Taksi di Djogja

Malam yang cerah tepat malem Siji Sura November 2011, aku dan mbokne serta ragilku pulang dari njagong manten di Balai Shinta, Mandala Bhakti Wanitatama. Kami nyegat taksi dan agak kaget karena supir taksi terlihat nekat muter balik di depan Balai Shinta dan ternyata benar bahwa setelah pintu taksi dibuka dan kami masuk ke dalam mobil maka yang terdengar adalah umpatan tajam dari sopir taksi.

Sopir taksi tersebut merasa sangat kecewa dengan tarif parkir yang sangat murah di Djogjakarta dan padatnya lalulintas di kota Djogjakarta. Sudah 10 tahun lebih sopir taksi yang lahir dan besar di Medan itu harus tinggal di Djogja karena menikah dengan wanita Djogja. Sopir itu adalah lulusan D3 UGM yang sebenarnya memiliki wawasan yang luas dan terlihat sangat tegas ketika berbicara.

Btw, Ketika saya dulu sering berada di Jakarta saya sempat mendapatkan cerita sekaligus fakta bahwa sopir-sopir taksi dari Medan sangat dihindari oleh para penumpang. Kabar yang lebih aneh lagi adalah adanya sebuah perusahaan taksi yang cukup besar di Jakarta yang tidak mempekerjakan orang Batak sama sekali. Alasan yang pernah saya dengar sendiri ketika bertanya kepada sopir-sopir taksi di Jakarta adalah karena derajad temperamental dan budaya kerja yang terbukti sangat berbeda dengan etnis lain.

Sebagai Wong Djogja yang lahir, besar dan tinggal di Djogja, kami sangat-sangat berharap agar warga asli Djogja TIDAK berakhir seperti warga Betawi di Jakarta. Kebijakan pemerintah lokal Djogja dan Keraton sangat diperlukan untuk melindungi etnis yang nenek moyangnya diyakini menjadi konseptor dan arsitek candi Borobudur dan puluhan candi-candi yang ada.

  • Tanah dan Rumah di Lingkungan sekitar Njeron Mbeteng kebanyakan telah dimiliki oleh “Bukan Orang Djogja”
  • Mobil dan Motor dengan plat B, H, R dan yang lain semakin membanjiri kota Djogja
  • Dari karakter mengemudi kendaraan dengan mudah dapat ditebak lingkungan si pengemudi kendaraan tersebut B, H, R dan atau non-AB lainnya
  • Pedagang kakilima di Jalan Malioboro mayoritas orang dari luar kota Djogja meskipun mereka menjual souvenier dari Djogja

Piye iki Warga Djogja kok cuek wae karo lingkungane dewe?

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Western Scientific

This is a phase of Western Scientific life cycle. 🙂 I have put the MAFF format of the webpages in download section of this blog.

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/01/2011
Diederik Stapel: The Lying Dutchman
By Joel Achenbach

Big science news today out of the Netherlands: A top social scientist, Diederik Stapel, of Tilburg University, has been suspended after an investigation showed that he’s been fabricating his data for years. This may seem far away and esoteric in the extreme, but there’s collateral damage here in DC, home base of the AAAS journal Science, which published one of Diederik Stapel’s papers in April.

That paper, “Coping With Chaos: How Disordered Contexts Promote Stereotypying and Discrimination,” claimed that people were more likely to be prejudicial toward others when in the presence of litter, a broken sidewalk, an abandoned bicycle, etc.

The problem is, there may not have been any experiment upon which this conclusion was based. Stapel apparently invented his raw data and then handed it to his graduate students to intepret. Read the story at Science Insider:

“The panel reported that he would discuss in detail experimental designs, including drafting questionnaires, and would then claim to conduct the experiments at high schools and universities with which he had special arrangements. The experiments, however, never took place, the universities concluded. Stapel made up the data sets, which he then gave the student or collaborator for analysis, investigators allege. In other instances, the report says, he told colleagues that he had an old data set lying around that he hadn’t yet had a chance to analyze. When Stapel did conduct actual experiments, the committee found evidence that he manipulated the results.

“Many of Stapel’s students graduated without having ever run an experiment, the report says. Stapel told them that their time was better spent analyzing data and writing. The commission writes that Stapel was ’lord of the data’ in his collaborations. It says colleagues or students who asked to see raw data were given excuses or even threatened and insulted.”

It’s not known yet if the Science paper in April was one of the ones with fabricated data, but Science spokeswoman Kathy Wren said this afternoon, “It seems highly likely that this Science paper is involved.” She said the Dutch investigators alerted the journal in September that the April paper might be tainted.

The journal’s editor-in-chief, Bruce Alberts, issued a brief statement today, called an “Editorial Expression of Concern,” in which he noted the findings released Monday by the Dutch investigators. He said the report “indicates that the extent of the fraud by Stapel is substantial.”

His students were victims, too — and ultimately realized that they were being taken for a ride. According to Science Insider, 14 of 21 of the theses published by Stapel’s students were affected by the tainted data.

Should the journal Science have known that this was a bogus paper? There’s a peer review process, but it’s one that isn’t designed to detect outright, bald-faced fraud.

Wren said today, “Science is not an investigative body, and so if a scientist is intentionally trying to deceive, the peer review system is not really set up to investigate that sort of thing.”

[Good report here by Ewen Callaway of Nature, republished by Scientific American’s website. Describes Stapel as a wunderkind. The investigative report has a statement from Stapel: “I have made mistakes, but I was and am honestly concerned with the field of social psychology. I therefore regret the pain that I have caused others.”]

By Joel Achenbach | 05:38 PM ET, 11/01/2011

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Salah satu rekan Naruto adalah perokok

Ternyata film animasi serial yang ditayangkan GLOBAL TV pada tanggal 7 Juni 2011 pukul 08:30 WIB mengandung sebuah adegan salah satu rekan Naruto dengan memakai simbol kepala yang sama dengan Naruto sedang berbicara sambil merokok pada camera close-up.

Semoga adegan yang tidak disensor tersebut tidak memancing anak-anak untuk meniru menjadi perokok.

Hue..he..he….

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Monopoli obat di Indonesia

Indonesia cukup hebat dalam soal monopoli obat-obatan.

Cobalah cari obat VALSARTAN di apotik dan anda akan mendapat keterangan kenapa obat tersebut tidak dijual bebas. Anda akan terpaksa membeli jenis yang patent dan biasanya namanya DIOVAN.

Anda akan dikenalkan dengan sebuah perusahaan asuransi di Indonesia.

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Mei Kelabu 2011

Bulan Mei 2011 adalah bulan kelabu untuk para professional di Indonesia. Cuti Bersama mendadak dan Penurunan Kecepatan Akses Internet ketika harga mulai dinaikkan bagi pelanggan SMARTFREN adalah events yang unik di tahun ini.

Strategi bisnis yang dianggap layak oleh Business Strategic Planning tentu adalah membuat profile suatu produk menjadi lebih cantik dan menarik tetapi tidak dengan strategi baru dari team marketing SMARTFREN di tahun 2011 ini. Mereka justru mengubah seluruh profile produk andalan mereka menjadi berantakan dan tidak menarik samasekali dan bahkan mengecewakan.

SMARTFREN menaikkan harga produk internet UNLIMITED mereka tetapi pada saat yang sama menurunkan profile dari produk itu sendiri dengan cara menurunkan kecepatan aksesnya. He..he.h.e…strategi bisnis gaya manah nich?? 🙂

Kebijakan aneh dari pemerintah Indonesia, cuti bersama mendadak tanggal 16 Mei 2011 akan diikuti kembali dengan cuti bersama lagi tanggal 3 Juni 2011. Hmm….apa memang happy dengan makan gaji buta ataukah memang simbol rasa malas yang mendasar?

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openFrameworks and Cinder

Well…well…well…

I’m glad to be able to have a chance to explore and playing with Cinder. I have been familiar with openFrameworks since 2008 but now, in the beginning of 2011, I’m trying Cinder and it’s really hard to move back to OF.

Well….I’m busy reading the whole engine source by today and write this blog as my first milestone digging Cinder.

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Google Search Engine Failure

I have a bad experience with google. I left my laptop with my son searching images using keyword “lowrider bikes” and a website contains adult materials shown on the search results.

My sons laughing when they were looking at the pictures found by google image search because I heard them when I was in the bath room. I don’t like the way they laughed then I checked their search history and I found that my sons clicked a picture from “http://artiunik.blogspot.com/2010/05/10-mainan-jepang-yang-paling-aneh-unik.html”

That was really bad experience for me as a parent. From now on I will not leave my kids alone with google.

Google content filter doesn’t work as expected and they should employ human observer to filter the image content.

Btw, I’ve reported to google via their “Webpage Removal Request Tool” using my keyword. This is the link http://www.google.com/quality_form?q=lowrider+bikes&hl=en&prmd=ivs

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