Friday, December 31, 2004
PCIe - This AGPx16 was just way too slow.
DDR2 - This Ram is like ... slow, but hell - it's new!
shader 3.0 - Imagine, those stupid ATI card users do not have this!
64bit CPU - It's like ... err ... the double of 32!
ATX 2.0 - Forget 20 pins. Go for 24 pins!
SLI - Real men need at least two GPUs...
BTX - It's not like they just turned the mainboard around...
24 bit audio - I think my mp3s will just sound way better with it.
GigabiteLAN - Imagine: highspeed Internet and gaming!
SATA for your 7200rpm HD.
SATA for your "optical drives".
At least 10 USB ports.
Nforce4, with a small fan.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
well this guy is misleading us, or he doesn't realise that a dvd is a whole lot different than a cognac glass?
or does a Cognac glass have intellectual property?
I can buy 10 glasses, but who buys 10 dvds of Spiderman2?
I can do whatever I want with the cognac glass, but MPAA doesn't want me to do what I want with the dvd (copy it for example).
Monday, August 30, 2004
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Even some of the thinner cards that appear to be fragile fared well in the trial.
They were dipped into cola, put through a washing machine, dunked in coffee, trampled by a skateboard, run over by a child's toy car and given to a six-year-old boy to destroy."
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
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Thursday, July 22, 2004
Hernandez admits that one of the key motivators in signing up for the Napster service was protection from the RIAA and its lawsuit machine. By targeting college students with legal action, the RIAA has managed to force a number of schools to consider opening a Napster shop. Do the schools really care about solving the long-term problem of music piracy? Not really. They just want the lawyers to go away.
The students using Napster will not really learn much about the value of copyrights or compensating artists at all. That's because, when their four years are up, all of their tethered downloads will disappear. That's when they will have to pick between paying $10 per month for the rest of their music loving lives or finding a more practical way of obtaining music.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
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Maarten Steinkamp, head of BMG Germany: "We must finally become customer friendly and offer music fans a broad choice. The music industry has sat motionless on its backside for far too long,"
The "normal" version, with full cover and notes, will cost €12.99, down from the current average price of €16.99 and there will also be a luxury, often limited, edition priced at €17.99 that will have a DVD component and remixes as extras.
Sunday, July 04, 2004
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Now the recording industry claims its lawsuits are finally paying off after US CD sales have risen by 10.6% in the 1st quarter 2004 from last year. However music downloads are also back on the rise, up 5 million to a total of 23 million over the same period. This indicates that CD sales seem to depend on how well file sharing is doing, thus contradicting what the music industry claims."
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Sunday, June 20, 2004
"we begin to realize what I think of as Schneier's Law: 'any person can invent a security system so clever that she or he can't think of how to break it.' This means that the only experimental methodology for discovering if you've made mistakes in your cipher is to tell all the smart people you can about it and ask them to think of ways to break it. Without this critical step, you'll eventually end up living in a fool's paradise, where your attacker has broken your cipher ages ago and is quietly decrypting all her intercepts of your messages, snickering at you."
"In DRM, the attacker is *also the recipient*. It's not Alice and
Bob and Carol, it's just Alice and Bob. Alice sells Bob a DVD.
She sells Bob a DVD player. The DVD has a movie on it -- say,
Pirates of the Caribbean -- and it's enciphered with an algorithm
called CSS -- Content Scrambling System. The DVD player has a CSS un-scrambler."
"It's a bad business. DVD is a format where the guy who makes the
records gets to design the record players. Ask yourself: how much
innovation has there been over the past decade of DVD players?
They've gotten cheaper and smaller, but where are the weird and
amazing new markets for DVD that were opened up by the VCR?"
Jack Valenti, the mouthpiece for the motion-picture industry,
told Congress in 1982 that the VCR was to the American film
industry "as the Boston Strangler is to a woman home alone."
But the Supreme Court ruled against Hollywood in 1984, when it
determined that any device capable of a substantial
non-infringing use was legal. In other words, "We don't buy this
Boston Strangler business: if your business model can't survive
the emergence of this general-purpose tool, it's time to get
another business-model or go broke."
At the heyday of Napster, record
execs used to show up at conferences and tell everyone that
Napster was doomed because no one wanted lossily compressed MP3s with no liner notes and truncated files and misspelled metadata.
