Sam Machkovech
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Oct 7, 2014 Sam Machkovech commented on Women Aren't Letting Men Lead the Conversation About Sexism Anymore.
Also fitting the post's theme: Anita Sarkeesian's remarkable speech at the XOXO conference, which was posted today.…
Feb 16, 2013 Sam Machkovech commented on Ahleuchatistas Is a Fascinating Musical Joyride.
Am I the only person who attended this? Really rad show, though that's mostly cuz of headliners Buke & Gase, who Ahleuchatistas joined for an encore jam. B&G are among the best touring avant-pop bands right now.
Jul 11, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on Heckle Me.
Many of 826's amazing volunteers have a prior engagement on Tuesday--as in, the 826 softball team will be playing in Queen Anne. (We're called the Oscar Wildes.) We too would probably rather see Jen speak about the craft than lose 20-0, once again, to the Gates Foundation's team, but alas. Hope it's a good one.
Mar 27, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on On Geeks, Nerds, Dorks and Posers.
Leigh Alexander weighed in on this'un:…
Mar 26, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on Nerd Alerts!!!.
Mary! For shame! You forgot an even bigger nerd thing this evening: Nintendo's Zelda symphony series comes to Benaroya tonight, its only hometown appearance. Part of the series' 25th anniversary celebration.
Mar 22, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on Today in Catholic Priests Linked to Nintendo DS Game Consoles Containing Child Pornography.
See, this is why police departments need nerds around when cases like this come up. The Nintendo DSi has a web browser, sure, but it doesn't save very much web history, so his excuse about the photos coming from browsed websites is baloney. The woman in question found those photos in the system's "photo" app. You have to either take the photos yourself or intentionally load them onto the SD card that comes with the system. And if you check the resolution of the photos that were found, you could tell 100% for sure that Bullman took the photos using the goddamned game system as his lens of choice.

Worse, its sound effect for when a photo is taken cannot be silenced--a preventative measure to curb Japanese boys' habit of sneaking underskirt photos of schoolmates--so whoever was in those photos knew damn well what was happening. He couldn'tt just hold the system up and fake like he was playing Nintendo while some kids changed (not that that's much better, but still).

David, can I invoice you for this entirely-too-specific analysis of underage porn on a Nintendo DSi?
Feb 8, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on What Song Should Be Seattle's Hockey Team's Goal Song?.
@13: Pantera recorded the Dallas Stars song in 1999, if you really need a timeline on that one.
Feb 8, 2012 Sam Machkovech commented on What Song Should Be Seattle's Hockey Team's Goal Song?.
You're better off soliciting a modern band to record something. When Dallas hijacked the Minnesota North Stars, they hijacked the remaining strands of Pantera to record a metal Stars theme. It's stupid, but way better than your average jock jam.