Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ASUS Eee PC, earlier launched world-wide for cost-saving and functionality factors, became a hot topic in 2007 Taipei IT Month. But the consumer market on laptop computer will be radically varied and changed after ASUS was awarded in the 2007 Taiwan Sustainable Award by Executive Yuan of the Republic of China.

Chairman of ASUS Jonney Shih said: “With this award, we [ASUS] are progressively approved by consumers with our quality and service,” and stressed: “We’ll have a great opportunity to look on bright factor on the Ratio of Sale on Eee PC world-wide including Taiwan.”

Recently in fact, several laptop manufacturers launched multiple laptops not only low-price laptops but also others with Intel Centrino Duo or AMD Athlon 64×2 inside for different consuming population. And those manufacturers battled also on the high-definition AV market with theirs launch. No matter what their market battle will transform, the consumer will be the survivor and winner at this battle.


The Simpsons (Season 4) Dvd Review}

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Camping

The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD Review


Britt Gillette –

Fun for both adults and children, The Simpsons is one of those rare shows that smashed the conventional wisdom of its time and redefined its genre. By creating a truly adult cartoon, and not one watered-down for a younger audience, The Simpsons kept its finger of the pulse of American TV viewers, providing an unmatched wit with its biting satire. Its a combination that opened the door for later prime time animated series such as Futurama, King Of The Hill, and The Family Guy. But in the end, none can come close to the originality and hilarity of The Simpsons, one of the best shows from any genre in television history

The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere Kamp Krusty in which Bart forges his report card so that Homer and Marge will allow him to go to Kamp Krusty, a traditional summer camp for Americas youth. But the summer camp is anything but traditional, and the kids soon learn as theyre forced to make cheap wallets and perform other acts usually reserved for Third World foreign laborers. The kids endure until its revealed that Krusty will not be visiting as promised, the news of which prompts Bart to spark an uprising Other notable episodes from Season 4 include Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie in which Barts punishment (that he can not see the new Itchy & Scratchy movie) threatens to drive him to the brink of insanity, and Duffless in which Homers arrest for a DWI forces him to submit to a campaign of anti-drinking films and AA meetings (made all the worse by Marges request that he quit drinking for one month)

Below is a list of episodes included on The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD:

Episode 60 (Kamp Krusty) Air Date: 09-24-1992

Episode 61 (A Streetcar Named Marge) Air Date: 10-01-1992

Episode 62 (Homer the Heretic) Air Date: 10-08-1992

Episode 63 (Lisa the Beauty Queen) Air Date: 10-15-1992

Episode 64 (Treehouse of Horror 3) Air Date: 10-29-1992

Episode 65 (Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie) Air Date: 11-03-1992

Episode 66 (Marge Gets a Job) Air Date: 11-05-1992

Episode 67 (New Kid on the Block) Air Date: 11-12-1992

Episode 68 (Mr. Plow) Air Date: 11-19-1992

Episode 69 (Lisas First Word) Air Date: 12-03-1992

Episode 70 (Homers Triple Bypass) Air Date: 12-17-1992

Episode 71 (Marge vs. The Monorail) Air Date: 01-14-1993

Episode 72 (Selmas Choice) Air Date: 01-21-1993

Episode 73 (Brother from the Same Planet) Air Date: 02-04-1993

Episode 74 (I Love Lisa) Air Date: 02-11-1993

Episode 75 (Duffless) Air Date: 02-18-1993

Episode 76 (Last Exit to Springfield) Air Date: 03-11-1993

Episode 77 (So it has Come to This: The Simpsons Clip Show) Air Date: 04-01-1993

Episode 78 (The Front) Air Date: 04-15-1993

Episode 79 (Whacking Day) Air Date: 04-29-1993

Episode 80 (Marge in Chains) Air Date: 05-06-1993

Episode 81 (Krusty Gets Kancelled) Air Date: 05-13-1993

Britt Gillette is author of

The DVD Report

, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of

The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD


Article Source:

The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD Review }


Two people die in bus crash in North Yorkshire

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Uncategorized

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A British couple have died after their car collided with a bus carrying a group of children. The crash took part on the A64 at Staxton near Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Sunday morning. The bus continued on through a hedge line and hit an unoccupied camper van. Six passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries.

Detective Inspector Geoff Carey of the North Yorkshire Police said that “The coach was carrying a group of young people as well as adults and they are very shocked. They have slight injuries but a great deal of shock.” He also commented on the after crash saying that “Had the Winnebago not been there the bus could have gone into the house.”

The bus was traveling from Pelsall to Primrose Valley holiday park in North Yorkshire to attend marching band competition when the accident happened.

The North Yorkshire police were unable to give any more details. The A64 was closed in both directions at Staxton at the junction with the B1249. Motorists were advised to avoid the area, which has become congested, according to police.


How To Save Thousands On A Great Auto Loan}

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Finance

How To Save Thousands On A Great Auto Loan


Jon M Arnold

Some people think that getting a great loan deal for a new or used car or truck is just a matter of being at the right place at the right time, or perhaps a matter of how hungry the dealership is at the time you make the purchase. Totally wrong. Getting a good auto loan rate is not luck, but rather a skill that you must learn. Why depend on luck when a bit of research before the purchase can give you more bargaining power? When you are in a better position to negotiate the price, then you are savings even more money.

