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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 02:54PM Reply Quote
"Digital hubs." iPod and its successors. (iPhone?) Convergence. How ridiculous will DRM get? Yep, put it all together and it just might make for a successful thread.

Madaracs – January 08, 2008 06:16AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
The Incredible Hulk gets a Reboot.

Edward Norton wrote the last draft of the screenplay.

William Hurt, Liv Tyler to co-star.

Marvel purchased the rights to the "Lonely Man Theme"

The movie is to be modeled after the TV show and Bruce Jones' run on the comic.

The gamma radiation scene from the original series will be duplicated and updated in the new film.

Huh, I saw only parts of the first film and tried to watch it once but got bored. A couple of my comic-book-fan-friends hated the Hulk. Maybe this one will be fun!

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rino – January 08, 2008 06:51AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Mad - do you use imeem in the community aspect?

I use Scrobble and LastFM but the site isn't the best. imeem looks fun and happy.

Cloudscout – January 08, 2008 07:17AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
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Madaracs
...didn't Minidisc come out well after compact disc? What world does this author live in?

CDs came out long before Minidisc, yes, but given the context he uses, "But rather than another video cassette or DVD, the industry may have found another MiniDisc. That format was a detour on music’s route from cassette to compact disc," I suspect he's reaching a little bit and trying to say that MiniDisc battled CDs and CD-Rs. If he knew his stuff, he would have pointed out that Minidisc was battling against DCC as well (Digital Compact Cassette)... and maybe even DAT.

Madaracs – January 08, 2008 09:20AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
True dat.

Madaracs – January 08, 2008 09:25AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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rino
Mad - do you use imeem in the community aspect?

I use Scrobble and LastFM but the site isn't the best. imeem looks fun and happy.

imeem was recently brought to my attention. I only signed up today because I knew someone else had done it and it works pretty good. I'm not a true imeemer yet. ;-)

I think I like the free streaming tho! Seems like they have a better selection than LastFM.

Madaracs – January 09, 2008 10:32AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Apple to cut iTunes prices in UK.

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The European Commission last spring accused Apple of unfairly charging British consumers more than their counterparts in the euro zone for tracks from iTunes, the dominant online music vendor. British consumers typically pay 79 pence, or $1.55, per song while iTunes stores in the euro zone charge 99 euro cents, or $1.46...

...Apple said that within six months it would lower prices for British consumers to bring them into line with those elsewhere in Europe. But neither the company nor the commission provided details of the settlement.


Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 09, 2008 01:32PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Bloody poms just be happy with what they get.

tliet – January 09, 2008 03:07PM Reply Quote
Apple is still profiting hugely from the weak dollar compared to the dollar... 99 euro cents is ...

OK, that includes 15% or so sales tax...



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Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 09, 2008 03:21PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
yes, but they are buying the songs from EU publishers in Euros.

El Jeffe – January 15, 2008 01:33AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
This is my Sansa I got, but for $5 cheaper (mine). Get one if you're interested. I think I mistated it was 1GB, but it's 2GB.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=205562657&adid=17653&dcaid=17653

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 16, 2008 04:00AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Mac/iPhoto support with recent wifi-enabled SD card.

Anyone here try one (of the first gen)?

http://www.eye.fi/news/2008/01/14/eye-fi-offers-wireless-photo-delivery-to-iphoto-and-support-for-leopard-and-safari/

What a journey.

John Willoughby – January 18, 2008 05:36PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Posting this from my eeePC. I replaced the OS it came with with a custom xubuntu distro, so it's running a full desktop OS. It's amazing what this thing can do, for its size and cost. VGA out, audio out, audio in, SD card slot, ethernet, two USB, 4GB internal SDD, 802.11b/g upgraded to 2 GB RAM, 800x480 screen. $400, not counting the RAM upgrade.

ghidorah – January 19, 2008 06:03AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Awesome JW. The current state of hardware simply amazes me. I guess that means I'm entering the old-fuddy stage of life?

Love the idea of user controlled installation central to Unix in general and Linux in particular. I just wish I had a greater aptitude for computers to be able to take advantage of that flexibility.

rino – January 26, 2008 06:59AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Did we share this here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

Such a great collection. Photos look amazing, good ol' Kodachrome.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 26, 2008 07:19AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Along those same lines:

http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/dlib/lat/

Don't know if I've posted these before.

El Jeffe – January 26, 2008 08:05AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Those Library of Congress photos are great.

Nice historical look at how USA reached it's zenith as a nation.

What a journey.

John Willoughby – January 26, 2008 09:43AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Say what you will about a "service economy," I wish we still had a manufacturing base. And railroads to support it. And farms that didn't have to buy patented bio-engineered seed for each year's crop. Meh, I'm getting old.

rino – January 26, 2008 09:54AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Hah! I just commented on one of the LOC's images ... and said "back when america still manufactured things!".

So true. It's all askew and pear shaped.

El Jeffe – January 28, 2008 01:37AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
25 Million songs - FREE
Legally.
A gift to you the stealing public. From the music industry and corporate America.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece

What a journey.

rino – January 28, 2008 02:30AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
> Nor is a lack of compatibility with the iPod player expected to put fans off. Apple is unlikely to allow tracks downloaded from its rival to be compatible with iPods, but, while the iPod is the most popular music player, it has not succeeded in dominating the market: sales of the iPod account for 50 million out of 130 million total digital player sales. Qtrax has also spoken of an “iPod solution”, to be announced in April.

Right.

I wonder how James Blunt's finances are doing? He mentions the hurting financials of the music industry .... just wondering.

So it's free but it's still DRM'd. Fools! Apple has sold near 3 billion tunes, SOLD, with DRM that could be switched off any time.



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