Dec 31, 2003

Queen to knight early Web innovator
Seattle Post Intelligencer
LONDON -- Does this mean the Web is his castle? Tim Berners-Lee, the technologist who added hyperlinking capabilities to the Internet to create the World Wide Web in 1990, is being knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.


This is the best thing that you can hear, The Queen has gone hip or brain washed.
Happy New Year!


Dec 30, 2003

Project: BZFlag - Multiplayer 3D Tank Game

About:OpenSource OpenGL Multiplayer Multiplatform Battle Zone capture the Flag. 3D first person Tank Simulation.

Check it out
Build Your Own PC

Pc world:Save money and craft a system that exactly matches your needs.

Related: Easypc

One of my fave tutorials
Iran and why and how come!

Did you know that Iran and Korea started building cars at the same time!
Look what oil does to a Country.
Kia and Daewoo started after Iran, building cars.

Kia has goe global so did Daewoo.

Iran khodro History

Benz LP608, The first product of
IRAN KHODRO produced in 1963

Dec 29, 2003

Iran pledge to rebuild quake city

BBC:Iran's supreme leader has pledged to rebuild the historic city of Bam, devastated by an earthquake on Friday.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited the Silk Route city to tell people the Iranian leadership shared their sorrow as the official death toll rose to 25,000.

I have no comment on this :)
Best of 2003

Yahoo: From condiments to candles, we've collected the most popular Ask Yahoo! questions of 2003, as determined by the number of times readers emailed each column to friends and family. So click, read, learn, and enjoy. Here's to an enlightening new year!

Dec 28, 2003

Truth about high school

National Post:Unpopular boy makes valedictory speech: 'A lot of you were jerks'

The final instalment in a week-long series on ordinary Canadians who showed extraordinary courage. ? Top Ten Words of 2003

Top Ten Word Lists of 2003 Announced by

Lists include top 10 words, top 10 names, the latest in YouthSpeak, top phrases, best and worst product names, and more. link
Just blame it on us like you did for The blackout

U.S. thinks mad cow came from Canada: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Holstein infected with mad cow disease in Washington state was imported into the United States from Canada about two years ago, federal investigators tentatively concluded Saturday.
Nothing funny about people dying!

Some more links to help the victims of Iran's quake
Red Cross Red Crescent - Make a donation

Persian: If you want to now about the hospitals in Kerman and the recovery (Sarkhat)

A very moving and touching Flash animation on this issue

BBC: Hopes fade for Iran quake victims, Rescue workers digging through the rubble in the Iranian city struck by a massive earthquake say hope is fading of finding many more survivors.

A dumb forum:Could US have caused the Iran earthquake?

UPDATE: Pictures

Dec 27, 2003

World is pulling together for Bam

Guardian:As the world realises the full extent of the tragedy unfolding in Iran, all of our thoughts and prayers will be with those who died, were injured or lost loved ones in the earthquake in Bam. Current estimates suggest that up to 20,000 people may have lost their lives in the disaster and that up to 50,000 may have been injured; more than 60 per cent of the city has been destroyed. Thousands of people have seen their homes collapse.

I had the famous Bam dates this morning, how tradgic this incident is.
Please help

Pedram tells us how to donate to the victims of Iran's Earthquake

click here

Aussie in claim to throne

I found this intresting article, on the rightful king of England, read it.

Aussie in claim to throne
A NSW man has been identified as the rightful King of England by a leading historian.
Royal claim: Mr Abney-Hastings
Medieval scholar, Dr Michael Jones says he can prove Queen Elizabeth's claim to the throne is illegitimate and it should belong to Michael Abney-Hastings.

Microsoft aims to make spammers pay

Now they want internet users to pay for every email sent!

BBC: Spammers send out tens of millions of e-mails to unsuspecting computer users every day, employing a myriad of methods to ensure their pills, loans and "requests for our lord" pleas fox e-mail filters.
Some are even turning to prose and poetry to fool the technological safeguards people put in place.

Dec 26, 2003

Iran Quake
BBC: A huge earthquake has killed at least 15,000 people in south-eastern Iran, government sources say. The quake had its epicentre near the ancient city of Bam - most of its buildings have been flattened.

I wanted to see the ancient city like many others who did too, I heard it was all mud bricks that were there for hundred of years. Well I guess it's all going to be stories about it. Sorry to hear about the loss of lives of my countrymen and women.

