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Perpetual Motion

22 Sep

Perepiteia is purportedly a new kind of generator developed by Thane Heins. It all began back in 1985, when Thane Heins, having studied electronics at Heritage College in Gatineau, Quebec, started thinking about how magnets could be used to improve power generators. Mechanically, the device appears to be an induction motor with a magnetic material placed inside the rotor core. Heins believes that the device’s potential may rest in its atypical manipulation of back EMF.

Other parts: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Critics of the system have pointed out that the system described by Heins simply demonstrates a change in the motor’s hysteresis drag, increasing the speed of the rotor but not producing any energy. In other words, when the rotor exhibits acceleration following a specific electrical short-out, the device is merely more efficiently converting the input electricity to mechanical energy than in the other test configurations.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Star

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Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010

1 Nov

On 30th September 2007, other than the A4TECH Compact Multmedia X-SLim Keyboard, I also bought a DVD Home Theater System from the Philips’ Soil Sets Sale at SGD$130.

ImageShack : Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010

Simply sounds great. Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II surround sound. 12-bit/108MHz video processing for sharp, natural images. Connect and enjoy multiple sources. Built-in FM/AM tuner. Play all your movies and music. Play DivX, MP3, WMA, and JPEG digital camera photos. Play CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL.

ImageShack : Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010
1x center, 2x front, 2x rear speakers.

ImageShack : Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010
Subwoofer (A subwoofer refers to either a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker dedicated to the reproduction of bass audio frequencies, typically from 150 Hz down to 20 Hz.)

ImageShack : Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010
Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010 Main Unit

ImageShack : Philips DVD Home Theater System HTS3010
HTS3000/HTS3010 User Manual, FM wire antenna, Composite video cable, Power cable and Remote Control.

M1 Did It Again!

14 Mar

I was thinking to subscribe the M1 Broadband, when I saw the “5GB Free Data Bundle” message. After all it is not an unlimited wireless broadband! It may be unlimited area access service, but not unlimited wireless data transfer service.

Additional 1GB will cost SGD4 up to limit 10GB. So for a “Broadband 384”, it will cost SGD22 + SGD40 = SGD66!!!

Read bad reviews here and here and here.

Latest News:

M1 to drop ‘unlimited’ from plans

By Roland Lim – 01 March 2007
The Business Times

FOLLOWING customer complaints that its ‘unlimited’ wireless broadband access plan launched in December last year was not truly unlimited, M1 yesterday announced that it intends to drop the ‘unlimited’ from its plans and, instead, put in a 5 GB per month free download cap.

The change, which will kick in from April 1, will affect the more than 10,000 customers currently on its M1 Broadband service.

Customers who exceed the 5 GB limit will have to pay $4 per GB for an additional 5 GB of downloads, after which ‘they will be advised by M1 to keep within the limit as they may otherwise face suspension of service’. ‘We will also explain that we will not be able to support those who have needs beyond the capacity that we can offer,’ said an M1 spokesman.

‘We have imposed a cap of 10 GB to ensure that we will be able to offer a satisfactory level of service to all our broadband customers,’ said the spokesman. ‘Our findings indicate that 98 per cent of customers do not need or use more than 5 GB of data.

Currently, M1 has a ‘fair use policy’ that limits its ‘unlimited’ wireless broadband plans to free downloads of up to 2 GB, after which M1 could charge the user additional usage charges. However, M1 said in its statement yesterday that in practice, no customer has ever had to pay extra for exceeding the 2 GB-usage limit.

The monthly subscriptions for the three M1 Broadband plans will remain at $22, $38 and $68 for download speeds of up to 384 Kbps, 1.8 Mbps and 3.6 Mbps respectively.

Earlier this year, Neil Montefiore, chief executive of M1, said that its M1 Broadband service is expected to help it grow data revenue.

M1’s wireless broadband access service operates on its high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) cellular network, which is commonly referred to as 3.5G technology. M1 is the only telco here to offer a commercial HSDPA service.

This article first appeared in BT on March 01, 2007
http://digital.asiaone.com.sg/news/20070301_004.html

Pocket Harddisk

25 Oct

Went to Sim Lim Square today. Bought a Samsung HDD 80GB 5400RPM Notebook for SGD112 plus external SMART 2.5 inch Hard Disc Drive Enclosure (SGD25). Total price SGD137. Bought also a Seagate HDD 80GB for SGD117 for a colleague.

It took one and a half hours to transfer 5Gb of data to the usb harddisk.

DENDENG HOUSE

3 Oct

1st Original Halal DENDENG in Singapore!

970 Geylang Road, #01-02, Tri-Star Complex (beside Onan Road), Singapore 423492
Tel : 9120 0886, 6853 3544

Check Out This SGD2,500 50″ Plasma TV

15 Sep

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The owner posing at the new 50″ HD Ready Plasma TV with Pixel Plus.

More pictures at www.absolutsurf.com. Wonder how much the electric bill will be…….

XDA Atom Orange

3 Aug

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Imraneo holding the new Atom Orange

Check out the review here -> http://www.absolutesurf.com/