Cinema style ratings for websites? Are we talking “PG-13” or “two thumbs up” style ratings? Who would do the rating? Come to think of it, what rating would MoPo get?
The kind of ratings used for films could be applied to websites in a bid to better police the Internet and protect children from harmful and offensive material, Britain's minister for culture has said.
Amazon is warning customers that purchased the 8” Samsung Digital Photo Frame about a worm that was included on the driver CD. Apparently, the W32.Sality.AE worm only affects XP users so if you picked up this frame for a family member, you should send the link above to them.
The alert involves the SPF-85H 8-Inch Digital Photo Frames w/1GB Internal Memory, designed to work with Windows-based PCs via a USB connector. They were sold between October and December 2008 for about $150.
Those eager to put 2008 behind them will have to hold their good-byes for just a moment this New Year's Eve. The world's official timekeepers have added a "leap second" to the last day of the year on Wednesday, to help match clocks to the Earth's slowing spin on its axis, which takes place at ever-changing rates affected by tides and other factors.
The U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the Pentagon's master clock, said it would add the extra second on Wednesday in coordination with the world's atomic clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC.
Ars Technica reports on the upgrade path rumor from Vista to Windows 7. Good bye Business and welcome back Professional. No word on a super-cheap version, such as Starter or Home Basic yet. Interesting.
These three upgrade paths "confirm" two more editions: Home Premium and Professional. These two are the ones that most customers will likely be buying, whereas the average geek will likely go ahead and grab Ultimate.
Would-be assailants are going to pull a U-turn when they see you pull out these Blast Knuckles. Aiming is just as easy as punching, and one tap delivers a massive 950,000V payload. The unique, patented design is comfortable to hold, easy to grip and fits in almost any hand. Your self defense budget just got a bump... get these Shockers here for LESS!
The original 81 shards of the Antikythera were recovered from under the sea (near the Greek island of Antikythera) in 1902, rusted and clumped together in a nearly indecipherable mass. Scientists dated it to 150 B.C. Such craftsmanship wouldn't be seen for another 1,000 years — but its purpose was a mystery for decades.
Many scientists have worked since the 1950s to piece together the story, with the help of some very sophisticated imaging technology in recent years, including X-ray and gamma-ray imaging and 3-D computer modeling.
Now, though, it has been rebuilt. As is almost always the way with these things, it was an amateur who cracked it. Michael Wright, a former curator at the Science Museum in London, has built a replica of the Antikythera, which works perfectly.
Specifically, it is the advertising of the 50’s and 60’s that is most aesthetically pleasing to me. It seems every ad in that era was either a beautifully shot photograph or a stunning Rockwellian painting. Not to mention the incredible attention given to layout and typography.
A marketing company has designed a new font that uses holes to save on ink. Wow. This is one of those ideas that is so simple, you wonder why no one ever thought of this before now.
In essence, the "Ecofont" has little holes in the letters. Spranq, the Utrecht-based marketing and communications company that designed the font, struck on a Swiss-cheese design after failures with earlier experiments using thin letters and partial letters — like the stripes of a zebra.
Obviously this list is going to have a lot odd results. That's because people were indeed clicking on the Twilight page millions of times when it was in theaters a few weeks ago and Tr2n has also gained a lot of buzz since Comic-Con and so on. In fact, the only reason I wanted to feature this list is because it is so diverse. It just shows you how hype is so varied and so much different than what's expected.
1. The Dark Knight (2008) 2. Twilight (2008) 3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) 4. TR2N (2011) 5. The Expendables (2010) 6. Iron Man (2008) 7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 8. No Country for Old Men (2007) 9. Juno (2007) 10. Transformers (2007) 11. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 12. There Will Be Blood (2007) 13. Sex and the City (2008) 14. Into the Wild (2007) 15. Superbad (2008) 16. Cloverfield (2008) 17. Terminator Salvation (2009) 18. Wanted (2008) 19. Dragonball (2009) 20. Quantum of Solace (2008) 21. The Departed (2006) 22. Star Trek (2009) 23. The Godfather (1972) 24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) 25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
No, I don’t mean that it supports two screens – that’s no big deal. Lenovo’s ThinkPad W700ds actually has dual LCD screens built into it. Now that’s funky.
