Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sunday, January 22, 2006

New Senate Broadcast Flag Bill Would Freeze Fair Use
RIAA and MPAA want to change "fair use" for "costumary historic uses". This will allow them to block anything that comes in the future. In other words, if you weren't able to download mp3 in the 70's you shouldn't in the 90's.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thanks to some lightning, I bought a new PC.: "Remember: Friends don't let friends buy Dell desktops. Laptops yes, monitors yes (or, as I'll explain shortly, possibly 'Yes! Yes! Oh, God, YES!'), desktops no. No matter how much lipstick their show pigs sport."

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

DreamHost Blog � It’s all about power.
We finally tested some new dual-core AMD opterons which draw about HALF the power of the Intel Xeons we were using. The most surprising thing was, the AMDs not only used 1/2 the power, they were 30% faster too! And for only about $100 more per server!
yay! go AMD!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Google Agrees to Limit Resolution of Israel Satellite Photos
They aaaaaalways have to be 'special'

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Xbox 360: Ripping CD's only way to store music on HDD - CD
The console could recognize and play MP3 songs from USB devices like memory sticks and portable media players, but we couldn't transfer songs over to the HDD. [...] I know when I read about this annoying limitation in the article, I was reminded of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Specifically, when the slightly too clever HAL 9000 computer disobeyed an order and said: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." Of course, this sent the crew into full gear, doing what had to be done with the HAL 9000 to regain control of the situation.
the Xbox 360 is like HAL 9000 ! xD

Friday, December 09, 2005

Slashdot | Song Sites Face Legal Crackdown
The MPA is demanding jail time for the maintainers of websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics.
Incredible! at first I thought that they talked about MP3, but no, they want jail for people posting lyrics!

What happened to democracy? How can we stop those power people with lawyers?
The Unspoken Taboo - The Never Expiring Password 1/600 passwords of expired accounts from an adult site is "password"

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

VSO Products to be banished... - CD Today, French citizens may no longer be able to make a safe backup of their purchased CDs, Movies, Games, etc. or use a software/hardware reader of their choice. Tomorrow, other countries may use this law as a model. [...] “In addition to killing off the right to private copying while keeping the fees associated to it, according to the DADVSI bill, the simple act of using software to read a DVD that is not authorized by the DVD editor could lead up to a 3-year jail sentence and a 300 000 Euros fine.”

Monday, December 05, 2005

Wired News: Europe Has the Hot Hand
And we'll use it to give the finger to other continents xD

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Linux hackers: the L in Linksys’s WRT54GL is for “Linux” - Engadget -
Linksys saw that they have something in that ever popular WRT54G of theirs (apparently they sell hundreds of thousands per month, which we totally believe), and after changing up their hardware in the their series 5 WRT54G, they’ve decided to continue making the Linux-friendly series 4 under the WRT54GL badge.
here's a product with big sales thanks to Linux.

Friday, December 02, 2005

David Byrne gets RIAA warning David Byrne -- ex-Talking Head and odd music impressario -- has been targetted by the RIAA for streaming a radio station that played too much Missy Elliot
LOL! Even music artists have to face the wrath of RIAA.
Will Sonys PS3 be the last nail in the HD-DVD coffin? - CD Consumers accustomed to the current generation DVD format will most likely begin the switch to Blu-ray or HD DVD in 2008
I hardly doubt on this '2008' number. The reason: Once you've seen some movies on HDTV you can spit on regular DVDs. I am already prepared in 2005 to spend my money on High Definition.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Macrovision wants DVD Decrypter pulled from servers
LOL! that was funny. Thanks Macrovision, now keep working on the next useless CD protection :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Xbox 360: shortages no joke: "There were plenty of parents at Best Buy, a notable contrast to Circuit City. [...] The parents were leaving the store with sad looks on their faces. This is because one employee actually said that they do not expect to receive another major shipment of Xbox 360s until February of 2006."
Here's the great launch of Xbox 360: available on stores when PS3 is out. lol!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Music Selling Delimma: iTunes This is real: I produced my CD back in 1999 and signed-up to sell my product online at Amazon bought CDNOW and life went on. I now see that my CD is listed at iTunes. And we won’t get one red cent!?
so, iTunes sells his songs and he doesn't get anything.
Sony Patents Anti-Rental Tech (for Blu-Ray and PS3)The patent describes a process by which every media disc is shipped with a unique registration key. The first time the media disc is inserted into a player, that key is read and the disc is registered by the player, then the original key on the disc is rendered unreadable. Any attempt to play a registered disc in another player will fail.
everyday we see more attempts to aleniate users from Blu-Ray, I wonder how we, users, will react to this when Blu-Ray is on sale.
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