Saturday, November 1, 2008

Are Japanese Men Already Bored With Real Girl?

maybe one day she will be your real wife... perhaps?

Japanese people are famous for their fantastic creativity and fantasy (such as manga, J-pop culture, to hentai porn comic) but they sometimes goes too far into their dream.

A Japanese man called Taichi Takashita has launched an online petition to establish a law on marriages between human and cartoon characters. Sounds silly to you? But Takashita claimed that he had already gathered more than 1000 signatures for his petition and aiming for one million signatures before present it to government.

So, what makes Takashita did this petition? "I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world," he wrote on his petition. "However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?"

This idea looks great. Some of us have dreaming about cartoon characters when we were child, but no one took it as serious thing, untill now. Will Japanese people give their sign for this petition?

Surprisingly, Takashita already collected more than 1000 signature in first week. Some people believed that government shouldn't build boundaries for peronal life and relation life, and some people even really believe it could happened one day. "Even if she is fictional, it is still loving someone. I would like to have legal approval for this system at any cost," wrote one man signed the petition. news

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Deforestation Problem Solved? : Robotic Plants to Reoxygenated Our Earth

Some people said that modern technology causing many environmental problems, but technology also providing us many alternative to solve the problem itself.

Engadget reported that researchers from Chonnam National University has developed robotic plant as substitute of biologic plants to re-oxygenating our earth. This green-oriented robot stands more than four feet, and consists of pot, stem, and five meat-eating buds. As a "plant", it has capability to produce oxygen and moisture, and as a robot it has some additional capability, such as blooming, shaking slightly, and even dancing as response to human nearby. But this plant has great weakness, it has no capability as habitat of soil microorganism and can't produce fruit (who wants to have metal fruit anyway?)

I'm not sure if this metal plant is good alternative for reforestation, but this breakthrough shows that (almost) nothing is impossible for technology development today. But I hope in future this metal plant wouldn't replace organic plant, it's just sad to see everything going artificial...

Friday, October 10, 2008

World's Tallest LED Screen Will Placed In Dubai

Dubai is one of the fastest growing city in the world, and their government is ambitious about being the top of the world. Tameer holding, a development company based in Dubai has announced that they will build Tameer tower, a 33 story-high building in Majan district of Dubai.

What makes the building awesome is, there will be a giant LED screen embedded on its side, which could blast out advertisement to 1,5 kilometers far! Just place your adv there, and people in 1,5 kilometers will aware to your product!

But unfortunately, the developer have no idea when this project will be finished. Even it's still being under construction, why don't you save some money to go there - or put a personal adult date advertisement there?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Two Fastfood Addicts Celebrated Their Marriage With Giant Cheeseburger

Burger is already a part in American's diet. Yet we still looking at it as junk food, with high fat and potassium rate, low in nutrition and we could only consume it on daily life, not as a menu in party. But there is a couple of food addicts who take it as an important part of their life.

Tom and Kerry Watts, both are fast food addicts, celebrated their marriage with special wedding cake - a 42lb giant cheeseburger. This couple set the big cheeseburger as highlight of their party in Zak's American Diner in Norwich.

So, how amazing is this wedding cake, I means cheeseburger? This cheeseburger is nearly half a meter wide, weighted about 100 quarter pounders. John Baxter, the butcher had to worked a whole day long to create a giant burger, which was weighted 400 pounds when it was raw. It had to be cooked for 3 hours, and required 3 chefs to lift it out of oven. What about the bun? The bun alone weighted 5 kg and they had to cut it off using a saw.

Tom Watts said "Not only did I get to marry the woman of my dreams but I also got to have the burger of my dreams in the same day. I could not believe the size of the burger. It was just incredible. Everything has just been amazing. It was the best day ever."

Congratulation to both of you, and this is the for wedding cake revolution! (news)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Giant Diamond Found in Lesotho

Human has exploited earth so roughly, yet mother nature still giving new surprise to us, human being.

BBC news reported that miners working for Gem Diamonds in Letseng mine in Lesotho has discovered a huge gem stone, which could be the largest polished round diamond in the world. This stone weights 478 carats and is the 20th largest rough diamond ever found.

What is special about this diamond stone is, it has a potential to yield a 150 carats single stone, which would be bigger than 105 carats Koh-i-Noor diamond on British crown. This diamond is much smaller than Cullinan diamond, the world's biggest rough diamond, but still have a magnificent size, and has a potential to be one of the next legendary diamond.

Interested to have this diamond? Gem Diamond's chief executive said it could sell for ten of millions dollars. Quite challenging price.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Really Expensive Gift Wrapping Paper - Real US$ Bills Sheets!

What will you do if you received gift from someone, and wrapped in paper?
Unwrapped it, of course, and looks what inside it. Most of us never care about its wrapping paper, and throw it away to garbage bin.
There's nothing wrong with it, but think it again if you received this wrapping paper.

Edwina Rogers, wife of Washington lobbyist Ed Rogers, wraps her gifts in US$ bills sheets - the real one. Oh gee, US$ rate is very high in my home country (Indonesia) how did she so damned used it only as wrapping paper!?

