Friday, September 28, 2012

GSC Online – Buy 1 Free 1 Movie Tickets with Visa (ends 31 October 2012)

GSC Buy 1 Free 1 Movie Tickets with Visa (ends 31st October 2012) – Any Class any Day – Great offer for anyone with a Visa Credit or Debit Card; Online Purchases included!

Drawbacks: You can only buy 4 tickets (ie Buy2Free2) per day per card (can get more if you have more than 1 card!); free ticket must be the same movie as the paid ticket; online booking fee of RM1

Cinema: GSC
Promotion Period: 17 September – 31st October 2012
Promotion Highlight: Buy 1 Free 1 on any day for any class, and you can do it online!
1. Maximum of 4 tickets per card (B2F2)
2. Valid for online purchases only.

Got a Visa Credit or Debit Card from any bank? GSC’s widest offer yet, offering anyone with a Visa card Buy 1 Free 1 on any movie class tickets on any day! This certainly sounds good, but given that you can only do this online, you have to stump up the booking fee of RM1 (which is not discounted, predicatably) for the convenience of booking online.

RM1 booking fee aside, the main gripe we have with this promotion is that its not entirely clear that you get the discount until the very end! We had to go right down to the confirmation page to make sure that we do get the discount. Here is a snapshot of what you expect to see.

Still, we’re picking at straws here for a really bad drawback, and definitely welcome this kind of promotion where the TnCs are not that restrictive!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apple's iOS6 a Laughing Stock

APPLE, the world's most loved and valuable brand, has been put on notice by customers frustrated with its latest operating system, iOS 6.
Apple maps has become the butt of online jokes after it misplaced towns, cities and buildings as well as displaying roads that defy the laws of gravity and physics.

The app, which replaced Google Maps, is so bad it even inspired a Tumblr blog which documents all the mistakes it has so far made.

The update has caused several address book contacts to be wiped, seemingly at random.

"After updating the iOS6 update on my iPhone 4S, I lost several contacts," wrote on iOS 6 user on the Apple support forum. "Has anyone experienced this same problem?"

Another user, "dianothony", reported that the speakers on her iPhone 4S stopped working after the upgrade.
Other users have reported problems connecting to the internet, uploading photos to social networks and app lock. The further integration of Facebook and the Apple address book is causing user emails to be automatically replaced with their @facebook email address.

One Apple app developer who wished to remain anonymous said if former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs were still alive, "he would never have allowed iOS6 to fail".

"It's the little things I miss about Steve's influence - apps locking up while loading ... incorrect map data, and a few other small graphical user interface issues that cause me to think about getting a Samsung Galaxy 3," the developer said.

President of mobile product manufacturer, Decoder and CEO of mobile start-up, Beaucoo, Christian MacLean told News Ltd that though iO6 was "a little bit unrefined", it wasn't broken. Rather, he said the new operating system represented a significant "transition period" in the smartphone industry.

"What we're starting to see is every man for himself and less collaboration across devices," Mr MacLean said.

At the beginning of the smartphone era, tech companies like Google and Apple worked together, combining their talents in order to release the very first iPhone.

"Now companies are creating competition and Google is nipping at Apple's heels," he said.

The tech expert said the iOS 6 operating system did feel a bit like a "land grab" but that it was inevitable that at some point it would need to temporarily inconvenience users in order to develop a product that was "wholey Apple".

He also acknowledged that Apple didn't understand social media deeply enough to get it right, yet.

Google is reportedly planning to release a maps app that is iOS6 compatible in the near future, though no formal announcement has been made.

There are questions whether Apple would even approve the app as it may be able to argue that it competes with an existing Apple app.

-News Limited Network

Monday, September 24, 2012

Leaving KL for Jakarta an unavoidable sacrifice, says Fernandes

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes says the decision to base himself in Indonesia will allow his designated heir room to grow and also advances AirAsia’s regional interests. – Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – The choice to base himself in Indonesia was a crucial part of AirAsia’s succession planning and not only allows his designated heir room to grow but also advances the airline’s regional interests, said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes today. 
The billionaire music executive-turned-airline-tycoon said that the only way his successor Aireen Omar would be able to grow was by giving her space to come into her own without the risk of having his presence dominating the business.

