Sunday, December 30, 2012

ManFred - Countdown 2013 (Megamix!)





ManFred - Countdown 2013 (Megamix!!)

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80 minutes of Pop, House, Electro, Dubstep, KPOP, Raggae, RnB and Trance!!
Over 60 hit songs from 2012 including the number 1 song of the year, Gangnam Style!






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I made this mix in my spare time to mark the new year of 2013. This is my most ambitious mix ever, with the widest range of music across 8 genres! Turn up the volume and party the night away. Full mix download link below. If you like the mix, please share with your friends and leave a comment below. Thank you for your support.
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Song List
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1) Various Countdowns
2) DJ Deville - Auld Lang Syne
3) DJ Rich-Art & DJ Stylezz - Happy New Year 2013 Megamix
4) T-Pain - Turn All The Lights On
5) Ke$ha - Die Young
6) Girls Aloud - On The Metro
7) Adam Lambert - Trespassing
8) Knife Party - Internet Friends
9) Global Deejays, Niels Van Gogh - Bring It Back
10) The Cataracs, Sky Blu - Alcohol
11) PSY - Gangnam Style
12) Skrillex - Weekends
13) Deadmau5 - Fn Pig
14) Audio Playground, Snoop Dogg - Emergency
15) One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
16) Swedish House Mafia - Antidote
17) Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat
18) SNSD - Flower Power
19) T-ara - Lovey Dovey
20) PSY, Sung Si Kyung - Passionate Goodbye
21) Orange Caramel - Lipstick
22) Super Junior - Mr Simple
23) Max Urban, Rocky Rock - Best Party In Town
24) One Direction - Live While We're Young
25) Flo Rida - Parapapa
26) RIO, Nicco - Party Shaker
27) Calvin Harris, Example - We'll Be Coming Back
28) Afrojack - Rock The House
29) Swedish House Mafia, John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
30) Maroon 5 - Payphone
31) Sean Kingston, Cher Lloyd - Rum and Raybans
32) Firebeatz - Dear New York
33) Enrique Iglesias, Sammy Adams - Finally Found You
34) Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
35) Far East Movement - Dirty Bass
36) HyunA - Ice Cream
37) Knife Party, Mistajam - Sleaze
38) Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Iggy Azalea - Beat Down
39) Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias - Tchu Tchu Tcha
40) Maffy - Rising Sun
41) Pitbull, Havana Brown, Afrojack - Last Night
42) Shaggy, Eve - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
43) Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
44) David Guetta, Jessie J - Laserlight
45) David Guetta, Akon, NeYo - Play Hard
46) David Guetta, Sia - Titanium
47) Bodyrox, Chipmunk, Luciana - Bow Wow Wow
48) Chuckie, Gregor Salto - What Happens In Vegas
49) Jazzy Jay, ALX, MuzzyG - Let's Go
50) Italo Brothers - My Life Is A Party
51) Gotye, Kimbra, Hyper Crush - Somebody That I Used To Know
52) Cratesz - Shotgun
53) Jeremy Greene, Dev, Fatman Scoop - Talking Hundreds
54) Djane Housekat, Rameez - My Party
55) Nicki Minaj - Starships
56) Olly Murs, Flo Rida - Troublemaker
57) Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little)
58) Timomatic - Set It Off
59) DJ Fresh, Dizzee Rascal - The Power
60) Maroon 5 - One More Night
61) David Guetta, Justice Crew - Boom Boom Boom
62) Ehrencrona - This Is So Good
63) Genki Rockets - Heavenly Star 


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Full Mix Download Link:

SoundCloud
http://soundcloud.com/manfredssg/manfred-countdown-2013

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Facebook's sneaky about Timeline upgrade



Facebook introduced Timeline about half a year back during their F8 conference to mixed opinions. I am one of those not entirely convinced of the need to put so much information about myself. Back then, you could opt to convert your wall to Timeline, but just recently Facebook has announced that all profiles will be converted to Timeline over time despite many protests.

So, there's no escaping Facebook Timeline anymore, but I can still hold out with my current Wall layout until it is upgraded (if "upgraded" is the right term to use). But that doesn't mean Facebook is not doing their part to "persuade" you to convert to Timeline. I noticed on my news feed that my friends are sharing news articles they have read and videos they have watched which, inadvertently reveal what their interests are and what kind of stuff are they reading/viewing. I'm sure they don't intend to share some of those articles, especially the embarrassing/awkward kinds, but I have to admit that some of these articles do catch my attention. When I tried to access them and the result is the usual "give approval to the app before you can use" confirmation box. Seems usual, but take a closer look below at the screenshots I took of some of these apps:

Friday, March 09, 2012

The Simpsons in Game of Thrones!?



Nah, just kidding. What I meant to say is that The Simpsons show had an opening sequence parodying the Game of Thrones opening. I'm a big fan of the Simpsons and Game of Thrones. I absolutely love the Simpsons for their parodies and seeing their version of the Game of Thrones opening just amazed me. They did a great job, making the animation with great similarity and homage to the original sequence, right down to using the original score, the flaming rings transitions, buildings rising from the ground, the spinning gears and machine parts, the aerial view of the map, the growing tree and even some of the names (eg. Burns Landing a parody of Kings Landing). You have to see the videos together to appreciate the amount of effort they've put in. It's stuff that this that keeps me addicted to the show.

I've embedded the Simpsons opening, Game of Thrones opening and just for fun, a rock-violin cover of the highly cinematic Game of Thrones theme. Enjoy.





Opening Sequence of The Simpsons - Season 23 Episode 15 - 4 March 2012





Opening Sequence of Game of Thrones





Game of Thrones Theme Covers by Jason Yang and Roger Lima


Thursday, March 08, 2012

iPad 3? No, it's the New iPad.


A simple meme comic I made regarding the New iPad name.

After many, many rumours of a new iPad for months after the release of iPad2, Apple has released their new iPad and named it, well, "The New iPad".

The internet has been abuzzed with rumoured names like:
1) iPad 3 - a direct sequel to iPad 2.
2) iPad 2S - following the naming sequence of the iPhone 3G-3GS and iPhone 4-4S.
3) iPad HD - following rumours of a Retina Display screen.

Apple officially unveiled their new iPad and just called it that, The New iPad, showing everyone time and time again that Apple rumours are what they are, rumours. This new iPad is essentially the iPad 3rd generation, going by the same naming convention as their iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Touch lines. It'll probably just be released as iPad, further adding to the confusion.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ACTA will kill online privacy and civil rights (Video)


Now that the SOPA fever has died down.. Let me remind everyone that there is another more dire bill coming up in the European Union and this is the one to watch. This bill will not only destroy the web, but also the individual, you and me. It is called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The supposed reason behind ACTA is similar to SOPA, to protect intellectual property. It was first drafted in 2008 and has gained many signatures including from Singapore on 1 October 2011.

Now this is what ACTA does:
1) forces Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as Singnet and Starhub to scan and track every single data packet to and from every internet user.
2) any counterfeiting of copyrighted materials detected will allow the ISPs to deny internet service to the user
3) furthermore, the ISP is required to inform the publisher of said copyrighted material, who will then decide if the user will be charged in court

You may think you're safe but wait.. ACTA gives permission to all ISPs to monitor every single user. Everyone will be under constant surveillance. There is no more privacy, every single website you visit, facebook posts, tweet, youtube video, etc etc, will be under scrutiny. ACTA grants so much power that even if you were to buy a single MP3 song online and transfer over email or MSN to a friend, BOTH you and your friend will be prosecuted.

Some examples that will get you prosecuted under ACTA:
1) Sharing copyrighted material online, through MSN, Skype, Dropbox, etc.
2) Uploading copyrighted music, videos or homemade videos with copyrighted music on video sites like YouTube, Facebook video, etc
3) Quoting a line out of a copyrighted song, novel, newspaper article, etc. 


NO ONE IS SAFE 

If you had thought SOPA is bad, ACTA is worse. SOPA only has the power to shut down websites that are suspected of copyright infringements. ACTA attacks websites AS WELL AS goes straight to the individual, removes privacy and freedom of speech by constant surveillance. Like SOPA, ACTA also allows censorship of audio, video and text. Governments that signed ACTA can leverage its power to censor anything it desires such as politics. This results in the individual losing their civil rights. Any offenders can be prosecuted. What this means that in future elections such as the General Elections 2016, government critical tweets, facebook and blog posts can be censored.

This is just a very quick summary of what ACTA is about, there are many more underlying regulations that will be enforced. It also does not help that further discussions on the bill are kept secret. Bills such as SOPA and ACTA are favourable to governments since it can be used as a weapon. SOPA may have been denied after last week but ACTA has gained momentum and quietly.. As of now, countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United States have already signed the bill. The bill will be negotiated after 31 March 2013 by the European Union. If the bill should pass, get ready to be very afraid.

PS: We can't do anything since Singapore has already signed it. We just have to wait till next year to find out the future of our online privacy and civil rights. In the meantime, all we can do is keep each other informed.