Saturday, January 21, 2012

By the Numbers: 103,785

We won.


A total of 103,785 people signed We the People petitions asking the Obama Administration to protect an open and innovative internet. A petition asking President Obama to veto the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) got 51,689 signatures, while 52,096 people signed the “Stop the E-PARSITE Act” petition.

Congress is debating a number of bills, including these two, that deal with the issue of online piracy. Today, several web sites joined together in a virtual strike against SOPA and other piracy legislation by shutting down or going dark.

Over the weekend, the White House responded to the petitions explaining that while online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, attempts to combat it must not reduce freedom of expression, increase cybersecurity risk, or undermine the dynamic, innovative global Internet:

Moving forward, we will continue to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis on legislation that provides new tools needed in the global fight against piracy and counterfeiting, while vigorously defending an open Internet based on the values of free expression, privacy, security and innovation.

Read the full petition response here, or learn more about We the People, a new platform that allows people to create and sign petitions calling for the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our nation.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

End Piracy, Not Liberty

Google in the fight against SOPA, and PIPA

Sign The Petition! at Google

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just tinkering with the website

Messing around with images using the iFeature template on Worpress, and Fireworks CS5.

This iFeature template is just amazing.
You can get it at Cyberchimps

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dino Dell Inspiron 1100 P4

I aquired a dinosaur laptop the other day, just for fun.
This laptop makes me appreciate my gaming rig.

Believe it or not, this old laptop is very responsive to the operating system,
still great for browsing the web, email, etc..
it's when you try to use programs that it shows it's weakness.
this laptop scored 1132 out of 1281 computers,
Where my gaming rig scores about 50 for the CPU Mark,
lol.... but it's still fuctional, very functinal.
Great for looking up information on a 14.1" screen vs the iPhone's tiny display.
and also having more abilities. In fact it can still sync with the iPhone using iTunes.

Just for fun I ran PassMark to see the results:

  • Compltet Result - 185.8

  • CPU Mark - 318.6

  • 2D Graphics - 235.7

  • 3D Graphics - 30.1

  • Memory Mark - 271.2

  • Disk Mark - 149.4

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  • Pentium 4 2.4GHZ

  • 256MB Ram

  • Windows XP v2002 SP3

Monday, January 9, 2012

EA sued for BF3 helicopter use

EA is facing a lawsuit from a military helicopter manufacturer over the inclusion of the vehicles in Battlefield 3. To avoid the suit, EA has asked a federal judge to rule that depicting the aircraft falls under the company's First Amendment rights.

Kotaku reports that EA's legal talks with Textron, the parent company of Bell Helicopter, broke down. In response, EA filed the action in a Northern California federal court on Friday. EA claims the helicopters are "protected by the First Amendment and the doctrine of nominative fair use." It also notes that the packaging includes a disclaimer that its use of weapons and vehicles is not an official endorsement of the manufacturers.

This argument is somewhat similar to the one used in the NCAA players suit. In that case, the judge ruled that thanks to the protection granted by the first amendment, the company was within its rights.

Shacknews has contacted EA, and will update as more information becomes available.

Metal vs Hip Hop in BF3

Too bad this is not on the PC

In a bid to settle the age old rivalry between metal and hip hop, we give you the Battlefield 3™ Metal vs. Hip Hop Challenge!

This Saturday and Sunday, you have the opportunity to play with (and against) Hip Hop artists Mickey Factz and Big Boi or Metal heads Dave Mustaine from Megadeth and Jonathan Davis from Korn to see what genre reigns supreme: Metal or Hip Hop?


To pledge your allegiance to Hip Hop or Metal, make sure to become a fan of the hip or Metal Platoon of your choice on Battlelog. Which of the two sides can amass the most fans and claim the title as the biggest force in music? Click the links below to go directly to the Platoon of your choice become a fan and pledge your allegiance:

Visit Dave Mustaine’s (Megadeth) Metal Platoon Visit Big Boi’s Hip Hop Platoon Visit Jonathan Davis’ (Korn) Metal Platoon Visit Mickey Factz’ Hip Hop Platoon


January 7 and January 8, these artists will go head to head in Battlefield 3 for two hours. For a chance to join, become a fan of their Platoon and follow us on Twitter. We will tweet from @battlefield and post more information on the Platoon walls in Battlelog to let you know which servers you will find your favorite artist on. Read on for the full schedule.



MATCH-UP NO. 1 Representing Team Metal: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine VS. Representing Team Hip Hop: Big Boi

Time: 10AM-12PM, January 7 2012 Weapon of choice: Battlefield 3, Xbox 360® Map and mode: Strike at Karkand, Conquest Assault


MATCH-UP NO. 2 Representing Team Metal: Korn’s Jonathan Davis VS. Representing Team Hip Hop: Mickey Factz

Time: 10AM-12PM, January 8 2012 Weapon of choice: Battlefield 3, PlayStation® 3 Map and mode: Strike at Karkand, Conquest Assault


Throughout the month of January, you can also take part in the Metal vs. Hip Hop war by creating your own custom Metal or Hip Hop Platoon on Battlelog. Just name your new Platoon “[MvsH] Metal” or “[MvsH] Hip Hop”, gather as many fans as you can and prove your allegiance by playing Battlefield 3 throughout January. Any game you play for your Platoon will be automatically monitored by the powerful stats tools in Battlelog so everyone can see who has the most badass Platoon. After the end of January, DICE will crown the champions among the user generated Platoons in a number of areas, such as total score amassed, number of fans, and more. Now go out there and fight for the glory of Metal or Hip Hop! Start by siding with one of our artist Platoons, then create your own. Stay tuned for details on what servers Dave Mustaine, Jonathan Davis, Big Boi and Mickey Factz will duke it out on this weekend.