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General Board / OBJ and 3rd Term
« on: May 27, 2006, 02:56:37 PM »
In 1976, obasanjo visited our school and said we were the leaders of tomorrow. 30 yrs later he is still our leader. He used up our parents quota, he is using our quota and now he wants to use our children's quota. Kudos to our Senates and Reps. No more 3rd term.....

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Islam / Why do Muslims dress in distinctive, modest clothing?
« on: December 30, 2004, 10:53:07 AM »
Why do Muslims dress in distinctive, modest clothing?



Muslim women are often asked:  "Why do you wear that scarf?"   "Aren't
you hot?"  "Do the different colors mean anything?"  "Why do some women
cover their face, but not others?"   "Do men have a dress code as
well?"

Most Muslims understand your polite curiosity, and would be happy to
explain.  But if you've ever been too embarrassed to ask the questions
directly, you've come to the right place.

Q:  Why do you dress the way you do?

A:  First and foremost, because Almighty God (Allah) commands us to do
so.   In the Qur'an, Allah tells the believers to "lower their gaze and
be modest."  Specifically, it says:  "Say to the believing men that
they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that will make for
greater purity for them; and Allah is well acquainted with all that they
do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze
and guard their modesty; and that they should not display their beauty
and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they
should draw their veils over their chests and not display their beauty
except to their husbands, their fathers..." [continuing list of family
members and others in front of whom women are exempt from covering] (Qur'an
24:30-31)

Of course, Muslims believe that God has full Wisdom and knows what is
best for us, so we strive to follow His guidance in every aspect of our
lives.  Muslims have also discovered other advantages to dressing
modestly, including:  being known for who you really are; not being judged
by your beauty or lack thereof; being able to conduct business in an
atmosphere of respect; being readily known as a Muslim; liberation;
comfort.

Q:  Aren't you hot?
A:  In many ways, covering the body protects it from the heat of direct
sunlight.  In loose, flowing clothing, the air around the body flows
freely and cools more readily.  The choice of fabric covering the body is
more important than the square inches/centimeters exposed or covered.  
On severely days, we might be uncomfortable as is everyone else.  
During those times, we find comfort knowing that we are following the
commands of Allah, and "the fire of hell is hotter."

Q:  Do the different colors mean anything?
A:  Muslims are to dress in modest clothing, without attracting
attention to oneself.  For this reason, many Muslims choose earth-tone colors
such as green, blue, gray, as well as the usual black and white.  
Beyond this, there are no specific meanings behind the choice of color.  
Some colors are more common in certain parts of the world, based on local
tradition.

Q:  Why are there differences in the specific styles of dress?
A:  While Islam outlines a code of modesty, it does not command a
certain style, color, or fabric.  The range of clothing you find among
Muslims is a sign of the great diversity among the Muslim community.

Q:  Do men have a dress code as well?
A:  Absolutely.  Both men and women are commanded in the Qur'an to
"lower their gaze and be modest."  It is generally understood that men are
not to expose the area of their body from the navel to the knee.  
However, many Muslim men would feel shy to expose a bare chest or bare legs
in public.  As with women, men are not to wear clothing that is tight
or see-through.  Indeed, in many Muslim societies the traditional
clothing for men includes long, flowing robes, or long tunics that fully
cover the body.

Q:  What do these Islamic clothing terms mean?  Hijab, khimar, niqab,
abaya, jilbab, burqa, shalwar khamis...
A:  Different terms reflect different styles of dress.  Often the same
clothing has various names depending on what area of the world it is
worn.

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Member Poetry / The Opposite of Love
« on: June 09, 2004, 05:48:20 PM »
The Opposite of Love

If hate is not the opposite of love

If indifference is,

then I love them not at all.

And that would explain why bad news

does not surprise me.

Though I try to feign surprise to conceal

that I am merely skilled,

After long practice in the things

you say at times like these.

When any care I had crumbled to dust,

long ago.

When they are dead to me,

or I to myself.

