Watch Chucky online for fright nightNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Week 8 is upon us and there are a lot of story lines to follow. Will Brett play? Should he? Is Jon Kitna really going to start an NFL game in Dallas, or is someone messing with us? Will referees let the games be decided on the field this week? Those questions and more will be answered in a few short days. We are a little late this week with the picks, but here they are in plenty of time to get your slips in. There are a lot of games this week where the predictor and the spread are almost exact (within a half point), these are pick games over history they carry a 50/50 chance no matter how you bet. So remember as always buyer beware…click here for picksNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
For the first time in a while, there is not a new release we can recommend this week in wide release. Take the time to catch up on some good movies on Netflix or DVD, but stay away from Saw 3D whatever you do.
To tide you over here is the trailer for something that actually looks good. The upcoming Skyline.
Reviewed by Peter Veugelaers © 2010
The A-Team DVD Review
They were a foursome revered by high school kids. Hannibal Smith, B.A. Baracus, Murdock and Face - and everyone had a favorite. Memorably, someone had to pick Mr. T, the actor behind Baracus, and everyone identified, or was given, a character that fitted. The new batch of actors playing these now old hats has shoes to fill, indeed, except if you’re fifteen and don’t have a clue who Mr. T is.
Bradley Copper as Face, for reasons which have everything to do with his acting ability, is squared off with an agent who used to be his girlfriend (Jessica Biel), but I wondered where he got the time between tours of duties. Her antagonism towards him makes for the first sign of tangible conflict and that after a lengthy opening…moreNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
If you are a regular power ranking watcher, you can see how the Steelers and Jets have separated themselves from the pack at the top in terms of points. Teams 3-8 are almost interchangeable from week to week and this week we have a top ten newcomer with the Chiefs making an appearance at number nine, while the Super Bowl Champion Saints fall down to 14. Read on to find out where your favorite team sits in the Week 8 NFL power rankings…
A compilation of awesome people doing incredible things. This is the music video for Hadouken’s song “Mecha Love”. Some of these are not real, most are, can you tell the difference? Regardless this is just freakin’ awesome.
Here is the list of clips used in no particular order:
FLYBAR 800 FLIP VARIATIONS
JOE MURRELL PISTOL FLIP
20 FOOT FRONTFLIP
AMAZING JUGGLING - AMSTERDAM
IMPOSSIBLE BASKETBALL BASEBALL SHOT
SHALLOW DIVE RECORD
40 BMX BICYCLE POOL JUMP STUNT WITH SLOW MOTION VERSION
WORDS MOST TALENTED MAN
IMPOSSIBLE BACK FLIP BASKET BALL SHOT
TOP 10 BIGGEST AND BEST JUMPS EVER
MASTER OF BUSINESS CARD THROWING
BEST PARKING EVER - 6 YEAR OLD GIRL
SOMETHING YOU CANT JUST WATCH ONCE BECAUSE YOU JUST CANT
THE GREATEST BOWLING STRIKE EVER - OVER THE BARSTOOL BOWLING TRICK SHOT
JACK NICKLAUS 100 FOOT PUTT
PROFESSOR LONG HAIR BIG CHIEF
ABENE BM CHEZ KIKI PT 1
HUGE BIKE JUMP INTO A POND 30 FEET IN THE AIR
66 INCH JUMP BY ADRIAN WILSON
PAUL BASAGOITIA IN HIS BACKYARD
TERRY PRICE - MINI VIDEO
EPIC SKATEBOARD VIDEO
WORLD RECORD QUATERPIPE JUMP - SIMON DUMONT GOES HUGE
DAVE BACHINSKY EL TORO 20 STAIR KICKFLIP
DAMIEN WALTERS 2010
THINKBIKESCOM - MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS STREET VIDEO
GUINESS WORLD RECORDS HIGHEST BICYCLE BUNNY HOP
SHAOLIN MONK BALANCES ON 2 FINGERS
CRAZY TRAMPOLINE STUNT
INSIRED BICYCLES - DANNY MACASKILL APRIL 2009
KEVIN ROBERTSON SETS BMX WORK RECORD 27 FEET
INSANE CHAIR BALANCING
BMX FLATLAND BEST RIDER
HIGHEST WATERFALL DIVING
EXTREMELY HIGH BACKFLIP
HISTORICAL SKATEBOARDING TRICKS
IMPOSSIBLE SOCCER SHOT
AMAZING ROGER FEDERER TRICKSHOT ON GILETTE AD SHOOT
THE 200 YARD GONG SHOT
TAIG KHRIS SAUT TOUR EIFFEL OFFICIAL RECORD
WALK ON WALTER LIQUID MOUNTAINEERING
THE WORLDS FARTHEST BASKETBALL SHOT
MOST IMPOSSIBLE BOWLING TRICK SHOT
KAKA JOGA BONITO
CRAZY BASKETBALL TRICK SHOT
LEBRON JAMES BEST BASKETBALL TRICK AMAZING
SOME AWESOME THINGS
BACKFLIP PENALTY KICK
AWESOME CHEERLEADING STUNTS
TRIPLE BACKFLIP 60 FOOT ROPE SWING
Lets celebrate Halloween with a pumpkin drop. Utah’s largest pumpkin for the year, weighing in at 1,169 pounds, was dropped on an old Pontiac after being hefted up by a 175-foot crane. Lets just say that a pumpkin can really mess up a Pontiac.
