Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Social Network tops US box office for a second week

Mark Zuckerberg 
The Social Network, movie about the rise of internet phenomenon Facebook, has topped the US box office chart for a second week.  Social Network, written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, stars Justin Timberlake and newcomer Jesse Eisenberg.  The film charts the history of the website from its launch in 2004.  It goes on to track the legal battle between creator Mark Zuckerberg and several fellow students at Harvard.  His former friends claim he stole their idea.  The Social Network took $15.5m (£9.8m) in its second week.
  • 1. The Social Network - $15.5m
  • 2. Life As We Know It - $14.5m
  • 3. Secretariat - $12.7m
  • 4. Legend of the Guardians - $6.9m
  • 5. My Soul To Take - $6.8m
Have you guys seen this movie?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chile escape shaft near completion

The men stuck in a mine in northern Chile are still stuck there.

Work to line the top of an escape shaft with metal tubing is expected to finish in the next few hours at the mine where 33 men are trapped in northern Chile.  A winch and pulley will be installed and the shaft tested before the rescue begins, it is hoped, on Wednesday.  Amid the final preparations for the rescue the Chilean health minister said some of the miners were gallantly insisting they should be last to leave.  The men have been entombed since the mine partially collapsed on 5 August.

Among their relatives at the surface, initial despair at the accident gave way to anxiety over their predicament, to be replaced by joy and excitement as the hoped-for rescue approaches.  After 41 days of drilling and three separate rescue plans, engineers finally broke through to the miners on Saturday morning, sparking celebrations across Chile.

What do you think?  They have been stuck in that mine for awhile.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Google tests self-driving cars

Just in the news, Google tests cars that drive themselves.  The cars use video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic, software engineer Sebastian Thrun said.  They remain manned at all times by a trained driver ready to take control as well as by a software expert.  Google hopes the cars can eventually help reduce road traffic and cut the number of accidents.  In a posting on the company's blog, Thrun said the self-driven cars had so far covered 140,000 miles on the road.
They have crossed San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate bridge, negotiated the city's famous sloping streets, driven between Google offices, and made it around Lake Tahoe in one piece.

What do you guys think?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Runescape Quest, The Void Stares Back

Runescape just released another new quest, titled the Void Stares Back.  The quest requirements are as follows:

Requirements to start The Void Stares Back:

80 Magic
78 Attack
78 Strength
71 Firemaking
70 Construction
70 Crafting
70 Smithing
55 Summoning
10 Defence
A Void Dance
Complete the Conquest tutorial
A combat level of 100+ is recommended

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Runescape quest, Gunnar's Ground, replaces Romeo and Juliet Quest

That's right.  Runescape introduced a new quest recently called Gunnar's Ground.  It replaced the Romeo and Juliet quest, a favorite of a lot of people.  Check out the full article here.



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