Cattle class could take on an entirely new meaning in air travel if Airbus goes through with its latest wheeze. According to a report, the European plane maker is floating the idea of standing-room only at the back. Passengers in the standing section would be propped against a padded backboard and held in place with a harness.
This idea is coming from an airline that recently unveiled the world's biggest passenger jet, the A380, a double-decker behemoth capable of carrying 555 passengers. Depending on the configuration, the plane is big enough to have a casino, nurseries, shops and bars.
Seats are getting thinner and closer together already so standing room is the logical next step. Train and tube commuters regularly have to stand face-to-armpit for hours, so perhaps it is not so absurd to entertain the notion of passengers standing for an hour or two as they jet off to the Med for the weekend.
But long flights could be a stretch even for backpackers. It is hard to envisage someone making the 26-hour flight from London to Sydney without a seat.
Let’s just get down to brass tacks. Have you ripped off Microsoft’s operating system? Are you a thief? And now you are pissed off because Microsoft keeps reminding you that you stole from them?
If so, this site will show you how to further thwart Microsoft’s efforts to get you to pay for what you are using. You did not think they would let you steal from them forever did you?
Windows XP Pirates have again found workaround methods to bypass the new Microsoft Anti-Piracy effort - Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications that notifies you through annonying pop-up messages if your copy of Windows is not genuine.
I am a girl on the internet. Yes, I said it. A girl on the internet. There really are quite a few of us. I can type. I can play games with the best of you. And you, my friend, are about to get owned by a girl.
I've been watching and observing the internet for quite some time now. It's like a science project with the usual control and variables. The control is: I am a girl. The variables are the medium through which this fact is expressed. The results all point to the same paradoxical conclusion: I am a girl, but girls do not exist on the internet.
My adventures on the internet have led me to learn many things about myself. I'm not a girl and I do not exist on the internet. I do not play games and do not know how to turn on my computer. I did not build my own PC, nor did I buy a video game. I do not own a headset and do not play first person shooters and MMOGs. My life on the internet is an intricate, well planned lie.
When I look at myself, I see a girl on the internet and a girl with an internet life. I see a girl who loves to play games and kill the dirty Alliance faction in WoW. I see a girl who can bunny hop with the best of them and keep her kills higher than her deaths in Counter Strike. I can talk the talk and walk the walk. But I am not a girl on the internet, because as I've been told before, I do not exist.
You can turn over keyboard and get a mid-afternoon snack.
9. You used up a brand new vacuum bag and it's still dirty. 7. The ants have taken the 'w', 'v', and 'Esc' keys. 6. Some of the keys are depressing themselves.
5. You need the drivers and can't tell if it's a Logitech or MS keyboard. 4. You may be typing with the *other* hand, but still... dude! 3. Even the roaches refuse to crawl over it. 2. People ask for a set of rubber gloves before using your computer. 1. Your roommate says he loves your Chia keyboard.
Cotton-fabric that comes in a can. Once sprayed onto your body, the pressurized liquid turns instantly into a fabric. Each squirt from the can sends thousands of cotton fibers splattering against your skin.
The fibers then bend together to form a disposable garment that peels away when you undress. Since the fibers are delivered in a diffused form, other elements can easily be added, like perfumes, pigments or treatments.
ASHLEE SIMPSON has a new nose and a new look and is now considering showing it all off in the pages of Playboy, according to media reports in the US. The famous men's magazine has reportedly offered the singer $4 million (GBP2.2 million) to strip for the cameras.
A source tells American publication In Touch Weekly the 21-year-old is seriously considering the offer. The insider says, "Ashlee figures she's never looked better, so this may be the perfect time to do it. "She feels confident and sexy and thinks this is one way for her to separate her image from (sister) Jessica's." Simpson's musician boyfriend, BRAXTON OLITA, is said to be supportive of the idea.
Experience shows that the best way to piss off a mullet is to use the word mullet, so it has become easy to make fun of them in their presence with out them ever even having a clue, there are alot of "code" words you can use around mullets that they will not understand; Mud Flap, Buisness in front, party in back, Ten ninety.
Consider the following, and use them freely!
Buisness in Front, Party in Back - Beaver Paddle - Ape Drape - Achy Breaky Mistakey
Squirell Pelt - Soccer Mullet - Skullet Mullet - Shorty Long Back
Anyone who has seen Star Wars knows all about the Sith, an ancient order of Force-practitioners devoted to the dark side.