“And I don’t want to be like some senior politicians who insist on calling the shots long after they’ve handed over the reins,” he said.

“Being out of Malaysia is a necessary part of AirAsia’s succession plan, and it is a sacrifice (AirAsia co-founder) Datuk Kamaruddin and I are willing to make.”

Aireen took over as AirAsia Malaysia CEO in June while Fernandes moved to Jakarta the next month to oversee the group’s regional operations.

Fernandes added that critics of his move to Jakarta were clinging to “outmoded” notions of borders in a globalised economy.

He said that the entry of the Malaysia-Indonesia joint venture airline Malindo into Malaysia was a vindication of his vision that an Asean business model was the way forward.

“Tapping into a combined market of 600 million people is a no-brainer, and I’m proud to say AirAsia was ahead of the pack when it chose to open a regional office in Jakarta to pursue this goal,” said Fernandes.

“This is something right-wing bloggers fail to understand, preferring instead to cling to outmoded notions of borders in a borderless world.”

He also took another aim at critics of his patriotism by noting that he has invested heavily in a private college to help upgrade Malaysia’s education scene.

Under his personal investment holding company Tune Group, Fernandes spearheaded efforts to bring UK’s Epsom College to Malaysia as part of the Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC) and spent RM150 million building the campus.

He pointed out that he also sits on a panel tasked with laying out a new education blueprint for future generations of Malaysians to ensure the education of truly global and competitive Malaysians.

“We have put Malaysia on the world map and we are investing in its future,” said Fernandes. “So how can these right-wing bloggers say that I’ve abandoned Malaysia? What have they done for the country?”

AirAsia is one of Malaysia’s biggest success stories and caused waves of concern when it chose Jakarta to be its regional office rather than its home base of Kuala Lumpur.

The reason given then was that it would be closer to the Asean secretariat although some speculated other reasons such as local politics or that the Malaysian market was considered too small compared to Indonesia.
Critics said that the decision to base regional operations in Jakarta showed AirAsia was ungrateful to the country but those who defended the move said that Malaysian companies need to look outward rather than inward in order to grow.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Share 3 Disqus The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

Warren Buffett is widely considered one of the greatest investors of all time, but if you were to ask him whom he thinks is the greatest investor, he would probably mention one man: his teacher, Benjamin Graham. Graham was an investor and investing mentor who is generally considered the father of security analysis and value investing.

His ideas and methods on investing are well documented in his books, "Security Analysis" (1934), and "The Intelligent Investor" (1949), which are two of the most famous investing texts. These texts are often considered requisite reading material for any investor, but they aren't easy reads. In this article, we'll condense Graham's main investing principles and give you a head start on understanding his winning philosophy.

Principle #1: Always Invest with a Margin of SafetyMargin of safety is the principle of buying a security at a significant discount to its intrinsic value, which is thought to not only provide high-return opportunities, but also to minimize the downside risk of an investment. In simple terms, Graham's goal was to buy assets worth $1 for 50 cents. He did this very, very well.
To Graham, these business assets may have been valuable because of their stable earning power or simply because of their liquid cash value. It wasn't uncommon, for example, for Graham to invest in stocks where the liquid assets on the balance sheet (net of all debt) were worth more than the total market cap of the company (also known as "net nets" to Graham followers). This means that Graham was effectively buying businesses for nothing. While he had a number of other strategies, this was the typical investment strategy for Graham.

This concept is very important for investors to note, as value investing can provide substantial profits once the market inevitably re-evaluates the stock and ups its price to fair value. It also provides protection on the downside if things don't work out as planned and the business falters. The safety net of buying an underlying business for much less than it is worth was the central theme of Graham's success. When chosen carefully, Graham found that a further decline in these undervalued stocks occurred infrequently.

While many of Graham's students succeeded using their own strategies, they all shared the main idea of the "margin of safety."

Principle #2: Expect Volatility and Profit from ItInvesting in stocks means dealing with volatility. Instead of running for the exits during times of market stress, the smart investor greets downturns as chances to find great investments. Graham illustrated this with the analogy of "Mr. Market," the imaginary business partner of each and every investor. Mr. Market offers investors a daily price quote at which he would either buy an investor out or sell his share of the business. Sometimes, he will be excited about the prospects for the business and quote a high price. Other times, he is depressed about the business's prospects and quotes a low price.

Because the stock market has these same emotions, the lesson here is that you shouldn't let Mr. Market's views dictate your own emotions, or worse, lead you in your investment decisions. Instead, you should form your own estimates of the business's value based on a sound and rational examination of the facts. Furthermore, you should only buy when the price offered makes sense and sell when the price becomes too high. Put another way, the market will fluctuate - sometimes wildly - but rather than fearing volatility, use it to your advantage to get bargains in the market or to sell out when your holdings become way overvalued.
Here are two strategies that Graham suggested to help mitigate the negative effects of market volatility:

Dollar-Cost Averaging
Dollar-cost averaging is achieved by buying equal dollar amounts of investments at regular intervals. It takes advantage of dips in the price and means that an investor doesn't have to be concerned about buying his or her entire position at the top of the market. Dollar-cost averaging is ideal for passive investors and alleviates them of the responsibility of choosing when and at what price to buy their positions.

SEE: Take Advantage of Dollar-Cost Averaging and Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

Investing in Stocks and Bonds
Graham recommended distributing one's portfolio evenly between stocks and bonds as a way to preserve capital in market downturns while still achieving growth of capital through bond income. Remember, Graham's philosophy was, first and foremost, to preserve capital, and then to try to make it grow. He suggested having 25-75% of your investments in bonds, and varying this based on market conditions. This strategy had the added advantage of keeping investors from boredom, which leads to the temptation to participate in unprofitable trading (i.e. speculating).

Principle #3: Know What Kind of Investor You Are Graham advised that investors know their investment selves. To illustrate this, he made clear distinctions among various groups operating in the stock market.

Active Vs. PassiveGraham referred to active and passive investors as "enterprising investors" and "defensive investors."

You only have two real choices: The first choice is to make a serious commitment in time and energy to become a good investor who equates the quality and amount of hands-on research with the expected return. If this isn't your cup of tea, then be content to get a passive ( possibly lower) return but with much less time and work. Graham turned the academic notion of "risk = return" on its head. For him, "Work = Return." The more work you put into your investments, the higher your return should be.
If you have neither the time nor the inclination to do quality research on your investments, then investing in an index is a good alternative. Graham said that the defensive investor could get an average return by simply buying the 30 stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in equal amounts. Both Graham and Buffett said that getting even an average return - for example, equaling the return of the S&P 500 - is more of an accomplishment than it might seem. The fallacy that many people buy into, according to Graham, is that if it's so easy to get an average return with little or no work (through indexing), then just a little more work should yield a slightly higher return. The reality is that most people who try this end up doing much worse than average.

In modern terms, the defensive investor would be an investor in index funds of both stocks and bonds. In essence, they own the entire market, benefiting from the areas that perform the best without trying to predict those areas ahead of time. In doing so, an investor is virtually guaranteed the market's return and avoids doing worse than average by just letting the stock market's overall results dictate long-term returns. According to Graham, beating the market is much easier said than done, and many investors still find they don't beat the market.

Speculator Vs. InvestorNot all people in the stock market are investors. Graham believed that it was critical for people to determine whether they were investors or speculators. The difference is simple: an investor looks at a stock as part of a business and the stockholder as the owner of the business, while the speculator views himself as playing with expensive pieces of paper, with no intrinsic value. For the speculator, value is only determined by what someone will pay for the asset. To paraphrase Graham, there is intelligent speculating as well as intelligent investing - just be sure you understand which you are good at.

The Bottom LineGraham served as the first great teacher of the investment discipline and his basic ideas are timeless and essential for long-term success. He bought into the notion of buying stocks based on the underlying value of a business and turned it into a science at a time when almost all investors viewed stocks as speculative. If you want to improve your investing skills, it doesn't hurt to learn from the best. Graham continues to prove his worth through his disciples, such as Warren Buffett, who have made a habit of beating the market.

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Monday, September 17, 2012




Friday, September 14, 2012

Malaysian Education Ministry

What a brainless article! U think a Straight Guy will go off and suck some dicks because he saw it on the gay blogs? It is a biological thing! Shame to these Leaders are still in the third world mentality!

HOW MANY GAYSSS do we have now?
1) Gay men have muscular bodies and like to show off by wearing V-neck and sleeveless clothes.
2) They prefer tight and light-coloured clothing.
3) They like to carry big handbags similar to those used by women.
4) Conclusion: Straight are all dull, ugly and fat??!!!

And.... So.... Who's Gay now??


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Double standard of malaySAI's laws!

A Girl that turn herself in was handcrafted, but.... those million cheating and doesnt turn themselves in were not??

A college student for showing his BUTTOCKS to Najib & Rosmah's pictures on Merdeka eve was arrested yesterday.

Remaining 10 individuals, who include women, have been identified and police urged them to surrender themselves.

Take a look at those picture below, why are these people not being arrested as well?




Thursday, September 6, 2012

Do Sit-Ups Really Work to Get Flat Abs

Sit-ups are probably the most common and popular abs exercise in the world. They're easy to do, require no equipment, and we're used to doing them ever since gym classes at school. But are sit ups an effective exercise to get flat abs?

I'm afraid that the answer is no, and I could've saved a lot of time if I had known this earlier. The truth is that sit-ups aren't an effective abs exercise for a number of reasons:
  1. Sit-ups are a low intensity exercise. Just think about it, even a person with little stomach muscle strength can train to do a lot of sit-ups in a very short time. I remember kids at school doing a 100+ of these and they weren't even fit kids.

    If sit-ups placed a real strain on your abs, you would not be able to do so many of them. If you're looking to power up those abs, there are countless of better abs exercises than sit-ups.
  2. A lot of people believe that sit-ups can help them burn tummy fat. They think that since they're working the abs directly that they're melting the stomach fat right off. In fact, this is far from true. Spot fat reduction is one of the biggest workout myths in existence. You can't reduce fat from a specific body part. It just doesn't work that way. You either lose fat from you entire body or not at all.

    Since losing belly fat is the most important thing in getting sexy abs, sit-ups aren't a helpful exercise to spend time on.

Sit-ups do have their benefits. They're a good exercise if you're a total beginner, but you'd still outgrow them in a week or 2. Trust me, you'd have much better results by doing exercises which burn fat from your body than wasting time on sit-ups.

If you really want to get flat abs, you need to workout in the optimal way to burn off belly flab and tone your entire body. You also need to learn to maintain a healthy, fat busting nutrition routine. And no, you don't need to eat like a bird to do this. In fact, you may need to eat more to burn more.
If you're serious about getting flat abs, I recommend using this abs program: Truth About Abs.
I have used this program myself and I believe it's the best, fastest, and most results driven abs program in the world today. You can read a more detailed review of it here: Truth About 6 Pack Abs Review
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Users Can No Longer Download Videos From Youtube

If you haven’t noticed it yet, all the youtube video downloading applications have stopped working again (Mar 2010). Obviously Youtube (Google) doesn’t like the fact that we are downloading all our favorite videos from this site without making them a profit. That’s why they launched their paid initiative, so that we pay for every MB of video we download.

* As the time this article post, all online Converting KeepViD, KeepHD and all others youtube downloader plugin for chrome and Firefox are o working

Can’t Download from Youtube Anymore ??

A portion of the Youtube’s Terms of Service says :
You may access User Submissions for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the YouTube Website. You shall not copy or download any User Submission unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the YouTube Website for that User Submission
I wasn’t aware of that ToS clause listed above. So downloading YouTube videos now become as illegal like Torrent? Hard to believe that YouTube could close all the holes to downloading (there used to be so many ways to download youtube videos).

NOTE : Although most youtube video download tools are not working. Zamar’s Youtube Video Conversion Tool (Link) seem to be working fine previously, but it takes twice the time (convert+download). But as for current up to date, downloading from youtube are no longer supported.
UPDATE : Video Download Helper for Firefox (Link) and SPEEDbit Video Downloader (Link) are working too. This is because it capture the video directly from the webpage. 

It’s not clear if people will want to pay for downloading user-generated videos from YouTube. While Google continues to try to monetize YouTube, Hulu, with far less traffic than YouTube will be a better alternative for downloading free video content.

This also means other services like the one which lets us create animated Gif images from youtube clippings or convert youtube video to mp3, etc will stop working.