Thursday, October 09, 2008

US Debt Clock Runs Out Of Digits.

The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure.

The digital counter marks the national debt level, but when that passed the $10 trillion point last month, the sign could not display the full amount.

The board was erected to highlight the $2.7 trillion level of debt in 1989.

The clock's owners say two more zeros will be added, allowing the clock to record a quadrillion dollars of debt.

Douglas Durst, son of the late Seymour Durst - the clock's inventor - hopes to replace the Manhattan clock with its lengthier replacement early next year.

For the time being, the Times Square counter's electronic dollar sign has been replaced with the extra digit required.

For its part, the digital dollar symbol has been supplanted by a cheaper version - perhaps a sign of the times for the American economy.

Some economists believe the $700bn bail-out plan for ailing US financial institutions could send the national debt level to $11 trillion.

Damn. And yet we thought the US is a gigantic goldmine.

Hilary Duff "Think B4 You Speak" Campaign Ad

Totally Agree with her.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Louis Vuitton Damier Geant

I would so love to get my hands on one of these Louis Vuitton Damier Geant bags.
Damn, in my dreams.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Philips reveals 56-inch Quad Full 3D HDTV in Hollywood

On the slim chance that a 52-inch, no glasses needed full quad HDTV wasn't swank enough for you, Philips is one-upping itself at the Biz-Ex conference in Hollywood. This 56-inch monstrosity is hailed as a Quad Full Autostereoscopic 3D HDTV, which means that it packs a slightly absurd (in a good way, of course) 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and can churn through data at an alarming rate. Additionally, Philips is promising that this one can produce up to 46 views at once, which should go a long way in making the third-dimension a lot more believable on TV.

Yesterday, Philips unveiled these Quad Full Autostereoscopic 3D HD TVs (see pic below) at a 3D event in Hollywood, after years of development. Quad Full TVs push through data at such a fast rate that they increase a display’s screen resolution to a truly sick 3840x2160 (or 8.29 million pixels), four times the number of pixels of the highest HDTV standard.

That's important for 3D-focused screens, because the data speed and high resolution is a must to create believable, high-quality 3D images.

The large collection of pixels produce images take advantage of the same ol' right-left human optical trick, and its speed slaps the images together at once. This creates a large viewing angle (160 degrees) and a very high image contrast. Otherwise, the images wouldn't pop out of the screen -- they'd look transparent and uselessly weak.

There's no definitive release date just yet, but it'll probably run upwards of $25,000 whenever it's ready for prime time.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
Although i'm not a Muslim, i still wished that i was at home, celebrating with my Muslim friends,
amid all the chaos in the cabinet.

Still, i missed my ketupat, rendang, lemang, satay, kari etc..........

Josh Hoge

I bumped across this singer-songwriter whom i haven't really heard of before, other than he did a remake of the High School Musical hit; Breaking Free. Anyway, i downloaded his album and was surprised at how good he is on his material. Lead single, 360 is inspiring, but it is the song Stay Away which swept me off my feet, literally.

Check his album out if you're into artists like Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw and the likes. Most songs have this really chill out, old school vibe, and his sexy voice matches perfectly with the arrangements. I heard some of his songs were produced by Ne-yo and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.

Perfect companion for a cool, rainy day.