Poem Anthology 1: Fog Part 4

Here’s the final part of my Fog Poem Anthology, titled Too Good for The World to See

Approaching, Drifting, Scared

Afraid what will happen if I go in there

Whatever lurks there

Whatever creeps

Must be bad enough

To be hidden by The Fog

 

Although Maybe I’m wrong

Maybe it’s good

Too good for the world to see

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~Jacob Montgomery

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OPINION: Why I don’t want to “Just Deal With” an Only-Online System

Yesterday, Microsoft Studio’s Creative Director, Adam Orth, was tweeting about an “On-All-The-Time” future, and how people aren’t with the times of the Internet. He got in an argument with a BioWare employee, Manheer Heir, and told him to just “deal-with” the online future. However, I don’t think Heir is alone here. I along with many other people find reasons why there should be an offline option for games. The following is a string of Tweets from Orth, about what he expects from electronics and electronics consumers, before his “deal with it” tweet.

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Although the beginning might be exaggerated, the end tweets are surprising. Every system always-on? I don’t think so. In 2012, Microsoft announced that they had sold 76 million units, and that only 46 million subscribed to XBOX Live. A little more than half. That still leaves 30 million users who are not connected to the Internet, and therefore, by an always-on system, couldn’t even operate it. But don’t worry, they can just “deal with it”.

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However, there are other problems that could arise from online systems. Internet connection problems are commonplace, and if any console wants to sell well as an online system, the WiFi infrastructure has to be greatly improved first. If I can’t rely on something to work at least 90% of the time, I’m not going to spend my time OR money on it.

Microsoft has not officially commented about their system being always-on, but since these tweets, an unspecified source said to Kotaku that “If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time — currently three minutes, if I remember correctly — the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started,” referring to the next XBOX.

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~Jacob Montgomery

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All pictures are from IGN http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/05/microsoft-creative-director-on-always-online-deal-with-it

Quirky Little Things I Find Amusing #4

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Although not really a little thing, I do find this very amusing. It shows some of the many problems I see with the American Education system. There are so many problems not only with our educational systems, but with our country as a whole. I found another video to go along with thism by RSA Animate about how we should change our educational paradigms, which can be found below.

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~Jacob Montgomery

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Note: I apologize for the exceptionally large graphic.

RSA Animate Video – Changing Educational Paradigms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

Poem Anthology 1: Fog Part 3

Here is the third part in my poetry anthology on Fog. 

Relaxing muscles stretched and thin

Welcoming in frest new skin

Couldn’t be better

Could be worse

Steam, steam, coming in.

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~Jacob Montgomery

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Quirky Little Things I Find Amusing #3

Quirky Little Things I Find Amusing #3

This is a picture I found that I find to be so true. Although bad things happen all the time, think about all of the good. The Titanic, for example. I know it sounds dark, but the Titanic was vastly under capacity. Only about half of the people that could have been on the ship were. Plus, there were survivors. Everyone could have died, but thanks to certain rescue ships, they didn’t.

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~Jacob Montgomery

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Poem Anthology 1: Fog Part 2

Here is the second part of my poem anthology on Fog. It’s a haiku.

A stranger, strolling

A whisper speaking to me

Inside the dark fog

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~Jacob Montgomery

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Title of the new Doctor Who episode?

A few days ago, it was reported that Matt Smith and David Tennant had completed their first readthrough of the script, and later, their second. This picture was released to showcase that: Image

 

At first, I passed this off, relieved that David Tennant joining Doctor Who again wasn’t just a premature April Fool’s joke. However, I you look closely, you can see what appears to be the title of the episode: “Blue Ammends”

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What do you think this could mean? And what other cast members could be included in this?

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~Jacob Montgomery

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