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Sunday, December 6, 2009

What a Crisis! 2

Damn it! I had another computer problem. This time, the problem isn't as bad as the last time(check my previous post to find out). It all started when I open a file that(I didn't know) contained a kind of annoying spy ware. It kept putting a fake notice at the bottom right of the screen where the notification area is located saying a virus has been detected. It then popped an Internet Explorer window to an unknown site. After that spyware appeared,I also got an error with the following details: GetFile Drive layout:The system could not find the file specified( there's suppose to be another sentence after this one but it's all a blur to me). Other than all of that, it doesn't give me other serious problems. I tried to remove it using Spybot Search & Destroy. After removing some registry and files that were found to me malicious,I turned the computer off.

On the following day(which is today),I turned the computer on and ended up getting a Windows Blue Screen Error or BSOD instead. I couldn't boot up the computer even in safe mode. I had no choice but to format the computer's C drive only. It worked and I quickly installed the security software first including Spybot Search & Destroy but for some reason, as soon as I've installed it, Spybot S&D found spyware that have been found in a couple of Window's system files. I removed it and restarted the computer.

Unfortunately the computer had the same problem when I turned it on this morning so I formatted it again. This time, I installed everything I needed with the Nvidia driver and Spybot S&D last and restarted. And for the **** third time it happened again:the BSOD. After that I suspected that Spybot S&D is the cause behind these damn problems so I tried to confirm whether the Nvidia driver is the cause or not and found that it wasn't. For some reason Spybot S&D with its latest updates to date on this day detects some very bad fake-positive system files and caused the BSODs. Well, at least I still have a working computer.

BUT HERE'S A WARNING TO ALL U READERS: BEWARE OF SPYBOT S&D. THIS MIGHT HAPPEN TO YOU TOO!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Makeover!

I just did a complete makeover for my blog yesterday. Now it has a music player,NeoCounter,a completely new template and the very adorable Vocaloid Hatsune Miku Clock. The blog now looks very simple,neat and bright that really suits my theme. Well, I hope this attracts more visitors and feel free to comment about it as well as giving any suggestions.


-----------------------------------Update on 1st December 2009--------------------------------------
I just found out that the new NeoCounter that I added is a trial version and only lasts until tomorrow. Too bad,it was such a good counter too. Luckily I found a better replacement;the StatCounter. It gives better information than NeoCounter but has a duller look compared to NeoCounter. In any case,fell free to check it out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Fortune

Today at my school, my new Form 4 English teacher(read previous post for why I am studying Form 4) told some of us our fortune or personality(sort of). She was a student at a Malaysian university where she studied psychology. That's not her main subject just a side one. She shared with us her experience and gave us free "fortune telling" session for some of us.

She first ask me for my birth date and then added up the total value of the date(for example 10/1/1991,add them all up and obtain 2002). Afterwards,she read my palms and my fists or knuckles(not sure). She then drew a three-sided triangle with some numbers on each side and around as well as inside it. She then read and interpret everything and told me. These were my results:
1.Weird attitude.
2.Shy.
3.Loving/caring personality.
4.Intellectual
5.I will have a girlfriend that I will stick with and marry her.
6.Not a good time to have a girlfriend for now.

I think she mentioned more but i forgotten the rest. Well anyway, have a nice life!

Friday, October 9, 2009

An Auspicious Day

The Hungry Ghost Festival has ended on 23rd of August.I hope the ghosts are full now,haha.As it left,an auspicious day came a few weeks later on 09/09/09 which is yesterday.

Many great events happened yesterday too.For example,a man who asked for a woman's hand in marriage on 07/07/07 married her yesterday.Many other couples in Malaysia also tied the knot yesterday.Besides, a community project aimed at saving lives named Malaysian Unite for Road Safety(MUFORS) appeared.It has its very own website(090909.org.my).These are really special events on such an auspicious day!