As fictional as these lightsaber-wielders may seem, they actually have a basis in reality. Genuine secret societies have existed for centuries, conducting their business in darkened backrooms, and more often than not, exerting a mysterious influence upon our culture.
Skull and Bones Order of the Bull’s Blood Krypteia The Fenian Brotherhood Club of Rome The Bilderberg Group Beati Paoli The Knights of Columbus The Illuminati Freemasonry
The world's second richest man - who's now worth $44 billion - tells editor-at-large Carol Loomis he will start giving away 85% of his wealth in July - most of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Buffett has pledged to gradually give 85% of his Berkshire stock to five foundations. A dominant five-sixths of the shares will go to the world's largest philanthropic organization, the $30 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose principals are close friends of Buffett's (a connection that began in 1991, when a mutual friend introduced Buffett and Bill Gates).
"Brace yourself," Buffett warned with a grin. He then described a momentous change in his thinking. Within months, he said, he would begin to give away his Berkshire Hathaway fortune, then and now worth well over $40 billion.
This news was indeed stunning. Buffett, 75, has for decades said his wealth would go to philanthropy but has just as steadily indicated the handoff would be made at his death. Now he was revising the timetable.
I travel a lot and one of my favorite destinations leads North from Kiev, towards so called Chernobyl "dead zone", which is 130kms from my home. Why my favorite? Because one can take long rides there on empty roads.
On the Friday evening of April 25, 1986, the reactor crew at Chernobyl-4, prepared to run a test the next day to see how long the turbines would keep spinning and producing power if the electrical power supply went off line. This was a dangerous test, but it had been done before. As a part of the preparation, they disabled some critical control systems - including the automatic shutdown safety mechanisms.
At 1:23 AM, the operator moved to shut down the reactor in its low power mode and a domino effect of previous errors caused an sharp power surge, triggering a tremendous steam explosion which blew the 1000 ton cap on the nuclear containment vessel to smithereens.
It was this graphite fire that released most of the radiation into the atmosphere and troubling spikes in atmospheric radiation were measured as far away as Sweden - thousands of miles away. The causes of the accident are described as a fateful combination of human error and imperfect technology.
Radiation will stay in the Chernobyl area for the next 48.000 years, but humans may begin repopulating the area in about 600 years - give or take three centuries. The experts predict that, by then, the most dangerous elements will have disappeared - or been sufficiently diluted into the rest of the world's air, soil and water.
I'm aware of the made up declarations about me that have recently begun to appear on the Internet and in emails as "Chuck Norris facts." I've seen some of them. Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. Who knows, maybe these made up one-liners will prompt young people to seek out the real facts as found in my recent autobiographical book, "Against All Odds?" They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, "The Justice Riders," released this month. I'm very proud of these literary efforts. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris defines love as the reluctance to murder. If you’re still alive, it’s because Chuck Norris loves you.
At times something well hidden can be almost as secure as stashing it away in an actual safe. Once installed this Wall Outlet Mini Safe looks like an ordinary power outlet (though all the outlets I’ve ever seen have the ground on the bottom) but is able to pull out from the wall and store some of your smaller valuables.
While the Outlet Safe can be ‘locked’ so that it doesn’t just fall out of the wall at an inopportune time, the lock itself doesn’t actually use a combination or unique way to secure it. So odds are if a would-be thief were to stumble across the Outlet Safe its contents would probably be as good as gone.
There was a time when Microsoft ads were a bit more entertaining than the current "dinosaur head" offerings which have of late been baffling adults and scaring small children worldwide.
The proof comes in this hitherto-unseen-in-the-civilised-world shocker for MS Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003:
Fantastic. For the record, an MS operative confirmed this morning that this is "an old advertisement which ran only in New Zealand for a short period and is no longer being used". For the love of all that's Holy, why not?
Let's face it, this is the only advertising campaign ever to give Linux programmers the vaguest hope that they might one day have sex with a real woman. Old school?
Triumph International is presenting an unusual and very special fashion show in Munich to celebrate the 2006 World Cup. Two days before the official FIFA Opening Ceremony and the first match of the series. The fashion show will be held in Munich.
The highlight will be the presentation of exclusive football bras, specially designed for Triumph and modelled by the girlfriends of some of the world's best footballers.
The internationally celebrated top model Raica Oliveira, girlfriend of Brazil's international player Ronaldo, joins Alena Seredova, girlfriend of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Pamela Diaz, wife of the famous Chilean player Manuel Neila of Union Española, will present the creations of football bras specially designed for Triumph from a London design school. As a big fan of the German national team, Lena Gercke, winner of the successful Heidi Klum TV Show "Germany's next Top Model" will be present to support the top class trio on the catwalk.
This sequel to the 2002 hit, based on the infamous MTV series in which Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and company regularly put their health and dignity on the line in an attempt to shock and amuse, gets the old gang back together for another round of gross and alarming fun.
How do I use lunchclock? You simply enter the details of your working day and the desired lunch period extension, then click on 'Launch lunchclock'. lunchclock launches in a new browser window, and displays a large clock. You can press F11 to make the window go full-screen. Simply run lunchclock on a computer in a prominent position in your office or workplace. lunchclock has most effect when your boss can see both your desk and the lunchclock at the same time. Alternatively, run lunchclock on your own computer so everybody around you can see what time you're running on - but don't forget to turn off your screen saver.
How does lunchclock work? lunchclock uses a chrono-distortion algorithm to calculate how much to speed up or slow down the clock based on the details of your working day and your desired lunch period extension. If, for example, your lunch period is 12:00 until 13:00, and you set a lunch period extension of 1 hour, lunchclock runs fast during the morning and reaches 12:00 when it is really 11:30. lunchclock then runs slow and reaches 13:00 when it is really 13:30. lunchclock then runs fast again until the end of your working day.
Most Telemarketers use what is called Predictive Dialers, which are PCs with software that dials ever number in a phone exchange until it gets lucky. Now you can use their own technology against them, and it's legal.
Here is how their system works: the dialer calls your number, you answer, and you have probably notice the line appears dead after you said, "Hello". What their computer is doing is listening for a short burst of audio, your "HELLO", followed by a period of silence. With this heard, it will log your phone number as valid and transfer the call to an available telemarketer, the reason for the delay before someone comes on line.
Now, if their computer receives a long audio burst (an answering machine) " Hello, this is Alan Carlton", then it will disconnect, but it will log you phone number as valid, for a later call-back. Oh Lovely! Some are even capable of detecting Fax tones and will even transmit a fax trying to sell selling something you're probably are not interested in. However, do not answer, or when you do answer the phone, or if fax tones are detected, or if it detects an answering machine, in all four (4) cases IT LOGS YOUR NUMBER AS A GOOD PHONE NUMBER FOR FUTURE CALL- BACK --- PLUS THE COMPANY IS ALSO SELLING THESE VERIFIED VALID NUMBERS LIST TO OTHER TELEMARKETERS.
A SIMPLE WAY TO STAY OFF THE LIST IS TO USE THEIR OWN TECHNOLOGY AGAINST THEM.
The predictive dialer's software also looks for NON-valid phone numbers, and there is a simple way you can make your phone number appear invalid to the telemarketers’ computers, thus they do not call back and accumulate no database, at least with your number, to sell other Telemarketers.
Here is how to do it: If you call a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service you will hear 3 short tones, "doo...dah...dee", thanks to Ma-Bell. Each time you Refresh this page you should hear, "doo...dah...dee". The actual frequency of these tones are 985.2 Hz, 1370.6 Hz, and 1776.7 Hz. Guess what the telemarketers’ software does when it detects these 3 tones at the beginning of your outgoing message? It thinks it has reached a line that is disconnected or is no longer in service. So, it disconnects and does not log your phone number as a working number. BINGO!
Ever wonder who the silhouetted girl in the Apple iPod ads is? This is the first time that Mandy Coulton, a 26-year-old dancer from Los Angeles, has been revealed as the body behind the hugely successful ad campaign for Apple's iPod music players. More than 20 million iPods have been sold since it was introduced in 2001.
She was paid a flat fee of $1,500 for the shoot - a tiny fraction of the billions Apple has reaped from the sale of its sleek portable player. But Coulton - posing here with one of her ads - says it still wasn't enough to buy one of the must-have gadgets.
"At the time, $1,500 seemed a lot of money - but now my picture is absolutely everywhere. But I'm not bitter or anything," the stunning brunette said.
"I would like one - but $400 for an iPod is too much for me at the moment. I can't justify spending that much money when I have day-to-day stuff to pay for, like the car and rent."
Riley Keough is not your average 16-year-old. Other teens might earn summer cash by folding T-shirts at the Gap. Elvis Presley's granddaughter, meanwhile, is the face of Christian Dior's Miss Dior Chérie perfume.
The scent, which was launched this summer and retails for $65 and $85 at Saks Fifth Avenue, counts Julia Stiles, Emmy Rossum and Marcia Cross among its fans. And it has Riley's face on the poster. Seeing her face staring back at her in magazines is "a little weird, but it's cool, too," Riley says..
The teenager is a veteran in front of the camera. She appeared in a Vogue cover with her mom, Lisa Marie, and grandmother, Priscilla Presley, last August and has ad campaigns for David Yurman and Dior fashion under her belt.
Do you have what it takes to stand with the big boys? This urinal configuration is in a sample men’s room. A red stick man standing at the urinal indicates that that position is occupied. You are to identify correctly, based on urinal etiquette, at which stall you are to stand. Good Luck!
NO Talking, unless it's a good friend... but even then, keep it terse and unemotional. This ain't no clubhouse.
I don't think we need to tell you, absolutely NO touching of anyone other than yourself. A touch of another's elbow is of the highest offense.
Glances are for purposes of acknowledgment only..."Yeah, I see you there. I will not look again".
Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is Canada’s National Tower, the World's Tallest Building, an important telecommunications hub, and the centre of tourism in Toronto.
Each year, approximately 2 million people visit the CN Tower to take in the breath-taking view and enjoy all the attractions it has to offer.
The CN Tower was built in 1976 by Canadian National (CN) who wanted to demonstrate the strength of Canadian industry by building a tower taller than any other in the world. In 1995, the CN Tower became a public company and ownership of the Tower was transferred to Canada Lands (CLC) Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development.
Although the CN Tower inspires a sense of pride and inspiration for Canadians and a sense of awe for tourists, its origins are firmly rooted in practicality. The construction boom in Toronto in the 1960's transformed the skyline characterized by relatively low buildings into one dotted with skyscrapers. These new buildings caused serious communication problems. With its microwave receptors at 338 m (1,109 ft.) and 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches) antenna, the CN Tower swiftly solved the communication problems with room to spare. As a result people living in the Toronto area now enjoy some of the clearest reception in North America.
The CN Tower is situated on Front Street which is located in the heart of the Entertainment District. The CN Tower is easily accessible from Union Station as well as many major streets and highways. For a broader sense of the CN Tower's location, it is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
It looks like Microsoft is planning to crash Sony's PS3 launch party by dropping the price of the Xbox 360 this coming Christmas. A source close to Microsoft says consumers can expect a price drop of almost $100.
The source also revealed according to Britxbox.co.uk that the Xbox 360 hardware team are now busy redesigning the chips supplied by ATI and IBM to cut costs and allow a price drop to coincide with the release of Sony's Playstation 3.
If this holds true you will be able to buy an Xbox 360 for half the price of the PS3 this Xmas. This will certainly put Microsoft in a very lucrative position when the next-gen console war starts for real later this year.
The White House Greetings Office Thank you for your interest in a greeting from President Bush. The White House Greetings Office handles as many requests as possible, in accordance with a set of long-standing guidelines.
Other greetings offered by Good ol' George Bush. A limited number of special occasions other than birthdays and anniversaries exist for which the Greetings Office will send appropriate recognition to United States citizens. These occasions include important events such as:
Wedding Baby's Birth Eagle Scout Award MoPo Forum Member Award Girl Scout Gold Award Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion
Just days before the first bull run in Pamplona, hundreds of activists, most wearing little more than a red scarf and horns, will take to the streets for the annual “Running of the Nudes”.
Compassionate and fun-loving people from around the world meet in Spain every year to show the city that it doesn’t need to torture animals for tourism. The “Running of the Nudes” is not a race – it’s a rally, a reunion and, most of all, a rocking party! Is this your idea of a good time? Get an eyeful of the festivities from previous nude runs – luckily, our bull buddies love to take pictures – and then join the fun!
Every year, thousands of visitors from around the world arrive in Pamplona, Spain, to join in the “Running of the Bulls”. But tourists are often appalled when they see terrified animals racing through streets that are packed with drinking, brawling people.
A young woman grows up and ages over many decades. By speeding up the action more than 200 million times, we can see the effect of time on her face. Wrinkles gradually appear and then deeply line her face. Her smile, however, seems timeless, lasting through the many phases of her life.
This animation was created using a series of eight photographs, that were taken over the span of a woman's lifetime. A set of images, called key frames, was created from these photographs to show how she looked at different times in her life. The key frames gradually transform from one to the other through a process called morphing.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates announced Thursday he will transition away from a daily role at the software company he co-founded to focus on the charitable work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates, 50, will continue on as the company’s chairman after transferring his duties over a two-year period.
“This was a hard decision for me,” said Gates, who founded the world’s largest software company with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975. “I’m very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft is as bright as ever.”
Two teen-age girls were banned from a church festival in Greenwood after flashing their breasts to get extended time on one of the amusment rides, police said.
Police Chief Joe Pitcher said a festival worker extended the carnival ride to more than 20 minutes for the girls, ages 17 and 18. Officers assigned to festival security questioned the teens. Both admitted to pulling down their shirt tops while on the Orbiter ride at last weekend’s Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church festival, a police report said.
The incident occurred late Saturday night after most people had left, police said. Both girls were banned from the property for the remainder of the festival, which ended Sunday.
Massachusetts police are investigating the discovery of large quantities of drugs found inside merchandise from two Home Depot stores in Massachusetts, local police said Wednesday.
According to the Tewksbury Police Department, a contractor late last week discovered two 50 pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot Store in Tewksbury, said Chief of Detectives Lt. Dennis Peterson.
LA based car dealer Mark Johnston bought the car of his dreams a Mercedes AMG CLK-GTR Limited Edition Roadster for $ 1.7 million. Only 5 of these speed machines were made and this baby had entered the Guiness book of records as the most expensive production car.
Mr Johnston was the proud owner of the only CLK-GTR in North America. The silver AMG Roadster is a product of DaimlerChrysler’s long collaboration with H.W.A. and Mercedes-AMG, two German manufacturers of racing and high-end performance vehicles. But the car proved to be an expensive peice of scrap metal as after crusing in it for the first time after covering 10 city blocks the oil light came up which has not been fixed yet.
After this the roadster’s transmission failed to shift properly. Additionally, the hydraulic jack system failed and the windows became unglued, Mercedes sent and engineer from Germany who dismantled the car and took with him a number of parts to Germany to never install them again.
Pwned - A corruption of the word "Owned." This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned." Instead, it said, so-and-so "has been pwned."
We get many pictures of “corset piercings” sent in. At this point they’ve become one of the most popular forms of surface piercings, and for good reason — they’re a very pretty, sexy piercing that can be extremely complimentary visually.
Running out of ideas to name their 15th child, a Belgian couple submitted an ad in a local newspaper to get help from the public with ideas.
The couple, Brigitte Dillen and Ivo Driessens, from Merksem, have given all their children names ending with 'y' but cannot think of yet another one for their latest addition.
The new baby will be a brother or sister for Wendy (20), Cindy (18), Jimmy (17), Brendy (16), Sonny (15), Sandy (14), Purdy (13), Chardy (9), Yorry (8), Yony (6), Britney (5), Yenty (3), Ruby (2) and Xanty (1).
According to Ananova.com, the father says: "My wife has said she wants to stop having babies after her 40th birthday. She's 37 now. We still have time for twins."
A great movie poster is a hard thing to find. Most posters are cut and paste jobs that don't sell the movie very well at all. A great poster should intrigue, shock, inspire & excite. It should be aesthetically beautiful or original. Above all, it should be so memorable that a single glance will be instantly recognizable.
A woman woke up over the weekend to find a man she didn't know climbing into her bed, according to police.
Eva Olson, 40, said she felt her bed move and heard the man say he wanted to talk to her, according to police.
Olson didn't know William O'Dell, 48, of Sheridan, but O'Dell allegedly told police he knew Olson because she was a bartender. He allegedly said he'd stopped by her house to visit. Olson asked O'Dell to leave, then showed him out the door without incident.
Apple's iPods are made by mainly female workers who earn as little as £27 per month, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday yesterday. The report, 'iPod City', offers photographs taken from inside the factories that make Apple music players, situated in China and owned by Foxconn.
The Mail visited some of these factories and spoke with staff there. It reports that Foxconn's Longhua plant houses 200,000 workers, remarking: "This iPod City has a population bigger than Newcastle's."
