Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rainbow In Singapore - 25th Feburary

Saw this semi-circle rainbow on my way home today.

Double Positive

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. “In English,” he said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.”

A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”


Fishing With Moses


The Future Generation



A flying saucer landed at a gas station on a lonely country road.
The two space aliens inside seemed completely unconcerned about detection;
in fact, the letters "UFO" were emblazoned in big, bold letters on one side of their shiny craft.

As the station owner stood and gawked in silence, paralyzed with shock, his young blonde attendant nonchalantly filled up the tank and waved to the two aliens as they took off.

"Do you realize what just happened?" the station owner finally uttered.
"Yeah," said the blonde attendant.
"So?""Didn't you see the space aliens in that vehicle?!"
"Yeah," repeated the blonde attendant.
"So?""Didn't you see the letters 'UFO' on the side of that vehicle?!"
"Yeah," repeated the blonde attendant.
"So?""Don't you know what 'UFO' means?!"

The blonde attendant rolled his eyes.
"Good grief, boss! I've been working here for six years. Of course I know what 'UFO' means 'Unleaded Fuel Only.'"


Thursday, February 19, 2009



Just A Few Centimeter More.....


Disney's Desperate Housewife


Jesus and The Devil

Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly God was tired of hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, ‘THAT’S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge who does the better job.’

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They faxed.

They e-mailed.

They e-mailed with attachments.

They downloaded.

They did spreadsheets!

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports .

They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

‘It’s gone! It’s all GONE! ‘I lost everything when the power went out!’

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.

Satan observed this and became irate.

‘Wait!’ he screamed. ‘That’s not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don’t have any?’

God just shrugged and said,


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

25 People To Blame For The Financial Crisis

TIME's picks for the top 25 people to blame for the financial crisis includes everyone from former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and former President George W. Bush to the former CEO of Merrill Lynch and you — the American consumer. As you read our choices, we'd like to know who you think deserves the most blame, and the least.

Angelo Mozilo
The son of a butcher, Mozilo co-founded Countrywide in 1969 and built it into the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. Countrywide wasn't the first to offer exotic mortgages to borrowers with a questionable ability to repay them. In its all-out embrace of such sales, however, it did legitimize the notion that practically any adult could handle a big fat mortgage.

Phil Gramm
He played a leading role in writing and pushing through Congress the 1999 repeal of the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial banks from Wall Street. He also inserted a key provision into the 2000 Commodity Futures Modernization Act that exempted over-the-counter derivatives like credit-default swaps from regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Credit-default swaps took down AIG, which has cost the U.S. $150 billion thus far.

Alan Greenspan
The super-low interest rates Greenspan brought in the early 2000s and his long-standing disdain for regulation are now held up as leading causes of the mortgage crisis.

Chris Cox
American Consumers
Hank Paulson
Joe Cassano
Ian McCarthy
Kathleen Corbet
Frank Raines
Dick Fuld
Marion and Herb Sandler
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Stan O'Neal
Wen Jiabao
David Lereah
John Devaney
Bernie Madoff
Lew Ranieri
Burton Jablin
Fred Goodwin
Sandy Weill
David Oddsson
Jimmy Cayne

After voting on the relative guilt (or innocence) of each person, view the full results here.

Smiling Birds

Somewhat similar to the stars and moon smiling face. Only this time, the face is made up by the living creatures on Earth.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Electric Safe

The Hidden Wall Safe is handy because most burglars spend less than six minutes inside a victim’s home and only have time to check the most obvious places for valuables. These unique wall safes allow you to hide valuables inside one of many identical looking wall outlets you already have in your home, the last place someone is likely to look.

Now, all we need is a Singapore version of the electric plug in order to hide our precious belongings in our house.

Buy it here.


Iphone Scanner

A nice hack. Comes in handy when you need to scan a document but doesn't own a scanner.




Monday, February 16, 2009

Robot Love

The answer is 4! The robot needs a Cisco ASR9000 from this post.


Another Aircraft Carrier Mishap

Spoiler: Two things to look out for on this video.

1. The aircraft fell into the seas because the cable to stop it snaps.
2. A crew actually jumped twice to escape the snapping cable swinging across the carrier at over 100 miles per hour.


Windows Error


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Geeks Valentine's Day Gifts

How many ways can a man says I Love You? Watch the video to find out.

Grass Patch Clock

The Timeless Garden is a digital clock and mini planter in one. Its frame is made from recycled materials and the clock is powered by the “chemical reaction between mud and metal”.

Interesting clock. No details on the price. But if its affordable, I could plant my herbs on it and use it to tell time. =D

Details on the clock here. [via]

A Priest And A Politician

A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.
A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.
However, the politician was delayed,
so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited.
"I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here.
I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place.
The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set
and, when questioned by the police,
was able to lie his way out of it.
He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer,
had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs, and gave VD to his sister.
I was appalled."
The shocked crowd murmered their disapproval of the miscreant among them.
"But," the old priest continued,
"as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had,
indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.
"Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late.
He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:
"I'll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived," he told the crowd,
still at sharp attention after the priest's words.
"In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession..."
The Moral: Never, ever be late when you're on the program.


Amazing Facts About The Human Brain

Fast Brain Facts

◦3 = the weight of your brain in pounds
◦4 to 6 = the number of minutes your brain can survive without oxygen before it starts to die
◦8 to 10 = the number of seconds you have before losing consciousness due to blood loss
◦10 to 23 = the number of watts of power your grain generates when you’re awake (that’s enough to turn on a light bulb!)
◦20 = the percentages of oxygen and blood flow going to the brain
◦100,000 = the number of miles of blood vessels in your brain
◦1,000 to 10,000 = the number of synapses for each neuron in your brain
◦100 billion = the number of neurons in your brain

Read more here [via]



Laughter Scale

Thanks uNrEaLiTy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Sweet Truth: Chocolate Can Be Healthy

A bar of chocolate for your Valentine isn’t just a sweet treat, it can also be a boon to the body.

The ways in which the compounds in chocolate interact with our bodies' systems, from the stomach to the heart, have been an active area of research in recent years. Several studies have found that in small amounts, dark chocolate in particular can help prevent the blood from clumping up, keep the heart healthy and even provide some anti-cancer benefits.

Scientists caution that chocolate is far from being a cure-all, of course. But what could be better than knowing such an indulgence might be good for you?

The darker, the better

Studies have shown that dark chocolate contains certain antioxidants called polyphenols that could help fight chronic inflammation of tissues in the circulatory system, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. One study of Italians showed that people who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate daily (about 6.7 grams, or about the same amount of 1.5 Hershey kisses, though these are milk chocolate) had lower levels of a protein associated with inflammation.

Other studies have shown that chocolate, like aspirin, makes blood platelets less likely to clump together into dangerous blood vessel-blocking clots by reducing their stickiness.

Recent research has also suggested that these same antioxidants could help reduce the chances of developing cancer because they combat the cell damage that can lead to tumor growth.

Details here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hard Disk Shredder

I wonder if the datas are still retrievable after this destruction.


How I Use My Cell Phone

Its basically my watch.


Spelling Test

The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words is a list that has circulated among American businesses for decades. Two words have variant spellings for companies using British English spelling. Those two words have been repeated in the list of 25 words (making 27 items) asking for the British spelling.

Take the test here to check how well you can spell!


Unlikely Encounters


End of Rainbow Found!


Too many disappointment, it is not a pot of gold. But a vehicle!


Trillion Is the New Billion

By Dee Dee Myers

How much is a billion?

When I was a kid, it used to seem like a huge number, somewhere between a zillion and infinity.

A billion seconds is just shy of a lifetime, more than 63 years. A billion pounds is roughly 500,000 tons—or 200,000 SUVS all piled together. And a billion dollars stacked one on top of another would reach 67.9 miles into the sky. Laid end-to-end, those same billion dollars would wrap nearly four times four times around the earth. In other words, it’s real money.

But what can it buy? Way back in 1982, when Forbes Magazine first published its list of the 400 richest people in the world, it included 13 billionaires. By 2006, a net worth of $999,999,999 wasn’t enough to get you noticed; everyone on the list was a billionaire. To be sure, there’s been inflation over the past 25 years. But this isn’t Zimbabwe, where inflation rates have run as high as 1,200 percent in recent years, forcing people to carry sacks of cash around just to buy a cup of coffee. Rather, the global run up in wealth—at least for the privileged few—has desensitized us to what the numbers really mean. A new Gulf Stream V can cost $50 million. The New York Yankees’ 2009 payroll will be roughly $140 million. And an NFL franchise can set you back $1 billion. It takes ever bigger numbers to get us to shock and awe.

