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31 Aug

當不成良民

昨天才想到,踏進社會以來,除了捐了幾次微不足道的金錢以外,沒有再為這個社會出過什麽力。雖説是天生怕針,學生時代還是曾經捐了好幾次的血。頓然覺得自己已經慢慢的變得現實了。

好,話才說完,今天在購物中心就踫到了捐血的隊伍。手心冒著冷汗的走上前去登記捐血。工作人員遞了張表格給我填。填完交了回去,隨隊的醫生看了看,問說:你1995到2006年到過英國?我回答說是。醫生露出一副抱歉的眼神說對不起,那你不能捐血。我問爲甚麽,雖然心中已經猜到七七八八。不出所料,她說:因爲瘋牛症在那個時期爆發。

好,沒有記錯的話,瘋牛症的潛伏期是十年,過幾年再來應該就能捐了吧。醫生瞄了瞄表格,問:你有高血壓?我説是。有喫藥?是。醫生嘆了口氣說:那你還真沒有資格捐血。

我還真的是當不成良民。

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31 Aug

去新加坡吧

王者歸來,916會不會變天?大家都議論紛紛。囯陣旗下的巫統自然強作鎮定的說所有國陣成員都死心塌地的效忠國陣。哪知這邊話才出口,那邊東馬國陣成員再次砲轟中央政府2009年預算案利己不利人。

朋友問我,會不會變天?我說:會。朋友一副不相信的眼神。我對政治認識不深,對政治有興趣也是過去幾年才開始的。那爲什麽我會那麽斬釘截鐵的說會呢?

因爲像我這樣的人,今天的馬來西亞到處都是。我們都痛恨著同樣的東西。像何啓斌、謝詩堅這些老一輩的政治評論員所發表的言論我們嗤之以鼻。308大選之前他們的言論總圍繞在513事件,民族主義,等等。總認爲馬來同胞只會投巫統,怕變天會引起暴動,寧願選擇發表一些明哲保身的言論,總認爲全馬來西亞的人民都像你們一樣怕死。要怕死,去新加坡吧。308大選之後自打嘴巴,將自己過去的言論硬生生掰成對的。

別忘了今天投票的都是我們這一輩的人物。我們痛恨貪污,痛恨腐敗的程度遠遠超越過去。我們接受知識的管道比你們多上好幾倍。我們沒有經歷過513,我們甚麽都不怕。你們可以說我們不知死活,我們也可以說你們食古不化。沒關係,這樣斗下去不會有結果。我們只有拭目以待。

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31 Aug

Testing Water Fuel

Thanks to my workshop friend, Ah Wah, who let me installed the water fuel in my Spectra for testing without charge. The followings are observations and analysis.

Test conditions:

Car spec: Kia Spectra 1600 cc, automatic transmission, year 2002 imported model.

Normal fuel consumption: 380 km for each RM100 filling (RM2.70 per litter), or RM0.26 per km.

Driving routes: 27 km per journey or 54 km per day, village roads, 19 traffic lights, rush hours.

Weather conditions: mostly dry, a few days raining.

Hy-Gen32 water fuel tank installed. Current drawn unknown but was told between 5 to 6 Amperes. Oxygen sensor position was adjusted.

Observations:

First impression, initial start up performance improved, car was more responsive. Performance throughout the journey was satisfactory, in fact I enjoyed the performance. Driving speed were mostly less than 90 km/h.

Occasionally driving on high way, where the speed increased to 110 km/h. No noticeable improved in performance. In fact I felt like as the water fuel was not installed.

At the fuel price of RM2.70 per little, I managed to travel 480 km before the refilling of RM104.

Analysis:

Fuel consumption: RM104 / 480 km = RM0.22 per km.

Compared to my normal consumption, I saved RM0.04 per km.

Hence per month I saved about RM50 on the fuel.

Less performance improvement on the high way is expected, since the hydrogen is produced at the constant rate, the hydrogen-fuel ratio is less than when driving on the high way where the fuel demand is high.

Conclusion:

The water fuel costs RM800 (price offered by Ah Wah), it takes 16 months to get your money back. Besides, you have to drive in the city to enjoy the fuel-saving benefits.

As this is considered as new technology, I do not have any figures of the life of this product, nor other statistics such as MTBF, MTTF, etc, sorry.

Since I only managed to test only on my Spectra, I have no comments on its performance when installed on other cars. However my feeling is that it would not save you much if your car is already a high fuel efficient type.

You decide.

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31 Aug

錫牌

看完奧運,替打進半決賽(四強)卻跟獎牌擦身而過的運動員們不值。好不容易過五關斬六將的打進四強,總該有點表示吧。看看,爲了半決賽,運動員們又要多住幾天,傷神又傷身的,爲了鼓勵運動的發展,沒理由那麽小家子氣,是不?

建議增設多一面獎牌,就叫錫牌罷。

獎臺可以擺設成二前二後的交錯形式,金牌在右後方,銀牌在左後方,銅牌在金銀中間的前方,錫牌在銅牌的右方,象徵四平八穩,意頭多麽好。

奧委會,你怎麽說?

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26 Aug

走著瞧

今天巴東浦補選投票日,我預測安華會以一萬兩千多張多數票取勝。

國陣死腦筋,一直不懂人民要甚麽,以爲用金錢就可以買到選票。他們根本不曉得這樣做已經讓人民越來越反感了。拿那區區幾百塊,還不夠補貼高漲的油價。已經沒有人信任這個貪污濫權的政府了。

走著瞧。

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