Saturday, August 17, 2013

Japan interesting FACTS

2 - Did you know that any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry a bag and special bags to pick up dog droppings.  Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics.

3 - Did you know that hygiene worker in Japan is called "health engineer" and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month,
and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!

4 - Did you know that Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year,
 but do not prevent her from becoming the second largest economy in the world? -

5 - Did you know that Hiroshima returned to what it was economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb in just ten years?

6 - Did you know that Japan prevents the use of mobile in trains, restaurants and indoor
7 - Did you know that in Japan students from the first to sixth primary year must learn ethics in dealing with people -
8 - Did you know that the Japanese even though one of the richest people in the world but they do not have servants.
The parents are responsible for the house and children -

9 - Did you know that there is no examination from the first to the third primary level; because the goal of education is to instill
concepts and character building, not just examination and indoctrination. -

10 - Did you know that if you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without
any waste. 
No wasteful food.

11 - Did you know that the rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!!

They appreciate the value of time, very punctual to
minutes and seconds

12 -. Did you know that children in schools brush their teeth (sterile) and clean their teeth after a meal at school;
They maintain their health from an early age -

13 - Did you know that students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure right digestion When asked about this concern, they said:
These students are the future of Japan .
The Japanese might have lost the
war, but look what they have done for their own Country.

There are no bombs going off in crowded business-centres. Or ""Honour Killings"".

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Pantai - Pantai Terindah di Sumbawa Barat

Pantai - Pantai Terindah di Sumbawa Barat


Beaches - Beautiful Beaches in West Sumbawa NTB

to see the article and foto2 beach in West Sumbawa please click the link below
Photography and Text by Barry Kusuma
Sumbawa is known for the beauty of Coast beaches, any beach that must be visited in the West Sumbawa. 

Maluk beach 
Maluk beach is in a bay, which is located in the village of West Sumbawa Jereweh Maluk. who makes beautiful because Maluk Beach is flanked by two hills, namely Bukit Mantun the north and Bukit Reply to the south. Panorama of the beach is very beautiful, with sparkling white sand. Maluk beach can be fairly Tourists crowded because it is adjacent to the city Maluk addition to local residents. many surfers who want to learn to surf this beach come. 

Maluk Coast than surf here we can also meet a lot of fishing boats 
Spicy beef jerky often found on the beach stalls Maluk 
Besides surfing, there are many other activities you can do at the beach Maluk. You can swim, sunbathe, canoeing, or just laze around while playing on the beach sand. Clean white sand beaches and shallow sea is perfect and to perform various activities. Around Maluk Beach there are several restaurants and food stalls that will satisfy your culinary. 

Rantung beach 
Rantung beach one of the best surfing spots in Indonesia, even in the world. Waves at this beach are included in the list of the best waves in the world. No wonder that the famous Maluk Beach to various parts of the world surfing championships and many international level (International Surfing Championship) held there. This beach is known by people around the beach because Smithers Yoyo's rolling waves to a height of over two meters and the waves much like yoyo continued rolling up as if to suck the surfers who try to conquer it. 

Here are lodging and many foreign tourists who occupy this inn, staying here is generally surfers. they specifically came to this beach just to subdue the fierce waves contained on this beach. 

Tropical beach 
excellence tropical beach has sand beaches have sand and white pepper-shaped, curved shape was like a lake shore. Moreover, the color blue is really exotic beaches, beach is arguably its unspoilt beaches, just a pity there are many Tropical resort near trash and other Along Tropical Beach neighborhood looks clean, nice area on the water or beach sand beach. 

Tropical beach scenery is beautiful. We can see the rocks time stroll on the sand beach we can also find the shells with a colorful variety of diverse forms. Every now and then we can also find a small animal around the coast such as crabs and snails. 

Lawar beach 
Lawar beach is a beach on the west coast of the island of Sumbawa. The distance is about 3 to 5 km from the beach Rantung. Lawar very exotic beach, with dunes towering at the right end of the beach. Like the other beaches on the west coast of Sumbawa, white sandy beach as well Lawar. Interestingly, the sand on the beach is really clean and soft white like milk powder. on the left coast there are many big rocks very beautiful if you photograph. Grains of sand at the foot feels very soft. To feel the softness of the sand you should walk barefoot.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom’s Mega

Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom’s Mega

Two major Hollywood studios have asked Google to remove the homepage of Kim Dotcom’s Mega from its search results. Warner Bros. and NBC Universal claim that their copyrighted content is hosted on the URL and want it taken down. Dotcom is disappointed by the news and points out that constant takedown abuse is restricting access to legitimate files. “This is in line with the unreasonable content industry behavior we have experienced for years,” he says in a response.
Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find.
Unfortunately not all of these requests are correct. Because of the high number of often automated notices and the fact that copyright holders don’t check the validity of all requests, this results in questionable takedowns.
One site that has been the target of this kind of takedown abuse is Kim Dotcom’s file-storage service Mega. In recent weeks Hollywood studios Warner Bros. and NBC Universal both asked Google to de-list Mega’s homepage from its search index. These are odd requests as Mega’s homepage doesn’t link to any files at all.
According to a takedown request by NBC Universal, however, Google is led to believe that Mega’s homepage is linking to an infringing copy of its film Mama. Warner Bros. on the other hand claim in a DMCA notice that Mega is making a pirated copy of Gangster Squad available to the public.

NBC Universal takedown request
Kim Dotcom is not happy with the censorship attempt and points out that this is not the first time he has fallen victim to this kind of abuse.
“The Warner Bros. and NBC Universal requests to Google are censoring our entire homepage. This is in line with the unreasonable content industry behavior we have experienced for years,” Dotcom tells TorrentFreak.
“You will recall the illegal takedown of the Megaupload song by Universal Music and the attempts to censor our Mega radio ads. The shutdown of the entire Megaupload site remains the ultimate illegal takedown by the content industry.”
In this case, Google caught the error and refused to remove the Mega homepage, making it still available in its search results today. However, these kind of mistakes are certainly not an isolated incident. Dotcom points out that when Megaupload was still around one in five DMCA requests were bogus, often the result of automated processes.
“During the Megaupload days over 20% of all takedown notices were bogus. We analysed big samples of notices and most were automated keyword based takedowns that affected a lot of legitimate files. The abuse of the takedown system is so severe that no service provider can rely on takedown notices for a fair repeat infringer policy.”
Dotcom believes that instead of teaming up with Hollywood and protecting the interests of the copyright lobby, the White House should understand that the entertainment industries’ misuse of the DMCA has damaging consequences.
“The constant abuse of takedown rules and the ignorance of DMCA obligations by the content industry are based on the confidence that the current U.S. administration is protecting this kind of behavior. The political contract prosecution of Megaupload is the best example,” Dotcom tells us.
“The White House doesn’t appreciate that the DMCA was the biggest contributor to a thriving Internet economy in the U.S,” he adds.
The ‘mistakes’ by Warner Bros and NBC Universal show that wrongful takedown requests can seriously impede the availability of perfectly legal content. With millions of notices coming in each week Google can’t possibly correct all errors, as we’ve shown many times in the past.
Dotcom agrees, and points out that the copyright extremists are the problem, not the service providers like Mega.
“From my experience the only people who are acting like criminal lunatics are the copyright extremists who think that the DMCA doesn’t matter. Their agenda is war against innovation. The kind that forces the content industry to adjust an outdated business model.”
“History repeats itself and Innovation always wins,” Dotcom concludes.


A Tipping Point Against The Copyright Monopoly Regime Is A Lot Closer Than You Think

A Tipping Point Against The Copyright Monopoly Regime Is A Lot Closer Than You Think