- Iranian Truth -
: He tells us all about it and gives us alot of links from Iranian bloggers.
Man It's Christmas

Happy Holidays

There is no Snow at all this year, it's pretty warm outside too! I don't know about the rest of Canada but it's all raining here, It only snowed well, only two times this year.

German plant turns incontinence pads into power

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- Germany has only a small amount of its own natural oil reserves, but an enterprising power plant chief believes it has found an alternative source of energy with a bright future in an aging nation -- used incontinence pads.

Dec 24, 2003

Creator of Linux Defends Its Originality

NYT:Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux computer operating system, defended his work yesterday as not always lovely but original - and certainly not copied, as a Utah company has contended.

Unexpected twists in Internet law

CNET:Internet law in 2003 was full of surprises, with Congress passing an antispam bill, the courts blessing pop-up advertising, the music industry losing lawsuits and the Supreme Court finally upholding an Internet law.
First apparent U.S. case of mad cow disease discovered

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The first apparent case of mad cow disease in the United States has been discovered, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

Dec 22, 2003

Seems like some one agrees with me

Saddam's spiderhole photo was taken in August? | Metafilter

The date of th photos varies if it was on September or August

Metafilter: Saddam's spiderhole photo was taken in August, or what? The fruit on the date palm behind the soldier is yellow. Date fruit grows from March-August (see 'Iraq' in table 23) and is harvested in early fall. Dates are yellow (ie. just ripened) in August, not December. I'm not invoking conspiracy - I'm just asking: what gives?

Another link on this

Related: What I wrote
Yahoo! News - Saddam was held by Kurdish forces, drugged and left for US troops

LONDON, (AFP) - Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American soldiers to recover him, a British Sunday newspaper said.
TIME Person of the Year: The American Soldier

Time: They swept across Iraq and conquered it in 21 days. They stand guard on streets pot-holed with skepticism and rancor. They caught Saddam Hussein. They are the face of America, its might and good will, in a region unused to democracy. The U.S. G.I. is TIME's Person of the Year.

Dec 21, 2003


Pedram was talking about Conspiracies on Saddam capture situation, and before that me and my brother and my dad had an argue about it, the BBC report on the so called hole of Saddam was interesting, because the reporter was standing right above the hole, and there was a palm tree. It had all grown dates on them, the color was yellow. This color means that Saddam was captured in summer not in winter, trees don't grow date no where in Middle east during winter. The color of dates is green during July and it gets fully ready, Yellow in September. Why you ask now it was publicized? Well I think to give a boost to G.W.Bush's campaign for 2004 elections.
Saddam was already captured, before it was publicized to people around the world, their playing games with us. Leaders like Khamenie and Saddam were servants to British and U.S.

Happy Yalda night

Happy Yalda night to all of my Iranian country men and women
Yalda is the longest night of all of the nights, between Iranians this day is celebrated very big, we get together and we talk and we laugh and we forget everything bad.

Dec 18, 2003

GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR PCI Video Card

I just got this and installed it, It's wicked.

Description: The GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR PCI Video Card delivers best-in class performance and features at a great price. Experience cinematic-quality effects and studio-quality colour with industry-leading performance and the rock-solid driver stability you expect from NVIDIA.


Dec 17, 2003

DVD copying

I introduce DVDXCOPY

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Official website
Indications Saddam Was Not in Hiding But a Captive

A number of questions are raised by the incredibly bedraggled, tired and crushed condition of this once savage, dapper and pampered ruler who was discovered in a hole in the ground on Saturday, December 13.

About Google Print (BETA)

Google's mission is to provide access to all the world's information and make it universally useful and accessible.


Dec 15, 2003

PowerPoint Makes You Dumb
NYT: In August, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board at NASA released Volume 1 of its report on why the space shuttle crashed. As expected, the ship's foam insulation was the main cause of the disaster. But the board also fingered another unusual culprit: PowerPoint, Microsoft's well-known ''slideware'' program.

