24 April 2003

nikon e2500, f/4.5, iso-100, 1/500, +1, posterized

ke manggarai itu lewat mana ya bang?

"lewat sono, dek..." jawabnya sambil menunjukkan arah dengan penuh semangat...

orang bikin patung kok ya sampe miring begitu yak?
cool stuff..

22 April 2003

white house press briefing with ari fleischer, tuesday, april 22, 2003 - 12:30 pm

mokhiber: msnbc reported this week that israel's nuclear weapons arsenal rivals that of france and britain. given that arsenal, does the president support syria's call to make the middle east a region free of weapons of mass destruction?

ari fleischer: the united states has always supported the middle east as a region free of weapons of mass destruction, lester.

mokhiber: if i could follow up. does israel have nuclear weapons?

ari fleischer: that's a question you need to ask to israel, lester.

[asking the israelis to confirm their possesion of wmd? ... as if that is unknown already.. o, daddy... may i laugh my *ss off for that kind of answer? lol]

21 April 2003

related to april, 21st day... here is a news from gender-equality department :

women were just as good as men at virtual navigation when they had a large computer display. ... a standard monitor gives a viewing angle of about 35°. with a larger screen, giving a viewing angle of 70°, women navigated better. and with two screens delivering a 100° angle, women matched men's spatial abilities. "the gender difference simply disappeared," says [d expert] [more details]

maybe this is why while i feel a.o.k with that 29" tv at home, my wife has been banging my head instead, asking me to upgrade the tv to 34" or more... i guess i have to blame this headache to d 'women's lack of normal spatial viewing ability'.... no pun intended ;)
after a possible move to syria has been condemned, it looks like u.s. is still agressive on north korea.... it is indeed true that north korea may have wmd (weapon of mass destruction)... the word is still may, while it is ironic that wmd facilities on israel is barely noticed by public knowledge..

and talk about democracy in iraq, what if this democracy would result that u.s. will be asked by the iraqis to leave iraq... will they go?


nice propaganda poster, dude :)

one whisper from d hush-hush department said, some multi-millions dollars has been promised to pour to aceh should aceh could get its independence from indonesia... these million dollars would directly be invested on natural-resource processing sector. for one factory in this sector, the amount could reach from ten to hundred mills... [while the money is not that big for a company within that sector, the amount surely will boost d capability for generating products, thus support d ability for aceh to grow as a natural resource producer] the interesting part is that, the money would come not from europe, uk, nor us.. but from one middle east country with a history as a place for g.a.m. military training some years ago...

imho, that figures why birokrat aceh saat ini ribut soal 'apa perlu orang aceh jadi anak nakal dahulu untuk bisa mendapatkan bagian dana apbn yang lebih besar?'... imho lagi, the core to aceh is about money.. or in a more noble way to say it, its about economic fairness between aceh and jakarta..

20 April 2003

krupuk mlarat.. krupuk mlarat... nama yang hina dina buat satu snack, yang ternyata rasanya oke banget!.. :) konon, benda itu digoreng menggoenakan pasir... entah benar entah nggak... yang pasti, makanin benda itu pagi ini (dibawa novizky dari bandung), rasanya smack my head sampai menggelinding balik ke jaman batoe...

jaman waktu masih es-de bermain main di atas pohon pete cina (sampe merah-merah kena ulet bulu sekoedjoer badan), kejar-kejaran sama sepupu di pematang sawah... dan kalo dah cape, ya itu, makan ranginang atawa kerupuk yang satu itu...

gimana kabarnya ya sepupu-sepupu gue yang masih setia tinggal di pondok sederhana di antara sawah milik keluarga?

ah... i miss my kampoeng..

