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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Most Valuable Action Figures

All toys are not created equal -- and these pricy pieces of plastic prove it.

previous Most Valuable Action Figures

How many Star Wars figures did you have when you were a kid? How many G.I. Joes? How many Barbies?

If you grew up in just about any Western country in the last sixty years, the answer to at least one of those questions is a sharp intake of breath, a few moments of thought, and an “I don’t know. Lots?”

You probably threw them away when you grew up, but you’re about to wish you hadn’t. Yesterday’s popular toy is today’s collectors’ item. Some of the action figures you loved as a child are now sought-after rarities with enormous pricetags. Who knows which of these four-, five-, and even six-figure toys lurks in your attic? Probably none of them. But hey, maybe it’s your lucky day. Read on and find out.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

NEW Short Story ebook: 2679 words, Soft Romantic Erotica / Sensual Romance US$1/ 1GBP/1 EUR

"Temple and Silent Tommy,"

a post second world war (WWII) love story.

Now AVAILABLE for sale, with 70% MORE STORY than free version, as downloadable
ebook: Mobipocket
(for Blackberry, Palm, Symbian, and Neale@ Kindle Store), Adobe Reader,
MS Reader.
Find everywhere online!

A post Second World War (WWII) love story/novel excerpt. The war's been over two years; but, days ago Temple and her little dog Wuffer found Tommy, drinking the morning's milk outside the door of his own family home, like a stray tomcat, finally returned, after seven long years, from God only knows what covert war ventures.

Temple is now a young widow, who's kept her adopted home safe, its hearth warm and loving; Tommy's a restless, wandering warrior with a perilous past. No longer the elder teen boy, teasing her while she hurries to blossom from child to adolescent; he's now a man grown, teasing her, and still making her desire flame out of control.

_2679 words, Soft Romantic Erotica / Sensual Romance

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Computer Prices Keep Falling By ConsumerReports.org

Also see http://www.squaretrade.com/htm/pdf/SquareTrade_laptop_reliability_1109.pdf re: 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years


By ConsumerReports.org

Computer prices keep falling, so you should be able to find a good deal when you shop this holiday season.

Which Tech Gadgets will be phased out by 2020?
Illustration: Sarah Jones

Tablets may be grabbing the spotlight, but traditional computers remain the tool of choice for those who need to get serious work done. Laptop and desktop models continue to display innovations, with laptops shrinking and more touch screens coming to desktops. And tiny netbooks still make sense for many people.

Here's the latest computer news:

Gateway NV57H26U
Gateway NV57H26U
Photo: Courtesy gateway.com

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Great deals are plentiful

Laptops that we rated Very Good or Excellent are available for $500 or less. With many models, you won't have to compromise on performance or features. For example, performance on the Gateway NV57H26U, was excellent. It's a 15.6-inch laptop with decent battery life that costs just $450. It also has an HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV for high-definition video streaming.

If you need a laptop mainly for tasks such as word processing, Web browsing, and e-mail, even better deals emerge. Our ratings include a few 15.6-inch laptops for under $400. The Gateway NV55C49U ($350), Dell Inspiron I15R-526MRB ($380), and HP G62-373DX ($380) are all recommended models with good or very good performance; all three models were fast for productivity tasks.

Macbook Air
Apple MacBook Air 11.6"

Lighter and cheaper models are coming

If you're shopping for a laptop, be on the lookout for ultrabooks, new laptops that are supposed to be thinner, lighter, and less expensive than most laptops. Thirteen-inch ultrabooks will be no thicker than 0.7 inch, about 30 percent thinner than most laptops. In addition, battery life should be at least 8 hours and the price less than $1,000. Toshiba's Port g Z830 and Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s are among the first models expected. They will weigh under 3 pounds, be about 0.6 inch thick, and use solid-state storage. Asus is also releasing an ultrabook this fall.

The new ultrabooks were not available in time for our ratings, but several laptops we tested provide similar features. Apple's MacBook Air, available in 11- and 13-inch versions, and Samsung's 13-inch 900X3A-A03 are thinner and lighter laptops than most models their size.

A third choice is the Sony Vaio VPCZ2190X. What distinguishes it from other laptops is the included Media Dock. There's a DVD drive, an option missing with other thin-and-lights, as well as a built-in discrete graphics chip with 1GB of memory. Plug in the Media Dock when you want to play demanding video games or leave it home when you want to carry around just the diminutive Vaio. Performance was excellent in either case, and battery life was 7.5 hours.

The Apple, Samsung, and Sony are featherweights, easy to carry, stylish, and comfortable to use. As we expect with ultrabooks, those models don't make you trade ergonomics or functionality for low weight, thin profiles, and battery life. But they cost more than the maximum targeted price for ultrabooks.

All-in-ones are growing

These space-saving all-in-one desktops should become an even bigger part of the market, experts say. The best cost at least $1,000, but as the market grows, prices could drop. Meanwhile, sales of the bulkier full-sized desktops, which offer more bang for the buck, will probably fall.

