* Posts by ivan

4 posts • joined 20 Apr 2008

Yes! It's the Darth Vader breakfast toaster

ivan
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Let's write a lettere to Santa!

My son and I want this at home: "so that I can eat Darth 'Water' at breakfast" says my son....

I would second that!

Dear Santa...

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Asus' sexed-up Eee PC 1000-series netbook spied on web

ivan
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Ehm...

Can you tell me what's the use of spending £350+ for such a thingy... I really can't get it... you can basically do nothing else but surf... and then what?

Yeah, it's light, ultra portable, but then again, you can't do squat with it... I still can't get the business reason for buying netbooks...

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Get your PHP on the right Trax

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Symphony all the way!

I just love it... I got sold on it after wasting tim... ehrrr "researching" on RoR.

I really like the idea of a framework: makes me focus on the business side of the application and not on the backend. Plus I managed to configure Symphony to be really fast in delivering pages and results.

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Pirate Bay-probing cop on Warner Brothers payroll

ivan
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The GONZO experiment

A lot of people are going to a great extent to capture Japanese broadcast, fan sub it and releasing the fansubs in english and other languages.

GONZO, a cartoon producer, decided to try a different route. They are now releasing at the same time as in Japan 2 of their productions on YouTube and several other places with english subtitles. If you wans a standard definition DIVX it will cost you a couple fo US dollars. Anyone can watch and buy the episodes, but the japanese, who already have other legal means to acquire the products.

Interestingly it is working quite well. There are next to nill fansubs, and they are all based on the original sub by GONZO, as well as next to nill copies floating around.

So, they are hit jackpot: people can watch for free from you tube, while GONZO gains money from the ads. People are downloading legal DIVX, paying for them, and GONZO still gets the money. And yes, there is no DRM no where but from a distributor, but you can choose where to buy your stuff from.

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