TL;DR 11/28/11: Dell, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Stealth Porn

TL;DR 11/28/11: Dell, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Stealth Porn

November 28, 2011 3:28 pm 6 comments

Well, I had a pretty great weekend, how about you? Best of all, I talked my family out of participating in the madness that is Black Friday. Anyway, I’ve got a little catching up to do, so here we go. Flight Of The Conchords movie? Ok. The only thing they’re missing is a story, so it could be a while.

NME

 

Why, Alienware? WHY?!

 

Have you ever looked at computers on Dell’s website? Good, oh, wait. You said yes… First, shame on you. And second, did you notice their little bit of trickery? They had a comparison image showing the difference between a high-end and a low-end video card displaying a Windows desktop. What’s that? They would look the same? Not according to Dell. The lower-end cards make everything on your screen more blurry and harder to look at. Don’t worry, the offending image was brought to their attention and promptly removed.

PC Pro

 

We're treading a very fine line...

 

Good news for those of us that hate voice recognition based phone services. There’s going to be a new way for them to piss us off. A team of researchers has put together programming that allows the system to recognize emotional states purely based on voice. It’s going to be hilarious when we start hearing the stories about the nice old ladies that get kicked to the difficult caller queue.

Gizmag

 

FINALLY! Some good news from EA.

 

You may remember the Battlefield 3/Battlefield 1943 fiasco. Well that’s finally being dealt with in the right way. EA finally realized that you can’t promise somebody something and then decide to screw them.

EA

 

You're a fucking liar if you claim otherwise.

 

Oh, I almost forgot. Ghost Recon Online free-to-play instead of getting the same game as everybody else? PIRACY! Since we are talking about Ubisoft I guess this is better than their alternative. DRM hoop-jumping. I won’t go into my opinions on Ubisoft here, but I will tell you I have said the phrase, “those baguette eating bastards”on several occasions.

PC Gamer

 

Why is the stock image of Dovahkiin always a heavy armor wearing Nord? I call racism!

 

There is currently a petition ready for the signing at whitehouse.gov calling for swift action against Skyrim. There are currently 393 signatures so we better be on the lookout. With such strong support from people like Lucien L from Fort Farragut in Cheydinhal, Jzarg O from The Mages College in Winterfell, and Agronak G from Cyrodiil City in Cyrodiil we need to hide our copies and be ready to weather the storm.

The White House

On a related note, an inspired fan of both Skyrim and reading has put together every book in the game into a file ready for your ereader of choice. So if you want to bring a little chunk of Skyrim with you, now you can.

Capane

 

I like my internet like I like my coffee, unfiltered and chunky.

 

If you live in Europe and you’re worried about your ISP filtering your content you can rest easy. The European Court of Justice has ruled that even if it’s copyrighted material being illegally downloaded, the ISP’s can’t be forced to block access to it. This is mainly due to the monitoring that would be required would violate personal privacy. GO EUROPE!

TechCrunch

 

Be sure to mute your porn in order to go full stealth.

 

I’ve always liked hacks that do cool stuff that I didn’t even think was possible. For instance, a computer monitor that shows only a white screen unless you’re wearing the special glasses. Finally! You can watch porn without anybody knowing. Unless, of course, your pants are around your ankles and you’re beating off.

Instructables

 

I seriously wish the woman would have been yelling nonsensical words while the acidic mist was being unleashed.

 

Have you ever wanted to bodily harm to the people between you and your precious games? At least one woman has and she unleashed hell on the poor bastards in the electronics department in her local WalMart. What did she do? She pepper sprayed several people to get to the front of the line. Do I really have to tell you that this happened on Black Friday?

Destructoid

 

Shttymnrch says what.

 

If you’re going to be in Thailand DO NOT send any text messages to anybody about the king. One man is facing a 20 year prison term for 4 text messages he claims he never even sent. What did they say? Nobody knows because they weren’t even presented as evidence in the court. Pardon me for a second while I violate Thai law… King Bhumibol Adulyadej can eat a bag of dicks.

NY Times

Anyway, I think I’m done until tomorrow. And if I’m ever thinking about traveling to Thailand in the future, remind me that I probably shouldn’t do that.

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