The pumpkin was grown by Matt McConkie from Mountain Green and it is calculated that the descent of the giant pumpkin reached a top speed of 67.1mph for 3.1 seconds before meeting its endNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Windows Phone 7 will be a serious game-changer
Love it or hate it, the new Windows Phone 7 mobile OS has success written all over it
FTC ends Google Street View probe without fines
Google won't be fined by the Federal Trade Commission over its accidental Street View collection of Wi-Fi data fragments
Amazon wins fight to keep customer records private
Federal judge slaps down demand from North Carolina tax collectors but hints that a narrower approach may comply with the First Amendment.
First look: Barnes & Noble Nook in color for $249
Barnes & Noble unveiled its colorized version of the Nook e-book reader today, and I was lucky to get a hands-on look of the device. Let's take a look.
Five Ways the Nook Could Beat the Kindle
In anticipation of Barnes & Noble's announcement last night, I tried to come up with some possible moves that would help the Nook unseat the Kindle. Some of my predictions were spot on. The color screen and added social media features are both going to help the Nook Color woo readers. See what else I predicted--and got wrong.
Amazon boasts record Kindle sales
Amazon has announced that its new Kindle version has outsold all previous versions combined. It also revealed that e-book sales are outpacing traditional book sales. That is for the 1,000 bestselling books. E-books readers are exploding in popularity
Performance, Price Make Apple TV a Must-See
Apple TV is now available and while there are still flaws with the system, an in-depth review by eWEEK finds that it remains a worthwhile purchase for any living room. The positives of Apple TV include its $99 price tag, an easy setup and an outstanding streaming experience. However, a lack of content and the system's ability to only stream 720p are two glaring flaws
Top Microsoft exec sees world after PCs
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, wrote a new memo to employees. He urged Microsoft to "go beyond the PC." In the memo, Ozzie explained that soon enough physical hardware will no longer matter.
Opt out of 60 ad networks in 3 minutes
Did you know that 60 ad networks may be tracking you right now? And may be selling personally identifiable details about you? The good news: you can opt out
HP Means Business with Windows 7-Powered Slate 500 Tablet
Hewlett-Packard contends that its Slate 500 tablet computer can do anything a regular PC can do, since it comes installed with the professional version of Windows 7 and has the look and feel of a regular PC. We bring you a close-up look at the 6-inch-by-9-inch device that HP wants to position as primarily a business tool and not a direct competitor to the iPad. The HP Slate has also answered burning questions about whether Windows 7 is ready for the tablet market. The answer, so far, is yes.
Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues
Canonical shook the Linux world yesterday when it announced that the next version of Ubuntu -- "Natty Narwhal," or version 11.04 -- will no longer use the GNOME interface by default. Instead, Natty will feature Unity, the multitouch and 3D-enabled interface that made its debut earlier this month in the distribution's netbook edition of Maverick Meerkat, or Ubuntu 10.10
What kind of evil is Google: Accidental or intentional?
Company claims ignorance and 'mortification' that it grabbed passwords, emails while facing lawsuit for selling user data. Even if we give Google the benefit of the doubt, there's still cause for concern.
OK this is the meaning of a viral and a meme all rolled up into one. If you have been under a rock for the last week you haven't seen this yet, we present it in all its glory for you now.
In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks. Watch his inspired views on karate, gay marriage, and, well, rent.
The official party logo:
Now this is destined to become one of the biggest memes the internet has ever seen, here are a couple to get you started, but we think this is just the tip of a very large meme iceberg.
Wow, this is an amazing resource for those who mix drinks (mixologists) or just those who like to imbibe (me!) You can search by name, ingredient, or category of drinks and learn all kinds of stuff about drinks and how to make them.nutzworld.com.
More Digg Woes…
Not long after laying off 10% of their staff, Digg is putting another 25 heads on the chopping block. (Beleaguered Digg announces more layoffs? - CNET) The company also lost CRO Chas Edwards earlier today. He is reportedly moving into the startup realm.
According to founder Kevin Rose, the company will be refocusing the Digg product and more announcements will be made tomorrow.
Company CEO Matt Williams attributes the cuts to the deep financial loss Digg is operating under right now. With these layoffs, the hope is that they will once again reach solvency in 2011.
This may not be enough to save Digg. Some think of Digg as a dinosaur in today's Twitter and Facebook world. Is Digg going to be able to come back? AOL was thought dead and is quickly coming back as a content provider, but does Digg have another avenue to take? Only time will tell.
HP launches Slate tablet
HP has just launched its Slate 500 tablet computer. The Slate has an 8.9-inch touch screen and runs Windows 7 Professional. Pricing is set at $800. The Slate is aimed at business users. HP will launch a consumer tablet later
Microsoft says Windows 8 roughly two years away
Software company's Dutch subsidiary posts a blog that says the company is working on the new version, which Microsoft has yet to publicly detail in terms of either features or timing
Windows 8 - Should it be evolutionary or revolutionary?
There has been a LOT of chat about what Windows 8 should bring to the table.
Google TV has trouble with video providers
Google is working with major TV studios to unblock Google TV access. Some studios like ABC and CBS blocked Google TV from accessing their videos. Analysts believe the studios feel threatened by Google's dominance in other arenas.
Understanding what Facebook apps really know
(faq) An in-depth look at how much Facebook applications know about the users who opt into them, and what it means in the bigger scheme of things.
Major game developer targets mobile gaming
Electronic Arts just purchased game publisher Chillingo for $20 million. Chillingo is the publisher of the popular Angry Birds iPhone game. EA likely hopes this will provide a platform for its own mobile games.
Microsoft vs. Apple: Who's winning? The numbers don't lie
Is Apple really making a dent in Microsoft's long-standing Windows monopoly?
Microsoft Office 365: Your Guide to a Slew of Versions, Prices
With the new Office 365, Microsoft is saying bye to BPOS and re-packaging some collaboration and Office apps. But as usual, it produced a confusing pile of versions: We break down your options
No one can say the San Francisco Giants took the easy path to the World Series.
They had to wait until the final day to clinch a playoff spot, then had to wait through a tense final out in Philadelphia.
Brian Wilson, Cody Ross and the Giants can exhale. Now they’ll try to bring the first crown to San Francisco.
Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the Giants held off the Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series…moreNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
We’re back for another week of picks and predictions. This is a crazy season and even through the horrors of a .500 straight up pick record, the predictor always pays off in the long run and in a 6-8 week straight up managed to go 8-6 ATS for a net gain. So for the year it is now at .500 straight up and .554 ATS or the important number of +$212.50
This week will probably feature a ton of upsets again. It might be tough to pick the games, but it sure makes it fun to watch.
Last Weeks Record: 6-8 Straight Up 8-6 ATS (+120.00)
Year to Date: 37-37 Straight Up 41-33 ATS (+212.50 Net)
This is our fifth year and our overall record now stands at 676-407 (62.42%) Straight Up / 595-488. (54.94%) ATS Our total win based on 1 unit ($100.00): +$5487.50
Remember we do this for fun, so take it for what it is worth, especially early in the season. Remember we live in Nevada so it is legal for us to bet. If you live elsewhere this is just for gigglesnutzworld.com.
And they got there with a win over their old nemesis, the defending champion New York Yankees.
Vladimir Guerrero drove in three runs before Nelson Cruz hit a towering, two-run homer and the Rangers beat New York 6-1 Friday night in Game 6 of the AL championship series, the biggest victory in the franchise’s 50 seasons. ...Note: Cross posted from SportzNutz.
Peter’s Preview October 22, 2010
By Peter Veugelaers ©
It’ll be of interest to see how Clint Eastwood directs a supernatural thriller, Hereafter, after Gran Torino. Matt Damon stars after this year’s Oscar nomination for supporting actor in Invictus, also directed by Clint. The director keeps on going. It’s been a phenomenal decade. Since 2003, he’s made Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Changeling, Gran Torino and Invictus. All impress with distinctive character, like rich wine taken moderately after years in the cellar. Savor the taste.
This week's pick in the wide releases is Hereafter Hereafter is some of Clint Eastwoods best directorial work, plodding and slow at times, but in the end the exploration of the afterlife is as comforting as it is unsettling.