Plan ahead for Windows 8

When the next version of Microsoft's operating system launches in late 2012, touch-screen capability should be available on more laptops and desktops. That's because Windows 8 will be developed as both a tablet and a computer platform. If you're buying an all-in-one desktop, consider a model with a touch-enabled display to take advantage of the new features when they become available.

Among the changes expected in Windows 8: The Start menu will be replaced by a screen full of tiles representing your photos, widgets, applications, bookmarks, and videos. You'll use your finger (or a mouse) to slide from screen to screen, select tiles to launch them, or open multiple tiles at the same time.

Office and Internet Explorer 10 will also be touch-optimized, Microsoft says. There will also be an app store where you can buy low-cost software, much as you do for a smart phone or tablet.

iPad 2
Apple IPad 2 16GB

Laptop or tablet?

Buy a laptop if …

• Serious typing is a priority.

• You want to store, load, and unload a lot of data on the device.

Buy a tablet if …

• Portability is a top priority.

• You want a touch-screen device to browse the Web, play games, and enjoy other apps.

Do you need a netbook?

A tablet is lighter, faster, and better for movies or games than the 10-inch, budget laptop known as a netbook. Here are a few reasons a netbook might make sense:

It's cheaper
Tablets with screens about the same size as a netbook's usually cost $500 or more, compared with $300 or less for netbooks. Seven-inch tablets cost less but offer only about half the viewing area.

You need a keyboard
For serious work, a netbook's keyboard beats a tablet's onscreen keys. Many tablets accept external keyboards, available at additional cost.

You create lots of content
A netbook runs standard office applications. Apps for tablets can perform many of the same functions, but they may not be as full-featured. Netbooks usually have 250GB of storage, compared with 8 to 64GB for most tablets.

A netbook makes wired connections
A network port for a wired connection to printers or other devices is standard equipment on a netbook, but not on most of the tablets we've tested.

Bottom line
If a netbook is right for you, here are some models we recommend: The Asus Eee PC 1015PX-MU17-WT, $280, which has a very good display; the Gateway LT2802U, $200, which has more than 9 hours of battery life; and the Acer Aspire One AOD255E-13877, $270, which has 10 hours of battery life.

Copyright © 2006-2011 Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. No reproduction, in whole or in part, without written permission.


Also see http://www.squaretrade.com/htm/pdf/SquareTrade_laptop_reliability_1109.pdf re: 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


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NEW Client Game Script by Neale Sourna

Game Script by Neale Sourna

Be a game detective sleuth following a sexy, cheating bisexual wife, who may be horny for what you've got, too, not to mention a high cash bonus payout for your results.

Or maybe not, if you fail.

Go on a (Seven) "7 Day Quest" with private investigator Jack Wells .

Get your Lesson of Passion and see what the hot ladies and gents in this sexy little town, massage spa, hotel, bar, and other locations swing!

Player comments:

"Good story line,good girls, great graphics 5/5!"

"really fuunny game;) very nice"

"wow, amazing game, one of the best.. hotty girls and good storyline"

"story in the game is awesome, and dead line of 7 days makes it more interesting"

"a great story, a great game, and great graphics"

"the story line is great"

"a great story, a great game, and great graphics"

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VOTE "NO" on Issue 56_To re-add unattended, illegally parked traffic camera$ in Garfield Heights, Ohio_Fall 2011

[CLICK on Title Above for more information]
VOTE "NO" on Issue 56_To re-add unattended, illegally parked traffic camera$.

Traffic Cam$ gouge the citizens and insults us all.

Kids aren't being run over all day, or it'd make the news, people.

The City of Garfield Heights, Ohio, needs cash but not out of our own pockets just for seconds of passing an illegally parked, abandoned (no cop or traffic maid inside) commercial traffic trap.

We can sell the methane the city generates 24-7 not $100 tickets out of the blue, mailed to you for an offense no cop saw.


This is what the Arizona traffic cam company had them mail to the Citizens of Garfield HTS OH. More info and our opinions or PDF version

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Monday, October 17, 2011

New Ebook Title Update_Neale Sourna's SexSinger: Cunnilingus (Info and Sex Games)

Sex Advice

Neale Sourna's SexSinger: Cunnilingus
How to Give Head (Oral Sex and Eating Pussy), for Giving Women Orgasms of Cuntlicious Joy! Info and Games!

SEE: Table of Contents

Copyright © 2011
by Neale Sourna/PIE: Perception Is Everything's Clear Focus Imprint

1. Sexuality 2. Women-Sexual behavior 3. Marriage
4. Relationships-self-improvement 5. People with disabilities-Sexual behavior

Listen to Promo Then Listen to Neale on Tony Kay's Show at www.ArtistFirst.com talk about

Neale Sourna's SexSinger formerly/also known as (CuntSinger), about writing, about sexual and moral history and the sexually powerful words we fear to use (one hour,

(498,636 kb),
(46,748 kb)

or download
directly from ArtistFirst.com http://www.artistfirst.com/bookshows.htm

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cleveland Film Extras and Marvel's The Avengers Trailer 1!

Most explosions and running and mayhem and heroes looking thwarted or cool in action, yes, in Cleveland.

_Neale Sourna, extra via Cleveland Film Commission

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Finished Filmmaker/Director Laura Paglin's [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1490119/] w/ Editor Lee Will [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2241444/], Editor Nels Bangerter [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1637105/], and Editor Chris Osborn [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0651557/] DOCUMENTARY APPRENTICE EDITOR WORKSHOP INTENSIVE.

Was very exciting, a bit daunting, but verrry coool. Learned a lot, met cool people. Tri-C/Cuyahoga Community College and the Cleveland Film Commission are a good mix. Even remet a fellow Extras from I, Alex Cross and Marvel's The Avengers.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Dispute Over Apple Image Shows Internet's Reach

, New York Times, October 13, 2011

HONG KONG — Few personal journeys can shed as much light on the age we live in as the one traveled by Jonathan Mak in the past week.

Mr. Mak, a university student in Hong Kong, went from being an unknown, aspiring graphic designer to an Internet sensation after an image he produced spread rapidly across digital platforms following the death of Steven P. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple.

Mr. Mak’s design of a silhouetted profile of Mr. Jobs in the Apple company logo was shared across the Web and reported by news media. The actor Ashton Kutcher posted the design on his Twitter account.

And then, nearly as fast, Mr. Mak found himself being vilified.

With a speed fitting for the technological age that Mr. Jobs helped usher in, Mr. Mak became the subject of derisive Internet postings and negative news media reports. His design, it turned out, closely matched one produced earlier this year by Chris Thornley, a British graphic artist.

“It’s been a very overwhelming experience,” Mr. Mak, 19, said by telephone between classes at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. “I still attend classes and lessons as usual. But as far as following my assignments, it’s been difficult.”

Mr. Mak said he had developed his design in late August — a white Apple logo on a black background, with a black silhouette of Mr. Jobs indented in the apple — as a tribute to Mr. Jobs after he stepped down as chief executive of Apple.

Mr. Mak said he had searched across the Internet both for inspiration and to ensure he was not copying another design. He said his searches had not uncovered Mr. Thornley’s design.

He then posted the tweaked Apple logo on his blog . Mr. Mak also asked the public to alert him if they spotted similarities between his work and others.

The design lay quietly on his blog for weeks until Mr. Jobs’s death on Oct. 5.

“Overnight, my Web site went from getting 80 responses to tens of thousands,” he said. “At first I was very happy.”

But by the weekend, Mr. Mak said, people began informing him how similar his design was to Mr. Thornley’s, which featured a black Apple logo on a white background, with a white silhouette of Mr. Jobs at a slightly different angle.

Mr. Mak said he had received notification Sunday night from Mr. Thornley’s wife, Julia, about the similarities of the two designs.

In the world of graphic design, similarities between images are quite common, said Juliette Cezzar, director of the communication design program at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. But Mr. Mak’s case shows how easy it has become to unearth similar images or outright copies.

“If we were living in a different age, it would take weeks, maybe months to discover copies,” Ms. Cezzar said. “Now it can take 24 hours. That is a good thing.”

In a statement released to the news media, Mr. Thornley said he had followed the controversy while receiving treatment for a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He said he had first developed his design in May “because I wanted to celebrate the fact that someone who had cancer was still working, still driving forward and still thinking positively about the future.”

Mr. Thornley, a 40-year-old living in Darwen, England, acknowledged the dangers the digital age presented to creativity.

“The Internet can be a double-edged sword,” he said. “You need to use the Internet in order to promote yourself, but in order to do this you are making yourself vulnerable to these situations.”

Mr. Thornley said he hoped to speak with Mr. Mak soon about the two designs.

“J. Mak has been as honest as he can about the situation, I think,” he said. “It is important to have the debate about this, and J. Mak has to be credited for opening up the debate and not hiding from it.”

Such an environment “is really stressful for designers,” said Ms. Cezzar. “You don’t want to be called out in front of the world and called a copier.”

For his part, Mr. Mak said the past week had provided a lesson he could apply as a graphic designer.

“It really taught me to be very careful about what I say and do,” Mr. Mak said. “With all the negative publicity I received in Hong Kong, it taught me to be very careful. At the same time, I need to stay true to my sense of aesthetics.”


Ideas can come forth, inspiring us, and come to more than one at a time. Try not to vilify one of two after both have discovered fire or making the "first" stringed instrument on their own, from a puff of inspiration which spoke to both and gave us inspiration and joy, in return._Neale Sourna

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