There was my column right in front of my eyes.First of all, our country is like a company. All the citizens are both the customers and the shareholders, the government employees are the various administrative departments, the MPs are our proxy votes and the cabinet is the board of directors. Could I go as far as to say the Senators are the shareholders’ auditors? Well, maybe not.This Petri dish known as Parliament is definitely a fine example of how not to run a company.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to upgrade my Moveable Type.Posted: 2007/09/12 at 10:05 AMThere is undoubtedly room for Google perpetual innovation on the computers of many end users and enterprises. Some will hold back. For example, my wife tried GMail and still prefers Yahoo Mail.
However Civil War examines its characters in great depth and critiques their ideologies. Infinity War says nothing about Thanos worldview except that people don like it. The film seems to make no attempt to critique or examine that ideology: the film simply does not have the time to do so, since it is so overstuffed with plot and “epic moments”..
Thomas was hit with a wave of confusion, blistered with panic. The voices were odd, tinged with echo; some of the words were completely foreign others felt familiar. He willed his eyes to adjust as he squinted toward the light and those speaking. He didn’t launch into the typical tech marketing spiel about “paradigm shifting technology” or “market leading platforms.” He said flatly that Pure Digital’s success is based simply on, well, simplicity. The company’s design focus is only partly on the workings of the hardware most of its efforts go into making the software and supporting services easy to use.Keeping things simple sounds easy and it’s something just about every tech company pays lip service to, yet few actually pull it off. They often start with good intentions, but the products end up being so complicated that most of their features are useless, like a VCR clock that’s always blinking 12:00 because it’s too much of a hassle to set.With a Flip, press a button and point the camera, and you’re recording.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileVancouver based Rockstar Games is no stranger to controversy (see links here and here), so it should come as no surprise that its latest offering, Manhunt 2, has sparked outrage.Well, perhaps “outrage” is overstating things. But British censors have banned it, the first time to country has outlawed a video game since its temporary injunction against 1997’s Carmageddon, a game in which players racked up points for driving over pedestrians.Manhunt 2 follows the escape of an amnesiac scientist and a psychotic killer from an asylum, a story which quickly evolves into a killing spree. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) rejected the game after finding it “constantly encourages visceral killing.”Rockstar responded to game website”We respect those who have different opinions about the horror genre and video games as a whole, but we hope they will also consider the opinions of the adult gamers for whom this product is intended,” they said in a statement.Film censors in Ireland have announced they too will ban the game.The original Manhunt wasn’t too popular either, in the UK or Australia.The game is scheduled for a July 10 release on Nintendo Co.’s Wii and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 2 consoles.Posted: 2007/06/21 at 6:36 PMWhy is it that we have to make a federal case out of everything? If more parents would just take the time to read the rating on the cover of the video game, like I’m sure many of them do with movies, there wouldn’t even be this problem.Every time censorship in video games comes up I state the same opinion I’ve always had.