Dec 31, 2005

Happy New Year "2006"

Happy New Year, hopefully 2006 won't be as bad as the last one. Check out some photos from BBC readers around the world. Link

Somethings that Women can't do in public

Funny commercial ;) Check it out on google video

100 things we didn't know this time last year

Good read :) (BTW HAPPY NEW YEAR)

BBC: Each week the Magazine picks out snippets from the news, and compiles them into 10 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Week. Here's an end of year almanac.

Dec 24, 2005

Happy Yalda Night

شب يلدا هم كه گذشت مبارك روي اين كليك كنيد ;) link

Christmas shopping in Tehran

Take a look at Christmas shopping in Tehran-Iran, Happy Holidays everyone.
BBCPersian

Dec 20, 2005

TIME Person of the Year 2005

People Who Mattered

link

An hour long video about Iran

This video is about four American's visiting Iran. Google Video

Dec 19, 2005

MAN DATES GAL ON INTERNET FOR SIX MONTHS...

MARSEILLES, France -- Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach -- and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!

Wow that's messed up...

Dec 18, 2005

Caricature

Hey, how does free elections look like?...

Link

Best photos of 2005

Time Magazines best images of 2005

Reuters best images of 2005

Testing 1,2,3

I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK

I will be blogging like crazy, I've been busy lately with school and stuff and I will be busy for a bit again but I promiss I will blog once again with random links and I might add little bit about what I see in the real world and politics and internet.

But right now I'm craving Doogh and Chelo Kabab ;) (Hint: Their Persian)

Also


Ricky Gervais Show: Listen to his show now! and carefull you will be luaghing and giggling in an awckward way.

And watch Dane Cook Cuz my Computer crashed when I was watching this and then I had to reformat my whole computer. (VIDEO)

Nov 30, 2005

Iran's war on weblogs - the new voice of dissidents

Telegraph.uk: Iran is fighting a constant battle against dissenters who are using the internet to voice criticism of the Islamic Republic and to push for freedom and democracy.

Nov 22, 2005

Basketball in the 'axis of evil'

BBC: Insults bounce back and forth between Iran and the United States on an almost daily basis but on the basketball court it is a different story.

Intresting :)

Nov 17, 2005

See Google Requests Around the World

A neat visual depiction of requests submitted globally to Google around the world on August 14, 2003. link

via digg

Nov 15, 2005

US used white phosphorus in Iraq

BBC: The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops used white phosphorus during last year's offensive in the northern Iraqi city of Falluja.

Amazing isn't it?

Nov 9, 2005

Who Should We Attack

An Australian tv channel (CNNN) asks random U.S. citizens in streets on who to attack next. This news parody is like the Canadian This hour has 22 minutes.

link

Nov 5, 2005

Eight-year-old physics genius enters university

TheKH:Song Yoo-geun, 8, wants to build flying cars, defying Newton's law of gravity, and the physics genius which has made him Korea's youngest university student may very well drive him to that dream.

Nov 4, 2005

The Military Applications of Silly String

link

Google Print is now BETA

Check it out, you might find the right books for you, print.google.com. Here is what my name means ;)

Nov 2, 2005

SMS in Iran

hehe ;) link

An Iranian women during Ramadhan hollding a qur'an while she is txt messaging someone

Oct 28, 2005

Two movies that look good

Paradise Now and Everything is Illuminated, iI haven't seen them but when I watch them I will talk about them ;) for now watch the trailers.

Office 12 Screenshots plus Torrents

Check it out ;) link

Oct 25, 2005

It's coming...


It says it will just rain and a lot of wind... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH no more rain!

Oct 24, 2005

15 mb Hard Drive!!!

OMG IM GOING TO BUY THIS WHEN I GET THE MONEY ... something I would say back in 1980's probably lol

but look at the price on that 2495$'s! link

Mouse WebCam

cool stuff link

Oct 22, 2005

Why Americans Should Never Be Allowed To Travel

The following are actual stories provided by travel agents hehe link

Oct 21, 2005

Gmail Gone Public

Here u go ppl ;) link

Oct 20, 2005

One of the coolest optical illusions

It's amazing how our brains work :) link

Oct 19, 2005

Gmail name change in UK?

Google statements over here

is your hearing okay?

Test it over here link

Google File Search 1.0 Final

Ghacks: We are proud to announce that our Google File Search tool has reached final status. We decided to provide two versions, one with installer and one that you simply unpack and run.

pretty good

Oct 18, 2005

Oct 15, 2005

Cameron Cartio... ROMA

Remember this? link

Guess what language this is in? Italian? Spanish?.... Greek?... Persian? WHAT IS IT? I know what it is,,, try to figure it out

Oct 14, 2005

The Hacker Manifesto

~beberg/: Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

Oct 12, 2005

Average age of newspaper readers: 55

Startribute: Newspaper readership is down. Fewer young people are picking them up, and the average age of a newspaper reader is now 55, according to a Carnegie Corporation study. Many papers have been losing circulation at alarming rates across all age groups.

Not surprising....

Google.org!

Google.org will include the work of the Google Foundation, some of Google’s own projects using Google talent, technology and other resources, as well as partnerships and contributions to for-profit and non-profit entities.

Oct 11, 2005

If Microsoft Never Existed...

Extremetech:The alarm clock goes off, buzzing insistently until I reach out a hand and groggily slap at the button to silence the sound. I roll out of bed, pause for a few minutes, then head for the shower...

Fire destroys 'Wallace and Gromit' warehouse

CNN: BRISTOL, England -- The company behind the new "Wallace and Gromit" film said Monday its "entire history" has been destroyed in a fire at a warehouse containing props and sets.



:(

Google Current

Google's daily video of the top clicked news, it is around 3 minutes long and it is brought to you by google and current tv...

Google Current

Oct 9, 2005

LIFE INSIDE A WATER BOTTLE

Extreme VR shot inside a water bottle, by photographer Thomas Mottl.
link
very cool

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Image Coloring

neat :), link

Vista / Longhorn: Install the Sidebar into Build 5219

Description -
The sidebar has been leaked and it works in build 5219. Here are the instructions how to download and install it.

Directions -
JCXP.net has leaked the sidebar. Here's how to download and install it: ....

link

also check Windows Vista Build 5231 and Windows Media Player 11 Leaks!

Google Reader

A nice RSS web reader by google link

Oct 7, 2005

Press Releases God told me to invade Iraq, Bush tells Palestinian ministers

POBBC: President George W Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq - and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals.

Oh wow!

Gervais writing Simpsons episode

BBC: The Office's Ricky Gervais is writing an episode of hit US cartoon The Simpsons, following an invitation from its creator Matt Groening.


Story is from December 23 of 2004

YAY! He's one of the best comedians out there, latest project from him is called Extras.

Oct 3, 2005

Maybach Exelero

Expensive car but nice :) made by the same company as Benz link

Pac-Man

Play this flash pac man link

Google-Fight

Pick a fight :) and see who wins link

The Simulator

nice :) it's like a game link

The Suitcase Go Kart

kool! but does it work? link

Female Soldiers from around the world

From the IranDefence.net site :) kool link

all of them look kool untill you get to Iran :(

Oct 1, 2005

The zBox Supercomputer at the Institute for Theoretical Physics

University of Zurich's super computer WOW link

Sep 30, 2005

PSP iTunes?

link

Goowy email

Neat email serviece done in Flash link

In pictures: Visions of Science

Here are one of the greatest science photos of this year. link

Nice MOd!

Xbox, PS2, Gamecube All-in-One = Ultimate Gaming Mod

Computer users move themselves with the mind

nature.com: Computer scientists have created a hat that can read your thoughts. It allows you to stroll down a virtual street. All you have to do is think about walking.

Now that is revelutionary not this nintendo controller!

Do u want to be awake?

What keeps you awake?

Tech Manifesto: There are many high caffeinated energy drinks on the market. Which ones work the best? In this article, Tech Manifesto will show you all the caffeine levels and ingredients in these products resulting in all night gaming experience.