The ThinkPad W700ds appears to be the first laptop ever to sport two LCD screens -- a 17-in. primary and a 10.6-in. secondary screen. The souped-up "mobile workstation," as Lenovo calls it, also comes with customers' choice of quad-core Intel Core 2 processors and Nvidia Quadro mobile graphics CPU with as many as 128 cores. It also comes with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory and a pair of hard drive/solid-state drive bays for up to 960GB of storage.
It seems that a bunch of kids have come up with a way to fool those annoying speed cameras into giving tickets to the wrong people. How? Printing out fake license plates, taping them over their own and then speeding through the speed trap. Don’t feel bad, as despicable as this is…I laughed too.
Students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from certain websites that "mimic" those on Maryland license plates. They tape the duplicate plate over the existing plate on the back of their car and purposefully speed through a speed camera, the parent said. The victim then receives a citation in the mail days later. Students are even obtaining vehicles from their friends that are similar or identical to the make and model of the car owned by the targeted victim, according to the parent.
A Santa Clara University psychologist, conducting a behavior experiment with paid volunteers, found that most people would repeatedly shock the crap out of a stranger if someone told them to do so. The experiment is a modern day version of the controversial experiment from back in the early 70s.
Burger found that 70 percent of the participants had to be stopped from escalating shocks over 150 volts, despite hearing cries of protest and pain. Decades earlier, Milgram found that 82.5 percent of participants continued administering shocks. Of those, 79 percent continued to the shock generator's end, at 450 volts.
According to the Google Earth blog, the company has updated the 3D buildings for New York City and the results are rather impressive. These before and after pictures should to give you an idea just how far Google Earth has come in such a short time:
By now, most people in this country know piracy is illegal and you must pay full price for your retail software, games, music and movies. If you live in a country with lax copyright laws and you make $150 a month, piracy is okay. Seems fair.
You say you can't afford the $699 price tag on Adobe Photoshop CS4? How about a $698 discount? That's the kind of deal you'll get here in Hanoi, where pirated software--and virtually any other kind of digital content--is sold indiscriminately at many local shops for about $15,000 dong (90 cents) per DVD, or half of that for a CD.
The world's first refrigerated beach is to be built at a luxury hotel in Dubai so the filthy rich holidaymakers don't burn their feet on the scalding hot sand.
The revolutionary beach will sit next to the new Palazzo Versace hotel and will include a system of heat-absorbing pipes built under the sand and giant wind blowers, designed to keep tourists cool in the searing 40-50C heat.
The hotel, which is due to open late next year or early 2010, will be controlled by thermostats linked up to computers and feature a cooled swimming pool.
In 1978, the former Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai, a longtime practitioner of urine therapy spoke to Dan Rather on 60 Minutes about urine therapy. Desai stated that urine therapy was the perfect medical solution for the millions of Indians who cannot afford medical treatment.
Add the New York Times to the Chinese list of censored free world reporting on the Internet. Reuters reports that China has blocked Internet access to the site starting Friday. BBC, Voice of America, Ming Pao News, and Asiaweek news sites were blocked earlier this month.
The Foreign Ministry said this week that China, which eased its rein on the Internet before and during the Beijing Olympics in August, was within its rights to block websites with content illegal under Chinese law.
The gang at Geekologie have a bunch of pictures posted today of cool techy gingerbread treats. This picture (below) one makes me want to bake my own Gingerbread motherboard with Crossfire or SLI, a quad core processor and a crapload of memory…so I could eat it later. Time to start baking.
As if the Burger King isn’t creepy enough all on his own, now you can smell like him. I’m still hoping this perfume is a joke. It’s called Flame, and for a mere $3.99, you can smell like “the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame broiled meat.”
December 15, 2008, South Waterfront neighborhood, Portland, Oregon. Looking from our condo we can see cars attempting, and most failing, to climb up a hill to get out of the neighborhood. I decided to put together a montage of sliding cars.
You can never go wrong with the Yacky Sax song. Well done.
The Royal Navy is rolling out a new submarine command system and guess what: it runs on Windows. One’s gotta wonder what the failsafes are and how resiliency testing is performed on a vehicle that can be miles underwater and carries nuclear weapons. Let the BSOD jokes begin!
