nothing like a good 'ol shakedown by a government's tax authority
It's the people I don't hang out with who scare me, and even though I referenced the right-wing in my last post, I don't subscribe to any far-leaning ideology.
As most Americans seem more concerned about burning bushes, the destruction of society by letting anyone marry, and other ridiculous religious nonsense. The stupi-di-fi-cation of America was started by the right-wing years ago because a dumb American is a controllable American.
An anonymous reader writes "If you can say anything about Hank Chien, it's that he evidently doesn't take defeat very well. Sure, he knew not so deep down that his Donkey Kong World Record score wouldn't last forever, but he couldn't have foreseen that it would have been toppled so quickly. Twice, even. But he also knew that more Kong competition would be coming his way; namely Richie Knucklez Kong-Off in March. So Hank had something to prove, and prove he did. Scoring a massive 1,068,000 points in less than three hours, Hank has officially reclaimed the high score in Nintendo’s 1981 arcade classic."
taken from article: "Chernobyl's plant workers were testing the viability of using the reactor's steam turbine to generate the needed electricity until the diesel generators could begin providing sufficient power. This was the fourth time over the course of several years that this experiment was carried out -- with all earlier attempts having failed -- but this time it turned deadly." translation: fail, fail, fail, EPIC FAIL!!!!
Nintendo did what they had to do survive this generation: If they had just released another console with a normal controller and either slightly less power than, equal power to, or more power than X360 & PS3, the hardcore crowd would have just written it off as "kiddy" like they do all Nintendo consoles. I don't remember people complaining about the high amount of crapware on PSOne, another insanely popular system, but I guess if the system is made by a megacorp people don't seem to care.
Simple. Even though I know I'll get modded down for saying this - Yes, it does open the door for people to do what they want with what they purchased(running *nix/bsd, or coding your own program for the box) which I agree you should be able to do, but everyone I've ever known who has hacked their console has done it to play pirated/burned game software.