Tuesday, February 27, 2007

YouTube - The Real Pikachu

Not much else to say about this one.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sony is being annoying

More and more, I believe Sony has lost their way. Sure, sure, there is plenty of evidence in the big screw ups -- rootkits, the content division driving the decisions of the hardware division (Blu-ray, anyone?) but even in the little things, they're going for the profits rather than customer goodwill.

Right now, I'm watching the DaVinci code on a rented DVD. (I just wanna see what all the fuss is about.) It started out with the usual unskippable anti-piracy warnings, this one specifically including "uploading" in the banned acts. However, after the warning screens, there were several minutes of UNSKIPPABLE PREVIEWS and COMMERCIALS.

Damn.

Who does this anymore?

No skipping, no jump to menus, you can't even STOP the damned thing. At least I could still fast-forward. The day they take that away...

The RENT disc was the same way. However, this may just be their rental discs; I have not had the inclination to buy a Sony Pictures DVD in a while. (Lack of money, already own too much crap to send home, etc.) We'll see if I get the urge to pick up Casino Royale.

Oh, and although Japanese disc subtitles are always done in white, on this disc, the English subtitle track is in this crappy yellow color. I have heard that this is the standard on US DVDs. I'm not impressed...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Now, this is odd...

When I used to play Magic: The Gathering, I usually went with a red/green deck...


Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

They come up with the weirdest computer accessories in Japan...

As a prime example, I present to you: The USB Humping Dog.



Note that in compliance with Japanese laws pertaining to nudity on film, the dog's plug is pixelated.

...at least, with the USB sushi, they were flash memory drives. This is just...what it is. (@_@)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Stop Sylvia Browne

Stop Sylvia Browne!

Because SOMEONE's got to do it...

As some of you may already know, I'm an admin over at the forums of the James Randi Educational Foundation. Currently, one of our members decided to put up a website devoted to keeping track of the lies and delusions put out by "psychic" Sylvia Browne. It's an entertaining read. Give it a try...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Okay, let's see if THIS works


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Oh, look -- another one of those online quiz thingies

How smart are you?

I would like to note that, although I am rather skilled at multiple-choice tests, this has no bearing on actual real-world smarts...