I was pretty excited to see when a teaser video was published featuring the German ping pong star Timo Boll and former #1 world wide table tennis player playing against KaKu, the world’s fastest robot. Was disappointed when I saw the match because it was clearly scripted, nothing was real or original. The video is worth watching but it could have been much better.
If you remember last year I posted Just Falafel will be opening up in Kuwait. They’ve launched their first branch now which is pretty small in Salmiya Baghdad street beside Labagat. I will be passing by later to try it and see if they have a Kuwaiti falafel as they’re popular in doing is making a falafel flavour in the country they open up in.
Update: A Just Falafel representative confirmed a Kuwaiti falafel meal and sent me the image below
I was first introduced to this brand by a friend at SmallQ8, then happened to find them at Qout Market so I bought some. They’re a local tea brand with a variety of tea flavours with some fancy branding. Each pack has 12 cups with sugar and a wooden stick for steering, they’re great for dessert hangouts or occasions. Prices range from KD 2.5 – KD 3.75.
I’ve been using Telegram daily after I posted about how much I like it. Its
latest update brings a handy new feature, if you use their “secret chat” option which doesn’t store the conversation on their servers you can now also set the conversation to self-destruct in as fast as 2 seconds or as long as 1 week. The conversation will be deleted from both devices.
Update: Feature has been there for awhile, still a great feature nonetheless.
Shaquille is widely popular for being a gamer, in 1999 the game Shaq’Fu was released and it was pretty bad. Shaquille now wants to release a completely revamped stunning graphics Shaq’Fu with the same developers that help make Halo and Final Fantasy. For this game to see the light of day people need to pledge and contribute in buying the game.
There are a lot of pledges to pick and two of them were eye-catching more than the rest. For
$1000 ($600 now) Shaquille will follow you on twitter for a year and tweet about you to his 8 million followers, plus you get a copy of the game etc. For $500 he’ll follow on instagram (someone already pledged for that), though this time there’s no mention on how long he’ll be following you.
Shquille right now has 8.15 million followers on twitter and almost half a million followers on instagram, some might see this as a remarkable deal. There were also some other interesting pledge options like paying $150 to get your own voice in the game as well as show on the game’s credits.[indiegogo]
Update: Twitter price dropped to $600 + looks like they removed the 1 year limit.
The post’s title is kind of misleading but you get the point. I never downloaded a Flappy Bird knock-off until today when, I saw Clumsy Bird got over 10 million downloads. It wasn’t as polished as Flappy Bird but it had an online multiplayer where you compete with 3 other people for first place, that was a lot more fun.
You get 60 seconds, if you hit anything you will still continue but will be pushed backwards a bit. First place and second place continue to the next round, if you maintain being first or second place for 5 games in a raw you get a reward, some clothing to attach to your bird.[Google Play]
Not a bad score if you compare the score to Saudi Arabia #97, Bahrain #96 or Oman #45. The only GCC country with a better ranking was UAE at #36, up by one point. Iceland had the best peace index score while Afghanistan had the worst.[Source]
For the full summary on why Kuwait got that GPI score click [here].
After writing about Kuwait’s fastest internet connection and mentioning you can manually install fiber optics (optical fiber) I got asked a lot about the process and details, so I did some research and it turns out to be easier than I expected, you just need to have a lot of cash lying around.
Here are the steps:
- Call Fast Telco and tell them you are interested in installing fiber optics in your house/apartment. To directly reach the fiber optics department call: 22266021
- They will get back to you with a cost estimate
- Once you approve it will take approximately 2 months to install fiber in your place
The first year will cost more because you will pay for hardware etc, year after that the price will be cheaper.
The connection speed options are 10MB – 100MB, you can split the cost of the internet with neighbours and you will all share the connection speed.
In my case:
- Location: Qurtoba
- Cable Distance: 1 kilometer
- Connection Speed: 50MB
- 1st Year: KD 2,350
- 2nd Year: KD 1,400
- 3rd Year: KD 1,400