Archive for January, 2009

Does anybody make a working product anymore?

Posted in Tech News, Uncategorized on January 26, 2009 by nrgent

Maybe it’s just me but I’m sick of getting new electronics and software only to realize it sucks.  First editions of things are no longer the smart thing to buy.  Windows Vista was and still is hated because of it’s poor and rocky launch.  Vista had security problems, performance problems, not to mentioned a fucking obnoxious box that appeared every time you tried to launch a program.  The iPhone 3G with version 2.0 software was bugger.  VERSION 2.0 WAS BUGGY!  That’s a bad fucking sign when your second full version of software is buggy.  WTF Apple?  The BlackBerry Storm–buggy.  Computer games are routinely realeased with bugs and are patched at later dates.

RIM CEO (this part is from Engadget) recently stated that buggy launches are a “new reality” for smartphone launches.  What?!  A CEO of a company says releasing software that doesn’t really work is a “reality”?! When I buy a product I expect it to work.  Without problems.  If the brakes didn’t work on my car because the ECU was a bit buggy I’d be a bit fucking dead.  OK, I might have overreacted to that, cars and phones are two different things, I understand that, when I see a car and phone next to each other I can point out which is which almost immediately.  But still, it’s the principle of the matter.  I wish people could just make a product right the first time.

Alright.  I’m done, my soapbox broke.

Polaroid!

Posted in Tech News, Uncategorized on January 19, 2009 by nrgent

engadget recently posted a story about a company named IMPOSSIBLE attempting to bring back Polaroid film.  Impossible? I think not. (Bad pun, sorry)

Defiance

Posted in Movie Reviews on January 17, 2009 by nrgent

Defiance is the story of three Jewish brothers who avoided capture and death at the hands of the Nazis and helped thousands of Jews escape the Nazis by setting up a village in the Belarussian forest.

The story focuses on the three Bielski brothers and their efforts to either save Jews or fight the Nazis.  Tuvia Bielski (Daniel Craig) is the apparant leader of the brothers and the refugees although eventually has some from his brother, Zus Bielski (Liev Schreiber).  Tuvia is more concerned with the rescuing of more Jewish refugees while Zus wants revenge and ends up joing Soviet forces to figh the Nazis.  The movie contained very little action, however, despite many intense scenes in the previews that led me to beleive there would be much more action.

The acting in Defiance was above average although I feel like Daniel Craig is playing the same type of badass character in all of his movies since Casino Royale.  Maybe that suits him, though, because he does an excellent job at being a badass.

Defiance does an excellent job of taking a well known and over-commercialized subject such as World War II and creating something original and compelling.  And based on a true story, no less.

RIP Circuit City

Posted in Tech News on January 17, 2009 by nrgent

Circuit City, after failing to be bought by another company, will begin liquidation on Saturday, Jan 17th.  Circuit City has been open for 60 years to date but could not compete in the failing United States economy.  Approximitaly 34,000 associates are going to be losing their job with the company closing.  So for anyone who wants to get some bargain prices on electronics–here’s your chance!

As a side note, Circuit Citys (Circuit Cities? Hmm) in Canada will remain open, so who knows, maybe when the economy improves we may see the company return.

PS3 Price Cut

Posted in Tech News on January 16, 2009 by nrgent

Rumor has it Sony is planning to cut the price of the PS3 by $100 sometime this spring to compete more with the Xbox 360.  This could be just what Sony needs to bring up Blu-Ray sales and bring HD into the average consumer’s home.  Now if only we built those PS3s here in the U.S. maybe we could stimulate the economy to.

Thesis statement.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2009 by nrgent

Life in my world has been thrilling lately, CES ended just recently and I was, once again, dazzled my the hundreds of electronic devices that were introduced that could make my life easier and more entertaining.  In other news the new Daniel Craig movie, Defiance, makes its wide release tomorrow so you can expect to see a review of that up sometime tomorrow after I’ve managed to drag myself to the theater.  At this point, however, I don’t have any specific news or exciting events, however I will keep this blog updated with both movies reviews and update on new and innovative tech products.  At some point I’m going to narrow my blog down and drop either movies reviews and information or tech information, so if anyone feels I should pick one over the other please drop me a comment.