corporate greed

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 |

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 |

Samsung Galaxy Tab Banned in the United States

"Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly", said the judge who failed to see the irony in his words. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now banned from the United States, thanks to Apple and it's anti-competitive business tactics. This only continues to provide evidence that the concept of "freedom" highly touted in the United States is false.

In country were corporations rule and elected officials are merely slaves to the corporate royalty, this kind of stuff is to be expected.


By editor on 27 June 2012 |

The Sad State of Digital Television

Is it any surprise why so many people resort to downloading pirated content from the Internet, or why so many people are "cutting the cord" (aka, canceling cable service). Cable companies like Comcast are increasing rates almost twice a year while at the same time offering less and less service options.


By editor on 11 March 2012 |

The Real Purpose Behind PROTECT IP and SOPA

On January 18th 2012, we witnessed the first ever global protest. Thousands (if not millions) of sites small and large "blacked-out" for 16 to 24 hours to raise awareness of an ongoing threat coming from the United States of America. Many supporters and the corporate backers of the threat have reacted with comments that are down right idiotic, thus showing the hypocrisy or ignorance of those who currently hold power in our world.

The threat is real, and goes beyond the pending legislation that prompted this protest (PROTECT IP / SOPA).


By editor on 18 January 2012 |

Mark Zuckerberg does not Deserve to be a Multi Millionare

Facebook is successful because it taps into the inner wants of people in the United States. This is fine even though I myself believe Facebook is utterly useless. However, the CEO and supposed "creator" of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg does not deserve to be where he is right now. I know nothing about the guy, I've never seen the movie related to the subject, and I never knew that there was a real life person who thinks Mr. Zuckerberg "stole" Facebook.


By editor on 14 December 2011 |

How I Hate Voice Recognition Based IVR's

If you don't know what I am referring to, let me give you a hint: "Thank you for calling for help please say...". It seems as more and more companies (especially banks) are utilizing these automated voice activated "interactive virtual response systems". Some are are not so bad when they give you the option of saying what you want or pressing the key you want. Others however won't let you through to a live person for almost 3 minutes. You either have to sit there an wait till the stupid timeout kicks in, or play along with the computer.

By editor on 14 December 2011 |

High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Feel Sick

Unless you have been living under a rock, a lot has been said about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) these last few years.  The talk has been about how bad it is for your health and the endless rebuttals by it's supporters, the big United States based food companies.  These big food companies like to use HFCS as an alternative sweetener to sugar because it's cheaper to move around and produce.


By editor on 10 October 2011 |

The Internet's Fatal Flaw

The Internet was created to allow the free flow of information, speech, knowledge, and ideas.  Unfortunately, our Internet is under attack by greedy corporation and repressive governments.  Not surprising, the major source of these attacks are coming from the United States.


By editor on 08 October 2011 |

Steve Jobs is Dead

Although sad for may people, I am not surprised and quite happy about the news. I don't mean to be disrespectful towards his family and close relative, but the man has been given more credit than he deserved. Sure, he helped make computers become accessible to the masses, but he did not do it alone. The man has been dying for almost 4 years. It shows you that having all the money in the world can't prevent death.


By editor on 05 October 2011 |