May 31, 2006

The Iranian Soldier-Bear of Monte Cassino

IranianChamber: After the Battle of Monte Cassino, one of the fiercest and bloodiest conflicts of the Second World War, many accounts emerged of the bravery and heroism of the soldiers. But perhaps the strangest story of all was of an Iranian brown bear who served alongside the allied soldiers in the worst heat of the battle. Despite the incessant bombardment and constant gunfire, the bear carried vital supplies of ammunition and food to his fellow-soldiers fighting on the mountainside. Many observers who witnessed his remarkable actions doubted the reality of what they were seeing. But the story was no legend.

WOW I love history! They never teach you this stuff in history class ;)

May 29, 2006

Why the Democratic Ethic of the World Wide Web May Be About to End

washington post: The World Wide Web is the most democratic mass medium there has ever been. Freedom of the press, as the saying goes, belongs only to those who own one. Radio and television are controlled by those rich enough to buy a broadcast license. But anyone with an Internet-connected computer can reach out to a potential audience of billions.

The Emergence of Social Inequality among Robots

cabinmagazine: In 1949 the British cyberneticist, Grey Walter, and his technician, "Bunny" Warren, built two electronic tortoises, Elmer and Elsie. continue reading this intresting article :)

May 26, 2006

If it quacks like an alien ...Unidentified facelike object peeks out from duck X-ray at wild bird rescue center

SFGate: As if crop circles weren't proof enough that extraterrestrials are among us, an alien has now been found in the stomach of a duck.

That, at least, is the conclusion reached by workers at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia (Solano County) when they viewed an X-ray image they took of a sick mallard.

via bb

crazy story about a duck ;)

Websites as graphs

Ashref: link

An SUV flipps on the highway (video)

link

Scientists ponder invisibility cloak

Yahoonews: WASHINGTON - Imagine an invisibility cloak that works just like the one
Harry Potter inherited from his father.

Researchers in England and the United States think they know how to do that. They are laying out the blueprint and calling for help in developing the exotic materials needed to build a cloak.

Stickicide

Get points for killing your stick figure link

Fun :)

Pandora: How to Rip and Save Pandoras Music to MP3 Files for Free

Tech-recipes has a nice tut on how to download the mp3 files!!! sweeeet

May 25, 2006

Atheist sues for proof of Jesus

CNN Video: A man is suing the Catholic Church, demanding proof that Jesus existed. CNN's Delia Gallagher reports (May 24)

hahaha! I wonder who will win

Fastest Internet Ever Coming Your Way

YahooNews: Someday, we might conquer the vast distances of space and visit the stars. But right now, on this planet, we are on the verge of eliminating distance itself. And the vehicle for eliminating distance is the next generation of the medium you are now using: the Internet.

yay great now were going to have bigger banner ads and DVD spamms and etc...

May 24, 2006

Monty Python - Always look on the bright side of life



"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is a popular song written by Eric Idle which originally featured in the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches.

Story about the song

Life of brian

Good question...

The straight dope: Why does the alarm clock snooze button give you nine extra minutes, not ten?

read the answer, it's actually quite intresting

May 25th is towel day!!!



What do I do?

Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.

When do I do it?

May 25th.

Where do I do it?

Everywhere.

Why a towel?

To quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical
value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta;... continue

I've only watched the movie and also the British tv shows, overall Adams had a great imagination.

May 25th is for the mourning of Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

MacSaber

Look at this guy using an application called MacSaber on his Macbookpro.

Waxy.org: Starwars kid revisited :)

If all drivers were polite, they would get where they're going faster

Science Blog: A new study from the University of Michigan found that traffic metering systems that incorporate new algorithms for merging could reduce the seriousness of traffic slowdowns that originate near freeway on-ramps

Sadly this will never happen...

Aston Martin racecar flies farther than Wright Bros.

History is made! + look at the pictures :D

Autoblog: Last weekend during a practice lap at Mid-Ohio Raceway the 009 Aston Martin ALMS went airborne off the track and "flew" 142 feet before landing off the track in the dirt.

