Not a lot of startups tackle the field of geothermal power, which entails tapping into hot rocks deep in the Earth to produce energy and electricity. That’s because it can be an expensive proposition, and can require extensive permits and environmental reports. But a rare startup called AltaRock Energy has recently delivered a promising breakthrough that it says can lead to the commercialization of its next-generation geothermal technology.

AltaRock Energy — which has backing from venture capitalists, as well as Google (s goog) and Microsoft (s msft) co-founder Paul Allen’s investment firm — has been working on enhanced (sometimes called engineered) geothermal tech. This technology drills wells deep into the ground, injects them with cold water to fracture the hot rocks, and creates a geothermal source of power where none was naturally occurring. Traditional geothermal systems, in contrast, tap into naturally occurring geothermal reservoirs (you know, the kind you see…

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24/7 Wall St.

starbucks_coffee_cupStarbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) reported fiscal 2013 first quarter results after markets closed today. For the quarter, the coffee roaster and restaurant company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on revenues of $3.8 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $0.50 on revenues of $3.44 billion. First-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.57 EPS and $3.84 billion in revenues.

Same-store sales rose 7% in the Americas and 11% in Asia/Pacific and the company opened 212 new stores (net) in the first quarter.

The company’s CEO said:

Solid growth in our U.S. retail business, further expansion of our Channel Development initiatives and continued successful execution against our expansion plans throughout China and Asia Pacific all contributed to the record results we announced today. Starbucks has never been better positioned to achieve the goals we have…

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Simplicity through video sharing?


Twitter has been on a roll with new product and feature announcements lately: first came the new version of embedded tweets, which brings any extra content such as photos or video into the embedded message, and now the company has launched a new app for creating and sharing short video clips called Vine, not to mention the recent launch of Instagram-style photo filters and editing. Are these features that will enhance the Twitter experience for users, or are they signs that the service — which many saw as the poster child for simplicity of design and usability — is in danger of losing its way?

The defining feature of Twitter used to be the brevity of its messages: 140 characters and no more. Debates periodically flared up about whether this would ever be increased, but Twitter made it clear that it had no intention of expanding the…

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You're Not the Boss of Me

This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010.  While I’m not among those who believe rules are made to be broken, I do think some of us have a nasty habit of clinging to them long after they have passed their “sell by” date.  So here is my perspective on rules, along with a couple of things to think about before deciding to break them.


I think we can agree that one of the key attributes for successful leaders today is the ability to adapt quickly to new situations.   We may also agree that in order for society to function in a reasonably harmonious way, there must be rules.

And there are all kinds of them.

In general, rules are put in place to ensure personal safety and to keep things in balance.  They are also imposed to provide structure in organizational settings that support…

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Streamzoo : Is it just another Photo-sharing app??

As per my previous application review for photo-sharing service, the famous Instagram. I found another interesting applications in google play with the same point of view and focus, streamzoo.



Streamzoo provides more advanced photo-editing tools before you upload your arts. Unlike the instagram for android, it has 15 filters, borders, tilt-shift, more advanced lighting tools, and the best thing is you can choose how your photo sized to be uploaded. This what matter the most, unlike Instagram that force you to have a square picture to be uploaded.

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Google Maps real-time Traffic


Now if you’re trying to figure out how to get to your job interview or dinner with friends you can also account for what route might be the fastest. Google Maps has added the ability to see the estimated time of your journey using real-time traffic data.

The new-and-improved feature offers estimated travel times within Google Maps based on current traffic conditions. So, if you’re heading across town to meet a new yoga instructor you’ll be able to see how long several routes might take with no traffic, as well as how long the expedition might be based on the traffic conditions right now.

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Girls confessions

Chapter 1. Dating a 10 year older guy, and he happened to be my teacher— ilegal! No.1

Ch2. Dating a guy who had a wife and 2 kids, ilegal no.2

Ch.3 dating a guy who dumped me cuz I said I ain’t gonna sleep with him, he got married eventually but deleted me on fb.. This sucks really

Ch.4 dating a Cop, flew myself to see him , 7 hours flight, and was savin up just to see him,, went home simply broken hearted,, cried my self up during my flight back home.. This is the hardest one, the saddest one..

Ch.5 dating a guy I knew long years ago,, unfortunetaly, I figure I don’t love him -_-

Ch.6 randomly met a guy, became email pal, and kinda fall for him, and he got PTSD — how worst things could be..

Ch.7 I decided to become a monk hahahahaha

We’ll always love you grandma.



How you cared for us. Don’t keep away from us.I won’t surive without you/ Mother Mother Mother Your eyes show me the way. When I fall on my way. You lend me a hand to carry on. Mother Mother Mother You had a very hard life. But you gave your baby your own bread from your own mouth. When she feels hungry. Mother Mother Mother If I pass though this word. I wouldn’t find you anywhere. Your sweet smile makes me happy. Mother Mother Mother My love for you will go on forever. I love you my Mother Mother Mother forever and ever.

She’s the best grandma ever. Goodbye Nenek Hj. Habibah Hanafiah. We’ll miss you always. Thanks for giving us some life lessons and made us proud to have you.



Mother’s day

Today’s, December 22nd, 2011 is the very delightful day of every mothers. We celebrate the mother’s day joyfully. Have you all say ‘I love you, mom’ or even drop her a hug for giving and sacrificing all her love to us?


We came to my dearest grandmother. She is the best grandmother that we have. Even when she’s sick, she can always make us smile by replying every words to say to her.

