Weekend Edition…

evo smart console & openpandora, about something & raking leaves after the break…

evo smart console & openpandora…

ever since the atari flashback 3 & the flashback portable became vaporware (yes, i know about the stupid atari joystick thingy… that ain’t flashback 3 & it ain’t the portable so it doesn’t count), i’ve been pretty bummed. i miss the halcyon days of early computing when the future looked bright. yeah, we should all be thankful that computer games aren’t all blocky pixelized sprites & stuff but still… those were good times. the kids these days truly missed out on something special. yeah, right, grandpa, tell us another war story…

ok, well, for a moment, i got excited over this evo smart console & openpandora thingy because they reminded me briefly of the flashback 3 & the flashback portable. of course, upon closer inspection, they both suck. such is life.

the evo smart console is supposedly a gaming console run on lixus & that in itself is kind of cool but then things go downhill. there’s something to do with the internet & voip (just a fancy acronym for telepohne over the internet) & some sort of wacky rebate scheme because the console will cost $600 bucks… wow. a lot of complexity for a game console. i think i’ll pass.

then there’s this openpandora thingy that is sort of like palmtop computer thingy but it plays games like a handheld portable but it’s also kind of expensive ($330) & it’s also sold out until some time in 2009 & by then i’ll probably forget all about it.

oh well… back to dreaming of a day when bushnell never sold atari…

about something…

i just don’t understand minority demographics. that’s not a slur; there’s always going to be a minority & a majority. that’s just how it goes. equality exists in math & in other things that can be objectively measured but once you put in the slightest bit of subjectivity into any measurement, you inevitably get a majority & a minority.

so, i occasionally go to “pro-minority” websites & blogs because society has impressed upon me the need to understand minorities, even to the point of self-depreciation. i don’t understand that. i don’t understand why i have to pander to minorities simply because they don’t belong to my demographic. is it inclusiveness? is it some sort of mutated form of political correctness? i don’t know these people. i don’t know how they think. i don’t want to care how they think. i don’t want to interact with them.

one of those stupid blogs is called “the frisky” & it’s supposed to be some sort of ‘sassy’ pro-female blog. i don’t get it. why do women have to act like sluts & whores in order to feel like they’re “equal” or “free”?

the blog had some stupid “widget” (i don’t even know what a “widget” is in internet parlance) where you typed in a man’s name & it told you what that man actually thought. so, i typed my name in three times & i got back three entirely different responses. all of them were wrong. was that supposed to be funny? it wasn’t funny. it was insulting. imagine if there was a male-equivalent of that “widget” – you’d have feminazis crying out how sexist it would be.

i suppose that i’m not against minorities. you can’t be “against” an entire biological-based demographic. after all, biological-based demographics is simply a difference in dna patterns. people can’t control their dna, at least, not yet. hopefully, some day, we will have control over our dna so that we can maximize our biological potential & avoid the hereditary pitfalls that prior generations faced.

however, why must we be tolerant of non-biologically based demographics? after all, no one forces you to stay in a religion. no one forces you to stay in a country. no one forces you to have a particular political ideology. once a demographic goes from mathematical to subjective, is there not a right for comparison?

suppose i am on a torrent site (i’m using a modern-day example so i can relate to the kiddies; you older folks can just pretend to be in a video store). i can only download (rent) one type of movie – a horror movie or a comedy movie. am i not afforded a right to have an opinion as to which genre or “demographic” is better? i understand that there are “good” horror movies & “bad” horror movies just as there are “good” comedy movies & “bad” comedy movies. however, if you stacked up all of the horror movies ever made & all of the comedy movies ever made (disregarding horror-comedies & comedy-horror movies, of course), would there not be one genre that is of better quality then the other? even if the difference is slight, it would still be a difference.

i was going to write more but i’m tired.

raking leaves…

another weekend, another round of raking leaves until your arms fall off.

i hate raking leaves.

i’m going to go & collapse now. bye.

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