Monthly Archives: August 2011

Robert Nay, 14, video game iPhone app Bubble Boy downloaded 2m times

A simple but hugely addictive video game is taking the world by storm.

Bubble Ball is a physics-based puzzle game that has been downloaded as an app by more than two million iPhone users.

It became the top free application on the Apple store.

But it hasn’t been designed by a team of highly paid experts, it is the work of a 14-year-old boy.

Robert Nav’s game even outsold the adventure game Angry Birds.

Since its release on December 29, Bubble Ball’s success has become astounding.

Adding to Robert’s glory is the David versus Goliath nature of his victory.

While he designed Bubble Ball in his bedroom in Spanish Fork, Utah, Angry Birds was developed by 17 professionals in Finland.

The rules of Bubble Ball are simple – players must move a small blue ball from one side of the screen to the other by steering it around various obstacles.

Robert was encouraged to try his hand at programming by a friend who noticed how much he liked his iPod touch.

via Robert Nay, 14, video game iPhone app Bubble Boy downloaded 2m times | Mail Online.

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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in money, technology, think


I was prime minister for far too long, says Mahathir

“To People who retire, please dont just go to sleep and stay at home. Do something because if you are interested in doing things, you will live longer,” Dr Mahathir said to laughter and applause from the crowd.

Responding to a question from a man named Pong, who asked about his recipe for success in turning around Malaysias economy during the 1997-1998 financial crisis, Dr Mahathir said: “If you keep your money under your pillow, the economy will never grow.

“But if you spend the money and somebody makes a profit, the government is always very happy because 28% of the profit goes back to the government.”

via I was prime minister for far too long, says Mahathir.

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in economy, politics, taxes


Mercedes Targeted as Luxury Cars Burned in Germany

Berlin resident Renate Langanke woke up shortly after midnight to a loud explosion. When the pensioner peeked out her window, she saw flames billowing from two Mercedes-Benz brand cars parked across the street.

“Fire and smoke were everywhere, you could smell burned rubber, it was awful,” said Langanke, who lives in a sleepy area with tree-lined alleys in white-collar western Berlin. “I’ve always felt safe here, now I’m scared.”

Arsonists have set fire to 26 cars in the German capital in the last two days, mainly from Daimler AG (DAI)’s Mercedes, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and Volkswagen AG (VOW)’s Audi, police said today. That brings the total number torched this year in Berlin to at least 138, more than double the figure for all of 2010.

via Mercedes Targeted as Luxury Cars Burned in German Globalization Protests – Bloomberg.

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in economy, humanity, politics, think


Signs Of A Bad Investment Advisor

Excluding criminals, there are two kinds of bad investment advisors: well-meaning advisors without the wherewithal to keep up with the science of the fast-evolving profession, and those whose main focus is not on managing their clients’ assets well, but on gathering assets under management in order to grow their own practices.

via 10 Signs Of A Bad Investment Advisor – Forbes.

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in investing, money


millionaire’s secret

A millionaire’s secret for getting the most out of your money

  • The purpose of spending is to take care of current expenses and avoid debt.
  •   The purpose of saving is to take care of future expenses by saving excess cash.
  •   The purpose of investing is to increase wealth.

via At Joe’s Cigar Bar.

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in investing, money


Quotes From Bruce Lee

“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”

“Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.”

“The “moment” has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.”

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough: we must do.”

“Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”

“The measure  of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being”

” Real living is living for others.”

“Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

“A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.”

“Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the patter and takes the pattern to be the real thing.”

“Zen is not “attained” by mirror-wiping mediation, but by “self-forgetfulness in the existential ‘present’ of life here and now.” We do not “come”, we “are.” Don’t strive to become, but be.”

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

“To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.”

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in info


Man uses obscure law to claim ownership of $300k home in upscale Texas town… for just $16 | Mail Online

If someone you knew claimed to have bought a new house for $16, you’d probably expect it to be a rundown hovel.

But for Kenneth Robinson, that princely sum could see him as the new owner of a $300,000 home in an well-manicured part of Flower Mound, Texas.

On June 17, Mr Robinson took advantage of a little known Texas law to move into the abandoned home.

via Man uses obscure law to claim ownership of $300k home in upscale Texas town… for just $16 | Mail Online.

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in economy

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