Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cop eats pot, discovers slowness of time, calls 911

Steve and Bill play nice


Surprisingly good-natured and funny, computer greats Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft were joint-interviewed last night onstage at "D," the Wall Street Journal's technology conference. Fascinating stuff… I tend to forget how intertwined their histories are.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Brandon Flowers likes fags

Brandon Flowers of the Killers
Shyeah, I wish! I read this on Virgin Radio's site today. I know, I know, it's British slang, but it still made me chuckle.

“Despite being a Mormon, Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers, admits to having the odd cheeky drink and a fag now and then.”


Where do I sign up?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My New HDTV Is Here

Amazon.com is the best. I order the Samsung LN-T4665F (their 2007-model LCD 46" 1080p HDTV), and it came today! The TV itself is breathtaking. After calibrating it using settings from AVSForum.com, I watched Planet Earth and Superman Returns on HD-DVD. This TV's quality is simply jaw-dropping. Can one be in love with a gadget?

UPDATE: I popped in The Incredibles on DVD. The upscaling quality was impressive, but there were some "HDMI handshaking" issues. Once, I got a green-blotchy screen, which lasted for maybe a tenth of a second. But then, at around 9 minutes in, I got a screen of white static and white noise. A power-cycle of the TV fixed that, but still, grrr. Judging from chatter on the message boards, Samsung is good with both firmware and hardware updates, so hopefully this issue will be addressed soon.