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Watch as Pierce uses the Garnett screen to switch defenders and fake out Knicks’ big man Amar’e Stoudamire to make the fadeaway jumper.
Also, notice at the end Nate Robinson, whose former team was the Knicks, falls over Paul Pierce after jumping on him twice, wanting to be carried. Pierce was like “IDGAF, I’m the star!”, and Ray Allen’s face. The cockiness of the Celts showed tonight when Paul and Garnett decided to show off by doing a courtesy and bowing in all directions.
Based on a half-true story, about how only 300 badass Spartans killed an unbelievable amount of Persians. This movie is the rites of passage from childhood to adulthood for any child, boy or girl. It’s purely two hours of feeling like you’re taking names and, well, killing tyrant armies. A rush of nonstop violence and action is what this film is!
Shoot ‘Em Up
This is more of a survival story than anything. It’s about a man that tries to save a woman and a baby from someone (revealing more would spoil the plot). It might have not been the highest film budget-wise, but it certainly did have some fresh and marvelous ideas on good vs. evil. This movie beats Supernanny by a long shot!
The ultimate peril of avenging, getting revenge, and some extreme human abilities. It’s about a man who hates what he is, but then a door opens for him, allowing him to patch his life up. There is some extreme violence and bullet-curving. Bullets flying right and left, then turning the complete opposite way; hitting targets that are hiding behind walls; it really is fascinating. It makes the hairs on your spine tingle with excitement.
Karate movies were all the rage back in the nineties, but this isn’t a karate movie. This is much, much more. It too contains some inhuman talents, but they actually make the movie possible, and, on average, better! It was rated the bloodiest film of 2009, and it deserves to be. Without a doubt, this is the most violent and gory movie I have EVER seen. Not too much of a story, but it includes nonstop blood and action. It was, and always will be, an extreme rush every single time I view it.
For those of you who have never seen this movie, or don’t know what it is, shame on you. It is a classic, with some very important lessons to teach. There are no superhuman abilities or anatomical impossibilities. This movie is about life, and what you can do with it. A man (never given a name throughout) extremely hates his life, his job, and he is owned by his possessions… Until he meets a mysterious, yet poignant, person by the name of Tyler Durden. With their new friendship, they form an underground club exclusively for fighting; it takes place in the basement of a bar. Tyler turns his life around, but after it’s all over, Tyler doesn’t stop. His creative, and also destructive, mind knows no limits; he pushes further and further on, and many “bad” things happen. Further on top of that, the ending is a twist neither you nor anyone else would see coming.
Many times, whether it’s writer’s block or just blank thoughts, we can’t find any descent forms of inspiration. Simply, nothing comes to mind and you find yourself unable to put pen to paper, or digits to keyboard, or to click a simple button on a camera. Whatever your artistic interests may be, there are a few key places that a person can look. These places, when searched systematically, have endless pools of fresh ideas; an eternal stream of data, just waiting for someone to transform it into magic.
Family and Friends
When we are depressed, we often go to one (if not both) of the two sources and ask for help and advice. Well, inspiration can work the same way. They don’t have to be noted of it; just behave like you would generally, but examine yourself and the world around you more thoroughly and remember what or how you feel. Normally, you would think nothing of it, because family is SUPPOSED to make you feel safe and secure, and friends are SUPPOSED to make you feel excited and cheerful. In these harsh times though, where the cost of inspiration is skyrocketing through the roof, you can use everyday experiences and people, such as your family and friends, to give you the boost you desire.
Sun: the natural light bulb. Wind: the natural air conditioner. Earth: the natural home. Without knowing it, we have isolated ourselves from most of the outside world. It might not feel that way because we have the freedom to decide to stay in or go out, but needless to say, we choose the less intelligent one. Writers read much off of the internet and photographers look for photos on the internet for one MAIN reason: to hijack ideas and transform them into their own. A little thesaurus or Photoshop, and half an hour later you have a perfectly “creative and exclusive” piece of work. It’s not a crime to get thoughts from similar thoughts, but it might be better to start somewhere else first. Nature leads us to find amazing landscapes, marvelous creatures, and an infinite amount of inspiration. The trees, the sun, the moon, wildlife, etc. There are unfathomable amounts of dreams just waiting to become reality.
From good to bad, music is in a category all on its own. Without a doubt, music can bring us from the most unearthly hellish slums, to pure enjoyment and ecstasy. The moment you press play, you can feel enlightenment travel through those headphones, through the air. It tweaks your brain, making you take notice to things that seemed unreal or impossible before. It isn’t a scattered form of art, but more a language. It is a form of energy, and you are the converter. It builds up inside you, until you are full, then it seeps through, exiting your body in form of words or images. You are borrowing its power to make power of your own. It has the capability to make a person with a metal leg run a marathon; it can influence a town, city, state, country, or even the world! Its capabilities are limitless, all you have to do is put them together.
Site for photographers: http://www.alphacoders.com/
Positively inspirational artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Beatles, Bob Marley, Guns N’ Roses, Heartless Bastards, Joy Division, Interpol, Killers, Led Zeppelin, MGMT, Rolling Stones, Utada Hikaru, White Stripes, etc.
Foreword: I was chatting with versatile1, the day before I started this tutorial and he spurred up this amazing thought of ‘PS2s being preferred over DIVx players’. Do you know that the PS2 costs $99, and do you also know that the DIVx players cost like about 40 – 50 Dollars ??.. So, the difference is just $50 of cash. But, the PS2, unlike any DIVx player, is a gaming console and the list of games might arguably exceed the 2,500 mark. And by buying a copy of Swap Magic, we could play backed up PS2 games. Bottom line ~~> That extra $50, was definitely worth it !!
Revisions: [12-23-09] Initial release.
[12-27-09] Added Versatile1′s ‘Free McBoot’ Video Tutorial.
[12-30-09] Added Versatile1′s SMS video Tutorial.
[1-25-2010] Added links to the latest version of ULE and added Versatile1′s DVD decrypter tutorial.
The PS2, being a legendary console, never lets you down when it comes to surprises. And the Simple Media System (SMS) is one such surprise.
The SMS media player is a PS2 application, which lets you play DIVx media files on the PS2. The SMS media player is equivalent, or maybe even superior to any ordinary DIVx player.
NOTE: The supported media formats are AVI, DIVx, Xvid, mpeg1, mpeg2, ogg, mp3, ac3, srt (subtitles), wma, asf and pcm.
Ever had it where you were in the video store, but had no idea what to rent? Or maybe you were at the library, and had no idea what type of books to read next?
Sure, there are categories or genres that define these categories, but what if you want a recommendation? You friends don’t know what you want, or maybe they do make a recommendation but it sucks? I’ve been in that boat before.
You may offer a suggestion to a friend about something that you liked, but they hate it. One example of mine is Napoleon Dynamite. Some people just don’t get it and call it stupid. However, I find it pretty funny. Get my drift?
Anyway, if you go to Tastekid.com, it is a search engine where you basically tell it what you like, and it will give you results similar to your interests. Of course, the more you feed it, the better the results. In the above picture, I typed in a favorite movie of mine, “Pulp Fiction”.
The results were astonishing! I have seen ALMOST every single move there except “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Mulholland Drive”. Now the next time I am in a mood for a movie, I know exactly what to check out!
Even more surprisingly, the movies that Tastekid recommended to me, I actually enjoyed them!
Similarly, if you type in a musical artist, say Linkin Park, it will give you similar artists. There is a 90% chance that the results coming back you will like for sure. If not, then I’d say you have a very distinctive taste that no website can satisfy except yourself.
So what are you waiting for, give it a try and let me know if it is right on or bogus.
If anyone is looking for an invite to this great site visit the link at the bottom of this post. It’ll link you to my google docs , which asks for your email, then I’ll send you an invite immediately. Join in on the fun at Lockerz to get Free prizes. See you on Lockerz.com!!
What exactly is Lockerz all about?
Lockerz is the place to go to buy the coolest stuff , watch exclusive video, discover new music, play the hottest games, hang out with your friends – and get rewarded for just about EVERYTHING you do on the site. One other thing you’ll love about Lockerz are PTZ (or “points”). PTZ are Lockerz’ currency that you earn whenever you buy, watch, play, share, invite friends, or even just show up on Lockerz. Redeem PTZ at the PTZ Place for great prizes such as computers to video games and all other electronics goodies.
So how exactly do you get points?
Well to get points or “PTZ” as lockerz likes to call them all you need to do is log in everyday for your daily 2 points and answer a “Daily” question. These questions are usually simple yes or no answers such as do you have a tatoo, or do you like rock and roll or rap music. It’s really quite simple to build up points quickly. I’ve been a member for around a month now and already have over 100 points which I can redeem for a video game or something else but more on that below.
Its been a really long time since I last posted here. But I feel it’s my duty to keep the ‘Underground Community’ informed about the information I have access to. Personally, I feel that the ‘Underground’ has lost its true meaning, its sense of presence – after 3 WordPress bans and removing of ’Objectionable’ Content on the blog. I still believe that V1 i.e. this blog is a better way to communicate with the community rather than V2 as this blog is better known. Also, I feel that this ‘ban’ has limited my potential in terms of a writer here.
iPhone 3.0 Explained
Now to move on to the topic for which this post was actually written. I’m sure that most of you have heard of the new 3.0 update from Apple to the iPhone; and the subsequent release 3.0.1. If you have not, then let me give you a brief expansion:
The iPhone 3.0 update came out with the iPhone 3GS on June 17, 2009. It can be compared to the Windows 7 release: much awaited features were added which increased stability and enchanced user experiece. Apple finally incorporated many of the features we asked for Among them, some are:
- Copy and Paste Text
- Copy and Paste Photos
- Search Spotlight – Search your iPhone for anything
- Search in mail, Calendar and iPod
- Landscape Keyboard in SMS, Mail and Notes
- Multimedia Messaging or MMS
- Support for new Calendar types
- Improved Stocks Application
- Connect iPhones/iTouches with bluetooth
- Notes syncing with iTunes
Some newer games, such as PES 2009 and GTA 4 require a lot of system resources and a higher-end PC to run. Even when your PC meets those requirements, sometimes the games run slowly and the graphics shows glitches because of some other resource hungry processes interfering with your game. The post will introduce a solution to this problem.