Windows for Submarines is the programme undertaken by the Royal Navy and BAE Systems to equip the nuclear-propelled and nuclear-armed warship fleet with a Windows-based command system. The transition to the Windows for Submarines command system on HMS Vigilant, a Trident nuclear missile submarine, was completed in just 18 days.
I’m not exactly sure what makes people want to mod their game systems. Maybe it’s a creative spark, maybe it’s complete and utter obsession with a game, or maybe it’s just boredom. Whatever the case, there have been some truly amazing skins made specifically for the Xbox 360.
The Corvini C6W is a (crazy? brilliant?) 6-wheel Italian sports car that's specifically not a Photoshop.
On display at various stages of prototype since 2004, the C6W is just now going into official production. More than a mere novelty or an expensive automobile recouping from a horrible toxic waste accident, the C6W's 6-wheel design promises a number of benefits, including all around better traction and improved absorption of frontal impacts.
The 433bhp C6W will be racing around at 185 MPH when the first models roll off the line in late 2009.
Apparently hackers have been selling stolen Facebook accounts to other scumbag crooks for less than a buck. You can get credit card details for about $40 and bank login details for $55. If anyone pays that much for my banking info, please e-mail me for a prompt refund, because it aint worth it.
The cyber thieves steal the account entry details from users before selling them on to gangs behind online fraud who in turn send viruses to other computer users. These gangs send "spam" messages on to millions of other computer users, urging people to click on false video or photo links.
The attached picture was taken at Country Club bar on Saturday 24th November 2007. The patron had been to his bank and was supplied with the only notes they had - $500 's !!
A beer at Country Club is now Z$1 Million so there are 4 piles of 250,000 in 500's. Just to remind those of you who are no longer here, we lost 3 zero's in August 2006. So the beer actually costs Z$1 Billion of the money you knew.
Meet Elizabeth (Lizzy) Frisinger 18, isn’t she precious? She is also mind blowingly stupid. Elizabeth, a Senior in Cleveland went on a class trip where she lost her virginity on the beach. Apparently it was “gr8?.
We know this because young Lizzy was so excited about her conquest she texted her friend, except it wasn’t her friend, she had accidentally texted her dad. Class trip finished. Cue a slap to the forehead and wide spread humiliation on the interwebs.
For Stephen Norrington, “The Crow” deal marks the end of a long screen sabbatical. After making his breakthrough with “Blade,” Norrington took on “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Neither the director nor his star, Sean Connery, has made a film since.
Norrington said he felt [rightly -Ed.] demoralized by that experience, and the accomplished sculptor spent the next five years writing and working on his art.
“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.
Adolf Hitler Campbell — it’s indeed the name on his birth certificate — turns 3 today, and the Campbell family believes the boy has been mistreated. A local supermarket refused to make a birthday cake with “Adolf Hitler” on it.
The ShopRite in Greenwich Township has also refused to make a cake bearing the name of Campbell’s daughter, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in February.
Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, a girl named for Schutzstaffel head Heinrich Himmler, turns 1 in April.
“ShopRite can’t even make a cake for a 3-year-old,” said Deborah Campbell, 25, who is Heath’s wife of three years and the mother of the children. “That’s sad.”
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The 2008 crash is probably the most serious economic crisis we have faced after the Great Depression. Stock markets from around the world fell as much as 20% in a single week, dozens of banks either failed or were rescued by government and private instutitions, and companies started laying off employees as a consequence of the reduced demand.
We know how we entered into the crisis, but we don’t how, when, or how we will be getting out of it. Considering that issue, we decided to our little bit to help cheer everyone up by redoing the logos of some renowned companies …. after the crisis.
It may seem like a steal at $1. But Jack in the Box's junior bacon cheeseburger has been ranked the unhealthiest "value menu" item offered by a fast food chain, according to the Cancer Project.
Dieticians from the non-profit food watchdog group examined value menu fare from five fast food chains and found that many of these items are loaded with saturated fat, sodium and other ingredients that can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also contain grilled or processed meats, which have been linked to cancer.
The Jack in the Box bacon cheeseburger has 400 calories, 23 grams of fat and just 1 gram of fiber. The chain's junior bacon cheeseburger has been ranked the unhealthiest "value menu" item offered by a fast food chain, according to the Cancer Project.
