Fidel Castro appears to have his endorsement already set for U.S. President for 2008:
HAVANA (Reuters) – Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is tipping Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to team up and win the U.S. presidential election.
Clinton leads Obama in the race to be the Democratic nominee for the November 2008 election, and Castro said they would make a winning combination.
“The word today is that an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate,” he wrote in an editorial column on U.S. presidents published on Tuesday by Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma.
With friends like this, it should be obvious why this ticket is a bad idea.
Aug 17, 2007 Geek
This one’s been sitting in my blog drafts since May, just hadn’t written the article for it.
Ben Kuchera posts on Ars Technica’s “Opposable Thumbs” blog about how, on many fronts, but definitely cost, the more effective way to purchase games isn’t the new stuff, it’s the old stuff.
We know from sales numbers that the PlayStation 2 still sells in ridiculous numbers, and we hear about people buying older systems for the first time on a regular basis. Why not? The game library is huge, the price is low, and it’s easy to find out which games are good. $100 could buy you a six-pack and a PlayStation 3 game, or it could buy you a stack of PS2 or GameCube games.
The newest console system I have is a Sega Dreamcast; I also own a Nintendo 64. The last four PC games I’ve purchased are Max Payne ($10), Grand Theft Auto Vice City ($20), Grand Theft Auto San Andreas ($30), and Doom 3 ($20). Granted, my PC is too old to play the last two (they’re waiting on my shelf for my next computer… Mmmmm MacBook Pro….), but buying them now when they’ve gotten cheaper beats buying them new for $40-50 or more brand-new. Prices come down, and if you don’t have top-of-the-line hardware, it’s better to wait on games anyway. Then you’ll get the best playing experience for less money.
The only downside I have on this, on the console front, anyway, is that I can’t get games in stores anymore, as no one markets them, even used. eBay has become my new friend on this front.
Oh, and anyone who wants to come over and play GoldenEye on N64, lemme know.
Aug 13, 2007 Politics
…and the left of the blogosphere starts singing Hallelujah in 3… 2… 1…
Aug 10, 2007 Politics
As sometimes happens, I don’t always get a chance to formulate exactly how I’d want to address a topic on my blog before someone else (in this case, Rochester’s Bob Lonsberry) says it for me, this time on man-made global warming:
I’m a free American, and that’s the thing that drives these global warming [tyrants] absolutely nuts. They can’t stand the notion that Americans — and our economy — are free and beyond the reach of their control.
The problem is, we’re not going to stay that way for long. Not if the global warming Chicken Littles have their way. If they are successful in buffaloing enough politicians and people, they will impose — in the name of fighting climate change — dramatic limits on American liberty that you’d think we wouldn’t surrender without a fight. Our own personal mobility, our transportation structure, the affordability and quality of our lives, it’s all on the line as big-government high priests of global warming slit our throats.
But I refuse to be intimidated. They might take me down, they might take a lot of us down, but the truth remains the truth.
And that is: Man is not causing climate change.
Read the whole thing.