Despite the warmth of the flesh

the moistness of breath.

After pain evolves

to no pain at all

You look for even a spark

of revenge tasting sweet,

But the dish lies cold

so long untouched

That I can say I rejoice not

in their pain.

But I leave them to it

and the warmth of its flame.

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General Board / Corrupt in our midst
« on: June 09, 2004, 05:27:27 PM »
There are many unresolved problems in Nigeria, but the issue of the upsurge of corruption is troubling. And the damages it has done to the polity are astronomical. The menace of corruption leads to slow movement of files in offices, police extortion tollgates and slow traffics on the highways, port congestion, queues at passport offices and gas stations, ghost workers syndrome, election irregularities, among others. Even the mad people on the street recognize the havoc caused by corruption - the funds allocated for their welfare disappear into the thin air. Thus, it is believed by many in the society that corruption is the bane of Nigeria. Consequently, the issue keeps reoccurring in every academic and informal discussion in Nigeria. How can this issue be eliminated? please K-onliners contribute in smoothing the jagged way to our progress.

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Science and Technology / Hardware maintenance tips.
« on: May 31, 2004, 08:38:35 AM »
6 Hardware maintenance tips.
Some simple ideas that will help keep your hardware alive and healthy.

Shutdown, then power off the system before changing any part or plug (exceptions: serial port devices and ethernet interfaces)

Use anti-static mat and/or wrist strap

Be firm but gentle when seating boards, chips, connectors, etc.

Keep it clean, especially air filters & ventilation paths

Leave it powered up all the time (exception: video display)

Don't drink anything around your machinery

Put a power surge suppressor on the power line

Avoid vibrations and shocks (e.g., avoid stacking components)

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General Board / Our Leaders
« on: May 27, 2004, 09:27:02 AM »
Those who are shouldered with the responsibility of trust in our public sector are now live on dishonesty street. They wear the garments of self interest, the cap of hypocrisy, drink the wine of corruption and sleep on bed of complecency. Thier eye are covered with the glass of visionlessness while wearing the wristwatch of excuses that refuse to take resposibilty.

Please k-onliners comment

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Member Poetry / Love's Secret
« on: May 20, 2004, 09:58:00 AM »
Love's Secret

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart;
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears,
Ah! she did depart!

Soon as she was gone from me,
A traveler came by,
Silently, invisibly
He took her with a sigh.

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Announcements / A KOMA GONA
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:12:07 PM »
Hello Kano-onliners,

Hope you will keep in mind that damuna ya gabato. Saboda haka wannan sanarwa na tunatar da yan'uwa manoma, a koma gona. Ayi sassabe A shirya wa damuna mai zuwa. Allah ya bamu damuna mai Albarka Ameen.

Noma tushen arziki........... Noma jarin yan Arewa...................

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Science and Technology / Welcome to Visual Basic
« on: April 23, 2004, 09:03:49 AM »
The "Basic" part refers to the BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) language, a language used by more programmers than any other language in the history of computing. Visual Basic has evolved from the original BASIC language and now contains several hundred statements, functions, and keywords, many of which relate directly to the Windows GUI. Beginners can create useful applications by learning just a few of the keywords, yet the power of the language allows professionals to accomplish anything that can be accomplished using any other Windows programming language.

The Visual Basic programming language is not unique to Visual Basic. The Visual Basic programming system, Applications Edition included in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and many other Windows applications uses the same language. The Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) is a widely used scripting language and a subset of the Visual Basic language. The investment you make in learning Visual Basic will carry over to these other areas.

Whether your goal is to create a small utility for yourself or your work group, a large enterprise-wide system, or even distributed applications spanning the globe via the Internet, Visual Basic has the tools you need.

Data access features allow you to create databases, front-end applications, and scalable server-side components for most popular database formats, including Microsoft SQL Server and other enterprise-level databases.


ActiveX? technologies allow you to use the functionality provided by other applications, such as Microsoft Word word processor, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and other Windows applications. You can even automate applications and objects created using the Professional or Enterprise editions of Visual Basic.


