Sunday, October 12, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Not any more. The first fully electric, plug-in cars are about to hit New Zealand's streets and their performance is likely to turn the heads of even the biggest sceptic.
In November, Hyundai will become the first local car manufacturer to offer a zero-emission, electric car.
The cars will be retro-fitted locally, meaning their electric motors will be fitted after the petrol or diesel engine they arrive with, is taken out.
It is a version of the car that can be plugged in beside the toaster at home with no special plug required and the amount of electricity required to fully charge its batteries will not be too much more than using that toaster.
It costs about $2 per hundred km to run and has zero emissions.
So, what's the catch? The electric vehicle has the same acceleration and power as its petrol or diesel equivalent but it does have a lower top speed of around 120kph.
Power steering, air con, tow bar, air bags all come as standard features.
The battery costs around $3000 to replace, but only needs replacing about 3very eight years and they are fully recyclable.
The only real catch is the car's range and battery charge time.
It has a range of 120 km and a quick charge of anywhere between 1.5 and 3 hours which gives you 80% of battery life or about another 90km so it is perfect for the city commuter, but long distance is out of the question.
The cars cost around $40,000 NZ Dollars.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Some of the features announced at BlizzCon 2007 include:
- Level cap raised to 80
- Battle with the Lich King at the Frozen Throne
- One new playable class: Death Knight
- A new continent: Northrend
- The creation of a new profession: Inscription
- Profession level cap raised to 450
- New items, quests, dungeons, creatures, spells and weapons
- Siege weapons and destructible buildings (for PvP)
- New character-customization options, including new hairstyles and dances
- A non-instanced Battleground
- Improved Graphics Engine (applied to shaders, flame effects, water appearance and detailed shadows)
- New factions including the Speartusk and the Taunka, a racial cousin to the Tauren
Subsequent features announced or confirmed by Blizzard include:
- Achievements for both the expansion and existing content
- New non-inventory storage for Mounts, Vanity Pets, and battleground, arena, and raiding tokens.
- Built-in threat meter
- New Calendar feature
- Ability to link professions via chat
Several new instances will be included in the expansion pack. Another instance will appear in the Caverns of Time, set during the human campaign of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, in which Prince Arthas massacred the townspeople of Stratholme because they were infected by the plague. Many new 5-man, 10-man, and 25-man dungeons will be located in Northrend, including:
- Utgarde Keep - An instance in the Howling Fjord filled with the Vrykul, a Viking-like race devoted to serving the Lich King. It has two wings - Utgarde Keep, and Utgarde Pinnacle.
- Azjol-Nerub - The contested capital of the Nerubian race of spider-people.
- Icecrown Citadel - Players will battle Arthas the Lich King, the ruler of the Undead Scourge.
- Naxxramas - An updated version of the original Naxxramas, redesigned to cater for 10 and 25 man content.
Blizzard has also confirmed a new instance hub called the Nexus, home of the Blue Dragonflight, which will contain at least three instances. The first, a low 70s instance set in Ice Caverns, the second a high level instance seeing the player and their group face enemies on floating rings, and a final raid instance against the Blue Dragon Aspect Malygos, which takes place in a rift in the sky. It has also been confirmed that all raid instances included with the expansion will be both 10-man and 25-man versions. It has been stated that the quality of loot in 10 and 25 man versions will differ (i.e. 10 man version will be Tier 7, 25 man would be Tier 8)
At BlizzCon 2007, Blizzard also announced the debut of Hero classes, a long awaited feature to World of Warcraft. Hero classes will consist of classes from Warcraft III that were too strong to play from level one or could not fit a primary class role. Currently, Blizzard has confirmed only one Hero class: the Death Knight. In an interview with one developer, he said that for the time being there is only one hero class, though more will be introduced in future expansions.
