Sunday, March 9, 2014

Malaysia Airlines(MAS): Boeing 777-200ER Info










The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,372 km). Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone.  Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between the 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.

As of 2013, the 777 is produced in two fuselage lengths. The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997. The stretched 777-300, which is 33.3 ft (10.1 m) longer, entered service in 1998. The longer-range 777-300ER and 777-200LR variants entered service in 2004 and 2006 respectively, while a freighter version, the 777F, debuted in February 2009. Both longer-range versions and the freighter feature General Electric GE90 engines and extended raked wingtips. The earlier 777-200, -200ER and -300 versions are equipped with GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines. The 777-200LR is the world's longest-range airliner and can fly more than halfway around the globe; it holds the record for the longest distance flown non-stop by a commercial aircraft. In November 2013, Boeing announced the development of upgraded 777-8X and 777-9X models featuring composite wings and GE9X engines.

United Airlines first placed the 777 into commercial airline service in June 1995. As of June 2013, 60 customers had placed orders for 1,452 aircraft of all variants, with 1,113 delivered. The most common and successful variant is the 777-300ER with 452 delivered and over 700 orders as of December 2013. The airliner is rated as one of the safest aircraft based on its accident safety record and high number of flight hours. The 777 has been involved in four hull-loss accidents as of March 2014; Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was the first fatal crash of the aircraft in 18 years of revenue service.

Source: Wikipedia

Malaysia Airlines(MAS) Boeing 777-200ER


On April 2, 1997, a Malaysia Airlines -200ER named "Super Ranger" broke the great circle "distance without landing" record for an airliner by flying eastward from Boeing Field, Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, a distance of 10,823 nautical miles (20,044 km), in 21 hours and 23 minutes

Number of aircraft : 15
Passenger seating capacity : 282
Engines : Rolls Royce Trent 892
Wing span : 60.93 m (199 ft 11 inch)
Height : 18.76 m (61 ft 6 inch)
Length : 63.73 m (209 ft 1 inch)
Range : 12,779 km (6,900 nm)
Max fuel capacity : 47,380 US Gallons
Cruising speed : Mach 0.84 (897 km/h)

Business Class : Number of seats 35

The Business Class seat is longer, wider and ergonomically designed to accommodate passengers of varying sizes. The seating positions are electrically adjustable with preset buttons for convenience.
Other features and facilities include a light preset 10 minutes massage, an in-seat power outlet for PC and other personal electronic devices, a 10.4-inch touch screen TV, satellite telephone and LED reading light.

Economy Class : Number of seats 247
Their Economy Class seat featuring adjustable reclining positions, footrest, lumbar support, headrest and retractable armrest.
Other features within easy reach include a 6.5-inch in-seat personal TV, individual overhead reading light and a coat hook for each seat.

 Source: malaysiaairlines.com

Source and Image Copyright : seatguru.com







Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp?







Facebook has announced its largest acquisition ever, saying it would pay at least $16 billion for WhatsApp, a text messaging application with 450 million users around the world who pay little or no money for it.

Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion worth of shares for WhatsApp. But the ultimate cost of the deal could rise to $19 billion, with WhatsApp employees and founders receiving an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units, which would vest over the next four years.


It is among the richest deals of all time for WhatsApp. With 55 employees, WhatsApp is commanding a price equivalent to $344 million an employee, or about $28 a user.
In that sense, Mr. Zuckerberg is following the successful strategy he used for Instagram, allowing the service to grow quickly before gradually adding in revenue — in Instagram’s case, from advertising.

The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and is subject to regulatory approval. Facebook expects the deal to close later this year.





Full story: http://mashable.com/2014/02/19/facebook-whatsapp/

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Windows 9: next version of Windows? What do you expect?


windows9


Rumors

In recent months there's been rumors swirling around that Microsoft will release next version of Windows currently known as Windows 9. Currently, Microsoft is set to roll out Update 1 for Windows 8.1 soon.

Microsoft will release the Windows 9 between May and November this year, according to rumors. In January 2014, Windows 9 was expected only in early 2015.

What People Expect 

I expect the new release Windows 9 will be cheaper for home user, at least same price with Windows 7 Home Basic. And, the interface back to "normal" as Windows 7 and successful earlier versions of windows. Just put one button on task bar  or desktop to activate and disactivate Metro launcher.

John C. Dvorak, columnist PCMag.com, in his articles "Microsoft's Must-Have List for Windows 9" list 5 his wishlist:

  1. Fix the file system.  - Develop a database-style file system that would allow for easy and super-fast searches for keywords within the structure of the file.
  2. Fix the Networking. – Can support various networking protocol and interface, without additional patch.
  3. Bring back the distraction games.  – Bring back Spider Solitaire and Pinball.
  4. Scale everything.
  5. Put back the real Start menu.-  For user convenience. 

Read full article here:  pcmag.com

Woody Leonhard, writer for "Windows 8 All-in-One for Dummies." in his article "10 must-have features for Windows 9":

  1. Put back start button
  2. Multiboot - To boot to the desktop or the Metro Start screen and configurable in control panel. ( like linux desktop)
  3. Dual monitor with Metro on the side - Can configure, one screen for normal desktop and another screen for Metro
  4. Meaningful notifications
  5. Desktop Charms that do something
  6. Metro apps at iPad standards
  7. Bring back Aero Glass feature.
  8. A Control Panel that controls
  9. Metro mute button 
  10. "Get out of hell" modal dialog
Read full article here:  infoworld.com

How about you?


Source: winbeta.org



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Google’s ‘smart contact lens’: Future Glucose Monitoring Device



smart contact lens



On 16 January 2014,  Google has announced that for the past 18 months, they had been working on a smart contact lens project, Google Contact Lens.

The Google Contact Lens built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. They are testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. They are also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so they are exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds. It’s still early days for this technology, but they have completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine their prototype.

Brian Otis and Babak Parviz are co-founder for this project. Both of them is electrical engineering faculty members at the University of Washington. Babak Parviz also one of the project leaders at Google’s Project Glass next to Google X lead Product Manager, Steve Lee, and Stanford Research Professor and founder and head of Google X, Sebastian Thrun. In 2011, Microsoft supported Babak Parviz's research into chip-enabled contact lenses that could detect diabetes-related high blood sugar levels.




Google plan to look for partners who are experts in bringing products like this to market. These partners will use their technology for a smart contact lens and develop apps that would make the measurements available to the wearer and their doctor.



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Monday, February 10, 2014

Microsoft :Satya Nadella as CEO, Bill Gates As Technology Advisor





On Feb 4, 2014, Microsoft had made official announced that Satya Nadella is their new CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer. Nadella has spent 22 years at Microsoft, and was previously Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise. Nadella also takes a position on Microsoft’s Board of Directors, and founder Bill Gates will increase his involvement in the company.


Nadella is only the third person to occupy Microsoft’s CEO role in 39 years, preceded by Ballmer who filled the role between January 2000 and January 2014 and Gates, who led the company between 1975 and 2000.

Along that news, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the board and is taking a new role as “Founder and Technology Advisor”. Microsoft terms the change as a “step up” from his previous job, in that it will see Gates once again taking a more active role in the company.



Microsoft notes that Gates “will devote more time to the company, supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction.”  and he will remain a part of the board of directors.

As part of the new leadership succession there have been reports as recently  that Gates would take a more active product role in the company, including spending at least one day at week at Microsoft, but spending less time involved with administrative work.

For the last several years, Gates has put a lot of time, effort and money into philanthropic ventures with his wife Melinda and related investments. He has also built up a portfolio of investments focusing on areas like sustainable energy and medical technology.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Top 10 Highest Prices Paid for Domain Names


Domain Names

 1. VacationRentals.com  Price : $35 million  Transaction Year: 2007
Vacation rentals is the renting out of a furnished apartment or house on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel. The term vacation rental is mainly used in the US. Wikipedia

2. PrivateJet.com Price: 30.18 million  Transaction Year: 2012
Atlanta based Nations Luxury Transportation, LLC acquired the domain name http://www.PrivateJet.com, from privately held Don't Look Media.com, a leading intellectual property holding company, for $30.18 million in cash and stock.

