CD or DVD show the message "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)"

28 02 2010

When you burn a CD or DVD, you get a “Cyclic Redundancy Check” error message when you want to open a file inside the CD / DVD. But the CD/DVD has no scratches or dirts, so why is this happening? How to read the contents of the CD / DVD ?

A “Cyclic Redundancy Check”, or “CRC”, is an error detection mechanism that makes sure that the data you’re trying to read from media, such as hard disks, CDs and DVDs, is actually correct.

Solution:

Very easy. Open the CD/DVD in another computer CD / DVD drive. Most of the time, new laptop’s DVD drive able to read these kinds of CRC problem.

Thats all.





Musa Aman – "I'll not step down."

27 02 2010
from http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2010/02/27/umnobn-betrayed-its-pledge-of-power-sharing-by-rotation-of-sabah-chief-minister%E2%80%99s-post/

UMNO/BN betrayed its pledge of power-sharing by rotation of Sabah Chief Minister’s post

It is coming to a year since Datuk Seri Najib Razak became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia bombarding Malaysians with his multi-million ringgit “1Malaysia” slogan and campaign.

It is sad and ironical that despite such high-intensity 1Malaysia publicity campaign in the past 11 months, Malaysians have never been more polarized both on race and religion, reminding Malaysians that they are even further from the goal of a united Malaysian nation, as illustrated by issues such as the Allah controversy, the burning of churches and attack of mosques and other places of religious worship, the cow-head and pig-head incidents; irresponsible politicking of race and religion as the mischievous attempt by Umno leaders and Umno-controlled media to paint the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Penang Pakatan Rakyat state government as anti-Malay and anti-Islam; the racist brain-washing courses conducted by Biro Tata Negara of the Prime Minister’s Department, resulting in “ultra” statements like dismissing the Chinese and Indians as “pendatang” and defaming the Indians as coming to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese women coming as prostitutes; the rise of what UMNO elder statesman Tengku Razaleigh has described as “rabid racism” like the surfacing of organizations like Perkasa, etc.

Everywhere and everyday in Malaysia, there are more evidence of the absence of 1Malaysia rather than its presence.

In Kota Kinabalu today, I saw new evidence of the absence rather than the presence of 1Malaysia – with two conflicting and competing sets of billboards, banners and advertisements of Chinese New Year greetings by MCA in Sabah.

There is one set of Chinese New Year greetings by the “stand-alone” Sabah MCA Chairman Edward Khoo, Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister competing with another set of Chinese New Year greetings featuring the lame-duck MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat accompanied by his Sabah MCA claque of supporters.

When under his leadership, the Barisan Nasional and its component parties cannot present a united front, like having 1MCA, 1Umno, 1Gerakan, 1Barisan Nasional, what credence and credibility can there be for Najib’s 1Malaysia?
Is there 1Sabah?

2013 in three years’ time mark Sabah’s 50th anniversary in the formation of Malaysia. It is appropriate in preparing for the occasion to seriously assess whether the dreams of Sabahans in 1963 to form Malaysia together with Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia had been fulfilled or betrayed.

Have the people of Sabah been granted their full citizenship rights as Malaysians in the past five decades?

Let the debate and soul-searching begin as to how one of the richest states in Sabah had been reduced in five decades to become the poorest state in the federation.

In the nineties, the Barisan Nasional promised Sabahans that poverty in Sabah would be eradicated in the year 2,000.  However, instead of abolishing poverty in 2000, Sabah’s poverty rate became the worst in the whole of the country.

Barisan Nasional next promised that hard-core poverty in Sabah would be abolished in 2010. This is another candidate heading for the mountainous dump heap of Barisan Nasional broken promises, in Sabah and in Malaysia!

Sabahans and Malaysians remember that to topple the PBS Sabah government, Umno and Barisan Nasional pledged that if they come to power in Sabah, they would be genuine power-sharing through the rotation of the post of Sabah Chief Minister among the three major communities in the state.

What is the Umno/Barisan Nasional record of their rule of Sabah in the past 16 years since 1994?

UMNO/BN had betrayed their pledge of power-sharing by rotation of Sabah Chief Minister’s post as in the past 16 years, the Chief Minister’s post was held by a Kadazan native for 9 months, Chinese for 4 years and Umno for more than 11 years!

Nothing could be more eloquent than this episode to highlight the enormity of the breach of faith and betrayal of pledge of Umno/Barisan Nasional to the people of Sabah in the past 16 years of their rule of Sabah.

