How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Imagine yourself being accidentally credited with USD 92 quadrillion!

I am sure almost all of us do not know how much is a quadrillion. There are 15 figures after the first figure of 1. As a comparison to bring us back to reality, there are only 6 figures after the first figure 1, to make a million; 9 figures to make a billion; and 12 figures to make a trillion. I suppose 92 quadrillion means 92,000 trillions! Isn't that thrilling just to calculate and fantasize?

But with such an unusually huge amount credited to your bank account, there is no way you can hide it, let alone use any of it.

Thanks to PayPal, someone just had the momentary thrill of having 92 quadrillion in his bank account...

"Chris Reynolds' PayPal account was erroneously credited $92,233,720,368,547,800."

Pennsylvania man gets a PayPal statement saying his account contains $92,233,720,368,547,800
Man, Chris Reynolds, later logs online to find his balance is actually $0
PayPal admits the error and offers to make donation to charity
Reynolds says he would have paid down the national debt
New York (CNN) -- When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off.
The Pennsylvania PR executive's account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800.
That's $92 QUADRILLION (and change).
Money that would make Reynolds -- who also sells auto parts on eBay in his spare time -- the richest man in the world by a long shot.
Rich, as in more than a million times richer than Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim. And he's worth $67 billion.
Oh, if only.
"It's a curious thing. I don't know, maybe someone was having fun," Reynolds said.
So he logged online, and reality bit back. His account balance read $0. The correct amount.
PayPal admitted the error and offered to donate an unspecified amount of money to a cause of Reynolds' choice.
"This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understood this was the case," PayPal said in a statement.
Before this incident, the most Reynolds ever made on PayPal was "a little over $1,000" selling a set of vintage BMW tires on eBay.
So what would the would-be quadrillionaire have done with all that cash?
"I probably would have paid down the national debt," he said.
CNN's Erinn Cawthon and Jesse Solomon contributed to this report.

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