Last Weeks Pick: RED. may not be the best movie we have seen all year, but it is the most fun we have had at the theater this year.Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Guess who is on top of the Week 7 power rakings? Here's a clue: J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets. New York jumps over the Steelers and heads into the bye as the No. 1 team in the NFL. At 5-1, the Jets have won three road games and their only loss was by a point at home to Baltimore. They have earned the top spot in the Power Rankings the hard way. That takes nothing away from the Steelers who got Big Ben back last week with a tune up at home against Cleveland. This week gets tougher at Miami.
The AFC still rules the power rankings through 6 full NFL weeks. Is anyone from the NFC going to step up? The Saints look to be putting it together now so watch out above… Read more
?1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook
With more than 500 million users, Facebook is one of the most popular destinations on the Web. But the company has been battling complaints that it takes its users' privacy for granted, and some Facebook applications are even leaking personal information. Even Congress is asking questions. Still, there are several ways to protect private information if you know where to look.
Why most iPad rivals are already doomed
While rivals unveil prototypes, the iPad has already sold millions and is available almost everywhere you look.
What Ray Ozzie Do (and Didn't Do) at Microsoft
As former Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie leaves the company, it's time to ask: What has he done for Microsoft and where is the company headed without him? Some believe that Ozzie helped bring Microsoft up to speed on cloud computing, but once he finished that job, there wasn't much left for him. Ozzie's departure has some thinking Microsoft is suffering from a long bout of brain drain.
The flash future of the MacBook
Apple CEO Steve Jobs made it clear yesterday that the hard-drive-less MacBook Air is the future of his company's notebook lineup.
Why Steve Jobs Really, Really Hates Google
What happened to Google and Apple? The two companies and their CEOs were tight once. Now, it seems that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has some choice words for Google and especially for that pesky Android operating system that is stealing the iPhone's thunder.
Gigantic space photos coming soon
A new space telescope in Chile is set to open soon. It will take 20 terabytes of photos every day. This will be transferred to a university in Illinois. A supercomputer will process the information. The photos will eventually be available to the public.
Electronic Arts to acquire Angry Birds publisher
Electronic Arts is making a major push into the mobile market by buying Chillingo, the publisher of the wildly popular game Angry Birds.
First Windows Phone 7 reviews
The reviews of the first Windows Phone 7 devices are in. CNET offers full analysis of the Samsung Focus, the HTC Surround and the Windows Phone 7 operating system
Billboards link up with location-tracking
Location-based services are linking with real world ads. A recent environmental billboard asked people to check in at that location. Money was donated to a non-profit for every check-in.
This is a classic that still ranks among the most shared videos on the net. The absolutely fabulous David Hasselhoff with the absolutely fabulous Hooked on a Feeling video. If you have missed this, it is a must see. Germany is absolutely in love with the Hoff, Germans are weird by the way.Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model.
The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide," the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural iconNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Uribe’s sac fly in 9th gives SF 3-1 lead in NLCS
Juan Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off reliever Roy Oswalt with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants moved within one win of the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies … [Read More...]
Yankees beat Rangers 7-2, close to 3-2 in ALCS
CC Sabathia pitched like a champion, and the New York Yankees are heading for Texas. A whole lot better than heading home. Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit consecutive homers to build an early cushion, … [Read More...]
Mark Schlereth tells it like it is with NFL’s hypocrisy
Mark Schlereth sounds off on the NFL and its new anti contact policy and the absolute hypocrisy of selling greatest hit tapes and trying to expand to 18 games while fining or suspending players for big … [Read More...]
NFL contradicting itself with new defensive rules in a time of transition.
The NFL has said it is going to start suspending players for illegal hits. With labor strife currently going on and the NFL telling players that insurance is gone in March, there are a lot of aspects to … [[Read More...]
Apple Brings 300,000 Apps to the Mac Desktop
Mac users think that the Mac OS can't be improved, but Steve Jobs is going to try anyway. Today he announced Mac OS X Lion, which will include features first seen on the iOS-based iPod and iPhone. Most notably, Macs will now be able to run the 300,000-plus apps in the App Store. That seems like a game changer to me
The new Mac OS X: What Apple has in store for business
A bevy of iPhone-inspired features will find their way back into the Mac OS; Apple also has two new MacBook Air models
Firefox dirty dozen: Mozilla patches 'critical' browser flaws
Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.11 with patches for a dozen security holes, some serious enough to launch attacks if a user simply surfs to a booby-trapped website.
Companies move away from XP
Many businesses are planning to upgrade from XP in the next few years. Most will likely choose Windows 7. Windows XP is nearly at the end of its life cycle
Will 7-inch tablets fill the 'functional wasteland' void?
Here's the problem with the onslaught of smartphones, tablets, notebooks and other computing gadgets hitting the market: Unless you can somehow break the rules of physics one size never fits all.
State obscenity law challenged
Massachusetts recently expanded obscenity laws to include electronic communication. The laws make it illegal to post or transmit content harmful to a minor. Content providers are seeking an exemption for Internet communications.
Boys affected by violent content
A new study found a link between violent content and aggression in boys. Repeatedly viewing violence desensitized the boys. They were more likely to consider using violence themselves
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, near the end of a meandering presentation Wednesday, unveiled his trademark "one more thing": two refreshed MacBook Air laptops that add some of the ease of use of an iPad.
The largest of these slender, lightweight netbook computers has a 13-inch screen, is .68 of an inch thick at its widest point and weighs less than three pounds. It'll be priced at $1,299.
A smaller version will have an 11-inch screen and costs $999. Both are available today.
"What would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up?" asked Jobs to laughs from the audience at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters. "This is the result."
Both computers boast unibody construction, full-size keyboards and a webcam for FaceTime video chatting. They also have no hard drives and run on Flash storage instead, meaning they boot up instantly, like the iPad.
Via CNNNote: Cross posted from ComputerNutz.
You may remember the girl in the picture as Winter Pierzina, aka WintrSprngSummrFall, who posted some videos to YouTube last year demonstrating how she stashes everyday items (cell phone, car keys, claw hammer) in her enormous bra. The videos were entertaining, and she was the viral Hot Internet Chick of the Month, and YouTube even shut down her channel for excessive bra-someness, or something like that. (She’s back on YouTube, and below is one of her earlier videos: “Big Boobs = Handy Purse.”) Cute girl with big boobs stashes stuff in her bra—that’s just gold.
But those were better days for Winter—as we were saying, serious issue at hand.
A few months ago, Winter was texting while driving and she totaled her car. Texting while driving! Jesus, girl, could you have picked a more cliched way to nearly kill yourself here in the year 2010? Every day, it seems, we are assaulted by PSAs warning us of the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, texting while driving, surfing the Internet while driving. Whatever she was doing (she may have been MapQuesting while texting), it was really fucking stupid, and she is lucky to be alive.
We can’t go into the specifics, but the situation now is she has to do a ton of community service and she owes the state of California $2,500 in fines. If she doesn’t pay, she’ll go to jail…
More on The Smoking JacketNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
The album from which this single is derived (Kill City (Remastered) ) was originally released in 1977. Took me awhile to finally get around to landing down a copy of this CD, which I assumed it was Iggy's very first solo record. Guess it's actually a collaboration between Iggy and former Stooges guitarist James Williamson. Was definitely worth the wait. Tracks I thought made the grade were the *ss-kicking title cut "Kill City", "I Got Nothin'", the classic "Johanna", "Consolation Prizes" and "Lucky Monkeys". Line-up: Iggy-vocals, James Williamson-guitar, Scott Thurston-bass, keyboards & harmonica and Brian Glascock (Motels)-drums. A should-have.nutzworld.com.
Easily share and access photos, videos and music between your home computers with the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive. This device provides easy-to-use, yet powerful, network storage for the home user and the three step setup is a breeze, even if you’ve never used a network drive before. Save all your digital files to one central location and share them between computers on your network. Then play back your pictures, videos and music from digital media adapters such as game consoles, digital picture frames or networked TVs.
Built-in iTunes support automatically feeds music into iTunes for easy playback. Easily share one printer over the network. Control which family members have access to certain folders. Plus, secure your memories and backup automatically with award winning EMC Retrospect software (PC/Mac) and for extra protection backup online with MozyHome Online Backup service with 2GB free.
I've been using the 1TB media drive for about a month and a half now and have had a very positive experience. I set it up on an XP machine and had little problem connecting to it from my Vista laptop and XP netbook without installing any software. The only feature I haven't used is the USB print server (my printer is located in my office and the hard drive is connected in the living room next to the router and haven't wanted to move either one so they could be physically connected).
My PS3 automatically found the device on the network, and I use the PS3 to watch TV shows stored on the hard drive on my HDTV. This works great. I can't edit files using the PS3, but I can play AVI and MP3 files (I sometimes play music through my stereo system this way as well as TV shows). Formats like .mkv files won't play this way, but that's a function of the PS3 rather than a limitation of the hard drive.
I'm not using the backup software that comes with it; I manually load files to the device from any of my computers. I store my business files, writing, music, etc. on the drive and thus can, for instance, sit outside with my netbook while still accessing all my files (which is handy since the netbook has very little local storage). All my files are in one place and it doesn't matter which computer I'm using.
Uploading files is not much, if any, faster than a USB 2.0 drive in my experience, but download speeds seem very snappy and even very high resolution video files play back over the network with no delay.
For me, this HD solved a lot of problems. I highly recommend it if you have multiple PCs in your house and a collection of media or data files that you want to share, especially if you have a supported device like a PS3 connected to your TV. If you only have one PC and don't want to play media on your TV, you're better off with a 1 TB USB drive since that will be cheaper.nutzworld.com.
Cain outduels Hamels, Giants take 2-1 NLCS lead
Cody Ross keeps doing his best Barry Bonds imitation. With the home run king watching and cheering from a front-row seat, Ross delivered again, Matt Cain outdueled Cole Hamels and the San Francisco Giants … [Read More...]
Texas takes game four in a 10-3 rout, lead Yanks 3-1 in ALCS
No disputing this: The Texas Rangers are routing the New York Yankees and are now just one win from their first trip to the World Series. Bengie Molina hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off A.J. Burnett … [Read More...]
NFL Highlight Reel
Pierre Garcon 57 Yd TD catch
Percy Harvin 95 Yard Touchdown Return
Devin Hester returns a punt for an 89-yard touchdown
Aaron Rodgers hits Greg Jennings for 86-yard TD
DeSean Jackson gets rocked
Kolb to Maclin for 83 yard TD
The next time audiences see Robert Downey Jr. portray Tony Stark/Iron Man, he'll be sharing the spotlight with a rabble crew of superheroes in "The Avengers" (in theaters May 4, 2012). But let's face it, Stark has never been one for sharing the spotlight. He needs his own movie. Luckily, RDJ and his big-screen alter-ego(s) are getting just that: "Iron Man 3" has been given an official release date of May 3, 2013.
Read more on MTVNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Ray Ozzie's leaving Microsoft: What took him so long?
Looked at from the outside, Ray's departure might appear sudden or unexpected. But those of us who have watched his frustration build over the years can't help but wonder what took him this long
Assessing Ray Ozzie's impact at Microsoft
Ozzie did a lot to tilt Microsoft toward the cloud, but his departure raises questions over who will be responsible for the company's next big technological shif
Botnet targets investment firm
The infamous Zeus botnet is targeting the Charles Schwab investment firm. Users' computers are infected via a phishing e-mail purportedly from LinkedIn. Their information is stolen when they view their investments online.
Clash of the titans: Adobe/Microsoft vs. Google/Apple?
It seems clear that we can expect a renewed partnership between Microsoft and Adobe in the coming months as they attempt to compete with Google and Apple. What can the two companies have up their sleeves, and what could it mean for developers?
Artificial intelligence no longer science fiction
Many companies are making great strides in artificial intelligence research. Computers can now sense and interact in many of the same ways as humans. This is thanks to advances in processing power and sensor technology.
Sophie Marceau born 17 November 1966 in Paris, actually: Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu, is a French actress.
Sophie Marceau played the age of 13 years in the teen comedy La Boum (1980), which they over-night for youth idol in France and many other European countries did. The sequel La Boum 2 (1982) further increased its popularity. For this role, she received 1983 restricting French César Award in the category "Best Young Actress." At the age of 18 Sophie Marceau played together with Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve their first demanding role in Fort Saganne (1984). In the same year she also turned together with Jean-Paul Belmondo comedy Joyeuses Pâques (enlisch: Happy Easter).
Won the international breakthrough with the role Marceau as Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson Schottenepos Braveheart (1995). On this success was followed by A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), in which she plays Elektra King.
Lee fans 13 in latest gem; Texas tops Yankees 8-0
Cliff Lee was even better than before in the postseason, and that was no small feat. The ace of October went through the New York Yankees like a buzzsaw again, striking out 13 and pitching the Texas … Read More...
Apple's iPad goes to campus: A look at the opportunities, hurdles
A bevy of universities have Apple iPad pilots underway. Here's a look at the bandwidth requirements and other moving parts involved with supporting an influx of iPads
Cars going increasingly high-tech
Manufacturers are adding more technology to cars. Some cars integrate with gadgets like smart phones for streaming music. The technology may also make driving safer. For example, camera systems can detect pedestrians and activate the brakes
Here Come the iPad Killers
Apple has enjoyed nine months or so of a relatively uncrowded marketplace for tablet computers, but that's about to change. A spate of new tablets is moving in; some iPad competitors will arrive as early as this month
Wi-Fi security not taken seriously
A recent test of Wi-Fi security found that 50 percent of Wi-Fi networks are unsafe. A quarter didn't even have encryption enabled. The test also showed that users don't take precautions on public networks.
