Monday, August 31, 2009

When you just HAVE to have it!

Thanks to JN for posting this on FB.  I think the point I want to make is that this guy was playing a harmless game, in a harmless location, harmlessly.  He was stupid if he was talking to other players on the microphone in the middle of the library.  Other than that though, would you rather him hassling you for money on a street corner or worse yet, robbing you or carjacking you?

Get a grip people.

Guy Busted for Stealing WiFi at NYC Library — to Play Halo - Halo - Kotaku

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Look who bought a clue!

They said "No".  Sony said that they would NOT lower the price on their gaming console to match Nintendo's Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360 pricing.  They said they would NOT make adjustments to a system that was grossly overpriced when it debuted and stayed that way as the competitors kicked its ass up and down the gaming charts.  The built-in Blu-ray player made no difference to this status.  People continually chose the other two systems or a standalone system or even the older (much cheaper) PS2 systems over Sony's flagship unit.  This was pointed out to them many times over but they have stubbornly refused to budge.  Over principle or over something else?  Who knows?  Who really cares?

As a consumer, I chose the systems that gave me the best bang for the buck and and the best overall experience (you know what I mean, right?).  I would have bought an original 20Gb or 60GB model to get the backward-compatible Emotion engine so I could ditch our PS2 but I was not paying the ridiculous amount of money to get one when the system was released (and they are very hard to find used at a reasonable price, natch).  Sony lowered the price on their system but removed the Emotion engine; too little too late.

So will the PS3 Slim finally be the unit that puts Sony in the same playing field as the Wii and the 360?  I doubt it.  they are still being stupid about things by no lowering the price of the 80GB and 160GB units currently on sale as they clear them out of inventory.  That's both stubborn and stupid.  Their reasoning?  People will buy the old ones out of nostalgia or because they prefer the shape.  Are you freaking kidding me?

I want a PS3 because I am a bonified geek but I do not NEED a PS3 so I, along with millions of others, can wait until Sony has a fire sale unless they get real with their pricing. Very soon.

Sony officially announces $299 PS3 Slim | Crave - CNET

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why I will probably be buying a Bold (since work is taking back their BB).

What's good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander.

Microsoft defends its intellectually properties with a bevy of lawyers; by rights it should.  That has led to either acquisitions by Microsoft of an offending company or partnerships (i.e. Novell) with companies that infringed on those rights.

Well, now they are trying to brush off a lawsuit AGAINST them for the exact same practice.  They can appeal all they want but someone over there better start selling some stocks to pay for the bill of $294 million and counting.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Judge bans Microsoft Word sales

Friday, August 07, 2009

The Scene Kano- I'm Ready

Looked this up because we were discussing what song TagTeam's "Whoomp, There It Is" samples for its backbeat. Amazing what hair, clothes and dancing endure today. Also amazing what things, thankfully, did not survive. Holy crap.