Leaked iPhone 4s Pictures

Here are some leaked images of Apples ‘cheap’ iPhone 4s from a reliable source through Tinh via iClarified.

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Funny Signs from around the world

Signs from around the world. Living, rather upright proof that pictures say the darndest things.

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Taiwanese funeral strippers entertain the living and the dead

It’s a wierd world and that’s an understatement. If your loved one dies in Taiwan a funerary option open to you is the Electric Flower Car (EFC), a wheeled, neon-lit platform upon which women strip down to their bare essentials.

University of South Carolina anthropologist Marc L. Moskowitz recently did a documentary ‘Dancing for the Dead: Funeral Strippers in Taiwan’ which detailed the practice.

According to Mosckowitz the habit is more prevalent in rural areas. Here is the full interview with Mosckowitz.

The tradition supposedly started about 20 years ago, when the Taiwanese mafia people who run the sleazy nightclub business took over significant sections of the island’s mortuary business.


Cheerful Web Site Series 3 – YouIdiot funny pictures of Utter Stupidity

Continuing with our cheerful web site series. Today we look at YouIdiot. YouIdiot is a collection of funny user submitted pictures and videos showing people at the peak of idiocy.

Here are some sample pictures. What better way to start your day. We all need a giggle. Remember if you are on the lookout for quality web hosting, take a look at my South African Web hosting review.


Online Marketing – one plus one equals three, no two

It can be said on anything factual that has ever been formulated or written. From Isaac Newton’s theories of classical gravity to on the face of it completed economic theories coming out of Harvard. It’s all common sense.

I had a rather philosophic bus journey from Germiston into Johannesburg and couldn’t help correlating what I saw in the car sales shops with what I know from online marketing.

When designing your web site or a banner make sure the font is the right size and contracts well with its background. Basics. Most of these car yards have big placards, prices and marketing jargon clearly visible. Surprisingly though a number of them had tiny placards you would’ve to lean over the bonnet to read.

Bear in mind these places are far from being from being a Harrods. They are not the if you ask the price then you can’t afford it. The price is their major selling point.

Prime location, main road frontage all thrown to waste. Online you can have the best content, the best products at a prime location on the first page of google’s search results. If you miss that one simple basic, presentation, it all goes to waste. Reminds me of those buy my ebook sites, top notch SEO, appalling generic presentation.

In the middle of the Johannesburg CBD I got a better understanding of the here is a freebie, it will entice you to give us more business, marketing model.

For R4 (cents in $) thrown into a jug I watched the best free sketch show ever by a group of Zimbabwean comedians called ‘Omkhula’. Value for money yes, but after seeing their performance I walked off with all 4 of their DVDs.

Back in the day, I used to be a fan of the now defunct News of the World paper. Annoyingly till the last edition their online edition was only available for a fee. Not even a read a snippet then pay for me. They got away with it because of the then great brand I guess.

It did not entice me to subscribe though, same news would be on other sites on Monday. If they had wetted my appetite with a snippet, who knows?

Their intelligence is not only exhibited in their comedy but in their business acumen as well. Some of the routines are clearly a buy our dvd call, click here, but are still in context of their offering, comedy.

A free DVD here, money to this one, after ripping him apart though, exhibited that human touch that online folk hide behind html code and jigging graphics.

A simple picture on twitter makes a big difference to whether I listen to what a brand has to offer or not. Say something funny once in a while. I don’t want to interact with a brand as a brand.

That’s why we skip adverts with Tivo, Sky+ or DSTV PVR. Speaking of adverts, the Checkers advert, ‘Will changing your supermarket change the world? No, but it will change the way you live in it.’ Now that’s advertising. Will pop into a Checkers next time I pass one, just for that.

On the opposite end, reminds me of an advert on British television. It was an advert, advertising a television set, and how colour it has. If I could see the colours on my TV set then why buy that one.

Ever realised how mundane it is to follow someone on Twitter who only posts boring personal details. Oh but it’s exciting to know that Wayne Rooney is having fun in the French Riviera. That’s called the power of celebrity. The same reason they are paid millions to endorse products.

If you are not celebrity and want to use Twitter effectively to garner an audience for your brand keep the boring tweets to yourself. Balance though, do not just sell, sell, sell.

You get paid a lot or that business you are marketing is worth something to you so think and just use some common sense.

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Land redistribution without compensation a possibility

Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti has according to reports in the City Press said that the expropriation of land without compensation is a possibility in future if the current leadership fails to speed up land reform.

City Press reported on Sunday that Nkwinti told the newspaper it was important to be “realistic” about the call of the ANC Youth League for the forced takeover of land to speed up redistribution.

“Julius says we as the youth league put the matter the way we think we should put it, and says the minister will have to find a way of putting it in government language. That’s my job and he was correct,” Nkwinti said.

Sadly some in the ANC structures, Julius Malema, more so than other have mastered the art of ignorant crowd pleasing speeches like a certain neighbor up north.

An art perfected by a German in the early 20th century, rouse the crowds, please them. You grow in political stature to the detriment of a particular race, the economy or both.

I hope this cheap politicking does not go far and up within the ANC echelons and into the psych of ordinary South Africans.


Warren Buffett Donates $1.78 Billion to Charity

In 2006, Warren Buffett made a pledge to gradually give the bulk of his wealth from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. away to charity. By donating $1.78 billion to several charities, he is keeping in line with his pledge to donate 99% of his wealth.

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Buffett donated on Thursday 19.34 million Class B shares of his insurance and investment company Berkshire Hathaway Inc to the Gates Foundation.

The B shares closed up $1.25 at $77.77, while Berkshire Class A shares closed up $1,840 at $116,640.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on bringing innovations to health, development and learning to the global community.

Warren Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world.

Buffett is the world’s third-richest person, with a $50 billion net worth, according to Forbes magazine.