2010 Top Scary Trends in Tech
Yes, it's Halloween season of 2010, and our "fearless" editors have asked upon the ZDNet contributors to come up with "Scary Tech." Here it is.
Steam-powered computer closer to reality
A campaign to build a steam-powered computer is gaining ground. More than 1,600 people have donated money to the project. Charles Babbage designed the computer in 1837. But no complete model was ever built.
Will the new MacBook Air be underpowered?
Rumors surfaced over the weekend that Apple might announce a new MacBook Air at this week's special event on Wednesday -- but if it still has a Core 2 Duo, I'm not buying.
Celebrity stalkers get a helpful Website
A new Website that tracks celebrities is launching. It pulls celebrities' location information from Twitter and other sources. This lets users see where celebrities are around the globe. The site has raised some concerns about celebrity safety
Angry Birds comes to Android
The hugely popular iPhone game Angry Birds is coming to Android phones. The first version will be free, thanks to advertising support. A paid, ad-free version will be available later.
We're back for another week of picks and predictions. Another week beating the odds, and making Vegas look stupid... That's the idea, anyway. But in this year of upsets and completely screwed spreads, it doesn't always work out that way, but we keep plugging away anyway.
So far this year the underdogs have been kicking ass, that cannot hold up over a whole season though, so take it for what its worth. When we look at the league, dominant teams are not as dominant as they were and bad teams are not as bad as they were. If you are betting the Lions are 1-4 and the Cowboys are 1-4 but the Lions are 4-1 ATS they are a lot better than they have been getting credit for, meanwhile the Cowboys just suck as they cant win at all.
That is a hint for this weeks games as Detroit is +10 against the Giants and in case you haven't noticed, the Giants are not ten points better than anyone.
Then how does one bad team get to be 7 points better than another bad team, the battle of the Bay is Sunday and the 49ers are 7 point favorites. How is that even possible?
Just some food for thought as we get into this weeks predictor…nutzworld.com.
This week's pick in the wide releases is RED. RED may not be the best movie we have seen all year, but it is the most fun we have had at the theater this year. Also in wide release is the very good, but very Lifetime movie of the week like Conviction and then there is also Jackass 3D which we really wont even comment on.Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Chertoff: Cyber warfare rules needed
Former Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff is calling for cyber warfare rules. He likens it to the need for rules in nuclear warfare. The rules would help nations solidify strategies for dealing with certain types of attacks.
Windows Phone 7: The Cialis of Smartphones?
If you suffer from chronic smartphone dysfunction, Windows Phone 7 may be for you.
U.S. electric grid more robust than believed
A new study by power-system experts takes on several recent alarmist reports. The new study shows that the U.S. power grid is very robust. It wouldn't be easy for a terrorist attack to black out the country.
HP: Finally ready to get serious about Palm?
Hewlett-Packard appears to adding some management heft to Palm in what could be a sign that it may be serious about this mobile device thing after all.
Apple is now the third-largest computer seller in the United States. It increased sales this quarter by 24 percent. Apple now has a 10.6-percent share of the market over Acer's 10.3 percent. Acer is still the world's second largest computer seller.Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
This is an amazing chance to complete your Stargate collection with all seasons available at this fantastic price.
The story of Stargate SG-1 begins two years after the events of the feature film. A network of ancient alien devices called Stargates connects a vast multitude of planets within our Milky Way galaxy for interstellar travel. Later episodes reveal that this network is capable of spanning not just planets within the Milky Way, but with sufficient power, can provide intergalactic travel as well. Stargate SG-1 chronicles the adventures of SG-1, the flagship team of over two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend Earth against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators and later the Ori. The composition of the SG-1 team is stable in the show's first five seasons but changes several times in the remaining seasons. The series expands upon many Ancient Earth mythologies such as Egyptian mythology, Norse mythology, and Arthurian legend.
A must have for the serious sci-fi fan.nutzworld.com.
PC demand slows amid 'consumer fatigue,' but Apple share surges
Global PC sales disappointed across the board in the third quarter, according to IDC and Gartner. Apple's market share, however, surged in the third quarter in the U.S.
United States leads world in zombie computers
A new study shows that over 2.2 million U.S. computers are botnet computers. These computers are infected with viruses that let hackers control them remotely.
