Wednesday, October 25, 2006

George W. Bush . 6 July 1946 - Tonight 9PM

At first when i saw this newspaper i thought it can't be ! After reading the article i found out that its a documentary made by Channel 4 named "Death of a president". Rushed home, turned on the T.V. and i was amased. Brilliant script, set out in the future, exactly next year.

Very nice to watch... The movie is about what is America willing to do in a death of a president scenario. You'll enjoy it if you can watch it.

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Insomniac thoughts

A walk to remember … well its 5 AM and I’m still not asleep. After watching two movies that make you rip your heart out ( The Notebook and A Walk to Remember ) combined with lack of sleep and partial dizziness I got this idea that life is a walk to remember.

I noticed that I have something in common with the topics approached. You know… when you have common grounds with the main characters. Basically they prove you by the end of the movie that it is really possible in real life to get what you want. Stop the need for compromise all the time and go out there and get it. I’m trying to avoid being specific because this applies to almost everything.

Anyway, I’m not going to say much about this because I could go on and on and on and on just like a Duracell bunny, but I enjoyed the idea of live the moment, avoid future regrets, make everything a walk to remember.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Transport for London

Before i start the criticism i must say that London has (in my opinion) the best public transport in Europe. Now for the bad news:

Over the past year there were several increases in price for public transport. It used to be 1 GBP for an one-way bus ride and 2.50GBP for a ride down the tube. Well... now its 1.50 for the bus and 3 for the subway. Nevermind that... What intrigues me is that there is a new way to save money with public transport: its called the Oyster card (which if you ask me its a stupid name, but that's another story)

In other words it acts like a debit card. You put money on it and every time you want to travel, you just touch your wallet to a magnetic receiver in all buses/train stations/London underground etc. and you're sorted. I just saw a T.V. advert for Oyster, which sends the message that its even cheaper than before to use it. Even better, its FREE!

So i decided to get one (soon...) But today i was thinking, since this card contains information and here i quote the T.V. ad, "you can even register it in your name so you don't lose the money on it if gets lost or stolen"; this isn't really good.

Basically i bet the police has access to the database where all this info is kept, and what if not only the police. I mean this stuff is confidential.

Once i register this card, they can easily check who am i, where to i go, how often do i travel, times when i leave the house etc.

Big supermarkets use this type of cards, to gather information on consumer spending habits. Just imagine for a second what you can gather: What to sell, when to sell, intersect the data with football games, holidays etc. and you have an increase in sales!

But as far as travelling goes .... here's one for you.

Question of the day: Isn't this invasion of privacy? (7.1 million Londoners eh?)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More free time !

Today im feeling a bit down because i miss going around on a photo spree. My camera is fully charged, the cards are empty and ready to go but i lack the free time. Weekend maybe?
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