Thursday, 5 January 2012

A rather late unqualified lookback on Mr Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens is a man who many would say to be an iconoclast, his opinions stirred many on both political spectrums, I got a copy of God is Not Great by him on my Kindle, on Christmas Day, the Kindle also came on Christmas day, at 99p, priced presumably for Christmas almost ironically AND his recent demise, if the price drop was due to respect for the man or a cynical manoeuvre is a relatively hard decision to make.

I wanted to buy two other books instead however both The Missionary Position and No One Left To Lie To, his opinions on both Mother Teresa and the Clinton family are not available, in the UK at least, on Kindle.
Now there are 2 reasons why I do not want to buy the print version.
1) Too fucking expensive
2) I have 4 print books which have been basically untouched due to procrastination and my Kindle, along with another print book assigned to me by a friend which I am a quarter way through.

The left had many issues with his positions on the Iraq war however they were justified by primarily 2 reasons.
1) Saddam Hussein was basically a fanatical Sharia supporting cunt, similar to many member of the Republic Party in America, with Sharia being replaced with Biblical Law, a term I just made up since I have nothing better to do than make up words which make me seem like a intellectual when I have no such mental capabilities and the words sprouting out of my fingers are like the typical conversation with a man of Down's Syndrome or a 'Mong' as a certain Mr Gervais of London likes to call them.
2) He also spouted (with class, I am not insulting the man) the same opinion on the Falklands, which we should note that the inhabitants of the area DID NOT want the Argentinian junta being there; for quite a similar reason, so it's a bit like the Jews of Poland thinking that Hitler would be kind when he was invading Poland while engaging in the Holocaust in Germany, Austria (his birth place), Czechoslovakia, among other countries.

He gained both a lot of allies and a lot of enemies however, to say that this man had no effect on the society in which he lived or that he was not only a prolific writer but a astonishing journalist, who stated what he saw and what he believed with such genuineness and honesty, would be an outright lie.

RIP Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

PC I'm building

A budget gaming PC I am building, it shows two graphics cards because I'm wondering which one to get, feel free to tell me which one I should get.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Plantronics GameCon 367 Closed Ear Gaming Headset Review

I have recently decided to build a new gaming PC; mainly because my laptop is an old, cant take anything more than 5 Centigrade and handle any game remotely powerful piece of garbage. I knew that I would probably need a headset as well that could also work with my laptop until I finish building my new one.
I looked through Amazon to find anything cheap and good for the entry level dumb gaming person such as myself, I found something I thought would do the trick,
The Plantronics Gaming GameCon 367 Closed Ear Gaming Headset was something I thought would do the trick, so I decided to buy it, and decide whether it was good considering the fact that gaming parts usually cost £50~ pounds but I thought I didn't need the most powerful computer known to all of mankind which would be completely envied by the people at CERN, so I decided that it was enough for me.

When I got it 2 days later (which is a amazing for the blokes at Royal Mail, a miracle I presume for the Americans. I decided to test it immediately, because I am that sort of judgemental illegitimate son, and decided to test it by playing some music.
At first I thought the sound quality was a bit off and was a bit disappointed, since I am a over-reacting perfectionist as usual, After a bit I realised it was just because it was new, and it was typical for all similar systems of its type.
Now that was the speaker side done, but I needed an opinion of someone else to whether the microphone was working aswell, because I used Audacity to judge that I personally thought it was acceptable, so I first went to an opinion of an old friend on the gaming platform Steam, with its god-awful voice chat ability, and he decided it was good too, however I decided that the best way to try this was through Skype, so I asked two other friends (since I am an insecure, over-worrying baboon), to talk to me over Skype; the response was also that it was a good headset, so I left the conversation with a smug over-compensating face.

Overall, it is a good entry level gaming headset and for £18 quid you can't really mind the value for its price. Speakers = Good and Microphone = Good.
If you want something like what I wanted, this is one of your best bets.