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Intel's Atom CE4100 chip currently powers D-Link's Boxee Box.
There are outstanding issues with this device can can only be resolved by Boxee once Intel release the updated SDK for the Intel Atom CE4100.
This has been stated numerous times by Boxee and has most recently been mentioned by Boxee CEO Avner Ronen when asked what was holding up availability of the Netlix UK app as part of a question and answer session with Boxee users that took place on 4th April 2012 which can be viewed at: http://www.spreecast.com/events/boxeechat
At 18:14 Avner's response is:
"So Netflix in the UK, newer version of flash, 3TB drive support, those are three issues that we hear a lot, those are three issues that are, can only be addressed when we move to a new SDK from Intel and that is a much longer process than we would want to and takes much more time than we would want to and resources and we still don't have a set date for it but that's what's holding it up."
It's also believed that a Netflix app for other non-US regions can only be released once Intel release the updated SDK.
At 29:22 it's also stated that the HD Audio drop out bug can also only be resolved once a new SDK from Intel is released.
"Without the new intel SDK it won't be resolved, so its going to take us time if and when that SDK will be something that we will be able to launch I think thats the only hope to solve it."
Intel discontinued support for the Atom CE4100 in October 2011. However it was also reported that "The CE4100 will continue to be sold and supported by Intel, and it will also remain - albeit more anonymously - in set top boxes."
The 200,000+ users of the Boxee Box powered by this Intel chipset some of whom are part of the 2,815 active Boxee Box Forum users (as of 19th May 2012) have been waiting patiently for news from either Intel or Boxee that the new SDK has been released so Boxee can implement fixes for the issues mentioned above and this has yet to happen.
The Boxee Box is featured on Intel's website at:
Intel Smart TV facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/intelsmarttv
I believe Boxee users agree by not releasing the updated SDK, Intel isn't offering support for this chipset.
As these grounds have been the host for countless events, such as The Big Day Out, Good Vibrations The Iconic Gold Coast Show and many more.
The local council is planning on shutting down these grounds to make room for a housing development
As of the end of September 2010 there is a little over 8000 people waiting for a potentially life saving or life changing organ donation. Each year around 3000 transplants are carried out, but sadly that is still below the number of people added to the register. More than 400 patients die each year while on the waiting list.
Up to 90% of the UK population support organ donation but only 24% have joined the NHS Organ Donor Register. Many people tell the NHS it is simply just something they "have not got round to doing". (Source NHS)
The UK Government have spent many years procrastinating about implementing an 'opt-out' organ donation system, but they have been unable to make a decision.
I am not suggesting that we try and badger the government to make the hard decision here. What I am suggesting is that they give the public the responsibility of making the decision for them.
I would like to believe that we are mature enough to take the responsibility upon ourselves and we might finally get around having something done to help reduce the number on the waiting list.
It may be obvious from reading between the lines that personally I am FOR the opt-out scheme and I am gambling that if it went to a public vote, that is how the general public would vote. But having said that, if you are flat against the opt-out system this petition is ALSO FOR YOU, as you will have your say if it goes to a vote, rather than the government deciding for you.
Some other facts from the NHS :-
You are (currently) more likely to need a transplant than become a donor.
30% of the people on the NHS Organ Donor Register are aged between 16 and 25 when they join.
All the major religions support organ donation and many actively promote it.
Repeated surveys show that the majority of the public support organ donation.
A donor can donate a heart, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and can restore the sight of two people by donating their corneas.
Donors can also give bone and tissue such as skin, heart valves and tendons. Skin grafts have helped people with severe burns and bone is used in orthopaedic surgery.
Transplanting a kidney patient costs around £26,000 in the first year for surgery and drugs and £7,500 a year thereafter - £56,000 over five years. A patient remaining on dialysis would cost between £98,000 and £148,000 over the same period.
Finally, I do not work for the NHS. I am simply an interested party.
The residents of Tenbury Wells do not want a Tesco in town. We believe it will be the death of Tenbury and it will cause job losses.
It will make Tenbury Wells a ghost town.
Support "Presumed Consent" Law for Organ Donation.
A Petition for the Government to change Legislation to "Opt-out" and Save Lives
Since 2002 the makers of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here have been using live animals in bush tucker trials. Many are bred for the purpose of the show and then are kept in captivity until they are needed for the trials. They are then put into unnatural situations where they become stressed, injured and many die as a result of being eaten, trodden on, drowned etc.
The results from this petition will be sent to ITV, Granada and Ofcom as a complaint so please pass on the information.
