Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunrise over the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Please click on image to expand. The Blue Ridge Parkway is noted for its scenic beauty and runs for 469 miles (755 km), stretching from Virginia to North Carolina. [Image Source]

The dad who wanted a son instead

Please click on image to expand. This guys is seen throwing overhand to a toddler. Prompting many on the internet to comment that probably this guy wanted a son. The toddler of-course thinks 'Screw this'. No one throws overhand to a toddler, regardless of age. Please find below the video that is the source for this GIF, video starts at 00:46. [Gif Source]

Stunning pics form Mt. Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina

Please click on image to expand. Monte Fitz Roy is a mountain located near El Chaltén village,in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. These beautiful pics were taken during April during the fall. The best time to photograph the sun's golden light falls on all of nature. [Image Source here, entire album here]

These are the types computers used in movie and music piracy

Please click on image to expand. So if you're wondering how piracy of movies and music videos are done in counties where it's rampant. There is something called 'Cloning Towers'. What these are, are PCs setup for the sole purpose of burning DVDs and CDs. A pirate will buy an original movie and then rip it and mass burn it using these towers. Use one of these towers and in 30 minutes you have 8 clones. You can see some of the CD trays are open. This is because after cloning the discs, the trays will open to make for easy removal and inserting of new discs. These look like desktops but they are not; basically no OS and no video. Just a little text screen and a lot of CD burners. [Image Source

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Meet the smart band from Microsoft.

Microsoft have released a new wearable health device, powered by Microsoft Health. The wearable tie-in and Sync with other fitness apps, to give you health inputs. The device runs for 48 hours on a single charge and can be worn both night and day. They have also released the iOS App and Android apps for the same. Microsoft says the device can track your daily heath and keeps learning more about you. Eventually able to give you guidance and behave like a personal fitness trainer. The band will cost $199 according to the New York Times and will be available for purchase in all Microsoft stores and the companies website starting Thursday 30/10/2014. Visit the Microsoft website to learn more.

7 of the world's most famous diamonds all in one place

Please click on image to expand. This rare exhibit of 7 of the world's most famous diamonds was made possible by the Smithsonian Institute, The Steinmetz group and the Gemological Institute f America. The big one with pure coloration is the De Beers - millennium Star. Which is the world's second biggest top colored diamond. Flawless both internally and externally, pear shaped diamond. The others are tinted a little as impurities and defects replaced some carbon atoms during growth. [Image Source]

This little house on the prairie animation is just so relaxing

Please click on image to expand. This little gif is just so relaxing. The gentle smoke rising from the chimney and the quiet and peace of its surroundings is simply calming. [Image Source]

This pool dunk is amazing [Vine]

Ever seen a group of guys coordinate and do a basketball dunk in a pool? this one's for you. A slide and trampoline is used as props. Apart from that is just an amazingly nice vine. enjoy!!!

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" -- Extended trailer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This is what an ATM Card Skimmer looks like

Please click on images to expand. Reddit user Wujubird visited an ATM, and was smart enough to realize that the whole front panel had been replaced with a Skimmer. Basically what a Skimmer does is records your ATM Pin and then can match it to your card number. This is information is stored within a chip in the Skimmer.This these scamners can later use for fraudulent activities. To protect yourself the next time you use an ATM. Look at the front panel and make sure everything is in place. If there are any cracks anywhere, then there is a problem. The pic above you notice that the place you insert your card is protruding out. This is not normal. Also the phone jack does not fit properly. Also if you notice anything suspecious about the pad you are about to punch you information on. It's safer to call the bank and not use the ATM. There is a seal on each front section of every ATM machine. Look to make sure there is nothing broken and odd and ends of plastic sticking out. The pics below show you the slot where you inset your card sticking out and not like any normal machine, as seen in the last pic. This skimmer was placed by replacing the whole front panel on this machine. [Source here and Here]

Little girl accidentally launches her fairy into the fireplace

This video is an AFV prize winner, and we're sure it should be. Cute and funny, enjoy!!!!

Beautiful countryside near Shenandoah not far from Harrisonburg, Virginia

Please click on image to expand. It seems Virginia offers many a beautiful photo opportunity especially during fall sunsets. [Image Source]

Harness Your Demons, a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

Please click on image to expand. [Image Source]
Bonus Quote: Damn it, Bones, you’re a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away! I need my pain!
-Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

The moment when you realize you forgot your wallet