Yes, this is one of the predictions published back in the 50's on how life would be in the future. I'm not sure what she was supposed to do with the water - let alone the artwork. Maybe they figured art would be inexpensive doodles. In many cases, that's a prediction that did come true. Even though there is 'drain' in her living room floor - I doubt that's going to take care of a 'daily hosing', unless of course, you happen to live in a drunk tank.
I’ll be honest with you guys, when I first heard that they were making a new Terminator movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger, I had my doubts. Well, after watching the first teaser trailer, and now the full theatrical Terminator Salvation trailer, I can say without a doubt that this movie is going to rock. The Terminators look freaking nuts, and Christian Bale as John Conner looks bad@$$.
The games below, chosen by the usual panel of Wired.com contributors, is in no way supposed to be a list of the worst games of 2008. Those are all for the Wii, cost $10, are about dogs and/or babies, and we wouldn't be caught dead playing them.
No, these are the games that let us down the most this year. Most of them are actually good games. But they failed to live up to the hype, or didn't deliver on their promises. Perhaps we were just left wanting more. Either way, here are our Most Disappointing Games of the year.
Forget about what statistics say; men are better drivers. It’s that simple. We're not being mean, it’s just the way it is. Men invented cars and have been piloting them with greater skill since day one. A lot of it comes down to distractions or at least it’s a matter of the distractions women choose to allow in the car with them.
Imported from France, this is the authentic absinthe fountain set. The fountain is handmade from mouth-blown glass and plated brass, and the set includes four 12-oz. absinthe glasses and four stainless steel spoons with machine-tooled perforations. The set is the same one used in La Louche, an ubiquitous ritual performed at French absinthe cafs in the 19th-century.
This programmable electric grill automatically cooks food to your preferred level of doneness. The keypad and LED screen allow you to input the type of food, cut, thickness, and your preferred internal temperature (rare, medium rare, etc.); the grill automatically chimes when it's time to flip the food and adjusts the temperature to ensure perfectly cooked comestibles.
This briefcase converts into a lectern and battery powered public address system in seconds, providing a convenient platform for organizing presentation materials and amplifying lectures. The built-in sound system has a 20-watt amplifier and dual, 4" speakers that produce crisp sound from the briefcase's front panel, ensuring crystal clear orations.
All components store inside the briefcase with room to spare for documents, the attach combination lock provides optimal security, and line-out ports enable connection to external speakers and a tape recorder.
Here is one of the newer Xbox 360s sporting the new Jasper motherboard. In addition to the GPU heatpipe that has been around for awhile, there is added memory and new 65nm GPU. The article also shows you how to identify the Jasper 360s without cracking it open which, as you can imagine, is handy.
Yes, you read that right, there is a new company out there that will allow you to upload your MP3s and sell them. How in the world can this guy hope to have a business selling used MP3s when people can just make as many copies as they like? Hit the link for the explanation. I have a feeling this is gonna end really, really bad.
Obviously, MP3s are very easy to duplicate...It's very difficult to tell the difference between a so-called new copy and a so-called old copy...I can buy a CD and I can rip it and that behavior has basically been endorsed by the music industry.
I can resell that CD on Amazon. The industry doesn't have a way to monetize physical goods being traded on the secondary market. The first-sale doctrine protects that right. In the physical world consumers have the right to resell their property and copyright owners can't do anything about that."
We're certainly not the first to put an Apple logo on a pie, but we think this implementation raises the bar a bit. Unlike a regular pie, you need to start with the top piece since you need to use the pan as a cookie cutter before you line it with dough. Roll out your dough for the top, and press springform frame onto it to get the right shape.
An authentically detailed replica of the Westinghouse Junior Coca-Cola cooler, this soda chest combines all the hallmarks of the original with modern refrigeration technology. The side-mounted bottle opener and cap catcher, swiveling wheels, and lid chain recall the ubiquitous self-serve refrigerated chests favored by mom-and-pop stores and barbershops in the 1930s.
Used by professional golfers, this watch identifies imperfections in your golf swing and helps you improve your stroke. The watch measures tempo, rhythm, backswing length, and club-head speed and instantly displays metrics for each on the watchface. After hitting a good shot, you can use the measurements as benchmarks for consistent, optimal ball-striking and to quantify the elusive "perfect swing."
