Review: Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System

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I have to say that I am a happy camper with this piece of exquisite engineering. I had high expectation for this exhaust system since it came from one of the premiere aftermarket exhaust system manufacturer.

Positives:

  • Fit perfectly out of the box
  • Extremely lighter then the original exhaust system
  • Great build quality
  • Perfect Deep Exhaust tone, thats why I keep reving and down shifting.
  • High quality carbon fiber which matchs the bike
  • Heat despertion is fantastic, it runs cool compared to the old chrome can.
  • More torque then before, more horsepower at the top as well.
  • You can feel it breath better.

Negatives:

  • None that I can think of.

Price: 600KD (Shipped from UK)

This the best upgrade I have done on this bike, since it looks better, sounds better, and performs better. It covered evey form of improvment for my bike. I cant be happier with this purchase.

Rating: r5.0.bmp

Gefen Home Theater Scaler

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This is one interesting product, at first I thought it looked like a mac-mini, but I was wrong. It so much better then that, it upconverts any input/DVD to 1080p or whatever the highest resolution of the screen. It also acts as a switcher for all the inputs it has. Its priced at $400, but if it works as advertised its a great piece of electronics.
Inputs:

  • Two Components Input
  • Two HDMI Input

This product is filled with features for the quality to be high, and making sure the upconverting is done right.

Link: Gefen

Speed Cameras on Pause

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I always watch out for cameras when Im driving, but when Im riding its a whole other story. I usually go 20Kph over the speed and I know they usually dont go off. But when Im on the bike the past couple of days I go faster when I see camera to see if anything happens.

When the road is empty I usually cruise going 160 Kph, but now when I see a camera I go past it at least 170Kph+ I want to see if it takes a picture. I have passed at least 30 – 40 cameras in every direction to see if it takes a picture, I mean from Shuweikh all the way south to Bnaider, and even Jleeb Shyookh. All the areas in between, noting has gone off. But all the cameras that take pictures from behind when crossing a red light or speeding through an intersection work, I had one take a picture when I was going quickly through an intersection on a green light.

The only working camera is on Al Ta’awoon Street opposite Dar Salwa, where Shiekh Sabah lives.

The ones Im sure of are the ones that take pictures from the front. In Kuwait its funny they switch the cameras on when they want and switch it off when they want, or maybe its broken and they dont feel like fixing it!

Casino Royale Kuwait – Cut Scenes

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I’m dying to watch this movie! Im a huge fan of all James Bond movies, but its killing me about the cut scenes. Some people say it isnt that bad, until I found out how many scenes they did cut.

The average movie is cut 3 to 4 scenes in Kuwait, which isnt horribly bad. But they cut 21 cut from this movie, the torture scene, every bikini scene, and everything else they could cut out. I would be pissed as hell watching the movie seeing they removed half the stuff. I can’t watch it like that, I would rather wait a bit to watch it whole.

Brain Overload

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You know when you a ton of things on your mind work, things to do, and just that feeling that your forgetting something. Its there you just dont know what exactly and for the life of you, you just cant remember.

I went into work today late because I didnt feel like making an extreme effort to get to work on time or early. I was half an hour late and comfortable about it. Expectin everyone at work to be late anyways. Then when I got there, there was almost nobody there for another hour! I was in shock! Why the hell didnt I come later! I was the early guy again!

Things in my head:

  • Riding (fun part)
  • Anime (fun part)
  • Posting (fun part)
  • Deadlines
  • Meetings
  • Deliverables
  • Bill of Quantity
  • Quotes
  • Reminders
  • Follow Up
  • Phone Calls (family)
  • Phone Calls (work)
  • Emails
  • Tenders
  • More Meetings

I need to get one day and sleep in for about 14-18hours! Thats exactly what I need! I have so much to do, but when Im trying to decide to do one thing while at home I just sit still in my chair and decide to entertain myself with some anime! I need a bit of break, and that will hit the spot! A few days to chill will empty out my brain! hehehe

PS3 Insanity?!?

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What the hell is going on with people!

People waiting in line while getting shot with BB Guns and getting injured for the sake of a PS3. A guy hires 60 temps to wait in line for him to get a PS3. The world gone WILD for the PS3.

Look at this GUY who is offering himself up for body gaurd services while waiting in line for a PS3 and knocking other people out so you get to it first!

The Prices for the PS3 is between $1000 to $2000. Are people that crazy that they cant wait a month or two.

I have never seen this much insanity for a gamesole no matter how good it is. I think I will wait a while before getting one! Im pretty happy with my XBox 360.

Review: The Departed

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This is one movie that I had high expectations for and it exceeded them. A great combination of actors with a great director. The lines are blurred with all the action taking place with a fantastic story line. I have to say that Im not a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, I tend to avoid his movies because he annoys me, but after seeing this movie I have to say that he has great acting skills and the star of this movie is Jack Nicholson. Matt Damon did an amazing job with his part, and opposite him was Mark Wahlberg. You have to watch this movie if you havent seen it, its one of those great movies with blow after blow after blow. It isnt all action its about mind games, deception, unseen ties, and remembering everything that takes place. You have patches of information and this movie makes you think to patch everything together. It might be three hours long, but it was the fastest three hours I have ever felt. I cant recommend this movie enough! I loved Jack Nicholson in this movie!
Link: IMDB
Rating: r4.5.bmp

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.
Rating: r4.5.bmp

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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