Archive for October 15, 2007

Loving Companion

October 15, 2007

Weighted Companion Cube

Portal is something everything should play. No idea what Portal is? Check it out.

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Tachikoma to Invade Your Pasokon

October 15, 2007

PC Tachikoma

Next on MaoChan’s shopping list is this amazing tachikoma model from Bandai. Going on sale in Japan in February, they will be remote controlled via USB. Tachikoma will be “able to read you your email, to move, to start applications, and you will even be able to play with it thanks to some mini games that Bandai developed for it.”

If you have no idea what a tachikoma is, they are from Ghost in the Shell best described as a “spider type multi leg combat vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence”. As you all know, Ghost in the Shell is an amazing movie/anime. I use the term movie since the film version by Mamoru Oshii is one of the best films ever delving into topics such as human identity, death, and integration of technology with the human body.

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Communist Party Congress! I’ll Bring The Cake!

October 15, 2007

Hu Jintao

In true overlord fashion, Chinese President Hu Jintao started off the party’s 17th congress with a keynote speech that that echoed with his thoughts on how the Communist Party he leads has fallen short of the people’s expectations and that officials were extravagant, wasteful and corrupt.

“While recognising our achievements, we must be well aware that they still fall short of the expectations of the people,” said President Hu.

At the week-long gathering held every five years to decide future policies, Hu laid the smack down on how the problems being faced by ordinary people relate to employment, housing, social security and education. Time to get some shit straight and clean some houses.

The cake was a lie.

Thanks to Cygnus183 for the heads up on this.