29 April 2009

Swine Flu Reporting: a study in untightness

I could go on and on about how untight cable news is 96 percent of the time. But this morning MSNBC won the award for the day.
In the middle of reporting the first death in the United States from the dreaded pig pox* - the anchor stops and says:
"Wait we are now getting an update, the child that died was actually Mexican."

Oh, ok - crisis averted.

* hand hits forehead *


(*Miss Piggy does not have the swine flu ... pig pox or any sort of farm animal virus because she is a puppet)

21 April 2009

The biggest con ever pulled on the American public

Ok Texas Instruments, I'm calling you out! I speak on behalf of upper level math students everywhere when I say your evil graphing calculator empire must come to an end. Nerd cash is much better spent on massively multiplayer online games and weird Japanese tentacle porn.

Jesus Christ, the TI-83+graphing calculator has been over $90 bucks for like over a fucking DECADE. It's technology from 1985. No sound, no color, no 3D modeling, no Wifi, no bluetooth, no IR send/receive. The screen's resolution is no higher than a freaking Etch-a-sketch. Considering Moore's law, this piece of shit should cost about $5. TI you need to Tighten.