It was a bad day. A lot of bad stuff happened. And I'd love to forget it all. But I don't. Not ever. Because this is what I do. Every time, every day, every second, this: On five, we're bringing down the government.

Tuesday, June 25

Geek

Conspiracy Theories From A Parallel Earth

The Build-A-Bear Group manipulates global economic policy for its own twisted, fuzzy ends.

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Sunday, June 23

Geek

In The Shade


This Hour's Top Item Count:
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1.Pixy Misa 628
2.Sasami 539
3.Lelouch 500
4.andi 480
5.Potemayo 431

Only three of those are me.

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Friday, June 21

Geek

Insanity

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is now available in Australia.  This is one of the phones I've been looking to as a mini-tablet; it has a 6.3" 1280x720 screen, so the screen is nearly as big as on the Nexus 7, but the device overall is much slimmer and lighter.

There are two models; the only difference is that one has 8GB of onboard flash and the other has 16GB.

Prices are $669 and $679 respectively.

Why do they even bother?  The cost of handling two separate SKUs across multiple markets has to be more than the cost of just giving everyone 16GB in the first place.

I'm still thinking it over.  If they had a 128GB model at, say, $799, I'd have jumped already.*

* I have a 160GB iPod classic.  There is nothing, literally nothing, on the market that can replace it.  Flash memory prices are now low enough, and capacities high enough, that it would be cheap and easy to build such a device.  But no-one has bothered.

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Thursday, June 20

Life

Thursday: Outlook Improving

It seems someone got hold of my credit card details and went on a short-lived spending spree, before my bank caught it and cut them off.  Not sure how, because I'm pretty careful with it, but all it takes is one website that isn't careful and splat.

I wouldn't be too surprised if we hear in the next few days that some internet company or other got compromised.

Anyway, that's one of the things that messed up my Monday and Tuesday this week, though I only found out the cause of the mess today.  New card is on the way now.

Of course, this happened right when I needed that card to pay important bills, but there's not much of the month when I don't need that card.  So, ugh.

Also need to check that AVG and Ad-Aware are up to date and scan the hell out of my computer, in case I picked up a nasty.  Just did a full AVG scan on the weekend, though (it runs Sunday night), and it came up clean.

My day job really came through for me here, letting me put some urgent bills on a company credit card.  So I don't need to worry about the lights going out either virtually (one of them was for server hosting) or literally (the other was my electricity bill).

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Geek

Xbox Phone Home

Or more accurately, Xbox One no phone home.

After being sandbagged by Sony at E3 last week, Microsoft has wised up and removed the requirement that the Xbox One connect to Microsoft to re-authenticate itself every 24 hours.  They've also removed the restriction on selling or lending disc-based games.

Now if they just allow you to run it without the Kinect and cut the price by $100, they'll have a slower PS4 with less available memory...

They could also stop trying to bullshit everyone about the cloud, but there I'm not sure that they actually realise what they're doing; I suspect they may believe their own nonsense.

Update: Penny Arcade sums it up.

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Wednesday, June 19

Cool

Torched

Torchlight is free on GOG for the next 48 hours.

Not just DRM-free, but free free.

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Life

Commentary Part 2

Tuesdays ain't much better.

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Tuesday, June 18

Cool

Key Breakthrough In Robotics Research

Remember this young lady?


When not dancing or competing in international athletics events, Michelle studies mechatronic engineering* at Sydney University.

Welcome to the future!

* Don't think much of the course name, but that's what they call it.

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Cool

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Vatican City But Didn't Ask About Because You Didn't Want To Know About It Anyway

It's educational!

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Cool

Stratosphere Express 999

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