Archive for May, 2005

next gen consoles

Posted by seoulfully on May 13th, 2005

so next gen consoles are it right now, with xbox 360’s unveiling. i read this in an nytimes piece about it:

In addition to playing DVD’s, as the current Xbox does, it can rip songs from CD’s onto a 20-gigabyte hard drive – a hard drive that can be removed, upgraded and interchanged with other 360 consoles.

i wonder what crazy drm is on those, what i would assume to be, wma files ripped off cds onto the x360’s harddrive. i mean esp if they can be interchanged with other x360s.

also, a little upset that game prices are going up $10-15. i mean seriously, people will buy them still, but come on. $50 is plenty high for a game. $60-65 is borderline ridiculous.

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money or goods?

Posted by seoulfully on May 13th, 2005

What Is a Number Worth? Some Athletes Pay the Price – New York Times

i don’t know what’s funnier. that there is an actual lawsuit over this stuff or some of the things people have asked for/received for their numbers.

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shaq sits

Posted by seoulfully on May 13th, 2005

first time in 165 playoff games. but what i care about is:

shaq

is that a NORMAL size bottle of water? and it just looks tiny in his monster hand? or is it like a stubby bottle of water in general? haha

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glut

Posted by seoulfully on May 13th, 2005

The New York Times > Technology > Technology Special > Form & Function: As Cellphones Bulk Up, How Much Is Too Much?

this is exactly on point. well at least the first 3 paragraphs i read prior to deciding to post. we overconsume everything. software grows out of control. we eat too much. we buy too much crap. our cell phones have 4563 features we don’t use. i’m not the biggest fan of the razr (though i’m on the verge of picking one up bc it has what i am looking for in a phone, beyond the style aspect of it), but i can appreciate not needing to add the kitchen sink to it.

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funny funny you apple webguys

Posted by seoulfully on May 11th, 2005

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

weather widget + example pic = good natured fun.

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tabmac? mactab?

Posted by seoulfully on May 11th, 2005

TMO SCOOP – Apple Granted Patent for Tablet Mac (w/Illustrations) [UPDATE] || The Mac Observer

i really considered a tablet PC over the PB when i last bought a computer. i would definitely be all over an apple tablet. if it had BT, wifi, irda (only so it could be the world’s COOLEST remote control)… luscious.

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who would buy the regular?

Posted by seoulfully on May 10th, 2005

Amazon.com: DVD: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Criterion Collection (2-Disc Special Edition) (2004)

Amazon.com: DVD: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Criterion Collection (2004)

seriously, the 2 disc edition is $23.09 and the regular is $22.49! who doesnt spend the extra $0.50? why even offer a regular edition?

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science, the answer

Posted by seoulfully on May 10th, 2005

For Gay Men, an Attraction

to a Different Kind of Scent – New York Times

so like wouldn’t one think that studies like these would put an end to debates whether being homosexual is a “choice?” though, i’m not sure how much debate there is about that anymore. what exactly is the position of the “right” on homosexuality other than they think it is wrong and immoral, etc.

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Pac Man celebrates his 25th birthday – May. 10, 2005

Posted by seoulfully on May 10th, 2005

Pac Man celebrates his 25th birthday – May. 10, 2005

ah pac-man’s 25. i was never good at pacman. which leads me to my question: does pacman have an ending? can you beat/win at pacman? like galaga didn’t have an ending, it just went faster and faster (though it got easier if you did the trick so the “bugs” couldn’t shoot at you). what happened with pacman? i suppose i could use google or something and look it up, but rather than expend the effort, i’ll just ask the question to the world at large…

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is your glacier sick?

Posted by seoulfully on May 10th, 2005

CNN.com – Swiss wrap glacier to slow ice melt – May 10, 2005

put a blanket on it! slow that melting. isn’t it great all these environmental-types are doing so much to save the planet (don’t send the hate mail, i’m all for saving the planet), but you know, the planet has a finite life span. the sun will indeed supernova at some point (however far in the future), and the earth will be gone. so the question is one like a carpe diem versus save for the future (somewhere in between). do you just live it up while you got it? or work to save it for an uncertain future (though admittedly earth isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, unless like in some hitchhiker’s guide move there is really some plan to destroy the earth in an eminent domain type move to make a highway or something)?

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