Watch this video, and just try to think again. Is it a sign of :

  1. Victory of capitalism? - Perhaps
  2. How "money power" influencing Washington politic elite these days? - Maybe
  3. Or, US$ rate has declined dramatically, so you'd rather use it as wrapping paper? - I hope so
The world is just awesome.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another Teddy Bear Gadget : (Headless Teddy Bear USB Flash

It seems that Teddy Bear style weird gadgets are on top these days.

We have seen Teddy Bear style odd mobile phone in Japan few days ago, now it's time for Teddy Bear style USB flash to show it up on public! But the awesome point from this gadget is... we have to beheaded it then attached it to your USB port. Simple, but cruel, my sister said. Oh, c'mon...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2 Days Break To Releasing Myself From "Discomgoogolation"

Sorry for leaving my blogs for 2 days. I'm suffering "discomgoogolation", and need some times to relaxing my mind. Now, I'm fresh and ready for web world.

"Discomgoogolation"? Wow, what kind of food is it?
Sorry, it's not a food. It's a new mental disease emerged on internet addicts community.

DailyMail reported that large numbers of internet addicts are suffering from anxiety and extreme stress when they're being disconnected from internet. By monitoring the heavy internet addicts, British psychiatrist researcher found that subject's brain activity and blood pressure increased markedly when the internet connection being cut off. Subjects suffers extreme stress, as if they were being late for important meeting, or get fired from job. They named the high level stress caused by internet dependency as "discomgoogolation". The definition of "discomgoogolation" is "feeling of distress or anxiety when unable to gain immediate information access".

It seems that obsessive behavior for internet has been an epidemic in our modern society. I myself suffering "discomgoogolation" symptoms for more than 3 years, such as get stressed every time the internet connection goes down, forgetting to sleep, needing more online hours. I was a Friendster (most of you in US/Europe already left it behind) addicts for 3 years, and I've just started my blogs 1 month ago, which makes me attached to internet intensively - really intense.

I won't leave web world forever, I've already fell in love to internet. But we've got to spend more times for relaxing, and gathered with our family. We've got to balancing our life activity, so we can blink up our life. That's why I named this blog as "Get Blink Me".

Is it too serious? I just wanna remind everyone, don't forget to spend your precious times for your real life. Life is big, bigger than what we can see on screen.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Gift To Your GF - Bear Phone

Three Must-Be-Bears

Moshi moshi... Kuma San?

Apple launched their iPhone 2 weeks ago, and gained phenomenal success.

What's the Japanese answer against iPhone success? They launched teddy bear style mobile phone.

There goes Willcom, a mobile provider in Japan, demonstrated their new innovation (should I call it as an innovation?) at 2008 Good Design Expo Tokyo. They named this new product as Kuma Phone. What's Kuma stance for? Bear, of course. For only about 500bucks, you'll get a cute teddy bear stuffed with functional mobile phone. What could be better than this one?

It's stuffed with functional phone... So can we really use it?
Yes, sure. For instance, just squeeze one of its four paws for one of your speed dial numbers. Press its tail to answer or hang up the call. Really simple isn't it? It's so user-friendly, and warm up your ears too.

You have 6months before Valentine, please save 500bucks to have this ridiculous bear as your Valentine gift to your GF. You can give it to Mr.Bean instead, or give it to your dog as its pillow.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Blink Your Room With LED Wallpaper

Why did I named this blog as getblinkme? Because I want you all get blink up your life by reading my blog posting. Is it only my high imagination? Could be. But I have nice idea to blink up your wallpaper.

There's something old about wallpaper on store today. Most of them has old and boring flower pattern, which is only match to my grandma's home. But designer Jonas Samson gave new blink to wallpaper, he has designed LED wallpaper that turns on and off with the ease of a regular light. Here's one of his sample, but you can make your own design and let him do the rest. You can contact him to have the price. Too blinky? Better than having your grandma's wallpaper to your room.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Celebrities Of The Week

There goes 3 names most discussed on blogsphere this week. Here we go :

1.Steve Jobs
Yeah, Steve Jobs is already a big star in techsphere, and his latest product launch, iPhone, gained big success in market. But that's not what makes him one of my celebrity of the week. It started when his death rumors spread on internet, when Bloomberg mistakingly announcing his death and his show his obituary - and pulled them up after a while. But this false news spread widely and shocks techsphere. Thanks God Steve Jobs is still alive now, but we are still concerning about his health. In 2004 he announced that he is struggling against pancreatic cancer, and his latest health status is remains mystery.

Photograph is powerful, and Flickr have great power to makes something (not only "someone") to be a celebrity. The story goes when Valerie and Ted Rock saw a little cat - with a pair of additional ears - at Blue Island bar in Chicago in 2006. Other costumers laughed at it's odd face and unusual additional ears, but the couple decided to adopt and bring it back home, and named it Yoda. It became like a fairy tale when their son upload Yoda's picture to Flickr, and gained sympathy from bloggers all around the world. Now Good Morning America, Fox News, and Tyra Banks Show are already on waiting list to interview Yoda - and its owners.

3.Mysterious (And Cute) Chinese Factory Worker
iPhone is a rising star in techsphere - and makes unknown person to be a rising star in blogsphere. The story goes when a woman worker in iPhone factory in Shenzhen, China asked her friend to took her photo - with a new Apple iPhone which used to be on market. Her friend forgot to delete the photo, and this iPhone sold in Britain. The owner immediately posted the images on internet. Her photo - with smiling face and peace sign - spread wide on blogsphere, and makes hot discussion on web. She was shocked to see her face on net, but fortunately her boss forgives her mistake, and promised that he wouldn't release her personal information to the public.

Have other candidate? You're welcome to send me via comment below.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Modern Life Disaster, Partner Could Spying Us By Electric Gadgets

Remember those days when we were kids in 80's, parents says Soviet's intelligence agencies watching us from distance far away by satellite? The cold war era has ended two decades ago, but there's still someone watching us from distance, right now : our partner. So, how did he/she watching us? By satellite? It's not like in the past, our partner able to watching us by daily electronic products, such as mobile phone, PC, credit card, even by Nintendo Wii.

Yes, DailyMail reported that a US soldier returning from his duty in Iraq uncovered evidence his wife had been cheating while he was fighting on battlefield. But how? He simply plugged in his Nintendo Wii and see its Mii, gizmo to save personal profile record in console. He discovered that his wife had spend long time playing virtual bowling with another Mii. Later he discovered that this unknown Mii is actually her secret lover. Now this poor soldier has filed divorce, took Mii as evidence, and blame Wii as catalyst for his wife to cheat on him.

This story is only a small example that there's a danger awaits in our daily gadget : it allows someone to tracking us. Today, it's almost impossible to do anything in secret. Every communication we made on mobile phone, short message we sent, electronic transaction we made, even internet web site we had logged in, it's all like spreading our DNA on every spot we had visited, allowed someone to track what have we done there in past.

Technology industry seeing this phenomena as their new market. Now we can have gadget to recover deleted messages in mobile phone SIM card, tiny spy camera to keep looking at your partner, mini GPS tracker in car, or have a internet hacker to track our partner's Facebook account record (or you can do it by yourself).

Digital communication era allow us to flirt to our new potential sex partner by mobile phone, playing game online with mysterious stranger, or just spread our sexy photo/profile on internet for fun. But we must remember, someone else could trace our activity, so be wise with your gadget.

The best thing that we can do is, keep your self with your lifetime partner. Otherwise if willing to take risk, just try go back to traditional way. You can post your mail by traditional way, have a mailpost bird (hope that your partner won't track your bird by Google Map).

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Computer Virus Found On... Space Station

Every computer user knows that removing virus and worm is tricky job. Even with updated anti virus, sometimes they can still occupied our computer and attacks again. Many computer amateurs feels that removing virus is very devastating. So, should we ask for experts for help? From NASA's experts, perhaps?

Unfortunately, now they have to face common problem like we used to on space : struggling with computer virus. NASA has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG. This nasty virus was first detected on Earth in August 2007, occupying laptops used by astronauts to run their nutritional program, waiting to steal login names for some Asia online games, such as Maple Story, HuangYi online, and Talesweaver.And the bad news is laptops carried by astronauts reportedly do not have any anti-virus software on them to prevent infection (!)

NASA stated ISS has no direct net connection and all data traffic traveling from Earth to the spacecraft is always scanned before being transmitted. They thought that the virus might have traveled to space via a flash or USB drive owned by an astronaut and taken into space.

Lessons for NASA : NOW they plans to put security systems to stop such incidents happening in the future. Better than never, right? NASA is working with partners on the ISS to find out how the virus got on to the laptop in the first place.

Lessons for us : always update your anti virus, and... pray for your computer safety.

Monday, August 25, 2008

"Miss Sister Italy" - The First Nuns Beauty Pageant

Should I show off my Victoria Secret?

Many people considered nun as hardest job ever made for woman. They have to leave mainstream society and living in monastery, and avoid all sexual activity. They have to working all the time, even on holiday, and forgetting every sexual on their mind. But we're entering globalization era, and it's very hard to disclosure opposite sexual attraction these days.

Big breakthrough comes from an Italian priest, Antonio Rungi. He is now promoting his new project, the first beauty pageant exclusively for nuns. Wait a minute. A beauty pageant... So they have to show off their beauty to the world?

"Nuns are above all women and beauty is a gift from God," said priest Antonio Rungi. "This contest will be a way to show there isn't just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm." He added. He claims that nuns themselves gave this idea and pushed him to make this project comes to reality.

So, how is the procedure to be participate in this beauty pageant? A candidate should send her picture to Rungi, then priest Rungi will publish her picture on his blog ( sorry I haven't got his blog's link ). We, internet surfers can vote for their favorite nun online. Can we see nuns in swimsuit or sexy dress online, perhaps? Sorry, there's no place for swimsuit or sexy dress segment, so just enjoy their photos with their daily work-suit.

"I hope the next (pageant) won't just take place online but that we can organise a real show that can take place during the Miss Italy contest," Rungi said. Well, good luck Father, keep on your good job!

Update : Father Antonio Rungi has suspended the pageant, due to protests from his superiors. Read the news here

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beer : Friend And Foe

Beer has been man's best friend since we were in tender high school graduate, and has accompanied us at bar, lounge, party, even at boring wedding party. But for many of us who entered third decades of age, it becomes worst foe because it awarded us with annoying big accessories : beer-bellies.

In my first year at third decades, I've already got a quite charming-beer belly, and I had to change my trouser size twice in last 4 years! It's a shame to see my full-rounded belly, while watching Michael Phelps swimming fast like a shark with excellent body. I doubt that he loved beer like I do.

