EA Games has Ruined SimCity

When I first learned that a new SimCity was in the works suddenly the world looked like a brighter place. You can imagine my disappointment when I learned more about the game's "Online Only" "feature". It's not the DRM that bothers me so much (although we could do without that too). It's the fact that I can no longer play the game when I want wherever I want. I am restricted to playing SimCity on an Internet connected PC. My saved cities aren't stored locally, but instead kept on EA's servers. Simulation is done partly on my PC and mostly on EA's servers.


By editor on 08 March 2013 |

GUNS: The Current Fad

Seems like everyone is talking about guns these days. Why wouldn't they be, seems like everyday now some psycho is on a killing spree. Or is it the other way around?

I don't know about you but all this recent talk about gun control and the escalation in gun violence is just too much of a coincidence. Last year it wasn't this noisy? Was it? Are people in this country really that simple minded? monkey see monkey do? Sure I agree that Hollywood and entertainment have affected the way people behave. However the reality of what is really going on is quite different.


By editor on 08 February 2013 |

Official Results: 60,786,898 Stupid People in The United States

On Tuesday we received an official count of the number of stupid people in the United States. There are 60,786,898 people living in the U.S. infected with stupidity. Additionally there are 57,895,043 others who suffer from a less severe form of a very similar un-named disease.

Perhaps we can just call both types of these people idiots?...

The definition of idiot (source):


By editor on 08 November 2012 |

Egypt Issues Arrest of US-based Egyptians Over 1st Amendment

The United States will soon find itself in a difficult situation. As many of you have already learned, a movie trailer for an amateur made anti-Muslim film was released on YouTube a few weeks ago. My opinions on that film are mixed, and the reactions from the two sides are both silly yet understandable. Christians and Muslims have acted inappropriately now and several times in the past. It's important to respect the beliefs of others. It's also important to remain civilized, non-violent, and to "respect the beliefs of others".


By editor on 18 September 2012 |

GoDaddy DNS Down - Half the Internet Offline

As of 2:30 PM EST on September 10, 2012 Godaddy's DNS services are still offline. All domains (and therefore websites) that depend on GoDaddy's DNS services (even if the actual website is hosted elsewehre) are currently un-resolvable and pretty much offline.

It's currently unknown what is happening, I'm thinking technical issues or massive attack.

To add insult to injury, many of the "site down" monitoring websites that rely on Godaddy DNS are unreachable too. Go Figure!


By editor on 10 September 2012 |

It's Official: No More GNOME Desktop

The GNOME developers point out that their focus on the traditional desktop is a BAD thing. The plan is to turn GNOME into a mobile platform and eventually it's own mobile operating system. It's pretty clear, GNOME is abandoning the desktop computer.


By editor on 29 July 2012 |

Nokia Not Going to Make It

2 Years ago, Nokia was a market leader in the smartphone business. Today, they are nothing but a blip. Many including me have predicted that the new "Windows Phone" strategy was ill-fated. Recent financials seem to confirm that.

Nobody seems to want a Windows Phone, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why. Windows just isn't that popular anymore.

I have nothing much to say about Nokia other than it's been nice knowing you. I don't expect to see you next year, bye.


By editor on 20 July 2012 |

Microsoft Posts It's First Loss

There is a first time for everything. Microsoft just posted it's first loss since becoming a public company in 1986. In a way I kind of feel bad for them. They bet the farm on .NET in early 2000, and looks like things haven't gone according to plan. Perhaps it's time to rethink that .NET strategy.


By editor on 20 July 2012 |

RIM: Not Going to Make It

Poor RIM the makers of the once popular BlackBerry is going through some rough times. Only they are to blame, instead of embracing the Android operating system, they instead decided to stick with there old and outdated platform. As soon as they realized their proprietary operating system was outdated; instead of embracing Android they decide to write a new proprietary operating system.


By editor on 28 June 2012 |

Government FAILS - Individual Mandate Upheld

Today, freedom has died a little more. In the United States, Obama's individual mandate forcing people to purchase a product from private companies has been upheld. No matter how the decision was worded (they call it a tax), the end result is the same. Our government can now force U.S. citizens to buy a product.


By editor on 28 June 2012 |