Archive for January 17, 2009

A hit for everyone else too in the short term

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news, tech

The Circuit City failure is going to be very painful for an awful lot of people. Tens of thousands out of work. Thousands of their suppliers and auxiliary companies hit hard.

Their competitors who survive will take a short term hit as well as people flock to get discounted deals.

If you are one of those people doing just that REMEMBER fill out those warranty cards with the manufacturer and/or hit their web sites to register. You won’t have someplace to return stuff so protect your investment as best as you can.

And remember if you do have a computer tech problem, DaTechGuy can support you from anywhere in the world as long as you have a high speed connection.

Update: Full details of terms etc are available at the Circuit City Website.

An inherent truth

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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The Wall Street Journal’s review of the the Nation’s magazine The Nation’s guide to the Nation delivers some comedy that I suspect the book doesn’t intend. But there is one part of the review that hits a particular nail on the head:

The Nation guide recommends a bookstore in Madison, Wis., by saying: “George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld do not want you to shop at Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative.” Yeah, remember that clerk, Dylan, the guy who was named Rainbow employee of the month last June? He’s in Gitmo now.

Gird Yourself for Exciting Yet Imaginary Battles!
As far as The Nation is concerned, just about every progressive bookstore, musician, theater troupe and mime is committed to fighting the stranglehold of censorship. Except, well, they don’t actually get censored, so it’s like they’re committed to fighting the stranglehold of Klingons.

That line encompasses everything about the left and oppression these days. Over and over they talk about speaking truth to power and how there were censored by the Bush administration except that they don’t challenge any power that might actually strike back. Those days a long gone. Maybe they are referring to the violence inherent in the system.

“committed to fighting the stranglehold of Klingons.” Marvelous!

My son must be kinda bright

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news

On the drive home from Anna Maria college my son mentioned that he never liked Tom Hanks. I defended him as an actor and as a producer.

However it looks like the kid might have had a point, as he is channeling Richard Cohen with this brilliant bit of insight. The Other McCain gives an opinion that sounds familiar:

With the sole exception of Massachusetts, we are all living under tyrannical un-American oppression. And we never even realized it until Tom Hanks told us so.

How wonderful it must be to have such enlightenment.

Forgetting the morality of it…

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in employment, opinion/news

It hits me that is this isn’t some kind of hoax that 3.7 million put into a series of 13 bank accounts at 3% will earn $111,000 annually.

Even if taxes eat up say 30% that’s still 2.59 mil at 3% That still $77,700 a year. One person can live a comfortable life off that easy.

This likely means that if the bidding goes no higher then Ms Dylin will never have to work for the rest of her life depending on the lifestyle she chooses.

Of course if this does happen then it will be emulated and the going price would likely shrink. So we will see if this becomes a growth industry.

This is a funny suggestion but a waste of funds:

Is she promising to have sex with the highest bidder, or is she promising to let that person “take her virginity”?

If it’s the latter, some enterprising abstinence group should buy the option and then refuse to exercise it. I bet that’d make for a fun contract dispute after she figured out what happened.

That would sell tickets at Court TV.