World Piracy Rates

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20 Countries With the Highest Piracy Rates
Vietnam 92%
Ukraine 91%
China 90%
Zimbabwe 90%
Indonesia 87%
Russia 87%
Nigeria 84%
Tunisia 84%
Algeria 83%
Kenya 83%
Paraguay 83%
Pakistan 82%
Bolivia 80%
El Salvador 80%
Nicaragua 80%
Thailand 79%
Venezuela 79%
Guatemala 78%
Dominican Republic 77%
Lebanon 75%

Kuwait has a rate of 68%, Saudi Arabia 52%, Bahrain 62%, Jordan 64%, Qatar 62% and UAE 34%,

20 Countries With the Lowest Piracy Rates
United States 21%
New Zealand 23%
Austria 25%
Sweden 26%
United Kingdom 27%
Denmark 27%
Switzerland 28%
Japan 28%
Finland 29%
Germany 29%
Belgium 29%
Netherlands 30%
Norway 31%
Australia 32%
Israel 33%
UAE 34%
Canada 36%
South Africa 37%
Ireland 38%
Portugal 40%

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qHate still kicking ass!

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I was googling “Kuwait Blog” and to my surprise our (Rampurple, nibaq and mine) old blog qHate came out as a first result. So I decided to google a variety of words and checked how qHate ranks, below are the results:

Kuwait Blog (Rank 1)
Kuwait Blogs (Rank 10)
Kuwaiti Blogs (Rank 15)
Kuwaiti Bloggers (Rank 3)
Blogs from Kuwait (Rank 12)
Kuwait war blog (Rank 2)
Rampurple Blog (Rank 2)
Nibaq Blog (Rank 5)
Mark Blog (Rank not in top 500)
Wolf Blitzer suspicious of six foot one Arab males (Rank 1)


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11 Steps to a Better Brain

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Ok, I need to cut down on junk food and start eating healthy. [Link]


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Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Nokia Tablet

Finally a new gadget for me to crave and dream of. Its been such a dry period with gadgets lately with the same crap over and over. Nothing has been grabbing my attention, the Palm LifeDrive caught my attention for a full 5 minutes, but then I found out it ran on the ancient Palm OS 5 (where is 6?!?!) and that it would actually be less responsive then my current 3 year old Tungsten | T. Then suddenly out of the blue, the Nokia 770 tablet came along.

From all the companies on this planet, Nokia was the last one I would have imagined would come up with a device like this. This is what the Sony Clie was supposed to be and what Apple should have introduced, a pda like device that allows you to surf the web.

The current tablets in the market are too big, bulky and expensive, the OQO is tiny and cool but too expenisve, and PDAs generally have just been lagging behind in technology. The new Nokia tablet on the other hand is a mixture of a pda and a tablet pc, its the best of both worlds, a perfect combination.

The new Nokia has wifi, bluetooth, a large 800×400 resolution touch screen display (which is perfect for web browsing) and it runs on linux. The price? Only $350. The MAJOR downside is that its coming out next fucking year in fall! Why did they even bother to show it to us now, its teasing us. This is what I like about Apple, they don’t show you or tell you anything, and then when they do show us something, its available on their store 30 minutes later for purchase…

For more information on the Nokia Tablet click here.


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Futurama Coming Back

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There are currently preliminary talks going on to try and bring Futurama back (they got cancelled in 2003). This time though they won’t be coming back to TV, they would head straight to DVD instead. I hope they end up doing this, and if it works we might get other cool shows back like The Tick.


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Dimensions of the Xbox 360 vs PS3

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For those of you who read engadget you might have seen a post today with a side by side comparison shot of the PS3 and Xbox360. The picture shows the Xbox360 much larger then the PS3, this is not true. In reality the xbox360 is smaller. The picture above is the accurate dimensions, the one on Engadget is wrong. If you notice the power socket of the xbox360 in the engadget shot, its been doctored. I really like Engadget, but sometimes they can be really unproffesional.


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@Budweiser.com Emails

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Just signed up for a @Budwesier.com webmail account, its free ofcourse. They only give you 5MB worth of space which isn’t a lot but on the plus side you can check you regular POP account emails. I guess this email address is pretty cool if you are a major Budweiser fan, personally I am not, would rather have an @jackdaniels.com account..


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In Kuwait Websites

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The InKuwait.com websites provide information about living in Kuwait plus activities and events for its citizens. If you know more of these websites leave a comment of the URL and I will add it to the list.

www.LebaneseInKuwait.com
www.CanadiansInKuwait.com
www.IndiansInKuwait.com


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Sony Ericsson K750

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K750

According to a Sony Ericsson representative, the K750 will begin shipping this week. The K750 is the updated version of the K700 which I wanted to get but many people told me not to. The biggest change in the K750 other then the fact that it looks better is the 2MP camera built into it. When it first gets released though it will probably cost anything from KD140 to KD160 so I will have to wait a bit for the price to settle down. For a full review of the K750 click here.

Update: I received an email telling me that the phone has been available in Dubai since Friday and its priced at 1350AED 1630AED which comes to around KD107 KD130.


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Got Fines?

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Want to know if you have any speeding tickets? Call 198 to find out.


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