Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Stargazers gather for Venus transit

Stargazers gather for Venus transit

Stargazers in Sydney and around the world gathered at observatories and huddled by telescopes Tuesday to watch a small dark disc creep across the face of the sun in one of the rarest of celestial spectacles - a transit of Venus.

The sight had special significance for Australians - this country's east coast was "discovered" by British explorer James Cook on his way home from viewing the 1769 transit in Tahiti.

Planetariums the world over - from India's eastern city of Bhubaneswar to New York City - set up telescopes with the solar filters needed to watch the event, while two observatories in Spain's Canary Islands planned to use the transit to recalculate the distance between the earth and sun.

A blue sky over Sydney gave about 40 people looking through telescopes at the city's observatory a clear view of the transit as it began mid-afternoon. Telescopes were set up on lawns and inside, while an image of the transit was projected onto a white screen for safe viewing.

"Venus is just marching into the sun," said Andrew Constantine, an education officer at the observatory. "It's very exciting."

But in many places clouds obscured the show, with observatories in Japan reporting rain and the transit coinciding with the cloudy monsoon season in Thailand.

It also was cloudy in Hong Kong, but that didn't stop more than 100 people, including students, senior citizens and children, queuing up at the Hong Kong Space Museum, where several telescopes were waiting.

Keith London, an amateur astronomer who lives at the foot of the Mt. Lofty Ranges in southern Australia, hosted a transit party and invited his neighbours to watch the show through his telescope thanks to a filter he had shipped from the United States specially for the event.

"We are going to have a transit party and everyone who isn't working is coming over," he said, adding he would hold off on sipping too much wine until the sun had set.

"You must never drive a telescope under the influence," he cautioned before the event started.

In Thailand, hundreds of people flocked to observatories across the country. But an overcast sky disappointed many.

Many people in predominantly Buddhist Thailand believe in astrological implications of planetary movements, especially rare ones.

"The Venus eclipsing the sun means that Venus will gain huge power, but the power will have a negative affect on finance and love," Phingyo Phongchareon, a well known astrologer, was quoted as saying in an interview with the Matichon newspaper.

In Beijing, the Ancient Observatory on the Chinese capital's east side set up a slide show to explain the phenomenon to visitors and had telescopes to watch the transit.

Transits of Venus occur twice - eight years apart - about every century, when the sun, Venus and Earth precisely line up. Past transits - the last pair were in 1874 and 1882 - helped astronomers calculate Earth's distance from the sun. This time, Tuesday's transit and one in 2012 carry little scientific significance, but they've still stirred up plenty of interest.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

character of the month - Goku

character of the month - Goku

Goku is the hero of Dragon Ball Z, the most powerful warrior on earth and the first to become Super Saiyan in over 1000 years. When the Saiyans arrive, Goku learns the mysterious secret of his own past: he is a Saiyan formerly named Kakarot. Goku was sent to Earth as a baby to grow up and destroy the planet, but a head injury as a child scrambled Goku?s programming. Instead of growing up to become a destructive super-warrior, he became innocent and pure of heart, fighting for good.

Goku is peaceful, good natured, honest, loving to his family and friends, loyal, trustworthy, brave. If he has a weakness, it is his trusting nature. He always finds the "good" in people when others don't see it, though Goku?s enemies sometimes take advantage of his naive trust. He originally trained under Master Roshi and wears his symbol until he trains under King Kai, whose symbol he wears. Goku grows up and marries Chi-Chi. Together they have two sons: Gohan and Goten.

ATTACKS:
KAMEHAMEHA - an energy attack launched with both hands from his side, taught by Master Roshi

KAIO-KEN - boosts power level turning Goku red-hot, taught by King Kai

SPIRIT BOMB - an enormous attack drawing energy from all living things, taught by King Kai

http://www.dragonballz.com

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Haveeru Daily Online

nuthing

GAMES >>>



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A CASE OF THE CRABS [a classic detective adventure... slash casablanca]

ANGRY OLD WIZARD [gandalf on a rampage]

ANTCITY [yes you are god with a magnifying glass]

DEFEND THE CASTLE [the scary stickmen have invaded... defend our castle]

DYNASTY STREET [action packed stick combat game - long load, but worth it]

GOLDMINER [ah.. mining for gold.. an addictive little game]

LEGO WORLD BUILDER [command and conquer in lego land]

LORD OF THE RINGS: BATTLE [lord of the rings turnbased fighter]

MEGAMAN VS GHOSTSNGOBLINS [YES..the megadrive game is back!!]

PUNK-O-MATIC [the mtv music generator flash version, pretty cool music generator]

ROCKFACE [rescue the stranded by jumping of a chopper]

SAMOROST [really weired game, it won awards for it]

STICK RPG [you woke up one day to find that... you have become 2D gasp!!]

STICK FIGURE PENALTY : CHAMBER 2 [Warning.. this game contains excessive violence and gore and is not or the faint of heart]

SWRON [really cool johnny quest lightbikes with snake like style]

THE CLASSROOM [cheat your way throught the exam... metal gear style!]

TROGDOR [the fire breathing dragon you are]

Friday, June 04, 2004

if only the mind was a remote...

if only the mind was a remote...

Okay this maybe a little bit stupid to be hearing the first time. but its is actually a real good fact. think of all the time you can save looking for your remote. just look at the tv and think of the channel u want to watch...bzzt..!! then u see cnn or sum other news blast. wouldnt that be cool..!!
We can apply this concept not only for televison, but all other electronic equipment. Like doors for example. how many times u wish thata door would open automatically just by wishing for it. some thing like alibaba u know.. the "open sesame" thing. and door bells
u can ring the bell before u arrive at the door so when u reach the door a person would be there to answer. Wouldnt that be exciting. which brings to another discussion. Security!. u might wonder if all the doors open to every ones command theres no point putting them. no privacy. u know what i mean. its like ur house for example. you wouldnt want just anybody opening the door. so we have to set it to a particular brain pattern. so it would only recognise yuor brain waves or the individual u want the door to be opened to.
If this was able to apply to people think of the possibilities. imagine sitting in a boring lecture theater. u hear the guy blabber on and on about a disecting a mad goat so u can search internally for its spleen to make the ultimate futuristic juice. crap on that. mute him! better yet change the channel to your favourite movie or make it exciting like football or soccer or sumthing. yeah just imagine the possibilities ey...
So if you have any other suggestion you can do with your mind brain please comment about it.:D
cheers..!

<...of Dяeams I Whispeя...>

GALLERY >>>


Interior Desiging Projects....
DesignEX Project : Groundless Ground

Our brief stated that we should make a presentation for the annual designex competition on the basis of "Groundless ground"


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RSI SET DESIGN

We were givin a breif by our unis students who are doing a tv show to create a backdrop for their show... so in gorups of 3 we manage to do all of this in 3 weeks...




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CHILDRENS SHOE SHOP

Its my first model so its a bit dodgey. basically we were to design an "Ergonomically" enhanced childrens shoe shop meaning all the things should be user friendly. so i did and came up with the rotating pillars idea instead of the ususal shelves for display...




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WORKING WITH SINGAPORE STUDENTS...

because we were interior designing students some students from singapore came to look at how our syllbus was taught. That day the teachers thought that we should have a fun creative day ..so they gave us huge plywood pencils, paint tubes and paint brushes to paint on. so here are some of the work i did.


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Graphicdesigns




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comics - garfeild ( 002 )

comics - calvin&hobbs ( 001 )

comics - garfield ( 001 )

Thursday, June 03, 2004

foamy....

foamy....

Heheee....first shamabama, my great freind (a.k.a B1tch) gave me this link to htis hillarious little cat/rat like charachter foamy...and his views about all the day to day happenings in life...i found myself looking up towards my computer monitor in a very strange angle. i later rea;lised that it was because i was laughing my ass off rolling on the floor...
well it is really hillarious... you should watch it to beleive....cracked me up big time...LOL..

http://www.illwillpress.com

3..2..1...Activate!!!!

Ladies and gentle men....
i would like to welcome you all to my domain....
my relam.......
my territory...


this is a place of entertainment and stupidity...
yes stupidity...well its me for crying out loud....


i will up date this blog with all the great happenigs of the time,
and will welcome any requests or will be very happy if anyone
would request what i should put on this blogg.

ofourse for all the blabber mouths out there... there is
the "chatmate" for you to blab...
which by the way has new added feature of smiley..:D yay !!!!


the new "whats hot" is going to be mainly of the hottest topics
around and its reviews..

keep looking at the head lines for breaking news, updates, attractions,
hilarious funnies and etc.
and feel free to warp through my portals to my faivorite sites.


and once again ....enjoy....!!!!


<...of Dяeams I Whispeя...>

Troy


Throughout time, men have waged war. Some for power, some for glory, some for honor – and some for love.

In ancient Greece, the passion of two of literature’s most notorious lovers, Paris, Prince of Troy (ORLANDO BLOOM) and Helen (DIANE KRUGER), Queen of Sparta, ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris spirits Helen away from her husband, King Menelaus (BRENDAN GLEESON), it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother Agamemnon (BRIAN COX), powerful King of the Mycenaeans, who soon unites all the massive tribes of Greece to steal Helen back from Troy in defense of his brother’s honor
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In truth, Agamemnon’s pursuit of honor is corrupted by his overwhelming greed – he needs to conquer Troy to seize control of the Aegean, thus ensuring the supremacy of his already vast empire. The walled city, under the leadership of King Priam (PETER O’TOOLE) and defended by mighty Prince Hector (ERIC BANA), is a citadel that no army has ever been able to breach. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy – Achilles (BRAD PITT), believed to be the greatest warrior alive.

Arrogant, rebellious and seemingly invincible, Achilles has allegiance to nothing and no one, save his own glory. It is his insatiable hunger for eternal renown that leads him to attack the gates of Troy under Agamemnon’s banner – but it will be love that ultimately decides his fate.

Two worlds will go to war for honor and power. Thousands will fall in pursuit of glory. And for love, a nation will burn to the ground.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

okay a few more notes....

okay....a few more things about this place...
i have the portals section which opens doorways to the my faiovorite sites...or links....
nad look out for the shinig letters.... it indicates that its a new feature or a must see or u know sumthing i strongly recommend....yeah kool stuff....
nice clock dho......:D

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

whats new.....???

i have decided that this blog should contain a small place where people can talk or have just chattin fun thats why i have put tu p a chatter box...in the sidebar.
you guys can chat with me or your friend if u are on this site just write a nick and post a message on the chat mate....
u can pop the chat mate in to a seperate window if you like....
and there is a new poll so i would be really pleased if you would take the time to vote...:D