This same logic can apply to refinancing an existing auto loan where you were not in a position at that time to get the best possible loan deal, or perhaps didn’t know at that time that better deals were available. But whether refinancing an existing auto loan or finding the best deal on a new auto loan, you need to realize that the financing deal is a critical component of the whole deal, and getting the best possible deal can keep hundreds and even thousands of dollars in your pocket.

YouTube Preview Image

Like anything else, the informed consumer is the one who saves the most. Know what the prices are, what they could or should be, and do your homework. Some people have even taken the attitude that they are being paid like $50 or more per hour to do this homework before the purchase, because in effect, that is exactly what they are doing in terms of how much they can save by having this information in their back pocket BEFORE they step into the car showroom.

Your first step is to go online and find out how much you should be paying for the car or truck you have in mind. Then you can run various different scenarios with the built-in calculator at many of the online car shopping sites, determining the monthly payment amount of various amounts of down payment, interest rate, and term of the loan. Compare that against your personal budget and you will already know what you can and cannot do before you even start shopping, and potentially wasting your time.

Some people have said that online sources are your best place to get an auto loan. Let us correct that statement right now they can be a GOOD place to get an auto loan but they are not necessarily the BEST place. Local banks and credit unions frequently have specials for car loan deals, and like any smart shopper, you need to be aware of what they offer to see if you already have found a source offering a better deal on your car or truck financing.

Your best deal for an auto loan is going to come from a good credit score rating. Do you know what your credit score is? It would be well worth your time and effort to find out so that if there are errors in your credit report, you can get those errors corrected and get the best deal. Even a difference of 1% in your auto loan interest rate can mean the difference of a few hundred dollars over the life of the loan.

Bottom line: do your homework, since shopping for the best financing deal is every bit as important as the other things such as the make and model of the car you are buying.

Jon is a computer engineer who maintains web sites on a variety of topics based on his knowledge and experience. You can read more about your best options for Car Loans at his web site at

Car Loan Resources


Article Source:


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.


  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External link

US automakers GM and Chrysler seek more government aid

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Uncategorized

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The United States auto manufacturer Chrysler, which has been badly affected by the ongoing recession, has asked the US government for an additional US$5 billion in aid on top of the four billion it has already received, saying that it plans to fire three thousand employees. At the end of last year, the auto maker had just over 54,000 employees, meaning that the layoffs will equal about six percent of its total workforce.

In addition, Chrysler will cut the Chrysler Aspen, PT Cruiser, and Durango from production.

Another automaker, General Motors (GM), announced that it seeks $16.6 billion in loans from the government, in addition to the $13.4 billion that it has already received. GM plans to lay off 47,000 employees and close five factories. GM says that it might need as much as $30 billion from the US Treasury Department, an increase over their previous estimate of $18 billion. The company has warned that it might run out of money by March if more aid was not given.

Rick Wagoner, GM’s chief executive, described the firm’s plan as “comprehensive, responsive, achievable, and flexible”. “We have a lot of work in front of us, but I am confident it will result in a profitable General Motors,” he said, adding that “today’s plan is significantly more aggressive because it has to be.” GM says that it could be profitable in two years’ time, and might be able to repay all its loans by 2017.

Should the car companies be bailed out again?
Add or view comments

A third US car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, has said that it can make it through this year without any government aid.

The US Treasury Department will review the car makers’ survival plans for several weeks before a decision is made on whether or not to extend the loans. That decision is due by the end of next month.


Japan’s January exports fall by 46% from last year

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Uncategorized

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

According to official figures, Japan’s exports dropped by 46% in January compared to a year ago, the lowest statistics ever to be recorded.

Japan’s exports to the United States plunged by almost 53% in January, with car shipments down by 81%. Exports to the European Union fell by 47%.

The Finance Ministry stated that the trade deficit was 952.6 billion yen (US$9.9 billion), the largest deficit ever recorded. The country’s trade deficit with China increased by 61% to 562.7 billion yen (US$5.86 billion).

“Japan is particularly vulnerable to this downturn because trade is so central to the economy,” said Pascal Lamy, head of the World Trade Organization in a statement during a press conference today.

The demand for Japanese automobiles was hit particularly hard, plunging by 69%. Demand for electronic goods also dropped substantially.

Last week, the government announced that the country’s economy had shrunk at an annualised rate of 12.7% in the last quarter of last year, the fastest contraction in nearly 35 years.


