Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Few Random Notes

I've received a few mails indicating that people are seeing Wii's in stock at their local Targets as well, so in at least some parts of the country, Wii's are available today.

Brian over at Kotaku posted an article yesterday about Jack Thompson and his checkered legal history in terms of run-ins with various state bar associations. Today he has a post about Thompson's response, which he quotes in full. It's standard Thompson fare--rambling, haranguing, dickish, and just a little bit creepy. Take a look here.

Via Engadget (and originally, Xbox-Scene) comes a story about Microsoft using a new (and much quieter) optical drive in the 360. That would be a significant improvement, since the optical drive is, by far, the loudest component in the console. Take a look here.

The New York Times has an interesting article today about space junk. There's a surprising amount of it floating around in Earth orbit--over 10,000 pieces that are four inches wide or larger. China's rocket test that destroyed an old satellite last month has already added over 800 pieces. Eventually, when some of those pieces start colliding, we're going to have big problems, and you can read about it here.

Now I'm off to play the Supreme Commander demo.

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