On Wednesday, the Senate added a new benefit to the stimulus package. Under the plan, the federal government would give homebuyers a tax credit worth ten percent of the purchase price, up to $15,000. Good idea, I thought. And a bargain at just $18.5 billion! (Never mind that we could staple those dollars together, and wrap them around the earth 36 times.)

In 1993, when a billion still meant something, President Clinton proposed a $16 billion stimulus package. Even though the country was coming out of a recession, the economy wasn’t creating jobs as quickly as the new president wanted, and he hoped a quick infusion of federal cash would jump start the job market. But the proposal failed, in no small measure because it was too small. Still, his economic advisors—a serious bunch, indeed—argued that it would have made a difference. Last February, with the economy descending into a serious recession, the Congress passed and President Bush signed a $168 billion stimulus bill. Even that unprecedented amount wasn’t enough to prevent the a wave of home mortgage foreclosures from capsizing the financial markets and sending the economy into a nosedive. And it ain’t over yet.

Now, President Obama is admonishing Congress to keep the total cost of his stimulus under $900 billion. $900 billion! Leaving aside the debate about whether this is the right medicine for the ailing economy (and I think it probably is), the numbers are staggering. 900 million seconds adds up to more than 57,000 years. 900 billion pounds is equal to roughly half the carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. And 900 billion dollar bills, laid end to end, would stretch almost to the sun.

As Senator Everett Dirksen famously said in 1969, “A billion here and a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Only 40 years later, it turns out “trillion” is the new “billion.”

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How To Avoid Side Stitches

Didn't know there are so many ways to avoid stitches. The only way I know of is to exhale when the opposite foot lands on the ground. It works! And its mentioned in this video. =)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blonde jokes

An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake.He finds his way to a bar stool and orders some coffee. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the waiter, “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”

The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, “Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde woman.
3. I’m a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde gal with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

“Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke?”

The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head, and mutters,
“No… not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”


Band-Aid Packaging

At least that band-aid instructions that makes me feel better when I injuried myself.


What 3.6 Million Jobs Lost Over 13 Months Looks Like

This chart compares the job loss so far in this recession to job losses in the 1990-1991 recession and the 2001 recession – showing how dramatic and unprecedented the job loss over the last 13 months has been. Over the last 13 months, our economy has lost a total of 3.6 million jobs – and continuing job losses in the next few months are predicted.

By comparison, we lost a total of 1.6 million jobs in the 1990-1991 recession, before the economy began turning around and jobs began increasing; and we lost a total of 2.7 million jobs in the 2001 recession, before the economy began turning around and jobs began increasing.


The Most Choreographed Soccer Celebration


Monday, February 9, 2009

Which Cooking Oil Is Best For You And Your Food

The skinny on oils can be very confusing. Oil is fat, plain and simple. But not all fat is equal. Since each tablespoon of oil has approximately 120 calories and 14 grams of fat, your best bet is to use oil sparingly. Be aware that some oils are more useful than others in light and healthy cooking. So before you pop the top on your favorite bottle, do you know which one to grab and why?

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is produced from the first pressing of the olives that have been picked the same day. It has a strong olive flavor and a peppery finish. This oil is perfect for salad dressings or as a condiment. It has a low smoke point which means that if exposed to high heat the oil will “burn”, discolor, decompose in nature and yields an unpleasant flavor to the cooked food.

Canola Oil is pressed from canola seeds. It is mild-flavored, omega-3-rich oil that possesses the least amount of saturated fat. The taste is mild and offers no interfering flavor. The oil is best used for cooking, frying and baking. Having a high smoke point, it is all-purpose oil or primary cooking oil.

Macadamia Nut Oil has a delicious, light macadamia nut flavor, making it especially complementary to fish, chicken, vegetables, baked goods, and salads. Its high smoking point also makes macadamia nut oil ideal for stir-frying and sautéing.

More details here.

Work and Home, So True...


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weight to File Ratio.

Well, you guys out there don't laugh at this fellow. This thing do happen... Those who work in the IT Tech Support line will understand this.

BTW, can someone help that poor guy to zip up or compress his files so that it doesn't weigh that much? =P

Read the full encounter here. Via




Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cowboy Wheel Thief


Blind Pilots

Airplane passengers watch nervously as two men wearing pilots’ uniforms and dark glasses use canes to feel their way into the cockpit. The plane starts down the runway, and the passengers begin to become sore afraid as the water at the end of the airstrip nears.

With only a few yards left, everyone screams, but the plane lifts off just in time. The passengers think it was all a joke, while in the cockpit the pilots high-five.

“You know,” says one pilot to the other, “one day they’re going to scream too late and we’re all gonna die.”


Grandma failed driving test 771 times

A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times, police said Thursday, but a local newspaper reported she will keep trying.

The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again Monday for the 771st time.

"It was a record-breaking number here," Choi Yong-Cheol, a police sergeant supervising the test in the city's Deokjingu district, told AFP.

"I wonder if she will try it again for a 772nd time."

The Korea Times said Cha will in fact be back for another attempt.

Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.

When presented a situation, most of us would probably give up after a dozen of tries and try to cheat our way through. But this grandma never gives up. She sure is determine or she just got used to it...


Graduate accepting $1200 a month job

ONLY last year, jobs were theirs for the taking. And they sought flexi-hours, interesting careers and a fun workplace. But faced with one of the worst job markets in decades, Generation Y is proving more adaptable and resilient than previously thought.

Bosses and recruitment companies are pleasantly surprised by the change they have noted in their youngest workers. Many have lowered their pay expectations, are shouldering more responsibilities to help cut costs, and even putting their firm’s needs before their own.

Mr Colin Ng, 26, an IT graduate from Glasgow University, has been working as an intern at a software firm for three months for just $1,200 a month, in the hopes of being offered a permanent job.

Sad case. Times are really bad... Better hold on to your job for the time being...

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Band-aids with gross illustrations

Scabs Bandages are band-aids bearing sweet little gross illustrations -- maggots, hatching spiders, eyeballs, or zippers -- for to speed your healing with stomach-churning levity.

The zipper band-aid looks cool.

Get the band-aids at Scabs Bandages (via Boing Boing)

Illuminating Blinds

What do you get when you take an average vertical blind (the kind found in practically any rental apartment across the United States), outfit it with special mini photovoltaics and LED pixels, then add a healthy dose of creative inspiration? The surprisingly chic and witty Solar Vertical Lamp designed by Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun-Kyung Kim. By creatively applying existing technology, Kim and Kim transform the lowly blind into a sustainable, sexy, and dramatic lighting system. Finally, a blind that has truly seen the light.

More details here

Life Summarized In 4 Bottles


Impossible ATM

Other than making it hard for their customer to take loans, the banks are trying their very best to make it difficult for their customer to draw their savings during this financial crisis.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Healthy Snacking Tips


Smiling Coffee for your Caffeine Break



So is it available or not?

Speeding Tickets

A man was driving home late one afternoon after having a real bad day, when he looked down at his speedometer and realized he was driving well above the speed limit. He then looked up in his rear view mirror and got a pit in his stomach because he saw a police car with its lights on quickly approaching him. He thinks, "I can outrun this guy", so he floors it.

The cars are racing down the highway - 70, 80, 90 miles an hour. Finally, as his speedometer passes 100, the guy realizes he can't outrun the cop so he gives up and pulls over to the curb.

The police officer gets out of his cruiser and approaches the car. He leans down and says "Listen mister, I've had a really lousy day and it looks like you have had one too. I just want to go home so if you can give me a good excuse I'll let you go."

The man thought for a moment and said, "Three weeks ago my wife ran off with a police officer. When I saw your cruiser in my rear view mirror I thought you were that officer and you were trying to give her back to me!"


Free Hugs?

NO WAY! By his looks, he must have effectively evacuated the whole street.


Monday, February 2, 2009



Coke Secret Ingredient

Erm... that can't be true right? This must be a mistake.


The journalist, politician and secretary

At a news conference, a journalist said to the politician running for the presidency, “Your secretary said publicly that you have a small penis. Would you please comment on this.”

“The truth is,” replied the politician, “that she has a big mouth.”


Funny Toilet Design

I guess this Chinese big mouth urinal is for people who can't aim.

And this, is for those who don't wish to get their hands dirty and those who wants a trim.

More designs here.