Nampaknya PAS sudah hilang pertimbangan. Sudahlah mereka mahukan Barisan Nasional dihancurkan, mereka juga ingin “TUMBANG PAKATAN”
Agaknya siapa yang mereka sokong?
Inilah masalahnya kalau sudah terlalu asyik mendoakan kehancuran dan begitu gemar mencetuskan keadaan huru hara.
Ingat lagi do’a Nik Razi, abang kepada Nik Aziz?
Dan peristiwa Bersih 3.0? Bagaimana mereka berganas di atas nama kebebasan walaupun matlamat tidak menghalalkan cara?
Sehingga sanggup mati sekali pun?
Sanggupkah kita biarkan Malaysia diperintahkan oleh pihak yang begitu keliru?
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Posted in Computers, Safety, Virus, tagged April Fool, CNN, Conficker, Conficker.c, Don DeBolt, Enigma Software, Microsoft, Millennium bug, New York, Patrick Morganelli, Windows on 01/04/2009 |
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Mum and dad showed to me this piece of news from CNN online:
(CNN) — Remember the dire predictions surrounding the “millennium bug?” The doom-and-gloom scenarios bandied about by security analysts on how computers could act when their clocks turned to January 1, 2000?
Well, researchers are hoping that a potential April Fools’ time bomb — the Conficker.c that is supposed to hit computers on April 1 — turns out to be equally unfounded.
But realizing that hope alone is not a prudent option, here is a primer on the worm so you can adequately prepare yourself — and your computer.
What is Conficker.c and what do analysts fear it may do?
(Computer users will not know that Conficker.c has infected their machine.)
Conficker.c is a worm, a malicious program thought to have already infected between 5 million and 10 million computers.
Those infections haven’t spawned many symptoms, but on April 1 a master computer is scheduled to gain control of these zombie machines, said Don DeBolt, director of threat research for CA, a New York-based IT and software company.
What happens on April Fools’ Day is anyone’s guess.
The program could delete all of the files on a person’s computer, use zombie PCs — those controlled by a master — to overwhelm and shut down Web sites or monitor a person’s keyboard strokes to collect private information like passwords or bank account information, experts said.
More likely, though, said DeBolt, the virus may try to get computer users to buy fake software or spend money on other phony products.
Experts said computer hackers largely have moved away from showboating and causing random trouble. They now usually try to make money off their viral programs. Watch more on the worm »
How does the Conficker.c work?
Conficker.c imbeds itself deep in the computer where it is difficult to track. The program, for instance, stops Windows from conducting automatic updates that could prevent it from causing damage.
The program’s code is also written to evolve over time and its author appears to be making updates to thwart attempts to neuter the worm.
Who wrote the program?
It’s unclear who wrote the program, but anti-work researchers — a group calling itself the Conficker Cabal — are looking for clues.
First, they know that some recent programs have come from Eastern European countries outside the jurisdiction of the European Union, said Patrick Morganelli, senior vice president of technology for Enigma Software.
Worm program authors often hide in those countries to stay out of sight from law enforcement, he said.
In a way, the Conficker Cabal is also looking for the program author’s fingerprints. DeBolt said security researchers are looking through old programs to see if their programming styles are similar to that of Conficker C.
The prospects for catching the program’s author are not good, Morganelli said. “Unless they open their mouth, they’ll never be found,” he said.
So, the most effective counter-assault simply may be damage control.
How can I tell if my computer’s infected?
One quick way to see if your computer has been infected is to see if you have gotten automatic updates from Windows in March. If so, your computer likely is fine, DeBolt said.
Microsoft released a statement saying the company “is actively working with the industry to mitigate the spread of the worm.”
Users who haven’t gotten the latest Windows updates should go to http://safety.live.com if they fear they’re infected, the company’s statement says.
People who use other antivirus software should check to make sure they’ve received the latest updates, which also could have been disabled by Conficker.c.
How did the worm evolve?
The first version of Conficker — strain A — was released in late 2008. That version used 250 Web addresses — generated daily by the system — as the means of communication between the master computer and its zombies.
The end goal of the first line was to sell computer users fake antivirus software, said Morganelli.
Computer security experts largely patched that problem by working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to disable or buy the problematic URLs, he said.
A second variant, Conficker.b, was released in January and infected millions more machines.
The Conficker, strain C, will generate 50,000 URLs per day instead of just 250 when it becomes active, DeBolt said.
What is being done to fight Conficker?
They’re motivated in part by a $250,000 bounty from Microsoft.
Members are searching for the malicious software program’s author and for ways to do damage control if he or she can’t be stopped.
I can never umderstand why would a person ever create such monstrous things. I suppose surfing the internet now is even more dangerous as it used to be. I hope the person responsible for this could be stop as soon as possible.
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Posted in Creativity, Family, Fun, Safety, tagged Baskin Robbins, Carbon Dioxide, Dangerous, Dry Ice, Education, Experiments, internet, Safety Rules, Science on 13/01/2009 |
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Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide which sublimates at room temperature and at atmospheric pressure. Dry ice is very useful as one can use it to keep things cold, to make carbonate drinks, making smoke effects, trapping insects. One can also use dry ice for lots and lots of fun science experiments.
On the 31st of December 2008, mum and dad bought us Baskin Robbins ice-creams. And as usual, there were lots and lots of dry ice packed in the paper bag to keep the ice-cream frozen.
Back home, I showed my brother and sisters how to make ‘clouds’ using dry ice. I put a small piece of dry ice in a bottle filled with water and ‘clouds’ started to flow out from the bottle. We tried all kinds of experiments to make ‘different kinds’ of clouds. We made cloud that went up high and also the sort of flooded the ground. And we did really enjoy ourselves very much.
The next day, I surfed through the internet to search for new ideas for new ideas of how to play with dry ice. I found so many sites that wrote about dry ice and how to have fun with them. Apart from that I learn a lot more about dry ice too. Such as the correct way to handle dry ice and safety rules. Dry ice is so cold that it could cause severe cold burns. Also one should make experiments using well-aired area for the carbon dioxide release as the dry ice sublimates could harm us.
Playing with dry ice is really fun but it can be very dangerous too. So, one has to learn about the safety rules and follow the rules carefully. Playing with big pieces of dry ice may not be a good idea without an adult to help us.
Playing with dry ice I not empty fun as we can have fun and learn new things too. In fact, it is a very educational experience!
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Posted in Fruit, Safety, tagged America, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Bladder Infection, Burma, Calcium, Diarrhoea, Dokong, duku, Durian, Endocarp, Exocarp, Exotic Fruit, Fruit, Fruit Season, Gonorrhea, Iron, Juvenile, Kalamazoo, Kuala Lumpur, Mango, Mangosteen, Moluccas, Orchard, Potassium, Queen of Tropical Fruits, Rambutan, Skin Rashes, Sunda Island, Thailand, Tropic, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Xonthones on 19/08/2008 |
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Wow! The fruit season is back! I just love this time of the year when I can enjoy all kinds of fruits; some of which are not available through out the year. And what an awesome sight it is to see fruits of different shapes and colours being sold all around Kuala Lumpur – mangosteen, durian, rambutan, duku, dokong … just name it!
I really love the mangosteen! Although its name is MANGOsteen, it has no relation to mango. This exotic fruit is also known as ‘The Queen of Tropical Fruits’. It was believed that mangosteen was originated from the Sunda Island and the Moluccas and later on was brought to Thailand and Burma before being planted in other parts of the world.
The exocarp (the outermost layer of the fruit) of juvenile mangosteen first appear very pale green or almost white before its colour changes to a darker shade of green and upon ripening the colour changes to reddish purple and finally to dark purple. One can tell precisely the number of segments of the white edible endocarp (the part that wraps the seed) inside the mangosteen even before opening the fruit. At the bottom end of the fruit, there is a type of flower shaped scar which number of petals is similar to the number of segments (of the white flesh) inside the mangosteen.
The white flesh of mangosteen is very tasty and can be described as sweet, tasty and citrusy with peach flavour and texture. Mangosteen is not only tasty but is also full of vitamins and minerals. Mangosteen is very rich in anti-oxidant which can lower the risk of human diseases. It is also rich in vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, potassium, iron and calcium. Test tube studies proved that mangosteen contains xonthones (anti-cancer effects), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic. The rind of mangosteen can help to stop diarrhea, bladder infections, gonorrhea, skin rashes and cooling effects.
