Review for UP in Disney Digital 3D

14 10 2009

Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

Just went to see UP in 3D with my girlfriend. First thoughts are that the glasses while providing some comedic moments of themselves are rather annoying, although I thought that I did look Ronnie Barker-ish with them on. Slick.

Well, enough with the glasses and onto the movie.

The movie begun with a short clip with some clouds delivering babies to storks to take to the lucky parents. Hmmm, i thought to myself, this may cause some sort of anatomical confusion for kids in the future.. Or perhaps not if people keep dressing their 5 year old like a slapper.

Ha, I diverge.

Anyway the movie soon started. I would warn you right now, perhaps most kids don’t have the same emotional development as me (although my girlfriend would disagree), but the start (while setting up the rest of the movie) is very very sad.

Firstly the main character, a young kid at the start, meets a young girl who he shares an interest in adventure for. Montage to the future where they fall in love, get married and grow old together. He swears to her (cross your heart) that he will take her to paradise falls. Paradise falls is a place in South America where their favourite adventurer brought back monster bones from.

The movie then sets off on a whirlwind adventure across the rain forests of south america with our main character, now an old man, constantly fighting his feelings of needing to do the right thing in favour of trying to fulfill his promise to his dead wife, awwwww.

The movie comes full circle when he finds a message left from his wife that says he should move on, he then stops fighting his will and forgets about paradise falls. He goes on to finish the movie with a fairytale ending.

Overall, I would give this movie a 8. Really really good, just not quite there, i think a 7 for the 2D version.

Not any particular bad points, although I did feel there was something wrong.

If you have any ideas on what that could be then add a comment





What’s wrong with Twitter

4 10 2009
Twitter is rather useless to be honest, though it is somewhat addictive

Well, I have officially ‘twitted’ (or twittered, I’m not sure on the accepted conventions yet) twice in my 5 hour twittering career.

I honestly find twitter to be a rather useless, though unexpectedly addictive experience. I will continue to post anything I find entertaining in the hope that someone else will enjoy it.

Anyway, if your reading this then please vote in the poll below and we’ll see what everyone else thinks.

If you answered yes to the above then fill in this poll also.

If yes to this, or even if u just feel like it, then please leave a comment on why.

Comment, rate, link…





I’m now on Twitter, gasp

4 10 2009

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Im now on twitter, the links in the blogroll on the right of the page. For more general sarcasm and ranting, bias nonsense.





Is that bird trying to mate… or kill you

4 10 2009

I was perusing the bbc news site today and came across this video, quite amazing really. Apparently it’s a mating ritual though to me it looks like the bird is trying to kill him.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8281382.stm





I’m Back also Broadband is not fit for the future

3 10 2009

Hello and welcome back, I’m sorry to anybody who would have regularly checked this blog in the past for the long break in articles I have written.

Today I was reading through the bbc news website and I found this;

A study of the global state of broadband has put the UK 25th out of 66 countries in terms of the quality and reach of its networks. … The UK was listed among countries whose broadband is “meeting needs for today”.

As someone who uses the internet to a largely ludicrous degree in comparison to the “average” person, i realise the obvious paradox here, I find this article largely useless and without basis. The article as illustrated above claims the current British internet infrastructure to be fit for today, without meeting the needs for the future. In my strung out and hugely bias opinion I find this to be absurd.

The articles integrity is failed by the simple fact that it does not explain exactly what and how the current infrastructure is meeting the needs of today. Does this mean the internet in Britain is quick enough and can handle the bandwidth for everyone to check their emails and the bbc news website a couple of times a day, does it mean we can download movies within minutes at higher than HD quality. The problem with defining this yard stick of internet usability is that what is acceptable and usable to one person is not necessarily the same for another, and why would it be?

So for the people who conducted this study to tell me that my internet is acceptable is laughable considering the broad range of uses and users the internet currently has. I also find that they can predict how much bandwidth and speed we will require in the future to be absurd also as website designers and developers largely use the mean current internet speed as the yardstick for how rich the content on their websites will be, thus making it available to the 50%tile of users.

My conclusion to this is that the internet is a dynamic and ever changing entity, how can we predict how much bandwidth we will require in the future? Even to predict what is acceptable in the present day is difficult and unrealistic. In my opinion there could never be enough bandwidth and infrastructure.





MMMM… Politics (I Heart Sarah Palin) (But not her politics)

15 09 2008

It’s definitely not her politics, her stance on abortion, her sometimes redneck (lol) comments on guns etc.

(Well she is a Republican)

So..

Why is Sarah Palin so hot?

I’m pretty sure it’s the combination of the glasses, formal clothes and attitude.

Let me know what you think.

I think its the whole Tony Soprano fixation with his psychologist, “you cover yourself up with those suits but you can tell that underneath you’ve got a rockin’ body”.

And now for most the men, and some the women 🙂 –

Mmmmm... Tasty

Mmmmm... Tasty

The Democrats and doomed to fail when there equivalent is Hilary Clinton AKA Dusty Snatch.





The new Macbook Air. My first thoughts.

20 01 2008

Macbook Air


So it’s that time of the year again, macworld has just finished and the onslaught of new apple product reviews will ensue, grabbing some completely unearned reads comments and traffic for blogs … …
 
And I will be no different.
 
So I’ll start on looks. Well, what can I say. I didn’t think that they could improve on the macbook/pro design, but they have. I think the very thin form of the machine makes it very sleek, I also like that they kept the simplicity that the macbook has. And the black keyboard sets everything off nicely. 
 
 
Macbook Air Elevation 

Now onto features. 
 
Both laptops come with multi-touch. Multi touch is the same way the iPhone is controlled and has been given critical acclaim. 
 
Basic spec. is 1.6GHz core 2 duo and 2Gb memory with a 80Gb hard drive.
 
Ok, so for £1200 you could get way, way more.
 
The top end version gives you a 1.8GHz core 2 duo with 2 Gb of memory and a 64Gb solid state hard drive for £2028.
 
So, again the mantra is “wheres the money going?”.
 
Well. I have to say that whether this new computer is a bit rubbish and overpriced depends on the way you look at it.
 
I suppose they’ll be loads of people thinking those exact things. And I hear sony has been doing exactly this.
 
But you need to look at the way I see it (self involve much? . . . well, Yes).
 
The macbook air isn’t really a marketing laptop, designed to make money for the company. It seems more to me to be a push forward in development and technology.
 
After the macbook air it seems unreasonable for a laptop maker to make anything even close to the size they make right now. It would also be reasonable to assume that more laptops will become available with SSHD’s making accessing files and copying and moving large files alot faster than current disc based drives. 
 
Another way to look at  it is in about a year to 2 years time most other affordable laptops will have features like this and will be around this size.