Monday, 28 September 2009
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Ghostbusters didn’t quite have it, but by Miyamoto’s sacred arse it came closer than most.
Read the whole review here.
So, check out dark matter!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Tell that to Roy Sullivan, who was struck a total of Seven Times In his life.
He was struck in 1942, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976 and 1977. Supposedly, he developed a case of paranoia after the third time and became convinced a higher power was out to get him. Mind you, considering the odds of being struck by lightning ONCE in 80 years are 576,000 to one, and the odds of being struck by lightning seven times are 10^25 to one, can you blame him?
Strangely it was not the lightning that killed him. He killed himself over unrequited love.
I’m afraid I’ve mislead you somewhat here, as the odds of surviving a lightning strike are actually not all that bad. A bolt of lightning is a truly phenomenal piece of nature, a bolt lasts only a split second, but is hotter than the surface of the sun. Individual bolts are also not that large, in effect being struck by lightning is in many respects like being shot- with the added bonus that the wound is instantly cauterized.
Reports of people surviving lightning strikes abound, the most common injury is usually a burn, which while very painful and debilitating, is not usually fatal. Those who have had a direct strike land on their bodies often have holes or other full blown wounds to show for it, and if the strike passes through a vital organ, it will of course destroy it. The point is that being struck by lightening is not like being electrocuted per se (Although I wouldn’t handle electronics without a wriest strap immediately after a strike), it’s more like being shot with a high energy beam that burns through your body rather than relying on the kinetic energy of a bullet. Speaking of which…
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Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
I tend to go through phases of general happiness and contentedness, and then through periods of total moroseness and lethargy. This is of course a common element of the human condition. However, I have never been able to quantify the reasons behind these swings. Those who go through periods of joy and sadness can usually link specific events to the start or end of a period of a set disposition. For example, a promotion leading to a period of happiness and general wellbeing, or the death of a loved one leading to a period of angst and sadness.
Of course, I have my outlook set by external events within the process of my life, I laugh when entertained, and am angered when mistreated, so naturally if events over which I have no control conspire against me and my wishes, I have a tendency towards frustration. Likewise, when things are going my way, happiness abounds.
The problem I have is that often times I can observe upon my outlook, an effect without a cause. Why, when nothing in particular has happened of late to cause me concern, do I find myself anxious and fretting? Or when nothing has happened to cause it, do I find myself lethargic, apathetic and depressive? One could say that without proper stimulation, the human mind’s tendency is to move towards a discontented state. In short, without anything new, or interesting in our lives, even negative events, we naturally drift towards the dark end of the mental spectrum.
This effect is often seen in many higher animals, we are frequently told how dogs must be kept amused and busy, and a bored parrot is a recipe for a ruined home. Why then is it, that if these fallow periods continue I can find myself drifting beyond the bounds of my dark introspection, and into the light of happiness and all other things Walt Disney? Again, without any cause, the event transpires anyway. I eventually rise from dark ashes and walk again amongst the sunlight, my disposition much improved, my life more full, and my day more active.
I have pondered this problem considerably, especially today as I seem to have once again come out of the low ebb of the cycle, despite continuing tensions at work and a precarious financial situation. Based upon all available evidence available to me at this time, I can come up with only one conclusion as to why my cyclic moods continue to rule my life, despite my best efforts.
I need to get laid. Badly.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
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Researchers have sounded the alarm about trans fats in the Canadian diet.
In North America, Health Canada has responded by adopting the recommendations of the Trans Fat Task Force in relation to the amount of trans fat in Canadian foods . . .
You can find them: HERE
Monday, 8 June 2009
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Wednesday, 3 June 2009
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Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
1. Gamers shall have the right to return games that don't work with their computers for a full refund.
2. Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released in a finished state.
3. Gamers shall have the right to expect meaningful updates after a game's release.
4. Gamers shall have the right to demand that download managers and updaters not force themselves to run or be forced to load in order to play a game.
5. Gamers shall have the right to expect that the minimum requirements for a game will mean that the game will adequately play on that computer.
6. Gamers shall have the right to expect that games won't install hidden drivers or other potentially harmful software without their express consent.
7. Gamers shall have the right to re-download the latest versions of the games they own at any time.
8. Gamers shall have the right to not be treated as potential criminals by developers or publishers.
9. Gamers shall have the right to demand that a single-player game not force them to be connected to the Internet every time they wish to play.
10. Gamers shall have the right that games which are installed to the hard drive shall not require a CD/DVD to remain in the drive to play.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Hermaphroditism is a very interesting phenomenon. Hermaphrodites have both male and female reproductive organs. Some hermaphrodites are able to switch between being male or female while others are born with both reproductive organs and are given the option to choose a gender later in their life.
Hermaphroditism occurs in harsh ocean conditions because of sexual selection. Sexual selection is the competition over a mate and ultimately helps to advance the species. Sexual selection leads to hermaphroditism in some marine animals because many species have a difficult time finding mates in the harsh ocean conditions.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
You don’t f###ing deserve it.
Read the review here.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
The bomb was originally developed for use in World War II by America for fear that the German Nazis would acquire it first. The Germans did have plans to build an atomic bomb, however, due to poor organization, their bomb never made it past the planning stages.
Read the full article here!
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder which affects one’s day to day life. Those who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder may have obsessions with cleanliness, security, or anything else. These obsessions will then lead to illogical compulsions which do not make sense within the context of the obsession.
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Friday, 15 May 2009
The music industry today scored big points in France as a new law was passed which will have a dramatic impact on France’s online population. The new legislation will lead to the formation of a new government body which will operate a three strike rule, allowing the banning of users from the internet for a year if they repeatedly use file sharing services.
Previously, the bill had been voted down by the French government, but with the backing of Sarkozy (a pathetic wretch of a man), France’s president, the bill has now gone through.
Read the whole story here.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Even today, the descendants of these people, or those who live on the sites of old Burakumin villages face prejudice. Some companies refuse to hire the Burakumin, and the sites of the old villages are often targeted by graffiti and hate crimes.
Now, using old Japanese maps, google has added a new layer to its records of the region to show how Japan has changed throughout history. These maps also include details of the sites of old Burakumin villages, so now these places can be identified far more easily, and the Japanese government is concerned about the potential backlash against these communities.
Read the whole story here.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
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Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Despite continued opposition, labour has decided to go ahead with it's controversial idea to launch ID cards. The scheme begins today in the city of Manchester. at first the ID cards are going to be voluntary, but soon they will be compulsory for airport staff. The government aims to have everyone with an ID card by 2017.
I am begging the people of Manchester not to join this scheme. These ID cards are totally unnecessary, and are just another way for the government to keep tabs on the populace and invade out privacy.
Allow me to spell this out for everyone: WE ARE BECOMMING NAZI GERMANY.
Your grandparents and your parents fought and died for NOTHING. Fascism is coming, but the administration is playing the long game. People are being barred from entering Britain just for their political views. Many of these people are pricks, but it's their right to be a prick if they want.
The government continues to tighten its grip on telecommunications, logging all your contacts and accessing personal information on social networking sites. How long before they not only monitor who you are contacting via e-mail, but also what you are saying? How long before they listen to phone calls rather than just checking the log?
September 11th was a tragedy. July 7th was too, but for the love of the land people, we are not under threat. Terrorism is no bigger threat now than it was before.
Our government are the biggest terrorists, using fear to control the masses, and take away all the rights and liberties they claim to be protecting.
Sod it, the only people who ever take notice of these things are conspiracy nuts and acne ridden teenagers.
I'll just end by saying please, please say no to the ID card scheme. At the very least, it will save you some money. And it might save much more.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
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Whatever your reason for not getting the new Apple iPhone 3G, there are plenty of alternatives to it. Most of the major cellular providers have touchscreen phones, but many are not up to par with the standard set by the iPhone and its successor. I hope to help you in your decision for the best iPhone alternative!
Read the whole piece here.
Monday, 4 May 2009
1. Philip DeFranco a.k.a. sxephil, This youtube star became famous by posting short comedic strips about things in life, he also has a highlight described as the "Douche Bag of the Day." This entails one or two people who failed miserably at being a bad person, ie. robbing a bank and renting a hotel room next door. The Philly D show is well worth the watch!
View the other 4 Here!
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Islam discovered that the world was round long before even the birth of Jesus. The ancient Greeks calculated the weight and circumference of the planet, as well as the distance to the sun and moon.
Why would a culture going through a renaissance, much less one with a huge navy, suddenly forget these important lessons? You can see the world is round just by watching a ship coming over the horizon. The top of the mast appear first, then the rest of it, then the bulk of the ship.
He actually thought it was pear shaped.
read the whole list here
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Most of them suck.