The report claims Longhua's workers live in dormitories that house 100 people, and that visitors from the outside world are not permitted. Workers toil for 15-hours a day to make the iconic music player, the report claims. They earn £27 per month. The report reveals that the iPod nano is made in a five-storey factory (E3) that is secured by police officers.
Another factory in Suzhou, Shanghai, makes iPod shuffles. The workers are housed outside the plant, and earn £54 per month - but they must pay for their accommodation and food, "which takes up half their salaries", the report observes.
Consumers using GBuy, which is set for release on June 28, will be taken off the merchant's site to complete the payment. This will enable Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) to capture e-commerce transaction data, driving more precise targeting in future searches.
GBuy looks to be a direct competitor to PayPal's "off-eBay" initiative, which is still early in its development, Rohan added. During the beta phase, Google will not charge merchants for its payment service. After some period, the analyst believes Google will charge 1.5% to 2%, in-line to slightly below that of PayPal.
Hollywood cutie Jessica Alba is so hot, she even gets dolphins horny when she goes scuba diving. The actress discovered the cetacean mammals got aroused by her presence when she was shooting dolphin drama Flipper.
She told MTV: "I don't know if anybody knows this but dolphins get excited, even when you are a human being - and they have long, long... (penises). "I didn't know this until I was being poked by a few of them, which was very rude.
Apparently the testimony of Guardian Angels-founder and radio host Curtis Silwa in the trial of John "Junior" Gotti, the man accused of devising a 1992 attempt on Silwa's life, just wasn't interesting enough for Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin.
According to the New York Daily News, Silwa told the paper he spotted the judge playing a game of Bikini Water Pistol while he was giving testimony at Gotti's trial last year. The article makes no mention of any other witnesses having seen the judge playing MoPo Flash Games, and Scheindlin herself didn't return the papers requests for comment.
Silwa has suggested the judge remove herself from the case as a result. In calling for the judge to step down, Silwa referenced a February incident in which New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired a city employee after finding the man playing the MoPo Arcade on his computer at work.
"Should a federal judge be playing MoPo Arcade Games when an employee of the New York City government gets fired for playing MoPo Arcade?" Sliwa told the paper. "I don't think any of us are that good at multitasking. To me that's an abuse and an outrage."
Internet phone provider Vonage is being sued in a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought stock in the company prior to its initial public offering.
The suit filed on Friday in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by the Atlanta-based law firm Motley Rice asserts that the Internet telephony provider, its officers and the IPO's underwriters misled investors.
Vonage had taken the unusual step of offering about 13.5 percent of its IPO shares to customers. The complaint alleges that Vonage's officers decided to offer shares to customers because they knew institutional investors who normally buy IPOs would be reluctant to buy Vonage stock. Vonage has consistently lost money and has never been profitable.
Consumers should stop using the recalled cameras and contact HP as they have developed a firmware update that prevents the camera from applying a charge to a non-rechargeable battery. Consumers can download this update at www.hp.com or contact HP directly. Do not use single-use, non-rechargeable batteries until the firmware has been updated. Consumers are encouraged to update the firmware even if they do not use or intend to use a non-rechargeable battery.
The digital camera can cause certain non-rechargeable batteries, such as the Duracell CP-1, to overheat when the camera is connected to an AC adapter or docking station, posing a fire hazard. HP has received one report of a camera catching fire, damaging the camera and its docking station, and causing minor smoke damage to the room. No injuries have been reported.
A federal judge, miffed at the inability of opposing attorneys to agree on even the slightest details of a lawsuit, ordered them to settle their latest dispute with a game of "rock, paper, scissors." The argument was over a location to take the sworn statement of a witness in an insurance lawsuit.
In an order signed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell scolded both sides and ordered them to meet at a neutral location at 4 p.m. June 30 to play a round of the hand-gesture game often used to settle childhood disputes. If they can't agree on the neutral location, he said, they'll play on the steps of the federal courthouse.
Last year, officials of the auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's engaged in the game to decide who would get to sell a $17.8 million collection of art offered by a Japanese electronics company. Christie's won.
Computex 2006 Acer demo'd its monster 20.1in widescreen notebook - you can't honestly call this beast a laptop, and even the word 'notebook' seems inappropriate - at Computex this week, one of four machines it is preparing to offer with built-in HD DVD drives.
The Aspire 9800 is a seriously big machine. Acer didn't say what the notebook's dimensions are - or, perhaps wisely, reveal its weight. But you can see from our pics, the screen section's almost as thick as the business end.