Windows Vista beta 2

First look from Cnet videos...

Not exciting at all, microsoft = teh suck! Its been forever since they have promissed us longhorn and now vista! :(

Video

Soft drinks: Unsafe beverages

SODA KILLS!!!
This is an intresting article on what soft/fizzy drinks do to you! ... link

A car that slows you down

CNET:Vehicles in London could soon be fitted with technology that would automatically slow them down if they break the speed limit.

Transport For London, or TFL, said it is investigating the technology and plans to run a trial next year in an attempt to cut road traffic deaths.

Teenager repellent "Mosquito" turned into ringtone

ringtonia: The kids call it Teen Buzz, and it's spreading it from phone to phone via text messages and Bluetooth.

Why can't they just put it on silence?!

Antiotter says he nearly died :D

Antiotter: My neighbor accidentally put a .44 Magnum round though my wall. It missed my head by three inches. It started in his bathroom, went through the mirror, went through the closet on the other side, blew through that closet door, traveled across his hallway, blew through our common wall, richocheted upward off my computer desk, and lodged in the doorframe. Continue looking at the pix ;)

May 23, 2006

Aqua - Lollipop


Aqua's success was so big that it could be seen in the Danish GDP for 1998. 0_0 WOW

Who doesn't like 90's!!!

Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes

Description: Testimony from a former U.S. Army Ranger

Jessie Macbeth, a Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran Tells All

This ... all » 20 minute interview will change how you view the U.S. occupation of Iraq forever. I cannot possibly recommend this more highly. An Iraq war veteran tells of atrocities he and other fellow-soldiers committed reguarly while in Iraq. I have never seen this level of honesty from a U.S. soldier who directly participated in the slaughtering of Iraqis.

link

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Michael Meacher and Andreas Von Bülow express their serious doubts about 9/11 Link

ANOTHER CARTOONIST JAILED IN IRAN CARTOON FUROR

Daryl Cagle's   

In another cartoon furor, the government of Iran has closed down the "Iran" newspaper and jailed its editor along with cartoonist, Mana Neyestani. The cartoon (see it here) is written in the Azeri language, the boy asks the cockroach a question and the cockroach replies "Namana" or "I don't get it." continue

May 22, 2006

Bob Sinclar - "World, Hold On"

Iran nuclear plans may be environment hazard -UAE

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Gulf countries planned to hold talks with Iran over concerns that Tehran's nuclear programme could pose an environmental threat to them.

Why are the Gulf countries saying this now? I mean come on... you were just told to say that by Germany I suppose or some other country.

Arash - Iran Iran

Persian song for Germany World Cup 2006

ISNA: Students at the University of Tehran protesting

They are demanding for an apology from the guards, and they are chanting slogans and singing patriot songs such as "yare dabestani" (Fellow schoolmate)
Pictures from ISNA: 1 , 2

Funny flash video with resizable browser

Link

NETGEAR WiFi Phone for Skype

Product not available until July, 2006. :(

Looks cool though

Skype

Argentine Family Photograph Themselves Once a Year Since 1976

Can't wait till June 17th to see how weird they look like!

Link

May 21, 2006

Iran Air 747 Late 1970s Ad

Description: This is a one minute ad for Iran Air. Your thickly accented Iranian guide describes the advantages of using IA to Teheran, Iran - Land of 1001 nights.

Mac and Pc ads side by side

Link

This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)

Washingtonpost: "God told His Prophet, Muhammad, about the Jews, who learned from parts of God's book [the Torah and the Gospels] that God alone is worthy of worship. Despite this, they espouse falsehood through idol-worship, soothsaying, and sorcery. In doing so, they obey the devil. They prefer the people of falsehood to the people of the truth out of envy and hostility. This earns them condemnation and is a warning to us not to do as they did." Continue

May 20, 2006

The whole story of the Iranian badges...

See how a a fake story became so big... shame on you national post!

