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Apple Stores have no gift registries. Bummer. {}

Jan 5th 2010 12:14PM Traditionally the wedding registry was to set up the new couple with everything they'll need in their new life/house together. Obviously that's changed a bit with people getting married later, living together before marriage and generally having a lot of things.

However, if I saw a wedding list with consumer electronics on it I would find it insanely tacky. The point of wedding gifts is to get things you need, not fulfill your electronics wish-list. That's what Christmas is for.

The Queue: Noblegarden free! {WoW}

Apr 27th 2009 6:43PM I got 6 at once on my main after killing Eregos in Heroic Oculus:

The Oculus
Heroic: The Oculus
Ruby Void
Northrend Dungeonmaster
Northrend Dungeon Hero
Champion of the Frozen Wastes

Had we done a 5 Amber strat and killed him 20 minutes after the first guy I could have also gotten:

Ruby Void
Make it Count

Breakfast Topic: Six word stories about World of Warcraft {WoW}

Mar 7th 2009 8:51AM Original articles? Never for Mike Schramm.

Ask a Lore Nerd: All about dragons {WoW}

Dec 31st 2008 5:39PM Thanks for the lore surrounding Sartharion, I had been wondering and now I know!

I have a similar question - Is there any lore at all surrounding Archavon, or is he just there for loot? More generally is there any real lore behind Wintergrasp or is it just there for Horde and Alliance to beat the crap out of each other?

30 years of Apple in three minutes {}

Dec 16th 2008 12:33PM Yeah, I didn't see a Titanium Powerbook either, went back and checked and sure enough where it should be in the timeline is an Aluminum one ... repeated again later.

Olympus and Panasonic launch Micro Four Thirds, compact "DSLRs" will be yours {Engadget}

Aug 5th 2008 8:11AM Calling this system "DSLR" even with quotes is very misleading - SLR refers to any camera with a reflex mirror that reflects the light into a pentaprism or pentamirror so the viewfinder's view will be coming through the lens. This system explicitly gets rid of this mirror and this is not an SLR of any kind.

I imagine, however, that Olympus and Panasonic want the public to think of this as closer to an SLR than anything else. It's a good business strategy. While a lot of people who do buy DLSRs do so for all the features of the camera (faster shutter, no lag, no parallax, clearer viewfinder) there are probably equally as many people with too much disposable income who buy DLSRs simply to have 'something professional and cool.'

These people don't know or care about the full features of their camera, take the guy I saw two weeks ago taking hundreds of pictures in and of Bath Abbey with a Canon 40D, hands outstretched using LiveView for every picture. I can only assume he had this camera because he thought it made him look more professional, unknowing that his use of it betrayed his utterly amateur status. But these people exist, and Panasonic and Olympus have realized that if they create cameras that have interchangeable lenses but not reflex mirror they can tap into a large market of people who wish they too could look 'professional' but don't have enough money to buy an actual DSLR.

In reality these people don't need this new Micro 4/3 format. For the actual pictures they're taking, arms outstretched towards various tourist attractions they'd be served just fine by a top-end digital point and shoot. Anyone who actually *required* the lens interchangeability would also probably understand the benefits of a reflex mirror and would get a real DSLR. What this new format does is play to a certain aspiring mindset and create a probably unneeded but potentially lucrative new level of digital camera.

Nokia E90 meets maker courtesy of 12 gauge shotgun {Engadget}

Dec 28th 2007 8:27AM I'm with you, how they heck do you miss something like that with a shotgun!?

Robotic cockroaches influence, exploit living clans {Engadget}

Nov 16th 2007 12:06PM Seven of nine was not a robot. WTF. Cyborg != robot.