What Ross has done is remake the first level of the game using the Unity game engine, and boy do we have to say that it looks pretty amazing! In fact if we didn’t know any better and if we didn’t bother taking a closer look, upon first glance it looks like it could pass off as one of the newer Mario games, and the best part is that you don’t need a console as the game is playable right inside your browser.
If you’re a fan of the Super Mario 64 that was released on the Nintendo 64 console, you might be interested to learn that it’s gotten a HD remake. Now before you think that Nintendo was nice enough to remake and release Super Mario 64 in HD, think again as actually this is the work of computer science student Erik Roystan Ross.
We should note that if you want to take it for a spin, you will need to installed the Unity Web Player but that shouldn’t be an issue for most of you. So will we be seeing the rest of the game remade in the Unity game? Unfortunately no as Ross states that there are no plans to develop the game any further, save for any game-breaking bugs. “I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they’re horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix.”
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We’re not sure if Nintendo is too pleased with this but if you’d like to try it out, head on over to its website and enjoy!
For instance, an assortment of exotic cheeses, accompanied with crackers and the perfect wine, will comprise the perfect gift basket. Of course, an end can be put to this plight by taking a look at the gift ideas mentioned here.
A hand-painted portrait makes for a beautiful birthday, wedding or anniversary gift. Of course, this gift is not only limited to couples; it is perfect for almost anyone close to you.
Capturing precious moments of one’s life, and presenting them as a gift will definitely strike the right chord. You may not be an artist yourself, but you can definitely commission a professional to make the portrait for you. Deciding a theme and associating other small gifts and accessories that go with it can help you come up with a unique gift basket.
There is always something that is missing from someone’s life; no one can technically have everything! Finding this missing thing (whether it is time or that little thing that would help achieve perfection in someone’s life) and presenting it in the form of a gift to that special someone, be it a friend, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or parent, will leave an impact so strong on their mind and heart, that everything else will then appear immaterial.
Giving that special someone the gift of time is perhaps the most precious and perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything. Help them break through these barriers by enrolling them for activities or classes on subjects they are keen on. If it is a gift basket based on books that you wish to present, you could include an original classic (accompanied by its movie, if ever made), a jar of exotic coffee beans, and a small cushion so the book can be enjoyed completely. Perhaps, based on your relation with the person, you can capture precious moments and create a life story that revolves around the both of you. Whether it’s books, sports or food that the receiver of the gift likes, choose a theme and build your gift basket around it. Finding out these details is not very difficult, and in fact can be done through various websites dedicated to this purpose, online. Include photographs, memoirs, souvenirs, and make a scrapbook that you can present as a splendid gift.
Classes for their Favorite Activity
There are lots of people who have a deep desire to do something they love doing, but have something holding them back. Plan a day together, doing exactly what they enjoy the most, whether it is trekking, or simply watching their favorite movie at home, or cooking a meal together. A gift basket based around the theme of sports (including tickets to an upcoming sports event in your city) is one great gift for a guy who has everything. So that ‘special day’ is coming up, and you don’t know what you want to get your loved one as the right gift, simply because he/she is that someone who has everything, or at least seems to have everything. Coming up with even regular gift ideas is difficult for some, and when you have to get one for someone you think has everything, the plight just heightens to a whole new level. If you are a husband or a boyfriend, this is probably one of the best gift ideas for women who have everything. Obviously this is going to leave you stumped. It could be a class that teaches flower arrangements or other crafts, or simply a yoga class to get them back into shape (particularly one of those great gifts for men who have everything, including cholesterol problems!) Whatever their desire, there’s bound to be a class for it.
Birthstone with Personality Details
Presenting a birthstone to a friend, along with a chart based on her/his personality, is another great idea for a gift for someone who seems to have everything. In such a case, you obviously have to be very close to the person you want to give this gift to. It could be dance, that helps them breathe freely, or a session in creative writing, that allows them to express their deepest thoughts. Instead, you could give the artist a photograph of the couple, using which he could create the portrait. Also, you may not want to ruin the surprise by having the couple sit for the portrait. The idea is to spend as much time together as possible, on that one special day to make it memorable for a lifetime.. You could probably include your own inputs to make the whole chart a little humorous!
As cliché as it may sound, and as many times you may have heard of it, a gift basket is one of those gifts where you can include a little bit of everything to make a complete package
- the odds of this yearâEUR(TM)s Kentucky Derby winner having an even-numbered saddlecloth are -115 and the odds of an odd-numbered winner are -125.
Awesome Act (Post 16) and Devil May Care (Post 11) are also horses that are garnering some buzz and are listed at +800 and +900 respectively.
