Archive for March, 2008

Stream music and videos to your consoles

Posted by Flo in Tech, Tricks on March 29th, 2008.
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The Wii doesn’t support video or music media, so if you want to view a downloaded movie or mp3, you must watch or listen it on your computer. Fortunately, there is a way to turn every console with connection to the internet into a media station. This works by streaming movies and music from you computer to your console, so you don’t even need to mod your console! Here’s a quick guide for the Xbox360, PS3 and the Wii.


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Spam’s natural habitat: top 5 places to find spam!

Posted by Flo in Tech on March 28th, 2008.
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Whoa, what a weird post, as if you would want to find spam… but all right, let’s move on. As the internet was created, spam as we all know it was created. Throughout the years it evolved from e-mail spam to the modern species of spam: comment spam, (forum)post spam, buddy spam (invite spam) and much, much more. As we all know, this spam is produced by bots, and sometimes by no-lifers, who think that you will really die if you don’t spam a particular message at least 10 times in comments on a website or to their friends (just to be sure: you WON’T die because you didn’t send this message these people… really…). Now, let’s look up those stenched spam-habitats, maybe we will even discover some new species of spam!


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Top 10 Directorial Debuts

Posted by Nick in Movies, Top 10 on March 27th, 2008.

Directing your first feature film is not an easy task. Directing your first feature film, which turns out to be a masterpiece seems almost impossible. However, some of the very talented directors succeeded in doing so. In this Top 10 I’m counting down the 10 best Directorial Debuts of All Time.


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Become a DJ with Tactile12000

Posted by Flo in Open Source, Tech on March 26th, 2008.
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Finding good open source DJ tools seems to be hard. I’ve tried a few applications that said to have a scratching function, but Tactile12000 is the first one that really has working turntables in it.


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Weekly Album #3: System of a Down – Steal this album!

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on March 26th, 2008.
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Steal this Album is a name that says everything about the album. It’s an anti-society themed album: asking people to do something illegal, namely stealing this album. It, on the other hand, can also be a message to their fans: don’t download our music, as a lot of tracks on this album were pre-released (not by SOAD) in slightly different versions on the internet as Toxicity 2.


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World World World by AKFG Album Review

Posted by Sandstorm in Music, Reviews on March 23rd, 2008.
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The Japanese rock scene is a crowded one. Hundreds of bands make so-called Jrock and most of it is enormous crap. Luckily for us, there are some very good bands out there that really make good music. The best band is Asian Kung-Fu Generation and they’ve released their new album World World World.


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10,000 BC Movie Review

Posted by Nick in Movies, Reviews on March 21st, 2008.

Roland Emmerich (director) likes to go back and forth in time, accompanied by a big budget. With Independence Day he considered an alien invasion, in The Day After Tomorrow he showed the results of an abrupt global warming, in 1998 he remade Godzilla. Even though these movies are big business, the quality varies from questionable to bad. Therefore it is no surprise that I was not very excited to see his newest movie, 10,000 BC.


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Extract Now: small but powerful

Posted by Flo in Freeware, Tech on March 9th, 2008.
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Hundreds of extracting tools exist, of which most are free. There aren’t a lot of differences between them, but Extract Now does differ from the other free extracting tools. It’s small, it’s powerful, without any kind of ads and it´s incredibly easy to use.


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Weekly Album #2: The Hives – The Black and White Album

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on March 7th, 2008.
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The Swedish band “The Hives” is one of the leading punk/garage rock bands. This is one of the reasons why I just can’t ignore their newest album, The Black And White Album. It’s their first album in three years since Tyrannosaurus Hives, and the music on this cd surprised me: it’s not the Hives as I know them.


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Burn any image file to CD/DVD with ImgBurn

Posted by Nick in Freeware, Tech on March 6th, 2008.

Before I discovered ImgBurn, I was looking for a freeware application that could burn a DVD from .VOB files. I knew Nero Burning Rom could do it, but that one isn’t free. Luckily I disovered ImgBurn, a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application, that can burn anything to anything.


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