She is always still be the greatest mom for my father. Get well soon my grandmom, you’re still the best for all over these year and we’ll always love and pray for your health. Happy mothers day for all the mother in the world.

Remember the glorious day


My friends tagged me on his facebook pictures. It was about 5 years ago or more when i was still active in Taekwondo that made me missed it so much. I missed the day we are together, with some competitions to win and the friendship when we run across the city.

Every year would be great, because we were in the mood of making fun new students, all night long. ‘Making fun’ doesn’t always be a bad things to be done, it was used to make our friendship even closer.

I missed you my glorious day and best friends.

[SHARE] Pengalaman iOS vs Android dari ibu rumah tangga

Berawal dari banyaknya buku yg harus saya baca karna tuntutan kerjaan, bulan
november akhir lalu saya beli ipad, waktu itu bingung mau beli tab, streak,
ato ipad. karna pertimbang layar yg besar, maka pilihan jatuh pada ipad wifi
16 dgn harga yg relatif murah 5 jutaan (udah punya hd2 tapi kurang nyaman
buat baca buku).

setelah nyampe rumah, ibu negara pengen dan minta dibelikan juga yg baru,
karna anggaran udah mepet jadi saya janjiin saja nti dibeli, selama ipadnya
belum saya beli, dia hanya sering pinjem ipad punya saya aja waktu senggang,
sesekali saya lihat dia sering cari2 buku kedokteran beserta program2
kedokteran coz she is a medical doctor, ato sesekali dia nyari2 lagu
kesayangan di youtube dan berusaha u/ di download.

sekali waktu pas jln2 ke MKG, iseng mampir ke SS pas ada promo nexian
journey, akhirnya ambil 1 rencana buat bujuk ibu negara biar lupa ama
ipadnya, setelah beli lngsung saya aktirkan kartu three bawaan si journey.
Ke ibu negara hanya saya bilang ini tlp tapi fungsinya bisa kayak ipad,
namanya android, yg punya android ini google yg sering kamu pake nyari2 itu,
trus kalo mau download2 program, masuk ke menu market, disitu bnyak yg
gratis, nah kalau mau nyari2 info, masuk aja ke kask**.us trus search aja
journey (saya sarankan ke kask** karna dia sering buka lounge disana)

setelah berjalan hampir 1 bulan, lama kelamaan kok dia udah hampir ngga
pernah pinjem ipad, dan tiap hari autis ama sijourney itu, dan seminggu yg
lalu saya coba iseng mo rencana beli ipad buat dia, ternyata jawabannya
cukup mengejutkan. dia menolak beli ipad dan beralasan kalau android jauh
lebih bagusA, waktu saya tanya emang bagusnya apa, kira2 dia jelaskan kayak
gini :

1. Ipad itu repot, apa2 kok musti colok ke laptop trus pake itunes, padahal
klo pergi kemana2, kan klo kemana2 itu laptop punya temenku kan ngga
semuanya ada itunes, jadi pas ada lagu bagus ngga bisa langsung dicopy. trus
kata temenku yg laptopnya ada itunes, itu juga ngga boleh maen lngsung colok
aj, katanya isi ipad kita bisa nyampur2, kok ribet yah. klo di journey
tinggal colok ke laptop trus buka pake explorer, tinggal copy paste

2. Trus download youtube di android itu lebih enak, lebih cepet (dia pake
jetvd), padahal kan sama2 pake kartu 3, ini ipad muter2 mulu ngga selesai2,
trus klo di android kan bisa milih formatnya apa. di ipad ini kok ngga ada
jetvd yah

3. Download aplikasi di ipad juga repot, pasti lelet dan lama, trus klo
putus ditengah jalan kok suka error ngga bisa diulang lgi yah, bilangnya
suruh ke itunes lagi, aduh repot banget, klo di android kan simple, gagal
tinggal diulang beres dech. trus di ipad klo download musti ngantri atu2,
klo android kan bisa borongan bareng2..

4. Klo di android aplikasi kedokterannya lebih bagus dan gratis2, yg peta
anatomi ini klo di android cakep, gambarnya bisa animasi, klo di ipad kok
malah ngga bisa animasi yah, padahal kan katanya apple jagonya grafik (saya
juga ngga tau, ibu negara lagi bahas aplikasi kedokteran apaan, tebakan saya
iu file flash)

5. Trus terakhir dia bilang gini “kenapa apple kok ngga pake android aja
yah, jadi bagus tu, layar gede, battery awet, tapi programnya android” (nah
lo ??)

saya sendiri lngsung berdoa, semoga dia ngga nanya “ada ngga yah, adroid
tapi layarnya gedhe kayak ipad ??, bisa2 nanti dia minta tab lagi huehue..

tapi smalem bener2 kejadian, pulang kerja tiba2 dia cerita klo siangnya abis
jalan2 ke MKG, dan disana dia liat galaxy tab yg katanya ipad yg pake
android, trus dia langsung nyaranin jual aja ipad trus tuker galaxy tab,

so ternyata android yg katanya ngga familiar buat orang kebanyakan kok
ternyata malah lebih menarik daripada ipad yah, at least bagi ibu2 dgn
profesi dokter yg gaptek

trus kira2 klo ipad wifi 16 gb mulus + nexian journey mulus bisa ngga yah
ditukar ma tab, second gpp asal mulus..

by Herman HM
@Nand Ultimate Droid, HD2 freaking fast !!