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Friday Links – May 25, 2012

Forza Motorsport 3 is still pretty awesome. Busy week not many links but plenty of quality.

Apple May No Longer Support Your Older Mac, but Microsoft Will

Windows 8 – currently in development and expected to launch this October – will run on the same hardware as Windows 7. That’s a 2012 OS technically capable of running on 12-year-old hardware. Compare that to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (also in development and due for launch in Summer 2012) that will not run on 5-year-old hardware.

I’ve posted a quip along these lines about how owning a Apple G5 sucks. Other then iTunes I cannot think of another application still receiving support on G5 hardware. Yes, this way down the line after the Apple-Intel Transition but since this I’ve been wary about buying Apple computers since because who knows when to Apple your computer is obsolete.

→ The Huge Promises and Secret Stipulations of the Bungie Activision Deal

TEEN/PEGI-16
Bungie has agreed to build a game it believes will fit within the parameters of a ‘Teen’ or ‘PEGI 16’ rated game. Failure is not breach of contract.

If true lots of interesting insight regarding Bungie’s new game being published by Activision. Not shocking at all to see them target a “T” rating but still disappointing. After seeing what others have gotten away with under “T’ (most notably Uncharted 2 and Batman: Arkham City) this is not shocking.

The Men Behind the Curtain: A GQ TV Roundtable

Matthew Weiner: I think we’ve always been a subversive culture—poking at authority, being a gangster, breaking the rules. That’s Antihero America. At the same time, there’s a lot of guilt and shame that goes along with our basically criminal mentality.

Awesome roundtable discussion with the creators of three of my favorite TV shows Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Deadwood.

Remarks by Aaron Sorkin at Syracuse University’s 158th Commencement 

Every once in a while, you’ll succeed.  Most of the time you’ll fail, and most of the time the circumstances will be well beyond your control.

Right up there with the commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs. I cannot find the December 2003 Grand Valley State University commencement address by Carl Levin anywhere online surprisingly!

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