Bruce Willis Offers $1 Million for Osama Bin Laden

Bruce Willis has offered a $1 million reward for anybody who captures or provides information that leads to capturing Osama Bin Laden and his followers, Ayman Al Zawahiri and Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, the ones that are thought to have planed the September 11th attacks.The announcement was made while on the MSNBC television
show “Rita Cosby: Live and Direct”, where the actor also expressed his discontent with media coverage of the war in Iraq. Willis complained that the press reveals only one side of the war in Iraq, that is the bad one.“I am baffled to understand why the things that I saw happening in Iraq, really good things happening in Iraq, are not being reported on”, he said.Bruce Willis, who was born into a military family in a US army base in Germany, is amongst the few entertainers that publicly support the US military campaign in Iraq.“Children are being taken care of, starting being inoculated, starting being looked after. Wherever these guys go they get thumbs up. They no longer have to contend with the terrorist leader”, Willis stated.But he also admits that he met few Iraqis, because most of the time there he traveled by a helicopter.

Neogen cauta virusi pe PC-urile vizitatorilor

Neogen a incheiat un acord cu Kaspersky Lab pentru a oferi protectie antivirus vizitatorilor site-urilor sale.
Serviciul a fost integrat in noua pagina Neogen Antivirus si este disponibil utilizatorilor gratuit. Scannerul se bazeaza pe tehnologia Microsoft ActiveX si necesita Internet Explorer. Astfel, daca un utilizator suspecteaza ca i-a fost virusat calculatorul, il poate scana online si detecta codurile malitioase.

“Integrand tehnologia antivirus Kaspersky, Neogen ia masuri active pentru milioanele de persoane care viziteaza reteaua de site-uri, ajutandu-i sa se protejeze si asigurandu-le securitatea experientelor online.” a declarat Calin Fusu, General Manager Neogen SA. “Ne bucuram ca Neogen a selectat solutiile Kaspersky Lab pentru vizitatorii sai. Kaspersky este recunoscut pe plan international pentru calitatea solutiilor de securitate pe care le produce, iar parteneriatul cu Neogen ofera multe oportunitati viitoare de colaborare”, a declarat Iulian Ursu, Managing Director – Kaspersky Lab Romania.

Virusul anti-manele continua sa faca “victime”

Divizia de securitate a datelor BitDefender din cadrul companiei româneşti SOFTWIN a prezentat topul virusilor care au creat probleme calculatoarelor din România în lunile septembrie, octombrie şi noiembrie. Numărul semnăturilor de viruşi emise până în acest moment de BitDefender a ajuns la peste 230.000. În cele trei luni analizate au fost create peste 20.000 de noi versiuni de viruşi, BitDefender interceptând mai mult de 16 milioane de mailuri infectate.

Primul loc în top îl ocupă, cu peste 21.80% din totalul infectărilor, ZafiB, virusul care oferă cărţi electronice în limba destinatarului. Fiind o revenire a unui virus vechi, specialiştii consideră că poate fi doar o problemă temporară şi că influenţa sa în top va scădea treptat.

TOP MALEFIC TOAMNA 2005
Nume virus Infectări
1. Win32.Zafi.B@mm 21.80%
2. Win32.Netsky.P@mm 11.26%
3. Win32.Worm.Mytob.BI 5.66%
4. Win32.Sober.AD@mm 4.69%
5. Win32.Antiman.A@mm 4.24%
6. Win32.Doombot.B@mm 3.43%
7. Win32.Lovgate.V@mm 3.07%
8. Win32.Antiman.Gen@mm 2.70%
9. Win32.Worm.Mytob.C 2.38%
10. Win32.Zafi.D@mm 2.27%

The new at&t logo

If you weren’t aware, SBC recently purchased AT&T, and along with the changes and improvements that they are making to the company, they have decided to do away with the 1984 logo that Saul Bass designed.
I’ll leave discussion of the aesthetics of the new mark for the comments section, but as discussion fodder I will share the rationale from the official press release:

The revitalized mark symbolizes these attributes — innovation, integrity, quality, reliability and unsurpassed customer care,” Whitacre added. “Our customers know that we’re focused on keeping our promises, committed to operating honestly, and dedicated to bringing them new products that make a difference in their lives.”

The new logo reinvigorates the AT&T globe — one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world. The new globe is three-dimensional, representing the expanding breadth and depth of services that the new AT&T family of companies provides to customers, as well as its global presence.

Transparency was added to the globe to represent clarity and vision. Lowercase type is now used for the “AT&T” characters because it projects a more welcoming and accessible image. The core of the new logo remains blue because both the SBC and AT&T brands are strongly associated with that color. The overall design more accurately represents the company that is leading the industry in delivering best-in-class services to consumers and business professionals.

Given that rationale, the question is: Does this new logo truly communicate those objectives? Discuss.

Connex nu reuseste sa ajunga la 6 milioane de clienti

Nici cu surlele si trambitele Vodafone, Connex nu reuseste sa ajunga la 6 milioane de clienti, suma pe care Orange a atins-o la jumatatea lui 2005. Numărul clienţilor Connex, detinuta acum de Vodafone, a crescut la 30 septembrie cu 27% faţă de aceeaşi perioadă a anului trecut, la 5,529 milioane de oameni.

Veniturile companiei au ajuns în al treilea trimestru la 219de milioane de euro milioane de euro, fata de Orange Romania cu 229 milioane de euro.
Se pare ca omul de afaceri George Copos, care detinea aproape un procent din actiunile Connex, le-a vandut recent inapoi companiei, incasand probabil cateva zeci de milioane de euro.

Google Base – scrie ce vrei

Ai ceva de spus si nu ai unde? Nu te pricepi sa iti faci un site? ti se pare pera complicat sa postezi un anunt? Atunci posteaza pe Google. In Serviciul Googe Base oricine poate scrie orice, iar informatiile vor fi stocate in serverele companiei americane.

Pot fi introduse stiri, articole, anunturi gratuite, profile si CV-uri, articole tehnice, romane, oferte de munca sau cereri de munca, dar si orice altceva va trece prin cap. Ce mai asteptati? Mergeti si vizitati site-ul:
http://base.google.com

Ai telefon Orange? Cont la BRD? Atunci poţi face plăţi online!

Cumpărăturile online se pot plăti – la noi în România – folosind telefonul mobil (asta daca ai abonament Orange si un cont la BRD – GSG. Inovaţia aparţine companiei GECAD ePayment, care face parte din grupul lui Radu Georgescu (GECAD, care a vandut tehnologia antivirus RAV la Microsoft).

Plati online

Cele două companii au lansat ieri un nou instrument de plată prin care pun la dispoziţia magazinelor web şi a cumpărătorilor pe Internet o soluţie care îmbină comerţul online şi serviciul de mobile banking (Mobilis). Astfel, orice utilizator care doreşte să achiziţioneze bunuri sau servicii dintr-un magazin virtual – evident înrolat în sistemul ePayment – poate plăti contravaloarea cumpărăturilor cu ajutorul telefonului mobil, prin intermediul serviciului de Mobile Banking Mobilis de la BRD.
Mai multe informaţii gasiţi pe site-ul BRD.

IMDb Top 250 Movies List

In an effort to cut down the scrolling on this thing, I have opted to only list the movies that I have yet to watch. If you want to see the whole list, click on the link above in my list.

1. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
5. Schindler’s List (1993)
6. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
7. Casablanca (1942)
10. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
11. Pulp Fiction (1994)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
16. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
18. Cidade de Deus (2002)
19. The Usual Suspects (1995)
22. C’era una volta il West (1968)
23. Memento (2000)
24. North by Northwest (1959)
26. Goodfellas (1990)
27. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
34. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
36. Vertigo (1958)
39. The Pianist (2002)
40. Taxi Driver (1976)
41. Paths of Glory (1950s)
42. Se7en (1995)
43. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
45. The Third Man (1949)
46. Léon (1994)
47. Boot, Das (1981)
48. Chinatown (1974)
53. L.A. Confidential (1997)
54. Double Indemnity (1944)
55. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
56. Untergang, Der (2004)
57. M (1931)
58. Crash (2004)
59. American History X (1998)
60. Some Like It Hot (1959)
62. Rashômon (1950)
63. Alien (1979)
64. All About Eve (1950)
65. Modern Times (1936)
68. Raging Bull (1980)
70. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
72. Vita è bella, La (1997)
73. The Sting (1973)
74. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
77. The Great Escape (1963)
78. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Watched Nov. 27/05
79. Sin City (2005)
80. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
81. Aliens (1986)
82. Metropolis (1927)
83. On the Waterfront (1954)
85. City Lights (1931)
87. The Apartment (1960)
88. Touch of Evil (1958)
89. Ran (1985)
90. Jaws (1975)
91. Strangers on a Train (1951)
93. The Great Dictator (1940)
95. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
96. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
97. High Noon (1952)
101. Rebecca (1940)
102. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
104. Annie Hall (1977)
106. Mononoke-hime (1997)
107. Oldboy (2003)
108. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
109. Wo hu cang long (2000)
110. Batman Begins (2005)
111. Notorious (1946)
112. The Big Sleep (1946)
115. The General (1927)
116. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
117. Yojimbo (1961)
119. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
120. Ladri di biciclette (1948)
122. It Happened One Night (1934)
123. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
124. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
125. Before Sunset (2004)
126. Unforgiven (1992)
128. Duck Soup (1933)
129. The Deer Hunter (1978)
130. Lola rennt (1998)
131. Patton (1970)
134. Smultronstället (1957)
136. Ben-Hur (1959)
138. Amores perros (2000)
139. Ying xiong (2002)
141. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
143. Glory (1989)
144. Life of Brian (1979)
145. The Gold Rush (1925)
146. Stalag 17 (1953)
147. The African Queen (1951)
149. Manhattan (1979)
150. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
151. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
152. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
153. The Killing (1956)
154. Gladiator (2000)
155. The Wild Bunch (1969)
156. Die Hard (1988)
157. Gone with the Wind (1939)
158. Mystic River (2003)
159. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
161. The Searchers (1956)
162. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
164. The Hustler (1961)
165. Hable con ella (2003)
166. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
167. The Straight Story (1999)
168. Harvey (1950)
169. Young Frankenstein (1974)
170. Roman Holiday (1953)
171. The Conversation (1974)
172. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)
173. Festen (1998)
174. His Girl Friday (1940)
175. Magnolia (1999)
177. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
178. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
179. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
180. Mar adentro (2004/I)
182. Ed Wood (1994)
183. Quatre cents coups, Les (1959)
184. Spartacus (1960)
186. Groundhog Day (1993)
187. Charade (1963)
190. Hotaru no haka (1988)
191. Sideways (2004)
192. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
193. Sling Blade (1996)
194. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
195. Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, La (1928)
196. Brazil (1985)
197. Serenity (2005)
198. Ikiru (1952)
200. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
201. 8½ (1963)
202. All the President’s Men (1976)
203. Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925)
205. Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
206. Strada, La (1954)
207. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
208. Grande illusion, La (1937)
209. The Exorcist (1973)
210. A Night at the Opera (1935)
212. Snatch. (2000)
214. Brief Encounter (1945)
215. Lost in Translation (2003)
216. The Insider (1999)
217. Laura (1944)
218. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
219. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
220. Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)
221. Kumonosu jô (1957)
222. In America (2002)
223. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
224. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
225. Heat (1995)
226. Network (1976)
231. Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, Das (1920)
232. 21 Grams (2003)
233. The Station Agent (2003)
234. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
235. Barry Lyndon (1975)
236. Being There (1979)
237. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
238. Scarface (1983)
239. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
242. King Kong (1933)
243. The Lion in Winter (1968)
244. Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (2003)
245. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
246. White Heat (1949)
247. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
248. The Thing (1982)
249. Andrey Rublyov (1969)
250. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)