Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Enter the Blu-Ray

Today I saw an ad. for the release of Night at the Museum on DVD, at the end the guy says "available on DVD and Blue Ray" thats when I jumped and said " WHHHHHHHHHHHHAt????!" yup thats what I did. What the heck is a blue ray, at first I thought its something old like VHS something too old that I probably forgot. I couldn't help not knowing what the fuck is a blu-ray and since I'm not a sony fan, I did not know what it was. I started browsing the net to find da blue ray and I found it, well of course I did it seems like every Play Station fan around the world is talking about it.

Blu-ray is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. It stores up to 25 GB (single layer) and 50 GB (double layer) and plays up to 9 hours of HD video and about 25 hours of SD videos. the disc is pretty much the same as a regular CD or DVD in shape it also comes in either a 12 cm (25 GB) or 8 cm (7.5 GB) "single sided".

The Blu-ray Disc system uses a blue-violet laser operating at a wavelength of 405 nm, similar to the one used for HD DVD, to read and write data. Conventional DVDs and CDs use red and infrared lasers at 650 nm and 780 nm respectively.

I could just go on and on with this since there is so much to say, so for more information go to some technical web site like techspot. And now I guess I know why the PS3 is very high priced compared to other consoles, but this does not mean that I'm gonna buy a PS3 actually I find it quite dumb from sony to release only one type of its console and claims a high price just because it has a blu-ray reader that might not be used till the next couple of years.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"A World Without Saddam"

A friend recommended a site to me, it is called Real Truth. It has some good articles about various things most of the are political and has to do with religion or something. As I was browsing through their database after hours of working on my project, its completed at last ha ha ha, as I was saying I was browsing the articles and I found something that is really worth reading or at least I think so. It's an old article that goes back to December 30, but it says so much and I think I should cut my crap right here and leave you with the article, it might look long and might not make sense to some people but I would like everybody to read this thoroughly and think of every word that is written here and tell me what do you think.

Here goes:

"A dictator is dead. Found guilty of committing crimes against humanity and executed 56 days later, an unrepentant Saddam Hussein was defiant to the end. Nevertheless, all who feared the former Iraqi ruler would somehow return to power and continue his reign of terror—mass murder, executions, political imprisonment, merciless beatings, eye gougings, electric shock, amputations, beheadings, rape rooms, lethal concentration camps, assassinations and religious persecution—can now breathe a sigh of relief.

But for how long?

Hours after Mr. Hussein met his end at the gallows, Shiite Muslims throughout Iraq, as well as in other parts of the world, danced in the streets. Though the Shiites, at 13 million, are the majority of Iraq’s population, the Saddam Hussein regime had imposed severe restrictions on their religious practice.

According to human rights watch groups, Mr. Hussein used allegations of prostitution to intimidate his opponents—charges that were often used to justify the barbaric beheading of women.

Under his regime, documented chemical attacks, from 1983 to 1988, resulted in the deaths of some 30,000 Iraqis and Iranians. It has been estimated that Saddam Hussein’s 1987-88 campaign of terror—which included mustard gas and nerve agent attacks—destroyed 2,000 Kurdish villages and killed at least 50,000 Kurds, and perhaps as many as 200,000.

Not even those of his own flesh-and-blood were safe, as Mr. Hussein murdered approximately 40 of his relatives.

The World Reacts

As the hour of his execution drew near, the BBC reported that many freely expressed their thoughts regarding Saddam Hussein’s trial and death sentence.

“We are not surprised at this verdict,” commented the Iraqi Parliament Deputy Speaker. “Quite the contrary; this verdict was a long time in coming.”

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki stated, “Maybe this will help alleviate the pain of the widows and the orphans and those who have been ordered to bury their loved ones in secrecy, and those who have been forced to suppress their feelings and suffering, and those who have paid at the hands of torturers, and those who have been deprived of the basic human rights, like education and profession.”

U.S. President George W. Bush called Saddam Hussein’s trial and subsequent execution a milestone for Iraq’s young democracy, as it replaced the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law.

