Monday, March 31, 2008

Google's hoaxes

April Fool's hoaxes by Google From Year 2000 - Year 2007 2008

Google has chosen April Fool's Day to announce some of their actual products. This markerting strategy is used to make people think that the product is a hoax and spread the word around, and then to surprise them when they realize that it is real.

Shortly before midnight on March 31, 2004, Google announced the launch of Gmail. Some believed it was a hoax, because free web-based e-mail with one gigabyte of storage was unheard of at the time.

Wonder what will be the next hoax for year 2008?
*Updated - Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes

Minesweeper - The Movie

For those that sacrifice in Minesweeping... I salute! :D

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Deadliest Bicycle Race

These are not AE86, but they can drift like one...

Watch the last part, the true bicycle drifting...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chain email may not be so useless after all

Sometimes, you do get some laughs from chain emails...


Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dream office - Google Zurich

This is one working place that you will never want to leave. For ladies out there planning to get married with Google employee, think twice, they might not come home after work..

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Air Asia - Sponsor of Williams F1 Team

Unusual colour - Air Asia commercial jet - Sir Frank Williams

The FW30 isn’t the only machine carrying the Williams livery in Malaysia this weekend. Thursday saw the unveiling of an AirAsia commercial jet - named ‘Sir Frank Williams’ - carrying the team’s familiar blue and white colours.

Not only that, the nose of the plane is designed to resemble the helmet of Williams driver Nico Rosberg, who was on hand, along with team mate Kazuki Nakajima, to see the aircraft presented to assembled spectators and media.

As part of the launch ceremony - held to mark the renewal of Williams’ commercial partnership with AirAsia - Rosberg and Nakajima also participated in a meet-and-greet session with fans and received a tour of the A320 aircraft.


You can check out this blog if you want to know more about F1

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ken lee, tulibu dibu douchoo - Even Mariah Carey doesn't know about it

I was thinking what kind of language is she used to sing the song Without You a.k.a "Ken Lee"? At the end of the clips, the judges ask: "What was that language?" The Bulgarian "Music Idol" contestant answer with full of confidence: "English."

Monday, March 17, 2008

Window Vista SP1 Toilet Roll

What else can you think of other than these series of sudoku on a toilet roll?

Another toilet roll! This time printed with Windows Vista SP1 highlighted features..

These people can never run out of idea... :D

New Windows Version - Windows Ketchup?

The ketchup flavoured Windows is now available in the market. And you thought Microsoft had trouble with piracy in Asia. Just look at what Egypt is doing to the new Windows.
I don't know what to say...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Star Wars - Darth Vader Conductor

This video was captured on a cosplay event in Cineleisure, Malaysia. This Darth Vader turn out to be a stage comedian after "killing" Luke Skywalker. The photographers at the background can't stop laughing...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hire an Undercover for your Mac, just in case!

This is real cool... please read...

Because laptops are increasingly popular, and desktops are becoming smaller and more portable, computer theft has reached huge proportions worldwide: there were about 600,000 laptops stolen in the USA in the year 2004. According to a recent FBI report, 97% of all stolen computers are never recovered. Many people we know have had their Macs stolen, often in 'safe' situations. That's why we developed Undercover: a unique theft-recovery application designed from the ground up for Mac OS X.

What happens when my Mac is stolen?

Transmission of network information

Undercover transmits network information of the stolen Mac. This information includes both internal and external IP addresses and the router address, enabling our recovery center to accurately trace the Mac's physical location, in collaboration with the ISP and the police.

See what happens on your stolen Mac

Undercover is the world's first theft-recovery software that will send screenshots of your stolen Mac at regular intervals. These screenshots will sooner or later reveal the thief's identity (e.g. when chatting, reading and writing emails,...) making it much easier to work with law enforcement in order to recover your Mac.

See who's using your Mac

Undercover introduces another world first: if your Mac has a built-in or external iSight, Undercover will transmit pictures of the thief and his surroundings every 6 minutes, making it even easier to identify the current user. It's like having a private detective working for you.

What if recovery fails?

Hardware failure. Revenge of the darkness.

If recovery of the stolen Mac fails for any reason, Undercover has an ingenious plan B. It will simulate a hardware failure by gradually making the screen darker until it becomes unusable within 30', even when the Mac is not online.

This erratic behaviour should urge the thief to either sell the Mac (e.g. on eBay) or bring it to an authorized Apple reseller. Because we continuously monitor the network settings of a stolen Mac, we can easily detect when the Mac is sold or returned to a Mac shop.

Full-screen message. Scream and shout.

At that point, Undercover will show a full-screen message alerting the reseller (or someone who bought the Mac from the thief) that the Mac has been stolen, that it has become unusable and that it needs to be returned as soon as possible. Our contact information and a promise for a finder's fee will be displayed as well. Additionally, your Mac will start shouting this message.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

What's wrong with this cat?

I wonder what is the cat doing? Is he falling sleep or high on drugs?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Vulture - A plane that able to fly five year non-stop

Fancy on taking a five-hour five-year flight? Oops.. It's an unmanned aircraft

DARPA's certainly not lacking for ambitious projects these days, but it looks like it's about to get another big one underway nonetheless, with it reportedly now close to awarding contracts for its Vulture program, which aims to build an unmanned aircraft capable of a non-stop five-year flight.

As if that feat wasn't enough, the aircraft will also have to be able to carry a 1,000 pound payload, pump out 5kW of onboard power, and keep up enough speed to withstand the winds it'll encounter at 60,000 to 90,000 feet.

Needless to say, that's a long ways from becoming a reality, although it seems that the first phase of the project could soon be kicking off, with Vulture program manager Daniel Newman saying that they've had "at least one successful offeror," and that they're now close to doling out the first contracts.

That initial phase will run for twelve months, and will require contractors to "define the objective system and design both full-scale and subscale demonstrators." That'll then be followed by phase two, which'll run through 2012 with the goal of testing of a subscale demonstrator capable of flying for three months.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Search via images - Google future plan?

I read an article on searh engine called Otello, where the search command trigger by image instead of text.

This idea came from Vodafone. Showcased at CeBIT, the Otello search engine simply uses images as input; in other words, handset owners just snap a picture of anything -- a landmark, DVD case, unidentified flying object, etc. -- and Otello then "returns information relevant to the picture to the mobile phone." Reportedly, Vodafone is expected to conduct a trial with German paper Bild in which readers can "find out more about specially-marked articles by photographing them with their mobile's camera and sending the image to [the aforementioned paper]." Unfortunately, the carrier is being tight-lipped with its plans for Otello beyond the trial, but if this stuff functions as advertised, we can't see it remaining a secret for long.


I was thinking, how nice if Google provide such function in their search engine. Meaning you can simply snap a photo on some creature, say frog. You are not sure about the scientific name of that particular frog, Google will be able to match the picture with related write up about that frog... That's is something very useful..

Imagine... I upload a photo of some girl which you are pretty sure she is a celebrity but you do not know the name, into some Google page..

And search... The result page..

Nice isn't it?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Magneto Boy

This boy practically destroy all the PC he touched, and he is happy about it.. at the end of video he said: "I'm famous, yes!"