Wait. Did my beer-belly really grown ONLY by beer? I surfed in internet and found this article in Yes, beer contains high calories that enough to boost our waistline size bigger than your erection, but it's not the only factor leading to our beer-belly problem. There are so many factors, ie high calories consumption from food, gender( male body tend to store extra fat around waist, while female body tend to store it on hips, thighs and buttocks ), declining metabolism rate ( usually after age 35 ), and lack of sport/activity. So, it's not fair to blame your extended waistline size only to beer.

Okay, and how about beer's benefit to our health? Surprisingly some old time beer have significant benefit to our health. Old time / traditional beer usually fermented with Lactobacillus bacteria, like what you found in yogurt fermentation, which encouraged the growth of good bacteria. And most of the beers were made from raw sprouted grains, which increases their nutritive content big time. Result : traditional beer contains significant amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, enzymes, mineral, ion, and useful bacteria that support our digestion process. Although traditional beer also contains alcohol, but the alcohol percentage tended to be lower than modern day beer.

But how about our modern day brewed beer? Unfortunately we can not compare traditional beer's benefit to modern beer's benefit. Unlike traditional beer, modern beer commonly made by yeast fermentation, which produces lower nutritional content. And most of mass-produced modern beer usually Pasteurized, make it lost all the bacteria and other living inhabitant, including the useful bacteria.

It's too bad that most of beer displayed at store are modern mass-produced beer with lower nutritional benefit than traditional one. Beer have been accompanied human being from earlier civilization ( it is said that Egyptians has produced beer since 4000 years ago ) and it's pity to see how beer has lost its value in modern civilization. Due to this consideration, I've got to decrease my consumption and trying to get rid on sport activity. I've already devastated to write this posting, so let's go to my bar...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kia Forte 2009 Officially Released!

Kia motors has been a famous name for Korean automotive industry in recent years for their attractive design and user-friendly car, but had struggled to increase their product quality to gain bigger US market. yes, they hadn't got big problem about their product quality in Asian market, but US market is much more different battle arena.

To answer US market challenge, today Kia motors launched their new sedan, Kia Forte 2009. They didn't only positioned Forte as successor of best selling Kia Spectra and Cerato, but as a show of force to US market that they are able to produce attractive designed car with higher quality. For this big project, Kia motors had to spend more than $ 2oo million and 29 months research and development time. It's very long time, and what did they got by now?

According to their blog, Forte equipped with new features such as navigation system with voice recognition, smart key button ignition system and Bluetooth technology. In addition to the high technology features that are normally reserved for larger cars, the car comes equipped with complete safety features, such as side and curtain airbags, a VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) system and active headrests. Those features are great leap for Kia sedan, and surely worth to their 29 months hard work.

Forte is equipped with 1.6 liter gasoline engine (121 brake horse power) and 1.6 diesel engine(128 brake horse power), and later they will release the bigger 2.0 liter engine version. How much should I spend for this elegant Korean?It only cost you11.9 million won (US$11,300) to 19.6 million won, depending on accessories and engine types.

High end design, fine quality, strong brand, and reasonable price. Will this car gained big popularity in US market? Time will revealed it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

5 Most Sacred Cities To Chill Out Your Soul

Let's say you've dumped your life for work, get bored at your life, and wanna have a vacation. What would we choose from those vacation package at travel agent? Planned to spend your holiday to casino in Vegas, sunbathing in Ibiza, have fabulous candle light dinner at Paris, and end up the night at upper club in NY? Sounds interesting. But sometimes glamorous vacation can be devastating, while our soul still weeping, needs for refreshment.

There are lot of alternative vacation plans to chill out your hungry-for-peace soul, and spiritual vacation is one of it. The main attraction of spiritual vacation is visiting the sacred city/place according to visitor's faith. There are more than 4000 faiths still being practiced all around the world and many of them have its own sacred place, but I will only review 5 of the most visited sacred cities in the world:

If you were a Jew, Christian, or Muslim you must known this city very well. Sharing its history with those three religions, makes the city rich with sacred sites. This city have Wailing Wall, where the temple of Salomon was stand and still regarded to be most sacred place by Jews. Just walk few meters from the wall, you will find Al Aqsa mosque where Muslims believe to be the descending place from Night Journey. Walk up to hill, you will find Church of The Holy Sepulchre, place where Jesus was crucified according to New Testament.

Getting into Jerusalem city is quite challenging since the conflict still raging on, but once you get into the old city you'll find great excitement to fill your thirsty soul. If you traveled to Jerusalem, don't get mess with the conflict, just follow your soul and experience the highlight of your faith.

Vatican is only a smart part in metropolitan Rome, but it has been the center of Roman Catholics for hundred years. If you traveled to Vatican, don't forget to check out the mass communion schedule to your travel agent, it will be a great experience to be given communion by Pope himself at St. Peter's Square. Next, you can get into Sistine chapel, where you can see Michelangelo's masterpiece on its ceiling. You can also take your picture with famous Swiss Guard and show it to your friends, just after you arrived back home.

Mecca is home for Kaaba, the most sacred building of Muslims and believed to be the center of the world. Mecca is believed to be built by prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael, and birthplace of prophet Muhammad. Each year, millions of Muslims arrives here to attend Hajj, the pilgrim journey of Muslims. Due to millions of visitor each years, Saudi government expanded the city very rapidly so you can see the mixture of classic building and modern hip building all around town. But unfortunately, Mecca gives its entry pass only for Muslims, non Muslims believers are prohibited to entering this city.

Ganges River is sacred, and Varanasi is heart and center of Hindu universe. Each year millions of Hindus attend Varanasi festival to celebrate the legend of God Shiva at holy shrine of Lord Kashi Vishwanath. Varanasi is also a sacred city for Buddhist. They believed that Varanasi is one of four Buddha Gautama's pilgrim place, and place where Buddha gave his first sermon to his students. If you traveled to Varanasi, try to get yourself blended with people at Ganges River bank, and rejoyce your soul by swimming in river!

Wanna have your own personal enlightenment? Here at Bodhgaya you can find Bodhi tree where Buddha was meditated for 49 days and finally attained enlightenment. And at front of holy Bodhi tree, you can find Mahabodhi temple, the most sacred temple of Buddhist.

Monday, August 18, 2008

8 Tips To Avoid Halitosis

Get good-looking awesome face? That's good.
Have plenty of money? Chicks will love it.
Have halitosis problem? Pity on you.

Many people are aware of HIV/AIDS, bird flu, anthrax, and other fraightening disease plague, but did anyone aware of halitosis plague? It won't kill you, but it will destroying your confidence and kill your chance to date some hot chicks.

So, what should I do to avoid halitosis? Just try this:

1.Don't forget to clean your tongue
Yes, halitosis could be originated from food deposit on your teeth cavity, but only few people aware that MOST of halitosis case originated from food deposit on your posterior part of tongue. So, don't forget to clean your tongue! You can clean your tongue with tongue scraper.

2.Avoid smoking
Smoking kill us, everybody knows that. Smoke odor in mouth triggers halitosis. So, why should we keep on smoking?

3.Chewing gum
Dry mouth is good habitat for halitosis-triggering bacterias. Chewing gum will induce our mouth to produce more saliva, which will kill that bad mouth bacterias. But don't pick sugar coated chewing gum, since it will trigger bacteria population. Instead of sugar coated chewing gum, choose xylitol coated one, or anti odor chemical contained chewing gum.

4.Try natural remedies
Fennel seed, cinnamon sticks, and fresh parsley have been proven as anti-halitosis natural remedies. Throw your cigarette, and choose natural remedies, right now!

5.Drink water
Too simple? Yes, avoiding halitosis is quite simple. Just drink more water, and bad mouth bacteria will eliminated.

6.Gargling mouthwashes
Gargling mouthwashes before night sleep is good for maintaining oral hygiene. You can also gargling mouthwashes in daytime, but the effect is shorter than doing it in night.

7.Go to dentist
Teeth cavity is save-heaven for food deposit and their good companion, the bad mouth bacteria. Go to your dentist and have your teeth corrected!

8Find out other possible cause
If 7 tips above failed, find other causing disease. Even the percentage is rare, sometimes diabetes mellitus, liver failure, and some metabolc dysfunction triggers halitosis.

Have you eliminated your halitosis yet? If the answer is "yes", congratulation, now you're ready to dating some hot chicks!

also posted in bigboyhealth, a cool health site, only for man wannabe!

Mygazines, A "Knock Out Punch" For Magazine Industry?

Internet have been awarded as humanity's triumph against communication barricade. Now everyone on earth (with computer or internet connected gadget) can interact, talking, and sharing digital files to others. Thanks to internet, our mankind has leaped pretty good in recent years. But there's still a controversy in internet world : copyright protected content piracy.

Few minutes ago, I read a interesting news in Yahoo. A internet site named Mygazines has encouraged people to copy and upload magazines, even the recent edition which still being sale. Members can read high quality digital copy of their favorite magazines, and it's all for free.

Printed mass media publishers (specially in developed countries) have been struggling with decline of sale revenue and advertisement revenue, due to uprising of internet world. Some expert has predicted that one day printed mass media will end up their business, and merged to internet world. But Mygazines has already launched their "knock out punch", many years faster than expert's prediction.

So, what's the Mygazines excuse for this? On their press release launched in 29 July they said that copies are no different from magazines shared in a doctor's office or salon. Quite interesting argument, isn't it?

And what about the publisher's reaction? Printed magazine publishers rejected this argument, some even considering legal action against Mygazines. "The first-sale doctrine says that once I buy a physical copy of something, I can do whatever I want with it — except copy it," said Jeffrey Cunard, an intellectual property lawyer in Washington.

Well, copyright protected content piracy has been a "bad habit" from early years of internet history. we have been accustomed with free file sharing and download, even put sharing links in our site/blog. Music industry has already "give up" with condition, and let the mp3 formatted file shared legally by their official site. But it seems that software, movie and printed media industry are still struggling to protect their property against free file sharing site.

The battle is still going on.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Max Payne The Movie : Don't Let This One To Be Another B-Movie!

As a console game addict, I have a simple question which is hard to answered.
Why did almost every game based movies are dumped as B-movie?

Since the era of Street Fighter (1994), Mortal Combat (1995), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Alone in The Dark (2005), BloodRayne (2006), DOA (2006), Silent Hill (2006), Hitman (2007), until Farcry (2008), almost all of them were produced below Hollywood movie standard, and received bad appreciation by audience, specially by game addicts. There's even a rumor among game addicts, it says that game based movie will never bet the award (except for Razzies award).

