TechwareLabs Dan Shannon fires the TWL Shirt Cannon in Slo-Mo
This is just a teaser vid of our coverage of the Knight 4 Gamers event in which we gave away several AMD processors, held a Call of Duty 4 competition, and fired about a hundred tee shirts into a crowd of over 2000 attendees. Stay tuned for our full event coverage, pictures, and video’s.
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Antec Two Hundred Mid-Tower Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
Futurelooks’ Exclusive Pre-Launch Hands On Preview of Halo 3: ODST for the Xbox 360
Halo fans have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. Although Halo Wars launched in the interim, it really didn’t give us that First Person Shooter action that we expected of the Halo franchise. The answer we’ve all been waiting for is Halo 3: ODST.
MSI US Announces New Netbook – Wind U110 ECO
The U110 features best in class battery Life – up to 15 + hours of
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – September 21, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce the new netbook -Wind U110 ECO. The Wind U110 weighs just 3.2 pounds, features the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z530 (1.60GHz), a 160GB HDD and an ultra efficient best in class 15+ hours battery life (9-cells).
Despite being just 1.24 inches thick at it widest point, the U110 is a multimedia powerhouse. The ultra mobile U110 features a 10” backlit LCD with a crystal clear 1024×600 resolution, high definition web cam, 2 speakers, built-in mic, a reliable 802.11 b/g/n LAN, and is Bluetooth ready for constant connectivity.
Silverstone SG05 Case review @ Motherboards.org
SilverStone has done a fine job making a mini-ITX case ready for the consumer market. The case supports a wide variety of expansion and if your motherboard supports it, even a 9” dual-slot graphics card. SilverStone has tested the included PSU with a HD 4850 graphics card and a fairly impressive Core 2 Quad 9550 with the 300W PSU and found it to work. Unfortunately, I did not have the motherboard or CPU to test how the PSU would work. The ITX220 motherboard from ASUS worked easily with no problems as to necessary power.
Finally a Congressman Pushing a Resolution the American Public can Stand Behind!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you willing to put your family on this government assistance, which is different from the one you currently use? If you’re not willing to put your family in the system, why should the rest of us?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of the people in Congress and the Senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they’re asking us to be on?
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
(END VIDEO CLIP)
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Well, that’s what this fellow wants to know. You cook it, you damn well better eat it. My next guest taking folks up on it. He is pushing to force members of Congress to sign up for the public health care plan top Democrats still want to create.
Congressman John Feehery is not only a Republican from Louisiana. He’s also a doctor.
So, Congressman, you say, if Congress is going to propose, they should take up, right?
REP. JOHN FLEMING (R), LOUISIANA: Well, absolutely, Neil.
You know, I came to Washington for the first time in January, concerned about the arrogance and hypocrisy of Congress. And I found once I got there that I grossly underestimated the problem.
This — my resolution, House Resolution 615, simply says that, if you vote for a public option, that you are willing to join it, because there’s a carve-out, there’s a waiver for Congress that says that we don’t have to join it.
And, so far, we have over 300,000 Americans who have signed the petition. And the rapidity of which that is growing is actually increasing. And we have 69 co-sponsors, all Republicans. And I have reached out to all the Democrats in the House and none have been willing to sign on.
CAVUTO: Well, the reason why they haven’t signed on to it, Congressman, is it goes against what Henry Waxman has said — I think I have got the gist of this right, sir — that that is the beauty of what they are proposing. You have the option of keeping what you have or going the public route, and they would be exercising that, that that is their freedom, and that that would be folks’ freedom at home.
You’re not buying it?
FLEMING: No, I — I really don’t agree with that.
If you understand, Neil, that, today, we have Medicare, which is a microcosm, if you will, of a single-payer system, it’s heavily subsidized and supported by private insurance. As we enlarge that balloon, that Medicare single-payer balloon, it’s going to begin to create a black hole, and suck in private insurance recipients.
It may be — it’s estimated as much as 113 Americans will be pulled off of the roll and into the remaining single-payer system. So, a lot of people who like what they have and want to keep it will not be able to do that because of the differential cost to businesses, who must save costs in order to compete with one another.
CAVUTO: All right, so, when they argue that — that that will never happen, you are saying it will happen. They say you don’t have proof that that is going to happen.
But the arguments withstanding, Doctor, I would be curious, what is on your own take on any kind of health care reform passing this calendar year?
FLEMING: Well, again, I came, Neil, to Washington wanting health care reform.
All of my Republican colleagues want health care reform. But we want commonsense reform, not nonsense reform. There — there’s a core 10 million Americans who desire to have private insurance who can’t afford it, for different reasons, preexisting illness and so forth, or can’t get it.
And we really want to focus on where the needs are. Most Americans can get good health care and have good coverage. And, so, I — I would really have to say that totally destroying a very good system, the best health care in the world, and remaking it into the image of Canada’s system or the U.K., which is very unhappy with their system, with long waits and all sorts of difficulties with access to system, rationing and so forth…
FLEMING: … I just think that that is the wrong thing to do.
CAVUTO: All right, we were just showing, as you were talking, Congressman, a forum going on, a live forum going on, in Senator McCaskill’s neck of the woods here.
She was the Democratic senator, as you probably were aware, said that protesters do in fact have a — a legitimate beef, and they’re not being put up, as — as Nancy Pelosi seemed to imply in a column today.
How much backlash is the speaker getting over that column?
FLEMING: Well, there is a tremendous backlash, as you can see from these videos, of people who say, look, this is a litmus test.
If this is something that is so great for us, and you’re doing this for us, and you’re willing to explode the budget to the tune of $1 trillion over five, maybe 10 years, then why don’t you just sign up now and show us, make a good example of yourselves?
And, again, we have not seen one single — and we have tried to pass language in House Resolution 615 in the committees themselves.
CAVUTO: All right.
FLEMING: And the Democrats have voted it down.
Senator — Congressman, thank you very much.
Jason’s Note: That man’s first drink is on me at any bar of his choice. Flemming has my vote if he ever moves to Florida.
UPDATE: While interestingly enough the House.gov site is up and running, John Flemming’s site is down. As a side note if it ever comes back up you can go there and add your name to the petition to pass this resolution.