From that list I'e tried: Red Bull, Bawls, Mountain Dew, Starbucks Brewed Coffee ... Do not try 6 BAWLS in one day... as ur hands and feet will shake and u will crash to a sleep. (happened to me)

PONG 3D

Sooo cool, check out those white LED's! link

SP3 soon?

ZDNET: Microsoft has revealed plans to release a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system.
"There will be a Service Pack 3 for Windows XP," Bernard Ourghanlian, technical and security director at Microsoft France, confirmed, revealing that Microsoft's OS is set for another major update.

P2P Future Darkens as eDonkey Closes

BetaNews: eDonkey has become the latest victim of the recording industry's wrath following the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. In testimony at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing on the future of P2P Wednesday, MetaMachine president Sam Yagan said his company was throwing in the towel.

:(

Sep 29, 2005

SAMSUNG MOBILE SGH-Z107

All right... Screw the phone! Take a look at the design of the site!!! It's unbelievable, whoever made it had some great imaginations.

Link

Sep 26, 2005

[GUIDE]: Making your windows folder smaller!

here is a nice guide made by Neowin forums :) which helps you ge rid of a lot of useless files... in you /WINDOWS directory link

Opera Vs FF

link

Smallware

Here are some smallware check them out link

Keyboard Shortcuts

For firefox link

IRAN 2000-2003

Azadi (Freedom)
published in German & International Magazines

Sep 22, 2005

Prank call (Persian Guy)

Listen to this Persian Guy prank calling some Indian restaurant in English... link

Passengers saw landing drama unfold on TV

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The airliner circled Southern California for hours, crippled by a faulty landing gear, while inside its cabin 140 passengers watched their own life-and-death drama unfolding on live television.

also watch the video ;)

Sep 21, 2005

Sep 20, 2005

'Allah' ice-creams banned

By STEVE KENNEDY

SUN: ICE creams are being withdrawn from Burger King — because a design on the lid looks like the word Allah.

Sep 18, 2005

McArabia


Tasty ;) I had two of these in Dubai (both chicken, didn't taste the meat)


Official Site

Little Bird


I don't know what this bird is called... but it fell from it's nest on the edge of a tall building. It was looking up towards it's mom, too scared to move. The bird is on top of the roof top of a SUV in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Mountain Dew in Arabic



This is Mountain Dew in Middle East ;)

Huge Gummy Bear

13 pounds of gummy bears, sorted out, melted, and layered into an empty tub of animal crackers. A day and a half of work link

Sep 17, 2005

Jwish Rapper

Watch this Rabbi Rap... neat link

Pentrix

So many cool tricks! I never knew, that you could do sooo many trix with your pen. link

Egg & Muffin Toaster??!

wow! it looks soo cool link

Moon Landing

Go to this Google Map recreaction of the moon landing on their site... now click the + sign to go all the way zoomed in (Do not move it left or right) now you can see the landing zone clearly on intrent ;) link

Google Face (Eeerie)

Check out this face that was found on Google Maps link

Sep 16, 2005

FolderMatch

-Duplicate File Finder
-Comparison Results Summary
-File Comparison & Results
-Folder Synchronization Method Choices
-Atomic Clock Sync

looks like a good damn software ;)

link

Klipfolio

This is a handy tool that has RSS Aggregator and tons of more nice plugins :) it works like a widget... try it out link

JDistro

A distro on java, kool

Jdistro

Sep 15, 2005

OMFG!!!

It's Sergey Brin's in a DRESS!!!!... (Segey is the founder of google)

1.First Google Homepge (It looks like Crap)
2.Sergey's site
3.Sergey's old photos
4.Sergey in a dress (jpg)

Sep 11, 2005

Had a bad day lately?

Look what happens here >>> link

Plumber

Watch the short animated movie called Plumber :) link

Purse Snatcher hehe

Look what happens to this guy... when he tries to steal a purse from this girl.

HAHAHAH link

Downtown Manhatan after 9/11

Link (JPEG)

iFLEA ;)

OMG this was funny... here is the link

Sep 10, 2005

Dogpile

Dogpile.com uses all the other search engiens to find it's results ;)

link

What an accident!!

Link

Think about the BAC of the animals!!!

iPOD Nano

Check these photos of the ipod nano! it's thin.. link

Fbombing Chenny

Link (WMV)

thnx for MOE for sending me this :)

Cameron Cartio - Roma








Cameron's Official Site ;)

Hope you guys enjoy the song

Disco!

Title: disco in tha elevata - Kategorie: Flash Movies / born to be aliva

Link

Electronic Intifada

A site against the Israeli occupation, it’s a very interesting site (

Link

Bluetooth...

Bluetooth Router

IS THIS FOR REAL???!!!@

Another use

Best use for CD’s? Hehe you decide

Link

Via: weblog.iprodev.net

Ahhh..

See the damage of Nuclear weapons: (

Link (WMV)

Sep 8, 2005

Whoa!!

Mystery of German exploding toads

Toads in an area of northern Germany are being killed off by a mysterious disease - they are exploding. link

Dll stuff ;)

 DLL Archive

Everyone has uninstalled programs at one point or another, just to be presented with that wonderful dialog asking whether or not we want to delete some 'shared' Windows resource... Do we? Does something else use that DLL file it's asking about? Help!!! That's where AnalogX DLL Archive comes in - it searches through all the files on your system and lets you know if any of them contain references to the DLL's in question!

Shortcuts!!

TinyApps.Org, a guide to very small software for your PC

Shortcuts!!

Windows Key Shortcuts ;)

Gtalk

Google Talk Tweaks

Ranish

Ranish Partition Manager is a powerful hard disk partitioning tool.It gives users high level of control for running multiple operating systems,such as Linux, Windows 98/XP, FreeDOS, and FreeBSD on a single disk.
link

Sep 7, 2005

Don't Click It

Can you resist clicking? I can’t (

Dontclickit.com

Windows Mix

I thought this was neat, link

Sep 5, 2005

Ready set GO!!

Hello everyone!!! I’m back from my trip and I will get blogging ASAP I promises, I’ve just been busy lately with this thing called LIFE ;) but I’m not dead.

Aug 20, 2005

Creat your own magazine cover

Here is the link

Xbox 360 brochures leaked

Xbox360news.com has them ;) take a look... link

Feedster top 500

Jul 18, 2005

New Harry Potter scanned and OCRed by e-book pirates

New Harry Potter scanned and OCRed by e-book pirates...

This is the first time I hear a lot of excitement over pirating a book, there is also an audio version of the book available by the pirates.

Jul 14, 2005

40 Things That Only Happen In Movies

Great nostalgia ;) link

BBC edits out the word terrorist

TELEGRAPH: The BBC has re-edited some of its coverage of the London Underground and bus bombings to avoid labelling the perpetrators as "terrorists", it was disclosed yesterday.

intresting ;)

In pictures: Zoroastrians in Iran

These pictures were really intresting! check them as you might be intrested in them too.

BBC

Jul 11, 2005

Young Iranians climb...

Some young Iranian climbed the AZADI monument in Tehran... and they got arrested ;)

This is what happens when ppl have lots of time in Iran.

link

Jul 10, 2005

Hi...

Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I'm on a vacation which I can't access a PC a lot... For now I'm going to blog lite ;) I will talk about it later.


Sassan

Jun 29, 2005

Google Earth – Explore, Search and Discover

Check the Earth in TOTAL 3D... for free

Description:

- Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.
- Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
- Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
- Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

Google Earth

Download Squad

a new blog added to the family of weblogs INC. yay!

Download Squad

Google Video Viewer

Niice!, all I have to do now is to find a place to test this ;)

Download

Jun 21, 2005

'Teleporting' over the internet

BBC: Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to "teleport" a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet.

Professors Todd Mowry and Seth Goldstein of Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania think that, within a human generation, we might be able to replicate three-dimensional objects out of a mass of material made up of small synthetic "atoms".

Star Trek pledge of allegiance gets kid suspended

Boingboing: A young Star Trek fan was suspended from school for reciting his own version of the Pledge of Allegiance, in which he pledged to the United Federation of Planets. His mom has posted the hilarious story:

"So, anyway. What did he do?" I picked at the hem of my sweatshirt, looked just to the right of her face. I couldn't meet her eyes. I felt nervous. I felt underdressed. I wondered where 8 was.

MTV Paying 160 Million for a 'Virtual Pets' Site

TECHY.TXTAMERICA:The MTV Networks unit of Viacom Inc. said yesterday that it had bought the closely held Neopets Inc. for $160 million, adding the youth-oriented Web site to a children's programming lineup that includes SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats.

Data Center Pictures ;)

these are good link

Bloggin Lite

I'm getting ready for my vecation... but I will be blogging about it here ;) BACK TO THE MOTHER LAND

Jun 17, 2005

Voodoo 2 12mb SLI running Doom 3

*** Athlon XP 2070mhz (11.5x180)
*** 256MB RAM
*** Voodoo 2 12MB SLI
*** Windows 98SE
*** FastVoodoo 2 4.5 beta2 MM
*** MesaFX 6201
*** OglX 0.2

Check out the screenshots

mp3act

What is mp3act?

The mp3act digital music system is designed to be a central location for your digital music collection and a means to easily organize and listen to your digital media through your stereo, over a local network, or anywhere in the world. No more shuffling through hundreds of compact discs to find that one song you want to hear. mp3act contains a ton of great features that allow you to listen to your music anywhere at anytime. link

;)

Jun 16, 2005

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. link

Good read

Part Male, Part Female, Fully Mysterious

WashingtonPost: Dual-Sex Crab Found in Bay Could Yield Clues to Species' Genetics and Mating Habits. Via BB

Jun 15, 2005

Interactive Multi-Lingual Demo

It's allways funny to make a computer swear ;)

link

Tony Montana with special effects ;)

People in the News: Sean Penn goes to Iran -- and listens

pi:Sean Penn is talking straight in Iran.

After hearing "Death to America" chants at Tehran University, he told Tehran's Film Museum's audience that such chants hurt prospects of dialogue with the U.S. Well, duh, but who else is saying it, especially who else with Penn's street cred?

Pictures

Iran is going to ban video games?

This is a letter that is from Iranian ministry of goods and trade that they are giving to Video Game and Software retailers, it says that they should stop selling these games due to it not being very good on the Iranian society, if they did not stop selling them they should face the concequences.

The list now has 35 games on it.

Some of the members are saying "why isn't Playboy the mansion or The Flirts game is not in the list."

Another member says "WTF why is Nfu2 is in the list... another member answers him because of the loadtimes probably, cuz it has the women in it."

Via Persiantools

Here are the games on the list:
Quake III
PainKiller
Doom
Diablo
Condition Zero
Counter Strike
Dungeon Siege
Mortal Combat
Fight Club
King Arthur
KoWUNG2
Tigerwoods PGA Tours 2005
Terminator3
Athens 2004
Ace Combat5
Smack Down
Bloody Rayne2
Metal Gear Solid
Bad Boys
Grand Theft Auto
Ghost Recon2
Golden Eye
Miami
Golf2
Casino
Tekken
The urbz sims in the city
Vietcong
Show Down
Spy Fiction
Def Jam Fight
Need for speed Underground 2

Stickies for Windows



CraftyTV free Internet Tv Episodes

Streamed to your computer link

Jun 14, 2005

Derren Brown Arcade trick

How the hell did he do this!!!!!!!!!!!@!@!@????

Watch it

here is more of his tricks

Done school!

yes!!! no more school

Jun 13, 2005

Hossein Derakhshan

He's going to back Iran despite the risks... link

Jun 11, 2005

UFO Updates

Google Sightseeing: Thanks to everyone who commented on the original UFO find, although we’re still not sure what they are, there’s been some interesting developments.

also read this one Alien Civilization

Jun 10, 2005

Nerds make better lovers

hehe ;) I TOLD YOU SO!

Ready for a real relationship? Ditch the
pretty boys and grab yourself a geek

By TRACEY LOMRANTZ


NYDAILYNEWS: Christina Aguilera recently traded in piercings for petticoats, apparently making the usual Marilyn Monroe morph. But there's more than meets the eye: Sure, she's blond, buxom and sweet-voiced now, but she's also emulating the classic bombshell in matters of the heart.

Jun 9, 2005

Chinese blogs face restrictions

BBC: The Chinese government has announced plans to police web forums, chat rooms and blogs alongside other websites.

:(

also read this part...

In May, many bloggers received e-mails telling them to register or face having their blogs declared illegal.

But one anonymous China-based blogger told Reporters Without Borders that when he phoned the MII to register he was told not to bother because "there was no chance of an independent blog getting permission to publish".

$80bn Google takes top media spot

BBC: Internet search phenomenon Google has overtaken a swathe of venerable rivals to become the world's biggest media company by stock market value.

jollix

Eine GNU/Linux Distribution basierend auf Gentoo Linux
A GNU/Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux

link

Unpredictable Contact, Wei Ming (3D)

Holy Crap this is done in 3d... nothing with CG... simply amazing link, for more amazing user created go here

Anti Crazy Frog...

Hehe... Kill the crazy frog ;)

link

HOW TO TICK PEOPLE OFF

Whoa!!! link

Easter Eggs!

Finally I found the site for easter eggs in Movies, Music, Tv, Computer (Software)

it's called EEGGS.com

Easter Eggs are hidden goodies that can be obtained by cracking a code or something... very hard to find.

link

Ogg Vorbis Players that support

link

The GodFather

mp3/ogg/mpc/ape/flac/aac/apl/wv/mp4/ofr/spx file manager. Official Site

Truly Canadian Dictionary

With Canadian Spelling off course... link

Image Analyzer 1.23

Description: Advanced image editing, enhancement and analysis software. The program contains both most image enhancement features found in conventional image editors plus a number of advanced features not even available in professional photo suites. link

Shoot the Crazy Frog ;)

The famouse ringtone is now a number 1 song on dance charts around Europe... now you can shoot him. link

Apple Already Working on Intel Port for Five Years

NewsFactor: Jobs claims Apple already is far along in making the Mac OS run well on Intel chips. It turns out that Apple kept working on this problem after bringing Jobs back into the fold when it bought his former company, NeXT Software, in 1996. That outfit's operating system, NextStep, ran on Intel chips.

The 8500 calorie manwich

On the 29th May 2004, James decided to build a sandwich. This is his story

Dj Aligator & Arash

Here is the Music is my language music video ;)

Video



djaligator.com

Michael Ladeen on Iran

The War Against the Torture Masters
Will any Western leader proclaim the Iranian elections a fraud?

NRO:The cheerless creatures who rule the Islamic republic of Iran have developed a particularly wicked use of torture. Not only do they use the full panoply of physical and psychological horrors on their captives, but they then send the victims back into their homes and neighborhoods for brief periods of “parole” or “medical leave,” so that their friends and families can see with their own eyes the brutal effects of the torture. The clear intent of this practice is to intimidate the population at large, to break the will of would-be dissenters and opponents, and to maximize the effects of the victims themselves, for the brief respite from the pain of the prisons is mercilessly accompanied by the certainty that the agony will soon resume...

Rocketboy bought a house off Fatal1ty woes

TheINQ: LAST YEAR the unbeatable Jonathan Fatal1ty actually lost one match to a Chinese player called Rocketboy. Abit was so confident in his Fatal1ty chap that it offered one million RNBs to whoever beats the smashing Jonathan. Unfortunately for Abit's marketing budget, that happened as Rocketboy fragged Jonathan's virtual butt and won the game.

Nintendo DS piracy begins

gamesradar.com: Games now on web - playable via DS compatible flash cards

Internet piracy groups have now managed to 'crack' Nintendo DS, with games now freely available for download on the web. Numerous games, such as Nintendogs and Super Mario 64 DS have now been illegally leaked on to the internet, with players able to download and play them via specially designed flash memory cards.

Logo Trends 2005

LogoLounge.com’s Third Annual Visual Trends Report

Jun 8, 2005

Congratulation to IRAN!!!

VIVA IRAN!





Bahrain 0 - 1 Iran

Iran goes to WORLD CUP for the second time since 1979 revelution

Symantec sues Hotbar

Thei:SECURITY OUTFIT Symantec wants a court to allow its software to identify some programs made by Hotbar as adware.

Hotbar, which is made by a Microsoft partner, Hotbar.com, is a kids add-on that personalises email and browsers. It gives a range of smiley faces for users to play with and gives access to search, skins and yellow pages.

World's Largest Flower is about to bloom LIVE!

Go here and watcfh it... it's supposed to bloom in hours link

Birthday Calculator

Just put in your birthdate and find some intresting stuff about your birthdate... link

Curtesy of Moe ;)

Jun 7, 2005

Breakdancing Bodybuilder, King Kamali, From Iran

Persian Eye: I never realized that body builders had a groove, but Persian born King Kamali proved me wrong. Watch this clip of Kamali bust some of the best robot moves ever seen on an Irooni muscle man.

This guy is a tank! link

PSP Hackers Go Retro

Wired: "Hello World!"

That's the traditional phrase that programmers display when they create their first piece of software for an unfamiliar operating system. Owners of Sony's handheld PSP game system were delighted to hear May 5 that a hacker had managed to write a small program that displayed those words on a PSP. They wondered what would be next.

nice articel ;)

Idiot hosting company thinks BitTorrent is illegal and bandwidth-hogging

Boingboing: On Friday, I blogged about how a hosting company called 1and1 had told one of its customers to stop infringing copyright -- where the "infringing" activity was distributing his own movie over BitTorrent.

Jun 6, 2005

DVD Decrypter Forced Offline

Slyck: DVD copying would appear to be within the realms of fair use. Just about everyone copies their CD collection for friends and family, so many figure why should DVDs be any different. Apparently the enforcement arm of the copyright industry does not share this sentiment, and has aggressively pursued those distributing or creating DVD copying software.

Download the last DVD Decrypter

Jun 5, 2005

Blog.ca

a friend of mine said to use this ;) pretty good. link

Potter shots fired

Themercury: A MAN who allegedly tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said yesterday.

wow

US admits Koran abuse at Cuba base

Guardian: Guantánamo probe uncovers 'mishandling' by troops. The US military confirmed yesterday that soldiers and interrogators at Guantánamo Bay did desecrate copies of the Koran.

I don't know why but this boils my blood... I'm not a religious person but I'm pissed!

rat DVD

The only way to share complete DVD movies with multiple audio tracks, subtitles, video angles and bonus materials online - free, fast, powerful and reliable. Have fun using it! link via NZB-Zone

On-Line Medical Dictionary

Published at the Dept. of Medical Oncology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne link

Great!

Jun 4, 2005

RSS Tutorial

This tutorial explains the features and benefits of a Web format called RSS, and gives a brief technical overview of it. The reader is assumed to have some familiarity with XML and other Web technologies. It is not meant to be exhaustive; for more information, see the 'More Information about RSS' section. RSS Turorial

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD

This has been around but this is a good toturial. link

ASSCI FLASH

pretty cool stuff... with music link

Garnet Hertz - Experiments in Galvanism: Frog with Implanted Webserver

Believe it or not this is what yahoo.com is running on ;)

link

NES FILES

The NES Files. This site is committed to providing the best NES/Nintendo game information(8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System) on the web.

TaskSwitchXP Pro 2.0

Introduction: TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. TaskswitchXp

Crazy ebay mom

Please don't be a crazy ebay mom! it will take over your house. link

Twit #7 is up

Here is the torrent

link

here is the feedburner

Good extention for Firefox

cool! link

Transparent Screens

here is the gallery

link

Jun 3, 2005

Future!

Norton Anti Virus in 2022 ;)

Wired by Chris baker link

Water Proof home

Excerpt from Yesterday's Tomorrows: past visions of the American future, by Joseph J. Corn and Brian Horrigan; Summit Books (1984), page 83. The actual item is from a 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.

link

How to fold a shirt

Do it this way! not the normal way.

link

FirefoxIE

FirefoxIE is a customization of Firefox 1.0 by Mozilla.org to make it look and feel more like Internet Explorer.
link
hehe, wtf!

* R E D S O N *

The other story of Superman... this is great!

link

Two guys who had tooo much time on their hands

SHoe hack? lame or funny... I thought these guys should do whatever their supposed to do, like work! and not play around.

link

Gullibleinfo

this site is the best ;) ... link

Light Sabers

A good flash just on light sabers from the Star war movies link

DAS keyboard

No inscription on the keys 100% blank

link

Time Line of history of U.S.

from 1801 - Present

link

Atari music

OMG look at all of this mp3 songs ;)

link

U.S. cites 4 Gulf allies in trafficking

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Four American allies in the Persian Gulf are among the countries criticized for not doing enough to combat human trafficking in a U.S. State Department report released Friday.

That's disgusting :(

Invade Canada?

hehe the domain name ends in .us , although I'm Canadian I thought this was kinda funny.

link, you Americans are sooo silly ;)

Build Your Own Firefox Search Engine

Windows XP hacks by O'Reilly

link

Stage set for '.xxx' Internet addresses

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internet's primary oversight body approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx"

Someday there will be .sass hehe ;)

Blogging Lite

For the next couple of days or weeks I'm not going to post alot, because of exams and such. But I will post 2 or three times a day.

Also in June I'm going to middle east I will be posting a lot of pictures and maybe sound :) or videos....

Video Game Cheats Wiki

Cool, link

Lifaros experimental flash gallery

I never knew you could do all of this in Flash... link

Jun 2, 2005

Surround gaming

By me SASSAN

What do you guys think?

link (HUGE) , this could be possible in the future... imagine that tehre is an AI charecter in a game which sneakes behind you ;) I call this surround gaming.

Everything USB

intresting site on everything about USB's

link

Friends Don't Let Friends use Internet Explorer

link

Pac-Man chomps into record books

happy birthday Pac-man!!! He is 50 years old, he's sooooo old.

news.com: Namco celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday, but the company has more to cheer than its golden anniversary.

During its party held in Japan's Yokohama prefecture, Namco was officially awarded for its entrance into the Guinness Book of Records. The company's classic arcade title, "Pac-Man," is being listed in the record book as the "most successful coin operated game" in history.

Jun 1, 2005

Internet Explorer exploit!

JGiannotti.com: This IE exploit will freeze the users Internet Explorer almost immediately after clicking it. It works by an HTML file trying to load an image with excessively large dimensions specified by the coding. Right as the image begins to load, IE just starts to lock up and the user might possibly hear some beeping noises coming from the inside of the computer, and possibly a blue error screen. 97% of the time, this ultimately results in the user being forced restart his or her computer. No long-term harm is done to any computer from this crash, it is just a simple overload which causes the computer to shut down.

It didnt work for me... it's only an over sized image

FreeDos!

link

Germproof DVD media you can safely lick

oh this one is comical! so what does this Germproof Dvd media do?

Hexus.net: For all of you out there currently sucking on or licking a DVD disk you've burned yourself, STOP. The media you just removed from your face was not safe for consumption, going by the appearance at Computex of Germproof DVD blanks from Prodisc. You obviously need their media if you're conscious about catching something after you run your tongue along the polycarbonate sandwich.

ThePirateBay Closure a Hoax

Slyck: ThePirateBay.org often laughed in the face of the copyright industry. Whenever ThePirateBay received a copyright violation notice, it would often post the violation, coupled with a humorous response. Not only was ThePirateBay well known for its defiance of the copyright industry, it was a well respected resource for it BitTorrent tracking abilities.

