Meanwhile, someone points out why weblogs suck. All of their points are valid and well argued, and have convinced me to stop blogging. Wait, no they haven't. But they're still right. I'm in the realm of the "Self-Important Moron", who actually thinks people care about my opinions on world issues. And even if they don't, those of you that have me on your friends page are going to have to suffer through my rants anyway.
Now, Mirimax owns all of the distribution righs for several Hong Kong flicks (I've mentioned this before). But, they're taking it a step further. Not only do they go after peole distributing the foreign language versions in the US, they're going after sites that link to sites that distribute them outside of the US. Yes, that's right. A foreign site distributes the film legally. A US site links to the site that sells the film legally. According to Mirimax, that site is breaking the law. So they send a made up Cease and Desist letter and try to shut down Kung Fu Cult Cinema.
KFC Cinema's response.
Apparently, yesterday wasn't the day of the fucktards and I could escape it. No, it spilled over into today: Girl scouts are taught to make the "hard sell" on their cookies. "You already bought some? Well, don't buy these to eat, donate them to troops overseas." Now, in all honesty, I actually approve of the fact that customers can buy cookies for overseas soldiers. But teaching the kids to be pushy salesmen depresses me. I'm going to go kill something until it makes me feel better.
In a case of "I could have told you that", they've discovered that the UIs in aircraft aren't user friendly, and this can lead to a crash. In a crisis, the pilots get too much information and it causes confusion. Really? As a kid, I always wondered why cockpits had so much crap in them, when I could use a flightsim with a handful of guages. What other information was really that important? I just wrote it off as "stuff I don't know enough about." But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that piloting isn't so complicated that it requires a wall-o-guages. An intelligent interface (computer based) would be ideal- it would display pertinent information in real-time.
Now, in a story that really gets me happy, Action figures becomes an art-form, and gets freed from corporate activity in the process. None of these really appealed to me, but the idea that more people than metaphorge are really getting into the action-figure mod/creation racket appeals to me greatly.