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Saturday, July 17, 2004

I, Robot…among other thoughts

On Friday night my work colleagues and I decided to go see the newest Hollywood flick, I Robot staring Will Smith. This movie’s said to screen in Thailand a day or two before other countries. We reserved 15 seats the furthest rows possible in order to be able to see the screen clearly. The movie’s pretty all right for me. Since I never really had a chance to read the classic book, which was written by Isaac Asimov, I can’t really tell if the story has been twisted or not. But over all, I liked the film and I can care less about what other critics may say.

Also I got belated B.D. present from a friend of mine today consists of a series of 6 illustrated books by a great illustrator, Jimmy Liao. Such a great present and will be a great keep for me.

Sound of Colors

A Garden in My Heart

Love in the Cards


Mr. Wing

Blinking Seconds

What I have learned today:

1. “.tk” is a domain name for Tokelau. You may also get a free domain name at

2. Because I’m going to get a DSL soon, I read up a few articles and info on the net. This one is quite a good read, Cisco's doc on DSL

3. On the way home, a friend of mine phoned me and told me that he bought a new DVD. The thing is when he was about to buy a DVD there were 2 choices for him, 5 and 9. He didn’t know what are the differences between the 2. So he ended up buying 9 as it’s more expensive so it should be better. I told him that main difference is just the capacity limitation.

Came home, I researched some more to get the full list of currently available sizes:

▪ DVD-5: single sided, single layer, 4.7 gigabytes (GB) – Common in Thailand
▪ DVD-9: single sided, double layer, 8.5 GB – Common in Thailand
▪ DVD-10: double sided, single layer on both sides, 9.4 GB – Sometimes you see this 2 sided disc in Thailand.
▪ DVD-14: double sided, double layer on one side, single layer on other, 13.2 GB – Very rare in Thailand market.
▪ DVD-18: double sided, double layer on both sides, 17.1 GB – Very rare in Thailand market.

4. While doing the research on that DVD thingy I came across a list of abbreviations for numbers. I think it’s quite useful as you will know how big it actually is when someone say “This disc holds 2.4 exabytes (EB)” :)

▪ Kilo (K) = 1024 (2 to the power of 10)
▪ Mega (M) = 1,048,576 (2 to the power of 20)
▪ Giga (G) = 1,073,741,824 (2 to the power of 30)
▪ Tera (T) = 1,099,511,627,776 (2 to the power of 40)
▪ Peta (P) = 1,125,899,906,842,624 (2 to the power of 50)
▪ Exa (E) = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 (2 to the power of 60)
▪ Zetta (Z) = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 (2 to the power of 70)
▪ Yotta (Y) = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 (2 to the power of 80)


Anonymous said...

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2:21 AM

Anonymous said...

อยากดู i robot

1:10 PM

Anonymous said...

The books look interesting. Are they children books or what?

11:52 PM

Anonymous said...

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7:23 AM


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