Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Anomaly

It is a fact that 1% of the population in the world holds the majority of the wealth.
In probability distribution wealth should be evenly distributed thus on graph it suppose to be a normal curve as below:

X- axis will be the level of how wealthy a person is while Y axis is the number of people. Naturally, the nature of the universe, the representation wealth should be as depict in a form of a bell curve. The left represent the outliers for the extremely poor. The other end, for the rich. However, as for now, it is not the case.
Current situation is depicted as below:
The number of poor is almost as much or if not more than the middle class. Some factors must have cause the disturbance of this "normal distribution" that systematically direct the flow of the wealth to that 1 percent of people.

Something to ponder on this "unnatural" occurrence.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The story of a Man

Alone was a man sat in a forest. Drown in sadness. Animals came to him and said, "We do not want to see you sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it". The man said, "I want to have a good sight". Eagle replied, "You shall have mine". The man said, "I want to be strong". Elephant said, "You shall be strong like mine". Then the man said, "I have long to know the secrets of the earth". The serpent replied, "I will show them to you". It went to all the other animals. When the man had all the gifts that they(the animals) could give, he left. Then the owl said to the other animals. Now the man knows much and able to do so many things. The deer said, "The man has all that he needs, now his sadness will stop". The owl said, "No.... I saw a hole in man, deep like a hunger he will never fill, it is what make him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking until the day the world say: I am no more and I have nothing left to give you".

Power, fame, money, technologies, stature...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The once given, none taken Part II

Now, the lender ask you to give them a fraction piece of "diamond" you have in order to get the money they lend to you and if you are late in giving that fraction piece of "diamond" or you do not have any "diamond" at all, the lender will stop lending you money for a while or stop lending you at all and start asking you to pay back what you have borrowed.

Here is the "Billion Dollar" question ladies and gentlemen.

You give the lender their "diamond", on TIME but they sometime, lend you the money LATE.
If you are late, you know you'll be managing your consequences for months. But, lets turn the table. What will happen?
Something to ponder upon while "hunting" food for dinner. :D

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The past, present and future

How technology advancements change our way of life you say?

In the past people hunt animal for lunch, now we hunt for seats to eat our lunch.

In the past people travel for hours or even days to find food and trade, now we sit doing nothing for hours in car at the same time money wasted on petrol when traffic jams.

In between eating and traveling how technology changes our holiest, revered and personal activity of all? Praying… Well, there’s a glimpse of how we will pray in the future if we are complacent now. For programmers, ever wonder how algorithms and repetition capability help in praying?


What's this all about?

Choose which religion you follow. Then a page which describes how this "automated" praying system will do. Choose type of prayer you want. Then, finally choose method of payment to subscribe to this incredible and wonderful "automated" system. Note, they accept paypal, probably MOL too... heh...

PS. They say, 10% of the subscription fee will be donated to selected charity organization. This implies 90% of it goes to their pocket.

One thing that cracks me up the most..

If it's too small let me quote. "All Muslim prayers are voiced in English, with computer speakers facing Mecca". Hmm... Shouldnt the whole computer system(server rack, laptops, desktop or whatever they running the software on) facing Mecca?

For those who are interested, click here.

Something to ponder..... about technology..

The LIKE and the equal (=) .... sql

Ever wonder the effects of LIKE 'variable' and = ' variable ' in sql statement?
| departmentID | name |
| 1 | Test Department |
| 2 | Test Department22222 |
| 3 | Test3333 Department2 |
| 4 | Test55555 Department |
| 5 | test |
mysql> select * from department where name LIKE 'test@@@';
Empty set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select * from department where name='test@@@';

| departmentID | name |
| 5 | test |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

@ = spaces

Moral of the story?
Use the function that ACCURATELY fits your needs. If not, you'll do more debugging than programming.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The once given, none taken

In the event where someone gives you something, naturally, you have to appreciate and be thankful what you were given and never ask for more.

In the event where someone lends you something and you have to return the amount you have borrowed, you have to be thankful and never ask for more.

In the event where someone lends you something and you have to return the amount you borrowed by working three to four years based on what you borrowed(the lender gain more from what they lend to you), you have to be thankful and DEFINITELY you have to ask them to lend you the money ON TIME.