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Sunday, October 22, 2000

NFL So Far

Upset city today in the NFL. I still managed to escape a healthy 9-4. Eeyore is 7-6. I was thisclose to choosing the Chiefs over the Rams yesterday but I didn't have the guts to write it down. Oh well. Now I have to find a way to spend my time with no Sunday night game!

id Engine Licensing

3D Action Planet posted an interview with id's Todd Hollenshead about their policies for licensing Quake technology for other games. The interview acts as a follow-up to Hollenshead's recent comments in his .plan (story). Thanks Blue.

Saturday, October 21, 2000

NFL Week #8 Picks

OK, I already lost the first game by picking the Bucs (hooray!). Here are the rest of my prognostications for this week in the National . . . Football . . . League (with a bit of a tip of the hat to Bill Pidto): Cowboys, Saints, Broncos, Colts, Rams, Eagles, Titans, 49ers, Vikings, Raiders, Steelers, Redskins, Jets.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks for week #8: Saints, Broncos, Cowboys, Colts, Rams, Vikings, Eagles, 49ers, RAVENS, Raiders, BROWNS, Redskins, Jets

Todd Hollenshead .plan update

ToddH updated his .plan with a pointer to the recent ABC article on game violence and it's effects.

An excellent article (thanks proving sCary *is* good for something). I'm going to get the scientific review and read it myself. As soon as I saw that silly "1,000 studies" claim I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone debunked it.
A.T. Hun comments: As interesting as it may sound, since this Prof. Jonathan Freedman's research is sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, you have to wonder if it's a bit biased. Having said that, the most damning evidence I've found is that the violent crime rate in the U.S. is at its lowest point in many years. Certainly if such violent media had the profound effects so many claim, the rate should be skyrocketing. It isn't. It all boils down to paranoid fascism masquerading as parenting. Sad, isn't it.

Prism Review

Visor Central has posted a review of the Handspring Visor Prism, the first PalmOS-based PDA with 16bit color. The review speaks of it in glowing terms. I don't doubt that the color screen is very nice. However, I have a hard time dealing with the $450 price tag. I'll be sticking with my Visor Deluxe.

Alternate Presidential Candidates

So you don't want to vote Republican or Democrat? Can't vote for Ralph Nader because the country just isn't ready for a president named "Ralph"? Don't want to waste a vote for the Jimi Hendrix Party candidate or whatever the heck Woody Harrelson's always talking about? There are still more options! There's Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Quimby and, of course, my favorite candidate: Dave Barry.

Tim Sweeney Interview

Gamespy slapped up an interview with Epic's code wizard, Tim Sweeney, about the additions he is currently making to the Unreal engine and where he expects 3D graphics to be in five years (to sum up his point: I don't know, but it will be fast!). Thanks Blue.

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