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Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.

I have not managed to get out to the theater in quite some time but I have not heard many positive things about 'On Stranger Tides'. Not very suprising since  'At Worlds End' was for the most part disappointing. But this was especially saddening to me after learning that the actual book of which the movie was based on was the inspiration for Monkey Island (one of my favorite video games). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:23 PM | Tags (6) | disney | guybrush | johnnydepp | monkeyisland | movies | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.

Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:45 PM | Tags (9) | 3d | caribbean | comingsoon | filming | jacksparrow | johnnydepp | movies | pirates | strangertides |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.

PageRank has a catchy name and the name recognition. But we've always looked at all the things that are available when ranking search results. We look at where do things come from, what are the words used, how do they interact with each other, how do people interact with them,' he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | pagerank | register | overrated | google | search | algorithm | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.

Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | craters | earth | giant | large | scary | space | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.

I've got a New Year's resolution for Microsoft: Buy Palm and use the hardware and software to jumpstart your mobile strategy. Palm the company is struggling and may not survive past 2010. But its technology is worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:25 AM | Tags (9) | palm | microsoft | buyout | betanews | reasons | asap | hardware | software | strategy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.

I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | adventure | guybrush | telltale | monkeyisland | videogames | finale | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.

Avast ye bilge rat! Ye be looking for some new exotic locales to plunder for your next vacation? Yar, then look no further then these fine ports of call.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:25 PM | Tags (11) | aye | caribbean | exotic | locales | pirates | plunder | ports | rediscover | travel | vacation | yar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.

Apparenly real craters left by meteors are not as tidy as this one was and that don't appear to have been dug out with a shovel. Oh well. See yesterday's batch of links for original story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | crater | dug | fake | hoax | latvia | meteor | shovel | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.

'My first impression is that, yes, it was a meteorite,' he said. 'All the evidence suggests this when compared to pictures of real meteorite craters.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | meteor | latvia | object | space | crash | lands | impact | crater |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.

What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day than with an added dose of Monkey Island. 'Launch of the Screaming Narwhal' can be yours at midnight tonight for free. There is also a deal on the full series as well (five bucks off). I heart Telltale.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | free | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | pirates | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Title and release date of next Pirates of the Caribbean movie recently announced.Title and release date of next Pirates of the Caribbean movie recently announced.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides' will hit movie theaters summer of 2011. Savvy? Plot of the movie rumored to focus around finding the legendary Fountain of Youth (as we last left off with At World's End).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 10:27 AM | Tags (7) | caribbean | disney | fourquel | pirates | savvy | sequel | sparrow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Yes, poodles can be groomed to look like just about anything these days.Yes, poodles can be groomed to look like just about anything these days.

Meet some of the entries for 'creatively groomed' dog shows all over the United States. This feels so wrong.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:16 PM | Tags (6) | camels | horses | pandas | pirates | poodles | transformed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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