Nick Vujicic is a preacher, a motivational speaker and the director of Life Without Limbs, an organization for the physically disabled.
Life Without Limbs
The Life Without Limbs organization, which Vujicic founded in 2005, is aimed at giving people living with no limbs motivation and inspiration for their lives. This is done by giving speeches worldwide about Christian faith and the impact that faith in God can have to help the world.
Google Goes Mobile
Long are the days when Google was know to the world as just the search engine. Now Google has put almost all of its effort into its mobile devices and not as much into search for computers. The search engine is gearing more towards mobile devices and personalizing itself to you specifically. The latest thing that Google has done to get in the news was the addition of the “Near Me Now” feature.
This allows Google to tap into the GPS functionality of your mobile device and show results only near you at the time of the search. This is great for directions to your local pub, restaurant, library, or grocery store. But has Google been putting their focus in the right place? For quite a while the greatest minds known to man have been telling us that everything is going towards mobile. Several years ago Bill Gates was telling us that everything would be moving towards the PC Tablet. And for all intensive purposes he was right. The world is going mobile and is using more bandwidth than ever before. And thanks to Micro-Blogging like Twitter, and the ability to connect your mobile device to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, and others you are seeing an increase in live activity. But then things have gone another step further with the recent additions to the mobile 3G network allowing most Smart Phones to access the internet at a fast connection comparable or beating several high speed internet connections. Then the final piece of the puzzle is video and photos, we are seeing a lot more activity, photos, and video in almost real-time of events happening around the world.
Do you think the world is going crazy, or just plain mobile?
A-Team the Movie
A-Team the Movie in theaters 2010
Ok, so by now you figured out that Im a big dork.. lol
But I can’t help it. I am a fan of the 80′s hit show the A-Team. The movie is to hit the theaters June 11th 2010 and will be staring: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as the A-Team. Also some of the other highlighted actors / actresses include a stunning cast with Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Dirk Benedict, and Omari Hardwick. I along with thousands of others are looking forward to this movie which pays credit to an iconic TV Series “the A-Team”. This is one of those movies that the producers and directors are going to have to do well or face a herd of angry critics. Personally I think they will portray this TV series in an up-to-date way with a much needed make-over. And with Jessica Biel in it what could go wrong? lol… I love you Jessica – be sure to leave a comment if you read this! (Wishing hopefully for her comment).
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Michael Brandt – screenplay
Stephen J. Cannell – characters
Derek Haas – screenplay
Skip Woods – screenplay
Release Date:11 June 2010 (USA) more
Plot:A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy more
|Bradley Cooper||…||Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck|
|Liam Neeson||…||Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith|
|Sharlto Copley||…||Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock|
|Jessica Biel||…||Lt. Sosa|
|Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson||…||Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus|
|Gerald McRaney||…||General Morrison|
|Omari Hardwick||…||Chop Shop J|
|C. Ernst Harth||…||Gilbert|
|Raj Lal||…||Private Silyman|
|Neil Schell||…||Army Meddac Hospital XO|
|Jacob Blair||…||Lynch Goon #1 (uncredited)|
|Katie Boskovich||…||Sophie (uncredited)|
|Simon Chin||…||Heavy Set (uncredited)|
|Victor Formosa||…||Nick (uncredited)|
|Tom MacNeill||…||Norwegian tourist (uncredited)|
|Jimmy Ortega||…||Captor #2 (uncredited)|
|William C. Vaughan||…||PFC #2 (uncredited)|
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Skype for TV (hdTV)
Reviews for the new Skype for TV (hdTV)
Coming soon, you will be able to skype from your TV. Skype has teamed up with Panasonic and LG Electronics bringing a TV that has a built in webcam and includes the necessary electronics making this a possible revolution with video conferencing and Skype calls.
With the research that Skype has presented they show that most users had a common suggestion in regards to video conferencing, and that is most people do not want to sit in front of a computer to make a video call. In most non-professional settings people had requested the ability to use a couch, bed, or other common places throughout the house to Skype with video to friends and family. And that is where the Skype for TV (hdTV) comes in to action. The new model is available to view and on display at CES 2010 and is expected to show up at your local retailer coming in the middle of this year.
One of the concerns that I have for this is the safety and security.
- Is it possible for someone to hack into my TV and watch whats going on in my house from this device?
- Can this Skype for TV device mis-dial, or accidentally dial when I am not intentionally using it?
- What are the alerts on the physical TV that will show me that I am online and on a Skype call?
- Is there a light on the top of the TV set to alert me that the camera is in use?
If certain safety measures are not met this device could increase the ability to publicize private matters that may happen in your house or bedroom.
- Will Skype ever start using this to advertise, and if so how do they intend on soliciting the advertisements onto my Skype hdTV?
- What is the expected price point?
I feel Skype is going to have to be very careful with the price point, and here is why. I can get a cheap laptop or desktop and use my TV as an extended monitor. So if Skype is going to start selling TV’s then the TV should allow me to do just as much as a typical LCD HDTV and then some. I should be able to insert a media card from my camera so that I may show it to family and friends that I am on Skype TV with. And of course if they don’t get the price right, then ts going to be an awesome idea that will never float.
