expandable video

all video should be updateable after release, such that extra scenes could be inserted etc, ie the idea that video its a fixed medium from its start to its finish, I think is an unnecessary anathema. It should be expandable post publishing.

Ingorious Ass-terds : Inglourious Basterds

This film starts with an an inglorious injustice, and ends with an equally inglorious resolution, The portayal of violence is most often Sado massochistic, the sado massohistic shots and roles rather simply characterised by low camera angles looking up at the towering agressors or vice versa etc, and enacted by very 2 dimensional charicatures, whos main ouvre seems to be a line in intimidatory bullying and flippancy toward the value of life, I guess thats a proper american portrayal though ?

The Nazi’s may as well be called the “Nastys” in this film, There are are hardly any redeeming characters to indentify with, not even the the escapee jew come sudden unexplained cinema entrepreneur whos moral devolution has resigned her to murder as the solution ?(even under the “nasty’s” interogation there wasnt a satisfactory explanation for her sudden fortune change ?, she may be jewish but plot wise, I dont think it was sensible to infer that she can acrue assets and capital that quickly) and the under-dialogued john Steinbeck-esqe black projectionist for the sake of it romance figure daubed marcel, Seemed to be added artificially to further serve and function as a tool purely to elicit plot revelation wise, the full extent of racist beliefs the nastys held, just to ram home to the viewers, the moral superiority, of the equally immoral murderers the “in-gori-ous ass terds” we the audience were supposed to be indentifying with.

The humour throughout was generally a failure, and seeemed greatly at odds with the setting of extreme violence.
why does humanity wish to class films like this as entertainment ? to me it is more like some kind of excremental mental noise rape, where the inequitys of all characters are unceesingly unredeeming. As per most overlauded tarantino tosh, his twisted imagination does everything to try and promote ugly violence as some form of art, and fails, for violence can never be art.
Brad pitts “hick halfbreed apache” is probably the most annoyingly badly affected accent, he has yet tried on, and he looked particuarly like he was lazily functioning on only half his cylinders in most scenes.

Sadly some of the best acting comes from the nastys themselves, with the jew hunter hans landa (played by Christoph Waltz) outclassing most of the other actors in this film, by such a factor as to make brad pitt look almost static by comparison.

The batter up scene is violent in a completely unredeeming way, and done in a way designed to irritate the senses, purely for titilation of the perverted masses that are now inured to, and unquestioningly accept this portayal and level of extreme violence, as an ordinary part of the mainstream media/moviegoing experience.

Each opposing characters life is portayed as a casually disposable comodity, due a false perception as the other to be subhuman on both sides, and violence a suitable tableau for one liners, and evil wit to be played out upon. At no point are any characters given the dignity of the finer human qualities or temporarily conflicted in their actions, ie all the germans killed are justified, within the moral framework of the film, by being unstintigly portrayed as idealogs to the last man. Which leads to very shallowly developed character roles, and leaves one very dissatisfied with the setup. The uber Juden portrayed amongst the bastards also seem rather pointless and historically absurd, Sadly none of the germans are portrayed perhaps as reluctant soldiers in an ill desired war, forced to play a part or die, no in this film they all are nazi zealots in love with the motherland, except for the jew hunter who sadly has to betray his character framework in a highly unrealistic manner, in order to provide the inept ending of the film, in which he entraps himself into the basterds hands for no particularly fathomable reason ?

Again another american film that follows this great tradition, of generating a false fictional portrayals of history, that the illterate viewers of the world might confuse for a possible actual history, U571 being a classic example of their muddying of the waters history, for the sake of shallow entertainment.

As with most tarantino films, some of the characters more personal social interplay dialogs are well observed, and is where most often the best acting, and humour is to be found, the jew hunter interviews and restaurant scenes par example.

The portrayal of hitler is singularly one dimensional in this film, if hes not ranting like a child and banging his fist on a table, hes liable to be revelling muahahahaha style, like a stereotypical bond villain at the sniper film.

The comic book spaghetti influence which is to be found in all tarantino films plays out at certain points but to ill effect very often as those these references are being played with unhappily here, The prototypical towering shots of the two jewish gunman machine gunning down, the stampeding cattle like portayal of the trapped nasty party members in the cinema auditorium, is comic in its aggression but also disturbingly brutalistic, the base way with which the people are shot and hitlers face is ground into mush with bullet fire, from a jewish gun toting face that can only be described as expressing an evil and inhumane relish, unsuitable for a protagonist hero, with whom the audience is supposed to approve of ? grates quite badly with me, possibly only being rescued, if it was an ironical allusion to the concept of ‘victim turned bully’ that zionist israel could be concluded to be … today.

In fact all of the american characters illustrated this film seem to be so flat and poorly acted, as to be testament perhaps that americans seem to self identify purposefully with a moral landscape as flat as a 1920’s flapper’s bustline. Consequently the viewer is drawn to identify with more fully developed nazi characterisations, and perhaps the english officer.

Mike myers smirkingly, barely contains his upper class officer character from diverging deeply into the comedic in an uncontrolled and accidental fashion, he must try harder to shake that facially amusing vibe, that is always slightly, knowingly smiling from behind his eyes, as this gives away to the auduence that he is not quite capable of being fully in character, as say perhaps a genuine english actor would have been at playing this same role, the failed churchill representation was also poorly handled, such that at first I thought there was a tramp/old man/specter at the feast, in the scene of the british officers deployment. But this in a way is part of the films problem in that it strikes a very awkward balance between its comedy elements and the extreme violence shown. In fact the films comedy is so weak, that one of the best lines is a minor character claiming to know … no italian. There is also a suspicion that the majority of the poorly written comedic lines were mistakenly placed on brad pitts shoulders for delivery, and he failed to deliver them to anywhere or anyone. To such an extent that the nastys come accross with some of the best comedic content.

As sadly is common in most tarantino’s films, this one seems to have lost its moral compass, yet not in a sophisticated way, but one designed to irritate the moral eye for the sake of attention.

But Quentin and his ilk is part of the generation that perceive of grand theft auto as an acceptable form of child entertainment, without the realisation that all concepts through their repitition, gain power and significance culturally, and this repitition whether in the form of psychopathic fantasy, inevitably can be taken as a type of culturally tacit approval of such forms, and the weak minded might even identify with and adapt for subconscious repurposing some of the poor moral framework shown within the film.

I Guess perhaps my psyche is to easily riled, but none the less, the excorcism here written was necessary to expunge the heap of bad noise the viewing of this film, wrote into my mind, verdict i wouldn’t bother watching this film whether a tarantino fan or not.

two way display

It struck me the other say that a back to back dual lcd diplay might be quite usefull in certain situations, so people can see what your doing on screen from the back of the display by making the display two sided.

why you will most likely not have a fully 128 256 bit computer

theres an article below that points out quite clearly that a computer capable of addressing memory through a 256 bit capable memory address space, would have the capacity to contain more data than atoms in the universe, ie you would need more atoms than are in the universe to create such a quantity of memory.

Now this is not say you might not have other parts of a computer that operate in a 256bit way, ie some processor may make use of 128bit or 256 bit capability, but the memory addressing space will likely never have a need to go beyond 64bit, considering the amount of memory that already makes available.

read this article about memory addressing

being that I dont want to jinx myself here like the 640k memory limit design flaw, it might be worth stating that if we can use spintronics to make a single atom contain say 8 bits of data, it might come one day to 128 bit, but I still think its a very long way off.

really 64bit is a kind of plateaux.

why AOL was crap

AOL the negatives :

like allot of providers at that time AOL were very guilty of trying to brand the internet as being a product they created and locking their customers into their own crap content, and providing daft software to clog your computer and brand it horribly AOL lifestylee. And leaving them was a nightmare, as I found trying to get my clients off them.The video below is good evidence of that. Then number of Cd’s they generated and distributed that are in landfills and will not degrade for another 100 years or more.

AOL the positives :

They got allot of plebian technophobes onto the internet, who otherwise might have found it to difficult to get setup, you could access your AOL dialup account from most countrys in the world, usefull for travellers, until dialup was no longer an option internet wise.

Overall Redundant well before many people stopped using it, held some peoples internet evolution back for some time, at the deliberate financial benefit of AOL.

Email to Blizzard re EU to US transfer

Sent this email to Blizzard re the need to enable a once off way to transfer chars trapped on the wrong server region, ie the need to move a us account to uk server I will publish there response below :

Stopped playing for a couple of years now, in this period I would have thought you would have decided to make a paid way to transfer chars between US & EU realms ? as a one off. My character is trapped the wrong side of the atlantic, server wise. Due to the character being started one christmas on a free us trial. Well over 100 days of playtime later I have no desire to start a char on an EU server. I know other people also stuck in this situation, I’ve never felt youve taken you customers very seriously as concerns this situation or bothered to to accomodate people with a facility to rectify this situation, you can’t consider it acceptable for anyone to have to raid from 12-4am in the morning from a UK perspective and still work the next day.

Will there ever be this facility ?
If the only response you can give is some generic corporate blurb then please dont reply until you can generate a considered response from the people who have the power to change this situation.

Hi D,

I’m sorry to hear about your dilemma-and as a player myself, I understand not wanting to start again after investing 100+ days into your character; currently there is *literally* no way we can transfer a character across regions.

Quality and customer service are the highest priorities for Blizzard Entertainment. Because we cannot guarantee a positive gaming experience for users connecting to servers outside the supported region, we do not support use outside of the designated region. I recommend that, if possible, you acquire a localized version of the game for a more positive gaming experience.

At this time it is not possible to transfer an account or an authentication key between regions. In addition, there is no way to deactivate an account or authentication key in one region to re-create the account in another. Characters and items are non-transferable, as well.

We highly recommend that you purchase a localized copy of World of Warcraft.
You may be interested in the following Localization FAQ:

the words worth observing in this reply are :

“Quality and customer service are the highest priorities for Blizzard Entertainment”
” currently there is *literally* no way we can transfer a character across regions.”

these statement are at direct odds with themselves :


( TRUE ) > implying possible to change in the future

“literally no way”

( LIE ) > implying the extreme difficulty of my feature request, basically not true, there is a way of physically moving whatever digital data represents my character on a US server and moving it onto an EU server, and seeing if it runs and is acceptable))

“Quality and customer service are the highest priorities for Blizzard Entertainment”

( LIE ) > MARKETING IS LYING, to state something is of a higher value than is demonstrate-able

in reality the one marvellous thing about all digital data is its portability, my belief in this is that, the unwritten reason they don’t allow region transfers is really to do with crappy pvp international league table abuse or something, in reality I doubt the file format of US Character files, stored on US servers is in any way radically different, to that an EU character file is stored in on an EU server. In reality Blizzard are lazy, when it comes to addressing this issue, and shareholder profits and length of swimming pools for some few executives is a higher priority than individual player concerns.

If warcraft was an open source project there would have been no reason to prevent region transfer, as that would be an artificial discriminationary function created in the software, ie it would take more time to write in the inability to transfer between regions. This no transfer business, is similar to dvd regioning bullshit, it is in the favour of the commercial entitys so as to price differentiate global markets and control shit more tightly for their own commercial intent, and makes no sense considering the truly portable nature of digital information.