Saturday, April 30, 2011

What a rare sight! Aurora on Saturn planet.

   Cassini-Huygens robot spacecraft get a rare opportunity to capture a picture of Aurora on Saturn planet using ultraviolet imaging spectrograph. Aurora is form when a charged particle such as ions or electrons collide with magnetic field (in this case electron collide with Saturn magnetic field). Aurora usually happen in Ionosphere (upper part of atmosphere) of a planet. They are most visible closer to the poles due to the longer periods of darkness and the magnetic field.


Ultraviolent Imaging Spectograph of Saturn Aurora


   Recently, it's been discovered by scientist that aurora phenomena didn't just occur in earth. Aurora has been witness on poles of other planets in solar system by spacecraft or telescope. But the source of charged particle which trigger aurora happen in Jupiter and Saturn are different from Earth. When charged particles of Solar Wind collides with Earth's magnetic field, aurora will form on both poles of earth.

This artist's concept shows a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that occurs at the 'footprint' of the magnetic connection between Saturn and its moon Enceladus.

    In Jupiter, source of charged particles is coming from it's moon, Io. Sulfur from Io's volcanic activity, split by sunlight into electrons and ions believe to be main source of charged particle which collide with Jupiter magnetic field to form an aurora at north & south pole.



  The source of charged particles which collides with Saturn magnetic field is also coming from it's moon, Enceladus. On Saturn's moon Enceladus, however, the suspected source of electrons is "cryovolcanism" - volcanic activity that shoots up liquids or, in Enceladus' case, salty ice. Cryovolcano is an ice mountain form on icy moons, and possibly on other low-temperature astronomical objects such as Kuiper Belt. Saturn's aurorae are about a 10th the intensity of those seen on Jupiter, and that they vary widely in intensity - by as much as a factor of  3.



Cryovolcaone erupt and release a lot of salty Ice into Encedalus atmosphere.

    I hope that in the future, our great great grandson will able to see Jupiter and Saturn planet closeup if people in the future able to travel across galaxy easily just like
Star Wars :D

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Very Funny Japan's Bank TV commercials - Softbank

     Kudos to the creative team of Softbank TV commercial's, you guys did a great job. With this kind of TV commercials broadcast throughout Japan, I am sure this commercial will able to capture and leave a mark in the viewers' heart. With a funny & entertainment plot, and featuring two famous actress, Ueto Aya and actor, Matsuda Shota in a commercial, this is a formula for a successful advertisement.

    There is a three part of video for this commercials. First and second part of it has been translated into English meanwhile third part is translated into Chinese Mandarin. Since it's not in English, i try to translate it into English. I am not 100% sure that there is no mistake in my translation with half-assed Japanese language skill :P. Don't forget to click the "CC" button in lower right hand part of the video to see the translations.


Part 1



Part 2





Part 3



0:02 - Everyone: Wah.

0:04 - Grandmother: Fufufu

0:05 - New Grandfather(Matsuda Shota): Thanks Ayako

0:06 - Father (Jiro aka Dog): Don't call my mother name like that

0:07 - Mother: Is it alright since they are husband and wife

0:08 - Son (Black Guy): Is husband and wife ~~ Husband and wife

0:09 - Father (Jiro) : They haven't become husband and wife yet.

0:10 - Daughter : New grandpa what is your job?

0:12 - New Grandfather: Tv/Movie actor* (I'm not sure he is TV or movie actor)

0:13 - Mother : Must be hard

0:13 - New Grandfather : Yes, but this is my dream

0:14  Father/Dog : You can't putting food on table by dreaming only* (Or you can translate as "You  can't find money by having your own dream)

0:15 - Grandmother: Don't have to worry about money as long as Jiro is here

0:19 - Father/Dog : Why i have to use my money to pay for this guy/bastard

0:20 - Grandmother : It's not this guy/bastard, you should call him as father, right?

0:22 - New Grandfather : You can't call like this, Jiro.

0:24 - Father/Dog: Cheh

0:25 - Mother : Alright, the steam boat is ready

0:27 - Father: It's hot.

 Hope you guys will enjoy this video :D

YouTube founders purchase Social Bookmarking del.icio.us (Delicious)

    Yahoo just announced that they have been selling their Social Bookmarking del.icio.us (Delicious) to youtube founder, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. The pair paid an undisclosed sum for the ailing service after its owners, Yahoo, announced their intention to flog it after absorbing a massive write down in the firm’s valuation, $30m in 2005.


Hurley and Chen

Hurley and Chen say they will “continue to provide the same great service users love and make the site even easier and more fun to save, share and discover the web's 'tastiest' content.”



Yahoo announce this news in del.icio.us

    A transition date has been set for June 2011 whereupon the information of Delicious account holders will be transferred to Hurley and Chen’s new internet company, Avos.

    Anyone who hasn’t agreed to migrate their data or backed it up by this point will lose all their bookmarks.

    Anyone who has an account in del.icio.us please go and backup your data.  You still have 2 months to backup your bookmark and transfer to AVOS database. I hope Youtube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will redevelop this social bookmarking so that it can compete with digg or stumble upon. I actually pretty excited that Hurley and Chen take over del.icio.us and hope they revitalize this social bookmarking business. I wish both of them good luck :D.

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First Lawsuit Filed Against Sony Over PSN Data Leak

    Just when it seemed the reputation of Japanese industry for leaking things could get no worse, Sony’s loss of as many as 77 million PSN accounts has seen a new and most unwelcome record set, one for which irate consumers and even a US senator are demanding answers for. This misfortune event that happen to Sony is the worst data breach in recorded history.


Across 50 countries, 7700 million of person's profile data has been breached by hacker

    Cnet reports the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Birmingham, Alabama resident Kristopher Johns in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California. It's seeking to be a class-action lawsuit and claims Sony did not take "reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users." As a result, it prevented PSN users from being able "to make an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions."



 

   Besides monetary compensation, the lawsuit is looking for free credit report monitoring -- one of the things Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal called for in a letter sent to SCEA president Jack Tretton yesterday.

   Not only that, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has already written a letter to Sony demanding an explanation as to why Sony tarried in announcing the full scale of the compromise:
I am writing regarding a recent data breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network service. I am troubled by the failure of Sony to immediately notify affected customers of the breach and to extend adequate financial data security protections.
[...]
A breach of such a widely used service immediately raises concerns of data privacy, identity theft, and other misuse of sensitive personal and financial data, such as names, email addresses, and credit and debit card information.
[...]
I am concerned that PlayStation Network users’ personal and financial information may have been inappropriately accessed by a third party.
Compounding this concern is the troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach.
Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised. Nor has Sony specified how it intends to protect these consumers.
Sony’s handling of the breach may well have violated data protection laws in any number of countries, to say nothing of the lawsuits Sony can now expect, so this may be the tip of the iceberg – little wonder Sony stocks took a modest tumble after the announcement.

    I hope that other companies will learn this lesson from Sony and improve their security to protect our personal data such addresses, birthdates, and credit card numbers. With this scale of leak, i really lose my faith over online transaction especially when money involves. I really hope big companies especially banking industry to improve and tighten their security asap. Everyone including me I don't want to lose all our money when there is a data breach in bank. 


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The history of data leaks:
2004 – Softbank – 4,500,000 (personal data)
2005 – Visa, Mastercard – 40,000,000
2006 – KDDI – 4,000,000 – AOL – 660,000
2009 – ALICO Japan – 130,000
2010 – AT&T 110,000
2011 – SONY – 77,000,000

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blood-C anime by CLAMP and Production I.G Announced

   According to Kadokawa, anime studio Production I.G and the manga creator quartet CLAMP are collaborating on a new original anime called Blood-C (This will be the third anime of "Blood" series). Blood-c anime will start airing on Japan Television July 2011. Clamp will be responsible in creating the story and original character designs while Production I.G is handling the animation.

    BLOOD-C's main character, Saya, will be played by fan-favorite seiyuu, Nana Mizuki. The official website for the project will open at the www.blood-c.jp address, which was registered by Aniplex.





   Since i am a fan of CLAMP , i will most probably watching this anime series Blood-C in the Summer. I really like their drawing style and design as they can draw very well. Clamp is the character designer for Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and Code Geass. I have a high hope for this anime series. Hope it will turn out to be great anime in the summer unless they screw up with this anime storyline.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The health benefits of drinking coffee and tea

     In this post, I would like to share an interesting infographic regarding drinking coffee and tea with you folks.  Both coffee and tea are good for us in a different ways.Tea have high anti-oxidants properties in it especially white tea while people who drink more coffee have been found to be less likely to suffer Alzheimer disease. Tea help prevent obesity and promote fat oxidation.

     Which beverage do you like to drink? I personally prefer tea because it's contain less caffeine per cup than coffee and it's have more health benefit than coffee. Unlike the caffeine in soda and coffee, the caffeine in green tea does not raise your blood pressure. It even has a calming effect.Studies show that our bodies benefit from a moderate intake of caffeine each day.

    It is recommended that daily caffeine intake (all sources) should not exceed 600 mg/day.Excessive amounts of caffeine can cause headaches. For coffee lovers who want to reduce intake of caffeine in their diet, should go for espresso or decaffeinated coffee.

   There a lot of types of tea such as white, yellow, green, black and oolong tea. White tea is a the tea with the most benefits among other varieties of tea .White tea tastes good, it has just a little caffeine, it contains three times the concentration of antioxidants that green tea does, and it helps keep the weight under control.

Let's check out this infographic:


Drinking tea or coffee? Just enjoy your tea or coffee, get the best quality you can, and know that they are probably doing you more good than harm.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy 41th anniversary Earth Day. Google celebrates earth day with a new doodle

    I totally didn't know the existence of Earth Day till Google celebrates that special day with a new doodle. More than 175 countries celebrate International Mother Earth Day every year on 22nd of April. Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. United Nations want every individual of us(human) recognize that the Earth & its ecosystems are our home and it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.


 Let's take a look on Google 2011 earth day's doodle
It's very beautiful p(*^-^*)q


This is 2010 earth day Google doodle
    Let's celebrate our earth day by learning more about the environment and teach your family and friends about conversation. Let's do our part for our lovely mother earth o(^^o)(o^^)o.

Linkin Park song to feature in Transformers 3 - Dark Of The Moon'

   Few days ago, I receive an email from Linkin Park Offical website that their song  'Iridescent' will be featured in Transformers : Dark of the Moon movie. Mike Shinoda the band's leader stated in their blog post: "'Iridescent' has always been a fan-favorite when we play live, so we're thrilled that [director] Michael Bay decided to feature it in his third Transformers movie." As a fan of  Linkin Park, i am happy that they song will be featured in Transformers movie again for third time.



Linkin Park and Transformers 3: First Look



Full Song of Iridescent


I can't wait to see the new transformers movie o(^^o)(o^^)o.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Auspicious sign - Tea stalk floating upright

  

   After i pouring my tea into my plastic water bottle, i found a tea stalk floating upright in my morning tea few days ago. In Japan, this event is described by the phrase "chabashira ga tatsu" 茶柱立降竜.  A tea stem floating in the center of your cup in morning indicates great good fortune. It is also believed that your luck will increase if you don't tell anyone about this. 

I found a tea stalk floating upright in my drink bottle


   However, i really don't mind of sharing this event with anyone that i know. I just want to share this information to all tea lovers so that they know when tea stalk floating upright in your cup is auspicious sign. If an upright stem later in the day denotes luck for someone close to you. So carefully check you teacup when you drink a tea next time :D
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Learn to speak some basic japanese words.

 If you are interested to learn to speak some basic Japanese words to impress your friends and family member, I highly recommend you to watch this video. Miss Hannah minx, a very cute video blogger will be your sensei (teacher) in this video. Every week, she will post a new video to YouTube which is JWOW ( Japanese word of the week) for his subscriber in order teach them to speak some Japanese words.  This a must-watch video for those who want a cute teacher to teach you Japanese. Oh BTW, you can check out her videos below:




Don't just share at her. Focus on learning your japanese words ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆



 You can click here if you want to watch the rest of her videos or follow her in youtube. Hope you enjoy yourself and having fun in learning japanese word.  ヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

PWN3D - The most realistic FPS game

    These two guys are really excited to try their new realistic first person shooting game. When a third friend joins them in multiplayer mode, things are starting to get heated. They will experience something that they never forget. Real bullet starting to fly around their living room. Are they going to survive or be kill while playing the game?

Check out the video below:


   It's too realistic and fun to play despite their living room in mess. I hope in the future, we able to play this kind of games because it's more interactive. Thank you seecofilms for creating such a awesome,entertaining video :D. I am looking forward for your new video. ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Viva home is finally open!! Grand opening of Viva Home

 The long-awaited viva mall finally open yesterday on 15/04/2011 morning. Viva mall is not your usual shopping mall that you can find anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.Viva mall is an integrated one-stop centre where home enthusiasts can take pleasure in finding all their home needs in one place. Whether you are decorating a new home, renovating an existing one or simply looking to fill it with fun and flair, Viva Home offers everything you need under one roof.

  After i coming back from my office, i quickly finish my dinner and then going to viva Home immediately. It's very close to my house, approximately 150 meter away from my home. I just need to cross a new bridge to reach there. This bridge is built by VIVA MALL SDN BHD mainly for residents of flat miharja and those who come to VIVA by LRT.

Viva mall- a view from my house


Thursday, April 14, 2011

This cute furball begs for food. ごはんGO HA N (Food), He says that?

   This cute cat begs his owner to give him food. The way of this cat asking for food is very adorable and melt our heart away. He stand up, close his palm and moving it up and down, just like someone who beg you to lend money to them :D. . After that, he say Go han (ごはん)which mean food during 0:24~0:33 of the video. I wonder how his owner train this furball to say those word.

This video just upload to youtube less than a month ago however it has more than 900000 of view. This show how popular this cat and this video in youtube. I wish i have such a cute cat as well :). 


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peanut butter Jelly banana get schooled & two mascots get into fight

   It's peanut butter Jelly time and a banana dancing in front of security guard to mock him. Since the banana has picked on him a lot times, the security guard decided to get his revenge. Banana get schooled by security guard and show him who is the boss here :D. After this, i don't think that banana what to mess with this security guard again.



    Another interesting video of Mascot. The two mascots get into dance battle and in fight. It's kinda funny (and it's doesn't have any kind of violence in this video). Hope you guys will enjoy this two videos


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Buying Lottery: Luck vs Probability. Who will be the ultimate winner?

   Do you have a habit of buying lottery ticket? If yes, the chances of winning the lottery is very low. You probably lose a lot money to lottery company before you realized it. The more money you invest in lottery, the more you lose. When you buying a lottery ticket, you are betting against lottery company using your own luck. Can you use your own luck beat over the odds (probability). I doubt it.

This is result of da mai cha lottery

    For example if you buy a lottery ticket from da ma cai for 1+3D games, the numbers will be ranging from "0000" to "9999". There will be ten thousands of four-digit numbers/ Let's say that you just buy a random four-digit numbers, probability that you will win the lottery  for any prizes is 0.01% (1/10000 * 100 = 0.01%).  In other words, in your 10000th times of buying lottery ticket you will win one time (1 in 10000).


  Now, let's we look at the prize structure of 1+3D games.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist) Trailer


    When i watch the PV's/trailers of this upcoming anime Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist) this morning, i feel that this series will be one of top anime in Spring 2011. The animation is awesome and drawing style of this anime is very good. The manga of Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato who is a female mangaka. It's never cross my mind at all, the creator of this manga is female. This is due to the art style of shonen(young boy) rarely adapt by female mangaka. The only famous female mangaka who i know which is very successful in using art style of shonen is Hiromu Arakawa.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Crazy motorcyclist riding his bike with 100km/h while standing

 The camera man spot a crazy Japanese motorcyclist riding his bike while standing. When he drive closer to the biker, the camera man found that the guy standing on his bike while talking on the phone. Is he trying to act cool or to impress others? Why don't he just stop his bike, then continue the talk? Is it really urgent until you have to risk you own life. I just don't understand what he want to achieve by performing life-threatening stunt


 Bike Rider standing (Cha la head cha la version)



  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A dog wanted for his crime

A dog named Kopy is wanted alive for his crime. Kopy has been accused of running away from his owner. His wanted poster is hang up almost every corner of Taman Miharja apartment. For those who able to catch this criminal "Alive", you will be rewarded with RM800 (264 US dollars).



               

Jokes aside, this dog went missing since 5 days ago and his owner unable to locate him. Joey (his owner) just lost his best friend and family member. Joey must be very sad now. If anyone of you come across or know any information about this puppy please contact Joey asap. Let's hope Joey will be able to find Kopy as soon as possible. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Google april fools pranks for 2011. Gmail motion, Google docs motion & google teleport

It's first day of april and this is the time again for google to make a prank on all google users. They introduce two new features in gmail and gdocs.Gmail motions and google docs motions is the new features that have been introduced on 1/April/2011(USA time). Coincident or not? Suspicious or not?



Step-by-step guide to register an account on nico nico douga.

 With my half-assed Japanese language, I will try my very best to make step-by-step instruction to guide your guys who doesn't know any language to register an account in nico nico douga video sites? For those who want to watch Stand up!Japan charity stream live on this website, you can follow my guide to make an account to watch it. To make it easier for you guys to understand, i add some illustration on my guide by using screenshot.

Do you what is the meaning of "douga"? If i make a direct translation it's mean "moving movie or picture". Since it's make no sense at all, i will translate as video. You can translate it as animation as well if you like :P. It's very hard to translate a kanji since it's has a lot of meaning. Geez.

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