The Playstation 3 really is going for $4000+ (at least at the moment) on eBay. I put my own meager bid of the retail list price on one of the cheaper ones, and 2 seconds later I was outbid. I don’t know who I feel more sorry for, the sellers who won’t sell it for $10K, or the buyers who are getting screwed royally. I know, I know. Economics. They’ll sell at whatever price the market can bear. Still. What a buncha frickin’ idiots; it’s retail for me, or not at all. Hell, even the retail price is too expensive, IMHO 😛

Then again, just because someone wins a bid doesn’t mean they’ll pay it 😛

MS should lower the price on the 360 and make a ton; but, then there might be a supply issue just as there is for the PS3. lol.

Either way, I would think the smart buyer would be apt to wait 6-12 months, knowing the failure rate of the PS1 and PS2 when they came out. Well, those buyers who are actually buying the system to have, that is 😛

So, this weekend was pretty kewl. It just so happened to be a long one, which just so happened to be fine with me. Friday, Ruthie and I did a little shopping. Shocking, that I would subject myself to such craziness. But, it was all good 🙂 Ruthie got a cool lil santa on sale–let the Christmas decorating commence 🙂 We also went the next day, and I got some jeans and a nice shirt–rare is it that I get new jeans, but I definitely needed some new ones. Did a lil gaming at Matt & Rynn’s afterwards, had some very good (and hot) chili at Casa Blanca, and then we all geeked out at the Meachams’ for some Galactica goodness.

Very nice episode this week, me thinks. Baltar, as moronic as he is, might actually start making headway into the Cylon culture. He has a mastery of projection which is, more than likely, far in advance than that of the Cylons themselves. All we really saw of Caprica’s projection experience, though, was the woods she manifested last week.

Saturday was kinda clouy, rainy and meh, so Ruthie and I spent most of the day WoWing. We got our gnome mages up to 28 and 29, respectively. We’re just a hop, skip and a jump from having mechano-strider mounts (a.k.a. mechanical chickens). My priest is up to level 21, and a good lil way to 22 now.

And, so Sunday. Ahhh, a nice relaxing Sunday at the folks. My dad and I are going to a presentation on my alma-mater’s campus about the future of spaceflight, which should be quite interesting. It’s part of a series, and I’ve only been to one other. My parents’ router is very funky. OS X doesn’t seem to talk to it very well, and Windows doesn’t at all. I think they need a new one. All of the tweaking, resetting, and tweaking again have done nada 😛

  • Repealing of the Bush tax cuts
    • Increased unemployment, because the “taxes on the rich” will preclude the ability to hire new employees (will probably be blamed on Bush)
    • Increase in taxes for all taxpayers, particularly the middle class
    • Increase in frivolous, generally unconstitutional, social spending
  • Decreased funding in defense
    • Increased unemployment in all sectors of defense work
    • Decreased activity in Iraq and Afghanistan
      • Could be seen by Islamic fanaticism as surrender on our part if done in the wrong way and too early, and might spark futher attacks on American soil and interests
  • Lift on partial birth abortion ban
  • More “big” lawsuits
    • Big oil?
  • Impeachment of a wartime President
  • Trading one set of bumbling idiot millionaires for another

Of course, I hope I’m wrong on most of it, if not all of it–except for maybe the last one, I think it’s pretty accurate for many in the Congress. I’m sure there’s more I could think of, when the mental haze of morning lifts. Suffice it to say, things might kinda suck in the next few years.