Every program you run, and some that automatically run in the background, create processes that may consume memory that interferes with your gameplay. To terminate those processes open Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL-ALT-DELTE.
After the Task Manager shows up, click on the “Processes” Tab. If you have not previously cleaned some unused startup items using STARTER or another startup manager, you might find there are a whole lot of resource hogging processes. Now sort the processes according to “User Name” by clicking on the header of the “User Name” column.
All of the processes belonging to your user name except “explorer.exe” can be ended by highlighting the process and clicking “End Process” at the bottom-right corner of the Task Manager. Click yes to confirm.
Now, run your game. Afterwards, pause the game and use ALT-TAB to return to the desktop. Open Task Manager again using CTRL-ALT-DELTE. Go to the “Process” tab again, and find your game process. The name should be same to the game executable. For example, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 would be “pes6.exe”.
Right click on that entry, then “Set Priority” and click “Real Time”. That should make the game run as fast as possible that your PC can allow. Enjoy playing your games faster!
Note: If you terminate the wrong process(es), just do a force reboot, and the processes will rerun themselves.
When the concept ‘mobile phone,’ and the actual device were introduced around 30 years ago, people were amazed by the idea that one could build audio communication with others without the limitations and boundaries of location. (Quote THE STANDARD, an acclaimed English newspaper in Hong Kong.)
Nowadays mobile phones go far beyond; from video conferencing, word processing to online banking, this little device can do it all. It is a market that anyone would want a piece of, and different venders have been very active in providing new platforms, functions and devices to gain advantage in this enormous battleground.
One of the hottest topics in the mobile world lately must be the bang Apple iPhone brought to the market, and it continued to heat up in the past two years. From iPhone 2G to the latest iPhone 3GS, each launch has created huge expectations, and in reality its market is still expanding rapidly. According to the latest data from Gartner, Apple’s share of worldwide smart phone sales grew from 5.3% in the first quarter of 2008 to 10.8% in the first quarter of 2009. Gaining over 10% of the global market within two years is indeed very impressive, but what’s more significant is that in some sense this figure is created by one product only (if we consider all versions of iPhone as one). The 50000+ applications available for download also suggest the new market trend Apple has set.
Another smart phone that the market has showed great interest in is Sprint’s Palm Pre. Even though there are concerns about lacking in applications in the App Catalog, and no access to the webOS SDK(software development kit) by developers, Palm Pre still sold out fast when available in the US recently. Some critics believe the impressive sales of Palm Pre were largely related to current Sprint customers looking for an upgrade, rather than a flow of new Sprint subscribers, but the solid selling number shows its first stage of success, and there are huge noises of interest from countries and markets including Hong Kong, which are yet to have a scheduled launch date.
Another leading smart phone platform, Research In Motion’s Blackberry, also has a fruitful year. In the previous fiscal quarter, RIM’s $3.42 billion revenue increased 53% from $2.24 billion in the same quarter of last year, and shipped approximately 7.8 million devices After promoting ‘consumer models’ Blackberry curve 8900 and Blackberry Storm, RIM turned their focus back to business users, and launched Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 recently. BES 5.0 is a push-based server software, focusing on enhancing the connection link between BlackBerry smart phones and enterprise systems, applications, corporate phone environments and wireless networks. It integrates with IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell GroupWise, providing highly secured access to email, organizer data, instant messaging, browser and other enterprise applications.
President Obama’s insistence on keeping his BlackBerry device is a great example (especially for RiM) showing how tightly BlackBerry could merge into one’s life and BES 5.0 plus future launches would definitely stick to this angle.
All these platforms have their own advantages and supporters; along with the Android ‘Google’ phone, Windows mobile 7.0 platform, Nok ia’s partnership with 1nte, the haule of smart phones has probably lust began.
iPhone’s success might be partly due to the vast array of imaginative and entertaining software for that platform, so Microsoft are doing the best to persuade the community to make software of iPhone in the form of a “Windows Mobile Software Contest” that is going to be held worldwide. This means that Microsoft are eager to excavate new software for the Windows Mobile.
A successful program should achieve a balance among the following aspects: creativity, functionality, aesthetic design, interface operation, usability and entertainment factors. It is suggested that team members may divide their respective roles as below: (It is not a must to have all these roles in a team)Ø Playwright: Create characters and arrange the storyboard.Ø Research: Collect and consolidate information the program requires.Ø Interface Graphic: Arrange interface elements and design graphics.Ø Programming: Determine data structure, program code and server.Ø Debugging: Testing and debugging the program and suggest improvements.Each team is required to appoint a team leader. The team leader will be the only eligible person to claim any prizes of this Contest. The Organizers will not be involved in any prize assign issues within the team.