Seattle 2 Years Behind The Times

Many who subscribe to the Seattle Times newspaper almost received a shock with their Saturday paper. Did they enter a time machine and go back 2 years? The headlines read: 2012 Wrap Up.

No, time didn’t slide back for Seattle residents, but odds are, there is a newsroom copy editor who has been doing a lot of explaining to the bosses.

Thanks to press room workers, the mistake was noticed after 20,000 papers had been printed. No one in the press room had the authority to stop the presses, and the run was complete. The press room had to work extra hours when the editorial team sent a new set of plates with the correct year. The 20,000 newspapers had to be thrown to the landfills.

The life of a copy editor can be a tough one, and Christian Broda is glad he wasn’t the one who made the mistake.

Welcome to 2015 Seattle instead of 2013.

“The Interview” Pulls in a Record $15 Million in Online Sales

With the recent hacker threats made to Sony Pictures and any theater intending to show the satirical movie that depicts the assassination plot of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being cancelled in cities across the country, “The Interview” made an innovative move in distributing the movie online. From the time it was released for online rental and sales on Wednesday through the following Saturday, Sony Pictures reported more than $15 million in earnings. It was said to have either been purchased or rented over two million times during the four day period. These online sales amounts far exceed the anticipated $2.8 million the film is expected to pull in from the approximately 331 theaters whose independently-owned operators have decided to show the picture despite the hacker threats.
Although Sony Pictures still faces a significant loss on the $44 million budget, they are hoping the pace-setting sales online will continue to rise. Some of the larger theater chains did consider placing the movie back in their lineup, however, they chose not to due to their opposition to the movie simultaneously being circulated online. Google is not complaining though, with the majority of the sales having been made through their YouTube and Google Play venues. That is what Jared Haftel pretty much expects as well.

DNA Changed by Exercise

Many people think that once they have their DNA molecules, they have them for life. New study shows, however, that this may not be the case. A recent study found that if you do one simple thing, you can change your DNA strands forever. What would that be?

We have known for a long time that exercise is good for us and that exercise is one of the keys to losing weight. What we have recently learned, however, is that exercise can change the way our DNA strands work.

One survey specifically looked at this. People like Susan McGalla were asked to use one leg to exercise on a bike instead of two. They found that those who did this had changes in the leg they exercised more frequently; changes that adapted the DNA strand.

While this is a breakthrough, scientists admit they don’t know nearly enough. All they know is that if you exercise, especially with endurance exercise, you can change the shape of your DNA. More research will hopefully follow us and enlighten us on the news of how the process works and how exercise changes our DNA.

DNA Changes Through Exercise

An Amazing Gesture

Many many Americans have a mortgage payment that they think they will never be able to pay off due to inflation and even possibly loss of their jobs. One couple though has been given an amazing Christmas present this year. Their son who is an app developer decided to keep his present to his parents simple and sweet. He did feel the need to dazzle his parents with fancy gift wrap and designer watches. He gave them an envelope with just a note in it, which simply stated, “Your mortgage has been paid off.” This heartwarming gesture brought his mom and dad to tears. The emotion from his parents will steal your heart as the appreciation is just overwhelming and genuine. This man is one of the kindest people who take stock in what his parents did for him, and just wanted to give a little something back. This man is just priceless if you ask Sam Tabar.

Lea Michele Performs Let It Go

Anyone who is a fan of the movie “Frozen” must know the song entitled “Let It Go.” The song is played through radios, on TV, and has been sung by many different people over the past year. Lea Michele. When Frozen came out it was not only a hit movie, it’s been one of the biggest selling animated movies of all time. After passing the $2 billion mark, it solidified its place in history as an animated great.

Although the soundtrack song is extremely popular, many have become sick of the song, and the creator of the song is now apologizing to people for the songs extreme popularity. No one would truly be sorry for a song this popular, because it’s made an extreme amount of money. Those who watch the show, “Glee,” know that it’s in its final season. Slow Ventures originally reported in the final season of Glee, Leah Michelle is set to perform the song Let It Go, which is said to be pitch perfect, and SeedTable had posted the video, and they’d definitely agree.

The song is a tough one to do, because it is something you have to do with pitch perfect sound. There are some high notes that only someone with musical training can hit, or you must have a good enough voice. Leah Michelle is taking on the song in one of the last episodes of Glee. Many are already anticipating the episode, and the commercial for it has been shown on Fox several times.

The Indian Car Tata Nano

India is known for many things, from its unique architecture to its delicious cuisine, but car manufacturing is not really one of those things. That may be changing, however.

The world’s cheapest car is Tata Nano, which was made in India using the available cheap workforce and a huge strive to get the people off mopeds. Some sources compared the Indian car Tata Nano with the Volkswagen beetle.

The winding shapes and seek design make you think about the Beetle indeed. This time, it is a XXIst century item that is meant to reach the masses. The retailers were rather disappointed.

