Formula 1

Posted by Mark

f1 logoI hate the fact that Formula 1 isn’t a popular motor sport in Kuwait. Actually I don’t think any kind of motor sport is popular in Kuwait. When I was in Lebanon if there was a Formula 1 race on TV you wouldn’t find a single person on the streets. Since I have moved back to Kuwait I have lost touch with the Formula 1 world. The races take place on Sundays which is a day off in the majority of the world but not in Kuwait. This means when the races are on I am at work with no access to television. Anyway I think I found a good site for F1 news. I used to check out F1.com and other F1 sites but they are all too heavy on the graphics and not very easy to navigate. Thew new site I am currently checking out all the time is the BBC F1 section.. except I use the text version of the page. Check it out, its very practical to use. [Link]


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Kuwaiti Embassy Bombed

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Two persons were injured by an explosion that rocked the offices of the Kuwaiti embassy’s information center in Beirut’s commercial thoroughfare of Hamra at mid-morning Monday. There were conflicting reports about the blast which was attributed first to a hand grenade, then to a letter bomb and then to a parcel bomb. More info when available.

Update: Turns out it was just a guy who brought a grenade with him to work and was playing with it when it went off.


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Motel Signs

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motel signs

A nice collection of Motel Signs from various parts of the US. I always wanted to stay at a Motel for some reason but I never got the chance, I guess since you see it so much in the movies and we really don’t have any similar places in Kuwait it becomes like something you can’t have which makes you want it more. [Link]


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Miskan Plane

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Meskan

I received the following email from jetblast2k:

Hi Mark, we usually know our aircrafts by their tail number, but today I noticed the nickname of 9K-ANC, an A340-300 of KAC, and took this shot for you. Check the [Link]

I was surprised to find out that Kuwait Airways planes had nicknames and I was really surprised to find out that one is called Miskan (although they spell it Meskan). Next time I fly with KA I will try to find out the nickname of the plane I am going to be flying with. If you have never seen the pictures taken by jetblast2k you should since he has some really wonderful stuff. [Link]

Note:
For those of you who don’t know, Miskan is a photography project I currently involved in. [Link]


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The Design Encyclopedia

Posted by Mark

The Design Encyclopedia is a growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design. [Link]


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iPod nano Flaw

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Makes me worry a bit, still won’t cancel my order though. [Link]

Update: Definetly not worried now, check out these nano stress tests performed by Ars Technica. [Link]


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Revolution Controller is Revolutionary

Posted by Mark

revolution controller

The design of the Nintendo Revolution controller was finally made public today. Its incredibly creative and definitely kicks both Microsoft and Sonys ass in the controller department.. especially Sony who have their weird looking boomerang controller. The Revolution controller comes in two parts (one is pictured above) and has motion sensors so it can detect if you are holding the controller sideways or which direction you are turning it. This can be used in games so for example if you are playing Star Wars you can swing the controller around and your character on the screen will swing his Light Saber the same way you are. So now the Nintendo Revolution has 2 things going for it, you can play old Nintendo games on the system plus it has an incredibly smart controller. [Link]

Update: Check out this link for a lot more better pictures of the controller [Link]


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Fucking Gross!

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gross

I came back home today to find the most disgusting advert hanging on my door… a fucking tampon box! I am not even sure its tampon, could be adult diapers since they are so huge. I mean come on this is just fucking disgusting. Imagine coming home and finding a box of Always hanging from your door. If it was some unknown brand I would understand their desperation but Always doing this?!?! So I can’t view porn privately at home but its somehow ok for companies to hang tampons on my door. Fucking gross.


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SNL Celebrity Jeopardy

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Here’s the entire collection of all 13 “Celebrity Jeopardy” episodes on Saturday Night Live. Enjoy! [Link]

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Hmmmmm Burgers

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good food

I guess its because I am hungry but just reading this review and seeing the picture of the amazing burger has made me also want to have a nice juicy hamburger for lunch. Both of the places that were reviewed are on my to do list the next time I visit New York. Now where will I have my lunch… [Link]

Update: I ended up having lunch at Fudds. I had the cheese burger with three kinds of cheese on it.. 1/2 pounder, well done.


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