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Not taking aim

July 18, 2010 1 comment

I was half way through the first in my series of big rants (aimed at journalism for those who care) when I was like “God, I really can’t be bothered”. I’m in a happy place now, so I don’t really want to be giving out unless I absolutely have to (unlike journalists :P).

Let’s talk about other things. Poor Apple. The whole iPhone 4 debacle hasn’t done them any favors. Which is such a shame. I think it’s a really nifty phone. Lots of snazzy features. And it looks well slick. I want one. Screw it, I’ll hold it with my right hand. I’m right handed anyways. Steve was right. Just hold it a different way.

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A second take on Avatar

April 27, 2010 1 comment

So I went to Avatar whenever the hell it came out. And I watched it and thought it was alright, not that visually stunning cause the 3D gave me a headache. I thought the story was good and enjoyable, much like Titanic is.

So I bought it at the weekend on Blu-Ray because it was on special offer. And I have to say, it was far more enjoyable mainly because it was easier to watch. If the 3-D version of the film was, to quote some eejit, “how James Cameron wanted me to see it” then poor Mr Cameron needs laser eye surgery. Or a seeing eye dog at the very least. Once again, this has reaffirmed my belief that 3-D is in fact a load of nonsense

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The Unholy Alliance

Bill and Steve

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Heavy Rain? Heavy Game!

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Good GOD! What a game! And I’m not even finished it! A bit I just recently played actually forced me to pause the game and say “There’s no morally right choice here! What do I do?!”. It really immerses you in to the game/story line. You ACTUALLY start to give a shit about the characters like you would in a TV series. You can’t save yourself either, its all autosave (be it very frequently). So if you fuck up, you can’t go back and try a different way! It’s fantastic!!!

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3-D! It’s almost like you can reach out and TOUCH the headache…

March 7, 2010 1 comment

So I went to see my second 3-D film last night, Alice in Wonderland, the first being Avatar). Now, when I came out of Avatar I had quite a bad headache and really didn’t think much of the 3-D effects. If anything I found them annoying, distracting and they really didn’t add a whole lot to the film. However, I was quite tired when I went to see it and put it down to pure tiredness. So I gave 3-D the benefit of the doubt and gave it another shot last night. Same result. It added absolutely feck all to the film, except when the March Hare is throwing cups around. I came out with a headache again and felt quite disorientated. It’s a fad. A nonsense, pointless technology that should have stayed in the 70’s.

The disorientation was also fueled by the general oddness of the film. It was very weird. Overall, it was good. But just good. Helena Bonham Carter was class. But that was all really

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Sure you could talk that in to coming down

In a move I can only describe as sheer brilliance, Channel 4 have brought their 4OD online service to youtube meaning you can get all your favorite shows without having to download their old crappy player and have an account. Embedding is disabled but here is a great episode of a great show

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The next advancement in toilet reading material

February 16, 2010 2 comments

I was extremely disappointed and let down when Apple unveiled the new iPad. It has no USB. It cannot multitask. Two monumental failures. It really is just a giant iPad Touch. Not even an iPhone, for one cannot make calls on it. If they were to correct these issues, I would consider getting one. Because it does look kind of cool and futuristic (what with it being the year 2010 and all). And 10 hours battery life is impressive. Hopefully they’ll iron these issues out for the next version.

I’m also curious to see how Chrome OS performs and works. Seven second boot time is pretty fast…

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