This is a far cry from the great promises shared by Sabahans in the early decades of nationhood.

Earlier today, together with DAP MPs Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu), Teo Nie Ching (Serdang), Lim Lip Eng (Segambut) and DAP Kadazan leaders Edward Muji and Jeffrey Kumin, I revisited the “Double Six” Mausoleum to pay respects to the great Sabah sons who perished in the Triple Six tragedy of  June  6, 1976 – Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and State Ministers, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin and  Chong Thien Vun.

Almost exactly 32 years ago on February 25, 1978, I had first visited the “Double Six” Mausoleum as well as the grave of Peter Mojuntin at St. Michael’s Church, Penampang.

Sabah history would be very different today if not for the tragic air crash of June 6, 1976 wiping out the core of the Sabah cabinet.

It is time that Kadazans and Sabahans reflect what went wrong that the rights of Kadazans and ordinary Sabahans had become so emasculated and marginalized while the vast rich resources had been monopolized by a few.

In this connection, the time has also come for the Federal Government to lift the ban on the biography of Peter Mojuntin, “The Golden Son of the Kadazans”, written by my old friend and DAP comrade, Bernard Sta Maria, who was Malacca State Assemblyman.

The book was banned on June 22 1978 on grounds of public security and order. This is utterly unacceptable. Those who disagree with the interpretation of events in the life of Peter Mojuntin can write a rebuttal or come out with their own publications – but there can be no justification or excuse for the ban of the book “The Golden Son of the Kadazans”.

[Speech at the dinner with Kadazan representatives at Windbelll Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu on Friday, 26th February 2010 at 9 pm]





Laziest Terrorist living in Australia

22 02 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/Rh-QQd4-NjI&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Illegal muslim immigrant Abdul Nacer Benbrika in Australia who never work…enjoy free welfare money from Australia government to feed his 7 children.

Now, he want to bomb Australia and kill people who “feed” him.

This is what we call “eat rice without think who pay for it”





Happy Chinese New Year 2010. Must laugh a lot!

15 02 2010

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Malaysia's FIRST submarine cannot DIVE !!!

12 02 2010

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Malaysia’s first submarine, a European-made Scorpene delivered last September, has developed problems that make it unfit for diving, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

The KD Tunku Abdul Rahman sailed into a grand reception last year as the first of two commissioned from French contractor DCNS and Spain’s Navantia for a total of 3.4 billion ringgit.

Named after the country’s first prime minister, it was hailed as an important acquisition despite opposition allegations of corruption in the deal.

“The submarine can still dive but when we detected the defects, we were advised that it should not dive,” Zahid told reporters.

“The (parts found with) defects are still under warranty so the supplier and contractor are repairing them,” he added.

Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar said a problem first emerged in the submarine’s cooling system last December. After being fixed, another defect was identified in a different system last month.

“We hope it can dive again after February 18, so we can carry out the tropical water trials,” Abdul Aziz told reporters.

The navy chief said the second submarine, the KD Tun Razak which is named after the nation’s second premier, is expected to arrive from France on May 31. It was originally scheduled for delivery in late 2009.

The two submarines have attracted controversy since the deal was signed in 2002.

Malaysia’s opposition claims that a 540-million-ringgit commission was paid to a close associate of Prime Minister Najib Razak in brokering the contract.

Prime Minister Najib RazakNajib has denied there was any corruption in the deal, which was made when he was defence minister.

Source : http://malaysia-today.net





5 steps to use Facebook to promote your business online

12 02 2010

Facebook is the no.1 social network website in the world. Many Malaysian are now using Facebook daily to keep in touch with their friends and families members. sometime, I saw some of the office staffs in my clients’ office are “playing” Facebook during office working hours too.   :))

If you are a businessman, can you smell the “money” now?

No more stupid excuses that you are not good in computer or don’t understand what is the Internet.

Remember 10 years ago when some people starting to use handphone / mobile phone  ? A lot of traditional businessmen are teasing those who using the expensive toys to communicate with clients. They said it is cheaper to use the fixed line (telephone) to call.

What happen to these group of smart traditional businessmen now? They are now holding an expensive toys such as Blackberry, Nokia Communicator or maybe iPhone. But not sure they know how to use it or not. Probably just to show off to others. Because they realized if they don’t use it or don’t have one of these luxury toys, they will be categorized as cavemen or outdated group of people in the society.

Nowadays, you must learn how to do business on the NET. Learn from the spider. Catch all your “food” on the net/web. Waiting for the victim to come to your dinner table…..

Is it so easy?

