Tonight we’re going to be moving our hosting server to a new one. Because quite frankly, Ipowerweb.com is a garbage host that messes up way too much. I don’t recommend them at all! If you haven’t noticed already, the site has been down and messing up on & off for a week. We’ve had enough of that so we got a new one.
Hopefully the next host will be a good one but we’ll see soon enough. This move shouldn’t have any problems but if you can’t get to the new site, this is the reason.
- The Management
Ravers blinded by laser lightshow
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — A laser show at a music festival injured more than 30 people, Russian news reports said.
Some concertgoers lost up to 80 percent of their vision after attending the Aquamarine Music Festival on July 5, the newspaper Kommersant reported.
Twenty people are undergoing treatment in Moscow hospitals, said Elena Grishina, the head doctor at the Moscow Ophthalmological Hospital, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported Monday.
“It is just a deterioration in the sharpness of the eyesight, not a burn,” she was quoted as saying, and said she could not confirm the injuries came from lasers.
“The treatment is not very pleasant. It involves a lot of needles,” Grishina said. “But all the patients are in optimistic spirits, and we are hoping for a good result.”
According to the reports, concertgoers said the festival’s dance floor was covered by a canopy because it was raining. The lasers were pointed horizontally under the tent instead of into the sky, which led to the injuries, the reports said.
Read the full article www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/07/15/laser.russia.ap/index.htmlhere.
Global Warming May Up Kidney Stone Risk: Study
Climate Change Could Bump Kidney Stone Rates up by One-Third
Now, a study released Monday suggests that as global warming causes temperatures to rise, Americans living in certain areas of the country may suffer from as many as 30 percent more kidney stones by the year 2050 — and treatment costs for the condition could spike by hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
Read the full article abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5374174&page=1here.
Viacom ‘backs off’ YouTube demand
Viacom has “backed off” from demands to divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched a video on YouTube, the website has claimed.
Google had been ordered to provide personal details of millions of YouTube users to help Viacom prepare its case on alleged copyright infringement.
Google, owners of YouTube, will now hand over the database but without data that could identify users.
Viacom has a $1bn ( 497m) copyright infringement lawsuit against Google.
A class action by other organisations including the English Premier League has also agreed to the new terms.
“We are pleased to report that Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users’ viewing histories and we will not be providing that information,” said a statement on the YouTube blog.
The decision will be welcomed by privacy activists, many of whom expressed concern over a US judge’s order for Google to provide the data in early July.
Read the full article news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7506948.stmhere.
There were no signs of Quint though.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. – The island where “Jaws” was filmed had a real-life shark scare Thursday, when an unconfirmed sighting of a great white forced the closure of two beaches.
South Beach on Martha’s Vineyard was closed for a short time, and swimmers were kept out of the water at State Beach in Edgartown, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation said.
Read the full article news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080711/ap_on_fe_st/odd_jaws_sightinghere.
Faceless ‘aliens’ spotted in crowd at Wimbledon
With the blankest of blank expressions on their faces, these mysterious figures have been popping up in the most unlikely of places.
The faceless mutants have a penchant for A-list celebrity bashes and have been spotted at Elton John’s White tie ball and Harrods summer sale, opened by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.
With a membrane of skin stretched tightly over their eyes, noses and mouths, the alien-like figures were most recently snapped ‘watching’ a match perched on Murray Mount at Wimbledon.
Read the full article www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1031062/Faceless-aliens-spotted-crowd-Wimbledon.htmlhere for some truly creepy pictures!
Google must divulge YouTube log
Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, a US court has ruled.
The ruling comes as part of Google’s legal battle with Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement.
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called the ruling a “set-back to privacy rights”.
The viewing log, which will be handed to Viacom, contains the log-in ID of users, the computer IP address (online identifier) and video clip details.
While the legal battle between the two firms is being contested in the US, it is thought the ruling will apply to YouTube users and their viewing habits everywhere.
Viacom, which owns MTV and Paramount Pictures, has alleged that YouTube is guilty of massive copyright infringement.
Read the full article news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7488009.stmhere.
Man who sold life’s worth on eBay got a low selling price
PERTH, Australia (AP) A man who auctioned his life his house, his car, his job, even his friends on eBay said Monday he is disappointed with the selling price: almost 400,000 Australian dollars ($384,000).
Ian Usher, a British immigrant to Australia, put everything he owned as well as introductions to his friends on the online auction site after a painful breakup with his wife prompted him to want a fresh start.
Bidding closed Sunday and reached $399,300 Australian dollars an amount Usher said his house in the western city of Perth was worth on its own.
“I guess I’m a little bit disappointed at the final price, I’d hoped it to be a little higher than that,” Usher told Nine Network television on Monday. “But I am committed to selling and moving on and making a fresh start.”
He declined to reveal the buyer’s identity, or what his next step would be.
Usher said he had hoped to get at least $500,000 Australian dollars ($480,000) for his life his house and all its contents, car and a motorcycle, a jet ski, skydiving gear, an introduction to friends and a trial period in his sales job but that the final result was enough for him to make a new start in life.
LOS ANGELES – He was the comedian who actually said the seven words you can never say on television, but close friends and family members remembered George Carlin as a man who, when he was off stage, had only a kind word for everyone he met.
At a private memorial service Sunday attended by some 150 people “That was as small as we could keep it,” chuckled Carlin’s daughter, Kelly Carlin McCall her father was memorialized by comedians Bill Maher, Garry Shandling and others as someone who had no enemies, in part because he was nice to everyone he spoke to.
Read the full article news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080630/ap_en_tv/george_carlin_memorialhere.
Rest in Peace George Carlin! You’ll be missed!
Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica at about 6 p.m. PT after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham said.
read the full article www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib2bc0d26dbbcd6002e01488deac4d252here.
AP could sue me just for posting this article. Lovely.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press, following criticism from bloggers over an AP assertion of copyright, plans to meet this week with a bloggers’ group to help form guidelines under which AP news stories could be quoted online.
Jim Kennedy, the AP’s director of strategic planning, said Monday that he planned to meet Thursday with Robert Cox, president of the Media Bloggers Association, as part of an effort to create standards for online use of AP stories by bloggers that would protect AP content without discouraging bloggers from legitimately quoting from it.
Read the full article biz.yahoo.com/ap/080616/ap_bloggers.html?.v=4here.
This is for my friend Lauren LaPierre who’s selling her awesome jewelry! Support your local artist and buy her stuff please!
Come support local Jewelry and Accessories Artists
This Sat. June 7th 10am-4pm
The Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT
www.freewebs.com/jewelryspectacular for more info.
Visit Lauren’s jewelry website here:
Event: Jewelry Spectacular
“Support your local artists! Buy Handmade!”
Host: CT Etsy Street Team
When: Saturday, June 7 at 10:00am
Where: Holiday Inn
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