But there's new hope for the game addicts community. Abandon Entertainment has announced that Max Payne the movie will be released in 17 October (US). Nevertheless, in 2003 there was rumor that 20th Century Fox had bought the rights to bring the game to film. This project has been "forgotten" for years, and the production (finally) began in 2008. Hmm, seems that they produced it in high speed, but they had failed to launched it in summer. That's okay, we're still waiting for it tough.

Max Payne has been a great name in console game for many years, the game was a great breaktrough for third person shooter genre. Unlike other third person shooter genre at its era, Max Payne already has well cinematic storyline, specially influenced by France noir movie on its characters and Hong Kong action movie on its choreography. Playing Max Payne is more like watching graphic-novel based movie rather than playing console game.

Max Payne the movie director, John Moore surely knows about this game legend. The game itself already had great storyline, so it will be suicide if he did big deviation from the game. By watching the trailer, we will aware that he tried to kept the game tradition into the movie. Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is an DEA agent who tried to track down those responsible for the murder of his family and partner. Max Payne partnered with Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) for revenge, but they will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Looks similar to default Hong Kong action movie? Yes, but the trailer shows good promise about this movie. Looks like there'll be lot of shooting and blast there. Well, it's okay if it failed to bet Oscar, but please don't follow those loser movie to bet Razzies...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Giro Sponge, A New Design For Kid's Toothbrush (Maybe For You Too)

I've got small problem.
My small nephew hate toothbrushing, especially when it's already his bed time and he is sleepy. My sister always had to argue with her little son every night, and I'm getting sick for watching it. So I surfed the net, and found this interesting toothbrush.

It's started by a industrial designer from Brazil called Fabio Dabori. He was challenged to create a new kid's toothbrush design, and here is his result. The concept named as Giro Sponge, is electric battery powered toothbrush, and he replace the brush with specially designed and engineered bristles. The bristles is designed with kid's favorite picture, so it toothbrushing won't be a traumatic for children anymore.

Giro Sponge is designed for both kids and adult, and suitable for those who's got sensitive teeth. He also suggests that Giro Sponge could be used for pets. This is not yet final, since he is currently researching for his toothbrush's market.

Interested to produce similar toothbrush like he did? Sorry, Fabio Dabori already has patents for his creation, so don’t get any ideas.

I guess nobody of you interested to have this cutie minie toothbrush didn't you? Maybe we have to ask Dabori to put Pamela Anderson's boobie to his toothbrush's brustle.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Disaster Movie (2008) - Will It Be a New Disasterous Movie?

Our lovely duet, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer tried their luck in parody genre again. After the failure of Epic Movie (2007) and Meet the Spartans (2008), it seems that they have lost their throne as duo parody movie writer king. But there's still chance waited for them. After releasing of some blockbuster movies by many studios last summer, the duo resumed them in their new movie, Disaster Movie.

The tag is "Not another shallow Hollywood movie". From the trailer and movie poster, I can see replica of Ironman, Hellboy, Batman, Hulk, Indiana Jones, Hancock, Juno, Kung Fu Panda and other blockbusters movie in it. And the plot is...? Yeah sure, it's about disaster, that's what I can tell for now.

Disaster Movie will be released on 29 August in US and 5 September in UK, let's see if it will be a parody of disaster movies or will be a real disaster movie.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Man Almost Lost His Penis by Getting Intercourse With Steel Park Bench

Living alone for many years, have no girlfriend, have no bucks to bring chicks, and too bored to masturbate with soap. Anything worse than that? Yes, if you getting your penis stuck in a hole in steel bench and had to ask rescue team to save his manhood.

Poor to Xing, a 41 years old Hong Kong guy, as reported in weirdasianews, who was apparently feeling lonely at a city park. Instead of going home for having masturbate, he choose to satisfy himself by having sex with a small hole in steel park bench near him. However, once he became aroused he found that he was stuck and could not get his penis out of the small hole. He panicked and called the police for help.

When police arrive they found Xian stuck face down where he had been stuck for some time. Doctors tried to release some pressure by removing some of his blood, but failed, because his penis has swollen so big. Rescue team had to cut the bench and take it to hospital, sure with Xiang still attached on it.

4 hours later, finally doctors separated Xiang's manhood from that stupid bench hole. If he had been stuck for even an hour longer, they would have had to remove his penis, said doctors. Thanks to their professional works, it didn't happened to him. You can see the entire story on this video (Chinese subtitle)

Moral of this story? Park bench is only to be seated, don't use it for other purposes.

Casio G-Shock "Crazy Color" Series - Get a New Sensation For This Fall!

Fall season is orange and grey season, said the old time Japanese. But Casio has another idea about fall season. For this fall, they launched G-shock "Crazy Color" collection. So, what makes them called as crazy? They relaunched their classic DW-5600 and DW-6900 model, which was hit the top few years ago.

Waw, isn't it too old for nano tech era? They think not. DW-5600 launched in black and yellow. DW-6900 launched in black, white and pink. No orange and grey? Sorry grandpa, your time is up. Get yourself a new Casio G-shock "Crazy Color" and experience new fall sensation on your hand wrist!

