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Walker seeks to streamline three agencies

first_imgDownload AudioGovernor Bill Walker is seeking to streamline three state agencies responsible for financing economic development, housing, and renewable energy.He signed an administrative order Thursday requiring the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Energy Authority, and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to find opportunities to become more efficient or consolidate.The agencies have more than $3 billion in assets and employ 440 people. Walker says the state hasn’t pre-determined what the outcome will be.“This is a process that will be inclusive, not exclusive,” he said. “It’s not going to be a process where we come up with an edict on the third floor and say, ‘This is the way it’s going to be.’ We invite them – no one knows their agencies better than them. So they have been doing this a bit internally themselves. So we just have expanded that a bit.”Commissioner of Administration Sheldon Fisher will lead the effort. Walker said he expects the recommendations will require new state laws next legislative session.last_img read more

The hype and disappointment of the Fallout 4 PipBoy Edition

first_imgFallout 4 is finally out! If you’re one of the lucky/psychotic few who preordered the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition in time, you might be wearing a Pip-Boy on your arm right now (and not reading this because you’re still wandering the Commonwealth). If not, you might not ever see that edition of the game in the wild. This video is for you, because I managed to get one.It’s, uh, okay? It looks really cool, there’s no question. Simply as a prop it’s pretty impressive, especially with the stand and the Vault 111 case. All of that stuff is great. Unfortunately, the plastic is poorly molded, so this $150 phone-holder is kind of crappy if you want to use it as a second screen experience Pip-Boy.First, the good. It looks great, based on the Pip-Boy 3000 in Fallout 4, loaded with nice details like knobs and buttons that don’t do anything and a pair of amber LEDs that also don’t do anything, but really add to the look. It also has a solid metal hinge and clasp, and should fit around nearly anyone’s arm.It’s cheaply made, though. It’s not flimsy, but the molding of the phone-holder is too tight and couldn’t hold a Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the six phones Bethsoft explicitly says is compatible with the Pip-Boy. One of the useless buttons became lodged inside the Pip-Boy’s casing when I pressed it experimentally, and getting that out is going to be a pain in the ass. The cell phone cover’s lid keeps bumping against the front amber LED when I open it, and I can’t open it at all if the Pip-Boy is latched closed around my arm. And, while it can fit around my beefy forearm, the tabs that hold the two halves of the Pip-Boy together sometimes become misaligned between the foam and the plastic shell. It’s just not well-made.The box is useless because of this poor molding. It’s a really cool-looking storage case with a flip-up lid and two tabs on the side to hold it in place. They don’t work and the lid flops around loosely. I’m going to have to do some experimenting with plastic, epoxy, and a file to get the latch working.The Pip-Boy app is a really cool idea, but even without the disappointing Pip-Boy, it’s useless when you look at it. The Pip-Boy in the game pauses the action so you can look at your inventory, quests, and map without being attacked. That doesn’t happen if all of the menus are on your arm and not on the screen. On the bright side, you can load the different Pip-Boy game cassettes into the app and play them.All is not lost, though. Instead of fretting about the impossible-to-find $130 retail Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, there’s another Fallout package with a fantastic prop, that’s both much more affordable and actually available in stores. The Fallout Anthology is just $50 and includes Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition, and Fallout: New Vegas Game of the Year Edition. And it comes in a mini-nuke.Without any mechanical latches or needing to hold a cell phone or attach to your arm, the mini nuke is great. It’s a straight replica from the Fat Man ammo in Fallout 3 and after. It closes securely with friction between the two halves of the bomb, and the inside holds a DVD box set-sized hole for the included games, with room for Fallout 4. There’s also a button that makes it makes a bomb explosion sound, followed by a Fallout level up cash register ring. The Pip-Boy isn’t great, but the bomb is the bomb.last_img read more