Tuesday, February 19, 2008

And the Winner is......Blu-Ray !

WHOOO HOO!!! Now i can finally go out and get a dvd player with the new format and not waste my money on something that will go the way of the dodo....oh wait, how much are they again? $200....$350?

I guess this is Sony's triumphant come-back for that whole 'BetaMax' fiasco...heh

Read the Comcast article here:

Comcast News

--> or for you 'business intellectuals'-Wall Street Journal online:

Wall Street

I will now officially stop buying those old-timey 4 gb Dvd's and start saving my dollars for the enevitable upgrade. High-Definition Star Wars and Lord of the Rings here we come! I can't wait.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WARNING: Enter Facebook At Your Own Risk!

Be careful with that fine print folks. Though my guess is that only 5% of all people [creating online profiles] actually read EULA and contractual agreements for membership, it can be a dangerous gamble indeed to not do so. In the age where information is power, company's poke, prod and syphon as much info about you as possible-and fight like crazy badgers before they will give that up. Remember the days when you could simply call a phone number to take your 'name off the list'? Well those days are long gone. Now you must first venture back to the website, search through pages designed to hide their contact information and mis-direct you back to enticing services and products, before you crack the hidden code of links to actually find the cancel buttons. Once you do this, you must play email-tag with first a computer auto-response system, then a lower level-drone tech processer trained to retain you, then an actual confirmation of cancelled services and memberships. And if you are lucky, they may even stop taking money out of your account.

It seems with the buzz site 'Facebook' however, there is no absolute way to actually pull your info and leave, if you so desire...

Read the article here in the New York Times for fair warning:

The New York Times

Friday, February 1, 2008

Exxon Mobil posts $40.6 billion annual profit !

Why oh why is there no interest by the government to take a look at this recurring trend?? Whilst the struggling middle class scrape and scrounge to feed the mouths of our vehicles? Well, naturally the governments stake in this lucritive business is easily demonstrated by our current overseas military operations. The Blue Suits profit, the government profits, the average american gets to fight their battle and secure the profit for them. Then pay a car payment in Gas at the pump every month...Sounds like a good deal to me!

Link to article