Nations Luxury Transportation is an aggregator of business models that service the luxury consumer. By rolling private jet charter, limousine and catering services into one unit, the group has managed to do what few others have done in the industry and that is to create a truly seamless end-to-end experience for the consumer. At a lower entry point to other jet card programs, the Nations Luxury Transportation group’s “Carbon Fiber is the New Black” concept, (an actual carbon fiber all access card to nationwide jet charter flights at cost) has completely eliminated broker fees and other superfluous surcharges for members.

 3. Insure.com  Price : $16 million Transaction Year: 2009
Insure.com provides a comprehensive array of information on life, health, auto, and home insurance. They offer a vast library of originally authored insurance articles and decision-making tools that are not available from any other single source.

Insure.com has been independently verified as the “No. 1 most-cited independent consumer insurance website” by News Group International, which examined media citations of Insure.com vs. competitors. Media citations include news websites, TV and radio.

4. Sex.com Price: $14 million Transaction Year: October 2010
Sex.com allows you to gather, organize and share all the free porn you find on the web! People create pinboards to bookmark all their favorite porn videos & pictures. You can pin porn from anywhere on the web and add it to one of your pinboards. You also get to browse pinboards created by other users! Pinboard surfing is a great way to discover new pictures, videos, porn sites and pornstars from people who share your taste. (18SX)

5. Fund.com  Price: £9.99 million Transaction Year: 2008
Fund.com Inc. (OTC Pink: FNDM) is a publicly traded Internet company operating in the financial services, product development, licensing and publishing sectors, based in New York City, New York. The company serves the needs of financial institutions, investors and the general consumer seeking information regarding investment fund options, including hedge funds, mutual funds, exchange-traded fund (ETFs), index funds, etc. Fund.com considers itself the sole company comprehensively focusing on the fund market for all potential investors.

In March 2008, Clek Media announced that it had brokered the sale of the domain name “Fund.com” for nearly $10,000,000 in an all-cash transaction, to the company Fund.com Inc. Fund.com Inc never put out a press release on the transaction. Currently the website is labeled as "Under construction" and register under Directnic.com

6. Porn.com  Price: $9.5 million Transaction Year: 2007
Porn.com is free mega site.  This website is not available in Malaysia as it violates the National law. ( 18SX )

7. Fb.com Price: $8.5 million Transaction Year: 2010
Facebook acquired the domain from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which uses fb.org as its primary domain.

The last high-profile domain purchase by Facebook was for Facebook.com, all the way back when it was known as TheFacebook. The company paid $200,000 in August 2005 to acquire the domain, 42.5 times less than what Facebook spent to acquire fb.com. While the Facebook.com purchase was expensive for the company back then, it’s an investment that has clearly paid off. Clearly the company’s hoping that fb.com will fall in the same camp.

8. Business.com Price: $7.5 million Transaction Year: 1999
Business.com is a business advertising network which offers various performance marketing products, including pay per lead and pay per click services, directory listings, and display advertising.

The domain name was purchased from Marc Ostrofsky by Winebaum's eCompanies Ventures for a then record $7.5 million. This represented a tidy profit over the $150,000 price tag of the domain in 1997, also a record in its own time. Wikipedia

9. Diamond.com Price: $7.5 million Transaction Year: 2006
Online diamond and jewelry retailer Ice.com bought the domain from Odimo Inc. and both parties agreed that the $7.5 million was for the domain name and associated intellectual property only. Ice.com paid another $2 million for Odimo's jewelry inventory.

10. Beer.com Price: $7 million Transaction Year:2004
Interbrew acquired the domain beer.com from Andrew Miller and Michael "Zappy" Zapolin the year after they had acquired it for $80.000. Timing is everything. There are some conflicting reports saying that they got the $7 million in stock, which was later claimed to be only $2 million. Currently, the domain domain is featuring for resale on www.aftermarket.com.



Other Highest Prices Paid for Domain Names

  •     Casino.com 2003 $5.5 million
  •     Slots.com 2010 for $5.5 million
  •     Toys.com: Toys 'R' Us by auction for $5.1 million in 2009
  •     Asseenontv.com 2000 for $5.1 million
  •     iCloud.com by Apple for $4.5 million in April 2011
  •     GiftCard.com by CardLab for $4 million in October 2012
  •     Yp.com by YellowPages.com for $3.8 million in November 2008
  •     AltaVista.com for $3.3 million in August 1998
  •     Candy.com for $3.0 million in June 2009
  •     Loans.com by Bank of America for $3.0 million in February 2000
  •     Investing.com by Fusion Media Limited for $2.45 million in December 2012


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_domain_names


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Year of the Green Wooden Horse and Quotes


2014 chinese year of horse


2014 is the Chinese Year of the Green Wooden Horse. In Chinese Five Element theory, Horse is in the Fire group. Horse month is in the middle of summer. Horse is the strongest Fire animal in 12 zodiacs.
Chinese like Horses for many reasons. Horse can give people a ride to their destination and also a sign of speedy success.

Horses like to compete with others. They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership. Therefore, people will have busy schedule for their goal in the year of Horse. In Chinese Five Element Horoscope, Horse is connected to fire, red and heat. Horse is treated as a Romantic Star in Chinese Horoscope.
Horse is intelligent animal. Human can make Horse famous. Without human's guide, Horse just a wild animal.


Quotes About Horses

“Employers are like horses — they require management.”― P.G. Wodehouse, Carry on, Jeeves

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him participate in synchronized diving.”― Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

"Donkey's lips do not fit in with a horse's mouth." - Chinese Proverb

"Long roads test the horse, long dealings the friend." - Chinese Proverb

"Be on a horse when you go in search of a better one." - Chinese Proverb

"You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper." - Dagobert D. Runes

"Every time you ride, your either teaching or un-teaching your horse." - Gordon Wrigh

"One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses." - Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People

"Life is like a wild horse. You ride it or it rides you." - Unknown




Saturday, January 25, 2014

503,000 oz of gold deposit in Kelantan - owned by Singaporeans !

CNMC Goldmine Holdings Ltd, which public listed company in Singapore, currently has a gold mine in Kelantan, Malaysia as well as an ore processing facility. Its mining rights to the area, which covers 10 square kilometres, expire on April 7, 2018. The company expects to produce 6,000 ounces of gold this year, with output rising to 31,500 ounces next year and 58,100 ounces by 2014.
Chris Lim, CNMC's CEO, said the firm's cost of production is estimated at $450-$550 per ounce, way below the current market price of spot gold which is around $1,650 an ounce.

The Minerals and Geoscience Department of Kelantan has approved the development of CNMC Goldmine Holdings’ heap leach gold recovery scheme at its flagship Sokor Gold Project in northern Malaysia. 1The green light means CNMC can begin an immediate trial run of its heap leach production operations using a stockpile of about 90,000 tonnes of gold-bearing ore. The heap leach scheme is the largest of CNMC’s three gold recovery sites at Sokor, with a monthly throughout capacity of 100,000 tonnes.

  

The company’s chief executive officer Chris Lim says, “This approval and the inauguration of our first mass gold recovery operation at Sokor marks another significant milestone in CNMC’s development. We have already identified the ore body from which gold will be recovered for this heap leach operation and look towards ramping up our gold production.”

The Sokor gold field project’s first gold pour was achieved in July 2010. The 10sqkm site hosts four identified gold deposits - Manson’s lode vein, New Discovery vein, Sg Ketubong target and Rixen target.

Sokor has a JORC compliant resource of 8.59 million tonnes @ 1.7 grams/tonne gold for 503,000 contained ounces of gold. It is considered to be the next most prospective but undeveloped hard rock gold mining area in Malaysia. Once developed, CNMC says it will be one of the country’s largest gold mines. 2012 has been a year of milestones for the company, with its maiden profit of US$480,000 reported in quarter 2 and gold production during the same quarter increasing by 65.3% to 1,314 ounces.


Source: http://huijiao-macma.blogspot.com/2013/08/503000-oz-of-gold-deposit-at-ulu.html


Friday, January 24, 2014

Serious Notes Before You Start Full Time Business



Serious Notes Before You Start Full Time Business

There are a lot of people who are not really clear on why they would want to start their own business. The main reason that most people want to start their own business is for the money. Over the long term you are probably going to make more money running your business than you will working for somebody else. Of course there are some people who choose to start their own business simply because they hate the idea of working for somebody else. One of the real attractions for a lot of people when starting a business is the fact that their time is their own.

Before get into full time business, here is serious notes to take:

1) Are you mentally ready? 

Are you prepare to work extra hard, accepting the challenge, take risks, to sacrifice time for yourself and family. If your business fails, you still have to put food on the table. 
Do you have to pay back the loan taken? 
Do you have a plan B?

The biggest sacrifice that you are going to have to make when you start your own business is going to be financial. It is recommended that individuals have enough available cash or a stream of alternative cash flow to live for at least one year, if not longer.

There are lots of people who really like the idea of running their own business. Unfortunately a lot of those people don't really think about what is involved in starting a business. It is important that you think about this before you rush into starting your own business.

2) For company partnerships – majority cannot last.

How well you know your partners is more important than how long. 
Before you start, do a detail profile of your partner or partners.
List down and study their integrity, strength, weakness, habits, personality or their spouses if they are influential or involve behind the scene. Give an overall score. If you can get 60% or more in favor, then go ahead. Do your homework.

3) Business Accounting

First, you have to do a Profit & Loss Account.
Revenue less Overhead Expenses = Profit or (Loss)
Overhead Expenses are generally fixed and that is easy to be accounted for.
The difficult part is the Revenue. You can only do a forecast.
Do not be naïve, there are too many factors which can affect your business.
In this case, you must know your competitors well. What are your “value added” against them?
If you cannot find many “value added” then you better think again.
Example:
a) Open a restaurant.
Do you have one or more specialties in your menu?
How tasty are your food? Is your pricing right for the targeted customers?
Your customers are the ones that determine your specialties, the right pricing and not you.
You have to do food testing and survey with a big group.
Do your homework.
b) Open a retail ICT Shop.
If you are only doing trading of ICT gadgets, likely you will not survive.
Models are changing too fast and margin too low. So what are your “value added”?
If you provide repair services and having a network of corporate clients, then you are different. 

4) Capital

All new companies take time to grow to be profitable. After paying the initial business set up,
how many months of operating cost can your capital sustain? 

Many first timers cannot get through this initial stage. One good example is the food business. 
It is sad to see so many new restaurants closed shop within 6 months. They cannot even recover the renovation cost.

5) Market research

Why do market research? Market research will allow you to make sure that there are actually people out there who are looking to buy your product. Far too many people start businesses without doing this and it rarely works out well for them, it is a step that you can't afford to neglect.
The easiest way to do market research to see if people are buying what you are offering is to to look and see if anybody is offering something similar. The vast majority of them simply offer a variation on something that is already available.
You also have to determine if your product solves a problem that they have or if it is merely something that they would like to have, this will affect your marketing strategy. As a general rule the more original your product the more market research you need to do.

There is a lot more to market research than finding out if people are interested in the product that you are selling. The far bigger challenge is finding out who those people are. It is also important that you know who else is selling products in your market so that you can create a plan to set your product apart. Good market research will save you from wasting a lot of time and money on a bad idea.

Are you ready for full time business?

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Passive Income: How Our Phones Can be Transformed From a Liability to an Asset.





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