Review: Dell 2407FPW

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This screen has been on my list of wants for a while since I watch a lot of stuff on my PC. My cousin got this as gift for his Bday from his brother so on friday we put this together, reorganized all the PC wires and got rid of all the unneeded wiring. When we powered it up it look nice, and we wanted to see how it look with games some episodes. I have to say that all the reviews were correct in that this screen is amazing, and crisp. We started up World of Warcraft and we were mezmorized by the crisp graphics, amazing tones, the natural hues all of it just fantastic. As long as you have a high end graphics card its well worth getting this screen. We started watching the apprentice to see how good it is, and it was so good that we forgot we were watching it just for testing reasons. I forgot we were watching it on a PC! I think it was around 270KD, and it was ordered from the a store in Hawally who got it from the states.

Update: The price delivered is 300KD, that is what you get in Hawally. I just checked.


Postives:

  • Clear pictures
  • Crisp graphics
  • Fast refresh rate
  • Built-in 9-in-1Card Reader
  • Two extra USB Connections
  • Mutiple types of connections (DVI, VGA, Composite, and S-Video )
  • Very nice design
  • Very flexible direction, height, and tilt adjustment
  • Cheaper then an Apple 23inch Screen (I had to throw that in)

Negatives:

  • Price (But that will always be an issue unless its free)

This screen needs to be seen to be believed. And for those complaining about the quality of the Apple, they use the same exact tube.
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UCLA Student Tazed By LAPD

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This is one messed up police! They tazed this kid 4-5 times, it hurts like hell. He was screaming his head off everytime they tazed him. He was being manhandled by the police because he couldnt provide identification that he is a student while sitting but then they tazed him saying he was resisting. You can read the story at the link below or watch the 6 minute video on Youtube, the story doesnt do the kid justice. Real screwed up, poor kid, I hope he sues them and wins millions!

Link: NBC Story
Link: Youtube

Sun Behind Me

I wanted to go riding thursday and didnt feel like just sitting at home. The weather was great and I needed to get out. I wanted to push my limits a bit. I wanted to clear my head of everything! I knew I had to fill up gas, and I was tired after work but I felt like just going for it. It was such nice weather that I wanted to keep riding for a while. I went through the highways to beginning of the Gulf Road from Shuweikh to start from their and go down. There were a few nutcases on the road, but I was happy that I passed a few bikers who were wearing full gear as well, it felt good that they were wearing full gear at least. When the road was empty and the right song came on I felt like pushing it a bit and damn it felt good to have your blood pumping and this rush of energy just coming through. So this is how superman feels when he is catching up with a jet plane. I just needed that after that thursday of work. It just felt fantastic when I was riding and the sun was hitting my back and I could see my shadow on the ground. Just great! I hope everyone had a good thursday too, I have a feeling Im in for a storm at work this week.
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Im making professional photographers out of the guys at the gas station!

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I parked next to a Buell Firebolt, first time I’ve seen one on the road, and its not the best bike Buell has but it is original! Never tried one, but curious to try one.

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No “Thank You”

What is it with people! I dont get it why they dont say thank you, giving the cold shoulder and shrugging someone off seems to be standard here and it pisses me off! I thank people on purpose, be it a doorman, sombody letting me into the lane, a CEO, anyone! Showing a little gratitude might go a long way.

I get the weirdest looks from people when I say thank you. And I always thank people that give me way when Im riding.

What gets on my nerves is when you give someone way or you open the door and they give you a dirty look. When I let this lady out in front she gave me a dirty look because she thinks I might want to harrass her, but still she didnt have to give me a dirty look. She wasnt something you would want to look at anyways, and she has more makeup then the layer of asphalt on the ground. And its always these women giving dirty looks, and if Im on my bike they are always giving me dirty looks thinking that Im going to lean over and hit on them or something, but still that doesnt mean they should be assholes to everyone just because of a few bad apples.

When in my bike gear I get some people who like it or some people who think that Im a punk, but I dont care really. One time I picked up a drink from starbucks and I was leaving to get back on my bike, and a young lady with her baby son were walking in so I opened the door and looked the other direction just because I didnt want her to give me a dirty look. She said “merci” which honestly surprised me since I wasnt expecting it, it made me happy. A thank you does have an affect, I walked back to my bike smiling because of one kind word. Even when old men say thank you to me for stopping and letting them stop it makes me feel good.

The ones that annoy me are the old ladies that cross the streets like they own them, and when you do stop they dont even thank you. They just give you dirty looks.

This is something that annoys me in Kuwait! Almost no one says thank you!

Music (Nov 06)

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This is my current list of music that I have burned onto CD, there are some songs which have been out for a bit, and there are some songs which I have only listened to for a couple of times. I just put this list up for people who want some nice RnB, HipHop, and Rap songs. Sometimes you just dont know where to look, so I put try to find as many good new songs as possible. A few odd one out of course! hehehe

