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The Comprehensive Immigration Reform (USA)

28 de August de 2010 Leave a comment

“Why should we punish people who are just trying to earn a living?”

This really interest me!
Actually, I think it is interesting for a lot of people.
The people who think in travel abroad, to know another culture, another people, to learn another language, so on. Another good point here, in my point of view; This video below is only talking about the United States new plans for immigrants, but we cannot forget that United States of America is a strong and powerful country and, consequently, this country is like a mirror for another ones.
Some of those plans are used for another governments in many moments.
We know that.
So, whether you think like me, you must to watch this Barack Obama’s speech, pay attention in what is coming to the next years and start to drawn your trip plans!
A lot of opportunities will open up from it! …At least, I hope so…

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Steve Jobs x Bill Gates – Some of the Differences

28 de August de 2010 Leave a comment

Everyone knows that there are a lot of differences between them.
But, we’re always reading, listening to and so on, serious things about those differences.
The SuperNews Guys created a very funny cartoon about it.

So, I really ask you to watch it and, as Steve Jobs says; Hey Bill, I’m sorry for making fun with Nerds!

Have you got a Macintosh? Behold VM Fusion!

9 de July de 2010 Leave a comment

VM Fusion in Action!

Even some people just use computers to do their work, to pain their bills, etc, we are always listening to a sea of things about it. Technology!
The new features, applications, devices and, consequently, possibilities.

Talking about operating systems specificly, I believe that you know this; Nowadays, we can run different enviroments at the same machine.
What I mean by that is if you’ve got an IBM PC, for example, which some people called of “The normal PCs”, you can install any version of the Windows on that machine, and later you can install an application that allow you to use Linux, or whatever Operating System do you want, in that same machine, at the same time.

It is called of Virtualization. Ok.

I few days ago I earned a MacBook Pro 4.1, from my Mother.
What??? Did you earn a MacBook??
Yes, I earned it. I did not believe too. =D

Well, I used Macintosh too much time ago, when I worked for Better Comunicação, an advertising agency, but many things about that plataform is different.
Of course, many things is much better, but I need to learn everything again.

Ok, I started to study and use this operating system again, but We always need to use some application that only run in Windows. Based on this, I decided to find out how could I use it without rebooting my Notebook… and I foundVM Fusion!

Look what the VM Fusion Team say about this application: “We can run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side, at maximum speeds and without rebooting.

It looks like a commercial phrase only, right?
Wrong! As you can see a few lines above, I installed this tool on my machine and I can tell you, if you have got a Macintosh too, go ahead! It really works very, very well!

Below I posted a video where the some people, Parallels Team and users, are talking a little bit about this tool.
Let us watch it!

The Karate Kid – Remake 2010

23 de December de 2009 Leave a comment

Hey, how old are you?
Why? Do you like movies too?
If your answer is Yes, You will really love this post!
Yes, do you remember of Daniel San and Mister Miyagi?
They were great, isn’t it?

Ok, I’ll stop exactly now to put many interrogations point here and only keep focus on this topic! rsrs…

So, that movie, The Karate Kid, was a big success when I was more young.
I watched all sequencies of it. Fantastic!

And now, Sony Pictures Entertainment realese the first official trailler of the remake of that movie.

With Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, and Jackie Chan in the cast, it seems that we can wait for another great success.

For now, let’s watch the Trailer…
Play, please! 😀

Listening, Writing, Translating and Learning!

21 de December de 2009 Leave a comment

If you study english like me, by yourself, I think really important you do it:
Create the legend for some videos, some times!
Why? Because to do it, you are obliged to listen to and watch, obviously, the same thing once, twice, thrice or much more times, to know exactly what the people are talking, I mean, you have interpret what is present through this.

So, a good exercise, isn’t it? 😀
I think so!

Well, I chose a english lesson video, which I like so much.
I’m don’t just talking about that one, but I like so much of this method present by Michael F. Marzio, administrator of RealEnglish’s channel on YouTube, together with some his friends and teachers who he knows.

But, before I begin, let me do a little observation here: As I am a self-student of English, sure, I can make some mistakes here. If you see something wrong in my translate, please, let me know it, through the field comments. Thank you! =D

Ok… Let’s get started! 😉

If you wacth the video first and follow the text after this, go ahead…
I think it’s better, by the way…
So, play.

Hi, what are you doing?
Hi, I’m juggling!
How long have you been juggling today?
Hum, for ten minutes…
Do you always juggle here?
No, I’m, I very rarely juggle here…

And now, have you ever travel to abroad?
Where have you been?
We’ve been to England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland…
And, where was your favorite place in Europe?
The most confortable place for us to visit was England, because there is no language barrier.

What is your name?
Minda Lake.
Could you spell that for me?
Yes, M-I-N-D-A L-A-K-E.
And what are you doing right now?
I’m on my own way back, to work, from lunch…
Where do you live?
I live in Bayside Queens…
And where do you work?
I work right here, in 114, west 417th street, New York.
How long is you take to get to work?
(It) takes me about 1 hour…
How do you get to work?
I take an express bus to work…
When are you born?
I was born in november 22, 1956…
Great, and what have you been doing in the city today?
I have been working for most of the day, I just had lunch with some of my co-workers and we ate pizza! =D
Very nice! … Have you been to Europe?
Yes I have!
What are you going to do tonight?
Tonight I’m doing laundry and helping my husband put up the track-lighting in our new apartment.
What are you going to do in the next hour today?
Hopefully go back to friends because we loved so much them from the first time.
Wonderful. I haven’t got this part! This man spoke very fast for me. 😦
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to go to movies, concerts, outdinner, socialize with friends and family.
Can you play any music instruments?
I can play the piano.
Very nice. What time is it?
What time is it? Huum… It’s almost two o’clock in the afternoon.
What’s the weather like today?
The weather is beautiful! It’s cool, dry, a little breeze and sunny.
Thank you very much for your time! It was excellent! =D