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A Vault-Tec Presentation

Thankfully, I do not drive!!


.: Where the hell is SciFi HD? :.

.: 07/27/08 :.
Cablevision's TV service sucks so bad, I seriously might have to get FIOS just for the fact that they have real 1080p HD, and have more of it.

Cable's making a big deal about giving us 15 new HD channels this week, but most of them are shit:

1. Discovery HD
2. Animal Planet HD
4. Science Channel HD
5. Fox News HD
6. Nickelodeon HD
7. Spike HD
8. Travel Channel HD
9. FX HD
10. Speed HD
11. The Weather Channel HD
12. AMC HD
13. WE HD
14. IFC HD
15. Hallmark Movie Channel HD

Some of those have been available for a while on FIOS (and they just got SciFi, USA, and a bunch of others that look amazing on an HD set). It make no sense that we can't get SciFi and USA in HD - the 2 highest rated channels on cable - but thank FSM we can watch The Weather Channel and Nickelodeon in HD though... WTF?

Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 12:02 PM on 07/27/08 in Category: General
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.: Star Wars in 3D? :.

.: 07/25/08 :.
Remember when Lucas said he was never going to re-release the original untouched verions of the original Star Wars movies on DVD a few years ago, and then when ahead and released them on DVD almost right away? Well he's "not" doing it again - this time he's whoring himself to the 3D gods knowing the idiot lemmings of the world that can't help themselves and will buy this tripe in hordes. SW lemmings are probably the only group more brainwashed than Apple lemmings and at least as much as all the video game console fanboys combined. I don't get why people keep handing him money to buy the same fucking thing they own in 15 different varieties already...

Seriously, Star Wars in 3d? Fuck you George Lucas, again!
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 01:53 PM on 07/25/08 in Category: Entertainment
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I was happy as hell when this shit-fucker was put away - but then he goes on rids the world of his genes? Conflicting emotions to say the least...


BENNETT, Colo. - A convicted spammer and his wife, who were being sought after she helped him escape prison, were found slain along with their young daughter Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

A teenage girl was shot in the neck and a baby was found unhurt in a car seat inside the vehicle where the three bodies were found, Arapahoe County undersheriff Mark Campbell said. The relationship between the girl, baby and the escaped convict wasn't immediately clear.

The bodies of "Spam King" Edward "Eddie" Davidson, his wife, and 3-year-old daughter were found in an SUV parked in a farmhouse driveway in a rural part of Bennett, about 25 miles east of Denver. Authorities said Davidson was the apparent gunman.

"What a nightmare, and such a coward," U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said. "Davidson imposed the 'death penalty' on family members for his own crime."
Oddest part - the escape consisted of driving away from the jail unchallenged - minimum security at it's finest!

This quote from Gizmodo says it all:
At least he left the baby alone. But really, stories don't get much worse than this. As if you needed a reason to hate spammers any more.
A pure piece of shit and, sadly, a true coward.
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 01:03 PM on 07/25/08 in Category: General
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.: Microsoft @ E3 :.

.: 07/14/08 :.
Watching today's coverage of Microsoft's E3 press conference on G4, and of course the very first game they demoed was Fallout 3 - holy frelling hell does that game look amazing! Washington D.C. has never looked better (all nuke-a-fried :-p ), and Resident Evil 5's online co-op look sweet, but the thing that's made me happiest so far is that Netflix is coming to the 360 - just as I was about to drop a 'Benj' on the Roku Netflix Player!

Oh yeah - Avatars? Lame.
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 08:59 PM on 07/14/08 in Category: Tech
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.: Smoke this! :.

.: 07/13/08 :.
So you've been hanging out smoking racks of ribs all day and playing poker all night, and it's now 1 AM - what's next? Burgers on the BBQ of course!

Damn, that was one tasty Saturday! :-p
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 12:14 PM on 07/13/08 in Category: Recreation
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.: R.I.P. Don S. Davis :.

.: 06/30/08 :.
Gateword reports:

With great sadness we must report that veteran actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29, 2008. He was 65 years old.

Don co-starred on Stargate SG-1 for the show's first seven years, helping to launch the enduring science fiction franchise. Davis played Major General George Hammond, base commander and a father figure to many of the show's characters.