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Tribal Bungee Jumping - The Real Near-Death Experience

Bungee jumping has been a sensational extreme sport all around the world for last few years, it's now very common to see bungee jumping site on tall building or recreation area in major cities. But how about bungee jumping in remote area?

Welcome to Naghol festival in Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Long before the western tasted the sensation of falling from high place, the people of Vanuatu had been doing their own version of what we call bungee jumping for about 1,500 years(!) It looks similar to our modern bungee jumping, only different for their "low safety standard" equipments. The jumping base is a 75 feets (25meters) high bamboo tower, the jumper's leg roped with woven vines and they makes a deep canyon to jump into, impact is absorbed by a mere few layers of vines spread across the ground.

Naghol festival is celebrated around the same time as the yam harvest. The jumping session is a rite of passage for young boys who demonstrate their courage by hurling themselves off the towers. Of course, some do it to impress the chicks, like any society, and others do it just for fun.

Before the jump, it’s common for those that jump to settle awhile with family and friends, well, in case they die. Thankfully, there is no death report for this year. But there have been a few damaged spleens and other various injuries. And just in case they’ve struck a deal with lady luck, the divers must take off any lucky charms and refrain from having sex with a woman the day before he jumps, otherwise the dive could go wrong. Every time a jumper take leap, other tribe member frenetically dance and cheer him up.

Naghol festival is ended with enough cooked pig for all and dancing late into the night. Thanks for all heroes. Wanna try this bungee? Or you just wanna dance and eat cooked pig just like other tribe member? It's depend to you.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Money Making : Rent Your Nintendo Wii For $110 An Hour For Workout

Are you already get bored with your Nintendo Wii?
Or are you a fitness gym owner who wants to make a breakthrough?
Why don't you put that console in gym and charged the costumers $110 for an hour for private training session?

Is it sounds silly? Not really. In fact, a Manhattan gym is charging their costumers $110 for one hour private training session with Nintendo Wii. Great business breakthrough isn't it? But is it really effective to our training?

"You'd be surprised. It may have little to do with the real sports, but we get people's heart rates up to 140 to 150 beats per minute - although some of that may just be the excitement of the game," said Evans from Gravity Fitness at Le Parker Meridien hotel, Manhattan. Mark Natale, executive director added that their costumers has accustomed to training out with Wii. "We think of this as just another tool at the gym," he said.

So how they manage the Nintendo-style workout at gym? They simply combined Wii sport games (boxing, tennis, dodge ball, etc) with the real thing. They put the Nintendo-style workout in between technical and physical workout, when they used to take a little break. "I use it in what we call 'active recovery time,' during which normally I would have them do a wall sit," Evans said. "But this is like a reward."

Is it sounds useless to you? Just think it again. A study by the American Council on Exercise found that although playing the Wii is no substitute for the real-life sports, it is possible to burn almost as many calories. Even it's easier than the real thing, it still help costumers lose a few pixels in the process.

So, if you're run out of money, just bring your Wii to your gym and rent it to other costumers... Just if you don't get kicked off by gym owner.

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Big Butt... Right to Your Face

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Get Chillin' : Kitsune's Fall/Winter 08/09 Collection Has Been Released!

Feels Odd recently? Never been a fashionista guy but needs a new looks for next season? No need to worry. Just head up to Kitsune and find out what you need there. No need to argue. Masaya Kuroki titled his design as "New Fox in Town", characterized by revolves around the good old-fashioned favorites jeans and cashmere, bringing high-style tailoring to the fabrics you already love to wear. Quite interesting. So how can I have those?

His Collection is available at Jeffrey 449 West 14th Street, New York, 212-206-3928; and Satine, 8117 W 3rd Street, 323-655-2142, Los Angeles; more information go to

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NewsNomad : A New Competitor For Digg?

It's never been easy for Digg to keep it's throne as world leading news aggregator site. Digg has been leading for many years as news aggregator and so many competitor has failed to end up Digg's throne. But there's still a big hole in internet business : news aggregator site for mobile device.

Now Digg's majority is being annoyed by NewsNomad, a new mobile news aggregator which has 2 interesting features. First, its news links lead to other mobile device friendly news site, such as Time Mag and CNN. Second,it has unique its own votting scheme. Unlike in Digg, you don't have to registered and logged in to voted articles. Everyone is welcomed to give their opinion about their news.

NewsNomad has launched their innovative features while Digg still keeps on with their own style. How will Digg keep on this news aggregator battle? Let's see.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Get Spicy: Maybe It's Good For Your Health

Thanks to harper07 from

Chili. Some people might reject it as part of their meal, while some other people in other part of world enjoying it without getting flushed on their face. Some other people even take it as major portion of their meal pepper and won't eat the meal without bunch of chili!

So what really makes those "hot spicy hunter" still consuming chili? Chili contained several chemical agent, collectively called capsaicinoids. When you consuming spicy food, capsaicinoid will bind with pain receptor in your mouth, tongue, and throat. This reaction will triggers burning sensation in your mouth cavity, increasing your heart rate and perspiration, and obviously releasing endorphins to your brain. Endorphins produce excitement feeling, sense of well being, light analgesia (pain relieve). This excitement feeling will recorded in your deep memory, and causing the "chili addiction" to "hot spicy hunter" group.