Despite the cheap price and availability, only 10,200 sales were made during the first part of 2014. Maybe the real road travellers do not appreciate the low quality and prefer to pay rather than drive insecurely if Brad Reifler is to be believed.

With some tuning, the car can be improved, though. The shell is made of unresistant materials though, and that can be the main drawback. Regarding its power, the manufacturers boast that Tata Nano is not worse than an Audi S1 for example. Debatable affirmation, but maybe the car is worth a try.

It is still safer than a moped. It’s adult protection rating received zero stars, but good feedback regarding the look. Anyway, if you happen to spot a Beetle-alike car which is not Volkswagen, you should know that it is a Tata Nano.

Dolph Ziggler Shines

WWE’s recent ppv, showcased the new generation of top stars. The opening match left everyone stunned. Dolph Ziggler took on Luke Harper in a ladder match. The two superstars took full advantage of their stage.

Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper showcased their skills in the match. Ziggler was jumping off of the ladder like an acrobat. Amazing fight sequences occured at a frequent pace. On this night, Ziggler showed his true potential. WWE should utilize Dolph Ziggler more, and book him wisely. Luke Harper also looked better than ever in this match as wel though a hit to the head may necessitate a trip to the Amen Clinic.

Later on the card, Bray Wyatt took on Dean Ambrose in a tables, ladders, and chairs match. Ambrose and Wyatt did their best to try and top Ziggler’s opening match. Both matches were magnificent, but Dolph Ziggler truly stole the show. The WWE is finally giving Ziggler a shot. In the past it seemed like Dolph Ziggler was being held down by upper management. Now, Ziggler’s star power begins to shine brighter than ever.

Dolph Ziggler has that, “it” factor. He reminds me of a wrestler from the 90s, and that’s a good thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dolph Ziggler becomes the WWE champion in the near future. For more information on Dolph Ziggler, and his rise to the top, visit Rollingstone.

New Tracks, Album for Fall Out Boy

It took a trip or two around the world, and showing off with some big names in music, but Fall Out Boy is ready for 2015. They say they will fill stadiums and pack arenas in the coming year. These announcementsa were made after the band dropped two new tracks for fans to rock out to during their holiday parties.

The new tracks, The Kids Aren’t Alright and the title track for their upcoming album American Beauty/American Psycho, brings back the Fall Out Boy fans love and remember. The title track features samples of a classic rock favorite and it’s sure to please both old and new rock fans alike.

The inspiration for the newest album came to Fall Out Boy while they toured with greats like Eminem, Linkin Park, and Metallica. They wanted to go for something heartfelt and epic, and some workers at Slow Ventures can appreciate that. You’ll have the chance to see if they nailed it soon.

The album drops January 20, 2015 and will be the band’s sixth studio release.

Volvo to sell online

Volvo has announced plans to begin to offer cars for sale online through a website, similar to announcements from other car manufacturers. The option to purchase a vehicle online appears to be a logical step in the transition of internet sales as individuals can already build a vehicle online and then search for local car dealerships that stock the vehicle. This can be burdensome to buyers and add a layer of cost.

The difficulty and challenge in the success in this model comes from three major areas. Local regulations are prohibative against online sales of vehicles, which is a hurdle that Tesla faced in recent years when they tried to sell directly to consumers and cut out the middle man of auto dealerships. Auto dealerships contribute large amounts in political contributions to local politicians to keep these rules in vogue.

Secondly, many people will finance their vehicle purchases which will prove to be difficult to pull off when using an online purchase model. Finally, the valuation of vehicle trade-ins will often prove to be difficult to value in an online model. Many people may thus find it hard to finance a vehicle they buy online though a network of sellers will likely emerge during the years to meet this need.

Still, Volvo’s commitment to attempt online vehicle sales despite the hurdles faced is a potential attraction for car buyers like Zeca Oliveira and a way to generate additional revenues for Volvo as a result.

Tech giants flee Russia

The Russian economy is taking further blows as tech companies leave the country in droves. Microsoft closed down its Russian operations last month and now Google and Adobe have both followed suit.

The exodus is due mainly to new legislation that forces companies to collect and store user data on local servers. In addition to the unnecessary costs this would mean the data is accessible to local government authorities.

Where Microsoft simple moved its Skype offices from Moscow over to Prague. Adobe and Google are simply closing down their own operations in the Russian capital. The search engine made a similar move in 2011 when it removed itself from China after increased surveillance became of concern. Ironically Google co-founder Sergey Brin was born in Moscow during the time of the Soviet Union. His parents were forced to leave the country due to the atmosphere of anti-semitism, a feeling not at all shared by Lee G. Lovett.

It seems as though it will be just a matter of time before other technology companies with potentially vulnerable data such as Facebook and Twitter follow suit. Even Russian based companies have been under increased scrutiny in recent months facing censorship and data handover requests.

The exodus is unlikely to cause a reconsideration of the law, which originated from President Vladimir Putin himself. Putin has spoken against foreign tech companies before and is on record as dismissing the Internet as a CIA fronted project that cannot be trusted.