Thursday, February 9, 2012

Do you feel lucky?!

There are some parts that is quite intense. These guys were very lucky, it doesn't have to go wrong everytime so this is an exception, perhaps.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

OK Go (official new song video)

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car.

Bill Gates donates more than $ 750 million for AIDS foundation


   The former president of Microsoft , Bill Gates announced he would donate another $ 750 million (about $ 1.28 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria. These diseases mainly punish the poorest countries in the world.

   Gates stepped away from Microsoft for a long time, and now works with his wife in his company Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , which is dedicated to charity. In fact, it is no longer the richest man in the world because of their donations. And since 2004, the foundation has invested $ 26 billion (U.S. $ 44.38 billion) on philanthropy.

   The executive said he will donate 90% of his fortune for these purposes and said he does not want his children to live exclusively on inheritance. Soon, with the death of Steve Jobs, his longtime friend and partner, he has a reason to accelerate the donations - even if not a good friend of Jobs for most of his life.

   At 56, Bill Gates realized that old age is coming, especially with the death of his former companion. Now he plans to devote more time to philanthropy. "It reminds me that I need to devote more important things," he said. "My time is running out."

   Its foundation invests heavily in creating new drugs against diseases such as malaria. However, the delay for such a drug is ready is large. The expectation is that they are ready at least two decades.

Make a reservation at a restaurant without having to call

Now that valentines day is coming I leave to you guys a good suggestion as I share the creativity of us portugueses.

    The name is English, but the service is Portuguese: Best Tables allows you to search restaurants and make reservations for free, without the usual phone call. The tool is available on the Web and the company has now launched an iPhone application.

    The service ( allows you to search by type of restaurant (Japanese, Alentejo or Italian, for example) per dish (sushi, pizza and bread soup) or the name of the establishment. The research may also incorporate features such as proximity, in miles, from where you are located, the price or the existence of promotions. The reservation service gives the user immediate information on available times and lets make appointments just to the hours that the restaurant still has vacancies tables. With three hours in advance, the user receives by SMS, a reminder of the appointment. BestTables The promotion also features dining and provides information about restaurants, as the average price (which is calculated by summing the average value of an input main course and dessert, but excludes drinks), the dishes available and the existence of smoking areas. According to the charge, the system includes 500 restaurants and reservation information is updated in real time.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl notes record messages on Twitter

More than 12,233 messages per second were posted on Twitter shortly after the Superbowl, the finale of American football, played on Sunday night, recording the new record for a sporting event, said Monday that the social network.

    The New York Giants won by 21-17 in an exciting match that was decided only in the final minutes.

   During the interval, had a presentation of the Madonna, the number of tweets peaked at 10,245 per second.(video down).

     The previous record for a sporting event was recorded in July last year, with 7,196 messages per second, during the World Cup final soccer, in Germany, when the Japanese selection surprised everyone by defeating the United States.

Other ranks :

   The absolute record is 25,088 tweets per second for broadcast on Japanese television movie "Castle in the Sky", animated by director Hayao Miyazaki.

   Another event that wowed the twitters "was the announcement of Beyonce's pregnancy in August of last year, with about 9,000 messages per second.

  The more than 100 million social network users have published about 60 billion tweets in 2011

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fun Video #2

I was re-watching some videos of Pablo Francisco on youtube (already posted one) and i "suddenly" was watching this funny guy and reminded to share with you guys. Hope you enjoy

Friday, February 3, 2012

Online Degree Programs Becoming More Popular

   For the first time this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked online colleges in their own section among their well-known college and university rankings. This is one of the most evident signs that online education is becoming more popular across the U.S. and all around the world.

   There are a number of reasons behind the growing popularity of online colleges. One of the main reasons it that it provides students with the flexibility to take classes on their own schedule. Those who work during the day or take care of children can take classes on evenings and weekends. Many online colleges also offer accelerated options for those who want to complete their degree fast.

    Another benefit is the cost. Online colleges tend to cost less than traditional colleges and universities because students don`t have to pay for room and board. Sometimes course materials will be digital as well, which cuts down on the cost of textbooks. And since online college lets students learn in their own homes, it cuts out the money and time spent to commute to classes. Contrary to popular belief, online colleges also offer many of the same financial aid options that can be found at traditional colleges, so that students can still get help to fund their educations.

   One of the most popular online degrees is in education. U.S. News even created a specific section devoted to the best online grad schools for education, many of which are digital branches of the nation`s top education programs. There are many types of education degrees, from bachelor`s degrees for those just starting school to master`s degrees for teachers who want to advance in their careers. Online master`s students can even specialize in a specific area, such as special education or educational technology. For more information about getting a master`s degree in teaching, you should visit the site Masters in Teaching.

    Earning a degree online from an accredited institution will provide you with a degree that`s just as well recognized as one from a brick-and-mortar institution. You will have challenging coursework, online interaction with teachers and peers, and even practicum experiences such as student teaching that can be organized through a local branch of your online college.

    Jan Pierce is a 4th grade teacher who has over 20 years of experience in the classroom. Her interests include educational technology and online learning. She also owns the site Elementary Education Degree for students interested in earning a degree in elementary education.