The winter is here and Christmas is just a month away. Almost all the supermarkets have put up Christmas Decorations. We passed by IKEA the other day and saw the Christmas display, the same case with City Center, and Sultan Center. Guys if you want to buy a Nativity Set check out City Center. I have to check out A2Z, they used to have some good stuff, i prefer to window shop there because the prices are way too high.
Resul Pookutty is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer. He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked for Hollywood, Bollywood and Malayalam film industries. He is a 1995 graduate from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Mininova, one of the biggest torrent file-sharing websites in the world, has removed links to all copyrighted content that it does not have official agreements for.
Thursday’s move is a win for the entertainment industry as users of the site are now cut off from a major source of torrent files, which link to downloads of television shows, music, movies and other copyrighted content. The victory is likely to be short-lived, though, as peer-to-peer file sharers move on to other torrent sites and new technology.
Mininova, which was founded in 2005 in the Netherlands by five students, made the concession as the result of a court case brought forward by BREIN, a Dutch anti-piracy group. In June, a judge ruled that Mininova was not directly responsible for copyright infringement but ordered the website to remove links to such torrents within three months or face a fine of up to 5 million euros.
The site’s founders are still considering appealing the ruling, but in the meantime are allowing only uploads from approved partners.
"It’s very unfortunate that we’re forced to take this action, but we saw no other option," co-founder Niek van der Maas told the TorrentFreak website.
Mininova has operated as a legitimate business and according to financial records filed in the Netherlands, it pulled in revenue of more than one million euros in 2007. The site’s founders said much of that revenue came from advertising on the site, affiliate partnerships and some toolbar offerings, and that after taxes and expenses, it didn’t account for much profit.
The website also made efforts to remove links to copyrighted material, unlike The Pirate Bay, another big torrent site, which has taunted entertainment companies by posting their takedown requests and mocking them.
The Pirate Bay itself recently removed its tracker links, replacing with them with a more decentralized kind of peer-to-peer network that will be harder for copyright holders to pin down. The Pirate Bay’s founders were found guilty of promoting copyright infringement earlier this year by a Swedish court.
Peer-to-peer users are expected to migrate to the new technology, which uses magnet links to find files, and to other torrent sites that will inevitably spring up as the big ones gradually shut down.
Indeed it’s a sad day for all the torrent downloader’s.
If you are looking for a Kuwaiti Heritage eat out, then Freej Soeleh is the place to be in. Located in Salem Mubarak Street, Salmiya, this place gives you a traditional ambiance. The waiters and waitresses are dressed in the traditional Kuwaiti way. The food is also pretty good. Excuse for the lack of pictures, since we were not equipped that day. This visit happened a long time back. It was crowded that day, so if you are planning to go make sure you go early or reserve your place.
We tried the Prawns Murabiyan and the Kabbab. It turned out to be really good. They have a live counter where one guy is making the traditional khuboos and one guy is serving Gahwa and some Kuwaiti sweets. The crowd seemed to be mostly Kuwaitis. The prices are reasonable. It’s really a good place to try out.
Agreed that, winter is the best time to sleep. But today all of a sudden it has become really cold. I got up from sleep all frozen. It’s time to get your warm clothes out of the storage and to put the oil heaters to work. Kids always go out covered…and all you first timers in Kuwait, wear warm clothes and protect yourself….
Yes….the winter is here……
Now that the EID Holidays are coming it’s time to look for places of interest to take your family around. The weather is getting cold and from a safety point of view for the kidos during winter, it’s always good to take them to an indoor play area, away from the cold weather. You can take them to Magic Planet, which is located in the Avenues Mall. They have some interesting stuff for kids in there. The rates are a bit premium, but it’s once in a while activity! Let the kids have fun. Take them around, if they like the place you can pay for the games!!
Check out their website here.
I hope no one in my office resembles him..