Nope. Can you expect to see the customers non-stop walking into your shop if you open a shop in a good location?

There are many ways to promote your business to others. Facebook is just one of them.

Ok, lets start using Facebook to promote and market your products or services.

Step 1 – Open a Facebook account

Step 2 – Search and Add friends

  • ask your friends to add you
  • or search for a friend in Facebook then add him / her
  • join the Facebook Fan group
  • maybe join a few popular Facebook online game

Step 3 – Build a website

  • Get a professional webmaster to create a commercial website for you
  • Do not ask your “just graduated” son/daughter/nephew or cousins to build this for you… (will you ask a fresh graduate or someone just complete a training to renovate your shop?)
  • Put in all your products and services into the website with nice photos
  • If you want to sell online, then get a Shopping Cart System to integrated into your website
  • apply for a payment gateway such as the PayPal
  • Put the Facebook link in your website

Step 4 – Become an active Facebook user

  • Always check your email and try your best to show up everyday in the Facebook
  • How to show up there? Just type in some message in the Facebook to promote your products or services
  • Message your friends there with friendly message
  • Add your friend’s friends
  • Put some nice photos of your products or services

Step 5 – Tell others you have a Facebook account

  • Print your Facebook username or email in your namecards
  • Put it into your email’s signature
  • Print it into your Company Letterhead
  • and whatever other methods … as long as no one is hurt and it is legal

Thats all…wish you all the best….and please don’t forget to add me too  🙂





How to hack websites using Joomla

10 02 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/KFr1k7-8HT8&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

Joomla! is an open source content management system platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets as well as a Model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework. It is written in PHP, stores data in MySQL and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. Joomla is used at 24, or 0.24%, of the 10,000 most popular websites (as ranked by Alexa).

  • In keeping with the stated vision of “Software that is free, secure and of high-quality,” any third-party extensions submitted to the official Joomla! Extension Directory (JED) web page, which was already packed with over 3800+ extensions listed as of December 15, 2009, must now also conform to the GPLv2 license for free distribution. This has allegedly caused some predictable objections from some for-profit plugin vendors.
  • Joomla! 1.5.x will work with any number of domain names in one installation, but showing different content for each one requires the use of third party extensions or modifications to the core or server configuration. However, each page can be configured to use a different template and/or can be made accessible via different domains using the “external link” menu option in Joomla! which appears as a different site to the user.
  • Bi-directional language templates that make use of Joomla!’s comprehensive bi-directional language support, other than those included with the standard install, are less common, and many don’t allow for easy switching between LTR and RTL language formats. Most other templates can be easily modified via Joomla!’s built-in template editor.
  • Access control granularity beyond Joomla! 1.5.x’s nine built-in user groups currently requires the use of third-party extensions, although this is planned for Joomla! 1.6.
  • Article organization beyond Joomla! 1.5.x’s current Section/Category hierarchy requires the use of third party extensions, however flexible category structure support is planned for Joomla 1.6
  • All “pages” (views) in Joomla! are referenced in the system by a unique ID number assigned by way of its “menu item” (link). So, for any page to function properly as part of the framework, it must have at least one menu item associated with it, whether that menu item is visible or not. This may be initially confusing to some newcomers.

By October, 2009, the 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report reached the conclusion that Joomla! is the web’s most popular open source content management system. That conclusion was based on an extensive analysis of rate of adoption patterns and brand strength and was backed by a survey of users.





South Korea will spend over $340 million to train IT personnels

9 02 2010

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) — South Korea will spend 401.1 billion won (342.76 million U.S. dollars) on training highly-skilled technicians in the information technology (IT) sector by 2013, the government said Monday.

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy said the new plan will focus on training future workforce by expanding its investment in enhancing specialized graduate study programs in the IT field, as it will increase the investment from 49 percent of total budget to 67 percent by 2013.

Given the shortage of employees with master’s degrees, the ministry said the investment in supporting undergraduate level education will drop to 5 percent of total budget from current 38 percent.

Under the new plan, graduate students will be given a chance to take part in a government initiated program on software research and development in cooperation with IT firms, according to the ministry.


How about Malaysia?

January 30, 2010 17:22 PM

Government Aiming For 50 Pct Broadband Penetration By Year End – PM

PEKAN, Jan 30 (Bernama) — The Malaysian government aims to achieve 50 per cent broadband penetration in the country by year end, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the government now was implementing various strategies to increase broadband and ICT services in efforts to instill an ICT culture and narrow the digital gap among Malaysians.

