Month: April 2008

Global Temperatures to Cool this Year

Well guess what was on the news? Now they are saying the Temperature will actually drop this year! This is due to a a cooling effect in the Pacific ocean called “La Niña” which occurs every fews years in a fairly regualr cycle. In fact, the more famous “El Niño?” and the “La Niño” have occured the same number of times during the last century. This just proves that temperature are always on an ever changing cycle of warming and cooling. NOAA’s El Niño Page NOAA’s La Niña Page BBC’s article – Global temperatures ‘to decrease’ This year, even in the West coast of Scotland, where snow usually only lasts a few days ontop of the 850m peak, the snow is still there! There has been snow on top of these hills for months now, and they are prediciting the Scottish skiing season to run right into May! [nms:weather...

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Sony Erricson K800i (with k810i Software)

Bought from Ebay for £90 to replace my old nokia 7310i which i have had for many many years! Its a vast improvement on my old phone. Lots of fancy features and a great 3Mp camera. One handy tip is to select GSM only from the prefered networks,this extends the battery life when you don’t need 3G [nms: sony k810i...

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Canon Powershot a75 3.2Megapixel 3x Optical zoom

Canon Powershot a75 3.2Megapixel 3x Optical zoom 3.2 Megapixel Camera 3xOptical Zoom 13 shooting modes 9-point AiAF 2min 30second movie clips with sound A Solid wee camera. Has enough features to keep the amateur photography busy with and takes good quality photos, even zoomed in thanks to the optical zoom. The build quality is excellent and the buttons and LCD are easy to use and you know whether you’ve pressed a button or not. The best way to show how good a camera is, is to show you the photos. I shall link to a couple of full size photos which havent been resized by any software. [nms: canon powershot...

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Razer Diamondback Plasma LE

I’ve had this razer mouse for a long time now, coming up for 3 maybe even 4 years! Its never let me down. Loved it from the moment i plugged it in and the blue LED lit up. Its got a nice 7 foot long USB cable with a gold plated connector for better conductivity. This isnt use average optical mouse, its got a great sensitivity and high resolution, and the optical sensor doesn’t go into “sleep” mode saving vital milliseconds when u spot that enemy peeking around the corner! There is also no hideous bright red light when you pick it up since the light source undernearth is ultraviolet and invisible to the human eye. [nms:razer...

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Winter is not over yet!

Just finished watching the weather on BBC One, and sundays forecast had millions of white dots falling right across the UK. Of course this wouldnt be the first time theres been snow in April. Check out the 1908 Snow Storm This winter had seen snow sit on the peaks of the hills of Arran for a few months, its not often that happens, and there is a saying “If theres still snow on the hills…theres more to come” which could be very true of the forecast turns out to be...

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