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Pacquiao vs Hatton?

Pacquiao versus Hatton?

I am a Pacquiao Fan, not just because I am a Filipino but also because he in fact had great fights, a best pound for pound boxer indeed. I always side Pacquiao in his bouts. But if asked who I bet between Hatton and Pacquiao in May? I think I would say I go for Hatton. (crossfinger!)   

Who do you think is the better? the winner? Month of May will tell who…:)

Posted under boxing by brix on Saturday 7 March 2009 at 11:40 am

.COM versus .ORG?

.COM versus .ORG? which is better? 


.COM is short for  “COMpanies”.

.COM is the most popular and commonly used domain. I tried to make few research about why “.com” is the most popular but I couldn’t find a very convincing reason except that the first registered domain name was in the “.com” particularly SYMBOLICS.COM, registered on March 15, 1985. (BTW, the first Top Level Domains(TLD) are .COM, .ORG, .EDU, .GOV, .MIL and ccTLD). In short, .COM was the oldest registered web-address in the world.

.COM became more and more popular and people tend to incorporate domain names with .COM, even up to now. As a result, a common user would most likely try a .COM version of a certain domain than other TLDs.

As of this date, a .COM costs $10.00 per year.


.ORG also was one of the first generic TLDs. The first registered domain under .ORG came 3 months after .COM (July 1985 under mitre.org).

Wikipedia says:

…ORG was one of the original top-level domains, established in January 1985, originally intended for use by organizations that did not meet the requirements for other gTLDs.

…Anyone can register a .org domain; there are no requirements for registration. .org was commonly recommended for use by individuals, although .name and .info are now alternatives.

…The .org TLD is mostly associated with non-profit organizations. In addition to its wide use in the charitable field, it is often used by the open-source movement, as opposed to the .com domains used mostly by companies.

.ORG also costs $10.00 per year.


If your site is NON-PROFIT in nature, a .COM or a .ORG or even any domain extension will definitely work for you. It doesn’t matter. It’s just like giving an extended name on your desired domain name. In short, take your pick. One thing is for sure, all domain extensions have the ability to post your site on the web.

If you’re a PROFIT-ORIENTED site, I believe .COM is better than .ORG. As World Wide Web(www) became more and more popular, web designers and web owners often desire to have addresses which can be easily remembered. Since .COM has been the most popular and most reputable domain, tendency is people would most likely type a .COM after a partly remembered domain name rather than a .ORG. As a result, a .COM gets more traffic or visits compared to .ORG of same second level domain name.

A post from http://www.onlineforsuccess.com/domain-com.htm says:

Dot Com is King. Though the prevalence of alternatives to a .com location are increasing daily, the power of a .com domain continues to be unrivaled for its acceptance by consumers and search engines alike. The .com name generates a virtual sense of legitimacy, as the domain where it all began. Even old timers like .net, and .org have yet to obtain the general appeal of a .com name. Without a doubt, everything has its time, and its place. Newcomers like .biz or .info may play a significant role in coming years, and they do allow businesses the flexibility to choose a far more intuitive location name than that which is available in the .com world. But with a limited appeal, and limited search engine recognition, one should likely consider them for additional location registrations, versus the cornerstone location for a new online venture.

Since both domain names cost $10 a year and .COM is so far still the most remembered, why settle for .ORG? Business-wise, it is important that you have the .COM than the .ORG because the .COM will really steal the traffic of .ORG.

So, between .COM and .ORG? .COM win$! :-)

By the way, its nice to note that recently, many companies use the .ORG to promote their products. Since .org is usually associated with non-profit organizations and many “trust” non-profit organizations, it helps build credibility on the product.

Posted under Infromation Tech/Internet by brix on Thursday 25 December 2008 at 3:10 am

Lion vs Giraffe

Lion versus Giraffe?

just saw this awful death of an animal..

Posted under Animals by brix on Sunday 14 December 2008 at 7:53 am

LCD vs Plasma?

LCD versus Plasma? which is better?

I often visit the appliance centers on malls because I’m always amazed with electronic gadgets. Oftentimes I see new models of Televisions in front rows, from small to huge TVs or from thin to thinnest. All are indeed impressive with its superb picture quality. I could then infer that the future on TVs is on FLAT SCREENS.

