Monday, January 24, 2011

News News News News News

New Super Smash Bros Brawl mod makes the game play and look like exactly like Melee. I don't see why you wouldn't just play Melee at that point though.

Speaking of mods, users are hacking Super Mario Galaxy 2 to add in user created levels.

There was tons of new information on the 3DS released last week at a Nintendo conference. Here is the most important bit of information from the conference.

Looks like the Wii is going to have another slow year. The new Zelda is about the only thing to look forward to, and the two decent looking RPGs (Xenoblade and Last Story) might not even make it stateside. Its pretty clear that Nintendo is devoting most of their resources to the 3DS this year.

New hospital visitation rules for gay couples are in effect.

Obviously, the job killing Health Care law isn't going to be killing that many jobs.

Woman protests Corporate person-hood rights by vowing to marry a corporation. Lulz.

Lets talk a little bit more about the Class War in America. Granted, its not like there is any information in that article that we didn't already know.

This seems too good to be true: company claims it can efficiently synthesize fossil fuels from bacteria.

New super massive black hole has been discovered.

Hopefully we live to see Betelgeuse supernovae.


  1. Re: Class War in America, I think the article makes good points, but leaves out the changes in how Americans view and value work. Whereas in the first half of the 20th century it was okay to work in a factory or have a manual labor job, now we generally look down on these types of work. Meaning that we pay our corporate leaders and lots of inflated title business people vast amounts of money while undervaluing and underpaying people who work just as hard, but in completely different jobs. I'm sure part of this has to do with factory job outsourcing, and I'm not an economist so I don't know the nuances of the situation, but I'd definitely say its a point worth considering.

    I don't think making college accessible to everyone will solve the class problem either. Instead you end up with a bunch of people who paid for pieces of paper but are not necessarily any more ready for work than before they paid for the paper. Universities are great institutions that have the capacity to advance and enlighten people, but they are also degree mills. I'd advocate for more vocational training as one solution and less emphasis on the need to get a BA/BS/MA/PhD to get a job that pays a comfortable wage.

  2. Oh wow, that was long, oops. I guess I get too riled up about these things.