Saturday, May 19, 2012

WHich torrents to download

You can achive download speeds in EXCESS of 100Kb per second by following this simple guide:

1. NEVER Queue Torrents - they can stop and start at random and that really messes up your download speeds. ONCE YOU ARE IN A SWARM STAY WITH IT TILL THE JOB IS DONE!

2. ONLY download ONE or at the very most 2 Torrents at any one time or your bit torrent client will Queue them (See above) If a Torrant does NOT start, the chances are high you have too many running at the same time.

3. If downloading never SEED more than one torrent. Your upload speed is the critical factor for downloading and good torrents. Dont max it out!!!!! Leave lots for the swarm on the torrent you are downloading.

4. TEST you speed at this site - once you understand the results ENTER your max upload and download speeds into your Bit torrent Clent.

5. NEVER FORCE START a Torrent - there is a Very Good reason why your bit torrent client will only let you run 2 or 3 torrents at any one time. Please don't over ride your software it is trying to give you the best speeds. Again I ask you not to Queue your torrents, if you have 11 downloads and 22 seeds on the go at the same time then you are a total PRAT.....Stop 10 of the downloads and 21 of the uploads (seeds). It is that simple!

6. Try not to run any other internet activity such as Web browsing Media players CPU intensive or any other P2P (file share) software - that will kill your torrent speeds.

7. Give back to the file share community - learn how you can make your own torrents and share your cool stuff for us to enjoy. it is nice to download, but nicer to GIVE by uploading torrents :-)

And finaly NEVER restrict your upload (seeding) speeds to the torrent swarm you are feeding. This will reward you and everyone in that torrent with better download speeds and a faster result in getting 100% of the wanted file(s) out there. This is also a very important bit. The more you GIVE to the Swarm the FASTER you will download from it. Try it and see! - But again DONT max out your upload speed, remember you can download 10 times faster than you can upload unless you are one of the lucky few to have a symetrical or T1 connection. By giving back to the swarm you also reduce the time taken to seed it and alows you,the uploader (me in this case) to move on to the next goodie you may wish to share with us all.

Central Trackers are now yesterday's news read up and learn about DHT and PEX and use your clients built in Tracker.

Your client may well have it's own site and forum. Knowlege is FAST Download speeds. GET Some soon please if you think your speeds are poor.

Movie Release Types

PDTV is an abbreviation short for Pure Digital Television. Often seen as part of the filename of TV shows shared through P2P and the Scene FTP systems on the Internet. In this case, PDTV refers not to container, bitrate or dimensions of the video, but the digital nature of the capture source. Non Scene European rippers often use the label DVBRip or DVB-rip to specify a purely digital rip of a Digital Video Broadcast (DVB), however all Scene groups use standardized labeling.

PDTV encompasses a broad array of capture methods and sources, but generally it involves the capture of SD or non-HD digital television broadcasts without any analog-to-digital conversion, instead relying on directly ripping MPEG streams. PDTV sources can be captured by a variety of digital TV tuner cards from a digital feed such as ClearQAM unencrypted cable, Digital Terrestrial Television, Digital Video Broadcast or other satellite sources. Just as with Freeview (DVB-T) in the United Kingdom, broadcast television in the United States has no barriers to PDTV capture. Hardware such as the HDHomeRun when connected to an ATSC (Antenna) or unencrypted ClearQAM cable feed allows lossless digital capture of MPEG-2 streams (Pure Digital Television), without monthly fees or other restrictions normally implemented by a Set-top box. Although different from the analog hole, Pure Digital Television capture imposes no technological restriction on what is done with the stream; playback, Mash-Ups and even recompression/pirated distribution are possible without the permission of the rights holder.