When I founded the Swedish Pirate Party and decided to change the political landscape of the copyright monopoly, I frequently told reporters that the plan was to change Sweden, Europe, and the world – in that order. They usually backed away wondering whether I was serious, so I laid out the plan for them.
The key to changing the world’s copyright monopoly regime lies in Europe and the European Union. The reason for that is that the United States is completely dependent on a number of Industrial Protectionism (IP) schemes since the failure of its industrial capacity in the mid-1970s, having moved ahead from that failure with disguising lopsided rent-seeking schemes as “free trade agreements”. The first of these was the WTO, the body created to oversee the TRIPs agreement. There have been many more since. You cannot change the United States from within on these matters.
Externally, the United States puts significant unilateral pressure on any country that doesn’t submit to these agreements, up to and including trade sanctions. (You will not have a hard time finding a case where the United States has threatened a country with trade sanctions or visa problems for having a too lax copyright monopoly regime, for example – the U.S. even does this on a regular basis in something named the “Special 301 Report”.) That’s why Europe is key to change.
Europe has the world’s largest economy, slightly larger than that of the United States. (China is in third place.) For trade sanctions to be effective, they have to be directed against a smaller player. This is why the United States can have effective trade sanctions against Cuba, but not the other way around. Therefore, the United States cannot execute trade sanctions against Europe without getting hurt more itself.
However, the laws and enforcement of the copyright monopolies, patent monopolies and other protectionism schemes are at the national level in the European Union. That means that a state in Europe can change its laws significantly, and still enjoy the shield against trade sanctions that comes with being a member of the European Union. (The country may get some heat within the EU, but that’s not going to have any consequences if there is political momentum in the direction of the change. EU rules are routinely ignored when politically inconvenient.)
So Sweden could change its copyright monopoly laws and be free to ignore the rattling of American sabers, knowing safely that the threats cannot be put into effect. So could Poland or Germany, if there was political will. But Sweden is not a very interesting country in terms of political clout. It was just meant to be the proof of concept; the important first stage.
Remember: Sweden, Europe, and the world. In that order.
(As a side note, countries in Latin America also have a politically expedient climate for this change and the gradual dismantling of Industrial Protectionism schemes, but lack the necessary shield from an economic union, and even so, their combined economy is roughly half of that of the US or the EU – not enough on its own.)
On June 7, 2009, the proof of concept materialized as the Swedish Pirate Party took two out of Sweden’s twenty seats in the European Parliament. That sent shockwaves through the political establishment. I thought that this would be the signal for Pirate Parties to form in more countries, seeing that success was achievable; that was actually wrong. There were already Pirate Parties in some fifty different countries by that date. Things had moved much faster than I had anticipated.
To see why Europe is the next step, we need to understand the political dynamics of the Industrial Protectionism supporters (copyright monopoly and patent monopoly rooters). These schemes have essentially been forced onto Eastern Europe by the countries in the west of Europe – notably the UK, France, and Germany. But tides are changing. In the European Parliament, there is now an estimated one-half still in favor of monopolistic protectionism, one-third sceptical or against it, and one-sixth undecided. Shift that balance by more than a sixth, and the protectionist dismantlers will get political majority.
But there’s more than just the European Parliament. Europe is run in many different ways in parallel, and I mentioned the UK, France, and Germany. It is enough to win one of those three countries to tip the political majority in Europe toward the line of the countries in Eastern Europe: the political line exposing copyright monopolies and patent monopolies of today for lopsided rent-seeking schemes that are generally bad for everybody with the possible exception of the United States.
Let’s take a closer look at Germany. The Pirate Party there has enjoyed quite a bit of success, but has come tumbling back down to a more baseline level of support after failing to live up to extreme amounts of hype around the party. If it manages to get a kingmaker position in the German Parliament, it has the power to shift Germany’s stance completely on these matters (and the other parties would gladly give up such a peripheral issue – peripheral to them, anyway – in exchange for the Office of Chancellor).
To do this, the German Piratenpartei needs 5% in the elections on September 22 of this year. If that happens, and the kingmaker move succeeds, then there will be a majority in Europe against copyright monopolies and patent monopolies.
The German Piratenpartei is currently polling at 3%-4%.
Just another small nudge forward for the German Piratenpartei, and Germany is won. The instant Germany is won, Europe is won.
And the day that Europe decides that it is not going to honor protectionistic monopolies, then that’s just the way it is. The day the world’s largest economy (Europe) decides that copyright monopolies are bullshit, they will practically cease to exist overnight elsewhere, too. The same goes for any gradual dismantling.
In other words, we are ridiculously close to a tipping point which will end this destructive war on information, knowledge, and culture. We are ridiculously close to a tipping point which will start dismantling the atrocious copyright and patent monopolies, worldwide. Specifically, we are about 1.5% of political support in Germany away from that tipping point.