What my father could never tell me: The Vietnam Interview

Stephen Tan:

A touching article from someone whose father fought in the Vietnam War, and the long term effects of experiencing that…

Originally posted on NURSEINTERUPTED:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vsU8_bZn8

My father and I have *never* had a good relationship. I’ve spent the better part of a lifetime trying to figure out why he was the way he was—impatient, temperamental, moody, and the tendency to go from 0-360 in seconds—especially when it involved me. Out of myself and two brothers for some reason it was my father and I that could instantly ignite an inferno. Over the years mistakes have been made, a lot of hurt has piled up in dark, dank places. Although in recent years we have begun to heal old wounds, one word has always persisted in the back of my mind: Vietnam. I’ve always wondered whether his behavior and our tendency to spontaneously combust had anything to do with that. This “tough it out, don’t cry, be strong” mentality he instilled in me. This weird way he would startle easily and get agitated over the…

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The Search for MAS Flight MH370 continues…

Originally posted on weehingthong:

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MAS Flight MH370 bound for Beijing: A Deepening Mystery

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*THE 7TH DAY

IS IT SABOTAGE THAT THE MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING?

What emerges is the first clear indication that foul play is the main focus of official suspicions in the Boeing 777′s disappearance.

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Friday March 14, 2014 MYT 5:23:26 PM

Missing MH370: Radar data suggests plane flown deliberately towards Andamans

Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday. - PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday. – PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

KUALA LUMPUR: Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday.

Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a…

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How to fix a file system problem on a USB drive (Flash drive)

If you plug in a USB stick, and you find that your computer cannot read anything because the file system is corrupted, DO NOT PANIC!

In most instances, the data is not gone forever.  It simply means that Windows can’t figure out what to do with the drive and files without some fixing.  Here are the two methods.

First, plug in the USB stick and try to open it through “My Computer” if you get a popup box that says something like can not open drive file system corrupted or along those lines then this article is for you.  Now if your drive doesn’t show up or it says Drive (letter) inaccessible then that is a different issue and this article won’t be of help.  Please don’t read through everything, and blame me for not alerting you about this  :)

 

Method 1 (within Windows):

Go to “My Computer” and find the drive letter and right click on it. In the drop down menu that will popup, click on the last option that says “properties”. In the Properties dialog box, choose the Tools Tab. In this tab, we run the Error-checking tool, look for a button that says “Check Now”… click this. In the new window do tick both options (automatically fix file system errors) and (scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors).

The software should then run, and if there are any sectors or issues with the file system or boot sectors it will fix them for you. If the program says it completed successfully then you can try to open your USB drive, if you are successful then you are done. If the program just blinks and then stops and never prompts you that it has finished then this method didn’t work; you need to move on to method 2.

 

Method 2 (command line):

The command line method will seem more complicated to those who have never run a command line, but it really isn’t. All you will need to do is go to “Start” and choose “Run”. In the text box that comes up, type “cmd” and hit enter. This will open a command line text prompt… it looks like a black window on the otherwise colorful windows workspace.  Leave that black window for now.

Before you can proceed, you have to find out the drive letter of the USB drive.  Go to “My Computer”, the letter will be next to the drive in the window.

Assuming your USB drive is drive F, then the command line will look like below.  The “/f” and “/r” are just specific “switches” for the chkdsk command, using Windows jargon. (note that you do not have to type the “C:\>”. Also note the spaces before the drive letter, and before each of the switches).  Remember, this is typed into the black window.

C:\>chkdsk F: /f /r

After that, the software will run, and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete

Good luck.

Do drop me a comment if you find this useful.  Or if you got all confused by my poor writing skills, do drop me a line or two and perhaps I can improve the article.

-ST

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Why does my husband? – look at other women, blame me for everything, fart so much, ignore me, lie to me, treat me so bad, not love me, cheat and wear women’s panties – Belinda

Originally posted on Don Charisma:

This is cutting edge improvisational blogging. We call it -

“Whose Blog is it Anyway ?” 2 - The Unanswerables

We have written this for FUN, not serious, to amuse ourselves and our readers, and help promote our blogs. Please read with that in mind.

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Whose Blog is it Anyway? 2 – The Unanswerables

Why “The Unanswerables” ? Because the titles assigned to my guest improvisers don’t have an exact scientific answer or they are just zany and off the wall.

Do not expect fact here. Do not expect the truth here. This is creative writing for FUN, HUMOUR and for those with a SENSE OF HUMOUR. It’s cutting edge IMPROVISED blogging, not science weekly or the historian’s…

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The Winter Olympics in Russia under Terrorist Threat!

Originally posted on weehingthong:

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The Guardian

Russian police kill terror suspect in Winter Olympics security crackdown

Eldar Magatov killed in shootout in Dagestan during security operation as Sochi Games approach

Reuters in Moscowtheguardian.com, Tuesday 21 January 2014 14.37 GMT

Sochi leaflet

A leaflet seen in a Sochi hotel depicting two women wanted by police. Photograph: Natalya Vasilyeva/AP

Police have killed a senior Islamist militant in a shootout in Russia‘s North Caucasus before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the national anti-terror committee has said.

The operation against Eldar Magatov, a suspect in numerous attacks on Russian targets, at a house where he had taken refuge in the Dagestan region was part of an intensifying security clampdown as the Games approach.

President Vladimir Putin has staked his political reputation on organising a successful Olympics and tightened security nationwide after insurgents who hope to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus threatened to attack…

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The 10-point Solution: Najib’s Scam? Or a sign of his Impotence?

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YES, ADMITS THE PRIME MINISTER, IT’S AN IMPOTENT SOLUTION.

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Friday January 24, 2014 MYT 8:27:17 PM

Najib: 10-point resolution on Allah issue subject to Federal, state laws

KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno Supreme Council on Friday threw its support behind the Government’s stand in defending the position of Islam, including on the use of the word Allah (kalimah Allah), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib, who is also Umno president, said the Supreme Council also took note of the Cabinet’s 10-point resolution on this matter in 2011, which among others, allows the Christian community in Sabah and Sarawak to continue using the word Allah in the Malay version of the Bible.

However, he said the points therein were subject to Federal and state laws.

“This means that if the state has an enactment (on use of the word Allah), it is subject to this. If the…

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MS Excel: Index/Match… and bye bye Vlookup

http://www.randomwok.com/excel/how-to-use-index-match/

EXCEL tip: How to use the functions INDEX and MATCH, and stop using VLOOKUP.

I am moving away from VLOOKUP mainly because it is slow for large databases, and can only work if the lookup key value is at the far left column.

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