Monday, June 30, 2008

All is not well in iPhone Heaven

After more than a year of waiting, it was finally announced by Rogers that they would be bringing the iPhone to Canada.  All appeared to be well with this announcement, as many people were excited to finally be able to get the iPhone in Canada.  But then, something went horribly wrong as the rate plans for this device were announced. (For anyone interested, here is the link to see what the rates are in your area of Canada.)

Although the rates are the same as those of AT&T, we Canadians will receive less talk time.  According to Fortune, we Canadians will receive "... third less calling time, half as many text messages, and puts a 750 MB cap on 3G data usage — with steep fees for users who go over their monthly limit.

This inequality that we Canadians have with our American counterparts has not been taken lightly by us Canadians, and has lead to an online petition that has gained a lot of attention from mainstream media. (renamed from (pardon the french)) launched its online petition to convince Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple Inc.) to renegotiate Apple's contract with Rogers/Fido, by sending him an Open letter on July 11th, the day that the new iPhone releases.

Whether Steve Jobs will listen to this petition, I'm not to confident about it.  But I guess its worth a shot.  If on day 1, a lot of people run out and buy an iPhone at the high rates, I'm pretty certain we can kiss this petition good bye.  But if the reception is lukewarm for the iPhone, he might be more than welcome to listening to consumers. But in any case, if you would like to try and help out, just click on the image below and add your name to the petition, as I will add mine.

Friday, June 27, 2008

McCain Vows To Replace Secret Service With His Own Bare Fists

McCain Vows To Replace Secret Service With His Own Bare Fists


Sorry for the second Onion video.  But after seeing it I could resist.

Historic ‘Blockbuster’ Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past

Historic â��Blockbusterâ�� Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past 

I thought that some of you would get a kick out of watching this video from "The Onion News Network".  Its pretty hilarious, and points out (rather sarcastically)that Blockbusters and record stores, etc.  are really starting to become extinct due to businesses online that make renting videos and buying music online, a lot simpler. Although its sad to see some of these businesses go,  it may in the end work out for the better.   

World of Warcraft is getting safer

Wowlogo Well at lest Blizzard, hopes that it will become safer with the introduction of there new "Blizzard® Authenticator".  What is it?  Well, its a key fob device (that can be purchased for $6.50 from Blizzard's Online store), that randomly generates a six-digit number when a button on the device is pressed.  This number is then used in conjunction with your log In ID and password when logging into World of Warcraft.  Without this number  you will not be able to log into your account. (I'm assuming if you bought one of these devices, as Blizzard calls it an "optional security measure").  The number that is generated is only useful once and is only valid for a short period of time. 

So in other words, its similar to the "Paypal Security Key".    As for if it is as secure, as Paypal's "Security Key", only time will tell.  What I do know is that is will, help people who had there account hacked or knows someone that had their account hacked to, feel more secure every time they log in to their account.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

World of Workcraft

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

So What if John McCain Called his Wife a 'Cunt'?

In the last couple of weeks, a story has been coming out that John McCain, called his wife a 'cunt' during a tv appearence.  The video posted below attempts to make light of it and actually encourages us to make this story news.  Which I don't think it should be.

Now I thought I should start by saying that I don't think John McCain was right in calling his wife a 'cunt'.  I don't think that it is the right way for a man to address his wife.  Having said that, the point still remains that it happened 16 years ago.  If it was last week he had said this or a few weeks ago, I would be able to see the need to talk about this, but 16 years after the fact, I think it's a little extreme.  If you don't believe that it was that long ago just click on the video, so that you can go the the YouTube page and read the info. 

Its time for the story to die. People say stupid things when they are mad or arguing.  We shouldn't be holding it against them, as it appears his wife hasn't.  So if she can move on, so should we.