Many people have complained in the past but nothing has ever been done to stop it.
Please read link here from the Sun newspaper, dated Nov 24th 2009 which says that a new show entitled 'The Door' will be on prime time Tv and will feature bush tucker trials similar to those used on Im a Celebrity, it will be made by the same producers
The former RAF Yatesbury airfield dates back to WWI and the only reaming airfield with complete suite of buildings and hangars in the country. The hangars are listed Grade II* and believed to be the only remaining of it’s type in the world.
At the public inquiry, evidence was submitted by English Heritage that established that the site is of international, as well as national, importance. It retains “the best preserved flying field of the First World War period, bounded by one of the most complete suites of technical and hangar buildings of the period up to the end of the First World War period” and “the most complete of all 56 of the Civilian Training Schools built in the inter-war period”. At the time of its construction, this Flying School was singled out for praise by Flight Magazine which stated that “…they have unhesitatingly made at Yatesbury a model school whose pattern few will equal and none will better”.
English Heritage and Wiltshire County Council have spent great efforts to support the restoration of the airfield yet they failed to extend support at these difficult times by relaxing the onerous legal agreement they forced the owners to sign.
Jamal Khanfer has fought and waited 8 years before he succeeded in securing a planning consent, which ensures its survival for future generations. Jamal has sacrificed every thing possible to secure the consent financially, personally and gave up his very promising career.
The project is funded by RBS who have in October 2008 stopped funding the project. The project, however, remains widely supported by the local community and many associations as well as nationally and internationally.
Banking institutions should not be allowed to lock people out of their own banking accounts. No matter the circumstances no company should be allowed to hold a person's money without notice, and any way to contact them at any hour of any day.
Bankruptcy laws have been in place for decades. Why is the United States not letting these businesses go into bankruptcy and joining in as a creditor with cash to keep them operating until they can correct this mess.
We say stop this buy out of the private sector by our taxes and let the system work itself out!
The most important high-level meeting to combat poverty for 6 years takes place in a few days time (September 25) presided over by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. It is tasked with nothing less than the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals themselves - providing clean water, sanitation, medical care and education to the world’s poorest people.
Please put your name to the letter below which we will be presenting to the Secretary General.
For more information on the work of Stamp Out Poverty, please visit: www.stampoutpoverty.org.
A hardcore pornography, sex toy, and blow-up-doll store has opened in Stafford, Virginia.
This store is called "Phermoans" and is located near Moncure Elementary School in the Doc Stone shopping complex.
Pornography misrepresents the human person.
Pornography views people as objects that can be used for personal gratification. It also degrades the beautiful sexual act.
This view has many serious consequences.
A group of concerned citizens are coming together to visibly protest, pray, and fast for purity for 40 days and nights.
The days for this Campaign for purity are May 22-June 30th.
We have comlete confidence in God that through prayer, fasting and our efforts He will destroy the harmful effects of pornography on our community.
We praise God becuase He is full of mercy and forgiveness and is waiting to heal all those who are addicted and harmed by this scourge.
If the cause of purity and Stafford continues to gain steam, your signature will be vital in our legal efforts.
Freddy Shepherd, Newcastle United chairman, is dragging the club under!
The club needs a new chairman to take it further, and to get out of the current rut that Shepherd has put us in.
Day 36, 28th of May, 06, Michael was evicted from the big brother house.
Quoting the Big Brother website, from day one Michael lived up to his psychological profile, proving that he was "likely to be strategic as he is analytical". He analyzed, pondered, assessed, scrutinized and dissected every aspect of the House - and drove a lot of people crazy in the process! The BB House just won't be the same without the 'self-employed' Insider.
Who could forget his insider missions:
Sabotaging the clown task
Concocting a tale involving 'Reuben'
And stealing the housemates toothbrushes
Love him or hate him, Michael did cause havoc in the house and offered exciting TV viewing. Yet, the controversy did not end there. Michael continued to voice his opinions on the nomination show, Rove Live and the Kyle and Jackie O show.
So what has happened since then? Well, if 20000+ viewers voice a positive message wanting Michael back in the house, Michael may be considered to return back to the house as a contestant or as a guest. This is a shout out to all viewers who enjoy exciting television. This is not a shout out just to Michael fans.
So, if you love to be entertains make sure you let big Brother know that the house needs Michael by singing the petition. Never Quit Michael! Never Quit!
New Delhi, May 5 2001: The Shiv Sena on Saturday demanded that fast-food giant McDonalds should shut down its operations in India after it was sued in the United States over the use of animal extract.
