Xbox 360 gets 1080p Plus HD-DVD and More

Filed under:Gaming — posted by 3wire on 10/30/2006 @ 9:44 pm

From: Crave

MS, do whatever it takes to get this thing to play Dig Dug at startup and I'll be good.

“While the general public has taken kindly to the Xbox 360‘s dashboard, nothing inspires change more than last-minute panic. Perhaps sensing big things on the way from the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft has an pretty hefty UI update (85 new features) ready to deploy tomorrow morning.

The biggest new feature on the way is the addition of the ability to output 1080p”

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Gears of War Trailer – Mad World

Filed under:Gaming — posted by 3wire on 10/28/2006 @ 2:12 am

On: Xboxyde, GameSpot, YouTube, Google.

HD version on Team Xbox

The Rape (Islamization) of Europe

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/27/2006 @ 10:49 am

From: The Brussels Journal

The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: “We are watching the world of yesterday.”

… Broder is convinced that the Europeans are not willing to oppose islamization. “The dominant ethos,” he told De Volkskrant, “is perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death.”

… In a recent op-ed piece in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard (23 October) the Dutch (gay and self-declared “humanist”) author Oscar Van den Boogaard refers to Broder’s interview. Van den Boogaard says that to him coping with the islamization of Europe is like “a process of mourning.” He is overwhelmed by a “feeling of sadness.” “I am not a warrior,” he says, “but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.” “

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Abducted, Raped, and Stabbed by Two Illegal Aliens

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General — posted by 3wire on 10/26/2006 @ 3:32 pm

This from our friend Britt:

“Two illegals abducted, raped, and carved-up the daughter of an old friend of mine. She was stabbed 15 times and left for dead. Someone told me they could just have as easily been American citizens; to that, I say, fact is they were two illegals, hypothetical’s aside. She has reported to Texas Tech to start her freshman year. She has massive scars many across her face. She has a large body cast which hold her arms up as both arms were basically totally cut from her body, only some skin and a little muscle held them on. I sat with her Grandmother the other day and the girl is determined not to let this define her future, she is 18 years old.”

So here are two questions. Is Britt a racist because he points out that these butchers are Mexican nationals in the country illegally? Am I a racist because I blogged his comments? I am guessing there are many who would say yes to both. They would be wrong.

Ubuntu

Filed under:General,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 10/23/2006 @ 1:34 pm

Ubuntu is a fairly new version of Linux, that is by far the most user friendly of any Linux version. For those who are novices and have no experience with Linux or are more technically savvy, I would suggest going to ubuntu.com and downloading the ubuntu .iso and burn the image to a CD. Ubuntu runs as a “live” CD, which meas that it will run the operating system from the CD and will not touch your harddrive or change anything on your system. If one decides that they like it one can install the OS right from the live CD. For some excellent tutorials try ubuntuclips.org.

DRM

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 10/19/2006 @ 10:14 pm

The Technology Liberation front has a very good post on the similarities between what we are witnessing in the fight against DRM and the stages of grief. If you are not aware of what DRM is and why it is bad check here.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/17/2006 @ 3:38 pm

“Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans. For more information, please visit us at www.iava.org.”

Promotional Video (8 min)

English Schoolgirl Arrested for Racisim

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General — posted by 3wire on 10/16/2006 @ 11:08 pm

From: The Daily Mail

Codie Stott: The 14-year-old schoolgirl was arrested for racism and spent three-and-a-half hours in police custody A teenage schoolgirl was arrested by police for racism after refusing to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English.

Codie Stott’s family claim she was forced to spend three-and-a-half hours in a police cell after she was reported by her teachers.

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North Korea: Unanimous UN Resolution

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 10/14/2006 @ 2:17 pm

Today the UN Security Council passed a unaninous resolution regarding North Korea. I don’t know how much faith I have in this, but it is a small step in the right direction.

Politics For Gamers

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Gaming,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 10/13/2006 @ 3:30 pm

The Entertainment Consumers Association is a new political action group designed to give gamers a voice in this new climate of video game legislation. Avid gamers everywhere should be jumping to join this organization where all thier voices can be gathered into one loud voice. Movie ratings are not governed by legislation and neither should video game ratings.

Paul Ray Smith – United States Army

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/6/2006 @ 12:38 am

From:Wikipedia

Army MOH “Paul Ray Smith (September 24, 1969April 4, 2003) was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving with B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith’s actions in Iraq were the most recent actions for which a Medal of Honor was awarded. He was also the first recipient of the Medal of Honor Flag.

Paul Ray Smith

…As the battle ended, Smith’s machine gun fell silent. His comrades found him slumped in the turret hatch. His armored vest was peppered with 13 bullet holes, the vest’s ceramic armor inserts, both front and back, cracked in numerous places. But the fatal shot, one of the last from the tower, had entered his neck and passed through the brain, killing SFC Smith.

…Sometime before the battle Smith had written, but not sent, an email to his parents. In it he wrote, “there are two ways to come home, stepping off the plane and being carried off the plane… it doesn’t matter how I come home, because I am prepared to give all that I am to insure that all my boys make it home.””

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Military Commisions Act of 2006

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 10/5/2006 @ 10:40 pm

If you haven’t figured it out by now I am someone who likes to take in as much data as possible before I make a decision about anything. I love raw data. So here again is some more raw data:

Military Commisions Act of 2006

This bill would put “alien unlawful combatants” through military type trials. This bill is not as long as most, so it should be no problem to read and form your own conclusions. Always be wary of people who will mis-quote or take phrases out of context to further their own agenda.

Less Lucas

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on @ 9:26 pm

From Variety:
George Lucas has decided to put less emphasis on producing big budget movies, and instead focus on television series and smaller pictures. He recently gave $175 million to the USC films school to help shine the light on film schools in general and urge more of his peers to do the same.

Increasing Muslim Violence In France

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on @ 8:42 pm

Many of Paris’s muslims are becoming increasingly violent toward police.

“We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more, it is an intifada, with stones and Molotov cocktails. You no longer see two or three youths confronting police, you see whole tower blocks emptying into the streets to set their ‘comrades’ free when they are arrested.”

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Ensemble Studio and the XBox 360

Filed under:Gaming — posted by 3wire on @ 11:03 am

From: Dallas Morning News
“For about a decade, Ensemble has been making some of the best-selling battlefield simulation games for the PC. But its next big game will be built solely for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console, rather than the PC.”

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace