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Bullet Sunday 283

Posted on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Dave!Put that Father's Day barbecue on hold... because Bullet Sunday starts... now...

   
• Meh-crosoft. The big news in technology is that Microsoft will be making a major announcement tomorrow... probably some kind of tablet... and nobody cares! Tablets have been done. So unless they've got a tablet with a 3-D holographic display and free unlimited satellite internet connectivity, stop wasting our time! You want to really impress me? I'm still waiting for my flying car. Why not announce that shit tomorrow?

Microsoft Flying DeLorean

But noooooo... odds are we get yet another tablet. Which probably won't be as good as an iPad anyway. Yawn.

   
• Glass According to the Seattle PI Blog, The Space Needle is getting "glass window box" upgrades. As if it wasn't already scary enough...

Space Needle Glass Box

The glass window boxes at Chicago's Willis Tower, known as "The Ledge," were enough to make me nearly wet myself. And they were on a building. These are going to be on a frickin' tower. Guess it's still not as bad as The Grand Canyon Skywalk though.

   
• Holes The movie Prometheus was a beautiful disaster that looked stunning (especial in IMAX 3D) but, unfortunately, had so many story problems that I had a hard time enjoying it. Red Letter Media has encapsulated many of those problems in an amusing, SPOILER-FILLED, chat...

If you haven't listened to the amazing "Mr. Plinkett Reviews" of such films as the Star Wars prequels, and various Star Trek films, and other flicks like Avatar and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull... you're really missing out. Yes, they're meant to be funny, but the insight Red Letter Media has into the art of filmmaking is brilliant.

   
• Nowalla So much for Gowalla's promises of being able to download your check-in data and stamp collection from their now-dead service... Gowalla.com is down and the domain doesn't even resolve any more. So glad that I spent huge chunks of my time adding spot data, correcting spot errors, and spending my money buying custom stamps. But, hey, they got bought out by Facebook and got paid... so screw all the people who helped build their service! You'd think they'd AT LEAST allow you to import your check-ins and stamps into Facebook or something.

   
And... I'm prematurely out of bullets. I'd be embarrassed, but I hear it happens to every guy from time to time.

Comments

  1. Would you _really_ want a flying car from Microsoft? One BSOD… and, well, you know….

  2. Hellbitch Deathbringer says:

    I don’t even have a fear of heights and the Space Needle scares the crap out of me. I swear it leans outward or something!

    I went up once and if I ever go up again? It’s to the gift shop! ;)

  3. B.E. Earl says:

    I wouldn’t mind giving a Microsoft tablet a try. It probably won’t be as good as an iPad. Probably not nearly as good at first. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t be great for someone like me who isn’t a fan of Apple products (we have them all).

    I’m using a Kindle Fire for a tablet right now and a Microsoft tablet HAS to be better than that! It’s perfectly fine for what I use it for as I always have my laptop with me for “real” computing. But it is a bit buggy.

  4. Avitable says:

    That video was fantastic and spot on – now I’m off to watch the full 30 minute one!

  5. I was pretty pissed with Gowalla as soon as they dropped the scavenger hunt. I did manage to download picture copies of all my items, but wasn’t motivated to do much with them.

  6. the muskrat says:

    I just remembered that I had a custom Gowalla stamp that I dropped like $250 on…thanks for reminding, me asshole!

    I did not do the Chicago glass thing and am pretty sure I would not wish to do the Grand Canyon one, either.

    In fact, I refused to step onto the glass floor in the CN Tower in Toronto. I’m pretty much a pussy with heights, it seems–if there’s glass involved.

  7. martymankins says:

    The Back To The Future Delorean would be a welcome futuristic product. So would the Hoverboard.

    Ok… hell no would I do that on the Space Needle. I was just up there on Saturday and don’t mind it, even with my fear of heights. But it’s enclosed enough for me to be ok while walking around the observation deck for not too long. But that box scares me.

    Um.. fuck Gowalla for not making good on their promise. I so wanted my state pins and checkin data.

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