About 60 activists of the Sena marched to the office of the Indian branch of McDonalds and
submitted a memorandum demanding closure of its outlets in the country. "Today it is a symbolic protest. We came to warn them to shut down the restaurants," Jai Bhagwan Goel, the Delhi head of the Shiv Sena told Reuters.
McDonalds reiterated that the French fries that it served in India did not contain any animal
extracts. "McDonald's India would like to assure you that French fries in India are a 100 percent vegetarian product and do not contain any beef or animal extract of whatsoever kind," the company said in an advertisement in a newspaper on Saturday.
The Press Trust of India quoted McDonalds Delhi Managing Director Vikram Bakshi as saying that all McDonald outlets were open in Delhi after taking "necessary precautions". Earlier this week a vegetarian lawyer and native Indian, Harish Bharti, filed suit against McDonalds in the United States accusing it of "secretly" lacing its French fries with beef fat.
A report on the case appeared in a leading Indian newspaper on Friday, stirring protests and attacks on the fast-food chain. "The cow is sacred to Indians. Foreign firms have made a habit of dumping things here without any regard to feelings of people," Goel said.
A group of unidentified people attacked a McDonalds outlet in Thane on Mumbai's outskirts on Friday, damaging property. A McDonalds spokesman in the United States said earlier this week the restaurant chain had never claimed to offer vegetarian food but that it gave information on ingredients in its food to anyone who sought it. However, the spokesman said that in some overseas markets McDonalds did offer fries with no animal content to conform to local cultural standards.
McDonalds has 28 outlets in India, where it began operations in 1996. The fast-food chain's staple fare in India are chicken, lamb and vegetarian burgers. (Reuters)
CHICAGO - (KRT) - McDonald's Corp. is close to settling lawsuits filed by several vegetarians last year who accused the burger chain of deliberately concealing the use of beef extract in its French fries.
A confidential draft of the proposed settlement offer calls for McDonald's to pay $10 million to charities that support vegetarianism, issue a public apology and form an advisory board to counsel the company on vegetarian dietary issues. Another $2.4 million would go to plaintiffs' attorneys.
The settlement would end an embarrassing episode for McDonald's over one of its most popular menu items, the skinny French fry. The agreement would cover lawsuits in five states, including Illinois, that were filed on behalf of any vegetarian who ate McDonald's fries after 1990 in the belief that they contained no meat.
That was the year the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company began saying its fries were cooked in "100 percent vegetable oil" instead of a combination of beef tallow and vegetable shortening. The change came to appease cholesterol-conscious fast-food diners.
Based on the company's marketing of the switch, the plaintiffs contend they assumed that the fries were a vegetarian product, not knowing that McDonald's continued to add a small amount of beef tallow to its fries for flavoring. McDonald's says it never made any claims about the vegetarianism of its fries, but it also did not fully disclose the use of the beef extract. In its nutrition brochures, the company described the ingredient as "natural flavor."
The plaintiffs argue that some of the chain's restaurant employees were not even aware of the beef flavoring and told them the fries were vegetarian. Three vegetarians in Seattle, including two Hindus who don't eat meat for religious reasons, were the first to file a complaint last May. Suits in California, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey followed.
Under the proposed agreement, the 12 named plaintiffs in the five pending cases would each receive $4,000.
But not all the plaintiffs are pleased with the offer. A formal settlement has yet to be filed with the court.
"Given how long the window of deception was, $10 million is a pittance," said Cherie Travis, of Downers Grove, Ill., who filed a suit in her state. "McDonald's made a lot of money telling people that the fries were vegetarian."
Travis was so unhappy she fired her attorney, Jason Shanfield of the Chicago firm Edelman, Combs & Latturner Llc, last month. Three plaintiffs in Texas also dismissed their attorney last month. Shanfield declined to comment.
McDonald's would not discuss details of the deal Wednesday. The company "has been working in good faith to resolve this matter," spokesman Walt Riker said. "It was purely unintentional, and we have been working to address this issue in a positive way." According to the draft, McDonald's does not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the agreement.
The terms call for McDonald's to donate $6 million to vegetarian organizations, $2 million to Hindu or Sikh groups, $1 million to promote children's hunger relief and another $1 million to support kosher dietary practices.
McDonald's also will publish an apology in at least six specialized publications, including Veggie Life, Hinduism Today and India Tribune. Travis said that the apology is not a big concession from McDonald's because the company posted an apology on its Web site last May for causing culinary confusion over the last decade.
She also is not happy with the advisory board because, she said, "There's nothing that bind McDonald's to any of its recommendations."