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Techie Fight Clubs Springing Up 648

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the unleashing-geek-fury dept.
Browncoat writes "USAToday reports a new phenomenon hitting some of the cubicles of Silicon Valley. It seems that engineers and developers previously confined to sitting in front of their computers are getting their anger out the healthy way: by pummeling each other. From the article 'Inspired by the 1999 film Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton, underground bare-knuckle brawling clubs have sprung up across the country as a way for desk jockeys and disgruntled youths to vent their frustrations and prove themselves. "This is as close as you can get to a real fight, even though I've never been in one," the soft-spoken Siou said.'"

George Lucas Predicts Death of Big Budget Movies 561

Posted by Hemos
from the the-death-kneel-is-coming dept.
H_Fisher writes "Before the red carpet had cooled at last night's Academy Awards, George Lucas told the New York Daily News that big-budget movies will soon be history. From the article: "'The market forces that exist today make it unrealistic to spend $200 million on a movie,' said Lucas, a near-billionaire from his feverishly franchised outer-space epics. 'Those movies can't make their money back anymore. Look at what happened with King Kong.'" Lucas' prediction: "In the future, almost everything that gets shown in theaters will be indie movies ... I predict that by 2025 the average movie will cost only $15 million.""

Comment: Re:April 1st? (Score 1) 398

by Juvenall (#14686561) Attached to: 'True' Video iPod Coming Soon
In all honesty, it's kind of a bummer that these sites are so obsessed with breaking Apple secrets all the time. Imagine how cool it would have been if nobody knew this was coming out, and bam, suddenly it's announced..

It would be great for fans, but suck hard for general consumers. Take me for example. In 2004, I picked up a 20GB Gen3 as my first iPod. Two weeks later, Apple comes out with the brand new version with a vastly improved battery life. So it was back to the store to "upgrade". Now, about two hours before this news hit the net, I picked up a 30GB Gen5 to replace my 20GB Gen4. If the rumor is true, I'm strongly considering returning this and waiting a few months.

If I were a fan boy who loved blowing my money on anything Apple pushes, I'd be a pig in s**t right now. As a person who buys his iPod from his local Wal-Mart, it sucks that the new toy I just picked up picked up could already be outdated by a version with better features, improved battery life, etc.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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