Aspirasi (pro-university) supporters —> Malaysia no future

28 01 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/tGo63A1qsko&hl=en_US&fs=1&

GEORGE TOWN: A police report has been lodged over a disturbance at a student election rally in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on Tuesday night.

A scuffle took place on university grounds during a campus election public speaking rally when a young man approached a group of students carrying Pro Mahasiswa banners.

A video of the incident, which has been circulating over the Internet, shows the man dressed in a white t-shirt and black jacket confronting the group with a pink box cutter.

No one was injured in the incident, but a Pro Mahasiswa banner was slashed.

George Town acting OCPD Supt Gan Kong Meng said a police report had been lodged on Wednesday by two undergraduates and the case had classified as mischief under Section 426 of the Penal Code.

Suaram Penang condemned the incident and urged USM authorities to conduct an investigation.

“We find this violent assault on campus democracy horrifying.

“What should have been a peaceful campaign rally for candidates to compete on ideas instead turned into an arena for bullying and violence to take place,” said Suaram Penang branch coordinator Ong Jing Cheng in a statement that was endorsed by 13 other non-governmental and student groups.

In a press conference Thursday, USM acting vice-chancellor Prof Omar Osman said the university would leave investigations to the police but an internal inquiry would be conducted on the Safety Department which was “sluggish” in its response to the incident.

“Normally, when a police report is lodged, the university will step aside to prevent double jeopardy. However, we will do an internal investigation on how the Safety Department reacted to the incident.”

Omar, who was visiting a polling centre at USM’s main campus here, said voting had been conducted without any other untoward incident.

Voter turnout, however was low at 12 noon with approximately 30% of students showing up to vote at the main campus and 50% in USM’s Health Sciences medical campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

No voting was conducted in USM’s engineering campus in Nibong Tebal as all six faculty seats and one general seat there had been won uncontested.

Out of the total of 31 faculty and eight general seats that were up for grabs, 23 faculty seats (14 in the main campus, six in the engineering campus in Nibung Tebal and three in the medical campus) and one general seat in the engineering campus were won uncontested.

Results for the remaining eight faculty seats and seven general seats are expected at 11.30pm Thrusday.

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Bill Gates also using Twitter !

28 01 2010

Want to follow Bill Gates ? Or…..wanna kidnap him somewhere?

Follow him from now…..





Google China (google.cn) hacked by China hackers

27 01 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/G17842mElo0&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Google threatens to quit China after cyber attacks.

Previously, when you go to http://www.google.cn (Google China website), there are a lot of websites and info that the China government asked Google.cn to block. Now, you can easily found in google.cn

Let say, you search in images.google.cn—> massacre tiananmen square

Everyone in China can only search in google.cn (with the “cn” at the end) because the China government want to control the media. Especially those highly sensitive things such as this massacre.

Those pictures of students killed by the China army in 1989 are not supposed to show in the image search.





The Making Of Avatar – What are the software used

25 01 2010

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Avatar has captured the imagination of millions of people from around the globe. Creating a completely new world from scratch, one with hundreds of species of flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes is a daunting task that Cameron completed with flying colors.

Let’s see what companies and software were involved.

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Pixar Renderman for Maya
  • Autodesk SoftImage XSI
  • Luxology Modo (model design, e.g. the Scorpion)
  • ZBrush (creature design)
  • Auodesk 3ds max (space shots, control room screens and HUD renderings)
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder (for real-time 3d visualisations)
  • The Foundry Nuke Compositor (image compositing)
  • Autodesk Smoke (color correction)
  • Autodesk Combustion (compositing)
  • Massive (vegetation simulation)
  • Mudbox (floating mountains)
  • Avid(video editing)
  • Adobe After Effects (compositing, real-ime visualizations)
  • PF Track (motion tracking, background replacement)
  • Adobe Illustrator (HUD and screens layout)
  • Adobe Photoshop (concept art, textures)
  • Adobe Premiere (proofing, rough compositing with AE)
  • many tools developed in-house
  • countless plugins for each platform, some of them Ocula for Nuke, Ktakatoa for 3ds max, Sapphire for Combustion/AE.




Avatar: Interview with James Cameron

25 01 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/Vt-XCDjyDNs&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

Avatar director James Cameron talks to Discovery News’ Jorge Ribas about his new science fiction epic, and the technology he needed to get it on the screen.





Churchill Club : What's Next with the Internet

25 01 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/OWev5BDZzrI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0





A Honeymoon on a Tropical Island off the Borneo Coast

24 01 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/oOQ-UtuDqv0&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

If you are contemplating a honeymoon on a remote paradise not too far from civilization, maybe a good spot to consider would be the Sipadan Water Village Resort on Mabul Island.  The facilities are superb and up to par.

What can you do there? You can swim, snorkel, dive or simply bask in the sun and gaze at the horizon!

Contact b-borneo.com if you have any further enquiries and they will endeavour to arrange a package that will suit you.