Sunday, June 29, 2008

Coconut tree!

The flipping ship


research vessel (Floating Instrument Platform) is the only ship in the world having the ability to flip from a horizontal position to a vertical position while at sea.

The FLIP ship is designed to study wave height, acoustic signals, water temperature and density, and for the collection of meteorological data.

FLIP is 108 meters long and weighs 700 long tons. According to
Alan Bellows

, "when in horizontal traveling mode, the long, hollow ballast area trails behind. When it reaches the desired location, the "tail" is flooded until the nose sticks straight up into the air, taking about twenty-eight minutes to reach vertical position".

Even in stormy conditions, it is as stable as a fencepost, because most of its length lies in the untroubled waters beneath the waves.

During the flip, the crew stand on the outside decks. Scientists and crewmembers literally walk up the walls to stay upright. Suddenly, the aft side of the barge becomes its floor. That makes for some ingenious engineering feats in equipping its bridge, galley, crew quarters and scientific laboratory. Even its head, or bathroom, had to be constructed to operate in a vertical and horizontal position.

As you can see in the video, some of FLIP's furnishings are also built so they can rotate to a new position.

In 1995, FLIP received a $2,000,000 modernization. The structural build is currently excellent and instrumentation will allow FLIP to be an oceanographic powerhouse in the future.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

~100 ways to say i love you~

Here are 100 ways to say "I love you", my favorite words, in each of the most popular languages

Arabic - Ana Behibak (to a male)
Arabic - Ana Behibek (to a female)
Bavarian - I mog di narrisch gern
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Burmese - chit pa de
Cambodian - Bon sro lanh oon
Canadian French - Sh'teme
Cantonese - Ngo oi ney
Chinese - (see the entries for mandarin or cantonese!)
Corsican - Ti tengu cara (to female)
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Croatian - LJUBim te
Czech - miluji te

Danish - "Jeg elsker dig"  (pronounced 'yai el-ske die').  Thanks Ms. Schramm :-)
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
English - I love youEnglish - I adore you
Filipino - Mahal ka ta
Flemish - Ik zie oe geerne
French - Je t'aime
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
German - Ich liebe Dich
Greek - s'ayapo
Hawaiian - Aloha I'a Au Oe
Hebrew - Ani ohev otach (male to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev otcha (male to male)Hebrew - Ani ohevet otach (female to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohevet otcha (female to male)
Hindi - Mai tumase pyar karata hun (male to female)
Hindi - Mai tumase pyar karati hun (female to male)
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska thig
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Iranian - Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish - taim i' ngra leatItalian - ti amo (if it's a relationship/lover/spouse)
Italian - ti voglio bene (if it's a friend, or relative)
Japanese - Kimi o ai shiteru
Japanese - Aishiteru
Japanese - Chuu shiteyo
Japanese - Ora omee no koto ga suki da
Japanese - Ore wa omae ga suki da
Japanese - Suitonnen
Japanese - Sukiyanen
Japanese - Sukiyo
Japanese - Watashi Wa Anata Ga Suki Desu
Japanese - Watashi Wa Anata Wo Aishithe Imasu
Japanese - Watakushi-wa anata-wo ai shimasu
Japanese - Suki desu (used at 1st time, like for a start, when you are not yet real lovers)
Klingon - qabang
Klingon - qaparHa' (depends where in the galaxy you are)
Korean - No-rul sarang hae (man to woman in casual relation)
Korean - Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Latin - Te amo
Latin - Vos amo
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - TAVE MYLIU
Mandarin - Wo ai ni
Mohawk - Konoronhkwa
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk)
Pakistani - Mujhe Tumse Muhabbat Hai
Persian - Tora dost daram
Pig Latin - Ie Ovele Ouye
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portuguese - Amo-te
Portuguese (brazilian) - Eu te amo
Punjabi - Mai taunu pyar karda
Romanian - Te iu besc
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Serbian - ljubim te
Serbocroatian - Volim te
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - lubim ta
Slovene - ljubim te
Spanish - Te amo
Srilankan - Mama Oyata Arderyi
Swahili - Naku penda (followed by the person's name)
Swedish - Jag a"lskar dig
Swiss-German - Ch'ha di ga"rn
Syrian/Lebanese - BHEBBEK (to a female)
Syrian/Lebanese - BHEBBAK (to a male)
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Thai - Phom Rak Khun (formal, male to female)
Thai - Ch'an Rak Khun (formal, female to male)
Thai - Khao Raak Thoe (affectionate, sweet, loving)
Tunisian - Ha eh bak
Turkish - Seni seviyorum
Ukrainian - ja tebe koKHAju
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (woman to man)
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (man to woman)
Vulcan - Wani ra yana ro aisha
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu di.
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh lib
Yugoslavian - Ya te volim
Zulu - Mena Tanda Wena

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Funny General Pictures

No comment!
No comment!
Keep in shape whenever, wherever!
Smoking causes impotence also.
Overloaded animal.  Some people have no mercy.