Before, I thought that flat screens are all the same. Yet  lately, I found out types of flat screens, these are PLASMA SCREENS and the LCD types. I then make few searches and found from a site (http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/0,239035250,240036500,00.htm) few distinctions between PLASMA and LCD Flat screens. Here’s a tabulated presentation of the differences:

DIFFERENCE Uses plasma cells Uses liquid crystals
displays black more accurately Hard to achieve true black LCD is steadily improving with every new generation
CONTRAST Has better contrast and details in dark coloured TV or movie scenes than LCD Since it could hardly achieve true black, it has lesser contrasting effects
VIWIENG ANGLES-are how far you can sit on either side of a screen before the picture’s quality is affected Better viewing angles Has narrower viewing angles than Plasma
LCDs entering the market lately have viewing angles equal to or greater than some plasmas
BRIGHTNESS Produce a brighter colour Less bright due to light leakage on an LCD affecting its colour saturation.
PRICE Cheaper particularly in the large screen end of the market More costly

Nowadays, LCDs matched Plasma prices and sometime even cheaper.

RESOLUTIONS lesser resolution have higher native resolution than plasmas of similar size, which means more pixels on a screen
Higher power consumption

consumes less power than plasma screens. Power saving at up to 30% less than plasma

WEIGHT Often heavier than LCDs Lighter than similar sized plasmas, making it easier to move around or wall mount.
20,000 hrs – 60,000 hrs Some says LCDs have longer lifespan than plasma screens*Guaranteed for 60,000 hours. True for earlier plasma models, which would lose half of their brightness after more than 20,000 hours of viewing. Later plasma generations have bumped that up to anything between 30,000 and 60,000 hours.

occurs when an image is left too long on a screen, resulting in a ghost of that image burned in permanently

Some plasmas suffer from screen burn in not commonly associated with LCDs Newer plasmas are less susceptible to this bacause of improved technology and features such as screen savers, but burn-in is still a problem. But after a few days of use most burnt-in images will fade — they are no longer permanent.
some LCDs have a tendencies to blur images, particularly during fast moving scenes in movies or in sports True for older generation LCD screens but newer models have improved significantly *the differences in performance between LCDs and plasmas in this regard is almost negligible

Recommendation: (based on the website given above)

For big screen television market(50″and above), Plasma screens are suggested as a safe bet. Plasmas give more value of money. While LCDs can give you better resolution, plasma still has the edge in terms of picture quality.

For smaller ends(15″ to 42″ TVs), LCD is the only way to go if you want something slim and tasteful. And the best thing is that LCDs are getting cheaper all the time.

Read more details about this topic here or at http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/0,239035250,240036500,00.htm

Posted under Electronics by brix on Saturday 22 November 2008 at 11:01 am

Tagaytay vs Baguio

Tagaytay versus Baguio?

I never thought I could stay in Baguio in my entire life, much more had I thought of staying there for a long period of time. But destiny brought me at said place for 5 consecutive years. Thus somehow, even if I am not born or raised up in Baguio, i have handful of knowledge about the summer capital of the Philippines.

I love Baguio. The weather is so nice, very cold indeed, and the people are so friendly. Its like most of the people there are your relatives. I remember riding a taxi before and was metered P62 pesos in my trip home, but my cash on hand was only P60. As soon as we approached my house, I told  the driver to just wait as I get my money inside. To my surprise, the “manong driver” told me in local dialect not to worry because its just 2 pesos. What amazed me more was he was even smiling as he left. How I wish all taxi drivers are like him. Also, I witnessed a taxi driver who was bullied and shouted at by fellow taxi drivers because he did not entertain a commuter who just arrived from Victory Liner Terminal Bus. I then couldn’t help compare taxi drivers in Manila. Manila really has so full of “foolish taxi drivers.” In as much as they can take advantage of their passenger, they would really do it without hesitations.

Anyway, Baguio is really one of the ideal place to stay especially if you want to escape from the agonizing heat and pollution of Metro Manila. Its exactly the place where you can relax and cool off your mind. You have lots of place to visit like Grotto, Burnham park, Camp John Hay, PMA(the best), mines view, etc. not to mention the cool architectural design of SM Baguio. Its definitely, one of the must visit place before you even think of going out from the Philippines.

However, since Baguio is hundreds of kilometers away from Manila, you have to travel like 6-7 hours. Thats a bit sacrifice on your butt :-) But I bet the price in trading 7 hours of “BUTT-discomfort” is worth it. (Hehehe)You may also travel through plane via PAL(just duno if it still has flights to Baguio). The only problem is, Flights are scheduled once a week only. Or if you want, you can rent a plane at your own expense hehehe!:-)

Meanwhile, Tagaytay, named as “little Baguio”, is also a nice place to relax. You also have lots of place to visit like People in the Sky, Tagaytay Highlands, picnic grove, etc. The people there are also nice but not as nice as Baguio. And for the Taxi drivers/ Many are from Manila so you know what i mean.

Anyways, all in all, Baguio is still better place to hang out. Yet since Tagaytay is nearer to me(from Manila), I often visit Tagaytay than Baguio.

Posted under Travel by brix on Monday 10 November 2008 at 5:00 am

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