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vrijdag 5 augustus 2011

Charlie The Unicorn



It's been a long time! Here is a good one to start again.

Charlie the Unicorn is a Flash animated short film and viral video directed, produced, animated, and written by Jason Steele of independent film company FilmCow. The film follows the life of Charlie, a lethargic unicorn, and two other unicorns who bring him on an allegedly magical adventure to the mythical "Candy Mountain".




donderdag 23 juni 2011

South Park Pop Quiz


Are you ready to test your South Park Knowledge?
Let's Go!

woensdag 15 juni 2011

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that attempts to simulate the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavor and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke. The device uses heat, or in some cases ultrasonics, to vaporize a propylene glycol- or glycerin-based liquid solution into an aerosol mist, similar to the way a nebulizer or humidifier vaporizes solutions for inhalation.


For those of you who may not be aware of the concept of electronic cigarettes let me explain exactly what they are: Each electronic cigarette comprises of a battery, an atomiser and also a cartridge chamber that contains a small quantity of nicotine and water.

When you draw on an e cigarette the cravings of the smoker are alleviated due to the 'traditional' taste of tobacco from the 'smoke' like vapour that is emitted, the actual holding of the electric cigarette, the simulated glow of a traditional cigarette and the intake of nicotine provide an outstanding alternative to a standard cigarette.

When drawing on the Smart Smoker electric cigarette, it operates a micro switch which heats up the element within the atomiser to produce a realistic 'smoke' effect that is in fact just a vapour which disperses into the air within a few seconds. This vapour provides a pleasant odour, which does not bother other people and disappears as the vapour disperses so that your clothing, car, home and office do not have the lingering aroma of a traditional cigarette.

vrijdag 10 juni 2011

Lying down game

The lying down game (also known as planking, or face downs) is an activity, popular in various parts of the world, consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body, and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The location should also be as public as possible, and as many people as possible should be involved.






dinsdag 7 juni 2011

dinsdag 31 mei 2011

Has science finally established a paranormal effect?

Paranormal rappings associated with apparent poltergeist activity have been described for many hundreds of years. It is only now that an interesting pattern has been discovered within the fine detail of the paranormal rapping sounds. No explanation can be found for this pattern at present.Whereas raps and knocking sounds produced by ordinary means exhibit a normal acoustic pattern, those recorded in alleged poltergeist cases show quite a different sound signature.

Normal double rap
Normal double rap
Unexplained rap

Unexplained rap

Dr Colvin has analysed recordings of alleged poltergeist knocking obtained from around the world over a 40-year period. The earliest was a recording made by a local physician at Sauchie (Scotland) in 1960 and the most recent was obtained from a poltergeist case at Euston Square, London in 2000.

Whilst the two types of rap sound rather similar, they are actually acoustically different, although the effect is only made apparent when the recordings of raps are submitted to detailed analysis.The question arises as to how such a sound is generated. There is evidence which points to the sound arising from within the structure of a material rather than from the surface of it, as would be the case with a normally-produced rapping sound. This phenomenon will be examined further in future investigations of poltergeist activity.

Copyright: Society for Psychical Research 2011

donderdag 19 mei 2011

Gorillaz - The Fall

Gorillaz The Fall album cover
British singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has been many things over the years, though “dedicated” is perhaps the best way to describe his hard to predict but always intensely thorough immersion into whatever mode, mood, or aesthetic strikes his current fancy. Whether turning Brit rock traditionalism on its head with Blur or melding the disparate universes of pop, electronic, hip-hop, and world music styles as the real life counterpart to his Jamie Hewlett created cartoon alter ego, Albarn certainly knows how to take an idea and really run with it. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Gorillaz’ new album The Fall—recorded with iPad applications during the group’s American tour this autumn—took an untraditional approach and, appropriately, resulted in fifteen very untraditional tracks. You’ll have to dig very deep through this record to find traces of Plastic Beach’s immense, vastly produced sound—the largely instrumental song cycle certainly feels homemade, but not in a lo-fi or crude sort of way. The Fall is filled with creeping synths, ambient textures, and other pieced together sonic elements that make for one Frankenstein’s monster of a “pop” record.

zaterdag 14 mei 2011

Game overture

Are games music tracks soon to be considered in the same breath as classical tunes?
For the first time ever, a composer has been honored for their work on a game soundtrack at prestigious American awards ceremony the Grammys. Christopher Tin picked up gongs for 'Best Classical Crossover Album' and 'Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists', both of which ware awarded for his hit song Baba Yetu. As top PC gaming blog RockPaperShotgun (www.rockpapershotgun.com) pointed out recently, the world-music-influenced Baba Yetu - which feature the Soweto Gospel Choir - was first unveiled in Civilization IV, accompanying its title sequence. It's brilliant to see original music composed specifically for a game going on to achieve world-class recognition. Mr Tin used his acceptance speech to draw attention to the reason why he originally composed the track, saying: "Hopefully other game composers will follow me up onto this stage sometimes." You can find out more about Christopher Tin and check out his work at www.christophertin.com.

Delving into the archives
YouTube user garudoh has been posting an amazing series entitled 'The Music of Video Games'. With over 500 tracks archived on his channel, we hope the copyright holders will allow him to continue bringing this music to the attention of the public. We've been particularly enjoying the original R-Type soundtrack and the FM strains of the Megadrive's Herzog Zwei! You can find garudoh's Channel at www.youtube.com/user/garudoh

woensdag 11 mei 2011

I'm going to Jersey Shore ... Bitch!


Jersey Shore is an American reality television series that premiered on MTV on December 9, 2009 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight house mates spending their summer at the Jersey Shore. Season 2 followed the cast escaping the cold northeast winter to Miami Beach, with Season 3 returning back to the Jersey Shore. MTV has announced that a fourth season will be filmed in Italy to air in late 2011.

The show debuted amid large amounts of controversy regarding the use of the words "Guido/Guidette," portrayals of Italian-American stereotypes, and scrutiny from locals because the cast members were not residents of the area.

Dubbed a cultural phenomenon, the series has garnered record ratings for MTV, making it the network's most viewed series telecast ever.The series' cast has also been credited with introducing unique lexicon and phrases into American popular culture.

zaterdag 7 mei 2011

Wing


This is epic. The south park fans will now here already. Wing, the one and only.
Enjoy ;-)
Check here website for more fun: http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/

woensdag 4 mei 2011

Sziget


The biggest party of Europe takes place on an island in the Danube, right in the centre of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Every August thousands from all over Europe head to what has become the biggest summer event of the continent. Over 1000 bands and artists perform on 60 stages: pop, rock, metal, hiphop, dance, world music, theatre, performance arts and everything in between.

Why do tens of thousands of people from all over Europe head to the Sziget festival year after year?

The location of the festival
in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. You can be in the city centre within 15 minutes! You can leave and enter the festival island as often as you like.

The great weather; during the summer Hungary has the same climate as Spain. Forget about ponchos, bring some suncream instead! The wide variety of good food and beverage for cheap prices (a pint of beer will set you back £1,50, a good meal is only £3).

The international atmosphere of the festival. This is where East-Europeans party shoulder to shoulder with people from West-Europe. Only 25% of the visitors come from Hungary itself!

The ability to place your tent wherever you like, wether it’s next to your favourite stage or at the banks of the Danube river.

The variety of activities. Whether you want to learn belly dancing, do some bungee-jumping, learn Hungarian, take a dip in the swimmingpool, watch a movie, sing karaoke or just play football, it’s all possible at Sziget. There’s so much going on that sometimes it’s hard not to forget there are bands playing too!

The diversity of the bands and DJ’s that are performing and the number of stages. There is always something going on somewhere on the island, and therefore it never gets too crowded at any given time at any given stage.

The fact it’s on an island and the sheer size of the island. There’s so much to see and do you can’t really see every part of the island in just one week.

vrijdag 29 april 2011

HUMANCENTiPAD

South Park is back for its 15th season.

