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

Police Robots

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I saw this image and I went nuts! Im a huge fan of Robocop! I still know him as Murphy! Him and Robo go well together! I saw this picture and I didnt care what the post was about, but then when I read it and I started laughing! This cop in Waukesha, Wisconsin wants to build an army of Robots for his police force but he is too cheap so he gets a couple of students to do it! hahaha

Link: Engadget

Microsoft Firefox!!!!

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Ok this shocked the hell out of me! What is going on here! The website seems too legitimate looking to be fake! Am I going nuts or is this Microsoft Firefox, it has features and website seems to be in perfect working order, but its too funny. There are lots of funny comments through out the website, but Im extremely tempted to download the browser and try it! I am EXTREMELY curious even though I know it would be going against my better judgement! Check it out people, if anyone tries it please let me know! The anticiptation is killing me!

Link: MSFIREFOX

Nut Case

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Today on my way back home from work this guy is sitting on a an exit that turns into my lane and decides to go, I had NO area to brake, none! I would have slammed right into him. I couldnt believe he pulled out since he didnt have any opening. I am really lucky that the guy on my left braked and gave me opening! I cut left and barely avoided him. I swerved around the car that was in front of me and managed to avoid a bad accident. I put the window down, and thanked him. He said he saw that the nut case behind me pulled out and I had no where to go. I was extremely grateful that I had such a considerate person driving next to me. The guy behind me was giving me dirty looks, and I really want to get out of my car and pull him out his car through his window. I thought to myself that it isnt worth it. When the light turned green he tried to get in front me when turning left under the bridge trying to overtake me from the right.. where there is no space.

This guy turned out to be a nuts so he slipped in front of me and slammed on his brakes. I was in the Landcruiser and he was in a white Nissan pickup truck. After the other cars moved away I decided to make my move since there wasnt going to be any collateral damage. It was the last straw, I dropped the Landcruiser a gear and took off in the left lane even though he was trying to cut me off I had enough momentum. Then when I got in front of him I slammed on my brakes hard enough to make him stop and I got out of my car to literally take him apart. Then he turned into Khaldiya and ran away. I got back in my car, drove home thinking that was surreal because then my cousin called me and she had something hilarious to tell me so it felt as if this whole thing didnt take place. Now that I think about I wish I got my hands on him. What a nutcase almost hitting me, then slamming his brakes in front of me just to make me crash into him, and giving me dirty looks. I really wish sometimes I think less of the consequences and just beat the crap out of him, after reasoning through it thats when I decided to get out of my car and go for it. Too bad he ran I would have gotten a good work out from breaking every bone in his body with my fists.

Review: Little Man

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I thought this would be one funny movie because I like the Wayans brothers so much. I even thought White Chicks was pretty good, but this movie failed my expectations greatly I really didnt think that it would be that bad. Its rare that I think a movie is this bad that I really wish I didnt see it. It had its funny moments and thats why I gave it a 1 out of 5 but other then that it was hard to sit through. Its rare that I dont sit through a movie, but this one was so bad that I couldnt keep on watching it. If you havent seen this movie then spare yourself the pain and dont watch it.

Link: IMDB

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DRM? Microsoft!?!?

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This is the Zune with all its kinks and features.

There is something that is extremely annoying that they keep forgeting to mention, which is DRM. What is DRM you ask. Well it is something I wanted to clear up since it is quite important to your user rights.

DRM limits what you can do with the audio or video that you buy. Basically your renting the audio from the content owners, and you only have the audio for a limited amount of time. You can not transfer the audio to any other machine, and you can not burn it to CD.

I dont want to go into the details of what DRM is, but I just wanted to say how it might affect us. Whats good about iTunes is that once you buy the song its your and you can burn to CD and make transfers if you want. I am all for legally buying audio, since their audio is very high quality. The way DRM is its like your renting audio cds and you can only play in one car, and you cant play it at home. That is just rediculous who rents CDs?!?

This is just an issue that has been getting under my skin, and I hope that the Zune fails miserably because of this issue. I honestly think that the Zune is a cool looking player, but not the way it works. Makes me hate it, and Microsoft even more.

You could see that the product is already having problems from Engadget.

Pause on Riding

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I have been riding for a while now, and the one thing I learned is not to ride the first couple of days it rains especially in Kuwait. In the last 36 hours I have seen at least 7 cars slide and crash. And yesterday as I was going to a meeting I took a turn at normal speed then I felt the landcruiser spin a good amount and I turned the steering wheel to adjust while keeping the throttle the same, and it caught traction again and readjusted. (Gotta love the Landcruiser)

When it first rains it forces all the oil and dirt deposits in the road to come to the surface. So its turning into a slipslide situation. I want it to rain a couple of more times before I go riding in the rain. I recommend riding in the rain for those who have been riding for a while, because it hones your skills and forces you to pay extreme attention to what your doing. I have ridden in the rain a lot and its a great feeling if you have the right gear not to get soaked, but not the beginning of rain season. You want the rain to wash all the dirt of the roads so that you lower the risk of falling.

Kuwait Co-ops

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I usually go through the house books every week or two, because the driver is the one who picks up the groceries for the house. A little while back I noticed something which I thought was a mistake, but I noticed that it happened too often. When you go to the co-op you give your number and they record the sale for a competition or prize or whatever is going on in your local area, but the more you buy the more points you have. Thats not really the issue, the issue is seeing a different number on the ID number then our house’s ID number, I thought it was a mistake. After looking into it, it turns out that the people at the register try to put in the ID number of their friend in the area. So I told my driver to watch out for it, but I saw it happen in front of me when I gave the guy at the register our number and he procceeded to punch in a  completely different number.  I told the man at the register either he puts in the correct number or I will be reporting him to the police. So please people if you buy from the Co-ops and have number make sure its your number on the reciepts. I found out it happens at different Co-ops as well.

Wierd Call

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While I was busy working on something my phone rings, and I dont know the number so I didnt feel like answering it was late. Most unknown numbers are from work so I thought it could wait until tommorow. Then the same number called again right away, then a third time. So I answered.

The guy asked me if I was selling a Camry I said no. He sounded Egyptian, so then he said I was lying. I asked him what number he wanted and he was off by one digit, and I told him check the number and call that number. He said I was lying because his friend already called and he wants to out buy him thats why Im lying to him. I was shocked from the lying part, but the story about his friend got me laughing. I honestly was laughing because the guy was a nut case! I couldnt help but laugh! I dont know what else to say to the guy, so I said if he calls again Im giving his number to the police or the crazy people hospital, then “click”. hehehe