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MobileMe now live, ready for you {Engadget}

Jul 10th 2008 10:21AM According to the current update on the status as of 10:20 am EDT:

MobileMe Launch 7/9/2008, started at 8pm PT All services except the web apps on have been restored, including the following: Mail, iChat, iDisk, Sync, Back to My Mac, and all published pages, including Galleries and iWeb sites. The web apps on will be available as soon as possible. As part of the MobileMe launch, has been taken offline at 8pm PT on Wednesday, July 9th.

So the services are running--but the web apps are not.

Ask WoW Insider: What does an ex-GL do? {WoW}

Jul 7th 2008 11:07AM Sure, there'd be guilds. Guilds running Kara. Guilds still wiping on High King pulls. Guilds also wiping repeatedly on Lurker. That type of thing just isn't going to be fun for someone who has had all that content on farm.

Ask WoW Insider: What does an ex-GL do? {WoW}

Jul 7th 2008 11:03AM I know *exactly* where the OP is coming from being that my main is a T5 or better MT who has seen not one but 3 guilds crumble under the exact same conditions (though it was actually wipes on Hydross that were our undoing--even though we could handle lurker, tidewalker, and fathom lord quickly and easily after that). I also have a 70 hunter alt that is in no way really prepared for end-game rading.

My solution has been to "quit" until Wrath releases--and by quit, I mean quit doing anything with my level 70 toons. As Rossi does an excellent job above of pointing out, most raiding guilds have their tanking situation fairly well sorted out (if they didn't, they wouldn't be doing much raiding). So trying to find a home for my warrior during this time is a fairly useless endeavor. I can't stand the thought of running Kara 300 more times to get the hunter into a state where I could even consider taking him to T-5 and above content also seems like a lost cause--by the time I'm ready to go, Wrath will be out.

So I'm playing several alts and experiencing other parts of the game that I haven't look at in years--playing a shaman (36) and a rogue (30) alternately and just having some fun mostly screwing around. It's been a lot of fun just playing to play and not having a "purpose" for everything I'm doing in game.

Take some time away from game as well, get casual about it, and let your mind recharge to get ready for Wrath's release.

MMO Champion reveals in game footage of Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury {WoW}

Apr 10th 2008 11:17PM Reminds me of Taulmaril the Heartseeker - Catti-Brie's bow from the "Drizzt" series of books. It was always described as a bow with an unlimited supply of arrows that when fired shot as glowing blue sparkling energy.

Very cool--very freaking cool. :)

Windows 7 to arrive next year, says Bill Gates {Engadget}

Apr 4th 2008 4:23PM Actually, as memory serves, it wasn't until Vista came out and was so horrible that anyone thought XP was any good.

Is Apple pushing Safari 3.1 on Windows users? {}

Mar 21st 2008 10:35AM @alpayerturkmen


Please, this is not 1996 script-kiddie land--the plural of virus is "viruses."

That said--I'll call this "taking Microsoft on their own terms." If MS can bundle their browser with their OS, Apple can bundle Safari with iTunes.

You may not like it, but they're only using the same strategy MS used to make IE so ubiquitous in the first place.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Where are the warriors? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2008 1:59PM DPS and tanking? It's a druid!

Sorry--fixed that. :)

Personal ratings required for S3 gear in Season 4 {WoW}

Mar 5th 2008 1:41PM I argued against the concept of "welfare" epics for a while--until I got an alt to 70 and wanted to get some new gear for him without spending another set of countless hours in Kara to move up the ladder.

Instead, I spend 30 minutes, once a week--and win or lose, I've already started to collect epic gear better than what I could have obtained in Kara spending hours in game.

So yes, to say they are "welfare epics" is an entirely accurate description.

Opening the Time Capsule {Engadget}

Feb 29th 2008 12:27PM I was a little confused by this remark as well--and the fact that they compare its size not with the current generation airport extreme but with the previous generation airport express.

Opening the Time Capsule {Engadget}

Feb 29th 2008 12:26PM @Joe,

The average user will be connecting this to a DSL / Cable modem that is either:

a) New in the box and includes the CAT5
b) Already connected directly to one of their computers via a CAT5 cable.

Moreover, CAT5 is not required for operation of the device. If you are setting it up with no internet uplink, it will still serve its primary function of providing wireless network connectivity with access to a NAS.

I'm all for companies including the necessary cables for operation; but I just can't see a scenario where you'd need a CAT5 cable in the box here.