Friday, September 12, 2008

Pembajakan Is Not (Equal To) Stealing

Judul yang provokatif, biarlah..namanya juga opini …

Sejak kemarin, blog ini saya tambahkan sticky text diatas berwarna merah, yang intinya tidak ada COPYRIGHT di dalam ISLAM. Mengapa saya membuat text tersebut diatas menjadi salah satu penegasan di blog ini, karena pertama “Saya orang Islam yang ingin terus mengkaji Islam sesuai bidang ilmu saya”. Kedua , this thing, a software, articles, post piracy, almost been a popular themes on many smart people debates subject.

Mengapa saya mengatakan pembajakan bukan pencurian ?? Pertama secara konsep, Pencurian adalah proses mengambil barang , hak orang lain menjadi barang dan atau hak sendiri tanpa diketahui/diberi ijin untuk itu. Sedangkan pembajakan/piracy atau whatever orang yahudi sebut (istilah ini besar dari sono) adalah proses penjiplakan, dari sebuah tulisan, software, ide dan lain lain, tanpa menghilangkan sang ide, software, hak, atau tulisan tersebut dari posisi awalnya sebagai tulisan-saya, software-buatan-saya, ide-saya dan hak-saya.

Jelas tidak gambaran diatas ??
Copyright di besarkan di western sana, oleh orang-orang non Islam, Kapitalis, dan Sosialis. Itu karena bagi mereka, pemikiran, konsep, ide, tulisan, dan lain lain yang diproduksi oleh otak dan hati mereka adalah MILIK mereka, padahal milik siapa coba ?? Milik ALLAH SWT. Kita cuman media untuk jadi jalan keluarnya si ilmu tersebut. Kok bisa bisanya kita melarang peredaran ilmu tersebut lah yang PUNYA saja tidak pernah melarang ??

Coba simak penggalan Noble-Al-Quran berikut :
“And our duty (i.e. the Messengers) is only to convey plainly (the Message).” (Ya-Sin 36:17)

lalu di tegaskan lagi sebagai berikut :

“No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Ash-Shu’ara 26:109)

Jelaslah bahwa apa yang datang dari ALLAH SWT, hanya akan dibalas oleh ALLAH SWT sendirim, kita hanya penyampai tidak berhak melakukan klaim atas Ilmu pengetahuan yang maha luas.

Tentang software, CD/VCD/DVD, penjiplakan dan pembajakannya. Dalam Islam ini sama perlakuannya dengan buku. Sekali kita jualan buku kita, dan ada transaksi yang mewakili penjual apakah dia itu team si pembuat buku, pembuat buku itu sendiri atau cuman sales-nya saja maka, didalam Islam sekali buku itu berpindah tangan ke pembeli melalui jual-beli, maka hak akan berpindah ke pembeli sebesar apapun hak sang penjual. Sudah menjadi hak secara penuh karena melalui sistem jual beli. Apakah itu jual-beli langsung face-to-face atau internet selling or whatever .. itu yang diajarkan di dalam Islam.

Bagaimana dengan Windows dan kawan-kawannya hehehee..simpulkan saja sendiri. Kita pembeli sah, dari MTC, dari Glodok atau wherever, kita penjiplak sah, karena yang punya CD (teman kita etc) membolehkan, karena dia mungkin saja juga pembeli yang sah (dari glodok, mangga dua, mtc etc). Benar kan ?? atau salah..terserah Anda, just my humble opinion.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Backing Up Your Data - Do's and Don't and How To's

About the Author
Korey Bachelder is the owner of MediaRECOVER, a provider of data recovery software and restore service provider. When your backups fail (or you failed to make one), MediaRECOVER software will get your important information and images back from virtually any storage medium.

We all know we're supposed to back up data. Sometimes we might actually do so. Backing up your data is important, and yet it is often a neglected part of using computers. Data can be lost rather easily. Human error, a virus, or simply a computer crash can wipe out important documents, photos, contact lists and more.

Backing up your data is important to everyone, not just businesses. Imagine all those photos you took of your children growing up, now sitting on your hard drive. What about your video and music collection? Perhaps you've heard about entire collections of documents lost from your friends' or coworkers' computers. The stories are haunting. All those years of searching and collecting of that data, and it can be wiped out in an instant. Could you ever replace all that information?

Data Loss and Data Recovery

About the Author
James Walsh is a freelance writer and copy editor. If you are concerned about data loss and would like more information on Data Recovery see

All computers are powered by a tiny silicon processor that carries millions of transistors too small to be seen with naked human eyes. The unique feature of the processor is that it can combine the power of the transistors to carry out a huge amount of calculations per second. This is what gives computers their incomparable computing power. Digital devices run a variety of software to harness this power and are able to surpass humans and mechanical devices in terms of performance and quality of work done.

Computers generate a large amount of data during their routine operations. To keep this data safe and sound even after the machine has been switched off, a number of data-storage devices have been invented. These differ widely in storage capacity, shape and size as well as price. Their capacity ranges from a mere 1.2 MB of the now-almost-extinct floppy diskette to an enormous 500 GB of a portable hard drive.