However, I am always very grateful to those developers who are not afraid to experiment with new ideas, to explore new shores and bring us to new areas of game play. For every 10 screw ups we get, we get an idea that works. And that my friends, is evolution. Survival of the species most responsive to change (Incidentally, this is why the Point and click adventure went the way of the dodo).
But sometimes I don’t want to be part of a bold new experiment. Sometimes I just want to play something that I know will not surprise me, that I know has been approved by the masses for years. Something I know is not going to enthral me, but certainly won’t disappoint me. Enter the game of the hour, Tom Clancy’s HAWX.
Read it here.
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Friday, 1 May 2009
In some cases, pages have been filtered out and removed from the indexes; in other scenarios, publishers have been actually banned from Google and have lost future AdSense revenue and revenue that was due them.
I've heard from a number of publishers who have experienced duplicate content penalties. They are upset and angry, frustrated that they have been penalized because of either duplicate content or malicious activity carried out by
I've prepared Google's Duplicate Content Rule: Information That Sheds Light on Google's Policies for those who find wading through the FAQs at Google's site too laborious.
Article resources shed light on Google's indexing practices, steps that are designed to provide the most relevant results for searchers.
I hope this article helps to clarify issues that concern webmasters, publishers, and others who produce online content.
We’ve all heard the horror story. You’re mate’s dad’s nephew threw away his old computer, and three days later his credit card information had been stolen! There was this company right, and they threw away old PC’s and hackers nicked the computers and got loads of personal information they sold to spammers!
Cases like this DO happen, but this doesn’t mean they’re common. With a little effort, you can ensure no data at all survives on your old hard drive. In order to understand this half truth, and how you can make sure this doesn’t happen to you, we need to look at how a hard drive works.
Imagine your hard drive is a giant library. Every library has a reception desk, in the case of the hard drive, we call this the index file. Now when you run a program, your computer needs to get the program from your hard drive. So it goes to the index file and asks where all the information on the hard drive is.
Just like when you go to the library and ask where a book is.
When you delete something from your hard drive, it isn’t actually removing the data, it’s only removing it’s entry from the index file. So as far as your computer is concerned, that data no longer exists, even though it is physically still there. That’s where the myth comes from!
But, when you put information on your hard drive (Say installing a new game), the index file looks for gaps in the bookshelf to put the new program. Remember, as far as the computer is concerned, a file that isn’t listed in the index does not exist, so if it finds that the spot on the hard drive previously occupied by the removed file is big enough for the new program, it will write over the old file with the new one.
Hard drives store data using magnetism, so the new magnetic pattern destroys the old one. Without getting too technical, bits of the old program may survive, and can be rebuilt by specialist programs.
There are many programs that will fill up your hard drive with ‘junk data’ overriding everything on the drive, then they’ll do it again and again and again until all that’s present on the drive is a junk string of 0’s and 1’s. Many of these are available free online.
There’s also a low tech solution too. It’s called a hammer.
Read the article in it's entirety here.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Triond- Writing online articles. They take exclusive rights to your work, but offer consistent payments though.
Xomba- You can write almost anything, but money is made by advert clicks on your articles. Therefore no clicks, no money. But saying that you can make a lot of money if people do click your articles. It also offers cash prize competitions, which I have won twice! These have been temporarily put on hold, but will be relaunched when the website is updated in the comming few weeks.
Bukisa- Similar to Triond, but you keep rights to your work. Also, you need to do how to or informative articles.
Blogspot. Put some adverts on your blog, and gain money when people click!
Zlio- This is an intersting idea. You set up an online shop, and then resell items on behalf of another merchant. You never have to handle goods yourself. If you write reviews, then linking to a product in your shop could result in a nice kickback...
Some of these offer referral schemes. I’ve included my referral within the link, so if you do join, please join using those links. You will not suffer any loss of earnings, the websites just pay me a little, and if you do decide to join then get in touch and I will help you out any way I can. They are NOT just pyramid schemes!
Out of all of these the one I've had the most success with is Triond. However, I spend 90% of my time making money online using triond. I have however just started using Bukisa, and so far I have to say that it looks even more promising than triond.
Whichever of these you choose, it will NOT be easy or quick to make money from these sites. However they are not scams. If you love what you do though, You'll find them very rewarding.
Anti matter was predicted to exist by the brilliant British Mathematician Paul Dirac in 1928, and the simplest form of anti matter (Positrons- positively charged electrons), where detected a few years later in cosmic rays. Since then, anti matter has inspired science fiction writers and theorists alike with many wild ideas. CERN, famous as being the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) also contains facilities for experimenting with anti matter.
In this short series of articles, I will be looking at anti matter and illustrating just how powerful it is. Those of you who don’t have any background in physics need not worry, I’ll explain everything step by step (though a little knowledge of maths will help)!
Read the whole article here
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
1. MegaVideo- The biggest downside to MegaVideo is the 72 minute watch limit. However the only thing required is viewing a single popup to watch an entire movie! To watch any movies free online
under 72 minutes MEgaVideo is probably the best source out there! A second and less serious downfall is that they are getting shut down on a regular basis for a day or so at a time, which is at times frustrating!
2. TV Shack- TV Shack isn't a hosting network it is merely a sharing source. You can view most any movie on one source or another or it will list multiple sources if one doesn't work or is buffering too much, I would say second best online because it encompasses all the websites for your viewing ease!
View the full list Here! :)
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
You think it is fine since it is a day off you don't need to shower, well your gross! You argue "Well I am not going to see anyone today why bother"! Personally I keep clean for my own good not yours, I don't mean to be rude or offensive, (OK maybe a little!) but I don't care what you think I enjoy being clean! So the girl/guy thinks it is OK too! Well then go to have a nice relaxing sit down on the couch watching reruns and sitting in your own B.O. i don't find that overly attractive!
Your teeth have something called an enamel, some people brush obsessive compulsively, good job. however others only brush when they have a hot date, which to me is ironic because what do you do when your married? Better yet, what do you do when your teeth are disgusting and no one can listen to you without a gas mask?! Yes, you need to consider these things before you are overly lazy with yourself!
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Monday, 27 April 2009
Here's where you, yes YOU come in! I need someone to help me fill up this blog and keep it ticking over. And I think you've got the right stuff. You can post anything provided it's not overly adult. You can post opinions, links to blogs, promote your own work, promote other peoples, or just share cool stuff you've found with the rest of the world!
You'll need to be able to post as least once a week, preferably more often. Feel free to adopt any style you like, just remember to keep it short and sweet and always link to the original website (if there is one).
Do you want to apply? Then leave a comment below with your e-mail address, and I will get back to you ASAP. Alternatively, if you are not comfortable leaving your e-mail here, then feel free to leave alternative details (I use face book if you want to use that instead name Evis Tyrer).
Sunday, 26 April 2009
In this 10 part article, I will be outlining the different key issues on the budget and what they mean for the British public, the environment and the economy.
To read the whle article, click here.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Why not check out this fully illustrated, complete with diagrams, tounge in cheeck article? Designed using the most advanced computers available to the author!
Monday, 20 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
There is NOTHING illegal about the pirate bay. No illegal content is hosted on their servers. No illegal software, no movies, no music, nothing. All the pirate bay does is act like a search engine for torrents. Anyone can upload a torrent to the pirate bay, and it’s free and open for all to use. So therefore it stands to reason that it is a resource that will be abused, like CD burners, Image files… and oh… the internet in general.
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Thursday, 16 April 2009
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I began playing resident evil five on Saturday the 11th of April 2009, and finished it nine and a half hours later. I’ve not played a game through from start to finish in one sitting since metal gear solid 3: Snake eater.
In my review of the last remnant, I began by saying that the game wasn’t all that good. Then I sang it’s praises for three pages. Here, I will be doing the opposite.Resident Evil five is a pretty fun game, but the frustrations are many, and some of them made me want to throttle small children. So here we go, Resident evil.... FIVE!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
The Conficker virus is one of the most virulent and successful computer viruses experts have ever seen. It has already infected millions of computers worldwide, and recently it began to change. But what is it? How do you stop it? All these questions will be answered here.
The frogs have struck a blow against the music industry for us. The music giants tried to push for a bill that could see people barred from the internet, but failed. But could there be further reaching issues with this bill?
Read the whole story here, and make up your own mind!
Monday, 6 April 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
Like the moon landings 40 years ago, the LHC is a great accomplishment of science, but is ultimately nothing more than a white elephant. It does nothing to actually improve ourselves as a society, with the possible exception of smiling and feeling smug that we can do it.
We should emphasise spending in areas that will tackle our immediate problems- Climate change, AIDS, Cancer, The energy crisis and so forth. Spending should still be given to purely academic pursuits, but not so much as is given to research into areas that will ultimately provide solutions to problems.