Archive for the ‘FAQ’ Category

Guidelines on civilised travel abroad by China National Tourism Administration

October 4, 2013

Beijing has issued a handy 64-page rulebook aimed at curbing the unruly behaviour of Chinese tourists abroad who have developed an ‘uncivilised’ stereotype.

文明旅游出行指南, “Guidelines on civilised travel abroad“, released by China National Tourism Administration.

Mind your manners

Do not
•Give a handkerchief in Italy as a gift because it is deemed inauspicious
•Discuss the royal family in Thailand
•Touch people’s belongings in Nepal with the foot
•Ask for pork in Islamic countries
•Call Africans “Negros” or “black”
•Use the left hand to touch other people in India
•In general, touch antiques or draw graffiti on heritage structures
•Expose the chest or back, or look dirty in public areas
•Eat a whole piece of bread in one mouthful or slurp noodles noisily inside an aircraft

•Use shower curtains in a hotel
•Keep quiet when waiting to board a plane
•Keep mobile phones turned off until the aircraft has come to a complete stop
•Be punctual if taking part in a tour group
•Arrive at a banquet hall 15 minutes early and adhere to a formal dress code

What to do if you’re bullied online aka Cyberbullied

September 2, 2013

MyPaper, 2 Sep 2013

Save evidence of the cyberbullying.

Block any form of interaction with the cyberbully or perpetrator.

Let a trusted adult, such as a parent or teacher, know about the incident and let them handle the situation.

Report it to the police if it is a serious case of bullying, such as criminal intimidation.

Criminal intimidation (an offence under the Penal Code) occurs when someone threatens another person with injury to him, his reputation or property, with the intent to cause alarm to the victim. It might also take place if the threat causes a person to do something he isn’t legally bound to do.

Requesting Refunds From Google Play

June 2, 2013

Are you regretting paying for that app you just downloaded from the Google Play store?
Well, you can ask for a refund from Google Play, according to technology writer J. D. Biersdorfer of The New York Times.

refund from google playstore

How to resolve “File Not Found Error” during deletion of a file

May 7, 2013

At the command prompt of that directory, do “dir /x” and note the filename with “~”


C:\temp\dir /x

C:\temp\del bes~1

Seagate Barracuda 2TB (3.5″) Internal Harddisk Read Write Speed

March 10, 2013

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Brand NEW Western Digital My Passport 1TB  (2.5″) USB 3.0 External Harddisk Read Write Speed on USB 3.0 port


WD Passport


February 9, 2013

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February 5, 2013

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Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

January 1, 2013

If you encountered this error message,

“Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.”
And you confirmed that the Windows Update service is already started. Try this,


Advanced Boot Startup Options in Windows 8

December 29, 2012

The new metro style Advanced Boot Startup Options menu for Windows 8 includes various system repair, recovery, and troubleshooting options to help you fix at boot. The selected option will remain in affect until the next time you restart Windows 8.

Hold down SHIFT key while tapping or clicking on Restart, available from any Power icon.


shutdown /r /o


NASA: Why the World Won’t End

December 5, 2012

Dec. 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.

Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.

Below, NASA Scientists answer questions on the following 2012 topics: