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Live from the Macworld 2009 keynote (Engadget)

Jan 6th 2009 12:38PM just got hacked in the middle of their newsfeed.

When will we be able to see the first season of Life again? (AOL TV)

Jun 11th 2008 11:53AM How about instead of a rerun of the first season of 'Life', NBC wakes up and realizes that a new season of 'Journeyman' instead would be a better idea?

I do feel sorry for fans of 'Life', however, since the new timeslot virtually guarantees that the show won't live out the season - enjoy it while you can.

2008 Olympics not on TV? (AOL TV)

Jun 11th 2008 10:14AM Countdown to the obligatory "The U.S. is just as bad" comment begins now


Forum post of the day: Dreadful DPS declarations (WoW)

Mar 18th 2008 1:55PM I was trying to fill up a pug for gnomer about a week ago, when our fifth spot was filled with a lvl 32 warlock. When I asked that he bring out the imp for the +sta buff, he told me that the succy did more damage. After a bit of back and forth, he finally brought it out. Nobody in the group was getting the blood pact buff, and his imp died every time for the next 5 pulls. I finally asked him why he didn't have phase shift and blood pact turned on. He responded that he didn't have those in his spell book. When I told him to look on his pet bar, he said that they weren't there.

After him telling me that I need to "learn about locks" (despite the fact that my main is a kara-raiding lock) and that he wasn't high enough to train blood pact yet, I finally figured it out.

"You have been to the demon trainer, right?"
"What's that?"

It was at this point that I looked at the damage meter, and seeing the lock in a solid 5th place behind the healer, I decided to cut my losses and hearthstone out.

Apple increases iPhone, iPod touch storage capacity (

Feb 5th 2008 9:11AM If I upgrade from a 4 gig iPhone to the 16 gig, do I have to sign a new contract with AT&T? If so, it's a nonstarter for me.

Breakfast Topic: If you could change one thing... (WoW)

Dec 27th 2007 8:25AM Fix warlock high end pets - I'd actually make the Infernal useful. All you'd really have to do is remove the requirement to re-enslave every five minutes. Put the summon on a one hour duration, with a one hour cooldown.

BioShock patch, free DLC due next week (Joystiq)

Nov 30th 2007 9:01PM Any word on whether or not this will fix the messed up widescreen support in the PC version? They mentioned right after release during the media crapstorm that they'd be fixing it soon. It's been more than three months, and no patch or fix. Ho hum.

I made it about halfway through the game, but I've held off finishing it until they release a game that's not broken. I know that people could say I'm only punishing myself, and they may be right, but I've had a bunch of other wonderful gaming distractions in the interim, and I'm happy to wait.

Of course, this also means I won't ever be buying a 2K PC (or perhaps even XBox) title on launch day again - I refuse to put money into a game that is essentially broken on my PC, especially when the fix is basically ten lines of code to modify the POV value.

Oh, well.

TV production halts as showrunners refuse to cross WGA picket lines (AOL TV)

Nov 7th 2007 1:27PM I work for an enterprise software company. I am an architect and head engineer on a product that my company regularly sells for millions of dollars. I am paid very well for my efforts. I do not receive, nor ask for, royalties on the sales of the product. Myself, nor any of my peers, feel we have any sort of moral obligation to that money. In fact, if we stood up en masse and asked for it, we'd most likely be fired on the spot and replaced.

Why, again, is this any different from what the hollywood writers are doing? They produce a product that their employers turn around and make lots of money with. If I was a studio executive, I'd immediately fire every single writer that works for me, and offer slightly more money to any non-union writer that wished to work for me.

Unions are counterproductive and damaging to any industry that they touch.

Gmail gets IMAP (Download Squad)

Oct 23rd 2007 11:28PM Nooooo!

Who do I email/beg/bribe to get this enabled for my gmail account? I've been waiting for gmail IMAP for years!