Saturday, December 31, 2005


Happy new year to all of my blog readers!!!!!!!!

happy new year
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from blog of Nyein Chan Yar with love.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

BurmaNet as a blog

It is great to see that BurmaNet is starting to continue as a blog. Ohhh legendry BurmaNet!!!! As much as I know they are the very first Burmese website. They started this news website long before Burmese generals heard about internet. May be these generals heard about Internet like this. 
someone: "bo gyoke, there is a news site called BurmaNet on the Internet!!!!" 
General: "Internet????!!! What's that?"
lol lol lol
Anyway… They are still trying to put all the archive on the blog. And they still continue old website and mailing list. But I would go with xml feed.
(hey… btw, it is powered by WordPress.)

post about the switch

XML feed: (RSS 2.0) (atom 0.3)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

IE, Firefox agree on feed icon

rss If you are reading this on FireFox, you must have noticed an orange icon at right end of URL address field. 
rss ff
By clicking on it, you will be asked to add “live bookmark”. After adding my site, you can read my blog feed anytime from that bookmark without visiting my site. 

Why am I talking this? Coz …

Microsoft’s IE7 RSS team just decided to adopt that orange icon used in Firefox. They made several icons already. After all, they wanted to make some kind of standard for this feed icon. So, they paid a visit to FF team to ask for permission. and FF team happily allowed them to use it. I’m glad they made right decision. Applause for both of the teams for good cooperation. 
Microsoft RSS Team Blog
Seattle Pi post

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Irrawaddy: The Faces of Burma 2005

As always, Irrawaddy has issued the article: The Faces of Burma 2005. I used to read their “people of the year” article. But I was busy and forgot to visit there these days. Thanks to Lwin Moe’s blog post, I reached there.

So, here it is. The Faces of Burma 2005.

One person surprised me from the list is “Kyaing Kyaing”, Than Shwe’s wife. So, according to this article, she is controlling Than shwe. 

The Faces of Burma 2005

If you haven’t seen previous years articles, here they are…
The people of 2004
Burma’s Influential Figures (2003)
By the way, Irrawaddy should keep a constant name for this every-year-article so that people can find it through search engine. I know the links coz I have these pages saved. If not, it would be hard to find.

The Faces of Burma 2005

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Time: Persons of the Year, 2005

Time magazine named Irish rocker Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda as “Persons of the Year" for being Good Samaritans.

I'm v glad to see Bono in this list. As everybody knows, U2 singer Bono is a great rock singer as well as great humanitarian activist. He also concern for people of Burma and daw Aung San Suu Kyi. 

For information about Bill Gates and his wife Melinda's humanitarian works, check their website, gatesfoundation. They are doing great humanitarian works also.  For example, their donation for Malaria Research. Malaria is very severe problem for underdeveloped countries like Burma. Medicine companies do not want to invest research on malaria because it won’t be profitable for them.

Time magazine
Yahoo news article

time persons of 2005

Friday, December 16, 2005

compassion towards evil

Let me write something lingering in my head these days.

I have nothing to do with this but when I read news this week, I felt that the world is rotating in reverse direction. Because People were condemning Arnold Schwarzenegger for refusing to block the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams.

That Stanley Tookie Williams killed four people in 1978. And since he is the founder of a gang which committed countless brutal killings, he is such a dangerous evil. 

For example, look at this:
Williams allegedly said about one of the killings, "You should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him." According to the governor's account, Williams then made a growling noise and laughed for five to six minutes.[link ]

What a dangerous evil he is!!!! He was having appetite from killing. Such an evil. Such a killer. 

I believe Arnold Schwarzenegger made right decision by not granting clemency.

But people are protesting Schwarzenegger. European countries condemned a lot. What the hell is happening? Is this compassion towards evil????? I want to ask those people who protest like this… “Will you say/do this if the people who were killed are your family member??? Answer me correctly, genuinely.” 
Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency for Williams
Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger

Friday, December 09, 2005

High performance takeoff of an airliner

The following video clip shows the high performance takeoff of an airliner. Normally airliners do not takeoff like that. Of coz, obviously, passengers will be frightened. But airliner’s structures do not allow this also. With full load, there could be structural failure.

