Link Sharing: 2/27/08

February 27, 2008

Video: History Of Evil. Note the brush stroke and how it moves from left to right while marching forward in time.

Australia Dairy Company in Hong Kong: Supposedly the best scrambled eggs ever, in China. The dish is scrambled eggs between two slices of fluffy white bread.

Parabolic Display: Now you can have eight monitors (two rows of four screens apiece). You will be eight times the nerd of before.

Bank of America Won’t Let You Access Your Money: Guy tries to buy a $5870 TV at Best Buy with a debit card. It’s revealed there is a daily limit of $5000.

Wondercon: Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles Panel: I was there, but wondered why nobody mentioned Lena Headey.

Terminator 4 in 2009: Yes, more Terminator movies, without Arnold and supposedly no connection to the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV show. I’m skeptical, but Christian Bale will play John Connor.

Paris Lemon’s Top Ten Films of 2007: I suck as I’ve only seen two of these. But the rest are being added to my Netflix queue post haste.

Plants on Twitter: If you haven’t signed up for Twitter yet, you’re even less of an early adopter than certain plants. Get with the program!

Apple TV DRM: Again, calls for more research. Supposedly Apple TV requires a newer TV and an HDMI cable that will support HDCP (I never heard of this) or the rentals won’t play. The user was refunded their rental fee, showing that while Apple continues to sneak this DRM in there, they’re not totally heartless.

Comments

  1. engtech says:

    Best Buy will usually tell people to use credit cards instead of debit because of that issue.

    You can (and should) call your bank to increase the limit temporarily when you’re doing something like buying a car or buying an engagement ring (both things I’ve done with my debit card).

  2. engtech says:

    Best Buy will usually tell people to use credit cards instead of debit because of that issue.

    You can (and should) call your bank to increase the limit temporarily when you're doing something like buying a car or buying an engagement ring (both things I've done with my debit card).

  3. webomatica says:

    That bit was news to me, as for purchases over 500 bucks we use a credit card (we pay off the balance every month). So I don’t think I’ve ever debited anything that cost more than a few hundred clams.

    This does raise a related issue however, as in how quickly can one get money out of a bank account should the need arise. I should do some research on that…

  4. Dave says:

    “Paris Lemon’s Top Ten Films of 2007: I suck as I’ve only seen two of these. But the rest are being added to my Netflix queue post haste.”

    MC’s #10 “Sunshine” is a great film. Our buddy Sang recommended it to me when I was in Hawaii as I had just seen Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” (same director). Actually, I recommend 28 Days Later too. I really dig that Danny Boyle dude. (and MC is right, it does fall apart at the end). I really enjoyed Zodiac as well, dunno if you saw that.

    Also – you gonna post a blog report or some pics of Wondercon? I haven’t gone in years — actually, you’re the only reason I went originally :-P , but that show continues to amuse and intrigue.