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Ban of Blackberry services

Not in Singapore but in UAE. Pretty soon will be the rest of the Arab nations. I think this is a definitely a step made to the wrong direction. I mean, just when you are the forerunners in technology breakthrough and defying the odds, you come down with a stipulation that doesn’t make any sense at all.

Citing national security concerns, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it will soon ban e-mail, web browsing and messaging for the BlackBerry smartphone.

?In the public interest, we have today informed the providers of telecommunications services in the country of our decision to suspend the Blackberry services of messenger, email and electronic browsing,? stated Mohammed al-Ghanem, the chief of the UAE?s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

[link here]

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the woody allen quote about love

I have to admit. I never was a fan of Woody Allen. Among the throngs of films that he have acted, directed or produced, I have seen only one. And that was also because Scarlett Johansson was in the film. 🙂

However, there was 1 quote from him that I remembered till this day. That quote stirred up my thoughts from the moment I first heard about it several years back and brought upon interesting discussions among my circle of friends, including my?then girlfriend turn fiancee turn?wife.

This is the quote from Woody Allen.

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How to record streaming music on Vista

This post is just a reminder for me, just in case if I ever decide to upgrade my XP machine to Vista but I guess you guys might find this information useful if you intend to convert any streaming music into mp3.

Of course, it all happened because Dearie had forgotten to bring an mp3 file from home and I had to use the school laptop to encode the music into mp3.

Audacity is a wonderful sound editing software that create amazing effects while at the same time, able to record any streaming music from any internet radio stations, youtube and many more.

However, in Vista machines especially laptops, the manufacturers decided to disable the recording streaming music function for reasons unknown.

As such, after 15 minutes of tweaking, I manage to change a few settings in the Windows Vista Operating System. Here is where it gets sticky.

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Danger of not formatting your PC

If you intend to give a PC to someone needy, for fuck’s sake, please try and delete your own personal files first. Otherwise, don’t blame the person who inherit your PC if they start to see your pictures in provocative poses or worse still, viewing semi-nude male models !!!

Even if you claim that your PC is having some Windows problem or issue, consult your own IT support first for advice before just handing the whole PC to someone else.

Now I know that you have a total of 2437 images of yourself, friends and boyfriend, over 100 video clips and images of male models strutting their stuff and personal files of your workplace, family and loved ones. WITHOUT even hacking into your PC.

The most important lesson here is, ALWAYS FORMAT your PC before you give/trade-in/sell to someone else. Sure there are software out there that can try to retrieve your data but at least its a step that shows you TRIED TO ERASE any confidential documents behind.

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Signs to indicate your memory card is corrupted

Here are several tell-tale signs to indicate that you better invest in another memory card or thumb drive when the next IT Show kicks in.

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Teen Burns Classmate, Blames World Of Warcraft

After losing a schoolyard fight, a 17-year-old boy in Beijing recently covered a classmate with gasoline and lit him on fire, claiming he was a fire mage in World of Warcraft.

[ link here ]

I want to know how it got that far in the first place. Where did he get the gasoline and matches? Also, what kind of a person doesn’t get suspicious when someone starts pouring gasoline on you ?

Its really stupid to blame the makers of the game for the actions of the 17 year old. After all he’s 17, not 7. Luckily the court deemed him currently unfit for society and jailed him instead of blaming Blizzard.

  • A South Korean man dies after playing Starcraft for 50 hours straight.
  • An online gamer from Shanghai kills another gamer for selling his sword he won in Legend of Mir 3.
  • An infant daughter dies after her South Korean parents leave her unattended to play World Of Warcraft.
  • A Chinese man dies after playing games on the internet for three days straight.

And now this.

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Vii 2: The Clone Wars

Just when I realise that Nintendo’s Wii just got a clone from MADE IN CHINA, I discovered that the clone just got a new upgrade !!

[ link here ]

This is interesting in that I have never seen this technology. Can it be modded? What type of peripherals will it take and finally what kind of media does it run?

But the real question is, wouldn’t it be hilarious if the Vii or Vii 2 was a top seller ? 🙂