Archive for June, 2010

Mercedes V10 Quad Turbo

Posted on 6 June 2010. Filed under: canggihlaksana |

Are the United Arab Emirate states being over-the-top extravagant when purchasing super luxury cars? Word has it that an Abu Dhabi billionaire is the proud owner of a Mercedes V10 Quad Turbo sports job that has a body made of white gold! Not gold paint, but gold alloy sheet metal. Do these kinds of luxuries find any parallel with the similarly over-the-top “eco” projects happening in the region, like The World islands and Masdar City?

The specially made car features a newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque. It is said to be able to go from 0-100km/h in less than 2 seconds, and can go a 1/4 mile in 6.89 seconds running on biofuel. But seriously folks, is it even relevant to talk about biofuel in the face of such an item?

Cost of this “jewelry store on wheels” is reported to be $2.5 million – or enough money to feed the poorer populations of many Arab countries for months.

Oil rich Emirates in the UAE have been known to spend large sums of money on all kinds of extravagant projects including what has been billed as the largest and most expensive indoor ski complex in the world, Ski Dubai; the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa Tower (all 158 stories of it) Abu Dhabi’s now being constructed luxurious Al Reem Island (said to be a playground for the wealthy); and what may be the only truly environmental sustainable project, Masdar City, which is also in the early stages of construction.

Luxury at the expense of poorer Arabs

All of these, including the car of course, are at the expense of millions of people throughout the Muslim world who go to bed hungry every night; and many of these people (from countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, and even Jordan) work in the UAE on these projects for incomes ranging from as little as $4 a day.

It appears that only the wealthy can afford to purchase properties in these places, or spend the night in hotels that can run as much as $25,000 a night for a luxurious suite in Dubai’s Burg Al Arab ultra luxurious hotel tower. It makes us wonder what good could be done if just some of the money spent on these projects had been used for the good of the regional environment.

And while the much touted Masdar City is being marketed as “an example for other countries”; other projects, especially Dubai’s island community extravaganza The World, may turn out to be the region’s economic and environmental downfall, due to severe problems from both aspects.

Getting back to the “solid gold Mercedes” it does have one redeeming quality; its 1,600 HP engine is designed to run on biofuels. But throwing in words and ideas like LEED-certified building and biofuel does not make a construction project or car environmental friendly. It’s just using the good deeds of the environment movement to get some good PR.

Want to convert your Mercedes to biofuel? No problem. Follow this handy resource “converting diesel mercedes to biofuel” and save yourself $2.5 million dollars.

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Tahukah anda bahawa telefon bimbit anda sedikit sebanyak boleh membantu dikala kecemasan.

Posted on 6 June 2010. Filed under: canggihlaksana |

Banyak perkara yang boleh anda lakukan,antaranya : –

1) NOMBOR KECEMASAN
– Sentiasa ingat bahawa nombor kecemasan untuk semua telefon adalah 112.Jika anda dalam kecemasan dan berada dikawasan tiada liputan untuk semua talian telefon bimbit yang anda gunakan, cuba dail nombor kecemasan 112.Ia boleh digunakan walaupun di kawasan yang tiada liputan dan lebih menarik lagi,ia boleh terus didail walaupun papan kekunci telefon bimbit anda dikunci ( Keypad lock ) .

2) KERETA TERKUNCI
– Pernahkah anda tertinggal kunci kereta dalam kereta dan kereta anda ketika itu terkunci dari luar.Mesti anda lakukan pelbagai cara untuk mendapatkan kembali kunci bagi membuka semula kereta anda.Jangan risau,telefon bimbit boleh membantu,tapi bagi kereta yang menggunakan system penggera ( alarm ) sahaja . Caranya,cuba anda hubungi seseorang yang berada di rumah.Minta dia ambilkan kunci pendua kereta anda.Kemudian pegang telefon bimbit anda dari jarak kira-kira 30 sm ( satu kaki ) dari kereta yang terkunci itu.Minta pula keluarga atau teman di rumah menekan punat ‘ ON ‘ pada kunci pendua kereta dan pastikan dia menekan dengan mendekatkan pada telefon bimbitnya.Pasti kereta anda tidak terkunci lagi,malah ia boleh dilakukan dari jarak beratus-ratus kilometer dari tempat kereta anda berada.Kerana itu juga,penting untuk anda menyimpan kunci pendua atau meminta orang yang anda percayai untuk menyimpannya. Penting juga penggunaan telefon bimbit dalam keadaan sebegini.Kaedah ini memang berkesan kerana beberapa orang telah mencubanya.

3) KUASA BATERI TERSEMBUNYI
– Mungkin ramai tidak tahu,telefon bimbit yang telah kehabisan bateri masih boleh digunakan dalam keadaan kecemasan kerana ia mempunyai fungsi untuk menyimpan bateri tambahan. Bayangkan jika bateri telefon bimbit anda sudah terlalu lemah atau mati sedangkan anda perlu melakukan panggilan penting atau berada dalam kecemasan. Telefon bimbit jenis Nokia didatangkan dengan bateri simpanan.Untuk mengatifkannya, tekan kekunci ‘ *3370# ‘ . Telefon bimbit anda akan berjaya dihidupkan semula dan skrin telefon akan memberitahu telefon tentang penambahan kuasa bateri sebanyak 50 peratus.Kuasa tambahan ini juga akan dicas semula bila anda mengecas telefon bimbit anda .

4) TELEFON KENA CURI
– Bagaimana jika telefon bimbit anda dicuri.Anda boleh menjadikan ia tidak dapat diaktifkan dengan menekan nombor siri yang terdapat di telefon bimbit anda,sila dail *#06# dan 15 digit nombor siri telefon bimbit anda akan tertera di skrin.Nombor ini adalah unik untuk setiap telefon bimbit. Catatkan nombor siri ini dan simpannya di tempat Selamat.Bila telefon bimbit anda dicuri,anda boleh hubungi pusat servis telefon bimbit anda dan berikannya kod nombor siri tersebut.Mereka kemudiannya akan mengunci system dalam telefon bimbit anda dan sesiapa sahaja yang mencurinya pasti hampa kerana walaupun kad simnya telah ditukar,dia tidak akan berupaya mengaktifkan kembali telefon bimbit tersebut.Jadi, walaupun ia di curi,namun sekurang-kurangnya anda berpuas hati kerana si pencuri takkan boleh menggunakannya ataupun menjualnya

Sumber: http://halaqah.net/v10/index.php?topic=8623.0

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