Saturday, November 12, 2005

Who says that scientist can't do comedy?

Tin Foil Hat Research @ MIT

Here's a lil history on the tin foil..

Tin-Foil Hat

lol.. :)

7 Comments:

At 8:55 pm, Anonymous malaysia is no future country said...

First of all, are we (the non-malays, that is) really to believe that the government will abolish or tone down the New Economic Policy in the near future? We must be realistic, if you have the right to buy a property at a discount and have scholarships for your children, would you let go of these rights?

With Chinese population dwindling in Malaysia, what needs to be done depends on the Chinese themselves.

There is nothing wrong with the brain drain. In fact, we should encourage our children to move to Singapore, Taiwan, China etc. if we disagree with Malaysian government policies that are based on race and religion.

When it comes to the matter of the dwindling number of Chinese Malaysians, we should talk about quality, not quantity.

We should resolve why the Chinese-Malaysian population is reducing. Official figures have more than one million Chinese Malaysians emigrating over the past 25 years. Why did they emigrate? I am sure the government knows.

Straight A students can't get scholarships or university places. Nothing new, it is been that way for the past 35 years. Nowadays, even enlightened malay Malaysians are speaking up on this injustice. The MCA and Gerakan? Busy making money from private colleges.

What is so great about having TAR College or Utar which took more than 35 years of begging? Why should it be so difficult to set up an independent university when we have scores of public ones?

While we push young talented people away, other countries notably Singapore, the US and Australia welcome them with open arms.

Is it logical that we drive away our young talented ones and then invite retired Mat Sallehs to live here and exploit our low-cost of living?

Singapore's success in particular owes much to these ex-Malaysians or their descendants including Hon Sui Sen, Goh Keng Swee, Goh Chok Tong, just to name a few.

About 30 percent of top management in both Singapore's government and corporate sector are ex-Malaysians. We export them so that Singapore can compete with, and then whack us.

Korea and Taiwan, both way behind us in the 70s and 80s are now way ahead. Thailand is breathing down our necks.

Sadly, there is just no integrity in the nation's leadership.

 
At 2:05 am, Blogger nUtZ` said...

Dude.. wrong topic

 
At 6:50 pm, Anonymous bad fire said...

The malays are a truly hypocrite bunch of people. All this bullshit about the 'freedom of religion' as only appears to apply to anyone but not the malays!

The malays have made Islam such a hated religion with many man-made laws and impositions, all to suit their own convenience, and yet they claim to be 'Islamic' without even practicing the religion as it was intended to be practiced.

If Malaysia only wants Islam, then get rid of all the other races and live truly as 'Malay'sia, and see the country being destroyed by brainless malays monkeys in a matter of one year!

Why can't all races live in harmony? Why must anything that is related to Islam be such a huge contentious issue?

What the hell is the Syariah Court? These so-called Syariah 'lawyers' are a joke to the legal profession. The travesty of justice in Malaysia regarding converts to Islam especially is demeaning and a pathetic joke.

The Federal Court which is the supreme legal authority in Malaysia is 'impotent' against this useless Syariah Court when it comes to matters dealing with conversion! What absolute rubbish!

The malays are nothing but over-zealous hypocrites who don't even understand Islam in the proper context, let alone profess to practice it!

If malays want to progress in the world, you malays will have to rid the notion of God and your religion. It is your backward religion that is holding you back from every strata.

Look at Muslim countries. They are absolutely backwards in every aspect, living in the most poverty-ridden corners. But when it comes to religion, and building mosques which is half empty always, they build the best ones. Ignoring the poor people who live in shacks.

In Malaysia there is a mosque about every 100km and now they are built along the main streets of all towns. Is it to prove that you malays are so very religious? You malays think that every one has only sex in their mind all the time! This is a fault that undermines humans.

Now you malays have to rid your backward religion and go forward. And you malays must learn to accept that there is no God but dog.

Malaysia will never achieve developed status, certainly not with the malays. At least Mahathir built two tall structures that got the attention of the world, as he knew that the intellectual 'capabilities' of the malays were as good as a cow in the padi field, regardless of any kind of miracle!

Despite all that the Malaysia government has been doing for the malays for ages, the malays are still way behind in terms of everything. They are lazy and have become so accustomed to handouts that they refuse to work to earn an honest living.

It is very sad. Why can't all races compete fairly? Remove all the barriers and ensure free competition based on merit and capability, rather than by race. Will that ever happen?

Everything in Malaysia is a joke when it comes to the malays. They are laughed at by everyone in this world for being incompetent, lazy, useless morons.

Be like Raja Petra……….a self-made man to be proud of, also a malay that is objective and can distinguish right from wrong.

 
At 6:53 pm, Anonymous the model racist nation said...

