I guess I should read the articles before hitting enter. So this is actually some guy that has retained the brand Commodore and not the company that built my introduction to the digital age.
I pray that this is a hoax....please be a hoax....
Is that really their site? It's horrific! I searched for their international site and all that came up was http://www.commodoreworld.com/ and http://www.commodorecorp.com/, both of which have Under Construction images that 1998 wants back. NO ONE is going to take them seriously with the way that site stands.
It frustrates me as the C64 was my first machine and I wouldn't have gotten interested in computers with out that thing, and now they're attempting a comeback with site that looks like it was created using Tripod's HTML editor for WEB TV!?
On a positive note, the devices are pretty.
My wife and I are such Iron Maiden fans that we played their song Run to The Hills during our wedding! That being said, Iron Maiden has long offered posters, t-shirts, action figures and an amazing concert experience...not just CDs. I actually have purchased all their albums on vinyl as the cool artwork featuring their character, Eddie, looks much better on a record insert/cover than a CD. Great to see an article here on a group that are not only great musicians, but awesome performers and all-round artists as well.
Sorry about the double post. What I meant to say @DJ, you are correct. I should have mentioned that anyone that had crossed the border could post anonymously and then on the questionaire, it would ask if you had a laptop and did DHS search it. I personally disagree w/ DHS on this, however, because I don't view it as helping prevent any attacks other than checking to see if the device can operate so they know it's not a 'netbook shaped' chunk of C4 or something similarly dangerous. If an attacker or terrorist was sofisticated enough to coordinate an attack on the U.S, why would they risk bringing physical data across the border when they can access it remotely (as stated in the article) from a free hotspot once here?
Seems like they should spend more time searching toolboxes & confiscating box-cutters IMO.
So perhaps we need some third party data/analysis? Like, DHSsearchedMyLaptop.org where users can anonymously report the date & time they were searched at the border & how in depth it was. Many people probably wouldn't want to post on such a site and there'd be a margin of error, but it's not the 'fox's' data. Just a suggestion.
Wow, that's about all I can say. I almost wept tears of joy reading these inspiring words that came from a director. I for one will be seeing this film in the theatres, buying the DVD and telling all my friends and co-workers to. Oh, and sign me up for an "Its not either/or, its AND" shirt! Go see Rage!
If it sounded like KITT, it would more likely say, "Michael, I'm detecting a careless pedestrian 10 metres to the North West." or something similar. But, in London, wouldn't the 'sign' read "Look Right?" Here in The States I always look left as that's where the traffic is coming from. Plus, a Brit would be equally 'dumb' if they were here and stood on the side of the road all day looking for said 'painted sign.'
PS. I want my Nissan to sound like a skateboard so security guards will harrass me. :-)
Exactly, and thank you. I've done my share of "illegal" file sharing but if I like something, I pay for it. I have YouTube and P2P of all types to thank for discovering so many new artists, musicians, authors, etc. If they're good, I buy their stuff, if they suck, I don't and I quite seeding, watching, what-have-you. I know I may be a minority but I don't get how the MPAA & the RIAA say that "one download equals one failed sale" of an album, ticket, whatever. I wouldn't have even heard of a good 30% of creators' work I've purchased due to finding them through the means I mentioned above. Oh, and Kevin Smith has had his own run-ins with the MPAA and their Gestapo; http://techdirt.com/articles/20080910/0423552225.shtml
That's weird, I seriously just finished watching An Evening With Kevin Smith 2 (Part 1) on Netflix's Watch It Now, I open my phone, refresh Tech Dirt and this is on here. Netflix only has Part 1 available for streaming so I was contemplating downloading Part 2 using bit torrent. Even if I "Pirate" it or not, I'm still going to buy it because it's so freakin' entertaining that I'll watch it over & over and I know that his DVD's usually have awesome special features. So, bravo Kevin Smith, for viewing "piracy" as something to adapt to and use to your advantage and I wish you many more converts. Thank you for being a sane person in "Hollywood."
It does happen all the time and you can especially tell by the recent increase in the so called "Mash Ups" being posted on Vimeo & You Tube. Kid Rock had a hit Mash Up with his song that combined "Sweet Home Alabama" and "The Werewolves of London" because both songs have almost the same drum beat, bass line and chord progression. I've noticed it for years especially being an occasional guitar player. I learned how to play "Skulls" by punk band, The Misfits, years ago. Later, the band Bush came out with the song "Glycerine" and I couldn't figure out why it sounded so familiar...then I learned to play it and noticed it was the exact same fingering and chord progression as the song "Skulls" but slower, softer and tuned down a bit.
I didn't see Glenn Danzig suing Gavin Rossdale over this.
Silly, but tea is at least a civilized settlement.