Blogcritic:Iranian Badges for Non-Muslims a Propagandic Feast for Reckless News Agencies

Hoder: The real story behind the 'badges for Iranian Jews'

Vista Transformation Pack 4.0 Released

Now you can make your windows xp look like Vista (Current) for free :)
If you want to download or check out the screenshots then click on the picture below.

Da Vinci Code

A movie based on the book by Dan Brown, pure fiction with some fact...

Ive never read the book because I dont read books that dont interest me and also books with plots that seem too obvious.

I watched the movie the second day it was out on the theaters and let me say, it was a good thriller and with some interesting plots but almost every timeyou could have guessed what would come next.

Some funny parts I have to say were the monk beating himself up for Jesus, Tom Hanks saying he needs a library fast and many more...

2 hours long with a lot of useless dialogue and I'm not sure why Christians are upset about this movie. The whole concept is WHAT IF... nothing else and I respect that. Besides that if anyone believes the religious aspects of this movie then they are clearly stupid.

Watch it, its a good fun movie but not a great movie... if your parents going to kick you out of your house for watching this movie then thats just ridiculous.

If you are going to starve your self to death so people will not watch this movie then you need a life, and if youre suing this movie for religious reasons than again your stupid.

Thats all I have to say



Reviews

Infernal - From Paris To Berlin (DJ Alligator Remix Edit)


Original

Songbird

About : Songbird is a media browser and Web player built from Firefox's browser engine. Songbird is open source, will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions.

Check it out it's really sweet! Can't wait for the stable version.

Songbirdnest

May 19, 2006

E3 2006

E3Expo - Electronic Entertainment Expo

It has passed and we saw the battle of the new consoles all three... with Nintendo punching their way out of the womb of being kiddie and creating the Wii and targetting a greater target audience and Sony PS3 trying to sell as much as possible with only graphics on their mind, and Microsofts Xbox 360 with their Xbox live and also their community and media center ideas, all three are trying to get our money. Year 2007 is just around the corner and we might see something intresting here, Sony for the first time could be the 3rd or even 2nd most popular console after Nintendo's Wii due to its price tag.

For those who are intrested here are some links

Blogs:
Joystiq E3
Game|Life
Kotaku E3
Reviews and previews/Screenshots:
To the game
Megagames
1UP
IGN
Gamespy
Gamespot
Video:
Google Video: E3 2006
Youtube : E3 2006
Gametrailers
Gamevideos
G4TV

Really upset by Ramin's arrest

The Iranian government should worry about feeding its people then arresting those who are writing books...


Lady sun says: Don't keep quiet about Ramin Jahanbegloo!

Another arrest... Ramin Jahanbegloo’s arrest reminds me of Sina Motallebi’s arrest, except for the fact that Sina was a friend and I don’t know Jahanbegloo very well... continue reading it

I Ordered A Pizza, But I Got A Dose Of Reality Instead

An intresting yet believable article on a pizza deliviry man who came to the authors door and said the unexpected.

Read the article here

May 18, 2006

India wants a robot army!

Sounds like Si-Fi now but it could happen...

India to embark upon robotics, remote tech weapons: PM
New Delhi, May 14: Observing that India`s indigenous defence research was "gaining in confidence", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country would soon embark upon production of cutting edge technology weapons in sensors, robotics, propulsion systems, stealth and fighting wars through use of remote technology.

Yahoo is trying hard!

I think they are getting better at this, check out their video search and also their new homepage | or theirsimplified search which looks like Google.

Yahoo Video

FAST FOOD NATION Trailer -- "The Big One"



Could be good ;)

Freakstreets

Description:
What were they thinking...?
You know what we're talking about.
You know of some weird ass street name in your neighborhood.
Click on the red markers to check these out, zoom in to see the awful truth, and you can also add your own.

Check it out, good for a laugh or guranteed to make you giggle at least ;)

Freakstreet

Ehsan the second father of Blogs in Iran!

He got engaged and announced it on the net ;)
congratulations to his engagement

Ehsan: Golnaz and I got engaged last night. I’m so happy and wanted to share this great feeling with you! :D

I consider him the second blogger because, he started blogging right after Hoder, and his blog was very enjoyable!

Note: this is not the first time that an Iranian blogger announces his engagement on their weblog.

David Guetta - Just A Little More Love

Lawmaker says Marines killed Iraqis 'in cold blood'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A decorated Marine colonel turned anti-war congressman said Wednesday that Marines killed at least 30 innocent Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" in Haditha in November, suggesting the attack is twice as bad as originally reported.

Somewhat related (Watch Lazy Ramadi)

May 17, 2006

BBC News 'wrong Guy' is revealed

BBC: The true identity of a man who was mistakenly interviewed on BBC News 24 has been revealed.
Guy Goma, a graduate from the Congo, appeared on the news channel in place of an IT expert after a mix-up.

Watch the video here, look at his face!!! link

May 15, 2006

Hashshashin

Wikipedia: The Hashshashin (also Hashishin, Hashashiyyin or Assassins) had a militant basis as a religious sect (often referred to as a cult) of Ismaili Muslims from the Nizari sub-sect. They were thought to be active in the 8th to 14th centuries.

Intresting read :)

May 14, 2006

Iran vs Israel

The final game of Asian Cup 1968. Iran won 2-1

May 13, 2006

Brown note

wikipedia:The brown note, according to an urban legend, is an infrasonic frequency that causes humans to lose control of their bowels due to resonance. Effective frequencies are reportedly between 5 and 9 Hz, below the audible range for humans (humans cannot hear below around 20 Hz). The brown note is unrelated to brown noise.

President says his letter to President Bush was invitation to Islam

IRNA: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that his letter to President George W. Bush did not concern the nuclear dossier, but rather was an invitation to Islam and the prophets culture.

Right from the Islamic republic agency! lol

May 11, 2006

How to be a man

Maddox's satiric Web site spawns popular book

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- For nearly 10 years, the Web site run by a man who goes by the name "Maddox" has amused and irritated thousands with a no-holds-barred brand of satire, leaving nothing sacred or safe.

Rare Mirage Lasts for 4 Hours off East China Shore

wow, it's amazing!

Click here

May 6, 2006

Benyamin Bahadori - “85”



Avaye Nakisa (Iran)
2006 (1384)

Bia2: Is it even possible that you have managed to miss the recent sensation caused by this mysterious Iran-based artist?! A couple of months ago some scattered songs surfaced on the internet from an artist by the name of Benyamin, who later showed himself to be Benyamin Bahadori!...



Also read an interview with him in Persian newspaper Shargh, and click here to download it.

Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei | Wikipedia

May 5, 2006

Garfield by Jim Davis

Here is a discusion made by the Comic Strip doctor!

Garfield is by far the most boring / un-original success comic strip in the world.

May 3, 2006

First Pet Hospital Opened in Iran

Opened in 2004 by Payam Mohebee

May 2, 2006

Iran Driving

WOW, If anyone invades this country which I doubt it... first thing they need to do is fix the roads and the whole system.

May 1, 2006

CHN’s Exclusive Interview with Juliette Binoche

Tehran, 12 April 2006_Ladan M. Sadeghioon (CHN) -- "Sharing feelings and thoughts is the abstract reality of life," said Juliette Binoche, famous French actress who traveled to Iran for a short visit by the invitation of the prominent Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami.

For those who don't remember her she was in that movie Chocolate ;) ... everyone who likes Chocolate should have watched that movie :D

Nancy Ajram - Ah Wa Nos

Arabic (Egyptian) music Video with Nancy singing it ;)

Linking Tehran and Tel Aviv

BBC:Hossein Derakhshan is a 31-year-old Iranian internet activist, based in Canada, who writes the bilingual weblog Editor: Myself. Here he writes about his first visit to Israel, which he undertook to challenge the stereotypes of both Iran and Israel.