How Many Planes Are Flying Now?

7 01 2011

This is the view from the satellite. The yellow dots are the planes flying. Looks like the migration of birds from one location to another.

Now we know how busy is our sky’s traffic.

FACET is a simulation tool for exploring advanced air traffic management concepts.
An efficient and effective air traffic management system is vital to the U.S. transportation infrastructure. Since 1978, when the airline industry was deregulated, the inflation adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) has increased by 62 percent. In this same time period, total output of scheduled passenger air transportation (as measured by Revenue Passenger Miles) has increased by 190 percent and total airfreight ton miles have increased by 289 percent. Since 1997, flight delays have skyrocketed – doubling in only four years. These trends are expected to continue. In 1998, airline delays in the U.S. cost industry and passengers $4.5 billion — the equivalent of a 7 percent tax on every dollar collected by all the domestic airlines combined.

Every day, more than 7,500 aircraft crowd into Britain’s skies

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3 01 2011

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Father's app lets disabled son 'speak' thru iPad  (AP)

26 12 2010

AP – Victor Pauca will have plenty of presents to unwrap on Christmas, but the 5-year-old Winston-Salem boy has already received the best gift he’ll get this year: the ability to communicate.

UniFi installation guide, testing and reviews

7 12 2010

UniFi is Malaysia’s fastest internet service now. But it is still very slow if compared with the countries nearby.

Nevermind, we still can tolerate Malaysia’s slowness in internet infrastructure development and quality of services.

UniFi comes with HyppTV, which will become the main competitor to ASTRO. Hopefully it can force ASTRO to reduce it’s month subscription fee. But HyppTV doesn’t have many nice TV channels included. So ASTRO can still enjoy it’s huge profits for another few more years.

This is the actual setup of UniFi. Watch the part 1 video for installation and part 2 for it’s TV quality and channels available.

then….how do they install the Fibre Wall Socket (FWS) ? I found a video here

then, how fast is the speed? (This will depends on your package, your location and the time you test it)

ok, now we check out the UniFi users’ reviews:


so far, most users are happy with it.

But not many UniFi subscribers right now. So, when the number of users increase, it’s internet quality (speed and stability) maybe similar to streamyx.


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Uses iPhone surveillance to catch robbers at home

6 12 2010

Peter Chen was at work earlier this week when he saw something disturbing on his iPhone.

A man and a 17-year-old boy were robbing his San Jose home.

He could see it through a live feed of a security video camera he had set up and attached to his smartphone.

He called police.

Sandakan Death March 1942-1945

5 12 2010

The Sandakan Death Marches were a series of forced marches from Sandakan to Ranau which resulted in the deaths of more than 3,600 Indonesian civilian slave labourers and 2,400 Allied prisoners of war held captive by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific campaign of World War II at prison camps in North Borneo. By the end of the war, of all the prisoners who had been incarcerated at Sandakan and Ranau, only 6 Australians survived, all of whom had escaped. It is widely considered to be the single worst atrocity suffered by Australian servicemen during the Second World War.

More info and lots of photos at


5 12 2010

在《1937·南京真相》片中,许多内容都是第一次在电视片中披露,其中包括:第一次全景展现南京保卫战始末;第一次展示双方军队的作战命令、战斗详报和日军官兵的阵中日记;不少幸存者、见证者以及施暴者的回忆、信件和记录也是第一次被引证……通篇所有的史实、证据,都由日本老兵日记、法庭审判、幸存者讲述以及拉贝、魏特琳等当年在南京的外国人的记述中一一再现。 Read the rest of this entry »

Kota Kinabalu Web Design

5 12 2010

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Follow Santa's journey in Google Earth

3 12 2010

All the preparations for this year are in place! Come back each day to receive updates from the North Pole and to discover new surprises in the Kids’ Countdown Village.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s elves have been busier than usual this year preparing. Visit Santa’s Village to see what’s been going on, and join in on the fun!

Winning Entry from Wasson High School NORAD teamed up with a local school dictrict to bring more holiday cheer.

to track Santa, go here

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) main contractor bankrupt

1 12 2010

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The airport first began as a military airfield built by the Japanese occupying forces during World-War II. It was then known as Jesselton Airfield (Kota Kinabalu was previously known as Jesselton). Towards the end of the war, it suffered severe bombings by Allied Forces until the surrender of the Japanese army in 1945.

In mid 2005, the Malaysian government approved a project for major renovation and extension of KKIA worth RM1.4 billion. The project saw the 2,988 m (9,803 ft) runway extended to 3,780 m (12,402 ft) and the size of the main airport terminal building (Terminal 1) increased from 34,000 m2 (370,000 sq ft) to 87,000 m2 (940,000 sq ft). The new airport terminal building will be able to accommodate four Boeing 747s, one Airbus A330, seven Boeing 737s, three Fokker 50s and threeDorniers at any one time. It will also have 12 jetways for passenger use. The present air traffic control tower which is attached to the main terminal building will be demolished and will be replaced by a separate, stand alone tower. The whole project including the runway extension is scheduled to be completed by mid-2009.

When the overall project is completed, the airport will be able to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The airport will also be the second largest airport in Malaysia with an annual capacity of 12 million passengers — 9 million from Terminal 1 and 3 million from Terminal 2.

However, the main contractor for the KKIA project, businessman Tan Sri Dr Ting Pek Khiing, the former developer of the Bakun project via Ekran Bhd, has been declared a bankrupt on October 28 by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The News

The Transport Ministry will ensure the completion of the airport runway and Tanjung Aru flyover projects following the bankruptcy declaration against its contractor, Tan Sri Dr Ting Pek Khiing.

Dr Ting is Managing Director of Global Upline Sdn Bhd (GUSB) that was awarded the two mega projects here by the Government.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the State Government became worried following the bankruptcy move and sought advice from the Ministry.

“The Ministry promised to look for solutions (to complete the projects),” he said. Musa considered the runway project more important because it affected air traffic at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

“We hope the flyover can be completed soon, but our major concern is the runway as it affects other airlines landing in KKIA due to a lot of chartered flights from other countries.

Ting, 67, the developer of the Bakun Hydroelectric Project via Ekran Berhad, of which he is Executive Chairman, was declared a bankrupt after he withdrew his application for the bankruptcy order not to be enforced on him on Nov. 12.

Ting’s bankruptcy declaration follows a legal suit initiated in 2004 after he defaulted on a loan by Bank of Commerce Bhd. That loan was to part-finance his subscription of shares under Ekran’s rights issue in 1997.

As at July 2005, Ting owed some RM60.79 million to the bank.