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Worlds Biggest Bank Job!


Is it just me or is the current world financial mess, resemble nothing more than the worlds biggest ever “Bank Robbery”!

We have all seen the film the “Italian job” and even read/remember the “Great Train Robbery” but all of these crimes both fictional and real pale into insignificance with one that is being played out today!

One of these is based on fiction and the other carried out by small time criminals who basically either spent a lot of time in prisoner or died without getting the chance to spend their ill gotten gains (not that I condone this type of thing).

A bit of a flip side from what we have witnessed over the past 20+ years where market economics and capitalism seem to have gone a little over the top!

Surely something/bodies need to be questioned and held up for this mess! In the case of the later the arrested individuals received lengthy sentences to make an example of their audacious crime…

It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days especially since the US bailout seems to have failed at the moment.

Wall Street Crash

It was 1929 when Wall Street last experienced times similar to what we are witnessing now; but they did not have anything like the complex technology and so called accountancy standards that we have today.

So either something is a little rotten or maybe accountants/bankers can’t count after all!


Will we witness a change in our society?

Not sure but a slight re-adjustment could not hurt and perhaps we all could start to utilise the facilities we have at our disposal (technology-health care- education)Β  for the benefit of all instead of a select few.

Money Politics

Credit Crunch Panic Over for Queen..


Following on from the post the other day about the Queen and how she was in need of a little assistance with her cashflow.

All seems good in the “Windsor Hood” as the above headline and this story seem to show.

Makes you feel better doesn’t it πŸ˜‰

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Wario Land Shakes Up YouTube…

Not content with just placing and a video on YouTube the guys at Nintendo have really done something a little bit different with this video for the new Wario Land game for the Wii.

To see what I am on about check it out here

Media Politics

Times Must Be Hard! HRH the Queen Asks for Handout…


Just noticed the above headline in todays Independent.

Blimey what is the Queen to do?

I can only think of a few options maybe rent out a few rooms? or perhaps a trip down to Cash Converters (there must be a bit of stuff lying around)?

At least as a pensioner she should get a little help with the Gas & Electric!



Samba De Amigo – Man v Monkey…

Samba De Amigoβ„’ Wii exclusive out now!

The Samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in arcades and on the Dreamcast is shaking its way exclusively onto the Wii! Grab your friends and shake the Wii controllers like maracas to the beat in a variety of crazy environments full of zany characters and colorful single and multiplayer modes that keep the party going. With a lively Samba-infused soundtrack packed with over 40 songs and additional downloadable tunes – Samba De Amigo is perfect for gamers of all ages.

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Google Android Phone with T-Mobile…

T-Mobile launched the G-Phone today which at first glance seems to want to be both a Blackberry and an iPhone with both touch screen and slide keyboard; at the moment the T-Mobile version only connects up with Gmail and in fact you need to have a Gmail account to use the G-phone. The key to this phones success will be how apps are created and distributed.

Will be interesting to see how the mobile market evolves with these new types of hardware!

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“Asta la Vista” Seinfield… Hello “I’m A PC” in Microsoft Ads…

So Asta la Vista (sorry ;)) Seinfield and hello to “I’m a PC” ads which are positioned as a response to Apple’s ultra-popular “Mac vs. PC” ads.

See what you think (I did like the Bill & Jerry ones a bit quirky but hey)

Not sure how true this is but there are rumours that quite a lot of people in the ad use MAC’s and the Ad istelf was edited on a MAC πŸ˜‰

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3D Browsers Starting to Come of Age…


Just noticed this new site ExitReality which is for a 3D browser plugin seems promising πŸ™‚ still early days but makes yo uthink what next generation browsers may be like.

What is it for?

* View any webpage in 3D… every website is now a virtual world
* Turn your standard 2D web page into your own unique 3D space
* Meet and chat with people in 3D
* Search and explore thousands of online 3D communities and meet new people!

What Can I Do?

* Convert, decorate and share your Social Network Page in 3D
* Collect cool objects to add to your 3D space or apartment
* Create a 3D Avatar, chat with friends and meet new people
* Invite people to your virtual space
* Host real time parties and events at your online space

Business Politics

Financial Market Meltdown!

With all the talk about the current “Global Financial Meltdown” I remembered seeing a clip from US TV last year where US financial pundit Jim Cramer had quite a lot to say about the state of the Markets (August 2007) he certainly was very angry about some of the failings in the Markets; maybe people should have listened to him then.

To quote Jim “we have Armageddon” and “will somebody come on TV and tell the truth”…

Here’s a 45 page slide show that maybe explains how some of the current financial crisis came about…

And here is an article on todays BBC site that I thought was quite apt “Where now for capitalism?”

All of these have been put here as a little montage of items that may shed some light on the current situation or generate some thoughts πŸ˜‰

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IMDB to Offer Free Movies & TV Shows…


IMDB (Internet Movie Database), has announced it will offer free streaming availability of some 6,000 full-length feature films and TV shows. The content is being provided by CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television and over 500 independent filmmakers.

The free shows will be shown with advertising maybe this move will turn this site into a serious threat to iTunes?

Unfortunately for anybody outside the US the streaming videos will only be available to US based viewers with the exception of a few independent productions.