Spy Cams and What They Could Do to You

When talking of spy cams, one of the initial things that you would perhaps consider is James Bond films, possibly even conspiracy movies when you possess a mind that entertains such thoughts. Yet needless to say, they're not as out-of-this-world as Hollywood makes them to be. They're only surveillance cameras that are smaller than what we commonly notice. As a matter of fact, spy cams aren't meant to be noticed. That's why they're commonly little then put in casings made to look like the dullest objects such as ballpens, watches, lipsticks, sunglasses, even buttons.

An Overview of Specialty Fluorochemicals

Author : Stephanie Larkin is a freelance writer who writes about issues and topics pertaining to the use of chemicals such as Fluorochemicals .

Fluorine has a number of chemical properties that make it particularly desirable for a wide variety of different industrial, commercial, and even medical applications. In particular, it is the most electronegative and the most highly reactive of all the elements, and readily forms compounds with all elements except for the three lightest noble gases. One particularly useful property of fluorine is that it forms strong and stable covalent bonds with carbon.

Due to these important and highly useful chemical properties, specialty fluorochemicals have numerous applications in a range of industries. The addition of fluorine or fluorine substituents improves the desirable qualities of an amazingly wide variety of compounds including pharmaceuticals, plastics, elastomers, and surfactants.

One of the most well-known uses of fluorine is the addition of fluoride to drinking water and toothpastes, to strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent tooth decay. There are many more highly specific uses of fluorine and specialty fluorochemicals, most of which are concentrated in the industrial, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries.

Types and Uses of Specialty Fluorochemicals

Agricultural Uses: The addition of fluorine to many agricultural herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides improves the potency and therefore reduces the required application rate of these substances.

Photoresists: These polymers are used in semiconductor lithography. The addition of fluorine or fluorinated substituents to photoresists improves desirable chemical and physical properties.

Surfactants: Fluorine is a key component of surfactants and related compounds such as stain repellants.

Dyes: Adding fluorine or fluorinated substituents to many dyes improves their chemical and light resistance, and also their fixation yield.

Liquid Crystals: Adding fluorine to liquid crystal for use in display devices improves desirable chemical and physical properties such as the viscosity and miscibility of the liquid.

Plastics and Elastomers: With the addition of fluorine, these substances become more chemically and thermally stable. Due to these desirable properties fluoroplastics and fluoroeslastomers are used in a variety of ways, including in wiring insulation, gaskets and seals, hoses, and laboratory equipment.

Ion-Exchange Membranes: The use of fluorinated polymers allows ion-exchange membranes to be used in harsh environments, as the addition of fluorine improves the chemical and thermal stability of the membranes.

Custom-made Fluorochemicals: One particularly advantageous aspect of fluorine is that it can be added to a wide variety of chemical substances to increase stability, potency, and other desirable qualities. This means it is often possible to create custom-made specialty fluorochemicals.

A Closer Look at Fluorocarbons

Fluorocarbons are a particular type of fluorochemicals in which fluorine atoms are covalently bonded to carbon atoms in varying numbers and configurations. These covalent bonds are strong and stable, and this has been a major reason for the widespread of use fluorocarbons for a variety of applications. Fluorocarbons have been used as lubricants, propellants, refrigerants, solvents, and in water and stain-repellent products.

Concern over the slow environmental degradation of fluorocarbons has led to reduced usage of many of these substances. Some, such as carbon tetrachloride, were once available for public use, but are now much more tightly regulated. Most fluorocarbon solvents now have a much more limited range of industrial uses.

Some fluorocarbons (such as Freon) have a particularly bad reputation, however, due to their use as refrigerants and propellants. These have commonly contained chlorine in addition to fluorine. While the strong fluorine-carbon bonds make these substances highly resistant to environmental degradation, the addition of chlorine makes them highly reactive and destructive to the earth’s ozone layer. For this reason, the use of chlorofluorocarbons has been largely discontinued.

Despite environmental concerns, some fluorocarbons (such as fluoroplastics and fluoroeslastomers) are still in common use. One example is Teflon, which is a very common component of non-stick cookware.

The Use of Fluorine in Pharmaceuticals

One increasingly widespread application of specialty fluorochemicals is in the pharmaceutical industry, in which the ability of fluorine to improve the existing properties of other chemicals makes it enormously useful.

Simply by adding fluorine, the pharmacological properties of a drug can be improved in potency quite significantly, allowing for the use of lower doses to achieve the same effect as was previously gained.

Aside from this highly desirable property, another important advantage of adding fluorine to pharmaceuticals is that the shape of the resulting fluorochemical is largely unchanged. This is particularly important because the bioactivity of many drugs is highly dependent on the shape of the chemical compound.

One drawback, however, is the fact that the addition of fluorine improves the stability of pharmaceuticals. While this is an enormous advantage for most other specialty fluorochemical applications, in the pharmaceutical industry this is not always the case, because in some cases, improving the stability of a drug can reduce its metabolic degradation.

Currently, up to 50% of all modern pharmaceuticals contain fluorine. These include anesthetics, antidepressants, antifungals and antibiotics, antacids, cholesterol lowering agents, steroids and other anti-inflammatory agents, and certain types of anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs.