25 February, 2007
Today's Akhbar Alkhaleej headline "Israel requests an air passage over Iraq to attack Iran", is not something that I want to read while eating my daily un-toasted sandwich. I have nothing to do with both countries. However, I am stuck in the middle, sandwiched by the two (hence the toast analogy).
Another very good reason for the analogy is the Nukes, which, if deployed, will do the actual toasting of my physical existence.
The U.S. are not doing me any favours by this. Granting Israel their wish will at best increase shipping rates to astronomical figures (shippers will declare a premium for "war zones") and then my wallet will be toasted. All prices will just rocket along with the actual rockets.
Most reasonable people are against such escalation, including a good number of US Generals, who the Times reported, said they'll quit if Bush orders the attack. Lets hope that the rest of the forces feel as strongly.
22 February, 2007
This March & April Bahrain will host the 2007 Spring of Culture event. If you like the arts, then this is a great time to be. The full calendar of events is in their website. my fiance and I am planning to go to several of them. I'm quite int rested in the Sculpture symposium, the Caracalla Dance Theater from Lebanon, Youssou N'Dour & the Super Etoile, Brasil Brasiliero from er... Brazil, and of course my favorite: Osaka Dadada-dan Tenko! The Japanese Tenko (Drum) band. I love Tenko drumming and these guys are simply amazing. Here is a preview of what you might expect of them:
21 February, 2007
18 February, 2007
Well, some Sony supporters were quite upset with my post here, and called me a Nintendo fanboy. I do try to be fair, and they have to realize its a post about PS3's weaknesses. I'm not flaming Sony but this is what the topic is about!
In the intrest of fairness, there were some points that needs to be clarified:
1: Shortages: the shortages I meant were at launch. That problem has since been resolved.
2: Price: Compare console to console not HD player to another. Currently the price is like so: PS3>X360>Wii
4: Joypad motor: The motor I'm talking about is the "vibration" motor
6 & 7: Backwards compatible means people will sell or exchange their PS2 consoles to get the PS3, then they will be stuck or unsatisfied. as I said; Problem 7 has been rectified.
8: Corruption of saves. There is little ground for this, and is yet to be confirmed en masse. you may elect to drop it off the list.
9: "Stupid PR" is a matter of opinion. At one point in my life, PR was my livelihood, and from what I see, I can't say they're doing a good job. You are free to think otherwise, this point is not fact.
10: The difference between the 20GB & the 60GB models are slight and will not affect the market greatly as both units will run the same disks. Its Sony's Kutaragi's comments here that make me take notice. Read it if you didn't. He says that the PS3 is a computer and not a console and wants to upgrade it.
Hope you feel better now. Tea anyone? :)
15 February, 2007
11 February, 2007
10 February, 2007
This is the biggest wet dream for all double X chromosome humans.
This is the Sharp 108-inch LCD TV.
Did you read that? No, your eyes are fine. Its 108 inches big!
It's 93.9 inches high, 52.9 inches wide and 107.8 inches on the diagonal, and is 2.07 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080) bright. needless to say its Hi-Def ready.
This thing is 7.8 feet high (meaning it is definitely taller than YOU, whoever you are).
I am this close to crying! It's not fair!
Forget Ferraris, this is the reason to become rich!Just imagine full HD power of Xbox or PS3, not to mention HD DVD & Bluray movies!
Excuse me while I go sit in a corner and weep.