According to a "feng shui" master,luck will come on this very special day but the hungry ghost festival sort of interferes with the luck.In Chinese,the number 9 sounds like "everlasting" and in Thai signifies that all good things would come and everything would turn out to be smooth and successful.This is the reasons many couples tie the knot on the auspicious day.

Go check that website out and have a lucky day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What a Crisis!

Hi viewers and readers.I had a horrible problem during my Hari Raya holidays (19/9/2009-27/9/2009)until I had to delay my posts.The problem is MY COMPUTER BROKE!!!

It happened after my computer had a Windows Blue Screen Error or Blue Screen of Death(in short:BSOD).My computer's monitor couldn't detect signals after i restarted it to recover from the BSOD which means I cant see anything on the monitor as well as use the computer.Moreover,the whole thing turn on by itself after I press the main power switch without pressing the power button on the CPU.Luckily my brother came back university during the holidays.He helped and guided me in repairing the computer.We tried several methods.

Here is a chronological order of what we did to try to solve the problems:
1.Keep restarting the computer.
2.Clean the CPU of dust.
3.Change to various types of graphics cards.(The longest method we tried)Note:The graphics cards used were working fine on another computer)
4.Change the PSU(Power Supply Unit).

After the last method,the computer still can't work!My brother concluded that the motherboard is 'dead' so he went to my fathers cybercafe and ask for a working CPU.My brother and I had to transplant better computer parts from my old computer to the new one because some of them parts were weaker and others are not installed.There was a small problem with the new one though,which is that it can't support VGA cards.At the end,I'm now using a computer with the same power as the previous one but with a very downgraded graphics card.

Sigh...But at least i still have a working computer. :)

Well since that has been taken care of,I'll continue my studies for the upcoming PMR on 7th of October.Bye!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jungle Alcohol ..‏

Here is a funny video about some animals who ate some alcoholic fruits.Read the following first and enjoy!

READ BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO:
Funny Fruit

Be sure to read below before you watch the video.

This is a real video from a French documentary about Africa. You won't understand a word, but the video's a hoot.

There are trees that grow in Africa which, once a year, produce very juicy fruits that contain a large percentage of alcohol. Because there is a shortage of water, as soon as the fruits are ripe, animals come there to help protect them from the heat.

What happens next, you can watch for yourselves.

(See attached file: Jungle_alcolo.wmv)

video

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Greatest Solar Eclipse Of the 21st Century

UPDATED ON 11th NOVEMBER 2009

The latest hot topic event is this solar eclipse.Here are some facts on this event.Source:http://en.wikipedia.org

Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Solar eclipse of 22 July 2009
Solar eclipse 22 July 2009 taken by Lutfar Rahman Nirjhar from Bangladesh.jpg
Total eclipse from Kurigram, Bangladesh
Solar eclipse global visibility 2009Jul22T.png
Global visibility chart. The eclipse began at sunrise eclipse on the left (India), and ended at sunset eclipse on the right (Pacific ocean)
Type of eclipse
Gamma 0.0696
Magnitude 1.0799
Saros 136 (37 of 71)
Maximum eclipse
Duration 398 s (6 min 38.8 s)
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 24°12′36″N 144°06′24″E / 24.21°N 144.10667°E / 24.21; 144.10667
Max. width of band 258.4 km
Times (UTC)
Partial eclipse begin 23:58:18 (Jul 21)
Total eclipse begin 00:51:16
Central eclipse begin 00:54:31
Greatest eclipse 02:35:21
Central eclipse end 04:16:13
Partial eclipse end 05:12:25
The solar eclipse of 22 July 2009 was the longest total solar eclipse during the 21st century, not to be surpassed until June 2132.[1] It lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds off the coast of Southeast Asia,[2] causing tourist interest in eastern China, Japan, India and Nepal.[2][3][4]
This was the second in the series of three eclipses in a one-month period, with two minor penumbral lunar eclipses, first on July 7 and last on August 6.