“We are on track to achieve the 50 per cent target by the end of 2010 and we will monitor the progress through the Information Communication and Culture Ministry, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Economic Council,” he told reporters after launching “Digital Pekan 1Malaysia”, here on Saturday.

Also present were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

The launching of “Digital Pekan 1Malaysia” is an initiative by MCMC to consolidate ICT and broadband projects under a digital strategy.

Earlier, when speaking at the function, Najib said the launching of “Digital Pekan 1Malaysia” was an indication of the government’s commitment to take the digital path as it was the best way to create a quality of life that was much better for the people and provide a brighter future for succeeding generations.

“I express my deepest thanks for choosing Pekan to be the first “digital district” in the country, and in doing so giving this town the title of “Digital Pekan,” said Najib, who is also the Member of Parliament for Pekan.

Najib said among the core activities that would be undertaken under the “Pekan Digital” initiative were providing a better ICT environment with the setting up of one-stop ICT/Broadband centres called ICT Broadband Experience centres, provision of laptop computers that have high speed broadband features to selected people and introducing “wireless Pekan” whereby residents would be allowed to access the Internet for free for a short duration so that they could familiarise themselves with ICT, all of which would be supervised by the MCMC.

He said the government and private sector had come up with RM11.3 billion for ICT development, particulary provision of High Speed Broad Band services.

“A total of RM11.3 billion ($3.28 billion U.S. dollar) will be spent for the national HSBB project through a public-private sector collaboration between the government and Telekom Malaysia (TM). It involves an investment of RM2.4 billion from the government with the rest coming from TM,” said Najib.

He said the government had also provided additional incentives in the 2010 Budget to expedite broadband development in the country.

“In line with efforts to further improve the education system, Budget 2010 provided for PC Netbook packages with broadband capability to ensure easy accessibility to such tools for students in higher learning institutions.

Some 100,000 students will benefit form this initiative. More than that, tax exemption of RM500 is also provided in Budget 2010 for the purchase of such tools, which is an additional motivator,” he said.

On a related issue, Najib when asked about misuse of the Internet by bloggers and others who resorted to posting seditious materials, said: “We have laws that cover the media and cyberspace which come under the purview of the MCMC, but where the Internet is concerned we do not exercise very rigid controls.

“We have to accept that differences of opinions is something very normal, but they (Internet users) should not reach a point where the country’s laws are broken.”

— BERNAMA

news coverage in our Newswire service.





Hairy chest means having more female hormone???

9 02 2010

By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER

It has long been seen as a sign of masculinity – but men with hairy chests are less attractive to women, according to new research.

A study has found that they prefer a smooth torso, particularly at their most fertile time of the month.

Hairy men are more likely to have higher levels of female hormone oestrogen, which could affect their virility.

Singer Sir Tom Jones exposes his hairy chest. Recent research has shown that women now prefer a smooth torso

The hormone makes hairier men more ‘homely and reliable’, but in theory it could reduce their female partner’s chances of becoming pregnant and means women may subconsciously find them less attractive.

But post-menopausal women – for whom fertility is not an issue – prefer their men hairy.

Researchers at Turku University in Finland took pictures of 20 men before and after they shaved off their body hair. The photos were shown to 550 women aged between 15 and 69.

Only 30 per cent of younger women preferred hairy men, compared with 60 per cent of older women.

The study states: ‘These findings suggest that body hair may play a much more important role in human mate choice than previously thought.’
The results were published in the journal Behavioural Ecology.


University of Turku world ranking is 264 in 2009

whereas University of MALAYA (UM) is ranked 180 in 2009. For your information, UM has very bad academic achievement and reputation well known by all educated Malaysian.

Therefore, use your own wisdom to read this article.





Toyota Prius (3rd Generation) brake failed to work !

8 02 2010

At the end of this video clip, an expert demonstrate how to stop a sudden accelerating car. Watch it to safe life.

http://www.youtube.com/v/_IfYNy427kk&hl=en_US&fs=1&

http://www.youtube.com/v/UyW8G-729fE&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Last month, Toyota issued a massive recall of nearly 4 million Toyota and Lexis vehicles. The recall is intended to fix a very dangerous defect which can lead to Unintended Acceleration of the vehicle. Initially thought to be an issue with floor mats, the real problem involves the cars electronic throttle system. The recall was prompted by a high speed crash in August in California of a Lexus barreling out of control. As the vehicle hit speeds exceeding 120 mph, family members made a frantic 911 call and said the accelerator was stuck and they couldnt stop the vehicle.