Saddam Hussain TIME covers from 1990 to 2003

Check it out

Dec 14, 2003

Magic mix of this month
Download the .ra
From: Eurodancehits
KARAJA - Love Me
STARSPLASH - Fly Away (Owner Of Your Heart)
SYLVER - Why Worry
FUTURE POP - The morning (Remix)
TREESH - Brighter Day
RAVERS ON DOPE - Trip to Wonderland
ALEX FORCE - More & More 2003
2 DJs & ONE - I Engineer (Remix)
SCOTTY - Don't Cry Tonight 2003
INTERMISSION - Piece Of My Heart
WELLS & FARGO - Night In Palma
PREZIOSO feat. MARVIN - Voglio, Vederti, Danzare
ALEX C - Angel Of Darkness
MASTERBOY - Feel The Heat 2003
SCOTCH vs. DISCO DJ - Disco DJ (Remix)
DJ SKORPIO - Flames Of Love 2003
D.SIGN meets STC - People Are People 2003
LANCE INC. - Cold As Ice (Remix)
TARA LOWE - Be With You
IN-GRID - In Tango
DJ 2 MC - Breeze Emotion
ERIKA - I Don't Know

Saddam Hussein Cuptured alive

First of all to all of those Iranian soldiers who lost their lives for the 8 year battle, between Iran and Iraq, we now know the legacy of a true dictator which kills his own people.

congrats everyone
All of the News

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Mehdi Mahdavikia

Mehdi Mahdavikia of Iran holds the 2003 Asian Football Confederation Asian player of the year trophy after being honoured the prestigous award in Kuala Lumpur.

Dec 12, 2003

Emule plus, and Emule, Edonkey 2000

Edonkey and Emule mods, enjoy

Related: Klite ++, Shareaza


STERLING, Va. - Two North Carolina men face up to 20 years in prison for allegedly operating one of the most prolific spamming operations in the world.
AP: Student finds largest known prime number

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- More than 200,000 computers spent years looking for the largest known prime number. It turned up on Michigan State University graduate student Michael Shafer's off-the-shelf PC.
Iranian bloggers rally against censorship

BBC:Iranian internet users have been venting their frustration at online censorship on a website devoted to the UN's digital summit in Geneva.


This week I had couple of tests, I had a Science test on Chemistry. CHemistry is the easiest out of all of the Sciences. I also had a History test which was postponed until Monday. That might explain why I write one day and the next day nothing.

Sorry about this

Dec 9, 2003

War Games Come Marching In

Wired: You start off below decks on a ship that is clearly under attack.
Instructions at the top of the screen tell you to make your way up top. You wind your way down corridors often rocked by explosions and up stairs, pausing at one point to pick up an extinguisher and douse a fire. Reaching daylight, you discover that you're on the deck of the battleship California in the middle of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, firing a rifle at waves of incoming Zero fighters...
Fear of new things shortens life

NewScientist: Animals with neophobia die younger - the work suggests that a lifetime of fearful stress can take an accumulated toll on health
WSIS Discovers WWW And Wants

NEW YORK - In 1998, the International Telecommunication Union met in Minneapolis and decided there should be a World Summit on the Information Society under the administration of the United Nations. Just five years later, that summit is a reality, and the WSIS will be held in Geneva this week. The next summit will be in 2005, in Tunisia.
Winrar 3.30 beta1

Winrar is the best file compressor out there in my opinion, I came across v3.30 beta1 right now there are three betas. The only crack I could find for this new beta is beta1.

Official website
Kazaa-Lite dead; Sharman Networks threatened legal action

Speaking with RatFaced, one of the Kazaa Lite forum moderators today and our contact at K-Lite, I have uncovered news that the Kazaa Lite K++ project has been shut down by Sharman Networks on grounds of copyright infringement.
The project, which had been set up to block spy and ad ware within the Kazaa Media Desktop Program has achieved notoriety within the P2p world through its simplistic approach and success in reverse engineering the Kazaa application.

Continue reading this

If you have missed downlaoding this fine modified p2p file share software, don't fear you can go to and search klite the last version was 2.4.3
Kazaa-lite was one of the best out there


I added a new link to my lists

Great movement against anti censorship on the web in Iran.


Dec 8, 2003

Queen's text message alerted England to royal party

AFP -England's World Cup winning squad knew they were in for a royal reception on their return home because of Queen Elizabeth II's new-found passion for sending text messages on her mobile phone.

Motorist Registers During Traffic Stop

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. - In less time than it took a North Brunswick patrolman to write a ticket for an unregistered vehicle, the driver got his car registered online Thursday.
Officials in Khomeini's birthplace move to quell dwarf rumour

TEHRAN (AFP) - Officials in the central Iranian town of Khomein, where Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was born, have been forced to publicly quell a bizarre rumour apparently aimed at bringing down property prices.

Sorry Iranians get weird too
Bossier School Board upholds Advil expulsion

A student expelled from Parkway High for a year for having Advil, an over-the-counter pain reliever, will not be allowed to return to the school...