This exotic fruit is very expensive when available outside its tropics. Nowadays we can have mangosteen juice, mangosteen jam, frozen mangosteen and canned mangosteen apart from the fresh fruit. I’ve never heard of mangosteen juice until Sept 2006 when we saw a huge billboard advertising the juice in Kalamazoo. And when mum pointed at the billboard I was speechless… What? Mangosteen juice? In America?
Anyway I just realised that I’ve never tried mangosteen picking… Mum said that atuk has some mangosteen trees in his orchard but I’ve never been there yet. May be one day I should make a visit to the orchard and try mangosteen picking.
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Posted in Safety, tagged Ampang, Ampang Point, California, Chicago, Columbus, Crime, Kuala Lumpur, Nurin Jazlin, Ohio, Palo Alto, Safety, San Francisco, Sharlinie, Stanford University on 09/07/2008 |
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Today, picked pocket, snatched theft and stealing are considered as a part of our everyday lives in KL (and also other cities and town in Malaysia). It is very unfortunate that more people are getting so ruthless and commit crime openly.
A few months ago someone smashed the window of my aunty’s car. The car was parked at a well lighted parking lot (outside a restaurant) by a busy main road near Ampang Point (refer to ‘A Sad Incident In Ampang’). Last week my sister saw a man took something from her teacher’s car after smashing the car’s windows in the bright daylight. The car was parked in front of her school (by a busy road). And my mom was so close to become another victim of snacthed theft only that Alhamdulillah she did not carry her handbag on that occasion.
My siblings and I used to be able to run around and enjoy ourselves in parks and playgrounds; but now our parents won’t dare to let us out of their sight in those places. And I dare not go to my neighbour’s house next door without at least having my sister Aeshah watching over… Unsecured? How else can we feel when kids were kidnapped, abducted and some were even killed for no reason; for example the tragic cases of Allahyarhamah Nurin Jazlin and Sharlinie.
Is this a part of civilisation? Or is this a price to pay as we become a more developed nation? How odd when all these nasty incidents are almost unheard of in Columbus (Ohio), Palo Alto (the city of the prestigious Stanford University, California), Chicago or in San Francisco (except in slum areas).
I hope that we can put a stop to all these problems. And we could Insya Allah if we are willing to help each other to make our world a better place to live in (please refer to ‘Our Solution To A Better Future’).
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Last few months after having dinner at a restaurant near Ampang Point we were shocked to discover that somebody had smashed the windows of my aunty’s car.
Among the things stolen were my bag and (believe it or not) my sister’s school bag! My poor sister broke down to tears thinking about her school books and homeworks that she spent long hours to finish. We just can’t understand why on Earth did somebody wanted to steal a primary school child’s school bag? Or maybe the thief wanted to be more educated so that he can look for a better job…
I was so sad to lost my bag. It was a bag I received during the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Convention in Chicago, Illinois two years ago. There was only about RM 20.00 in my bag but I lost my diary, a file of ‘precious’ items and my favourite pencil case.
My diary means a great deal to me. I wrote about my travel experiences, things that I saw around me, and even some science and mathematics formulas. And my drawings, songs that I wrote … they mean everything to me. It makes me wonder what did the thief do with all of my things (except the RM20.00) – as those things were of no value to others. And I can’t help laughing thinking about what I kept in my pencil case. Well, it was a real big pencil case in which I kept lots and lots of broken pens, little pieces of broken erasers and little pencils (less than an inch long) that looked too cute to be thrown away. And also there lots of small pieces of papers that my mum calls junks (please refer to my previous posting ‘precious vs junk’)in my pencil case and my bag.
We found out that the thief also broke into another car nearby and took away a briefcase and a suitcase. Actually the incident happened at a private carpark outside the restaurant. It was well lighted and right by the busy main road.
Dad always warn us about snatch thief in the Ampang Point area. It seems that this problems are getting worse nowadays. It’s sad that all these are happening everyday when Kuala Lumpur was a very safe city just 10 years ago. I just wonder how things will be in another 10 years if we are not serious about putting a stop to all these negative behaviour.
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