Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / War Of the OS World
Author: dserban Total-Replies: 5
Different operating systems. Different styles. But what if the quirks and styles of the different operating systems were applied to AIRLINES? What if airlines ran things the way operating systems do? This humorous analogy, applying operating system philosophies as if they were airlines, is a long-standing, much-circulated, amusing story.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / War Of the OS World
Author: rahid Total-Replies: 6
For the new user of Ubuntu i would like inform you Ubuntu gives you a very usefull & easy interface than any other Linux distribution. And it's very easy to install application than other operating system. With Synaptic Package Manager anybody can install more application with a few click. And truly there is Thousand of application is available for free.
As the PCWorld magazine from there November (it may be October) issue. Business users are switching to Ubuntu from Windows Vista. As it is not only cost effective but also it is secured & all type necessary Office Application loaded. Open Office Suite, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Fire Fox just everything that need. Also more & more application are waiting for them. So why wait & hangup with Windows.
From the Ubuntu's announcement & some documents loaded with Ubuntu (found on Ubuntu's home folder) Baltimore Medical University, a airline company from France & there air planes, Libraries etc all are using Ubuntu. Because it's free cost effective for hardware, easy maintence, upgrade & there is plenty of site that gives you free help tutorial. So the numbers of international companies are increasing. By the way i heard but not sure that the giant Google Inc also use a modified version of Ubuntu.
So why you are waiting. Open source & Linux is the future. And i believe Ubuntu is there flagship.
Posted in General Discussion / Science & Technology
Author: ASR Total-Replies: 20
I'm just a little curious about the next technology that would turn the world around again...
As you already know, Microsoft came out with windows and promise that everybody in our nation would own their own computer and by doing so, windows is the number one used operating systems. Bill Gates became the king of the world with his outrageous amount of money....
So what's next??? any new discovery that would push our economy to grow technologically like the computer growth?
It seems to me we haven't grown much technologically, all Ive seen so far is upgrades after upgrades of different computer parts that makes your computer faster. Why can't they just achieve the smallest way to build chips and sell the faster right away, instead of ripping people off with upgrades.
Basically I curiousity is : will there be something that would be anything with tthe possibility to be in everybody's home and benefit for everybody to use?
Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: infestedtom Total-Replies: 41
QUOTE (jcguy)I've heard of a recent case where a woman used Ebay to auction off advertising space on her forehead. I think she was desperate for cash to pay for her bills. In the end, a US gambling company bought the adveritsing space the the woman has to go around witht he name of the company on her forehead.
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QUOTE (Retaining)I think the time the guy tried to sell his (or was it someone elses?) kidney on Ebay was about the weirdest thing I have heard of on the internet. Of course, all the other things people have sold are pretty far out too, like pieces of toast burnt to look like someone, an aircraft carrier, etc. Makes me wonder what random stuff I could sell, hmmm...
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There is quite alot of weird stuff on ebay.
I found a list somewhere of the weirdest stuff ever put on ebay.
QUOTE10. Item #191367029: The Internet
If people can sell plots of land on the moon, then why can't someone sell the Internet? Someone did just that, for the bargain asking price of $1 million. Of course, it was all just a gag and it's unlikely that this Pay Pal transaction ever went through. But still, it would have been the deal of the century-the buyer was even throwing in free Internet access.
9. Item #277481422: UFO Detector
A prototype manufactured by a Brazilian company, this modified magnetometer is supposed to pick up UFO activity and was proven to work when red and orange balls of light appeared in the skies over Sao Paulo. Unfortunately, it wasn't 100% guaranteed due to the fact that "the propulsion systems of UFOs are not the same." Why would the seller want to part with such a unique item? It's okay-he had two. Final sale price: $135.03.
8. Item #248619068: The Meaning of Life
Someone finally figured it out, and they put it up for sale on eBay. Even with eight bids this incredible find didn't fetch much, but it was probably the best $3.26 the winning bidder ever spent.
7. Item #1178647016: Russian Test Space Shuttle
This one-of-a-kind item was once offered by a Russian company for $2 million, but was posted on eBay for "a fraction of that." It's not known how much they wanted for the scaled-down Bor-5 VKK spacecraft, because the reserve price was never reached. Bidding topped out at $25,200, but perhaps it was the $5,000 shipping price that scared off potential buyers.
6. Item #2961640885: Vampire Killing Kit
The stylish vampire hunter would love this late 1800s European "vampire killing kit," which included a crossbow with four silver-tipped arrows, an ebony wood stake, a large bottle of holy water and various surgical instruments, among other things. A solid mahogany wood box kept the items secure until they would be needed. Final bid: $4,550.
5. Item #289158639: Real Shrunken Head
Straight from the Jivaro Indian tribe in the jungles of Ecuador to the world's largest electronic marketplace, a total of 26 shrunken heads were put up for sale. Only 7 people bid on them, with the top bidder paying just under $25. It is assumed that he or she got first choice of the heads, which ranged in color from dark brown to gray.
4. Item #2931457201: Ghost In a Jar
As the story goes, the seller of this item found a rotted wooden box while metal detecting. Inside were two glass jars and a journal. One of the jars was accidentally dropped, causing a black mist of some sort to be released. The other jar and the journal were taken home, and the seller proceeded to be haunted by something he could only describe as "The Black Thing."
Wishing to pass the jar (and the ghost) on to someone else, he put the still unopened jar on eBay, insisting that only serious bidders would be considered. People must have loved the story, because there were well over 60 bids placed.
Unfortunately, not all of them were serious, because the selling price topped $90 million. No word as to who finally wound up with the jar, or if they too had supernatural visitors. Since this auction, there have been many, many more "ghost in a jar" items posted on eBay.
3. Item #150118191: USAF Hughes AIM-4D Falcon Missile
Yes, a real missile was auctioned off; fortunately, it was disarmed prior to the sale. The bidding reached $3,950, but the reserve price was never met.
2. Item #127658711: Serial Killer's Fingernails
In 1979, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris cruised southern California on a killing spree that resulted in at least five victims. And now, the fingernails of Roy Norris have been sold on eBay for only $9.99.
Taped to the back of a Christmas card, they were accompanied by a penned note from Norris himself, signed and topped off with the serial killer's black thumbprint.
1. Item number not known: "Stricken Life" Painting
A rather macabre-looking self-portrait of a man known only as "Harold," this painting is believed to be haunted. The artist was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in early 2001. Knowing that he could no longer care for his Multiple Sclerosis-stricken wife, he put a double-barrel shotgun against her head while she was sleeping and squeezed the trigger.
Posted in Others / Gaming / Game Discussions/Debates
Author: chalesrising Total-Replies: 52
Let's give a list... of every game for every system
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Zelda - Links Awakening
Zelda - Oracle of Ages
Zelda - Oracle of Season
Zelda - Majora's Mask
Zelda - Ocarina of Time
Zelda - Ocarina of Time Master Quest
Zelda - Wind Waker
Lufia - The Rise of the Sinistrals (GBA)
Amped 2 (XBox)
007 - Agent Under Fire
007 - Nightfire
007 - Everything Or Nothing
Final Fantasy - Crystal Chronicles
Ghost Recon (Gamecube)
Soul Calibur II (Gamecube)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Legend of Dragoon
Final Fantasy IX
Donkey Kong II (GameBoy)
I think that MIGHT be all of them though I know I'm forgetting some GameBoyColour games... I can't find my box of them now so I can't complete the list T-T