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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Some people are just insane..

Many people believe that violent videogames make people more aggressive and violent. These people use every single case, where a criminal have played some kind of violent videogame, to prove their opinion. 

Now it is my turn to prove otherwise. I don’t think people get violent from videogames! I just think some people are in a serious need of help. 

Some woman from Florida killed her three-month old son, because he was crying when she played the extremely violent game Farmville! 

If violent games make people aggressive and violent, casual Facebook-games also does!

-         - Voacaroo

Friday, October 29, 2010

LimeWire is gone


Sorry for the late post, but I have been at work all day. Of course none of you guys ever would download a song or a movie without paying for it…. So this post is actually kind of irrelevant. I thought I would share it anyways though. 

Even though you don’t download illegal songs from the internet, some of you guys might have heard of LimeWire. Some of you might even have used LimeWire to share legal files?  To those of you who don’t know, LimeWire is a program which allows it’s users to share files over the internet. 

Many people used LimeWire to share illegal music, which caused RIAA to sue LimeWire. A federal court in New York, have now ordered LimeWire to “use all reasonable technological means to immediately cease and desist”. In short, LimeWire is gone.

I think it is a bit wrong that LimeWire is shut down. I know it has been used to share millions of illegal songs, but LimeWire is only a tool people use to share illegal songs. Is it LimeWire’s fault that people use their program to do something illegal? 

-        Voacaroo

Remember to feed the fish.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Most Americans support an internet kill-switch

I’m shocked. According to some research by Unisys, most Americans support that the president should have access to an “internet kill-switch”. By this they mean the president should have the possibility of shutting down the internet, or at least parts of it. This switch would then be used in case of some kind of Cyber Attack.

I think it will be a little extreme to give 1 person access to shut down the internet. If the president shut down the internet it will most likely have a bad effect on the WHOLE WORLD! I know that cyber criminality is a growing issue, but still? 

I will admit that I don’t know everything about this. I am just surprised to see that so many people want to give 1 person access to shut down the internet. 

What do you guys think? 

-        Voacaroo

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10 most annoying tech tricks in movies

So I just saw this article from news.cnet.com. The article is about the 10 most annoying “tech tricks” we always see in the movies. 

The list (taken from the article):
10. Zoom in! (aka. Enhance!)
09. AI with attitude
08. Preposterous user interfaces
07. Bleep! Blort! BING!  - (They are referring to the noises which always come from the characters high tech devices)
 06. It’s a supercomputer—because it has 10 monitors
05. Cell phones as plot points
04. Autopilot
03. Laptops as powerful as supercomputers
02. Easy-to-defeat biometric security
01. Copy the hacked data before you are found out scene

I must say I find most of the things mentioned in the article to be true. I have seen tons of movies where one of these scenes happens. The one I find most annoying is when someone in a movie or series find a crappy picture and is able to zoom in on some tiny detail. This would be impossible in real life, but it happens all the time in the movies. 

What do you guys think?

This is just ridiculous:



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The biggest spambot in the world.. Facebook!

I know I recently made a post about Facebook and their apps. But I think I will share this anyways.

Every day I receive a lot of mails, a lot of it is spam, some of it are important and the rest is random newsletters I have signed up for. Every day I spend time sorting the spam from the rest, and the rest from the spam in the spam folder. So I am really getting tired of annoying mails, that I don’t have any use for. 

Back in the days when I made myself a Facebook account (yes, I have an account), I made sure NOT to receive all the mails Facebook happily send to its users. By doing this I thought I never would receive unimportant mails from Facebook. I was wrong. 

When I checked my email earlier, surprisingly I had received 2 emails from Facebook. Apparently Facebook have made something with groups, and a friend of mine had added me to such a group. So Facebook would of course notify me about this by sending me an email. 

Apparently Facebook thinks that their users want all these mails. So when Facebook make something new all users automatically receive emails when they are involved in something. 

Facebook.. I DON’T WANT YOUR EMAILS!

If anyone knows if there is a way to disable these emails permanently. Please tell me in the comments. 

-        Voacaroo

Monday, October 25, 2010

Awesome movie of DOOM

Sup?
Either I haven’t been paying attention to the news or else this is just another boring Monday. So instead of commenting on some random news, today I will spread the news about a movie. 