  • Akon – I wanna Love You (ft. Snoop Dogg)
  • Akon ft. Eminem – Smack That
  • Beyonce – Upgrade U
  • Bobby Valentino – Turn the page
  • Bow Wow – Shorty Like Mine (ft. Chris Brown)
  • Cherish – Unappreciated
  • Ciara – Promise
  • Diddy – Come to me
  • Eminem – You Dont Know (ft 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Cashis)
  • Jamie Foxx – Can I take you home (ft. Chamillionare)
  • Janet Jackson – So Excited (Ft Khia)
  • Jay-Z – Show me what you got
  • Jim Jones – We Fly High (Remix)(Ft T.I., Young Dro, Birdman & Diddy)
  • John Mayer – Waiting on the world to change
  • Johnta Austin – Turn It Up
  • Justin Timberlake – My Love (ft. T.I.)
  • Ludacris – Money Maker
  • Ludacris – Runaway Love (ft. Mary J Blige)
  • Marques Houston – Favorite Girl
  • Pac – Pac’s Life (Ft. T.I & Ashanti)
  • Sergio Mendez ft. Black Eyed Peas
  • Shareefa – Need a Boss
  • Snoop Dogg – That’s That
  • Stone Sour – Through Glass
  • T.I. – Top Back
  • T.I. – Why You Wanna
  • The Game – Let’s Ride
  • Tyrese – One
  • Unk – Walk it Out
  • Vanessa Hudgens – Come Back To Me
  • Young Dro – Rubberband Banks
  • Young Jeezy – I Luv it

Workout 141106

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I went to the Gym on tuesday right after work, because I didnt want to eat and I was stressed from being at work too long during the week. So I needed to hit the gym for a little while. I got motivated to go because the weather was nice and cool outside, and I wanted to ride my bike. It just gave me an excuse to go somewhere! I go in shorts and a t-shirt, and then wear jeans, the jacket, gloves, sneakers, and the helmet on top. So I wearing armor while Im riding to the gym.

I got to the gym parked by bike when downstairs but my bike gear in the locker and went up stairs to get started.

I started off on the Elyptical for 15 mins and this time I didnt feel tired at all. Knowing that I wasnt tired felt great, I knew I was improving but there were no direct results regarding weight loss, but I just felt good overall. There was a good amount of people in the gym, while I was working out they started the Salsa class which was 65% guys and 35% girls, which surprised me.

Salsa, Yoga, Aerobics, and those types of classes are just not my type of thing. For some reason I really not into being in a class when working out. If its a boxing course like what I did a while back its a little bit different since there is one on one interaction and you get to practice on dummy which was great.

Today was going to be chest and shoulders day.

When I was heading over to the back for the bench press I saw somebody I knew and he was in good shape! He told me I had a lot of motivation on the elyptical, I was just laughing about it, it was the music! hehehe

This time the goal was a lot of reps and some weights. I just wanted to get my blood pumping, and after a while of working out my shoulders and chest it was great. I was happy I was able to get a good workout in.

Im going with this idea:

  • More Reps
  • Medium Resistance
  • Making sure I get my blood pumping

Then after cleaning up I went to the locker room put my gear on and got on the bike to head home! Im almost out of gas, but I know I have enough to get me home.

Danish Speed Limits

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These guys are geniuses! I know its a bit boring there, but damn they are innovative! Who wouldnt slow down with these kinds of laws. Got to love their conviction!

Open it up at your own risk.

Link: YouTube

Review: Thank You For Smoking

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I thought this was going to be a Bowling for Columbine type movie, but I was little bit off with this. Nick Naylor is the spokesmen for Big Tobacco, and he puts the best spins on the worst facts. This is one movie which I didnt expect to be this good, and the satire in it is just perfect. You keep following Nick and seeing how he wins argument after argument. And it isnt that he likes smoking, but its more about doing his job. And he teaches his son his philisophy of being able to question things and putting a spin on what people says. The man gets intangled with lots of things, and he is doing what he does best. I really liked this movie and think everyone should see this movie.

Link: IMDB
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Microsoft Zune Reviews

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I read two really informative reviews on the Microsoft Zune, and I have to say Im happy I dont own one. It some good features but at the same time there are issues with this product from Microsoft. Like usual when it comes from Microsoft it will have problems from day one, people were hoping that Microsoft would start from scratch with this, but there were issues.

The Zune is a player riddled with a lot of small issues — death by a thousand cuts. Do we think any particular one is a deal breaker? Well, even given our nightmarish software issues, not really. Do we think they should have worked out the kinks and sat out this holiday season? Probably, yeah. Do we think there’s potential for betterment of the platform and especially the player through software updates? Given enough time, absolutely. Would we recommend the product for purchase, like, right now? Not a chance.

Here are the Reviews:

Engadget
Renegrub

High End PCs

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Alienware, Voodoo, Dell, and every other PC manufactures is going crazy with the Intel Core 2 chips. Alienware, Dell, and Voodoo have come out with these insane chips and maxed out setups.

I basically took these PCs to the highest they can go! I got the Alienware PC on its own up to $7893.00, the Dell up to $5470.00, and the Voodoo $9876.00.

You can get the core 2 duo up to 2.93 Ghz, I maxed out the ram up to 8 GBs, the Main HD up to 750GB, and other hard drives up to 1.5 Terabytes (1500GB) , the Voodoo I got it to 3 TBs! Two high end Graphics cards with at least 512MB on it up to 1GB! High End audio card and Running Windows Vista!

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It seems that if you want new tech and want it now then you can get it, and if you max out these PCs then you wont be needing any upgrade anytime soon. Pretty far down the line really! But its insane the tech you can get right now, I think my PCs are pretty damn good really, and I do a lot with them. But if any of these PCs even flex their muscles compared to my PC its like an Abrams M1 Battle Tank running over my Toyota microbus! Just no comparison, but this is excessiveness to the extreme, but if I or any techie could get their hands on these kinds of PCs its like being in heaven! hehehe! So insane, and so beautiful!

Link: Engadget-Dell

Link: Engadget-Alienware