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Lik-Sang sets the record straight with what really happened to them by Sony, and how Sony really are suing the crap out of them. “First of all, Sony’s claim that Lik-Sang didn’t turn up and therefore incurred no legal cost is absolute nonsense.” He goes on to explain the details and cost that Sony made them spend, forcing them to shutdown.

Follow-up to yesterday’s post. And yes, Sony really are complete bastards.

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Websites like “www.forgetsony.tk” have already popped up pleading with the gaming community to send Sony a message. This message is boycott Sony.

I’ve been boycotting Sony since the rootkit fiasco, so I don’t need to be asked. Putting Lik-Sang out of business is disgusting (this coming from someone who never used their services) and Sony deserves every bit of the anger and bad press directed at them.

It warms my heart when companies like Sony get their comeuppance.

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Not only do we need no God to explain the universe and life. God stands out in the universe as the most glaring of all superfluous sore thumbs. We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can’t disprove, we can say that God is …

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QOTD

Today’s quote comes from Ricardo Calvo, who was censured by FIDE for writing an article critical of them (allegedly for racism, but that was just the excuse they used), back when Campomanes was pulling all the strings:

‘The greatest weapon of our enemies is that people will tire of fighting them.’

Words to remember.

Link.

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Here’s some interesting philosophizing: Web 2.0 as post-modernism…or something like that. Link.

Today’s quote of the day comes from that very article: ‘The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.’ – G.K. Chesterton

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An excellent article on the rise of precursors of fascism, discussing the widening ranks of white supremacists in the U.S. Army, reassertion of masculinity, vigilantism and the increasing militarization of culture as being typical of the rise of fascist states in Europe and now present in their early forms in the United States, can be found here.

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Kramnik wins!

Vladimir Kramnik wins the world chess championship on tiebreaks in spite of forfeiting game 5 over a locked toilet. Topalov’s reputation is probably ruined. The missed game and unjustifiable protest by Topalov’s side are moot. And FIDE is damned lucky this ended as cleanly as it did.

Link: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=52037

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