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17 December 2009 @ 07:16 am
Bad joke (mostly) averted  
When you stop and think about it, it's really amazing how much news reporting has changed in the past five or ten years. During the weekend the news (or rumors at least) about the Nexus One was dropped. A few days later and articles are citing information gained from trademark registrations, FTC reports, Picasa searches (tag data for some photos indicate they were taken with a Nexus One), hacked ROMs, and who knows what else. Certainly all the same information would have existed before the age of the internet, but how long would it have taken people to put it all together?

On sorta the same topic, i hadn't realized until someone else pointed it out that the replicants in Blade Runner were of the "Nexus Six" model. I was then further surprised to find out that Rob Zombie's song "More Human Than Human" is about Blade Runner, at least in part. It's one of my favorite songs (by which i mean it's part of my usual rotation of several thousand songs =) but he does tend to garble the lyrics a bit, and i never could really understand what he was saying for the first part the line "I am the Nexus One, I want more life fucker, I ain't done" and although i did understand the rest i didn't make the connection with the Blade Runner quote either.

(As an aside, when i checked the lyrics on the Song Meanings page for reference i was amused by the comments. A couple people discussing the Blade Runner references, a lot of people making up really random crap, and a couple people trying to Godwin the thread =)

And when i finally do get around to deciding if i want a Nexus One or a Droid or what, i should remember to check out BillShrink.com again. They seems to have a pretty nifty system for letting you know what the best cell phone plans for your needs are. I haven't dug into it yet, but they seem to be claiming that there are cheaper plans from Verizon than i was able to locate digging around on their website myself.

(And now i really want an icon of the "Priss and the Replicants" sign, but i can't find a screencap online and it's going to be awhile before i can find the time to make one myself =P)
 
 
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Kirin: Servbot-3Dkirinn on December 19th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Speaking of things inspired by Blade Runner, did you see the story that the upcoming Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is supposedly toying with an option that will make it sound like the hover-cars from BR? Fun times.