aapold (753705) writes "Caprica never got great ratings, and at times could be frustrating, but it was still an awesome show unlike anything else out there, dealing more with philosophical and metaphysical questions than showy action. It also at times went into gangster mode and had the trappings of a mob story that just happened to be set on an other planet with advanced tech. And now Universal/SyFy has cancelled the show.This was the last thing I cared about on SyFy, that mockery that occupies what was once the Sci-Fi channel's bandwidth." Link to Original Source top
aapold (753705) writes "Tragedy has struck the Sauna World Championships in Finland, as russian competitor Vladimir Ladyzhensky collapsed and died six minutes into the final, and reigning champ Timo Kaukonen was also hospitalized. The organizers said they used the same rules as in previous years, but also announced the event will never be held again. Rick Reilly of ESPN wrote an interesting piece on the Sauna World Championships last year, detailing his experience entering the competition and his encounter with Kaukonen, who described his training regimen of 20 sessions a day in saunas set to 284 (F) and drinking 10 liters of water a day for several days leading up to it." Link to Original Source top
aapold (753705) writes "In a blog post consumer reports revealed their results of their detailed antenna / reception testing process, involving a shielded room and a base station transmitter, and said their analysis confirmed the faulty antennae as a hardware issue, and is why they cannot recommend the IPhone 4 (but they continue to recommend the IPhone 3GS). In the comments section large numbers of outraged fans vow to cancel subscriptions to consumer reports, even suggest lawsuits..." Link to Original Source top
aapold (753705) writes "A toronto larper was detained by Toronto police, who apparently mistook his foam weapons for protest/terrorist gear intended to disrupt the G20 meetings. The man was seized off a public transport at gun point by police who detained him several hours and confiscated his foam "weapons" and equipment, then was told he could retrieve them next week. He then woke next day to find his gear being prominently displayed by the Toronto police as evidence of terrorist weapons at a press conference alongside gas masks and machetes. Indicating the arrows with cloth-covered foam heads, the police indicated they were meant to be lit on fire." Link to Original Source top
aapold writes "Code-named "Surface", microsoft is set to unveil a coffee table touchscreen PC at a conference today in Carlsbad, CA. Prices run between $5,000 to $10,000, and are expected to be deployed in stores such as T-Mobile and lobbies of Starwood Hotels.
But what I really want to know is if it this coffee table will run java..." top
aapold (753705) writes "According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Novell have reached an agreement that "effectively makes Microsoft a reseller of SuSE Linux." Steve Ballmer is quoted as stating "We definitely want customers who chose to run both Windows and Linux to choose Novell."
Novell's stock is up 16% on the news, and Redhat's dropped 2%." top
aapold writes "Despite reports to the contrary, Sony Computer Entertainment American president Kaz Hirai states in an interview on gamespot, states "We haven't started manufacturing yet....We've not announced and we haven't set really a specific date to say, 'As of this day we're going to start manufacturing.'""
aapold writes | more than 8 years ago
Got my first/. story submission accepted. It hasn't shown up yet, but the thing says "accepted". Props to Feral Lynn for the story, over on E-Sam.
Of course, given like only 2 submissions (thought there was a 3rd, it was a novell one that was a dup) its not like I was trying.