Americans get weirder every day

Also read these

Cop Impersonator Pulls Over State Trooper

Pa. Woman Cited for Honking Car Horn

Woman Gets 10 Years for McDonald's Mayo Spat

Plastic Christmas Tree Shakes Texas Politics
Google News Media Attention

The map shows what countries Google News is paying the most attention to today. Countries in deep red are experiencing the most attention.
Anti bush flash animation

A strong American, anti Bush Flash Animation from Dennis Kucinich.

Watch it
'Miserable failure' links to Bush

BBC:Web users entering the words "miserable failure" into the popular search engine are directed to the biography of the president on the White House website.
The trick is possible because Google searches more than just the contents of web pages - it also counts how often a site is linked to, and with what words.
Thus, members of an online community can affect the results of Google searches - called "Google bombing" - by linking their sites to a chosen one.
Weblogger Adam Mathes is credited with inventing the practice in 2001, when he used it to link the phrase "talentless hack" to a friend's website.

Google bombs can be more affective then atomic bombs lol.

Dec 7, 2003 has released an online tool that will check your PC for compatibility and rate your systems performance for many games. Windows XP Game Advisor.

Bad luck

Yesterday I went to Superstore (Supermarket) and tried to get a haircut appointment, then I decided to adjust my glasses, so I gave the employee my glasses to adjust, after 2 seconds later she comes back and says to me, the weirdest thing happened to her. I said what? , she said one of my lenses got broken.
I didn't shout, or burst in anger, I said what should I do now? She said they have to fix it for two weeks!! I had to go to school during those two weeks. My glasses were coded, made out of light glass also anti glare and they are transition. I got pissed, so the only choice was to use contacts for the first time of my life, off course temporarily. I hate contacts, at first their hard to wear, then it got easy. I hope you guys all had your glasses or your eyes intact without breaking anything.
I hope my glasses get fixed soon; I have to check on Monday. Sunday's the shops are closed, Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada which closes down their shops.

Dec 5, 2003


I own these two games

Awsome games
Need4Speed Underground

All of N4SU

Call of Duty

All of COD

You should get them or at least see them! Their awsome and great games.
United Nations May Clone Vote

WIRED:The United Nations may vote next week -- again -- on a treaty to ban all human cloning, including the process that researchers hope could lead to cures for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. By Kristen Philipkoski.
Stem-Cell Refugee Phones Home

WIRED:Two and a half years ago, President Bush restricted federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. So Roger Pedersen, one of the top U.S. scientists in the field, packed his bags for the United Kingdom. By Wendy Goldman Rohm from Wired magazine.
Jorn Barger Has Left the Building

Jorn Barger has been found alive and well. Again.

WIRED:Barger, the erudite blogging pioneer known for his influential Robotwisdom weblog, has disappeared repeatedly over the years, each time prompting friends, family and fans to wonder what's happened to him.

Space Invaders advance on the US

BBC:Swarms of alien invaders are set to take the US by storm, almost 25 years after they first pounced.
The extra terrestrials that live as computer code in the classic Space Invaders game are receiving a new lease of life.
The Japanese game machine maker Taito is planning to start re-selling arcade console machines in the US.
"There has been a rebirth of classic videogames in America," said Taito spokesman Kengo Naka.

"We thought it would coincide nicely with the 25th anniversary of its debut in the US."
UN Summit to Focus on Internet

Washington Post - Leaders from almost 200 countries will convene next week in Geneva to discuss whether an international body such as the United Nations should be in charge of running the Internet, which would be a dramatic departure from the current ...
Drink and your brain shrinks: Study

BALTIMORE, MD. - Moderate drinking may not be helpful to middle-aged brains, a new study suggests.
Earlier studies concluded a drink or two may be good for the heart and reduce the risk of stroke in those aged 65 or older.

Internet royalty case lands in Supreme Court

CBC News - OTTAWA - A landmark copyright case opened Wednesday in the Supreme Court of Canada. At the core of the case is the well-known practice of international royalty payments.

Dec 4, 2003

The Bird Was Perfect But Not For Dinner
In Iraq Picture, Bush Is Holding the Centerpiece

President Bush's Baghdad turkey was for looking, not for eating.

In the most widely published image from his Thanksgiving day trip to Baghdad, the beaming president is wearing an Army workout jacket and surrounded by soldiers as he cradles a huge platter laden with a golden-brown turkey...