Today we hear ebook publishers tell each other and anyone who'll
listen that the barrier to ebooks is screen resolution. It's
bollocks, and so is the whole sermonette about how nice a book
looks on your bookcase and how nice it smells and how easy it is
to slip into the tub. These are obvious and untrue things, like
the idea that radio will catch on once they figure out how to
sell you hotdogs during the intermission, or that movies will
really hit their stride when we can figure out how to bring the
actors out for an encore when the film's run out. Or that what
the Protestant Reformation really needs is Luther Bibles with
facsimile illumination in the margin and a rent-a-priest to read
aloud from your personal Word of God.
Sony didn't make a Betamax that only played the movies that
Hollywood was willing to permit -- Hollywood asked them to do it,
they proposed an early, analog broadcast flag that VCRs could
hunt for and respond to by disabling recording. Sony ignored them
and made the product they thought their customers wanted.
When Mako Analysis issued their report last month advising phone
companies to stop supporting Symbian phones, they were just
writing the latest installment in this story. Mako says that
phones like my P900, which can play MP3s as ringtones, are bad
for the cellphone economy, because it'll put the extortionate
ringtone sellers out of business. What Mako is saying is that
just because you bought the CD doesn't mean that you should
expect to have the ability to listen to it on your MP3 player,
and just because it plays on your MP3 player is no reason to
expect it to run as a ringtone. I wonder how they feel about
alarm clocks that will play a CD to wake you up in the morning?
Is that strangling the nascent "alarm tone" market?
Saturday, June 19, 2004
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Some facts I read there: 60% of genome patents are hold by US, 50% of soybean grown worldwide is GM (genetically modified).
It focus on four industries: Media, Medicine, Agriculture and Software.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
"I don't know if this is the best way to attract investment into the country," the executive said. "I know this is not the best way to create a base of development from which to export because there's no revenue from something free."
Monday, June 07, 2004
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"what started with MTV and became about trying to sell a $16 CD based on three minutes of music, is what killed the album."
"The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died."
I got tired of reading that, it's very long. They also have videos ;)
Saturday, May 29, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004
happened the same in Spain, Rajoy (follower of Aznar) forgot about himself and focused on Zapatero. We see the results ;)
Thursday, May 27, 2004
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"most think that buying a larger [LCD] screen with a higher resolution will allow them to see their desktop as larger." the problem is that LCD screens work best at one specific resolution, often large enough so the final result is that everything looks smaller.
Thursday, May 20, 2004
"The biggest problem is going from a closed Microsoft Office platform to an open platform like OpenOffice. For instance, when you have Microsoft Office, the Web browser is integrated with everything in Office, so your standard links and your plug-ins with the Web browser are proprietarily written to look for just Microsoft Office. So, when we are rolling over to OpenOffice, some of the links on the Web pages don't work the RIGHT way because again Microsoft has you locked in. Once you use their browser and their OS, you have to use it their way or no way." So, you start using OpenOffice and end using Linux. That's bad news for Microsoft, isn't it?
"let's say that Longhorn will run comfortably on a 3.0 gHz processor and somewhat uncomfortably on a 2.5 or 2.7.
Businesses don't like to spend money. New computers cost money. Therefore it makes sense to try and make the computers you have work. Using ten year old software simply won't cut, in terms of interoperability and just plain productivity.
The obvious answer to that is linux. With a light window manager and good software it will more than suffice."
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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I bought an external enclosure for my 3.5 parallel hdd. And it was a good investment indeed.
Sunday, March 14, 2004
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The funny thing is that those works were public domain from 1991 until 1995, when EU extended copyright terms.
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Res millor que un comunicat oficial per donar vida a un rumor.
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Monday, February 02, 2004
Top five reasons to leave Windows 9x behind.
I personally still use win98se ;)
Friday, January 30, 2004
The MPAA and RIAA are even seeking permanent antitrust exemptions from Congress to more effectively defend against technology's inevitable progress.
By taking a flexible approach to IP, companies could capitalize on the next wave of innovation rather than shirk from it. But wait too long and this ship will have sailed.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
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New RIAA plea for help is low on ISPs to do list - CD Freaks.com
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GROKLAW article to make lawyers understand Open Source.
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