Category Archives: Life

Epic Gaming Battlestations!

Every video game enthusiast has that dream command post with the multiple big screens, surround sound, comfy chair & more. In the following pictures you will see some of the most Awesomely Epic Gaming Battlestations known to man! Feel free to comment or post your own in the comment section! TO YOUR BATTLESTATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

U.S. Senator: Video Games Gave Sandy Hook Shooter ‘A False Sense Of Courage’ (Via Kotaku)

Let the scapegoating continue.  Adam Lanza, the person who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook elementaryin Connecticut last month, reportedly played Call of Duty, among other games. So for quite a while now, pundits and politicians have been drawing links between his heinous actions and the video games he played.

Most recently we have Senator Chris Murphy, a newly-elected Democrat in CT, who spoke yesterday during a press conference to introduce a bill on assault weapons.

“I think there’s a question as to whether he would’ve even driven in his mother’s car in the first place if he didn’t have access to a weapon that he saw in video games that gave him a false sense of courage about what he could do that day,” the senator said.

This is probably a good time to remind the world that there is no scientific evidence linking violent video games and violent behavior.

Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Slated for October 24

The big-screen Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the successful Galaxy Note, the first crossover device to truly define the “phablet” (phone/tablet) class. While Samsung have already pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 2 at a press event in Berlin several weeks ago, the Galaxy Note 2 release date in the US has remained unclear. The launch date appears to be on the horizon however, with press invites going out to a Samsung event in New York on October 24th.

samsung galaxy note 2 invite Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Slated for October 24

The invites simply declare that “The Next Big Thing is Here” and show an image of a stylus – assumedly belonging to the Galaxy Note 2. It is not impossible that the event is actually for the Galaxy Tab, however it is unlikely, with an October Galaxy Note 2 release date hinted in various rumors and reports over the past several months. Continue reading Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Slated for October 24

Summertime

Memorial day, the official start of summer. So bring it on, the beach, the water parks, the smile of A pretty girl. It’s that special magic of summer everybody is out and about looking to meet someone new. The idea of new love. Maybe today I’ll meet the woman of my dreams, or at the very least a girl I can make some new summertime memories with. But it’s more that that, it’s the smell of fresh cut grass, the convertible cars, the ice cream shops. Summer in America is awesome. We have everything to make having fun possible. But the truth is the most fun I ever had was catching fireflies in the back yard when I was a kid. I thought the whole world was in my back yard the stars were so bright the air was warm and I didn’t have to go to bed early for school. I would give any amount of money for just one more summer as a kid. One more day with my best friend Neal riding our bikes. One more night at Ricky’s house eating his mom’s cookies. One more summer with my big brother who passed away. Summer is about memories, so let’s go make some new ones. Have a great summer everybody.

The Power Of A Word

What power does a word carry? Is there a word or words that you are offended by? The freedom of speech is what separates America from other countries, the ability to say whatever you want, whenever you want & whatever you believe is guaranteed to you, but is there a line? Should there be? Are certain words so offensive that they carry more weight? Twice this season in the NBA homophobic slurs were used. Once by Kobe Bryant, directed towards a referee & once in the Eastern Conference Finals by Joakim Noah at a fan.

While I am a gay rights supporter, I’m also a supporter of freedom of speech even offensive speech I disagree with. I understand these gentleman were working at the time, so their employers have the right to discipline them but shouldn’t we use these instances as learning opportunities ? Lets try to get to the root cause of the problem, young men in competitive environments use homophobic slurs to disrespect their opponents, any guy who has ever played a sport knows I’m right. We need to educate our children at a young age that there is nothing wrong with being gay. If we teach our children that it’s not an insult to call someone gay we can help to stop this cycle of hate. Take the power out of the word don’t empower the word by making it off limits. A perfect example of this is the use of the “N word ” by young hip-hop artists. By taking ownership of the word instead of hiding the word they have in effect taken some of the sting out of it’s use. Obviously since I’m not using the word not all of the sting is removed but my point is censorship is never good even if it’s done for the right reason.

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie. As a country we pretend to be against drugs, gambling, and prostitution. Yet a recent study by the DEA found roughly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs. If accurate, that would be an increase of 80 percent in six years and more than the total abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants. Yet we will spend at least 50 billion dollars this year alone to fight illegal drugs. Meanwhile giving pharmaceutical companies huge subsidies which they spend on advertising. Gambling is illegal in most places except for the state sponsored lotteries, as long as you gamble your money with the state it’s ok. Prostitution is illegal almost everywhere, unless you agree to enter into a long term contract (i.e. Marriage). Then it’s fine to exchange sex for money, but if I want to enter into a short term lease then I’m a criminal.

The Lottery

I’m always amazed when I go to my local convenience store and see the line of people waiting to buy lottery tickets. I’m not comfortable making judgements about people but most of these people don’t seem to me to be rich. They seem like hard-working people who probably don’t have a lot of money, dreaming they will one day be rich. Ok not a great revaluation there but my point is rich people don’t buy lottery tickets. Maybe if you wanna be like somebody you should start by acting like them. Save your money and invest it in something you believe in. The richest people I know spend the least amount of money. Yet the poorest people I know spend money like crazy. Eating out all the time, smoking cigarettes, buying expensive prepackaged processed food, buying lottery tickets. Doesn’t it make sense that if you spend less you’ll have more. Trust me your not gonna be the next lottery millionaire. In your whole life have you ever met a lottery millionaire? I guess the only good thing about the lottery in my state of Virginia is all of the lottery profits go to schools. About 436 million a year, sounds like a lot until you hear the total state school budget for the year is 5.5 billion. Politicians always say people can spend their own money better than government but they are strangely silent on the lottery issue.