My favourite album 2007

November 2, 2007

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Amarok while playing 1973 by James Blunt

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All The Lost Souls by James Blunt

back_to_bedlam
Back To Bedlam by James Blunt

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Sean Kingston by Sean Kingston

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It Won’t Be Soon Before Long by Maroon 5

minutes_to_midnight
Minutes To Midnight by Linkin Park

shock_value
Shock Value by Timbaland

the_best_damn_thing
The Best Damn Thing by Avril Lavigne

From BBC:

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Ferrari’s Felipe Massa sits on pole, while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who can also win the title, is third

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Meanwhile, Germany’s Ralf Schumacher is given a farewell present from his Toyota team ahead of his final race for them

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A dramatic start sees Raikkonen overtake Hamilton going into the first corner, but Massa retains the lead

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However, all the action is happening behind where Alonso pressures Hamilton and has the better line for turn three

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And the Spaniard goes through, but Hamilton unnecessarily tries to re-take at corner four, runs wide and drops to eighth

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Hamilton suffers further problems on lap eight when he struggles to find his gears and drops back to 18th place

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Massa and Raikkonen go away at the front while Hamilton scythes his way through the field to take 10th on lap 33

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But the British driver’s day takes another turn for the worse when Raikkonen takes the lead after a pitstop on lap 53

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If Raikkonen wins the race, Hamilton must finish at least fifth to stop the Finnish driver from taking his first world title

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And the Ferrari driver does take the chequered flag but he faces an anxious wait to find out if he has done enough

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Alonso can snatch the title if he finishes second, but the Spaniard comes home over a minute adrift in third

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And Hamilton can only finish seventh, meaning Raikkonen wins the title by one point from the British driver

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It is a sixth victory of the season for the 28-year-old who wastes no time in starting the celebrations

Wowowowow…!!!!! It’s unbelievable. Raikonen won the title. It’s one of the hundred possibilities.

The score before the race:

  1. Hamilton 107
  2. Alonso 103
  3. Raikonen 100

Score from the race:

  1. Raikonen 10
  2. Alonso 6
  3. Hamilton 2

So the final score:

  1. Raikonen 110
  2. Alonso 109
  3. Hamilton 109

Is this the greatest season of F1?

ubuntu
LONDON, October 15, 2007 – Canonical Ltd. announced today the upcoming availability of version 7.10 of the Ubuntu Server, Desktop, Kubuntu and Edubuntu Editions. All will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.

New features since Ubuntu 7.04

Desktop 3D effects
Compiz Fusion is enabled by default and will bring 3D desktop visual effects that improve the usability and visual appeal of the system. Ubuntu 7.10 automatically detects whether the hardware is capable of running compiz; if not, it falls back to normal desktop. Additional effects can be enabled in “System/Preferences/Appearance” under the “Visual Effects” tab. There you can also disable the effects entirely.

Desktop search
desktop_search

Fast user switching
user

Fully automatic printer installation
printer

And many more. For more information, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/710tour

BBC, Google is the brand that has gained the most in value over the past year, according a survey of global brands.

The report from Interbrand found that Google’s brand value had risen 44% in the past 12 months to $17.8bn (£8.8bn), which put it in 20th place.

Coca-Cola came top of the league for the seventh year running, despite its value falling 3%.

Nokia is the highest-ranking brand from outside the US, while American brands made up more than half of the top 100.

The brands are valued using sales and a consideration of how important the brand is in the sector.

In soft drinks, for example, branding is considered very important, while it is much less important to people buying garden tools.

The biggest faller was Ford, whose brand value fell 19%, putting it at number 41 in the league.

The report says that Ford’s long-term decline demonstrates how an iconic brand can lose its way.

It highlights the carmaker’s permanent discount policy in the US as a factor that has eroded the value of its brand.

BEST GLOBAL BRANDS 2007

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. Microsoft
  3. IBM
  4. GE
  5. Nokia
  6. Toyota
  7. Intel
  8. McDonald’s
  9. Disney
  10. Mercedes-Benz

Battle for F1 2007 Title

October 15, 2007

After Hamilton’s crash at Chinese Grand Prix two weeks ago, the battle for the 2007 title are getting hotter. Brazilian Grand Prix is the last circuit and the judgment day between Hamilton, Alonso and Raikonen. Let’s take a look at their competitive points:

  1. Hamilton 107
  2. Alonso 103
  3. Raikonen 100

As usual, my wish goes to Ferrari which means to Raikonen. Good luck the Fin!

BBC just reported that Google powered more than half of all search requests carried out around the world in August, according to a report.

A global study by analysts comScore revealed that more than 61 billion searches were performed by more than 750 million users in the month.

Users performed more than 37 billion searches via Google, more than all the other major search engines combined.

Yahoo was the second most used engine, followed by Baidu, the Chinese language search engine, the report said.

“Seeing Asian search engines like China’s Baidu.com and Korea’s NHN ranked alongside Google and Yahoo underscores the fact that search has become a truly global phenomenon,” said Bob Ivins, executive vice president of international markets at comScore, in a statement.

NHN was the fifth most used search engine, according to the story, just behind Microsoft.

The study revealed that most search activity happens in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes countries such as China, Japan and India.

More than 258 million unique users in the region carried out 20.3 billion searches in August, said comScore.

Europe had the second largest total of searchers (210 million), followed by North America (206 million).

“The search market in the Middle East-Africa region is the most underdeveloped thus far, with the fewest searchers (30 million),” said the report.

TOP SEARCH SITES – AUGUST*

  • Google sites 37 billion searches
  • Yahoo sites – 8.5 billion
  • Baidu 3.2 billion
  • Microsoft sites 2.1 billion
  • NHN 2 billion
  • eBay 1.3 billion
  • Time Warner 1.2 billion
  • Ask 743 million
  • Fox 683 million
  • Lycos 441 million
  • Total worldwide searches: 61 billion

*Source: comScore

openSUSE
The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies.

openSUSE 10.3 will be supported with security and other serious updates for a period of 2 years.

This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more! Read on for details of what is new and available in openSUSE 10.3, and for all the necessary download links.

Beautiful Green Artwork
openSUSE10.3

KDE 3.5.7
kde

1-Click Install
1-click-install

Compiz and Compiz Fusion
compiz

OpenOffice.org 2.3
openoffice

For more information, visit http://news.opensuse.org/?p=400

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