Friday, 30 December 2016

MIsinterpretations of the Quran


I had studied these interpretations and they make more sense than the established interprestations. We should return to the quran, and interpret the meanings literally because Allah commands us. Anyone disobeying this command will go astray.

I may agree with the interpretations of the quran as explained in this website but it does not mean that I will change my practise. 

"To justify this alteration of God’s words, these interpreters claim that the Quran is not easy to understand, and that only they are able to decipher its mysteries!
Needless to say, this claim is totally in violation of God’s description of the Quran as a clear and easy to understand book:
"A.L.R. These are the signs of the clear book" 12:1
"We have made it (the Quran) easy to understand and in your own tongue (language) may you take heed." 44:58
With the above in mind, we inquire: what did God prohibit regarding the pig? Are we prohibited from eating any part of the pig? or just the meat of the pig?"

It makes sense that only edible parts are haram, but this website only indicate bones as no haram, so hair and skin are also haram. However, to be on the safe side, I shall not use any part of the pig but I cannot clain that dried bones are also haram after hundreds of years as fossils. Common sense dictates that the bone should be  harmless especially with special care.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Iran will just have to go nuclear

Iran will just have to go nuclear. Just like South Korea and Japan.
TRUMP already demanded South Korea and Japan to go nuclear.
He does not care about them and will not protect them against North Korean nuclear bombs.

TRUMP is as anti-jew as anti-Islam so will not bother if Iran were to go nuclear. After all, he likes Russian Putin.


This is a good summary but not complete. Trump will implement what many Muslims have accused USA to be doing. Now their prayers will be answered.
1)TRUMP will demand IRAQ oil for free.
2)TRUMP will get out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
3)TRUMP will even abandon Saudi Arabia.

4)For ASEAN, especially the Philippines, TRUMP will get out of the Pacific Ocean and will allow China to control the entire South China Sea.
5) FTA will be abandoned. USA will tax all ASEAN goods. Many Malaysians, especially the oppostion will be happy but the implication is the reduction in world trade.

Hitler's acceptance speech is similar to Trump's speech.

"We feel convinced that the consequences of this really revolutionizing vision of truth will bring about a radical transformation in German life. For the first time in our history, The German people have found the way to a higher unity than they ever had before; and that is due to the compelling attraction of this inner feeling. Innumerable prejudices have been broken down, many barriers have been overthrown as unreasonable, evil traditions have been wiped out and antiquated symbols shown to be meaningless. From that chaos of disunion which had been caused by tribal, dynastic, philosophical, religious and political strife, the German nation has arisen "

Hitler's acceptance speech is similar to Trump's speech.
"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all Americans and this is so important to me.

"For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can work together and unify our great country."

Both talked about Unity in a new vision of turth, but what a Unity.
Hitler talked about jewish unfairness.
Trump talked about unfair immigrants.

All are without any factual base and yet they were both voted in power in a bloodless revolution.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The oldest regatta in Malaysia, the Borneo Interport Regatta 

It shows to you how advanced Sabah was compared to Malaya. This is not the only example. Our radion communication was also among the most advanced in the world. These are of special importance to me as I live in front of the Sandakan Yacht Club and worked in the compound of the aerial farm where the original radio communication was first set up.

Sabah sailors make clean sweep at regatta

Ahmad Yusoff celebrates with other members of the SAILA team as he lifts the Hales Trophy. On the left is SYC commodore Richard Lim
Ahmad Yusoff celebrates with other members of the SAILA team as he lifts the Hales Trophy. On the left is SYC commodore Richard Lim
SANDAKAN: The oldest regatta in Malaysia, the 63rd edition of the Borneo Interport Regatta, was successfully held here last weekend.
“This regatta which is the oldest in Malaysia, in my opinion, is one of the most successful events in Sandakan this year,” Sabah Sailing Association (SAILA) technical adviser and Chief Umpire Leonard Chin said during the closing ceremony at the Sandakan Yacht Club.
Leonard congratulated the Sandakan Yacht Club (SYC) for having done a good job in organizing the regatta.
The last regatta held in Sandakan was more than 40 years ago.
He also thanked the Royal Malaysian Navy and Marine Police for providing their assets in ensuring the safety of sailors during the regatta.
“The Borneo Interport Regatta has been traditionally participated by sailing clubs and associations from Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam since 1954.
“However, I hope we will invite sailing clubs from East Kalimantan for this event in the future,” Leonard said.
Nearly 60 sailors and officials from SAILA, Kinabalu Yacht Club, Royal Malaysian Navy Yacht Club Kota Kinabalu (NYCKK) and SYC took part in the regatta held at the sea fronting SYC last weekend.
SAILA dominated the two-day regatta, making a clean sweep of the three sailing events.
The umpire team was led by Leonard and assisted by former Sabah Sukan Malaysia sailor Mabel Lim.
In his speech, SYC commodore Richard Lim commended the organizing team led by SYC rear commodore James Leong for successfully organizing the regatta.
Lim also thanked Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Haji Tawfiq Datuk Seri Haji Abu Bakar Titingan, sponsors, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Marine Police and all the participating teams.
The Borneo Interport Regatta 2016 ended with the Hales Trophy won by SAILA, followed by KYC and NYCKK in second and third places respectively.
For the Dusty Millar Trophy, SAILA ranked first followed by NYCKK and SYC. In the Borneo Optimisit Regatta Trophy, SAILA came in first, followed by KYC and SYC in second and third places respectively.
The Sandakan Darts Trophy and Sandakan Optimist Darts Trophy were won by SYC and KYC respectively.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Warning. PAYPAL and EBAY no longer has purchase protection.

Warning. PAYPAL no longer has purchase protection. I no longer can access it. It refers to eBay, but eBay no longer has protection. The supplier can set the delivery date to 1 year, so that you no longer can get any protection.
The most reliabile online purchase is alipay, aliexpress and those controlled by Jack Ma. Lazada should be reliable now, its terms are clearer and more buyer friendly.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Water resistance: Both the iPhone 7 and Note 7

"Water resistance test: Both the iPhone 7 and Note 7 survived being dunked in water, but both suffered from some muffled audio afterwards."

Imagine, this is 2016. I had my Sony Xperia Acro S, that was waterproof since 2013. That was my first Smartphone using Android. It was also very strong, surviving drop tests easily.

It was not just water resistant, it was actually waterproof. I took photos while underwater, despite me having a few waterproof cameras.

The reason why I only buy waterproof items, are the peace of mind that they offer. Also they require less protection from water but especially fungus. Cameras are susceptible to fungus. I had many cameras and lenses being spoiled by fungus. Nowadays I protect my lenses inside freezer bags filled with silica gels. Still a few lenses got fungus. My waterproof cameras and phones do not suffer from fungus.

Probably because of the seals, the waterproof items are also drop resistant. Shock forces can be absorbed by the rubbery seals. The waterproofing will deteriorate with time especially when you keep on opening the seals for charging or listening to headphones. I had bad experiece with my first waterproof mobile phone the Siemes. After a while the charging seal was broke or missing.

That is why I like he Acro S because it has a charging dock that does not require opening the USB seal. Later on we had Xperia V, Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3. All are provided with external charging docks.
The Z1,Z2,Z3 and Z4 are provided with magnetic charging docks that are only slightly more reliable than the purely contact based Acro S and V.

Unfortunately Z5 does not have the magnetic charging dock so I am going to skip this model, prefering the Z4. Starting from Z2, Sony provides self sealing headphone jacks but I do not trust this type of seal but it should be more reliable than the seals that can be opened because they keep on becoming torn, so I had to order a few replacements for Xperia Acro S and V. Even Z1 and Z2 but so far, the USB seals for them are still undamaged so it was a waste of money.

My son not only destoryed his seal, he destroyed the USB socket itself becasue he refuses to use the cheap charging dock for his Xperia V. We only bought one original dock that costs RM200, because there are no cheap clones. Only wooden clones that are not reliable and charges very slowly.

When his elder brother gave him a Galazy A5, which does not have any external points for charging, I bought for him the universal wireless charger. So far so good but his fast charger is not fully utilised. The wireless charger charges more than 5 times slower.

In future, I shall only buy phones that are waterproof but also equipped with wireless chargers because even Sony has abandoned the external docks. We are left with wireless charges that tend to be much slower n charging but it is not a big inconvenience becasue most of the time we charge overnight.

Sony tend to have large batteries so we do not need to charge frequently, but I find that I still need to charge once a day if we use it heavily. When we use it for GPS navigation, the battery does not last long enough for the whole journey, despite us having on board chargers and battery cases.