Showing posts from March, 2008

A picture of

Panorama of Doha Corniche, originally uploaded by LotusGem. Doha corniche .

A group of 4 photos were merged together for this one gigantic one.

I am thinking this may be a very nice photo if taken around sunset.

Large size

Mercedes vs Lexus

Source: WikipediaAs a Lexus owner, I always thought people who buy Mercedes were, well, Chumps!

They are chumps in that they Multi-overpay.

They over pay for the car, as in no car should cost that much.

They overpay for the name, as in Mercedes is not what it used to be, especially in reliability.

They overpay for running cost, as in Mercedes parts are very costly the world over and running cost is way above average.

You can get a much better car from any similarly priced Lexus. Of course, I speak as a person who had the pleasure of owning a couple Lexus cars for a long time and had enough using a Mercedes to know what I am talking about.

Plus the numbers support it. TCO numbers from and reliability reports from JDPower should give a good reading.

Go here to see JDPower's ratings per brand

Check this for TCO of Merecedes S Class compared to average

I mean, if you have the money, you cannot go wrong with the Lexus LS 460. There is simply no better car.

Watch these scary robots

ABB FlexPicker Robots

You took a bank loan? YOU ARE GUILTY

I dont know how people can justify it, and by people I mean people who are Muslim, say things like "boycott American/Danish products", and act all holy and righteous.

Those people would always patronize and take the high ground, yet, you find out they are taking usury loans from banks usury banks.

I don't know how they can justify Riba? Is it possible that they do not know how sinful this is? Or may be they do but they "really needed the money to buy a 2008 car".


يقول أكرم الخلق سيدنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم
لعن الله آكل الربا ومؤكله وشاهديه وكاتبه
رواه أحمد، وأبو داود، والترمذي وصححه، والنسائي، وابن ماجة

Arthur Benjamin: Lightning calculation and other

Talk about an amazing talent that is rendered useless by a 15$ calculator

A death and a birth in one week, puts blogging about Jordan in the queue

I was torn between extreme happiness and utter sorrow as my son came into this life and my father in law left this life with no more than 7 days between them.

This combo event put thing in perspective and I have hopefully taken the lesson learned and using it to better center my self in this life.

A side effect of this is that blog about Jordan day dropped from a very important event to an insignificant and short lived blimp on my radar.