So, does chili has significant benefits to our health? Yes. Like other fruits, chili contain high amount of carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, and some minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron). Due to its endorphines releasing effect, consuming chili regularly will decrease chronic pain symptoms. According to latest research, chili could decrease risk for getting cardiovascular disease and type 1 diabetes.

Still cannot adopt with spicy food? You can start with food are only slightly spicy from your currently consumed, try to get comfortable with the hot sensation, and move up with more spicy food. If you get comfortable with spicy food, go to Indian/Thai/Indonesian restaurant. If you can enjoying their deadly spicy foods, congratulation, you have been accepted as "spice daredevil"! But if you had something overly spicy, don't release it with water or beer, it only makes the heat getting worse. Since capsaicinoid is oil based chemical substance, it will only washed away with oil based substance. Milk, sugar yogurt, banana, and strawberry are best relieve for overly spicy and burning sensation in your mouth.

So, are you ready for spicy food?

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Stupid Cool Guy

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Three Blondes Applying to be Cops

Three Blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol.
The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, "So y'all want to be cops, huh?"
The blondes all nodded.
The detective got up, opened a file drawer and pulled out a folder Sitting back down, he opened it and pulled out a picture, and said, "To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities, such as scars and so forth." So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds.
"Now," he said, "did you notice any distinguishing features about this man ?"
The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did. He has only one eye!"
The detective shook his head and said, "Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It's a profile of his face! You're dismissed!"
The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office.
The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back and said, "What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?"
"Yes! He only has one ear!"
The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, "Didn't you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man's face! Of course you can only see one ear!! You're excused too!"
The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.
The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, "This is probably a waste of time, but..." He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, "All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?"
The blonde said, "I sure did. This man wears contact lenses."
The detective frowned, took another look at the picture and began looking at some of the papers in the folder.
He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, "You're absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?"
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Well, Helloooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can't wear glasses."

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9 Tips For Improving Self Confidence

Thanks to ZoofyTheJi from

One of my old-day school friend, Dave has been promoted for higher position in his office. But one day he made a small mistake in project and get warning from his supervisor. He is very capable and smart young man with bright future, but his self confidence has swept away by a small warning from his supervisor. Now his career get stagnant, and he started to send some CV to other companies. It seems that he loses his hope to get promoted in his office.

1. Stop putting yourself down
It's sounds bad, but this bad situation could happen to everyone. During this depression, we would feel that everything goes wrong, and nothing we can do to make the situation better. To get through this hard time, just try to:

2. Play at your strengths
Get a plain paper and pen, write down your weakness and strengths. Everybody should have their own weakness and strengths, and nobody is similar. Try to hide your weakness and always show your strength side.

3.Stop being negative
Try to cut down to negative things. Some depressed people do "extreme brainwashing" by stop reading newspaper and watching TV for months so they can cut off negative intake largely. But if you can't do that, just take 1 day break from your office, take rest in your house, turn off TV and throw your newspaper, and read some self esteem building books. It works for most of people.

4.Set achievable goals
Success is a great journey, and great journey started by a small step. Focusing to success is OK, but don't forget to see your "small step" so you can achieve your intermediate goal, which will be your foundation to achieve your main goal.

5.Remembering your success
Have you ever win a baseball game? Or being the best graduate from your class? Just try to remember that moments, remember what it feels like, remember what your friends & family told to you. Don't take it as "past time glory", just take it as your foundation to build your self confidence.

6.Be yourself
You are what you are. Simple words, but many people has forgotten it, and get stuck in a mess. If your competitor get success by their own way while you get failed, don't get mad. Try to find your own way, and do it better than your competitor!

7.Talk to your trusted friend
You can release your guilty feelings by talking to you trusted friend. He should be trustful and he can keep your secret.

8.Do yoga exercise
Yoga is one of the best option to release your stress and rebuild your self confidence. You can do it by yourself or joining your local yoga group.

9.Celebrate your failure
There are no success built without mistakes. By making mistakes, you have learned not to do your work better, and you will get closer to success. Failure is not something bad, it's just small warning to your mistakes and a process to your success. So, celebrate your failure, and build up your day right now!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight Edition : Is It Worth Enough?

It's black. It has buttons attached on body. And it has wings.
What's that? Is it UFO radio controller? No, it's Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight Series.
So, what's cool about it?

Hey, it's special series. This special edition has a Batman logo printed on its back, and packaged in a special box (yes for your guess... the box also has Batman logo attached). Beside of standard Nokia 6205 feature (1,3 megapixel camera, 58MB internal memory, microSD slot, VZ navigator, etc), its also delivered with wallpaper, voice tones, movie trailer and screen saver from The Dark Knight.

So, how much it cost for this flip phone? According to Verizon, it will cost you $69,99... Hmm not bad for the wing logo and feature inside. But if you hate Batman, just wait to Auguts, because Nokia will launch the standard edition of 6205 with two color option : striking metallic blue and silver.

Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight series has been launched on June 15, almost 1 month before the movie premiere (July 16). Now we are almost entering August and The Dark Knight still on fire, but nobody knows how far the movie will go through. So, what should I do if the heat off? It's easy, just replace The Dark Knight battery cover with the standard battery cover (included in The Dark Knight Series) and... yeah, it will changed to "original" 6205!