19 April 2003

had the trip to carita with neng, mouse, nining and wawa from thursday to friday.. brought kodak pocket camera and d old sony hdcam.. trying to take some composition using kodak, and resulting to have a wish.. to have that g3 righthererightnow..

woke up at 5:45am this morning.. having the last thursday as a leave day, i guess these 4 days are avewylongweekend indeed...

went to da library di kampus.. finding the right materials for proceeding with that th*sis thing...

ke fotokopi deket parkiran motor buat motokopi bahan-bahan.. some couple hundred pages... ngantri pulak... so i guess that means i'm happily stuck in this warnet for some hours then...

checking some blog on blogspot... i guess i've missed a lot on this one.. dan kok yang ini mati?.. kenapa, ly?

btw, i wish to remind my self to always drive safely... leave that ego behind (or better leave it in your blog :)... this tought pooped out from my head as i remember kemarin sepulang dari carita, mouse yang galant tuanya mogok di pinggir tol tepat selepas pintu cikupa bercerita.. selama satu setengah jam nungguin koil mesinnya mendingin, ada dua mobil parkir dibelakang yang begitu keduanya berhenti, kedua pengemudi langsung keluar dari kendaraan masing-masing dan rightthere berbaku hantam ondaspot... gedebak gedebuk serasa di panggung wbc..

weleh.. i wish i was there, mus... nonton buat memuaskan hasrat vandalism yang ngumpet di sudut kepala ini.. lol...

16 April 2003

toys for big boys
this is toy #1... it works and has been 'legalized' too... :)

ain't life beatifull?
this is toy #2...

boys with toys
dude, are having fun yet?

15 April 2003

ternyata wheel chair pintar itu sudah ada yang coba mbikin... pakai rt-linux... tapi mungkin itu bukan wheel chair ya... soalnya dari skematiknya kayaknya benda itu dibikin ground-up from scratch...
si zainal tuh lucky banget euy... setelah dapet kabar lolos tahap satu buat beasiswa panasonic, dia langsung coba kontak-kontak satu professor di jepang yang bidang studinya dia minati... si profesor kemudian cross-check postur si zainal ke senior zainal yang ternyata satu bagian dengan si professor itu di uni tsb... hasilnya, zainal kemudian dapet approval dari si prof dan direcommend buat drop beasiswa panasonic (dengan pertimbangan si professor bahwa beasiswa yg itu industrial oriented dan butuh lebih banyak resource buat akses bahan-bahan studi).. si profesor menyarankan zainal untuk ambil beasiswa monbusho instead..

si aip pun kemudian terpicu buat nyelesaiin th*sisnya yang terlunta-lunta itu...

ndi.. kalo gue bisa dapetin kesempetan kayak si zen, topik apa ya yang bisa diambil?... kalo boleh mimpi, ndi.. maunya sih mendalami distributed computing... to unleash the idle power of corporate intranet.. atawa ngoprek dunia robotika.. yg kalo dibayangin, hasil akhirnya adalah sebuah alat/benda yg berupa mini pc atawa embedded system yang jika ditempelkan ke satu ordinary wheel chair, si wheel chairnya langsung ter-upgrade buat bisa diatur kiri-kanan-depan-belakang via joystick (atawa remote control ala mr. bean), thus terintegrasi ke peta via gps, thus fall-safe (bisa gak ya wheel-chair dipasangi giroskop a'la segway?).. targetnya harga benda ini tidak mahal sehingga bisa dibuat secara mass production di negara dunia ketiga...

nice dream, ip.. tapi jangan mimpi jauh-jauh dulu, ip.. kelarin aja dulu thesis lo yang udah terlambat 4 bulan itu.. :)

dude.. you are so annoying, but still.. you are so d*mn right... bah... :P

11 April 2003

psy-op war?.. watta... err.. what is that?

this maybe an example... the toppling of saddam's statue

while rumsfled said the picture was 'breathtaking', the actual people there were only 200...

and this is maybe also :



while reuters informs readers about the pic as "an iraqi man greets advancing u.s. marines on the way to the centre of iraqi capital baghdad. april 9, 2003. reuters/oleg popov", that man is actually part of inc, iraq opposition force based on u.s...

yep dude.. talk about media brainwash... sigh..