While European Union member-states such as the United Kingdom and Spain expressed that Mr. Hussein and other leaders in his former regime must answer for their atrocities, Germany rejected the execution. The EU upheld its official opposition to capital punishment, even with crimes against humanity as the charge. The Vatican viewed Mr. Hussein’s legal execution as punishing a crime with another crime.

Even Iran weighed in. While welcoming the death sentence, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry reminded the world, “We cannot forget the Western protectors of Saddam who by supporting him prepared the ground for the execution of his crimes.”

“Today is better than tomorrow”

The hanging of Saddam Hussein removed one more murderous dictator from planet Earth. However, what does this ultimately mean for the Iraqi people—America—the world? Can we expect peace, security and prosperity to eventually break out in war-torn Iraq? Will the Iraqi insurgents lay down their arms and allow democracy to take hold? Will other Islamic militants give up their hatred for the West?

America is trapped in a catch-22 situation: Leave Iraq, thereby emboldening insurgent forces to continue their quest of turning the nation into an anti-Western Islamic theocracy—or stay for the long haul, thus adding fuel to the flames of anti-Americanism throughout the Arab World.

The conflict in Iraq continues to escalate with each passing day, giving rise to a popular Baghdad saying: “Today is better than tomorrow.” Such low expectations of a hopeful future can easily be applied to other regional hotspots, where entire societies are held hostage to relentless suffering under brutal, human-imposed conditions.

Communist North Korea is being led to the brink of disaster as millions there are starving. Society has degenerated so far that there are now reports from the Chinese-North Korean border of human meat being illegally sold in North Korean markets!

Then there is Africa, a daily study in ongoing misery and pain. The Lord’s Resistance Army is wreaking havoc in Northern Uganda. In Sudan’s Darfur region, the rising death toll and the growing number of lives left destitute is a harsh, undeniable reality—yet amazingly, no one leader is being held responsible. Zimbabwe is experiencing its own level of economic chaos and extreme poverty, with inflation at 1,100% and a loaf of bread selling for $895 (Zimbabwean dollars)! And South Africa, having been freed from the decades-long injustices of Apartheid, is now in bondage to heinous acts of crime, earning the title “Rape Capital of the World.” How long will it take for this First World nation to disintegrate into another Third World nightmare?

The death of a tyrannical despot creates a vacuum, only to be filled by other Saddams if humanity continues on its deadly course.

“Lovers” Will Turn

America and her sister nations of the West might be tempted to sigh with relief at Saddam Hussein’s death. However, it must be remembered that Mr. Hussein was at one time a U.S. ally. These and other political alliances will come back to haunt the American and British peoples:

Consider these excerpts from a book produced by The Restored Church of God titled AMERICA and BRITAIN in Bible Prophecy:

“The pride of American and British power continues to be broken, with our leaders in fear of what our critics and enemies—and the ever relentless press—will say. Authoritative leadership and decision-making is now systematically undercut and checkmated by this endless chorus of professional naysayers. Also, any leader daring to even hint that God might be involved in the affairs of men is lampooned—and accused of crossing boundaries between church and state. God never intended such an unnatural state.

“As both manmade and natural disasters increase in number and intensity, it is evident God’s protection around His people is even now being withdrawn. Headlines daily blare warnings of budget shortfalls, job losses, lack of growth, economic problems, growing social problems, enormous problems in our schools and families, and much more!

“All this will soon grow infinitely worse as God also turns our foreign political “lovers” against us (Ezek. 23:22; Jer. 4:30).”

“We are now witnessing the sudden evaporation of the national wealth and greatness given to these nations. Just as fast as Britain, once called “Great” Britain, and America became global superpowers, their greatness and power is coming to an end. All our allies—our “lovers”—are turning against us, despising us. The once-powerful economic engine of America and Britain is quickly coming to a sudden halt—and it is futile to try to stop it!

“Why? We have ignored our Creator and turned from His laws and commands. As Abraham Lincoln exclaimed, ‘We have forgotten God’!

