My Janurary

Hi. Yes, I’m alive. Happy New Year, one month late. I like 2013 so far. Much more peaceful than 2012. Oh, sure, the Fench went after extremists in Mali, and there was yet another shooting–honestly, it’s starting to get ridiculous–but that’s about it so far.

My gaming blog is doing well. Found a couple games, one back in November, the other this month:

*Kerbal Space Program: Basically, NASA Tycoon. You build rockets and fly them. It’s still in development, and they plan to have money, resources and all sorts of other stuff by the end. It costs exactly $23 right now, a price which will rise once per major update, so the sooner you get it, the more value in the long run. Here: https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

*Democracy 2: A political simulator where you try to win reelection as the prime minister or president of either one of the fictional countries or the USA. Not for everyone, but political buffs like myself will probably enjoy. It costs a little less than $20. Here: http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/

Also found another blog called “Wrong Universe”. The writer can be a little bitter sometimes, but he’s lonely. He could probably use the views: http://sorrywv.wordpress.com/

Finally, mom just told me that some lady in Detroit has an addiction to her cats fur. As in, she actually licks her cat. My god, my god, why have you forsaken America?

Signing out for now.

 

Advertisements

Why Pawn Shops Suck

If you’ve watched Pawn Stars, you can probably figure out what a pawn shop is. In case you don’t know, they are basically places were you take old stuff and try to sell it to swindling jerks. There are two basic facts about this:

1.Pawn Stars sucks (search your feelings, you know it to be true).

2.Pawn shops will try to rip you off any way they can.

But here’s the thing: people go there knowing this, but they think, “hey, it’s still money in my pocket.” Guess what, bub. It’s not. You are actually LOSING money when you sell stuff to a pawn shop.

Think about it. What is the total sum of every single thing you own called? Your net worth. Do you own this valuable old thing? I hope so. Is it part of your net worth? Obviously.

So is this coming off your net worth?

What do you think, bub?

Some people go in there to buy stuff. Well, if they ripped the seller off, don’t you think they’re going to rip the buyer off, too?

People, if you have something old and valuable to sell, just use Ebay or a garage sale. If you want to buy old stuff, go to an antique shop or someone else’s garage sale. Believe me, it’s way better.

World Scheduled to Run Out Of Bandwidth by 2014

http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/spectrum-crunch

Like I needed doom-and-gloom in my day.

No bandwidth means no internet. Simple as that. We need a solution, and fast. Unfortunately, all the ideas right now are just theoretical. Either that, or just plain authoritarian and short-term. I don’t really know what to do, but I need my internet. What do you, my few readers, think we should do?

This looks appealing right now…

Roominate-or “Capitalism Working”

Yesterday, my mom found this:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/369073015/roominate-make-it-yours

For those too lazy too click the link:

Apparently, only 15% of female first-year college students intend to major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). (and yes, I copy-pasted that) Somebody made the theory that this is because girls toys are predominantly based on dolls and princesses. (it took them, like, what, 10 years to figure this out?) So, they came up with “Roominate”, a new girls toy that makes the girl “an artist, an engineer, an architect, and a visionary”.

No, this is not prebuilt.

It works like this: you give your daughter the toy. And then, they build their own, customizable, miniature rooms. With electronics. Not kidding.

Now, this is were the American way really kicks in. You see, the people who came up with this already have some working prototypes. So, they gave it to Kickstarter, who is probably going to bid it at a few auctions, sell it to Hasbro and Mattel,  and let capitalism do the rest. They’ve already raised $85,964 and counting from “pledges” were you donate and receive a couple thousand kits for your company to sell.

Basically, capitalism working exactly the way it should.

Now, this is how capitalism should work. This is exactly the kind of innovation that capitalists talk about. Why doesn’t it always work out like this? It should.

Follow Roominate!

2022 Predictions

1. Star Wars: The Old Republic will go free–to–play.

WoW did it. Lego Universe did it(FAST). Star Wars is probably going to do it at some point Not for at least 10 years–but it will happen.

2.The Winter Olympics will be held in Moscow.

Russia is ready for another Olympics, and has been for several years now. 2022 goes to Moscow.

3.Civilization VI will release.

Civ6 is waiting to happen, but I gave some slack time because Civ4 got at least 5 years of play.

4.North Korea will be democratic.

I know, I know, big sweeping change. But now that Kim–Jong Il is dead, It’s coming.

5.I will be voting donkey.

Come on, I’m liberal.