Friday, February 27, 2009

The amazing deep-sea fish with a transparent head

This amazing barrel eye fish really does have eyes in the back of his head.Accustomed to living in the pitch black of the deep sea, the animal has developed a unique and incredibly useful ability to spot predators trying to sneak up on it, as well as potential food - through its own head.

Viewed from the front, the creature appears to be just like an average fish.But the differences immediately become clear when looking at it from the side or from above.While its body is mostly dark, the top part of its head is transparent, and its eyes are clearly visible.

Scientists believed the barrel eye fish could only look upwards, but they have recently discovered the creature can also look forward to align its mouth with its eyes.During its evolution, the Macropinna microstoma has developed so its head is transparent and its eyes are able to move themselves inside its own head to look out in different directions

According to evolutionary biologists, it developed such a powerful sense of sight as a result of the harsh environment it lives in.The fish, which is only a few inches long, lives a great depths just below the line to which sunlight can penetrate the water.This means that creatures around it cannot see it clearly. Predators lurking above it cannot spot it either, but it can look upwards to hunt for the small fish and plankton it lives on.

Teenage sacked for moaning on Facebook about her 'totally boring' job!

Like many teenagers, Kimberley Swann was underwhelmed by the menial tasks she was given in her new job.But while other 16-year-olds might have confided in friends and family about the filing, stapling and hole-punching, she decided to let off steam by posting comments on the social networking website Facebook.

Three weeks later, the words 'first day at work. omg !! So dull!!' came back to haunt her when her boss discovered them as he surfed the net.Another posting two days later complained, ' all i do is shred holepunch n scan paper!!! omg!', while another fortnight of apparent misery produced the moan, 'im so totally bord!!!'

Swann was called into Stephen Ivell's office and fired on the spot before being marched from the premises in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Swann, from Clacton, had worked as a waitress and in a call centre before being taken on by Ivell Marketing & Logistics, a product development and sourcing company, on February 2.

On Monday this week, she was called in to see Mr Ivell who handed her a letter explaining her employment had been terminated.It said: 'Following your comments made on Facebook about your job and the company we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your work, we end your employment with Ivell Marketing & Logistics with immediate effect.'Mr Ivell said his firm had done everything by the book.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Apple releases Nitro-supercharged Safari 4 public beta

Safari 4 has been available as a beta browser for some time, though Safari 3 was the browser download of choice. With today's official public beta announcement, the main Safari download page takes you to the Safari 4 download link. Users wanting Safari 3 must click an additional link to reach that download page, now considered a historical release.

Apple said that its new Nitro JavaScript engine (based on WebKit) runs JavaScripts up to 4.2 times faster than its Safari 3 predecessor, 30 times faster than IE7 and three times faster than Firefox 3, at least according to Apple. Safari 4 was the first browser to pass the Acid3 web compatibility test with a perfect score a few months back while still in beta. And now it is the first final version of a browser to support this functionality. But while there are lots of new features, Apple missed putting more focus on security, which has been heavily criticized in the past.

Apple has added several new features to Safari. The hefty 25.5 MB package (excluding Quicktime) now includes a new preview of frequently visited pages called Top Sites, a full history search (Opera has had this for some time), Cover Flow -- to flip through the web history and bookmarks, as well as improved tabbed browsing.

Safari 4 also includes HTML 5 support for offline technologies that enable web-based applications to store information locally without an active always-on Internet connection. According to Apple, it is the first browser to support advanced CSS Effects which provide "highly polished web graphics using reflections, gradients and precision masks."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

is this ATLANTIS???

The above is an extraordinary image which could be of the city of ATLANTIS.


It shows a perfect rectangle the size of Wales lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3½ miles down. A host of criss-crossing lines, looking like a map of a vast metropolis, are enclosed by the boundary.They seem too vast and organised to be caused naturally.

And last night the possibility of an extraordinary discovery had oceanographers and geophysicists captivated.The site lies 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands — a location for Atlantis seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato.He believed it was an island civilization sunk by an earthquake and floods around 9,700BC — nearly 12,000 years ago.

The “grid” showed up on Google Ocean, a Google Earth extension that uses a combination of satellite images and marine surveys. Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University — and one of the world’s leading authorities on Atlantis — called it “fascinating”.He said: “The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato. Even if it turns out to be geographical, this definitely deserves a closer look.”

The legend of Atlantis has captured the imagination of scholars for centuries. Situated in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane, the grid was spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford as he browsed through Google Ocean.Bernie, 38, of Chester, said: “It looks like an aerial map of Milton Keynes. It must be man-made.”

Google claimedthat the criss-crossing lines were sonar data collected as boats mapped the ocean floor.But the internet giant said “blank spots” within the lines could not be explained.A spokeswoman said: “Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor.“The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.“The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world’s oceans.”

Monday, February 23, 2009

slumdog sweeps the OSCARS with eight wins... JAI HO.!!!

It was a triumphant night for British film as Kate Winslet took the best actress Oscar for her role in film The Reader, while British film Slumdog Millionaire swept the board with EIGHT awards this morning.

While another Brit winner, Danny Boyle who took the best director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, it also won the best picture Oscar,Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Score and Best Song.
Accepting the Oscar for best director, Boyle, 52, jumped up and down excitedly in front of Hollywood's finest. He explained that it was to honour a pledge he made to his children.Christian Colson accepted the Best Picture Oscar for Slumdog Millionare. Danny Boyle with Rubiana Ali(younger Latika) and Ismail(younger Salim) during the Oscars.
The mother of one of the Slumdog child actors celebrated the film's eight Oscars from her home in an Indian shantytown, where relatives and neighbours had gathered to watch the awards ceremony on television.'I'm so happy that my daughter has won this award and I could see her on stage with such big stars,' said Muni Qureshi, mother of 8-year-old Rubina Ali, who played the young slum kid Latika in the film.
A R Rahman won two Oscars for Best Music(Score)and Best Song with Gulzar.
Resul Pookutty along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke won the Oscar for Outstanding Sound Mixing.

Sean Penn won the Oscar for the Best Actor for the movie Milk, Penelope Cruz won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Vicky Christina Barcelona.

The late Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight won him the Best supporting actor Oscar, which was accepted by his parents and sister.Ledger has become only the second performer to be awarded an Oscar posthumously.His father accepted the award on behalf of his daughter Matilda.

The show was presented by Australia actor Hugh Jackman who took part in a stunning dance routine with singer Beyonce.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Dark Knight Breaks a Billion

The 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Warner Bros. announced late Friday.

According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the critically acclaimed Caped Crusader sequel—which actually could win eight Academy Awards on Sunday—is now in fourth place on the list of all-time box office grosses, behind only Titanic ($1.84 billion), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion).

The Dark Knight is currently sitting pretty with $1.001 billion, while the fifth-place Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is way back there with $974.7 million.$533.1 million of that billion-plus sum was grossed in U.S. theaters, while $468 million was raked in overseas.

Warner Bros.' news comes along with the announcement that The Dark Knight is also now the top-grossing 2-D IMAX release of all time, with $64.9 million grossed worldwide

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Freida's 2007 'wedding' pics??

New pictures of Freida Pinto and her ex Rohan Antao has surfaced on the Internet today. These pictures were supposedly taken on their wedding day at Goa in December 2007.

The snaps are said to show the lovers at secret nuptials in Panjim, Goa.The pair are reported to have been an item since their time at St Xavier’s college in Mumbai and decided to get hitched on the spur of the moment.

But any relationship was at an end last month when Rohan changed his Facebook status to “single”.

Exploding chair kills boy anally..!! WTF...

Well, stories don't get much worse than this. A 14-year-old boy in China was killed when his chair exploded, sending chunks of metal into his rectum. The bleeding this caused killed him.





The alleged explosion came from the gas cylinder that was in the base of the chair, the part that allowed the user to adjust the seat up and down. The canister gets compressed when you sit on it, but can it actually create enough energy to make the seat cushion explode like that and kill a man? I doubt it, but this is what people are reporting.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Man strangles his wife to death after she called out the wrong name during sex

A jealous husband strangled his wife after she called out another man's name during sex, a court has heard.Colin Scully, 53, told police he throttled 39-year-old Tracey after she shouted 'Paul' as they made love.

Scully suspected his wife was having an affair and claimed she had been sending explicit text messages.He later told police that 'Paul' referred to a Paul Deighton, a man they knew from a scooter club.The jury also heard from Tracey's alleged lover Paul Deighton, who became friends with the couple when they joined a scooter club in Bridlington in 2007.

Scully also told officers that it 'blew his mind' when his wife mentioned any other men, Leeds Crown Court heard.James Sampson, prosecuting, said: 'He knelt on her chest, causing bruising, and pinned her down crucifix style to the bed, where he strangled her using one arm.'

Scully later told police he remembered pushing his wife down on the bed before going to sleep in their children's room, the jury heard.Police were only called the next day when he dialled 999 and said: 'I've done something to my wife. I don't know what I've done.'In his police interview, he said: 'I strangled her, didn't I?'Tracey, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, would have taken a 'significant amount of time' to die, according to a pathologist.

RIHANNA's attack picture leaked.!

TMZ.COM today released the picture of RIHANNA's battered face with cuts and bruises after the alleged attack from CHRIS BROWN.

The picture shows the Grammy award winner with marks on her cheek and around her lips.LA cops have now launched an internal investigation to find out who leaked the picture which was posted last night on celeb website TMZ.

Police said the photo "has the appearance" of one taken during a domestic violence investigation, and said its release was a case of "serious misconduct." Some of the injuries shown in the photo — specifically the marks on the forehead — were said to be consistent with the injuries Rihanna - whose real name is Robyn Fenty - sustained.

Prosecutors have asked police to provide more information before deciding whether to press charges against Brown.No statement has been issued on behalf of Rihanna, who turns 21 today.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Buddhist temple built out of one million beer bottles

A temple has been built by monks in northeast Thailand who used over a million recycled beer bottles to make the walls and roof. Buddhist monks have recycled over one million used bottles to build their temple in Khun Han, Thailand near the Cambodian border

Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, also known as Wat Lan Kuad or 'the Temple of a Million Bottles', is in Sisaket province near the Cambodian border, 400 miles from the capital Bangkok.The Buddhist monks began collecting bottles in 1984 and they collected so many that they decided to use them as a building material.

They encouraged the local authorities to send them more and they have now created a complex of around 20 buildings using the beer bottles, comprising the main temple over a lake, crematorium, prayer rooms, a hall, water tower, tourist bathrooms and several small bungalows raised off the ground which serve as monks quarters.The bottles do not lose their colour, provide good lighting and are easy to clean, the men say.

A concrete core is used to strengthen the building and the green bottles are Heineken and the brown ones are the Thai beer Chang.The monks are so eco-friendly that the mosaics of Buddha are created with recycled beer bottle caps.Altogether there are about 1.5 million recycled bottles in the temple, and the monks at the temple are intending to reuse even more. The beer bottle temple is now on an approved list of Eco-friendly sight-seeing tours in southeast Asia.

world's longest ear hair

His ear hair is 25cm long and still growing, but the grocer from India Radhakant Baijpai has no intention of trimming it, no matter what his wife says.

Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Mr Radhakant has carefully coiffed his ear-follicles from what was a record-breaking 13.2cm to their current ear-itching length.Considered by Mr Radhakant, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and has never been cut.

Maintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Mr Radhakant has so far resisted the pleas of his long suffering wife to cut it off.Mr Radhakant has even stopped wearing rings, so as not to catch his hair and run the risk of losing out on his record.

''I am sure that no one in the world has ear-hair longer than mine and my hair is almost double the length of the first record I set in 2003.......We are currently waiting for confirmation from Guinness that my ear hair, which stands at 25cm is now the new standard for men with extreme ear hair.''

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto 'dumped her secret husband

The star of Slumdog Millionaire has been hiding a secret husband whom she ditched after the film became a hit, it was claimed today.Freida Pinto, 24, is said to have married Rohan Antao at a ceremony in Goa in December 2007 but last month ended their relationship. The couple were previously thought only to have been engaged.

Their relationship appears to have foundered in the wake of Slumdog Millionaire's success. Pinto, who plays the main love interest, was nominated for a Bafta and the film won a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast.It is claimed that Mr Antao, a Mumbai-based executive, supported Pinto during filming but 'she just stopped calling him' at the time of the Golden Globes this year, according to reports today

"He is completely shocked at being dumped and is heartbroken'' a friend said...The Times of India reported a friend saying''they were deeply in love with each other. Rohan and Freida had decided to keep their marriage a secret till they felt ready to talk about it openly. Even though she has dumped her husband now, he is not the kind who will go out and speak against her."

Her agent in India, Meenakshi Gehani, said last night ''We do not want to comment. However, if she is married then whoever is claiming it should produce a marriage certificate."

team india's new look

Even though it has conquered everything that came its way of late, on Wednesday it seemed Team India's blues got a bit deeper off the field, the colour of the team's new kit for limited-overs cricket which has got a shade darker.

Team India has traditionally sported light blue jerseys since the last two decades, but its kit sponsors, Nike, have come up with a different colour this time for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.It is no longer sky blue, but a darker shade, something you would associate with the Sri Lankan team.

World's first wrist-watch video phone

Generations of Dick Tracy and James Bond wannabes have lusted after a wristwatch that doubles as a communicator.Now the South Korean electronics giant LG has made the dream of every schoolboy spy and gadget nerd a reality with the touchscreen mobile phone and watch.The new Watch Phone - the LG-GD910 - promises to revolutionise mobile phone communication, at least for the male of the species.

The LG G910 phone watch was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It has voice-recognition software.

Users can search the web through its 3G mobile phone technology as well as downloading and storing films, TV programmes and music.It can be ordered to dial a number or perform other functions through a voice command. It can also be operated via the touchscreen or a roller device on the face.It has a curved tempered glass face, high quality metal casing and is a mere 13.9mm - around half an inch - thick. The phone has a 1.43in touchscreen.

The hi-tech device can be used with or without a Bluetooth headset which has an earpiece and microphone. For those without bluetooth, they can listen to callers and music through a speaker.The device has a Text to Speech mode that reads text messages and other information out loud.

Watch the phone in action...


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

charges against pirate bay dropped. :)

Half of the charges leveled at the founders of PIRATE BAY file sharing site has been dropped. Swedish prosecutors dropped charges relating to "assisting copyright infringement" leaving the lesser charges of "assisting making available copyright material" on trial day two.Pirate Bay co-founder Frederik Neik said it showed prosecutors had misunderstood the technology.

The music industry played down the changes as "simplifying the charges".Peter Danowsky, legal counsel for the music companies in the case, said: "It's a largely technical issue that changes nothing in terms of our compensation claims and has no bearing whatsoever on the main case against The Pirate Bay."In fact it simplifies the prosecutor's case by allowing him to focus on the main issue, which is the making available of copyrighted works."

The Pirate Bay was launched in 2003 and quickly established itself as the world's most high profile, file-sharing websites. In February 2009, it reported 22 million simultaneous users. At the start of the trial in Stockholm, Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmsioppi and Carl Lundstorm were facing a large fine and up to two years in prison, if convicted.

BitTorrent is a legal application used by many file-shares to swap content because of the fast and efficient manner it distributes files.No copyright content is hosted on The Pirate Bay's web servers; instead the site hosts "torrent" links to TV, film and music files held on its users computers.

Monday, February 16, 2009

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chris brown: i am sorry

Singer Chris Brown has apologized for his alleged attack on his girl friend Rihanna. Brown, 19, issued a statement saying: “Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am."







“I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones...Much of what has been speculated or reported is wrong...While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say.”He was arrested a week ago in Los Angeles over “horrifying” injuries suffered by Rihanna, 20, who has been in hiding.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Samsung's 8-Megapixel camera phone

Samsung Telecommunications America(Samsung Mobile) and T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Memoir™, a full touch-screen mobile phone equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and premium multimedia features, placing it among the highest quality imaging phones available in the U.S.
The Memoir, available exclusively from T-Mobile, is designed to look and feel like a customer’s current point-and-shoot digital camera. The built-in 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom and five shooting modes empower customers to capture exceptional photos and videos from their phone.The touch-screen phone, enabled by Samsung’s TouchWiz™ user interface . Samsung’s new photo widget allows customers to post images taken with the Memoir directly to their favorite online photo sharing source, such as flickr®, Kodak® Gallery, Photobucket and Snapfish.

The Memoir’s full-touch virtual QWERTY keypad and multiple messaging capabilities, including text, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and e-mail, make staying connected quick and easy while on the go. The Memoir is complete with a music and video player and built-in Assisted GPS navigation, which allows customers to utilize location-based services including turn-by-turn directions. For hands-free use, the Memoir features stereo Bluetooth® technology, speakerphone and voice-activated dialing.Click here for more info.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

microsoft's $250,00 bounty for Conficker creator

MICROSOFT has organised a gloabal response to the CONFICKER(Dowadup) worm to diasble domains by Conficker. For the fifth time, microsoft announced a $250,000 bounty to find the source of the worm- a stratergy that's worked four times already and most recently led to the conviction of the author of the Sasser worm back in 2005.

Called a “reward program”, Microsoft said that the bounty is based on the firm’s “recognition” that launching the code into the wild was a “criminal attack”.Similar initiatives were announced in November 2003 to find the authors of the Blaster and Sobig worms, in January 2004 to find the author of MyDoom.B and the source of the Sasser worm in May 2004.

“The best way to defeat potential botnets like Conficker/Downadup is by the security and Domain Name System communities working together,” said Greg Rattray, chief Internet security advisor at ICANN. “ICANN represents a community that’s all about coordinating those kinds of efforts to keep the Internet globally secure and stable.”Along with Microsoft, organizations involved in this collaborative effort include ICANN, NeuStar, VeriSign, CNNIC, Afilias, Public Internet Registry, Global Domains International Inc., M1D Global, AOL, Symantec, F-Secure, ISC, researchers from Georgia Tech, the Shadowserver Foundation, Arbor Networks and Support Intelligence


Samsung unveils its solar powered cell-phone

Samsung Electronics today rolled out a solar-powered cell phone called the "Blue Earth." The phone will be a touch-screen phone without physical buttons, like the iPhone. The solar panel is on the back of the handset.
The Blue Earth phone will be made from the plastic of recycled water bottles and contains no Brominated Flame Retardants, Beryllium or Phthalate, according to Samsung.Even the packaging is politically correct, and made from recycled paper. The charger -- for when or where the sun doesn't shine -- uses only 0.03 watts on standby.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

watchmen trailer


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13 year old boy becomes father. !!!

Alfie Patten who is 13 became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman(15) gave birth to their daughter Maisie Roxanne. Maisie was conceived after Chantelle and Alfie(just 12 at the time) had a single night of unprotected sex.They found out about the baby when Chantelle was 12 weeks pregnant.But they kept it a secret until six weeks later when Chantelle’s mum Penny, 38, became suspicious about her weight gain and confronted her.
The shy lad whose is just 4 ft tall and his voice has not yet broken, said: “I thought it would be good to have a baby"....I didn’t think about how we would afford it. I don’t really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me £10.” Chantelle admitted she and Alfie — who are both being supported by their parents — would be accused of being grossly irresponsible. She said: “We know we made a mistake but I wouldn’t change it now. We will be good loving parents....I have started a church course and I am going to do work experience helping other young mums...I’ll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad.”Chantelle and Maisie were released from hospital yesterday.He is allowed to stay overnight and even has a school uniform there so he can go straight to his classes in the morning. Sussex Police and the local council's children services said they have investigated the case and pledged continued support for the young parents.

Real beat Man Utd in rich league

Manchester United have come second in the list of the world's richest football club, while Real Madrid stay on top for the fourth year in a row.








Deloitte's Football Money League, based on financial information for the 2007/08 season, features seven English clubs in the top 20 positions.The authors said that United would have been top of the Money League if the pound was still at June 2007 levels.Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.United won the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League in 2008, posting a significant 21% pound-denominated revenue growth.The list had been headed by Manchester United for eight years until Real Madrid deposed them.

The other English clubs in the top 20 are Tottenham Hotspur (14th), Newcastle United (17th) and Manchester City (20th).All the top 20 clubs represent Europe. Germany and Italy have four clubs each in the top 20, Spain and France have two clubs each.Fenerbahce became the first Turkish club to enter the top 20 since the creation of the list of the world's richest clubs in 1996/97. Germany's Bayern Munich climbed three places to fourth, returning to the top five for the first time in five years.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pakistan finally admits !!!!!

Pakistan was holding in custody the ringleader and five other suspects in the conspiracy behind a militant attack that killed 179 people in Mumbai, the top Pakistani interior ministry official said earlier this evening. "Some part of the conspiracy has taken place in Pakistan," Rehman Malik, adviser to the prime minister on the interior, told a news conference, detailing how the gunmen had sailed from Karachi to carry out the attack on the Indian financial capital between November 26-28.

India has maintained the plot was hatched in Pakistan, and has pressed for forceful follow-up by Pakistani authorities against militants belonging to Laskhar-e-Taiba, a jihadi group it says was responsible. Tensions have been running high between India and Pakistan since the attack by 10 gunmen on India's financial capital last November, though fear of a conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbors has receded in recent weeks.

Tracing telephone calls and bank transfers had led to the capture of a key figure in the conspiracy, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Malik said. "He was basically the main operator," Malik said, adding that his interrogation led to the raid on two hideouts, one in the port city, and one two hours outside."We have located those locations which were used by the terrorists before launching themselves," Malik said."They had some kind of training, they went into ocean," Malik said, saying they had sailed from Karachi."Some of the accused who have been arrested, they have given us the full rundown."

Malik said the breakthrough in the investigation had resulted from tracing the fishing vessel used by the militants, purchases of equipment like life jackets and the engine for the rubber dinghy that militants came ashore in Mumbai.

Rehman said Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, two members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, were still in custody.He said two other men being held were Khan and Riaz, withholding their full names so as not to compromise the investigation.One of those arrested, identified as Javed Iqbal, was lured back to Pakistan from the Spanish city of Barcelona, Malik said.

Investigators had also discovered some funds transferred from Italy and Spain were used to finance the attack, and Austrian telephone sim cards were used. Malik spoke too of a link, possibly an Internet domain, to Houston in the United States.Malik said investigators had been unable to confirm the identities of the nine gunmen killed in the attack, though Pakistan has confirmed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the gunman caught alive, was a Pakistani.

Finally Pakistan admits that Kasab is a pakistani and the the plot was hatched in pakistan. Even after admitting all these they have just filed a FIR against these conspirators and said in order to prosecute these terrorist they need further evidence fron India. Trying to put ball back in India'a court they have put some 30 questions along with the report which they insist that India must answer for the investigation to continue.Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said the Pakistani report would be studied before any reaction was given.

Man runs out of gas after robbing gas station

Authorities of Cape Haze said they have arrested an Englewood East man who apparently forgot to fill up when he was robbing a gas station.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old David Eric Hampton used a Bowie knife to rob a Cape Haze gas station early Sunday. Deputies say Hampton pulled the 12-inch blade and demanded money. But when he left, a customer followed him and called 911.

While deputies were looking for signs of the robber, a newspaper carrier told them that a man in a car matching the one from the robbery had run out of gas nearby.Hampton was arrested several hours after the robbery and charged with robbery with a weapon and loitering/prowling. He was released later on $10,500 bail.

$99 iPhone?

Apple is expected to dip its toe in the entry level market for its popular iPhone.Apple is expected to debut a $99 iPhone, as well as an iPhone 3G with updated performance, sometime in June or July.An entry level iPhone could increase Apple's overall iPhone unit sales by 25 percent to 69 percent and bump up its slice of the smart phone market from an estimated 12 percent to 14 percent to 19 percent.Talk of an entry level iPhone has surfaced in the past, from rumors of an iPhone Nano to a $99 iPhone @ Wal-Mart.

Expected entry level iPhone and updated iPhone 3G specs:

Two satellites collide in orbit

NASA says two communication satellite collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit. The collision occurred tuesday nearly 500 miles over Siberia. The crash produced a pair of massive debris clouds, according to NASA. But officials say any risk to the international space station. which orbits below the collision course is low. NASA also said that it will takes weeks to determine the magnitude of this crash.

The two satellites were an Iridium commercial satellite launched in 1997, and a Russian satellite launched in 1993, which was believed to be non functioning. According to Mark Matney, an orbital debris scientist at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, the Russian satellite was out of control. Matney and his team monitor the 9,831 pieces of man made debris currently in orbit around the Earth, each at least four inches in diameter.

The Iridium craft weighed 1,235 pounds, and the Russian craft was nearly 2,000 pounds. So far, Matney's team is counting dozens of pieces, though he suspects by the time everything is accounted for it will be in the hundreds. And if pieces smaller than four inches were included the count would likely be in the thousands.

Microsoft receives 10,000th patent

Microsoft today announced that they have received their 10,000th patent, number 7,479,950 entitled "manipulation association of data with a physical object " which sounds ironic enough.!

While the patent's abstract reads:
"Data elements stored in a computing system and associated with a physical object are re associated with the same or another physical object. An identifying characteristic presented by the physical object, such as a reflective pattern applied to the object, is detected when the object is positioned adjacent to the interactive display surface. Images or other files associated with the identifying characteristic are accessed and displayed on the interactive display surface. A gesture by a user adjacent to the interactive display surface is detected to re associate a selected representation. For example, the user can change where the selected element fits in a sequence of data elements, or reassociate the selected element with a second object placed on the interactive display surface. In a networked environment, the re associated element can be stored on a server and subsequently accessed from a different interactive surface via the network using the second physical object."

For the second year in a row, in 2008 the IEEE ranked Microsoft's patent portfolio at the top of the list in terms of "its power and influence," and not just among software companies. In 2003, Microsoft made a public commitment to broaden its IP licensing efforts, shifting "from a defensive posture to a proactive, collaborative one."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Guus Hiddink new Chelsea FC manager.

Chelsea have confirmed that Guus Hiddink will take charge of the club until the end of the season.Hiddink, who amazingly revealed that he has no need for a contract, is due in London to meet the players and plans to attend the Blues' FA Cup tie against Watford on Saturday.In a statement on the club's official website, Chelsea thanked the Russian Football Union after they agreed to let Hiddink take on the role while managing Russia. Guus is currently the head coach of the Russian national team.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich moved quickly to get his man after sacking Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday.Hiddink has a close relationship with Abramovich and added: 'I don't have to sign a contract. It's not a question of money.'Hiddink added that he intended to contact his predecessor, Scolari, to discuss the team. He faces a bitter backlash in Russia over the lucrative deal which will see him take over at Chelsea, while remaining at the helm of the Russian national team.

jayawardena steps down as captain

Mahela Jayawardene is stepping down as captain after their tour of Pakistan, the 31-year-old announced today. Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's most successful Test captain, met with national selectors earlier in the day and informed them of his decision to stand down after three years at the helm.

Sri Lanka will play 2 test matches in Pakistan beginning 21st Feb. In the press conference he said "This is is something I have been considering for some time as it has been my long-held belief that my successor should have at least 18 months in the job to imprint his vision on the team for the 2011 World Cup.....after much thought, I have concluded that the right time has now come for fresh leadership to takeover."

The recent ODI series defeat against India (4-1) at home and also his poor run with the bat must have enforced this decision upon him.Kumara Sangakara will be the front runner for the captaincy as he is the vice-captain of the Lankan team. He also said that he will completely support his new successor and hope to play a major role in the team as a batsman for years to come.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Intel's 8-core CPU's...

Thats right Intel will be rolling out its news 8-core processors called Nehalem processors very soon. These processors will be available with up to eight cores and multi-threading technology to enable them to run up to 16 threads in parallel. This week at ISSCC 2009, Intel will be providing more detailed information about the Nehalem processor lineup. According to the conference program, 45 nm Nehalem processors are on the way for mobile, desktop and server applications.
Besides the fact that these processors will have up to eight cores, it is interesting to note that despite the core count Intel will be able to maintain the power envelope of its current Core 2 processors. Intel will discuss in more detail a 45 nm 8-core “Enterprise” Xeon processor, which carries 2.3 billion transistors during the ISSCC meet. The company said that it uses core cache shut-off techniques to minimize leakage, but a power consumption of 130 watts in such a scenario is certainly impressive nevertheless.

