Snow comes to deserts of Dubai

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Ski Dubai

The indoor ski slopes finally opened up in Dubai and looking at the pictures on their website makes me jealous that we don’t have anything similar here in Kuwait. Entrance price is only $35 and that includes clothes and equipment rental which I think is a pretty good deal. But, the place doesn’t look “that” big so I am curious to find out if its going to be over crowded the whole time or not. [Link]


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Ferrari Theme Park – Abu Dhabi

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They are opening a Ferrari theme park in UAE which will feature a racetrack, rides, and attractions, a display of Ferrari history, and even driving instructions. Its seems like a good idea but I would rather they open a 4×4 theme park here in Kuwait. The 4×4 park could have different rough and muddy trails which you could take your jeep through. I remember reading about one in Japan where you would bring your 4×4 and then pay to go around their offroad trail. [Link]


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New Arrivals

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Cool, seems Beirut is the place to be although I don’t understand why with all the recent political crap going on.

CooSt Tropez? Passé. Ibiza? So over. The hottest spots for bars and clubs in Europe right now are not where you’d expect. [More]


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Single-letter Domains

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Single-letter second-level domains are domain names in which the second-level domain consists of only one letter, such as x.org.

Such domains are rare, as on December 1, 1993, IANA explicitly reserved all single letter and single digit second-level domain names in the TLDs .com, .net, and .org.

However, the few such domains that were already assigned were not recalled, and so circumvented the restrictions that have existed since.

i.net INet Corporation
q.com West Communications
q.net Q Networks
x.com PayPal
x.org The Open Group
z.com Nissan

[Source Wikipedia]


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Kuwait & Video Games

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game center

I just found the blog of Faisal Al-Dhalmawi at 1up.com. He has a very interesting write up on Video Gaming in Kuwait. He was even able to take pictures of some of the stores from the outside AND inside! Pretty cool stuff. [Link]


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A bunch of items from Uncrate

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I was checking out Uncrate and i found a bunch of interesting things, here they are:

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Plush
Cow Baby Bottle
EarBuddy
Moleskine Pocket Reporter Notebook
Vintage Graffiti Ties by Tymbal


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20 things you didn’t know about Windows 1.0

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Bill Gates wanted to call Windows 1.0 “Interface Manager.” Marketing exec Rowland Hanson persuaded him that Windows was a better name. [More]

[via Cult of Mac]


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$87,000,000,000.00

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I guess I won’t be able to hide my 87 billion dollars under my bed. Seriously though if Bill Gates feels like withdrawing 1 billion dollars in cash he’s pretty fucked. [Link]


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How to Get Rid of Hiccups

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This post is dedicated to Nat since she gets hiccups often. She tries to get rid of her hiccups by drinking a glass of water while holding her nose closed. Here is the right way to do it:

1. Swallow 1 tsp. white table sugar, dry. A study found that this stopped hiccups immediately in 19 out of 20 people. Repeat up to three more times at 2-minute intervals if necessary.

2. Gulp down a glass of water if the sugar doesn’t work.

3. Eat a piece of dry bread slowly.

4. Breathe in and out of a paper bag. Do not use a plastic bag under any circumstances, and don’t do this longer than 1 minute.

5. Gargle with water (see ‘How to Gargle’).

6. Repeat the above steps until your hiccups stop.

[Source]


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Official Santa Mail

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I hope they add a live webcam of Santa’s workshop, that would rock. [Link]


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