A publisher of fan-made DVD releases also uses the name PDTV, but with no connection to the more common usage explained above. The "PD" in this case refers to "planet dust" with an additional connotation of Public Domain, even though the material offered is more often the video equivalent of abandonware as opposed to anything where copyright has actually expired. Whereas pdtv content online (as described above) is indiscriminate in terms of copyright, physical DVD releases from PDTV only exist to supply fans with material not officially published to the DVD format.


HDTV-Rip is a method of copying video that involves recording HDTV television shows or movies broadcast from a high definition source (e.g. a DVB-S transmission), often with 5.1 surround sound. The recording can either be done directly through a PC video capture device, or via a networked digital video recorder box. Either during or after recording, the video may be compressed using a variety of codecs, such as MPEG-4 or H.264. An HDTV-Rip, however, does not need to be HD in its final format. It just needs to be captured from an HD source.

In the United States, fair use doctrine ensures the legality of the practice of making backup copies for personal use, especially when time shifting. Similar laws exist in other countries. Common use of the term 'HDTV-Rip' itself is in the context of p2p sharing , where it is commonly used to indicate the video quality of content. The product of an HDTV-rip is often distributed through Internet file sharing or hard copy DVDs or VCDs. Because of this, content rights-holders have endorsed the implementation of a broadcast flag in order to help prevent this method of piracy.

In Europe, DVB-rip is a method for recording from satellite decoders like SKY. They can be HDTV captured or not (576i digital transmission).


A screener (SCR) is an advance screening of a film sent to critics, awards voters, video stores (for their manager and employees), and other film industry professionals, including producers and distributors.A screener often has no post-processing.

In 2003, the MPAA announced that they would be ceasing distribution of screeners to Academy members, citing fears of piracy. A group of independent film makers sued and won a decision against the MPAA. The MPAA later reinstated the screeners with the implementation of a new policy requiring recipients to sign a binding contract that they would not share the screeners with others.

In January 2004, Academy member Carmine Caridi was announced as a person of interest in an ongoing FBI investigation into video piracy. He was subsequently expelled from the Academy after he was found to have sent close to 300[citation needed] screeners to a contact called Russell Sprague in Illinois, over a five year period. He was later ordered to pay Warner Brothers for copyright infringement of two of their films, Mystic River and The Last Samurai, a total of $300,000 ($150,000 per title).

In November 2010, Film Bank International LLC or on the web, unveiled their way of addressing piracy and unauthorized digital distribution. is able to distribute (SCR) movies, promos and television screeners through protected download links that individually watermark a screener with the recipients name and company while adding a unique traceable security signature embedded within the audio and video tracks. Their Website gives the user a choice to send the recipient a file to download or a streaming link to view the personalized watermarked screener.


The term telecine refers both to a film-to-tape transferring machine, as well as the process by which film is transferred to tape (or directly to a digital file).The telecine process is frequently used by filmmakers to transfer production footage to video, which can then be captured by various non-linear digital editing systems (e.g., Final Cut Pro, Avid, etc.).
"A telecine is the result of capturing each frame of footage directly from the film reel. This is achieved by projecting each frame of the film onto a charge coupled device (CCD). CCDs capture and record the projected video, giving Telecines a substantial increase in picture quality over both telesync and CAM. Although telecines are essentially an analog film capture, the film quality is close to that of a DVD. If a pirate has the technology and the time to produce a telecine, chances are it will pass as a DVD copy on the black market. Telecine audio comes directly from the mixing desk, which makes the telecine version of a film hard to distinguish from the real DVD. However, creating a telecine can take days of work. CCDs operate slowly, and a standard movie will take six to seven hours to capture. After capturing the video, the sound must be included and synced with each frame of video. Because they must be re-mastered, cleaned up, and packed, the full process of creating a telecine can take three to four days."


A telesync (TS) is a bootleg recording of a film recorded in a movie theater, often with a professional camera on a tripod in the projection booth (but the video is often just cam video), with a direct connection to the sound source (often an FM microbroadcast provided for the hearing-impaired, or from a drive-in theater). Sometimes the bootlegger will tape or conceal wireless microphones close to the speakers for better sound quality than just a cam.

