Friday, 30 April 2010

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2

So, Iron Man 2 is being released today and, after a brief chat with a stranger named @The60ftOctopus on twitter, I have decided to do every one a favour and focus on the important part of the film: Scarlett Johansson

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. The first one was a really good action film, what I felt was one of the best recent comic book adaptations.

Having Scarlett on screen is just going to be a bonus.


Monday, 26 April 2010

The dead politician

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and dies. 

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'

'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'

'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the MP.

'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises....

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.'

So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing.  They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers the MP. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. 
What happened?'

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning.. ... 

Today you voted.'

Thanks for that one Janey


Friday, 23 April 2010

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


This site is awesome! For those with a Mathematical mind, or somewhat of an advanced knowledge of the subject... You'll love this!


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Assassin's Creed 2

I recently borrowed this game, having played the original, and one word springs to mind when playing it... Improvement!

The first Assassin's Creed was visually impressive but the game play was repetitive to the point of insanity.

Ubisoft have paid attention and changed things up. All for the better.

Movement is better. Tasks and challenges are better. You can swim!

It's just nice to see a game sequel that learns from it's past mistakes.

Thumbs up for this one!


Friday, 16 April 2010

Play 3D games this June

This summer Sony will be launching its 3D Bravia TV’s. If you happen to buy one of these TV’s, you’ll receive a voucher for a free download from the Playstation Store, allowing you to demo some of the first 3D compatible games.

Full article: Play 3D games this June

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

iPad vs WePad

So... What's it all about? (I may regret putting text in between these 2 images. We'll see)

Everyone has heard about the new Apple iPad. It looks great/like a big ipod. I would consider buying one.


I came across a German tablet PC news article (sadly, a FOX news article) and I've got to say, it looks like a definite contender. Rather than go on about it, let's look at a comparison:

Technology WePad Apple iPad
Display 11.6″ mit 1366×768 pixels 9.7″ mit 1024×768
Processor 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M 1.0GHz Apple A4
Memory 16GB NAND Flash (optional 32GB intern/32GB SD card) 16 / 32 / 64GB
Webcam Yes (1.3 megapixels) No
Peripherals 2 USB integrated, Card reader, Audio outout, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector Adapter for Camera and Card Reader
Flash/Adobe AIR Yes/Yes No/No
Applications WePad Apps and Android Apps iTunes App Store
Multitasking Yes Limited (only Apple Apps)
Battery Life Lithium-Ion Polymer (running time ca. 6 hours) ca. 10 hours
Supported eBook Formats All open formats, additionally premium formats (WeBook). Start at Q4/10 Proprietary Apple format for iBooks Store, Launch ???
Connections Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, optional 3G Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi, optional 3G
GPS Yes (optional) Yes (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Case Magnesium-Aluminium Aluminium
Dimensions 288 x 190 x 13 mm 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm
Weight 800 g (850 g with 3G) 680 g
Further Details Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal
Price €449-€569 ($611-$774 USD) $499-$829
Availability July 2010 April/May 2010

(Thank you The WePad also has a HDMI output!

As you can see, it is a cool piece of kit.


Moved house and back online

950 miles in a van over 4 return trips from south London to Peterborough (and 1 London to Clacton, Essex) and we are all moved up North! (Well, further up north than we were)

From a 2-bedroom flat, shared with a mate, to a 4-bedroom house all to ourselves. Myself, my girlfriend and our cats are settling nicely and are back online.

May the Intrawebs mayhem continue...