"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, May 28, 2010

Links of the Day

Gary Coleman, Dead at 42The star died today of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 42. For me, he was the hilarious comedian on Different Strokes. For others he was the short guy suffering from nephritis that would pop up in the tabloids for some problem or other. All I know is he made me laugh for many years as a child and for that I alone I have nothing but fond memories of the guy. It’s a tragedy he died so young and lived a life so hard. R.I.P. Gary thanks for the laughter.

Woman Killed After Threatening a Census Worker
While not confirmed, I am betting this woman was an avid listener of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. It is the only way to explain why she pulled a gun on a census worker and later was dumb enough to wave it around at the police officers that came to investigate. Point guns at police plus refusal to put it down equals them defending themselves. The result is this woman lost her life because she didn't have the common sense to know when to back down or not listen to fools that claim to love the Constitution while attempting to thwart and endanger those carrying out its directive of a census every 10 years.

Internet Running out of IP Addresses
It seems the world is about 18 months away of running through the 4 billion IP addresses the IPv4 scheme allows for. A solution already exists, in the form of its replacement, IPv6, that allows for trillions of addresses but a majority of companies are not ready for that standard. The result will most likely be that companies seeking new addresses will be turned down until they update their equipment to handle the new protocol, something that will become a problem for smaller companies that may not necessarily be able to afford the added expense. At this point it really is too early to know exactly what will happen but for the average user not a whole lot.

Holmes 2, Superman Set Dates
Warner Bros. has made a few firm decisions on some of its franchises. It has announced that Sherlock Holmes 2 is set for a December 16th, 2011 release date with most of the key cast returning. The Flash is also on the verge of being greenlit while Superman has penciled in December 2012 for a release date with The Dark Knight's Chris Nolan producing.

Darth Vader Recording for TomTom
Amusing commercial that shows the difficulty in recording lines for the Star Wars TomTom device.

Stop Motion NES 8-Bit Montage
A creative video that uses household items like paper, desks, food and more to re-create classic NES games from the 80s like Contra, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros and more.

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