sabato 15 ottobre 2011

An ITC VIP passed away: Dennis Ritchie

I told you about Steve Jobs, so now it's his turn.
I'm talking about Dennis Ritchie, a VIP who created C and the bases of the present Information Technology.
He was a king, a guru.
We will remember him, because he created the greatest programming language, which programmers still use to develop their application.
If he had not invented it, we would not use any OS like Windows 7, Linux distros and any other OS (because a lot of OS use a kernel written in C).

Goodbye Dennis, we'll always miss you.

Do you live in London? Read this.

Do you live in London?

You may ask me why I am asking you this strange thing.

It's simple: in London, 1 on 6 mobile phones are full of bacteria.
Escherichia Coli, commonly known as "E.Coli".
It's a bacteria who can "easily" kill a person, so please pay attention.
Media said those bacteria can be found inside the keys of your mobile phone.
They can move from your mobile phone to your hands, so please wash them before you put them on your face!!!!

lunedì 10 ottobre 2011

iPhone 4S reached its first million

iPhone 4S has just reached its first million.
That's ...obvious.
For me.
Because Apple advertises this product all over the world, so a lot of people will see their advertising.
This is why a lot of pieces of 4S will be sold.
Anyway I am still waiting some feedbacks about SiRi, because I am really curious about this new software technology.
It seems to be really interesting.

So, if you have bought this new iPhone 4S, please consider reporting us a feedback about Siri.

domenica 9 ottobre 2011

LOL: deejay "stage-dives" but falls on the ground

Hi guys!
I've just found this funny (but true) video.
These 2 guys were doing a concert, when one of them decided to "stage-dive".
But, when he jumps, the people who were there moves to avoid the singer who falls on the ground.
Watch it, it's really funny!!! :D

sabato 8 ottobre 2011


Hi all! 
From my place (Italy) at the moment (about 10pm) I can clearly see Jupiter.
Have you ever seen it?
I'm a follower of the sky since I was 8.
I really like stars and planets, because they show to the world how much little we are.
We are nothing compared to the whole sky.

Also, tonight there will be a "meteor shower" in the Drake constellation.
So, I will be out because I'd like to see how much of them I can count =)

Keep following.
And have a nice weekend!

iPhone 4S

After Jobs' missing, Apple had a boom with the new iPhone 4S.
More than 200.000 pre-sells at AT&T.
Apple's foundation said they are really happy with the marketing boom.

giovedì 6 ottobre 2011

Steve Jobs has passed away

Yeah, I know you've already heard this sad news.
I'm not a Apple fan (Android rulez!) but that's a really sad news.
He passed away aged 56.
By the way, I won't spend a lot of words.
You've probably read a lot of things today about his life or his wishes for the future.
So I'd like to save a part of him (we could say a memory of him) here, on my blog.
That's all.
Bye bye Steve.

Non-Toxic Beauty: Do You Know What’s In Your Lipstick?

Adding a touch of lipstick to your outfit will add some color to your face and can even accentuate your smile. However, that glamor comes with a price. The average woman will ingest about 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime. That’s a whole lot of unnatural ingredients to process in your body! To help you understand a bit more in what lipstick is made out of, here are some of the harmful ingredients you will come across in the product.

mercoledì 5 ottobre 2011

Europe Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is a number of different types of waste streams. It can include old computers, TV's etc. The European Parliament and the 27 EU member states are set for difficult negotiations over the recast of the bloc’s electronic waste directive as some European Parliament members insist on ambitious targets for collecting and recycling discarded fridges, phones and other e-waste than the member states can accept. The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted yesterday on its second reading recommendation on the recast of the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, aiming at toughening existing rules on electrical and electronic equipment.

Time to Kill the Dollar Bill?

Will the United States join other developed nations and...get rid of those beloved yet pesky dollar bills? Past attempts at US$1 coins did not do very well. The Eisenhower dollar coin made for a great saucer or frisbee but usually sat in a bowl on someone's dresser. The 1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was a polite nod to the women's liberation movement of that decade but ended up less popular than Jimmy Carter. Sacagawea's mug shot made for a pretty gold tinted coin that was popular in casinos, transit systems, and Ecuador, but was still a flop. Finally, the presidential dollar coin has done a solid job in remember past presidential greats like Rutherford B. Hayes, but has proven less popular than the U.S. state quarter dollar series.

martedì 4 ottobre 2011

Israeli Movie Against Pesticides 1st At Int’l Festival

An Israeli film depicting the advantages of using barn owls and kestrels in place of pesticides won first prize in an international film competition that concluded on Friday. The 2010 film, called The Use of Barn Owls and Kestrels as Biological Control Agents and produced by Yuval Dax, topped the charts in the expert and instructive films category at the Agrofilm Festival held throughout last week in Nitra, Slovakia, the Society for the Protection of Nature (SPNI), announced on Monday.

"Legge Bavaglio"

In these days, in Italy, there will be a discussion about a new law ("Legge Bavaglio, comma 29 in DDL Intercettazioni") which may destroy a lot of blogs because with this new law someone may ask the editing of a post in which s/he thinks this post ruins his/her own personality.
This is why it's called "Legge Bavaglio", because "Bavaglio" means something which removes you the freedom of speech.
A lot of blogs, as I said, may be closed.
Also Wikipedia (in Italy) might be closed.
They've just written it on their board.
Here you can find what they wrote.

Marshall Islands creates world's biggest shark park

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has created the world's biggest shark reserve: so large that all of Mexico could fit comfortably inside. With new legislation, commercial shark fishing is now completely banned in Marshall Islands' 768,547 square miles (1,990,530 square kilometers) of ocean.

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

From deforestation to fertilizer; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act. The world’s second most tradable commodity after oil; coffee growing and processing has proven itself to be a lucrative industry. The burgeoning coffee culture that sprang up over the last few decades has led to overwhelming success for handful of coffee franchises and a massive spike in supermarket sales. Of the high street coffee chains, Costa, Starbucks, Cafe Nero and Pret A Manger have cornered the lion’s share of the profits. While no one is denying their right to make a buck, the big question is whether the profits these franchises are making are trickling down to the people actually growing the beans? And how green are they really? Is the high street coffee industry one we should buy into or should we be avoiding it altogether?

domenica 2 ottobre 2011


TheContestPage is a new website (still in beta version) in which you can create your own contest with your own rules.

The website is totally FREE.

At the moment, there are a lot of contest: among of them there is a contest in which you can win an iPad 2.

They also own a FaceBook fan page.

Visit it!

TheContestPage è un nuovo sito web (ancora in versione beta) in cui puoi creare il tuo contest con le tue regole.

Il sito è completamente GRATUITO.

Al momento ci sono moltissimi contest attivi, fra i quali troviamo anche un contest in cui possiamo vincere un iPad 2.

Hanno anche una pagina FaceBook.


Global CO2 Emissions Reach All-Time High, Rising More Than 5% in 2010 to Close Out Past 20 Years

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached an all-time high in 2010, rising 45% in the past 20 years. Rising rapidly between 1990 and 2010, global atmospheric CO2 levels totaled 33 billion metric tons last year, according to a report published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Global CO2 emissions fell 1% in 2009, during the Great Recession, but rose at an unprecedented 5% rate in 2010. That was similar to the drop and greater emissions growth in 1975 and 1976, when the global economy suffered through the first oil crisis, a subsequent stock market crash and began a recovery in 1976, the report authors note.

sabato 1 ottobre 2011

Major fire shuts most of Shell Singapore refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has shut most of its half-a-million barrels-per-day Singapore refinery, sources said, as firefighters struggle to contain a blaze that has been burning for more than a day.


A new study says the world’s major river systems contain more than enough water to meet globalfood production needs in the 21st century. Following a five-year study of 10 river basins, including the Nile.

Finding Planets

There are many worlds out there and NASA has a lot of data that it has not reviewed in the depth that is needed to search every star for its worlds and the evidence there of. A project in which volunteers hunt online for new planets NASA may have missed is publishing its first results which show some remarkable finds., which was set up by Oxford University physicists, working with colleagues at Yale University and the Adler Planetarium, has enabled over 45,000 armchair astronomers to find candidates for new alien worlds by searching data from the Kepler mission.