Guns on Campus

Given the unfortunate propensity in this country for psychos to walk into public places and start killing people, most recently at Northern Illinois University, the debate over whether or not guns should be allowed on college campuses has become a major issue. Only a couple of universities, including the University of Utah, where I attend, allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their guns on campus. Anti-gun groups claim that allowing concealed carry on campus would result in even more shootings; pro-gun groups say that the only way that students will be able to defend themselves from a psychotic gunman is to be on equal ground with the shooter. My thoughts after the jump. Click to continue reading…

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Confirmed: Blu-ray Wins

It was expected that Blu-ray would win the HD “war.” Shortly after our previous story on the subject, Toshiba announced that they will stop making HD-DVD players. This was only one day after Wal-Mart decided to stop selling HD-DVDs. Now the battle will be between Blu-ray, regular DVD disks, and internet downloading.

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Japanese Human Tetris Show Soon to be on Fox

A previously reported phenomenal Japanese show featuring people trying to contort themselves into strange shapes will soon be remade for American audiences and featured on Fox. Fremantle, best known for “American Idol,” will be producing the show.

[Source: AOL News]


Nicaragua Wins “Patriots Win” Shirts and Caps

DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA — Due to the unexpected loss of the New England Patriots, hundreds of shirts and caps created in advanced to celebrate a Super-win for the Patriots have been shipped to Nicaragua and given out to children in the city of Diriamba.

According to Miriam Diaz, of humanitarian organization, World Vision, “The children are the winners.”

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[Source: Reuters]

[Image credit: Steven Perez]

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HD-DVD is Toast!

Engadget, the popular gadget website, just put HD-DVD on their “deathwatch.”

HD-DVD looked promising with it’s slightly lower price range, but with Sony’s continual push of Blu-ray technology, HD-DVD looks pretty beat. It might be due to lack of studio support for HD-DVD, with Blu-ray now holding about 70% of newly released titles. Warner gave Blu-ray an little extra bump when they went Blu-ray only. Maybe, it was the two largest movie rental companies, Netflix and Blockbuster, following suit and also going Blu-ray only. It also could have been the higher quality of Blu-ray movies, with a single disk being able to hold two to four times more infomation than an HD-DVD disk. Perhaps, it was even the Playstation 3 that helped Blu-ray. Just kidding.


[Source: Engadget]

[Image credit: Travis Church]

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