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[edit] Visibility

A partial eclipse was seen within the broad path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of Southeast Asia (all of India and China) and north-eastern Oceania.
The total eclipse was visible from a narrow corridor through northern Maldives, northern Pakistan, northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, northern Philippines, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati.
Totality was visible in many large cities, including Surat, Vadodara, Bhopal, Varanasi, Patna, Gaya, Dinajpur, Siliguri, Guwahati, Tawang in India and Chengdu, Nanchong, Chongqing, Yichang, Jingzhou, Wuhan, Huanggang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Huzhou, Suzhou, Jiaxing, Ningbo, Shanghai, Chapai Nawabganj as well as over the Three Gorges Dam in China.[5][6] According to NASA, the Japanese island Kitaio Jima was predicted to have the best viewing conditions [7][8] featuring both longer viewing time (being the closest point of land to the point of greatest eclipse) and lower cloud cover statistics than all of continental Asia.

[edit] Observations


Crowds gather on the ghats for the eclipse in Varanasi, India
Thousands of pilgrims gathered on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India to experience the eclipse as a religious or spiritual event. Some people expected that there would be a relationship, either positive or negative, between their health and the occurrence of the eclipse.[9]
Indian scientists observed the solar eclipse from an Indian Air Force plane.[10]
The Chinese government used the opportunity to provide scientific education and to dispel any superstition. Observers in Japan were excited by the prospect of experiencing the first eclipse in 46 years, but found the experience dampened by cloudy skies obscuring the view.[11]
Thousands of people of Bangladesh witnessed the longest total solar eclipses of the 21st century on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 defying rain and a heavily overcast sky. Before this a "total solar eclipse observation committee" was formed with Bishwa Sahitya Kendra, Liberation War Museum, Chhayanaut's educational initiative Nalanda, Samannito Shikkha-Sangskriti, Bangladesh Nature Study and Conservation Union, and Cosmic Culture to observe the eclipse. Science initiative Discussion Project coordinated the committee, which set up the main observation camp at Madhupara village and another at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka. With the help of BRB Cable Industries Ltd, the committee also set up observation camps at Bell's Park in Barisal, Akimuddin Gronthagar in Chapai Nawabganj, science and technology university campuses in Syedpur and Gazipur, Jahangirnagar University and Araj Ali Matubbar library at Dania in Dhaka.[12][13][14] Akimudin Gronthagar arranged three camps to observe century's one and only solar eclipse of July 22, 2009. 99.56% totality was observed from main camp at Kamat Maath, Binodpur, Chapai Nawabganj. Totality started at 07:57:41BDT and end 3 minutes 44 seconds later. The other two camps were set up at Poddar Paar in Rajshahi and at railway's Dhar in Uttar, Dhaka.

[edit] Duration


These identically scaled photos compare the apparent diameter of the full moon (near apogee) to the nearly new moon (visible by earthshine) on the day before the solar eclipse near lunar perigee.
This solar eclipse was the longest total solar eclipse to occur in the 21st century, and will not be surpassed in duration until 13 June 2132. Totality lasted for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The uninhabited North Iwo Jima island was the landmass with totality time closest to maximum, while the closest inhabited point was Akusekijima, where the eclipse lasted 6 minutes and 26 seconds.[15]
The cruise ship Costa Classica was chartered specifically to view this eclipse and by viewing the eclipse at the point of maximum duration and cruising along the centerline during the event, duration was extended to 6 minutes, 42 seconds.[16]
The eclipse was part of Saros series 136, as was the solar eclipse of July 11, 1991, which was slightly longer, lasting up to 6 minutes 53 seconds (previous eclipses of the same saros series on June 30, 1973 and June 20, 1955, were longer, lasting 7 min 04 and 7 min 08, respectively). The next event from this series will be on August 2, 2027.[17] The exceptional duration was a result of the Moon being near perigee, with the apparent diameter of the Moon 8% larger than the Sun (magnitude 1.080) and the Earth being near aphelion[18] where the Sun appeared slightly smaller.
In contrast the annular solar eclipse of January 26, 2009 occurred near lunar apogee and 7% smaller apparent diameter to the sun. And the next solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 will also be annular, with the Moon 8.1% smaller than the Sun.

[edit] View from space


Animation of eclipse path
The Terrain Mapping Camera in the Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission was used to image the earth during the eclipse.[19]
It was also observed by the Japanese geostationary satellite MTSAT:[20]
July 22, 2009 Total Eclipse 8,30 a.m. Taiwan.jpg
12:30 UT (pre-eclipse)
July 22, 2009 Total Eclipse 9,30 a.m. Taiwan.jpg
1:30 UT
Solar eclipse July 2009 NOAA.jpg
Close up at 1:30 UT

[edit] Related eclipses

[edit] Solar eclipses 2008-2011

This set of solar eclipses repeat approximately every 177 days and 4 hours at alternating nodes of the moon's orbit.
Solar eclipse series sets from 2008–2011
Ascending node
Descending node
Saros Map Photo Saros Map Photo
121 2008 February 7
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Annular

126 2008 August 1
SE2008Aug01T.png
Total
NovosibirskTotalEclipsePhoto-cropped.jpg
Total from Russia
131 2009 January 26
SE2009Jan26A.png
Annular

136 2009 July 22
SE2009Jul22T.png
Total
Solar eclipse 22 July 2009 taken by Lutfar Rahman Nirjhar from Bangladesh.jpg
Total from Bangladesh

141 2010 January 15
SE2010Jan15A.png
Annular

146 2010 July 11
SE2010Jul11T.png
Total

151 2011 January 4
SE2011Jan04P.png
Partial (north)

156 2011 July 1
SE2011Jul01P.png
Partial (south)

Partial solar eclipses on June 1, 2011 and November 25, 2011 occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

[edit] Saros series

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 136, repeating every 18 year, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622. The longest eclipse occured on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality was 7 minutes, 8 seconds. [21]
Series members 31-42 occur between 1901 and 2100:
31 32 33
SE1901May18T.png
May 18, 1901
SE1919May29T.png
May 29, 1919
SE1937Jun08T.png
Jun 8, 1937
34 35 36
SE1955Jun20T.png
Jun 20, 1955
SE1973Jun30T.png
Jun 30, 1973
SE1991Jul11T.png
Jul 11, 1991
37 38 39
SE2009Jul22T.png
Jul 22, 2009
SE2027Aug02T.png
Aug 2, 2027
SE2045Aug12T.png
Aug 12, 2045
40 41 42
SE2063Aug24T.png
Aug. 24, 2063
SE2081Sep03T.png
Sep. 3, 2081
SE2099Sep14T.png
Sep. 14, 2099

[edit] Metonic cycle

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).
This series has 21 eclipse events between July 22, 1971 and July 22, 2047:
July 21-22 May 9-11 February 26-27 Dececember 14-15 October 2-3
116 118 120 122 124
SE1971Jul22P.png
July 22, 1971
SE1975May11P.png
May 11, 1975
SE1979Feb26T.png
February 26, 1979
SE1982Dec15P.png
December 15, 1982
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October 3, 1986
126 128 130 132 134
SE1990Jul22T.png
July 22, 1990
SE1994May10A.png
May 10, 1994
SE1998Feb26T.png
February 26, 1998
SE2001Dec14A.png
December 14, 2001
SE2005Oct03A.png
October 3, 2005
136 138 140 142 144
SE2009Jul22T.png
July 22, 2009
SE2013May10A.png
May 10, 2013
SE2017Feb26A.png
February 26, 2017
SE2020Dec14T.png
December 14, 2020
SE2024Oct02A.png
October 2, 2024
146 148 150 152 154
SE2028Jul22T.png
July 22, 2028
SE2032May09A.png
May 9, 2032
SE2036Feb27P.png
February 27, 2036
SE2039Dec15T.png
December 15, 2039
SE2043Oct03A.png
October 3, 2043
156
SE2047Jul22P.png
July 22, 2047


Here is a 6 minute long video of the solar eclipse:
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