Malaysia is now regarded as the sick man of South-East Asia. Even foreign direct investment has deserted us for China, India, Thailand and even Vietnam. Eventually, Indonesia will also surpass us.

Then maybe we have to send our people to work there as maids or in the Indonesia plantation. It seems the role will be reverse and those working in Indonesia may have to remit money for our folks in Malaysia.

Thus, the country will lose out in the entire field in 10 or 20 years time. Then we have only African countries to compare. Even the African countries will overtake us and we are left alone with all the white elephant buildings. Be proud of the form and structure only.

The mistakes of BN policies were that, they did not invest in people. In order to compete, investing in people is the most important competitive advantage a nation could have. When talking about investing in people, it tends to focus to one race only due to the affirmative policy. The outcome from this race is not favourable also.

When we ask monkeys to lead our country. Look at the number of failed projects. If you examine the management system carefully, they are usually led by people who do not have the expertise in the said fields.

Take education for example. It is Umno who decides the policy. The saddest part is those involved are not academicians. They themselves are under achiever academically. Similarly the other fields are managed by blokes.

It won't stop there if the government still want to protect malays interest only. Policy such as NEP will only bring us trouble. Instead of moving forward, the government choose to stop just to wait for one race.

Abolish the stupid NEP. They are not producing malay elites, contrary they are enriching a few idiots and depriving a whole lot of malays.

Even if these malays can get entry into University Malaya, so what? The quality of education is so bad, public and private sector shun them. Their professional degrees are useless as the global market doesn't even recognize Malaysia medical and engineering degrees.

Look at Singapore, they have malays too, but do they suffer? Not only they did not suffer but they able to stand on their own and compete against other races. Sadly, it won't happen in Malaysia.

We had a lot of capable brains but it is the government who do not hang on to them. Programs to bring back the professionals abroad won't succeed because they do not look at the money offered but fairness, opportunities and the government policies is what they concern the most.

The above are actually a sampling of the negative perceptions the business community have of this country. One need not be a futurologist to see this "downfall" coming.

Our government does not value brains. It looks at the skin. Look at the cabinet, civil service, GLCs, police, universities, and everywhere. It is race that determines who hold what position. Coupled with our corruption, emasculation of the judiciary, Islamization policies, and suppressing of press freedom - our future is indeed bleak!

Those who want to see this, continue to support the Gerakan, MCA, Umno and the BN.

 
At 6:55 pm, Anonymous cool eye said...

In this day and age, you can find answers to 80% of your questions simple by typing a few keys on your computer. Try this: Google "XXX".

NEP requires certain amount of bumis to sit on the large companies, and thus many Chinese businessmen choose to own many small companies (SMIs) instead of one large one.

It has its benefits, you pay less in taxes and you don't have to hire puppets. SMIs have their own associations, they even have a bank, where loans aren't given based on racial lines (well, at least the last I checked).

Have a vision. See beyond the past. Our handicaps, whatever it may be, are building blocks of a better future.

The term is plausible deniability. It is a tool of modern politicians that do not wish to be associated with anything that they can be blamed for.

Corruption will only make the poor poorer. It will kill hard work as money can buy one's way. I am sorry if you are holding up bad examples as a model to legitimise this evil.

All this while Mahathir did not know what the meaning of corruption is. That is why Malaysia was heavily corrupted. No wonder now I know why corruption was a pandemic like bird flu because the leader himself not very clear about it or pretend to be not clear. The latter makes more sense.

Again and again, Malaysians were taken for a ride through another issue like this in money-wasting activities just to fulfill an old man's ego.

So, we are a corrupt nation. Tell me something new. First we need to change things that happen at home, internally. The only option we have is to change the government which I hope to see before I died. I may not even live to see that because I may be dreaming.

These single-minded loggerhead top elites steered Malaysians into brick-wall. They are "killing" the burning patriotism of all Malaysians and then Mahathir and Najib went forward with the brainwashing scheme of the Malaysian youths with National Service (NS). If a simple NS will work, a fairy tale may come true.

It really shows that this Najib is "all talk but no sense". The quality of Malaysia leadership!

Najib is a mealy-mouthed liar. I am proud to be a Malaysian but if he becomes prime minister, I might chicken out and move to Singapore until we got a different one.

I am being serious. Johor, Penang and Sabah/Sarawak would've been a developed country but thanks to the formation of Malaysia, they are not.

Singapore was the only state that had balls back in those days and, Umno-led government knew it and before their ideas creep into the entire Malaysia, they were cut off.

It is a shame that it happened but at the same time you must admit they did the right choice……….malays were not ready to share power 50 years ago and I expect malays to feel the same for another 50 years.

All I want to say is that - sometimes, it does not matter that any one race is lacking, because we are all Malaysians. If we are not good at one thing, there ill always be people to help. Pride should not be a factor. That is one of the main reasons that I feel its causing discord among races these days.

Just try to imagine yourself being denied a chance because of race, because of the pride someone. It hurts and in the long run, it will make you do the same. This will be passed down to your children and they will pass it down to theirs. Imagine a country with everyone having a grudge against everyone.

This is 21st century and liberal democratic value must be the sole criteria, if not the most acceptable form of system, introduced and promoted to a nation-state with diverse people.

Malaysians must do something and not take the crap anymore……….affirmative action is the name of the game! Stop this habit and you can slowly bring Umno racist terrorists down……….We must learn to insult Umno or Umno will insult your intelligence!

 
At 6:58 pm, Anonymous no brain leader said...

Malays today are nomadic people that originated from the China as well.

The Chinese made their money before the NEP anyway. Before there was no any affirmative action. All the people like Robert Kuok and the rest of them made their money before 1957 when there was no affirmative law.

Probably it is time to take away the cane from the rich malays and give it solely to the poor ones. I am sure the nelayan and petani would appreciate the aid better.

The very reason why Malaysia has not yet to achieve a similar status like Singapore is due to the very reason that we are arguing or disputing on the malay special rights. There is just no unity among races. We manage until now is due to tolerance. And this would not get us very far.

What has become of this nation of our? Is it going to the dogs? To be fair, I don't blame it on the Pak Lah government, this all started some twenty-five years ago during Mahathir era and it has been left to rot. Twenty-two years is a long long time he ruled the country, but did he care to rectify the situation?

Umno were responsible for our Malaysia Malay, Indian and Chinese identities in their divide-and-rule policies. Racial and religious bigotry is the result of a long history of discrimination, lack of political and cultural space, and abuse of power for the non-malay Malaysians.

This nonsense and tyranny has gone on for too long. Malaysians want a clean, corruption-free, just and transparent government that ensures equal rights to all Malaysians, without the current institutionalised racism and blatant discrimination.

The New Economic Policy has degenerated into a subsidy policy and programme, benefiting a handful of Umno-members at the expense of the many bumis.

But they came across as smug, hypocritical, conceited humbugs when they lectured the people about the need to be weaned from the subsidy mentality - when they are not prepared to set an example of eradicating such a subsidy mindset in the first place

Without accountability and transparency, the record of the use of the Petronas hundreds of billions of ringgit to bail out mega-financial scandals like the repeated Bank Bumi rescues, Malaysian International Shipping Corporation and Renong, and to fund mega-projects like Twin Towers, Proton, Formula 1 Circuit, and Dayabumi - the most spectacular examples of a subsidy culture and mentality - is it any wonder that the people are not convinced by the government's case for the hefty hike in fuel prices?

They were elected through the grand subsidy of the politics of money, running into hundreds of millions and even billions of ringgit, totally against the principles of free, fair and clean elections.

Malaysian students are sadly very ignorant of what is happening around them now. When I look at some of my friends in the universities now, the most they care is how can they pass in the exams and even if they are reading the newspaper, most probably they will be reading the entertainment or sports section rather than national or international news. The things that are really affecting them are ignored.

We must educate our young on the freedom of choice and he responsibility of electing a government that truly upholds and protects the freedom of all Malaysia people through the rule of law and the constitution of Malaysia.

Any government who fails to protect the constitution and the Malaysia people could be removed from government seat.

 
At 7:02 pm, Anonymous yes malaysia is no future said...

From time immemorial, people move from place to place for one reason or another. After the formation of nations, the mobility of educated and highly skilled professionals affects nations. Brain drain means large numbers of these people emigrate to another nation.

The government should form a special commission on the movement of educated and highly skilled people to study and monitor their staying, leaving from and returning to the country. A country that has more talents is certainly better than the one without.

For decades, we have broached the subject of brain drain within and outside parliament. Large numbers of educated and highly skilled people leave this country to live and work in another one where pay and conditions are better.

In the beginning, some ministers and civil servants boomed out big words, saying that those who left were not loyal to the country and that their departure was good riddance.

Now, there are some people saying one thing and meaning another in government departments and universities. They mouth meritocracy and talents and yet they are mediocre, feudal and bloody-minded. They talk nine words at once, but they undermine highly skilled people. Hence, it is not surprising that returning scientists experience the delay in immigration clearance.

However, the crux of the matter is finding the factors that determine the mobility of highly skilled people, whether brain drain or the other way.

Because the Malaysia government imposes racial quota in education and government departments, therefore Singapore and other countries take fortune at the tide. For years, there has been brain drain to our neighbour.

Clearly, there has always been movement of highly skilled people in and out of a country. If there is brain drain from a particular country, it can scarcely develop. On the other hand, if it can keep its talents and successfully attract its skilled citizens to return as well as foreign talents to come, it will prosper.

 

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