Born August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri and raised there, Don received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College in 1965. He then served three years on active duty in the United States Army, entering as a Second Lieutenant. He rose to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Korea before completing his required tour of active duty.

Upon leaving the army, Don began working toward a Master's degree in theater at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois, and received his Master's degree in 1970. He taught at the University of British Columbia for a decade before returning to SIU to complete his coursework for a PhD in theater, receiving the degree in 1982.

Don's list of film and television credits is lengthy, dating back to 1982. He met Stargate co-star Richard Dean Anderson on the set of MacGyver, where Don worked as a stunt double for actor Dana Elcar.

Godspeed General [Hammond of Texas]

2 weeks in a row we've lost good ones, I am not looking forward to next week....
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 08:17 PM on 06/30/08 in Category: Entertainment
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.: Diablo III is Official!!!! :.

.: 06/29/08 :.
Diablo III is Official!!!!


Man, what an exciting year for video games. Not only is Fallout 3 finally coming out (after moving to a new house and being completely remade from scratch), but the next installment of my most favorite game ever was officially announced today (well, yesterday technically).

Fallout 1 & 2 were arguably the most influential RPG games ever, and Bethesda has quite a reputation to live up to after acquiring the franchise's license - but Diablo is by the one video game company that actually has the golden touch when it comes to quality games and customer support. Blizzard even just reset the Online Ladder in Diablo 2 a few weeks ago - they've been supporting the game for 8 years, and it's still free to play online! There are tons of demo video over on the official Diablo III site - awesome 3D isometric view that you can zoom in and out of (similar to Dungeon siege), with kick-ass graphics and awesome effects.

Man, I can't wait to play a Witch Doctor! I'm hoping that since I was part of the early and later Diablo II L.O.D beta testing that I have a slight edge in getting into the beta for this - nothing better than playing a game you love months before most other people :p (and I still play the game to this day - and have several licenses for it!)
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 04:02 AM on 06/29/08 in Category: Recreation
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.: R.I.P. George Carlin :.

.: 06/23/08 :.
George Carlin mourned as a counterculture hero
LOS ANGELES (AP) Acerbic standup comedian and satirist George Carlin, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71.

"He was a genius and I will miss him dearly," Jack Burns, who was the other half of a comedy duo with Carlin in the early 1960s, told The Associated Press.

Carlin's jokes constantly breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words" all of which are taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.

When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, freed on $150 bail and exonerated when a Wisconsin judge dismissed the case, saying it was indecent but citing free speech and the lack of any disturbance.

When the words were later played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a 1978 Supreme Court ruling upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language during hours when children might be listening.

"So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I'm perversely kind of proud of," he told The Associated Press earlier this year.

Man, if this country needs anything these days, it's more George Carlin. From Baseball Vs. Football to making up product names that you'll never get out of your head (Sprunt!), he definitely had an eye for pointing out the ludicrousness of the "ordinary". He'll be missed by many.
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 08:04 AM on 06/23/08 in Category: Entertainment
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.: Cablevisions sucks :.

.: 06/18/08 :.
Well their shitty excuse for cable boxes do at least. Their internet service is nearly unbeatable in this country, but the more than a decade old technology they push as a cutting edge DVR is horrible crap. Yes, the picture quality if far superior with the box than without it, but they're already overloaded and forcing the move to SDV without having the capacity to expand and it's choking the quality out of the service in a hurry.

Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 03:18 PM on 06/18/08 in Category: Tech
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.: They took SciFi from me! :.

.: 06/03/08 :.
Cablevision flipped SciFi over to SDV (Switched Digital Video) early this morning, and I ended up recording nearly 12 hours of a black screen saying the channel is no longer available without a digital box. So I reset the tuner in my DVDR, and sure enough it's not available on QAM. Dammit. So I'm getting the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD DVR through my landlord, and I'm gonna have to give him the extra $20 a month with my rent. At least I'll have a DVR capable of recording in HD for when I get my new TV in a few months (of course my bed broke and now I need to replace that before getting the TV...)

And I was looking forward to watching 8 hours of Dark Angel when I got home today...
Posted by: IgwanaRob @ 07:25 PM on 06/03/08 in Category: Recreation
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