The true definition of telesync would include the film being synchronized to the camera's own frame rate and shutter timing as done by television companies when preparing celluloid film for broadcast. A bootleg TS rarely, if ever, uses this form of synchronisation which can lead to additional temporal aliasing. A TS can be considered a higher quality type of cam, that has the potential of better-quality audio and video.

As technology gets better, the quality of telesyncs also improves, although even the best telesyncs are lossy and will be inferior in quality to direct rips from Blu-ray, DVD or digital transfers from the film itself (see telecine). Although very few at the moment, some release groups use high-definition video cameras to get the clearest picture possible.


A cam (or camming, deriving from camera) is a bootleg recording of a film. Unlike the more common DVD rip or screener recording methods which involve the duplication of officially distributed media, cam versions are original clandestine recordings made in movie theaters.

Typically, the person filming the movie will smuggle a compact digital camcorder into the theater by hiding it in their clothing or in a bag such as a purse or backpack. For this reason and people bringing outside food in, some establishments now ban customers from carrying bags or other containers into theaters. The filmer then records the movie using the camcorder as unobtrusively as possible. They may try to pick a seat as far back in the theater as possible to avoid the attention of other patrons (and to ensure proper framing of the screen) or may choose sparsely attended showtimes. The filmer may also know employees of the cinema who deliberately overlook infringement activity. Sometimes cam versions are made by projectionists themselves, either for home use or to distribute (with or without profit). These versions can be recognized easily as the audio sounds original, as opposed to "muddy" or noisy. This is owed to the fact that program audio is not recorded by the built-in microphone of the camera, but rather by a direct electronic link into the stereo monitor output of the audio rack. In parts of the world where the video standard is PAL, such as most European countries and Australia, where the standard frame rate is 25 per second, a problem with frame rate conversion can be avoided as the projectionist can speed the projector up from film's traditional 24 frames per second to PAL's 25 FPS and then use a standard PAL video camera to record the film picture.

Starting in 2001, many major motion pictures started to arrive at the theaters with unique patterns of tiny dots embedded throughout the film, known as Coded Anti-Piracy technology. If the cammer is unable to catch and blur all of these sequences, the studio will be able to determine at which theater the cam was recorded. As an additional form of deterrent, for highly popular films ushers might utilize night vision goggles to discreetly catch a bootlegger in the act of recording.

With exception of the type of cam mentioned above as made by a projectionist with access to connections in the audio rack, a cam uses audio recorded via the camera's microphone. Because of the nature of the audiovisual recording method, the audience can often be heard laughing, or silhouettes can be seen as people head for the restroom or concession stand.

The overall quality of cam bootlegs is highly dependent upon the quality of camera used, the skill of the operator in framing the screen, minimizing camera movement, and the method of encoding used before distribution (which is most commonly Xvid). Cams are generally considered to be the lowest fidelity method for duplicating video and film content, somewhat behind Telesync and markedly worse than DVD rips or screeners. For newly released films, however, cams are often the only copies available. One can often find these DVDs available from street vendors for prices equivalent to US$1-$2 (PPP) in the developing world.


A workprint is a rough version of a motion picture, used by the film editor(s) during the editing process. Such copies generally contain original recorded sound that will later be re-dubbed, stock footage as placeholders for missing shots or special effects, and animation tests for in-production animated shots or sequences.

For most of the first century of filmmaking, workprints were done using second-generation prints from the original camera negatives. After the editor and director approved of the final edit of the workprint, the same edits were made to the negative. With the conversion to digital editing, workprints are now generally created on a non-linear editing system using telecined footage from the original film or video sources (in contrast to a pirate "telecine", which is made with a much higher-generation film print). Occasionally, early digital workprints of films have been bootlegged and made available on the Internet.

There are also director's cut versions of films that are only available on bootleg; for example, the workprint version of Richard Williams' The Thief and the Cobbler.Although movie studios generally do not make full-length workprints readily available to the public, there are exceptions; examples include the "Work-In-Progress" version of Beauty and the Beast, and the Denver/Dallas pre-release version of Blade Runner. Deleted scenes or bonus footage included on DVD releases are sometimes left in workprint format as well, e.g. the Scrubs DVD extras.

Bollywood Films to watch out for in 2012

Looking ahead 2012

•DIRECTOR: Madhur Bhandarkar
•ACTORS: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda
Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine hit headlines when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was replaced by Kareena Kapoor. Known for his heroine-oriented films, the expectations are high from this one.

•DIRECTOR:Karan Malhotra
•ACTORS: Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Rishi Kapoor
Rehash of the 1990 hit Agneepath'. With Hrithik Roshan essaying Amitabh Bachchan role. And Sanjay Dutt as Kaancha Cheena. It is not exactly a remake but an adaptation of the original. Katrina Kaif's item song Chikni Chameli is already a chartbuster.

•DIRECTOR: Ashwani Dhir
•ACTORS: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha
Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha. An unusual pair all set to woo their fans in this romantic comedy. Remake of a Telugu venture Maryada Ramanna, the shooting of the film is on in full swing.

•DIRECTOR:Kabir Khan
•ACTORS: SalmanKhan, Katrina Kaif
After hits like Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard r Salman spells a big roar at the box office. And adding that extra edge is Katrina Kaif. Watch out the tiger is on the prowl!

•DIRECTOR: Karan Johar
•ACTORS: Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt
This is for the first time that an established director, Karan Johar, is working with newcomers. Will the magic work without SRK?

•DIRECTOR: Sriram Raghavan
•ACTORS: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Will the real life couple spell success in reel life too?

•DIRECTOR: Shirish Kunder
•ACTORS: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
Science fiction! The action sequences and the state of the art technology used in the film makes Joker a talked about project in the trade circles.

•DIRECTOR: Abbas Mustan
•ACTORS: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Amisha Patel, Jacqueline Fernendez
Race was a hit, making the sequel a hot proposition. The producer, Ramesh Taurani, has already announced the release date — November 30.

•DIRECTOR: Anurag Basu
•ACTORS: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, lleana D'cruz
Ranbir Kapoor plays a hearing and speech impaired character. Priyanka Chopra plays a mentally-challenged girl. Mainstream actors playing out-of-the-box role has already raised its bar in trade circles.

•DIRECTOR: Sajid Khan
•ACTORS: Akshay Kumar,John Abraham,Riteish Deshmukh,Asin,Jacqueilne
Sequel to the earlier hit Housefulll. Eagerly awaited as to what Sajid Khan has in store for the audience this time.

•DIRECTOR: Yash Chopra
•ACTORS: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif,of course! First time pairing. Also, veteran director Yash Chopra will helm a project after a gap of eight years after Veer-Zaara.

•DIRECTOR: Reema Kagti
•ACTORS: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Talaash will be; Khan's third venture i where he will be seen ; playing a cop. But not! much is known about; the film. It has been i shot in absolute secrecy : Aamir starrers have ¦ always been hot proper- = ty at the box office. The j stakes are riding high over this one too. Besides Khan , the film of boasts of two of the most sought after actresses - Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.

•DIRECTOR: Kunal Kohli
•ACTORS: Shahid Kapur, Priyanka Chopra
Romantic drama spanning over three different eras, the film has ex-lovers Shahid and Priyanka reunite.
•DIRECTOR: Rohit Shetty
•ACTORS: Ajay Devgn,Abhishek Bachchan, Asin
It's a remake of the 1979 Golmaal! Plus the Ajay, Abhishek and Rohit combo! The trio were last seen in Zameen (2003). Bo I Bachchan also promises loads of heavy duty action scenes that were never there in the original.

•DIRECTR: Ashish R Mohan
•ACTORS: Akshay Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya (Also, reportedly, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra)
Announced as a Diwali dhamaka for the year 2012, this film will see Akshay Kumar revive his Khiladi avatar after 12 long years. His last Khiladi film was Khiladi 420. The film will be co-produced by Akshay and Himesh Reshammiya.
•DIRECTOR: Vikram Bhatt
•ACTORS: Karishma Kapoor, Rajnish Duggal
Karishma Kapoor comeback film after a decade.

Awsome answer by GM to Microsoft

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated:

'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'

In response to this comment, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash...Twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to re-install the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.

Very heart touching she has hole in her heart

Read and see your hand automatically goes to Like and Share.

Do u believe that she is living in orphanage home... yes she is... Her parents left her in streets... Her passion is to become Miss world.

Very heart touching she has hole in her heart ... She May live upto more two years... Someone organised a fashion show for little kids at banjara hills just let her dreams come true.

A beautiful pic from that show they had taken... she is very happy being a part of fashion show...!!

Guys please help kids who doesn't have parents... It's our responsibility..!!


Questions you just can't answer.........
  • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle without a razor? 
  • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat? 
  • Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough? 
  • Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? 
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? 
  • Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?
  • What is the speed of darkness? 
  • Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours? 
  • If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be? 
  • Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer? 
  • How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? 
  • Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? 

Did you ever stop and wonder........ 
  • Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?' 
  • Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there... I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum.' 
  • Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? 
  • Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? 
  • Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is? 
  • Why does your Gynaecologist leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway? 
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs ! 
  • If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? 
  • If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? 
  • If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? 
  • Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? 

Stop singing and read on...... 
  • Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup? 
  • Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? 
  • Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster? Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?

Secrets your body reveals about you !

Fuller lips boost popularity and a large bottom raises levels of good cholesterol. Uncover amazing facts about your health and personality. Thinning hair and chunky thighs can put you at an advantage, if studies are to be believed. Researchers have found that your bodily makeup gives out clues about your personality, health, state of mind and attitude towards friends and family Read on to celebrate your peculiarities.

BROWN EYES: A study at the University of Louisville found that brown-eyed people were better at fast-paced activities that involved quick reaction times, such as boxing, while lighter-eyed people performed better in self-paced athletic tasks, such as hitting a golf ball.

CREASED EAR LOBE: A diagonal crease across your earlobe can be an early warning sign that you're at higher risk of heart disease.

THINNING HAIR: Often a telltale sign that a woman has had a baby within the last six months, as both pregnancy and breast-feeding deplete the body of nutrients vital for healthy hair growth. Patchy locks can also indicate you're low in iron.

BALDNESS: An American study found that bald men were smarter, scoring an average of 4-5 points higher in IQ tests than chaps with hair.

DANDRUFF: A flaky scalp can be a sign you suffer with severe stress. Feeling constantly frazzled impairs your immune system, which reduces your body's ability to fight the fungus that causes dandruff, letting it maintain a foothold on your scalp.

CHILLY TROTTERS: Women over 40 who have cold feet often have an underactive thyroid, the gland that regulates temperature and metabolism.

STUMPY LEGS: Studies have linked short legs to higher levels of liver problems, heart disease and diabetes. But there is a silver lining — short legs have the capacity to contain thicker bones, better for a healthier old age and fewer fractures, according to the International Longevity Center in New York.

CHUNKY THIGHS: People with large thighs have a lower risk of premature death and heart disease, a Denmark study revealed.

HEART RATE: Scientists have found that people with faster resting heartbeats tend to experience more anxiety and stress and low mood.

WAIST SIZE: People with narrow waists tend to be highly conscientious. They are thinner overall and keep the same weight over time as they have more self-control and are better at choosing healthy foods, according to one study. Having a large waist (more than 32in if you're a woman and 37in if you're a man) is actually a stronger predictor than your overall body weight that you're at high risk of heart disease. This holds true for both sexes.

BIG TUMMY: A pot belly can be a sign that someone is particularly antagonistic and not very agreeable. People with this personality type tend to have stronger physiological responses to stress. Research has found a strong correlation between higher levels of the stress hormone Cortisol and weight gain around the stomach.

BIG HIPS: Women with larger hips tend to be more forgetful, according to researchers at Northwestern Medicine, US. In addition, a study by the University of Southampton found breast cancer rates were more than three times higher among women whose mothers had wide hips. On the plus side, a larger pelvis is linked to being more fertile, and also boosts chances of having a natural labour.

ROUND BOTTOM: A large, round bottom means you have a lower risk of heart disease, and is also linked to an optimistic outlook. Scientific research shows that having a generous rear end — rather than a pot belly — cuts levels of 'bad' cholesterol and raises the body's levels of the 'good' cholesterol. It also cuts the risk of diabetes, according to a review of studies by the University of Oxford.

LARGE NOSES: Those with big noses have been scientifically proven to be less likely to suffer from allergies and endure fewer cold and flu infections. Experts believe this is because larger noses inhale fewer pollutants, and also act as a barrier to deflect germs away from the mouth.

SNEEZE STYLE: The way you sneeze can indicate which parent you take after more, as studies have found it's often genetic, with one distinct sound passing down through generations!

LIPS: Research has found that women with thin lips are more likely to have successful long-term relationships. Women with fuller lips and a big mouth, on the other hand, tend to be very popular.

BIG CHIN: Women who have a more defined, masculine jaw shape are more likely to cheat because they have higher levels of testosterone, according to US research.

LONG ARMS: People who have longer than average arms are 10 per cent less likely to get Alzheimer's disease than those with shorter limbs.

MUSCULAR ARMS : Women with bulkier biceps generally have higher levels of the male hormone testosterone, and tend to be more assertive and driven. One US report revealed that muscular men committed more crimes, again thought to be due to higher levels of the male hormones that are linked to aggression.


'English' from Around the World - lost in translation ??? 

Airline ticket office, Copenhagen :

In a Bangkok temple :

Cocktail lounge , Norway :

Doctors office, Rome :

Dry cleaners, Bangkok :

In a Nairobi restaurant :

On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi :

On a poster at Kencom :

In a City restaurant :

In a cemetery :

Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations :

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant :

In a Tokyo bar :

Hotel, Yugoslavia:

Hotel, Japan :

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery :

A sign posted in Germany 's Black Forest :

Hotel, Zurich :

Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand :

A laundry in Rome :

Dumb Beauty Pageant Quotes

Ok, gang...I KNOW that we don't expect our beauty pageant contestants to do brain surgery...but shouldn't they maybe HAVE a brain?

When Asked Why 1/5 of Americans Can't Locate the U.S. on a Map...

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children."

- Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina

Hawaii On My Mind

"We are truly the land of the great. From the rock shores of... Hawaii... to the beautiful sandy beaches of... Hawaii... America is our home."

- Nadine Tanega, Miss Hawaii

Would you rather be more smart, or more beautiful?

"Well, I'd rather choose to be beautiful, um because, to be beautiful it's natural. But being smart you can learn... you can learn, um a lot of things... a lot of things from the experience... you can learn from a lot of things being smart."

- Jeannie Anderson, Miss Philipines

Explain the Confucius quote "Learning without thought is labor lost."

"Good evening, Panama. Confucius was one of whom invented confusion and that's why, uhh... One of the most ancient, he was one of the Chinese.... Japanese who were one of the most ancient. Thank you."

- Giosue Cozzarelli, Miss Panama 2009

I Just Wanna Live While I'm Alive

"I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."

- Miss Alabama, Miss USA 1994

What is the most important event in our nation's history?

""In my opinion, Pearl Harbor which occurred on December 7, 1941 was the most significant event in our nation's history because... it ended the great depression and forced us into the World War II, and... our country experienced patriotism and unity."

Do you think the US should have universal healthcare as a right of citizenship? Why or why not?

"You know I think this is an issue of integrity regardless of which end of the political spectrum that I stand on. I've been raised in my family to know right from wrong and politics whether or not you fall in the middle, the left or the right it's an issue of integrity whatever your opinion is and I say that with the utmost conviction."

- Alicia-Minique Blanco, Miss Arizona

On Winning

"At that moment, it's kind of like dying. You're alone. There's nobody that can do it for you."

-Terry Meeuwsen, Miss America 1973

When asked to give her astrological sign...

"Oh, I don't have any."

- Miss Sri Lanka 1985

Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?

"Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you."

Levels of Attitude

Levels of Attitude

Boy : Hi !! :)
Girl (showing attitude) : Do I know you...

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The Avengers: Pirates Failed To Prevent A Box Office Record

Despite the widespread availability of pirated releases, The Avengers just scored a record-breaking $200 million opening weekend at the box office. While some are baffled to see that piracy failed to crush the movie’s profits, it’s really not that surprising. Claiming a camcorded copy of a movie seriously impacts box office attendance is the same as arguing that concert bootlegs stop people from seeing artists on stage.
piracyA week before its premiere in US movie theaters, a camcorded version of The Avengers appeared online.
Immediately thousands of fans jumped on the release and according to figures collated by TorrentFreak, in the days that followed it was downloaded half a million times. While this may very well be a record for a “CAM” movie, it failed to exceed the download numbers of several other movies that were available in higher quality.
Record or not, the movie’s distributer Disney must have been terrified by this early release. However, this weekend the suits at the studio were able to breathe a sign of relief, or rather, start popping open the Champagne.
With more than $200 million in box office revenue, The Avengers had the most successful first weekend in movie history. It broke the record set by Harry Potter last year by more than $30 million, despite the “massive” piracy.
But is this really such a big surprise? Not when you look at the numbers.
Of all the people who downloaded a pirate copy of the film about 20% came from the US. This means that roughly 100,000 Americans have downloaded a copy online through BitTorrent. Now, IF all these people bought a movie ticket instead then box office revenue would be just 0.5% higher.
Not much of an impact, and even less when you consider that these “pirates” do not all count as a lost sale.
We don’t think that there are many movie fans who see a low quality camcorded version of a movie as a true alternative to watching a film in a movie theater. The two are totally different experiences, and not direct competition at all.
If anything, downloading a camcorded movie could be compared to downloading a low quality bootleg of a concert. People who download these are collectors, passionate fans, or just curious. But in no way do these bootlegs seriously hurt concert attendances.
The same might be said for advance leaks of games. These pre-release copies are often downloaded by tens of thousands of people, but not necessarily those who refuse to pay. The people who download these buggy and sometimes hardly playable games are often curious game fanatics who tend to buy the official game when it comes out.
The claim that camcorded films are killing the movie industry is nonsense and spending millions of dollars on anti-camcording technologies is simply not worth it.
But does this mean that piracy is not an issue for the movie industry at all? Well not so fast.
A recent study showed that the US box office is not suffering from movie piracy, but that there is a detrimental effect on international box office figures. The researchers attribute this impact to the wide release gaps, which sometimes result in a high quality DVD copy being available on pirate sites while a movie is still showing in theaters.
These high quality copies are more likely to “compete” with movie theater attendance and if a movie is not showing in local theaters at all, it definitely has the potential to impact future attendance.
This is even more true for the DVD-aftermarket and VOD sales. High quality pirated copies are direct competition and can impact revenues.
The challenge for the movie industry is to make legal offerings more appealing than pirated counterparts. Of course it may not always be able to compete with “free,” but there is still a lot of ground to make up when it comes to availability and quality of legal offerings.
But in no way are camcorded copies killing the US movie industry.