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Scott Francis Baker

March 19th, 2010

On unlikely sources of wisdom @ 02:07 pm

I hate to turn to /. for political commentary, but this comment hit the nail on the head.

The government of a state, no matter how inept it may be, is in place to serve the needs of its citizens.

Private health care, no matter how competent, is in place to generate profit for the private corporation operating it.

February 26th, 2010

Netflix on the PS3 @ 10:51 am

I got my Netflix disc for the PS3 and decided to test it. The first thing I noticed when opening it is a big label on the envelope that says "do not return this disc". After I inserted the disc in your PS3 I couldn't find the icon to launch Netflix. It does not auto start, and it's not under the games section where PS3 games are when you insert the disc. Instead the Netflix icon is, logically, in the video section. After you launch Netflix it gives you a URL to visit on your PC. After you visit the URL it pairs up your PS3 with your Netflix account via a 6 digit code. From here you're able to watch anything in your queue that's streamable.

I'm left wondering why Netflix requires the disc to be in the system to stream content. It does not install the application to your system. Installing to your system would make more sense, as then I wouldn't have to insert the disc every time I wanted to stream content. The PS3 has a HD for this sort of thing, I'm not sure why Netflix doesn't use it. Perhaps it will be integrated with the system in a future software release?


February 11th, 2010

On wasted time, and dashed ambition @ 10:52 am

I've been playing Final Fantasy III on the DS for the past couple of months. I got all the way to the end where you "jump into the void" to fight the final boss. You have to fight four mini bosses, and then four other boss clones to get four ribbons before the last boss. This whole process takes about three hours and there is no save point. After you do all that you can fight the final boss, who proceeded to kill me in four rounds! Apparently the boss gets four attacks per turn.

Did I mention that there is no save point in the void. If at any point you die, you have to start all over and do the entire void again. Now I have to repeat three hours just to try again? That's really poor design considering how difficult the last guy is!

February 9th, 2010

Google Buzz @ 11:17 am

Google Buzz huh? I wonder if it will have more success than Google's other social networking experiments.

January 14th, 2010

Gigli FTW @ 01:12 pm

We always used to joke that if you download Gigli via BitTorrent instead of the studios sending a cease and decist that they'd mail you a check for $5.

(01:07:29 PM) Kirk Wipff: hahah, i start seeding gigli at home before i went to school and forgot about, so i come back home last weekend and was trying to figure out why the internet seemed slower than usual
(01:07:44 PM) Kirk Wipff: i go check the torrent and had uploaded 33.7 gb of gigli ROFL
(01:07:48 PM) Scott Baker: HAHAHAAHA
(01:08:01 PM) Kirk Wipff: mission accomplished!
(01:08:07 PM) Scott Baker: YOU WIN!
(01:08:33 PM) Scott Baker: You sir win 7 free innernetz
(01:08:49 PM) Kirk Wipff: haha of course no one else at the house could tell the difference in the connection so it could have gone on for who knows how long

January 8th, 2010

Mario = Paris Hilton? @ 03:13 pm

(02:58:08 PM) Scott Baker: Who would you rather hang out with on a boring Saturday: Mario or Link?
(02:58:40 PM) Dietz, Jason: Mario.
(03:00:27 PM) Scott Baker: Why?
(03:02:17 PM) Dietz, Jason: He's working class. Probably has good union contacts. I think he'd be fun to go to a bar with.
(03:04:18 PM) Scott Baker: I don't think he's working class
(03:04:40 PM) Scott Baker: I think he's totally Bourgeoisie
(03:04:49 PM) Scott Baker: I mean he collects GOLD coins ALL day long
(03:05:01 PM) Scott Baker: I think he's just a plumber so he'll have something to do
(03:05:11 PM) Scott Baker: I mean he collects coins, defaces brickwork, and does shrooms
(03:05:24 PM) Scott Baker: I think he's the Paris Hilton of the Mushroom Kingdom

January 6th, 2010

YouTube gets a lot of video y0! @ 01:15 pm

YouTube receives 20 hours of new video per minute. - NPR

If that's true, that means it would take you approximately 3.3 years to watch all the video upload to YouTube in a single day.

December 29th, 2009

Wizards of the Coast must give out crack to keep it's employees on track! @ 11:02 am

Wizards of the Coast puts out two magazines each month. They publish Dragon magazine, and Dungeon magazine for players and DMs respectively. Each magazine is published as a PDF and they're 120 pages each! That's 240 pages of D&D content they publish each month, in addition to all the other content they put on their site!

December 17th, 2009

TMZ: bringing families together @ 01:37 pm

(01:35:48 PM) Angela: Why no I am not checking TMZ when I could be folding clothes
(01:35:50 PM) Angela: how dare you ask
(01:37:10 PM) Scott Baker: That's good of you to stay on task
(01:37:44 PM) Angela: lol sorry taking some mommy time :P I mean it is important I keep on the Tiger woods inspired porno being filmed

I didn't ask, this was unprompted :P

December 4th, 2009

I'm officially in debt @ 02:53 pm

Yay I own a house again! I only have to live with the in-laws for another week and then I'm free!

Scott Francis Baker