BlogShares - Closed Down

It closed down!!!
Breaking the Gigapixel Barrier

This page contains what I believe to be one of the highest resolution, most detailed stitched digital images ever created. LINK

I'm here

Nov 30, 2003

Hacking Billy Mouth Bass in Linux

They say:This project uses the power of Linux to add brains to the Big Mouth Billy Bass. The goal is to use any Linux device--desktop or embedded--to make the Big Mouth Billy Bass say or act any way you want! That's right, we want to convert Big Mouth Billy to the least expensive peripheral you'll ever buy.

Nov 29, 2003


Print to PDF without using Adobe Acrobat
ROGER: You always try to put your best foot forward, so why do you still email résumés and letters as .doc or, worse, .txt files? There's a better way: the PDF file. PDF, an Adobe creation, lets you format the look and shape of your document and include graphics and scalable fonts. As long as the people opening your file have a PDF reader, they'll see the exact file you sent.
Download Go2PDF now

Related: Print to SWF

DAN: Photoshop may set the standard when it comes to editing and manipulating images, but its $600 price tag has been known to scare off more than one potential graphics designer. Today Roger demonstrates a great free alternative, the GIMP. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and it has many of the features Photoshop users have become accustomed to: the ability to create layers, add filters, feather, add text, and animate. You'll also recognize the familiar floating palette that gives you easy access to a standard set of graphics tools.

Download the GIMP for Windows here
Our thought on Hoder going to The Parliament

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Woman Knocked Unconscious By Wal-Mart Shoppers

ORANGE CITY, FLA-Authorities said that Patricia Van Lester arrived at Wal-Mart at 3 a.m. for an early sale on a DVD player for her mother. When the store's doors opened at 6 a.m., Van Lester grabbed the DVD player but was quickly overcome by hundreds of shoppers rushing into the store.
The woman was knocked to the ground, slammed her head on the ground and suffered at least one seizure, according to Local 6 News. Her sister watched the incident and tried to stop the crowd as they made their way to the merchandise.
Blogger receives $1000 camera from secret 'admirer'

He says: I am speechless
An anonymous MetaFilter member sent me an early holiday gift from my wishlist that I have been wanting for quite a while now: a digital SLR camera. I was shocked and surprised that someone would send something so expensive and I'm ecstatic that I've got an amazing 6 megapixel camera now. I don't know who or how to thank them but I am forever grateful for this gift.
Blood could generate body repair kit

NewScientist- A small company in London, UK, claims to have developed a technique that overturns scientific dogma and could revolutionise medicine. It says it can turn ordinary blood into cells capable of regenerating damaged or diseased tissues. This could transform the treatment of everything from heart disease to Parkinson's.
Englishman Discovers He's a Canadian Native Chief

Reuters - A 59-year-old retired builder from Yorkshire, northern England, was shocked to discover he is in fact a tribal chief with a claim to thousands of acres of land in Canada, British newspapers reported on Friday.

Nov 26, 2003

Vote for Hoder!
Jeff Jarvis:" Hossein Derakhshan, the Iranian weblog pioneer, has decided to run for the Iranian parliament!
See also the post below on the at-home primary. I suspect that weblogs give a person a small scent of power and can change their lives.
Hoder: Put up a tip jar for your campaign. I suspect there are no campaign spending limits in Iran, are there?"


Jon Lech Johansen's blog the guy who cracked Itunes for Windows users.
At first introducing it then getting angy emails.

Related: Windows iTunes copy-protection cracked

New Program Skirts iTunes Protection

Game console sales start to slip

BBC- Sales of game consoles are starting to slow down report market analysts. Sales of game consoles such as the Playstation 2, Xbox and GameCube are starting to slow down.
Star journalist embraces the hijab
BBC-An anchorwoman who appeared on an Arab satellite channel in a salmon-coloured Islamic veil has prompted a flood of calls to the station's switchboard.
Intel's new process preserves Moore's Law
New Scientist - Intel, the world's biggest maker of computer chips, has achieved an average feature size of just 65 nanometres for its next generation chip. The memory cells produced are half the size of the most advanced manufacturing technology in use today.
SUSE Targets US Markets With Service Pack - Linux distributor SUSE Linux said it is addressing major market shifts in hardware and storage with a free update to its recently released Enterprise software.
At the Movies With SBC Yahoo! - As the broadband connections become the norm and wide-screen computer monitors double as TVs, SBC Yahoo! is promoting a movie download service from Movielink.
Windows iTunes copy-protection cracked

MacworldUK-Apple's success in the nascent digital music market has justified its service as a potential target for crackers and hackers.

New software called QTFairUse appeared online last week. The software is capable of evading the anticopying technology that protects tracks sold through Apple's service – but only on Windows.

QTFairUse has been developed by Jon Johansen, a cracker that made a name for himself for figuring a way to break the copy-protection technology found on DVDs.
Iran censured for nuclear program coverup

CBC News - VIENNA - Washington has been forced to settle for an indirect threat of UN Security Council action against Iran for the country's coverup of its nuclear program.
TechTV's Top 20 Gifts
Techtv:This holiday season, Leo Laporte and Jessica Corbin count down TechTV's top 20 gotta-have gifts of the year. TechTV Labs reviewed hundreds of products this year and picked the 20 best of the best.

Nov 24, 2003

The Sims? 2 is the first entirely-new generation of The Sims, the ground-breaking game that allowed players to create and control people.
The Sims 2 challenges you to direct the journey of your Sims' lives as they grow from infancy through childhood, teenage life and adulthood.
Go to the official website
Feel Free to Jack Into My IPod his regular evening walk, software executive Steve Crandall often nods a polite greeting to other iPod users he passes: He easily spots the distinctive white earbuds threaded from pocket to ears.

But while quietly enjoying some chamber music one evening in August, Crandall's polite nodding protocol was rudely shattered.
Crandall was boldly approached by another iPod user, a 30ish woman bopping enthusiastically to some high-energy tune.
"She walked right up to me and got within my comfort field," Crandall stammered. "I was taken aback. She pulled out the earbuds on her iPod and indicated the jack with her eyes." Warily unplugging his own earbuds, Crandall gingerly plugged them into the woman's iPod, and was greeted by a rush of techno...

This is an awsome article on how people with iPods do.
German 'cannibal' tells of regret

BBC:A German accused of killing and eating a man he met on a website for cannibals has expressed regret for his actions. There are
800 German cannibals.

The government of Germany has to do something about this! or the numbers would go higher. I hope it doesn't.
GloFish? Fluorescent Fish

There is a fish like that!
GloFish? fluorescent fish will be on sale at a pet shop near you beginning January 5, 2004.

Where do fluorescent zebra fish come from?

Fluorescent zebra fish were specially bred to help detect environmental pollutants. By adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists are able to quickly and easily determine when our waterways are contaminated. The first step in developing these pollution detecting fish was to create fish that would be fluorescent all the time. It was only recently that scientists realized the public's interest in sharing the benefits of this research. We call this the GloFish? fluorescent fish.
Link xylophonist prodigy video
Jed sez, "Video clip of Mo Kin, a 3-year-old North Korean girl, playing a complicated xylophone tune. (Until the voiceover narration made a big deal about how perfect her facial expression was, I thought she looked like she was having a great time; later, I wasn't so sure.)" Link
Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden

Sunday mirror:THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace.

Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H landing markings for the Bush visit.
"The lawns are used for royal garden parties and are beautifully kept. But 30,000 visitors did not do as much damage as the Americans did in three days...

Ipods dirty secret

BB:iPod's Dirty Secret is a three-minute movie made by an iPod owner to protest the fact that Apple won't replace his 18-month-old iPod's dead battery. He's engaged in a one-man guerrilla anti-advertising campaign to stencil a warning over Apple's street posters promoting iPod. 6.9MB Quicktime Link

Nov 23, 2003

Trackback for bloggers

Some easy to use trackbacks for blogger users
1.No-Host Trackback
I just found out that these too all full and no more accounts are going to be created until further notice.

About trackbacks

If you know more please tell us!
HP and it's lack of service!

I hate HP from now on, I asked for my recovery disks in the last days of October! now it's getting to
December, I called them and they said the receiving date has been postponed. SO I have to wait this week If I get them or not. If I get it I will Blog more like before, if I don't then I have to Blog from another computer that is not mine and I don't have much control on it.

Sassan reloaded coming soon!
Half life 2

Changed the release date to April 2004

By Suneel Ratan, Special to Yahoo! Games

Half-Life upon its release in 1998 became one of those games that truly defines genres and raises our sights as to how video games can transcend mindlessness and begin to border on art. Based on the little we have seen thus far of the forthcoming Half-Life 2, we're looking forward to another game that further pushes at that frontier of the kinds of entertainment that computers can make possible...

PC Magazine article predicting the demise of blogging

PCMAG:Blogs, or Web logs, are all the rage in some quarters. We're told that blogs will evolve into a unique source of information and are sure to become the future of journalism. Well, hardly. Two things are happening to prevent such a future: The first is wholesale abandonment of blog sites, and the second is the casual co-opting of the blog universe by Big Media.
Man Arrested Over 'Spam Rage'

Wired:SAN FRANCISCO -- Call it spam rage -- a Silicon Valley computer programmer has been arrested for threatening to torture and kill employees of the company he blames for bombarding his computer with Web ads promising to enlarge his penis. In one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the state that made "road rage" famous, Charles Booker, 44, was arrested on Thursday and released on a $75,000 bond for making repeated threats to staff of an unnamed Canadian company between May and July, the U.S. Attorney's office for Northern California said on Friday.

Nov 21, 2003

The moment JFK was shot| Slideshow

Eyewitnesses tell of the shots ringing out in Dallas. Watch
Blair lined up for Simpsons debut

BBC:UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will make his debut in US animated comedy The Simpsons on Sunday.
Mr Blair, who is said to be a big fan of the show, recorded his dialogue in April for an episode in which Homer Simpson meets him in London. Actor Sir Ian McKellen and Harry Potter author JK Rowling appear alongside in the show, called The Regina Monologues...The episode reportedly sees Homer crash a Mini Cooper through the gates of Buckingham Palace...

I haven't seen this episode yet.

Jackson Booked in Child Molestation Case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Trailed by a phalanx of TV cameras, a handcuffed Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation Thursday after arriving by private jet to face charges that could finish off his already declining career and send him to prison for years.

Image from Smoking click here to go to the page.

BBC:Holiday - 50 Places,
In April 2002 we asked you to tell us about the places you think that everyone should see in their lifetime. This is how you voted...
What to do if your internet connection goes down?

The toque: Every year we grow more and more dependent on the Internet. But would you know what to do if your connection suddenly went down?

No one knows when the Internet will fail. It could happen at any time, leaving you bereft of your e-mail, your sports scores, and your Blogs. Therefore, it's important that you and your family have a contingency plan for just such an emergency. If your connection to Cyberspace were to ever get severed, you should at least be prepared. We have included a few key points that should assist you if that were to happen.

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Canadian government on the benifits of RSS in an Governmental news website.

Nov 20, 2003

Canada revives UN measure rapping rights in Iran

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Canada said on Tuesday it introduced a draft U.N. resolution accusing Iran of human rights abuses, including suppression of free speech, torture and discrimination against women and religious minorities.

November 12, 2003
Seattle, WA, U.S.A. – Jones Soda Co. (the “Company” or “Jones Soda”), announces today that it will introduce a new seasonal flavor in its popular Jones Soda line – Turkey & Gravy flavored beverage.
A review:
Holy cow, when I bought this soda I was thinking, "This will taste like crap, I'm sure." Then I opened the top and smelled it and it smelled pretty bad. I started to drink it and I thought it tasted like a bunch of dried horses. Then I was vomitting all over the place and my mom was like, "Holy crap, did you just eat poison?" Then I said, "Hell no, this is some turkey soda. It's really good." Link

-Reek Stankleberry

A meat flavoured soda!

Nov 19, 2003

Ie 6.5 beta

Downlaod it now and check it out!

I have put a link of IE 6.5 in my Link dump but it was offline back then, now you can download it and check it out!

Link (includes-Downloads and screen shots)
Exposing the fake
Examine the evidence that unmasked Piltdown Man.

This was in our History text book as a fake. Link
Whale species is new to science

BBC: A previously unidentified species of whale has been recorded by researchers.
The creature is a close cousin of the blue whale and has been given the formal scientific name Balaenoptera omurai, reports the journal Nature.
Its Japanese discoverers say the 12-metre-long animal's DNA and anatomical features mark it apart from other whales that use combs to trap food.
Commentators believe the new finding may complicate the debate over whether commercial whaling should be resumed.
It was likely to delay any return to the regular harpooning of certain whale species, they told the BBC.

How Not to Get Fired Because of Your Blog
by Blogger Support

Do you blog at work? Do you check your referrer logs and surf the blogosphere all day from your office? Do you think it might be funny to mock your co-workers publicly, or that it could be a good idea to post photos of sensitive corporate information on your blog? If only Blogger Support could have reached this unfortunate Blogger sooner. Folks, this doesn't have to happen to you. Continue
President Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall Palace in London G.W.BUSH speech in London today.

Broadband could be a ?22bn boost

BBC: Increased use of broadband internet connections could boost the UK economy by ?22bn, according to a new report. The study estimates that by 2015 broadband should have boosted Britain's productivity by 2.5%.

A news bot that collects pictures of the news around the net without words. link And here is MSN's newsbot after Google. Show's Jon Stewart boning up on Canadiana

TORONTO — Give Jon Stewart credit.
He's boning up on his Canadiana now that CTV has picked up his nightly news parody The Daily Show. When the American comedy import hit the CTV airwaves earlier this month -- until then it was seen only on the Comedy Network - Stewart had a few Canuck jokes to offer. But he agreed to sit down and be interviewed by Ben Mulroney for ETalk Daily, to air next Monday and Tuesday.

Disney's Toil and Success
Motley Fool- While it is our business here on, every once in a while we have to take time out from the stock market's frenetic pace and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Today, on Mickey Mouse's 75th birthday, I am doing just that ...

Nov 18, 2003

iranFilter (Beta)

Finally our own English cummunity blog, in Englsih. Here check it out!

Nov 17, 2003

Bush shrugs off UK Iraq protests
BBC: US President George W Bush has said protests planned during his visit to the UK this week do not worry him.
Hoder is thinking of flashmobbing the Iranian ISP's that blocked other people's sites plus his?
What good is a flash mob when you know who started it all?

Hoder:(Summary in English)Please provide the names of major ISPs that have still not unblocked my weblog and other some other popular websites. I'm thinking of flash-mobbing them. got their database currupt?

Metafilter: Blogrolls around the globe now all point to Laura's blog. Laura doesn't sound like your stereotypical evil hacker to me, but something sure went wrong at Anyone know what? Laura's blog seems to have gone down what with all the hits it must be getting, but you can still read Google's cache of it.

Nov 16, 2003

Slate: Did Bush mean a word of his speech about democracy?

America's proper role in promoting democracy and freedom in the world was a big issue in the 2000 presidential election. One of the candidates was a Wilsonian idealist, arguing that the prestige and even the military strength of the United States should be used to remake other governments in our image. The other candidate was contemptuous of this woolly-minded notion, saying American blood and treasure should be spent only in humanitarian emergencies or to protect our own narrowly defined self-interest.

BLOGGER: What to Do When Your Mom Discovers Your Blog ?

What to Do When Your Mom Discovers Your Blog
By Blogger Support
"With the raw materials in my blog, [my mom] could actually construct an accurate picture of who I am. This is f***ing serious." –The Onion
Canada's Chretien Confesses Italian Rooftop Prank

TORONTO (Reuters) - And now we know what at least one of the world's leaders has done when his guards aren't looking. Feeling shackled by the Canadian Mounties and Italian carabinieri who were protecting him ahead of a 2001 G8 summit in northern Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his grandson scampered across rooftops to get free. "My grandson said, 'Grandpapa, let's escape.' So we managed to escape ... and it was quite a thrill. You know, we jumped from one roof to the other roof to a third roof," Chretien said with a boyish chuckle in remarks broadcast on CBC radio on Thursday.

Related: Chretien Bye bye
Hanging Corpse Admired as Sculpture on Campus!!!

BUDAPEST (Reuters-The body hung for a whole day in a garden building that had been re-opened for repairs before onlookers realized what it was and called the police, local media said.

Nov 15, 2003


Pedram at has writen about this music video Aisha made by a group called Outlandish
Pedram writes: ZaneIrani (Iranian Woman) one of my favorite (and regularly read) weblogs offers a link to this video sweet so beautiful ... nobody knows how she feels...

I found a post on an Islamic forum I found while I was Yahooing-Googling check out the reaction!

Click here for the lyrics

Update: Thanks for Mamad for correcting me, also go to and look for outlandish.
Big bird's peace bid
Arab and Jewish Muppets star in Middle East's Sesame Street
A series based on the TV show Sesame Street has gone on air across the Middle East, with the hope of encouraging peace and mutual acceptance amongst the region's children.
Baghdad Blogger

Salam pax has published his documentry watch it
BBC: Salam pax
Guardian: Salam pax is making a documentry ,about the documentry.
Salam Pax weblog

Nov 14, 2003

A Flash movie on how Legos blocks are created

wow, lego is some is some weird company! watch the flash animation.
Man I'm going to miss Jean Chrétien!


Martin promises government of change and renewal

Paul Martin, elected Friday night as the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will soon take over as Canada's 21st prime minister.

Bush will welcome Martin as PM |

Related: PMs' website | Paul Martins' website