May 31, 2005

www.google.org

Google.org : This will be the future site of Google.org – the philanthropic arm of Google. We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org. We hope to have a lot more to share with you on this front in the coming year. Check back here for updates.

May 30, 2005

Smoking kills

hehe... this is a good flash animation ;) link

May 29, 2005

Spores video from gdctv

Here is the press conference from WIll Write the creative founder of Maxis ;)

Spores is looking pretty damn good link

Link to the video

Watch this!

hehe link (swf)

Comic Strips Updated daily

link

Media Portal

Media Portal turns your PC in a very advanced Multi MediaCenter / HTPC.
It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video's and DVD's, view, schedule and record live TV and much more. You get Media Portal for free/nothing/nada/noppes and best of all it is opensource. This means anyone can help developing Media Portal or tweak it for their own needs! link

Switch to linux

Funny mac parody flash link

Tile based user interface

digg: Sony Computer Science Labs has an interesting experiment... a physical user interface using special tiles. Take a look! Be sure to check out the mpeg video there on the site. link

AMD's Latest computer

Link to the picture

May 28, 2005

Sock Master's Game Console Controller Family Tree

How did the current home-console controllers come to be? How have they evolved? You may have noticed some similarities between the current generation controllers, or between them and the previous generations of controllers. So, how do they all tie together?

neat link

Two horrible movies I've seen this week

First is the new Star Wars movie called Revenge of the SITH (SHIT).... that was just hyped and only for bunch of Star Wars fans. George Lucas should get a better hobby, don't waste you money on this one, oops I'm too late. If they made this a silent movie it would have been way better, the dialogue sucked and everything was too obvious.

Second is The Longest Yard, which is a remake of the 1974 movie that is about an ex-football player who is convicted of a crime that is now serving 4 years in prison. He has been asked to make a team of convicts to play against the guards. I didn't like this movie much except for some good funny parts, the rest was just felt like fillers, I think the original is as better, I guess I have to rent and watch it ;)

I recomend all of you out there to go and watch Mean Machine a british movie based on the longest yard from the 1974 that came out in 2001, which was a great movie about Football (SOCCER TO YOU N. Americans).

Google Print is up!

Google Print, this is a neat idea

Internet Explorer WE DISCOVERED THE WEB!

hehe this is a parody of Firefox rediscover the web campaign... link

Remember this game?

This SFCave game is now a classic on internet ;) they have made the 3d version of it, yay!!

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia reported dead

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May. 27 (UPI) -- Reliable sources in the Saudi capital Riyadh said Friday King Fahd is dead, reports the Saudi Institute.

Iran says US, Israel are the real nuclear threats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Israel represent the real nuclear threat to the world, not Iran, Tehran's chief envoy to the United Nations ...

hehe... well I guess the next thing they might do... is nuke their neighbors with their "NUCLEAR WEAPONS" then they are going to get U.S. , then everyone is going to Nuke Iran and then we are all doomed.......... welcome nuclear winter hehe

actually that is disturbing :(

May 27, 2005

BitTorrent maker sets up search

BBC: The man behind the popular BitTorrent file-sharing program has set up a way of searching for torrent files. The search tool on Bram Cohen's website makes it easier to find links which can then be used to download large files. It was launched as US authorities shut down a prominent BitTorrent site, Elite Torrents, which had links to download the new Star Wars movie.

nothing new... but oh well ;(

eBay of the day: 24 carat gold-plated Xbox

engadget: Somebody went and hacked Willy Wonka’s golden geese and put the results up on eBay. If you thought the Xbox 360 was gonna be expensive…

ebay link

Netscape 8 'breaks' IE

ZDNET:Following a problem in IE with XML rendering after Netscape 8 has been installed, Microsoft is advising users to uninstall Netscape.
Microsoft has alerted users that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - 16 mistakes

hehe cool! link

May 26, 2005

Abusing Amazon images

neat!

Link

Paris Hilton Ad Too Hot For TV?

(CBS/AP) A Carl's Jr. commercial starring a scantily clad Paris Hilton frolicking with a water hose is too hot for a media watchdog group. "This commercial is basically soft-core porn," said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council. "It's inappropriate for television."



Carl's Jr : Burger restaurant chain with locations across the United States. Information about
jobs, an online store offering clothing and gift certificates, ...

Sweden passes law to ban music and film downloads from internet without royalty

Forbes: STOCKHOLM (AFX) - Sweden has passed a law banning the sharing of copyrighted material on the Internet without payment of royalties, in a bid to crack down on free downloading of music, films and computer games.

Does this mean the end of Piratebay?... then there is not a single good p2p that I would like except newsgroups, but you have to pay for that :(

View Xbox 360 game trailers in high definition.

Official from microsoft :)

Click here

May 25, 2005

EliteTorrents.org Down

SLYCK: The BitTorrent community has seen its fair share of indexing sites go offline - whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Sites like LokiTorrent, UK-Torrents, s0nikfreak, TVTorrents and YouceffTorrents have all either fallen under the weight of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America.) Today, it appeared another website has fallen, EliteTorrents.org. The homepage of this website was replaced with a permanent shutdown notice, purportedly announced by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and U.S. Customs. The FBI is under the United States Department of Justice, while U.S. Customs is under the Department of Homeland Security.

Elitetorrent.org


http://elitetorrents.org/ won't be up for days, or maybe weeks :( oh well I can wait, here is my list


DAMN IT, Stupid DNS hackers! MPAA ;(

Update: http://www.ice.gov/graphics/index.htm very sad day :(
Update 2: Mpaa Press release
Update 3: Not a hack?
Update 4: U.S. shuts down network that leaked 'Star Wars'
Update 5: CNN...
Update 6: Authorities strike back at 'Star Wars' pirates Watch Bob Sullivan confess that he downloads Pirated material at the end of the clip ;( while he adresses the noob who thinks that you see peoples heads in the movies...
Update 7: First criminal BitTorrent bust in USA: Elite Torrents
Update 8: Some good stuff happening at Digg, apprently it seems to be an insider of the MPAA who had planted SW's EP III

May 24, 2005

Play h.264 in Windows

bloh.ri0t.info: Apple's new h.264 video compression technology which looks much better than DivX and stays looking better at lower bit rates is now playable in Windows.

Next for BitTorrent: Search

Wired: SAN FRANCISCO -- Whiz kid inventor Bram Cohen and a small cadre of developers and entrepreneurs are in the final stage of launching an advertising-supported search engine dedicated to cataloging and indexing the thousands of movies, music tracks, software programs and other files for download over Cohen's popular BitTorrent protocol.

Two hurt in mock light sabre duel

BBC: Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol.

A man, aged 20, and a girl of 17 are believed to have been filming a mock duel when they poured fuel into two glass tubes and lit it.

Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect

Daily News New York: A doomed Queens man's chilling computer entry led cops to a suspect who allegedly robbed and killed the victim and his sister to finance a return to China, police said yesterday.

Jin Lin, 23, was charged with first-degree murder yesterday in the bloody slayings of Sharon and Simon Ng in their Kew Gardens Hills apartment Thursday, officials said.

Here is his last post :(

A Gamer's Manifesto

Hellogamer: The article covers points that certain developers should take note of – such as the fifteen-year old symbol of lazy game art design (you guessed it, the crate – we reckon the exploding barrel is just as worthy), the concept of pulling gamers in by using ‘exclusive screenshots’ that don’t represent the final product (Killzone 2?), and jumping puzzles in FPS games (just don’t do it). link

May 23, 2005

The Simpsons as Described by WGBH

wfmu: The other night, I turned on The Simpsons, only to find that the program's audio had a weird narrator describing almost everything that was happening. At first I thought that The Simpsons were parodying the voice-over approach from another Fox show, Arrested Development. It turns out that my broken VCR was picking up an additional audio channel instead of the main one, and in the case of The Simpsons, I was hearing the DVS, or blind captioned version of the show. DVS stands for Descriptive Video Services, and it's the audio equivalent of closed captioning for the deaf. Here's a large MP3 of the DVS version of The Simpsons "Rapture" episode from May 8th (right click to download).

intresting

Challenge DARTH VADER

The Sith Sense hehe

Which new game console do you think is best?