HTC, Dell, Samsung, LG Jump on Windows Phone 7 Platform
At the Windows Phone 7 launch event, Microsoft and its manufacturing partners demonstrated some of the first smartphones for the platform. While Microsoft tried to impose rigid hardware requirements, some of the devices on display had additional features--including pop-out speakers and QWERTY keyboards--that suggest those partners decided to do a little tweaking of their own
Microsoft's Facebook stake: Maybe not so crazy
The two companies' partnership in bringing Facebook
data into Bing searches is one of the most promising fruits of a three-year-old strategic investment that looked slightly stupid at the time.
Man snaps over game console
A 42-year-old man snapped after his girlfriend confiscated his video game console. He followed her to work and ran her car off the road. The man is now in jail on a number of charges.
Research In Motion faces a challenge in the business market, as workers force companies to rethink which devices they support, and the BlackBerry's vaunted security becomes less unique.
Female candidate challenged on leaked pictures
Racy pictures of a female Congressional candidate recently leaked online. She maintains that it is a plot to portray female candidates negatively. And she contends this will be a common situation for many upcoming female candidates.
WSJ: AOL, private equity exploring bid for Yahoo
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AOL and several private equity firms, including Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group, are "exploring the possibility" of bidding for Yahoo.
Despite her loyalty to the Miami Dolphins, whom she cheered for as a pro cheerleader for years, Jaime Edmondson (2010 January Playmate of the Month) took one for the team and made NFL gear of the 12 teams Playboy magazine picked to head to the playoffs look as sexy as ever. Though we may not agree with the picks, we cannot disagree with the presentation.
Check out the video from the shoot.
Courtesy of The Smoking Jacket. Click here for complete interview and more photosNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
The folks at Improv Everywhere used 3,000 participants for their latest mission. Each had an MP3 player that received simultaneous instructions (and music). That had to appear really strange to anyone not in on the plan! It all culminated in a flashmob at Bryant Park.
Flashmobs are fun!Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.
Big media wants more piracy busting from Google
As the entertainment sector tries to get Google to do more to fight piracy, a letter from Google to the music industry has some wondering where the search engine's loyalties lie
Cyber Marines could stay in America
The U.S. Marines may be creating a permanent group of cyber soldiers. They would have an independent promotion track. And they would not deploy overseas. The Marines hope this will allow better training.
School district settles Webcam privacy case
The Philadelphia district sued for remotely and secretly taking pictures of students at home via Webcams on school-issued laptops agrees to pay $610,000 to settle suits.
Gap succumbs to online pressure
Gap has withdrawn a recent logo redesign after an outcry online. It received more than 2,000 negative comments on its Facebook page. The company will continue to use its original logo. It plans to poll the community before any future changes
Channel Surfing with Sony's Google TV
Last night, as expected, Sony launched a line of Google TV- enhanced HDTVs. Logitech announced a set-top box with the same functionality last week, and the interface is identical. Although there are a lot of TVs that connect to the internet these days, the Google TV interface is a cut above what we have seen so far. The ability to search any term and have results pulled from the Web, your recorded content, and upcoming programming is pretty neat. PCMag's P.J. Jacobowitz and David Pierce were on the scene and got all the details
New Windows Phone 7 Phones: Everything You Need to Know
Until now, Microsoft's phone plans have been all talk, this week we got our hands on no fewer than 7 Windows Phone 7 devices. So far, it looks like Microsoft has a contender here. Don't expect Windows Phone 7 to come out of the gate and rival the iPhone, Android, or even BlackBerry, but it is a good start. Check out our exclusive hands-on story to find out if your next phone should run Windows
Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7
Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.
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There are two parts of the pig that the internet loves. Bacon and the somewhat pork related and somehow rib-like McRib. Why do we love the McRib? The McRib is not made from ribs; heck, some would argue it’s not even food, yet the McDonald’s sandwich has inspired intense loyalty and a bizarre mystique.
Our strange passion is stoked by the fact that the boneless pork rib-shaped patty is only available for brief periods, and then only at certain locations. Fans will drive hundreds of miles and buy them by the sackfulls, yet McDonalds continues to make it a non menu item only available at special times.
Capitalizing on the underground McRib movement, McDonald's is announcing a full-scale return of the McRib November 2nd for the first time in 16 years...but be sure to hurry and get all the McRibs you can, the campaign is only six weeks long.
I wonder how well they freeze?
McRib commercial from the year 1989.
"It's McRib time"
"Real pork in a sassy sauce"
"Add fries and a coke and you're talking chomp!"
"Good times, great tastes at McDonalds"