25 October 2007



1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline.
When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum
products) are significant. Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the indicated gallon age is actually the amount pumped.. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps.

2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank.

3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation.)

4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three delivery
settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that already has been metered.
If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapors, which is being sucked back into the underground tank, so you're getting less gas for your money.

Source: Unknown

24 October 2007

Pencinta keadilan diminta hadiri perhimpunan 10 November


Pelbagai lapisan masyarakat yang cintakan keadilan diminta hadir pada perhimpunan rakyat di Dataran Merdeka 10 November ini bagi menuntut pilihan raya adil dan bersih.

Perhimpunan itu dianjur Gabungan Menuntut Pilihan raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) yang menggalakkan orang ramai hadir dengan memakai kemeja berwarna kuning

Naib Presiden PAS, Dato’ Husam Musa berkata, golongan muda disaran tampil menyertai perhimpunan itu bagi menyatakan sokongan terhadap usaha menuntut pilihan raya adil dan bebas di negara ini.

Memandangkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) sudah lari dari tanggungjawab yang sebenar, maka himpunan aman untuk menyatakan rasa tidak puas tersebut perlu diadakan segera.

Diharap program itu mencapai matlamat bagi menuntut hak dan menyatakan rasa tidak puas hati terhadap badan terbabit dan kerajaan,” katanya ketika ditemui selepas majlis ramah mesra dengan masyarakat Cina di Kampung Cina, dekat sini baru-baru ini.

Beliau juga meminta orang ramai yang datang di perhimpunan tersebut memakai kemeja T berwarna kuning yang dicetak khas untuk program itu.


03 October 2007

MYANMAR: Fear of torture and ill treatment of detainees


A Solidarity vigil will be held this Friday night, in support of Burma’s people, who are unable to exercise their fundamental rights in their country, and to express our opposition towards the Burma military junta’s bloody crackdown on protestors.

There are now reports filing in, that hundreds have been killed and some 6,000 people are being held at various detention facilities. Thousands of monks have been forcibly defrocked and are believed to be on their way to the military junta’s deadly labour camps.

The vigil is an initiative of civil society organisations, including Amnesty International Malaysia, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Civil Rights Committee of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH-CRC) and Youth For Change (Y4C): Friday Night, 5 October 2007, 8 p.m. at KLCC Entrance nearest to Menara Maxis, opposite Avenue K. Please come to show your solidarity. Please bring candles, candle-holders and banners. Wear your red top too.

“Please use your liberty to promote ours”
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, detained Nobel Peace Laureate.

For further information, please contact SUARAM (MoonHui) at 03-77843525 or Amnesty International (K.Shan) at 03-79552680.


Please cut and paste the letter below & kindly put your name AND E-mail it back to amnesty international malaysia at ( ua@aimalaysia.org )This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

H.E. U Tin Latt
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
No. 11 A, Jalan Aman, Off Jalan Damai,
54000 Kuala Lumpur

27 September 2007

Your Excellency,

Release all detainees immediately

I would like to express my concern about the reports that hundreds of monks and other peaceful protesters, including well-known comedian Zargana and Member of Parliament Paik Ko have been detained.

I call on the authorities to release them immediately and unconditionally, unless they are to be charged with recognisably criminal offences.

I also call on the authorities to ensure that, while they remain in custody, all the detainees are held only in official places of detention, and are given immediate access to lawyers, their families and any medical treatment they may require.
I strongly urge the authorities to ensure that the detainees are not subjected to torture or any other ill-treatment.

Lastly, I call on the authorities to ensure that all people in Myanmar are able to peacefully exercise the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly without fear of harassment, intimidation or arbitrary detention, in line with international human rights standards.

Yours sincerely,


01 October 2007



I got an email from David Schwartz about fraud warning. Thanks David and you can visit David at http://blog.thetoolwiz.com :

Two or three weeks back, a fellow IMer, David Cavanagh reported that his Google GMail account got hacked somehow and taken over by someone who went through the emails and changed the logins for a bunch of his other accounts, and generally caused a TON of damage. He said that Google wasn't very helpful in the matter.

Well, I've just come across a GMail vulnerability alert that everybody with a
GMail account needs to read: http://www.thetoolwiz.com/HotPicks/GMailHacked2

It seems Google has now discovered a way that people can take over your GMail account without your knowledge or permission just by you visiting a web site with a tiny bit of javascript that's run inside your browser while you're logged into your GMail account.

The Good News is they've fixed this little vulnerability. But ... it does nothing if
someone as already gotten into your account this way!

Apparently, they don't think it's important enough to bother telling their users,
either. Did you get an email from them about this? I sure didn't!

In short, get into your GMail account RIGHT NOW and check your SETTINGS | FILTERS and see if there are any there that you don't recognize. If so, delete them and change your password IMMEDIATELY!

As a general rule, I never forward stuff to my friends, and I don't normally advise it either. But in this particular case, it might be a good idea if you DO FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS.

It's a simple thing for Google to send out an alert to their customers. But like many big companies, they hate calling attention to their own shortcomings. And besides, there's probably something buried in their Terms Of Service that say they're not responsible for monitoring or even informing you of problems in their system they may have created.

On another fraud-related topic, I strongly encourage you to examine your credit and debit card accounts for charges from either of these two vendors:
Purchase Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Authorized Amount: -$16.94 USD
Authorization Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Time: 07:27:31 PDT
Merchant: MTC TOUCH Beirut LB
Purchase Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Authorized Amount: -$41.69 USD
Authorization Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Time: 07:33:23 PDT

These are from my PayPal Debit Card account, and they showed up without my knowledge or authorization. I posted something in a forum, and since then nearly a dozen other people have reported almost identical transactions in one of their accounts. The common denominators thus far are:

* PayPal Debit cards or virtual cards
* WaMu Debit Cards
* people with accounts at RegisterFly and/or GoDaddy
* people who've used a wireless connection to purchase something recently, particularly in or around certain hotels, including wireless access at hotels

If you find one of these charges on any account, dispute it immediately with your card service provider.

Note that the amounts being charged to TM NETGAMES have varied from $13 to $19, while the ones to MTC TOUCH have all been right around $41.

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