“Now, God is turning Himself from us. And He is removing the wonderful blessings bestowed to us through Abraham’s obedience. The skeptic, who thinks that the power and influence our nations had in the world was our own doing, cannot explain why our seemingly unlimited wealth and prestige is slipping from our grasp.

“Just as history proves the power and blessing poured upon our nations, recent world developments evidence our decline.”

Why Does God Allow Dictators?

Speaking of the establishment of government leaders, the Bible states that “the powers that be are ordained [appointed] of God” (Rom. 13:1). It also states that God “changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings, and sets up kings: He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Dan. 2:21; see also 4:17, 25).

Why would God allow dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and countless others to rise to power? Why would He permit unspeakable atrocities to be unleashed under their reign? Why doesn’t God intervene?

The answer—which millions of professing believers fail to grasp—is this: This is not God’s world. For the last 6,000 years of human existence, our Creator has allowed men to do “that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). The lasting peace, joy, security, prosperity and sense of purpose that all long for continues to be an unattainable dream because human beings do not know how to govern themselves. Governments of communism, socialism, monarchies, dictatorships and democracies have all failed under the guidance of human hands.

The world today is grim, and conditions will only grow worse. But the Bible speaks of a “world to come”—a future age when humanity will no longer be enslaved to misery and suffering. This will happen because the world tomorrow—a time of peace, happiness and universal justice—will be governed by God, not tyrants."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Blast From The Past.....

DH Box

I just wonder what makes a game worth playing even after 10 years since I last played it. I still don't know and I would apreciate an answer to that question. Anyways, I've started playing Dungeon Hack again after 10 years since my last encounter with it. The game is still great even after all those years it still has potential as the game is completely customizable and full of dungeons to explore.


Although I've played it for so many time in the past it I discovered that there are still monsters that I have not seen or fought before and for the very first time in my life I actually completed the game, well the ending was not solid, as I expected because actually there aint no story to tell beside that a witch has sent you to rural dungeon to claim a magical orb for while keeping all the treasures you find there. I think I will give it another shot tonight and maybe another one tomorrow.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Claymore is an anime based on a shounen manga by Yagi Norihiro. It is set in a fictional world of abundant towns where humans coexist with demons called Yomas. These creatures feed on human guts, they hide themselves among humans until they strike. A group of skilled warriors form a nameless organization to protect humans from these demons. These warriors are called Claymores, after their immense Claymore weapons. They willingly infuse themselves with demon flesh and blood to become powerful half-human hybrids. Villages in danger of attack hire warriors from the organisation for protection.

Long ago, the Yoma, the shape changing demons, took human form to live in disguise among human society. They feed on human innards, and take possession of memories from the brains of people they eat. These acquired memories help them better disguise themselves within human society.

The story of Claymore follows the adventures of the beautiful Claymore warrior Claire, who fights demons and struggles to hold on to her humanity.

Title: Claymore
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Adventure
Type: TV series
Number of Episodes: Unknown
Producer: Madhouse

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

File Catcher...

I found this forum as I was browsing through the net killing some time. They say they have everything you need, and to be quite honest I think they do most of them with a direct link. I guess these guys knows what they are doing. Here you can find everything from movies and music to books and video games and of course everything is free.

Ooops, almost forgot, here's the link for the forums.

We're out of Beta.......

And into deep shit.... Yeah thats where Blogger has been going. Since the official out of Beta announcement and Blogger has been going down, posts don't appear, comments disappearing and weird stuff that I can not describe. At first I thought this is only me but it turns out that other bloggers suffer from the same issues. Donno what is going on but I'm sure that google know about this and is doing nothing to fix it.

Oh and whats with the comments approval, I haven't received a message or mail asking me to approve a comment on one of my posts, hell I haven't been receiving any mail from Blogger ever since I joined. So who approves my comments, "You're comment will appear as soon as it's approved..." Who's approving it, is google playing the role of the new world police. Checking every comment or post before displaying it, if thats the case then I think this post will never appear. For a while I thought that microsoft is bad, but to be honest I haven't had any issues with Myspace. Google should reconsider what its doing, this could really go bad for it.

But I'm a patient person, I'll wait for improvements and hope they come real fast.