Sunday, January 23, 2011

Experiment with a nice breakfast.

Full boiled water 100 degree celcius,
5 and 7 minutes no pass.
next to experiment is 9 minutes.
condition is under chilled.

Working on a perfect breakfast. yup. have a new thought of how to perfect a dish because want to stop rely on a tool to cook this. so to cook manually, gotta try many time to get this right.

Ceiling plastering skill

Last week, the ceiling plastering is so perfect, that cracks cannot be seen. wow. so good knowing skill is up again. hmm... just one note about plastering, is that it dries up fast. must remember to put water first before the powder.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Moon movie review

Recently finished watching a movie called “Moon”. It is a very simple movie but it has captured the attention of mine because in the middle of the movie, things get a bit complicated with the appearance of another Sam Bell. An astronaut, who is contracted to be on moon, is to tend to the harvesters loading and unloading of gas cartridges. It is explained in the beginning of the movie that a company called Lunar Industry has developed a way to harness the energy of the helium to become electrical so that energy is safe and clean. And the abundant source of helium can be found by harvesting it from the moon. The harvesters will go to the point of coordinate and begin harvesting the helium. When the harvesters are full, Sam has to drive to the harvester and collect the helium tank and send it back to earth where lunar industry will collect it and use for fusion. All things develop like clockwork until Sam develops hallucination and had a crash with the harvester while doing the check on a stalled harvester. The next moment, another Sam Bell wakes up. And this time, the Sam Bell is different. He found one harvester stalled (the one that sam bell had accident with) and wish to go out and check it out. In the space station it also has a Artificial Intelligent robot called gerty. His job is to take care of the chores around the space station such as cleaning up and washing and preparing meals for Sam. He also can talk and feel for Sam. At first, Sam is very confused that he is a clone. And wish to return back to earth.

Meanwhile, Lunar Industry sent out a so-called “rescue team” called eliza. Their mission is to visit the space station every 3 years and do a check and also to “collect Sam body” The clone Sam all has a life span of 3 years and every three years, a Sam will die, and the rescue team will go and clear up and start up a new clone. While the dying Sam is trying to get back to earth, the new Sam come up with a plan to get back to earth and also to finds ways to deceive the “rescue team” so that they will not find out the Sam who has escaped back to earth.

In this movie, the movie plot has lots of evidence in it so it looks real that many astronaut team has visited the space station. Only the last Sam mentioned and asked “How is it that every astronaut is able to do the wood shaping the same thing as the others? It was done halfway when you(dying Sam) get here and you continue on it. Who started it?”

So it occurred back. How is it that every astronaut is able to continue on the woodwork with the same theme? There must be the same person.

Things is sad when the dying Sam managed to make a call back to earth and realized that he is 15 years away from the earth instead of less than 3 years. And the original Sam is still back on earth. His wife Tess Bell is dead when he made the call but the video link that he received are later found to be recorded many years ago. Then Gerty showed dying Sam of how other the previous Sam Bell died and wanted to help both Sam.

Gerty is although a robot, but he can express his feeling of happiness, sadness through the face on a small TV. It displays the crying face when revealing to dying Sam who Sam really is and what is his purpose. And his purpose is to keep on working till he die at the end of three years and another clone will replace him.

Moon is a good movie for those who enjoys science fiction and the writer of the movie came up with a plot that not I can think of.


Electrical Flash

Had a shocking experience of electrical flash today. Was checking on a burning smell and found a molded current circuit breaker smoking. When using a test-pen to try to trip the breaker, a huge bright spark with a loud bang gave quite a shock. For a mere seconds, I was stunned because it really happens too fast that requires time to think again for the next step. So once the electrical supply is isolated, I handed it over to the professional who will assess the damages and do the rectification. Think there is insurance claim for the loss of income also. Hmm….


Monday, January 03, 2011

Paper waste?

Papers papers papers

How many people have come across the TODAY and My paper’s distribution? As I step off Raffles Place every morning, I can just see the way the papers are being issued out. Out the station, both sides, numerous stacks of My paper are issued. And up the escalator, the Mediacorp staff issuing the Today paper also in numerous stacks. And in the afternoon lunchtime, they return and issues more papers. And best of all, it is free……

What pictures are we looking at? People hunger for information, or a sight of how natural resources are being mutilated? As you go out into the stations all over SG, how many people are actually queuing up for the free issues of the papers? And look carefully at the people who are receiving the papers, are they old people or some just take plastic bag, grab a paper, and return to the queue for another round and another round of receiving? Some are people who grab the paper as much as they can and bring home to sell, or recycle, thinking that it would not only bring extra income, they also help to save the environment.

When the paper goes to the recycling center, how much energy and waters are actually required to initiate the process of recycling? How is it that these informations cannot be made available to the info-tech savvy people by uploading it to the iphone or blackberry or the ebook so they can read it digitally, and just delete it after reading. Isn’t it a better alternative? Why people are keeping on publishing the papers and giving it free, only to end up in the rubbish bin, and on raining days, these papers are even in higher demand so that everyone can use it as a shelter to cover their head on raining days.

And then again, think of this questions, some buildings around SG have a TODAY or My paper stand for the newspaper man to put the newspaper so that patrons can pick a copy themselves in the afternoon. And by night, what happens to the uncollected newspaper? Where do they go to? Are they simply thrown away? Or keep for the wasterpaper collector? How many papers are wasted in the process?

Two years ago, I actually wrote to the AXS about the feasibility of downloading the newspaper in digital form to the handphones, probably free of charge via infra-red. But it looks like there are technical issues so it wasn’t carried out. In the age of the Iphones, it looks like digital downloads can be made available so probably one day, SPH and Mediacorp can starts to reduce on the paper printing.


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