The issues mentioned in here are not answered by Skype to my satisfaction yet, and I hope they will soon clear up this line of questioning. After my own questioning to potential buyers I was able to find an interesting similarity amongst almost all that I questioned. First people wanted to make sure it will not be recording them without their knowledge (and want PROOF of it – with some sort of light, lock, or other indicator), and secondly the people I spoke with will only purchase this if it is the same price or very comparable to a similar TV model.
Palm Pre acting slow
My Palm Pre is acting very slow lately, so I’ve taken it in, asked friends, and listed the problem on this site. Ultimately I found the solution from you guys. Ok so it’s not as much a solution as it is a reason for my phone acting up and being slow. It is due to the amount of information I have on my phone, and since it doesnt have a slot for a memory card it fills up after X amount of photos, music, videos, data, phone history, or text messages on the phone. Now unfortunately X amount is an unknown value. The Palm Pre does not let you know how much the phone starts with, how much space the operating system uses, or how much space is remaining on the phone.
A quick temporary fix is to restart the phone, since the phone does not have a way to do a soft reboot you must take the battery out and restart the phone manually. But the good part is that it will fix your phone and get things moving faster. The better solution is to erase the text memory, transfer photos off the phone, and not load so much data on the device.
I decided to post a review video that I found that has nothing to do with my opinions, its a solid review.
Lil Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Every once in a while I will get a ‘oldy but a goldy’ stuck in my head. Looks like today is one of those days. Here is a older song that you might hear every now anad again; Li’l Red Riding Hood by the ‘Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs’ from 1966. The video that is shown below was done by a college student and is the not the original video that was distributes with the song.
The song is built around the Grimm Brothers’ “Little Red Riding Hood” folk tale, adapted by ending before the grandmother makes her entrance, and explicitly using the ambiguity of modern English between “wolf”, the carnivore, and “wolf”, a man with concealed sexual intentions. The singer remarks on “what big eyes” and “what full lips” Red has, and eventually on “what a big heart” he himself has. An added element is that he says (presumably aside, to the song’s audience) that he is disguised in a “sheep suit” until he can demonstrate his good intentions, but he seems to be having a hard time suppressing his wolf call in favor of the baa-ing of a sheep. One of its signature lines is “you’re everything that a big bad wolf could want”.
“Li’l Red Riding Hood,” by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs (1966) From their album “Li’l Red Riding Hood” Lyrics written by Ronald Blackwell. Betty Boop footage from “Dizzy Red Riding Hood” (1931)
The song whose lyrics are described just above is widely attributed to Ronald Blackwell. There seems to be no controversy (although various titles are occasionally used) that one with a similar title was earlier written and recorded by the Big Bopper, and released as “Little Red Riding Hood” (N.b: with “little” spelled out) late in 1958 as the B-side of his second hit. The searchable sites with its complete lyrics as text seem to constitute no more than a handful, but a recording, purported to be of his voice and thus presumably as being authoritative as to lyrics, exists online.
Though related in concept to the later Blackwell song, these differ in
1. conflating into one the wolves of Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs (and implying he is on good terms with the pigs)
2. having the singer call himself both the Big Bopper and the Big Bad Wolf
3. encountering Red from outside her locked door, where he knocks seeking entrance
4. being apparently franker, in saying “you’re the swingin’est and that’s no lie”, and insisting on being let in promptly lest the rest of the household return first
5. foregoing mentioning any fairy-tale-wolfish characteristics or behavior except a Three-Pigs-wolfish threat to blow the house down (unless one regards cackling laughter as counting).
However, at least one site, which ignores the Bopper-recorded lyrics in listing his work, attributes the Blackwell/Pharoahs lyrics to the Big Bopper.
Who’s that I see walkin’ in these woods?
Why, it’s Little Red Riding Hood.
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood,
You sure are looking good.
You’re everything a big bad wolf could want.
Listen to me.
Little Red Riding Hood
I don’t think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone.
From the video editor: This was for a school project we were suppose to make a video using I-movie(yuck) and my laptop (the school gives us) doesn’t have much music sooooo I did Sam the Sham and the pharoh’s Little red riding hood with the WB cartoon little red hot riding hood
Balloon boy parents go to jail for hoax
The parents Richard and Mayumi Heene of the boy dubbed “balloon boy” for the nationally televised hoax that they created are sentenced to jail and to not profit from the hoax for 4 years.
The balloon boy’s supposed life-threatening journey in a runaway balloon riveted the nation for hours. But it will be years before the perpetrators of the October hoax — his parents — can benefit financially from the publicity stunt.
The sentencing of Richard and Mayumi Heene was the culmination of a saga that turned out to be a ruse by a family broke, desperate and hoping to land a reality televison show.
A tearful Richard Heene apologized in court Wednesday for the frenzy he caused when he claimed his 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a giant helium balloon shaped like a flying saucer.
“I’m very, very sorry. And I want to apologize to all the rescue workers out there, and the people that got involved in the community,” said the 48-year-old Heene, a UFO-obsessed backyard scientist who turned to storm-chasing and reality TV after his Hollywood acting career bombed.
He was sentenced to 90 days, including 60 days of work release. She was given a 20-day sentence. Both terms included a clincher: four years’ probation during which they cannot earn any money related to the stunt — meaning no books, movies or reality TV deals.
“What this case is about is deception, exploitation — exploitation of the children of the Heenes, exploitation of the media and exploitation of people’s emotions — and money,” District Judge Stephen Schapanski said.
Prosecutor Andrew Lewis asked for the 90-day maximum for the husband, saying that a stern message needs to be sent to people who stage hoaxes for the publicity.
“Jay Leno said it best when he said, ‘This is a copycat game.’ And people will copycat this event,” said Lewis. The Heenes “need to go to jail so people don’t do that.”
The judge gave Richard Heene until Jan. 11 to report to jail so that he could spend the holidays with his family. His wife will serve her 20 days behind bars after her husband completes his sentence. Her time served will be flexible — she can report to jail on 10 weekends, for example — so that the couple’s three children are cared for, the judge said.
At the sentencing, the prosecutor provided a more detailed timeline of the hoax.
He said Richard Heene was working with a collaborator throughout the year to pitch a reality series about madcap experiments and inventions. By late September, it became clear that the networks weren’t biting.
At the same time, the Heenes’ finances were collapsing — they weren’t paying bills, checks were bouncing, and banks were threatening to close accounts, Lewis said.
The Heenes set in motion the balloon hoax in early October as a way to jump-start the reality TV effort and get some attention.
Heene began seeking money to buy helium tanks and studying weather patterns to find the right day for the launch. He eventually settled on Oct. 15; the weather was right, and his kids were home from school with parent-teacher conferences.
The balloon floated away that afternoon with Falcon thought to be aboard. The Heenes first called the Federal Aviation Administration, then a TV station and finally 911.
Authorities launched a desperate search for little Falcon, before the boy turned up at home hours later. The Heenes said they realized he had been hiding all along in the rafters. But the story soon began falling apart and the parents were arrested and pleaded guilty in November.
David Lane, Richard Heene’s attorney, pleaded for leniency and said the couple “learned a lesson they will never forget for the rest of their lives.”
Asked later by reporters if his client was done with reality TV, Lane joked: “I don’t know if they’re done with reality television. Is reality television done with them?”
By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer
Balloon Boy’s dad is going to jail.
Perhaps more importantly, he’ll be on probation that will forbid him from profiting on the fiasco for four years — a net that the judge may cast liberally to shut down the fame-seekers until long after people have forgotten about them.
The man who carried out the balloon boy hoax has been sentenced to jail for the stunt.
A judge sentenced Richard Heene to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue work as a construction contractor while doing his time. The judge also imposed conditions on Heene’s probation that forbid him from profiting from the balloon spectacle in any way for four years.
Heene choked back tears as he said he was sorry, especially to the rescue workers who chased down false reports that his 6-year-old son had floated away in a balloon. He said: “I do want to reiterate that I’m very, very sorry.”
Richard and Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to charges that they carried out the balloon stunt in October to promote a reality TV show. Mayumi Heene’s sentencing is under way.
Its not how many times you fall, its how many times you get back up and try again, this guy has one of the most amazing stories you will ever imagine. It is enough to give motivation to anyone.
Watching the young Bing search engine site evolve into something unique compared to all of the other major search engines is quite enjoyable. Waiting to see what moves they will make next is always great to see. One hopes that the upgrades and changes they make are mostly helpful and noticeable to all types of surfers online to make the online experience just that much more enjoyable.
What used to be the msn video home page for quite some time is now redirected to the bing home video page. This seems to be a very smart move on the part of Microsoft because of the major efforts they seem to be putting into bing.com.
It provides a very current and helpful way to search and find videos that you are hoping to watch. This is ranging from tv shows, sports, comedy, movies music and so on. There is even a queue section for you to personalize what you want in your lineup so that you can watch it when its available. It just has a very nice polished feel and appeal to it.
There’s sometimes nothing more satisfying than watching something that can’t really be explained, evolve into something that is watched on YouTube thousands and millions of times. When an average person who wasn’t necessarily expecting to find himself as a “Internet celebrity”, ends up hitting it big for some unexplained reason.
A couple of examples that I’ll give here are the Numa Numa dance by Gary Brolsma, one of the strangest lip syncing and dancing to a pretty catchy tune. The last time I checked there were over 32 million views of this guy jamming along with the music. A lot of times when some of us see just purely funny and entertaining videos, we simply just must abide by our duty to pass it on and it quite literally takes on a viral marketing life of its own.
The other example that I happen to be thinking of at the moment is Chocolate Rain sung by Tay Zonday. This one just went over 43 million views recently. There is almost no logical explanation that weird and unique types of serious or joking fun that anyone decides to have, could one day just explode into a networking and viral type of hit.
This is one of the greatest things about the Internet, no matter who you are or what type of a weird or normal thing you do, it could catch and hit big. From that point on you may even find yourself performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. At that point when for whatever reason you have started to command a large amount of viewership, you will immediately get the attention of the mass media who is also currently plugged into what is happening online.