Cnet is doing a survey over at their site... you will be surprised by the results link

PlayStation 3, in...

Next - Gen magazine in Fall of 1999, talks about PS3 WOW link (Magazine Scan)

IranScan

Iran Scan - The democratic future of Iran

Via: http://www.iranscan.net/page/Iran/">BB, also check out HODDER's blog

Iranian students protest against presidential bans

TEHRAN, May 23 (Reuters) - Iranian students, often the spearhead of the bludgeoned reformist movement, on Monday protested against the banning of presidential candidates, chanting slogans against the authorities.

A Reuters witness said 100 to 150 students were clapping, whistling and shouting "down with dictators" from inside their university dormitory in central Tehran.

Systm

From the creators of thebroken, the bring you their network.... their first episode will be downloadable tonight ;)

The system is created by the former hosts of TTV

Systm.org

Also Kevin Rose leaves G4? well there goes all the tech in that dumb show link

May 22, 2005

Man Cited for Snapping 'Star Wars' Photos

gainesville - May 21 - A man was cited for taking snapshots of the new blockbuster "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" with his digital camera.

Thats just horrible

'Star Wars' Breaks Box-Office Records

LOS ANGELES, May 22 - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" became the year's first movie blockbuster while setting some historic benchmarks, as it rode a record-breaking debut on Thursday to the biggest number ever for a four-day opening, $158.5 million.

That is just crazy

Talk about Futurama Direct to DVD

Good news, everyone?

gotfuturama: Over the last week, several sources from within the animation business have indicated to us that there is renewed talk at FOX about bringing fresh Futurama content directly to DVD. We corroborated this with other sources close to the show before publishing the information.

MPAA Blames BitTorrent for Star Wars Distribution

Slyck: Two days prior to Episode III's release, inaccurate reports dictated this movie was already spreading on the BitTorrent network. However, it was soon discovered the copy purportedly existing on BitTorrent was simply a false copy. On Wednesday, May 18th, approximately 3 hours before Episode III officially debuted in theaters, a release group named "ViSA" uploaded this film to the Newsgroups. This was the genuine article.

Johny Xtreeme

Johny Xtreeme is a charected on a video game show called Xplay, watch this skit from E3 live, Johny tries to sell his xtreem game! link (SWF)

US PSP 1.5 Firmware Cracked?

Hellogamer: A video of the Wipeout Pure ISO running on a v1.5 US PSP has been posted over at PSPhacker.com, suggesting that somehow the firmware has been cracked to allow code to be booted from a memory stick.

May 21, 2005

Showdown Rankings

Contagious Media Showdown Eyebeam May 2005

Who will win the prize? link

capnwacky.com | Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes:

Good for a smile or a luagh ;) link

Ten Things I Didn't Know About Google

PC WORLD: by Harry McCracken | I spent most of today at an event called the Google Factory Tour--which involved neither a factory nor a tour, but turned out to be a worthwhile opportunity to hear a bunch of Google people talk about Google the company, Google the array of services, and Google the philosophy. (If you're sorry you missed it, check out this Webcast of the whole thing, including me asking a couple of questions.)

Give Your DVD Player the Finger

Wired: Researchers in Los Angeles are developing a new form of piracy protection for DVDs that could make common practices like loaning a movie to a friend impossible.

University of California at Los Angeles engineering professor Rajit Gadh is leading research to turn radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags into an extremely restrictive form of digital rights management to protect DVD movies.

WTF this is dumb!

Spore

A game made by the creator of the Sims, this game has made a lot of talks around E3 link

Saddam to sue over prison photos

BBC: Saddam Hussein plans to take legal action after a British newspaper published photos of him half-naked in his prison cell and doing his washing. "We will sue the newspaper and everyone who helped in showing these pictures," said Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer Ziad Al-Khasawneh, speaking from Jordan.

Google Sets

Google is putting out a lot of stuff now days... Google Sets

Maddox and I hate Cameron Diaz.

Read this hilarious post by internet comic Maddox on a new show made by MTV link

NNew Keyhole from google?

Possibly this screenshot from Google is about the new Google Keyhole link

Google Earth they call it link

Xbox 360 Prices

Joystiq: XGP Gaming is reporting “leaked” Xbox 360 prices. The basic package is expected to retail for $299.99 and will include the console, one controller and all the requisite cables.

Powermac G5s at the Show

anandtech.com: In Microsoft's own Xbox 360 booth, we saw tons of kiosks running upcoming 360 titles that were actually playable.

May 20, 2005

Dj Flash

Here is a cool flash video of a DJ :) link

Mozilla ad's ;)

link

Crying while eating

hehe check this out! link

Learn to Dance with Napoleon Dynomite by Unkel_Jim

Napoleon Dynomite one of those funny movies that I have seen, check out this flash movie based on the movie ;) link

The last Ep's of redvsblue of the season

Episode 57
The Storm

link

RoboCAT!

Watch this Robot cat made in Japan... link

BitTorrent enemies face new hurdle

Antipiracy operatives have lost an edge over illegal downloaders of movies and software thanks to a new feature in BitTorrent.

Cnet: BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has eliminated the need for Web site hosting of centralized files, known as "trackers," in the latest beta of the peer-to-peer software. These easily located files have been a key resource for antipiracy units in identifying people downloading and sharing copyrighted material.

May 19, 2005

Qur'an Desecration: Far Worse Than Abu Ghraib

alt.muslim: The reports in the media that Americans at Guantanamo facility allegedly desecrated the Qur'an to torture prisoners has unleashed an intense wave of anti-Americanism in the Muslim world, which has already caused 16 deaths. This is worse than Abu Ghraib; Abu Ghraib represents the physical and psychological torture of a few Muslims, Qur'an desecration represents a spiritual, emotional and psychological torture of all Muslims. Even if it turns out that the Newsweek report was false, most people will see it as a cover up and another American attempt to eschew accountability.

Revenge of the Sith leaked online |like all the other movies ;) |

BBC: The final Star Wars film has been leaked on to an internet file-sharing network just hours after the movie opened in cinemas.

I downloaded it and also I will watch it in the theaters

Here is how the quality looks like link and the file size is 1.43 GB (DVDR)

What I've found link

Notice: Please watch the movie in theaters , as I am this weekend

Microsoft sued over Excel

cnet: Microsoft illegally took technology used to link spreadsheet data between two of its programs from a Guatemalan inventor, lawyers said during opening statements at a jury trial that started on Tuesday.

konfabulator 2 is out ;)

One of my fave useless aps out there

Official site

Miller announces Sin City 2

Cinematical: Frank Miller has already begun scripting a sequel to the sucessful comic book adaption of Sin City. Speaking at Cannes Film Festival's annual luncheon for international distributors hosted by the Weinsteins, Miller announced that both Robert Rodriguez and himself will return to direct.

"My Google" Feature Coming Soon?

Google Blogoscoped: several sources report Google will unveil a new “My Google"-style, customizable portal app later on today. As usual, you’ll sign up using your Google Account. You can then have Gmail, weather, stocks, news, driving directions or movie quotes all on one page, and drag-and-drop position them to wherever you want. Feeds from sites like the BBC, the New York Times, Slashdot and others can be included as well (I suppose this is a general RSS reader, but I don’t have any details or official announcements yet).

http://www.google.com/ig << here is the My google site

if you live in Canada go here

BitTorrent Goes Trackerless !

go4i: As part of our ongoing efforts to make publishing files on the Web painless and disruptively cheap, BitTorrent has released a 'trackerless' version of BitTorrent in a new release.

May 18, 2005

BSA: One Third of All Software Pirated

Slyck: A new study from the BSA (Business Software Alliance) paints a troubling picture for the software industry. Although the global rate of piracy decreased by an entire percent from 2003 to 2004, the total financial losses increased by $4 billion. In total, nearly one third of all software currently used around the globe is pirated.

Annoy

Here is anothero one of those cool flash music videos,, that makes you stare at it for............ I dont know how long

check it

ATI Catalyst Drivers 5.5

New drivers has just been released link

Opera vs. Firefox: A side-by-side review

Newsforge: Opera Software recently released version 8.00 of its eponymous Web browser. I decided to see how the new version of the popular commercial browser compares to the open source Mozilla Firefox 1.0. I found both Firefox and Opera are capable browsers, and though they are very different, each has much to offer any user.

May 17, 2005

Starwars Website

If you go to the Starwars website you would face a still image in Flash animation of two Jedies fighthing Star Wars.com

Port Knowledgebase

List of frequently seen TCP and UDP ports and what they mean. The goal of this port table is to point to further resources for more information. link

It's E3 time

NOTICE: This post is constantly updated with torrents and other material
Digg this please ;)

E3 2005 is finished, E3 2006 will store a lot of goodies for us

For those of us who won't be able to go to LA and to E3, will not get that experience of the video game journilists have... Don't be sad ;) there is internet



Check these sites out for new content from E3

http://www.hellogamer.com/ (Nice blog)
http://joystiq.com/ (Gaming blog)
http://www.ign.com/e3/2005/
http://www.gamespot.com/e3/index.html
http://www.shacknews.com/
http://www.1up.com/do/E3
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/
http://videogame.channel.aol.com/features/e3central
http://www.gamasutra.com/
http://megagames.com/
http://www.e3expo.com/
http://www.g4tv.com/e32005/day.html
http://www.filerushnews.com/
http://www.filerush.com/
http://www.e3updates.com/
http://www.3dgamers.com/news/
http://filefront.com/
http://www.3dgamers.com/news/
http://www.gamershell.com/events/e3_2005.html
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm
http://www.fileplanet.com/
http://neowin.net/index.php?category=gamers
http://www.wired.com/news/e3/
Googlenews
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-9020_7-6214537-1.html?tag=prmo1
http://www.gamespy.com/e3/2005/
http://www.ugo.com/channels/games/features/e32005guide/
http://digg.com/search?search=e3&area=all&type=both&age=all&submit=Submit
http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/
http://www.gamesasylum.com/showarticle.php?articleID=4033
http://www.playfeed.com/
http://www.actiontrip.com/
http://www.gamecloud.com/

Pictures from the floor:
http://www.joystickwidow.com/ngallery/albums/10.aspx

Videos:
http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3movies.html
http://www.g4tv.com/e32005/videos/index.html
http://www.ign.com/e3/2005/videos/
http://www.gametrailers.com/
http://www.e3insider.com/fancam.aspx
http://www.e3insider.com/floored.aspx

Gaming Podcasts from E3:

http://gamescast.net/weblog/
http://orangeloungeradio.com/phpnuke/
http://podcasts.engadget.com/
e3 2005 podcasts (google)

Related E3 news:
Xbox 360 post by me
E3 2005: PS3 vs. Xbox 360Ps3 vs. xbox 360 from gamespot
Gameboy Micro (Skinz)
Nintendo Revelution (pics)
E3 2005: PS3 Price Revealed?
Xbox 360 game prices at Ebgames
Mountain Dew and Microsoft to Give Away an Xbox 360 System Every 10 Minutes This Fall


Unreal Tournament 2007 a PlayStation 3 Demo (Video)

Bittorent:
Torrentspy
Mininova
The Pirate Bay
E3.2005.Live.Coverage.part.1of5.avi G4tv (May 16, 2005) (Preview)
E3.2005.Live.Coverage.part.2of5.avi G4tv (May 17th, 2005) 1st day before the openin
E3.2005.Live.Coverage.part.3of5.avi G4tv (May 18th, 2005) 2nd day from E3 (Opening of E3)
E3.2005.Live.Coverage.part.4of5.avi G4tv (May 19th, 2005)
E3.2005.Live.Coverage.part.5of5.avi G4tv (May 20th, 2005)

May 16, 2005

Engadget & Joystiq’s live coverage of Sony’s PlayStation 3 launch

Engadget: Hey everyone, we’re at Sony’s press event in Culver City to cover their unveiling of the PlayStation 3 this afternoon. Things are just getting started, to stay tuned for our comprehensive live coverage on Engadget and Joystiq!

Update: the parking lot ordeal was harrowing — they almost didn’t let us in! It was a mob scene out there. Some journos were so desparate to get in that they went through all sorts of contortions for the gatekeepers. Check this lady out. That’s a pushup with one foot above her head.

YOOOOOOOHOOO look at that! looks like a minifridge or something... but it looks good.

Images: 1 | 2 | 3

mirrors: 1 | 2 | 1

Can't wait for this one!

Read the cover story ;)

Time magz talks to Dave Chappelle

On the Beach With Dave Chappelle
In South Africa, TIME's Simon Robinson talks with the comic about his sudden disappearance from Chappelle's Show

UFO captured via Satelite

WTF is this? Found on google maps via some other blog... check it

IEBlog

IE7 Has Tabs (NO SURPRISE)

IEBLOG: In general, I think tabs are a great idea. I liked them a lot in Office dialogs and in Excel in the early 90's. (I used to work on Office, and I admit we almost added tabs to Word at one point.) I like them in Visual Studio. I think, as an industry, we have a ways to go in refining the experience, consistency, and value of tabs.

Three killed over role-playing game in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A 21-year-old man and his parents were killed after the man agreed to be murdered along with his family if he lost a murder-mystery role-playing game, local media reported Saturday.

There has been soo many MMORPG related murders out there

IMSDb?`

The web's largest
movie script resource!

www.imsdb.com

Sony's countdown to E3

link

PS3 pics and specs: leaked?

Engadget.com: Disclaimer, disclaimer, yadda yadda. We're kind of hoping these pics aren't legit because frankly, we're not feelin' the love for the design. But we digress! The specs that accompany these shots are saying the Sony PS3 will have wireless controllers, a 160GB hard disk, 1 CELL processor running at 4GHz (pumping out 256 GFLOPS worth of power - getting close to 1.21 gigawatts, here, folks), ethernet port, USB 2.0, memory stick duo support, and will read Blu-ray disks only. Backward compatibility for the older systems won't be via the drive mechanism, then, but will be achieved via emulation in the CELL processor itself, providing retro compatibility with both PS1 and PS2. read

image | image 2

It looks like it's fake, because it looks like a 3d renderation and also it has not been confirmed and it's all rumors. Over all that Ps3 looks hot! if its a concept or not, I like it. These concepts are better though

Other unix's

UNIX® was registered by Bell Laboratories as a trademark for computer operating systems.

Description: I decided to gather whatever not-our-Unix items I could; here is the current harvest. Other sightings and scans gratefully accepted. link ;)

May 15, 2005

'Chappelle' production suspended

NEW YORK (AP) -- Production of the popular Comedy Central series "Chappelle's Show" has been suspended and its third season's premiere indefinitely delayed.

Comedy Central issued a statement Wednesday, saying: "All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future."

That sux, hes a funny man

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May 14, 2005

GameComm

Better then Teamspeak and Ventrilo? link

AsiaSource Interview with Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi was born in Iran and currently lives in Paris. She is the author of the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts Persepolis. Her most recent book Embroideries was published in April by Pantheon. link

blinkx.tv

This is a tv video search engiene link

May 13, 2005

Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy (Dolphins)

Here is that Dolphin song in the movie ;) link

Bob's Cube

A nice flash site ;) link

Firemonger

Discription: Help spread firefox. Download this cd burn it and give it to your friends and family. Firemonger

Xbox 360 stuff before and after the luanch party

Ok here are some stuff:

Ourcoloney.net video (Final puzzle finished) link | mirror | mirror 3 | Download
Gamespot video
Japanese XBOX 360 games (videos)
Stupid MTV luanch party (Torrent) (official MTV xbox 360 site)
Xbox360 SCREENSHOTS! (Ghost Recon, DOA4, and more)
Madden 06 Cover
Pre-E3 2005: Xbox 360 The Software
Game Reactor Magazine leaks Xbox 360 deets:
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/1.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/2.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/3.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/4.jpg
Joystiq: 1 | 2 | 3
Engadget's live coverage of the Xbox 360 launch
Official xbox360 site

Update: The new xbox might be the next Dreamcast... we don't know much about the Ps3 and the Nintendo Rev, Remember how Sony smacked Dreamcast down?

Update2:

Xbox 360 Prototypes - The Ones That Didn’t Make It
Xbox 360 close ups
Exclusive: Xbox 360 In-Depth Video
Xbox 360 gameplay videos

Btefnet.com is gone ;(

Damn YOU MPAA!!!!

zdnet: MPAA targets TV download sites

Check my bittorent list for alternatives

May 12, 2005

Grocery Starwars

Grocery Store Wars hehe

'STAR WARS' SICKOUT IN THE WORKS FOR OPENER

NYP: Employers are expected to see a dramatic spike in absenteeism as workers play hooky to see "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith," when it opens May 19, according to a new report.

That loss of productivity could cost employers as much as $627 million in the first two days that the picture — the last installment of the epic sci-fi series — hits theaters.

Game Reactor Magazine leaks Xbox 360 deets

engadget: Not that it’s going to matter much in a few hours (you are going to tune in, aren’t you?) but there was yet another major leak on the Xbox 360 from Scandi rag Game Reactor Magazine, with a load of new details.

Highrezphotos:
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/1.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/2.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/3.jpg
www.cmd.tech.nhl.nl/users/rooij100/images/360/4.jpg

CNET tries to take down Engadget

Weblogsinc.inc : An Open letter to Molly Wood from CNET who claims that Engadget and other blogs have no ethics.

Firefox 1.0.4 Is out

This version fixed all those bugs that was very critical. link

Blair backs possible UN action on Iran

IHT - LONDON As the European Union warned Iran against resuming its nuclear program, Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that Britain would support American moves to invoke UN Security Council countermeasures "if Iran breaches its obligations and ...

Flash Linux

This is like DSL but for USB Key's link

Skin your GMAIL

Gmail Skins

Creating a Multi-Boot DVD - MSFN.org

:: Introduction ::

Anyone who works in a multi-os environment or in IT knows that it is a pain to have to carry around multiple cds and floppies filled with operating systems and diagnostic and support software. This guide hopes to simplify those problems. I will show you just how easy it is to create your very own DVD consisting of every Windows based operating system you could want as well as how to add support and diagnostic tools as well. You will have one disc with every operating system and support tool you could ever need!

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May 11, 2005

E3 IS COOOOMING!!@!@!#@!!@$

Only 5 more days!

E3 Insider... also watch this not so that good ad ;) , they ripped off Jack Black

A Modern History of Game Hackzoring

Joystiq: Sure, they’re trying to sell the game industry stuff, and nothing sells like a little old fashioned fear, uncertainty and doubt, but they’ve got a point: “In 2004, game security became a truly serious problem for the computer games industry. Virtually every major game, including Halo 2, World of Warcraft and Half-Life 2 had a major cheating or piracy incident.”

Crack my knuckles

Flash

Half Life 2 with HDR lightning

Good looking 3d models in the new technology link

Novell: Public Service Announcement

link

HiS Technology Radeon x850 XT & x850 XT PE AGP 8x Review

Newowin: A couple of weeks ago Guru3D received an email from HiS technology with the request if they would like to review their new AGP8x based Radeon x850 XT and x850 XT Platinum Edition. Both products tested today come with the very chilly IceQ II cooling package that means a large but very silent cooler. For the standard Radeon x850 XT model additional iTurbo overclocking software is included, which makes the product run as fast as a Platinum Edition within the click of a mouse button, a very cool feature. They take it through a nice photo-shoot and multiple benchmarks with the best poosible settings. The result ? Yeah .. of course it's sweet stuff. If you have the processor to juice it up though!

Pac Man turns 25

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - It's easy to see "Halo 2" fans lined up for several blocks in the hours before the game is released and think the industry has never been hotter; but if you want to see what a true phenomenon looks like, jump into your wayback machine and head to 1980.

Sometimes even PSPs get the blues

engadget: Very, very rarely does a pic require no commentary. This is one of those rare instances.

wow! lol

How to float like a stone

Guardian: What goes up no longer has to come down. British scientists have developed an antigravity machine that can float heavy stones, coins and lumps of metal in mid-air. Based around a powerful magnet, the device levitates objects in a similar way to how a maglev train runs above its tracks.

Two in Custody After Capitol Plane Scare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol and White House were evacuated Wednesday after a small plane entered restricted airspace and came within three miles of the executive mansion. Military jets scrambled to intercept the aircraft and fired warning flares.

White House: Grenade Was No Threat to Bush

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's security chief said Wednesday that an inactive grenade was found 100 feet from the site where
President Bush made a speech in Tbilisi. Gela Bezhuashvili, secretary of the National Security Council, said the Soviet-era grenade was found in "inactive mode" near the tribune where Bush spoke on Tuesday. Bush wasn't even aware of the grenade report until Secret Service agents on the plane told him about it as his plane was returning to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, spokesman Scott McClellan said, adding that the White House never believed the president's life was in danger.

Microsoft regrets 'leaked' pics of new Xbox, still has head-start

Earthtimes.org: Next time Microsoft throws a party it might just have a metal detector and insist that invitees leave their camera-phones outside the venue. Pictures and details of their next video game console the X-box appeared on various Websites, three days ahead of its official launch.

Sony and Nintendo do that most of the times...

May 10, 2005

Cannibalism copycat who kept a man in his fridge

TIMESONLINE: A CANNIBAL confessed yesterday to a court in Berlin that he had killed a teacher and fed the man’s lungs to his cat before he had sliced off and salted other parts of his body with a view to eating them later.

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Burnatonce

Here is a free program for anyone to burn cd's if you don't have the money to get Nero or Alcohol 120% although you can get those for free too ;)

Discription: burnatonce can master data and audio discs, read/write image files and copy on the fly. It's drag and drop interface has multi-language support and is fully compatible with XP themes. link

Swftools

In here you can download SWF tools link

Clever Flash animation

Click on this intresting and clever flash animation

Has Your Favorite Show Been Cancelled????

Ain't it cool news: This time every year, USA Today’s Gary Levin tells us which scripted shows are dead, which will live next season, and which may or may not be back.

coLinux

colinux: Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general purpose PC virtualization software.

Far Cry AMD64 Edition - A First Look at 64-bit Gaming

AnandTech does Farcry 64 AMD link

Bram Cohen: Creator of BitTorrent

WrongPlanet's interview with bram Cohen

May 9, 2005

Mystery man in the wall


Mystery man in the wall
Originally uploaded by shadowbox.

Eeeerie... Can you see him?
neat

PacMan Graffiti in Portland


PacMan Graffiti in Portland
Originally uploaded by douglas.

I found this on Flickr while searching for GHOST ;) NICE GRAFFITI dUde!!

Video gaming causing repetitive strains

CBC - VANCOUVER - An affliction once thought limited to the adult world of office typing has spread into the youthful playpen of living room video games.

Some call it Nintendonitis or Nintendo thumb, but it may be known more widely as repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Remedy unveils their self funded title: Alan Wake

Neowin: First screenshots of the new Remedy's new game title, Alan Wake, have been unveiled.
Also according to the official homepage we can except the game to be "A Psychological Action Thriller".

Teaser | Screenshot 1, 2