The Partisan

30 September 2011

A wonderful Resistance song:

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I’ve lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I’m the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands e’taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, “Signe toi,” (They said, “Sign yourself,”)
mais je n’ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j’ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J’ai change’ cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j’ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j’ai tant d’amis; (But I have so many friends)
j’ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache’, (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l’ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

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Swissball

30 September 2011

from /int/


The Gandhi Nobody Knows

30 September 2011

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-gandhi-nobody-knows/

Iconoclasm well done.

 


Ofis Aidan kena rompak

29 September 2011

mujur tak seteruk ofis atas…cisss…laknat punya pencuri…

tapi yang kelakar, benda yang kena curi tu langsung tak obvious, dah lebih seminggu baru kami tersedar. jadi semalam bila first time kami realize barang kena curi, first reaction ialah gelak beramai2…kekekekeke…

semoga hal ini tak berulang di masa akan datang


Lex Luthor was an MIT alum

29 September 2011

Go here for the MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off:

http://alum.mit.edu/pages/sliceofmit/2011/09/26/vote-mit-cornell-fictional-alumni-face-off/

(hat tip: Mark)


Belajar MY Math

29 September 2011

http://belajarmymath.wordpress.com/

I am proud to be a supporter and volunteer for this project. Basically, the idea is simple: to translate the math videos from Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org/) into BM.

This project is a brainchild of my MIT friend Mark Lee (who is my senior by at least a couple of decades :)). He grew up in Malaysia and is now living in Florida with his family.

[This project also gets the support from the new hot thing in education, Teach for Malaysia (hello Dzameer!). Visit TfM at http://www.teachformalaysia.org/ ]

Here is a graphic and a Google doc (done by Mark) explaining the project in more details:

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=14uFMNl8ba4zsIB2IdJjC-VkbIWANk3AcZOtssi0BOqg

Our goals are 1) to map all the videos that correspond to the KBSM Math and KBSM Add Math curricula, and 2) to translate the videos. So, students who are not good in English can learn math just by going to Youtube or the Khan Academy website.

There are many possible ways to expand in the future, but we’d like to achieve these modest goals first.

In the next few days, my team will identify the videos that needs translating. We are not going to translate everything; it suffices to cover topics that will be used in PMR or SPM.

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS

For the translation part, we need volunteers. If you want to volunteer, contact me or email Mark at belajar.my.math (at) gmail.com .

This is a purely voluntary effort, the only reward is the satisfaction that someone somewhere is benefiting from the knowledge you share. Let this be our effort at “menyebarkan ilmu2 yang bermanfaat”.


The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson

28 September 2011

Great video


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