I saw the trailer for the first time a couple of days ago and I must say this is going to be an awesome movie! A lot of action, hot girls, dragons, samurais, guns and apparently no plot! The movie is called “Sucker Punch” and I have included the trailer below. 

TRAILER:


I know this is probably not a movie for most girls, but I am definitely going to see it. 

-        Voacaroo

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday update

Hey everyone.
I didn’t post a new post yesterday, because I was at work and when I got home I was really tired. Also I couldn’t find anything interesting to write about. 

It is Sunday today and that normally mean that I can walk around all day and chill, but today I had some schoolwork I needed to get started with. So this has not been the best weekend of all times, but to make things better I am right now making pancakes, because I am hungry as hell and I am hungry because I almost haven’t eaten anything today. Before all of you guys ask “Why didn’t you just eat something?” I can honestly say I have no idea. 

Because it is Sunday I haven’t been able to find some interesting news I want to comment on. But an interesting subject could be Wikileaks and their recent publication of almost 400.000 secret documents from the Iraq war. First of all, it is beyond me how Wikileaks got their hands on all these secret documents, and the 70.000 documents about the war in Afghanistan.

Second of all, I can’t help thinking that it is a good thing these documents got out, because we have all heard the stories about soldiers who misused their authority to humiliate prisoners or shoot at civilians etc. So if there is anything in one of these documents, which proves that some insane soldier did something illegal, then it would be a good thing these documents got out. What do you guys think of all these documents? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? 

If you are interested, you can find all the documents here.

-        Voacaroo

Mmmmm pancakes..

Friday, October 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Earlier today I walked into a store, because I was hungry and wanted some noodles! All day have been great, it is Friday, which means weekend and beer. The weather is great. And a friend of mine, who lives in the other end of the country, is visiting. So I can’t complain. It certainly was a good day, until I absolutely had to walk into that store. 

I went into the store to get my noodles and then I saw the thing I wanted to see the least in October. I saw Christmas decorations, Christmas Biscuits etc. What the fuck is up with that? Sorry about the language, but why does stores always have to “Christmas up” so early? Yea, I know it is because people actually are buying this stuff already. Why can’t people wait? I have a lot of other stuff going on and I don’t want to be reminded about the stress that always comes with Christmas. Not in October. December is the month of Christmas, so why don’t people just buy their Christmas stuff in late November?

Anyways, according to the stores we all need to get into the Christmas spirit. 

So here is a Christmas song: 



 - Voacaroo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I’m the best, cuz you suck!

As some of you might now, Steve Jobs said a couple of days ago that it was easier to develop apps for the Iphone, than to Android phones. The reason to this should be that the developers are forced to contend with a lot of different versions of Android software and phones. 

Steve Jobs used TweetDeck as an example where the developers, according to Steve, had a lot of problems developing the app. 

The funny thing is that according to TweetDeck’s CEO, this is not true. They didn’t have problems developing the app and they only have 2 people working with the app. Where am I getting at you ask? Well, this indicates that Steve Jobs lied to sell his product. I know that almost all companies lie about their products sometimes, but why can’t they just lie about their own products? Why do companies always have to demean other companies’ products? I don’t know.. I’m just getting tired of all this “My product is better than their product, because their product sucks!!!” marketing. Do you guys agree or have I just missed the point somewhere? 

Bonus info: The amount of downloaded TweetDeck apps have grown explosively since Steve mentioned it. 
So I guess it was a good thing he mentioned it or? ;)

 - Voacaroo

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Why am I not surprised?

I just read that many of Facebook’s popular apps, like Zynga’s Farmville, are gathering and sharing personal information about their users with other companies. According to Facebook’s rules this is forbidden, but it seems that Facebook, haven’t checked whether or not their rules are being broken. 

Many people seems to be surprised that the apps, the users themselves have allowed access to their profile (which contains all their personal information), are gathering their information. If people don’t want their personal information to be used by third parties, then stop allowing random apps to access their information! 

Furthermore, it shouldn’t be a problem for Facebook to stop this. If Facebook block all Zynga’s apps on Facebook, until their start to follow the rules, then it should be done in no time. Why in no time you ask? Because all of, or at least a lot of, Zynga’s income, comes from Facebook users and they would probably not like to lose this income all of a sudden. 
 
-        Voacaroo over and out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

First blogpost.

Sup everyone?

This is the first post ever on my blog. In the future I will write about whatever I feel like!

Have fun everyone.