Archive for the ‘online’ Category

Chinese Gamer Dies after 3 Days of Nothing but gaming

September 18, 2007

There have been inconsistent reports that a mad gamer in China went on a 3 day online game streak and died right in the internet cafe.  Why?  I would guess it’s because he did nothing but game.  He probably died of dehydration, starvation and blindness or something.  I wonder why the cafe owner didn’t stop the guy from gaming 3 days straight.  Maybe this was some sort of messed up suicide.

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iTunes movie rentals

September 8, 2007

Astute Flickr community member, David Watanabe, spied several possible error messages from within the “Report A Problem” list in iTunes, all indicating movie rental capabilities.  What would this mean?  Movie rentals on iTunes that would mean you no longer have to go to the video store to rent videos you can stay in the comfort of your own home and watch the videos online!  Maybe they could even allow you to watch movies that are in theaters online.  It would be a great idea but it isn’t confirmed and I am unsure of the chances of it happening.

Viacom putting The Daily Show online for Free

September 8, 2007

This is a great move for Viacom they are putting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart online for free.  I expect it will have many ads but it is a step in the right direction.  Viacom must realize that TV and the internet will one day be one.  It is too bad the Colbert Report isn’t being put on the internet, or on YouTube.  Viacom needs to partner with YouTube and provide access to their tv series as long as they get 50% of the profit YouTube makes on them.  Although Viacom has it’s own media player it is choked full of ads and it just can’t beat YouTube.  By putting shows on a quality site like YouTube it shows that they are trying to move on to the internet.

Skype is back to normal

August 19, 2007

Thats right Skype the internet’s best VOIP provider is back online.  After being offline for  a while, the downtime may have been caused by a bug or vulnerability in the Skype software.  Google it for more.

Andrew Keen: The internet is worse than Nazi’s

August 18, 2007

A few says ago on the Stephen Colbert report Andrew Keen writer of the book called “The cult of Amateurs” accused the internet of being worse than Nazi’s because it ruins culture.  So am I going to believe that a communist regime that if it had succeeded would have whiped out all art on the face of this planet is worse than spreading art across the internet?  The thing is Nazi’s stole art and the internet spreads art, I mean whats the point of having art if not everyone can see it.  The future is the internet, the future is a society where everyone can have any information at the command of their keystrokes.

Why do people sign up for Myspace.

August 18, 2007

MySpace is popular because of peer pressure, people want to be cool and they think MySpace will do that.  If someone has 20 friends on MySpace chances are that they will join.  If someone has 20 friends on FaceBook then they are more likely to join FaceBook.  But after a while people get bored they have better things to do, maybe study or work, but occasionally they still log on to seem like they are there with everyone else.  Thats why people join online social networks like myspace.