Archive for April, 2009
From the 1st May a very unique gaming experience will be taking place. Members of the public will be able to log on and with a click of a mouse, fire live dodgeballs at live competing celebrities and teams. Every hit, near miss and eye watering moment will be streamed live to you computer.
One for the diaries! At 4pm every day for the first week of May, UK celebrities will put themselves in the firing line in the aptly named Slam a Celeb Hour. Log on to http://dodgeball.doritos.co.uk/ to fire your speeding dodgeballs.
- 5th May – Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (Big Brother reality star) Kenzie (Rapper and rude boy)
- 6th May – Timmy Mallet (Crazy I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here star) and Nikki Grahame (Big Brother reality star)
- 7th May – Chantelle (Reality Star)
- 8th May – Jodie Marsh (socialite and glamour babe)
Oparla, the all new search engine that pays users to surf the net, marked its launch this week with its first ever daily cash payout. The inaugural prize draw was made by the engine’s founder, British entrepreneur Daniel Jupp at Oparla headquarters in London and saw one registered user win a lump sum for choosing Oparla to find information online.
Oparla user Mr Peter Meherne (Berkshire) was the first lucky winner. He said, “I had just registered with Oparla and carried out a couple of searches when I received a call advising me that I’d won the opening day’s prize draw which was a very nice surprise!
“Oparla presents its results in a different way to most search engines and I’m finding its rating system and feedback features very useful. I’ll definitely be using it to search the net. As a businessman I think its unique approach will prove a winner with users so I have also just signed up for its advertising package for my business, Plain Words.”
Following the success of its first draw, Oparla will reward one user every day with a cash bonus of up to £1000. The lottery like system will be based on account holders signing in and using the search engine to find web pages and images online. Founder Daniel Jupp said, “It really does pay to surf with Oparla. This first prize draw is a milestone for us after months in development and I was delighted to present Mr Meherne with his cash prize. Oparla is all about giving something back to its users so I look forward to signing many more cheques in the future!”
Oparla users not only have the chance to bank cash payouts but are given the power to rate and comment on returned results. The unique interface uses a five star site ranking system, giving each site shown in the search results a community mark for usefulness and relevance to the search query. The search engine also references social media technology within its user accounts making it easy for web surfers to send private messages and recommendations to other Oparla visitors requesting assistance with their web browsing and information searches.
Having founded online media consultancy Apple Jupp (formerly Top Position) in 2001, Mr Jupp is well versed in online behavioural trends and the unique relationship internet users have with their search engine of choice. He said, “The Web 2.0 movement has altered the online landscape and as users become more sophisticated in their understanding of the internet and its workings, their becoming more prolific in their desire to shape the way that information is presented to them. Oparla gives its visitors a chance to make their voices heard and stamp their authority on its search results. It’s this synergy that will allow us to develop a search engine that truly represents the changing needs of internet users.”
Any registered user is eligible to participate in the daily prize draw. The free account set-up takes around 60 seconds to complete. Users must then sign in when they use Oparla with each search earning the account holder a place in that day’s draw.
Have you seen the Dead At Your Age website yet? it’s a website where you can enter your date of birth and it will show you interesting people you have outlived. Here’s what it said about me below:
You are 23 years and 307 days old today.
At your exact age, Ian Curtis died of suicide by hanging. He was a lead singer of Joy Division.
Ian Curtis wasn’t the only notable who died at about this age:
You’ve outlived Karl Koch by two days. He was a West German computer hacker who sold information from US military computers to the KGB. He died of suicide by self-immolation on May 23, 1989, when you were 3 years old.
Gavrilo Princip was more than a month younger than you when he died of tuberculosis on April 28, 1918. He was a Slavic nationalist who indirectly started WWI by assassinating Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. He died 68 years before you were born.
You’ve outlived Bobby Fuller by more than a month. He was a rockabilly singer and guitarist who hit the top ten with his recording of “I Fought the Law” (1965). He died of asphyxiation from gasoline on July 18, 1966, 19 years before you were born.
Judy Tyler was more than a month younger than you when she died in an auto accident on July 4, 1957. She was a stage and film actress who starred in “Jailhouse Rock” (1957). She died 28 years before you were born.
Countdown: 6 days…
In 6 days, when you reach 23 years and 313 days of age, your lifespan will surpass that of a lightweight boxer knocked unconscious in a title bout against champion Ray (Boom Boom) Mancini.
1502 different keyphrases were used to find my site in March 2009, here are the top 10 with the amount of times they were used plus their overall usage percentage.
|1502 different keyphrases||Search||Percent|
|planets solar system||101||3.2 %|
|o2 xda orbit 2||34||1 %|
|sites like vtunnel||25||0.7 %|
|remote desktop authentication certificate||23||0.7 %|
|disable ease of access||22||0.6 %|
|v tunnel||22||0.6 %|
|Other phrases||1997||63.2 %|
Raising the initiative of a sustainable, environmentally sensitive, green community to new heights, Babcock Ranch (The City of Tomorrow) is planned to be the first city to be 100% powered by the sun, with the majority of its electric needs generated from the largest on-site solar photovoltaic energy facility powering any city on earth. By consuming less KW hours than the solar facilities located on the property will produce, Babcock Ranch will become the first city in the world powered by clean, renewable solar energy.
Located near Fort Myers, in beautiful Charlotte County, USA, just minutes from I-75 and the Southwest Florida International Airport, Babcock Ranch is destined to become America’s most talked-about new city. A place where neighbors of all backgrounds, ages and incomes can come together to work, to learn, to shop, to play – and to savor life. It’s a new city where innovation will abound – with planned state-of-the-art infrastructure to assure businesses and residents full access to emerging technologies for communications, energy, education and transportation.
These guys took 24 256GB Samsung MLC SSD’s and put them in RAID to make this awesome computer! See how tyhey did it, and what the results were!
For more information on these drives, check out http://www.samsungssd.com