The Death Knight is the first announced Hero class for World of Warcraft. Death Knights, according to Blizzard developers, will be able to fulfill the tank and DPS roles sufficiently. Death Knights can use plate armor and new rune weapons like Runeswords and Runeaxes, but they cannot use shields. According to an interview, a Death Knight's summoned pets will be more similar to a Priest's Shadowfiend, a Mage's Water Elemental, or a Druid's Treants in that they are pets with a set duration. In the current beta stage death knights that have put a specific number of talent points into the Unholy Tree are granted full control over their ghoul like a hunter's or a warlock's pet (the ghoul is still set duration). The Death Knight will also be gaining the use of a new item called Sigil's which will be similar to a Shamans Totem slot, paladin's libram or a druids Idol.
Players who purchase Wrath of the Lich King will not be able to create a first-level Death Knight. Instead, players will be able to create one level 55 Death Knight on each realm if they have a character on any realm whose level is 55 or greater. Players who already meet this requirement will be able to create Death Knights at launch; others will be able to create one as they level to 55 on their other characters. Newly created Death Knights will begin with a full arsenal of spells and abilities. Both the Alliance and Horde factions will have access to the class, and may be of any race.
Instead of relying on rage, energy, or mana, the Death Knight will use a new resource system: runes, which will be displayed under the player portrait. The Death Knight has two of each rune available for use and after they are used they enter a ten second "cooldown" period before they can be used again. Currently each tree has talents that help speed up the cooldown on a certain set (blood, frost, unholy) of runes. With specific talents the Death Knight can also turn their runes into Death Runes which can be used as any of the three separate runes.
The Death Knight will also require an additional resource called Runic Power to cast some of their more powerful spells. Runic Power works similar to a warriors Rage in that it slowly builds up during combat (unlike warriors the Death Knight must cast spells requiring runes to gain runic power) and will decay over time when out of combat.
The profession of Inscription is similar to the profession of Enchanting. However, Inscription permanently enhances the attributes of players' spells and abilities. For example, an "Inscriber" could take the Fireball spell, and give it the ability to knockback or daze an enemy. Inscribers will accomplish this by creating Glyphs that other players can put into their glyph spots (reached by opening up the talent tree and clicking on Glyphs. Glyphs can range from increasing the duration of Sap, reducing the cool down for Sprint, increasing the critical strike chance of Eviscerate etc. (all examples are for the rogue class)
Blizzard has announced that they will be revamping World of Warcraft's graphics engine to some degree with the release of the new expansion. For example, the developers are experimenting with a new shader to use in areas containing ice, also the fire effects and shadows in the game will be improved to seem more realistic.
Release of content patch
On August 25, 2008, Blizzard Poster Eyonix announced a release of a content patch which includes many of the new features in the expansion. This is similar to the way patch 2.0 was applied before The Burning Crusade.
That was all copied from wikipedia.com.
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade's release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions. We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:
As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.
- New class spells and talents
- Stormwind Harbor
- Barbershops in capital cities
- Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
- Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
- Guild calendar
- Hunter pet skill revamp
- New profession: Inscription
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
FREE HOUSE WANTED.
You could also make a donation towards a free house for me by clicking the paypal button on this site and using your credit card to donate the money. It's not really charity i'm enterprising.
FREE HOUSE WANTED.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
So thats all the news. I got a new tv so i've got 2 tvs now. It's a 21" cheap one. Also got a new DVD Player. So got 2 DVD Players now. Also a new hard disk drive. 640Gb. Gives me 1.1 terrabyte of storage on my computer. Also got a cheap 5.1 surround sound speaker system. Cheap one.
Had a few hits from google on my no effort what so ever Pet Rock Shop. Most were searching for "Pet Rocks For Sale". I only set the site up to see if I would get any hits. I'd have to put more work into it to maybe sell a rock. Don't know how I would package a rock to send overseas if someone actually took me seriously. Lot of effort you know. Pet Rock Shop.
I haven't been doing any work on this website for ages, prolly because I havent made any money. Also I'm lazy also. Help me make money by donating to me. Some one suggested an FAQ. Well I need money for a house thats about all.
Aren't pertrol Prices High these days. Yeah Pertrol. This Website is weird. Yes. But donate anyway. FAQ I want money. (For A house). Heard the term LandBanking on the radio. Buy land, the price of the land goes up equals u are richer. Sorry when I don't make sense.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So... the address is live. But the chances of making money by begging like I am are almost impossible. You would have to have a good story I guess. I'll just post here to Mr Gates now. Mr Gates if your listening can I please have 2 million dollars US please. Click the link above and send an email to Mr Gates if you want.
Bill Gates' House, currently valued at $136 Million US dollars.
Bill Gates' house
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Gates' house as seen from Lake Washington.
Bill Gates' house is a large earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The house is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0
The house is a modern design in the Pacific lodge style, with classic features such as a large private library and a big dome-shaped room. The house occupies 50,000 square feet (4,600 m²) on a 5.15 acre (2.1 ha) lot. Garage space and outbuildings may occupy an additional 16,000 square feet (1,500 m²). Property records indicate eight bedrooms, 25 baths, and four building levels. According to King County public records, as of 2005, the total assessed value of the property (land and house) is $136,617,000 and the annual property tax for 2006 is $1,012,321. The address of the mansion is 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, WA 98039.
The lot was purchased in December 1988 for $2 million, and construction occurred over a period of seven and a half years with nominal completion in 1995. The house is located on the east end of the lot, which is located on a hill.
Gates often entertains the rich and powerful at his home. Once, when Bill Gates had a private party for the National Governors Association at the house, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a "temporary security zone" around Gates' Lake Washington home which locked down all of Lake Washington south of the Highway 520 bridge and stayed in effect for two days.
A 17 × 60 foot (5.1 × 18.2 meter) swimming pool.
An underwater music system and a fossil-motif floor. There is also a glass wall which can be divided.
A locker room off the pool has four showers and two baths.
The number of building permits needed completely overwhelmed the Medina city clerk's office, necessitating the purchase of a computer-based document management system.
The house was designed by James Cutler of James Cutler Architects and the architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Bill Gates' House Virtual Tour Video.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and writer
Wikipedia: Jerry Seinfeld
Tim Allen is an American actor most famous for the tv show Home Improvements.
Wikipedia: Tim Allen
Most famous for his role as Danny Tanner in the sticom Full House and as host of America's Funniest Home Videos.
Wikipedia: Bob Saget
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, a Golden Globe-nominated actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a popular Saturday Night Live cast member, he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 Million at the box office.
Wikipedia: Adam Sandler
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer.
Wikipedia: Steve Martin
Mel Brooks (born "Melvin Kaminsky" June 28, 1926) is an American multi-award winning director, writer, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies.
Wikipedia: Mel Brooks
Clinton Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American film director, actor, producer, and composer.
Wikipedia: Clint Eastwood
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Hairspray, and Battlefield Earth.
Wikipedia: John Travolta
Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman.
Wikipedia: Adam West
David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian.
Wikipedia: David Letterman
James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992.
Wikipedia: Jay Leno
Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress and tabloid talk show host, perhaps best known for her long-running Ricki Lake talk show.
Wikipedia: Ricki Lake
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (born April 12, 1947), who is also known as Tom Clancy, is a US author of bestselling political thrillers, best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold.
Wikipedia: Tom Clancy
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a historical, legendary, and mythical figure in folklore who, in Western cultures, is described as bringing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Wikipedia: Santa Claus
Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her Contemporary Christian Music and pop music.
Wikipedia: Amy Grant
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), popularly nicknamed J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, fashion designer, and television producer.
Wikipedia: Jennifer Lopez
Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time.
Wikipedia: Larry Bird
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1.
Wikipedia: Tiger Woods
Thats the end of the list. Hopefully the person you want to contact is amongst all the addresses I now have listed here. Enjoy.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
In total I got $2000 NZ dollars exactly. Awesome. So i've spent some of it and i'll now add what I bought to the list of everything I own.