Ever wanted to be Superman but couldn't due to the wrong planet you were born on? With the Bulletproof Polo Shirt, you will be able to walk around without fear of being taken down - as long as the hail of bullets rain down on protected areas, as other places are fair game.
This polo shirt is touted to resist bullet fire from a 9mm pistol to even an Uzi submachine gun. Designed by Colombian designer Miguel Caballero, you will have to fork out a whopping $12,000 for this - all in all it should be cheaper than financing your own funeral.
It was a year of surprising (and at times, it seemed, unending) twists and turns. Even as we endured the long roller coaster rides for the campaign season and economy, we found time to ponder some age-old questions and express our curiosity.
All of these searches had the largest volume on Google.com in the U.S.
This compact device produces a gentle whooshing noise that helps block intermittent or continuous annoying sounds such as traffic, ticking clocks, and footsteps so you can relax and fall asleep easily.
Ideal for use in a baby's room to provide a soothing atmosphere, it can also be used in the office to mask distracting sounds for professionals and students who require a quieter environment for concentration.
The game was play-tested by an International Master with a 2,367 FIDE rating and found to be superior to other models because of the quality of its instructional mode, which uses an autoplay function that allows beginning to advanced players to watch the computer play itself--a key learning tool for assembling an array of opening moves.
This game had the highest Elo rating (2,330) of all models tested, an opening book of 24,000 half-moves, and was the only one considered by a panel of 20 novice, moderate, and experienced players to be suitable for challenging play.
This Thumb Drive will self-destruct in 10 seconds... Think about it - all that personal data - your resume, email, password-files, and pictures of your girlfriend (wink) can be picked up and copied and returned before you even noticed it was missing. You want to have this data handy, but handy for you and not for that scumbag down the hall with the sticky fingers.
Like you, the US Military wanted portable but secure storage, and the guys at IronKey stepped up. They've developed the perfect solution that's one-part thumb-drive, and two parts Mission: Impossible. Their thumb drives hold up to 8 Gigabytes of data, but includes a hardware encryption chip that scrambles the data so as to be completely unreadable without a password.
Fast 30MBPS Read, 20MBPS Write Drive contents encrypted with AES CBC-Mode Encryption Onboard IronKey Password-manager keeps all your internet passwords safe Secure version of Firefox included that encrypts all your web-surfing traffic Encased in a potted metal case, not plastic, making it one of the strongest USB keys around Exceeds MIL-STD-810F military waterproofing standards The encryption chip self-destructs if an invasive attack is detected If your Ironkey is lost, you can restore from a secure backup to a new Ironkey in minutes Dual channel SLC NAND Flash for high-quality and read/write speeds Works great in Windows XP and Windows Vista, Linux and Mac OS X. Linux and Mac support requires Windows initialization, first. Sorry - due to export restrictions, we cannot ship outside the US and Canada.
All day long you toil at your office. And all day long your dog(s) and/or cat(s) sit around awaiting your return, doing nothing but miss you. Or so you think. But how can you find out what your pet really does all day? It's easy, if you have a Pet's Eye View Digital Camera. Just clip it to their collar, and it will record snapshots of their day! You'll have a photo diary of your pet's travels and travails.
Set the timer to record a shot every 1, 5, or 15 minutes and the Pet's Eye View Digital Camera is good to go. At the end of the day, you can download the shots to your computer and see what your pet did all day. The camera is plug-and-play, so there's no software to load (it basically works like a thumb drive)! Who chewed up your slippers when you were at work? Now you have photographic evidence - it was your neighbor, Eric. Bad Eric - bad neighbor.
Yes... we love iPhone... Hate AT&T. This Dual Band Cellphone Signalboost Extender has a frequency range of 824-894 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz and boosts phone coverage from any cellphone provider in the USA except for Iden and Nextel. Plus in addition to enhancing signal-strength on voice calls it works with high-speed data transfers using EDGE, 3G, and EVDO.
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The computer mouse made its worldwide debut 40 years ago in a presentation by Stanford Research Institute engineer Douglas Engelbart. Later called "the mother of all demos," it was a groundbreaking demonstration of how computers could help ordinary people work together, think better and — hopefully — make solving the world's problems that much easier.
