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|Posted by Ali Al-Smadi on May 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM||comments (1)|
Hey everybody, this is something that amazed me, the awesome artwork of Mr Randy Boni (Artist, and craftsman) here are some pictures bellow, please post any comments or questions bellow the article.
|Posted by Ali Al-Smadi on April 29, 2012 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
I know this is not the best list but a lot of these are nice, Enjoy.
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|Posted by Alex on April 23, 2012 at 9:20 PM||comments (26)|
I'm sure that you have all heard of the song "Friday" by Rebecca Black. That song went viral with a lot of negativity. The music video received over 167 million views on YouTube; with a large portion of those views resulting in dislikes.
Soon enough, the song "Friday" was dubbed as the 'Worst Song Ever'. The teen pop singer rose to fame when her mother paid over $4000 to have the single with a music video released. The title, 'Worst Song Ever' stuck for more than a year, until a new 'Worst Song Ever' was released by two teen girls singing about how difficult being 'hot' is.
The team of girls call themselves "Double Take" and are portrayed by Drew Garret and Lauren Willey. With over a million views already, the music video follows them singing to a rather techno-ish beat about the difficulties of being hot. The strange thing is, the song began being compared to "Friday" even though they are different and non-related.
This song may have hurt many ears, but songs like this attract many critics. According to the negativity, the most annoying line in the song, "Hot girls, we have problems too. We're just like you, except we're hot" brings anger among the community due to its repeat, discrimination against 'non-hot' people, and general stupidity. Rebecca's song basically received an award because it is no longer the worst song ever; compared to this song, "Friday" sounds wonderful.
The song has been added to the site for you to judge, and you can view it by clicking the link below:
|Posted by Alex on April 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (2)|
Larry Ellison, is the CEO and founder of Oracle. The company, Oracle is best known for owning Java. Java is a programming language that is used in many devices, ranging from computers to smart phones. Oracle is taking Google to court for infringing seven patents that they own. This hot legal water has been boiling since 2010 when the company filed the lawsuit against the giant search engine.
Oracle has claimed that Google's popular Android mobile operating system has stomped and broken over seven patents and copyright claims relating to Java. The programming language was acquired by Oracle back in 2010 when it was purchased from Sun Microsystems. Google has dismissed the allegations, arguing that none Oracle's patents are getting infringed and that they cannot copyright certain parts of Java.
When Oracle first attempted to take legal action it was originally seeking $6.1 billion in damages for intellectual property rights that were infringed by Google. However, the giant internet search giant has managed to successfully lower Oracle's claim down to just two patents and nearly $1 billion in damages.
The court case, is one of the biggest such tech lawsuits to date and promises some fireworks between the two companies, regardless of who wins. Many people wanted to be a part of the jury to get a glimpse of how things will turn out. The legal battle is expected to last over eight weeks.
Google's Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Larry Page is expected to be one of the first witnesses to take the stand. Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle and third richest man in the United States is also expected to make an appearance. No matter who wins the lawsuit, both companies will still have tension and their beliefs.
|Posted by Ali Al-Smadi on April 15, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
We Have teamed up with Masala, this is a group of professional musicians, they make chill music, it's not very famous but everybody who knows them, loves them. Alex and I will start to add their videos, they have 100+ videos, it will take us some time but should be done in less than a week, I will add another post when we're done, this band will have their own page.
|Posted by Alex on April 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM||comments (2)|
Did you know that GTA a.k.a. Grand Theft Auto is an extremely popular video game franchise? Did you know that nearly every GTA game receives perfect or nearly perfect reviews? Did you know that as of 2011 Grand Theft Auto has sold over 114 million copies of their games?
Yes, that's right this article is about Grand Theft Auto; but more specifically, it's about GTA V - the upcoming video game in the series. Grand Theft Auto 5 was announced back in October, 2011, with its first trailer being released a week later. The trailer released by Rockstar Games confirmed that the game will be set in a re-imaged present day Los Santos in the state of San Andreas.
GTA games are inspired and are based off of locations that exist in our world for example: GTA Vice City was based off of Miami, GTA San Andreas was based off of Los Angeles, Los Vegas, and San Francisco, GTA IV was set in Liberty City is based off of New York City. GTA V will be heading back to the state of San Andreas with only Los Santos (based off of Los Angeles) and the surrounding country side being featured.
It is Rumored that the protagonist will be Albert De Silva (possible leak from IMDB which has already been removed, and may be casted by Ned Luke). The trailer may have been less than two minutes long but it revealed a good amount of detail such as: Convertible cars, utility vehicles, emergency vehicles (police), jet skis (new), assault rifles with silencers (not 100% confirmed), buyable houses (possible), and the possible return of flyable planes.
