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Playstation 3 has been a roughly 3.3 billion U.S. dollar loss for Sony Corp. since its launch last year, according to the company's fiscal 2008 annual report. The huge loss is due to pricing the console below its production cost. The 599 dollar price tag for the PS3 back when it first launched was significantly cheaper than the cost of producing it in the first place, and while the retail price has come down some, the losses keep piling up.
In a statement, Sony claimed "the large-scale investment required during the development and introductory period of a new gaming platform may not be fully recovered."
With the current demise of the US oil based consumer economy I see this as the end of more powerful consoles for the next few years. Can we possibly be on the verge of new thought provoking games running on cheaper hardware instead of the current business model of increasingly bloated power hungry consoles whose only claim to fame can be flashy graphics? I, for one, will welcome any return of Steve Jackson Games." Link to Original Source
scum-e-bag (211846) writes "Reuters, the ABC and others are reporting that North Korea has tested a Nuclear Device. "Neither US intelligence sources nor South Korean defence officials can confirm at this stage that a test has taken place.""
life is very interesting. especially when one can be vindicated. it can hurt a lot though. proof of ignorant greed and arrogance only becomes self-evident *after* the fact. this is so sad. is this something that we must learn as a society? how can we learn more about this? how can we teach ourselves without destroying ourselves?
differential equations hold a lot of promise in this area. they are quite widely distributed throughout the universe. they are pure and model things in a beautiful way. the expansion in the direction of greens function seems to hold some appeal. i saw flashes of this during my initial study of calculus, however, i did not know what it was, i may pursue it.
ultimately there may be some sort of recursion, this may be a deluded dream though. recursion is a self propagating process, reliant on prior/future states. it may be that there is a tie with laplace and control systems.
for now, i must look at the dirt. rocks are the things that power this thoughtful movement in our society. today i must do my part.
My last entry was a good one, I wonder where it went, perhaps I was to quick to reboot while doing something else... perhaps I only previewed and didn't submit It was a good one. I felt good while writing it. It must be lost. I don't think this is the first time... perhaps I need to pay more attention to things.
I am returning to uni. I have been accepted. As I thought. Of course they will have me.
Inflation is rising in contemporary society. The political spectrum denies it. It's bloody obvious.
Saw the doc, got some relaxing sleeping pills. These allow me to switch off my brain at night. I still stress, get depressed and wish I could be fully doped all day.
Helen did want things to work, it was her family who didn't. I should follow the lead of Bell... unfortunately it may be a little late for Helen.:( depressing.
Arsenic must be removed from massive nickel sulphides on an industrial scale... the financial return will be astronomical. First things first. Argue points with wankers who don't know what they are talking about, if I am wrong, I am humble enough to admit it and I learn... those who do not argue or question are not all that bright.
I am so sick and tired of doing this crap. Life has changed, it has moved more from being able to excel when performing complex tasks to being able to integrate within societal networks. Perhaps it's always been like this. Makes me feel deprecated.
I don't know what I want anymore, but have I ever? The only thing I want is a simple life with family. At the moment it feels like this will never happen. I know I have friends around me, but when I go home at the end of the day...:(
I feel very little incentive to do anything, everything I need is present... Perhaps I need an injection of a high pressure situation. get the adrenalineeeeee running
Ok, this journal is spooky... after reading about how myspace et al can be used against someone, I am thinking about slashdot... but, I think I'll stick with my original assesment... who cares! It's not like i'm ever likely to have a job with some fortune 500 company. I'd actually be better off setting up my own company selling porn or some other bit of bullshit, after all, thats what people who don't have jobs do... they package shit and sell it to wankers who have jobs at fortune500 companies. hehehehe...
where was I now? Oh, thats right, I'm really beginning to feel the positive effects of this 5htp shit. i'm reall not caring if it has negative effects now. the only concern i have is if the side effects begin to outweigh the positives, just like those white sugar coated pills from the doctor did... can't get much worse than last time with that pesky matthew and his nemmisis berry... or was it the other way around...
after reading a few other slashdot profiles, i wonder, does anyone read this... well, thats what led o my first comment!!!
back to the beer!
EDIT: oh yeah, i'm real happy i got that ad blocker extension for firefox going... i hate mind warping propaganda!
I think I'll be going back to school soon. I'm not confident enough to again do university... Those evil wankers who cheat and lie to me. I'll just do the TAFE thing and get a piece of paper. At least people will actually believe me when I say that I know what I am doing. I'm quite certain I can get a bit of paper from TAFE... the fact that it means bugger all is a side issue.
Someone has hardcoded/lib64 as the install directory. Nasty hack. This demonstrates the need for more variable useage, such as in the cross-lfs scripts. I guess that it is remenent of the days when 64bit was new and 32bit was mainstream. Now that 32bit is obsolete on most new CPUs, the move should be made across to full 64bit libaries in the/lib directory and 32bit libraries should be installed to/lib32