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  • Finster’s Spam

    Posted on March 17th, 2006 Finster No comments

    Just going over some of my recent spam emails…

    This one is titled Re: Pharablmacy News. Now, even if I did send an email about Pharmacy News that this “bartomeu demasi” could reply to, I’m pretty sure I know how to spell “pharmacy”.


    The Ultimate Online Pharmaceutical: Vliwagra

    If you’re going to go to the trouble to spell “pharmaceutical” correctly, Viagra shouldn’t be THAT hard. I mean, come on, do you really think I’ll be more likely to read an email about “Vliwagra”?

    Hey how r u

    If my friend sent me an email with THAT in the subject, I would no longer allow them to be my friend.

    My good friend “zavier” sent this one: You blase of being undersized. I am.

    Uh… sounds like a personal problem, buddy.

    Well, join us next time, when I explore the intricacies of SAD TO HAVE SHORT BIGGER 2″ NOW AT NEW LOW. Yes… new low, indeed.

  • Revolution vs. PS3… or not

    Posted on March 17th, 2006 Finster No comments

    So, I noticed an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto (master of all things Nintendo) at The Guardian’s Games blog.

    There were a few questions about the DS and online gaming, but what struck me was this:

    Do you have any comments on the PlayStation 3 announcement?
    Any announcement about PS3 will affect Nintendo. But we don’t see it as a competition between the two consoles, although the customers always do. It depends on what expectations people have of the PS3 and Revolution. Sony has taken a long time to create their machine but it is obvious that the direction we (Nintendo) are taking is different to the PS3.

    I don’t always understand Miyamoto’s direction, but this I get. And I get it because of my expectations of what the PS3 and Revolution will be. From Sony, I expect a no-holds-barred media device that will play everything but the kitchen sink. I expect another Playstation and everything that being another Playstation implies. Good JRPG’s and seemingly endless shovelware as far as the eye can see. From Nintendo, my expectations are a bit higher. I expect a device that isn’t necessarily the highest-end hardware, but will have some really great games. In essence, I expect to have a DS-like console that sits at home. There will be strange interfaces, but really great games.

    I don’t see myself ever buying a PS3. I didn’t buy a PS2 until I had the opportunity to do so for $50. It’s just not worth much more than that to me. If someone handed me a free PS3, I wouldn’t turn them away… I mean, come on. Ebay FTW. The Revolution, OTOH, I can see myself buying. So, for me, Miyamoto is right. There is no competition between Sony and Nintendo in my home. Sony’s device doesn’t appeal to gamers like me. (All 2 of them.)

  • Running low on HP?

    Posted on March 8th, 2006 admin 1 comment

    Suntory just might have the thing for you, but they might not. Late last month, at a concert of Final Fantasy music composer Nobuo Uematsu’s works, they gave out samplings of this much anticipated drink. Reaction has been mixed at best.

    I can’t say anything else but this, if the Japanese, masters of politeness even when they don’t want to be, are talking about it like this… it might just be as awful as Mr. Space Apple, the last of my links there seems to say. Be sure to scroll down on that second link too, or you’ll miss his reaction.

    But who knows, maybe it’ll taste better to the American palate. Or maybe people will be more willing to drink it anyways because it’s Luminescent Blue. I’ll let you know when I get my hands on one.