Thursday May 22, 2008

Firxfox add-on earthquake alert add-on - eQuake Alert

May 12 2008, In WenChuan SiChuan of China M 8.0 earthquake occurred. Poeple pay more attention to earthquake. As we are working in front of computer, how can we know where and how strong earthquake occurr. Here hava a Firefox add-on can give us earthquake Alert.

It alerts you with the basic information (date, location, and magnitude) of each earthquake. By default your browser will shake proportional to the earthquake magnitude. You can configure the alert methods and even you can limit the alerts by the earth quake magnitude. The recent quakes menu provides a link to the detailed information of quake @ the USGS (US Geological Survey) website.

Extension name: eQuake Alert
Download address: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2239



Monday May 19, 2008

FW: A true story in Wenchuan Earthquake

Annie translated a true story in Wenchuan Earthquake to English. It's really moved and sad.

A true story in Wenchuan Earthquake


Since the Wenchuan Earthquake happened, I've been moved by many
many pictures, stories... And this one I just read from
http://web.wenxuecity.com/BBSView.php?SubID=mychina&MsgID=294507,
which is originally in Chinese (【感动母爱】母亲已死,3个月的孩子压在她身下,手机留下了 ...), I
translated it into English to share with you because mother's great
love is the same all over the world.

【Moved by mother's great love】A mum died, with her 3 months's baby under her body, and she left words on the mobile phone...

She has died when the rescuer found her. She was overwhelmed by
crushed house. Through gaps of those ruins, we can see her last
posture. Being on her knees, the upper part of the body was prostrate
forward, with her hands on the ground to support body. That was
something like an acient who was kowtowing, just looked eerie because
she was out of shape by pressure.

The rescuers confirmed her death by touching her through the gaps of
ruins. They shouted at the ruins again and again, knocked the bricks
using the crowbar, but no response inside.

Then the rescuing team went to next building, suddenly the leader
ran back, calling "come here". He came to the body, stretched his hands
under the woman, feeling and touching, then shouted loudly "there is
someone, a baby, still living".

Through some efforts, rescuers cleaned up the ruins carefully which
blocked her. Under her body, lied her baby, who was wrapped in a small
red quilt with yellow flowers scattered in red. He is about 3 or 4
months' old. Since well protected by mother's body, he is totally safe.
He was sleeping on both ears when the rescuer carried him out, and his
lovely and peaceful face warmed everyone around him. The doctor along
with the rescuing team unfastened the quilt to check if the baby is all
right, and he found there was a moible phone filled in the quilt. The
doctor looked at the screen subliminally, a written message was already
there: "my dear baby, if you coulde live, don't forget how much I love
you". As a doctor, he experienced too much of parting for ever; but at
this moment, he wept. The mobile was passed, every person who saw this
message sheded tears.

Wednesday May 14, 2008

(转)献给最可爱的人

刚看到真的空降了,感动震撼啊

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2008-05-14/123515537104.shtml

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2008-05-14/111415536536.shtml

看到以下这篇文章,太感动了。。。 

献给最可爱的人
(转)敢相信,真的要强行空降了。看着那些连护目镜都没有的年轻伞兵们坚定地登上飞机,我的眼眶不禁湿润了。
  
 
 你知道吗?美国最早的伞兵部队,诺曼底登陆战的先锋箭头,二战,越战,阿富汗战争和伊战中美国伞兵的绝对主力,装备的高科技程度傲视全球的王牌军第82
空降师,他们在
Katrina飓风肆虐了新奥尔良之后几天才投入营救工作?整整三天!加上出发前的整编和准备时间8小时,总共是80个小时!这意味着什么?就是那些被压
在飓风吹倒的房屋 下的伤员,本可以生还的,80个小时后,很多都烂掉了!
  
  台风过后持续大风和降雨的新奥尔良,大地震过后仍下着暴雨的山区,强行空降的难度后者更甚,但我们的空15军,新中国的第一支伞兵部队,她的战士们在不到二十四小时的 时间里就毅然踏上了运输机。
  
 
 他们中有多少人会不幸被卷入江水中,有多少人会被丛生的林木割破身体,有多少人会遭遇到地震和暴雨后的山体滑坡,又有多少人会在营救过程中遭遇楼房的再
次坍塌,还会有
多少人吸入震中的有毒气体,感染上灾后的流行疫病...会有多少人受伤?又会有多少人死去?平原上恶劣气候状况下强行跳伞的伤亡率就接近三成,何况还是在
山区,何况还是在 地震后的山区?我不敢去计算那个可怕的几率,只能和所有人一样,在心里默默地为他们祈祷。
  
  英勇的战士们,在你们离开机舱的瞬间,愿风能止住,雨能停歇,让你们所携带的希望之光,能平安地投射到最需要你们的灾民中去。无畏的战士们,在你们离开机舱的瞬间,是 世界伞兵史上最为光辉的一刻,这赌上生命去拯救生命的一跳,空15军,你是真正的王牌!
 
 不空谈的,不歇斯底里的,不幸灾乐祸的请转帖或顶,支持人民解放军,抗洪\抗冰\抗震\他们都是冲在第一线的,大家不要再诋毁他们\批评他们了,他们和
我们一样都是人
,也是由肌肉\血管\神经组成的,请你们相信,解放军战士不是美国大片里的钢铁侠,更不是超人,他们做到这样,只因为温家宝总理说的话他们牢记于心"我就
一句话,是人民在 养你们,你们自己看着办"
  请大家停止无休止的漫骂吧,有钱出钱有力出力,没事的就把自己手头上的事情做好,中国一定能挺过去的.......

robinguo的blog:


天地无情人有情,让我们都为灾区同胞尽自己微薄之力吧


 

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