The display is a 20.1in, 1,680 x 1,050 job driven by an Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics chip with 256MB of dedicated video memory. The notebook has a couple of TV tuners inside too, one digital, the other analogue. There's a DVI-D port to hook the machine up to an HD TV - the notebook can pump out HDCP-protected content.
As of June 7, it is now a felony in the state of Washington to play poker on the Internet. The bill, S.S.B. No. 6613, has stirred up great anxiety in poker forums. Many feel, correctly, that they have been blind-sided.
I searched the databases of Washington newspapers and could find almost nothing written about the law as it was making its way through the Legislature. In fact, when the Seattle Times published an article about bills to make Internet gambling a crime, it only mentioned proposals pending in Congress.
Washington is probably the only state to expressly make it a crime to merely bet online. It certainly is the only state to make it a felony. A "Class C felony" means a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
We invite you to be among the first to experience the clarity that Windows Vista can bring to your world. The Windows Vista Customer Preview Program makes a pre-release edition of Windows Vista Ultimate broadly available to the public for the first time.
One year ago, Hank Gerbus had his hard drive replaced at a Best Buy store in Cincinnati. Six months ago, he received one of the most disturbing phone calls of his life.
"Mr. Gerbus," Gerbus recalls a stranger named Ed telling him. "I just bought your hard drive in Chicago."
Gerbus, a 77-year-old retiree, was alarmed. He knew the old hard drive was loaded with his personal information -- his Social Security number, account numbers and details of his retirement investments. But that's not all. The computer also included data on his wife, Roma, and their children and grandchildren, including some of their Social Security numbers.
In June 2005, when Gerbus took his computer to Best Buy for repairs after a hard drive crash, he knew the drive was a potential hot potato. So when a clerk there told him it had to be replaced, he asked for the damaged hardware back.
Ed told Mr. Gerbus he'd purchased the drive at a flea market for $25, Hank Gerbus recalls. The two made arrangements to return the hardware to its rightful owner. But Gerbus has no idea who else might have seen the personal information in the interim
Silly Putty has been around for 50 years, and in that time it’s become an international toy classic. Now you can purchase a 5-lb. block of original Silly Putty. The block comes in a box. No plastic eggs are included. Share pieces of this 5-lb. blob with classmates, co-workers, family and friends. This makes a great conversation item and party activity for all ages! Silly Putty is recommended for children ages 3 and older.
Well if you really want to win a digital camera - submit your design " be as creative and artistic " as you like. Using Photoshop is OK, we actually recommend it. Create you MoPo Logo/T-shirt design and possibly win a digital camera.
1st Place: D-link Digital Camera - $149 Value:
The D-Link DSC-350F fits two different types of cameras into one conveniently sized camera. Take the DSC-350F with you on trips and use it as a digital camera. Or you can connect it to your computer and chat with friends or family over the internet as a PC webcam. And with many advanced features, you will have all the functionality you would expect from each type of camera.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are embroiled in a plagiarism storm after a US radio presenter accused the band of stealing copyright work from Tom Petty.
The Californian bands latest single 'Dani California' is said to be a complete rip-off of the Tom Petty track 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'. The accusation was revealed by Dan Gaffney during his morning radio show on WGMD in Delaware in the US.
Station producer Jared Morris also lent his input into the accusation, he said: “The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme… they’re identical.”
The controvery surrounding the track is expected to gather pace in the coming weeks, Gaffney has already posted this MP3 to show the uncanny similarities between the two tracks and to help people make their own decisions on whether the band ripped off the 90's hit by Petty.
Although the evidence does seems pretty damning, it is commonly believed that there's not much new in terms of music these days, and most music is 'borrowed' or 'heavily influenced' from an earlier work. Maybe the Chili's hold these same beliefs, and Tom Petty should be flattered rather than feel insulted or ripped-off.
Wii sounds like “we,” which emphasizes this console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.
Over time, gaming has become overwhelming to people. Wii returns gaming to simpler times while innovating game development at the same time. The unique Wii Remote gives parents and grandparents a chance to play games with their children. It gives gamers and traditional non-gamers a chance to share the same experiences in this new generation of gaming. For those who grew up on video games, Wii shows that games have not outgrown them.
Wii makes you feel less like a player and more like you're in the game. Frenzied sword battles are no longer confined to pushing a button. With Wii's unique freehand controller, Nintendo puts you in the middle of the action. Forget about pushing a button to start a golf backswing. Wii lets you swing the club! Don't push a button to swing a sword, actually swing the sword. Video games have always been a part of you, now you get to be a part of them. Step up to the next level of gaming.
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures – you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share via Hello™, and even post pictures on your own blog.
Sony has released a new 'portable TV' update of PSP's firmware. This new version (2.71) makes available a new icon to the PSP interface: Portable TV or P-TV. Users can download video content from So-net (Sony's internet provider and onlinebranch in Japan). Some of the videos are free, others not. This service is starting in June.
For the second year in a row, we conducted the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, fielding a study to gauge the driving knowledge and practices of the American public. The study was divided into two sections: the first section asked standard written driving test questions (taken from state driving tests) and the second section asked driving behavior questions. The results are eye-opening!
You may not have brushed up on the rules of the road since you were 16. We invite you to see if you would pass a state driving test if you had to take it again today.
Well, she LOOKED 21 anyway, maybe older, and what's more the clerk at the small store in this Coos County town says he was much distracted by what he called the young lady's scanty attire. So distracted, he said, that he didn't see the "Minor until 2007" stamped on her driver's license. She got the six-pack, and store owner David Cardwell got a $1,320 fine. The clerk had to pay $750.
"This young woman was dressed in very provocative clothing more suited for the bedroom," Cardwell said in a letter to the OLCC. "I would not allow my daughter to leave the house dressed in such a way."
Rather than pay, Cardwell says, he will take the alternative and close the store for a week. He says it doesn't make than much in a week in any case.
A New York woman was arrested today for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy whose suspicious mother called cops when he showed up one day driving a Mercedes-Benz that he said was a gift from the woman.
According to Nassau County cops, Lisa Frodella, a 39-year-old married mother of two, had "multiple sexual encounters" with the boy, including trysts this year at Long Island hotels. Frodella, pictured below in a Nassau County Police Department mug shot, has been charged with two counts of rape and two counts of criminal sexual act. The Benz, a 2002 model, was subsequently sold by Frodella, though it is unclear whether she took the car back from the boy or whether he returned the vehicle (presumably at his family's direction).
It pains me to see the mainstream media talk about things they don’t understand, you know, stuff like “technology” and/or games. I think that if you say something stupid like “magically displayed images” and “out of thin air” and porn in the same sentence you should be slapped in the mouth.
What mom thought was just a game is actually a very sophisticated piece of electronics that a clever kid can use to capture pornographic images out of thin air. In the school's library, Jeff was eager to show his friends his new Sony Play Station Portable, or PSP. On a dare, Jeff showed his pals how the PSP could magically display images of naked women.
I think we all know the solution to this terrible problem….ban magic from school.
Virus analysts at Sophos, the online security company, have cracked the Arhiveus trojan, a piece of malicious software that held victims’ files to ransom. According to the company, the password that will free the encrypted files is: mf2lro8sw03ufvnsq034jfowr18f3cszc20vmw.
"The Arhiveus password is deliberately long and complicated in an attempt by the hackers to avoid people easily cracking it," Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, said. "Now the password has been uncovered, there should be no reason for anyone hit by this ransomware attack to have to make any payments to the criminals behind it."
The program worked by encrypting data found on the victim’s hard disk and then demanding money in return for the password. "Companies that have made regular backups may be able to recover easily, but less diligent home users could be panicked into coughing up the cash," Mr Cluley said.
For several weeks Microsoft has been in discussions about a possible acquisition of online auctioneer eBay, The Post has learned.
According to multiple sources close to the matter, Microsoft has considered buying eBay and merging it with its MSN portal - a deal that would give MSN and eBay considerable clout to take on Google.
Sources indicate that the talks, while still active, have cooled somewhat in the last two weeks as executives considered antitrust issues. It is unclear what the full impact of yesterday's advertising and search alliance between Yahoo! and eBay will be for talks between MSN and eBay.
One source close to the matter suggested the Yahoo-eBay tie-up would not stop Microsoft from pursuing the online auctioneer.
An Australian man has been charged with causing bodily harm after he put a 13-month-old baby in a tumble dryer when she spilt a drink on herself.
Samuel Siddall, 21, was left in charge of his girlfriend's baby while she went to the gym for an hour, police said. She returned to find the baby had suffered serious burns. Doctors notified police because of the suspicious nature of her injuries.