Gravity Marketing Group Reviews Update

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Public Relations

Find Out More About:

Submitted by: Michealcy Bond

REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE!! Via David’s mentoring, I have learned the key techniques to allow our websites to reach the top of Google, and as a result, we have entirely ceased all of our conventional advertising strategies, and as such, have saved a substantial amount of funds. Most relevantly, by means of implementing David Fitzgerald along with the Gravity Marketing Group sound methods, the traffic we have generated by far exceeds the amount we were able to get via the numerous standard approaches of advertising. For literally any business, I whole-heartedly suggest David’s services, as they give you the opportunity to reach a global audience practically overnight, at a fraction of the price of other advertising strategies. And most importantly, you can be certain that you’re in good hands, as David and his team are probably the most trustworthy, ethical group of people I have ever been privileged to know. Ken W., CEO, Insurance Software Services Firm For A lot more Info: David Fitzgerald, CEO, Gravity Marketing Group, 651-204-2059

ALL QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED!! I also have worked with David Fitzgerald with his lead generation services also. I find that his combination of high quality with inexpensive prices serves us extremely well in our SEO efforts. We get excellent high quality service for extremely good costs, and all questions are answered rapidly and efficiently. I would extremely suggest David Fitzgerald and also the Gravity Marketing Group to any internet site owner who is looking to get their internet site recognized and established in the World wide web community.For Much more Info: David Fitzgerald, CEO, Gravity Marketing Group, 651-204-2059

YouTube Preview Image

ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR INITIAL EXPECTATIONS!!! “Almost instantly following the advice of David Fitzgerald of the Gravity Marketing Group, our rankings began to rise, and in a matter of weeks we had been already dominating the top positions for all our target phrases. It has been nearly a year since the initial optimization efforts and our placements continue to retain top rankings. The team at the Gravity Marketing Group have been a pleasure to work with and their high level of professionalism and expertise have provided outcomes above and beyond our initial expectations.” Darren T., Marketing Coordinator, Design Firm For Far more Details: David Fitzgerald, CEO, Gravity Marketing Group, 651-204-2059

NOTICE: The reviews of Gravity Marketing and David Fitzgerald are real. This positive testimonial review may be modified to qualify as unique content within the review space provided herein. Call Gravity Marketing and David Fitzgerald at 651-204-2059 for a lot more FIVE STAR**** Reviews and Ratings.

We are a special combination of standard marketing techniques and cutting edge web-based technologies such as SEO/SEM, PPC, we employ extremely targeted Lead Generation campaigns that recognize the sales results you’ve got been searching for. It’s a extremely combustible marketing mix, tactically created to assist your organization to rapidly drive new revenue. We specialize in Lead Generation World wide web Marketing Solutions SEO [Search Engine Optimization] PPC [Pay Per Click] Ad Campaigns Branding and Corporate Identity Graphic Design and Copy Writing Sales and Marketing Collateral Video Marketing in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Fridley, Edina, Bloomington, Minnesota, Nationwide Call David Fitzgerald at 651-204-2059 or click

About the Author: Don’t just take my word for it!


Permanent Link:


Google Android smartphone sales triple in the UK this year

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Uncategorized

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sales of smartphones running the Android operating system have tripled since the beginning of 2010, according to figures released yesterday. Market analysts GfK said that “around one in every eight handsets sold in the UK between April and June 2010 on a contract is Android-powered, compared to one in 33 on average between January and March.”

Last week, Samsung stepped up the marketing for its latest Android-powered device, the Galaxy S. Other Android-powered devices include the Sony Ericsson X10 and the HTC Desire.

Smartphones currently represent 73.5% of the market. GfK analyst Megan Baldock said to The Guardian: “The figures suggest an increasing number of consumers are now asking for Android handsets by name.”


Explorer Headlights For Style That Performs}

   Posted by: P9L3wd   in Gps Tracking

Find Out More About:

Explorer headlights – for style that performs


Louie Liu

SUVs are large vehicles that seem excessively large, consume a lot of fuel and are expensive to buy. So you would think that SUVs at best enjoy only a niche market. But there have been SUVs that made people love the extra size and feeling of dominating the road. The Ford Explorer is one those SUVs that initially wooed the car buyers towards these exciting vehicles.

And the rest as they say is history. Notwithstanding the economic slowdown in the recent years which has made small cars attractive again the SUVs continue to enjoy huge popularity. And with each passing year more enticing models are being launched by car manufacturers. Of course this does mean that the older models lose out on the fact that they do not look as exciting as these new ones. And also in some cases the performance of the latest SUVs is better as well.

So what do you do if you have an older SUV such as an Explorer that is a few years old but that still has many years of great service to deliver? Well you can boost its performance and add a dash of style to it with the help of Explorer headlights

YouTube Preview Image

. It will not cost you a lot of money or time and will give you great value in return.

The latest Explorer headlights

benefit from state of the art light sources that produce a steady and strong beam. This beam is then projected onto the road with the help of an innovative reflector that sends more light to the part of the road where more light is needed. The entire light is housed in a smart looking housing that will enhance the look of your car.

Better lighting at night will enable you to fully utilize the latent power of your car at night. And by replacing a single component you will improve your driving experience at night in a major way. You can buy the headlights conveniently by getting on to the internet. Headlights are easy to install and soon after you get them you can enjoy the improved performance. You can see the latest Explorer headlights at


Louie Liu has been in the car aftermarket products industry for 5 years. He specializes in body kits, headlights, cold air intakes & other aftermarket products. You can learn more about

Explorer headlights

, and other


at his site

Article Source: