Sangat Pedas

Facebook status “It’s complicated”

We from Sangat Pedas are always happy to be helping out someone, answer those difficult question you know, just because we care. Anyway, this week we got a question about Facebook a.k.a. Fakebook a.k.a. Fuckbook. The question seems simple: What does the relationship status "It's complicated" mean?

This question was specifically about our fine Tokobagus crew where an exceptional amount have set their status to "It's complicated". Well, there are many answers to that question so based on the person using this status you have to make the right analysis and pick the appropriate definition.


Thinking outside the box

Let's first address the featured image linked to this post because I can already hear women saying that it's sexist and irrelevant for this post. Well, they're absolutely right but that's called "Thinking outside the box", unconventional, different and from a new perspective. In this case the perspective is that my mainly male audience definitely prefers looking at a pretty blond girl instead of a box. Besides that, Sangat Pedas should be a little more Sangat Pedas in my opinion. So gents, here's a link to the wallpaper size image, enjoy!

Anyway, the topic is "Thinking outside the Box" and why we really should stop using those words. 


Narayanan Krishnan: A True Superhero and Inspiration [video]

Often the term "Hero" is defined as a person that on one occasion acted courageous, selflessness, distinguishing him or herself by a brave deed. The soldier that saved his team, a by passer  saving someone from drowning or someone overpowering a robber in a Seven Eleven. Without saying acts like these aren't heroic it's videos like these that show that we often overlook the real heroes, people that selflessness help other people day in day out.

One of those heroes is Narayanan Krishnan who lives by a simple rule that everybody has 5.5 liter of blood meaning everybody is equal and should be treated as such. Narayanan touches the essence of life by asking himself "What is the ultimate purpose of life?", a question I'm sure lots of us think about. But like in business, just thinking about things doesn't make it happen, Narayanan makes it happen, day in day out. Watching this video I was touched and I felt guilty and I'm asking myself what can I do?

Help this superhero through his Facebook page peepz!


Pitfalls of a startup entrepreneur and a great speech

The question I've asked myself for years, and I assume many entrepreneurs ask themselves that question, is "am I doing it right?". And when asking myself that question it's not only about my business or career but also my personal life, my joy, how I interact with family and friends and how they see me. The question applies to how I do business, how I work and how I balance it with my social life, which should be more than Facebook and Twitter. Well, I've been an entrepreneur for 16 years now and it took me most of that time to come to the conclusion that I've been doing it WRONG and fell into many pitfalls!


Why should you care about net neutrality?

In the US there's a fierce discussion regarding the end of network neutrality. Basically it comes down to it that ISP's offer a basic Internet access pack but will charge you extra if you want to use popular or bandwidth intensive sites like Youtube. Even though the discussion seems to limit itself at the moment to the US, you can be sure that ISP's in other countries are following these developments with particular interest.

In an ideal market I wouldn't worry about this phenomenon, if everybody opposes this system there will be new ISP's that just offer the same open access we're used to and the greedy ISP's will be punished.

Unfortunately we're not living in an ideal world and ISP's are often owned by huge corporations that basically control the market.

The whole idea of Internet in the first place was an open network where everyone can access the same information without any kind of discrimination. People that travel the world already know that the Internet isn't that open and free as before and it's time to put a stop to censorship and avoid monetizing by ISP's by charging extra for popular sites. So to say the least it will be interesting to see how this will develop and our wish for 2011 is an open Internet without censorship.

For an Ipin & Upin explanation visit "A guide to an open Internet".


Please no more Duck Face in 2011!

While we're nearing the end of the year we start thinking about our resolutions for 2011: "I'll quit drinking", "I will not tweet about Justin f***ing Beeber anymore", "I'll do more together with my girlfriend", "This year I will eat healthy and go to the gym 3 times a week" and the always popular "I will stop smoking". All those people with these noble resolutions we wish all the best and good luck!

But the resolution for 2011 we would like to enforce on all women of the world is "NO MORE DUCK FACES!!!", it's enough, cukup, basta, finito, 彀, dość!! Without duck faces Facebook would be a much better place.


Anonymous: the biggest Internet shit storm EVER!

Remember, remember the 5th of november
the gunpowder, treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

November the 5th,
Hadopi vs anonymous
The biggest Internets shitstorm EVER.
For great justice (and lulz)

We are anonymous.

We are Legion
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.

Expect us...

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