Funny Computer Tricks


  • Copy and paste the java script code in the following red lines to the address bar of your browser 

    javascript:function Shw(n) {if (self.moveBy) {for (i = 35; i > 0; i--) {for (j = n; j > 0; j--) {self.moveBy(1,i);self.moveBy(i,0);self.moveBy(0,-i);self.moveBy(-i,0); } } }} Shw(6) 

    2: Press enter and watch your window's "shaking it".  You can change the value of i if you wish :-)

Apple iPhone Facts

I am a big fan of this phone! On Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 and at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, Steve Jobs, head of Apple, announced to the world iPhone.  The revolutionary smart phone is definitely going to change the way we think of cell phones. Below are some tips, information, fun facts, cool features, specs, and other related information about this  amazing product. 

  • The iPhone is a Smart Cell Phone, IPod, Internet communications device, and Digital Camera in one device.

  • The iPhone has sensors that enable it to change automatically the direction of its screen from portrait to landscape based on the vertical or horizontal alignment of the phone.

  • The IPhone controls are based on touching the screen by your finger.  No more buttons.  Software replaces hardware. 

  • The iPhone has proximity sensors that would prevent you from activating certain features on its screen by your ear while talking and also turns off the screen display when close to your ear to save power

  • iPhone even has sensors to adjust the light of the screen based on the light of the surroudings

  • iPhone becomes an iPod with few touches.  The 3.5 inch widescreen is amazing in browsing through your iPod content from videos, to music albums, to TV shows, to movies, to photo albums, to audio books...

  • The iPhone has a 2-megapixel camera and a photo software that enable you to sync, browse, email, and control pictures better than any other smartphones.

  • The phone is 4.5 (115 mm) inches high,  2.4 inches wide (61mm), and 0.46 thick (11.6mm).

  • You can make calls by just touching the screen and selecting numbers or names from your address book or call list.

  • You can check your voicemail by browsing your voicemails by sender, or time, or other features.  Just like email.  Gone are the days where you have to go listen to all your voicemails in order to listen to the voicemails that matter to you.

  • Apple had Cingular to change its wireless infrastructure in a way that would enable the use of the IPhone features like the ability to browse the voicemail on the screen.

  • In the day that the IPhone was announced, other cell phone and smartphones makers companies' shares tumbled.  Apple stock (AAPL) went up 8% while Research in Motion stock (makers of Blackberry) went down 7%.  Other companies like Motorolla, Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung, Panasonic, Phillips, Siemens were also affected

  • Cisco Systems owns the trademark for the name "iPhone" and it Cisco sued Apple for the infringement. Apple and Cisco are actively negotiating a compromise.

  • You can unlock the iPhone with a flick of a finger.

  • On the same day iPhone was announced, the company changed its name from Apple Computers to Apple Inc to reflect the expansion in its consumers outreach

  • For sending SMS, short messages, the iPhone screen becomes a predictive QWERTY that corrects your mistakes.

  • The email application is applicable to most IMAP and POP3 emails

  • Apple's Safari web browser on the Apple iPhone enables you to see the web pages closer to the way they are designed to appear on regular computers.

  • You can sync your favorites from your laptop or desktop with the iPhone

  • iPhone has an integrated mapping software based on Google Maps that is simply amazing!

  • iPhone wireless technology is based on quad-band GSM. 

  • The iPhone supports Cingular’s EDGE network, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, which links to Apple’s Bluetooth headset - compare with Motorola's and other headsets.

  • The phone will cost $499 for the four Gigabytes model, 4GB, and $599 for the eight gigabytes model, 8GB.

  • Because of its exclusive agreement with Apple, Cingular Wireless, is poised to have a competitive edge of other cell phone providers like Alltel, AT&T Wireless, CellularOne,   Cricket, MetroPCs, Nextel, Qwest, Southern LINC, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile