Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweden Best at Helping Poor Countries

Sweden is the top contributor to helping poor countries develop, considering its size, policy research organization the Center for Global Development (CGD) said. The Washington-based think-tank's Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 rich countries based on how their policies on aid, trade, investment, security, environment, technology and migration promote global development. Denmark was ranked second, and last year's winner, the Netherlands, tied for third place with Norway. "Sweden scores better than, for example, the United States measured against its economic size and potential to help," CGD President Nancy Birdsall said. "But it is the United States, Germany, France, Japan and the other economies that have the multiple linkages and potential in absolute terms to make a difference for poor countries. Their failure to use it to the fullest is a blow to the cause of truly shared global prosperity." None of the Group of Seven rich nations club make it into the top 10. Canada ranked highest among the G7 countries, in 11th place. France, Germany and Britain tied for 12th. The United States was 17th, Italy 18th, and Japan 21st. (Reuters)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AirAsia: Flight Bandung-Medan route

AirAsia Airline Indonesia will flight Bandung-Medan route started in November 26, 2009. “We sure average passenger level will reach 75 percent of capacity because no other airlines connected Bandung and Medan,” says Widijastoro, AirAsia Marketing and Distribution Director on Tuesday Novembe 27, 2009. Flight route Bandung (West Java)-Medan (North Sumatera) hoped can give alternative for domestic tourism developing of both provinces. “We also supported trade and tourism exchange between West Java and North Sumatera,” he says.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gemini

Yesterday I bought BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gemini at Supermall Lippo Karawaci Tangerang because my pervious cellular phone is out of date (you can see in picture). My Sony Ericsson K-750i looks old, dirty and fat. I have been used this K-750i for more 3 years. Now, this is time for me to change cellular phone. BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gemini itself claimed as cheap Blackberry with price is Rp. 3.2 million (US$ 300). This price is not expensive for cellular phone like Blackberry. BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gemini shape is almost similar with BlackBerry 8900 Javelin but lighter because used plastic texture. Not ignored slam resistance and solid. But Gemini has some decreased specification likes only equipped with 2 megapixels camera and have no GPS tools. This cellular phone looks cool and nice.

Specifications :
Network : Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Dimension : 10.9 x6 x 1.39 cm
Weight : 106 gram
Operating System : BlackBerry OS
Camera : 2 MP
Display : 2.64 inch, TFT MCD 65.536 colors, 320×240 pixels
Messaging : SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, Email (push-email) corporate and individual account via BIS/BES
Transfer Data : EDGE 10, GPRS 10
Browser : BlackBerry Browser
Memory : Internal 256MB Flash Memory, External MicroSD (TransferFlash) up to 16GB
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g (optional), microUSB data cable.
Battery: Lithium Ion 1150 mAh, Standby time 408 jam, 5 hours talk time.
Other Features : BlackBerry Maps, BlackBerry Messanger,Polifonik (mp3), full QWERTY keyboard, Trackpad Navigation, Media Player, GPS/A-GPS support (optional), java, BlackBerry Maps, Organizer, Calculator, Voice dial, Word ToGo.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Longest Words

(45) PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS (also spelled PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­KONIOSIS) = a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.This is the longest word in any English dictionary. However, it was coined by Everett Smith, the President of The National Puzzlers' League, in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new "longest word". The Oxford English Dictionary described the word as factitious. Nevertheless it also appears in the Webster's, Random House, and Chambers dictionaries.
(37) HEPATICO­CHOLANGIO­CHOLECYST­ENTERO­STOMIES = a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.This is the longest word in Gould's Medical Dictionary.
(34) SUPER­CALI­FRAGI­LISTIC­EXPI­ALI­DOCIOUS = song title from the Walt Disney movie Mary Poppins.It is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
"But then one day I learned a word
That saved me achin' nose,
The biggest word you ever 'eard,
And this is 'ow it goes: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
(30) HIPPOPOTO­MONSTRO­SESQUIPED­AL­IAN = pertaining to a very long word.From Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words.
(29) FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION = an estimation of something as worthless.This is the longest word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Interestingly the most common letter in English, E, does not appear in this word at all, whilst I occurs a total of nine times. The word dates back to 1741. The 1992 Guinness Book of World Records calls flocci­nauci­nihili­pilification the longest real word in the Oxford English Dictionary, and refers to pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­koniosis as the longest made-up one.
(28) ANTI­DIS­ESTABLISH­MENT­ARIAN­ISM = the belief which opposes removing the tie between church and state.Probably the most popular of the "longest words" in recent decades.
(27) HONORI­FICABILI­TUDINI­TATIBUS = honorableness.The word first appeared in English in 1599, and in 1721 was listed by Bailey's Dictionary as the longest word in English. It was used by Shakespeare in Love's Labor's Lost (Costard; Act V, Scene I):
"O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words.I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word;for thou art not so long by the head ashonorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easierswallowed than a flap-dragon."
Shakespeare does not use any other words over 17 letters in length.
(27) ELECTRO­ENCEPHALO­GRAPHICALLY = The longest unhyphenated word in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th Ed.), joint with ethylene­diamine­tetraacetate (see below).
(27) ANTI­TRANSUB­STAN­TIA­TION­ALIST = one who doubts that consecrated bread and wine actually change into the body and blood of Christ.
(21) DIS­PRO­PORTION­ABLE­NESS and (21) IN­COM­PREHEN­SIB­ILITIES These are described by the 1992 Guinness Book of World Records as the longest words in common usage.
Some say SMILES is the longest word because there is a MILE between the first and last letters!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Decade of Blogger

