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March 6th, 2009

Stargate SG-WTF?

At JB's right now you can by all four seasons of Stargate Atlantis for $44.95 each, or all four together in a box set for $216.95.


February 18th, 2009

Followup to previous post

Vader, Choke
Well, it turns out GM doesn't need $5billion, they need another $9billion as well as the $4billion they have already received.


And if you're thinking "well at least that way they don't have to cut jobs", think again. Along with the $9billion bailout GM will also be cutting 47,000 jobs worldwide.


February 16th, 2009

Market forces at work

GM needs another $5billion if they're going to survive.


Now, I'm not an economics expert, but isn't this just market forces at work? If there's dropping demand for what GM is selling, then how will more money help?

For a country that prides itself on being Capitalist and a free market economy, America does a fair bit of subsidizing of items that cannot compete in a free market.

January 16th, 2009


RIP Ricardo Montalban

As well as playing Khan Noonien Singh in "Space Seed" and Star Trek II, he was also famous for welcoming guests to Nirvana in the TV show Fantasy Island.

December 20th, 2008

Fun with Google Code

Searching for "f*cking" brings up some amusing results.

Ah programmers, the only people I know who swear more than sailors.

July 19th, 2008

Heroes and Villians

The Dark Knight is awesome and you should all see it. By the end I was feeling emotionally drained by all the twists and turns in the film.

People are talking about Heath Ledgers performance and Oscar nominations etc. Certainly he was very good, and I really believed that he didn't care about anything, and was a truly chaotic character.

Also, Heroes season 3 trailer. It contains possible spoilers as to who's in next season so watch at your own risk.

February 7th, 2008

So it's been raining. All day. In February. In Perth.

Some are attributing this to the fact that Isobelle Carmody has finally published another Obernewtyn book.

I like to think that it has something to do with the fact that, despite being burned in the past, some sites are reporting that Duke Nukem Forever is scheduled to be released this year.
Original source (Dallas Business Journal)
Slashdot article about it

Of course 3D Realms denied it as soon as it came out, repeating their original comment of it'll be released "when it's done".

Meanwhile there have been two recent announcements concerning a game I actually care about, Assassin's Creed for PC.

The first is that the PC version of the game will contain extra missions, which isn't too surprising given the difference in development time between the console versions and the PC one.

And the second announcement is that the PC version of Assassin's Creed will have higher requirements than Crysis.

Aw nuts!

December 25th, 2007

... and all through the house
not a creature was stirring...


One of the raid drives failed.

All I want for Christmas is my 2 terabytes of data...

November 10th, 2007

What gets written on a placard when the writers strike?

My last post may have given some people the idea that I don't like the writers strike in America. To a certain extent that's true, in that I don't like the fact that there is a strike. However I fully support the strike and the writers, I just wish it hadn't come to this.
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