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Free Sony Xperia P Giveaway: Yugatech Philippines

July 30, 2012

I love Sony Xperia P because I can create, listen, watch and play. I can do it all, whenever, wherever with Sony Mobile Xperia smartphones.

SONY XPERIA P

Camera and video

  • 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 8x digital zoom
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Face detection and Smile detection
  • Front-facing camera (VGA)

Connectivity and communication

  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • Noise Suppression

Memory

  • Internal phone storage: 16GB (up to 13GB user-accessible memory)
  • RAM: 1GB

Entertainment

  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Facebook inside Xperia 2.0
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear bass and clear stereo

Display

  • 4”, 960×540 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing
  • WhiteMagic™ technology

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk with video chat
  • Google Mail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Google Maps with Street View and Latitude

Networks

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

 

YugaTech Giveaway: Own this Sony Xperia P

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How to determine Smart, Globe and Sun numbers?

January 7, 2009

Having a hard time knowing if someone texted you is a SMART, GLOBE or SUN Cellular Subsciber? I will teach you how to determine SMART, GLOBE and SUN Cellular number as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Detect invisible users on Yahoo Messenger (YM)

January 5, 2009

Check who is Invisible on Yahoo! Messenger (YM)

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Friendster Bulletin: 21 Things Girls Don’t Realize

December 31, 2008

From what I’ve read on Friendster Bulletin:

Twenty-one things Girls Don’t Realize

1) Guys may be flirting around all day, but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about….

2) Guys are more emotional than you think, if they loved you at one point, it’ll take them a lot longer then you think to let you go, and it hurts every second that they try.

3) Guys go crazy over a girl’s smile (:

4) A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.

5) Giving a guy a hanging message like “You know what?..uh…nevermind..” would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he’ll assume he did something wrong and he’ll obsess about it trying to figure it out.

6) If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don’t need to give advice.

7) A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.

8) GUYS LOVE YOU MORE THEN YOU LOVE THEM!!!

9) Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. They rarely use beautiful or gorgeous. If a guy uses that, he loves you or likes you a whole heck of a lot.

10)If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.

11)If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he’s probably faking it and he is really thinking about something

12) When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is.Guys rarely say that

13)When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he’s just actually saying, “Please come and listen to me”

14)If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn’t happen that often, so when it does, you know something’s up.

15) When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he’s definitely thinking something.

16) Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them.

17)A guy would give the world to be able to read a girl’s mind for a day.

18)No guy can handle all his problems on his own.  He’s just too stubborn to admit it.

19)NOT ALL GUYS ARE RUDE!!! Just because ONE is RUDE doesnt mean he represents ALL of them

20)WHEN A GUY SACRIFICES HIS SLEEP AND HEALTH JUST TO TALK TO YOU, HE REALLY LIKES YOU AND WANTS TO BE WITH YOU AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

21)Even if you dump a guy months ago and he loved you he probably still does and if he had one wish it would be you to come back into his life.

…..wtf!

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Philippines Commemorates Rizal Day

December 30, 2008

Today is December 30 and Philippines commemorate the day when our national hero, Jose Rizal die for the honor of the country.

About Jose Rizal.

Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda

Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda

JOSE RIZAL, the national hero of the Philippines and pride of the Malayan race, was born on June 19, 1861, in the town of Calamba, Laguna. He was the seventh child in a family of 11 children (2 boys and 9 girls). Both his parents were educated and belonged to distinguished families. His father, Francisco Mercado Rizal, an industrious farmer whom Rizal called “a model of fathers,” came from Biñan, Laguna; while his mother, Teodora Alonzo y Quintos, a highly cultured and accomplished woman whom Rizal called “loving and prudent mother,” was born in Meisic, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

At the age of 3, he learned the alphabet from his mother; at 5, while learning to read and write, he already showed inclinations to be an artist. He astounded his family and relatives by his pencil drawings and sketches and by his moldings of clay. At the age 8, he wrote a Tagalog poem, “Sa Aking Mga Kabata,” the theme of which revolves on the love of one’s language. In 1877, at the age of 16, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with an average of “excellent” from the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. In the same year, he enrolled in Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas, while at the same time took courses leading to the degree of surveyor and expert assessor at the Ateneo. He finished the latter course on March 21, 1877 and passed the Surveyor’s examination on May 21, 1878; but because of his age, 17, he was not granted license to practice the profession until December 30, 1881. In 1878, he enrolled in medicine at the University of Santo Tomas but had to stop in his studies when he felt that the Filipino students were being discriminated upon by their Dominican tutors.

On May 3, 1882, he sailed for Spain where he continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid. On June 21, 1884, at the age of 23, he was conferred the degree of Licentiate in Medicine and on June 19,1885, at the age of 24, he finished his course in Philosophy and Letters with a grade of “excellent.” Having traveled extensively in Europe, America and Asia, he mastered 22 languages. These include Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malayan, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tagalog, and other native dialects. A versatile genius, he was an architect, artists, businessman, cartoonists, educator, economist, ethnologist, scientific farmer, historian, inventor, journalist, linguist, musician, mythologist, nationalist, naturalist, novelist, ophthalmic surgeon, poet, propagandist, psychologist, scientist, sculptor, sociologist, and theologian. He was an expert swordsman and a good shot.

In the hope of securing political and social reforms for his country and at the same time educate his countrymen, Rizal, the greatest apostle of Filipino nationalism, published, while in Europe, several works with highly nationalistic and revolutionary tendencies. In March 1887, his daring book, NOLI ME TANGERE, a satirical novel exposing the arrogance and despotism of the Spanish clergy, was published in Berlin; in 1890 he reprinted in Paris, Morga’s SUCCESSOS DE LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS with his annotations to prove that the Filipinos had a civilization worthy to be proud of even long before the Spaniards set foot on Philippine soil; on September 18, 1891, EL FILIBUSTERISMO, his second novel and a sequel to the NOLI and more revolutionary and tragic than the latter, was printed in Ghent.

Because of his fearless exposures of the injustices committed by the civil and clerical officials, Rizal provoked the animosity of those in power. This led himself, his relatives and countrymen into trouble with the Spanish officials of the country. As a consequence, he and those who had contacts with him, were shadowed; the authorities were not only finding faults but even fabricating charges to pin him down. Thus, he was imprisoned in Fort Santiago from July 6, 1892 to July 15, 1892 on a charge that anti-friar pamphlets were found in the luggage of his sister Lucia who arrive with him from Hong Kong. While a political exile in Dapitan, he engaged in agriculture, fishing and business; he maintained and operated a hospital; he conducted classes- taught his pupils the English and Spanish languages, the arts. The sciences, vocational courses including agriculture, surveying, sculpturing, and painting, as well as the art of self defense; he did some researches and collected specimens; he entered into correspondence with renowned men of letters and sciences abroad; and with the help of his pupils, he contracted water dam and a relief map of Mindanao- both considered remarkable engineering feats.

His sincerity and friendliness won for him the trust and confidence of even those assigned to guard him; his good manners and warm personality were found irresistible by women of all races with whom he had personal contacts; his intelligence and humility gained for him the respect and admiration of prominent men of other nations; while his undaunted courage and determination to uplift the welfare of his people were feared by his enemies. When the Philippine Revolution started on August 26, 1896, his enemies lost no time in pressing him down. They were able to enlist witnesses that linked him with the revolt and these were never allowed to be confronted by him. Thus, from November 3, 1896, to the date of his execution, he was again committed to Fort Santiago. In his prison cell, he wrote an untitled poem, now known as “Ultimo Adios” which is considered a masterpiece and a living document expressing not only the hero’s great love of country but also that of all Filipinos. After a mock trial, he was convicted of rebellion, sedition and of forming illegal association. In the cold morning of December 30, 1896, Rizal, a man whose 35 years of life had been packed with varied activities which proved that the Filipino has capacity to equal if not excel even those who treat him as a slave, was shot at Bagumbayan Field.

Did you know that.

The Rizal Day bombings, also referred to as the December 30 bombings and 12/30 attacks, were a series of bombings that occurred around Metro Manila in the Philippines on December 30, 2000. The explosions occurred in close succession within a span of a few hours. Twenty-two (22) fatalities were reported and around a hundred more suffered non-fatal injuries.

LRT Bombing during the Rizal Day of year 2000

LRT Bombing during the Rizal Day of year 2000

The blasts occurred during a national holiday in the Philippines, where December 30 is known as Rizal Day, commemorating the martyrdom of the country’s national hero, José Rizal.

Blast Locations

Five locations were bombed almost simultaneously within the span of an hour. All of the locations were situated within the greater Metro Manila area on the Philippine island of Luzon.

  • A bomb exploded at Plaza Ferguson in Malate, Manila. This particular blast site is located less than a hundred meters from the United States Embassy.
  • Another bomb detonated at a gasoline station in the Makati central business district. The target was a gasoline station along EDSA, across the street from the Dusit Hotel in Makati. Two policemen, members of the local bomb squad, died as a result of this explosion.
  • The cargo handling area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was also targeted with at least one explosive device.
  • Another explosive device was detonated inside a bus traveling along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). The bomb exploded while the bus was en-route in the Cubao area of Quezon City. One passenger was killed while several others were injured.
  • The explosion that claimed the most casualties occurred in a train cab at the Blumentritt station of the Metro Manila Light Rail Transit.

Type of explosive employed

The Philippine National Police identified the bombs as one-kilogram blackpowder bombs, set to detonate using timing devices.

In addition, confessions by the convicted perpetrators describe the bombs as ammonium nitrate-based explosives. Most of the components of the bombs such as blasting caps and detonating cords were discovered to have come from the city of Talisay in the southern province of Cebu. The town itself is known for the production of blasting caps used in illegal fishing.

Perpetrators

Initially, various Islamic groups were implicated in the bombings, including the Jemaah Islamiyah, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the Moro National Liberation Front.

In September 2003, almost three years after the incident, the case remained unsolved as the authorities responsible were berated by then-senate president Franklin Drilon.

In May 2003, Saifullah Yunos (aka Mukhlis Yunos), a suspect in the bombings, was arrested in the southern city of Cagayan de Oro as he was about to board a plane to Manila. Police were alerted to the suspect when he failed to explain numerous bandages on his face and arms. A month later, he confessed to a level of involvement in the bombings. A member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s special operations group, he was charged with multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder for his role in the bombings.

In the following years, several members of the Jemaah Islamiyah were arrested for their suspected involvement in the bombings. In 2004, two Muslim men, Mamasao Naga (aka Zainal Paks) and Abdul Pata (aka Mohamad Amir) were arrested by Philippine armed forces in Marawi City. They were supposedly identified by Fathur Rahman Al-Ghozi, a known member of the Jemaah Islamiyah, as the ones responsible for the LRT train cab bombing.

The MILF and the MNLF were later cleared by the Philippine National Police of any involvement in the attacks.

Fathur Rahman Al-Ghozi, an Indonesian national and member of the known terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison for illegal possession of explosives in relation to the Rizal Day bombing incidents. In July 2003, Al-Ghozi, along with several other accomplices, escaped from their holding cell at Camp Crame. Al-Ghozi was later killed in a firefight with Philippine authorities on October 13, 2003.

Aftermath

In December 2006, almost six years after the bombings, Metro Manila police went on heightened alert from bomb scares and the prospect of follow-up attacks on the anniversary of the bombings. The AFP followed suit days after, deploying numerous bomb squads and medical teams to both Fort Bonifacio and Luneta. In addition, the PNP’s Explosives and Ordnance Division and SWAT deployed teams to LRT stations along Taft Avenue, near one of the original bombing sites.

References:

www.ac.wwu.edu/~fasawwu/resources/rizal/biography.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Rizal

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizal_Day_Bombings

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I earned $75 by answering online survey

December 28, 2008

Yes! It’s true.  I earned $75 for just answering an online survey.  All you have to do is write about 3 sentence assessment and review of a certain website.

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Difference between Asteroid and Comet

December 26, 2008

After watching History Channel’s Mega Disaster “Comet Catastrophe”, there is a question that comes to my mind. What is the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

That’s why I started to browse to answer the question that bothers me most.

What is Asteroid?

  • Asteroids are rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun but are too small to be considered planets. They are known as minor planets.
  • Asteroids range in size from Ceres, which has a diameter of about 1000 km, down to the size of pebbles. Sixteen asteroids have a diameter of 240 km or greater. They have been found inside Earth’s orbit to beyond Saturn’s orbit.

Asteroid Belt

Asteroid Belt

  • Most, however, are contained within a main belt that exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Some have orbits that cross Earth’s path and some have even hit the Earth in times past. One of the best preserved examples is Barringer Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona.

  • Asteroids are material left over from the formation of the solar system. One theory suggests that they are the remains of a planet that was destroyed in a massive collision long ago.
  • More likely, asteroids are material that never coalesced into a planet. In fact, if the estimated total mass of all asteroids was gathered into a single object, the object would be less than 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) across — less than half the diameter of our Moon.
  • Much of our understanding about asteroids comes from examining pieces of space debris that fall to the surface of Earth.
  • Asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth are called meteoroids. When a meteoroid strikes our atmosphere at high velocity, friction causes this chunk of space matter to incinerate in a streak of light known as a meteor. If the meteoroid does not burn up completely, what’s left strikes Earth’s surface and is called a meteorite.

What is Comet?

  • A comet is a small Solar System body that orbits the Sun and, when close enough to the Sun, exhibits a visible coma (atmosphere) or a tail — both primarily from the effects of solar radiation upon the comet’s nucleus. Comet nuclei are themselves loose collections of ice, dust and small rocky particles, measuring a few kilometres or tens of kilometres across.

Comet

Comet

  • Comets have a variety of different orbital periods, ranging from a few years, to hundreds of thousands of years, while some are believed to pass through the inner Solar System only once before being thrown out into interstellar space.
  • Short-period comets are thought to originate in the Kuiper Belt, or associated scattered disc, which lie beyond the orbit of Neptune.
  • Long-period comets are believed to originate at a very much greater distance from the Sun, in a cloud (the Oort cloud) consisting of debris left over from the condensation of the solar nebula.
  • Comets are thrown from these outer reaches of the Solar System inwards towards the Sun by gravitational perturbations from the outer planets (in the case of Kuiper Belt objects) or nearby stars (in the case of Oort Cloud objects), or as a result of collisions.
  • Comets leave a trail of debris behind them. If the comet’s path crosses Earth’s path, then at that point may be meteor showers as the Earth passes through the trail of debris.
  • The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year between August 9 and 13 when the Earth passes through the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle.
  • Comets are distinguished from asteroids by the presence of a coma or tail, though very old comets that have lost all their volatile materials may come to resemble asteroids.
  • Asteroids are also believed to have a different origin from comets, having formed in the inner Solar System rather than the outer Solar System.

Recent findings have, however, somewhat blurred the distinction between asteroids and comets.

References:

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/asteroid.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet