Bill Gates & The Ingenious Machine That Turns Feces Into Drinking Water

Yup. You read that right! A machine that transforms poop to drinking water. Why is this important? Because such technology can be rolled out in countries where there are poor sanitation systems. Whilst solving the sanitation problem, it also generates clean drinking water and electricity. How about that! The machine is called “OmniProcessor”. I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. (…) Read more

News Agencies Stoop So Low For Social Media Likes?

Why are news agencies providing false reports just to bait users into “liking” the post or “sharing” it. I honestly feel that these news providers should be held accountable for spreading rumours. Here are just some examples I’ve taken from NST and Red FM’s Facebook page. Both these pages published stories about the “reported crash” in Belitung Timur. They could have done a bit of Google search, realize that the information (…) Read more

Would Google Replace Gmail in the Next Five Years?

Well, at least that is what Computerworld’s Mike Elgan predicts in his recent article. He writes, “Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.” I’m not sure if Google will kill Gmail like it has done with reader and Wave, simply because it is their core product in Google for Work (previously known as Google Apps), the business/paid (…) Read more

Some of the Top Posts on Kugantharan.com Over The Years

I’ve never really paid much attention to my blog in terms of statistics. I just write when I feel like it. Sometimes it results in bad grammar (which I try my best to correct AFTER hitting the publish button) or even some nonsensical rambling. That has always been my style. I also looked at my statistics and realize that my random bloggings have resulted in slightly more than 1000 unique visitors (…) Read more

Kailash Satyarthi & Malala win the Nobel Peace Prize

While many would be familiar with Malala, Kailash Satyarthi‘s story is still somewhat unknown to many. It’s wonderful to see his work finally receiving attention from around the world with the Nobel Peace Prize award. Unlike Malala, Kailash did not have a best selling book or any fancy campaign to promote awareness on his work which is what makes his award extra special. The Nobel Prize website attributes their award “for their struggle against (…) Read more

Five Things The Rakyat Post Needs To Improve On

The Rakyat Post has been my favourite news site. Well, it’s more of a news aggregator, syndicating web content from various different sites in one location for easy viewing. Many of their stories are taken from around the web, re-written and then published again on the site. While I love reading the site, I’m starting to notice a few bugs and website mistakes which I think should be addressed by The Rakyat Post (…) Read more

Goodbye Tiger, Malaysia has lost yet another great

Quoting Lim Guan Eng: The nation lost a brilliant legal mind and the rakyat a fearless “tiger” with an indomitable spirit who stood up for the poor, weak defenceless and dispossessed. Karpal Singh’s death in a car accident has shocked millions of Malaysians. He has been making lots of headlines in recent months with his sedition charge. His biography Karpal Singh: Tiger of Jelutong  was also released late last year. One (…) Read more

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