Let Best Buy “Professionally Install” Your XBox Games

Are you one of the tens of customers who has trouble inserting their XBox 360 games? Do you find the whole concept of optical media frightening? Well, Best Buy has a service for you! For a low, low price, Best Buy will come to your home and professionally install those complex XBox games. Haha, well this is not actually true but I laughed. I just want to see the employees reaction when someone asks him for the service.

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Blackberry Devices: A history

A concise history of the Blackberry, from its days as an uber-pager to the just-short-of-the-iPhone it is today. It’s funny how the original used two AA batteries!? Seriously! I really like the look of the Curve and as soon as work gets organized I hope to be getting one. I can definitely see progress as the models are developing. The devices are being more and more sleek, vibrant, and appealing. I really like how RIM is branching out from the work world and trying to tap into the consumer market.

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Scientists design crop that can break down its own cellulose

In an effort to help boost the nation’s supply of bio fuels, researchers have created three strains of genetically modified corn to manufacture enzymes that break down the plant’s cellulose into sugars that can be fermented into ethanol. Genetically modified crops is a very interesting topic of discussion. I recently did a paper on this in my Econ 311 – Economics of Developing Countries class and really enjoyed doing the research. This can be a controversial topic with a lot of people being strongly for or against it. I like to remain neutral and let more research dictate how I will eventually decide.

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Star Wars Urban Photography

French photographer Cedric Delsaux has created a series of photos where he puts Star Wars characters and vehicles and transplants them into modern day urban locations. The pictures look like they are probably just quick photoshop pictures, but the results are really good. I really liked the look of the images and the overall realism they portray.

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SCARS on Broadway – They Say

I noticed that you can download the mp3 for the newest release from SCARS on Broadway. I’m not sure if there is an easier way to download it but, you can get it from the official site.  However, it will be called scars.mp3.php, you can remove the .php and leave it as scars.mp3 and it will work.  In case you didn’t know, SCARS is made up of some System of a Down guys, Daron Malakian, and John Dolmayan. It is worth a listen if you are fans of System of a Down and want something new to listen to.

Scars On Broadway – They Say
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I walked the line, the line I choose
I see the people in front of me
I climbed the wall, the wall of news
I watched them show the tragedy

If you were me, could you defend
the given rights to all the men?
Let’s fuck the world with all it’s trend
They say it’s all about to end…

They say it’s all about to end…
They say, they say…

There’s a prison that’s gone, but the fear lives on
I watched you walking on the dotted line
Maybe you don’t see what’s in front of me
Maybe you won’t stand the test of time
For we live in sin, for we will win
I watched the president kiss his family
For we live in sin, for we will win
I watched the president fuck society

If you were me, could you defend
the given rights to all the men?
Let’s fuck the world with all it’s trend
They say it’s all about to end…

They say it’s all about to end…
They say, they say…

I fall in love with the old times
I never mention my own mind
Let’s fuck the world with all it’s trend
Thank god, it’s all about to end…

They say it’s all about to end…
They say, they say…
They say, they say…
They say it’s all about to end

Telus Launch Koodo Mobile

On Monday, Koodo Mobile
went live.  This is a new offering that looks like it will compete directly with other pay as you go services like Virgin Mobile.  The plans look very decent and I am particularly surprised to see unlimited text messaging for $5.. along with the lowest price package of $15.. This combination would make for very cheap texting.  One thing that I’ve noticed that is a big step is the digital coverage across the country.  This should make selling phones a lot easier in Saskatchewan where Telus currently offers digital coverage in Regina or Saskatoon.  If they extend their phone lineup and continue to promote their services I see this becoming a very popular across the country.

SIRIUS decision by months end?

SIRIUS Satelite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) CEO Mel Karmazin was at an investment conference today and expressed his optimism that the merger between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio will be approved by government regulators by the end of the month.  This has sparked a somewhat huge increase trading today.  There has been a lot of optimism recently surrounding the merger and todays news really adds to the momentum it is carrying.

Reuters has quoted Karmazin as saying, “The fact that it has lingered this long, it has been interpreted … as good news.” Karmazin also went on to say, “clearly if there was a big problem with the merger, it wouldn’t take the (regulators) this long to figure it out. Either you believe we compete with a whole bunch of audio choices or you think there’s a distinct market called satellite radio.”

SIRI was seen trading at up around 2.89 +0.14 (5.09%) while XMSR is also up at 11.71 +0.62 (5.59%) .

100+ Essential Resources for Web Developers

There is a great site that put together a list of over 100 resources to help make life as a web developer easier; where to find snippets of code, sites that automate processes, cheat sheets, lessons, useful tools and a couple of silly videos to give your brain a break if you make it through to the end. There are a lot of great links and tools that people should check out. Overall its a great list.

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