Engelbart's first mouse was carved out of a block of wood and had just one button, just like Apple's. Underneath were two wheels connected to potentiometers: One recorded the mouse's movement along the x axis, the other one tracked the y axis.
If you’ve ever attended a party with the intention of getting drunk chances are you’ve played a drinking game. There are probably more drinking games than there are drinks to get you drunk but there are 10 core games that every boozehound should know, practice and play.
We have taken the time to compile a list of these 10 games along with their basic rules to get you started. I expect every reader to play at least 6 of these games this weekend.
Here’s the deal: It’s high time for all of us to do everything we can to ensure that Earth stays clean and habitable. And switching to renewable sources of energy is a must. But as is, it’s pretty hard to “go green” without looking totally lame.
So until these green industries start to hire better designers that don’t make everything look like it came from a gay alien’s fantasy, here are a few small things you can do to reduce your “carbon footprint” while not looking like assclown.
Terrorist Osama bin Laden has been cast as a Lego character, complete with heavy weaponry. The al-Qaeda leader has been given a miniature pistol, machine gun, rocket launcher and grenades for the £9.50 figure.
He is one of a number of figures to be converted into disturbing toys by BrickArms, which specialises in making “custom moulded weapons and custom mini-figures” from basic Lego.
You see these opening logos every time you go to the movies, but have you ever wondered who is the boy on the moon in the DreamWorks logo? Or which mountain inspired the Paramount logo? Or who was the Columbia Torch Lady? Let's find out:
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Hidetext.net lets you convert text to an image. This means you can hide passwords, personal messages, pieces of code, or any kind of private information on forums, blogposts, emails, irc, msn-aim chats,....
My vote so far for the best game of the year. This game has great graphics and even better game play. If you've played Bethesda's award winning game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion you would basically understand the game play. Its Oblivion in an post-apocalyptic world with guns. Its a first or third person (your choice) role-playing game where you assume the roll of a person who was born after the nuclear apocalypse that has devastated the country.
I haven't found any clues as to what happened to the rest of the world but I am assuming they were devastated as well. The game takes place in the ruins of Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas. Some of the best things are exploring the ruins of famous landmarks in D.C. like the Washington Monument and the Pentagon, now named The Citadel. This game is great and the only drawback is it does not have any online multiplayer.
Pros: - Indepth story and exciting gameplay. - Easily 100+ hours of play. - Great audio and visuals
Cons: - No online gameplay. - Navigating to specific destinations may be difficult. - Character creation could be more extensive
Replay Value: Extremely High
Total Score: 9.5 of 10
Game review by MoPo forum member Midnightrose. Hit the link below for more...
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).
Originally capable of seating around 80,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era.
“Simpson’s cartoon character Milhouse Van Houten was caught lurking around on a Silicon Image Sil154CT64 digital transmitter integrated circuit. This chip is uses a proprietary digital technology named PanelLink to support graphics displays ranging from VGA to SXGA in a single link interface. PanelLink implements an open scalable standard that provides all-digital physical connectivity between computers, controllers, and other sources of video to produce an all-digital video interface with higher quality images.”
The system comes with four games: Wii Sport, which includes five sports minigames (tennis, baseball, bowling, and more) and Wii Play, which includes nine minigames (table tennis, laser hockey, fishing, and more); two assorted additional games are included. The system is also capable of playing older GameCube discs.
This is the portable device that articulates 32,200 phrases and 280,000 words into any one of 14 languages. At the touch of a button, you can access translations for pre-programmed words or travel phrases in English (uses the New Oxford American English Dictionary), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, and Portuguese.
The backlit LCD shows the word or phrase, pronunciation, and script for non-Latin alphabets, then speaks the word or phrase in your language of choice. Converts eight currencies and calculates between metric and Imperial measurements; provides local and world time. With calculator, calendar, eight travel games (including Sudoku), address/phone book, carrying case, and earbuds.
This device preserves your memories by transferring VHS recordings to DVDs with the touch of a button--ideal for those who have a library of both DVD and VHS home videos but do not want to keep multiple components. An integrated HDTV tuner allows you to record high-definition broadcasts, and the device copies DV/Digital8 camcorder video cassettes to VHS or DVD formats. Click here for more information...
This poker machine is controlled entirely by a large, color LCD touchscreen, ensuring rapid, authentic casino game play of seven different poker games. The 12"-diagonal touchscreen has a 180° viewing angle that allows fellow gamers to clearly see your hand as you decide whether or not to ante, call, or fold.
The game has automated scorekeeping, classic casino sounds, and a jackpot light that flashes, providing an authentic gaming experience without having to feed it coins.
Made in Treviso, Italy by Elektra, manufacturers of the world's finest espresso machines for 61 years, this is the home version of the renowned Belle Époque upright espresso makers trusted for years in artisanal cafés in Italy. The copper and brass housing is hand-hammered, welded, and polished with a mirror finish, and topped with a brass eagle.
Commercial espresso makers require at least 9 bars of pressure for professional results, yet this machine produces 15 bars to extract rich, complex coffee with a thick crema--the caramel-colored signature atop fine Italian espresso.
The Aussies New Zealanders have it right, its not that you shouldn't drink at all that's just rediculous, its about drinking and throwing your kids around. If your gonna booze put the kids to bed, its that simple.
Logitech today announced that it has shipped its billionth mouse. A pioneer in the development of the computer mouse in the 1980s, Logitech has enthusiastically driven nearly every major innovation in mouse technology – persistently refining this ubiquitous interface between people and their digital experiences.
This palm-sized device uses UV-C light (the same kind trusted to sterilize hospital instruments) to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and mold in 20 seconds.
UV-C light is found in the sun's rays, and the wand harnesses this naturally occurring ultraviolet light to sterilize workplace keyboards, public restroom surfaces, and doorknobs, as well as items in the home that sustain germ vitality such as toothbrushes and cutting boards.
The light flips up from the handle at the touch of a button; all you need to do is hold the device 3" above the infected surface and it automatically destroys the DNA of microorganisms that trigger allergies, asthma, and the common cold.
This is the Olivetti typewriter from the Italian company renowned for creating functional, distinctive office equipment for 100 years. Not a reconditioned model, it is one of the few manuals still being manufactured today, with a compact profile reminiscent of Olivetti's iconic Lettera 22 typewriter that was favored by journalists and students in the 1950s.
These are fleece-lined waterproof gloves and socks that keep extremities warm down to temperatures as low as -30° F, even in wet conditions. The socks, also lined with the same fleece, have a patented in-cuff seal that keep feet dry even when submerged.
Used by the U.S. military, both the gloves and socks use an outer layer of nylon/Lycra® for durability and comfortable stretch fit, a middle layer of proprietary waterproof membrane that allows perspiration to escape while preventing water from penetrating, and an inner layer of expedition-weight, double-velour Polartec® fleece that wicks away moisture to the outer layers, keeping your skin dry and warm.
This is not some kind of joke, this is an actual, real video made to help seniors learn how to use a computer. The voice on the video comparing a computer to a supermarket “claw” game is just priceless.
No doubt inspired by games like Gears of War and countless zombie killing scenarios in popular culture, a weapons enthusiast on the AR-15 forum has managed to modify his rifle with a chainsaw bayonet. There isn't much as far as details are concerned, but the video after the break complete with maniacle hillbilly laughter is all you need.
Apple is now recommending that Mac users install antivirus software. I know, I know, most of you are wondering the same thing I was…but, a quick call to Hell has revealed that it has “not” frozen over.
Apple quietly signaled its shift with an item titled "Mac OS: Antivirus utilities" posted on its Support Web site November 21: "Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."
WKRP is back on the air in Cincinnati — but this time it's for real. A low-power TV station has changed its call letters to WKRP, the same as the fictional radio station in the 1970s hit series "WKRP in Cincinnati."
The station changed its call letters to promote its new digital TV signal. It formerly went by WBQC-TV. General Manager Elliott Block says the new call letters give the station recognition because so many people remember the television sitcom.
If you were inspired by a data center in a nuke bunker idea, here’s your chance! A tunnel complex under London was put up for sale for a cool $7.4 Million. What are you waiting for, mate?
Appearing more like the set of a James Bond movie than prime real estate, the complex still has a bar and two canteens, not in use, and a billiard room, not to mention functioning water and electricity supplies.
Mortgage Backed Securities are like boxes of chocolates. Criminals on Wall Street stole a few chocolates from the boxes and replaced them with turds. Their criminal buddies at Standard & Poor rated these boxes AAA Investment Grade chocolates. These boxes were then sold all over the world to investors. Eventually somebody bit into a turd and discovered the crime. Now nobody trusts American chocolates anymore.
A Mister Hank Paulson now wants the American taxpayers to buy up and hold all these boxes of chocolate turds for $700 billion dollars until the market for turds returns to normal. Meanwhile, Hank's buddies, the Wall Street criminals who stole all the good chocolates are not being investigated, arrested, or indicted.
Mama always said: "Sniff the chocolates first, Forrest".
There is good news, bad news and odd news out today concerning the PC version of GTA IV. The bad news is that GTA IV will use SecureROM copy protection. The good news is that there is no limit to how many times it can be installed or how many PCs. The odd news is this quote:
The studio also noted, in an ominous tone, that "using a cracked copy of GTA IV PC will result in varying changes to the game experience," explaining that "these can range from comical to game-progress-halting changes."
Cracked has a hilarious article detailing six ways World of Warcraft is worse than real life. Gems like farming and a swingers’ guild are exposed for all of the non-WoW playing world to see. Funny stuff.
If you don't play World of Warcraft, you have friends that do. And while we can't begin to explain all the ins and outs of this 11 million-member community, we can bring out a few fascinating aspects of the WoW lifestyle ... some of which you might wish you could go back to not knowing.
Crafted to honor the epic 1963 National Geographic Society-sponsored U.S. expedition to Mt. Everest, this is the 20" diameter Everest Globe entirely handmade of stemware-quality leaded crystal and considered by many to be the world's finest globe.
Only 250 of these globes exist, and no two are alike--each is painstakingly handcrafted in Germany's Lake Constance region by more than 20 artisans including glassblowers, woodworkers, brass engravers, girdlers, and inlayers.
The brilliant world-renowned National Geographic cartography on the two-sided map is composed of 24 separate layers of rich color and crisp detail that is applied to the crystal globe once the surface has cooled, then hand-lacquered to a polished shine. Inside the globe is a 60-watt bulb controlled by an on/off foot pedal with adjustable power button to light the globe brightly or softly.
When lit, the globe reveals a physical map showing minute details such as mountain ranges, ice caps, vegetation expanses, and arid lands. When the light is turned off, the globe portrays a political map of the world labeled with 6,500 place names, including continents, countries, and cities.
As easy to use as a computer mouse, this device scans written materials and sends them to your television set in real time, magnifying them up to 12X for easy viewing of fine print.
The scanner's bright 655 x 488 pixel VGA sensor picks up every detail of a picture or every letter of a word and transfers data to your television screen with a bright, easy-to-read 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" field of view. Magnification ranges from 5X on a 14" TV to 12X on a 32" TV.
This branding iron heats over an open flame or when inserted into heated charcoal and it allows you to sear three characters into grilled foodstuffs. You can personalize your brand with any three letters of the alphabet (including ampersand) which are laser cut and measure 3/4" high.
The wooden handle remains cool to the touch and the stainless steel shaft will not rust. The branding iron arrives in a wooden storage box with a monogram of the brand you selected on the lid.
Forty percent smaller and lighter than a traditional digital SLR camera, this is the worlds smallest digital SLR camera that fits comfortably in a jacket pocket or purse. Ideal for capturing vivid photographs while traveling, the compact 10.1 megapixel camera provides the superior picture quality, speed, and versatility of a digital SLR camera without the heft.
You can hold the camera away from your face and snap a picture while looking through the high contrast, color 2.7" LCD (like a point-and-shoot camera), or use the traditional viewfinder. The camera automatically focuses on up to eight faces at once, ensuring perfectly framed portraits, and automatically adjusts to capture details in bright light or dark shadows. Click here for more information...
Modeled after the most well-known astromech droid in the galaxy, this R2-D2 holds a 1 3/4-gallon aquarium tank in his central compartment, ideal for a small freshwater family of goldfish, gouramis, or tetras. The domed head rotates with any vocal command you issue and he utters his familiar "bleeps" from the Star Wars® movies.
His radar eye houses the eyepiece to a built-in periscope that provides an intimate view of the aquatic activity below, allowing you to watch your charges swim towards the food you've dropped in from the dome's removable feeding door.