Friday, December 30, 2005

"intel inside" No more

the possibility of Intel ditching its 14 year old "Intel Inside" tagline in January of 2006. Considering that the branding has helped Intel to become the fifth most valuable brand in the world, it was quite a shock that the company was thinking about pushing it aside. Today's Wall Street Journal [subscription required] confirms that rumor and Intel is indeed overhauling its corporate branding.

While we have previously talked about Intel's new product branding which you can view here, it's the new tagline, Leap Ahead, that is the most interesting to us. Intel is trying to get away from being known soley as a manufacturer of processors for computers and become a dominant force in all things related to consumer electronics.

People scoffed at NVIDIA when they said that they were going to get away from solely providing chips for graphics card and become a platform-centric company. The move worked for NVIDIA and they are now happy to provide stable computing platforms for both AMD and Intel in addition to mobile phones, PDAs and gaming consoles. Intel has already shown their ability to market their platforms on a large scale with their hugely successful Centrino mobile campaign. The company looks to do the same for Media PCs with Viiv. With increased competition coming at all sides from AMD, Intel's change of direction to adapt to changing market conditions couldn't come at a more opportune time

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

El ocio Diciembre 2005

Revisando el más de medio millar de fotos alojadas en Imageshack.

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Espero que a ustedes tambien.


Monday, December 26, 2005

MS no puede con los bucaneros

Microsoft ha sido duramente cuestionado por quedarse en el reino del DVD , ahora que los juegos ocupan espacio a lo bestia, por ejemplo The bards tale para PC es más de 7 Gigas.

Bueno, esos sitios del ASIA dedicados a encontrar maneras de "darle la vuelta" a las protecciones, tal como fue la del DVD de Hollywood, han estado trabajandoi en el mes que la consola ha estado a la venta y por fin lo lograron, unos cuantos Modchips se podran ver en cuestión de semanas, aqui en Tepis o Meave ya no debe de tardar, tal vez para el lanzamiento en México.

Xbox 360 mod chips due in a few weeks?

Ok, it was cute and all when Microsoft came out with their statements about how "hack-proof" the Xbox 360 was going to be, and they even admitted themselves that "sooner or later someone will work out how to circumvent security," but it seems like we're going to see some hackage sooner rather than later. SPOnG is reporting that the first mod-chips for the 360 will be available within a month, allowing the play of "backup" game copies, which, with the recently released software that allows Xbox 360 game data extraction, means that Microsoft might have some piracy on their hands before too long. Though, if it's any consolation for the boys in Redmond, SPOnG is reporting that "Microsoft's security is the best we've seen to date for a disc-system. It it weren't for the fact that DVD is used, it's likely that further development wouldn't have been worth anyone's time.” Oh the irony.

Carta a santa Frank Delgado

El estimado Droguelino envio esto via email
(Basada en un relato de Gomaespuma)

Querido Santa Claus yo te escribo
pues me he portado muy bien este año.
Yo soy un niño muy caritativo
que a los animalitos no hace daño.

Que me trago la comida
insípida de mi abuela,
que le cargo sus mapures
que le friego las cazuelas.

Soy bastón de los viejitos
en difíciles subidas,
lazarillo de los ciegos
al cruzar por la avenida.

A mi mamá la sigo en sus creencias
y a mi papá le cepillo las botas.
Realizo mis tareas a conciencia
y a fin de año tuve buenas notas.

Y hasta he ganado concursos
que premian sabiduría,
ya no escribo en las paredes
y cuido la ecología.

No me burlo de Carlitos
diciéndole "cuatro ojos",
no le digo "dientefrío" a Manolito
y no lo enojo.

Por eso es que te pido, venerable Santa Claus:
te acuerdes de este niño que tan bien se te portó.
Tal vez un tren eléctrico, un Nintendo, o qué sé yo.
O una patineta, mejor una bicicleta.
Esa es la mejor manera de premiar
a un niño ejemplar.

Entonces, Santa Claus, es que no entiendo
que me hayas traído un camión de madera,
un dominó -que no es ningún Nintendo-
y sobre todo aquella mierda de trompeta.

Te voy a decir que haces
si antes yo no te estrangulo:
esos ridículos juguetes
te los metes en el culo.

Pedante Santa Claus y me disgusta
que hasta el hijo menor de mis vecinos
que un soberbio tronco de hijueputa,
enano con instintos asesinos

se pasea por el barrio, él
con su nueva bicicleta, y yo
y yo con ganas de meterle
en la cabeza la trompeta.

Pero que se cuiden los viejitos
de mi ira despiadada
y si me encuentro a tus renos,
coño, me los cagaré a pedradas.

Por eso es que te digo, decadente Santa Claus,
me cago en tu trineo y la puta que te parió.
Hice de comemierda todo un año y no sirvió,
para el año que viene, sí,
para el año que viene, sí,
para el año que viene seré yo
un niño cabrón.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Este es el ensayo

Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked

Henry Jenkins
MIT Professor

A large gap exists between the public's perception of video games and what the research actually shows. The following is an attempt to separate fact from fiction.

1. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence.
According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. Researchers find that people serving time for violent crimes typically consume less media before committing their crimes than the average person in the general population. It's true that young offenders who have committed school shootings in America have also been game players. But young people in general are more likely to be gamers — 90 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls play. The overwhelming majority of kids who play do NOT commit antisocial acts. According to a 2001 U.S. Surgeon General's report, the strongest risk factors for school shootings centered on mental stability and the quality of home life, not media exposure. The moral panic over violent video games is doubly harmful. It has led adult authorities to be more suspicious and hostile to many kids who already feel cut off from the system. It also misdirects energy away from eliminating the actual causes of youth violence and allows problems to continue to fester.

2. Scientific evidence links violent game play with youth aggression.
Claims like this are based on the work of researchers who represent one relatively narrow school of research, "media effects." This research includes some 300 studies of media violence. But most of those studies are inconclusive and many have been criticized on methodological grounds. In these studies, media images are removed from any narrative context. Subjects are asked to engage with content that they would not normally consume and may not understand. Finally, the laboratory context is radically different from the environments where games would normally be played. Most studies found a correlation, not a causal relationship, which means the research could simply show that aggressive people like aggressive entertainment. That's why the vague term "links" is used here. If there is a consensus emerging around this research, it is that violent video games may be one risk factor - when coupled with other more immediate, real-world influences — which can contribute to anti-social behavior. But no research has found that video games are a primary factor or that violent video game play could turn an otherwise normal person into a killer.

3. Children are the primary market for video games.
While most American kids do play video games, the center of the video game market has shifted older as the first generation of gamers continues to play into adulthood. Already 62 percent of the console market and 66 percent of the PC market is age 18 or older. The game industry caters to adult tastes. Meanwhile, a sizable number of parents ignore game ratings because they assume that games are for kids. One quarter of children ages 11 to 16 identify an M-Rated (Mature Content) game as among their favorites. Clearly, more should be done to restrict advertising and marketing that targets young consumers with mature content, and to educate parents about the media choices they are facing. But parents need to share some of the responsibility for making decisions about what is appropriate for their children. The news on this front is not all bad. The Federal Trade Commission has found that 83 percent of game purchases for underage consumers are made by parents or by parents and children together.

4. Almost no girls play computer games.
Historically, the video game market has been predominantly male. However, the percentage of women playing games has steadily increased over the past decade. Women now slightly outnumber men playing Web-based games. Spurred by the belief that games were an important gateway into other kinds of digital literacy, efforts were made in the mid-90s to build games that appealed to girls. More recent games such as The Sims were huge crossover successes that attracted many women who had never played games before. Given the historic imbalance in the game market (and among people working inside the game industry), the presence of sexist stereotyping in games is hardly surprising. Yet it's also important to note that female game characters are often portrayed as powerful and independent. In his book Killing Monsters, Gerard Jones argues that young girls often build upon these representations of strong women warriors as a means of building up their self confidence in confronting challenges in their everyday lives.

5. Because games are used to train soldiers to kill, they have the same impact on the kids who play them.
Former military psychologist and moral reformer David Grossman argues that because the military uses games in training (including, he claims, training soldiers to shoot and kill), the generation of young people who play such games are similarly being brutalized and conditioned to be aggressive in their everyday social interactions.

Grossman's model only works if:

* we remove training and education from a meaningful cultural context.
* we assume learners have no conscious goals and that they show no resistance to what they are being taught.
* we assume that they unwittingly apply what they learn in a fantasy environment to real world spaces.

The military uses games as part of a specific curriculum, with clearly defined goals, in a context where students actively want to learn and have a need for the information being transmitted. There are consequences for not mastering those skills. That being said, a growing body of research does suggest that games can enhance learning. In his recent book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, James Gee describes game players as active problem solvers who do not see mistakes as errors, but as opportunities for improvement. Players search for newer, better solutions to problems and challenges, he says. And they are encouraged to constantly form and test hypotheses. This research points to a fundamentally different model of how and what players learn from games.

6. Video games are not a meaningful form of expression.
On April 19, 2002, U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. ruled that video games do not convey ideas and thus enjoy no constitutional protection. As evidence, Saint Louis County presented the judge with videotaped excerpts from four games, all within a narrow range of genres, and all the subject of previous controversy. Overturning a similar decision in Indianapolis, Federal Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner noted: "Violence has always been and remains a central interest of humankind and a recurrent, even obsessive theme of culture both high and low. It engages the interest of children from an early age, as anyone familiar with the classic fairy tales collected by Grimm, Andersen, and Perrault are aware." Posner adds, "To shield children right up to the age of 18 from exposure to violent descriptions and images would not only be quixotic, but deforming; it would leave them unequipped to cope with the world as we know it." Many early games were little more than shooting galleries where players were encouraged to blast everything that moved. Many current games are designed to be ethical testing grounds. They allow players to navigate an expansive and open-ended world, make their own choices and witness their consequences. The Sims designer Will Wright argues that games are perhaps the only medium that allows us to experience guilt over the actions of fictional characters. In a movie, one can always pull back and condemn the character or the artist when they cross certain social boundaries. But in playing a game, we choose what happens to the characters. In the right circumstances, we can be encouraged to examine our own values by seeing how we behave within virtual space.

7. Video game play is socially isolating.
Much video game play is social. Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends. Thirty-three percent play with siblings and 25 percent play with spouses or parents. Even games designed for single players are often played socially, with one person giving advice to another holding a joystick. A growing number of games are designed for multiple players — for either cooperative play in the same space or online play with distributed players. Sociologist Talmadge Wright has logged many hours observing online communities interact with and react to violent video games, concluding that meta-gaming (conversation about game content) provides a context for thinking about rules and rule-breaking. In this way there are really two games taking place simultaneously: one, the explicit conflict and combat on the screen; the other, the implicit cooperation and comradeship between the players. Two players may be fighting to death on screen and growing closer as friends off screen. Social expectations are reaffirmed through the social contract governing play, even as they are symbolically cast aside within the transgressive fantasies represented onscreen.

8. Video game play is desensitizing.
Classic studies of play behavior among primates suggest that apes make basic distinctions between play fighting and actual combat. In some circumstances, they seem to take pleasure wrestling and tousling with each other. In others, they might rip each other apart in mortal combat. Game designer and play theorist Eric Zimmerman describes the ways we understand play as distinctive from reality as entering the "magic circle." The same action — say, sweeping a floor — may take on different meanings in play (as in playing house) than in reality (housework). Play allows kids to express feelings and impulses that have to be carefully held in check in their real-world interactions. Media reformers argue that playing violent video games can cause a lack of empathy for real-world victims. Yet, a child who responds to a video game the same way he or she responds to a real-world tragedy could be showing symptoms of being severely emotionally disturbed. Here's where the media effects research, which often uses punching rubber dolls as a marker of real-world aggression, becomes problematic. The kid who is punching a toy designed for this purpose is still within the "magic circle" of play and understands her actions on those terms. Such research shows us only that violent play leads to more violent play.

Henry Jenkins is the director of comparative studies at MIT.


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Gee, James. What Video Games Have to Tell Us About Learning and Literacy. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Grossman, David. "Teaching Kids to Kill." Phi Kappa Phi National Forum 2000.

Heins, Marjorie. Brief Amica Curiae of Thirty Media Scholars, submitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit, Interactive Digital Software Association et al vs. St. Louis County et al. 2002.

Jenkins, Henry. "Coming Up Next: Ambushed on 'Donahue'." Salon 2002.

Jenkins, Henry. "Lessons From Littleton: What Congress Doesn't Want to Hear About Youth and Media." Independent Schools 2002.

Jones, Gerard. Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-believe Violence. New York: Basic, 2002.

Salen, Katie and Eric Zimmerman. Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Sternheimer, Karen. It's Not the Media: The Truth About Popular Culture's Influence on Children. New York: Westview, 2003.

Wright, Talmadge."Creative Player Actions in FPS Online Video Games: Playing Counter-Strike." Game Studies Dec. 2002.

Habra que leerlo

MIT's Jenkins dispels eight video game myths

What we think and what we should know

By Nebojsa Novakovic: Thursday 15 December 2005, 00:10
IN HIS revealing essay, Professor Jenkins details the finer points of perception and myth.

Video games are new, culturally speaking, and plenty of opinions abound. Our conception of video games can't keep up with their development.

Jenkins' essay is based on extensive research and covers eight myths including 'only kids play video games,' 'girls don't play video games,' and 'video games make their players violent.' In fact, four of the eight paragraphs discuss violence and video games, so it might better be described as a five-point essay.

However, the emphasis on myths of violence is not unwarranted, since there are many arguments out there and much legislation in the works regarding the topic.

I personally find myth six "Video games are not a meaningful form of expression" to be the most disturbing, at least for Americans. Jenkins writes, "On April 19, 2002, U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. ruled that video games do not convey ideas and thus enjoy no constitutional protection."

Does this mean that anything can be deemed to convey no ideas by a court and be taken out from under the protection of the first amendment? Can paintings and songs be legally censored via this loophole? And if something doesn't convey ideas, how in the world could it convince people to commit acts of violence? Since video games supposedly do that to too.

I hope Jenkins' well-founded article is taken seriously by law makers and parents alike. The vast canyon between perception and research data regarding video games is in dire need of a bridge. µ

Secuela asegurada

En la pagina de marvel venía algo. más o menos así:

¡4 por 2 = 7/4/07!

Ok, so my math’s a little off, but fans can rejoice because Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four, are back on the big-screen in a sequel to this year’s blockbuster feature film, set to debut July 4, 2007! The original four cast members will reunite with director Tim Story and writer Mark Frost. The first film, which earned over $150 million dollars, was credited with saving not only the world from Dr. Doom, but the U.S. Box Office from a record-breaking 19-week losing streak. Who will the FF save next? Keep checking for more updates!

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Paramount buys rival Dreamworks
DreamWorks co-founder Steven Spielberg
Spielberg's more recent films have been released on DreamWorks
Hollywood giant Paramount Pictures has bought one of its best-known rival studios, Dreamworks SKG.

Viacom, which owns Paramount, has agreed to pay $1.6bn (£914m; 1.36bn euros) - more than $1bn in cash, plus taking over Dreamworks' debts.

It gives the company the talents of one of the most famous filmmakers in the world, ET director Steven Spielberg.

And it appears to show that even a top name like Spielberg cannot create a new independent film studio these days.

Dreamworks was established 11 years ago to combine three talents in the world of film, animation and music - Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Spielberg is known around the world for directing huge Hollywood hits like Jaws and Schindler's List.

Geffen had been a top record producer and Katzenberg a leading light at Disney.

NBC outbid

By buying Dreamworks, Paramount has now acquired an impressive library of films, which includes Gladiator, American Beauty, and Saving Private Ryan.

It reportedly plans to sell off the library, expecting it to fetch $850m to $1bn.

The deal does not include Dreamworks' animation studios - the creators of hits such as Shrek - but it does include the right to distribute already-made animated Dreamworks films.

Paramount will also take over a television division with long-running popular shows like Spin City.

NBC Universal, a unit of GE, had offered $900m but was outbid. Last Friday, it was given an extra hour to improve on its offer but walked away.

BBC North America business correspondent Guto Harri says Viacom hopes the deal will enable it to establish Paramount as an industry leader.

He adds that for Dreamworks, the deal is the final proof that despite the talents involved, the company has failed to become the ambitious media conglomerate that it had once hoped to be.

Recent Dreamworks films include Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and War of the Worlds - coincidentally a joint production with Paramount.

Spielberg and Geffen will reportedly stay with the company.

Thursday, December 8, 2005


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Reacciones en el nido

La culpa es nuestra: Blanco

En conferencia de prensa, Cuauhtémoc mostró su molestia por la forma en que se perdió con Tigres.
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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, diciembre 6, 2005. ‘Fue lamentable lo que pasó, se nos complicó el partido y no lo creíamos, cayeron tres goles muy rápido. Pero hay que ver que nos enfrentamos a un equipo que sabíamos iba a ser muy complicado, como fue porque a Tigres hay que darle su mérito porque jugó muy bien’.

De esta manera nuestro delantero, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, resumió lo sucedido en el Azteca el domingo pasado en el juego ante Tigres, aceptando que ellos son los únicos culpables del fracaso por los errores que cometieron.

‘Estamos bastante dolidos y molestos por la forma en que se perdió, creo que nos confiamos y cuando quisimos ya no pudimos, ahora hay que trabajar fuerte y prepararnos para el próximo torneo’, abundó.

Nuestro atacante señaló también que no estuvieron concentrados los 90 minutos y reconoció que viven uno de los peores momentos porque de nada les sirvió ser superlíderes ya que no lograron el campeonato y además fueron eliminados de la Copa Sudamericana.

‘Estamos conscientes de lo que pasó, pero el futbol da revanchas, y hay que trabajar para estar más atentos’.

De igual manera, el Temo dijo sentirse triste por la afición, sobre todo porque ‘pudimos haber hecho más y llegar a la final. Estábamos cerca de otro título, tenemos un gran plantel, pero se nos complicó el partido. Nos sentimos tristes por nuestra afición y estamos en deuda con ella’.

Por último, sobre la continuidad de nuestro técnico Mario Carrillo en el timón, Blanco indicó que desconoce la situación y reconoció que el estratega realizó un buen trabajo.

‘Hay que esperar la decisión que tome la directiva y ver que la culpa es de todos y no solamente de él’, puntualizó.

El Améric a y Carrillo ya no son un item

La decisión ha sido tomada
Carrillo, fuera del América

La decisión ya fue tomada: Mario carrillo deja la dirección técnica del América.
Aunque la información oficial será ofrecida en los próximos días, una vez que regrese de Europa Guillermo Cañedo, presidente del club, es un hecho la separación de Carrillo.
A Mario, quien está hospitalizado y es objeto de análisis médicos, se le reconoce, la conquista del título en el Clausura 2005, la corona del Campeón del Campeones y, también, la impresionante serie de 28 juegos sin derrota que hilvanó el equipo tan sólo en el torneo de liga.
Sin embargo, en la decisión de prescindir de sus servicios han obrado en contra los desempeños del equipo en la Liga (Apertura 2005) y en la Copa Sudamericana, competencias en las que no se consiguieron las metas; y el declive del equipo en épocas recientes, cuando cayó seis veces en los últimos nueve encuentros.
La derrota por 4-1 con Tigres y la consecuente eliminación de la liguilla fue la gota que derramó el vaso.
El cambio de técnico, de hecho, forma parte de la reestructuración global que se ha implementado desde hace tiempo en el América, en cuya primera etapa ha tenido mucho qué ver la labor de Carrillo.
De ahora en adelante, se van a mencionar muchos nombres como posibles sustitutos de Carrillo, pero nada se conocerá en forma oficial sino hasta el regreso de Cañedo, quien acudió a Leipzig para, en su condición de directivo de la Concacaf, presenciar el sorteo del Mundial de Alemania.
sólo en el torneo de Liga.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005


Este año (donde la ganona fue la conclusión de STAR WARS) sólo resta ver dos peliculas de esas que se suelen estrenar en verano.

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Ya saben, un remake de la original dirigida por el Ex panzon Peter Jackson(se encargara de HALO) que espera tener la mitad del exito de su trilogía LOTR, y tiene buenos elementos para lograrlo, digo, es un tema que a casi todos nos llama la atención, cuenta con grandes efectos especiales, no va a tener mucha competencia y en esas fechas mucha gente no sabe que hacer on su tiempo libre.

Y.....chaka cha chan

La primera de las cronicas de Narnia (no sabemos cuantas vaya a llegar al cine), voy a ir a verla este viernes y ya les contare
Nunca he leido los libros (no sabia ni de su existencia)
No es un tema que me guste o llame la atención, pero primero debere ir para juzgar

Mi hobbie favorito

Junto con los comics...y los videojuegos...y la lectura....y. ...bueno ya

Ustedes saben que el cine me encanta.
Y cuando se puede ver un crossover entre mis hobbies como las peliculas de los personajes más populares de los años 80 (todavía hoy en día siguen bien cañones) o de mi amado SPIDEY.

Pues bueno, desde que se anuncio que Kelsey Grammer (AKA FRASIER) iba a ser Hank Mckoy/Beast en X3, el mundo Image Hosted by ImageShack.usha querido saber como se veria y que tan bien representaria la muy peculiar forma de hablar del Mutante ambidiestro (si soy un geek,,y) , ya tenemos un primer Trailer donde se nos confirma que (maldita sea¡¡¡) X3 no sera acerca de Phoenix, pero parece que aún asi habra muchas razones para verla:

  • Colossus lanzando a Wolverine (Si son lo suficientemente viejos o tienen comic de la epoca de Byrne sabran a que me refiero
    the fastball special
  • Angel abre sus alillas y Beast aparece en el WAR room
  • Xavier dice :"Because the fate of many depends on a few," Xavier says, "we must make a last stand."
Aparecera y luchara en taquilla con la pelicula del codigo Da vinci,(que ya se desde hoy que va a romper record de taquilla, el libro es malo, pero "de perdis" estan leyendo, aún así hay huevones que van a ir a ver lapelicula para saber de que esta hablando todo el mundo.

Bryan Singer se fue a dirigir SUPERMAN RETURNS, parece que los X no lo extrañan (ojala)

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Cosas que me gustaría comprar

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cosas que no tienen precio es por ejemplo esta imagen de los gatos de la unam
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Monday, December 5, 2005

New mammal' seen in Borneo woods

In the dense central forests of Borneo, a conservation group has found what appears to be a new species of mammal.

WWF caught two images of the animal, which is bigger than a domestic cat, dark red, and has a long muscular tail.

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Local people, the WWF says, had not seen the species before, and researchers say it looks to be new.

The WWF says there is an urgent need to conserve forests in south-east Asia which are under pressure from logging and the palm oil trade.

The creature, believed to be carnivorous, was spotted in the Kayan Mentarang National Park, which lies in Indonesian territory on Borneo.

The team which discovered it, led by biologist Stephan Wulffraat, is publishing full details in a new book on Borneo and its wildlife.

"You don't find new mammals that often, and to do so must be extraordinary," said Callum Rankine, head of the species programme at WWF-UK.

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"We've got camera traps there, which are passive devices relying on infra-red beams across forest paths," he told the BBC News website.

"Lots of animals come past - it's much easier than pushing through the forest itself - and when an animal cuts the beam, two cameras catch images from the front and back."

Not a lemur

So far, two images are all that exist. But they were enough to convince Nick Isaac from the Institute of Zoology in London that the animal may indeed be new.

"The photos look most like a lemur," he told the BBC News website. "But there certainly shouldn't be lemurs in Borneo."

These long-tailed primates are confined to the island of Madagascar.

"It's more likely to be a viverrid - that's the family which includes the mongoose and civets - which is a very poorly known group," Dr Isaac said.

"One of the photos clearly shows the length of the tail and how muscley it is; civets use their tails to balance in trees, so this new animal may spend chunks of its time up trees too."

That could be one reason why it has not been spotted before. Another could be that access to the heart of Borneo is becoming easier as population centres expand and roads are built.

The WWF says this is the heart of the issue. It accuses the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia, which each own parts of Borneo, of encouraging the loss of native jungle by allowing the development of giant palm oil plantations.

Last week Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, chief minister of Sarawak, the larger Malaysian state on Borneo, said that such claims are unfounded and part of a smear campaign.

He told the BBC News website that palm oil plantations are mainly sited on land which had previously been cleared for cultivation or are in "secondary jungle".

But the WWF says species like the new viverrid - if new viverrid it be - are threatened by such development.

It is concerned that other as yet unknown creatures may go extinct before their existence can be documented.

The group is planning to capture the new species in a live trap so it can be properly studied and described.

No falta en salir alguien que diga que es un Alien o algo así,
Tantas especies que desaparecieron el siglo pasado y este animalillo acaba de aparecer, ¿se imaginan que hubiera permanecido escondido todo este tiempo?

¿Por que no cambiamos al pendejo de Plantas Termicas y lo cambiamos por una especie extinta?

Sunday, December 4, 2005

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Nos pasaron encima, maldita suerte
esos cabrones ni merecian pasra a la liguilla

Murio el águila

Hoy es un día feliz para el hijo de la verga de Jose Ramon Fernandez
El América igual que hace tres años fue eliminado en casa por un equipo norteño
Pero ahora es peor porque esos cabrones no merecían ni estar aqui

El piojo tuvo un ultimo torneo muy malo
Navia ya esta más en españa que aqui
¿por que ?
Si Tigres nos hubiera barrido no dolería tanto

Saturday, December 3, 2005

América...Y Ya!!!!

El asunto esta así, el américa fue infinitamente superior y no jugo bien a unos Tigres que dieron su mejor partido desde que llego BatoclettiImage Hosted by, aun así el marcador de 3-1 no es suficiente y el América no tiene nada asegurado, de cualquier manera podemos decir que lo mejor de los tigres estuvo a las orillas de la canchaImage Hosted by y diganme que no, esta mujer que se ve tan sanota es lo unico de lo que pueden presumir los regios, vean nada más esa garras.Image Hosted by ImageShack.usVolviendo al tema que nos compete,Kleber metio un gol cuando América apenas lograba sacudirse el dominio de los Tigresluego Pavel hizo MAGIA Image Hosted by ImageShack.usy el ave de las tempestades cerro la cuenta

Sólo este des a graciado de Julio Cesar le dio alegría al corazón TigreImage Hosted by

El arbitro no marco penal sobre Kleber cuando el partido iba 0-0Image Hosted by
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Thursday, December 1, 2005

América,AMérica y Ya

Pues ya vieron
El América gano a Tigres
Comentaremos que no se que pretendia lograR Tigre cambiando el uniforme (es una costumbre molesta que el América tuvo cuano lo dirigía Alfio Basile, precisamente porque de un 3-0 en contra en casa de Tigre había alcanzado a empatar 3-3, aunque al final tigres gano con un gol del mudo Olalde)

El pártido empezo muy trabado, muy tactico, los Tigres dominaron alrededor de 20 minutos, luego el américa despues de un susto ,afortunadamente davino logro evitar el gol de Tigres.

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Desde ahi América se apropio del partido y no tardo mucho en caer el 12vo gol de Kleber en este Torneo biggrin.gif

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Estaban los felinos viviendo buenos momentos, con muy buen ritmo y un futbol muy agradable. Al 27’ hubo otro aviso con una media vuelta de Gaitán en el área, bellísima, pero otra vez arriba por poco.

Sin embargo, América comenzó a salir poco a poco, se ajustó, adelantó a Torres y fue equilibrando a marchas forzadas el partido. La jugada que inició esta reacción fue un tanto aislada, pero muy peligrosa cuando al 28, Kléber sacó un tremendo disparo desde 25 metros que rozó el portero, pegó en el poste y milagrosamente la pelota le dio en los pies de Edgar Hernández y se quedó muerta sin meterse al arco.

Para el minuto 33, ya el juego estaba metiéndose en una ida y vuelta equilibrada, y el brasileño Kléber tocó la puerta con un arribo por la izquierda que no pudo definir al querer cambiar el perfil entre mucha gente, ya muy cerca del arco al 38’. La reacción de las Águilas era ya un hecho y a diferencia de Tigres, ellos si trasladaron sus arribos al marcador.

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Al minuto 40’, Pável tomó el balón por la derecha y centró perfecto, poniendo la pelota adelantito para que cayera entre los dos centrales, exacto para que Kléber remate implacable de cabeza. Fue el 0-1.

En el segundo tiempo el América domino aún más a los Tigres, la afición estaba fría y el golazo de Pavel Pardouser posted image los denfrio aún más, pues los Tigres estaban poniendole mucho empeño pero el Divino (que es el que preocupa) no aparecia.

Despues de puro chiripa cayo el Tercero de AMérica, de los Botines de Cuauhtemoc Blanco, si merecian el tercer gol, pero este cayo por displicencia del defensa

Para finalizar el partido Tigres se encontro un gol cuando el América había realizado dos cambios

Por Tigres descontó el también brasileño Julio César, al minuto 76’.

The lord of the bricks

Navegando por Ocmex me tope con un link a esta cosa llamada "El señor de los ladrillos"

Tres Ladrillos para el Rey Elvis en el cielo.

Siete, para los Enanos Malditos en casas de adobe.

Nueve, para los Hombres Mortales que mueren o fallecen en las garras de la muerte mientras perecen condenados a morir.

Uno, para el Señor Oscuro, Sobre el Trono Oscuro, en una Oscura Montaña de una oscura Tierra en una oscura noche bajo un oscuro cielo cargado de oscuras nubes azotadas por oscuros vientos provenientes de oscuros mares (realmente oscuro)

Un Ladrillo para atontarlos a todos. Un Ladrillo para encontrarlos, un Ladrillo para atraerlos a todos y atarlos en las tinieblas en la oscura tierra del oscuro señor del oscuro trono en la oscura noche de la oscura bla bla bla bla.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ardillas Voladoras

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¿de que trata superman returns?

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), SUPERMAN RETURNS stars newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Blue Crush), James Marsden (X2: X-Men United, The Notebook), Frank Langella (HBO's Unscripted), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest), Parker Posey (Best in Show), Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City), Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (Beyond the Sea, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Jon Peters production in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions, a Bryan Singer film, Superman Returns, starring BRANDON ROUTH, KATE BOSWORTH, JAMES MARSDEN, FRANK LANGELLA, EVA MARIE SAINT, PARKER POSEY, SAM HUNTINGTON, KAL PENN and KEVIN SPACEY. Directed by BRYAN SINGER, the film is produced by JON PETERS, BRYAN SINGER and GILBERT ADLER. The executive producers are CHRIS LEE, THOMAS TULL and SCOTT MEDNICK. The co-producer is STEPHEN JONES. The screenplay is by MICHAEL DOUGHERTY & DAN HARRIS, and the story is by BRYAN SINGER and MICHAEL DOUGHERTY & DAN HARRIS. The director of photography is NEWTON THOMAS SIGEL A.S.C.; the production designer is GUY DYAS; the film is edited by JOHN OTTMAN and ELLIOT GRAHAM; the costume designer is LOUISE MINGENBACH; and the music is by JOHN OTTMAN. The film is based upon Superman characters created by JERRY SIEGEL & JOE SHUSTER and published by DC Comics.

Superman Returns will be released on June 30, 2006 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Monday, November 28, 2005

a mingar a su chadre

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's government has been ousted in a no-confidence vote.

Canada's three opposition parties united against his Liberal Party, which has been mired in a corruption scandal.

Mr Martin will seek the dissolution of parliament on Tuesday, and a date for a general election - thought likely to be 16 or 23 January.

Recent polls suggest Mr Martin's Liberals will take most votes in the election - but will not win a majority.

In parliament on Monday evening the opposition voted by 171-133 to bring down Mr Martin's government.

Mr Martin said he would visit Governor General Michaelle Jean on Tuesday to ask her to dissolve parliament, after which the election date would be announced.

Lost support

His government has only been in power for 17 months, but has failed to shake off a scandal dating from a previous Liberal administration.

In the late 1990s C$100m ($85m; £50m) of public money was paid by the Liberal government to advertising agencies, for little or no work in return.

Canadian PM Paul Martin

It has been alleged that Liberal officials demanded kickbacks for awarding the contracts.

Mr Martin is not implicated in the scandal, but the opposition says he has lost all moral authority.

The prime minister fought off a no-confidence motion in May by a single vote, but lost the support of the New Democrat party earlier this month following a row over private health care spending.

The New Democrats joined the Conservatives and the Bloc Quebecois in bringing the latest motion after Mr Martin rejected their ultimatum for an early election in February.


The vote will now take place a month earlier, in the depth of the bitterly cold Canadian winter, meaning the election campaign will run over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

It will be the first winter campaign in 26 years.

Mr Martin and his government will stay in office until the election is held.

Some pundits say the campaign is likely to be bitterly fought, on the evidence of the heated rhetoric flying around in recent weeks.

Conservative leader Stephen Harper accused the Liberals in Quebec of links with organised crime.

The Liberals denounced such "false smears" and threatened to sue.

In the most recent polls the Liberals score about 36%, against 31% for the Conservatives, suggesting the Liberals - in power since1993 - will have to govern with the help of opposition parties.

The Liberals say they will campaign on their economic record, having wiped out a huge budget deficit, and seen the economy boom and unemployment fall to a 30-year low.


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Thursday, November 24, 2005



Superman regresa a la tierra despues de su odisea en Superman II

Es el experimento que veremos el año que viene en SUPERMAN RETURNS, el director de las dos primeras X-MEN los abandono y se fue a dirigir las aventuras del último hijo de Krypton.

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El demostro que se puede hacer una buena pelicula de superheroes en el 2000 con X-Men y ahora tiene al primero y al más grande en sus manos

Monterrey - América

Este sabado se vuelven a ver las caras, es el partido más interesante de la jornada, el torneo pasado el Monterrey le quito lo invicto al América.

Este torneo es el duelo en la cima, se vera de que esta hecho el América, los dos ya tienen lugar en la liguilla,Monterry sera segundo si vence al América o si los albañiles no ganan y los Necaxistas tampoco.

El América no recibe bien las pausas en el torneo, cuando fallecio el papa el torneo pasado, suspendieron sus partidos (no se para que) ahorita con las dos semanas del México Vs México, otra vez paro y el Atlante lo hizo ver mal, además de que nos lesionaron "Los Rojas", la liguilla esta a la vuelta y el América se puede dar el "lujo" de perder este partido, ojala lo encaren con profesionalismo y nos podamos dar una idea de como esta el equipo.

En la liguilla podriamos ver a :
Tecos ...mhh, junto con Necaxa son los mejores de la segunda mitad del torneo
Chivas....Ojala pinches perras con cuernos se colaran a la liguilla, (así ya no pasa tecos XD)

Bueno, otro atractivo sera ver a Kleber luchar por el titulo de goleo, a diferencia de Walter Gaitan que debe primero pensar en su equipo, en el américa todos pueden jugar para "El Negro", lamentablemente "El Temo" no va a jugar por estar suspendido, eso ultimo es bueno porque ya saben como es la gente cuando el América sale a provincia.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


NVTempLogger Nvidia Temperature Logger

18 November 2005

NVTempLogger is a free utility which can record your Nvidia graphics card's temperature in the background as you play games, benchmark etc. and save the results to a log file. This allows you to view your temperature fluctuations and see the maximum temperatures it reaches when under full load during a game for example.

Firefox 1.5 RC3 Released

18 November 2005

Firefox Release Candidate 3 (RC3) has been released. Read more about it here. So far everything has been cool for me with the various pre-release versions of Firefox 1.5, and I recommend this update if you already run Firefox 1.5 - use the built-in updater to get it (Help Menu>'Check for Updates'). The final release version of Firefox 1.5 should be out any day now, so keep an eye open for it as it will be well worth the upgrade for all Firefox users given the improvements under the hood.

Windows Genuine Advantage on Firefox

18 November 2005

I just read at that Microsoft have released a plugin-in for Firefox which allows it to run the Windows Genuine Advantage check. What does this mean? It means that you can now use Firefox to download certain MS downloads which require the WGA check, but it doesn't mean you can run Windows Update on Firefox as yet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

LLego la modernidad

Presenta Telmex servicio de videollamadas


Presenta Telmex su nuevo servicio de videollamadas, con el que se podrán ver imágenes a través de la línea telefónica
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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, nov. 15, 2005.-Teléfonos de México (Telmex) dio a conocer su nuevo servicio videollamada, con el cual hace realidad la llegada de las imágenes a través de la línea telefónica tradicional.

En conferencia de prensa, el director general, Jaime Chico Pardo, y el Comercial y de Servicios Masivos, Andrés Vázquez del Mercado, presentaron esta novedad como parte de una evolución natural que la firma debe seguir para mantenerse competitiva.

"Esta evolución nos permitirá ahora llegar a los mercados masivos, pues incluso se pretende instalar en las casetas públicas y llegar así a comunidades rurales", manifestó Chico Pardo.

En general, la competencia y la misma evolución tecnológica nos ha obligado a presentar este tipo de servicios, haciéndolos cada vez más accesibles, dijo.

Este servicio será prestado por primera vez en todo el continente americano, ya que además de Italia y Grecia, sólo México lo ofrecerá.

Resaltó que este es el inicio de la aplicación de servicios de este tipo, dado que su evolución será de gran utilidad para la sociedad porque se aplicará en servicios de educación a distancia, telemedicina y otros.

“Primero queremos atender bien al mercado mexicano antes de instalarlo en otros países, aunque no se descarta que en los próximos meses esto se lleve a cabo, pero primero hay que asegurar la eficiencia de las redes para poder ofrecerlo", expresó Vázquez del Mercado.

Destacó que con este servicio la telefonía fija supera la celular, dado que Telmex cuenta con redes fijas veloces.

Comentó que en un futuro cercano se podrá también videograbar mensajes para ser enviados por el mismo aparato, conectarse a determinadas cámaras remotas para observar el tráfico o el estado del clima y hacerlo compatible con el resto de los servicios de la telefónica.

El director Comercial de Telmex anunció que en breve también presentarán este servicio en Estados Unidos, con la finalidad de acercar a quienes radican en ese país con sus familias en México.

Aclaró que las inversiones para este lanzamiento son parte de los recursos aplicados en los últimos años para la modernización de las redes, que superan los 200 millones de dólares anuales sólo para el incremento en el ancho de banda de la red de transporte de datos.

Que mamadas

No se que pasa con el mundo

1.- Estan creandoles falsas expectativas a los pacientes de sida con la posible Cura.

2.- Estados Unidos dice que si le da mantenimiento a los F-16 basurientos que le vendio a Venezuela.

3.- País que gobernado por un payaso va a romper relaciones con este país gobernado por un indio que usa botas con traje, que abre el Hocico como Hugo Sanchez.

4.- La mujer más fea del mundo, o sea, Elba esther le dice a Madrazo "Haré todo para que tú no seas Presidente de México, sería lamentable para el país"

5.- Mi maestro de Aire Acondicionado no sabe que (a-b) (a+b) da (a2 - b2)

6.- En México por enesima vez se van a pasar de *endejos con el doblaje y presencia abrumadora de Harry Potter en Español.

7.- Otra vez Unos 300 jóvenes toman la prepa 5, controlan el acceso y exigen la destitución de su director, y del director de preparatorias, Héctor Herrera

8. Las llamadas de los Jetsons ("Los supersonicos" para los que fueron a escuela Publica XD,yo también fui)
Presenta Telmex su nuevo servicio de videollamadas, con el que se podrán ver imágenes a través de la línea telefónica.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Chirac clama por la paz

Chirac in new pledge to end riots

French President Jacques Chirac

French President Jacques Chirac has pledged to create opportunities for young people in an effort to prevent any resurgence of urban violence.

In his first major speech since rioting began, Mr Chirac spoke of a "crisis of meaning, a crisis of identity".

He condemned the "poison" of racism, and announced measures for the training of 50,000 youths in 2007.

Mr Chirac said he would uphold law and order by bring rioters to justice and cracking down on illegal immigration.

He also confirmed that the government of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin would ask parliament to extend an emergency law allowing the imposition of curfews in towns across the country.

The president spoke as police and local authorities around France waited anxiously for proof that the prolonged period of violence is coming to an end.

Some 284 cars were burned on Sunday night, down from a peak of over 1,000 a week earlier.

A measure of calm has returned to Paris, although there was trouble in Toulouse and some remote towns.


Speaking at the Elysee Palace in front of the flags of France and the EU, Mr Chirac said the wave of violence had highlighted a "deep malaise" within French society.

How many CVs are thrown in the waste paper basket just because of the name or the address of the applicant?
Jacques Chirac

"We are all aware of discrimination," the president said, calling for equal opportunities for the young and rejecting suggestions of a US-style quota system.

"How many CVs are thrown in the waste paper basket just because of the name or the address of the applicant?"

He was quick to defend the rule of law, sternly criticising those who turned to violence to vent their anger.

"Many French people have difficulties, but violence never solves anything. [If] one belongs to our national community one must respect the rules."


France would respond to the violence, Mr Chirac insisted, by staying faithful to the values of the Republic.

He called the rioters "sons and daughters of the Republic", but warned that respect among all French nationals was crucial to the long term strength of the nation.

Jena-Marie Le Pen
About 300 protesters joined a rally led by Le Pen

"We will never build anything long-lasting without fighting this poison of racism."

Mr Chirac also warned that parents must work hard to ensure a respect for the law among their children.

"The justice system has been alerted," he added.

"Everyone must know that the law cannot be broken with impunity."

On Monday evening the far-right leader Jean-Marie le Pen led a protest against France's immigration laws.

Addressing a crowd of about 300 National Front supporters he criticised France's immigration policies.

"We let in 10 million foreigners over 30 years - it's wild insanity. No country can handle that invasion," Mr Le Pen said.

He said that France was now "paying the bill" for its "mad and criminal immigration from the Third World."