Internet capabilities make it easy to provide access to documents and applications across the Internet or intranet from within your application, or to create Internet server applications.


Your finished application is a true .exe file that uses a Visual Basic Virtual Machine that you can freely distribute.
Visual Basic Editions
Visual Basic is available in three versions, each geared to meet a specific set of development requirements.

The Visual Basic Learning edition allows programmers to easily create powerful applications for Microsoft Windows and Windows NT?. It includes all intrinsic controls, plus grid, tab, and data-bound controls. Documentation provided with this edition includes the Learn VB Now CD plus the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN?) Library CDs containing full online documentation.


The Professional edition provides computer professionals with a full-featured set of tools for developing solutions for others. It includes all the features of the Learning edition, plus additional ActiveX controls, the Internet Information Server Application Designer, integrated Visual Database Tools and Data Environment, Active Data Objects, and the Dynamic HTML Page Designer. Documentation provided with the Professional edition includes the Visual Studio Professional Features book plus Microsoft Developer Network CDs containing full online documentation.


The Enterprise edition allows professionals to create robust distributed applications in a team setting. It includes all the features of the Professional edition, plus Back Office tools such as SQL Server, Microsoft Transaction Server, Internet Information Server, Visual SourceSafe, SNA Server, and more. Printed documentation provided with the Enterprise edition includes the Visual Studio Enterprise Features book plus Microsoft Developer Network CDs containing full online documentation.

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Science and Technology / Announcement!! Macros in Excel
« on: April 21, 2004, 10:39:29 AM »
hello Kanoonliners,

Hope you'r all familier with Microsoft Excel spreadsheet! Okay this is a way of making your data analysis as simple and possible. Macros are little pieces of programming which you can store in your Excel workbook. You would create a macros if you have any sequence of actions that you wanted to carry out regularly to modify your data.

The commonest way to create is to ''record'' it.: that is, you carry out sequence of actions and tell Excel to remeber them; then you can ''run'' the macros to tell Excel to repeat the actions.

If you find it interesting I will continue...................with the full explanations of how to record and run the micros.
Salam

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chit-chat / Green, Yellow, and Pink
« on: April 19, 2004, 06:33:51 PM »
A Hawaiian and a Yoruban were asked to combine a sentence with the words: Green, Yellow, and Pink.

The Hawaiian wrote: "Every morning I put on my pink shirt, light up my green cigarette, and look at the yellow sun."

The Yoruba wrote: "Every time I hear the phone ring Green, Green, I Pink it up and say Yellow?"

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Member Poetry / Friend
« on: March 16, 2004, 10:09:41 AM »
I know you're still out there
Living life with your kind of flair
Standing with your face to the sun
Picturing your time to come

Many clouds have passed by
Since we stood under the same sky
Taking in the summer sights
Howling at the city lights

I still remember when we were young
Pulling pranks just for fun
Summer vacations were such a blast
The kind of memories that will always last

Growing up the future seemed like such a sure thing
Thought we knew what it would bring
True love, a family, a house in the hills
Work hard, play hard and don't sweat the bills

Never guessed things would change so much
Thought our friends would never loose touch
The stars seemed so clear from our domain
I sure could handle some of those good times again

Even if our dreams still seem far away
Our friendship will be right here to stay
Until we are both gone
The road between us will never be too long

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History / Col. Sani Bello
« on: February 07, 2004, 12:39:29 PM »
Mai ya faru a wajen bikin tafiyar Tsohon Gamnan Kano Rtd. Col Sani Bello.

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History / SHAIKARA!!
« on: February 07, 2004, 02:29:05 PM »
Wacece shaikara a cikin gidan Mai girma sarkin Kano?. Don naga an sa sunan wata Makarantar mata, Shekara a yakasai.

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History / EL-DUNIYA
« on: February 07, 2004, 02:23:49 PM »
A wacce shekara El-Duniya Cinema ta kone.

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