Noisecast Roundup 10-12-2011: Oh Hell, Who Let Vitto Touch The Controls? Edition

Yeah, that’s right boys and girls. I’m throwing Papa Agrippa an assist tonight. It’s not my usual fare with bitching and pissing and moaning about stuff, but I managed to get some of that in as well. So let’s get down to it.

Dude, Your TV Looks a Little Melty

Sony makes some decent HDTVs if you’re looking for a nice picture at a low price. Unfortunately, they also make good fireplaces when they get so hot that they start melting. So by saving money on your TV, you could potentially also save money on your heating bill. That sounds like a win-win to me. Luckily for the Japanese, only about 189k of them were purchased in Japan, meaning the other 1.4 million+ were sold in the US and Europe. Come on guys, when the people that make the TVs don’t want to buy the TVs, you should take that as a hint.

Since We’re Talking About Sony…

Guess what? Sony managed to figure out where all of their vulnerabilities were and they had them patched up.
No, not really. They’ve been compromised. Again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me (how many times is this?), I’m a fucking idiot. That was for anyone and everyone that trusts Sony with any sort of private information these days. This time it wasn’t just PSN or SOE. It was both at the same time. The only thing left is for the hackers to jump into your game and put in the cheat codes for you while you’re playing. Hopefully this causes Sony to take down their network for another 40 days. Why? Because I’m a greedy bastard, that’s why. I don’t use their network at all, but I sure do love free games as a way of apologizing when said network goes down.

The 2 Guys That Sold The iPhone 4 Are Finally Done

Their court case has finally wrapped up and they’ve been ordered to pay Apple a grand total of $250. Wait, that’s it? Oh, a year of probation and 40 hours of community service. Oh, come on, that’s it?? Granted it’s not a whole lot of money when you stretch it out over the 40 hours of community service plus the time they had to spend in court, plus all of the time meeting with their probation officer, but it still seems that they got off light.

BGR Says To Expect A New iPad Mini

First item of business: The iPad mini already exists, only they call it the iPod touch. Secondly, you clowns are the same ones that predicted a unibody iPhone 5 and a low-cost iPhone 4S would be released at the same time. Please forgive me if I’m not shitting myself with excitement over your latest bit of pulled-it-out-of-my-ass “news”.

Shit Like This, Hollywood

Movies like this are the reason I don’t buy into the argument that illegal downloads are killing the movie industry. If that were the case, they wouldn’t keep churning out shit like this, the new Mission: Impossible, or Real Steel. Spending millions of dollars to make shitty movies that no one wants to pay for is killing Hollywood. Fucking cut it out.

Pretty Soon We Might Be Able To Add “Banking” To The List of Kinect Software Capabilities

No. No, no, no, no FUCK no. I had to sit behind some Honda hybrid-driving dipshit for almost 10 minutes this morning while I waited for him to figure out how to make a withdrawal (does anyone else think that word looks strange? withdrawal? No? Just me? Right-o) from the drive up ATM. And that one just has a touch screen with big-ass buttons on it and HUGE letters so that you know exactly what you’re looking at. Gesture-based banking just seems like an accidental account closure waiting to happen.

Samsung Decides to Sell The Galaxy S II for II Dollars

Okay, now that I got that out of my system –
This is a pretty slick move by Samsung. The Galaxy S II is a really nice piece of hardware, and with ICS coming soon it’s just going to get better. Selling the GS2 for such a low price (even if it is only to the first 10 people each day) might not sway the Apple Faithful, but for that guy that just really wants some sexy tech in his pocket it will be hard to pass up the chance for a $2 Samsung. Or maybe he could buy one, sell it, and then use the money to effectively lower the cost of a new iPhone 4S. Either way, it’s clever and I dig it.

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