So far i've spent about $1400 dollars on a new computer. The remainder will be going on a video camera. If your shopping in New Zealand for a new computer and you know how to put them together by far the best place I would say to shop online is http://www.pricespy.co.nz/. Pricespy lists the prices from many different retailers all round New Zealand so u can instantly see who has the cheapest price for any given product.
They only do computer parts and video cameras etc but they are worth checking out if your in the market.
So my computer spec now lists like this:
MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard: This motherboard supports an AMD processor using the FX chipset the top end chipset for amd processors. It has the ability to do Quad SLI thats four video cards linked together. Cost: $325.76 inc GST and courier fees.
AMD Quad Core Phenom 9500 2200mhz Processor: Speaks for itself. Quad core is realitively new, came out in about November 2007. Cost: $298.94 inc Gst.
2x 2gb DDR2-800 Dual Channel Kit (2x1gb): 4gb of ram 4x1gb chips dual channel for speed. Up from 512mb ram on my old machine. Cost: $169.47 inc Gst.
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB Video Card: An ok video card next time I would get two cheaper cards to run dual monitors as with only one video card you can only run both monitors at the max res of your video card so I can get 1024x768 on both monitors but thats it. With two video cards could run both monitors at much higher resolutions. 512mb ram is nice up from 256 mb on my old machine. Also got the game Neverwinter Nights 2 with the video card. Cost: $314.00 inc Gst.
Chimei CMV223d Monitor: 22" inchs of monitor. A million times better than my old 17" CRT. Games, browsing, videos everything is so cool. Cost: $343.37 inc Gst and courier.
Thats my new PC. Total cost was $1458.95 incl all courier fees. I bought everything from 3 different places so 3 courier fees.
$2000 dollars minus $1458.95 equals $541.05 left over. I also spent $31 dollars renewing my domain name http://www.movies.co.nz/ for this website so thats $510.05.
I'm planning on buying a video camera with the last of the money. My options going from http://www.pricespy.co.nz/ are the JVC Everio GZ-MG330 or JVC Everio GZ-MG335 both $629.00 or the older JVC Everio GZ-MG135 for $673.88 all New Zealand dollars. It will be a hard choice between them as the new models have only just been added in the last few days. All have a 30GB HDD for recording. The 135 has only a 680k ccd with the other two 800k so that proberly rules that one out because of lower image quality.
To make up the remainder of the money I need for the video camera I will be selling my old pc for about $160 dollars NZ.
Soon on May 11th 2008 I will be turning 30. Man i'm old. Yep. At the moment every month my phone bill adds about $10 in credit as i'm paying a little more than what I need to. Currently there is $60 dollars sitting there in credit. I plan on getting a new 500GB hdd for $135.00 NZ from pricespy again with the remainder being a 30th present from my mum cool hah. That will mean my new computer will have about a terrabyte of storage thats 1000gb.
So thats pretty much a list of all my new possesions from the $2000 I inherited. Thanks for your time.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
There's not much left. It's really hurt. Gone to far. So what do i do? Gone. Horrific. So substance abuse is bad. Actually i'm just thinking some people suck. I'm thinking you shouldn't go there with substances.
There's no firm foundation for me. Living is continuous pain not rich in color or healthy. Have traveled so far from home. So the end.
Would you like to buy me some land? For a house. I'll borrow money against the land and build. Or just buy me a new house. New one. With land as well already. I can have a mortgage but only about $100 ZN dollars per week..... so the largest sum of money on mortgage from the bank borrowed against the land the is $100 per week I can afford will get me is what the house will be worth plus the land you bought.
I said because I don't know how much the house I build will be worth. How much can I borrow from the NZ bank paying $100 per week over 30 years. My Englandlish is bad sorry. I am from another Country New Zealand. We use ZN dollars.
Groovy internet communication accross the world to randum people. Your are randam. Would you like to buy me some land?