09 April 2003

so baghdad has fallen.. so when are you going to 'free' syria, mr bush? ... and which country is next?

anak nekad

nice picture, ndi.. but i really dont think it's real.. these things can only happen in a dream...

a wet dream, ip?
hujan lagi di pancoran..

hujan hari ini merata gak ya ndi? atau sama seperti dua hujan terakhir, di cawang hujan deras tapi di slipi malah malam terang benderang..

hujan plus angin.. di luar jendela, pohon entah-apa-namanya-tapi- bunganya-seperti-kertas-merah-dan-oranye bergoyang keras, kiri dan kanan mencoba mengikuti arah angin...

i suddenly feel so cold, ndi.. so cold it feels like sadness..

08 April 2003

are we blind?

  1. which country alone in the middle east has nuclear weapons?
  2. which country in the middle east refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and bars international inspection?
  3. which country in the middle east seized sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of u.n. security council resolutions?
  4. which country in the middle east created 760,000 refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses it confiscated?
  5. which country in the middle east is in defiance of many u.n. security council resolutions and yet protected by u.s. vetoes?
  6. which country confiscated almost 750,000 acres of land from the million acres comprising the west bank and gaza strip?
  7. which country in the middle east has demolished 7000 homes, killed over 400 school children?
  8. which country in the middle east refuses to prosecute it's soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
  9. which country in the middle east had a high ranking u.n. diplomat assassinated?
  10. which country on this planet has the second most powerful lobby force in the u.s. according to a recent fortune magazine survey of washington insiders?
  11. which country receives over $5 billion aid each year from the u.s.? (more than the whole of africa)

the answer is surely not iraq...
it took 56 hours for this machine to cr*ck des 56 challenge...

07 April 2003

as akan adili saddam karena kejahatan perang
reporter : dian intannia

detikcom - jakarta, amerika serikat (as) berencana akan menggelar pengadilan terhadap irak karena telah melakukan kejahatan perang dan juga menyeret presiden saddam husein untuk diadili. namun as tidak tertarik untuk membawa kasus tersebut ke mahkamah internasional.

asisten khusus kehakim militer as w. hays parks seperti yang dikutip reuters menyatakan pengadilan tersebut bisa ditangani oleh komisi militer as, pengadilan militer, atau dalam pengadilan sipil.

parks menuduh pemerintahan irak telah melanggar konvensi jeneva dan sejumlah peraturan perang lainnya. pihaknya mengklaim memiliki 3 bukti pelanggaran yang dilakukan irak.

pelanggaran pertama, seperti yang disiarkan televisi irak pada 23 maret 2003 lalu, dianggap telah melanggar kesepakatan. dalam gambar tersebut diperlihatkan tubuh-tubuh serdadu yang berserakan di lantai sementara tentara irak menyeret serdadu as itu.

pelanggaran kedua berhubungan dengan interogasi yang dilakukan tentara irak terhadap 5 orang tawanan perang. interogasi tersebut juga ditayangkan di sebuah stasiun televisi.

dan pelanggaran ketiga dilakukan tentara irak karena dengan sengaja mengibarkan bendera putih pertanda menyerah yang kemudian mengecoh tentara koalisi dan menghamburkan peluru ke arah tentara koalisi.

duta besar untuk kejahatan perang as, pierre richard prosper mengatakan bahwa sejumlah pelanggaran yang dilakukan irak akibat perlawanan yang dilakukan irak terhadap tentara as.

“kami percaya kami memiliki kedaulatan untuk mengeksekusi kasus ini,” kata prosper.

ia menambahkan bahwa hingga kini mahkamah internasional belum diperlukan. bahkan menurutnya, sekutu as, yaitu inggris memilik hak yang sama untuk mengadili irak.
(mar)

hey... how about us' own geneva convention violation?..

knock knock!.. helloooooo?
d development server is being shut down, so i guess doing some browsing is fine.. looking at antique material of computer early development... computer user club... or should i say computer assembler club... found one ironic apple ad... i guess that shows it was indeed a valleyfull of pirates :)

btw, locutus of borg tonight in indosiar, 9:30pm... hmmm.. expecting to prepare apple juice with ice and indomie goreng tuk nemenin nonton... yummy...

