November 3rd, 2005

Walter

....woah.

This was a much cooler result before those other two movies came out. *sigh*

But I do appreciate them having a self-doubting, introverted hero on their list.

You scored as Neo, the "One". Neo is the computer hacker-turned-Messiah of the Matrix. He leads a small group of human rebels against the technology that controls them. Neo doubts his ability to lead but doesn't want to disappoint his friends. His goal is for a world where all men know the Truth and are free from the bonds of the Matrix.

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Neo, the "One"

96%

Batman, the Dark Knight

79%

The Amazing Spider-Man

71%

The Terminator

67%

Lara Croft

63%

James Bond, Agent 007

58%

Maximus

58%

William Wallace

54%

El Zorro

50%

Indiana Jones

50%

Captain Jack Sparrow

50%

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Walter

Dirty, dirty whores

If you needed more reasons to not shell out $400+ for the new XBox, check out this Ars Technica article, courtesy of Slashdot... It has been confirmed my multiple sources.

In short, Microsoft has carefully planned to ensure that the XBox 360 is sold out at launch. Not just by releasing fairly small numbers of consoles in the first run (as Sony did with the PS2), but carefully limiting the number of consoles per store, and requiring retailers to have large "SOLD OUT" signs on hand and prominently displayed... having forced them to sign agreements that their stores be guaranteed to have "sold out" at the end of the first day of the launch. While most stores will recieve 20-50 consoles, some may only get 10 to start with, and of course they are contractually obligated to "sell out" on the first day after a certain time has passed, regardless of how many they may actually have left.

I'm really glad we nailed Microsoft on unfair business practices, so they can't do that stuff anymore. I was worried for a second there! (Edit: as some have already pointed out, this is not unfair in the legal sense, just asinine and kind of insulting to the people who want to buy one of these before christmas.)

If you are compelled to go pick one up, be sure to have your "I am a consumer whore!" t-shirt on, kids!

If you steal one, or "buy" yours out of the back of a moving truck, or even just conspire with disgruntled Best Buy employees to fuck over this bullshit media grabbing campaign, though, I will still respect you. (Especially if you then mod it and defeat the new and improved "undefeatable" hardware protection and run Linux on there.) But you will get bonus points for wearing the t-shirt while you do it.
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