“It’s easy to imagine Battlefront as a Star Wars-ified version of EA’s long-running Battlefield series. Both offer wide open arenas, force players to fight over capture points, and include a range of vehicles to drive and pilot. But a few minutes spent on Hoth dissuaded me of that notion. Battlefront is to Battlefield as Star Wars is to real war. It’s the movie version of organized violence — the kind where stricken foes fly backwards with Wilhelm screams, where tottering walkers explode like fireworks-packed toys, and where the blood and guts of mass murder doesn’t ever stain the snow and dust of unreal worlds.”
“If you built your new media empire in the last few years on programmatic advertising, stop whining. You’re building a business. If your revenue model relies on a few snippets of code that can be blocked with a software update, you’re not building a very good business.”
“You expect to see cities like New York and Detroit there—partly because the freezing and thawing that accompany cold winters exacerbate existing damage. Sunny California’s dominance can be explained by very high rates of driving and inadequate maintenance, says Moretti.”
Embarrassing. Given the crazy taxes we pay for roads, they should be maintained far better. On a brighter note, I drove across the Altamont Pass this past weekend, and it’s being repaved; the newly completed sections are nice.
I can’t believe it’s been ten years since Valerie and I said “I do”, but it has.
I find myself reflecting this beautiful morning on how so very lucky we are to have found one another, and to live the life we do. Over the past decade, we’ve been lucky enough to have had a wonderful daughter, adopted a good dog, managed to make a good living, and enjoy good health. Most of all, I’ve had you with me, and I truly can’t ask for anything more.
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.
Their budget is ~$5 billion! What an asinine waste of money.
“Third: we are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of Season Two and the beginning of Season Three. As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry – we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us.”
I hate typing on it, I hate the trackpad, it’s slower than I expected, the screen is noticeably blurry from non-native scaling to get reasonable screen space, and I don’t even find it very comfortable to use in my lap because it’s too small.
As a listener of Marco’s podcast, ATP, it doesn’t surprise me that he dislikes—no, that’s too soft a word for Marco’s style—hates the new Macbook. I can’t believe he bought it unless he really wanted to write this article to troll for page views, which doesn’t really seem like his style either. He’s clearly one who wants screen space and resolution, which this machine was never going to provide. It’s a confusing article, in my opinion.
Fuck GM. Why anyone buys their products is beyond me. They ship shitty, broken shit for years, and then we have to bail them out, and now this. (Oh, and they put Camaro tail lights on the new Corvette.)