Friday, June 10, 2011

310 U.S. Cities had Record-High Temperatures on June 8 2011

According to author of 'The Weather of the Future' Heidi Cullen, via a tweet, on June 8 2011, 310 Cities in the United States of America had the highest temperatures on record.

TreeHugger dot com implies with the weather going how it is, that those records will continue to break during a blistering U.S Summer.

All I can say as an Australian is to be careful not to get sun burnt, keep hydrated and get your religious people to pray that there are no bush fires in California this season.

I wonder if this occurrence will make Americans think more seriously about Climate Change/Global Warming?

Further info: Tree Hugger

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Covers of songs performed with Google's Les Paul banner

Look them up on YouTube.

Here's my favorite so far "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes.

Still not soiling yourself over this? Look up the cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday", go on...I dare you not to :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My thoughts on the Nintendo Wii U revealed at E3 2011

Firstly, sorry I've been busy lately and haven't updated this blog, or my Simpsons image mod page

Now then, E3...the video game industries trade show...Nintendo.

Nintendo showcased the successor to their very successful Wii console, the Wii U. 

I see this as a hybrid of the bottom half of a DS, with Wii controls, that communicates with a new Wii. I don't like the PSP, it's as bad as the Nokia N*gage as far as I am therefore I am not favorable to this new concept. I understand that touchscreen technology is big, the DS and the Wii are both big fan favorites and that it makes sense in some people's minds to put all these together - But I just don't see anything in this.

In my honest opinion this could work so much better if the screen on the 'controller' was demountable from a controller caddy and you could take it with you to use as a tablet PC, of sorts without it looking like a big toy.

This is an image hosted at Wikipedia and shows the controller...thing. As you can see it has the same buttons as the Wii, with the "bottom half" look of the DS, and 3DS-like 'circle pads'.

Seriously what is this thing? It's not a 3DS, it's not a Wii - It's like a inbred Nintendo creation, which would be cool except for the fact these devices already exist, it's just that they have been mashed together.

I don't see how this whole release isn't just a few upgraded components and a better way for the Wii to communicate with the DS.

What do you think? Are my points valid, or am I acting like a douche?