In Blogger index page, at footer side listed © 1999-2009 Google. Yes, even this service just knowing by many people in the middle of 2000’s. Blogger exactly was one decade year old. Ten years is old and mature enough for an internet service. In the 10th years, Google already MENJARING more than 300 million active readers (including me) and loaded billion word that equal with 3.2 billion novels. Every minute, 270 thousands words added in here or around 338 million words each day. This is fantastic number if we see from quantity. Blogger started his debut in 1999 in SanFransisco, in the middle of dotcom booming. Ev Williaws is the one of founders, also follow involved for developing micro-blogging service Twitter. In 2003, Google succeed acquisition Blogger and Pyra Labs.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Five government leaders attend Yudhoyono's inauguration

This news I quoted from Jakarta Post on Tuesday 10/20/2009 :
Government leaders from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and East Timor are attending the inauguration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Minister Kevin Rudd, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and East Timor Prime President Jose Ramos Horta all have arrived at the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) building. Representatives from Japan, the United States, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Czech Republic are also on attendance.
In addition to the foreign dignitaries, former president B.J. Habibie and former vice president Try Sutrisno were also among the guests. Megawati Soekarnoputri, who lost to Yudhoyono at the presidential elections, was absent, but her daughter Puan Maharani was there. Meanwhile, outgoing vice president Jusuf Kalla, who also lost to Yudhoyono at the elections, attended the inauguration. Megawati's husband, Taufik Keimas, the MPR speaker, will swear in Yudhoyono.
Today when I going to my office, I passed through Majelis Perwakilan Rakyat or People's Consultative Assembly building at Slipi, South Jakarta. Many police and army around there place. If usually day trip in this area always traffic jam, today is going worse. Beside traffic jam, Jakarta condition also so hot. Police and blockade and secure traffic infront building and we must looking another way to our destination place. This is take extra time. Be patient. The result, I came late to my office….. But not only me, my boss came late too…Ha..ha..ha.., he doesn’t angry because he came later than me…..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Possibility Asteroid Hit Earth


Earth residents can be a little bit relief at least for temporarily. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Wednesday 7 October, 2009 clarified asteroid with size 269,748 meter have little possibility will hit Earth on April 13, 2036. From NASA calculated, in the first time calculated Apophis asteroid have possibility 1:45,000 hit Earth in 2004. This calculation could makes people panic. Whereas, after researchers recalculated and make new analyze of asteroid orbit now the possibility changed become 1:250,000. Astronomy expert in NASA Earth Object Program, Steve Chesley said that new calculated can be done after Apophis known percisely. In 2029 Aphopis position predicted will in 29,451 km above Earth.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flight with Garuda Airlines

Yesterday and the day before yesterday, I had call of duty to go to other cities. Not so far away from Jakarta. I had to go to Semarang, Central Java. I get flight at 9.20 by Garuda Airlines and arrived at Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang at 10.20. From Semarang I picked by my colleagues to three regencies, that is Demak, Kudus, and Pati. I have job to monitoring physical and finance progress. How far the progress until today, there any problem in field? Wow, so hot weather in these three regencies. The second day I visited Surakarta regency and Sragen regency. Same weather…. You can imagine monitoring how hot it field in the midday and dusty. Heavy vehicle traffic around me so noisy and make air pollution. From Sragen I decided to go back to Jakarta from Adi Sutjipto, Jogjakarta and bought Garuda Airlines ticket at their counter for flight at 16.10. I have not enough time to go to Prambanan Temple even the distance is near. At that time I must check in first. But flight from Jogjakarta make me a liitle bit scare and worried because in that afternoon the weather is not really good. Cloudy and looks would be rain. In one hour flight, fasten belt keep on even the plane was take off a half hour before. I sat near windows but I saw nothing but black and dark cloud. I can felt flight sometimes shake. I was chosen to read newspaper. But over West Java the weather going better and I can saw the sun and landed smoothly at Soekarno Hatta Airport runaway at 17.15. Thank God. Now I went go home, take a bath, eaten hot noodle, than go slept. I was tired.