iDog for the iPod

Post by Mark

iDog

This would look really cool on my desk at work, plus its going to be cheap. It won’t replace my fantasy of owning an Aibo, but it will do until I could afford one. Can’t wait for Amazon.com to start selling them, here it a bit of info on the iDog:

The iDog is capable of changing its feelings from happy to angry by moving it’s ears and rotating the head and by changing the color of the 7 LED lights on its head. The idog music bot has stored music sequences and melodies it will play based on the interaction with its sensors. For instance it gets happy when users touch its ears and pad on its head. It gets surprised when users touch its nose or wave in front of him. The Sega iDog will become angry when users touch its tail. A MP3 Player like the iPod can be attached to the iDog via 3.5mm audio cable. IT has a mono-speaker built-in. A microphone is also present in the iDog.

Its supposed to be released in North America in the Fall of 2005 by Hasbro and should cost $29.99. If you can’t wait that long, AudioCubes is carrying the Japanese version but for $89. Here is a link to the Japanese iDog website.


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Official LEGO Death Star Kit

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deathstar lego

Finally a Lego set I REALLY want.. Its $299.00 and there is a limit of 5 per person. Now I need to figure out a way to convince Nat that we need this.. [Link]


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Pimp Your Car.. Online!

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Nissan 350z

Just found a link to this cool website that allows you to pimp out a couple of cars including the Nissan 350z, Mitsubishi Evo, Honda Civic Si, Mazda6, Acura RSX and the Volvo S40. You can choose your rims, ride height, car color, brakes and tires. Then you can check out your ride from various angle’s, Very fun.. [Link]


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7 Things Not to do After a Meal

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1- Don’t smoke- Experts have proven that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes.

2- Don’t eat fruits immediately – Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore eat fruit 1-2 hr’s after a meal or 1hr before a meal.

3- Don’t drink tea – Tea leaf’s contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.

4- Don’t loosen your belt – Loosening your belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.

5- Don’t bath – Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

6- Don’t walk about – People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

7- Don’t sleep immediately – The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.


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The Quest for “The Car”

Post by Mark

I have been shopping around like crazy for a new car but nothing had turned me on. Actually, every car dealer I went into I found a car I wanted. I wanted everything, a Toyota Prado, a Nissan 350Z, a Infiniti G35, an Armada, a BMW Z4, even a Citroen C2 (only KD3,850!!). Every car I looked at I wanted, thats when I realized I didn’t really want a new car, I just wanted to change my car. Its hard to explain but somehow somewhere I put it in my head that I needed to get a new car, so the past two weeks of shopping I wasn’t really looking for “The Car”, I was looking for “Any Car”.

So realizing that I decided to think about which car do I “really” want, which car would be “The Car” for me. With that I came out with 2 cars, the new Range Rovers, and the Hummer H2 SUT. The problem is both cars are out of my budget with the cheapest Ranger Rover I saw was KD14,000 and the cheapest H2 SUT I saw was for KD13,000. So since I couldn’t afford any of these cars at the moment I decided to just stick with my car until I could. So as simple as that, my quest for a new car is over. Now I just need to break the news to the guy who is supposed to be buying my car this week…


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Lexus GS Prices

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Passed by the dealer to check out the new Lexus GS series. They didn’t have any on display neither in stock. The prices? The GS300 is for KD15,000 while the GS430 is KD17,000. Both cars have the exact same features except the GS430 is a V8 not six plus it has different rims.


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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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Yagoohoogle

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From Fadibou: http://www.yagoohoogle.com/
Search for something and the browser splits in half providing you with both Yahoo and Google results.


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Hardware for Windows “Longhorn”

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At lunch, a friend was telling me and Tivo-Guy about how the majority of current Windows systems, new and old are not going to be compatible with Windows Longhorn. He gave me a link with the the Graphics Hardware requirements as an example to check out since Longhorn also needs certain types of VGA cards to run. Here is the link but I warn you its geek zone. [Link]


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qHate still kicking ass!

Post by Mark

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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