News Cap: Wolfgang Petersen remakes Paprika — New PS3 Slim — Japan bans Politicians from Twitter
Posted on August 18, 2009 by Kris Nelson
Wolfgang Petersen is making a live-action Paprika. I heard about this earlier in the month, but am still in shock. The famed director of Das Boot, The Perfect Storm, Troy, Air Force One, Outbreak is working on a live-action rendition of the amazing anime Paprika. Maybe he has more in common with Satoshi Kon than I initially gave him credit for: they both excel at cataclysmic epics. Yet, I wonder why mess with a good thing?
Slimmer. Removable Hard Drive. Noisy. The long-awaited revised PlayStation 3 has arrived… almost. The guys at engadget got their paws on one and spill about the new functional buttons, the removable 120GB-standard hard drive, loss of the Install Other OS feature, and the heartbreaking whirr:
At a baseline average of 49 db, the Slim averages between 53 and 56 db when in use / playing a game / installing data (in this case, Metal Gear Solid 4), compared to the 55 to 57 db of the original. Blu-ray movie playback is where it becomes noticeable, as the slim peaked for us at 60 db when the original was doing 70 db running the same disc.
I know most of you didn’t even read that, but I think decibel talk is sexy! Anyway, you can get your paws on your own new PS3 Slim come September 1st (North America and Europe), September 3rd (Japan).
Japan Politicians banned from Twitter, Facebook, blogging. Can you imagine that the country that has invented okonomiyaki-making robots forbids its politicians from updating their personal web sites during the campaign period? The 1950 Public Offices Election Law draws criticism in modern times, because it prevents the open, accessible forum so many citizens are used to thanks to social-networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. [via Time]