In this video, they are just demonstrating takeoff  I think. Fighter aircrafts used to takeoff with such steep pitch angle. But, airliners cannot do this because of its tail location. So, this plane took off normally. It continued with horizontal flight for a few seconds. And then… wow!!!!! 

The owner of this video didn’t give information of this aircraft. So, I searched for this. In the video, the airline is Eurowings. There, I found that, the a/c is Airbus A319-112.

Here are some links I found.

Airbus A319 information page.
Eurowings Airbus A319-112 photo
Eurowings images

F-18 takeoff suddenly with very steep pitch angle
Photo: F-18 takeoff suddenly with very steep climb angle.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Blogger highlights

I want to highlight two Myanmar bloggers today. They used to come up with great original articles. These posts are worth to be read and noticed by wider audience. That's why I am recommending you to read. 

First blogger is Swan Bros  .

Make Banks Pay for Your Credit Card
 Swan bros said, "The money I earn from banks by using this credit card is more than the annual fees I have to pay."
(I don't want to quote much here coz it is hard to tell you what the main point is from a few quotes. But the title is self-explaining.!!!)

Next post by Swanbros is:
Don’t Let The Banks Rob You. Yes, don't let the banks rob you. 

Another blogger I want to highlight is Moe Moe.
I had highlighted her blog before. now this is another hit. 
There's stains on my tshirt and I'm a mess..
hamm... I don't know what this title means. :) But I can assure you that this post will leave you with some thoughts.
From the post:
But I was looking at this girl's website and she is 15. She was posing like she was on Play boy, all 50 pictures of her. And I was sitting there, looking at her scantily clad clothes that she wore to parties - wow - did I do that when I was living in Torrance, California? - Dude, but I was 21 then - this girl is 15! 15! I didn't know what to do, or think. I wanted to cover her up and tell her, dude, you got to respect yourself.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Partial Face Transplant Performed in France

face transplant:
OMG!!!!!!! I heard last year that face transplant is possible . Now French doctors did it.
From the Yahoo news article:
The woman was mauled by a pet Labrador in May, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat. The dog was put down.

The partial face was donated by the family of a woman who was declared brain dead.

The recipient now must take drugs to prevent her body from rejecting the transplant, which Dubernard has said carries "a slightly more elevated risk of cancer."

Dubernard took part in the decision to carry out a partial face transplant despite risks that include the patient's potentially negative psychological reaction to wearing part of someone else's face.

Dubernard led teams that performed a hand transplant in 1998 and the world's first double forearm transplant in January 2000.

Partial Face Transplant Performed in France
Woman Who Had Face Transplant Doing Well

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Savage Chickens

As I said in the short note above, I’m having some freaky busy days. Whatever it is, I don’t want to grumble here. Chicken Little is in cinemas now. I can’t go and watch that too. So, let’s have fun with savage chickens. Here are some of my favorites.

Savage Chickens
Savage Chickens
Savage Chickens
Savage Chickens

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

AAPPB report

AAPP (Burma) published a report on Torture in Burma's Interrogation Centers and Prisons yesterday. In this report, exile activists who fled to Thai explained the detail of how they were tortured in prison.

From the press release 66 of AAPPB:
Reacting to the report, Senator John McCain, whose essay “Torture's Terrible Toll” appeared on the cover of Newsweek Magazine in late November, said "My heart goes out to those suffering for their belief in human rights and democracy. This report demonstrates that torture of political prisoners is a state policy of Burma's junta. All Americans, who stand by the Burmese people in their aspirations for freedom, should be outraged." McCain went on to say that the report "Illustrates in painstaking detail yet one more reason why United Nations Security Council action is long overdue. Those who care about human rights and human decency should press the Security Council to take up the issue of Burma immediately." 


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