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Invest in 1984

14 Aug 2007 by ShogZ

There's an interesting blog article on Reuters about the share prices of a US based company providing civilian monitoring software to the Chinese government.

'Value neutral stock investment' is also an interesting term, which I think stands for amoral money making. Cool.

Fine Day for a Hunt

13 Aug 2007 by ShogZ

I'm sorry but any material that shows artistrocrat children hunting chav's on horseback with shotguns and dogs is seriously funny.

 Adding a dower BBC commentary is even funnier, you can watch it here.

This video is funny and well worth keeping, if anyone has a full version please get in touch.

In all honesty, it serves several purposes, encouraging the hunt for chavs, showing that the upper class are indeed useful for something and adding weight to the argument that the hunt should not be banned, merely moved from greenfield sites to council housing developments.

In all honesty, it couldnt be more timely. After seeing that yet another innocant man was killed by a pack of feral chavs for defending his own property, enough is enough.

Chavs are killing the English language, ruining the UKs reputation, sponging off our taxes, destroying the fashion industry, damaging property and now they're just straight up killing people.

I hate them more every day.

Even the BBC...

10 Aug 2007 by ShogZ

Is at it.

Although once the sole reserve of 14/f/tx homepages, myspace and certain webrings, the hacks at the BBC have finally put pictures of cats on their website.

Inevitably even the last bastions of real news and culture will fall to the tide of shitty spinning gifs and cat pictures.

Jesus saves, Wall Mart sells

30 Jul 2007 by ShogZ

It appears a line of faith-based action figures is about to be launched in the US in all mainstream stores of the Wal Mart chain (For a european reader the comparison is one of Tesco or Asda, Asda's best as Wal Mart actually own them).

The toys will compete with spiderman and dolls etc. in order to promote 'religious learning'. So let me get this straight, we can't sell Manhunt to kids, but we can get them to buy life like representation of dolls that slew heathens and had other 'adventures'. Interesting...

We invented Dynamic Lighting

30 Jul 2007 by ShogZ

This article on Reuters talks about the growth of the Eastern European games development market. It's actually an interesting article on the development of mobile products an other such intrigues.

My favourite part however is the spokesman for EA Romania claiming that they invented Dynamic Lighting:

"...We invented the technology, it's called 'dynamic lighting' said Mihai Pohontu, general manager of Romania's mobile phone branch of Electronic Arts Inc, the world's biggest video game publisher..."

I'm sure several hunred thousand other developers in the US and elsewhere, from since...lets say Doom, or Quake would probably disagree. Still let's not go bursting the economic bubble eh?