Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bucharest - Pitesti Highway

Con's: over 100 km highway you can withness the most extreme manoeuvres, mainly performed by cars from Bucharest.

Pro's: 20 km before Bucharest you start witnessing chain accidents of 8-9 cars, mainly from Bucharest.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


If somebody ever complains again about Brussels being the city of pavements, I recommend them to visit Sofia. Totally not advised to travel by car unless you want to destroy your car in no time.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The special one

It is a lot more convenient to accuse someone of being arrogant instead of admitting that he's simply a genius, conscious of his geniality.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A big iPode, a small book or a lack of efficiency?

The iSlate has been released and it's called iPad. Fine.
It costs half the gossip price. Excellent.
It doesn't support multitasking, has no HDMI port and doesn't support Flash. Hmm, that's a pity.
It's nice and appealing. Ok, you know what, the crisis is not over - this shouldn't be an argument.

Sooo, what do we have here?

For the detractors - A big iPod which is no match for a mini laptop because it's not doing multiple tasks.

For the enthusiasts - A small library, where you can fit your books, newspapers, photo's and access some online stuff like websites, games and other entertainment applications.
It seems Apple themselves market the thing as the very best way to browse the internet, which may be quite an accurate statement.

For me - A potentially useful device, surrounded by a totally useless black frame, that adds 50% more volume to the useful volume. This thing is supposed to be the ultimate ultra-mobile device, so why the heck do I need to carry around 50% more volume than needed? Ah, technical constraints? Well, then thanks but no, thanks. For the time being I prefer spending 300€ on a mini PC that offers many more features, rather than 400€ on an iPad that doesn't bring anything new, after all.

Urban skiing

120€ (fine) for 20 minutes skiing and becoming an international star. Sounds like a good deal :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Un chinezism romanesc

Originalul (spuneti-i "PUMA", "Adidas", "Reebok", cum vreti):

si chinezismul ("PLIMA", "Adidos", "Reobek"):

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Facebook - show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are

The title of this post may not be the most relevant. It could well be "Facebook - the perfect tool for revealing stupidity" or "Tell me how many friends you have on Facebook and I'll tell you what kind of an idiot you are".

The facts:

These days, Romanians have been shocked by one of the most atrocious criminal facts in decades: at least 4 persons have been tortured, beaten and buried alive or thrown in canals, after having been used as legal administrators of a number of companies who's only creation purpose was extensive frauds by various means.

The suspected mastermind of the atrocities, Sergiu Bahaian, had 1.634 friends on Facebook, at the time of his arrest, among whom:

- Gheorghe Hagi (Maradona from the Carpathians) - 3.369 Friends on Facebook
- Tudor Chiuariu, former Minister of Justice - unknown nb. of friends on Facebook
- Honorius Prigoana, son of Romanian Parliament Deputy and business magnate Silviu Prigoana - 3.830 friends on Facebook
- Prince Radu Duda of Hohenzollern-Veringen, son in law of King Michael of Romania - 5.000 friends on Facebook
- Sorin Oprescu, major of Bucharest - 76 friends on Facebook
- many other famous or less famous people, not worth being mentioned, as the principle is the same.

Q: What do all these "friends" of such a character have in common?
A: They are stupid or for the least, naive.

In search for popularity or votes, these guys are ready to link their name to as many as thousands of so called "friends", with absolutely no selection criteria.
Apart from the obvious fact that nobody is able to have more than, let's say, 2.000 acquaintances, not to say friends, that one could remember of, the main question is:

"Why the heck would they need to be "Facebook friend" with so many people?"

If you are a public person and looking for fans or followers, then create your website, keep a blog and stay in touch with your followers, but don't invite criminals at your table.

I'm wondering how would these guys explain their friendship link with Sergiu Bahaian otherwise than "I'm a true peacock and I usually accept everybody as a Friend on Facebook" or, in other words: "I'm an idiot...".