Another interesting feature is that players may be able to import their character data to GTA V from Rockstar's other game, Max Payne 3 via Social Club. The game is rumored to have a more advanced wanted level system and is also rumored to be over five times larger than Grand Theft Auto IV. The only way to find out what's true and what's not is to wait until the game comes out.
You can view the trailer of the upcoming game here:
|Posted by Alex on April 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM||comments (2)|
From all of us here at Wikiforums, we wish everyone a wonderful, joyful, blessed Good Friday and Easter. We also hope that everyone has a fun, and safe weekend. Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, while Easter is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. As this is can be considered as a holiday, there will be no new articles from me until Tuesday at the earliest.
Once again, I wish everyone a blessed Good Friday and a joyful Easter.
|Posted by Ali Al-Smadi on April 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM||comments (2)|
Tornadoes touched down near the Dallas-Forth Worth area Tuesday afternoon, tossing tractor trailers like toys and causing widespread damage to homes and other structures.
One tornado was spotted on the ground five miles east of downtown Dallas, the National Weather Service said. All flights at Dallas-Fort Worth airport were grounded and passengers and airport employees were moved into shelters as the storm system spawned multiple funnel clouds.
Wikiforums got a video from CNN affiliate WFAA broadcast dramatic footage of the scene, showing tractor trailers being lifted and tossed through the air like matchsticks. Ominous clouds filled the skies, making it as dark as night.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, but a spokeswoman for Dallas County said she had heard of damage throughout the area.
Tarrant County spokesman Mark Flake confirmed damage in the city of Arlington along Interstate 20. The extent of the damage was unclear and officials are continuing to assess the situation.
"Both storms right now are getting bigger. They both have been rotating, and they both have significant possibilities of damage on the ground heading into DFW," he said.
The weather service urged people in the area to move to a bathroom, closet or hallway on the lowest floor of their buildings and take cover.
BTW I'm in school typing this, we had to do the Duck And Cover procedure.
|Posted by Alex on April 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (2)|
Another article, just like I had as promised last Friday. This article may not have originated in the U.S.A. but you have to understand that I write about interesting and fascinating topics. This article will give a depressing start to the week.
According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal suicide rates have been increasing in girls between the age group of 10 to 19, and 10 to 34 . Back in 2008, suicide was one of the leading causes of death in Canadians between those ages. When compared to previous studies, suicide rates in in teens and young adults were considered stable with no significant increase or decrease. What is so special about this study is something you may ask? Well, it basically means that more innocent females are resorting to suicide to take all of the pressure off that the world is putting on them.
However, this is different for males in the same age group as the suicide rate has been decreasing for them. There is one thing in common between the both sexes, the method of suicide. The leading method of suicide is suffocation; however due to the increasing popularity of the "choking game" where teens attempt to induce a "high" effect by temporarily depriving their brains of oxygen, may have caused the cause of death to be misclassified.
The study's publishers have concluded by saying, "The prevalence and influence of the Internet and social media in the lives of young Canadians cannot be discounted in this discussion and warrants further research to understand its risks related to suicide. The term 'cyber-suicide' has evolved to describe the numerous websites, chat rooms and blogs promoting suicide and suicidal ideation. Such sites are obviously troubling; yet, paradoxically, the Internet and social media also hold potential benefits for the prevention of suicide." Do you think it's a coincidence that females have a higher suicide rate, or is it just the amount of corruption that exists in our society in present day?
|Posted by Alex on March 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
There have been no new articles in over a week during my absence; which is a shocker, because it makes me surprised that no one here came out with any decent articles at all. But that's about to change because I have a wonderful article, and there will be another new article on Monday.
I am sure you have all heard of a sweet tooth, it gives you that craving and taste for sweet delicacies. A recent study conducted has found that meat-eating mammals do not have a sweet-tooth. According to the study, animals that lack sugar in their diet may lose the ability to taste it. When Gary Beauchamp and his co-workers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia began looking at DNA samples, they were not sure what they were looking for in the animals' receptor genes.
In an interview with the team they said, "At the time, the feeling was that the cat was a very unusual anomaly among mammals in that it didn't respond to sweets. But we wondered if the cat represented something that had happened many times." The majority of the DNA samples were provided by the San Diego Zoo, and it was found that sea lions and hyenas were among the most affected by the non-functioning Tas1r2 receptor. This study demonstrated the effect on an animal based on its diet.
This shows that it is possible for any mammal to lose some sort of taste over a very long period of time. Although this generally means that humans have a slight chance of loosing the taste of sugar over time, this would be highly unlikely because there is a trace of sugar in almost everything we eat. At the time I first learned this I was shocked because of the joyful taste of sugar we experience is not felt by the carnivores in the animal kingdom.