Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – Reasons to Say NO


You must have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A bill that  aims to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods, by giving copyright holders the right to shutdown any US hosted website they claim infringing to their copyrights. for non-US hosted sites, the site will be restricted by blocking it from ISP DNS databases ( IP access may still be possible), also the site will be removed from US search engines (all search engines?) , prohibited from using US based payment solutions (paypal, most credit card gateways), and finally advertisers will be banned from placing ads in that domain (removal from Adsense and similar). The copyright holder wouldn’t even have to set foot in a court.

What if SOPA was to pass?

If this the Sopa bill was to pass, then we can all say goodbye to the internet we once loved. Webmasters will live in constant fear of pissing off the wrong corporation. most blogs, forums, social media, file sharing, will change or disappear, as merely linking to an infringing  website may open the gates of hell for the website owners. Allowing the US goverment to pass SOPA will ruin the internet for the entire planet.

You cannot let this bill pass. The DMCA ruined the internet once before and we can’t allow that to happen again. allowing SOPA is killing the Free internet.

Call Of Duty Modern warfare 3 – Launch Trailer released

The long awaited MW3 is alomst here, A new teaser was released yesterday proving that it might actually be the best Call of Duty ever. The game will be released on Nov 8th and it is already available for pre-order from Amazon for Xbox360, PS3, And PC

Pre-order from Amazon.com now to ensure release date delivery! click the version you want below.

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steve jobs

Steve jobs chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. and father of the iPad, iPod, iPhone died today at the age of 56.

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Apple.com has announced the sad news today with this message.

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” the text read. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

We are all sad here for the loss of such a brilliant man, and we send our warm condolences to his family and friends . Rest in peace Steve Jobs

Gamespot.com Game of the year

Game spot dot com decided on the best game of the year, the winner is a game that I didn’t know, it’s called  Demon’s souls. It looks really great, check it out here

But you know what sucked? Dragon Age:Origin won the PC game of year award! can you believe it? after all I said about it? I guess nobody  listens to me anymore 🙁

What about Borderlands, COD WM2, Or even RE5?

The gamer choice awards will be announced tomorrow I guess, we will see who will win this time.

Opera Unite

Opera unite is a new service provided with the latest Opera browser 10.10. The idea is simple, you create an Opera account, and to that account, you can connect multiple computers (say: Home , Work, Notebook etc) and on each of these computers, you can install applications to do various things, like file sharing, or music streaming!

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Other than that, you can connect to your friends computers, check the pictures they are sharing, leave them notes on the fridge (a note sending service is literally called fridge) , or listen to their music.

You can password protect your shared services to increase your security, but on the other hand you can go public and make the files you are sharing appear on search engines!

Another great feature of Opera Unite is the ability to provide a web server. You can host your own website on your computer without stressing over network related issues (static or dynamic IP, port forwarding etc). Opera will provide you with a URL that will give you direct access to your website from anywhere. I think I will write more on some applications of this very soon.

Many more applications are also available, like video streaming, group spreadsheet editor, file inbox and I expect much more to be available soon.

If anyone cares about testing the new Opera Unite as a group, please write your request here.

Your invitation to preview Google Wave!

Google wave has entered the preview phase!! Testers are now able to give away 20 invitations!!
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This is a copy of the email i got on this regard

Thank you for signing up to give us early feedback on Google Wave. We’re happy to give you access to Google Wave and are enlisting your help to improve the product.

To accept your invitation, sign into Google Wave at the following link*:
https://wave.google.com/wave/invite?a=pre&wtok=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(If you do not have a Google account, you will be prompted to create one)

Once you’ve signed in:
Check out the videos and example waves
Invite others to join you

Happy waving!
The Google Wave Team

For help, please visit http://www.google.com/support/wave

* This link will only work for one invitation to Google Wave, it cannot be shared!

I will be giving like 5 invitation to my top geeky friends, so I still have 15 invitation to give away. If you want one, just ask for it nicely in the comments section below, i will be picking 15 random people to give the invitations too.
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Good luck

The Cheapest unlimited webhosting on the internet

I found this new host that made feel ripped off  $5.9 a month with my current host.

They have unlimited bandwidth to unlimited space for unlimited domains. I already have all of that but price here is only 1.99 $/month

It’s true that it is  relatively new, I know for sure that it has been out there for a year or more and it is still trying to find a place between the “monsters”.

I know a couple of websites hosted there and they are doing pretty fine.

This hosting service’s name is http://www.webhostingpad.com

I don’t know about you but I think that I found my next web host. It is rare to actually find a good service that is still selling way too cheap just for promotion. Really; don’t let it go.

In case you are wondering, yes the likes here are affiliate links and you will be helping out a little if you go there and subscribe, but at the same time, I’m note selling you crap! go there and see for your self

get 100s of followers on twitter the easy way

There are many approaches to get 100’s even 1000’s of followers on twitter.

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One simple way is to follow everyone  that @autofollowbacks is following, because everyone that follows @autofollowbacks has autofollow enabled ( auto follow simply make you follow everyone that follow you 🙂 ) after a few days, you will have a good number of followers, you can then reduce the number of persons ur following.

But do you know what’s even better than than? it is a trick I came up with. Since the trick above is pretty famous on the internet, you can use that to your advantage, simply follow @autofollowbacks yourself ! , this way others will think that you have auto follow enabled while in fact, you simply don’t !

Don’t forget to follow me while you’re at it 😉

Audio and video comments for your blog!

Today I found a new wordpress plugin, it is called Riffly. This plugin allows users to add webcam or audio comments.

The best of all is that it is free, just download it and install it, not even an API key is required. They even have the kindness to keep all videos and audio files in their  own servers. You can check it out here .