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Is my iPhone making me dumber? {}

May 12th 2010 10:35PM The phone number thing really shook me to my bones. When I was a child, I had probably 20 phone numbers memorized. Now, if I were without my phone (any phone since the day I got my first celly) and I was hurt in a accident, I would be unable to tell them how to contact any loved ones. If my celly didn't survive the accident, I would have no clue as to how to answer the question: "Is there anyone we should call?"

AT&T not happy with Verizon ads: 'There's a lawsuit for that' {}

Nov 6th 2009 11:24PM ATT just recently (and I mean REALLY recently) added 850 MHz coverage to their 3g network here in Denver. First it was 3G coverage outside my place of work (which is in a geographic bowl), then, earlier this week, I am getting full 3G coverage at my desk - I had almost nothing there before. They are trying, at least (and don't call me "fanboi" - I am an ex Sprint/Nextel employee, and I was happy with their coverage - just not the company or choice of phones.)

Eisner blames Jobs, and Radiohead cleans up {}

Nov 8th 2007 3:07AM I agree with #14. What the heck does this model of selling music have to do with the Writers Guild strike?

For the most part, the writers of TV shows and movies only make money if their writing is used to produce a show. If no one buys their scripts, they make no money at all.

So, when their work is used to produce a show/movie, and that show/movie gets distributed in an on-line format, they should get paid their residuals.

This is completely different than the Radiohead model. Radiohead took control of the both the writing and performance, and decided how they wanted to sell it. The TV/movie writers don't have that option, since they don't have the ability to produce their scripts on their own.

Mr. Schramm, if you don't like the writers strike, say so. Don't try to murk the issue to us readers by saying that the writers should take a page from Radiohead.

Stephen Fry on the iPhone and digital life {}

Oct 30th 2007 10:15PM Oh, and also don't forget the classic episode of "The Young Ones" where the boys go on a college trivia game show. Stephen played "Lord Snot" from the rival team, Hugh Laurie played "Lord Monty" and Emma Thompson (yes, that one) played "Miss Money Sterling". I laugh and laugh every time I see that episode.

Stephen Fry on the iPhone and digital life {}

Oct 30th 2007 10:09PM And for you "V for Vendetta" fans, Stephen was the character Deitrich.

The9 changes WoW in China to appease censors {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2007 8:08PM Playing Devil's Advocate here, but it may be cultural, not political.

This is off the top of my head (no time for research), but I believe that the Chinese revere their dead. I don't believe that they have the concept of the "living dead", zombies, or anything like that. It may be an affront to many to think in those terms.

Anyone who knows better, please correct me.

What's in an obscene name? {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2007 2:48PM My Druid's name, Bouchedag, had to be changed. Too bad too, because I got a lot of great comments on that one.

Lee Jones Statement from PokerStars {Card Squad}

Oct 2nd 2006 4:45PM Wil,

Just a thought here...

For us players who play in your tourney (and pretty much only play in your tourney) maybe you can drop the buy-in down a bit until alternative fundings come about. I need to reload after payday, but am afraid to. Others in the same boat??? As it stands I can play another 3 WWdN tourneys before I am done.

Just a thought!

-----And may the cat killer Frist get his cumuppance soon-----


Final Table Pay-Per-View? {Card Squad}

Jun 13th 2006 9:04PM How about they just not make it a pay-per-view? I'd rather spend my $24.95 playing poker than watching that final table. What a stupid idea.

WWdN Tourney News {Card Squad}

Apr 18th 2006 4:43PM Actually, I'm surprised you took so long to bring up a heads up challenge, since you are unstoppable in them. I like the idea.

Also, I suppose I could donate even more of my bankroll to someone else's winnings every once in a while.