HUMANCENTiPAD starts out with Cartman bragging to everyone about how cool his iPad is. However, we soon discover that Cartman glued a piece of glass to an iPad cover and doesn’t really have an iPad.

This begins the first storyline of the episode, Cartman’s manipulation of his mom. Rather than blaming himself for lying to everyone about having an iPad, he blames his mom for making him wait until his birthday to get one.

Meanwhile, Kyle is being hounded by Apple. Apple informs Kyle he agreed to the terms and conditions on the last update for iTunes. Kyle must fulfill that contract by doing whatever Apple wants, including letting Apple shoot Kyle’s dad with a Taser and being a part of Apple’s new product.

This was a fairly good opening episode of South Park. The jokes about not reading the agreement were spot on, and Cartman went to great lengths to have the upper hand on all his friends.





woensdag 27 april 2011

"There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge."

Banksy (1974 -- ) is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Despite this he carefully manages to keep his real name from the mainstream media. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks. Banksy, despite not calling himself an artist, has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, often in combination with a distinctive stencilling technique, to promote alternative aspects of politics from those promoted by the mainstream media.




zondag 24 april 2011

Hunted The Demons Forge


You might remember the developer inXile from their work on The Bard's Tale way back when we were still playing PS2 and Xbox 1. Along with that send-up of the classic dungeon crawler the developers talked about their love for a genre that in recent years seems to have fallen behind both visually and mechanically. Their goal with Hunted was to bring some visual flair to the dungeon crawler while keeping the soul of the genre intact.

The game centers on two characters, Katic and Allura. Katic is a brutish warrior (think Kratos with an accent) and Allura is an Elvin archer who also happens to be a knockout. The duo have a brother and sister-like dynamic, but it's been promised that their relationship will become more of an issue as the game progresses

Hunted was built from the ground-up as a co-op experience with mechanics that extend far beyond the simple "ranged versus melee" styles of the main characters. For example, both characters have access to magic that can be used against enemies and also to "battle charge" their teammates for an offensive boost. Players can also revive each other with potions from across the battlefield, meaning that saving your buddy doesn't require you to hike across terrain.

Along with slaying revived skeletons and collecting ever improving weapons the two characters come across a series of puzzles that also require teamwork. This might entail using Allura's fire arrows to ignite a series of torches while Katic takes care of grunt work like pushing large stones into place. There are environmental obstacles like these that block the progression of the main quest, but there are also more difficult "deathstone" puzzles scattered throughout the world. The two heroes use deathstones to converse with the dead who will provide audio and visual clues to push players towards the game's toughest challenges. The deathstones also lead to the biggest rewards and if you'd rather stick to the action, they can be skipped entirely.

vrijdag 22 april 2011

Jef Soto vs MARS-1

Jeff Soto is an artist, illustrator and muralist who has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. The artist’s distinct color palette, subject matter and technique resonate with a growing audience and bridge the gap between Pop Surrealism and graffiti. Inspired by youthful nostalgia, nature, graffiti, hip-hop and popular culture, his bold, representational work is simultaneously accessible and stimulating.

In 2002, Soto graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 2008, his work was the subject of an exhibition at Riverside Art Museum. Soto was born and raised in Southern California, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.

VS

MARS-1 (aka Mario Martinez) is a left-handed artist who spends most of his time in the right side of his brain, communicating through a visual language. His unique imagery explores possibilities of otherworldly existence through highly developed, multi-layered landscapers. Often employing a fuzzy-logic aesthetic.


donderdag 21 april 2011

SoftStep Foot Controller


Everything you ever knew about foot controllers is about to change. SoftStep is a leap forward in the portability and functionality of footpedal controllers. Whether used with an effects rack, MIDI keyboard or popular music software, this innovative device frees musicians from heavy footswitch pedals while expanding their control. The SoftStep application works with the SoftStep hardware controller to manipulate sensor data for finely tailored control. These modified control sources are mappable to any MIDI or OSC destination, giving the player unlimited potential for creative expression.

woensdag 20 april 2011

Xbox Kinect


The Nintendo Wii made waves when it came out in 2006. It wasn't because of an exciting array of incredible launch titles - there weren't any. And it absolutely wasn't due to the Wii packing dazzling HD graphics - it doesn't. It was all down to the motion-controlled gaming interface which put players inside games for the first time. Playing a tennis game suddenly became about swinging and hitting a ball, instead of using your fingers to hit the right buttons on a control pad in the right order. Gaming was revolutionised. Four years and 75 million worldwide Wii sales later, Microsoft and Sony have now both released their high-tech answers to the Wii-mote, and they couldn't be more different.


While Sony's PlayStation Move uses the PlayStation Eye camera to detect and measure the location of high-tech and spatially-aware handheld controllers, Kinect has no physical controllers to speak of at all.

The idea is that your body is the controller. It's up to the Kinect games and apps to use the camera and microphone to work out what you're doing and what you're saying, and to interpret your commands in the appropriate fashion.



dinsdag 19 april 2011

Widespread social networking by youth




Social Networking, Age and Privacy

Social networking sites (SNS) are popular among European children: 38% of 9-12 year olds and 77% of 13-16 year olds have a profile. Facebook is used by one third of 9-16 year old internet users. Age restrictions are only partially effective, although there are many differences by country and SNS. One in five 9-12 year olds have a Facebook profile,rising to over 4 in 10 in some countries.

The report also shows that:
- Younger children are more likely than older to have their profile ‘public’. A quarter of 9-12 year old SNS users have their profile ‘set to public’.
- Parental rules for SNS use, when applied, are partly effective, especially for younger children.
- A quarter of SNS users communicate online with people unconnected to their daily lives,
including one fifth of 9-12 year old SNS users.

- One fifth of children whose profile is public display their address and/or phone number,
twice as many as for those with private profiles.
- The features designed to protect children from other users if needed are not easily understood,
by many younger and some older children.




maandag 18 april 2011

Purity Ring - Ungirthed | HD


Created by multi-instrumentalist Corin Roddick (drums, guitar, keys) and Meghan James (vocals), Purity Ring is a new synthpop project that has been gaining momentum on the internet in the past few weeks. Their excellent debut single, “Ungirthed”, is starting to pop up on every decent music blog.

A truly pop-infused electronic anthem, “Ungirthed” is hard to classify. With ghostly vocals and pleasing bleeps and bloops, this is a smile-inducing, toe-tapping, head-bopping tune that is as addictive as can get.

zondag 17 april 2011

Elevate your mix

TRAKTOR PRO 2 is the world-renowned, rock-solid 4-deck DJ program that gets you mixing straight out the box. Now with TRAKTOR 2 Technology Inside, this version boasts a new interface with TruWave colored waveforms for a visually rich experience of your music.

New Creative Weapons

TRAKTOR’s intelligent features now allow for even easier remixing of tracks on the fly. Switch any deck to a Sample Deck and load up to four loops or one-shot samples each – 16 in total.

Get In The Mix

Crate Flick cover art browsing and full iTunes® and iPod® integration makes finding the right track effortless. TRAKTOR’s acclaimed sync concept ensures that your tunes beat-match perfectly so you can focus on the more exciting performance aspects of DJing. TRAKTOR PRO 2’s built-in mixer integrates multiple EQ and filter types, giving you full control of the frequency spectrum.

Total Flexibility

TRAKTOR PRO 2 is highly customizable with multiple, saveable layouts and flexible hot key selection to suit your needs.




vrijdag 15 april 2011

What is your favorite scary movie?

Saturday, time for a movie ... enjoy

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.


Make Money Fast Online: Poker


Hey guys,
Is being addicted to poker a bad thing? Can you earn the big money with it? I've searched on the internet and I could only find articles that talk about all the possibilities and all the money you can earn in a short time. Is this true? According to this article, not much can go wrong ...

Poker players say they are making fast money by playing online poker. Some online poker players say they make enough money to call it a job. These poker players say the best site to make money online fast is www.PacificPoker100.com. Online poker players prefer this site for a couple different reasons.

One of the main reasons online poker players make an extraordinarily unusual amount of money at this online poker site is because players believe pros stay away from this online poker room. Players say pros stay away because they can not play more than one table simultaneously at Pacific Poker.

Online poker players also rated this one of the best online poker rooms to make money fast online because the fact that the software was not all that great. Winning money players say this keeps good players away as well.

Pacific Poker (www.PacificPoker100.com) also gives new money players up to $ 100 up front and beginners take this money and almost always lose it to the more experienced players. Many average poker players record winnings of over $ 100 an hour. Pro online players make even larger amounts of fast money.

Pacific Poker has a tournament every day called the $ 30K guaranteed tournament with a buy in of $ 33. This gives players a realistic chance to make around $ 5,000 in about 3 hours of work with low risk and high probability with proper strategy to make fast money.

Players believe there is a specific strategy used for each online poker site. Online Pacific Poker players use a more tight but aggressive approach. Good players know most players that play at Pacific are really bad and will call bluffs. Winning money players use this to their advantage by over betting pots and getting the new players to call off all their money. Good online players know, “You can’t bluff a sucker but you can take down their entire bankroll with a good hand.”

Online poker always sees a large influx of new players during the broadcasting of the World Series of Poker. Many online poker players know this is the time to make money fast online so they may play even more than usual to generate increased revenues.

This press release was written by Online Poker Strategist Roger Shriver. All research for this press release was done by interviewing poker players to find the best poker room to make money fast online.

donderdag 14 april 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC


You are Adam Jensen, head of a security at Sarif Industries, a biotech company on the verge of a massive breakthrough, one which could see the benefits of cybernatic augmentation fall within the reach of ordinary citizens. Not everyone wants to see this happen - a powerful cabal works against Sarif from the shadows hoping to retain its elitism, while anti-augmentation radicals clamour for a return to human purity. But is all as it seems? (Edge)

As good as the gameplay is, visuals aren't one of Deus Ex's stronger points. Since it's built on the Unreal engine, Deus Ex isn't as pretty as other first-person games like Quake III or Soldier of Fortune. The graphics are blocky, the animation is stiff, and the dithering is just plain awful in some spots, but overall Deus Ex certainly looks better than your average game, and I'm certainly willing to sacrifice graphics in favor of solid gameplay, which this game is overflowing with. While the graphics engine isn't the best out there, Deus Ex does excel in creating atmosphere. The entire game takes place at night, which is the perfect setting for an eerie, conspiracy-laden adventure. As you can see from the screenshots, the game is dark, but that's part of what makes it so mysterious. Plus, with your eye-mounted flashlight, you're never completely in the dark as long as you have a bioelectric cell or two in your inventory.

One of the worst problems I ran into with Deus Ex was the high system requirements. Deus Ex ran choppy even on some of the higher end computers we played it on. I had to turn the detail down on my PII450MHz with a Voodoo3 to get a fluid framerate, but after I installed one of the new Voodoo5s, it was smooth sailing with full detail. Of course, I hope we're not getting to the point where you have to own a PIII600 with a $300 video card to play a good PC game quite yet.

To its credit, its brilliant design and elegant follow through make Deus Ex the best game I've played this year, and I think it's safe to say it's one of the most versatile first-person games ever.
(Pc Review at IGN)



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woensdag 13 april 2011

The XX

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my new blog. As the name suggests I'm going to post a daily message with the latest trends I have noticed. This can range from games to lifestyle, music to health and so on.

Today I am talking about the cooking programs. You turn the TV on and you will be flooded by programs that have anything to do with cooking. You have the usual cooking programs where the viewer can learn something and competitions between the best cooks in your country.Well, no matter what your mom might say, television can be educational. Why this sudden interest in cooking? Tell me!

To conclude a great south park parody, enjoy it