06 April 2003

iraq war index

77: percentage of americans who support military action against any country believed to be linked to 9/11 terrorist attacks, even if innocent civilians are killed in those countries.

69: in a 2002 poll, percentage of americans who said they believe iraq has nuclear weapons.

0: number of nuclear warheads in iraq.

53.9: estimated number of u.s. troops over the age of 20 deemed to be overweight by federal obesity standards.

$850 billion: estimated military spending in the world in 2002.

50: percentage spent by u.s.

0.0015: percentage spent by iraq.

50 per cent: spending increase on u.s. national defense projected between 2000 and 2007.

320 metric tonnes: amount of depleted uranium left in region after 1991 gulf war.

200,000: estimated number of u.s. soldiers said to be suffering from gulf war syndrome.

700: between 1991 and 94, percentage increase in cancer rates in iraq.

1 in 6: chance the u.s. bombed iraq on any given day last year.

9: percentage of u.s. munitions dropped during the first gulf war that were classified as precision-guided.

75: percentage used during current war.

98: during the first gulf war, the reported "success rate" (or percentage of accurate strikes) by tomahawk cruise missiles.

10: pentagon's estimated "success rate" after the war ended.

$750,000: unit cost of one tomahawk cruise missile.

725: by thursday morning, number of tomahawks used in iraq.

6: of the 10-member commission created to investigate the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the number who have direct links to the airline industry.

$3 million: budget given to commission.

$9 billion: estimated monthly cost for u.s. to sustain war in iraq.

$100 billion: estimated cost of iraq "reconstruction."

$7.4 billion: amount u.s. will spend on missile defense research and development this year.

70: the percentage increase in wealth gap between the top 10 per cent of american families with highest incomes and the 20 per cent of families with lowest incomes between 1998 and 2001.

400: number of french products and companies suggested for boycott on several web sites.

18: number of times france has invoked its veto in united nations history.

76: number of times the u.s. has used its veto.

1,200: number of american historians who signed a petition last year demanding the bush administration respect the u.s. constitution with respect to declaration of war.

54 to 67: by 2020, estimated percentage of crude oil that will come from persian gulf.

2: as a measure of proven oil reserves, ranking of iraq among all countries.

6: percentage of the world's population living in the u.s.

30: percentage of the world's energy resources used in the u.s.

89: percentage of americans who rely on television as their first source of news during war in iraq.

92: between sept. 14, 2002 and feb. 7, 2003, percentage of news stories airing on nbc, abc and cbs that originated directly from white house, pentagon or state department.

67: between march 25 and 27, percentage of u.s. television viewers who said they felt "sad watching the war coverage."

83: percentage of u.s. television viewers who say they now want a return to entertainment programming.

236,202: the number of times osama bin laden was mentioned in international media reports between sept. 11, 2001 and sept. 11, 2002.

57, 667: the number of times osama bin laden was mentioned between sept. 11, 2002 and today.

66,648: the number of times saddam hussein was mentioned between sept. 11, 2001 and sept. 11, 2002.

225,147: the number of times saddam hussein was mentioned between sept. 11, 2002 and today.

oct. 2, 2002: date the american gulf war veterans association called for the resignation of u.s. defense secretary donald rumsfeld after he denied the u.s. sent biological weapons to iraq during the 1980s.

38: in a 2002 poll, percentage of americans who said canada should be annexed.

13: percentage of americans between the ages of 18 and 24 who could find iraq on a map prior to the war.

16,000: number of inactive military ranges in the u.s. that have unexploded munitions that pose serious environmental hazards.

1.5 million: number of internet "hits" the iraq body count web site has had since the war began.

52: percentage of these visitors who are from the united states.

50: percentage of weapons entering the global market that come from american firms.

10: percentage of u.s. military spending that would provide global population with basic necessities.

1: number of countries that have used nuclear weapons against another country.

03 April 2003