32 nm shrinks of Nehalem processors are expected to debut in Q4 of this year. It may be interesting to note that 2.3 billion transistor 8-core CPUs have 80,000 times more transistors than the Intel's original 16-bit 8086 CPU first released on 10,000 nm processes just 31 years ago, and one million times more transistors than Intel's original 4-bit 4004 CPU in 1971.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The one and only "AXXO"

To Hollywood executives, he's public enemy number one. To film fans around the world(like us), he's a modern-day Robin Hood. As the internet's most prolific pirate makes his 1,000th illegal film download available to the masses, the mysterious figure known only as aXXo
At 8.40am on Monday 15 December, a new post appeared on an internet forum called the Darkside Release Group. "Darkside_RG" is a clearing house for internet pirates, a site dedicated to the online redistribution of movies, music and video games The post in question contained a BitTorrent file – the most widespread and efficient file sharing method on the web – containing an illicit copy of a horror film called Mirrors. Though the mainstream media ignored it, this was a landmark moment for millions of file sharers worldwide: the 1,000th movie uploaded by aXXo, the internet's most popular and enduring pirate..

This aXXo may be anonymous, but he (or she, or they) is a global brand. His most popular uploads are downloaded illegally by up to a million internet users per week. His files regularly make up more than one-third of all the films trafficked on BitTorrent. Here is the link for the aXXo movies..

google phone on its way

Less than a year after i Phone madness gripped Singapore, Google's own handset is set to shake up the mobile phone market.
The much touted Google phone, also known as the HTC Dream, will be sold here by SingTel exclusively. Singapore will be the first in Asia to get the phone. The telecom company currently holds exclusive local rights to Apple's i Phone 3G, which debuted here last August.

Unlike the i Phone, Google's phone runs on an open-source operating system known as Android. This means manufacturers do not have to pay Google for using the software, resulting in cheaper handsets for consumers. Also, developers can build applications, like games, more easily.

Though the HTC Dream cellphone sold out quickly when it was pre-launched in the United States last year, it still garnered much criticism for not offering a video-recording function and only having a few applications available. SingTel had no further details of when the HTC Dream would start selling here, nor how much it would cost.

Chelsea sacks SCOLARI...

The manager of the Chelsea football club Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked by the Chelsea board after the teams poor performance during its last few premier league matches.
A statement on the club's website revealed the move had been made "to maintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for"..."Luiz Felipe Scolari has been dismissed as manager of Chelsea Football Club with immediate effect," read the statement. "The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager"..
Last Saturday the draw against Hull City saw the downfall of Scolari. As for the time being the team will be led by assistant Ray Wilkins on an interim basis. Chelsea are 7 points behind the leaders Machester United at 4th place.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Christian Bale is a PSYCHO...

Here's the audio of Christian Bale going absolutely ape-shit on Director of Photography ShaneHurlbut during the filming of Terminator Salvation

Christian bale gets mad because a director of photography accidentally ruined a scene by walking onto the set of terminator salvation. Bale completely loses it and freaks out.

Stoned Kid after Dentist Appointment..!!!!!

This video of a little boy high on the legal good shit after leaving the dentist has been making the internet rounds, because kids are funny! And they are magic! But honestly, I think this is most of us every weekend. How many times have you said to yourself "Is this real life?" and "Is this going to be forever?"..lol.....

SAHARA sponsorship for Manchester United..???

Imagine the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo , Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs turning out to play for their club with the name of an Indian company prominently emblazoned on their jerseys. This is no idle fantasy Manchester United, the world's biggest football club, has reportedly approached the Sahara group for a sponsorship deal.

Man Utd club
has been seeking sponsors and has sent a proposal to Sahara India which sponsors Indian cricket team's shirt.
Abhijit Sarkar, the head of Sahara's corporate communication, confirmed receiving the proposal .

A Man Utd club official said, "We have been in touch with a lot of sponsors and hope to strike something in the near future."

Currently, American International Group (AIG) has a contract for sponsoring Man U shirts for £56.5 million (about Rs 415 crore). The four-year deal began in 2006.
But with AIG being hit hard by the financial meltdown, the deal appears to have run into trouble. That could explain Red Devil's search for new avenues of sponsorship.