Thursday, 31 March 2011

Valve Has Raised $300,000 In Donations To Japan

The people at Valve software, the developers behind games like Half Life and Team Fortress have already raised $300,000 to help the people in Japan, by selling hats for their game Team Fortress 2, this is amazing news :)

Cat trying to set world record!

"She hit the headlines with a thunderous purr that was compared to a lawn mower, hair dryer or even a Boeing 747 coming in to land - and now Smokey has made a Guinness world record attempt to see if she is the loudest purring domestic cat on the planet.

Owner Ruth Adams, from Pitsford, Northampton, enlisted the help of the town's college to get specialist sound equipment to record the attempt and organise some official witnesses.

The attempt, at their home, saw the 12-year-old cat's purr reach 73 decibels - 16 times louder than the average cat. Smokey's efforts have been put forward to Guinness and the Adams family is waiting to find out if she scoops the title of world record purrer."


Irish banks need extra 24bn euros to survive

The Republic of Ireland's banks need an extra 24bn euros (£21.2bn) to survive the financial crisis.
The figure follows a stress test on the Irish banking system by a group of independent experts and the country's central bank.
Four lenders were tested - Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Educational Building Society (EBS) and the Irish Life & Permanent.
Allied Irish Banks needs most money, and will have to raise 13.5bn euros.
Bank of Ireland needs 5.2bn euros, EBS 1.5bn euros, and Irish Life 4bn euros.
The total amount poured into the Irish banks since the financial crisis will now be close to 70bn euros.
Professor Patrick Honohan, governor of the central bank, said: "The new requirements are needed to restore market confidence, and ensure banks have enough capital to meet even the markets' darkest estimates."
Nasty news for the rest of the EU.

Microsoft Vs. Google

"Microsoft's first ever competition complaint is not just a wonderfully ironic turn of events, it's a measure of how the balance of power on the web has shifted. A decade ago control of the desktop and what applications lived on it was still all important - now it's the control of search which delivers huge power and billions of advertising dollars to Google."

What do you think?

Source: BBC News

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

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