-contract" his academic work.

He paid RM3,000.

Sarah, whose time is taken up writing theses and doing assignments for others, said it was common for university and college students to get someone else to conduct their research for project papers and theses.

She described it as an "open secret" among the academic fraternity.

It was nothing unusual, she said, to hire others to distribute surveys and come up with tabulation of the findings that were used in the thesis.

"Most students do the thesis themselves. It is those who are busy or do not have the confidence to produce good work who depend on others."

Merry Christmas


We at RANDOMNESS would like to take an opportunity to wish Merry Christmas and Happy new Year for everyone. Enjoy your holiday.

Some post related to Christmas:

Loudest burp!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6C4srxvdJk

Avantasia - Carry Me Over (video)

This video comes from the new album "The Scarecrow" and is the second single after the phenomenous first one "Lost In Space", which entered the German single charts on #9! Other chart entries: Sweden #3, Norway #4, Austria #48 and France #66.



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Korban 2007

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  • Thursday, December 20, 2007
  • 7 ekor lembu dikorbankan
  • Dewan Persatuan Kebajikan Gombak Setia
  • Petugas lembu no. 7
  • Pisau tumpul

Tribute To Alleycats - Hingga Akhir Nanti - 2007 (mp3 album download)

1. Hattan - Sekuntum Mawar Merah Sebuah Puisi
2. Saleem - Gerimis Senja
3. Flop Poppy - Jika Kau Bercinta Lagi
4. Rahmat - Seribu Bintang
5. Slam - Rayuan Di Puncak Genting
6. Spider - Hingga Akhir Nanti
7. Awie - Layang Layang Terputus Taliny
8. Khafi - Kisah Kau Dan Aku
9. Ezad - Nota Terakhir
10. Rahmat - Sampaikan Salam Cintaku
11. Jamal Abdillah - Senandung Semalam
12. Hattan - Setahun Sudah Berlalu
13. Def Gab C - Berjuta Batu
14. M Nasir - Kerana
15. Zamani - Luka Lama Terguris Kembali
16. Saleem, Ezad, Zamani, David Arumugam - Suara Kekasih


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Azimat tingkat aksi di ranjang

Azimat tingkat aksi di ranjang:
KUALA LUMPUR: Sukar dipercayai apabila segelintir Mat Rempit sanggup melakukan amalan syirik dengan memakai kalung aneh berbentuk kemaluan dipanggil 'tangkal mengawan' semata-mata kerana yakin ia mampu memberi kekuatan batin ketika melakukan seks bebas.

Kebanyakan tangkal terbabit yang dibeli sama ada daripada pengamal perubatan tradisional di Thailand atau diimport dari Nepal, diperbuat menggunakan besi selain taring atau tulang babi yang diukir.

Perbuatan khurafat itu semakin membimbangkan berikutan kebanyakan pemakaiannya golongan Mat Rempit remaja Islam.

Seorang Mat Rempit yang hanya mahu dikenali sebagai Man Kriss, 20-an, mendedahkan ada beberapa jenis tangkal pelik yang popular di kalangan mereka, sama ada berbentuk tulisan mentera, benang berwarna serta objek besi menyerupai manusia.

Dia yang pernah menganggotai Geng Apache sejak 2004 berkata, idea pemakaian tangkal terbabit mula tercetus apabila khabar angin tersebar mengenai cerita seorang Mat Rempit yang hanya cedera ringan walaupun terbabit dalam kemalangan ngeri kerana memakai tangkal pelik itu.

Difahamkan, tiada tulang Mat Rempit berasal dari Pendang, Kedah itu patah selepas dirempuh kereta ketika melakukan aksi 'pacak' di Jalan Duta di sini, tidak lama dulu.

"Ada khabar angin mengatakan dia mengamalkan ilmu kebal dengan memakai tangkal bagi memastikan tubuhnya kental walaupun dipukul atau terjatuh ketika kemalangan.

"Malah, ada juga cakap-cakap mendakwa tangkal dipakai beberapa pelumba lain mampu membuat lawan di litar lumba haram menjadi gerun. Semua ini menyebabkan ada Mat Rempit teruja untuk mencuba," katanya.

Dia yang sebelum ini beberapa kali ditahan polis trafik Kuala Lumpur mendakwa cerita mulut ke mulut itu akhirnya tersebar pula dakwaan wujud tangkal istimewa yang boleh membuatkan pemakainya mempunyai kekuatan seks luar biasa.

"Malah, ramai tertarik apabila tangkal itu didakwa boleh berfungsi sama seperti minyak pengasih khusus untuk memikat gadis sebelum diangkut ke ranjang.

"Bertitik-tolak dari cerita itu, ada Mat Rempit sanggup berjumpa bomoh atau membeli tangkal terbabit daripada rakan yang mendakwa mempunyai 'kenalan' atau sumber pembekal," katanya.

Menurutnya, antara tangkal yang paling popular adalah objek besi berbentuk patung berwarna emas menyerupai lelaki dan wanita sedang berpelukan selain tangkal ukiran kemaluan lelaki atau wanita.

"Selain itu ada juga patung tangkal yang direndam dalam minyak khas yang kemudian dipakai bersama rantai di leher. Difahamkan minyak berkenaan berfungsi sama seperti minyak calit atau pengasih khusus untuk memikat wanita.

"Apa yang saya tahu tangkal kecil berbentuk patung boleh dibeli pada harga RM50 manakala tangkal patung yang siap direndam minyak pengasih boleh mencecah harga RM200," katanya.

Dia yang pernah didakwa mengikut Seksyen 42 (1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987 mendakwa ada juga jenis tangkal aneh berbentuk kemaluan yang dililit seperti tali pinggang oleh segelintir Mat Rempit yang taksub.

"Segala-galanya berpunca tarikan seks bebas yang menyebabkan ramai remaja Melayu kemaruk atau mudah terpengaruh mencuba. Bagaimanapun saya tidak pasti sama ada ia benar-benar berkesan atau sebaliknya," katanya yang kini insaf dan memulakan hidup baru.

Sementara itu, Rektor Kolej Islam Darul Ridzuan yang juga bekas Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan, Prof Datuk Dr Muhammad Yusoff Hussain, menasihatkan golongan remaja membuang tangkal dipakai kerana ia jelas perbuatan syirik kerana menyekutukan Allah.

Menurutnya, umat Islam mesti mengikut ajaran Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah dan menolak perkara khurafat seperti menggunakan tangkal atau percaya pada kuasa tertentu apatah lagi jika ia bersangkut paut dengan perbuatan menjurus kepada dosa.

"Amalan sebegini, jika tidak dikekang, boleh menggalakkan perkembangan ajaran sesat kerana ia memesongkan akidah orang Islam," katanya.
p/s: betul ke Harian Metro ni, atau sengaja ada2kan cerita, cerita pelaris.

Honda CBR 150 R





Motor baru untuk pasaran Malaysia. Cun gak design dia. Link

Traditional drift


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Enjin pecah - YAMAHA 135LC - hati-hati



Hati-hati kepada pemilik YAMAHA 135LC. Ada kes enjin motor ini pecah tiba-tiba, bukan kerana accident. Link

New giant rat found

December 17, 2007—Mammal expert Martua Sinaga holds a 3-pound (1.4-kilogram) rat that may be a species new to science. The rat was found in the remote Foja Mountains of western New Guinea, Indonesia, on a June 2007 expedition, experts announced yesterday. Link

Rambut baru Luqman

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Nak masuk tadika la katakan ...

M For Malaysia : Past, Present & Future



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Personas for Firefox


Personas is a prototype that builds upon the ideas that:
  • themes today are too hard to find, install and use
  • graphic designers should be able to style the browser without having to code
  • browsers can be more than just desktop software, they can include online components
  • people just want their computer to be a little more fun and personal
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Lawak kena pancing

"Suatu petang.. ketika hari selepas hujan.. seorang atok duduk ditepi paya dengan memegang pancing sambil merokok..

Orang-orang yang melihatnya kehairanan.. ada yang kasihan dan ada juga yang ketawa.. Tiba-tiba badul menghampirinya dan bertanya...

Badul : "Pakcik ni memancing untuk apa?"

Atok : "Untuk makan"

Badul : "Oh.. kalau macam tu.. ayuh ikut saya makan.. saya belanja.."

Mulanya atok itu malu2 kemudian setelah di paksa akhirnya dia ikut aje...

Sambil makan si Badul bertanya..

Badul : "Pakcik mancing di paya tu ada ikan ke?"

Atok : "Oh ada"

Badul : "Biar betul pakcik nie.. dah berapa ekor dapat?"

Atok : "Kamu yang kelima""

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Skeleton of Giant


Blogs, emails, and even a newspaper have used this "photograph" to back up reports that the National Geographic Society had discovered an ancient race of giant humans. But the skeleton image is actually a digital collage of three different photos. A Canadian illustrator created it in 2002 for a photo-manipulation contest.

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Never too old

An 80-year old Italian man goes to the doctor for a check-up.

The doctor is amazed at what good shape the guy is in and asks, " How do you stay in such great physical condition?"

I'm Italian and I am a golfer," says the old guy," and that's why I'm in such good shape." I'm up well before daylight and out golfing up and down the fairways." "Have a glass of vino, and all is well."

"Well," says the doctor, "I'm sure that helps, but there's got to be more to it. How old was your Dad when he died?"

" Who said my Dad's dead?"

The doctor is amazed. "You mean you're 80 years old and your Dad's still alive. How old is he?"

"He's 100 years old," says the old Italian golfer. "In fact he golfed with me this morning, and then we went to the topless beach for a walk, that's why he's still alive ... he's Italian and he's a golfer too."

"Well," the doctor says, "that's great, but I'm sure there's more to it than that. How about your Dad's Dad? How old was he when he died?"

" Who said my grandpa's dead?"

Stunned, the doctor asks, "You mean you're 80 years old and your grandfather's still living! Incredible, how old is he?"

"He's 118 years old," says the old Italian golfer. The doctor is getting frustrated at this point, "So, I guess he went golfing with you this morning too?"

"No. Grandpa couldn't go this morning because he's getting married today."

At this point the doctor is close to losing it. "Getting married!! Why would a 118 year-old guy want to get married?"

"Who said he wanted to?"

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i've never imagined i'll be here. i was and still am a fan of this blog. i remember my own first reaction when i first browse this blog... i respect the owner's effort and courage. That was.. around two years back... I didn't know the person at all at that time. I only know his name.. but my respect for him prevented me to get to know him better.. I felt that he was a very popular guy amongst his friends (secret admirer keliling pinggang hehe..).

I'll never forget the day when both of us in need of a friend to talk to.. coincidence makes us close.. and became closer everyday. I never thought we would be a close friends.. but we did.. and still are.

But today.. i know him so well, i know his taste on clothes, food.. etc. I know his mood, what he likes and dislikes (sort of..hehe..).. and in this relationship he is the dominator which makes me feel comfortable. I don't like to make decision and i sure like being a follower. i feel save to be here with him.. and hope to be here forever.

There are so many things for us to learn and the journey is a long way to go. However, we both know this is our choice.. and i know he'll hold my hands forever and ever..

Thanks for being u..





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Modern Day Proverbs

Modern Day Proverbs:
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the heck alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.

6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.

14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

17. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

21. Never miss a good chance to shut up; and, lastly

22. Never ever, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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Symphorce - In The Hopes Of A New Dream (mp3+lyrics download)



You keep your sorrow
You travelled far and wide
Visions appear but cast aside
Locked in the heart of your soul
Trapped inside the cold
As you can feel the hollow
I can reach the cold

All my memories have died in the hopes of a dream
As this unknown feeling is surrounding me

Against my belief
You're crawling up my spine
In a man dimension of time
The spark to flame inside
Like shadows in your mind
To keep myself away from you
Where I belong to tell me the truth

For a moment in time, my soul got torn apart
Still no one knows, you seal the pain in my heart


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The Autumn Offering - Embrace the Gutter (mp3+lyrics)



This power's racing through these veins.
An anger grows and forgets my name.
Breaking down, I see red.
There's one more dose, just one more dose to clear my head.
I hate, I hate this sickened world.
You know, you know what I mean.
Can you, can you save me now?
Help me from falling down.

Embrace the gutter, cut up another.
These little white pills won't kill you now.
My bodys aching, my mind is chasing.
These little white pills won't kill you now.

Tomorrow's empty, one taste to hold true.
Today I tempt the, ask not what I do.
I face a new day, with eyes dark and black.
I ask my own mind, now there's no turning back.
I hate this sick world of life. You know what I feel inside.
Can you save me now? I'll try.
Help me from falling down.

Embrace the gutter, cut up another.
These little white pills won't kill you now.
My bodys aching, my mind is chasing.
These little white pills won't kill you now.


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Nokia 3110 Evolve




Nokia introduced Nokia 3110 Evolve, a mobile device with bio-covers made from more than 50% renewable material. The device is presented in a small package made of 60% recycled content.

The Nokia 3110 Evolve is the latest in a series of environmental initiatives from the company. For example, Nokia put alerts into its devices to encourage people to unplug their chargers. The power that could be saved globally by all Nokia phone users unplugging their chargers when no longer needed is equivalent to enough energy to power 100,000 average-size European homes.




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Ten rarest gems on earth.



10. Jeremejevite - Pronounced ye-REM-ay-ev-ite, this is a colorless, sky blue or pale yellow stone, the highest quality of which comes from Namibia. In nature it occurs in small obelisk-shaped crystals and has in the past been mistaken for aquamarine. It was named after Russian mineralogist Pavel Jeremejev who discovered the mineral in 1883. As of early 2005, a clean, 2.93-carat faceted gem was selling on the Internet for $2000.00 per carat.


9. Black Opal - Australia is the classical Opal country and today is the worldwide most important supplier of Fine Opals. Almost 95 per cent of all Opals come from Australian mines. The remaining five per cent are mined in Mexico, and in Brazil’s north, also in the US states of Idaho and Nevada, but recently the stones have also been found in Ethiopia and in the West African country of Mali. Black Opal or Opal with a dark gray body shows the most brilliant play of colors imaginable.


8. Red Beryl Emerald - Red beryl is found primarily in the Thomas Range and the Wah Wah Mountains of Utah, and has also been reportedly found in a location in Mexico (possibly near San Luis Potosi one of the very few places beryl is also found on rhyolite). Where it is found in Utah it occurs on rhyolite, where it crystallized under low pressure and high temperature, along fractures or cavities and porous areas of volcanic rhyolitic magma. Very few cut specimens exist.


7. Musgravite - Musgravite is one of the newest and most rare gemstones in the world. Musgravite is a silicate mineral whose main ingredients are beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg) and aluminum (Al). It was named ‘musgravite’ after the area Musgrave in Australia from where the material was first found. The musgravite was later found also in Greenland and Madagascar, but neither of them produces gem quality material. Two pieces of faceted gem-quality musgravite from Sri Lanka were reported first in 1993. Keep in mind, this is the LEAST priceless of the ten.


6. Grandidierite - This is a bluish green mineral found primarily in Madagascar. The first and so far only clean faceted specimen, from Sri Lanka, was originally mistaken for a serendibite and subsequently purchased in May 2000 by Prof. Gübelin from Murray Burford. The gem shown above weighs 0.29 carats. Grandidierite is trichroic, transmitting blue, green and white light. The mineral is named after French explorer and natural historian Alfred Grandidier, who among other things unearthed bones from the extinct half-ton elephant bird in Ambolisatra, Madagascar.


5. Painite - This gem was once believed to be the rarest mineral on earth, is today still considered very rare. British mineralogist 1950s first discovered it in Myanmar. When it was confirmed as a new mineral species, it was named after him: Arthur C.D. Pain. For many years, only three small painite crystals were known to exist. Before 2005 there were less than 25 known crystals found, though more material has been unearthed recently in Myanmar.


4. Blue Garnet - Garnets species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia and Turkey. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium. The most expensive, a 4.2 carat gem sold in 2003 for $6.8 Million.


3. Serendibite - This gem is a cyan colored stone that comes from Sri Lanka. It boasts an unusually complex formula consisting of calcium, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, boron and oxygen. So far there exist only three faceted (cut) specimens of 0.35 carats, 0.55 carats and 0.56 carats. The first two were discovered by rare stone specialist D. P. Gunasekera and purchased by the late Prof. E. J. Gübelin of Switzerland. The smallest was sold for about $14,300.00 per carat.


2. Red Diamonds - Only a very few red diamonds are ever found, and few people have only seen even one treated red diamond. The gem is described as a purplish red, so it is not a pure red, crimson, vermilion, or scarlet. Nevertheless for its size it is one of the most expensive diamonds ever. The Argyle Mine in Australia produces a small number of red diamonds. The largest and finest of these are auctioned every year or two, and sell for millions of dollars.


1. Jadeite - Until recent years jadeite has been something of a mystery mineral, but we now know of primary sources in Guatemala as well as several California occurrences of white or grayish jadeite. Boulders in which a few small freestanding crystals have been seen occur in San Benito Co., California, with additional finds in Clear Creek, between New Idria and Hernandez. All Mexican jadeite is in artifacts, from unknown sources. The record price for a single piece of jadeite jewelry was set at the November 1997 Christie’s Hong Kong sale: Lot 1843, the “Doubly Fortunate” necklace of 27 approximately .5 mm jadeite beads sold for US$9.3 million




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