Wednesday, January 7, 2009

GPS - Global Positioning System

I'd just like to enquire on how effective can a GPS be. I have friends who's using Garmin GPS and some using other brand GPS but then one thing for sure... They got lost, i can't believe it that even with GPS they got lost.

Its like this I've tested one of the GPS before, just turn on the GPS, wait for satellite to align with your GPS and select your destination then it will show you all the possibilities to get to that place.

One thing for sure, they will utilize the major roads and will not show you any short cuts unless you skipped the major road and it will source out for another alternative route for you.

But there is a loophole here, yes it does show you the alternative route, and guess what.. it goes against the traffic cause its a 1 way street or a no entry sign. So how effective can a GPS be?

I know that if you're not familiar with the area or trying to look for the place a GPS will be in good hands at that time. So you've gotta like actually update it constantly to get it right.
Well one thing good about GPS is they're equipped with some extra info like ETA and speed that you're travelling and i find it interesting.
ETA - estimated Time arrival
Speed - Speed that you're travelling
Talking about GPS, my phone is actually a GPS hotline for people to call when they're lost and when they're not familiar with the roads that they are travelling. I've even had ex-colleagues that called me and ask.

Ex-colleague "hey do you know shah alam well"

Me " i said, i know the general places in shah alam. why?

Ex-colleague " oh good then do you know how to get to Seksyen 25/5"

Me " i was like WTF... I'm no GPS man but if you were to ask for landmark i can show you but not to your exact location..

That was the last time i heard from him. I did get some calls from him previously asking on how to go places but that was before the SHAH ALAM incident.

The best thing is, my number does not limit me to roads only.

One of my friend even called me and ask me

"eh.. i'm in one utama now.... how to get to Sony Centre ah?"

I'm like.... go here turn left and go straight in the new wing bla bla bla.. and she manage to find it..

Being shocked myself.. now whenever my phone buzz and i see the persons name.. I'll answer

"GPS hotline.. how may i help you"

Its funny thinking back about it..

Friday, January 2, 2009

Did you know Facts!

There are alot of things this puzzled me so i search over the internet and found some useful information to share here. Alot of things does not have answers like.. why does wine bottle comes in tinted glass. How many % of water in a watermelon. So with this kinda questions running in our everyday lives.. i decided to search.... just have a look at some of the info below..

hope it is useful for you as it was for me.

TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.

Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually.

The tall chef's hat is called a toque.

Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.

Carrots have zero fat content.

Your mouth produces 1 litre (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth.

We actually do not see with our eyes - we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. One-quarter of the brain is used to control the eyes.

Mercedes Benz cars are named after Mercedes Jellinek.

Pork is the world's most widely-eaten meat.

The sailfish is the fastest swimmer, reaching 109 km/h (68 mph).

The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph).

Sharks are immune to all known diseases.

Sound travels through water 3 times faster than through air.

Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius

The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail.

Water expands by about 9% as it freezes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Since i have been reading and saw some riddles. I'll post some here to brain tease some of you. Lets see how many can you get answers can you get.

1) I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.

2) What goes round the house and in the house but never touches the house?

3)What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

4) What walks all day on its head?

5) The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Well.. i'll post the answers later on.. meanwhile.. try and see if you can solve these simple riddles..