Mandriva Flash 4GB Released


From Mandriva’s press release today:

Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go. 2008 Mandriva Flash includes a new functionnality: ezBoot which reboots under Linux without going through BIOS settings, and the double utilization of Windows and Linux system.

Mandriva Flash 4GB provides a full-featured system – Mandriva Linux 2008 KDE- that requires no installation, on a bootable USB key. All you have to do is plug in the USB key, turn the PC on and the Mandriva Linux OS is ready to use, with all you need for office work, Internet and multimedia tasks. System configuration, preferences and data are all saved on the key.

Includes these apps and plug-ins:

  • ezboot
  • KDE
  • MozillaFirefox
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • Java
  • FlashPlayer
  • RealPlayer
  • Skype

Stir-Fried Wikipedia

A little Engrish makes it’s way onto a Beijing restaurant menu. How ’bout this appetizing menu:

  • Stir-Fried Wikipedia
  • Stir-Fried Wikipedia with pimentos
  • Steam eggs with Wikipedia



The Continued Search For Yeti

Destination Truth is a program on the Scifi channel, they’re a weekly adventure series that invites viewers along on one man’s search for the truth while he investigates stories of the unexplained across the globe.

Recently, while searching for evidence of Yeti, aka the Abominable Snowman, they think they found something while filming for their 2008 Spring season near Everest at an altitude of over 9,000 ft.



Scifi’s Re-imagining of Oz: Tinman


Scifi channel has remade The Wizard of Oz with their own take on the classic movie from 1939, which in turn was based on a book from 1900 by Robert Halmi Sr. The reviews by those that got a sneak peek at the new rendition already appear to be mixed, though for the most part are fairly positive if you’re not a die hard fan of the original film.

“It’s postmodern, more like Indiana Jones than a fairy tale,” said Zooey Deschanel, who is the new ‘Dorothy’ — the role made famous by Judy Garland in the original OZ — though in this version she’s is a disaffected, motorcycle-riding waitress called ‘DG’.

Along the way DG meets creatures and crises that never crossed Garland’s path in OZ, which in this version is O.Z. for the Outer Zone.

Fans of the original film will recognize the classic scarecrow in the air-head Glitch, the cowardly lion in the wolverine-human psychic Raw and Dorothy’s little dog in the shape-shifter Toto.

There’s a wizard of sorts in Richard Dreyfuss’ vapor-sniffing Mystic Man.

There’s also a yellow brick road, although — in keeping with the O.Z.’s shadowy, retro-futuristic look — it barely glimmers.

And the title character is an ex-cop called Wyatt Cain played by Neal McDonough, known as the tin man for his tin badge. This version’s tin man is a much more embittered character than the metal man from the the original OZ.

Kathleen Robertson plays the wicked witch Azkadellia in “Tin Man”, this is her pic below from the set. Doesn’t it look like they recycled the costume from something out of Flash Gordon? The gowns show off her curves and the necklines plunge to reveal chest tattoos that morph into flying Mobats, or monkey bats, which do Azkadellia’s bidding.

Wicked Witch


The Real Reason Old, Famous, Rich People Don’t Use The Internet

ZDNET talks about the rich and famous old folks that publicly brag about not having a computer, not using the internet. Donald Trump, Larry King, Ted Turner, etc..

Why is this?

Short answer, they have had a long life of assistants doing things for them, they have no need to take a dependency on something as manually intensive as typing on the computer when someone else can do it.