Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bill Gates & General Motors

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on...

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,
'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'
In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating, "If the auto industry kept up with the computer industry then…"

1.          For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........ Twice a day.

2.         Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3.         Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.

For some reason you would simply accept this..

4.         Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5.         Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6.         The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.

7.          The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.

8.          Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9.         Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10.        You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off

PS - when all else fails, you could call 'customer service' in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jason Becker's tribute on 26 March

26 March - the day I was born. And yes - 26 March is my birthday (guys, standby some present please!!!)

And this 26th March, the team lead by Joe Satriani featuring Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather, The Kehoe Nation, Flametal and more is reminding that Jason Becker is not dead yet, by having a tribute concert - JASON BECKER'S NOT DEAD YET FESTIVAL.

Jason was a one of the greatest guitarist in the world. He plays neo-classical metal (speed melodic metal with classical arpeggios solo) and he can play the most difficult scaling at the very young age.

He was diagnose with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease which causing his whole body paralyze since 1989 and the doctor suspect that he might be living for just another 5 years. Because of the high-spirit to live, Jason is now still alive and that is already passed 22 years.

More information here
More on Jason Becker here

Lesson learn: Don't believe what the Doctor is saying.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tsunami di Jepun

Tsunami di Jepun
1. Saya ingin mengucapkan takziah kepada warganegara Jepun terutama bagi mereka yang kehilangan keluarga, rakan dan kenalan.

2. Memang sangat memeritkan melihat semua kejadian berlaku sekelip mata. Lebih-lebih lagi dalam keadaan kita yang stabil, mungkin sukar untuk membayangkan bagaimana mereka berhadapan dengan situasi yang sukar.

3. Seluruh dunia memanjatkan rasa simpati dan ada yang memberikan bantuan dari segi wang ringgit, bantuan kemanusiaan, doa dan sokongan moral. Ini sedikit sebanyak membantu dalam usaha pemulihan negara tersebut.

4. Keadaan bertambah buruk dengan ledakkan reaktor nuklear yang terletak di Fukushima. Kerosakan pada stesen janakuasa akibat daripada gempa bumi menyebabkan suhu di loji nuklear tidak terkawal.  Setiap minit stesen TV CNN dan BBC menyiarkan perkembangan terkini berkenaan letupan di loji tersebut. Rusuhan di Libya dan Bahrain tiada lagi kedengaran kerana fokus seluruh dunia lebih menjurus kepada negara kuasa ketiga ekonomi dunia ini.

5. Kesan dari peristiwa tersebut terhadap negara dan perantauan sangat jelas. Bagaimana ekonomi di Jepun merundum dalam masa beberapa hari dengan kejatuhan index Nikkei sebanyak 10.55 peratus dalam masa sehari. Walau bagaimanapun, suntikan Bank of Japan sebanyak USD43.3 billion kembali melonjakkan harga pasaran sekaligus memulihkan keadaan ekonomi serantau.

6. Walaupun berdepan dengan masa yang genting, saya yakin Jepun pasti berjaya mengatasi kesulitan yang dihadapi mereka dalam jangkamasa yang singkat. Kemampuan rakyat Jepun dalam menyelesaikan masalah memang tidak dapat disangkal dan budaya ini sememangnya tersemat pada diri setiap warga Jepun. Semoga segalanya kembali kepada keadaan sedia kala.
Can't understand the post? Use google translate and turn it to your preferred language.

More pictures here

Monday, March 07, 2011

Jack Canfield Dream Big - Law of Attraction

I believe many of you have ever heard of the Law of Attraction. And many of you might have watch the video 'the Secret' or probably have read the book. What can we learn from it? To me it is an effortless thing that brings us huge result.

The question is, what did you do after you got the knowledge? Do you have your own vision board or dream book? Answer from me, well, yes. I have created my own blog that I make it private and wrote what ever that I wish I want to have. The result was amazing. In short time of less than a year, I have receive at least 5 things that I wrote there. Of course out of that many, I don't yet receive everything, but out of 10 lists that I put on my side bar a few months back, I have actually receive 2 of it. It was 20% within no time.

I still think that I did so little to make things work. According to the theory, desire and passion can accelerate the speed, I did not view it everyday. Because to do it is one thing, to consistently remember to view it is another thing. That is why I created another vision board which I put right in front of me, to remind me each second what I am heading to!

Hope this can help me to accelerate whatever I need and to achieve what I desire!
How about you? Have you started to design your own vision board?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Apple iPad 2

Apple CEO Steve Jobs makes his surprise appearance, while he's on his medical leave, he is indeed passionate to introduce the new iPad 2 which he claims faster, thinner and lighter. Thinner than iPhone 4!

Should be one of my wishlist for this year!

AIRASIA flying to Jeddah: Bringing my family to Umrah will be my next short-term goal!

Airasia is planning to expand their operation to Sydney and Jeddah. Oh.. wow! It is time to plan something with the family. Going to tanah haram will be the best moment especially if you could bring along your family and have the islamic environment over the air while you are far away from your daily jobs and tasks.

Read more news below:

March 03, 2011 17:21 PM
Getting New Routes Is Rafidah's Priority As AirAsia's New Indie Chairm
SEPANG, March 3 (Bernama) -- Getting new routes such as Sydney and Jeddah will be the main agenda for Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz as the new, independent and non executive chairman of AirAsia X.

Describing her appointment as one that would not just revolve around attending board meetings without knowing the directions of the company, Rafidah said she would be able to contribute much to the team.

"We are still awaiting approvals for several routes that we have applied for such as Sydney and Jeddah," she told reporters here after welcoming former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who visited AirAsia's office and academy on Thursday.

Rafidah said these routes were important for the country, as they could, besides being a link, bring in foreign investors and tourists from overseas.

"An economic spin-off would take place with the routes. Not only in terms of tourists expenditure but also the promotion of Malaysian products such as its services, hotels, transportation and so on."

Business communities that give importance to low costs will definitely be attracted to using the services of AirAsia when having to travel to the country regularly before deciding on opening up their factory or investing here, she said.

"Not all investors go on first class. You can imagine how many people will come to realise the economic opportunities in Malaysia."

Indeed, AirAsia will make Malaysia the hub for the transit of tourists travelling in the region, said Rafidah who replaces Datuk Kamaruddin Meranun.

"Certainly the new routes will not become profitable and productive overnight but we can build them if we know that there is a market and demand. This will be first agenda because we know there is huge potential," she said.

The former Minister of International Trade and Industry said she took two weeks to decide on the offer made to her to take on the post in AirAsia X.

"I was attracted when offered to be the chairman of AirAsia X. Before making the decision, the management gave me a full briefing and I also visited AirAsia.

"I was impressed with the management style and business model and the measures taken to develop Airasia and AirAsia X. Only after this, did I decide to take on the position."

Rafidah said this was the second posting she had taken up after becoming a board member of one of the subsidiary companies of Johor Corp two years ago.


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Dugro: Popular Choice?

My son only drink Dumex Dugro Chocolate flavour. He didn't drink any other brands and flavour. While we go shopping 3 hyper/supermarket have similar view as the picture above. Is it really popular choice?

According to the staff working there, Dumex is doing their rebranding exercise by introducing new packaging. Probably good exercise in business point of view, but they should consider babies out there who does not drink other brands or flavour.

Luckily we bought extra stock. Enough to last for another week. Hope to see the new product with old pricing. :)
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