Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yahoo News Extracts : Behold the awesome power of the fire tornado

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The end is near? ! Firestorm in Brazil.

[ An extract from Yahoo! News ]

It turns out that "firestorm" isn't just a figure of speech.

In a scene that looks like something straight out of the Book of Revelation, brushfires in Brazil combined with strong wind gusts to spark a tornado of fire. The bizarre weather event trailed flames in its wake as it touched down in the town of Aracatuba and around its surrounding countryside. Aracatuba hasn't seen any rain in three months.

The flames brought traffic to a halt on a nearby road then disappeared. One local citizen caught the fearsome spectacle on camera. You can watch the raw footage below:

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yahoo News Extracts : Hangman's hardest word discovered

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I bet many of you had played Hangman before.

But, what is the hardest world in hangman? It may be quite surprising to you; it is a very simple word, Read On...


What’s the hardest word to solve in Hangman?

If you guessed some freak of linguistics like “onomatopoeia,” “dybbuk,” or “benzodiazepine,” you’re barking up entirely the wrong arboriform growth.

Take it from Jon McLoone, director of business development for Wolfram Research, the company behind popular mathematical modeling tool Mathematica. McLoone was inspired to investigate the English language’s hardest-to-guess word after his six-year-old daughter asked him how she could beat her Hangman computer game.

To find out, McLoone wrote a program that would play Hangman with all 90,000 words in the dictionary, attempting to guess each one in a semi-random way similar to a method a good human player might use. In total, he simulated some 15 million Hangman games, tying up several office PCs for a weekend in the process.

“Difficult,” for example, isn’t very difficult to guess at all, taking on average 3.3 wrong guesses per game -- not even close to losing. Contrary to his expectations, McLoone found that shorter words were harder to guess than longer words, and the fewer pieces you use in your Hangman drawing, the truer that gets.

And the hardest of all? “Jazz,” which topped the rankings in all the variations of the basic game he tried.

McLoone also lists the top 25 hardest Hangman words, according to his program. Words with double Zs or Fs, like “buzzer” or “faff” rank high, but he suggests players pick longer words to fool their opponents.

“You can’t beat “powwowing,” “bowwowing,” and “huzzahing” for entertainment,” he suggests.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Empire Hotel Subang Jaya

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On the 21st of June 2010, a new hotel empire has emerged in Subang Jaya;

I bet many of you might have seen or heard of the Empire Shopping Gallery.
Well, if I'm not mistaken, both are from the same management.

Okay, back to the topic,

The hotel's interior is more of a contemporary design.

The room

It's uniquely narrow walkway reminds me of a scene in Inception.

The bed;

It even comes with an iPod Dock! ( iPod not included) lol.

For more info >>

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Review : Inception

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Even though the movie's plot  is rather confusing, but it is very INTERESTING!

This film is directed by Christopher Nolan; the director of The Dark Knight. 

Acted by Leonardo DiCaprio. 

The storyline goes by Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. (Source: Warner Brothers)

If you like Vantage PointDeJaVu or those kinds of movies, you'll love this!

Good movie, interesting storyline & plot. But, you might have to really listen & watch in order to really understand the film.

Great scores & graphics. 

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 4.25/5
Graphics* : 4/5
OVERALL : 9/10.

Trailer : 

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)