Negative Effect – The Photography Blog

20 Jan 2010  8 Comments

Our good friend at Negative Effect has got his photo blog up and running now. You will probably remember him from the Gulf Run videos/photo’s as well as other photo’s from different events. You can check out the website for more of his amazing work. He uses many different camera but predominantly a Canon for his photos. Enjoy NegativEffect.

Another blog out of Kuwait to be proud of. Keep up the great work.

$1000 App from Apple iTunes Store

18 Jan 2010  1 Comment

In 2008 Apple withdrew their “I Am Rich” app from the app store which sold 8 copies and only featured a red gem (shown below) on the iPhone’s home screen. They came under heavy abuse for even allowing an app of this sort into their App Store.

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But now they are back with a real and working app that also costs $1000.  BarMax CA is a legitimate application which helps law students prepare for the BAR exam. Its price is allegedly justified because companies with the same styled programs sell it for between $3000-$4000. If you find yourself obliged to buy the app you can find it here.

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What Credit Crunch?

18 Jan 2010  6 Comments

Name : Dubai

Owner :  Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Length : 531 feet (162 meters)

Price : 300 millions dollars

Accommodation : 88 Cabins available for crew and total of 115 persons on board.

As you would expect from a modern mega yacht, in addition to the two large tenders, the Dubai also holds a wide variety of water sports equipment and toys, including a small submarine. In fact, the mega yacht Dubai has so many water toys, there are two rooms on the boat just for stowage, like giant toyboxes! But wait, there’s more! The yacht also has a squash room, spa, and is fitted out with the obligatory mega yacht helicopter pad.

This project was taken over by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid from the Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in 2001. But Chelsea owner and oil magnate Roman Abramovich’s new mega yacht Eclipse, should be commissioned in 2010 at 533 feet, making it the biggest of them all.

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Asrar Al-Qabandi – أسرار القبندي

16 Jan 2010  4 Comments

On January 14, 1991, Asrar Al-Qabandi was murdered. She was shot five times – four bullets to her chest and the fifth bullet between her eyes, and her head sliced in two by an axe as her body dumped in front of her family’s home by the Iraqi’s. This was the fate of one of the braveset women of Kuwait… of the world. She saved hundreds of Kuwaiti’s during the Gulf War, and came back to Kuwait to save more lives even though she knew the Iraqi’s had found out what she had done. This woman has been dead exactly 19 years. And this is the least we can do in saluting the woman who had died saving lives.

I recieved the above as a message yesterday and thought it would only be fitting we remember and recognize Asrar Al-Qabandi’s amazing feats and life saving actions.

Some of her other victories include smuggling weapons from Basra to Kuwait, money and more weapons from Saudi Arabia, single-handedly destroying the monitored telephones and communications set up by the Iraqis, providing targeted Kuwaitis with new ID’s to protect them from harm, providing foreign families with food and money, and taking care of 65 foreign hostages, risking a guaranteed execution.

Read this article to refresh your memory on some of the other stuff Asrar Al-Qabandi had accomplished in this time of vain and anguish.

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Torrenting Made Easy: How To Automatically Download The Latest Episodes Of Your Favorite TV Shows

13 Jan 2010  19 Comments

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Since most people are downloading their TV shows from the net via torrents, I thought I might share this with you.

You can set up your torrent client to automatically download the latest episodes from a number of shows automatically without you doing anything.

this can be used on any operating system, you just need to have a RSS enabled torrent client.

Quick Guide after the break….

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Unplanned Blog Revamp

3 Jan 2010  13 Comments

New Look

After posting yesterday, I went and updated a few wordpress plug-ins. after that the my theme got completely screwed. I lost my banner and a few logos and couldn’t get the theme to work again and the blog looked stupid.

I quickly went through a few themes and went with this look. It’s a temporary theme till we get our custom made one.

Gulf Run 5 Trailer 2

8 Dec 2009  No Comments

After the great teaser video we have now a full length trailer from our friends at Gulf Run. Check it out below.

 

Now it has been confirmed it will be a 3 day event. The final day will consist of “Gulf Run Drag Sudden Death Match”  from 10am-1pm. And it has also been confirmed that there is indeed a drift course in Gulf Run 5.

Drivers and spectators will also witness something special,the Radical SR4, (pictured below leaving the pits at the Bahrain GP circuit.) With a Kawasaki bike engine, 1200cc sequential Gearbox, 180HP 450KG as well as being, faster and boasting more G’s then any street legal car around the track. This is truly a unique experience, and unrivalled by almost anything street legal on the track.
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But thats not all. GulfRun will be renting this race car to 10 lucky drivers. Each driver will get 10 minutes in it for a price of 70KD.
This car will also be part of the event as a joy ride (without the recklessness of course) taxi for any spectator that wants to sit in the passenger seat with a C license professional driver and enjoy a very fast lap in the car. This opportunity cannot be passed by. The Lotus 211 and Westfield SE may also be used for the fast lap.
The team of Gulf Run would also like to take this chance to thank all their sponsors. Their title sponsor Wataniya Telecom. As well as their platinum sponsors Wataniya Airways, Dent Xpress, Agility and Consolidated Construction Company. And the gold sponsors being Slider Station and Al-Sawan Co.
 
GULF RUN 5 Schedule :
1)  Car Wash event on the 14th of January at Al-Falah Car Wash.
2)  Event will start on the 15th and 16th of January in 360 Mall (GulfRun Car Show).
3)  Bahrain event will be on the 28/29th of January in Bahrain at the GP Circuit.  (Event will have 3 different tracks in which one of them will be the    Formula 1 circuit. The Drag strip will also be open.)
4) Day 3 of the main event will be GULFRUN DRAG Sudden Death Match. (More info to follow)
Video taken from The Gulf Run Blog and thanks to the Gulf Run team for the effort.
Thanks to Marzouq for all his support.
Thanks to Negativeffect for the amazing video.

Kick a Ginger Day!

7 Dec 2009  4 Comments

A redheaded sixth-grade girl victimized by a Facebook prank calling for students to participate in “Kick a Ginger Day” says she was scared that the incident could have gotten worse.

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Sheriff’s investigators say the Facebook message may have been inspired by a “South Park” TV episode that satirized racial prejudice by portraying a campaign against red-haired, fair-skinned “ginger” people.

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Its incredible what you will come up with if you search for “kick a ginger”. Even Prince Harry’s girlfriend and colleagues give him a hard time by calling him big ginger!

Miscelleanous Items – iPhone to Carbon Fiber to Red Eyes

3 Dec 2009  7 Comments

With the Carbon Fiber fad still coming on strong, and the iPhone fad even stronger, you can find this carbon fiber iPhone case at geeky-gadgets.com.

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Buy it from here.

If you want to feel the ultimate carbon fiber wrapped around your body all day at the office, you have the Authentic Ferrari F360 Challenge Carbon FIber Office Chair.

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If you have $8,000 dollars you dont know what to spend on, buy it from here.

Want to use your iPhone/iPod touch to control your TV, stereo, cable box, DVD, etc..?

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Download the free app from the iTunes App Store and buy this hardware from here.

Want Android 2.1? Even weirder Carbon Fiber stuff? More than an iPhone case? Want to drive real fast but safe? Then read below. Continue Reading

“Unfriend” is the 2009 Word of the Year

19 Nov 2009  1 Comment

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According to the Oxford American Dictionary, the word of the year for 2009 is “unfriend”. Keeping up with tech nature of this time and age, they have selected this word which is used in most social networking sites such as Facebook for the word of 2009. It beat out words such as “netbook”, “hashtag” and “sexting” to win the prize.

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