Ef You Treyarch...

Friday Links – January 13, 2012

→ In Flames Where the Dead Ships Dwell C Club Berlin 01 06 2011

Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome Fucking Awesome

Retribution is upon us. Michigan is the second stop on the tour and I sure as hell know I’m ready. Really cannot beat In Flames and Trivium co-headlining in the smallest venue these bands will really ever play again in the states.

→ Vanberge/Vanbergs/Vanlandw – Wrestlemania 2000 Knockout Matches

The game is Wrestlemania 2000 and this is a “Knockout Match”. You can setup a game type with three players players in a “3-way match” and set the rules where the only way to win is by knockout. This is a great example of this match type and clearly the best way to play this game.

Related: Found this video while browsing some old folders and came to discover it was no longer online. A perfect example of a proper Knockout Match with myself the winner of course. This is a must watch…

What Went Wrong With The 360 Dashboard?

So, what’s going on? The obvious conclusion is that the SDK Microsoft is believed to have supplied to third-party video partners is limited to 720p only, leaving Microsoft’s host service with a clear quality advantage. The message we draw from this is that the platform holder wants to expand the take-up of the Xbox 360 as a media-streaming device, but very much on its own terms with its own content getting the best quality, and the user’s “homebrew” media not being given much importance at all.

Related. Yeah something is up here. Netflix and DVD video kinda looks like crap on my setup. I’ve moved back to the PS3 for all media stuff. Contrast and gamma on my games also have been really dark. On Modern Warfare 3 I have to crank the brightness all the way up in the settings to actually see something where I used to not have to do that in the past. Skyrim also there are times the game is practically a black screen.

Indiana, Amazon.com, reach sales tax agreement

According to the agreement between Amazon and the Department of Revenue (DOR), the company will voluntarily begin to collect and remit Indiana sales tax beginning January 1, 2014 or 90 days from the enactment of federal legislation, whichever is earlier. The state will not assess the company for sales tax for other periods.

Michigan will be next…

→ Official Google Blog: Search, plus Your World

Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you. Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about.

Google has officially lost their minds. This is horrendous change. Thankfully “with a single click, you can see an unpersonalized view of search results”. Best article I’ve seen explaining and showing how this is a horrible change.

→ Microsoft’s Share Of The Search Market Is Finally Bigger Than Yahoo’s

It (Bing) is now the second largest search engine in the U.S., just edging past Yahoo for the first time in December, according to the latest comScore data.

Since Bing is the default search engine at work I decided awhile ago to give it a shot. 95% of the time it’s really not so bad. For blanket searches it gives me what I need but it doesn’t seem as “smart” as Google can sometimes. Also the rewards are nice I’ve been able to grind $5 of Microsoft Points and a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

→ Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t really make $378 million in 2011

On paper, the shares were worth more than $376 million when the grant was made. But in 2011, they were worthless. Half of them will vest in 2016, five years after they were granted. The other half will vest in 2021 — “subject to Mr. Cook’s continued employment with the Company.”

“As of September, it (Apple) had $81.57 billion in cash and marketable securities in the bank and zero debt.” That alone is so cool.

Michael Clayton – George vs Tilda

He so OWNED her at the end, fuck her!
95Godfather 1 week ago

*SPOILERS* – This is the ending of the movie so beware. George Clooney delivers one of the best lines ever in a movie, if you’ve seen the movie you’ll know what one it is.

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4 Responses

  1. Vanberge says:

    Wow. I have seen the Google changes take place but sort of ignored them for the time being.

    They are doing EXTREMELY shitty things trying anything they can think of to get Google Plus pimped/sold. It’s bullshit.

    Ruin reader in an attempt to force our hands.
    Now make their core service much less useful in the same attempt. So infuriating.

  2. Vanberge says:

    Also that knockout match is COMPLETE bs. You reverse me when I have my SPECIAL and then one punch no-get up… Horrid.

  3. vanlandw says:


    This is the stuff I don’t like. All this ‘social’ stuff is out of control.

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