Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kaya kerana internet

Seorang pengemis di China, Cheng Guorong menjadi kaya dan terkenal selepas gambarnya tersiar di Internet, lapor sebuah akhbar semalam.
Walaupun selekeh, berambut panjang dan berjanggut, lelaki tersebut memiliki wajah kacak yang menarik perhatian ramai peminat sejak gambarnya tersiar pada Januari lalu.
Guorong, 34, digelar pengemis paling seksi di China dan dia turut mengecapi status simbol seks di kalangan pengguna Internet.
Nasibnya berubah selepas gambarnya dirakamkan oleh seorang jurugambar amatur ketika dia berkeliaran di jalan raya di bandar ini untuk meminta makanan pada tahun lalu.
Tidak lagi menyelongkar tong sampah, Guorong kini menerima banyak tawaran iklan dan dia turut bekerja sebagai model peragaan.
Pakaiannya semasa dia menjadi pengemis turut menjadi ikon fesyen.
Para peminat lelaki tersebut turut menderma sebanyak 100,000 yuan (RM49,138) bagi membantunya memulakan hidup baru.

Dia juga ditawarkan berlakon dalam sebuah filem mengenai kisah hidupnya yang diterbitkan oleh penerbit filem tempatan, Deng Jiangguo dan menelan kos sekitar 72 juta yuan (RM34.3 juta).
Filem tersebut akan menjalani penggambaran pada September depan dan ia dijadualkan ditayangkan pada Februari 2011.
Guorong berpindah ke bandar di timur China ini pada 1996 untuk mencari kerja bagi menyara isteri dan dua anaknya tetapi malu untuk menghubungi mereka setelah dia hilang pekerjaan dan wang simpanannya habis.
Saudara-maranya menyangka dia mati sehingga mereka melihat imej-imejnya di Internet.
Guorong tidak dapat menahan kesedihan apabila mendapati bapa dan isterinya terbunuh dalam satu kemalangan kereta setelah dia kembali ke kampung halamannya untuk kali pertama dalam tempoh 14 tahun baru-baru ini. - Agensi

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sony Apologizes for PS3 Vulnerability

Last thursday sony officially apologized for the vulnerability thats was found in their new gaming console the PlayStation 3. Apparently hackers have found a way to access some PSN accounts and have been changing users password, using their credits.
Fortunately they were unable to access users credit card information. A patch will be released soon to fix this error.

How to configure alternative applications / versions to run from same command on Linux

Several programs installed in your system may perform same or similar functions., e.g. different text editors or different versions ofJava may be present in a single computer.
This may give choice to the users of a system, allowing each one of them to use a different program, if they desire. On the other hand, if the user has not specified a particular preference of program it sometimes becomes complicated. Have you ever faced such problems?
We have experienced these type of problems and tried to sort it out. Let us discuss about the commands that may help you out of your problem.
In our example, we are going to create a link called jstack, which will have a generic name ofjstack. This link and generic name are going to be associated with a version of Java, present in our system.
Implementing Our Alternative
Issue the following command to check :-
/usr/sbin/alternatives –config java
In our system there were 2 programs that provide java, like
Selection Command
1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-icedtea-
Step 1

Issue the following command :-
alternatives –install /usr/bin/jstack jstack /usr/java/latest/bin/java 3
It will set the proper alternatives. This command installs a link jstack under/usr/bin directory, links it to a generic name of jstack (in this case), which in turn is linked to the java application.
Step 2
To check whether alternatives has been properly installed or not, issue the command :-
# /usr/sbin/alternatives –config java
There are 3 programs which provide 'java'.
Selection Command
* 1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-icedtea-
+ 3 /usr/java/latest/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 3
Thus alternatives can be properly set to run from a common command in Linux.

Around two million people were estimated to have shown up to a stretch of the A40 autobahn in the Ruhr area on Sunday for the ‘Still Life’ festival which promised to replace speeding cars with a huge range of cultural events.

The project - part of the Ruhr 2010 European capital of culture season – involved completely closing the 60-kilometre stretch of the motorway between Duisburgand Dortmund, filling it with up to 20,000 tables for people to sit, eat and experience an enormous range of performances. 

Things on offer range from literature readings, local poetry performances and rappers to the Eppendorfer cultural heritage group’s display of 1900s rural life, and the Dortmund Korean association’s display of traditional costumes and music. 

The tables were set up on the Dortmund to Duisburg side of the road – the other side has been left empty for people to ride bikes or skate up and down from performance to performance.

Kota Kinabalu National Park & Mount Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage. Designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its ‘outstanding universal values’, the park covers an area of 754 square kilometers and surrounds the majestic Mount Kota Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia (and fourth tallest in Southeast Asia). The hiking of Mount Kota Kinabalu up to the Low’s Peak ‘summit’ at 4100 meters is the goal of many trekkers. If climbers wish to go further up, the climb is on bare granite rock. The Rafflesia plant, which has the largest single flower in the world, is also found in the Kota Kinabalu National Park.
This article is taken from the segment, 50+1 Places To Visit from the 50+1 Malaysia book. More detailed explanations on these places or other interesting places to visit in Malaysia, and also more on our truly Malaysian Manglish or celebrities (like Siti & Mawi) are found in the book. As author QuaChee mentions, this book is for everyone… and even Malaysians will be suprise to learn so much more about the country!

Satubong Jungle Trek

Kuching's popular beach area is about 40 minutes drive or 35 km north of the city. Among the attractions in the area include the Sarawak Cultural Village, Mount Santubong trekking (810m), superb Seafood Restaurants, 18-holes Golf Course (legendary Arnold Palmer design) and luxury Beach & Jungle Resorts. Tours or excursions to nearby Satang island, wildlife resorts. Tours are operated by travel agents based at the resorts.
Sarawak Cultral Village
Described as a unique living museum, Sarawak Cultural Village offers the culture, arts and crafts of the State's many ethnic groups in a 7 hectare site tucked on the foothills of the legendary mount Santubong.
There are 7 authentic replicas of the ethnic houses of the major tribes in Sarawark ie. The Longhouses of the Bidayuh, iban and the Orang Ulu, the Melanau Tall House, the chinese Farm House, the Malay Stilted House and Penan Hut. Visitors will be invited to take part in the various activities at each of the houses. Those who love traditional crafts will enjoy works from the craftsmen on display in each houses such as Pua kumbu (iban textiles), Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inner lay), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh Tambok (basket), iban Parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and chinese ceramics. Guests will also be entertained with 45-minute daily cultural performances of songs and dances.
The village also offers a homestay experience called 'berambeh' for those who like to experience moreof the Sarawakian hospitality and its traditions. Please contact their Heritage Resource Centre for arrangement.

Petronas Twin Tower KLCC

Visiting Malaysia is never complete, if one never visits this twin towers…. and that include Malaysians, be it from KL or any other parts of the country. The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers is one of the world’s tallest buildings in the world, soaring to a height of 452 metres above the city skyline. Designed by Cesar Pelli in 1997 and mostly constructed with steel and glass, the towers were the world’s tallest when completed. Loved By The Cameras
The twin towers is a common feature in the skyline of the city and can be seen in many magazines and books on the country. It is also shown in movies and TV productions, most notably the film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones.


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