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Well,  it’s Friday, quite possibly the best day of the week and I decided to add a top ten list to my blog!  I was reading and found it interesting that health magazine has a top ten list of most stressful jobs.  Some of these to me are shockers, I would figure like being in the Military would rank high, because it is a job, not just a duty.  But, I figured its a good tid bit to read!  I’ll post something else later today as well, probably something tech and or game related, but until then enjoy!

1 ) Inner City High School Teacher
2 ) Police Officer
3 ) Miner
4 ) Air Traffic Controller
5 ) Medical Intern
6 ) Stockbroker
7 ) Journalist
8 ) Customer Service/ Complaint Worker
9 ) Secretary
10 ) Waiter

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Many WoW(World of Warcraft) players out there have been comparing this game to the current game they lay allegiance with.  However, with a plethora of some cool advances and a more streamlined game play system…could Warhammer: Age of Reckoning give WoW a run for its money?  I would love to hope so seeing that this game brings a fresh new light on the MMORPG scene, because frankly 5 years of Warcraft, countless hours grinding until my eyes bleed is getting old.

I for one am a huge PvP(Player Vs. Player) buff, I love to do nothing more than pounds somebody’s face into the virtual ground and then go promplty after someone else.  Hold on there psycho parents, I keep my violence in game and thats where it stays.  Warhammer is introducing a cool way to do battle through their new RvR system.  Think of it, as a huge seamless battle between realm vs. realm.  But, unlike WoW, Warhammer has you gaining experience for quests done in the battle, xp for killing other players, and even loot from those dead players!  It’s almost like a cream come true for someone like myself who is sick and tired of the cookie cutter arena based pvp system that WoW has you again grind countless hours in trying to even get enough points to earn your gear.    That’s frustrating, but, RvR is an awesome welcome as its totally seamless at the moment and actually makes you feel like your part of the war!

Another great addition in this game is the fact that if your in a guild, you no longer feel like your just part of a name.  Your guild works togethor as a team in RvR, completing public quests and earning experience points for the guild itself, unlocking new things.   Also, the dye system for your clothing is a cool little addition that I’m sure WoW will steal once its released.  All you do is pay a couple of copper and you can change the color of your clothing, creating a style for however each player feels the need to look.  Finally, players will be able to adorn trophies, of alot of cool achievements, heads of players, killed special in game characters, etc. etc.

If anything, if this game fails, and falls to the pressure of the mega giant(WoW).  You can totally assure that WoW will be taking qualities from Warhammer and putting them in the game.  Oh yea they already have…achievements, and their full zone PvP.  However, I can safely say, I won’t be cancelling my account to WoW anytime soon, but I will certainly be trying out Warhammer come September 18th!

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Now that the new browser is out many people are having their words and chiming in good or bad about such product. However throughout the technology consensus, Chrome is supposedly lackluster in return….well, that’s great and call considering that Chrome is all of one day old.

I understand why Mozilla and Microsoft make big stinks saying their not impressed. However, we must look back to when navigator was king, they weren’t impressed with IE probably. IE wasn’t impressed with Firefox and now its the supposed “king” of the browsers. There mere fact that people are so quick to bash a less than 24 hour old product is just amazing. Not to mention that this product is considered a BETA product is even better. The browser will get better. It’s pretty much open to all developers to create their own widgets and share it to the world.

It will be big, just like Google does everything they do big. I however am quite excited about the new advancements, that could potentially be created because someone is willing to try and open new doors.

Just give Chrome more time to shine than 24 hours. All things great did not instantly happen, they were created and crafted time and time again until perfection.

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*Update – The link to download Google Chrome Beta Can Be Found Here!*

So today is the day a new open source web browser is released.  Aiming at taking the functionality of firefox and making it better.  I for one will be one of the millions that is downloading it at 2 o clock to see what its all about.  This project has been on the table since 2004 when google pulled its development staff off of firefox and began with a fresh start aiming to correct the problems that IE and Firefox have long since ignored when it comes to web-browsing.

The main feature of this new internet browsing window is that each tabbed page is running it’s own process, so this should completly make the crashing browser a memory and only allows the single page that is corrupted to crash.  Pretty sweet, as often times on firefox, when one page crashes, the whole browser crashes.  It’s not really a big deal, but if it happens normally to you, then this is certainly the option to go for.

Also another step up to the browsing features Chrome has is the Webkit engine, made famous by Apple’s Safari and various nokia cell phone browsing applications.  Also, the “omnibox” is finally out of beta mode(which can be seen on the google home page, when you search you get the amount of searches and it autocompletes for you) and the final mode will enable a smart search filter for you and create results even faster, and more accurate to ease the searching for the consumer.

All in all I am highly excited and will be giving my take on this browser after it has been downloaded and viewed upon by the masses!  Enjoy!

Uploaded below was is a released image from google describing the new Google Chrome in comic book form!

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Wow, I can’t think of a better way to get my movie needs on, and seeing the Dark Knight twice. Both times I was blown away. Aside from The Scarecrow the Joker is my next favorite villain, but with the performance of Heath, I must say, the Joker has taken the number one spot. I can’t get his first story about how the scars came about on his face. I loved it, all while showing how sick and sadistic the human behind the paint has become.   Oh and the pencil trick was wonderful.

Although I don’t think its going to warrant him an Oscar for it, but I think it provides a strong glimpse as to how serious and dedicated of an actor he was for his last full movie. Hands down, he created the reality of what people didn’t expect, inciting chaos with words, his fiery passion to destroy the world and watch it burn as Alfred states.

Heath provided the incite and the pathological essence of the creation of a mastermind through psychology. The story illustrated was great for his plot, but he made you believe it could happen. The way he altered his voice and changed his personality numerous times, really made the movie and the Joker unpredictable, as well as the score of music that played in the background as the Joker spoke, making it more and more intense as the scene went on.

The plot with Rachel and Harvey Dent and the creation of Two-Face was great as well. Throughout the movie though I felt as if Two-Face was just there trying to get revenge. I hope they bring him back and if they do, there are a lot of questions that need answers. All in all The Dark Knight, is quite possibly my favorite movie in years. The plot, the characters and the twists of the movie are top-notch. It’s unbelievable, and I would have loved to hear what Heath would of had to say about the character process at all the premiers. Cheers, and enjoy some goodness below.

The Joker, Heath Ledger

The Joker, Heath Ledger

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Well E3 is here and news is coming out the woodwork on various games, design changes, exclusive gaming news and all.  But, I am most intrigued by the new screens that show the new Xbox navigation system.  Apparently were getting avatars much like the Yahoo based system that people can check out and see what were into with a more visual appeal.

I’m not so much excited about it as seeing the screens almost look like it has taken a step back in terms of what it looks like now to possibly what it could look like.   My biggest concern just is the overall feel and all that jazz.  Most importantly though were going down the slippery slope of the facebook battle of watching us at all times and keeping everyone else updated.  There is I believe an option to turn it off, but hopefully they don’t remove it.

Also, a new party update is going to be available with private chat rooms and game joinings to boot.  With me being a hardcore bad company player at the moment I am loving it.  In fact, I would enjoy that 8 people can play different games and all chat togethor at one time.  This is indeed why Xbox live is the social giant that it is today.  It isn’t so much about games as it is a multimedia socialiate sharing moment.

Also click here to read more about the Live Experience.

Xbox Live Interface

Xbox Live Interface

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Shine them shoes boys and gals.  Were going dancing.  The Penguins totally abused the Flyers yesterday to capture the Eastern Conference Title and wrote in their spot for the Cup finals.  Up until game time, you could tell here in PIttsburgh, the only thing people were thinking about was the time, when the game started, and everything other than those two things didn’t really matter.  Because, at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon the Penguins went on to extinguish the Flyers dreams of making it to the Final Round of the playoffs.

Ray Shero looks like a freaking Genius with the trades he pulled off this year.  Hossa and Dupuis have been making plays left and right, while the U.S.S Gill has been hunkering down the defensive lines.  The Western conference seems a little cloudy as to who the more dominant team is.  Detroit has given up two games to Dallas, and hasn’t been able to clinch that series ending win just yet.  They’ll try and finish it up tonight and try and advance to the Finals.

Dallas, has shown decent play at times, Marty Turco is a machine in net when he is on.  Detroit however, has let me down because I thought they would be smoking Dallas after going up three games.  But with the loss of Franzen, it makes me wonder, is their age finally showing up?  You can only get as far as your goalies can take you.  Marty has been playing out of his mind, as well as our Marc-Andre Fleury.

I think Detriot ranks among the best, except I just don’t trust their Goalies, Osgood looks as if he is slipping at the wrong time in the play-offs, and Hasek was pulled early in the play-off first series.   So surely confidence is a question mark for him.

Honestly, if it comes down to Detroit and Pittsburgh, It’s going to be one star studded series that probably won’t dissapoint.  But either way…. I’ll take my Pens in 6.  Also come join us at our new Forums page.  The link is right here http://www.clayton-nichols.com/forum/phpBB3

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