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The King’s Speech (2010)

Storyline The story of how a speech therapist helps King George VI of Britain to overcome his dreaded stammer. Cast Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter My Rating 9/10 [Excellent – Watchable again and again] My Say Excellent acting. Excellent direction. Wonderfully subtle British humour. IMDB Review The King’s Speech

Limitless (2011)

Storyline A down and out writer gets hooked onto a “clear magic pill” called NZT  that enables him to use 100% of his brain, thereby providing him almost limitless capabilities. Cast Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro My Rating 7/10 [Good – Watchable at least once] My Say Not a clichéd storyline.  Good acting by Bradley
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Eat Waste Save Animals!

I just watched an interesting documentary titled Britain’s Really Disgusting Food hosted by Alex Riley. This documentary exposed the use of MRM in the production of a variety of frozen meat products. The main topic of this documentary was Mechanically Recovered Meat (MRM). MRM is produced by removing all the good portions of meat (breast,
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e-Newsreader: The future of the news(paper)?

If e-reader manufacturers optimize e-readers for reading news (i.e. provide an easy transition from the ubiquitous newspaper), then this would be the first step towards the decline of the newspaper print media and a great stride forward in the digital age. There are several e-readers available, with sparking a lot  of interest with its
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Disposable email – Use and forget

Have you provided your personal email account when registering on websites using email confirmation? Have you hesitated to provide comments on blogs, forums, etc. because of fear of having to provide your personal email address? Of course, you always have the option of registering a free email account just for this purpose, but this means
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Grab videos (legally) with graboid!

If you’re a movie buff and want quick and cheap (not free) access to loads of movies (even HD movies) and don’t want to risk torrents, then graboid video is well worth a try. I’ve registered for Gold Membership ($14.99 for a month allowing 50 GB of movie downloads) for a month to check it
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Sun CST and Net Connect cause high cpu utilization

Problem: Solaris hosts indicate high cpu utilization caused by Sun’s CST (cstd.agt) and Net Connect (srsproxy) processes.   Background: Configuration and Service Tracker (CST) and Net Connect are tools provided by Sun Microsystems for proactive system management at a customer site. The software processes launched by these tools run on SOlaris hosts and regularly send
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CET – What you see is what your customer sees

Is service fine? What’s the impact to service? These are some of the key questions often asked by IT management in relation to their company’s IT services. In many cases, attempts are made to answer these questions by checking various system health monitors. In rare cases, these questions can be answered accurately by directly asking
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Henry’s hand of God

Last week, France beat the Republic of Ireland to make it to the FIFA world cup in South Africa next year, consequently preventing the Irish from qualifying. However, France’s victory was highly controversial given that their winning goal was made possible by Thierry Henry’s hands. Henry prevented the ball from going past the goal line
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India’s Senas – worse than UK’s BNP

Yesterday, the Shiv Sainiks attacked the offices of the news channel IBN Lokmat in retaliation to the channel’s remarks against the Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. This is yet another attack by the far-right Shiv Sena after several attacks on the media over the years, for any remark passed against the party. As per the
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