I found this on Reddit. User bogus_wheel is a physicist and so is her boyfriend. This is how he proposed. Click for larger version. [original image]
Scottish arms dealer Destro leads the Baroness and Cobra Commander to a crash site housing alien technology. From the wreckage, they repair and reprogram both the Autobots and Decepticons, enslaving them to exact world dominion over the entire planet. In response the United States forms an elite team called G.I. Joe
There is more than meets the eye. Unaware of the previous attrition between the Autobots and Decepticons, Cobra Commander treads on icy ground by putting the two factions too close for comfort, which goes to show that knowing is half the battle.
This comic crossover series was released in 2003 by Image and surely would cater to geek fantasy if this made the next movie. Wishful thinking on my part.
Drinking is fun with the TikiBar TV DrinkBot Decanter, Robot Box Shot Glasses and the Official Charooba Mug.
Who wants to review these with me?
It’s been almost a week since Crumpler Philippines announced the local chapter of Beer for Bags. Let’s check out some of the photos of beer stacked outside the Cumpler store.
I took these today, after coming from an appointment:
Wow, that’s a loadful of Cheetos! Sadly for those who still are planning on exchanging their beer for bags, most of the stock is gone. I wanted the Maurice messenger bag for my 13 inch MacBook — but that’s gone too.
EDIT: Just to add, Charlie Paw says that the bags are actually 30% to 50% cheaper when bought with beer. That’s 50% to 70% discount:
The cost of the beer for the exchange of each bag is just 30 to 50% of the price of the bag So its like getting less 50 to 70 % off plus you get to drink all the beer you want during the Crumpler Beer for Bags party on the 27th
Free Crumpler loot bags for the first 50 beer bringers on Feb 21 [PhilMUG]
OMG! IT’S FINALLY HERE! We found out that Charlie and the guys behind Crumpler Philippines are replicating the Beer for Bags promo which Crumpler is known for worldwide! The mechanics are simple — there is only one currency and that’s BEER!
I just had to ask Charlie if this was true — YUP! YUP! he says and it’s happening for one whole week with a culminating beer party in Warehouse 135!
I stole this BEER = BAGS exchange rate diagram from Chuvaness’ site so please click on it to enlarge:
What?? No Red Horse?? Anyway…
If you’ve been wanting a spankin’ new Crumpler bag AND give up alcohol, NOW is the best time to let go of your beers – lock, stock and barrel. Bring your beers (and cheetos!) from February 21 to 25 and you can exchange them for bags. According to Chuvaness, anyone who exchanges their beer also qualify for tickets to Warehouse 135 on February 27 for a Crumpler Beer Party (with Cheetos)!
I’m just wondering though … can we exchange Crumpler bags for beers?
The new iLife ’09 suite brings a bag of surprises for the Mac user. Take for instance the tuning fork built into Garage Band ’09. Other apps have their own amazing features – iPhoto ’09 has the new face recognition technology built in allowing you to tag faces and sync them to Facebook.
Well it isn’t in the fine print, but iPhoto ’09 also detects faces that don’t appear on camera. Muumuu cam FTW!
Hello Mac user. Have you upgraded to iLife ’09 yet?
Amidst the great reception of iPhoto ’09 and the woes for iWeb ’09 I must say that the biggest improvements to the suite are really with Garage Band ’09. If you play guitar for instance, the new version comes with a built in tuning fork! What it does: it uses your Mac’s internal mic as a tuning fork. I’m not exactly tone deaf but I have been training myself to find the perfect middle key of C to make tuning easier (actually it’s more like “E” since that’s the guitar’s 6th string). While you pluck each string, the computer detects if your key is in perfect pitch. You need to have a lot of relative quiet while doing this. In a noisy room – or depending how sensitive your mic is, you’re going to get wonk readings. But nonetheless, way cool!
The second feature I was excited to play around with was the artist tutorials.
There’s nothing better than the Jonas Brothers teaching me how to play “We Got the Party.” There’s nothing better than having Sting teach me how to play Fragile for a mere six bucks.
