Why Indie Games are on the Rise

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Indie Games, games made by third party developers such as gamers themselves or a small group working at home, are on the rise. Herein, the reasons why indie games are on the rise will be explored. Lone Survivor, a Silent Hill inspired indie game, actually received better scores from IGN than the recently released Silent [...]

The Newsroom Speech – Best Opening Scene for a Series?

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The Newsroom opening speech has to be one of the best opening scenes for a Television series that it is almost hard to believe the show could live up to it. The points it has brought up are sure to be very controversial and to be discussed for a long while. The basic gist of [...]

Roger Ebert Analysis

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An in-depth and constantly growing analysis of Roger Ebert as a film critic that focuses on his review styles, arguments and controversies. Roger Ebert really is a great film critic, and as with all great critics he often finds himself in controversies due to his style as well as the arguments he feels compelled to [...]

Inglourious Basterds Review

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Review of Inglourious Basterds which attempts a balanced approach to the film. Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is a good film, though not without fault. Here are the positives and negatives of Inglourious Basterds. Positives The film develops an incredible sense of tension. Violence is fast and every character feels vulnerable, partially due to Tarantino having no [...]

Numb3rs Review

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Review of the Television series Numb3rs. Numb3rs is actually a pretty good show that grows on you the more you watch it. Here is a balanced review of the series focusing on the positives and negatives. Positives The clarity and accuracy with which concepts are presented in the show is absolutely amazing. There has been [...]

Has Information Technology Truly Improved Our Lives?

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Has Information Technology truly improved our lives? It is a difficult question to answer properly. Information Technology and gadgets have certainly empowered us, but whether this means that it has also improved our lives is quite a different question. Herein the topic will be explored in detail by focusing on the negatives and the positives. [...]

Inglourious Basterds Analysis

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Inglorious Basters analysis that explores the plot and significance of details of the film. Unlike Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds wears its significance quite visibly on its sleeve. It is a Western in which the Nazis are the cowboys and the Basterds are the indians. Plot The plot is a somewhat typical western plot but the [...]

Alternatives to BuySellAds

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Alternatives to BuySellAds. BuySellAds is a good advertising network but for one reason or another there is sometimes a need for an alternative to it. Herein is a list of alterntives to BuySellAds with a quick review of each of them. iSocket iSocket is one of the older alternatives to BuySellAds and pretty good overall. [...]

Imagine if Facebook Shut Down

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This article imagines all the consequences that would follow Facebook shutting down. The idea is that it is just a fun article to imagine what would happen and where. Basically, a thought exercise. Facebook shutting down would not effect people in the way that Google shutting down would. It is not a necessity for many [...]

Has Jimmy Wales Killed the Idea of Not-for-Profit?

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How Jimmy Wales has killed the idea of not-for-profit organizations once and for all. There is a lot of justified cynacism about not-for-profit organizations who often have leaders that profit. Normally these organizations are not public enough to draw wide attention, but Wikipedia has risen to be large enough and Jimmy Wales is the one profiting from [...]

How to Search the Web for Files

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How to search the web for files effectively. The main trick is to know a few simple search engine tricks that enable you to skip irrelevant results and get straight to the files. Add Extensions to Searches Remember that all files have extensions, which are the letters at the end of the file name after the full [...]

The Link Review (TV Series)

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The Link review which discusses the positives and negatives of this new National Geographic show. For those who could not be bothered reading, the show is good though you have to be a bit of a nerd to enjoy it but then again if you are watching National Geographic channel you probably are. Positives The [...]

Jean-Luc Godard Criticism

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Criticism of Jean-Luc Godard which aims to show that he may not have been so great a film maker after all. This is a negative view of the style and approach of Jean-Luc Godard to film. Technique The problem with Godard’s style is that in reminding the viewer they are watching a film as he disrupts [...]

Imagine if Google Shut Down

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What would happen if Google shut down suddenly and sharply. No back ups, no restores. Google just disappears in an instant without any warning. It certainly is a slightly unsettling idea and some students trying to complete an assignment the night before it is due will particularly be caught out, but what other consequences would [...]

Why MIDI Music is Still Great

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MIDI music is still great to listen to, edit and just generally to play around with. As Internet connections have become faster and Hard Drives larger the need for MIDI music files has decreased. However, there are still some great features which makes MIDIs great. Automatic Scribe Software One of the great things about MIDIs [...]

How Google Handles Problems

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This story is an example of how Google handles problems. It is service like this which no doubt has lead to Google being such an economic giant. Recently I learned that an extension I had downloaded for Google’s Chrome browser, that allowed me to download YouTube videos as Mp3s, Flv and Mp4 files, had been [...]

Google Panda Review

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Google Panda update review and discussion that focuses on the positives and negatives of the latest Google search results update. We are consumers, Google is a service, and so it is entirely fine to review Google’s Panda update and the consequences of it. This review aims to reveal the full consequences of the Panda update, [...]

Does the Media have an Obligation to Portray Fairly?

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The recent George Zimmerman case shows examples of how unfairly the media portrayed Zimmerman by posting a picture of a much younger Trayvon Martin compared to a prison photo of George Zimmerman in an orange jumpsuit. Now, the media wants to create a story that gets people’s attentions and thus to sell advertisements, which is [...]

Why Cleverbot is so Random

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Why Cleverbot is so random revealed. The main reason Cleverbot is so random is that it responds randomly based on past responses. The idea behind this is that rather than relying on the intelligence of AI, just use the intelligence of past people that have answered similar questions. For example, if Cleverbot is asked the [...]

BuySellAds Review

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BuySellAds review that explores the pros and cons of BuySellAds in detail, as well as how to effectively use the ad network. BuySellAds is an advertising network that basically facilitates the buying and selling of advertising space on specific websites. Its payment models are either CPM, which means per 1000 views, or  per month, which [...]