Bond, James Bond turns 50, that’s right, the Bond movies have been happening for 50 years with the beginnings starring the infamous Sean Connery, although only twenty-two movies have been made with number twenty-three making its way this coming November.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski seem to be in a two-man race for the Sprint Cup. But while analysts study the race and make their predictions for the rest of the Sprint series – including whether Danica Patrick will recover her cool – here’s a look off the real race track and into the cinema. What are the five best racing movies you might not have seen? If rubber make the smell of love, read on.
The Fast and the Furious
Very few people will agree with me that this is a “great” movie, and it’s true that we’re all over Vin Diesel. But The Fast and the Furious was more than just an adrenaline flick. It captured the drifting culture in a unique and appropriate way that is artistically correct, even if it was accidental. In 2001, the drift culture that was taking root – especially in the Inland Empire of Southern California – was cartoony – loopy and drugged and hazy and undefined. By being formulaic and cartoony itself, the movie succeeded in bringing that culture to life.
This movie was widely panned, and deservedly so. It was flawed, and the pieces failed together in a way that made the audience wonder whether there were fifteen quiet minutes of story lying somewhere on the cutting room floor that would have made it make sense. But that aside there are moments of brilliance inside it, most notably from Angus Macfadyen and Eddie Griffin. And it features all the gorgeous cars that people like us, who spend more time shopping for cheap car insurance than breaking speed limits, love to look at.
The Love Bug
This is hardly an underrated movie, but because it now stands behind a Lindsay Lohan-led disaster in a movie franchise line, it’s worth mentioning so that it doesn’t fall into obscurity. The original Herbie movie created perhaps the most lovable and memorable car character ever to grace the silver screen, and it’s as good today as it was when it was made in 1968.
This isn’t exactly a racing movie in its purest sense. It’s a Jackie Chan movie that happens to have racing in the background. But it’s a Jackie Chan movie. Any list of great underrated movies of any topic has to include at least one Jackie Chan movie. And if you’re going to go on a car movie marathon, you ought to throw in some good fight scenes. (Insurance agents should take note: a Jackie Chan racing movie is going to crash its share of cars, so prepare yourselves.)
Although “Senna” is a documentary, it is so beautifully shot and so rivetingly told that it feels more like a biopic. The film is a tragedy, since Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian Formula One driver who was the subject of the film, died in a crash. But filmmaker Asif Kapadia managed to collect a tremendous amount of footage, enabling him to craft a story that is both an intimate portrait and a gripping action film.
Taking time away from our busy schedules is essential in feeling rejuvenated and re-energized. Going on a road trip is how many of us choose to break away from our hectic lives and is the best way to see several places during one trip.
The best response to, why it is crucial to write fresh content, is that it’s what people want to see! Most of us get bored seeing the same information passed out and around the internet; instead, we enjoy reading, watching, or seeing new and original content. Fresh blog posts or website information is what readers love and it doesn’t hurt that Google loves it too.
Whether we are on a dinner date or having lunch with friends, there are certain restaurants we love more than others. We choose certain places to eat due to their service, friendly waiters, or great food. No matter what the reason, there are certain brands that have made the top of our list for the best places to eat.
You finished elementary, somehow got through high school and now it is time to go off to university. It can be a nerve racking, but exciting time, trying to discover which career path you should choose, so it is important to pick the right university.
We are all living in a digital world, but some are more reluctant than others to embrace it. Business executives are starting to see the importance of online videos and how they can be used as a great media source for online information.
Starting in the early ’80s, many public school curricula were including some basic computer programming at the elementary level. By 1990, most high school graduates had memories of writing code for an animated picture of a clown with balloons, or a monkey peeling a banana, or maybe a kid on a sled sliding down a hill. By 1991, the sale of word processors was through the roof, and public libraries were more and more often found to be “plugged in.’ Anyone wanting to do research using the highest advancements of the day just needed a library card, and the benefit of access to the Internet was free and at one’s fingertips. And it was in 1991 that the World Wide Web was released to the public.
Before long, personal word processors were obsolete. No sooner did the Web go public than people wanted convenient access to it, and they could have it. Public web access shot personal computer popularity and sales sky high. Shortly thereafter, web hosting was born.
Today, navigating the Internet is almost like navigating a personal watercraft on the open ocean; one person could spend a lifetime sailing, only see half the sights there are to see, and only cover a fraction of the total surface area of the ocean itself. The same is true of the World Wide Web, and a number of advances in web hosting are the reason.
Many current PC users don’t remember the dial-up days, back in the mid-90s. Those were also the days when software came only on disks. The average consumer had no idea what an operating system was before going to the nearest retailer for the equipment necessary to get plugged into the web from home, and there were relatively few choices in operating systems for those who weren’t tech-savvy. People just trusted the sales clerk to point them to the right boxes, followed the directions after they got everything opened, and commonly were given bad news: if they didn’t have the right company providing their phone service, and didn’t live in an area that was covered by the phone service required, then the World Wide Web would remain out of reach for a while longer. For those who could access an ISP, the software needed to achieve computer-ISP interface seemed limited to Windows and Linux. All others were touted as unreliable, and lacked customer service and technical support resources. And web hosting? It was still strictly reserved for the companies that could afford to pay the significant costs of that service.
Now, personal computer components and internet access software programs are as plentiful and as interchangeable as Legos. Virtually every company that provides telecommunication service is also an Internet Service Provider. Windows is just one of a multitude of software and telecom companies that not only assist with Internet access, not only provide software downloads that eliminates the need for disks, but hosts websites for anyone that can point and click.
The first home system hard drives had very limited memory space, and the same was true of server system drives. Web hosting tied up massive numbers of components needed to provide the digital storage space for the websites being created. Technological innovations have come light years from that starting point just over 20 years ago. The first PCs came standard with 64KB of memory. Now, typical desktop systems have 4GB of standard memory and can be upgraded to as much 8GB. Those same innovations make it possible for companies like M6.net, along with dozens upon dozens of others, to provide Windows hosting provided by AccuWeb VPS hosting easily to everyone who wants a website presence .
Social Media and The Cloud
As personal usage of the Internet has grown, more and more people have substituted Instant Messaging for phone calls. Emails have become the preferred standard over posted hand-written letters. With those communication paradigm shifts, the market opening for services like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc., became clear. Digital photo technology, and it’s ability to allow photos to be uploaded to online social accounts, is only one in a long list of applications that made the evolution of The Cloud inevitable. Server farms have boosted the available memory space and bandwidth to seemingly infinite proportions, and that’s a good thing; over 76% of North Americans are on the Internet, and at only 12% of the global online total, the world needs that near-limitless virtual space.
Part of the cost in the early days of web hosting involved large overhead fees to house and run the hardware. Because of the growth factors discussed above, along with the increased memory and bandwidth capacities that have been developed, corporate websites can be hosted for as little as $3.75/month, and most personal websites get free hosting. With exponential increases in providers and memory comes great discounts.
The Growth of Public Computer Literacy (or The Simplification of the Learning Curve)
Once upon a time, the prospect of using a computer was a daunting one for the average person. Acquiring one for home use was intimidating, and the trouble of figuring out how to install the components and the software led to a relatively limited pay-off. Now, we have iPhones. We have GPS. Our kids use our tablets to play games based on their favorite television shows or movies. All of it is more affordable than anyone could have imagined back in the days before WiFi. All of it barely takes more effort than it takes to put a plug in a wall. Little of it takes more than a touch of a button or two to activate. And as the population of Internet-savvy web users grows, so grows the need for web hosting.
The digital technology age is upon us. The Internet as we know it today hardly resembles its humble beginnings. The web access that many take for granted today didn’t even exist twenty five years ago. And in that relatively brief span, the symbiotic relationship between web hosting and popular demand has made possible the growth of a virtual universe without which we might just be lost.
Poor customer service doesn’t just affect customers, in fact, it also affects the business. How consumers are treated ultimately impacts how successful a company is, therefore, it is extremely important to provide great customer service at all times.
There are countless mobile applications out there that offer assistance in completing various types of task. Many small business owners have embraced mobile apps as a way to get numerous jobs done quicker and more efficiently, which has saved them time and money.