Kentucky Derby Lines: There are also a ton of other props and betting options for the Kentucky Derby.
And of course, it also marks the first stop for all potential Triple Crown Champions, a feat not accomplished since Affirmedtook the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1978, more than 30 years ago.
Triple Crown Lines: Online sportsbooks have posted up odds on whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner. What about Big BrownâEUR¦that guy I do rememberâEUR¦who cares you ask?
- Lookin at Lucky has drawn Post 1 for SaturdayâEUR(TM)s race and is the odds-on favorite at +300 at online sportsbook Sportsbetting.com (and at the book at Churchill Downs as well).
Through the DerbyâEUR(TM)s 136 years, the odds-on has only won 52 times while failing to take first place the other 84 times.
Lookin at Lucky is followed closely by SidneyâEUR(TM)s Candy who is +550 to win for the Run for the Roses on Saturday, SidâEUR(TM)s Candy drew Post 20.
And I like playing these Pick The Winners as well.
- The odds of the winners of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes having even or odd-numbered saddlecloths are -120.
I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, wagerng a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.
Good luck with all your Derby bets.
However, the heavy betting favorites havenâEUR(TM)t always justified their standing.
By Mike Gratton
The last horse to come close was Big Brown in 2008 who took both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but fell short in the Belmont.
This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse race wagering, specifically the Kentucky Derby linesÂ and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.
If you think there is no way it happens, youâEUR(TM)ll be laying odds of -1000 to bet that prop offer.
Will this three decade dry spell end in 2010? Of course the answer to that is âEURoeunlikelyâEUR, but it could happen.
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ItâEUR(TM)s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.
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I play this one every year âEUR” itâEUR(TM)s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.
Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although IâEUR(TM)ve read a bit about him
The name Alice is in William’s royal lineage. George took over 70 percent of the bets prior to the birth, according to Betfair.
Ladbrokes held what it billed as the first-ever corgi race earlier this month to predict a baby name for Prince William and Kate.
Alexander 20/1. “Punters in the UK are desperate for Prince George to be joined by a little sister next month, and with a few weeks to go baby betting is booming.”
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In that race, the winner was Alexandra, though the odds-on favorite for the girl’s name had been Elizabeth, the namesake of the baby’s great-grandmother, and James for the boys, an 8 to 1 favorite.
The 1-year-old prince’s full name is George Alexander Louis.
Day of birth
Another U.K.-based online betting and gambling company, Ladbrokes, says it has also seen a surge in support for the name Alice in recent days.
The U.K.-based, online betting company Betfair announced yesterday the name Alice has overtaken the name Elizabeth as the most popular bet for William and Kate to name their next child after an “unexpected rush of support for Alice over the last 24 hours.”
Britain’s Prince William and Duchess Kate will welcome a blonde-haired girl named Alice on a Thursday in April, if bookmakers have their say.
Betfair says that bets are evenly split over whether the new royal will be a boy or a girl, but girls’ names are leading the way in the betting for a name.
Betfair says bookies got the name correct when Prince William and Duchess Kate had their first child, Prince George. She died nearly 11 years ago at the age of 102, according to the monarchy’s website.
The royal couple has revealed neither Kate’s exact due date nor the sex of their second child.
“The public love a royal announcement and we’re expecting the arrival to be the novelty betting heat of the year,” Betfair’s Cormac Dowling said in a statement.
William, 32, and Kate, 33, are expecting their second child in April.
Alice is followed by Elizabeth and Charlotte and then Richard and James, to round out the top five.
Gender of baby
“A mystery gamble has developed on Alice in the last few days, and such is the support it’s now the joint favorite with Elizabeth at 5/1,” Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge told ABC News. The aunt of William’s grandmother, the Queen, was named Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
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Betting on MMA is peppered with real-life examples and breakdowns of different UFC fights. Each chapter is punctuated throughout with quotes from the likes of Warren Buffet and Miyamoto Musashi. Rothman has a bright future as an author and this Examiner highly recommends this book if the reader has a remote interest in MMA or sports betting. Determining the probable winner of a fight is but one piece of the puzzle; before placing any bet Rothman informs the bettor to research the odds and determine if the bet will yield enough to make it worth while.
Rothman’s prose is engaging and flows well. A book written for the more than casual MMA fan with a strategy for placing bets that pay well. The approach includes analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each fighter and using a three pronged approach to determine their “paths to victory”.
To order Betting on MMA, go to Amazon.com, where it is available in softcover and in kindle format.
As a resident of a State which derives the bulk of its income through gambling, this Examiner can say it is the most unique book about sports betting or gambling for that matter. The concepts that Rothman delves into can be applied to anything in life as a recipe for success.
It sounds simple enough, but there is more to it. Betting on MMA is about looking for the “low-risk – high return”.. Jaason Rothman’s first book, Betting on MMA, is the first of its kind. Such a fight would be a “low risk – low return”. He uses an approach more similar to Warren Buffet analyzing stocks than a typical sports handicapper. The book has been released on Kindle and is available in paperback through Amazon.com.
In this 120 page volume Rothman breaks down his method for wagering on UFC fights. In 20 years of following MMA, this is one of the better books that I have read pertaining to the sport.
For example, some fighters are so favored to win, that the reward is not worth the risk
Some of the other features at Belmont Park are the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Metropolitan Handicap, and most importantly the Belmont Stakes, the final race in America’s Triple Crown. They symbolize the opening of the South Carolina Jockey Club in 1792. Offering the biggest dirt course in the history of Thoroughbred racing, Belmont Park has a sprawling dirt track that is an impressive mile and a half long. After all, how many race parks have their own drink named after them? The Belmont Breeze? Maybe you remember the drink from “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Odd Couple?” During the racing ban of 1910-12, the park made aviation history when the Wright Brothers chose it as the final venue of the international aerial tournament of 1902-10.
. There are four stone pillars displayed on Hempstead Turnpike that still remain. The list just continued to go on, Peter Pan in 1907, the undefeated Colin in 1908, Man O’War in 1920, and Citation in 1948. Most of the very best and greatest racehorses of the twentieth century have competed at Belmont Park. There was an amazing win in 2007 by the first filly in over 100 years when Rags to Riches’ barreled across the finish line first.
Before Belmont Park was, it was Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx that hosted the races, but this was in the very early years before 1905 and the birth of Belmont. The park is abnormally large and usually young horse don’t race there but at its placement as the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes set the table for some of racing’s greatest moments of wins and also losses. Horse race lovers will never forget the homestretch battle between Affirmed and Alydar in 1978 because this was the match that won Affirmed the Triple Crown. The greatest feat likely in the history of horse racing was the 31 length victory in 1973 at the Belmont Stakes which featured Secretariat.
Opening first in May 1905, Belmont Park brings forth American Thoroughbred horse racing in one of the most fabulous venues. Secretariat’s statue is present in the Belmont Park paddock to this day.
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The very first win in Belmont Park went to Tanya, a filly. In 1975 Ruffian almost won a “battle-of-the-sexes” race over Foolish Pleasure but was tragically ended when Foolish Pleasure broke several bones as they just seemed to snap. Horse race fans from around the world have heard of Belmont Park as it is truly a treasured historical landmark that is loved by many.
Belmont Park has undergone many facelifts over the years but there are still enough of the original pieces left of what is now called Old Belmont Park. Belmont Park has an amazing history for horse racing but it also has a place in American pop culture. Salvaged during the demolition are the iron railings that are still part of the park’s original grandstand. That was the breaking ground for the park and ever since the park has had one victory after another
And if he’s about to go onstage, and his support people don’t have the things right, you know, he is really, really, tough on them.. He worked with the marketing and PR teams, rehearsing presentations “endlessly and fastidiously” until everything was perfect.
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Jobs, the book says, loved every aspect of the new product presentations. “And then the second day we’d have another meeting,” Gates said, “and Steve would be like, ‘Oh, shit, is this thing any good? Oh, God, can you help us out with this?’”
Gates truly admired Jobs’s showmanship and his strange ability to create excitement around tech products.
“I was never in his league,” Gates said, in the book.
“I mean, it was just amazing to see how precisely he would rehearse. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. “They’re treating Bill like the fucking janitor.”
Other times Steve would betray his own insecurities. It’s going to ship for $999, we’re about nine months away.’”
(Schlender and Tetzeli note how Gates slipped into the present tense when talking about Jobs, as if he were still alive.)
Apple designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. He did this by making it seem that it would be “a grand privilege if he allowed them to develop applications for his precious machine.”
“He’s even a bit nervous because it’s a big performance,” Gates said. You know I heard what a bunch of idiots you guys are, and, you know, this thing is so golden. Schlender and Tetzeli explain in the book that Jobs alienated the critical software development community during the development of the Mac. “But then he’s, on, and it’s quite an amazing thing.”
Becoming Steve Jobs is written by Brent Schlender (of the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company) and Rick Tetzeli (executive editor of Fast Company). Ticket prices increase on April 3rd!
If any of the people interviewed in the new Steve Jobs biography Becoming Steve Jobs shine a light on the multifaceted personality of the Apple founder, one worth noting is Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Gates, summing up: “Steve’s a tough character, but he didn’t direct his anger at me all too often.”
Lotus CEO Eric Bedel was around at the time when Apple was inviting people to come to Cupertino to talk about developing software for the Mac. “Steve and his whole gang were there, and they’re ignoring not only me but Bill,” Bedel recalls in the book. Apple executives have been praising Schlender’s and Tetzeli’s version of the Jobs story.
Gates also got an up-close look at Jobs’s less likable qualities.
It seems clear from Gates’s quotes that he liked and respected Jobs, but he speaks plainly about Jobs the Visionary and Jobs the Terrible in the new book.
“I mean, his whole thing of knowing exactly what he’s going to say, but up on stage saying it in such a way that he is trying to make you think he’s thinking it up right then,” Gates said, laughing.
Gates remembers it this way: “We’d go down to Cupertino and Steve would be like ‘This thing is so fucking cool; in fact, I don’t even know why I’m going to let you guys have anything to do with this
This Texas school has won more titles than any other school in the Big 12 League since it was founded in 1996. University of Georgia
With rigorous academic requirements for all athletes, Georgia is setting the pace for a new paradigm of scholarships among its top level football, baseball, gymnastics, tennis, and swim teams.
6. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
One of the country’s most widely recognized sports schools, UCLA was the first university to win over 100 NCAA championships, making the Bruins a fixture among the top basketball schools. The school is also known for victories in men’s diving, swimming, golf, track, gymnastics, men’s and women’s fencing, and more.
4. They’re especially known for their excellence in football, as well as putting forward strong contenders in track and baseball.
College sports have captured the hearts of millions of Americans, from loyal students and alumni cheering on their schools to local businesses and fans. University of Florida
Florida is renowned in a number of varsity sports, notably excelling in women’s swimming and men’s track and field in the 2009-2010 season. UCLA is also renowned for its women’s sports performances, with the softball, track, gymnastics, and rowing teams excelling in 2009-2010.
With a staff of over 100 coaches and assistants, 34 varsity sports, and about 300 athletic scholarships, it’s no wonder this school presented 49 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Winter Olympics and has over 9,000 students enrolled in intramural sports in any given semester.. Stanford University
With an impressive record in virtually every varsity sport, this Ivy League school holds the top ranking among sports colleges. Stanford has brought home the NACDA Director’s Cup award for Division I sports for the past 15 years, qualifying it as best overall for collegiate sports in the United States.
7. Whether you follow college baseball, football, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, or other varsity athletics, these are some of the top universities to beat:
1. University of Virginia
The Cavaliers raced to top positions in women’s rowing and men’s soccer in the past year, among the school’s other sporting achievements.
3. They finished 5th in the 2009-2010 NACDA reckoning of sports colleges, placing them in the top 5 for the first time.
10. University of North Carolina
North Carolina has won 51 titles and 34 national championships in 6 different sports, making its mark as one of the top sports colleges in the United States. The Gators are also known for their strong contenders in football, men’s basketball, and women’s golf, soccer, football, tennis, and volleyball.
8. The university is known for its basketball team, as well as women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, and men’s lacrosse.
With the widespread popularity of college sports teams, and the consistent successes of each of these colleges on the field and in the stadium, it’s no wonder these top 10 sports schools garner the support and spirit of students and fans all over the nation.
2. Ohio State University
Ohio State has brought home championship wins in all three of the biggest men’s sports: basketball, football, and baseball. 9. University of Southern California
Southern California is best known for its varsity football team, which has won 11 championships, but also excels in basketball and a host of other college athletics.
5. Florida State University
Florida State is a top contender in a number of college athletics programs, including football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, and diving
The state repealing its prohibition to sports betting is an effort league attorney Paul Clement suggests doesn’t go far enough to circumvent the federal ban.
“You can’t accomplish through a partial repeal or any other guise what New Jersey desperately wants to do, which is to channel sports gambling only to their favorite venues,” he says.
“Under the 10th amendment to the Constitution, New Jersey has the right to have sports betting and not to regulate it and that’s what it has chosen to do,” he says.
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One thing’s certain — whichever side loses will take this matter on further appeal.
State Senator Raymond Lesniak is the prime sponsor of the repeal approved by legislators and signed by the Governor.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another court hearing, this time before a three judge federal appeals panel in Philadelphia, on whether sports betting will be allowed without governmental interference within New Jersey.
On one side is the state, seeing a loophole in recent opinions from the Third Circuit that would pave the way for sports books as long as officials, in effect, stayed out of it.
On the other side is sports leagues and the NCAA, trying to stop sports bets from being offered in New Jersey – which for now is prohibited by federal law