When I launched it however, I was saddened to the nth degree:
Oh well, nothing for the Philippines yet. Nonetheless, Garage Band ’09 brings in a new dimension to creating music because it doesn’t just give you the tools to mix and create recordings, it teaches you how to do it Garage Band is moving from mere composition software to online music resource!
And here’s a short black and white silent film directed by Thomas Tan, whom I’ve known since we were kids in PAREF Southridge.
The film was shot with zero budget, as a promotional vid for Elfsar Comics. References to Supergirl and Batman in this short thriller. On a side note, I love working with people who can cram such great content into zero budget productions. Absolutely golden!
To my dearest friend Knox. 9 years of friendship proves how much of my geeky side rubbed off on you. Thank you for this NES Controller belt I will wear it with pride, just like Captain N.
As a niche leader in comfortable bags, Crumpler also produces some of the most bizzare schwag. Thanks to the generosity of Charlie Paw at last night’s PhilMUG party we have the chance to do an official unboxing and and first impression run of the Loo Roll, Crumpler’s tissue roll that doubles as a paint by number coloring pad.
In depth review after the break.
This is not the first time we’ve seen interesting partnerships between banks and technology companies. Back then, Blizzard released the World of Warcraft VISA card that allows rebates to additional gaming hours. Not a bad deal if you’re really into WoW. But perhaps, for the rest of us, the new offer from Nokia might seem more tempting.
Our mobile phone load purchases and post paid bills are as good as cash in my opinion. Instead of charging your credit card to additional air miles or gas, why not charge it to earn rebates for your prepaid load or post paid bills? So I was really excited (and curious) to see the Nokia VISA card booth at a Standard Chartered fabrication at the Alabang Town Center. If you want to check the full press release, head over here.
The card is not exclusive to Nokia users. Anyone can apply for the credit card, subject to the screening process set forth by Standard Chartered Bank. The co-branding arrangement between Nokia and Standard Chartered VISA will help promote the use of mobile phones by offering cash rebates on both pre-paid and post-paid transactions. Key features of the credit card include:
10% cash rebate on prepaid load transactions
5% cash rebate on postpaid mobile phone bills
0.5% cash rebate on all non-installment purchases charged to the credit card
Wow! That’s pretty significant – even for post paid subscribers. If you spend P30,000 a year on your post-paid plan and charge it to your Nokia card, that’s still a P1,500.00 rebate at the end of the year! Not sure how that would work on prepaid transactions though — does the “Passa Load” system support credit card transactions?
Nonetheless, if you think the rebates are cool enough, the Nokia Best Deals Program allows 0% transactions all year round using the Nokia credit card. This means that you can avail of any Nokia phone under 0% interest all year round! [warning] Although there really is some form of mark up when it comes to 0% interest, it still makes it easy for anyone to buy a Nokia phone if you’re fond of the “tingi” method. [/warning] Pretty cool, huh?
Here is a complete list of Nokia phones that can be bought in 6 months or 12 months with 0% interest.
Here’s a sample breakdown of the promos with the highly coveted Nokia E71 and the spankin’ new Nokia N96:
One-time Charge: P20,974
6−mo. Installment: P3,746/mo
12−mo. Installment: P1,873/mo
One-time Charge: P35,077
6−mo. Installment: P6,264/mo.
12−mo. Installment: P3,132/mo.
Here, I quote the FAQ:
Consumers can purchase a Nokia phone in 3 simple ways:
1. by charging the full amount of the phone to the Nokia Standard Chartered Card, whether as a straight charge or through the 0% interest rate installment plan
2. by using their cash rebates via the Full Redemption option
3. by using their cash rebates for a portion of the purchase price and charging the remaining balance to the credit card via the Fast Track option
Looking at this new product from Nokia makes me realize their strong brand equity. It takes a highly reputable company with a high enough .. pardon the term .. “fanbase” to allow such promos to happen. So next time you think about charging your credit card to earn miles, think about charging it to earn.. load or a phone!