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
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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

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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

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